Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 50 54
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 8,693 9,136 10,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.00% 5.35% 5.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.19% 5.55% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 7,650 8,068 9,151
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.80% +7.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 167,471 164,559 193,918
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.44% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,134 136,220 162,840
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +1 8,268 £55,000 - 1,224
UK excluding London -4 5,022 £50,000 - 705
London -9 3,539 £67,500 +3.85% 593
South East +13 1,775 £52,500 - 193
North of England -1 1,336 £45,000 - 185
North West -11 646 £47,500 - 106
Midlands -19 633 £47,500 +5.56% 86
Yorkshire +12 597 £45,000 - 73
East of England -23 505 £55,000 +4.76% 80
South West -4 478 £50,000 +5.26% 86
West Midlands -14 389 £47,500 +5.56% 41
East Midlands -8 249 £50,000 +11.11% 45
Scotland -39 239 £50,000 - 47
North East +7 93 £45,000 +16.88% 6
Wales -40 54 £47,500 +3.26% 16
Northern Ireland -7 7 £41,500 -17.00% 12
Channel Islands - 2 £75,000 -

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 4,232 (48.68%) JavaScript
2 4,168 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
3 3,310 (38.08%) C#
4 3,213 (36.96%) .NET
5 3,196 (36.77%) HTML
6 2,937 (33.79%) CSS
7 2,815 (32.38%) SQL
8 2,785 (32.04%) Java
9 2,375 (27.32%) MVC
10 2,241 (25.78%) AngularJS
11 2,047 (23.55%) TDD
12 1,899 (21.85%) SQL Server
13 1,862 (21.42%) ASP.NET
14 1,749 (20.12%) Finance
15 1,518 (17.46%) Git (software)
16 1,404 (16.15%) jQuery
17 1,349 (15.52%) Scrum
18 1,342 (15.44%) Spring
19 1,255 (14.44%) React
20 1,252 (14.40%) HTML5
21 1,226 (14.10%) Software Engineering
22 1,200 (13.80%) Microsoft
23 1,163 (13.38%) Web Development
24 1,156 (13.30%) Web Services
25 1,146 (13.18%) PHP
26 1,135 (13.06%) OO
27 1,095 (12.60%) Node.js
28 1,084 (12.47%) Amazon AWS
29 1,072 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
30 1,056 (12.15%) RESTful

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
1 303 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
2 285 (3.28%) CMS
3 245 (2.82%) Apache
4 217 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 180 (2.07%) SharePoint
6 168 (1.93%) JBoss
7 108 (1.24%) Apache Spark
8 107 (1.23%) IIS
9 104 (1.20%) WordPress
10 98 (1.13%) WebSphere
11 97 (1.12%) Umbraco
12 93 (1.07%) Confluence
13 91 (1.05%) Drupal
14 78 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 70 (0.81%) nginx
16 66 (0.76%) Ethereum
17 61 (0.70%) Mule
18 51 (0.59%) Apache Solr
19 50 (0.58%) WebLogic
20 47 (0.54%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 71 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 18 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 13 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.069%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.069%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.046%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.023%) InDesign
10 2 (0.023%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.012%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.012%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.012%) Simulink
11 1 (0.012%) Weka
Business Applications
1 55 (0.63%) Distributed Ledger
2 53 (0.61%) Magento
3 50 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 41 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
5 40 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
6 13 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
7 11 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 7 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.069%) Shopify
10 5 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.058%) R3 Corda
10 5 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
11 4 (0.046%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.046%) Siebel CRM
12 3 (0.035%) Cognos TM1
12 3 (0.035%) nopCommerce
12 3 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
13 2 (0.023%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1,084 (12.47%) Amazon AWS
2 925 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 376 (4.33%) GitHub
4 213 (2.45%) SaaS
5 131 (1.51%) npm
6 104 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 86 (0.99%) Serverless
8 83 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
9 78 (0.90%) PaaS
10 77 (0.89%) Office 365
11 70 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
12 61 (0.70%) Amazon S3
13 55 (0.63%) Slack
14 51 (0.59%) Heroku
15 46 (0.53%) OpenShift
16 43 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
17 37 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
17 37 (0.43%) IaaS
18 35 (0.40%) NuGet
19 22 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 176 (2.02%) HTTP
2 113 (1.30%) Internet
3 54 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 48 (0.55%) Intranet
5 23 (0.26%) AMQP
5 23 (0.26%) SSH
6 22 (0.25%) SMS
7 18 (0.21%) Bluetooth
8 17 (0.20%) Broadband
8 17 (0.20%) DNS
9 16 (0.18%) SSL
10 15 (0.17%) Wireless
11 9 (0.10%) Network Security
11 9 (0.10%) SMTP
12 8 (0.092%) Firewall
13 7 (0.081%) Skype
14 5 (0.058%) DHCP
14 5 (0.058%) Value-Added Service
14 5 (0.058%) WAN
15 4 (0.046%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,899 (21.85%) SQL Server
2 997 (11.47%) MySQL
3 742 (8.54%) NoSQL
4 446 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 432 (4.97%) Relational Database
6 386 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
7 326 (3.75%) Big Data
8 303 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 267 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 258 (2.97%) Redis
11 213 (2.45%) Blockchain
12 212 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
13 184 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 163 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
15 137 (1.58%) Power BI
16 135 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
17 133 (1.53%) RDBMS
18 119 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
19 110 (1.27%) Hadoop
20 97 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,518 (17.46%) Git (software)
2 490 (5.64%) Jenkins
3 402 (4.62%) Visual Studio
4 353 (4.06%) JIRA
5 340 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 323 (3.72%) Maven
7 280 (3.22%) webpack
8 266 (3.06%) JUnit
9 263 (3.03%) Subversion
10 252 (2.90%) Selenium
11 244 (2.81%) gulp
12 193 (2.22%) NUnit
13 180 (2.07%) Jasmine
14 176 (2.02%) Cucumber
15 157 (1.81%) Grunt
16 150 (1.73%) TeamCity
17 119 (1.37%) Karma Test Runner
18 118 (1.36%) Eclipse
19 113 (1.30%) Mocha
20 108 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,749 (20.12%) Finance
2 522 (6.00%) Banking
3 475 (5.46%) Retail
4 319 (3.67%) Games
5 294 (3.38%) Advertising
6 229 (2.63%) Marketing
7 203 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 127 (1.46%) Front Office
9 100 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 95 (1.09%) Investment Banking
11 94 (1.08%) Electronics
12 80 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 68 (0.78%) Law
14 63 (0.72%) Legal
15 61 (0.70%) Publishing
16 58 (0.67%) Back Office
17 49 (0.56%) Automotive
18 42 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
19 28 (0.32%) Retail Banking
20 14 (0.16%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,213 (36.96%) .NET
2 3,196 (36.77%) HTML
3 2,937 (33.79%) CSS
4 2,241 (25.78%) AngularJS
5 1,862 (21.42%) ASP.NET
6 1,404 (16.15%) jQuery
7 1,342 (15.44%) Spring
8 1,255 (14.44%) React
9 1,252 (14.40%) HTML5
10 1,156 (13.30%) Web Services
11 1,095 (12.60%) Node.js
12 1,072 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1,056 (12.15%) RESTful
14 898 (10.33%) REST
15 805 (9.26%) .NET Framework
16 801 (9.21%) ASP.NET Web API
17 713 (8.20%) CSS3
18 576 (6.63%) Hibernate
19 557 (6.41%) XML
20 478 (5.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 777 (8.94%) Computer Science
2 695 (7.99%) Greenfield Project
3 567 (6.52%) User Experience
4 531 (6.11%) Fintech
5 332 (3.82%) Mobile App
6 331 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
7 267 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
8 238 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
9 147 (1.69%) Algorithms
10 102 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 90 (1.04%) Equities
11 90 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
12 84 (0.97%) Hedge funds
13 76 (0.87%) Derivative
14 74 (0.85%) Bitcoin
15 67 (0.77%) Management Information System
16 64 (0.74%) Online Games
17 61 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 53 (0.61%) Private Cloud
19 44 (0.51%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 883 (10.16%) Linux
2 348 (4.00%) Windows
3 314 (3.61%) Android
4 302 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 203 (2.34%) Unix
6 44 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 36 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 35 (0.40%) Mac OS
9 23 (0.26%) CentOS
10 20 (0.23%) Nucleus RTOS
11 19 (0.22%) VMS
12 16 (0.18%) Solaris
12 16 (0.18%) Windows Phone
13 15 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.081%) AIX
15 7 (0.081%) Debian
15 7 (0.081%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.035%) Fedora
16 3 (0.035%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,168 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
2 2,375 (27.32%) MVC
3 2,047 (23.55%) TDD
4 1,349 (15.52%) Scrum
5 1,226 (14.10%) Software Engineering
6 1,163 (13.38%) Web Development
7 1,135 (13.06%) OO
8 956 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
9 930 (10.70%) Front End Development
10 874 (10.05%) Microservices
11 853 (9.81%) Mentoring
12 834 (9.59%) Unit Testing
13 698 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
14 689 (7.93%) BDD
15 688 (7.91%) DevOps
16 680 (7.82%) SDLC
17 668 (7.68%) Test Automation
18 591 (6.80%) E-Commerce
19 558 (6.42%) OOP
20 466 (5.36%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4,232 (48.68%) JavaScript
2 3,310 (38.08%) C#
3 2,815 (32.38%) SQL
4 2,785 (32.04%) Java
5 1,146 (13.18%) PHP
6 848 (9.75%) Python
7 627 (7.21%) Java 8
8 522 (6.00%) T-SQL
9 433 (4.98%) C++
10 348 (4.00%) Ruby
11 344 (3.96%) Scala
12 330 (3.80%) TypeScript
13 283 (3.26%) ES6
14 210 (2.42%) C
15 173 (1.99%) PL/SQL
15 173 (1.99%) VB.NET
16 147 (1.69%) PowerShell
17 133 (1.53%) Apple Swift
18 129 (1.48%) Objective-C
19 99 (1.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1,049 (12.07%) Degree
2 322 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 92 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (0.58%) Security Cleared
5 44 (0.51%) PhD
6 35 (0.40%) Master's Degree
7 28 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
7 28 (0.32%) SC Cleared
8 16 (0.18%) AWS Certification
9 14 (0.16%) MCSE
10 13 (0.15%) MCTS
11 11 (0.13%) DBS Check
12 10 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.12%) MCSD
13 9 (0.10%) MCPD
14 8 (0.092%) Oracle Certification
15 7 (0.081%) MCP
16 3 (0.035%) Sun Certification
17 2 (0.023%) MCSA
17 2 (0.023%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 380 (4.37%) QA
2 52 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 24 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.15%) GDPR
4 13 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.13%) GCP
5 11 (0.13%) SLA
6 6 (0.069%) SEPA
7 4 (0.046%) PSD2
8 3 (0.035%) HL7
8 3 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.023%) TickIT
9 2 (0.023%) WCAG
10 1 (0.012%) GAMP
10 1 (0.012%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.012%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.012%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.012%) MiFID
10 1 (0.012%) MISRA C
System Software
1 670 (7.71%) Docker
2 30 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
3 24 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 24 (0.28%) HDFS
4 5 (0.058%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.058%) LXC
5 4 (0.046%) Firmware
5 4 (0.046%) GridGain
5 4 (0.046%) Samba
5 4 (0.046%) Squid
6 3 (0.035%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.023%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.023%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.012%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.012%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.012%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 154 (1.77%) Kubernetes
2 139 (1.60%) Ansible
3 112 (1.29%) Puppet
4 80 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 73 (0.84%) Terraform
6 37 (0.43%) Kibana
7 36 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
8 23 (0.26%) Packer
9 14 (0.16%) logstash
10 10 (0.12%) Mesos
11 9 (0.10%) Consul
11 9 (0.10%) Marathon
12 8 (0.092%) Salt
13 6 (0.069%) Graphite
13 6 (0.069%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.058%) Capistrano
14 5 (0.058%) SmoothWall
15 4 (0.046%) Ambari
15 4 (0.046%) Grafana
15 4 (0.046%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,200 (13.80%) Microsoft
2 578 (6.65%) Oracle
3 319 (3.67%) Google
4 129 (1.48%) Zend
5 118 (1.36%) Capita
6 116 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
7 114 (1.31%) Xamarin
8 111 (1.28%) SAP
9 98 (1.13%) Twitter
10 84 (0.97%) Sitecore
11 74 (0.85%) WorldPay
12 73 (0.84%) Tableau
13 72 (0.83%) Apple
14 46 (0.53%) IBM
14 46 (0.53%) TIBCO
15 43 (0.49%) Adobe
16 35 (0.40%) DevExpress
17 34 (0.39%) hybris
18 25 (0.29%) Sybase
19 23 (0.26%) Splunk