Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 217 246
Rank change year-on-year -35 +29 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 40 79 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.55% 1.01% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 1.04% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 39 76 31
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +11.76%
10th Percentile £40,600 £40,625 £37,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 7,025 7,604 7,179
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.50% 97.66% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,848 6,329 6,161
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +18 4 £46,750 -15.00% 1
Stockport +21 3 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Wigan -3 2 £47,250 -10.00%
Bury - 1 £50,000 - 1
Senior Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 35 (87.50%) C#
2 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (67.50%) .NET
4 26 (65.00%) JavaScript
4 26 (65.00%) MVC
5 25 (62.50%) HTML
5 25 (62.50%) CSS
6 23 (57.50%) Scrum
7 20 (50.00%) SQL
8 18 (45.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (45.00%) ASP.NET
8 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
9 17 (42.50%) jQuery
10 16 (40.00%) Software Engineering
11 14 (35.00%) UML
11 14 (35.00%) OO
11 14 (35.00%) C++
11 14 (35.00%) RESTful
12 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (32.50%) WCF
12 13 (32.50%) WPF
12 13 (32.50%) Web Services
12 13 (32.50%) XML
13 12 (30.00%) WinForms
13 12 (30.00%) NUnit
13 12 (30.00%) XSLT
13 12 (30.00%) RUP
13 12 (30.00%) DSDM
13 12 (30.00%) PL/SQL
13 12 (30.00%) T-SQL

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 (2.50%) Apache Pig
1 1 (2.50%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.50%) CMS
1 1 (2.50%) Sitefinity
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) MSTest
1 12 (30.00%) NUnit
2 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.50%) gulp
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.50%) Subversion
4 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Automotive
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (67.50%) .NET
2 25 (62.50%) CSS
2 25 (62.50%) HTML
3 18 (45.00%) ASP.NET
3 18 (45.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (42.50%) jQuery
5 14 (35.00%) RESTful
6 13 (32.50%) WCF
6 13 (32.50%) Web Services
6 13 (32.50%) WPF
6 13 (32.50%) XML
7 12 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 12 (30.00%) LINQ
7 12 (30.00%) Silverlight
7 12 (30.00%) SOAP
7 12 (30.00%) WF
7 12 (30.00%) WinForms
7 12 (30.00%) XSLT
8 7 (17.50%) AngularJS
8 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (17.50%) Fintech
3 3 (7.50%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (65.00%) MVC
3 23 (57.50%) Scrum
4 16 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 14 (35.00%) OO
5 14 (35.00%) UML
6 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (30.00%) DevOps
7 12 (30.00%) DSDM
7 12 (30.00%) MVVM
7 12 (30.00%) RUP
7 12 (30.00%) Use Case
8 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Microservices
9 5 (12.50%) TDD
10 3 (7.50%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
11 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (5.00%) Software Architecture
11 2 (5.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 35 (87.50%) C#
2 26 (65.00%) JavaScript
3 20 (50.00%) SQL
4 14 (35.00%) C++
5 12 (30.00%) PL/SQL
5 12 (30.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (10.00%) Java
7 3 (7.50%) PHP
8 2 (5.00%) Ruby
9 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.50%) Erlang
9 1 (2.50%) Go
9 1 (2.50%) Java 8
9 1 (2.50%) Perl
9 1 (2.50%) Python
9 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) DBS Check
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Twitter