Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 60 58
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 481 550 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.67% 5.41% 4.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.84% 5.53% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 425 539 472
South West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £38,000 £36,250 £36,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,500 £60,000
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 9,948 9,945 10,549
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.56% 97.75% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8,202 8,278 8,938
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 £24,500 £24,425
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 October 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 October 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 +9 240 £50,500 +4.66% 40
Dorset +13 93 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Gloucestershire -14 59 £55,000 +12.24% 18
Wiltshire -21 33 £55,000 +22.22% 9
Somerset -32 26 £50,000 - 3
Devon +4 17 £45,250 +6.47% 6
Cornwall +1 4 £36,000 +2.86% 3
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 281 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (50.31%) JavaScript
3 227 (47.19%) MVC
4 204 (42.41%) HTML
5 192 (39.92%) C#
6 191 (39.71%) .NET
7 186 (38.67%) CSS
8 165 (34.30%) Java
9 124 (25.78%) Git (software)
10 121 (25.16%) AngularJS
11 110 (22.87%) Web Services
12 103 (21.41%) ASP.NET
13 99 (20.58%) SQL Server
14 96 (19.96%) Scrum
14 96 (19.96%) TDD
14 96 (19.96%) RESTful
15 93 (19.33%) Spring
15 93 (19.33%) PHP
16 91 (18.92%) SQL
16 91 (18.92%) HTML5
17 88 (18.30%) Software Engineering
18 80 (16.63%) MySQL
19 79 (16.42%) jQuery
20 75 (15.59%) Finance
21 70 (14.55%) REST
22 69 (14.35%) ASP.NET MVC
23 63 (13.10%) Linux
23 63 (13.10%) Web Development
24 61 (12.68%) MongoDB
25 60 (12.47%) Microsoft

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 43 (8.94%) Apache
2 33 (6.86%) Tomcat
3 23 (4.78%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (3.12%) Mule
5 14 (2.91%) WordPress
6 10 (2.08%) EPiServer
6 10 (2.08%) JBoss
7 9 (1.87%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.87%) CMS
7 9 (1.87%) Umbraco
8 8 (1.66%) Mule ESB
9 7 (1.46%) IIS
10 6 (1.25%) Confluence
11 5 (1.04%) Moodle
12 4 (0.83%) nginx
12 4 (0.83%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.62%) Drupal
13 3 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Maya
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) OpenCart
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Magento
3 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 51 (10.60%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.37%) SaaS
4 20 (4.16%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (2.70%) Amazon S3
6 12 (2.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 12 (2.49%) npm
7 9 (1.87%) GitHub
8 3 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.62%) Yarn
9 2 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.42%) IaaS
9 2 (0.42%) PaaS
10 1 (0.21%) Google Play
10 1 (0.21%) iTunes
10 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) Serverless
10 1 (0.21%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.08%) Internet
2 6 (1.25%) SSL
3 4 (0.83%) HTTP
4 3 (0.62%) PPP
4 3 (0.62%) SMS
5 2 (0.42%) 4G
5 2 (0.42%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (20.58%) SQL Server
2 80 (16.63%) MySQL
3 61 (12.68%) MongoDB
4 49 (10.19%) NoSQL
5 22 (4.57%) Relational Database
6 21 (4.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 21 (4.37%) Redis
7 19 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (3.74%) Big Data
9 17 (3.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 12 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (1.66%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (1.04%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.83%) Electronic Patient Records
15 3 (0.62%) Blockchain
15 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 124 (25.78%) Git (software)
2 51 (10.60%) Jenkins
3 44 (9.15%) JIRA
4 37 (7.69%) Maven
5 35 (7.28%) JUnit
6 28 (5.82%) Eclipse
7 19 (3.95%) PHPUnit
7 19 (3.95%) Subversion
8 18 (3.74%) Cucumber
8 18 (3.74%) NCrunch
8 18 (3.74%) ReSharper
9 17 (3.53%) TeamCity
10 16 (3.33%) gulp
11 15 (3.12%) Bitbucket
11 15 (3.12%) Visual Studio
12 12 (2.49%) IntelliJ
12 12 (2.49%) Liquibase
13 11 (2.29%) Selenium
13 11 (2.29%) webpack
14 8 (1.66%) Ant
General
1 75 (15.59%) Finance
2 43 (8.94%) Marketing
3 41 (8.52%) Telecoms
4 36 (7.48%) Manufacturing
5 32 (6.65%) Retail
6 30 (6.24%) Electronics
7 8 (1.66%) Law
8 2 (0.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.21%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (42.41%) HTML
2 191 (39.71%) .NET
3 186 (38.67%) CSS
4 121 (25.16%) AngularJS
5 110 (22.87%) Web Services
6 103 (21.41%) ASP.NET
7 96 (19.96%) RESTful
8 93 (19.33%) Spring
9 91 (18.92%) HTML5
10 79 (16.42%) jQuery
11 70 (14.55%) REST
12 69 (14.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 56 (11.64%) ASP.NET Web API
14 53 (11.02%) CSS3
15 50 (10.40%) Spring MVC
16 48 (9.98%) Hibernate
16 48 (9.98%) React
17 42 (8.73%) JSON
17 42 (8.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 39 (8.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.60%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (7.07%) User Experience
3 22 (4.57%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.29%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.66%) Fintech
7 7 (1.46%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.46%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.04%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.04%) iPad
8 5 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.83%) ASIC
9 4 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (0.62%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.62%) Social Network
11 2 (0.42%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.10%) Linux
2 22 (4.57%) Windows
3 20 (4.16%) Unix
4 12 (2.49%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.08%) Android
6 1 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (47.19%) MVC
3 96 (19.96%) Scrum
3 96 (19.96%) TDD
4 88 (18.30%) Software Engineering
5 63 (13.10%) Web Development
6 55 (11.43%) Unit Testing
7 51 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (9.77%) OO
9 44 (9.15%) E-Commerce
10 42 (8.73%) SDLC
11 40 (8.32%) SOLID
12 39 (8.11%) Microservices
13 38 (7.90%) BDD
14 35 (7.28%) Front End Development
15 33 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
16 30 (6.24%) Digital Marketing
16 30 (6.24%) Programme Management
17 28 (5.82%) Code Coverage
18 27 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 242 (50.31%) JavaScript
2 192 (39.92%) C#
3 165 (34.30%) Java
4 93 (19.33%) PHP
5 91 (18.92%) SQL
6 38 (7.90%) Python
7 29 (6.03%) C++
8 24 (4.99%) C
9 18 (3.74%) ES6
9 18 (3.74%) Java 8
9 18 (3.74%) T-SQL
10 17 (3.53%) TypeScript
11 13 (2.70%) VB.NET
12 12 (2.49%) Shell Script
13 11 (2.29%) Go
14 10 (2.08%) Apple Swift
14 10 (2.08%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.46%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.25%) Kotlin
16 6 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (4.37%) Degree
2 16 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.04%) DBS Check
5 5 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.87%) QA
2 3 (0.62%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (8.94%) Docker
2 4 (0.83%) Firmware
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (3.74%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.21%) Ansible
2 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.21%) Puppet
2 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (12.47%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.86%) Oracle
3 30 (6.24%) SAP
4 18 (3.74%) Atlassian
5 15 (3.12%) Google
6 13 (2.70%) Zend
7 12 (2.49%) Apple
8 6 (1.25%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.83%) Sencha
11 3 (0.62%) DevExpress
12 2 (0.42%) Avid
12 2 (0.42%) Cognizant
12 2 (0.42%) HubSpot
12 2 (0.42%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.42%) Telerik
12 2 (0.42%) Xamarin
13 1 (0.21%) Automation Anywhere
13 1 (0.21%) UiPath
13 1 (0.21%) VMware