Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 81 40
Rank change year-on-year +7 -41 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 18 26 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.82% 1.98% 4.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 2.11% 4.61%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 17
Merseyside median annual salary £38,500 £38,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.32% +26.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £45,625 £43,750 £41,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 926 1233 911
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.63% 94.12% 97.85%
Number of salaries quoted 712 884 683
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,100
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Merseyside

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Merseyside

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Merseyside over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Merseyside

Software Developer
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Liverpool +21 15 £35,000 -7.89% 5
Prescot - 2 £40,000 -
Southport 0 1 £50,000 +53.85%
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Merseyside region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 16 (88.89%) C#
2 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 13 (72.22%) .NET
4 10 (55.56%) SQL
4 10 (55.56%) jQuery
5 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 8 (44.44%) MVC
7 5 (27.78%) Degree
7 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
8 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 3 (16.67%) CSS
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (16.67%) HTML
9 3 (16.67%) Java
9 3 (16.67%) Ajax
9 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
9 3 (16.67%) Refactoring
9 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 3 (16.67%) React
10 2 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
10 2 (11.11%) Open Source
10 2 (11.11%) Kafka
10 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
10 2 (11.11%) Middleware

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (11.11%) CMS
1 2 (11.11%) EPiServer
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.56%) Games
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) jQuery
3 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 3 (16.67%) Ajax
6 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 3 (16.67%) CSS
6 3 (16.67%) HTML
6 3 (16.67%) React
7 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
7 2 (11.11%) Kafka
7 2 (11.11%) Middleware
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (5.56%) J2EE
8 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.56%) Fintech
1 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) MVC
2 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
2 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 3 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 2 (11.11%) Open Source
4 2 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (5.56%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) C#
2 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 10 (55.56%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.56%) Capita
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) Pegasus
3 1 (5.56%) Twitter