Period
to 25 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 September 2017.

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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 49 62
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 723 616 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.53% 5.21% 4.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.73% 5.36% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 642 557 488
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £55,375
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 12625 11486 12718
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.54% 97.23% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10165 9690 10478
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,475 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 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
Manchester -7 523 £47,500 +2.15% 25
Cheshire -42 94 £45,000 +1.12% 9
Lancashire +26 58 £45,000 +9.09% 1
Merseyside +28 42 £42,000 -1.18% 3
Cumbria - 1 £46,500 -
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, 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.

1 378 (52.28%) JavaScript
2 310 (42.88%) Agile Software Development
3 263 (36.38%) .NET
4 259 (35.82%) CSS
5 249 (34.44%) C#
6 245 (33.89%) HTML
7 239 (33.06%) MVC
8 219 (30.29%) SQL
9 199 (27.52%) jQuery
10 194 (26.83%) ASP.NET
11 190 (26.28%) Java
12 158 (21.85%) PHP
13 156 (21.58%) OO
14 151 (20.89%) SQL Server
14 151 (20.89%) AngularJS
15 149 (20.61%) TDD
16 143 (19.78%) Web Services
17 138 (19.09%) MySQL
18 126 (17.43%) Git (software)
19 110 (15.21%) Scrum
20 105 (14.52%) Finance
21 103 (14.25%) Software Engineering
21 103 (14.25%) Spring
22 99 (13.69%) HTML5
22 99 (13.69%) Continuous Integration
22 99 (13.69%) Web Development
23 93 (12.86%) Degree
24 91 (12.59%) OOP
25 88 (12.17%) Microsoft
26 83 (11.48%) 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 46 (6.36%) CMS
2 32 (4.43%) WordPress
3 19 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
4 17 (2.35%) SharePoint
5 15 (2.07%) Apache Solr
6 14 (1.94%) Apache
7 13 (1.80%) Umbraco
8 12 (1.66%) Joomla!
8 12 (1.66%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.52%) JBoss
9 11 (1.52%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.38%) OpenROAD
11 9 (1.24%) nginx
12 8 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (1.11%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.69%) Confluence
13 5 (0.69%) Drupal
14 4 (0.55%) OpenEdge
15 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.41%) EngageOne
3 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (4.56%) Magento
2 6 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.41%) Exstream
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.41%) StreamServe
5 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 58 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (4.43%) SaaS
4 23 (3.18%) GitHub
5 11 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.24%) Google App Engine
7 8 (1.11%) npm
8 4 (0.55%) Office 365
9 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.28%) Firebase
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.14%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.14%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.38%) HTTP
2 8 (1.11%) Internet
2 8 (1.11%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.83%) Intranet
4 5 (0.69%) RS-232
5 3 (0.41%) LDAP
6 2 (0.28%) AMQP
6 2 (0.28%) IMAP
6 2 (0.28%) SMTP
6 2 (0.28%) SS7
7 1 (0.14%) SSH
7 1 (0.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (20.89%) SQL Server
2 138 (19.09%) MySQL
3 36 (4.98%) NoSQL
4 33 (4.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (2.21%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.80%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.52%) Essbase
11 10 (1.38%) DTS
11 10 (1.38%) Ingres
11 10 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.38%) Power BI
11 10 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (1.24%) Big Data
13 8 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.83%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 126 (17.43%) Git (software)
2 73 (10.10%) Subversion
3 52 (7.19%) Jenkins
4 44 (6.09%) Selenium
5 40 (5.53%) Visual Studio
6 27 (3.73%) JUnit
7 17 (2.35%) TeamCity
8 15 (2.07%) Cucumber
8 15 (2.07%) JIRA
8 15 (2.07%) Vagrant
9 14 (1.94%) git-flow
10 13 (1.80%) Eclipse
10 13 (1.80%) PHPUnit
11 12 (1.66%) Ant
11 12 (1.66%) Grunt
11 12 (1.66%) gulp
12 11 (1.52%) IntelliJ
12 11 (1.52%) Mercurial
13 9 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (1.24%) NUnit
General
1 105 (14.52%) Finance
2 68 (9.41%) Retail
3 34 (4.70%) Marketing
4 27 (3.73%) Games
5 25 (3.46%) Advertising
6 16 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.07%) Electronics
8 14 (1.94%) Back Office
9 10 (1.38%) Automotive
9 10 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.11%) Legal
11 5 (0.69%) Banking
11 5 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.41%) French Language
12 3 (0.41%) German Language
12 3 (0.41%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Law
14 1 (0.14%) Military
14 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (36.38%) .NET
2 259 (35.82%) CSS
3 245 (33.89%) HTML
4 199 (27.52%) jQuery
5 194 (26.83%) ASP.NET
6 151 (20.89%) AngularJS
7 143 (19.78%) Web Services
8 103 (14.25%) Spring
9 99 (13.69%) HTML5
10 83 (11.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 80 (11.07%) XML
12 76 (10.51%) .NET Framework
13 72 (9.96%) Sass
14 66 (9.13%) RESTful
15 63 (8.71%) Node.js
16 60 (8.30%) Hibernate
17 59 (8.16%) SOAP
18 55 (7.61%) Symfony
19 54 (7.47%) ASP.NET Web API
19 54 (7.47%) React
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.10%) iPad
2 60 (8.30%) Computer Science
3 44 (6.09%) User Experience
4 31 (4.29%) Management Information System
5 29 (4.01%) Mobile App
6 26 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (2.90%) N-Tier
9 15 (2.07%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.66%) Algorithms
11 11 (1.52%) Driving Licence
12 9 (1.24%) Replication
13 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.83%) Fintech
14 5 (0.69%) Blog
14 5 (0.69%) Social Media
15 4 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
15 4 (0.55%) e-Learning
15 4 (0.55%) Freedom of Information
15 4 (0.55%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 72 (9.96%) Linux
2 35 (4.84%) Windows
3 27 (3.73%) Android
4 18 (2.49%) Unix
5 14 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.69%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (42.88%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (33.06%) MVC
3 156 (21.58%) OO
4 149 (20.61%) TDD
5 110 (15.21%) Scrum
6 103 (14.25%) Software Engineering
7 99 (13.69%) Continuous Integration
7 99 (13.69%) Web Development
8 91 (12.59%) OOP
9 81 (11.20%) E-Commerce
10 72 (9.96%) Mentoring
11 70 (9.68%) Front End Development
11 70 (9.68%) Test Automation
12 64 (8.85%) DevOps
13 57 (7.88%) SDLC
14 55 (7.61%) BDD
15 54 (7.47%) Continuous Improvement
16 48 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
17 43 (5.95%) SOA
18 40 (5.53%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 378 (52.28%) JavaScript
2 249 (34.44%) C#
3 219 (30.29%) SQL
4 190 (26.28%) Java
5 158 (21.85%) PHP
6 36 (4.98%) T-SQL
7 28 (3.87%) C++
8 27 (3.73%) VB.NET
9 18 (2.49%) TypeScript
10 17 (2.35%) Python
11 15 (2.07%) PL/SQL
11 15 (2.07%) Ruby
12 13 (1.80%) C
13 12 (1.66%) PHP 5
14 9 (1.24%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.11%) ES6
16 6 (0.83%) Scala
16 6 (0.83%) XPath
16 6 (0.83%) XQuery
17 5 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 93 (12.86%) Degree
2 20 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.97%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.14%) MCAD
5 1 (0.14%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.98%) QA
2 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.28%) GCP
4 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (2.63%) Docker
2 4 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (3.18%) Puppet
2 9 (1.24%) Capistrano
2 9 (1.24%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.41%) Ansible
5 1 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 88 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.41%) Oracle
3 46 (6.36%) Zend
4 23 (3.18%) Sitecore
5 18 (2.49%) Google
6 15 (2.07%) hybris
7 14 (1.94%) SAP
8 12 (1.66%) Xamarin
9 10 (1.38%) Actian
10 7 (0.97%) Percona
11 5 (0.69%) Tableau
12 4 (0.55%) Freescale
12 4 (0.55%) Nintex
13 3 (0.41%) Cognizant
13 3 (0.41%) Sybase
14 2 (0.28%) Apple
14 2 (0.28%) IBM
14 2 (0.28%) Informatica
14 2 (0.28%) Pegasus
14 2 (0.28%) Rackspace