Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 50 51
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 7,963 9,434 9,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.99% 5.26% 5.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.21% 5.48% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 6,924 8,052 8,642
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,000 £38,525 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%

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 152,872 172,294 179,887
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 122,614 138,599 150,222
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 -2 7,429 £60,000 +9.09% 1,340
UK excluding London -4 4,121 £50,000 - 850
London +3 3,676 £70,000 +7.69% 573
South East -3 1,386 £55,000 +4.76% 190
North of England +7 986 £47,500 +5.56% 251
Midlands -10 535 £51,000 +13.33% 124
North West -14 485 £50,000 +5.26% 132
Yorkshire +18 463 £45,000 - 97
South West -1 436 £50,000 +5.26% 113
East of England -15 399 £55,000 +4.76% 89
Scotland +6 329 £50,000 - 57
West Midlands -24 290 £50,000 +5.26% 71
East Midlands -1 243 £52,500 +16.67% 53
Wales -18 51 £45,000 - 18
North East -25 39 £45,000 +13.92% 22
Northern Ireland +6 20 £49,500 +16.47% 8
Channel Islands - 5 £45,000 -

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 3,870 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
2 3,488 (43.80%) JavaScript
3 2,971 (37.31%) C#
4 2,793 (35.07%) .NET
5 2,617 (32.86%) Java
6 2,451 (30.78%) SQL
7 2,426 (30.47%) HTML
8 2,231 (28.02%) CSS
9 1,876 (23.56%) AngularJS
10 1,869 (23.47%) MVC
11 1,862 (23.38%) SQL Server
12 1,853 (23.27%) TDD
13 1,640 (20.60%) Finance
14 1,434 (18.01%) ASP.NET
15 1,323 (16.61%) Git (software)
16 1,220 (15.32%) Microservices
17 1,212 (15.22%) Scrum
18 1,186 (14.89%) React
19 1,177 (14.78%) Microsoft Azure
20 1,159 (14.55%) Software Engineering
21 1,140 (14.32%) Microsoft
22 1,126 (14.14%) Spring
23 1,119 (14.05%) Web Services
24 1,027 (12.90%) HTML5
25 1,025 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
26 964 (12.11%) jQuery
27 935 (11.74%) RESTful
28 917 (11.52%) OO
29 886 (11.13%) Python
30 883 (11.09%) Continuous Integration

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
1 286 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
2 237 (2.98%) CMS
3 181 (2.27%) Tomcat
4 177 (2.22%) IIS
5 153 (1.92%) Apache
6 115 (1.44%) Apache Spark
7 109 (1.37%) Umbraco
8 99 (1.24%) Confluence
9 97 (1.22%) SharePoint
10 96 (1.21%) WordPress
11 85 (1.07%) JBoss
12 71 (0.89%) Drupal
13 68 (0.85%) WebSphere
14 49 (0.62%) nginx
15 38 (0.48%) Apache Solr
15 38 (0.48%) Ethereum
16 36 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
16 36 (0.45%) EPiServer
17 34 (0.43%) Jetty
18 33 (0.41%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 89 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (0.43%) Photoshop
3 29 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 24 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.10%) InVision
7 6 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.063%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.038%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.038%) InDesign
9 3 (0.038%) Maya
10 2 (0.025%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.013%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.013%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 93 (1.17%) Magento
2 84 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 18 (0.23%) Ripple
6 14 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
8 10 (0.13%) Shopify
9 9 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 9 (0.11%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.10%) SunGard GMI
10 8 (0.10%) thinkFolio
11 7 (0.088%) Distributed Ledger
11 7 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.088%) WebTrends
12 5 (0.063%) SDL Web 8
13 4 (0.050%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 4 (0.050%) FastStats
13 4 (0.050%) FastStats PeopleStage
13 4 (0.050%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 1,177 (14.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,025 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
3 265 (3.33%) SaaS
4 196 (2.46%) GitHub
5 140 (1.76%) Serverless
6 108 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 76 (0.95%) npm
8 72 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
9 68 (0.85%) PaaS
10 62 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
11 54 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
12 52 (0.65%) Amazon S3
13 44 (0.55%) Office 365
14 36 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
15 28 (0.35%) IaaS
16 27 (0.34%) NuGet
16 27 (0.34%) Slack
17 25 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
18 21 (0.26%) Heroku
18 21 (0.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 153 (1.92%) HTTP
2 133 (1.67%) Internet
3 34 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.23%) SSL
5 14 (0.18%) Intranet
6 13 (0.16%) AMQP
7 9 (0.11%) SMS
7 9 (0.11%) SMTP
8 6 (0.075%) Bluetooth
8 6 (0.075%) Skype
9 5 (0.063%) DNS
9 5 (0.063%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.063%) Network Security
9 5 (0.063%) VoIP
9 5 (0.063%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.050%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.050%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 4 (0.050%) SAN
10 4 (0.050%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.038%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,862 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 742 (9.32%) MySQL
3 507 (6.37%) NoSQL
4 500 (6.28%) Relational Database
5 386 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 331 (4.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 330 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
8 322 (4.04%) MongoDB
9 291 (3.65%) Big Data
10 249 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
11 243 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 171 (2.15%) Redis
13 168 (2.11%) Power BI
14 166 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
15 139 (1.75%) Oracle Database
16 138 (1.73%) RDBMS
17 126 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
18 124 (1.56%) Hadoop
19 116 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
20 109 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,323 (16.61%) Git (software)
2 477 (5.99%) Jenkins
3 387 (4.86%) Visual Studio
4 325 (4.08%) Maven
5 317 (3.98%) JIRA
6 308 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 222 (2.79%) Selenium
8 194 (2.44%) Subversion
9 184 (2.31%) TeamCity
10 182 (2.29%) JUnit
11 181 (2.27%) webpack
12 177 (2.22%) gulp
13 169 (2.12%) Cucumber
14 160 (2.01%) NUnit
15 146 (1.83%) Eclipse
16 145 (1.82%) Gradle
17 132 (1.66%) Grunt
18 127 (1.59%) Jasmine
19 117 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
20 95 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,640 (20.60%) Finance
2 489 (6.14%) Banking
3 458 (5.75%) Retail
4 266 (3.34%) Games
5 234 (2.94%) Marketing
6 177 (2.22%) Advertising
7 156 (1.96%) Front Office
8 123 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 109 (1.37%) Law
10 87 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 77 (0.97%) Legal
12 76 (0.95%) Electronics
13 72 (0.90%) Investment Banking
14 70 (0.88%) Automotive
15 63 (0.79%) Back Office
16 42 (0.53%) Publishing
17 32 (0.40%) Financial Institution
18 31 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
19 20 (0.25%) Billing
20 14 (0.18%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,793 (35.07%) .NET
2 2,426 (30.47%) HTML
3 2,231 (28.02%) CSS
4 1,876 (23.56%) AngularJS
5 1,434 (18.01%) ASP.NET
6 1,186 (14.89%) React
7 1,126 (14.14%) Spring
8 1,119 (14.05%) Web Services
9 1,027 (12.90%) HTML5
10 964 (12.11%) jQuery
11 935 (11.74%) RESTful
12 769 (9.66%) ASP.NET MVC
13 757 (9.51%) REST
14 728 (9.14%) Node.js
15 718 (9.02%) ASP.NET Web API
16 678 (8.51%) .NET Framework
17 620 (7.79%) CSS3
18 425 (5.34%) XML
19 418 (5.25%) Spring Boot
20 396 (4.97%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 652 (8.19%) Greenfield Project
2 619 (7.77%) Fintech
3 535 (6.72%) User Experience
4 396 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
5 273 (3.43%) Mobile App
6 211 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
7 202 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
8 151 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 99 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 96 (1.21%) Equities
11 87 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 87 (1.09%) Hedge funds
12 83 (1.04%) Derivative
13 69 (0.87%) Fixed Income
14 61 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
15 41 (0.51%) N-Tier
16 36 (0.45%) Bitcoin
17 35 (0.44%) Client/Server
18 34 (0.43%) NHS
19 32 (0.40%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 675 (8.48%) Linux
2 346 (4.35%) Windows
3 288 (3.62%) Apple iOS
4 283 (3.55%) Android
5 252 (3.16%) Unix
