The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 56 54 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 324 324 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.51% 4.41% 6.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.74% 4.63% 6.36%
Number of salaries quoted 288 299 401
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6842 6993 6875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.24% 95.27% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5547 5863 6086
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Software Developer
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 186 £35,000 +7.69% 44
Cheshire +17 78 £35,000 +16.66% 16
Merseyside -6 30 £37,500 +20.96% 7
Lancashire -4 24 £40,000 +24.03% 1
Cumbria -1 1 £30,000 -24.05%
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 457 (69.98%) .NET
2 429 (65.70%) C#
3 344 (52.68%) SQL Server
4 320 (49.00%) ASP.NET
5 300 (45.94%) SQL
6 214 (32.77%) JavaScript
7 208 (31.85%) HTML
8 163 (24.96%) VB.NET
8 163 (24.96%) Windows
9 156 (23.89%) WCF
10 155 (23.74%) Microsoft
11 153 (23.43%) CSS
12 149 (22.82%) MVC
13 137 (20.98%) Java
14 123 (18.84%) OO
15 122 (18.68%) Software Engineering
16 121 (18.53%) jQuery
17 118 (18.07%) Finance
18 107 (16.39%) Degree
19 106 (16.23%) Unit Testing
20 101 (15.47%) ASP.NET MVC
21 94 (14.40%) WinForms
22 92 (14.09%) XML
23 91 (13.94%) .NET Framework
24 84 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
25 81 (12.40%) SQL Server 2008
26 80 (12.25%) T-SQL
27 77 (11.79%) Web Services
28 72 (11.03%) MS Excel
29 66 (10.11%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.37%) SAS
3 16 (2.45%) IIS
4 11 (1.68%) Apache
5 9 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle 10gAS
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (0.61%) CMS
7 4 (0.61%) Drupal
8 2 (0.31%) WordPress
8 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.15%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.15%) Node.js
9 1 (0.15%) DNN
9 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.15%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.15%) WorkSite
Applications
1 72 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.77%) MS Office
3 4 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.46%) Maple
5 2 (0.31%) MS Project
5 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.92%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.38%) SaaS
2 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.38%) Intranet
2 5 (0.77%) Wireless
3 4 (0.61%) GPRS
3 4 (0.61%) UMTS
3 4 (0.61%) Internet
4 3 (0.46%) SSL
5 2 (0.31%) LDAP
5 2 (0.31%) WLAN
5 2 (0.31%) LAN
5 2 (0.31%) 802.11
6 1 (0.15%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (52.68%) SQL Server
2 81 (12.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (7.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 45 (6.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 43 (6.58%) Relational Database
6 41 (6.28%) MySQL
7 24 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (1.99%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.53%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.23%) Oracle9i Database
13 7 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.77%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 4 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (9.49%) Visual Studio
2 47 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (4.90%) Mercurial
4 31 (4.75%) NUnit
5 23 (3.52%) JUnit
6 21 (3.22%) Moq
7 12 (1.84%) Subversion
8 10 (1.53%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.53%) ReSharper
8 10 (1.53%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.07%) Selenium
10 6 (0.92%) Xcode
10 6 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (0.92%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.77%) PhoneGap
11 5 (0.77%) JDeveloper
11 5 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.77%) Maven
12 4 (0.61%) Eclipse
General
1 118 (18.07%) Finance
2 25 (3.83%) Retail
3 22 (3.37%) Financial Institution
4 17 (2.60%) Marketing
5 11 (1.68%) Games
6 8 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.07%) Automotive
8 6 (0.92%) Billing
9 5 (0.77%) Back Office
10 4 (0.61%) Banking
11 3 (0.46%) Advertising
12 2 (0.31%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (69.98%) .NET
2 320 (49.00%) ASP.NET
3 208 (31.85%) HTML
4 156 (23.89%) WCF
5 153 (23.43%) CSS
6 121 (18.53%) jQuery
7 101 (15.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 94 (14.40%) WinForms
9 92 (14.09%) XML
10 91 (13.94%) .NET Framework
11 77 (11.79%) Web Services
12 65 (9.95%) WPF
13 59 (9.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 56 (8.58%) J2EE
15 55 (8.42%) HTML5
16 45 (6.89%) Ajax
17 36 (5.51%) SOAP
17 36 (5.51%) LINQ
18 31 (4.75%) Silverlight
18 31 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.35%) Computer Science
2 29 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 28 (4.29%) Inversion of Control
4 16 (2.45%) N-Tier
5 14 (2.14%) Mathematics
6 12 (1.84%) NHS
6 12 (1.84%) SystemC
7 10 (1.53%) Physics
8 8 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (0.77%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (0.77%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.61%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.61%) Social Media
11 4 (0.61%) Animation
11 4 (0.61%) Informatics
12 3 (0.46%) Open Source
12 3 (0.46%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.31%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.31%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 163 (24.96%) Windows
2 50 (7.66%) UNIX
3 33 (5.05%) Linux
4 31 (4.75%) Android
5 28 (4.29%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (1.23%) Windows CE
7 8 (1.23%) Windows Phone
8 7 (1.07%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.92%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.31%) CentOS
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (22.82%) MVC
2 123 (18.84%) OO
3 122 (18.68%) Software Engineering
4 106 (16.23%) Unit Testing
5 84 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (10.11%) TDD
6 66 (10.11%) Scrum
7 43 (6.58%) Project Management
8 41 (6.28%) OOD
9 38 (5.82%) SOA
10 37 (5.67%) OOP
11 32 (4.90%) Web Development
12 29 (4.44%) UML
12 29 (4.44%) Requirements Analysis
13 25 (3.83%) MVVM
13 25 (3.83%) Dependency Injection
13 25 (3.83%) E-Commerce
14 24 (3.68%) Software Testing
15 20 (3.06%) OOA/OOD
15 20 (3.06%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 429 (65.70%) C#
2 300 (45.94%) SQL
3 214 (32.77%) JavaScript
4 163 (24.96%) VB.NET
5 137 (20.98%) Java
6 80 (12.25%) T-SQL
7 48 (7.35%) PHP
8 44 (6.74%) C++
9 35 (5.36%) C
10 30 (4.59%) Ruby
11 24 (3.68%) VB
12 20 (3.06%) Perl
12 20 (3.06%) Prolog
13 15 (2.30%) XAML
14 11 (1.68%) VB6
15 10 (1.53%) Objective-C
16 8 (1.23%) Python
16 8 (1.23%) VBA
17 6 (0.92%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.77%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 107 (16.39%) Degree
2 18 (2.76%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.46%) MCP
6 1 (0.15%) MCSE
6 1 (0.15%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.99%) QA
2 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.15%) Puppet
1 1 (0.15%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 155 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 47 (7.20%) Oracle
3 26 (3.98%) Sencha
4 9 (1.38%) Google
5 7 (1.07%) Zend
5 7 (1.07%) Sybase
6 6 (0.92%) JBoss
7 3 (0.46%) Apple
7 3 (0.46%) Adobe
8 2 (0.31%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.31%) Symantec
8 2 (0.31%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.31%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.31%) Facebook
8 2 (0.31%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.31%) Meru Networks
9 1 (0.15%) Twitter
9 1 (0.15%) Ektron
9 1 (0.15%) JD Edwards
Manchester, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + Dental + More
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Salary: Band 6 £25,783 - £34,530 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Salary: Band 7 £30,764 - £40,558 pa
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £34000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
RMI International
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum Depending of level of experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago