Period
to 25 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 590 1,024 813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.71% 30.55% 36.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.74% 31.80% 37.53%
Number of salaries quoted 471 853 755
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,850 £53,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 2,053 3,220 2,166
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.43% 96.06% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,513 2,397 1,740
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £23,225
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £60,000
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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 -1 122 £45,125 +0.28% 75
Knutsford +7 71 £51,750 +3.50% 27
Chester 0 64 £35,000 -17.65% 71
Wilmslow +4 53 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Crewe -1 53 £40,000 - 27
Daresbury -3 28 - -
Macclesfield 0 26 £45,000 +9.09% 19
Nantwich -3 25 £35,500 +4.41% 6
Northwich -5 16 £42,500 - 5
Runcorn -8 5 £39,500 +3.95% 2
Alderley Edge 0 4 £39,000 +4.00% 3
Sandbach -4 3 £55,000 +46.67%
Ellesmere Port -2 2 £36,250 -17.14% 1
Frodsham - 2 £33,750 - 1
Lymm - 2 £43,750 - 1
Congleton -3 1 £47,500 +35.71%
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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.

1 260 (44.07%) C#
2 252 (42.71%) JavaScript
3 246 (41.69%) Agile Software Development
4 230 (38.98%) SQL Server
5 216 (36.61%) .NET
6 198 (33.56%) HTML
7 180 (30.51%) MVC
8 174 (29.49%) SQL
9 173 (29.32%) CSS
10 157 (26.61%) AngularJS
11 145 (24.58%) ASP.NET
12 143 (24.24%) Java
13 112 (18.98%) ASP.NET MVC
14 109 (18.47%) TDD
15 108 (18.31%) Web Services
16 104 (17.63%) Microsoft
17 103 (17.46%) OO
17 103 (17.46%) DevOps
18 85 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
19 77 (13.05%) Git (software)
20 75 (12.71%) Finance
21 73 (12.37%) Scrum
22 69 (11.69%) jQuery
23 68 (11.53%) RESTful
23 68 (11.53%) Greenfield Project
24 65 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
24 65 (11.02%) REST
25 63 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
26 61 (10.34%) Spring
27 60 (10.17%) HTML5

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 (2.71%) WordPress
2 11 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.19%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.19%) Umbraco
4 6 (1.02%) Confluence
4 6 (1.02%) NServiceBus
5 5 (0.85%) SAS
6 4 (0.68%) JBoss
7 3 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.51%) CMS
7 3 (0.51%) Jetty
7 3 (0.51%) nginx
8 2 (0.34%) Kentico
8 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.17%) Apache
9 1 (0.17%) IIS
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.17%) StreamWeaver
9 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.85%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (1.19%) Magento
2 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.17%) Exstream
3 1 (0.17%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 63 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (7.63%) GitHub
4 38 (6.44%) Amazon EC2
4 38 (6.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 34 (5.76%) Amazon S3
6 31 (5.25%) Serverless
7 28 (4.75%) AWS Lambda
8 26 (4.41%) Datadog
9 23 (3.90%) Slack
10 17 (2.88%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (1.53%) SaaS
12 6 (1.02%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.68%) IaaS
13 4 (0.68%) npm
14 2 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.34%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.34%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.39%) Internet
2 7 (1.19%) Hyperconnected
3 6 (1.02%) HTTP
4 2 (0.34%) SMS
4 2 (0.34%) SSL
4 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.17%) SMTP
5 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (38.98%) SQL Server
2 59 (10.00%) MySQL
3 44 (7.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (6.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (6.44%) Big Data
6 33 (5.59%) SQL Server 2016
7 32 (5.42%) Amazon RDS
8 27 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 22 (3.73%) MariaDB
11 22 (3.73%) NoSQL
11 22 (3.73%) Power BI
12 18 (3.05%) MongoDB
13 13 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (2.03%) RavenDB
15 11 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 10 (1.69%) Hadoop
16 10 (1.69%) Relational Database
17 9 (1.53%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 77 (13.05%) Git (software)
2 49 (8.31%) Visual Studio
3 46 (7.80%) Jenkins
4 42 (7.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (5.42%) gulp
6 27 (4.58%) Grunt
7 21 (3.56%) webpack
8 18 (3.05%) TeamCity
9 16 (2.71%) Gradle
10 13 (2.20%) JIRA
11 11 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (1.86%) Oracle APEX
