Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 745 878 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.87% 31.04% 36.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.76% 32.39% 37.27%
Number of salaries quoted 630 816 735
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £28,475 £27,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £52,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 2,590 2,711 2,106
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 95.83% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,983 2,077 1,840
Cheshire median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £36,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +16.84% -9.06%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £21,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -3 183 £45,000 +5.88% 43
Chester -1 97 £40,250 -3.01% 54
Wilmslow +1 91 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Knutsford 0 74 £47,500 +5.56% 28
Crewe 0 49 £40,000 +5.26% 11
Nantwich 0 35 £33,000 -5.71% 9
Macclesfield 0 28 £37,500 -1.32% 10
Runcorn +1 20 £38,500 +6.21% 10
Daresbury +3 14 - -
Northwich -6 8 £42,500 +25.93% 1
Ellesmere Port -4 4 £36,500 -18.89% 1
Sandbach +2 3 £37,500 -25.00%
Frodsham - 3 £26,000 -
Alderley Edge -1 2 £36,250 -9.38% 9
Winsford -3 1 £36,500 +0.69% 2
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 399 (53.56%) .NET
2 396 (53.15%) C#
3 359 (48.19%) SQL Server
4 346 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
5 319 (42.82%) JavaScript
6 275 (36.91%) HTML
6 275 (36.91%) MVC
7 262 (35.17%) SQL
8 243 (32.62%) ASP.NET
9 235 (31.54%) CSS
10 213 (28.59%) AngularJS
11 211 (28.32%) Microsoft
12 163 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 155 (20.81%) TDD
14 152 (20.40%) Java
15 142 (19.06%) Problem-Solving
16 141 (18.93%) OO
17 131 (17.58%) Scrum
18 123 (16.51%) Continuous Integration
18 123 (16.51%) ASP.NET Web API
19 121 (16.24%) jQuery
20 114 (15.30%) PHP
21 95 (12.75%) Finance
22 94 (12.62%) Web Services
23 93 (12.48%) Git (software)
24 88 (11.81%) HTML5
25 83 (11.14%) Enterprise Software
26 82 (11.01%) Web Development
26 82 (11.01%) .NET Framework
27 79 (10.60%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 12 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.48%) WordPress
3 9 (1.21%) CMS
3 9 (1.21%) Umbraco
4 6 (0.81%) OpenEdge
5 5 (0.67%) Confluence
6 4 (0.54%) IIS
6 4 (0.54%) SAS
7 3 (0.40%) Apache
7 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.40%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.27%) Drupal
8 2 (0.27%) Perch
8 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.13%) CICS
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.13%) JBoss
9 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (1.34%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.34%) Magento
3 5 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.13%) Shopify
7 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 60 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (4.03%) GitHub
4 12 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (1.34%) Office 365
6 8 (1.07%) DigitalOcean
7 5 (0.67%) SaaS
8 3 (0.40%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.27%) Asana
9 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.27%) npm
9 2 (0.27%) Yarn
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.13%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.13%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.13%) Google Play
10 1 (0.13%) PaaS
10 1 (0.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.56%) Internet
2 24 (3.22%) Hyperconnected
3 7 (0.94%) X.509
4 5 (0.67%) Intranet
5 3 (0.40%) HTTP
6 2 (0.27%) DNS
6 2 (0.27%) SMS
6 2 (0.27%) VoIP
7 1 (0.13%) ATM
7 1 (0.13%) Firewall
7 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.13%) Nortel Meridian
7 1 (0.13%) PABX
7 1 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (48.19%) SQL Server
2 73 (9.80%) MySQL
3 60 (8.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 58 (7.79%) MongoDB
5 52 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 51 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 39 (5.23%) NoSQL
9 34 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 30 (4.03%) MariaDB
11 28 (3.76%) RavenDB
11 28 (3.76%) Relational Database
12 18 (2.42%) Big Data
12 18 (2.42%) Oracle Database
13 16 (2.15%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (2.01%) Power BI
15 11 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (1.07%) QlikView
17 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 93 (12.48%) Git (software)
2 76 (10.20%) Visual Studio
3 45 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (2.82%) JIRA
