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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 77 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 207 328 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.19% 4.62% 4.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.35% 4.84% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 185 287 305
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,200 £43,250 £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
6172 6782 7061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.23% 95.53% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4915 5486 5934
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 £24,690 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £54,500
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
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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 -14 137 £40,000 +14.28% 25
Cheshire -8 49 £42,500 +21.42% 20
Lancashire -9 10 £33,750 -15.62% 11
Merseyside -8 7 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Cumbria -6 2 £19,000 -36.66%
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 282 (68.95%) .NET
2 281 (68.70%) C#
3 222 (54.28%) SQL Server
4 181 (44.25%) ASP.NET
5 169 (41.32%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (33.99%) JavaScript
7 134 (32.76%) SQL
8 125 (30.56%) HTML
9 112 (27.38%) Degree
10 104 (25.43%) MVC
11 98 (23.96%) Windows
12 96 (23.47%) CSS
13 93 (22.74%) Microsoft
14 84 (20.54%) Software Engineering
15 81 (19.80%) XML
16 78 (19.07%) .NET Framework
17 77 (18.83%) OO
18 74 (18.09%) VB.NET
19 71 (17.36%) WCF
20 69 (16.87%) Web Services
21 66 (16.14%) Visual Studio
22 64 (15.65%) jQuery
23 62 (15.16%) Java
23 62 (15.16%) TDD
24 60 (14.67%) PHP
25 55 (13.45%) Finance
26 51 (12.47%) Git (software)
27 48 (11.74%) LINQ
27 48 (11.74%) Unit Testing
27 48 (11.74%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (4.89%) IIS
2 18 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.69%) CMS
4 9 (2.20%) Apache
5 5 (1.22%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.73%) Joomla!
6 3 (0.73%) Node.js
7 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (8.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.71%) MS Office
3 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.24%) Magento
2 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.98%) 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 (4.16%) Network Security
2 10 (2.44%) Internet
3 6 (1.47%) HTTP
4 2 (0.49%) Intranet
4 2 (0.49%) FTP
5 1 (0.24%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (54.28%) SQL Server
2 38 (9.29%) MySQL
3 32 (7.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.69%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.47%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.98%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.73%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.24%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 66 (16.14%) Visual Studio
2 51 (12.47%) Git (software)
3 31 (7.58%) Subversion
3 31 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (7.09%) NUnit
5 14 (3.42%) JIRA
5 14 (3.42%) JUnit
6 12 (2.93%) Moq
7 9 (2.20%) SpecFlow
8 8 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (1.96%) Selenium
9 7 (1.71%) Firebug
9 7 (1.71%) ReSharper
9 7 (1.71%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.71%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.71%) Hudson
10 6 (1.47%) Xcode
11 2 (0.49%) ProC
11 2 (0.49%) Maven
11 2 (0.49%) Ant
General
1 55 (13.45%) Finance
2 36 (8.80%) Retail
3 30 (7.33%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.40%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.69%) Law
6 10 (2.44%) Back Office
6 10 (2.44%) Games
7 8 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.47%) Banking
9 5 (1.22%) Automotive
10 4 (0.98%) Marketing
11 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.24%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (68.95%) .NET
2 181 (44.25%) ASP.NET
3 125 (30.56%) HTML
4 96 (23.47%) CSS
5 81 (19.80%) XML
6 78 (19.07%) .NET Framework
7 71 (17.36%) WCF
8 69 (16.87%) Web Services
9 64 (15.65%) jQuery
10 48 (11.74%) LINQ
11 44 (10.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 43 (10.51%) WPF
13 39 (9.54%) SOAP
14 37 (9.05%) HTML5
15 33 (8.07%) REST
15 33 (8.07%) WinForms
16 30 (7.33%) JSON
17 24 (5.87%) Ajax
18 21 (5.13%) AngularJS
19 18 (4.40%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.33%) Mobile App
3 28 (6.85%) Computer Science
4 27 (6.60%) N-Tier
5 22 (5.38%) User Experience
6 18 (4.40%) Algorithms
7 16 (3.91%) Client/Server
8 14 (3.42%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.47%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.22%) Physics
11 5 (1.22%) NHS
12 4 (0.98%) W3C
12 4 (0.98%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.98%) Informatics
13 3 (0.73%) Animation
13 3 (0.73%) 3D Graphics
14 2 (0.49%) Device Driver
14 2 (0.49%) SCORM
14 2 (0.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 98 (23.96%) Windows
2 22 (5.38%) Linux
3 16 (3.91%) Android
3 16 (3.91%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
5 6 (1.47%) UNIX
6 3 (0.73%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.73%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.24%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (41.32%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (25.43%) MVC
3 84 (20.54%) Software Engineering
4 77 (18.83%) OO
5 62 (15.16%) TDD
6 48 (11.74%) Unit Testing
7 47 (11.49%) UML
8 46 (11.25%) Project Management
9 31 (7.58%) Scrum
10 30 (7.33%) OOP
11 28 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (6.36%) OOD
13 24 (5.87%) Requirements Analysis
14 17 (4.16%) MVVM
15 16 (3.91%) SOA
15 16 (3.91%) Mentoring
16 14 (3.42%) E-Commerce
17 13 (3.18%) Mobile Development
18 11 (2.69%) Web Application Development
18 11 (2.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 281 (68.70%) C#
2 139 (33.99%) JavaScript
3 134 (32.76%) SQL
4 74 (18.09%) VB.NET
5 62 (15.16%) Java
6 60 (14.67%) PHP
7 48 (11.74%) C++
8 24 (5.87%) VBA
9 23 (5.62%) C
9 23 (5.62%) VB
10 22 (5.38%) T-SQL
11 13 (3.18%) Python
12 11 (2.69%) PHP5
13 10 (2.44%) Objective-C
14 9 (2.20%) VB6
15 7 (1.71%) Ruby
16 6 (1.47%) Perl
17 4 (0.98%) Delphi
18 3 (0.73%) VBScript
19 2 (0.49%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 112 (27.38%) Degree
2 5 (1.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.73%) MCTS
4 3 (0.73%) MCPD
4 3 (0.73%) MCP
5 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.40%) QA
2 5 (1.22%) SLA
2 5 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) GAMP
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 93 (22.74%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.09%) Oracle
3 10 (2.44%) Zend
4 8 (1.96%) Epicor
5 7 (1.71%) Google
6 6 (1.47%) Xamarin
7 4 (0.98%) Apple
8 3 (0.73%) Embarcadero
8 3 (0.73%) Capita
8 3 (0.73%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.49%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.49%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.24%) RedDot
10 1 (0.24%) Sybase
10 1 (0.24%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.24%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.24%) Facebook
10 1 (0.24%) Twitter
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