Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £32,160 in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 42 55
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 41 48 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.00% 4.99% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.19% 5.12% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 31 50 21
Lancashire median annual salary £32,160 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.53% +12.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £60,000 £45,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -7.41% +8.00%

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 790 938 759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.34% 97.61% 92.22%
Number of salaries quoted 645 852 612
Lancashire median annual salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.37% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £23,100 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £46,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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
Preston +16 15 £32,160 -14.24% 5
Chorley +14 10 £42,500 +13.33%
Blackburn -4 4 - - 1
Blackpool -1 3 £40,000 -25.07% 1
Colne - 1 £30,000 -
Skelmersdale - 1 £32,500 -
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 40 (97.56%) C#
2 36 (87.80%) .NET
3 28 (68.29%) ASP.NET
4 25 (60.98%) MVC
5 21 (51.22%) HTML
5 21 (51.22%) JavaScript
6 20 (48.78%) SQL
7 18 (43.90%) CSS
8 16 (39.02%) Degree
9 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
9 15 (36.59%) OO
9 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
10 12 (29.27%) T-SQL
11 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
11 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (24.39%) jQuery
12 10 (24.39%) Web Development
13 7 (17.07%) Web Services
14 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
14 6 (14.63%) HTML5
14 6 (14.63%) Front End Development
14 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
15 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
15 5 (12.20%) RESTful
15 5 (12.20%) Capita
16 4 (9.76%) Oracle
16 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server

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 2 (4.88%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.44%) OpenEdge
2 1 (2.44%) SAS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.44%) MySQL
5 1 (2.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (87.80%) .NET
2 28 (68.29%) ASP.NET
3 21 (51.22%) HTML
4 18 (43.90%) CSS
5 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (24.39%) jQuery
7 7 (17.07%) Web Services
8 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
8 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
8 6 (14.63%) HTML5
9 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (12.20%) RESTful
10 4 (9.76%) CSS3
10 4 (9.76%) React
10 4 (9.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 3 (7.32%) Entity Framework
12 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 2 (4.88%) REST
12 2 (4.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
1 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Android
1 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) MVC
2 15 (36.59%) OO
3 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (24.39%) Web Development
5 6 (14.63%) Front End Development
5 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.76%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.88%) API Integration
9 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.88%) Change Management
9 2 (4.88%) CRM
9 2 (4.88%) Microservices
9 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.88%) TDD
10 1 (2.44%) Dependency Injection
10 1 (2.44%) MVVM
10 1 (2.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 40 (97.56%) C#
2 21 (51.22%) JavaScript
3 20 (48.78%) SQL
4 12 (29.27%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.88%) C
5 2 (4.88%) C++
5 2 (4.88%) Java
5 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.44%) Delphi
6 1 (2.44%) Pascal
6 1 (2.44%) Perl
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) VB
6 1 (2.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) GDPR
2 1 (2.44%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Capita
3 4 (9.76%) Google
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Twitter