Period
to 24 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,812 4,720 5,681
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 29.41% 29.26% 29.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.34% 30.28% 30.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,238 4,550 5,425
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
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 9,269 15,587 18,636
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.94% 96.63% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7,804 12,635 15,337
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 1,557 £47,500 +5.56% 644
Yorkshire 0 936 £44,000 -2.22% 344
North East +1 318 £47,500 +18.75% 102
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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 1,415 (50.32%) JavaScript
2 1,017 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
3 975 (34.67%) .NET
4 961 (34.17%) HTML
5 925 (32.89%) CSS
6 908 (32.29%) C#
7 775 (27.56%) SQL
8 594 (21.12%) MVC
9 524 (18.63%) React
10 523 (18.60%) PHP
11 511 (18.17%) AngularJS
12 492 (17.50%) SQL Server
13 475 (16.89%) Azure
14 453 (16.11%) Git (software)
15 413 (14.69%) .NET Core
16 410 (14.58%) ASP.NET
17 383 (13.62%) Java
18 379 (13.48%) DevOps
19 373 (13.26%) TDD
20 365 (12.98%) Node.js
21 350 (12.45%) Front End Development
22 349 (12.41%) MySQL
23 347 (12.34%) AWS
24 343 (12.20%) Web Development
25 331 (11.77%) jQuery
26 317 (11.27%) Docker
27 304 (10.81%) Software Engineering
28 299 (10.63%) Finance
29 298 (10.60%) HTML5
30 296 (10.53%) Laravel

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
1 132 (4.69%) CMS
2 76 (2.70%) WordPress
3 42 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
4 39 (1.39%) Confluence
5 38 (1.35%) SharePoint
6 37 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (0.96%) Umbraco
8 22 (0.78%) IIS
9 21 (0.75%) Apache
9 21 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 17 (0.60%) Kentico
11 16 (0.57%) nginx
12 15 (0.53%) EPiServer
13 12 (0.43%) IBM Domino
14 10 (0.36%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.36%) Jadu
15 9 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.28%) NServiceBus
17 7 (0.25%) OpenStack
18 6 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 22 (0.78%) Photoshop
2 19 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (0.28%) Adobe XD
6 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 62 (2.20%) Magento
2 33 (1.17%) Shopify
3 25 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.36%) nopCommerce
5 6 (0.21%) Visualfiles
6 5 (0.18%) OpenCart
7 4 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.071%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.071%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.036%) Elite 3E
10 1 (0.036%) FLEXCUBE
10 1 (0.036%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.036%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.036%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.036%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.036%) SAP MM
10 1 (0.036%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.036%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 475 (16.89%) Azure
2 347 (12.34%) AWS
3 126 (4.48%) Power Platform
4 64 (2.28%) SaaS
5 61 (2.17%) Serverless
6 52 (1.85%) GCP
7 42 (1.49%) GitHub
8 28 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
9 26 (0.92%) PowerApps
10 24 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (0.57%) Power Automate
12 15 (0.53%) Office 365
13 12 (0.43%) Logic Apps
14 11 (0.39%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.39%) npm
14 11 (0.39%) NuGet
14 11 (0.39%) PaaS
14 11 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.68%) HTTP
1 19 (0.68%) Internet
2 10 (0.36%) Broadband
3 6 (0.21%) FTP
4 5 (0.18%) Network Security
5 4 (0.14%) Wireless
6 3 (0.11%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.071%) SSH
7 2 (0.071%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.036%) AMQP
8 1 (0.036%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.036%) DNS
8 1 (0.036%) Extranet
8 1 (0.036%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.036%) RIP
8 1 (0.036%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 492 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 349 (12.41%) MySQL
3 125 (4.45%) MongoDB
4 124 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 115 (4.09%) NoSQL
6 109 (3.88%) Power BI
7 101 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
7 101 (3.59%) Relational Database
8 98 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 70 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 67 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
11 28 (1.00%) Big Data
12 25 (0.89%) Redis
13 20 (0.71%) RDBMS
13 20 (0.71%) Tableau
14 16 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (0.57%) Data Lake
14 16 (0.57%) InterSystems Cache
14 16 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 453 (16.11%) Git (software)
2 101 (3.59%) Jenkins
3 95 (3.38%) Visual Studio
4 94 (3.34%) JIRA
5 71 (2.52%) webpack
6 68 (2.42%) Selenium
7 52 (1.85%) Bitbucket
8 50 (1.78%) gulp
9 49 (1.74%) TeamCity
10 47 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 39 (1.39%) JUnit
12 34 (1.21%) Grunt
12 34 (1.21%) Maven
13 33 (1.17%) Vagrant
14 32 (1.14%) Subversion
15 29 (1.03%) PHPUnit
16 24 (0.85%) Cucumber
17 22 (0.78%) Gradle
18 19 (0.68%) Babel
18 19 (0.68%) GitLab
General
1 299 (10.63%) Finance
2 107 (3.81%) Retail
3 74 (2.63%) Marketing
4 67 (2.38%) Games
4 67 (2.38%) Public Sector
5 45 (1.60%) Law
