The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Developer
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 56 60
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4505 5189 4957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.29% 4.99% 4.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.49% 5.18% 4.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3933 4646 4363
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £71,400 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 4219 £55,000 +1.85% 649
London +3 1833 £65,000 +8.33% 291
South East -3 683 £50,000 - 76
North West +8 385 £50,000 - 82
City of London -3 342 £70,000 +12.00% 71
East of England +22 318 £55,000 +4.76% 43
Manchester +7 303 £50,000 - 56
Yorkshire +2 300 £45,000 - 45
South West -1 270 £47,500 +1.57% 43
West Midlands +4 229 £45,000 -5.26% 31
West Yorkshire +3 199 £45,000 - 31
Scotland +21 174 £50,000 +11.11% 26
East Midlands +13 172 £42,500 -3.40% 30
Berkshire +14 161 £55,000 - 16
Leeds +5 148 £47,500 +5.55% 25
Hertfordshire +84 139 £60,000 +9.09% 13
Hampshire -20 133 £47,500 - 16
Bristol -9 115 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Glasgow +22 109 £50,000 +8.69% 12
Surrey -4 109 £55,000 - 14
Buckinghamshire +3 95 £47,500 - 9
Birmingham +29 92 £45,000 - 10
Essex +21 89 £50,000 -13.04% 12
Milton Keynes +7 87 £47,500 - 6
Nottinghamshire +26 69 £50,000 +18.79% 15
Oxfordshire -2 69 £50,000 -9.09% 10
North Yorkshire +31 63 £45,000 - 6
Leicestershire +5 60 £42,500 -5.55% 9
Nottingham +23 59 £50,000 +18.79% 13
Edinburgh +15 57 £50,250 +11.66% 13

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Senior Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 4599 (51.31%) Agile Software Development
2 4070 (45.40%) JavaScript
3 3435 (38.32%) C#
4 3350 (37.37%) HTML
5 3271 (36.49%) .NET
6 3096 (34.54%) Java
7 3018 (33.67%) CSS
8 2983 (33.28%) SQL
9 2620 (29.23%) MVC
10 2266 (25.28%) SQL Server
11 2252 (25.12%) TDD
12 2061 (22.99%) AngularJS
13 2014 (22.47%) ASP.NET
14 1860 (20.75%) Finance
15 1610 (17.96%) Scrum
16 1466 (16.35%) HTML5
17 1454 (16.22%) OO
18 1442 (16.09%) jQuery
19 1346 (15.02%) Web Services
20 1331 (14.85%) Spring
21 1327 (14.80%) Git (software)
22 1257 (14.02%) Microsoft
23 1171 (13.06%) ASP.NET MVC
24 1119 (12.48%) Web Development
25 1060 (11.83%) Software Engineering
26 1032 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
27 1028 (11.47%) MySQL
28 984 (10.98%) Linux
29 969 (10.81%) Mentoring
30 966 (10.78%) PHP

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
1 362 (4.04%) Tomcat
2 349 (3.89%) Elasticsearch
3 293 (3.27%) JBoss
4 277 (3.09%) CMS
5 275 (3.07%) Apache
6 233 (2.60%) WebSphere
7 204 (2.28%) SharePoint
8 191 (2.13%) Apache Spark
9 179 (2.00%) IIS
10 163 (1.82%) WebLogic
11 129 (1.44%) Apache Solr
12 123 (1.37%) WordPress
13 106 (1.18%) Jetty
14 104 (1.16%) Umbraco
15 98 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 94 (1.05%) Drupal
17 91 (1.02%) nginx
18 90 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
19 73 (0.81%) OpenStack
20 67 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 439 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 75 (0.84%) Photoshop
3 36 (0.40%) MS Office
4 27 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 11 (0.12%) InVision
6 7 (0.078%) InDesign
6 7 (0.078%) MicroStation
7 6 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.045%) 3ds Max
8 4 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.045%) Maya
9 3 (0.033%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.022%) Autodesk Inventor
10 2 (0.022%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.022%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.022%) MS Project
10 2 (0.022%) Revit
11 1 (0.011%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 84 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.73%) Magento
3 51 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 12 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.089%) Sentinel
8 7 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.078%) SAP S/4HANA
8 7 (0.078%) Shopify
9 6 (0.067%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.056%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.056%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.056%) SAP MDG
11 3 (0.033%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.033%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 767 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
2 695 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 291 (3.25%) SaaS
4 183 (2.04%) GitHub
5 92 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
6 76 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 59 (0.66%) Office 365
8 42 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 42 (0.47%) PaaS
