The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 51 57
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4842 5101 5100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.44% 5.18% 4.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.68% 5.37% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4176 4595 4462
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £38,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 284135 352965 396755
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Top 12 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 28 June 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 +1 4485 £55,000 - 688
UK excluding London +8 2720 £48,000 +1.05% 384
London -10 2033 £65,000 +4.00% 327
South East -4 695 £52,500 +5.00% 110
North of England +2 677 £46,000 +2.22% 107
Midlands +17 423 £47,500 +8.36% 51
East of England +15 348 £50,000 -9.09% 43
South West -3 295 £47,500 +5.55% 49
Scotland +32 225 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Wales -11 52 £41,125 +1.54% 2
Northern Ireland -12 5 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Isle of Man - 1 £62,500 -

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 4720 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4331 (46.34%) JavaScript
3 3615 (38.68%) C#
4 3447 (36.88%) HTML
5 3406 (36.44%) .NET
6 3219 (34.44%) CSS
7 3135 (33.54%) SQL
8 3119 (33.37%) Java
9 2686 (28.74%) MVC
10 2436 (26.06%) TDD
11 2367 (25.32%) SQL Server
12 2329 (24.92%) AngularJS
13 2062 (22.06%) ASP.NET
14 1950 (20.86%) Finance
15 1551 (16.59%) Scrum
16 1527 (16.34%) OO
17 1512 (16.18%) jQuery
18 1493 (15.97%) HTML5
19 1479 (15.82%) Git (software)
20 1401 (14.99%) Spring
21 1400 (14.98%) Microsoft
22 1354 (14.49%) Web Services
23 1237 (13.23%) Web Development
24 1171 (12.53%) ASP.NET MVC
25 1141 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
26 1078 (11.53%) Software Engineering
27 1025 (10.97%) REST
28 1016 (10.87%) MySQL
29 998 (10.68%) Mentoring
30 997 (10.67%) 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
1 386 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
2 345 (3.69%) CMS
3 344 (3.68%) Tomcat
4 289 (3.09%) Apache
5 257 (2.75%) JBoss
6 182 (1.95%) WebSphere
7 161 (1.72%) Apache Spark
8 147 (1.57%) SharePoint
9 140 (1.50%) WebLogic
10 137 (1.47%) IIS
11 119 (1.27%) Drupal
12 113 (1.21%) Apache Solr
13 109 (1.17%) WordPress
14 100 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 99 (1.06%) Confluence
16 96 (1.03%) nginx
16 96 (1.03%) Umbraco
17 72 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
18 69 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
19 67 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 93 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (0.62%) Photoshop
3 43 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
4 37 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.096%) 3ds Max
6 9 (0.096%) InVision
6 9 (0.096%) Maya
7 7 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.053%) Autodesk Inventor
8 5 (0.053%) Revit
9 4 (0.043%) Moqups
10 3 (0.032%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.032%) InDesign
10 3 (0.032%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 2 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.021%) MicroStation
11 2 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.011%) GIMP
12 1 (0.011%) Weka
Business Applications
1 100 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 95 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 74 (0.79%) Magento
4 32 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 17 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 16 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 15 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 14 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
10 9 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
10 9 (0.096%) Oracle Retail
10 9 (0.096%) WebTrends
11 8 (0.086%) Oracle Payables
11 8 (0.086%) Oracle Receivables
12 7 (0.075%) Eloqua
12 7 (0.075%) Oracle Assets
12 7 (0.075%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (0.075%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 7 (0.075%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 762 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
2 758 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 292 (3.12%) SaaS
4 232 (2.48%) GitHub
5 81 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 76 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 71 (0.76%) PaaS
8 58 (0.62%) Office 365
9 57 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 43 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 34 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 25 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
13 22 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
14 19 (0.20%) Force.com
14 19 (0.20%) Google Analytics
15 18 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 16 (0.17%) Firebase
16 16 (0.17%) Google Play
16 16 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 214 (2.29%) HTTP
2 174 (1.86%) Internet
3 42 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 37 (0.40%) Intranet
5 29 (0.31%) Broadband
6 21 (0.22%) AMQP
7 17 (0.18%) SSH
8 16 (0.17%) SMTP
9 14 (0.15%) Skype
10 12 (0.13%) DNS
11 11 (0.12%) SMS
12 9 (0.096%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.096%) SSL
13 8 (0.086%) Firewall
13 8 (0.086%) VoIP
14 7 (0.075%) iBeacon
14 7 (0.075%) Value-Added Service
14 7 (0.075%) ZigBee
15 6 (0.064%) Extranet
15 6 (0.064%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2367 (25.32%) SQL Server
2 1016 (10.87%) MySQL
3 803 (8.59%) NoSQL
4 565 (6.04%) MongoDB
4 565 (6.04%) Relational Database
5 515 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 394 (4.22%) Big Data
7 381 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 356 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
9 350 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
10 273 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 269 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 244 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
13 214 (2.29%) RDBMS
14 209 (2.24%) Hadoop
15 197 (2.11%) Redis
16 183 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
17 162 (1.73%) Oracle Database
18 156 (1.67%) Power BI
19 100 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1479 (15.82%) Git (software)
2 529 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 506 (5.41%) Visual Studio
4 492 (5.26%) Maven
5 455 (4.87%) Subversion
6 454 (4.86%) JUnit
7 418 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 323 (3.46%) Selenium
9 315 (3.37%) JIRA
10 277 (2.96%) gulp
11 266 (2.85%) NUnit
12 260 (2.78%) TeamCity
13 182 (1.95%) Gradle
14 176 (1.88%) webpack
15 174 (1.86%) Grunt
16 163 (1.74%) Ant
17 154 (1.65%) Jasmine
18 147 (1.57%) Cucumber
19 123 (1.32%) Mockito
20 107 (1.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 1950 (20.86%) Finance
2 702 (7.51%) Banking
3 439 (4.70%) Retail
4 381 (4.08%) Marketing
5 242 (2.59%) Investment Banking
6 239 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 232 (2.48%) Games
8 209 (2.24%) Advertising
9 175 (1.87%) Electronics
10 162 (1.73%) Front Office
11 126 (1.35%) Manufacturing
12 107 (1.14%) Legal
13 100 (1.07%) Publishing
14 94 (1.01%) Back Office
15 71 (0.76%) Law
16 69 (0.74%) Retail Banking
17 67 (0.72%) Automotive
18 65 (0.70%) Financial Institution
19 45 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
20 18 (0.19%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3447 (36.88%) HTML
2 3406 (36.44%) .NET
3 3219 (34.44%) CSS
4 2329 (24.92%) AngularJS
5 2062 (22.06%) ASP.NET
6 1512 (16.18%) jQuery
7 1493 (15.97%) HTML5
8 1401 (14.99%) Spring
9 1354 (14.49%) Web Services
10 1171 (12.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1025 (10.97%) REST
12 917 (9.81%) CSS3
13 905 (9.68%) .NET Framework
14 895 (9.58%) Node.js
15 886 (9.48%) React
16 866 (9.27%) XML
17 854 (9.14%) ASP.NET Web API
18 812 (8.69%) Hibernate
19 810 (8.67%) RESTful
20 635 (6.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 774 (8.28%) Greenfield Project
2 726 (7.77%) Computer Science
3 574 (6.14%) User Experience
4 377 (4.03%) Mobile App
5 347 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
6 307 (3.28%) Fintech
7 242 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
8 222 (2.38%) iPad
9 173 (1.85%) Hedge funds
10 151 (1.62%) Algorithms
11 127 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 120 (1.28%) Data Structures
13 100 (1.07%) Derivative
14 99 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
15 98 (1.05%) Client/Server
16 93 (0.99%) Social Media
17 81 (0.87%) N-Tier
18 74 (0.79%) Blog
19 63 (0.67%) Equities
20 53 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 933 (9.98%) Linux
2 521 (5.57%) Windows
3 391 (4.18%) Android
4 363 (3.88%) Apple iOS
5 288 (3.08%) Unix
6 64 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 30 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 28 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 23 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 23 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.17%) Solaris
10 16 (0.17%) VMS
11 15 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.12%) Windows Phone
13 9 (0.096%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.086%) MVS
14 8 (0.086%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.064%) CentOS
17 5 (0.053%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4720 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2686 (28.74%) MVC
3 2436 (26.06%) TDD
4 1551 (16.59%) Scrum
5 1527 (16.34%) OO
6 1237 (13.23%) Web Development
7 1141 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
8 1078 (11.53%) Software Engineering
9 998 (10.68%) Mentoring
10 939 (10.05%) BDD
11 874 (9.35%) Test Automation
11 874 (9.35%) Unit Testing
12 822 (8.79%) Front End Development
13 745 (7.97%) SDLC
14 704 (7.53%) E-Commerce
15 692 (7.40%) Microservices
16 636 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
17 619 (6.62%) OOP
18 518 (5.54%) DevOps
18 518 (5.54%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 4331 (46.34%) JavaScript
2 3615 (38.68%) C#
3 3135 (33.54%) SQL
4 3119 (33.37%) Java
5 997 (10.67%) PHP
6 697 (7.46%) Python
7 642 (6.87%) T-SQL
8 478 (5.11%) C++
9 309 (3.31%) Scala
10 304 (3.25%) PL/SQL
11 275 (2.94%) VB.NET
12 269 (2.88%) Ruby
13 263 (2.81%) ES6
14 246 (2.63%) TypeScript
15 192 (2.05%) C
16 164 (1.75%) Objective-C
17 132 (1.41%) Perl
18 108 (1.16%) Shell Script
19 107 (1.14%) Bash Shell
20 106 (1.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 972 (10.40%) Degree
2 308 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 109 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 90 (0.96%) Security Cleared
5 59 (0.63%) SC Cleared
6 26 (0.28%) PhD
7 25 (0.27%) Master's Degree
8 24 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
9 13 (0.14%) Postgraduate
10 10 (0.11%) MCP
10 10 (0.11%) MCTS
11 9 (0.096%) MCSD
12 7 (0.075%) MCPD
13 6 (0.064%) HND
13 6 (0.064%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.043%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.043%) PMP
15 3 (0.032%) APMG
15 3 (0.032%) MCAD
15 3 (0.032%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (3.10%) QA
2 31 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 24 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 22 (0.24%) MiFID
5 16 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 9 (0.096%) EMIR
9 7 (0.075%) SEPA
9 7 (0.075%) SLA
10 3 (0.032%) GCP
10 3 (0.032%) Section 508
10 3 (0.032%) WAI
10 3 (0.032%) WCAG
11 2 (0.021%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.021%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.021%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.021%) TickIT
12 1 (0.011%) MISRA
12 1 (0.011%) MISRA C
System Software
1 400 (4.28%) Docker
2 19 (0.20%) Firmware
3 15 (0.16%) HDFS
4 13 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 13 (0.14%) Varnish
5 10 (0.11%) LXC
5 10 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.043%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.043%) etcd
6 4 (0.043%) KVM
7 3 (0.032%) vSphere
8 2 (0.021%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.021%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.021%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.021%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.021%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.011%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.011%) NFS
9 1 (0.011%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 136 (1.46%) Puppet
2 120 (1.28%) Ansible
3 110 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (0.67%) Kibana
5 61 (0.65%) Kubernetes
6 55 (0.59%) logstash
7 28 (0.30%) Salt
8 25 (0.27%) Terraform
9 22 (0.24%) Grafana
10 18 (0.19%) Tivoli
11 15 (0.16%) Packer
12 12 (0.13%) CloudHub
13 10 (0.11%) StatsD
14 8 (0.086%) HAProxy
14 8 (0.086%) Opsview
15 6 (0.064%) HockeyApp
16 5 (0.053%) Graphite
16 5 (0.053%) Marathon
16 5 (0.053%) Nagios
17 4 (0.043%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1400 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 802 (8.58%) Oracle
3 210 (2.25%) Google
4 175 (1.87%) Zend
5 152 (1.63%) SAP
6 144 (1.54%) Xamarin
7 133 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
8 121 (1.29%) Tableau
9 113 (1.21%) Sitecore
10 87 (0.93%) Sybase
11 86 (0.92%) IBM
12 79 (0.85%) Adobe
13 48 (0.51%) Apple
14 46 (0.49%) TIBCO
15 44 (0.47%) Cognizant
15 44 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
16 43 (0.46%) Facebook
17 42 (0.45%) hybris
18 37 (0.40%) Twitter
19 33 (0.35%) Red Hat
Berkshire
Stott & May
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warwickshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Salary: £45,000-£55,000 + 20% Non-Contributory Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £38000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Annual Bonus, 28 Days Holiday
Posted: 11 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite
Salary: Competitive market rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Markfield, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Distrelec
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + package with flexible working
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
North London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50-60K + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £50,000 per annum (negotiable)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago