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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 238 198 223
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 9 48 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.67% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.71% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9 43 21
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
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
6211 6805 6814
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.41% 94.91% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5087 5523 5842
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 £23,500 £23,450
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 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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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
(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 -16 5 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Lancashire -6 3 £60,000 +55.84% 2
Cheshire -12 1 £52,500 +3.96% 2
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 22 (62.86%) C#
2 16 (45.71%) .NET
3 15 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 14 (40.00%) Degree
5 13 (37.14%) Software Engineering
5 13 (37.14%) ASP.NET
6 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
6 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (34.29%) Unit Testing
7 11 (31.43%) HTML
7 11 (31.43%) CSS
8 10 (28.57%) OO
8 10 (28.57%) MVC
9 9 (25.71%) SQL
9 9 (25.71%) VB.NET
10 8 (22.86%) Java
10 8 (22.86%) OOP
10 8 (22.86%) Web Services
11 7 (20.00%) UML
11 7 (20.00%) JSP
11 7 (20.00%) JMS
11 7 (20.00%) JUnit
11 7 (20.00%) J2EE
11 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (20.00%) WinForms
11 7 (20.00%) TDD
11 7 (20.00%) Ajax
11 7 (20.00%) LINQ
12 6 (17.14%) jQuery
12 6 (17.14%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) WordPress
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) JUnit
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (11.43%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Games
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) .NET
2 13 (37.14%) ASP.NET
3 11 (31.43%) CSS
3 11 (31.43%) HTML
4 8 (22.86%) Web Services
5 7 (20.00%) J2EE
5 7 (20.00%) JSP
5 7 (20.00%) JMS
5 7 (20.00%) WinForms
5 7 (20.00%) Ajax
5 7 (20.00%) LINQ
6 6 (17.14%) jQuery
6 6 (17.14%) WCF
7 4 (11.43%) WPF
7 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (11.43%) XML
8 3 (8.57%) HTML5
8 3 (8.57%) JSON
9 2 (5.71%) OpenGL
9 2 (5.71%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) N-Tier
4 2 (5.71%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (5.71%) Animation
4 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.71%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Software Engineering
2 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Unit Testing
3 10 (28.57%) OO
3 10 (28.57%) MVC
4 8 (22.86%) OOP
5 7 (20.00%) UML
5 7 (20.00%) TDD
6 5 (14.29%) Scrum
7 4 (11.43%) MVVM
8 3 (8.57%) Refactoring
9 2 (5.71%) Game Development
9 2 (5.71%) SOA
9 2 (5.71%) Project Management
9 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.86%) API Development
10 1 (2.86%) Market Research
10 1 (2.86%) Product Management
10 1 (2.86%) OOD
10 1 (2.86%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) C#
2 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
3 9 (25.71%) SQL
3 9 (25.71%) VB.NET
4 8 (22.86%) Java
5 3 (8.57%) C
5 3 (8.57%) C++
6 1 (2.86%) Delphi
6 1 (2.86%) VB
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.86%) Perforce
3 1 (2.86%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
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