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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 218 187 181
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 42 72 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.96% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.02% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 30 68 53
Average salary £35,484 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.38% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,738 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
6406 7073 6487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.55% 94.76% 94.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5333 5773 5586
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 £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +19 30 £35,484 +9.18% 2
Cheshire -21 9 £45,000 +13.92%
Lancashire +1 3 £33,000 -14.83% 3
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 42 (53.16%) C#
1 42 (53.16%) .NET
2 30 (37.97%) JavaScript
3 27 (34.18%) Software Engineering
4 25 (31.65%) HTML
4 25 (31.65%) SQL
4 25 (31.65%) SQL Server
4 25 (31.65%) ASP.NET
5 22 (27.85%) Visual Studio
6 21 (26.58%) Java
6 21 (26.58%) MVC
7 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (21.52%) OO
9 15 (18.99%) Web Services
9 15 (18.99%) CSS
9 15 (18.99%) Degree
9 15 (18.99%) WCF
10 14 (17.72%) VB
11 13 (16.46%) Oracle
11 13 (16.46%) XML
11 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
11 13 (16.46%) Hibernate
12 12 (15.19%) .NET Framework
12 12 (15.19%) Spring
12 12 (15.19%) jQuery
13 11 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (13.92%) Relational Database
13 11 (13.92%) Mainframe
13 11 (13.92%) J2EE
14 10 (12.66%) Unisys

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 10 (12.66%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.13%) IIS
3 4 (5.06%) CMS
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.80%) JBoss
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.80%) OpenEdge
5 2 (2.53%) SAS
5 2 (2.53%) NServiceBus
5 2 (2.53%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Office
2 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.92%) Relational Database
3 9 (11.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (8.86%) MySQL
4 7 (8.86%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.33%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.80%) EDRMS
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.27%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.27%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 22 (27.85%) Visual Studio
2 9 (11.39%) Selenium
3 8 (10.13%) ReSharper
4 6 (7.59%) JIRA
4 6 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (7.59%) NUnit
4 6 (7.59%) Subversion
5 5 (6.33%) JUnit
5 5 (6.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.33%) Moq
6 4 (5.06%) Maven
7 3 (3.80%) Ant
7 3 (3.80%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.53%) ProC
8 2 (2.53%) FxCop
8 2 (2.53%) StyleCop
8 2 (2.53%) Mockito
8 2 (2.53%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.53%) Jasmine
General
1 8 (10.13%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (53.16%) .NET
2 25 (31.65%) HTML
2 25 (31.65%) ASP.NET
3 15 (18.99%) CSS
3 15 (18.99%) Web Services
3 15 (18.99%) WCF
4 13 (16.46%) Hibernate
4 13 (16.46%) XML
5 12 (15.19%) Spring
5 12 (15.19%) .NET Framework
5 12 (15.19%) jQuery
6 11 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (13.92%) J2EE
7 10 (12.66%) WPF
7 10 (12.66%) Ajax
8 9 (11.39%) REST
9 8 (10.13%) AngularJS
10 7 (8.86%) JSP
10 7 (8.86%) Struts
11 6 (7.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Mainframe
2 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.59%) User Experience
4 5 (6.33%) NHS
4 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.53%) PMI
8 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.27%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.27%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Linux
2 5 (6.33%) Windows
3 3 (3.80%) UNIX
3 3 (3.80%) Android
3 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.18%) Software Engineering
2 21 (26.58%) MVC
3 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (21.52%) OO
5 10 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (11.39%) SDLC
7 8 (10.13%) OOP
8 6 (7.59%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.33%) ERP
9 5 (6.33%) SOA
9 5 (6.33%) TDD
9 5 (6.33%) Scrum
9 5 (6.33%) Dependency Injection
10 4 (5.06%) Project Management
10 4 (5.06%) Change Management
11 3 (3.80%) Web Development
11 3 (3.80%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.80%) Integration Testing
11 3 (3.80%) Web Design
11 3 (3.80%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (53.16%) C#
2 30 (37.97%) JavaScript
3 25 (31.65%) SQL
4 21 (26.58%) Java
5 14 (17.72%) VB
6 10 (12.66%) LINC
7 9 (11.39%) VB.NET
7 9 (11.39%) T-SQL
8 7 (8.86%) PHP
9 6 (7.59%) PL/SQL
9 6 (7.59%) C
9 6 (7.59%) C++
10 4 (5.06%) Delphi
11 3 (3.80%) Progress 4GL
12 2 (2.53%) VB6
12 2 (2.53%) PROC SQL
12 2 (2.53%) SAS Macro
13 1 (1.27%) R
13 1 (1.27%) TypeScript
13 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.27%) MCSD
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
1 2 (2.53%) HL7
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) Oracle
1 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.66%) Unisys
3 6 (7.59%) SAP
4 4 (5.06%) DevExpress
5 3 (3.80%) Telerik
5 3 (3.80%) Capita
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