The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 157 155 171
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 85 88 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 1.23% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.29% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 76 74 71
Average salary £34,000 £31,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.80% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £20,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,147 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +3.27%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6797 6804 7219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.81% 94.76% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5515 5834 6330
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 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Programmer
England

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 1 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 1 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 +11 32 £35,000 +11.11% 3
Merseyside +16 23 £29,000 -14.07%
Manchester -14 18 £35,500 +12.69% 5
Lancashire -13 11 £40,000 +29.03%
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 115 (68.86%) .NET
2 112 (67.07%) C#
3 67 (40.12%) SQL Server
4 66 (39.52%) SQL
5 64 (38.32%) JavaScript
6 63 (37.72%) ASP.NET
7 53 (31.74%) CSS
8 52 (31.14%) Microsoft
9 48 (28.74%) jQuery
10 41 (24.55%) Software Engineering
11 40 (23.95%) HTML
12 35 (20.96%) MVC
12 35 (20.96%) SharePoint
13 34 (20.36%) Web Services
14 26 (15.57%) ASP.NET MVC
14 26 (15.57%) Visual Studio
15 25 (14.97%) LINQ
16 24 (14.37%) .NET Framework
16 24 (14.37%) Oracle
17 23 (13.77%) C++
18 22 (13.17%) MS Excel
18 22 (13.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 21 (12.57%) WCF
20 20 (11.98%) Team Foundation Server
21 18 (10.78%) SQL Server 2008
22 17 (10.18%) TDD
22 17 (10.18%) Scrum
23 16 (9.58%) UNIX
23 16 (9.58%) Java
24 14 (8.38%) T-SQL

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 35 (20.96%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.78%) IIS
3 4 (2.40%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.20%) nginx
4 2 (1.20%) Drupal
4 2 (1.20%) SAS
4 2 (1.20%) Apache
4 2 (1.20%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Node.js
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.60%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.60%) Liferay
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (13.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.20%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.80%) Intranet
2 2 (1.20%) RFID
3 1 (0.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (40.12%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.38%) Oracle Database
4 12 (7.19%) MySQL
4 12 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (5.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (5.39%) CorVu
7 7 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (2.40%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.80%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.80%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.20%) Base SAS
12 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.60%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.60%) Big Data
12 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 26 (15.57%) Visual Studio
2 20 (11.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (5.39%) Subversion
4 7 (4.19%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.40%) Selenium
5 4 (2.40%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.60%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.60%) Maven
General
1 13 (7.78%) Finance
2 9 (5.39%) Games
3 5 (2.99%) Marketing
4 2 (1.20%) French Language
4 2 (1.20%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (0.60%) Legal
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (68.86%) .NET
2 63 (37.72%) ASP.NET
3 53 (31.74%) CSS
4 48 (28.74%) jQuery
5 40 (23.95%) HTML
6 34 (20.36%) Web Services
7 26 (15.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (14.97%) LINQ
9 24 (14.37%) .NET Framework
10 22 (13.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 21 (12.57%) WCF
12 14 (8.38%) XML
13 12 (7.19%) HTML5
14 10 (5.99%) AngularJS
15 9 (5.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 9 (5.39%) JSON
16 7 (4.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (4.19%) WPF
16 7 (4.19%) NHibernate
17 6 (3.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.38%) Client/Server
2 8 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.59%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (3.59%) Social Media
3 6 (3.59%) Open Source
4 5 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.40%) Data Extraction
5 4 (2.40%) W3C
6 3 (1.80%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.20%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.20%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.20%) AS400
8 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.60%) GIS
8 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.60%) Physics
8 1 (0.60%) iSeries
8 1 (0.60%) Statistics
8 1 (0.60%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.58%) UNIX
2 14 (8.38%) Windows
3 12 (7.19%) Linux
4 11 (6.59%) Android
5 4 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.20%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.20%) Debian
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.60%) Solaris
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.55%) Software Engineering
2 35 (20.96%) MVC
3 17 (10.18%) TDD
3 17 (10.18%) Scrum
4 10 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (4.79%) SOA
6 8 (4.79%) Android Development
7 7 (4.19%) ERP
8 6 (3.59%) Web Development
8 6 (3.59%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (3.59%) E-Commerce
8 6 (3.59%) CRM
8 6 (3.59%) Web Application Development
8 6 (3.59%) MVVM
8 6 (3.59%) Build Automation
9 5 (2.99%) OO
9 5 (2.99%) Unit Testing
9 5 (2.99%) Logistics
10 4 (2.40%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 112 (67.07%) C#
2 66 (39.52%) SQL
3 64 (38.32%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.77%) C++
5 16 (9.58%) Java
6 14 (8.38%) T-SQL
7 12 (7.19%) PHP
7 12 (7.19%) VB.NET
8 10 (5.99%) Perl
9 9 (5.39%) C
10 8 (4.79%) Python
11 7 (4.19%) Ruby
12 4 (2.40%) XPath
12 4 (2.40%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.40%) RPG
13 3 (1.80%) COBOL
14 2 (1.20%) PHP5
14 2 (1.20%) Delphi
15 1 (0.60%) RPG IV
15 1 (0.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (5.99%) Degree
2 3 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.60%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.99%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.80%) Puppet
1 3 (1.80%) CFEngine
1 3 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (31.14%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.37%) Oracle
3 3 (1.80%) HP
4 2 (1.20%) Zend
5 1 (0.60%) ESRI
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.60%) IBM
5 1 (0.60%) Telerik
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester
Ascent People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £41000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Bonus + Training
Posted: 20 days ago