The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Chester region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 41 38 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.78% 1.94% 5.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 2.04% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 10
Average salary £51,250 £32,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.91% -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £28,100 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £43,750 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
238 245 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 92.61% 94.96% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 165 164 163
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Developer
Cheshire

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
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Chester region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Chester

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (60.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) OO
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (40.00%) HTML5
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) jQuery
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (30.00%) CSS
6 2 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (20.00%) PHP
6 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Ajax
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (10.00%) AppFabric

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) PhoneGap
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (60.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (40.00%) HTML5
4 3 (30.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) Ajax
6 1 (10.00%) AppFabric
6 1 (10.00%) CSS3
6 1 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (10.00%) WCF
6 1 (10.00%) WinForms
6 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) Delphi
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft