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

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 73 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
-19 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 228 323 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.42% 4.62% 4.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 4.86% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 201 293 300
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% +10.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +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
6352 6641 6905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.29% 95.09% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5127 5410 5804
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 26 March 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 March 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 -6 171 £40,000 +14.28% 30
Cheshire -34 41 £41,250 +12.24% 15
Merseyside -9 9 £37,500 - 6
Lancashire -21 5 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 283 (68.69%) C#
2 277 (67.23%) .NET
3 222 (53.88%) SQL Server
4 186 (45.15%) ASP.NET
5 169 (41.02%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (33.74%) JavaScript
7 134 (32.52%) HTML
8 132 (32.04%) SQL
9 109 (26.46%) MVC
9 109 (26.46%) Degree
10 106 (25.73%) CSS
11 101 (24.51%) Windows
12 87 (21.12%) Software Engineering
13 85 (20.63%) Microsoft
14 84 (20.39%) OO
15 78 (18.93%) VB.NET
15 78 (18.93%) .NET Framework
16 76 (18.45%) XML
17 73 (17.72%) WCF
18 69 (16.75%) Java
19 67 (16.26%) jQuery
20 62 (15.05%) Visual Studio
20 62 (15.05%) TDD
21 61 (14.81%) Web Services
22 53 (12.86%) Git (software)
23 52 (12.62%) PHP
23 52 (12.62%) Project Management
23 52 (12.62%) Finance
24 51 (12.38%) Unit Testing
25 47 (11.41%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (5.34%) IIS
2 18 (4.37%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.18%) CMS
4 8 (1.94%) Apache
5 5 (1.21%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.73%) Joomla!
6 3 (0.73%) Node.js
7 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.21%) MS Office
3 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Magento
1 2 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.97%) SaaS
3 3 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.73%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.13%) Network Security
2 6 (1.46%) Internet
3 5 (1.21%) HTTP
4 2 (0.49%) Intranet
4 2 (0.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (53.88%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (8.98%) MySQL
4 25 (6.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (5.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (3.40%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.21%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.73%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.24%) RavenDB
13 1 (0.24%) MS Access
13 1 (0.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 62 (15.05%) Visual Studio
2 53 (12.86%) Git (software)
3 29 (7.04%) NUnit
3 29 (7.04%) Subversion
4 28 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (4.13%) JUnit
6 14 (3.40%) JIRA
7 13 (3.16%) Moq
8 12 (2.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (2.67%) Firebug
10 10 (2.43%) Xcode
11 9 (2.18%) SpecFlow
12 8 (1.94%) Selenium
12 8 (1.94%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.70%) ReSharper
13 7 (1.70%) Jenkins
13 7 (1.70%) Hudson
14 3 (0.73%) Maven
15 2 (0.49%) ProC
15 2 (0.49%) Ant
General
1 52 (12.62%) Finance
2 40 (9.71%) Retail
3 30 (7.28%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.64%) Law
5 12 (2.91%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.70%) Games
8 5 (1.21%) Automotive
9 4 (0.97%) Back Office
9 4 (0.97%) Advertising
10 3 (0.73%) Banking
10 3 (0.73%) Marketing
11 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (67.23%) .NET
2 186 (45.15%) ASP.NET
3 134 (32.52%) HTML
4 106 (25.73%) CSS
5 78 (18.93%) .NET Framework
6 76 (18.45%) XML
7 73 (17.72%) WCF
8 67 (16.26%) jQuery
9 61 (14.81%) Web Services
10 46 (11.17%) LINQ
11 45 (10.92%) WPF
12 43 (10.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 40 (9.71%) HTML5
14 34 (8.25%) SOAP
15 31 (7.52%) REST
16 27 (6.55%) WinForms
17 25 (6.07%) Ajax
18 24 (5.83%) JSON
19 20 (4.85%) AngularJS
19 20 (4.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.01%) Mobile App
3 25 (6.07%) Computer Science
4 23 (5.58%) User Experience
5 19 (4.61%) N-Tier
6 18 (4.37%) Algorithms
7 16 (3.88%) Client/Server
8 12 (2.91%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.70%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.70%) Physics
10 6 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.21%) NHS
12 4 (0.97%) 3D Graphics
12 4 (0.97%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.97%) Informatics
13 3 (0.73%) Animation
14 2 (0.49%) SCORM
14 2 (0.49%) STB
14 2 (0.49%) W3C
14 2 (0.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 101 (24.51%) Windows
2 25 (6.07%) Linux
3 18 (4.37%) Android
3 18 (4.37%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.43%) Windows Mobile
5 6 (1.46%) Windows Phone
6 5 (1.21%) UNIX
7 3 (0.73%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (41.02%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (26.46%) MVC
3 87 (21.12%) Software Engineering
4 84 (20.39%) OO
5 62 (15.05%) TDD
6 52 (12.62%) Project Management
7 51 (12.38%) Unit Testing
8 47 (11.41%) UML
9 37 (8.98%) OOP
10 29 (7.04%) OOD
10 29 (7.04%) Scrum
10 29 (7.04%) Requirements Analysis
11 28 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (4.61%) SOA
12 19 (4.61%) E-Commerce
13 13 (3.16%) MVVM
13 13 (3.16%) Mobile Application Development
13 13 (3.16%) Android Development
13 13 (3.16%) iOS Development
14 12 (2.91%) CRUD
Programming Languages
1 283 (68.69%) C#
2 139 (33.74%) JavaScript
3 132 (32.04%) SQL
4 78 (18.93%) VB.NET
5 69 (16.75%) Java
6 52 (12.62%) PHP
7 44 (10.68%) C++
8 26 (6.31%) T-SQL
9 25 (6.07%) C
10 23 (5.58%) VBA
11 19 (4.61%) VB
12 14 (3.40%) Objective-C
13 13 (3.16%) Python
14 12 (2.91%) PHP5
15 8 (1.94%) VB6
16 7 (1.70%) Perl
17 6 (1.46%) Delphi
17 6 (1.46%) XAML
18 5 (1.21%) Ruby
19 4 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 109 (26.46%) Degree
2 4 (0.97%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.73%) MCTS
3 3 (0.73%) MCPD
3 3 (0.73%) MCP
3 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.37%) QA
2 5 (1.21%) SLA
2 5 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) GAMP
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
Vendors
1 85 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.55%) Oracle
3 11 (2.67%) Google
4 10 (2.43%) Zend
5 9 (2.18%) Epicor
6 6 (1.46%) Apple
6 6 (1.46%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.21%) Embarcadero
8 3 (0.73%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.49%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.49%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.49%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.24%) RedDot
10 1 (0.24%) Sybase
10 1 (0.24%) SAP
10 1 (0.24%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.24%) Twitter
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