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

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

Senior Developer
UK
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 54 57
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4811 4964 4906
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.49% 5.05% 4.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.71% 5.24% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4148 4437 4213
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 84312 94795 103505
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.20% 96.45% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 69623 79736 84815
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
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 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

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 May 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 May 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 4455 £55,000 - 696
London -1 1979 £65,000 +4.00% 319
South East -1 669 £50,000 - 96
North West 0 409 £47,500 - 65
East of England +11 361 £52,500 - 48
City of London -9 325 £70,000 +12.00% 67
Manchester 0 304 £50,000 +5.26% 52
West Midlands +15 289 £45,000 - 26
South West +4 286 £45,625 +1.38% 50
Yorkshire -3 279 £45,000 - 59
Scotland +26 221 £50,000 +5.26% 24
West Yorkshire -2 200 £45,000 - 38
Berkshire +24 158 £55,000 - 19
East Midlands +17 153 £47,500 +0.52% 28
Glasgow +41 150 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Hampshire -12 138 £50,000 - 22
Leeds -6 129 £47,500 +5.55% 28
Birmingham +43 128 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Surrey -1 128 £55,000 - 12
Essex +15 110 £50,000 -13.04% 6
Hertfordshire +55 108 £60,000 - 13
Bristol -10 101 £45,000 - 17
Cambridgeshire -16 90 £52,500 - 21
Buckinghamshire +12 82 £47,500 - 9
Milton Keynes +17 74 £47,500 - 4
Oxfordshire -12 62 £50,000 -6.54% 13
Edinburgh 0 61 £47,500 +5.55% 13
Nottinghamshire +18 57 £51,750 +21.76% 17
Reading +4 55 £55,000 - 7
Wales -9 55 £45,000 +3.44% 4

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 4670 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
2 4208 (46.06%) JavaScript
3 3525 (38.58%) C#
4 3396 (37.17%) HTML
5 3301 (36.13%) .NET
6 3143 (34.40%) CSS
7 3089 (33.81%) SQL
8 3070 (33.60%) Java
9 2574 (28.17%) MVC
10 2375 (26.00%) TDD
11 2337 (25.58%) SQL Server
12 2255 (24.68%) AngularJS
13 1994 (21.83%) ASP.NET
14 1892 (20.71%) Finance
15 1561 (17.09%) Scrum
16 1506 (16.48%) OO
17 1454 (15.92%) HTML5
18 1449 (15.86%) jQuery
19 1428 (15.63%) Git (software)
20 1354 (14.82%) Microsoft
21 1351 (14.79%) Spring
22 1308 (14.32%) Web Services
23 1193 (13.06%) Web Development
24 1120 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
25 1109 (12.14%) ASP.NET MVC
26 1043 (11.42%) Software Engineering
27 1006 (11.01%) REST
28 994 (10.88%) PHP
29 977 (10.69%) MySQL
30 960 (10.51%) Linux

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
1 372 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
2 340 (3.72%) Tomcat
3 302 (3.31%) CMS
4 290 (3.17%) Apache
5 255 (2.79%) JBoss
6 191 (2.09%) WebSphere
7 166 (1.82%) Apache Spark
8 163 (1.78%) SharePoint
9 142 (1.55%) IIS
10 131 (1.43%) WebLogic
11 118 (1.29%) Apache Solr
12 115 (1.26%) Drupal
13 114 (1.25%) WordPress
14 99 (1.08%) Umbraco
15 94 (1.03%) nginx
15 94 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 93 (1.02%) Confluence
17 77 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
18 75 (0.82%) Jetty
19 70 (0.77%) OpenStack
Applications
1 85 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (0.66%) Photoshop
3 36 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (0.13%) InVision
6 10 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.099%) 3ds Max
7 9 (0.099%) Maya
8 6 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.055%) Autodesk Inventor
9 5 (0.055%) InDesign
9 5 (0.055%) MicroStation
9 5 (0.055%) Revit
9 5 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.022%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.022%) Moqups
12 1 (0.011%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.011%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.011%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 96 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (0.79%) Magento
3 63 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 25 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 16 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 11 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.099%) Oracle Retail
9 9 (0.099%) WebTrends
10 8 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
10 8 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (0.077%) Eloqua
11 7 (0.077%) Oracle Payables
11 7 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 7 (0.077%) Oracle Receivables
11 7 (0.077%) SAP S/4HANA
12 6 (0.066%) Oracle Assets
12 6 (0.066%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 740 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
2 732 (8.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 286 (3.13%) SaaS
4 234 (2.56%) GitHub
5 97 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 74 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 59 (0.65%) PaaS
8 57 (0.62%) Amazon S3
9 54 (0.59%) Office 365
10 34 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 34 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (0.21%) Force.com
13 18 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
13 18 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (0.20%) Google Analytics
14 17 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 17 (0.19%) TestFlight
15 16 (0.18%) Heroku
16 15 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 201 (2.20%) HTTP
2 150 (1.64%) Internet
3 47 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 45 (0.49%) Intranet
5 37 (0.40%) Broadband
6 17 (0.19%) SSH
7 15 (0.16%) SSL
8 14 (0.15%) Skype
9 13 (0.14%) SMTP
10 12 (0.13%) AMQP
10 12 (0.13%) HTTPS
11 10 (0.11%) DNS
12 7 (0.077%) Firewall
12 7 (0.077%) iBeacon
12 7 (0.077%) Value-Added Service
12 7 (0.077%) ZigBee
13 5 (0.055%) 3G
13 5 (0.055%) 4G
13 5 (0.055%) OpenFlow
13 5 (0.055%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2337 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 977 (10.69%) MySQL
3 794 (8.69%) NoSQL
4 543 (5.94%) MongoDB
5 534 (5.85%) Relational Database
6 526 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 402 (4.40%) Big Data
8 385 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 336 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
10 322 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
11 284 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 269 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
13 247 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
14 225 (2.46%) Hadoop
15 199 (2.18%) RDBMS
16 180 (1.97%) Redis
17 173 (1.89%) Oracle Database
18 167 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
19 149 (1.63%) Power BI
20 109 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1428 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 497 (5.44%) Jenkins
3 481 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 452 (4.95%) JUnit
5 451 (4.94%) Maven
6 425 (4.65%) Subversion
7 383 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 308 (3.37%) Selenium
9 300 (3.28%) JIRA
10 299 (3.27%) gulp
11 228 (2.50%) TeamCity
12 217 (2.38%) NUnit
13 199 (2.18%) Gradle
14 184 (2.01%) Grunt
15 172 (1.88%) webpack
16 163 (1.78%) Ant
17 145 (1.59%) Jasmine
18 140 (1.53%) Cucumber
19 114 (1.25%) Mockito
20 105 (1.15%) Eclipse
General
1 1892 (20.71%) Finance
2 710 (7.77%) Banking
3 380 (4.16%) Retail
4 323 (3.54%) Marketing
5 226 (2.47%) Advertising
6 223 (2.44%) Games
7 215 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 201 (2.20%) Investment Banking
9 163 (1.78%) Front Office
10 124 (1.36%) Electronics
11 95 (1.04%) Legal
12 93 (1.02%) Back Office
13 87 (0.95%) Manufacturing
14 83 (0.91%) Publishing
15 74 (0.81%) Law
16 71 (0.78%) Automotive
17 62 (0.68%) Financial Institution
18 35 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
19 25 (0.27%) Retail Banking
20 17 (0.19%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3396 (37.17%) HTML
2 3301 (36.13%) .NET
3 3143 (34.40%) CSS
4 2255 (24.68%) AngularJS
5 1994 (21.83%) ASP.NET
6 1454 (15.92%) HTML5
7 1449 (15.86%) jQuery
8 1351 (14.79%) Spring
9 1308 (14.32%) Web Services
10 1109 (12.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1006 (11.01%) REST
12 905 (9.91%) CSS3
13 878 (9.61%) Node.js
14 877 (9.60%) .NET Framework
15 864 (9.46%) XML
16 800 (8.76%) React
17 786 (8.60%) ASP.NET Web API
18 736 (8.06%) RESTful
19 731 (8.00%) Hibernate
20 607 (6.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 741 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 727 (7.96%) Greenfield Project
3 551 (6.03%) User Experience
4 365 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 328 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
6 261 (2.86%) Fintech
7 254 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
8 233 (2.55%) iPad
9 169 (1.85%) Hedge funds
10 157 (1.72%) Algorithms
11 128 (1.40%) Data Structures
12 126 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 98 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
14 92 (1.01%) Client/Server
15 83 (0.91%) Social Media
16 76 (0.83%) Derivative
17 74 (0.81%) N-Tier
18 67 (0.73%) Blog
19 63 (0.69%) Equities
20 42 (0.46%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 960 (10.51%) Linux
2 527 (5.77%) Windows
3 372 (4.07%) Android
4 357 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 280 (3.06%) Unix
6 74 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 34 (0.37%) Mac OS X
8 33 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 16 (0.18%) VMS
12 15 (0.16%) Solaris
13 13 (0.14%) Windows Phone
14 11 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (0.099%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.099%) Windows Mobile
17 8 (0.088%) MVS
18 5 (0.055%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4670 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
2 2574 (28.17%) MVC
3 2375 (26.00%) TDD
4 1561 (17.09%) Scrum
5 1506 (16.48%) OO
6 1193 (13.06%) Web Development
7 1120 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
8 1043 (11.42%) Software Engineering
9 958 (10.49%) Mentoring
10 916 (10.03%) BDD
11 861 (9.42%) Test Automation
12 814 (8.91%) Unit Testing
13 777 (8.50%) Front End Development
14 712 (7.79%) E-Commerce
15 684 (7.49%) SDLC
16 615 (6.73%) OOP
17 604 (6.61%) Microservices
18 602 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
19 511 (5.59%) DevOps
20 477 (5.22%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 4208 (46.06%) JavaScript
2 3525 (38.58%) C#
3 3089 (33.81%) SQL
4 3070 (33.60%) Java
5 994 (10.88%) PHP
6 646 (7.07%) T-SQL
7 642 (7.03%) Python
8 466 (5.10%) C++
9 322 (3.52%) Scala
10 291 (3.19%) VB.NET
11 285 (3.12%) PL/SQL
12 267 (2.92%) Ruby
13 229 (2.51%) ES6
14 220 (2.41%) TypeScript
15 177 (1.94%) C
16 168 (1.84%) Objective-C
17 123 (1.35%) Perl
18 108 (1.18%) Go
19 107 (1.17%) Apple Swift
20 104 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 939 (10.28%) Degree
2 109 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 97 (1.06%) Security Cleared
4 64 (0.70%) SC Cleared
5 25 (0.27%) Master's Degree
6 22 (0.24%) PhD
7 12 (0.13%) Postgraduate
8 11 (0.12%) Mathematical Degree
9 8 (0.088%) MCSD
9 8 (0.088%) MCTS
10 6 (0.066%) MCP
10 6 (0.066%) Sun Certification
11 5 (0.055%) CFA
12 4 (0.044%) HND
12 4 (0.044%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.044%) PMP
12 4 (0.044%) SAS Certification
13 3 (0.033%) APMG
13 3 (0.033%) MCPD
13 3 (0.033%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (3.25%) QA
2 30 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 29 (0.32%) MiFID
4 19 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
7 12 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 11 (0.12%) EMIR
9 9 (0.099%) SLA
10 4 (0.044%) SEPA
11 3 (0.033%) GCP
12 2 (0.022%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.022%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.022%) Section 508
12 2 (0.022%) TickIT
12 2 (0.022%) WCAG
13 1 (0.011%) MISRA
13 1 (0.011%) MISRA C
13 1 (0.011%) PMO
System Software
1 363 (3.97%) Docker
2 17 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 17 (0.19%) Firmware
3 16 (0.18%) HDFS
3 16 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.15%) Varnish
5 10 (0.11%) LXC
6 8 (0.088%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.088%) vSphere
7 7 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.055%) KVM
9 4 (0.044%) etcd
9 4 (0.044%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.022%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.022%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.022%) NFS
11 1 (0.011%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 143 (1.57%) Puppet
2 120 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
3 114 (1.25%) Ansible
4 62 (0.68%) Kibana
5 61 (0.67%) Kubernetes
6 55 (0.60%) logstash
7 31 (0.34%) Salt
8 26 (0.28%) Grafana
9 21 (0.23%) Terraform
10 17 (0.19%) Tivoli
11 14 (0.15%) Packer
12 10 (0.11%) CloudHub
12 10 (0.11%) StatsD
13 9 (0.099%) Graphite
13 9 (0.099%) Marathon
14 8 (0.088%) Mesos
15 7 (0.077%) HAProxy
15 7 (0.077%) Nagios
16 5 (0.055%) Oozie
16 5 (0.055%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1354 (14.82%) Microsoft
2 818 (8.95%) Oracle
3 185 (2.02%) Google
4 168 (1.84%) Zend
5 140 (1.53%) Xamarin
6 131 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
7 110 (1.20%) SAP
8 102 (1.12%) Sitecore
9 100 (1.09%) Sybase
10 94 (1.03%) Tableau
11 82 (0.90%) IBM
12 75 (0.82%) Adobe
13 56 (0.61%) Apple
14 45 (0.49%) TIBCO
15 38 (0.42%) Cognizant
16 36 (0.39%) Facebook
17 34 (0.37%) Red Hat
17 34 (0.37%) Talend
18 32 (0.35%) hybris
18 32 (0.35%) Telerik
London
Client Server
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Arrows Group
Salary: £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health
Posted: 15 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Coded People
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum Pension, Healthcare, 33 days Hols
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Benefits & Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Resource Group
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Benefits & Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Modis International
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday