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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 59 90 74
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 261 205 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.34% 3.07% 3.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.45% 3.17% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 252 180 243
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,300 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
5859 6474 7141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.36% 96.92% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4911 5378 5742
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +28 172 £40,000 +6.66% 27
Cheshire +45 59 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Lancashire +4 20 £45,000 +38.46% 8
Merseyside -22 10 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 309 (65.88%) .NET
2 279 (59.49%) C#
3 241 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
4 236 (50.32%) JavaScript
5 222 (47.33%) SQL Server
6 197 (42.00%) SQL
7 173 (36.89%) CSS
8 159 (33.90%) ASP.NET
9 151 (32.20%) HTML
10 130 (27.72%) MVC
11 128 (27.29%) Java
12 119 (25.37%) Software Engineering
13 98 (20.90%) Degree
14 89 (18.98%) jQuery
15 82 (17.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 77 (16.42%) Finance
17 76 (16.20%) .NET Framework
18 74 (15.78%) PHP
19 69 (14.71%) Web Development
20 68 (14.50%) Computer Science
21 62 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
22 60 (12.79%) AngularJS
22 60 (12.79%) T-SQL
23 59 (12.58%) TDD
24 56 (11.94%) Microsoft
24 56 (11.94%) HTML5
25 52 (11.09%) Windows
25 52 (11.09%) JIRA
26 51 (10.87%) WCF
27 49 (10.45%) Scrum

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 22 (4.69%) Tomcat
2 12 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.71%) WordPress
4 7 (1.49%) JBoss
5 6 (1.28%) Drupal
5 6 (1.28%) IIS
5 6 (1.28%) nginx
6 4 (0.85%) CMS
7 3 (0.64%) Confluence
7 3 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.21%) Apache
9 1 (0.21%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.21%) Mule
9 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.07%) GitHub
4 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.43%) IaaS
4 2 (0.43%) PaaS
4 2 (0.43%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.84%) Internet
2 12 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.64%) AMQP
4 2 (0.43%) 802.11
4 2 (0.43%) HTTP
4 2 (0.43%) Intranet
4 2 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.43%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.43%) Wireless
5 1 (0.21%) Network Security
5 1 (0.21%) Skype
5 1 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (47.33%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.76%) MySQL
3 20 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (3.41%) NoSQL
7 15 (3.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 15 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.49%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.07%) Big Data
10 4 (0.85%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.43%) DocumentDB
11 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 62 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 52 (11.09%) JIRA
3 49 (10.45%) Git (software)
4 48 (10.23%) Selenium
5 42 (8.96%) Visual Studio
6 23 (4.90%) Jenkins
7 22 (4.69%) Subversion
8 20 (4.26%) NUnit
9 19 (4.05%) SpecFlow
10 15 (3.20%) MSTest
11 9 (1.92%) Maven
11 9 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (1.71%) AccuRev
12 8 (1.71%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.49%) Gradle
13 7 (1.49%) Jasmine
14 6 (1.28%) Dreamweaver
14 6 (1.28%) JMeter
14 6 (1.28%) JUnit
15 3 (0.64%) IntelliJ
General
1 77 (16.42%) Finance
2 29 (6.18%) Games
3 24 (5.12%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.35%) Back Office
5 10 (2.13%) Aerospace
5 10 (2.13%) Banking
6 9 (1.92%) Retail
7 8 (1.71%) Multimedia
8 7 (1.49%) Marketing
9 6 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.28%) Publishing
10 5 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.85%) Legal
12 2 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.43%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (65.88%) .NET
2 173 (36.89%) CSS
3 159 (33.90%) ASP.NET
4 151 (32.20%) HTML
5 89 (18.98%) jQuery
6 82 (17.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 76 (16.20%) .NET Framework
8 60 (12.79%) AngularJS
9 56 (11.94%) HTML5
10 51 (10.87%) WCF
11 46 (9.81%) Spring
11 46 (9.81%) WPF
12 42 (8.96%) Entity Framework
12 42 (8.96%) Node.js
12 42 (8.96%) Web Services
13 38 (8.10%) WinForms
14 36 (7.68%) CSS3
15 35 (7.46%) XML
16 33 (7.04%) Java EE
17 30 (6.40%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 68 (14.50%) Computer Science
2 36 (7.68%) Mathematics
3 30 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.54%) iPad
5 17 (3.62%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.41%) User Experience
7 15 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.71%) e-Learning
8 8 (1.71%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.28%) Learning Management System
9 6 (1.28%) Online Games
10 5 (1.07%) Clustering
10 5 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.07%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.07%) Replication
10 5 (1.07%) Xbox
11 4 (0.85%) LIMS
12 3 (0.64%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.64%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.09%) Windows
2 49 (10.45%) Linux
3 12 (2.56%) Android
4 9 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.28%) Unix
6 2 (0.43%) OpenWrt
6 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.21%) CentOS
7 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (27.72%) MVC
3 119 (25.37%) Software Engineering
4 69 (14.71%) Web Development
5 59 (12.58%) TDD
6 49 (10.45%) Scrum
7 44 (9.38%) SDLC
8 42 (8.96%) BDD
9 39 (8.32%) OO
9 39 (8.32%) Unit Testing
10 38 (8.10%) Waterfall
11 36 (7.68%) Continuous Improvement
11 36 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (7.25%) E-Commerce
13 33 (7.04%) Mentoring
14 31 (6.61%) DevOps
15 23 (4.90%) Open Source
16 22 (4.69%) Kanban
17 20 (4.26%) Continuous Delivery
17 20 (4.26%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 279 (59.49%) C#
2 236 (50.32%) JavaScript
3 197 (42.00%) SQL
4 128 (27.29%) Java
5 74 (15.78%) PHP
6 60 (12.79%) T-SQL
7 38 (8.10%) C++
8 32 (6.82%) VB.NET
9 28 (5.97%) C
10 18 (3.84%) Ruby
11 15 (3.20%) Python
12 12 (2.56%) Embedded C
13 10 (2.13%) PHP 5
13 10 (2.13%) VBA
14 9 (1.92%) VB
15 7 (1.49%) TypeScript
16 6 (1.28%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.28%) Scala
17 4 (0.85%) Perl
18 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 98 (20.90%) Degree
2 10 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.07%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.64%) HND
5 3 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.71%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (1.92%) Docker
2 6 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.21%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 56 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 49 (10.45%) Oracle
3 7 (1.49%) Sencha
4 2 (0.43%) Cisco
4 2 (0.43%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (0.43%) SAP
5 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.21%) Progress
5 1 (0.21%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.21%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.21%) Sun
5 1 (0.21%) Sybase
5 1 (0.21%) Xamarin
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Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: 30,000-35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
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Salary: 25,000-45,000 + Contributory Pension + Personal Training Budget.
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Salary: 40,000 - 65,000 plus excellent benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £0.00 per annum
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonuses
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Bonuses & Benefits
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
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