Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 52 45
Rank change year-on-year -13 -7 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 484 694 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.29% 5.29% 5.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.44% 5.48% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 440 612 622
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +10.47%
10th Percentile £38,475 £36,300 £36,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 10,895 12,671 11,950
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.66% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8,832 10,180 10,070
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -20 316 £50,000 +4.71% 73
Cheshire +28 118 £45,250 +0.56% 18
Merseyside +3 29 £50,000 +17.65% 13
Lancashire -15 19 £45,000 - 8
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 255 (52.69%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (47.93%) .NET
3 224 (46.28%) C#
4 206 (42.56%) JavaScript
5 174 (35.95%) HTML
6 157 (32.44%) CSS
7 156 (32.23%) MVC
8 153 (31.61%) TDD
9 149 (30.79%) AngularJS
10 136 (28.10%) SQL Server
11 115 (23.76%) SQL
12 113 (23.35%) ASP.NET
13 106 (21.90%) Java
14 103 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
15 102 (21.07%) Microsoft
16 87 (17.98%) Scrum
17 84 (17.36%) OO
18 83 (17.15%) .NET Framework
19 81 (16.74%) RESTful
20 78 (16.12%) Git (software)
20 78 (16.12%) Problem-Solving
21 76 (15.70%) ASP.NET Web API
21 76 (15.70%) React
22 70 (14.46%) Microservices
22 70 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
23 66 (13.64%) Software Engineering
24 65 (13.43%) Node.js
25 64 (13.22%) PHP
25 64 (13.22%) Visual Studio
26 63 (13.02%) 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 18 (3.72%) Apache
2 12 (2.48%) CMS
3 11 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.86%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.86%) WordPress
5 6 (1.24%) IIS
5 6 (1.24%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.03%) Drupal
7 4 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.83%) nginx
8 2 (0.41%) Jetty
8 2 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.21%) CICS
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.21%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.21%) InVision
Business Applications
1 13 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.48%) Magento
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Shopify
4 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 70 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (1.45%) GitHub
4 7 (1.45%) npm
5 4 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.83%) NuGet
5 4 (0.83%) Serverless
6 3 (0.62%) Yarn
7 2 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.41%) SaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.21%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.21%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.93%) HTTP
2 9 (1.86%) Internet
3 5 (1.03%) AMQP
4 3 (0.62%) SSL
5 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.21%) Intranet
5 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (28.10%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.06%) MySQL
3 26 (5.37%) NoSQL
4 22 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 21 (4.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (3.72%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.86%) CockroachDB
8 9 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.65%) Big Data
10 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.03%) Power BI
13 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.83%) QlikView
13 4 (0.83%) Redis
13 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 78 (16.12%) Git (software)
2 64 (13.22%) Visual Studio
3 38 (7.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (4.34%) NUnit
5 18 (3.72%) gulp
6 15 (3.10%) JIRA
6 15 (3.10%) MSTest
7 14 (2.89%) Grunt
8 12 (2.48%) Jasmine
8 12 (2.48%) Subversion
9 10 (2.07%) Karma Test Runner
9 10 (2.07%) TeamCity
9 10 (2.07%) webpack
10 9 (1.86%) Selenium
11 8 (1.65%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.65%) Jenkins
11 8 (1.65%) Mercurial
11 8 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
11 8 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (1.65%) Protractor
General
1 54 (11.16%) Finance
2 21 (4.34%) Advertising
3 19 (3.93%) Banking
3 19 (3.93%) Legal
4 14 (2.89%) Games
4 14 (2.89%) Retail
5 12 (2.48%) Law
6 11 (2.27%) Marketing
7 7 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.83%) Automotive
9 4 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (47.93%) .NET
2 174 (35.95%) HTML
3 157 (32.44%) CSS
4 149 (30.79%) AngularJS
5 113 (23.35%) ASP.NET
6 83 (17.15%) .NET Framework
7 81 (16.74%) RESTful
8 76 (15.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 76 (15.70%) React
9 65 (13.43%) Node.js
10 63 (13.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 61 (12.60%) jQuery
12 55 (11.36%) HTML5
13 52 (10.74%) .NET Core
14 47 (9.71%) Web Services
15 46 (9.50%) Entity Framework
16 44 (9.09%) Spring
17 42 (8.68%) SOAP
18 35 (7.23%) XML
19 32 (6.61%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (6.61%) User Experience
3 27 (5.58%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.93%) Fintech
6 14 (2.89%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.24%) Blog
8 6 (1.24%) NHS
9 5 (1.03%) iPad
9 5 (1.03%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.83%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.41%) Clustering
11 2 (0.41%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.41%) Replication
12 1 (0.21%) Animation
12 1 (0.21%) IVR
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmacovigilance
12 1 (0.21%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.13%) Linux
2 10 (2.07%) Android
3 5 (1.03%) Unix
4 4 (0.83%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.83%) Windows
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (52.69%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (32.23%) MVC
3 153 (31.61%) TDD
4 103 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (17.98%) Scrum
6 84 (17.36%) OO
7 78 (16.12%) Problem-Solving
8 70 (14.46%) Microservices
9 66 (13.64%) Software Engineering
10 59 (12.19%) Unit Testing
11 57 (11.78%) Web Development
12 51 (10.54%) DevOps
13 49 (10.12%) Front End Development
14 48 (9.92%) Mentoring
14 48 (9.92%) OOP
15 42 (8.68%) Decision-Making
16 40 (8.26%) E-Commerce
17 38 (7.85%) Computer Science
18 34 (7.02%) Test Automation
19 31 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 224 (46.28%) C#
2 206 (42.56%) JavaScript
3 115 (23.76%) SQL
4 106 (21.90%) Java
5 64 (13.22%) PHP
6 32 (6.61%) T-SQL
7 18 (3.72%) C++
8 17 (3.51%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.69%) Java 8
9 13 (2.69%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.27%) Groovy
10 11 (2.27%) Python
10 11 (2.27%) Ruby
11 9 (1.86%) ES6
12 6 (1.24%) C
12 6 (1.24%) Scala
12 6 (1.24%) VB
13 5 (1.03%) PHP 5
14 4 (0.83%) Go
14 4 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (8.88%) Degree
2 14 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.62%) AWS Certification
3 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.41%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.10%) QA
2 10 (2.07%) GDPR
3 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (4.75%) Docker
2 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (1.24%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.41%) Puppet
3 1 (0.21%) Ansible
3 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 102 (21.07%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.34%) Oracle
3 13 (2.69%) Xamarin
4 11 (2.27%) Google
5 7 (1.45%) Tableau
6 5 (1.03%) Zend
7 3 (0.62%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 2 (0.41%) Adobe
8 2 (0.41%) IBM
8 2 (0.41%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.21%) Apple
9 1 (0.21%) CA
9 1 (0.21%) Cognos
9 1 (0.21%) Epicor
9 1 (0.21%) IFS
9 1 (0.21%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.21%) Nintex
9 1 (0.21%) Twitter
9 1 (0.21%) WorldPay