Period
to 21 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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

Developer
England > North of England
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 5,233 6,825 7,879
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 27.49% 30.83% 32.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.45% 31.83% 33.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4,392 5,847 6,961
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,350 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +1.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North of England. 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
North of England
Permanent vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 18,391 21,445 23,692
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.86% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 14,369 17,514 19,449
North of England median annual salary £43,272 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +3.09% +2.11%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the North of England

Developer
Salary Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in the North of England.

Salary trend for Developer in the North of England

Developer
Salary Histogram in the North of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the North of England over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer in the North of England

Developer
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the North of England region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
North West 0 3,136 £45,000 +5.88% 920
Yorkshire 0 1,832 £42,500 - 497
North East -2 268 £42,250 +5.63% 129
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 North of England region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 2,274 (43.45%) JavaScript
2 2,116 (40.44%) C#
3 2,069 (39.54%) Agile Software Development
4 2,007 (38.35%) .NET
5 1,591 (30.40%) SQL
6 1,580 (30.19%) HTML
7 1,487 (28.42%) CSS
8 1,368 (26.14%) MVC
9 1,232 (23.54%) SQL Server
10 1,108 (21.17%) Java
11 991 (18.94%) ASP.NET
12 960 (18.35%) AngularJS
13 865 (16.53%) PHP
14 796 (15.21%) Microsoft
15 778 (14.87%) TDD
16 741 (14.16%) jQuery
17 736 (14.06%) Git (software)
18 691 (13.20%) Azure
19 658 (12.57%) React
20 647 (12.36%) MySQL
21 546 (10.43%) Software Engineering
22 543 (10.38%) Front End Development
23 524 (10.01%) ASP.NET MVC
24 515 (9.84%) DevOps
25 509 (9.73%) OO
26 498 (9.52%) Finance
27 493 (9.42%) AWS
28 490 (9.36%) Web Development
29 482 (9.21%) Node.js
30 456 (8.71%) Degree

