Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £40,750 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 313 256 288
Rank change year-on-year -57 +32 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 53 99 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.42% 0.80% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.83% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 44 82 61
North West median annual salary £40,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.88% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £20,275 £22,994 £28,000
90th Percentile £54,625 £52,500 £50,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +11.11%

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 12,224 11,923 11,652
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.65% 96.70% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9,770 10,060 9,730
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for Programmer in the North West

Programmer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 +1 33 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Cheshire -50 13 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Merseyside +23 5 £37,000 - 1
Lancashire 0 2 - - 5
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 North West region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 19 (35.85%) SQL
2 16 (30.19%) C#
3 14 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 11 (20.75%) HTML
4 11 (20.75%) .NET
5 10 (18.87%) CSS
6 9 (16.98%) SAP
6 9 (16.98%) Java
6 9 (16.98%) C++
7 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
7 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (13.21%) Linux
8 7 (13.21%) ERP
8 7 (13.21%) jQuery
9 6 (11.32%) Visualforce
9 6 (11.32%) Apex Code
9 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (11.32%) Time Sharing Option
9 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
9 6 (11.32%) CICS
9 6 (11.32%) Mainframe
9 6 (11.32%) REXX
9 6 (11.32%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (11.32%) JCL
9 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
9 6 (11.32%) DB2
9 6 (11.32%) ABAP
9 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
9 6 (11.32%) OO
9 6 (11.32%) Degree

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 6 (11.32%) CICS
2 2 (3.77%) Apache
2 2 (3.77%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) nginx
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) SAP MII
2 3 (5.66%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
1 1 (1.89%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) DB2
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) Big Data
2 3 (5.66%) MySQL
3 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) LSMW
2 2 (3.77%) XPEDITER
3 1 (1.89%) Grunt
3 1 (1.89%) gulp
3 1 (1.89%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.89%) Selenium
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
1 6 (11.32%) Games
2 5 (9.43%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Automotive
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) .NET
1 11 (20.75%) HTML
2 10 (18.87%) CSS
3 7 (13.21%) jQuery
4 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
4 6 (11.32%) Visualforce
5 5 (9.43%) BAPI
5 5 (9.43%) HTML5
5 5 (9.43%) IDoc
5 5 (9.43%) SAP Fiori
5 5 (9.43%) SAP PI
5 5 (9.43%) SAP Smart Forms
5 5 (9.43%) SAPUI5
6 4 (7.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (5.66%) Classic ASP
7 3 (5.66%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.77%) Ajax
9 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.32%) Mainframe
3 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.43%) Life Science
3 5 (9.43%) NHS
4 3 (5.66%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.77%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.77%) Oculus Rift
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) Marketing Technology
6 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.89%) Robotics
6 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Windows
3 2 (3.77%) Android
3 2 (3.77%) Unix
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.89%) Debian
4 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (13.21%) ERP
3 6 (11.32%) Mathematics
3 6 (11.32%) OO
4 5 (9.43%) Bioinformatics
4 5 (9.43%) Biology
4 5 (9.43%) Computational Biology
4 5 (9.43%) Data Management
4 5 (9.43%) Microscopy
4 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (9.43%) Workflow
4 5 (9.43%) Workflow Development
4 5 (9.43%) Workflow Management
5 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.55%) Analytics
5 4 (7.55%) CRM
5 4 (7.55%) MVC
6 3 (5.66%) Regression Testing
6 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) SQL
2 16 (30.19%) C#
3 14 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.98%) C++
4 9 (16.98%) Java
5 6 (11.32%) ABAP
5 6 (11.32%) Apex Code
5 6 (11.32%) JCL
5 6 (11.32%) REXX
6 5 (9.43%) COBOL
6 5 (9.43%) VBA
7 4 (7.55%) PHP
8 3 (5.66%) Assembly Language
8 3 (5.66%) Python
8 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.66%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.89%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.77%) MCP
2 2 (3.77%) MCSA
2 2 (3.77%) MCSE
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) SAP
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (9.43%) IBM
4 4 (7.55%) CA
5 2 (3.77%) iManage
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle
5 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.89%) Facebook
6 1 (1.89%) Google
6 1 (1.89%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.89%) Sitecore