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 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 55 59 54
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 5194 5153 5910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.03% 4.59% 4.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.23% 4.76% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4653 4456 5110
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 May 2016 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 May 2016. 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 +2 4883 £55,000 +4.76% 718
London +6 2295 £60,000 - 334
South East +15 964 £50,000 - 107
City of London +19 481 £62,500 +4.16% 77
Yorkshire -6 292 £45,000 - 51
North West +16 291 £47,500 +11.76% 65
East of England +1 288 £52,500 +5.00% 39
South West +10 287 £46,375 +3.05% 45
West Midlands +13 256 £47,500 +11.76% 48
Hampshire +41 233 £50,000 +11.11% 28
Surrey +17 216 £55,000 +4.76% 30
West Yorkshire -10 210 £45,000 - 32
Manchester +13 200 £48,000 +12.94% 51
Berkshire +4 178 £55,000 - 15
Leeds -3 161 £45,000 - 27
East Midlands +6 157 £45,000 +7.98% 24
Bristol +16 143 £45,000 - 17
Scotland -23 133 £45,500 +1.11% 21
Cambridgeshire +6 103 £52,500 - 16
Reading +8 95 £55,000 - 8
Warwickshire +25 90 £50,000 - 15
Wales +31 89 £40,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +52 88 £47,500 +2.70% 11
Oxfordshire -18 86 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Cambridge +7 85 £52,500 +5.00% 10
South Wales +30 82 £41,750 +4.37% 3
Warwick +22 74 £50,000 -4.76% 8
West Sussex -3 73 £53,500 +7.00% 2
Southampton +10 70 £45,000 +1.12% 11
Glasgow -25 69 £47,500 +11.76% 14

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4966 (48.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4568 (44.81%) JavaScript
3 3890 (38.16%) HTML
4 3814 (37.41%) C#
5 3706 (36.35%) .NET
6 3592 (35.23%) CSS
7 3453 (33.87%) SQL
8 3235 (31.73%) Java
9 2967 (29.10%) MVC
10 2626 (25.76%) SQL Server
11 2549 (25.00%) TDD
12 2297 (22.53%) ASP.NET
13 2276 (22.32%) jQuery
14 2126 (20.85%) Finance
15 1852 (18.17%) OO
16 1802 (17.68%) AngularJS
17 1792 (17.58%) Scrum
18 1643 (16.12%) Web Services
19 1574 (15.44%) HTML5
20 1488 (14.60%) XML
21 1449 (14.21%) Spring
22 1418 (13.91%) Git (software)
23 1402 (13.75%) Degree
24 1397 (13.70%) Microsoft
25 1368 (13.42%) Web Development
26 1337 (13.11%) Software Engineering
27 1324 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
28 1223 (12.00%) PHP
29 1146 (11.24%) MySQL
30 1109 (10.88%) Continuous Integration

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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
1 713 (6.99%) Node.js
2 448 (4.39%) Tomcat
3 388 (3.81%) Apache
4 340 (3.33%) CMS
5 321 (3.15%) JBoss
6 243 (2.38%) SharePoint
7 236 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
8 178 (1.75%) IIS
9 152 (1.49%) WebSphere
10 147 (1.44%) Umbraco
11 145 (1.42%) WordPress
12 125 (1.23%) WebLogic
13 107 (1.05%) Drupal
14 103 (1.01%) Apache Solr
15 102 (1.00%) Apache Spark
16 88 (0.86%) GlassFish
17 86 (0.84%) Mule
18 83 (0.81%) Jetty
19 80 (0.78%) nginx
20 79 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 611 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 138 (1.35%) Photoshop
3 48 (0.47%) MS Office
4 47 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
5 29 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (0.15%) Gliffy
7 15 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 13 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
10 5 (0.049%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.049%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.020%) GIMP
11 2 (0.020%) MS Project
11 2 (0.020%) SPSS
12 1 (0.010%) HipChat
12 1 (0.010%) InDesign
12 1 (0.010%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 112 (1.10%) Magento
2 87 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 82 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 43 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 37 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 27 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 26 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
8 22 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
9 21 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
10 18 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
11 17 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
12 16 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
13 15 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
14 14 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
15 13 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
15 13 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
16 10 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
16 10 (0.098%) Demantra
17 8 (0.078%) Markit EDM
17 8 (0.078%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 537 (5.27%) Amazon AWS
2 491 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 313 (3.07%) SaaS
