The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 57 65
Rank change year-on-year +23 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 97 26 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.68% 2.73% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.05% 2.84% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 89 26 59
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.31% -10.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

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 1376 916 1686
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.70% 96.32% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4162 3755 6278
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 £22,500 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 - 18 £40,000 -
Crewe - 17 £45,000 - 3
Warrington -11 12 £38,750 -18.42% 2
Chester +15 10 £42,500 +54.54% 4
Runcorn -2 10 £32,500 -27.77%
Macclesfield +5 9 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Knutsford - 6 £26,000 -
Northwich - 4 £30,000 - 2
Wilmslow -12 2 £37,500 -16.66%
Congleton - 2 £35,000 - 2
Alderley Edge - 1 £35,000 -
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 127 (79.87%) C#
2 122 (76.73%) .NET
3 88 (55.35%) ASP.NET
4 83 (52.20%) MVC
5 72 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (43.40%) SQL Server
7 62 (38.99%) Microsoft
8 50 (31.45%) WPF
9 49 (30.82%) TDD
10 47 (29.56%) SQL
11 46 (28.93%) jQuery
12 45 (28.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 45 (28.30%) HTML
13 43 (27.04%) Continuous Integration
14 42 (26.42%) JavaScript
15 40 (25.16%) SOLID
16 38 (23.90%) Dependency Injection
16 38 (23.90%) SaaS
17 34 (21.38%) Java
18 24 (15.09%) Web Services
18 24 (15.09%) .NET Framework
19 22 (13.84%) CSS
20 21 (13.21%) Oracle
21 19 (11.95%) VB.NET
21 19 (11.95%) Windows
21 19 (11.95%) AngularJS
22 17 (10.69%) Entity Framework
22 17 (10.69%) ASP.NET Web API
23 16 (10.06%) Mobile App
23 16 (10.06%) Visual Studio

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 6 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.63%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.63%) IIS
2 1 (0.63%) Kinematics
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 38 (23.90%) SaaS
2 4 (2.52%) Trello
3 3 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.26%) HTTP
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) LAN
2 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (43.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.43%) MySQL
3 10 (6.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (6.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.03%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.14%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.52%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.89%) DocumentDB
9 3 (1.89%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (10.06%) Visual Studio
2 14 (8.81%) JIRA
3 7 (4.40%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.40%) Selenium
3 7 (4.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (3.77%) JUnit
5 4 (2.52%) Subversion
6 3 (1.89%) Gradle
7 2 (1.26%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.26%) Maven
7 2 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.63%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.63%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.63%) Xcode
General
1 7 (4.40%) Finance
2 5 (3.14%) Advertising
3 4 (2.52%) Retail
4 3 (1.89%) Marketing
4 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.26%) Banking
5 2 (1.26%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (76.73%) .NET
2 88 (55.35%) ASP.NET
3 50 (31.45%) WPF
4 46 (28.93%) jQuery
5 45 (28.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 45 (28.30%) HTML
6 24 (15.09%) .NET Framework
6 24 (15.09%) Web Services
7 22 (13.84%) CSS
8 19 (11.95%) AngularJS
9 17 (10.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (10.69%) Entity Framework
10 15 (9.43%) RESTful
11 14 (8.81%) SOAP
12 13 (8.18%) XML
13 11 (6.92%) Spring
14 10 (6.29%) Hibernate
14 10 (6.29%) WinForms
15 9 (5.66%) HTML5
15 9 (5.66%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.06%) Mobile App
2 15 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (6.29%) iPad
5 9 (5.66%) N-Tier
6 8 (5.03%) Fintech
7 6 (3.77%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.89%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.89%) User Experience
10 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.63%) Animation
11 1 (0.63%) Contactless
11 1 (0.63%) IVR
11 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.95%) Windows
2 11 (6.92%) Android
3 10 (6.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.63%) Linux
4 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (52.20%) MVC
2 72 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (30.82%) TDD
4 43 (27.04%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (25.16%) SOLID
6 38 (23.90%) Dependency Injection
7 14 (8.81%) Waterfall
8 13 (8.18%) Software Engineering
9 12 (7.55%) SDLC
9 12 (7.55%) Test Automation
9 12 (7.55%) Unit Testing
9 12 (7.55%) Web Development
10 11 (6.92%) BDD
11 10 (6.29%) Scrum
12 8 (5.03%) OO
12 8 (5.03%) Project Management
13 7 (4.40%) MVVM
14 6 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (3.77%) iOS Development
14 6 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 127 (79.87%) C#
2 47 (29.56%) SQL
3 42 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 34 (21.38%) Java
5 19 (11.95%) VB.NET
6 14 (8.81%) T-SQL
7 12 (7.55%) PHP
8 10 (6.29%) C
8 10 (6.29%) C++
9 7 (4.40%) VB
10 6 (3.77%) XPath
10 6 (3.77%) XQuery
11 5 (3.14%) Delphi
11 5 (3.14%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.89%) PHP 5
13 2 (1.26%) ES6
14 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.63%) VBScript
14 1 (0.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (8.18%) Degree
2 4 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.63%) MCAD
3 1 (0.63%) MCPD
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) HL7
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Vendors
1 62 (38.99%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.21%) Oracle
3 8 (5.03%) Castleton
4 6 (3.77%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe
5 1 (0.63%) IBM
5 1 (0.63%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (0.63%) Zend
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
ISL
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
ISL
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Congleton
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £30001 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-40,000, Bonus, Pension, Flexible Working, Company Mobile
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwich
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits Package
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 8 days ago