The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Chester 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 43 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.34% 0.78% 3.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.80% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 7
Average salary £60,000 £28,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+110.52% -12.30%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Software Developer
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
259 250 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 89.00% 96.90% 94.47%
Number of salaries quoted 182 185 159
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,100 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Chester

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (60.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (20.00%) Delphi
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (20.00%) Ajax

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 1 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (60.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (20.00%) Ajax
5 1 (20.00%) WinForms
5 1 (20.00%) WCF
5 1 (20.00%) AppFabric
5 1 (20.00%) CSS3
5 1 (20.00%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft