Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £53,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Developer
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 260 315
Rank change year-on-year +16 +55 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 122 99 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.95% 0.81% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.84% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 109 100 34
North West median annual salary £53,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.58% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £42,250 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +10.53%

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 12,356 11,838 11,553
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.70% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9,882 10,002 9,654
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in the North West

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the North West.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in the North West

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the North West over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in the North West

Senior Software 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 Software Developer within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 January 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 +40 106 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Cheshire -47 12 £46,250 +8.82% 5
Lancashire +1 4 £45,000 -15.70%
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Senior Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 100 (81.97%) JavaScript
2 94 (77.05%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (63.93%) C#
4 76 (62.30%) .NET
5 69 (56.56%) CSS
5 69 (56.56%) Scrum
6 63 (51.64%) ASP.NET
7 62 (50.82%) MVC
8 59 (48.36%) Software Engineering
9 55 (45.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 49 (40.16%) SQL
11 47 (38.52%) HTML
12 45 (36.89%) jQuery
13 42 (34.43%) Web Services
14 39 (31.97%) Java
15 38 (31.15%) WCF
16 31 (25.41%) NUnit
17 29 (23.77%) OO
17 29 (23.77%) Finance
18 28 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (22.13%) Microsoft
20 22 (18.03%) OOP
20 22 (18.03%) T-SQL
20 22 (18.03%) Spring
20 22 (18.03%) Kanban
20 22 (18.03%) RESTful
20 22 (18.03%) DevOps
21 21 (17.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 20 (16.39%) XML
23 19 (15.57%) SOAP

Senior Software 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 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.82%) CMS
2 1 (0.82%) IIS
2 1 (0.82%) OpenEdge
2 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.28%) GitHub
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.82%) Wireless
1 1 (0.82%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) MySQL
2 5 (4.10%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.28%) Big Data
4 3 (2.46%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.46%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.64%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (25.41%) NUnit
2 19 (15.57%) Git (software)
3 18 (14.75%) TeamCity
4 17 (13.93%) MSTest
5 15 (12.30%) Selenium
6 6 (4.92%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.92%) JUnit
7 5 (4.10%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.28%) GitLab
9 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.64%) Gradle
10 2 (1.64%) Liquibase
11 1 (0.82%) Ant
11 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.82%) JIRA
11 1 (0.82%) Maven
11 1 (0.82%) Mockito
General
1 29 (23.77%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Marketing
2 5 (4.10%) Retail
3 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.46%) Electronics
4 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.64%) Advertising
5 2 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (62.30%) .NET
2 69 (56.56%) CSS
3 63 (51.64%) ASP.NET
4 55 (45.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 47 (38.52%) HTML
6 45 (36.89%) jQuery
7 42 (34.43%) Web Services
8 38 (31.15%) WCF
9 22 (18.03%) RESTful
9 22 (18.03%) Spring
10 20 (16.39%) XML
11 19 (15.57%) SOAP
11 19 (15.57%) WinForms
11 19 (15.57%) WPF
12 18 (14.75%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (14.75%) LINQ
13 17 (13.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 17 (13.93%) Silverlight
13 17 (13.93%) WF
13 17 (13.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.28%) iPad
4 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.82%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.93%) Linux
2 4 (3.28%) Windows
3 1 (0.82%) Android
3 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (77.05%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (56.56%) Scrum
3 62 (50.82%) MVC
4 59 (48.36%) Software Engineering
5 29 (23.77%) OO
6 28 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (18.03%) DevOps
7 22 (18.03%) Kanban
7 22 (18.03%) OOP
8 21 (17.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 18 (14.75%) MVVM
10 17 (13.93%) DSDM
10 17 (13.93%) RUP
10 17 (13.93%) SOLID
10 17 (13.93%) UML
10 17 (13.93%) Use Case
11 16 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (13.11%) TDD
12 14 (11.48%) Mathematics
13 10 (8.20%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 100 (81.97%) JavaScript
2 78 (63.93%) C#
3 49 (40.16%) SQL
4 39 (31.97%) Java
5 22 (18.03%) T-SQL
6 19 (15.57%) Ruby
7 18 (14.75%) C++
7 18 (14.75%) PL/SQL
8 17 (13.93%) TypeScript
9 8 (6.56%) Scala
10 6 (4.92%) Python
10 6 (4.92%) VB.NET
11 5 (4.10%) C
12 4 (3.28%) Go
12 4 (3.28%) Groovy
13 3 (2.46%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.64%) PHP
15 1 (0.82%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.82%) F#
15 1 (0.82%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 16 (13.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) Ansible
1 3 (2.46%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (22.13%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.30%) Oracle
3 3 (2.46%) SAP
3 3 (2.46%) WorldPay
4 1 (0.82%) Capita
4 1 (0.82%) Zend