Period
to 25 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,887 4,427 4,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 28.24% 34.31% 36.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.38% 35.44% 37.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2,433 3,891 3,986
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 9,827 12,491 11,855
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 96.80% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 7,604 10,170 9,927
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,025 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 1,861 £45,000 +5.88% 616
Cheshire +1 590 £45,000 +5.88% 251
Merseyside 0 220 £40,000 - 98
Lancashire -3 191 £36,500 +4.29% 84
Cumbria +3 9 £32,500 +14.04% 7
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 1,300 (45.03%) JavaScript
2 1,197 (41.46%) C#
3 1,170 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
4 1,128 (39.07%) .NET
5 1,061 (36.75%) HTML
6 996 (34.50%) CSS
7 878 (30.41%) SQL Server
8 874 (30.27%) MVC
9 805 (27.88%) SQL
10 737 (25.53%) AngularJS
11 661 (22.90%) ASP.NET
12 544 (18.84%) Java
13 507 (17.56%) TDD
14 471 (16.31%) Microsoft
15 447 (15.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 443 (15.34%) PHP
17 429 (14.86%) Git (software)
18 382 (13.23%) RESTful
19 369 (12.78%) Finance
20 365 (12.64%) React
21 361 (12.50%) OO
22 358 (12.40%) Software Engineering
23 357 (12.37%) jQuery
24 356 (12.33%) MySQL
25 351 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
26 327 (11.33%) Web Development
26 327 (11.33%) Front End Development
27 317 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
28 315 (10.91%) Scrum
29 314 (10.88%) Web Services

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
1 112 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
2 76 (2.63%) CMS
3 67 (2.32%) WordPress
4 34 (1.18%) Apache
5 27 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
6 26 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 25 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 25 (0.87%) Umbraco
8 24 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 22 (0.76%) Confluence
10 20 (0.69%) Apache Spark
11 16 (0.55%) Drupal
12 12 (0.42%) nginx
12 12 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
13 11 (0.38%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.35%) JBoss
15 8 (0.28%) SAS
16 7 (0.24%) NServiceBus
16 7 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 6 (0.21%) IIS
Applications
1 55 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (0.83%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.069%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.035%) HipChat
8 1 (0.035%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 91 (3.15%) Magento
2 28 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
5 15 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.35%) osCommerce
7 7 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.14%) Shopify
10 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.069%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
12 1 (0.035%) Oracle iProcurement
12 1 (0.035%) Oracle Payables
12 1 (0.035%) Oracle Receivables
12 1 (0.035%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 351 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 249 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (3.22%) GitHub
4 73 (2.53%) Serverless
5 56 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
6 49 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
7 44 (1.52%) Amazon S3
7 44 (1.52%) SaaS
8 38 (1.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 28 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
10 27 (0.94%) Datadog
11 25 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (0.80%) Google Play
12 23 (0.80%) npm
12 23 (0.80%) Slack
13 19 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
14 12 (0.42%) Apigee
14 12 (0.42%) Azure Functions
15 9 (0.31%) CloudFront
16 8 (0.28%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 75 (2.60%) Internet
2 45 (1.56%) Broadband
3 40 (1.39%) HTTP
4 12 (0.42%) SSL
5 10 (0.35%) Bluetooth
6 9 (0.31%) SMS
7 7 (0.24%) Hyperconnected
7 7 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.14%) NFC
8 4 (0.14%) RFID
8 4 (0.14%) Skype
9 3 (0.10%) DNS
9 3 (0.10%) Intranet
9 3 (0.10%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.035%) FTP
10 1 (0.035%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.035%) SMTP
10 1 (0.035%) SSH
10 1 (0.035%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 878 (30.41%) SQL Server
2 356 (12.33%) MySQL
3 219 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 194 (6.72%) NoSQL
5 185 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 178 (6.17%) SQL Server 2016
7 155 (5.37%) MongoDB
8 149 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
9 117 (4.05%) Relational Database
10 111 (3.84%) Power BI
11 104 (3.60%) Big Data
12 103 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 75 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
14 66 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 49 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
16 43 (1.49%) Redis
17 36 (1.25%) MariaDB
18 34 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
19 28 (0.97%) RavenDB
20 25 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 429 (14.86%) Git (software)
2 166 (5.75%) Visual Studio
3 155 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 121 (4.19%) JIRA
5 109 (3.78%) gulp
6 98 (3.39%) Grunt
6 98 (3.39%) Jenkins
7 85 (2.94%) webpack
8 66 (2.29%) Subversion
9 62 (2.15%) Maven
10 48 (1.66%) Selenium
11 46 (1.59%) NUnit
12 42 (1.45%) Gradle
13 39 (1.35%) TeamCity
14 29 (1.00%) MSTest
15 27 (0.94%) Cucumber
15 27 (0.94%) JUnit
16 25 (0.87%) PHPUnit
17 24 (0.83%) Mercurial
18 20 (0.69%) Jasmine
General
