Period
to 12 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 42 61
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 5,106 5,371 6,864
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.76% 5.45% 4.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.21% 5.72% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4,285 4,595 5,898
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £46,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 82,213 93,949 139,629
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,418 76,325 112,066
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 12 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Top 18 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 May 2021. 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 4,606 £62,500 +0.81% 1,031
UK excluding London +1 2,722 £55,000 +4.76% 663
London +3 2,114 £75,000 - 440
Work from Home +1 1,182 £62,500 +6.38% 241
South East +2 801 £60,000 +4.35% 157
North of England -5 627 £52,500 +5.00% 193
South West +22 487 £50,000 - 84
Midlands +4 394 £50,000 -2.91% 115
North West -8 337 £52,500 - 121
West Midlands +11 244 £50,000 -4.76% 71
Yorkshire -12 232 £50,000 - 55
Scotland 0 210 £55,000 +4.76% 45
East Midlands -9 149 £50,000 - 42
East of England -9 121 £60,000 +9.09% 39
Wales +13 70 £48,500 +2.11% 17
North East +30 58 £52,500 +23.53% 17
Northern Ireland -19 13 £50,000 - 13
Isle of Man - 2 £42,500 -

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, 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 2,423 (47.45%) JavaScript
2 2,181 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
3 1,772 (34.70%) C#
4 1,723 (33.74%) .NET
5 1,451 (28.42%) SQL
6 1,437 (28.14%) HTML
7 1,427 (27.95%) CSS
8 1,321 (25.87%) Azure
9 1,218 (23.85%) React
10 1,165 (22.82%) Java
11 1,017 (19.92%) AngularJS
12 1,005 (19.68%) AWS
13 989 (19.37%) Microservices
14 987 (19.33%) DevOps
15 963 (18.86%) Docker
16 936 (18.33%) TDD
17 900 (17.63%) Git (software)
18 879 (17.22%) SQL Server
19 847 (16.59%) .NET Core
20 841 (16.47%) Finance
21 823 (16.12%) MVC
22 755 (14.79%) Social Skills
23 753 (14.75%) TypeScript
24 732 (14.34%) Software Engineering
25 704 (13.79%) Front End Development
26 703 (13.77%) Mentoring
27 702 (13.75%) Node.js
28 650 (12.73%) ASP.NET
29 645 (12.63%) Kubernetes
30 592 (11.59%) Scrum

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
1 186 (3.64%) CMS
2 143 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
3 112 (2.19%) WordPress
4 96 (1.88%) SharePoint
5 90 (1.76%) Confluence
6 62 (1.21%) IIS
7 61 (1.19%) EPiServer
8 54 (1.06%) Umbraco
9 47 (0.92%) Apache
9 47 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
10 36 (0.71%) Kentico
11 29 (0.57%) Drupal
12 28 (0.55%) Apache Spark
13 22 (0.43%) Apache Solr
13 22 (0.43%) NServiceBus
14 21 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (0.31%) Headless CMS
15 16 (0.31%) Tomcat
16 15 (0.29%) nginx
17 10 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 38 (0.74%) Photoshop
2 26 (0.51%) Sketch
3 20 (0.39%) Figma
4 13 (0.25%) Adobe XD
5 9 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 9 (0.18%) Zeplin
6 8 (0.16%) UXPin
7 7 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.14%) InVision
8 5 (0.098%) Adobe After Effects
8 5 (0.098%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.098%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (0.078%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.078%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (0.059%) GIMP
11 1 (0.020%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 86 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
3 36 (0.71%) Magento
4 21 (0.41%) nopCommerce
5 7 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.14%) Shopify
6 4 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.078%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.078%) FINCAD Analytics
6 4 (0.078%) MetaTrader
7 3 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.059%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 3 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.059%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.039%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.039%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.039%) Summit
