Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 72 59
Rank change year-on-year -9 -13 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 413 560 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.46% 4.25% 4.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.58% 4.40% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 373 487 478
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,850
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 11,538 12,729 11,586
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.77% 96.67% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9,346 10,249 9,796
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -1 262 £45,000 +5.88% 59
Cheshire -34 104 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Lancashire -1 30 £38,500 +5.48% 8
Merseyside +15 15 £42,500 +12.58% 13
Cumbria -10 1 - - 3
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 303 (73.37%) C#
2 278 (67.31%) .NET
3 211 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
4 186 (45.04%) JavaScript
5 158 (38.26%) MVC
6 154 (37.29%) ASP.NET
7 143 (34.62%) SQL
8 124 (30.02%) HTML
8 124 (30.02%) SQL Server
8 124 (30.02%) Microsoft
9 109 (26.39%) CSS
10 100 (24.21%) Java
11 99 (23.97%) Scrum
12 91 (22.03%) TDD
13 85 (20.58%) AngularJS
14 77 (18.64%) jQuery
14 77 (18.64%) Finance
15 75 (18.16%) ASP.NET MVC
16 72 (17.43%) OO
17 69 (16.71%) .NET Framework
17 69 (16.71%) Continuous Integration
18 63 (15.25%) Visual Studio
19 62 (15.01%) Web Services
20 59 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
21 58 (14.04%) Software Engineering
22 55 (13.32%) XML
23 52 (12.59%) Unit Testing
23 52 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
24 51 (12.35%) .NET Core
25 45 (10.90%) Analytical Skills

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 18 (4.36%) IIS
2 10 (2.42%) CMS
2 10 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.18%) Apache
4 8 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.45%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.45%) Confluence
6 4 (0.97%) Alfresco
7 3 (0.73%) Drupal
7 3 (0.73%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.73%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.73%) WordPress
8 2 (0.48%) nginx
8 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.24%) Kentico
9 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.24%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.24%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.45%) Distributed Ledger
2 6 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.73%) Magento
5 2 (0.48%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.48%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.94%) GitHub
5 3 (0.73%) npm
5 3 (0.73%) SaaS
6 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.48%) Office 365
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.24%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.24%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.24%) NuGet
7 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.18%) Intranet
2 7 (1.69%) Internet
2 7 (1.69%) X.509
3 3 (0.73%) HTTP
4 2 (0.48%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (30.02%) SQL Server
2 43 (10.41%) MySQL
3 18 (4.36%) MongoDB
4 12 (2.91%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.66%) Big Data
6 8 (1.94%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.45%) Blockchain
7 6 (1.45%) Redis
7 6 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.97%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.48%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.48%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.24%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 63 (15.25%) Visual Studio
2 41 (9.93%) Git (software)
3 32 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (7.02%) Selenium
5 26 (6.30%) JIRA
6 23 (5.57%) NUnit
7 16 (3.87%) MSTest
8 15 (3.63%) Cucumber
9 12 (2.91%) Subversion
10 11 (2.66%) TeamCity
11 10 (2.42%) Jenkins
12 8 (1.94%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.45%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.45%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.97%) gulp
14 4 (0.97%) NetBeans
14 4 (0.97%) Serilog
15 3 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (0.73%) Grunt
15 3 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 77 (18.64%) Finance
2 30 (7.26%) Retail
3 20 (4.84%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.12%) Marketing
5 14 (3.39%) Games
6 13 (3.15%) Banking
7 12 (2.91%) Electronics
8 9 (2.18%) Advertising
8 9 (2.18%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.69%) Automotive
9 7 (1.69%) Legal
10 5 (1.21%) Back Office
10 5 (1.21%) Law
11 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.48%) International Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (67.31%) .NET
2 154 (37.29%) ASP.NET
3 124 (30.02%) HTML
4 109 (26.39%) CSS
5 85 (20.58%) AngularJS
6 77 (18.64%) jQuery
7 75 (18.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 69 (16.71%) .NET Framework
9 62 (15.01%) Web Services
10 59 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 55 (13.32%) XML
12 51 (12.35%) .NET Core
13 41 (9.93%) RESTful
14 37 (8.96%) React
15 32 (7.75%) Spring
16 30 (7.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 28 (6.78%) LINQ
17 28 (6.78%) SOAP
17 28 (6.78%) WinForms
18 27 (6.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (9.69%) Enterprise Software
3 27 (6.54%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 22 (5.33%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.87%) Fintech
6 14 (3.39%) User Experience
7 8 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.69%) PKI
9 5 (1.21%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.21%) Blog
9 5 (1.21%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.97%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (0.97%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.73%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.73%) Robotics
12 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.48%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.26%) Linux
2 21 (5.08%) Android
2 21 (5.08%) Windows
3 13 (3.15%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.97%) Unix
5 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (38.26%) MVC
3 99 (23.97%) Scrum
4 91 (22.03%) TDD
5 72 (17.43%) OO
6 69 (16.71%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (14.04%) Software Engineering
8 52 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
8 52 (12.59%) Unit Testing
9 37 (8.96%) Test Automation
10 34 (8.23%) DevOps
11 33 (7.99%) Microservices
11 33 (7.99%) SDLC
12 30 (7.26%) OOP
12 30 (7.26%) Web Development
13 27 (6.54%) BDD
13 27 (6.54%) Decision-Making
14 22 (5.33%) SDET
15 21 (5.08%) Use Case
16 20 (4.84%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 303 (73.37%) C#
2 186 (45.04%) JavaScript
3 143 (34.62%) SQL
4 100 (24.21%) Java
5 42 (10.17%) PHP
6 34 (8.23%) C++
7 32 (7.75%) T-SQL
8 25 (6.05%) Python
9 19 (4.60%) VB.NET
10 16 (3.87%) C
10 16 (3.87%) PL/SQL
11 14 (3.39%) TypeScript
12 13 (3.15%) Ruby
13 11 (2.66%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.42%) Perl
15 9 (2.18%) Bash Shell
15 9 (2.18%) Go
15 9 (2.18%) Java 8
16 6 (1.45%) Groovy
16 6 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (10.65%) Degree
2 12 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.66%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.94%) ISEB
5 7 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.48%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.24%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.18%) QA
2 7 (1.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (4.84%) Docker
2 3 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (3.39%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (0.97%) Istio
4 3 (0.73%) Kibana
5 1 (0.24%) Ansible
5 1 (0.24%) Puppet
5 1 (0.24%) Rancher
5 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 124 (30.02%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.26%) Capita
3 22 (5.33%) Xamarin
4 13 (3.15%) Google
5 12 (2.91%) Oracle
6 10 (2.42%) SAP
7 5 (1.21%) Twitter
8 4 (0.97%) Cisco
8 4 (0.97%) Sage
8 4 (0.97%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.48%) Adobe
9 2 (0.48%) Epicor
9 2 (0.48%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.48%) IFS
9 2 (0.48%) Nintex
9 2 (0.48%) Progress
9 2 (0.48%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.48%) VMware
10 1 (0.24%) CA
10 1 (0.24%) Sun