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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 59 71 56
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 39 51 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.26% 2.99% 4.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 3.11% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 38 45 48
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,000 £42,550
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1142 1642 1772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.33% 96.42% 98.34%
Number of salaries quoted 978 1255 1289
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 +17 8 £41,250 -
Chester +1 6 £33,750 +3.84%
Macclesfield +3 4 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Wilmslow -3 3 £40,000 +8.84% 1
Runcorn -1 2 £33,000 -5.71% 2
Winsford -1 1 £37,500 -
Northwich -8 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Daresbury - 1 £38,500 -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 61 (76.25%) .NET
2 52 (65.00%) C#
3 47 (58.75%) SQL Server
4 39 (48.75%) ASP.NET
5 38 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (46.25%) JavaScript
7 32 (40.00%) HTML
8 30 (37.50%) PHP
9 27 (33.75%) Java
10 24 (30.00%) SQL
10 24 (30.00%) CSS
11 23 (28.75%) .NET Framework
12 19 (23.75%) MySQL
13 16 (20.00%) Visual Studio
14 15 (18.75%) J2EE
14 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
15 14 (17.50%) Linux
16 13 (16.25%) Web Services
16 13 (16.25%) jQuery
17 12 (15.00%) MVC
18 11 (13.75%) XML
18 11 (13.75%) C++
18 11 (13.75%) Unit Testing
18 11 (13.75%) QA
18 11 (13.75%) Spring
19 10 (12.50%) JIRA
19 10 (12.50%) PHP 5
19 10 (12.50%) Subversion
19 10 (12.50%) Telecoms
20 9 (11.25%) Finance

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (7.50%) WordPress
2 4 (5.00%) Node.js
3 3 (3.75%) Apache
3 3 (3.75%) Drupal
3 3 (3.75%) IIS
4 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Sage CRM
1 1 (1.25%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.75%) IaaS
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.75%) PaaS
3 2 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) VPN
2 3 (3.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (58.75%) SQL Server
2 19 (23.75%) MySQL
3 5 (6.25%) DB2
4 4 (5.00%) Big Data
4 4 (5.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.50%) JIRA
3 10 (12.50%) Subversion
4 4 (5.00%) GitLab
5 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.75%) Maven
5 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.25%) Finance
3 6 (7.50%) Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Multimedia
4 3 (3.75%) Publishing
5 2 (2.50%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (76.25%) .NET
2 39 (48.75%) ASP.NET
3 32 (40.00%) HTML
4 24 (30.00%) CSS
5 23 (28.75%) .NET Framework
6 15 (18.75%) J2EE
7 13 (16.25%) jQuery
7 13 (16.25%) Web Services
8 11 (13.75%) Spring
8 11 (13.75%) XML
9 8 (10.00%) REST
10 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (8.75%) CSS3
10 7 (8.75%) HTML5
10 7 (8.75%) WPF
11 6 (7.50%) EJB
11 6 (7.50%) LAMP
12 5 (6.25%) J2SE
12 5 (6.25%) JDBC
12 5 (6.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.50%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.25%) iPad
2 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.75%) User Experience
5 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.50%) Linux
2 8 (10.00%) Android
2 8 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 8 (10.00%) Windows
3 6 (7.50%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.50%) CentOS
4 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.00%) MVC
3 11 (13.75%) Unit Testing
4 9 (11.25%) Process Improvement
5 8 (10.00%) SDLC
6 7 (8.75%) DevOps
6 7 (8.75%) Web Development
7 6 (7.50%) MVVM
7 6 (7.50%) Open Source
7 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.25%) Content Management
8 5 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.25%) Information Management
8 5 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.00%) Auto-Scaling
9 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.00%) OO
9 4 (5.00%) TDD
9 4 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (3.75%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (65.00%) C#
2 37 (46.25%) JavaScript
3 30 (37.50%) PHP
4 27 (33.75%) Java
5 24 (30.00%) SQL
6 11 (13.75%) C++
7 10 (12.50%) PHP 5
8 8 (10.00%) C
9 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.75%) VB
10 2 (2.50%) ANSI C
10 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.25%) Go
11 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Docker
2 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) IBM
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle
3 3 (3.75%) Sencha
4 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.25%) Progress
5 1 (1.25%) Sage
5 1 (1.25%) Twitter
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