The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2038 2514 2919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.43% 36.77% 40.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.16% 38.61% 42.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1713 2179 2639
Average salary £39,000 £36,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5796 6511 6833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.08% 95.22% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4649 5266 5785
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Developer Salary Trend in the North West

Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Developer Salary Histogram in the North West

Developer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
Manchester 0 1143 £40,000 +6.66% 301
Cheshire 0 479 £38,750 +9.15% 133
Lancashire 0 200 £35,000 +7.69% 81
Merseyside 0 164 £40,000 +14.28% 56
Cumbria -1 15 £23,000 -8.00% 6
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited 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 Developer in their job title.

1 2130 (49.81%) .NET
2 2041 (47.73%) C#
3 1984 (46.40%) HTML
4 1867 (43.66%) JavaScript
5 1748 (40.88%) CSS
6 1710 (39.99%) Agile Software Development
7 1595 (37.30%) SQL Server
8 1563 (36.55%) ASP.NET
9 1476 (34.52%) MVC
10 1421 (33.23%) SQL
11 1126 (26.33%) jQuery
12 864 (20.21%) PHP
13 775 (18.12%) TDD
14 762 (17.82%) HTML5
15 725 (16.96%) OO
16 690 (16.14%) ASP.NET MVC
17 686 (16.04%) Web Services
18 683 (15.97%) Java
19 648 (15.15%) Microsoft
20 616 (14.41%) WCF
21 612 (14.31%) MySQL
22 588 (13.75%) Scrum
23 555 (12.98%) .NET Framework
24 541 (12.65%) XML
25 472 (11.04%) Degree
26 466 (10.90%) Finance
27 460 (10.76%) Windows
28 459 (10.73%) Web Development
29 421 (9.85%) CSS3
30 413 (9.66%) OOP