5 19 (2.55%) PHPUnit
6 16 (2.15%) Subversion
7 15 (2.01%) NUnit
7 15 (2.01%) Oracle APEX
8 14 (1.88%) Jenkins
9 11 (1.48%) Selenium
10 10 (1.34%) Gradle
11 9 (1.21%) gulp
12 7 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.94%) WebDriver
13 6 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (0.81%) webpack
14 5 (0.67%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.67%) Xcode
15 4 (0.54%) Grunt
15 4 (0.54%) JIRA Agile
General
1 95 (12.75%) Finance
2 74 (9.93%) Advertising
3 36 (4.83%) Banking
4 23 (3.09%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.95%) Games
6 19 (2.55%) Law
6 19 (2.55%) Retail
7 12 (1.61%) Marketing
8 9 (1.21%) Legal
8 9 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.54%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.27%) Billing
10 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (53.56%) .NET
2 275 (36.91%) HTML
3 243 (32.62%) ASP.NET
4 235 (31.54%) CSS
5 213 (28.59%) AngularJS
6 163 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 123 (16.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 121 (16.24%) jQuery
9 94 (12.62%) Web Services
10 88 (11.81%) HTML5
11 82 (11.01%) .NET Framework
12 79 (10.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 65 (8.72%) REST
14 64 (8.59%) .NET Core
15 58 (7.79%) RESTful
16 57 (7.65%) WCF
17 54 (7.25%) CSS3
18 47 (6.31%) React
18 47 (6.31%) SOAP
19 43 (5.77%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 83 (11.14%) Enterprise Software
2 70 (9.40%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (5.64%) Computer Science
4 37 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (3.76%) User Experience
6 21 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (2.55%) Fintech
7 19 (2.55%) Mobile App
8 18 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.61%) PMI
10 9 (1.21%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.07%) PKI
12 7 (0.94%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.94%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.94%) Online Banking
13 6 (0.81%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.81%) NHS
14 5 (0.67%) Internet of Things
14 5 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 53 (7.11%) Linux
2 37 (4.97%) Unix
3 32 (4.30%) Windows
4 25 (3.36%) Android
5 20 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (36.91%) MVC
3 155 (20.81%) TDD
4 142 (19.06%) Problem-Solving
5 141 (18.93%) OO
6 131 (17.58%) Scrum
7 123 (16.51%) Continuous Integration
8 82 (11.01%) Web Development
9 74 (9.93%) Web Application Development
10 71 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
11 60 (8.05%) SDLC
12 57 (7.65%) Software Engineering
13 56 (7.52%) Unit Testing
14 55 (7.38%) Decision-Making
14 55 (7.38%) Test Automation
15 53 (7.11%) ETL
16 51 (6.85%) Dependency Injection
17 47 (6.31%) DevOps
18 44 (5.91%) Kanban
19 36 (4.83%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 396 (53.15%) C#
2 319 (42.82%) JavaScript
3 262 (35.17%) SQL
4 152 (20.40%) Java
5 114 (15.30%) PHP
6 72 (9.66%) T-SQL
7 35 (4.70%) VB.NET
8 24 (3.22%) VB
9 19 (2.55%) PL/SQL
10 18 (2.42%) C++
11 15 (2.01%) Python
12 14 (1.88%) Java 8
12 14 (1.88%) TypeScript
13 12 (1.61%) Ruby
14 10 (1.34%) VB6
15 8 (1.07%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.94%) C
16 7 (0.94%) ES6
16 7 (0.94%) Progress 4GL
17 6 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 64 (8.59%) Degree
2 19 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.61%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.67%) CISSP
5 3 (0.40%) CSSLP
6 2 (0.27%) MCSE
7 1 (0.13%) CEH
7 1 (0.13%) CISA
7 1 (0.13%) CISM
7 1 (0.13%) MCSA
7 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.34%) QA
2 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.40%) GDPR
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) PMO
4 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.21%) Docker
2 4 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
1 6 (0.81%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.13%) Kibana
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 211 (28.32%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.17%) Oracle
3 25 (3.36%) Facebook
4 19 (2.55%) Google
5 18 (2.42%) New Relic
6 12 (1.61%) Tableau
6 12 (1.61%) Twitter
7 11 (1.48%) Zend
8 9 (1.21%) Xamarin
9 7 (0.94%) Progress
10 3 (0.40%) Nintex
10 3 (0.40%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.40%) SAP
10 3 (0.40%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.40%) Sybase
10 3 (0.40%) Talend
11 2 (0.27%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.27%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 2 (0.27%) IBM
11 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com