Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,428 4,429 4,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.02% 33.79% 34.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.06% 34.95% 35.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,980 3,981 3,867
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 11,038 12,671 11,994
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.67% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,978 10,145 10,091
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 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 2,333 £45,000 +12.50% 591
Cheshire +1 693 £44,000 +3.53% 185
Merseyside -3 183 £40,000 +5.96% 89
Lancashire -2 177 £37,500 +7.14% 76
Cumbria -2 10 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1,601 (46.70%) C#
2 1,576 (45.97%) .NET
3 1,574 (45.92%) JavaScript
4 1,555 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
5 1,277 (37.25%) HTML
6 1,186 (34.60%) CSS
7 1,172 (34.19%) SQL Server
8 1,106 (32.26%) MVC
9 942 (27.48%) AngularJS
10 938 (27.36%) ASP.NET
11 927 (27.04%) SQL
12 770 (22.46%) TDD
13 637 (18.58%) ASP.NET MVC
14 630 (18.38%) Microsoft
15 628 (18.32%) Java
16 514 (14.99%) PHP
17 509 (14.85%) Scrum
18 501 (14.61%) Finance
19 500 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
20 493 (14.38%) ASP.NET Web API
21 487 (14.21%) Git (software)
22 463 (13.51%) RESTful
23 442 (12.89%) React
24 440 (12.84%) HTML5
25 421 (12.28%) OO
25 421 (12.28%) Web Development
26 418 (12.19%) jQuery
27 407 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
28 398 (11.61%) MySQL
29 354 (10.33%) Node.js

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
1 104 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 93 (2.71%) CMS
3 79 (2.30%) WordPress
4 63 (1.84%) Apache
5 47 (1.37%) IIS
6 46 (1.34%) SharePoint
7 30 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 27 (0.79%) Drupal
9 25 (0.73%) Confluence
9 25 (0.73%) Umbraco
10 18 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (0.35%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.35%) nginx
13 11 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 11 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
14 10 (0.29%) Kentico
15 9 (0.26%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.23%) EPiServer
16 8 (0.23%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 56 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (1.28%) Photoshop
3 34 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.088%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.029%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.029%) InDesign
8 1 (0.029%) InVision
Business Applications
1 61 (1.78%) Magento
2 58 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
7 8 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
8 7 (0.20%) osCommerce
9 5 (0.15%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
10 4 (0.12%) SAP Business One
10 4 (0.12%) Temenos T24
11 3 (0.088%) Maximo
11 3 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.088%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.088%) SAP HR
12 2 (0.058%) Elite 3E
12 2 (0.058%) SAP FI
12 2 (0.058%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 407 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 221 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (2.22%) GitHub
4 44 (1.28%) npm
5 41 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
6 40 (1.17%) SaaS
7 32 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 30 (0.88%) Google Play
9 22 (0.64%) Serverless
10 16 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.41%) Yarn
12 13 (0.38%) NuGet
13 12 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.32%) Amazon S3
15 10 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 10 (0.29%) PaaS
16 9 (0.26%) Office 365
17 8 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
17 8 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 157 (4.58%) Internet
2 68 (1.98%) HTTP
3 28 (0.82%) Broadband
4 26 (0.76%) Hyperconnected
5 25 (0.73%) Intranet
6 21 (0.61%) SSL
7 20 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (0.44%) Bluetooth
9 8 (0.23%) VoIP
10 7 (0.20%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.18%) AMQP
11 6 (0.18%) DNS
12 5 (0.15%) NAS
12 5 (0.15%) Skype
13 3 (0.088%) SSH
14 2 (0.058%) DHCP
14 2 (0.058%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.058%) Kerberos
14 2 (0.058%) LAN
14 2 (0.058%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,172 (34.19%) SQL Server
2 398 (11.61%) MySQL
3 330 (9.63%) SQL Server 2016
4 254 (7.41%) NoSQL
5 229 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 208 (6.07%) MongoDB
7 188 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 154 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
9 118 (3.44%) Relational Database
10 92 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 68 (1.98%) Big Data
12 67 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
13 65 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
14 63 (1.84%) Power BI
15 58 (1.69%) RavenDB
16 41 (1.20%) Oracle Database
17 39 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
18 37 (1.08%) MariaDB
19 28 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
19 28 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 487 (14.21%) Git (software)
2 266 (7.76%) Visual Studio
3 142 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 115 (3.35%) Subversion
5 100 (2.92%) JIRA
6 91 (2.65%) gulp
7 76 (2.22%) Grunt
8 71 (2.07%) Jenkins
9 66 (1.93%) Selenium
9 66 (1.93%) webpack
10 61 (1.78%) NUnit
11 50 (1.46%) Maven
12 43 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
13 41 (1.20%) MSTest
13 41 (1.20%) TeamCity
14 39 (1.14%) Gradle
15 34 (0.99%) Cucumber
15 34 (0.99%) PHPUnit
16 32 (0.93%) Mercurial
17 31 (0.90%) GitLab
General
1 501 (14.61%) Finance
2 209 (6.10%) Games
3 145 (4.23%) Advertising
4 119 (3.47%) Retail
5 110 (3.21%) Marketing
6 93 (2.71%) Banking
7 63 (1.84%) Legal
8 61 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 60 (1.75%) Telecoms
10 56 (1.63%) Law
11 36 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 27 (0.79%) Electronics
13 21 (0.61%) Automotive
14 12 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.26%) Back Office
15 9 (0.26%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.18%) Music Industry
17 5 (0.15%) Military
18 4 (0.12%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,576 (45.97%) .NET
2 1,277 (37.25%) HTML
3 1,186 (34.60%) CSS
4 942 (27.48%) AngularJS
5 938 (27.36%) ASP.NET
6 637 (18.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 493 (14.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 463 (13.51%) RESTful
9 442 (12.89%) React
10 440 (12.84%) HTML5
11 418 (12.19%) jQuery
12 354 (10.33%) Node.js
13 342 (9.98%) .NET Framework
14 309 (9.01%) CSS3
15 308 (8.98%) Web Services
16 261 (7.61%) WCF
17 256 (7.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 250 (7.29%) .NET Core
19 228 (6.65%) Spring
20 211 (6.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 351 (10.24%) Greenfield Project
2 264 (7.70%) User Experience
3 150 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 150 (4.38%) Mobile App
4 149 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 119 (3.47%) Fintech
6 64 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (0.96%) PMI
8 32 (0.93%) Algorithms
9 30 (0.88%) Data Structures
10 28 (0.82%) Blog
11 27 (0.79%) iPhone
11 27 (0.79%) Online Banking
12 26 (0.76%) Social Media
12 26 (0.76%) Social Network
13 24 (0.70%) BBC
13 24 (0.70%) Tandem
14 22 (0.64%) NHS
15 21 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
16 17 (0.50%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 141 (4.11%) Android
2 137 (4.00%) Linux
3 116 (3.38%) Windows
4 109 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 48 (1.40%) Unix
6 17 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.15%) AIX
7 5 (0.15%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.088%) watchOS
9 3 (0.088%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.058%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.058%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.058%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.029%) Debian
11 1 (0.029%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.029%) VME
11 1 (0.029%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.029%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,555 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1,106 (32.26%) MVC
3 770 (22.46%) TDD
4 509 (14.85%) Scrum
5 500 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
6 421 (12.28%) OO
6 421 (12.28%) Web Development
7 340 (9.92%) Web Application Development
8 332 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
9 324 (9.45%) BDD
10 305 (8.90%) Front End Development
11 301 (8.78%) Software Engineering
12 280 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
13 214 (6.24%) Dependency Injection
13 214 (6.24%) DevOps
13 214 (6.24%) Kanban
13 214 (6.24%) Microservices
14 210 (6.13%) OOP
15 208 (6.07%) E-Commerce
16 201 (5.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,601 (46.70%) C#
2 1,574 (45.92%) JavaScript
3 927 (27.04%) SQL
4 628 (18.32%) Java
5 514 (14.99%) PHP
6 274 (7.99%) T-SQL
7 133 (3.88%) Python
8 129 (3.76%) Ruby
9 112 (3.27%) TypeScript
10 105 (3.06%) C++
11 81 (2.36%) VB.NET
12 71 (2.07%) PL/SQL
13 68 (1.98%) C
14 66 (1.93%) Java 8
15 64 (1.87%) Objective-C
16 60 (1.75%) ES6
17 43 (1.25%) VB
18 42 (1.23%) Apple Swift
19 31 (0.90%) Perl
20 27 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 264 (7.70%) Degree
2 89 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (0.96%) PMI Certification
4 29 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (0.44%) Security Cleared
6 12 (0.35%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.20%) MCP
7 7 (0.20%) OCPJP
8 6 (0.18%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.15%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.12%) HND
10 4 (0.12%) Siebel Certification
11 3 (0.088%) CISSP
11 3 (0.088%) ISEB
11 3 (0.088%) MCSA
11 3 (0.088%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.058%) CEH
12 2 (0.058%) CISA
12 2 (0.058%) CISM
13 1 (0.029%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (1.72%) QA
2 35 (1.02%) GDPR
3 16 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.18%) SLA
5 5 (0.15%) PMO
6 2 (0.058%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.058%) WCAG
7 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 138 (4.03%) Docker
2 16 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.23%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.088%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.058%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.029%) Firmware
6 1 (0.029%) HDFS
6 1 (0.029%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.029%) Varnish
6 1 (0.029%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 31 (0.90%) Kubernetes
2 13 (0.38%) Ansible
3 11 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.29%) Puppet
5 9 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.20%) Kibana
7 5 (0.15%) cPanel
7 5 (0.15%) Terraform
8 4 (0.12%) Istio
9 2 (0.058%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.058%) logstash
9 2 (0.058%) Mesos
9 2 (0.058%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.058%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.058%) SQL Sentry
10 1 (0.029%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.029%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.029%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.029%) Rancher
10 1 (0.029%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 630 (18.38%) Microsoft
2 156 (4.55%) Oracle
3 135 (3.94%) Google
4 83 (2.42%) Facebook
5 61 (1.78%) Xamarin
6 54 (1.58%) Zend
7 46 (1.34%) Apple
8 43 (1.25%) Tableau
9 40 (1.17%) Adobe
9 40 (1.17%) SAP
10 39 (1.14%) Twitter
11 31 (0.90%) IBM
12 28 (0.82%) Sony
13 26 (0.76%) Yahoo!
14 17 (0.50%) Cognos
15 16 (0.47%) Sitecore
16 15 (0.44%) New Relic
17 14 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
18 9 (0.26%) Sage
18 9 (0.26%) Telerik