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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 199 160 153
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 46 86 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 1.20% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 1.26% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 32 77 75
Average salary £36,209 £34,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.49% +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £26,700 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £43,950 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
6220 6829 6850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.37% 94.90% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5081 5536 5864
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 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 August 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 August 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 +20 32 £34,750 -2.11% 5
Cheshire -12 11 £38,777 +10.79% 3
Lancashire -11 2 £40,000 - 1
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 35 (47.30%) C#
1 35 (47.30%) .NET
2 29 (39.19%) HTML
2 29 (39.19%) JavaScript
3 26 (35.14%) SQL Server
3 26 (35.14%) Software Engineering
4 25 (33.78%) ASP.NET
5 23 (31.08%) SQL
6 21 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (25.68%) MVC
8 18 (24.32%) Java
9 17 (22.97%) CSS
10 16 (21.62%) Degree
11 15 (20.27%) Web Services
12 14 (18.92%) Hibernate
12 14 (18.92%) XML
12 14 (18.92%) Visual Studio
12 14 (18.92%) OO
13 13 (17.57%) Spring
13 13 (17.57%) WCF
13 13 (17.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (17.57%) Linux
13 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
14 12 (16.22%) VB
14 12 (16.22%) AngularJS
15 11 (14.86%) J2EE
15 11 (14.86%) Tomcat
16 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce
16 10 (13.51%) Finance
16 10 (13.51%) Relational Database

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 11 (14.86%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.11%) IIS
3 5 (6.76%) JBoss
4 4 (5.41%) OpenEdge
4 4 (5.41%) CMS
4 4 (5.41%) Apache Solr
4 4 (5.41%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.35%) Apache
5 1 (1.35%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Office
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (13.51%) Relational Database
4 9 (12.16%) MySQL
5 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.05%) EDRMS
6 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (18.92%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.81%) Selenium
3 5 (6.76%) JIRA
3 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.41%) JUnit
4 4 (5.41%) NUnit
4 4 (5.41%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.05%) Moq
5 3 (4.05%) Subversion
5 3 (4.05%) Maven
5 3 (4.05%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.05%) Ant
5 3 (4.05%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.70%) FxCop
6 2 (2.70%) StyleCop
6 2 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.35%) ProC
7 1 (1.35%) MSTest
7 1 (1.35%) AccuRev
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (47.30%) .NET
2 29 (39.19%) HTML
3 25 (33.78%) ASP.NET
4 17 (22.97%) CSS
5 15 (20.27%) Web Services
6 14 (18.92%) XML
6 14 (18.92%) Hibernate
7 13 (17.57%) Spring
7 13 (17.57%) WCF
8 12 (16.22%) AngularJS
9 11 (14.86%) J2EE
10 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (13.51%) jQuery
11 9 (12.16%) Ajax
11 9 (12.16%) JSP
12 7 (9.46%) JSON
12 7 (9.46%) WPF
13 6 (8.11%) HTML5
13 6 (8.11%) .NET Framework
13 6 (8.11%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Mainframe
2 6 (8.11%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.76%) NHS
4 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.41%) User Experience
4 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.70%) PMI
6 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.35%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Android
3 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) Software Engineering
2 21 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.68%) MVC
4 14 (18.92%) OO
5 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce
6 9 (12.16%) Scrum
6 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (10.81%) TDD
8 7 (9.46%) OOP
9 6 (8.11%) SDLC
10 5 (6.76%) Change Management
11 4 (5.41%) Project Management
11 4 (5.41%) Pair Programming
11 4 (5.41%) Extreme Programming
11 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
12 3 (4.05%) Mobile Development
12 3 (4.05%) SOA
12 3 (4.05%) Unit Testing
12 3 (4.05%) Integration Testing
12 3 (4.05%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.30%) C#
2 29 (39.19%) JavaScript
3 23 (31.08%) SQL
4 18 (24.32%) Java
5 12 (16.22%) VB
6 8 (10.81%) LINC
6 8 (10.81%) PHP
7 7 (9.46%) T-SQL
8 6 (8.11%) C
8 6 (8.11%) C++
9 5 (6.76%) PL/SQL
9 5 (6.76%) VB.NET
10 4 (5.41%) Delphi
10 4 (5.41%) Progress 4GL
11 2 (2.70%) VB6
12 1 (1.35%) Fortran
12 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.35%) Perl
12 1 (1.35%) Python
12 1 (1.35%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) MCSD
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) HL7
2 1 (1.35%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.81%) Oracle
2 8 (10.81%) Unisys
3 4 (5.41%) Capita
3 4 (5.41%) DevExpress
4 3 (4.05%) SAP
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