Period
to 24 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 50 49
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2,824 6,991 8,478
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.76% 4.96% 5.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.08% 5.18% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,897 6,519 7,767
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £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 46,483 134,936 159,891
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 95.76% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37,996 107,467 128,842
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +11 2,572 £60,000 - 749
UK excluding London +8 1,612 £55,000 +4.76% 523
London +4 1,122 £72,500 -3.33% 268
South East +12 498 £60,000 +4.35% 97
North of England +16 492 £52,500 +5.00% 191
Work from Home +5 424 £57,500 +4.55% 138
North West +13 304 £55,000 +4.76% 113
Midlands -2 200 £50,000 - 87
South West +14 167 £51,796 +3.59% 62
Yorkshire +20 152 £46,000 -8.00% 53
Scotland +14 120 £55,000 +6.80% 30
West Midlands +8 120 £50,000 - 54
East Midlands +4 80 £55,000 +4.76% 33
East of England +22 58 £60,000 +4.35% 40
Wales +42 55 £50,000 +11.11% 13
North East +14 35 £52,500 +16.67% 25
Northern Ireland -3 22 £60,000 +14.29% 3

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 1,237 (43.80%) JavaScript
2 1,220 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
3 925 (32.75%) .NET
4 857 (30.35%) C#
5 787 (27.87%) SQL
6 768 (27.20%) HTML
7 765 (27.09%) CSS
8 670 (23.73%) Java
9 619 (21.92%) Azure
10 604 (21.39%) React
11 597 (21.14%) AngularJS
12 559 (19.79%) SQL Server
13 528 (18.70%) DevOps
14 512 (18.13%) Git (software)
15 499 (17.67%) MVC
16 488 (17.28%) Finance
17 481 (17.03%) TDD
18 480 (17.00%) Microservices
19 471 (16.68%) AWS
20 433 (15.33%) ASP.NET
21 423 (14.98%) Docker
22 415 (14.70%) Python
23 413 (14.62%) .NET Core
24 356 (12.61%) Mentoring
25 354 (12.54%) Front End Development
26 353 (12.50%) Microsoft
27 334 (11.83%) PHP
28 325 (11.51%) Software Engineering
28 325 (11.51%) Node.js
28 325 (11.51%) 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
1 102 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
2 80 (2.83%) CMS
3 71 (2.51%) Apache
4 66 (2.34%) Apache Spark
5 45 (1.59%) Confluence
5 45 (1.59%) WordPress
6 37 (1.31%) NServiceBus
7 35 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 26 (0.92%) SharePoint
9 22 (0.78%) Umbraco
10 15 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.50%) IIS
12 11 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
13 10 (0.35%) nginx
14 9 (0.32%) Drupal
14 9 (0.32%) Joomla!
15 6 (0.21%) Luigi
16 5 (0.18%) Headless CMS
16 5 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.42%) Sketch
3 9 (0.32%) Zeplin
4 7 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.071%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.071%) Inkscape
7 2 (0.071%) Mingle
7 2 (0.071%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.035%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (1.52%) Magento
2 32 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.78%) Shopify
4 18 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
5 11 (0.39%) SAP HR
5 11 (0.39%) SAP PSCD
6 9 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
7 7 (0.25%) R3 Corda
8 5 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
10 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.071%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.071%) Social Studio
12 1 (0.035%) Elite 3E
12 1 (0.035%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 619 (21.92%) Azure
2 471 (16.68%) AWS
3 186 (6.59%) SaaS
4 128 (4.53%) GCP
5 106 (3.75%) GitHub
6 96 (3.40%) Power Platform
7 92 (3.26%) Serverless
8 40 (1.42%) npm
8 40 (1.42%) PaaS
9 39 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
10 37 (1.31%) Stackdriver
11 34 (1.20%) IaaS
12 31 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
