The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 102 102 68
Rank change year-on-year
0 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 85 89 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.12% 2.16% 3.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 2.27% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 79 83 129
Average salary £39,500 £34,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.17% -1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £41,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3792 3914 3650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.45% 95.05% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3129 3390 3231
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Manchester region.

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Manchester

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Manchester

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +8 9 £27,500 -20.28% 2
Cheadle +7 7 £35,000 -12.50%
Stockport -4 7 £60,000 +64.38% 2
Salford -4 3 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Sale +6 2 £38,750 +38.39%
Oldham - 2 £35,000 -
Altrincham -5 1 £30,000 -11.76%
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 145 (88.41%) Software Engineering
2 77 (46.95%) .NET
3 71 (43.29%) C#
4 69 (42.07%) C++
5 65 (39.63%) Linux
6 60 (36.59%) SQL
7 58 (35.37%) Windows
8 48 (29.27%) Java
8 48 (29.27%) SQL Server
9 38 (23.17%) Python
10 37 (22.56%) OO
11 35 (21.34%) JavaScript
12 32 (19.51%) C
13 30 (18.29%) Automated Testing
14 27 (16.46%) Mac OS X
15 26 (15.85%) HTML
15 26 (15.85%) TDD
15 26 (15.85%) WCF
16 24 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (14.63%) Web Services
16 24 (14.63%) Scrum
17 23 (14.02%) Games
18 22 (13.41%) 3D Graphics
18 22 (13.41%) ASP.NET
19 21 (12.80%) Microsoft
20 20 (12.20%) PHP
21 19 (11.59%) Perl
21 19 (11.59%) OOD
22 18 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
22 18 (10.98%) MVC

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.66%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.05%) Apache
4 2 (1.22%) IIS
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.61%) Liferay
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.71%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.10%) SaaS
3 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.32%) Internet
2 10 (6.10%) Firewall
2 10 (6.10%) SMTP
2 10 (6.10%) DNS
3 9 (5.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.05%) MySQL
5 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.05%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.22%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.22%) Big Data
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (10.37%) Visual Studio
1 17 (10.37%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.71%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.10%) JMeter
3 10 (6.10%) Subversion
3 10 (6.10%) Maven
4 9 (5.49%) JUnit
5 5 (3.05%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.05%) Selenium
5 5 (3.05%) Gerrit
6 4 (2.44%) Gradle
6 4 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.83%) FxCop
7 3 (1.83%) StyleCop
7 3 (1.83%) Moq
7 3 (1.83%) NUnit
7 3 (1.83%) Hudson
7 3 (1.83%) SCons
8 2 (1.22%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (1.22%) Bugzilla
General
1 23 (14.02%) Games
2 7 (4.27%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.66%) Retail
4 5 (3.05%) Electronics
4 5 (3.05%) Finance
5 4 (2.44%) Military
6 3 (1.83%) Marketing
7 2 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (46.95%) .NET
2 26 (15.85%) HTML
2 26 (15.85%) WCF
3 24 (14.63%) Web Services
4 22 (13.41%) ASP.NET
5 18 (10.98%) LINQ
5 18 (10.98%) .NET Framework
5 18 (10.98%) jQuery
6 17 (10.37%) Spring
7 16 (9.76%) XML
8 14 (8.54%) Ninject
9 12 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (7.32%) OpenGL
9 12 (7.32%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (6.10%) HTML5
10 10 (6.10%) Razor View Engine
11 9 (5.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 9 (5.49%) Grails
11 9 (5.49%) CSS
12 8 (4.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.41%) 3D Graphics
2 18 (10.98%) Animation
2 18 (10.98%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.10%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.49%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.66%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.05%) Physics
6 5 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.05%) CUDA
7 4 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.83%) Blog
9 2 (1.22%) Neural Network
10 1 (0.61%) Streaming Media
10 1 (0.61%) DTV
10 1 (0.61%) iPhone
10 1 (0.61%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 65 (39.63%) Linux
2 58 (35.37%) Windows
3 27 (16.46%) Mac OS X
4 12 (7.32%) Android
5 6 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.05%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.83%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.83%) UNIX
7 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.22%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.61%) AIX
9 1 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (88.41%) Software Engineering
2 37 (22.56%) OO
3 30 (18.29%) Automated Testing
4 26 (15.85%) TDD
5 24 (14.63%) Scrum
5 24 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (11.59%) OOD
7 18 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (10.98%) MVC
8 17 (10.37%) Load Testing
9 16 (9.76%) Unit Testing
9 16 (9.76%) Time Management
9 16 (9.76%) SOA
10 13 (7.93%) 3D Modelling
11 10 (6.10%) E-Commerce
11 10 (6.10%) CAD
11 10 (6.10%) Configuration Management
12 9 (5.49%) Project Management
12 9 (5.49%) Mobile Application Development
13 8 (4.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 71 (43.29%) C#
2 69 (42.07%) C++
3 60 (36.59%) SQL
4 48 (29.27%) Java
5 38 (23.17%) Python
6 35 (21.34%) JavaScript
7 32 (19.51%) C
8 20 (12.20%) PHP
9 19 (11.59%) Perl
10 18 (10.98%) Ruby
11 7 (4.27%) Lua
12 6 (3.66%) XPath
13 4 (2.44%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.83%) VC++
14 3 (1.83%) Groovy
14 3 (1.83%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.22%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.22%) Ada
16 1 (0.61%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (8.54%) Degree
2 7 (4.27%) ISEB
2 7 (4.27%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.22%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.76%) QA
2 5 (3.05%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.83%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.61%) Puppet
2 1 (0.61%) CFEngine
2 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.49%) Oracle
3 6 (3.66%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.44%) Perforce
4 4 (2.44%) JBoss
5 3 (1.83%) VMware
5 3 (1.83%) Wonderware
6 1 (0.61%) Sony
6 1 (0.61%) SAP
Salford, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Thales
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Share options
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 37.5k per year + bonus, package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago