Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 89 195 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 46.35% 46.43% 47.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 47.34% 48.15% 48.28%
Number of salaries quoted 84 180 111
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £28,575 £27,375 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,625 £55,000 £51,250
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 188 405 261
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.92% 96.43% 98.12%
Number of salaries quoted 168 353 192
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,851 £22,100 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,250
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +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 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 58 (65.17%) .NET
2 51 (57.30%) C#
2 51 (57.30%) SQL
3 50 (56.18%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (55.06%) Microsoft
5 48 (53.93%) SQL Server
6 37 (41.57%) T-SQL
7 36 (40.45%) MVC
8 30 (33.71%) Web Services
9 27 (30.34%) SOAP
9 27 (30.34%) ASP.NET
10 26 (29.21%) TDD
11 24 (26.97%) JavaScript
12 23 (25.84%) .NET Framework
13 22 (24.72%) Acceptance Criteria
14 21 (23.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (21.35%) WCF
16 18 (20.22%) PMI
16 18 (20.22%) PMI Certification
17 17 (19.10%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (19.10%) RESTful
17 17 (19.10%) Windows
17 17 (19.10%) Data Warehouse
18 16 (17.98%) BDD
19 15 (16.85%) AngularJS
19 15 (16.85%) Visual Studio
19 15 (16.85%) ETL
19 15 (16.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 15 (16.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 14 (15.73%) Kanban

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 3 (3.37%) Jetty
1 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.25%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.12%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.12%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Magento
2 1 (1.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.25%) Serverless
4 1 (1.12%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.12%) GitHub
4 1 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (53.93%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.10%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (16.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (16.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (15.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.25%) MySQL
8 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.12%) OLAP
9 1 (1.12%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 17 (19.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (16.85%) Visual Studio
3 12 (13.48%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.74%) JIRA
5 3 (3.37%) Gradle
5 3 (3.37%) Maven
5 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.12%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.12%) Grunt
6 1 (1.12%) gulp
6 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.12%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.12%) Moq
6 1 (1.12%) YouTrack
General
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Games
3 5 (5.62%) Retail
4 3 (3.37%) Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (65.17%) .NET
2 30 (33.71%) Web Services
3 27 (30.34%) ASP.NET
3 27 (30.34%) SOAP
4 23 (25.84%) .NET Framework
5 21 (23.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (21.35%) WCF
7 17 (19.10%) RESTful
8 15 (16.85%) AngularJS
9 14 (15.73%) CSS
10 12 (13.48%) HTML
11 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (6.74%) React
13 5 (5.62%) .NET Core
13 5 (5.62%) Entity Framework
13 5 (5.62%) Spring
13 5 (5.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (4.49%) REST
15 3 (3.37%) HTML5
15 3 (3.37%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.22%) PMI
2 5 (5.62%) Driving Licence
2 5 (5.62%) NHS
3 4 (4.49%) User Experience
4 3 (3.37%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.37%) EPoS
4 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.25%) Fintech
5 2 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.10%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) Unix
3 2 (2.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (56.18%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (40.45%) MVC
3 26 (29.21%) TDD
4 22 (24.72%) Acceptance Criteria
5 16 (17.98%) BDD
6 15 (16.85%) ETL
7 14 (15.73%) Kanban
8 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (13.48%) Data Analysis
10 10 (11.24%) Scrum
11 9 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (8.99%) Coaching
12 8 (8.99%) Customer Requirements
12 8 (8.99%) Data Management
12 8 (8.99%) Line Management
12 8 (8.99%) Microservices
13 6 (6.74%) OOP
14 5 (5.62%) Decision-Making
14 5 (5.62%) Unit Testing
15 4 (4.49%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (57.30%) C#
1 51 (57.30%) SQL
2 37 (41.57%) T-SQL
3 24 (26.97%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.74%) PHP
5 4 (4.49%) Java
6 3 (3.37%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.25%) Ruby
8 1 (1.12%) C++
8 1 (1.12%) F#
8 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.12%) Python
8 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (20.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) GDPR
2 2 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 49 (55.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.25%) Google
3 1 (1.12%) Atlassian