The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 203 222 218
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 44 24 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.35% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 40 24 26
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,100 £45,000 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6762 6872 7206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.77% 94.81% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5477 5884 6339
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Senior Software Developer
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +23 25 £40,000 +2.56% 7
Cheshire +1 10 £50,500 +34.66%
Lancashire 0 5 £38,500 -0.64% 2
Merseyside 0 4 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 49 (68.06%) C#
2 46 (63.89%) .NET
3 32 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 31 (43.06%) ASP.NET
5 30 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 27 (37.50%) OO
7 26 (36.11%) SQL
8 22 (30.56%) HTML
8 22 (30.56%) MVC
8 22 (30.56%) WCF
9 20 (27.78%) Java
10 19 (26.39%) T-SQL
10 19 (26.39%) Windows
10 19 (26.39%) Degree
11 18 (25.00%) Unit Testing
11 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (22.22%) Software Engineering
12 16 (22.22%) Finance
12 16 (22.22%) jQuery
13 15 (20.83%) Web Services
14 14 (19.44%) XML
14 14 (19.44%) OOD
14 14 (19.44%) Relational Database
15 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (18.06%) SOA
15 13 (18.06%) SOAP
15 13 (18.06%) Oracle
15 13 (18.06%) Project Management
16 12 (16.67%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (9.72%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.94%) Lync
3 4 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.78%) IIS
4 2 (2.78%) Confluence
4 2 (2.78%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.39%) Node.js
5 1 (1.39%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) SaaS
2 1 (1.39%) PaaS
2 1 (1.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) HTTP
2 3 (4.17%) Internet
3 2 (2.78%) GPRS
3 2 (2.78%) UMTS
4 1 (1.39%) DNS
4 1 (1.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (19.44%) Relational Database
3 10 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (6.94%) MySQL
6 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.39%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.94%) JUnit
4 4 (5.56%) Maven
5 3 (4.17%) JIRA
5 3 (4.17%) Subversion
6 2 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.78%) StyleCop
6 2 (2.78%) NDepend
6 2 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.39%) PhoneGap
General
1 16 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Retail
3 4 (5.56%) Games
4 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.39%) Automotive
5 1 (1.39%) Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (63.89%) .NET
2 31 (43.06%) ASP.NET
3 22 (30.56%) HTML
3 22 (30.56%) WCF
4 16 (22.22%) jQuery
5 15 (20.83%) Web Services
6 14 (19.44%) XML
7 13 (18.06%) SOAP
7 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (16.67%) WPF
9 11 (15.28%) J2EE
10 10 (13.89%) CSS
10 10 (13.89%) HTML5
11 9 (12.50%) JMS
11 9 (12.50%) WinForms
12 8 (11.11%) Ajax
12 8 (11.11%) LINQ
13 7 (9.72%) .NET Framework
14 6 (8.33%) RESTful
14 6 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) AS400
1 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 4 (5.56%) iSeries
2 3 (4.17%) Informatics
2 3 (4.17%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (1.39%) W3C
3 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) Wiki
3 1 (1.39%) PDA
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.39%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Android
3 6 (8.33%) UNIX
4 5 (6.94%) Linux
5 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.78%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) OO
2 22 (30.56%) MVC
3 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 16 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 14 (19.44%) OOD
6 13 (18.06%) SOA
6 13 (18.06%) Project Management
7 11 (15.28%) Scrum
8 10 (13.89%) TDD
9 8 (11.11%) CRM
9 8 (11.11%) OOP
10 7 (9.72%) Software Testing
11 6 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
11 6 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
11 6 (8.33%) UML
12 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
12 5 (6.94%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (6.94%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 49 (68.06%) C#
2 30 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 26 (36.11%) SQL
4 20 (27.78%) Java
5 19 (26.39%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.33%) Delphi
6 6 (8.33%) PHP
7 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.56%) RPG
8 4 (5.56%) XPath
9 3 (4.17%) C++
10 2 (2.78%) Ruby
11 1 (1.39%) VB
11 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (26.39%) Degree
2 5 (6.94%) MCP
2 5 (6.94%) CCNP
2 5 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.06%) Oracle
3 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.17%) Wonderware
5 2 (2.78%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.78%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.78%) SAP
5 2 (2.78%) Embarcadero
5 2 (2.78%) Apple
5 2 (2.78%) Telerik
6 1 (1.39%) VMware
6 1 (1.39%) Siemens
6 1 (1.39%) Twitter
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