Period
to 2 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 53 55
Rank change year-on-year +20 +2 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 565 512 688
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 7.01% 5.06% 5.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.29% 5.25% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 571 453 612
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £39,000 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -

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 7,746 9,757 12,603
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.14% 96.43% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6,067 7,649 10,232
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +28 418 £52,500 +5.00% 74
Cheshire +14 85 £52,500 +5.00% 15
Lancashire +21 34 £44,000 -2.22% 6
Merseyside -10 22 £55,000 +15.79% 4
Cumbria - 4 £40,000 -
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 302 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (45.31%) .NET
3 242 (42.83%) JavaScript
4 223 (39.47%) C#
5 201 (35.58%) TDD
6 177 (31.33%) HTML
7 164 (29.03%) CSS
8 158 (27.96%) AngularJS
9 142 (25.13%) MVC
10 133 (23.54%) SQL
11 119 (21.06%) Microservices
12 114 (20.18%) SQL Server
13 112 (19.82%) .NET Core
14 111 (19.65%) Azure
15 109 (19.29%) Java
16 101 (17.88%) ASP.NET
17 99 (17.52%) PHP
18 97 (17.17%) Git (software)
19 96 (16.99%) DevOps
20 89 (15.75%) Docker
21 85 (15.04%) AWS
22 78 (13.81%) BDD
22 78 (13.81%) Node.js
22 78 (13.81%) Greenfield Project
23 76 (13.45%) Microsoft
24 74 (13.10%) ASP.NET MVC
25 70 (12.39%) React
26 68 (12.04%) Web Services
27 67 (11.86%) ASP.NET Web API
28 62 (10.97%) Unit Testing

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 27 (4.78%) CMS
2 13 (2.30%) Apache
2 13 (2.30%) Umbraco
3 7 (1.24%) Sitefinity
4 6 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.88%) EPiServer
5 5 (0.88%) IIS
6 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (2.48%) Magento
2 7 (1.24%) Shopify
3 5 (0.88%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 111 (19.65%) Azure
2 85 (15.04%) AWS
3 41 (7.26%) Serverless
4 26 (4.60%) AWS Lambda
5 22 (3.89%) Amazon S3
6 21 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (3.72%) SaaS
7 15 (2.65%) GCP
8 11 (1.95%) Power Platform
9 7 (1.24%) GitHub
10 3 (0.53%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.53%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.18%) Apple Pay
11 1 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.18%) Google Pay
11 1 (0.18%) NuGet
11 1 (0.18%) Route 53
11 1 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.59%) HTTP
2 6 (1.06%) Bluetooth
2 6 (1.06%) SSL
2 6 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (0.88%) Internet
4 1 (0.18%) Broadband
4 1 (0.18%) LAN
4 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (20.18%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.56%) MySQL
3 50 (8.85%) Relational Database
4 25 (4.42%) NoSQL
5 20 (3.54%) MongoDB
6 19 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.95%) Power BI
10 10 (1.77%) Redis
11 8 (1.42%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.06%) Amazon Aurora
12 6 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.88%) Cosmos DB
13 5 (0.88%) Neo4j
14 4 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.53%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 97 (17.17%) Git (software)
2 34 (6.02%) Maven
3 33 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (5.66%) Visual Studio
5 22 (3.89%) Gradle
6 21 (3.72%) Selenium
7 13 (2.30%) gulp
7 13 (2.30%) Jenkins
8 11 (1.95%) JUnit
9 10 (1.77%) Gatling
9 10 (1.77%) JIRA
10 8 (1.42%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.24%) webpack
12 6 (1.06%) CocoaPods
13 5 (0.88%) Android Studio
13 5 (0.88%) Appium
13 5 (0.88%) Calabash
13 5 (0.88%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.88%) NetBeans
14 4 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
General
1 49 (8.67%) Finance
2 46 (8.14%) Retail
3 26 (4.60%) Legal
4 25 (4.42%) Law
4 25 (4.42%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.89%) Games
6 9 (1.59%) Marketing
7 8 (1.42%) Banking
8 7 (1.24%) Back Office
8 7 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.06%) Automotive
10 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.71%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.35%) Electronics
12 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Police
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (45.31%) .NET
2 177 (31.33%) HTML
3 164 (29.03%) CSS
4 158 (27.96%) AngularJS
5 112 (19.82%) .NET Core
6 101 (17.88%) ASP.NET
7 78 (13.81%) Node.js
8 74 (13.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 70 (12.39%) React
10 68 (12.04%) Web Services
11 67 (11.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 60 (10.62%) Vue.js
13 59 (10.44%) jQuery
14 58 (10.27%) HTML5
15 55 (9.73%) CSS3
16 52 (9.20%) .NET Framework
16 52 (9.20%) Spring
17 41 (7.26%) WinForms
18 40 (7.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 39 (6.90%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.81%) Greenfield Project
2 52 (9.20%) User Experience
3 39 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (4.78%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.30%) Blog
7 12 (2.12%) N-Tier
8 10 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.42%) NHS
10 6 (1.06%) Animation
10 6 (1.06%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.71%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.71%) W3C
12 3 (0.53%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.53%) Life Science
12 3 (0.53%) Mobile Games
13 2 (0.35%) CCTV
13 2 (0.35%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.56%) Linux
2 18 (3.19%) Android
3 17 (3.01%) Apple iOS
4 16 (2.83%) Windows
5 6 (1.06%) VMS
5 6 (1.06%) watchOS
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.18%) AIX
7 1 (0.18%) Debian
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (35.58%) TDD
3 142 (25.13%) MVC
4 119 (21.06%) Microservices
5 96 (16.99%) DevOps
6 78 (13.81%) BDD
7 62 (10.97%) Unit Testing
8 61 (10.80%) E-Commerce
9 57 (10.09%) Test Automation
10 56 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
10 56 (9.91%) Web Development
11 51 (9.03%) OO
12 50 (8.85%) Front End Development
13 49 (8.67%) OOP
14 42 (7.43%) Mentoring
15 39 (6.90%) Scrum
15 39 (6.90%) SOLID
16 38 (6.73%) Computer Science
16 38 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
17 37 (6.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 242 (42.83%) JavaScript
2 223 (39.47%) C#
3 133 (23.54%) SQL
4 109 (19.29%) Java
5 99 (17.52%) PHP
6 54 (9.56%) Java 8
7 37 (6.55%) TypeScript
8 32 (5.66%) VB.NET
9 27 (4.78%) Python
10 24 (4.25%) ES6
10 24 (4.25%) VB
10 24 (4.25%) VB6
11 15 (2.65%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.59%) C
12 9 (1.59%) C++
13 8 (1.42%) Apple Swift
13 8 (1.42%) Objective-C
14 7 (1.24%) Kotlin
14 7 (1.24%) PHP 7
14 7 (1.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 55 (9.73%) Degree
2 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.24%) MCSD
4 4 (0.71%) DBS Check
4 4 (0.71%) IBM WebSphere Certification
5 3 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.35%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) MCPD
7 1 (0.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.60%) QA
2 24 (4.25%) GDPR
2 24 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.71%) PA-DSS
3 4 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 89 (15.75%) Docker
2 6 (1.06%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 28 (4.96%) Kubernetes
2 19 (3.36%) Terraform
3 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) Ansible
4 1 (0.18%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 76 (13.45%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.31%) Xamarin
3 12 (2.12%) Sitecore
4 11 (1.95%) Google
5 9 (1.59%) Oracle
6 7 (1.24%) Apple
7 4 (0.71%) Adobe
7 4 (0.71%) Zend
8 3 (0.53%) Tableau
9 2 (0.35%) New Relic
9 2 (0.35%) SAP
10 1 (0.18%) Facebook
10 1 (0.18%) iManage
10 1 (0.18%) Instagram
10 1 (0.18%) Pinterest
10 1 (0.18%) TIBCO