Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 4,118 4,641 3,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.45% 36.16% 31.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.52% 37.36% 32.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3,560 4,156 3,298
North West median annual salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,875 £24,925
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 11,928 12,423 10,979
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 96.80% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9,714 10,255 9,274
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,650 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 21 June 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 June 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 2,546 £42,500 +6.25% 563
Cheshire -1 926 £42,500 +6.25% 174
Lancashire 0 319 £37,500 +7.14% 73
Merseyside 0 277 £40,000 - 84
Cumbria -8 13 £31,750 -29.44% 3
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 1,895 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,884 (45.75%) JavaScript
3 1,737 (42.18%) C#
4 1,702 (41.33%) .NET
5 1,531 (37.18%) HTML
6 1,419 (34.46%) MVC
7 1,417 (34.41%) CSS
8 1,288 (31.28%) SQL Server
9 1,218 (29.58%) SQL
10 1,032 (25.06%) AngularJS
11 1,029 (24.99%) ASP.NET
12 852 (20.69%) PHP
13 849 (20.62%) Java
14 759 (18.43%) TDD
15 708 (17.19%) Git (software)
16 665 (16.15%) MySQL
17 659 (16.00%) jQuery
18 636 (15.44%) ASP.NET MVC
19 623 (15.13%) Finance
20 616 (14.96%) Microsoft
21 605 (14.69%) RESTful
22 591 (14.35%) Web Development
23 562 (13.65%) React
24 549 (13.33%) Scrum
25 514 (12.48%) OO
26 504 (12.24%) Web Services
27 501 (12.17%) HTML5
28 495 (12.02%) ASP.NET Web API
29 484 (11.75%) Node.js
30 454 (11.02%) .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
1 149 (3.62%) CMS
2 105 (2.55%) WordPress
3 104 (2.53%) Apache
4 87 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
5 71 (1.72%) Umbraco
6 70 (1.70%) SharePoint
7 65 (1.58%) IIS
8 54 (1.31%) nginx
9 50 (1.21%) Drupal
10 45 (1.09%) Tomcat
11 35 (0.85%) Confluence
11 35 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
12 23 (0.56%) JBoss
13 20 (0.49%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.39%) Apache Spark
14 16 (0.39%) EPiServer
14 16 (0.39%) OpenEdge
15 15 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
16 14 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (0.24%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 45 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (1.07%) Photoshop
3 35 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.41%) Chatbot
6 16 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.12%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.12%) GIMP
10 3 (0.073%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.024%) Maya
Business Applications
1 143 (3.47%) Magento
2 39 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 35 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.41%) Elite 3E
5 16 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (0.36%) Workfront
7 10 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
9 6 (0.15%) SAP SD
10 5 (0.12%) BASE24
11 4 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
11 4 (0.097%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.097%) SAP MM
11 4 (0.097%) SAP PP
11 4 (0.097%) SAP QM
11 4 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
12 3 (0.073%) Sage 200
12 3 (0.073%) Shopify
13 2 (0.049%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 341 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
2 313 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (2.43%) SaaS
4 86 (2.09%) GitHub
5 66 (1.60%) npm
6 38 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 38 (0.92%) Google Play
7 28 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 28 (0.68%) Office 365
8 25 (0.61%) DigitalOcean
9 19 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (0.46%) Firebase
9 19 (0.46%) Serverless
10 18 (0.44%) Google Analytics
11 16 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.34%) Twilio
13 13 (0.32%) Google App Engine
14 11 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 9 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (1.51%) Internet
2 33 (0.80%) HTTP
3 22 (0.53%) Broadband
4 21 (0.51%) Intranet
5 16 (0.39%) SSL
6 15 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 13 (0.32%) SMS
8 11 (0.27%) Hyperconnected
9 10 (0.24%) WAN
10 6 (0.15%) X.509
11 5 (0.12%) Asterisk PBX
11 5 (0.12%) RTP
11 5 (0.12%) Skype
12 4 (0.097%) SSH
12 4 (0.097%) VoIP
13 3 (0.073%) AMQP
14 2 (0.049%) FTP
14 2 (0.049%) LAN
14 2 (0.049%) POP3
14 2 (0.049%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,288 (31.28%) SQL Server
2 665 (16.15%) MySQL
3 328 (7.97%) SQL Server 2016
4 268 (6.51%) MongoDB
5 216 (5.25%) NoSQL
6 209 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 196 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 187 (4.54%) Data Warehouse
9 131 (3.18%) Relational Database
10 106 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 102 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
12 89 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
13 82 (1.99%) Big Data
14 73 (1.77%) Power BI
15 66 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
16 61 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
17 54 (1.31%) RavenDB
18 50 (1.21%) RDBMS
19 41 (1.00%) Oracle Database
19 41 (1.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 708 (17.19%) Git (software)
2 186 (4.52%) Visual Studio
3 172 (4.18%) JIRA
4 143 (3.47%) Jenkins
4 143 (3.47%) Subversion
5 130 (3.16%) Grunt
6 125 (3.04%) gulp
7 105 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 104 (2.53%) Selenium
9 92 (2.23%) webpack
10 80 (1.94%) NUnit
11 77 (1.87%) JUnit
12 63 (1.53%) TeamCity
13 61 (1.48%) Maven
14 45 (1.09%) PHPUnit
15 44 (1.07%) Cucumber
16 42 (1.02%) Mercurial
17 41 (1.00%) Gradle
18 39 (0.95%) MSTest
19 36 (0.87%) Moq
General
1 623 (15.13%) Finance
2 236 (5.73%) Advertising
3 231 (5.61%) Retail
4 186 (4.52%) Games
5 133 (3.23%) Marketing
6 108 (2.62%) Banking
7 69 (1.68%) Legal
8 64 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 51 (1.24%) Law
10 50 (1.21%) Automotive
11 40 (0.97%) Investment Banking
12 32 (0.78%) Manufacturing
13 20 (0.49%) Back Office
14 16 (0.39%) Music Industry
15 15 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.32%) Electronics
17 11 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.17%) Publishing
19 4 (0.097%) Aerospace
19 4 (0.097%) Brand Awareness
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,702 (41.33%) .NET
2 1,531 (37.18%) HTML
3 1,417 (34.41%) CSS
4 1,032 (25.06%) AngularJS
5 1,029 (24.99%) ASP.NET
6 659 (16.00%) jQuery
7 636 (15.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 605 (14.69%) RESTful
9 562 (13.65%) React
10 504 (12.24%) Web Services
11 501 (12.17%) HTML5
12 495 (12.02%) ASP.NET Web API
13 484 (11.75%) Node.js
14 454 (11.02%) .NET Framework
15 379 (9.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 350 (8.50%) CSS3
17 313 (7.60%) Laravel
18 308 (7.48%) WCF
19 299 (7.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 285 (6.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 283 (6.87%) User Experience
2 275 (6.68%) Greenfield Project
3 234 (5.68%) Mobile App
4 208 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 199 (4.83%) Computer Science
6 147 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
7 139 (3.38%) Fintech
8 130 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
9 67 (1.63%) Management Information System
10 37 (0.90%) Client/Server
10 37 (0.90%) iPhone
11 35 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
12 28 (0.68%) Social Network
13 21 (0.51%) N-Tier
14 19 (0.46%) Blog
15 17 (0.41%) Social Media
16 14 (0.34%) Algorithms
16 14 (0.34%) Tandem
17 12 (0.29%) Mainframe
18 11 (0.27%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 322 (7.82%) Linux
2 229 (5.56%) Android
3 191 (4.64%) Windows
4 189 (4.59%) Apple iOS
5 96 (2.33%) Unix
6 32 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.34%) Debian
8 11 (0.27%) Mac OS
8 11 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.19%) CentOS
9 8 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.073%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.049%) AIX
13 2 (0.049%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.049%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.049%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,895 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,419 (34.46%) MVC
3 759 (18.43%) TDD
4 591 (14.35%) Web Development
5 549 (13.33%) Scrum
6 514 (12.48%) OO
7 450 (10.93%) Front End Development
8 393 (9.54%) Web Application Development
9 387 (9.40%) Software Engineering
10 383 (9.30%) BDD
11 361 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
12 335 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
13 331 (8.04%) OOP
14 309 (7.50%) E-Commerce
15 291 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
16 287 (6.97%) SDLC
17 285 (6.92%) Unit Testing
18 279 (6.78%) Test Automation
19 226 (5.49%) Microservices
20 208 (5.05%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,884 (45.75%) JavaScript
2 1,737 (42.18%) C#
3 1,218 (29.58%) SQL
4 852 (20.69%) PHP
5 849 (20.62%) Java
6 324 (7.87%) T-SQL
7 225 (5.46%) Ruby
8 206 (5.00%) Python
9 145 (3.52%) TypeScript
10 129 (3.13%) VB.NET
11 121 (2.94%) C++
12 112 (2.72%) C
13 78 (1.89%) ES6
14 77 (1.87%) Java 8
14 77 (1.87%) PL/SQL
15 70 (1.70%) Objective-C
16 69 (1.68%) VB
17 68 (1.65%) VBA
18 48 (1.17%) Perl
19 47 (1.14%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 314 (7.63%) Degree
2 103 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (1.00%) Security Cleared
5 23 (0.56%) HND
5 23 (0.56%) SC Cleared
6 21 (0.51%) MCSE
7 19 (0.46%) MCP
7 19 (0.46%) MCSA
8 13 (0.32%) Sun Certification
9 10 (0.24%) CISSP
10 9 (0.22%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.22%) CSSLP
10 9 (0.22%) ISEB
11 5 (0.12%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.12%) OCPJP
11 5 (0.12%) PhD
12 4 (0.097%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.073%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (3.16%) QA
2 15 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.34%) GDPR
4 8 (0.19%) SLA
5 6 (0.15%) GCP
5 6 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.073%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.073%) PMO
7 1 (0.024%) WCAG
System Software
1 149 (3.62%) Docker
2 46 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.097%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (0.073%) LXC
5 3 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.049%) Firmware
6 2 (0.049%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.049%) Varnish
7 1 (0.024%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.024%) HDFS
7 1 (0.024%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (1.12%) Kibana
2 40 (0.97%) Kubernetes
3 19 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.34%) Puppet
5 12 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 12 (0.29%) WSUS
6 9 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (0.19%) Ansible
8 7 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.15%) Terraform
10 4 (0.097%) Rancher
11 3 (0.073%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.049%) Cobbler
12 2 (0.049%) logstash
13 1 (0.024%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.024%) Nagios
13 1 (0.024%) Packer
13 1 (0.024%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.024%) WMI
Vendors
1 616 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 235 (5.71%) Oracle
3 222 (5.39%) Google
4 136 (3.30%) Zend
5 135 (3.28%) Capita
6 91 (2.21%) Twitter
6 91 (2.21%) Xamarin
7 64 (1.55%) Facebook
8 60 (1.46%) SAP
9 49 (1.19%) Sitecore
10 45 (1.09%) Tableau
11 42 (1.02%) Adobe
12 35 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
13 25 (0.61%) Apple
13 25 (0.61%) New Relic
14 22 (0.53%) IBM
14 22 (0.53%) WorldPay
15 17 (0.41%) Cognos
15 17 (0.41%) Intapp
16 16 (0.39%) ServiceNow