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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 81 53 61
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 43 73 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.50% 4.05% 3.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 4.22% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 34 63 56
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £50,250 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +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
1649 1728 1620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.87% 95.89% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1373 1326
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +7 13 £34,000 +39.48% 4
Runcorn -2 7 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Macclesfield +13 5 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Chester -2 2 £40,000 -21.95% 2
Crewe -12 1 £19,000 -63.98%
Widnes - 1 £35,000 -
Winsford - 1 - -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 79 (84.04%) C#
2 77 (81.91%) .NET
3 67 (71.28%) SQL Server
4 45 (47.87%) Microsoft
5 40 (42.55%) ASP.NET
6 38 (40.43%) Web Services
7 32 (34.04%) Visual Studio
8 31 (32.98%) XML
9 29 (30.85%) N-Tier
10 28 (29.79%) MVC
10 28 (29.79%) WinForms
10 28 (29.79%) WCF
11 26 (27.66%) SQL
11 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
12 25 (26.60%) SOAP
12 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (25.53%) .NET Framework
13 24 (25.53%) Windows
14 23 (24.47%) MS Excel
14 23 (24.47%) REST
15 22 (23.40%) WPF
16 20 (21.28%) Software Engineering
16 20 (21.28%) MVVM
17 18 (19.15%) VB.NET
18 16 (17.02%) HTML
18 16 (17.02%) Entity Framework
19 15 (15.96%) Apple iOS
19 15 (15.96%) Android
19 15 (15.96%) CSS
19 15 (15.96%) Finance

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.06%) Apache
Applications
1 23 (24.47%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.77%) MS Visio
2 12 (12.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (71.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.38%) Data Mining
4 5 (5.32%) MySQL
5 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (34.04%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (3.19%) Subversion
2 3 (3.19%) JIRA
2 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.06%) JUnit
3 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (15.96%) Finance
2 10 (10.64%) Back Office
3 6 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.26%) Retail
5 3 (3.19%) Marketing
5 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.06%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (81.91%) .NET
2 40 (42.55%) ASP.NET
3 38 (40.43%) Web Services
4 31 (32.98%) XML
5 28 (29.79%) WinForms
5 28 (29.79%) WCF
6 25 (26.60%) SOAP
7 24 (25.53%) .NET Framework
8 23 (24.47%) REST
9 22 (23.40%) WPF
10 16 (17.02%) HTML
10 16 (17.02%) Entity Framework
11 15 (15.96%) CSS
12 13 (13.83%) Silverlight
12 13 (13.83%) JSON
12 13 (13.83%) ServiceStack
12 13 (13.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 12 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (12.77%) jQuery
14 7 (7.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 29 (30.85%) N-Tier
2 8 (8.51%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.26%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.13%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.13%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) SCADA
6 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.06%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.53%) Windows
2 15 (15.96%) Android
2 15 (15.96%) Apple iOS
3 13 (13.83%) Windows Phone
3 13 (13.83%) Windows Phone 7
4 5 (5.32%) UNIX
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.13%) Linux
6 1 (1.06%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.79%) MVC
2 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.28%) Software Engineering
3 20 (21.28%) MVVM
4 14 (14.89%) Software Testing
4 14 (14.89%) OO
5 13 (13.83%) Dependency Injection
6 11 (11.70%) Mentoring
6 11 (11.70%) OOD
7 9 (9.57%) Web Development
8 8 (8.51%) SDLC
9 7 (7.45%) Scrum
10 6 (6.38%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.32%) TDD
11 5 (5.32%) ERP
12 4 (4.26%) Information Security
13 3 (3.19%) Risk Assessment
13 3 (3.19%) SOA
13 3 (3.19%) Network Design
13 3 (3.19%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (84.04%) C#
2 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
2 26 (27.66%) SQL
3 18 (19.15%) VB.NET
4 12 (12.77%) VB
4 12 (12.77%) Java
5 7 (7.45%) C
6 6 (6.38%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.26%) C++
7 4 (4.26%) PHP
7 4 (4.26%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.19%) PHP5
9 1 (1.06%) VB6
9 1 (1.06%) Ruby
9 1 (1.06%) Python
9 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) Degree
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.26%) QA
1 4 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
Vendors
1 45 (47.87%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.83%) Apple
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle
4 1 (1.06%) Google
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 per annum + healthcare, pension, 23 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £60k, Car Allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Frodsham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Northwich
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Ellesmere Port
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
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