Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 4521 4254 4098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.12% 34.07% 31.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.30% 35.13% 32.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4050 3898 3697
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,344 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.75% +0.76% +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 12809 12111 12607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.99% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10245 10184 10464
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 0 2853 £40,000 - 231
Cheshire -2 935 £42,500 +13.33% 108
Lancashire 0 337 £35,000 - 31
Merseyside 0 319 £40,000 +6.67% 35
Cumbria +5 19 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 2045 (45.23%) JavaScript
2 1922 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
3 1900 (42.03%) .NET
4 1834 (40.57%) C#
5 1733 (38.33%) HTML
6 1669 (36.92%) MVC
7 1667 (36.87%) CSS
8 1531 (33.86%) SQL
9 1463 (32.36%) SQL Server
10 1281 (28.33%) ASP.NET
11 1099 (24.31%) jQuery
12 948 (20.97%) AngularJS
13 934 (20.66%) PHP
14 895 (19.80%) TDD
15 820 (18.14%) Java
16 766 (16.94%) ASP.NET MVC
17 733 (16.21%) Git (software)
18 711 (15.73%) Web Services
19 702 (15.53%) HTML5
20 697 (15.42%) Web Development
21 675 (14.93%) Finance
22 641 (14.18%) MySQL
23 637 (14.09%) Microsoft
24 617 (13.65%) Scrum
25 601 (13.29%) OO
26 536 (11.86%) Node.js
27 533 (11.79%) ASP.NET Web API
28 525 (11.61%) RESTful
29 491 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
30 482 (10.66%) .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
1 201 (4.45%) CMS
2 139 (3.07%) WordPress
3 136 (3.01%) Apache
4 89 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
5 78 (1.73%) SharePoint
6 76 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 62 (1.37%) Umbraco
8 55 (1.22%) Drupal
9 49 (1.08%) IIS
9 49 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
10 45 (1.00%) nginx
11 44 (0.97%) WebSphere
12 38 (0.84%) JBoss
13 37 (0.82%) EPiServer
14 29 (0.64%) Apache Spark
15 27 (0.60%) Confluence
16 23 (0.51%) WebLogic
17 22 (0.49%) Apache Solr
18 17 (0.38%) Joomla!
19 14 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 82 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (1.42%) Photoshop
3 27 (0.60%) FileZilla
4 22 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
5 18 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 17 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.066%) EngageOne
9 3 (0.066%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.066%) GIMP
9 3 (0.066%) SPSS
10 2 (0.044%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.022%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.022%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.022%) InDesign
11 1 (0.022%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 161 (3.56%) Magento
2 37 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
3 34 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 24 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
5 17 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 14 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 12 (0.27%) Shopify
8 9 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
9 8 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
11 4 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.088%) SDL Web 8
12 3 (0.066%) Cognos Planning
12 3 (0.066%) Exstream
12 3 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
12 3 (0.066%) StreamServe
12 3 (0.066%) Visualfiles
13 2 (0.044%) osCommerce
13 2 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
13 2 (0.044%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 315 (6.97%) Amazon AWS
2 289 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (1.73%) GitHub
4 69 (1.53%) SaaS
5 48 (1.06%) Google Play
6 34 (0.75%) npm
7 31 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
8 27 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (0.58%) Serverless
10 24 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 23 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 17 (0.38%) Sage Pay
14 14 (0.31%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.31%) Google App Engine
15 13 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
16 12 (0.27%) Office 365
17 11 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
17 11 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 116 (2.57%) HTTP
2 99 (2.19%) Internet
3 43 (0.95%) FTP
4 31 (0.69%) SMTP
5 29 (0.64%) Broadband
6 25 (0.55%) SMS
7 22 (0.49%) Intranet
8 17 (0.38%) SSL
9 11 (0.24%) TCP/IP
10 10 (0.22%) RS-232
11 8 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.18%) WinSCP
12 7 (0.15%) Wireless
13 6 (0.13%) Bluetooth
13 6 (0.13%) GPRS
13 6 (0.13%) NFC
13 6 (0.13%) RFID
13 6 (0.13%) SSH
13 6 (0.13%) UMTS
14 5 (0.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1463 (32.36%) SQL Server
2 641 (14.18%) MySQL
3 379 (8.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 334 (7.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 271 (5.99%) NoSQL
5 271 (5.99%) SQL Server 2016
6 246 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
7 242 (5.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 216 (4.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 195 (4.31%) MongoDB
10 159 (3.52%) Relational Database
11 128 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
12 100 (2.21%) Power BI
13 90 (1.99%) Big Data
14 74 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
15 71 (1.57%) Oracle Database
16 70 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 59 (1.31%) RDBMS
18 47 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
19 43 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 733 (16.21%) Git (software)
2 222 (4.91%) Visual Studio
3 188 (4.16%) Subversion
4 171 (3.78%) Jenkins
5 146 (3.23%) JIRA
6 135 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 133 (2.94%) Selenium
8 132 (2.92%) TeamCity
9 109 (2.41%) gulp
10 96 (2.12%) Grunt
11 87 (1.92%) JUnit
12 73 (1.61%) Eclipse
13 71 (1.57%) Bitbucket
14 69 (1.53%) Maven
15 68 (1.50%) NUnit
16 63 (1.39%) Gradle
17 56 (1.24%) MSTest
18 51 (1.13%) Cucumber
19 48 (1.06%) PHPUnit
19 48 (1.06%) Xcode
General
1 675 (14.93%) Finance
2 330 (7.30%) Retail
3 232 (5.13%) Marketing
4 211 (4.67%) Advertising
5 184 (4.07%) Games
6 159 (3.52%) Manufacturing
7 135 (2.99%) Telecoms
8 99 (2.19%) Banking
9 86 (1.90%) Electronics
10 65 (1.44%) Legal
11 44 (0.97%) Law
12 38 (0.84%) Back Office
13 35 (0.77%) Automotive
14 28 (0.62%) Multimedia
15 21 (0.46%) Music Industry
16 12 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.20%) Investment Banking
18 7 (0.15%) Retail Banking
19 5 (0.11%) Billing
19 5 (0.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1900 (42.03%) .NET
2 1733 (38.33%) HTML
3 1667 (36.87%) CSS
4 1281 (28.33%) ASP.NET
5 1099 (24.31%) jQuery
6 948 (20.97%) AngularJS
7 766 (16.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 711 (15.73%) Web Services
9 702 (15.53%) HTML5
10 536 (11.86%) Node.js
11 533 (11.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 525 (11.61%) RESTful
13 482 (10.66%) .NET Framework
14 480 (10.62%) CSS3
15 457 (10.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 423 (9.36%) WCF
17 378 (8.36%) XML
18 373 (8.25%) Spring
19 350 (7.74%) REST
20 342 (7.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 290 (6.41%) User Experience
2 247 (5.46%) Greenfield Project
3 236 (5.22%) Mobile App
4 232 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 193 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
6 138 (3.05%) iPad
7 96 (2.12%) Fintech
8 90 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 65 (1.44%) Management Information System
9 65 (1.44%) N-Tier
10 54 (1.19%) iPhone
11 50 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 31 (0.69%) e-Learning
13 29 (0.64%) Blog
14 27 (0.60%) Social Network
15 25 (0.55%) RIA
16 24 (0.53%) Replication
16 24 (0.53%) Social Media
17 21 (0.46%) NHS
17 21 (0.46%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 311 (6.88%) Linux
2 197 (4.36%) Windows
3 194 (4.29%) Android
4 172 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 60 (1.33%) Unix
6 20 (0.44%) Mac OS
6 20 (0.44%) Ubuntu
7 14 (0.31%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.24%) Debian
9 5 (0.11%) CentOS
9 5 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.088%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.088%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.088%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.066%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 2 (0.044%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.044%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.044%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.022%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.022%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1922 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1669 (36.92%) MVC
3 895 (19.80%) TDD
4 697 (15.42%) Web Development
5 617 (13.65%) Scrum
6 601 (13.29%) OO
7 491 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
8 478 (10.57%) Front End Development
9 427 (9.44%) BDD
10 421 (9.31%) E-Commerce
11 400 (8.85%) OOP
12 397 (8.78%) Software Engineering
13 385 (8.52%) Web Application Development
14 376 (8.32%) Continuous Integration
15 300 (6.64%) SDLC
16 266 (5.88%) Test Automation
17 221 (4.89%) Unit Testing
18 219 (4.84%) DevOps
19 217 (4.80%) Dependency Injection
20 199 (4.40%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2045 (45.23%) JavaScript
2 1834 (40.57%) C#
3 1531 (33.86%) SQL
4 934 (20.66%) PHP
5 820 (18.14%) Java
6 429 (9.49%) T-SQL
7 278 (6.15%) Ruby
8 177 (3.92%) VB.NET
9 154 (3.41%) Python
10 102 (2.26%) C
11 100 (2.21%) C++
12 98 (2.17%) PL/SQL
13 93 (2.06%) TypeScript
14 83 (1.84%) VB
15 79 (1.75%) Objective-C
16 67 (1.48%) Apple Swift
16 67 (1.48%) F#
17 57 (1.26%) ES6
18 53 (1.17%) Scala
19 48 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 420 (9.29%) Degree
2 99 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (0.40%) Security Cleared
5 14 (0.31%) MCP
6 13 (0.29%) Siebel Certification
7 11 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.22%) HND
9 7 (0.15%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.15%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.13%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.13%) ISEB
10 6 (0.13%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.088%) MCSE
12 3 (0.066%) MCSA
13 2 (0.044%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.022%) ACCA
14 1 (0.022%) CIMA
14 1 (0.022%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.022%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (3.07%) QA
2 22 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.42%) SLA
4 7 (0.15%) GCP
5 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.11%) PMO
6 4 (0.088%) WAI
7 2 (0.044%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.022%) GDPR
8 1 (0.022%) HL7
8 1 (0.022%) WCAG
System Software
1 121 (2.68%) Docker
2 13 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.15%) Firmware
4 6 (0.13%) Varnish
5 2 (0.044%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.022%) HDFS
6 1 (0.022%) LXC
6 1 (0.022%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 64 (1.42%) Kibana
2 42 (0.93%) Puppet
3 30 (0.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 30 (0.66%) WSUS
4 23 (0.51%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.31%) Capistrano
6 10 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.20%) Ansible
8 4 (0.088%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.088%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.066%) Salt
9 3 (0.066%) SCCM
10 2 (0.044%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.044%) Packer
10 2 (0.044%) WMI
11 1 (0.022%) Consul
11 1 (0.022%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.022%) Plesk
11 1 (0.022%) TeamSite
11 1 (0.022%) Terraform
Vendors
1 637 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 282 (6.24%) Oracle
3 199 (4.40%) Google
4 180 (3.98%) SAP
5 164 (3.63%) Zend
6 81 (1.79%) Facebook
7 72 (1.59%) Xamarin
8 67 (1.48%) Sitecore
9 66 (1.46%) Adobe
10 57 (1.26%) Twitter
11 53 (1.17%) Tableau
12 50 (1.11%) Capita
13 47 (1.04%) Apple
13 47 (1.04%) hybris
14 36 (0.80%) Cognos
15 28 (0.62%) PayPal
16 19 (0.42%) IBM
17 18 (0.40%) Sony
18 17 (0.38%) Yahoo!
19 16 (0.35%) Salesforce.com