Period
to 20 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 274 321
Rank change year-on-year -9 +47 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 91 66 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.57% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.58% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 79 56 46
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,563 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £54,375 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 12668 11284 12754
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.64% 97.53% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 10397 9509 10273
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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 -36 61 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Lancashire +11 16 £45,000 -10.54% 1
Cheshire -25 12 £45,000 -
Merseyside -6 1 £50,000 -
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 20 July 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 61 (67.03%) JavaScript
2 57 (62.64%) Java
3 55 (60.44%) SQL
4 42 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (41.76%) Degree
6 37 (40.66%) Computer Science
6 37 (40.66%) Spring
7 35 (38.46%) Oracle
8 34 (37.36%) Selenium
9 32 (35.16%) C#
10 30 (32.97%) .NET
11 29 (31.87%) HTML
11 29 (31.87%) Linux
11 29 (31.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (27.47%) Java EE
12 25 (27.47%) Oracle ADF
12 25 (27.47%) CSS
12 25 (27.47%) Mathematics
13 24 (26.37%) MVC
14 21 (23.08%) MySQL
15 20 (21.98%) ASP.NET
15 20 (21.98%) Software Engineering
16 19 (20.88%) SQL Server
16 19 (20.88%) AngularJS
16 19 (20.88%) HTML5
17 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
17 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
18 15 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (16.48%) ASP.NET Web API
19 14 (15.38%) Windows

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 6 (6.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.30%) Mongoose
2 3 (3.30%) OpenEdge
3 2 (2.20%) CMS
3 2 (2.20%) Confluence
4 1 (1.10%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) HTTP
1 4 (4.40%) RS-232
1 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.08%) MySQL
2 19 (20.88%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.99%) MongoDB
3 10 (10.99%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (9.89%) NoSQL
5 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.40%) Big Data
6 4 (4.40%) Data Lake
6 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (37.36%) Selenium
2 13 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 9 (9.89%) JIRA
4 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.49%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.49%) SonarQube
6 4 (4.40%) Subversion
7 3 (3.30%) Artifactory
7 3 (3.30%) gulp
7 3 (3.30%) Maven
7 3 (3.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.20%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.20%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.10%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.10%) Protractor
General
1 11 (12.09%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Games
3 4 (4.40%) Electronics
3 4 (4.40%) Legal
3 4 (4.40%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Back Office
5 1 (1.10%) Law
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (40.66%) Spring
2 30 (32.97%) .NET
3 29 (31.87%) HTML
4 25 (27.47%) CSS
4 25 (27.47%) Java EE
4 25 (27.47%) Oracle ADF
5 20 (21.98%) ASP.NET
6 19 (20.88%) AngularJS
6 19 (20.88%) HTML5
7 15 (16.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 13 (14.29%) Web Services
9 12 (13.19%) Node.js
9 12 (13.19%) WCF
10 11 (12.09%) jQuery
10 11 (12.09%) SOAP
10 11 (12.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (12.09%) XML
11 8 (8.79%) Entity Framework
11 8 (8.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (40.66%) Computer Science
2 13 (14.29%) iPad
3 6 (6.59%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.10%) Animation
5 1 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.87%) Linux
2 14 (15.38%) Windows
3 4 (4.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (31.87%) Continuous Improvement
3 25 (27.47%) Mathematics
4 24 (26.37%) MVC
5 20 (21.98%) Software Engineering
6 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
7 15 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (10.99%) SOA
8 10 (10.99%) TDD
8 10 (10.99%) Web Application Development
9 9 (9.89%) SDLC
9 9 (9.89%) Unit Testing
9 9 (9.89%) Web Development
10 7 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 7 (7.69%) OO
10 7 (7.69%) Software Architecture
10 7 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (6.59%) OOP
11 6 (6.59%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 61 (67.03%) JavaScript
2 57 (62.64%) Java
3 55 (60.44%) SQL
4 32 (35.16%) C#
5 12 (13.19%) PHP
6 10 (10.99%) C++
7 8 (8.79%) T-SQL
8 7 (7.69%) VB.NET
9 6 (6.59%) C
9 6 (6.59%) Python
9 6 (6.59%) Ruby
9 6 (6.59%) XPath
9 6 (6.59%) XQuery
10 5 (5.49%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.20%) Clojure
11 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.20%) Scala
12 1 (1.10%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (41.76%) Degree
2 1 (1.10%) MCAD
2 1 (1.10%) MCPD
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) Firmware
Vendors
1 35 (38.46%) Oracle
2 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.40%) Freescale
4 2 (2.20%) Zend
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