The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 190 175 165
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 1 2 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.025% 0.053% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.056% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 21
Average salary £38,000 £30,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -22.07%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,085
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.35%
Senior Programmer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3839 3569 3717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.24% 94.22% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3182 3106 3273
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Programmer in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Senior Programmer
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Programmer across the Manchester region.

Senior Programmer Salary Trend in Manchester

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Senior Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Programmer in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) TDD
2 7 (77.78%) Coaching
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (66.67%) Web Application Development
3 6 (66.67%) MVC
3 6 (66.67%) LINQ
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (66.67%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) DB2
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (11.11%) CICS
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) RESTful
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Senior Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (66.67%) LINQ
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) TDD
2 7 (77.78%) Coaching
3 6 (66.67%) Web Application Development
3 6 (66.67%) MVC
3 6 (66.67%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) COBOL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle