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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 74 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 251 281 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.40% 4.15% 3.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 4.42% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 226 265 268
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 £42,000 £40,000
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
6999 6359 7040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.92% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5762 5473 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 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 September 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 -7 144 £37,500 +13.63% 34
Cheshire -20 60 £30,000 -14.28% 8
Lancashire +6 33 £40,000 +33.33% 8
Merseyside -8 14 £35,000 +16.66% 10
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 403 (72.88%) .NET
2 399 (72.15%) C#
3 305 (55.15%) SQL Server
4 234 (42.31%) ASP.NET
5 210 (37.97%) SQL
6 201 (36.35%) Agile Software Development
7 193 (34.90%) HTML
8 187 (33.82%) JavaScript
9 169 (30.56%) CSS
10 153 (27.67%) WCF
11 136 (24.59%) VB.NET
12 125 (22.60%) MVC
13 116 (20.98%) Windows
14 113 (20.43%) Microsoft
15 110 (19.89%) OO
16 107 (19.35%) jQuery
16 107 (19.35%) .NET Framework
17 103 (18.63%) SQL Server 2008
18 99 (17.90%) Degree
19 96 (17.36%) Software Engineering
20 91 (16.46%) OOD
21 89 (16.09%) Web Services
22 88 (15.91%) Finance
23 85 (15.37%) T-SQL
24 74 (13.38%) Java
25 71 (12.84%) LINQ
26 70 (12.66%) TDD
27 67 (12.12%) Visual Studio
27 67 (12.12%) XML
28 65 (11.75%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 24 (4.34%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.80%) IIS
3 12 (2.17%) SAS
4 7 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.27%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.90%) Lync
5 5 (0.90%) Drupal
5 5 (0.90%) Umbraco
5 5 (0.90%) NServiceBus
5 5 (0.90%) Node.js
6 4 (0.72%) Apache
6 4 (0.72%) Confluence
7 3 (0.54%) nginx
7 3 (0.54%) uWSGI
7 3 (0.54%) CMS
8 2 (0.36%) WordPress
8 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.18%) Zimbra
9 1 (0.18%) Mule
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 64 (11.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) PaaS
3 1 (0.18%) IaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.35%) Internet
2 7 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (1.27%) HTTP
3 5 (0.90%) SSL
4 4 (0.72%) Intranet
5 2 (0.36%) AMQP
6 1 (0.18%) Wireless
6 1 (0.18%) DNS
6 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (55.15%) SQL Server
2 103 (18.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (11.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 60 (10.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (5.79%) MySQL
6 26 (4.70%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (0.90%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.54%) MS Access
15 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (0.36%) Couchbase
15 2 (0.36%) Hazelcast
15 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 67 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 43 (7.78%) NUnit
3 38 (6.87%) Subversion
4 35 (6.33%) Moq
5 28 (5.06%) Git (software)
6 26 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (3.44%) Mercurial
8 11 (1.99%) JIRA
9 8 (1.45%) Maven
10 7 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.08%) JUnit
11 6 (1.08%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.90%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.72%) ReSharper
13 4 (0.72%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (0.36%) Gradle
15 2 (0.36%) Selenium
15 2 (0.36%) StyleCop
15 2 (0.36%) MSTest
General
1 88 (15.91%) Finance
2 41 (7.41%) Games
3 27 (4.88%) Retail
4 20 (3.62%) Automotive
5 13 (2.35%) Marketing
6 9 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.45%) Billing
8 6 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.90%) Banking
9 5 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.72%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 403 (72.88%) .NET
2 234 (42.31%) ASP.NET
3 193 (34.90%) HTML
4 169 (30.56%) CSS
5 153 (27.67%) WCF
6 107 (19.35%) jQuery
6 107 (19.35%) .NET Framework
7 89 (16.09%) Web Services
8 71 (12.84%) LINQ
9 67 (12.12%) XML
10 57 (10.31%) SOAP
11 56 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 54 (9.76%) WPF
13 51 (9.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 47 (8.50%) ADO.NET
14 47 (8.50%) WinForms
15 39 (7.05%) HTML5
16 25 (4.52%) Ajax
17 21 (3.80%) Silverlight
18 19 (3.44%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.32%) Computer Science
2 32 (5.79%) Mathematics
3 31 (5.61%) Physics
4 25 (4.52%) 3D Graphics
5 23 (4.16%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (1.99%) Informatics
8 10 (1.81%) NHS
8 10 (1.81%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.81%) User Experience
9 9 (1.63%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.45%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.45%) Animation
11 6 (1.08%) Xbox
11 6 (1.08%) iPhone
12 5 (0.90%) CUDA
12 5 (0.90%) iSeries
12 5 (0.90%) PDA
12 5 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.72%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 116 (20.98%) Windows
2 48 (8.68%) Linux
3 16 (2.89%) Android
4 15 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.17%) Mac OS X
6 10 (1.81%) UNIX
7 9 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (36.35%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (22.60%) MVC
3 110 (19.89%) OO
4 96 (17.36%) Software Engineering
5 91 (16.46%) OOD
6 70 (12.66%) TDD
7 65 (11.75%) Unit Testing
8 54 (9.76%) SOA
9 50 (9.04%) Project Management
10 49 (8.86%) Mentoring
11 42 (7.59%) Web Development
12 41 (7.41%) Scrum
13 38 (6.87%) Requirements Analysis
14 25 (4.52%) MVVM
14 25 (4.52%) E-Commerce
15 24 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (3.98%) Multithreading
16 22 (3.98%) CRM
16 22 (3.98%) OOP
17 16 (2.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 399 (72.15%) C#
2 210 (37.97%) SQL
3 187 (33.82%) JavaScript
4 136 (24.59%) VB.NET
5 85 (15.37%) T-SQL
6 74 (13.38%) Java
7 63 (11.39%) C++
8 47 (8.50%) PHP
9 30 (5.42%) Python
10 26 (4.70%) VB
11 19 (3.44%) Ruby
12 17 (3.07%) C
12 17 (3.07%) Perl
13 16 (2.89%) VB6
14 13 (2.35%) Delphi
15 8 (1.45%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.45%) XPath
15 8 (1.45%) PHP5
16 7 (1.27%) VBScript
16 7 (1.27%) Ada
Qualifications
1 99 (17.90%) Degree
2 11 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.45%) MCP
5 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.90%) CCNP
7 3 (0.54%) MCTS
8 2 (0.36%) MCSE
9 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) MCPD
9 1 (0.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.17%) QA
2 5 (0.90%) SLA
3 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 113 (20.43%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.79%) Oracle
3 13 (2.35%) Sencha
4 10 (1.81%) Wonderware
4 10 (1.81%) Zend
5 9 (1.63%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.45%) Embarcadero
7 7 (1.27%) BT
8 6 (1.08%) Siemens
8 6 (1.08%) Sony
9 5 (0.90%) Google
10 4 (0.72%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.54%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.54%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.54%) Telerik
12 2 (0.36%) SAP
12 2 (0.36%) VMware
12 2 (0.36%) Capita
12 2 (0.36%) DevExpress
13 1 (0.18%) Ektron
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