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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 84 103 96
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 90 81 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.70% 2.04% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 2.16% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 81 79 102
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +11.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £41,350
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
3171 3744 4096
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.08% 94.21% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2626 3096 3547
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +14 15 £34,500 -42.50% 1
Altrincham - 5 £43,750 - 1
Wigan - 4 £47,500 -
Bolton +6 3 £47,500 +69.64%
Cheadle -5 2 - -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 189 (96.92%) Software Engineering
2 100 (51.28%) C++
3 95 (48.72%) Java
4 93 (47.69%) Degree
5 77 (39.49%) Linux
6 67 (34.36%) C#
7 65 (33.33%) C
7 65 (33.33%) TDD
8 59 (30.26%) SQL
9 56 (28.72%) OO
10 54 (27.69%) XML
11 50 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (24.62%) SQL Server
13 45 (23.08%) SOAP
13 45 (23.08%) JavaScript
14 41 (21.03%) .NET
15 40 (20.51%) Finance
15 40 (20.51%) Hibernate
15 40 (20.51%) Spring
16 39 (20.00%) UNIX
16 39 (20.00%) REST
17 37 (18.97%) Relational Database
17 37 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
18 36 (18.46%) Enterprise Software
19 34 (17.44%) RabbitMQ
19 34 (17.44%) Servlets
19 34 (17.44%) JMS
19 34 (17.44%) WSDL
19 34 (17.44%) ActiveMQ
19 34 (17.44%) Maven

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (6.67%) Apache
2 4 (2.05%) IIS
2 4 (2.05%) JBoss
3 3 (1.54%) WordPress
3 3 (1.54%) Facebook Platform
4 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.03%) GitHub
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.18%) Network Security
2 8 (4.10%) DVB
2 8 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (4.10%) NFC
2 8 (4.10%) Bluetooth
2 8 (4.10%) GPRS
2 8 (4.10%) GSM
2 8 (4.10%) UMTS
2 8 (4.10%) VoIP
2 8 (4.10%) WLAN
3 4 (2.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.05%) VPN
4 2 (1.03%) HTTP
5 1 (0.51%) DNS
5 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.51%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 37 (18.97%) Relational Database
3 23 (11.79%) RDBMS
4 16 (8.21%) MySQL
5 10 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.54%) EDRMS
8 3 (1.54%) Big Data
9 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.51%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 34 (17.44%) Maven
2 18 (9.23%) NUnit
2 18 (9.23%) MSTest
3 13 (6.67%) Selenium
3 13 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 12 (6.15%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.62%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.59%) Hudson
6 7 (3.59%) TeamCity
7 6 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.05%) PVCS
8 4 (2.05%) Subversion
8 4 (2.05%) JIRA
8 4 (2.05%) JUnit
9 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.03%) Gradle
10 2 (1.03%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.51%) InstallShield
General
1 40 (20.51%) Finance
2 29 (14.87%) Retail
3 12 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.13%) Electronics
5 9 (4.62%) Manufacturing
6 8 (4.10%) Publishing
6 8 (4.10%) Games
6 8 (4.10%) Automotive
6 8 (4.10%) Multimedia
7 5 (2.56%) Law
7 5 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (2.05%) Banking
8 4 (2.05%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.51%) French Language
9 1 (0.51%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (27.69%) XML
2 45 (23.08%) SOAP
3 41 (21.03%) .NET
4 40 (20.51%) Hibernate
4 40 (20.51%) Spring
5 39 (20.00%) REST
6 34 (17.44%) JSON
6 34 (17.44%) RabbitMQ
6 34 (17.44%) ActiveMQ
6 34 (17.44%) WSDL
6 34 (17.44%) Servlets
6 34 (17.44%) JMS
7 31 (15.90%) ASP.NET
8 29 (14.87%) HTML
9 26 (13.33%) RESTful
10 25 (12.82%) WCF
11 24 (12.31%) Java EE
12 23 (11.79%) WPF
12 23 (11.79%) CSS
13 20 (10.26%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (18.46%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (10.77%) Computer Science
3 21 (10.77%) Mathematics
4 16 (8.21%) Physics
5 14 (7.18%) Algorithms
6 12 (6.15%) Animation
6 12 (6.15%) Device Driver
7 10 (5.13%) User Experience
8 9 (4.62%) 3D Graphics
9 8 (4.10%) MPEG
9 8 (4.10%) iPhone
10 5 (2.56%) Mobile App
11 4 (2.05%) Replication
11 4 (2.05%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.54%) NHS
12 3 (1.54%) W3C
12 3 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.51%) DTV
13 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 77 (39.49%) Linux
2 39 (20.00%) UNIX
3 27 (13.85%) Windows
4 15 (7.69%) Android
5 8 (4.10%) Windows 7
5 8 (4.10%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.10%) Windows 8
5 8 (4.10%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (4.10%) Nucleus RTOS
6 5 (2.56%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.05%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) CentOS
8 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (96.92%) Software Engineering
2 65 (33.33%) TDD
3 56 (28.72%) OO
4 50 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (16.41%) E-Commerce
5 32 (16.41%) SDLC
6 27 (13.85%) Unit Testing
7 25 (12.82%) Scrum
7 25 (12.82%) Logistics
8 24 (12.31%) MVC
8 24 (12.31%) Software Architecture
9 19 (9.74%) MVVM
9 19 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (9.23%) OOD
11 15 (7.69%) UML
12 14 (7.18%) Automated Testing
13 12 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (6.15%) Multithreading
13 12 (6.15%) Functional Programming
14 11 (5.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 100 (51.28%) C++
2 95 (48.72%) Java
3 67 (34.36%) C#
4 65 (33.33%) C
5 59 (30.26%) SQL
6 45 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 21 (10.77%) PHP
7 21 (10.77%) Python
8 20 (10.26%) T-SQL
9 14 (7.18%) Scala
10 11 (5.64%) PL/SQL
11 9 (4.62%) R
12 7 (3.59%) XAML
13 4 (2.05%) Embedded C
13 4 (2.05%) Embedded C++
13 4 (2.05%) ANSI C
13 4 (2.05%) Ruby
14 3 (1.54%) Haskell
14 3 (1.54%) Erlang
14 3 (1.54%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 93 (47.69%) Degree
2 2 (1.03%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.03%) MCSD
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.03%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.10%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.05%) Firmware
2 3 (1.54%) Docker
3 2 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.56%) Puppet
2 2 (1.03%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.10%) Symbian
3 4 (2.05%) Business Objects
4 3 (1.54%) Perforce
4 3 (1.54%) Facebook
4 3 (1.54%) Twitter
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle
6 1 (0.51%) SAP
6 1 (0.51%) VMware
6 1 (0.51%) Wonderware
6 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.51%) Apple
6 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
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Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
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