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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
1 169 (3.23%) CMS
2 136 (2.60%) WordPress
3 99 (1.89%) Umbraco
4 78 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
5 71 (1.36%) IIS
5 71 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 44 (0.84%) Confluence
6 44 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 41 (0.78%) Apache
7 41 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 39 (0.75%) nginx
9 32 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
9 32 (0.61%) Drupal
10 31 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
11 24 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 23 (0.44%) JBoss
13 22 (0.42%) Tomcat
14 18 (0.34%) NServiceBus
15 14 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (0.23%) Kentico
Applications
1 67 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 16 (0.31%) Sketch
5 11 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.096%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.076%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.057%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.057%) InDesign
10 3 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.038%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.019%) InVision
12 1 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 109 (2.08%) Magento
2 71 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (0.57%) SAP ERP
4 22 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 20 (0.38%) Shopify
6 19 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 19 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
7 13 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
11 6 (0.11%) Visualfiles
12 5 (0.096%) SAP Hybris
13 4 (0.076%) CiviCRM
13 4 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
13 4 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
13 4 (0.076%) Oracle ERP
13 4 (0.076%) Oracle Financials
13 4 (0.076%) Oracle Payables
13 4 (0.076%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 691 (13.20%) Azure
2 493 (9.42%) AWS
3 226 (4.32%) Power Platform
4 163 (3.11%) GitHub
5 151 (2.89%) SaaS
6 132 (2.52%) Serverless
7 65 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
8 62 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
9 61 (1.17%) GCP
10 59 (1.13%) Amazon S3
11 36 (0.69%) Office 365
12 33 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
13 31 (0.59%) Slack
14 23 (0.44%) npm
15 22 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
16 20 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 20 (0.38%) Datadog
17 19 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
18 16 (0.31%) G Suite
19 14 (0.27%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 85 (1.62%) Broadband
2 43 (0.82%) DNS
3 42 (0.80%) Internet
4 33 (0.63%) ADSL
4 33 (0.63%) BGP
4 33 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
4 33 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
4 33 (0.63%) Firewall
4 33 (0.63%) IPsec
4 33 (0.63%) MPLS
4 33 (0.63%) NetScaler
4 33 (0.63%) Network Security
4 33 (0.63%) OSPF
4 33 (0.63%) RIP
4 33 (0.63%) SMTP
4 33 (0.63%) VPN
4 33 (0.63%) WAN
5 32 (0.61%) HTTP
6 13 (0.25%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,232 (23.54%) SQL Server
2 647 (12.36%) MySQL
3 375 (7.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 288 (5.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 236 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
6 224 (4.28%) Power BI
7 219 (4.18%) Relational Database
8 201 (3.84%) NoSQL
9 185 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
10 178 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 147 (2.81%) MongoDB
12 120 (2.29%) Big Data
13 81 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 80 (1.53%) Redis
15 65 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
16 64 (1.22%) QlikView
17 61 (1.17%) RDBMS
18 52 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
19 51 (0.97%) Oracle Database
20 40 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 736 (14.06%) Git (software)
2 246 (4.70%) Visual Studio
3 186 (3.55%) JIRA
4 173 (3.31%) Jenkins
5 172 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 150 (2.87%) webpack
7 142 (2.71%) Selenium
8 136 (2.60%) Maven
9 110 (2.10%) gulp
10 108 (2.06%) Subversion
11 101 (1.93%) JUnit
12 93 (1.78%) Grunt
13 81 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
14 68 (1.30%) Gradle
15 59 (1.13%) Cucumber
16 58 (1.11%) TeamCity
17 52 (0.99%) Mercurial
18 51 (0.97%) NUnit
19 47 (0.90%) Vagrant
20 43 (0.82%) Bitbucket
General
1 498 (9.52%) Finance
2 256 (4.89%) Marketing
3 228 (4.36%) Retail
4 106 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 93 (1.78%) Banking
5 93 (1.78%) Games
6 86 (1.64%) Legal
7 71 (1.36%) Public Sector
8 59 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 30 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 28 (0.54%) Back Office
11 26 (0.50%) Law
12 25 (0.48%) Automotive
13 19 (0.36%) Electronics
14 13 (0.25%) Local Government
15 11 (0.21%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.15%) Advertising
17 7 (0.13%) Housing Association
18 5 (0.096%) Fire and Rescue
18 5 (0.096%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,007 (38.35%) .NET
2 1,580 (30.19%) HTML
3 1,487 (28.42%) CSS
4 991 (18.94%) ASP.NET
5 960 (18.35%) AngularJS
6 741 (14.16%) jQuery
7 658 (12.57%) React
8 524 (10.01%) ASP.NET MVC
9 482 (9.21%) Node.js
10 450 (8.60%) Web Services
11 422 (8.06%) .NET Core
