Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 179 118 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 44.75% 39.33% 46.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 46.37% 40.69% 46.96%
Number of salaries quoted 165 109 129
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £23,600
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £52,500
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%

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 386 290 296
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.50% 96.67% 98.01%
Number of salaries quoted 344 238 265
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.44% - -8.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,675 £24,200
90th Percentile £59,250 £54,125 £54,500
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -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 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 107 (59.78%) JavaScript
2 103 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (45.25%) C#
4 79 (44.13%) HTML
5 74 (41.34%) AngularJS
6 70 (39.11%) SQL
7 69 (38.55%) MVC
8 66 (36.87%) .NET
8 66 (36.87%) SQL Server
9 57 (31.84%) Java
10 56 (31.28%) CSS
11 47 (26.26%) ASP.NET
12 43 (24.02%) TDD
13 40 (22.35%) MySQL
14 38 (21.23%) Web Development
15 36 (20.11%) Google
15 36 (20.11%) Git (software)
16 35 (19.55%) jQuery
16 35 (19.55%) Spring
16 35 (19.55%) Linux
17 34 (18.99%) JUnit
18 31 (17.32%) PHP
18 31 (17.32%) RESTful
18 31 (17.32%) BDD
18 31 (17.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 31 (17.32%) React
19 29 (16.20%) Node.js
19 29 (16.20%) Amazon AWS
20 28 (15.64%) T-SQL
21 27 (15.08%) Web Services

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 21 (11.73%) CMS
2 15 (8.38%) Umbraco
3 10 (5.59%) JBoss
4 6 (3.35%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.79%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.23%) Apache
6 4 (2.23%) nginx
7 3 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.56%) Drupal
9 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (2.79%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (7.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.20%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.91%) Google Analytics
3 4 (2.23%) iTunes
4 2 (1.12%) CheetahMail
4 2 (1.12%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (1.12%) npm
4 2 (1.12%) Office 365
4 2 (1.12%) Pure360
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.56%) GitHub
5 1 (0.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) Internet
1 2 (1.12%) Intranet
1 2 (1.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (36.87%) SQL Server
2 40 (22.35%) MySQL
3 26 (14.53%) NoSQL
4 25 (13.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (9.50%) MongoDB
6 16 (8.94%) Big Data
7 7 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (3.35%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (3.35%) Power BI
8 6 (3.35%) QlikView
9 5 (2.79%) Data Mining
9 5 (2.79%) Qlik Sense
9 5 (2.79%) Snowflake Schema
10 4 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.23%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 36 (20.11%) Git (software)
2 34 (18.99%) JUnit
3 15 (8.38%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.59%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.35%) Eclipse
5 6 (3.35%) Gradle
5 6 (3.35%) Liquibase
5 6 (3.35%) Maven
6 5 (2.79%) Ant
6 5 (2.79%) Grunt
6 5 (2.79%) gulp
6 5 (2.79%) Mockito
6 5 (2.79%) Selenium
6 5 (2.79%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.68%) Subversion
8 2 (1.12%) Android Studio
8 2 (1.12%) CasperJS
8 2 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.12%) Xcode
General
1 24 (13.41%) Games
2 13 (7.26%) Marketing
3 9 (5.03%) Finance
4 3 (1.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Automotive
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (44.13%) HTML
2 74 (41.34%) AngularJS
3 66 (36.87%) .NET
4 56 (31.28%) CSS
5 47 (26.26%) ASP.NET
6 35 (19.55%) jQuery
6 35 (19.55%) Spring
7 31 (17.32%) React
7 31 (17.32%) RESTful
7 31 (17.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 29 (16.20%) Node.js
9 27 (15.08%) .NET Framework
9 27 (15.08%) Web Services
10 25 (13.97%) Entity Framework
11 24 (13.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (12.29%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (12.29%) HTML5
12 22 (12.29%) KnockoutJS
13 21 (11.73%) XML
14 20 (11.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.85%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (6.15%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.59%) User Experience
4 9 (5.03%) W3C
5 8 (4.47%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.79%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.12%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.55%) Linux
2 13 (7.26%) Windows
3 10 (5.59%) Ubuntu
4 9 (5.03%) Android
4 9 (5.03%) Unix
5 7 (3.91%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.68%) Debian
7 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.12%) SUSE
8 1 (0.56%) CentOS
8 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (38.55%) MVC
3 43 (24.02%) TDD
4 38 (21.23%) Web Development
5 31 (17.32%) BDD
6 19 (10.61%) Web Application Development
7 15 (8.38%) E-Commerce
7 15 (8.38%) OO
8 14 (7.82%) Collaborative Working
9 12 (6.70%) Open Source
10 11 (6.15%) Acceptance Criteria
10 11 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (6.15%) Secure Coding
10 11 (6.15%) Telematics
11 10 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (5.59%) OOP
12 9 (5.03%) Analytics
12 9 (5.03%) Scrum
13 8 (4.47%) DevOps
14 7 (3.91%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 107 (59.78%) JavaScript
2 81 (45.25%) C#
3 70 (39.11%) SQL
4 57 (31.84%) Java
5 31 (17.32%) PHP
6 28 (15.64%) T-SQL
7 19 (10.61%) Ruby
8 15 (8.38%) Python
9 6 (3.35%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.79%) Apple Swift
10 5 (2.79%) C++
11 4 (2.23%) XPath
12 3 (1.68%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.12%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.12%) C
13 2 (1.12%) ES6
13 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.12%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (12.85%) Degree
2 3 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.56%) CIPFA
3 1 (0.56%) MCSE
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.23%) Docker
2 2 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (20.11%) Google
2 26 (14.53%) Salesforce.com
3 25 (13.97%) Twitter
4 22 (12.29%) Microsoft
5 10 (5.59%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.35%) Oracle
7 5 (2.79%) Apple
7 5 (2.79%) Tableau
7 5 (2.79%) Yahoo!
8 3 (1.68%) Adobe
9 2 (1.12%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.12%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.12%) Zend