The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank 773 715 636
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -79
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 160 224 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.22% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.22% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 153 217 323
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.32%
Software Programmer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
93163 99616 107707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.31% 96.52% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 79053 82097 88100
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Programmer
Salary Trend in England

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

Software Programmer Salary Trend in England

Software Programmer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Programmer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Software Programmer Salary Histogram in England

Software Programmer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Programmer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
London +30 78 £65,000 +10.63% 4
South East 0 30 £37,500 -1.31% 2
East of England -2 30 £47,500 +18.75%
Yorkshire +9 12 £35,000 -12.50% 2
North West +25 5 £32,500 +12.06%
South West -14 2 £33,750 -15.62% 1
North East +1 1 £32,500 +8.33%
East Midlands -4 1 £35,000 +12.90%
West Midlands -31 1 £25,000 -42.85%
Software Programmer
UK

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the England region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title.

1 241 (79.80%) Software Engineering
2 160 (52.98%) C#
3 141 (46.69%) SQL
4 135 (44.70%) .NET
5 120 (39.74%) SQL Server
6 114 (37.75%) Degree
7 112 (37.09%) Java
8 106 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
9 100 (33.11%) Computer Science
10 87 (28.81%) Finance
11 85 (28.15%) C++
12 84 (27.81%) JavaScript
13 78 (25.83%) WCF
14 72 (23.84%) WPF
15 65 (21.52%) ASP.NET
16 62 (20.53%) Microsoft
17 60 (19.87%) Python
18 59 (19.54%) Web Services
19 55 (18.21%) HTML
20 54 (17.88%) Windows
20 54 (17.88%) Linux
20 54 (17.88%) MVC
20 54 (17.88%) TDD
21 50 (16.56%) Oracle
22 48 (15.89%) Unix
22 48 (15.89%) Hedge funds
23 43 (14.24%) NoSQL
24 42 (13.91%) OO
25 40 (13.25%) Visualisation
26 39 (12.91%) Enterprise Software

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the England region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.32%) Apache
1 7 (2.32%) Node.js
2 6 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.99%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.32%) IIS
3 4 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (0.99%) Drupal
4 3 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.66%) CMS
5 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.33%) Documentum
6 1 (0.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 21 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.32%) Google App Engine
3 7 (2.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.66%) SaaS
5 3 (0.99%) GitHub
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.60%) TCP/IP
2 25 (8.28%) Network Security
3 13 (4.30%) Internet
4 3 (0.99%) HTTP
5 1 (0.33%) FTP
5 1 (0.33%) SMTP
5 1 (0.33%) SSL
5 1 (0.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (39.74%) SQL Server
2 43 (14.24%) NoSQL
3 21 (6.95%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (5.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (4.64%) Data Mining
7 11 (3.64%) Big Data
7 11 (3.64%) Event Store
7 11 (3.64%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (3.31%) DataStage
8 10 (3.31%) MySQL
8 10 (3.31%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.31%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.66%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.66%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.99%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (8.28%) SpecFlow
2 18 (5.96%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.97%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.97%) JIRA
4 10 (3.31%) Subversion
5 9 (2.98%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.98%) Maven
5 9 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.65%) TeamCity
7 7 (2.32%) Selenium
8 6 (1.99%) Ant
8 6 (1.99%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.99%) Jasmine
8 6 (1.99%) JUnit
8 6 (1.99%) Mockito
9 5 (1.66%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (1.32%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.66%) ReSharper
General
1 87 (28.81%) Finance
2 29 (9.60%) Front Office
3 23 (7.62%) Banking
4 18 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 17 (5.63%) Games
5 17 (5.63%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.31%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.65%) Electronics
8 5 (1.66%) Retail
9 3 (0.99%) Legal
10 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.66%) Marketing
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (44.70%) .NET
2 78 (25.83%) WCF
3 72 (23.84%) WPF
4 65 (21.52%) ASP.NET
5 59 (19.54%) Web Services
6 55 (18.21%) HTML
7 38 (12.58%) .NET Framework
8 37 (12.25%) WinForms
9 30 (9.93%) ASP.NET Web API
9 30 (9.93%) CSS
10 29 (9.60%) AngularJS
11 27 (8.94%) XML
12 24 (7.95%) COM
13 22 (7.28%) HTML5
13 22 (7.28%) jQuery
14 18 (5.96%) Hibernate
14 18 (5.96%) Spring
15 17 (5.63%) JMS
16 16 (5.30%) J2EE
17 15 (4.97%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 100 (33.11%) Computer Science
2 48 (15.89%) Hedge funds
3 40 (13.25%) Visualisation
4 39 (12.91%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (11.26%) Mathematics
6 24 (7.95%) BYOD
7 13 (4.30%) Neural Network
8 11 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (2.98%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.98%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (2.98%) Fintech
9 9 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (2.98%) Internet of Things
9 9 (2.98%) Physics
10 8 (2.65%) Client/Server
11 7 (2.32%) Derivative
11 7 (2.32%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.99%) Statistics
13 5 (1.66%) Data Structures
14 4 (1.32%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.88%) Linux
1 54 (17.88%) Windows
2 48 (15.89%) Unix
3 5 (1.66%) Android
4 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (79.80%) Software Engineering
2 106 (35.10%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (17.88%) MVC
3 54 (17.88%) TDD
4 42 (13.91%) OO
5 36 (11.92%) Scrum
6 35 (11.59%) BDD
7 31 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (9.60%) Web Development
9 28 (9.27%) Multithreading
10 27 (8.94%) Kanban
11 24 (7.95%) SDLC
12 22 (7.28%) High Availability
13 21 (6.95%) OOP
14 13 (4.30%) ETL
14 13 (4.30%) Mentoring
14 13 (4.30%) Pair Programming
14 13 (4.30%) Waterfall
15 11 (3.64%) Domain-Driven Design
15 11 (3.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (52.98%) C#
2 141 (46.69%) SQL
3 112 (37.09%) Java
4 85 (28.15%) C++
5 84 (27.81%) JavaScript
6 60 (19.87%) Python
7 26 (8.61%) Objective-C
7 26 (8.61%) T-SQL
8 24 (7.95%) C
8 24 (7.95%) PL/SQL
9 22 (7.28%) F#
10 21 (6.95%) VB.NET
11 20 (6.62%) Scala
12 14 (4.64%) Perl
13 13 (4.30%) Shell Script
14 10 (3.31%) VBScript
15 9 (2.98%) PHP
16 7 (2.32%) Ruby
17 6 (1.99%) Bash Shell
18 5 (1.66%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 114 (37.75%) Degree
2 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (0.99%) PhD
3 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.96%) QA
System Software
1 12 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) HDFS
2 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (7.95%) WMI
2 3 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.66%) Puppet
4 1 (0.33%) logstash
4 1 (0.33%) Mesos
4 1 (0.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 62 (20.53%) Microsoft
2 50 (16.56%) Oracle
3 24 (7.95%) Apple
4 11 (3.64%) Sybase
5 4 (1.32%) Telerik
6 3 (0.99%) Perforce
7 2 (0.66%) Google
7 2 (0.66%) Tableau
8 1 (0.33%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.33%) New Relic
8 1 (0.33%) Rally
8 1 (0.33%) SAP
8 1 (0.33%) TOWER Software
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