Period
to 18 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3,163 3,721 4,601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.03% 31.12% 35.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.31% 32.14% 36.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,650 3,213 4,098
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -

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 10,102 11,576 12,703
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.81% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7,755 9,377 10,244
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.71% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,726 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,147 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +2.29% +4.17% +1.05%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 2,048 £45,000 - 556
Cheshire +1 666 £45,000 +5.88% 169
Lancashire -1 228 £39,000 +4.00% 75
Merseyside +2 204 £40,000 - 64
Cumbria -7 10 £34,750 -22.78% 7
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1,251 (39.55%) JavaScript
2 1,238 (39.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1,180 (37.31%) C#
4 1,131 (35.76%) .NET
5 1,044 (33.01%) HTML
6 970 (30.67%) CSS
7 791 (25.01%) MVC
8 762 (24.09%) SQL
9 687 (21.72%) SQL Server
10 663 (20.96%) AngularJS
11 662 (20.93%) Java
12 536 (16.95%) PHP
13 534 (16.88%) ASP.NET
14 495 (15.65%) TDD
15 479 (15.14%) Git (software)
16 441 (13.94%) React
17 399 (12.61%) jQuery
18 385 (12.17%) MySQL
19 379 (11.98%) Microsoft
19 379 (11.98%) Front End Development
20 369 (11.67%) OO
21 342 (10.81%) Node.js
22 336 (10.62%) Azure
23 333 (10.53%) Finance
24 327 (10.34%) DevOps
25 314 (9.93%) E-Commerce
26 312 (9.86%) Web Development
27 307 (9.71%) Web Services
28 292 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC
29 291 (9.20%) Software Engineering

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
1 100 (3.16%) CMS
2 91 (2.88%) WordPress
3 69 (2.18%) Umbraco
4 47 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
5 38 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 32 (1.01%) Confluence
7 30 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
8 29 (0.92%) SharePoint
9 22 (0.70%) Apache Spark
10 16 (0.51%) IIS
11 15 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (0.38%) Apache
13 12 (0.38%) Drupal
13 12 (0.38%) JBoss
14 11 (0.35%) Kentico
14 11 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.25%) SAS
16 8 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 19 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.16%) Sketch
5 4 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.063%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.032%) InVision
8 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.032%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 76 (2.40%) Magento
2 58 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (0.79%) SAP ERP
4 18 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
6 12 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
7 11 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
9 6 (0.19%) Shopify
10 4 (0.13%) CiviCRM
11 3 (0.095%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.095%) Raiser's Edge
11 3 (0.095%) SAP SD
12 2 (0.063%) Cognos TM1
12 2 (0.063%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.063%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 2 (0.063%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 336 (10.62%) Azure
2 272 (8.60%) AWS
3 117 (3.70%) GitHub
4 115 (3.64%) Serverless
5 108 (3.41%) Power Platform
6 92 (2.91%) SaaS
7 62 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
8 60 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
9 57 (1.80%) Amazon S3
10 32 (1.01%) GCP
11 24 (0.76%) Slack
12 22 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
13 20 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 20 (0.63%) Datadog
14 18 (0.57%) npm
15 17 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
16 14 (0.44%) Asana
17 12 (0.38%) Heroku
18 9 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 9 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 52 (1.64%) Broadband
2 21 (0.66%) HTTP
3 19 (0.60%) Internet
4 11 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.25%) Skype
6 7 (0.22%) DNS
7 5 (0.16%) Bluetooth
7 5 (0.16%) SMS
7 5 (0.16%) Wireless
8 4 (0.13%) Intranet
8 4 (0.13%) SSH
8 4 (0.13%) SSL
9 3 (0.095%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.063%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.063%) NFC
10 2 (0.063%) RFID
11 1 (0.032%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 687 (21.72%) SQL Server
2 385 (12.17%) MySQL
3 182 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 171 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 144 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 130 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
7 113 (3.57%) Relational Database
8 109 (3.45%) MongoDB
9 108 (3.41%) Power BI
10 95 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
11 89 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 80 (2.53%) Big Data
13 48 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
14 38 (1.20%) Redis
15 34 (1.07%) QlikView
16 32 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
17 28 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 28 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
18 26 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
19 20 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 479 (15.14%) Git (software)
2 161 (5.09%) Visual Studio
3 134 (4.24%) JIRA
4 125 (3.95%) webpack
5 106 (3.35%) Maven
5 106 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 91 (2.88%) Jenkins
7 77 (2.43%) Selenium
8 71 (2.24%) gulp
9 64 (2.02%) Grunt
10 62 (1.96%) Gradle
10 62 (1.96%) Subversion
11 58 (1.83%) JUnit
12 40 (1.26%) Vagrant
13 33 (1.04%) PHPUnit
13 33 (1.04%) TeamCity
14 30 (0.95%) Bitbucket
15 29 (0.92%) Spock
16 28 (0.89%) git-flow
17 26 (0.82%) Mercurial
General
1 333 (10.53%) Finance
2 180 (5.69%) Retail
3 135 (4.27%) Marketing
4 83 (2.62%) Banking
5 75 (2.37%) Games
6 69 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 51 (1.61%) Public Sector
8 42 (1.33%) Legal
9 39 (1.23%) Telecoms
10 25 (0.79%) Back Office
11 23 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (0.60%) Electronics
13 18 (0.57%) Law
14 15 (0.47%) Automotive
15 7 (0.22%) Housing Association
16 6 (0.19%) Advertising
17 5 (0.16%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.16%) Fire and Rescue
17 5 (0.16%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.16%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,131 (35.76%) .NET
2 1,044 (33.01%) HTML
3 970 (30.67%) CSS
4 663 (20.96%) AngularJS
5 534 (16.88%) ASP.NET
6 441 (13.94%) React
7 399 (12.61%) jQuery
8 342 (10.81%) Node.js
9 307 (9.71%) Web Services
10 292 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 285 (9.01%) .NET Core
12 259 (8.19%) Laravel
13 255 (8.06%) REST
14 244 (7.71%) XML
15 241 (7.62%) RESTful
16 234 (7.40%) .NET Framework
17 224 (7.08%) HTML5
18 216 (6.83%) Spring
19 200 (6.32%) Vue.js
20 198 (6.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 271 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
2 264 (8.35%) User Experience
3 171 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 125 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 84 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
6 66 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 53 (1.68%) Algorithms
8 36 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 33 (1.04%) Hedge funds
10 32 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
11 30 (0.95%) Robotics
12 29 (0.92%) Derivative
12 29 (0.92%) NHS
13 28 (0.89%) Blog
14 19 (0.60%) Life Science
15 18 (0.57%) Management Information System
16 16 (0.51%) Client/Server
17 14 (0.44%) Virtual Team
18 12 (0.38%) Replication
19 9 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 174 (5.50%) Linux
2 158 (5.00%) Android
3 137 (4.33%) Windows
4 117 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 33 (1.04%) Unix
6 15 (0.47%) AIX
7 11 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.28%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
10 7 (0.22%) CentOS
11 4 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.13%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.032%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,238 (39.14%) Agile Software Development
2 791 (25.01%) MVC
3 495 (15.65%) TDD
4 379 (11.98%) Front End Development
5 369 (11.67%) OO
6 327 (10.34%) DevOps
7 314 (9.93%) E-Commerce
8 312 (9.86%) Web Development
9 291 (9.20%) Software Engineering
10 286 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
11 283 (8.95%) Scrum
12 273 (8.63%) Microservices
13 267 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
14 234 (7.40%) Test Automation
15 229 (7.24%) Unit Testing
16 217 (6.86%) Computer Science
17 200 (6.32%) BDD
18 199 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
19 197 (6.23%) SDLC
20 190 (6.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,251 (39.55%) JavaScript
2 1,180 (37.31%) C#
3 762 (24.09%) SQL
4 662 (20.93%) Java
5 536 (16.95%) PHP
6 244 (7.71%) Python
7 201 (6.35%) T-SQL
8 184 (5.82%) C++
9 149 (4.71%) Java 8
10 99 (3.13%) TypeScript
11 92 (2.91%) Ruby
12 89 (2.81%) ES6
13 73 (2.31%) VB.NET
14 71 (2.24%) C
15 42 (1.33%) Apple Swift
15 42 (1.33%) Kotlin
15 42 (1.33%) Objective-C
16 41 (1.30%) R
17 38 (1.20%) Shell Script
17 38 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 275 (8.69%) Degree
2 53 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (0.82%) Security Cleared
4 24 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.44%) IBM WebSphere Certification
7 8 (0.25%) Postgraduate
8 7 (0.22%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.19%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.19%) HND
10 5 (0.16%) MCSD
11 4 (0.13%) PhD
12 3 (0.095%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.095%) MCSA
12 3 (0.095%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 2 (0.063%) MCSE
13 2 (0.063%) SC Cleared
14 1 (0.032%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (1.87%) QA
2 14 (0.44%) GDPR
3 10 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.13%) PMO
6 3 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.095%) SLA
7 2 (0.063%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.032%) TickIT
System Software
1 206 (6.51%) Docker
2 5 (0.16%) Varnish
3 3 (0.095%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.063%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.032%) HDFS
5 1 (0.032%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.032%) LXC
5 1 (0.032%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.032%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 58 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (1.07%) Kubernetes
3 32 (1.01%) Ansible
4 25 (0.79%) Terraform
5 24 (0.76%) CA Service Virtualization
6 13 (0.41%) Ganglia
7 7 (0.22%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.095%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.063%) Consul
9 2 (0.063%) Kibana
9 2 (0.063%) logstash
9 2 (0.063%) SQL Sentry
10 1 (0.032%) MIIS
10 1 (0.032%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.032%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.032%) Puppet
10 1 (0.032%) Rancher
Vendors
1 379 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 124 (3.92%) Oracle
3 64 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
4 55 (1.74%) SAP
5 50 (1.58%) Google
5 50 (1.58%) Xamarin
6 40 (1.26%) Pega
7 37 (1.17%) Sage
8 33 (1.04%) CA
8 33 (1.04%) Zend
9 29 (0.92%) Tableau
10 22 (0.70%) Atlassian
11 20 (0.63%) Sitecore
12 16 (0.51%) Adobe
13 10 (0.32%) Apple
13 10 (0.32%) Hortonworks
13 10 (0.32%) IBM
13 10 (0.32%) Informatica
13 10 (0.32%) TIBCO
14 9 (0.28%) BMC