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 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
Software Developer
Rank 46 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 20 31 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.99% 6.57% 4.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 6.71% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 20 26 21
Average salary £30,000 £33,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.77% +10.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £26,450 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,100 £42,500 £38,500
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
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%

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 24 December 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 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
Lancaster +10 6 £25,250 -30.34%
Preston -20 2 £36,250 +5.07%
Blackpool -5 1 £32,500 +20.37% 1
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 50 (94.34%) C#
2 44 (83.02%) SQL Server
3 39 (73.58%) .NET
4 38 (71.70%) SQL
5 37 (69.81%) ASP.NET
6 34 (64.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (58.49%) HTML
7 31 (58.49%) JavaScript
8 30 (56.60%) T-SQL
9 28 (52.83%) jQuery
10 26 (49.06%) CSS
11 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (43.40%) SOAP
12 23 (43.40%) XML
12 23 (43.40%) Microsoft
12 23 (43.40%) MVC
12 23 (43.40%) WCF
13 20 (37.74%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (33.96%) .NET Framework
14 18 (33.96%) Mentoring
15 17 (32.08%) ADO.NET
15 17 (32.08%) XSL
15 17 (32.08%) Load Testing
15 17 (32.08%) Multithreading
15 17 (32.08%) Parallel Computing
15 17 (32.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (32.08%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (16.98%) VB.NET
16 9 (16.98%) ERP
16 9 (16.98%) Epicor

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (5.66%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (83.02%) SQL Server
2 34 (64.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (37.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (9.43%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.89%) MySQL
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (16.98%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (73.58%) .NET
2 37 (69.81%) ASP.NET
3 31 (58.49%) HTML
4 28 (52.83%) jQuery
5 26 (49.06%) CSS
6 23 (43.40%) SOAP
6 23 (43.40%) XML
6 23 (43.40%) WCF
7 18 (33.96%) .NET Framework
8 17 (32.08%) ADO.NET
8 17 (32.08%) XSL
8 17 (32.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (7.55%) HTML5
10 3 (5.66%) REST
10 3 (5.66%) XSLT
10 3 (5.66%) Web Services
10 3 (5.66%) JSON
10 3 (5.66%) LINQ
11 2 (3.77%) WPF
11 2 (3.77%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) PDA
3 4 (7.55%) User Experience
4 3 (5.66%) SCORM
5 2 (3.77%) iSeries
6 1 (1.89%) Social Media
6 1 (1.89%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (43.40%) MVC
3 18 (33.96%) Mentoring
4 17 (32.08%) Multithreading
4 17 (32.08%) Parallel Computing
4 17 (32.08%) Load Testing
5 9 (16.98%) ERP
5 9 (16.98%) Project Management
5 9 (16.98%) GAP Analysis
5 9 (16.98%) User Stories
6 5 (9.43%) Software Architecture
6 5 (9.43%) Time Management
6 5 (9.43%) Service Management
6 5 (9.43%) OO
7 4 (7.55%) OOP
8 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.66%) Web Development
8 3 (5.66%) Migration
8 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.89%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 50 (94.34%) C#
2 38 (71.70%) SQL
3 31 (58.49%) JavaScript
4 30 (56.60%) T-SQL
5 9 (16.98%) VB.NET
6 6 (11.32%) Java
7 5 (9.43%) VB6
7 5 (9.43%) VB
8 2 (3.77%) PHP
8 2 (3.77%) RPG
9 1 (1.89%) C++
9 1 (1.89%) ABAP
9 1 (1.89%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Certification
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (43.40%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) Epicor
3 1 (1.89%) Zend
3 1 (1.89%) SAP
3 1 (1.89%) Progress
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
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Posted: 23 days ago