Period
to 24 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 264 599 709
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 36.21% 35.01% 28.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 38.32% 35.93% 29.07%
Number of salaries quoted 320 524 646
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £36,125 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,625 £63,750 £63,119
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 689 1,667 2,439
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 97.43% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 549 1,356 1,894
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £30,750 £24,000 £25,413
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Cheshire

Developer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Developer in Cheshire

Developer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Developer in Cheshire

Developer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +1 84 £50,000 +16.28% 27
Chester +1 38 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Wilmslow +1 29 £45,000 - 4
Knutsford +3 17 £80,000 +35.59% 8
Crewe 0 16 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Macclesfield +1 8 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Daresbury 0 6 £50,000 +49.25% 1
Northwich -16 6 £41,000 -3.53% 1
Alderley Edge -2 4 £51,000 -7.27% 1
Runcorn -1 2 £45,000 - 4
Nantwich 0 1 £24,500 -30.00% 4
Congleton - 1 £47,500 -
Winsford - 1 £52,500 - 1
Widnes - 1 £27,500 - 1
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 141 (53.41%) .NET
2 137 (51.89%) C#
3 130 (49.24%) SQL
4 123 (46.59%) JavaScript
5 93 (35.23%) MVC
6 91 (34.47%) HTML
7 87 (32.95%) CSS
8 84 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
9 81 (30.68%) SQL Server
10 70 (26.52%) .NET Core
11 67 (25.38%) ASP.NET
12 60 (22.73%) Web Development
13 54 (20.45%) Git (software)
14 53 (20.08%) Azure
15 48 (18.18%) AngularJS
16 46 (17.42%) REST
17 42 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
18 41 (15.53%) Microsoft
19 40 (15.15%) React
20 39 (14.77%) jQuery
21 38 (14.39%) SDLC
22 34 (12.88%) .NET Framework
23 33 (12.50%) Analytical Thinking
24 32 (12.12%) Java
25 31 (11.74%) TDD
25 31 (11.74%) Innovative Thinking
25 31 (11.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
26 29 (10.98%) PHP
26 29 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
27 27 (10.23%) Entity Framework

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (5.68%) CMS
2 11 (4.17%) WordPress
3 5 (1.89%) Apache
4 4 (1.52%) Liferay
5 3 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.76%) IIS
6 2 (0.76%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.89%) Magento
2 3 (1.14%) Shopify
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 53 (20.08%) Azure
2 26 (9.85%) AWS
3 20 (7.58%) Power Platform
4 15 (5.68%) GitHub
5 7 (2.65%) Serverless
6 4 (1.52%) NuGet
7 3 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.14%) GCP
8 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.76%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.38%) AWS Step Functions
9 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.38%) Office 365
9 1 (0.38%) PaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.38%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.38%) SaaS
9 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) Intranet
2 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (30.68%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (7.58%) Power BI
4 19 (7.20%) MySQL
4 19 (7.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (3.41%) MongoDB
9 8 (3.03%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.65%) Tableau
11 5 (1.89%) QlikView
12 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2019
13 2 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.76%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
14 1 (0.38%) Big Data
14 1 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 54 (20.45%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.82%) TeamCity
3 17 (6.44%) JIRA
4 14 (5.30%) Grunt
4 14 (5.30%) gulp
4 14 (5.30%) NUnit
4 14 (5.30%) webpack
5 13 (4.92%) Selenium
6 9 (3.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.03%) MSTest
8 6 (2.27%) IntelliJ
8 6 (2.27%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.27%) JUnit
8 6 (2.27%) Mockito
9 5 (1.89%) Gradle
9 5 (1.89%) Subversion
10 4 (1.52%) Moq
10 4 (1.52%) PHPUnit
11 3 (1.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 25 (9.47%) Finance
2 7 (2.65%) Local Government
3 5 (1.89%) Back Office
4 4 (1.52%) Games
5 3 (1.14%) Automotive
5 3 (1.14%) Marketing
5 3 (1.14%) Public Sector
6 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Social Housing
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (53.41%) .NET
2 91 (34.47%) HTML
3 87 (32.95%) CSS
4 70 (26.52%) .NET Core
5 67 (25.38%) ASP.NET
6 48 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 46 (17.42%) REST
8 40 (15.15%) React
9 39 (14.77%) jQuery
10 34 (12.88%) .NET Framework
11 31 (11.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 27 (10.23%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (10.23%) Entity Framework
12 27 (10.23%) Node.js
13 26 (9.85%) Web Services
14 24 (9.09%) RESTful
15 23 (8.71%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (7.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 18 (6.82%) HTML5
18 15 (5.68%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (9.85%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (6.06%) User Experience
4 14 (5.30%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.65%) Blog
5 7 (2.65%) PlayStation
6 6 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.52%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.38%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.38%) Online Games
11 1 (0.38%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.55%) Linux
2 4 (1.52%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.52%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.14%) Android
4 1 (0.38%) Unix
4 1 (0.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (35.23%) MVC
2 84 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (22.73%) Web Development
4 38 (14.39%) SDLC
5 33 (12.50%) Analytical Thinking
6 31 (11.74%) Innovative Thinking
6 31 (11.74%) TDD
7 29 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (9.09%) Front End Development
8 24 (9.09%) Microservices
9 20 (7.58%) DevOps
10 19 (7.20%) OO
11 18 (6.82%) OOP
12 17 (6.44%) Pair Programming
13 14 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (5.30%) Workflow
14 13 (4.92%) Unit Testing
15 12 (4.55%) ETL
15 12 (4.55%) Server Management
15 12 (4.55%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (51.89%) C#
2 130 (49.24%) SQL
3 123 (46.59%) JavaScript
4 32 (12.12%) Java
5 29 (10.98%) PHP
6 13 (4.92%) T-SQL
7 10 (3.79%) Python
8 8 (3.03%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.52%) C++
9 4 (1.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (1.52%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.14%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.76%) ES6
11 2 (0.76%) Java 8
11 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.76%) R
12 1 (0.38%) Delphi
12 1 (0.38%) Go
12 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (8.33%) Degree
2 14 (5.30%) PhD
3 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.14%) MCPD
4 3 (1.14%) MCSD
5 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) GDPR
2 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (4.55%) cPanel
2 8 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 41 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.92%) Google
3 9 (3.41%) Xamarin
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle
4 3 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.14%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.76%) SAP
6 1 (0.38%) IBM
6 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards