Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 52 53
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 8,015 9,053 9,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.06% 5.44% 5.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 5.66% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6,995 7,723 8,735
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £38,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% - +10.00%

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 152,504 159,845 180,654
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.08% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 123,814 129,993 153,522
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 £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 15 August 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 15 August 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 0 3,642 £67,500 +3.85% 538
South East +8 1,589 £52,500 - 148
North of England +2 1,201 £45,000 - 184
Midlands -14 619 £50,000 +11.11% 95
North West -13 569 £47,500 - 104
Yorkshire +14 556 £45,000 - 65
South West -12 490 £50,000 +5.26% 76
East of England -20 464 £55,000 +4.76% 108
West Midlands -19 368 £50,000 +11.11% 48
East Midlands -2 250 £50,000 +11.11% 47
North East +9 76 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 3,808 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
2 3,763 (46.95%) JavaScript
3 3,111 (38.81%) C#
4 2,984 (37.23%) .NET
5 2,706 (33.76%) HTML
6 2,601 (32.45%) Java
7 2,598 (32.41%) SQL
8 2,493 (31.10%) CSS
9 2,144 (26.75%) MVC
10 2,090 (26.08%) AngularJS
11 1,948 (24.30%) TDD
12 1,771 (22.10%) SQL Server
13 1,660 (20.71%) Finance
14 1,654 (20.64%) ASP.NET
15 1,453 (18.13%) Git (software)
16 1,212 (15.12%) Scrum
17 1,209 (15.08%) React
18 1,201 (14.98%) Spring
19 1,189 (14.83%) Microsoft
20 1,139 (14.21%) jQuery
21 1,137 (14.19%) Software Engineering
22 1,128 (14.07%) Web Services
23 1,092 (13.62%) HTML5
24 1,074 (13.40%) Amazon AWS
25 1,041 (12.99%) RESTful
26 1,035 (12.91%) Microsoft Azure
27 999 (12.46%) Microservices
28 977 (12.19%) OO
29 950 (11.85%) ASP.NET MVC
30 932 (11.63%) Node.js

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
1 228 (2.84%) Apache
2 227 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
3 226 (2.82%) CMS
4 188 (2.35%) Tomcat
5 168 (2.10%) SharePoint
6 143 (1.78%) IIS
7 118 (1.47%) Confluence
8 117 (1.46%) JBoss
9 103 (1.29%) Apache Spark
10 96 (1.20%) Umbraco
11 93 (1.16%) WebSphere
12 92 (1.15%) Drupal
13 91 (1.14%) WordPress
14 80 (1.00%) Ethereum
15 56 (0.70%) nginx
16 54 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 52 (0.65%) NServiceBus
18 46 (0.57%) Mule
19 37 (0.46%) Apache Solr
19 37 (0.46%) WildFly
Applications
1 90 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (0.45%) Photoshop
3 34 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 13 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 9 (0.11%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.087%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.062%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.062%) InVision
11 3 (0.037%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.025%) InDesign
13 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.012%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.012%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.012%) Maya
13 1 (0.012%) Simulink
13 1 (0.012%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 58 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
2 41 (0.51%) Magento
3 39 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
4 36 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (0.24%) Markit EDM
6 15 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 13 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.15%) Ripple
9 10 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
10 8 (0.100%) NetSuite
11 6 (0.075%) SDL Web 8
11 6 (0.075%) SunGard GMI
12 5 (0.062%) SAP S/4HANA
12 5 (0.062%) Siebel CRM
12 5 (0.062%) WebTrends
13 4 (0.050%) Oracle BPM
14 3 (0.037%) nopCommerce
14 3 (0.037%) OpenCart
15 2 (0.025%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 1,074 (13.40%) Amazon AWS
2 1,035 (12.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 287 (3.58%) GitHub
4 215 (2.68%) SaaS
5 109 (1.36%) npm
6 106 (1.32%) Serverless
7 93 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
8 85 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
9 80 (1.00%) PaaS
10 74 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
11 68 (0.85%) Amazon S3
12 65 (0.81%) Office 365
13 55 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
14 38 (0.47%) IaaS
15 35 (0.44%) Slack
16 30 (0.37%) OpenShift
17 26 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 26 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
18 25 (0.31%) Heroku
18 25 (0.31%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 154 (1.92%) HTTP
2 96 (1.20%) Internet
3 59 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.27%) Bluetooth
4 22 (0.27%) SMS
5 21 (0.26%) Intranet
6 19 (0.24%) SSL
7 17 (0.21%) AMQP
8 16 (0.20%) DNS
9 11 (0.14%) Broadband
10 9 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (0.11%) Wireless
11 6 (0.075%) Network Security
11 6 (0.075%) Skype
12 5 (0.062%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.050%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
13 4 (0.050%) SSH
13 4 (0.050%) Value-Added Service
14 3 (0.037%) MQTT
14 3 (0.037%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,771 (22.10%) SQL Server
2 818 (10.21%) MySQL
3 637 (7.95%) NoSQL
4 427 (5.33%) Relational Database
5 378 (4.72%) MongoDB
6 351 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 337 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
8 304 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 259 (3.23%) Big Data
10 241 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
11 239 (2.98%) Blockchain
12 234 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 227 (2.83%) Redis
14 164 (2.05%) Power BI
15 144 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
16 141 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
17 127 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
18 95 (1.19%) Hadoop
19 93 (1.16%) RDBMS
20 82 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,453 (18.13%) Git (software)
2 543 (6.77%) Jenkins
3 395 (4.93%) JIRA
4 353 (4.40%) Maven
5 326 (4.07%) Visual Studio
6 322 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 261 (3.26%) JUnit
8 255 (3.18%) webpack
9 238 (2.97%) Selenium
10 233 (2.91%) Subversion
11 231 (2.88%) gulp
12 206 (2.57%) TeamCity
13 182 (2.27%) NUnit
14 171 (2.13%) Cucumber
14 171 (2.13%) Jasmine
15 147 (1.83%) Grunt
16 146 (1.82%) Eclipse
17 139 (1.73%) Mocha
18 130 (1.62%) Gradle
19 128 (1.60%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1,660 (20.71%) Finance
2 468 (5.84%) Banking
3 422 (5.27%) Retail
4 306 (3.82%) Games
5 206 (2.57%) Marketing
6 203 (2.53%) Advertising
7 173 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 147 (1.83%) Front Office
9 83 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 80 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 75 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 75 (0.94%) Law
12 72 (0.90%) Electronics
13 67 (0.84%) Automotive
13 67 (0.84%) Legal
14 45 (0.56%) Publishing
15 44 (0.55%) Back Office
16 35 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (0.20%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,984 (37.23%) .NET
2 2,706 (33.76%) HTML
3 2,493 (31.10%) CSS
4 2,090 (26.08%) AngularJS
5 1,654 (20.64%) ASP.NET
6 1,209 (15.08%) React
7 1,201 (14.98%) Spring
8 1,139 (14.21%) jQuery
9 1,128 (14.07%) Web Services
10 1,092 (13.62%) HTML5
11 1,041 (12.99%) RESTful
12 950 (11.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 932 (11.63%) Node.js
14 877 (10.94%) REST
15 766 (9.56%) ASP.NET Web API
16 701 (8.75%) .NET Framework
17 628 (7.84%) CSS3
18 483 (6.03%) Hibernate
19 427 (5.33%) XML
20 413 (5.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 646 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
2 634 (7.91%) Computer Science
3 526 (6.56%) User Experience
4 525 (6.55%) Fintech
5 362 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
6 320 (3.99%) Mobile App
7 252 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
8 222 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
9 143 (1.78%) Algorithms
10 102 (1.27%) Hedge funds
11 99 (1.24%) Equities
12 95 (1.19%) Data Structures
13 91 (1.14%) Derivative
14 86 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
15 73 (0.91%) Bitcoin
15 73 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 56 (0.70%) Fixed Income
17 50 (0.62%) Online Games
18 39 (0.49%) NHS
19 34 (0.42%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 779 (9.72%) Linux
2 308 (3.84%) Windows
3 303 (3.78%) Android
4 299 (3.73%) Apple iOS
5 152 (1.90%) Unix
6 44 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 32 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 26 (0.32%) VMS
9 23 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 16 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 15 (0.19%) CentOS
12 13 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
14 8 (0.100%) Solaris
15 7 (0.087%) AIX
16 6 (0.075%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.037%) Debian
18 2 (0.025%) Fedora
18 2 (0.025%) MVS
19 1 (0.012%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,808 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
2 2,144 (26.75%) MVC
3 1,948 (24.30%) TDD
4 1,212 (15.12%) Scrum
5 1,137 (14.19%) Software Engineering
6 999 (12.46%) Microservices
7 977 (12.19%) OO
8 915 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
9 892 (11.13%) Web Development
10 771 (9.62%) Front End Development
11 750 (9.36%) DevOps
12 736 (9.18%) Mentoring
13 722 (9.01%) Unit Testing
14 721 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
15 707 (8.82%) BDD
16 638 (7.96%) Test Automation
17 567 (7.07%) SDLC
18 520 (6.49%) E-Commerce
19 502 (6.26%) SOLID
20 466 (5.81%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3,763 (46.95%) JavaScript
2 3,111 (38.81%) C#
3 2,601 (32.45%) Java
4 2,598 (32.41%) SQL
5 909 (11.34%) PHP
6 879 (10.97%) Python
7 645 (8.05%) Java 8
8 547 (6.82%) T-SQL
9 370 (4.62%) C++
10 356 (4.44%) Scala
11 339 (4.23%) TypeScript
12 281 (3.51%) Ruby
13 263 (3.28%) ES6
14 178 (2.22%) VB.NET
15 156 (1.95%) C
16 137 (1.71%) Apple Swift
17 136 (1.70%) Objective-C
18 135 (1.68%) PL/SQL
19 128 (1.60%) Go
20 116 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 881 (10.99%) Degree
2 273 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 76 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (0.65%) Master's Degree
5 50 (0.62%) Security Cleared
6 28 (0.35%) SC Cleared
7 24 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
8 22 (0.27%) DBS Check
8 22 (0.27%) PhD
9 21 (0.26%) AWS Certification
10 18 (0.22%) MCSE
11 14 (0.17%) MCP
11 14 (0.17%) MCPD
12 10 (0.12%) MCSD
12 10 (0.12%) MCTS
13 6 (0.075%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.062%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.050%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.050%) SAFe Agilist
16 3 (0.037%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (4.48%) QA
2 32 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 29 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 28 (0.35%) GDPR
5 27 (0.34%) GCP
6 11 (0.14%) SLA
7 9 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.11%) MiFID
7 9 (0.11%) WAI
8 6 (0.075%) EMIR
9 5 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.062%) WCAG
10 4 (0.050%) FATCA
11 3 (0.037%) HL7
11 3 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.037%) SEPA
12 2 (0.025%) PSD2
13 1 (0.012%) MISRA
13 1 (0.012%) MISRA C
System Software
1 724 (9.03%) Docker
2 42 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (0.27%) GridGain
4 17 (0.21%) HDFS
5 12 (0.15%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.11%) Firmware
7 6 (0.075%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.075%) Varnish
8 5 (0.062%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (0.037%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.025%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.025%) Samba
10 2 (0.025%) Squid
11 1 (0.012%) LXC
11 1 (0.012%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.012%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 222 (2.77%) Kubernetes
2 126 (1.57%) Ansible
3 100 (1.25%) Terraform
4 91 (1.14%) Puppet
5 67 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
7 38 (0.47%) Kibana
8 16 (0.20%) Mesos
9 13 (0.16%) Marathon
10 9 (0.11%) logstash
11 8 (0.100%) Consul
11 8 (0.100%) Grafana
11 8 (0.100%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.100%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.087%) Graphite
13 5 (0.062%) Oozie
13 5 (0.062%) Packer
14 4 (0.050%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.050%) Rancher
14 4 (0.050%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 1,189 (14.83%) Microsoft
2 496 (6.19%) Oracle
3 294 (3.67%) Google
4 128 (1.60%) Xamarin
5 97 (1.21%) Zend
6 86 (1.07%) Tableau
7 84 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 84 (1.05%) SAP
8 83 (1.04%) Capita
9 80 (1.00%) Apple
9 80 (1.00%) Sitecore
10 79 (0.99%) Twitter
11 61 (0.76%) WorldPay
12 56 (0.70%) Adobe
13 51 (0.64%) IBM
14 49 (0.61%) Atlassian
15 38 (0.47%) TIBCO
16 37 (0.46%) Splunk
17 35 (0.44%) Sybase
18 32 (0.40%) MuleSoft