Period
to 18 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 49 51
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 7,011 8,516 9,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.95% 5.08% 5.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.17% 5.28% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 6,032 7,374 8,056
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%

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 135,628 161,148 169,376
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.07% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 107,968 129,896 135,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Developer.

Salary trend for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 -1 6,454 £60,000 - 1,278
UK excluding London +4 3,979 £52,500 +5.00% 788
London -3 2,884 £75,000 +7.14% 568
South East 0 1,328 £57,500 +4.55% 176
North of England +1 1,036 £50,000 +11.11% 219
North West +17 615 £52,500 +10.53% 128
Midlands +8 551 £50,000 - 140
South West -8 418 £50,000 - 94
Yorkshire -21 371 £47,500 +5.56% 71
West Midlands 0 315 £50,000 - 73
Scotland +12 312 £51,500 +3.00% 61
East Midlands +7 233 £52,500 +5.00% 67
East of England -18 225 £55,500 +0.91% 81
Wales 0 60 £45,000 - 9
Northern Ireland +24 51 £52,500 +5.00% 8
North East +12 51 £46,000 +2.22% 20
Channel Islands +9 3 £47,500 -36.67%

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 3,453 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
2 3,078 (43.90%) JavaScript
3 2,695 (38.44%) C#
4 2,464 (35.14%) .NET
5 2,253 (32.14%) Java
6 1,904 (27.16%) SQL
7 1,903 (27.14%) HTML
8 1,806 (25.76%) CSS
9 1,517 (21.64%) SQL Server
10 1,483 (21.15%) AngularJS
11 1,345 (19.18%) MVC
12 1,299 (18.53%) TDD
13 1,271 (18.13%) Azure
14 1,245 (17.76%) ASP.NET
15 1,162 (16.57%) Microservices
16 1,143 (16.30%) React
17 1,135 (16.19%) Git (software)
18 1,116 (15.92%) Finance
19 1,112 (15.86%) AWS
20 1,034 (14.75%) Scrum
21 937 (13.36%) Spring
22 934 (13.32%) Mentoring
23 930 (13.26%) Microsoft
24 885 (12.62%) Software Engineering
25 880 (12.55%) Web Services
26 808 (11.52%) jQuery
27 807 (11.51%) REST
28 789 (11.25%) Front End Development
29 779 (11.11%) DevOps
30 778 (11.10%) Python

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
1 182 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
2 166 (2.37%) CMS
3 117 (1.67%) Confluence
4 111 (1.58%) Apache Spark
5 102 (1.45%) Apache
5 102 (1.45%) IIS
6 101 (1.44%) Tomcat
7 80 (1.14%) Drupal
8 77 (1.10%) WordPress
9 71 (1.01%) Umbraco
10 53 (0.76%) JBoss
11 48 (0.68%) Apache Solr
12 47 (0.67%) SharePoint
13 44 (0.63%) WebSphere
14 41 (0.58%) NServiceBus
15 37 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 36 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
17 28 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 25 (0.36%) nginx
19 23 (0.33%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 43 (0.61%) Photoshop
2 31 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.29%) Adobe XD
4 19 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
5 18 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.20%) S-PLUS
7 13 (0.19%) Sketch
8 11 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.11%) SPSS
10 5 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.057%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 4 (0.057%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.043%) InVision
13 2 (0.029%) GIMP
13 2 (0.029%) HipChat
13 2 (0.029%) InDesign
13 2 (0.029%) MS Visio
14 1 (0.014%) ArchiCAD
14 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.014%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 72 (1.03%) Magento
2 56 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
4 21 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
5 14 (0.20%) Shopify
6 12 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.100%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.071%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.071%) Distributed Ledger
10 5 (0.071%) Fredhopper
11 4 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.057%) SDL Web 8
12 3 (0.043%) OpenCart
12 3 (0.043%) Oracle BPM
12 3 (0.043%) osCommerce
12 3 (0.043%) SAP Business One
12 3 (0.043%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,271 (18.13%) Azure
2 1,112 (15.86%) AWS
3 386 (5.51%) SaaS
4 254 (3.62%) GCP
5 224 (3.19%) Serverless
6 183 (2.61%) Power Platform
7 151 (2.15%) GitHub
8 135 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
9 98 (1.40%) Amazon S3
10 92 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
11 73 (1.04%) PaaS
12 54 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
13 43 (0.61%) npm
14 40 (0.57%) Heroku
15 38 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
16 30 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
17 29 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
18 28 (0.40%) Amazon ECS
19 24 (0.34%) IaaS
20 22 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 141 (2.01%) HTTP
2 104 (1.48%) Internet
3 24 (0.34%) Broadband
4 21 (0.30%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.30%) WAN
5 12 (0.17%) SSL
6 11 (0.16%) STUN
6 11 (0.16%) VoIP
7 10 (0.14%) Firewall
8 9 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (0.11%) Bluetooth
9 8 (0.11%) SSH
9 8 (0.11%) Wireless
10 7 (0.100%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.086%) DNS
11 6 (0.086%) SAN
12 5 (0.071%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.057%) AMQP
13 4 (0.057%) RIP
13 4 (0.057%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,517 (21.64%) SQL Server
2 627 (8.94%) MySQL
3 535 (7.63%) NoSQL
4 341 (4.86%) MongoDB
5 338 (4.82%) Relational Database
6 334 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
7 297 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 253 (3.61%) Big Data
9 249 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
10 227 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 178 (2.54%) Power BI
12 176 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 134 (1.91%) Redis
14 106 (1.51%) Hadoop
15 105 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
16 84 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
17 83 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
18 77 (1.10%) Oracle Database
19 76 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
20 72 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,135 (16.19%) Git (software)
2 427 (6.09%) Jenkins
3 316 (4.51%) JIRA
4 281 (4.01%) Maven
5 263 (3.75%) Visual Studio
6 250 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 214 (3.05%) Selenium
8 192 (2.74%) JUnit
9 187 (2.67%) webpack
10 152 (2.17%) Gradle
11 124 (1.77%) Cucumber
12 115 (1.64%) NUnit
13 112 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
14 103 (1.47%) gulp
15 102 (1.45%) Jasmine
15 102 (1.45%) TeamCity
16 86 (1.23%) Subversion
17 78 (1.11%) Grunt
17 78 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
18 67 (0.96%) Eclipse
General
1 1,116 (15.92%) Finance
2 361 (5.15%) Retail
3 276 (3.94%) Banking
4 177 (2.52%) Marketing
5 156 (2.23%) Front Office
6 111 (1.58%) Games
7 90 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 89 (1.27%) Law
9 84 (1.20%) Public Sector
10 78 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 65 (0.93%) Back Office
12 58 (0.83%) Investment Banking
13 46 (0.66%) Advertising
14 38 (0.54%) Legal
15 34 (0.48%) Automotive
16 30 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 27 (0.39%) Financial Institution
18 21 (0.30%) Electronics
19 13 (0.19%) Publishing
20 7 (0.100%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,464 (35.14%) .NET
2 1,903 (27.14%) HTML
3 1,806 (25.76%) CSS
4 1,483 (21.15%) AngularJS
5 1,245 (17.76%) ASP.NET
6 1,143 (16.30%) React
7 937 (13.36%) Spring
8 880 (12.55%) Web Services
9 808 (11.52%) jQuery
10 807 (11.51%) REST
11 694 (9.90%) Node.js
12 683 (9.74%) HTML5
13 633 (9.03%) RESTful
14 629 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
15 588 (8.39%) .NET Framework
16 538 (7.67%) ASP.NET Web API
17 516 (7.36%) .NET Core
18 429 (6.12%) CSS3
19 415 (5.92%) Spring Boot
20 398 (5.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 569 (8.12%) Greenfield Project
2 482 (6.87%) User Experience
3 312 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
4 296 (4.22%) Mobile App
5 215 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 151 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
7 137 (1.95%) Algorithms
8 114 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 109 (1.55%) Data Structures
10 105 (1.50%) Fixed Income
11 78 (1.11%) Derivative
12 75 (1.07%) Equities
13 61 (0.87%) Hedge funds
14 51 (0.73%) Management Information System
15 44 (0.63%) Cloud Native
16 42 (0.60%) Public Cloud
17 41 (0.58%) N-Tier
18 38 (0.54%) Virtual Team
19 36 (0.51%) Client/Server
20 34 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 537 (7.66%) Linux
2 278 (3.97%) Windows
3 249 (3.55%) Android
4 215 (3.07%) Apple iOS
5 126 (1.80%) Unix
6 31 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 21 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 17 (0.24%) CentOS
9 13 (0.19%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.14%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.100%) AIX
12 7 (0.100%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.086%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.071%) Debian
15 4 (0.057%) Fedora
15 4 (0.057%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.043%) tvOS
17 2 (0.029%) Robot Operating System
17 2 (0.029%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,453 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1,345 (19.18%) MVC
3 1,299 (18.53%) TDD
4 1,162 (16.57%) Microservices
5 1,034 (14.75%) Scrum
6 934 (13.32%) Mentoring
7 885 (12.62%) Software Engineering
8 789 (11.25%) Front End Development
9 779 (11.11%) DevOps
10 695 (9.91%) OO
11 679 (9.68%) Web Development
12 653 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
13 633 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
14 624 (8.90%) Test Automation
15 604 (8.62%) Computer Science
16 553 (7.89%) BDD
17 538 (7.67%) SDLC
18 532 (7.59%) Unit Testing
19 495 (7.06%) Fintech
20 426 (6.08%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3,078 (43.90%) JavaScript
2 2,695 (38.44%) C#
3 2,253 (32.14%) Java
4 1,904 (27.16%) SQL
5 778 (11.10%) Python
6 741 (10.57%) PHP
7 497 (7.09%) Java 8
8 398 (5.68%) TypeScript
9 388 (5.53%) T-SQL
10 226 (3.22%) C++
11 213 (3.04%) ES6
11 213 (3.04%) Scala
12 177 (2.52%) Ruby
13 160 (2.28%) Kotlin
14 133 (1.90%) PowerShell
15 117 (1.67%) VB.NET
16 103 (1.47%) Go
17 96 (1.37%) PL/SQL
18 95 (1.36%) C
19 89 (1.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 732 (10.44%) Degree
2 276 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (0.96%) Security Cleared
4 34 (0.48%) SC Cleared
5 33 (0.47%) Master's Degree
6 23 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (0.29%) DBS Check
8 16 (0.23%) ISEB
8 16 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 15 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
10 14 (0.20%) IBM WebSphere Certification
11 9 (0.13%) MBA
12 7 (0.100%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.086%) MCP
14 4 (0.057%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.057%) MCSA
14 4 (0.057%) MCSD
14 4 (0.057%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.043%) AWS Certification
15 3 (0.043%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (3.81%) QA
2 17 (0.24%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.21%) GDPR
4 13 (0.19%) WAI
5 9 (0.13%) WCAG
6 4 (0.057%) PMO
7 2 (0.029%) FINRA
7 2 (0.029%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 2 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.029%) MiFID
7 2 (0.029%) SLA
7 2 (0.029%) TickIT
8 1 (0.014%) DICOM
8 1 (0.014%) HL7
8 1 (0.014%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 772 (11.01%) Docker
2 25 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.23%) Varnish
5 13 (0.19%) vSphere
6 12 (0.17%) HDFS
7 10 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.100%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.100%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.071%) Firmware
9 5 (0.071%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 4 (0.057%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.043%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.029%) vCloud
12 2 (0.029%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.029%) XenApp
12 2 (0.029%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.014%) LXC
13 1 (0.014%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.014%) zsh
Systems Management
1 357 (5.09%) Kubernetes
2 94 (1.34%) Ansible
3 79 (1.13%) Puppet
4 77 (1.10%) Terraform
5 76 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (0.31%) Rancher
7 16 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
7 16 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
8 14 (0.20%) Prometheus
9 12 (0.17%) Grafana
10 10 (0.14%) Kibana
11 8 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
11 8 (0.11%) logstash
12 7 (0.100%) Ganglia
13 6 (0.086%) Marathon
13 6 (0.086%) Mesos
14 2 (0.029%) SCCM
14 2 (0.029%) SCOrch
14 2 (0.029%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 930 (13.26%) Microsoft
2 374 (5.33%) Oracle
3 244 (3.48%) Google
4 145 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
5 102 (1.45%) Xamarin
6 98 (1.40%) Tableau
7 94 (1.34%) Zend
8 78 (1.11%) SAP
9 71 (1.01%) Adobe
10 64 (0.91%) IBM
11 50 (0.71%) Sage
12 47 (0.67%) Sitecore
13 35 (0.50%) Databricks
13 35 (0.50%) Splunk
14 30 (0.43%) DevExpress
15 27 (0.39%) hybris
16 23 (0.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
16 23 (0.33%) Facebook
17 22 (0.31%) Apple
18 19 (0.27%) VMware