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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 113 103 57
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 75 82 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.83% 2.05% 4.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.16% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 68 74 135
Average salary £39,500 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.53% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,150 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
3895 3797 3613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.88% 94.71% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3199 3317 3175
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +13 10 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Cheadle +5 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Salford -6 5 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Stockport -5 3 £60,000 +64.38% 2
Rochdale - 3 £48,000 -
Sale +7 2 £38,750 +38.39%
Oldham - 2 £35,000 -
Altrincham -3 1 £30,000 -11.76%
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 137 (87.26%) Software Engineering
2 66 (42.04%) .NET
2 66 (42.04%) Linux
3 64 (40.76%) C++
4 61 (38.85%) C#
5 56 (35.67%) Windows
6 55 (35.03%) SQL
7 48 (30.57%) Java
8 47 (29.94%) SQL Server
9 36 (22.93%) JavaScript
10 33 (21.02%) Python
11 30 (19.11%) OO
11 30 (19.11%) Automated Testing
12 29 (18.47%) C
13 27 (17.20%) Games
14 26 (16.56%) TDD
14 26 (16.56%) Mac OS X
15 25 (15.92%) HTML
16 24 (15.29%) Web Services
16 24 (15.29%) Scrum
16 24 (15.29%) WCF
17 23 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (14.01%) ASP.NET
19 21 (13.38%) Microsoft
20 20 (12.74%) 3D Graphics
20 20 (12.74%) Load Testing
21 19 (12.10%) XML
22 18 (11.46%) Spring
23 17 (10.83%) QA

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (5.73%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.10%) Apache
3 7 (4.46%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.64%) Zimbra
4 1 (0.64%) Liferay
4 1 (0.64%) GroupWise
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.64%) IIS
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.01%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.37%) SaaS
3 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.28%) Internet
2 10 (6.37%) Firewall
2 10 (6.37%) SMTP
2 10 (6.37%) DNS
2 10 (6.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (29.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 13 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.18%) MySQL
5 3 (1.91%) OLTP
5 3 (1.91%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.27%) Big Data
6 2 (1.27%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (10.83%) Git (software)
1 17 (10.83%) Visual Studio
2 11 (7.01%) Maven
3 10 (6.37%) JMeter
3 10 (6.37%) Subversion
4 9 (5.73%) Jenkins
5 8 (5.10%) JUnit
6 7 (4.46%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.18%) Gradle
8 4 (2.55%) Gerrit
8 4 (2.55%) Selenium
9 3 (1.91%) Hudson
9 3 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.91%) SCons
10 2 (1.27%) ClearCase
10 2 (1.27%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.27%) FxCop
10 2 (1.27%) StyleCop
10 2 (1.27%) Moq
10 2 (1.27%) NUnit
General
1 27 (17.20%) Games
2 7 (4.46%) Retail
3 6 (3.82%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.55%) Finance
5 3 (1.91%) Marketing
5 3 (1.91%) Electronics
6 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.27%) Military
7 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (42.04%) .NET
2 25 (15.92%) HTML
3 24 (15.29%) Web Services
3 24 (15.29%) WCF
4 22 (14.01%) ASP.NET
5 19 (12.10%) XML
6 18 (11.46%) Spring
7 17 (10.83%) jQuery
8 16 (10.19%) LINQ
9 15 (9.55%) HTML5
10 13 (8.28%) .NET Framework
10 13 (8.28%) Ninject
11 12 (7.64%) OpenGL
11 12 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (7.01%) Servlets
13 10 (6.37%) SOAP
13 10 (6.37%) CSS
14 9 (5.73%) Java EE
14 9 (5.73%) Grails
14 9 (5.73%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.74%) 3D Graphics
2 16 (10.19%) Animation
3 14 (8.92%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (7.64%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.73%) Mathematics
6 8 (5.10%) Physics
7 6 (3.82%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.18%) CUDA
8 5 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.91%) Blog
9 3 (1.91%) Online Games
9 3 (1.91%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.27%) Neural Network
11 1 (0.64%) Streaming Media
11 1 (0.64%) New Media
11 1 (0.64%) iPhone
11 1 (0.64%) MHEG
11 1 (0.64%) Semantic Web
11 1 (0.64%) BBC
11 1 (0.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 66 (42.04%) Linux
2 56 (35.67%) Windows
3 26 (16.56%) Mac OS X
4 11 (7.01%) Android
5 7 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.18%) UNIX
7 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.91%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.27%) Windows CE
8 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (87.26%) Software Engineering
2 30 (19.11%) OO
2 30 (19.11%) Automated Testing
3 26 (16.56%) TDD
4 24 (15.29%) Scrum
5 23 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (12.74%) Load Testing
8 17 (10.83%) OOD
8 17 (10.83%) MVC
9 16 (10.19%) Unit Testing
10 15 (9.55%) Time Management
10 15 (9.55%) SOA
11 12 (7.64%) E-Commerce
12 11 (7.01%) Software Testing
12 11 (7.01%) 3D Modelling
13 10 (6.37%) CAD
13 10 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (6.37%) Test Automation
14 8 (5.10%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (40.76%) C++
2 61 (38.85%) C#
3 55 (35.03%) SQL
4 48 (30.57%) Java
5 36 (22.93%) JavaScript
6 33 (21.02%) Python
7 29 (18.47%) C
8 16 (10.19%) PHP
9 14 (8.92%) Perl
10 12 (7.64%) Ruby
11 7 (4.46%) XPath
12 6 (3.82%) Lua
13 4 (2.55%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.91%) Scala
14 3 (1.91%) VC++
15 2 (1.27%) Ada
15 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.27%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.27%) Groovy
16 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 14 (8.92%) Degree
2 10 (6.37%) ISEB
2 10 (6.37%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.27%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.83%) QA
2 3 (1.91%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 21 (13.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.64%) Oracle
3 7 (4.46%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.55%) JBoss
4 4 (2.55%) Perforce
5 2 (1.27%) VMware
5 2 (1.27%) Wonderware
6 1 (0.64%) Novell
6 1 (0.64%) Lotus
6 1 (0.64%) Sony
6 1 (0.64%) SAP
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Manchester, North West
BBC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Salford, Manchester, North West
BBC
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 16 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Williams Interactive
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SG Gaming
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 22 days ago