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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 54 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 5163 5363 4902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.67% 4.62% 4.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.96% 4.89% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4553 4565 4430
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +1 4914 £52,500 +5.00% 683
London -2 2184 £60,000 - 268
South East +23 1032 £50,000 +5.26% 132
City of London -4 460 £62,500 +4.16% 72
Yorkshire +34 371 £45,000 +5.88% 52
East of England +2 325 £50,000 +5.26% 26
South West -16 325 £45,000 +5.88% 55
North West -14 289 £45,000 +5.88% 88
West Yorkshire +58 279 £45,500 +7.05% 38
Berkshire +53 265 £52,500 +7.14% 27
Leeds +40 211 £47,500 +11.76% 29
Surrey -3 197 £50,000 -4.76% 18
West Midlands -3 197 £45,000 +5.88% 35
Manchester -18 186 £45,000 +5.88% 46
Hampshire +29 182 £47,500 +5.55% 29
Bristol -3 157 £45,000 - 15
East Midlands -21 127 £40,000 -5.88% 21
Scotland -10 125 £44,250 +4.11% 16
Hertfordshire -8 115 £50,000 - 11
Oxfordshire +14 108 £50,000 +3.09% 12
Reading +61 96 £52,500 +14.13% 13
Cambridgeshire +28 95 £47,500 +11.76% 11
Buckinghamshire +3 95 £47,500 -5.00% 17
Birmingham +17 76 £45,000 +5.88% 13
West Sussex +33 74 £50,000 +17.64% 11
Cheshire +16 70 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Oxford +6 70 £50,000 +3.09% 5
Glasgow -10 63 £45,000 - 9
Cambridge +20 61 £48,000 - 6
Kent +9 60 £50,000 - 10

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5034 (50.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4685 (46.86%) JavaScript
3 4153 (41.54%) HTML
4 4051 (40.52%) C#
5 4040 (40.41%) .NET
6 3667 (36.68%) CSS
7 3433 (34.34%) SQL
8 3302 (33.03%) MVC
9 3227 (32.28%) Java
10 2988 (29.89%) SQL Server
11 2793 (27.94%) ASP.NET
12 2659 (26.60%) TDD
13 2382 (23.83%) jQuery
14 2017 (20.18%) OO
15 1923 (19.24%) Finance
16 1906 (19.07%) Scrum
17 1745 (17.46%) Web Services
18 1656 (16.56%) HTML5
19 1655 (16.55%) ASP.NET MVC
20 1593 (15.93%) XML
21 1511 (15.11%) Spring
22 1373 (13.73%) Microsoft
23 1351 (13.51%) Git (software)
24 1324 (13.24%) AngularJS
25 1286 (12.86%) Software Engineering
26 1270 (12.70%) Degree
27 1252 (12.52%) MySQL
28 1187 (11.87%) .NET Framework
29 1168 (11.68%) Oracle
30 1159 (11.59%) PHP

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 522 (5.22%) Node.js
2 430 (4.30%) Tomcat
3 427 (4.27%) Apache
4 402 (4.02%) CMS
5 311 (3.11%) IIS
6 294 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 256 (2.56%) JBoss
8 223 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
9 185 (1.85%) Apache Solr
10 151 (1.51%) Drupal
11 146 (1.46%) WordPress
12 143 (1.43%) WebLogic
13 135 (1.35%) WebSphere
14 132 (1.32%) Umbraco
15 97 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
16 79 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
17 78 (0.78%) Apache Spark
18 74 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
19 66 (0.66%) nginx
20 61 (0.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 741 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 121 (1.21%) Photoshop
3 67 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 51 (0.51%) PowerPivot
5 42 (0.42%) MS Office
6 33 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 22 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 11 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 11 (0.11%) FastStats
9 9 (0.090%) Fireworks
10 7 (0.070%) Final Cut Pro
11 5 (0.050%) SPSS
12 4 (0.040%) Mathematica
12 4 (0.040%) InDesign
13 3 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.030%) MS Visio
13 3 (0.030%) Quicktime
14 2 (0.020%) MS Project
14 2 (0.020%) Spreadsheet
15 1 (0.010%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 93 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (0.81%) Magento
3 56 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 26 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 13 (0.13%) Sophis RISQUE
7 12 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
7 12 (0.12%) MetaTrader
8 11 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.060%) Shopify
11 5 (0.050%) Visualfiles
11 5 (0.050%) INSURE/90
11 5 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
12 3 (0.030%) Oracle ERP
12 3 (0.030%) SAP R/3
12 3 (0.030%) WebTrends
12 3 (0.030%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 471 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 421 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 208 (2.08%) SaaS
4 121 (1.21%) GitHub
5 62 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
6 44 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (0.21%) Google App Engine
9 19 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 18 (0.18%) Force.com
