Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,643 2,544 2,896
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 28.58% 32.49% 28.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.94% 33.80% 29.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,453 2,187 2,454
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,150 £28,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +7.41%
75th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 5,488 7,527 9,804
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 96.14% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4,604 5,993 7,704
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +4.65%
75th Percentile £60,625 £58,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 0 1,087 £47,500 - 446
Cheshire +1 284 £45,000 +3.15% 108
Lancashire 0 143 £40,000 -5.88% 49
Merseyside -1 100 £42,500 -5.56% 42
Cumbria +10 14 £42,500 +13.33% 14
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 806 (49.06%) JavaScript
2 545 (33.17%) SQL
3 534 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
4 524 (31.89%) HTML
5 514 (31.28%) CSS
6 492 (29.95%) .NET
7 491 (29.88%) C#
8 396 (24.10%) MVC
9 357 (21.73%) PHP
10 341 (20.75%) React
11 339 (20.63%) SQL Server
12 277 (16.86%) AngularJS
13 276 (16.80%) Azure
14 274 (16.68%) Git (software)
15 260 (15.82%) MySQL
16 242 (14.73%) .NET Core
17 241 (14.67%) Node.js
18 226 (13.76%) AWS
19 218 (13.27%) Docker
20 216 (13.15%) Web Development
21 214 (13.02%) jQuery
21 214 (13.02%) TDD
22 206 (12.54%) Java
23 202 (12.29%) DevOps
24 201 (12.23%) ASP.NET
25 197 (11.99%) Software Engineering
25 197 (11.99%) Front End Development
26 194 (11.81%) Laravel
27 181 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
28 177 (10.77%) Vue.js

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 71 (4.32%) CMS
2 54 (3.29%) WordPress
3 21 (1.28%) IIS
3 21 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.22%) Confluence
5 18 (1.10%) Apache
5 18 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
6 16 (0.97%) EPiServer
6 16 (0.97%) Umbraco
7 13 (0.79%) Apache Spark
7 13 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (0.61%) Drupal
8 10 (0.61%) Kentico
9 9 (0.55%) nginx
9 9 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (0.49%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.30%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.30%) Mendix
Applications
1 14 (0.85%) Photoshop
2 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.67%) Adobe XD
3 11 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.061%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.061%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 27 (1.64%) Magento
2 14 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.61%) nopCommerce
4 8 (0.49%) Shopify
5 7 (0.43%) Visualfiles
6 5 (0.30%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.30%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.061%) Infor LN
8 1 (0.061%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.061%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.061%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.061%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.061%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 276 (16.80%) Azure
2 226 (13.76%) AWS
3 77 (4.69%) Power Platform
4 58 (3.53%) SaaS
5 47 (2.86%) Serverless
6 32 (1.95%) GCP
7 21 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
8 17 (1.03%) GitHub
9 15 (0.91%) Microsoft 365
10 14 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (0.79%) PowerApps
12 12 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
12 12 (0.73%) npm
13 8 (0.49%) PaaS
13 8 (0.49%) Power Automate
14 6 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.37%) Firebase
14 6 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.85%) FTP
2 12 (0.73%) Internet
3 9 (0.55%) Network Security
4 8 (0.49%) HTTP
5 3 (0.18%) SSH
6 2 (0.12%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (0.12%) DNS
6 2 (0.12%) Intranet
6 2 (0.12%) PSTN
6 2 (0.12%) VoIP
7 1 (0.061%) Extranet
7 1 (0.061%) Skype
7 1 (0.061%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.061%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 260 (15.82%) MySQL
3 97 (5.90%) MongoDB
4 80 (4.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 66 (4.02%) Power BI
8 57 (3.47%) NoSQL
9 50 (3.04%) Relational Database
10 46 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
11 35 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 28 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
13 19 (1.16%) QlikView
14 16 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
15 14 (0.85%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.79%) Tableau
17 12 (0.73%) OLTP
17 12 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
18 11 (0.67%) Apache Hive
18 11 (0.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 274 (16.68%) Git (software)
2 47 (2.86%) JIRA
3 46 (2.80%) Visual Studio
4 45 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 45 (2.74%) webpack
5 42 (2.56%) gulp
6 30 (1.83%) Grunt
7 27 (1.64%) Selenium
8 22 (1.34%) Gradle
8 22 (1.34%) MSTest
9 21 (1.28%) Bitbucket
9 21 (1.28%) JUnit
10 20 (1.22%) Cucumber
10 20 (1.22%) Subversion
11 19 (1.16%) Vagrant
12 17 (1.03%) Maven
13 16 (0.97%) GitLab
13 16 (0.97%) IntelliJ
13 16 (0.97%) TeamCity
14 13 (0.79%) JMeter
General
1 133 (8.09%) Finance
2 82 (4.99%) Retail
3 57 (3.47%) Law
4 43 (2.62%) Legal
5 37 (2.25%) Games
5 37 (2.25%) Marketing
6 24 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.46%) Public Sector
7 23 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.10%) Automotive
9 16 (0.97%) Banking
10 14 (0.85%) Local Government
11 11 (0.67%) Electronics
12 10 (0.61%) Back Office
12 10 (0.61%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.24%) Front Office
14 4 (0.24%) Housing Association
15 3 (0.18%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.12%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 524 (31.89%) HTML
2 514 (31.28%) CSS
3 492 (29.95%) .NET
4 341 (20.75%) React
5 277 (16.86%) AngularJS
6 242 (14.73%) .NET Core
7 241 (14.67%) Node.js
8 214 (13.02%) jQuery
9 201 (12.23%) ASP.NET
10 194 (11.81%) Laravel
11 177 (10.77%) HTML5
11 177 (10.77%) Vue.js
12 154 (9.37%) CSS3
13 145 (8.83%) REST
14 136 (8.28%) .NET Framework
15 122 (7.43%) RESTful
16 114 (6.94%) Web Services
17 108 (6.57%) Symfony
18 99 (6.03%) ASP.NET Web API
19 82 (4.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 141 (8.58%) Greenfield Project
2 117 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (6.76%) User Experience
4 101 (6.15%) Mobile App
5 26 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.22%) Cloud Native
8 19 (1.16%) NHS
9 17 (1.03%) Blog
10 16 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 13 (0.79%) e-Learning
12 12 (0.73%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.61%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.37%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.37%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.30%) Enterprise Cloud
15 5 (0.30%) Linux Command Line
16 4 (0.24%) Cyberthreat
16 4 (0.24%) Derivative
16 4 (0.24%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 157 (9.56%) Linux
2 44 (2.68%) Android
3 41 (2.50%) Windows
4 36 (2.19%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.28%) Unix
6 19 (1.16%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.30%) CentOS
9 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.061%) Debian
11 1 (0.061%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (24.10%) MVC
3 216 (13.15%) Web Development
4 214 (13.02%) TDD
5 202 (12.29%) DevOps
6 197 (11.99%) Front End Development
6 197 (11.99%) Software Engineering
7 181 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
8 166 (10.10%) Microservices
9 163 (9.92%) E-Commerce
10 145 (8.83%) Scrum
11 144 (8.76%) OOP
12 120 (7.30%) OO
13 110 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
14 91 (5.54%) Unit Testing
15 80 (4.87%) ETL
16 74 (4.50%) Test Automation
17 67 (4.08%) SDLC
18 66 (4.02%) Fintech
18 66 (4.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 806 (49.06%) JavaScript
2 545 (33.17%) SQL
3 491 (29.88%) C#
4 357 (21.73%) PHP
5 206 (12.54%) Java
6 127 (7.73%) Python
7 119 (7.24%) TypeScript
8 100 (6.09%) T-SQL
9 75 (4.56%) Go
10 41 (2.50%) ES6
11 34 (2.07%) C++
12 27 (1.64%) Ruby
13 19 (1.16%) Kotlin
14 17 (1.03%) PL/SQL
15 16 (0.97%) VB.NET
16 15 (0.91%) C
16 15 (0.91%) PowerShell
17 14 (0.85%) Groovy
18 13 (0.79%) PHP 7
19 12 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 131 (7.97%) Degree
2 40 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.03%) Security Cleared
4 14 (0.85%) PhD
5 13 (0.79%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.37%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.12%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.061%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.061%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.061%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.061%) MCAD
9 1 (0.061%) MCSA
9 1 (0.061%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.47%) QA
2 14 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.61%) GDPR
3 10 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.61%) WAI
4 6 (0.37%) WCAG
5 2 (0.12%) SLA
6 1 (0.061%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 218 (13.27%) Docker
2 5 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.18%) KVM
3 3 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 84 (5.11%) Kubernetes
2 62 (3.77%) Terraform
3 27 (1.64%) Packer
4 21 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.16%) Ansible
6 7 (0.43%) Puppet
7 5 (0.30%) Grafana
7 5 (0.30%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.24%) Graphite
8 4 (0.24%) Kibana
8 4 (0.24%) logstash
9 3 (0.18%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.12%) Consul
10 2 (0.12%) Opsview
10 2 (0.12%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.061%) Rancher
11 1 (0.061%) Salt
Vendors
1 156 (9.49%) Microsoft
2 89 (5.42%) Zend
3 47 (2.86%) Oracle
4 29 (1.77%) Google
5 26 (1.58%) Adobe
6 23 (1.40%) Sitecore
6 23 (1.40%) Xamarin
7 16 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 14 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (0.85%) SAP
8 14 (0.85%) Telerik
9 12 (0.73%) Apple
9 12 (0.73%) Aquila
10 5 (0.30%) Ab Initio
10 5 (0.30%) Dell
10 5 (0.30%) HP
10 5 (0.30%) Informatica
10 5 (0.30%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.24%) AppDynamics
11 4 (0.24%) Red Hat