Period
to 22 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 September 2017.

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
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 57 117
Rank change year-on-year -12 +60 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 560 502 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.27% 4.21% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.42% 4.33% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 486 479 334
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,900 £24,825
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £51,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 12659 11596 12750
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.25% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10192 9791 10516
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 £24,500 £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% -

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 22 September 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 6 months to 22 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 -21 302 £42,500 +6.25% 26
Cheshire +13 171 £40,000 - 14
Lancashire -13 48 £36,500 -15.61% 5
Merseyside +2 21 £38,000 +1.33% 1
Cumbria - 18 £45,000 - 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 371 (66.25%) C#
2 344 (61.43%) .NET
3 258 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
4 243 (43.39%) JavaScript
5 231 (41.25%) ASP.NET
6 228 (40.71%) SQL
7 214 (38.21%) MVC
8 206 (36.79%) HTML
9 177 (31.61%) Java
10 162 (28.93%) SQL Server
11 161 (28.75%) CSS
12 132 (23.57%) Degree
13 124 (22.14%) jQuery
14 118 (21.07%) ASP.NET MVC
15 115 (20.54%) Software Engineering
16 112 (20.00%) Microsoft
17 106 (18.93%) Web Services
18 97 (17.32%) AngularJS
19 81 (14.46%) Scrum
20 80 (14.29%) .NET Framework
21 79 (14.11%) Computer Science
22 78 (13.93%) TDD
22 78 (13.93%) Spring
23 77 (13.75%) Finance
24 73 (13.04%) Oracle
24 73 (13.04%) HTML5
25 69 (12.32%) SDLC
26 66 (11.79%) WCF
27 60 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
27 60 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API

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 22 (3.93%) Apache Spark
2 17 (3.04%) Apache
3 12 (2.14%) CMS
4 8 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.43%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.25%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.07%) Confluence
6 6 (1.07%) nginx
6 6 (1.07%) OpenEdge
6 6 (1.07%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.71%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.71%) ColdFusion
7 4 (0.71%) EPiServer
7 4 (0.71%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.54%) IIS
8 3 (0.54%) WordPress
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) BASE24
2 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.89%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (5.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.11%) SaaS
3 9 (1.61%) GitHub
4 7 (1.25%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 5 (0.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.89%) Trello
6 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.71%) npm
7 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.29%) HTTP
2 10 (1.79%) RS-232
3 7 (1.25%) Internet
4 6 (1.07%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.07%) GPRS
4 6 (1.07%) NFC
4 6 (1.07%) RFID
4 6 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.07%) UMTS
4 6 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.89%) SSL
6 1 (0.18%) LAN
6 1 (0.18%) PBX
6 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (28.93%) SQL Server
2 55 (9.82%) MySQL
3 44 (7.86%) NoSQL
4 36 (6.43%) MongoDB
5 26 (4.64%) Big Data
6 18 (3.21%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (3.04%) Hadoop
8 15 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (2.32%) CouchDB
9 13 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (1.25%) Apache Accumulo
14 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.07%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 57 (10.18%) Git (software)
2 44 (7.86%) JIRA
3 43 (7.68%) Visual Studio
4 36 (6.43%) Selenium
5 23 (4.11%) Jenkins
6 18 (3.21%) JUnit
7 17 (3.04%) Subversion
8 16 (2.86%) Maven
8 16 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (2.68%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.61%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.61%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (1.25%) NUnit
12 7 (1.25%) Xcode
13 6 (1.07%) EasyMock
13 6 (1.07%) Gradle
13 6 (1.07%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.89%) AccuRev
14 5 (0.89%) Cucumber
General
1 77 (13.75%) Finance
2 29 (5.18%) Manufacturing
3 22 (3.93%) Retail
4 19 (3.39%) Games
5 17 (3.04%) Banking
6 15 (2.68%) Marketing
6 15 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.32%) Electronics
8 9 (1.61%) Advertising
8 9 (1.61%) Back Office
9 7 (1.25%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.89%) Automotive
10 5 (0.89%) Legal
11 3 (0.54%) Military
11 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.36%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (61.43%) .NET
2 231 (41.25%) ASP.NET
3 206 (36.79%) HTML
4 161 (28.75%) CSS
5 124 (22.14%) jQuery
6 118 (21.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 106 (18.93%) Web Services
8 97 (17.32%) AngularJS
9 80 (14.29%) .NET Framework
10 78 (13.93%) Spring
11 73 (13.04%) HTML5
12 66 (11.79%) WCF
13 60 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 51 (9.11%) RESTful
15 47 (8.39%) XML
16 46 (8.21%) Java EE
17 44 (7.86%) Ajax
18 41 (7.32%) CSS3
19 40 (7.14%) Entity Framework
19 40 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 79 (14.11%) Computer Science
2 47 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (7.86%) Mobile App
4 40 (7.14%) User Experience
5 31 (5.54%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (5.18%) iPad
7 18 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (3.04%) N-Tier
9 12 (2.14%) Life Science
10 10 (1.79%) Fintech
11 7 (1.25%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.07%) CAN bus
12 6 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
13 3 (0.54%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.54%) EPoS
13 3 (0.54%) NHS
14 2 (0.36%) Animation
14 2 (0.36%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.36%) PKI
14 2 (0.36%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 56 (10.00%) Linux
2 45 (8.04%) Windows
3 29 (5.18%) Android
4 26 (4.64%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.71%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.54%) Unix
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (38.21%) MVC
3 115 (20.54%) Software Engineering
4 81 (14.46%) Scrum
5 78 (13.93%) TDD
6 69 (12.32%) SDLC
7 60 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (10.36%) Web Development
9 55 (9.82%) OO
10 49 (8.75%) SOLID
11 34 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 34 (6.07%) Test Automation
12 33 (5.89%) SOA
13 31 (5.54%) Mathematics
14 29 (5.18%) Dependency Injection
14 29 (5.18%) Microservices
14 29 (5.18%) OOP
14 29 (5.18%) Open Source
14 29 (5.18%) Unit Testing
15 27 (4.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 371 (66.25%) C#
2 243 (43.39%) JavaScript
3 228 (40.71%) SQL
4 177 (31.61%) Java
5 50 (8.93%) PHP
6 49 (8.75%) C++
7 48 (8.57%) C
7 48 (8.57%) VB.NET
8 44 (7.86%) Python
9 27 (4.82%) T-SQL
10 24 (4.29%) Ruby
11 21 (3.75%) Perl
12 17 (3.04%) TypeScript
13 14 (2.50%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.50%) Scala
14 12 (2.14%) Go
15 10 (1.79%) VB
16 8 (1.43%) Embedded C
17 7 (1.25%) Clojure
17 7 (1.25%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 132 (23.57%) Degree
2 23 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.14%) ISTQB
4 9 (1.61%) HND
5 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.54%) MCPD
7 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.36%) MCAD
7 2 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.36%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.04%) QA
2 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (2.68%) Docker
2 13 (2.32%) Firmware
3 5 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (1.25%) Puppet
2 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.36%) Ansible
4 1 (0.18%) Packer
4 1 (0.18%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 112 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 73 (13.04%) Oracle
3 17 (3.04%) Xamarin
4 10 (1.79%) SAP
5 9 (1.61%) Castleton
6 8 (1.43%) Adobe
6 8 (1.43%) Google
7 7 (1.25%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.89%) Zend
9 4 (0.71%) Freescale
10 2 (0.36%) Sun
10 2 (0.36%) Sybase
10 2 (0.36%) VMware
11 1 (0.18%) Apple
11 1 (0.18%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.18%) Pegasus
11 1 (0.18%) Remedy