Period
to 17 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

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
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 256 405 610
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.12% 31.86% 29.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.64% 33.50% 30.56%
Number of salaries quoted 193 331 475
10th Percentile £29,800 £30,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £54,750 £52,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £65,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 809 1,209 1,996
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 95.12% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 616 955 1,467
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £34,826 £35,000 £32,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £57,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £68,750
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%

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 17 May 2021.

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 17 May 2021. 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 +5 70 £45,000 - 31
Chester +1 37 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Knutsford -2 30 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Crewe +1 26 £46,250 +2.78% 8
Macclesfield +2 15 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Daresbury - 11 £65,000 -
Northwich -1 9 - -
Middlewich - 6 - -
Ellesmere Port +3 3 - - 2
Congleton 0 3 £52,500 +20.00%
Nantwich 0 3 £53,750 -2.27%
Runcorn -4 3 £50,000 +66.67% 1
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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.

1 102 (39.84%) SQL
2 89 (34.77%) C#
3 84 (32.81%) JavaScript
3 84 (32.81%) .NET
4 78 (30.47%) HTML
5 75 (29.30%) CSS
6 71 (27.73%) SQL Server
7 63 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (20.70%) Degree
8 53 (20.70%) .NET Core
9 49 (19.14%) Problem-Solving
9 49 (19.14%) Azure
10 47 (18.36%) Git (software)
11 45 (17.58%) MVC
12 41 (16.02%) Machine Learning
13 40 (15.63%) Microsoft
14 39 (15.23%) React
15 37 (14.45%) Social Skills
15 37 (14.45%) HTML5
16 34 (13.28%) Java
17 33 (12.89%) TDD
17 33 (12.89%) Artificial Intelligence
17 33 (12.89%) Web Development
18 32 (12.50%) RESTful
19 31 (12.11%) T-SQL
20 30 (11.72%) Business Intelligence
20 30 (11.72%) Node.js
21 29 (11.33%) Unit Testing
22 27 (10.55%) .NET Framework
22 27 (10.55%) AngularJS

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 5 (1.95%) CMS
1 5 (1.95%) IIS
2 4 (1.56%) Confluence
2 4 (1.56%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.78%) WordPress
5 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.39%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.39%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Infor LN
1 1 (0.39%) Magento
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.39%) Shopify
1 1 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 49 (19.14%) Azure
2 21 (8.20%) Power Platform
3 18 (7.03%) AWS
4 8 (3.13%) Serverless
5 4 (1.56%) SaaS
6 3 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.17%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.78%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.78%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.39%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (0.39%) Azure Service Bus
8 1 (0.39%) Firebase
8 1 (0.39%) GCP
8 1 (0.39%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.39%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.69%) FTP
2 3 (1.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (27.73%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.16%) MySQL
3 25 (9.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (8.59%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (8.59%) Relational Database
6 21 (8.20%) Power BI
7 18 (7.03%) MongoDB
8 14 (5.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (4.69%) QlikView
10 10 (3.91%) RDBMS
11 9 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (3.13%) Tableau
13 7 (2.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2019
15 3 (1.17%) KNIME
15 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
15 3 (1.17%) Tableau Desktop
15 3 (1.17%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 47 (18.36%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.64%) Grunt
2 17 (6.64%) gulp
2 17 (6.64%) webpack
3 6 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.95%) JIRA
4 5 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (1.95%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.17%) Selenium
5 3 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.78%) MSTest
6 2 (0.78%) NUnit
6 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.39%) Firebug
7 1 (0.39%) GitLab
7 1 (0.39%) Gradle
7 1 (0.39%) JMeter
7 1 (0.39%) JSUnit
7 1 (0.39%) Maven
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (14.45%) Social Skills
2 25 (9.77%) Finance
3 14 (5.47%) Retail
4 12 (4.69%) Local Government
5 11 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.52%) Automotive
7 8 (3.13%) Marketing
8 5 (1.95%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.17%) Law
10 2 (0.78%) Banking
10 2 (0.78%) Front Office
11 1 (0.39%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.39%) Legal
11 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (32.81%) .NET
2 78 (30.47%) HTML
3 75 (29.30%) CSS
4 53 (20.70%) .NET Core
5 39 (15.23%) React
6 37 (14.45%) HTML5
7 32 (12.50%) RESTful
8 30 (11.72%) Node.js
9 27 (10.55%) .NET Framework
9 27 (10.55%) AngularJS
10 26 (10.16%) ASP.NET
10 26 (10.16%) jQuery
11 25 (9.77%) CSS3
12 22 (8.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (8.20%) Redux
14 19 (7.42%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (7.03%) Entity Framework
16 17 (6.64%) Express
17 16 (6.25%) WPF
18 13 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.77%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (4.30%) User Experience
3 9 (3.52%) Fixed Income
4 6 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.56%) Cloud Native
5 4 (1.56%) Derivative
6 3 (1.17%) Internet of Things
6 3 (1.17%) iPhone
6 3 (1.17%) NHS
6 3 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.39%) Blog
7 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.39%) IVR
7 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.39%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.39%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.64%) Linux
2 12 (4.69%) Unix
3 5 (1.95%) Android
4 4 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.56%) Windows
5 3 (1.17%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (19.14%) Problem-Solving
3 45 (17.58%) MVC
4 41 (16.02%) Machine Learning
5 33 (12.89%) Artificial Intelligence
5 33 (12.89%) TDD
5 33 (12.89%) Web Development
6 30 (11.72%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (11.33%) Unit Testing
8 25 (9.77%) ETL
9 24 (9.38%) Software Engineering
10 23 (8.98%) Analytics
10 23 (8.98%) Microservices
11 18 (7.03%) OO
11 18 (7.03%) SOLID
12 17 (6.64%) Asynchronous Programming
12 17 (6.64%) Computer Science
12 17 (6.64%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (6.64%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
13 16 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 102 (39.84%) SQL
2 89 (34.77%) C#
3 84 (32.81%) JavaScript
4 34 (13.28%) Java
5 31 (12.11%) T-SQL
6 16 (6.25%) PHP
6 16 (6.25%) TypeScript
7 13 (5.08%) Java 8
8 11 (4.30%) Python
9 8 (3.13%) C
9 8 (3.13%) C++
9 8 (3.13%) Go
10 7 (2.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (1.95%) VB
11 5 (1.95%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.56%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.56%) ES6
12 4 (1.56%) Perl
12 4 (1.56%) VBScript
13 3 (1.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (20.70%) Degree
2 12 (4.69%) CIW
2 12 (4.69%) OCA
2 12 (4.69%) OCAJ
2 12 (4.69%) Oracle Certification
3 11 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.47%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (4.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.64%) Oracle
3 13 (5.08%) Telerik
4 10 (3.91%) Xamarin
5 8 (3.13%) Zend
6 4 (1.56%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.17%) Google
8 2 (0.78%) Adobe
8 2 (0.78%) Infor
9 1 (0.39%) Apple
9 1 (0.39%) SAP
9 1 (0.39%) Sparx