Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,578 4,410 4,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.61% 34.59% 33.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.66% 35.77% 34.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3,092 3,940 3,762
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.71%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 11,303 12,329 11,853
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 96.69% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9,136 9,869 9,995
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,850
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in the North West.

Salary trend for Developer in the North West

Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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 -1 2,422 £45,000 +12.50% 680
Cheshire -1 744 £42,500 +6.25% 179
Lancashire 0 190 £37,500 +7.14% 90
Merseyside -2 185 £40,000 +2.56% 83
Cumbria -4 9 £35,000 -17.65% 5
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 1,679 (46.93%) C#
2 1,656 (46.28%) .NET
3 1,611 (45.03%) Agile Software Development
4 1,594 (44.55%) JavaScript
5 1,315 (36.75%) HTML
6 1,211 (33.85%) SQL Server
7 1,194 (33.37%) CSS
8 1,155 (32.28%) MVC
9 1,021 (28.54%) SQL
10 960 (26.83%) AngularJS
11 952 (26.61%) ASP.NET
12 773 (21.60%) TDD
13 733 (20.49%) Java
14 646 (18.05%) Microsoft
15 616 (17.22%) ASP.NET MVC
16 546 (15.26%) Finance
17 543 (15.18%) Scrum
18 524 (14.65%) PHP
19 517 (14.45%) ASP.NET Web API
20 512 (14.31%) Git (software)
21 484 (13.53%) React
22 478 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
23 477 (13.33%) RESTful
24 463 (12.94%) jQuery
25 458 (12.80%) HTML5
26 449 (12.55%) Web Development
27 443 (12.38%) OO
28 406 (11.35%) MySQL
29 384 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
30 381 (10.65%) .NET Framework

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 87 (2.43%) CMS
2 83 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
3 76 (2.12%) WordPress
4 56 (1.57%) IIS
5 53 (1.48%) Apache
6 47 (1.31%) SharePoint
7 33 (0.92%) Umbraco
8 29 (0.81%) Drupal
8 29 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 22 (0.61%) Confluence
10 17 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
10 17 (0.48%) nginx
10 17 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
11 15 (0.42%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 11 (0.31%) Sitefinity
14 10 (0.28%) Kentico
15 9 (0.25%) EPiServer
15 9 (0.25%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (1.23%) Photoshop
2 40 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.056%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.028%) InDesign
10 1 (0.028%) InVision
Business Applications
1 50 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (1.37%) Magento
3 29 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.14%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.14%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.14%) SAP PP
8 5 (0.14%) SAP QM
8 5 (0.14%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.11%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.11%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.084%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.084%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.084%) Visualfiles
11 2 (0.056%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 384 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 211 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (2.10%) GitHub
4 49 (1.37%) SaaS
5 43 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
6 42 (1.17%) npm
7 36 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 32 (0.89%) Google Play
9 16 (0.45%) Office 365
10 14 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.34%) NuGet
11 12 (0.34%) PaaS
12 11 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.31%) BrowserStack
12 11 (0.31%) Serverless
13 10 (0.28%) Yarn
14 9 (0.25%) Google Analytics
15 8 (0.22%) DigitalOcean
16 6 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 135 (3.77%) Internet
2 59 (1.65%) HTTP
3 30 (0.84%) Intranet
4 25 (0.70%) Broadband
4 25 (0.70%) Hyperconnected
5 22 (0.61%) SSL
6 18 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (0.39%) Bluetooth
8 12 (0.34%) SMS
9 8 (0.22%) AMQP
9 8 (0.22%) VoIP
10 7 (0.20%) WAN
10 7 (0.20%) X.509
11 5 (0.14%) DNS
11 5 (0.14%) Skype
11 5 (0.14%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.11%) NAS
13 2 (0.056%) Asterisk PBX
13 2 (0.056%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.056%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,211 (33.85%) SQL Server
2 406 (11.35%) MySQL
3 312 (8.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 243 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 238 (6.65%) MongoDB
6 232 (6.48%) NoSQL
7 194 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 173 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
9 129 (3.61%) Relational Database
10 96 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 83 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
12 72 (2.01%) Big Data
13 68 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
14 63 (1.76%) Power BI
15 59 (1.65%) RavenDB
16 50 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
17 33 (0.92%) Oracle Database
18 31 (0.87%) MariaDB
19 30 (0.84%) RDBMS
20 28 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 512 (14.31%) Git (software)
2 259 (7.24%) Visual Studio
3 131 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 126 (3.52%) Subversion
5 110 (3.07%) JIRA
6 90 (2.52%) Jenkins
7 86 (2.40%) gulp
8 85 (2.38%) Selenium
9 74 (2.07%) NUnit
9 74 (2.07%) webpack
10 70 (1.96%) Grunt
11 48 (1.34%) Gradle
12 44 (1.23%) TeamCity
13 43 (1.20%) Maven
14 37 (1.03%) GitLab
15 36 (1.01%) MSTest
16 35 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
17 34 (0.95%) Cucumber
17 34 (0.95%) JUnit
18 32 (0.89%) PHPUnit
General
1 546 (15.26%) Finance
2 208 (5.81%) Games
3 158 (4.42%) Advertising
4 145 (4.05%) Retail
5 114 (3.19%) Banking
6 104 (2.91%) Marketing
7 81 (2.26%) Law
8 60 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 56 (1.57%) Telecoms
10 55 (1.54%) Investment Banking
10 55 (1.54%) Legal
11 29 (0.81%) Electronics
12 22 (0.61%) Automotive
13 14 (0.39%) Back Office
14 8 (0.22%) Music Industry
15 6 (0.17%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.14%) Military
16 5 (0.14%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,656 (46.28%) .NET
2 1,315 (36.75%) HTML
3 1,194 (33.37%) CSS
4 960 (26.83%) AngularJS
5 952 (26.61%) ASP.NET
6 616 (17.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 517 (14.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 484 (13.53%) React
9 477 (13.33%) RESTful
10 463 (12.94%) jQuery
11 458 (12.80%) HTML5
12 381 (10.65%) .NET Framework
13 370 (10.34%) Node.js
14 329 (9.20%) Web Services
15 311 (8.69%) CSS3
16 269 (7.52%) WCF
17 254 (7.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 227 (6.34%) .NET Core
19 224 (6.26%) Spring
20 222 (6.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 326 (9.11%) Greenfield Project
2 281 (7.85%) User Experience
3 191 (5.34%) Computer Science
4 179 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 168 (4.70%) Mobile App
6 157 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
7 126 (3.52%) Fintech
8 83 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
9 34 (0.95%) Online Banking
10 28 (0.78%) Blog
10 28 (0.78%) Management Information System
11 27 (0.75%) iPhone
12 26 (0.73%) Social Network
13 24 (0.67%) N-Tier
14 23 (0.64%) Data Structures
14 23 (0.64%) PMI
15 22 (0.61%) Algorithms
16 21 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
17 20 (0.56%) Tandem
18 17 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 192 (5.37%) Android
2 177 (4.95%) Linux
3 142 (3.97%) Apple iOS
4 127 (3.55%) Windows
5 51 (1.43%) Unix
6 17 (0.48%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.14%) AIX
7 5 (0.14%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.11%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.084%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.056%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.056%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.056%) watchOS
10 2 (0.056%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.028%) CentOS
11 1 (0.028%) VME
11 1 (0.028%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.028%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,611 (45.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1,155 (32.28%) MVC
3 773 (21.60%) TDD
4 543 (15.18%) Scrum
5 478 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
6 449 (12.55%) Web Development
7 443 (12.38%) OO
8 366 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
9 325 (9.08%) Web Application Development
10 315 (8.80%) BDD
10 315 (8.80%) Software Engineering
11 308 (8.61%) Front End Development
12 278 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
13 251 (7.02%) Unit Testing
14 240 (6.71%) OOP
15 233 (6.51%) DevOps
16 230 (6.43%) Test Automation
17 221 (6.18%) Microservices
18 213 (5.95%) E-Commerce
18 213 (5.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,679 (46.93%) C#
2 1,594 (44.55%) JavaScript
3 1,021 (28.54%) SQL
4 733 (20.49%) Java
5 524 (14.65%) PHP
6 275 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 146 (4.08%) Ruby
8 142 (3.97%) Python
9 122 (3.41%) TypeScript
10 116 (3.24%) C++
11 98 (2.74%) VB.NET
12 90 (2.52%) C
13 82 (2.29%) Java 8
14 70 (1.96%) Objective-C
15 66 (1.84%) PL/SQL
16 64 (1.79%) ES6
17 54 (1.51%) VB
18 47 (1.31%) Apple Swift
19 41 (1.15%) Scala
20 38 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 287 (8.02%) Degree
2 91 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (0.64%) PMI Certification
5 22 (0.61%) Security Cleared
6 19 (0.53%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.28%) OCPJP
8 8 (0.22%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.20%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.17%) MCP
10 6 (0.17%) Siebel Certification
11 5 (0.14%) CISSP
11 5 (0.14%) ISEB
11 5 (0.14%) MCSA
12 4 (0.11%) HND
13 3 (0.084%) CSSLP
13 3 (0.084%) MCSE
13 3 (0.084%) Numerate Degree
14 2 (0.056%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.056%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (2.35%) QA
2 26 (0.73%) GDPR
3 19 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.28%) SLA
5 4 (0.11%) PMO
6 3 (0.084%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.056%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 127 (3.55%) Docker
2 24 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.056%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.028%) Firmware
5 1 (0.028%) HDFS
5 1 (0.028%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.028%) Varnish
5 1 (0.028%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.028%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (1.03%) Kubernetes
2 14 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.36%) Puppet
4 12 (0.34%) Kibana
5 11 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (0.28%) Ansible
7 9 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (0.17%) Terraform
9 5 (0.14%) cPanel
10 4 (0.11%) Istio
11 3 (0.084%) Rancher
11 3 (0.084%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.056%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.028%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.028%) Cobbler
13 1 (0.028%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.028%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.028%) SCCM
Vendors
1 646 (18.05%) Microsoft
2 168 (4.70%) Oracle
3 149 (4.16%) Google
4 79 (2.21%) Zend
5 74 (2.07%) Facebook
6 72 (2.01%) Xamarin
7 59 (1.65%) Twitter
8 49 (1.37%) SAP
9 44 (1.23%) Tableau
10 40 (1.12%) Adobe
11 35 (0.98%) Apple
12 28 (0.78%) IBM
13 24 (0.67%) Sitecore
14 21 (0.59%) Cognos
15 20 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
15 20 (0.56%) Sony
16 19 (0.53%) Yahoo!
17 18 (0.50%) New Relic
18 11 (0.31%) ServiceNow
19 10 (0.28%) Cypress Semiconductor