The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 55 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 5083 5649 4752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.64% 4.83% 4.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.92% 5.11% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4430 4916 4322
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the UK.

Senior Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Developer over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Senior Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 4829 £51,500 +3.00% 747
London -3 2157 £60,000 - 310
South East +13 962 £50,000 +5.26% 101
City of London +8 533 £60,000 - 88
Yorkshire +29 409 £45,000 +12.50% 51
South West -17 319 £42,500 - 81
East of England -2 318 £48,500 +4.86% 42
West Yorkshire +46 308 £45,000 +12.50% 36
North West -20 269 £45,000 +5.88% 85
Berkshire +33 235 £52,500 +8.24% 26
Leeds +39 230 £49,500 +23.75% 28
West Midlands -11 205 £45,000 +8.24% 38
Surrey -2 204 £52,500 - 18
Manchester -17 179 £45,000 +5.88% 47
Hampshire +23 164 £47,500 +5.55% 20
Bristol -2 148 £45,000 - 35
Scotland -17 137 £44,000 - 19
East Midlands -17 134 £40,000 -5.88% 21
Hertfordshire -12 111 £49,500 -1.00% 16
Oxfordshire +21 108 £50,000 +6.95% 15
Cambridgeshire +12 98 £47,500 +5.55% 8
Buckinghamshire +3 88 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Reading +44 84 £50,000 +8.69% 12
Birmingham +9 76 £44,000 +3.52% 13
Cambridge +8 66 £47,500 -1.04% 6
Cheshire 0 63 £45,000 +5.88% 27
Oxford +18 62 £50,000 +3.09% 8
North Yorkshire -12 62 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Kent +24 56 £50,000 - 5
North East +27 55 £42,500 +9.67% 15

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Developer in their job title.

1 5084 (49.74%) Agile Software Development
2 4751 (46.48%) JavaScript
3 4276 (41.83%) .NET
4 4236 (41.44%) C#
5 4212 (41.21%) HTML
6 3697 (36.17%) CSS
7 3469 (33.94%) MVC
8 3462 (33.87%) SQL
9 3289 (32.18%) Java
10 3137 (30.69%) SQL Server
11 2937 (28.73%) ASP.NET
12 2789 (27.28%) TDD
13 2441 (23.88%) jQuery
14 2037 (19.93%) OO
15 1938 (18.96%) Scrum
16 1900 (18.59%) Finance
17 1850 (18.10%) Web Services
18 1708 (16.71%) XML
19 1699 (16.62%) ASP.NET MVC
20 1670 (16.34%) HTML5
21 1544 (15.10%) Spring
22 1469 (14.37%) Microsoft
23 1407 (13.76%) Git (software)
24 1352 (13.23%) MySQL
25 1284 (12.56%) AngularJS
26 1283 (12.55%) .NET Framework
27 1221 (11.94%) Software Engineering
28 1216 (11.90%) Oracle
28 1216 (11.90%) PHP
29 1211 (11.85%) Degree

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 514 (5.03%) Node.js
2 471 (4.61%) Apache
3 459 (4.49%) Tomcat
4 407 (3.98%) CMS
5 332 (3.25%) SharePoint
6 319 (3.12%) IIS
7 266 (2.60%) JBoss
8 223 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
9 218 (2.13%) Apache Solr
10 157 (1.54%) Drupal
11 152 (1.49%) WordPress
12 137 (1.34%) WebLogic
13 132 (1.29%) WebSphere
14 123 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
14 123 (1.20%) Umbraco
15 91 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
16 69 (0.68%) nginx
17 62 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
17 62 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
18 57 (0.56%) GlassFish
Applications
1 745 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 117 (1.14%) Photoshop
3 58 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 46 (0.45%) MS Office
4 46 (0.45%) PowerPivot
5 31 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 24 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.098%) InDesign
8 8 (0.078%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (0.078%) FastStats
9 7 (0.068%) Final Cut Pro
9 7 (0.068%) Fireworks
10 6 (0.059%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.029%) Quicktime
11 3 (0.029%) SPSS
11 3 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.029%) CPLEX
11 3 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.020%) MS Project
13 1 (0.010%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 95 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.68%) Magento
3 49 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 26 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 20 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.13%) Sophis RISQUE
7 12 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 10 (0.098%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 10 (0.098%) MetaTrader
9 6 (0.059%) Shopify
9 6 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.049%) Dynamics GP
10 5 (0.049%) INSURE/90
10 5 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.049%) WebTrends
10 5 (0.049%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.029%) Exstream
11 3 (0.029%) JDE OneWorld
11 3 (0.029%) Workday HCM
11 3 (0.029%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 480 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
2 388 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 225 (2.20%) SaaS
4 114 (1.12%) GitHub
5 67 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 56 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (0.30%) Force.com
8 30 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 28 (0.27%) PaaS
10 20 (0.20%) Google App Engine
11 14 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 14 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.13%) Heroku
13 12 (0.12%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.11%) IaaS
15 9 (0.088%) Trello
16 7 (0.068%) Office 365
17 6 (0.059%) Amazon SQS
18 4 (0.039%) Route 53
19 3 (0.029%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 201 (1.97%) Internet
2 193 (1.89%) HTTP
3 75 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 39 (0.38%) Broadband
5 29 (0.28%) AMQP
6 28 (0.27%) SMTP
7 26 (0.25%) Firewall
8 22 (0.22%) Network Security
8 22 (0.22%) SSL
9 19 (0.19%) DNS
10 18 (0.18%) HTTPS
11 17 (0.17%) Intranet
11 17 (0.17%) SSH
12 15 (0.15%) LDAP
13 14 (0.14%) SMPP
14 12 (0.12%) WAN
15 11 (0.11%) SMS
15 11 (0.11%) VPN
16 7 (0.068%) RTP
16 7 (0.068%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3137 (30.69%) SQL Server
2 1352 (13.23%) MySQL
3 704 (6.89%) Relational Database
4 660 (6.46%) NoSQL
5 639 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 582 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 569 (5.57%) MongoDB
8 509 (4.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 419 (4.10%) Big Data
10 365 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
11 358 (3.50%) Oracle Database
12 352 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 279 (2.73%) RDBMS
14 265 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 248 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
16 244 (2.39%) Hadoop
17 206 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
18 160 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
19 155 (1.52%) Redis
20 130 (1.27%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1407 (13.76%) Git (software)
2 787 (7.70%) Subversion
3 747 (7.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 728 (7.12%) Visual Studio
5 557 (5.45%) Maven
6 466 (4.56%) Jenkins
7 398 (3.89%) JUnit
8 376 (3.68%) Eclipse
9 370 (3.62%) NUnit
10 336 (3.29%) Selenium
11 305 (2.98%) JIRA
12 278 (2.72%) Ant
13 231 (2.26%) TeamCity
14 149 (1.46%) Grunt
15 142 (1.39%) Cucumber
16 134 (1.31%) Moq
17 133 (1.30%) PHPUnit
18 132 (1.29%) Mockito
18 132 (1.29%) ReSharper
19 110 (1.08%) Jasmine
General
1 1900 (18.59%) Finance
2 577 (5.64%) Banking
3 511 (5.00%) Retail
4 413 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 401 (3.92%) Marketing
6 271 (2.65%) Games
7 205 (2.01%) Front Office
8 150 (1.47%) Advertising
9 146 (1.43%) Publishing
10 143 (1.40%) Investment Banking
11 141 (1.38%) Law
12 131 (1.28%) Back Office
13 119 (1.16%) Legal
14 109 (1.07%) Automotive
15 84 (0.82%) Manufacturing
16 78 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
17 66 (0.65%) Electronics
18 50 (0.49%) Online Betting
19 49 (0.48%) Aerospace
20 46 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4276 (41.83%) .NET
2 4212 (41.21%) HTML
3 3697 (36.17%) CSS
4 2937 (28.73%) ASP.NET
5 2441 (23.88%) jQuery
6 1850 (18.10%) Web Services
7 1708 (16.71%) XML
8 1699 (16.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1670 (16.34%) HTML5
10 1544 (15.10%) Spring
11 1284 (12.56%) AngularJS
12 1283 (12.55%) .NET Framework
13 1019 (9.97%) REST
14 957 (9.36%) WCF
15 950 (9.29%) CSS3
16 873 (8.54%) Hibernate
17 858 (8.39%) Ajax
18 819 (8.01%) J2EE
19 769 (7.52%) Entity Framework
20 738 (7.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 743 (7.27%) Computer Science
2 550 (5.38%) User Experience
3 517 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 417 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 237 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
6 215 (2.10%) Mathematics
7 207 (2.03%) Algorithms
8 167 (1.63%) Client/Server
9 162 (1.58%) Data Structures
10 135 (1.32%) Equities
11 134 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 129 (1.26%) Derivative
13 127 (1.24%) Hedge funds
14 113 (1.11%) N-Tier
15 98 (0.96%) Visualisation
16 93 (0.91%) Data Integration
17 92 (0.90%) iPhone
18 84 (0.82%) iPad
19 82 (0.80%) Social Media
20 76 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1095 (10.71%) Linux
2 953 (9.32%) Windows
3 561 (5.49%) Apple iOS
4 545 (5.33%) Android
5 519 (5.08%) UNIX
6 62 (0.61%) Windows Phone
7 48 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 41 (0.40%) Debian
9 40 (0.39%) Windows 8
10 27 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 27 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
11 26 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 26 (0.25%) CentOS
12 24 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.15%) Solaris
15 12 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.098%) Windows Phone 8
16 10 (0.098%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5084 (49.74%) Agile Software Development
2 3469 (33.94%) MVC
3 2789 (27.28%) TDD
4 2037 (19.93%) OO
5 1938 (18.96%) Scrum
6 1221 (11.94%) Software Engineering
7 1071 (10.48%) E-Commerce
8 1033 (10.11%) Mentoring
9 1021 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
10 931 (9.11%) Unit Testing
11 837 (8.19%) BDD
12 830 (8.12%) OOP
13 800 (7.83%) SDLC
14 760 (7.43%) Web Development
15 680 (6.65%) Multithreading
16 603 (5.90%) Open Source
17 573 (5.61%) SOA
18 546 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
19 495 (4.84%) OOD
20 373 (3.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4751 (46.48%) JavaScript
2 4236 (41.44%) C#
3 3462 (33.87%) SQL
4 3289 (32.18%) Java
5 1216 (11.90%) PHP
6 783 (7.66%) T-SQL
7 635 (6.21%) C++
8 619 (6.06%) Python
9 511 (5.00%) VB.NET
10 468 (4.58%) Ruby
11 398 (3.89%) PL/SQL
12 385 (3.77%) Scala
13 278 (2.72%) Objective-C
14 238 (2.33%) C
15 191 (1.87%) VB
16 190 (1.86%) PHP5
17 173 (1.69%) Groovy
18 132 (1.29%) Perl
19 125 (1.22%) Shell Script
20 88 (0.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1211 (11.85%) Degree
2 151 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 83 (0.81%) Security Cleared
4 49 (0.48%) SC Cleared
5 41 (0.40%) MCSD
6 30 (0.29%) PhD
7 27 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
8 26 (0.25%) OCP
9 25 (0.24%) Sun Certification
10 18 (0.18%) MCPD
11 14 (0.14%) PMI Certification
11 14 (0.14%) MCP
12 9 (0.088%) HND
13 7 (0.068%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.059%) OCPJP
15 5 (0.049%) Siebel Certification
16 4 (0.039%) SAP Certification
16 4 (0.039%) OCMJD
16 4 (0.039%) MOS
16 4 (0.039%) OCPJWCD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (3.37%) QA
2 27 (0.26%) SLA
3 22 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 20 (0.20%) GAMP
5 13 (0.13%) HL7
6 10 (0.098%) WCAG
7 8 (0.078%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.078%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.068%) MiFID
9 6 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.059%) Basel II
9 6 (0.059%) TickIT
10 1 (0.010%) COBIT
10 1 (0.010%) Section 508
10 1 (0.010%) EMIR
10 1 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 70 (0.68%) Docker
2 52 (0.51%) Varnish
3 44 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.23%) Active Directory
5 20 (0.20%) LXC
6 14 (0.14%) Xen
7 8 (0.078%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.059%) Firmware
10 5 (0.049%) KVM
10 5 (0.049%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 4 (0.039%) iptables
11 4 (0.039%) HDFS
11 4 (0.039%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.029%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.029%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.020%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.020%) vSphere
13 2 (0.020%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.010%) Squid
Systems Management
1 138 (1.35%) Puppet
2 122 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (0.46%) Ansible
4 28 (0.27%) logstash
5 23 (0.23%) Vagrant
6 22 (0.22%) StatsD
7 20 (0.20%) Kibana
8 18 (0.18%) Nagios
9 17 (0.17%) Mesos
10 12 (0.12%) MOM
11 11 (0.11%) SCCM
12 8 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.078%) Capistrano
12 8 (0.078%) Pingdom
13 7 (0.068%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.059%) Salt
14 6 (0.059%) cPanel
14 6 (0.059%) Graphite
14 6 (0.059%) HP UCMDB
15 4 (0.039%) WMI
Vendors
1 1469 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 1216 (11.90%) Oracle
3 344 (3.37%) Zend
4 185 (1.81%) Google
5 122 (1.19%) hybris
6 110 (1.08%) Sitecore
7 108 (1.06%) IBM
7 108 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 102 (1.00%) TIBCO
9 99 (0.97%) Xamarin
10 93 (0.91%) Apple
11 88 (0.86%) Adobe
12 87 (0.85%) SAP
13 85 (0.83%) Sybase
14 67 (0.66%) Facebook
15 66 (0.65%) Informatica
16 65 (0.64%) Tableau
17 50 (0.49%) Twitter
18 49 (0.48%) Endeca
19 45 (0.44%) VMware
London
First Point
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 6 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Expert Employment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Expert Employment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Blue Chip Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 Per Annum Brilliant employee benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + Salary or Stock options
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday