Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 50 52
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 8,407 9,434 9,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.14% 5.41% 5.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.36% 5.64% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 7,309 7,949 8,850
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%
10th Percentile £41,500 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 156,873 167,151 184,491
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,373 133,833 154,598
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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 +4 7,878 £60,000 +9.09% 1,430
UK excluding London -1 4,361 £50,000 - 885
London +6 3,866 £70,000 +7.69% 623
South East +3 1,453 £55,000 +4.76% 220
North of England +6 1,054 £46,528 +3.39% 264
Midlands -12 582 £50,000 +5.26% 138
North West -15 517 £48,125 +1.32% 149
Yorkshire +12 486 £45,000 - 92
South West -1 479 £50,000 +5.26% 93
East of England -14 426 £55,000 +10.00% 92
West Midlands -21 325 £50,000 +5.26% 74
Scotland -9 306 £50,000 - 48
East Midlands +5 256 £52,500 +16.67% 64
Wales -18 56 £47,500 +5.56% 16
North East -5 52 £44,250 +10.63% 23
Northern Ireland +21 17 £50,000 +17.65% 12
Channel Islands - 3 £45,000 - 1

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 4,055 (48.23%) Agile Software Development
2 3,822 (45.46%) JavaScript
3 3,236 (38.49%) C#
4 3,043 (36.20%) .NET
5 2,767 (32.91%) Java
6 2,690 (32.00%) HTML
7 2,631 (31.30%) SQL
8 2,459 (29.25%) CSS
9 2,092 (24.88%) MVC
10 2,080 (24.74%) AngularJS
11 2,019 (24.02%) TDD
12 1,895 (22.54%) SQL Server
13 1,785 (21.23%) Finance
14 1,551 (18.45%) ASP.NET
15 1,400 (16.65%) Git (software)
16 1,303 (15.50%) Scrum
17 1,275 (15.17%) React
18 1,243 (14.79%) Spring
19 1,212 (14.42%) Microsoft Azure
20 1,192 (14.18%) Microsoft
21 1,189 (14.14%) Microservices
22 1,162 (13.82%) Web Services
23 1,122 (13.35%) HTML5
24 1,120 (13.32%) Software Engineering
25 1,099 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
26 1,053 (12.53%) jQuery
27 1,041 (12.38%) RESTful
28 1,016 (12.09%) OO
29 970 (11.54%) Python
30 919 (10.93%) Continuous Integration

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
1 290 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 243 (2.89%) CMS
3 197 (2.34%) Tomcat
4 195 (2.32%) Apache
5 181 (2.15%) IIS
6 151 (1.80%) SharePoint
7 142 (1.69%) Apache Spark
8 116 (1.38%) Confluence
9 111 (1.32%) Umbraco
10 93 (1.11%) WebSphere
11 89 (1.06%) JBoss
12 79 (0.94%) WordPress
13 66 (0.79%) Drupal
14 60 (0.71%) Ethereum
15 56 (0.67%) nginx
16 47 (0.56%) EPiServer
17 44 (0.52%) NServiceBus
18 35 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
19 34 (0.40%) Apache Solr
20 33 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 86 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (0.50%) Photoshop
3 37 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
4 31 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 25 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.11%) InVision
8 6 (0.071%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.071%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.059%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.059%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.036%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.036%) InDesign
10 3 (0.036%) Maya
10 3 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.012%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.012%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.012%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 81 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (0.80%) Magento
3 30 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
4 27 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 21 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
6 19 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
7 18 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 18 (0.21%) Ripple
8 13 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.095%) SunGard GMI
10 7 (0.083%) NetSuite
11 6 (0.071%) R3 Corda
11 6 (0.071%) SDL Web 8
11 6 (0.071%) WebTrends
12 5 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.059%) SAP Hybris
13 4 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
13 4 (0.048%) Scribe Insight
13 4 (0.048%) Shopify
13 4 (0.048%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,212 (14.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,099 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
3 254 (3.02%) SaaS
4 223 (2.65%) GitHub
5 142 (1.69%) Serverless
6 92 (1.09%) npm
7 89 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
8 82 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
9 80 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
10 76 (0.90%) PaaS
11 65 (0.77%) Amazon S3
12 60 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
13 51 (0.61%) Office 365
14 34 (0.40%) IaaS
15 32 (0.38%) Slack
16 29 (0.34%) Yarn
17 28 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
18 24 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
18 24 (0.29%) NuGet
19 23 (0.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 158 (1.88%) HTTP
2 115 (1.37%) Internet
3 45 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 22 (0.26%) Intranet
5 20 (0.24%) SSL
6 19 (0.23%) SMS
7 16 (0.19%) Bluetooth
8 14 (0.17%) AMQP
9 11 (0.13%) DNS
10 9 (0.11%) SMTP
11 7 (0.083%) Skype
11 7 (0.083%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.048%) Broadband
12 4 (0.048%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
13 3 (0.036%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.036%) Multicast
13 3 (0.036%) PPP
13 3 (0.036%) SSH
13 3 (0.036%) VPN
13 3 (0.036%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,895 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 807 (9.60%) MySQL
3 603 (7.17%) NoSQL
4 504 (6.00%) Relational Database
5 383 (4.56%) MongoDB
6 375 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 357 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
8 301 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 295 (3.51%) Big Data
10 242 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
11 226 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 199 (2.37%) Redis
13 186 (2.21%) Blockchain
14 169 (2.01%) Power BI
15 164 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
16 135 (1.61%) RDBMS
17 129 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
18 126 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
19 120 (1.43%) Hadoop
19 120 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,400 (16.65%) Git (software)
2 532 (6.33%) Jenkins
3 356 (4.23%) Maven
4 354 (4.21%) JIRA
4 354 (4.21%) Visual Studio
5 313 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 227 (2.70%) JUnit
7 218 (2.59%) webpack
8 213 (2.53%) Selenium
9 208 (2.47%) gulp
9 208 (2.47%) Subversion
10 192 (2.28%) TeamCity
11 175 (2.08%) NUnit
12 164 (1.95%) Cucumber
13 163 (1.94%) Eclipse
14 149 (1.77%) Gradle
15 148 (1.76%) Jasmine
16 145 (1.72%) Grunt
17 127 (1.51%) Mocha
18 114 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,785 (21.23%) Finance
2 511 (6.08%) Banking
3 460 (5.47%) Retail
4 304 (3.62%) Games
5 231 (2.75%) Marketing
6 193 (2.30%) Advertising
7 164 (1.95%) Front Office
8 147 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 99 (1.18%) Law
10 91 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 88 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 76 (0.90%) Electronics
13 75 (0.89%) Legal
14 72 (0.86%) Automotive
15 63 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 57 (0.68%) Back Office
17 45 (0.54%) Publishing
18 30 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
19 16 (0.19%) Military
20 15 (0.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,043 (36.20%) .NET
2 2,690 (32.00%) HTML
3 2,459 (29.25%) CSS
4 2,080 (24.74%) AngularJS
5 1,551 (18.45%) ASP.NET
6 1,275 (15.17%) React
7 1,243 (14.79%) Spring
8 1,162 (13.82%) Web Services
9 1,122 (13.35%) HTML5
10 1,053 (12.53%) jQuery
11 1,041 (12.38%) RESTful
12 857 (10.19%) ASP.NET MVC
13 856 (10.18%) REST
14 817 (9.72%) Node.js
15 808 (9.61%) ASP.NET Web API
16 724 (8.61%) .NET Framework
17 665 (7.91%) CSS3
18 457 (5.44%) Hibernate
19 452 (5.38%) XML
20 415 (4.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 718 (8.54%) Greenfield Project
2 593 (7.05%) Fintech
3 591 (7.03%) Computer Science
4 551 (6.55%) User Experience
5 422 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
6 293 (3.49%) Mobile App
7 249 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
7 249 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
8 141 (1.68%) Algorithms
9 105 (1.25%) Equities
10 100 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 99 (1.18%) Hedge funds
12 95 (1.13%) Derivative
13 94 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 77 (0.92%) Fixed Income
15 72 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
16 63 (0.75%) Bitcoin
17 42 (0.50%) N-Tier
18 38 (0.45%) NHS
19 36 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 754 (8.97%) Linux
2 379 (4.51%) Windows
3 324 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 312 (3.71%) Android
5 228 (2.71%) Unix
6 47 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 36 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 28 (0.33%) VMS
9 22 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 17 (0.20%) CentOS
11 16 (0.19%) Solaris
12 13 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.095%) Debian
15 4 (0.048%) Nucleus RTOS
16 3 (0.036%) AIX
16 3 (0.036%) watchOS
16 3 (0.036%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.024%) MVS
18 1 (0.012%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,055 (48.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2,092 (24.88%) MVC
3 2,019 (24.02%) TDD
4 1,303 (15.50%) Scrum
5 1,189 (14.14%) Microservices
6 1,120 (13.32%) Software Engineering
7 1,016 (12.09%) OO
8 919 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
9 838 (9.97%) Front End Development
10 826 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
10 826 (9.83%) Web Development
11 783 (9.31%) DevOps
12 744 (8.85%) Mentoring
13 732 (8.71%) Unit Testing
14 731 (8.70%) BDD
15 653 (7.77%) Test Automation
16 613 (7.29%) SDLC
17 583 (6.93%) E-Commerce
18 509 (6.05%) SOLID
19 491 (5.84%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3,822 (45.46%) JavaScript
2 3,236 (38.49%) C#
3 2,767 (32.91%) Java
4 2,631 (31.30%) SQL
5 970 (11.54%) Python
6 853 (10.15%) PHP
7 636 (7.57%) Java 8
8 540 (6.42%) T-SQL
9 418 (4.97%) C++
10 346 (4.12%) Scala
11 333 (3.96%) TypeScript
12 277 (3.29%) Ruby
13 237 (2.82%) ES6
14 183 (2.18%) VB.NET
15 170 (2.02%) Go
16 164 (1.95%) C
17 154 (1.83%) Apple Swift
18 143 (1.70%) Objective-C
19 141 (1.68%) PL/SQL
20 130 (1.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 859 (10.22%) Degree
2 256 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 64 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (0.74%) Security Cleared
5 51 (0.61%) Master's Degree
6 39 (0.46%) SC Cleared
7 34 (0.40%) PhD
8 33 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
9 20 (0.24%) DBS Check
10 12 (0.14%) AWS Certification
10 12 (0.14%) MCP
11 10 (0.12%) MCPD
11 10 (0.12%) MCSE
12 8 (0.095%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (0.083%) BC Cleared
13 7 (0.083%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.059%) CISSP
14 5 (0.059%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.048%) BPSS Clearance
16 3 (0.036%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 363 (4.32%) QA
2 26 (0.31%) GDPR
3 22 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.23%) MiFID
5 12 (0.14%) WAI
6 11 (0.13%) SLA
7 10 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.095%) EMIR
9 6 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.059%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.059%) WCAG
11 4 (0.048%) FATCA
11 4 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.036%) DICOM
12 3 (0.036%) HL7
12 3 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.036%) PSD2
13 2 (0.024%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 762 (9.06%) Docker
2 41 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
3 27 (0.32%) HDFS
4 22 (0.26%) Active Directory
4 22 (0.26%) GridGain
5 11 (0.13%) Varnish
5 11 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.11%) Firmware
7 7 (0.083%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.036%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.036%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.024%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.012%) LXC
11 1 (0.012%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.012%) Samba
11 1 (0.012%) Squid
11 1 (0.012%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 276 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 124 (1.47%) Ansible
3 104 (1.24%) Terraform
4 92 (1.09%) Puppet
5 61 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
7 30 (0.36%) Kibana
8 25 (0.30%) Packer
9 18 (0.21%) Graphite
10 17 (0.20%) Grafana
11 16 (0.19%) Mesos
12 15 (0.18%) Oozie
13 14 (0.17%) Consul
14 9 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.083%) logstash
15 7 (0.083%) Marathon
16 6 (0.071%) HP Quality Center
17 5 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 4 (0.048%) Rundeck
19 3 (0.036%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1,192 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 583 (6.93%) Oracle
3 283 (3.37%) Google
4 124 (1.47%) Zend
5 114 (1.36%) Xamarin
6 99 (1.18%) SAP
7 89 (1.06%) Tableau
8 75 (0.89%) Apple
9 69 (0.82%) Sitecore
10 65 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
11 64 (0.76%) IBM
12 54 (0.64%) Atlassian
13 53 (0.63%) Red Hat
14 50 (0.59%) Adobe
15 45 (0.54%) Twitter
16 42 (0.50%) TIBCO
17 40 (0.48%) Informatica
18 36 (0.43%) Sybase
19 34 (0.40%) MuleSoft
20 29 (0.34%) WorldPay