The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 205 174 145
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 46 70 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 1.07% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.13% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 43 68 118
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £47,500 £45,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,050
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.40%
Programmer
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
6617 6182 7174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.85% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5490 5121 6055
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Programmer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Programmer Salary Trend in the North West

Programmer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Programmer across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Programmer Salary Histogram in the North West

Programmer
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 Programmer within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 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 -10 23 £35,000 - 6
Cheshire -5 19 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Merseyside +7 4 £29,500 -34.44% 2
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 49 (59.04%) HTML
2 46 (55.42%) CSS
3 42 (50.60%) .NET
4 41 (49.40%) C#
5 39 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (45.78%) jQuery
7 37 (44.58%) SQL Server
7 37 (44.58%) ASP.NET
8 33 (39.76%) MVC
9 32 (38.55%) Microsoft
10 31 (37.35%) JavaScript
11 30 (36.14%) Finance
11 30 (36.14%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (33.73%) Visual Studio
12 28 (33.73%) MS Excel
13 27 (32.53%) Windows
13 27 (32.53%) WCF
14 26 (31.33%) HTML5
14 26 (31.33%) Scrum
15 25 (30.12%) CSS3
15 25 (30.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (30.12%) AngularJS
16 24 (28.92%) TDD
16 24 (28.92%) SQL
17 23 (27.71%) Team Foundation Server
18 22 (26.51%) JSON
18 22 (26.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 20 (24.10%) Castle Windsor
19 20 (24.10%) SpecFlow
19 20 (24.10%) NHibernate

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 20 (24.10%) NServiceBus
2 6 (7.23%) JBoss
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.61%) Apache Solr
4 3 (3.61%) Node.js
4 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.41%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) Apache
6 1 (1.20%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 28 (33.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) PrintSoft PReS
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) HTTP
1 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (44.58%) SQL Server
2 30 (36.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.23%) MySQL
4 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.20%) DTS
7 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.20%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.20%) QlikView
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (33.73%) Visual Studio
2 23 (27.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (24.10%) SpecFlow
3 20 (24.10%) Selenium
4 6 (7.23%) Subversion
5 3 (3.61%) JUnit
5 3 (3.61%) Redmine
General
1 30 (36.14%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Games
2 2 (2.41%) Marketing
3 1 (1.20%) Advertising
3 1 (1.20%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (59.04%) HTML
2 46 (55.42%) CSS
3 42 (50.60%) .NET
4 38 (45.78%) jQuery
5 37 (44.58%) ASP.NET
6 27 (32.53%) WCF
7 26 (31.33%) HTML5
8 25 (30.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (30.12%) AngularJS
8 25 (30.12%) CSS3
9 22 (26.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 22 (26.51%) JSON
10 20 (24.10%) Castle Windsor
10 20 (24.10%) NHibernate
11 13 (15.66%) Web Services
11 13 (15.66%) XML
11 13 (15.66%) Ajax
12 8 (9.64%) J2EE
13 5 (6.02%) SOAP
13 5 (6.02%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.61%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.41%) LIMS
5 2 (2.41%) STB
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) FMCG
5 2 (2.41%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.20%) Open Source
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.53%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) Linux
3 3 (3.61%) UNIX
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (39.76%) MVC
3 26 (31.33%) Scrum
4 24 (28.92%) TDD
5 20 (24.10%) Software Engineering
5 20 (24.10%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (10.84%) OOP
7 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
7 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
8 7 (8.43%) OO
9 5 (6.02%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.82%) OOD
11 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2
11 3 (3.61%) ERP
11 3 (3.61%) Change Management
11 3 (3.61%) Pair Programming
11 3 (3.61%) Extreme Programming
12 2 (2.41%) Information Management
12 2 (2.41%) Web Development
12 2 (2.41%) 3D Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 41 (49.40%) C#
2 31 (37.35%) JavaScript
3 24 (28.92%) SQL
4 9 (10.84%) VB
4 9 (10.84%) PHP
5 8 (9.64%) Java
6 5 (6.02%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.82%) C++
8 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.61%) VBA
8 3 (3.61%) Python
8 3 (3.61%) VB6
9 2 (2.41%) Scala
9 2 (2.41%) Perl
10 1 (1.20%) Delphi
10 1 (1.20%) C
10 1 (1.20%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) VCP4
3 1 (1.20%) MCSD
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Firmware
Vendors
1 32 (38.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle
3 3 (3.61%) Zend
4 1 (1.20%) Tableau
4 1 (1.20%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.20%) SAP
4 1 (1.20%) Cognos
4 1 (1.20%) Progress
4 1 (1.20%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.20%) Teradata
4 1 (1.20%) Capita
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