Period
to 17 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 128 141 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 46.04% 46.69% 33.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 47.41% 47.96% 35.11%
Number of salaries quoted 120 130 134
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,675 £23,825
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,375 £52,500
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +11.43%

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 270 294 450
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.12% 97.35% 95.74%
Number of salaries quoted 238 255 318
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -15.15% +10.00%
10th Percentile £26,775 £23,350 £23,250
90th Percentile £59,250 £55,750 £58,250
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.06% -10.00% +6.67%

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 2017.

Salary histogram for Developer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 70 (54.69%) JavaScript
2 59 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (44.53%) HTML
4 55 (42.97%) C#
4 55 (42.97%) .NET
5 54 (42.19%) SQL
6 51 (39.84%) MVC
7 49 (38.28%) Java
8 47 (36.72%) CSS
9 45 (35.16%) ASP.NET
10 42 (32.81%) SQL Server
11 38 (29.69%) jQuery
12 33 (25.78%) Microsoft
12 33 (25.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (20.31%) Spring
14 25 (19.53%) AngularJS
15 22 (17.19%) Web Services
16 20 (15.63%) SOAP
17 19 (14.84%) TDD
18 17 (13.28%) Git (software)
18 17 (13.28%) Microsoft Azure
19 16 (12.50%) HTML5
19 16 (12.50%) DevOps
19 16 (12.50%) Web Development
19 16 (12.50%) T-SQL
20 15 (11.72%) MySQL
21 14 (10.94%) .NET Framework
21 14 (10.94%) WCF
22 13 (10.16%) BDD
22 13 (10.16%) Retail

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 6 (4.69%) Apache
2 5 (3.91%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (3.91%) Umbraco
3 4 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.34%) CMS
5 2 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.56%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) IIS
6 1 (0.78%) nginx
6 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.78%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.34%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.34%) CloudFront
3 3 (2.34%) GitHub
3 3 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.78%) npm
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) Internet
2 2 (1.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (32.81%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.72%) MySQL
3 12 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (8.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (7.81%) MongoDB
6 8 (6.25%) NoSQL
6 8 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (4.69%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (3.91%) Data Mining
8 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.13%) DB2
9 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.56%) Power BI
11 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (13.28%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.16%) Visual Studio
3 12 (9.38%) Maven
4 10 (7.81%) Jenkins
4 10 (7.81%) JUnit
5 9 (7.03%) Eclipse
6 8 (6.25%) JIRA
7 6 (4.69%) Gradle
8 4 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.34%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.56%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.56%) Grunt
10 2 (1.56%) gulp
11 1 (0.78%) Android Studio
11 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.78%) Protractor
11 1 (0.78%) Selenium
11 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (10.16%) Retail
2 7 (5.47%) Marketing
3 6 (4.69%) Finance
4 4 (3.13%) Advertising
4 4 (3.13%) Games
5 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (44.53%) HTML
2 55 (42.97%) .NET
3 47 (36.72%) CSS
4 45 (35.16%) ASP.NET
5 38 (29.69%) jQuery
6 33 (25.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (20.31%) Spring
8 25 (19.53%) AngularJS
9 22 (17.19%) Web Services
10 20 (15.63%) SOAP
11 16 (12.50%) HTML5
12 14 (10.94%) .NET Framework
12 14 (10.94%) WCF
13 13 (10.16%) Hibernate
14 12 (9.38%) Entity Framework
15 11 (8.59%) Ajax
15 11 (8.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 10 (7.81%) RESTful
17 9 (7.03%) CSS3
17 9 (7.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.47%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.69%) User Experience
3 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.13%) Fintech
4 4 (3.13%) FMCG
5 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.56%) iPhone
6 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.59%) Linux
2 4 (3.13%) Windows
3 3 (2.34%) Android
3 3 (2.34%) CentOS
3 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.34%) Unix
4 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) Debian
5 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.78%) VMS
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (39.84%) MVC
3 19 (14.84%) TDD
4 16 (12.50%) DevOps
4 16 (12.50%) Web Development
5 13 (10.16%) BDD
6 9 (7.03%) Open Source
7 7 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (5.47%) Software Architecture
8 6 (4.69%) ETL
9 5 (3.91%) Analytics
9 5 (3.91%) E-Commerce
9 5 (3.91%) Integration Testing
9 5 (3.91%) OO
9 5 (3.91%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.91%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.13%) Build Automation
10 4 (3.13%) High Availability
10 4 (3.13%) SDLC
10 4 (3.13%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (54.69%) JavaScript
2 55 (42.97%) C#
3 54 (42.19%) SQL
4 49 (38.28%) Java
5 16 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 12 (9.38%) PHP
7 11 (8.59%) C
8 8 (6.25%) C++
8 8 (6.25%) Python
9 5 (3.91%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.34%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.34%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.34%) XPath
11 2 (1.56%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.78%) ES6
12 1 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (9.38%) Degree
2 5 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Ansible
1 3 (2.34%) Puppet
1 3 (2.34%) Salt
2 2 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (25.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.03%) Oracle
3 3 (2.34%) Tableau
3 3 (2.34%) Teradata
4 2 (1.56%) Adobe
4 2 (1.56%) Apigee
4 2 (1.56%) Yahoo!
5 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.78%) Zend