The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 67 39 49
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 249 402 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.85% 5.80% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.04% 6.11% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 217 348 347
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,852 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Senior Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6162 6574 7080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.20% 94.86% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5015 5312 6066
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Senior Developer Salary Trend in the North West

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Senior Developer Salary Histogram in the North West

Senior Developer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 179 £42,500 - 34
Cheshire -24 48 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Lancashire -22 13 £40,000 - 2
Merseyside -14 7 £35,000 -4.10%
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Senior Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 311 (54.47%) C#
2 308 (53.94%) .NET
3 286 (50.09%) JavaScript
4 273 (47.81%) HTML
5 271 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
6 256 (44.83%) CSS
7 251 (43.96%) ASP.NET
8 241 (42.21%) MVC
9 226 (39.58%) SQL Server
10 169 (29.60%) SQL
11 162 (28.37%) jQuery
12 149 (26.09%) Java
13 148 (25.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 142 (24.87%) OO
15 129 (22.59%) Web Services
16 123 (21.54%) TDD
17 108 (18.91%) WCF
18 100 (17.51%) Scrum
19 90 (15.76%) Degree
20 88 (15.41%) Microsoft
21 87 (15.24%) XML
21 87 (15.24%) OOP
22 80 (14.01%) .NET Framework
23 75 (13.13%) Web Development
24 74 (12.96%) AngularJS
24 74 (12.96%) Software Engineering
25 71 (12.43%) HTML5
26 68 (11.91%) VB.NET
26 68 (11.91%) WPF
27 66 (11.56%) Mentoring

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Senior Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.20%) Node.js
3 22 (3.85%) IIS
4 20 (3.50%) WordPress
5 17 (2.98%) Umbraco
6 16 (2.80%) WebSphere
6 16 (2.80%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.45%) CMS
8 11 (1.93%) Apache
9 8 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.05%) FileNet
10 6 (1.05%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.88%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.88%) JBoss
11 5 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.70%) Drupal
13 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.35%) Joomla!
14 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 44 (7.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.58%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (3.33%) Magento
2 6 (1.05%) Exstream
2 6 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.35%) SaaS
3 2 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.93%) Internet
2 5 (0.88%) HTTP
3 2 (0.35%) SSL
3 2 (0.35%) Intranet
3 2 (0.35%) GPRS
3 2 (0.35%) UMTS
3 2 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 59 (10.33%) MySQL
3 47 (8.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (5.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 24 (4.20%) NoSQL
8 22 (3.85%) MongoDB
9 21 (3.68%) Oracle Database
10 13 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.75%) Big Data
13 9 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (1.58%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.23%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.70%) RavenDB
16 3 (0.53%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 48 (8.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (5.95%) Git (software)
3 29 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 22 (3.85%) Subversion
5 19 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 17 (2.98%) JUnit
7 13 (2.28%) NUnit
7 13 (2.28%) Grunt
8 9 (1.58%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (1.40%) Ant
10 7 (1.23%) Mercurial
11 6 (1.05%) Moq
11 6 (1.05%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.05%) gulp
12 5 (0.88%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.88%) PhpStorm
12 5 (0.88%) Bower
12 5 (0.88%) JIRA
12 5 (0.88%) NetBeans
13 4 (0.70%) Maven
General
1 38 (6.65%) Finance
2 19 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.15%) Games
3 18 (3.15%) Retail
4 15 (2.63%) Billing
5 7 (1.23%) Marketing
6 6 (1.05%) Banking
7 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.88%) Law
8 4 (0.70%) Legal
9 3 (0.53%) Electronics
9 3 (0.53%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.53%) iGaming
9 3 (0.53%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.35%) Advertising
10 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (53.94%) .NET
2 273 (47.81%) HTML
3 256 (44.83%) CSS
4 251 (43.96%) ASP.NET
5 162 (28.37%) jQuery
6 148 (25.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 129 (22.59%) Web Services
8 108 (18.91%) WCF
9 87 (15.24%) XML
10 80 (14.01%) .NET Framework
11 74 (12.96%) AngularJS
12 71 (12.43%) HTML5
13 68 (11.91%) WPF
14 54 (9.46%) Entity Framework
15 51 (8.93%) JSON
15 51 (8.93%) Spring
16 48 (8.41%) J2EE
16 48 (8.41%) Ajax
16 48 (8.41%) RESTful
17 43 (7.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.83%) Computer Science
2 27 (4.73%) User Experience
3 26 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 22 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.33%) N-Tier
6 9 (1.58%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.23%) W3C
9 6 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.05%) iPhone
10 5 (0.88%) Xbox
10 5 (0.88%) NHS
10 5 (0.88%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (0.88%) Physics
10 5 (0.88%) Interactive TV
11 4 (0.70%) Blog
11 4 (0.70%) Social Media
12 3 (0.53%) iPad
12 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.88%) Windows
2 43 (7.53%) Linux
3 25 (4.38%) Apple iOS
4 24 (4.20%) Android
5 12 (2.10%) UNIX
6 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.53%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone 7
8 2 (0.35%) AIX
8 2 (0.35%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (42.21%) MVC
3 142 (24.87%) OO
4 123 (21.54%) TDD
5 100 (17.51%) Scrum
6 87 (15.24%) OOP
7 75 (13.13%) Web Development
8 74 (12.96%) Software Engineering
9 66 (11.56%) Mentoring
10 64 (11.21%) Unit Testing
11 61 (10.68%) E-Commerce
12 43 (7.53%) BDD
13 26 (4.55%) MVVM
13 26 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (4.38%) Project Management
14 25 (4.38%) SDLC
15 23 (4.03%) SOA
16 22 (3.85%) iOS Development
17 20 (3.50%) OOD
18 19 (3.33%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 311 (54.47%) C#
2 286 (50.09%) JavaScript
3 169 (29.60%) SQL
4 149 (26.09%) Java
5 68 (11.91%) VB.NET
6 63 (11.03%) PHP
7 35 (6.13%) T-SQL
8 20 (3.50%) C++
9 16 (2.80%) VB
10 13 (2.28%) Objective-C
11 12 (2.10%) C
12 9 (1.58%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.05%) VB6
14 5 (0.88%) Scala
15 3 (0.53%) X++
15 3 (0.53%) PHP5
15 3 (0.53%) Delphi
15 3 (0.53%) VC++
16 2 (0.35%) Python
16 2 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 90 (15.76%) Degree
2 6 (1.05%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.18%) OCA
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.18%) MCP
5 1 (0.18%) HND
5 1 (0.18%) OCAJ
5 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.23%) QA
2 5 (0.88%) SLA
3 2 (0.35%) HL7
Vendors
1 88 (15.41%) Microsoft
2 55 (9.63%) Oracle
3 23 (4.03%) Zend
4 14 (2.45%) IBM
5 8 (1.40%) Informatica
5 8 (1.40%) Perforce
5 8 (1.40%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.23%) Google
7 6 (1.05%) webMethods
7 6 (1.05%) HP
7 6 (1.05%) Software AG
8 4 (0.70%) Hitachi
8 4 (0.70%) SAP
8 4 (0.70%) hybris
8 4 (0.70%) Twitter
9 3 (0.53%) Facebook
9 3 (0.53%) Apple
10 2 (0.35%) Embarcadero
10 2 (0.35%) Adobe
10 2 (0.35%) Talend
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