Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 46 48
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 567 771 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.68% 5.85% 5.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.83% 6.05% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 483 678 534
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £63,375
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 11,739 12,737 11,285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.70% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9,512 10,371 9,518
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -10 416 £47,500 - 76
Cheshire +7 101 £47,500 +5.56% 23
Lancashire -20 29 £45,000 +3.45%
Merseyside -9 16 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Cumbria 0 2 £28,500 -38.71%
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 308 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (49.91%) JavaScript
3 272 (47.97%) C#
4 263 (46.38%) .NET
5 207 (36.51%) MVC
6 206 (36.33%) HTML
7 195 (34.39%) CSS
8 153 (26.98%) AngularJS
9 148 (26.10%) SQL
10 145 (25.57%) SQL Server
11 143 (25.22%) Java
12 141 (24.87%) ASP.NET
13 132 (23.28%) TDD
13 132 (23.28%) React
14 114 (20.11%) Microsoft
15 110 (19.40%) PHP
16 109 (19.22%) Git (software)
17 108 (19.05%) Scrum
18 105 (18.52%) jQuery
19 99 (17.46%) RESTful
19 99 (17.46%) Node.js
20 85 (14.99%) Web Development
21 83 (14.64%) Finance
22 78 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
22 78 (13.76%) OO
23 77 (13.58%) Unit Testing
23 77 (13.58%) ASP.NET MVC
24 75 (13.23%) MySQL
25 73 (12.87%) Web Services
26 72 (12.70%) Software Engineering

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 32 (5.64%) CMS
2 16 (2.82%) Umbraco
3 14 (2.47%) WordPress
4 12 (2.12%) nginx
5 11 (1.94%) Apache
6 10 (1.76%) IIS
7 9 (1.59%) Drupal
7 9 (1.59%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (1.06%) ExpressionEngine
10 5 (0.88%) Confluence
10 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.88%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.53%) JBoss
13 2 (0.35%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.35%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Chatbot
1 3 (0.53%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.59%) Magento
2 7 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 68 (11.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.17%) SaaS
4 14 (2.47%) npm
5 8 (1.41%) Serverless
6 7 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (1.06%) GitHub
8 5 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.53%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.35%) NuGet
11 2 (0.35%) Office 365
11 2 (0.35%) Twilio
12 1 (0.18%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.18%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.18%) IaaS
12 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.65%) HTTP
2 7 (1.23%) Internet
2 7 (1.23%) SSL
3 5 (0.88%) Intranet
3 5 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.71%) AMQP
5 3 (0.53%) Broadband
6 2 (0.35%) SMS
6 2 (0.35%) WAN
6 2 (0.35%) X.509
7 1 (0.18%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.18%) ATM
7 1 (0.18%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.18%) RTP
7 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (25.57%) SQL Server
2 75 (13.23%) MySQL
3 28 (4.94%) Relational Database
4 26 (4.59%) MongoDB
5 25 (4.41%) NoSQL
6 22 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.82%) Redis
8 15 (2.65%) RDBMS
9 12 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (1.23%) Big Data
12 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.06%) OLAP
13 6 (1.06%) OLAP Cube
14 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 109 (19.22%) Git (software)
2 41 (7.23%) Visual Studio
3 32 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (4.76%) Grunt
5 26 (4.59%) JIRA
6 23 (4.06%) gulp
6 23 (4.06%) NUnit
7 21 (3.70%) webpack
8 16 (2.82%) Jenkins
8 16 (2.82%) Maven
8 16 (2.82%) MSTest
9 15 (2.65%) Jasmine
9 15 (2.65%) Karma Test Runner
10 12 (2.12%) Subversion
11 11 (1.94%) TeamCity
12 10 (1.76%) Selenium
13 9 (1.59%) Gradle
13 9 (1.59%) Mercurial
14 8 (1.41%) Ant
14 8 (1.41%) Cucumber
General
1 83 (14.64%) Finance
2 26 (4.59%) Games
3 22 (3.88%) Advertising
4 18 (3.17%) Banking
5 17 (3.00%) Retail
6 13 (2.29%) Automotive
6 13 (2.29%) Legal
7 9 (1.59%) Marketing
7 9 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.41%) Law
9 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (46.38%) .NET
2 206 (36.33%) HTML
3 195 (34.39%) CSS
4 153 (26.98%) AngularJS
5 141 (24.87%) ASP.NET
6 132 (23.28%) React
7 105 (18.52%) jQuery
8 99 (17.46%) Node.js
8 99 (17.46%) RESTful
9 77 (13.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 73 (12.87%) Web Services
11 70 (12.35%) HTML5
12 64 (11.29%) .NET Framework
13 63 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
14 53 (9.35%) SOAP
14 53 (9.35%) Spring
15 44 (7.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 42 (7.41%) CSS3
17 41 (7.23%) Laravel
17 41 (7.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.29%) Computer Science
2 42 (7.41%) User Experience
3 29 (5.11%) Fintech
4 28 (4.94%) Mobile App
5 25 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.53%) Blog
9 2 (0.35%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.35%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.35%) IVR
9 2 (0.35%) NHS
9 2 (0.35%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.35%) PKI
10 1 (0.18%) Infotainment
10 1 (0.18%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.18%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 28 (4.94%) Android
2 19 (3.35%) Apple iOS
3 18 (3.17%) Linux
4 14 (2.47%) Windows
5 3 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (54.32%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (36.51%) MVC
3 132 (23.28%) TDD
4 108 (19.05%) Scrum
5 85 (14.99%) Web Development
6 78 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
6 78 (13.76%) OO
7 77 (13.58%) Unit Testing
8 72 (12.70%) Front End Development
8 72 (12.70%) Software Engineering
9 71 (12.52%) OOP
10 59 (10.41%) Microservices
11 53 (9.35%) DevOps
12 52 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
13 46 (8.11%) Mentoring
14 44 (7.76%) Test Automation
15 43 (7.58%) SDLC
16 38 (6.70%) SOA
17 37 (6.53%) E-Commerce
18 29 (5.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 283 (49.91%) JavaScript
2 272 (47.97%) C#
3 148 (26.10%) SQL
4 143 (25.22%) Java
5 110 (19.40%) PHP
6 48 (8.47%) T-SQL
7 39 (6.88%) TypeScript
8 29 (5.11%) C++
9 26 (4.59%) Python
10 17 (3.00%) PL/SQL
11 16 (2.82%) C
11 16 (2.82%) ES6
12 13 (2.29%) PHP 5
12 13 (2.29%) Ruby
13 10 (1.76%) Java 8
14 9 (1.59%) Go
15 8 (1.41%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.41%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.23%) VB.NET
17 6 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (9.35%) Degree
2 30 (5.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.94%) AWS Certification
4 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.53%) MCSE
5 3 (0.53%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.05%) QA
2 11 (1.94%) GDPR
3 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (5.47%) Docker
2 5 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (1.76%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.23%) Puppet
3 2 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.18%) Rancher
4 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 114 (20.11%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.06%) Oracle
3 21 (3.70%) Zend
4 18 (3.17%) Capita
5 17 (3.00%) Xamarin
6 12 (2.12%) Sitecore
7 9 (1.59%) Google
8 5 (0.88%) WorldPay
9 4 (0.71%) Apple
9 4 (0.71%) Cognizant
9 4 (0.71%) IBM
9 4 (0.71%) Splunk
10 3 (0.53%) Tableau
10 3 (0.53%) Twitter
10 3 (0.53%) WooCommerce
11 2 (0.35%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (0.35%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 2 (0.35%) SAP
12 1 (0.18%) Cognos
12 1 (0.18%) Informatica