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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 179 175 155
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 74 63 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 0.92% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.98% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 69 55 78
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,775 £20,300 £27,164
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £42,950
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,731
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.97%
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
7046 6451 7066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.72% 94.18% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5724 5545 6120
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 30 £39,500 +25.39%
Manchester -13 20 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Merseyside +19 15 £32,000 -7.24%
Lancashire -13 8 £38,750 +42.20%
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 101 (63.92%) C#
1 101 (63.92%) .NET
2 66 (41.77%) SQL Server
3 63 (39.87%) SQL
4 61 (38.61%) ASP.NET
5 56 (35.44%) JavaScript
6 51 (32.28%) CSS
6 51 (32.28%) Microsoft
7 48 (30.38%) jQuery
8 38 (24.05%) HTML
9 36 (22.78%) Software Engineering
10 34 (21.52%) Web Services
10 34 (21.52%) MVC
11 30 (18.99%) Visual Studio
12 27 (17.09%) SharePoint
13 25 (15.82%) MS Excel
13 25 (15.82%) TDD
14 24 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (14.56%) WCF
15 23 (14.56%) LINQ
16 22 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (13.92%) Scrum
17 21 (13.29%) C++
17 21 (13.29%) .NET Framework
18 20 (12.66%) SQL Server 2008
19 19 (12.03%) Finance
19 19 (12.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 18 (11.39%) Windows
21 17 (10.76%) UNIX
22 16 (10.13%) Oracle

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (17.09%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.96%) IIS
3 8 (5.06%) NServiceBus
4 3 (1.90%) CICS
5 2 (1.27%) CMS
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.27%) Apache
5 2 (1.27%) SAS
5 2 (1.27%) Drupal
5 2 (1.27%) nginx
6 1 (0.63%) Liferay
6 1 (0.63%) Node.js
6 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 25 (15.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.27%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.90%) Intranet
2 2 (1.27%) RFID
3 1 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (41.77%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (7.59%) MySQL
4 9 (5.70%) CorVu
5 8 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.80%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.90%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.90%) DB2
9 3 (1.90%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.90%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.27%) Base SAS
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Discoverer
11 1 (0.63%) DTS
Development Applications
1 30 (18.99%) Visual Studio
2 22 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (5.70%) SpecFlow
3 9 (5.70%) Selenium
4 8 (5.06%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.80%) Subversion
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.27%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.63%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.63%) Maven
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (12.03%) Finance
2 9 (5.70%) Games
3 5 (3.16%) Marketing
4 2 (1.27%) French Language
4 2 (1.27%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (63.92%) .NET
2 61 (38.61%) ASP.NET
3 51 (32.28%) CSS
4 48 (30.38%) jQuery
5 38 (24.05%) HTML
6 34 (21.52%) Web Services
7 24 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (14.56%) WCF
8 23 (14.56%) LINQ
9 21 (13.29%) .NET Framework
10 19 (12.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 16 (10.13%) AngularJS
12 15 (9.49%) HTML5
13 13 (8.23%) XML
14 12 (7.59%) JSON
15 11 (6.96%) CSS3
16 10 (6.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 10 (6.33%) NHibernate
17 8 (5.06%) Castle Windsor
17 8 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.49%) Client/Server
2 10 (6.33%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.80%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (3.16%) Social Media
4 5 (3.16%) Open Source
5 4 (2.53%) FMCG
5 4 (2.53%) W3C
6 3 (1.90%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.27%) AS400
7 2 (1.27%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.27%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.63%) GIS
8 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.63%) Statistics
8 1 (0.63%) Animation
8 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.63%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.39%) Windows
2 17 (10.76%) UNIX
3 12 (7.59%) Linux
4 6 (3.80%) Android
5 4 (2.53%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.27%) Debian
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.63%) Solaris
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.78%) Software Engineering
2 34 (21.52%) MVC
3 25 (15.82%) TDD
4 22 (13.92%) Scrum
5 16 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.33%) SOA
8 8 (5.06%) MVVM
8 8 (5.06%) Build Automation
9 7 (4.43%) Unit Testing
9 7 (4.43%) ERP
10 6 (3.80%) CRM
10 6 (3.80%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.80%) Web Application Development
10 6 (3.80%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (3.16%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.16%) OOP
12 4 (2.53%) OO
12 4 (2.53%) ITIL
12 4 (2.53%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 101 (63.92%) C#
2 63 (39.87%) SQL
3 56 (35.44%) JavaScript
4 21 (13.29%) C++
5 15 (9.49%) Java
6 14 (8.86%) T-SQL
7 12 (7.59%) VB.NET
8 11 (6.96%) PHP
9 8 (5.06%) C
9 8 (5.06%) Perl
10 6 (3.80%) Python
11 5 (3.16%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.16%) VB
11 5 (3.16%) Ruby
12 4 (2.53%) VBA
12 4 (2.53%) XPath
12 4 (2.53%) RPG
13 3 (1.90%) COBOL
14 2 (1.27%) Delphi
14 2 (1.27%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (3.80%) Degree
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.63%) MCSD
3 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.33%) QA
2 3 (1.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) Puppet
1 3 (1.90%) CFEngine
1 3 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.27%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 51 (32.28%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.13%) Oracle
3 2 (1.27%) Zend
4 1 (0.63%) IBM
4 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.63%) ESRI
4 1 (0.63%) Telerik
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