The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire 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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 62 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 4 22 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.80% 4.66% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 4.76% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4 21 11
Average salary £39,000 £32,000 £24,824
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.87% +28.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £27,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £37,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
488 462 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 97.41% 97.88% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 426 388 379
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Programmer
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Programmer Salary Trend in Lancashire

Programmer
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Preston -17 2 £39,000 +21.87%
Chorley +5 1 £42,500 +21.42%
Programmer
North West

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) jQuery
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) CRM
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Ajax
3 3 (30.00%) Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) Kanban
3 3 (30.00%) Online Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Social Media
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) J2EE
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Spring
4 2 (20.00%) WCF
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) HTML

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) DTS
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) jQuery
3 3 (30.00%) Ajax
4 2 (20.00%) J2EE
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) Spring
4 2 (20.00%) WCF
5 1 (10.00%) Symfony
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Social Media
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) Kanban
2 3 (30.00%) Online Marketing
3 2 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) OOD
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) VB6
4 1 (10.00%) RPG IV
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Zend