Period
to 26 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 42 51
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 3,413 7,369 8,119
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.21% 5.43% 5.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.53% 5.68% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3,624 6,989 7,563
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 52,250 129,810 154,389
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.60% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 43,533 103,899 124,411
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 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 +6 3,068 £60,000 - 745
UK excluding London +7 1,956 £55,000 +4.76% 479
London +2 1,304 £75,000 - 325
Work from Home +3 648 £60,000 +4.35% 178
South East +8 625 £60,000 +4.35% 89
North of England 0 497 £55,000 +10.00% 166
North West +7 295 £55,000 +4.76% 106
South West +23 264 £52,500 +5.00% 53
Midlands -7 241 £52,500 +5.00% 79
Scotland +7 167 £55,000 +4.76% 45
Yorkshire -7 152 £47,500 -5.00% 48
West Midlands -11 144 £52,000 +4.00% 46
East Midlands +9 97 £55,000 +10.00% 33
East of England +32 85 £60,000 +4.35% 33
Wales +36 58 £50,000 +5.26% 9
North East +19 49 £50,000 +16.28% 12
Northern Ireland -6 19 £60,000 +20.00% 5

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1,471 (43.10%) JavaScript
2 1,442 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1,131 (33.14%) .NET
4 1,094 (32.05%) C#
5 960 (28.13%) SQL
6 905 (26.52%) CSS
7 882 (25.84%) HTML
8 836 (24.49%) Java
9 758 (22.21%) Azure
10 716 (20.98%) React
11 668 (19.57%) AngularJS
12 650 (19.04%) Microservices
13 641 (18.78%) DevOps
14 618 (18.11%) Finance
15 611 (17.90%) TDD
16 607 (17.78%) AWS
17 596 (17.46%) SQL Server
18 563 (16.50%) .NET Core
19 532 (15.59%) Python
19 532 (15.59%) Git (software)
20 521 (15.27%) Docker
21 511 (14.97%) MVC
22 447 (13.10%) TypeScript
23 437 (12.80%) Node.js
23 437 (12.80%) ASP.NET
24 435 (12.75%) Mentoring
25 434 (12.72%) Front End Development
26 401 (11.75%) Microsoft
27 376 (11.02%) Kubernetes
28 375 (10.99%) Software Engineering

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
1 128 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
2 109 (3.19%) CMS
3 79 (2.31%) Apache
4 76 (2.23%) Apache Spark
5 54 (1.58%) NServiceBus
5 54 (1.58%) SharePoint
6 52 (1.52%) WordPress
7 48 (1.41%) Confluence
8 38 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.53%) Joomla!
10 17 (0.50%) IIS
11 13 (0.38%) nginx
11 13 (0.38%) Umbraco
11 13 (0.38%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.35%) Drupal
13 11 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
13 11 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.21%) Tornado
15 5 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.15%) Luigi
Applications
1 12 (0.35%) Zeplin
2 11 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.088%) Sketch
7 2 (0.059%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.059%) Figma
7 2 (0.059%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.059%) Inkscape
7 2 (0.059%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.059%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.029%) GIMP
8 1 (0.029%) InVision
8 1 (0.029%) Maya
8 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 56 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (1.14%) Magento
3 29 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
4 13 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.32%) SAP HR
6 10 (0.29%) SAP PSCD
6 10 (0.29%) Shopify
7 6 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
7 6 (0.18%) R3 Corda
8 5 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
8 5 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.059%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.059%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (0.059%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.059%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.059%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.059%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.059%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.059%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 758 (22.21%) Azure
2 607 (17.78%) AWS
3 192 (5.63%) SaaS
4 154 (4.51%) GCP
5 123 (3.60%) Serverless
6 106 (3.11%) GitHub
7 81 (2.37%) Power Platform
8 62 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
9 60 (1.76%) PaaS
10 47 (1.38%) npm
11 42 (1.23%) IaaS
12 40 (1.17%) Stackdriver
13 35 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
14 30 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
15 23 (0.67%) Amazon S3
15 23 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
16 21 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
16 21 (0.62%) Office 365
17 19 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
18 17 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 87 (2.55%) HTTP
2 46 (1.35%) Skype
3 35 (1.03%) Internet
4 12 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.29%) WEP
6 8 (0.23%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.18%) Network Security
8 5 (0.15%) Broadband
8 5 (0.15%) SSL
9 4 (0.12%) SMTP
9 4 (0.12%) SNMP
10 3 (0.088%) VPN
11 2 (0.059%) AMQP
11 2 (0.059%) Intranet
11 2 (0.059%) SSH
12 1 (0.029%) RTP
12 1 (0.029%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 596 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 299 (8.76%) MySQL
3 256 (7.50%) NoSQL
4 217 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
5 204 (5.98%) MongoDB
6 157 (4.60%) Relational Database
7 112 (3.28%) Big Data
8 105 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 90 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 87 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
11 70 (2.05%) Redis
12 65 (1.90%) Power BI
13 60 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
14 47 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 42 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
16 40 (1.17%) Hadoop
17 35 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 29 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
19 28 (0.82%) Data Lake
20 18 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 532 (15.59%) Git (software)
2 135 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 128 (3.75%) JIRA
4 112 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 87 (2.55%) webpack
6 77 (2.26%) JUnit
7 74 (2.17%) Maven
8 67 (1.96%) Selenium
9 63 (1.85%) Gradle
10 45 (1.32%) NUnit
10 45 (1.32%) Visual Studio
11 39 (1.14%) Bitbucket
11 39 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
12 38 (1.11%) Grunt
13 34 (1.00%) TeamCity
14 31 (0.91%) gulp
15 29 (0.85%) Babel
16 28 (0.82%) Cypress.io
16 28 (0.82%) Jasmine
17 27 (0.79%) PHPUnit
General
1 618 (18.11%) Finance
2 137 (4.01%) Public Sector
3 105 (3.08%) Banking
4 103 (3.02%) Marketing
5 74 (2.17%) Games
5 74 (2.17%) Retail
6 67 (1.96%) Front Office
7 52 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 49 (1.44%) Law
9 35 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 32 (0.94%) Electronics
10 32 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 31 (0.91%) Advertising
12 27 (0.79%) Legal
13 18 (0.53%) Back Office
14 17 (0.50%) Automotive
15 15 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.35%) Publishing
17 9 (0.26%) Local Government
18 6 (0.18%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,131 (33.14%) .NET
2 905 (26.52%) CSS
3 882 (25.84%) HTML
4 716 (20.98%) React
5 668 (19.57%) AngularJS
6 563 (16.50%) .NET Core
7 437 (12.80%) ASP.NET
7 437 (12.80%) Node.js
8 374 (10.96%) Spring
9 356 (10.43%) REST
10 354 (10.37%) Vue.js
11 321 (9.41%) jQuery
12 296 (8.67%) .NET Framework
13 294 (8.61%) RESTful
14 288 (8.44%) Web Services
15 287 (8.41%) HTML5
16 274 (8.03%) ASP.NET Web API
17 224 (6.56%) Redux
18 211 (6.18%) ASP.NET MVC
19 206 (6.04%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 281 (8.23%) Greenfield Project
2 229 (6.71%) User Experience
3 154 (4.51%) Mobile App
4 121 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
6 52 (1.52%) Derivative
7 49 (1.44%) Fixed Income
8 46 (1.35%) Algorithms
9 41 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 39 (1.14%) Virtual Team
11 38 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 35 (1.03%) Data Structures
13 34 (1.00%) Equities
14 30 (0.88%) N-Tier
15 23 (0.67%) Blog
15 23 (0.67%) Hedge funds
16 22 (0.64%) Cloud Native
16 22 (0.64%) Market Risk
17 18 (0.53%) Social Media
