Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Senior Software Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 273 300 318
Rank change year-on-year +27 +18 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 100 70 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.76% 0.56% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.58% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 85 53 56
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 12765 12111 12656
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.07% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10228 10201 10494
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in the North West

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in the North West

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the North West

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 November 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 +9 76 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Cheshire -24 23 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Lancashire - 1 £42,500 -
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 100 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 64 (64.00%) Java
3 54 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (49.00%) Git (software)
5 46 (46.00%) C#
6 44 (44.00%) Degree
7 41 (41.00%) SQL
8 35 (35.00%) JavaScript
8 35 (35.00%) .NET
9 33 (33.00%) NoSQL
10 32 (32.00%) OO
11 30 (30.00%) HTML
11 30 (30.00%) Subversion
12 29 (29.00%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (28.00%) ASP.NET
13 28 (28.00%) CSS
13 28 (28.00%) Scrum
14 27 (27.00%) MVC
15 24 (24.00%) Test Automation
16 22 (22.00%) Data Structures
16 22 (22.00%) Algorithms
16 22 (22.00%) C++
17 21 (21.00%) Ruby
17 21 (21.00%) TDD
18 20 (20.00%) Mercurial
19 19 (19.00%) ASP.NET Web API
20 18 (18.00%) SOLID
20 18 (18.00%) ASP.NET MVC
20 18 (18.00%) C
21 17 (17.00%) Open Source

Senior Software Engineer 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 11 (11.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.00%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.00%) JBoss
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.00%) Loggly
3 1 (1.00%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.00%) Serverless
3 1 (1.00%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) Bluetooth
1 6 (6.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (33.00%) NoSQL
2 13 (13.00%) MySQL
3 11 (11.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (9.00%) MongoDB
5 8 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.00%) Big Data
7 3 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.00%) Apache Hive
8 2 (2.00%) CouchDB
8 2 (2.00%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.00%) Riak
9 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (49.00%) Git (software)
2 30 (30.00%) Subversion
3 20 (20.00%) Mercurial
4 11 (11.00%) NUnit
4 11 (11.00%) TeamCity
5 7 (7.00%) Eclipse
5 7 (7.00%) Visual Studio
6 6 (6.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.00%) Selenium
8 4 (4.00%) JIRA
9 3 (3.00%) JSUnit
9 3 (3.00%) Maven
9 3 (3.00%) Robot Framework
10 1 (1.00%) Gradle
10 1 (1.00%) Grunt
10 1 (1.00%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (13.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Games
3 5 (5.00%) Banking
4 4 (4.00%) Military
5 3 (3.00%) Advertising
5 3 (3.00%) Automotive
5 3 (3.00%) French Language
5 3 (3.00%) German Language
5 3 (3.00%) Japanese Language
6 2 (2.00%) Electronics
7 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (35.00%) .NET
2 30 (30.00%) HTML
3 28 (28.00%) ASP.NET
3 28 (28.00%) CSS
4 19 (19.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 18 (18.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (16.00%) AngularJS
6 16 (16.00%) Node.js
6 16 (16.00%) Web Services
7 15 (15.00%) Spring
8 11 (11.00%) KnockoutJS
9 10 (10.00%) Java EE
9 10 (10.00%) JSON
10 9 (9.00%) HTML5
11 8 (8.00%) QML
11 8 (8.00%) Qt
11 8 (8.00%) REST
11 8 (8.00%) WCF
11 8 (8.00%) WPF
11 8 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.00%) Algorithms
1 22 (22.00%) Data Structures
2 9 (9.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.00%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (6.00%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (5.00%) iPad
7 3 (3.00%) Fintech
7 3 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (3.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.00%) Online Banking
7 3 (3.00%) User Experience
8 2 (2.00%) CCTV
8 2 (2.00%) PKI
9 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.00%) Android
2 9 (9.00%) Linux
2 9 (9.00%) Windows
3 6 (6.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 54 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (32.00%) OO
4 29 (29.00%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (28.00%) Scrum
6 27 (27.00%) MVC
7 24 (24.00%) Test Automation
8 21 (21.00%) TDD
9 18 (18.00%) SOLID
10 17 (17.00%) Kanban
10 17 (17.00%) Open Source
11 16 (16.00%) Mentoring
12 13 (13.00%) OOP
13 10 (10.00%) Multithreading
14 9 (9.00%) Pair Programming
15 8 (8.00%) DevOps
15 8 (8.00%) Validation
16 7 (7.00%) B2B
16 7 (7.00%) SOA
17 6 (6.00%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 64 (64.00%) Java
2 46 (46.00%) C#
3 41 (41.00%) SQL
4 35 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 22 (22.00%) C++
6 21 (21.00%) Ruby
7 18 (18.00%) C
8 16 (16.00%) TypeScript
9 10 (10.00%) Embedded C
9 10 (10.00%) Python
10 9 (9.00%) Scala
11 7 (7.00%) Go
12 5 (5.00%) PHP
13 3 (3.00%) T-SQL
14 2 (2.00%) Apple Swift
14 2 (2.00%) Objective-C
14 2 (2.00%) Perl
14 2 (2.00%) VB.NET
15 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
15 1 (1.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 44 (44.00%) Degree
2 4 (4.00%) Numerate Degree
2 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.00%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) ISO 13485
2 5 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Docker
2 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.00%) Puppet
2 1 (1.00%) Ansible
2 1 (1.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.00%) Nagios
2 1 (1.00%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.00%) Salt
2 1 (1.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (13.00%) Oracle
2 8 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.00%) Sybase
4 3 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.00%) VMware
5 2 (2.00%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.00%) Apigee
6 1 (1.00%) Google
6 1 (1.00%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.00%) New Relic
6 1 (1.00%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.00%) Splunk