Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Developer
England > North West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 77 61
Rank change year-on-year -15 -16 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 377 513 532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.30% 3.91% 4.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 4.05% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 346 464 508
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -

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 11,038 12,671 11,994
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.67% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,978 10,145 10,091
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the North West

Software Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the North West.

Salary trend for Software Developer in the North West

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the North West

Software 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 Software Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. 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 -13 250 £45,000 - 57
Cheshire -18 85 £42,500 - 34
Merseyside +13 19 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Lancashire -13 18 £38,500 +14.93% 11
Cumbria -2 4 £27,500 -35.29% 2
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 295 (78.25%) C#
2 273 (72.41%) .NET
3 198 (52.52%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (41.64%) JavaScript
5 142 (37.67%) ASP.NET
6 137 (36.34%) MVC
7 128 (33.95%) Microsoft
8 125 (33.16%) SQL Server
9 118 (31.30%) SQL
10 103 (27.32%) AngularJS
11 102 (27.06%) HTML
12 93 (24.67%) CSS
12 93 (24.67%) Scrum
13 83 (22.02%) Visual Studio
14 75 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
14 75 (19.89%) TDD
15 73 (19.36%) ASP.NET MVC
16 70 (18.57%) .NET Framework
17 65 (17.24%) Java
18 64 (16.98%) OO
19 63 (16.71%) Problem-Solving
20 62 (16.45%) Finance
21 57 (15.12%) ASP.NET Web API
22 56 (14.85%) jQuery
23 54 (14.32%) Software Engineering
24 51 (13.53%) Web Services
25 47 (12.47%) .NET Core
26 44 (11.67%) Unit Testing
26 44 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
27 43 (11.41%) XML

Software 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 20 (5.31%) IIS
2 12 (3.18%) Apache
3 9 (2.39%) CMS
4 6 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.33%) Confluence
5 5 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.06%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.80%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.53%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.53%) nginx
9 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.27%) CICS
9 1 (0.27%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.27%) Kentico
9 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.27%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.27%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.65%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.53%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.53%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.71%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.06%) GitHub
5 3 (0.80%) NuGet
6 2 (0.53%) Office 365
6 2 (0.53%) SaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.27%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.27%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.12%) Intranet
2 5 (1.33%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) HTTP
3 1 (0.27%) SMS
3 1 (0.27%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (33.16%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.02%) MySQL
3 13 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.92%) Big Data
5 9 (2.39%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.33%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.80%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.80%) Redis
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.27%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.27%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 83 (22.02%) Visual Studio
2 44 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (6.37%) Git (software)
4 19 (5.04%) JIRA
5 15 (3.98%) NUnit
6 14 (3.71%) MSTest
6 14 (3.71%) Selenium
7 13 (3.45%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.39%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.12%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.86%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.86%) Subversion
11 6 (1.59%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.06%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.06%) Serilog
13 3 (0.80%) Gradle
13 3 (0.80%) JUnit
14 2 (0.53%) Calabash
14 2 (0.53%) Grunt
General
1 62 (16.45%) Finance
2 20 (5.31%) Manufacturing
3 18 (4.77%) Retail
4 15 (3.98%) Marketing
5 14 (3.71%) Banking
6 11 (2.92%) Electronics
7 9 (2.39%) Games
7 9 (2.39%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.12%) Advertising
9 6 (1.59%) Legal
10 5 (1.33%) Law
11 4 (1.06%) Automotive
12 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.53%) Back Office
13 2 (0.53%) International Banking
14 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.27%) French Language
14 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (72.41%) .NET
2 142 (37.67%) ASP.NET
3 103 (27.32%) AngularJS
4 102 (27.06%) HTML
5 93 (24.67%) CSS
6 73 (19.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 70 (18.57%) .NET Framework
8 57 (15.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 56 (14.85%) jQuery
10 51 (13.53%) Web Services
11 47 (12.47%) .NET Core
12 43 (11.41%) XML
13 34 (9.02%) RESTful
14 33 (8.75%) Spring
15 31 (8.22%) LINQ
16 29 (7.69%) React
17 28 (7.43%) Entity Framework
17 28 (7.43%) SOAP
18 26 (6.90%) WCF
18 26 (6.90%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (10.34%) Greenfield Project
3 38 (10.08%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (6.10%) Fintech
5 18 (4.77%) Mobile App
5 18 (4.77%) User Experience
6 10 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.12%) Blog
8 5 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.33%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.80%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.80%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.53%) Robotics
10 2 (0.53%) Web 2.0
11 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.27%) Media Streaming
11 1 (0.27%) NHS
11 1 (0.27%) Online Games
11 1 (0.27%) PKI
11 1 (0.27%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.57%) Linux
2 16 (4.24%) Android
3 14 (3.71%) Windows
4 12 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.06%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.27%) Unix
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (52.52%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (36.34%) MVC
3 93 (24.67%) Scrum
4 75 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
4 75 (19.89%) TDD
5 64 (16.98%) OO
6 63 (16.71%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (14.32%) Software Engineering
8 44 (11.67%) Unit Testing
9 38 (10.08%) Decision-Making
9 38 (10.08%) SDLC
10 33 (8.75%) Microservices
11 30 (7.96%) DevOps
12 29 (7.69%) OOP
13 28 (7.43%) Test Automation
14 24 (6.37%) Front End Development
15 22 (5.84%) Use Case
16 21 (5.57%) Web Development
17 20 (5.31%) BDD
18 17 (4.51%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 295 (78.25%) C#
2 157 (41.64%) JavaScript
3 118 (31.30%) SQL
4 65 (17.24%) Java
5 37 (9.81%) C++
6 32 (8.49%) PHP
7 29 (7.69%) T-SQL
8 24 (6.37%) Python
9 19 (5.04%) TypeScript
9 19 (5.04%) VB.NET
10 16 (4.24%) C
11 15 (3.98%) PL/SQL
12 12 (3.18%) Perl
13 8 (2.12%) Ruby
14 7 (1.86%) Go
15 6 (1.59%) Java 8
15 6 (1.59%) VB
16 5 (1.33%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.33%) X++
17 2 (0.53%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 32 (8.49%) Degree
2 8 (2.12%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.80%) ISEB
5 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.53%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.27%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.86%) QA
2 4 (1.06%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (2.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.27%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (1.86%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.06%) cPanel
2 4 (1.06%) Istio
3 1 (0.27%) Puppet
3 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 128 (33.95%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.04%) Xamarin
3 11 (2.92%) Oracle
4 10 (2.65%) SAP
5 5 (1.33%) ServiceNow
5 5 (1.33%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.06%) Google
6 4 (1.06%) Sage
7 2 (0.53%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.53%) Epicor
7 2 (0.53%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.53%) IFS
7 2 (0.53%) Nintex
7 2 (0.53%) Progress
7 2 (0.53%) Siemens
7 2 (0.53%) Zend
8 1 (0.27%) CA
8 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.27%) Telerik
8 1 (0.27%) Twitter