The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Engineer
England / North West
Rank 211 205 233
Rank change year-on-year -6 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 46 35 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.76% 0.62% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.64% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 37 26 12
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.52% -2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,500 £40,650
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £64,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 5865 5483 6340
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.72% 97.06% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4885 4606 5110
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 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 -19 38 £55,000 +15.78% 7
Cheshire +22 8 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 75 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 50 (66.67%) OO
3 39 (52.00%) SQL
4 38 (50.67%) Degree
5 36 (48.00%) Java
6 32 (42.67%) NoSQL
7 27 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (36.00%) Subversion
8 24 (32.00%) C++
9 22 (29.33%) C#
10 21 (28.00%) Mercurial
10 21 (28.00%) Automated Testing
10 21 (28.00%) Git (software)
10 21 (28.00%) Data Structures
10 21 (28.00%) Algorithms
11 19 (25.33%) MVC
12 16 (21.33%) Windows
12 16 (21.33%) Web Services
13 15 (20.00%) Windows XP
13 15 (20.00%) HTML
13 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
13 15 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 15 (20.00%) Games
13 15 (20.00%) Computer Science
14 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (18.67%) XML
15 13 (17.33%) PHP
15 13 (17.33%) MySQL
15 13 (17.33%) C
15 13 (17.33%) Microsoft

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (9.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.33%) JBoss
2 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) HTTP
2 7 (9.33%) Internet
3 6 (8.00%) Ethernet
3 6 (8.00%) GPRS
3 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.67%) iBeacon
4 2 (2.67%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (42.67%) NoSQL
2 15 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (17.33%) MySQL
4 8 (10.67%) Big Data
5 1 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 27 (36.00%) Subversion
2 21 (28.00%) Git (software)
2 21 (28.00%) Mercurial
3 7 (9.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.33%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.33%) Fiddler
General
1 15 (20.00%) Games
2 7 (9.33%) Retail
3 6 (8.00%) Finance
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.33%) Web Services
2 15 (20.00%) HTML
3 14 (18.67%) XML
4 12 (16.00%) JSON
4 12 (16.00%) WCF
5 11 (14.67%) AngularJS
5 11 (14.67%) CSS
5 11 (14.67%) jQuery
5 11 (14.67%) Node.js
5 11 (14.67%) REST
5 11 (14.67%) WPF
6 10 (13.33%) .NET
6 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
7 9 (12.00%) DirectX
7 9 (12.00%) OpenGL
8 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (9.33%) Entity Framework
8 7 (9.33%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (8.00%) React
9 6 (8.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.00%) Algorithms
1 21 (28.00%) Data Structures
2 15 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 9 (12.00%) Animation
4 6 (8.00%) CAN bus
4 6 (8.00%) Internet of Things
5 4 (5.33%) Xbox
6 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.33%) Windows
2 15 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 12 (16.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 50 (66.67%) OO
3 27 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (28.00%) Automated Testing
5 19 (25.33%) MVC
6 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (13.33%) Multithreading
7 10 (13.33%) SOA
8 9 (12.00%) Content Development
8 9 (12.00%) Game Development
8 9 (12.00%) Mathematics
8 9 (12.00%) Physics
9 8 (10.67%) TDD
10 7 (9.33%) Analytics
11 6 (8.00%) BDD
11 6 (8.00%) Domain-Driven Design
11 6 (8.00%) QMS
11 6 (8.00%) Scrum
11 6 (8.00%) Telematics
11 6 (8.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (52.00%) SQL
2 36 (48.00%) Java
3 24 (32.00%) C++
4 22 (29.33%) C#
5 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 13 (17.33%) C
6 13 (17.33%) PHP
7 6 (8.00%) Embedded C
8 4 (5.33%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.67%) Python
10 1 (1.33%) Perl
10 1 (1.33%) R
10 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (50.67%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.33%) IBM
2 1 (1.33%) IBM Sterling
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