Period
to 12 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,305 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 40 54
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4,420 5,899 6,741
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.01% 5.63% 4.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.46% 5.91% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3,826 5,105 5,864
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,305 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.51% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 68,423 99,792 132,528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.05% 95.30% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 54,744 81,649 107,901
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +2 1,963 £75,000 - 444
South East +2 809 £60,000 +4.35% 128
North of England -5 625 £52,500 - 179
South West +28 470 £50,500 +1.00% 66
Midlands -1 373 £50,000 -0.99% 93
North West -11 337 £52,750 +0.48% 111
Yorkshire -2 228 £50,000 - 49
West Midlands +9 222 £50,000 -2.91% 55
East Midlands -6 150 £50,000 - 38
East of England 0 117 £58,750 +6.82% 38
North East +38 60 £50,000 +17.65% 19
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 2,072 (46.88%) JavaScript
2 1,831 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
3 1,542 (34.89%) C#
4 1,510 (34.16%) .NET
5 1,283 (29.03%) SQL
6 1,232 (27.87%) CSS
7 1,225 (27.71%) HTML
8 1,092 (24.71%) Azure
9 1,014 (22.94%) Java
10 976 (22.08%) React
11 881 (19.93%) AWS
12 874 (19.77%) DevOps
13 848 (19.19%) Microservices
14 844 (19.10%) TDD
15 837 (18.94%) AngularJS
16 802 (18.14%) Docker
17 753 (17.04%) .NET Core
18 752 (17.01%) SQL Server
19 738 (16.70%) Finance
20 736 (16.65%) MVC
21 700 (15.84%) Git (software)
22 632 (14.30%) Node.js
23 602 (13.62%) Front End Development
24 584 (13.21%) TypeScript
25 571 (12.92%) ASP.NET
26 564 (12.76%) Software Engineering
27 546 (12.35%) Mentoring
28 535 (12.10%) Python
29 512 (11.58%) Kubernetes
30 507 (11.47%) PHP

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
1 173 (3.91%) CMS
2 113 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
3 102 (2.31%) WordPress
4 101 (2.29%) SharePoint
5 74 (1.67%) Confluence
6 60 (1.36%) IIS
7 53 (1.20%) EPiServer
8 44 (1.00%) Umbraco
9 43 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
10 40 (0.90%) Apache
11 33 (0.75%) Kentico
12 28 (0.63%) Apache Spark
12 28 (0.63%) NServiceBus
13 26 (0.59%) Drupal
14 24 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (0.45%) Tomcat
16 16 (0.36%) Apache Solr
17 13 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
18 12 (0.27%) Headless CMS
18 12 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 33 (0.75%) Photoshop
2 16 (0.36%) Sketch
3 15 (0.34%) Figma
4 13 (0.29%) Zeplin
5 10 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.23%) Adobe XD
6 9 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
9 5 (0.11%) UXPin
10 4 (0.090%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.090%) Microsoft Excel
11 2 (0.045%) InVision
12 1 (0.023%) Maya
12 1 (0.023%) Microsoft Office
12 1 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 93 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.68%) Magento
2 30 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
3 18 (0.41%) nopCommerce
4 8 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.11%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.090%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.090%) FINCAD Analytics
8 3 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.068%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 3 (0.068%) Shopify
9 2 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.045%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.023%) Findur
10 1 (0.023%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.023%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.023%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.023%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.023%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,092 (24.71%) Azure
2 881 (19.93%) AWS
3 299 (6.76%) SaaS
4 213 (4.82%) Serverless
5 160 (3.62%) GCP
6 101 (2.29%) PaaS
7 96 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
8 81 (1.83%) GitHub
9 74 (1.67%) Power Platform
10 70 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 67 (1.52%) Amazon S3
12 66 (1.49%) Azure Functions
13 60 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
14 43 (0.97%) npm
15 34 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
16 32 (0.72%) Firebase
17 29 (0.66%) Amazon ECS
18 27 (0.61%) Asana
19 26 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
20 24 (0.54%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 87 (1.97%) HTTP
2 39 (0.88%) Internet
3 30 (0.68%) Skype
4 22 (0.50%) SSL
5 20 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 17 (0.38%) Broadband
7 8 (0.18%) FTP
7 8 (0.18%) Intranet
8 6 (0.14%) Firewall
8 6 (0.14%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.090%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.090%) WEP
11 3 (0.068%) SMTP
11 3 (0.068%) SSH
11 3 (0.068%) VPN
12 2 (0.045%) DHCP
12 2 (0.045%) DNS
12 2 (0.045%) LAN
12 2 (0.045%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 752 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 447 (10.11%) MySQL
3 289 (6.54%) NoSQL
4 265 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
5 243 (5.50%) MongoDB
6 163 (3.69%) Relational Database
7 94 (2.13%) Redis
8 93 (2.10%) Big Data
9 78 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 77 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 71 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
12 60 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
13 57 (1.29%) Power BI
14 41 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 40 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 39 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
17 37 (0.84%) Hadoop
18 31 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
18 31 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
19 29 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 700 (15.84%) Git (software)
2 232 (5.25%) Jenkins
3 158 (3.57%) JIRA
4 135 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 122 (2.76%) Maven
6 114 (2.58%) webpack
7 97 (2.19%) JUnit
8 94 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
9 93 (2.10%) Visual Studio
10 65 (1.47%) gulp
11 64 (1.45%) Grunt
12 63 (1.43%) Gradle
13 59 (1.33%) Selenium
13 59 (1.33%) TeamCity
14 58 (1.31%) Bitbucket
15 50 (1.13%) NUnit
16 47 (1.06%) Mockito
17 45 (1.02%) Cypress.io
18 38 (0.86%) SonarQube
19 33 (0.75%) Mocha
General
1 738 (16.70%) Finance
2 231 (5.23%) Marketing
3 165 (3.73%) Public Sector
4 150 (3.39%) Banking
5 147 (3.33%) Games
6 129 (2.92%) Retail
7 114 (2.58%) Manufacturing
8 103 (2.33%) Telecoms
9 88 (1.99%) Electronics
10 81 (1.83%) Front Office
11 41 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 37 (0.84%) Automotive
13 36 (0.81%) Advertising
14 35 (0.79%) Legal
15 33 (0.75%) Law
16 29 (0.66%) Financial Institution
17 26 (0.59%) Publishing
18 19 (0.43%) Back Office
19 18 (0.41%) Local Government
20 15 (0.34%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,510 (34.16%) .NET
2 1,232 (27.87%) CSS
3 1,225 (27.71%) HTML
4 976 (22.08%) React
5 837 (18.94%) AngularJS
6 753 (17.04%) .NET Core
7 632 (14.30%) Node.js
8 571 (12.92%) ASP.NET
9 485 (10.97%) Web Services
10 473 (10.70%) REST
11 463 (10.48%) RESTful
12 438 (9.91%) Spring
13 398 (9.00%) .NET Framework
14 393 (8.89%) Vue.js
15 376 (8.51%) HTML5
16 370 (8.37%) jQuery
17 339 (7.67%) ASP.NET Web API
18 286 (6.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 277 (6.27%) Laravel
20 262 (5.93%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 373 (8.44%) User Experience
2 329 (7.44%) Greenfield Project
3 255 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 200 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
6 75 (1.70%) Algorithms
7 74 (1.67%) N-Tier
8 70 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 65 (1.47%) Derivative
10 61 (1.38%) NHS
11 59 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 54 (1.22%) Equities
13 50 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 49 (1.11%) Reinsurance
15 47 (1.06%) Data Structures
16 46 (1.04%) Blog
17 39 (0.88%) Fixed Income
17 39 (0.88%) Hedge funds
18 38 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
19 31 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 305 (6.90%) Linux
2 175 (3.96%) Android
3 144 (3.26%) Apple iOS
4 130 (2.94%) Windows
5 69 (1.56%) Unix
6 45 (1.02%) Windows Server
7 33 (0.75%) Ubuntu
8 15 (0.34%) CentOS
9 10 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.11%) Debian
12 3 (0.068%) VMS
13 2 (0.045%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.045%) watchOS
14 1 (0.023%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,831 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
2 874 (19.77%) DevOps
3 848 (19.19%) Microservices
4 844 (19.10%) TDD
5 736 (16.65%) MVC
6 602 (13.62%) Front End Development
7 564 (12.76%) Software Engineering
8 546 (12.35%) Mentoring
9 468 (10.59%) Scrum
10 403 (9.12%) Fintech
10 403 (9.12%) Test Automation
11 378 (8.55%) OO
12 373 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
13 359 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
14 322 (7.29%) Unit Testing
15 307 (6.95%) Web Development
16 301 (6.81%) OOP
17 281 (6.36%) SOLID
18 280 (6.33%) BDD
19 271 (6.13%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 2,072 (46.88%) JavaScript
2 1,542 (34.89%) C#
3 1,283 (29.03%) SQL
4 1,014 (22.94%) Java
5 584 (13.21%) TypeScript
6 535 (12.10%) Python
7 507 (11.47%) PHP
8 267 (6.04%) T-SQL
9 156 (3.53%) ES6
10 149 (3.37%) C++
11 133 (3.01%) Go
11 133 (3.01%) Java 8
12 132 (2.99%) Ruby
13 125 (2.83%) Kotlin
14 94 (2.13%) PowerShell
15 78 (1.76%) Scala
16 58 (1.31%) C
17 56 (1.27%) Apple Swift
18 46 (1.04%) Bash Shell
19 42 (0.95%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 411 (9.30%) Degree
2 140 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 77 (1.74%) Security Cleared
4 65 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 57 (1.29%) Master's Degree
6 18 (0.41%) PhD
7 15 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.20%) HNC
9 7 (0.16%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.045%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.045%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.045%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.023%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.023%) ISEB
11 1 (0.023%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.023%) MBA
11 1 (0.023%) MCP
11 1 (0.023%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.023%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (4.14%) QA
2 18 (0.41%) WAI
3 12 (0.27%) GRC
4 11 (0.25%) WCAG
5 7 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.11%) MiFID
7 4 (0.090%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.090%) EMIR
7 4 (0.090%) GDPR
7 4 (0.090%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.068%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.045%) PMO
10 1 (0.023%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.023%) SLA
System Software
1 802 (18.14%) Docker
2 11 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.045%) HDFS
5 2 (0.045%) KVM
6 1 (0.023%) Samba
6 1 (0.023%) Squid
Systems Management
1 512 (11.58%) Kubernetes
2 172 (3.89%) Terraform
3 76 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (0.95%) Ansible
5 23 (0.52%) Puppet
6 13 (0.29%) Prometheus
7 12 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (0.25%) Grafana
9 9 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.18%) FlexNet
11 5 (0.11%) Kibana
12 4 (0.090%) Marathon
12 4 (0.090%) Mesos
12 4 (0.090%) MIIS
12 4 (0.090%) Rancher
13 2 (0.045%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.045%) Packer
13 2 (0.045%) vCenter Server
14 1 (0.023%) Galera Cluster
14 1 (0.023%) Istio
Vendors
1 419 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 164 (3.71%) Oracle
3 142 (3.21%) Google
4 103 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 94 (2.13%) SAP
6 69 (1.56%) Nintex
7 63 (1.43%) Zend
8 56 (1.27%) Adobe
9 49 (1.11%) Sitecore
10 47 (1.06%) Xamarin
11 41 (0.93%) Apple
12 23 (0.52%) Telerik
13 21 (0.48%) Facebook
14 15 (0.34%) DoubleClick
14 15 (0.34%) Twitter
15 13 (0.29%) IBM
15 13 (0.29%) Red Hat
15 13 (0.29%) Spotify
16 12 (0.27%) Cloudera
16 12 (0.27%) WooCommerce