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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 221 174 162
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 27 82 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 1.14% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 1.20% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 26 78 93
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,783 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+3.13% +7.72%
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
6279 6829 6995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.27% 95.28% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5001 5536 5865
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 £24,690 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -15 12 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Cheshire -17 8 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Cumbria - 4 £29,000 -
Merseyside +1 1 £31,500 -30.00% 1
Lancashire -3 1 £37,000 +13.84% 4
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 47 (63.51%) HTML
2 45 (60.81%) C#
2 45 (60.81%) .NET
3 40 (54.05%) CSS
4 36 (48.65%) ASP.NET
4 36 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (47.30%) SQL Server
6 31 (41.89%) JavaScript
6 31 (41.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (37.84%) jQuery
7 28 (37.84%) MVC
8 25 (33.78%) Finance
8 25 (33.78%) WCF
9 24 (32.43%) SQL
10 23 (31.08%) Visual Studio
11 22 (29.73%) Software Engineering
11 22 (29.73%) AngularJS
12 21 (28.38%) Scrum
12 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
12 21 (28.38%) Windows
13 20 (27.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (25.68%) HTML5
14 19 (25.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
15 18 (24.32%) Web Services
15 18 (24.32%) TDD
16 17 (22.97%) JSON
16 17 (22.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (22.97%) CSS3
17 15 (20.27%) NServiceBus

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 15 (20.27%) NServiceBus
2 7 (9.46%) JBoss
3 5 (6.76%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.41%) CMS
4 4 (5.41%) Apache Solr
5 3 (4.05%) Node.js
6 1 (1.35%) IIS
6 1 (1.35%) OpenEdge
6 1 (1.35%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) PrintSoft PReS
3 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (47.30%) SQL Server
2 31 (41.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.11%) MySQL
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (31.08%) Visual Studio
2 19 (25.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (20.27%) SpecFlow
3 15 (20.27%) Selenium
4 7 (9.46%) Subversion
5 4 (5.41%) JUnit
6 3 (4.05%) Redmine
7 1 (1.35%) MSTest
7 1 (1.35%) Ant
7 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.35%) NUnit
7 1 (1.35%) JIRA
7 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (33.78%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Advertising
2 1 (1.35%) Games
2 1 (1.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (63.51%) HTML
2 45 (60.81%) .NET
3 40 (54.05%) CSS
4 36 (48.65%) ASP.NET
5 28 (37.84%) jQuery
6 25 (33.78%) WCF
7 22 (29.73%) AngularJS
8 20 (27.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (25.68%) HTML5
10 18 (24.32%) Web Services
11 17 (22.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 17 (22.97%) JSON
11 17 (22.97%) CSS3
12 15 (20.27%) Ajax
12 15 (20.27%) NHibernate
12 15 (20.27%) Castle Windsor
12 15 (20.27%) XML
13 9 (12.16%) J2EE
14 7 (9.46%) Silverlight
15 6 (8.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.70%) NHS
3 2 (2.70%) LIMS
3 2 (2.70%) STB
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.38%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) Linux
3 3 (4.05%) UNIX
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (37.84%) MVC
3 22 (29.73%) Software Engineering
4 21 (28.38%) Scrum
5 18 (24.32%) TDD
6 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (12.16%) Mentoring
8 8 (10.81%) OOP
8 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.11%) OO
10 4 (5.41%) Extreme Programming
10 4 (5.41%) Project Management
10 4 (5.41%) Pair Programming
10 4 (5.41%) Unit Testing
11 2 (2.70%) OO PHP
11 2 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (2.70%) Time Management
11 2 (2.70%) Data Mapping
11 2 (2.70%) Information Management
11 2 (2.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 45 (60.81%) C#
2 31 (41.89%) JavaScript
3 24 (32.43%) SQL
4 10 (13.51%) VB
5 9 (12.16%) Java
6 8 (10.81%) PHP
7 4 (5.41%) Delphi
7 4 (5.41%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.05%) VB6
8 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.70%) Python
9 2 (2.70%) Perl
10 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.35%) C
10 1 (1.35%) C++
10 1 (1.35%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Degree
2 1 (1.35%) MCSD
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) HL7
Vendors
1 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle
2 4 (5.41%) DevExpress
3 1 (1.35%) Progress
3 1 (1.35%) Capita
3 1 (1.35%) Zend
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