Period
to 29 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 374 615 927
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 32.30% 29.97% 29.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.00% 31.09% 31.01%
Number of salaries quoted 327 508 813
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%

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 1,100 1,978 2,989
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 96.39% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 838 1,438 2,210
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £67,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Cheshire

Developer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Developer in Cheshire

Developer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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
Chester -1 79 £40,000 +14.29% 16
Warrington -6 70 £45,000 -0.28% 6
Wilmslow +1 61 £45,000 - 5
Knutsford +4 24 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Crewe 0 23 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Macclesfield -1 17 £30,000 -33.33% 2
Northwich 0 9 £37,500 -11.76%
Runcorn +6 8 £32,500 -31.58% 1
Congleton - 6 £43,750 -
Alderley Edge -1 5 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Ellesmere Port -2 5 - -
Winsford - 4 £45,000 - 1
Nantwich +1 2 £47,500 +26.67% 1
Frodsham 0 1 - - 1
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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.

1 205 (54.81%) .NET
2 182 (48.66%) C#
3 162 (43.32%) JavaScript
4 159 (42.51%) SQL Server
5 152 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
6 130 (34.76%) SQL
7 110 (29.41%) HTML
8 107 (28.61%) AngularJS
9 106 (28.34%) CSS
9 106 (28.34%) MVC
10 101 (27.01%) Azure
11 93 (24.87%) ASP.NET
12 86 (22.99%) DevOps
13 84 (22.46%) Git (software)
14 75 (20.05%) Microsoft
15 74 (19.79%) .NET Core
16 58 (15.51%) ASP.NET MVC
17 55 (14.71%) Finance
18 53 (14.17%) Web Services
19 52 (13.90%) jQuery
20 47 (12.57%) Java
21 45 (12.03%) React
22 44 (11.76%) TDD
23 41 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
23 41 (10.96%) ASP.NET Web API
24 40 (10.70%) .NET Framework
24 40 (10.70%) PHP
25 36 (9.63%) OO
26 35 (9.36%) Mobile App
26 35 (9.36%) Entity Framework

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 14 (3.74%) CMS
2 13 (3.48%) NServiceBus
3 4 (1.07%) Confluence
3 4 (1.07%) WordPress
4 3 (0.80%) Apache
5 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.53%) Liferay
5 2 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.27%) IIS
6 1 (0.27%) nginx
6 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.27%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (1.07%) Magento
2 3 (0.80%) Shopify
3 2 (0.53%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.27%) BASE24
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 101 (27.01%) Azure
2 34 (9.09%) AWS
3 17 (4.55%) Power Platform
4 15 (4.01%) Serverless
5 9 (2.41%) GitHub
6 7 (1.87%) GCP
6 7 (1.87%) SaaS
7 5 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.34%) Logic Apps
8 4 (1.07%) Amazon Cognito
9 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.53%) Apigee
10 2 (0.53%) AWS CodeCommit
10 2 (0.53%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.27%) AWS Step Functions
11 1 (0.27%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.27%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.60%) Internet
1 6 (1.60%) SNA
2 3 (0.80%) Intranet
2 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.27%) ATM
3 1 (0.27%) IPv6
3 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (42.51%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.22%) MySQL
3 26 (6.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (5.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (4.01%) Power BI
8 11 (2.94%) Cosmos DB
9 10 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.87%) Redis
11 6 (1.60%) Big Data
11 6 (1.60%) Biml
11 6 (1.60%) Data Mining
11 6 (1.60%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.34%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2019
13 4 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (1.07%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 84 (22.46%) Git (software)
2 31 (8.29%) JIRA
3 25 (6.68%) Visual Studio
4 23 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (5.35%) Selenium
6 18 (4.81%) Jenkins
6 18 (4.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 16 (4.28%) NUnit
7 16 (4.28%) TeamCity
8 11 (2.94%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.14%) Cypress.io
9 8 (2.14%) MSTest
10 6 (1.60%) gulp
11 5 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (1.07%) PHPUnit
12 4 (1.07%) Subversion
13 3 (0.80%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.53%) JBehave
14 2 (0.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 55 (14.71%) Finance
2 17 (4.55%) Retail
3 13 (3.48%) Marketing
4 12 (3.21%) Automotive
5 10 (2.67%) Games
6 9 (2.41%) Banking
7 8 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.60%) Law
8 6 (1.60%) Legal
9 3 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.80%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (54.81%) .NET
2 110 (29.41%) HTML
3 107 (28.61%) AngularJS
4 106 (28.34%) CSS
5 93 (24.87%) ASP.NET
6 74 (19.79%) .NET Core
7 58 (15.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 53 (14.17%) Web Services
9 52 (13.90%) jQuery
10 45 (12.03%) React
11 41 (10.96%) ASP.NET Web API
12 40 (10.70%) .NET Framework
13 35 (9.36%) Entity Framework
14 32 (8.56%) REST
15 31 (8.29%) RESTful
16 30 (8.02%) HTML5
17 26 (6.95%) Node.js
18 23 (6.15%) Vue.js
19 19 (5.08%) NHibernate
20 18 (4.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.36%) Greenfield Project
1 35 (9.36%) Mobile App
2 30 (8.02%) User Experience
3 25 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.68%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (6.68%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (1.87%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.87%) Social Media
5 6 (1.60%) e-Health
5 6 (1.60%) Internet of Things
5 6 (1.60%) Social Network
6 5 (1.34%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (0.80%) Animation
7 3 (0.80%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.80%) CMDB
7 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.53%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.21%) Apple iOS
2 10 (2.67%) Android
3 9 (2.41%) Linux
4 4 (1.07%) VMS
4 4 (1.07%) Windows
5 2 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (28.34%) MVC
3 86 (22.99%) DevOps
4 44 (11.76%) TDD
5 41 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (9.63%) OO
7 34 (9.09%) Front End Development
8 33 (8.82%) Microservices
9 32 (8.56%) Web Development
10 31 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (7.75%) Mentoring
12 28 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (6.95%) Decision-Making
14 25 (6.68%) Scrum
14 25 (6.68%) Unit Testing
15 23 (6.15%) SDLC
16 18 (4.81%) Analytics
17 17 (4.55%) Performance Testing
18 16 (4.28%) OOP
18 16 (4.28%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 182 (48.66%) C#
2 162 (43.32%) JavaScript
3 130 (34.76%) SQL
4 47 (12.57%) Java
5 40 (10.70%) PHP
6 27 (7.22%) T-SQL
7 14 (3.74%) Python
8 13 (3.48%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.21%) PHP 7
10 10 (2.67%) C
10 10 (2.67%) PHP 5
11 9 (2.41%) C++
12 6 (1.60%) ES6
13 5 (1.34%) Go
13 5 (1.34%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.34%) XAML
14 4 (1.07%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.07%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.53%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (9.09%) Degree
2 8 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.34%) MCSD
5 2 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.27%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.49%) QA
2 3 (0.80%) GDPR
2 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (6.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (3.48%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.80%) cPanel
3 3 (0.80%) Terraform
4 1 (0.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 75 (20.05%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.81%) Xamarin
3 9 (2.41%) Oracle
3 9 (2.41%) Tableau
4 7 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (1.60%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.34%) Google
7 4 (1.07%) Adobe
8 2 (0.53%) Apple
8 2 (0.53%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.53%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.53%) Zend