Period
to 23 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 January 2021.

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
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,571 2,832 3,172
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 32.46% 32.27% 29.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.48% 33.43% 31.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,827 2,659 3,071
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 4,693 8,471 10,231
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.96% 96.52% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,969 6,767 8,414
Median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £73,550 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 23 January 2021.

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 23 January 2021. 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 1,036 £50,000 +5.26% 374
Cheshire 0 324 £47,500 +11.76% 124
Lancashire +1 109 £40,000 +1.27% 58
Merseyside -2 75 £45,000 - 60
Cumbria +7 10 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, 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.

1 755 (48.06%) JavaScript
2 566 (36.03%) .NET
3 519 (33.04%) C#
4 511 (32.53%) HTML
4 511 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
5 496 (31.57%) CSS
6 491 (31.25%) SQL
7 375 (23.87%) MVC
8 364 (23.17%) React
9 301 (19.16%) SQL Server
10 300 (19.10%) AngularJS
11 277 (17.63%) .NET Core
12 271 (17.25%) PHP
13 257 (16.36%) ASP.NET
14 242 (15.40%) Azure
15 241 (15.34%) Git (software)
16 233 (14.83%) Node.js
17 216 (13.75%) DevOps
18 211 (13.43%) TDD
19 209 (13.30%) MySQL
20 208 (13.24%) Front End Development
21 198 (12.60%) Web Development
22 197 (12.54%) Microservices
23 191 (12.16%) Java
23 191 (12.16%) E-Commerce
24 187 (11.90%) Docker
25 179 (11.39%) AWS
26 174 (11.08%) jQuery
27 164 (10.44%) Software Engineering
28 155 (9.87%) REST

