Period
to 22 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,316 3,104 3,612
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 32.73% 30.88% 30.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.19% 32.17% 31.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,484 2,852 3,364
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,687 £30,000 £27,575
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,738
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 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 3,849 9,648 11,390
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 95.99% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3,310 7,561 9,214
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +1 935 £50,000 +11.11% 346
Cheshire 0 242 £45,000 - 101
Lancashire +1 63 £50,000 +25.00% 87
Merseyside -3 59 £45,000 - 50
Cumbria +1 4 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 622 (47.26%) JavaScript
2 557 (42.33%) .NET
3 498 (37.84%) C#
4 466 (35.41%) HTML
5 452 (34.35%) CSS
6 438 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
7 369 (28.04%) SQL
8 309 (23.48%) MVC
9 306 (23.25%) AngularJS
10 303 (23.02%) React
11 277 (21.05%) SQL Server
12 246 (18.69%) ASP.NET
13 217 (16.49%) .NET Core
14 213 (16.19%) Git (software)
15 211 (16.03%) PHP
16 199 (15.12%) Azure
17 186 (14.13%) DevOps
18 181 (13.75%) Node.js
19 178 (13.53%) Microservices
20 176 (13.37%) TDD
21 166 (12.61%) Web Development
22 165 (12.54%) Microsoft
22 165 (12.54%) Java
23 154 (11.70%) Front End Development
24 138 (10.49%) ASP.NET Web API
24 138 (10.49%) AWS
25 137 (10.41%) REST
25 137 (10.41%) .NET Framework
26 133 (10.11%) E-Commerce
27 131 (9.95%) Finance

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 54 (4.10%) CMS
2 31 (2.36%) WordPress
3 23 (1.75%) Apache
4 18 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 17 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (0.99%) nginx
7 9 (0.68%) IBM Domino
7 9 (0.68%) IIS
7 9 (0.68%) NServiceBus
8 8 (0.61%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.46%) Liferay
10 5 (0.38%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.38%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.38%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.30%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.30%) SAS
11 4 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.15%) Confluence
12 2 (0.15%) Jadu
12 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (0.68%) Chatbot
2 7 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (0.53%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.30%) Sketch
5 1 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 42 (3.19%) Magento
2 10 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.61%) Shopify
4 5 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.38%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.30%) FLEXCUBE
6 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.076%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.076%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 199 (15.12%) Azure
2 138 (10.49%) AWS
3 48 (3.65%) Power Platform
4 46 (3.50%) GitHub
5 35 (2.66%) Serverless
6 33 (2.51%) npm
7 31 (2.36%) SaaS
8 24 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
8 24 (1.82%) GCP
9 20 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.91%) Logic Apps
11 11 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 10 (0.76%) NuGet
13 9 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (0.68%) Yarn
14 8 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
15 6 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 5 (0.38%) Boomi
17 4 (0.30%) OneDrive
17 4 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.61%) Internet
2 6 (0.46%) SSL
3 4 (0.30%) HTTP
3 4 (0.30%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.23%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.15%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.15%) Wireless
6 1 (0.076%) Broadband
6 1 (0.076%) Firewall
6 1 (0.076%) Intranet
6 1 (0.076%) WebEx
6 1 (0.076%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 129 (9.80%) MySQL
3 71 (5.40%) NoSQL
4 59 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (4.03%) MongoDB
6 49 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (3.65%) Relational Database
8 47 (3.57%) Power BI
8 47 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 26 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
10 26 (1.98%) Tableau
11 17 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (0.99%) Big Data
12 13 (0.99%) Data Lake
13 10 (0.76%) Redis
14 9 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
17 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 213 (16.19%) Git (software)
2 53 (4.03%) Visual Studio
3 52 (3.95%) JIRA
4 39 (2.96%) TeamCity
5 38 (2.89%) webpack
6 31 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (2.20%) Selenium
8 23 (1.75%) gulp
8 23 (1.75%) Jenkins
9 22 (1.67%) Grunt
10 20 (1.52%) NUnit
11 16 (1.22%) PHPUnit
11 16 (1.22%) Subversion
12 15 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (0.99%) git-flow
13 13 (0.99%) Jasmine
14 12 (0.91%) Cypress.io
14 12 (0.91%) JUnit
14 12 (0.91%) Mockito
15 11 (0.84%) Bitbucket
General
1 131 (9.95%) Finance
2 44 (3.34%) Retail
3 34 (2.58%) Law
4 25 (1.90%) Marketing
5 23 (1.75%) Games
5 23 (1.75%) Legal
6 13 (0.99%) Public Sector
7 11 (0.84%) Back Office
8 10 (0.76%) Local Government
8 10 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.61%) Advertising
10 7 (0.53%) Electronics
11 6 (0.46%) Banking
11 6 (0.46%) Publishing
12 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.23%) Housing Association
14 2 (0.15%) Automotive
14 2 (0.15%) Billing
15 1 (0.076%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 557 (42.33%) .NET
2 466 (35.41%) HTML
3 452 (34.35%) CSS
4 306 (23.25%) AngularJS
5 303 (23.02%) React
6 246 (18.69%) ASP.NET
7 217 (16.49%) .NET Core
8 181 (13.75%) Node.js
9 138 (10.49%) ASP.NET Web API
10 137 (10.41%) .NET Framework
10 137 (10.41%) REST
11 126 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 123 (9.35%) RESTful
13 121 (9.19%) HTML5
14 119 (9.04%) jQuery
15 110 (8.36%) Vue.js
16 102 (7.75%) Web Services
17 78 (5.93%) Laravel
18 77 (5.85%) CSS3
19 74 (5.62%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 127 (9.65%) User Experience
2 86 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
3 79 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 76 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (0.99%) Data Structures
8 12 (0.91%) Blog
9 11 (0.84%) Social Media
10 10 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (0.68%) NHS
12 8 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (0.61%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.61%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.53%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.53%) PlayStation
14 5 (0.38%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.38%) Internet of Things
14 5 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
15 4 (0.30%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 69 (5.24%) Linux
2 59 (4.48%) Android
3 57 (4.33%) Apple iOS
4 26 (1.98%) Windows
5 7 (0.53%) CentOS
6 6 (0.46%) Unix
6 6 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.076%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (23.48%) MVC
3 186 (14.13%) DevOps
4 178 (13.53%) Microservices
5 176 (13.37%) TDD
6 166 (12.61%) Web Development
7 154 (11.70%) Front End Development
8 133 (10.11%) E-Commerce
9 121 (9.19%) OO
10 114 (8.66%) Software Engineering
11 108 (8.21%) OOP
12 101 (7.67%) Unit Testing
13 93 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
14 92 (6.99%) SDLC
15 88 (6.69%) Mentoring
16 87 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
17 84 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
18 83 (6.31%) Scrum
19 77 (5.85%) Test Automation
20 48 (3.65%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 622 (47.26%) JavaScript
2 498 (37.84%) C#
3 369 (28.04%) SQL
4 211 (16.03%) PHP
5 165 (12.54%) Java
6 103 (7.83%) TypeScript
7 49 (3.72%) Python
7 49 (3.72%) T-SQL
8 33 (2.51%) ES6
9 24 (1.82%) Kotlin
9 24 (1.82%) VB.NET
10 19 (1.44%) Java 8
11 16 (1.22%) Go
12 15 (1.14%) Apex Code
13 14 (1.06%) Apple Swift
14 13 (0.99%) C++
14 13 (0.99%) Ruby
15 10 (0.76%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.61%) PHP 7
16 8 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (4.86%) Degree
2 31 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.06%) PhD
5 13 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 10 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.30%) HNC
8 3 (0.23%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.23%) MCPD
8 3 (0.23%) MCSD
8 3 (0.23%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.15%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.076%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.076%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.076%) MCSA
10 1 (0.076%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.26%) QA
2 7 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.23%) GDPR
4 3 (0.23%) WCAG
5 2 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.076%) PMO
6 1 (0.076%) SLA
System Software
1 130 (9.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.076%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.076%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 58 (4.41%) Kubernetes
2 13 (0.99%) cPanel
3 11 (0.84%) Ansible
4 8 (0.61%) Terraform
5 5 (0.38%) Puppet
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.15%) Kibana
8 2 (0.15%) logstash
9 1 (0.076%) Grafana
9 1 (0.076%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 165 (12.54%) Microsoft
2 30 (2.28%) Google
3 29 (2.20%) Zend
4 25 (1.90%) Oracle
5 20 (1.52%) Xamarin
6 18 (1.37%) SAP
7 16 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.61%) Sitecore
9 7 (0.53%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.53%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.46%) Cognos
11 4 (0.30%) Apple
11 4 (0.30%) IBM
11 4 (0.30%) Lotus
12 3 (0.23%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.23%) Capita
13 2 (0.15%) DataFlux
13 2 (0.15%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.15%) Splunk
13 2 (0.15%) UiPath