Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,095 4,458 5,415
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 26.62% 30.11% 28.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.05% 31.29% 29.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,742 3,906 4,612
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £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 11,033 14,246 18,328
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 96.23% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 9,238 11,626 14,743
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £25,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £44,137
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.96% +3.85%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,600
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 0 1,643 £46,500 +3.33% 693
Yorkshire 0 1,163 £43,500 -1.14% 377
North East 0 291 £42,500 +2.41% 137
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 1,562 (50.47%) JavaScript
2 1,107 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
3 1,064 (34.38%) HTML
4 1,027 (33.18%) .NET
5 1,018 (32.89%) CSS
6 987 (31.89%) C#
7 927 (29.95%) SQL
8 697 (22.52%) MVC
9 648 (20.94%) PHP
10 616 (19.90%) Azure
11 604 (19.52%) SQL Server
12 571 (18.45%) React
13 526 (17.00%) Git (software)
14 478 (15.44%) AngularJS
15 469 (15.15%) AWS
16 442 (14.28%) MySQL
17 431 (13.93%) .NET Core
18 421 (13.60%) Docker
19 401 (12.96%) Web Development
19 401 (12.96%) Node.js
20 398 (12.86%) Java
21 397 (12.83%) jQuery
22 394 (12.73%) ASP.NET
23 387 (12.50%) TDD
24 382 (12.34%) Software Engineering
24 382 (12.34%) DevOps
25 358 (11.57%) Front End Development
26 355 (11.47%) HTML5
27 353 (11.41%) Laravel
28 330 (10.66%) Finance

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
1 147 (4.75%) CMS
2 82 (2.65%) WordPress
3 48 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
4 38 (1.23%) Confluence
4 38 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 34 (1.10%) IIS
6 33 (1.07%) Umbraco
7 25 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (0.68%) Apache
9 19 (0.61%) Kentico
10 18 (0.58%) nginx
10 18 (0.58%) WebSphere
11 17 (0.55%) EPiServer
12 14 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.42%) Apache Spark
14 11 (0.36%) Drupal
14 11 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
15 9 (0.29%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
1 24 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 15 (0.48%) Adobe XD
5 7 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.097%) PrintSoft PReS
7 3 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.065%) Figma
9 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.032%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.032%) InDesign
9 1 (0.032%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 41 (1.32%) Magento
2 32 (1.03%) Shopify
3 23 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.36%) Visualfiles
5 10 (0.32%) nopCommerce
6 5 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.16%) OpenCart
7 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.13%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.065%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.065%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.032%) Infor LN
9 1 (0.032%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.032%) PlanetPress Connect
9 1 (0.032%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.032%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.032%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.032%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 616 (19.90%) Azure
2 469 (15.15%) AWS
3 148 (4.78%) Power Platform
4 93 (3.00%) SaaS
5 76 (2.46%) GCP
6 70 (2.26%) Serverless
7 42 (1.36%) GitHub
8 36 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
9 29 (0.94%) PowerApps
10 27 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
11 26 (0.84%) npm
12 25 (0.81%) Microsoft 365
12 25 (0.81%) Power Automate
13 23 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (0.58%) AWS IoT
15 17 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
16 16 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
16 16 (0.52%) PaaS
17 15 (0.48%) Amazon S3
18 13 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.03%) Internet
2 16 (0.52%) Wireless
3 15 (0.48%) HTTP
4 14 (0.45%) FTP
5 9 (0.29%) Network Security
6 7 (0.23%) Intranet
7 4 (0.13%) SNMP
7 4 (0.13%) SSH
8 3 (0.097%) DNS
8 3 (0.097%) SSL
8 3 (0.097%) VPN
9 2 (0.065%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (0.065%) PSTN
9 2 (0.065%) VoIP
10 1 (0.032%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.032%) RIP
10 1 (0.032%) Skype
10 1 (0.032%) SMTP
10 1 (0.032%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.032%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 604 (19.52%) SQL Server
2 442 (14.28%) MySQL
3 148 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 129 (4.17%) Power BI
5 125 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
5 125 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 120 (3.88%) MongoDB
7 97 (3.13%) NoSQL
8 88 (2.84%) Relational Database
9 74 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
10 66 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 35 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
12 28 (0.90%) RDBMS
13 27 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
14 22 (0.71%) QlikView
14 22 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
15 20 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
15 20 (0.65%) Tableau
16 18 (0.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 526 (17.00%) Git (software)
2 114 (3.68%) Visual Studio
3 86 (2.78%) webpack
4 85 (2.75%) Jenkins
5 77 (2.49%) JIRA
6 69 (2.23%) gulp
7 48 (1.55%) JUnit
8 45 (1.45%) Maven
9 42 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 41 (1.32%) Subversion
11 40 (1.29%) Selenium
12 37 (1.20%) GitLab
13 35 (1.13%) Bitbucket
14 34 (1.10%) Grunt
15 29 (0.94%) PHPUnit
16 26 (0.84%) TeamCity
17 24 (0.78%) Gradle
18 23 (0.74%) Cucumber
19 22 (0.71%) MSTest
20 21 (0.68%) Eclipse
General
