Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 51 52
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 7,462 8,932 9,023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.04% 5.31% 5.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% 5.53% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 6,510 7,650 8,103
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £81,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 142,011 161,475 169,235
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.98% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,983 130,951 142,429
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +6 3,687 £70,000 +7.69% 554
South East -2 1,400 £55,000 +4.76% 196
North of England +8 993 £47,500 +5.56% 248
Midlands -10 535 £52,000 +15.56% 125
North West -13 485 £50,000 +5.26% 130
Yorkshire +16 470 £45,000 - 95
South West -2 438 £50,000 +5.26% 119
East of England -15 398 £55,000 +4.76% 91
West Midlands -24 287 £50,000 +5.26% 69
East Midlands +3 246 £52,750 +17.22% 56
North East -18 39 £45,000 +15.38% 23
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 3,647 (48.87%) Agile Software Development
2 3,265 (43.76%) JavaScript
3 2,729 (36.57%) C#
4 2,566 (34.39%) .NET
5 2,461 (32.98%) Java
6 2,294 (30.74%) SQL
7 2,234 (29.94%) HTML
8 2,094 (28.06%) CSS
9 1,779 (23.84%) TDD
10 1,778 (23.83%) AngularJS
11 1,738 (23.29%) MVC
12 1,706 (22.86%) SQL Server
13 1,485 (19.90%) Finance
14 1,350 (18.09%) ASP.NET
15 1,238 (16.59%) Git (software)
16 1,189 (15.93%) Microservices
17 1,138 (15.25%) React
18 1,128 (15.12%) Microsoft Azure
19 1,125 (15.08%) Scrum
20 1,103 (14.78%) Software Engineering
21 1,067 (14.30%) Spring
21 1,067 (14.30%) Microsoft
22 1,025 (13.74%) Web Services
23 973 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
24 946 (12.68%) HTML5
25 902 (12.09%) jQuery
26 874 (11.71%) RESTful
27 836 (11.20%) OO
28 830 (11.12%) Continuous Integration
29 819 (10.98%) Python

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
1 276 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 233 (3.12%) CMS
3 171 (2.29%) Tomcat
4 170 (2.28%) IIS
5 143 (1.92%) Apache
6 111 (1.49%) Apache Spark
7 101 (1.35%) Umbraco
8 95 (1.27%) WordPress
9 92 (1.23%) SharePoint
10 86 (1.15%) Confluence
11 80 (1.07%) JBoss
12 64 (0.86%) Drupal
13 52 (0.70%) WebSphere
14 49 (0.66%) nginx
15 40 (0.54%) Apache Solr
16 37 (0.50%) Ethereum
17 36 (0.48%) EPiServer
18 34 (0.46%) Jetty
19 30 (0.40%) NServiceBus
19 30 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 88 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (0.44%) Photoshop
3 29 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 22 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.11%) InVision
7 6 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.067%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.040%) InDesign
9 3 (0.040%) Maya
10 2 (0.027%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.027%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.013%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.013%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 84 (1.13%) Magento
2 83 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
4 17 (0.23%) Ripple
5 14 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.13%) Shopify
7 9 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
8 8 (0.11%) thinkFolio
9 7 (0.094%) Distributed Ledger
9 7 (0.094%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.094%) WebTrends
10 5 (0.067%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.067%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.067%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.054%) Scribe Insight
11 4 (0.054%) SDL Web 8
12 3 (0.040%) Cognos TM1
12 3 (0.040%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1,128 (15.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 973 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
3 245 (3.28%) SaaS
4 175 (2.35%) GitHub
5 130 (1.74%) Serverless
6 103 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 72 (0.96%) npm
8 69 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
9 68 (0.91%) PaaS
10 53 (0.71%) Amazon S3
10 53 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
11 50 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
12 43 (0.58%) Office 365
13 35 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
14 29 (0.39%) IaaS
15 26 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
16 25 (0.34%) Slack
17 22 (0.29%) OpenShift
18 21 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
18 21 (0.28%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 146 (1.96%) HTTP
2 120 (1.61%) Internet
3 33 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.25%) SSL
5 14 (0.19%) Intranet
6 13 (0.17%) AMQP
7 9 (0.12%) SMS
8 6 (0.080%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.067%) DNS
9 5 (0.067%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.067%) Network Security
9 5 (0.067%) Skype
9 5 (0.067%) VoIP
9 5 (0.067%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.054%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.054%) SAN
10 4 (0.054%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.040%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
11 3 (0.040%) Wireless
12 2 (0.027%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,706 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 684 (9.17%) MySQL
3 476 (6.38%) NoSQL
4 463 (6.20%) Relational Database
5 361 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 313 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 304 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
8 296 (3.97%) MongoDB
9 274 (3.67%) Big Data
10 245 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
10 245 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 163 (2.18%) Power BI
12 154 (2.06%) Redis
13 136 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 134 (1.80%) RDBMS
15 127 (1.70%) Oracle Database
16 123 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
17 122 (1.63%) Hadoop
18 98 (1.31%) Blockchain
19 96 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,238 (16.59%) Git (software)
2 456 (6.11%) Jenkins
3 342 (4.58%) Visual Studio
4 311 (4.17%) Maven
5 293 (3.93%) JIRA
6 270 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 199 (2.67%) Selenium
8 191 (2.56%) Subversion
9 185 (2.48%) webpack
10 178 (2.39%) TeamCity
11 172 (2.31%) gulp
12 166 (2.22%) JUnit
13 156 (2.09%) NUnit
14 153 (2.05%) Cucumber
15 142 (1.90%) Eclipse
16 140 (1.88%) Gradle
17 126 (1.69%) Grunt
18 125 (1.68%) Jasmine
19 103 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
20 86 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,485 (19.90%) Finance
2 458 (6.14%) Banking
3 452 (6.06%) Retail
4 258 (3.46%) Games
5 217 (2.91%) Marketing
6 175 (2.35%) Advertising
7 154 (2.06%) Front Office
8 122 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 102 (1.37%) Law
10 78 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 72 (0.96%) Electronics
12 70 (0.94%) Legal
13 67 (0.90%) Automotive
14 65 (0.87%) Investment Banking
15 62 (0.83%) Back Office
16 43 (0.58%) Publishing
17 28 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
18 26 (0.35%) Financial Institution
19 20 (0.27%) Billing
20 14 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,566 (34.39%) .NET
2 2,234 (29.94%) HTML
3 2,094 (28.06%) CSS
4 1,778 (23.83%) AngularJS
5 1,350 (18.09%) ASP.NET
6 1,138 (15.25%) React
7 1,067 (14.30%) Spring
8 1,025 (13.74%) Web Services
9 946 (12.68%) HTML5
10 902 (12.09%) jQuery
11 874 (11.71%) RESTful
12 719 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 718 (9.62%) REST
14 713 (9.56%) Node.js
15 674 (9.03%) ASP.NET Web API
16 619 (8.30%) .NET Framework
17 585 (7.84%) CSS3
18 413 (5.53%) Spring Boot
19 392 (5.25%) XML
20 382 (5.12%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 617 (8.27%) Greenfield Project
2 574 (7.69%) Fintech
3 498 (6.67%) User Experience
4 372 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
5 257 (3.44%) Mobile App
6 195 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
7 182 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
8 148 (1.98%) Algorithms
9 97 (1.30%) Equities
10 94 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 89 (1.19%) Hedge funds
12 85 (1.14%) Data Structures
13 76 (1.02%) Derivative
14 68 (0.91%) Fixed Income
15 60 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
16 38 (0.51%) N-Tier
17 34 (0.46%) Client/Server
18 33 (0.44%) NHS
19 32 (0.43%) Bitcoin
19 32 (0.43%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 632 (8.47%) Linux
2 321 (4.30%) Windows
3 280 (3.75%) Apple iOS
4 266 (3.56%) Android
5 229 (3.07%) Unix
6 42 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 34 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 20 (0.27%) Solaris
9 18 (0.24%) VMS
