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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 197 198 143
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 57 48 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 0.72% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.76% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 54 41 102
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,513 £23,500 £26,381
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
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
6928 6299 6996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.59% 94.03% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5771 5384 5961
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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
Cheshire +4 26 £40,000 +19.40% 3
Manchester -15 20 £32,500 +2.36% 3
Merseyside +15 7 £35,000 +1.44% 1
Lancashire -8 6 £38,750 +19.23%
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 92 (62.59%) .NET
2 90 (61.22%) C#
3 67 (45.58%) SQL Server
4 64 (43.54%) ASP.NET
5 63 (42.86%) SQL
6 49 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 48 (32.65%) jQuery
8 47 (31.97%) CSS
8 47 (31.97%) Microsoft
9 46 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (25.85%) Software Engineering
10 38 (25.85%) HTML
11 36 (24.49%) MVC
12 33 (22.45%) Visual Studio
13 32 (21.77%) MS Excel
14 29 (19.73%) Web Services
14 29 (19.73%) TDD
15 27 (18.37%) WCF
15 27 (18.37%) Scrum
16 26 (17.69%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (17.69%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (15.65%) LINQ
17 23 (15.65%) Finance
18 21 (14.29%) Windows
19 20 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (13.61%) SQL Server 2008
19 20 (13.61%) AngularJS
20 19 (12.93%) .NET Framework
20 19 (12.93%) C++
21 18 (12.24%) SharePoint

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 18 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.16%) NServiceBus
2 12 (8.16%) IIS
3 3 (2.04%) CICS
4 2 (1.36%) SAS
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.68%) Liferay
5 1 (0.68%) Drupal
5 1 (0.68%) Node.js
5 1 (0.68%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (21.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) MS Office
2 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.36%) HTTP
1 2 (1.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (45.58%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (6.80%) MySQL
5 9 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (6.12%) CorVu
6 8 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.40%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.04%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.04%) DB2
8 3 (2.04%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (1.36%) DTS
9 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.36%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.68%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 33 (22.45%) Visual Studio
2 26 (17.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (8.84%) Selenium
3 13 (8.84%) SpecFlow
4 8 (5.44%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.08%) Subversion
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.36%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.68%) Maven
7 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (15.65%) Finance
2 9 (6.12%) Games
3 5 (3.40%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (62.59%) .NET
2 64 (43.54%) ASP.NET
3 48 (32.65%) jQuery
4 47 (31.97%) CSS
5 38 (25.85%) HTML
6 29 (19.73%) Web Services
7 27 (18.37%) WCF
8 26 (17.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (15.65%) LINQ
10 20 (13.61%) AngularJS
11 19 (12.93%) .NET Framework
12 18 (12.24%) HTML5
13 17 (11.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 14 (9.52%) CSS3
14 14 (9.52%) JSON
15 13 (8.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (8.16%) Castle Windsor
16 12 (8.16%) NHibernate
17 10 (6.80%) XML
18 7 (4.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.88%) Client/Server
2 12 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.08%) FMCG
3 6 (4.08%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (3.40%) Open Source
5 3 (2.04%) Social Media
6 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.36%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.36%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.36%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.68%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.68%) iSeries
7 1 (0.68%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.68%) GIS
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) W3C
7 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.29%) Windows
2 15 (10.20%) UNIX
3 10 (6.80%) Linux
4 5 (3.40%) Android
5 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (25.85%) Software Engineering
3 36 (24.49%) MVC
4 29 (19.73%) TDD
5 27 (18.37%) Scrum
6 20 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (6.80%) SOA
8 8 (5.44%) PRINCE2
8 8 (5.44%) Build Automation
8 8 (5.44%) MVVM
9 7 (4.76%) Unit Testing
9 7 (4.76%) ERP
9 7 (4.76%) Coaching
10 6 (4.08%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.08%) ITIL
10 6 (4.08%) Dependency Injection
10 6 (4.08%) Web Application Development
11 5 (3.40%) CRM
11 5 (3.40%) E-Commerce
12 4 (2.72%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 90 (61.22%) C#
2 63 (42.86%) SQL
3 49 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 19 (12.93%) C++
5 13 (8.84%) Java
5 13 (8.84%) VB.NET
6 11 (7.48%) T-SQL
7 8 (5.44%) C
7 8 (5.44%) VB
8 7 (4.76%) VBA
8 7 (4.76%) Perl
8 7 (4.76%) PHP
9 6 (4.08%) Python
10 4 (2.72%) Ruby
10 4 (2.72%) XPath
11 3 (2.04%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.04%) COBOL
12 2 (1.36%) RPG
12 2 (1.36%) Scala
13 1 (0.68%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (4.08%) Degree
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.68%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.80%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) Puppet
1 3 (2.04%) CFEngine
1 3 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.36%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 47 (31.97%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.48%) Oracle
3 1 (0.68%) Zend
3 1 (0.68%) Telerik
3 1 (0.68%) ESRI
3 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.68%) IBM
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