Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Software Developer
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 31 61
Rank change year-on-year +9 +30 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 30 18 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 8.62% 6.34% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.88% 6.43% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 28 15 1
Chester median annual salary £47,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.15% -18.75% -33.33%
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £43,750 £42,500
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

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 338 280 462
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.13% 98.59% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 297 238 340
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% +12.00%
10th Percentile £23,200 £24,250 £23,450
90th Percentile £59,250 £57,500 £62,500
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +4.58%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 22 (73.33%) Java
2 21 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (60.00%) HTML
4 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (50.00%) MVC
5 15 (50.00%) Spring
6 14 (46.67%) SQL
6 14 (46.67%) AngularJS
7 12 (40.00%) JUnit
8 11 (36.67%) Oracle
8 11 (36.67%) C#
8 11 (36.67%) Hibernate
8 11 (36.67%) TDD
9 9 (30.00%) NoSQL
10 8 (26.67%) Maven
10 8 (26.67%) Degree
10 8 (26.67%) jQuery
10 8 (26.67%) BDD
10 8 (26.67%) PL/SQL
10 8 (26.67%) CSS
10 8 (26.67%) Eclipse
11 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
11 7 (23.33%) .NET
11 7 (23.33%) MongoDB
11 7 (23.33%) RESTful
12 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
12 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (20.00%) Software Architecture
12 6 (20.00%) iBATIS
12 6 (20.00%) Spring MVC

Software 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 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) NoSQL
2 7 (23.33%) MongoDB
3 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.67%) MySQL
5 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) JUnit
2 8 (26.67%) Eclipse
2 8 (26.67%) Maven
3 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (13.33%) Gradle
6 2 (6.67%) Ant
6 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
6 2 (6.67%) Jasmine
6 2 (6.67%) Mockito
6 2 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (60.00%) HTML
2 15 (50.00%) Spring
3 14 (46.67%) AngularJS
4 11 (36.67%) Hibernate
5 8 (26.67%) CSS
5 8 (26.67%) jQuery
6 7 (23.33%) .NET
6 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
6 7 (23.33%) RESTful
7 6 (20.00%) iBATIS
7 6 (20.00%) Spring Integration
7 6 (20.00%) Spring MVC
8 5 (16.67%) JSON
9 4 (13.33%) Ajax
9 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (13.33%) HTML5
9 4 (13.33%) REST
9 4 (13.33%) SOAP
10 3 (10.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (10.00%) User Experience
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) MVC
3 11 (36.67%) TDD
4 8 (26.67%) BDD
5 6 (20.00%) Software Architecture
6 4 (13.33%) OO
7 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.67%) DevOps
8 2 (6.67%) Open Source
8 2 (6.67%) SDLC
9 1 (3.33%) Collaborative Working
9 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.33%) CRM
9 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.33%) Front End Development
9 1 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) Java
2 21 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (46.67%) SQL
4 11 (36.67%) C#
5 8 (26.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com