The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 35 54 38
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 22 11 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.84% 1.83% 5.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.03% 1.94% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 34
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,963 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,750 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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 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
437 566 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 96.04% 94.18% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 339 461 514
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Merseyside

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Software Developer
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Liverpool +14 10 £30,000 -14.28% 7
Southport - 8 - - 1
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 (79.31%) JavaScript
1 23 (79.31%) .NET
2 21 (72.41%) CSS
2 21 (72.41%) C#
2 21 (72.41%) HTML
3 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (55.17%) SQL
5 14 (48.28%) Scrum
6 13 (44.83%) Linux
7 12 (41.38%) SOAP
7 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
7 12 (41.38%) TDD
7 12 (41.38%) MongoDB
7 12 (41.38%) BDD
8 10 (34.48%) Web Application Development
8 10 (34.48%) Degree
8 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
8 10 (34.48%) IIS
8 10 (34.48%) Web Services
8 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
9 9 (31.03%) XML
9 9 (31.03%) OO
9 9 (31.03%) Java
9 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
9 9 (31.03%) QA
9 9 (31.03%) Unit Testing
9 9 (31.03%) Open Source
10 8 (27.59%) NoSQL
10 8 (27.59%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (27.59%) OWASP

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 10 (34.48%) IIS
2 8 (27.59%) JBoss
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) CMS
4 1 (3.45%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Office
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) FTP
1 5 (17.24%) Internet
2 3 (10.34%) SMS
3 2 (6.90%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
1 12 (41.38%) MongoDB
2 8 (27.59%) NoSQL
3 4 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Ant
1 8 (27.59%) Maven
1 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
2 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.79%) Subversion
3 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.90%) RSpec
5 1 (3.45%) Moq
5 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.45%) NUnit
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (79.31%) .NET
2 21 (72.41%) CSS
2 21 (72.41%) HTML
3 12 (41.38%) SOAP
4 10 (34.48%) Web Services
4 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
5 9 (31.03%) XML
6 8 (27.59%) XHTML
6 8 (27.59%) WSDL
6 8 (27.59%) JDBC
6 8 (27.59%) jQuery
6 8 (27.59%) HornetQ
6 8 (27.59%) Hibernate
6 8 (27.59%) Spring
7 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 4 (13.79%) RESTful
8 4 (13.79%) VXML
8 4 (13.79%) Ajax
9 2 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) IVR
2 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Scrum
3 12 (41.38%) TDD
3 12 (41.38%) BDD
4 10 (34.48%) Web Application Development
5 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
5 9 (31.03%) OO
5 9 (31.03%) Unit Testing
5 9 (31.03%) Open Source
6 8 (27.59%) OWASP
6 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (27.59%) Automated Testing
6 8 (27.59%) MVC
6 8 (27.59%) Analytics
7 5 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (17.24%) OOD
8 4 (13.79%) Refactoring
8 4 (13.79%) Kanban
8 4 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (10.34%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) JavaScript
2 21 (72.41%) C#
3 16 (55.17%) SQL
4 9 (31.03%) Java
5 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
5 5 (17.24%) VB.NET
6 4 (13.79%) Ruby
7 1 (3.45%) Lua
7 1 (3.45%) Python
7 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.45%) C++
7 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) RedDot
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
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Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
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