Period
to 23 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 55 38 42
Rank change year-on-year -17 +4 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 6,633 3,974 7,117
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.18% 6.28% 5.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.62% 6.60% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4,713 3,539 6,118
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £49,875 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
75th Percentile £87,500 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £88,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +3.96%

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 117,962 60,201 120,267
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.11% 95.13% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 78,952 49,310 97,428
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -16 5,668 £70,000 +16.67% 988
London -7 3,124 £82,500 +10.00% 451
UK excluding London -28 2,817 £60,000 +9.09% 606
Work from Home -10 1,908 £67,500 +12.50% 267
South East -14 924 £60,000 +3.45% 130
North of England -41 611 £60,000 +14.29% 187
Midlands -11 469 £55,000 +4.76% 120
North West -43 334 £60,000 +9.09% 120
Scotland -10 311 £65,000 +18.18% 52
South West -34 310 £57,500 +9.52% 50
West Midlands -22 266 £62,500 +23.76% 77
Yorkshire -31 226 £65,000 +36.84% 44
East Midlands -13 177 £52,500 -4.55% 42
East of England -65 121 £65,000 +8.33% 39
Wales -41 65 £55,000 +10.00% 19
North East -35 51 £52,500 +5.00% 23
Northern Ireland -28 14 £55,000 +4.76% 10

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 3,025 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 2,698 (40.68%) JavaScript
3 2,207 (33.27%) React
4 1,996 (30.09%) .NET
5 1,900 (28.64%) C#
6 1,761 (26.55%) Java
7 1,760 (26.53%) Azure
8 1,600 (24.12%) HTML
9 1,584 (23.88%) SQL
10 1,510 (22.76%) AWS
11 1,466 (22.10%) CSS
12 1,404 (21.17%) TDD
13 1,339 (20.19%) DevOps
14 1,291 (19.46%) Full Stack Development
15 1,289 (19.43%) CI/CD
16 1,220 (18.39%) AngularJS
17 1,218 (18.36%) Finance
18 1,202 (18.12%) Software Engineering
19 1,199 (18.08%) Git (software)
20 1,194 (18.00%) Microservices
21 1,189 (17.93%) TypeScript
22 1,162 (17.52%) Docker
23 1,082 (16.31%) Social Skills
24 1,078 (16.25%) Python
25 1,072 (16.16%) Node.js
26 1,022 (15.41%) Mentoring
27 891 (13.43%) Scrum
28 884 (13.33%) REST
29 880 (13.27%) Front End Development
30 864 (13.03%) SQL Server

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
1 204 (3.08%) CMS
2 143 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
3 93 (1.40%) Confluence
4 92 (1.39%) WordPress
5 71 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 61 (0.92%) Apache Solr
6 61 (0.92%) Drupal
7 59 (0.89%) Apache Spark
8 57 (0.86%) Apache
9 46 (0.69%) IIS
10 31 (0.47%) Umbraco
11 26 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
11 26 (0.39%) Tomcat
12 25 (0.38%) EPiServer
12 25 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
13 24 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
14 23 (0.35%) JBoss
15 20 (0.30%) Jetty
16 18 (0.27%) Kentico
16 18 (0.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 36 (0.54%) Adobe XD
2 35 (0.53%) Sketch
3 28 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 22 (0.33%) InVision
6 20 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
7 19 (0.29%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.14%) Campfire
9 8 (0.12%) Zeplin
10 7 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 6 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.090%) Maple
12 5 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.075%) GIMP
13 2 (0.030%) MS Visio
14 1 (0.015%) InDesign
14 1 (0.015%) Oracle Smart View
14 1 (0.015%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 62 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.47%) Magento
3 29 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
4 28 (0.42%) NetSuite
5 22 (0.33%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 21 (0.32%) Shopify
7 18 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
8 10 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
9 8 (0.12%) R3 Corda
10 4 (0.060%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.060%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.045%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.045%) Teamcenter
12 2 (0.030%) nopCommerce
12 2 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 2 (0.030%) SAP IBP
12 2 (0.030%) SAP S/4HANA
13 1 (0.015%) FINCAD Analytics
13 1 (0.015%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
13 1 (0.015%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,760 (26.53%) Azure
2 1,510 (22.76%) AWS
3 501 (7.55%) GCP
4 435 (6.56%) Serverless
5 407 (6.14%) SaaS
6 356 (5.37%) GitHub
7 220 (3.32%) npm
8 210 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
9 189 (2.85%) Power Platform
10 147 (2.22%) Amazon S3
11 131 (1.97%) Azure Functions
11 131 (1.97%) Azure Service Bus
12 121 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
13 87 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
14 85 (1.28%) PaaS
15 77 (1.16%) CloudFront
16 76 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
16 76 (1.15%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 72 (1.09%) Cloudflare
18 66 (1.00%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 169 (2.55%) Broadband
2 93 (1.40%) HTTP
3 81 (1.22%) Internet
4 59 (0.89%) DNS
5 52 (0.78%) AMQP
6 26 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 19 (0.29%) SSL
8 16 (0.24%) 5G
9 12 (0.18%) Bluetooth
10 11 (0.17%) DVB
11 10 (0.15%) SMS
12 8 (0.12%) Modbus
13 7 (0.11%) Firewall
13 7 (0.11%) Intranet
13 7 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (0.11%) SSH
13 7 (0.11%) VoIP
14 6 (0.090%) PBX
14 6 (0.090%) RTP
14 6 (0.090%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 864 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 478 (7.21%) MySQL
3 445 (6.71%) NoSQL
4 404 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
5 342 (5.16%) MongoDB
6 259 (3.90%) Redis
7 245 (3.69%) Relational Database
8 198 (2.99%) Big Data
9 151 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 131 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 130 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
12 127 (1.91%) Power BI
13 109 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
14 106 (1.60%) Blockchain
15 73 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 69 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
16 69 (1.04%) Data Lake
17 66 (1.00%) Amazon Athena
18 56 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
18 56 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,199 (18.08%) Git (software)
2 389 (5.86%) Jenkins
3 310 (4.67%) webpack
4 270 (4.07%) JIRA
5 186 (2.80%) Bitbucket
6 171 (2.58%) Maven
7 168 (2.53%) Visual Studio
8 156 (2.35%) JUnit
9 155 (2.34%) Selenium
10 136 (2.05%) Cypress.io
11 133 (2.01%) GitLab
12 92 (1.39%) TeamCity
13 91 (1.37%) CircleCI
14 88 (1.33%) Mockito
15 86 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
16 85 (1.28%) Mercurial
17 78 (1.18%) NUnit
18 66 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
19 65 (0.98%) Babel
19 65 (0.98%) gulp
General
1 1,218 (18.36%) Finance
2 1,082 (16.31%) Social Skills
3 325 (4.90%) Games
4 290 (4.37%) Retail
5 276 (4.16%) Marketing
6 271 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
7 262 (3.95%) Banking
8 217 (3.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 153 (2.31%) Public Sector
10 127 (1.91%) Manufacturing
11 121 (1.82%) Front Office
12 106 (1.60%) Automotive
13 89 (1.34%) Investment Banking
14 74 (1.12%) Advertising
15 70 (1.06%) Publishing
16 59 (0.89%) Telecoms
17 56 (0.84%) Financial Institution
17 56 (0.84%) Organisational Skills
18 54 (0.81%) Law
19 47 (0.71%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,207 (33.27%) React
2 1,996 (30.09%) .NET
3 1,600 (24.12%) HTML
4 1,466 (22.10%) CSS
5 1,220 (18.39%) AngularJS
6 1,072 (16.16%) Node.js
7 884 (13.33%) REST
8 857 (12.92%) .NET Core
9 800 (12.06%) Spring
10 664 (10.01%) RESTful
11 649 (9.78%) Vue.js
12 617 (9.30%) HTML5
13 555 (8.37%) ASP.NET
14 507 (7.64%) Sass
15 447 (6.74%) Spring Boot
16 442 (6.66%) .NET Framework
16 442 (6.66%) Web Services
17 399 (6.02%) GraphQL
18 376 (5.67%) ASP.NET Web API
18 376 (5.67%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 677 (10.21%) User Experience
2 571 (8.61%) Greenfield Project
3 323 (4.87%) Mobile App
4 272 (4.10%) Social Media
5 207 (3.12%) Virtual Team
6 162 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 143 (2.16%) Derivative
8 142 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
9 122 (1.84%) Algorithms
10 118 (1.78%) Video\Live Streaming
11 112 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 108 (1.63%) Fixed Income
13 105 (1.58%) Cloud Native
13 105 (1.58%) Equities
14 88 (1.33%) Video on Demand
15 87 (1.31%) Data Structures
16 85 (1.28%) Hedge funds
17 73 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
18 70 (1.06%) Over-the-Top Content
19 67 (1.01%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 450 (6.78%) Linux
2 279 (4.21%) Apple iOS
3 258 (3.89%) Windows
4 245 (3.69%) Android
5 106 (1.60%) Unix
6 19 (0.29%) Mac OS
6 19 (0.29%) Ubuntu
7 17 (0.26%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.15%) CentOS
9 8 (0.12%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.12%) VMS
10 7 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.060%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.060%) Mesosphere
12 3 (0.045%) AIX
12 3 (0.045%) Debian
12 3 (0.045%) HPUX
12 3 (0.045%) zOS
13 2 (0.030%) watchOS
13 2 (0.030%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,025 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,404 (21.17%) TDD
3 1,339 (20.19%) DevOps
4 1,291 (19.46%) Full Stack Development
5 1,289 (19.43%) CI/CD
6 1,202 (18.12%) Software Engineering
7 1,194 (18.00%) Microservices
8 1,022 (15.41%) Mentoring
9 891 (13.43%) Scrum
10 880 (13.27%) Front End Development
11 760 (11.46%) MVC
12 692 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
13 588 (8.86%) Test Automation
14 562 (8.47%) SDLC
15 528 (7.96%) Analytics
15 528 (7.96%) Fintech
16 503 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
17 502 (7.57%) Unit Testing
18 486 (7.33%) BDD
19 473 (7.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,698 (40.68%) JavaScript
2 1,900 (28.64%) C#
3 1,761 (26.55%) Java
4 1,584 (23.88%) SQL
5 1,189 (17.93%) TypeScript
6 1,078 (16.25%) Python
7 525 (7.91%) PHP
8 288 (4.34%) T-SQL
9 273 (4.12%) Kotlin
10 265 (4.00%) Go
11 253 (3.81%) ES6
12 226 (3.41%) C++
13 215 (3.24%) Java 8
14 141 (2.13%) PowerShell
15 140 (2.11%) Java 11
16 132 (1.99%) Ruby
17 108 (1.63%) Apple Swift
18 95 (1.43%) C
19 91 (1.37%) Scala
20 90 (1.36%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 538 (8.11%) Degree
2 186 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 172 (2.59%) Security Cleared
4 164 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 55 (0.83%) Master's Degree
6 42 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (0.35%) AWS Certification
8 17 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
9 16 (0.24%) SANS
10 14 (0.21%) PhD
11 8 (0.12%) SAFe Agilist
12 6 (0.090%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.090%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.075%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.060%) HND
14 4 (0.060%) OCPJP
14 4 (0.060%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.060%) Postgraduate
15 3 (0.045%) DV Cleared
16 2 (0.030%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 399 (6.02%) QA
2 140 (2.11%) Accessibility
3 44 (0.66%) GDPR
3 44 (0.66%) WCAG
4 12 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.12%) IFRS
6 8 (0.12%) IFRS 9
7 4 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.045%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.030%) HL7
9 2 (0.030%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.030%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.030%) PSD2
9 2 (0.030%) SLA
10 1 (0.015%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.015%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.015%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.015%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,162 (17.52%) Docker
2 27 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.090%) Kamailio
5 6 (0.090%) OpenSIPS
6 4 (0.060%) Firmware
6 4 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.060%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.030%) Ceph
7 2 (0.030%) GridGain
7 2 (0.030%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.030%) Xen
8 1 (0.015%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.015%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.015%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 786 (11.85%) Kubernetes
2 243 (3.66%) Terraform
3 59 (0.89%) Ansible
4 56 (0.84%) Prometheus
5 51 (0.77%) Grafana
6 27 (0.41%) Kibana
7 23 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
8 20 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (0.21%) Istio
10 10 (0.15%) Consul
11 9 (0.14%) MIIS
12 7 (0.11%) Puppet
13 5 (0.075%) Graphite
13 5 (0.075%) Graylog
13 5 (0.075%) Opsgenie
14 4 (0.060%) Automic
15 2 (0.030%) Argo
15 2 (0.030%) Jamf Pro
15 2 (0.030%) Microsoft Intune
15 2 (0.030%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 723 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 329 (4.96%) Google
3 191 (2.88%) Oracle
4 130 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
5 86 (1.30%) SAP
6 74 (1.12%) Adobe
7 71 (1.07%) Apple
8 50 (0.75%) Twitter
9 48 (0.72%) Xamarin
10 47 (0.71%) Atlassian
11 39 (0.59%) Zend
12 31 (0.47%) Guidewire
13 29 (0.44%) Sitecore
14 28 (0.42%) IBM
15 26 (0.39%) TIBCO
16 24 (0.36%) ServiceNow
17 19 (0.29%) Facebook
18 16 (0.24%) Brandwatch
18 16 (0.24%) Cognizant
18 16 (0.24%) Hyland