The median annual salary for a Programmer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 187 233
Rank change year-on-year -30 +46  
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 41 45 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 0.79% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.82% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 38 34 26
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £20,000 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £48,500 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 6099 5515 6282
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.79% 97.18% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5059 4669 5012
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £24,690
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Programmer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +6 16 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Manchester -9 15 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Cheshire -24 7 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Merseyside -13 1 £40,000 +11.11%
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 45 (47.87%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.49%) SQL
3 38 (40.43%) HTML
3 38 (40.43%) iSeries
4 37 (39.36%) AS400
5 34 (36.17%) C#
6 33 (35.11%) RPG
6 33 (35.11%) .NET
7 30 (31.91%) TDD
8 28 (29.79%) Unit Testing
9 27 (28.72%) Mobile App
9 27 (28.72%) CSS
10 24 (25.53%) Finance
10 24 (25.53%) SDLC
11 23 (24.47%) Greenfield Project
11 23 (24.47%) IBM
12 22 (23.40%) ASP.NET
12 22 (23.40%) jQuery
13 21 (22.34%) Apple iOS
13 21 (22.34%) User Experience
14 20 (21.28%) SQL Server
14 20 (21.28%) Software Engineering
15 18 (19.15%) .NET Framework
15 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
15 18 (19.15%) Entity Framework
15 18 (19.15%) RPG IV
16 17 (18.09%) CSS3
16 17 (18.09%) AngularJS
16 17 (18.09%) HTML5
16 17 (18.09%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 11 (11.70%) NServiceBus
2 6 (6.38%) Apache
3 4 (4.26%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.13%) CMS
4 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.06%) Confluence
5 1 (1.06%) Drupal
5 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.96%) DB2
3 7 (7.45%) MySQL
4 5 (5.32%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.26%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.06%) Big Data
7 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (17.02%) FxCop
1 16 (17.02%) StyleCop
2 13 (13.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (11.70%) Selenium
3 11 (11.70%) SpecFlow
3 11 (11.70%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.06%) JIRA
6 1 (1.06%) Subversion
General
1 24 (25.53%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Advertising
3 3 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (40.43%) HTML
2 33 (35.11%) .NET
3 27 (28.72%) CSS
4 22 (23.40%) ASP.NET
4 22 (23.40%) jQuery
5 18 (19.15%) .NET Framework
5 18 (19.15%) Entity Framework
6 17 (18.09%) AngularJS
6 17 (18.09%) CSS3
6 17 (18.09%) HTML5
6 17 (18.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 16 (17.02%) JSON
8 15 (15.96%) WCF
9 13 (13.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (13.83%) NHibernate
10 11 (11.70%) Castle Windsor
10 11 (11.70%) SignalR
10 11 (11.70%) WebSockets
10 11 (11.70%) XML
11 8 (8.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (40.43%) iSeries
2 37 (39.36%) AS400
3 27 (28.72%) Mobile App
4 23 (24.47%) Greenfield Project
5 21 (22.34%) User Experience
6 10 (10.64%) Computer Science
6 10 (10.64%) PMI
7 7 (7.45%) Algorithms
7 7 (7.45%) Data Structures
7 7 (7.45%) mHealth
8 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (4.26%) Mainframe
9 2 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (2.13%) EPoS
9 2 (2.13%) HoloLens
9 2 (2.13%) Kinect
10 1 (1.06%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.34%) Apple iOS
2 17 (18.09%) Windows
3 14 (14.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.87%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.91%) TDD
3 28 (29.79%) Unit Testing
4 24 (25.53%) SDLC
5 20 (21.28%) Software Engineering
6 17 (18.09%) ITIL
7 16 (17.02%) Dependency Injection
7 16 (17.02%) iOS Development
7 16 (17.02%) MVC
8 15 (15.96%) ERP
8 15 (15.96%) Waterfall
9 14 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (12.77%) Scrum
11 11 (11.70%) Integration Testing
12 9 (9.57%) Android Development
12 9 (9.57%) OO
13 7 (7.45%) Mobile Development
13 7 (7.45%) Web Development
14 5 (5.32%) OOP
15 3 (3.19%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.49%) SQL
2 34 (36.17%) C#
3 33 (35.11%) RPG
4 18 (19.15%) RPG IV
5 15 (15.96%) Java
5 15 (15.96%) JavaScript
6 14 (14.89%) Apple Swift
6 14 (14.89%) Objective-C
7 12 (12.77%) VB.NET
8 7 (7.45%) C++
8 7 (7.45%) Python
9 6 (6.38%) VB
9 6 (6.38%) VB6
10 5 (5.32%) PHP
11 3 (3.19%) C
12 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.13%) VBA
13 1 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.70%) Degree
2 10 (10.64%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.19%) DBS Check
Vendors
1 23 (24.47%) IBM
2 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.45%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.13%) Askia
4 2 (2.13%) Nebu
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle
5 1 (1.06%) Sybase
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