Period
to 22 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 60 51
Rank change year-on-year +20 -9 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 602 533 729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.82% 4.49% 5.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.07% 4.65% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 497 463 647
North West median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 9,919 11,473 12,683
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.75% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 7,640 9,296 10,213
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +17 442 £52,500 +5.00% 93
Cheshire +11 93 £51,250 +13.89% 19
Lancashire -12 38 £44,000 -2.22% 9
Merseyside +5 30 £50,000 +5.26% 13
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 333 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (39.70%) JavaScript
3 230 (38.21%) C#
4 224 (37.21%) .NET
5 195 (32.39%) Java
6 188 (31.23%) HTML
7 184 (30.56%) CSS
8 170 (28.24%) AngularJS
9 159 (26.41%) MVC
10 135 (22.43%) TDD
11 127 (21.10%) SQL
12 123 (20.43%) SQL Server
13 113 (18.77%) ASP.NET
14 101 (16.78%) PHP
15 93 (15.45%) jQuery
16 89 (14.78%) Node.js
17 88 (14.62%) Git (software)
18 87 (14.45%) Microservices
19 85 (14.12%) ASP.NET MVC
20 84 (13.95%) Azure
20 84 (13.95%) DevOps
21 82 (13.62%) Test Automation
22 80 (13.29%) Web Services
23 78 (12.96%) AWS
23 78 (12.96%) Front End Development
24 76 (12.62%) OO
25 74 (12.29%) RESTful
26 72 (11.96%) BDD
26 72 (11.96%) Mentoring
27 70 (11.63%) MySQL

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 22 (3.65%) WebSphere
2 15 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (2.33%) Umbraco
3 14 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (1.99%) Confluence
5 11 (1.83%) CMS
5 11 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (1.33%) JBoss
7 6 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.66%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.66%) WordPress
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.17%) Kentico
10 1 (0.17%) nginx
10 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.17%) SAS
10 1 (0.17%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.17%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (1.00%) Magento
2 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.66%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 84 (13.95%) Azure
2 78 (12.96%) AWS
3 51 (8.47%) Serverless
4 30 (4.98%) Amazon EC2
4 30 (4.98%) AWS Lambda
5 29 (4.82%) Amazon S3
6 22 (3.65%) SaaS
7 13 (2.16%) GitHub
8 9 (1.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 6 (1.00%) GCP
10 4 (0.66%) Apigee
11 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.50%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.50%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.33%) Amazon ECS
12 2 (0.33%) Amazon EKS
12 2 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.33%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.17%) Heroku
13 1 (0.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.32%) Broadband
2 5 (0.83%) HTTP
2 5 (0.83%) Wireless
3 4 (0.66%) SSL
4 3 (0.50%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.33%) Internet
6 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 70 (11.63%) MySQL
3 60 (9.97%) NoSQL
4 30 (4.98%) MongoDB
5 25 (4.15%) Relational Database
6 20 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (2.49%) Redis
8 15 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.66%) Big Data
9 10 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.50%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.66%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 88 (14.62%) Git (software)
2 61 (10.13%) Maven
3 36 (5.98%) Gradle
3 36 (5.98%) webpack
4 34 (5.65%) Visual Studio
5 29 (4.82%) gulp
5 29 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (4.49%) Selenium
7 24 (3.99%) Grunt
8 23 (3.82%) JIRA
9 22 (3.65%) JUnit
10 21 (3.49%) Jenkins
11 16 (2.66%) PHPUnit
12 15 (2.49%) Spock
13 12 (1.99%) Subversion
14 9 (1.50%) git-flow
14 9 (1.50%) RSpec
15 8 (1.33%) Vagrant
16 7 (1.16%) Eclipse
17 6 (1.00%) NUnit
General
1 56 (9.30%) Finance
2 48 (7.97%) Retail
3 17 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.66%) Marketing
6 9 (1.50%) Back Office
6 9 (1.50%) Banking
6 9 (1.50%) Legal
7 8 (1.33%) Automotive
7 8 (1.33%) Games
8 5 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.17%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.17%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (37.21%) .NET
2 188 (31.23%) HTML
3 184 (30.56%) CSS
4 170 (28.24%) AngularJS
5 113 (18.77%) ASP.NET
6 93 (15.45%) jQuery
7 89 (14.78%) Node.js
8 85 (14.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 80 (13.29%) Web Services
10 74 (12.29%) RESTful
11 69 (11.46%) Spring
12 66 (10.96%) React
13 61 (10.13%) Hibernate
13 61 (10.13%) XML
14 60 (9.97%) REST
15 59 (9.80%) .NET Core
16 53 (8.80%) .NET Framework
17 46 (7.64%) Vue.js
18 44 (7.31%) ASP.NET Web API
19 43 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.13%) Greenfield Project
2 36 (5.98%) User Experience
3 27 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.33%) Robotics
9 5 (0.83%) Cloud Native
9 5 (0.83%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.66%) Life Science
11 3 (0.50%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.33%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.33%) IVR
12 2 (0.33%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.33%) Wiki
13 1 (0.17%) 3D Graphics
13 1 (0.17%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.17%) Cyberthreat
13 1 (0.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.15%) Windows
2 22 (3.65%) Android
3 15 (2.49%) Linux
4 6 (1.00%) AIX
5 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.50%) Unix
7 2 (0.33%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (26.41%) MVC
3 135 (22.43%) TDD
4 87 (14.45%) Microservices
5 84 (13.95%) DevOps
6 82 (13.62%) Test Automation
7 78 (12.96%) Front End Development
8 76 (12.62%) OO
9 72 (11.96%) BDD
9 72 (11.96%) Mentoring
10 65 (10.80%) Scrum
11 64 (10.63%) E-Commerce
12 54 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
13 52 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
13 52 (8.64%) Software Engineering
14 47 (7.81%) Unit Testing
15 43 (7.14%) Computer Science
16 42 (6.98%) SDLC
17 37 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
17 37 (6.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 239 (39.70%) JavaScript
2 230 (38.21%) C#
3 195 (32.39%) Java
4 127 (21.10%) SQL
5 101 (16.78%) PHP
6 56 (9.30%) Java 8
6 56 (9.30%) Python
7 33 (5.48%) C++
8 25 (4.15%) Ruby
9 19 (3.16%) ES6
10 16 (2.66%) Go
11 15 (2.49%) Apex Code
11 15 (2.49%) C
12 12 (1.99%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.66%) Objective-C
13 10 (1.66%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.66%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.00%) Perl
16 5 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 70 (11.63%) Degree
2 14 (2.33%) IBM WebSphere Certification
3 9 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.82%) QA
2 3 (0.50%) GDPR
2 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (6.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.17%) LXC
2 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (2.16%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.33%) CA Service Virtualization
4 6 (1.00%) Ganglia
4 6 (1.00%) Terraform
5 3 (0.50%) Ansible
6 1 (0.17%) Kibana
6 1 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 61 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.99%) Salesforce.com
3 20 (3.32%) Oracle
4 18 (2.99%) Xamarin
5 17 (2.82%) Pega
6 16 (2.66%) CA
7 10 (1.66%) Sage
7 10 (1.66%) Sitecore
8 8 (1.33%) Adobe
9 5 (0.83%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 5 (0.83%) Google
9 5 (0.83%) Tableau
10 3 (0.50%) Zend
11 2 (0.33%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.33%) Informatica
12 1 (0.17%) Apple
12 1 (0.17%) SAP
12 1 (0.17%) Software AG
12 1 (0.17%) Vignette
12 1 (0.17%) webMethods