Period
to 27 February 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 36 53
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 333 551 509
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 6.11% 6.55% 4.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.37% 6.81% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 409 553 483
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £39,750 £40,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,032 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.28% +3.39% +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 5,231 8,088 9,936
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 96.19% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4,397 6,472 8,145
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,275 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

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 27 February 2021. 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 -6 238 £55,000 +4.76% 98
Cheshire +18 61 £55,000 +4.76% 19
Merseyside +7 16 £49,500 -10.00% 10
Lancashire -1 16 £44,500 +1.14% 5
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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.

1 165 (49.55%) JavaScript
2 149 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (38.74%) C#
4 127 (38.14%) .NET
5 93 (27.93%) HTML
6 90 (27.03%) CSS
7 89 (26.73%) SQL
8 83 (24.92%) React
9 78 (23.42%) MVC
10 75 (22.52%) TDD
11 74 (22.22%) Git (software)
12 71 (21.32%) Azure
13 67 (20.12%) DevOps
14 63 (18.92%) AWS
15 59 (17.72%) Software Engineering
16 57 (17.12%) Java
16 57 (17.12%) SQL Server
17 56 (16.82%) Node.js
18 54 (16.22%) MySQL
19 53 (15.92%) Docker
20 52 (15.62%) E-Commerce
21 51 (15.32%) AngularJS
22 49 (14.71%) Front End Development
22 49 (14.71%) .NET Framework
23 48 (14.41%) PHP
24 47 (14.11%) REST
25 43 (12.91%) jQuery
25 43 (12.91%) .NET Core
26 42 (12.61%) Microservices
26 42 (12.61%) ASP.NET

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 19 (5.71%) CMS
2 14 (4.20%) WordPress
3 13 (3.90%) Umbraco
4 11 (3.30%) EPiServer
4 11 (3.30%) IIS
4 11 (3.30%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (3.00%) Kentico
6 7 (2.10%) Confluence
7 4 (1.20%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.90%) Apache
9 2 (0.60%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.60%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.30%) Content Management Server
Business Applications
1 11 (3.30%) Magento
2 10 (3.00%) nopCommerce
3 2 (0.60%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (21.32%) Azure
2 63 (18.92%) AWS
3 19 (5.71%) Serverless
4 18 (5.41%) SaaS
5 12 (3.60%) GCP
6 7 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.90%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (0.90%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.90%) GitHub
8 3 (0.90%) PaaS
8 3 (0.90%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.60%) npm
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.30%) IaaS
10 1 (0.30%) NuGet
10 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.20%) FTP
2 2 (0.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 54 (16.22%) MySQL
3 23 (6.91%) MongoDB
4 17 (5.11%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.20%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.70%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.20%) Big Data
8 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.90%) OLTP
9 3 (0.90%) Power BI
9 3 (0.90%) Snowflake Schema
9 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.60%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.60%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 74 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.50%) JIRA
3 13 (3.90%) Bitbucket
3 13 (3.90%) webpack
4 12 (3.60%) Grunt
4 12 (3.60%) gulp
5 11 (3.30%) JUnit
6 10 (3.00%) Maven
7 8 (2.40%) Gradle
7 8 (2.40%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.80%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.50%) IntelliJ
9 5 (1.50%) Mockito
9 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.20%) CircleCI
11 3 (0.90%) git-flow
11 3 (0.90%) JMeter
11 3 (0.90%) MSTest
11 3 (0.90%) Selenium
General
1 41 (12.31%) Finance
2 12 (3.60%) Marketing
2 12 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.70%) Retail
4 6 (1.80%) Legal
5 5 (1.50%) Banking
5 5 (1.50%) Electronics
5 5 (1.50%) Law
5 5 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.50%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.90%) Automotive
7 3 (0.90%) Back Office
7 3 (0.90%) Games
8 2 (0.60%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (38.14%) .NET
2 93 (27.93%) HTML
3 90 (27.03%) CSS
4 83 (24.92%) React
5 56 (16.82%) Node.js
6 51 (15.32%) AngularJS
7 49 (14.71%) .NET Framework
8 47 (14.11%) REST
9 43 (12.91%) .NET Core
9 43 (12.91%) jQuery
10 42 (12.61%) ASP.NET
11 39 (11.71%) Web Services
12 27 (8.11%) RESTful
13 25 (7.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (7.51%) Entity Framework
14 24 (7.21%) Laravel
14 24 (7.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 23 (6.91%) Spring
16 22 (6.61%) ASP.NET Web API
17 21 (6.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.21%) Greenfield Project
1 34 (10.21%) User Experience
2 14 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (3.30%) NHS
4 10 (3.00%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.70%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.40%) Blog
7 6 (1.80%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.30%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.30%) Biotechnology
10 1 (0.30%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.30%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.30%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.41%) Linux
2 13 (3.90%) Windows
3 10 (3.00%) Android
3 10 (3.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (23.42%) MVC
3 75 (22.52%) TDD
4 67 (20.12%) DevOps
5 59 (17.72%) Software Engineering
6 52 (15.62%) E-Commerce
7 49 (14.71%) Front End Development
8 42 (12.61%) Microservices
9 33 (9.91%) Unit Testing
10 32 (9.61%) OOP
11 25 (7.51%) Mentoring
12 21 (6.31%) OO
12 21 (6.31%) Test Automation
13 20 (6.01%) Web Development
14 18 (5.41%) Fintech
15 17 (5.11%) Scrum
16 16 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (4.80%) Pair Programming
16 16 (4.80%) Requirements Gathering
17 14 (4.20%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 165 (49.55%) JavaScript
2 129 (38.74%) C#
3 89 (26.73%) SQL
4 57 (17.12%) Java
5 48 (14.41%) PHP
6 25 (7.51%) Python
7 20 (6.01%) TypeScript
8 16 (4.80%) Go
9 12 (3.60%) ES6
9 12 (3.60%) T-SQL
10 10 (3.00%) Ruby
11 6 (1.80%) Kotlin
12 4 (1.20%) Java 8
13 2 (0.60%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.60%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.60%) ES8
13 2 (0.60%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.60%) VB
13 2 (0.60%) XAML
13 2 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (8.41%) Degree
2 12 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.70%) PhD
4 3 (0.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.90%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.11%) QA
2 10 (3.00%) WAI
3 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 53 (15.92%) Docker
2 2 (0.60%) KVM
2 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (5.11%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.40%) Terraform
3 2 (0.60%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.30%) Rancher
Vendors
1 21 (6.31%) Zend
2 17 (5.11%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.90%) Sitecore
4 12 (3.60%) Google
5 10 (3.00%) Telerik
6 7 (2.10%) SAP
7 6 (1.80%) Oracle
8 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.60%) Adobe
9 2 (0.60%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.60%) Apple
9 2 (0.60%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.60%) VMware
10 1 (0.30%) Databricks
10 1 (0.30%) Progress
10 1 (0.30%) Sage
10 1 (0.30%) Twitter
10 1 (0.30%) Xamarin