Period
to 9 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 686 946 820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 28.34% 30.54% 35.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.25% 31.87% 36.74%
Number of salaries quoted 591 865 767
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £51,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.90%

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 2,345 2,968 2,232
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.86% 95.80% 97.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,828 2,270 1,884
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,175 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Cheshire

Developer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Developer in Cheshire

Developer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 2018. 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 -2 177 £45,000 +5.88% 38
Chester -1 95 £42,500 -2.30% 43
Wilmslow +2 94 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Knutsford -4 51 £37,500 -16.67% 16
Crewe +1 43 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Nantwich -2 35 £33,500 -4.29% 10
Macclesfield -6 16 £37,500 - 4
Daresbury -1 14 - -
Runcorn -2 11 £36,000 -7.69% 18
Northwich -9 4 £42,500 +25.93% 5
Ellesmere Port -5 3 £36,500 -18.89% 3
Frodsham - 3 £28,000 - 1
Winsford - 2 £38,250 - 1
Alderley Edge -2 1 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Congleton -2 1 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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.

1 356 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (47.67%) C#
3 322 (46.94%) .NET
4 315 (45.92%) SQL Server
5 309 (45.04%) JavaScript
6 246 (35.86%) HTML
7 231 (33.67%) MVC
8 218 (31.78%) SQL
9 217 (31.63%) AngularJS
10 208 (30.32%) CSS
11 201 (29.30%) ASP.NET
12 191 (27.84%) Microsoft
13 170 (24.78%) TDD
14 153 (22.30%) Java
15 151 (22.01%) OO
16 148 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
17 146 (21.28%) ASP.NET MVC
18 126 (18.37%) Scrum
19 118 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
20 117 (17.06%) PHP
21 104 (15.16%) ASP.NET Web API
22 87 (12.68%) Web Services
22 87 (12.68%) HTML5
23 85 (12.39%) Finance
24 83 (12.10%) jQuery
25 82 (11.95%) Enterprise Software
26 78 (11.37%) Git (software)
27 77 (11.22%) Greenfield Project
28 75 (10.93%) MySQL
29 72 (10.50%) Visual Studio

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 (2.19%) WordPress
2 8 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.02%) CMS
4 5 (0.73%) Confluence
4 5 (0.73%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.58%) IIS
5 4 (0.58%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.44%) Apache
6 3 (0.44%) JBoss
6 3 (0.44%) Jetty
6 3 (0.44%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.29%) Drupal
7 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.29%) OpenEdge
7 2 (0.29%) Perch
7 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.15%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.15%) SAS
8 1 (0.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (1.31%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.60%) Magento
3 5 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.29%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.15%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.15%) Shopify
7 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 52 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (4.23%) GitHub
4 13 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.73%) DigitalOcean
5 5 (0.73%) Office 365
6 4 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.44%) npm
7 3 (0.44%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.44%) SaaS
7 3 (0.44%) Serverless
8 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.29%) Asana
8 2 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.29%) Datadog
8 2 (0.29%) Yarn
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.98%) Internet
2 24 (3.50%) Hyperconnected
3 5 (0.73%) HTTP
3 5 (0.73%) Intranet
4 2 (0.29%) DNS
4 2 (0.29%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.29%) VoIP
5 1 (0.15%) ATM
5 1 (0.15%) Firewall
5 1 (0.15%) Nortel Meridian
5 1 (0.15%) PABX
5 1 (0.15%) SMS
5 1 (0.15%) SSL
5 1 (0.15%) VPN
5 1 (0.15%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (45.92%) SQL Server
2 75 (10.93%) MySQL
3 59 (8.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 52 (7.58%) MongoDB
5 45 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 43 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (5.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (5.10%) NoSQL
9 33 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (4.08%) RavenDB
11 26 (3.79%) MariaDB
12 24 (3.50%) Big Data
13 19 (2.77%) Oracle Database
14 14 (2.04%) Relational Database
15 10 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (1.02%) QlikView
18 6 (0.87%) OLAP
18 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 78 (11.37%) Git (software)
2 72 (10.50%) Visual Studio
3 51 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (2.92%) PHPUnit
5 15 (2.19%) JIRA
6 14 (2.04%) Oracle APEX
7 11 (1.60%) gulp
7 11 (1.60%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.31%) Gradle
8 9 (1.31%) Subversion
9 7 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.87%) Grunt
10 6 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.87%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.87%) webpack
11 5 (0.73%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.73%) NUnit
11 5 (0.73%) Xcode
12 4 (0.58%) Maven
13 3 (0.44%) Moq
General
1 85 (12.39%) Finance
2 69 (10.06%) Advertising
3 34 (4.96%) Banking
4 19 (2.77%) Games
5 16 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.90%) Law
6 13 (1.90%) Marketing
7 12 (1.75%) Retail
8 10 (1.46%) Legal
9 9 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.44%) Automotive
12 2 (0.29%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (46.94%) .NET
2 246 (35.86%) HTML
3 217 (31.63%) AngularJS
4 208 (30.32%) CSS
5 201 (29.30%) ASP.NET
6 146 (21.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 104 (15.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 87 (12.68%) HTML5
8 87 (12.68%) Web Services
9 83 (12.10%) jQuery
10 68 (9.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 64 (9.33%) .NET Framework
12 62 (9.04%) REST
13 58 (8.45%) RESTful
14 54 (7.87%) WCF
15 53 (7.73%) CSS3
16 48 (7.00%) Spring
17 46 (6.71%) .NET Core
18 43 (6.27%) React
19 41 (5.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.95%) Enterprise Software
2 77 (11.22%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.81%) User Experience
5 18 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.48%) Fintech
6 17 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.33%) PMI
8 15 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.75%) Internet of Things
10 9 (1.31%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.02%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.02%) Online Banking
12 5 (0.73%) NHS
12 5 (0.73%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.58%) Blog
14 3 (0.44%) EPoS
14 3 (0.44%) IVR
14 3 (0.44%) Mobile Payment
14 3 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (5.39%) Linux
2 33 (4.81%) Unix
3 25 (3.64%) Windows
4 20 (2.92%) Android
5 17 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.73%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.15%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (33.67%) MVC
3 170 (24.78%) TDD
4 151 (22.01%) OO
5 148 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
6 126 (18.37%) Scrum
7 118 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
8 70 (10.20%) Web Development
9 69 (10.06%) Web Application Development
10 62 (9.04%) Decision-Making
10 62 (9.04%) Software Engineering
11 58 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (7.73%) DevOps
13 51 (7.43%) SDLC
14 47 (6.85%) Test Automation
15 45 (6.56%) Dependency Injection
16 42 (6.12%) Computer Science
16 42 (6.12%) ETL
17 39 (5.69%) Kanban
18 37 (5.39%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 327 (47.67%) C#
2 309 (45.04%) JavaScript
3 218 (31.78%) SQL
4 153 (22.30%) Java
5 117 (17.06%) PHP
6 64 (9.33%) T-SQL
7 21 (3.06%) TypeScript
7 21 (3.06%) VB.NET
8 17 (2.48%) PL/SQL
9 14 (2.04%) C++
9 14 (2.04%) VB
10 12 (1.75%) Java 8
10 12 (1.75%) Python
11 10 (1.46%) Ruby
12 7 (1.02%) ES6
12 7 (1.02%) Objective-C
13 6 (0.87%) C
13 6 (0.87%) Perl
14 4 (0.58%) VB6
15 3 (0.44%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 51 (7.43%) Degree
2 16 (2.33%) PMI Certification
3 14 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.29%) CEH
5 2 (0.29%) CISA
5 2 (0.29%) CISM
5 2 (0.29%) CISSP
6 1 (0.15%) MCSA
6 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.46%) QA
2 4 (0.58%) GDPR
3 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) PMO
4 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.44%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.44%) Docker
1 3 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.29%) SQL Sentry
3 1 (0.15%) Kibana
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.15%) SCCM
3 1 (0.15%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 191 (27.84%) Microsoft
2 36 (5.25%) Oracle
3 25 (3.64%) Facebook
4 16 (2.33%) Google
5 15 (2.19%) New Relic
6 12 (1.75%) Tableau
7 10 (1.46%) Xamarin
7 10 (1.46%) Zend
8 3 (0.44%) Nintex
8 3 (0.44%) Progress
8 3 (0.44%) SAP
8 3 (0.44%) Sybase
8 3 (0.44%) Twitter
8 3 (0.44%) VMware
9 2 (0.29%) Avaya
9 2 (0.29%) BT
9 2 (0.29%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 2 (0.29%) IBM
9 2 (0.29%) Ping Identity
9 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com