Period
to 17 October 2019

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 October 2019.

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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 50 53
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,346 1,468 1,533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.30% 5.04% 5.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.53% 5.23% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,246 1,304 1,353
South East median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +1.94%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +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 24,356 28,077 28,036
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 96.44% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 19,876 23,334 23,390
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,225
90th Percentile £74,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 -2 501 £60,000 +9.09% 89
Hampshire +20 391 £55,000 - 31
Berkshire +13 312 £60,000 - 37
Surrey +17 166 £65,000 +13.04% 41
East Sussex -8 143 £55,000 +7.84% 13
Oxfordshire +12 110 £60,000 +9.09% 36
Buckinghamshire -29 79 £55,000 +4.76% 16
West Sussex -15 76 £60,000 +14.29% 10
Kent +19 57 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Middlesex - 2 £70,000 -
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 716 (53.19%) JavaScript
2 649 (48.22%) Agile Software Development
3 575 (42.72%) C#
4 543 (40.34%) .NET
5 480 (35.66%) HTML
6 462 (34.32%) Java
7 450 (33.43%) CSS
8 389 (28.90%) SQL Server
9 377 (28.01%) SQL
10 354 (26.30%) AngularJS
11 332 (24.67%) MVC
12 283 (21.03%) ASP.NET
13 270 (20.06%) jQuery
14 266 (19.76%) TDD
15 261 (19.39%) Azure
16 256 (19.02%) Spring
17 248 (18.42%) React
18 247 (18.35%) Git (software)
19 210 (15.60%) Mentoring
20 174 (12.93%) Linux
21 167 (12.41%) PHP
22 166 (12.33%) Web Services
23 165 (12.26%) AWS
24 163 (12.11%) Web Development
24 163 (12.11%) Degree
24 163 (12.11%) REST
25 159 (11.81%) SaaS
26 158 (11.74%) Finance
27 152 (11.29%) OO
28 149 (11.07%) Scrum

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 70 (5.20%) Tomcat
2 39 (2.90%) Confluence
3 29 (2.15%) JBoss
4 21 (1.56%) Apache Spark
4 21 (1.56%) IIS
5 19 (1.41%) CMS
5 19 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (1.19%) WordPress
7 11 (0.82%) Apache
8 9 (0.67%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.30%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.30%) nginx
11 4 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.22%) Kentico
12 3 (0.22%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 18 (1.34%) Adobe XD
2 15 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 15 (1.11%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.074%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 18 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.30%) Magento
2 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.074%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.074%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.074%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 261 (19.39%) Azure
2 165 (12.26%) AWS
3 159 (11.81%) SaaS
4 37 (2.75%) GitHub
5 24 (1.78%) GCP
6 22 (1.63%) PaaS
7 16 (1.19%) Slack
8 14 (1.04%) Serverless
9 13 (0.97%) Heroku
10 9 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.67%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.59%) IaaS
11 8 (0.59%) npm
12 7 (0.52%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.37%) AWS IoT
13 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.30%) Amazon ECS
14 4 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.30%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.67%) HTTP
2 13 (0.97%) Internet
3 11 (0.82%) SSL
4 8 (0.59%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.30%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.22%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.22%) ZigBee
6 3 (0.22%) Z-Wave
7 2 (0.15%) FTP
7 2 (0.15%) Intranet
8 1 (0.074%) AMQP
8 1 (0.074%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.074%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.074%) CTI
8 1 (0.074%) Extranet
8 1 (0.074%) MQTT
8 1 (0.074%) Network Security
8 1 (0.074%) NFC
8 1 (0.074%) RFID
8 1 (0.074%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (28.90%) SQL Server
2 124 (9.21%) MySQL
3 119 (8.84%) NoSQL
4 75 (5.57%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (3.42%) Relational Database
6 42 (3.12%) MongoDB
7 35 (2.60%) Redis
8 32 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (2.30%) Big Data
10 28 (2.08%) Hadoop
11 25 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.63%) Oracle Database
14 17 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (1.04%) RDBMS
15 14 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (0.82%) Cosmos DB
18 9 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 247 (18.35%) Git (software)
2 130 (9.66%) Jenkins
3 86 (6.39%) JIRA
4 80 (5.94%) Maven
5 53 (3.94%) Selenium
6 51 (3.79%) Visual Studio
7 50 (3.71%) JUnit
8 49 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (2.45%) Jasmine
10 27 (2.01%) webpack
11 26 (1.93%) Eclipse
12 24 (1.78%) Cucumber
13 23 (1.71%) Subversion
14 22 (1.63%) Gradle
15 21 (1.56%) NetBeans
16 19 (1.41%) gulp
16 19 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
17 18 (1.34%) TeamCity
18 16 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 15 (1.11%) NUnit
General
1 158 (11.74%) Finance
2 42 (3.12%) Retail
3 36 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.01%) Marketing
5 25 (1.86%) Banking
6 18 (1.34%) Public Sector
7 16 (1.19%) Automotive
8 14 (1.04%) Back Office
9 13 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.82%) Games
11 7 (0.52%) Electronics
12 5 (0.37%) Advertising
12 5 (0.37%) Publishing
13 4 (0.30%) Law
14 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.074%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.074%) Housing Association
15 1 (0.074%) International Banking
15 1 (0.074%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 543 (40.34%) .NET
2 480 (35.66%) HTML
3 450 (33.43%) CSS
4 354 (26.30%) AngularJS
5 283 (21.03%) ASP.NET
6 270 (20.06%) jQuery
7 256 (19.02%) Spring
8 248 (18.42%) React
9 166 (12.33%) Web Services
10 163 (12.11%) REST
11 132 (9.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 125 (9.29%) .NET Framework
12 125 (9.29%) SOAP
13 118 (8.77%) Ajax
14 116 (8.62%) WCF
15 111 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web API
16 107 (7.95%) HTML5
17 106 (7.88%) Node.js
18 100 (7.43%) XML
19 98 (7.28%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.09%) Mobile App
2 79 (5.87%) Greenfield Project
3 77 (5.72%) User Experience
4 52 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (1.63%) Algorithms
7 22 (1.63%) Video on Demand
8 15 (1.11%) Client/Server
9 11 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (0.74%) Clustering
10 10 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 10 (0.74%) Replication
11 9 (0.67%) iPad
12 7 (0.52%) Cloud Native
12 7 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (0.45%) PKI
14 5 (0.37%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.37%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 174 (12.93%) Linux
2 77 (5.72%) Windows
3 51 (3.79%) Android
4 47 (3.49%) Apple iOS
5 31 (2.30%) Unix
6 23 (1.71%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.59%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.30%) CentOS
8 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.074%) Debian
10 1 (0.074%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.074%) Solaris
10 1 (0.074%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.074%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.074%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (48.22%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (24.67%) MVC
3 266 (19.76%) TDD
4 210 (15.60%) Mentoring
5 163 (12.11%) Web Development
6 152 (11.29%) OO
7 149 (11.07%) Scrum
8 147 (10.92%) Microservices
9 140 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
10 138 (10.25%) Software Engineering
11 134 (9.96%) DevOps
11 134 (9.96%) Front End Development
12 133 (9.88%) Computer Science
13 126 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
14 120 (8.92%) Unit Testing
15 112 (8.32%) BDD
16 101 (7.50%) OOP
17 90 (6.69%) Test Automation
18 74 (5.50%) SDLC
19 70 (5.20%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 716 (53.19%) JavaScript
2 575 (42.72%) C#
3 462 (34.32%) Java
4 377 (28.01%) SQL
5 167 (12.41%) PHP
6 106 (7.88%) Java 8
7 89 (6.61%) Python
8 82 (6.09%) TypeScript
9 67 (4.98%) Ruby
10 57 (4.23%) T-SQL
11 45 (3.34%) VB.NET
12 41 (3.05%) C++
13 39 (2.90%) ES6
14 33 (2.45%) PowerShell
15 29 (2.15%) VB
16 25 (1.86%) Scala
17 23 (1.71%) PHP 5
18 22 (1.63%) PHP 7
19 20 (1.49%) Kotlin
20 17 (1.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 163 (12.11%) Degree
2 72 (5.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.56%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 11 (0.82%) ISEB
5 11 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.30%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.15%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.074%) HNC
9 1 (0.074%) HND
9 1 (0.074%) MCP
9 1 (0.074%) MCSD
9 1 (0.074%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.074%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.42%) QA
2 9 (0.67%) WAI
3 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.074%) GDPR
4 1 (0.074%) WCAG
System Software
1 117 (8.69%) Docker
2 12 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.30%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.22%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.074%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.074%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.074%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (3.34%) Kubernetes
2 34 (2.53%) Puppet
3 18 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.19%) Ansible
5 11 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.74%) Terraform
7 8 (0.59%) AirWatch
7 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.074%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.074%) Graphite
9 1 (0.074%) MIIS
9 1 (0.074%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 145 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 86 (6.39%) Oracle
3 44 (3.27%) Zend
4 32 (2.38%) Xamarin
5 30 (2.23%) Splunk
6 28 (2.08%) Google
7 20 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (0.97%) SAP
9 8 (0.59%) IBM
9 8 (0.59%) Sage
9 8 (0.59%) Sitecore
10 6 (0.45%) Adobe
10 6 (0.45%) Telerik
11 5 (0.37%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 5 (0.37%) Dell
11 5 (0.37%) hybris
11 5 (0.37%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.30%) WooCommerce
12 4 (0.30%) Xilinx
13 3 (0.22%) Atlassian