Period
to 14 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £51,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 48 76
Rank change year-on-year 0 +28 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 86 118 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.00% 4.96% 3.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.15% 5.13% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 80 109 96
Cheshire median annual salary £51,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 1,671 2,302 3,011
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.21% 96.76% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,348 1,786 2,312
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,125 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,250 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -1 14 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Chester -14 11 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Knutsford +28 10 £61,000 +62.67%
Crewe -14 10 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Warrington +7 7 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Nantwich +9 3 £45,000 -10.00%
Macclesfield - 3 £45,000 - 1
Runcorn - 2 - - 2
Alderley Edge - 1 £52,500 - 1
Senior Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (45.35%) JavaScript
3 33 (38.37%) C#
3 33 (38.37%) SQL Server
4 32 (37.21%) .NET
5 31 (36.05%) HTML
5 31 (36.05%) CSS
6 29 (33.72%) AngularJS
7 28 (32.56%) SQL
8 27 (31.40%) Git (software)
9 22 (25.58%) Java
9 22 (25.58%) Web Services
9 22 (25.58%) MVC
9 22 (25.58%) TDD
10 17 (19.77%) jQuery
10 17 (19.77%) Microsoft
10 17 (19.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 17 (19.77%) DevOps
11 16 (18.60%) OO
12 15 (17.44%) ASP.NET
12 15 (17.44%) Node.js
13 14 (16.28%) Finance
14 13 (15.12%) XML
14 13 (15.12%) Python
14 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (15.12%) Degree
14 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (13.95%) REST
15 12 (13.95%) Linux

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 7 (8.14%) CMS
2 5 (5.81%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.16%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) AWS
2 8 (9.30%) Azure
3 6 (6.98%) Power Platform
3 6 (6.98%) Serverless
4 3 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.49%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.49%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.16%) GitHub
5 1 (1.16%) NuGet
5 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (38.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.95%) MySQL
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.98%) Power BI
5 5 (5.81%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.65%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.16%) MariaDB
9 1 (1.16%) Neo4j
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.16%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 27 (31.40%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.47%) Visual Studio
4 6 (6.98%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (5.81%) Gradle
6 4 (4.65%) JIRA
6 4 (4.65%) Maven
7 3 (3.49%) gulp
7 3 (3.49%) MSTest
7 3 (3.49%) NUnit
8 2 (2.33%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (2.33%) Subversion
8 2 (2.33%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.16%) JUnit
9 1 (1.16%) Mockito
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (16.28%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Banking
3 5 (5.81%) Financial Institution
3 5 (5.81%) Retail
4 3 (3.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.33%) Automotive
5 2 (2.33%) Games
6 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.16%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (37.21%) .NET
2 31 (36.05%) CSS
2 31 (36.05%) HTML
3 29 (33.72%) AngularJS
4 22 (25.58%) Web Services
5 17 (19.77%) jQuery
5 17 (19.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 15 (17.44%) ASP.NET
6 15 (17.44%) Node.js
7 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (15.12%) XML
8 12 (13.95%) REST
9 11 (12.79%) React
10 10 (11.63%) Ajax
10 10 (11.63%) WCF
11 9 (10.47%) .NET Core
11 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 9 (10.47%) RESTful
12 8 (9.30%) HTML5
13 7 (8.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (11.63%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.81%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Life Science
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) Linux
2 7 (8.14%) AIX
2 7 (8.14%) Windows
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (3.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.58%) MVC
2 22 (25.58%) TDD
3 17 (19.77%) DevOps
4 16 (18.60%) OO
5 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (12.79%) Computer Science
6 11 (12.79%) Decision-Making
6 11 (12.79%) Microservices
6 11 (12.79%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (11.63%) Front End Development
8 8 (9.30%) E-Commerce
8 8 (9.30%) Open Source
9 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (8.14%) Performance Management
9 7 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (6.98%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.81%) Change Management
11 5 (5.81%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 39 (45.35%) JavaScript
2 33 (38.37%) C#
3 28 (32.56%) SQL
4 22 (25.58%) Java
5 13 (15.12%) Python
6 8 (9.30%) PHP
7 7 (8.14%) C
7 7 (8.14%) Perl
8 6 (6.98%) PL/SQL
9 5 (5.81%) T-SQL
10 4 (4.65%) Java 8
11 1 (1.16%) ES6
11 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) Degree
2 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.49%) MCSD
4 2 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) Ganglia
1 7 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle
2 6 (6.98%) Tableau
3 3 (3.49%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.33%) Adobe
5 1 (1.16%) Facebook
5 1 (1.16%) Google