The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 120 95 98
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 10 30 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.58% 1.56% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 1.66% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6 30 17
Average salary £41,888 £39,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.04% +25.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,000 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programmer
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 Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1669 1812 1495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.14% 94.52% 94.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1448 1209
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Programmer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Programmer Salary Trend in Cheshire

Programmer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Programmer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Programmer Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Programmer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 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
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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
Chester -4 4 £50,000 -4.76%
Wilmslow -5 1 £38,777 -3.05%
Widnes - 1 £45,000 -
Programmer
North West

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 12 (63.16%) HTML
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) Java
3 8 (42.11%) MVC
4 7 (36.84%) J2EE
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) Web Services
4 7 (36.84%) jQuery
5 6 (31.58%) XML
5 6 (31.58%) CSS
5 6 (31.58%) C#
5 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
6 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
6 5 (26.32%) Struts
6 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
6 5 (26.32%) JUnit
6 5 (26.32%) .NET
6 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
6 5 (26.32%) Spring MVC
6 5 (26.32%) Spring
6 5 (26.32%) Ajax
6 5 (26.32%) JIRA
6 5 (26.32%) JPA
6 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
7 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
7 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (21.05%) Selenium
7 4 (21.05%) JSON

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) NServiceBus
3 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 4 (21.05%) MySQL
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (5.26%) Data Mart
4 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (5.26%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) JUnit
1 5 (26.32%) JIRA
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 3 (15.79%) Ant
3 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
4 2 (10.53%) FxCop
4 2 (10.53%) StyleCop
4 2 (10.53%) Maven
4 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (10.53%) Mockito
4 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
4 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
4 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) ProC
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) HTML
2 7 (36.84%) J2EE
2 7 (36.84%) Web Services
2 7 (36.84%) jQuery
3 6 (31.58%) XML
3 6 (31.58%) CSS
4 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
4 5 (26.32%) Struts
4 5 (26.32%) .NET
4 5 (26.32%) Spring MVC
4 5 (26.32%) Spring
4 5 (26.32%) Ajax
4 5 (26.32%) JPA
5 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
5 4 (21.05%) JSON
6 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
6 3 (15.79%) JDBC
6 3 (15.79%) JSP
6 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (10.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) User Experience
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
1 2 (10.53%) PMI
2 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) MVC
2 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Web Development
4 2 (10.53%) SDLC
4 2 (10.53%) OOP
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) TDD
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Network Design
5 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) C#
4 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
5 4 (21.05%) VB
5 4 (21.05%) PHP
6 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
6 2 (10.53%) C
6 2 (10.53%) C++
7 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
7 1 (5.26%) Fortran
7 1 (5.26%) PROC SQL
7 1 (5.26%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft