Period
to 19 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 4,692 5,680 8,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 29.52% 29.89% 32.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.62% 30.95% 33.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4,100 4,919 7,107
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 15,325 18,355 23,824
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.61% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 12,306 14,969 19,727
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 0 2,743 £45,000 - 962
Yorkshire 0 1,649 £45,000 +5.88% 532
North East 0 301 £40,500 +1.25% 148
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 2,106 (44.88%) JavaScript
2 1,967 (41.92%) C#
3 1,957 (41.71%) .NET
4 1,874 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
5 1,391 (29.65%) SQL
6 1,342 (28.60%) HTML
7 1,282 (27.32%) CSS
8 1,241 (26.45%) MVC
9 1,140 (24.30%) SQL Server
10 1,033 (22.02%) AngularJS
11 934 (19.91%) ASP.NET
12 840 (17.90%) PHP
13 831 (17.71%) Java
14 794 (16.92%) TDD
15 780 (16.62%) Azure
16 684 (14.58%) React
17 670 (14.28%) Microsoft
18 658 (14.02%) Git (software)
19 597 (12.72%) AWS
20 560 (11.94%) MySQL
20 560 (11.94%) .NET Core
21 535 (11.40%) ASP.NET MVC
22 534 (11.38%) jQuery
23 528 (11.25%) Finance
24 500 (10.66%) Greenfield Project
25 499 (10.64%) Microservices
26 486 (10.36%) DevOps
27 481 (10.25%) Front End Development
28 469 (10.00%) Node.js
29 462 (9.85%) Web Services

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
1 141 (3.01%) CMS
2 102 (2.17%) WordPress
3 82 (1.75%) IIS
4 66 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 54 (1.15%) Umbraco
6 41 (0.87%) Apache
6 41 (0.87%) Apache Spark
6 41 (0.87%) Drupal
7 28 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (0.60%) nginx
8 25 (0.53%) Confluence
9 21 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
10 19 (0.40%) SAS
11 17 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
11 17 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.32%) EPiServer
13 10 (0.21%) NServiceBus
13 10 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.17%) ColdFusion
14 8 (0.17%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 65 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 17 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 12 (0.26%) Chatbot
6 10 (0.21%) Sketch
6 10 (0.21%) UserZoom
7 9 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.13%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.085%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.064%) InDesign
12 2 (0.043%) InVision
13 1 (0.021%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 117 (2.49%) Magento
2 58 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (0.70%) Shopify
4 27 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 25 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.21%) CiviCRM
6 10 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
8 7 (0.15%) Elite 3E
8 7 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
9 6 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 5 (0.11%) Visualfiles
11 4 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.085%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 780 (16.62%) Azure
2 597 (12.72%) AWS
3 202 (4.31%) Power Platform
4 172 (3.67%) SaaS
5 139 (2.96%) Serverless
6 130 (2.77%) GitHub
7 79 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
7 79 (1.68%) GCP
8 65 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
9 44 (0.94%) Amazon S3
10 38 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
11 26 (0.55%) AWS IoT
12 23 (0.49%) npm
13 21 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
14 18 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (0.36%) PaaS
16 15 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
16 15 (0.32%) Force.com
17 14 (0.30%) Slack
18 13 (0.28%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 60 (1.28%) Internet
2 24 (0.51%) TCP/IP
3 22 (0.47%) HTTP
3 22 (0.47%) RFID
3 22 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
4 21 (0.45%) Bluetooth
5 20 (0.43%) SSL
6 18 (0.38%) Wireless
7 15 (0.32%) Intranet
7 15 (0.32%) MQTT
8 11 (0.23%) AMQP
8 11 (0.23%) SNA
9 10 (0.21%) LTE
10 6 (0.13%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.11%) DAB
11 5 (0.11%) GSM
11 5 (0.11%) NFC
11 5 (0.11%) RS-232
11 5 (0.11%) SMS
12 4 (0.085%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,140 (24.30%) SQL Server
2 560 (11.94%) MySQL
3 268 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 233 (4.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 197 (4.20%) NoSQL
6 182 (3.88%) Power BI
7 156 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
8 152 (3.24%) Relational Database
9 132 (2.81%) MongoDB
10 124 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 99 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
12 81 (1.73%) Big Data
13 74 (1.58%) Redis
14 70 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
15 68 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
16 42 (0.90%) Oracle Database
17 39 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
18 37 (0.79%) Hadoop
19 32 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 30 (0.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 658 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 187 (3.99%) Visual Studio
3 155 (3.30%) JIRA
4 127 (2.71%) Jenkins
5 114 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 112 (2.39%) Maven
7 100 (2.13%) Subversion
8 98 (2.09%) Selenium
9 83 (1.77%) webpack
10 64 (1.36%) gulp
11 53 (1.13%) JUnit
12 52 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
13 48 (1.02%) Gradle
13 48 (1.02%) Mercurial
14 42 (0.90%) PHPUnit
15 41 (0.87%) NUnit
16 38 (0.81%) Cucumber
17 35 (0.75%) Eclipse
17 35 (0.75%) GitLab
18 34 (0.72%) Bitbucket
General
1 528 (11.25%) Finance
2 188 (4.01%) Retail
3 182 (3.88%) Marketing
4 95 (2.02%) Legal
5 87 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 79 (1.68%) Law
7 68 (1.45%) Games
8 67 (1.43%) Public Sector
9 63 (1.34%) Banking
10 38 (0.81%) Automotive
11 36 (0.77%) Telecoms
12 27 (0.58%) Electronics
13 23 (0.49%) Advertising
14 21 (0.45%) Back Office
15 14 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.28%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.23%) Billing
18 9 (0.19%) Publishing
19 7 (0.15%) Housing Association
20 6 (0.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,957 (41.71%) .NET
2 1,342 (28.60%) HTML
3 1,282 (27.32%) CSS
4 1,033 (22.02%) AngularJS
5 934 (19.91%) ASP.NET
6 684 (14.58%) React
7 560 (11.94%) .NET Core
8 535 (11.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 534 (11.38%) jQuery
10 469 (10.00%) Node.js
11 462 (9.85%) Web Services
12 403 (8.59%) .NET Framework
12 403 (8.59%) ASP.NET Web API
13 386 (8.23%) Vue.js
14 377 (8.03%) Laravel
15 356 (7.59%) HTML5
16 353 (7.52%) REST
17 316 (6.73%) RESTful
18 310 (6.61%) Spring
19 245 (5.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 500 (10.66%) Greenfield Project
2 289 (6.16%) User Experience
3 267 (5.69%) Mobile App
4 184 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 151 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
6 118 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
7 47 (1.00%) Data Structures
8 45 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
9 39 (0.83%) NHS
10 38 (0.81%) Algorithms
11 33 (0.70%) Internet of Things
11 33 (0.70%) Management Information System
12 28 (0.60%) Blog
13 25 (0.53%) N-Tier
14 24 (0.51%) Data Centre
15 21 (0.45%) Social Media
16 20 (0.43%) Private Cloud
17 18 (0.38%) Driving Licence
18 16 (0.34%) Animation
18 16 (0.34%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 228 (4.86%) Linux
2 204 (4.35%) Android
3 167 (3.56%) Apple iOS
4 164 (3.50%) Windows
5 91 (1.94%) Unix
6 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.13%) CentOS
7 6 (0.13%) VMS
7 6 (0.13%) watchOS
8 5 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.085%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.085%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.064%) AIX
11 2 (0.043%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.043%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.043%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.021%) Debian
12 1 (0.021%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.021%) VME
12 1 (0.021%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,874 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1,241 (26.45%) MVC
3 794 (16.92%) TDD
4 499 (10.64%) Microservices
5 486 (10.36%) DevOps
6 481 (10.25%) Front End Development
7 435 (9.27%) Web Development
8 419 (8.93%) Scrum
9 417 (8.89%) Software Engineering
10 409 (8.72%) OO
11 376 (8.01%) E-Commerce
12 354 (7.54%) BDD
13 342 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
14 334 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
15 315 (6.71%) Unit Testing
16 280 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
17 273 (5.82%) Mentoring
18 249 (5.31%) SDLC
19 242 (5.16%) Test Automation
20 216 (4.60%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2,106 (44.88%) JavaScript
2 1,967 (41.92%) C#
3 1,391 (29.65%) SQL
4 840 (17.90%) PHP
5 831 (17.71%) Java
6 329 (7.01%) Python
7 285 (6.07%) T-SQL
8 212 (4.52%) TypeScript
9 172 (3.67%) Java 8
10 146 (3.11%) C++
11 128 (2.73%) VB.NET
12 106 (2.26%) ES6
13 93 (1.98%) VB
14 91 (1.94%) PL/SQL
15 86 (1.83%) Ruby
16 82 (1.75%) C
17 72 (1.53%) Apple Swift
18 59 (1.26%) Kotlin
19 55 (1.17%) Scala
20 48 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 359 (7.65%) Degree
2 65 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (0.70%) Security Cleared
5 19 (0.40%) SC Cleared
6 17 (0.36%) DBS Check
7 13 (0.28%) MCSD
8 12 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.23%) CIW
10 9 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
11 8 (0.17%) Postgraduate
12 7 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.15%) OCA
13 6 (0.13%) IBM WebSphere Certification
14 5 (0.11%) PhD
15 4 (0.085%) AWS Certification
15 4 (0.085%) HND
15 4 (0.085%) Master's Degree
16 2 (0.043%) MCAD
16 2 (0.043%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (2.96%) QA
2 55 (1.17%) GDPR
3 27 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.17%) PA-DSS
7 6 (0.13%) WCAG
8 4 (0.085%) PMO
9 2 (0.043%) SLA
10 1 (0.021%) TickIT
System Software
1 393 (8.38%) Docker
2 16 (0.34%) Firmware
3 13 (0.28%) Varnish
4 5 (0.11%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.064%) Postfix
7 2 (0.043%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.043%) OpenIDM
7 2 (0.043%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.043%) vSphere
8 1 (0.021%) NDS
8 1 (0.021%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.021%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.021%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 150 (3.20%) Kubernetes
2 74 (1.58%) Ansible
3 65 (1.39%) Terraform
4 38 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.34%) Puppet
6 8 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.11%) Kibana
8 3 (0.064%) cPanel
8 3 (0.064%) Ganglia
8 3 (0.064%) Nagios
8 3 (0.064%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.064%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.043%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.021%) Consul
10 1 (0.021%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.021%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 1 (0.021%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.021%) Rancher
10 1 (0.021%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.021%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 670 (14.28%) Microsoft
2 185 (3.94%) Oracle
3 130 (2.77%) Xamarin
4 92 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
5 89 (1.90%) Zend
6 73 (1.56%) Google
7 69 (1.47%) Tableau
8 48 (1.02%) Adobe
8 48 (1.02%) SAP
9 41 (0.87%) Sage
10 38 (0.81%) IBM
11 35 (0.75%) Sitecore
12 32 (0.68%) Pega
13 31 (0.66%) Informatica
14 29 (0.62%) Atlassian
15 22 (0.47%) Facebook
16 21 (0.45%) WorldPay
17 18 (0.38%) Apple
17 18 (0.38%) ServiceNow
18 16 (0.34%) Cognos