Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 44 48
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 614 777 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.96% 6.03% 4.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.12% 6.23% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 520 688 489
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £58,875 £60,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 12,002 12,479 10,966
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 96.79% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9,774 10,302 9,266
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,650 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -5 456 £47,500 -5.00% 86
Cheshire -1 95 £47,500 +5.56% 18
Lancashire -17 34 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Merseyside -10 25 £45,000 +7.14% 13
Cumbria -3 1 £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 22 June 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.

1 318 (51.79%) JavaScript
2 313 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
3 271 (44.14%) .NET
4 263 (42.83%) C#
5 236 (38.44%) HTML
6 227 (36.97%) MVC
7 226 (36.81%) CSS
8 167 (27.20%) SQL
9 163 (26.55%) AngularJS
10 149 (24.27%) ASP.NET
11 146 (23.78%) Java
12 136 (22.15%) PHP
12 136 (22.15%) SQL Server
12 136 (22.15%) React
13 119 (19.38%) Git (software)
14 117 (19.06%) jQuery
15 113 (18.40%) Microsoft
16 111 (18.08%) TDD
17 104 (16.94%) MySQL
18 100 (16.29%) Scrum
19 99 (16.12%) RESTful
19 99 (16.12%) Node.js
20 96 (15.64%) Web Development
21 93 (15.15%) Web Services
22 90 (14.66%) Front End Development
23 88 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
24 81 (13.19%) Unit Testing
25 80 (13.03%) OOP
26 74 (12.05%) Finance
27 73 (11.89%) 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 44 (7.17%) CMS
2 24 (3.91%) Umbraco
3 20 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.93%) nginx
5 16 (2.61%) WordPress
6 15 (2.44%) Apache
7 12 (1.95%) Drupal
7 12 (1.95%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (1.30%) Confluence
8 8 (1.30%) ExpressionEngine
8 8 (1.30%) IIS
9 7 (1.14%) JBoss
9 7 (1.14%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.33%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.33%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Chatbot
1 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.49%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (2.77%) Magento
2 4 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 88 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.40%) SaaS
4 22 (3.58%) npm
5 8 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 6 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.81%) GitHub
7 5 (0.81%) Office 365
7 5 (0.81%) Serverless
8 4 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.65%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.49%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.33%) Twilio
11 1 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.16%) IaaS
11 1 (0.16%) NuGet
11 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.79%) HTTP
2 9 (1.47%) Internet
3 8 (1.30%) Intranet
4 6 (0.98%) Broadband
4 6 (0.98%) SSL
4 6 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.81%) WAN
6 2 (0.33%) AMQP
6 2 (0.33%) SMS
6 2 (0.33%) X.509
7 1 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.16%) ATM
7 1 (0.16%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (22.15%) SQL Server
2 104 (16.94%) MySQL
3 31 (5.05%) Relational Database
4 28 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (4.40%) MongoDB
6 21 (3.42%) NoSQL
7 19 (3.09%) RDBMS
7 19 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.61%) Redis
8 16 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
11 11 (1.79%) Power BI
12 10 (1.63%) OLAP
12 10 (1.63%) OLAP Cube
12 10 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (1.30%) Big Data
14 7 (1.14%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 119 (19.38%) Git (software)
2 36 (5.86%) Grunt
3 30 (4.89%) gulp
4 28 (4.56%) webpack
5 27 (4.40%) JIRA
6 26 (4.23%) Visual Studio
7 24 (3.91%) Jenkins
8 21 (3.42%) Maven
9 18 (2.93%) NUnit
10 17 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (2.44%) JUnit
11 15 (2.44%) MSTest
12 14 (2.28%) Jasmine
12 14 (2.28%) Karma Test Runner
13 12 (1.95%) Gradle
13 12 (1.95%) Subversion
14 10 (1.63%) Selenium
15 9 (1.47%) Ant
15 9 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
16 8 (1.30%) Protractor
General
1 74 (12.05%) Finance
2 38 (6.19%) Advertising
3 30 (4.89%) Games
4 28 (4.56%) Retail
5 21 (3.42%) Banking
6 15 (2.44%) Automotive
7 13 (2.12%) Legal
8 12 (1.95%) Marketing
9 11 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.81%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.65%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.65%) Law
12 3 (0.49%) Back Office
13 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.33%) French Language
13 2 (0.33%) German Language
13 2 (0.33%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (44.14%) .NET
2 236 (38.44%) HTML
3 226 (36.81%) CSS
4 163 (26.55%) AngularJS
5 149 (24.27%) ASP.NET
6 136 (22.15%) React
7 117 (19.06%) jQuery
8 99 (16.12%) Node.js
8 99 (16.12%) RESTful
9 93 (15.15%) Web Services
10 73 (11.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 72 (11.73%) HTML5
12 65 (10.59%) .NET Framework
13 55 (8.96%) Spring
14 54 (8.79%) ASP.NET Web API
15 53 (8.63%) REST
16 51 (8.31%) SOAP
17 50 (8.14%) Sass
18 49 (7.98%) Laravel
19 48 (7.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.14%) User Experience
2 37 (6.03%) Computer Science
3 33 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (5.21%) Mobile App
5 27 (4.40%) Fintech
6 22 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (0.98%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.81%) CMDB
11 3 (0.49%) Blog
11 3 (0.49%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.33%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.33%) NHS
12 2 (0.33%) PKI
12 2 (0.33%) W3C
13 1 (0.16%) IVR
13 1 (0.16%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.16%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.40%) Android
1 27 (4.40%) Linux
2 26 (4.23%) Apple iOS
3 21 (3.42%) Windows
4 2 (0.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (36.97%) MVC
3 111 (18.08%) TDD
4 100 (16.29%) Scrum
5 96 (15.64%) Web Development
6 90 (14.66%) Front End Development
7 81 (13.19%) Unit Testing
8 80 (13.03%) OOP
9 72 (11.73%) Software Engineering
10 62 (10.10%) OO
11 55 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
11 55 (8.96%) DevOps
12 50 (8.14%) Mentoring
13 48 (7.82%) E-Commerce
13 48 (7.82%) SDLC
14 44 (7.17%) Microservices
15 40 (6.51%) SOA
16 33 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
16 33 (5.37%) Test Automation
17 31 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 318 (51.79%) JavaScript
2 263 (42.83%) C#
3 167 (27.20%) SQL
4 146 (23.78%) Java
5 136 (22.15%) PHP
6 62 (10.10%) T-SQL
7 47 (7.65%) TypeScript
8 30 (4.89%) C++
9 27 (4.40%) Python
10 18 (2.93%) PL/SQL
11 17 (2.77%) C
11 17 (2.77%) ES6
12 13 (2.12%) PHP 5
13 11 (1.79%) Go
13 11 (1.79%) Objective-C
13 11 (1.79%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.63%) Ruby
14 10 (1.63%) VB.NET
14 10 (1.63%) VBA
15 9 (1.47%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 46 (7.49%) Degree
2 26 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.30%) AWS Certification
4 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.49%) MCSE
6 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.17%) QA
2 6 (0.98%) GDPR
3 4 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (6.35%) Docker
2 4 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (2.44%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.14%) Puppet
4 2 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.16%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.16%) Rancher
5 1 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 113 (18.40%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.23%) Zend
3 23 (3.75%) Capita
3 23 (3.75%) Oracle
4 19 (3.09%) Sitecore
5 14 (2.28%) Xamarin
6 12 (1.95%) Google
7 5 (0.81%) IBM
7 5 (0.81%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.65%) Apple
8 4 (0.65%) Cognizant
8 4 (0.65%) Splunk
8 4 (0.65%) TIBCO
8 4 (0.65%) WorldPay
9 3 (0.49%) Kony
9 3 (0.49%) SAP
9 3 (0.49%) Twitter
9 3 (0.49%) WooCommerce
10 2 (0.33%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.33%) Tableau