10 18 (0.18%) PaaS
11 12 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.12%) OpenShift
12 10 (0.10%) Trello
12 10 (0.10%) Office 365
13 9 (0.090%) IaaS
14 7 (0.070%) Heroku
15 6 (0.060%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 4 (0.040%) Route 53
17 3 (0.030%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 193 (1.93%) HTTP
2 182 (1.82%) Internet
3 87 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 33 (0.33%) SMTP
5 30 (0.30%) Network Security
6 29 (0.29%) Firewall
7 27 (0.27%) Broadband
8 21 (0.21%) HTTPS
9 20 (0.20%) SSL
10 19 (0.19%) DNS
11 18 (0.18%) SMPP
12 17 (0.17%) AMQP
13 14 (0.14%) Intranet
14 13 (0.13%) WAN
15 12 (0.12%) LDAP
15 12 (0.12%) FTP
15 12 (0.12%) SSH
16 10 (0.10%) SMS
17 9 (0.090%) GSM
17 9 (0.090%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2988 (29.89%) SQL Server
2 1252 (12.52%) MySQL
3 674 (6.74%) Relational Database
4 660 (6.60%) NoSQL
5 614 (6.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 547 (5.47%) MongoDB
7 527 (5.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 509 (5.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 435 (4.35%) Big Data
10 347 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
11 338 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 310 (3.10%) Oracle Database
13 294 (2.94%) RDBMS
14 263 (2.63%) Hadoop
15 260 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 227 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
17 183 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
18 155 (1.55%) Redis
19 152 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
20 131 (1.31%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1351 (13.51%) Git (software)
2 741 (7.41%) Subversion
3 724 (7.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 679 (6.79%) Visual Studio
5 541 (5.41%) Maven
6 435 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 386 (3.86%) JUnit
8 360 (3.60%) NUnit
9 353 (3.53%) Selenium
10 346 (3.46%) Eclipse
11 332 (3.32%) JIRA
12 246 (2.46%) Ant
13 238 (2.38%) TeamCity
14 185 (1.85%) Grunt
15 162 (1.62%) Cucumber
16 151 (1.51%) Mockito
17 135 (1.35%) Moq
18 131 (1.31%) PHPUnit
19 118 (1.18%) ReSharper
20 114 (1.14%) Jasmine
General
1 1923 (19.24%) Finance
2 595 (5.95%) Banking
3 539 (5.39%) Retail
4 408 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 383 (3.83%) Marketing
6 246 (2.46%) Games
7 207 (2.07%) Front Office
8 141 (1.41%) Law
9 140 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 131 (1.31%) Advertising
11 127 (1.27%) Back Office
12 126 (1.26%) Publishing
13 103 (1.03%) Legal
14 101 (1.01%) Automotive
15 89 (0.89%) Manufacturing
16 79 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
17 73 (0.73%) Electronics
18 60 (0.60%) Financial Institution
19 49 (0.49%) Aerospace
20 48 (0.48%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4153 (41.54%) HTML
2 4040 (40.41%) .NET
3 3667 (36.68%) CSS
4 2793 (27.94%) ASP.NET
5 2382 (23.83%) jQuery
6 1745 (17.46%) Web Services
7 1656 (16.56%) HTML5
8 1655 (16.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1593 (15.93%) XML
10 1511 (15.11%) Spring
11 1324 (13.24%) AngularJS
12 1187 (11.87%) .NET Framework
13 1037 (10.37%) REST
14 970 (9.70%) CSS3
15 880 (8.80%) Hibernate
16 858 (8.58%) WCF
17 818 (8.18%) Ajax
18 750 (7.50%) SOAP
19 734 (7.34%) Entity Framework
20 733 (7.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 812 (8.12%) Computer Science
2 576 (5.76%) User Experience
3 508 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 401 (4.01%) Mobile App
5 226 (2.26%) Mathematics
6 212 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 203 (2.03%) Algorithms
8 178 (1.78%) Client/Server
9 172 (1.72%) Derivative
10 157 (1.57%) Data Structures
11 148 (1.48%) Hedge funds
12 147 (1.47%) Equities
13 137 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 117 (1.17%) N-Tier
15 111 (1.11%) Visualisation
16 110 (1.10%) iPad
17 100 (1.00%) Data Integration
18 91 (0.91%) iPhone
19 78 (0.78%) Management Information System
20 73 (0.73%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1112 (11.12%) Linux
2 969 (9.69%) Windows
3 568 (5.68%) Apple iOS
4 560 (5.60%) UNIX
5 522 (5.22%) Android
6 58 (0.58%) Windows Phone
7 42 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 41 (0.41%) Windows 8
9 40 (0.40%) Debian
10 32 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
13 28 (0.28%) CentOS
14 24 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 19 (0.19%) Windows 7
16 17 (0.17%) Solaris
17 15 (0.15%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.12%) Windows Phone 7
19 11 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5034 (50.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3302 (33.03%) MVC
3 2659 (26.60%) TDD
4 2017 (20.18%) OO
5 1906 (19.07%) Scrum
6 1286 (12.86%) Software Engineering
7 1075 (10.75%) E-Commerce
8 1029 (10.29%) Mentoring
9 990 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
10 871 (8.71%) Unit Testing
11 816 (8.16%) BDD
12 814 (8.14%) SDLC
13 802 (8.02%) OOP
14 747 (7.47%) Web Development
15 700 (7.00%) Multithreading
16 563 (5.63%) Open Source
17 555 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
18 544 (5.44%) SOA
19 475 (4.75%) OOD
20 373 (3.73%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 4685 (46.86%) JavaScript
2 4051 (40.52%) C#
3 3433 (34.34%) SQL
4 3227 (32.28%) Java
5 1159 (11.59%) PHP
6 728 (7.28%) T-SQL
7 679 (6.79%) C++
8 618 (6.18%) Python
9 461 (4.61%) Ruby
10 459 (4.59%) VB.NET
11 394 (3.94%) PL/SQL
12 376 (3.76%) Scala
13 298 (2.98%) Objective-C
14 241 (2.41%) C
15 186 (1.86%) PHP5
16 166 (1.66%) Groovy
17 144 (1.44%) VB
18 139 (1.39%) Perl
19 127 (1.27%) Shell Script
20 91 (0.91%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1270 (12.70%) Degree
2 154 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 91 (0.91%) Security Cleared
4 54 (0.54%) SC Cleared
5 36 (0.36%) MCSD
5 36 (0.36%) PhD
6 30 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
7 28 (0.28%) OCP
8 26 (0.26%) Sun Certification
9 22 (0.22%) MCPD
10 18 (0.18%) HND
11 13 (0.13%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.12%) MCP
13 7 (0.070%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.070%) OCPJP
14 6 (0.060%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.060%) CCNP
15 5 (0.050%) Siebel Certification
15 5 (0.050%) CIMA
15 5 (0.050%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 333 (3.33%) QA
2 28 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 25 (0.25%) SLA
4 24 (0.24%) GAMP
5 17 (0.17%) HL7
6 10 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.090%) WCAG
7 9 (0.090%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.070%) MiFID
9 6 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.060%) Basel II
9 6 (0.060%) TickIT
10 1 (0.010%) ISO/IEC 27001
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 66 (0.66%) Docker
2 53 (0.53%) Varnish
3 47 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.20%) Active Directory
5 16 (0.16%) LXC
6 9 (0.090%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.090%) Xen
6 9 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.070%) vCloud
8 6 (0.060%) iptables
9 5 (0.050%) HDFS
10 4 (0.040%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.040%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.040%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.030%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.020%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.020%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.020%) vSphere
12 2 (0.020%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.010%) Squid
Systems Management
1 127 (1.27%) Puppet
2 120 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (0.44%) Ansible
4 24 (0.24%) Vagrant
5 23 (0.23%) logstash
6 21 (0.21%) StatsD
7 19 (0.19%) Kibana
7 19 (0.19%) Nagios
8 17 (0.17%) SCCM
9 14 (0.14%) MOM
9 14 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 13 (0.13%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.13%) Pingdom
11 12 (0.12%) Mesos
12 8 (0.080%) WMI
12 8 (0.080%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 7 (0.070%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 7 (0.070%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (0.070%) TeamSite
13 7 (0.070%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 1373 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 1168 (11.68%) Oracle
3 324 (3.24%) Zend
4 185 (1.85%) Google
5 124 (1.24%) Sitecore
6 117 (1.17%) IBM
7 111 (1.11%) Adobe
7 111 (1.11%) Apple
8 103 (1.03%) hybris
9 96 (0.96%) Xamarin
10 95 (0.95%) SAP
11 94 (0.94%) Sybase
11 94 (0.94%) TIBCO
12 88 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
13 75 (0.75%) Tableau
14 63 (0.63%) Facebook
15 61 (0.61%) Informatica
16 54 (0.54%) Twitter
17 48 (0.48%) VMware
18 45 (0.45%) Atlassian
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Venturi
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newbury, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Share Options
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Talent Spa
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £120000 - £150000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £71000 per annum + + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Annual Bonus, Pension, Health care,
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + bonus and more
Posted: 2 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Talent Spa
Salary: £40k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago