Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 95 121 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 33.45% 41.44% 45.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.17% 42.46% 46.98%
Number of salaries quoted 91 113 130
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £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 278 285 298
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.89% 97.60% 97.70%
Number of salaries quoted 252 253 264
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,250 £55,875
Cheshire median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.38% +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 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 58 (61.05%) C#
2 52 (54.74%) SQL
3 51 (53.68%) .NET
3 51 (53.68%) SQL Server
4 47 (49.47%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
6 40 (42.11%) MVC
7 38 (40.00%) JavaScript
8 32 (33.68%) ASP.NET
9 29 (30.53%) HTML
10 26 (27.37%) T-SQL
11 25 (26.32%) CSS
12 24 (25.26%) AngularJS
13 23 (24.21%) TDD
14 22 (23.16%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (21.05%) Web Services
16 18 (18.95%) ETL
16 18 (18.95%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (18.95%) .NET Framework
16 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (17.89%) Data Analysis
18 16 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 16 (16.84%) SOAP
19 15 (15.79%) jQuery
20 14 (14.74%) Data Warehouse
20 14 (14.74%) OOP
20 14 (14.74%) Kanban
20 14 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
21 13 (13.68%) Scrum
21 13 (13.68%) Windows

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 (6.32%) Umbraco
2 3 (3.16%) CMS
2 3 (3.16%) IIS
2 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.16%) GitHub
4 2 (2.11%) Office 365
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.05%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.05%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (53.68%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (14.74%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (9.47%) Relational Database
7 7 (7.37%) MySQL
8 5 (5.26%) NoSQL
9 3 (3.16%) RDBMS
9 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.05%) Big Data
10 1 (1.05%) DataStage
10 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.05%) Power BI
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Visual Studio
2 11 (11.58%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.26%) JIRA
5 4 (4.21%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (3.16%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.11%) gulp
7 2 (2.11%) webpack
8 1 (1.05%) AccuRev
8 1 (1.05%) Moq
General
1 9 (9.47%) Retail
2 5 (5.26%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Games
3 3 (3.16%) Legal
4 2 (2.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (53.68%) .NET
2 32 (33.68%) ASP.NET
3 29 (30.53%) HTML
4 25 (26.32%) CSS
5 24 (25.26%) AngularJS
6 22 (23.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (21.05%) Web Services
8 18 (18.95%) .NET Framework
9 16 (16.84%) SOAP
10 15 (15.79%) jQuery
11 12 (12.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (11.58%) WCF
13 10 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (9.47%) RESTful
15 8 (8.42%) React
15 8 (8.42%) REST
16 7 (7.37%) Django
17 6 (6.32%) HTML5
17 6 (6.32%) XML
18 5 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) PMI
2 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.16%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.16%) Fintech
3 3 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.11%) EPoS
4 2 (2.11%) NHS
4 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.11%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.68%) Windows
2 7 (7.37%) Linux
3 4 (4.21%) Unix
4 3 (3.16%) Android
4 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (49.47%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (42.11%) MVC
3 23 (24.21%) TDD
4 18 (18.95%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (18.95%) ETL
5 17 (17.89%) Data Analysis
6 14 (14.74%) Kanban
6 14 (14.74%) OOP
6 14 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (13.68%) Scrum
8 12 (12.63%) Data Modelling
9 11 (11.58%) Acceptance Criteria
9 11 (11.58%) Web Development
10 9 (9.47%) Unit Testing
11 8 (8.42%) BDD
11 8 (8.42%) Decision-Making
11 8 (8.42%) OO
12 7 (7.37%) Microservices
13 6 (6.32%) Coaching
13 6 (6.32%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 58 (61.05%) C#
2 52 (54.74%) SQL
3 38 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 26 (27.37%) T-SQL
5 11 (11.58%) PHP
6 7 (7.37%) Python
7 6 (6.32%) Java
8 4 (4.21%) Apex Code
9 3 (3.16%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.11%) C++
11 1 (1.05%) Delphi
11 1 (1.05%) ES6
11 1 (1.05%) F#
11 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.05%) Ruby
11 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.05%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) PMI Certification
2 7 (7.37%) Degree
3 2 (2.11%) MCSE
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) GDPR
2 2 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Kibana
Vendors
1 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.37%) Google
3 5 (5.26%) Twitter
4 4 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.16%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.11%) Yahoo!
7 1 (1.05%) Informatica
7 1 (1.05%) Tableau
7 1 (1.05%) Talend