Period
to 4 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 July 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 58 53
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4,221 6,965 8,903
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.35% 4.74% 5.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.63% 4.95% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3,960 6,492 8,170
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £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 75,040 140,792 170,979
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.89% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 60,375 112,378 138,885
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +15 3,887 £60,000 - 476
UK excluding London +10 2,277 £55,000 +4.76% 321
London +11 1,844 £75,000 +3.45% 192
South East +5 725 £60,000 +4.35% 59
North of England +15 648 £50,000 - 107
Work from Home +7 405 £57,500 - 82
North West +11 402 £52,500 +5.00% 64
Midlands +15 270 £50,000 - 58
South West +21 249 £52,500 +5.00% 31
Yorkshire +24 222 £48,500 +2.11% 32
Scotland +20 163 £52,500 +5.00% 28
West Midlands +17 149 £50,000 +1.52% 43
East of England -2 136 £57,500 +4.55% 28
East Midlands +7 121 £50,000 -4.31% 15
Wales +18 60 £48,250 +7.22% 7
Northern Ireland +16 28 £52,500 +11.70% 5
North East +6 25 £45,000 -4.26% 11

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 1,975 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1,882 (44.59%) JavaScript
3 1,387 (32.86%) .NET
4 1,311 (31.06%) C#
5 1,228 (29.09%) Java
6 1,143 (27.08%) HTML
7 1,141 (27.03%) CSS
8 1,112 (26.34%) SQL
9 1,056 (25.02%) AngularJS
10 880 (20.85%) React
11 876 (20.75%) Azure
12 867 (20.54%) TDD
13 766 (18.15%) MVC
14 756 (17.91%) SQL Server
15 744 (17.63%) Finance
16 737 (17.46%) Git (software)
17 716 (16.96%) AWS
18 698 (16.54%) Microservices
19 633 (15.00%) Docker
20 628 (14.88%) DevOps
21 621 (14.71%) ASP.NET
22 574 (13.60%) .NET Core
23 573 (13.57%) Front End Development
24 541 (12.82%) Node.js
25 537 (12.72%) Spring
26 518 (12.27%) Mentoring
27 495 (11.73%) Scrum
28 493 (11.68%) REST
29 484 (11.47%) jQuery
30 482 (11.42%) 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
1 103 (2.44%) CMS
2 72 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
3 69 (1.63%) Apache
4 66 (1.56%) Apache Spark
4 66 (1.56%) Confluence
4 66 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 47 (1.11%) Umbraco
6 43 (1.02%) IIS
6 43 (1.02%) WordPress
7 35 (0.83%) SharePoint
8 27 (0.64%) WebSphere
9 25 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 21 (0.50%) nginx
11 15 (0.36%) Drupal
12 12 (0.28%) SAS
13 11 (0.26%) Jupyter
14 10 (0.24%) EPiServer
15 9 (0.21%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
16 8 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 43 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (0.83%) Sketch
3 27 (0.64%) Zeplin
4 18 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.26%) InVision
6 9 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 7 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (0.14%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.047%) Mingle
9 2 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.024%) Figma
10 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.024%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 41 (0.97%) Magento
2 37 (0.88%) Shopify
3 26 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
4 10 (0.24%) SAP HR
4 10 (0.24%) SAP PSCD
5 9 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
7 6 (0.14%) R3 Corda
8 5 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.071%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.071%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.071%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.071%) SAP EHS
10 2 (0.047%) Raiser's Edge
10 2 (0.047%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.047%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.047%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 876 (20.75%) Azure
2 716 (16.96%) AWS
3 270 (6.40%) SaaS
4 157 (3.72%) Serverless
5 131 (3.10%) GCP
6 119 (2.82%) Power Platform
7 89 (2.11%) GitHub
8 83 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
9 65 (1.54%) npm
10 57 (1.35%) PaaS
11 54 (1.28%) Amazon S3
12 52 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
13 33 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
14 31 (0.73%) IaaS
15 29 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
16 28 (0.66%) OpenShift
17 26 (0.62%) Office 365
18 17 (0.40%) Google Play
19 16 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
19 16 (0.38%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 60 (1.42%) HTTP
2 59 (1.40%) Internet
3 19 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.21%) Bluetooth
4 9 (0.21%) FTP
5 8 (0.19%) DNS
5 8 (0.19%) Skype
5 8 (0.19%) VoIP
6 7 (0.17%) LAN
6 7 (0.17%) WAN
7 6 (0.14%) Firewall
7 6 (0.14%) Intranet
7 6 (0.14%) RFID
8 5 (0.12%) Network Security
8 5 (0.12%) SNMP
9 4 (0.095%) Broadband
9 4 (0.095%) InfiniBand
9 4 (0.095%) SMS
9 4 (0.095%) SSH
9 4 (0.095%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 756 (17.91%) SQL Server
2 313 (7.42%) MySQL
3 284 (6.73%) NoSQL
4 197 (4.67%) MongoDB
5 181 (4.29%) Relational Database
6 149 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
7 132 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 108 (2.56%) Power BI
9 105 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 102 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
11 94 (2.23%) Big Data
12 76 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
13 69 (1.63%) Redis
14 65 (1.54%) Hadoop
15 64 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 56 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
17 50 (1.18%) RDBMS
18 38 (0.90%) Oracle Database
19 34 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
20 31 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 737 (17.46%) Git (software)
2 284 (6.73%) Jenkins
3 170 (4.03%) JIRA
4 134 (3.17%) webpack
5 124 (2.94%) Maven
6 112 (2.65%) Visual Studio
7 103 (2.44%) Selenium
8 84 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 81 (1.92%) gulp
10 66 (1.56%) JUnit
11 63 (1.49%) Grunt
12 61 (1.45%) Gradle
12 61 (1.45%) Jasmine
13 60 (1.42%) TeamCity
14 59 (1.40%) Bitbucket
14 59 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
15 45 (1.07%) Babel
16 44 (1.04%) Subversion
17 42 (1.00%) Cucumber
18 40 (0.95%) NUnit
General
1 744 (17.63%) Finance
2 191 (4.52%) Banking
3 169 (4.00%) Retail
4 122 (2.89%) Marketing
5 115 (2.72%) Games
6 92 (2.18%) Front Office
7 85 (2.01%) Public Sector
8 76 (1.80%) Law
9 58 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 54 (1.28%) Financial Institution
11 48 (1.14%) Legal
12 46 (1.09%) Telecoms
13 45 (1.07%) Advertising
14 37 (0.88%) Manufacturing
15 34 (0.81%) Back Office
16 27 (0.64%) Electronics
17 24 (0.57%) Publishing
18 18 (0.43%) Automotive
19 15 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
20 12 (0.28%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,387 (32.86%) .NET
2 1,143 (27.08%) HTML
3 1,141 (27.03%) CSS
4 1,056 (25.02%) AngularJS
5 880 (20.85%) React
6 621 (14.71%) ASP.NET
7 574 (13.60%) .NET Core
8 541 (12.82%) Node.js
9 537 (12.72%) Spring
10 493 (11.68%) REST
11 484 (11.47%) jQuery
12 476 (11.28%) Web Services
13 423 (10.02%) HTML5
14 383 (9.07%) RESTful
15 358 (8.48%) ASP.NET Web API
16 338 (8.01%) .NET Framework
17 295 (6.99%) Sass
18 293 (6.94%) Vue.js
19 290 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC
20 279 (6.61%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 411 (9.74%) Greenfield Project
2 374 (8.86%) User Experience
3 191 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 189 (4.48%) Mobile App
5 99 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 78 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 63 (1.49%) Derivative
8 54 (1.28%) Algorithms
9 52 (1.23%) Fixed Income
10 48 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 47 (1.11%) Public Cloud
12 44 (1.04%) Cloud Native
12 44 (1.04%) Data Structures
13 33 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
14 30 (0.71%) Hedge funds
15 28 (0.66%) NHS
16 26 (0.62%) Client/Server
17 25 (0.59%) N-Tier
18 23 (0.54%) Equities
18 23 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 385 (9.12%) Linux
2 180 (4.26%) Android
3 174 (4.12%) Apple iOS
4 106 (2.51%) Unix
5 88 (2.08%) Windows
6 25 (0.59%) CentOS
7 15 (0.36%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.36%) Windows Server
