Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 43 45
Rank change year-on-year -18 +2 +70
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 105 162 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.93% 5.68% 4.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.05% 5.94% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 95 153 103
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,200 £26,250
90th Percentile £54,000 £51,250 £48,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +14.29%

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 2,593 2,729 2,150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.93% 95.75% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,994 2,088 1,864
Cheshire median annual salary £43,875 £42,500 £36,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.24% +17.65% -9.69%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,900 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 6 months to 23 October 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 23 October 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
Wilmslow +26 40 £45,000 +20.00%
Chester -9 16 £47,500 - 4
Warrington -4 8 £45,750 +7.65% 11
Nantwich -11 8 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Crewe -12 8 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Knutsford +4 4 £57,250 +20.53% 2
Sandbach +5 3 £37,500 -25.00%
Ellesmere Port -2 2 £36,500 +4.29%
Northwich -7 2 £42,500 +41.67%
Macclesfield +2 1 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 83 (79.05%) C#
2 80 (76.19%) .NET
3 64 (60.95%) SQL Server
4 58 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (50.48%) Microsoft
6 47 (44.76%) AngularJS
7 45 (42.86%) Scrum
7 45 (42.86%) ASP.NET
8 44 (41.90%) TDD
9 40 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (36.19%) Visual Studio
10 38 (36.19%) ASP.NET Web API
11 36 (34.29%) MVC
11 36 (34.29%) .NET Framework
12 34 (32.38%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (31.43%) Team Foundation Server
14 32 (30.48%) Decision-Making
15 30 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
15 30 (28.57%) JavaScript
16 27 (25.71%) SQL
16 27 (25.71%) HTML
17 25 (23.81%) CSS
17 25 (23.81%) OO
18 20 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
19 19 (18.10%) jQuery
20 18 (17.14%) Java
21 17 (16.19%) Unit Testing
22 13 (12.38%) .NET Core
23 11 (10.48%) Git (software)
24 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure

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 (2.86%) IIS
2 2 (1.90%) Confluence
3 1 (0.95%) CICS
3 1 (0.95%) CMS
3 1 (0.95%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.95%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.57%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.95%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.95%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.95%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.67%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (60.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) MySQL
3 2 (1.90%) Big Data
3 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.95%) DB2
4 1 (0.95%) Easytrieve
4 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (36.19%) Visual Studio
2 33 (31.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (10.48%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.81%) Selenium
5 3 (2.86%) NUnit
5 3 (2.86%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.90%) JIRA
7 1 (0.95%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.95%) git-flow
7 1 (0.95%) Gradle
7 1 (0.95%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.95%) Moq
7 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.95%) Subversion
7 1 (0.95%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 6 (5.71%) Finance
1 6 (5.71%) Retail
2 5 (4.76%) Advertising
2 5 (4.76%) Banking
3 4 (3.81%) Games
4 2 (1.90%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Law
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (76.19%) .NET
2 47 (44.76%) AngularJS
3 45 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 38 (36.19%) ASP.NET Web API
5 36 (34.29%) .NET Framework
6 27 (25.71%) HTML
7 25 (23.81%) CSS
8 20 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (18.10%) jQuery
10 13 (12.38%) .NET Core
11 10 (9.52%) Node.js
12 9 (8.57%) Spring
13 7 (6.67%) JSON
13 7 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (6.67%) XML
14 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET Core
14 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 5 (4.76%) J2EE
15 4 (3.81%) LINQ
15 4 (3.81%) React
Miscellaneous
1 30 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (7.62%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (6.67%) PKI
4 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Cloud
5 4 (3.81%) Online Banking
5 4 (3.81%) User Experience
6 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.90%) Fintech
7 1 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.95%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.62%) Linux
2 7 (6.67%) Windows
3 3 (2.86%) Android
3 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.95%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (55.24%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (42.86%) Scrum
3 44 (41.90%) TDD
4 40 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (34.29%) MVC
6 34 (32.38%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (30.48%) Decision-Making
8 25 (23.81%) OO
9 17 (16.19%) Unit Testing
10 10 (9.52%) Microservices
11 9 (8.57%) OOP
12 8 (7.62%) CRM
13 6 (5.71%) Kanban
13 6 (5.71%) Load Balancing
14 5 (4.76%) SDLC
15 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Architecture
15 4 (3.81%) SOLID
15 4 (3.81%) Web Application Development
16 3 (2.86%) DevOps
16 3 (2.86%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 83 (79.05%) C#
2 30 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 27 (25.71%) SQL
4 18 (17.14%) Java
5 8 (7.62%) PHP
6 7 (6.67%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.71%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.76%) Python
9 4 (3.81%) Java 8
9 4 (3.81%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.86%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.90%) C++
11 2 (1.90%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.95%) COBOL
12 1 (0.95%) JCL
12 1 (0.95%) Ruby
12 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.95%) VB
12 1 (0.95%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (3.81%) Degree
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.95%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) Docker Swarm
1 6 (5.71%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 53 (50.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.86%) Google
2 3 (2.86%) Twitter
2 3 (2.86%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle
3 2 (1.90%) Progress
4 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.95%) CA