Period
to 5 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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

Programmer
England > North West
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 227 240 321
Rank change year-on-year +13 +81 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 24 94 37
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.40% 0.92% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.96% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 25 91 31
Median annual salary £52,500 £36,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.84% -8.75% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £26,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,979 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.81% +9.43% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,822 9,744 11,750
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 95.81% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4,623 7,337 9,513
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,421 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the North West

Programmer
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Programmer in the North West.

Salary trend for Programmer in the North West

Programmer
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Programmer in the North West over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Programmer in the North West

Programmer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the North West region over the 6 months to 5 June 2020. 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
Manchester +50 11 £52,500 +50.00% 4
Cheshire +11 9 £42,500 - 2
Lancashire +46 4 £55,000 +52.78%
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 11 (45.83%) C#
1 11 (45.83%) C++
1 11 (45.83%) Games
2 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) HTML
3 9 (37.50%) CSS
4 8 (33.33%) Retail
4 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 8 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 8 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
5 7 (29.17%) .NET Core
5 7 (29.17%) .NET
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (25.00%) MVC
6 6 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (25.00%) Azure
6 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (25.00%) DevOps
7 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (20.83%) Client/Server
7 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
7 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.67%) QA
8 4 (16.67%) Windows
8 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (16.67%) Lumberyard
9 3 (12.50%) Fintech
9 3 (12.50%) Code Optimisation
9 3 (12.50%) User Experience

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (8.33%) SAS
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) AutoCAD
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Base SAS
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (45.83%) Games
2 8 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) CSS
1 9 (37.50%) HTML
2 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) .NET Core
3 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
4 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (16.67%) Lumberyard
6 3 (12.50%) Qt
6 3 (12.50%) WPF
7 2 (8.33%) CryEngine
8 1 (4.17%) Angular 2
8 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Client/Server
2 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (12.50%) Online Games
2 3 (12.50%) User Experience
3 2 (8.33%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
1 8 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 6 (25.00%) DevOps
2 6 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (25.00%) MVC
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (12.50%) Code Optimisation
5 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (12.50%) Data Management
5 3 (12.50%) Fintech
5 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 3 (12.50%) MVVM
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.33%) ETL
6 2 (8.33%) Game Development
6 2 (8.33%) Linear Algebra
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.17%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) C#
1 11 (45.83%) C++
2 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) COBOL
6 1 (4.17%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Perforce
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft