Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £33,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Programmer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 171 126
Rank change year-on-year +21 -45 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 6 9 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.23% 0.29% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.30% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 24
Cheshire median annual salary £33,250 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +11.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,625 £21,250
90th Percentile £45,625 £55,000 £53,375
North West median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +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 2,495 2,953 2,190
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 95.91% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,932 2,264 1,880
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Cheshire

Programmer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Programmer in Cheshire

Programmer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Programmer in Cheshire

Programmer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Crewe - 2 £31,500 -
Chester +7 1 £40,000 -
Nantwich - 1 £33,500 -
Programmer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) X++

Programmer 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (16.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Django
2 1 (16.67%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Mindset
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) ERP
1 1 (16.67%) Logistics
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) OO
1 1 (16.67%) OOP
1 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) ES6
3 1 (16.67%) ES7
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) X++
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft