Period
to 9 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 95 80
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 153 191 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.97% 2.83% 3.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 2.91% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 123 157 269
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £29,450 £30,150 £28,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £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 5,003 6,571 7,463
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.07% 97.48% 98.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4,159 5,572 6,427
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +26 104 £40,200 +0.50% 31
Bradford +19 22 £37,242 -12.37% 6
Huddersfield +9 16 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Wetherby -4 5 £29,500 -22.88% 3
Halifax -15 3 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Castleford -3 1 £22,500 -42.31%
Wakefield -16 1 £45,000 +40.63% 3
Software Developer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 124 (81.05%) C#
2 93 (60.78%) .NET
3 77 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (47.71%) SQL
5 64 (41.83%) JavaScript
6 57 (37.25%) MVC
7 56 (36.60%) Java
8 52 (33.99%) ASP.NET
8 52 (33.99%) Microsoft
9 48 (31.37%) SQL Server
10 47 (30.72%) HTML
11 44 (28.76%) CSS
12 43 (28.10%) Software Engineering
13 40 (26.14%) TDD
14 36 (23.53%) .NET Framework
15 34 (22.22%) Finance
16 31 (20.26%) C++
16 31 (20.26%) Git (software)
17 30 (19.61%) Mentoring
18 29 (18.95%) OO
19 28 (18.30%) Jenkins
19 28 (18.30%) jQuery
20 27 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
20 27 (17.65%) Python
21 26 (16.99%) Web Services
21 26 (16.99%) Entity Framework
22 24 (15.69%) Scrum
23 23 (15.03%) ASP.NET MVC
24 21 (13.73%) Test Automation
25 20 (13.07%) DevOps

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 19 (12.42%) Elasticsearch
1 19 (12.42%) nginx
2 9 (5.88%) IIS
3 4 (2.61%) CMS
3 4 (2.61%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.61%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.65%) Kentico
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.54%) G Suite
1 10 (6.54%) Office 365
2 9 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.65%) Apigee
4 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.61%) HTTP
1 4 (2.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (31.37%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.42%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (10.46%) NoSQL
4 15 (9.80%) Redis
5 12 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.61%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.96%) MySQL
7 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.65%) DTS
9 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.65%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (20.26%) Git (software)
2 28 (18.30%) Jenkins
3 20 (13.07%) Subversion
4 16 (10.46%) Visual Studio
5 15 (9.80%) Mercurial
5 15 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (8.50%) Cucumber
7 11 (7.19%) Selenium
7 11 (7.19%) SoapUI
8 10 (6.54%) Appium
8 10 (6.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (6.54%) Buildbot
8 10 (6.54%) Gatling
8 10 (6.54%) JMeter
8 10 (6.54%) NeoLoad
8 10 (6.54%) Ranorex
8 10 (6.54%) WATIR
8 10 (6.54%) WebLOAD
9 5 (3.27%) JIRA
10 4 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (22.22%) Finance
2 14 (9.15%) Retail
3 4 (2.61%) Legal
3 4 (2.61%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.96%) Games
5 2 (1.31%) Automotive
5 2 (1.31%) Banking
5 2 (1.31%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (60.78%) .NET
2 52 (33.99%) ASP.NET
3 47 (30.72%) HTML
4 44 (28.76%) CSS
5 36 (23.53%) .NET Framework
6 28 (18.30%) jQuery
7 26 (16.99%) Entity Framework
7 26 (16.99%) Web Services
8 23 (15.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (11.11%) AngularJS
10 15 (9.80%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (9.15%) HTML5
12 13 (8.50%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (8.50%) XML
13 12 (7.84%) WCF
14 8 (5.23%) REST
14 8 (5.23%) WinForms
15 7 (4.58%) Ajax
15 7 (4.58%) React
16 6 (3.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.54%) NHS
4 8 (5.23%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.58%) User Experience
6 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.31%) Social Media
8 1 (0.65%) Blog
8 1 (0.65%) Life Science
8 1 (0.65%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.54%) Windows
2 8 (5.23%) Android
2 8 (5.23%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.27%) Linux
4 4 (2.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (37.25%) MVC
3 43 (28.10%) Software Engineering
4 40 (26.14%) TDD
5 30 (19.61%) Mentoring
6 29 (18.95%) OO
7 27 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (15.69%) Scrum
9 21 (13.73%) Test Automation
10 20 (13.07%) DevOps
10 20 (13.07%) OOP
11 18 (11.76%) SDLC
12 16 (10.46%) Software Testing
13 15 (9.80%) BDD
14 13 (8.50%) Web Development
15 12 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (7.84%) SDET
16 11 (7.19%) Kanban
17 10 (6.54%) DSDM
17 10 (6.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 124 (81.05%) C#
2 73 (47.71%) SQL
3 64 (41.83%) JavaScript
4 56 (36.60%) Java
5 31 (20.26%) C++
6 27 (17.65%) Python
7 13 (8.50%) PHP
7 13 (8.50%) T-SQL
8 12 (7.84%) Ruby
9 11 (7.19%) C
10 10 (6.54%) Scala
11 4 (2.61%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.61%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.31%) Delphi
12 2 (1.31%) ES6
12 2 (1.31%) VB
13 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (11.76%) Degree
2 9 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.27%) MCSD
4 1 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.80%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (9.80%) Ansible
2 2 (1.31%) Rancher
2 2 (1.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (33.99%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.19%) Google
3 8 (5.23%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.31%) LexisNexis
4 2 (1.31%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.31%) webMethods
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle
5 1 (0.65%) Perforce
5 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com