Period
to 28 November 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 61 42 62
Rank change year-on-year -19 +20 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 334 259 456
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 4.62% 6.78% 4.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% 7.05% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 262 220 399
10th Percentile £40,500 £41,975 £38,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,470 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.82% +4.94% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £59,063 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,375 £65,000
England median annual salary £68,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.60% +4.17% -

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 6,675 3,675 9,303
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.26% 96.20% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4,578 3,156 7,644
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £46,000 £43,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +5.75% +2.35%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

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 28 November 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
Bristol -6 180 £57,500 +9.52% 42
Dorset -16 60 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Somerset 0 38 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Devon +15 21 £57,500 +31.43% 14
Gloucestershire -39 16 £50,000 - 8
Wiltshire -36 14 £59,750 +13.88% 4
Cornwall -15 3 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 South West region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 218 (65.27%) JavaScript
2 139 (41.62%) React
3 131 (39.22%) HTML
4 128 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (36.53%) C#
6 119 (35.63%) AngularJS
7 115 (34.43%) CSS
8 113 (33.83%) Git (software)
9 112 (33.53%) .NET
10 102 (30.54%) TypeScript
11 98 (29.34%) SQL
12 89 (26.65%) Azure
13 82 (24.55%) MVC
14 79 (23.65%) Node.js
15 78 (23.35%) Vue.js
16 76 (22.75%) Scrum
17 75 (22.46%) PHP
18 71 (21.26%) Java
18 71 (21.26%) REST
19 70 (20.96%) Docker
20 68 (20.36%) Full Stack Development
21 62 (18.56%) Microsoft
22 61 (18.26%) Web Development
23 60 (17.96%) Software Engineering
23 60 (17.96%) Python
23 60 (17.96%) .NET Core
24 59 (17.66%) DevOps
25 57 (17.07%) Front End Development
26 55 (16.47%) Social Skills
27 54 (16.17%) MySQL

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 23 (6.89%) CMS
2 17 (5.09%) WordPress
3 13 (3.89%) Headless CMS
4 11 (3.29%) Umbraco
5 10 (2.99%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (2.40%) EPiServer
7 7 (2.10%) Kentico
8 6 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.50%) IIS
10 4 (1.20%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.60%) Drupal
11 2 (0.60%) SAS
12 1 (0.30%) Apache
12 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.30%) Confluence
12 1 (0.30%) Jetty
12 1 (0.30%) nginx
12 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.10%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (2.10%) Adobe XD
1 7 (2.10%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.99%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.30%) Magento
2 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (26.65%) Azure
2 49 (14.67%) AWS
3 26 (7.78%) GitHub
4 14 (4.19%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (3.89%) Amazon ECS
5 13 (3.89%) Amazon S3
5 13 (3.89%) CloudFront
5 13 (3.89%) SaaS
6 11 (3.29%) Cloudflare
6 11 (3.29%) Serverless
7 9 (2.69%) GCP
8 7 (2.10%) Firebase
9 6 (1.80%) Power Platform
9 6 (1.80%) Stripe
10 5 (1.50%) Google Analytics
11 4 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.90%) dbt
12 3 (0.90%) npm
12 3 (0.90%) Power Automate
12 3 (0.90%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.29%) AMQP
1 11 (3.29%) DNS
2 10 (2.99%) SSL
3 1 (0.30%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (16.17%) MySQL
2 48 (14.37%) MongoDB
3 42 (12.57%) SQL Server
4 29 (8.68%) NoSQL
5 20 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (5.39%) Relational Database
7 17 (5.09%) MariaDB
8 15 (4.49%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (4.49%) Redis
9 12 (3.59%) GIS
10 11 (3.29%) Amazon Athena
10 11 (3.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (2.10%) Big Data
11 7 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.80%) Power BI
13 4 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.90%) Looker
14 3 (0.90%) SAP BW
14 3 (0.90%) SAP HANA
14 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 113 (33.83%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.99%) JIRA
3 19 (5.69%) CircleCI
4 15 (4.49%) webpack
5 13 (3.89%) Jenkins
5 13 (3.89%) Selenium
6 10 (2.99%) Bitbucket
7 9 (2.69%) JUnit
8 8 (2.40%) Mockito
8 8 (2.40%) PHPUnit
9 6 (1.80%) Storybook
9 6 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.80%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.50%) ReSharper
11 4 (1.20%) Cypress.io
11 4 (1.20%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.90%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.90%) GitLab
12 3 (0.90%) gulp
12 3 (0.90%) Mercurial
General
1 55 (16.47%) Social Skills
2 50 (14.97%) Finance
3 39 (11.68%) Marketing
4 15 (4.49%) Retail
5 12 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.99%) Automotive
6 10 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.69%) Public Sector
8 7 (2.10%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.20%) Electronics
9 4 (1.20%) Games
9 4 (1.20%) Military
9 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.90%) Banking
10 3 (0.90%) Law
10 3 (0.90%) Publishing
11 2 (0.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (0.60%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.30%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (41.62%) React
2 131 (39.22%) HTML
3 119 (35.63%) AngularJS
4 115 (34.43%) CSS
5 112 (33.53%) .NET
6 79 (23.65%) Node.js
7 78 (23.35%) Vue.js
8 71 (21.26%) REST
9 60 (17.96%) .NET Core
10 46 (13.77%) .NET Framework
10 46 (13.77%) Sass
11 43 (12.87%) Web Services
12 42 (12.57%) ASP.NET Web API
13 38 (11.38%) SOAP
14 36 (10.78%) ASP.NET
15 35 (10.48%) Entity Framework
16 32 (9.58%) Spring
17 27 (8.08%) Laravel
17 27 (8.08%) RESTful
18 26 (7.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.28%) User Experience
2 24 (7.19%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (7.19%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.89%) Video\Live Streaming
4 11 (3.29%) Video on Demand
4 11 (3.29%) Virtual Team
5 10 (2.99%) PKI
6 7 (2.10%) Animation
7 4 (1.20%) Social Media
8 3 (0.90%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.90%) Clustering
8 3 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.90%) Legacy Applications
8 3 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.60%) NHS
9 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.60%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.08%) Linux
2 18 (5.39%) Windows
3 7 (2.10%) Android
3 7 (2.10%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.80%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.90%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.90%) Unix
6 2 (0.60%) AIX
6 2 (0.60%) HPUX
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (24.55%) MVC
3 76 (22.75%) Scrum
4 68 (20.36%) Full Stack Development
5 61 (18.26%) Web Development
6 60 (17.96%) Software Engineering
7 59 (17.66%) DevOps
8 57 (17.07%) Front End Development
9 52 (15.57%) TDD
10 46 (13.77%) Microservices
11 41 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
11 41 (12.28%) Mentoring
12 39 (11.68%) OO
13 35 (10.48%) BDD
13 35 (10.48%) Unit Testing
14 32 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (8.68%) E-Commerce
16 26 (7.78%) Test Automation
17 24 (7.19%) Fintech
18 20 (5.99%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 218 (65.27%) JavaScript
2 122 (36.53%) C#
3 102 (30.54%) TypeScript
4 98 (29.34%) SQL
5 75 (22.46%) PHP
6 71 (21.26%) Java
7 60 (17.96%) Python
8 33 (9.88%) T-SQL
9 22 (6.59%) Go
10 20 (5.99%) Bash Shell
11 17 (5.09%) Ruby
12 11 (3.29%) Java 8
13 7 (2.10%) PHP 7
14 5 (1.50%) C
14 5 (1.50%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.90%) C++
15 3 (0.90%) ES6
15 3 (0.90%) VBA
15 3 (0.90%) XAML
16 2 (0.60%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 23 (6.89%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.10%) Degree
4 4 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.09%) PCI DSS
2 16 (4.79%) QA
3 8 (2.40%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (20.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (7.19%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.90%) Terraform
3 1 (0.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 62 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.59%) Google
3 10 (2.99%) Sitecore
4 9 (2.69%) SAP
5 7 (2.10%) Huawei
6 6 (1.80%) Apple
7 5 (1.50%) Oracle
8 4 (1.20%) Twitter
8 4 (1.20%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.60%) Adobe
9 2 (0.60%) HP
9 2 (0.60%) IBM
10 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.30%) Databricks
10 1 (0.30%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com