Period
to 26 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 26 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 103 84
Rank change year-on-year +22 -19 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 185 188 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.21% 2.74% 3.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 2.82% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 148 165 255
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £29,450 £27,500 £28,850
90th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 5,587 6,678 7,589
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 97.36% 98.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4,651 5,626 6,426
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £63,500 £61,250 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in West Yorkshire

Software Developer
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in West Yorkshire

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in West Yorkshire

Software Developer
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 26 September 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
Leeds +18 125 £42,500 +6.25% 27
Bradford +23 25 £37,242 -6.90% 10
Huddersfield +6 13 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Wetherby -2 7 £29,500 -32.57%
Wakefield -14 6 £47,500 +13.10% 3
Halifax -10 2 £42,500 - 1
Keighley +1 1 £24,500 -34.67%
Castleford -6 1 £22,500 -50.00%
Dewsbury - 1 £40,000 -
Software Developer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 138 (74.59%) C#
2 103 (55.68%) .NET
3 84 (45.41%) Java
3 84 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (44.86%) JavaScript
5 76 (41.08%) SQL
6 70 (37.84%) MVC
7 68 (36.76%) CSS
8 61 (32.97%) HTML
9 53 (28.65%) Microsoft
10 51 (27.57%) ASP.NET
11 47 (25.41%) Software Engineering
12 46 (24.86%) SQL Server
13 44 (23.78%) TDD
14 42 (22.70%) OO
15 40 (21.62%) jQuery
16 39 (21.08%) Test Automation
17 33 (17.84%) .NET Framework
18 32 (17.30%) Finance
19 31 (16.76%) Web Services
20 30 (16.22%) Git (software)
21 27 (14.59%) Scrum
21 27 (14.59%) ASP.NET MVC
21 27 (14.59%) Mentoring
22 26 (14.05%) C++
23 25 (13.51%) OOP
23 25 (13.51%) Subversion
23 25 (13.51%) Jenkins
24 23 (12.43%) Entity Framework
24 23 (12.43%) Python

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 16 (8.65%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (8.11%) nginx
3 7 (3.78%) IIS
3 7 (3.78%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.70%) CMS
4 5 (2.70%) Umbraco
5 4 (2.16%) JBoss
5 4 (2.16%) Moodle
5 4 (2.16%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.54%) Confluence
6 1 (0.54%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.08%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.86%) G Suite
2 9 (4.86%) Office 365
2 9 (4.86%) Slack
3 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.54%) GitHub
5 1 (0.54%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.16%) MQTT
2 3 (1.62%) HTTP
2 3 (1.62%) SMS
3 1 (0.54%) AMQP
3 1 (0.54%) DLNA
3 1 (0.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.54%) RFID
3 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.54%) UPnP
3 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (24.86%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.27%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (8.11%) MySQL
4 13 (7.03%) NoSQL
4 13 (7.03%) Redis
5 11 (5.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.16%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.54%) DTS
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (16.22%) Git (software)
2 25 (13.51%) Jenkins
2 25 (13.51%) Subversion
3 22 (11.89%) Cucumber
3 22 (11.89%) Selenium
4 16 (8.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (6.49%) Mercurial
5 12 (6.49%) Visual Studio
6 10 (5.41%) SoapUI
6 10 (5.41%) SpecFlow
7 9 (4.86%) Appium
7 9 (4.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (4.86%) Buildbot
7 9 (4.86%) Gatling
7 9 (4.86%) JMeter
7 9 (4.86%) NeoLoad
7 9 (4.86%) Ranorex
7 9 (4.86%) WATIR
7 9 (4.86%) WebLOAD
8 8 (4.32%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (17.30%) Finance
2 14 (7.57%) Retail
3 4 (2.16%) Marketing
4 3 (1.62%) Automotive
4 3 (1.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.62%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.08%) Games
5 2 (1.08%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (55.68%) .NET
2 68 (36.76%) CSS
3 61 (32.97%) HTML
4 51 (27.57%) ASP.NET
5 40 (21.62%) jQuery
6 33 (17.84%) .NET Framework
7 31 (16.76%) Web Services
8 27 (14.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (12.43%) Entity Framework
10 20 (10.81%) AngularJS
10 20 (10.81%) HTML5
11 17 (9.19%) REST
12 14 (7.57%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (7.03%) Spring
14 12 (6.49%) Ajax
14 12 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (6.49%) React
14 12 (6.49%) XML
15 11 (5.95%) Node.js
16 10 (5.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.81%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.41%) NHS
4 9 (4.86%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.24%) User Experience
6 5 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.08%) Social Media
9 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.54%) Life Science
9 1 (0.54%) MPEG
9 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.54%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.41%) Linux
2 8 (4.32%) Android
2 8 (4.32%) Windows
3 6 (3.24%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (37.84%) MVC
3 47 (25.41%) Software Engineering
4 44 (23.78%) TDD
5 42 (22.70%) OO
6 39 (21.08%) Test Automation
7 27 (14.59%) Mentoring
7 27 (14.59%) Scrum
8 25 (13.51%) OOP
9 23 (12.43%) SDET
10 22 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (11.35%) SDLC
12 19 (10.27%) Web Development
13 17 (9.19%) BDD
14 16 (8.65%) DevOps
15 15 (8.11%) Unit Testing
16 14 (7.57%) Software Testing
17 10 (5.41%) Kanban
18 9 (4.86%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 138 (74.59%) C#
2 84 (45.41%) Java
3 83 (44.86%) JavaScript
4 76 (41.08%) SQL
5 26 (14.05%) C++
6 23 (12.43%) Python
7 18 (9.73%) PHP
8 15 (8.11%) T-SQL
9 11 (5.95%) C
9 11 (5.95%) Ruby
10 9 (4.86%) Scala
11 8 (4.32%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.62%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.08%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.54%) Delphi
14 1 (0.54%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.54%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (10.81%) Degree
2 9 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.70%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.65%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (8.65%) Ansible
2 4 (2.16%) Rancher
2 4 (2.16%) Terraform
3 3 (1.62%) Grafana
Vendors
1 53 (28.65%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.49%) Google
3 9 (4.86%) Xamarin
4 7 (3.78%) Oracle
5 4 (2.16%) Blackboard
5 4 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.62%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.62%) webMethods
7 2 (1.08%) LexisNexis
8 1 (0.54%) Facebook
8 1 (0.54%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.54%) Zend