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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 208 165 170
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 43 86 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 1.23% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.30% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 30 78 74
Average salary £35,250 £34,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.17% +13.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £26,000 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £44,100 £48,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
6071 6612 7064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.16% 94.84% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4930 5341 6055
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 £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +11 26 £34,500 -4.16% 5
Cheshire -26 12 £37,888 +8.25% 2
Lancashire -11 2 £40,000 +3.22% 3
Cumbria - 2 £29,000 -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 40 (51.95%) .NET
2 39 (50.65%) C#
3 34 (44.16%) HTML
4 29 (37.66%) JavaScript
4 29 (37.66%) SQL Server
4 29 (37.66%) ASP.NET
4 29 (37.66%) Software Engineering
5 28 (36.36%) SQL
6 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (25.97%) CSS
8 19 (24.68%) MVC
9 17 (22.08%) Degree
9 17 (22.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (20.78%) Java
11 15 (19.48%) VB
11 15 (19.48%) Web Services
11 15 (19.48%) XML
11 15 (19.48%) Finance
12 14 (18.18%) WCF
13 13 (16.88%) AngularJS
13 13 (16.88%) Visual Studio
13 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
14 12 (15.58%) Linux
14 12 (15.58%) Spring
14 12 (15.58%) Hibernate
14 12 (15.58%) Scrum
14 12 (15.58%) jQuery
15 11 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (14.29%) TDD
15 11 (14.29%) OO

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 9 (11.69%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.79%) IIS
2 6 (7.79%) NServiceBus
3 5 (6.49%) JBoss
3 5 (6.49%) Apache Solr
4 4 (5.19%) OpenEdge
4 4 (5.19%) CMS
5 1 (1.30%) Node.js
5 1 (1.30%) Apache
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.19%) MS Office
3 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.30%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Intranet
1 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (37.66%) SQL Server
2 17 (22.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (10.39%) Relational Database
4 7 (9.09%) MySQL
5 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (3.90%) EDRMS
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.39%) Selenium
3 6 (7.79%) SpecFlow
4 4 (5.19%) JIRA
5 3 (3.90%) NUnit
5 3 (3.90%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.90%) Ant
5 3 (3.90%) JUnit
5 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.60%) Maven
6 2 (2.60%) Moq
6 2 (2.60%) FxCop
6 2 (2.60%) StyleCop
6 2 (2.60%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.30%) Subversion
7 1 (1.30%) ProC
7 1 (1.30%) MSTest
7 1 (1.30%) AccuRev
General
1 15 (19.48%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (51.95%) .NET
2 34 (44.16%) HTML
3 29 (37.66%) ASP.NET
4 20 (25.97%) CSS
5 15 (19.48%) Web Services
5 15 (19.48%) XML
6 14 (18.18%) WCF
7 13 (16.88%) AngularJS
8 12 (15.58%) jQuery
8 12 (15.58%) Spring
8 12 (15.58%) Hibernate
9 11 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (12.99%) Ajax
10 10 (12.99%) J2EE
11 9 (11.69%) JSP
12 8 (10.39%) JSON
12 8 (10.39%) HTML5
13 6 (7.79%) WPF
13 6 (7.79%) NHibernate
13 6 (7.79%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 7 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.49%) NHS
3 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.90%) User Experience
4 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.60%) PMI
5 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.30%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Linux
2 11 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (3.90%) Android
3 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.60%) UNIX
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.66%) Software Engineering
2 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (24.68%) MVC
4 12 (15.58%) Scrum
5 11 (14.29%) TDD
5 11 (14.29%) OO
5 11 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 10 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.79%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.79%) SDLC
8 5 (6.49%) OOP
8 5 (6.49%) Change Management
8 5 (6.49%) Pair Programming
8 5 (6.49%) Extreme Programming
9 4 (5.19%) Project Management
9 4 (5.19%) Unit Testing
10 3 (3.90%) Integration Testing
10 3 (3.90%) Android Development
10 3 (3.90%) iOS Development
10 3 (3.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.65%) C#
2 29 (37.66%) JavaScript
3 28 (36.36%) SQL
4 16 (20.78%) Java
5 15 (19.48%) VB
6 7 (9.09%) LINC
6 7 (9.09%) PHP
7 6 (7.79%) C
7 6 (7.79%) C++
8 5 (6.49%) VB.NET
8 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
9 4 (5.19%) Delphi
9 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
9 4 (5.19%) Progress 4GL
9 4 (5.19%) VB6
10 1 (1.30%) Fortran
10 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.30%) Perl
10 1 (1.30%) Python
10 1 (1.30%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) MCSD
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) HL7
2 1 (1.30%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) Unisys
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) Capita
4 4 (5.19%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.30%) SAP
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