Period
to 28 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 27 28
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 9 10 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.23% 5.68% 8.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 5.75% 8.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 32
Chester median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -16.67% +38.46%
10th Percentile £28,375 £28,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £42,750 £52,000 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +21.43%

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 265 174 400
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 98.86% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 221 156 358
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +14.86%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +16.88%

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 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
5 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (33.33%) DevOps
5 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 3 (33.33%) Automotive
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) jQuery
6 2 (22.22%) RESTful
6 2 (22.22%) Azure
6 2 (22.22%) MVC
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) OO
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 2 (22.22%) CSS
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) Redux
6 2 (22.22%) .NET Core
7 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
7 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (11.11%) Kong
7 1 (11.11%) User Experience
7 1 (11.11%) Microservices
7 1 (11.11%) React
7 1 (11.11%) Front End Development

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Kong
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Automotive
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Core
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 2 (22.22%) CSS
4 2 (22.22%) Redux
4 2 (22.22%) RESTful
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) Node.js
5 1 (11.11%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Graphic Design
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (11.11%) Fintech
4 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
4 1 (11.11%) Microservices
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) SOLID
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) UX Design
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
4 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft