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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 60 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 270 323 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.78% 4.46% 4.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.99% 4.70% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 246 287 326
Average salary £37,500 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,000 £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
6762 6872 7206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.77% 94.81% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5477 5884 6339
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 0 169 £37,500 +15.38% 27
Cheshire +5 71 £37,500 +25.00% 11
Lancashire -4 19 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Merseyside -25 10 £35,000 +16.66% 7
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 417 (69.73%) .NET
2 411 (68.73%) C#
3 326 (54.52%) SQL Server
4 258 (43.14%) ASP.NET
5 237 (39.63%) SQL
6 189 (31.61%) HTML
7 185 (30.94%) JavaScript
8 159 (26.59%) WCF
9 157 (26.25%) CSS
10 149 (24.92%) VB.NET
11 145 (24.25%) Windows
12 126 (21.07%) MVC
13 120 (20.07%) Microsoft
14 119 (19.90%) OO
15 107 (17.89%) Software Engineering
16 105 (17.56%) Finance
17 102 (17.06%) SQL Server 2008
18 100 (16.72%) jQuery
18 100 (16.72%) Degree
19 89 (14.88%) Unit Testing
20 88 (14.72%) T-SQL
21 87 (14.55%) TDD
22 85 (14.21%) Java
22 85 (14.21%) .NET Framework
23 84 (14.05%) Web Services
24 81 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
25 80 (13.38%) OOD
26 78 (13.04%) XML
27 77 (12.88%) MS Excel
28 75 (12.54%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 36 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.01%) SAS
3 16 (2.68%) IIS
4 9 (1.51%) Apache
5 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.00%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.84%) Drupal
6 5 (0.84%) CMS
6 5 (0.84%) Lync
6 5 (0.84%) Node.js
6 5 (0.84%) NServiceBus
7 4 (0.67%) nginx
7 4 (0.67%) Confluence
8 3 (0.50%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.50%) uWSGI
9 2 (0.33%) WordPress
9 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.17%) Mule
10 1 (0.17%) WorkSite
Applications
1 77 (12.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.17%) MS Project
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) PaaS
2 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.34%) Internet
2 7 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (1.00%) HTTP
4 5 (0.84%) SSL
4 5 (0.84%) 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
1 326 (54.52%) SQL Server
2 102 (17.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (9.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 46 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 35 (5.85%) MySQL
6 34 (5.69%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.34%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.84%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.50%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.50%) DTS
15 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 74 (12.37%) Visual Studio
2 42 (7.02%) NUnit
3 34 (5.69%) Moq
4 31 (5.18%) Subversion
5 30 (5.02%) Mercurial
6 29 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (3.51%) Git (software)
8 12 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (2.01%) SpecFlow
9 10 (1.67%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.67%) ReSharper
10 9 (1.51%) JUnit
11 8 (1.34%) Maven
12 7 (1.17%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.00%) JIRA
14 4 (0.67%) Selenium
15 3 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (0.50%) Cucumber
15 3 (0.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 3 (0.50%) MSBuild
General
1 105 (17.56%) Finance
2 36 (6.02%) Games
3 32 (5.35%) Retail
4 22 (3.68%) Automotive
5 14 (2.34%) Financial Institution
5 14 (2.34%) Marketing
6 9 (1.51%) Billing
7 8 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.84%) Banking
10 4 (0.67%) Legal
11 3 (0.50%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (69.73%) .NET
2 258 (43.14%) ASP.NET
3 189 (31.61%) HTML
4 159 (26.59%) WCF
5 157 (26.25%) CSS
6 100 (16.72%) jQuery
7 85 (14.21%) .NET Framework
8 84 (14.05%) Web Services
9 78 (13.04%) XML
10 75 (12.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 68 (11.37%) WinForms
12 62 (10.37%) WPF
13 61 (10.20%) LINQ
14 49 (8.19%) SOAP
15 47 (7.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 42 (7.02%) HTML5
17 29 (4.85%) ADO.NET
18 26 (4.35%) Silverlight
19 23 (3.85%) Ajax
19 23 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 26 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 25 (4.18%) 3D Graphics
3 25 (4.18%) Mobile App
4 24 (4.01%) Physics
5 19 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.84%) NHS
7 16 (2.68%) N-Tier
8 12 (2.01%) SystemC
9 10 (1.67%) Inversion of Control
9 10 (1.67%) Informatics
10 8 (1.34%) Animation
11 6 (1.00%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.00%) iPhone
11 6 (1.00%) Xbox
12 5 (0.84%) CUDA
12 5 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.67%) AS400
13 4 (0.67%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 145 (24.25%) Windows
2 54 (9.03%) Linux
3 28 (4.68%) Android
4 24 (4.01%) Apple iOS
4 24 (4.01%) UNIX
5 12 (2.01%) Mac OS X
6 8 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (1.00%) Windows CE
9 4 (0.67%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
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%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (21.07%) MVC
2 119 (19.90%) OO
3 107 (17.89%) Software Engineering
4 89 (14.88%) Unit Testing
5 87 (14.55%) TDD
6 81 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (13.38%) OOD
8 49 (8.19%) Project Management
9 46 (7.69%) SOA
10 45 (7.53%) Scrum
11 42 (7.02%) Requirements Analysis
12 34 (5.69%) MVVM
13 32 (5.35%) Web Development
14 31 (5.18%) CRM
15 29 (4.85%) OOP
16 27 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (3.34%) E-Commerce
18 19 (3.18%) UML
19 18 (3.01%) iOS Development
20 17 (2.84%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 411 (68.73%) C#
2 237 (39.63%) SQL
3 185 (30.94%) JavaScript
4 149 (24.92%) VB.NET
5 88 (14.72%) T-SQL
6 85 (14.21%) Java
7 62 (10.37%) C++
8 50 (8.36%) PHP
9 34 (5.69%) C
10 31 (5.18%) Python
11 28 (4.68%) Ruby
12 25 (4.18%) Perl
13 15 (2.51%) VB
14 12 (2.01%) Prolog
15 10 (1.67%) Delphi
16 8 (1.34%) XPath
17 7 (1.17%) Ada
18 6 (1.00%) GLSL
19 5 (0.84%) PowerShell
19 5 (0.84%) Lua
Qualifications
1 100 (16.72%) Degree
2 15 (2.51%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.84%) MCP
4 5 (0.84%) CCNP
4 5 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.17%) MCTS
6 1 (0.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.67%) QA
2 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.17%) 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
Systems Management
1 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
1 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 120 (20.07%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.69%) Oracle
3 21 (3.51%) Sencha
4 10 (1.67%) Zend
5 8 (1.34%) Red Hat
5 8 (1.34%) Google
6 7 (1.17%) BT
7 6 (1.00%) Sony
8 5 (0.84%) Sybase
9 4 (0.67%) Wonderware
9 4 (0.67%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.50%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.50%) Telerik
11 2 (0.33%) Apple
11 2 (0.33%) SAP
11 2 (0.33%) JBoss
11 2 (0.33%) Embarcadero
11 2 (0.33%) Siemens
11 2 (0.33%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.33%) DevExpress
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