Period
to 16 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 241 254
Rank change year-on-year +43 +13 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 97 44 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.25% 0.59% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.61% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 89 43 23
Manchester median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £45,000 £33,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £54,500
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 7561 7243 7120
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.21% 97.38% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6266 6243 5909
Manchester median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,000 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 December 2017.

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 December 2017. 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 - 1
Senior Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, 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 87 (89.69%) JavaScript
2 73 (75.26%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (65.98%) C#
4 63 (64.95%) .NET
5 59 (60.82%) Scrum
6 57 (58.76%) CSS
7 56 (57.73%) ASP.NET
8 54 (55.67%) MVC
9 51 (52.58%) Software Engineering
9 51 (52.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 44 (45.36%) SQL
11 38 (39.18%) Web Services
11 38 (39.18%) jQuery
12 37 (38.14%) HTML
13 35 (36.08%) WCF
14 30 (30.93%) Java
15 28 (28.87%) Finance
15 28 (28.87%) NUnit
16 24 (24.74%) OO
17 22 (22.68%) Microsoft
17 22 (22.68%) Spring
17 22 (22.68%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (21.65%) Continuous Improvement
19 20 (20.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 20 (20.62%) Linux
20 19 (19.59%) Oracle
20 19 (19.59%) Oracle ADF
20 19 (19.59%) Java EE
20 19 (19.59%) Degree
20 19 (19.59%) Selenium

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 (1.03%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.40%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.06%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) Big Data
2 4 (4.12%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.09%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.06%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (28.87%) NUnit
2 19 (19.59%) Selenium
3 16 (16.49%) Git (software)
3 16 (16.49%) TeamCity
4 15 (15.46%) MSTest
5 3 (3.09%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.09%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.09%) JUnit
6 2 (2.06%) GitLab
6 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (28.87%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Electronics
2 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.09%) Marketing
2 3 (3.09%) Retail
2 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.06%) Advertising
4 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.03%) Law
4 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (64.95%) .NET
2 57 (58.76%) CSS
3 56 (57.73%) ASP.NET
4 51 (52.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 38 (39.18%) jQuery
5 38 (39.18%) Web Services
6 37 (38.14%) HTML
7 35 (36.08%) WCF
8 22 (22.68%) Spring
9 19 (19.59%) Java EE
9 19 (19.59%) Oracle ADF
10 18 (18.56%) RESTful
11 17 (17.53%) XML
12 16 (16.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (16.49%) LINQ
12 16 (16.49%) WPF
13 15 (15.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 15 (15.46%) Silverlight
13 15 (15.46%) WF
13 15 (15.46%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.59%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.12%) iPad
3 3 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.03%) Fintech
4 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.62%) Linux
2 2 (2.06%) Windows
3 1 (1.03%) Android
3 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (75.26%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (60.82%) Scrum
3 54 (55.67%) MVC
4 51 (52.58%) Software Engineering
5 24 (24.74%) OO
6 22 (22.68%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (21.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (20.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 19 (19.59%) Mathematics
10 17 (17.53%) DevOps
10 17 (17.53%) Kanban
10 17 (17.53%) OOP
11 16 (16.49%) SOLID
12 15 (15.46%) DSDM
12 15 (15.46%) MVVM
12 15 (15.46%) RUP
12 15 (15.46%) UML
12 15 (15.46%) Use Case
13 5 (5.15%) Mentoring
13 5 (5.15%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 87 (89.69%) JavaScript
2 64 (65.98%) C#
3 44 (45.36%) SQL
4 30 (30.93%) Java
5 18 (18.56%) Ruby
5 18 (18.56%) T-SQL
6 16 (16.49%) TypeScript
7 15 (15.46%) C++
7 15 (15.46%) PL/SQL
8 5 (5.15%) Python
8 5 (5.15%) Scala
9 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.09%) Go
9 3 (3.09%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.06%) C
10 2 (2.06%) PHP
11 1 (1.03%) Elixir
11 1 (1.03%) Erlang
11 1 (1.03%) Groovy
11 1 (1.03%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 19 (19.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Ansible
1 3 (3.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (22.68%) Microsoft
2 19 (19.59%) Oracle
3 3 (3.09%) SAP
4 2 (2.06%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.03%) Capita
5 1 (1.03%) Zend