Period
to 23 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 837 923 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.04% 35.27% 32.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.08% 36.66% 33.36%
Number of salaries quoted 700 842 664
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 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £52,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 2,981 2,518 2,143
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.22% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2,258 1,971 1,846
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,750 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 July 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 July 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 -2 181 £45,000 +12.50% 44
Chester 0 98 £40,000 +3.90% 53
Crewe 0 86 £40,000 - 13
Knutsford -6 85 £50,000 +42.86% 9
Wilmslow +1 81 £42,500 - 11
Macclesfield 0 67 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Nantwich +1 30 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Runcorn 0 30 £37,500 +15.38% 8
Northwich 0 21 £43,750 +25.00% 2
Congleton 0 9 £35,000 +7.69%
Daresbury +4 8 £42,500 +25.00%
Alderley Edge 0 7 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Sandbach +2 5 £37,500 -31.82%
Ellesmere Port -3 3 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Winsford +1 2 £36,500 +0.69% 2
Frodsham - 2 £25,500 - 1
Middlewich - 1 £37,500 -
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 414 (49.46%) .NET
2 408 (48.75%) C#
3 386 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
4 379 (45.28%) SQL Server
5 367 (43.85%) JavaScript
6 327 (39.07%) MVC
7 305 (36.44%) HTML
8 293 (35.01%) SQL
9 287 (34.29%) ASP.NET
10 273 (32.62%) CSS
11 226 (27.00%) AngularJS
12 184 (21.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 173 (20.67%) Java
13 173 (20.67%) Microsoft
14 168 (20.07%) Finance
15 156 (18.64%) jQuery
16 155 (18.52%) Git (software)
17 140 (16.73%) PHP
18 132 (15.77%) ASP.NET Web API
19 129 (15.41%) OO
20 120 (14.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 119 (14.22%) Web Services
21 119 (14.22%) MySQL
22 118 (14.10%) TDD
23 107 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
24 103 (12.31%) Scrum
25 98 (11.71%) Degree
26 97 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
27 96 (11.47%) .NET Framework
28 91 (10.87%) Web 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 16 (1.91%) SharePoint
1 16 (1.91%) Umbraco
2 13 (1.55%) CMS
3 11 (1.31%) WordPress
4 9 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 8 (0.96%) OpenEdge
6 7 (0.84%) Drupal
7 6 (0.72%) Confluence
7 6 (0.72%) JBoss
7 6 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.60%) NServiceBus
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.48%) IIS
9 4 (0.48%) SAS
10 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.24%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 16 (1.91%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.24%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 26 (3.11%) Magento
2 9 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.12%) BASE24
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 76 (9.08%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.23%) GitHub
4 20 (2.39%) DigitalOcean
5 9 (1.08%) Office 365
6 5 (0.60%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.60%) npm
7 4 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.48%) SaaS
8 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.24%) CheetahMail
9 2 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.24%) Pure360
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.12%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.12%) Firebase
10 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.35%) Internet
2 16 (1.91%) Hyperconnected
3 7 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.72%) X.509
5 2 (0.24%) DNS
5 2 (0.24%) POP3
5 2 (0.24%) SMS
5 2 (0.24%) SMTP
5 2 (0.24%) SSH
6 1 (0.12%) ATM
6 1 (0.12%) HTTP
6 1 (0.12%) Intranet
6 1 (0.12%) Nortel Meridian
6 1 (0.12%) PABX
6 1 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (45.28%) SQL Server
2 119 (14.22%) MySQL
3 74 (8.84%) SQL Server 2016
4 63 (7.53%) MongoDB
5 57 (6.81%) NoSQL
6 55 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
7 54 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 52 (6.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 38 (4.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 30 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (3.58%) SQL Server 2014
11 27 (3.23%) Relational Database
12 24 (2.87%) Oracle Database
12 24 (2.87%) Power BI
13 22 (2.63%) RavenDB
14 15 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (1.55%) MariaDB
16 12 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (1.31%) Big Data
17 11 (1.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 155 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 55 (6.57%) Visual Studio
3 39 (4.66%) Jenkins
4 35 (4.18%) JIRA
5 30 (3.58%) Subversion
6 25 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (2.63%) JUnit
7 22 (2.63%) PHPUnit
