The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 51 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 29 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.28% 6.70% 5.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 6.82% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 6 26 25
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% +37.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £33,250 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £42,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Software Developer
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
453 425 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 97.00% 98.15% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 401 365 398
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,350 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Lancashire

Software Developer
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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 +2 1 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Blackburn - 1 £27,500 -
Blackpool - 1 £32,500 - 1
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 31 (93.94%) C#
2 26 (78.79%) SQL Server
3 23 (69.70%) SQL
4 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
4 20 (60.61%) .NET
5 19 (57.58%) T-SQL
6 18 (54.55%) JavaScript
6 18 (54.55%) HTML
7 17 (51.52%) jQuery
7 17 (51.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (39.39%) CSS
8 13 (39.39%) XML
9 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (33.33%) MVC
10 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 11 (33.33%) SOAP
10 11 (33.33%) WCF
11 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (27.27%) User Stories
11 9 (27.27%) ERP
11 9 (27.27%) GAP Analysis
11 9 (27.27%) Epicor
11 9 (27.27%) Project Management
11 9 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
13 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
14 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Software

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (78.79%) SQL Server
2 17 (51.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
1 20 (60.61%) .NET
2 18 (54.55%) HTML
3 17 (51.52%) jQuery
4 13 (39.39%) CSS
4 13 (39.39%) XML
5 11 (33.33%) SOAP
5 11 (33.33%) WCF
6 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
7 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (18.18%) XSL
7 6 (18.18%) ADO.NET
8 3 (9.09%) XSLT
8 3 (9.09%) HTML5
8 3 (9.09%) JSON
8 3 (9.09%) LINQ
9 2 (6.06%) WPF
9 2 (6.06%) REST
9 2 (6.06%) WinForms
9 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.12%) User Experience
4 3 (9.09%) SCORM
5 1 (3.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) MVC
3 9 (27.27%) User Stories
3 9 (27.27%) ERP
3 9 (27.27%) GAP Analysis
3 9 (27.27%) Project Management
4 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
5 6 (18.18%) Parallel Computing
5 6 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 6 (18.18%) Load Testing
6 4 (12.12%) OOP
6 4 (12.12%) OO
7 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.09%) Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Web Development
8 1 (3.03%) CRM
8 1 (3.03%) OOD
8 1 (3.03%) Logistics
8 1 (3.03%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (93.94%) C#
2 23 (69.70%) SQL
3 19 (57.58%) T-SQL
4 18 (54.55%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.15%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.03%) ABAP
6 1 (3.03%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) C++
6 1 (3.03%) PHP
6 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Certification
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) Epicor
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Zend
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