Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 972 789 920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.36% 35.25% 32.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.62% 36.43% 33.06%
Number of salaries quoted 848 758 860
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £28,675 £25,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,075 £52,500 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +0.00% +6.67%

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 3,074 2,166 2,783
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 96.78% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,312 1,810 2,442
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,925 £21,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 January 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 20 January 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 0 215 £42,500 +6.25% 35
Chester 0 195 £42,500 +9.68% 61
Knutsford +9 109 £47,500 - 22
Macclesfield 0 85 £40,000 +14.29% 23
Crewe -1 57 £35,000 -6.67% 20
Wilmslow -2 43 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Nantwich +2 21 £40,000 +1.27% 6
Alderley Edge 0 20 £37,500 +11.11% 9
Northwich +1 17 £35,000 +16.67% 10
Congleton +1 15 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Runcorn -3 13 £42,000 +12.00% 10
Sandbach - 13 £37,500 -
Daresbury 0 11 £42,500 +7.59%
Ellesmere Port -1 5 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 509 (52.37%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (48.25%) C#
3 455 (46.81%) .NET
4 381 (39.20%) JavaScript
5 368 (37.86%) SQL Server
6 367 (37.76%) MVC
7 351 (36.11%) SQL
8 323 (33.23%) HTML
9 309 (31.79%) ASP.NET
10 283 (29.12%) CSS
11 266 (27.37%) Java
12 216 (22.22%) AngularJS
13 200 (20.58%) jQuery
14 195 (20.06%) TDD
15 190 (19.55%) Finance
16 185 (19.03%) Microsoft
17 177 (18.21%) ASP.NET MVC
18 176 (18.11%) Git (software)
19 157 (16.15%) Web Services
20 152 (15.64%) RESTful
21 151 (15.53%) PHP
22 144 (14.81%) OO
22 144 (14.81%) Node.js
23 134 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
24 128 (13.17%) Spring
25 123 (12.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 118 (12.14%) BDD
27 116 (11.93%) Web Development
27 116 (11.93%) .NET Framework
28 115 (11.83%) 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 42 (4.32%) CMS
2 38 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
2 38 (3.91%) Tomcat
3 31 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.47%) JBoss
5 22 (2.26%) Umbraco
6 20 (2.06%) Apache
7 19 (1.95%) WordPress
8 14 (1.44%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.34%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.03%) Jetty
10 10 (1.03%) Mule
11 9 (0.93%) IIS
12 7 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.72%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.72%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.62%) Drupal
13 6 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.51%) Confluence
14 5 (0.51%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 15 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.44%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.93%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 27 (2.78%) Magento
2 11 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.41%) BASE24
6 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.21%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 75 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 13 (1.34%) GitHub
5 10 (1.03%) SaaS
6 7 (0.72%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.72%) Office 365
7 6 (0.62%) DigitalOcean
8 5 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.41%) iTunes
10 3 (0.31%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.21%) AdWords
11 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.10%) Google Play
12 1 (0.10%) PaaS
12 1 (0.10%) Route 53
12 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.22%) Internet
2 11 (1.13%) HTTP
3 8 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.51%) Intranet
5 4 (0.41%) SSH
6 3 (0.31%) SMS
7 2 (0.21%) Wireless
8 1 (0.10%) ATM
8 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.10%) PBX
8 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.10%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (37.86%) SQL Server
2 114 (11.73%) MySQL
3 100 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 87 (8.95%) NoSQL
4 87 (8.95%) SQL Server 2014
5 80 (8.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 67 (6.89%) MongoDB
7 54 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
8 51 (5.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 51 (5.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 42 (4.32%) Power BI
10 30 (3.09%) Relational Database
11 25 (2.57%) QlikView
12 24 (2.47%) Big Data
13 23 (2.37%) Oracle Database
14 21 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
17 13 (1.34%) DB2
18 12 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 176 (18.11%) Git (software)
2 74 (7.61%) Jenkins
3 44 (4.53%) JIRA
4 42 (4.32%) Visual Studio
5 41 (4.22%) JUnit
6 40 (4.12%) TeamCity
7 39 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (3.70%) Maven
9 35 (3.60%) Subversion
10 29 (2.98%) Gradle
11 15 (1.54%) Bitbucket
11 15 (1.54%) Eclipse
12 14 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
13 12 (1.23%) Cucumber
13 12 (1.23%) Grunt
13 12 (1.23%) gulp
14 11 (1.13%) Jasmine
14 11 (1.13%) Selenium
15 10 (1.03%) Hudson
15 10 (1.03%) PHPUnit
General
1 190 (19.55%) Finance
2 83 (8.54%) Advertising
3 57 (5.86%) Banking
4 31 (3.19%) Games
5 28 (2.88%) Marketing
6 26 (2.67%) Retail
7 15 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.34%) Law
10 12 (1.23%) Legal
11 11 (1.13%) Back Office
11 11 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.13%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.82%) Automotive
13 5 (0.51%) Publishing
14 3 (0.31%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.10%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (46.81%) .NET
2 323 (33.23%) HTML
3 309 (31.79%) ASP.NET
4 283 (29.12%) CSS
5 216 (22.22%) AngularJS
6 200 (20.58%) jQuery
7 177 (18.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 157 (16.15%) Web Services
9 152 (15.64%) RESTful
10 144 (14.81%) Node.js
11 134 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 128 (13.17%) Spring
13 123 (12.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 116 (11.93%) .NET Framework
15 115 (11.83%) HTML5
16 109 (11.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 96 (9.88%) WCF
18 85 (8.74%) CSS3
19 79 (8.13%) Hibernate
20 78 (8.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 81 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 64 (6.58%) User Experience
3 33 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 30 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 21 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.95%) Fintech
8 12 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (0.93%) Data Structures
9 9 (0.93%) RIA
10 7 (0.72%) W3C
11 6 (0.62%) CMDB
11 6 (0.62%) Online Banking
12 5 (0.51%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.51%) VSAM
13 4 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.41%) iPad
13 4 (0.41%) IVR
13 4 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (5.66%) Linux
2 50 (5.14%) Windows
3 40 (4.12%) Android
4 39 (4.01%) Apple iOS
5 24 (2.47%) Unix
6 13 (1.34%) Mac OS
7 9 (0.93%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.51%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.41%) Debian
10 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.10%) AIX
11 1 (0.10%) CentOS
11 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.10%) VMS
11 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (52.37%) Agile Software Development
2 367 (37.76%) MVC
3 195 (20.06%) TDD
4 144 (14.81%) OO
5 118 (12.14%) BDD
6 116 (11.93%) Web Development
7 113 (11.63%) Scrum
8 109 (11.21%) Web Application Development
9 93 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
10 88 (9.05%) SDLC
11 59 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (6.07%) Front End Development
12 54 (5.56%) Software Engineering
13 51 (5.25%) Unit Testing
14 47 (4.84%) Test Automation
15 45 (4.63%) E-Commerce
16 41 (4.22%) DevOps
16 41 (4.22%) Kanban
17 40 (4.12%) Dependency Injection
18 38 (3.91%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 469 (48.25%) C#
2 381 (39.20%) JavaScript
3 351 (36.11%) SQL
4 266 (27.37%) Java
5 151 (15.53%) PHP
6 108 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 92 (9.47%) Ruby
8 63 (6.48%) VB.NET
9 32 (3.29%) F#
10 30 (3.09%) C
10 30 (3.09%) PL/SQL
11 26 (2.67%) C++
12 24 (2.47%) Python
13 23 (2.37%) VB
14 18 (1.85%) TypeScript
15 15 (1.54%) VB6
16 12 (1.23%) XPath
17 11 (1.13%) Apple Swift
18 10 (1.03%) Shell Script
19 9 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 75 (7.72%) Degree
2 26 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.51%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.31%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.31%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.21%) MCPD
6 2 (0.21%) MCSD
6 2 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.85%) QA
2 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.31%) SLA
3 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (1.03%) Docker
2 8 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (3.40%) Kibana
2 32 (3.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 32 (3.29%) WSUS
3 3 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.31%) Puppet
3 3 (0.31%) SCCM
4 2 (0.21%) Ansible
4 2 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.10%) Salt
Vendors
1 185 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 79 (8.13%) Google
3 54 (5.56%) Oracle
4 36 (3.70%) Twitter
5 29 (2.98%) Adobe
6 20 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (1.85%) Zend
8 17 (1.75%) Facebook
9 16 (1.65%) Tableau
10 12 (1.23%) Xamarin
11 10 (1.03%) Apple
12 9 (0.93%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.82%) IBM
14 6 (0.62%) Capita
14 6 (0.62%) New Relic
14 6 (0.62%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.51%) Sun
16 4 (0.41%) Ab Initio
17 3 (0.31%) CA
17 3 (0.31%) DevExpress