Period
to 27 February 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 40 51
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4,534 6,896 7,597
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.11% 5.61% 5.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.50% 5.88% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4,893 6,500 7,199
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 69,711 117,373 145,049
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 95.47% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 55,817 95,129 117,577
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,986 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 27 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Top 18 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 27 February 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 +4 4,084 £60,000 -3.28% 984
UK excluding London +6 2,554 £55,000 +4.76% 654
London -1 1,758 £75,000 - 401
Work from Home +4 998 £60,000 - 241
South East +6 752 £60,000 +4.35% 154
North of England -3 606 £52,500 +5.00% 219
South West +28 436 £52,000 +4.00% 72
Midlands -1 357 £52,500 +1.94% 93
North West -1 333 £55,000 +4.76% 133
Scotland +10 214 £55,000 +4.76% 45
West Midlands -8 205 £52,500 - 59
Yorkshire -5 202 £50,000 - 65
East Midlands -5 151 £55,000 +10.00% 34
East of England +4 107 £60,000 +4.35% 43
North East +36 71 £50,000 +19.05% 21
Wales +18 67 £50,000 - 22
Northern Ireland -19 14 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Isle of Man - 2 £42,500 -

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2,039 (44.97%) JavaScript
2 1,913 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
3 1,566 (34.54%) C#
4 1,544 (34.05%) .NET
5 1,266 (27.92%) CSS
6 1,263 (27.86%) HTML
7 1,254 (27.66%) SQL
8 1,125 (24.81%) Java
9 1,084 (23.91%) Azure
10 954 (21.04%) React
11 886 (19.54%) AWS
12 884 (19.50%) AngularJS
13 859 (18.95%) TDD
13 859 (18.95%) Microservices
14 857 (18.90%) DevOps
15 792 (17.47%) .NET Core
16 788 (17.38%) Finance
17 761 (16.78%) MVC
17 761 (16.78%) SQL Server
18 742 (16.37%) Docker
19 656 (14.47%) Git (software)
20 617 (13.61%) TypeScript
21 602 (13.28%) Node.js
22 599 (13.21%) ASP.NET
23 595 (13.12%) Front End Development
24 577 (12.73%) Python
25 571 (12.59%) Software Engineering
26 570 (12.57%) Mentoring
27 491 (10.83%) Kubernetes
28 485 (10.70%) Spring

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
1 175 (3.86%) CMS
2 133 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
3 99 (2.18%) SharePoint
4 97 (2.14%) WordPress
5 78 (1.72%) Confluence
6 54 (1.19%) Apache
7 52 (1.15%) IIS
8 41 (0.90%) Apache Spark
8 41 (0.90%) Umbraco
9 40 (0.88%) EPiServer
10 39 (0.86%) NServiceBus
10 39 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
11 27 (0.60%) Kentico
12 25 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 24 (0.53%) Drupal
14 18 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (0.35%) Joomla!
16 14 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
16 14 (0.31%) nginx
17 13 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 25 (0.55%) Photoshop
2 17 (0.37%) Zeplin
3 12 (0.26%) Figma
3 12 (0.26%) Sketch
4 11 (0.24%) Adobe XD
5 8 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.088%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.022%) GIMP
10 1 (0.022%) InVision
10 1 (0.022%) Maya
10 1 (0.022%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.022%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 88 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (1.01%) Magento
3 34 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
4 19 (0.42%) nopCommerce
5 14 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.13%) FINCAD Analytics
7 6 (0.13%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.11%) Shopify
9 4 (0.088%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.066%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.066%) SAP PSCD
11 2 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.044%) Elite 3E
11 2 (0.044%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 2 (0.044%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.044%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.044%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.044%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.044%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,084 (23.91%) Azure
