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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 53 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4880 5847 4754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.57% 4.98% 4.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.83% 5.26% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4190 5123 4304
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -5 4574 £52,500 +5.00% 692
London +1 2159 £60,000 - 313
South East -3 870 £50,000 +5.26% 105
City of London +8 525 £60,000 - 109
Yorkshire +6 370 £45,000 +5.88% 40
East of England -15 292 £50,000 +11.11% 34
South West +2 284 £45,000 +8.43% 47
West Yorkshire +15 271 £45,000 +2.27% 24
North West -27 229 £42,500 - 78
Berkshire +25 198 £55,000 +4.76% 21
Leeds +15 194 £45,000 +2.27% 15
Scotland +6 191 £45,000 - 8
West Midlands -31 186 £44,000 +10.00% 39
Manchester -5 179 £42,500 - 52
Surrey -12 178 £52,500 -4.54% 26
East Midlands -4 164 £42,500 -5.55% 21
Hampshire -2 137 £45,000 - 22
Oxfordshire +1 113 £47,500 +5.55% 12
Reading +22 108 £55,000 +14.58% 10
Hertfordshire -22 104 £55,000 +15.78% 9
Bristol +2 99 £45,000 - 19
Glasgow +7 98 £43,250 -3.88% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 82 £47,500 +1.06% 15
Cambridge +24 75 £47,500 +5.55% 12
Nottinghamshire +17 74 £42,500 -2.85% 8
Nottingham +11 72 £42,500 - 8
East Sussex +1 72 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Edinburgh -2 69 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Brighton -3 64 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Birmingham -15 64 £40,000 -6.97% 15

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4621 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 4472 (46.00%) JavaScript
3 4253 (43.75%) .NET
4 4166 (42.86%) C#
5 3940 (40.53%) HTML
6 3485 (35.85%) CSS
7 3443 (35.42%) MVC
8 3222 (33.14%) SQL
9 3053 (31.41%) SQL Server
10 3010 (30.96%) Java
11 2887 (29.70%) ASP.NET
12 2548 (26.21%) TDD
13 2307 (23.73%) jQuery
14 1968 (20.24%) OO
15 1775 (18.26%) Finance
16 1743 (17.93%) Web Services
17 1672 (17.20%) Scrum
18 1664 (17.12%) XML
19 1589 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
20 1495 (15.38%) HTML5
21 1442 (14.83%) Microsoft
22 1384 (14.24%) Spring
23 1302 (13.39%) .NET Framework
24 1297 (13.34%) Git (software)
25 1276 (13.13%) MySQL
26 1257 (12.93%) PHP
27 1158 (11.91%) Degree
28 1109 (11.41%) Oracle
29 1090 (11.21%) Software Engineering
30 1082 (11.13%) AngularJS

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 470 (4.83%) Tomcat
1 470 (4.83%) Apache
2 443 (4.56%) Node.js
3 420 (4.32%) CMS
4 371 (3.82%) SharePoint
5 308 (3.17%) IIS
6 254 (2.61%) JBoss
7 226 (2.32%) Apache Solr
8 184 (1.89%) Drupal
9 173 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
10 146 (1.50%) WebSphere
11 140 (1.44%) WordPress
12 124 (1.28%) WebLogic
13 117 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
14 115 (1.18%) Umbraco
15 103 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
16 86 (0.88%) nginx
17 70 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
18 56 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
19 55 (0.57%) Jetty
Applications
1 683 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 119 (1.22%) Photoshop
3 60 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
4 48 (0.49%) MS Office
5 35 (0.36%) PowerPivot
6 29 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 25 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 19 (0.20%) InDesign
9 10 (0.10%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.051%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (0.031%) Final Cut Pro
11 3 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.031%) CPLEX
11 3 (0.031%) MS Project
11 3 (0.031%) Quicktime
12 2 (0.021%) Mingle
13 1 (0.010%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.010%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.010%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 109 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 82 (0.84%) Magento
3 30 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 28 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 20 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
7 14 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 10 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.082%) INSURE/90
11 7 (0.072%) BusinessWorks
12 6 (0.062%) Exstream
12 6 (0.062%) Cognos TM1
13 5 (0.051%) MetaTrader
13 5 (0.051%) thinkFolio
13 5 (0.051%) SimCorp Dimension
13 5 (0.051%) SAP R/3
13 5 (0.051%) WebTrends
14 4 (0.041%) RMDS
14 4 (0.041%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 356 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 310 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 210 (2.16%) SaaS
4 121 (1.24%) GitHub
5 54 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 51 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (0.29%) PaaS
8 26 (0.27%) Force.com
9 23 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.13%) Google App Engine
12 12 (0.12%) Heroku
13 9 (0.093%) IaaS
14 8 (0.082%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.072%) Trello
16 6 (0.062%) Google Analytics
17 4 (0.041%) OpenShift
18 3 (0.031%) CloudFront
18 3 (0.031%) Office 365
18 3 (0.031%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 214 (2.20%) Internet
2 212 (2.18%) HTTP
3 65 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 36 (0.37%) Broadband
5 33 (0.34%) DNS
6 24 (0.25%) AMQP
7 22 (0.23%) SSL
7 22 (0.23%) SSH
8 20 (0.21%) Firewall
8 20 (0.21%) Intranet
9 17 (0.17%) LDAP
9 17 (0.17%) SMTP
9 17 (0.17%) VPN
10 14 (0.14%) WAN
11 11 (0.11%) IPv4
12 9 (0.093%) SMS
12 9 (0.093%) SNMP
12 9 (0.093%) DHCP
13 8 (0.082%) DAB
13 8 (0.082%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3053 (31.41%) SQL Server
2 1276 (13.13%) MySQL
3 625 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 589 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 587 (6.04%) Relational Database
6 582 (5.99%) NoSQL
7 563 (5.79%) MongoDB
8 459 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 364 (3.74%) Big Data
10 356 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
11 336 (3.46%) Oracle Database
12 307 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
13 228 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
14 226 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 218 (2.24%) RDBMS
16 212 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
17 191 (1.96%) Hadoop
18 139 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
19 127 (1.31%) Redis
20 114 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1297 (13.34%) Git (software)
2 811 (8.34%) Subversion
3 684 (7.04%) Visual Studio
4 619 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 507 (5.22%) Maven
6 448 (4.61%) Jenkins
7 369 (3.80%) JUnit
8 364 (3.74%) Eclipse
9 359 (3.69%) NUnit
10 284 (2.92%) Selenium
11 282 (2.90%) Ant
12 250 (2.57%) JIRA
13 194 (2.00%) TeamCity
14 120 (1.23%) ReSharper
15 119 (1.22%) PHPUnit
16 114 (1.17%) Grunt
17 112 (1.15%) Moq
18 110 (1.13%) Cucumber
19 106 (1.09%) Jasmine
20 96 (0.99%) Mockito
General
1 1775 (18.26%) Finance
2 512 (5.27%) Banking
3 440 (4.53%) Retail
4 400 (4.11%) Marketing
5 349 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 233 (2.40%) Games
7 207 (2.13%) Advertising
8 165 (1.70%) Front Office
9 146 (1.50%) Publishing
10 127 (1.31%) Automotive
11 123 (1.27%) Back Office
12 122 (1.26%) Investment Banking
13 111 (1.14%) Legal
14 102 (1.05%) Law
15 68 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 57 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 49 (0.50%) Manufacturing
18 45 (0.46%) Online Betting
19 42 (0.43%) Aerospace
20 37 (0.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4253 (43.75%) .NET
2 3940 (40.53%) HTML
3 3485 (35.85%) CSS
4 2887 (29.70%) ASP.NET
5 2307 (23.73%) jQuery
6 1743 (17.93%) Web Services
7 1664 (17.12%) XML
8 1589 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1495 (15.38%) HTML5
10 1384 (14.24%) Spring
11 1302 (13.39%) .NET Framework
12 1082 (11.13%) AngularJS
13 983 (10.11%) WCF
14 906 (9.32%) CSS3
15 874 (8.99%) Ajax
16 848 (8.72%) REST
17 813 (8.36%) J2EE
18 800 (8.23%) Hibernate
19 717 (7.38%) Entity Framework
20 659 (6.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 677 (6.96%) Computer Science
2 579 (5.96%) Open Source
3 514 (5.29%) User Experience
4 500 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
5 478 (4.92%) Mobile App
6 260 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 183 (1.88%) Algorithms
8 171 (1.76%) Mathematics
9 154 (1.58%) Data Structures
10 146 (1.50%) Client/Server
11 119 (1.22%) N-Tier
12 111 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 108 (1.11%) Hedge funds
14 99 (1.02%) iPhone
15 91 (0.94%) Social Media
16 90 (0.93%) Visualisation
17 88 (0.91%) Blog
18 87 (0.89%) Equities
19 86 (0.88%) Derivative
20 81 (0.83%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1031 (10.61%) Linux
2 825 (8.49%) Windows
3 563 (5.79%) Android
4 507 (5.22%) Apple iOS
5 445 (4.58%) UNIX
6 49 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 46 (0.47%) Windows Phone
8 43 (0.44%) Debian
9 31 (0.32%) Windows 8
10 28 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 25 (0.26%) Solaris
12 23 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
13 22 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (0.23%) CentOS
14 20 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 14 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (0.11%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.11%) AIX
17 9 (0.093%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.093%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4621 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 3443 (35.42%) MVC
3 2548 (26.21%) TDD
4 1968 (20.24%) OO
5 1672 (17.20%) Scrum
6 1090 (11.21%) Software Engineering
7 1002 (10.31%) E-Commerce
8 976 (10.04%) Mentoring
9 912 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
10 884 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 818 (8.41%) OOP
12 782 (8.04%) Web Development
13 764 (7.86%) BDD
14 651 (6.70%) Multithreading
15 547 (5.63%) SOA
16 517 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
17 456 (4.69%) OOD
18 355 (3.65%) Mobile Development
19 349 (3.59%) Android Development
20 334 (3.44%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4472 (46.00%) JavaScript
2 4166 (42.86%) C#
3 3222 (33.14%) SQL
4 3010 (30.96%) Java
5 1257 (12.93%) PHP
6 741 (7.62%) T-SQL
7 613 (6.31%) C++
8 518 (5.33%) VB.NET
9 499 (5.13%) Python
10 394 (4.05%) Ruby
11 355 (3.65%) PL/SQL
12 282 (2.90%) Scala
13 256 (2.63%) Objective-C
14 215 (2.21%) VB
15 211 (2.17%) C
16 189 (1.94%) PHP5
17 136 (1.40%) Perl
18 125 (1.29%) Groovy
19 102 (1.05%) VB6
20 94 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1158 (11.91%) Degree
2 153 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 87 (0.89%) Security Cleared
4 47 (0.48%) SC Cleared
5 33 (0.34%) MCSD
6 29 (0.30%) Sun Certification
6 29 (0.30%) PhD
7 22 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
8 19 (0.20%) OCP
9 15 (0.15%) MCP
10 13 (0.13%) PMI Certification
11 11 (0.11%) OCPJP
12 9 (0.093%) MCPD
13 8 (0.082%) OCMJD
14 7 (0.072%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.062%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.051%) CSSLP
16 5 (0.051%) Siebel Certification
17 4 (0.041%) SAP Certification
17 4 (0.041%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (3.17%) QA
2 27 (0.28%) SLA
3 9 (0.093%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.093%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.082%) TickIT
4 8 (0.082%) WCAG
5 6 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.051%) Basel II
7 4 (0.041%) MiFID
7 4 (0.041%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.031%) HL7
8 3 (0.031%) GAMP
9 2 (0.021%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.010%) EMIR
10 1 (0.010%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.010%) WAI
System Software
1 55 (0.57%) Docker
2 35 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (0.30%) Varnish
4 17 (0.17%) VirtualBox
4 17 (0.17%) LXC
5 16 (0.16%) Active Directory
6 14 (0.14%) Firmware
6 14 (0.14%) Xen
7 12 (0.12%) iptables
8 10 (0.10%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.051%) KVM
9 5 (0.051%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 4 (0.041%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.021%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.021%) HDFS
11 2 (0.021%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.010%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 127 (1.31%) Puppet
2 100 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (0.38%) Ansible
4 31 (0.32%) logstash
5 27 (0.28%) Vagrant
6 23 (0.24%) StatsD
7 21 (0.22%) Kibana
8 14 (0.14%) HP UCMDB
9 12 (0.12%) Nagios
10 9 (0.093%) Capistrano
10 9 (0.093%) Mesos
11 8 (0.082%) MOM
11 8 (0.082%) Graphite
11 8 (0.082%) cPanel
12 6 (0.062%) Salt
13 4 (0.041%) SCCM
14 3 (0.031%) CA LISA
14 3 (0.031%) Kubernetes
15 2 (0.021%) HAProxy
16 1 (0.010%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1442 (14.83%) Microsoft
2 1109 (11.41%) Oracle
3 359 (3.69%) Zend
4 149 (1.53%) Google
5 134 (1.38%) hybris
6 100 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
7 92 (0.95%) IBM
8 90 (0.93%) Adobe
9 89 (0.92%) TIBCO
9 89 (0.92%) Sitecore
10 82 (0.84%) Twitter
10 82 (0.84%) Xamarin
11 80 (0.82%) Business Objects
12 77 (0.79%) Facebook
13 75 (0.77%) Sybase
14 73 (0.75%) Endeca
15 71 (0.73%) SAP
16 62 (0.64%) Informatica
17 57 (0.59%) ATG
18 55 (0.57%) Apple
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Hays IT
Salary: Generous Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bognor Regis, Sussex
GCS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Vertical IT Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Computer Futures - North (Permanent)
Salary: competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Concept Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
Harrogate, Yorkshire
Modis
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Paramount Enterprises
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: excellent benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Somerset
Explore Group
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newport, Gwent
Acorn Recruitment
Salary: Pension, healthcare
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
McCabe & Barton
Salary: Bonus + Benefits + Relocation
Posted: 1 hour ago
Derby, Derbyshire
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Salary: excellent benefits.
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago