Senior Developer Jobs

Senior Developer
UK

The median Senior Developer salary in the UK is £65,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 24 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 71 81 68
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2,897 3,184 8,936
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.15% 3.90% 5.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.32% 4.25% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2,306 2,348 4,386
10th Percentile £48,250 £51,250 £50,000
25th Percentile £53,813 £58,750 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £87,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £110,000 £103,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +13.64%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 87,229 74,951 168,159
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 91.81% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 59,408 51,881 87,939
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £43,800 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,700 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.83% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,250 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +1.94% +8.42%

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 July 2024.

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 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +7 2,489 £65,000 -10.34% 244
UK excluding London +4 1,976 £60,000 -7.69% 187
Work from Home +9 1,138 £65,000 -7.14% 134
London -15 739 £80,000 -5.88% 74
North of England +45 533 £60,000 -4.00% 53
South East -10 516 £65,000 -7.14% 49
North West +58 318 £60,000 -4.00% 32
Midlands -21 302 £62,500 +4.17% 29
South West +33 301 £60,000 - 22
West Midlands -2 189 £62,500 +4.17% 20
Yorkshire +22 163 £60,000 - 11
Scotland -73 123 £60,000 -12.73% 13
East Midlands -42 112 £60,000 -4.00% 9
Wales +45 93 £52,500 -4.55% 2
East of England -42 73 £55,000 -18.52% 20
North East -1 52 £55,000 -21.43% 10
Northern Ireland +31 35 £55,000 +10.00% 2

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 24 July 2024, Senior Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 906 (31.27%) C#
2 899 (31.03%) .NET
3 874 (30.17%) JavaScript
4 728 (25.13%) Agile
5 692 (23.89%) Azure
6 576 (19.88%) React
7 556 (19.19%) SQL
8 536 (18.50%) AWS
9 502 (17.33%) Full Stack Development
10 479 (16.53%) HTML
11 463 (15.98%) CSS
12 449 (15.50%) DevOps
13 440 (15.19%) Social Skills
14 439 (15.15%) TypeScript
15 399 (13.77%) Finance
16 361 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
17 348 (12.01%) Git
18 335 (11.56%) AngularJS
19 334 (11.53%) Java
20 319 (11.01%) Degree
21 315 (10.87%) CI/CD
22 311 (10.74%) Software Engineering
23 294 (10.15%) Microsoft
24 285 (9.84%) PHP
25 281 (9.70%) SQL Server
26 277 (9.56%) Mentoring
27 276 (9.53%) ASP.NET
28 248 (8.56%) .NET Framework
29 247 (8.53%) Python
30 244 (8.42%) Docker

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 99 (3.42%) CMS
2 38 (1.31%) Umbraco
3 36 (1.24%) Confluence
4 35 (1.21%) Apache
5 33 (1.14%) WordPress
6 32 (1.10%) IIS
7 31 (1.07%) Headless CMS
8 29 (1.00%) Kentico
8 29 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
9 24 (0.83%) nginx
10 12 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
11 11 (0.38%) Appian
12 9 (0.31%) Mendix
12 9 (0.31%) SAS
13 8 (0.28%) Drupal
14 6 (0.21%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.17%) K2 blackpearl
15 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Exchange
16 4 (0.14%) SharePoint
17 3 (0.10%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 22 (0.76%) Photoshop
2 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.10%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.069%) Maya
6 2 (0.069%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.035%) Elementor
7 1 (0.035%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.035%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.035%) NUKE
7 1 (0.035%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 36 (1.24%) Siebel CRM
2 31 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.66%) Magento
4 18 (0.62%) SDL Web 8
5 12 (0.41%) Shopify
6 10 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.14%) Sonata
9 4 (0.14%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.10%) Endur
11 2 (0.069%) Elite 3E
12 1 (0.035%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 692 (23.89%) Azure
2 536 (18.50%) AWS
3 192 (6.63%) Azure DevOps
4 173 (5.97%) SaaS
5 170 (5.87%) Power Platform
6 137 (4.73%) Dynamics 365
7 113 (3.90%) GCP
8 102 (3.52%) Serverless
9 90 (3.11%) PowerApps
10 83 (2.87%) Power Automate
11 70 (2.42%) GitHub
12 59 (2.04%) Azure Logic Apps
13 38 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
14 36 (1.24%) Azure Functions
15 35 (1.21%) Azure Service Bus
16 32 (1.10%) Microsoft 365
17 26 (0.90%) Kontent
18 25 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
18 25 (0.86%) PaaS
19 21 (0.72%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.28%) Network Security
2 6 (0.21%) AMQP
3 5 (0.17%) MQTT
3 5 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (0.17%) VPN
4 4 (0.14%) Broadband
4 4 (0.14%) Internet
5 3 (0.10%) DNS
5 3 (0.10%) HTTP
5 3 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.069%) IPFS
6 2 (0.069%) SSL
7 1 (0.035%) CTI
7 1 (0.035%) SAN
7 1 (0.035%) VoIP
7 1 (0.035%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 185 (6.39%) MySQL
3 105 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
4 90 (3.11%) Relational Database
5 85 (2.93%) NoSQL
6 75 (2.59%) Power BI
7 53 (1.83%) MongoDB
8 44 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (1.48%) DynamoDB
10 39 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
11 36 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
11 36 (1.24%) Oracle Database
11 36 (1.24%) Siebel EIM
12 30 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 22 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
14 19 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (0.66%) Redis
15 16 (0.55%) OLTP
15 16 (0.55%) Power Query
16 15 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 348 (12.01%) Git
2 97 (3.35%) JIRA
3 77 (2.66%) Visual Studio
4 42 (1.45%) Bitbucket
5 37 (1.28%) NUnit
5 37 (1.28%) Selenium
6 36 (1.24%) Cypress.io
7 34 (1.17%) Sourcetree
8 29 (1.00%) Jenkins
8 29 (1.00%) Moq
9 26 (0.90%) TeamCity
10 25 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
10 25 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
11 24 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (0.72%) webpack
13 20 (0.69%) git-flow
14 19 (0.66%) Android Studio
15 18 (0.62%) SpecFlow
16 17 (0.59%) PHPUnit
17 15 (0.52%) JUnit
General
1 440 (15.19%) Social Skills
2 399 (13.77%) Finance
3 101 (3.49%) Marketing
4 91 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (3.00%) Banking
6 79 (2.73%) Retail
7 73 (2.52%) Games
8 64 (2.21%) Front Office
9 52 (1.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 49 (1.69%) Law
11 47 (1.62%) Tech for Good
12 41 (1.42%) Public Sector
13 40 (1.38%) Back Office
14 38 (1.31%) Legal
15 36 (1.24%) Aerospace
16 32 (1.10%) Presentation Skills
17 27 (0.93%) Health Technology
18 22 (0.76%) Investment Banking
19 20 (0.69%) Manufacturing
20 17 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 899 (31.03%) .NET
2 576 (19.88%) React
3 479 (16.53%) HTML
4 463 (15.98%) CSS
5 335 (11.56%) AngularJS
6 276 (9.53%) ASP.NET
7 248 (8.56%) .NET Framework
8 239 (8.25%) .NET Core
9 219 (7.56%) Node.js
10 199 (6.87%) RESTful
