Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 50 52
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 7,882 8,926 9,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.14% 5.43% 5.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.36% 5.66% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 6,859 7,578 8,445
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £80,000
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 147,097 157,575 174,804
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.90% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 119,487 127,172 147,944
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +5 3,850 £70,000 +7.69% 641
South East +3 1,468 £55,000 +4.76% 216
North of England +5 1,058 £46,528 +3.39% 263
Midlands -8 573 £50,000 +5.26% 158
North West -13 520 £48,750 +2.63% 148
Yorkshire +13 485 £45,000 - 95
South West -2 481 £50,000 +5.26% 92
East of England -9 432 £55,000 +10.00% 84
West Midlands -27 321 £50,000 +5.26% 83
East Midlands +4 251 £52,500 +16.67% 75
North East 0 54 £44,750 +11.88% 20
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 3,803 (48.25%) Agile Software Development
2 3,586 (45.50%) JavaScript
3 3,005 (38.12%) C#
4 2,826 (35.85%) .NET
5 2,599 (32.97%) Java
6 2,499 (31.71%) HTML
7 2,461 (31.22%) SQL
8 2,311 (29.32%) CSS
9 1,962 (24.89%) AngularJS
10 1,957 (24.83%) MVC
11 1,927 (24.45%) TDD
12 1,724 (21.87%) SQL Server
13 1,648 (20.91%) Finance
14 1,444 (18.32%) ASP.NET
15 1,305 (16.56%) Git (software)
16 1,209 (15.34%) React
17 1,203 (15.26%) Scrum
18 1,173 (14.88%) Spring
19 1,147 (14.55%) Microservices
20 1,131 (14.35%) Microsoft Azure
21 1,113 (14.12%) Microsoft
22 1,100 (13.96%) Web Services
23 1,062 (13.47%) Software Engineering
24 1,049 (13.31%) HTML5
25 1,037 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
26 997 (12.65%) jQuery
27 992 (12.59%) RESTful
28 937 (11.89%) OO
29 896 (11.37%) Python
30 888 (11.27%) Continuous Integration

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
1 271 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
2 241 (3.06%) CMS
3 184 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 182 (2.31%) Apache
5 174 (2.21%) IIS
6 148 (1.88%) SharePoint
7 134 (1.70%) Apache Spark
8 105 (1.33%) Confluence
8 105 (1.33%) Umbraco
9 87 (1.10%) JBoss
10 84 (1.07%) WebSphere
11 79 (1.00%) WordPress
12 64 (0.81%) Drupal
13 61 (0.77%) Ethereum
14 54 (0.69%) nginx
15 44 (0.56%) EPiServer
16 43 (0.55%) NServiceBus
17 33 (0.42%) Apache Solr
17 33 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 31 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 81 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 39 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
4 31 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 25 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.10%) InVision
8 7 (0.089%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (0.076%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.076%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.063%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.038%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.038%) InDesign
11 3 (0.038%) Maya
12 2 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.013%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.013%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.013%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.013%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 80 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.71%) Magento
3 29 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
4 26 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 21 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
6 19 (0.24%) Markit EDM
7 18 (0.23%) Ripple
8 13 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
8 13 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.10%) SunGard GMI
10 7 (0.089%) NetSuite
11 6 (0.076%) SDL Web 8
11 6 (0.076%) WebTrends
12 5 (0.063%) SAP Hybris
12 5 (0.063%) Siebel CRM
13 4 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
13 4 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 4 (0.051%) Scribe Insight
14 3 (0.038%) OpenCart
14 3 (0.038%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 1,131 (14.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,037 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
3 228 (2.89%) SaaS
4 202 (2.56%) GitHub
5 128 (1.62%) Serverless
6 91 (1.15%) npm
7 84 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
8 77 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
9 76 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
10 75 (0.95%) PaaS
11 64 (0.81%) Amazon S3
12 51 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
12 51 (0.65%) Office 365
13 33 (0.42%) IaaS
14 29 (0.37%) Yarn
15 27 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
15 27 (0.34%) Slack
16 26 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
17 24 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 23 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 148 (1.88%) HTTP
2 106 (1.34%) Internet
3 47 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.28%) Intranet
5 20 (0.25%) SSL
6 19 (0.24%) SMS
7 16 (0.20%) Bluetooth
8 14 (0.18%) AMQP
9 11 (0.14%) DNS
10 7 (0.089%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.076%) Skype
12 4 (0.051%) Broadband
12 4 (0.051%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.051%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
13 3 (0.038%) Multicast
13 3 (0.038%) PPP
13 3 (0.038%) SSH
13 3 (0.038%) Wireless
14 2 (0.025%) MQTT
14 2 (0.025%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,724 (21.87%) SQL Server
2 748 (9.49%) MySQL
3 576 (7.31%) NoSQL
4 460 (5.84%) Relational Database
5 350 (4.44%) MongoDB
6 349 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 328 (4.16%) PostgreSQL
8 286 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 271 (3.44%) Big Data
10 233 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
11 221 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 183 (2.32%) Blockchain
13 178 (2.26%) Redis
14 160 (2.03%) Power BI
15 141 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
16 121 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
17 120 (1.52%) RDBMS
18 112 (1.42%) Hadoop
18 112 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
19 108 (1.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,305 (16.56%) Git (software)
2 510 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 342 (4.34%) Maven
4 333 (4.22%) JIRA
5 303 (3.84%) Visual Studio
6 271 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 216 (2.74%) JUnit
7 216 (2.74%) webpack
8 202 (2.56%) Subversion
9 199 (2.52%) gulp
9 199 (2.52%) Selenium
10 195 (2.47%) TeamCity
11 176 (2.23%) NUnit
12 155 (1.97%) Eclipse
13 154 (1.95%) Cucumber
14 145 (1.84%) Jasmine
15 143 (1.81%) Gradle
16 137 (1.74%) Grunt
17 125 (1.59%) Mocha
18 106 (1.34%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1,648 (20.91%) Finance
2 489 (6.20%) Banking
3 441 (5.60%) Retail
4 292 (3.70%) Games
5 208 (2.64%) Marketing
6 188 (2.39%) Advertising
7 167 (2.12%) Front Office
8 144 (1.83%) Telecoms
9 90 (1.14%) Law
10 85 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 82 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 72 (0.91%) Electronics
13 71 (0.90%) Legal
14 68 (0.86%) Automotive
15 61 (0.77%) Financial Institution
16 58 (0.74%) Back Office
17 45 (0.57%) Publishing
18 29 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
19 16 (0.20%) Military
20 14 (0.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,826 (35.85%) .NET
2 2,499 (31.71%) HTML
3 2,311 (29.32%) CSS
4 1,962 (24.89%) AngularJS
5 1,444 (18.32%) ASP.NET
6 1,209 (15.34%) React
7 1,173 (14.88%) Spring
8 1,100 (13.96%) Web Services
9 1,049 (13.31%) HTML5
10 997 (12.65%) jQuery
11 992 (12.59%) RESTful
12 835 (10.59%) REST
13 803 (10.19%) Node.js
14 800 (10.15%) ASP.NET MVC
15 764 (9.69%) ASP.NET Web API
16 658 (8.35%) .NET Framework
17 627 (7.95%) CSS3
18 426 (5.40%) Hibernate
19 412 (5.23%) XML
20 392 (4.97%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 680 (8.63%) Greenfield Project
2 572 (7.26%) Computer Science
3 535 (6.79%) Fintech
4 512 (6.50%) User Experience
5 391 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
6 281 (3.57%) Mobile App
7 233 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
8 228 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
9 142 (1.80%) Algorithms
10 107 (1.36%) Equities
11 102 (1.29%) Hedge funds
12 96 (1.22%) Derivative
12 96 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 92 (1.17%) Data Structures
14 79 (1.00%) Fixed Income
15 74 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
16 58 (0.74%) Bitcoin
17 39 (0.49%) N-Tier
18 38 (0.48%) NHS
19 36 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 706 (8.96%) Linux
2 347 (4.40%) Windows
3 305 (3.87%) Apple iOS
4 277 (3.51%) Android
5 201 (2.55%) Unix
6 42 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 35 (0.44%) Ubuntu
8 27 (0.34%) VMS
9 22 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.18%) CentOS
10 14 (0.18%) Solaris
11 13 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.051%) AIX
13 4 (0.051%) Debian
13 4 (0.051%) Nucleus RTOS
14 3 (0.038%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.025%) MVS
16 1 (0.013%) HPUX
16 1 (0.013%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,803 (48.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1,957 (24.83%) MVC
3 1,927 (24.45%) TDD
4 1,203 (15.26%) Scrum
5 1,147 (14.55%) Microservices
6 1,062 (13.47%) Software Engineering
7 937 (11.89%) OO
8 888 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
9 790 (10.02%) Web Development
10 780 (9.90%) Front End Development
11 765 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
12 750 (9.52%) DevOps
13 710 (9.01%) BDD
14 689 (8.74%) Unit Testing
15 664 (8.42%) Mentoring
16 611 (7.75%) Test Automation
17 563 (7.14%) SDLC
18 550 (6.98%) E-Commerce
19 493 (6.25%) SOLID
20 453 (5.75%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3,586 (45.50%) JavaScript
2 3,005 (38.12%) C#
3 2,599 (32.97%) Java
4 2,461 (31.22%) SQL
5 896 (11.37%) Python
6 807 (10.24%) PHP
7 629 (7.98%) Java 8
8 498 (6.32%) T-SQL
9 383 (4.86%) C++
10 336 (4.26%) Scala
11 318 (4.03%) TypeScript
12 272 (3.45%) Ruby
13 229 (2.91%) ES6
14 173 (2.19%) VB.NET
15 162 (2.06%) Go
16 155 (1.97%) C
17 154 (1.95%) Apple Swift
18 143 (1.81%) Objective-C
19 119 (1.51%) PL/SQL
20 104 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 824 (10.45%) Degree
2 242 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (0.74%) Security Cleared
5 52 (0.66%) Master's Degree
6 37 (0.47%) SC Cleared
7 33 (0.42%) PhD
8 31 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
9 20 (0.25%) DBS Check
10 12 (0.15%) MCP
11 11 (0.14%) AWS Certification
12 10 (0.13%) MCPD
12 10 (0.13%) MCSE
13 8 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
14 7 (0.089%) BC Cleared
14 7 (0.089%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.063%) CISSP
15 5 (0.063%) PMI Certification
16 4 (0.051%) SAFe Agilist
17 2 (0.025%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (4.48%) QA
2 25 (0.32%) GDPR
3 23 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.24%) MiFID
5 13 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.15%) SLA
6 12 (0.15%) WAI
7 8 (0.10%) EMIR
8 6 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.063%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.063%) WCAG
10 4 (0.051%) FATCA
10 4 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.038%) DICOM
11 3 (0.038%) HL7
11 3 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.038%) PSD2
12 2 (0.025%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.013%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 728 (9.24%) Docker
2 42 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
3 27 (0.34%) HDFS
4 22 (0.28%) GridGain
5 18 (0.23%) Active Directory
6 11 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (0.13%) Varnish
8 9 (0.11%) Firmware
9 5 (0.063%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.051%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.038%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.025%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.025%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.013%) Platform Symphony
13 1 (0.013%) Samba
13 1 (0.013%) Squid
13 1 (0.013%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 268 (3.40%) Kubernetes
2 122 (1.55%) Ansible
3 96 (1.22%) Terraform
4 90 (1.14%) Puppet
5 61 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
7 29 (0.37%) Kibana
8 18 (0.23%) Graphite
9 16 (0.20%) Grafana
9 16 (0.20%) Mesos
10 14 (0.18%) Consul
11 13 (0.16%) Oozie
12 9 (0.11%) Packer
12 9 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.089%) logstash
13 7 (0.089%) Marathon
14 6 (0.076%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 3 (0.038%) Nagios
16 3 (0.038%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 1,113 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 541 (6.86%) Oracle
3 261 (3.31%) Google
4 109 (1.38%) Zend
5 102 (1.29%) Xamarin
6 88 (1.12%) SAP
7 84 (1.07%) Tableau
8 77 (0.98%) Apple
9 66 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 64 (0.81%) Sitecore
11 58 (0.74%) IBM
12 52 (0.66%) Atlassian
13 50 (0.63%) Red Hat
14 47 (0.60%) Adobe
15 44 (0.56%) Twitter
16 37 (0.47%) Informatica
17 34 (0.43%) Sybase
17 34 (0.43%) TIBCO
18 33 (0.42%) WorldPay
19 32 (0.41%) MuleSoft