6 46 (0.58%) Windows Server
7 34 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 20 (0.25%) Solaris
9 19 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 18 (0.23%) VMS
11 16 (0.20%) CentOS
12 13 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.15%) Debian
14 8 (0.10%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.088%) DC/OS
15 7 (0.088%) Mesosphere
16 4 (0.050%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.038%) Android TV
18 2 (0.025%) tvOS
18 2 (0.025%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,870 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1,869 (23.47%) MVC
3 1,853 (23.27%) TDD
4 1,220 (15.32%) Microservices
5 1,212 (15.22%) Scrum
6 1,159 (14.55%) Software Engineering
7 917 (11.52%) OO
8 883 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
9 801 (10.06%) Front End Development
10 796 (10.00%) Web Development
11 784 (9.85%) DevOps
12 765 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
13 709 (8.90%) Mentoring
14 655 (8.23%) BDD
15 654 (8.21%) Unit Testing
16 603 (7.57%) Test Automation
17 583 (7.32%) SDLC
18 562 (7.06%) Computer Science
19 531 (6.67%) E-Commerce
20 460 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3,488 (43.80%) JavaScript
2 2,971 (37.31%) C#
3 2,617 (32.86%) Java
4 2,451 (30.78%) SQL
5 886 (11.13%) Python
6 818 (10.27%) PHP
7 564 (7.08%) Java 8
8 516 (6.48%) T-SQL
9 398 (5.00%) C++
10 311 (3.91%) TypeScript
11 285 (3.58%) Ruby
12 257 (3.23%) Scala
13 226 (2.84%) ES6
14 166 (2.08%) Go
15 162 (2.03%) PL/SQL
16 149 (1.87%) VB.NET
17 136 (1.71%) Apple Swift
18 127 (1.59%) Objective-C
19 125 (1.57%) C
20 117 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 795 (9.98%) Degree
2 233 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (0.84%) Security Cleared
4 46 (0.58%) SC Cleared
5 43 (0.54%) Master's Degree
6 42 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
8 32 (0.40%) PhD
9 13 (0.16%) DBS Check
9 13 (0.16%) MCP
10 10 (0.13%) MCPD
11 8 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (0.088%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.088%) BC Cleared
13 6 (0.075%) MCSE
14 5 (0.063%) CISSP
15 4 (0.050%) PMI Certification
16 3 (0.038%) DV Cleared
16 3 (0.038%) SAFe Agilist
17 2 (0.025%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 327 (4.11%) QA
2 40 (0.50%) GDPR
3 21 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.21%) MiFID
5 13 (0.16%) WAI
6 8 (0.10%) EMIR
6 8 (0.10%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.075%) SLA
8 5 (0.063%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.063%) WCAG
9 4 (0.050%) FATCA
9 4 (0.050%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.050%) PSD2
10 3 (0.038%) DICOM
11 2 (0.025%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.013%) IFRS
12 1 (0.013%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.013%) SEPA
System Software
1 736 (9.24%) Docker
2 30 (0.38%) HDFS
3 28 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 22 (0.28%) GridGain
5 21 (0.26%) Active Directory
6 15 (0.19%) Varnish
7 11 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (0.088%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.038%) Firmware
10 3 (0.038%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.025%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.013%) LXC
12 1 (0.013%) Platform Symphony
12 1 (0.013%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 313 (3.93%) Kubernetes
2 100 (1.26%) Ansible
3 98 (1.23%) Terraform
4 90 (1.13%) Puppet
5 63 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
7 23 (0.29%) Packer
8 15 (0.19%) Graphite
8 15 (0.19%) Oozie
9 14 (0.18%) Grafana
9 14 (0.18%) Kibana
9 14 (0.18%) Mesos
10 13 (0.16%) Consul
11 10 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.088%) Hadoop YARN
12 7 (0.088%) Marathon
13 5 (0.063%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.063%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.063%) Rancher
14 4 (0.050%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,140 (14.32%) Microsoft
2 597 (7.50%) Oracle
3 248 (3.11%) Google
4 114 (1.43%) Zend
5 106 (1.33%) Xamarin
6 101 (1.27%) Tableau
7 92 (1.16%) SAP
8 62 (0.78%) Apple
9 58 (0.73%) Red Hat
9 58 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
10 56 (0.70%) Adobe
11 54 (0.68%) IBM
11 54 (0.68%) Sitecore
12 43 (0.54%) Atlassian
13 34 (0.43%) TIBCO
14 33 (0.41%) MuleSoft
15 32 (0.40%) Informatica
16 29 (0.36%) Splunk
17 25 (0.31%) DevExpress
18 23 (0.29%) Sybase