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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 216 167 145
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 37 84 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 1.22% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 1.28% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 34 73 110
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,600 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,350 £49,500 £42,650
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
7000 6540 7420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.57% 95.07% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6004 5579 6525
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 19 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Manchester -39 12 £32,500 -9.72% 8
Lancashire -19 5 £38,000 +31.03%
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 59 (54.13%) .NET
2 54 (49.54%) SQL Server
3 53 (48.62%) C#
4 46 (42.20%) ASP.NET
5 45 (41.28%) SQL
6 41 (37.61%) Microsoft
6 41 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (37.61%) jQuery
7 37 (33.94%) CSS
8 36 (33.03%) Visual Studio
9 35 (32.11%) MS Excel
10 34 (31.19%) HTML
11 33 (30.28%) MVC
12 29 (26.61%) JavaScript
13 28 (25.69%) Finance
13 28 (25.69%) WCF
13 28 (25.69%) Team Foundation Server
14 26 (23.85%) TDD
15 24 (22.02%) ASP.NET MVC
15 24 (22.02%) HTML5
15 24 (22.02%) Scrum
15 24 (22.02%) AngularJS
16 23 (21.10%) Windows
16 23 (21.10%) CSS3
16 23 (21.10%) SQL Server 2008
17 22 (20.18%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (19.27%) Software Engineering
18 21 (19.27%) Web Services
19 20 (18.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 19 (17.43%) Selenium

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 18 (16.51%) NServiceBus
2 7 (6.42%) IIS
3 6 (5.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.75%) CICS
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.92%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.92%) SAS
6 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (32.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) HTTP
1 2 (1.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (49.54%) SQL Server
2 23 (21.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (9.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (7.34%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (6.42%) MySQL
6 6 (5.50%) CorVu
7 5 (4.59%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.75%) MariaDB
8 3 (2.75%) DB2
8 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.83%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.92%) DTS
10 1 (0.92%) Ingres
10 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 36 (33.03%) Visual Studio
2 28 (25.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (17.43%) SpecFlow
3 19 (17.43%) Selenium
4 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.75%) Subversion
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.83%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.92%) Maven
7 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (25.69%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Marketing
3 4 (3.67%) Games
4 1 (0.92%) Banking
4 1 (0.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.92%) Advertising
4 1 (0.92%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (54.13%) .NET
2 46 (42.20%) ASP.NET
3 41 (37.61%) jQuery
4 37 (33.94%) CSS
5 34 (31.19%) HTML
6 28 (25.69%) WCF
7 24 (22.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (22.02%) HTML5
7 24 (22.02%) AngularJS
8 23 (21.10%) CSS3
9 21 (19.27%) Web Services
10 20 (18.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 18 (16.51%) NHibernate
11 18 (16.51%) JSON
11 18 (16.51%) Castle Windsor
12 11 (10.09%) LINQ
12 11 (10.09%) .NET Framework
13 9 (8.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (6.42%) Ajax
15 5 (4.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.60%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (9.17%) Client/Server
3 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.50%) FMCG
5 4 (3.67%) Open Source
6 3 (2.75%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (2.75%) Social Media
7 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.83%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.83%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.83%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.83%) STB
7 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.92%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.92%) GIS
8 1 (0.92%) LIMS
8 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.10%) Windows
2 9 (8.26%) UNIX
3 7 (6.42%) Linux
4 3 (2.75%) Android
5 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.28%) MVC
3 26 (23.85%) TDD
4 24 (22.02%) Scrum
5 22 (20.18%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (19.27%) Software Engineering
7 7 (6.42%) OOP
7 7 (6.42%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.42%) Mentoring
8 6 (5.50%) ITIL
8 6 (5.50%) OO
8 6 (5.50%) SOA
8 6 (5.50%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.59%) CRM
9 5 (4.59%) OOD
10 4 (3.67%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.67%) ERP
10 4 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.67%) MVVM
10 4 (3.67%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 53 (48.62%) C#
2 45 (41.28%) SQL
3 29 (26.61%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.09%) C++
5 9 (8.26%) Java
5 9 (8.26%) VB
6 8 (7.34%) VB.NET
7 7 (6.42%) VBA
7 7 (6.42%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.59%) Python
8 5 (4.59%) Perl
8 5 (4.59%) PHP
9 3 (2.75%) COBOL
9 3 (2.75%) Ruby
10 2 (1.83%) XPath
10 2 (1.83%) Scala
10 2 (1.83%) VB6
10 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.92%) RPG
11 1 (0.92%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (6.42%) Degree
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.92%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Puppet
1 3 (2.75%) CFEngine
1 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.83%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 41 (37.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.50%) Oracle
3 2 (1.83%) Zend
4 1 (0.92%) Tableau
4 1 (0.92%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.92%) SAP
4 1 (0.92%) Cognos
4 1 (0.92%) Progress
4 1 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.92%) ESRI
4 1 (0.92%) Teradata
4 1 (0.92%) Telerik
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