The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,750 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 19 28 26
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 10 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 7.41% 3.97% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.75% 4.03% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 0
Median salary £35,750 £37,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.66% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 129 149 154
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 95.56% 98.68% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 111 132 106
Median salary £35,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Chester

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in Chester.

Salary trend for Software Developer in Chester

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Chester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Chester

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 20 (83.33%) C#
1 20 (83.33%) .NET
2 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
3 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (54.17%) MVC
4 13 (54.17%) HTML
5 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 12 (50.00%) Windows
6 10 (41.67%) Scrum
6 10 (41.67%) XML
6 10 (41.67%) XSL
6 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 10 (41.67%) VB.NET
7 9 (37.50%) Visual Studio
7 9 (37.50%) VBScript
7 9 (37.50%) VB
7 9 (37.50%) HL7
7 9 (37.50%) QA
7 9 (37.50%) VB6
7 9 (37.50%) Web Development
7 9 (37.50%) Mobile Development
7 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (37.50%) HTML5
8 7 (29.17%) AngularJS
9 6 (25.00%) TDD
9 6 (25.00%) SQL
10 5 (20.83%) SOAP
11 4 (16.67%) WCF
12 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.50%) JUnit
3 2 (8.33%) NUnit
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (83.33%) .NET
2 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 13 (54.17%) HTML
4 10 (41.67%) XML
4 10 (41.67%) XSL
5 9 (37.50%) HTML5
6 7 (29.17%) AngularJS
7 5 (20.83%) SOAP
8 4 (16.67%) WCF
9 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
9 3 (12.50%) iBATIS
9 3 (12.50%) jQuery
9 3 (12.50%) SAML
9 3 (12.50%) Spring
9 3 (12.50%) Spring Integration
9 3 (12.50%) Spring MVC
10 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (54.17%) MVC
2 10 (41.67%) Scrum
3 9 (37.50%) Mobile Development
3 9 (37.50%) Web Development
4 6 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (8.33%) OO
6 2 (8.33%) SOA
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) C#
2 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
3 10 (41.67%) VB.NET
4 9 (37.50%) VB
4 9 (37.50%) VB6
4 9 (37.50%) VBScript
5 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.50%) Java
6 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.17%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) HL7
1 9 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SDET
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
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