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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 90 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 34 73 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.01% 3.76% 4.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 3.98% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 32 66 65
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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
1624 1833 1537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.15% 94.53% 94.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1334 1462 1245
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Macclesfield +9 11 £35,000 +16.66%
Warrington +2 8 £35,000 +48.93% 4
Runcorn - 5 £40,000 -
Chester -5 1 £40,000 -33.33% 3
Crewe -8 1 £19,000 -45.71% 1
Widnes - 1 £45,000 -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 72 (84.71%) C#
2 70 (82.35%) .NET
3 69 (81.18%) SQL Server
4 46 (54.12%) Microsoft
5 45 (52.94%) ASP.NET
6 33 (38.82%) Visual Studio
7 32 (37.65%) Web Services
7 32 (37.65%) XML
8 28 (32.94%) MVC
8 28 (32.94%) WinForms
9 27 (31.76%) WCF
10 26 (30.59%) SQL
10 26 (30.59%) N-Tier
11 25 (29.41%) MS Excel
11 25 (29.41%) JavaScript
12 23 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (27.06%) WPF
12 23 (27.06%) SOAP
13 22 (25.88%) VB.NET
14 21 (24.71%) Windows
14 21 (24.71%) REST
15 20 (23.53%) .NET Framework
16 19 (22.35%) Software Engineering
16 19 (22.35%) MVVM
17 16 (18.82%) OO
17 16 (18.82%) HTML
17 16 (18.82%) Android
17 16 (18.82%) Apple iOS
17 16 (18.82%) Entity Framework
18 14 (16.47%) ServiceStack

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (2.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.18%) Apache
Applications
1 25 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.29%) MS Visio
2 13 (15.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (81.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.06%) Data Mining
4 4 (4.71%) MySQL
4 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 33 (38.82%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (4.71%) Subversion
2 4 (4.71%) JIRA
2 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.18%) JUnit
3 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (8.24%) Back Office
1 7 (8.24%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.53%) Marketing
5 2 (2.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (82.35%) .NET
2 45 (52.94%) ASP.NET
3 32 (37.65%) Web Services
3 32 (37.65%) XML
4 28 (32.94%) WinForms
5 27 (31.76%) WCF
6 23 (27.06%) WPF
6 23 (27.06%) SOAP
7 21 (24.71%) REST
8 20 (23.53%) .NET Framework
9 16 (18.82%) Entity Framework
9 16 (18.82%) HTML
10 14 (16.47%) Silverlight
10 14 (16.47%) ServiceStack
10 14 (16.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 13 (15.29%) jQuery
12 12 (14.12%) CSS
13 11 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (11.76%) JSON
15 8 (9.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (30.59%) N-Tier
2 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.35%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.35%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.18%) Physics
5 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.71%) Windows
2 16 (18.82%) Android
2 16 (18.82%) Apple iOS
3 14 (16.47%) Windows Phone
3 14 (16.47%) Windows Phone 7
4 2 (2.35%) UNIX
5 1 (1.18%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.94%) MVC
2 23 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.35%) Software Engineering
3 19 (22.35%) MVVM
4 16 (18.82%) OO
5 14 (16.47%) Dependency Injection
5 14 (16.47%) Software Testing
6 13 (15.29%) OOD
7 9 (10.59%) Web Development
8 8 (9.41%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.06%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.88%) ERP
10 5 (5.88%) Scrum
11 4 (4.71%) Software Architecture
11 4 (4.71%) SDLC
12 3 (3.53%) OOP
13 2 (2.35%) Business Intelligence
13 2 (2.35%) B2B
13 2 (2.35%) Regression Testing
13 2 (2.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 72 (84.71%) C#
2 26 (30.59%) SQL
3 25 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 22 (25.88%) VB.NET
5 10 (11.76%) VB
6 7 (8.24%) T-SQL
7 6 (7.06%) Java
8 5 (5.88%) PHP
9 4 (4.71%) PHP5
10 3 (3.53%) VB6
11 2 (2.35%) C
11 2 (2.35%) C++
12 1 (1.18%) Ruby
12 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 46 (54.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.47%) Apple
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle
4 1 (1.18%) Google
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 per annum + healthcare, pension, 23 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, life
Posted: 8 days ago