The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
England / North West
Rank 55 56 80
Rank change year-on-year +1 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 297 247 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.83% 4.34% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% 4.48% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 249 223 198
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £52,500 £45,600
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5942 5517 6390
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.73% 97.04% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4951 4631 5150
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 192 £37,500 -10.71% 30
Cheshire +24 64 £35,000 -12.50% 22
Lancashire +14 28 £37,500 +11.11% 6
Merseyside 0 14 £37,500 -28.57% 6
Cumbria +13 2 £46,000 +50.81% 1
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 328 (62.72%) C#
2 318 (60.80%) .NET
3 261 (49.90%) Agile Software Development
4 235 (44.93%) JavaScript
5 222 (42.45%) HTML
6 201 (38.43%) ASP.NET
7 184 (35.18%) SQL
8 178 (34.03%) SQL Server
9 170 (32.50%) CSS
10 156 (29.83%) Java
11 153 (29.25%) MVC
12 121 (23.14%) HTML5
13 117 (22.37%) jQuery
14 116 (22.18%) Software Engineering
15 111 (21.22%) Degree
16 104 (19.89%) MySQL
17 97 (18.55%) AngularJS
18 95 (18.16%) Microsoft
19 85 (16.25%) PHP
20 81 (15.49%) Scrum
20 81 (15.49%) Web Development
21 79 (15.11%) Oracle
21 79 (15.11%) ASP.NET MVC
22 71 (13.58%) Spring
23 68 (13.00%) Linux
24 65 (12.43%) Visual Studio
25 61 (11.66%) Computer Science
26 59 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
26 59 (11.28%) Node.js
26 59 (11.28%) SDLC

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 28 (5.35%) Apache Spark
2 27 (5.16%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (4.78%) Tomcat
4 23 (4.40%) Apache Pig
5 15 (2.87%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.29%) Apache
7 10 (1.91%) WordPress
8 9 (1.72%) nginx
9 8 (1.53%) JBoss
10 6 (1.15%) CMS
10 6 (1.15%) Confluence
11 5 (0.96%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.76%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.76%) Drupal
12 4 (0.76%) Jetty
12 4 (0.76%) SilverStripe
12 4 (0.76%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.76%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.76%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.38%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 33 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.19%) MS Office
2 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.19%) MS Project
2 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Magento
2 5 (0.96%) PlanetPress Connect
2 5 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.57%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.38%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.97%) SaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.49%) HTTP
2 2 (0.38%) Network Security
2 2 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (34.03%) SQL Server
2 104 (19.89%) MySQL
3 48 (9.18%) Big Data
4 44 (8.41%) Hadoop
5 40 (7.65%) MongoDB
6 26 (4.97%) NoSQL
7 24 (4.59%) Relational Database
8 23 (4.40%) Apache Hive
9 22 (4.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 20 (3.82%) RDBMS
11 18 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.91%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
15 7 (1.34%) Redis
15 7 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (0.96%) GIS
17 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
18 4 (0.76%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 65 (12.43%) Visual Studio
2 50 (9.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (9.18%) Git (software)
4 39 (7.46%) JIRA
5 29 (5.54%) Selenium
6 20 (3.82%) Jenkins
7 16 (3.06%) Subversion
8 11 (2.10%) JUnit
9 10 (1.91%) AccuRev
10 9 (1.72%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.72%) GoCD
11 8 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.53%) Vagrant
12 7 (1.34%) NUnit
12 7 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (1.15%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.15%) Hudson
13 6 (1.15%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.15%) MSBuild
13 6 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (6.69%) Retail
2 31 (5.93%) Finance
3 23 (4.40%) Banking
4 21 (4.02%) Advertising
5 17 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.06%) Games
7 11 (2.10%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.91%) Marketing
8 10 (1.91%) Military
9 6 (1.15%) Electronics
10 5 (0.96%) Publishing
11 3 (0.57%) Automotive
12 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.38%) Billing
12 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Legal
13 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (60.80%) .NET
2 222 (42.45%) HTML
3 201 (38.43%) ASP.NET
4 170 (32.50%) CSS
5 121 (23.14%) HTML5
6 117 (22.37%) jQuery
7 97 (18.55%) AngularJS
8 79 (15.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 71 (13.58%) Spring
10 59 (11.28%) Node.js
11 53 (10.13%) Java EE
12 48 (9.18%) WPF
13 46 (8.80%) .NET Framework
13 46 (8.80%) LAMP
13 46 (8.80%) Web Services
14 43 (8.22%) Hibernate
14 43 (8.22%) XML
15 42 (8.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 39 (7.46%) WCF
17 34 (6.50%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.66%) Computer Science
2 44 (8.41%) iPad
3 36 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.35%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.06%) User Experience
6 13 (2.49%) PKI
7 11 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.15%) NHS
9 5 (0.96%) Blog
10 4 (0.76%) Fintech
10 4 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.76%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.57%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.57%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.38%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.38%) VHDL
13 1 (0.19%) 3D Graphics
13 1 (0.19%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 68 (13.00%) Linux
2 52 (9.94%) Windows
3 13 (2.49%) Android
4 10 (1.91%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.96%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.38%) Unix
7 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (49.90%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (29.25%) MVC
3 116 (22.18%) Software Engineering
4 81 (15.49%) Scrum
4 81 (15.49%) Web Development
5 59 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (11.28%) SDLC
6 56 (10.71%) TDD
7 52 (9.94%) OO
8 48 (9.18%) Continuous Improvement
9 40 (7.65%) E-Commerce
10 38 (7.27%) Unit Testing
11 37 (7.07%) DevOps
12 35 (6.69%) Mathematics
13 31 (5.93%) SOLID
14 30 (5.74%) Open Source
15 28 (5.35%) Mentoring
16 27 (5.16%) Analytics
16 27 (5.16%) Requirements Analysis
17 24 (4.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 328 (62.72%) C#
2 235 (44.93%) JavaScript
3 184 (35.18%) SQL
4 156 (29.83%) Java
5 85 (16.25%) PHP
6 58 (11.09%) VB.NET
7 55 (10.52%) Python
8 50 (9.56%) C++
9 41 (7.84%) C
10 40 (7.65%) Ruby
11 36 (6.88%) Perl
12 25 (4.78%) VB
13 19 (3.63%) T-SQL
14 15 (2.87%) Groovy
14 15 (2.87%) PHP 5
15 13 (2.49%) VB6
16 12 (2.29%) Go
17 11 (2.10%) Scala
18 10 (1.91%) Clojure
18 10 (1.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 111 (21.22%) Degree
2 17 (3.25%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.68%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.38%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.38%) HNC
5 2 (0.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.82%) QA
2 9 (1.72%) HL7
3 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) SDET
System Software
1 19 (3.63%) Hyper-V
1 19 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.72%) Docker
3 6 (1.15%) Varnish
4 4 (0.76%) Firmware
5 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (2.10%) Puppet
2 10 (1.91%) Ansible
3 8 (1.53%) Terraform
4 4 (0.76%) Kibana
4 4 (0.76%) logstash
4 4 (0.76%) Salt
5 2 (0.38%) Packer
Vendors
1 95 (18.16%) Microsoft
2 79 (15.11%) Oracle
3 19 (3.63%) VMware
4 14 (2.68%) Google
5 9 (1.72%) Xamarin
6 8 (1.53%) Zend
7 6 (1.15%) Remedy
8 5 (0.96%) SAP
9 4 (0.76%) Cadence
9 4 (0.76%) Castleton
9 4 (0.76%) HP
10 3 (0.57%) IBM
10 3 (0.57%) IBM Sterling
10 3 (0.57%) Tableau
11 2 (0.38%) Xilinx
12 1 (0.19%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.19%) TOWER Software
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