11 189 (6.52%) Vue
12 181 (6.25%) REST
13 154 (5.32%) Laravel
14 137 (4.73%) Web Services
15 133 (4.59%) Entity Framework
16 111 (3.83%) jQuery
17 110 (3.80%) Kafka
18 109 (3.76%) Spring
19 107 (3.69%) JSON
20 101 (3.49%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 155 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
2 89 (3.07%) Mobile App
3 86 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 86 (2.97%) Product Ownership
4 85 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
5 60 (2.07%) IoT
6 57 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (1.76%) Algorithms
8 49 (1.69%) Equities
9 48 (1.66%) Derivative
10 47 (1.62%) Hedge funds
10 47 (1.62%) Onboarding
11 45 (1.55%) Cloud Native
12 41 (1.42%) Fixed Income
13 25 (0.86%) Legacy Code
14 24 (0.83%) Legacy Systems
15 23 (0.79%) Renewable Energy
16 22 (0.76%) Video\Live Streaming
17 21 (0.72%) Client/Server
18 20 (0.69%) Distributed Systems
Operating Systems
1 79 (2.73%) Windows
2 69 (2.38%) Linux
3 68 (2.35%) Android
4 45 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 14 (0.48%) Mac OS
6 11 (0.38%) Unix
7 5 (0.17%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.035%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 728 (25.13%) Agile
2 502 (17.33%) Full Stack Development
3 449 (15.50%) DevOps
4 361 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
5 315 (10.87%) CI/CD
6 311 (10.74%) Software Engineering
7 277 (9.56%) Mentoring
8 240 (8.28%) MVC
9 238 (8.22%) Front End Development
10 229 (7.90%) Computer Science
11 223 (7.70%) Microservices
12 211 (7.28%) Scrum
13 202 (6.97%) TDD
14 198 (6.83%) Web Development
15 189 (6.52%) Unit Testing
16 172 (5.94%) E-Commerce
17 168 (5.80%) Design Patterns
18 164 (5.66%) Clean Code
19 147 (5.07%) User Experience
20 136 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 906 (31.27%) C#
2 874 (30.17%) JavaScript
3 556 (19.19%) SQL
4 439 (15.15%) TypeScript
5 334 (11.53%) Java
6 285 (9.84%) PHP
7 247 (8.53%) Python
8 74 (2.55%) T-SQL
9 69 (2.38%) C++
9 69 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 53 (1.83%) Go
10 53 (1.83%) Ruby
11 50 (1.73%) Kotlin
12 40 (1.38%) C
13 36 (1.24%) Scala
14 22 (0.76%) VB.NET
15 19 (0.66%) Swift
15 19 (0.66%) XPath
16 18 (0.62%) PowerShell
17 16 (0.55%) R
Qualifications
1 319 (11.01%) Degree
2 145 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 135 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 107 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (1.38%) Master's Degree
6 25 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (0.52%) PhD
9 6 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.17%) Azure Certification
10 5 (0.17%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.10%) MBA
13 2 (0.069%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.069%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.035%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (2.90%) QA
2 18 (0.62%) Accessibility
3 16 (0.55%) WCAG
4 13 (0.45%) GDPR
5 9 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.21%) MiFID
7 4 (0.14%) EMIR
8 3 (0.10%) California Consumer Privacy Act
9 2 (0.069%) GRC
9 2 (0.069%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.069%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.069%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.069%) MISRA
9 2 (0.069%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.035%) SLA
System Software
1 244 (8.42%) Docker
2 5 (0.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.069%) Embedded Firmware
3 2 (0.069%) Firmware
4 1 (0.035%) Ceph
4 1 (0.035%) GridGain
4 1 (0.035%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.035%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 189 (6.52%) Kubernetes
2 51 (1.76%) Terraform
3 10 (0.35%) Grafana
4 9 (0.31%) Ansible
5 7 (0.24%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.17%) Rancher
7 4 (0.14%) Kibana
7 4 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.069%) MIIS
9 1 (0.035%) cPanel
9 1 (0.035%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.035%) Istio
9 1 (0.035%) Knative
Vendors
1 294 (10.15%) Microsoft
2 149 (5.14%) Oracle
3 43 (1.48%) Google
4 36 (1.24%) Siebel
5 30 (1.04%) Adobe
5 30 (1.04%) Salesforce
5 30 (1.04%) Sitecore
6 27 (0.93%) Optimizely
7 26 (0.90%) ServiceNow
8 18 (0.62%) Cognizant
9 15 (0.52%) Xamarin
10 13 (0.45%) MuleSoft
10 13 (0.45%) Quadient
11 12 (0.41%) OpenAI
12 11 (0.38%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.35%) Databricks
14 8 (0.28%) Blue Prism
14 8 (0.28%) SAP
14 8 (0.28%) UiPath
15 7 (0.24%) Progress