Period
to 19 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 345 325
Rank change year-on-year +180 -20 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 178 21 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.69% 0.18% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 0.18% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 169 20 44
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £20,425
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,875 £47,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 10,080 11,532 12,779
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.80% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7,740 9,339 10,311
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,344 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019. 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
Cheshire +98 79 £42,500 -2.86% 9
Manchester +69 62 £44,000 +10.00% 9
Merseyside +27 31 £32,500 -3.70% 2
Lancashire - 6 £33,000 - 2
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 154 (86.52%) C#
2 142 (79.78%) .NET
3 85 (47.75%) SQL Server
4 84 (47.19%) MVC
5 83 (46.63%) .NET Core
6 81 (45.51%) JavaScript
6 81 (45.51%) HTML
7 75 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (41.57%) CSS
8 74 (41.57%) AngularJS
9 73 (41.01%) ASP.NET
10 56 (31.46%) Azure
11 52 (29.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 39 (21.91%) Vue.js
13 37 (20.79%) Finance
14 33 (18.54%) Microservices
15 31 (17.42%) CRM
16 26 (14.61%) HTML5
17 25 (14.04%) Mobile Development
18 24 (13.48%) REST
18 24 (13.48%) Marketing
19 23 (12.92%) Front End Development
20 20 (11.24%) Dynamics CRM
21 19 (10.67%) Unit Testing
21 19 (10.67%) Git (software)
21 19 (10.67%) CMS
21 19 (10.67%) API Development
22 18 (10.11%) Windows
22 18 (10.11%) XML
23 17 (9.55%) AWS

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 19 (10.67%) CMS
2 12 (6.74%) Umbraco
3 7 (3.93%) Kentico
4 3 (1.69%) SAS
5 1 (0.56%) Apache
5 1 (0.56%) nginx
Business Applications
1 20 (11.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (7.87%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 56 (31.46%) Azure
2 17 (9.55%) AWS
3 11 (6.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) GitHub
4 1 (0.56%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (47.75%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.99%) NoSQL
3 15 (8.43%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.18%) MySQL
5 10 (5.62%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.56%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (10.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.62%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.56%) Grunt
4 1 (0.56%) gulp
4 1 (0.56%) ProC
4 1 (0.56%) Selenium
4 1 (0.56%) webpack
General
1 37 (20.79%) Finance
2 24 (13.48%) Marketing
3 15 (8.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (6.74%) Public Sector
5 9 (5.06%) Games
6 6 (3.37%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.69%) Legal
8 2 (1.12%) Banking
8 2 (1.12%) Retail
9 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (79.78%) .NET
2 83 (46.63%) .NET Core
3 81 (45.51%) HTML
4 74 (41.57%) AngularJS
4 74 (41.57%) CSS
5 73 (41.01%) ASP.NET
6 52 (29.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 39 (21.91%) Vue.js
8 26 (14.61%) HTML5
9 24 (13.48%) REST
10 18 (10.11%) XML
11 16 (8.99%) ASP.NET Core
11 16 (8.99%) Node.js
12 15 (8.43%) CSS3
13 14 (7.87%) .NET Framework
13 14 (7.87%) Entity Framework
13 14 (7.87%) RabbitMQ
14 13 (7.30%) React
15 10 (5.62%) Angular 2
15 10 (5.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.43%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (6.74%) User Experience
3 9 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.25%) NHS
6 3 (1.69%) Life Science
6 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.11%) Windows
2 12 (6.74%) Linux
3 8 (4.49%) Android
3 8 (4.49%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.81%) Unix
5 1 (0.56%) CentOS
5 1 (0.56%) Debian
5 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (47.19%) MVC
2 75 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (18.54%) Microservices
4 31 (17.42%) CRM
5 25 (14.04%) Mobile Development
6 23 (12.92%) Front End Development
7 19 (10.67%) API Development
7 19 (10.67%) Unit Testing
8 15 (8.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 15 (8.43%) Multithreading
8 15 (8.43%) SOLID
9 14 (7.87%) E-Commerce
9 14 (7.87%) System Testing
10 13 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (6.18%) Analytics
11 11 (6.18%) BDD
11 11 (6.18%) Biometrics
11 11 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (6.18%) ERP
12 10 (5.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 154 (86.52%) C#
2 81 (45.51%) JavaScript
3 16 (8.99%) Java
4 12 (6.74%) Python
5 11 (6.18%) PHP
5 11 (6.18%) TypeScript
6 10 (5.62%) C++
7 8 (4.49%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.25%) COBOL
9 3 (1.69%) SQL
10 1 (0.56%) PROC SQL
10 1 (0.56%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (2.25%) Degree
2 1 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.56%) CDISC
System Software
1 9 (5.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.56%) MIIS
Vendors
1 10 (5.62%) Google
1 10 (5.62%) Xamarin
2 3 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle
4 1 (0.56%) SAP