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 216 (5.05%) CMS
2 214 (5.00%) Node.js
3 190 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 141 (3.30%) WordPress
5 105 (2.46%) Apache
6 95 (2.22%) IIS
7 79 (1.85%) Umbraco
8 71 (1.66%) Tomcat
9 68 (1.59%) Drupal
10 62 (1.45%) WebSphere
11 56 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 48 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
13 40 (0.94%) WebLogic
14 37 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
15 30 (0.70%) JBoss
16 27 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
17 22 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
18 21 (0.49%) Apache Solr
18 21 (0.49%) Joomla!
19 19 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 294 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 106 (2.48%) Photoshop
3 45 (1.05%) MS Office
4 28 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 25 (0.58%) Fireworks
6 19 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 16 (0.37%) MS Visio
8 15 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
9 13 (0.30%) InfoPath
9 13 (0.30%) PowerPivot
10 10 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (0.19%) MS Project
12 2 (0.047%) Maya
12 2 (0.047%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.047%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.047%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.023%) PrintSoft PReS
13 1 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 197 (4.61%) Magento
2 55 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.40%) Exstream
4 17 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.23%) Visualfiles
5 10 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.12%) Tridion
8 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.070%) Cognos Controller
9 3 (0.070%) Line 50
9 3 (0.070%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.070%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.047%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.047%) Shopify
10 2 (0.047%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.047%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 103 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (1.08%) SaaS
4 26 (0.61%) Office 365
5 13 (0.30%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.26%) GitHub
7 8 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.14%) Yammer
9 5 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.094%) Silverpop
10 4 (0.094%) Trello
11 3 (0.070%) Force.com
11 3 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.047%) SmartFocus
13 1 (0.023%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.023%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 170 (3.98%) Internet
2 101 (2.36%) HTTP
3 50 (1.17%) Intranet
4 47 (1.10%) Wireless
5 19 (0.44%) Network Security
6 11 (0.26%) HTTPS
7 10 (0.23%) Broadband
8 8 (0.19%) SSH
9 7 (0.16%) SSL
10 5 (0.12%) ATM
10 5 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.094%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.094%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.070%) VLAN
12 3 (0.070%) SMS
13 2 (0.047%) UMTS
13 2 (0.047%) FTP
13 2 (0.047%) SNMP
13 2 (0.047%) LDAP
13 2 (0.047%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1595 (37.30%) SQL Server
2 612 (14.31%) MySQL
3 353 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 278 (6.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 271 (6.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 177 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
7 150 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 147 (3.44%) Relational Database
9 137 (3.20%) NoSQL
10 136 (3.18%) Oracle Database
11 119 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 78 (1.82%) Big Data
13 75 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
14 67 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
14 67 (1.57%) MongoDB
15 54 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
16 48 (1.12%) RDBMS
17 46 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 36 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
19 33 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 386 (9.03%) Git (software)
2 292 (6.83%) Visual Studio
3 228 (5.33%) NUnit
4 204 (4.77%) Subversion
5 203 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 126 (2.95%) Moq
7 121 (2.83%) Rhino Mocks
7 121 (2.83%) MSTest
8 88 (2.06%) JUnit
9 77 (1.80%) Eclipse
10 63 (1.47%) JIRA
11 60 (1.40%) Grunt
12 57 (1.33%) Selenium
13 48 (1.12%) Maven
14 42 (0.98%) Ant
15 37 (0.87%) Mercurial
16 33 (0.77%) Jenkins
17 26 (0.61%) Cucumber
18 21 (0.49%) Xcode
19 20 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 466 (10.90%) Finance
2 220 (5.14%) Marketing
3 154 (3.60%) Retail
4 134 (3.13%) Games
5 74 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 68 (1.59%) Advertising
7 54 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 39 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 37 (0.87%) Banking
10 35 (0.82%) Law
11 34 (0.80%) Back Office
12 32 (0.75%) Music Industry
13 31 (0.72%) Legal
14 30 (0.70%) Automotive
15 19 (0.44%) Billing
16 12 (0.28%) Local Government
17 11 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.23%) Electronics
18 10 (0.23%) Multimedia
19 7 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2130 (49.81%) .NET
2 1984 (46.40%) HTML
3 1748 (40.88%) CSS
4 1563 (36.55%) ASP.NET
5 1126 (26.33%) jQuery
6 762 (17.82%) HTML5
7 690 (16.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 686 (16.04%) Web Services
9 616 (14.41%) WCF
10 555 (12.98%) .NET Framework
11 541 (12.65%) XML
12 421 (9.85%) CSS3
13 393 (9.19%) AngularJS
14 340 (7.95%) Ajax
15 246 (5.75%) SOAP
16 236 (5.52%) WPF
17 225 (5.26%) REST
18 210 (4.91%) Entity Framework
18 210 (4.91%) LINQ
19 208 (4.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 288 (6.74%) Mobile App
2 222 (5.19%) User Experience
3 214 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 174 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 118 (2.76%) Inversion of Control
6 112 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
7 106 (2.48%) N-Tier
8 76 (1.78%) iPhone
9 53 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 50 (1.17%) W3C
11 49 (1.15%) Social Media
12 43 (1.01%) Visualisation
13 41 (0.96%) Algorithms
14 36 (0.84%) Management Information System
15 32 (0.75%) Mathematics
16 30 (0.70%) Statistics
17 27 (0.63%) Data Integration
18 26 (0.61%) iPad
18 26 (0.61%) Data Extraction
18 26 (0.61%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 460 (10.76%) Windows
2 307 (7.18%) Linux
3 240 (5.61%) Android
4 191 (4.47%) Apple iOS
5 108 (2.53%) UNIX
6 23 (0.54%) Windows Phone
7 22 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
8 13 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.26%) Windows Phone 7
11 7 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.14%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.12%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.12%) Solaris
14 4 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.070%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.047%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.047%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1710 (39.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1476 (34.52%) MVC
3 775 (18.12%) TDD
4 725 (16.96%) OO
5 588 (13.75%) Scrum
6 459 (10.73%) Web Development
7 413 (9.66%) OOP
8 354 (8.28%) E-Commerce
9 334 (7.81%) Web Application Development
10 315 (7.37%) Software Engineering
11 311 (7.27%) Unit Testing
12 280 (6.55%) SDLC
13 269 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
14 256 (5.99%) Dependency Injection
14 256 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
15 231 (5.40%) BDD
16 179 (4.19%) SOA
17 166 (3.88%) Mentoring
18 160 (3.74%) Kanban
19 149 (3.48%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2041 (47.73%) C#
2 1867 (43.66%) JavaScript
3 1421 (33.23%) SQL
4 864 (20.21%) PHP
5 683 (15.97%) Java
6 382 (8.93%) VB.NET
7 335 (7.83%) T-SQL
8 204 (4.77%) VB
9 184 (4.30%) C++
10 104 (2.43%) Ruby
11 87 (2.03%) Python
12 84 (1.96%) PL/SQL
13 81 (1.89%) C
14 68 (1.59%) Objective-C
15 66 (1.54%) PHP5
16 65 (1.52%) VBA
17 50 (1.17%) VB6
18 43 (1.01%) Perl
19 27 (0.63%) PowerShell
20 25 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 472 (11.04%) Degree
2 68 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (0.54%) Security Cleared
4 21 (0.49%) MCP
5 14 (0.33%) MCTS
6 13 (0.30%) MCSD
7 11 (0.26%) MCAD
8 9 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.19%) Sun Certification
9 8 (0.19%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.094%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.094%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.094%) OCPJP
10 4 (0.094%) MCSE
11 3 (0.070%) OCMJD
11 3 (0.070%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.070%) MCPD
11 3 (0.070%) OCPJWCD
12 2 (0.047%) OCAJ
12 2 (0.047%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (1.68%) QA
2 24 (0.56%) SLA
3 15 (0.35%) WAI
4 12 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.12%) HL7
6 4 (0.094%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.047%) WCAG
8 1 (0.023%) GAMP
System Software
1 10 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.19%) Docker
3 8 (0.19%) HDFS
4 4 (0.094%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.023%) vSphere
5 1 (0.023%) Varnish
5 1 (0.023%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (0.23%) Vagrant
3 5 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.094%) Puppet
4 4 (0.094%) Kibana
5 2 (0.047%) Nagios
5 2 (0.047%) Plesk
6 1 (0.023%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.023%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.023%) MOM
6 1 (0.023%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.023%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.023%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.023%) Oozie
6 1 (0.023%) Ansible
Vendors
1 648 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 379 (8.86%) Oracle
3 168 (3.93%) Zend
4 93 (2.17%) Google
5 72 (1.68%) Facebook
6 55 (1.29%) Adobe
7 54 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
7 54 (1.26%) Twitter
8 43 (1.01%) SAP
9 38 (0.89%) Apple
10 31 (0.72%) Business Objects
10 31 (0.72%) Teradata
10 31 (0.72%) Sitecore
11 28 (0.65%) IBM
12 25 (0.58%) Informatica
12 25 (0.58%) DevExpress
13 23 (0.54%) VMware
14 18 (0.42%) EPiServer
15 16 (0.37%) Perforce
15 16 (0.37%) HP
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