Period
to 31 March 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 52 55
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 6,134 6,772 8,403
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.64% 4.93% 5.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.91% 5.14% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5,837 6,317 7,850
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 £87,500 £86,250 £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 103,705 131,782 160,050
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.35% 95.97% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 83,738 106,311 132,447
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £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 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +11 2,922 £75,000 +7.14% 391
South East +7 1,206 £57,500 +2.68% 142
North of England +6 901 £51,500 +3.00% 192
North West +19 568 £52,500 +5.00% 110
Midlands +35 498 £50,000 - 86
South West +7 381 £50,000 - 58
Yorkshire -7 301 £50,000 +9.89% 54
West Midlands +45 266 £52,500 +6.06% 48
East Midlands +24 232 £50,000 -9.09% 38
East of England -18 227 £55,000 - 55
North East +7 33 £42,500 -5.56% 28
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 2,872 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2,740 (44.67%) JavaScript
3 2,059 (33.57%) .NET
4 2,058 (33.55%) C#
5 1,920 (31.30%) Java
6 1,658 (27.03%) HTML
7 1,628 (26.54%) CSS
8 1,541 (25.12%) AngularJS
9 1,501 (24.47%) SQL
10 1,278 (20.83%) TDD
11 1,215 (19.81%) React
12 1,124 (18.32%) Azure
13 1,111 (18.11%) MVC
14 1,108 (18.06%) SQL Server
15 1,057 (17.23%) Microservices
16 1,051 (17.13%) Finance
17 1,041 (16.97%) AWS
18 1,009 (16.45%) Git (software)
19 933 (15.21%) ASP.NET
20 816 (13.30%) Spring
21 808 (13.17%) Docker
22 804 (13.11%) DevOps
23 791 (12.90%) Scrum
24 784 (12.78%) Front End Development
25 710 (11.57%) Web Services
26 699 (11.40%) .NET Core
27 695 (11.33%) Software Engineering
28 688 (11.22%) jQuery
29 687 (11.20%) Web Development
30 686 (11.18%) REST

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
1 125 (2.04%) CMS
2 124 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
3 104 (1.70%) Apache Spark
4 84 (1.37%) Apache
5 77 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 74 (1.21%) IIS
7 61 (0.99%) Umbraco
8 60 (0.98%) Confluence
9 58 (0.95%) SharePoint
10 48 (0.78%) WordPress
11 39 (0.64%) nginx
12 30 (0.49%) Drupal
13 25 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
14 22 (0.36%) OpenStack
15 21 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 21 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
16 20 (0.33%) EPiServer
17 19 (0.31%) JBoss
18 18 (0.29%) WebSphere
19 15 (0.24%) Jupyter
Applications
1 45 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (0.47%) Sketch
3 25 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 23 (0.37%) Zeplin
5 15 (0.24%) Adobe XD
6 13 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 12 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.18%) InVision
9 9 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (0.049%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.016%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.016%) Figma
11 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 56 (0.91%) Magento
2 28 (0.46%) Shopify
3 16 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.24%) SAP EHS
5 9 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
6 8 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.065%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.065%) SDL Web 8
10 3 (0.049%) Odoo
10 3 (0.049%) SAP S/4HANA
11 2 (0.033%) Distributed Ledger
11 2 (0.033%) Raiser's Edge
11 2 (0.033%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.033%) SAP BPC
12 1 (0.016%) Eloqua
12 1 (0.016%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,124 (18.32%) Azure
2 1,041 (16.97%) AWS
3 342 (5.58%) SaaS
4 190 (3.10%) GCP
5 187 (3.05%) Serverless
6 137 (2.23%) GitHub
7 116 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
8 112 (1.83%) Power Platform
9 100 (1.63%) Amazon S3
10 99 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
11 78 (1.27%) npm
12 65 (1.06%) PaaS
13 55 (0.90%) OpenShift
14 47 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
15 36 (0.59%) Amazon ECS
16 34 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
17 32 (0.52%) IaaS
18 29 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
19 25 (0.41%) Office 365
20 22 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 92 (1.50%) Internet
2 70 (1.14%) HTTP
3 30 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.23%) Intranet
4 14 (0.23%) SSL
5 13 (0.21%) RFID
6 11 (0.18%) DNS
6 11 (0.18%) VoIP
7 10 (0.16%) FTP
8 7 (0.11%) Bluetooth
8 7 (0.11%) WAN
8 7 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.098%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.082%) Firewall
10 5 (0.082%) LAN
11 4 (0.065%) InfiniBand
11 4 (0.065%) Multicast
11 4 (0.065%) Network Security
11 4 (0.065%) SMS
12 3 (0.049%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,108 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 544 (8.87%) MySQL
3 372 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 278 (4.53%) Relational Database
5 205 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
6 190 (3.10%) MongoDB
7 165 (2.69%) Big Data
8 156 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 141 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
10 131 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 108 (1.76%) Power BI
12 92 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
13 88 (1.43%) Hadoop
14 77 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 76 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
16 72 (1.17%) Redis
17 61 (0.99%) Oracle Database
18 50 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
19 48 (0.78%) RDBMS
20 44 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,009 (16.45%) Git (software)
2 409 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 213 (3.47%) JIRA
4 206 (3.36%) Maven
5 201 (3.28%) Visual Studio
6 176 (2.87%) webpack
7 131 (2.14%) gulp
8 130 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 125 (2.04%) JUnit
10 120 (1.96%) Selenium
11 98 (1.60%) Gradle
12 92 (1.50%) Grunt
13 91 (1.48%) Subversion
14 90 (1.47%) Jasmine
15 73 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
16 71 (1.16%) Cucumber
17 66 (1.08%) Eclipse
18 64 (1.04%) TeamCity
19 51 (0.83%) Bitbucket
20 50 (0.82%) Xcode
General
1 1,051 (17.13%) Finance
2 310 (5.05%) Retail
3 252 (4.11%) Banking
4 200 (3.26%) Games
5 195 (3.18%) Marketing
6 190 (3.10%) Front Office
7 114 (1.86%) Public Sector
8 98 (1.60%) Law
9 85 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 67 (1.09%) Financial Institution
11 64 (1.04%) Manufacturing
12 58 (0.95%) Advertising
13 56 (0.91%) Back Office
14 49 (0.80%) Investment Banking
15 45 (0.73%) Electronics
16 41 (0.67%) Legal
17 38 (0.62%) Automotive
18 32 (0.52%) Publishing
19 21 (0.34%) Aerospace
20 20 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,059 (33.57%) .NET
2 1,658 (27.03%) HTML
3 1,628 (26.54%) CSS
4 1,541 (25.12%) AngularJS
5 1,215 (19.81%) React
6 933 (15.21%) ASP.NET
7 816 (13.30%) Spring
8 710 (11.57%) Web Services
9 699 (11.40%) .NET Core
10 688 (11.22%) jQuery
11 686 (11.18%) REST
12 677 (11.04%) Node.js
13 626 (10.21%) HTML5
14 542 (8.84%) RESTful
15 511 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
16 496 (8.09%) .NET Framework
17 442 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC
18 420 (6.85%) Sass
19 411 (6.70%) CSS3
20 404 (6.59%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 611 (9.96%) Greenfield Project
2 516 (8.41%) User Experience
3 282 (4.60%) Mobile App
4 261 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
5 170 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
6 126 (2.05%) Fixed Income
7 118 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 94 (1.53%) Derivative
9 86 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 78 (1.27%) Algorithms
11 71 (1.16%) Equities
12 63 (1.03%) Data Structures
12 63 (1.03%) Public Cloud
13 59 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
14 37 (0.60%) Cloud Native
15 34 (0.55%) Animation
16 33 (0.54%) Hedge funds
17 32 (0.52%) NHS
18 30 (0.49%) Online Games
19 28 (0.46%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 525 (8.56%) Linux
2 257 (4.19%) Apple iOS
3 240 (3.91%) Android
4 202 (3.29%) Windows
5 145 (2.36%) Unix
6 36 (0.59%) CentOS
7 34 (0.55%) Mac OS X
8 32 (0.52%) Windows Server
9 27 (0.44%) Mac OS
10 20 (0.33%) tvOS
10 20 (0.33%) VMS
11 17 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.13%) Debian
14 7 (0.11%) Solaris
14 7 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.098%) watchOS
16 5 (0.082%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.082%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.065%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,872 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1,278 (20.83%) TDD
3 1,111 (18.11%) MVC
4 1,057 (17.23%) Microservices
5 804 (13.11%) DevOps
6 791 (12.90%) Scrum
7 784 (12.78%) Front End Development
8 695 (11.33%) Software Engineering
9 687 (11.20%) Web Development
10 683 (11.13%) Mentoring
11 654 (10.66%) OO
12 581 (9.47%) Fintech
13 560 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
14 543 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
15 519 (8.46%) BDD
16 494 (8.05%) OOP
17 449 (7.32%) Unit Testing
18 402 (6.55%) E-Commerce
19 391 (6.37%) Computer Science
19 391 (6.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2,740 (44.67%) JavaScript
2 2,058 (33.55%) C#
3 1,920 (31.30%) Java
4 1,501 (24.47%) SQL
5 651 (10.61%) PHP
6 609 (9.93%) Python
7 441 (7.19%) TypeScript
8 369 (6.02%) Java 8
9 265 (4.32%) T-SQL
10 198 (3.23%) ES6
11 153 (2.49%) C++
12 152 (2.48%) Scala
13 141 (2.30%) Ruby
14 122 (1.99%) C
15 98 (1.60%) Kotlin
16 95 (1.55%) PL/SQL
16 95 (1.55%) VB.NET
17 93 (1.52%) Go
18 82 (1.34%) R
19 79 (1.29%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 577 (9.41%) Degree
2 239 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 90 (1.47%) Security Cleared
4 57 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 43 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (0.37%) Master's Degree
7 21 (0.34%) AWS Certification
8 15 (0.24%) MCSD
8 15 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (0.18%) DBS Check
10 10 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.082%) IBM WebSphere Certification
13 3 (0.049%) MCPD
13 3 (0.049%) MCSA
14 2 (0.033%) HND
14 2 (0.033%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.033%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.033%) PhD
15 1 (0.016%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (3.62%) QA
2 53 (0.86%) GDPR
3 34 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.098%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.065%) MiFID
6 4 (0.065%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.065%) WCAG
7 3 (0.049%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.049%) PMO
8 2 (0.033%) IFRS
8 2 (0.033%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.033%) RMADS
8 2 (0.033%) SEPA
8 2 (0.033%) WAI
System Software
1 808 (13.17%) Docker
2 24 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.26%) Firmware
5 13 (0.21%) Varnish
6 12 (0.20%) HDFS
7 4 (0.065%) GPFS
7 4 (0.065%) Lustre
7 4 (0.065%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 3 (0.049%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.033%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.033%) Squid
10 1 (0.016%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.016%) NFS
10 1 (0.016%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.016%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 445 (7.25%) Kubernetes
2 137 (2.23%) Terraform
3 92 (1.50%) Ansible
4 65 (1.06%) Puppet
5 29 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.34%) Mesos
7 13 (0.21%) Kibana
8 11 (0.18%) logstash
9 9 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.082%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.065%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.065%) Grafana
12 4 (0.065%) MIIS
13 3 (0.049%) Istio
14 2 (0.033%) BMC PATROL
14 2 (0.033%) Consul
14 2 (0.033%) Control-M
14 2 (0.033%) Packer
14 2 (0.033%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 608 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 287 (4.68%) Oracle
3 135 (2.20%) Google
4 97 (1.58%) SAP
5 82 (1.34%) Zend
6 68 (1.11%) Xamarin
7 67 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
8 54 (0.88%) Tableau
9 51 (0.83%) Apple
10 45 (0.73%) Sitecore
11 40 (0.65%) Adobe
12 34 (0.55%) Atlassian
13 33 (0.54%) TIBCO
14 29 (0.47%) IBM
15 25 (0.41%) DevExpress
16 23 (0.37%) Red Hat
17 21 (0.34%) MuleSoft
17 21 (0.34%) RedGate
18 16 (0.26%) New Relic
19 15 (0.24%) WorldPay