Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,620 3,079 3,909
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 32.65% 28.91% 31.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.13% 30.18% 32.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,611 2,792 3,623
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 4,746 10,202 11,889
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.79% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,858 7,686 9,650
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,344 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 10 August 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 10 August 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 1,145 £50,000 +11.11% 310
Cheshire 0 291 £45,000 - 92
Lancashire +2 84 £50,000 +33.33% 35
Merseyside -5 80 £45,183 +12.96% 41
Cumbria -3 10 £40,000 +15.94% 4
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 721 (44.51%) JavaScript
2 656 (40.49%) .NET
3 609 (37.59%) C#
4 537 (33.15%) CSS
5 535 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
6 529 (32.65%) HTML
7 458 (28.27%) SQL
8 379 (23.40%) SQL Server
9 372 (22.96%) AngularJS
10 340 (20.99%) MVC
11 314 (19.38%) React
12 287 (17.72%) PHP
13 273 (16.85%) Git (software)
14 261 (16.11%) .NET Core
15 259 (15.99%) Azure
16 257 (15.86%) ASP.NET
17 232 (14.32%) Microsoft
18 223 (13.77%) DevOps
19 222 (13.70%) TDD
20 199 (12.28%) Java
21 191 (11.79%) Node.js
22 188 (11.60%) Microservices
23 178 (10.99%) AWS
24 173 (10.68%) Front End Development
25 164 (10.12%) MySQL
26 163 (10.06%) User Experience
27 154 (9.51%) Docker
28 151 (9.32%) ASP.NET Web API
29 149 (9.20%) Web Development
30 147 (9.07%) HTML5

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 75 (4.63%) CMS
2 33 (2.04%) WordPress
3 32 (1.98%) Apache
4 22 (1.36%) IIS
5 19 (1.17%) nginx
6 17 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.05%) Umbraco
7 13 (0.80%) NServiceBus
7 13 (0.80%) SharePoint
7 13 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (0.62%) ExpressionEngine
9 7 (0.43%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.37%) Liferay
11 5 (0.31%) Drupal
12 4 (0.25%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.25%) SAS
12 4 (0.25%) SilverStripe
12 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.19%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 10 (0.62%) Chatbot
2 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.25%) Sketch
5 1 (0.062%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 47 (2.90%) Magento
2 13 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.49%) SDL Web 8
3 8 (0.49%) Shopify
4 6 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
6 3 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.12%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.062%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.062%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 259 (15.99%) Azure
2 178 (10.99%) AWS
3 63 (3.89%) Serverless
4 52 (3.21%) GitHub
5 51 (3.15%) Power Platform
6 44 (2.72%) SaaS
7 38 (2.35%) GCP
8 34 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
9 30 (1.85%) npm
10 20 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
11 16 (0.99%) Amazon S3
11 16 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.86%) Logic Apps
13 11 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 7 (0.43%) Yarn
15 6 (0.37%) Amazon Cognito
15 6 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
15 6 (0.37%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.05%) Internet
2 8 (0.49%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.43%) Bluetooth
3 7 (0.43%) Wireless
4 6 (0.37%) HTTP
4 6 (0.37%) SSL
5 4 (0.25%) Intranet
5 4 (0.25%) LTE
5 4 (0.25%) MQTT
5 4 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.19%) Firewall
6 3 (0.19%) Skype
7 2 (0.12%) Broadband
7 2 (0.12%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.12%) WebEx
8 1 (0.062%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 164 (10.12%) MySQL
3 99 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 76 (4.69%) NoSQL
5 74 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 68 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
7 67 (4.14%) Relational Database
8 57 (3.52%) MongoDB
9 50 (3.09%) Power BI
10 43 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (0.99%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 14 (0.86%) Redis
16 12 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
17 10 (0.62%) OLTP
18 8 (0.49%) Data Lake
19 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 273 (16.85%) Git (software)
2 71 (4.38%) JIRA
3 65 (4.01%) Visual Studio
4 49 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 48 (2.96%) Selenium
6 42 (2.59%) webpack
7 41 (2.53%) Jenkins
8 39 (2.41%) TeamCity
9 34 (2.10%) Subversion
10 25 (1.54%) NUnit
10 25 (1.54%) PHPUnit
11 20 (1.23%) gulp
12 18 (1.11%) Maven
12 18 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
13 17 (1.05%) Grunt
14 16 (0.99%) git-flow
15 15 (0.93%) Bitbucket
16 14 (0.86%) Cypress.io
16 14 (0.86%) Mercurial
17 12 (0.74%) Jasmine
General
1 143 (8.83%) Finance
2 74 (4.57%) Retail
3 73 (4.51%) Law
4 47 (2.90%) Games
5 36 (2.22%) Marketing
6 33 (2.04%) Legal
7 23 (1.42%) Automotive
8 21 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.05%) Public Sector
10 16 (0.99%) Banking
11 10 (0.62%) Local Government
12 8 (0.49%) Advertising
12 8 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.43%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.37%) Back Office
14 6 (0.37%) Publishing
15 5 (0.31%) Electronics
15 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.12%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 656 (40.49%) .NET
2 537 (33.15%) CSS
3 529 (32.65%) HTML
4 372 (22.96%) AngularJS
5 314 (19.38%) React
6 261 (16.11%) .NET Core
7 257 (15.86%) ASP.NET
8 191 (11.79%) Node.js
9 151 (9.32%) ASP.NET Web API
10 147 (9.07%) HTML5
11 146 (9.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 141 (8.70%) Vue.js
13 139 (8.58%) .NET Framework
14 130 (8.02%) jQuery
15 129 (7.96%) REST
16 128 (7.90%) RESTful
17 120 (7.41%) Web Services
18 102 (6.30%) Laravel
19 94 (5.80%) CSS3
20 85 (5.25%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 163 (10.06%) User Experience
2 131 (8.09%) Greenfield Project
3 116 (7.16%) Mobile App
4 74 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 41 (2.53%) Data Structures
8 18 (1.11%) Blog
9 15 (0.93%) NHS
9 15 (0.93%) Social Media
10 9 (0.56%) Cloud Native
10 9 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (0.56%) Internet of Things
10 9 (0.56%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.49%) Driving Licence
11 8 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (0.49%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.37%) Animation
12 6 (0.37%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 102 (6.30%) Linux
2 54 (3.33%) Android
3 51 (3.15%) Apple iOS
4 47 (2.90%) Windows
5 11 (0.68%) CentOS
6 10 (0.62%) Unix
7 5 (0.31%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.25%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.062%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (20.99%) MVC
3 223 (13.77%) DevOps
4 222 (13.70%) TDD
5 188 (11.60%) Microservices
6 173 (10.68%) Front End Development
7 149 (9.20%) Web Development
8 142 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
9 138 (8.52%) E-Commerce
10 135 (8.33%) OOP
11 133 (8.21%) OO
12 132 (8.15%) Unit Testing
13 128 (7.90%) Software Engineering
14 118 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
14 118 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
15 113 (6.98%) Scrum
16 112 (6.91%) SDLC
17 103 (6.36%) Test Automation
18 98 (6.05%) Mentoring
19 91 (5.62%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 721 (44.51%) JavaScript
2 609 (37.59%) C#
3 458 (28.27%) SQL
4 287 (17.72%) PHP
5 199 (12.28%) Java
6 112 (6.91%) TypeScript
7 92 (5.68%) T-SQL
8 77 (4.75%) ES6
8 77 (4.75%) Python
9 50 (3.09%) VB.NET
10 41 (2.53%) C++
11 40 (2.47%) C
12 31 (1.91%) Java 8
13 28 (1.73%) Ruby
14 20 (1.23%) Go
15 19 (1.17%) Kotlin
16 16 (0.99%) VB
17 15 (0.93%) Apple Swift
17 15 (0.93%) PHP 7
18 12 (0.74%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 113 (6.98%) Degree
2 38 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (0.49%) DBS Check
5 7 (0.43%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.43%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.25%) MCPD
6 4 (0.25%) MCSD
6 4 (0.25%) PhD
7 3 (0.19%) HNC
7 3 (0.19%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.062%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.062%) MCAD
9 1 (0.062%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.07%) QA
2 13 (0.80%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.62%) GDPR
4 9 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.12%) HL7
6 2 (0.12%) WCAG
7 1 (0.062%) PMO
7 1 (0.062%) RosettaNet
7 1 (0.062%) SLA
System Software
1 154 (9.51%) Docker
2 4 (0.25%) Firmware
3 1 (0.062%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.062%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 62 (3.83%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.23%) Terraform
3 14 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.80%) Ansible
4 13 (0.80%) cPanel
5 6 (0.37%) Kibana
5 6 (0.37%) Puppet
6 5 (0.31%) logstash
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.062%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 232 (14.32%) Microsoft
2 36 (2.22%) Oracle
3 34 (2.10%) Zend
4 32 (1.98%) Tableau
5 26 (1.60%) Google
5 26 (1.60%) Xamarin
6 23 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (1.05%) Sitecore
8 15 (0.93%) Atlassian
9 11 (0.68%) SAP
10 8 (0.49%) Apple
11 7 (0.43%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.37%) Splunk
13 5 (0.31%) Intapp
13 5 (0.31%) Telerik
14 4 (0.25%) Cognos
14 4 (0.25%) IBM
14 4 (0.25%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.19%) Progress
15 3 (0.19%) Siemens