Period
to 27 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 506 634 1,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 31.31% 30.13% 31.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.46% 31.05% 32.26%
Number of salaries quoted 408 526 901
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 1,559 2,042 3,261
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 97.05% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,235 1,553 2,442
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +16.88%
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,770 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £68,750 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Warrington -5 99 £44,000 -5.43% 44
Chester -3 77 £40,000 +6.67% 47
Wilmslow +1 57 £45,000 - 19
Crewe 0 53 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Northwich +5 25 £42,000 -1.18% 5
Runcorn +8 23 £45,000 +13.92% 5
Knutsford +9 20 £55,000 +13.40% 14
Macclesfield -5 17 £42,500 +21.43% 17
Nantwich 0 15 £27,500 -21.43% 3
Alderley Edge +1 6 £52,500 +50.00% 3
Ellesmere Port -4 5 - - 1
Daresbury +2 4 £33,500 -
Congleton +3 3 £43,750 -7.89% 5
Winsford +3 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Frodsham 0 2 £40,000 +18.52%
Sandbach 0 1 £47,500 -9.52%
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 259 (51.19%) .NET
2 238 (47.04%) JavaScript
3 237 (46.84%) C#
4 212 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
5 204 (40.32%) SQL Server
6 172 (33.99%) SQL
7 148 (29.25%) MVC
8 137 (27.08%) HTML
9 132 (26.09%) AngularJS
10 129 (25.49%) ASP.NET
11 118 (23.32%) CSS
12 107 (21.15%) Git (software)
13 106 (20.95%) Azure
14 102 (20.16%) DevOps
15 89 (17.59%) Microsoft
16 83 (16.40%) Java
17 77 (15.22%) TDD
18 76 (15.02%) Web Services
19 75 (14.82%) .NET Core
20 73 (14.43%) Finance
21 63 (12.45%) React
22 61 (12.06%) ASP.NET MVC
23 57 (11.26%) RESTful
24 55 (10.87%) jQuery
24 55 (10.87%) PHP
24 55 (10.87%) OO
25 53 (10.47%) Node.js
26 48 (9.49%) JSON
27 46 (9.09%) REST
27 46 (9.09%) Continuous Integration

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 26 (5.14%) CMS
2 12 (2.37%) NServiceBus
2 12 (2.37%) Umbraco
3 11 (2.17%) WordPress
4 5 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.40%) Confluence
6 2 (0.40%) nginx
7 1 (0.20%) Apache
7 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (1.38%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.19%) Magento
3 3 (0.59%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.59%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.59%) Shopify
4 1 (0.20%) BASE24
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 106 (20.95%) Azure
2 44 (8.70%) AWS
3 28 (5.53%) GitHub
3 28 (5.53%) Power Platform
4 18 (3.56%) Serverless
5 12 (2.37%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (2.17%) SaaS
7 10 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.98%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.78%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (1.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 9 (1.78%) Datadog
8 9 (1.78%) Slack
9 7 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (1.38%) GCP
10 5 (0.99%) TestFlight
11 4 (0.79%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.59%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.40%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.57%) Internet
2 11 (2.17%) SNA
3 4 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.20%) ATM
4 1 (0.20%) Hyperconnected
4 1 (0.20%) Intranet
4 1 (0.20%) IPv6
4 1 (0.20%) SSH
4 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (40.32%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (6.32%) MySQL
5 28 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (5.14%) Power BI
7 24 (4.74%) Big Data
7 24 (4.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (2.77%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.17%) Data Mining
9 11 (2.17%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 10 (1.98%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 107 (21.15%) Git (software)
2 40 (7.91%) Visual Studio
3 24 (4.74%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.56%) JIRA
5 15 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (2.96%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.77%) Oracle APEX
7 13 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (2.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 12 (2.37%) NUnit
8 12 (2.37%) Selenium
9 9 (1.78%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (1.58%) gulp
11 7 (1.38%) MSTest
12 6 (1.19%) GitLab
12 6 (1.19%) Xcode
13 4 (0.79%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.79%) Cypress.io
13 4 (0.79%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.79%) PHPUnit
General
1 73 (14.43%) Finance
2 23 (4.55%) Marketing
3 16 (3.16%) Retail
4 14 (2.77%) Automotive
5 13 (2.57%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.37%) Banking
7 11 (2.17%) Law
8 9 (1.78%) Games
9 7 (1.38%) Legal
10 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.79%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Local Government
13 1 (0.20%) Back Office
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (51.19%) .NET
2 137 (27.08%) HTML
3 132 (26.09%) AngularJS
4 129 (25.49%) ASP.NET
5 118 (23.32%) CSS
6 76 (15.02%) Web Services
7 75 (14.82%) .NET Core
8 63 (12.45%) React
9 61 (12.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 57 (11.26%) RESTful
11 55 (10.87%) jQuery
12 53 (10.47%) Node.js
13 48 (9.49%) JSON
14 46 (9.09%) REST
15 43 (8.50%) ASP.NET Web API
16 39 (7.71%) HTML5
17 37 (7.31%) .NET Framework
18 34 (6.72%) XML
19 29 (5.73%) Entity Framework
20 25 (4.94%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (6.72%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (5.53%) Mobile App
4 27 (5.34%) User Experience
5 22 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.77%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.57%) Social Media
9 12 (2.37%) Internet of Things
10 11 (2.17%) e-Health
10 11 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (2.17%) Social Network
11 6 (1.19%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (0.79%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.59%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.40%) Life Science
14 2 (0.40%) Marketing Technology
14 2 (0.40%) Public Cloud
15 1 (0.20%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.91%) Android
2 31 (6.13%) Apple iOS
3 27 (5.34%) Linux
4 6 (1.19%) VMS
5 5 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (0.99%) Windows
6 3 (0.59%) Unix
7 2 (0.40%) AIX
7 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (29.25%) MVC
3 102 (20.16%) DevOps
4 77 (15.22%) TDD
5 55 (10.87%) OO
6 46 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
7 43 (8.50%) Microservices
8 42 (8.30%) Unit Testing
9 40 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
10 39 (7.71%) Web Development
11 38 (7.51%) Scrum
12 35 (6.92%) Software Engineering
13 34 (6.72%) Front End Development
13 34 (6.72%) OOP
14 30 (5.93%) Decision-Making
15 29 (5.73%) E-Commerce
15 29 (5.73%) Mentoring
16 28 (5.53%) SDLC
17 26 (5.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 238 (47.04%) JavaScript
2 237 (46.84%) C#
3 172 (33.99%) SQL
4 83 (16.40%) Java
5 55 (10.87%) PHP
6 39 (7.71%) T-SQL
7 33 (6.52%) Python
8 18 (3.56%) PL/SQL
9 13 (2.57%) TypeScript
10 12 (2.37%) C++
10 12 (2.37%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.98%) C
12 8 (1.58%) Apple Swift
12 8 (1.58%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.99%) ES6
14 4 (0.79%) Go
14 4 (0.79%) XAML
15 3 (0.59%) ABAP
16 2 (0.40%) PHP 7
16 2 (0.40%) VC++
Qualifications
1 32 (6.32%) Degree
2 16 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.19%) MCSD
5 2 (0.40%) HND
5 2 (0.40%) Postgraduate
5 2 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.20%) PhD
6 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.75%) QA
2 4 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.40%) GDPR
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (6.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (2.57%) Terraform
2 12 (2.37%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.78%) Ansible
4 3 (0.59%) cPanel
5 2 (0.40%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 89 (17.59%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.34%) Xamarin
3 25 (4.94%) Oracle
4 19 (3.75%) Tableau
5 7 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.38%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.38%) Zend
6 6 (1.19%) Google
7 4 (0.79%) Adobe
8 3 (0.59%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.59%) Marketo
8 3 (0.59%) Pardot
8 3 (0.59%) SAP
9 2 (0.40%) Facebook
10 1 (0.20%) Apple
10 1 (0.20%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.20%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.20%) YouTube