Period
to 15 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 February 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 54 52
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 7,639 8,970 9,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.04% 5.10% 5.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 5.30% 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 6,638 7,931 8,112
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £85,375 £80,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 145,316 169,257 169,664
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.30% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 116,207 138,647 141,062
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 15 February 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 15 February 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 +1 7,117 £60,000 +9.09% 1,519
UK excluding London -4 4,061 £50,000 - 944
London +3 3,394 £70,000 +7.69% 648
South East -1 1,380 £55,000 +4.76% 239
North of England +8 996 £47,500 +5.56% 298
North West +2 504 £50,000 +5.26% 146
Midlands -7 490 £52,500 +16.67% 140
South West +2 462 £50,000 - 100
Yorkshire +10 454 £45,000 - 122
East of England -4 402 £55,000 - 94
Scotland +3 287 £50,000 - 46
West Midlands -32 245 £49,500 +7.61% 72
East Midlands +3 244 £55,000 +15.79% 68
Wales +18 54 £45,000 - 19
North East -9 39 £44,250 +11.32% 30
Northern Ireland 0 21 £49,500 +19.28% 8
Channel Islands - 5 £45,000 -

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 3,632 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
2 3,319 (43.45%) JavaScript
3 2,828 (37.02%) C#
4 2,673 (34.99%) .NET
5 2,471 (32.35%) Java
6 2,299 (30.10%) HTML
7 2,220 (29.06%) SQL
8 2,137 (27.97%) CSS
9 1,753 (22.95%) SQL Server
10 1,741 (22.79%) MVC
11 1,692 (22.15%) AngularJS
12 1,680 (21.99%) TDD
13 1,462 (19.14%) Finance
14 1,442 (18.88%) ASP.NET
15 1,279 (16.74%) Git (software)
16 1,200 (15.71%) Microservices
17 1,177 (15.41%) Microsoft Azure
18 1,166 (15.26%) React
19 1,140 (14.92%) Software Engineering
20 1,090 (14.27%) Microsoft
21 1,084 (14.19%) Scrum
22 1,056 (13.82%) Spring
23 1,043 (13.65%) Web Services
24 1,011 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
25 899 (11.77%) HTML5
26 869 (11.38%) jQuery
27 844 (11.05%) Python
28 824 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
29 823 (10.77%) Front End Development
30 794 (10.39%) PHP

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
1 308 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
2 233 (3.05%) CMS
3 164 (2.15%) Tomcat
4 150 (1.96%) IIS
5 124 (1.62%) Apache
6 119 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 107 (1.40%) Apache Spark
8 106 (1.39%) WordPress
9 83 (1.09%) Umbraco
10 80 (1.05%) JBoss
11 79 (1.03%) Confluence
12 70 (0.92%) Drupal
13 51 (0.67%) nginx
13 51 (0.67%) WebSphere
14 47 (0.62%) Apache Solr
15 44 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
16 42 (0.55%) WebLogic
17 40 (0.52%) SAS
18 32 (0.42%) Jetty
19 26 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 73 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (0.45%) Photoshop
3 28 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.12%) InVision
7 6 (0.079%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.052%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.026%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.026%) InDesign
10 2 (0.026%) Maya
11 1 (0.013%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.013%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 121 (1.58%) Magento
2 95 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 15 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.18%) Shopify
6 11 (0.14%) Ripple
7 10 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.12%) thinkFolio
9 6 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.079%) Distributed Ledger
10 5 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.052%) Cognos TM1
11 4 (0.052%) FastStats
11 4 (0.052%) FastStats PeopleStage
11 4 (0.052%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.052%) SAP Hybris
11 4 (0.052%) Scribe Insight
12 3 (0.039%) Eloqua
12 3 (0.039%) RiskWrite
13 2 (0.026%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1,177 (15.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,011 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
3 243 (3.18%) SaaS
4 185 (2.42%) GitHub
5 143 (1.87%) Serverless
6 116 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 75 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
8 70 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
9 68 (0.89%) Office 365
10 65 (0.85%) PaaS
11 58 (0.76%) npm
12 55 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
13 43 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 40 (0.52%) Amazon S3
15 38 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
16 36 (0.47%) Slack
17 32 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
18 29 (0.38%) Heroku
19 26 (0.34%) Apigee
20 23 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 165 (2.16%) HTTP
2 114 (1.49%) Internet
3 19 (0.25%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.21%) Bluetooth
4 16 (0.21%) SSH
5 14 (0.18%) SSL
6 12 (0.16%) Network Security
7 11 (0.14%) AMQP
7 11 (0.14%) HTTPS
7 11 (0.14%) SMTP
8 9 (0.12%) Intranet
9 8 (0.10%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.092%) Skype
11 5 (0.065%) GoToMeeting
11 5 (0.065%) SAN
11 5 (0.065%) VoIP
12 4 (0.052%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.039%) Broadband
13 3 (0.039%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,753 (22.95%) SQL Server
2 659 (8.63%) MySQL
3 482 (6.31%) NoSQL
4 469 (6.14%) Relational Database
5 355 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 304 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
7 302 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 291 (3.81%) MongoDB
9 279 (3.65%) Big Data
10 256 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
11 207 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 156 (2.04%) Power BI
13 152 (1.99%) RDBMS
13 152 (1.99%) Redis
14 144 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
15 138 (1.81%) Oracle Database
16 131 (1.71%) Hadoop
17 111 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
18 101 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
19 83 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,279 (16.74%) Git (software)
2 428 (5.60%) Jenkins
3 400 (5.24%) Visual Studio
4 311 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 293 (3.84%) Maven
6 256 (3.35%) JIRA
7 230 (3.01%) Selenium
8 199 (2.61%) webpack
9 183 (2.40%) Subversion
10 175 (2.29%) JUnit
11 173 (2.26%) gulp
12 161 (2.11%) Cucumber
13 154 (2.02%) TeamCity
14 141 (1.85%) Gradle
15 128 (1.68%) NUnit
16 117 (1.53%) Grunt
16 117 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
17 112 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
18 110 (1.44%) Jasmine
19 105 (1.37%) Eclipse
General
1 1,462 (19.14%) Finance
2 497 (6.51%) Banking
3 477 (6.24%) Retail
4 250 (3.27%) Marketing
5 212 (2.78%) Games
6 146 (1.91%) Front Office
7 122 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 118 (1.54%) Advertising
9 104 (1.36%) Law
10 85 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 75 (0.98%) Legal
12 74 (0.97%) Electronics
13 62 (0.81%) Investment Banking
14 51 (0.67%) Automotive
15 41 (0.54%) Back Office
16 31 (0.41%) Publishing
17 23 (0.30%) Billing
18 22 (0.29%) Financial Institution
19 21 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
20 11 (0.14%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,673 (34.99%) .NET
2 2,299 (30.10%) HTML
3 2,137 (27.97%) CSS
4 1,692 (22.15%) AngularJS
5 1,442 (18.88%) ASP.NET
6 1,166 (15.26%) React
7 1,056 (13.82%) Spring
8 1,043 (13.65%) Web Services
9 899 (11.77%) HTML5
10 869 (11.38%) jQuery
11 793 (10.38%) RESTful
12 759 (9.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 683 (8.94%) Node.js
14 677 (8.86%) .NET Framework
15 665 (8.71%) ASP.NET Web API
16 639 (8.36%) REST
17 557 (7.29%) CSS3
18 489 (6.40%) .NET Core
19 447 (5.85%) XML
20 433 (5.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 623 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
2 560 (7.33%) Fintech
3 544 (7.12%) User Experience
4 356 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
5 229 (3.00%) Mobile App
6 198 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
7 178 (2.33%) Algorithms
8 170 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
9 110 (1.44%) Data Structures
10 99 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 85 (1.11%) Equities
12 75 (0.98%) Hedge funds
13 57 (0.75%) Fixed Income
14 51 (0.67%) Derivative
15 40 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
16 39 (0.51%) N-Tier
16 39 (0.51%) Virtual Team
17 33 (0.43%) Management Information System
18 31 (0.41%) Xbox
19 28 (0.37%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 611 (8.00%) Linux
2 332 (4.35%) Windows
3 254 (3.33%) Android
4 241 (3.15%) Apple iOS
5 238 (3.12%) Unix
6 50 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 36 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 22 (0.29%) Solaris
9 20 (0.26%) CentOS
10 17 (0.22%) DC/OS
10 17 (0.22%) Mesosphere
11 16 (0.21%) Debian
12 11 (0.14%) CoreOS
13 10 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.12%) VMS
15 5 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.026%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.026%) Windows Server 2012
17 1 (0.013%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,632 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1,741 (22.79%) MVC
3 1,680 (21.99%) TDD
4 1,200 (15.71%) Microservices
5 1,140 (14.92%) Software Engineering
6 1,084 (14.19%) Scrum
7 824 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
8 823 (10.77%) Front End Development
9 790 (10.34%) OO
10 772 (10.11%) Web Development
11 746 (9.77%) DevOps
12 739 (9.67%) Mentoring
13 682 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
14 599 (7.84%) Unit Testing
15 593 (7.76%) BDD
16 588 (7.70%) Test Automation
17 567 (7.42%) Computer Science
18 560 (7.33%) SDLC
19 540 (7.07%) E-Commerce
20 473 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3,319 (43.45%) JavaScript
2 2,828 (37.02%) C#
3 2,471 (32.35%) Java
4 2,220 (29.06%) SQL
5 844 (11.05%) Python
6 794 (10.39%) PHP
7 486 (6.36%) T-SQL
8 485 (6.35%) Java 8
9 370 (4.84%) C++
10 327 (4.28%) TypeScript
11 263 (3.44%) Ruby
12 251 (3.29%) ES6
13 205 (2.68%) Scala
14 166 (2.17%) PL/SQL
15 142 (1.86%) Go
16 130 (1.70%) C
17 112 (1.47%) Apple Swift
18 102 (1.34%) VB.NET
19 101 (1.32%) Objective-C
20 100 (1.31%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 788 (10.32%) Degree
2 255 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 80 (1.05%) Security Cleared
4 65 (0.85%) SC Cleared
5 58 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
7 28 (0.37%) PhD
8 24 (0.31%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.092%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (0.079%) HND
10 6 (0.079%) Postgraduate
11 5 (0.065%) MCP
11 5 (0.065%) MCSD
11 5 (0.065%) MCSE
12 4 (0.052%) CISSP
12 4 (0.052%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.039%) MCAD
13 3 (0.039%) MCTS
14 2 (0.026%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.026%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (4.03%) QA
2 40 (0.52%) GDPR
3 22 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.22%) MiFID
5 14 (0.18%) WAI
6 11 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.13%) SLA
8 8 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.079%) SEPA
9 6 (0.079%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.065%) HL7
11 4 (0.052%) PSD2
12 3 (0.039%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.026%) DICOM
13 2 (0.026%) EMIR
13 2 (0.026%) GAMP
13 2 (0.026%) IFRS
13 2 (0.026%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.026%) WCAG
14 1 (0.013%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 752 (9.84%) Docker
2 33 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.41%) HDFS
4 18 (0.24%) Varnish
5 15 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.092%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.079%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.079%) Firmware
9 5 (0.065%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.039%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.026%) zsh
12 1 (0.013%) GridGain
12 1 (0.013%) LXC
12 1 (0.013%) Platform Symphony
12 1 (0.013%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.013%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 351 (4.59%) Kubernetes
2 106 (1.39%) Puppet
3 105 (1.37%) Ansible
4 92 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 91 (1.19%) Terraform
6 31 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
7 18 (0.24%) Grafana
8 14 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
9 12 (0.16%) Consul
9 12 (0.16%) Graphite
9 12 (0.16%) Packer
9 12 (0.16%) Rancher
10 11 (0.14%) Oozie
10 11 (0.14%) Prometheus
11 8 (0.10%) Kibana
11 8 (0.10%) Mesos
12 5 (0.065%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.065%) linkerd
13 4 (0.052%) Rundeck
13 4 (0.052%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,090 (14.27%) Microsoft
2 555 (7.27%) Oracle
3 239 (3.13%) Google
4 115 (1.51%) Tableau
5 109 (1.43%) SAP
6 106 (1.39%) Zend
7 99 (1.30%) Xamarin
8 64 (0.84%) Adobe
9 61 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
10 51 (0.67%) Red Hat
11 50 (0.65%) IBM
12 45 (0.59%) Sitecore
13 40 (0.52%) Apple
14 39 (0.51%) Splunk
15 27 (0.35%) TIBCO
16 26 (0.34%) Facebook
17 24 (0.31%) Atlassian
18 23 (0.30%) Informatica
19 21 (0.27%) SaltStack
20 20 (0.26%) Cognos