Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 60 99
Rank change year-on-year -16 +39 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 522 530 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.94% 4.24% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.08% 4.38% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 472 502 318
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 £26,250 £26,025 £25,350
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,125 £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 12809 12111 12607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.99% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10245 10184 10464
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 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 24 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 -12 299 £45,000 +12.50% 28
Cheshire -12 149 £42,500 +16.44% 24
Lancashire -5 43 £34,000 -24.44% 5
Merseyside +13 18 £38,500 +1.32% 6
Cumbria - 12 £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 24 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.

1 360 (68.97%) C#
2 333 (63.79%) .NET
3 253 (48.47%) JavaScript
4 238 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
5 232 (44.44%) ASP.NET
6 216 (41.38%) MVC
7 212 (40.61%) SQL
8 182 (34.87%) HTML
9 174 (33.33%) CSS
10 154 (29.50%) Java
11 124 (23.75%) Degree
12 123 (23.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 122 (23.37%) jQuery
14 121 (23.18%) SQL Server
15 120 (22.99%) Web Services
16 110 (21.07%) Scrum
17 107 (20.50%) Software Engineering
18 90 (17.24%) AngularJS
19 87 (16.67%) Microsoft
20 81 (15.52%) Finance
21 77 (14.75%) WCF
22 73 (13.98%) Git (software)
23 72 (13.79%) SDLC
24 69 (13.22%) Spring
25 68 (13.03%) Computer Science
26 66 (12.64%) TDD
27 63 (12.07%) OO
28 58 (11.11%) RESTful
29 52 (9.96%) .NET Framework
30 51 (9.77%) Continuous Integration

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 (2.68%) Tomcat
1 14 (2.68%) WebSphere
2 12 (2.30%) Apache
3 11 (2.11%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.53%) CMS
4 8 (1.53%) EPiServer
5 7 (1.34%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.96%) IIS
7 5 (0.96%) nginx
8 4 (0.77%) Confluence
9 3 (0.57%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.38%) WordPress
11 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) BASE24
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.34%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (1.15%) GitHub
5 5 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.57%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.57%) SaaS
8 2 (0.38%) Trello
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.26%) HTTP
2 10 (1.92%) Internet
3 7 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.15%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.15%) GPRS
4 6 (1.15%) NFC
4 6 (1.15%) RFID
4 6 (1.15%) RS-232
4 6 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.15%) UMTS
5 4 (0.77%) SSL
6 1 (0.19%) PBX
6 1 (0.19%) Skype
6 1 (0.19%) Wireless
6 1 (0.19%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (23.18%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.00%) MySQL
3 37 (7.09%) NoSQL
4 26 (4.98%) MongoDB
5 15 (2.87%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.49%) Big Data
7 10 (1.92%) CouchDB
7 10 (1.92%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.53%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (1.34%) Apache Accumulo
9 7 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.77%) DB2
12 4 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.77%) Redis
Development Applications
1 73 (13.98%) Git (software)
2 34 (6.51%) Selenium
3 31 (5.94%) Jenkins
4 28 (5.36%) JIRA
5 24 (4.60%) NUnit
6 20 (3.83%) JUnit
7 19 (3.64%) Maven
8 18 (3.45%) Eclipse
8 18 (3.45%) TeamCity
9 16 (3.07%) Visual Studio
10 13 (2.49%) MSTest
10 13 (2.49%) Subversion
11 9 (1.72%) Cucumber
11 9 (1.72%) Gradle
12 8 (1.53%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.15%) Grunt
13 6 (1.15%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 4 (0.77%) Vagrant
General
1 81 (15.52%) Finance
2 25 (4.79%) Manufacturing
3 19 (3.64%) Retail
4 17 (3.26%) Marketing
5 14 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.11%) Back Office
7 9 (1.72%) Advertising
7 9 (1.72%) Banking
7 9 (1.72%) Electronics
8 7 (1.34%) Games
9 4 (0.77%) Automotive
10 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.57%) Law
10 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Legal
12 1 (0.19%) Military
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (63.79%) .NET
2 232 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 182 (34.87%) HTML
4 174 (33.33%) CSS
5 123 (23.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 122 (23.37%) jQuery
7 120 (22.99%) Web Services
8 90 (17.24%) AngularJS
9 77 (14.75%) WCF
10 69 (13.22%) Spring
11 58 (11.11%) RESTful
12 52 (9.96%) .NET Framework
13 50 (9.58%) HTML5
14 46 (8.81%) ASP.NET Web API
14 46 (8.81%) XML
15 42 (8.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 37 (7.09%) REST
17 36 (6.90%) Ajax
17 36 (6.90%) Java EE
18 34 (6.51%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.03%) Computer Science
2 39 (7.47%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (6.13%) User Experience
4 25 (4.79%) Mobile App
5 22 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.07%) iPad
7 14 (2.68%) N-Tier
8 13 (2.49%) Fintech
9 11 (2.11%) Life Science
10 10 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.34%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.15%) CAN bus
13 4 (0.77%) RIA
14 3 (0.57%) EPoS
15 2 (0.38%) Algorithms
15 2 (0.38%) Animation
15 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
15 2 (0.38%) Management Information System
15 2 (0.38%) NHS
15 2 (0.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.62%) Linux
2 23 (4.41%) Windows
3 14 (2.68%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.49%) Android
5 2 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (41.38%) MVC
3 110 (21.07%) Scrum
4 107 (20.50%) Software Engineering
5 72 (13.79%) SDLC
6 66 (12.64%) TDD
7 63 (12.07%) OO
8 51 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (8.05%) OOP
9 42 (8.05%) Web Development
10 40 (7.66%) DevOps
11 39 (7.47%) Test Automation
12 38 (7.28%) SOLID
13 36 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 32 (6.13%) Microservices
15 30 (5.75%) Open Source
16 27 (5.17%) Mathematics
17 26 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
17 26 (4.98%) Waterfall
18 24 (4.60%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 360 (68.97%) C#
2 253 (48.47%) JavaScript
3 212 (40.61%) SQL
4 154 (29.50%) Java
5 45 (8.62%) C
6 42 (8.05%) VB.NET
7 41 (7.85%) C++
8 36 (6.90%) Python
9 35 (6.70%) PHP
10 28 (5.36%) T-SQL
11 24 (4.60%) PL/SQL
11 24 (4.60%) Ruby
12 20 (3.83%) TypeScript
13 16 (3.07%) Scala
14 14 (2.68%) Go
15 11 (2.11%) Embedded C
16 9 (1.72%) VB
17 8 (1.53%) Haskell
18 7 (1.34%) Clojure
18 7 (1.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 124 (23.75%) Degree
2 26 (4.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.53%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.96%) ISEB
6 4 (0.77%) HND
7 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.57%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.38%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.38%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.19%) MCPD
9 1 (0.19%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.45%) 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 20 (3.83%) Docker
2 7 (1.34%) 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 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Packer
4 1 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 87 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.58%) Oracle
3 19 (3.64%) Google
4 12 (2.30%) Xamarin
5 9 (1.72%) SAP
5 9 (1.72%) Sitecore
5 9 (1.72%) Twitter
6 8 (1.53%) Adobe
7 5 (0.96%) Capita
7 5 (0.96%) Castleton
8 3 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.38%) Sybase
9 2 (0.38%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.38%) Zend
10 1 (0.19%) Apple
10 1 (0.19%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.19%) Sun
10 1 (0.19%) WSO2