Period
to

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 61 47 46
Rank change year-on-year -14 -1 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 9,018 5,875 4,288
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.11% 5.62% 5.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.55% 6.13% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4,447 4,566 3,648
10th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £50,000 £49,232
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +6.80%

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 162,374 95,854 76,266
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.10% 91.71% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 84,235 69,146 62,005
10th Percentile £32,361 £31,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -21 7,232 £70,500 +8.46% 782
Work from Home -13 4,716 £70,000 +12.00% 473
London -16 4,299 £80,000 +6.67% 373
UK excluding London -23 3,148 £62,500 +13.64% 457
South East -17 942 £65,000 +8.33% 92
North of England -12 795 £60,000 +14.29% 139
Midlands -4 533 £57,500 +15.00% 80
North West -20 425 £60,000 +9.09% 71
South West -34 372 £62,500 +25.00% 62
West Midlands 0 350 £60,000 +17.65% 47
Yorkshire 0 347 £60,000 +20.00% 44
Scotland -18 290 £63,500 +15.45% 26
East Midlands -10 164 £52,500 +5.00% 32
East of England -41 154 £54,000 -4.00% 34
Wales -34 66 £52,500 +6.60% 17
North East -55 23 £62,500 +11.61% 24
Northern Ireland -48 6 £63,750 +27.50% 6

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, Senior Developer job roles required the following 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 4,732 (52.47%) Agile
2 3,828 (42.45%) JavaScript
3 3,069 (34.03%) React
4 2,372 (26.30%) Java
5 2,284 (25.33%) Git (software)
6 2,262 (25.08%) .NET
7 2,205 (24.45%) C#
8 2,181 (24.18%) HTML
9 2,089 (23.16%) CSS
10 2,033 (22.54%) AWS
11 2,028 (22.49%) Azure
12 1,992 (22.09%) CI/CD
13 1,935 (21.46%) DevOps
14 1,931 (21.41%) Full Stack Development
15 1,902 (21.09%) SQL
16 1,857 (20.59%) TypeScript
17 1,824 (20.23%) Finance
18 1,823 (20.22%) TDD
19 1,793 (19.88%) Docker
20 1,766 (19.58%) Social Skills
21 1,715 (19.02%) Node.js
22 1,651 (18.31%) Software Engineering
23 1,571 (17.42%) Microservices
24 1,520 (16.86%) Mentoring
25 1,470 (16.30%) Scrum
26 1,456 (16.15%) Kubernetes
27 1,409 (15.62%) Front End Development
28 1,353 (15.00%) User Experience
29 1,310 (14.53%) AngularJS
30 1,245 (13.81%) Python

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
1 242 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
2 235 (2.61%) CMS
3 160 (1.77%) Confluence
4 136 (1.51%) Apache Solr
5 78 (0.86%) nginx
5 78 (0.86%) Umbraco
6 71 (0.79%) SharePoint
7 70 (0.78%) WordPress
8 60 (0.67%) Apache
9 56 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
10 53 (0.59%) Ethereum
11 41 (0.45%) Drupal
12 40 (0.44%) Apache Spark
13 31 (0.34%) Jetty
13 31 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
14 28 (0.31%) IIS
15 27 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
16 21 (0.23%) EPiServer
16 21 (0.23%) MQSeries
17 18 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 48 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (0.34%) Sketch
3 30 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 29 (0.32%) Adobe XD
5 27 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
6 21 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 19 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 18 (0.20%) InVision
9 15 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (0.100%) Campfire
11 9 (0.100%) Maya
12 6 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.067%) Zeplin
13 4 (0.044%) Maple
14 2 (0.022%) FileZilla
14 2 (0.022%) MS Visio
15 1 (0.011%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 104 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
3 37 (0.41%) Shopify
4 26 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 22 (0.24%) Magento
6 18 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
8 8 (0.089%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.067%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 6 (0.067%) Teamcenter
10 5 (0.055%) R3 Corda
11 4 (0.044%) Markit EDM
11 4 (0.044%) Maximo
11 4 (0.044%) Odoo
12 3 (0.033%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 3 (0.033%) SAP HR
13 2 (0.022%) Oracle EBS
13 2 (0.022%) thinkFolio
14 1 (0.011%) Dynamics AX
14 1 (0.011%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2,033 (22.54%) AWS
2 2,028 (22.49%) Azure
3 680 (7.54%) GitHub
4 647 (7.17%) Serverless
5 635 (7.04%) GCP
6 546 (6.05%) SaaS
7 299 (3.32%) AWS Lambda
8 296 (3.28%) npm
9 242 (2.68%) Power Platform
10 175 (1.94%) Firebase
11 167 (1.85%) PaaS
12 140 (1.55%) Azure Service Bus
13 128 (1.42%) Amazon S3
14 123 (1.36%) Azure Functions
15 122 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
16 109 (1.21%) Figma
17 106 (1.18%) Slack
18 97 (1.08%) GitHub Actions
19 96 (1.06%) OpenShift
20 89 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 234 (2.59%) Internet
2 185 (2.05%) HTTP
3 181 (2.01%) Broadband
4 34 (0.38%) TCP/IP
5 33 (0.37%) Kerberos
6 28 (0.31%) DNS
7 21 (0.23%) AMQP
8 20 (0.22%) VoIP
9 18 (0.20%) 5G
10 15 (0.17%) Intranet
10 15 (0.17%) X.509
11 12 (0.13%) Asterisk PBX
11 12 (0.13%) ISDN
11 12 (0.13%) PBX
11 12 (0.13%) RTP
11 12 (0.13%) SS7
12 10 (0.11%) SSH
13 8 (0.089%) Firewall
14 7 (0.078%) HTTPS
14 7 (0.078%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,203 (13.34%) SQL Server
2 758 (8.41%) PostgreSQL
3 735 (8.15%) MySQL
4 635 (7.04%) NoSQL
5 510 (5.66%) Relational Database
6 459 (5.09%) Redis
7 447 (4.96%) MongoDB
8 320 (3.55%) Big Data
9 156 (1.73%) Power BI
10 152 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 135 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
12 133 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 106 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
14 96 (1.06%) RDBMS
15 91 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
16 86 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 63 (0.70%) Oracle Database
18 61 (0.68%) BigQuery
19 60 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
20 58 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2,284 (25.33%) Git (software)
2 708 (7.85%) Jenkins
3 588 (6.52%) JIRA
4 468 (5.19%) webpack
5 325 (3.60%) Maven
6 286 (3.17%) GitLab
7 274 (3.04%) Cypress.io
8 262 (2.91%) Bitbucket
9 209 (2.32%) JUnit
10 208 (2.31%) Visual Studio
11 179 (1.98%) TeamCity
12 170 (1.89%) Gradle
13 157 (1.74%) Mocha
14 154 (1.71%) Mockito
15 143 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
16 129 (1.43%) Selenium
17 117 (1.30%) Babel
18 116 (1.29%) Jasmine
19 108 (1.20%) Mercurial
20 104 (1.15%) gulp
General
1 1,824 (20.23%) Finance
2 1,766 (19.58%) Social Skills
3 666 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
4 620 (6.88%) Games
5 460 (5.10%) Retail
6 436 (4.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 408 (4.52%) Public Sector
8 382 (4.24%) Marketing
9 306 (3.39%) Banking
10 224 (2.48%) Manufacturing
11 183 (2.03%) Advertising
12 181 (2.01%) Front Office
13 152 (1.69%) Publishing
14 144 (1.60%) Legal
15 127 (1.41%) Telecoms
16 107 (1.19%) Organisational Skills
17 104 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
18 87 (0.96%) Electronics
19 73 (0.81%) Automotive
20 67 (0.74%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,069 (34.03%) React
2 2,262 (25.08%) .NET
3 2,181 (24.18%) HTML
4 2,089 (23.16%) CSS
5 1,715 (19.02%) Node.js
6 1,310 (14.53%) AngularJS
7 1,217 (13.50%) REST
8 1,082 (12.00%) RESTful
9 1,013 (11.23%) Spring
10 862 (9.56%) .NET Core
11 718 (7.96%) Vue.js
12 709 (7.86%) Sass
13 708 (7.85%) GraphQL
14 704 (7.81%) HTML5
15 656 (7.27%) ASP.NET
16 639 (7.09%) Kafka
17 615 (6.82%) Spring Boot
18 608 (6.74%) .NET Framework
19 588 (6.52%) Web Services
20 554 (6.14%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1,353 (15.00%) User Experience
2 637 (7.06%) Greenfield Project
3 562 (6.23%) Mobile App
4 437 (4.85%) Virtual Team
5 351 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
6 326 (3.61%) Social Media
7 281 (3.12%) Cloud Native
8 272 (3.02%) Data Structures
9 263 (2.92%) Algorithms
10 226 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
11 208 (2.31%) Blog
12 181 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 170 (1.89%) Equities
14 168 (1.86%) Blockchain
15 135 (1.50%) Hedge funds
16 133 (1.47%) Fixed Income
17 130 (1.44%) Derivative
18 123 (1.36%) Sports Betting
19 94 (1.04%) Over-the-Top Content
20 89 (0.99%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 666 (7.39%) Linux
2 581 (6.44%) Android
3 518 (5.74%) Apple iOS
4 246 (2.73%) Windows
5 172 (1.91%) Unix
6 62 (0.69%) Ubuntu
7 46 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 45 (0.50%) Mac OS X
9 17 (0.19%) tvOS
10 12 (0.13%) Debian
11 8 (0.089%) Windows Server
12 7 (0.078%) Tizen
12 7 (0.078%) webOS
13 6 (0.067%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.022%) Android TV
14 2 (0.022%) CentOS
14 2 (0.022%) VMS
15 1 (0.011%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,732 (52.47%) Agile
2 1,992 (22.09%) CI/CD
3 1,935 (21.46%) DevOps
4 1,931 (21.41%) Full Stack Development
5 1,823 (20.22%) TDD
6 1,651 (18.31%) Software Engineering
7 1,571 (17.42%) Microservices
8 1,520 (16.86%) Mentoring
9 1,470 (16.30%) Scrum
10 1,409 (15.62%) Front End Development
11 1,241 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
12 1,072 (11.89%) Test Automation
13 896 (9.94%) Unit Testing
14 864 (9.58%) MVC
15 804 (8.92%) Web Development
16 761 (8.44%) BDD
17 753 (8.35%) OO
18 749 (8.31%) Analytics
19 742 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
20 684 (7.58%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 3,828 (42.45%) JavaScript
2 2,372 (26.30%) Java
3 2,205 (24.45%) C#
4 1,902 (21.09%) SQL
5 1,857 (20.59%) TypeScript
6 1,245 (13.81%) Python
7 630 (6.99%) PHP
8 513 (5.69%) Kotlin
9 488 (5.41%) Go
10 400 (4.44%) ES6
11 355 (3.94%) T-SQL
12 299 (3.32%) C++
13 260 (2.88%) Ruby
14 242 (2.68%) Apple Swift
15 185 (2.05%) Scala
16 177 (1.96%) PowerShell
17 149 (1.65%) C
18 111 (1.23%) Objective-C
19 91 (1.01%) PL/SQL
20 85 (0.94%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1,043 (11.57%) Degree
2 366 (4.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 174 (1.93%) Security Cleared
4 154 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 121 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 106 (1.18%) Master's Degree
7 18 (0.20%) PhD
8 15 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
9 13 (0.14%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.067%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.067%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.067%) MCSD
12 5 (0.055%) MCPD
12 5 (0.055%) MCSE
13 3 (0.033%) HNC
13 3 (0.033%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.022%) SANS
15 1 (0.011%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.011%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 594 (6.59%) QA
2 306 (3.39%) Accessibility
3 51 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 45 (0.50%) GDPR
5 30 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (0.30%) WCAG
7 14 (0.16%) IFRS
7 14 (0.16%) IFRS 9
8 13 (0.14%) WAI
9 12 (0.13%) HL7
10 7 (0.078%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.055%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.033%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.022%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.022%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.022%) PCI DSS
14 1 (0.011%) IEC 62304
14 1 (0.011%) ISO 13485
14 1 (0.011%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,793 (19.88%) Docker
2 36 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 34 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 24 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.13%) Kamailio
5 12 (0.13%) OpenSIPS
6 9 (0.100%) Firmware
6 9 (0.100%) Varnish
7 8 (0.089%) iptables
8 5 (0.055%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.055%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (0.022%) Ceph
9 2 (0.022%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.022%) Xen
10 1 (0.011%) etcd
10 1 (0.011%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 1,456 (16.15%) Kubernetes
2 348 (3.86%) Terraform
3 93 (1.03%) Ansible
4 58 (0.64%) Grafana
5 56 (0.62%) Prometheus
6 42 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
7 41 (0.45%) Bugsnag
8 40 (0.44%) Kibana
9 22 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (0.23%) Istio
11 16 (0.18%) Argo
12 14 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (0.11%) MIIS
14 7 (0.078%) Puppet
15 5 (0.055%) Cisco IPCC
15 5 (0.055%) Graphite
15 5 (0.055%) Graylog
15 5 (0.055%) Mesos
15 5 (0.055%) Opsgenie
16 2 (0.022%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 1,018 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 588 (6.52%) Google
3 260 (2.88%) Oracle
4 181 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
5 147 (1.63%) Apple
6 125 (1.39%) Twitter
7 101 (1.12%) Adobe
8 69 (0.77%) SAP
9 66 (0.73%) Xamarin
10 57 (0.63%) Sitecore
11 54 (0.60%) Atlassian
12 50 (0.55%) Sybase
13 39 (0.43%) Northgate
14 38 (0.42%) NEC
15 37 (0.41%) Zend
16 31 (0.34%) Samsung
17 27 (0.30%) Splunk
18 26 (0.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
19 25 (0.28%) Trayport
20 24 (0.27%) Sun