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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 111 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 26 11 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.31% 0.66% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.70% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 26 9 23
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,200 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £46,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1829 1577 1949
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.05% 94.71% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1297 1613
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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
Wilmslow - 13 £40,000 -
Northwich - 3 £37,500 -
Chester +7 2 £31,750 -
Knutsford - 2 £40,000 -
Crewe -6 1 £30,000 -4.76%
Programmer
North West

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 49 (80.33%) C#
2 42 (68.85%) .NET
3 35 (57.38%) ASP.NET
4 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (52.46%) jQuery
6 31 (50.82%) CSS
6 31 (50.82%) SQL
6 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
7 28 (45.90%) HTML
8 27 (44.26%) MVC
9 26 (42.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (40.98%) WCF
10 25 (40.98%) SQL Server
10 25 (40.98%) Visual Studio
11 24 (39.34%) MS Excel
12 23 (37.70%) Scrum
12 23 (37.70%) TDD
12 23 (37.70%) AngularJS
13 22 (36.07%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (34.43%) Web Services
14 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
14 21 (34.43%) Software Engineering
15 17 (27.87%) Finance
15 17 (27.87%) HTML5
16 16 (26.23%) CSS3
17 15 (24.59%) SpecFlow
17 15 (24.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (24.59%) Selenium
17 15 (24.59%) Windows

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 14 (22.95%) NServiceBus
2 10 (16.39%) IIS
3 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.28%) CICS
5 1 (1.64%) Liferay
Applications
1 24 (39.34%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (40.98%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.92%) MySQL
4 2 (3.28%) DB2
5 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.64%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.64%) QlikView
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (42.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (40.98%) Visual Studio
3 15 (24.59%) Selenium
3 15 (24.59%) SpecFlow
4 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.28%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (27.87%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (68.85%) .NET
2 35 (57.38%) ASP.NET
3 32 (52.46%) jQuery
4 31 (50.82%) CSS
5 28 (45.90%) HTML
6 25 (40.98%) WCF
7 23 (37.70%) AngularJS
8 21 (34.43%) Web Services
9 17 (27.87%) HTML5
10 16 (26.23%) CSS3
11 15 (24.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (22.95%) JSON
12 14 (22.95%) NHibernate
12 14 (22.95%) Castle Windsor
13 11 (18.03%) LINQ
14 10 (16.39%) .NET Framework
14 10 (16.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 6 (9.84%) WPF
16 2 (3.28%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.28%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) STB
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) iSeries
3 1 (1.64%) Open Source
3 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (44.26%) MVC
3 23 (37.70%) Scrum
3 23 (37.70%) TDD
4 22 (36.07%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (34.43%) Software Engineering
6 10 (16.39%) SOA
7 8 (13.11%) MVVM
7 8 (13.11%) Build Automation
8 4 (6.56%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.92%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.92%) OOP
10 2 (3.28%) OO
10 2 (3.28%) Waterfall
11 1 (1.64%) Web Development
11 1 (1.64%) Data Management
11 1 (1.64%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.64%) OOD
11 1 (1.64%) ETL
11 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 49 (80.33%) C#
2 31 (50.82%) SQL
3 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.75%) T-SQL
5 8 (13.11%) C++
6 3 (4.92%) PHP
7 2 (3.28%) COBOL
7 2 (3.28%) Python
8 1 (1.64%) Java
8 1 (1.64%) RPG
8 1 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.64%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (1.64%) Telerik
2 1 (1.64%) Zend
2 1 (1.64%) Tableau
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
2 1 (1.64%) SAP
2 1 (1.64%) Cognos
2 1 (1.64%) IBM