Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 4,353 4,353 3,548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.94% 35.14% 29.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.05% 36.36% 31.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3,846 3,973 3,249
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
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 12,421 11,972 11,431
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 96.65% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 10,012 10,061 9,543
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 February 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 February 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 2,617 £42,500 +6.25% 531
Cheshire -2 1,062 £42,500 +6.25% 204
Merseyside 0 318 £40,000 +6.67% 84
Lancashire 0 288 £35,000 - 86
Cumbria +1 11 £38,000 +12.59% 3
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 2,031 (46.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1,852 (42.55%) JavaScript
3 1,785 (41.01%) C#
4 1,761 (40.45%) .NET
5 1,627 (37.38%) MVC
6 1,525 (35.03%) HTML
7 1,486 (34.14%) CSS
8 1,363 (31.31%) SQL Server
9 1,245 (28.60%) SQL
10 1,167 (26.81%) ASP.NET
11 953 (21.89%) AngularJS
12 906 (20.81%) PHP
12 906 (20.81%) jQuery
13 895 (20.56%) Java
14 890 (20.45%) TDD
15 728 (16.72%) ASP.NET MVC
16 725 (16.66%) Git (software)
17 685 (15.74%) MySQL
18 645 (14.82%) Web Services
19 637 (14.63%) Web Development
20 628 (14.43%) Scrum
21 598 (13.74%) Microsoft
22 593 (13.62%) RESTful
23 588 (13.51%) Finance
24 563 (12.93%) Node.js
25 553 (12.70%) OO
26 552 (12.68%) HTML5
27 504 (11.58%) ASP.NET Web API
28 498 (11.44%) BDD
29 495 (11.37%) .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
1 180 (4.14%) CMS
2 144 (3.31%) Apache
3 112 (2.57%) WordPress
4 97 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
5 85 (1.95%) Tomcat
6 64 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 64 (1.47%) Umbraco
7 58 (1.33%) nginx
8 54 (1.24%) JBoss
9 45 (1.03%) WebSphere
10 40 (0.92%) IIS
11 39 (0.90%) Drupal
12 38 (0.87%) Confluence
13 32 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
14 28 (0.64%) EPiServer
15 20 (0.46%) Apache Spark
16 14 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 13 (0.30%) Jetty
17 13 (0.30%) Mule
17 13 (0.30%) Tornado
Applications
1 61 (1.40%) Photoshop
2 51 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 12 (0.28%) Chatbot
6 11 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.069%) GIMP
8 3 (0.069%) Maya
8 3 (0.069%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.069%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.069%) SPSS
9 2 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.046%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.023%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.023%) HipChat
10 1 (0.023%) NUKE
10 1 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.023%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 189 (4.34%) Magento
2 43 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
5 16 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.25%) Shopify
7 8 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
7 8 (0.18%) Elite 3E
8 6 (0.14%) Workfront
9 5 (0.11%) BASE24
9 5 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
9 5 (0.11%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.069%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.069%) Cognos Planning
11 3 (0.069%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.069%) Visualfiles
12 2 (0.046%) OpenCart
12 2 (0.046%) SAP GRC
12 2 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 321 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
2 264 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (1.77%) SaaS
4 73 (1.68%) GitHub
5 60 (1.38%) npm
6 51 (1.17%) Google Play
7 28 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
9 20 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 18 (0.41%) Office 365
11 17 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.37%) DigitalOcean
13 15 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.30%) Google App Engine
15 12 (0.28%) Google Analytics
16 11 (0.25%) Firebase
16 11 (0.25%) Route 53
17 10 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 10 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 75 (1.72%) Internet
2 67 (1.54%) HTTP
3 42 (0.96%) Broadband
4 24 (0.55%) Intranet
5 18 (0.41%) SSL
6 12 (0.28%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.21%) SMS
8 5 (0.11%) Skype
9 4 (0.092%) SSH
9 4 (0.092%) WAN
9 4 (0.092%) WinSCP
10 3 (0.069%) Asterisk PBX
10 3 (0.069%) VoIP
11 2 (0.046%) Firewall
11 2 (0.046%) POP3
11 2 (0.046%) RTSP
11 2 (0.046%) SMTP
11 2 (0.046%) Wireless
12 1 (0.023%) ATM
12 1 (0.023%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,363 (31.31%) SQL Server
2 685 (15.74%) MySQL
3 331 (7.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 287 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 274 (6.29%) NoSQL
6 230 (5.28%) MongoDB
7 224 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 209 (4.80%) SQL Server 2014
9 192 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
10 147 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 123 (2.83%) Relational Database
12 96 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 95 (2.18%) Big Data
14 92 (2.11%) Power BI
15 85 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
16 67 (1.54%) Oracle Database
17 54 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
18 49 (1.13%) RDBMS
19 43 (0.99%) RavenDB
20 42 (0.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 725 (16.66%) Git (software)
2 162 (3.72%) Visual Studio
3 160 (3.68%) Jenkins
4 145 (3.33%) Subversion
5 143 (3.29%) JIRA
6 124 (2.85%) gulp
7 119 (2.73%) TeamCity
8 114 (2.62%) Grunt
9 104 (2.39%) Selenium
9 104 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 88 (2.02%) NUnit
11 79 (1.81%) JUnit
12 70 (1.61%) Maven
13 68 (1.56%) MSTest
14 67 (1.54%) webpack
15 59 (1.36%) Cucumber
16 55 (1.26%) Bitbucket
17 53 (1.22%) Gradle
18 46 (1.06%) PHPUnit
19 41 (0.94%) Eclipse
General
1 588 (13.51%) Finance
2 305 (7.01%) Retail
3 300 (6.89%) Advertising