13 30 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
14 25 (0.89%) Office 365
15 24 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (0.60%) OpenShift
17 16 (0.57%) Amazon ECS
17 16 (0.57%) Amazon S3
18 11 (0.39%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.09%) HTTP
2 37 (1.31%) Internet
3 31 (1.10%) Skype
4 11 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.21%) Bluetooth
5 6 (0.21%) Broadband
5 6 (0.21%) Network Security
6 5 (0.18%) AMQP
6 5 (0.18%) SSH
6 5 (0.18%) WEP
7 4 (0.14%) Intranet
7 4 (0.14%) LAN
7 4 (0.14%) WAN
8 3 (0.11%) SSL
8 3 (0.11%) VPN
9 2 (0.071%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.071%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.071%) SMTP
9 2 (0.071%) SNMP
10 1 (0.035%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 559 (19.79%) SQL Server
2 239 (8.46%) MySQL
3 213 (7.54%) NoSQL
4 178 (6.30%) MongoDB
5 135 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
6 122 (4.32%) Relational Database
7 114 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 95 (3.36%) Big Data
9 82 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
10 80 (2.83%) Power BI
11 79 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 55 (1.95%) Redis
13 53 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 50 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
15 48 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
16 34 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
17 32 (1.13%) Hadoop
18 24 (0.85%) RDBMS
19 22 (0.78%) InterSystems Cache
20 20 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 512 (18.13%) Git (software)
2 136 (4.82%) Jenkins
3 106 (3.75%) JIRA
4 98 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 73 (2.58%) webpack
6 71 (2.51%) Selenium
7 55 (1.95%) Gradle
8 54 (1.91%) Maven
9 51 (1.81%) JUnit
10 44 (1.56%) Bitbucket
11 41 (1.45%) TeamCity
12 37 (1.31%) Grunt
12 37 (1.31%) Visual Studio
13 31 (1.10%) Babel
14 29 (1.03%) gulp
15 28 (0.99%) NUnit
16 26 (0.92%) Cypress.io
16 26 (0.92%) Jasmine
17 24 (0.85%) Subversion
18 22 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 488 (17.28%) Finance
2 100 (3.54%) Banking
3 98 (3.47%) Public Sector
4 86 (3.05%) Marketing
5 63 (2.23%) Retail
6 59 (2.09%) Front Office
7 57 (2.02%) Law
8 46 (1.63%) Games
9 41 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 41 (1.45%) Legal
10 35 (1.24%) Manufacturing
11 26 (0.92%) Advertising
12 25 (0.89%) Telecoms
13 22 (0.78%) Electronics
14 15 (0.53%) Back Office
14 15 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.39%) Automotive
16 6 (0.21%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.21%) Billing
16 6 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 925 (32.75%) .NET
2 768 (27.20%) HTML
3 765 (27.09%) CSS
4 604 (21.39%) React
5 597 (21.14%) AngularJS
6 433 (15.33%) ASP.NET
7 413 (14.62%) .NET Core
8 325 (11.51%) Node.js
8 325 (11.51%) REST
9 322 (11.40%) jQuery
10 304 (10.76%) Spring
11 259 (9.17%) Vue.js
12 254 (8.99%) HTML5
13 247 (8.75%) Web Services
14 238 (8.43%) ASP.NET Web API
15 228 (8.07%) .NET Framework
16 224 (7.93%) RESTful
17 213 (7.54%) ASP.NET MVC
18 172 (6.09%) Laravel
19 170 (6.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 242 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
2 174 (6.16%) User Experience
3 122 (4.32%) Mobile App
4 110 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (1.91%) Derivative
7 44 (1.56%) Fixed Income
8 38 (1.35%) Algorithms
9 37 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 24 (0.85%) Cloud Native
11 24 (0.85%) Hedge funds
11 24 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 22 (0.78%) Equities
13 20 (0.71%) Data Structures
14 18 (0.64%) Market Risk
15 16 (0.57%) Social Media
16 14 (0.50%) NHS
17 12 (0.42%) Blog
18 11 (0.39%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 215 (7.61%) Linux
2 118 (4.18%) Android
3 99 (3.51%) Apple iOS
4 66 (2.34%) Windows
5 62 (2.20%) Unix
6 14 (0.50%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.14%) CentOS
10 4 (0.14%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.11%) AIX
11 3 (0.11%) Debian
12 2 (0.071%) Android TV
12 2 (0.071%) Solaris
12 2 (0.071%) tvOS
12 2 (0.071%) VMS
13 1 (0.035%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.035%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.035%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,220 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
2 528 (18.70%) DevOps
3 499 (17.67%) MVC
4 481 (17.03%) TDD
5 480 (17.00%) Microservices
6 356 (12.61%) Mentoring
7 354 (12.54%) Front End Development
8 325 (11.51%) Software Engineering
9 299 (10.59%) Scrum
10 275 (9.74%) Web Development
11 228 (8.07%) OO
12 219 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
13 208 (7.37%) BDD
14 202 (7.15%) Fintech
15 193 (6.83%) OOP
16 185 (6.55%) SDLC
17 179 (6.34%) Unit Testing
18 176 (6.23%) Test Automation
19 169 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
20 157 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,237 (43.80%) JavaScript
2 857 (30.35%) C#
3 787 (27.87%) SQL
4 670 (23.73%) Java
5 415 (14.70%) Python
6 334 (11.83%) PHP
7 288 (10.20%) TypeScript
8 152 (5.38%) T-SQL
9 98 (3.47%) Java 8
10 97 (3.43%) C++
11 95 (3.36%) Kotlin
12 68 (2.41%) ES6
13 64 (2.27%) Ruby
13 64 (2.27%) Scala
14 50 (1.77%) VB.NET
15 47 (1.66%) PL/SQL
16 40 (1.42%) Go
17 39 (1.38%) Apple Swift
18 35 (1.24%) C
19 31 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 195 (6.91%) Degree
2 91 (3.22%) Security Cleared
3 83 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 75 (2.66%) SC Cleared
5 19 (0.67%) Master's Degree
6 12 (0.42%) PhD
7 9 (0.32%) Postgraduate
8 8 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.14%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.14%) HND
11 3 (0.11%) MCPD
11 3 (0.11%) MCSD
12 1 (0.035%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.035%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.035%) MOS
12 1 (0.035%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.36%) QA
2 7 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.21%) NIST
4 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.14%) EMIR
5 4 (0.14%) MiFID
6 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.071%) GDPR
7 2 (0.071%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.071%) PSD2
7 2 (0.071%) SLA
8 1 (0.035%) HL7
8 1 (0.035%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.035%) WCAG
System Software
1 423 (14.98%) Docker
2 12 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.28%) Squid
4 7 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.21%) HDFS
5 6 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.14%) LXC
8 2 (0.071%) Postfix
8 2 (0.071%) vSphere
9 1 (0.035%) Ceph
9 1 (0.035%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.035%) GPFS
9 1 (0.035%) Lustre
9 1 (0.035%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.035%) Xen
Systems Management
1 291 (10.30%) Kubernetes
2 107 (3.79%) Terraform
3 46 (1.63%) Ansible
4 38 (1.35%) Grafana
5 16 (0.57%) Puppet
6 7 (0.25%) MIIS
6 7 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.11%) Kibana
8 3 (0.11%) logstash
8 3 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.11%) vRealize
9 2 (0.071%) Marathon
9 2 (0.071%) Mesos
9 2 (0.071%) Rancher
10 1 (0.035%) Control-M
10 1 (0.035%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.035%) Istio
10 1 (0.035%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 353 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 125 (4.43%) Google
3 118 (4.18%) Oracle
4 55 (1.95%) Zend
5 50 (1.77%) Splunk
6 46 (1.63%) ServiceNow
7 34 (1.20%) SAP
8 33 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
9 32 (1.13%) Xamarin
10 27 (0.96%) Tableau
11 16 (0.57%) Apple
11 16 (0.57%) Atlassian
11 16 (0.57%) IBM
12 14 (0.50%) Databricks
12 14 (0.50%) Sony
13 13 (0.46%) Adobe
14 12 (0.42%) Sitecore
15 10 (0.35%) Bloomberg
15 10 (0.35%) VMware
16 9 (0.32%) BT