The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 47 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 15 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.42% 0.81% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 0.83% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 11
Average salary £32,000 £32,250 £26,381
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.77% +22.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £36,600 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,250 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +7.97%
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
585 602 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.51% 97.10% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 475 524 565
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Programmer
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Programmer Salary Trend in Merseyside

Programmer
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Programmer across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Programmer Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Programmer
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Liverpool +14 14 £30,750 +2.50%
St Helens - 1 £35,000 -
Programmer
North West

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 23 (82.14%) .NET
2 22 (78.57%) SQL Server
3 17 (60.71%) SQL
4 13 (46.43%) C#
5 12 (42.86%) VB.NET
5 12 (42.86%) UNIX
5 12 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (42.86%) Client/Server
6 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET
7 10 (35.71%) Oracle
8 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
8 9 (32.14%) CorVu
8 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
9 6 (21.43%) Games
9 6 (21.43%) HTML
9 6 (21.43%) C
10 5 (17.86%) CSS
10 5 (17.86%) Android
10 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
11 4 (14.29%) Java
11 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
12 3 (10.71%) Windows
12 3 (10.71%) XML
12 3 (10.71%) XSLT
12 3 (10.71%) SOAP
12 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
12 3 (10.71%) Android Development
12 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
12 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (10.71%) XPath

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.57%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.57%) SAS
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.57%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (32.14%) CorVu
4 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
5 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (3.57%) Ingres
7 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
7 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
7 1 (3.57%) Apache Hive
7 1 (3.57%) Big Data
7 1 (3.57%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 6 (21.43%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (82.14%) .NET
2 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET
3 6 (21.43%) HTML
4 5 (17.86%) CSS
5 3 (10.71%) XML
5 3 (10.71%) XSLT
5 3 (10.71%) SOAP
6 2 (7.14%) Spring Web Flow
6 2 (7.14%) Spring
6 2 (7.14%) Web Services
6 2 (7.14%) ODBC
7 1 (3.57%) Classic ASP
7 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (3.57%) Qt
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.57%) HTML5
7 1 (3.57%) WebSockets
7 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.57%) GIS
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) UNIX
2 5 (17.86%) Android
3 3 (10.71%) Windows
3 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.57%) Solaris
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (10.71%) Android Development
3 2 (7.14%) Data Management
3 2 (7.14%) Release Management
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
3 2 (7.14%) Workflow
3 2 (7.14%) CRM
3 2 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (3.57%) OOP
4 1 (3.57%) OO
4 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.57%) MVC
4 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.57%) OOD
4 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (3.57%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (3.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) SQL
2 13 (46.43%) C#
3 12 (42.86%) VB.NET
4 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
5 6 (21.43%) C
6 4 (14.29%) Java
7 3 (10.71%) XPath
8 2 (7.14%) C++
8 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.57%) Python
9 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.57%) VB
9 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.57%) Bourne shell
9 1 (3.57%) Korn
9 1 (3.57%) SAS Macro
9 1 (3.57%) AWK
9 1 (3.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) MCSD
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) ESRI
3 1 (3.57%) Telerik