The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 231 187 203
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 23 58 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.85% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.90% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 21 52 61
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Senior Software 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
6907 6475 7695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.41% 95.33% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5941 5489 6781
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Senior Software Developer Salary Trend in the North West

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Senior Software Developer Salary Histogram in the North West

Senior Software 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 Software Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -35 20 £42,500 - 2
Lancashire +1 2 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Cheshire -19 1 - - 1
Senior Software Developer
England

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 50 (69.44%) C#
2 35 (48.61%) .NET
3 33 (45.83%) OO
4 32 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (38.89%) Degree
5 28 (38.89%) SQL Server
6 26 (36.11%) WCF
7 25 (34.72%) Java
8 24 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 23 (31.94%) ASP.NET
10 22 (30.56%) Software Engineering
11 21 (29.17%) OOD
11 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
12 20 (27.78%) Web Services
13 19 (26.39%) MVC
14 17 (23.61%) HTML
14 17 (23.61%) Unit Testing
15 16 (22.22%) T-SQL
15 16 (22.22%) SOA
15 16 (22.22%) JMS
16 15 (20.83%) MS Excel
17 14 (19.44%) OOP
17 14 (19.44%) SQL
17 14 (19.44%) SOAP
17 14 (19.44%) Ajax
17 14 (19.44%) Relational Database
18 13 (18.06%) Team Foundation Server
18 13 (18.06%) UML
18 13 (18.06%) CSS
18 13 (18.06%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.39%) Confluence
3 1 (1.39%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 15 (20.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (19.44%) Relational Database
3 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.39%) MySQL
5 1 (1.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (18.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (16.67%) JUnit
3 6 (8.33%) Maven
4 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.78%) JIRA
5 2 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.39%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.39%) MSTest
6 1 (1.39%) NDepend
6 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.39%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 11 (15.28%) Retail
2 7 (9.72%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Games
4 1 (1.39%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (48.61%) .NET
2 26 (36.11%) WCF
3 23 (31.94%) ASP.NET
4 20 (27.78%) Web Services
5 17 (23.61%) HTML
6 16 (22.22%) JMS
7 14 (19.44%) SOAP
7 14 (19.44%) Ajax
8 13 (18.06%) J2EE
8 13 (18.06%) CSS
9 12 (16.67%) JSP
10 11 (15.28%) XML
11 10 (13.89%) jQuery
11 10 (13.89%) RESTful
11 10 (13.89%) HTML5
12 8 (11.11%) WinForms
13 7 (9.72%) WPF
13 7 (9.72%) LINQ
14 6 (8.33%) .NET Framework
14 6 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.78%) iSeries
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Linux
3 4 (5.56%) Android
3 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) OO
2 32 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (30.56%) Software Engineering
4 21 (29.17%) OOD
5 19 (26.39%) MVC
6 17 (23.61%) Unit Testing
7 16 (22.22%) SOA
8 14 (19.44%) OOP
9 13 (18.06%) UML
10 8 (11.11%) TDD
11 7 (9.72%) Project Management
11 7 (9.72%) Mentoring
12 6 (8.33%) E-Commerce
13 5 (6.94%) Configuration Management
13 5 (6.94%) Scrum
14 4 (5.56%) ERP
14 4 (5.56%) Change Control
14 4 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
15 3 (4.17%) CRM
16 2 (2.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 50 (69.44%) C#
2 25 (34.72%) Java
3 24 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 16 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 14 (19.44%) SQL
6 10 (13.89%) Delphi
7 7 (9.72%) C++
8 4 (5.56%) Ruby
8 4 (5.56%) XPath
9 2 (2.78%) RPG
10 1 (1.39%) PHP
10 1 (1.39%) C
10 1 (1.39%) Scala
10 1 (1.39%) RPG IV
10 1 (1.39%) VB
10 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (38.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.89%) Embarcadero
2 10 (13.89%) Oracle
3 9 (12.50%) Wonderware
4 5 (6.94%) Siemens
5 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.78%) SAP
6 2 (2.78%) Twitter
7 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.39%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.39%) Progress
7 1 (1.39%) Sybase
7 1 (1.39%) Telerik
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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EXCELerate
Salary: £60K + Bonus, Corporate Benefits, 6% Pension
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Salary: £50000 per annum + Bens
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Salary: £33000 - £39000 per annum
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