Period
to 1 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 46 60
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 6,241 3,714 6,811
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.52% 5.46% 4.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.06% 5.75% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4,620 3,173 5,929
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £93,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 103,011 64,577 137,347
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.17% 94.98% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 73,176 52,663 111,007
10th Percentile £31,875 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021. 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 -2 5,592 £65,000 +8.33% 1,067
London 0 2,969 £77,500 +3.33% 465
UK excluding London -11 2,887 £55,000 - 660
Work from Home -4 1,522 £65,000 +13.04% 252
South East -2 932 £60,000 - 141
North of England -26 633 £55,000 +10.00% 218
South West +26 473 £50,000 -4.76% 66
Midlands -6 416 £52,500 +5.00% 115
North West -22 341 £55,000 - 140
West Midlands +4 284 £55,000 +10.00% 70
Scotland -12 248 £55,000 +4.76% 38
Yorkshire -23 234 £52,500 +5.00% 59
East Midlands -21 125 £50,000 - 44
East of England -53 94 £60,000 +4.35% 58
Wales -19 60 £47,500 -5.00% 20
North East +5 58 £65,000 +44.44% 19
Northern Ireland -13 43 £50,000 -16.67% 5

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 2,944 (47.17%) JavaScript
2 2,750 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
3 2,017 (32.32%) React
4 1,995 (31.97%) C#
5 1,958 (31.37%) .NET
6 1,692 (27.11%) SQL
7 1,616 (25.89%) HTML
8 1,555 (24.92%) CSS
9 1,541 (24.69%) Azure
10 1,449 (23.22%) Java
11 1,340 (21.47%) AngularJS
12 1,252 (20.06%) Git (software)
13 1,224 (19.61%) AWS
14 1,216 (19.48%) Docker
15 1,215 (19.47%) Microservices
16 1,207 (19.34%) TDD
17 1,125 (18.03%) Full Stack Development
18 1,099 (17.61%) TypeScript
19 1,081 (17.32%) Finance
20 1,075 (17.22%) Social Skills
21 1,036 (16.60%) Node.js
22 1,007 (16.14%) Mentoring
23 998 (15.99%) DevOps
24 993 (15.91%) Software Engineering
25 945 (15.14%) SQL Server
26 923 (14.79%) .NET Core
27 903 (14.47%) Front End Development
28 884 (14.16%) Scrum
29 873 (13.99%) REST
30 857 (13.73%) Kubernetes

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
1 240 (3.85%) CMS
2 199 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
3 149 (2.39%) WordPress
4 133 (2.13%) Confluence
5 61 (0.98%) EPiServer
6 59 (0.95%) Apache
7 55 (0.88%) IIS
8 54 (0.87%) SharePoint
9 52 (0.83%) Umbraco
10 48 (0.77%) Headless CMS
11 43 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
12 41 (0.66%) Apache Spark
13 34 (0.54%) Apache Solr
14 31 (0.50%) Drupal
15 28 (0.45%) Kentico
16 22 (0.35%) Tomcat
17 17 (0.27%) NServiceBus
18 16 (0.26%) nginx
19 15 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
19 15 (0.24%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 46 (0.74%) Figma
2 43 (0.69%) Sketch
3 38 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 26 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
5 21 (0.34%) Adobe XD
6 12 (0.19%) InVision
7 11 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
7 11 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 10 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.14%) GIMP
9 9 (0.14%) UXPin
10 6 (0.096%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.064%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.032%) Blender
13 2 (0.032%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.032%) Zeplin
14 1 (0.016%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 54 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
3 32 (0.51%) Magento
4 18 (0.29%) MetaTrader
5 17 (0.27%) Shopify
6 13 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
7 7 (0.11%) Elite 3E
8 5 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.048%) Carpe Diem
9 3 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.048%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 2 (0.032%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.032%) Loan IQ
10 2 (0.032%) Maximo
10 2 (0.032%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.032%) nopCommerce
10 2 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.032%) Summit
11 1 (0.016%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,541 (24.69%) Azure
2 1,224 (19.61%) AWS
3 453 (7.26%) SaaS
4 374 (5.99%) GCP
5 336 (5.38%) Serverless
6 223 (3.57%) GitHub
7 137 (2.20%) npm
8 135 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
8 135 (2.16%) Power Platform
9 129 (2.07%) Amazon S3
10 105 (1.68%) Azure Service Bus
11 98 (1.57%) Azure Functions
12 87 (1.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 84 (1.35%) Azure Service Fabric
14 81 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
15 75 (1.20%) Firebase
16 64 (1.03%) PaaS
17 48 (0.77%) Azure App Service
18 47 (0.75%) Amazon EKS
19 44 (0.71%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 118 (1.89%) Broadband
2 110 (1.76%) HTTP
3 74 (1.19%) Internet
4 43 (0.69%) SSL
5 21 (0.34%) Bluetooth
6 12 (0.19%) FTP
7 11 (0.18%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.16%) MQTT
9 9 (0.14%) DNS
9 9 (0.14%) Firewall
10 8 (0.13%) SMTP
10 8 (0.13%) VPN
11 7 (0.11%) Asterisk PBX
12 6 (0.096%) AMQP
12 6 (0.096%) DVB
12 6 (0.096%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.096%) SWIFTNet
13 5 (0.080%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (0.080%) Skype
14 4 (0.064%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 945 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 552 (8.84%) MySQL
3 455 (7.29%) NoSQL
4 439 (7.03%) MongoDB
5 326 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
6 296 (4.74%) Relational Database
7 175 (2.80%) Big Data
8 152 (2.44%) Redis
9 106 (1.70%) Power BI
10 91 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 85 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 82 (1.31%) RDBMS
13 75 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
14 71 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
15 70 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
16 69 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 60 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
17 60 (0.96%) Oracle Database
18 55 (0.88%) MariaDB
19 53 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1,252 (20.06%) Git (software)
2 464 (7.43%) Jenkins
3 323 (5.18%) JIRA
4 208 (3.33%) Maven
5 200 (3.20%) webpack
6 169 (2.71%) JUnit
7 146 (2.34%) Visual Studio
8 141 (2.26%) Bitbucket
9 134 (2.15%) TeamCity
10 98 (1.57%) Selenium
10 98 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 97 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
12 93 (1.49%) Mockito
13 89 (1.43%) GitLab
14 83 (1.33%) Cypress.io
15 77 (1.23%) Gradle
16 63 (1.01%) gulp
17 62 (0.99%) CircleCI
18 59 (0.95%) Mercurial
19 54 (0.87%) NUnit
General
1 1,081 (17.32%) Finance
2 1,075 (17.22%) Social Skills
3 325 (5.21%) Marketing
4 263 (4.21%) Banking
5 253 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 249 (3.99%) Retail
7 233 (3.73%) Public Sector
8 231 (3.70%) Games
9 119 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
10 115 (1.84%) Manufacturing
11 86 (1.38%) Telecoms
12 84 (1.35%) Investment Banking
13 81 (1.30%) Front Office
14 80 (1.28%) Electronics
15 76 (1.22%) Advertising
16 70 (1.12%) Financial Institution
17 69 (1.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 62 (0.99%) Legal
19 61 (0.98%) Law
20 59 (0.95%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,017 (32.32%) React
2 1,958 (31.37%) .NET
3 1,616 (25.89%) HTML
4 1,555 (24.92%) CSS
5 1,340 (21.47%) AngularJS
6 1,036 (16.60%) Node.js
7 923 (14.79%) .NET Core
8 873 (13.99%) REST
9 710 (11.38%) Spring
10 648 (10.38%) RESTful
11 598 (9.58%) Web Services
12 591 (9.47%) Vue.js
13 571 (9.15%) ASP.NET
14 563 (9.02%) HTML5
15 439 (7.03%) .NET Framework
16 414 (6.63%) Sass
17 393 (6.30%) Redux
18 374 (5.99%) GraphQL
19 371 (5.94%) jQuery
20 354 (5.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 706 (11.31%) User Experience
2 461 (7.39%) Greenfield Project
3 423 (6.78%) Mobile App
4 135 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
5 134 (2.15%) Social Media
6 124 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 110 (1.76%) Algorithms
8 103 (1.65%) Derivative
9 78 (1.25%) Data Structures
10 76 (1.22%) Cloud Native
10 76 (1.22%) Virtual Team
11 75 (1.20%) NHS
12 67 (1.07%) Equities
13 63 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 56 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
15 51 (0.82%) Legacy Systems
16 47 (0.75%) Video\Live Streaming
17 46 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
18 45 (0.72%) Blog
18 45 (0.72%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 461 (7.39%) Linux
2 261 (4.18%) Android
3 251 (4.02%) Apple iOS
4 240 (3.85%) Windows
5 124 (1.99%) Unix
6 38 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 28 (0.45%) Ubuntu
8 15 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
9 9 (0.14%) CentOS
10 8 (0.13%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.13%) VMS
11 6 (0.096%) Mesosphere
11 6 (0.096%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.096%) watchOS
12 3 (0.048%) Debian
13 1 (0.016%) AIX
13 1 (0.016%) Fedora
13 1 (0.016%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.016%) Solaris
13 1 (0.016%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,750 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,215 (19.47%) Microservices
3 1,207 (19.34%) TDD
4 1,125 (18.03%) Full Stack Development
5 1,007 (16.14%) Mentoring
6 998 (15.99%) DevOps
7 993 (15.91%) Software Engineering
8 903 (14.47%) Front End Development
9 884 (14.16%) Scrum
10 799 (12.80%) MVC
11 600 (9.61%) Fintech
12 550 (8.81%) Web Development
13 549 (8.80%) Unit Testing
14 538 (8.62%) OO
15 525 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
16 502 (8.04%) Test Automation
17 497 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
18 463 (7.42%) BDD
19 439 (7.03%) SDLC
20 383 (6.14%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 2,944 (47.17%) JavaScript
2 1,995 (31.97%) C#
3 1,692 (27.11%) SQL
4 1,449 (23.22%) Java
5 1,099 (17.61%) TypeScript
6 801 (12.83%) Python
7 610 (9.77%) PHP
8 254 (4.07%) T-SQL
9 246 (3.94%) ES6
10 191 (3.06%) Go
11 180 (2.88%) Java 8
12 179 (2.87%) Ruby
13 174 (2.79%) Kotlin
14 160 (2.56%) C++
15 111 (1.78%) Apple Swift
16 108 (1.73%) PowerShell
17 103 (1.65%) Scala
18 85 (1.36%) C
19 81 (1.30%) Bash Shell
20 78 (1.25%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 466 (7.47%) Degree
2 202 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 200 (3.20%) Security Cleared
4 176 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 74 (1.19%) Master's Degree
6 35 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (0.37%) PhD
8 20 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
9 19 (0.30%) AWS Certification
10 11 (0.18%) SANS
11 9 (0.14%) MCSD
12 7 (0.11%) MBA
13 3 (0.048%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.048%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.048%) HNC
13 3 (0.048%) SAFe Agilist
14 2 (0.032%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.016%) OCP
15 1 (0.016%) Oracle Certification
15 1 (0.016%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (3.44%) QA
2 152 (2.44%) Accessibility
3 33 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.43%) WCAG
5 15 (0.24%) GRC
6 14 (0.22%) GDPR
7 13 (0.21%) PMO
8 11 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.13%) SLA
10 6 (0.096%) ISO 15022
10 6 (0.096%) ISO 20022
11 4 (0.064%) WAI
12 3 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.032%) PSD2
14 1 (0.016%) HL7
14 1 (0.016%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.016%) MiFID
14 1 (0.016%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,216 (19.48%) Docker
2 9 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.13%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.064%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.016%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.016%) KVM
5 1 (0.016%) Varnish
5 1 (0.016%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.016%) vSphere
5 1 (0.016%) Xen
Systems Management
1 857 (13.73%) Kubernetes
2 244 (3.91%) Terraform
3 64 (1.03%) Ansible
4 57 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (0.69%) Prometheus
6 37 (0.59%) Grafana
7 24 (0.38%) Bugsnag
8 20 (0.32%) Puppet
9 14 (0.22%) Istio
9 14 (0.22%) Kibana
10 13 (0.21%) Graphite
10 13 (0.21%) Graylog
10 13 (0.21%) Opsgenie
11 8 (0.13%) FlexNet
11 8 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.11%) Consul
13 6 (0.096%) Automic
14 5 (0.080%) Marathon
15 4 (0.064%) Mesos
16 3 (0.048%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 686 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 264 (4.23%) Google
3 254 (4.07%) Oracle
4 101 (1.62%) SAP
5 91 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
6 76 (1.22%) Zend
7 65 (1.04%) Xamarin
8 63 (1.01%) Apple
9 51 (0.82%) Adobe
9 51 (0.82%) Sitecore
10 41 (0.66%) ServiceNow
11 36 (0.58%) Atlassian
11 36 (0.58%) Splunk
12 28 (0.45%) Nintex
13 25 (0.40%) Spotify
14 24 (0.38%) Samsung
15 22 (0.35%) MuleSoft
16 21 (0.34%) IBM
17 17 (0.27%) Telerik
17 17 (0.27%) VMware