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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 34 31 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 2 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.93% 4.78% 4.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 4.93% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 14
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
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
196 223 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 91.16% 96.96% 99.73%
Number of salaries quoted 169 156 285
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £29,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 December 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) Django
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) LINQ
3 1 (25.00%) Telerik
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) SQL

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) Django
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) LINQ
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone 8
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Telerik