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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 46 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5 31 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.18% 6.74% 6.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 6.95% 7.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5 31 31
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +32.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,200 £42,500 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +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
415 446 465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 97.65% 96.96% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 369 380 409
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,084 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £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
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 27 March 2015.

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 27 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 +3 2 £35,000 -17.64%
Blackpool -6 1 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Accrington - 1 £38,000 - 1
Blackburn - 1 £27,500 -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 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 23 (92.00%) C#
2 19 (76.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (72.00%) SQL
4 13 (52.00%) .NET
4 13 (52.00%) ASP.NET
5 12 (48.00%) T-SQL
5 12 (48.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (44.00%) jQuery
7 10 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (40.00%) HTML
7 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
8 9 (36.00%) GAP Analysis
8 9 (36.00%) ERP
8 9 (36.00%) Epicor
8 9 (36.00%) Project Management
8 9 (36.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (36.00%) User Stories
9 6 (24.00%) CSS
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 4 (16.00%) WCF
11 4 (16.00%) MVC
11 4 (16.00%) SOAP
11 4 (16.00%) Web Services
11 4 (16.00%) XML
11 4 (16.00%) OO
11 4 (16.00%) VB.NET
11 4 (16.00%) HTML5
12 3 (12.00%) REST

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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.

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (76.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (48.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (36.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (8.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) ASP.NET
1 13 (52.00%) .NET
2 11 (44.00%) jQuery
3 10 (40.00%) HTML
4 6 (24.00%) CSS
5 4 (16.00%) SOAP
5 4 (16.00%) Web Services
5 4 (16.00%) XML
5 4 (16.00%) WCF
5 4 (16.00%) HTML5
6 3 (12.00%) REST
7 2 (8.00%) WPF
7 2 (8.00%) LINQ
7 2 (8.00%) WinForms
7 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (8.00%) JSON
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.00%) Symfony
8 1 (4.00%) Classic ASP
8 1 (4.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) SCORM
3 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ERP
1 9 (36.00%) Project Management
1 9 (36.00%) GAP Analysis
1 9 (36.00%) User Stories
2 4 (16.00%) MVC
2 4 (16.00%) OO
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) OOP
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.00%) OOD
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) Web Design
5 1 (4.00%) Online Marketing
5 1 (4.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (4.00%) Kanban
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) C#
2 18 (72.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) T-SQL
4 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) VB
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Epicor
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Zend
Accrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Warrington and Blackpool
Department for Work and Pensions
Salary: £37,620 with an additional Digital Allowance of circa £12,180
Posted: 14 days ago