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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 102 46 52
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 162 333 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.66% 4.87% 4.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 5.11% 4.86%
Number of salaries quoted 133 293 292
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
5796 6511 6833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.08% 95.22% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4649 5266 5785
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -54 89 £40,000 +14.28% 27
Cheshire -16 49 £36,250 -3.33% 11
Lancashire -14 14 £33,000 -1.49% 11
Merseyside +2 7 £34,000 -9.33% 5
Cumbria - 2 £19,000 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 275 (69.44%) .NET
2 266 (67.17%) C#
3 220 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 165 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 164 (41.41%) ASP.NET
6 126 (31.82%) JavaScript
7 122 (30.81%) SQL
8 112 (28.28%) Microsoft
9 110 (27.78%) HTML
10 109 (27.53%) Degree
11 107 (27.02%) MVC
12 97 (24.49%) Windows
13 87 (21.97%) XML
14 84 (21.21%) CSS
15 81 (20.45%) WCF
15 81 (20.45%) Web Services
16 78 (19.70%) Visual Studio
17 76 (19.19%) .NET Framework
18 74 (18.69%) Software Engineering
19 72 (18.18%) OO
20 70 (17.68%) TDD
21 64 (16.16%) VB.NET
22 63 (15.91%) Finance
23 61 (15.40%) jQuery
24 59 (14.90%) PHP
25 58 (14.65%) Java
26 55 (13.89%) WPF
27 54 (13.64%) SOAP
27 54 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
28 53 (13.38%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 17 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.28%) IIS
3 11 (2.78%) CMS
4 9 (2.27%) Apache
5 5 (1.26%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.76%) Joomla!
6 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.76%) Node.js
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 45 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.27%) MS Office
3 8 (2.02%) MS Project
3 8 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.29%) Network Security
2 10 (2.53%) Internet
3 4 (1.01%) HTTP
4 2 (0.51%) Intranet
4 2 (0.51%) FTP
5 1 (0.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.84%) MySQL
3 31 (7.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.26%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.26%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.01%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.25%) RavenDB
13 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 78 (19.70%) Visual Studio
2 49 (12.37%) Git (software)
3 37 (9.34%) NUnit
4 30 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (6.31%) Subversion
6 15 (3.79%) JUnit
7 12 (3.03%) Moq
8 9 (2.27%) SpecFlow
8 9 (2.27%) JIRA
9 8 (2.02%) Selenium
10 7 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.77%) ReSharper
10 7 (1.77%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.77%) Hudson
11 4 (1.01%) Xcode
12 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.51%) Firebug
13 2 (0.51%) ProC
14 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 1 (0.25%) Mercurial
General
1 63 (15.91%) Finance
2 27 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 27 (6.82%) Retail
3 18 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.03%) Games
5 11 (2.78%) Back Office
6 8 (2.02%) Banking
7 7 (1.77%) Automotive
8 5 (1.26%) Law
9 4 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.76%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (69.44%) .NET
2 164 (41.41%) ASP.NET
3 110 (27.78%) HTML
4 87 (21.97%) XML
5 84 (21.21%) CSS
6 81 (20.45%) Web Services
6 81 (20.45%) WCF
7 76 (19.19%) .NET Framework
8 61 (15.40%) jQuery
9 55 (13.89%) WPF
10 54 (13.64%) SOAP
11 52 (13.13%) LINQ
12 48 (12.12%) REST
13 42 (10.61%) ASP.NET MVC
14 39 (9.85%) HTML5
15 35 (8.84%) WinForms
16 27 (6.82%) MSMQ
17 25 (6.31%) Entity Framework
17 25 (6.31%) JSON
18 23 (5.81%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.09%) N-Tier
3 30 (7.58%) Computer Science
4 28 (7.07%) Mobile App
5 21 (5.30%) User Experience
6 19 (4.80%) Algorithms
7 16 (4.04%) Client/Server
8 15 (3.79%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.77%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.52%) Physics
11 5 (1.26%) NHS
11 5 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.26%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.01%) Informatics
12 4 (1.01%) W3C
12 4 (1.01%) Cryptography
13 3 (0.76%) Animation
13 3 (0.76%) 3D Graphics
13 3 (0.76%) Social Media
14 2 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 97 (24.49%) Windows
2 21 (5.30%) Android
2 21 (5.30%) Apple iOS
3 20 (5.05%) Linux
4 9 (2.27%) Windows Phone
4 9 (2.27%) Windows Phone 7
5 8 (2.02%) Windows Mobile
6 7 (1.77%) UNIX
7 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.25%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (27.02%) MVC
3 74 (18.69%) Software Engineering
4 72 (18.18%) OO
5 70 (17.68%) TDD
6 53 (13.38%) UML
7 47 (11.87%) Unit Testing
8 46 (11.62%) SDLC
9 34 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (8.33%) Project Management
11 30 (7.58%) OOD
12 29 (7.32%) Scrum
13 26 (6.57%) OOP
14 25 (6.31%) MVVM
15 17 (4.29%) Dependency Injection
15 17 (4.29%) Requirements Analysis
16 16 (4.04%) Web Development
16 16 (4.04%) Mentoring
17 14 (3.54%) Software Testing
18 13 (3.28%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 266 (67.17%) C#
2 126 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 122 (30.81%) SQL
4 64 (16.16%) VB.NET
5 59 (14.90%) PHP
6 58 (14.65%) Java
7 44 (11.11%) C++
8 33 (8.33%) VBA
9 21 (5.30%) C
9 21 (5.30%) VB
10 16 (4.04%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.53%) Python
12 8 (2.02%) Objective-C
12 8 (2.02%) PHP5
13 6 (1.52%) VB6
13 6 (1.52%) Ruby
14 5 (1.26%) Perl
15 4 (1.01%) Delphi
16 3 (0.76%) VBScript
17 2 (0.51%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 109 (27.53%) Degree
2 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.76%) MCTS
3 3 (0.76%) MCPD
3 3 (0.76%) MCP
3 3 (0.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.55%) QA
2 5 (1.26%) SLA
2 5 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) GAMP
4 1 (0.25%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 112 (28.28%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.31%) Oracle
3 12 (3.03%) Apple
4 9 (2.27%) Zend
5 5 (1.26%) Google
6 4 (1.01%) Capita
6 4 (1.01%) Epicor
7 3 (0.76%) Embarcadero
7 3 (0.76%) DevExpress
7 3 (0.76%) Facebook
7 3 (0.76%) Twitter
7 3 (0.76%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.51%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.25%) RedDot
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