Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,021 805 728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.47% 35.73% 28.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.71% 36.94% 29.92%
Number of salaries quoted 850 750 676
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,325 £53,300 £53,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 3,220 2,179 2,433
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.72% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,395 1,743 2,099
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £56,000
North West median annual salary £42,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.88% - +2.56%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 0 214 £45,000 +12.50% 34
Chester +1 177 £42,500 +13.33% 35
Knutsford -9 93 £49,250 +40.71% 10
Macclesfield 0 92 £41,250 +5.77% 18
Crewe 0 81 £40,000 +2.56% 16
Wilmslow -1 59 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Nantwich -1 28 £34,000 -24.44% 4
Runcorn 0 22 £38,000 +8.57% 9
Alderley Edge +1 20 £37,500 +36.36% 3
Congleton 0 20 £35,000 +7.69%
Northwich -1 20 £42,500 +19.72% 2
Sandbach +5 7 £37,500 - 1
Daresbury +1 5 £47,500 +39.71%
Ellesmere Port -1 2 £43,750 -2.78% 1
Middlewich - 1 £37,500 -
Winsford - 1 £36,500 -
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 538 (52.69%) Agile Software Development
2 472 (46.23%) C#
3 461 (45.15%) .NET
4 443 (43.39%) JavaScript
5 403 (39.47%) SQL Server
6 395 (38.69%) MVC
7 350 (34.28%) HTML
8 347 (33.99%) SQL
9 322 (31.54%) ASP.NET
10 307 (30.07%) CSS
11 265 (25.95%) Java
12 246 (24.09%) AngularJS
13 221 (21.65%) Git (software)
14 215 (21.06%) Finance
15 200 (19.59%) ASP.NET MVC
16 185 (18.12%) jQuery
17 183 (17.92%) TDD
18 182 (17.83%) PHP
19 179 (17.53%) Web Services
20 172 (16.85%) Microsoft
21 158 (15.48%) MySQL
22 155 (15.18%) RESTful
22 155 (15.18%) ASP.NET Web API
23 150 (14.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 150 (14.69%) Node.js
24 149 (14.59%) OO
25 135 (13.22%) Spring
26 125 (12.24%) .NET Framework
27 119 (11.66%) BDD
27 119 (11.66%) Web Application Development

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 36 (3.53%) Tomcat
2 32 (3.13%) CMS
3 30 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (2.74%) JBoss
5 26 (2.55%) Umbraco
6 19 (1.86%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.67%) Apache
7 17 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.08%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.98%) Drupal
9 10 (0.98%) Jetty
9 10 (0.98%) Mule
10 9 (0.88%) WordPress
11 8 (0.78%) IIS
12 7 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.59%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.59%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (1.96%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.08%) Chatbot
2 11 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.098%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 42 (4.11%) Magento
2 11 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.49%) BASE24
5 4 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.098%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.098%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 90 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.64%) GitHub
4 20 (1.96%) DigitalOcean
5 11 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 10 (0.98%) Office 365
7 8 (0.78%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.39%) iTunes
9 4 (0.39%) npm
10 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.29%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.29%) SaaS
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.20%) CheetahMail
11 2 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.20%) Pure360
12 1 (0.098%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.23%) Internet
2 13 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.69%) HTTP
4 3 (0.29%) Hyperconnected
4 3 (0.29%) SSH
5 2 (0.20%) Intranet
5 2 (0.20%) POP3
5 2 (0.20%) SMS
5 2 (0.20%) SMTP
6 1 (0.098%) ATM
6 1 (0.098%) DNS
6 1 (0.098%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.098%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.098%) Wireless
6 1 (0.098%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 403 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 158 (15.48%) MySQL
3 97 (9.50%) NoSQL
4 88 (8.62%) SQL Server 2016
5 81 (7.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 77 (7.54%) MongoDB
7 68 (6.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 66 (6.46%) SQL Server 2014
9 61 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
10 55 (5.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 39 (3.82%) Power BI
12 31 (3.04%) Relational Database
13 30 (2.94%) Big Data
14 29 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
15 26 (2.55%) Oracle Database
16 18 (1.76%) QlikView
17 15 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
18 14 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
19 12 (1.18%) DB2
19 12 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 221 (21.65%) Git (software)
2 76 (7.44%) Jenkins
3 55 (5.39%) JUnit
4 46 (4.51%) Visual Studio
5 42 (4.11%) JIRA
6 40 (3.92%) Maven
7 39 (3.82%) Subversion
8 32 (3.13%) TeamCity
9 30 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (2.15%) Gradle
10 22 (2.15%) PHPUnit
11 17 (1.67%) Selenium
12 16 (1.57%) Cucumber
