Period
to 19 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 40 52
Rank change year-on-year +5 +12 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 3,570 6,489 7,044
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.26% 5.64% 5.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.58% 5.90% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,814 6,218 6,667
Median annual salary £60,000 £61,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.83% +2.92% +9.09%
10th Percentile £43,575 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 54,221 109,971 134,421
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 95.55% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 44,621 89,669 109,931
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,250 £28,750 £28,475
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 -2 1,515 £75,000 - 376
South East +12 693 £60,000 +4.35% 136
North of England -1 557 £52,500 +5.00% 185
South West +33 354 £52,500 +5.00% 68
North West +5 327 £55,000 +4.76% 118
Midlands -1 291 £52,500 +5.00% 85
West Midlands -6 176 £52,500 +5.00% 59
Yorkshire -21 163 £47,500 -5.00% 56
East Midlands +1 115 £55,000 +10.00% 26
East of England +15 104 £60,000 +4.35% 37
North East +29 66 £50,000 +20.48% 11
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 1,611 (45.13%) JavaScript
2 1,534 (42.97%) Agile Software Development
3 1,248 (34.96%) .NET
4 1,233 (34.54%) C#
5 1,045 (29.27%) CSS
6 1,022 (28.63%) HTML
7 1,018 (28.52%) SQL
8 863 (24.17%) Java
9 831 (23.28%) Azure
10 741 (20.76%) React
11 702 (19.66%) TDD
12 700 (19.61%) AWS
13 696 (19.50%) DevOps
14 692 (19.38%) AngularJS
15 688 (19.27%) Microservices
16 659 (18.46%) .NET Core
17 651 (18.24%) SQL Server
18 625 (17.51%) Finance
19 602 (16.86%) MVC
20 552 (15.46%) Docker
21 520 (14.57%) ASP.NET
22 515 (14.43%) Git (software)
23 509 (14.26%) Python
24 488 (13.67%) Front End Development
25 481 (13.47%) Node.js
26 451 (12.63%) TypeScript
27 393 (11.01%) Kubernetes
28 390 (10.92%) Software Engineering
28 390 (10.92%) Mentoring
29 389 (10.90%) Spring

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
1 145 (4.06%) CMS
2 116 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
3 83 (2.32%) WordPress
4 82 (2.30%) SharePoint
5 54 (1.51%) Apache
6 53 (1.48%) NServiceBus
7 45 (1.26%) Apache Spark
8 41 (1.15%) Confluence
8 41 (1.15%) IIS
9 31 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
10 30 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 30 (0.84%) Umbraco
11 29 (0.81%) EPiServer
12 24 (0.67%) Kentico
13 19 (0.53%) Joomla!
14 18 (0.50%) Drupal
15 14 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
16 13 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (0.36%) nginx
17 10 (0.28%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 14 (0.39%) Zeplin
2 11 (0.31%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.22%) Chatbot
3 8 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.11%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.084%) Figma
7 2 (0.056%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.056%) Sketch
8 1 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.028%) InVision
8 1 (0.028%) Maya
8 1 (0.028%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 73 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (1.12%) Magento
3 32 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
4 18 (0.50%) nopCommerce
5 12 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.17%) FINCAD Analytics
6 6 (0.17%) Shopify
7 5 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.11%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.084%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.084%) SAP PSCD
10 2 (0.056%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.056%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.056%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.056%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.028%) Cognos TM1
11 1 (0.028%) Endur
11 1 (0.028%) SunGard Martini
11 1 (0.028%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 831 (23.28%) Azure
2 700 (19.61%) AWS
3 219 (6.13%) SaaS
4 150 (4.20%) GCP
5 149 (4.17%) Serverless
6 86 (2.41%) PaaS
7 78 (2.18%) AWS Lambda
8 73 (2.04%) GitHub
9 60 (1.68%) Power Platform
10 45 (1.26%) IaaS
11 39 (1.09%) npm
12 36 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
13 33 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
14 30 (0.84%) Amazon S3
14 30 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
15 26 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
16 23 (0.64%) Amazon ECS
17 22 (0.62%) Stackdriver
18 19 (0.53%) Azure Functions
19 18 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 100 (2.80%) HTTP
2 51 (1.43%) Skype
3 27 (0.76%) Internet
4 21 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.28%) WEP
6 7 (0.20%) SSL
7 5 (0.14%) Network Security
8 4 (0.11%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.11%) Broadband
8 4 (0.11%) FTP
8 4 (0.11%) Intranet
8 4 (0.11%) SMTP
8 4 (0.11%) SNMP
9 1 (0.028%) 5G
9 1 (0.028%) AMQP
9 1 (0.028%) DHCP
9 1 (0.028%) DNS
9 1 (0.028%) Firewall
9 1 (0.028%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 651 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 345 (9.66%) MySQL
3 252 (7.06%) NoSQL
4 220 (6.16%) PostgreSQL
5 208 (5.83%) MongoDB
6 150 (4.20%) Relational Database
7 97 (2.72%) Big Data
8 84 (2.35%) Redis
8 84 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 80 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 69 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
11 52 (1.46%) Power BI
12 49 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
13 43 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
14 42 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 30 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 29 (0.81%) Hadoop
17 22 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
17 22 (0.62%) Data Lake
18 21 (0.59%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 515 (14.43%) Git (software)
2 145 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 115 (3.22%) Jenkins
4 101 (2.83%) JIRA
5 90 (2.52%) webpack
6 78 (2.18%) JUnit
7 72 (2.02%) Maven
8 70 (1.96%) Selenium
9 69 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
10 54 (1.51%) Gradle
10 54 (1.51%) Grunt
11 53 (1.48%) gulp
12 52 (1.46%) Visual Studio
13 45 (1.26%) NUnit
14 33 (0.92%) Babel
14 33 (0.92%) TeamCity
15 30 (0.84%) Jasmine
16 29 (0.81%) Bitbucket
17 26 (0.73%) PHPUnit
18 25 (0.70%) Cypress.io
General
1 625 (17.51%) Finance
2 123 (3.45%) Marketing
3 119 (3.33%) Public Sector
4 103 (2.89%) Banking
5 98 (2.75%) Games
6 81 (2.27%) Retail
7 75 (2.10%) Front Office
8 56 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 49 (1.37%) Telecoms
10 38 (1.06%) Electronics
11 36 (1.01%) Law
12 33 (0.92%) Advertising
13 28 (0.78%) Automotive
14 27 (0.76%) Investment Banking
15 21 (0.59%) Legal
16 20 (0.56%) Back Office
17 15 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 15 (0.42%) Local Government
17 15 (0.42%) Publishing
18 11 (0.31%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,248 (34.96%) .NET
2 1,045 (29.27%) CSS
3 1,022 (28.63%) HTML
4 741 (20.76%) React
5 692 (19.38%) AngularJS
6 659 (18.46%) .NET Core
7 520 (14.57%) ASP.NET
8 481 (13.47%) Node.js
9 389 (10.90%) Spring
10 365 (10.22%) .NET Framework
11 355 (9.94%) REST
12 347 (9.72%) Vue.js
13 330 (9.24%) Web Services
14 327 (9.16%) jQuery
15 325 (9.10%) HTML5
16 312 (8.74%) RESTful
17 308 (8.63%) ASP.NET Web API
18 262 (7.34%) Entity Framework
19 258 (7.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 240 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 292 (8.18%) Greenfield Project
2 246 (6.89%) User Experience
3 148 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 147 (4.12%) Mobile App
5 58 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
5 58 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
6 57 (1.60%) Derivative
7 56 (1.57%) Virtual Team
8 52 (1.46%) Algorithms
9 47 (1.32%) Equities
10 46 (1.29%) Fixed Income
10 46 (1.29%) N-Tier
11 43 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 38 (1.06%) Hedge funds
13 36 (1.01%) Reinsurance
14 32 (0.90%) Blog
15 30 (0.84%) Data Structures
16 28 (0.78%) NHS
17 23 (0.64%) Cloud Native
18 18 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 220 (6.16%) Linux
2 142 (3.98%) Android
3 110 (3.08%) Windows
4 107 (3.00%) Apple iOS
5 37 (1.04%) Unix
6 28 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.25%) CentOS
9 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.084%) Debian
12 1 (0.028%) AIX
12 1 (0.028%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,534 (42.97%) Agile Software Development
2 702 (19.66%) TDD
3 696 (19.50%) DevOps
4 688 (19.27%) Microservices
5 602 (16.86%) MVC
6 488 (13.67%) Front End Development
7 390 (10.92%) Mentoring
7 390 (10.92%) Software Engineering
8 378 (10.59%) Scrum
9 298 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
10 296 (8.29%) Fintech
11 285 (7.98%) OO
12 284 (7.96%) Test Automation
13 267 (7.48%) SOLID
14 255 (7.14%) Web Development
15 246 (6.89%) BDD
16 224 (6.27%) SDLC
16 224 (6.27%) Unit Testing
17 220 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
18 219 (6.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,611 (45.13%) JavaScript
2 1,233 (34.54%) C#
3 1,018 (28.52%) SQL
4 863 (24.17%) Java
5 509 (14.26%) Python
6 451 (12.63%) TypeScript
7 353 (9.89%) PHP
8 202 (5.66%) T-SQL
9 127 (3.56%) C++
10 122 (3.42%) Kotlin
11 114 (3.19%) Java 8
12 101 (2.83%) ES6
13 68 (1.90%) Ruby
14 66 (1.85%) Go
14 66 (1.85%) Scala
15 61 (1.71%) C
15 61 (1.71%) PowerShell
16 39 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 32 (0.90%) Apple Swift
18 31 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 274 (7.68%) Degree
2 91 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 76 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 65 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 26 (0.73%) PhD
6 17 (0.48%) Master's Degree
7 13 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (0.22%) Postgraduate
9 6 (0.17%) HNC
10 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.084%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.056%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.056%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.056%) HND
13 1 (0.028%) ISEB
13 1 (0.028%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.028%) MCP
13 1 (0.028%) MOS
13 1 (0.028%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (3.73%) QA
2 14 (0.39%) WAI
3 10 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
3 10 (0.28%) EMIR
3 10 (0.28%) MiFID
4 8 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.17%) ISO 13485
5 6 (0.17%) WCAG
6 5 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.11%) GDPR
8 3 (0.084%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.056%) PMO
9 2 (0.056%) PSD2
9 2 (0.056%) SLA
10 1 (0.028%) IFRS
10 1 (0.028%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 552 (15.46%) Docker
2 10 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.20%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.11%) HDFS
4 4 (0.11%) LXC
4 4 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.084%) Ceph
5 3 (0.084%) Xen
6 2 (0.056%) KVM
6 2 (0.056%) Postfix
7 1 (0.028%) Samba
7 1 (0.028%) Squid
Systems Management
1 393 (11.01%) Kubernetes
2 130 (3.64%) Terraform
3 42 (1.18%) Ansible
3 42 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (0.84%) Grafana
5 19 (0.53%) Puppet
6 13 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (0.31%) MIIS
8 7 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.14%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.11%) Rancher
11 3 (0.084%) Kibana
11 3 (0.084%) Proxmox
12 2 (0.056%) Marathon
12 2 (0.056%) Mesos
13 1 (0.028%) Capistrano
13 1 (0.028%) logstash
13 1 (0.028%) Packer
Vendors
1 356 (9.97%) Microsoft
2 152 (4.26%) Google
3 98 (2.75%) Oracle
4 76 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
5 48 (1.34%) Zend
6 43 (1.20%) Nintex
7 42 (1.18%) Splunk
8 41 (1.15%) SAP
9 40 (1.12%) Apple
10 33 (0.92%) Sitecore
11 29 (0.81%) Xamarin
12 27 (0.76%) Adobe
13 26 (0.73%) ServiceNow
14 16 (0.45%) Databricks
14 16 (0.45%) IBM
15 14 (0.39%) VMware
16 11 (0.31%) Facebook
16 11 (0.31%) Sony
17 10 (0.28%) BT
17 10 (0.28%) Twitter