4 167 (1.64%) GitHub
5 91 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 89 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
7 42 (0.41%) Amazon S3
8 40 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 36 (0.35%) Force.com
10 34 (0.33%) PaaS
11 25 (0.25%) Google Analytics
11 25 (0.25%) Office 365
12 22 (0.22%) IaaS
13 21 (0.21%) CloudFront
13 21 (0.21%) Heroku
14 14 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (0.11%) Bluemix
15 11 (0.11%) Trello
16 10 (0.098%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 10 (0.098%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 192 (1.88%) Internet
2 189 (1.85%) HTTP
3 77 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 45 (0.44%) Intranet
5 35 (0.34%) SMTP
6 27 (0.26%) DNS
7 24 (0.24%) SSL
8 20 (0.20%) HTTPS
9 18 (0.18%) Skype
10 17 (0.17%) Wireshark
11 15 (0.15%) ATM
11 15 (0.15%) VoIP
12 14 (0.14%) Extranet
12 14 (0.14%) LDAP
13 13 (0.13%) FTP
14 11 (0.11%) Firewall
15 9 (0.088%) SMS
16 8 (0.078%) CTI
16 8 (0.078%) DHCP
16 8 (0.078%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2626 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 1146 (11.24%) MySQL
3 762 (7.47%) NoSQL
4 692 (6.79%) Relational Database
5 604 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 466 (4.57%) MongoDB
7 460 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 452 (4.43%) Big Data
9 448 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 382 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
11 336 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 329 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
13 307 (3.01%) RDBMS
14 306 (3.00%) Oracle Database
15 258 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
16 222 (2.18%) Hadoop
17 179 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
18 158 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
19 151 (1.48%) Redis
20 126 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1418 (13.91%) Git (software)
2 640 (6.28%) Subversion
3 628 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 566 (5.55%) Jenkins
4 566 (5.55%) JUnit
4 566 (5.55%) Visual Studio
5 544 (5.34%) Maven
6 355 (3.48%) JIRA
7 338 (3.32%) Selenium
8 247 (2.42%) Cucumber
9 241 (2.36%) TeamCity
10 234 (2.30%) Grunt
11 233 (2.29%) Gradle
11 233 (2.29%) NUnit
12 217 (2.13%) Eclipse
13 178 (1.75%) Jasmine
14 173 (1.70%) Ant
15 170 (1.67%) Mockito
16 152 (1.49%) Hudson
17 145 (1.42%) gulp
General
1 2126 (20.85%) Finance
2 623 (6.11%) Banking
3 464 (4.55%) Marketing
4 431 (4.23%) Retail
5 315 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 270 (2.65%) Games
7 230 (2.26%) Advertising
8 198 (1.94%) Investment Banking
9 191 (1.87%) Front Office
10 136 (1.33%) Law
11 116 (1.14%) Back Office
11 116 (1.14%) Manufacturing
12 95 (0.93%) Electronics
13 88 (0.86%) Financial Institution
14 80 (0.78%) Publishing
15 63 (0.62%) Legal
16 46 (0.45%) Billing
17 45 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
18 38 (0.37%) Automotive
19 17 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3890 (38.16%) HTML
2 3706 (36.35%) .NET
3 3592 (35.23%) CSS
4 2297 (22.53%) ASP.NET
5 2276 (22.32%) jQuery
6 1802 (17.68%) AngularJS
7 1643 (16.12%) Web Services
8 1574 (15.44%) HTML5
9 1488 (14.60%) XML
10 1449 (14.21%) Spring
11 1324 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1090 (10.69%) CSS3
13 946 (9.28%) .NET Framework
14 927 (9.09%) RESTful
15 922 (9.04%) JSON
16 881 (8.64%) WCF
17 853 (8.37%) REST
18 798 (7.83%) Ajax
19 779 (7.64%) Hibernate
20 739 (7.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 934 (9.16%) Computer Science
2 661 (6.48%) User Experience
3 553 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
4 503 (4.93%) Mobile App
5 424 (4.16%) Mathematics
6 287 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 182 (1.79%) Fintech
8 180 (1.77%) Algorithms
9 153 (1.50%) N-Tier
10 133 (1.30%) iPad
10 133 (1.30%) Visualisation
11 130 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 122 (1.20%) Data Structures
13 110 (1.08%) Hedge funds
14 106 (1.04%) Derivative
14 106 (1.04%) Equities
15 101 (0.99%) Digital Media
16 97 (0.95%) Data Integration
17 96 (0.94%) Client/Server
18 86 (0.84%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1051 (10.31%) Linux
2 797 (7.82%) Windows
3 606 (5.94%) Apple iOS
4 548 (5.38%) Android
5 496 (4.87%) Unix
6 95 (0.93%) Windows Server
7 60 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
8 47 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 41 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 31 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 26 (0.26%) Ubuntu
13 24 (0.24%) CentOS
14 23 (0.23%) AIX
15 19 (0.19%) Debian
16 18 (0.18%) Solaris
16 18 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4966 (48.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2967 (29.10%) MVC
3 2549 (25.00%) TDD
4 1852 (18.17%) OO
5 1792 (17.58%) Scrum
6 1368 (13.42%) Web Development
7 1337 (13.11%) Software Engineering
8 1109 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
9 1062 (10.42%) E-Commerce
10 983 (9.64%) Unit Testing
11 937 (9.19%) BDD
12 922 (9.04%) Mentoring
13 867 (8.50%) Front End Development
14 775 (7.60%) SDLC
15 761 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
16 718 (7.04%) OOP
17 624 (6.12%) SOA
18 519 (5.09%) Open Source
19 500 (4.90%) Multithreading
20 462 (4.53%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4568 (44.81%) JavaScript
2 3814 (37.41%) C#
3 3453 (33.87%) SQL
4 3235 (31.73%) Java
5 1223 (12.00%) PHP
6 870 (8.53%) T-SQL
7 781 (7.66%) Python
8 728 (7.14%) C++
9 459 (4.50%) Ruby
10 433 (4.25%) VB.NET
11 388 (3.81%) Scala
12 371 (3.64%) PL/SQL
13 334 (3.28%) Objective-C
14 261 (2.56%) C
15 226 (2.22%) Apple Swift
16 171 (1.68%) Perl
17 140 (1.37%) VB
18 120 (1.18%) PowerShell
19 113 (1.11%) PHP 5
20 111 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1402 (13.75%) Degree
2 150 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (0.42%) Security Cleared
4 42 (0.41%) PhD
5 22 (0.22%) Sun Certification
6 21 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
7 20 (0.20%) SC Cleared
8 19 (0.19%) MCSD
8 19 (0.19%) MCSE
9 17 (0.17%) MCPD
10 16 (0.16%) OCP
11 15 (0.15%) MCTS
12 9 (0.088%) ISEB
12 9 (0.088%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.059%) SAS Certification
14 5 (0.049%) MBA
14 5 (0.049%) Postgraduate
14 5 (0.049%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.039%) DV Cleared
16 3 (0.029%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (4.22%) QA
2 36 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 27 (0.26%) SLA
4 19 (0.19%) SEPA
5 13 (0.13%) MiFID
6 10 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.078%) GAMP
7 8 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 7816
7 8 (0.078%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.069%) WCAG
9 4 (0.039%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.039%) WAI
10 3 (0.029%) Basel III
11 2 (0.020%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.020%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.010%) HL7
System Software
1 133 (1.30%) Docker
2 35 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.27%) HDFS
4 26 (0.26%) Varnish
5 16 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 15 (0.15%) Active Directory
7 12 (0.12%) Cygwin
8 10 (0.098%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.049%) Firmware
9 5 (0.049%) Samba
9 5 (0.049%) Squid
10 4 (0.039%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.039%) Cronacle
10 4 (0.039%) vCloud
11 3 (0.029%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.020%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.020%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.010%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.010%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 1 (0.010%) KVM
Systems Management
1 134 (1.31%) Puppet
2 53 (0.52%) Ansible
3 49 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (0.28%) logstash
5 21 (0.21%) Kibana
6 20 (0.20%) Salt
7 17 (0.17%) Grafana
8 14 (0.14%) Control-M
8 14 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (0.13%) StatsD
10 11 (0.11%) Graphite
11 10 (0.098%) Packer
12 9 (0.088%) SCCM
12 9 (0.088%) Terraform
12 9 (0.088%) Uchiwa
13 7 (0.069%) WebSphere Cast Iron
14 5 (0.049%) Ambari
14 5 (0.049%) Tivoli
15 4 (0.039%) MOM
15 4 (0.039%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 1397 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 1105 (10.84%) Oracle
3 249 (2.44%) Zend
4 217 (2.13%) Google
5 141 (1.38%) SAP
6 136 (1.33%) Twitter
7 127 (1.25%) Adobe
8 114 (1.12%) IBM
9 105 (1.03%) Apple
10 103 (1.01%) Tableau
11 94 (0.92%) Sitecore
12 84 (0.82%) Facebook
13 83 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
14 77 (0.76%) hybris
15 58 (0.57%) Xamarin
16 53 (0.52%) VMware
17 52 (0.51%) EPiServer
18 51 (0.50%) Cognos
19 48 (0.47%) Informatica
20 37 (0.36%) Telerik
Bracknell, Berkshire
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Extensive Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days hol + flexi-time, etc
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Big Bonus + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus and extensive benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newmarket, Suffolk
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bens and comp Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + car + 25 days
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £6000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life and 25 days
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bangor, Gwynedd
Oscar
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + bonus scheme and more
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health Care, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £100000 - £130000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday