The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
UK
Rank 47 56 59
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4452 5174 4895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.30% 5.00% 4.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.51% 5.19% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3896 4627 4307
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £71,400 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 4167 £55,000 +3.06% 664
London +2 1810 £65,000 +8.33% 287
South East -4 680 £50,000 - 80
North West +6 382 £50,000 - 81
City of London -2 338 £72,500 +17.88% 67
East of England +20 314 £52,500 - 44
Manchester +9 304 £50,000 - 55
Yorkshire +2 292 £45,000 - 46
South West -4 270 £49,000 +6.52% 47
West Midlands +8 222 £45,000 -5.26% 39
West Yorkshire +4 193 £45,250 +0.55% 32
Scotland +26 173 £50,000 +11.11% 34
East Midlands +12 167 £42,500 -3.40% 32
Berkshire +17 162 £55,000 - 18
Leeds +6 146 £47,500 +5.55% 24
Hertfordshire +81 138 £60,000 +4.34% 13
Hampshire -17 132 £47,500 - 17
Bristol -7 116 £49,750 +10.55% 15
Surrey -12 107 £55,000 - 14
Glasgow +23 105 £50,000 +8.69% 16
Buckinghamshire +3 96 £47,500 - 9
Birmingham +31 91 £45,000 - 11
Milton Keynes +7 87 £47,500 - 5
Essex +21 86 £50,000 -13.04% 11
Oxfordshire -1 68 £50,000 -9.09% 12
Nottinghamshire +25 65 £47,500 +21.01% 15
Leicestershire +6 61 £41,750 -6.00% 10
North Yorkshire +30 60 £45,000 - 7
Edinburgh +15 59 £47,500 +5.55% 17
Nottingham +24 56 £48,750 +24.20% 11

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Senior Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 4591 (51.27%) Agile Software Development
2 4063 (45.37%) JavaScript
3 3434 (38.35%) C#
4 3353 (37.44%) HTML
5 3272 (36.54%) .NET
6 3089 (34.49%) Java
7 3017 (33.69%) CSS
8 2979 (33.27%) SQL
9 2636 (29.44%) MVC
10 2280 (25.46%) SQL Server
11 2243 (25.05%) TDD
12 2062 (23.03%) AngularJS
13 2017 (22.52%) ASP.NET
14 1851 (20.67%) Finance
15 1620 (18.09%) Scrum
16 1464 (16.35%) HTML5
17 1457 (16.27%) jQuery
18 1455 (16.25%) OO
19 1352 (15.10%) Web Services
20 1338 (14.94%) Spring
21 1326 (14.81%) Git (software)
22 1255 (14.01%) Microsoft
23 1180 (13.18%) ASP.NET MVC
24 1118 (12.48%) Web Development
25 1062 (11.86%) Software Engineering
26 1039 (11.60%) MySQL
27 1028 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
28 980 (10.94%) Linux
29 971 (10.84%) Mentoring
30 970 (10.83%) PHP

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 362 (4.04%) Tomcat
2 349 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
3 296 (3.31%) JBoss
4 277 (3.09%) Apache
5 275 (3.07%) CMS
6 231 (2.58%) WebSphere
7 208 (2.32%) SharePoint
8 192 (2.14%) Apache Spark
9 182 (2.03%) IIS
10 159 (1.78%) WebLogic
11 126 (1.41%) Apache Solr
12 124 (1.38%) WordPress
13 106 (1.18%) Jetty
14 104 (1.16%) Umbraco
15 98 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 96 (1.07%) Drupal
17 88 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
18 87 (0.97%) nginx
19 71 (0.79%) OpenStack
20 67 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 438 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 77 (0.86%) Photoshop
3 36 (0.40%) MS Office
4 25 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 11 (0.12%) InVision
6 7 (0.078%) InDesign
6 7 (0.078%) MicroStation
7 6 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.045%) 3ds Max
8 4 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.045%) Maya
9 3 (0.034%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.034%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.022%) Autodesk Inventor
10 2 (0.022%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.022%) MS Project
10 2 (0.022%) Revit
11 1 (0.011%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 85 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.73%) Magento
3 55 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
5 15 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 8 (0.089%) Sentinel
9 7 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.078%) SAP S/4HANA
9 7 (0.078%) Shopify
10 6 (0.067%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.056%) SAP BPC
11 5 (0.056%) SAP MDG
12 4 (0.045%) SAP CRM
12 4 (0.045%) SAP IS-U
13 3 (0.034%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 762 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 689 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 291 (3.25%) SaaS
4 178 (1.99%) GitHub
5 91 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 75 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 60 (0.67%) Office 365
8 41 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 38 (0.42%) PaaS
