Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 44 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 +10 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 682 700 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.39% 5.66% 4.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.59% 5.85% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 592 652 507
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.95% +3.53%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,900
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,625 £55,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 12,211 11,961 11,492
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.71% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9,786 10,090 9,598
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 17 January 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 17 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
Manchester -13 487 £50,000 - 82
Cheshire -15 116 £47,500 +11.76% 22
Merseyside +46 39 £44,000 +10.00% 14
Lancashire -4 35 £45,000 +15.38% 5
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Senior 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 North West region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 371 (54.40%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (51.17%) JavaScript
3 276 (40.47%) CSS
4 255 (37.39%) HTML
5 254 (37.24%) .NET
6 245 (35.92%) MVC
7 241 (35.34%) C#
8 185 (27.13%) jQuery
9 176 (25.81%) SQL
10 175 (25.66%) Java
11 169 (24.78%) ASP.NET
12 166 (24.34%) Scrum
13 160 (23.46%) PHP
14 154 (22.58%) MySQL
15 151 (22.14%) Web Services
16 138 (20.23%) AngularJS
17 134 (19.65%) Software Engineering
18 120 (17.60%) TDD
19 115 (16.86%) OO
20 113 (16.57%) Git (software)
21 105 (15.40%) SQL Server
21 105 (15.40%) Spring
22 104 (15.25%) Microsoft
23 99 (14.52%) Web Development
24 97 (14.22%) RESTful
25 95 (13.93%) Finance
26 93 (13.64%) OOP
27 85 (12.46%) ASP.NET MVC
27 85 (12.46%) HTML5
27 85 (12.46%) Node.js

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 43 (6.30%) Apache
2 38 (5.57%) CMS
3 28 (4.11%) WordPress
4 26 (3.81%) JBoss
5 25 (3.67%) SharePoint
5 25 (3.67%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.64%) Apache Solr
7 17 (2.49%) WebLogic
8 14 (2.05%) nginx
8 14 (2.05%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.91%) Jetty
9 13 (1.91%) Mule
9 13 (1.91%) Umbraco
10 12 (1.76%) Drupal
11 11 (1.61%) Confluence
12 9 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (1.03%) Joomla!
14 5 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
15 3 (0.44%) IIS
15 3 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.59%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.15%) InDesign
4 1 (0.15%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 33 (4.84%) Magento
2 12 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.29%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.29%) osCommerce
4 2 (0.29%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 74 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.93%) GitHub
3 20 (2.93%) npm
4 16 (2.35%) SaaS
5 10 (1.47%) Google App Engine
5 10 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.44%) Office 365
9 2 (0.29%) Firebase
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.15%) Route 53
10 1 (0.15%) Serverless
10 1 (0.15%) Trello
10 1 (0.15%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.20%) HTTP
2 11 (1.61%) Intranet
3 10 (1.47%) Internet
4 6 (0.88%) SSL
5 5 (0.73%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.44%) Broadband
6 3 (0.44%) LDAP
7 1 (0.15%) ATM
7 1 (0.15%) RS-232
7 1 (0.15%) Skype
7 1 (0.15%) SSH
7 1 (0.15%) WAN
7 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.15%) Wireless
7 1 (0.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (22.58%) MySQL
2 105 (15.40%) SQL Server
3 29 (4.25%) NoSQL
4 25 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (2.93%) Relational Database
6 19 (2.79%) Big Data
6 19 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (2.79%) MongoDB
7 17 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.32%) GIS
10 9 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.17%) Power BI
12 7 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.03%) Redis
13 6 (0.88%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.88%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.59%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 113 (16.57%) Git (software)
2 56 (8.21%) Jenkins
3 43 (6.30%) Subversion
4 32 (4.69%) NUnit
5 27 (3.96%) Selenium
5 27 (3.96%) TeamCity
6 26 (3.81%) gulp
7 25 (3.67%) Grunt
8 21 (3.08%) webpack
9 20 (2.93%) Visual Studio
10 19 (2.79%) JUnit
10 19 (2.79%) Maven
10 19 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (2.64%) MSTest
12 17 (2.49%) PHPUnit
13 15 (2.20%) JIRA
14 14 (2.05%) Cucumber
15 13 (1.91%) Hudson
16 11 (1.61%) Vagrant
17 10 (1.47%) Gradle
General
1 95 (13.93%) Finance
2 56 (8.21%) Retail
3 54 (7.92%) Advertising
4 27 (3.96%) Marketing
5 18 (2.64%) Banking
6 16 (2.35%) Games
7 14 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.17%) Automotive
9 8 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.03%) Back Office
10 7 (1.03%) Legal
10 7 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.88%) Electronics
12 5 (0.73%) Law
13 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.29%) French Language
14 2 (0.29%) German Language
14 2 (0.29%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (40.47%) CSS
2 255 (37.39%) HTML
3 254 (37.24%) .NET
4 185 (27.13%) jQuery
5 169 (24.78%) ASP.NET
6 151 (22.14%) Web Services
7 138 (20.23%) AngularJS
8 105 (15.40%) Spring
9 97 (14.22%) RESTful
10 85 (12.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 85 (12.46%) HTML5
10 85 (12.46%) Node.js
11 72 (10.56%) React
12 69 (10.12%) Sass
13 59 (8.65%) CSS3
14 58 (8.50%) XML
15 55 (8.06%) Hibernate
16 52 (7.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 51 (7.48%) .NET Framework
17 51 (7.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.33%) Computer Science
2 46 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
3 36 (5.28%) User Experience
4 27 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (3.08%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.91%) iPad
9 10 (1.47%) Fintech
10 8 (1.17%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.17%) Replication
11 6 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.59%) Cyberattack
12 4 (0.59%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.44%) Online Games
14 2 (0.29%) CMDB
14 2 (0.29%) Graphic Design
14 2 (0.29%) iPhone
14 2 (0.29%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.24%) Linux
2 20 (2.93%) Windows
3 12 (1.76%) Android
3 12 (1.76%) Unix
4 9 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.73%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.59%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.15%) CentOS
8 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.15%) VMS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (54.40%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (35.92%) MVC
3 166 (24.34%) Scrum
4 134 (19.65%) Software Engineering
5 120 (17.60%) TDD
6 115 (16.86%) OO
7 99 (14.52%) Web Development
8 93 (13.64%) OOP
9 74 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (10.85%) Front End Development
10 67 (9.82%) E-Commerce
11 64 (9.38%) Mentoring
12 61 (8.94%) DevOps
13 51 (7.48%) SDLC
14 42 (6.16%) BDD
15 41 (6.01%) SOLID
16 40 (5.87%) Kanban
16 40 (5.87%) Open Source
17 38 (5.57%) Continuous Improvement
18 35 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 349 (51.17%) JavaScript
2 241 (35.34%) C#
3 176 (25.81%) SQL
4 175 (25.66%) Java
5 160 (23.46%) PHP
6 65 (9.53%) T-SQL
7 32 (4.69%) Ruby
7 32 (4.69%) TypeScript
8 31 (4.55%) Python
9 23 (3.37%) PL/SQL
9 23 (3.37%) Scala
10 22 (3.23%) C++
10 22 (3.23%) VB.NET
11 19 (2.79%) C
12 17 (2.49%) ES6
13 13 (1.91%) Go
14 11 (1.61%) Groovy
15 7 (1.03%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.88%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (8.94%) Degree
2 29 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.59%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.29%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.28%) QA
2 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.29%) GCP
System Software
1 28 (4.11%) Docker
2 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (2.05%) Kubernetes
1 14 (2.05%) Puppet
2 9 (1.32%) Capistrano
3 5 (0.73%) Ansible
4 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.15%) Plesk
4 1 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 104 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.06%) Oracle
3 34 (4.99%) Zend
4 18 (2.64%) Capita
5 16 (2.35%) Google
6 12 (1.76%) SAP
7 9 (1.32%) Sitecore
8 7 (1.03%) hybris
8 7 (1.03%) Percona
9 3 (0.44%) Adobe
9 3 (0.44%) BroadVision
9 3 (0.44%) Sybase
9 3 (0.44%) Twitter
9 3 (0.44%) WorldPay
9 3 (0.44%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.29%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.29%) Apple
10 2 (0.29%) IBM
10 2 (0.29%) Sun
10 2 (0.29%) TIBCO