Period
to 24 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 45 46
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2,624 6,561 7,910
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.86% 5.20% 5.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.17% 5.44% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,737 6,282 7,364
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £85,000
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 42,534 120,709 147,227
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.67% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 35,474 97,320 119,577
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 0 1,104 £72,500 -3.33% 289
South East +7 541 £60,000 +4.35% 118
North of England +3 473 £55,000 +10.00% 197
North West +15 290 £55,000 +4.76% 115
Midlands -3 211 £51,000 +2.00% 87
South West +16 193 £51,500 +3.00% 68
Yorkshire +8 140 £46,750 -4.59% 62
West Midlands -3 128 £50,000 - 49
East Midlands +12 83 £55,000 +10.00% 38
East of England +32 59 £60,000 +4.35% 40
North East +18 42 £50,000 +14.94% 20
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1,158 (44.13%) JavaScript
2 1,142 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
3 853 (32.51%) .NET
4 818 (31.17%) C#
5 743 (28.32%) SQL
6 740 (28.20%) HTML
7 737 (28.09%) CSS
8 610 (23.25%) Java
9 565 (21.53%) Azure
10 560 (21.34%) React
11 523 (19.93%) AngularJS
12 506 (19.28%) SQL Server
13 491 (18.71%) DevOps
14 475 (18.10%) TDD
15 461 (17.57%) AWS
16 455 (17.34%) Microservices
17 452 (17.23%) Git (software)
18 449 (17.11%) Finance
19 430 (16.39%) MVC
20 416 (15.85%) .NET Core
21 411 (15.66%) Python
22 404 (15.40%) Docker
23 392 (14.94%) ASP.NET
24 340 (12.96%) Front End Development
25 336 (12.80%) Node.js
26 330 (12.58%) Microsoft
27 321 (12.23%) TypeScript
28 300 (11.43%) Mentoring
29 298 (11.36%) Software Engineering
30 296 (11.28%) 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 94 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
2 90 (3.43%) CMS
3 54 (2.06%) Apache Spark
4 51 (1.94%) Apache
5 50 (1.91%) NServiceBus
6 48 (1.83%) WordPress
7 39 (1.49%) Confluence
8 32 (1.22%) Tomcat
9 24 (0.91%) SharePoint
10 14 (0.53%) Joomla!
10 14 (0.53%) Umbraco
11 13 (0.50%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.42%) IIS
12 11 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
14 8 (0.30%) Drupal
14 8 (0.30%) nginx
15 6 (0.23%) Luigi
16 5 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 4 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.34%) Zeplin
3 8 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.27%) Sketch
5 6 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.076%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.076%) Inkscape
7 2 (0.076%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.038%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.038%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.038%) Figma
8 1 (0.038%) Maya
8 1 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (1.56%) Magento
2 28 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
4 17 (0.65%) Shopify
5 12 (0.46%) SAP PSCD
6 11 (0.42%) SAP HR
7 9 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
9 6 (0.23%) R3 Corda
10 5 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.15%) NetSuite
12 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
13 2 (0.076%) FINCAD Analytics
13 2 (0.076%) Oracle General Ledger
13 2 (0.076%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 2 (0.076%) Oracle iProcurement
13 2 (0.076%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 2 (0.076%) Social Studio
14 1 (0.038%) Elite 3E
14 1 (0.038%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 565 (21.53%) Azure
2 461 (17.57%) AWS
3 156 (5.95%) SaaS
4 116 (4.42%) GCP
5 91 (3.47%) Serverless
6 85 (3.24%) Power Platform
7 84 (3.20%) GitHub
8 45 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
