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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 244 196 224
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 13 58 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.78% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.82% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 12 51 13
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.46% +1.17%
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
6289 7071 6638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.59% 94.87% 94.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5220 5737 5708
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 £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 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 27 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 -24 8 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Lancashire +4 4 £60,000 +55.84% 1
Cheshire -1 1 £52,500 +3.96%
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 14 (50.00%) C#
2 12 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 12 (42.86%) Degree
3 11 (39.29%) .NET
4 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 9 (32.14%) OO
6 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 7 (25.00%) MVC
7 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (25.00%) Web Services
7 7 (25.00%) SQL
7 7 (25.00%) HTML
7 7 (25.00%) Java
8 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 6 (21.43%) CSS
8 6 (21.43%) Ajax
9 5 (17.86%) WinForms
9 5 (17.86%) JSP
9 5 (17.86%) J2EE
9 5 (17.86%) VB.NET
9 5 (17.86%) JUnit
9 5 (17.86%) UML
9 5 (17.86%) OOP
9 5 (17.86%) JMS
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (14.29%) Refactoring
10 4 (14.29%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) JUnit
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) .NET
2 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 7 (25.00%) Web Services
3 7 (25.00%) HTML
4 6 (21.43%) CSS
4 6 (21.43%) Ajax
5 5 (17.86%) JMS
5 5 (17.86%) JSP
5 5 (17.86%) J2EE
5 5 (17.86%) WinForms
6 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (14.29%) WCF
7 3 (10.71%) LINQ
7 3 (10.71%) REST
8 2 (7.14%) jQuery
8 2 (7.14%) WPF
8 2 (7.14%) OpenGL
8 2 (7.14%) DirectX
8 2 (7.14%) SOAP
9 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) N-Tier
3 2 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (7.14%) Animation
3 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.14%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 9 (32.14%) OO
3 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 7 (25.00%) MVC
5 5 (17.86%) UML
5 5 (17.86%) OOP
6 4 (14.29%) Refactoring
7 3 (10.71%) TDD
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
8 2 (7.14%) MVVM
8 2 (7.14%) Game Development
8 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.57%) API Development
9 1 (3.57%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (3.57%) Multithreading
9 1 (3.57%) Market Research
9 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.57%) OOD
9 1 (3.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (25.00%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) VB.NET
5 3 (10.71%) C++
5 3 (10.71%) C
6 2 (7.14%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) Delphi
7 1 (3.57%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.57%) PHP5
7 1 (3.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 4 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.57%) Perforce
2 1 (3.57%) Google
2 1 (3.57%) Zend
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
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