Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 60 99
Rank change year-on-year -13 +39 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 519 526 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.93% 4.22% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.07% 4.34% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 467 499 315
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,700
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £53,750
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 12765 12111 12656
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.07% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10228 10201 10494
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -20 297 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Cheshire -6 149 £40,000 +6.67% 22
Lancashire -7 42 £33,750 -25.00% 3
Merseyside +8 19 £39,000 +3.31% 6
Cumbria - 11 £42,500 -
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 351 (67.63%) C#
2 327 (63.01%) .NET
3 242 (46.63%) JavaScript
4 234 (45.09%) Agile Software Development
5 225 (43.35%) ASP.NET
6 211 (40.66%) SQL
7 209 (40.27%) MVC
8 178 (34.30%) HTML
9 166 (31.98%) CSS
10 156 (30.06%) Java
11 126 (24.28%) Degree
12 120 (23.12%) SQL Server
13 119 (22.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 118 (22.74%) Web Services
15 117 (22.54%) jQuery
16 104 (20.04%) Scrum
17 103 (19.85%) Software Engineering
18 86 (16.57%) Microsoft
18 86 (16.57%) AngularJS
19 79 (15.22%) Finance
20 74 (14.26%) WCF
21 71 (13.68%) SDLC
22 70 (13.49%) Git (software)
23 68 (13.10%) Computer Science
24 67 (12.91%) Spring
25 66 (12.72%) TDD
26 60 (11.56%) OO
27 57 (10.98%) RESTful
28 52 (10.02%) .NET Framework
29 51 (9.83%) Oracle

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 13 (2.50%) Tomcat
1 13 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 11 (2.12%) Apache
2 11 (2.12%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.35%) CMS
4 6 (1.16%) EPiServer
4 6 (1.16%) Umbraco
5 5 (0.96%) Confluence
5 5 (0.96%) nginx
6 4 (0.77%) IIS
6 4 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.58%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.39%) WordPress
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) BASE24
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.35%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (1.16%) GitHub
5 5 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 5 (0.96%) SaaS
6 4 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.58%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.58%) Trello
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.08%) HTTP
2 9 (1.73%) Internet
3 7 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.16%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.16%) GPRS
4 6 (1.16%) NFC
4 6 (1.16%) RFID
4 6 (1.16%) RS-232
4 6 (1.16%) UMTS
5 5 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.77%) SSL
7 1 (0.19%) PBX
7 1 (0.19%) Skype
7 1 (0.19%) Wireless
7 1 (0.19%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (23.12%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.86%) MySQL
3 36 (6.94%) NoSQL
4 26 (5.01%) MongoDB
5 14 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.31%) Big Data
7 10 (1.93%) CouchDB
7 10 (1.93%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.54%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (1.35%) Apache Accumulo
10 7 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.77%) Qlik Sense
13 4 (0.77%) Redis
Development Applications
1 70 (13.49%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.17%) Selenium
3 30 (5.78%) Jenkins
4 29 (5.59%) JIRA
5 22 (4.24%) NUnit
6 18 (3.47%) JUnit
6 18 (3.47%) Maven
7 17 (3.28%) Eclipse
7 17 (3.28%) Visual Studio
8 16 (3.08%) TeamCity
9 12 (2.31%) MSTest
9 12 (2.31%) Subversion
10 8 (1.54%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.54%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.54%) Gradle
11 6 (1.16%) Grunt
11 6 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.96%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.77%) Vagrant
General
1 79 (15.22%) Finance
2 24 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 18 (3.47%) Retail
4 17 (3.28%) Marketing
5 13 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.12%) Back Office
6 11 (2.12%) Banking
7 9 (1.73%) Electronics
8 8 (1.54%) Advertising
9 6 (1.16%) Games
10 4 (0.77%) Automotive
11 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.58%) Law
11 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Legal
12 1 (0.19%) Military
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (63.01%) .NET
2 225 (43.35%) ASP.NET
3 178 (34.30%) HTML
4 166 (31.98%) CSS
5 119 (22.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 118 (22.74%) Web Services
7 117 (22.54%) jQuery
8 86 (16.57%) AngularJS
9 74 (14.26%) WCF
10 67 (12.91%) Spring
11 57 (10.98%) RESTful
12 52 (10.02%) .NET Framework
13 49 (9.44%) HTML5
14 44 (8.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 44 (8.48%) XML
15 42 (8.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 36 (6.94%) Ajax
16 36 (6.94%) Java EE
17 35 (6.74%) REST
18 33 (6.36%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.10%) Computer Science
2 36 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (6.36%) User Experience
4 32 (6.17%) Mobile App
5 30 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.66%) iPad
7 14 (2.70%) N-Tier
8 12 (2.31%) Fintech
9 11 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.12%) Life Science
10 7 (1.35%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.16%) CAN bus
12 3 (0.58%) EPoS
12 3 (0.58%) RIA
13 2 (0.39%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.39%) Animation
13 2 (0.39%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.39%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.39%) NHS
13 2 (0.39%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.67%) Linux
2 24 (4.62%) Windows
3 18 (3.47%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.28%) Android
5 2 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (45.09%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (40.27%) MVC
3 104 (20.04%) Scrum
4 103 (19.85%) Software Engineering
5 71 (13.68%) SDLC
6 66 (12.72%) TDD
7 60 (11.56%) OO
8 49 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (8.09%) Web Development
10 41 (7.90%) OOP
11 39 (7.51%) SOLID
12 38 (7.32%) DevOps
13 36 (6.94%) Test Automation
14 34 (6.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 31 (5.97%) Microservices
16 29 (5.59%) Open Source
17 27 (5.20%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (5.20%) Mathematics
18 26 (5.01%) Waterfall
19 23 (4.43%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 351 (67.63%) C#
2 242 (46.63%) JavaScript
3 211 (40.66%) SQL
4 156 (30.06%) Java
5 45 (8.67%) C++
5 45 (8.67%) VB.NET
6 43 (8.29%) C
7 37 (7.13%) Python
8 36 (6.94%) PHP
9 27 (5.20%) T-SQL
10 24 (4.62%) Ruby
11 23 (4.43%) PL/SQL
12 19 (3.66%) TypeScript
13 16 (3.08%) Scala
14 14 (2.70%) Go
15 10 (1.93%) Embedded C
15 10 (1.93%) VB
16 8 (1.54%) Haskell
17 7 (1.35%) Clojure
17 7 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 126 (24.28%) Degree
2 26 (5.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.93%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.96%) HND
6 3 (0.58%) ISEB
6 3 (0.58%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.58%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.19%) MCPD
8 1 (0.19%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.47%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) HL7
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (3.66%) Docker
2 7 (1.35%) Firmware
3 4 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (0.96%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.77%) Ansible
2 4 (0.77%) Puppet
3 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Packer
4 1 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 86 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.83%) Oracle
3 18 (3.47%) Google
4 12 (2.31%) Xamarin
5 10 (1.93%) SAP
6 9 (1.73%) Twitter
7 8 (1.54%) Adobe
8 7 (1.35%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.96%) Castleton
10 4 (0.77%) Capita
11 3 (0.58%) Zend
12 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.39%) Sybase
13 1 (0.19%) Apple
13 1 (0.19%) Pegasus
13 1 (0.19%) Sun
13 1 (0.19%) WorldPay