The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 72 112
Rank change year-on-year +8 +40  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 313 198 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.59% 3.52% 2.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.74% 3.60% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 262 186 138
Median salary £38,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6598 5504 6187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.66% 97.74% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5394 4671 5060
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 160 £40,000 - 18
Cheshire +21 97 £35,000 -7.89% 9
Lancashire +1 32 £35,500 -5.33% 3
Cumbria - 13 £45,000 -
Merseyside -6 11 £37,500 - 4
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 388 (64.03%) C#
2 361 (59.57%) .NET
3 297 (49.01%) Agile Software Development
4 262 (43.23%) HTML
5 261 (43.07%) JavaScript
6 253 (41.75%) SQL
7 221 (36.47%) ASP.NET
8 197 (32.51%) MVC
9 194 (32.01%) Java
10 186 (30.69%) SQL Server
10 186 (30.69%) CSS
11 141 (23.27%) Degree
12 138 (22.77%) Microsoft
13 137 (22.61%) jQuery
14 125 (20.63%) HTML5
15 123 (20.30%) Software Engineering
16 116 (19.14%) AngularJS
17 103 (17.00%) ASP.NET MVC
18 93 (15.35%) MySQL
19 92 (15.18%) Oracle
20 85 (14.03%) Spring
21 84 (13.86%) PHP
22 82 (13.53%) Visual Studio
23 81 (13.37%) Web Services
23 81 (13.37%) Continuous Integration
24 80 (13.20%) TDD
25 77 (12.71%) Scrum
26 75 (12.38%) Linux
27 72 (11.88%) Computer Science
28 71 (11.72%) 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 37 (6.11%) Apache Spark
2 24 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (3.80%) Apache
4 19 (3.14%) Apache Pig
5 16 (2.64%) CMS
6 15 (2.48%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.16%) Confluence
7 7 (1.16%) nginx
7 7 (1.16%) OpenEdge
7 7 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.99%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.99%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.99%) WordPress
9 4 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.50%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.50%) Mongoose
10 3 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.33%) IIS
12 1 (0.17%) SAS
12 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.16%) Magento
3 5 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.83%) PlanetPress Connect
4 3 (0.50%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.33%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.17%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (6.60%) SaaS
3 9 (1.49%) GitHub
4 7 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.66%) Trello
6 3 (0.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.17%) PaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.96%) HTTP
2 5 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.66%) RS-232
4 3 (0.50%) SSL
5 1 (0.17%) Internet
5 1 (0.17%) LAN
5 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (30.69%) SQL Server
2 93 (15.35%) MySQL
3 46 (7.59%) MongoDB
4 45 (7.43%) Big Data
5 39 (6.44%) Hadoop
6 34 (5.61%) NoSQL
7 29 (4.79%) Relational Database
8 21 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (3.14%) Apache Hive
9 19 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (2.81%) RDBMS
11 16 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (1.65%) CouchDB
15 10 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
17 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 82 (13.53%) Visual Studio
2 45 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (6.60%) JIRA
4 37 (6.11%) Selenium
5 34 (5.61%) Git (software)
6 22 (3.63%) Jenkins
7 15 (2.48%) JUnit
8 14 (2.31%) Maven
9 11 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (1.82%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (1.65%) Subversion
11 9 (1.49%) GoCD
11 9 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.49%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.49%) Vagrant
12 8 (1.32%) AccuRev
12 8 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (1.16%) Bitbucket
13 7 (1.16%) EasyMock
General
1 58 (9.57%) Finance
2 36 (5.94%) Retail
3 29 (4.79%) Games
4 27 (4.46%) Manufacturing
5 24 (3.96%) Banking
6 20 (3.30%) Marketing
7 17 (2.81%) Electronics
8 15 (2.48%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.82%) Advertising
10 10 (1.65%) Military
11 8 (1.32%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.99%) Legal
13 5 (0.83%) Publishing
14 4 (0.66%) Automotive
15 3 (0.50%) Back Office
16 2 (0.33%) Billing
16 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
17 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (59.57%) .NET
2 262 (43.23%) HTML
3 221 (36.47%) ASP.NET
4 186 (30.69%) CSS
5 137 (22.61%) jQuery
6 125 (20.63%) HTML5
7 116 (19.14%) AngularJS
8 103 (17.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 85 (14.03%) Spring
10 81 (13.37%) Web Services
11 71 (11.72%) .NET Framework
12 60 (9.90%) Java EE
13 59 (9.74%) Node.js
14 57 (9.41%) WPF
15 52 (8.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 52 (8.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 45 (7.43%) Hibernate
17 43 (7.10%) Entity Framework
18 41 (6.77%) CSS3
19 37 (6.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (11.88%) Computer Science
2 64 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (8.75%) iPad
4 51 (8.42%) Mobile App
5 32 (5.28%) User Experience
6 27 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.98%) PKI
9 9 (1.49%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.32%) Fintech
11 7 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.16%) Life Science
12 4 (0.66%) Blog
13 3 (0.50%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.50%) NHS
13 3 (0.50%) Smartphone
14 2 (0.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 2 (0.33%) HoloLens
14 2 (0.33%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 75 (12.38%) Linux
2 60 (9.90%) Windows
3 30 (4.95%) Android
4 23 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.99%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.66%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (49.01%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (32.51%) MVC
3 123 (20.30%) Software Engineering
4 81 (13.37%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (13.20%) TDD
6 77 (12.71%) Scrum
7 67 (11.06%) OO
7 67 (11.06%) Web Development
8 66 (10.89%) SDLC
9 60 (9.90%) SOLID
10 47 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 47 (7.76%) Test Automation
11 45 (7.43%) Unit Testing
12 43 (7.10%) Dependency Injection
13 37 (6.11%) SOA
14 36 (5.94%) Analytics
14 36 (5.94%) DevOps
15 33 (5.45%) Open Source
16 30 (4.95%) Mathematics
17 29 (4.79%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 388 (64.03%) C#
2 261 (43.07%) JavaScript
3 253 (41.75%) SQL
4 194 (32.01%) Java
5 84 (13.86%) PHP
6 71 (11.72%) C++
7 68 (11.22%) Python
8 58 (9.57%) VB.NET
9 47 (7.76%) C
10 41 (6.77%) Ruby
11 40 (6.60%) Perl
12 28 (4.62%) T-SQL
13 22 (3.63%) VB
14 16 (2.64%) Scala
15 15 (2.48%) Clojure
16 14 (2.31%) TypeScript
17 12 (1.98%) Go
18 8 (1.32%) PL/SQL
19 7 (1.16%) Groovy
19 7 (1.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 141 (23.27%) Degree
2 19 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.64%) Numerate Degree
3 16 (2.64%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.15%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.32%) HND
5 8 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.33%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.33%) HNC
7 2 (0.33%) MCAD
7 2 (0.33%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.48%) QA
2 6 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (2.64%) Hyper-V
1 16 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.31%) Docker
3 10 (1.65%) Firmware
4 3 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.50%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (1.98%) Puppet
2 10 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.49%) Terraform
4 7 (1.16%) Ansible
5 3 (0.50%) Packer
6 1 (0.17%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 138 (22.77%) Microsoft
2 92 (15.18%) Oracle
3 19 (3.14%) Xamarin
4 16 (2.64%) VMware
5 13 (2.15%) SAP
6 11 (1.82%) Google
7 8 (1.32%) Castleton
8 6 (0.99%) Zend
9 4 (0.66%) Freescale
10 3 (0.50%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.33%) IBM
11 2 (0.33%) IBM Sterling
11 2 (0.33%) Remedy
11 2 (0.33%) Sun
11 2 (0.33%) Xilinx
12 1 (0.17%) Adobe
12 1 (0.17%) Cloudera
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Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Training
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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