Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 227 243
Rank change year-on-year +47 +16 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 109 59 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.46% 0.80% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 0.83% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 98 58 28
Manchester median annual salary £55,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £45,000 £32,500 £33,375
90th Percentile £63,625 £75,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £53,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.58% -5.00% +17.65%

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 7,244 7,151 6,761
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.14% 97.15% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6,006 6,170 5,608
Manchester median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Wigan - 2 £52,500 -
Salford -3 1 £42,500 +4.94%
Bolton - 1 £55,000 -
Senior Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Senior Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 94 (86.24%) JavaScript
2 87 (79.82%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (66.06%) C#
4 71 (65.14%) .NET
5 67 (61.47%) Scrum
6 65 (59.63%) CSS
7 62 (56.88%) ASP.NET
8 59 (54.13%) MVC
9 58 (53.21%) Software Engineering
10 56 (51.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 44 (40.37%) SQL
12 43 (39.45%) Web Services
13 42 (38.53%) jQuery
14 40 (36.70%) HTML
15 39 (35.78%) WCF
16 34 (31.19%) Java
17 31 (28.44%) NUnit
18 30 (27.52%) Finance
19 27 (24.77%) OO
20 26 (23.85%) Microsoft
21 24 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
22 22 (20.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
23 21 (19.27%) T-SQL
24 20 (18.35%) RESTful
25 19 (17.43%) Kanban
25 19 (17.43%) WPF
25 19 (17.43%) Ruby
25 19 (17.43%) XML
25 19 (17.43%) DevOps
26 18 (16.51%) MVVM

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 1 (0.92%) CMS
1 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.67%) GitHub
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) Big Data
2 4 (3.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.75%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.83%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (28.44%) NUnit
2 17 (15.60%) Git (software)
2 17 (15.60%) MSTest
2 17 (15.60%) TeamCity
3 15 (13.76%) Selenium
4 4 (3.67%) GitLab
5 3 (2.75%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.75%) JUnit
6 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (27.52%) Finance
2 4 (3.67%) Retail
3 3 (2.75%) Advertising
3 3 (2.75%) Electronics
3 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.75%) Marketing
3 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.92%) Law
4 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (65.14%) .NET
2 65 (59.63%) CSS
3 62 (56.88%) ASP.NET
4 56 (51.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 43 (39.45%) Web Services
6 42 (38.53%) jQuery
7 40 (36.70%) HTML
8 39 (35.78%) WCF
9 20 (18.35%) RESTful
10 19 (17.43%) WPF
10 19 (17.43%) XML
11 18 (16.51%) LINQ
11 18 (16.51%) SOAP
11 18 (16.51%) Spring
12 17 (15.60%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (15.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 17 (15.60%) Silverlight
12 17 (15.60%) WF
12 17 (15.60%) WinForms
12 17 (15.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.76%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.67%) iPad
4 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.92%) Fintech
4 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.68%) Linux
2 4 (3.67%) Windows
3 1 (0.92%) Android
3 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (79.82%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (61.47%) Scrum
3 59 (54.13%) MVC
4 58 (53.21%) Software Engineering
5 27 (24.77%) OO
6 24 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (20.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 19 (17.43%) DevOps
8 19 (17.43%) Kanban
9 18 (16.51%) MVVM
9 18 (16.51%) OOP
10 17 (15.60%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (15.60%) DSDM
10 17 (15.60%) RUP
10 17 (15.60%) SOLID
10 17 (15.60%) UML
10 17 (15.60%) Use Case
11 15 (13.76%) Mathematics
12 12 (11.01%) TDD
13 10 (9.17%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 94 (86.24%) JavaScript
2 72 (66.06%) C#
3 44 (40.37%) SQL
4 34 (31.19%) Java
5 21 (19.27%) T-SQL
6 19 (17.43%) Ruby
7 17 (15.60%) C++
7 17 (15.60%) PL/SQL
7 17 (15.60%) TypeScript
8 8 (7.34%) Scala
9 5 (4.59%) Python
10 4 (3.67%) Groovy
11 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.75%) C
11 3 (2.75%) Go
11 3 (2.75%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.83%) PHP
13 1 (0.92%) Erlang
13 1 (0.92%) F#
13 1 (0.92%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 15 (13.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (5.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Ansible
1 3 (2.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (23.85%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.76%) Oracle
3 3 (2.75%) SAP
3 3 (2.75%) WorldPay
4 1 (0.92%) Capita
4 1 (0.92%) Zend