The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 72 56 71
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 49 74 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.86% 4.08% 3.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 4.21% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 42 47 54
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,200 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £42,900 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Software Developer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1616 1759 1742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.34% 97.02% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1240 1286 1364
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Cheshire region.

Software Developer Salary Trend in Cheshire

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Software Developer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -2 9 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Chester +14 5 £32,500 - 2
Macclesfield +4 5 £32,500 +14.03% 2
Winsford - 5 - -
Runcorn -6 2 £37,500 - 1
Crewe -9 2 £40,500 +15.71%
Wilmslow +1 1 £37,500 -
Frodsham 0 1 £32,500 -9.72% 1
Northwich - 1 £32,500 -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 91 (88.35%) .NET
2 81 (78.64%) C#
3 67 (65.05%) SQL Server
4 49 (47.57%) ASP.NET
5 40 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (30.10%) Web Services
7 28 (27.18%) SQL
7 28 (27.18%) .NET Framework
8 27 (26.21%) Microsoft
9 23 (22.33%) Finance
9 23 (22.33%) VB.NET
9 23 (22.33%) Windows
10 22 (21.36%) JavaScript
11 21 (20.39%) XML
12 19 (18.45%) SOAP
13 17 (16.50%) VB
13 17 (16.50%) MySQL
13 17 (16.50%) REST
14 16 (15.53%) WCF
14 16 (15.53%) Git (software)
14 16 (15.53%) N-Tier
14 16 (15.53%) WinForms
14 16 (15.53%) Software Engineering
15 15 (14.56%) Degree
15 15 (14.56%) Java
16 14 (13.59%) Visual Studio
16 14 (13.59%) OO
17 13 (12.62%) HTML
17 13 (12.62%) TDD
17 13 (12.62%) WPF

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.97%) Apache
2 1 (0.97%) CMS
2 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.97%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.97%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (65.05%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.50%) MySQL
3 5 (4.85%) Data Mining
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.91%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.97%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (15.53%) Git (software)
2 14 (13.59%) Visual Studio
3 10 (9.71%) JIRA
3 10 (9.71%) Subversion
4 6 (5.83%) NUnit
5 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.94%) Moq
7 1 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (22.33%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Back Office
2 10 (9.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.85%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.91%) Retail
4 3 (2.91%) Marketing
5 2 (1.94%) Games
5 2 (1.94%) Automotive
6 1 (0.97%) Law
6 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (88.35%) .NET
2 49 (47.57%) ASP.NET
3 31 (30.10%) Web Services
4 28 (27.18%) .NET Framework
5 21 (20.39%) XML
6 19 (18.45%) SOAP
7 17 (16.50%) REST
8 16 (15.53%) WCF
8 16 (15.53%) WinForms
9 13 (12.62%) HTML
9 13 (12.62%) WPF
10 11 (10.68%) CSS
10 11 (10.68%) JSON
11 10 (9.71%) LINQ
12 7 (6.80%) jQuery
12 7 (6.80%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (5.83%) MSMQ
14 5 (4.85%) HTML5
15 4 (3.88%) Entity Framework
16 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.53%) N-Tier
2 10 (9.71%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.80%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.88%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.94%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.97%) STB
7 1 (0.97%) Clustering
7 1 (0.97%) SCADA
7 1 (0.97%) Open Source
7 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.97%) User Experience
7 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.33%) Windows
2 7 (6.80%) Windows Mobile
3 5 (4.85%) UNIX
4 4 (3.88%) Linux
5 3 (2.91%) Android
5 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.97%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (15.53%) Software Engineering
3 14 (13.59%) OO
4 13 (12.62%) TDD
5 12 (11.65%) MVC
6 11 (10.68%) Mentoring
7 7 (6.80%) UML
7 7 (6.80%) Scrum
7 7 (6.80%) Unit Testing
7 7 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (6.80%) MVVM
7 7 (6.80%) Mobile Application Development
8 6 (5.83%) Mobile Development
9 5 (4.85%) ERP
10 4 (3.88%) Information Security
10 4 (3.88%) OOP
10 4 (3.88%) OOD
11 3 (2.91%) SOA
11 3 (2.91%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (2.91%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (78.64%) C#
2 28 (27.18%) SQL
3 23 (22.33%) VB.NET
4 22 (21.36%) JavaScript
5 17 (16.50%) VB
6 15 (14.56%) Java
7 11 (10.68%) PHP
8 10 (9.71%) PHP5
9 9 (8.74%) C
10 7 (6.80%) C++
11 6 (5.83%) VB6
11 6 (5.83%) VBA
12 4 (3.88%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.94%) Perl
14 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.97%) Python
14 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (14.56%) Degree
2 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) PCI DSS
1 4 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.91%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (26.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.74%) Oracle
3 1 (0.97%) Apple
3 1 (0.97%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.97%) Eloqua
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
System C Healthcare
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 18 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Frodsham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago