Period
to 17 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 17 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
17 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 4510 4266 4141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.13% 34.19% 31.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.33% 35.22% 32.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4048 3906 3721
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 £45,000 £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 12765 12111 12656
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.07% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10228 10201 10494
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 17 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 17 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 2856 £40,000 - 185
Cheshire -2 921 £42,500 +13.33% 81
Lancashire 0 338 £35,000 - 25
Merseyside 0 319 £40,000 +6.67% 27
Cumbria +8 18 £41,250 +50.00%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 2069 (45.88%) JavaScript
2 1907 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
3 1902 (42.17%) .NET
4 1830 (40.58%) C#
5 1765 (39.14%) HTML
6 1696 (37.61%) CSS
7 1658 (36.76%) MVC
8 1541 (34.17%) SQL
9 1463 (32.44%) SQL Server
10 1285 (28.49%) ASP.NET
11 1113 (24.68%) jQuery
12 941 (20.86%) AngularJS
13 929 (20.60%) PHP
14 888 (19.69%) TDD
15 804 (17.83%) Java
16 759 (16.83%) ASP.NET MVC
17 733 (16.25%) Git (software)
18 719 (15.94%) HTML5
19 710 (15.74%) Web Services
20 706 (15.65%) Web Development
21 670 (14.86%) Finance
22 642 (14.24%) MySQL
23 640 (14.19%) Microsoft
24 604 (13.39%) Scrum
25 602 (13.35%) OO
26 529 (11.73%) Node.js
27 526 (11.66%) ASP.NET Web API
28 520 (11.53%) RESTful
29 493 (10.93%) CSS3
30 490 (10.86%) Business Intelligence

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
1 204 (4.52%) CMS
2 147 (3.26%) WordPress
3 134 (2.97%) Apache
4 88 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
5 78 (1.73%) SharePoint
6 71 (1.57%) Tomcat
7 63 (1.40%) Umbraco
8 56 (1.24%) Drupal
9 49 (1.09%) IIS
9 49 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
10 45 (1.00%) nginx
11 43 (0.95%) WebSphere
12 36 (0.80%) EPiServer
13 35 (0.78%) JBoss
14 30 (0.67%) Apache Spark
15 25 (0.55%) Confluence
16 23 (0.51%) WebLogic
17 21 (0.47%) Apache Solr
18 17 (0.38%) Joomla!
19 15 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 82 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (1.35%) Photoshop
3 29 (0.64%) FileZilla
4 21 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
5 18 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 16 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.067%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.067%) EngageOne
9 3 (0.067%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.067%) GIMP
9 3 (0.067%) 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
1 156 (3.46%) Magento
2 40 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
3 36 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 24 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
5 19 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.27%) Shopify
7 9 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
8 8 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
10 4 (0.089%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.089%) SDL Web 8
11 3 (0.067%) Cognos Planning
11 3 (0.067%) Exstream
11 3 (0.067%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.067%) StreamServe
11 3 (0.067%) Visualfiles
12 2 (0.044%) osCommerce
12 2 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.044%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 314 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
2 289 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (1.69%) GitHub
4 71 (1.57%) SaaS
5 46 (1.02%) Google Play
6 31 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
6 31 (0.69%) npm
7 27 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (0.58%) Serverless
9 23 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
9 23 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 17 (0.38%) Sage Pay
12 14 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.31%) Google App Engine
13 13 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
13 13 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.27%) Office 365
15 11 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 119 (2.64%) HTTP
2 97 (2.15%) Internet
3 46 (1.02%) FTP
4 33 (0.73%) SMTP
5 27 (0.60%) Broadband
6 25 (0.55%) SMS
7 19 (0.42%) Intranet
8 17 (0.38%) SSL
9 11 (0.24%) RS-232
9 11 (0.24%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (0.18%) WinSCP
11 7 (0.16%) Wireless
12 6 (0.13%) Bluetooth
12 6 (0.13%) GPRS
12 6 (0.13%) NFC
12 6 (0.13%) RFID
12 6 (0.13%) SSH
12 6 (0.13%) UMTS
13 5 (0.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1463 (32.44%) SQL Server
2 642 (14.24%) MySQL
3 378 (8.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 335 (7.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 265 (5.88%) NoSQL
6 262 (5.81%) SQL Server 2016
7 245 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
8 238 (5.28%) SQL Server 2014
9 212 (4.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 188 (4.17%) MongoDB
11 157 (3.48%) Relational Database
12 135 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
13 100 (2.22%) Power BI
14 88 (1.95%) Big Data
15 77 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
16 70 (1.55%) Oracle Database
17 68 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 61 (1.35%) RDBMS
19 47 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
20 45 (1.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 733 (16.25%) Git (software)
2 232 (5.14%) Visual Studio
3 193 (4.28%) Subversion
4 172 (3.81%) Jenkins
5 149 (3.30%) JIRA
6 140 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 133 (2.95%) Selenium
8 131 (2.90%) TeamCity
9 103 (2.28%) gulp
10 93 (2.06%) Grunt
11 90 (2.00%) JUnit
12 73 (1.62%) Eclipse
13 70 (1.55%) Bitbucket
14 67 (1.49%) Maven
14 67 (1.49%) NUnit
15 60 (1.33%) Gradle
16 54 (1.20%) MSTest
17 50 (1.11%) Cucumber
18 49 (1.09%) Vagrant
19 47 (1.04%) PHPUnit
General
1 670 (14.86%) Finance
2 320 (7.10%) Retail
3 236 (5.23%) Marketing
4 194 (4.30%) Advertising
5 181 (4.01%) Games
6 163 (3.61%) Manufacturing
7 135 (2.99%) Telecoms
8 97 (2.15%) Banking
9 92 (2.04%) Electronics
10 61 (1.35%) Legal
11 45 (1.00%) Law
12 39 (0.86%) Back Office
13 33 (0.73%) Automotive
14 27 (0.60%) Multimedia
15 21 (0.47%) Music Industry
16 12 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.18%) Investment Banking
17 8 (0.18%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.11%) Publishing
19 4 (0.089%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1902 (42.17%) .NET
2 1765 (39.14%) HTML
3 1696 (37.61%) CSS
4 1285 (28.49%) ASP.NET
5 1113 (24.68%) jQuery
6 941 (20.86%) AngularJS
7 759 (16.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 719 (15.94%) HTML5
9 710 (15.74%) Web Services
10 529 (11.73%) Node.js
11 526 (11.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 520 (11.53%) RESTful
13 493 (10.93%) CSS3
14 480 (10.64%) .NET Framework
15 457 (10.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 419 (9.29%) WCF
17 392 (8.69%) XML
18 367 (8.14%) Spring
19 343 (7.61%) REST
20 334 (7.41%) React
Miscellaneous
1 285 (6.32%) User Experience
2 236 (5.23%) Greenfield Project
2 236 (5.23%) Mobile App
3 234 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 200 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 149 (3.30%) iPad
6 93 (2.06%) Fintech
7 88 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
8 66 (1.46%) N-Tier
9 65 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 57 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 52 (1.15%) iPhone
12 31 (0.69%) Blog
12 31 (0.69%) e-Learning
13 25 (0.55%) Social Network
14 24 (0.53%) Replication
14 24 (0.53%) RIA
15 23 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
16 22 (0.49%) Social Media
17 20 (0.44%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 320 (7.10%) Linux
2 196 (4.35%) Windows
3 193 (4.28%) Android
4 171 (3.79%) Apple iOS
5 62 (1.37%) Unix
6 22 (0.49%) Mac OS
7 19 (0.42%) Ubuntu
8 14 (0.31%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.22%) Debian
10 5 (0.11%) CentOS
10 5 (0.11%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.089%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.089%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.089%) 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%) AIX
13 1 (0.022%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1907 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1658 (36.76%) MVC
3 888 (19.69%) TDD
4 706 (15.65%) Web Development
5 604 (13.39%) Scrum
6 602 (13.35%) OO
7 490 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
8 474 (10.51%) Front End Development
9 429 (9.51%) E-Commerce
10 419 (9.29%) BDD
11 394 (8.74%) OOP
12 391 (8.67%) Software Engineering
13 381 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
13 381 (8.45%) Web Application Development
14 295 (6.54%) SDLC
15 264 (5.85%) Test Automation
16 226 (5.01%) Unit Testing
17 218 (4.83%) Dependency Injection
18 216 (4.79%) DevOps
19 201 (4.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2069 (45.88%) JavaScript
2 1830 (40.58%) C#
3 1541 (34.17%) SQL
4 929 (20.60%) PHP
5 804 (17.83%) Java
6 424 (9.40%) T-SQL
7 272 (6.03%) Ruby
8 184 (4.08%) VB.NET
9 154 (3.41%) Python
10 105 (2.33%) C++
11 102 (2.26%) C
12 96 (2.13%) PL/SQL
13 94 (2.08%) TypeScript
14 87 (1.93%) VB
15 74 (1.64%) Objective-C
16 66 (1.46%) F#
17 63 (1.40%) Apple Swift
18 57 (1.26%) ES6
19 53 (1.18%) Scala
20 48 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 427 (9.47%) Degree
2 101 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (0.40%) Security Cleared
5 15 (0.33%) MCP
6 14 (0.31%) Siebel Certification
7 13 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.24%) HND
9 7 (0.16%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.16%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.13%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.13%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.089%) ISEB
11 4 (0.089%) MCSE
12 3 (0.067%) 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
1 136 (3.02%) QA
2 24 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.42%) SLA
4 7 (0.16%) GCP
5 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.11%) PMO
5 5 (0.11%) WAI
6 2 (0.044%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.022%) GDPR
7 1 (0.022%) HL7
7 1 (0.022%) WCAG
System Software
1 117 (2.59%) Docker
2 12 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.16%) 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 63 (1.40%) Kibana
2 45 (1.00%) Puppet
3 29 (0.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 29 (0.64%) WSUS
4 23 (0.51%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.31%) Capistrano
6 11 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.20%) Ansible
8 4 (0.089%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.089%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.067%) Salt
9 3 (0.067%) 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
1 640 (14.19%) Microsoft
2 272 (6.03%) Oracle
3 191 (4.24%) Google
4 185 (4.10%) SAP
5 170 (3.77%) Zend
6 80 (1.77%) Facebook
7 70 (1.55%) Xamarin
8 69 (1.53%) Sitecore
9 65 (1.44%) Adobe
10 58 (1.29%) Twitter
11 52 (1.15%) Tableau
12 49 (1.09%) hybris
13 44 (0.98%) Apple
14 41 (0.91%) Capita
15 37 (0.82%) Cognos
16 30 (0.67%) PayPal
17 18 (0.40%) IBM
18 17 (0.38%) Sony
19 16 (0.35%) Yahoo!
20 15 (0.33%) CyberSource