Period
to 21 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 51 56
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 8,154 8,441 9,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.07% 5.31% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 5.50% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7,213 7,593 8,774
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,575
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year - +3.77% +6.00%

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 154,981 153,453 182,740
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,055 127,934 155,096
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 May 2018.

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 May 2018. 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 -8 3,485 £67,500 +3.85% 601
South East +13 1,761 £52,500 - 184
North of England -1 1,317 £45,000 - 196
North West -11 642 £47,500 - 108
Midlands -18 618 £47,500 +5.56% 91
Yorkshire +10 581 £45,000 - 82
East of England -25 501 £52,500 - 61
South West -8 471 £50,000 +5.26% 74
West Midlands -12 376 £47,500 +5.56% 49
East Midlands -9 247 £50,000 +11.11% 42
North East +15 94 £45,000 +18.42% 6
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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 4,011 (49.19%) JavaScript
2 3,928 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
3 3,071 (37.66%) C#
4 3,032 (37.18%) HTML
5 3,002 (36.82%) .NET
6 2,799 (34.33%) CSS
7 2,635 (32.32%) SQL
8 2,578 (31.62%) Java
9 2,193 (26.89%) MVC
10 2,118 (25.97%) AngularJS
11 1,916 (23.50%) TDD
12 1,780 (21.83%) SQL Server
13 1,730 (21.22%) ASP.NET
14 1,642 (20.14%) Finance
15 1,443 (17.70%) Git (software)
16 1,355 (16.62%) jQuery
17 1,244 (15.26%) Scrum
18 1,227 (15.05%) Spring
19 1,215 (14.90%) HTML5
20 1,186 (14.55%) React
21 1,185 (14.53%) Software Engineering
22 1,123 (13.77%) Web Services
23 1,122 (13.76%) Microsoft
24 1,105 (13.55%) Web Development
25 1,095 (13.43%) PHP
26 1,084 (13.29%) OO
27 1,078 (13.22%) Node.js
28 1,025 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
29 999 (12.25%) Degree
30 995 (12.20%) RESTful

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
1 280 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
2 271 (3.32%) CMS
3 229 (2.81%) Apache
4 206 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 153 (1.88%) JBoss
6 151 (1.85%) SharePoint
7 104 (1.28%) IIS
8 101 (1.24%) WordPress
9 93 (1.14%) Apache Spark
10 92 (1.13%) WebSphere
11 90 (1.10%) Drupal
12 89 (1.09%) Confluence
13 88 (1.08%) Umbraco
14 75 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 68 (0.83%) nginx
16 64 (0.78%) Ethereum
17 61 (0.75%) Mule
18 51 (0.63%) Apache Solr
19 50 (0.61%) WebLogic
20 43 (0.53%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 68 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.32%) Photoshop
3 17 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 11 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.086%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.049%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.025%) InDesign
9 2 (0.025%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.012%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.012%) Blender
10 1 (0.012%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.012%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.012%) Simulink
10 1 (0.012%) Weka
Business Applications
1 52 (0.64%) Distributed Ledger
2 51 (0.63%) Magento
3 50 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 39 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 38 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
6 13 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
7 12 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
8 9 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.061%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.061%) SAP S/4HANA
10 5 (0.061%) Shopify
11 4 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.049%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.049%) Siebel CRM
12 3 (0.037%) Cognos TM1
12 3 (0.037%) nopCommerce
12 3 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
13 2 (0.025%) Oracle Payables
13 2 (0.025%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,025 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
2 856 (10.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 362 (4.44%) GitHub
4 198 (2.43%) SaaS
5 137 (1.68%) npm
6 101 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
7 84 (1.03%) Serverless
8 79 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
9 77 (0.94%) PaaS
10 74 (0.91%) Office 365
11 66 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
12 59 (0.72%) Amazon S3
13 53 (0.65%) Slack
14 52 (0.64%) Heroku
15 45 (0.55%) OpenShift
16 42 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
17 36 (0.44%) IaaS
18 35 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
19 22 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 21 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 161 (1.97%) HTTP
2 108 (1.32%) Internet
3 51 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 50 (0.61%) Intranet
5 24 (0.29%) AMQP
6 22 (0.27%) SMS
7 21 (0.26%) SSH
8 18 (0.22%) Broadband
9 16 (0.20%) Bluetooth
9 16 (0.20%) DNS
10 14 (0.17%) Wireless
11 12 (0.15%) SSL
12 9 (0.11%) Network Security
13 8 (0.098%) Firewall
14 7 (0.086%) Skype
15 5 (0.061%) DHCP
15 5 (0.061%) Value-Added Service
15 5 (0.061%) WAN
16 4 (0.049%) VoIP
16 4 (0.049%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,780 (21.83%) SQL Server
2 944 (11.58%) MySQL
3 682 (8.36%) NoSQL
4 420 (5.15%) MongoDB
5 389 (4.77%) Relational Database
6 361 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
7 288 (3.53%) Big Data
8 276 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 244 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 243 (2.98%) Redis
11 198 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
12 192 (2.35%) Blockchain
13 168 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 142 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
15 128 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
16 124 (1.52%) Power BI
17 111 (1.36%) RDBMS
18 109 (1.34%) Hadoop
19 105 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
20 81 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,443 (17.70%) Git (software)
2 461 (5.65%) Jenkins
3 394 (4.83%) Visual Studio
4 342 (4.19%) JIRA
5 328 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 300 (3.68%) Maven
7 279 (3.42%) webpack
8 255 (3.13%) JUnit
9 249 (3.05%) Subversion
10 243 (2.98%) gulp
10 243 (2.98%) Selenium
11 183 (2.24%) NUnit
12 176 (2.16%) Jasmine
13 166 (2.04%) Cucumber
14 155 (1.90%) Grunt
15 146 (1.79%) TeamCity
16 116 (1.42%) Karma Test Runner
17 114 (1.40%) Eclipse
18 111 (1.36%) Mocha
19 98 (1.20%) MSTest
General
1 1,642 (20.14%) Finance
2 488 (5.98%) Banking
3 452 (5.54%) Retail
4 307 (3.77%) Games
5 263 (3.23%) Advertising
6 224 (2.75%) Marketing
7 200 (2.45%) Telecoms
8 119 (1.46%) Front Office
9 96 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 95 (1.17%) Electronics
11 80 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 76 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 66 (0.81%) Law
14 61 (0.75%) Legal
15 59 (0.72%) Publishing
16 58 (0.71%) Back Office
17 49 (0.60%) Automotive
18 41 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
19 30 (0.37%) Retail Banking
20 15 (0.18%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,032 (37.18%) HTML
2 3,002 (36.82%) .NET
3 2,799 (34.33%) CSS
4 2,118 (25.97%) AngularJS
5 1,730 (21.22%) ASP.NET
6 1,355 (16.62%) jQuery
7 1,227 (15.05%) Spring
8 1,215 (14.90%) HTML5
9 1,186 (14.55%) React
10 1,123 (13.77%) Web Services
11 1,078 (13.22%) Node.js
12 995 (12.20%) RESTful
13 986 (12.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 862 (10.57%) REST
15 768 (9.42%) ASP.NET Web API
16 750 (9.20%) .NET Framework
17 683 (8.38%) CSS3
18 529 (6.49%) XML
19 499 (6.12%) Hibernate
20 445 (5.46%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 757 (9.28%) Computer Science
2 650 (7.97%) Greenfield Project
3 530 (6.50%) User Experience
4 482 (5.91%) Fintech
5 317 (3.89%) Mobile App
6 307 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
7 251 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
8 227 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
9 142 (1.74%) Algorithms
10 95 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 88 (1.08%) Equities
12 86 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
13 82 (1.01%) Hedge funds
14 71 (0.87%) Derivative
15 69 (0.85%) Bitcoin
16 67 (0.82%) Management Information System
17 64 (0.78%) Online Games
18 55 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 52 (0.64%) Private Cloud
20 42 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 834 (10.23%) Linux
2 319 (3.91%) Windows
3 295 (3.62%) Android
4 282 (3.46%) Apple iOS
5 188 (2.31%) Unix
6 44 (0.54%) Windows Server
7 35 (0.43%) Mac OS
8 34 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 21 (0.26%) CentOS
10 20 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
11 19 (0.23%) VMS
12 18 (0.22%) Solaris
13 16 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.18%) Windows Phone
15 11 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.086%) AIX
16 7 (0.086%) Debian
17 3 (0.037%) Fedora
17 3 (0.037%) HPUX
17 3 (0.037%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,928 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
2 2,193 (26.89%) MVC
3 1,916 (23.50%) TDD
4 1,244 (15.26%) Scrum
5 1,185 (14.53%) Software Engineering
6 1,105 (13.55%) Web Development
7 1,084 (13.29%) OO
8 925 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
9 908 (11.14%) Front End Development
10 823 (10.09%) Microservices
11 798 (9.79%) Unit Testing
12 791 (9.70%) Mentoring
13 660 (8.09%) DevOps
14 651 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
15 636 (7.80%) BDD
16 621 (7.62%) SDLC
17 614 (7.53%) Test Automation
18 561 (6.88%) E-Commerce
19 526 (6.45%) OOP
20 440 (5.40%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 4,011 (49.19%) JavaScript
2 3,071 (37.66%) C#
3 2,635 (32.32%) SQL
4 2,578 (31.62%) Java
5 1,095 (13.43%) PHP
6 765 (9.38%) Python
7 609 (7.47%) Java 8
8 489 (6.00%) T-SQL
9 402 (4.93%) C++
10 334 (4.10%) Ruby
11 331 (4.06%) Scala
12 320 (3.92%) TypeScript
13 285 (3.50%) ES6
14 194 (2.38%) C
15 168 (2.06%) VB.NET
16 161 (1.97%) PL/SQL
17 132 (1.62%) Apple Swift
18 129 (1.58%) PowerShell
19 128 (1.57%) Objective-C
20 95 (1.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 999 (12.25%) Degree
2 305 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 80 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (0.60%) Security Cleared
5 45 (0.55%) PhD
6 32 (0.39%) Master's Degree
7 29 (0.36%) SC Cleared
8 28 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
9 16 (0.20%) AWS Certification
10 14 (0.17%) MCSE
10 14 (0.17%) MCTS
11 10 (0.12%) DBS Check
11 10 (0.12%) MCSD
12 9 (0.11%) MCPD
13 8 (0.098%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.086%) MCP
15 4 (0.049%) BPSS Clearance
16 3 (0.037%) Sun Certification
17 2 (0.025%) MCSA
17 2 (0.025%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (4.33%) QA
2 52 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 23 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.16%) GDPR
5 12 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.12%) GCP
7 9 (0.11%) SLA
8 6 (0.074%) SEPA
9 4 (0.049%) PSD2
10 3 (0.037%) HL7
10 3 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.037%) WCAG
11 2 (0.025%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.012%) GAMP
12 1 (0.012%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.012%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.012%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.012%) MiFID
12 1 (0.012%) MISRA C
12 1 (0.012%) TickIT
System Software
1 634 (7.78%) Docker
2 29 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 23 (0.28%) HDFS
4 18 (0.22%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.061%) LXC
6 4 (0.049%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.049%) GridGain
6 4 (0.049%) Samba
6 4 (0.049%) Squid
7 3 (0.037%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.037%) Firmware
8 2 (0.025%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.025%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.012%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.012%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 146 (1.79%) Kubernetes
2 127 (1.56%) Ansible
3 108 (1.32%) Puppet
4 76 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (0.81%) Terraform
6 35 (0.43%) Kibana
7 34 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (0.15%) logstash
9 9 (0.11%) Consul
9 9 (0.11%) Packer
10 8 (0.098%) Marathon
10 8 (0.098%) Mesos
10 8 (0.098%) Salt
11 6 (0.074%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.061%) Capistrano
12 5 (0.061%) Graphite
12 5 (0.061%) SmoothWall
13 4 (0.049%) Ambari
13 4 (0.049%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.037%) cPanel
Vendors
1 1,122 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 540 (6.62%) Oracle
3 308 (3.78%) Google
4 123 (1.51%) Zend
5 120 (1.47%) Capita
6 113 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 106 (1.30%) Xamarin
8 101 (1.24%) SAP
9 87 (1.07%) Twitter
10 77 (0.94%) Sitecore
11 71 (0.87%) WorldPay
12 70 (0.86%) Apple
13 67 (0.82%) Tableau
14 45 (0.55%) TIBCO
15 41 (0.50%) Adobe
16 39 (0.48%) IBM
17 37 (0.45%) hybris
18 32 (0.39%) DevExpress
19 22 (0.27%) Splunk
20 21 (0.26%) Sybase