Period
to 24 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 4502 3975 4285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.76% 33.52% 32.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 36.01% 34.47% 33.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4017 3630 3838
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,713
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £50,250
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +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 12501 11532 12707
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 97.26% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10065 9740 10480
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,475 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017. 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 2827 £40,000 - 189
Cheshire 0 894 £40,000 +6.67% 86
Lancashire 0 359 £35,000 - 28
Merseyside 0 348 £37,750 +0.67% 14
Cumbria +11 25 £42,500 +54.55% 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 2107 (46.80%) JavaScript
2 1958 (43.49%) .NET
3 1866 (41.45%) C#
4 1852 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1839 (40.85%) HTML
6 1727 (38.36%) CSS
7 1643 (36.49%) SQL
8 1578 (35.05%) MVC
9 1569 (34.85%) SQL Server
10 1326 (29.45%) ASP.NET
11 1141 (25.34%) jQuery
12 932 (20.70%) AngularJS
13 922 (20.48%) TDD
14 905 (20.10%) PHP
15 786 (17.46%) Java
16 763 (16.95%) HTML5
17 754 (16.75%) ASP.NET MVC
18 740 (16.44%) Web Development
19 710 (15.77%) Finance
20 708 (15.73%) Web Services
21 700 (15.55%) Git (software)
22 689 (15.30%) Microsoft
23 628 (13.95%) MySQL
24 602 (13.37%) OO
25 573 (12.73%) Scrum
26 533 (11.84%) ASP.NET Web API
27 499 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
28 493 (10.95%) Node.js
29 487 (10.82%) CSS3
30 477 (10.60%) .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
1 211 (4.69%) CMS
2 157 (3.49%) WordPress
3 136 (3.02%) Apache
4 87 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
5 83 (1.84%) Umbraco
6 82 (1.82%) SharePoint
7 69 (1.53%) Drupal
8 65 (1.44%) Tomcat
9 63 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
10 62 (1.38%) IIS
11 41 (0.91%) WebSphere
12 40 (0.89%) Apache Spark
12 40 (0.89%) nginx
13 36 (0.80%) EPiServer
14 28 (0.62%) WebLogic
15 25 (0.56%) Apache Solr
15 25 (0.56%) Confluence
16 22 (0.49%) OpenEdge
17 21 (0.47%) JBoss
18 20 (0.44%) Joomla!
Applications
1 81 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (1.31%) Photoshop
3 41 (0.91%) FileZilla
4 28 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
5 19 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 13 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.18%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.067%) EngageOne
10 3 (0.067%) GIMP
11 1 (0.022%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.022%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 130 (2.89%) Magento
2 37 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (0.67%) SAP Hybris
4 26 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
5 21 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.20%) Shopify
9 8 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (0.089%) nopCommerce
11 4 (0.089%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.089%) SDL Web 8
12 3 (0.067%) Exstream
12 3 (0.067%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 3 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.067%) Sage 200
12 3 (0.067%) StreamServe
12 3 (0.067%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 298 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 296 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
3 91 (2.02%) SaaS
4 82 (1.82%) GitHub
5 39 (0.87%) Google Play
6 32 (0.71%) npm
7 28 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 27 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
9 24 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
11 17 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (0.38%) Sage Pay
12 14 (0.31%) Google App Engine
13 13 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
13 13 (0.29%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 10 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.22%) Office 365
16 9 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
17 7 (0.16%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 128 (2.84%) HTTP
2 96 (2.13%) Internet
3 67 (1.49%) FTP
4 46 (1.02%) SMTP
5 28 (0.62%) Intranet
6 23 (0.51%) SMS
7 22 (0.49%) RS-232
7 22 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 17 (0.38%) Broadband
9 15 (0.33%) SSL
10 11 (0.24%) Ethernet
11 10 (0.22%) Wireless
12 9 (0.20%) SSH
13 7 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.16%) WinSCP
14 6 (0.13%) GPRS
14 6 (0.13%) LDAP
14 6 (0.13%) NFC
14 6 (0.13%) RFID
14 6 (0.13%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1569 (34.85%) SQL Server
2 628 (13.95%) MySQL
3 401 (8.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 367 (8.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 263 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
6 248 (5.51%) SQL Server 2014
7 244 (5.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 242 (5.38%) NoSQL
9 233 (5.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 178 (3.95%) MongoDB
11 162 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 158 (3.51%) Relational Database
13 100 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
14 95 (2.11%) Big Data
15 91 (2.02%) Power BI
16 74 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 68 (1.51%) RDBMS
18 62 (1.38%) Hadoop
19 59 (1.31%) Oracle Database
20 50 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 700 (15.55%) Git (software)
2 284 (6.31%) Visual Studio
3 216 (4.80%) Subversion
4 169 (3.75%) JIRA
5 168 (3.73%) Jenkins
6 150 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 133 (2.95%) Selenium
8 116 (2.58%) TeamCity
9 99 (2.20%) JUnit
10 86 (1.91%) gulp
11 84 (1.87%) Eclipse
12 75 (1.67%) Grunt
13 71 (1.58%) NUnit
14 66 (1.47%) Bitbucket
15 57 (1.27%) MSTest
15 57 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 56 (1.24%) Maven
17 51 (1.13%) Cucumber
18 50 (1.11%) Vagrant
19 44 (0.98%) Xcode
General
1 710 (15.77%) Finance
2 274 (6.09%) Retail
3 254 (5.64%) Marketing
4 202 (4.49%) Games
5 156 (3.47%) Manufacturing
6 129 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 126 (2.80%) Advertising
8 106 (2.35%) Electronics
9 96 (2.13%) Banking
10 64 (1.42%) Legal
11 50 (1.11%) Law
12 40 (0.89%) Back Office
13 32 (0.71%) Automotive
14 18 (0.40%) Multimedia
15 17 (0.38%) Music Industry
16 13 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.20%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.20%) Investment Banking
17 9 (0.20%) Publishing
18 7 (0.16%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1958 (43.49%) .NET
2 1839 (40.85%) HTML
3 1727 (38.36%) CSS
4 1326 (29.45%) ASP.NET
5 1141 (25.34%) jQuery
6 932 (20.70%) AngularJS
7 763 (16.95%) HTML5
8 754 (16.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 708 (15.73%) Web Services
10 533 (11.84%) ASP.NET Web API
11 493 (10.95%) Node.js
12 487 (10.82%) CSS3
13 477 (10.60%) .NET Framework
14 471 (10.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 454 (10.08%) RESTful
16 408 (9.06%) WCF
17 395 (8.77%) XML
18 359 (7.97%) Spring
19 330 (7.33%) REST
20 308 (6.84%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 282 (6.26%) User Experience
2 262 (5.82%) Mobile App
3 258 (5.73%) Computer Science
4 243 (5.40%) iPad
5 231 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
6 186 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
7 114 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 79 (1.75%) N-Tier
9 76 (1.69%) Fintech
10 65 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 63 (1.40%) Data Structures
12 39 (0.87%) iPhone
13 28 (0.62%) Blog
13 28 (0.62%) Social Media
14 27 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
15 25 (0.56%) Replication
16 24 (0.53%) e-Learning
17 22 (0.49%) Driving Licence
18 21 (0.47%) Social Network
19 19 (0.42%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 375 (8.33%) Linux
2 256 (5.69%) Windows
3 194 (4.31%) Android
4 177 (3.93%) Apple iOS
5 67 (1.49%) Unix
6 35 (0.78%) Mac OS
7 17 (0.38%) Windows Server
8 15 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 11 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 9 (0.20%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.13%) Debian
13 5 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.11%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.089%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.067%) CentOS
16 2 (0.044%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.022%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.022%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.022%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1852 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1578 (35.05%) MVC
3 922 (20.48%) TDD
4 740 (16.44%) Web Development
5 602 (13.37%) OO
6 573 (12.73%) Scrum
7 499 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
8 449 (9.97%) Front End Development
9 444 (9.86%) E-Commerce
10 391 (8.69%) Software Engineering
11 388 (8.62%) BDD
11 388 (8.62%) OOP
12 372 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
13 365 (8.11%) Web Application Development
14 315 (7.00%) SDLC
15 274 (6.09%) Test Automation
16 268 (5.95%) Unit Testing
17 235 (5.22%) Dependency Injection
18 218 (4.84%) Mentoring
19 207 (4.60%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2107 (46.80%) JavaScript
2 1866 (41.45%) C#
3 1643 (36.49%) SQL
4 905 (20.10%) PHP
5 786 (17.46%) Java
6 432 (9.60%) T-SQL
7 227 (5.04%) Ruby
8 191 (4.24%) VB.NET
9 144 (3.20%) Python
10 132 (2.93%) C++
11 111 (2.47%) C
12 101 (2.24%) VB
13 95 (2.11%) TypeScript
14 84 (1.87%) PL/SQL
15 71 (1.58%) Objective-C
16 60 (1.33%) Apple Swift
17 53 (1.18%) ES6
18 52 (1.16%) F#
19 49 (1.09%) PHP 5
20 48 (1.07%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 452 (10.04%) Degree
2 103 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (0.47%) Siebel Certification
5 16 (0.36%) Security Cleared
6 14 (0.31%) MCP
7 13 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.24%) HND
8 11 (0.24%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.22%) PhD
10 8 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.16%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.089%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.067%) MCPD
13 3 (0.067%) SAS Certification
13 3 (0.067%) SC Cleared
14 2 (0.044%) MCAD
14 2 (0.044%) MCSE
15 1 (0.022%) MCSA
15 1 (0.022%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (2.67%) QA
2 34 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.29%) SLA
4 8 (0.18%) GCP
4 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.16%) WAI
6 2 (0.044%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.044%) PMO
7 1 (0.022%) HL7
7 1 (0.022%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.022%) WCAG
System Software
1 100 (2.22%) Docker
2 16 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.29%) Firmware
4 2 (0.044%) HDFS
5 1 (0.022%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.022%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.022%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.022%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.022%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 60 (1.33%) Kibana
2 58 (1.29%) Puppet
3 25 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 25 (0.56%) WSUS
4 18 (0.40%) Kubernetes
5 15 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.31%) Capistrano
7 8 (0.18%) Ansible
8 6 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.067%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.067%) Salt
10 2 (0.044%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.044%) logstash
10 2 (0.044%) Packer
10 2 (0.044%) SCCM
10 2 (0.044%) TeamSite
11 1 (0.022%) Ambari
11 1 (0.022%) Oozie
11 1 (0.022%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.022%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 689 (15.30%) Microsoft
2 273 (6.06%) Oracle
3 158 (3.51%) SAP
3 158 (3.51%) Zend
4 156 (3.47%) Google
5 88 (1.95%) Facebook
6 85 (1.89%) Sitecore
7 67 (1.49%) Xamarin
8 58 (1.29%) Adobe
9 52 (1.16%) Tableau
10 45 (1.00%) hybris
11 42 (0.93%) PayPal
12 38 (0.84%) Apple
13 36 (0.80%) Twitter
14 29 (0.64%) Cognos
15 23 (0.51%) IBM
16 21 (0.47%) Siebel
17 19 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
17 19 (0.42%) Yahoo!
18 17 (0.38%) CyberSource