Period
to 22 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 74 62
Rank change year-on-year +28 -12 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 116 115 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.41% 3.58% 3.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.58% 3.73% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 111 89 90
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £70,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 2,078 3,084 2,143
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.92% 96.04% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,593 2,322 1,789
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,851 £26,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £68,850 £65,000 £60,000
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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +18 33 £45,000 +11.11% 1
Warrington +9 14 £46,528 +0.60% 2
Chester +11 10 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Crewe +9 10 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Knutsford +4 6 £58,000 +22.11% 7
Runcorn 0 1 £39,500 -16.84% 3
Ellesmere Port -1 1 £52,500 +16.67%
Nantwich -9 1 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Senior Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 68 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (51.72%) TDD
3 58 (50.00%) .NET
4 54 (46.55%) C#
5 48 (41.38%) Problem-Solving
6 47 (40.52%) SQL Server
7 43 (37.07%) AngularJS
8 40 (34.48%) JavaScript
8 40 (34.48%) Microsoft
9 38 (32.76%) Decision-Making
10 36 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (30.17%) OO
12 34 (29.31%) Java
13 29 (25.00%) Scrum
14 28 (24.14%) HTML
15 27 (23.28%) ASP.NET
16 26 (22.41%) Visual Studio
17 25 (21.55%) SQL
17 25 (21.55%) CSS
18 22 (18.97%) MVC
18 22 (18.97%) Software Engineering
18 22 (18.97%) Team Foundation Server
18 22 (18.97%) Enterprise Software
19 21 (18.10%) Computer Science
20 20 (17.24%) Git (software)
21 19 (16.38%) .NET Framework
21 19 (16.38%) Degree
22 17 (14.66%) DevOps
23 16 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
24 15 (12.93%) 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 5 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.72%) CMS
2 2 (1.72%) IIS
2 2 (1.72%) Jetty
2 2 (1.72%) NServiceBus
2 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.72%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.72%) WordPress
3 1 (0.86%) CICS
3 1 (0.86%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 11 (9.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.72%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.62%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.86%) GitHub
4 1 (0.86%) IaaS
4 1 (0.86%) npm
4 1 (0.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) Internet
2 2 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (40.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.03%) Big Data
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.72%) MySQL
5 2 (1.72%) Power BI
5 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.86%) DB2
6 1 (0.86%) Easytrieve
6 1 (0.86%) MS Access
6 1 (0.86%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 26 (22.41%) Visual Studio
2 22 (18.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (17.24%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.17%) JIRA
5 4 (3.45%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.45%) Gradle
5 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.45%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.72%) gulp
7 2 (1.72%) Maven
7 2 (1.72%) MSTest
7 2 (1.72%) NUnit
7 2 (1.72%) Protractor
8 1 (0.86%) Babel
8 1 (0.86%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.86%) Mocha
8 1 (0.86%) Moq
8 1 (0.86%) Subversion
8 1 (0.86%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 13 (11.21%) Finance
2 12 (10.34%) Banking
3 4 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.45%) Law
3 4 (3.45%) Legal
4 3 (2.59%) Advertising
4 3 (2.59%) Games
5 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (50.00%) .NET
2 43 (37.07%) AngularJS
3 28 (24.14%) HTML
4 27 (23.28%) ASP.NET
5 25 (21.55%) CSS
6 19 (16.38%) .NET Framework
7 15 (12.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (12.93%) ASP.NET Web API
7 15 (12.93%) HTML5
8 14 (12.07%) React
9 10 (8.62%) Node.js
9 10 (8.62%) REST
9 10 (8.62%) Web Services
10 9 (7.76%) CSS3
10 9 (7.76%) SOAP
10 9 (7.76%) Spring
11 7 (6.03%) RESTful
12 5 (4.31%) .NET Core
12 5 (4.31%) Entity Framework
12 5 (4.31%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.97%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.62%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (6.90%) User Experience
4 4 (3.45%) Internet of Things
5 3 (2.59%) Fintech
6 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.72%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.72%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.86%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.59%) Windows
2 2 (1.72%) Unix
2 2 (1.72%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.86%) Android
3 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (51.72%) TDD
3 48 (41.38%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (32.76%) Decision-Making
5 36 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (30.17%) OO
7 29 (25.00%) Scrum
8 22 (18.97%) MVC
8 22 (18.97%) Software Engineering
9 21 (18.10%) Computer Science
10 17 (14.66%) DevOps
11 16 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (9.48%) CRM
13 9 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (7.76%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (7.76%) Unit Testing
13 9 (7.76%) Web Development
14 8 (6.90%) Front End Development
14 8 (6.90%) SDLC
15 7 (6.03%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 54 (46.55%) C#
2 40 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 34 (29.31%) Java
4 25 (21.55%) SQL
5 8 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 8 (6.90%) TypeScript
6 7 (6.03%) PHP
7 4 (3.45%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.59%) C++
8 3 (2.59%) Java 8
8 3 (2.59%) Ruby
8 3 (2.59%) VB
8 3 (2.59%) VB6
9 1 (0.86%) COBOL
9 1 (0.86%) Java 9
9 1 (0.86%) JCL
9 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (16.38%) Degree
2 8 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.86%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 40 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.31%) Nintex
3 3 (2.59%) Google
3 3 (2.59%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.72%) Tableau
5 1 (0.86%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.86%) CA
5 1 (0.86%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (0.86%) Software AG
5 1 (0.86%) webMethods
5 1 (0.86%) Xamarin