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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 78 52 57
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 230 320 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.06% 4.75% 4.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 5.03% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 211 301 295
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,700 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £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
7088 6357 7020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.36% 94.35% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5984 5447 6026
Average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
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 £38,000
% 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 20 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 20 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 -33 131 £37,500 +7.14% 34
Cheshire -39 50 £29,500 -14.49% 11
Lancashire +6 31 £40,000 +39.13% 5
Merseyside +1 14 £38,000 +26.66% 7
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 372 (72.66%) .NET
2 366 (71.48%) C#
3 273 (53.32%) SQL Server
4 228 (44.53%) ASP.NET
5 194 (37.89%) SQL
6 188 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
7 185 (36.13%) HTML
8 179 (34.96%) JavaScript
9 161 (31.45%) CSS
10 135 (26.37%) WCF
11 134 (26.17%) MVC
12 117 (22.85%) Microsoft
13 110 (21.48%) jQuery
14 109 (21.29%) VB.NET
14 109 (21.29%) OO
15 108 (21.09%) .NET Framework
16 101 (19.73%) Windows
17 94 (18.36%) Degree
18 91 (17.77%) SQL Server 2008
19 89 (17.38%) Web Services
19 89 (17.38%) Software Engineering
20 87 (16.99%) OOD
21 84 (16.41%) T-SQL
22 76 (14.84%) Java
22 76 (14.84%) Finance
23 72 (14.06%) Visual Studio
24 70 (13.67%) XML
25 63 (12.30%) MS Excel
26 61 (11.91%) SOAP
26 61 (11.91%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 27 (5.27%) IIS
2 20 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.37%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.37%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.98%) SAS
4 5 (0.98%) Lync
5 4 (0.78%) Node.js
5 4 (0.78%) NServiceBus
5 4 (0.78%) Confluence
5 4 (0.78%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.59%) CMS
6 3 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.59%) nginx
6 3 (0.59%) Apache
6 3 (0.59%) uWSGI
7 2 (0.39%) WordPress
7 2 (0.39%) Drupal
8 1 (0.20%) Mule
8 1 (0.20%) Zimbra
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 63 (12.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.98%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.39%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) PaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.54%) Internet
2 7 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (1.37%) HTTP
3 2 (0.39%) SSL
3 2 (0.39%) Intranet
3 2 (0.39%) AMQP
4 1 (0.20%) WAN
4 1 (0.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (53.32%) SQL Server
2 91 (17.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (11.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 47 (9.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (5.66%) MySQL
6 26 (5.08%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (0.98%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.78%) MS Access
12 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.39%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.39%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (14.06%) Visual Studio
2 38 (7.42%) Subversion
3 33 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 29 (5.66%) NUnit
5 25 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (4.69%) Moq
7 14 (2.73%) Mercurial
8 12 (2.34%) JIRA
9 11 (2.15%) JUnit
10 9 (1.76%) Maven
11 6 (1.17%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.78%) Xcode
12 4 (0.78%) Firebug
12 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.39%) Selenium
14 2 (0.39%) StyleCop
14 2 (0.39%) MSTest
14 2 (0.39%) NDepend
General
1 76 (14.84%) Finance
2 34 (6.64%) Games
3 30 (5.86%) Retail
4 20 (3.91%) Automotive
5 12 (2.34%) Marketing
6 9 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.37%) Billing
8 6 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.98%) Banking
9 5 (0.98%) Law
10 4 (0.78%) Legal
11 3 (0.59%) Advertising
12 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 372 (72.66%) .NET
2 228 (44.53%) ASP.NET
3 185 (36.13%) HTML
4 161 (31.45%) CSS
5 135 (26.37%) WCF
6 110 (21.48%) jQuery
7 108 (21.09%) .NET Framework
8 89 (17.38%) Web Services
9 70 (13.67%) XML
10 61 (11.91%) SOAP
11 59 (11.52%) LINQ
12 55 (10.74%) WPF
13 52 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
14 48 (9.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 44 (8.59%) HTML5
16 41 (8.01%) ADO.NET
17 40 (7.81%) WinForms
18 31 (6.05%) Ajax
19 22 (4.30%) JSON
20 20 (3.91%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.23%) Computer Science
2 25 (4.88%) Mathematics
3 24 (4.69%) Physics
4 23 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (4.10%) 3D Graphics
6 17 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.13%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.34%) User Experience
9 11 (2.15%) Informatics
9 11 (2.15%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.95%) NHS
11 9 (1.76%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.17%) Xbox
12 6 (1.17%) iPhone
13 5 (0.98%) iSeries
13 5 (0.98%) CUDA
13 5 (0.98%) PDA
13 5 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.78%) Mobile Games
14 4 (0.78%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 101 (19.73%) Windows
2 41 (8.01%) Linux
3 20 (3.91%) Android
4 19 (3.71%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.37%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.17%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.78%) UNIX
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (26.17%) MVC
3 109 (21.29%) OO
4 89 (17.38%) Software Engineering
5 87 (16.99%) OOD
6 59 (11.52%) TDD
7 57 (11.13%) Unit Testing
8 53 (10.35%) SOA
9 49 (9.57%) Mentoring
10 48 (9.38%) Project Management
11 44 (8.59%) Web Development
12 37 (7.23%) Requirements Analysis
12 37 (7.23%) Scrum
13 27 (5.27%) E-Commerce
14 26 (5.08%) OOP
15 23 (4.49%) Multithreading
16 21 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (4.10%) MVVM
16 21 (4.10%) UML
17 19 (3.71%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 366 (71.48%) C#
2 194 (37.89%) SQL
3 179 (34.96%) JavaScript
4 109 (21.29%) VB.NET
5 84 (16.41%) T-SQL
6 76 (14.84%) Java
7 61 (11.91%) C++
8 45 (8.79%) PHP
9 25 (4.88%) VB
9 25 (4.88%) Python
10 17 (3.32%) C
10 17 (3.32%) Ruby
11 16 (3.13%) VB6
12 14 (2.73%) Delphi
13 10 (1.95%) Perl
14 9 (1.76%) PHP5
15 8 (1.56%) XPath
15 8 (1.56%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.37%) Ada
16 7 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (18.36%) Degree
2 11 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.76%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.56%) MCP
5 5 (0.98%) CCNP
5 5 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.39%) MCTS
6 2 (0.39%) MCSE
7 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) MCPD
7 1 (0.20%) MCSD
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.15%) QA
2 5 (0.98%) SLA
3 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 117 (22.85%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.86%) Oracle
3 10 (1.95%) Embarcadero
3 10 (1.95%) Wonderware
3 10 (1.95%) Zend
4 9 (1.76%) Red Hat
4 9 (1.76%) Google
5 7 (1.37%) BT
6 6 (1.17%) Sony
6 6 (1.17%) Siemens
6 6 (1.17%) Sencha
7 4 (0.78%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.78%) Sitecore
7 4 (0.78%) SAP
7 4 (0.78%) Apple
8 3 (0.59%) Telerik
8 3 (0.59%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.39%) Twitter
9 2 (0.39%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.39%) Capita
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