Period
to 16 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 51 50
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 7,335 8,283 9,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.39% 5.08% 5.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.64% 5.30% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6,384 7,205 8,116
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
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 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 129,995 156,330 173,005
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.89% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 103,956 125,866 138,774
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,250 £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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +5 6,773 £60,000 - 1,182
UK excluding London +11 4,049 £52,500 +5.00% 736
London +2 3,148 £75,000 +7.14% 513
South East +8 1,353 £57,500 +4.55% 182
North of England +9 1,018 £50,000 +7.46% 234
North West +28 616 £52,500 +5.00% 136
Midlands +18 601 £50,000 - 127
South West -2 446 £50,000 - 71
West Midlands +29 375 £50,000 - 82
Yorkshire -9 354 £47,500 +5.56% 73
Scotland +7 314 £52,000 +4.00% 38
East Midlands +3 223 £50,000 -4.76% 45
East of England -31 221 £57,500 +4.55% 55
Wales +24 70 £45,500 +1.11% 19
North East +30 49 £42,500 - 25
Northern Ireland +30 49 £52,500 +5.00% 10
Channel Islands +7 1 £52,500 +16.67%

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 3,574 (48.73%) Agile Software Development
2 3,247 (44.27%) JavaScript
3 2,786 (37.98%) C#
4 2,595 (35.38%) .NET
5 2,373 (32.35%) Java
6 1,998 (27.24%) HTML
7 1,890 (25.77%) SQL
8 1,857 (25.32%) CSS
9 1,638 (22.33%) AngularJS
10 1,577 (21.50%) SQL Server
11 1,395 (19.02%) MVC
12 1,365 (18.61%) TDD
13 1,347 (18.36%) Azure
14 1,293 (17.63%) Microservices
15 1,284 (17.51%) ASP.NET
16 1,252 (17.07%) React
17 1,222 (16.66%) AWS
18 1,219 (16.62%) Finance
19 1,103 (15.04%) Git (software)
20 1,009 (13.76%) Spring
21 1,007 (13.73%) Scrum
22 951 (12.97%) Mentoring
23 919 (12.53%) Web Services
24 894 (12.19%) Microsoft
25 886 (12.08%) DevOps
26 878 (11.97%) Software Engineering
27 840 (11.45%) Python
28 832 (11.34%) jQuery
28 832 (11.34%) REST
29 823 (11.22%) Front End Development

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
1 174 (2.37%) CMS
1 174 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
2 127 (1.73%) Tomcat
3 114 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 113 (1.54%) IIS
5 100 (1.36%) Confluence
6 96 (1.31%) Apache
7 77 (1.05%) Umbraco
8 69 (0.94%) WordPress
9 63 (0.86%) Drupal
10 50 (0.68%) SharePoint
11 47 (0.64%) JBoss
12 40 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
13 39 (0.53%) WebSphere
14 35 (0.48%) nginx
15 34 (0.46%) EPiServer
16 33 (0.45%) Apache Solr
17 29 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
18 26 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 25 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 36 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (0.44%) Photoshop
3 19 (0.26%) Adobe XD
3 19 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (0.19%) S-PLUS
6 5 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.041%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.041%) Sketch
7 3 (0.041%) SPSS
8 2 (0.027%) HipChat
8 2 (0.027%) InDesign
8 2 (0.027%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.014%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.014%) InVision
9 1 (0.014%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.014%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 69 (0.94%) Magento
2 51 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
4 14 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 12 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.12%) SAP EHS
7 8 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.068%) Distributed Ledger
8 5 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.068%) Shopify
9 4 (0.055%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.055%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.055%) Odoo
9 4 (0.055%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.055%) SDL Web 8
10 3 (0.041%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.041%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,347 (18.36%) Azure
2 1,222 (16.66%) AWS
3 383 (5.22%) SaaS
4 240 (3.27%) GCP
5 237 (3.23%) Serverless
6 168 (2.29%) Power Platform
7 159 (2.17%) GitHub
8 150 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
9 128 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
10 109 (1.49%) Amazon S3
11 67 (0.91%) PaaS
12 56 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
13 55 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
14 51 (0.70%) npm
15 48 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
16 46 (0.63%) OpenShift
17 44 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
18 35 (0.48%) Heroku
19 28 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
19 28 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (1.65%) HTTP
2 118 (1.61%) Internet
3 27 (0.37%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.22%) SSL
4 16 (0.22%) Wireless
5 15 (0.20%) HTTPS
5 15 (0.20%) WAN
6 8 (0.11%) Intranet
7 7 (0.095%) Broadband
8 6 (0.082%) AMQP
8 6 (0.082%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.082%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.055%) Firewall
9 4 (0.055%) RIP
9 4 (0.055%) SAN
9 4 (0.055%) SSH
9 4 (0.055%) VoIP
10 3 (0.041%) X.509
10 3 (0.041%) ZigBee
10 3 (0.041%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,577 (21.50%) SQL Server
2 673 (9.18%) MySQL
3 490 (6.68%) NoSQL
4 320 (4.36%) Relational Database
5 317 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
6 294 (4.01%) MongoDB
7 241 (3.29%) Big Data
8 231 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 214 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
10 192 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 162 (2.21%) Power BI
12 128 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 97 (1.32%) Hadoop
14 85 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
15 83 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
15 83 (1.13%) Redis
16 81 (1.10%) Oracle Database
17 69 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
18 66 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
19 52 (0.71%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,103 (15.04%) Git (software)
2 443 (6.04%) Jenkins
3 293 (3.99%) Maven
4 268 (3.65%) JIRA
4 268 (3.65%) Visual Studio
5 208 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 192 (2.62%) Selenium
7 185 (2.52%) JUnit
8 180 (2.45%) webpack
9 150 (2.04%) Gradle
10 119 (1.62%) Cucumber
11 101 (1.38%) gulp
12 100 (1.36%) Subversion
13 98 (1.34%) NUnit
14 84 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
15 83 (1.13%) Eclipse
16 80 (1.09%) Grunt
17 79 (1.08%) Jasmine
18 75 (1.02%) TeamCity
19 74 (1.01%) RStudio
General
1 1,219 (16.62%) Finance
2 393 (5.36%) Retail
3 263 (3.59%) Banking
4 242 (3.30%) Front Office
5 209 (2.85%) Marketing
6 150 (2.04%) Games
7 99 (1.35%) Public Sector
8 97 (1.32%) Law
9 83 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 75 (1.02%) Telecoms
11 69 (0.94%) Back Office
12 62 (0.85%) Advertising
13 54 (0.74%) Investment Banking
14 53 (0.72%) Automotive
15 38 (0.52%) Financial Institution
16 35 (0.48%) Legal
17 34 (0.46%) Electronics
18 27 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
19 21 (0.29%) Publishing
20 10 (0.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,595 (35.38%) .NET
2 1,998 (27.24%) HTML
3 1,857 (25.32%) CSS
4 1,638 (22.33%) AngularJS
5 1,284 (17.51%) ASP.NET
6 1,252 (17.07%) React
7 1,009 (13.76%) Spring
8 919 (12.53%) Web Services
9 832 (11.34%) jQuery
9 832 (11.34%) REST
10 725 (9.88%) HTML5
10 725 (9.88%) Node.js
11 655 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
12 613 (8.36%) RESTful
13 586 (7.99%) .NET Framework
14 573 (7.81%) .NET Core
15 558 (7.61%) ASP.NET Web API
16 451 (6.15%) Spring Boot
17 445 (6.07%) CSS3
18 407 (5.55%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 664 (9.05%) Greenfield Project
2 490 (6.68%) User Experience
3 320 (4.36%) Mobile App
4 276 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 222 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 174 (2.37%) Fixed Income
7 156 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 131 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 125 (1.70%) Algorithms
10 122 (1.66%) Equities
11 116 (1.58%) Derivative
12 114 (1.55%) Data Structures
13 59 (0.80%) Hedge funds
14 47 (0.64%) Cloud Native
15 46 (0.63%) Management Information System
16 41 (0.56%) Online Gambling
17 38 (0.52%) N-Tier
18 37 (0.50%) iPad
18 37 (0.50%) Public Cloud
19 31 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 507 (6.91%) Linux
2 294 (4.01%) Windows
3 276 (3.76%) Android
4 255 (3.48%) Apple iOS
5 150 (2.04%) Unix
6 45 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 26 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 21 (0.29%) CentOS
9 15 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 12 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.14%) tvOS
