Period
to 21 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Developer
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 40 34
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 13 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 6.02% 5.63% 3.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.10% 6.02% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 7
Preston median annual salary £42,500 £33,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.93% -10.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £43,750 £44,050
Lancashire median annual salary £38,500 £36,500 £43,250
% change year-on-year +5.48% -15.61% +33.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Preston. 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
Preston
Permanent vacancies in Preston with a recognized job title 213 266 200
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.61% 93.66% 99.01%
Number of salaries quoted 162 217 177
Preston median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% +1.49% -10.67%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £54,875 £45,000 £53,750
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Preston.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Preston

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in Preston.

Salary trend for Software Developer in Preston

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Preston

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Preston over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Preston

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Preston region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) MVC
1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
4 7 (53.85%) Java
4 7 (53.85%) jQuery
5 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) Web Development
6 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
6 4 (30.77%) CSS
6 4 (30.77%) MySQL
6 4 (30.77%) HTML
6 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) Spring
6 4 (30.77%) Capita
6 4 (30.77%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 3 (23.08%) PHP
7 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
8 2 (15.38%) Windows
8 2 (15.38%) Linux
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL
8 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 2 (15.38%) OO
8 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (15.38%) Cisco
8 2 (15.38%) Scrum

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 1 (7.69%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) MySQL
3 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) Redis
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) jQuery
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) Razor View Engine
4 4 (30.77%) Spring
5 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
5 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (7.69%) Angular 2
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (7.69%) AutoMapper
6 1 (7.69%) CSS3
6 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
6 1 (7.69%) HTML5
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (7.69%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Fintech
2 1 (7.69%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Web Development
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (7.69%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 7 (53.85%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) PHP
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby
6 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (7.69%) VB
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Capita
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Google