Period
to 28 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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

Developer
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 76 83 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 27.24% 47.16% 47.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.68% 47.70% 48.75%
Number of salaries quoted 74 80 183
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,975 £28,425 £26,500
90th Percentile £63,625 £58,750 £55,000
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Permanent vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 265 174 400
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 98.86% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 221 156 358
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +14.86%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +16.88%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Developer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 Chester region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 41 (53.95%) C#
2 38 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 37 (48.68%) .NET
4 31 (40.79%) SQL
5 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 24 (31.58%) Azure
7 21 (27.63%) DevOps
8 20 (26.32%) MVC
9 17 (22.37%) PHP
9 17 (22.37%) CSS
10 16 (21.05%) HTML
10 16 (21.05%) T-SQL
10 16 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (19.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (18.42%) Degree
12 14 (18.42%) AngularJS
12 14 (18.42%) .NET Core
13 13 (17.11%) Microservices
13 13 (17.11%) RESTful
13 13 (17.11%) Tableau
13 13 (17.11%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
14 12 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (15.79%) Power BI
14 12 (15.79%) Power Platform
15 11 (14.47%) Marketing
15 11 (14.47%) E-Commerce
15 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET

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 2 (2.63%) WordPress
2 1 (1.32%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (31.58%) Azure
2 12 (15.79%) Power Platform
3 9 (11.84%) AWS
4 4 (5.26%) GitHub
5 1 (1.32%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.32%) Kong
5 1 (1.32%) PaaS
5 1 (1.32%) SaaS
5 1 (1.32%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (19.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (17.11%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (15.79%) Power BI
5 12 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (10.53%) MySQL
7 3 (3.95%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.32%) BigQuery
9 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.32%) Looker
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.95%) GitLab
4 2 (2.63%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.63%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.32%) Grunt
5 1 (1.32%) gulp
5 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.32%) webpack
General
1 11 (14.47%) Marketing
2 5 (6.58%) Finance
3 4 (5.26%) Automotive
4 2 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (48.68%) .NET
2 17 (22.37%) CSS
3 16 (21.05%) HTML
4 14 (18.42%) .NET Core
4 14 (18.42%) AngularJS
5 13 (17.11%) RESTful
6 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET
7 8 (10.53%) Laravel
7 8 (10.53%) Web Services
8 6 (7.89%) jQuery
8 6 (7.89%) React
9 5 (6.58%) LAMP
9 5 (6.58%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (6.58%) Node.js
10 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (3.95%) Redux
12 2 (2.63%) Dropwizard
12 2 (2.63%) HTML5
12 2 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) User Experience
2 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.63%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Animation
4 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.32%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) VMS
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.63%) DevOps
3 20 (26.32%) MVC
4 16 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (17.11%) Microservices
6 11 (14.47%) E-Commerce
7 10 (13.16%) Data Science
7 10 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (11.84%) Front End Development
9 8 (10.53%) Mentoring
9 8 (10.53%) OO
10 6 (7.89%) API Integration
10 6 (7.89%) OOP
10 6 (7.89%) Process Improvement
10 6 (7.89%) System Testing
10 6 (7.89%) TDD
10 6 (7.89%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.58%) ETL
12 4 (5.26%) Open Source
12 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.95%) C#
2 31 (40.79%) SQL
3 24 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 17 (22.37%) PHP
5 16 (21.05%) T-SQL
6 6 (7.89%) Python
7 3 (3.95%) Java
7 3 (3.95%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.63%) XAML
9 1 (1.32%) ES6
9 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) Degree
2 6 (7.89%) MCSD
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) GDPR
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) Tableau
2 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.89%) Sitecore
4 5 (6.58%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.63%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.32%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.32%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.32%) Marketo
6 1 (1.32%) Pardot
6 1 (1.32%) Zend