Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 35 74
Rank change year-on-year -44 +39 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 104 166 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.35% 6.39% 3.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.47% 6.63% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 87 151 69
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.29% -2.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £28,250 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £55,650 £50,000 £51,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -

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 2,993 2,503 2,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 96.31% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,264 1,961 1,855
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -7.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,750 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 July 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 19 July 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
Warrington +4 25 £45,000 +35.34% 10
Chester -5 19 £45,000 +7.14% 4
Wilmslow +16 12 £48,750 +30.00%
Macclesfield -5 9 £32,500 -27.78%
Crewe -26 7 £32,500 -27.78% 2
Nantwich -12 6 £40,000 -27.27%
Sandbach +6 5 £37,500 -31.82%
Congleton -4 4 £40,500 +24.62%
Knutsford -6 4 £65,000 +150.00%
Northwich -2 2 £42,500 +41.67%
Ellesmere Port +2 1 £45,000 -
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 73 (70.19%) C#
2 62 (59.62%) .NET
3 58 (55.77%) SQL Server
4 54 (51.92%) JavaScript
5 53 (50.96%) SQL
6 48 (46.15%) MVC
7 46 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (40.38%) HTML
9 40 (38.46%) ASP.NET
10 38 (36.54%) CSS
11 32 (30.77%) jQuery
12 27 (25.96%) Microsoft
13 25 (24.04%) AngularJS
14 22 (21.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 22 (21.15%) MySQL
15 21 (20.19%) Java
15 21 (20.19%) PHP
15 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
16 20 (19.23%) OO
16 20 (19.23%) Scrum
16 20 (19.23%) TDD
17 19 (18.27%) Visual Studio
18 18 (17.31%) .NET Framework
18 18 (17.31%) Unit Testing
19 17 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
19 17 (16.35%) ASP.NET Web API
20 16 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
21 15 (14.42%) Linux
22 14 (13.46%) Software Engineering
22 14 (13.46%) Laravel

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 (2.88%) Drupal
1 3 (2.88%) WordPress
2 1 (0.96%) Apache
2 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.96%) CMS
2 1 (0.96%) Confluence
2 1 (0.96%) IIS
2 1 (0.96%) JBoss
2 1 (0.96%) OpenEdge
2 1 (0.96%) Resin
2 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.96%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.69%) GitHub
3 7 (6.73%) DigitalOcean
4 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.92%) npm
6 1 (0.96%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) X.509
2 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.96%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (55.77%) SQL Server
2 22 (21.15%) MySQL
3 11 (10.58%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.92%) Big Data
6 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.96%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
2 19 (18.27%) Visual Studio
3 8 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (6.73%) PHPUnit
5 5 (4.81%) JIRA
5 5 (4.81%) JUnit
5 5 (4.81%) Selenium
6 4 (3.85%) NUnit
7 3 (2.88%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.88%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.92%) Android Studio
8 2 (1.92%) Grunt
8 2 (1.92%) Subversion
8 2 (1.92%) Xcode
9 1 (0.96%) Ant
9 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.96%) Maven
9 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.96%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (5.77%) Finance
2 5 (4.81%) Retail
3 4 (3.85%) Advertising
3 4 (3.85%) Games
4 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (59.62%) .NET
2 42 (40.38%) HTML
3 40 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 38 (36.54%) CSS
5 32 (30.77%) jQuery
6 25 (24.04%) AngularJS
7 22 (21.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 18 (17.31%) .NET Framework
9 17 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (16.35%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (13.46%) Laravel
11 13 (12.50%) .NET Core
11 13 (12.50%) Web Services
12 12 (11.54%) React
13 10 (9.62%) REST
13 10 (9.62%) WinForms
14 9 (8.65%) Node.js
14 9 (8.65%) XML
15 8 (7.69%) JSON
15 8 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (8.65%) Client/Server
2 9 (8.65%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (6.73%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.77%) PKI
6 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.96%) Fintech
8 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.42%) Linux
2 11 (10.58%) Unix
3 9 (8.65%) Windows
4 4 (3.85%) Android
5 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (46.15%) MVC
2 46 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (19.23%) OO
3 20 (19.23%) Scrum
3 20 (19.23%) TDD
4 18 (17.31%) Unit Testing
5 16 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (13.46%) Software Engineering
7 10 (9.62%) Test Automation
8 9 (8.65%) Dependency Injection
9 8 (7.69%) OOP
10 7 (6.73%) Collaborative Working
10 7 (6.73%) Process Improvement
11 6 (5.77%) Decision-Making
11 6 (5.77%) Kanban
11 6 (5.77%) Load Balancing
12 5 (4.81%) Microservices
13 4 (3.85%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (3.85%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 73 (70.19%) C#
2 54 (51.92%) JavaScript
3 53 (50.96%) SQL
4 21 (20.19%) Java
4 21 (20.19%) PHP
5 7 (6.73%) Bash Shell
5 7 (6.73%) PowerShell
5 7 (6.73%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.81%) C++
6 5 (4.81%) Python
7 3 (2.88%) C
7 3 (2.88%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.92%) ES6
8 2 (1.92%) Go
8 2 (1.92%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.92%) Progress 4GL
8 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.96%) Ruby
9 1 (0.96%) Scala
9 1 (0.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) Degree
2 1 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) Docker
2 2 (1.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) Docker Swarm
1 6 (5.77%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.96%) Nagios
2 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (25.96%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.73%) New Relic
3 6 (5.77%) Capita
4 4 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (3.85%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.88%) Google
5 3 (2.88%) Twitter
6 2 (1.92%) Progress
7 1 (0.96%) ATG
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle