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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 194 188 150
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 67 56 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 0.82% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.87% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 63 49 91
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £20,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £44,000
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
7015 6440 7045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.93% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5544 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +3 29 £40,000 +26.98% 4
Manchester +1 22 £32,500 +4.83% 3
Merseyside +12 10 £35,000 +8.52% 1
Lancashire -3 7 £37,500 +41.50% 1
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 95 (61.69%) .NET
2 93 (60.39%) C#
3 65 (42.21%) SQL Server
4 64 (41.56%) SQL
5 62 (40.26%) ASP.NET
6 53 (34.42%) JavaScript
7 50 (32.47%) CSS
8 49 (31.82%) Microsoft
8 49 (31.82%) jQuery
9 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (25.32%) Software Engineering
10 39 (25.32%) HTML
11 35 (22.73%) MVC
12 32 (20.78%) Visual Studio
13 31 (20.13%) Web Services
13 31 (20.13%) MS Excel
14 29 (18.83%) TDD
15 26 (16.88%) Scrum
15 26 (16.88%) WCF
16 25 (16.23%) Team Foundation Server
16 25 (16.23%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (14.94%) LINQ
18 22 (14.29%) Finance
18 22 (14.29%) SharePoint
19 21 (13.64%) C++
20 19 (12.34%) Windows
20 19 (12.34%) .NET Framework
20 19 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
20 19 (12.34%) SQL Server 2008
20 19 (12.34%) AngularJS

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.14%) IIS
2 11 (7.14%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.95%) CICS
4 2 (1.30%) CMS
4 2 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.30%) SAS
4 2 (1.30%) Drupal
5 1 (0.65%) nginx
5 1 (0.65%) Liferay
5 1 (0.65%) Node.js
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 31 (20.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.30%) HTTP
1 2 (1.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (42.21%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (7.79%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (7.79%) MySQL
4 9 (5.84%) CorVu
4 9 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.25%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.95%) DB2
8 3 (1.95%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.95%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.30%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.65%) DTS
Development Applications
1 32 (20.78%) Visual Studio
2 25 (16.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (7.79%) SpecFlow
3 12 (7.79%) Selenium
4 8 (5.19%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.90%) Subversion
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.30%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.65%) Maven
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (14.29%) Finance
2 9 (5.84%) Games
3 5 (3.25%) Marketing
4 1 (0.65%) Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Retail
4 1 (0.65%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (61.69%) .NET
2 62 (40.26%) ASP.NET
3 50 (32.47%) CSS
4 49 (31.82%) jQuery
5 39 (25.32%) HTML
6 31 (20.13%) Web Services
7 26 (16.88%) WCF
8 25 (16.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (14.94%) LINQ
10 19 (12.34%) .NET Framework
10 19 (12.34%) AngularJS
11 17 (11.04%) HTML5
11 17 (11.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 14 (9.09%) JSON
13 13 (8.44%) CSS3
14 12 (7.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (7.79%) XML
15 11 (7.14%) NHibernate
15 11 (7.14%) Castle Windsor
16 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.39%) Client/Server
2 12 (7.79%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.90%) FMCG
3 6 (3.90%) Open Source
3 6 (3.90%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.95%) Social Media
4 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.95%) W3C
5 2 (1.30%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.30%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.30%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (1.30%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.30%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.65%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.65%) GIS
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) iSeries
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.34%) Windows
2 16 (10.39%) UNIX
3 11 (7.14%) Linux
4 5 (3.25%) Android
5 4 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.65%) Solaris
6 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.65%) Debian
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (25.32%) Software Engineering
3 35 (22.73%) MVC
4 29 (18.83%) TDD
5 26 (16.88%) Scrum
6 19 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (6.49%) SOA
8 8 (5.19%) MVVM
8 8 (5.19%) Build Automation
9 7 (4.55%) Coaching
9 7 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.55%) ERP
10 6 (3.90%) ITIL
10 6 (3.90%) Unit Testing
10 6 (3.90%) Dependency Injection
10 6 (3.90%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.90%) Web Application Development
11 5 (3.25%) OO
11 5 (3.25%) CRM
11 5 (3.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 93 (60.39%) C#
2 64 (41.56%) SQL
3 53 (34.42%) JavaScript
4 21 (13.64%) C++
5 15 (9.74%) Java
6 13 (8.44%) VB.NET
7 12 (7.79%) T-SQL
8 10 (6.49%) PHP
9 8 (5.19%) VB
9 8 (5.19%) C
9 8 (5.19%) Perl
10 7 (4.55%) VBA
10 7 (4.55%) Python
11 5 (3.25%) Ruby
12 4 (2.60%) XPath
12 4 (2.60%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.95%) COBOL
14 2 (1.30%) RPG
14 2 (1.30%) PHP5
14 2 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (3.90%) Degree
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.65%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.49%) QA
2 2 (1.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.95%) Puppet
1 3 (1.95%) CFEngine
1 3 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.30%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 49 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.44%) Oracle
3 2 (1.30%) Zend
4 1 (0.65%) IBM
4 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.65%) ESRI
4 1 (0.65%) Telerik
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