10 36 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 27 (0.30%) Heroku
12 25 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 21 (0.23%) Force.com
14 18 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
15 16 (0.18%) IaaS
16 15 (0.17%) Google Play
16 15 (0.17%) Trello
17 14 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
17 14 (0.16%) TestFlight
18 13 (0.15%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 190 (2.12%) HTTP
2 153 (1.71%) Internet
3 51 (0.57%) Intranet
4 44 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 40 (0.45%) Broadband
6 34 (0.38%) SSL
7 25 (0.28%) HTTPS
8 16 (0.18%) DNS
9 15 (0.17%) SSH
10 10 (0.11%) 3G
10 10 (0.11%) 4G
10 10 (0.11%) GSM
10 10 (0.11%) OpenFlow
10 10 (0.11%) Unified Communications
11 9 (0.10%) DHCP
11 9 (0.10%) Value-Added Service
11 9 (0.10%) Wireless
12 7 (0.078%) Firewall
12 7 (0.078%) Skype
12 7 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2280 (25.46%) SQL Server
2 1039 (11.60%) MySQL
3 781 (8.72%) NoSQL
4 527 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 497 (5.55%) Relational Database
6 470 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 463 (5.17%) Big Data
8 340 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 313 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
10 283 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 283 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 273 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
12 244 (2.72%) Hadoop
13 230 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 182 (2.03%) Redis
15 178 (1.99%) RDBMS
16 174 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
17 166 (1.85%) Oracle Database
18 125 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
19 124 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1326 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 460 (5.14%) Jenkins
3 451 (5.04%) Visual Studio
4 446 (4.98%) JUnit
5 432 (4.82%) Maven
6 412 (4.60%) Subversion
7 377 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 298 (3.33%) JIRA
9 280 (3.13%) gulp
10 245 (2.74%) Selenium
11 222 (2.48%) Gradle
12 207 (2.31%) TeamCity
13 194 (2.17%) Grunt
14 186 (2.08%) NUnit
15 150 (1.68%) Ant
16 128 (1.43%) webpack
17 121 (1.35%) Cucumber
18 117 (1.31%) Eclipse
19 116 (1.30%) Jasmine
20 103 (1.15%) Mockito
General
1 1851 (20.67%) Finance
2 744 (8.31%) Banking
3 376 (4.20%) Retail
4 275 (3.07%) Marketing
5 256 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 227 (2.53%) Advertising
7 225 (2.51%) Games
8 165 (1.84%) Front Office
9 139 (1.55%) Investment Banking
10 101 (1.13%) Publishing
11 95 (1.06%) Electronics
12 82 (0.92%) Back Office
13 79 (0.88%) Manufacturing
14 73 (0.82%) Legal
15 59 (0.66%) Automotive
15 59 (0.66%) Law
16 47 (0.52%) Financial Institution
17 26 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
18 24 (0.27%) Online Betting
19 20 (0.22%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3353 (37.44%) HTML
2 3272 (36.54%) .NET
3 3017 (33.69%) CSS
4 2062 (23.03%) AngularJS
5 2017 (22.52%) ASP.NET
6 1464 (16.35%) HTML5
7 1457 (16.27%) jQuery
8 1352 (15.10%) Web Services
9 1338 (14.94%) Spring
10 1180 (13.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 961 (10.73%) REST
12 900 (10.05%) .NET Framework
13 873 (9.75%) CSS3
14 863 (9.64%) XML
15 798 (8.91%) Node.js
16 766 (8.55%) ASP.NET Web API
17 681 (7.60%) RESTful
18 671 (7.49%) Hibernate
19 661 (7.38%) React
20 628 (7.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 713 (7.96%) Computer Science
2 533 (5.95%) User Experience
3 337 (3.76%) Mobile App
4 335 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 242 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 220 (2.46%) Fintech
7 213 (2.38%) iPad
8 173 (1.93%) Algorithms
9 140 (1.56%) Data Structures
10 134 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 127 (1.42%) Hedge funds
12 108 (1.21%) Client/Server
13 80 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
14 75 (0.84%) Derivative
15 72 (0.80%) Social Media
16 71 (0.79%) Blog
17 70 (0.78%) N-Tier
18 62 (0.69%) Equities
19 48 (0.54%) Virtual Team
20 45 (0.50%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 980 (10.94%) Linux
2 521 (5.82%) Windows
3 344 (3.84%) Android
3 344 (3.84%) Apple iOS
4 291 (3.25%) Unix
5 92 (1.03%) Windows Server
6 43 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (0.38%) Mac OS X
8 28 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 15 (0.17%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.16%) Windows Phone
11 13 (0.15%) Solaris
12 12 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (0.089%) MVS
14 8 (0.089%) VMS
15 6 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.056%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4591 (51.27%) Agile Software Development
2 2636 (29.44%) MVC
3 2243 (25.05%) TDD
4 1620 (18.09%) Scrum
5 1455 (16.25%) OO
6 1118 (12.48%) Web Development
7 1062 (11.86%) Software Engineering
8 1028 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
9 971 (10.84%) Mentoring
10 765 (8.54%) BDD
11 758 (8.46%) E-Commerce
12 752 (8.40%) Unit Testing
13 733 (8.19%) Front End Development
14 666 (7.44%) SDLC
15 619 (6.91%) OOP
16 507 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
17 503 (5.62%) Microservices
18 489 (5.46%) SOA
19 487 (5.44%) Multithreading
20 483 (5.39%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4063 (45.37%) JavaScript
2 3434 (38.35%) C#
3 3089 (34.49%) Java
4 2979 (33.27%) SQL
5 970 (10.83%) PHP
6 652 (7.28%) T-SQL
7 583 (6.51%) Python
8 475 (5.30%) C++
9 372 (4.15%) Scala
10 347 (3.87%) VB.NET
11 245 (2.74%) Ruby
12 243 (2.71%) PL/SQL
13 196 (2.19%) C
14 171 (1.91%) Objective-C
15 155 (1.73%) TypeScript
16 134 (1.50%) ES6
17 129 (1.44%) Groovy
18 128 (1.43%) Perl
19 121 (1.35%) Go
20 101 (1.13%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 909 (10.15%) Degree
2 120 (1.34%) Security Cleared
3 92 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 81 (0.90%) SC Cleared
5 30 (0.34%) PhD
6 15 (0.17%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.12%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.11%) MCSD
9 9 (0.10%) Postgraduate
10 7 (0.078%) MCP
10 7 (0.078%) SAS Certification
10 7 (0.078%) Sun Certification
11 5 (0.056%) CFA
12 3 (0.034%) APMG
12 3 (0.034%) HND
12 3 (0.034%) MCTS
12 3 (0.034%) PMP
13 2 (0.022%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.022%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.022%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (3.29%) QA
2 30 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.25%) MiFID
4 17 (0.19%) ISO 14001
5 15 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.16%) SLA
7 10 (0.11%) SDET
8 9 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.078%) EMIR
10 4 (0.045%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.034%) WCAG
12 2 (0.022%) GCP
12 2 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.022%) TickIT
13 1 (0.011%) Basel III
13 1 (0.011%) PMO
13 1 (0.011%) Section 508
System Software
1 304 (3.39%) Docker
2 26 (0.29%) Firmware
3 23 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.23%) HDFS
5 19 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 16 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 13 (0.15%) vSphere
8 12 (0.13%) Varnish
9 11 (0.12%) Active Directory
10 10 (0.11%) KVM
11 8 (0.089%) Samba
11 8 (0.089%) Squid
12 7 (0.078%) LXC
13 4 (0.045%) etcd
14 3 (0.034%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.034%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.022%) NFS
Systems Management
1 175 (1.95%) Puppet
2 144 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 126 (1.41%) Ansible
4 74 (0.83%) Kibana
5 65 (0.73%) logstash
6 46 (0.51%) Salt
7 42 (0.47%) Kubernetes
8 29 (0.32%) Grafana
9 18 (0.20%) Graphite
10 11 (0.12%) Packer
10 11 (0.12%) Terraform
11 10 (0.11%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.078%) Mesos
12 7 (0.078%) Oozie
12 7 (0.078%) StatsD
13 6 (0.067%) Marathon
13 6 (0.067%) Nagios
14 4 (0.045%) CloudHub
14 4 (0.045%) Consul
14 4 (0.045%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 1255 (14.01%) Microsoft
2 835 (9.32%) Oracle
3 194 (2.17%) Google
4 185 (2.07%) Zend
5 119 (1.33%) Xamarin
6 113 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
7 106 (1.18%) SAP
8 97 (1.08%) Sybase
9 92 (1.03%) Sitecore
10 84 (0.94%) IBM
11 80 (0.89%) Adobe
12 75 (0.84%) Tableau
13 64 (0.71%) Apple
14 58 (0.65%) TIBCO
15 48 (0.54%) Talend
16 36 (0.40%) Solace
17 35 (0.39%) Telerik
18 32 (0.36%) Cognizant
18 32 (0.36%) Red Hat
19 29 (0.32%) MicroStrategy
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days hol + flexi-time, etc
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reco Ltd
Salary: Up to £80,000 + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 50,000 to £80,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum 65,000 + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Flexible Working, Childcare Vouchers
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + stock options
Posted: 22 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + £75,000 + Brilliant Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago