Period
to 15 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 276 261
Rank change year-on-year +89 -15 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 151 86 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.49% 0.73% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.76% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 62 68 90
North West median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £44,550 £38,750 £40,950
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +6.80%

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 9,736 11,383 12,296
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 96.70% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 7,611 9,199 9,874
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,960 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,192 £68,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 +83 132 £55,000 +4.76% 17
Lancashire - 14 £54,559 - 3
Cheshire +9 4 £63,750 +27.50% 4
Merseyside +1 1 - - 2
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 146 (96.69%) Software Engineering
2 98 (64.90%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (45.70%) AWS
4 66 (43.71%) JavaScript
5 62 (41.06%) Java
6 58 (38.41%) Git (software)
6 58 (38.41%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (33.77%) Mentoring
7 51 (33.77%) TDD
8 43 (28.48%) C++
8 43 (28.48%) Azure
9 42 (27.81%) Node.js
10 41 (27.15%) Microservices
11 40 (26.49%) Test Automation
12 39 (25.83%) C
13 38 (25.17%) Linux
14 37 (24.50%) MongoDB
14 37 (24.50%) Swagger
15 34 (22.52%) DevOps
16 32 (21.19%) Python
16 32 (21.19%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (20.53%) HTML
17 31 (20.53%) SQL
17 31 (20.53%) Open Source
18 30 (19.87%) Coaching
18 30 (19.87%) CSS
18 30 (19.87%) Microsoft
19 29 (19.21%) Sage
19 29 (19.21%) Degree
19 29 (19.21%) Computer Science

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 12 (7.95%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (5.96%) Confluence
3 1 (0.66%) CMS
3 1 (0.66%) nginx
Business Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 69 (45.70%) AWS
2 43 (28.48%) Azure
3 28 (18.54%) Serverless
4 24 (15.89%) AWS Lambda
5 20 (13.25%) GitHub
6 14 (9.27%) Amazon S3
7 12 (7.95%) GCP
8 10 (6.62%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (6.62%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (5.96%) Sage Pay
10 5 (3.31%) SaaS
11 4 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (2.65%) BlazeMeter
11 4 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.66%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.66%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.65%) Broadband
2 3 (1.99%) SNMP
2 3 (1.99%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (0.66%) DHCP
3 1 (0.66%) DNS
3 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (24.50%) MongoDB
2 27 (17.88%) NoSQL
3 25 (16.56%) MySQL
4 18 (11.92%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (7.95%) Neo4j
5 12 (7.95%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.99%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.66%) Power BI
9 1 (0.66%) Redis
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (38.41%) Git (software)
2 24 (15.89%) Jenkins
3 22 (14.57%) JIRA
4 21 (13.91%) GitLab
5 13 (8.61%) Gerrit
6 9 (5.96%) IntelliJ
7 7 (4.64%) Subversion
8 6 (3.97%) Eclipse
8 6 (3.97%) NetBeans
9 4 (2.65%) Gradle
9 4 (2.65%) Selenium
9 4 (2.65%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.99%) Gatling
10 3 (1.99%) JUnit
10 3 (1.99%) Maven
10 3 (1.99%) Spock
11 1 (0.66%) Ant
11 1 (0.66%) Appium
11 1 (0.66%) Calabash
11 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (7.28%) Games
2 9 (5.96%) Banking
2 9 (5.96%) Finance
3 7 (4.64%) Retail
4 6 (3.97%) Back Office
5 5 (3.31%) Automotive
6 4 (2.65%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.65%) Military
7 2 (1.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (27.81%) Node.js
2 37 (24.50%) Swagger
3 31 (20.53%) HTML
4 30 (19.87%) CSS
5 25 (16.56%) RESTful
6 23 (15.23%) .NET
7 19 (12.58%) React
8 17 (11.26%) GraphQL
9 15 (9.93%) Spring
10 14 (9.27%) .NET Core
10 14 (9.27%) .NET Framework
11 13 (8.61%) HTML5
11 13 (8.61%) OpenJDK
12 12 (7.95%) React Native
12 12 (7.95%) Spring Boot
13 11 (7.28%) OpenCV
14 10 (6.62%) Redux
14 10 (6.62%) Sass
15 8 (5.30%) Apache Flex
16 5 (3.31%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.89%) Smartphone
2 20 (13.25%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (11.26%) Cloud Native
4 16 (10.60%) Algorithms
4 16 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (8.61%) Mobile App
5 13 (8.61%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (8.61%) Virtual Team
6 11 (7.28%) Robotics
7 9 (5.96%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (4.64%) BBC
8 7 (4.64%) User Experience
9 5 (3.31%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (2.65%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.99%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.66%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.17%) Linux
2 17 (11.26%) Android
3 16 (10.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (9.27%) CentOS
5 13 (8.61%) SUSE
5 13 (8.61%) Ubuntu
6 5 (3.31%) Tizen
7 2 (1.32%) Windows
8 1 (0.66%) AIX
8 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (96.69%) Software Engineering
2 98 (64.90%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (38.41%) Problem-Solving
4 51 (33.77%) Mentoring
4 51 (33.77%) TDD
5 41 (27.15%) Microservices
6 40 (26.49%) Test Automation
7 34 (22.52%) DevOps
8 32 (21.19%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (20.53%) Open Source
10 30 (19.87%) Coaching
11 29 (19.21%) Computer Science
12 28 (18.54%) Pair Programming
13 24 (15.89%) Open Source Development
14 20 (13.25%) OOP
14 20 (13.25%) Product Roadmap
15 18 (11.92%) OO
16 17 (11.26%) SDLC
17 16 (10.60%) BDD
18 15 (9.93%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 66 (43.71%) JavaScript
2 62 (41.06%) Java
3 43 (28.48%) C++
4 39 (25.83%) C
5 32 (21.19%) Python
6 31 (20.53%) SQL
7 27 (17.88%) C#
8 12 (7.95%) PHP
9 11 (7.28%) MATLAB
10 5 (3.31%) ES6
10 5 (3.31%) Java 8
10 5 (3.31%) Ruby
10 5 (3.31%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.65%) Ada
11 4 (2.65%) Assembly Language
11 4 (2.65%) Go
11 4 (2.65%) JSX
12 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.66%) Perl
12 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (19.21%) Degree
2 13 (8.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.97%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 13 (8.61%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (5.96%) Docker
3 1 (0.66%) zsh
Systems Management
1 4 (2.65%) Ansible
1 4 (2.65%) Kubernetes
1 4 (2.65%) Terraform
2 1 (0.66%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (19.87%) Microsoft
2 29 (19.21%) Sage
3 17 (11.26%) Google
4 5 (3.31%) QNX
5 4 (2.65%) MathWorks
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle
6 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.32%) Zend