The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 32 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 1.39% 4.44% 3.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 4.57% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 4
Average salary £25,000 £36,750 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.97% +8.88%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Software Developer
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton 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
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
143 175 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 99.31% 97.22% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 130 170 124
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,950 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Bolton

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (88.89%) MVC
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
3 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (55.56%) Windows
5 5 (55.56%) NUnit
5 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (55.56%) TDD
6 4 (44.44%) Pair Programming
6 4 (44.44%) ReSharper
6 4 (44.44%) Dojo
6 4 (44.44%) WCF
6 4 (44.44%) TeamCity
6 4 (44.44%) Mercurial
6 4 (44.44%) Moq
6 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
6 4 (44.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (44.44%) OOD
6 4 (44.44%) OO
6 4 (44.44%) COM+
7 3 (33.33%) Web Services
7 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
7 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 3 (33.33%) HTML

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) NUnit
2 4 (44.44%) ReSharper
2 4 (44.44%) TeamCity
2 4 (44.44%) Mercurial
2 4 (44.44%) Moq
2 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
2 4 (44.44%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (44.44%) Dojo
3 4 (44.44%) WCF
3 4 (44.44%) COM+
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) NHibernate
5 2 (22.22%) RESTful
5 2 (22.22%) jQuery
5 2 (22.22%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (22.22%) WinForms
5 2 (22.22%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (22.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) MVC
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Pair Programming
3 4 (44.44%) OOD
3 4 (44.44%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Logistics
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) OOP
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) VB6
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft