The median annual salary for a Developer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 57 74 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 40.14% 46.54% 24.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 41.91% 47.13% 25.15%
Number of salaries quoted 53 66 32
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £44,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 136 157 167
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 95.77% 98.74% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 125 140 118
Median salary £35,000 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.10% +12.30%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Chester

Developer
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in Chester.

Salary trend for Developer in Chester

Developer
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Chester over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Developer in Chester

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Chester region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 63 (51.64%) JavaScript
2 57 (46.72%) SQL
2 57 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (40.98%) HTML
4 48 (39.34%) C#
5 46 (37.70%) .NET
5 46 (37.70%) MVC
6 40 (32.79%) Java
7 39 (31.97%) ASP.NET
8 36 (29.51%) Spring
9 35 (28.69%) SQL Server
10 28 (22.95%) TDD
11 26 (21.31%) CSS
12 24 (19.67%) jQuery
13 23 (18.85%) AngularJS
14 22 (18.03%) Hibernate
15 21 (17.21%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (14.75%) MySQL
17 17 (13.93%) Unit Testing
18 16 (13.11%) HTML5
18 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
19 14 (11.48%) Web Development
19 14 (11.48%) PHP
19 14 (11.48%) SOAP
20 13 (10.66%) XML
20 13 (10.66%) E-Commerce
21 11 (9.02%) Web Services
21 11 (9.02%) Windows
21 11 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
21 11 (9.02%) J2EE

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 9 (7.38%) Umbraco
2 3 (2.46%) IIS
3 2 (1.64%) Apache
3 2 (1.64%) CMS
4 1 (0.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) MS Office
2 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Magento
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.82%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (28.69%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.75%) MySQL
3 10 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (8.20%) MongoDB
3 10 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (6.56%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.92%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.28%) Power BI
7 3 (2.46%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.46%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.64%) Big Data
9 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.38%) JUnit
2 9 (7.38%) Visual Studio
3 8 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.92%) Maven
5 5 (4.10%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.10%) JIRA
6 3 (2.46%) NUnit
7 2 (1.64%) Subversion
8 1 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.82%) Moq
8 1 (0.82%) Selenium
8 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (5.74%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Retail
3 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (40.98%) HTML
2 46 (37.70%) .NET
3 39 (31.97%) ASP.NET
4 36 (29.51%) Spring
5 26 (21.31%) CSS
6 24 (19.67%) jQuery
7 23 (18.85%) AngularJS
8 22 (18.03%) Hibernate
9 21 (17.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (13.11%) HTML5
11 14 (11.48%) SOAP
12 13 (10.66%) XML
13 11 (9.02%) J2EE
13 11 (9.02%) Web Services
14 10 (8.20%) .NET Framework
14 10 (8.20%) JSON
14 10 (8.20%) XSL
15 8 (6.56%) CSS3
15 8 (6.56%) Django
16 7 (5.74%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.28%) Social Media
1 4 (3.28%) User Experience
2 2 (1.64%) iPad
3 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.02%) Windows
2 8 (6.56%) Linux
3 1 (0.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (37.70%) MVC
3 28 (22.95%) TDD
4 17 (13.93%) Unit Testing
5 14 (11.48%) Web Development
6 13 (10.66%) E-Commerce
7 11 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (9.02%) Scrum
8 10 (8.20%) Front End Development
9 8 (6.56%) Mobile Development
9 8 (6.56%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.74%) OO
11 5 (4.10%) IT Strategy
11 5 (4.10%) SDLC
12 4 (3.28%) DevOps
12 4 (3.28%) ETL
12 4 (3.28%) Issue Tracking
12 4 (3.28%) Open Source
12 4 (3.28%) Web Design
13 3 (2.46%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 63 (51.64%) JavaScript
2 57 (46.72%) SQL
3 48 (39.34%) C#
4 40 (32.79%) Java
5 14 (11.48%) PHP
6 10 (8.20%) VB
6 10 (8.20%) VB.NET
7 8 (6.56%) Python
7 8 (6.56%) VB6
7 8 (6.56%) VBScript
8 6 (4.92%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.10%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (1.64%) PHP 5
11 2 (1.64%) VBA
12 1 (0.82%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.82%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (1.64%) Degree
2 1 (0.82%) MCAD
2 1 (0.82%) MCPD
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.38%) QA
2 8 (6.56%) HL7
3 4 (3.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.82%) SDET
Vendors
1 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.56%) Oracle
3 4 (3.28%) Yahoo!
4 3 (2.46%) Teradata
5 2 (1.64%) Zend
6 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.82%) Tableau
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