10 16 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 14 (0.19%) CentOS
12 13 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.12%) DC/OS
13 9 (0.12%) Debian
13 9 (0.12%) Mesosphere
14 8 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.054%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.040%) Android TV
17 2 (0.027%) tvOS
17 2 (0.027%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,647 (48.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1,779 (23.84%) TDD
3 1,738 (23.29%) MVC
4 1,189 (15.93%) Microservices
5 1,125 (15.08%) Scrum
6 1,103 (14.78%) Software Engineering
7 836 (11.20%) OO
8 830 (11.12%) Continuous Integration
9 755 (10.12%) Web Development
10 750 (10.05%) Front End Development
11 747 (10.01%) DevOps
12 692 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
13 634 (8.50%) BDD
14 617 (8.27%) Mentoring
15 597 (8.00%) Unit Testing
16 571 (7.65%) Test Automation
17 544 (7.29%) Computer Science
18 520 (6.97%) SDLC
19 512 (6.86%) E-Commerce
20 444 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3,265 (43.76%) JavaScript
2 2,729 (36.57%) C#
3 2,461 (32.98%) Java
4 2,294 (30.74%) SQL
5 819 (10.98%) Python
6 771 (10.33%) PHP
7 538 (7.21%) Java 8
8 482 (6.46%) T-SQL
9 361 (4.84%) C++
10 297 (3.98%) TypeScript
11 283 (3.79%) Ruby
12 245 (3.28%) Scala
13 218 (2.92%) ES6
14 162 (2.17%) Go
15 144 (1.93%) PL/SQL
16 136 (1.82%) Apple Swift
17 135 (1.81%) VB.NET
18 127 (1.70%) Objective-C
19 115 (1.54%) C
20 93 (1.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 746 (10.00%) Degree
2 223 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 68 (0.91%) Security Cleared
4 48 (0.64%) SC Cleared
5 41 (0.55%) Master's Degree
6 40 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
7 34 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (0.42%) PhD
9 13 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 12 (0.16%) MCP
11 10 (0.13%) MCPD
12 8 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (0.094%) BC Cleared
14 6 (0.080%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.080%) MCSE
15 5 (0.067%) CISSP
16 4 (0.054%) PMI Certification
17 3 (0.040%) SAFe Agilist
18 2 (0.027%) DV Cleared
18 2 (0.027%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (4.13%) QA
2 38 (0.51%) GDPR
3 21 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.23%) MiFID
5 13 (0.17%) WAI
6 8 (0.11%) EMIR
6 8 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.094%) SLA
8 5 (0.067%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.067%) WCAG
9 4 (0.054%) FATCA
9 4 (0.054%) PSD2
10 3 (0.040%) DICOM
10 3 (0.040%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.027%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.013%) GAMP
12 1 (0.013%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.013%) SEPA
System Software
1 723 (9.69%) Docker
2 30 (0.40%) HDFS
3 28 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.27%) GridGain
5 17 (0.23%) Varnish
6 11 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (0.094%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.094%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.040%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.027%) Firmware
10 2 (0.027%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.013%) LXC
11 1 (0.013%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.013%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 305 (4.09%) Kubernetes
2 98 (1.31%) Ansible
3 93 (1.25%) Terraform
4 89 (1.19%) Puppet
5 64 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
7 15 (0.20%) Graphite
7 15 (0.20%) Oozie
8 14 (0.19%) Grafana
8 14 (0.19%) Kibana
8 14 (0.19%) Mesos
9 13 (0.17%) Consul
10 10 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.12%) Packer
12 7 (0.094%) Hadoop YARN
12 7 (0.094%) Marathon
13 6 (0.080%) Rancher
14 5 (0.067%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.067%) Prometheus
15 4 (0.054%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,067 (14.30%) Microsoft
2 561 (7.52%) Oracle
3 234 (3.14%) Google
4 104 (1.39%) Tableau
5 102 (1.37%) Zend
6 93 (1.25%) Xamarin
7 84 (1.13%) SAP
8 60 (0.80%) Apple
9 59 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 56 (0.75%) Adobe
11 51 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
12 50 (0.67%) IBM
13 49 (0.66%) Sitecore
14 42 (0.56%) Atlassian
15 31 (0.42%) MuleSoft
16 29 (0.39%) Informatica
16 29 (0.39%) Splunk
17 24 (0.32%) DevExpress
18 23 (0.31%) TIBCO
19 21 (0.28%) Sybase