4 197 (4.53%) Games
5 146 (3.35%) Marketing
6 109 (2.50%) Banking
7 102 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 99 (2.27%) Legal
9 63 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 35 (0.80%) Automotive
11 33 (0.76%) Law
12 26 (0.60%) Back Office
13 25 (0.57%) Music Industry
14 23 (0.53%) Multimedia
15 22 (0.51%) Electronics
16 21 (0.48%) Investment Banking
17 15 (0.34%) Retail Banking
18 13 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.18%) Publishing
20 6 (0.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,761 (40.45%) .NET
2 1,525 (35.03%) HTML
3 1,486 (34.14%) CSS
4 1,167 (26.81%) ASP.NET
5 953 (21.89%) AngularJS
6 906 (20.81%) jQuery
7 728 (16.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 645 (14.82%) Web Services
9 593 (13.62%) RESTful
10 563 (12.93%) Node.js
11 552 (12.68%) HTML5
12 504 (11.58%) ASP.NET Web API
13 495 (11.37%) .NET Framework
14 452 (10.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 425 (9.76%) CSS3
16 413 (9.49%) React
17 404 (9.28%) WCF
18 387 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 345 (7.93%) Spring
20 336 (7.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 310 (7.12%) Greenfield Project
2 307 (7.05%) User Experience
3 234 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 205 (4.71%) Computer Science
5 196 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
6 115 (2.64%) Fintech
7 93 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 61 (1.40%) iPhone
9 56 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 45 (1.03%) Social Network
11 31 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
12 27 (0.62%) Client/Server
13 26 (0.60%) Data Structures
13 26 (0.60%) Xbox
14 25 (0.57%) Social Media
15 23 (0.53%) e-Learning
15 23 (0.53%) RIA
16 22 (0.51%) NHS
17 21 (0.48%) Graphic Design
17 21 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 302 (6.94%) Linux
2 228 (5.24%) Windows
3 209 (4.80%) Android
4 189 (4.34%) Apple iOS
5 66 (1.52%) Unix
6 29 (0.67%) Ubuntu
7 21 (0.48%) Debian
8 18 (0.41%) Mac OS
8 18 (0.41%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.16%) CentOS
10 4 (0.092%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.092%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.092%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.092%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.069%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.069%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.046%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.046%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.046%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.046%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,031 (46.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1,627 (37.38%) MVC
3 890 (20.45%) TDD
4 637 (14.63%) Web Development
5 628 (14.43%) Scrum
6 553 (12.70%) OO
7 498 (11.44%) BDD
8 490 (11.26%) Front End Development
9 442 (10.15%) Web Application Development
10 418 (9.60%) Software Engineering
11 366 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
12 363 (8.34%) E-Commerce
13 356 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
14 338 (7.76%) OOP
15 292 (6.71%) SDLC
16 235 (5.40%) Unit Testing
17 230 (5.28%) Dependency Injection
18 221 (5.08%) Kanban
19 220 (5.05%) Test Automation
20 197 (4.53%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,852 (42.55%) JavaScript
2 1,785 (41.01%) C#
3 1,245 (28.60%) SQL
4 906 (20.81%) PHP
5 895 (20.56%) Java
6 378 (8.68%) T-SQL
7 337 (7.74%) Ruby
8 181 (4.16%) Python
9 164 (3.77%) VB.NET
10 105 (2.41%) C
11 104 (2.39%) C++
12 99 (2.27%) TypeScript
13 88 (2.02%) PL/SQL
14 80 (1.84%) Objective-C
15 77 (1.77%) VB
16 75 (1.72%) F#
17 58 (1.33%) Apple Swift
18 57 (1.31%) VBA
19 53 (1.22%) ES6
19 53 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 369 (8.48%) Degree
2 97 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (0.46%) HND
5 19 (0.44%) Security Cleared
6 14 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 14 (0.32%) MCP
6 14 (0.32%) Sun Certification
7 12 (0.28%) SC Cleared
8 11 (0.25%) MCSE
9 10 (0.23%) ISEB
9 10 (0.23%) MCSA
10 7 (0.16%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.11%) CISSP
11 5 (0.11%) CSSLP
12 4 (0.092%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.069%) MCPD
13 3 (0.069%) MCSD
13 3 (0.069%) PhD
13 3 (0.069%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (2.85%) QA
2 19 (0.44%) SLA
3 16 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.21%) PMO
5 4 (0.092%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.092%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.069%) GDPR
7 1 (0.023%) GCP
System Software
1 114 (2.62%) Docker
2 28 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.14%) Varnish
4 4 (0.092%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (0.069%) LXC
6 2 (0.046%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.023%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 70 (1.61%) Kibana
2 32 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 32 (0.74%) WSUS
3 25 (0.57%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.21%) Puppet
5 5 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.092%) Ansible
6 4 (0.092%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.092%) Terraform
7 3 (0.069%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.069%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.069%) WMI
8 2 (0.046%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.046%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.046%) SCCM
9 1 (0.023%) Consul
9 1 (0.023%) Oozie
9 1 (0.023%) Packer
9 1 (0.023%) Plesk
9 1 (0.023%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 598 (13.74%) Microsoft
2 287 (6.59%) Oracle
3 262 (6.02%) Google
4 134 (3.08%) Zend
5 122 (2.80%) Capita
6 110 (2.53%) SAP
7 95 (2.18%) Twitter
8 87 (2.00%) Xamarin
9 79 (1.81%) Facebook
10 68 (1.56%) Adobe
11 50 (1.15%) Tableau
12 47 (1.08%) Sitecore
13 43 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
14 37 (0.85%) Apple
15 30 (0.69%) hybris
16 27 (0.62%) Cognos
17 25 (0.57%) IBM
18 24 (0.55%) WorldPay
19 18 (0.41%) New Relic
20 14 (0.32%) Sun