Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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 West
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 59 54
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 507 578 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.66% 5.52% 4.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.82% 5.67% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 481 522 506
South West median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +0.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £34,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10,523 10,199 10,857
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 97.34% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8,743 8,504 9,089
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the South West

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Senior Developer in the South West

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the South West

Senior Developer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Bristol -2 238 £50,000 +5.26% 40
Dorset -11 85 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Gloucestershire -7 74 £55,000 - 11
Wiltshire -16 46 £48,750 +8.33% 8
Somerset -19 33 £48,000 +6.67% 10
Devon -16 15 £40,000 - 8
Cornwall -5 7 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 South West region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 298 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (54.24%) JavaScript
3 241 (47.53%) HTML
4 222 (43.79%) MVC
5 215 (42.41%) C#
6 207 (40.83%) .NET
7 202 (39.84%) CSS
8 181 (35.70%) Java
9 156 (30.77%) AngularJS
10 123 (24.26%) ASP.NET
11 121 (23.87%) Web Services
12 120 (23.67%) HTML5
13 119 (23.47%) Scrum
14 113 (22.29%) Git (software)
15 111 (21.89%) SQL
16 108 (21.30%) SQL Server
17 106 (20.91%) TDD
18 104 (20.51%) Software Engineering
19 97 (19.13%) Spring
20 94 (18.54%) Finance
21 92 (18.15%) jQuery
22 83 (16.37%) RESTful
22 83 (16.37%) ASP.NET MVC
23 76 (14.99%) REST
23 76 (14.99%) PHP
24 74 (14.60%) Linux
25 73 (14.40%) MySQL
26 72 (14.20%) .NET Framework
27 69 (13.61%) Microsoft
28 67 (13.21%) Web Development

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 65 (12.82%) Apache
2 44 (8.68%) Tomcat
3 26 (5.13%) Mule
4 16 (3.16%) Mule ESB
5 14 (2.76%) JBoss
6 13 (2.56%) CMS
6 13 (2.56%) WordPress
7 12 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (2.17%) nginx
9 8 (1.58%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.38%) Umbraco
11 6 (1.18%) IIS
12 5 (0.99%) Confluence
12 5 (0.99%) Drupal
12 5 (0.99%) Moodle
12 5 (0.99%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.79%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) NetSuite
1 3 (0.59%) nopCommerce
1 3 (0.59%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.65%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.34%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (2.96%) SaaS
5 11 (2.17%) Amazon S3
5 11 (2.17%) GitHub
6 8 (1.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (0.99%) npm
7 5 (0.99%) Yarn
8 4 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.59%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.96%) Internet
2 10 (1.97%) Bluetooth
3 8 (1.58%) Wireless
4 3 (0.59%) HTTP
4 3 (0.59%) PPP
4 3 (0.59%) SSL
5 2 (0.39%) 4G
5 2 (0.39%) SMS
5 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.20%) IPv4
6 1 (0.20%) IPv6
6 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (21.30%) SQL Server
2 73 (14.40%) MySQL
3 60 (11.83%) NoSQL
4 57 (11.24%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 19 (3.75%) Big Data
7 17 (3.35%) Relational Database
8 16 (3.16%) Redis
9 13 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.79%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.79%) MariaDB
14 3 (0.59%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 113 (22.29%) Git (software)
2 56 (11.05%) Jenkins
2 56 (11.05%) JUnit
2 56 (11.05%) Maven
3 45 (8.88%) JIRA
4 36 (7.10%) Cucumber
5 27 (5.33%) Eclipse
5 27 (5.33%) Subversion
6 26 (5.13%) Visual Studio
7 25 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (4.73%) Selenium
9 23 (4.54%) Ant
9 23 (4.54%) PHPUnit
10 12 (2.37%) Bitbucket
10 12 (2.37%) IntelliJ
11 10 (1.97%) gulp
12 8 (1.58%) GitLab
12 8 (1.58%) Liquibase
13 7 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (1.18%) Grunt
General
1 94 (18.54%) Finance
2 42 (8.28%) Marketing
2 42 (8.28%) Retail
3 36 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 34 (6.71%) Electronics
5 33 (6.51%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.99%) Law
7 4 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.20%) Back Office
8 1 (0.20%) Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) Local Government
8 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (47.53%) HTML
2 207 (40.83%) .NET
3 202 (39.84%) CSS
4 156 (30.77%) AngularJS
5 123 (24.26%) ASP.NET
6 121 (23.87%) Web Services
7 120 (23.67%) HTML5
8 97 (19.13%) Spring
9 92 (18.15%) jQuery
10 83 (16.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 83 (16.37%) RESTful
11 76 (14.99%) REST
12 72 (14.20%) .NET Framework
13 65 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
14 64 (12.62%) CSS3
15 55 (10.85%) Hibernate
16 53 (10.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 53 (10.45%) XML
17 49 (9.66%) React
18 45 (8.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.47%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (8.09%) Computer Science
3 39 (7.69%) User Experience
4 19 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.97%) Fintech
7 9 (1.78%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.78%) Social Network
8 8 (1.58%) Internet of Things
9 6 (1.18%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (0.99%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.79%) ASIC
11 4 (0.79%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.59%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.60%) Linux
2 24 (4.73%) Unix
3 22 (4.34%) Android
4 15 (2.96%) Windows
5 12 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.79%) CentOS
7 3 (0.59%) Fedora
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (43.79%) MVC
3 119 (23.47%) Scrum
4 106 (20.91%) TDD
5 104 (20.51%) Software Engineering
6 67 (13.21%) Web Development
7 60 (11.83%) OO
8 55 (10.85%) Unit Testing
9 50 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (9.07%) BDD
11 43 (8.48%) Mentoring
12 42 (8.28%) E-Commerce
12 42 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
13 41 (8.09%) SDLC
14 40 (7.89%) Kanban
15 39 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (6.31%) Microservices
17 30 (5.92%) Front End Development
18 29 (5.72%) SOLID
19 28 (5.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 275 (54.24%) JavaScript
2 215 (42.41%) C#
3 181 (35.70%) Java
4 111 (21.89%) SQL
5 76 (14.99%) PHP
6 41 (8.09%) Python
7 24 (4.73%) C
8 22 (4.34%) C++
8 22 (4.34%) TypeScript
9 20 (3.94%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.75%) PL/SQL
11 17 (3.35%) Java 8
12 15 (2.96%) VB.NET
13 12 (2.37%) PowerShell
14 11 (2.17%) Ruby
15 9 (1.78%) ES6
15 9 (1.78%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.38%) Apex Code
16 7 (1.38%) Objective-C
17 6 (1.18%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 40 (7.89%) Degree
2 23 (4.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (3.16%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.97%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.58%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.99%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.56%) QA
2 3 (0.59%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (6.71%) Docker
2 4 (0.79%) Firmware
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (3.16%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.79%) Terraform
4 3 (0.59%) Ansible
5 2 (0.39%) Packer
Vendors
1 69 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.90%) Oracle
3 29 (5.72%) Google
4 26 (5.13%) SAP
5 14 (2.76%) Atlassian
6 11 (2.17%) Apple
7 9 (1.78%) Zend
8 7 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.38%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.99%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.79%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.59%) Sage
12 2 (0.39%) Automation Anywhere
12 2 (0.39%) Avid
12 2 (0.39%) Blue Prism
12 2 (0.39%) Cognizant
12 2 (0.39%) hybris
12 2 (0.39%) Kofax
12 2 (0.39%) Telerik
12 2 (0.39%) UiPath