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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 204 152 172
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 34 88 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 1.30% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 1.37% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 29 83 67
Average salary £38,777 £37,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.80% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £27,700 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
5786 6434 6906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.96% 95.25% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 5186 5868
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +6 18 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Cheshire -35 8 £38,777 -13.83% 2
Cumbria - 4 £29,000 -
Lancashire -13 2 £38,500 +6.20% 2
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 49 (59.76%) HTML
2 48 (58.54%) C#
3 47 (57.32%) .NET
4 38 (46.34%) ASP.NET
4 38 (46.34%) CSS
4 38 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (41.46%) SQL Server
5 34 (41.46%) JavaScript
6 31 (37.80%) MVC
7 27 (32.93%) Software Engineering
7 27 (32.93%) SQL
7 27 (32.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 25 (30.49%) jQuery
9 23 (28.05%) Finance
9 23 (28.05%) WCF
9 23 (28.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 22 (26.83%) Visual Studio
11 21 (25.61%) Scrum
11 21 (25.61%) AngularJS
12 19 (23.17%) Windows
13 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
14 17 (20.73%) Web Services
14 17 (20.73%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (19.51%) HTML5
15 16 (19.51%) XML
15 16 (19.51%) MS Excel
15 16 (19.51%) TDD
16 15 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (18.29%) JSON
16 15 (18.29%) Selenium

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (15.85%) NServiceBus
2 8 (9.76%) JBoss
3 6 (7.32%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.10%) Apache Solr
5 4 (4.88%) CMS
5 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.66%) Node.js
7 2 (2.44%) IIS
7 2 (2.44%) OpenEdge
8 1 (1.22%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (19.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) PrintSoft PReS
2 2 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (41.46%) SQL Server
2 27 (32.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.98%) MySQL
4 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (26.83%) Visual Studio
2 17 (20.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (18.29%) Selenium
4 13 (15.85%) SpecFlow
5 7 (8.54%) Subversion
6 4 (4.88%) JUnit
7 3 (3.66%) NUnit
7 3 (3.66%) Redmine
8 2 (2.44%) Moq
8 2 (2.44%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.22%) Ant
9 1 (1.22%) JIRA
9 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.22%) FxCop
9 1 (1.22%) StyleCop
9 1 (1.22%) MSTest
General
1 23 (28.05%) Finance
2 1 (1.22%) Retail
2 1 (1.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (59.76%) HTML
2 47 (57.32%) .NET
3 38 (46.34%) ASP.NET
3 38 (46.34%) CSS
4 25 (30.49%) jQuery
5 23 (28.05%) WCF
5 23 (28.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (25.61%) AngularJS
7 17 (20.73%) Web Services
8 16 (19.51%) HTML5
8 16 (19.51%) XML
9 15 (18.29%) JSON
10 14 (17.07%) CSS3
10 14 (17.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (15.85%) Castle Windsor
11 13 (15.85%) Ajax
11 13 (15.85%) NHibernate
12 11 (13.41%) J2EE
13 8 (9.76%) Spring
14 7 (8.54%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.32%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.44%) User Experience
4 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.44%) NHS
5 1 (1.22%) PMI
5 1 (1.22%) LIMS
5 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.22%) STB
5 1 (1.22%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.17%) Windows
2 9 (10.98%) Linux
3 3 (3.66%) UNIX
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.80%) MVC
3 27 (32.93%) Software Engineering
4 21 (25.61%) Scrum
5 16 (19.51%) TDD
6 15 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (12.20%) Mentoring
8 9 (10.98%) E-Commerce
8 9 (10.98%) OO
9 8 (9.76%) OOP
10 6 (7.32%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.10%) Pair Programming
11 5 (6.10%) Extreme Programming
12 4 (4.88%) Change Management
12 4 (4.88%) Project Management
13 3 (3.66%) SOA
13 3 (3.66%) Integration Testing
14 2 (2.44%) Time Management
14 2 (2.44%) Data Mapping
14 2 (2.44%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 48 (58.54%) C#
2 34 (41.46%) JavaScript
3 27 (32.93%) SQL
4 13 (15.85%) Java
5 11 (13.41%) VB
6 9 (10.98%) PHP
7 5 (6.10%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.88%) C
8 4 (4.88%) Delphi
9 3 (3.66%) VB6
10 2 (2.44%) LINC
10 2 (2.44%) C++
10 2 (2.44%) Perl
10 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.44%) Python
10 2 (2.44%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (1.22%) Fortran
11 1 (1.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) MCSD
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) HL7
Vendors
1 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle
3 4 (4.88%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.44%) Capita
4 2 (2.44%) Unisys
5 1 (1.22%) Zend
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