Period
to 18 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 51 57
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 9655 10137 10054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.45% 5.13% 4.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.69% 5.32% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8140 9111 8858
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.91% +1.00%
10th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 169742 190690 209586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.50% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137115 160408 172505
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 August 2017.

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 18 August 2017. 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 0 8999 £55,000 - 633
UK excluding London +6 5394 £47,500 - 346
London -8 4114 £65,000 +4.00% 312
South East +4 1507 £52,500 +5.00% 81
North of England +2 1318 £45,000 - 102
Midlands +16 811 £45,000 - 47
North West +1 767 £47,500 +5.56% 55
East of England +17 659 £51,500 -6.36% 45
South West -2 576 £47,500 +5.56% 46
West Midlands +16 523 £45,000 +5.88% 25
Yorkshire -2 509 £45,000 - 42
Scotland +27 409 £50,000 +11.11% 19
East Midlands +12 288 £45,000 - 22
Wales -13 102 £42,500 - 4
North East +9 42 £40,000 - 5
Northern Ireland -13 17 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £62,500 -

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 4807 (49.79%) Agile Software Development
2 4367 (45.23%) JavaScript
3 3671 (38.02%) C#
4 3449 (35.72%) .NET
5 3437 (35.60%) HTML
6 3269 (33.86%) Java
7 3186 (33.00%) SQL
8 3175 (32.88%) CSS
9 2793 (28.93%) MVC
10 2528 (26.18%) TDD
11 2418 (25.04%) AngularJS
12 2370 (24.55%) SQL Server
13 2181 (22.59%) Finance
14 2068 (21.42%) ASP.NET
15 1637 (16.95%) OO
16 1530 (15.85%) jQuery
17 1508 (15.62%) Scrum
18 1486 (15.39%) HTML5
19 1474 (15.27%) Spring
20 1461 (15.13%) Git (software)
21 1434 (14.85%) Microsoft
22 1414 (14.65%) Web Services
23 1304 (13.51%) Web Development
24 1189 (12.31%) ASP.NET MVC
25 1155 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
26 1117 (11.57%) Software Engineering
27 1049 (10.86%) Degree
28 1038 (10.75%) Linux
29 1021 (10.57%) MySQL
30 1009 (10.45%) 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
1 407 (4.22%) Tomcat
2 393 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
3 385 (3.99%) CMS
4 299 (3.10%) Apache
5 254 (2.63%) JBoss
6 160 (1.66%) Apache Spark
7 141 (1.46%) WebSphere
8 138 (1.43%) IIS
9 135 (1.40%) SharePoint
10 126 (1.31%) Apache Solr
11 124 (1.28%) Drupal
12 118 (1.22%) Confluence
12 118 (1.22%) WebLogic
13 110 (1.14%) Umbraco
13 110 (1.14%) WordPress
14 95 (0.98%) nginx
15 88 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 83 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
17 65 (0.67%) Mule
18 62 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 88 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 60 (0.62%) Photoshop
4 31 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.073%) 3ds Max
7 7 (0.073%) Maya
7 7 (0.073%) Moqups
8 5 (0.052%) Autodesk Inventor
8 5 (0.052%) Revit
9 4 (0.041%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.041%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.031%) EngageOne
10 3 (0.031%) InDesign
10 3 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.031%) SPSS
11 2 (0.021%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.010%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.010%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 90 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 78 (0.81%) Magento
3 38 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 25 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 16 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 16 (0.17%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.093%) Eloqua
8 9 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.093%) Oracle Retail
9 8 (0.083%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.073%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.073%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 7 (0.073%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.073%) Temenos T24
11 6 (0.062%) Revive Adserver
11 6 (0.062%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 891 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 785 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 303 (3.14%) SaaS
4 290 (3.00%) GitHub
5 90 (0.93%) PaaS
6 85 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 83 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
8 72 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 58 (0.60%) Amazon S3
10 45 (0.47%) Office 365
11 44 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
12 34 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 31 (0.32%) Firebase
14 27 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
15 20 (0.21%) Google Analytics
15 20 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 19 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
17 18 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
18 17 (0.18%) Google Play
18 17 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 199 (2.06%) HTTP
2 169 (1.75%) Internet
3 40 (0.41%) AMQP
4 39 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 38 (0.39%) Intranet
6 21 (0.22%) Broadband
7 15 (0.16%) DNS
7 15 (0.16%) SMTP
7 15 (0.16%) SSH
8 14 (0.15%) SMS
8 14 (0.15%) VoIP
9 13 (0.13%) Skype
10 11 (0.11%) Firewall
10 11 (0.11%) SSL
11 9 (0.093%) LDAP
12 8 (0.083%) Ethernet
12 8 (0.083%) ZigBee
13 7 (0.073%) Extranet
13 7 (0.073%) InfiniBand
14 6 (0.062%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2370 (24.55%) SQL Server
2 1021 (10.57%) MySQL
3 846 (8.76%) NoSQL
4 592 (6.13%) MongoDB
5 580 (6.01%) Relational Database
6 509 (5.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 384 (3.98%) Big Data
8 377 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 372 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
10 359 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
11 251 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 248 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 244 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 223 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
15 215 (2.23%) RDBMS
16 210 (2.18%) Redis
17 201 (2.08%) Hadoop
18 165 (1.71%) Oracle Database
19 148 (1.53%) Power BI
20 122 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1461 (15.13%) Git (software)
2 569 (5.89%) Jenkins
3 514 (5.32%) Visual Studio
4 489 (5.06%) Maven
5 479 (4.96%) JUnit
6 454 (4.70%) Subversion
7 449 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 370 (3.83%) JIRA
9 333 (3.45%) Selenium
10 318 (3.29%) NUnit
11 274 (2.84%) TeamCity
12 260 (2.69%) gulp
13 191 (1.98%) webpack
14 170 (1.76%) Grunt
15 156 (1.62%) Jasmine
16 153 (1.58%) Cucumber
17 147 (1.52%) Mockito
18 136 (1.41%) Gradle
19 127 (1.32%) Ant
20 125 (1.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 2181 (22.59%) Finance
2 897 (9.29%) Banking
3 687 (7.12%) Retail
4 498 (5.16%) Investment Banking
5 492 (5.10%) Marketing
6 321 (3.32%) Retail Banking
7 271 (2.81%) Telecoms
8 262 (2.71%) Front Office
9 236 (2.44%) Electronics
10 234 (2.42%) Games
11 218 (2.26%) Advertising
12 185 (1.92%) Manufacturing
13 121 (1.25%) Publishing
14 102 (1.06%) Legal
15 85 (0.88%) Financial Institution
16 75 (0.78%) Back Office
17 67 (0.69%) Law
18 66 (0.68%) Automotive
19 61 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
20 15 (0.16%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3449 (35.72%) .NET
2 3437 (35.60%) HTML
3 3175 (32.88%) CSS
4 2418 (25.04%) AngularJS
5 2068 (21.42%) ASP.NET
6 1530 (15.85%) jQuery
7 1486 (15.39%) HTML5
8 1474 (15.27%) Spring
9 1414 (14.65%) Web Services
10 1189 (12.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 993 (10.28%) REST
12 970 (10.05%) RESTful
13 961 (9.95%) React
14 949 (9.83%) Node.js
15 892 (9.24%) CSS3
16 890 (9.22%) .NET Framework
17 871 (9.02%) XML
18 857 (8.88%) ASP.NET Web API
19 847 (8.77%) Hibernate
20 647 (6.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 856 (8.87%) Greenfield Project
2 733 (7.59%) Computer Science
3 646 (6.69%) User Experience
4 435 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
5 394 (4.08%) Mobile App
6 328 (3.40%) Fintech
7 273 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
8 224 (2.32%) Derivative
9 187 (1.94%) iPad
10 161 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 149 (1.54%) Hedge funds
12 130 (1.35%) Algorithms
13 120 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
14 116 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
15 112 (1.16%) Social Media
16 103 (1.07%) Data Structures
17 96 (0.99%) Client/Server
18 89 (0.92%) Equities
19 83 (0.86%) N-Tier
20 77 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1038 (10.75%) Linux
2 488 (5.05%) Windows
3 404 (4.18%) Android
4 347 (3.59%) Unix
5 340 (3.52%) Apple iOS
6 50 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 25 (0.26%) Mac OS
7 25 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 21 (0.22%) Mac OS X
8 21 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.16%) VMS
10 14 (0.15%) Solaris
11 12 (0.12%) CentOS
11 12 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.093%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.073%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.052%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.041%) AIX
15 4 (0.041%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.041%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4807 (49.79%) Agile Software Development
2 2793 (28.93%) MVC
3 2528 (26.18%) TDD
4 1637 (16.95%) OO
5 1508 (15.62%) Scrum
6 1304 (13.51%) Web Development
7 1155 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
8 1117 (11.57%) Software Engineering
9 995 (10.31%) Mentoring
10 966 (10.01%) BDD
11 940 (9.74%) Unit Testing
12 868 (8.99%) Front End Development
13 862 (8.93%) Test Automation
14 849 (8.79%) SDLC
15 794 (8.22%) Microservices
16 686 (7.11%) E-Commerce
17 653 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
18 608 (6.30%) OOP
19 551 (5.71%) Multithreading
20 532 (5.51%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4367 (45.23%) JavaScript
2 3671 (38.02%) C#
3 3269 (33.86%) Java
4 3186 (33.00%) SQL
5 1009 (10.45%) PHP
6 844 (8.74%) Python
7 624 (6.46%) T-SQL
8 543 (5.62%) C++
9 345 (3.57%) Scala
10 339 (3.51%) PL/SQL
11 294 (3.05%) TypeScript
12 267 (2.77%) ES6
13 266 (2.76%) Ruby
14 256 (2.65%) VB.NET
15 178 (1.84%) C
16 175 (1.81%) Shell Script
17 155 (1.61%) Objective-C
18 139 (1.44%) Bash Shell
19 136 (1.41%) Perl
20 105 (1.09%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1049 (10.86%) Degree
2 332 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 97 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 89 (0.92%) Security Cleared
5 64 (0.66%) SC Cleared
6 30 (0.31%) Master's Degree
7 28 (0.29%) PhD
8 14 (0.15%) Postgraduate
9 13 (0.13%) MCTS
10 12 (0.12%) MCPD
11 11 (0.11%) MCP
11 11 (0.11%) MCSD
11 11 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.073%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.052%) HND
14 4 (0.041%) MCAD
14 4 (0.041%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.041%) PMP
14 4 (0.041%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.031%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 342 (3.54%) QA
2 27 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 26 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.20%) MiFID
5 16 (0.17%) SEPA
6 12 (0.12%) GCP
7 9 (0.093%) SLA
8 8 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.073%) EMIR
10 5 (0.052%) Basel III
10 5 (0.052%) GAMP
10 5 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.052%) WAI
11 4 (0.041%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.031%) WCAG
13 2 (0.021%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 2 (0.021%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.021%) ISO 8583
13 2 (0.021%) Section 508
14 1 (0.010%) MISRA C
System Software
1 479 (4.96%) Docker
2 14 (0.15%) Firmware
3 13 (0.13%) HDFS
4 12 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 10 (0.10%) LXC
6 8 (0.083%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (0.073%) Varnish
8 5 (0.052%) Active Directory
9 4 (0.041%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.031%) vSphere
11 2 (0.021%) etcd
11 2 (0.021%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.021%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.010%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.010%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 126 (1.31%) Ansible
1 126 (1.31%) Puppet
2 89 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
3 74 (0.77%) Kubernetes
4 57 (0.59%) Kibana
5 51 (0.53%) logstash
6 47 (0.49%) Terraform
7 26 (0.27%) Packer
8 22 (0.23%) Salt
9 19 (0.20%) Tivoli
10 18 (0.19%) Grafana
11 16 (0.17%) Opsview
12 12 (0.12%) CloudHub
13 10 (0.10%) HAProxy
14 9 (0.093%) Capistrano
15 8 (0.083%) StatsD
16 6 (0.062%) HockeyApp
17 5 (0.052%) Marathon
17 5 (0.052%) Nagios
17 5 (0.052%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1434 (14.85%) Microsoft
2 831 (8.61%) Oracle
3 240 (2.49%) Google
4 202 (2.09%) SAP
5 185 (1.92%) Zend
6 154 (1.60%) Tableau
7 148 (1.53%) Xamarin
8 124 (1.28%) Sitecore
9 114 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
10 101 (1.05%) IBM
11 83 (0.86%) TIBCO
12 82 (0.85%) Sybase
13 73 (0.76%) Adobe
14 67 (0.69%) Apple
15 57 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
16 55 (0.57%) Cognizant
17 47 (0.49%) hybris
18 40 (0.41%) Facebook
19 37 (0.38%) Splunk
20 32 (0.33%) Red Hat