Period
to 19 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Developer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 39 57
Rank change year-on-year +5 +18 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2,277 3,806 3,995
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.37% 5.41% 4.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.62% 5.63% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,538 3,612 3,750
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 34,413 67,640 81,231
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.16% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 27,662 54,457 65,063
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the UK excluding London

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Senior Developer in the UK excluding London

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the UK excluding London

Senior Developer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
South East +12 693 £60,000 +4.35% 137
North of England -1 557 £52,500 +5.00% 187
South West +33 354 £52,500 +5.00% 72
North West +5 327 £55,000 +4.76% 118
Midlands -1 291 £52,500 +5.00% 86
Scotland +3 196 £55,000 +4.76% 43
West Midlands -6 176 £52,500 +5.00% 59
Yorkshire -21 163 £47,500 -5.00% 58
East Midlands +1 115 £55,000 +10.00% 27
East of England +15 104 £60,000 +4.35% 37
Wales +38 71 £50,000 - 14
North East +29 66 £50,000 +20.48% 11
Northern Ireland -26 11 £52,500 +5.00% 11
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 UK excluding London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 1,168 (51.30%) JavaScript
2 984 (43.21%) .NET
3 964 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
4 961 (42.20%) C#
5 805 (35.35%) HTML
6 766 (33.64%) CSS
7 712 (31.27%) SQL
8 604 (26.53%) Azure
9 520 (22.84%) Java
10 509 (22.35%) AngularJS
11 503 (22.09%) React
12 489 (21.48%) SQL Server
13 484 (21.26%) .NET Core
14 451 (19.81%) MVC
15 443 (19.46%) DevOps
16 430 (18.88%) ASP.NET
17 405 (17.79%) Microservices
18 397 (17.44%) TDD
19 380 (16.69%) Git (software)
20 362 (15.90%) AWS
21 313 (13.75%) Front End Development
22 297 (13.04%) TypeScript
23 296 (13.00%) Docker
24 291 (12.78%) Scrum
25 283 (12.43%) Microsoft
26 281 (12.34%) Finance
27 279 (12.25%) .NET Framework
28 277 (12.17%) Spring
29 274 (12.03%) MySQL
30 270 (11.86%) Mentoring

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 106 (4.66%) CMS
2 94 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
3 62 (2.72%) Apache
4 59 (2.59%) WordPress
5 52 (2.28%) NServiceBus
6 47 (2.06%) Apache Spark
7 39 (1.71%) IIS
8 30 (1.32%) Confluence
8 30 (1.32%) Umbraco
9 28 (1.23%) Tomcat
10 26 (1.14%) EPiServer
10 26 (1.14%) SharePoint
11 25 (1.10%) Kentico
11 25 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
12 17 (0.75%) Joomla!
13 11 (0.48%) Drupal
14 10 (0.44%) nginx
15 9 (0.40%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (0.61%) Zeplin
2 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.088%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.088%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.044%) GIMP
5 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 39 (1.71%) Magento
2 26 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
3 22 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.79%) nopCommerce
5 6 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.22%) Shopify
7 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.088%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.088%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.088%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.088%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.044%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.044%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.044%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.044%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 604 (26.53%) Azure
2 362 (15.90%) AWS
3 172 (7.55%) SaaS
4 100 (4.39%) GCP
5 72 (3.16%) Serverless
6 70 (3.07%) GitHub
7 48 (2.11%) PaaS
8 44 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
9 42 (1.84%) IaaS
10 36 (1.58%) Stackdriver
11 32 (1.41%) Power Platform
12 21 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
14 18 (0.79%) npm
15 17 (0.75%) Amazon S3
16 15 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
17 12 (0.53%) Office 365
18 11 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
19 10 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 10 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 79 (3.47%) HTTP
2 51 (2.24%) Skype
3 12 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.48%) Internet
5 7 (0.31%) SSL
6 6 (0.26%) WEP
7 5 (0.22%) Network Security
8 4 (0.18%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.18%) Broadband
8 4 (0.18%) SMTP
8 4 (0.18%) SNMP
9 3 (0.13%) FTP
10 2 (0.088%) Intranet
11 1 (0.044%) 5G
11 1 (0.044%) AMQP
11 1 (0.044%) DHCP
11 1 (0.044%) DNS
11 1 (0.044%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 274 (12.03%) MySQL
3 144 (6.32%) NoSQL
4 121 (5.31%) MongoDB
5 111 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
6 93 (4.08%) Relational Database
7 74 (3.25%) Big Data
8 58 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 54 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 46 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
11 39 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
12 38 (1.67%) Redis
13 37 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
14 27 (1.19%) Power BI
15 22 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (0.70%) Hadoop
17 14 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 13 (0.57%) Cosmos DB
19 12 (0.53%) RDBMS
20 11 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 380 (16.69%) Git (software)
2 105 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 75 (3.29%) Jenkins
4 67 (2.94%) JIRA
5 61 (2.68%) Selenium
6 59 (2.59%) JUnit
7 55 (2.42%) Gradle
8 54 (2.37%) Maven
9 46 (2.02%) gulp
10 41 (1.80%) NUnit
10 41 (1.80%) Visual Studio
11 36 (1.58%) Grunt
12 32 (1.41%) webpack
13 26 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
14 24 (1.05%) PHPUnit
15 23 (1.01%) Bitbucket
16 21 (0.92%) Jasmine
16 21 (0.92%) TeamCity
17 20 (0.88%) CircleCI
18 16 (0.70%) Cypress.io
General
1 281 (12.34%) Finance
2 117 (5.14%) Public Sector
3 84 (3.69%) Marketing
4 51 (2.24%) Games
5 45 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 43 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 40 (1.76%) Electronics
8 33 (1.45%) Retail
9 23 (1.01%) Law
10 22 (0.97%) Banking
11 15 (0.66%) Automotive
12 11 (0.48%) Back Office
12 11 (0.48%) Police
13 10 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.40%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.31%) Advertising
16 6 (0.26%) Legal
16 6 (0.26%) Local Government
16 6 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 984 (43.21%) .NET
2 805 (35.35%) HTML
3 766 (33.64%) CSS
4 509 (22.35%) AngularJS
5 503 (22.09%) React
6 484 (21.26%) .NET Core
7 430 (18.88%) ASP.NET
8 279 (12.25%) .NET Framework
9 277 (12.17%) Spring
10 242 (10.63%) Vue.js
11 240 (10.54%) jQuery
12 224 (9.84%) HTML5
13 223 (9.79%) REST
14 216 (9.49%) RESTful
15 212 (9.31%) Node.js
16 193 (8.48%) ASP.NET MVC
17 192 (8.43%) Web Services
18 190 (8.34%) Entity Framework
19 189 (8.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 180 (7.91%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 201 (8.83%) Greenfield Project
2 162 (7.11%) User Experience
3 118 (5.18%) Mobile App
4 63 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (1.10%) NHS
7 24 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 20 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 15 (0.66%) Blog
11 14 (0.61%) Data Structures
12 12 (0.53%) Social Media
13 10 (0.44%) Cloud Native
14 9 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
14 9 (0.40%) RIA
15 8 (0.35%) Life Science
15 8 (0.35%) Xbox
16 7 (0.31%) Management Information System
16 7 (0.31%) Renewable Energy
17 6 (0.26%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 127 (5.58%) Linux
2 94 (4.13%) Android
3 81 (3.56%) Apple iOS
4 77 (3.38%) Windows
5 22 (0.97%) Windows Server
6 17 (0.75%) Ubuntu
7 15 (0.66%) Unix
8 6 (0.26%) CentOS
8 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.13%) Debian
10 1 (0.044%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.044%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 964 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (19.81%) MVC
3 443 (19.46%) DevOps
4 405 (17.79%) Microservices
5 397 (17.44%) TDD
6 313 (13.75%) Front End Development
7 291 (12.78%) Scrum
8 270 (11.86%) Mentoring
9 250 (10.98%) Software Engineering
10 194 (8.52%) Web Development
11 187 (8.21%) OO
12 160 (7.03%) SDLC
13 158 (6.94%) OOP
14 157 (6.90%) SOLID
15 155 (6.81%) Unit Testing
16 152 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
17 131 (5.75%) E-Commerce
18 124 (5.45%) BDD
19 111 (4.87%) Test Automation
20 110 (4.83%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,168 (51.30%) JavaScript
2 961 (42.20%) C#
3 712 (31.27%) SQL
4 520 (22.84%) Java
5 297 (13.04%) TypeScript
6 256 (11.24%) PHP
7 229 (10.06%) Python
8 104 (4.57%) T-SQL
9 64 (2.81%) Java 8
10 58 (2.55%) C++
11 48 (2.11%) ES6
12 42 (1.84%) Kotlin
13 41 (1.80%) Go
14 33 (1.45%) PL/SQL
15 31 (1.36%) C
16 27 (1.19%) Apple Swift
17 25 (1.10%) VB.NET
18 24 (1.05%) PowerShell
19 22 (0.97%) Ruby
19 22 (0.97%) Scala
Qualifications
1 137 (6.02%) Degree
2 79 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 69 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 52 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.61%) PhD
6 10 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.26%) HNC
8 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.088%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.088%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.088%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.088%) HND
9 2 (0.088%) MCSD
10 1 (0.044%) ISEB
10 1 (0.044%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.17%) QA
2 14 (0.61%) WAI
3 7 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.26%) ISO 13485
4 6 (0.26%) WCAG
5 4 (0.18%) GDPR
6 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.13%) SLA
7 1 (0.044%) IFRS
7 1 (0.044%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 296 (13.00%) Docker
2 10 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (0.22%) HDFS
4 4 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.13%) Ceph
5 3 (0.13%) Xen
6 2 (0.088%) KVM
7 1 (0.044%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.044%) LXC
7 1 (0.044%) Samba
7 1 (0.044%) Squid
Systems Management
1 242 (10.63%) Kubernetes
2 71 (3.12%) Terraform
3 40 (1.76%) Grafana
4 27 (1.19%) Ansible
5 11 (0.48%) MIIS
5 11 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.44%) Puppet
7 9 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.18%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.13%) Proxmox
11 2 (0.088%) Rancher
12 1 (0.044%) Capistrano
12 1 (0.044%) Packer
Vendors
1 283 (12.43%) Microsoft
2 105 (4.61%) Google
3 77 (3.38%) Oracle
4 51 (2.24%) Splunk
5 40 (1.76%) ServiceNow
6 39 (1.71%) SAP
7 37 (1.62%) Zend
8 31 (1.36%) Xamarin
9 26 (1.14%) Sitecore
10 25 (1.10%) Apple
11 15 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.61%) Adobe
12 14 (0.61%) VMware
13 10 (0.44%) IBM
14 9 (0.40%) Intel
14 9 (0.40%) Telerik
15 7 (0.31%) Solace
16 6 (0.26%) Ceridian
17 5 (0.22%) Cloudera
17 5 (0.22%) TIBCO