8 14 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 11 (0.26%) VMS
11 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.095%) Solaris
12 4 (0.095%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.071%) AIX
13 3 (0.071%) Debian
14 2 (0.047%) watchOS
15 1 (0.024%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.024%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,975 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
2 867 (20.54%) TDD
3 766 (18.15%) MVC
4 698 (16.54%) Microservices
5 628 (14.88%) DevOps
6 573 (13.57%) Front End Development
7 518 (12.27%) Mentoring
8 495 (11.73%) Scrum
9 482 (11.42%) Software Engineering
10 452 (10.71%) Web Development
11 418 (9.90%) OO
12 408 (9.67%) BDD
13 396 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
14 393 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
15 364 (8.62%) Fintech
16 343 (8.13%) Test Automation
17 308 (7.30%) OOP
18 303 (7.18%) SDLC
19 272 (6.44%) Unit Testing
20 230 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,882 (44.59%) JavaScript
2 1,311 (31.06%) C#
3 1,228 (29.09%) Java
4 1,112 (26.34%) SQL
5 460 (10.90%) PHP
6 442 (10.47%) Python
7 389 (9.22%) TypeScript
8 226 (5.35%) Java 8
9 177 (4.19%) T-SQL
10 129 (3.06%) C++
11 122 (2.89%) ES6
12 107 (2.53%) Ruby
13 90 (2.13%) Kotlin
14 86 (2.04%) Scala
15 78 (1.85%) Go
16 76 (1.80%) Apple Swift
16 76 (1.80%) PL/SQL
17 69 (1.63%) C
18 68 (1.61%) VB.NET
19 54 (1.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 369 (8.74%) Degree
2 153 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 71 (1.68%) Security Cleared
4 43 (1.02%) SC Cleared
5 26 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (0.52%) Master's Degree
7 14 (0.33%) AWS Certification
8 13 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.17%) MCSD
11 6 (0.14%) HND
12 5 (0.12%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.095%) MCPD
14 3 (0.071%) Oracle Certification
15 1 (0.024%) BPSS Clearance
15 1 (0.024%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.024%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 1 (0.024%) MCSA
15 1 (0.024%) Postgraduate
15 1 (0.024%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (3.58%) QA
2 22 (0.52%) GDPR
3 18 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.12%) NIST
6 4 (0.095%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.095%) MiFID
7 3 (0.071%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.047%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.047%) IFRS
8 2 (0.047%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.024%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.024%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.024%) WAI
System Software
1 633 (15.00%) Docker
2 19 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.19%) HDFS
4 8 (0.19%) Squid
5 7 (0.17%) Varnish
6 5 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.095%) GPFS
7 4 (0.095%) Lustre
7 4 (0.095%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 3 (0.071%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (0.047%) vSphere
10 1 (0.024%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.024%) Firmware
10 1 (0.024%) NFS
Systems Management
1 356 (8.43%) Kubernetes
2 107 (2.53%) Terraform
3 71 (1.68%) Ansible
4 46 (1.09%) Puppet
5 20 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.14%) Kibana
7 6 (0.14%) logstash
7 6 (0.14%) Mesos
8 3 (0.071%) Grafana
8 3 (0.071%) Istio
8 3 (0.071%) vRealize
9 2 (0.047%) Consul
9 2 (0.047%) MIIS
9 2 (0.047%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.047%) Rancher
10 1 (0.024%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.024%) Control-M
10 1 (0.024%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.024%) Nagios
Vendors
1 447 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 210 (4.98%) Oracle
3 102 (2.42%) Google
4 76 (1.80%) Zend
5 58 (1.37%) SAP
6 50 (1.18%) Tableau
6 50 (1.18%) Xamarin
7 45 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
8 33 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 31 (0.73%) Sitecore
10 28 (0.66%) Apple
11 24 (0.57%) Adobe
12 22 (0.52%) IBM
13 20 (0.47%) TIBCO
14 18 (0.43%) DevExpress
15 16 (0.38%) ServiceNow
16 14 (0.33%) MuleSoft
17 13 (0.31%) Pardot
17 13 (0.31%) Red Hat
17 13 (0.31%) Sony