Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 195 127 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 46.88% 47.39% 44.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 48.63% 48.11% 46.70%
Number of salaries quoted 180 112 164
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £27,375 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £52,500
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -

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 401 264 364
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 98.51% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 349 195 322
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £21,750 £25,750 £24,100
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,500 £61,125
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -

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 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 113 (57.95%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (51.28%) JavaScript
3 98 (50.26%) C#
4 95 (48.72%) HTML
5 88 (45.13%) SQL
5 88 (45.13%) .NET
6 77 (39.49%) MVC
7 75 (38.46%) SQL Server
8 71 (36.41%) CSS
9 67 (34.36%) Java
10 64 (32.82%) ASP.NET
11 58 (29.74%) AngularJS
12 51 (26.15%) jQuery
13 38 (19.49%) TDD
14 37 (18.97%) Microsoft
14 37 (18.97%) T-SQL
15 36 (18.46%) Spring
15 36 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
16 34 (17.44%) Web Development
16 34 (17.44%) Google
17 32 (16.41%) JUnit
17 32 (16.41%) Web Services
18 31 (15.90%) RESTful
18 31 (15.90%) HTML5
19 30 (15.38%) BDD
20 27 (13.85%) SOAP
20 27 (13.85%) MySQL
20 27 (13.85%) PHP
21 25 (12.82%) React
21 25 (12.82%) Twitter

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 20 (10.26%) CMS
2 16 (8.21%) Umbraco
3 8 (4.10%) JBoss
4 5 (2.56%) Apache
5 4 (2.05%) nginx
5 4 (2.05%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.05%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.03%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (6.67%) Magento
2 2 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.56%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.05%) iTunes
5 2 (1.03%) Office 365
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.51%) GitHub
6 1 (0.51%) Route 53
6 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.59%) Internet
2 3 (1.54%) SMS
3 2 (1.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 27 (13.85%) MySQL
3 22 (11.28%) NoSQL
3 22 (11.28%) SQL Server 2016
4 17 (8.72%) MongoDB
5 16 (8.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (7.18%) Big Data
7 9 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.59%) Data Mining
8 7 (3.59%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.08%) Power BI
9 6 (3.08%) QlikView
9 6 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.56%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (2.56%) Snowflake Schema
11 4 (2.05%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (16.41%) JUnit
2 25 (12.82%) Git (software)
3 16 (8.21%) Jenkins
4 12 (6.15%) Maven
5 11 (5.64%) Eclipse
6 9 (4.62%) Visual Studio
7 8 (4.10%) Cucumber
7 8 (4.10%) Grunt
7 8 (4.10%) gulp
8 6 (3.08%) Gradle
8 6 (3.08%) JIRA
9 4 (2.05%) Ant
9 4 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.05%) Liquibase
9 4 (2.05%) Mockito
9 4 (2.05%) Selenium
10 2 (1.03%) Protractor
11 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (9.23%) Games
2 11 (5.64%) Marketing
3 10 (5.13%) Finance
4 8 (4.10%) Retail
5 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Advertising
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (48.72%) HTML
2 88 (45.13%) .NET
3 71 (36.41%) CSS
4 64 (32.82%) ASP.NET
5 58 (29.74%) AngularJS
6 51 (26.15%) jQuery
7 36 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (18.46%) Spring
8 32 (16.41%) Web Services
9 31 (15.90%) HTML5
9 31 (15.90%) RESTful
10 27 (13.85%) SOAP
11 25 (12.82%) .NET Framework
11 25 (12.82%) React
11 25 (12.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 24 (12.31%) CSS3
13 23 (11.79%) Entity Framework
14 21 (10.77%) WCF
15 20 (10.26%) XML
16 19 (9.74%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.74%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (4.62%) User Experience
3 7 (3.59%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.59%) W3C
4 4 (2.05%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.03%) iPhone
7 1 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.51%) Fintech
7 1 (0.51%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.77%) Linux
2 14 (7.18%) Windows
3 8 (4.10%) Ubuntu
4 7 (3.59%) Android
5 6 (3.08%) Unix
6 5 (2.56%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.54%) Debian
8 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.03%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.51%) CentOS
9 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (57.95%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (39.49%) MVC
3 38 (19.49%) TDD
4 34 (17.44%) Web Development
5 30 (15.38%) BDD
6 16 (8.21%) Collaborative Working
7 15 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (7.18%) E-Commerce
9 13 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
9 13 (6.67%) Secure Coding
9 13 (6.67%) Web Application Development
10 11 (5.64%) OOP
11 10 (5.13%) Analytics
11 10 (5.13%) DevOps
11 10 (5.13%) OO
11 10 (5.13%) Software Engineering
12 9 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (4.62%) Telematics
13 8 (4.10%) Data Analysis
13 8 (4.10%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 100 (51.28%) JavaScript
2 98 (50.26%) C#
3 88 (45.13%) SQL
4 67 (34.36%) Java
5 37 (18.97%) T-SQL
6 27 (13.85%) PHP
7 12 (6.15%) Ruby
8 9 (4.62%) XPath
9 7 (3.59%) C
9 7 (3.59%) C++
9 7 (3.59%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.56%) Apple Swift
11 4 (2.05%) Python
12 1 (0.51%) GraphQL
12 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (12.31%) Degree
2 3 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) Ansible
1 1 (0.51%) Puppet
1 1 (0.51%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 34 (17.44%) Google
3 25 (12.82%) Twitter
4 20 (10.26%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (4.62%) Oracle
6 8 (4.10%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.59%) Tableau
8 5 (2.56%) Apple
9 3 (1.54%) Adobe
9 3 (1.54%) Zend
10 2 (1.03%) Apigee