The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 163 161 126
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 81 91 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 1.25% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.31% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 78 83 127
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £26,700 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6726 6941 6853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.47% 95.38% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5434 5830 6070
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Programmer
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +27 34 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Manchester -15 31 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Merseyside -17 10 £45,000 +21.45%
Lancashire +5 5 £32,500 +4.83%
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 87 (55.77%) C#
2 85 (54.49%) .NET
3 61 (39.10%) JavaScript
4 56 (35.90%) SQL
5 44 (28.21%) CSS
6 43 (27.56%) HTML
7 40 (25.64%) SQL Server
7 40 (25.64%) Microsoft
7 40 (25.64%) Software Engineering
8 39 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 38 (24.36%) jQuery
10 36 (23.08%) Java
11 34 (21.79%) MySQL
12 33 (21.15%) PHP
13 29 (18.59%) MVC
14 27 (17.31%) Oracle
14 27 (17.31%) SharePoint
15 25 (16.03%) Web Services
16 24 (15.38%) Degree
17 23 (14.74%) C++
17 23 (14.74%) ASP.NET MVC
18 21 (13.46%) Scrum
19 20 (12.82%) XML
19 20 (12.82%) Linux
20 19 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
21 18 (11.54%) Visual Studio
21 18 (11.54%) Oracle Database
22 17 (10.90%) HTML5
22 17 (10.90%) WCF
23 16 (10.26%) Ruby

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (17.31%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.69%) IIS
3 9 (5.77%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.85%) Apache
5 3 (1.92%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.92%) Jetty
6 2 (1.28%) nginx
6 2 (1.28%) Drupal
6 2 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.28%) SAS
7 1 (0.64%) CMS
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 14 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.92%) SaaS
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.28%) SSH
1 2 (1.28%) RFID
1 2 (1.28%) Internet
1 2 (1.28%) HTTP
1 2 (1.28%) DNS
2 1 (0.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 34 (21.79%) MySQL
3 18 (11.54%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (4.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.56%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.56%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (1.92%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.28%) Big Data
10 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.28%) DB2
10 2 (1.28%) Informix
10 2 (1.28%) Ingres
10 2 (1.28%) DTS
11 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.85%) Subversion
3 6 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 5 (3.21%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.92%) JUnit
5 3 (1.92%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.28%) Maven
6 2 (1.28%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.64%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.64%) Ant
7 1 (0.64%) JIRA
7 1 (0.64%) InstallAnywhere
General
1 11 (7.05%) Finance
2 10 (6.41%) Games
3 4 (2.56%) Marketing
4 3 (1.92%) Retail
5 2 (1.28%) French Language
5 2 (1.28%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.28%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (54.49%) .NET
2 44 (28.21%) CSS
3 43 (27.56%) HTML
4 39 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 38 (24.36%) jQuery
6 25 (16.03%) Web Services
7 23 (14.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (12.82%) XML
9 17 (10.90%) HTML5
9 17 (10.90%) WCF
10 14 (8.97%) .NET Framework
11 13 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 12 (7.69%) LINQ
13 9 (5.77%) Spring
13 9 (5.77%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 8 (5.13%) Ajax
14 8 (5.13%) Hibernate
15 7 (4.49%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.21%) Social Media
4 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.92%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (1.92%) W3C
5 3 (1.92%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.28%) Open Source
6 2 (1.28%) Online Games
6 2 (1.28%) Replication
6 2 (1.28%) AS400
7 1 (0.64%) Animation
7 1 (0.64%) Statistics
7 1 (0.64%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.64%) Physics
7 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.64%) CUDA
7 1 (0.64%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.82%) Linux
2 15 (9.62%) UNIX
3 13 (8.33%) Windows
4 11 (7.05%) Android
5 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.28%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.28%) Debian
7 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.64%) Software Engineering
2 29 (18.59%) MVC
3 21 (13.46%) Scrum
4 19 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (10.26%) E-Commerce
6 14 (8.97%) TDD
7 8 (5.13%) Android Development
7 8 (5.13%) OO
8 7 (4.49%) Pair Programming
9 6 (3.85%) Unit Testing
9 6 (3.85%) OOP
10 5 (3.21%) Web Development
10 5 (3.21%) Logistics
10 5 (3.21%) OO PHP
10 5 (3.21%) Web Application Development
11 4 (2.56%) Data Analysis
11 4 (2.56%) Systems Analysis
11 4 (2.56%) Test Scripting
11 4 (2.56%) Multithreading
11 4 (2.56%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 87 (55.77%) C#
2 61 (39.10%) JavaScript
3 56 (35.90%) SQL
4 36 (23.08%) Java
5 33 (21.15%) PHP
6 23 (14.74%) C++
7 16 (10.26%) Ruby
8 10 (6.41%) Perl
8 10 (6.41%) Python
9 9 (5.77%) C
10 5 (3.21%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.56%) PHP5
11 4 (2.56%) VB
11 4 (2.56%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.56%) COBOL
11 4 (2.56%) XAML
12 3 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.92%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.28%) Delphi
13 2 (1.28%) RPG
Qualifications
1 24 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
Vendors
1 40 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.31%) Oracle
3 9 (5.77%) Zend
4 3 (1.92%) HP
4 3 (1.92%) JBoss
5 2 (1.28%) Rackspace
5 2 (1.28%) Sybase
5 2 (1.28%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.28%) IBM
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.64%) SAP
6 1 (0.64%) Twitter
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