Period
to 19 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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

Software Developer
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 41 32
Rank change year-on-year -20 -9 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 38 40 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.67% 4.55% 6.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.93% 4.64% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 36 35 56
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £24,375 £31,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £43,750 £55,750 £55,625
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 968 862 845
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 98.07% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 623 742 738
Lancashire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £59,464 £56,250 £47,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Lancashire

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Lancashire

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Lancashire over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Lancashire

Software Developer
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 19 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley +17 20 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Preston -1 8 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Blackpool -9 2 £26,250 -31.82% 1
Blackburn +14 1 - - 2
Accrington - 1 £50,000 -
Nelson - 1 - -
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 Lancashire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) C#
2 34 (89.47%) .NET
3 26 (68.42%) SQL Server
4 19 (50.00%) MVC
4 19 (50.00%) HTML
5 18 (47.37%) JavaScript
5 18 (47.37%) Degree
6 15 (39.47%) Web Development
6 15 (39.47%) Software Engineering
6 15 (39.47%) SDLC
6 15 (39.47%) jQuery
7 14 (36.84%) SQL
8 13 (34.21%) VB.NET
8 13 (34.21%) XML
9 12 (31.58%) OO
9 12 (31.58%) XHTML
9 12 (31.58%) CSS
9 12 (31.58%) C
9 12 (31.58%) VB
9 12 (31.58%) VB6
10 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (26.32%) ASP.NET
10 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
11 8 (21.05%) AngularJS
11 8 (21.05%) React
12 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
13 6 (15.79%) NHS
13 6 (15.79%) OOA/OOD
13 6 (15.79%) Windows
13 6 (15.79%) WPF

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 4 (10.53%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (10.53%) MySQL
3 4 (10.53%) Redis
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) Firebird
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.63%) Android Studio
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (89.47%) .NET
2 19 (50.00%) HTML
3 15 (39.47%) jQuery
4 13 (34.21%) XML
5 12 (31.58%) CSS
5 12 (31.58%) XHTML
6 10 (26.32%) ASP.NET
7 8 (21.05%) AngularJS
7 8 (21.05%) React
8 6 (15.79%) Universal Windows Platform
8 6 (15.79%) WPF
9 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (13.16%) Entity Framework
9 5 (13.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (10.53%) AutoMapper
10 4 (10.53%) SignalR
11 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
12 1 (2.63%) JSON
12 1 (2.63%) SOAP
12 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) CCTV
2 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) MVC
2 15 (39.47%) SDLC
2 15 (39.47%) Software Engineering
2 15 (39.47%) Web Development
3 12 (31.58%) OO
4 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.79%) Decision-Making
5 6 (15.79%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (13.16%) CRM
6 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
6 5 (13.16%) ERP
6 5 (13.16%) Presales
7 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
7 4 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (10.53%) TDD
7 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.89%) OOP
8 3 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
9 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.63%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (100.00%) C#
2 18 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 14 (36.84%) SQL
4 13 (34.21%) VB.NET
5 12 (31.58%) C
5 12 (31.58%) VB
5 12 (31.58%) VB6
6 5 (13.16%) PHP
6 5 (13.16%) Python
6 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.63%) Java
7 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (47.37%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.63%) HND
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft