Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 41 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 29 41 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.87% 4.92% 6.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.01% 5.11% 6.93%
Number of salaries quoted 29 41 56
Lancashire median annual salary £38,500 £35,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.45% -21.11% +38.46%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £47,500 £58,890
North West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +14.29%

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 723 802 837
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.16% 97.78%
Number of salaries quoted 583 657 741
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,300 £22,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £47,500 £50,750
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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +15 13 £42,500 +26.87% 2
Blackpool -8 7 £38,500 +42.59% 1
Blackburn - 3 £35,000 - 3
Burnley +15 1 £30,000 +7.14%
Chorley -14 1 £42,500 +6.25% 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 15 October 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 26 (89.66%) C#
2 25 (86.21%) .NET
3 17 (58.62%) MVC
4 16 (55.17%) jQuery
5 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
6 13 (44.83%) SQL
7 12 (41.38%) Web Development
8 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
8 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
9 9 (31.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (27.59%) Java
11 7 (24.14%) Finance
11 7 (24.14%) Legal
11 7 (24.14%) .NET Framework
11 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
11 7 (24.14%) Web Services
11 7 (24.14%) GDPR
11 7 (24.14%) .NET Core
11 7 (24.14%) Progressive Web App
11 7 (24.14%) Android Development
11 7 (24.14%) Microservices
11 7 (24.14%) Xamarin
11 7 (24.14%) Android
12 5 (17.24%) CSS
12 5 (17.24%) HTML
12 5 (17.24%) OO
13 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
13 4 (13.79%) MySQL
13 4 (13.79%) Spring

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 1 (3.45%) nginx
1 1 (3.45%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Intranet
1 1 (3.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) MySQL
3 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.90%) Redis
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
1 7 (24.14%) Legal
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) .NET
2 16 (55.17%) jQuery
3 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
4 9 (31.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (24.14%) .NET Core
5 7 (24.14%) .NET Framework
5 7 (24.14%) Web Services
6 5 (17.24%) CSS
6 5 (17.24%) HTML
7 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
7 4 (13.79%) Entity Framework
7 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
7 4 (13.79%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (13.79%) Spring
8 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (10.34%) React
9 1 (3.45%) Angular 2
9 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (3.45%) HTML5
9 1 (3.45%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Fintech
3 1 (3.45%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Android
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) MVC
2 12 (41.38%) Web Development
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (24.14%) Android Development
4 7 (24.14%) Microservices
4 7 (24.14%) Progressive Web App
5 5 (17.24%) OO
6 4 (13.79%) TDD
7 3 (10.34%) Scrum
7 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (6.90%) ITIL
8 2 (6.90%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.45%) CRM
9 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (3.45%) OOP
9 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 26 (89.66%) C#
2 13 (44.83%) SQL
3 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 8 (27.59%) Java
5 3 (10.34%) PHP
6 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.45%) Ruby
7 1 (3.45%) VB
7 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
1 7 (24.14%) Xamarin
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Sage
3 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com