6 28 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 27 (0.96%) Legal
8 23 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 21 (0.75%) Local Government
10 20 (0.71%) Back Office
11 16 (0.57%) Automotive
12 15 (0.53%) Electronics
13 10 (0.36%) Banking
14 7 (0.25%) Advertising
15 5 (0.18%) Housing Association
16 4 (0.14%) Billing
16 4 (0.14%) Publishing
17 3 (0.11%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.11%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 975 (34.67%) .NET
2 961 (34.17%) HTML
3 925 (32.89%) CSS
4 524 (18.63%) React
5 511 (18.17%) AngularJS
6 413 (14.69%) .NET Core
7 410 (14.58%) ASP.NET
8 365 (12.98%) Node.js
9 331 (11.77%) jQuery
10 298 (10.60%) HTML5
11 296 (10.53%) Laravel
12 265 (9.42%) Vue.js
13 251 (8.93%) .NET Framework
14 247 (8.78%) REST
15 229 (8.14%) CSS3
16 191 (6.79%) RESTful
17 181 (6.44%) Web Services
18 170 (6.05%) ASP.NET Web API
19 155 (5.51%) Spring
20 148 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 247 (8.78%) Greenfield Project
2 233 (8.29%) User Experience
3 194 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 190 (6.76%) Mobile App
5 76 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
6 52 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 39 (1.39%) Data Structures
8 32 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 30 (1.07%) Algorithms
10 27 (0.96%) Cloud Native
10 27 (0.96%) NHS
11 23 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
12 18 (0.64%) Social Media
13 17 (0.60%) Blog
14 14 (0.50%) Public Cloud
15 13 (0.46%) e-Learning
16 12 (0.43%) Virtual Team
17 10 (0.36%) Robotics
18 9 (0.32%) Driving Licence
18 9 (0.32%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 176 (6.26%) Linux
2 89 (3.17%) Android
2 89 (3.17%) Apple iOS
3 59 (2.10%) Windows
4 15 (0.53%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.28%) CentOS
5 8 (0.28%) Unix
6 7 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.18%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.11%) Debian
9 2 (0.071%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.036%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,017 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (21.12%) MVC
3 379 (13.48%) DevOps
4 373 (13.26%) TDD
5 350 (12.45%) Front End Development
6 343 (12.20%) Web Development
7 304 (10.81%) Software Engineering
8 274 (9.74%) E-Commerce
9 266 (9.46%) Microservices
10 228 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
11 218 (7.75%) Scrum
12 210 (7.47%) OO
13 192 (6.83%) Unit Testing
14 183 (6.51%) Test Automation
15 181 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
16 168 (5.97%) OOP
17 157 (5.58%) Mentoring
18 146 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
19 126 (4.48%) SDLC
20 104 (3.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,415 (50.32%) JavaScript
2 908 (32.29%) C#
3 775 (27.56%) SQL
4 523 (18.60%) PHP
5 383 (13.62%) Java
6 191 (6.79%) TypeScript
7 176 (6.26%) Python
8 138 (4.91%) T-SQL
9 69 (2.45%) ES6
10 54 (1.92%) Go
11 49 (1.74%) Java 8
12 40 (1.42%) Kotlin
13 37 (1.32%) Apple Swift
14 33 (1.17%) C++
14 33 (1.17%) Objective-C
15 26 (0.92%) Ruby
16 23 (0.82%) VB.NET
17 21 (0.75%) VB
18 18 (0.64%) C
18 18 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 175 (6.22%) Degree
2 45 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (1.53%) Security Cleared
4 21 (0.75%) PhD
5 18 (0.64%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
6 8 (0.28%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.11%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.071%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.071%) MCSA
9 2 (0.071%) MCSE
9 2 (0.071%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.036%) HNC
10 1 (0.036%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.036%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.38%) QA
2 10 (0.36%) WAI
3 9 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.28%) GDPR
5 7 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.18%) SLA
6 5 (0.18%) WCAG
7 2 (0.071%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.071%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.071%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.071%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.071%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 317 (11.27%) Docker
2 3 (0.11%) Firmware
2 3 (0.11%) KVM
2 3 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.071%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 98 (3.49%) Kubernetes
2 55 (1.96%) Terraform
3 37 (1.32%) Ansible
4 27 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (0.60%) Puppet
6 14 (0.50%) Packer
7 7 (0.25%) Grafana
8 6 (0.21%) Kibana
8 6 (0.21%) logstash
9 5 (0.18%) cPanel
10 3 (0.11%) Rancher
11 2 (0.071%) Graphite
11 2 (0.071%) Plesk
11 2 (0.071%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.071%) Salt
11 2 (0.071%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.036%) Demisto
12 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.036%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 1 (0.036%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 287 (10.21%) Microsoft
2 77 (2.74%) Zend
3 68 (2.42%) Oracle
4 54 (1.92%) Sitecore
5 48 (1.71%) Google
6 38 (1.35%) Adobe
7 35 (1.24%) Xamarin
8 28 (1.00%) SAP
9 25 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (0.78%) Atlassian
11 16 (0.57%) Apple
12 13 (0.46%) UiPath
13 12 (0.43%) Aquila
13 12 (0.43%) Blue Prism
14 10 (0.36%) Automation Anywhere
14 10 (0.36%) Hitachi
14 10 (0.36%) Kofax
14 10 (0.36%) MuleSoft
15 8 (0.28%) ServiceNow
16 7 (0.25%) DevExpress