Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 38 96
Rank change year-on-year -14 +58 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 154 133 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.82% 5.85% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.03% 6.05% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 144 134 65
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £45,000 £48,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +2.74%

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 3,064 2,199 2,768
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.79% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,323 1,833 2,432
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,875 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 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
Chester -9 36 £45,000 +38.46% 8
Macclesfield -7 20 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Crewe +14 19 £31,500 -19.23% 4
Warrington -15 19 £40,000 - 5
Knutsford -35 14 £52,500 +10.53% 4
Nantwich +11 10 £40,250 +34.17%
Sandbach - 10 £37,500 -
Daresbury -1 3 £42,500 -
Northwich -2 3 £30,000 -
Congleton - 3 £47,500 - 2
Runcorn - 2 £39,000 - 2
Ellesmere Port +4 1 £31,000 -22.50%
Alderley Edge - 1 £30,000 - 2
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 111 (72.08%) C#
2 95 (61.69%) .NET
3 77 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (45.45%) JavaScript
5 67 (43.51%) ASP.NET
6 63 (40.91%) SQL
7 61 (39.61%) SQL Server
8 60 (38.96%) MVC
9 53 (34.42%) HTML
10 50 (32.47%) AngularJS
11 49 (31.82%) Java
12 38 (24.68%) CSS
13 31 (20.13%) Greenfield Project
14 28 (18.18%) Spring
14 28 (18.18%) Microsoft
15 26 (16.88%) Git (software)
15 26 (16.88%) SDLC
16 25 (16.23%) jQuery
17 24 (15.58%) .NET Framework
17 24 (15.58%) Degree
18 23 (14.94%) MySQL
18 23 (14.94%) TDD
19 22 (14.29%) JUnit
19 22 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
20 20 (12.99%) REST
21 18 (11.69%) Jenkins
22 17 (11.04%) React
23 15 (9.74%) RESTful
23 15 (9.74%) Web Services
23 15 (9.74%) PHP

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 3 (1.95%) IIS
2 2 (1.30%) Apache
2 2 (1.30%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.30%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.30%) WordPress
3 1 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.65%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.95%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.30%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.55%) Internet
2 5 (3.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.60%) HTTP
4 1 (0.65%) PBX
4 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.65%) Wireless
4 1 (0.65%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (39.61%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.94%) MySQL
3 13 (8.44%) NoSQL
4 12 (7.79%) MongoDB
5 10 (6.49%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.60%) DB2
7 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.95%) Big Data
8 3 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.30%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (16.88%) Git (software)
2 22 (14.29%) JUnit
3 18 (11.69%) Jenkins
4 13 (8.44%) JIRA
5 9 (5.84%) Eclipse
6 8 (5.19%) Maven
7 7 (4.55%) Gradle
8 6 (3.90%) Subversion
8 6 (3.90%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.60%) Ant
9 4 (2.60%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.60%) Jasmine
9 4 (2.60%) Mockito
9 4 (2.60%) Selenium
10 2 (1.30%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.30%) Liquibase
10 2 (1.30%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (9.09%) Finance
2 7 (4.55%) Marketing
3 6 (3.90%) Advertising
3 6 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.25%) Banking
5 3 (1.95%) Games
6 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.30%) Retail
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.65%) Publishing
7 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (61.69%) .NET
2 67 (43.51%) ASP.NET
3 53 (34.42%) HTML
4 50 (32.47%) AngularJS
5 38 (24.68%) CSS
6 28 (18.18%) Spring
7 25 (16.23%) jQuery
8 24 (15.58%) .NET Framework
9 22 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (12.99%) REST
11 17 (11.04%) React
12 15 (9.74%) RESTful
12 15 (9.74%) Web Services
13 14 (9.09%) HTML5
14 12 (7.79%) Hibernate
14 12 (7.79%) JSON
14 12 (7.79%) XML
15 10 (6.49%) J2EE
15 10 (6.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (6.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.13%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.19%) User Experience
3 7 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.90%) Fintech
5 5 (3.25%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.60%) RIA
7 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.30%) EPoS
7 2 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.65%) IVR
8 1 (0.65%) Life Science
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.55%) Windows
2 4 (2.60%) Android
2 4 (2.60%) Linux
2 4 (2.60%) Unix
3 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (38.96%) MVC
3 26 (16.88%) SDLC
4 23 (14.94%) TDD
5 15 (9.74%) OO
6 12 (7.79%) Software Engineering
7 11 (7.14%) Unit Testing
8 10 (6.49%) BDD
8 10 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.49%) Microservices
9 9 (5.84%) Scrum
9 9 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (5.19%) DevOps
10 8 (5.19%) Test Automation
11 6 (3.90%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (3.90%) Machine Learning
11 6 (3.90%) OOD
11 6 (3.90%) Waterfall
12 5 (3.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 111 (72.08%) C#
2 70 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 63 (40.91%) SQL
4 49 (31.82%) Java
5 15 (9.74%) PHP
6 14 (9.09%) VB.NET
7 11 (7.14%) C
8 9 (5.84%) C++
9 7 (4.55%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.90%) PHP 5
10 6 (3.90%) Python
11 5 (3.25%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.60%) Go
13 3 (1.95%) Embedded C
14 2 (1.30%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.30%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.30%) VB
14 2 (1.30%) VB6
15 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (15.58%) Degree
2 7 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.30%) MCPD
4 2 (1.30%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.90%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (4.55%) Docker
2 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Ansible
1 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.09%) Google
3 13 (8.44%) Oracle
4 12 (7.79%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (5.84%) Twitter
6 8 (5.19%) Xamarin
7 4 (2.60%) Adobe
8 3 (1.95%) Castleton
9 1 (0.65%) New Relic
9 1 (0.65%) WSO2