The median annual salary for a Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 53 84 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 35.81% 45.16% 17.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 37.86% 46.15% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 50 83 26
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 140 182 186
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 94.59% 97.85% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 128 167 120
Median salary £37,500 £32,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.18% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Developer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Chester region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 54 (51.43%) JavaScript
2 46 (43.81%) SQL
3 38 (36.19%) Java
4 37 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (32.38%) Spring
6 33 (31.43%) MVC
7 32 (30.48%) HTML
8 31 (29.52%) SQL Server
9 29 (27.62%) C#
10 28 (26.67%) .NET
11 20 (19.05%) ASP.NET
11 20 (19.05%) AngularJS
12 19 (18.10%) MySQL
13 18 (17.14%) TDD
13 18 (17.14%) CSS
14 15 (14.29%) J2EE
14 15 (14.29%) Hibernate
15 14 (13.33%) Python
15 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
15 14 (13.33%) jQuery
16 13 (12.38%) Unit Testing
16 13 (12.38%) Git (software)
16 13 (12.38%) SOAP
16 13 (12.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (11.43%) JSON
17 12 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
17 12 (11.43%) Django
18 11 (10.48%) Web Development
19 10 (9.52%) Web Services
19 10 (9.52%) JUnit

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 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.90%) Apache
2 2 (1.90%) IIS
2 2 (1.90%) WordPress
3 1 (0.95%) CMS
3 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Magento
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.95%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.95%) GitHub
3 1 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (29.52%) SQL Server
2 19 (18.10%) MySQL
3 13 (12.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (5.71%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (3.81%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.81%) Power BI
9 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (1.90%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.90%) DB2
10 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.95%) OLAP
11 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (12.38%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.52%) JUnit
3 8 (7.62%) Maven
4 6 (5.71%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.76%) JIRA
5 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.90%) Gradle
6 2 (1.90%) Subversion
7 1 (0.95%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.95%) Selenium
7 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.95%) Xcode
General
1 6 (5.71%) Finance
1 6 (5.71%) Retail
2 3 (2.86%) Advertising
2 3 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (0.95%) Banking
3 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (32.38%) Spring
2 32 (30.48%) HTML
3 28 (26.67%) .NET
4 20 (19.05%) AngularJS
4 20 (19.05%) ASP.NET
5 18 (17.14%) CSS
6 15 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 15 (14.29%) J2EE
7 14 (13.33%) jQuery
8 13 (12.38%) SOAP
9 12 (11.43%) Django
9 12 (11.43%) JSON
10 10 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (9.52%) Web Services
11 9 (8.57%) HTML5
12 7 (6.67%) .NET Framework
13 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (5.71%) JDBC
13 6 (5.71%) JSP
13 6 (5.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.81%) User Experience
3 2 (1.90%) Fintech
3 2 (1.90%) FMCG
3 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.62%) Linux
2 2 (1.90%) Unix
2 2 (1.90%) Windows
3 1 (0.95%) Android
3 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.95%) CentOS
3 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.43%) MVC
3 18 (17.14%) TDD
4 13 (12.38%) Unit Testing
5 12 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (10.48%) Web Development
7 8 (7.62%) IT Strategy
7 8 (7.62%) Open Source
8 6 (5.71%) DevOps
8 6 (5.71%) Front End Development
8 6 (5.71%) OO
8 6 (5.71%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.76%) Issue Tracking
10 4 (3.81%) BDD
10 4 (3.81%) ETL
10 4 (3.81%) Web Application Development
11 3 (2.86%) Data Analysis
11 3 (2.86%) Integration Testing
11 3 (2.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 54 (51.43%) JavaScript
2 46 (43.81%) SQL
3 38 (36.19%) Java
4 29 (27.62%) C#
5 14 (13.33%) Python
6 10 (9.52%) PHP
7 7 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.76%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.90%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.90%) PHP 5
10 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.95%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.95%) C
11 1 (0.95%) C++
11 1 (0.95%) ES6
11 1 (0.95%) VB
11 1 (0.95%) VB6
11 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.90%) Degree
2 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.95%) MCAD
2 1 (0.95%) MCPD
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.95%) HL7
2 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) Docker
1 1 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.95%) Ansible
1 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.95%) Puppet
1 1 (0.95%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.71%) Yahoo!
3 5 (4.76%) Oracle
4 3 (2.86%) Teradata
5 1 (0.95%) Tableau
5 1 (0.95%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.95%) Zend
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