The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 204 217
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 45 28 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.49% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.51% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 35 25 32
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +16.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,600 £35,200
10% offered a salary of more than £72,325 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6214 5517 6305
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.75% 97.18% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5161 4671 5027
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £24,690
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 30 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Lancashire - 9 £60,325 -
Cheshire -7 5 £38,500 -1.91% 2
Cumbria - 1 £46,500 -
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, Senior Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 66 (64.08%) JavaScript
2 59 (57.28%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (54.37%) Java
4 52 (50.49%) SQL
5 44 (42.72%) HTML
6 40 (38.83%) MySQL
7 39 (37.86%) CSS
8 38 (36.89%) Oracle
9 34 (33.01%) Degree
9 34 (33.01%) Linux
10 33 (32.04%) Continuous Improvement
10 33 (32.04%) AngularJS
11 31 (30.10%) Spring
11 31 (30.10%) Selenium
11 31 (30.10%) Computer Science
11 31 (30.10%) HTML5
12 30 (29.13%) PHP
13 29 (28.16%) Node.js
14 27 (26.21%) Laravel
15 26 (25.24%) Mathematics
15 26 (25.24%) Java EE
15 26 (25.24%) Oracle ADF
16 25 (24.27%) C#
16 25 (24.27%) iPad
17 24 (23.30%) .NET
17 24 (23.30%) LAMP
18 16 (15.53%) SQL Server
19 15 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
19 15 (14.56%) Git (software)
19 15 (14.56%) Mentoring

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 5 (4.85%) JBoss
1 5 (4.85%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.88%) Confluence
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.91%) Mongoose
3 3 (2.91%) OpenEdge
3 3 (2.91%) WordPress
4 1 (0.97%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.97%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.97%) IIS
4 1 (0.97%) Jetty
4 1 (0.97%) nginx
4 1 (0.97%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) HTTP
1 4 (3.88%) RS-232
1 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (38.83%) MySQL
2 16 (15.53%) SQL Server
3 14 (13.59%) MongoDB
4 13 (12.62%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (5.83%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.91%) Big Data
7 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.97%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.97%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.97%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.97%) Redis
9 1 (0.97%) Riak
9 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 31 (30.10%) Selenium
2 15 (14.56%) Git (software)
3 9 (8.74%) JIRA
4 8 (7.77%) Jenkins
4 8 (7.77%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.83%) Subversion
6 4 (3.88%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.88%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.88%) IntelliJ
6 4 (3.88%) JMeter
6 4 (3.88%) jMock
6 4 (3.88%) JUnit
6 4 (3.88%) Mockito
7 3 (2.91%) Artifactory
7 3 (2.91%) gulp
7 3 (2.91%) Maven
7 3 (2.91%) SonarQube
7 3 (2.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.94%) NUnit
9 1 (0.97%) ReSharper
General
1 7 (6.80%) Games
2 6 (5.83%) Retail
3 4 (3.88%) Electronics
3 4 (3.88%) Legal
3 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.91%) Banking
5 2 (1.94%) Finance
6 1 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Back Office
6 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (42.72%) HTML
2 39 (37.86%) CSS
3 33 (32.04%) AngularJS
4 31 (30.10%) HTML5
4 31 (30.10%) Spring
5 29 (28.16%) Node.js
6 27 (26.21%) Laravel
7 26 (25.24%) Java EE
7 26 (25.24%) Oracle ADF
8 24 (23.30%) .NET
8 24 (23.30%) LAMP
9 13 (12.62%) SOAP
10 12 (11.65%) .NET Framework
11 10 (9.71%) ASP.NET
11 10 (9.71%) WCF
11 10 (9.71%) XML
12 9 (8.74%) Web Services
13 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (7.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (5.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (30.10%) Computer Science
2 25 (24.27%) iPad
3 4 (3.88%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.88%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.01%) Linux
2 12 (11.65%) Windows
3 3 (2.91%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.97%) Android
4 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (57.28%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.04%) Continuous Improvement
3 26 (25.24%) Mathematics
4 15 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (14.56%) Mentoring
5 13 (12.62%) MVC
6 12 (11.65%) Software Engineering
6 12 (11.65%) TDD
6 12 (11.65%) Web Development
7 10 (9.71%) OO
8 9 (8.74%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (8.74%) Unit Testing
9 8 (7.77%) Scrum
9 8 (7.77%) SOA
9 8 (7.77%) Software Architecture
9 8 (7.77%) Waterfall
9 8 (7.77%) Web Application Development
10 5 (4.85%) Multithreading
11 4 (3.88%) BDD
11 4 (3.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 66 (64.08%) JavaScript
2 56 (54.37%) Java
3 52 (50.49%) SQL
4 30 (29.13%) PHP
5 25 (24.27%) C#
6 12 (11.65%) Python
7 11 (10.68%) Ruby
8 9 (8.74%) C++
9 8 (7.77%) T-SQL
10 6 (5.83%) Clojure
10 6 (5.83%) Scala
11 4 (3.88%) C
11 4 (3.88%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.88%) XPath
11 4 (3.88%) XQuery
12 3 (2.91%) PHP 5
13 2 (1.94%) Perl
14 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.97%) XAML
Qualifications
1 34 (33.01%) Degree
2 1 (0.97%) MCAD
2 1 (0.97%) MCPD
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) Ansible
1 1 (0.97%) Kibana
1 1 (0.97%) logstash
1 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.97%) Puppet
1 1 (0.97%) Salt
Vendors
1 38 (36.89%) Oracle
2 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.88%) Cadence
3 4 (3.88%) Freescale
3 4 (3.88%) HP
4 3 (2.91%) Zend
5 2 (1.94%) IBM
5 2 (1.94%) IBM Sterling
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