Period
to 16 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

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
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 52 50
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 6,810 8,635 9,230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.74% 5.03% 5.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.94% 5.22% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5,847 7,568 8,096
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +1.01% +4.21%

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 137,780 165,560 165,703
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.35% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 109,623 134,673 136,528
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 2019. 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 -8 6,334 £60,000 +9.09% 1,404
UK excluding London -3 3,882 £51,500 +3.00% 900
London -1 2,769 £72,500 +7.41% 596
South East -7 1,338 £55,000 +4.76% 209
North of England -1 1,004 £50,000 +11.11% 263
North West +12 569 £50,000 +5.26% 155
Midlands -7 449 £50,000 +5.26% 159
South West -4 435 £50,000 - 105
Yorkshire -23 394 £47,500 +5.56% 92
East of England +12 330 £55,000 - 73
West Midlands -22 251 £47,500 - 87
Scotland +7 238 £50,000 - 57
East Midlands 0 198 £52,500 +5.00% 72
Wales +22 62 £42,500 -10.53% 26
North East -20 41 £46,000 +2.22% 16
Northern Ireland +3 34 £50,000 +3.63% 9
Channel Islands +8 2 £47,500 -36.67%

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 3,207 (47.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2,951 (43.33%) JavaScript
3 2,648 (38.88%) C#
4 2,457 (36.08%) .NET
5 2,053 (30.15%) Java
6 1,937 (28.44%) SQL
7 1,919 (28.18%) HTML
8 1,877 (27.56%) CSS
9 1,523 (22.36%) MVC
10 1,503 (22.07%) SQL Server
11 1,451 (21.31%) AngularJS
12 1,406 (20.65%) ASP.NET
13 1,358 (19.94%) TDD
14 1,206 (17.71%) Git (software)
15 1,183 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
16 1,150 (16.89%) Finance
17 1,047 (15.37%) React
18 1,036 (15.21%) Amazon AWS
19 1,009 (14.82%) Scrum
20 973 (14.29%) Microservices
21 963 (14.14%) Software Engineering
22 937 (13.76%) Microsoft
23 911 (13.38%) Web Services
24 870 (12.78%) Spring
25 810 (11.89%) Mentoring
26 787 (11.56%) Front End Development
27 770 (11.31%) jQuery
28 766 (11.25%) Docker
29 753 (11.06%) Degree
30 746 (10.95%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 236 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
2 159 (2.33%) CMS
3 116 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 103 (1.51%) Apache
5 102 (1.50%) Confluence
6 93 (1.37%) Apache Spark
6 93 (1.37%) IIS
7 90 (1.32%) WordPress
8 74 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 73 (1.07%) Drupal
10 53 (0.78%) Umbraco
11 51 (0.75%) JBoss
12 48 (0.70%) WebSphere
13 43 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 43 (0.63%) Apache Solr
14 36 (0.53%) NServiceBus
15 32 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 31 (0.46%) SAS
17 26 (0.38%) OpenStack
18 24 (0.35%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 43 (0.63%) Photoshop
2 35 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.37%) Adobe XD
4 24 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
5 22 (0.32%) Sketch
6 19 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.18%) SPSS
8 12 (0.18%) Zeplin
9 8 (0.12%) InVision
10 7 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
11 6 (0.088%) S-PLUS
12 4 (0.059%) GIMP
13 3 (0.044%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 2 (0.029%) ArchiCAD
14 2 (0.029%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.029%) HipChat
14 2 (0.029%) Marvel
14 2 (0.029%) MicroStation
14 2 (0.029%) Revit
Business Applications
1 93 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 92 (1.35%) Magento
3 32 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
4 14 (0.21%) Shopify
5 13 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 11 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 10 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
7 10 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 7 (0.10%) Fredhopper
10 7 (0.10%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
12 4 (0.059%) Cognos TM1
13 2 (0.029%) Hyperion Planning
13 2 (0.029%) ION MarketView
13 2 (0.029%) RMDS
13 2 (0.029%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 1,183 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,036 (15.21%) Amazon AWS
3 273 (4.01%) SaaS
4 209 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
5 189 (2.78%) Power Platform
