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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 99 44 41
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 184 368 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.50% 5.42% 5.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.65% 5.68% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 166 342 425
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
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
6950 6476 7701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.34% 95.35% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5973 5486 6807
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -58 103 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Cheshire -36 42 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Lancashire -9 21 £30,000 -4.76% 3
Merseyside -4 14 £38,000 -15.55% 2
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 324 (74.14%) C#
1 324 (74.14%) .NET
2 265 (60.64%) SQL Server
3 218 (49.89%) ASP.NET
4 169 (38.67%) SQL
5 160 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
6 158 (36.16%) HTML
7 151 (34.55%) JavaScript
8 130 (29.75%) CSS
9 122 (27.92%) MVC
10 108 (24.71%) .NET Framework
11 101 (23.11%) OO
12 98 (22.43%) VB.NET
13 97 (22.20%) WCF
14 94 (21.51%) Microsoft
15 91 (20.82%) jQuery
16 90 (20.59%) Windows
17 79 (18.08%) Software Engineering
18 75 (17.16%) Degree
19 74 (16.93%) SQL Server 2008
20 72 (16.48%) Java
21 70 (16.02%) T-SQL
22 68 (15.56%) XML
22 68 (15.56%) Visual Studio
23 66 (15.10%) Web Services
24 63 (14.42%) OOD
25 59 (13.50%) SQL Server 2012
26 52 (11.90%) Project Management
26 52 (11.90%) WPF
27 47 (10.76%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 33 (7.55%) IIS
2 10 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.60%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.60%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.37%) Umbraco
5 4 (0.92%) Node.js
5 4 (0.92%) CMS
6 3 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.46%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.46%) Confluence
7 2 (0.46%) WordPress
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.23%) Zimbra
8 1 (0.23%) Mule
8 1 (0.23%) Drupal
8 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.23%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 47 (10.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Magento
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.92%) SaaS
3 3 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.69%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.46%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.29%) HTTP
2 6 (1.37%) Internet
3 3 (0.69%) Network Security
4 2 (0.46%) Intranet
5 1 (0.23%) AMQP
5 1 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (60.64%) SQL Server
2 74 (16.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (13.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (6.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (6.41%) MySQL
6 27 (6.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (4.12%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.92%) MS Access
11 4 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.46%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.23%) CorVu
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 68 (15.56%) Visual Studio
2 38 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 35 (8.01%) Subversion
4 26 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (4.58%) NUnit
6 18 (4.12%) JIRA
7 16 (3.66%) Moq
8 13 (2.97%) JUnit
9 11 (2.52%) Firebug
9 11 (2.52%) Maven
9 11 (2.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (1.37%) Xcode
11 4 (0.92%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.46%) Ant
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
13 1 (0.23%) NetBeans
13 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (9.84%) Finance
2 33 (7.55%) Retail
3 16 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.97%) Games
4 13 (2.97%) Law
5 9 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.60%) Marketing
7 4 (0.92%) Banking
8 3 (0.69%) Advertising
8 3 (0.69%) Legal
9 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.46%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (74.14%) .NET
2 218 (49.89%) ASP.NET
3 158 (36.16%) HTML
4 130 (29.75%) CSS
5 108 (24.71%) .NET Framework
6 97 (22.20%) WCF
7 91 (20.82%) jQuery
8 68 (15.56%) XML
9 66 (15.10%) Web Services
10 52 (11.90%) WPF
11 47 (10.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 42 (9.61%) SOAP
13 39 (8.92%) LINQ
14 38 (8.70%) WinForms
15 34 (7.78%) ADO.NET
16 33 (7.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 31 (7.09%) HTML5
18 30 (6.86%) Ajax
19 23 (5.26%) JSON
20 22 (5.03%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.18%) Computer Science
2 25 (5.72%) Mobile App
3 21 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (3.89%) User Experience
5 16 (3.66%) Mathematics
5 16 (3.66%) Physics
6 15 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.43%) N-Tier
7 14 (3.20%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.14%) NHS
8 5 (1.14%) PDA
8 5 (1.14%) Informatics
9 4 (0.92%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.92%) Social Network
9 4 (0.92%) Mobile Games
10 3 (0.69%) SCORM
10 3 (0.69%) Social Media
11 2 (0.46%) STB
11 2 (0.46%) iSeries
11 2 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 90 (20.59%) Windows
2 23 (5.26%) Linux
3 18 (4.12%) Android
4 14 (3.20%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.60%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.69%) UNIX
7 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (27.92%) MVC
3 101 (23.11%) OO
4 79 (18.08%) Software Engineering
5 63 (14.42%) OOD
6 52 (11.90%) Project Management
7 41 (9.38%) Unit Testing
8 32 (7.32%) Requirements Analysis
9 31 (7.09%) SOA
9 31 (7.09%) OOP
10 27 (6.18%) Web Development
11 26 (5.95%) Mentoring
12 24 (5.49%) E-Commerce
12 24 (5.49%) TDD
13 21 (4.81%) UML
14 19 (4.35%) Load Testing
14 19 (4.35%) Multithreading
15 18 (4.12%) Scrum
16 17 (3.89%) Parallel Computing
17 14 (3.20%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 324 (74.14%) C#
2 169 (38.67%) SQL
3 151 (34.55%) JavaScript
4 98 (22.43%) VB.NET
5 72 (16.48%) Java
6 70 (16.02%) T-SQL
7 39 (8.92%) PHP
8 33 (7.55%) C++
9 25 (5.72%) VB
10 21 (4.81%) VB6
11 14 (3.20%) PHP5
12 10 (2.29%) XPath
12 10 (2.29%) Delphi
13 8 (1.83%) C
13 8 (1.83%) Ruby
14 7 (1.60%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.60%) Python
15 6 (1.37%) Perl
15 6 (1.37%) XAML
15 6 (1.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 75 (17.16%) Degree
2 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.37%) MCP
4 5 (1.14%) MCTS
4 5 (1.14%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.92%) MCPD
6 2 (0.46%) MCSE
6 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) MCSD
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.75%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 94 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.95%) Oracle
3 10 (2.29%) Embarcadero
3 10 (2.29%) Red Hat
3 10 (2.29%) Google
3 10 (2.29%) Wonderware
4 9 (2.06%) Epicor
5 8 (1.83%) Zend
6 6 (1.37%) Apple
6 6 (1.37%) Siemens
7 5 (1.14%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.92%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.69%) SAP
10 2 (0.46%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.46%) Capita
10 2 (0.46%) Twitter
11 1 (0.23%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.23%) Eloqua
11 1 (0.23%) Lotus
11 1 (0.23%) EPiServer
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