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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 70 51 73
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 59 67 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.02% 4.22% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% 4.49% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 55 64 46
Average salary £30,000 £34,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,150 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
1825 1492 2010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.54% 94.01% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1482 1221 1661
Average salary £35,154 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.44% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +3 22 £30,000 -14.28%
Crewe 0 5 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Warrington -30 5 £32,000 -5.88% 1
Knutsford -5 4 £40,000 -11.11%
Nantwich - 1 - -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 95 (74.22%) C#
1 95 (74.22%) .NET
2 78 (60.94%) SQL Server
3 59 (46.09%) ASP.NET
4 56 (43.75%) SQL
5 45 (35.16%) JavaScript
6 38 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (25.78%) HTML
8 32 (25.00%) Finance
9 29 (22.66%) jQuery
10 27 (21.09%) TDD
10 27 (21.09%) T-SQL
10 27 (21.09%) Microsoft
11 25 (19.53%) .NET Framework
11 25 (19.53%) VB.NET
11 25 (19.53%) Visual Studio
12 24 (18.75%) CSS
13 23 (17.97%) Web Services
13 23 (17.97%) Subversion
14 22 (17.19%) Git (software)
14 22 (17.19%) WCF
15 21 (16.41%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (15.63%) Mentoring
16 20 (15.63%) Automotive
16 20 (15.63%) MVC
17 19 (14.84%) Software Engineering
18 18 (14.06%) SOA
18 18 (14.06%) MS Excel
19 16 (12.50%) Windows
19 16 (12.50%) MVVM

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 8 (6.25%) IIS
2 3 (2.34%) Apache
2 3 (2.34%) nginx
2 3 (2.34%) NServiceBus
2 3 (2.34%) uWSGI
3 2 (1.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (14.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.47%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.56%) Intranet
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (60.94%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (8.59%) MySQL
4 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.91%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.34%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.78%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (19.53%) Visual Studio
2 23 (17.97%) Subversion
3 22 (17.19%) Git (software)
4 10 (7.81%) Mercurial
5 9 (7.03%) JIRA
6 2 (1.56%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.56%) StyleCop
6 2 (1.56%) NDepend
6 2 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.78%) Firebug
General
1 32 (25.00%) Finance
2 20 (15.63%) Automotive
3 15 (11.72%) Retail
4 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.91%) Games
6 4 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.56%) Billing
9 1 (0.78%) Marketing
9 1 (0.78%) Legal
9 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (74.22%) .NET
2 59 (46.09%) ASP.NET
3 33 (25.78%) HTML
4 29 (22.66%) jQuery
5 25 (19.53%) .NET Framework
6 24 (18.75%) CSS
7 23 (17.97%) Web Services
8 22 (17.19%) WCF
9 15 (11.72%) WPF
9 15 (11.72%) HTML5
10 13 (10.16%) LINQ
11 12 (9.38%) Ajax
12 11 (8.59%) WinForms
13 9 (7.03%) AngularJS
14 8 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (5.47%) Silverlight
15 7 (5.47%) XML
15 7 (5.47%) SOAP
16 6 (4.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 5 (3.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.69%) Computer Science
1 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.13%) Social Network
2 4 (3.13%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.13%) N-Tier
2 4 (3.13%) Mobile Games
3 2 (1.56%) User Experience
4 1 (0.78%) W3C
4 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.50%) Windows
2 12 (9.38%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Android
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.09%) TDD
3 20 (15.63%) MVC
3 20 (15.63%) Mentoring
4 19 (14.84%) Software Engineering
5 18 (14.06%) SOA
6 16 (12.50%) MVVM
7 15 (11.72%) Scrum
8 12 (9.38%) OO
9 11 (8.59%) iOS Development
10 10 (7.81%) Web Development
11 8 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.25%) Build Automation
12 6 (4.69%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.69%) OOD
13 5 (3.91%) Project Management
14 4 (3.13%) Data Analysis
14 4 (3.13%) OOP
14 4 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
15 3 (2.34%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 95 (74.22%) C#
2 56 (43.75%) SQL
3 45 (35.16%) JavaScript
4 27 (21.09%) T-SQL
5 25 (19.53%) VB.NET
6 13 (10.16%) VB
7 10 (7.81%) PHP
7 10 (7.81%) Python
7 10 (7.81%) C++
8 7 (5.47%) C
8 7 (5.47%) Ada
8 7 (5.47%) VB6
9 6 (4.69%) Java
9 6 (4.69%) PHP5
10 5 (3.91%) Ruby
11 3 (2.34%) VBScript
11 3 (2.34%) Perl
12 2 (1.56%) VBA
13 1 (0.78%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 15 (11.72%) Degree
2 8 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.56%) MCTS
Vendors
1 27 (21.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.47%) BT
3 3 (2.34%) Telerik
3 3 (2.34%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.56%) Google
4 2 (1.56%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.56%) DevExpress
4 2 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle
5 1 (0.78%) VMware
5 1 (0.78%) Sencha
5 1 (0.78%) Twitter
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