Period
to 14 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 June 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 44 59
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 5,116 4,115 6,337
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.72% 5.35% 4.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.23% 5.62% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4,110 3,535 5,505
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £88,750
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%

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 82,177 73,159 127,607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.88% 95.07% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 60,645 59,965 103,456
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 14 June 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 14 June 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 +3 2,465 £75,000 - 435
South East +2 885 £60,000 +4.35% 132
North of England -16 665 £52,500 +5.00% 235
South West +16 525 £50,000 -4.76% 80
Midlands -1 402 £50,000 -4.76% 106
North West -15 362 £55,000 +4.76% 137
West Midlands +13 256 £50,000 -4.76% 71
Yorkshire -19 244 £50,000 - 70
East Midlands -18 144 £50,000 -2.44% 34
East of England -25 110 £55,000 - 52
North East +16 59 £56,000 +31.76% 28
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 June 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 2,472 (48.32%) JavaScript
2 2,195 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
3 1,703 (33.29%) C#
4 1,666 (32.56%) .NET
5 1,432 (27.99%) SQL
6 1,416 (27.68%) HTML
7 1,395 (27.27%) CSS
8 1,281 (25.04%) React
9 1,276 (24.94%) Azure
10 1,119 (21.87%) Java
11 1,043 (20.39%) AngularJS
12 1,018 (19.90%) Docker
13 1,005 (19.64%) AWS
14 981 (19.18%) Microservices
15 978 (19.12%) Git (software)
16 958 (18.73%) TDD
17 929 (18.16%) DevOps
18 850 (16.61%) Finance
19 847 (16.56%) Social Skills
20 832 (16.26%) TypeScript
21 824 (16.11%) .NET Core
22 809 (15.81%) SQL Server
23 783 (15.30%) MVC
24 750 (14.66%) Software Engineering
25 747 (14.60%) Node.js
26 729 (14.25%) Front End Development
27 722 (14.11%) Mentoring
28 696 (13.60%) Kubernetes
29 651 (12.72%) REST
30 597 (11.67%) 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
1 206 (4.03%) CMS
2 142 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
3 127 (2.48%) WordPress
4 107 (2.09%) Confluence
5 68 (1.33%) EPiServer
6 65 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 63 (1.23%) IIS
8 53 (1.04%) Umbraco
9 51 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
10 38 (0.74%) Apache
11 34 (0.66%) Apache Spark
11 34 (0.66%) Kentico
12 30 (0.59%) Drupal
13 24 (0.47%) Apache Solr
13 24 (0.47%) Headless CMS
14 21 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (0.39%) NServiceBus
16 16 (0.31%) Tomcat
17 14 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
18 11 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 42 (0.82%) Photoshop
2 32 (0.63%) Sketch
3 22 (0.43%) Figma
4 13 (0.25%) Adobe XD
5 12 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.22%) InVision
7 9 (0.18%) UXPin
8 8 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
9 6 (0.12%) GIMP
9 6 (0.12%) Zeplin
10 5 (0.098%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.098%) Microsoft Excel
11 4 (0.078%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.039%) MS Visio
12 2 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.020%) Blender
Business Applications
1 66 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
3 42 (0.82%) Magento
4 15 (0.29%) nopCommerce
5 13 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
6 12 (0.23%) Shopify
7 10 (0.20%) MetaTrader
8 7 (0.14%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.078%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 3 (0.059%) Carpe Diem
10 3 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.059%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.059%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.039%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.039%) Summit
12 1 (0.020%) Infor M3
12 1 (0.020%) Oracle EBS R12
12 1 (0.020%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,276 (24.94%) Azure
2 1,005 (19.64%) AWS
3 343 (6.70%) SaaS
4 278 (5.43%) Serverless
5 230 (4.50%) GCP
6 147 (2.87%) GitHub
7 110 (2.15%) Power Platform
8 99 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
8 99 (1.94%) Azure Service Bus
9 93 (1.82%) Azure Functions
10 92 (1.80%) Amazon S3
11 90 (1.76%) Azure Service Fabric
12 78 (1.52%) Azure App Service
13 77 (1.51%) npm
14 74 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
15 73 (1.43%) PaaS
16 57 (1.11%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 56 (1.09%) Firebase
18 54 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
19 49 (0.96%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 85 (1.66%) HTTP
2 52 (1.02%) Broadband
3 50 (0.98%) Internet
4 41 (0.80%) SSL
5 15 (0.29%) FTP
6 13 (0.25%) Skype
7 10 (0.20%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.18%) Bluetooth
9 8 (0.16%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.16%) VPN
10 6 (0.12%) Firewall
10 6 (0.12%) SMTP
11 5 (0.098%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.078%) Intranet
12 4 (0.078%) SSH
13 3 (0.059%) AMQP
13 3 (0.059%) MQTT
14 2 (0.039%) 5G
14 2 (0.039%) Reverse Proxy
14 2 (0.039%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 809 (15.81%) SQL Server
2 515 (10.07%) MySQL
3 375 (7.33%) NoSQL
4 296 (5.79%) MongoDB
5 258 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
6 213 (4.16%) Relational Database
7 125 (2.44%) Big Data
8 112 (2.19%) Redis
9 82 (1.60%) Power BI
10 72 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 69 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
11 69 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 58 (1.13%) Oracle Database
13 54 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
14 48 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
15 47 (0.92%) RDBMS
16 42 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
16 42 (0.82%) MariaDB
17 40 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 33 (0.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 978 (19.12%) Git (software)
2 318 (6.22%) Jenkins
3 242 (4.73%) JIRA
4 163 (3.19%) Maven
5 152 (2.97%) webpack
6 134 (2.62%) JUnit
7 117 (2.29%) Visual Studio
8 106 (2.07%) Bitbucket
8 106 (2.07%) TeamCity
9 98 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 77 (1.51%) Selenium
11 71 (1.39%) Gradle
12 70 (1.37%) Cypress.io
13 69 (1.35%) Mockito
14 68 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
15 67 (1.31%) gulp
16 66 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
17 58 (1.13%) Grunt
18 46 (0.90%) CircleCI
19 44 (0.86%) GitLab
General
1 850 (16.61%) Finance
2 847 (16.56%) Social Skills
3 279 (5.45%) Marketing
4 221 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
5 217 (4.24%) Banking
6 187 (3.66%) Retail
7 176 (3.44%) Games
8 154 (3.01%) Public Sector
9 119 (2.33%) Organisational Skills
10 115 (2.25%) Manufacturing
11 103 (2.01%) Telecoms
12 90 (1.76%) Electronics
13 75 (1.47%) Front Office
14 64 (1.25%) Investment Banking
15 58 (1.13%) Legal
16 53 (1.04%) Financial Institution
17 50 (0.98%) Advertising
18 49 (0.96%) Law
19 46 (0.90%) Automotive
20 44 (0.86%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,666 (32.56%) .NET
2 1,416 (27.68%) HTML
3 1,395 (27.27%) CSS
4 1,281 (25.04%) React
5 1,043 (20.39%) AngularJS
6 824 (16.11%) .NET Core
7 747 (14.60%) Node.js
8 651 (12.72%) REST
9 573 (11.20%) ASP.NET
10 528 (10.32%) RESTful
11 521 (10.18%) Spring
12 500 (9.77%) Web Services
13 486 (9.50%) Vue.js
14 472 (9.23%) HTML5
15 386 (7.54%) .NET Framework
16 366 (7.15%) jQuery
17 348 (6.80%) ASP.NET Web API
18 346 (6.76%) Sass
19 322 (6.29%) CSS3
20 302 (5.90%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 513 (10.03%) User Experience
2 396 (7.74%) Greenfield Project
3 345 (6.74%) Mobile App
4 111 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
5 93 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 89 (1.74%) Algorithms
7 80 (1.56%) Derivative
8 74 (1.45%) NHS
9 62 (1.21%) Equities
10 61 (1.19%) Data Structures
11 57 (1.11%) Blog
11 57 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 57 (1.11%) Social Media
12 53 (1.04%) Virtual Team
13 52 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
14 51 (1.00%) N-Tier
15 43 (0.84%) Cloud Native
16 36 (0.70%) Client/Server
17 33 (0.65%) Fixed Income
18 32 (0.63%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 410 (8.01%) Linux
2 212 (4.14%) Android
3 184 (3.60%) Apple iOS
4 177 (3.46%) Windows
5 95 (1.86%) Unix
6 42 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 33 (0.65%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.22%) CentOS
9 10 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.098%) Debian
11 5 (0.098%) VMS
12 3 (0.059%) watchOS
13 1 (0.020%) AIX
13 1 (0.020%) Fedora
13 1 (0.020%) OpenWrt
13 1 (0.020%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,195 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
2 981 (19.18%) Microservices
3 958 (18.73%) TDD
4 929 (18.16%) DevOps
5 783 (15.30%) MVC
6 750 (14.66%) Software Engineering
7 729 (14.25%) Front End Development
8 722 (14.11%) Mentoring
9 595 (11.63%) Scrum
10 485 (9.48%) Test Automation
11 462 (9.03%) Fintech
12 440 (8.60%) OO
13 433 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
14 431 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
15 420 (8.21%) Unit Testing
16 412 (8.05%) Web Development
17 350 (6.84%) SDLC
18 333 (6.51%) OOP
19 318 (6.22%) BDD
20 315 (6.16%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 2,472 (48.32%) JavaScript
2 1,703 (33.29%) C#
3 1,432 (27.99%) SQL
4 1,119 (21.87%) Java
5 832 (16.26%) TypeScript
6 597 (11.67%) PHP
7 587 (11.47%) Python
8 255 (4.98%) T-SQL
9 219 (4.28%) ES6
10 157 (3.07%) Go
11 155 (3.03%) C++
12 152 (2.97%) Java 8
12 152 (2.97%) Ruby
13 144 (2.81%) Kotlin
14 101 (1.97%) PowerShell
15 86 (1.68%) Scala
16 72 (1.41%) Apple Swift
17 67 (1.31%) Bash Shell
18 64 (1.25%) PHP 7
19 56 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 427 (8.35%) Degree
2 155 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 117 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 95 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 69 (1.35%) Master's Degree
6 23 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (0.29%) AWS Certification
8 14 (0.27%) PhD
9 12 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
10 11 (0.22%) SANS
11 8 (0.16%) HNC
12 6 (0.12%) MBA
13 2 (0.039%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.039%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.020%) CEH
14 1 (0.020%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.020%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.020%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (3.99%) QA
2 129 (2.52%) Accessibility
3 26 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.37%) WCAG
5 17 (0.33%) GRC
6 15 (0.29%) WAI
7 13 (0.25%) PMO
8 7 (0.14%) GDPR
9 4 (0.078%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.039%) PSD2
10 2 (0.039%) SLA
11 1 (0.020%) HL7
11 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.020%) MiFID
11 1 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,018 (19.90%) Docker
2 11 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.039%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.039%) KVM
5 1 (0.020%) Varnish
5 1 (0.020%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 696 (13.60%) Kubernetes
2 209 (4.09%) Terraform
3 56 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (0.98%) Ansible
5 18 (0.35%) Grafana
5 18 (0.35%) Puppet
6 13 (0.25%) Prometheus
7 12 (0.23%) Bugsnag
8 8 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (0.16%) FlexNet
8 8 (0.16%) Kibana
9 7 (0.14%) Graphite
9 7 (0.14%) Graylog
9 7 (0.14%) Opsgenie
10 5 (0.098%) Marathon
11 4 (0.078%) Mesos
11 4 (0.078%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.039%) MIIS
12 2 (0.039%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.020%) Control-M
Vendors
1 520 (10.16%) Microsoft
2 217 (4.24%) Oracle
3 186 (3.64%) Google
4 100 (1.95%) SAP
5 84 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
6 83 (1.62%) Zend
7 60 (1.17%) Adobe
8 59 (1.15%) Sitecore
9 51 (1.00%) Xamarin
10 46 (0.90%) Nintex
11 45 (0.88%) Apple
12 22 (0.43%) ServiceNow
12 22 (0.43%) Telerik
13 20 (0.39%) Spotify
14 19 (0.37%) DoubleClick
15 18 (0.35%) Atlassian
15 18 (0.35%) WooCommerce
16 17 (0.33%) IBM
16 17 (0.33%) Samsung
16 17 (0.33%) Solace