8 19 (2.27%) NUnit
9 18 (2.15%) Selenium
10 15 (1.79%) Maven
10 15 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
10 15 (1.79%) TeamCity
11 13 (1.55%) Mercurial
11 13 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (1.43%) Gradle
12 12 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.96%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.96%) Moq
13 8 (0.96%) TestNG
General
1 168 (20.07%) Finance
2 74 (8.84%) Advertising
3 41 (4.90%) Banking
4 24 (2.87%) Games
5 23 (2.75%) Retail
6 21 (2.51%) Investment Banking
7 17 (2.03%) Marketing
8 12 (1.43%) Law
9 10 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.08%) Legal
11 8 (0.96%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.60%) Automotive
14 4 (0.48%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.24%) Billing
16 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 414 (49.46%) .NET
2 305 (36.44%) HTML
3 287 (34.29%) ASP.NET
4 273 (32.62%) CSS
5 226 (27.00%) AngularJS
6 184 (21.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 156 (18.64%) jQuery
8 132 (15.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 120 (14.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 119 (14.22%) Web Services
11 96 (11.47%) .NET Framework
12 91 (10.87%) RESTful
13 86 (10.27%) HTML5
14 78 (9.32%) REST
15 70 (8.36%) WCF
16 67 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 67 (8.00%) XML
17 64 (7.65%) Node.js
17 64 (7.65%) Spring
18 62 (7.41%) React
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.80%) Greenfield Project
2 55 (6.57%) Enterprise Software
3 50 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 41 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (4.06%) Fintech
7 27 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
7 27 (3.23%) Mobile App
8 24 (2.87%) User Experience
9 23 (2.75%) Client/Server
10 19 (2.27%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.72%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.72%) PKI
12 4 (0.48%) CMDB
12 4 (0.48%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.36%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.36%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.36%) IVR
13 3 (0.36%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 78 (9.32%) Linux
2 51 (6.09%) Unix
3 36 (4.30%) Windows
4 32 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 31 (3.70%) Android
6 5 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.24%) SUSE
8 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) AIX
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (39.07%) MVC
3 129 (15.41%) OO
4 118 (14.10%) TDD
5 107 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
6 103 (12.31%) Scrum
7 97 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
8 91 (10.87%) Web Development
9 85 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
9 85 (10.16%) Web Application Development
10 69 (8.24%) Unit Testing
11 62 (7.41%) Test Automation
12 57 (6.81%) Dependency Injection
13 56 (6.69%) Software Engineering
14 52 (6.21%) SDLC
15 50 (5.97%) BDD
16 49 (5.85%) ETL
17 39 (4.66%) Microservices
18 35 (4.18%) Collaborative Working
18 35 (4.18%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 408 (48.75%) C#
2 367 (43.85%) JavaScript
3 293 (35.01%) SQL
4 173 (20.67%) Java
5 140 (16.73%) PHP
6 63 (7.53%) T-SQL
7 46 (5.50%) Python
8 31 (3.70%) Ruby
8 31 (3.70%) VB.NET
9 29 (3.46%) PL/SQL
10 22 (2.63%) VB
11 15 (1.79%) TypeScript
11 15 (1.79%) VB6
12 14 (1.67%) C++
13 13 (1.55%) C
14 12 (1.43%) Java 8
14 12 (1.43%) PHP 5
15 11 (1.31%) Objective-C
16 10 (1.19%) PowerShell
16 10 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 98 (11.71%) Degree
2 37 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (1.43%) HND
5 9 (1.08%) CISSP
6 8 (0.96%) CSSLP
7 4 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.48%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.36%) MCSE
9 2 (0.24%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.24%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.24%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.12%) CIPFA
10 1 (0.12%) MCSA
10 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (0.96%) QA
2 4 (0.48%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (3.70%) Docker
2 7 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.24%) Firmware
3 2 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 18 (2.15%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
3 6 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (0.48%) Kibana
4 4 (0.48%) WSUS
5 1 (0.12%) Nagios
5 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 173 (20.67%) Microsoft
2 75 (8.96%) Oracle
3 24 (2.87%) Google
4 22 (2.63%) New Relic
5 20 (2.39%) Zend
6 19 (2.27%) Capita
6 19 (2.27%) Facebook
7 16 (1.91%) Xamarin
8 13 (1.55%) Twitter
9 9 (1.08%) Progress
9 9 (1.08%) Tableau
10 8 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.84%) Adobe
12 6 (0.72%) IBM
12 6 (0.72%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.72%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.72%) Yahoo!
13 4 (0.48%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.36%) Cloudera
14 3 (0.36%) Talend