Period
to 5 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 54 58
Rank change year-on-year +14 +4 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 6,541 7,275 8,791
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.61% 4.88% 4.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.88% 5.08% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,139 6,745 8,184
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -

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 111,151 143,157 171,005
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.98% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 89,147 114,205 140,245
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer.

Salary trend for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 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
England +14 6,064 £62,500 +4.17% 848
UK excluding London +18 3,535 £52,500 +2.94% 528
London +12 2,886 £75,000 +7.14% 372
South East +12 1,199 £57,500 +2.68% 130
North of England +7 897 £51,500 +3.00% 170
Work from Home +7 586 £60,000 +4.35% 84
North West +18 562 £52,500 +5.00% 92
Midlands +33 483 £50,000 - 78
South West +6 378 £50,000 - 51
Yorkshire 0 303 £50,000 +10.50% 52
West Midlands +40 254 £51,000 +6.66% 45
East Midlands +20 229 £50,000 -9.09% 33
Scotland +10 228 £52,500 +5.00% 30
East of England -17 219 £55,000 - 46
Wales +24 97 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Northern Ireland +41 45 £50,000 +1.01% 6
North East +3 33 £42,500 -11.46% 26

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 3,026 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
2 2,919 (44.63%) JavaScript
3 2,223 (33.99%) .NET
4 2,207 (33.74%) C#
5 2,014 (30.79%) Java
6 1,783 (27.26%) HTML
7 1,740 (26.60%) CSS
8 1,695 (25.91%) AngularJS
9 1,660 (25.38%) SQL
10 1,320 (20.18%) TDD
11 1,308 (20.00%) React
12 1,233 (18.85%) Azure
13 1,212 (18.53%) MVC
14 1,182 (18.07%) SQL Server
15 1,128 (17.25%) Finance
16 1,097 (16.77%) AWS
17 1,096 (16.76%) Microservices
18 1,088 (16.63%) Git (software)
19 1,029 (15.73%) ASP.NET
20 878 (13.42%) Front End Development
21 868 (13.27%) Spring
22 866 (13.24%) Docker
23 862 (13.18%) DevOps
24 814 (12.44%) Scrum
25 756 (11.56%) Mentoring
26 755 (11.54%) Software Engineering
27 745 (11.39%) Web Services
28 736 (11.25%) REST
29 734 (11.22%) .NET Core
30 727 (11.11%) Web Development

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
1 139 (2.13%) CMS
2 120 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
3 107 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 101 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 84 (1.28%) Apache
6 76 (1.16%) IIS
7 72 (1.10%) Umbraco
8 61 (0.93%) Confluence
9 60 (0.92%) SharePoint
10 54 (0.83%) WordPress
11 39 (0.60%) nginx
12 37 (0.57%) WebSphere
13 33 (0.50%) Drupal
13 33 (0.50%) EPiServer
14 32 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
15 21 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 20 (0.31%) OpenStack
17 19 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 19 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
18 17 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 51 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (0.47%) Sketch
3 24 (0.37%) Zeplin
4 23 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.23%) Adobe XD
6 13 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 11 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.17%) InVision
7 11 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (0.046%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.015%) Figma
9 1 (0.015%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.015%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 53 (0.81%) Magento
2 28 (0.43%) Shopify
3 25 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.23%) SAP EHS
5 9 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 8 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.076%) SDL Web 8
8 4 (0.061%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.061%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.046%) Odoo
9 3 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.031%) Distributed Ledger
10 2 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.031%) Raiser's Edge
10 2 (0.031%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.031%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.015%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,233 (18.85%) Azure
2 1,097 (16.77%) AWS
3 364 (5.56%) SaaS
4 193 (2.95%) GCP
5 189 (2.89%) Serverless
6 141 (2.16%) GitHub
