Period
to 1 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

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
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 54 63 93
Rank change year-on-year +9 +30 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 247 349 339
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 4.52% 4.20% 3.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.71% 4.37% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 287 285 329
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,700
90th Percentile £63,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -2.30%

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 5,242 7,995 9,942
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 96.16% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4,397 6,395 8,104
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

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 1 March 2021. 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 -6 146 £45,000 -2.17% 49
Cheshire +30 72 £43,750 - 19
Lancashire -12 11 £36,000 -18.18% 2
Merseyside +4 10 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Cumbria +7 2 £35,000 - 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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.

1 149 (60.32%) C#
2 138 (55.87%) .NET
3 125 (50.61%) JavaScript
4 101 (40.89%) MVC
5 97 (39.27%) SQL Server
6 96 (38.87%) Agile Software Development
7 84 (34.01%) AngularJS
8 78 (31.58%) .NET Core
9 74 (29.96%) React
10 63 (25.51%) SQL
11 61 (24.70%) Microservices
12 59 (23.89%) ASP.NET
13 55 (22.27%) CSS
14 53 (21.46%) Azure
15 51 (20.65%) HTML
16 50 (20.24%) Node.js
17 48 (19.43%) Java
18 46 (18.62%) Docker
19 45 (18.22%) MySQL
20 44 (17.81%) Microsoft
20 44 (17.81%) Software Engineering
21 43 (17.41%) PHP
21 43 (17.41%) Degree
22 41 (16.60%) TDD
23 40 (16.19%) Linux
23 40 (16.19%) Go
24 39 (15.79%) DevOps
24 39 (15.79%) .NET Framework
24 39 (15.79%) jQuery
25 36 (14.57%) REST

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 5 (2.02%) CMS
1 5 (2.02%) JBoss
1 5 (2.02%) NServiceBus
2 4 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (0.81%) IBM Domino
3 2 (0.81%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.40%) Content Management Server
4 1 (0.40%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) PrintSoft PReS
Cloud Services
1 53 (21.46%) Azure
2 28 (11.34%) AWS
3 9 (3.64%) Serverless
4 6 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.02%) Logic Apps
6 3 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.21%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon Alexa
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.40%) AWS Step Functions
7 1 (0.40%) GCP
7 1 (0.40%) Heroku
7 1 (0.40%) npm
7 1 (0.40%) SaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Slack
7 1 (0.40%) Trello
7 1 (0.40%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.40%) HTTP
1 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (39.27%) SQL Server
2 45 (18.22%) MySQL
3 31 (12.55%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.83%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.62%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.81%) Redis
7 2 (0.81%) Riak
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (14.57%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.50%) Visual Studio
3 17 (6.88%) Selenium
4 13 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.05%) NUnit
6 8 (3.24%) MSTest
6 8 (3.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (2.83%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.43%) JIRA
8 6 (2.43%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.02%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.81%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.81%) gulp
10 2 (0.81%) JUnit
10 2 (0.81%) Maven
10 2 (0.81%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.81%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.81%) webpack
11 1 (0.40%) GitLab
General
1 17 (6.88%) Finance
2 5 (2.02%) Back Office
2 5 (2.02%) Games
3 4 (1.62%) Local Government
3 4 (1.62%) Retail
4 3 (1.21%) Banking
4 3 (1.21%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.81%) Advertising
5 2 (0.81%) Automotive
5 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.40%) Electronics
6 1 (0.40%) Front Office
6 1 (0.40%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Legal
6 1 (0.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.40%) Social Housing
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (55.87%) .NET
2 84 (34.01%) AngularJS
3 78 (31.58%) .NET Core
4 74 (29.96%) React
5 59 (23.89%) ASP.NET
6 55 (22.27%) CSS
7 51 (20.65%) HTML
8 50 (20.24%) Node.js
9 39 (15.79%) .NET Framework
9 39 (15.79%) jQuery
10 36 (14.57%) REST
11 31 (12.55%) ASP.NET Web API
12 30 (12.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 30 (12.15%) Kafka
13 29 (11.74%) Vue.js
14 26 (10.53%) Symfony
15 19 (7.69%) Entity Framework
15 19 (7.69%) RESTful
16 17 (6.88%) HTML5
17 14 (5.67%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.91%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (5.26%) User Experience
4 11 (4.45%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.02%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (2.02%) NHS
6 3 (1.21%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.81%) Acoustics
7 2 (0.81%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.81%) Media Streaming
7 2 (0.81%) PlayStation
7 2 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.40%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.40%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.19%) Linux
2 4 (1.62%) Android
2 4 (1.62%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.62%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.21%) Unix
4 1 (0.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (40.89%) MVC
2 96 (38.87%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (24.70%) Microservices
4 44 (17.81%) Software Engineering
5 41 (16.60%) TDD
6 39 (15.79%) DevOps
7 35 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (12.55%) OOP
9 24 (9.72%) Test Automation
10 18 (7.29%) Computer Science
10 18 (7.29%) Front End Development
11 17 (6.88%) Machine Learning
11 17 (6.88%) OO
12 16 (6.48%) SDLC
13 15 (6.07%) Artificial Intelligence
14 13 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (5.26%) Web Development
15 12 (4.86%) Scrum
16 11 (4.45%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (4.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 149 (60.32%) C#
2 125 (50.61%) JavaScript
3 63 (25.51%) SQL
4 48 (19.43%) Java
5 43 (17.41%) PHP
6 40 (16.19%) Go
7 27 (10.93%) Python
8 19 (7.69%) C++
9 18 (7.29%) TypeScript
10 9 (3.64%) Ruby
11 7 (2.83%) C
12 5 (2.02%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.02%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.62%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.21%) VB
15 2 (0.81%) ES6
15 2 (0.81%) VBScript
16 1 (0.40%) Delphi
16 1 (0.40%) Kotlin
16 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (17.41%) Degree
2 15 (6.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.83%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.02%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) MCAD
7 1 (0.40%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (18.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (4.05%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.43%) Ansible
3 5 (2.02%) Puppet
3 5 (2.02%) Terraform
4 1 (0.40%) Grafana
4 1 (0.40%) Kibana
4 1 (0.40%) logstash
4 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.40%) Rancher
Vendors
1 44 (17.81%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.12%) Zend
3 12 (4.86%) Xamarin
4 11 (4.45%) Oracle
5 6 (2.43%) Google
6 4 (1.62%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.81%) Lotus
7 2 (0.81%) Telerik
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe
8 1 (0.40%) Instagram
8 1 (0.40%) SAP
8 1 (0.40%) Twitter