1 330 (10.66%) Finance
2 115 (3.72%) Retail
3 105 (3.39%) Public Sector
4 93 (3.00%) Games
5 80 (2.58%) Law
6 70 (2.26%) Marketing
7 62 (2.00%) Legal
8 51 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 35 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 24 (0.78%) Automotive
10 24 (0.78%) Local Government
11 22 (0.71%) Banking
12 19 (0.61%) Electronics
13 15 (0.48%) Back Office
14 10 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.23%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.19%) Publishing
17 5 (0.16%) Advertising
17 5 (0.16%) Billing
18 4 (0.13%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,064 (34.38%) HTML
2 1,027 (33.18%) .NET
3 1,018 (32.89%) CSS
4 571 (18.45%) React
5 478 (15.44%) AngularJS
6 431 (13.93%) .NET Core
7 401 (12.96%) Node.js
8 397 (12.83%) jQuery
9 394 (12.73%) ASP.NET
10 355 (11.47%) HTML5
11 353 (11.41%) Laravel
12 312 (10.08%) Vue.js
13 274 (8.85%) CSS3
14 243 (7.85%) .NET Framework
15 240 (7.75%) REST
16 235 (7.59%) Web Services
17 225 (7.27%) RESTful
18 175 (5.65%) Spring
19 166 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
20 144 (4.65%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 257 (8.30%) Greenfield Project
2 228 (7.37%) User Experience
3 187 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
4 179 (5.78%) Mobile App
5 89 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 53 (1.71%) NHS
7 48 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 38 (1.23%) Cloud Native
9 33 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
10 27 (0.87%) Data Structures
11 25 (0.81%) Blog
12 19 (0.61%) e-Learning
12 19 (0.61%) Public Cloud
13 18 (0.58%) Management Information System
14 17 (0.55%) Graphic Design
15 15 (0.48%) Algorithms
16 12 (0.39%) N-Tier
17 11 (0.36%) Driving Licence
17 11 (0.36%) Robotics
18 10 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 267 (8.63%) Linux
2 83 (2.68%) Apple iOS
3 79 (2.55%) Windows
4 71 (2.29%) Android
5 31 (1.00%) Unix
6 23 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.16%) CentOS
10 3 (0.097%) Debian
10 3 (0.097%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.065%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.032%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.032%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.032%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.032%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,107 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
2 697 (22.52%) MVC
3 401 (12.96%) Web Development
4 387 (12.50%) TDD
5 382 (12.34%) DevOps
5 382 (12.34%) Software Engineering
6 358 (11.57%) Front End Development
7 312 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
8 311 (10.05%) Scrum
9 249 (8.05%) E-Commerce
9 249 (8.05%) Microservices
10 232 (7.50%) OO
11 226 (7.30%) OOP
12 211 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
13 185 (5.98%) Unit Testing
14 184 (5.95%) Mentoring
15 162 (5.23%) Test Automation
16 139 (4.49%) ETL
17 137 (4.43%) SDLC
18 132 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,562 (50.47%) JavaScript
2 987 (31.89%) C#
3 927 (29.95%) SQL
4 648 (20.94%) PHP
5 398 (12.86%) Java
6 220 (7.11%) T-SQL
7 219 (7.08%) Python
8 212 (6.85%) TypeScript
9 85 (2.75%) ES6
10 84 (2.71%) Go
11 42 (1.36%) VB.NET
12 41 (1.32%) Ruby
13 40 (1.29%) C++
14 34 (1.10%) Kotlin
15 32 (1.03%) C
16 30 (0.97%) Apple Swift
16 30 (0.97%) Java 8
16 30 (0.97%) PowerShell
17 22 (0.71%) PHP 7
18 19 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 205 (6.62%) Degree
2 62 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 21 (0.68%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.48%) PhD
6 11 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (0.19%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.097%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.097%) HND
9 3 (0.097%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.065%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.065%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.032%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.032%) MCAD
11 1 (0.032%) MCSA
11 1 (0.032%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.07%) QA
2 27 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.36%) WCAG
5 10 (0.32%) GDPR
5 10 (0.32%) WAI
6 5 (0.16%) SLA
7 3 (0.097%) GRC
8 1 (0.032%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.032%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.032%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.032%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.032%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 421 (13.60%) Docker
2 18 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.36%) NDS
3 11 (0.36%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 3 (0.097%) Firmware
4 3 (0.097%) KVM
4 3 (0.097%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.065%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.032%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 146 (4.72%) Kubernetes
2 104 (3.36%) Terraform
3 27 (0.87%) Packer
4 25 (0.81%) Ansible
5 21 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.36%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 8 (0.26%) Puppet
8 6 (0.19%) Grafana
9 5 (0.16%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.13%) Graphite
10 4 (0.13%) Kibana
10 4 (0.13%) logstash
11 3 (0.097%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.097%) Rancher
12 2 (0.065%) Consul
12 2 (0.065%) Istio
12 2 (0.065%) Opsview
12 2 (0.065%) Salt
12 2 (0.065%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.032%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 316 (10.21%) Microsoft
2 108 (3.49%) Oracle
3 104 (3.36%) Zend
4 67 (2.16%) Sitecore
5 50 (1.62%) Adobe
6 39 (1.26%) Xamarin
7 36 (1.16%) Google
8 28 (0.90%) Atlassian
9 26 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (0.78%) SAP
11 16 (0.52%) Informatica
11 16 (0.52%) Telerik
12 14 (0.45%) UiPath
13 12 (0.39%) Apple
13 12 (0.39%) Aquila
13 12 (0.39%) Blue Prism
14 11 (0.36%) ForgeRock
14 11 (0.36%) NetIQ
15 10 (0.32%) Kofax
15 10 (0.32%) ServiceNow