Period
to 25 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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

Senior Software Developer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 295 354 368
Rank change year-on-year +59 +14 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 488 686 799
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.95% 0.83% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.86% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 438 659 763
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -

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 48,972 79,623 96,769
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.44% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 39,008 62,466 78,662
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,600 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.20% - +5.26%

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in the UK excluding London

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in the UK excluding London

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in the UK excluding London

Senior Software 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 Software Developer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
South East +89 235 £55,000 - 6
North of England +64 97 £50,000 +5.26% 6
North West +79 59 £50,000 - 3
Midlands +93 41 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Scotland +38 39 £51,250 +13.89% 1
South West +28 30 £50,000 +7.53% 4
Yorkshire +48 28 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East of England +16 24 £46,158 -12.08% 5
East Midlands +50 21 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Midlands +64 20 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Wales +11 12 £43,355 -6.76% 1
Northern Ireland +23 10 £47,500 +33.80% 1
North East +11 10 £43,250 -5.98% 2
Senior Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, Senior Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 311 (63.73%) C#
2 305 (62.50%) .NET
3 270 (55.33%) JavaScript
4 260 (53.28%) Agile Software Development
5 201 (41.19%) SQL
6 190 (38.93%) SQL Server
7 165 (33.81%) Azure
8 157 (32.17%) HTML
9 150 (30.74%) CSS
10 142 (29.10%) AngularJS
11 129 (26.43%) ASP.NET
12 128 (26.23%) Microsoft
13 123 (25.20%) MVC
14 114 (23.36%) Software Engineering
15 111 (22.75%) jQuery
16 97 (19.88%) TDD
17 95 (19.47%) .NET Core
18 94 (19.26%) REST
19 90 (18.44%) .NET Framework
20 89 (18.24%) DevOps
21 88 (18.03%) Scrum
22 86 (17.62%) Web Development
23 82 (16.80%) React
23 82 (16.80%) AWS
24 81 (16.60%) Degree
25 79 (16.19%) Greenfield Project
26 78 (15.98%) ASP.NET Web API
27 77 (15.78%) Mentoring
28 75 (15.37%) Git (software)
29 73 (14.96%) SOAP

