The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the Chester 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 48 45 40
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 3 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.03% 0.77% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.85% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Average salary £50,000 £43,750 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +42.27%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programmer
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
273 234 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 94.14% 90.00% 97.57%
Number of salaries quoted 182 165 186
Average salary £41,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,200 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Programmer
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Programmer Salary Trend in Chester

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
1 5 (71.43%) J2EE
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
1 5 (71.43%) JUnit
1 5 (71.43%) Struts
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
1 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
1 5 (71.43%) Tomcat
1 5 (71.43%) Spring
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
1 5 (71.43%) JIRA
1 5 (71.43%) jQuery
1 5 (71.43%) Spring MVC
1 5 (71.43%) JPA
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Ant
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) JDBC
3 3 (42.86%) JSP
3 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
3 3 (42.86%) Ajax
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Maven
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 (71.43%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
1 1 (14.29%) Base SAS
1 1 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) JUnit
1 5 (71.43%) JIRA
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
2 3 (42.86%) Ant
3 2 (28.57%) Maven
3 2 (28.57%) Mockito
3 2 (28.57%) Jasmine
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) ProC
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) J2EE
1 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
1 5 (71.43%) Spring
1 5 (71.43%) Spring MVC
1 5 (71.43%) jQuery
1 5 (71.43%) JPA
1 5 (71.43%) Struts
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) Ajax
2 3 (42.86%) JDBC
2 3 (42.86%) JSP
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Fortran
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 1 (14.29%) SAS Macro
3 1 (14.29%) PROC SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle