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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 52 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 5063 5033 5183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.50% 4.69% 4.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.76% 4.97% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4318 4512 4705
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% 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 1 October 2014 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 1 October 2014. 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 4734 £50,000 - 634
London -9 2221 £59,500 +3.47% 245
South East +1 714 £47,500 - 96
City of London -10 544 £60,000 +1.26% 81
North West +2 411 £42,500 +6.25% 83
South West +12 360 £42,500 +6.25% 51
East of England +24 309 £48,000 +6.66% 47
Yorkshire +26 288 £43,750 +2.94% 40
Manchester +2 278 £42,500 +6.25% 54
West Midlands +17 243 £42,500 - 43
East Midlands +5 185 £40,750 -4.11% 21
West Yorkshire +13 184 £44,000 +3.52% 28
Scotland +3 164 £42,500 - 29
Hampshire +45 159 £45,000 - 30
Surrey -39 153 £52,500 +10.52% 18
Leeds +14 136 £42,500 - 18
Berkshire -33 124 £49,000 -6.66% 22
Bristol +33 109 £45,000 -5.26% 16
Hertfordshire +26 106 £52,000 +14.28% 13
Cambridgeshire 0 90 £48,000 +12.28% 26
Glasgow -1 85 £42,500 -5.55% 18
East Sussex +10 80 £41,500 +3.75% 4
Birmingham +16 71 £44,500 +4.70% 4
Oxfordshire +21 70 £48,500 +7.77% 9
Nottinghamshire -2 68 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Edinburgh +13 66 £38,000 -6.74% 8
Brighton +9 65 £41,500 +3.75% 4
Dorset +16 62 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Buckinghamshire -1 59 £50,000 +4.16% 6
Staffordshire +24 58 £40,670 -12.53% 16

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 5158 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 4920 (44.67%) JavaScript
3 4911 (44.59%) .NET
4 4836 (43.91%) C#
5 4411 (40.05%) HTML
6 3994 (36.26%) CSS
7 3818 (34.66%) SQL
8 3619 (32.86%) MVC
9 3519 (31.95%) SQL Server
10 3399 (30.86%) ASP.NET
11 3335 (30.28%) Java
12 2862 (25.99%) jQuery
13 2696 (24.48%) TDD
14 2544 (23.10%) OO
15 2065 (18.75%) Web Services
16 2054 (18.65%) Scrum
17 1896 (17.21%) Finance
18 1799 (16.33%) Microsoft
19 1740 (15.80%) XML
20 1736 (15.76%) ASP.NET MVC
21 1679 (15.24%) HTML5
22 1473 (13.37%) .NET Framework
23 1431 (12.99%) E-Commerce
24 1409 (12.79%) WCF
25 1373 (12.47%) PHP
26 1371 (12.45%) Software Engineering
27 1339 (12.16%) Spring
28 1319 (11.98%) Degree
29 1274 (11.57%) MySQL
30 1191 (10.81%) Git (software)

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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
1 511 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 467 (4.24%) CMS
3 464 (4.21%) Tomcat
4 460 (4.18%) Node.js
5 437 (3.97%) Apache
6 385 (3.50%) IIS
7 187 (1.70%) Apache Solr
8 175 (1.59%) Umbraco
9 173 (1.57%) WordPress
10 162 (1.47%) WebSphere
11 161 (1.46%) Drupal
12 139 (1.26%) WebLogic
13 124 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 118 (1.07%) nginx
15 115 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
16 103 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
17 81 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
18 76 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
19 59 (0.54%) Confluence
20 51 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 808 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 162 (1.47%) Photoshop
3 66 (0.60%) MS Office
4 49 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 28 (0.25%) InDesign
6 25 (0.23%) PowerPivot
7 16 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 15 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 13 (0.12%) MS Visio
9 13 (0.12%) MS Project
10 12 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
11 11 (0.100%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.064%) Mingle
13 4 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.027%) Maya
15 2 (0.018%) SPSS
16 1 (0.009%) S-PLUS
16 1 (0.009%) RoboHelp
16 1 (0.009%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 115 (1.04%) Magento
2 81 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 50 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 41 (0.37%) Sophis RISQUE
5 23 (0.21%) INSURE/90
6 18 (0.16%) Google Analytics
6 18 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 14 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 13 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
8 13 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 12 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 12 (0.11%) WebTrends
10 10 (0.091%) Oracle Cash Management
10 10 (0.091%) Remedy AR System
11 9 (0.082%) Oracle HRMS
12 8 (0.073%) Maximo
13 7 (0.064%) Oracle Payroll
13 7 (0.064%) Markit EDM
14 6 (0.054%) Fredhopper
14 6 (0.054%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 248 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 203 (1.84%) SaaS
3 185 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
4 116 (1.05%) GitHub
5 75 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (0.22%) Trello
8 21 (0.19%) PaaS
9 18 (0.16%) Office 365
10 15 (0.14%) Heroku
11 12 (0.11%) Force.com
12 11 (0.100%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.073%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.054%) IaaS
15 5 (0.045%) Google App Engine
15 5 (0.045%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.027%) CloudFront
16 3 (0.027%) Rackspace Cloud
17 2 (0.018%) Google Compute Engine
17 2 (0.018%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 363 (3.30%) Internet
2 260 (2.36%) HTTP
3 143 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 74 (0.67%) Intranet
5 32 (0.29%) SS7
5 32 (0.29%) SIGTRAN
6 31 (0.28%) TCAP
6 31 (0.28%) INAP
7 30 (0.27%) Broadband
8 28 (0.25%) 4G
9 27 (0.25%) VoIP
10 26 (0.24%) SSL
11 21 (0.19%) DNS
11 21 (0.19%) SNMP
12 19 (0.17%) Wireless
13 18 (0.16%) AMQP
13 18 (0.16%) GSM
14 12 (0.11%) DAB
15 11 (0.100%) SMS
16 9 (0.082%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3519 (31.95%) SQL Server
2 1274 (11.57%) MySQL
3 867 (7.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 680 (6.17%) Relational Database
5 519 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 483 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 455 (4.13%) NoSQL
8 417 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
9 407 (3.70%) MongoDB
10 368 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 368 (3.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 335 (3.04%) Big Data
12 303 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 274 (2.49%) Oracle Database
14 219 (1.99%) Hadoop
15 210 (1.91%) RDBMS
16 151 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
17 130 (1.18%) OLAP
18 103 (0.94%) RavenDB
19 100 (0.91%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1191 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 892 (8.10%) Subversion
3 828 (7.52%) Visual Studio
4 601 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 446 (4.05%) JUnit
6 431 (3.91%) Maven
7 392 (3.56%) NUnit
8 340 (3.09%) Jenkins
9 333 (3.02%) Selenium
10 305 (2.77%) Eclipse
11 267 (2.42%) Ant
12 256 (2.32%) JIRA
13 225 (2.04%) TeamCity
14 218 (1.98%) Cucumber
15 173 (1.57%) Rhino Mocks
16 172 (1.56%) Jasmine
17 136 (1.23%) ReSharper
18 123 (1.12%) SpecFlow
19 120 (1.09%) PHPUnit
20 112 (1.02%) Moq
General
1 1896 (17.21%) Finance
2 571 (5.18%) Banking
3 462 (4.19%) Retail
4 444 (4.03%) Marketing
5 348 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 270 (2.45%) Advertising
7 268 (2.43%) Games
8 246 (2.23%) Front Office
9 211 (1.92%) Investment Banking
10 121 (1.10%) Publishing
11 114 (1.04%) Law
12 109 (0.99%) Back Office
13 104 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 81 (0.74%) Automotive
15 72 (0.65%) Legal
16 65 (0.59%) Manufacturing
17 40 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
18 30 (0.27%) Multimedia
19 29 (0.26%) French Language
20 27 (0.25%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4911 (44.59%) .NET
2 4411 (40.05%) HTML
3 3994 (36.26%) CSS
4 3399 (30.86%) ASP.NET
5 2862 (25.99%) jQuery
6 2065 (18.75%) Web Services
7 1740 (15.80%) XML
8 1736 (15.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1679 (15.24%) HTML5
10 1473 (13.37%) .NET Framework
11 1409 (12.79%) WCF
12 1339 (12.16%) Spring
13 1157 (10.50%) CSS3
14 1117 (10.14%) Ajax
15 945 (8.58%) REST
16 878 (7.97%) Hibernate
17 869 (7.89%) AngularJS
18 842 (7.64%) J2EE
19 789 (7.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 727 (6.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 888 (8.06%) Computer Science
2 622 (5.65%) User Experience
3 578 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
4 576 (5.23%) Mobile App
5 571 (5.18%) Open Source
6 267 (2.42%) Mathematics
7 266 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
8 226 (2.05%) N-Tier
9 217 (1.97%) Algorithms
10 212 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 203 (1.84%) iPhone
12 140 (1.27%) Data Structures
13 127 (1.15%) Social Media
14 126 (1.14%) Visualisation
15 123 (1.12%) Derivative
16 122 (1.11%) Client/Server
16 122 (1.11%) Management Information System
17 115 (1.04%) Hedge funds
18 110 (1.00%) iPad
19 100 (0.91%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1124 (10.21%) Linux
2 1003 (9.11%) Windows
3 595 (5.40%) Apple iOS
4 576 (5.23%) Android
5 468 (4.25%) UNIX
6 72 (0.65%) Windows Phone
7 38 (0.35%) Debian
8 35 (0.32%) Solaris
9 33 (0.30%) Windows 8
10 31 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 31 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
11 30 (0.27%) Windows Phone 7
12 26 (0.24%) CentOS
13 22 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 21 (0.19%) AIX
15 20 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (0.17%) Windows 7
17 15 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
18 8 (0.073%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5158 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 3619 (32.86%) MVC
3 2696 (24.48%) TDD
4 2544 (23.10%) OO
5 2054 (18.65%) Scrum
6 1431 (12.99%) E-Commerce
7 1371 (12.45%) Software Engineering
8 1104 (10.02%) Mentoring
9 1073 (9.74%) Unit Testing
10 1038 (9.42%) OOP
11 1028 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
12 977 (8.87%) Web Development
13 950 (8.63%) BDD
14 710 (6.45%) SOA
15 705 (6.40%) Multithreading
16 599 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
17 570 (5.18%) OOD
18 419 (3.80%) iOS Development
19 395 (3.59%) UML
20 373 (3.39%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4920 (44.67%) JavaScript
2 4836 (43.91%) C#
3 3818 (34.66%) SQL
4 3335 (30.28%) Java
5 1373 (12.47%) PHP
6 908 (8.24%) T-SQL
7 802 (7.28%) C++
8 657 (5.97%) Python
9 500 (4.54%) VB.NET
10 417 (3.79%) Ruby
11 366 (3.32%) Objective-C
12 310 (2.81%) C
13 300 (2.72%) PHP5
14 265 (2.41%) PL/SQL
15 241 (2.19%) VB
16 198 (1.80%) Perl
17 134 (1.22%) Scala
18 109 (0.99%) XPath
19 95 (0.86%) Groovy
20 92 (0.84%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1319 (11.98%) Degree
2 174 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (0.64%) Security Cleared
4 69 (0.63%) PhD
5 67 (0.61%) MCSD
6 36 (0.33%) SC Cleared
7 35 (0.32%) MCTS
8 27 (0.25%) MCP
9 19 (0.17%) Sun Certification
10 18 (0.16%) MCAD
11 17 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
12 13 (0.12%) Postgraduate
13 12 (0.11%) MCSE
13 12 (0.11%) HND
14 11 (0.100%) OCP
15 9 (0.082%) MCPD
16 7 (0.064%) MCITP
16 7 (0.064%) DV Cleared
16 7 (0.064%) BC Cleared
16 7 (0.064%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 478 (4.34%) QA
2 45 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 31 (0.28%) SLA
4 17 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.11%) WCAG
6 10 (0.091%) COBIT
7 6 (0.054%) WAI
7 6 (0.054%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.036%) HL7
9 3 (0.027%) GAMP
9 3 (0.027%) EMIR
9 3 (0.027%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.018%) TickIT
11 1 (0.009%) Dublin Core
11 1 (0.009%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.009%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.009%) Section 508
System Software
1 40 (0.36%) HDFS
2 26 (0.24%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.054%) Varnish
4 6 (0.054%) Firmware
5 4 (0.036%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.027%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.027%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.027%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.027%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.018%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.018%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.018%) XenApp
7 2 (0.018%) Squid
7 2 (0.018%) Samba
8 1 (0.009%) Snort
8 1 (0.009%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.009%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 85 (0.77%) Puppet
2 82 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (0.31%) logstash
4 16 (0.15%) StatsD
5 15 (0.14%) Kibana
6 14 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
7 13 (0.12%) MOM
7 13 (0.12%) Vagrant
8 12 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 9 (0.082%) Capistrano
10 7 (0.064%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.054%) Ansible
11 6 (0.054%) Nagios
12 3 (0.027%) Plesk
13 2 (0.018%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.018%) Oozie
13 2 (0.018%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.018%) YUM
13 2 (0.018%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.018%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1799 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 1160 (10.53%) Oracle
3 388 (3.52%) Zend
4 253 (2.30%) Google
5 239 (2.17%) JBoss
6 179 (1.63%) Adobe
7 111 (1.01%) Facebook
8 110 (1.00%) Twitter
9 106 (0.96%) SAP
10 105 (0.95%) TIBCO
11 101 (0.92%) Sitecore
12 98 (0.89%) IBM
13 94 (0.85%) Sybase
14 89 (0.81%) EPiServer
15 66 (0.60%) hybris
15 66 (0.60%) Informatica
16 60 (0.54%) DevExpress
17 58 (0.53%) Tableau
18 53 (0.48%) Business Objects
18 53 (0.48%) Cognos
Guildford, Surrey
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Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Cannock, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Surbiton, Surrey
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wiltshire
techfolk Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 Per Annum Negotiable, plus benefits
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Premier IT
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus +Bens
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Warwickshire
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Medical etc
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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