The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 96 118 104
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 100 78 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.60% 1.92% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.71% 2.02% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 89 71 68
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +21.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £27,600 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3685 3859 3649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.79% 95.03% 94.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3093 3186 3184
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
Stockport +17 16 £34,500 -42.50% 4
Bolton +1 5 £37,500 +36.36%
Cheadle +5 2 £48,750 +39.28% 1
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 182 (95.79%) Software Engineering
2 98 (51.58%) Java
3 96 (50.53%) C++
4 77 (40.53%) Linux
5 66 (34.74%) Degree
6 65 (34.21%) SQL
7 62 (32.63%) C
8 59 (31.05%) C#
8 59 (31.05%) TDD
9 58 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (25.79%) JavaScript
11 45 (23.68%) XML
12 43 (22.63%) OO
13 42 (22.11%) Finance
14 40 (21.05%) Hibernate
14 40 (21.05%) Spring
15 39 (20.53%) .NET
16 38 (20.00%) SQL Server
17 37 (19.47%) SOAP
17 37 (19.47%) ASP.NET
17 37 (19.47%) Enterprise Software
18 34 (17.89%) Windows
18 34 (17.89%) Scrum
19 33 (17.37%) UNIX
19 33 (17.37%) SDLC
20 32 (16.84%) Relational Database
21 31 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
21 31 (16.32%) jQuery
22 30 (15.79%) Java EE
22 30 (15.79%) E-Commerce

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 13 (6.84%) Apache
2 4 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.58%) IIS
3 3 (1.58%) JBoss
3 3 (1.58%) WordPress
4 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.05%) CMS
4 2 (1.05%) Lync
5 1 (0.53%) Node.js
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.53%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (1.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.05%) GitHub
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.53%) Route 53
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.21%) Bluetooth
1 8 (4.21%) GPRS
1 8 (4.21%) GSM
1 8 (4.21%) UMTS
1 8 (4.21%) VoIP
1 8 (4.21%) WLAN
1 8 (4.21%) DVB
1 8 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
1 8 (4.21%) NFC
2 5 (2.63%) VPN
3 4 (2.11%) Network Security
4 3 (1.58%) Internet
5 2 (1.05%) DNS
5 2 (1.05%) SSL
6 1 (0.53%) PPTP
6 1 (0.53%) HTTP
6 1 (0.53%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.53%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (16.84%) Relational Database
3 22 (11.58%) RDBMS
4 19 (10.00%) MySQL
5 5 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.58%) EDRMS
6 3 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.58%) Big Data
7 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.05%) SQLite
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 26 (13.68%) Maven
2 23 (12.11%) NUnit
3 21 (11.05%) MSTest
4 20 (10.53%) Git (software)
5 16 (8.42%) Jenkins
6 14 (7.37%) Selenium
7 13 (6.84%) Visual Studio
8 7 (3.68%) Subversion
8 7 (3.68%) TeamCity
8 7 (3.68%) Hudson
9 6 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.11%) JIRA
10 4 (2.11%) Gradle
11 3 (1.58%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.58%) Gerrit
11 3 (1.58%) JUnit
12 2 (1.05%) FxCop
12 2 (1.05%) StyleCop
12 2 (1.05%) Moq
12 2 (1.05%) WiX
General
1 42 (22.11%) Finance
2 27 (14.21%) Retail
3 8 (4.21%) Multimedia
3 8 (4.21%) Automotive
4 6 (3.16%) Games
5 5 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.58%) Banking
6 3 (1.58%) Law
6 3 (1.58%) Back Office
6 3 (1.58%) Marketing
7 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.05%) Electronics
7 2 (1.05%) Publishing
8 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (23.68%) XML
2 40 (21.05%) Hibernate
2 40 (21.05%) Spring
3 39 (20.53%) .NET
4 37 (19.47%) ASP.NET
4 37 (19.47%) SOAP
5 31 (16.32%) jQuery
6 30 (15.79%) Java EE
6 30 (15.79%) REST
7 28 (14.74%) HTML
8 27 (14.21%) CSS
9 26 (13.68%) RESTful
10 25 (13.16%) RabbitMQ
10 25 (13.16%) Web Services
11 24 (12.63%) Servlets
11 24 (12.63%) ActiveMQ
11 24 (12.63%) JMS
11 24 (12.63%) WSDL
11 24 (12.63%) JSON
11 24 (12.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.47%) Enterprise Software
2 31 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (9.47%) Computer Science
4 15 (7.89%) Animation
5 12 (6.32%) Mathematics
6 9 (4.74%) iPhone
6 9 (4.74%) 3D Graphics
7 8 (4.21%) Device Driver
7 8 (4.21%) MPEG
8 7 (3.68%) N-Tier
8 7 (3.68%) Physics
9 5 (2.63%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.11%) NHS
11 3 (1.58%) W3C
11 3 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (1.05%) Replication
13 1 (0.53%) PACS
13 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
13 1 (0.53%) PKI
13 1 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 77 (40.53%) Linux
2 34 (17.89%) Windows
3 33 (17.37%) UNIX
4 20 (10.53%) Android
5 12 (6.32%) Apple iOS
6 9 (4.74%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (4.21%) Nucleus RTOS
7 8 (4.21%) Windows 8
7 8 (4.21%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.63%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.58%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.53%) CentOS
12 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (95.79%) Software Engineering
2 59 (31.05%) TDD
3 58 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (22.63%) OO
5 34 (17.89%) Scrum
6 33 (17.37%) SDLC
7 30 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 26 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (12.63%) Unit Testing
9 24 (12.63%) Logistics
10 23 (12.11%) MVC
10 23 (12.11%) Software Architecture
11 19 (10.00%) MVVM
12 16 (8.42%) Mentoring
13 14 (7.37%) Use Case
13 14 (7.37%) UML
14 13 (6.84%) RUP
14 13 (6.84%) DSDM
14 13 (6.84%) Service Delivery
14 13 (6.84%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 98 (51.58%) Java
2 96 (50.53%) C++
3 65 (34.21%) SQL
4 62 (32.63%) C
5 59 (31.05%) C#
6 49 (25.79%) JavaScript
7 23 (12.11%) PHP
7 23 (12.11%) Python
8 20 (10.53%) T-SQL
9 14 (7.37%) PL/SQL
10 12 (6.32%) Scala
11 9 (4.74%) R
12 4 (2.11%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.58%) Ruby
14 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.05%) XAML
14 2 (1.05%) Go
14 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.53%) Clojure
15 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 66 (34.74%) Degree
2 3 (1.58%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.05%) MCP
3 2 (1.05%) MCSD
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.05%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.68%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.11%) Docker
2 2 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) vSphere
3 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (3.16%) Puppet
2 2 (1.05%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.05%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.53%) SCOM
3 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.53%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 9 (4.74%) Symbian
1 9 (4.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.68%) Oracle
3 3 (1.58%) Perforce
3 3 (1.58%) VMware
3 3 (1.58%) Wonderware
4 1 (0.53%) Zend
4 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.53%) SAP
4 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competive, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £22k per year + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Market leading career path
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £33000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Greater Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 24 days ago