The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 62 92 58
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 229 200 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.06% 3.12% 4.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.19% 3.22% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 214 178 293
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,900 £44,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
5471 6204 6932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.11% 96.65% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4642 4947 5573
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +22 160 £37,500 -6.25% 24
Cheshire +18 38 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Lancashire +10 18 £32,500 - 10
Merseyside +16 13 £40,000 +3.22% 5
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 254 (57.99%) .NET
2 226 (51.60%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (49.54%) C#
4 182 (41.55%) JavaScript
5 180 (41.10%) SQL
6 166 (37.90%) SQL Server
7 162 (36.99%) Java
8 155 (35.39%) HTML
9 135 (30.82%) ASP.NET
10 129 (29.45%) CSS
11 111 (25.34%) Degree
12 101 (23.06%) Software Engineering
13 95 (21.69%) MVC
14 85 (19.41%) PHP
15 83 (18.95%) jQuery
16 74 (16.89%) Unit Testing
17 69 (15.75%) .NET Framework
18 68 (15.53%) Scrum
18 68 (15.53%) Web Services
18 68 (15.53%) Git (software)
19 67 (15.30%) Windows
20 66 (15.07%) Spring
21 64 (14.61%) Web Development
21 64 (14.61%) OO
22 63 (14.38%) Linux
23 62 (14.16%) Computer Science
24 56 (12.79%) XML
24 56 (12.79%) Oracle
25 53 (12.10%) WCF
26 52 (11.87%) Visual Studio

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (5.25%) Node.js
2 18 (4.11%) Apache
2 18 (4.11%) JBoss
3 17 (3.88%) WebSphere
4 16 (3.65%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.20%) CMS
6 13 (2.97%) Mule
7 10 (2.28%) SharePoint
7 10 (2.28%) WordPress
8 8 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.37%) Umbraco
10 5 (1.14%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.91%) IIS
12 3 (0.68%) Drupal
12 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.46%) Moodle
Applications
1 28 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.46%) Magento
1 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.02%) PaaS
3 21 (4.79%) SaaS
4 13 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (2.74%) GitHub
6 11 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (2.51%) Amazon S3
6 11 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.20%) Internet
2 8 (1.83%) SPDY
3 4 (0.91%) VPN
4 3 (0.68%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.46%) 802.11
5 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.46%) Wireless
6 1 (0.23%) AMQP
6 1 (0.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (37.90%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.99%) MySQL
3 24 (5.48%) Relational Database
4 21 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (4.34%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (2.74%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.51%) Couchbase
8 11 (2.51%) Hazelcast
9 9 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.14%) DB2
14 4 (0.91%) Big Data
14 4 (0.91%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.91%) SQLite
15 2 (0.46%) Redis
16 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
16 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 68 (15.53%) Git (software)
2 52 (11.87%) Visual Studio
3 45 (10.27%) Selenium
4 27 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (5.71%) NUnit
6 23 (5.25%) Maven
7 22 (5.02%) Jenkins
7 22 (5.02%) Subversion
8 16 (3.65%) JIRA
8 16 (3.65%) Moq
9 12 (2.74%) SpecFlow
10 11 (2.51%) git-flow
10 11 (2.51%) Hudson
11 10 (2.28%) MSTest
12 5 (1.14%) Gerrit
12 5 (1.14%) JUnit
12 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
13 4 (0.91%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.91%) WiX
General
1 37 (8.45%) Finance
2 25 (5.71%) Games
3 23 (5.25%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.20%) Banking
4 14 (3.20%) Retail
5 13 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.05%) Back Office
6 9 (2.05%) Multimedia
7 4 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.68%) Publishing
9 2 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Electronics
9 2 (0.46%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (57.99%) .NET
2 155 (35.39%) HTML
3 135 (30.82%) ASP.NET
4 129 (29.45%) CSS
5 83 (18.95%) jQuery
6 69 (15.75%) .NET Framework
7 68 (15.53%) Web Services
8 66 (15.07%) Spring
9 56 (12.79%) XML
10 53 (12.10%) WCF
11 49 (11.19%) HTML5
12 48 (10.96%) ASP.NET MVC
13 42 (9.59%) LINQ
14 38 (8.68%) Java EE
15 36 (8.22%) Entity Framework
16 33 (7.53%) JSON
17 31 (7.08%) WinForms
18 30 (6.85%) WPF
19 29 (6.62%) CSS3
19 29 (6.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (14.16%) Computer Science
2 40 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (8.22%) Mathematics
4 27 (6.16%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (5.02%) iPad
5 22 (5.02%) User Experience
6 21 (4.79%) Algorithms
7 17 (3.88%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.51%) e-Learning
8 11 (2.51%) Physics
9 10 (2.28%) Client/Server
9 10 (2.28%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.83%) LIMS
11 6 (1.37%) Learning Management System
11 6 (1.37%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.37%) Online Games
12 4 (0.91%) Clustering
12 4 (0.91%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.91%) Replication
13 3 (0.68%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 67 (15.30%) Windows
2 63 (14.38%) Linux
3 17 (3.88%) Unix
4 16 (3.65%) Android
5 12 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.37%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.46%) CentOS
8 2 (0.46%) OpenWrt
8 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (51.60%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (23.06%) Software Engineering
3 95 (21.69%) MVC
4 74 (16.89%) Unit Testing
5 68 (15.53%) Scrum
6 64 (14.61%) OO
6 64 (14.61%) Web Development
7 49 (11.19%) TDD
8 42 (9.59%) Mentoring
9 39 (8.90%) Open Source
10 37 (8.45%) SOA
11 36 (8.22%) DevOps
12 34 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (7.31%) SDLC
14 30 (6.85%) Project Management
15 29 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (6.62%) UML
16 24 (5.48%) OOD
17 22 (5.02%) Mobile Development
17 22 (5.02%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 217 (49.54%) C#
2 182 (41.55%) JavaScript
3 180 (41.10%) SQL
4 162 (36.99%) Java
5 85 (19.41%) PHP
6 45 (10.27%) C++
7 37 (8.45%) C
8 34 (7.76%) T-SQL
9 29 (6.62%) VB.NET
10 28 (6.39%) Ruby
11 17 (3.88%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.74%) PHP 5
13 11 (2.51%) Python
14 9 (2.05%) Perl
14 9 (2.05%) VB
14 9 (2.05%) VBA
15 4 (0.91%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.68%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.68%) ES6
16 3 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 111 (25.34%) Degree
2 8 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.46%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (10.50%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (5.25%) Docker
2 4 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (0.91%) Rundeck
1 4 (0.91%) Wonderware InTouch
2 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.23%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 56 (12.79%) Oracle
2 47 (10.73%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.65%) webMethods
4 11 (2.51%) Google
4 11 (2.51%) IBM
4 11 (2.51%) WSO2
5 8 (1.83%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.14%) MuleSoft
6 5 (1.14%) Software AG
6 5 (1.14%) TIBCO
7 4 (0.91%) Twitter
7 4 (0.91%) VMware
7 4 (0.91%) Wonderware
8 3 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.68%) Sencha
9 2 (0.46%) SAP
10 1 (0.23%) Progress
10 1 (0.23%) Sage
10 1 (0.23%) Telerik
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