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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 95 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 176 305 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.74% 4.33% 4.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 4.56% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 149 273 309
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +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
6130 6688 7157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.28% 94.84% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4988 5421 6129
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 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,200 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 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 -53 88 £40,000 +14.28% 27
Cheshire -18 55 £35,000 -6.66% 11
Lancashire -5 20 £28,250 -10.31% 18
Merseyside +8 11 £26,000 -25.71% 3
Cumbria - 2 £19,000 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

1 283 (70.57%) .NET
2 276 (68.83%) C#
3 207 (51.62%) SQL Server
4 184 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
5 160 (39.90%) ASP.NET
6 146 (36.41%) JavaScript
7 132 (32.92%) SQL
8 127 (31.67%) HTML
9 125 (31.17%) Microsoft
10 117 (29.18%) MVC
11 113 (28.18%) Degree
12 107 (26.68%) Windows
13 105 (26.18%) XML
14 99 (24.69%) Web Services
15 96 (23.94%) WCF
16 95 (23.69%) CSS
17 86 (21.45%) TDD
18 78 (19.45%) Visual Studio
19 77 (19.20%) Software Engineering
20 74 (18.45%) jQuery
21 73 (18.20%) .NET Framework
22 72 (17.96%) SOAP
23 69 (17.21%) Java
23 69 (17.21%) Finance
24 68 (16.96%) WPF
25 66 (16.46%) OO
26 62 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
27 57 (14.21%) VB.NET
27 57 (14.21%) LINQ
28 56 (13.97%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 18 (4.49%) IIS
1 18 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.49%) CMS
3 9 (2.24%) Apache
4 6 (1.50%) JBoss
5 4 (1.00%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.75%) Joomla!
6 3 (0.75%) Node.js
7 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 45 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.49%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.49%) MS Project
2 10 (2.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 44 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.74%) Network Security
2 9 (2.24%) Internet
3 2 (0.50%) FTP
3 2 (0.50%) HTTP
4 1 (0.25%) Intranet
4 1 (0.25%) LDAP
4 1 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (51.62%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (6.23%) MySQL
4 14 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.24%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.50%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.25%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.25%) EDRMS
12 1 (0.25%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 78 (19.45%) Visual Studio
2 49 (12.22%) Git (software)
3 42 (10.47%) NUnit
4 30 (7.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (4.74%) Subversion
6 13 (3.24%) JUnit
6 13 (3.24%) Selenium
6 13 (3.24%) Jenkins
7 12 (2.99%) Moq
8 9 (2.24%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.00%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.00%) Maven
10 7 (1.75%) ReSharper
10 7 (1.75%) Hudson
11 6 (1.50%) Ant
12 4 (1.00%) JIRA
12 4 (1.00%) Xcode
13 3 (0.75%) WinDbg
14 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (17.21%) Finance
2 30 (7.48%) Retail
3 21 (5.24%) Manufacturing
4 16 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.24%) Games
6 11 (2.74%) Back Office
7 10 (2.49%) Banking
8 6 (1.50%) Automotive
9 4 (1.00%) Law
10 3 (0.75%) Marketing
11 2 (0.50%) Electronics
11 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.25%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (70.57%) .NET
2 160 (39.90%) ASP.NET
3 127 (31.67%) HTML
4 105 (26.18%) XML
5 99 (24.69%) Web Services
6 96 (23.94%) WCF
7 95 (23.69%) CSS
8 74 (18.45%) jQuery
9 73 (18.20%) .NET Framework
10 72 (17.96%) SOAP
11 68 (16.96%) WPF
12 57 (14.21%) LINQ
13 56 (13.97%) REST
14 49 (12.22%) ASP.NET MVC
15 43 (10.72%) HTML5
16 40 (9.98%) WinForms
17 34 (8.48%) Entity Framework
18 31 (7.73%) MSMQ
19 30 (7.48%) Ajax
20 28 (6.98%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (9.23%) Computer Science
3 34 (8.48%) N-Tier
4 24 (5.99%) Mobile App
5 18 (4.49%) User Experience
6 16 (3.99%) Inversion of Control
6 16 (3.99%) Mathematics
7 12 (2.99%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.49%) Client/Server
9 8 (2.00%) NHS
9 8 (2.00%) Physics
10 5 (1.25%) Animation
10 5 (1.25%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.00%) Informatics
11 4 (1.00%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.00%) W3C
11 4 (1.00%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (0.75%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 107 (26.68%) Windows
2 38 (9.48%) Linux
3 24 (5.99%) Android
3 24 (5.99%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.74%) Windows Phone
4 11 (2.74%) Windows Phone 7
5 9 (2.24%) UNIX
6 6 (1.50%) Windows Mobile
6 6 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.75%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.75%) HPUX
8 1 (0.25%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (29.18%) MVC
3 86 (21.45%) TDD
4 77 (19.20%) Software Engineering
5 66 (16.46%) OO
6 55 (13.72%) UML
7 50 (12.47%) SDLC
8 47 (11.72%) Unit Testing
8 47 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (10.22%) Scrum
10 28 (6.98%) MVVM
11 25 (6.23%) OOD
12 24 (5.99%) Project Management
13 22 (5.49%) Web Development
14 20 (4.99%) Dependency Injection
15 19 (4.74%) BDD
16 18 (4.49%) OOP
17 16 (3.99%) Software Testing
17 16 (3.99%) Mentoring
17 16 (3.99%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 276 (68.83%) C#
2 146 (36.41%) JavaScript
3 132 (32.92%) SQL
4 69 (17.21%) Java
5 57 (14.21%) VB.NET
6 55 (13.72%) PHP
7 52 (12.97%) C++
8 38 (9.48%) VBA
9 29 (7.23%) C
10 20 (4.99%) VB
11 17 (4.24%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.00%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.50%) Python
13 6 (1.50%) Ruby
14 5 (1.25%) VB6
14 5 (1.25%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.25%) Perl
15 4 (1.00%) VBScript
16 3 (0.75%) Delphi
16 3 (0.75%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 113 (28.18%) Degree
2 3 (0.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.74%) QA
2 6 (1.50%) SLA
3 5 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.75%) HL7
6 2 (0.50%) DICOM
7 1 (0.25%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 2 (0.50%) Puppet
2 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 125 (31.17%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.48%) Oracle
3 14 (3.49%) Apple
4 7 (1.75%) Zend
5 6 (1.50%) Capita
6 5 (1.25%) Google
7 3 (0.75%) DevExpress
7 3 (0.75%) Facebook
7 3 (0.75%) Twitter
8 2 (0.50%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.50%) InterSystems
8 2 (0.50%) Embarcadero
9 1 (0.25%) HP
9 1 (0.25%) RedDot
9 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Depending on Experience + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
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Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leigh, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + negotiable + generous benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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