Period
to 26 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 306 253 297
Rank change year-on-year -53 +44 -90
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 63 88 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 0.76% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.78% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 56 76 59
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £25,625 £19,250 £26,650
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,256 £52,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 12656 11268 12702
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.58% 97.55% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10348 9486 10230
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,481
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 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
Manchester -27 28 £43,750 +13.64%
Lancashire +12 22 £40,000 +14.29%
Cheshire -54 9 £45,000 +12.50%
Merseyside -1 2 £40,000 +11.11%
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 North West region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 36 (57.14%) SQL
2 34 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (49.21%) RPG
3 31 (49.21%) AS400
4 30 (47.62%) iSeries
5 28 (44.44%) IBM
6 25 (39.68%) HTML
7 23 (36.51%) Unit Testing
7 23 (36.51%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (33.33%) .NET
9 19 (30.16%) Waterfall
9 19 (30.16%) Mobile App
9 19 (30.16%) SDLC
10 18 (28.57%) DB2
10 18 (28.57%) ERP
10 18 (28.57%) ITIL
11 14 (22.22%) VB.NET
12 13 (20.63%) C#
12 13 (20.63%) RPG IV
13 11 (17.46%) TDD
13 11 (17.46%) Java
14 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
14 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
14 10 (15.87%) CSS
14 10 (15.87%) Apache
15 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 8 (12.70%) MVC
17 7 (11.11%) Finance
17 7 (11.11%) Scrum
17 7 (11.11%) Microsoft

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 10 (15.87%) Apache
2 5 (7.94%) NServiceBus
3 3 (4.76%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.17%) CMS
5 1 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.59%) Confluence
5 1 (1.59%) Drupal
5 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.57%) DB2
2 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.76%) MySQL
4 2 (3.17%) Big Data
5 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) FxCop
1 5 (7.94%) Selenium
1 5 (7.94%) SpecFlow
1 5 (7.94%) StyleCop
1 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) Maven
2 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.17%) Games
4 1 (1.59%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.59%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.68%) HTML
2 21 (33.33%) .NET
3 10 (15.87%) CSS
4 7 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 7 (11.11%) Entity Framework
5 6 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET
5 6 (9.52%) CSS3
5 6 (9.52%) HTML5
5 6 (9.52%) jQuery
5 6 (9.52%) NHibernate
5 6 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (7.94%) Castle Windsor
6 5 (7.94%) JSON
6 5 (7.94%) SignalR
6 5 (7.94%) WCF
6 5 (7.94%) WebSockets
6 5 (7.94%) XML
7 3 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (49.21%) AS400
2 30 (47.62%) iSeries
3 23 (36.51%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (30.16%) Mobile App
5 7 (11.11%) User Experience
6 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (6.35%) PMI
8 3 (4.76%) EPoS
9 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
9 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
9 2 (3.17%) Data Structures
9 2 (3.17%) mHealth
10 1 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (1.59%) Contactless
10 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
10 1 (1.59%) HoloLens
10 1 (1.59%) IVR
10 1 (1.59%) Kinect
10 1 (1.59%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Android
2 5 (7.94%) Windows
3 4 (6.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (36.51%) Unit Testing
3 19 (30.16%) SDLC
3 19 (30.16%) Waterfall
4 18 (28.57%) ERP
4 18 (28.57%) ITIL
5 11 (17.46%) TDD
6 8 (12.70%) MVC
7 7 (11.11%) Scrum
8 6 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.94%) Android Development
9 5 (7.94%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing
9 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.35%) B2B
10 4 (6.35%) Market Research
10 4 (6.35%) Mobile Development
10 4 (6.35%) Web Development
11 3 (4.76%) Data Analysis
11 3 (4.76%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (57.14%) SQL
2 31 (49.21%) RPG
3 14 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 13 (20.63%) C#
4 13 (20.63%) RPG IV
5 11 (17.46%) Java
6 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.52%) C++
8 2 (3.17%) Apple Swift
8 2 (3.17%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.17%) Python
8 2 (3.17%) VB
8 2 (3.17%) VB6
9 1 (1.59%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
1 4 (6.35%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (44.44%) IBM
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.76%) Askia
3 3 (4.76%) Nebu
4 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.17%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.59%) Adobe
5 1 (1.59%) Confirmit
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle
5 1 (1.59%) Sybase