Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Developer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 26 54
Rank change year-on-year -8 +28 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 252 407 351
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 6.73% 8.56% 5.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.02% 8.91% 5.82%
Number of salaries quoted 237 379 279
10th Percentile £40,000 £39,000 £39,550
25th Percentile £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,625 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £53,735 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +5.00% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,588 4,568 6,028
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.05% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3,090 3,702 4,920
10th Percentile £31,180 £28,946 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,500 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,750
Median % change year-on-year - +9.29% +1.67%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,625 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Manchester

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Senior Developer in Manchester

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in Manchester

Senior Developer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -11 7 £50,000 - 1
Stockport +16 6 £54,000 +8.00%
Wigan - 3 £44,500 -
Cheadle +8 1 £55,000 +7.32% 1
Altrincham -8 1 £45,000 - 1
Senior Developer
North West

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, Senior Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 131 (51.98%) JavaScript
2 114 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (33.33%) C#
4 80 (31.75%) React
5 78 (30.95%) .NET
6 72 (28.57%) MVC
7 68 (26.98%) Azure
8 65 (25.79%) AWS
8 65 (25.79%) SQL
9 62 (24.60%) DevOps
10 61 (24.21%) Node.js
11 58 (23.02%) TDD
12 57 (22.62%) HTML
13 56 (22.22%) CSS
14 53 (21.03%) AngularJS
15 52 (20.63%) Software Engineering
16 51 (20.24%) PHP
17 49 (19.44%) MySQL
17 49 (19.44%) SQL Server
18 48 (19.05%) Docker
19 41 (16.27%) E-Commerce
19 41 (16.27%) REST
19 41 (16.27%) Front End Development
20 40 (15.87%) Git (software)
21 38 (15.08%) Microservices
22 35 (13.89%) Java
23 33 (13.10%) Web Services
24 31 (12.30%) OOP
24 31 (12.30%) Symfony
25 30 (11.90%) ASP.NET

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (5.95%) CMS
2 14 (5.56%) WordPress
3 13 (5.16%) IIS
4 11 (4.37%) Umbraco
5 10 (3.97%) EPiServer
5 10 (3.97%) Kentico
5 10 (3.97%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.59%) Confluence
7 3 (1.19%) Apache
7 3 (1.19%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.79%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 10 (3.97%) nopCommerce
2 6 (2.38%) Magento
3 4 (1.59%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 68 (26.98%) Azure
2 65 (25.79%) AWS
3 17 (6.75%) Serverless
4 16 (6.35%) GCP
5 14 (5.56%) SaaS
6 4 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.59%) Azure Service Fabric
6 4 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.59%) PaaS
7 3 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.19%) Azure Stack
7 3 (1.19%) GitHub
8 2 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.79%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.40%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (0.40%) Cloud Run
9 1 (0.40%) npm
9 1 (0.40%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.79%) HTTP
2 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (19.44%) MySQL
1 49 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.73%) MongoDB
3 12 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 11 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.59%) Big Data
7 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.19%) OLTP
8 3 (1.19%) Snowflake Schema
9 2 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.79%) Power BI
9 2 (0.79%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 40 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.56%) Bitbucket
3 8 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.38%) JIRA
5 5 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (1.98%) Gradle
6 4 (1.59%) JMeter
6 4 (1.59%) Katalon Studio
6 4 (1.59%) Mocha
6 4 (1.59%) MSTest
6 4 (1.59%) Selenium
6 4 (1.59%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.59%) webpack
7 3 (1.19%) CircleCI
7 3 (1.19%) git-flow
7 3 (1.19%) gulp
7 3 (1.19%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.19%) JUnit
7 3 (1.19%) Mockito
7 3 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (7.94%) Finance
2 11 (4.37%) Retail
2 11 (4.37%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.78%) Banking
4 5 (1.98%) Law
4 5 (1.98%) Marketing
5 4 (1.59%) Electronics
5 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.59%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.19%) Automotive
6 3 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (31.75%) React
2 78 (30.95%) .NET
3 61 (24.21%) Node.js
4 57 (22.62%) HTML
5 56 (22.22%) CSS
6 53 (21.03%) AngularJS
7 41 (16.27%) REST
8 33 (13.10%) Web Services
9 31 (12.30%) Symfony
10 30 (11.90%) ASP.NET
11 29 (11.51%) .NET Framework
12 28 (11.11%) jQuery
13 25 (9.92%) .NET Core
14 24 (9.52%) Laravel
15 22 (8.73%) Vue.js
16 21 (8.33%) RESTful
17 18 (7.14%) Kafka
17 18 (7.14%) Sass
18 16 (6.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 15 (5.95%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (9.13%) User Experience
3 11 (4.37%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.97%) NHS
5 9 (3.57%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.79%) Blog
9 1 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.40%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.94%) Linux
2 16 (6.35%) Windows
3 12 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.78%) Android
5 6 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (28.57%) MVC
3 62 (24.60%) DevOps
4 58 (23.02%) TDD
5 52 (20.63%) Software Engineering
6 41 (16.27%) E-Commerce
6 41 (16.27%) Front End Development
7 38 (15.08%) Microservices
8 31 (12.30%) OOP
9 24 (9.52%) Mentoring
10 20 (7.94%) OO
11 19 (7.54%) Scrum
11 19 (7.54%) Unit Testing
12 18 (7.14%) Fintech
12 18 (7.14%) Web Development
13 16 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (5.16%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (5.16%) Machine Learning
15 12 (4.76%) Kanban
15 12 (4.76%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 131 (51.98%) JavaScript
2 84 (33.33%) C#
3 65 (25.79%) SQL
4 51 (20.24%) PHP
5 35 (13.89%) Java
6 27 (10.71%) Python
7 24 (9.52%) Go
8 19 (7.54%) TypeScript
9 15 (5.95%) Ruby
10 13 (5.16%) ES6
11 6 (2.38%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.59%) Kotlin
12 4 (1.59%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.59%) XPath
13 3 (1.19%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.19%) C++
14 2 (0.79%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.79%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.40%) Java 8
15 1 (0.40%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 15 (5.95%) Degree
2 6 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.97%) WAI
2 2 (0.79%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 48 (19.05%) Docker
2 2 (0.79%) KVM
2 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 14 (5.56%) Terraform
3 4 (1.59%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) Rancher
Vendors
1 25 (9.92%) Zend
2 20 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.76%) Sitecore
4 9 (3.57%) Google
5 6 (2.38%) Oracle
5 6 (2.38%) SAP
6 4 (1.59%) AppDynamics
6 4 (1.59%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.79%) Adobe
8 2 (0.79%) Apple
8 2 (0.79%) VMware
8 2 (0.79%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.40%) IBM
9 1 (0.40%) iManage
9 1 (0.40%) Telerik