Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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

Senior Developer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 69 50
Rank change year-on-year +16 -19 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 118 111 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.56% 3.66% 4.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.71% 3.82% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 109 99 98
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £39,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £57,500 £57,875
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +10.47%

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 2,507 2,905 2,210
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 95.84% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,931 2,231 1,904
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +14.86% -7.50%
10th Percentile £25,375 £25,000 £22,075
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £58,675
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Cheshire

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Senior Developer in Cheshire

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in Cheshire

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 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
Wilmslow +14 35 £45,000 +23.29%
Warrington -1 14 £45,000 -2.70% 9
Chester +5 13 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Knutsford +2 9 £37,500 -21.05% 3
Crewe +8 8 £47,500 +18.75%
Macclesfield +16 2 £45,000 -18.18%
Ellesmere Port +2 1 £52,500 +16.67%
Senior Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 71 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (50.00%) TDD
2 59 (50.00%) C#
3 56 (47.46%) .NET
4 50 (42.37%) SQL Server
5 46 (38.98%) Microsoft
6 43 (36.44%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (32.20%) OO
8 37 (31.36%) JavaScript
8 37 (31.36%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (31.36%) Decision-Making
9 35 (29.66%) Java
9 35 (29.66%) ASP.NET
9 35 (29.66%) AngularJS
10 33 (27.97%) HTML
11 32 (27.12%) Scrum
12 29 (24.58%) MVC
12 29 (24.58%) CSS
12 29 (24.58%) Visual Studio
13 28 (23.73%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (19.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (19.49%) SQL
15 22 (18.64%) .NET Framework
15 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
16 21 (17.80%) Software Engineering
17 19 (16.10%) Degree
17 19 (16.10%) Computer Science
18 18 (15.25%) ASP.NET Web API
19 16 (13.56%) DevOps
19 16 (13.56%) ASP.NET MVC

Senior 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 4 (3.39%) Umbraco
2 3 (2.54%) CMS
3 2 (1.69%) IIS
3 2 (1.69%) WordPress
4 1 (0.85%) CICS
4 1 (0.85%) Jetty
4 1 (0.85%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.69%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.47%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.69%) npm
4 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) ATM
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (42.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.93%) Big Data
3 4 (3.39%) MySQL
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.85%) DB2
5 1 (0.85%) Easytrieve
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (24.58%) Visual Studio
2 23 (19.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.24%) JIRA
5 3 (2.54%) gulp
6 2 (1.69%) Babel
6 2 (1.69%) Gradle
6 2 (1.69%) Grunt
6 2 (1.69%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.69%) Maven
6 2 (1.69%) Mocha
6 2 (1.69%) MSTest
6 2 (1.69%) NUnit
6 2 (1.69%) webpack
7 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.85%) Moq
7 1 (0.85%) Subversion
7 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.85%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 12 (10.17%) Finance
2 11 (9.32%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Advertising
3 6 (5.08%) Investment Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Law
4 4 (3.39%) Games
5 3 (2.54%) Legal
6 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (47.46%) .NET
2 35 (29.66%) AngularJS
2 35 (29.66%) ASP.NET
3 33 (27.97%) HTML
4 29 (24.58%) CSS
5 22 (18.64%) .NET Framework
6 18 (15.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (13.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (12.71%) HTML5
9 11 (9.32%) Node.js
10 10 (8.47%) SOAP
11 9 (7.63%) React
11 9 (7.63%) REST
12 8 (6.78%) CSS3
12 8 (6.78%) jQuery
12 8 (6.78%) Spring
12 8 (6.78%) Web Services
13 7 (5.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (5.93%) XML
14 6 (5.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.73%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (16.10%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (5.08%) User Experience
6 5 (4.24%) Fintech
7 4 (3.39%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.69%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.69%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) IVR
9 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.85%) NHS
9 1 (0.85%) PKI
9 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.24%) Windows
2 2 (1.69%) Linux
3 1 (0.85%) Android
3 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.85%) Unix
3 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (50.00%) TDD
3 43 (36.44%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (32.20%) OO
5 37 (31.36%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (31.36%) Decision-Making
6 32 (27.12%) Scrum
7 29 (24.58%) MVC
8 21 (17.80%) Software Engineering
9 16 (13.56%) DevOps
10 14 (11.86%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (11.02%) Unit Testing
12 10 (8.47%) CRM
12 10 (8.47%) Web Development
13 9 (7.63%) SDLC
13 9 (7.63%) Test Automation
14 8 (6.78%) OOP
15 7 (5.93%) Microservices
16 6 (5.08%) Continuous Deployment
16 6 (5.08%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (50.00%) C#
2 37 (31.36%) JavaScript
3 35 (29.66%) Java
4 23 (19.49%) SQL
5 13 (11.02%) PHP
6 5 (4.24%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.54%) C++
7 3 (2.54%) Java 8
7 3 (2.54%) Ruby
7 3 (2.54%) VB
7 3 (2.54%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.54%) VB6
8 2 (1.69%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.85%) C
9 1 (0.85%) COBOL
9 1 (0.85%) Java 9
9 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.85%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (16.10%) Degree
2 5 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 46 (38.98%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.39%) Tableau
3 3 (2.54%) Google
4 2 (1.69%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (0.85%) CA
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle
5 1 (0.85%) Xamarin