Period
to 20 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,824 4,694 3,770
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.56% 35.80% 32.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.59% 37.04% 33.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3,293 4,180 3,473
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 11,732 12,673 11,275
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 96.65% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9,498 10,323 9,521
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 20 August 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 20 August 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 2,558 £42,500 +6.25% 534
Cheshire -1 754 £42,500 +6.25% 188
Lancashire 0 256 £37,500 +7.14% 69
Merseyside -1 207 £40,000 - 49
Cumbria -7 14 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1,779 (46.52%) JavaScript
2 1,716 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
3 1,650 (43.15%) C#
4 1,622 (42.42%) .NET
5 1,443 (37.74%) HTML
6 1,331 (34.81%) CSS
7 1,263 (33.03%) MVC
8 1,194 (31.22%) SQL Server
9 1,104 (28.87%) SQL
10 976 (25.52%) AngularJS
11 968 (25.31%) ASP.NET
12 786 (20.55%) Java
13 741 (19.38%) TDD
14 691 (18.07%) PHP
15 625 (16.34%) Git (software)
16 615 (16.08%) ASP.NET MVC
17 600 (15.69%) Microsoft
18 585 (15.30%) Finance
19 554 (14.49%) MySQL
20 549 (14.36%) React
21 546 (14.28%) RESTful
22 543 (14.20%) jQuery
23 535 (13.99%) Web Development
24 533 (13.94%) Scrum
25 482 (12.60%) ASP.NET Web API
26 477 (12.47%) OO
27 473 (12.37%) HTML5
28 438 (11.45%) Node.js
29 401 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
30 397 (10.38%) 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
1 109 (2.85%) WordPress
2 108 (2.82%) CMS
3 82 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
4 76 (1.99%) SharePoint
5 75 (1.96%) Apache
6 63 (1.65%) IIS
7 55 (1.44%) Umbraco
8 42 (1.10%) Drupal
9 33 (0.86%) nginx
9 33 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 28 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
11 21 (0.55%) Apache Spark
11 21 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (0.50%) Confluence
13 17 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
14 15 (0.39%) EPiServer
15 12 (0.31%) Apache Pig
15 12 (0.31%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 54 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (1.28%) Photoshop
3 38 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 13 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.13%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.052%) GIMP
12 1 (0.026%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 92 (2.41%) Magento
2 42 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 38 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 24 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.29%) Elite 3E
6 10 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
7 9 (0.24%) Workfront
8 6 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
8 6 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.13%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.13%) SAP MM
9 5 (0.13%) SAP PP
9 5 (0.13%) SAP QM
9 5 (0.13%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.10%) Temenos T24
11 3 (0.078%) Sage 200
12 2 (0.052%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 354 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 297 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
3 95 (2.48%) GitHub
4 64 (1.67%) SaaS
5 51 (1.33%) npm
6 48 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
7 40 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 34 (0.89%) Google Play
9 26 (0.68%) Office 365
10 16 (0.42%) Google Analytics
10 16 (0.42%) Serverless
11 15 (0.39%) Twilio
12 14 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.31%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.31%) DigitalOcean
14 12 (0.31%) Firebase
14 12 (0.31%) PaaS
15 8 (0.21%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 104 (2.72%) Internet
2 53 (1.39%) HTTP
3 32 (0.84%) Intranet
4 23 (0.60%) SSL
5 20 (0.52%) Hyperconnected
6 18 (0.47%) Broadband
7 13 (0.34%) SMS
7 13 (0.34%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.31%) Bluetooth
8 12 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.16%) Skype
9 6 (0.16%) WAN
9 6 (0.16%) X.509
10 5 (0.13%) AMQP
10 5 (0.13%) RTP
11 4 (0.10%) Asterisk PBX
11 4 (0.10%) SSH
11 4 (0.10%) VoIP
12 3 (0.078%) DNS
13 2 (0.052%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,194 (31.22%) SQL Server
2 554 (14.49%) MySQL
3 324 (8.47%) SQL Server 2016
4 267 (6.98%) MongoDB
5 227 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 221 (5.78%) NoSQL
7 198 (5.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 187 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
9 120 (3.14%) Relational Database
10 98 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 86 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
12 78 (2.04%) Big Data
13 68 (1.78%) Power BI
14 63 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
15 62 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
16 56 (1.46%) RavenDB
17 43 (1.12%) Redis
18 38 (0.99%) RDBMS
19 37 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
20 36 (0.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 625 (16.34%) Git (software)
2 214 (5.60%) Visual Studio
3 145 (3.79%) JIRA
4 134 (3.50%) Subversion
5 115 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 112 (2.93%) gulp
7 110 (2.88%) Grunt
8 107 (2.80%) Jenkins
9 97 (2.54%) Selenium
10 90 (2.35%) webpack
11 79 (2.07%) NUnit
12 56 (1.46%) Maven
13 55 (1.44%) TeamCity
14 46 (1.20%) JUnit
15 42 (1.10%) Gradle
16 38 (0.99%) Mercurial
17 37 (0.97%) Cucumber
17 37 (0.97%) Xcode
18 33 (0.86%) Jasmine
18 33 (0.86%) MSTest
General
1 585 (15.30%) Finance
2 198 (5.18%) Games
3 186 (4.86%) Retail
4 170 (4.45%) Advertising
5 113 (2.96%) Marketing
6 97 (2.54%) Banking
7 71 (1.86%) Law
8 52 (1.36%) Legal
8 52 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 47 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 46 (1.20%) Telecoms
11 43 (1.12%) Automotive
12 20 (0.52%) Electronics
13 15 (0.39%) Back Office
14 13 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.21%) Music Industry
16 7 (0.18%) Publishing
17 6 (0.16%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.13%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,622 (42.42%) .NET
2 1,443 (37.74%) HTML
3 1,331 (34.81%) CSS
4 976 (25.52%) AngularJS
5 968 (25.31%) ASP.NET
6 615 (16.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 549 (14.36%) React
8 546 (14.28%) RESTful
9 543 (14.20%) jQuery
10 482 (12.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 473 (12.37%) HTML5
12 438 (11.45%) Node.js
13 397 (10.38%) Web Services
14 388 (10.15%) .NET Framework
15 327 (8.55%) CSS3
16 306 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 278 (7.27%) Laravel
18 261 (6.83%) WCF
19 259 (6.77%) XML
20 250 (6.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 265 (6.93%) Greenfield Project
2 258 (6.75%) User Experience
3 209 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 202 (5.28%) Computer Science
5 197 (5.15%) Mobile App
6 143 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
7 127 (3.32%) Fintech
8 110 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
9 39 (1.02%) Management Information System
10 32 (0.84%) Blog
10 32 (0.84%) iPhone
11 29 (0.76%) Client/Server
12 26 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
13 22 (0.58%) N-Tier
13 22 (0.58%) Social Network
14 19 (0.50%) Social Media
15 14 (0.37%) Algorithms
15 14 (0.37%) Online Banking
16 13 (0.34%) Mainframe
16 13 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 242 (6.33%) Linux
2 209 (5.47%) Android
3 162 (4.24%) Apple iOS
4 133 (3.48%) Windows
5 80 (2.09%) Unix
6 25 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.21%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.16%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.13%) AIX
9 5 (0.13%) CentOS
9 5 (0.13%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.13%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.10%) Debian
11 2 (0.052%) SUSE
12 1 (0.026%) VME
12 1 (0.026%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.026%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,716 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1,263 (33.03%) MVC
3 741 (19.38%) TDD
4 535 (13.99%) Web Development
5 533 (13.94%) Scrum
6 477 (12.47%) OO
7 401 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
8 373 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
9 361 (9.44%) Front End Development
10 355 (9.28%) Web Application Development
11 324 (8.47%) Software Engineering
12 322 (8.42%) BDD
13 296 (7.74%) OOP
14 278 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
15 274 (7.17%) Test Automation
16 271 (7.09%) E-Commerce
17 257 (6.72%) Unit Testing
18 242 (6.33%) SDLC
19 232 (6.07%) Microservices
20 221 (5.78%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,779 (46.52%) JavaScript
2 1,650 (43.15%) C#
3 1,104 (28.87%) SQL
4 786 (20.55%) Java
5 691 (18.07%) PHP
6 273 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 178 (4.65%) Python
8 166 (4.34%) Ruby
9 134 (3.50%) TypeScript
10 112 (2.93%) C++
11 109 (2.85%) VB.NET
12 105 (2.75%) C
13 79 (2.07%) ES6
14 78 (2.04%) PL/SQL
15 77 (2.01%) Objective-C
16 76 (1.99%) Java 8
17 63 (1.65%) VB
18 59 (1.54%) VBA
19 49 (1.28%) Scala
20 48 (1.26%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 299 (7.82%) Degree
2 110 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (0.92%) Security Cleared
5 23 (0.60%) SC Cleared
6 15 (0.39%) MCP
7 14 (0.37%) AWS Certification
7 14 (0.37%) MCSA
8 13 (0.34%) HND
8 13 (0.34%) MCSE
9 10 (0.26%) ISEB
9 10 (0.26%) OCPJP
10 6 (0.16%) Siebel Certification
11 5 (0.13%) CISSP
12 4 (0.10%) CSSLP
13 3 (0.078%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.078%) Numerate Degree
14 2 (0.052%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.052%) PhD
14 2 (0.052%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (2.80%) QA
2 22 (0.58%) GDPR
3 19 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.21%) SLA
5 6 (0.16%) GCP
5 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.052%) PMO
8 1 (0.026%) WCAG
System Software
1 138 (3.61%) Docker
2 26 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.078%) Firmware
4 3 (0.078%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.052%) Varnish
6 1 (0.026%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.026%) HDFS
6 1 (0.026%) LXC
6 1 (0.026%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.026%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.026%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (1.18%) Kubernetes
2 27 (0.71%) Kibana
3 17 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.34%) Puppet
5 11 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (0.21%) Ansible
7 8 (0.21%) Terraform
8 4 (0.10%) Istio
8 4 (0.10%) Rancher
9 3 (0.078%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 3 (0.078%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.078%) WSUS
10 2 (0.052%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.052%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.052%) logstash
11 1 (0.026%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.026%) cPanel
11 1 (0.026%) Nagios
11 1 (0.026%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 600 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 210 (5.49%) Oracle
3 186 (4.86%) Google
4 135 (3.53%) Capita
5 119 (3.11%) Zend
6 80 (2.09%) Xamarin
7 75 (1.96%) Twitter
8 66 (1.73%) Facebook
9 51 (1.33%) Tableau
10 48 (1.26%) SAP
11 38 (0.99%) Sitecore
12 37 (0.97%) Adobe
13 32 (0.84%) Apple
14 30 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
15 23 (0.60%) IBM
16 20 (0.52%) Yahoo!
17 19 (0.50%) New Relic
18 15 (0.39%) Cognos
18 15 (0.39%) Sony
19 13 (0.34%) WooCommerce