The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 244 225 241
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 6 19 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.081% 0.28% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.29% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 32
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +52.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
Software Programmer
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
6950 6476 7701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.34% 95.35% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5973 5486 6807
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Programmer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer across the North West region.

Software Programmer Salary Trend in the North West

Software Programmer
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 Programmer within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Cheshire -7 4 £35,000 +7.69%
Lancashire -3 1 £30,000 -29.41%
Manchester -23 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Software Programmer
England

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 10 (58.82%) MVC
3 8 (47.06%) Web Services
3 8 (47.06%) jQuery
4 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) TDD
5 6 (35.29%) SOA
5 6 (35.29%) OOP
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 6 (35.29%) .NET
5 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
6 5 (29.41%) OO
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (23.53%) OOD
7 4 (23.53%) Scrum
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (23.53%) MVVM
7 4 (23.53%) Build Automation
7 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
7 4 (23.53%) CSS
7 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
7 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
7 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
7 4 (23.53%) PHP
8 3 (17.65%) HTML5
8 3 (17.65%) CSS3
8 3 (17.65%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Intranet
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Maven
General
1 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Web Services
1 8 (47.06%) jQuery
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 4 (23.53%) CSS
3 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
4 3 (17.65%) HTML5
4 3 (17.65%) CSS3
5 2 (11.76%) Play Framework
5 2 (11.76%) RESTful
5 2 (11.76%) Symfony
6 1 (5.88%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (5.88%) Grails
6 1 (5.88%) Servlets
6 1 (5.88%) J2EE
6 1 (5.88%) XML
6 1 (5.88%) DOM
6 1 (5.88%) XSLT
6 1 (5.88%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.76%) N-Tier
2 2 (11.76%) STB
2 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) MVC
2 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) OOP
3 6 (35.29%) SOA
4 5 (29.41%) OO
5 4 (23.53%) OOD
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) MVVM
5 4 (23.53%) Build Automation
6 2 (11.76%) 3D Visualisation
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
3 4 (23.53%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) Scala
4 2 (11.76%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) Zend
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat