Period
to 17 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Developer
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 48 48
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,281 1,359 1,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.50% 5.09% 5.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.74% 5.28% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,164 1,231 1,523
South East median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% -1.90%
10th Percentile £43,500 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 22,319 25,732 29,759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.31% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 18,189 21,264 24,840
South East median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the South East

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the South East.

Salary trend for Senior Developer in the South East

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the South East

Senior Developer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 January 2020. 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
Thames Valley +10 516 £60,000 +4.35% 74
Hampshire +11 357 £52,500 - 27
Berkshire -2 279 £60,000 +2.56% 30
Surrey +10 153 £65,000 +12.55% 45
Oxfordshire +23 131 £60,000 +14.29% 24
East Sussex -14 112 £55,000 +4.76% 10
Buckinghamshire +1 106 £60,000 +14.29% 20
West Sussex -11 76 £55,000 -18.52% 7
Kent +23 58 £50,000 - 7
Middlesex - 1 £80,000 -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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 South East region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 622 (48.56%) C#
2 619 (48.32%) JavaScript
3 581 (45.36%) .NET
3 581 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
4 409 (31.93%) HTML
5 405 (31.62%) Java
6 399 (31.15%) CSS
7 389 (30.37%) AngularJS
8 385 (30.05%) SQL Server
9 377 (29.43%) SQL
10 304 (23.73%) MVC
11 290 (22.64%) ASP.NET
12 260 (20.30%) jQuery
13 252 (19.67%) Azure
14 230 (17.95%) React
15 206 (16.08%) TDD
16 203 (15.85%) Git (software)
17 186 (14.52%) Mentoring
18 180 (14.05%) Spring
19 178 (13.90%) Web Development
19 178 (13.90%) Degree
20 173 (13.51%) AWS
21 169 (13.19%) REST
22 162 (12.65%) Microsoft
23 161 (12.57%) Web Services
24 153 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
25 147 (11.48%) Finance
26 144 (11.24%) SaaS
26 144 (11.24%) .NET Framework
27 142 (11.09%) ASP.NET Web API

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 58 (4.53%) Tomcat
2 34 (2.65%) IIS
3 28 (2.19%) Confluence
4 24 (1.87%) CMS
5 20 (1.56%) Apache Spark
5 20 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.48%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.33%) JBoss
8 15 (1.17%) WordPress
9 14 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.78%) EPiServer
12 9 (0.70%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.70%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
14 7 (0.55%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.47%) Apache
15 6 (0.47%) Drupal
15 6 (0.47%) Kentico
16 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (1.56%) Adobe XD
2 12 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.39%) Sketch
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.23%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 18 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.39%) Magento
4 3 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.078%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.078%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 252 (19.67%) Azure
2 173 (13.51%) AWS
3 144 (11.24%) SaaS
4 44 (3.43%) GitHub
5 22 (1.72%) Serverless
6 21 (1.64%) GCP
7 14 (1.09%) PaaS
7 14 (1.09%) Slack
8 13 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (0.94%) Amazon Cognito
9 12 (0.94%) npm
10 11 (0.86%) Office 365
11 9 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.70%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.70%) Heroku
12 6 (0.47%) Azure Functions
13 5 (0.39%) IaaS
14 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.31%) Google Docs
14 4 (0.31%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.72%) HTTP
2 15 (1.17%) Internet
3 10 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.62%) HTTPS
4 8 (0.62%) SSL
5 6 (0.47%) Intranet
6 5 (0.39%) FTP
7 1 (0.078%) Broadband
7 1 (0.078%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.078%) Extranet
7 1 (0.078%) Network Security
7 1 (0.078%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (30.05%) SQL Server
2 125 (9.76%) MySQL
3 94 (7.34%) NoSQL
4 75 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (1.95%) Hadoop
7 23 (1.80%) Big Data
7 23 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (1.72%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.64%) Redis
10 20 (1.56%) Relational Database
11 18 (1.41%) Oracle Database
12 16 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 12 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (0.78%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
17 7 (0.55%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 203 (15.85%) Git (software)
2 117 (9.13%) Jenkins
3 75 (5.85%) Visual Studio
4 70 (5.46%) Maven
5 66 (5.15%) JIRA
6 44 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (3.36%) Selenium
8 37 (2.89%) JUnit
9 35 (2.73%) Subversion
10 34 (2.65%) webpack
11 30 (2.34%) Gradle
12 27 (2.11%) Cucumber
13 26 (2.03%) Eclipse
14 24 (1.87%) NetBeans
14 24 (1.87%) WiX
15 23 (1.80%) Jasmine
16 18 (1.41%) Xcode
17 17 (1.33%) TeamCity
18 14 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 13 (1.01%) SoapUI
General
1 147 (11.48%) Finance
2 34 (2.65%) Banking
3 26 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 23 (1.80%) Automotive
5 18 (1.41%) Back Office
6 17 (1.33%) Retail
7 15 (1.17%) Public Sector
8 13 (1.01%) Marketing
9 9 (0.70%) Aerospace
9 9 (0.70%) Games
10 7 (0.55%) Advertising
11 6 (0.47%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.39%) Electronics
12 5 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.39%) Publishing
13 4 (0.31%) Law
14 3 (0.23%) Billing
14 3 (0.23%) Local Government
14 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 581 (45.36%) .NET
2 409 (31.93%) HTML
3 399 (31.15%) CSS
4 389 (30.37%) AngularJS
5 290 (22.64%) ASP.NET
6 260 (20.30%) jQuery
7 230 (17.95%) React
8 180 (14.05%) Spring
9 169 (13.19%) REST
10 161 (12.57%) Web Services
11 144 (11.24%) .NET Framework
12 142 (11.09%) ASP.NET Web API
13 139 (10.85%) Ajax
14 126 (9.84%) SOAP
15 110 (8.59%) .NET Core
16 108 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
17 106 (8.27%) XML
18 102 (7.96%) HTML5
19 94 (7.34%) Entity Framework
20 86 (6.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.40%) Greenfield Project
2 71 (5.54%) Mobile App
3 70 (5.46%) User Experience
4 44 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
7 26 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.48%) Video on Demand
9 17 (1.33%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.01%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.01%) Replication
11 9 (0.70%) iPad
12 7 (0.55%) NHS
13 5 (0.39%) Clustering
13 5 (0.39%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.31%) PMI
14 4 (0.31%) Social Network
15 3 (0.23%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.23%) RIA
15 3 (0.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 120 (9.37%) Linux
2 93 (7.26%) Windows
3 55 (4.29%) Apple iOS
4 45 (3.51%) Android
5 27 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.41%) Unix
7 14 (1.09%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.55%) tvOS
9 2 (0.16%) Debian
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.078%) CentOS
10 1 (0.078%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.078%) Solaris
10 1 (0.078%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.078%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.078%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.078%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (23.73%) MVC
3 206 (16.08%) TDD
4 186 (14.52%) Mentoring
5 178 (13.90%) Web Development
6 153 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
7 140 (10.93%) Scrum
8 139 (10.85%) Software Engineering
9 133 (10.38%) DevOps
10 132 (10.30%) Computer Science
11 129 (10.07%) OOP
12 120 (9.37%) OO
13 119 (9.29%) Front End Development
14 110 (8.59%) Microservices
15 109 (8.51%) SDLC
15 109 (8.51%) Unit Testing
16 98 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
17 74 (5.78%) BDD
18 67 (5.23%) Fintech
19 65 (5.07%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 622 (48.56%) C#
2 619 (48.32%) JavaScript
3 405 (31.62%) Java
4 377 (29.43%) SQL
5 126 (9.84%) PHP
6 81 (6.32%) Python
7 80 (6.25%) Java 8
8 67 (5.23%) TypeScript
9 65 (5.07%) T-SQL
10 39 (3.04%) VB.NET
11 34 (2.65%) C++
12 31 (2.42%) ES6
12 31 (2.42%) Ruby
13 24 (1.87%) PL/SQL
14 22 (1.72%) Scala
15 21 (1.64%) Objective-C
16 20 (1.56%) C
17 19 (1.48%) PHP 7
18 18 (1.41%) Apple Swift
18 18 (1.41%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 178 (13.90%) Degree
2 76 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (1.87%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (0.31%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.23%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.078%) ISEB
9 1 (0.078%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.078%) PhD
9 1 (0.078%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.078%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.03%) QA
2 12 (0.94%) GDPR
3 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.078%) WAI
5 1 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 127 (9.91%) Docker
2 23 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.39%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.078%) Firmware
4 1 (0.078%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.078%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.078%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.078%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 73 (5.70%) Kubernetes
2 35 (2.73%) Puppet
3 18 (1.41%) Terraform
4 15 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.70%) Ansible
6 8 (0.62%) AirWatch
6 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.16%) Kibana
8 1 (0.078%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.078%) Graphite
8 1 (0.078%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.078%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 162 (12.65%) Microsoft
2 74 (5.78%) Oracle
3 39 (3.04%) Zend
4 26 (2.03%) Google
5 19 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (1.33%) SAP
6 17 (1.33%) Splunk
7 15 (1.17%) Xamarin
8 14 (1.09%) Sitecore
9 8 (0.62%) Adobe
9 8 (0.62%) Apple
9 8 (0.62%) HP
9 8 (0.62%) Sage
10 7 (0.55%) IBM
11 6 (0.47%) Sun
11 6 (0.47%) Telstra
12 5 (0.39%) WooCommerce
13 4 (0.31%) Dell
13 4 (0.31%) hybris
13 4 (0.31%) MuleSoft