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 63 (4.01%) CMS
2 44 (2.80%) WordPress
3 23 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.15%) Apache
5 17 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (1.08%) IIS
6 16 (1.02%) Umbraco
7 14 (0.89%) EPiServer
8 13 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (0.76%) IBM Domino
10 11 (0.70%) Confluence
11 10 (0.64%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.64%) Kentico
12 9 (0.57%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.51%) nginx
14 7 (0.45%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.38%) NServiceBus
16 5 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (0.70%) Photoshop
2 9 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.38%) Adobe XD
5 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.064%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 46 (2.93%) Magento
2 17 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.83%) Shopify
4 10 (0.64%) nopCommerce
5 5 (0.32%) OpenCart
6 4 (0.25%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.064%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.064%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.064%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 242 (15.40%) Azure
2 179 (11.39%) AWS
3 75 (4.77%) Power Platform
4 45 (2.86%) SaaS
5 38 (2.42%) Serverless
6 25 (1.59%) GCP
7 21 (1.34%) GitHub
8 17 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.64%) npm
12 9 (0.57%) PowerApps
13 8 (0.51%) Office 365
14 7 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 7 (0.45%) Boomi
14 7 (0.45%) NuGet
15 5 (0.32%) Firebase
15 5 (0.32%) PaaS
15 5 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.64%) Internet
2 7 (0.45%) HTTP
3 6 (0.38%) FTP
4 5 (0.32%) Network Security
5 3 (0.19%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.064%) Extranet
7 1 (0.064%) SSH
7 1 (0.064%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (19.16%) SQL Server
2 209 (13.30%) MySQL
3 90 (5.73%) MongoDB
4 74 (4.71%) NoSQL
5 67 (4.26%) Power BI
5 67 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 64 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
7 55 (3.50%) Relational Database
8 54 (3.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 42 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
10 38 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (1.02%) Big Data
12 15 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
12 15 (0.95%) Tableau
13 11 (0.70%) Redis
13 11 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.64%) Data Lake
14 10 (0.64%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
15 9 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 241 (15.34%) Git (software)
2 48 (3.06%) JIRA
3 47 (2.99%) Visual Studio
4 46 (2.93%) Jenkins
5 43 (2.74%) webpack
6 34 (2.16%) gulp
7 31 (1.97%) TeamCity
8 29 (1.85%) Grunt
9 28 (1.78%) Selenium
10 23 (1.46%) JUnit
11 21 (1.34%) Gradle
12 20 (1.27%) Cucumber
12 20 (1.27%) Vagrant
13 19 (1.21%) Bitbucket
14 18 (1.15%) IntelliJ
15 16 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
16 14 (0.89%) MSTest
17 13 (0.83%) GitLab
18 12 (0.76%) Maven
18 12 (0.76%) NUnit
General
1 132 (8.40%) Finance
2 70 (4.46%) Retail
3 34 (2.16%) Games
4 33 (2.10%) Marketing
5 31 (1.97%) Law
6 21 (1.34%) Legal
7 19 (1.21%) Public Sector
7 19 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.02%) Local Government
9 13 (0.83%) Automotive
9 13 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.76%) Back Office
11 10 (0.64%) Electronics
12 6 (0.38%) Banking
12 6 (0.38%) Housing Association
13 4 (0.25%) Advertising
13 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.19%) Front Office
14 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.13%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 566 (36.03%) .NET
2 511 (32.53%) HTML
3 496 (31.57%) CSS
4 364 (23.17%) React
5 300 (19.10%) AngularJS
6 277 (17.63%) .NET Core
7 257 (16.36%) ASP.NET
8 233 (14.83%) Node.js
9 174 (11.08%) jQuery
10 155 (9.87%) REST
11 151 (9.61%) .NET Framework
12 142 (9.04%) Laravel
13 140 (8.91%) Vue.js
14 134 (8.53%) HTML5
15 118 (7.51%) RESTful
16 112 (7.13%) ASP.NET Web API
17 110 (7.00%) CSS3
18 107 (6.81%) Web Services
19 89 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC
20 77 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 129 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
3 118 (7.51%) User Experience
4 92 (5.86%) Mobile App
5 31 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (1.15%) NHS
8 17 (1.08%) Blog
9 13 (0.83%) Cloud Native
9 13 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 13 (0.83%) e-Learning
10 9 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (0.51%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.51%) PlayStation
12 7 (0.45%) Social Media
13 6 (0.38%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.32%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (0.32%) Management Information System
15 4 (0.25%) Enterprise Cloud
15 4 (0.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 114 (7.26%) Linux
2 52 (3.31%) Android
3 44 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 32 (2.04%) Windows
5 15 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.57%) CentOS
7 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.25%) Unix
8 1 (0.064%) Debian
8 1 (0.064%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (23.87%) MVC
3 216 (13.75%) DevOps
4 211 (13.43%) TDD
5 208 (13.24%) Front End Development
6 198 (12.60%) Web Development
7 197 (12.54%) Microservices
8 191 (12.16%) E-Commerce
9 164 (10.44%) Software Engineering
10 142 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
11 132 (8.40%) OO
12 118 (7.51%) OOP
13 104 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
14 91 (5.79%) Scrum
15 84 (5.35%) Test Automation
16 76 (4.84%) Unit Testing
17 75 (4.77%) Continuous Integration
18 74 (4.71%) Mentoring
19 72 (4.58%) Analytical Thinking
20 70 (4.46%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 755 (48.06%) JavaScript
2 519 (33.04%) C#
3 491 (31.25%) SQL
4 271 (17.25%) PHP
5 191 (12.16%) Java
6 118 (7.51%) TypeScript
7 87 (5.54%) Python
8 65 (4.14%) T-SQL
9 49 (3.12%) Go
10 40 (2.55%) ES6
11 24 (1.53%) C++
12 23 (1.46%) Kotlin
13 18 (1.15%) Java 8
14 15 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 15 (0.95%) Groovy
15 14 (0.89%) Ruby
15 14 (0.89%) VB.NET
16 12 (0.76%) PHP 7
17 11 (0.70%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.64%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 102 (6.49%) Degree
2 28 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.27%) PhD
4 19 (1.21%) Security Cleared
5 11 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.13%) MCSA
8 2 (0.13%) MCSE
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.064%) HNC
9 1 (0.064%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.064%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.20%) QA
2 10 (0.64%) WAI
3 8 (0.51%) GDPR
4 7 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.19%) WCAG
7 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 187 (11.90%) Docker
2 3 (0.19%) KVM
2 3 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 74 (4.71%) Kubernetes
2 29 (1.85%) Terraform
3 22 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.89%) Packer
5 12 (0.76%) Ansible
6 7 (0.45%) Puppet
7 6 (0.38%) Kibana
7 6 (0.38%) logstash
8 4 (0.25%) Grafana
9 3 (0.19%) cPanel
10 2 (0.13%) Graphite
10 2 (0.13%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.13%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.064%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.064%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.064%) Rancher
11 1 (0.064%) Salt
Vendors
1 154 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 65 (4.14%) Zend
3 40 (2.55%) Oracle
4 26 (1.65%) Google
5 22 (1.40%) Xamarin
6 20 (1.27%) Adobe
6 20 (1.27%) SAP
7 15 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (0.89%) Sitecore
9 12 (0.76%) Aquila
10 9 (0.57%) MuleSoft
11 8 (0.51%) Apple
12 6 (0.38%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.25%) Ab Initio
13 4 (0.25%) Cognos
13 4 (0.25%) Lotus
13 4 (0.25%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.25%) Telerik
14 3 (0.19%) Dell
14 3 (0.19%) IBM