Period
to 2 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 2 June 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 West
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 72 64
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 270 432 489
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 4.77% 4.41% 4.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.99% 4.56% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 259 445 516
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £62,750 £65,000 £62,500
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 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 5,408 9,470 10,401
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 96.72% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4,392 7,510 8,628
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,557 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.74% +0.13% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 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
Bristol +36 125 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Gloucestershire +36 44 £55,000 +2.33% 7
Dorset -12 39 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Somerset +14 31 £52,500 -8.70% 3
Wiltshire +5 16 £60,000 +14.29% 4
Devon -10 15 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 West region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 157 (58.15%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 109 (40.37%) AngularJS
4 94 (34.81%) HTML
5 90 (33.33%) CSS
6 86 (31.85%) .NET
7 83 (30.74%) C#
8 80 (29.63%) React
9 72 (26.67%) Java
10 71 (26.30%) Finance
11 60 (22.22%) Software Engineering
12 58 (21.48%) TDD
12 58 (21.48%) MVC
12 58 (21.48%) Web Services
13 56 (20.74%) SQL
13 56 (20.74%) Scrum
13 56 (20.74%) TypeScript
14 50 (18.52%) SQL Server
15 43 (15.93%) ASP.NET
15 43 (15.93%) Web Development
15 43 (15.93%) jQuery
16 42 (15.56%) Microsoft
16 42 (15.56%) Docker
16 42 (15.56%) Node.js
17 41 (15.19%) OO
17 41 (15.19%) BDD
18 40 (14.81%) Front End Development
19 39 (14.44%) Azure
20 38 (14.07%) Git (software)
20 38 (14.07%) Mentoring

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 17 (6.30%) CMS
2 9 (3.33%) Drupal
3 7 (2.59%) WordPress
4 6 (2.22%) Apache
4 6 (2.22%) nginx
4 6 (2.22%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.11%) IIS
6 3 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.37%) Confluence
8 1 (0.37%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.37%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 39 (14.44%) Azure
2 37 (13.70%) AWS
3 18 (6.67%) GCP
4 13 (4.81%) Power Platform
5 10 (3.70%) npm
6 4 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.48%) GitHub
6 4 (1.48%) Serverless
7 3 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.11%) SaaS
8 2 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.74%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.74%) NuGet
8 2 (0.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.37%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (0.37%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.37%) Broadband
2 1 (0.37%) HTTP
2 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.00%) MySQL
3 17 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (4.81%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.81%) Power BI
5 10 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.96%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.48%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.48%) OLAP
9 4 (1.48%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (1.11%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.11%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (14.07%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.44%) gulp
2 12 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (4.07%) Grunt
3 11 (4.07%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.70%) Maven
5 9 (3.33%) webpack
6 7 (2.59%) JIRA
7 6 (2.22%) PHPUnit
7 6 (2.22%) Selenium
7 6 (2.22%) Xdebug
8 5 (1.85%) Gradle
9 4 (1.48%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.11%) Babel
10 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.74%) Bower
11 2 (0.74%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
General
1 71 (26.30%) Finance
2 15 (5.56%) Marketing
3 12 (4.44%) Banking
4 11 (4.07%) Retail
5 10 (3.70%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.96%) Law
7 6 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.85%) Electronics
8 5 (1.85%) Games
8 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.48%) Automotive
10 3 (1.11%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.74%) Advertising
11 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.37%) Billing
12 1 (0.37%) German Language
12 1 (0.37%) Local Government
12 1 (0.37%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (40.37%) AngularJS
2 94 (34.81%) HTML
3 90 (33.33%) CSS
4 86 (31.85%) .NET
5 80 (29.63%) React
6 58 (21.48%) Web Services
7 43 (15.93%) ASP.NET
7 43 (15.93%) jQuery
8 42 (15.56%) Node.js
9 36 (13.33%) RESTful
10 32 (11.85%) .NET Framework
11 31 (11.48%) Spring
11 31 (11.48%) Vue.js
12 30 (11.11%) HTML5
13 24 (8.89%) .NET Core
13 24 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (8.89%) Sass
14 23 (8.52%) Laravel
15 21 (7.78%) SOAP
16 19 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.04%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (4.81%) Reinsurance
3 12 (4.44%) User Experience
4 7 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (2.59%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.85%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.11%) NHS
7 3 (1.11%) Online Games
7 3 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.11%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.37%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.37%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 1 (0.37%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.00%) Linux
2 16 (5.93%) Unix
3 10 (3.70%) Android
3 10 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.85%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.11%) Windows
6 1 (0.37%) Debian
6 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (58.15%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 58 (21.48%) MVC
3 58 (21.48%) TDD
4 56 (20.74%) Scrum
5 43 (15.93%) Web Development
6 41 (15.19%) BDD
6 41 (15.19%) OO
7 40 (14.81%) Front End Development
8 38 (14.07%) Mentoring
9 35 (12.96%) Fintech
10 34 (12.59%) Microservices
11 32 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (10.74%) DevOps
13 25 (9.26%) Test Automation
13 25 (9.26%) Unit Testing
14 21 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (5.56%) E-Commerce
17 14 (5.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 150 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 83 (30.74%) C#
3 72 (26.67%) Java
4 56 (20.74%) SQL
4 56 (20.74%) TypeScript
5 32 (11.85%) PHP
6 15 (5.56%) Python
7 13 (4.81%) T-SQL
8 11 (4.07%) Go
9 10 (3.70%) PL/SQL
10 9 (3.33%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.59%) PHP 7
12 6 (2.22%) C
12 6 (2.22%) ES6
13 5 (1.85%) C++
14 4 (1.48%) Java 8
15 3 (1.11%) Ruby
15 3 (1.11%) VBA
16 2 (0.74%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (4.44%) Degree
2 9 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.74%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.07%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) GDPR
2 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (15.56%) Docker
2 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) Varnish
3 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (7.04%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.48%) Ansible
3 2 (0.74%) Terraform
4 1 (0.37%) MIIS
4 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.89%) Oracle
3 10 (3.70%) Google
4 6 (2.22%) Tableau
5 5 (1.85%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.85%) SAP
6 4 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.48%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.11%) Zend
8 2 (0.74%) Databricks
8 2 (0.74%) DocuSign
8 2 (0.74%) VMware
9 1 (0.37%) Adobe
9 1 (0.37%) Apple
9 1 (0.37%) Capita
9 1 (0.37%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.37%) IFS
9 1 (0.37%) Telerik