7 116 (1.77%) Power Platform
8 113 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
9 96 (1.47%) Amazon S3
10 95 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
11 86 (1.31%) npm
12 85 (1.30%) PaaS
13 61 (0.93%) OpenShift
14 45 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
14 45 (0.69%) IaaS
15 34 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
16 32 (0.49%) Amazon ECS
17 30 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
18 26 (0.40%) Office 365
19 22 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 94 (1.44%) Internet
2 73 (1.12%) HTTP
3 35 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.24%) VoIP
5 15 (0.23%) Intranet
6 13 (0.20%) RFID
7 12 (0.18%) SSL
8 11 (0.17%) DNS
9 10 (0.15%) FTP
9 10 (0.15%) Wireless
10 8 (0.12%) WAN
10 8 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.11%) Bluetooth
12 6 (0.092%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.092%) LAN
13 5 (0.076%) Firewall
13 5 (0.076%) SNMP
14 4 (0.061%) Multicast
14 4 (0.061%) Network Security
14 4 (0.061%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,182 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 557 (8.52%) MySQL
3 389 (5.95%) NoSQL
4 300 (4.59%) Relational Database
5 214 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
6 207 (3.16%) MongoDB
7 165 (2.52%) Big Data
7 165 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 146 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
9 141 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 112 (1.71%) Power BI
11 97 (1.48%) Hadoop
12 91 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
13 78 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 75 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
15 73 (1.12%) Redis
16 62 (0.95%) Oracle Database
17 61 (0.93%) RDBMS
18 47 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
19 44 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,088 (16.63%) Git (software)
2 429 (6.56%) Jenkins
3 219 (3.35%) JIRA
4 218 (3.33%) Visual Studio
5 217 (3.32%) Maven
6 184 (2.81%) webpack
7 148 (2.26%) gulp
8 143 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 133 (2.03%) Selenium
10 130 (1.99%) JUnit
11 103 (1.57%) Gradle
12 95 (1.45%) Grunt
13 92 (1.41%) Subversion
14 91 (1.39%) Jasmine
15 78 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
16 73 (1.12%) Cucumber
17 72 (1.10%) Eclipse
18 71 (1.09%) TeamCity
19 56 (0.86%) Bitbucket
20 54 (0.83%) NUnit
General
1 1,128 (17.25%) Finance
2 326 (4.98%) Retail
3 265 (4.05%) Banking
4 212 (3.24%) Games
5 201 (3.07%) Marketing
6 185 (2.83%) Front Office
7 118 (1.80%) Public Sector
8 99 (1.51%) Law
9 86 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 70 (1.07%) Advertising
11 67 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 62 (0.95%) Manufacturing
13 54 (0.83%) Back Office
13 54 (0.83%) Investment Banking
14 47 (0.72%) Automotive
15 46 (0.70%) Electronics
16 42 (0.64%) Legal
17 31 (0.47%) Publishing
18 20 (0.31%) Aerospace
19 19 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,223 (33.99%) .NET
2 1,783 (27.26%) HTML
3 1,740 (26.60%) CSS
4 1,695 (25.91%) AngularJS
5 1,308 (20.00%) React
6 1,029 (15.73%) ASP.NET
7 868 (13.27%) Spring
8 745 (11.39%) Web Services
9 736 (11.25%) REST
10 734 (11.22%) .NET Core
11 724 (11.07%) jQuery
12 715 (10.93%) Node.js
13 680 (10.40%) HTML5
14 565 (8.64%) RESTful
15 547 (8.36%) ASP.NET Web API
16 534 (8.16%) .NET Framework
17 502 (7.67%) ASP.NET MVC
18 453 (6.93%) Sass
19 433 (6.62%) Vue.js
20 431 (6.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 657 (10.04%) Greenfield Project
2 538 (8.23%) User Experience
3 312 (4.77%) Mobile App
4 286 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
5 168 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
6 135 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 121 (1.85%) Fixed Income
8 95 (1.45%) Derivative
9 87 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 79 (1.21%) Algorithms
11 72 (1.10%) Equities
12 71 (1.09%) Public Cloud
13 67 (1.02%) Data Structures
14 60 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
15 43 (0.66%) Cloud Native
16 39 (0.60%) Management Information System
17 32 (0.49%) Animation
17 32 (0.49%) Hedge funds
17 32 (0.49%) NHS
18 30 (0.46%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 531 (8.12%) Linux
2 275 (4.20%) Apple iOS
3 264 (4.04%) Android
4 205 (3.13%) Windows
5 148 (2.26%) Unix
6 35 (0.54%) CentOS
7 34 (0.52%) Mac OS X
7 34 (0.52%) Windows Server
8 26 (0.40%) Mac OS
9 20 (0.31%) tvOS
9 20 (0.31%) VMS
10 17 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
14 7 (0.11%) Debian
14 7 (0.11%) Solaris
15 6 (0.092%) watchOS
16 5 (0.076%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.061%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,026 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1,320 (20.18%) TDD
3 1,212 (18.53%) MVC
4 1,096 (16.76%) Microservices
5 878 (13.42%) Front End Development
6 862 (13.18%) DevOps
7 814 (12.44%) Scrum
8 756 (11.56%) Mentoring
9 755 (11.54%) Software Engineering
10 727 (11.11%) Web Development
11 698 (10.67%) OO
12 601 (9.19%) Fintech
13 586 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
14 582 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
15 546 (8.35%) BDD
16 533 (8.15%) OOP
17 472 (7.22%) Unit Testing
18 433 (6.62%) Test Automation
19 422 (6.45%) SDLC
20 403 (6.16%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2,919 (44.63%) JavaScript
2 2,207 (33.74%) C#
3 2,014 (30.79%) Java
4 1,660 (25.38%) SQL
5 680 (10.40%) PHP
6 638 (9.75%) Python
7 492 (7.52%) TypeScript
8 384 (5.87%) Java 8
9 284 (4.34%) T-SQL
10 203 (3.10%) ES6
11 164 (2.51%) C++
12 155 (2.37%) Scala
13 151 (2.31%) Ruby
14 130 (1.99%) C
15 106 (1.62%) Kotlin
16 104 (1.59%) PL/SQL
17 102 (1.56%) VB.NET
18 98 (1.50%) Go
19 91 (1.39%) Apple Swift
20 84 (1.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 597 (9.13%) Degree
2 241 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 95 (1.45%) Security Cleared
4 61 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 45 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (0.32%) AWS Certification
6 21 (0.32%) Master's Degree
7 14 (0.21%) MCSD
7 14 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
8 13 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
9 11 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 10 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.061%) HND
11 4 (0.061%) IBM WebSphere Certification
12 3 (0.046%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.046%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.046%) MCPD
12 3 (0.046%) MCSA
13 1 (0.015%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.015%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (3.64%) QA
2 51 (0.78%) GDPR
3 36 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.092%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.061%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.061%) MiFID
6 4 (0.061%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.061%) WCAG
7 3 (0.046%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.046%) PMO
8 2 (0.031%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.031%) IFRS
8 2 (0.031%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.031%) RMADS
8 2 (0.031%) SEPA
8 2 (0.031%) WAI
9 1 (0.015%) PSD2
System Software
1 866 (13.24%) Docker
2 32 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.23%) Firmware
5 13 (0.20%) Varnish
6 12 (0.18%) HDFS
7 4 (0.061%) GPFS
7 4 (0.061%) Lustre
7 4 (0.061%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 3 (0.046%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.031%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.031%) Squid
10 1 (0.015%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.015%) NFS
10 1 (0.015%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.015%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 467 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 139 (2.13%) Terraform
3 93 (1.42%) Ansible
4 64 (0.98%) Puppet
5 31 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.32%) Mesos
7 12 (0.18%) Kibana
8 10 (0.15%) logstash
9 9 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.076%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.076%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.061%) Grafana
11 4 (0.061%) MIIS
12 3 (0.046%) Istio
13 2 (0.031%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.031%) BMC PATROL
13 2 (0.031%) Consul
13 2 (0.031%) Control-M
13 2 (0.031%) Packer
13 2 (0.031%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 653 (9.98%) Microsoft
2 317 (4.85%) Oracle
3 135 (2.06%) Google
4 97 (1.48%) SAP
5 85 (1.30%) Zend
6 74 (1.13%) Xamarin
7 66 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
8 61 (0.93%) Tableau
9 54 (0.83%) Apple
10 52 (0.79%) Sitecore
11 45 (0.69%) IBM
12 39 (0.60%) Adobe
13 35 (0.54%) Atlassian
14 32 (0.49%) TIBCO
15 26 (0.40%) DevExpress
16 25 (0.38%) Red Hat
17 21 (0.32%) RedGate
18 20 (0.31%) MuleSoft
19 17 (0.26%) New Relic
20 13 (0.20%) WorldPay