Period
to 29 March 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 29 March 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 West
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,640 2,935 4,429
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 32.46% 28.91% 34.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.77% 29.95% 35.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,488 2,782 4,187
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £30,175 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £58,750
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 West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 7,818 9,800 12,527
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.14% 96.52% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 6,130 7,726 10,167
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the North West

Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in the North West.

Salary trend for Developer in the North West

Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Developer in the North West

Developer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 29 March 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
Manchester 0 1,780 £47,500 +5.56% 501
Cheshire 0 494 £42,500 -5.56% 164
Merseyside -1 174 £45,000 +5.88% 54
Lancashire +2 163 £38,750 +3.33% 60
Cumbria -12 16 £38,750 +19.23% 4
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 West region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 1,123 (42.54%) JavaScript
2 1,122 (42.50%) .NET
3 1,076 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1,068 (40.45%) C#
5 765 (28.98%) SQL
6 758 (28.71%) HTML
7 735 (27.84%) CSS
8 665 (25.19%) AngularJS
9 662 (25.08%) SQL Server
10 637 (24.13%) MVC
11 500 (18.94%) TDD
12 483 (18.30%) ASP.NET
13 474 (17.95%) PHP
14 437 (16.55%) Azure
15 428 (16.21%) Java
16 402 (15.23%) Git (software)
17 397 (15.04%) React
18 367 (13.90%) Microsoft
19 347 (13.14%) .NET Core
20 346 (13.11%) Microservices
21 341 (12.92%) DevOps
22 327 (12.39%) AWS
23 308 (11.67%) MySQL
24 296 (11.21%) Greenfield Project
25 293 (11.10%) ASP.NET MVC
26 286 (10.83%) Front End Development
27 283 (10.72%) Finance
28 272 (10.30%) Node.js
29 265 (10.04%) ASP.NET Web API
29 265 (10.04%) Web Services

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 84 (3.18%) CMS
2 52 (1.97%) WordPress
3 45 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 31 (1.17%) Apache
5 29 (1.10%) Umbraco
6 28 (1.06%) IIS
7 21 (0.80%) Drupal
8 20 (0.76%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.57%) nginx
10 13 (0.49%) NServiceBus
11 11 (0.42%) Sitefinity
12 10 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.30%) EPiServer
15 7 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.19%) Confluence
16 5 (0.19%) Jupyter
16 5 (0.19%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.19%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 9 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.30%) Chatbot
7 7 (0.27%) UserZoom
8 4 (0.15%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.076%) Sketch
10 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.038%) InVision
Business Applications
1 56 (2.12%) Magento
2 30 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.38%) Shopify
6 8 (0.30%) Elite 3E
7 6 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.19%) CiviCRM
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
10 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
11 2 (0.076%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.076%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 437 (16.55%) Azure
2 327 (12.39%) AWS
3 123 (4.66%) Power Platform
4 116 (4.39%) Serverless
5 97 (3.67%) SaaS
6 72 (2.73%) GitHub
7 64 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
8 50 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
9 46 (1.74%) GCP
10 32 (1.21%) Amazon S3
11 27 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
12 14 (0.53%) AWS IoT
13 13 (0.49%) npm
14 9 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.30%) PaaS
16 7 (0.27%) CloudFront
17 6 (0.23%) Office 365
18 5 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
18 5 (0.19%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.63%) Internet
2 24 (0.91%) Bluetooth
2 24 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
3 20 (0.76%) Wireless
4 18 (0.68%) HTTP
4 18 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.64%) MQTT
6 12 (0.45%) LTE
7 11 (0.42%) SNA
8 7 (0.27%) RFID
8 7 (0.27%) SSL
9 5 (0.19%) GSM
9 5 (0.19%) NFC
9 5 (0.19%) RS-232
9 5 (0.19%) SMS
10 4 (0.15%) Intranet
10 4 (0.15%) SSH
11 2 (0.076%) Broadband
11 2 (0.076%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.038%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 662 (25.08%) SQL Server
2 308 (11.67%) MySQL
3 167 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 147 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 125 (4.73%) NoSQL
6 104 (3.94%) Power BI
7 95 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
7 95 (3.60%) Relational Database
8 81 (3.07%) MongoDB
9 76 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 39 (1.48%) Big Data
11 35 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 34 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
13 33 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
14 29 (1.10%) Redis
15 25 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
16 23 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 23 (0.87%) Oracle Database
17 21 (0.80%) RDBMS
18 19 (0.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 402 (15.23%) Git (software)
2 117 (4.43%) Visual Studio
3 77 (2.92%) JIRA
4 75 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 70 (2.65%) Maven
6 61 (2.31%) Jenkins
7 53 (2.01%) Subversion
8 44 (1.67%) Selenium
9 39 (1.48%) Gradle
10 38 (1.44%) webpack
11 30 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
12 27 (1.02%) gulp
13 25 (0.95%) TeamCity
14 21 (0.80%) Eclipse
15 20 (0.76%) Mercurial
16 19 (0.72%) NetBeans
16 19 (0.72%) NUnit
16 19 (0.72%) PHPUnit
16 19 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 18 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 283 (10.72%) Finance
2 131 (4.96%) Retail
3 84 (3.18%) Law
4 76 (2.88%) Marketing
5 62 (2.35%) Legal
6 58 (2.20%) Games
7 57 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 51 (1.93%) Automotive
9 33 (1.25%) Public Sector
10 29 (1.10%) Banking
11 26 (0.98%) Telecoms
12 20 (0.76%) Electronics
13 16 (0.61%) Back Office
14 14 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.38%) Advertising
17 7 (0.27%) Housing Association
17 7 (0.27%) Publishing
18 5 (0.19%) Local Government
19 4 (0.15%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,122 (42.50%) .NET
2 758 (28.71%) HTML
3 735 (27.84%) CSS
4 665 (25.19%) AngularJS
5 483 (18.30%) ASP.NET
6 397 (15.04%) React
7 347 (13.14%) .NET Core
8 293 (11.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 272 (10.30%) Node.js
10 265 (10.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 265 (10.04%) Web Services
11 239 (9.05%) jQuery
12 225 (8.52%) HTML5
13 220 (8.33%) Laravel
14 208 (7.88%) .NET Framework
15 200 (7.58%) Vue.js
16 192 (7.27%) RESTful
17 176 (6.67%) REST
18 150 (5.68%) CSS3
19 146 (5.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 296 (11.21%) Greenfield Project
2 171 (6.48%) User Experience
3 150 (5.68%) Mobile App
4 115 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
5 86 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 79 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (1.86%) Data Structures
8 36 (1.36%) Blog
9 31 (1.17%) Algorithms
10 28 (1.06%) Internet of Things
11 23 (0.87%) Social Media
12 21 (0.80%) Data Centre
13 20 (0.76%) Private Cloud
14 17 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
15 16 (0.61%) Social Network
16 15 (0.57%) NHS
17 14 (0.53%) Animation
17 14 (0.53%) Management Information System
18 13 (0.49%) N-Tier
19 11 (0.42%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 156 (5.91%) Linux
2 103 (3.90%) Windows
3 95 (3.60%) Android
4 87 (3.30%) Apple iOS
5 33 (1.25%) Unix
6 9 (0.34%) CentOS
7 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.23%) VMS
8 6 (0.23%) watchOS
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.038%) AIX
11 1 (0.038%) Debian
11 1 (0.038%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.038%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.038%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.038%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.038%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,076 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 637 (24.13%) MVC
3 500 (18.94%) TDD
4 346 (13.11%) Microservices
5 341 (12.92%) DevOps
6 286 (10.83%) Front End Development
7 244 (9.24%) OO
8 219 (8.30%) E-Commerce
9 216 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
9 216 (8.18%) Scrum
10 214 (8.11%) Web Development
11 206 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
12 196 (7.42%) BDD
12 196 (7.42%) Unit Testing
13 190 (7.20%) Software Engineering
14 182 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
15 181 (6.86%) OOP
16 161 (6.10%) SDLC
17 136 (5.15%) Test Automation
18 135 (5.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,123 (42.54%) JavaScript
2 1,068 (40.45%) C#
3 765 (28.98%) SQL
4 474 (17.95%) PHP
5 428 (16.21%) Java
6 165 (6.25%) Python
7 162 (6.14%) T-SQL
8 133 (5.04%) TypeScript
9 105 (3.98%) Java 8
10 96 (3.64%) VB.NET
11 89 (3.37%) C++
12 80 (3.03%) ES6
13 77 (2.92%) C
14 65 (2.46%) VB
15 55 (2.08%) Ruby
16 48 (1.82%) PL/SQL
17 33 (1.25%) Apple Swift
18 32 (1.21%) Go
19 31 (1.17%) Scala
20 30 (1.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 219 (8.30%) Degree
2 47 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (0.49%) Security Cleared
5 11 (0.42%) CIW
6 10 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (0.30%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.27%) MCSD
9 7 (0.27%) OCA
10 5 (0.19%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 5 (0.19%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.15%) PhD
12 3 (0.11%) MCAD
13 2 (0.076%) HND
13 2 (0.076%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.076%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.076%) TOGAF Certification
14 1 (0.038%) Numerate Degree
14 1 (0.038%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (2.88%) QA
2 46 (1.74%) GDPR
3 25 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.30%) PA-DSS
6 2 (0.076%) WCAG
7 1 (0.038%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 242 (9.17%) Docker
2 18 (0.68%) Firmware
3 10 (0.38%) Varnish
4 1 (0.038%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.038%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 81 (3.07%) Kubernetes
2 35 (1.33%) Terraform
3 23 (0.87%) Ansible
4 13 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.27%) Kibana
6 3 (0.11%) cPanel
6 3 (0.11%) Puppet
7 2 (0.076%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.076%) logstash
8 1 (0.038%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.038%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.038%) Grafana
Vendors
1 367 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 89 (3.37%) Oracle
3 86 (3.26%) Xamarin
4 53 (2.01%) Zend
5 39 (1.48%) Google
6 37 (1.40%) Tableau
7 31 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (1.02%) Informatica
9 24 (0.91%) Atlassian
10 22 (0.83%) Adobe
11 18 (0.68%) SAP
12 16 (0.61%) Intapp
13 15 (0.57%) Apple
14 14 (0.53%) Sitecore
15 12 (0.45%) Cognos
16 11 (0.42%) IBM
16 11 (0.42%) WorldPay
17 10 (0.38%) Talend
18 9 (0.34%) Facebook
19 8 (0.30%) TIBCO