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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 74 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 233 293 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.35% 4.50% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.52% 4.74% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 209 275 348
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
6617 6182 7174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.85% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5490 5121 6055
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -9 156 £40,000 +14.28% 38
Cheshire -5 59 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Merseyside -3 8 £37,500 - 5
Lancashire -20 7 £30,000 -29.41% 4
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 285 (68.67%) C#
2 278 (66.99%) .NET
3 234 (56.39%) SQL Server
4 188 (45.30%) ASP.NET
5 172 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
6 151 (36.39%) JavaScript
7 146 (35.18%) HTML
8 138 (33.25%) SQL
9 119 (28.67%) CSS
10 116 (27.95%) MVC
11 105 (25.30%) Degree
12 97 (23.37%) Windows
13 95 (22.89%) Microsoft
14 94 (22.65%) .NET Framework
15 88 (21.20%) OO
16 83 (20.00%) Software Engineering
17 81 (19.52%) jQuery
18 79 (19.04%) XML
18 79 (19.04%) VB.NET
19 77 (18.55%) WCF
20 71 (17.11%) Visual Studio
21 66 (15.90%) Java
22 61 (14.70%) Web Services
23 55 (13.25%) Project Management
24 52 (12.53%) PHP
24 52 (12.53%) TDD
25 51 (12.29%) SQL Server 2008
26 49 (11.81%) Finance
27 48 (11.57%) Unit Testing
27 48 (11.57%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (5.30%) IIS
2 14 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.69%) CMS
3 7 (1.69%) Apache
4 5 (1.20%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.72%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.48%) Node.js
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.24%) Drupal
7 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 36 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.72%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Magento
1 2 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.96%) SaaS
3 3 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.72%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.10%) Network Security
2 4 (0.96%) Internet
2 4 (0.96%) HTTP
3 2 (0.48%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (56.39%) SQL Server
2 51 (12.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (9.64%) MySQL
4 37 (8.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (3.86%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.96%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.96%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.24%) RavenDB
13 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.24%) MS Access
13 1 (0.24%) DB2
13 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (17.11%) Visual Studio
2 48 (11.57%) Git (software)
3 31 (7.47%) Subversion
4 27 (6.51%) NUnit
5 23 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (3.86%) Moq
7 15 (3.61%) JIRA
7 15 (3.61%) JUnit
8 12 (2.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (2.65%) Firebug
10 10 (2.41%) Xcode
11 7 (1.69%) Selenium
11 7 (1.69%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.69%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.69%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.45%) Hudson
12 6 (1.45%) ReSharper
13 4 (0.96%) Maven
14 3 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
15 2 (0.48%) Ant
General
1 49 (11.81%) Finance
2 35 (8.43%) Retail
3 30 (7.23%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.13%) Law
5 9 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.72%) Advertising
7 3 (0.72%) Marketing
7 3 (0.72%) Back Office
8 2 (0.48%) Legal
8 2 (0.48%) Automotive
8 2 (0.48%) Games
8 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (66.99%) .NET
2 188 (45.30%) ASP.NET
3 146 (35.18%) HTML
4 119 (28.67%) CSS
5 94 (22.65%) .NET Framework
6 81 (19.52%) jQuery
7 79 (19.04%) XML
8 77 (18.55%) WCF
9 61 (14.70%) Web Services
10 43 (10.36%) WPF
11 41 (9.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 39 (9.40%) LINQ
13 38 (9.16%) SOAP
14 35 (8.43%) HTML5
15 30 (7.23%) JSON
16 28 (6.75%) WinForms
16 28 (6.75%) Ajax
17 25 (6.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 24 (5.78%) REST
19 19 (4.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.47%) Mobile App
3 25 (6.02%) User Experience
4 22 (5.30%) N-Tier
5 21 (5.06%) Computer Science
6 19 (4.58%) Client/Server
7 18 (4.34%) Algorithms
8 11 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.93%) Inversion of Control
9 8 (1.93%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.93%) Physics
10 5 (1.20%) Informatics
10 5 (1.20%) NHS
11 4 (0.96%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.72%) SCORM
13 2 (0.48%) STB
13 2 (0.48%) W3C
13 2 (0.48%) 3D Graphics
13 2 (0.48%) Visualisation
14 1 (0.24%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 97 (23.37%) Windows
2 26 (6.27%) Linux
3 16 (3.86%) Android
3 16 (3.86%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.41%) Windows Mobile
5 6 (1.45%) Windows Phone
6 5 (1.20%) UNIX
7 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (27.95%) MVC
3 88 (21.20%) OO
4 83 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 55 (13.25%) Project Management
6 52 (12.53%) TDD
7 48 (11.57%) Unit Testing
8 38 (9.16%) UML
9 37 (8.92%) OOD
10 34 (8.19%) OOP
11 32 (7.71%) Requirements Analysis
12 26 (6.27%) Scrum
13 24 (5.78%) SOA
14 23 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (5.06%) E-Commerce
16 19 (4.58%) Web Development
17 13 (3.13%) Multithreading
17 13 (3.13%) B2B
17 13 (3.13%) Mobile Application Development
17 13 (3.13%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 285 (68.67%) C#
2 151 (36.39%) JavaScript
3 138 (33.25%) SQL
4 79 (19.04%) VB.NET
5 66 (15.90%) Java
6 52 (12.53%) PHP
7 38 (9.16%) C++
8 36 (8.67%) T-SQL
9 21 (5.06%) C
10 18 (4.34%) VB
11 17 (4.10%) VBA
12 14 (3.37%) Objective-C
13 13 (3.13%) PHP5
14 11 (2.65%) VB6
15 10 (2.41%) Python
16 8 (1.93%) Delphi
17 7 (1.69%) Perl
18 6 (1.45%) XAML
19 4 (0.96%) VBScript
20 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (25.30%) Degree
2 10 (2.41%) VCP4
3 5 (1.20%) MCP
3 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.96%) MCTS
4 4 (0.96%) MCPD
4 4 (0.96%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.86%) QA
2 5 (1.20%) SLA
2 5 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) GAMP
Vendors
1 95 (22.89%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.78%) Oracle
3 11 (2.65%) Zend
4 9 (2.17%) Epicor
5 8 (1.93%) Embarcadero
6 7 (1.69%) Xamarin
7 6 (1.45%) Apple
7 6 (1.45%) Google
8 3 (0.72%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.48%) SAP
9 2 (0.48%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.24%) Sybase
10 1 (0.24%) Siemens
10 1 (0.24%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.24%) Twitter
10 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.24%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.24%) Wonderware
10 1 (0.24%) Capita
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