Senior Software 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 23 (4.71%) IIS
2 20 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.84%) OpenStack
4 9 (1.84%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.82%) Apache
6 4 (0.82%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.41%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.20%) CMS
8 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 165 (33.81%) Azure
2 82 (16.80%) AWS
3 64 (13.11%) SaaS
4 19 (3.89%) Office 365
5 18 (3.69%) GCP
6 12 (2.46%) PaaS
7 9 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (1.84%) Serverless
8 6 (1.23%) GitHub
9 3 (0.61%) Slack
10 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.20%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.23%) HTTP
2 4 (0.82%) FTP
2 4 (0.82%) InfiniBand
2 4 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.61%) SMS
4 1 (0.20%) Broadband
4 1 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.20%) Network Security
4 1 (0.20%) Wireless
4 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (38.93%) SQL Server
2 56 (11.48%) Relational Database
3 50 (10.25%) MySQL
4 22 (4.51%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.02%) Amazon Athena
8 5 (1.02%) Big Data
8 5 (1.02%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.82%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.61%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.61%) Redis
10 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2017
11 2 (0.41%) GIS
11 2 (0.41%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 75 (15.37%) Git (software)
2 48 (9.84%) Visual Studio
3 42 (8.61%) Jenkins
4 40 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (5.53%) JIRA
6 26 (5.33%) Selenium
7 14 (2.87%) SoapUI
8 9 (1.84%) Ant
9 7 (1.43%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.23%) JUnit
10 6 (1.23%) Maven
10 6 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.23%) WiX
11 5 (1.02%) Apache Ivy
11 5 (1.02%) Moq
12 4 (0.82%) git-flow
13 3 (0.61%) Postman
13 3 (0.61%) Protractor
13 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.61%) Zephyr
General
1 39 (7.99%) Finance
2 28 (5.74%) Manufacturing
3 21 (4.30%) Retail
4 16 (3.28%) Electronics
4 16 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.87%) Public Sector
6 13 (2.66%) Aerospace
7 11 (2.25%) Marketing
8 10 (2.05%) Games
9 7 (1.43%) Law
9 7 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.23%) Banking
11 3 (0.61%) Advertising
11 3 (0.61%) Automotive
12 2 (0.41%) Back Office
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (62.50%) .NET
2 157 (32.17%) HTML
3 150 (30.74%) CSS
4 142 (29.10%) AngularJS
5 129 (26.43%) ASP.NET
6 111 (22.75%) jQuery
7 95 (19.47%) .NET Core
8 94 (19.26%) REST
9 90 (18.44%) .NET Framework
10 82 (16.80%) React
11 78 (15.98%) ASP.NET Web API
12 73 (14.96%) SOAP
13 67 (13.73%) Entity Framework
14 65 (13.32%) Ajax
14 65 (13.32%) Web Services
15 53 (10.86%) HTML5
15 53 (10.86%) WCF
16 44 (9.02%) Node.js
16 44 (9.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 43 (8.81%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 79 (16.19%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (7.79%) Mobile App
3 29 (5.94%) User Experience
4 27 (5.53%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.89%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.23%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.02%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.41%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.41%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.41%) iPhone
10 2 (0.41%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.20%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.20%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.20%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.20%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 65 (13.32%) Linux
2 32 (6.56%) Windows
3 16 (3.28%) Unix
4 11 (2.25%) Android
4 11 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.84%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.61%) CentOS
7 3 (0.61%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.61%) tvOS
8 1 (0.20%) Debian
8 1 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (53.28%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (25.20%) MVC
3 114 (23.36%) Software Engineering
4 97 (19.88%) TDD
5 89 (18.24%) DevOps
6 88 (18.03%) Scrum
7 86 (17.62%) Web Development
8 77 (15.78%) Mentoring
9 70 (14.34%) Test Automation
10 63 (12.91%) OOP
11 61 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
12 59 (12.09%) OO
13 56 (11.48%) Computer Science
14 48 (9.84%) Unit Testing
15 46 (9.43%) SDLC
16 43 (8.81%) Microservices
17 40 (8.20%) BDD
18 37 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
19 36 (7.38%) OO PHP
20 34 (6.97%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 311 (63.73%) C#
2 270 (55.33%) JavaScript
3 201 (41.19%) SQL
4 67 (13.73%) Java
5 63 (12.91%) PHP
6 47 (9.63%) Python
7 41 (8.40%) C++
8 39 (7.99%) TypeScript
9 34 (6.97%) T-SQL
10 31 (6.35%) VB.NET
11 25 (5.12%) C
12 18 (3.69%) VB
12 18 (3.69%) VB6
13 13 (2.66%) Ruby
14 8 (1.64%) Scala
15 6 (1.23%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.23%) R
16 5 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.02%) Perl
17 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (16.60%) Degree
2 38 (7.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.02%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.41%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.56%) QA
2 31 (6.35%) GDPR
3 18 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (10.86%) Docker
2 7 (1.43%) Firmware
3 4 (0.82%) GPFS
3 4 (0.82%) Lustre
3 4 (0.82%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 2 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (7.79%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.07%) Puppet
3 5 (1.02%) Ansible
4 3 (0.61%) Terraform
5 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 128 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.35%) Oracle
3 28 (5.74%) Xamarin
4 18 (3.69%) Zend
5 11 (2.25%) SAP
6 10 (2.05%) Google
7 8 (1.64%) IBM
8 5 (1.02%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.02%) Micro Focus
8 5 (1.02%) Telerik
9 3 (0.61%) Apple
10 2 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.41%) Sencha
11 1 (0.20%) Cisco
11 1 (0.20%) iManage
11 1 (0.20%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.20%) VMware