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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 200 226 211
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 53 16 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.22% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.24% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 47 16 36
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
6953 6750 7261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.73% 94.33% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5636 5791 6315
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +24 35 £40,000 +4.57% 8
Cheshire -6 8 £50,500 +34.66% 1
Lancashire +1 6 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Merseyside +2 4 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 55 (72.37%) C#
2 48 (63.16%) .NET
3 33 (43.42%) SQL Server
4 31 (40.79%) ASP.NET
5 29 (38.16%) OO
6 28 (36.84%) JavaScript
7 27 (35.53%) WCF
8 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (28.95%) MVC
10 21 (27.63%) Degree
11 20 (26.32%) SQL
11 20 (26.32%) OOD
12 19 (25.00%) T-SQL
12 19 (25.00%) Java
13 18 (23.68%) HTML
13 18 (23.68%) Software Engineering
14 17 (22.37%) Web Services
14 17 (22.37%) SOA
14 17 (22.37%) Windows
14 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
14 17 (22.37%) Unit Testing
15 15 (19.74%) jQuery
16 13 (17.11%) WPF
16 13 (17.11%) Relational Database
16 13 (17.11%) XML
16 13 (17.11%) SOAP
16 13 (17.11%) Finance
17 12 (15.79%) Scrum
17 12 (15.79%) Project Management
17 12 (15.79%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.58%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.58%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.58%) Lync
3 2 (2.63%) Confluence
3 2 (2.63%) IIS
3 2 (2.63%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.32%) CMS
4 1 (1.32%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
2 1 (1.32%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) HTTP
2 3 (3.95%) Internet
3 2 (2.63%) GPRS
3 2 (2.63%) UMTS
4 1 (1.32%) DNS
4 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (43.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.11%) Relational Database
3 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (6.58%) MySQL
6 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.32%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.58%) Maven
4 4 (5.26%) JUnit
5 3 (3.95%) JIRA
5 3 (3.95%) Subversion
6 2 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.63%) StyleCop
6 2 (2.63%) NDepend
6 2 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Retail
3 5 (6.58%) Games
4 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Automotive
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Billing
5 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (63.16%) .NET
2 31 (40.79%) ASP.NET
3 27 (35.53%) WCF
4 18 (23.68%) HTML
5 17 (22.37%) Web Services
6 15 (19.74%) jQuery
7 13 (17.11%) SOAP
7 13 (17.11%) WPF
7 13 (17.11%) XML
8 11 (14.47%) WinForms
8 11 (14.47%) HTML5
9 10 (13.16%) LINQ
9 10 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (11.84%) CSS
10 9 (11.84%) JMS
11 8 (10.53%) RESTful
12 7 (9.21%) J2EE
13 6 (7.89%) REST
14 5 (6.58%) Ember.js
14 5 (6.58%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) iSeries
2 4 (5.26%) AS400
3 3 (3.95%) Informatics
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.95%) NHS
4 1 (1.32%) W3C
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Wiki
4 1 (1.32%) PDA
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.37%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Android
3 6 (7.89%) Linux
4 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.95%) UNIX
6 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.63%) Windows CE
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) OO
2 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (28.95%) MVC
4 20 (26.32%) OOD
5 18 (23.68%) Software Engineering
6 17 (22.37%) Unit Testing
6 17 (22.37%) SOA
7 12 (15.79%) Project Management
7 12 (15.79%) Scrum
8 10 (13.16%) TDD
9 8 (10.53%) CRM
10 7 (9.21%) OOP
11 6 (7.89%) E-Commerce
11 6 (7.89%) Configuration Management
12 5 (6.58%) UML
12 5 (6.58%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (6.58%) Kanban
12 5 (6.58%) Change Control
13 4 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 55 (72.37%) C#
2 28 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 20 (26.32%) SQL
4 19 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 19 (25.00%) Java
5 8 (10.53%) Delphi
6 6 (7.89%) C++
6 6 (7.89%) PHP
7 5 (6.58%) RPG
7 5 (6.58%) XPath
7 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.26%) Ruby
9 1 (1.32%) Scala
9 1 (1.32%) RPG IV
9 1 (1.32%) VB
9 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (27.63%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) MCP
2 5 (6.58%) CCNP
2 5 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.79%) Oracle
3 7 (9.21%) Wonderware
4 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.26%) Embarcadero
6 3 (3.95%) Siemens
7 2 (2.63%) SAP
7 2 (2.63%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.63%) DevExpress
7 2 (2.63%) Telerik
8 1 (1.32%) Apple
8 1 (1.32%) VMware
8 1 (1.32%) Twitter
8 1 (1.32%) Progress
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