Period
to 18 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 62 82
Rank change year-on-year -15 +20 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 515 535 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.06% 4.35% 3.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.19% 4.50% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 438 496 359
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,125 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 12,293 11,896 11,563
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.65% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9,882 9,995 9,658
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
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 February 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 February 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 -13 295 £48,500 +29.33% 52
Cheshire -19 153 £42,500 +21.43% 38
Lancashire +7 41 £32,160 -28.53% 8
Merseyside +9 21 £35,000 -6.67% 13
Cumbria - 5 £42,500 - 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 374 (72.62%) C#
2 322 (62.52%) .NET
3 270 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
4 255 (49.51%) JavaScript
5 228 (44.27%) ASP.NET
6 226 (43.88%) MVC
7 202 (39.22%) SQL
8 185 (35.92%) CSS
9 173 (33.59%) HTML
10 147 (28.54%) Java
11 135 (26.21%) SQL Server
12 134 (26.02%) Scrum
13 130 (25.24%) ASP.NET MVC
14 121 (23.50%) jQuery
15 118 (22.91%) Web Services
16 112 (21.75%) Software Engineering
17 107 (20.78%) Microsoft
18 98 (19.03%) AngularJS
19 97 (18.83%) OO
20 88 (17.09%) Degree
21 85 (16.50%) Git (software)
22 83 (16.12%) Finance
23 74 (14.37%) WCF
24 67 (13.01%) TDD
25 62 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
26 61 (11.84%) SDLC
27 56 (10.87%) MySQL
28 53 (10.29%) Spring
29 52 (10.10%) T-SQL
30 50 (9.71%) C++

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 (2.72%) CMS
2 13 (2.52%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.14%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.75%) EPiServer
5 7 (1.36%) Apache
5 7 (1.36%) Confluence
5 7 (1.36%) nginx
5 7 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.17%) IIS
6 6 (1.17%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.39%) Content Management Server
9 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.39%) WordPress
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.19%) Kentico
10 1 (0.19%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.19%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) BASE24
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.33%) GitHub
4 5 (0.97%) DigitalOcean
5 3 (0.58%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.58%) SaaS
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.97%) HTTP
1 5 (0.97%) Internet
1 5 (0.97%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.19%) Skype
2 1 (0.19%) SSL
2 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.19%) Wireless
2 1 (0.19%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (26.21%) SQL Server
2 56 (10.87%) MySQL
3 20 (3.88%) MongoDB
4 15 (2.91%) NoSQL
5 10 (1.94%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.17%) Big Data
9 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.78%) DB2
11 3 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.39%) Redis
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 85 (16.50%) Git (software)
2 39 (7.57%) NUnit
3 36 (6.99%) Selenium
4 35 (6.80%) JUnit
5 30 (5.83%) Jenkins
6 24 (4.66%) JIRA
7 23 (4.47%) Visual Studio
8 22 (4.27%) Cucumber
9 20 (3.88%) TeamCity
10 18 (3.50%) MSTest
11 9 (1.75%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.75%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.75%) Subversion
12 8 (1.55%) Maven
13 7 (1.36%) Gradle
13 7 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (1.17%) Grunt
14 6 (1.17%) Mercurial
14 6 (1.17%) Vagrant
15 5 (0.97%) SonarQube
General
1 83 (16.12%) Finance
2 29 (5.63%) Retail
3 14 (2.72%) Marketing
4 12 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.75%) Advertising
7 8 (1.55%) Back Office
7 8 (1.55%) Games
8 5 (0.97%) Banking
8 5 (0.97%) Electronics
9 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.39%) Automotive
10 2 (0.39%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (62.52%) .NET
2 228 (44.27%) ASP.NET
3 185 (35.92%) CSS
4 173 (33.59%) HTML
5 130 (25.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 121 (23.50%) jQuery
7 118 (22.91%) Web Services
8 98 (19.03%) AngularJS
9 74 (14.37%) WCF
10 53 (10.29%) Spring
11 47 (9.13%) RESTful
12 43 (8.35%) .NET Framework
13 41 (7.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 41 (7.96%) XML
14 40 (7.77%) WinForms
15 39 (7.57%) ASP.NET Web API
16 36 (6.99%) REST
17 35 (6.80%) React
18 34 (6.60%) SOAP
19 32 (6.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.71%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (7.57%) Computer Science
3 30 (5.83%) Mobile App
4 24 (4.66%) User Experience
5 18 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.33%) Fintech
7 9 (1.75%) Wiki
8 8 (1.55%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.36%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.17%) Life Science
10 6 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.78%) RIA
12 2 (0.39%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.39%) Cyberattack
12 2 (0.39%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.39%) EPoS
12 2 (0.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.39%) Verilog
12 2 (0.39%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 34 (6.60%) Linux
2 32 (6.21%) Windows
3 14 (2.72%) Android
4 12 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.94%) Unix
6 2 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (43.88%) MVC
3 134 (26.02%) Scrum
4 112 (21.75%) Software Engineering
5 97 (18.83%) OO
6 67 (13.01%) TDD
7 62 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
8 61 (11.84%) SDLC
9 48 (9.32%) OOP
10 45 (8.74%) Test Automation
11 36 (6.99%) Web Development
12 34 (6.60%) DevOps
12 34 (6.60%) Kanban
12 34 (6.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 30 (5.83%) BDD
14 28 (5.44%) Unit Testing
15 26 (5.05%) SOLID
16 25 (4.85%) E-Commerce
16 25 (4.85%) Microservices
17 24 (4.66%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 374 (72.62%) C#
2 255 (49.51%) JavaScript
3 202 (39.22%) SQL
4 147 (28.54%) Java
5 52 (10.10%) T-SQL
6 50 (9.71%) C++
7 44 (8.54%) C
8 40 (7.77%) PHP
9 39 (7.57%) VB.NET
10 32 (6.21%) Python
11 24 (4.66%) PL/SQL
12 21 (4.08%) TypeScript
13 20 (3.88%) Ruby
14 9 (1.75%) Go
14 9 (1.75%) Scala
15 7 (1.36%) Groovy
16 6 (1.17%) VB
17 5 (0.97%) PHP 5
18 4 (0.78%) Apple Swift
18 4 (0.78%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 88 (17.09%) Degree
2 24 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.94%) ISEB
4 10 (1.94%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.17%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.58%) HND
6 3 (0.58%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.39%) HNC
7 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.39%) MCPD
7 2 (0.39%) MCSD
7 2 (0.39%) PhD
8 1 (0.19%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.30%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) GDPR
3 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (4.27%) Docker
2 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.17%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.58%) Ansible
3 2 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 107 (20.78%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.60%) Oracle
3 29 (5.63%) Google
4 19 (3.69%) Twitter
5 17 (3.30%) Capita
5 17 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.14%) WorldPay
6 11 (2.14%) Xamarin
7 10 (1.94%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.97%) Aquila
8 5 (0.97%) New Relic
9 3 (0.58%) Adobe
9 3 (0.58%) SAP
9 3 (0.58%) Zend
10 2 (0.39%) Castleton
10 2 (0.39%) Xilinx
11 1 (0.19%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.19%) Pegasus
11 1 (0.19%) WSO2