Period
to 21 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 51 53
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 6,469 7,080 8,524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.66% 5.04% 5.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.93% 5.25% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,631 6,181 7,574
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 109,111 134,772 159,002
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 95.92% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 88,105 108,943 131,486
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in England over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 +12 3,096 £75,000 +7.14% 525
South East +2 1,250 £57,500 +4.55% 176
North of England +3 915 £50,000 +5.26% 239
Midlands +29 562 £51,500 -1.90% 126
North West +17 551 £52,500 +5.00% 140
South West +7 416 £50,000 - 94
Yorkshire -4 324 £50,000 +11.11% 82
West Midlands +47 320 £52,500 +5.53% 64
East of England -9 244 £57,500 +2.68% 73
East Midlands +16 242 £50,000 -9.09% 62
North East +11 41 £41,500 -4.60% 17
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 3,027 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 2,879 (44.50%) JavaScript
3 2,243 (34.67%) C#
4 2,167 (33.50%) .NET
5 2,117 (32.73%) Java
6 1,752 (27.08%) HTML
7 1,680 (25.97%) CSS
8 1,610 (24.89%) SQL
9 1,563 (24.16%) AngularJS
10 1,292 (19.97%) TDD
11 1,239 (19.15%) SQL Server
12 1,230 (19.01%) React
13 1,204 (18.61%) MVC
14 1,144 (17.68%) Finance
15 1,137 (17.58%) Azure
16 1,124 (17.38%) Microservices
17 1,110 (17.16%) AWS
18 1,019 (15.75%) ASP.NET
19 1,016 (15.71%) Git (software)
20 873 (13.50%) Spring
21 870 (13.45%) Scrum
22 814 (12.58%) DevOps
23 809 (12.51%) Web Services
24 786 (12.15%) Front End Development
25 758 (11.72%) Docker
26 751 (11.61%) Software Engineering
27 742 (11.47%) jQuery
27 742 (11.47%) Mentoring
28 740 (11.44%) REST
29 717 (11.08%) OO

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
1 145 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
2 141 (2.18%) CMS
3 113 (1.75%) Apache Spark
4 101 (1.56%) IIS
5 82 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 77 (1.19%) Apache
7 64 (0.99%) Umbraco
8 55 (0.85%) Confluence
8 55 (0.85%) SharePoint
9 47 (0.73%) WordPress
10 38 (0.59%) nginx
11 33 (0.51%) Drupal
12 31 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
13 30 (0.46%) EPiServer
13 30 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
14 25 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 25 (0.39%) JBoss
15 23 (0.36%) OpenStack
15 23 (0.36%) WebSphere
16 17 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 42 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (0.34%) Photoshop
3 17 (0.26%) Sketch
4 16 (0.25%) Adobe XD
5 15 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (0.22%) Zeplin
7 13 (0.20%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.12%) InVision
10 3 (0.046%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.015%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 59 (0.91%) Magento
2 22 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.28%) SAP EHS
3 18 (0.28%) Shopify
4 15 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
5 12 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.077%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.077%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.062%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.062%) Distributed Ledger
9 4 (0.062%) Odoo
9 4 (0.062%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.046%) FINCAD Analytics
10 3 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.046%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.031%) Raiser's Edge
12 1 (0.015%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,137 (17.58%) Azure
2 1,110 (17.16%) AWS
3 319 (4.93%) SaaS
4 196 (3.03%) GCP
5 190 (2.94%) Serverless
6 147 (2.27%) GitHub
7 134 (2.07%) Power Platform
8 125 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
9 123 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
10 105 (1.62%) Amazon S3
11 65 (1.00%) npm
12 58 (0.90%) PaaS
13 57 (0.88%) OpenShift
14 52 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
15 50 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
16 45 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
17 32 (0.49%) IaaS
18 31 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
19 21 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 21 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 105 (1.62%) Internet
2 84 (1.30%) HTTP
3 36 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.34%) SSL
5 13 (0.20%) HTTPS
5 13 (0.20%) RFID
6 12 (0.19%) FTP
7 11 (0.17%) DNS
7 11 (0.17%) Intranet
8 9 (0.14%) VoIP
9 6 (0.093%) Bluetooth
9 6 (0.093%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.062%) Broadband
10 4 (0.062%) Firewall
10 4 (0.062%) Multicast
10 4 (0.062%) Wireless
11 3 (0.046%) AMQP
11 3 (0.046%) SMS
11 3 (0.046%) WAN
11 3 (0.046%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,239 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 596 (9.21%) MySQL
3 380 (5.87%) NoSQL
4 307 (4.75%) Relational Database
5 257 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
6 199 (3.08%) Big Data
7 192 (2.97%) MongoDB
8 172 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 157 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
10 144 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 129 (1.99%) Power BI
12 93 (1.44%) Hadoop
13 92 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 88 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
15 75 (1.16%) Redis
16 72 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
17 69 (1.07%) Oracle Database
18 67 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
19 50 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
20 44 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,016 (15.71%) Git (software)
2 426 (6.59%) Jenkins
3 247 (3.82%) Maven
4 235 (3.63%) Visual Studio
5 218 (3.37%) JIRA
6 174 (2.69%) webpack
7 149 (2.30%) JUnit
8 147 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 130 (2.01%) Selenium
10 119 (1.84%) Gradle
11 109 (1.68%) gulp
12 103 (1.59%) Subversion
13 88 (1.36%) Jasmine
14 82 (1.27%) Cucumber
15 81 (1.25%) Eclipse
16 79 (1.22%) Grunt
17 76 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
18 72 (1.11%) TeamCity
19 64 (0.99%) Xcode
20 58 (0.90%) RStudio
General
1 1,144 (17.68%) Finance
2 327 (5.05%) Retail
3 257 (3.97%) Banking
4 245 (3.79%) Front Office
5 198 (3.06%) Marketing
6 191 (2.95%) Games
7 109 (1.68%) Public Sector
8 102 (1.58%) Law
9 87 (1.34%) Telecoms
10 76 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 64 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 58 (0.90%) Advertising
13 57 (0.88%) Back Office
14 44 (0.68%) Electronics
15 42 (0.65%) Investment Banking
16 38 (0.59%) Automotive
17 34 (0.53%) Legal
18 27 (0.42%) Publishing
19 24 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
20 20 (0.31%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,167 (33.50%) .NET
2 1,752 (27.08%) HTML
3 1,680 (25.97%) CSS
4 1,563 (24.16%) AngularJS
5 1,230 (19.01%) React
6 1,019 (15.75%) ASP.NET
7 873 (13.50%) Spring
8 809 (12.51%) Web Services
9 742 (11.47%) jQuery
10 740 (11.44%) REST
11 670 (10.36%) HTML5
12 649 (10.03%) Node.js
13 607 (9.38%) .NET Core
14 558 (8.63%) RESTful
15 517 (7.99%) .NET Framework
16 502 (7.76%) ASP.NET Web API
17 498 (7.70%) ASP.NET MVC
18 436 (6.74%) CSS3
19 401 (6.20%) Spring Boot
20 389 (6.01%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 628 (9.71%) Greenfield Project
2 487 (7.53%) User Experience
3 313 (4.84%) Mobile App
4 296 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 188 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
6 172 (2.66%) Fixed Income
7 129 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 123 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 116 (1.79%) Derivative
10 108 (1.67%) Equities
11 101 (1.56%) Algorithms
12 99 (1.53%) Data Structures
13 56 (0.87%) Public Cloud
14 51 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
15 42 (0.65%) Hedge funds
15 42 (0.65%) Management Information System
16 36 (0.56%) N-Tier
17 35 (0.54%) Animation
18 32 (0.49%) Online Gambling
19 31 (0.48%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 489 (7.56%) Linux
2 272 (4.20%) Apple iOS
3 264 (4.08%) Android
4 225 (3.48%) Windows
5 155 (2.40%) Unix
6 42 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 34 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 33 (0.51%) CentOS
9 28 (0.43%) Mac OS
10 20 (0.31%) tvOS
11 16 (0.25%) VMS
12 12 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.12%) Debian
14 8 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.093%) Solaris
15 6 (0.093%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.093%) watchOS
16 5 (0.077%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.046%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,027 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1,292 (19.97%) TDD
3 1,204 (18.61%) MVC
4 1,124 (17.38%) Microservices
5 870 (13.45%) Scrum
6 814 (12.58%) DevOps
7 786 (12.15%) Front End Development
8 751 (11.61%) Software Engineering
9 742 (11.47%) Mentoring
10 717 (11.08%) OO
11 716 (11.07%) Web Development
12 598 (9.24%) Fintech
13 570 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
14 555 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
15 520 (8.04%) Computer Science
16 509 (7.87%) OOP
17 501 (7.74%) BDD
18 500 (7.73%) Unit Testing
19 419 (6.48%) E-Commerce
20 416 (6.43%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,879 (44.50%) JavaScript
2 2,243 (34.67%) C#
3 2,117 (32.73%) Java
4 1,610 (24.89%) SQL
5 685 (10.59%) Python
6 668 (10.33%) PHP
7 427 (6.60%) TypeScript
8 410 (6.34%) Java 8
9 288 (4.45%) T-SQL
10 199 (3.08%) ES6
11 178 (2.75%) Scala
12 164 (2.54%) C++
13 135 (2.09%) Ruby
14 128 (1.98%) C
15 124 (1.92%) R
16 115 (1.78%) Kotlin
17 110 (1.70%) VB.NET
18 93 (1.44%) PL/SQL
19 92 (1.42%) Go
20 84 (1.30%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 691 (10.68%) Degree
2 292 (4.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 89 (1.38%) Security Cleared
4 64 (0.99%) SC Cleared
5 32 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (0.37%) Master's Degree
7 19 (0.29%) AWS Certification
8 14 (0.22%) MCSD
9 12 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
10 10 (0.15%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (0.11%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.093%) IBM WebSphere Certification
14 3 (0.046%) MCSA
14 3 (0.046%) PhD
15 2 (0.031%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.031%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 2 (0.031%) MCPD
15 2 (0.031%) SAP Certification
16 1 (0.015%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (3.63%) QA
2 57 (0.88%) GDPR
3 32 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.14%) WCAG
6 5 (0.077%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.062%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.062%) PMO
8 2 (0.031%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.031%) RMADS
8 2 (0.031%) SEPA
8 2 (0.031%) WAI
9 1 (0.015%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.015%) IFRS
9 1 (0.015%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.015%) MiFID
System Software
1 758 (11.72%) Docker
2 27 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (0.34%) Firmware
4 14 (0.22%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.20%) HDFS
5 13 (0.20%) Varnish
6 2 (0.031%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.031%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.031%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.031%) vSphere
7 1 (0.015%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.015%) NFS
7 1 (0.015%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.015%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.015%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 425 (6.57%) Kubernetes
2 133 (2.06%) Terraform
3 80 (1.24%) Ansible
4 61 (0.94%) Puppet
5 29 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.32%) Mesos
7 19 (0.29%) Kibana
8 15 (0.23%) logstash
9 11 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (0.12%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.093%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.046%) Control-M
12 3 (0.046%) Grafana
12 3 (0.046%) MIIS
12 3 (0.046%) Nagios
13 2 (0.031%) BMC PATROL
13 2 (0.031%) Packer
13 2 (0.031%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.031%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 687 (10.62%) Microsoft
2 307 (4.75%) Oracle
3 144 (2.23%) Google
4 110 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
5 98 (1.51%) SAP
6 81 (1.25%) Zend
7 72 (1.11%) Xamarin
8 65 (1.00%) Tableau
9 59 (0.91%) Apple
10 51 (0.79%) Sitecore
11 44 (0.68%) Adobe
12 33 (0.51%) TIBCO
13 32 (0.49%) IBM
14 25 (0.39%) Red Hat
15 23 (0.36%) Sage
16 22 (0.34%) Atlassian
16 22 (0.34%) RedGate
17 21 (0.32%) DevExpress
18 19 (0.29%) MuleSoft
18 19 (0.29%) WorldPay