Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 35 41
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 38 60 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.50% 6.76% 6.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.61% 6.98% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 36 59 50
Lancashire median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £30,625 £26,600 £25,650
90th Percentile £55,625 £47,500 £50,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 825 860 790
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.75% 96.96% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 688 731 681
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +6 12 £41,250 +16.20% 4
Blackpool +5 9 £38,500 -49.11%
Chorley -16 4 £42,500 - 3
Blackburn - 3 £35,000 - 4
Burnley +15 1 £30,000 +7.14% 1
Lytham St Annes - 1 £35,000 -
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 35 (92.11%) .NET
2 33 (86.84%) C#
3 25 (65.79%) MVC
4 20 (52.63%) jQuery
5 19 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 18 (47.37%) SQL
7 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
7 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET
8 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (36.84%) Web Development
10 11 (28.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
12 9 (23.68%) Web Services
12 9 (23.68%) HTML
12 9 (23.68%) .NET Framework
12 9 (23.68%) Finance
12 9 (23.68%) Legal
12 9 (23.68%) Android
12 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (23.68%) Android Development
12 9 (23.68%) Xamarin
12 9 (23.68%) Microservices
12 9 (23.68%) GDPR
12 9 (23.68%) .NET Core
12 9 (23.68%) Progressive Web App
13 8 (21.05%) React
13 8 (21.05%) Java
13 8 (21.05%) CSS
13 8 (21.05%) OO

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 6 (15.79%) nginx
2 1 (2.63%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Intranet
1 1 (2.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) Redis
3 5 (13.16%) MySQL
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
1 9 (23.68%) Legal
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (92.11%) .NET
2 20 (52.63%) jQuery
3 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET
4 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (28.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (23.68%) .NET Core
5 9 (23.68%) .NET Framework
5 9 (23.68%) HTML
5 9 (23.68%) Web Services
6 8 (21.05%) CSS
6 8 (21.05%) React
7 6 (15.79%) Entity Framework
7 6 (15.79%) Vue.js
8 5 (13.16%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
9 4 (10.53%) Hibernate
9 4 (10.53%) Spring
10 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (2.63%) Sass
11 1 (2.63%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.63%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Android
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) MVC
2 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (36.84%) Web Development
4 9 (23.68%) Android Development
4 9 (23.68%) Microservices
4 9 (23.68%) Progressive Web App
5 8 (21.05%) OO
6 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 4 (10.53%) TDD
8 3 (7.89%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.26%) Front End Development
9 2 (5.26%) ITIL
9 2 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (5.26%) Scrum
9 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.63%) CRM
10 1 (2.63%) Data Management
10 1 (2.63%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 33 (86.84%) C#
2 18 (47.37%) SQL
3 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
4 8 (21.05%) Java
5 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
6 4 (10.53%) PHP
7 1 (2.63%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (2.63%) VB
7 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Xamarin
3 4 (10.53%) Capita
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco
4 2 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (2.63%) Google
5 1 (2.63%) Sage
5 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com