Period
to 14 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 94 155 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 35.07% 46.83% 49.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 36.15% 48.29% 50.35%
Number of salaries quoted 89 148 135
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,125 £24,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £51,250
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -

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 260 321 288
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 96.98% 98.29%
Number of salaries quoted 232 288 245
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -10.71%
10th Percentile £25,125 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,250 £57,500
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £36,950
% change year-on-year +2.35% +15.02% -7.63%

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 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 56 (59.57%) C#
2 55 (58.51%) .NET
3 54 (57.45%) SQL
4 53 (56.38%) SQL Server
5 47 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 47 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (39.36%) MVC
7 31 (32.98%) JavaScript
8 28 (29.79%) T-SQL
9 27 (28.72%) ASP.NET
10 23 (24.47%) ETL
11 22 (23.40%) HTML
12 21 (22.34%) SOAP
12 21 (22.34%) Web Services
12 21 (22.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (22.34%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (21.28%) TDD
13 20 (21.28%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (20.21%) CSS
14 19 (20.21%) .NET Framework
14 19 (20.21%) AngularJS
15 17 (18.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (18.09%) Data Analysis
15 17 (18.09%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (17.02%) Kanban
16 16 (17.02%) Acceptance Criteria
17 15 (15.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
19 13 (13.83%) Visual Studio
19 13 (13.83%) Scrum

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 5 (5.32%) Umbraco
2 3 (3.19%) IIS
3 2 (2.13%) CMS
3 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.19%) GitHub
4 2 (2.13%) Office 365
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.06%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.06%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (56.38%) SQL Server
2 21 (22.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (21.28%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (18.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (15.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (8.51%) Relational Database
7 6 (6.38%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.26%) MySQL
8 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (1.06%) Big Data
11 1 (1.06%) DataStage
11 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
11 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.06%) Power BI
11 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Visual Studio
2 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.19%) JIRA
4 3 (3.19%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.13%) gulp
5 2 (2.13%) webpack
6 1 (1.06%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.06%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.06%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.06%) Moq
6 1 (1.06%) YouTrack
General
1 9 (9.57%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Retail
3 7 (7.45%) Games
4 4 (4.26%) Legal
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (58.51%) .NET
2 27 (28.72%) ASP.NET
3 22 (23.40%) HTML
4 21 (22.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 21 (22.34%) SOAP
4 21 (22.34%) Web Services
5 19 (20.21%) .NET Framework
5 19 (20.21%) AngularJS
5 19 (20.21%) CSS
6 13 (13.83%) WCF
7 12 (12.77%) RESTful
8 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (9.57%) jQuery
10 8 (8.51%) React
10 8 (8.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (5.32%) XML
12 4 (4.26%) Entity Framework
12 4 (4.26%) HTML5
12 4 (4.26%) JSON
12 4 (4.26%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) PMI
2 7 (7.45%) NHS
3 5 (5.32%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.26%) Fintech
4 4 (4.26%) User Experience
5 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.19%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.19%) EPoS
5 3 (3.19%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.77%) Windows
2 3 (3.19%) Linux
3 2 (2.13%) Android
3 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (39.36%) MVC
3 23 (24.47%) ETL
4 20 (21.28%) TDD
5 17 (18.09%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (18.09%) Data Analysis
6 16 (17.02%) Acceptance Criteria
6 16 (17.02%) Kanban
7 13 (13.83%) Scrum
8 12 (12.77%) Data Modelling
9 11 (11.70%) OOP
10 10 (10.64%) BDD
10 10 (10.64%) Data Management
10 10 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (10.64%) Web Development
11 8 (8.51%) Coaching
11 8 (8.51%) Customer Requirements
11 8 (8.51%) Decision-Making
11 8 (8.51%) Line Management
11 8 (8.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (59.57%) C#
2 54 (57.45%) SQL
3 31 (32.98%) JavaScript
4 28 (29.79%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.57%) PHP
6 6 (6.38%) Java
7 3 (3.19%) Python
7 3 (3.19%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.13%) Apex Code
8 2 (2.13%) C++
8 2 (2.13%) Ruby
9 1 (1.06%) Delphi
9 1 (1.06%) ES6
9 1 (1.06%) F#
9 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.06%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (12.77%) PMI Certification
2 6 (6.38%) Degree
3 2 (2.13%) MCSE
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) GDPR
2 2 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) Kibana
Vendors
1 47 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.45%) Google
3 4 (4.26%) Twitter
4 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.13%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.06%) Informatica
5 1 (1.06%) Tableau
5 1 (1.06%) Talend