Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £53,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Developer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 46 68
Rank change year-on-year -15 +22 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 145 200 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.11% 5.24% 3.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.27% 5.44% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 115 205 170
Birmingham median annual salary £53,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.58% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,200 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3,397 3,679 4,461
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 96.44% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,465 2,894 3,343
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,900
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Birmingham

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Senior Developer in Birmingham

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in Birmingham

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Senior Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 82 (56.55%) JavaScript
2 65 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (43.45%) SQL
4 61 (42.07%) C#
5 51 (35.17%) CSS
6 50 (34.48%) Finance
7 47 (32.41%) HTML
8 46 (31.72%) AngularJS
9 42 (28.97%) RESTful
10 41 (28.28%) .NET
11 40 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 38 (26.21%) Java
13 37 (25.52%) HTML5
14 36 (24.83%) Jenkins
15 30 (20.69%) JSON
16 29 (20.00%) React
17 28 (19.31%) Front End Development
17 28 (19.31%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
17 28 (19.31%) TDD
18 27 (18.62%) Maven
19 25 (17.24%) SQL Server
19 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
19 25 (17.24%) jQuery
19 25 (17.24%) Relational Database
20 24 (16.55%) DevOps
20 24 (16.55%) REST
20 24 (16.55%) Python
21 22 (15.17%) MVC
21 22 (15.17%) Web Development

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (10.34%) Anypoint
2 13 (8.97%) Mule
3 5 (3.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (3.45%) Apache
3 5 (3.45%) Apache Solr
3 5 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.38%) WildFly
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.69%) Magento
1 1 (0.69%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 40 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (13.79%) Serverless
4 5 (3.45%) npm
4 5 (3.45%) Office 365
5 4 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.38%) Azure Functions
6 2 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.38%) IaaS
6 2 (1.38%) PaaS
6 2 (1.38%) SaaS
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.69%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.69%) Fastly
7 1 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.90%) Internet
2 2 (1.38%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.24%) Relational Database
1 25 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.79%) NoSQL
3 18 (12.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (10.34%) MySQL
5 13 (8.97%) Oracle Database
6 12 (8.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (8.28%) Oracle Database 12c
7 10 (6.90%) MongoDB
8 9 (6.21%) Redis
9 8 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (4.14%) InterSystems Cache
10 6 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (2.76%) Big Data
12 4 (2.76%) RDBMS
13 3 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (2.07%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 36 (24.83%) Jenkins
2 27 (18.62%) Maven
3 16 (11.03%) webpack
4 15 (10.34%) Jasmine
5 14 (9.66%) Karma Test Runner
5 14 (9.66%) PhantomJS
6 12 (8.28%) Git (software)
7 10 (6.90%) SonarQube
8 8 (5.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (4.83%) Grunt
9 7 (4.83%) PHPUnit
10 6 (4.14%) Cucumber
10 6 (4.14%) IntelliJ
10 6 (4.14%) JIRA
10 6 (4.14%) Selenium
11 5 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (3.45%) Bower
11 5 (3.45%) Mockito
11 5 (3.45%) TeamCity
11 5 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (34.48%) Finance
2 8 (5.52%) Marketing
3 5 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.45%) Publishing
3 5 (3.45%) Retail
4 3 (2.07%) Games
5 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (35.17%) CSS
2 47 (32.41%) HTML
3 46 (31.72%) AngularJS
4 42 (28.97%) RESTful
5 41 (28.28%) .NET
6 37 (25.52%) HTML5
7 30 (20.69%) JSON
8 29 (20.00%) React
9 25 (17.24%) jQuery
10 24 (16.55%) REST
11 21 (14.48%) ASP.NET
11 21 (14.48%) Entity Framework
11 21 (14.48%) KnockoutJS
11 21 (14.48%) Node.js
12 19 (13.10%) CSS3
13 17 (11.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (10.34%) LINQ
15 14 (9.66%) Web Services
16 13 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (8.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.17%) User Experience
2 8 (5.52%) Algorithms
2 8 (5.52%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.14%) Social Media
4 5 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.45%) Replication
4 5 (3.45%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.38%) Fintech
7 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.45%) Windows
2 2 (1.38%) Linux
2 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (19.31%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (19.31%) Front End Development
2 28 (19.31%) TDD
3 24 (16.55%) DevOps
4 22 (15.17%) MVC
4 22 (15.17%) Web Development
5 20 (13.79%) Software Engineering
6 15 (10.34%) Microservices
7 14 (9.66%) Mentoring
8 13 (8.97%) Data Modelling
8 13 (8.97%) Workflow
9 12 (8.28%) Scrum
9 12 (8.28%) Unit Testing
10 11 (7.59%) Software Architecture
10 11 (7.59%) Test Automation
11 10 (6.90%) Machine Learning
12 9 (6.21%) Artificial Intelligence
12 9 (6.21%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (6.21%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 82 (56.55%) JavaScript
2 63 (43.45%) SQL
3 61 (42.07%) C#
4 38 (26.21%) Java
5 24 (16.55%) Python
6 20 (13.79%) Perl
7 19 (13.10%) PHP
8 13 (8.97%) PL/SQL
9 10 (6.90%) Java 8
10 7 (4.83%) Groovy
11 5 (3.45%) R
12 3 (2.07%) Scala
12 3 (2.07%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.38%) Go
13 2 (1.38%) PHP 7
13 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.38%) Ruby
13 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.69%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (8.28%) Degree
2 1 (0.69%) ISEB
2 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 16 (11.03%) Docker
2 5 (3.45%) Varnish
3 2 (1.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (11.72%) Puppet
2 12 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (6.90%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.38%) Terraform
6 1 (0.69%) Ansible
6 1 (0.69%) Mesos
6 1 (0.69%) rkt
Vendors
1 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.41%) Oracle
3 7 (4.83%) Xamarin
4 5 (3.45%) Adobe
4 5 (3.45%) hybris
5 3 (2.07%) Google
5 3 (2.07%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.38%) UiPath
7 1 (0.69%) Apple
7 1 (0.69%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.69%) IBM
7 1 (0.69%) Tableau
7 1 (0.69%) Zend