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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 49 100 82
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 309 188 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.89% 2.82% 3.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.05% 2.92% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 293 162 222
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 £30,000 £25,650 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
6113 6444 7105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.72% 96.57% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5145 5361 5893
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 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +38 198 £40,000 +14.28% 23
Cheshire +70 72 £40,000 +14.28% 14
Lancashire +20 26 £50,300 +49.03% 2
Merseyside -28 10 £33,750 +12.50% 3
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 337 (66.21%) .NET
2 321 (63.06%) C#
3 266 (52.26%) Agile Software Development
4 260 (51.08%) JavaScript
5 250 (49.12%) SQL Server
6 224 (44.01%) SQL
7 208 (40.86%) CSS
8 179 (35.17%) ASP.NET
9 166 (32.61%) HTML
10 147 (28.88%) Software Engineering
11 143 (28.09%) MVC
12 128 (25.15%) Java
13 98 (19.25%) Finance
14 97 (19.06%) jQuery
15 95 (18.66%) Degree
16 88 (17.29%) ASP.NET MVC
17 84 (16.50%) AngularJS
18 81 (15.91%) .NET Framework
19 79 (15.52%) T-SQL
20 75 (14.73%) JIRA
21 72 (14.15%) Team Foundation Server
22 71 (13.95%) Web Development
23 70 (13.75%) TDD
24 68 (13.36%) Computer Science
25 66 (12.97%) SDLC
26 59 (11.59%) WCF
26 59 (11.59%) PHP
27 57 (11.20%) HTML5
28 54 (10.61%) Scrum
28 54 (10.61%) Spring

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 26 (5.11%) Tomcat
2 15 (2.95%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (1.57%) nginx
3 8 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.38%) JBoss
5 6 (1.18%) CMS
6 5 (0.98%) IIS
6 5 (0.98%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.98%) WordPress
7 4 (0.79%) Drupal
7 4 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.59%) Confluence
9 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.20%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.20%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.18%) GitHub
4 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.95%) Internet
2 12 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.59%) AMQP
3 3 (0.59%) Intranet
4 2 (0.39%) 802.11
4 2 (0.39%) HTTP
4 2 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.39%) Skype
4 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.39%) Wireless
5 1 (0.20%) Network Security
5 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (49.12%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.89%) MySQL
3 19 (3.73%) NoSQL
3 19 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.54%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (2.16%) Big Data
8 11 (2.16%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.79%) RavenDB
12 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.39%) DocumentDB
13 2 (0.39%) Power BI
14 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 75 (14.73%) JIRA
2 72 (14.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (9.82%) Git (software)
4 48 (9.43%) Selenium
5 39 (7.66%) Visual Studio
6 28 (5.50%) Subversion
7 26 (5.11%) Jenkins
8 23 (4.52%) NUnit
9 15 (2.95%) SpecFlow
10 13 (2.55%) MSTest
11 10 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (1.77%) AccuRev
13 8 (1.57%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.57%) Gradle
13 8 (1.57%) Maven
14 7 (1.38%) Jasmine
14 7 (1.38%) JMeter
14 7 (1.38%) JUnit
15 4 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
15 4 (0.79%) TestNG
General
1 98 (19.25%) Finance
2 26 (5.11%) Games
2 26 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.36%) Aerospace
4 10 (1.96%) Banking
5 9 (1.77%) Retail
6 8 (1.57%) Back Office
6 8 (1.57%) Legal
6 8 (1.57%) Marketing
7 6 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.18%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.79%) Advertising
8 4 (0.79%) Publishing
9 3 (0.59%) Law
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (66.21%) .NET
2 208 (40.86%) CSS
3 179 (35.17%) ASP.NET
4 166 (32.61%) HTML
5 97 (19.06%) jQuery
6 88 (17.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 84 (16.50%) AngularJS
8 81 (15.91%) .NET Framework
9 59 (11.59%) WCF
10 57 (11.20%) HTML5
11 54 (10.61%) Spring
12 45 (8.84%) WPF
13 44 (8.64%) Web Services
14 43 (8.45%) Node.js
15 39 (7.66%) Entity Framework
15 39 (7.66%) XML
16 37 (7.27%) CSS3
17 36 (7.07%) ASP.NET Web API
18 34 (6.68%) Java EE
19 32 (6.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.36%) Computer Science
2 41 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (7.07%) Mathematics
4 23 (4.52%) iPad
5 17 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (3.34%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.55%) User Experience
7 7 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.18%) e-Learning
8 6 (1.18%) Learning Management System
8 6 (1.18%) Xbox
9 4 (0.79%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.79%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.59%) Clustering
10 3 (0.59%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.59%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.59%) Kindle
10 3 (0.59%) Online Games
10 3 (0.59%) Replication
10 3 (0.59%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 51 (10.02%) Linux
2 50 (9.82%) Windows
3 10 (1.96%) Android
4 8 (1.57%) Unix
5 6 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.39%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (52.26%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (28.88%) Software Engineering
3 143 (28.09%) MVC
4 71 (13.95%) Web Development
5 70 (13.75%) TDD
6 66 (12.97%) SDLC
7 54 (10.61%) Scrum
8 53 (10.41%) Waterfall
9 47 (9.23%) BDD
10 38 (7.47%) Unit Testing
11 37 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (7.07%) E-Commerce
13 34 (6.68%) Continuous Improvement
13 34 (6.68%) OO
14 31 (6.09%) Mentoring
15 30 (5.89%) DevOps
16 24 (4.72%) Kanban
17 19 (3.73%) Cybersecurity
18 18 (3.54%) Continuous Delivery
19 17 (3.34%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 321 (63.06%) C#
2 260 (51.08%) JavaScript
3 224 (44.01%) SQL
4 128 (25.15%) Java
5 79 (15.52%) T-SQL
6 59 (11.59%) PHP
7 35 (6.88%) C++
7 35 (6.88%) VB.NET
8 25 (4.91%) C
9 17 (3.34%) Python
10 14 (2.75%) Ruby
11 13 (2.55%) PHP 5
12 12 (2.36%) Embedded C
13 10 (1.96%) VB
13 10 (1.96%) VBA
14 9 (1.77%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.38%) Scala
15 7 (1.38%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.98%) Perl
17 4 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 95 (18.66%) Degree
2 12 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.18%) DBS Check
5 4 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.59%) HND
7 1 (0.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.16%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) SDET
3 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (1.38%) Docker
2 4 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 53 (10.41%) Microsoft
1 53 (10.41%) Oracle
2 5 (0.98%) Sencha
2 5 (0.98%) Tableau
3 2 (0.39%) Cisco
3 2 (0.39%) IBM
3 2 (0.39%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (0.39%) SAP
3 2 (0.39%) Sybase
4 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.20%) Kofax
4 1 (0.20%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.20%) Software AG
4 1 (0.20%) Sun
4 1 (0.20%) Twitter
4 1 (0.20%) Xamarin
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership,
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Winsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: circa £35K + company benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Northenden, Manchester,
Woodman Recruitment Limited
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Northenden, Manchester,
Woodman Recruitment Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Northenden, Manchester,
Woodman Recruitment Limited
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago