Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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

Senior Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 51 53
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 8,480 9,622 10,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.02% 5.46% 5.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.22% 5.68% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 7,368 8,100 9,080
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +7.84%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 162,478 169,340 190,363
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.07% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 130,921 136,473 160,125
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Developer.

Salary trend for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Top 17 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 21 August 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
England +3 8,018 £57,500 +4.55% 1,130
UK excluding London -4 4,671 £50,000 +4.17% 667
London +2 3,664 £68,500 +5.38% 537
South East +7 1,583 £55,000 +4.76% 158
North of England +2 1,188 £45,000 - 175
Midlands -16 616 £50,000 +11.11% 86
North West -8 565 £47,500 - 100
Yorkshire +13 548 £45,000 - 63
South West -7 488 £50,000 +5.26% 78
East of England -18 469 £55,000 +6.80% 96
West Midlands -20 364 £50,000 +11.11% 47
East Midlands -2 251 £50,000 +11.11% 39
Scotland -23 248 £50,000 - 50
North East +10 75 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Wales -19 67 £47,500 +11.76% 13
Northern Ireland -1 14 £51,000 +2.00% 11
Channel Islands - 2 £75,000 -

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 4,015 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
2 3,965 (46.76%) JavaScript
3 3,331 (39.28%) C#
4 3,181 (37.51%) .NET
5 2,841 (33.50%) HTML
6 2,754 (32.48%) SQL
7 2,745 (32.37%) Java
8 2,604 (30.71%) CSS
9 2,285 (26.95%) MVC
10 2,206 (26.01%) AngularJS
11 2,068 (24.39%) TDD
12 1,907 (22.49%) SQL Server
13 1,798 (21.20%) Finance
14 1,757 (20.72%) ASP.NET
15 1,514 (17.85%) Git (software)
16 1,313 (15.48%) Scrum
17 1,270 (14.98%) Spring
18 1,266 (14.93%) React
19 1,265 (14.92%) Microsoft
20 1,188 (14.01%) Software Engineering
21 1,182 (13.94%) jQuery
22 1,178 (13.89%) Web Services
23 1,137 (13.41%) HTML5
24 1,126 (13.28%) Amazon AWS
25 1,114 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
26 1,085 (12.79%) RESTful
27 1,039 (12.25%) Microservices
28 1,033 (12.18%) OO
29 1,010 (11.91%) ASP.NET MVC
30 950 (11.20%) Python

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 246 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
2 243 (2.87%) Apache
3 238 (2.81%) CMS
4 197 (2.32%) Tomcat
5 173 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 153 (1.80%) IIS
7 128 (1.51%) Confluence
8 117 (1.38%) JBoss
9 116 (1.37%) Apache Spark
10 105 (1.24%) Umbraco
11 100 (1.18%) WebSphere
12 93 (1.10%) WordPress
13 90 (1.06%) Drupal
14 83 (0.98%) Ethereum
15 58 (0.68%) nginx
16 55 (0.65%) NServiceBus
17 53 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 45 (0.53%) Mule
19 35 (0.41%) Apache Solr
19 35 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 94 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 25 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 10 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 9 (0.11%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.083%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.071%) InVision
11 5 (0.059%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.035%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.024%) InDesign
14 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.012%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.012%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.012%) Maya
Business Applications
1 60 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.50%) Magento
3 40 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
4 38 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
5 35 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 22 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
7 20 (0.24%) Markit EDM
8 15 (0.18%) Ripple
9 13 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
10 10 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
11 8 (0.094%) NetSuite
11 8 (0.094%) R3 Corda
12 6 (0.071%) SDL Web 8
12 6 (0.071%) SunGard GMI
13 5 (0.059%) SAP S/4HANA
13 5 (0.059%) Siebel CRM
13 5 (0.059%) WebTrends
14 4 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
15 3 (0.035%) nopCommerce
15 3 (0.035%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 1,126 (13.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1,114 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 308 (3.63%) GitHub
4 244 (2.88%) SaaS
5 112 (1.32%) Serverless
6 110 (1.30%) npm
7 99 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
8 88 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 85 (1.00%) PaaS
10 75 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
11 69 (0.81%) Amazon S3
12 62 (0.73%) Office 365
13 58 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
14 39 (0.46%) IaaS
15 38 (0.45%) Slack
16 36 (0.42%) NuGet
17 29 (0.34%) OpenShift
18 27 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 27 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
19 26 (0.31%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 167 (1.97%) HTTP
2 105 (1.24%) Internet
3 58 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.26%) SMS
5 21 (0.25%) Bluetooth
6 20 (0.24%) Intranet
7 19 (0.22%) SSL
8 18 (0.21%) DNS
9 17 (0.20%) AMQP
10 14 (0.17%) SMTP
11 10 (0.12%) Broadband
12 9 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (0.094%) Wireless
14 6 (0.071%) Skype
15 5 (0.059%) HTTPS
15 5 (0.059%) Network Security
16 4 (0.047%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
16 4 (0.047%) SSH
16 4 (0.047%) Value-Added Service
17 3 (0.035%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,907 (22.49%) SQL Server
2 864 (10.19%) MySQL
3 665 (7.84%) NoSQL
4 457 (5.39%) Relational Database
5 402 (4.74%) MongoDB
6 370 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 368 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
8 317 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 300 (3.54%) Big Data
10 249 (2.94%) Blockchain
10 249 (2.94%) Redis
11 244 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
12 232 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 175 (2.06%) Power BI
14 160 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
15 144 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
15 144 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
16 103 (1.21%) Hadoop
16 103 (1.21%) RDBMS
17 100 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,514 (17.85%) Git (software)
2 555 (6.54%) Jenkins
3 411 (4.85%) JIRA
4 360 (4.25%) Maven
5 359 (4.23%) Visual Studio
6 349 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 264 (3.11%) JUnit
8 256 (3.02%) webpack
9 241 (2.84%) Selenium
10 232 (2.74%) Subversion
11 228 (2.69%) gulp
12 211 (2.49%) TeamCity
13 184 (2.17%) NUnit
14 172 (2.03%) Jasmine
15 171 (2.02%) Cucumber
16 151 (1.78%) Eclipse
17 148 (1.75%) Grunt
18 140 (1.65%) Mocha
19 135 (1.59%) Gradle
20 134 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,798 (21.20%) Finance
2 491 (5.79%) Banking
3 431 (5.08%) Retail
4 310 (3.66%) Games
5 219 (2.58%) Marketing
6 217 (2.56%) Advertising
7 174 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 149 (1.76%) Front Office
9 92 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 86 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 81 (0.96%) Law
12 75 (0.88%) Financial Institution
13 71 (0.84%) Electronics
14 70 (0.83%) Automotive
15 66 (0.78%) Legal
16 47 (0.55%) Publishing
17 46 (0.54%) Back Office
18 37 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
19 14 (0.17%) Retail Banking
20 13 (0.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,181 (37.51%) .NET
2 2,841 (33.50%) HTML
3 2,604 (30.71%) CSS
4 2,206 (26.01%) AngularJS
5 1,757 (20.72%) ASP.NET
6 1,270 (14.98%) Spring
7 1,266 (14.93%) React
8 1,182 (13.94%) jQuery
9 1,178 (13.89%) Web Services
10 1,137 (13.41%) HTML5
11 1,085 (12.79%) RESTful
12 1,010 (11.91%) ASP.NET MVC
13 937 (11.05%) Node.js
14 908 (10.71%) REST
15 813 (9.59%) ASP.NET Web API
16 750 (8.84%) .NET Framework
17 650 (7.67%) CSS3
18 517 (6.10%) Hibernate
19 440 (5.19%) XML
20 436 (5.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 676 (7.97%) Greenfield Project
2 642 (7.57%) Computer Science
3 591 (6.97%) Fintech
4 554 (6.53%) User Experience
5 378 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
6 337 (3.97%) Mobile App
7 274 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
8 226 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
9 146 (1.72%) Algorithms
10 103 (1.21%) Hedge funds
11 101 (1.19%) Equities
12 97 (1.14%) Data Structures
13 92 (1.08%) Derivative
14 91 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
15 83 (0.98%) Bitcoin
16 79 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 59 (0.70%) Fixed Income
18 48 (0.57%) Online Games
19 41 (0.48%) NHS
20 36 (0.42%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 824 (9.72%) Linux
2 333 (3.93%) Windows
3 321 (3.79%) Android
3 321 (3.79%) Apple iOS
4 176 (2.08%) Unix
5 48 (0.57%) Windows Server
6 32 (0.38%) Ubuntu
7 26 (0.31%) VMS
8 23 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 15 (0.18%) Mac OS
10 14 (0.17%) CentOS
11 13 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.11%) Solaris
13 8 (0.094%) Nucleus RTOS
14 7 (0.083%) AIX
15 5 (0.059%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.035%) Debian
16 3 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.024%) Fedora
17 2 (0.024%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,015 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
2 2,285 (26.95%) MVC
3 2,068 (24.39%) TDD
4 1,313 (15.48%) Scrum
5 1,188 (14.01%) Software Engineering
6 1,039 (12.25%) Microservices
7 1,033 (12.18%) OO
8 944 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
9 929 (10.96%) Web Development
10 812 (9.58%) Front End Development
11 794 (9.36%) Mentoring
12 774 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
13 766 (9.03%) DevOps
14 749 (8.83%) Unit Testing
15 736 (8.68%) BDD
16 669 (7.89%) Test Automation
17 612 (7.22%) SDLC
18 549 (6.47%) E-Commerce
19 509 (6.00%) SOLID
20 488 (5.75%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3,965 (46.76%) JavaScript
2 3,331 (39.28%) C#
3 2,754 (32.48%) SQL
4 2,745 (32.37%) Java
5 950 (11.20%) Python
6 926 (10.92%) PHP
7 660 (7.78%) Java 8
8 576 (6.79%) T-SQL
9 399 (4.71%) C++
10 375 (4.42%) Scala
11 343 (4.04%) TypeScript
12 291 (3.43%) Ruby
13 264 (3.11%) ES6
14 183 (2.16%) VB.NET
15 173 (2.04%) C
16 143 (1.69%) PL/SQL
17 142 (1.67%) PowerShell
18 141 (1.66%) Apple Swift
18 141 (1.66%) Objective-C
19 136 (1.60%) Go
Qualifications
1 922 (10.87%) Degree
2 278 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (0.64%) Master's Degree
4 54 (0.64%) Security Cleared
5 29 (0.34%) SC Cleared
6 25 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
7 22 (0.26%) AWS Certification
7 22 (0.26%) DBS Check
7 22 (0.26%) PhD
8 18 (0.21%) MCSE
9 13 (0.15%) MCP
9 13 (0.15%) MCPD
10 9 (0.11%) MCSD
10 9 (0.11%) MCTS
11 6 (0.071%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.059%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.047%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.047%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.047%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (4.40%) QA
2 31 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 29 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 28 (0.33%) GCP
4 28 (0.33%) GDPR
5 10 (0.12%) SLA
6 9 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.11%) MiFID
6 9 (0.11%) WAI
7 6 (0.071%) EMIR
8 5 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.059%) WCAG
9 4 (0.047%) FATCA
10 3 (0.035%) HL7
10 3 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.024%) SEPA
12 1 (0.012%) MISRA
12 1 (0.012%) MISRA C
12 1 (0.012%) PSD2
System Software
1 740 (8.73%) Docker
2 43 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (0.26%) GridGain
4 20 (0.24%) HDFS
5 16 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.11%) Firmware
7 7 (0.083%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.071%) Varnish
9 5 (0.059%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.059%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.024%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.024%) Samba
11 2 (0.024%) Squid
12 1 (0.012%) LXC
12 1 (0.012%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.012%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 227 (2.68%) Kubernetes
2 131 (1.54%) Ansible
3 101 (1.19%) Terraform
4 90 (1.06%) Puppet
5 68 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
7 39 (0.46%) Kibana
8 25 (0.29%) Packer
9 17 (0.20%) Mesos
10 14 (0.17%) Marathon
11 11 (0.13%) Grafana
12 10 (0.12%) Graphite
12 10 (0.12%) logstash
13 9 (0.11%) Consul
14 8 (0.094%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.083%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 5 (0.059%) Oozie
17 4 (0.047%) HP Quality Center
17 4 (0.047%) Rancher
18 3 (0.035%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 1,265 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 521 (6.14%) Oracle
3 305 (3.60%) Google
4 141 (1.66%) Xamarin
5 101 (1.19%) Zend
6 100 (1.18%) SAP
7 94 (1.11%) Tableau
8 83 (0.98%) Apple
9 81 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
10 80 (0.94%) Capita
10 80 (0.94%) Twitter
11 79 (0.93%) Sitecore
12 60 (0.71%) IBM
13 59 (0.70%) WorldPay
14 53 (0.63%) Atlassian
15 51 (0.60%) Adobe
16 47 (0.55%) TIBCO
17 37 (0.44%) Sybase
18 35 (0.41%) Splunk
19 33 (0.39%) MuleSoft