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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 86 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 220 342 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.94% 5.06% 4.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 5.35% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 200 322 296
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,950 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
7046 6391 6833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 94.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5953 5500 5902
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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 -37 125 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Cheshire -41 44 £30,000 -14.28% 6
Lancashire +8 33 £35,000 +21.73% 4
Merseyside -4 14 £38,000 +4.82% 6
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

1 361 (73.08%) .NET
2 358 (72.47%) C#
3 270 (54.66%) SQL Server
4 226 (45.75%) ASP.NET
5 187 (37.85%) SQL
6 181 (36.64%) HTML
7 176 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
8 171 (34.62%) JavaScript
9 153 (30.97%) CSS
10 134 (27.13%) MVC
11 125 (25.30%) WCF
12 114 (23.08%) Microsoft
13 110 (22.27%) VB.NET
13 110 (22.27%) OO
14 108 (21.86%) .NET Framework
15 107 (21.66%) jQuery
16 104 (21.05%) Windows
17 94 (19.03%) Degree
18 89 (18.02%) SQL Server 2008
19 88 (17.81%) Software Engineering
20 85 (17.21%) T-SQL
21 84 (17.00%) Web Services
22 81 (16.40%) OOD
23 74 (14.98%) Finance
24 72 (14.57%) Visual Studio
25 71 (14.37%) XML
26 70 (14.17%) Java
27 62 (12.55%) MS Excel
28 60 (12.15%) SQL Server 2012
29 59 (11.94%) LINQ

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 29 (5.87%) IIS
2 18 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.42%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.42%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.81%) Umbraco
4 4 (0.81%) Confluence
4 4 (0.81%) Lync
5 3 (0.61%) Node.js
5 3 (0.61%) NServiceBus
5 3 (0.61%) uWSGI
5 3 (0.61%) CMS
5 3 (0.61%) Apache
5 3 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.61%) nginx
6 2 (0.40%) WordPress
7 1 (0.20%) Mule
7 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.20%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 62 (12.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.61%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) PaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.82%) Internet
2 7 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (1.42%) HTTP
3 2 (0.40%) AMQP
4 1 (0.20%) DNS
4 1 (0.20%) Intranet
4 1 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (54.66%) SQL Server
2 89 (18.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (12.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 43 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 27 (5.47%) Relational Database
6 26 (5.26%) MySQL
7 21 (4.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.01%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.81%) MS Access
12 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.40%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.40%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 72 (14.57%) Visual Studio
2 38 (7.69%) Subversion
3 35 (7.09%) Git (software)
4 28 (5.67%) NUnit
5 24 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (4.66%) Moq
7 14 (2.83%) Mercurial
8 13 (2.63%) JIRA
9 12 (2.43%) JUnit
10 9 (1.82%) Maven
11 6 (1.21%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.21%) Xcode
11 6 (1.21%) Firebug
11 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.40%) Selenium
14 2 (0.40%) StyleCop
14 2 (0.40%) MSTest
14 2 (0.40%) NDepend
General
1 74 (14.98%) Finance
2 34 (6.88%) Retail
3 26 (5.26%) Games
4 20 (4.05%) Automotive
5 13 (2.63%) Marketing
6 9 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.42%) Law
7 7 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.42%) Billing
8 5 (1.01%) Banking
9 4 (0.81%) Legal
10 3 (0.61%) Advertising
10 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (73.08%) .NET
2 226 (45.75%) ASP.NET
3 181 (36.64%) HTML
4 153 (30.97%) CSS
5 125 (25.30%) WCF
6 108 (21.86%) .NET Framework
7 107 (21.66%) jQuery
8 84 (17.00%) Web Services
9 71 (14.37%) XML
10 59 (11.94%) LINQ
11 58 (11.74%) WPF
12 57 (11.54%) SOAP
13 51 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
14 47 (9.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 43 (8.70%) HTML5
16 40 (8.10%) ADO.NET
16 40 (8.10%) WinForms
17 32 (6.48%) Ajax
18 24 (4.86%) JSON
19 21 (4.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.29%) Computer Science
2 24 (4.86%) Mathematics
3 23 (4.66%) Physics
4 21 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 18 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.83%) 3D Graphics
7 13 (2.63%) User Experience
8 11 (2.23%) N-Tier
9 9 (1.82%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.01%) NHS
10 5 (1.01%) Informatics
10 5 (1.01%) PDA
10 5 (1.01%) iSeries
11 4 (0.81%) Social Network
11 4 (0.81%) iPhone
11 4 (0.81%) Xbox
11 4 (0.81%) AS400
11 4 (0.81%) Mobile Games
12 3 (0.61%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 104 (21.05%) Windows
2 35 (7.09%) Linux
3 21 (4.25%) Apple iOS
4 20 (4.05%) Android
5 9 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.62%) Windows Phone
7 6 (1.21%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.81%) UNIX
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (27.13%) MVC
3 110 (22.27%) OO
4 88 (17.81%) Software Engineering
5 81 (16.40%) OOD
6 55 (11.13%) TDD
7 54 (10.93%) Unit Testing
8 49 (9.92%) Mentoring
9 48 (9.72%) Project Management
10 45 (9.11%) SOA
11 39 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
11 39 (7.89%) Web Development
12 33 (6.68%) Scrum
13 29 (5.87%) E-Commerce
14 28 (5.67%) OOP
15 22 (4.45%) UML
16 21 (4.25%) Multithreading
17 19 (3.85%) MVVM
17 19 (3.85%) iOS Development
18 18 (3.64%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 358 (72.47%) C#
2 187 (37.85%) SQL
3 171 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 110 (22.27%) VB.NET
5 85 (17.21%) T-SQL
6 70 (14.17%) Java
7 50 (10.12%) C++
8 39 (7.89%) PHP
9 27 (5.47%) VB
10 20 (4.05%) Python
11 18 (3.64%) VB6
12 16 (3.24%) C
13 15 (3.04%) Ruby
14 13 (2.63%) Delphi
15 10 (2.02%) PHP5
16 8 (1.62%) XPath
16 8 (1.62%) Perl
17 7 (1.42%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.42%) Ada
17 7 (1.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (19.03%) Degree
2 11 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.42%) MCP
5 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.81%) CCNP
6 4 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.40%) MCTS
7 2 (0.40%) MCSE
8 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) MCPD
8 1 (0.20%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.20%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.23%) QA
2 5 (1.01%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 114 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.67%) Oracle
3 11 (2.23%) Google
4 10 (2.02%) Wonderware
4 10 (2.02%) Embarcadero
5 9 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.62%) Zend
7 7 (1.42%) BT
8 6 (1.21%) Apple
8 6 (1.21%) Siemens
9 4 (0.81%) Sony
9 4 (0.81%) SAP
9 4 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.81%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.61%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.61%) Telerik
11 2 (0.40%) Capita
11 2 (0.40%) VMware
11 2 (0.40%) Epicor
11 2 (0.40%) Twitter
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