12 415 (7.93%) Spring
13 410 (7.83%) .NET Framework
14 407 (7.78%) REST
15 395 (7.55%) Laravel
16 388 (7.41%) HTML5
17 348 (6.65%) Vue.js
18 341 (6.52%) XML
19 302 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
20 299 (5.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 415 (7.93%) Greenfield Project
2 376 (7.19%) User Experience
3 270 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 222 (4.24%) Mobile App
5 155 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
6 130 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 75 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 66 (1.26%) Algorithms
9 63 (1.20%) NHS
10 60 (1.15%) Data Structures
11 38 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
12 33 (0.63%) Hedge funds
13 32 (0.61%) Robotics
14 30 (0.57%) Life Science
15 29 (0.55%) Derivative
16 28 (0.54%) Blog
17 24 (0.46%) N-Tier
18 20 (0.38%) Digital Media
19 17 (0.32%) Client/Server
20 15 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 307 (5.87%) Linux
2 230 (4.40%) Android
3 187 (3.57%) Windows
4 171 (3.27%) Apple iOS
5 102 (1.95%) Unix
6 22 (0.42%) AIX
7 17 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
7 17 (0.32%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.17%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.13%) CentOS
11 4 (0.076%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.076%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.076%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.038%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.019%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.019%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,069 (39.54%) Agile Software Development
2 1,368 (26.14%) MVC
3 778 (14.87%) TDD
4 546 (10.43%) Software Engineering
5 543 (10.38%) Front End Development
6 515 (9.84%) DevOps
7 509 (9.73%) OO
8 490 (9.36%) Web Development
9 449 (8.58%) Scrum
10 443 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
11 425 (8.12%) E-Commerce
12 407 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
13 406 (7.76%) Microservices
14 383 (7.32%) Test Automation
15 362 (6.92%) Unit Testing
16 356 (6.80%) BDD
17 351 (6.71%) Mentoring
18 302 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
19 290 (5.54%) Computer Science
20 282 (5.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,274 (43.45%) JavaScript
2 2,116 (40.44%) C#
3 1,591 (30.40%) SQL
4 1,108 (21.17%) Java
5 865 (16.53%) PHP
6 406 (7.76%) Python
7 349 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 256 (4.89%) C++
9 180 (3.44%) TypeScript
10 179 (3.42%) Java 8
11 145 (2.77%) Ruby
12 129 (2.47%) VB.NET
13 108 (2.06%) ES6
14 92 (1.76%) C
15 83 (1.59%) VB
16 80 (1.53%) PowerShell
17 76 (1.45%) PL/SQL
18 68 (1.30%) Scala
19 62 (1.18%) Apple Swift
20 61 (1.17%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 456 (8.71%) Degree
2 83 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (0.63%) CCNP
4 33 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (0.50%) Security Cleared
6 22 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.27%) DBS Check
7 14 (0.27%) IBM WebSphere Certification
8 13 (0.25%) CCNA
9 9 (0.17%) HND
9 9 (0.17%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.15%) MCP
10 8 (0.15%) Postgraduate
11 6 (0.11%) MCSE
12 5 (0.096%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.096%) MCSA
13 4 (0.076%) MCSD
13 4 (0.076%) PhD
14 3 (0.057%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (2.31%) QA
2 53 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 39 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 21 (0.40%) GDPR
6 11 (0.21%) SLA
7 6 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.096%) PMO
9 2 (0.038%) FINRA
9 2 (0.038%) MiFID
9 2 (0.038%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.019%) Dublin Core
10 1 (0.019%) TickIT
10 1 (0.019%) WCAG
System Software
1 353 (6.75%) Docker
2 6 (0.11%) Varnish
3 4 (0.076%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.057%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (0.038%) HDFS
5 2 (0.038%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.019%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.019%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.019%) LXC
6 1 (0.019%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.019%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 101 (1.93%) Kubernetes
2 71 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (1.05%) Ansible
4 38 (0.73%) Terraform
5 37 (0.71%) Nagios
6 33 (0.63%) FortiGate
7 24 (0.46%) CA Service Virtualization
8 12 (0.23%) Ganglia
9 11 (0.21%) Capistrano
9 11 (0.21%) Puppet
10 7 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.096%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.096%) Rancher
12 4 (0.076%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.057%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.057%) Kibana
14 2 (0.038%) Consul
14 2 (0.038%) logstash
14 2 (0.038%) Oozie
14 2 (0.038%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 796 (15.21%) Microsoft
2 246 (4.70%) Oracle
3 104 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
4 102 (1.95%) Google
5 91 (1.74%) SAP
6 88 (1.68%) Xamarin
7 80 (1.53%) Tableau
8 70 (1.34%) Zend
9 57 (1.09%) Sage
10 48 (0.92%) Adobe
11 44 (0.84%) Pega
12 36 (0.69%) IBM
12 36 (0.69%) Sitecore
13 35 (0.67%) Cisco
14 33 (0.63%) CA
14 33 (0.63%) Fortinet
15 25 (0.48%) Atlassian
16 23 (0.44%) Cognos
17 17 (0.32%) Informatica
18 14 (0.27%) Apple