Period
to 18 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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

Senior Software Developer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 248 213
Rank change year-on-year +9 -35 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 47 62 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.64% 0.75% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.77% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 46 57 41
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £39,625 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%

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 7,051 8,017 6,946
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 97.58% 97.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5,907 6,769 5,874
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,589
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in Manchester

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in Manchester

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in Manchester

Senior Software 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 Software Developer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. 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 +8 3 £37,500 -31.82%
Stockport +10 2 £58,750 +30.56% 3
Wigan - 1 £39,500 -
Salford - 1 - -
Senior Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, Senior Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 42 (89.36%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (74.47%) C#
3 32 (68.09%) JavaScript
3 32 (68.09%) CSS
4 31 (65.96%) SQL
5 30 (63.83%) .NET
5 30 (63.83%) HTML
6 25 (53.19%) Scrum
6 25 (53.19%) MVC
7 23 (48.94%) Software Engineering
8 21 (44.68%) C++
9 20 (42.55%) WinForms
9 20 (42.55%) Use Case
9 20 (42.55%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (40.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (40.43%) ASP.NET
10 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
10 19 (40.43%) XML
10 19 (40.43%) OO
11 18 (38.30%) Web Services
11 18 (38.30%) RESTful
12 17 (36.17%) MSTest
12 17 (36.17%) MVVM
12 17 (36.17%) jQuery
12 17 (36.17%) LINQ
12 17 (36.17%) WCF
12 17 (36.17%) WPF
12 17 (36.17%) WF
12 17 (36.17%) Silverlight
12 17 (36.17%) NUnit

Senior Software 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 2 (4.26%) Apache Pig
1 2 (4.26%) Apache Spark
1 2 (4.26%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.26%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) MySQL
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (4.26%) Apache Hive
3 2 (4.26%) Big Data
3 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.26%) Redis
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (36.17%) MSTest
1 17 (36.17%) NUnit
2 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) Mocha
3 2 (4.26%) Selenium
3 2 (4.26%) Subversion
3 2 (4.26%) TestRail
3 2 (4.26%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.13%) NetBeans
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Automotive
3 2 (4.26%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (68.09%) CSS
2 30 (63.83%) .NET
2 30 (63.83%) HTML
3 20 (42.55%) WinForms
4 19 (40.43%) ASP.NET
4 19 (40.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (40.43%) XML
5 18 (38.30%) RESTful
5 18 (38.30%) Web Services
6 17 (36.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 17 (36.17%) jQuery
6 17 (36.17%) LINQ
6 17 (36.17%) Silverlight
6 17 (36.17%) SOAP
6 17 (36.17%) WCF
6 17 (36.17%) WF
6 17 (36.17%) WPF
6 17 (36.17%) XSLT
7 11 (23.40%) React
8 6 (12.77%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Fintech
2 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (89.36%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (53.19%) MVC
2 25 (53.19%) Scrum
3 23 (48.94%) Software Engineering
4 20 (42.55%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (42.55%) Use Case
5 19 (40.43%) OO
6 17 (36.17%) DevOps
6 17 (36.17%) DSDM
6 17 (36.17%) MVVM
6 17 (36.17%) RUP
6 17 (36.17%) UML
7 11 (23.40%) TDD
8 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.51%) OOP
8 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.38%) API Development
9 3 (6.38%) Case Management
9 3 (6.38%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 35 (74.47%) C#
2 32 (68.09%) JavaScript
3 31 (65.96%) SQL
4 21 (44.68%) C++
5 17 (36.17%) PL/SQL
5 17 (36.17%) T-SQL
6 13 (27.66%) Java
7 10 (21.28%) PHP
8 6 (12.77%) Python
9 3 (6.38%) Ruby
10 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
10 2 (4.26%) Perl
10 2 (4.26%) Prolog
11 1 (2.13%) Erlang
11 1 (2.13%) Go
11 1 (2.13%) Java 8
11 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Twitter
3 1 (2.13%) Capita
3 1 (2.13%) Google
3 1 (2.13%) Zend