Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 January 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 West
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 59 57
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 436 512 524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.46% 5.09% 4.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.63% 5.24% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 381 551 480
South West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 9,415 9,777 10,170
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 97.16% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7,521 8,085 8,562
South West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 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
Bristol +3 199 £50,000 - 47
Dorset +22 74 £45,000 - 21
Wiltshire -9 54 £52,500 +16.67% 9
Gloucestershire -22 42 £55,000 +10.00% 14
Devon +14 38 £50,000 +25.00% 14
Somerset -35 26 £62,500 +25.00% 6
Cornwall +7 1 £36,000 -15.29% 2
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 West region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 214 (49.08%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (46.56%) JavaScript
3 165 (37.84%) MVC
4 156 (35.78%) Java
5 148 (33.94%) .NET
6 141 (32.34%) C#
7 135 (30.96%) HTML
8 130 (29.82%) CSS
9 115 (26.38%) Git (software)
10 96 (22.02%) SQL
11 95 (21.79%) Web Services
12 91 (20.87%) Spring
12 91 (20.87%) RESTful
13 88 (20.18%) TDD
14 83 (19.04%) Software Engineering
15 71 (16.28%) AngularJS
16 69 (15.83%) ASP.NET
16 69 (15.83%) SQL Server
17 65 (14.91%) PHP
18 64 (14.68%) Scrum
18 64 (14.68%) Microsoft Azure
19 63 (14.45%) jQuery
20 60 (13.76%) MongoDB
20 60 (13.76%) React
21 58 (13.30%) Microservices
22 55 (12.61%) Node.js
23 54 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
24 53 (12.16%) Unit Testing
25 52 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
26 51 (11.70%) Marketing

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 31 (7.11%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (5.28%) Apache
3 21 (4.82%) Apache Spark
4 20 (4.59%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.06%) CMS
6 8 (1.83%) Apache Pig
6 8 (1.83%) Apache Solr
6 8 (1.83%) EPiServer
6 8 (1.83%) Umbraco
6 8 (1.83%) WordPress
7 6 (1.38%) JBoss
8 5 (1.15%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.92%) Confluence
10 3 (0.69%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.46%) IIS
12 1 (0.23%) Drupal
12 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.23%) Mule
12 1 (0.23%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.69%) InVision
1 3 (0.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.23%) Maya
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 64 (14.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (5.05%) SaaS
4 16 (3.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (2.06%) GitHub
5 9 (2.06%) npm
6 8 (1.83%) Serverless
7 6 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.38%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (0.92%) PaaS
10 3 (0.69%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.69%) IaaS
11 2 (0.46%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.46%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon SageMaker
12 1 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.23%) Google Play
12 1 (0.23%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.44%) HTTP
2 10 (2.29%) Internet
3 9 (2.06%) SSL
4 5 (1.15%) AMQP
5 4 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.69%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.46%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.46%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 60 (13.76%) MongoDB
3 49 (11.24%) MySQL
4 38 (8.72%) NoSQL
5 27 (6.19%) Redis
6 23 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (5.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 22 (5.05%) Relational Database
8 14 (3.21%) Big Data
9 11 (2.52%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.83%) HBase
10 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.38%) BODI
12 6 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 6 (1.38%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.38%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 115 (26.38%) Git (software)
2 45 (10.32%) Jenkins
3 35 (8.03%) Maven
4 31 (7.11%) Eclipse
5 21 (4.82%) JIRA
5 21 (4.82%) Visual Studio
6 19 (4.36%) JUnit
6 19 (4.36%) NCrunch
6 19 (4.36%) ReSharper
6 19 (4.36%) TeamCity
7 18 (4.13%) Subversion
8 16 (3.67%) webpack
9 15 (3.44%) IntelliJ
10 14 (3.21%) gulp
11 13 (2.98%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.83%) NetBeans
13 7 (1.61%) Ant
13 7 (1.61%) GitLab
13 7 (1.61%) Selenium
14 6 (1.38%) PHPUnit
General
1 51 (11.70%) Marketing
2 49 (11.24%) Finance
3 37 (8.49%) Telecoms
4 32 (7.34%) Electronics
4 32 (7.34%) Manufacturing
5 18 (4.13%) Law
6 6 (1.38%) Retail
7 3 (0.69%) Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Billing
8 1 (0.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (33.94%) .NET
2 135 (30.96%) HTML
3 130 (29.82%) CSS
4 95 (21.79%) Web Services
5 91 (20.87%) RESTful
5 91 (20.87%) Spring
6 71 (16.28%) AngularJS
7 69 (15.83%) ASP.NET
8 63 (14.45%) jQuery
9 60 (13.76%) React
10 55 (12.61%) Node.js
11 48 (11.01%) REST
12 47 (10.78%) HTML5
13 40 (9.17%) Spring MVC
14 39 (8.94%) Hibernate
15 38 (8.72%) .NET Framework
16 35 (8.03%) CSS3
17 33 (7.57%) WCF
18 32 (7.34%) JSON
19 31 (7.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.49%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (7.57%) User Experience
3 9 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.38%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (1.15%) Fintech
5 5 (1.15%) iPad
6 3 (0.69%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.69%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.46%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.23%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.23%) Life Science
8 1 (0.23%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.23%) Robotics
8 1 (0.23%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.55%) Linux
2 17 (3.90%) Windows
3 15 (3.44%) Unix
4 10 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.83%) Android
6 4 (0.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (49.08%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (37.84%) MVC
3 88 (20.18%) TDD
4 83 (19.04%) Software Engineering
5 64 (14.68%) Scrum
6 58 (13.30%) Microservices
7 54 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (12.16%) Unit Testing
9 52 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
10 48 (11.01%) SDLC
11 41 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
12 40 (9.17%) Web Development
13 35 (8.03%) Analytics
14 34 (7.80%) Front End Development
15 33 (7.57%) Digital Marketing
16 32 (7.34%) Programme Management
17 30 (6.88%) E-Commerce
18 25 (5.73%) Artificial Intelligence
18 25 (5.73%) OO
19 23 (5.28%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 203 (46.56%) JavaScript
2 156 (35.78%) Java
3 141 (32.34%) C#
4 96 (22.02%) SQL
5 65 (14.91%) PHP
6 40 (9.17%) Python
7 31 (7.11%) T-SQL
8 22 (5.05%) C++
8 22 (5.05%) ES6
9 20 (4.59%) Java 8
10 14 (3.21%) TypeScript
11 12 (2.75%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.29%) Erlang
12 10 (2.29%) Go
12 10 (2.29%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.06%) Ruby
14 8 (1.83%) Apple Swift
14 8 (1.83%) C
14 8 (1.83%) Groovy
15 5 (1.15%) F#
Qualifications
1 29 (6.65%) Degree
2 16 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.15%) ISO 9001
1 5 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (1.15%) SLA
2 4 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 47 (10.78%) Docker
2 8 (1.83%) HDFS
3 5 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (4.36%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.83%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.46%) Terraform
4 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 49 (11.24%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.72%) SAP
3 37 (8.49%) Oracle
4 15 (3.44%) Google
5 12 (2.75%) DevExpress
6 10 (2.29%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.61%) Apple
8 6 (1.38%) Zend
9 4 (0.92%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.69%) Adobe
10 3 (0.69%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 3 (0.69%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.46%) Blue Prism
11 2 (0.46%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.46%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.46%) Sencha
11 2 (0.46%) VMware
12 1 (0.23%) IBM
12 1 (0.23%) Informatica
12 1 (0.23%) Teradata