1 369 (12.78%) Finance
2 135 (4.68%) Retail
3 109 (3.78%) Games
4 94 (3.26%) Marketing
5 73 (2.53%) Banking
6 50 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 44 (1.52%) Legal
8 39 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 36 (1.25%) Advertising
10 19 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (0.62%) Electronics
12 15 (0.52%) Publishing
13 14 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.45%) Automotive
14 13 (0.45%) Back Office
15 9 (0.31%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.28%) Law
17 3 (0.10%) Multimedia
18 2 (0.069%) International Banking
18 2 (0.069%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,128 (39.07%) .NET
2 1,061 (36.75%) HTML
3 996 (34.50%) CSS
4 737 (25.53%) AngularJS
5 661 (22.90%) ASP.NET
6 447 (15.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 382 (13.23%) RESTful
8 365 (12.64%) React
9 357 (12.37%) jQuery
10 314 (10.88%) Web Services
11 312 (10.81%) HTML5
12 310 (10.74%) Node.js
13 290 (10.05%) ASP.NET Web API
14 264 (9.14%) .NET Framework
15 243 (8.42%) XML
16 225 (7.79%) .NET Core
17 218 (7.55%) CSS3
18 216 (7.48%) Spring
19 188 (6.51%) REST
20 182 (6.30%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 268 (9.28%) Greenfield Project
2 234 (8.11%) User Experience
3 154 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 117 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 101 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
6 94 (3.26%) Fintech
7 84 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
8 48 (1.66%) Algorithms
9 35 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
10 29 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 26 (0.90%) Life Science
12 20 (0.69%) Replication
13 19 (0.66%) Blog
13 19 (0.66%) PMI
14 18 (0.62%) Derivative
15 17 (0.59%) BBC
15 17 (0.59%) iPhone
15 17 (0.59%) NHS
15 17 (0.59%) Social Media
16 15 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 155 (5.37%) Linux
2 104 (3.60%) Windows
3 97 (3.36%) Android
4 77 (2.67%) Apple iOS
5 31 (1.07%) Unix
6 16 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.24%) Debian
9 5 (0.17%) watchOS
10 4 (0.14%) AIX
11 3 (0.10%) CentOS
11 3 (0.10%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.069%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.069%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.035%) MVS
13 1 (0.035%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.035%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,170 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
2 874 (30.27%) MVC
3 507 (17.56%) TDD
4 361 (12.50%) OO
5 358 (12.40%) Software Engineering
6 327 (11.33%) Front End Development
6 327 (11.33%) Web Development
7 317 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
8 315 (10.91%) Scrum
9 305 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
10 283 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
11 256 (8.87%) DevOps
12 233 (8.07%) BDD
13 220 (7.62%) OOP
14 213 (7.38%) Microservices
15 200 (6.93%) Computer Science
16 192 (6.65%) SDLC
17 181 (6.27%) Web Application Development
18 174 (6.03%) E-Commerce
19 164 (5.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,300 (45.03%) JavaScript
2 1,197 (41.46%) C#
3 805 (27.88%) SQL
4 544 (18.84%) Java
5 443 (15.34%) PHP
6 268 (9.28%) T-SQL
7 192 (6.65%) Python
8 146 (5.06%) C++
9 105 (3.64%) Ruby
10 101 (3.50%) TypeScript
11 78 (2.70%) ES6
12 75 (2.60%) Java 8
13 69 (2.39%) VB.NET
14 63 (2.18%) C
15 60 (2.08%) Objective-C
16 48 (1.66%) Apple Swift
17 46 (1.59%) PL/SQL
18 34 (1.18%) R
18 34 (1.18%) Shell Script
19 32 (1.11%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 251 (8.69%) Degree
2 90 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (0.66%) PMI Certification
4 14 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (0.45%) Security Cleared
6 12 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.24%) PhD
8 5 (0.17%) MCSD
9 4 (0.14%) MCP
10 3 (0.10%) HND
10 3 (0.10%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.069%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.069%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.069%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 1 (0.035%) IBM WebSphere Certification
12 1 (0.035%) MCSA
12 1 (0.035%) MCTS
12 1 (0.035%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.035%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (1.84%) QA
2 24 (0.83%) GDPR
3 9 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.069%) SLA
5 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.035%) WCAG
System Software
1 211 (7.31%) Docker
2 9 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.035%) HDFS
5 1 (0.035%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 41 (1.42%) Kubernetes
2 33 (1.14%) Ansible
3 27 (0.94%) Terraform
4 21 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (0.66%) SQL Sentry
6 9 (0.31%) CA Service Virtualization
7 7 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.21%) Mesos
9 5 (0.17%) PingFederate
10 4 (0.14%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.10%) Ganglia
11 3 (0.10%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.10%) Kibana
12 2 (0.069%) logstash
12 2 (0.069%) Puppet
13 1 (0.035%) Consul
13 1 (0.035%) HockeyApp
13 1 (0.035%) Rancher
13 1 (0.035%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.035%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 471 (16.31%) Microsoft
2 113 (3.91%) Oracle
3 74 (2.56%) Google
4 48 (1.66%) Facebook
5 43 (1.49%) Adobe
6 41 (1.42%) Zend
7 38 (1.32%) Apple
8 31 (1.07%) Tableau
8 31 (1.07%) Xamarin
9 25 (0.87%) Twitter
10 21 (0.73%) RedGate
10 21 (0.73%) SAP
11 20 (0.69%) Pega
12 17 (0.59%) Sitecore
12 17 (0.59%) Sony
13 16 (0.55%) IBM
14 15 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (0.52%) YouTube
15 14 (0.48%) Cognos
15 14 (0.48%) Informatica