Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 4,453 4,419 3,352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.37% 35.87% 29.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.48% 37.06% 30.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3,922 3,996 3,102
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 12,549 11,923 10,951
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 96.77% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 10,214 9,990 9,217
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £61,250 £60,000
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 21 April 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 April 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 2,694 £42,500 +6.25% 541
Cheshire -2 1,033 £42,500 +6.25% 187
Lancashire 0 333 £35,000 - 90
Merseyside 0 326 £40,000 - 83
Cumbria -5 14 £28,500 -34.86% 12
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2,113 (47.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1,966 (44.15%) JavaScript
3 1,825 (40.98%) C#
4 1,774 (39.84%) .NET
5 1,582 (35.53%) MVC
6 1,578 (35.44%) HTML
7 1,500 (33.69%) CSS
8 1,355 (30.43%) SQL Server
9 1,271 (28.54%) SQL
10 1,140 (25.60%) ASP.NET
11 1,027 (23.06%) AngularJS
12 969 (21.76%) PHP
13 932 (20.93%) Java
14 901 (20.23%) TDD
15 788 (17.70%) jQuery
16 750 (16.84%) Git (software)
17 722 (16.21%) MySQL
18 719 (16.15%) ASP.NET MVC
19 651 (14.62%) RESTful
20 649 (14.57%) Web Development
21 638 (14.33%) Microsoft
22 619 (13.90%) Web Services
23 614 (13.79%) Finance
23 614 (13.79%) Scrum
24 579 (13.00%) Node.js
25 566 (12.71%) OO
26 522 (11.72%) HTML5
26 522 (11.72%) React
27 509 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web API
28 508 (11.41%) Front End Development

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
1 186 (4.18%) CMS
2 145 (3.26%) Apache
3 120 (2.69%) WordPress
4 93 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
5 80 (1.80%) SharePoint
6 79 (1.77%) Tomcat
7 78 (1.75%) Umbraco
8 59 (1.32%) IIS
9 58 (1.30%) nginx
10 52 (1.17%) Drupal
10 52 (1.17%) JBoss
11 40 (0.90%) Confluence
12 38 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 36 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
14 24 (0.54%) EPiServer
15 22 (0.49%) Apache Spark
16 16 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
17 15 (0.34%) WebLogic
18 14 (0.31%) Jetty
Applications
1 57 (1.28%) Photoshop
2 55 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.34%) Chatbot
7 10 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 10 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.11%) GIMP
9 4 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.067%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.067%) Maya
11 2 (0.045%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.045%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 1 (0.022%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.022%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.022%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.022%) Houdini
12 1 (0.022%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 191 (4.29%) Magento
2 40 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 32 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
5 17 (0.38%) Elite 3E
6 15 (0.34%) Workfront
7 12 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
8 7 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
9 5 (0.11%) BASE24
9 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.11%) Sage 200
9 5 (0.11%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.11%) Shopify
10 4 (0.090%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.090%) Distributed Ledger
10 4 (0.090%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.067%) OpenCart
11 3 (0.067%) osCommerce
12 2 (0.045%) Hyperion Planning
12 2 (0.045%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 367 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 283 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (2.04%) SaaS
4 88 (1.98%) GitHub
5 74 (1.66%) npm
6 49 (1.10%) Google Play
7 33 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 32 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
9 25 (0.56%) Office 365
10 24 (0.54%) Google Analytics
11 22 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (0.45%) DigitalOcean
13 16 (0.36%) Serverless
14 15 (0.34%) Firebase
15 14 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 12 (0.27%) Google App Engine
18 11 (0.25%) Twilio
19 10 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
20 8 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (1.50%) Internet
2 50 (1.12%) HTTP
3 36 (0.81%) Broadband
4 24 (0.54%) Intranet
5 17 (0.38%) SSL
6 16 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.18%) SMS
8 5 (0.11%) Asterisk PBX
8 5 (0.11%) RTP
8 5 (0.11%) Skype
8 5 (0.11%) WAN
9 4 (0.090%) SSH
9 4 (0.090%) VoIP
10 2 (0.045%) Hyperconnected
10 2 (0.045%) LAN
10 2 (0.045%) POP3
10 2 (0.045%) RTSP
10 2 (0.045%) SMTP
11 1 (0.022%) ATM
11 1 (0.022%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,355 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 722 (16.21%) MySQL
3 369 (8.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 270 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 263 (5.91%) MongoDB
6 256 (5.75%) NoSQL
7 216 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 198 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
9 154 (3.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 150 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
11 125 (2.81%) Relational Database
12 106 (2.38%) Big Data
13 91 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
14 85 (1.91%) Power BI
15 68 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
16 57 (1.28%) Oracle Database
16 57 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
17 53 (1.19%) RDBMS
18 46 (1.03%) RavenDB
19 45 (1.01%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 750 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 174 (3.91%) Visual Studio
3 166 (3.73%) JIRA
4 148 (3.32%) Jenkins
5 141 (3.17%) Grunt
6 136 (3.05%) gulp
7 134 (3.01%) Subversion
8 106 (2.38%) Selenium
8 106 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 90 (2.02%) webpack
10 89 (2.00%) NUnit
11 86 (1.93%) JUnit
11 86 (1.93%) TeamCity
12 80 (1.80%) Maven
13 63 (1.41%) Cucumber
14 62 (1.39%) MSTest
15 48 (1.08%) Bitbucket
15 48 (1.08%) PHPUnit
16 47 (1.06%) Gradle
17 43 (0.97%) Jasmine
General
1 614 (13.79%) Finance
2 322 (7.23%) Advertising
3 265 (5.95%) Retail
4 204 (4.58%) Games
5 151 (3.39%) Marketing
6 110 (2.47%) Banking
7 97 (2.18%) Legal
8 93 (2.09%) Telecoms
9 48 (1.08%) Automotive
10 43 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 31 (0.70%) Law
12 23 (0.52%) Investment Banking
13 19 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 18 (0.40%) Music Industry
15 14 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.27%) Electronics
17 11 (0.25%) Back Office
18 9 (0.20%) Publishing
19 8 (0.18%) Multimedia
20 6 (0.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,774 (39.84%) .NET
2 1,578 (35.44%) HTML
3 1,500 (33.69%) CSS
4 1,140 (25.60%) ASP.NET
5 1,027 (23.06%) AngularJS
6 788 (17.70%) jQuery
7 719 (16.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 651 (14.62%) RESTful
9 619 (13.90%) Web Services
10 579 (13.00%) Node.js
11 522 (11.72%) HTML5
11 522 (11.72%) React
12 509 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 480 (10.78%) .NET Framework
14 446 (10.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 401 (9.01%) CSS3
16 378 (8.49%) WCF
17 374 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 337 (7.57%) REST
19 330 (7.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 306 (6.87%) Greenfield Project
2 296 (6.65%) User Experience
3 247 (5.55%) Mobile App
4 207 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 205 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
6 159 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
7 126 (2.83%) Fintech
8 119 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
9 60 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 53 (1.19%) iPhone
11 38 (0.85%) Social Network
12 35 (0.79%) Client/Server
12 35 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
13 32 (0.72%) Social Media
14 22 (0.49%) Xbox
15 19 (0.43%) Blog
16 17 (0.38%) Algorithms
17 16 (0.36%) Data Structures
18 14 (0.31%) Graphic Design
18 14 (0.31%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 319 (7.16%) Linux
2 224 (5.03%) Windows
3 214 (4.81%) Android
4 191 (4.29%) Apple iOS
5 84 (1.89%) Unix
6 28 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 21 (0.47%) Debian
8 19 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 11 (0.25%) CentOS
11 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.13%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.11%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.090%) Amazon Linux
14 4 (0.090%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.045%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.045%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.045%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.045%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,113 (47.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1,582 (35.53%) MVC
3 901 (20.23%) TDD
4 649 (14.57%) Web Development
5 614 (13.79%) Scrum
6 566 (12.71%) OO
7 508 (11.41%) Front End Development
8 495 (11.12%) BDD
9 456 (10.24%) Web Application Development
10 420 (9.43%) Software Engineering
11 366 (8.22%) E-Commerce
12 355 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
13 352 (7.90%) Problem-Solving
14 351 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
15 339 (7.61%) OOP
16 313 (7.03%) SDLC
17 267 (6.00%) Unit Testing
18 261 (5.86%) Test Automation
19 219 (4.92%) Dependency Injection
20 202 (4.54%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,966 (44.15%) JavaScript
2 1,825 (40.98%) C#
3 1,271 (28.54%) SQL
4 969 (21.76%) PHP
5 932 (20.93%) Java
6 382 (8.58%) T-SQL
7 310 (6.96%) Ruby
8 221 (4.96%) Python
9 134 (3.01%) VB.NET
10 122 (2.74%) TypeScript
11 115 (2.58%) C++
12 109 (2.45%) C
13 88 (1.98%) PL/SQL
14 87 (1.95%) Objective-C
15 75 (1.68%) VB
16 74 (1.66%) VBA
17 71 (1.59%) Java 8
18 69 (1.55%) ES6
19 62 (1.39%) F#
20 54 (1.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 347 (7.79%) Degree
2 108 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 61 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (0.67%) Security Cleared
5 23 (0.52%) HND
6 20 (0.45%) MCP
7 19 (0.43%) MCSE
8 17 (0.38%) MCSA
9 15 (0.34%) ISEB
10 14 (0.31%) SC Cleared
10 14 (0.31%) Sun Certification
11 8 (0.18%) CISSP
11 8 (0.18%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.16%) CSSLP
13 6 (0.13%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.090%) Postgraduate
16 3 (0.067%) Master's Degree
16 3 (0.067%) PhD
17 2 (0.045%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (3.03%) QA
2 11 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.18%) SLA
4 7 (0.16%) PMO
5 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.11%) GDPR
7 4 (0.090%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.045%) GCP
System Software
1 133 (2.99%) Docker
2 40 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (0.090%) LXC
5 3 (0.067%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.045%) Firmware
6 2 (0.045%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.045%) Varnish
7 1 (0.022%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.022%) HDFS
7 1 (0.022%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 64 (1.44%) Kibana
2 33 (0.74%) Kubernetes
3 25 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 25 (0.56%) WSUS
4 15 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.25%) Puppet
6 7 (0.16%) Ansible
6 7 (0.16%) Terraform
7 6 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.045%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.045%) logstash
8 2 (0.045%) WMI
9 1 (0.022%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.022%) Nagios
9 1 (0.022%) Packer
9 1 (0.022%) Plesk
9 1 (0.022%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.022%) Rancher
Vendors
1 638 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 290 (6.51%) Google
2 290 (6.51%) Oracle
3 145 (3.26%) Capita
4 133 (2.99%) Zend
5 118 (2.65%) Twitter
6 104 (2.34%) Xamarin
7 89 (2.00%) SAP
8 73 (1.64%) Facebook
9 55 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 51 (1.15%) Sitecore
11 50 (1.12%) Tableau
12 48 (1.08%) Adobe
13 36 (0.81%) Apple
14 30 (0.67%) WorldPay
15 24 (0.54%) IBM
16 20 (0.45%) Cognos
16 20 (0.45%) New Relic
17 17 (0.38%) Intapp
18 16 (0.36%) Reuters