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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2125 2480 2998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.03% 35.17% 39.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.67% 37.08% 41.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1828 2100 2715
Average salary £37,750 £36,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.86% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
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
6130 6688 7157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.28% 94.84% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4988 5421 6129
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,200 £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 30 June 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 30 June 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 1105 £40,000 +6.66% 287
Cheshire 0 541 £40,000 +14.28% 166
Lancashire 0 260 £35,000 +7.69% 72
Merseyside 0 168 £35,000 - 43
Cumbria +2 16 £29,000 +16.00% 7
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2107 (49.34%) .NET
2 2002 (46.89%) C#
3 1948 (45.62%) HTML
4 1838 (43.04%) JavaScript
5 1775 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
6 1701 (39.84%) CSS
7 1613 (37.78%) SQL Server
8 1520 (35.60%) ASP.NET
9 1453 (34.03%) SQL
10 1435 (33.61%) MVC
11 1081 (25.32%) jQuery
12 813 (19.04%) TDD
13 781 (18.29%) PHP
14 737 (17.26%) HTML5
15 722 (16.91%) Java
16 707 (16.56%) Web Services
17 684 (16.02%) ASP.NET MVC
18 676 (15.83%) OO
19 675 (15.81%) Microsoft
20 633 (14.82%) Scrum
21 630 (14.75%) WCF
22 551 (12.90%) MySQL
23 534 (12.51%) XML
24 521 (12.20%) .NET Framework
25 491 (11.50%) Finance
26 474 (11.10%) Degree
27 462 (10.82%) AngularJS
28 436 (10.21%) Web Development
29 427 (10.00%) Windows
30 403 (9.44%) CSS3

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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
1 210 (4.92%) Node.js
2 201 (4.71%) CMS
3 168 (3.93%) SharePoint
4 148 (3.47%) WordPress
5 105 (2.46%) IIS
6 100 (2.34%) Apache
7 78 (1.83%) Umbraco
8 68 (1.59%) Drupal
8 68 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 53 (1.24%) WebSphere
10 51 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
11 46 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
12 42 (0.98%) WebLogic
13 36 (0.84%) JBoss
13 36 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
14 26 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 24 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
16 23 (0.54%) nginx
17 22 (0.52%) Apache Solr
17 22 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 307 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 97 (2.27%) Photoshop
3 54 (1.26%) MS Office
4 33 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 25 (0.59%) Fireworks
6 19 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.44%) PowerPivot
6 19 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 16 (0.37%) InfoPath
8 15 (0.35%) MS Project
9 13 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.047%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.023%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.023%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.023%) Maya
12 1 (0.023%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 175 (4.10%) Magento
2 64 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
4 23 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 19 (0.44%) Exstream
6 13 (0.30%) Visualfiles
6 13 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 10 (0.23%) Tridion
8 7 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.070%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.070%) Cognos Controller
11 3 (0.070%) Line 50
11 3 (0.070%) SAP BPC
12 2 (0.047%) Sage 200
12 2 (0.047%) Shopify
12 2 (0.047%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.047%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 92 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (0.96%) SaaS
4 27 (0.63%) Office 365
5 13 (0.30%) GitHub
6 11 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.12%) Yammer
9 4 (0.094%) Trello
10 3 (0.070%) Force.com
11 2 (0.047%) SmartFocus
12 1 (0.023%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.023%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.023%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 153 (3.58%) Internet
2 88 (2.06%) HTTP
3 44 (1.03%) Wireless
4 40 (0.94%) Intranet
5 14 (0.33%) HTTPS
6 11 (0.26%) Network Security
7 10 (0.23%) Broadband
8 8 (0.19%) SSL
9 6 (0.14%) SSH
10 5 (0.12%) SMS
10 5 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.094%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.094%) Extranet
12 3 (0.070%) VLAN
12 3 (0.070%) FTP
12 3 (0.070%) ATM
12 3 (0.070%) Asterisk PBX
13 2 (0.047%) GPRS
13 2 (0.047%) UMTS
13 2 (0.047%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1613 (37.78%) SQL Server
2 551 (12.90%) MySQL
3 394 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 310 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 283 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 189 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
7 176 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 151 (3.54%) Oracle Database
9 137 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 131 (3.07%) Relational Database
11 122 (2.86%) NoSQL
12 94 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
13 91 (2.13%) Big Data
14 76 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
15 75 (1.76%) MongoDB
16 60 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
17 54 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 39 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
19 37 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
20 36 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 359 (8.41%) Git (software)
2 282 (6.60%) Visual Studio
3 215 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 214 (5.01%) NUnit
5 200 (4.68%) Subversion
6 119 (2.79%) Rhino Mocks
7 118 (2.76%) Moq
8 109 (2.55%) MSTest
9 86 (2.01%) JUnit
10 75 (1.76%) Selenium
11 72 (1.69%) Grunt
12 70 (1.64%) Eclipse
13 50 (1.17%) Maven
14 45 (1.05%) JIRA
15 43 (1.01%) Ant
15 43 (1.01%) Jenkins
16 31 (0.73%) Mercurial
17 29 (0.68%) Cucumber
18 28 (0.66%) gulp
19 27 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 491 (11.50%) Finance
2 200 (4.68%) Marketing
3 162 (3.79%) Retail
4 141 (3.30%) Games
5 73 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 70 (1.64%) Advertising
7 52 (1.22%) Banking
8 48 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 48 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 45 (1.05%) Legal
10 37 (0.87%) Law
11 34 (0.80%) Back Office
12 27 (0.63%) Music Industry
13 23 (0.54%) Automotive
14 18 (0.42%) Billing
15 13 (0.30%) Electronics
16 12 (0.28%) Local Government
17 9 (0.21%) Multimedia
18 8 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2107 (49.34%) .NET
2 1948 (45.62%) HTML
3 1701 (39.84%) CSS
4 1520 (35.60%) ASP.NET
5 1081 (25.32%) jQuery
6 737 (17.26%) HTML5
7 707 (16.56%) Web Services
8 684 (16.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 630 (14.75%) WCF
10 534 (12.51%) XML
11 521 (12.20%) .NET Framework
12 462 (10.82%) AngularJS
13 403 (9.44%) CSS3
14 333 (7.80%) Ajax
15 256 (6.00%) WPF
16 255 (5.97%) SOAP
17 237 (5.55%) REST
18 236 (5.53%) RESTful
19 227 (5.32%) LINQ
20 223 (5.22%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 289 (6.77%) Mobile App
2 240 (5.62%) User Experience
3 209 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
4 186 (4.36%) Computer Science
5 115 (2.69%) Inversion of Control
6 99 (2.32%) N-Tier
7 93 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
8 85 (1.99%) iPhone
9 56 (1.31%) Client/Server
10 54 (1.26%) Social Media
11 50 (1.17%) Visualisation
12 47 (1.10%) Mathematics
13 45 (1.05%) W3C
14 41 (0.96%) Management Information System
15 35 (0.82%) Algorithms
16 30 (0.70%) iPad
16 30 (0.70%) NHS
17 28 (0.66%) Statistics
18 26 (0.61%) Streaming Music
19 25 (0.59%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 427 (10.00%) Windows
2 302 (7.07%) Linux
3 239 (5.60%) Android
4 199 (4.66%) Apple iOS
5 93 (2.18%) UNIX
6 28 (0.66%) Windows Phone
7 26 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
8 16 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.35%) Windows Phone 7
10 13 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.14%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.14%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.094%) CentOS
14 4 (0.094%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.070%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.070%) AIX
15 3 (0.070%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1775 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1435 (33.61%) MVC
3 813 (19.04%) TDD
4 676 (15.83%) OO
5 633 (14.82%) Scrum
6 436 (10.21%) Web Development
7 351 (8.22%) OOP
8 339 (7.94%) Web Application Development
9 334 (7.82%) E-Commerce
10 322 (7.54%) Software Engineering
11 318 (7.45%) Unit Testing
12 314 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
13 300 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
14 295 (6.91%) SDLC
15 257 (6.02%) Dependency Injection
16 247 (5.78%) BDD
17 174 (4.07%) Mentoring
18 172 (4.03%) Kanban
19 170 (3.98%) SOA
20 153 (3.58%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 2002 (46.89%) C#
2 1838 (43.04%) JavaScript
3 1453 (34.03%) SQL
4 781 (18.29%) PHP
5 722 (16.91%) Java
6 371 (8.69%) T-SQL
7 349 (8.17%) VB.NET
8 192 (4.50%) VB
9 186 (4.36%) C++
10 99 (2.32%) Python
10 99 (2.32%) Ruby
11 98 (2.30%) PL/SQL
12 88 (2.06%) C
13 80 (1.87%) Objective-C
14 77 (1.80%) VBA
15 46 (1.08%) Perl
15 46 (1.08%) VB6
16 45 (1.05%) PHP5
17 30 (0.70%) Bash Shell
18 26 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 474 (11.10%) Degree
2 58 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (0.44%) Security Cleared
4 14 (0.33%) MCP
5 9 (0.21%) MCAD
5 9 (0.21%) MCSD
5 9 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (0.21%) MCTS
6 8 (0.19%) Sun Certification
7 7 (0.16%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.094%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.094%) MCSE
9 3 (0.070%) OCPJWCD
9 3 (0.070%) OCPJP
9 3 (0.070%) OCMJD
9 3 (0.070%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.047%) OCAJ
10 2 (0.047%) OCA
11 1 (0.023%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (1.99%) QA
2 21 (0.49%) SLA
3 14 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.23%) HL7
5 9 (0.21%) WAI
6 4 (0.094%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.047%) DICOM
8 1 (0.023%) GAMP
System Software
1 8 (0.19%) Docker
1 8 (0.19%) HDFS
2 6 (0.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.12%) vSphere
4 2 (0.047%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.023%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.19%) Vagrant
3 5 (0.12%) Puppet
3 5 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.070%) Kibana
5 2 (0.047%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.047%) Plesk
6 1 (0.023%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.023%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.023%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.023%) Oozie
6 1 (0.023%) Graphite
6 1 (0.023%) Ansible
6 1 (0.023%) Salt
Vendors
1 675 (15.81%) Microsoft
2 393 (9.20%) Oracle
3 153 (3.58%) Zend
4 105 (2.46%) Google
5 63 (1.48%) Facebook
6 59 (1.38%) Adobe
7 48 (1.12%) SAP
7 48 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 42 (0.98%) Apple
9 34 (0.80%) Twitter
10 33 (0.77%) Sitecore
11 31 (0.73%) Teradata
12 30 (0.70%) Business Objects
13 28 (0.66%) IBM
14 25 (0.59%) DevExpress
15 23 (0.54%) Perforce
16 21 (0.49%) Informatica
17 19 (0.44%) HP
18 16 (0.37%) Tableau
19 14 (0.33%) VMware
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