Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 82 40
Rank change year-on-year +15 -42 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 105 93 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.76% 3.33% 5.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 3.48% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 94 72 102
Cheshire median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.12% -1.11%
10th Percentile £37,725 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £64,375 £54,750 £56,250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2,701 2,674 2,057
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 95.71% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,044 2,044 1,787
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,750 £21,875
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £43,750 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +19 24 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Chester +4 13 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Warrington -10 10 £43,750 -2.78% 4
Macclesfield +13 9 £45,000 -18.18%
Knutsford -15 9 £37,500 -21.05%
Crewe +1 5 £50,000 +25.00%
Runcorn +10 2 £42,250 -11.05% 1
Ellesmere Port +7 2 £48,750 +8.33%
Northwich +1 2 £52,500 +31.25%
Nantwich - 1 £40,000 -
Senior Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 60 (57.14%) C#
2 58 (55.24%) .NET
3 57 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (44.76%) ASP.NET
5 45 (42.86%) SQL Server
6 41 (39.05%) JavaScript
7 39 (37.14%) HTML
7 39 (37.14%) MVC
7 39 (37.14%) Microsoft
8 37 (35.24%) TDD
8 37 (35.24%) CSS
9 32 (30.48%) SQL
10 30 (28.57%) Git (software)
11 27 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (24.76%) OO
12 26 (24.76%) .NET Framework
13 24 (22.86%) Scrum
14 23 (21.90%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (20.95%) Unit Testing
15 22 (20.95%) Java
15 22 (20.95%) Decision-Making
16 21 (20.00%) jQuery
16 21 (20.00%) AngularJS
17 20 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
18 19 (18.10%) Enterprise Software
19 18 (17.14%) Visual Studio
20 16 (15.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 15 (14.29%) Degree
22 14 (13.33%) Computer Science
23 13 (12.38%) Team Foundation Server

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 (3.81%) Umbraco
2 3 (2.86%) CMS
2 3 (2.86%) IIS
3 1 (0.95%) CICS
3 1 (0.95%) JBoss
3 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.90%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.71%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.90%) npm
4 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.90%) X.509
2 1 (0.95%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.62%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (3.81%) MySQL
4 3 (2.86%) Big Data
4 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.95%) DB2
6 1 (0.95%) Easytrieve
6 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 18 (17.14%) Visual Studio
3 13 (12.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (9.52%) JIRA
5 3 (2.86%) gulp
6 2 (1.90%) Babel
6 2 (1.90%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.90%) Grunt
6 2 (1.90%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.90%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.90%) Maven
6 2 (1.90%) Mocha
6 2 (1.90%) MSTest
6 2 (1.90%) NUnit
6 2 (1.90%) webpack
7 1 (0.95%) FxCop
7 1 (0.95%) Gradle
7 1 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (12.38%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Banking
3 6 (5.71%) Advertising
3 6 (5.71%) Investment Banking
3 6 (5.71%) Law
4 5 (4.76%) Retail
5 3 (2.86%) Games
5 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Automotive
6 1 (0.95%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (55.24%) .NET
2 47 (44.76%) ASP.NET
3 39 (37.14%) HTML
4 37 (35.24%) CSS
5 26 (24.76%) .NET Framework
6 21 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 21 (20.00%) jQuery
7 20 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (15.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (12.38%) HTML5
10 11 (10.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (10.48%) REST
10 11 (10.48%) SOAP
11 9 (8.57%) .NET Core
11 9 (8.57%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (7.62%) XML
13 7 (6.67%) JSON
13 7 (6.67%) React
13 7 (6.67%) Spring
13 7 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.10%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.81%) Fintech
6 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.86%) User Experience
7 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.90%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.90%) PKI
8 1 (0.95%) IVR
8 1 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.95%) NHS
8 1 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.95%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.62%) Windows
2 3 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.14%) MVC
3 37 (35.24%) TDD
4 27 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (24.76%) OO
6 24 (22.86%) Scrum
7 23 (21.90%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (20.95%) Decision-Making
8 22 (20.95%) Unit Testing
9 13 (12.38%) DevOps
10 11 (10.48%) OOP
10 11 (10.48%) Software Engineering
11 9 (8.57%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (8.57%) Test Automation
12 8 (7.62%) Web Development
13 7 (6.67%) Kanban
14 6 (5.71%) Refactoring
14 6 (5.71%) Risk Management
14 6 (5.71%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (57.14%) C#
2 41 (39.05%) JavaScript
3 32 (30.48%) SQL
4 22 (20.95%) Java
5 13 (12.38%) PHP
6 6 (5.71%) PHP 5
7 5 (4.76%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.86%) VB
8 3 (2.86%) VB6
9 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.90%) C
9 2 (1.90%) Java 8
9 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.95%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.95%) COBOL
10 1 (0.95%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.95%) JCL
10 1 (0.95%) Python
10 1 (0.95%) X++
Qualifications
1 15 (14.29%) Degree
2 5 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.95%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.95%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (1.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 39 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.81%) Capita
3 3 (2.86%) Google
3 3 (2.86%) Tableau
4 2 (1.90%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (0.95%) CA
5 1 (0.95%) IBM
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle
5 1 (0.95%) SAP
5 1 (0.95%) TIBCO