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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 34 43 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 32 22 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.72% 4.00% 7.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.82% 4.23% 7.78%
Number of salaries quoted 30 20 35
Average salary £38,750 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.16% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £20,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £34,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £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
469 520 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 98.53% 94.55% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 404 459 394
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,250 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £47,500 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram 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 21 October 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 -11 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Lancaster +3 2 £26,750 -
Chorley -5 2 £41,250 +37.50% 1
Skelmersdale +3 1 £25,000 -23.07%
Lytham St Annes - 1 £30,000 -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 46 (93.88%) .NET
2 43 (87.76%) C#
3 38 (77.55%) ASP.NET
4 35 (71.43%) HTML
4 35 (71.43%) SQL Server
5 31 (63.27%) JavaScript
5 31 (63.27%) SQL
5 31 (63.27%) CSS
6 29 (59.18%) Microsoft
7 26 (53.06%) SOAP
7 26 (53.06%) XML
7 26 (53.06%) jQuery
8 25 (51.02%) WCF
8 25 (51.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (51.02%) MVC
9 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (44.90%) .NET Framework
10 20 (40.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (40.82%) T-SQL
11 17 (34.69%) XSL
11 17 (34.69%) ADO.NET
11 17 (34.69%) Load Testing
11 17 (34.69%) Multithreading
11 17 (34.69%) Parallel Computing
11 17 (34.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (34.69%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (34.69%) Mentoring
12 10 (20.41%) VB.NET
13 9 (18.37%) HTML5
14 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 6 (12.24%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 25 (51.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (40.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (10.20%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (8.16%) MySQL
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.04%) Subversion
2 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.08%) Billing
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (93.88%) .NET
2 38 (77.55%) ASP.NET
3 35 (71.43%) HTML
4 31 (63.27%) CSS
5 26 (53.06%) SOAP
5 26 (53.06%) XML
5 26 (53.06%) jQuery
6 25 (51.02%) WCF
7 22 (44.90%) .NET Framework
8 17 (34.69%) XSL
8 17 (34.69%) ADO.NET
8 17 (34.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (18.37%) HTML5
10 6 (12.24%) Web Services
11 3 (6.12%) XSLT
11 3 (6.12%) REST
12 2 (4.08%) CSS3
12 2 (4.08%) Silverlight
12 2 (4.08%) WinForms
12 2 (4.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.69%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.20%) PDA
2 5 (10.20%) iSeries
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) AS400
4 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) SCORM
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Android
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) MVC
2 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.69%) Load Testing
3 17 (34.69%) Multithreading
3 17 (34.69%) Parallel Computing
3 17 (34.69%) Mentoring
4 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (12.24%) Web Development
5 6 (12.24%) Release Management
6 5 (10.20%) Service Management
6 5 (10.20%) Software Architecture
6 5 (10.20%) Time Management
7 4 (8.16%) System Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.12%) UML
8 3 (6.12%) OO
8 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.12%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (4.08%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 43 (87.76%) C#
2 31 (63.27%) JavaScript
2 31 (63.27%) SQL
3 20 (40.82%) T-SQL
4 10 (20.41%) VB.NET
5 7 (14.29%) VB
5 7 (14.29%) VB6
6 6 (12.24%) Java
7 5 (10.20%) PHP
7 5 (10.20%) RPG
8 1 (2.04%) ABAP
8 1 (2.04%) C++
8 1 (2.04%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (59.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Progress
3 1 (2.04%) SAP
3 1 (2.04%) Zend
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