11 10 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (0.095%) AIX
12 7 (0.095%) Debian
12 7 (0.095%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.095%) VMS
13 5 (0.068%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.068%) Robot Operating System
13 5 (0.068%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.068%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,574 (48.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1,395 (19.02%) MVC
3 1,365 (18.61%) TDD
4 1,293 (17.63%) Microservices
5 1,007 (13.73%) Scrum
6 951 (12.97%) Mentoring
7 886 (12.08%) DevOps
8 878 (11.97%) Software Engineering
9 823 (11.22%) Front End Development
10 750 (10.22%) Web Development
11 739 (10.07%) OO
12 626 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
13 622 (8.48%) Computer Science
14 600 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
15 555 (7.57%) Test Automation
16 553 (7.54%) Fintech
17 549 (7.48%) Unit Testing
18 545 (7.43%) BDD
19 528 (7.20%) SDLC
20 467 (6.37%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3,247 (44.27%) JavaScript
2 2,786 (37.98%) C#
3 2,373 (32.35%) Java
4 1,890 (25.77%) SQL
5 840 (11.45%) Python
6 743 (10.13%) PHP
7 513 (6.99%) Java 8
8 412 (5.62%) TypeScript
9 382 (5.21%) T-SQL
10 233 (3.18%) Scala
11 218 (2.97%) ES6
12 185 (2.52%) C++
13 177 (2.41%) Ruby
14 162 (2.21%) Kotlin
15 138 (1.88%) R
16 127 (1.73%) VB.NET
17 115 (1.57%) PowerShell
18 104 (1.42%) C
19 97 (1.32%) Apple Swift
20 96 (1.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 716 (9.76%) Degree
2 284 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (0.82%) Security Cleared
4 41 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 40 (0.55%) Master's Degree
6 23 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (0.20%) IBM WebSphere Certification
8 11 (0.15%) MCSD
9 10 (0.14%) DBS Check
9 10 (0.14%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.095%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.095%) ISEB
12 4 (0.055%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.055%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.041%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.041%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.041%) MCSA
13 3 (0.041%) PhD
13 3 (0.041%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (3.64%) QA
2 35 (0.48%) GDPR
3 17 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.20%) WCAG
6 6 (0.082%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.055%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.055%) PMO
8 2 (0.027%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 2 (0.027%) TickIT
8 2 (0.027%) WAI
9 1 (0.014%) DICOM
9 1 (0.014%) FINRA
9 1 (0.014%) HL7
9 1 (0.014%) MiFID
9 1 (0.014%) RMADS
9 1 (0.014%) SLA
System Software
1 793 (10.81%) Docker
2 25 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 25 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.18%) Firmware
5 12 (0.16%) vSphere
6 6 (0.082%) HDFS
7 5 (0.068%) Varnish
8 4 (0.055%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.041%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.041%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.027%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.027%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.027%) vCloud
10 2 (0.027%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.027%) XenApp
10 2 (0.027%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.014%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.014%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.014%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 421 (5.74%) Kubernetes
2 118 (1.61%) Terraform
3 72 (0.98%) Puppet
4 67 (0.91%) Ansible
5 54 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.22%) Kibana
7 14 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (0.16%) logstash
9 10 (0.14%) Mesos
10 8 (0.11%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (0.095%) Ganglia
11 7 (0.095%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.082%) Marathon
13 5 (0.068%) Grafana
13 5 (0.068%) Hadoop YARN
14 4 (0.055%) BMC PATROL
14 4 (0.055%) Prometheus
14 4 (0.055%) Rancher
15 2 (0.027%) Control-M
Vendors
1 894 (12.19%) Microsoft
2 339 (4.62%) Oracle
3 198 (2.70%) Google
4 145 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
5 101 (1.38%) Xamarin
6 89 (1.21%) Tableau
7 87 (1.19%) SAP
8 78 (1.06%) Zend
9 67 (0.91%) Adobe
10 59 (0.80%) Sitecore
11 47 (0.64%) Sage
12 42 (0.57%) Apple
13 37 (0.50%) IBM
14 30 (0.41%) Splunk
15 29 (0.40%) hybris
16 24 (0.33%) Demandware
16 24 (0.33%) Facebook
17 23 (0.31%) Red Hat
18 22 (0.30%) Databricks
19 19 (0.26%) MuleSoft