The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Software Developer
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 57 84
Rank change year-on-year +21 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 62 45 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.76% 3.41% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.93% 3.56% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 54 43 38
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1046 1265 1705
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.12% 95.76% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 856 1076 1304
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Cheshire

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Cheshire

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Cheshire

Software 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 Software Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ellesmere Port - 17 £45,000 - 1
Chester +8 9 £36,500 -2.66% 4
Warrington +4 7 £32,500 +4.83% 3
Macclesfield +1 7 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Runcorn +4 4 £34,000 +3.03% 1
Congleton - 4 £24,750 - 2
Crewe - 4 £38,000 - 3
Knutsford +1 2 £47,500 +11.76%
Northwich -1 1 £30,000 -22.58% 2
Wilmslow -9 1 - - 1
Daresbury - 1 £34,000 -
Nantwich - 1 £55,000 -
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 104 (86.67%) .NET
2 101 (84.17%) C#
3 75 (62.50%) ASP.NET
4 63 (52.50%) SQL Server
5 56 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (43.33%) MVC
7 39 (32.50%) Microsoft
8 33 (27.50%) SQL
8 33 (27.50%) WPF
9 29 (24.17%) TDD
10 28 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (22.50%) JavaScript
12 25 (20.83%) jQuery
13 24 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (20.00%) HTML
14 23 (19.17%) SOLID
15 22 (18.33%) Dependency Injection
16 21 (17.50%) SaaS
17 19 (15.83%) XML
17 19 (15.83%) .NET Framework
18 18 (15.00%) VB.NET
19 15 (12.50%) Windows
19 15 (12.50%) JIRA
20 14 (11.67%) MySQL
20 14 (11.67%) Git (software)
21 13 (10.83%) Java
21 13 (10.83%) Visual Studio
21 13 (10.83%) Scrum
22 12 (10.00%) QA
22 12 (10.00%) Web Development

Software 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 2 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.83%) IIS
2 1 (0.83%) Kinematics
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Project
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (52.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.67%) MySQL
3 4 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.83%) GIS
6 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (12.50%) JIRA
2 14 (11.67%) Git (software)
3 13 (10.83%) Visual Studio
4 11 (9.17%) Subversion
5 10 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.50%) JUnit
6 3 (2.50%) Selenium
7 2 (1.67%) Ant
7 2 (1.67%) NUnit
General
1 11 (9.17%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.50%) Advertising
3 5 (4.17%) Finance
4 4 (3.33%) Banking
5 2 (1.67%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (86.67%) .NET
2 75 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 33 (27.50%) WPF
4 28 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (20.83%) jQuery
6 24 (20.00%) HTML
7 19 (15.83%) .NET Framework
7 19 (15.83%) XML
8 10 (8.33%) HTML5
8 10 (8.33%) SOAP
8 10 (8.33%) WCF
9 9 (7.50%) AngularJS
9 9 (7.50%) Web Services
9 9 (7.50%) XSL
10 8 (6.67%) CSS
11 7 (5.83%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (5.83%) Entity Framework
11 7 (5.83%) RESTful
12 5 (4.17%) WinForms
13 3 (2.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.17%) N-Tier
2 4 (3.33%) Fintech
2 4 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.67%) iPad
4 2 (1.67%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.83%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (2.50%) Android
3 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.67%) Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (43.33%) MVC
3 29 (24.17%) TDD
4 24 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (19.17%) SOLID
6 22 (18.33%) Dependency Injection
7 13 (10.83%) Scrum
8 12 (10.00%) Web Development
9 10 (8.33%) MVVM
10 9 (7.50%) Mobile Development
10 9 (7.50%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.83%) OO
12 5 (4.17%) BDD
13 4 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (3.33%) Mentoring
13 4 (3.33%) SOA
13 4 (3.33%) Unit Testing
14 3 (2.50%) DevOps
14 3 (2.50%) Software Testing
14 3 (2.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 101 (84.17%) C#
2 33 (27.50%) SQL
3 27 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 18 (15.00%) VB.NET
5 13 (10.83%) Java
6 12 (10.00%) PHP
7 11 (9.17%) PHP 5
7 11 (9.17%) VB
8 8 (6.67%) C
8 8 (6.67%) VB6
8 8 (6.67%) VBScript
9 5 (4.17%) C++
10 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.50%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.67%) Delphi
11 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.67%) XPath
11 2 (1.67%) XQuery
12 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.83%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.00%) QA
2 8 (6.67%) HL7
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) SDET
Vendors
1 39 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.83%) Oracle
3 4 (3.33%) Castleton
3 4 (3.33%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.50%) IBM
4 3 (2.50%) IBM Sterling
Congleton, Cheshire
Roc Search Limited
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Recann
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Congleton, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000, Pension Scheme,
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £43000 - £48000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
ShortList Recruitment Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Macclesfield
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension Scheme
Posted: 22 days ago
Northwich
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits Package
Posted: 27 days ago