Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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

Senior Developer
England > North West
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 50 50
Rank change year-on-year -16 0 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 517 707 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.39% 5.48% 5.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.54% 5.67% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 456 629 589
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.26% +6.98%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £62,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 11,393 12,464 11,807
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.70% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9,203 9,984 9,959
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,950
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the North West

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Senior Developer in the North West

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the North West

Senior Developer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Manchester -18 351 £50,000 +0.50% 107
Cheshire +22 114 £45,500 +1.11% 22
Merseyside +6 25 £50,000 +18.34% 14
Lancashire -8 24 £45,000 - 10
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 North West region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 270 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (52.03%) C#
3 254 (49.13%) .NET
4 238 (46.03%) JavaScript
5 187 (36.17%) HTML
6 180 (34.82%) MVC
7 165 (31.91%) CSS
8 164 (31.72%) TDD
9 157 (30.37%) AngularJS
10 153 (29.59%) SQL Server
11 127 (24.56%) ASP.NET
12 125 (24.18%) Java
12 125 (24.18%) SQL
13 111 (21.47%) Microsoft
14 107 (20.70%) Scrum
15 102 (19.73%) Continuous Integration
16 99 (19.15%) React
17 95 (18.38%) RESTful
18 89 (17.21%) .NET Framework
19 88 (17.02%) OO
20 86 (16.63%) ASP.NET Web API
21 80 (15.47%) jQuery
22 79 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
23 78 (15.09%) Unit Testing
24 74 (14.31%) Git (software)
25 71 (13.73%) Software Engineering
25 71 (13.73%) Node.js
26 68 (13.15%) Finance
27 67 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
28 66 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 14 (2.71%) CMS
2 10 (1.93%) Apache
2 10 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.55%) IIS
4 7 (1.35%) Drupal
4 7 (1.35%) WordPress
5 6 (1.16%) nginx
6 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.97%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.19%) CICS
10 1 (0.19%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.19%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.19%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.19%) InVision
Business Applications
1 11 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.97%) Magento
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.19%) Shopify
4 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 67 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.55%) npm
5 6 (1.16%) SaaS
6 5 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.77%) GitHub
7 4 (0.77%) Serverless
8 3 (0.58%) Yarn
9 2 (0.39%) NuGet
9 2 (0.39%) Office 365
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.19%) IaaS
10 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.19%) PaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.29%) HTTP
2 8 (1.55%) Internet
3 7 (1.35%) AMQP
4 5 (0.97%) SSL
5 3 (0.58%) Intranet
6 2 (0.39%) SMS
6 2 (0.39%) X.509
7 1 (0.19%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.19%) ATM
7 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (29.59%) SQL Server
2 44 (8.51%) MySQL
3 26 (5.03%) MongoDB
3 26 (5.03%) NoSQL
4 25 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.74%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.55%) Big Data
10 8 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.16%) CockroachDB
12 5 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.97%) Redis
12 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.77%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 74 (14.31%) Git (software)
2 65 (12.57%) Visual Studio
3 35 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (4.26%) NUnit
5 17 (3.29%) gulp
6 14 (2.71%) Grunt
6 14 (2.71%) MSTest
7 13 (2.51%) Jenkins
7 13 (2.51%) Karma Test Runner
8 12 (2.32%) Jasmine
8 12 (2.32%) JIRA
8 12 (2.32%) webpack
9 11 (2.13%) Mockito
9 11 (2.13%) Subversion
9 11 (2.13%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.93%) Mercurial
10 10 (1.93%) Protractor
10 10 (1.93%) Selenium
11 9 (1.74%) Maven
11 9 (1.74%) Oracle APEX
General
1 68 (13.15%) Finance
2 23 (4.45%) Banking
3 17 (3.29%) Advertising
4 15 (2.90%) Games
4 15 (2.90%) Retail
5 13 (2.51%) Legal
6 12 (2.32%) Law
7 7 (1.35%) Automotive
7 7 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.16%) Marketing
9 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (49.13%) .NET
2 187 (36.17%) HTML
3 165 (31.91%) CSS
4 157 (30.37%) AngularJS
5 127 (24.56%) ASP.NET
6 99 (19.15%) React
7 95 (18.38%) RESTful
8 89 (17.21%) .NET Framework
9 86 (16.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 80 (15.47%) jQuery
11 71 (13.73%) Node.js
12 66 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 62 (11.99%) HTML5
14 57 (11.03%) Web Services
15 55 (10.64%) Spring
16 48 (9.28%) .NET Core
17 46 (8.90%) SOAP
18 39 (7.54%) Entity Framework
19 38 (7.35%) CSS3
20 32 (6.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 40 (7.74%) User Experience
3 31 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (5.03%) Fintech
6 25 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.09%) Mobile App
7 16 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.16%) Blog
9 5 (0.97%) iPad
9 5 (0.97%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.77%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.58%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.39%) IVR
12 2 (0.39%) NHS
12 2 (0.39%) PKI
13 1 (0.19%) Infotainment
13 1 (0.19%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.26%) Android
1 22 (4.26%) Linux
2 12 (2.32%) Windows
3 11 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.58%) Unix
5 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (34.82%) MVC
3 164 (31.72%) TDD
4 107 (20.70%) Scrum
5 102 (19.73%) Continuous Integration
6 88 (17.02%) OO
7 79 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
8 78 (15.09%) Unit Testing
9 71 (13.73%) Software Engineering
10 62 (11.99%) Web Development
11 60 (11.61%) Microservices
12 55 (10.64%) OOP
13 54 (10.44%) DevOps
14 51 (9.86%) Front End Development
15 37 (7.16%) Mentoring
16 36 (6.96%) Decision-Making
16 36 (6.96%) Test Automation
17 35 (6.77%) SDLC
18 32 (6.19%) E-Commerce
19 26 (5.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 269 (52.03%) C#
2 238 (46.03%) JavaScript
3 125 (24.18%) Java
3 125 (24.18%) SQL
4 65 (12.57%) PHP
5 34 (6.58%) T-SQL
6 28 (5.42%) TypeScript
7 26 (5.03%) C++
8 17 (3.29%) Java 8
9 15 (2.90%) Python
10 13 (2.51%) C
10 13 (2.51%) PL/SQL
10 13 (2.51%) Ruby
11 11 (2.13%) ES6
11 11 (2.13%) Groovy
11 11 (2.13%) PHP 5
12 7 (1.35%) VB
12 7 (1.35%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.16%) Go
13 6 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (9.09%) Degree
2 18 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.97%) AWS Certification
4 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.58%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.39%) MCSE
7 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.42%) QA
2 11 (2.13%) GDPR
3 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (4.45%) Docker
2 5 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (1.16%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (0.39%) Puppet
3 1 (0.19%) Ansible
3 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 111 (21.47%) Microsoft
2 25 (4.84%) Oracle
3 13 (2.51%) Xamarin
3 13 (2.51%) Zend
4 11 (2.13%) Google
5 6 (1.16%) Tableau
6 4 (0.77%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.77%) WorldPay
7 3 (0.58%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 3 (0.58%) Twitter
8 2 (0.39%) IBM
8 2 (0.39%) SAP
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe
9 1 (0.19%) CA
9 1 (0.19%) Cognos
9 1 (0.19%) Epicor
9 1 (0.19%) Informatica
9 1 (0.19%) Kony
9 1 (0.19%) Telerik
9 1 (0.19%) Teradata