The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 35 32
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.33% 0.55% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.63% 0.56% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 3
Median salary £42,000 £27,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +52.72% -15.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,100 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £27,500 £36,500
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 142 177 184
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 94.67% 97.79% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 130 163 119
Median salary £37,500 £31,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.11% -20.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 12 (66.67%) MVC
1 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (55.56%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) .NET
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) Java
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) TDD
5 6 (33.33%) HTML
5 6 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
6 5 (27.78%) Spring
6 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
7 4 (22.22%) Hibernate
7 4 (22.22%) JSON
7 4 (22.22%) iBATIS
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) JUnit
7 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) BDD
7 4 (22.22%) RESTful
7 4 (22.22%) Spring MVC
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
7 4 (22.22%) Spring Integration
8 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (11.11%) Scrum

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 (5.56%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) Gradle
2 2 (11.11%) Maven
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Android Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Xcode
General
1 2 (11.11%) Advertising
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 6 (33.33%) HTML
3 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
3 5 (27.78%) Spring
4 4 (22.22%) Hibernate
4 4 (22.22%) iBATIS
4 4 (22.22%) JSON
4 4 (22.22%) RESTful
4 4 (22.22%) Spring Integration
4 4 (22.22%) Spring MVC
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (11.11%) Dropwizard
6 2 (11.11%) SOAP
6 2 (11.11%) Web Services
6 2 (11.11%) XML
6 2 (11.11%) XSL
7 1 (5.56%) ADO
7 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) MVC
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
7 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (5.56%) Mobile Development
7 1 (5.56%) OOP
7 1 (5.56%) Parallel Computing
7 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) SDET
7 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
7 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (55.56%) C#
3 8 (44.44%) Java
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
5 2 (11.11%) PHP
5 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) ES6
6 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.56%) VB
6 1 (5.56%) VB6
6 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.56%) MCAD
2 1 (5.56%) MCPD
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) HL7
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Xamarin
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