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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 92 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 189 270 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.88% 3.79% 4.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 4.00% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 161 246 285
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +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
6257 6755 6934
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.29% 94.91% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5100 5470 5930
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 £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -27 106 £38,500 +2.66% 27
Cheshire -22 44 £35,000 -6.66% 11
Lancashire -5 21 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Merseyside +15 18 £30,000 -14.28% 6
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 280 (71.43%) .NET
2 264 (67.35%) C#
3 197 (50.26%) SQL Server
4 172 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
5 150 (38.27%) ASP.NET
6 148 (37.76%) JavaScript
7 138 (35.20%) SQL
8 129 (32.91%) HTML
9 121 (30.87%) Microsoft
10 117 (29.85%) MVC
11 108 (27.55%) Web Services
12 107 (27.30%) XML
13 104 (26.53%) Windows
14 101 (25.77%) CSS
15 99 (25.26%) Degree
16 93 (23.72%) WCF
17 84 (21.43%) TDD
18 79 (20.15%) Visual Studio
19 77 (19.64%) jQuery
20 76 (19.39%) SOAP
20 76 (19.39%) .NET Framework
21 73 (18.62%) Java
22 71 (18.11%) Finance
23 68 (17.35%) WPF
24 67 (17.09%) Software Engineering
25 60 (15.31%) Analytical Skills
26 58 (14.80%) REST
26 58 (14.80%) VB.NET
27 57 (14.54%) LINQ
27 57 (14.54%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 19 (4.85%) IIS
1 19 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.04%) Apache
3 7 (1.79%) CMS
3 7 (1.79%) JBoss
4 5 (1.28%) Node.js
5 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.77%) WordPress
5 3 (0.77%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 46 (11.73%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.06%) MS Project
2 12 (3.06%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 45 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.55%) Internet
2 3 (0.77%) FTP
3 2 (0.51%) Network Security
3 2 (0.51%) HTTP
3 2 (0.51%) SMS
4 1 (0.26%) LDAP
4 1 (0.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (50.26%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (5.36%) MySQL
4 13 (3.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (3.32%) MongoDB
5 12 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.30%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.30%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.53%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.77%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.26%) EDRMS
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 79 (20.15%) Visual Studio
2 50 (12.76%) Git (software)
3 38 (9.69%) NUnit
4 33 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (4.34%) Subversion
5 17 (4.34%) Selenium
6 14 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.81%) JUnit
8 9 (2.30%) Maven
8 9 (2.30%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.79%) Ant
9 7 (1.79%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.53%) Hudson
10 6 (1.53%) Moq
11 5 (1.28%) ReSharper
12 4 (1.02%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (1.02%) Xcode
13 3 (0.77%) JIRA
13 3 (0.77%) WinDbg
General
1 71 (18.11%) Finance
2 30 (7.65%) Retail
3 19 (4.85%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.83%) Games
5 12 (3.06%) Back Office
6 11 (2.81%) Banking
7 8 (2.04%) Law
8 6 (1.53%) Automotive
8 6 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.02%) Marketing
10 2 (0.51%) Electronics
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (71.43%) .NET
2 150 (38.27%) ASP.NET
3 129 (32.91%) HTML
4 108 (27.55%) Web Services
5 107 (27.30%) XML
6 101 (25.77%) CSS
7 93 (23.72%) WCF
8 77 (19.64%) jQuery
9 76 (19.39%) SOAP
9 76 (19.39%) .NET Framework
10 68 (17.35%) WPF
11 58 (14.80%) REST
12 57 (14.54%) LINQ
13 47 (11.99%) HTML5
14 46 (11.73%) ASP.NET MVC
15 39 (9.95%) WinForms
15 39 (9.95%) Entity Framework
16 38 (9.69%) Ajax
17 31 (7.91%) MSMQ
18 29 (7.40%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (15.31%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 31 (7.91%) N-Tier
4 24 (6.12%) Mobile App
5 17 (4.34%) Mathematics
6 14 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
7 11 (2.81%) User Experience
8 9 (2.30%) NHS
8 9 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.79%) Physics
10 6 (1.53%) Animation
11 5 (1.28%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (1.28%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.28%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.02%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.02%) Social Media
12 4 (1.02%) W3C
12 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.02%) Cryptography
13 3 (0.77%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 104 (26.53%) Windows
2 43 (10.97%) Linux
3 26 (6.63%) Android
3 26 (6.63%) Apple iOS
4 13 (3.32%) Windows Phone
4 13 (3.32%) Windows Phone 7
5 8 (2.04%) UNIX
6 7 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (1.02%) HPUX
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.77%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.26%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (29.85%) MVC
3 84 (21.43%) TDD
4 67 (17.09%) Software Engineering
5 57 (14.54%) SDLC
6 56 (14.29%) OO
7 50 (12.76%) UML
8 46 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (11.48%) Scrum
10 41 (10.46%) Unit Testing
11 28 (7.14%) MVVM
12 25 (6.38%) Web Development
13 22 (5.61%) Mobile Development
14 21 (5.36%) BDD
15 20 (5.10%) Dependency Injection
16 18 (4.59%) OOD
17 17 (4.34%) OOP
17 17 (4.34%) Software Testing
18 16 (4.08%) Project Management
19 15 (3.83%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 264 (67.35%) C#
2 148 (37.76%) JavaScript
3 138 (35.20%) SQL
4 73 (18.62%) Java
5 58 (14.80%) VB.NET
6 54 (13.78%) C++
6 54 (13.78%) PHP
7 39 (9.95%) VBA
8 31 (7.91%) C
9 24 (6.12%) T-SQL
10 20 (5.10%) VB
11 10 (2.55%) Python
11 10 (2.55%) Ruby
12 8 (2.04%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.53%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.53%) Perl
14 5 (1.28%) VB6
15 2 (0.51%) PHP5
15 2 (0.51%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.51%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 99 (25.26%) Degree
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.26%) Sun Certification
2 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.87%) QA
2 6 (1.53%) SLA
3 5 (1.28%) HL7
4 4 (1.02%) DICOM
4 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (1.02%) Puppet
2 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 121 (30.87%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.16%) Oracle
3 16 (4.08%) Apple
4 11 (2.81%) Capita
5 8 (2.04%) Google
6 5 (1.28%) Zend
7 4 (1.02%) InterSystems
8 3 (0.77%) Facebook
8 3 (0.77%) Twitter
8 3 (0.77%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.51%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.26%) Perforce
10 1 (0.26%) RedDot
10 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.26%) HP
10 1 (0.26%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.26%) EPiServer
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