Period
to 20 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,736 3,134 4,368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.28% 30.18% 33.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.50% 31.25% 34.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,341 2,725 3,854
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 8,167 10,030 12,482
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.34% 96.59% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6,456 8,140 10,039
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 1,854 £47,500 +5.56% 555
Cheshire -1 507 £42,500 -5.56% 197
Merseyside 0 175 £45,000 +5.88% 85
Lancashire 0 171 £39,000 +4.00% 92
Cumbria -10 16 £35,000 +7.69% 14
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 1,166 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1,156 (42.25%) .NET
3 1,135 (41.48%) JavaScript
4 1,114 (40.72%) C#
5 801 (29.28%) HTML
6 788 (28.80%) SQL
7 757 (27.67%) CSS
8 707 (25.84%) MVC
9 689 (25.18%) SQL Server
10 675 (24.67%) AngularJS
11 529 (19.33%) ASP.NET
12 524 (19.15%) TDD
13 492 (17.98%) PHP
14 482 (17.62%) Java
15 407 (14.88%) Git (software)
16 405 (14.80%) Azure
17 384 (14.04%) React
18 366 (13.38%) Microsoft
19 340 (12.43%) Microservices
20 332 (12.13%) DevOps
21 331 (12.10%) AWS
22 317 (11.59%) Finance
23 310 (11.33%) ASP.NET MVC
24 303 (11.07%) MySQL
25 302 (11.04%) Web Services
26 300 (10.96%) .NET Core
26 300 (10.96%) Greenfield Project
27 298 (10.89%) Front End Development
28 278 (10.16%) OO
29 276 (10.09%) Node.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 83 (3.03%) CMS
2 56 (2.05%) WordPress
3 52 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.02%) Umbraco
5 24 (0.88%) Drupal
6 23 (0.84%) Apache
6 23 (0.84%) IIS
7 22 (0.80%) Apache Spark
8 12 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.40%) Confluence
9 11 (0.40%) nginx
10 10 (0.37%) NServiceBus
11 9 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.29%) Sitefinity
13 7 (0.26%) EPiServer
13 7 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.22%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.18%) Jupyter
15 5 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 31 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.37%) UserZoom
7 7 (0.26%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.22%) Sketch
9 3 (0.11%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.037%) InVision
Business Applications
1 58 (2.12%) Magento
2 49 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.37%) CiviCRM
5 10 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.37%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.26%) Elite 3E
6 7 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.26%) Shopify
7 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
11 2 (0.073%) Oracle iProcurement
11 2 (0.073%) SAP MM
11 2 (0.073%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 405 (14.80%) Azure
2 331 (12.10%) AWS
3 135 (4.93%) Power Platform
4 119 (4.35%) Serverless
5 104 (3.80%) SaaS
6 91 (3.33%) GitHub
7 70 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
8 55 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
9 40 (1.46%) GCP
10 36 (1.32%) Amazon S3
11 25 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
13 14 (0.51%) npm
14 13 (0.48%) AWS IoT
15 11 (0.40%) Slack
16 10 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 10 (0.37%) Datadog
17 9 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
18 8 (0.29%) PaaS
19 7 (0.26%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.32%) Internet
2 22 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
3 21 (0.77%) Bluetooth
4 20 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 19 (0.69%) HTTP
6 17 (0.62%) Wireless
7 15 (0.55%) MQTT
8 11 (0.40%) SNA
9 10 (0.37%) LTE
10 8 (0.29%) SSL
11 7 (0.26%) RFID
12 5 (0.18%) GSM
12 5 (0.18%) NFC
12 5 (0.18%) RS-232
12 5 (0.18%) SMS
13 4 (0.15%) SSH
14 2 (0.073%) Broadband
14 2 (0.073%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.073%) Intranet
15 1 (0.037%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 689 (25.18%) SQL Server
2 303 (11.07%) MySQL
3 169 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 159 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 131 (4.79%) NoSQL
6 115 (4.20%) Power BI
7 100 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
8 92 (3.36%) Relational Database
9 81 (2.96%) MongoDB
10 77 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 55 (2.01%) Big Data
12 42 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
13 37 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
14 32 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
15 30 (1.10%) Oracle Database
16 29 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 26 (0.95%) Redis
18 22 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
18 22 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
19 20 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 407 (14.88%) Git (software)
2 132 (4.82%) Visual Studio
3 86 (3.14%) Maven
3 86 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 79 (2.89%) JIRA
5 67 (2.45%) Jenkins
6 56 (2.05%) Subversion
7 47 (1.72%) Gradle
8 45 (1.64%) Selenium
9 44 (1.61%) webpack
10 30 (1.10%) gulp
11 28 (1.02%) Eclipse
11 28 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
12 26 (0.95%) GitLab
12 26 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
13 24 (0.88%) Mercurial
14 23 (0.84%) JUnit
14 23 (0.84%) NetBeans
15 22 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 22 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 317 (11.59%) Finance
2 136 (4.97%) Retail
3 84 (3.07%) Marketing
4 69 (2.52%) Manufacturing
5 67 (2.45%) Law
6 64 (2.34%) Legal
7 45 (1.64%) Games
8 34 (1.24%) Automotive
9 33 (1.21%) Public Sector
10 30 (1.10%) Telecoms
11 29 (1.06%) Banking
12 25 (0.91%) Electronics
13 20 (0.73%) Back Office
14 13 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.33%) Advertising
16 8 (0.29%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.26%) Housing Association
17 7 (0.26%) Publishing
18 4 (0.15%) Aerospace
19 3 (0.11%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,156 (42.25%) .NET
2 801 (29.28%) HTML
3 757 (27.67%) CSS
4 675 (24.67%) AngularJS
5 529 (19.33%) ASP.NET
6 384 (14.04%) React
7 310 (11.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 302 (11.04%) Web Services
9 300 (10.96%) .NET Core
10 276 (10.09%) Node.js
11 275 (10.05%) jQuery
12 250 (9.14%) ASP.NET Web API
13 238 (8.70%) Laravel
14 230 (8.41%) .NET Framework
15 223 (8.15%) HTML5
16 206 (7.53%) RESTful
17 192 (7.02%) Vue.js
18 183 (6.69%) REST
19 166 (6.07%) Spring
20 160 (5.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 300 (10.96%) Greenfield Project
2 167 (6.10%) User Experience
3 135 (4.93%) Mobile App
4 117 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
5 85 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
6 77 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
7 37 (1.35%) Data Structures
8 33 (1.21%) Algorithms
9 30 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
10 29 (1.06%) Blog
11 25 (0.91%) Internet of Things
12 20 (0.73%) Data Centre
12 20 (0.73%) Private Cloud
12 20 (0.73%) Social Media
13 19 (0.69%) NHS
14 17 (0.62%) Management Information System
15 16 (0.58%) Social Network
16 14 (0.51%) N-Tier
17 12 (0.44%) Animation
18 11 (0.40%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 173 (6.32%) Linux
2 114 (4.17%) Windows
3 109 (3.98%) Android
4 97 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 45 (1.64%) Unix
6 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.22%) CentOS
7 6 (0.22%) VMS
7 6 (0.22%) watchOS
8 5 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.11%) AIX
10 3 (0.11%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.073%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.073%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.037%) Debian
12 1 (0.037%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.037%) VME
12 1 (0.037%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,166 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 707 (25.84%) MVC
3 524 (19.15%) TDD
4 340 (12.43%) Microservices
5 332 (12.13%) DevOps
6 298 (10.89%) Front End Development
7 278 (10.16%) OO
8 246 (8.99%) Scrum
9 245 (8.95%) Web Development
10 232 (8.48%) E-Commerce
11 228 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
12 216 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
13 207 (7.57%) BDD
13 207 (7.57%) Unit Testing
14 192 (7.02%) Software Engineering
15 180 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
16 171 (6.25%) OOP
17 162 (5.92%) SDLC
18 140 (5.12%) Computer Science
19 139 (5.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,135 (41.48%) JavaScript
2 1,114 (40.72%) C#
3 788 (28.80%) SQL
4 492 (17.98%) PHP
5 482 (17.62%) Java
6 171 (6.25%) Python
7 165 (6.03%) T-SQL
8 128 (4.68%) TypeScript
9 111 (4.06%) Java 8
10 99 (3.62%) VB.NET
11 97 (3.55%) C++
12 74 (2.70%) VB
13 60 (2.19%) C
13 60 (2.19%) ES6
14 58 (2.12%) PL/SQL
15 51 (1.86%) Ruby
16 38 (1.39%) Apple Swift
17 31 (1.13%) Go
18 30 (1.10%) VB6
19 27 (0.99%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 222 (8.11%) Degree
2 44 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (0.55%) Security Cleared
5 12 (0.44%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.40%) CIW
7 9 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (0.26%) DBS Check
8 7 (0.26%) OCA
9 6 (0.22%) IBM WebSphere Certification
9 6 (0.22%) MCSD
10 4 (0.15%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.15%) PhD
11 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.11%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.073%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.073%) HND
12 2 (0.073%) MCAD
12 2 (0.073%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.073%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (2.52%) QA
2 48 (1.75%) GDPR
3 25 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.29%) PA-DSS
6 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.11%) PMO
8 2 (0.073%) WCAG
9 1 (0.037%) TickIT
System Software
1 230 (8.41%) Docker
2 16 (0.58%) Firmware
3 13 (0.48%) Varnish
4 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.073%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.037%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 73 (2.67%) Kubernetes
2 38 (1.39%) Terraform
3 34 (1.24%) Ansible
4 11 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.15%) Kibana
6 3 (0.11%) cPanel
6 3 (0.11%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.073%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.037%) Consul
8 1 (0.037%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.037%) Grafana
8 1 (0.037%) Rancher
Vendors
1 366 (13.38%) Microsoft
2 107 (3.91%) Oracle
3 96 (3.51%) Xamarin
4 57 (2.08%) Zend
5 48 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 42 (1.54%) Tableau
7 40 (1.46%) Google
8 30 (1.10%) Informatica
9 29 (1.06%) SAP
10 28 (1.02%) Atlassian
11 20 (0.73%) Adobe
12 15 (0.55%) Apple
12 15 (0.55%) Cognos
13 13 (0.48%) IBM
13 13 (0.48%) Intapp
13 13 (0.48%) WorldPay
14 12 (0.44%) Talend
15 10 (0.37%) Sage
16 9 (0.33%) Facebook
16 9 (0.33%) Sitecore