Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 61 67
Rank change year-on-year -22 +6 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 449 593 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.66% 4.66% 4.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.78% 4.81% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 378 515 447
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,350 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £56,250
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 11,879 12,332 10,915
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 96.82% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9,671 10,171 9,230
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -19 261 £45,000 +20.00% 70
Cheshire -25 125 £42,500 +21.43% 18
Lancashire -14 44 £38,500 +2.67% 8
Merseyside -1 18 £38,750 +3.33% 15
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 316 (70.38%) C#
2 273 (60.80%) .NET
3 254 (56.57%) Agile Software Development
4 238 (53.01%) JavaScript
5 188 (41.87%) MVC
6 183 (40.76%) SQL
7 174 (38.75%) ASP.NET
8 165 (36.75%) HTML
9 155 (34.52%) CSS
10 147 (32.74%) SQL Server
11 131 (29.18%) Java
12 110 (24.50%) Microsoft
13 96 (21.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 96 (21.38%) jQuery
14 90 (20.04%) Scrum
15 89 (19.82%) Web Services
16 88 (19.60%) OO
16 88 (19.60%) Software Engineering
17 84 (18.71%) TDD
18 83 (18.49%) Finance
18 83 (18.49%) AngularJS
19 71 (15.81%) Git (software)
20 62 (13.81%) PHP
21 61 (13.59%) MySQL
22 57 (12.69%) XML
22 57 (12.69%) .NET Framework
23 55 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
24 54 (12.03%) React
25 53 (11.80%) Degree
26 52 (11.58%) RESTful

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 14 (3.12%) nginx
2 13 (2.90%) Apache
2 13 (2.90%) CMS
3 8 (1.78%) Confluence
3 8 (1.78%) IIS
4 7 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.34%) EPiServer
6 4 (0.89%) Alfresco
6 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.67%) Drupal
7 3 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.67%) WordPress
8 2 (0.45%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.22%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.22%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.67%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (1.34%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.67%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.79%) GitHub
4 8 (1.78%) DigitalOcean
5 4 (0.89%) npm
6 3 (0.67%) SaaS
7 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.34%) X.509
2 3 (0.67%) Internet
2 3 (0.67%) Intranet
2 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.45%) HTTP
4 1 (0.22%) DNS
4 1 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (32.74%) SQL Server
2 61 (13.59%) MySQL
3 26 (5.79%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.45%) Big Data
4 11 (2.45%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.00%) Redis
5 9 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.34%) Blockchain
8 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.89%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.45%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 71 (15.81%) Git (software)
2 35 (7.80%) Selenium
3 34 (7.57%) Visual Studio
4 31 (6.90%) JIRA
5 25 (5.57%) NUnit
6 20 (4.45%) JUnit
7 19 (4.23%) Cucumber
8 16 (3.56%) MSTest
9 15 (3.34%) Jenkins
9 15 (3.34%) Subversion
10 10 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (1.78%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.78%) Mercurial
11 8 (1.78%) PHPUnit
11 8 (1.78%) Vagrant
12 6 (1.34%) WebDriver
13 5 (1.11%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.11%) NetBeans
13 5 (1.11%) SoapUI
13 5 (1.11%) SonarQube
General
1 83 (18.49%) Finance
2 28 (6.24%) Retail
3 20 (4.45%) Games
4 11 (2.45%) Marketing
5 10 (2.23%) Advertising
6 8 (1.78%) Automotive
6 8 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.56%) Back Office
8 6 (1.34%) Electronics
8 6 (1.34%) Legal
9 5 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.67%) Banking
12 2 (0.45%) International Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (60.80%) .NET
2 174 (38.75%) ASP.NET
3 165 (36.75%) HTML
4 155 (34.52%) CSS
5 96 (21.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 96 (21.38%) jQuery
6 89 (19.82%) Web Services
7 83 (18.49%) AngularJS
8 57 (12.69%) .NET Framework
8 57 (12.69%) XML
9 54 (12.03%) React
10 52 (11.58%) RESTful
11 48 (10.69%) ASP.NET Web API
12 39 (8.69%) .NET Core
13 37 (8.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 34 (7.57%) WCF
14 34 (7.57%) WinForms
15 32 (7.13%) SOAP
16 29 (6.46%) HTML5
17 28 (6.24%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.24%) Computer Science
1 28 (6.24%) Mobile App
2 26 (5.79%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.79%) User Experience
5 14 (3.12%) Client/Server
6 12 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (2.23%) Wiki
8 9 (2.00%) Fintech
9 6 (1.34%) PKI
10 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.67%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.67%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.45%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.45%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.45%) Verilog
12 2 (0.45%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.24%) Linux
2 35 (7.80%) Windows
3 23 (5.12%) Android
4 19 (4.23%) Unix
5 12 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (56.57%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (41.87%) MVC
3 90 (20.04%) Scrum
4 88 (19.60%) OO
4 88 (19.60%) Software Engineering
5 84 (18.71%) TDD
6 55 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (10.91%) Test Automation
8 48 (10.69%) Unit Testing
8 48 (10.69%) Web Development
9 37 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (7.35%) BDD
10 33 (7.35%) OOP
11 32 (7.13%) SDLC
12 24 (5.35%) DevOps
12 24 (5.35%) Kanban
12 24 (5.35%) Microservices
13 21 (4.68%) Artificial Intelligence
13 21 (4.68%) Front End Development
13 21 (4.68%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 316 (70.38%) C#
2 238 (53.01%) JavaScript
3 183 (40.76%) SQL
4 131 (29.18%) Java
5 62 (13.81%) PHP
6 49 (10.91%) T-SQL
7 42 (9.35%) C++
8 31 (6.90%) Python
9 23 (5.12%) VB.NET
10 19 (4.23%) C
11 16 (3.56%) PL/SQL
12 15 (3.34%) TypeScript
13 12 (2.67%) Groovy
14 11 (2.45%) Bash Shell
15 9 (2.00%) Perl
16 8 (1.78%) Ruby
17 7 (1.56%) PowerShell
18 5 (1.11%) ES6
18 5 (1.11%) Go
18 5 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 53 (11.80%) Degree
2 17 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.00%) ISEB
5 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.45%) HNC
6 2 (0.45%) HND
6 2 (0.45%) PhD
6 2 (0.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) MCAD
7 1 (0.22%) MCPD
7 1 (0.22%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.78%) GDPR
2 4 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 25 (5.57%) Docker
2 3 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.45%) Firmware
4 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (0.67%) Kibana
4 2 (0.45%) Terraform
5 1 (0.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.22%) Nagios
5 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.22%) Rancher
Vendors
1 110 (24.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.90%) Xamarin
3 21 (4.68%) Capita
3 21 (4.68%) Google
4 12 (2.67%) Twitter
5 10 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.78%) New Relic
7 7 (1.56%) Oracle
7 7 (1.56%) WorldPay
8 5 (1.11%) Aquila
9 4 (0.89%) Cisco
9 4 (0.89%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.67%) Adobe
11 2 (0.45%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.45%) SAP
11 2 (0.45%) VMware
11 2 (0.45%) Xilinx
11 2 (0.45%) Zend
12 1 (0.22%) ATG
12 1 (0.22%) Sun