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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 95 99 111
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 30 17 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.55% 1.07% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.14% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 30 17 15
Average salary £39,500 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.39% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,950 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £46,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,731
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.97%
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
1824 1492 2073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.12% 93.78% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1457 1208 1775
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,350 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 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
Wilmslow - 9 £40,000 -
Nantwich - 6 £30,000 -
Knutsford -6 4 £40,000 +26.98%
Crewe +2 3 £26,500 -13.82%
Chester -3 3 £52,500 +70.73%
Warrington - 3 £35,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £35,000 -
Programmer
North West

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 62 (89.86%) C#
2 53 (76.81%) .NET
3 41 (59.42%) Microsoft
4 32 (46.38%) SQL
5 31 (44.93%) CSS
6 30 (43.48%) jQuery
7 29 (42.03%) ASP.NET
8 27 (39.13%) JavaScript
9 24 (34.78%) Web Services
10 23 (33.33%) SharePoint
11 22 (31.88%) Software Engineering
12 21 (30.43%) HTML
13 20 (28.99%) Visual Studio
13 20 (28.99%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (27.54%) WCF
14 19 (27.54%) MVC
14 19 (27.54%) SQL Server
15 18 (26.09%) MS Excel
16 17 (24.64%) TDD
17 16 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (23.19%) AngularJS
17 16 (23.19%) Scrum
18 12 (17.39%) C++
19 11 (15.94%) Finance
19 11 (15.94%) LINQ
19 11 (15.94%) .NET Framework
20 10 (14.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 10 (14.49%) SOA
20 10 (14.49%) IIS
21 9 (13.04%) Windows

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.49%) IIS
3 8 (11.59%) NServiceBus
4 2 (2.90%) Apache
4 2 (2.90%) CICS
4 2 (2.90%) nginx
5 1 (1.45%) Liferay
Applications
1 18 (26.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.35%) MySQL
4 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.90%) DB2
4 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (28.99%) Visual Studio
1 20 (28.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (13.04%) SpecFlow
2 9 (13.04%) Selenium
3 8 (11.59%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.90%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Advertising
2 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (76.81%) .NET
2 31 (44.93%) CSS
3 30 (43.48%) jQuery
4 29 (42.03%) ASP.NET
5 24 (34.78%) Web Services
6 21 (30.43%) HTML
7 19 (27.54%) WCF
8 16 (23.19%) AngularJS
9 11 (15.94%) LINQ
9 11 (15.94%) .NET Framework
10 10 (14.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 9 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (13.04%) HTML5
11 9 (13.04%) JSON
12 8 (11.59%) NHibernate
12 8 (11.59%) Castle Windsor
12 8 (11.59%) CSS3
12 8 (11.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (8.70%) WPF
14 3 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.90%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.90%) W3C
2 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.45%) iSeries
3 1 (1.45%) Social Media
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Linux
3 2 (2.90%) Debian
3 2 (2.90%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.90%) UNIX
4 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Software Engineering
2 19 (27.54%) MVC
3 17 (24.64%) TDD
4 16 (23.19%) Scrum
4 16 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (14.49%) SOA
6 8 (11.59%) MVVM
6 8 (11.59%) Build Automation
7 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.35%) Web Development
9 2 (2.90%) Waterfall
10 1 (1.45%) User Stories
10 1 (1.45%) Refactoring
10 1 (1.45%) Search Engine Marketing
10 1 (1.45%) Display Advertising
10 1 (1.45%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (1.45%) Project Management
10 1 (1.45%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.45%) OOD
10 1 (1.45%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (89.86%) C#
2 32 (46.38%) SQL
3 27 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 12 (17.39%) C++
5 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.35%) PHP
6 3 (4.35%) Java
7 2 (2.90%) Python
7 2 (2.90%) COBOL
8 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.45%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 41 (59.42%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (1.45%) IBM
3 1 (1.45%) Telerik