Period
to 18 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Programmer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 119 164
Rank change year-on-year -40 +45 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 7 23 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.25% 1.05% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 1.08% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5 23 18
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.51% +10.90%
10th Percentile £27,550 £19,650 £26,725
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2698 2132 3224
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 97.26% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2062 1852 2680
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.06% -10.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,875 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,675 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Cheshire

Programmer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Programmer in Cheshire

Programmer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Programmer in Cheshire

Programmer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 3 £45,000 -
Runcorn -10 1 £20,500 -8.89%
Programmer
North West

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) COBOL
1 5 (71.43%) DB2
1 5 (71.43%) CICS
1 5 (71.43%) REXX
1 5 (71.43%) Mainframe
1 5 (71.43%) JCL
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
3 3 (42.86%) Assembly Language
3 3 (42.86%) CA
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (28.57%) ServiceNow
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) Law
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) XPEDITER
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
5 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) BASE24
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) CICS
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) XPEDITER
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Law
3 1 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Mainframe
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Contactless
3 1 (14.29%) IVR
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) COBOL
1 5 (71.43%) JCL
1 5 (71.43%) REXX
2 3 (42.86%) Assembly Language
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) ServiceNow
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe