Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 42 106
Rank change year-on-year -6 +64 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 146 119 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.83% 5.28% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.04% 5.43% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 139 111 59
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £26,200 £25,000 £26,200
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%

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 2896 2192 3167
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 97.29% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2222 1885 2689
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £24,550 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +7 30 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Crewe +15 21 £33,750 -7.53% 2
Warrington -16 16 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Macclesfield -8 15 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Runcorn +5 10 £32,500 -27.78% 2
Knutsford -32 10 £52,500 - 1
Sandbach - 9 £41,250 - 1
Nantwich +10 7 £35,000 +16.67% 4
Northwich +8 6 £30,000 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 5 £35,000 -
Daresbury -3 2 £42,500 -
Congleton - 2 £47,500 - 1
Wilmslow +11 1 £32,500 -23.53% 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £42,500 -
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 101 (69.18%) C#
2 98 (67.12%) .NET
3 77 (52.74%) ASP.NET
4 70 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (42.47%) SQL Server
6 59 (40.41%) HTML
7 56 (38.36%) JavaScript
7 56 (38.36%) SQL
8 55 (37.67%) MVC
9 42 (28.77%) Java
9 42 (28.77%) Microsoft
10 39 (26.71%) CSS
11 33 (22.60%) AngularJS
12 31 (21.23%) SDLC
13 30 (20.55%) Degree
14 28 (19.18%) TDD
15 27 (18.49%) ASP.NET MVC
16 26 (17.81%) jQuery
17 24 (16.44%) .NET Framework
18 22 (15.07%) RESTful
18 22 (15.07%) Greenfield Project
19 21 (14.38%) Git (software)
19 21 (14.38%) Web Services
20 20 (13.70%) Spring
21 17 (11.64%) REST
21 17 (11.64%) Jenkins
22 16 (10.96%) NoSQL
22 16 (10.96%) JSON
22 16 (10.96%) XML
22 16 (10.96%) OO

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 2 (1.37%) IIS
1 2 (1.37%) Umbraco
1 2 (1.37%) WordPress
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.68%) Apache
2 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.42%) SaaS
2 4 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.37%) Trello
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.79%) Internet
2 5 (3.42%) HTTP
3 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.68%) PBX
4 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.68%) Wireless
4 1 (0.68%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (42.47%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.96%) NoSQL
3 15 (10.27%) MySQL
4 7 (4.79%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.79%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.11%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.42%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.74%) DocumentDB
8 3 (2.05%) DB2
8 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 17 (11.64%) Jenkins
3 13 (8.90%) JIRA
4 12 (8.22%) JUnit
4 12 (8.22%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.48%) Eclipse
5 8 (5.48%) Maven
6 7 (4.79%) Gradle
7 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (3.42%) Bitbucket
8 5 (3.42%) Jasmine
9 3 (2.05%) Subversion
10 2 (1.37%) Ant
10 2 (1.37%) Mockito
10 2 (1.37%) Selenium
11 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.68%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.68%) Xdebug
General
1 8 (5.48%) Finance
2 6 (4.11%) Marketing
3 4 (2.74%) Advertising
3 4 (2.74%) Banking
4 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.05%) Retail
4 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.37%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (67.12%) .NET
2 77 (52.74%) ASP.NET
3 59 (40.41%) HTML
4 39 (26.71%) CSS
5 33 (22.60%) AngularJS
6 27 (18.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (17.81%) jQuery
8 24 (16.44%) .NET Framework
9 22 (15.07%) RESTful
10 21 (14.38%) Web Services
11 20 (13.70%) Spring
12 17 (11.64%) REST
13 16 (10.96%) JSON
13 16 (10.96%) XML
14 15 (10.27%) Hibernate
14 15 (10.27%) HTML5
15 12 (8.22%) WCF
16 11 (7.53%) J2EE
17 10 (6.85%) Ajax
17 10 (6.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.07%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (8.90%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.85%) Mobile App
4 9 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.16%) User Experience
5 7 (4.79%) iPad
6 5 (3.42%) Fintech
7 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.05%) Life Science
8 3 (2.05%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.05%) RIA
9 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.37%) EPoS
10 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.68%) Animation
10 1 (0.68%) Contactless
10 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.68%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.53%) Windows
2 3 (2.05%) Android
2 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.37%) Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (37.67%) MVC
3 31 (21.23%) SDLC
4 28 (19.18%) TDD
5 16 (10.96%) OO
6 13 (8.90%) BDD
7 12 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (8.22%) Microservices
8 11 (7.53%) SOLID
8 11 (7.53%) Test Automation
9 9 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (5.48%) DevOps
10 8 (5.48%) Unit Testing
11 7 (4.79%) Dependency Injection
11 7 (4.79%) OOA/OOD
11 7 (4.79%) OOD
11 7 (4.79%) Scrum
11 7 (4.79%) Software Engineering
11 7 (4.79%) UML
11 7 (4.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 101 (69.18%) C#
2 56 (38.36%) JavaScript
2 56 (38.36%) SQL
3 42 (28.77%) Java
4 15 (10.27%) VB.NET
5 11 (7.53%) C
6 10 (6.85%) T-SQL
7 9 (6.16%) PHP
8 8 (5.48%) C++
8 8 (5.48%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.74%) Go
10 3 (2.05%) PHP 5
10 3 (2.05%) Python
10 3 (2.05%) VB
10 3 (2.05%) XAML
11 2 (1.37%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.37%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.37%) VB6
12 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (20.55%) Degree
2 13 (8.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.68%) MCPD
4 1 (0.68%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (5.48%) Docker
2 4 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Ansible
1 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (28.77%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.27%) Oracle
3 12 (8.22%) Google
4 7 (4.79%) Xamarin
5 6 (4.11%) Adobe
5 6 (4.11%) Twitter
6 5 (3.42%) Castleton
7 2 (1.37%) Salesforce.com