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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 64 53 59
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 255 289 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.48% 4.14% 4.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.67% 4.39% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 232 268 284
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
6940 6583 7183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.72% 94.24% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5629 5655 6234
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -4 145 £37,500 +15.38% 29
Cheshire -3 71 £30,000 -11.76% 11
Lancashire +2 27 £38,500 +28.33% 9
Merseyside -23 11 £35,000 +16.66% 7
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 435 (72.26%) .NET
2 432 (71.76%) C#
3 332 (55.15%) SQL Server
4 263 (43.69%) ASP.NET
5 237 (39.37%) SQL
6 198 (32.89%) HTML
6 198 (32.89%) JavaScript
7 171 (28.41%) CSS
8 161 (26.74%) WCF
9 153 (25.42%) VB.NET
10 132 (21.93%) MVC
11 130 (21.59%) Windows
12 117 (19.44%) OO
12 117 (19.44%) Microsoft
13 116 (19.27%) jQuery
14 110 (18.27%) SQL Server 2008
15 106 (17.61%) Degree
16 102 (16.94%) Software Engineering
17 99 (16.45%) .NET Framework
18 95 (15.78%) Finance
19 94 (15.61%) T-SQL
20 93 (15.45%) Web Services
20 93 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
21 92 (15.28%) OOD
22 84 (13.95%) Java
23 82 (13.62%) TDD
24 81 (13.46%) Unit Testing
25 79 (13.12%) MS Excel
26 74 (12.29%) XML
27 72 (11.96%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 32 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.32%) IIS
3 15 (2.49%) SAS
4 7 (1.16%) Apache
4 7 (1.16%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.83%) Drupal
5 5 (0.83%) Lync
5 5 (0.83%) Node.js
5 5 (0.83%) NServiceBus
5 5 (0.83%) CMS
6 4 (0.66%) Confluence
6 4 (0.66%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.50%) nginx
7 3 (0.50%) uWSGI
8 2 (0.33%) WordPress
8 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.17%) Zimbra
9 1 (0.17%) Mule
9 1 (0.17%) WorkSite
Applications
1 79 (13.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.17%) MS Project
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.17%) PaaS
3 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.83%) Internet
2 7 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (1.16%) HTTP
3 5 (0.83%) SSL
4 4 (0.66%) Intranet
5 3 (0.50%) Wireless
6 2 (0.33%) AMQP
6 2 (0.33%) GPRS
6 2 (0.33%) UMTS
7 1 (0.17%) WAN
7 1 (0.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (55.15%) SQL Server
2 110 (18.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (10.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 55 (9.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (5.98%) MySQL
6 29 (4.82%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.16%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.66%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.50%) DTS
14 3 (0.50%) MS Access
15 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 72 (11.96%) Visual Studio
2 47 (7.81%) NUnit
3 38 (6.31%) Moq
4 36 (5.98%) Subversion
5 27 (4.49%) Git (software)
5 27 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (4.32%) Mercurial
7 12 (1.99%) SpecFlow
7 12 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (1.83%) JIRA
9 10 (1.66%) ReSharper
9 10 (1.66%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.16%) JUnit
10 7 (1.16%) Maven
11 6 (1.00%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.33%) Selenium
13 2 (0.33%) Gradle
13 2 (0.33%) StyleCop
13 2 (0.33%) MSTest
General
1 95 (15.78%) Finance
2 41 (6.81%) Games
3 32 (5.32%) Retail
4 20 (3.32%) Automotive
5 13 (2.16%) Marketing
6 12 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.66%) Billing
8 9 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.83%) Banking
10 5 (0.83%) Legal
11 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 435 (72.26%) .NET
2 263 (43.69%) ASP.NET
3 198 (32.89%) HTML
4 171 (28.41%) CSS
5 161 (26.74%) WCF
6 116 (19.27%) jQuery
7 99 (16.45%) .NET Framework
8 93 (15.45%) Web Services
9 74 (12.29%) XML
10 70 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 68 (11.30%) LINQ
12 60 (9.97%) WPF
13 59 (9.80%) WinForms
14 53 (8.80%) SOAP
15 49 (8.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 42 (6.98%) HTML5
17 38 (6.31%) ADO.NET
18 25 (4.15%) Silverlight
19 23 (3.82%) Ajax
19 23 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.81%) Computer Science
2 29 (4.82%) Mathematics
3 28 (4.65%) Physics
4 25 (4.15%) 3D Graphics
5 18 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 18 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.82%) NHS
7 16 (2.66%) N-Tier
8 12 (1.99%) Informatics
9 9 (1.50%) SystemC
10 8 (1.33%) Animation
11 6 (1.00%) PDA
11 6 (1.00%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.00%) Xbox
11 6 (1.00%) iPhone
11 6 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
12 5 (0.83%) CUDA
12 5 (0.83%) iSeries
12 5 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.83%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 130 (21.59%) Windows
2 52 (8.64%) Linux
3 25 (4.15%) Android
4 22 (3.65%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.82%) UNIX
6 12 (1.99%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.00%) Windows CE
8 6 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (21.93%) MVC
2 117 (19.44%) OO
3 102 (16.94%) Software Engineering
4 93 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (15.28%) OOD
6 82 (13.62%) TDD
7 81 (13.46%) Unit Testing
8 49 (8.14%) SOA
8 49 (8.14%) Project Management
9 43 (7.14%) Scrum
10 41 (6.81%) Requirements Analysis
11 37 (6.15%) Web Development
12 33 (5.48%) MVVM
13 28 (4.65%) CRM
13 28 (4.65%) OOP
14 24 (3.99%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (3.65%) E-Commerce
16 18 (2.99%) iOS Development
17 17 (2.82%) BDD
18 16 (2.66%) UML
Programming Languages
1 432 (71.76%) C#
2 237 (39.37%) SQL
3 198 (32.89%) JavaScript
4 153 (25.42%) VB.NET
5 94 (15.61%) T-SQL
6 84 (13.95%) Java
7 61 (10.13%) C++
8 49 (8.14%) PHP
9 31 (5.15%) Python
10 30 (4.98%) C
11 25 (4.15%) VB
12 23 (3.82%) Ruby
13 22 (3.65%) Perl
14 13 (2.16%) Delphi
14 13 (2.16%) VB6
15 9 (1.50%) Prolog
16 8 (1.33%) XPath
17 7 (1.16%) PHP5
17 7 (1.16%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.16%) Ada
Qualifications
1 106 (17.61%) Degree
2 14 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.99%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.00%) MCP
5 5 (0.83%) CCNP
5 5 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.33%) MCTS
8 1 (0.17%) MCSD
8 1 (0.17%) MCSE
8 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.33%) QA
2 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 117 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.65%) Oracle
3 18 (2.99%) Sencha
4 9 (1.50%) Wonderware
4 9 (1.50%) Zend
4 9 (1.50%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.16%) BT
5 7 (1.16%) Google
6 6 (1.00%) Sony
7 5 (0.83%) Embarcadero
7 5 (0.83%) Siemens
8 4 (0.66%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.50%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.50%) Rackspace
9 3 (0.50%) Telerik
10 2 (0.33%) VMware
10 2 (0.33%) SAP
10 2 (0.33%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.17%) Ektron
11 1 (0.17%) Xamarin
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