12 8 (1.36%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.36%) JUnit
12 8 (1.36%) Maven
13 6 (1.02%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (1.02%) PHPUnit
13 6 (1.02%) Xcode
14 5 (0.85%) Protractor
General
1 75 (12.71%) Finance
2 47 (7.97%) Banking
3 21 (3.56%) Advertising
4 11 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (1.36%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.36%) Legal
5 8 (1.36%) Retail
6 6 (1.02%) Games
6 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.02%) Marketing
7 5 (0.85%) Back Office
8 4 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.34%) Automotive
9 2 (0.34%) Law
10 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.17%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (36.61%) .NET
2 198 (33.56%) HTML
3 173 (29.32%) CSS
4 157 (26.61%) AngularJS
5 145 (24.58%) ASP.NET
6 112 (18.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 108 (18.31%) Web Services
8 69 (11.69%) jQuery
9 68 (11.53%) RESTful
10 65 (11.02%) REST
11 61 (10.34%) Spring
12 60 (10.17%) HTML5
13 54 (9.15%) ASP.NET Web API
14 49 (8.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 48 (8.14%) .NET Framework
15 48 (8.14%) JSON
16 47 (7.97%) React
17 42 (7.12%) SOAP
18 41 (6.95%) WCF
19 40 (6.78%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.53%) Greenfield Project
2 37 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.42%) User Experience
4 30 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (2.54%) Fintech
8 14 (2.37%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.53%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.36%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.36%) PMI
11 7 (1.19%) Clustering
12 6 (1.02%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.85%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
14 3 (0.51%) Life Science
14 3 (0.51%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.34%) Animation
15 2 (0.34%) IVR
15 2 (0.34%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.64%) Linux
2 41 (6.95%) Windows
3 14 (2.37%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.53%) Unix
6 8 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.02%) Android
8 4 (0.68%) AIX
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.17%) MVS
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (41.69%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (30.51%) MVC
3 109 (18.47%) TDD
4 103 (17.46%) DevOps
4 103 (17.46%) OO
5 85 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
6 73 (12.37%) Scrum
7 65 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (9.83%) Software Engineering
9 49 (8.31%) Web Development
10 43 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (6.61%) Multithreading
11 39 (6.61%) Test Automation
12 37 (6.27%) Front End Development
13 35 (5.93%) Computer Science
14 30 (5.08%) Decision-Making
14 30 (5.08%) Microservices
14 30 (5.08%) SOA
15 29 (4.92%) Unit Testing
16 27 (4.58%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 260 (44.07%) C#
2 252 (42.71%) JavaScript
3 174 (29.49%) SQL
4 143 (24.24%) Java
5 57 (9.66%) PHP
6 50 (8.47%) T-SQL
7 39 (6.61%) Python
8 27 (4.58%) C
9 25 (4.24%) C++
10 24 (4.07%) Shell Script
11 23 (3.90%) TypeScript
12 17 (2.88%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.69%) Objective-C
13 10 (1.69%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.53%) Ruby
15 8 (1.36%) R
16 7 (1.19%) MATLAB
16 7 (1.19%) Perl
16 7 (1.19%) X++
17 5 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (7.12%) Degree
2 19 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.36%) PMI Certification
4 7 (1.19%) PhD
5 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.85%) MCSD
7 1 (0.17%) MCSA
7 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.36%) QA
2 4 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.51%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (7.12%) Docker
2 8 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (4.41%) Terraform
2 24 (4.07%) Ansible
3 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.19%) SQL Sentry
4 3 (0.51%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.17%) Consul
5 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.17%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 104 (17.63%) Microsoft
2 25 (4.24%) Oracle
3 10 (1.69%) Facebook
3 10 (1.69%) YouTube
4 8 (1.36%) RedGate
4 8 (1.36%) Tableau
4 8 (1.36%) VMware
4 8 (1.36%) Zend
5 7 (1.19%) Nintex
6 6 (1.02%) Adobe
7 5 (0.85%) webMethods
8 4 (0.68%) Google
8 4 (0.68%) MuleSoft
8 4 (0.68%) Software AG
8 4 (0.68%) Teradata
8 4 (0.68%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.51%) AppDynamics
9 3 (0.51%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.51%) JNBridge
9 3 (0.51%) Red Hat