2 886 (19.54%) AWS
3 299 (6.59%) SaaS
4 187 (4.12%) Serverless
5 178 (3.93%) GCP
6 100 (2.21%) PaaS
7 87 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
8 80 (1.76%) GitHub
9 65 (1.43%) Power Platform
10 56 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 49 (1.08%) npm
12 48 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
12 48 (1.06%) Amazon S3
13 44 (0.97%) Azure Functions
14 36 (0.79%) IaaS
15 29 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
16 26 (0.57%) OpenShift
17 25 (0.55%) Amazon ECS
17 25 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
18 24 (0.53%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 108 (2.38%) HTTP
2 45 (0.99%) Skype
3 34 (0.75%) Internet
4 25 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 18 (0.40%) SSL
6 12 (0.26%) Bluetooth
7 8 (0.18%) WEP
8 7 (0.15%) Broadband
9 6 (0.13%) Firewall
10 5 (0.11%) FTP
10 5 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.11%) SMTP
11 4 (0.088%) Intranet
11 4 (0.088%) SNMP
12 2 (0.044%) DHCP
12 2 (0.044%) DNS
12 2 (0.044%) LAN
12 2 (0.044%) VoIP
12 2 (0.044%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 761 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 441 (9.73%) MySQL
3 301 (6.64%) NoSQL
4 283 (6.24%) PostgreSQL
5 235 (5.18%) MongoDB
6 192 (4.23%) Relational Database
7 106 (2.34%) Big Data
8 93 (2.05%) Redis
9 87 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 86 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 78 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
12 59 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
13 55 (1.21%) Power BI
14 45 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 42 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
15 42 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 36 (0.79%) Hadoop
17 28 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
17 28 (0.62%) Oracle Database
18 27 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 656 (14.47%) Git (software)
2 176 (3.88%) Jenkins
3 166 (3.66%) JIRA
4 159 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 106 (2.34%) webpack
6 97 (2.14%) Maven
7 89 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
8 84 (1.85%) JUnit
9 83 (1.83%) Visual Studio
10 68 (1.50%) Gradle
10 68 (1.50%) Selenium
11 65 (1.43%) gulp
12 64 (1.41%) Grunt
13 58 (1.28%) NUnit
14 49 (1.08%) TeamCity
15 42 (0.93%) Bitbucket
16 39 (0.86%) Jasmine
17 38 (0.84%) Cypress.io
18 35 (0.77%) Subversion
19 31 (0.68%) Cucumber
General
1 788 (17.38%) Finance
2 205 (4.52%) Marketing
3 168 (3.71%) Public Sector
4 155 (3.42%) Banking
5 154 (3.40%) Games
6 122 (2.69%) Retail
7 99 (2.18%) Manufacturing
8 92 (2.03%) Telecoms
9 89 (1.96%) Front Office
10 77 (1.70%) Electronics
11 48 (1.06%) Advertising
12 45 (0.99%) Investment Banking
13 41 (0.90%) Automotive
14 30 (0.66%) Law
14 30 (0.66%) Legal
15 28 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 26 (0.57%) Publishing
17 21 (0.46%) Back Office
18 15 (0.33%) Local Government
18 15 (0.33%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,544 (34.05%) .NET
2 1,266 (27.92%) CSS
3 1,263 (27.86%) HTML
4 954 (21.04%) React
5 884 (19.50%) AngularJS
6 792 (17.47%) .NET Core
7 602 (13.28%) Node.js
8 599 (13.21%) ASP.NET
9 485 (10.70%) Spring
10 454 (10.01%) Vue.js
11 453 (9.99%) REST
12 446 (9.84%) Web Services
13 440 (9.70%) .NET Framework
13 440 (9.70%) RESTful
14 384 (8.47%) jQuery
15 382 (8.43%) HTML5
16 370 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
17 307 (6.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 291 (6.42%) Entity Framework
19 268 (5.91%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 356 (7.85%) User Experience
2 340 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
3 233 (5.14%) Mobile App
4 197 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (1.70%) Algorithms
5 77 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
6 76 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 66 (1.46%) Derivative
7 66 (1.46%) Virtual Team
8 62 (1.37%) N-Tier
9 60 (1.32%) Equities
10 57 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 52 (1.15%) Data Structures
12 48 (1.06%) Fixed Income
13 47 (1.04%) Reinsurance
14 45 (0.99%) Blog
15 42 (0.93%) Hedge funds
16 37 (0.82%) NHS
17 33 (0.73%) Cloud Native
18 28 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 284 (6.26%) Linux
2 191 (4.21%) Android
3 164 (3.62%) Apple iOS
4 144 (3.18%) Windows
5 57 (1.26%) Unix
6 38 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 31 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 14 (0.31%) CentOS
9 10 (0.22%) Debian
10 7 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.044%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.044%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.022%) OpenWrt
13 1 (0.022%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,913 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 859 (18.95%) Microservices
2 859 (18.95%) TDD
3 857 (18.90%) DevOps
4 761 (16.78%) MVC
5 595 (13.12%) Front End Development
6 571 (12.59%) Software Engineering
7 570 (12.57%) Mentoring
8 470 (10.37%) Scrum
9 443 (9.77%) Fintech
10 404 (8.91%) OO
11 367 (8.09%) Test Automation
12 338 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
13 336 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
14 329 (7.26%) Web Development
15 319 (7.04%) SOLID
16 296 (6.53%) Unit Testing
17 295 (6.51%) SDLC
18 294 (6.48%) BDD
19 282 (6.22%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2,039 (44.97%) JavaScript
2 1,566 (34.54%) C#
3 1,254 (27.66%) SQL
4 1,125 (24.81%) Java
5 617 (13.61%) TypeScript
6 577 (12.73%) Python
7 469 (10.34%) PHP
8 245 (5.40%) T-SQL
9 165 (3.64%) C++
10 157 (3.46%) Kotlin
11 145 (3.20%) Java 8
12 141 (3.11%) ES6
13 114 (2.51%) Go
14 97 (2.14%) Ruby
15 91 (2.01%) Scala
16 83 (1.83%) PowerShell
17 69 (1.52%) C
18 61 (1.35%) Apple Swift
19 36 (0.79%) PL/SQL
20 33 (0.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 370 (8.16%) Degree
2 126 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 86 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 71 (1.57%) SC Cleared
5 35 (0.77%) Master's Degree
6 24 (0.53%) PhD
7 14 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.20%) HNC
9 6 (0.13%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.11%) MCSD
11 3 (0.066%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.066%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.066%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.044%) HND
13 1 (0.022%) ISEB
13 1 (0.022%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.022%) MCP
13 1 (0.022%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.022%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (4.32%) QA
2 14 (0.31%) WAI
3 9 (0.20%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.20%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.20%) MiFID
4 8 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (0.18%) EMIR
4 8 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.15%) GDPR
6 6 (0.13%) ISO 13485
6 6 (0.13%) SLA
6 6 (0.13%) WCAG
7 4 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.044%) PMO
8 2 (0.044%) PSD2
9 1 (0.022%) IFRS
9 1 (0.022%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 742 (16.37%) Docker
2 11 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.22%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.11%) HDFS
5 2 (0.044%) Ceph
5 2 (0.044%) KVM
5 2 (0.044%) Xen
6 1 (0.022%) LXC
6 1 (0.022%) Samba
6 1 (0.022%) Squid
6 1 (0.022%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 491 (10.83%) Kubernetes
2 168 (3.71%) Terraform
3 67 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (1.19%) Ansible
5 27 (0.60%) Grafana
6 26 (0.57%) Puppet
7 15 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (0.24%) Prometheus
10 9 (0.20%) MIIS
11 6 (0.13%) Rancher
12 5 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
12 5 (0.11%) Marathon
12 5 (0.11%) Mesos
13 4 (0.088%) FlexNet
14 2 (0.044%) Kibana
14 2 (0.044%) Packer
14 2 (0.044%) Proxmox
14 2 (0.044%) Sysdig
14 2 (0.044%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 444 (9.79%) Microsoft
2 179 (3.95%) Google
3 155 (3.42%) Oracle
4 100 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
5 92 (2.03%) SAP
6 59 (1.30%) Nintex
7 57 (1.26%) Zend
8 51 (1.12%) Adobe
9 49 (1.08%) Apple
10 43 (0.95%) Sitecore
11 42 (0.93%) Xamarin
12 31 (0.68%) Splunk
13 27 (0.60%) Facebook
14 23 (0.51%) ServiceNow
15 21 (0.46%) Twitter
16 20 (0.44%) Telerik
17 18 (0.40%) Solace
18 16 (0.35%) IBM
19 14 (0.31%) Intel
20 13 (0.29%) Atlassian