18 17 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 224 (6.56%) Linux
2 141 (4.13%) Android
3 107 (3.14%) Apple iOS
4 91 (2.67%) Windows
5 59 (1.73%) Unix
6 18 (0.53%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.21%) CentOS
7 7 (0.21%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.12%) Debian
11 3 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.059%) AIX
12 2 (0.059%) Android TV
12 2 (0.059%) tvOS
13 1 (0.029%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.029%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.029%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,442 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 650 (19.04%) Microservices
3 641 (18.78%) DevOps
4 611 (17.90%) TDD
5 511 (14.97%) MVC
6 435 (12.75%) Mentoring
7 434 (12.72%) Front End Development
8 375 (10.99%) Software Engineering
9 368 (10.78%) Scrum
10 290 (8.50%) Fintech
11 272 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
11 272 (7.97%) Web Development
12 256 (7.50%) OO
13 240 (7.03%) Unit Testing
14 232 (6.80%) SOLID
15 222 (6.50%) BDD
16 221 (6.48%) OOP
16 221 (6.48%) Test Automation
17 220 (6.45%) SDLC
18 191 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1,471 (43.10%) JavaScript
2 1,094 (32.05%) C#
3 960 (28.13%) SQL
4 836 (24.49%) Java
5 532 (15.59%) Python
6 447 (13.10%) TypeScript
7 337 (9.87%) PHP
8 172 (5.04%) T-SQL
9 142 (4.16%) Kotlin
10 131 (3.84%) C++
11 116 (3.40%) Java 8
12 79 (2.31%) ES6
13 78 (2.29%) Scala
14 62 (1.82%) Ruby
15 61 (1.79%) Go
16 58 (1.70%) C
17 53 (1.55%) PL/SQL
18 46 (1.35%) PowerShell
19 41 (1.20%) VB.NET
20 33 (0.97%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 236 (6.91%) Degree
2 95 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 94 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 82 (2.40%) SC Cleared
5 23 (0.67%) PhD
6 21 (0.62%) Master's Degree
7 14 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.26%) Postgraduate
9 6 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.12%) HND
11 3 (0.088%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.088%) MCPD
11 3 (0.088%) MCSD
12 1 (0.029%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.029%) HNC
12 1 (0.029%) MOS
12 1 (0.029%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (3.78%) QA
2 9 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
2 9 (0.26%) EMIR
2 9 (0.26%) ISO 9001
2 9 (0.26%) MiFID
3 8 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.21%) ISO 13485
5 6 (0.18%) NIST
6 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.12%) GDPR
8 3 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.088%) WCAG
9 2 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.059%) PMO
9 2 (0.059%) PSD2
9 2 (0.059%) SLA
10 1 (0.029%) HL7
10 1 (0.029%) IFRS
10 1 (0.029%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 521 (15.27%) Docker
2 12 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.26%) HDFS
4 8 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.12%) LXC
5 4 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.088%) Ceph
6 3 (0.088%) Squid
6 3 (0.088%) Xen
7 2 (0.059%) Postfix
8 1 (0.029%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 376 (11.02%) Kubernetes
2 132 (3.87%) Terraform
3 47 (1.38%) Grafana
4 42 (1.23%) Ansible
5 23 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.47%) Puppet
7 10 (0.29%) MIIS
8 8 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.12%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.12%) Rancher
11 3 (0.088%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.088%) Proxmox
12 2 (0.059%) Kibana
12 2 (0.059%) logstash
12 2 (0.059%) Marathon
12 2 (0.059%) Mesos
12 2 (0.059%) Sysdig
13 1 (0.029%) Capistrano
13 1 (0.029%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 401 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 167 (4.89%) Google
3 111 (3.25%) Oracle
4 63 (1.85%) Splunk
5 53 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
6 46 (1.35%) ServiceNow
7 41 (1.20%) SAP
8 38 (1.11%) Zend
9 34 (1.00%) Xamarin
10 25 (0.73%) Apple
11 21 (0.62%) Adobe
11 21 (0.62%) IBM
11 21 (0.62%) Nintex
12 19 (0.56%) Databricks
13 17 (0.50%) Intel
13 17 (0.50%) Sony
14 14 (0.41%) VMware
15 11 (0.32%) MuleSoft
15 11 (0.32%) Sitecore
16 10 (0.29%) Solace