12 16 (1.57%) Mercurial
12 16 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (1.37%) Bitbucket
13 14 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
14 10 (0.98%) Grunt
14 10 (0.98%) Hudson
14 10 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 215 (21.06%) Finance
2 103 (10.09%) Advertising
3 67 (6.56%) Banking
4 43 (4.21%) Games
5 35 (3.43%) Marketing
6 20 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.76%) Retail
8 14 (1.37%) Legal
9 13 (1.27%) Law
10 12 (1.18%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.18%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.69%) Automotive
12 4 (0.39%) Back Office
12 4 (0.39%) Publishing
13 3 (0.29%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.098%) Electronics
15 1 (0.098%) International Banking
15 1 (0.098%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 461 (45.15%) .NET
2 350 (34.28%) HTML
3 322 (31.54%) ASP.NET
4 307 (30.07%) CSS
5 246 (24.09%) AngularJS
6 200 (19.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 185 (18.12%) jQuery
8 179 (17.53%) Web Services
9 155 (15.18%) ASP.NET Web API
9 155 (15.18%) RESTful
10 150 (14.69%) Node.js
10 150 (14.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 135 (13.22%) Spring
12 125 (12.24%) .NET Framework
13 116 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 110 (10.77%) WCF
15 103 (10.09%) REST
16 100 (9.79%) HTML5
17 81 (7.93%) React
18 80 (7.84%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.91%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (4.51%) User Experience
3 44 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
5 38 (3.72%) Computer Science
6 35 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (3.33%) Mobile App
8 31 (3.04%) Linux Command Line
9 30 (2.94%) Client/Server
9 30 (2.94%) Fintech
10 17 (1.67%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.98%) CMDB
12 9 (0.88%) W3C
13 8 (0.78%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.69%) VSAM
15 6 (0.59%) RIA
16 5 (0.49%) IBM Mainframe
16 5 (0.49%) IVR
17 4 (0.39%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 88 (8.62%) Linux
2 48 (4.70%) Unix
3 44 (4.31%) Apple iOS
4 42 (4.11%) Windows
5 38 (3.72%) Android
6 11 (1.08%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.78%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.29%) Debian
10 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.20%) SUSE
11 1 (0.098%) AIX
11 1 (0.098%) CentOS
11 1 (0.098%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.098%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.098%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (52.69%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (38.69%) MVC
3 183 (17.92%) TDD
4 149 (14.59%) OO
5 119 (11.66%) BDD
5 119 (11.66%) Web Application Development
6 110 (10.77%) Web Development
7 108 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
8 98 (9.60%) Scrum
9 85 (8.33%) SDLC
10 80 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
11 79 (7.74%) Software Engineering
12 70 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (6.17%) Unit Testing
14 60 (5.88%) Test Automation
15 54 (5.29%) Dependency Injection
16 51 (5.00%) Waterfall
17 50 (4.90%) Front End Development
18 42 (4.11%) ETL
19 41 (4.02%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 472 (46.23%) C#
2 443 (43.39%) JavaScript
3 347 (33.99%) SQL
4 265 (25.95%) Java
5 182 (17.83%) PHP
6 99 (9.70%) T-SQL
7 89 (8.72%) Ruby
8 50 (4.90%) Python
9 36 (3.53%) PL/SQL
9 36 (3.53%) VB.NET
10 22 (2.15%) F#
11 19 (1.86%) TypeScript
12 18 (1.76%) C++
12 18 (1.76%) Java 8
13 17 (1.67%) C
13 17 (1.67%) VB
14 14 (1.37%) Apple Swift
14 14 (1.37%) Objective-C
15 12 (1.18%) PHP 5
15 12 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 108 (10.58%) Degree
2 35 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (1.18%) HND
5 8 (0.78%) CISSP
6 7 (0.69%) CSSLP
7 5 (0.49%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.39%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.20%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.20%) MCPD
9 2 (0.20%) MCSD
9 2 (0.20%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.20%) PMP
9 2 (0.20%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.098%) CIPFA
10 1 (0.098%) MCSE
10 1 (0.098%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (0.98%) QA
2 6 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.29%) SLA
4 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.098%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (2.45%) Docker
2 11 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.49%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (2.25%) Kibana
2 22 (2.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 22 (2.15%) WSUS
3 12 (1.18%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.098%) Nagios
7 1 (0.098%) Puppet
Vendors
1 172 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 78 (7.64%) Oracle
3 74 (7.25%) Google
4 37 (3.62%) Twitter
5 26 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (2.25%) Zend
7 21 (2.06%) Adobe
8 20 (1.96%) New Relic
9 18 (1.76%) Xamarin
10 17 (1.67%) Facebook
11 14 (1.37%) Capita
11 14 (1.37%) IBM
12 13 (1.27%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.08%) Tableau
14 10 (0.98%) Apple
14 10 (0.98%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.59%) Yahoo!
16 5 (0.49%) CA
16 5 (0.49%) Sun
17 4 (0.39%) TIBCO