Period
to 17 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 104 97 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 32.30% 35.14% 46.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.55% 35.93% 47.06%
Number of salaries quoted 99 94 120
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £40,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.59% -5.29% +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,500 £52,500 £52,500
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 310 270 272
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 97.83% 97.84%
Number of salaries quoted 266 243 240
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19% +20.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £26,925
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £59,250
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +18.06%

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 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 51 (49.04%) HTML
2 45 (43.27%) CSS
3 44 (42.31%) JavaScript
4 38 (36.54%) C#
5 34 (32.69%) .NET
6 33 (31.73%) SQL
7 31 (29.81%) Git (software)
7 31 (29.81%) React
8 30 (28.85%) JSON
9 28 (26.92%) jQuery
10 27 (25.96%) PHP
11 25 (24.04%) DevOps
12 24 (23.08%) User Experience
13 21 (20.19%) REST
13 21 (20.19%) Redux
13 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
13 21 (20.19%) Test Automation
14 19 (18.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 19 (18.27%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (18.27%) AngularJS
15 18 (17.31%) T-SQL
15 18 (17.31%) MVC
15 18 (17.31%) Computer Science
16 17 (16.35%) ETL
16 17 (16.35%) webpack
16 17 (16.35%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 16 (15.38%) Azure
17 16 (15.38%) HTML5
17 16 (15.38%) Banking
18 15 (14.42%) Agile Software Development

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 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.85%) WordPress
3 2 (1.92%) CMS
4 1 (0.96%) Apache
4 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Magento
2 3 (2.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.38%) Azure
2 14 (13.46%) Power Platform
3 9 (8.65%) GitHub
4 6 (5.77%) AWS
5 5 (4.81%) Serverless
6 4 (3.85%) Kong
7 1 (0.96%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.96%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.96%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 19 (18.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (13.46%) Power BI
4 12 (11.54%) QlikView
4 12 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (10.58%) MySQL
6 7 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.92%) PowerPivot
9 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.96%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.96%) MS Access
10 1 (0.96%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.96%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 31 (29.81%) Git (software)
2 17 (16.35%) webpack
3 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.85%) Subversion
5 3 (2.88%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.92%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.92%) GitLab
6 2 (1.92%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.96%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.96%) JIRA
7 1 (0.96%) NUnit
7 1 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (15.38%) Banking
2 12 (11.54%) Finance
3 11 (10.58%) Marketing
4 10 (9.62%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.92%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.96%) Games
6 1 (0.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (49.04%) HTML
2 45 (43.27%) CSS
3 34 (32.69%) .NET
4 31 (29.81%) React
5 30 (28.85%) JSON
6 28 (26.92%) jQuery
7 21 (20.19%) Redux
7 21 (20.19%) REST
8 19 (18.27%) AngularJS
9 16 (15.38%) HTML5
10 14 (13.46%) CSS3
10 14 (13.46%) React Native
11 13 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (11.54%) .NET Core
12 12 (11.54%) .NET Framework
12 12 (11.54%) Laravel
12 12 (11.54%) Web Services
13 10 (9.62%) Entity Framework
13 10 (9.62%) RESTful
14 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.08%) User Experience
2 13 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 6 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.88%) Clustering
4 3 (2.88%) EPoS
4 3 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.88%) Replication
5 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.96%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.96%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.81%) Android
2 1 (0.96%) Linux
2 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.04%) DevOps
2 21 (20.19%) Test Automation
3 19 (18.27%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (17.31%) Computer Science
4 18 (17.31%) MVC
5 17 (16.35%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 17 (16.35%) ETL
6 15 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (14.42%) Software Engineering
7 14 (13.46%) OO
7 14 (13.46%) Web Development
8 13 (12.50%) ERP
9 12 (11.54%) Front End Development
10 11 (10.58%) TDD
11 10 (9.62%) Microservices
12 9 (8.65%) OOP
13 8 (7.69%) BDD
13 8 (7.69%) Fintech
13 8 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (4.81%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 44 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 38 (36.54%) C#
3 33 (31.73%) SQL
4 27 (25.96%) PHP
5 18 (17.31%) T-SQL
6 7 (6.73%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.85%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.92%) Java
10 1 (0.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.96%) ES6
Qualifications
1 4 (3.85%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (11.54%) Sage
2 11 (10.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.81%) Xamarin
4 4 (3.85%) Zend
5 3 (2.88%) Apple
5 3 (2.88%) Tableau
6 1 (0.96%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.96%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.96%) Google