6 167 (2.45%) Serverless
7 157 (2.31%) GitHub
8 97 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
9 71 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
10 67 (0.98%) Amazon S3
11 61 (0.90%) PaaS
12 58 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
12 58 (0.85%) Office 365
13 48 (0.70%) npm
14 44 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
15 43 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
16 42 (0.62%) Heroku
17 41 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
18 35 (0.51%) Apigee
19 33 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 155 (2.28%) HTTP
2 70 (1.03%) Internet
3 28 (0.41%) Bluetooth
3 28 (0.41%) Broadband
4 26 (0.38%) SSH
5 24 (0.35%) SSL
6 17 (0.25%) TCP/IP
7 13 (0.19%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.16%) Intranet
8 11 (0.16%) Network Security
8 11 (0.16%) STUN
8 11 (0.16%) VoIP
9 10 (0.15%) WAN
10 9 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.12%) DNS
11 8 (0.12%) SAN
11 8 (0.12%) Skype
12 7 (0.10%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.10%) Firewall
13 6 (0.088%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,503 (22.07%) SQL Server
2 551 (8.09%) NoSQL
3 522 (7.67%) MySQL
4 360 (5.29%) Relational Database
5 319 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 315 (4.63%) MongoDB
7 278 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
8 261 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 256 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
10 240 (3.52%) Big Data
11 198 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 178 (2.61%) Power BI
13 153 (2.25%) Redis
14 116 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
15 101 (1.48%) Hadoop
16 93 (1.37%) RDBMS
17 91 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
18 87 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
19 84 (1.23%) Oracle Database
20 81 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,206 (17.71%) Git (software)
2 392 (5.76%) Jenkins
3 319 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 297 (4.36%) Visual Studio
5 293 (4.30%) JIRA
6 265 (3.89%) Maven
7 213 (3.13%) Selenium
8 193 (2.83%) webpack
9 178 (2.61%) JUnit
10 162 (2.38%) TeamCity
11 154 (2.26%) Cucumber
12 153 (2.25%) gulp
13 151 (2.22%) Gradle
14 137 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
15 131 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
16 125 (1.84%) Jasmine
17 123 (1.81%) Subversion
18 114 (1.67%) NUnit
19 112 (1.64%) Grunt
20 67 (0.98%) Mocha
General
1 1,150 (16.89%) Finance
2 372 (5.46%) Banking
3 368 (5.40%) Retail
4 199 (2.92%) Marketing
5 118 (1.73%) Games
6 107 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 95 (1.40%) Law
8 80 (1.17%) Front Office
9 63 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 55 (0.81%) Legal
11 52 (0.76%) Investment Banking
12 45 (0.66%) Back Office
13 43 (0.63%) Advertising
14 32 (0.47%) Automotive
15 29 (0.43%) Electronics
16 24 (0.35%) Financial Institution
17 21 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.23%) Publishing
19 9 (0.13%) Billing
20 7 (0.10%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,457 (36.08%) .NET
2 1,919 (28.18%) HTML
3 1,877 (27.56%) CSS
4 1,451 (21.31%) AngularJS
5 1,406 (20.65%) ASP.NET
6 1,047 (15.37%) React
7 911 (13.38%) Web Services
8 870 (12.78%) Spring
9 770 (11.31%) jQuery
10 746 (10.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 723 (10.62%) REST
12 683 (10.03%) .NET Framework
13 662 (9.72%) RESTful
14 655 (9.62%) HTML5
15 623 (9.15%) ASP.NET Web API
16 605 (8.88%) Node.js
17 564 (8.28%) .NET Core
18 416 (6.11%) CSS3
19 393 (5.77%) XML
20 381 (5.59%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 559 (8.21%) Greenfield Project
2 506 (7.43%) User Experience
3 329 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 246 (3.61%) Mobile App
5 171 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
6 168 (2.47%) Algorithms
7 164 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
8 115 (1.69%) Data Structures
9 70 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 65 (0.95%) Hedge funds
11 47 (0.69%) Virtual Team
12 46 (0.68%) Equities
13 40 (0.59%) N-Tier
14 38 (0.56%) Client/Server
14 38 (0.56%) Management Information System
14 38 (0.56%) Public Cloud
15 27 (0.40%) Credit Risk
15 27 (0.40%) Fixed Income
16 25 (0.37%) Derivative
17 24 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 541 (7.94%) Linux
2 256 (3.76%) Windows
3 237 (3.48%) Android
4 173 (2.54%) Apple iOS
5 127 (1.86%) Unix
6 22 (0.32%) Windows Server
7 18 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 16 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 11 (0.16%) CentOS
9 11 (0.16%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.13%) CoreOS
10 9 (0.13%) Solaris
11 8 (0.12%) DC/OS
11 8 (0.12%) Mesosphere
12 7 (0.10%) Debian
13 4 (0.059%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.029%) Fedora
14 2 (0.029%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.029%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.015%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,207 (47.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,523 (22.36%) MVC
3 1,358 (19.94%) TDD
4 1,009 (14.82%) Scrum
5 973 (14.29%) Microservices
6 963 (14.14%) Software Engineering
7 810 (11.89%) Mentoring
8 787 (11.56%) Front End Development
9 744 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
10 730 (10.72%) DevOps
11 647 (9.50%) Web Development
12 637 (9.35%) OO
13 634 (9.31%) Test Automation
14 598 (8.78%) BDD
15 590 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
16 542 (7.96%) Computer Science
17 525 (7.71%) SDLC
18 506 (7.43%) Unit Testing
19 469 (6.89%) Fintech
20 452 (6.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,951 (43.33%) JavaScript
2 2,648 (38.88%) C#
3 2,053 (30.15%) Java
4 1,937 (28.44%) SQL
5 715 (10.50%) PHP
6 706 (10.37%) Python
7 434 (6.37%) T-SQL
8 405 (5.95%) Java 8
9 395 (5.80%) TypeScript
10 289 (4.24%) C++
11 260 (3.82%) ES6
12 213 (3.13%) Ruby
13 189 (2.78%) Scala
14 142 (2.09%) C
15 136 (2.00%) Kotlin
16 134 (1.97%) PL/SQL
17 124 (1.82%) Go
18 97 (1.42%) PowerShell
19 84 (1.23%) VB.NET
20 76 (1.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 753 (11.06%) Degree
2 262 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 120 (1.76%) Security Cleared
4 86 (1.26%) SC Cleared
5 50 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
7 16 (0.23%) Master's Degree
8 14 (0.21%) DBS Check
9 13 (0.19%) ISEB
9 13 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 12 (0.18%) PhD
11 11 (0.16%) Postgraduate
12 8 (0.12%) MBA
13 7 (0.10%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.088%) IBM WebSphere Certification
15 5 (0.073%) HND
15 5 (0.073%) MCP
15 5 (0.073%) MCSA
15 5 (0.073%) MCSD
16 3 (0.044%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (3.88%) QA
2 31 (0.46%) WAI
3 23 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.15%) GDPR
4 10 (0.15%) MiFID
5 6 (0.088%) SEPA
6 5 (0.073%) HL7
6 5 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.073%) WCAG
7 4 (0.059%) SLA
8 2 (0.029%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.029%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.015%) FINRA
9 1 (0.015%) GAMP
9 1 (0.015%) IFRS
9 1 (0.015%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.015%) TickIT
System Software
1 766 (11.25%) Docker
2 30 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.38%) Varnish
4 16 (0.23%) HDFS
5 10 (0.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 8 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.088%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.088%) Firmware
7 6 (0.088%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.059%) vSphere
10 3 (0.044%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.044%) zsh
11 2 (0.029%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.029%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.015%) GridGain
12 1 (0.015%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 367 (5.39%) Kubernetes
2 114 (1.67%) Ansible
3 88 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (1.16%) Puppet
5 69 (1.01%) Terraform
6 31 (0.46%) Rancher
7 21 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
8 18 (0.26%) Grafana
8 18 (0.26%) Prometheus
9 13 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
9 13 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.12%) CA Service Virtualization
11 7 (0.10%) Kibana
12 6 (0.088%) Consul
12 6 (0.088%) linkerd
13 5 (0.073%) logstash
14 4 (0.059%) Control-M
14 4 (0.059%) MIIS
15 3 (0.044%) AirWatch
15 3 (0.044%) Salt
Vendors
1 937 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 376 (5.52%) Oracle
3 263 (3.86%) Google
4 115 (1.69%) Xamarin
5 97 (1.42%) Zend
6 90 (1.32%) IBM
6 90 (1.32%) Tableau
7 88 (1.29%) SAP
8 87 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 74 (1.09%) Adobe
10 41 (0.60%) Splunk
11 35 (0.51%) Sitecore
12 30 (0.44%) DevExpress
13 23 (0.34%) Atlassian
13 23 (0.34%) Informatica
14 21 (0.31%) Databricks
14 21 (0.31%) Nintex
15 20 (0.29%) Cognos
16 19 (0.28%) AppDynamics
16 19 (0.28%) Red Hat