Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 931 816 1148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.46% 36.49% 35.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.79% 37.52% 36.33%
Number of salaries quoted 861 769 1055
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%

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 2929 2175 3160
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 97.27% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2248 1869 2681
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 0 220 £42,500 +6.25% 24
Chester 0 160 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Knutsford -1 104 £45,000 +28.57% 11
Macclesfield 0 76 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Crewe -1 70 £35,000 -6.67% 10
Wilmslow -1 53 £42,500 +9.68% 4
Runcorn -1 30 £37,500 - 4
Northwich +2 20 £33,750 +12.50% 5
Nantwich +3 14 £35,000 -10.26% 7
Ellesmere Port +1 14 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Alderley Edge +2 13 £40,000 - 1
Sandbach - 13 £41,250 - 2
Congleton +1 8 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Daresbury -1 8 £42,500 +7.59%
Winsford +5 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 454 (48.76%) C#
2 451 (48.44%) .NET
3 444 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
4 376 (40.39%) SQL Server
5 352 (37.81%) JavaScript
6 350 (37.59%) MVC
7 348 (37.38%) SQL
8 325 (34.91%) HTML
9 321 (34.48%) ASP.NET
10 268 (28.79%) CSS
11 229 (24.60%) Java
12 228 (24.49%) Microsoft
13 217 (23.31%) jQuery
14 201 (21.59%) AngularJS
15 195 (20.95%) TDD
16 181 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
17 163 (17.51%) Finance
18 152 (16.33%) Web Services
19 147 (15.79%) Git (software)
20 141 (15.15%) RESTful
21 128 (13.75%) OO
22 119 (12.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 117 (12.57%) HTML5
24 116 (12.46%) Spring
25 113 (12.14%) PHP
26 111 (11.92%) T-SQL
26 111 (11.92%) ASP.NET Web API
27 109 (11.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 108 (11.60%) Node.js
29 105 (11.28%) BDD

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 35 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (3.54%) CMS
2 33 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 28 (3.01%) Tomcat
3 28 (3.01%) WordPress
4 19 (2.04%) Apache
5 15 (1.61%) Umbraco
6 13 (1.40%) JBoss
7 10 (1.07%) NServiceBus
8 9 (0.97%) IIS
8 9 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.64%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.64%) Confluence
10 6 (0.64%) Drupal
11 5 (0.54%) Facebook Platform
11 5 (0.54%) Jetty
11 5 (0.54%) Mule
11 5 (0.54%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.97%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.07%) Magento
2 7 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.21%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.11%) BASE24
4 1 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 82 (8.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 13 (1.40%) SaaS
5 11 (1.18%) GitHub
6 5 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.54%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.43%) Office 365
8 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.32%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.21%) AdWords
9 2 (0.21%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.21%) PaaS
9 2 (0.21%) Trello
10 1 (0.11%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.76%) Internet
2 13 (1.40%) HTTP
3 7 (0.75%) Wireless
4 5 (0.54%) Intranet
5 4 (0.43%) SMS
5 4 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.32%) LDAP
6 3 (0.32%) SSH
7 1 (0.11%) PBX
7 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (40.39%) SQL Server
2 109 (11.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 95 (10.20%) SQL Server 2014
4 89 (9.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 86 (9.24%) MySQL
6 70 (7.52%) NoSQL
7 57 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 53 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
9 49 (5.26%) MongoDB
10 40 (4.30%) Power BI
11 34 (3.65%) SQL Server 2016
12 29 (3.11%) Relational Database
13 26 (2.79%) Oracle Database
14 24 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
16 20 (2.15%) QlikView
17 16 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 16 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (1.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 147 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 78 (8.38%) Visual Studio
3 57 (6.12%) Jenkins
4 50 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (4.19%) JIRA
5 39 (4.19%) TeamCity
6 36 (3.87%) Subversion
7 31 (3.33%) Gradle
8 27 (2.90%) JUnit
9 26 (2.79%) Maven
10 21 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 17 (1.83%) Bitbucket
11 17 (1.83%) Eclipse
12 16 (1.72%) Jasmine
13 14 (1.50%) gulp
14 13 (1.40%) Grunt
14 13 (1.40%) Selenium
15 12 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
16 10 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
17 9 (0.97%) SonarQube
General
1 163 (17.51%) Finance
2 54 (5.80%) Advertising
3 41 (4.40%) Banking
4 31 (3.33%) Retail
5 22 (2.36%) Marketing
6 18 (1.93%) Games
7 14 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.40%) Back Office
9 11 (1.18%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.07%) Automotive
11 7 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.64%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.54%) Legal
14 4 (0.43%) Law
15 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.21%) Publishing
17 1 (0.11%) Billing
17 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (48.44%) .NET
2 325 (34.91%) HTML
3 321 (34.48%) ASP.NET
4 268 (28.79%) CSS
5 217 (23.31%) jQuery
6 201 (21.59%) AngularJS
7 181 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 152 (16.33%) Web Services
9 141 (15.15%) RESTful
10 119 (12.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 117 (12.57%) HTML5
12 116 (12.46%) Spring
13 111 (11.92%) ASP.NET Web API
14 108 (11.60%) Node.js
15 96 (10.31%) .NET Framework
16 95 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 83 (8.92%) Hibernate
17 83 (8.92%) XML
18 82 (8.81%) CSS3
18 82 (8.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.87%) Greenfield Project
2 63 (6.77%) User Experience
3 42 (4.51%) Mobile App
4 37 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 35 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (2.58%) Fintech
7 17 (1.83%) iPad
8 12 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.07%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.07%) Replication
10 9 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.97%) RIA
11 7 (0.75%) Online Banking
12 6 (0.64%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.64%) Mobile Computing
13 5 (0.54%) FMCG
13 5 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.54%) Life Science
14 4 (0.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 64 (6.87%) Windows
2 51 (5.48%) Linux
3 33 (3.54%) Apple iOS
4 31 (3.33%) Android
5 15 (1.61%) Mac OS
6 12 (1.29%) Unix
7 6 (0.64%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.32%) CentOS
9 3 (0.32%) Debian
10 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.11%) VMS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (37.59%) MVC
3 195 (20.95%) TDD
4 128 (13.75%) OO
5 105 (11.28%) BDD
6 102 (10.96%) Scrum
7 101 (10.85%) Web Development
8 98 (10.53%) SDLC
9 97 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
10 92 (9.88%) Web Application Development
11 55 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
12 54 (5.80%) Unit Testing
13 50 (5.37%) Front End Development
13 50 (5.37%) Software Engineering
14 46 (4.94%) Dependency Injection
15 45 (4.83%) Test Automation
16 43 (4.62%) E-Commerce
17 41 (4.40%) Kanban
18 40 (4.30%) ETL
19 36 (3.87%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 454 (48.76%) C#
2 352 (37.81%) JavaScript
3 348 (37.38%) SQL
4 229 (24.60%) Java
5 113 (12.14%) PHP
6 111 (11.92%) T-SQL
7 74 (7.95%) Ruby
8 66 (7.09%) VB.NET
9 31 (3.33%) C
9 31 (3.33%) F#
10 28 (3.01%) PL/SQL
11 26 (2.79%) VB
12 25 (2.69%) C++
13 21 (2.26%) Python
14 19 (2.04%) VB6
15 16 (1.72%) TypeScript
16 15 (1.61%) Objective-C
17 14 (1.50%) Apple Swift
18 12 (1.29%) XPath
19 7 (0.75%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 67 (7.20%) Degree
2 31 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.43%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.21%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.11%) ACCA
6 1 (0.11%) CIMA
6 1 (0.11%) MCPD
6 1 (0.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.04%) QA
2 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.11%) PMO
2 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (1.72%) Docker
2 4 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (3.44%) Kibana
2 31 (3.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 31 (3.33%) WSUS
3 5 (0.54%) Puppet
4 4 (0.43%) Ansible
4 4 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.32%) Salt
5 3 (0.32%) SCCM
6 2 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 228 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 58 (6.23%) Oracle
3 47 (5.05%) Google
4 23 (2.47%) Adobe
5 18 (1.93%) Twitter
6 16 (1.72%) Zend
7 14 (1.50%) Xamarin
8 13 (1.40%) Tableau
9 6 (0.64%) Facebook
9 6 (0.64%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.54%) Castleton
10 5 (0.54%) Cognos
11 4 (0.43%) SAP
12 3 (0.32%) Apple
12 3 (0.32%) DevExpress
12 3 (0.32%) Nintex
12 3 (0.32%) Talend
13 2 (0.21%) Apigee
13 2 (0.21%) Sun