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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 212 180 149
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 32 74 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 1.07% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.12% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 30 71 106
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 £25,900 £25,000 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
6293 6581 7036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.25% 95.10% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5070 5356 5916
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 £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 March 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 March 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 -7 15 £42,500 +30.76% 5
Cheshire -8 12 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Merseyside +3 3 £29,500 -34.44% 1
Lancashire +1 1 £37,000 +13.84% 1
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (62.82%) HTML
2 44 (56.41%) C#
2 44 (56.41%) .NET
3 43 (55.13%) CSS
4 39 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
6 35 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (42.31%) MVC
7 33 (42.31%) jQuery
8 32 (41.03%) JavaScript
9 29 (37.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 27 (34.62%) WCF
10 27 (34.62%) Finance
11 26 (33.33%) SQL
12 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
13 24 (30.77%) Windows
13 24 (30.77%) AngularJS
14 23 (29.49%) Scrum
15 22 (28.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (28.21%) HTML5
16 21 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (26.92%) MS Excel
16 21 (26.92%) Visual Studio
17 20 (25.64%) TDD
17 20 (25.64%) CSS3
18 19 (24.36%) JSON
18 19 (24.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
20 17 (21.79%) NServiceBus
20 17 (21.79%) Castle Windsor

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 17 (21.79%) NServiceBus
2 7 (8.97%) JBoss
3 5 (6.41%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.13%) Apache Solr
5 3 (3.85%) Node.js
6 2 (2.56%) IIS
7 1 (1.28%) OpenEdge
7 1 (1.28%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) PrintSoft PReS
2 2 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 29 (37.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.69%) MySQL
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.28%) DTS
6 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.28%) QlikView
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (26.92%) Visual Studio
1 21 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (21.79%) SpecFlow
2 17 (21.79%) Selenium
3 7 (8.97%) Subversion
4 4 (5.13%) JUnit
5 3 (3.85%) Redmine
6 1 (1.28%) MSTest
6 1 (1.28%) Ant
6 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.28%) NUnit
6 1 (1.28%) JIRA
6 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
General
1 27 (34.62%) Finance
2 1 (1.28%) Advertising
2 1 (1.28%) Games
2 1 (1.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (62.82%) HTML
2 44 (56.41%) .NET
3 43 (55.13%) CSS
4 39 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 33 (42.31%) jQuery
6 27 (34.62%) WCF
7 24 (30.77%) AngularJS
8 22 (28.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (28.21%) HTML5
9 20 (25.64%) CSS3
10 19 (24.36%) JSON
10 19 (24.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 17 (21.79%) NHibernate
11 17 (21.79%) Castle Windsor
12 16 (20.51%) Ajax
13 15 (19.23%) XML
14 14 (17.95%) Web Services
15 9 (11.54%) J2EE
16 7 (8.97%) Silverlight
17 6 (7.69%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.79%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.56%) NHS
5 2 (2.56%) LIMS
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) STB
6 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.28%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.77%) Windows
2 7 (8.97%) Linux
3 3 (3.85%) UNIX
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.31%) MVC
3 23 (29.49%) Scrum
4 20 (25.64%) TDD
5 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 17 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (12.82%) OOP
8 9 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 9 (11.54%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.41%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.41%) OO
10 4 (5.13%) Pair Programming
10 4 (5.13%) Extreme Programming
11 3 (3.85%) Change Management
12 2 (2.56%) Information Management
12 2 (2.56%) UML
12 2 (2.56%) ERP
12 2 (2.56%) OOD
12 2 (2.56%) Time Management
12 2 (2.56%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 44 (56.41%) C#
2 32 (41.03%) JavaScript
3 26 (33.33%) SQL
4 10 (12.82%) PHP
5 9 (11.54%) Java
5 9 (11.54%) VB
6 4 (5.13%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.85%) VB6
8 2 (2.56%) Perl
9 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.28%) C
9 1 (1.28%) C++
9 1 (1.28%) Delphi
9 1 (1.28%) Python
9 1 (1.28%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) MCSD
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Vendors
1 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle
3 3 (3.85%) Zend
4 1 (1.28%) Tableau
4 1 (1.28%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.28%) SAP
4 1 (1.28%) Cognos
4 1 (1.28%) Progress
4 1 (1.28%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.28%) Teradata
4 1 (1.28%) Capita
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