9 37 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 27 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 27 (0.30%) Heroku
11 20 (0.22%) Force.com
12 18 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
13 15 (0.17%) Google Play
13 15 (0.17%) IaaS
13 15 (0.17%) Trello
14 14 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (0.16%) Google Analytics
14 14 (0.16%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 188 (2.10%) HTTP
2 150 (1.67%) Internet
3 51 (0.57%) Intranet
4 44 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 40 (0.45%) Broadband
6 34 (0.38%) SSL
7 25 (0.28%) HTTPS
8 16 (0.18%) DNS
9 15 (0.17%) SSH
10 10 (0.11%) 3G
10 10 (0.11%) 4G
10 10 (0.11%) GSM
10 10 (0.11%) OpenFlow
10 10 (0.11%) Unified Communications
11 9 (0.10%) DHCP
11 9 (0.10%) Value-Added Service
12 8 (0.089%) Skype
12 8 (0.089%) Wireless
13 7 (0.078%) Firewall
13 7 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2266 (25.28%) SQL Server
2 1028 (11.47%) MySQL
3 786 (8.77%) NoSQL
4 526 (5.87%) MongoDB
5 496 (5.53%) Relational Database
6 474 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 468 (5.22%) Big Data
8 344 (3.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 311 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
10 280 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 273 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
11 273 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
12 248 (2.77%) Hadoop
13 235 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 186 (2.07%) Redis
15 183 (2.04%) RDBMS
16 172 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
17 165 (1.84%) Oracle Database
18 122 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
19 121 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1327 (14.80%) Git (software)
2 456 (5.09%) Jenkins
3 451 (5.03%) Visual Studio
4 449 (5.01%) JUnit
5 433 (4.83%) Maven
6 415 (4.63%) Subversion
7 380 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 291 (3.25%) JIRA
9 275 (3.07%) gulp
10 250 (2.79%) Selenium
11 222 (2.48%) Gradle
12 204 (2.28%) TeamCity
13 188 (2.10%) Grunt
13 188 (2.10%) NUnit
14 150 (1.67%) Ant
15 130 (1.45%) webpack
16 124 (1.38%) Cucumber
17 117 (1.31%) Eclipse
17 117 (1.31%) Jasmine
18 103 (1.15%) Mockito
General
1 1860 (20.75%) Finance
2 744 (8.30%) Banking
3 372 (4.15%) Retail
4 273 (3.05%) Marketing
5 252 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 228 (2.54%) Games
7 227 (2.53%) Advertising
8 168 (1.87%) Front Office
9 141 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 101 (1.13%) Publishing
11 93 (1.04%) Electronics
12 82 (0.91%) Back Office
13 76 (0.85%) Legal
13 76 (0.85%) Manufacturing
14 59 (0.66%) Automotive
14 59 (0.66%) Law
15 48 (0.54%) Financial Institution
16 25 (0.28%) Online Betting
16 25 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.20%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3350 (37.37%) HTML
2 3271 (36.49%) .NET
3 3018 (33.67%) CSS
4 2061 (22.99%) AngularJS
5 2014 (22.47%) ASP.NET
6 1466 (16.35%) HTML5
7 1442 (16.09%) jQuery
8 1346 (15.02%) Web Services
9 1331 (14.85%) Spring
10 1171 (13.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 953 (10.63%) REST
12 887 (9.90%) .NET Framework
13 882 (9.84%) CSS3
14 865 (9.65%) XML
15 803 (8.96%) Node.js
16 758 (8.46%) ASP.NET Web API
17 683 (7.62%) RESTful
18 672 (7.50%) Hibernate
19 667 (7.44%) React
20 624 (6.96%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 715 (7.98%) Computer Science
2 535 (5.97%) User Experience
3 337 (3.76%) Mobile App
4 329 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
5 242 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 217 (2.42%) Fintech
7 211 (2.35%) iPad
8 176 (1.96%) Algorithms
9 143 (1.60%) Data Structures
10 135 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 129 (1.44%) Hedge funds
12 107 (1.19%) Client/Server
13 84 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
14 74 (0.83%) Social Media
15 73 (0.81%) Derivative
15 73 (0.81%) N-Tier
16 69 (0.77%) Blog
17 61 (0.68%) Equities
18 49 (0.55%) Virtual Team
19 45 (0.50%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 984 (10.98%) Linux
2 524 (5.85%) Windows
3 347 (3.87%) Android
4 344 (3.84%) Apple iOS
5 297 (3.31%) Unix
6 92 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 43 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 26 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 15 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 14 (0.16%) Windows Phone
12 13 (0.15%) Solaris
13 12 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.089%) MVS
16 8 (0.089%) VMS
17 6 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.056%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4599 (51.31%) Agile Software Development
2 2620 (29.23%) MVC
3 2252 (25.12%) TDD
4 1610 (17.96%) Scrum
5 1454 (16.22%) OO
6 1119 (12.48%) Web Development
7 1060 (11.83%) Software Engineering
8 1032 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
9 969 (10.81%) Mentoring
10 775 (8.65%) BDD
11 754 (8.41%) E-Commerce
12 752 (8.39%) Unit Testing
13 730 (8.14%) Front End Development
14 668 (7.45%) SDLC
15 617 (6.88%) OOP
16 515 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
17 508 (5.67%) Microservices
18 489 (5.46%) Multithreading
19 488 (5.44%) DevOps
20 483 (5.39%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4070 (45.40%) JavaScript
2 3435 (38.32%) C#
3 3096 (34.54%) Java
4 2983 (33.28%) SQL
5 966 (10.78%) PHP
6 644 (7.18%) T-SQL
7 589 (6.57%) Python
8 474 (5.29%) C++
9 372 (4.15%) Scala
10 347 (3.87%) VB.NET
11 250 (2.79%) Ruby
12 244 (2.72%) PL/SQL
13 194 (2.16%) C
14 168 (1.87%) Objective-C
15 155 (1.73%) TypeScript
16 139 (1.55%) ES6
17 129 (1.44%) Perl
18 125 (1.39%) Groovy
19 123 (1.37%) Go
20 99 (1.10%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 916 (10.22%) Degree
2 119 (1.33%) Security Cleared
3 92 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 81 (0.90%) SC Cleared
5 30 (0.33%) PhD
6 13 (0.15%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.11%) MCSD
7 10 (0.11%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.10%) Postgraduate
9 7 (0.078%) MCP
9 7 (0.078%) SAS Certification
9 7 (0.078%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.056%) CFA
11 3 (0.033%) APMG
11 3 (0.033%) HND
11 3 (0.033%) MCTS
11 3 (0.033%) PMP
12 2 (0.022%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.022%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.022%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (3.32%) QA
2 30 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.25%) MiFID
4 17 (0.19%) ISO 14001
5 16 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.17%) SLA
7 10 (0.11%) SDET
8 9 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.078%) EMIR
10 4 (0.045%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.033%) WCAG
12 2 (0.022%) GCP
12 2 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.022%) TickIT
13 1 (0.011%) Basel III
13 1 (0.011%) PMO
13 1 (0.011%) Section 508
System Software
1 308 (3.44%) Docker
2 26 (0.29%) Firmware
3 23 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.21%) HDFS
4 19 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 13 (0.15%) vSphere
7 12 (0.13%) Varnish
8 11 (0.12%) Active Directory
9 10 (0.11%) KVM
10 8 (0.089%) Samba
10 8 (0.089%) Squid
11 7 (0.078%) LXC
12 4 (0.045%) etcd
12 4 (0.045%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.033%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.022%) NFS
Systems Management
1 177 (1.97%) Puppet
2 147 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 129 (1.44%) Ansible
4 74 (0.83%) Kibana
5 65 (0.73%) logstash
6 46 (0.51%) Salt
7 42 (0.47%) Kubernetes
8 31 (0.35%) Grafana
9 18 (0.20%) Graphite
10 11 (0.12%) Packer
10 11 (0.12%) Terraform
11 9 (0.10%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.078%) Mesos
12 7 (0.078%) Oozie
12 7 (0.078%) StatsD
13 6 (0.067%) Marathon
13 6 (0.067%) Nagios
14 5 (0.056%) CloudHub
15 4 (0.045%) HAProxy
15 4 (0.045%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 1257 (14.02%) Microsoft
2 836 (9.33%) Oracle
3 200 (2.23%) Google
4 185 (2.06%) Zend
5 124 (1.38%) Xamarin
6 112 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
7 104 (1.16%) SAP
8 99 (1.10%) Sybase
9 91 (1.02%) Sitecore
10 84 (0.94%) IBM
11 81 (0.90%) Adobe
12 77 (0.86%) Tableau
13 63 (0.70%) Apple
14 58 (0.65%) TIBCO
15 47 (0.52%) Talend
16 36 (0.40%) Solace
16 36 (0.40%) Telerik
17 35 (0.39%) Cognizant
18 32 (0.36%) Red Hat
19 30 (0.33%) MicroStrategy
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + stock options
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Good Career Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum bonus and benefits and remote workin
Posted: 6 hours ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Benefits, Bonus, healthcare
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000 per annum + 25% bonus, 28 days holiday
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Career Development
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-60,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
County Londonderry
KnownFour
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Benefits, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 9 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + benefits + share options
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £90000 - £105000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago