Period
to 5 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,250 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 83 92 122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Chester 43.01% 41.82% 37.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 50.00% 43.19% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 78 97 120
Median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% -0.62% +7.33%
10th Percentile £30,875 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £53,750 £55,000
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 166 213 314
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 86.01% 96.82% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 143 178 290
Median annual salary £42,000 £40,750 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.07% -0.61% +9.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £56,250 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Chester

Developer
Salary Trend in Chester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in Chester.

Salary trend for Developer in Chester

Developer
Salary Histogram in Chester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in Chester over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Developer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 55 (66.27%) C#
2 50 (60.24%) .NET
3 42 (50.60%) SQL Server
3 42 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (45.78%) JavaScript
5 32 (38.55%) AngularJS
6 31 (37.35%) SQL
7 28 (33.73%) Azure
8 25 (30.12%) .NET Core
9 24 (28.92%) MVC
10 22 (26.51%) ASP.NET
11 21 (25.30%) Degree
12 20 (24.10%) Microsoft
13 19 (22.89%) CSS
13 19 (22.89%) AWS
13 19 (22.89%) DevOps
14 17 (20.48%) Git (software)
15 16 (19.28%) Unit Testing
15 16 (19.28%) HTML
15 16 (19.28%) Web Services
15 16 (19.28%) SDLC
15 16 (19.28%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (15.66%) React
17 12 (14.46%) T-SQL
17 12 (14.46%) MySQL
17 12 (14.46%) QA
18 11 (13.25%) JIRA
19 10 (12.05%) RESTful
19 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC
19 10 (12.05%) Node.js

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 (6.02%) CMS
1 5 (6.02%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.20%) Magento
1 1 (1.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 28 (33.73%) Azure
2 19 (22.89%) AWS
3 6 (7.23%) Serverless
4 4 (4.82%) Logic Apps
4 4 (4.82%) Power Platform
5 3 (3.61%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.41%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (2.41%) AWS Step Functions
7 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.20%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.20%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.20%) GitHub
7 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (50.60%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.46%) MySQL
3 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.02%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.82%) Power BI
4 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (3.61%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.41%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.20%) BigQuery
7 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.20%) Looker
7 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (20.48%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.25%) JIRA
3 9 (10.84%) Visual Studio
4 7 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.20%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.20%) gulp
5 1 (1.20%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.20%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.20%) Subversion
5 1 (1.20%) webpack
General
1 10 (12.05%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Automotive
3 5 (6.02%) Retail
4 2 (2.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (60.24%) .NET
2 32 (38.55%) AngularJS
3 25 (30.12%) .NET Core
4 22 (26.51%) ASP.NET
5 19 (22.89%) CSS
6 16 (19.28%) HTML
6 16 (19.28%) Web Services
7 13 (15.66%) React
8 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (12.05%) Node.js
8 10 (12.05%) RESTful
9 8 (9.64%) Entity Framework
9 8 (9.64%) jQuery
10 7 (8.43%) SOAP
11 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (7.23%) Vue.js
12 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (6.02%) Laravel
12 5 (6.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) User Experience
2 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.61%) CMDB
4 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.20%) Animation
5 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.20%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.41%) VMS
2 1 (1.20%) Android
2 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.92%) MVC
3 19 (22.89%) DevOps
4 16 (19.28%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (19.28%) SDLC
4 16 (19.28%) Unit Testing
5 9 (10.84%) Mentoring
5 9 (10.84%) Microservices
6 8 (9.64%) Front End Development
6 8 (9.64%) TDD
7 7 (8.43%) Scrum
8 6 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (7.23%) OO
8 6 (7.23%) OOP
9 5 (6.02%) BDD
9 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
10 4 (4.82%) Mathematics
10 4 (4.82%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (66.27%) C#
2 38 (45.78%) JavaScript
3 31 (37.35%) SQL
4 12 (14.46%) T-SQL
5 8 (9.64%) Python
6 7 (8.43%) PHP
7 4 (4.82%) Apex Code
7 4 (4.82%) Java
7 4 (4.82%) TypeScript
7 4 (4.82%) XAML
8 2 (2.41%) Go
8 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.20%) Java 8
9 1 (1.20%) VBScript
9 1 (1.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (25.30%) Degree
2 6 (7.23%) MCSD
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.82%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.46%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) GDPR
2 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (24.10%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.05%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (8.43%) Google
3 7 (8.43%) Sitecore
4 4 (4.82%) Tableau
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle
6 1 (1.20%) Adobe
6 1 (1.20%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.20%) Xamarin