Period
to 18 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 52 52
Rank change year-on-year +12 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 7,060 7,599 9,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.63% 5.02% 5.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.89% 5.23% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 6,063 6,598 7,902
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% -

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 119,852 145,299 167,374
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.94% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 95,883 116,177 135,829
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Top 16 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 18 January 2020. 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 +12 6,540 £62,500 +4.17% 1,195
UK excluding London +18 3,836 £52,500 +3.96% 787
London +8 3,108 £75,000 +7.14% 506
South East +6 1,271 £57,500 +4.55% 174
North of England +7 941 £50,000 +5.26% 218
Midlands +22 578 £50,000 -4.76% 141
North West +22 574 £52,500 +5.00% 132
South West +1 418 £50,000 - 95
West Midlands +36 345 £50,000 - 75
Yorkshire -4 321 £50,000 +11.11% 61
Scotland +11 280 £52,500 +5.00% 63
East of England -7 237 £57,500 +4.55% 61
East Midlands +9 230 £50,000 -9.09% 66
Wales +13 74 £49,000 +8.89% 27
Northern Ireland +40 59 £50,000 - 8
North East +23 47 £41,500 -7.78% 25

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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 3,324 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3,181 (45.06%) JavaScript
3 2,545 (36.05%) C#
4 2,433 (34.46%) .NET
5 2,293 (32.48%) Java
6 1,931 (27.35%) HTML
7 1,816 (25.72%) CSS
8 1,787 (25.31%) SQL
9 1,665 (23.58%) AngularJS
10 1,408 (19.94%) SQL Server
11 1,320 (18.70%) MVC
12 1,315 (18.63%) React
13 1,311 (18.57%) TDD
14 1,229 (17.41%) Microservices
15 1,224 (17.34%) Azure
16 1,220 (17.28%) Finance
17 1,171 (16.59%) AWS
18 1,160 (16.43%) ASP.NET
19 1,123 (15.91%) Git (software)
20 948 (13.43%) Spring
21 940 (13.31%) Scrum
22 881 (12.48%) DevOps
23 871 (12.34%) Web Services
24 863 (12.22%) Mentoring
25 859 (12.17%) Front End Development
26 824 (11.67%) jQuery
27 818 (11.59%) Software Engineering
28 817 (11.57%) Microsoft
29 816 (11.56%) Python
30 797 (11.29%) REST

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
1 174 (2.46%) CMS
2 157 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
3 115 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 111 (1.57%) IIS
5 105 (1.49%) Apache Spark
6 79 (1.12%) Confluence
7 76 (1.08%) Umbraco
8 72 (1.02%) Apache
9 60 (0.85%) WordPress
10 56 (0.79%) SharePoint
11 50 (0.71%) EPiServer
12 45 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
13 41 (0.58%) Drupal
14 40 (0.57%) nginx
15 35 (0.50%) JBoss
15 35 (0.50%) WebSphere
16 32 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
17 26 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 22 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 19 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (0.30%) Adobe XD
3 18 (0.25%) Photoshop
4 17 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.085%) Sketch
8 4 (0.057%) S-PLUS
8 4 (0.057%) Zeplin
9 3 (0.042%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.014%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.014%) InVision
11 1 (0.014%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 69 (0.98%) Magento
2 48 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
4 17 (0.24%) SAP EHS
5 15 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.085%) Shopify
9 5 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.071%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.057%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.057%) Distributed Ledger
10 4 (0.057%) Odoo
10 4 (0.057%) SDL Web 8
11 3 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.042%) FINCAD Analytics
11 3 (0.042%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.042%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.042%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,224 (17.34%) Azure
2 1,171 (16.59%) AWS
3 370 (5.24%) SaaS
4 210 (2.97%) GCP
5 203 (2.88%) Serverless
6 171 (2.42%) GitHub
7 150 (2.12%) Power Platform
8 130 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
9 124 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
10 108 (1.53%) Amazon S3
11 73 (1.03%) PaaS
12 66 (0.93%) npm
13 60 (0.85%) OpenShift
14 52 (0.74%) Amazon ECS
14 52 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
15 43 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
16 41 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
17 37 (0.52%) IaaS
18 28 (0.40%) Slack
19 27 (0.38%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 127 (1.80%) Internet
2 99 (1.40%) HTTP
3 37 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 20 (0.28%) SSL
5 15 (0.21%) Wireless
6 14 (0.20%) HTTPS
7 11 (0.16%) Intranet
8 10 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (0.13%) RFID
9 9 (0.13%) VoIP
9 9 (0.13%) WAN
10 6 (0.085%) DNS
10 6 (0.085%) FTP
11 5 (0.071%) Bluetooth
12 4 (0.057%) AMQP
12 4 (0.057%) Broadband
12 4 (0.057%) Firewall
12 4 (0.057%) SSH
13 3 (0.042%) SMS
13 3 (0.042%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,408 (19.94%) SQL Server
2 665 (9.42%) MySQL
3 406 (5.75%) NoSQL
4 345 (4.89%) Relational Database
5 291 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
6 240 (3.40%) MongoDB
7 228 (3.23%) Big Data
8 194 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 181 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
10 167 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 143 (2.03%) Power BI
12 98 (1.39%) Hadoop
12 98 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 83 (1.18%) Oracle Database
14 75 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
15 73 (1.03%) Redis
16 71 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
17 68 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
18 54 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
19 49 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,123 (15.91%) Git (software)
2 449 (6.36%) Jenkins
3 273 (3.87%) Visual Studio
4 270 (3.82%) Maven
5 253 (3.58%) JIRA
6 204 (2.89%) webpack
7 194 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 173 (2.45%) Selenium
9 157 (2.22%) JUnit
10 140 (1.98%) Gradle
11 130 (1.84%) gulp
12 104 (1.47%) Subversion
13 102 (1.44%) Cucumber
14 93 (1.32%) Jasmine
15 90 (1.27%) Eclipse
16 85 (1.20%) Grunt
17 80 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
18 76 (1.08%) NUnit
19 74 (1.05%) RStudio
20 73 (1.03%) TeamCity
General
1 1,220 (17.28%) Finance
2 383 (5.42%) Retail
3 257 (3.64%) Front Office
4 256 (3.63%) Banking
5 211 (2.99%) Marketing
6 187 (2.65%) Games
7 109 (1.54%) Public Sector
8 98 (1.39%) Law
9 93 (1.32%) Telecoms
10 86 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 71 (1.01%) Advertising
12 58 (0.82%) Back Office
13 53 (0.75%) Automotive
14 51 (0.72%) Investment Banking
15 48 (0.68%) Electronics
16 47 (0.67%) Financial Institution
17 27 (0.38%) Legal
18 23 (0.33%) Publishing
19 21 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
20 13 (0.18%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,433 (34.46%) .NET
2 1,931 (27.35%) HTML
3 1,816 (25.72%) CSS
4 1,665 (23.58%) AngularJS
5 1,315 (18.63%) React
6 1,160 (16.43%) ASP.NET
7 948 (13.43%) Spring
8 871 (12.34%) Web Services
9 824 (11.67%) jQuery
10 797 (11.29%) REST
11 720 (10.20%) HTML5
12 693 (9.82%) Node.js
13 590 (8.36%) RESTful
14 588 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 568 (8.05%) .NET Core
16 563 (7.97%) .NET Framework
17 538 (7.62%) ASP.NET Web API
18 440 (6.23%) CSS3
19 437 (6.19%) Spring Boot
20 417 (5.91%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 661 (9.36%) Greenfield Project
2 510 (7.22%) User Experience
3 322 (4.56%) Mobile App
4 314 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
5 202 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
6 189 (2.68%) Fixed Income
7 150 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 134 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 128 (1.81%) Equities
10 122 (1.73%) Algorithms
11 119 (1.69%) Derivative
12 117 (1.66%) Data Structures
13 58 (0.82%) Management Information System
14 51 (0.72%) Public Cloud
15 50 (0.71%) Hedge funds
16 40 (0.57%) Online Gambling
17 38 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
18 37 (0.52%) iPad
19 33 (0.47%) N-Tier
20 31 (0.44%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 501 (7.10%) Linux
2 272 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 269 (3.81%) Windows
4 265 (3.75%) Android
5 159 (2.25%) Unix
6 48 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 32 (0.45%) Mac OS
8 27 (0.38%) Mac OS X
9 22 (0.31%) CentOS
10 20 (0.28%) tvOS
11 13 (0.18%) VMS
11 13 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.099%) Debian
15 5 (0.071%) AIX
15 5 (0.071%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.071%) Robot Operating System
15 5 (0.071%) Solaris
15 5 (0.071%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,324 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1,320 (18.70%) MVC
3 1,311 (18.57%) TDD
4 1,229 (17.41%) Microservices
5 940 (13.31%) Scrum
6 881 (12.48%) DevOps
7 863 (12.22%) Mentoring
8 859 (12.17%) Front End Development
9 818 (11.59%) Software Engineering
10 751 (10.64%) Web Development
11 736 (10.42%) OO
12 613 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
13 602 (8.53%) Fintech
14 589 (8.34%) Computer Science
15 571 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
16 518 (7.34%) Unit Testing
17 514 (7.28%) OOP
18 505 (7.15%) BDD
19 465 (6.59%) SDLC
20 462 (6.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3,181 (45.06%) JavaScript
2 2,545 (36.05%) C#
3 2,293 (32.48%) Java
4 1,787 (25.31%) SQL
5 816 (11.56%) Python
6 729 (10.33%) PHP
7 464 (6.57%) Java 8
8 438 (6.20%) TypeScript
9 333 (4.72%) T-SQL
10 224 (3.17%) ES6
11 200 (2.83%) Scala
12 169 (2.39%) C++
13 150 (2.12%) Ruby
14 144 (2.04%) R
15 129 (1.83%) Kotlin
16 124 (1.76%) VB.NET
17 122 (1.73%) C
18 94 (1.33%) Apex Code
19 87 (1.23%) Apple Swift
20 84 (1.19%) Go
Qualifications
1 741 (10.50%) Degree
2 299 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 80 (1.13%) Security Cleared
4 61 (0.86%) SC Cleared
5 33 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (0.44%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.21%) MCSD
8 12 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
9 11 (0.16%) AWS Certification
9 11 (0.16%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 10 (0.14%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.085%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.071%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.071%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.057%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (0.057%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.057%) SAP Certification
14 3 (0.042%) MCSA
14 3 (0.042%) PhD
15 2 (0.028%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (3.85%) QA
2 49 (0.69%) GDPR
3 26 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.17%) WCAG
6 5 (0.071%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.071%) PMO
7 4 (0.057%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.028%) RMADS
8 2 (0.028%) SEPA
9 1 (0.014%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 1 (0.014%) PSD2
9 1 (0.014%) SLA
9 1 (0.014%) WAI
System Software
1 774 (10.96%) Docker
2 32 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (0.31%) Firmware
4 14 (0.20%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.14%) HDFS
5 10 (0.14%) Varnish
6 6 (0.085%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.085%) vSphere
7 4 (0.057%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.028%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.028%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.028%) vCloud
9 1 (0.014%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.014%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.014%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.014%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.014%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.014%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.014%) XenApp
9 1 (0.014%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 417 (5.91%) Kubernetes
2 132 (1.87%) Terraform
3 81 (1.15%) Ansible
4 67 (0.95%) Puppet
5 42 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (0.34%) Mesos
7 16 (0.23%) Kibana
8 12 (0.17%) logstash
9 11 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (0.11%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.085%) Marathon
13 5 (0.071%) Ganglia
14 4 (0.057%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.042%) Control-M
15 3 (0.042%) Grafana
15 3 (0.042%) Nagios
16 2 (0.028%) BMC PATROL
16 2 (0.028%) MIIS
16 2 (0.028%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 817 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 344 (4.87%) Oracle
3 159 (2.25%) Google
4 136 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
5 102 (1.44%) SAP
6 88 (1.25%) Tableau
7 81 (1.15%) Xamarin
8 78 (1.10%) Zend
9 65 (0.92%) Sitecore
10 60 (0.85%) Adobe
11 55 (0.78%) Apple
12 46 (0.65%) Sage
13 37 (0.52%) IBM
14 26 (0.37%) TIBCO
15 24 (0.34%) hybris
15 24 (0.34%) Red Hat
16 22 (0.31%) RedGate
17 20 (0.28%) Demandware
17 20 (0.28%) Splunk
18 19 (0.27%) Facebook