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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 201 214 183
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 30 44 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.63% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.65% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 29 40 63
Average salary £35,000 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £46,250 £48,000
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
5353 6787 6388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.12% 96.58% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4488 5731 5335
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,001 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +22 18 £40,000 - 1
Lancashire - 7 £35,000 - 1
Manchester +5 5 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Merseyside -8 1 £36,000 +22.03%
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 23 (35.94%) Finance
2 22 (34.38%) C#
3 21 (32.81%) .NET
3 21 (32.81%) AS400
3 21 (32.81%) iSeries
4 20 (31.25%) RPG IV
4 20 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 20 (31.25%) RPG
5 17 (26.56%) SQL
6 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 16 (25.00%) jQuery
7 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (18.75%) HTML
8 12 (18.75%) ASP.NET
9 11 (17.19%) Java
10 10 (15.63%) MVC
10 10 (15.63%) Visual Studio
10 10 (15.63%) Web Services
11 9 (14.06%) SDLC
11 9 (14.06%) XML
11 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
12 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
12 8 (12.50%) Degree
12 8 (12.50%) Oracle
13 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (10.94%) REST
13 7 (10.94%) AngularJS
13 7 (10.94%) SOAP
13 7 (10.94%) JSON
13 7 (10.94%) .NET Framework

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (4.69%) IIS
1 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.56%) Node.js
2 1 (1.56%) SAS
2 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) DNS
2 1 (1.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.81%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.69%) MySQL
5 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.56%) MS Access
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.38%) Selenium
2 6 (9.38%) Subversion
3 5 (7.81%) Jasmine
3 5 (7.81%) JIRA
3 5 (7.81%) JUnit
3 5 (7.81%) Maven
3 5 (7.81%) Mockito
4 4 (6.25%) Ant
4 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (6.25%) ReSharper
5 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.56%) Moq
7 1 (1.56%) NUnit
General
1 23 (35.94%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Advertising
3 1 (1.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) .NET
2 16 (25.00%) jQuery
3 12 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 12 (18.75%) HTML
4 10 (15.63%) Web Services
5 9 (14.06%) XML
6 7 (10.94%) .NET Framework
6 7 (10.94%) Ajax
6 7 (10.94%) AngularJS
6 7 (10.94%) JSON
6 7 (10.94%) REST
6 7 (10.94%) SOAP
7 6 (9.38%) CSS
8 5 (7.81%) Django
8 5 (7.81%) Hibernate
8 5 (7.81%) JPA
8 5 (7.81%) Spring
8 5 (7.81%) Struts
8 5 (7.81%) WCF
9 4 (6.25%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.81%) AS400
1 21 (32.81%) iSeries
2 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.81%) Social Media
4 3 (4.69%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.13%) Wiki
6 1 (1.56%) Online Games
6 1 (1.56%) User Experience
6 1 (1.56%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.69%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Android
3 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.63%) MVC
3 9 (14.06%) SDLC
4 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.38%) CRM
6 5 (7.81%) Issue Tracking
6 5 (7.81%) Kanban
6 5 (7.81%) Online Marketing
6 5 (7.81%) OO
6 5 (7.81%) Web Development
7 4 (6.25%) BDD
8 3 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.69%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (4.69%) OWASP
8 3 (4.69%) Scrum
8 3 (4.69%) Web Design
9 2 (3.13%) Automated Testing
9 2 (3.13%) ERP
9 2 (3.13%) OOP
10 1 (1.56%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.38%) C#
2 20 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 20 (31.25%) RPG
2 20 (31.25%) RPG IV
3 17 (26.56%) SQL
4 11 (17.19%) Java
5 6 (9.38%) PHP
5 6 (9.38%) VB
6 5 (7.81%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.81%) Python
7 4 (6.25%) C++
8 3 (4.69%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.13%) LINC
9 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.13%) VB6
10 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (4.69%) SAP
3 3 (4.69%) Telerik
4 2 (3.13%) Unisys
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