Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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

Senior Developer
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 43 52
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 5,864 2,565 6,447
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.45% 5.71% 4.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.97% 6.02% 5.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4,314 2,287 5,685
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
75th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 98,184 42,590 124,558
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.29% 94.74% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 69,325 35,692 101,241
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,854 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,500 £55,000 £51,644
Median % change year-on-year +0.91% +6.50% +3.29%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in England.

Salary trend for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 3,230 £80,000 +10.34% 480
South East -11 948 £60,000 - 126
North of England -34 656 £57,500 +9.52% 182
South West +9 427 £52,500 +1.76% 59
Midlands -20 409 £55,000 +10.00% 113
North West -37 359 £57,500 +4.55% 114
West Midlands -10 285 £60,000 +20.00% 70
Yorkshire -32 226 £55,000 +19.57% 52
East of England -43 115 £60,000 - 55
East Midlands -47 110 £50,000 -9.09% 42
North East 0 71 £52,500 +5.00% 16
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 England region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 2,706 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 2,641 (45.04%) Agile Software Development
3 1,940 (33.08%) React
4 1,760 (30.01%) C#
5 1,744 (29.74%) .NET
6 1,490 (25.41%) HTML
7 1,488 (25.38%) SQL
8 1,436 (24.49%) Azure
9 1,419 (24.20%) Java
10 1,380 (23.53%) CSS
11 1,206 (20.57%) AWS
12 1,195 (20.38%) Git (software)
13 1,187 (20.24%) AngularJS
14 1,167 (19.90%) Microservices
15 1,125 (19.18%) TDD
16 1,112 (18.96%) Docker
17 1,059 (18.06%) Full Stack Development
18 1,057 (18.03%) Social Skills
19 1,055 (17.99%) Finance
20 1,030 (17.56%) TypeScript
21 964 (16.44%) Software Engineering
22 925 (15.77%) DevOps
23 909 (15.50%) Node.js
24 895 (15.26%) Mentoring
25 874 (14.90%) Python
26 863 (14.72%) SQL Server
27 841 (14.34%) .NET Core
28 835 (14.24%) REST
29 776 (13.23%) Kubernetes
30 775 (13.22%) Front End Development

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 220 (3.75%) CMS
2 194 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
3 165 (2.81%) WordPress
4 108 (1.84%) Confluence
5 54 (0.92%) IIS
6 49 (0.84%) Apache
6 49 (0.84%) Apache Spark
7 48 (0.82%) EPiServer
8 43 (0.73%) Drupal
9 36 (0.61%) Headless CMS
10 34 (0.58%) Apache Solr
11 31 (0.53%) Umbraco
12 30 (0.51%) SharePoint
13 25 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
14 21 (0.36%) Kentico
15 17 (0.29%) NServiceBus
16 16 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
17 15 (0.26%) IBM Domino
17 15 (0.26%) nginx
18 14 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 51 (0.87%) Figma
2 37 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (0.55%) Sketch
4 25 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.29%) Adobe XD
6 14 (0.24%) InVision
7 9 (0.15%) GIMP
8 8 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.10%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.10%) UXPin
10 4 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.034%) Blender
11 2 (0.034%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 2 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.017%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.017%) InDesign
12 1 (0.017%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.017%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 50 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
2 29 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (0.46%) Magento
4 18 (0.31%) MetaTrader
5 16 (0.27%) Shopify
6 13 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.068%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.051%) Carpe Diem
9 3 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.051%) Elite 3E
9 3 (0.051%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.034%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 2 (0.034%) Loan IQ
10 2 (0.034%) nopCommerce
10 2 (0.034%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.034%) SAP IBP
10 2 (0.034%) Summit
11 1 (0.017%) BASE24
11 1 (0.017%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1,436 (24.49%) Azure
2 1,206 (20.57%) AWS
3 424 (7.23%) GCP
4 394 (6.72%) SaaS
5 368 (6.28%) Serverless
6 261 (4.45%) GitHub
7 171 (2.92%) AWS Lambda
8 142 (2.42%) npm
9 140 (2.39%) Amazon S3
9 140 (2.39%) Power Platform
10 99 (1.69%) Azure Functions
11 96 (1.64%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 85 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
13 74 (1.26%) Azure Service Bus
14 71 (1.21%) Firebase
15 57 (0.97%) Azure Service Fabric
16 55 (0.94%) Azure Event Grid
17 46 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
18 45 (0.77%) CloudFront
19 43 (0.73%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 168 (2.86%) Broadband
2 114 (1.94%) HTTP
3 71 (1.21%) Internet
4 45 (0.77%) SSL
5 27 (0.46%) Bluetooth
6 25 (0.43%) DNS
6 25 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 19 (0.32%) AMQP
8 12 (0.20%) DVB
8 12 (0.20%) MQTT
9 11 (0.19%) FTP
9 11 (0.19%) Modbus
10 7 (0.12%) SMTP
11 6 (0.10%) SMS
11 6 (0.10%) SWIFTNet
11 6 (0.10%) VPN
12 4 (0.068%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.068%) RIP
13 3 (0.051%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.034%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 863 (14.72%) SQL Server
2 524 (8.94%) MySQL
3 473 (8.07%) NoSQL
4 329 (5.61%) MongoDB
5 302 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
6 294 (5.01%) Relational Database
7 194 (3.31%) Big Data
8 166 (2.83%) Redis
9 116 (1.98%) Power BI
10 104 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 96 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 83 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 81 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 71 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
15 60 (1.02%) RDBMS
16 59 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
17 56 (0.95%) GIS
18 55 (0.94%) Oracle Database
19 53 (0.90%) Hadoop
20 52 (0.89%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1,195 (20.38%) Git (software)
2 453 (7.73%) Jenkins
3 293 (5.00%) JIRA
4 220 (3.75%) webpack
5 185 (3.15%) Maven
6 169 (2.88%) JUnit
7 162 (2.76%) Bitbucket
8 151 (2.58%) Visual Studio
9 121 (2.06%) TeamCity
10 120 (2.05%) Selenium
11 112 (1.91%) GitLab
12 85 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
13 83 (1.42%) Mockito
14 81 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 73 (1.24%) Cypress.io
16 71 (1.21%) Mercurial
17 66 (1.13%) CircleCI
18 62 (1.06%) Gradle
19 55 (0.94%) gulp
20 52 (0.89%) git-flow
General
1 1,057 (18.03%) Social Skills
2 1,055 (17.99%) Finance
3 263 (4.48%) Marketing
4 257 (4.38%) Banking
5 225 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
6 223 (3.80%) Retail
7 220 (3.75%) Games
8 119 (2.03%) Organisational Skills
9 110 (1.88%) Public Sector
10 98 (1.67%) Front Office
11 93 (1.59%) Investment Banking
12 88 (1.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 74 (1.26%) Manufacturing
14 68 (1.16%) Financial Institution
15 62 (1.06%) Advertising
16 61 (1.04%) Law
17 60 (1.02%) Legal
18 55 (0.94%) Electronics
19 54 (0.92%) Automotive
20 53 (0.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,940 (33.08%) React
2 1,744 (29.74%) .NET
3 1,490 (25.41%) HTML
4 1,380 (23.53%) CSS
5 1,187 (20.24%) AngularJS
6 909 (15.50%) Node.js
7 841 (14.34%) .NET Core
8 835 (14.24%) REST
9 672 (11.46%) Spring
10 613 (10.45%) RESTful
11 581 (9.91%) HTML5
12 574 (9.79%) Vue.js
13 511 (8.71%) Web Services
14 493 (8.41%) ASP.NET
15 421 (7.18%) Sass
16 385 (6.57%) .NET Framework
17 383 (6.53%) Redux
18 356 (6.07%) Spring Boot
19 333 (5.68%) GraphQL
20 324 (5.53%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 679 (11.58%) User Experience
2 510 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
3 367 (6.26%) Mobile App
4 202 (3.44%) Social Media
5 125 (2.13%) Derivative
6 116 (1.98%) Algorithms
7 106 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 101 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
9 82 (1.40%) Data Structures
10 75 (1.28%) Cloud Native
11 74 (1.26%) Video\Live Streaming
12 73 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 68 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
14 66 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 65 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
15 65 (1.11%) Over-the-Top Content
16 64 (1.09%) Equities
17 59 (1.01%) Video on Demand
18 54 (0.92%) Blog
19 53 (0.90%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 456 (7.78%) Linux
2 255 (4.35%) Android
3 250 (4.26%) Windows
4 240 (4.09%) Apple iOS
5 102 (1.74%) Unix
6 20 (0.34%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
8 15 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.15%) Mesosphere
10 7 (0.12%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.12%) VMS
11 6 (0.10%) CentOS
11 6 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.068%) watchOS
13 2 (0.034%) AIX
13 2 (0.034%) Fedora
14 1 (0.017%) HPUX
14 1 (0.017%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.017%) Solaris
14 1 (0.017%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,641 (45.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1,167 (19.90%) Microservices
3 1,125 (19.18%) TDD
4 1,059 (18.06%) Full Stack Development
5 964 (16.44%) Software Engineering
6 925 (15.77%) DevOps
7 895 (15.26%) Mentoring
8 775 (13.22%) Front End Development
9 759 (12.94%) Scrum
10 733 (12.50%) MVC
11 523 (8.92%) Fintech
12 521 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
13 500 (8.53%) Unit Testing
14 499 (8.51%) Web Development
15 497 (8.48%) OO
16 493 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
17 481 (8.20%) Test Automation
18 463 (7.90%) SDLC
19 359 (6.12%) BDD
20 339 (5.78%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 2,706 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 1,760 (30.01%) C#
3 1,488 (25.38%) SQL
4 1,419 (24.20%) Java
5 1,030 (17.56%) TypeScript
6 874 (14.90%) Python
7 501 (8.54%) PHP
8 221 (3.77%) ES6
8 221 (3.77%) T-SQL
9 198 (3.38%) Java 8
10 192 (3.27%) Kotlin
11 177 (3.02%) C++
12 150 (2.56%) Go
13 136 (2.32%) Ruby
14 103 (1.76%) Java 11
15 101 (1.72%) C
16 96 (1.64%) Apple Swift
17 87 (1.48%) PowerShell
18 74 (1.26%) Scala
19 68 (1.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 409 (6.97%) Degree
2 160 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 143 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 124 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 48 (0.82%) Master's Degree
6 26 (0.44%) AWS Certification
6 26 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
7 18 (0.31%) PhD
8 13 (0.22%) SANS
9 8 (0.14%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.10%) MBA
11 5 (0.085%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.068%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.034%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.034%) MCSD
13 2 (0.034%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.017%) CEH
14 1 (0.017%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.017%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (3.85%) QA
2 133 (2.27%) Accessibility
3 42 (0.72%) GDPR
4 32 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 28 (0.48%) WCAG
6 13 (0.22%) PMO
7 9 (0.15%) GRC
8 6 (0.10%) ISO 15022
8 6 (0.10%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.034%) PSD2
10 1 (0.017%) HL7
10 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.017%) SLA
System Software
1 1,112 (18.96%) Docker
2 13 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.068%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.068%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.017%) Varnish
5 1 (0.017%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 776 (13.23%) Kubernetes
2 237 (4.04%) Terraform
3 59 (1.01%) Ansible
4 56 (0.95%) Grafana
5 47 (0.80%) Prometheus
6 24 (0.41%) Bugsnag
7 20 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (0.26%) Graphite
8 15 (0.26%) Graylog
8 15 (0.26%) Kibana
8 15 (0.26%) Opsgenie
8 15 (0.26%) Puppet
9 11 (0.19%) Consul
10 9 (0.15%) Automic
10 9 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.068%) Istio
12 2 (0.034%) Control-M
12 2 (0.034%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.034%) FlexNet
12 2 (0.034%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 633 (10.79%) Microsoft
2 270 (4.60%) Google
3 256 (4.37%) Oracle
4 78 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
4 78 (1.33%) SAP
5 63 (1.07%) Apple
6 61 (1.04%) Zend
7 60 (1.02%) Xamarin
8 52 (0.89%) ServiceNow
9 41 (0.70%) Splunk
10 39 (0.67%) Adobe
11 36 (0.61%) Atlassian
12 32 (0.55%) Sitecore
13 26 (0.44%) Spotify
13 26 (0.44%) TIBCO
14 24 (0.41%) Samsung
14 24 (0.41%) Solace
15 20 (0.34%) Sony
16 18 (0.31%) MuleSoft
17 17 (0.29%) IBM