Period
to 24 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,343 5,045 6,604
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 31.40% 27.89% 30.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.56% 28.88% 31.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,670 4,717 6,078
Median annual salary £47,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 7,197 17,471 20,824
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.59% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 6,226 13,823 16,904
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £30,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in the North of England over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020. 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 +1 1,313 £50,000 +11.11% 570
Yorkshire 0 753 £45,000 +5.88% 289
North East +1 276 £44,000 +3.53% 117
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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 1,138 (48.57%) JavaScript
2 858 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
3 838 (35.77%) .NET
4 820 (35.00%) C#
5 792 (33.80%) HTML
6 744 (31.75%) CSS
7 593 (25.31%) SQL
8 534 (22.79%) AngularJS
9 479 (20.44%) MVC
10 435 (18.57%) SQL Server
11 430 (18.35%) React
12 412 (17.58%) PHP
13 395 (16.86%) Git (software)
14 377 (16.09%) Java
15 365 (15.58%) Azure
16 348 (14.85%) ASP.NET
17 340 (14.51%) DevOps
18 335 (14.30%) TDD
19 332 (14.17%) .NET Core
20 288 (12.29%) AWS
21 276 (11.78%) Web Development
22 274 (11.69%) Front End Development
23 272 (11.61%) Node.js
24 263 (11.22%) Microsoft
25 251 (10.71%) Microservices
26 250 (10.67%) User Experience
27 247 (10.54%) Vue.js
27 247 (10.54%) Software Engineering
28 238 (10.16%) MySQL
29 235 (10.03%) HTML5

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
1 101 (4.31%) CMS
2 56 (2.39%) WordPress
3 45 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 23 (0.98%) Apache
6 18 (0.77%) Confluence
6 18 (0.77%) Jadu
7 17 (0.73%) nginx
7 17 (0.73%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (0.47%) NServiceBus
10 10 (0.43%) IIS
10 10 (0.43%) Umbraco
11 9 (0.38%) IBM Domino
12 6 (0.26%) EPiServer
12 6 (0.26%) Liferay
12 6 (0.26%) SAS
13 5 (0.21%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.21%) Orchard CMS
13 5 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (1.02%) Photoshop
2 15 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.38%) Chatbot
5 8 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.17%) Sketch
7 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (0.085%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 49 (2.09%) Magento
2 14 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.43%) Shopify
4 8 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.30%) Visualfiles
6 5 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
8 2 (0.085%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.043%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.043%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.043%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.043%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.043%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.043%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.043%) SAP Payroll
9 1 (0.043%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 365 (15.58%) Azure
2 288 (12.29%) AWS
3 91 (3.88%) Power Platform
4 71 (3.03%) GitHub
5 69 (2.94%) Serverless
6 53 (2.26%) GCP
7 46 (1.96%) SaaS
8 37 (1.58%) npm
9 36 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
10 31 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (0.68%) Logic Apps
13 13 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (0.55%) Office 365
14 12 (0.51%) Slack
15 11 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 11 (0.47%) PowerApps
16 10 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.43%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.07%) Internet
2 15 (0.64%) HTTP
3 14 (0.60%) Broadband
4 6 (0.26%) SSL
5 4 (0.17%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.13%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.085%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.085%) Intranet
7 2 (0.085%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.085%) Wireless
8 1 (0.043%) AMQP
8 1 (0.043%) DNS
8 1 (0.043%) Extranet
8 1 (0.043%) Firewall
8 1 (0.043%) WebEx
8 1 (0.043%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 238 (10.16%) MySQL
3 111 (4.74%) NoSQL
4 99 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 97 (4.14%) Relational Database
6 87 (3.71%) MongoDB
7 83 (3.54%) Power BI
8 79 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 77 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
10 51 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 49 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
12 32 (1.37%) Redis
12 32 (1.37%) Tableau
13 29 (1.24%) Big Data
14 27 (1.15%) InterSystems Cache
15 20 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 20 (0.85%) RDBMS
16 18 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
17 17 (0.73%) Data Lake
18 16 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 395 (16.86%) Git (software)
2 102 (4.35%) JIRA
3 100 (4.27%) Jenkins
4 77 (3.29%) Selenium
5 74 (3.16%) Visual Studio
6 60 (2.56%) webpack
7 54 (2.30%) TeamCity
8 46 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 44 (1.88%) Maven
10 37 (1.58%) PHPUnit
11 36 (1.54%) Bitbucket
12 32 (1.37%) Subversion
13 29 (1.24%) JUnit
14 25 (1.07%) gulp
15 24 (1.02%) Babel
15 24 (1.02%) Grunt
15 24 (1.02%) SoapUI
16 22 (0.94%) WebDriver
17 20 (0.85%) NUnit
18 19 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 222 (9.48%) Finance
2 70 (2.99%) Marketing
3 68 (2.90%) Retail
4 54 (2.30%) Games
5 45 (1.92%) Law
6 39 (1.66%) Public Sector
7 30 (1.28%) Legal
8 18 (0.77%) Back Office
9 17 (0.73%) Local Government
10 12 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.47%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.43%) Electronics
12 10 (0.43%) Publishing
13 8 (0.34%) Advertising
13 8 (0.34%) Banking
14 7 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.26%) Billing
16 5 (0.21%) Housing Association
17 3 (0.13%) Automotive
18 1 (0.043%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 838 (35.77%) .NET
2 792 (33.80%) HTML
3 744 (31.75%) CSS
4 534 (22.79%) AngularJS
5 430 (18.35%) React
6 348 (14.85%) ASP.NET
7 332 (14.17%) .NET Core
8 272 (11.61%) Node.js
9 247 (10.54%) Vue.js
10 235 (10.03%) HTML5
11 216 (9.22%) REST
12 212 (9.05%) RESTful
13 206 (8.79%) .NET Framework
13 206 (8.79%) jQuery
14 197 (8.41%) Laravel
15 195 (8.32%) ASP.NET Web API
16 172 (7.34%) Web Services
17 162 (6.91%) ASP.NET MVC
18 141 (6.02%) CSS3
19 131 (5.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 250 (10.67%) User Experience
2 177 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
3 175 (7.47%) Mobile App
4 116 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
6 57 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 29 (1.24%) Management Information System
9 28 (1.20%) Algorithms
10 19 (0.81%) Social Media
11 18 (0.77%) Virtual Team
12 17 (0.73%) NHS
13 15 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (0.55%) Animation
15 12 (0.51%) Blog
16 11 (0.47%) Client/Server
17 10 (0.43%) Oculus Rift
18 8 (0.34%) Embedded Systems
19 7 (0.30%) PlayStation
19 7 (0.30%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 105 (4.48%) Linux
2 100 (4.27%) Android
3 97 (4.14%) Apple iOS
4 45 (1.92%) Windows
5 15 (0.64%) Unix
6 9 (0.38%) CentOS
7 6 (0.26%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.085%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.043%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.043%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 858 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (20.44%) MVC
3 340 (14.51%) DevOps
4 335 (14.30%) TDD
5 276 (11.78%) Web Development
6 274 (11.69%) Front End Development
7 251 (10.71%) Microservices
8 247 (10.54%) Software Engineering
9 199 (8.49%) OO
10 188 (8.02%) Unit Testing
11 187 (7.98%) Test Automation
12 175 (7.47%) E-Commerce
13 170 (7.26%) Scrum
14 160 (6.83%) OOP
15 158 (6.74%) SDLC
16 157 (6.70%) Mentoring
17 155 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
18 147 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
19 127 (5.42%) Problem-Solving
20 119 (5.08%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,138 (48.57%) JavaScript
2 820 (35.00%) C#
3 593 (25.31%) SQL
4 412 (17.58%) PHP
5 377 (16.09%) Java
6 167 (7.13%) TypeScript
7 131 (5.59%) Python
8 94 (4.01%) T-SQL
9 55 (2.35%) Java 8
10 52 (2.22%) Kotlin
11 46 (1.96%) ES6
12 42 (1.79%) Apple Swift
13 34 (1.45%) Objective-C
14 27 (1.15%) C++
14 27 (1.15%) VB.NET
15 26 (1.11%) Apex Code
16 23 (0.98%) Ruby
17 22 (0.94%) Go
18 19 (0.81%) VB
19 16 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (5.04%) Degree
2 38 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.45%) Security Cleared
4 19 (0.81%) SC Cleared
5 16 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.60%) PhD
7 4 (0.17%) HNC
8 3 (0.13%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.13%) MCPD
8 3 (0.13%) MCSD
8 3 (0.13%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.085%) MCSA
9 2 (0.085%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.085%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.043%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.043%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.043%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.043%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (4.57%) QA
2 10 (0.43%) SLA
3 9 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.17%) GDPR
6 3 (0.13%) WCAG
7 2 (0.085%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.085%) HL7
7 2 (0.085%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.085%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.085%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.043%) PMO
System Software
1 230 (9.82%) Docker
2 2 (0.085%) Firmware
3 1 (0.043%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.043%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.043%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 94 (4.01%) Kubernetes
2 52 (2.22%) Ansible
3 42 (1.79%) Terraform
4 21 (0.90%) Puppet
5 16 (0.68%) cPanel
6 10 (0.43%) Grafana
6 10 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.17%) Kibana
7 4 (0.17%) logstash
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.13%) Plesk
9 2 (0.085%) Graphite
9 2 (0.085%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.043%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.043%) Rancher
Vendors
1 263 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 69 (2.94%) Google
3 49 (2.09%) Oracle
4 43 (1.84%) Zend
5 33 (1.41%) Xamarin
6 29 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.15%) SAP
8 22 (0.94%) Apple
9 21 (0.90%) ServiceNow
10 19 (0.81%) Adobe
11 18 (0.77%) Atlassian
11 18 (0.77%) Sitecore
12 16 (0.68%) Remedy
13 14 (0.60%) SolarWinds
14 13 (0.55%) Hitachi
15 10 (0.43%) Splunk
16 9 (0.38%) MuleSoft
17 6 (0.26%) Cognos
17 6 (0.26%) IBM
18 4 (0.17%) Lotus