Period
to 10 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 69 72
Rank change year-on-year +38 +3 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 68 76 117
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.51% 3.65% 3.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.89% 3.78% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 61 65 100
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £61,100 £52,775
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%

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 987 2,009 3,108
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.54% 96.59% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 745 1,499 2,347
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Cheshire

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Software Developer in Cheshire

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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 6 months to 10 July 2020. 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
Warrington -1 18 £45,000 -4.38% 3
Chester +4 16 £40,000 +2.56% 3
Wilmslow +12 12 £45,000 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 5 - -
Congleton - 4 £43,750 -
Crewe +13 3 £24,500 -38.75% 2
Runcorn - 3 - -
Alderley Edge - 1 £55,000 -
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 58 (85.29%) .NET
2 57 (83.82%) C#
3 35 (51.47%) SQL
4 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (47.06%) JavaScript
5 32 (47.06%) AngularJS
6 30 (44.12%) MVC
7 29 (42.65%) SQL Server
8 25 (36.76%) ASP.NET
9 23 (33.82%) CSS
10 22 (32.35%) Azure
11 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
11 20 (29.41%) .NET Core
12 15 (22.06%) .NET Framework
12 15 (22.06%) Entity Framework
12 15 (22.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (22.06%) DevOps
13 13 (19.12%) HTML
14 12 (17.65%) Xamarin
15 11 (16.18%) React
15 11 (16.18%) jQuery
15 11 (16.18%) Web Services
15 11 (16.18%) Selenium
15 11 (16.18%) NHibernate
15 11 (16.18%) Greenfield Project
16 10 (14.71%) NUnit
16 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (14.71%) Performance Testing
17 9 (13.24%) MSTest
17 9 (13.24%) REST

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 5 (7.35%) NServiceBus
2 2 (2.94%) Confluence
3 1 (1.47%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.47%) Magento
2 1 (1.47%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (32.35%) Azure
2 4 (5.88%) AWS
3 3 (4.41%) GCP
3 3 (4.41%) SaaS
4 2 (2.94%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (42.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Selenium
2 10 (14.71%) NUnit
3 9 (13.24%) MSTest
4 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.41%) JIRA
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (2.94%) Appium
6 2 (2.94%) Calabash
6 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.94%) Gatling
6 2 (2.94%) JBehave
6 2 (2.94%) JMeter
6 2 (2.94%) JUnit
6 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.47%) Moq
7 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Automotive
3 5 (7.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Local Government
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (85.29%) .NET
2 32 (47.06%) AngularJS
3 25 (36.76%) ASP.NET
4 23 (33.82%) CSS
5 20 (29.41%) .NET Core
6 15 (22.06%) .NET Framework
6 15 (22.06%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (22.06%) Entity Framework
7 13 (19.12%) HTML
8 11 (16.18%) jQuery
8 11 (16.18%) NHibernate
8 11 (16.18%) React
8 11 (16.18%) Web Services
9 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (13.24%) REST
11 6 (8.82%) RESTful
12 5 (7.35%) HTML5
13 4 (5.88%) Kafka
14 3 (4.41%) LINQ
15 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.47%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.47%) PlayStation
3 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Android
1 5 (7.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.12%) MVC
3 15 (22.06%) DevOps
4 10 (14.71%) Performance Testing
5 9 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (13.24%) Secure Coding
6 8 (11.76%) Microservices
7 7 (10.29%) SDLC
8 6 (8.82%) Web Development
9 5 (7.35%) Mobile Development
9 5 (7.35%) OO
9 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.35%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.88%) TDD
11 3 (4.41%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (4.41%) Open Source
11 3 (4.41%) Project Management
12 2 (2.94%) Fintech
12 2 (2.94%) SDET
12 2 (2.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (83.82%) C#
2 35 (51.47%) SQL
3 32 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.88%) C++
4 4 (5.88%) Java
4 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.41%) Go
5 3 (4.41%) PHP
5 3 (4.41%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.94%) C
6 2 (2.94%) Python
7 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Terraform
2 1 (1.47%) Ansible
2 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.65%) Xamarin
3 6 (8.82%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.47%) Google