9 43 (1.64%) PaaS
10 40 (1.52%) npm
11 37 (1.41%) IaaS
12 29 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
13 24 (0.91%) Office 365
13 24 (0.91%) Stackdriver
14 22 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (0.69%) Amazon ECS
17 15 (0.57%) Amazon S3
18 13 (0.50%) OpenShift
18 13 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (2.59%) HTTP
2 38 (1.45%) Skype
3 37 (1.41%) Internet
4 10 (0.38%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.27%) WEP
6 6 (0.23%) Bluetooth
6 6 (0.23%) Network Security
7 5 (0.19%) AMQP
8 4 (0.15%) Broadband
8 4 (0.15%) SMTP
8 4 (0.15%) SNMP
8 4 (0.15%) SSL
9 2 (0.076%) Intranet
9 2 (0.076%) SSH
10 1 (0.038%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.038%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.038%) RTP
10 1 (0.038%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 506 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 231 (8.80%) MySQL
3 199 (7.58%) NoSQL
4 179 (6.82%) MongoDB
5 135 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
6 120 (4.57%) Relational Database
7 99 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 90 (3.43%) Big Data
9 76 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 71 (2.71%) Power BI
11 69 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
12 52 (1.98%) Redis
13 47 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 47 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 37 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
15 30 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
15 30 (1.14%) Hadoop
16 24 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 23 (0.88%) Data Lake
18 22 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 452 (17.23%) Git (software)
2 103 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 102 (3.89%) JIRA
4 100 (3.81%) Jenkins
5 67 (2.55%) webpack
6 62 (2.36%) Selenium
7 61 (2.32%) JUnit
8 52 (1.98%) Maven
9 39 (1.49%) Grunt
10 37 (1.41%) Gradle
10 37 (1.41%) Visual Studio
11 31 (1.18%) Bitbucket
11 31 (1.18%) NUnit
12 28 (1.07%) TeamCity
13 27 (1.03%) Babel
13 27 (1.03%) Cypress.io
14 25 (0.95%) Jasmine
15 23 (0.88%) Subversion
16 22 (0.84%) Mockito
16 22 (0.84%) PHPUnit
General
1 449 (17.11%) Finance
2 84 (3.20%) Banking
3 78 (2.97%) Marketing
4 77 (2.93%) Public Sector
5 61 (2.32%) Retail
6 53 (2.02%) Front Office
6 53 (2.02%) Games
7 46 (1.75%) Law
8 41 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 33 (1.26%) Legal
10 25 (0.95%) Advertising
11 24 (0.91%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.76%) Telecoms
13 16 (0.61%) Back Office
13 16 (0.61%) Electronics
14 13 (0.50%) Automotive
14 13 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.34%) Publishing
16 7 (0.27%) Local Government
17 6 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 853 (32.51%) .NET
2 740 (28.20%) HTML
3 737 (28.09%) CSS
4 560 (21.34%) React
5 523 (19.93%) AngularJS
6 416 (15.85%) .NET Core
7 392 (14.94%) ASP.NET
8 336 (12.80%) Node.js
9 282 (10.75%) REST
10 269 (10.25%) Spring
11 264 (10.06%) jQuery
12 254 (9.68%) Vue.js
13 246 (9.38%) HTML5
14 232 (8.84%) .NET Framework
15 221 (8.42%) ASP.NET Web API
16 212 (8.08%) Web Services
17 199 (7.58%) RESTful
18 195 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
19 172 (6.55%) Redux
20 160 (6.10%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 221 (8.42%) Greenfield Project
2 161 (6.14%) User Experience
3 113 (4.31%) Mobile App
4 101 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
6 43 (1.64%) Derivative
6 43 (1.64%) Fixed Income
7 40 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (1.22%) Algorithms
9 29 (1.11%) Virtual Team
10 22 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (0.76%) Equities
11 20 (0.76%) Market Risk
12 18 (0.69%) Cloud Native
12 18 (0.69%) Data Structures
13 17 (0.65%) Hedge funds
14 16 (0.61%) Blog
14 16 (0.61%) Social Media
15 15 (0.57%) NHS
16 12 (0.46%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 212 (8.08%) Linux
2 108 (4.12%) Android
3 83 (3.16%) Apple iOS
4 69 (2.63%) Windows
5 52 (1.98%) Unix
6 16 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.23%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.15%) CentOS
10 3 (0.11%) Debian
11 2 (0.076%) AIX
11 2 (0.076%) Android TV
11 2 (0.076%) tvOS
11 2 (0.076%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.038%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.038%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,142 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
2 491 (18.71%) DevOps
3 475 (18.10%) TDD
4 455 (17.34%) Microservices
5 430 (16.39%) MVC
6 340 (12.96%) Front End Development
7 300 (11.43%) Mentoring
8 298 (11.36%) Software Engineering
9 268 (10.21%) Scrum
10 244 (9.30%) Web Development
11 217 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
12 196 (7.47%) OO
13 194 (7.39%) BDD
14 190 (7.24%) OOP
15 188 (7.16%) SDLC
16 178 (6.78%) Fintech
17 174 (6.63%) Unit Testing
18 168 (6.40%) SOLID
19 157 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
20 153 (5.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,158 (44.13%) JavaScript
2 818 (31.17%) C#
3 743 (28.32%) SQL
4 610 (23.25%) Java
5 411 (15.66%) Python
6 321 (12.23%) TypeScript
7 296 (11.28%) PHP
8 137 (5.22%) T-SQL
9 103 (3.93%) Kotlin
10 95 (3.62%) Java 8
11 92 (3.51%) C++
12 79 (3.01%) ES6
13 63 (2.40%) Scala
14 57 (2.17%) Ruby
15 48 (1.83%) PL/SQL
16 44 (1.68%) VB.NET
17 41 (1.56%) C
18 29 (1.11%) Go
19 26 (0.99%) Apex Code
20 25 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 190 (7.24%) Degree
2 78 (2.97%) Security Cleared
3 77 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 64 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 19 (0.72%) PhD
6 18 (0.69%) Master's Degree
7 12 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.34%) Postgraduate
9 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.15%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.15%) HND
12 3 (0.11%) MCPD
12 3 (0.11%) MCSD
13 1 (0.038%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.038%) MOS
13 1 (0.038%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.43%) QA
2 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
2 6 (0.23%) EMIR
2 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
2 6 (0.23%) MiFID
2 6 (0.23%) NIST
3 5 (0.19%) ISO 13485
4 3 (0.11%) GDPR
4 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.076%) PSD2
5 2 (0.076%) SLA
6 1 (0.038%) HL7
6 1 (0.038%) IFRS
6 1 (0.038%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.038%) WCAG
System Software
1 404 (15.40%) Docker
2 10 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.23%) HDFS
6 5 (0.19%) Squid
7 4 (0.15%) LXC
7 4 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.11%) Ceph
8 3 (0.11%) Xen
9 2 (0.076%) Postfix
10 1 (0.038%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 289 (11.01%) Kubernetes
2 92 (3.51%) Terraform
3 35 (1.33%) Ansible
4 25 (0.95%) Grafana
5 11 (0.42%) Puppet
6 9 (0.34%) MIIS
7 6 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.11%) Proxmox
9 3 (0.11%) Rancher
10 2 (0.076%) Kibana
10 2 (0.076%) logstash
10 2 (0.076%) Marathon
10 2 (0.076%) Mesos
11 1 (0.038%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.038%) Control-M
11 1 (0.038%) vRealize
Vendors
1 330 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 129 (4.92%) Google
3 90 (3.43%) Oracle
4 48 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
5 44 (1.68%) Zend
6 42 (1.60%) Splunk
7 32 (1.22%) SAP
8 31 (1.18%) ServiceNow
9 26 (0.99%) Xamarin
10 20 (0.76%) Apple
11 18 (0.69%) Sony
12 16 (0.61%) Adobe
13 15 (0.57%) Databricks
14 14 (0.53%) IBM
15 13 (0.50%) VMware
16 12 (0.46%) Atlassian
17 11 (0.42%) Sitecore
18 10 (0.38%) MuleSoft
19 9 (0.34%) BT
20 8 (0.30%) Intel