The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 61 85 58
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 228 222 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.12% 3.21% 4.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.28% 3.32% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 199 199 294
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Developer
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
5322 6686 6406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.19% 96.63% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4453 5632 5342
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £24,000
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% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer across the North West region.

Software Developer Salary Trend in the North West

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in the North West

Software Developer
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 Software Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 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
Manchester +26 153 £45,000 +20.00% 39
Cheshire +12 40 £42,500 +13.33% 14
Merseyside +2 19 £37,500 -1.31% 4
Lancashire +23 15 £45,000 +50.00% 4
Cumbria - 1 £30,500 - 1
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 222 (55.64%) .NET
2 214 (53.63%) C#
3 210 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (41.60%) SQL Server
5 163 (40.85%) JavaScript
6 158 (39.60%) HTML
7 149 (37.34%) SQL
8 142 (35.59%) Java
9 135 (33.83%) ASP.NET
10 131 (32.83%) CSS
11 118 (29.57%) Degree
12 109 (27.32%) Software Engineering
13 92 (23.06%) MVC
14 85 (21.30%) Web Services
15 81 (20.30%) Windows
16 80 (20.05%) Spring
17 79 (19.80%) jQuery
18 71 (17.79%) Linux
19 69 (17.29%) .NET Framework
20 65 (16.29%) Scrum
21 63 (15.79%) Computer Science
21 63 (15.79%) Git (software)
22 62 (15.54%) WCF
23 61 (15.29%) TDD
23 61 (15.29%) XML
24 57 (14.29%) QA
25 56 (14.04%) Oracle
26 55 (13.78%) PHP
26 55 (13.78%) OO
27 51 (12.78%) Unit Testing

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (6.77%) JBoss
2 20 (5.01%) Tomcat
3 18 (4.51%) CMS
4 17 (4.26%) Apache
4 17 (4.26%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.01%) Node.js
6 11 (2.76%) Mule
6 11 (2.76%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.01%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.25%) IIS
8 5 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.25%) WordPress
9 4 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.25%) DNN
10 1 (0.25%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.25%) Kentico
10 1 (0.25%) Orchard CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 22 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.01%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.01%) SaaS
3 19 (4.76%) PaaS
4 15 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (2.76%) Amazon S3
5 11 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (2.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.26%) Internet
2 8 (2.01%) SPDY
3 3 (0.75%) Intranet
4 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.50%) VPN
5 1 (0.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (41.60%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.77%) MySQL
3 25 (6.27%) Relational Database
4 21 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (3.26%) NoSQL
6 13 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.76%) Couchbase
7 11 (2.76%) Hazelcast
8 9 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.50%) Big Data
10 6 (1.50%) DB2
11 5 (1.25%) SQLite
12 3 (0.75%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 63 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 48 (12.03%) Visual Studio
3 44 (11.03%) Selenium
4 33 (8.27%) NUnit
5 24 (6.02%) Maven
5 24 (6.02%) Subversion
6 21 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 16 (4.01%) Moq
8 15 (3.76%) JIRA
9 14 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (3.01%) Hudson
11 11 (2.76%) git-flow
12 10 (2.51%) SpecFlow
13 9 (2.26%) MSTest
14 8 (2.01%) Eclipse
15 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 6 (1.50%) Gerrit
17 5 (1.25%) FxCop
17 5 (1.25%) StyleCop
17 5 (1.25%) WiX
General
1 40 (10.03%) Finance
2 19 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.51%) Banking
4 17 (4.26%) Retail
5 10 (2.51%) Games
6 8 (2.01%) Marketing
6 8 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.75%) Back Office
8 3 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.75%) Electronics
9 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.50%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (55.64%) .NET
2 158 (39.60%) HTML
3 135 (33.83%) ASP.NET
4 131 (32.83%) CSS
5 85 (21.30%) Web Services
6 80 (20.05%) Spring
7 79 (19.80%) jQuery
8 69 (17.29%) .NET Framework
9 62 (15.54%) WCF
10 61 (15.29%) XML
11 46 (11.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 46 (11.53%) LINQ
12 42 (10.53%) HTML5
13 38 (9.52%) Entity Framework
13 38 (9.52%) Java EE
14 33 (8.27%) JSON
15 32 (8.02%) SOAP
16 31 (7.77%) AngularJS
16 31 (7.77%) WPF
17 29 (7.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 41 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (9.02%) Mathematics
4 28 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (5.51%) Algorithms
6 20 (5.01%) User Experience
7 14 (3.51%) Physics
8 11 (2.76%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.75%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.00%) Animation
10 4 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.00%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.00%) iPad
10 4 (1.00%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.75%) LIMS
11 3 (0.75%) Social Media
12 2 (0.50%) APACS
12 2 (0.50%) EMV
13 1 (0.25%) e-Learning
13 1 (0.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 81 (20.30%) Windows
2 71 (17.79%) Linux
3 26 (6.52%) Unix
4 8 (2.01%) Android
5 6 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.00%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.75%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) CentOS
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (27.32%) Software Engineering
3 92 (23.06%) MVC
4 65 (16.29%) Scrum
5 61 (15.29%) TDD
6 55 (13.78%) OO
7 51 (12.78%) Unit Testing
8 42 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (10.28%) SDLC
10 36 (9.02%) Project Management
11 32 (8.02%) SOA
12 31 (7.77%) Mentoring
13 29 (7.27%) DevOps
14 28 (7.02%) Web Development
15 23 (5.76%) Analytics
15 23 (5.76%) UML
16 22 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (5.51%) Microservices
16 22 (5.51%) Open Source
17 21 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 214 (53.63%) C#
2 163 (40.85%) JavaScript
3 149 (37.34%) SQL
4 142 (35.59%) Java
5 55 (13.78%) PHP
6 36 (9.02%) C++
6 36 (9.02%) VB.NET
7 33 (8.27%) C
8 25 (6.27%) Shell Script
9 21 (5.26%) Ruby
10 18 (4.51%) T-SQL
11 16 (4.01%) VBA
12 12 (3.01%) PHP 5
12 12 (3.01%) Python
13 9 (2.26%) Perl
14 5 (1.25%) VB
15 4 (1.00%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.75%) Go
16 3 (0.75%) Groovy
16 3 (0.75%) VC++
Qualifications
1 118 (29.57%) Degree
2 6 (1.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.75%) ISEB
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.50%) MCP
4 2 (0.50%) MCSE
5 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (4.76%) Docker
2 5 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.25%) Wonderware InTouch
2 2 (0.50%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.25%) Hyperic
3 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (14.04%) Oracle
2 45 (11.28%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.26%) Google
4 14 (3.51%) webMethods
5 11 (2.76%) WSO2
6 9 (2.26%) IBM
7 8 (2.01%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.75%) Twitter
9 5 (1.25%) SAP
9 5 (1.25%) VMware
9 5 (1.25%) Wonderware
10 4 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.75%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.75%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.75%) Software AG
11 3 (0.75%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.50%) Zend
13 1 (0.25%) Sage
13 1 (0.25%) Sun
13 1 (0.25%) Telerik
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