Period
to 18 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 259 256
Rank change year-on-year +91 -3 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 144 83 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.64% 0.78% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 0.81% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 72 73 88
North West median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £45,307 £39,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,171 £73,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,781 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.43% +14.15% +10.00%

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 8,492 10,242 12,316
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.54% 96.53% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 6,700 8,318 9,843
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 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 18 January 2020.

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 18 January 2020. 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 +99 114 £57,500 +9.52% 33
Cheshire +17 18 £57,000 +14.00% 3
Lancashire +5 11 £43,268 -31.08% 2
Merseyside +9 1 - -
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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.

1 143 (99.31%) Software Engineering
2 91 (63.19%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (48.61%) Java
3 70 (48.61%) JavaScript
4 61 (42.36%) AWS
5 50 (34.72%) Mentoring
5 50 (34.72%) Problem-Solving
6 49 (34.03%) Azure
7 48 (33.33%) Node.js
8 42 (29.17%) TDD
9 41 (28.47%) SQL
9 41 (28.47%) Git (software)
10 39 (27.08%) C#
10 39 (27.08%) .NET
11 37 (25.69%) Swagger
12 36 (25.00%) Microservices
13 35 (24.31%) Sage
14 34 (23.61%) Coaching
15 33 (22.92%) MongoDB
16 31 (21.53%) Microsoft
17 29 (20.14%) NoSQL
18 25 (17.36%) Python
19 24 (16.67%) Serverless
20 23 (15.97%) Enterprise Software
21 22 (15.28%) OOP
21 22 (15.28%) .NET Framework
22 21 (14.58%) Banking
22 21 (14.58%) React
23 20 (13.89%) AWS Lambda
23 20 (13.89%) Product Roadmap

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 9 (6.25%) Confluence
2 7 (4.86%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.69%) Apache
3 1 (0.69%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 61 (42.36%) AWS
2 49 (34.03%) Azure
3 24 (16.67%) Serverless
4 20 (13.89%) AWS Lambda
5 16 (11.11%) GitHub
6 12 (8.33%) Amazon S3
7 11 (7.64%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (6.94%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (6.25%) GCP
9 9 (6.25%) Sage Pay
10 7 (4.86%) SaaS
11 3 (2.08%) Azure Functions
12 2 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.39%) BlazeMeter
13 1 (0.69%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.69%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.94%) SMS
1 10 (6.94%) VoIP
2 1 (0.69%) DHCP
2 1 (0.69%) DNS
2 1 (0.69%) SNMP
2 1 (0.69%) Software-Defined Radio
2 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.92%) MongoDB
2 29 (20.14%) NoSQL
3 15 (10.42%) MySQL
3 15 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (6.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (5.56%) Neo4j
5 8 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.86%) Big Data
7 6 (4.17%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.69%) Power BI
8 1 (0.69%) Redis
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (28.47%) Git (software)
2 17 (11.81%) GitLab
3 11 (7.64%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.94%) Subversion
5 9 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 9 (6.25%) IntelliJ
5 9 (6.25%) JIRA
5 9 (6.25%) NetBeans
6 3 (2.08%) Rational Robot
6 3 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 2 (1.39%) Maven
7 2 (1.39%) Postman
8 1 (0.69%) Gatling
8 1 (0.69%) Gradle
8 1 (0.69%) JUnit
8 1 (0.69%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.69%) Selenium
8 1 (0.69%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.69%) Spock
General
1 21 (14.58%) Banking
2 10 (6.94%) Finance
3 9 (6.25%) Back Office
4 8 (5.56%) Military
5 7 (4.86%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.78%) Automotive
7 3 (2.08%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.39%) Law
8 2 (1.39%) Legal
9 1 (0.69%) Retail
9 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (33.33%) Node.js
2 39 (27.08%) .NET
3 37 (25.69%) Swagger
4 22 (15.28%) .NET Framework
5 21 (14.58%) React
6 19 (13.19%) AngularJS
6 19 (13.19%) HTML
6 19 (13.19%) RESTful
7 18 (12.50%) Apache Flex
8 15 (10.42%) .NET Core
8 15 (10.42%) HTML5
9 14 (9.72%) CSS
10 13 (9.03%) REST
11 12 (8.33%) ASP.NET
11 12 (8.33%) Spring
12 11 (7.64%) Web Services
13 10 (6.94%) Redux
13 10 (6.94%) Spring Boot
14 9 (6.25%) GraphQL
15 8 (5.56%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.97%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (11.11%) Cloud Native
3 10 (6.94%) IVR
4 9 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.47%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.08%) HoloLens
7 3 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.08%) User Experience
8 2 (1.39%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.69%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.69%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.69%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.69%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.33%) Linux
2 6 (4.17%) Android
3 4 (2.78%) Tizen
4 2 (1.39%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.39%) Unix
5 1 (0.69%) AIX
5 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.69%) CentOS
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (99.31%) Software Engineering
2 91 (63.19%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (34.72%) Mentoring
3 50 (34.72%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (29.17%) TDD
5 36 (25.00%) Microservices
6 34 (23.61%) Coaching
7 22 (15.28%) OOP
8 20 (13.89%) OO
8 20 (13.89%) Product Roadmap
9 18 (12.50%) Pair Programming
10 16 (11.11%) Test Automation
11 14 (9.72%) DevOps
11 14 (9.72%) Open Source
12 13 (9.03%) Integration Testing
12 13 (9.03%) MVC
13 12 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 11 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (7.64%) E-Commerce
14 11 (7.64%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 70 (48.61%) Java
1 70 (48.61%) JavaScript
2 41 (28.47%) SQL
3 39 (27.08%) C#
4 25 (17.36%) Python
5 16 (11.11%) Go
6 15 (10.42%) C++
7 11 (7.64%) C
8 9 (6.25%) Scala
9 4 (2.78%) Ada
9 4 (2.78%) Assembly Language
9 4 (2.78%) Java 8
9 4 (2.78%) Ruby
10 3 (2.08%) PHP
10 3 (2.08%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.08%) VB
10 3 (2.08%) VB6
11 2 (1.39%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.69%) ES6
Qualifications
1 14 (9.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (4.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.69%) zsh
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.39%) Terraform
3 1 (0.69%) Ansible
3 1 (0.69%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (24.31%) Sage
2 31 (21.53%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.64%) Google
4 10 (6.94%) Avaya
4 10 (6.94%) Genesys
5 4 (2.78%) MathWorks
5 4 (2.78%) Oracle
5 4 (2.78%) QNX
6 2 (1.39%) Software AG
6 2 (1.39%) webMethods
7 1 (0.69%) FIS
7 1 (0.69%) PayPal
7 1 (0.69%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.69%) WorldPay