Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 41 81
Rank change year-on-year -31 +40 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 144 226 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.72% 5.78% 3.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.84% 5.99% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 122 224 128
Birmingham median annual salary £51,250 £47,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.89% +15.15% -2.94%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £57,500 £64,125
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -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 3,750 3,772 4,589
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.80% 96.45% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,736 3,116 3,405
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,500 £24,349
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £68,350
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 76 (52.78%) SQL
2 75 (52.08%) JavaScript
3 66 (45.83%) C#
4 65 (45.14%) HTML
5 62 (43.06%) CSS
6 54 (37.50%) AngularJS
7 52 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (31.25%) RESTful
9 43 (29.86%) HTML5
10 40 (27.78%) Finance
11 37 (25.69%) Java
11 37 (25.69%) .NET
11 37 (25.69%) JSON
12 36 (25.00%) REST
13 34 (23.61%) Relational Database
13 34 (23.61%) MVC
14 29 (20.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 29 (20.14%) Entity Framework
15 26 (18.06%) KnockoutJS
15 26 (18.06%) webpack
15 26 (18.06%) TDD
15 26 (18.06%) SQL Server
16 25 (17.36%) jQuery
16 25 (17.36%) Jasmine
17 24 (16.67%) PhantomJS
17 24 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
17 24 (16.67%) LINQ
18 23 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
19 22 (15.28%) Web Services
19 22 (15.28%) Git (software)

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 10 (6.94%) Apache
2 6 (4.17%) Apache Solr
3 5 (3.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.78%) JBoss
5 3 (2.08%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.08%) WordPress
6 2 (1.39%) CMS
6 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.39%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.69%) Maya
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.08%) Magento
1 3 (2.08%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.69%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (7.64%) SaaS
4 9 (6.25%) Force.com
5 4 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.78%) PaaS
6 3 (2.08%) Serverless
7 2 (1.39%) Fastly
7 2 (1.39%) MailChimp
7 2 (1.39%) Office 365
7 2 (1.39%) Stackdriver
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.69%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.69%) npm
8 1 (0.69%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) DNS
1 2 (1.39%) Internet
2 1 (0.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.61%) Relational Database
2 29 (20.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 26 (18.06%) SQL Server
4 14 (9.72%) MySQL
5 13 (9.03%) Big Data
6 10 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (6.25%) NoSQL
8 7 (4.86%) Oracle Database
8 7 (4.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (4.86%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (3.47%) MongoDB
9 5 (3.47%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.78%) Power BI
10 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.39%) BigQuery
11 2 (1.39%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (18.06%) webpack
2 25 (17.36%) Jasmine
3 24 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
3 24 (16.67%) PhantomJS
4 22 (15.28%) Git (software)
5 15 (10.42%) Jenkins
6 14 (9.72%) Subversion
7 13 (9.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (8.33%) JIRA
9 9 (6.25%) Maven
10 8 (5.56%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (3.47%) Grunt
11 5 (3.47%) SonarQube
11 5 (3.47%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.78%) JUnit
12 4 (2.78%) PHPUnit
13 3 (2.08%) Bitbucket
13 3 (2.08%) Selenium
13 3 (2.08%) TestNG
General
1 40 (27.78%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Marketing
3 9 (6.25%) Retail
4 8 (5.56%) Legal
5 5 (3.47%) Advertising
5 5 (3.47%) Banking
5 5 (3.47%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.47%) Publishing
6 2 (1.39%) Games
6 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Automotive
7 1 (0.69%) Law
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (45.14%) HTML
2 62 (43.06%) CSS
3 54 (37.50%) AngularJS
4 45 (31.25%) RESTful
5 43 (29.86%) HTML5
6 37 (25.69%) .NET
6 37 (25.69%) JSON
7 36 (25.00%) REST
8 29 (20.14%) Entity Framework
9 26 (18.06%) KnockoutJS
10 25 (17.36%) jQuery
11 24 (16.67%) LINQ
12 22 (15.28%) Web Services
13 19 (13.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 18 (12.50%) Spring
14 18 (12.50%) XML
15 17 (11.81%) ASP.NET
16 16 (11.11%) CSS3
17 14 (9.72%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (9.72%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.25%) Social Media
3 8 (5.56%) Fintech
4 6 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.47%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.47%) Replication
5 5 (3.47%) Taxonomies
6 4 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.78%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.39%) NHS
8 2 (1.39%) User Experience
9 1 (0.69%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.08%) Windows
2 2 (1.39%) Linux
2 2 (1.39%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.69%) Android
3 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (23.61%) MVC
3 26 (18.06%) TDD
4 21 (14.58%) Software Engineering
5 18 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 17 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (10.42%) Web Development
8 14 (9.72%) Scrum
9 13 (9.03%) ETL
10 12 (8.33%) DevOps
10 12 (8.33%) Workflow
11 11 (7.64%) OO
11 11 (7.64%) SOLID
12 10 (6.94%) Analytics
12 10 (6.94%) Artificial Intelligence
12 10 (6.94%) E-Commerce
12 10 (6.94%) Microservices
12 10 (6.94%) Test Automation
12 10 (6.94%) Unit Testing
13 9 (6.25%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 76 (52.78%) SQL
2 75 (52.08%) JavaScript
3 66 (45.83%) C#
4 37 (25.69%) Java
5 20 (13.89%) Java 8
6 19 (13.19%) PHP
7 10 (6.94%) Apex Code
7 10 (6.94%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.86%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.17%) Python
9 6 (4.17%) Scala
10 3 (2.08%) Go
10 3 (2.08%) PHP 7
10 3 (2.08%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.08%) X++
10 3 (2.08%) XPath
11 2 (1.39%) C
11 2 (1.39%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.69%) Groovy
12 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (5.56%) Degree
2 3 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.69%) ISEB
3 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.69%) MCSE
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) GCP
1 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) Docker
2 5 (3.47%) Varnish
3 2 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (2.78%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.08%) Terraform
4 2 (1.39%) Ambari
4 2 (1.39%) cPanel
4 2 (1.39%) logstash
5 1 (0.69%) Ansible
5 1 (0.69%) Mesos
5 1 (0.69%) rkt
Vendors
1 12 (8.33%) Oracle
2 10 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.94%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (3.47%) Adobe
3 5 (3.47%) hybris
4 4 (2.78%) Google
4 4 (2.78%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.08%) Zend
6 1 (0.69%) Apple
6 1 (0.69%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.69%) IBM
6 1 (0.69%) Tableau
6 1 (0.69%) UiPath