9 1 (0.020%) Maximo
9 1 (0.020%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,321 (25.87%) Azure
2 1,005 (19.68%) AWS
3 362 (7.09%) SaaS
4 234 (4.58%) Serverless
5 216 (4.23%) GCP
6 115 (2.25%) Azure Service Bus
7 110 (2.15%) Power Platform
8 104 (2.04%) GitHub
9 95 (1.86%) PaaS
10 91 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
10 91 (1.78%) Azure App Service
11 90 (1.76%) Azure Service Fabric
12 84 (1.65%) Azure Functions
13 82 (1.61%) Amazon S3
14 69 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
15 67 (1.31%) npm
16 66 (1.29%) Azure Storage
17 64 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
18 54 (1.06%) Azure Key Vault
19 47 (0.92%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 84 (1.65%) HTTP
2 41 (0.80%) Internet
3 32 (0.63%) Broadband
4 31 (0.61%) SSL
5 23 (0.45%) Skype
6 19 (0.37%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.22%) FTP
8 10 (0.20%) Firewall
9 9 (0.18%) Bluetooth
10 6 (0.12%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.12%) Intranet
10 6 (0.12%) VPN
11 5 (0.098%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.078%) SMTP
12 4 (0.078%) SSH
13 3 (0.059%) AMQP
13 3 (0.059%) VoIP
14 2 (0.039%) DHCP
14 2 (0.039%) DNS
14 2 (0.039%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 879 (17.22%) SQL Server
2 490 (9.60%) MySQL
3 348 (6.82%) NoSQL
4 288 (5.64%) PostgreSQL
5 287 (5.62%) MongoDB
6 198 (3.88%) Relational Database
7 112 (2.19%) Big Data
8 109 (2.13%) Redis
9 85 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
9 85 (1.66%) Power BI
9 85 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 83 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 66 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
12 50 (0.98%) RDBMS
13 45 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 44 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
15 41 (0.80%) Hadoop
16 38 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 35 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
18 34 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 900 (17.63%) Git (software)
2 302 (5.91%) Jenkins
3 216 (4.23%) JIRA
4 153 (3.00%) Maven
5 130 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 129 (2.53%) webpack
7 118 (2.31%) JUnit
8 109 (2.13%) Visual Studio
9 92 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
10 83 (1.63%) Bitbucket
11 76 (1.49%) Gradle
12 75 (1.47%) TeamCity
13 74 (1.45%) Selenium
14 72 (1.41%) gulp
15 67 (1.31%) Grunt
16 65 (1.27%) Cypress.io
17 63 (1.23%) Mockito
18 47 (0.92%) NUnit
19 41 (0.80%) Subversion
20 40 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 841 (16.47%) Finance
2 755 (14.79%) Social Skills
3 272 (5.33%) Marketing
4 242 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
5 193 (3.78%) Banking
6 178 (3.49%) Retail
7 175 (3.43%) Games
8 173 (3.39%) Public Sector
9 115 (2.25%) Manufacturing
10 107 (2.10%) Organisational Skills
11 104 (2.04%) Telecoms
12 93 (1.82%) Electronics
13 76 (1.49%) Front Office
14 59 (1.16%) Investment Banking
15 57 (1.12%) Automotive
16 54 (1.06%) Advertising
17 47 (0.92%) Legal
18 46 (0.90%) Law
19 39 (0.76%) Financial Institution
20 33 (0.65%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,723 (33.74%) .NET
2 1,437 (28.14%) HTML
3 1,427 (27.95%) CSS
4 1,218 (23.85%) React
5 1,017 (19.92%) AngularJS
6 847 (16.59%) .NET Core
7 702 (13.75%) Node.js
8 650 (12.73%) ASP.NET
9 591 (11.57%) REST
10 530 (10.38%) Web Services
11 527 (10.32%) Spring
12 525 (10.28%) RESTful
13 476 (9.32%) Vue.js
14 437 (8.56%) .NET Framework
15 423 (8.28%) HTML5
16 408 (7.99%) jQuery
17 371 (7.27%) ASP.NET Web API
18 302 (5.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 300 (5.88%) CSS3
20 295 (5.78%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 464 (9.09%) User Experience
2 376 (7.36%) Greenfield Project
3 329 (6.44%) Mobile App
4 104 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 91 (1.78%) Algorithms
6 86 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 71 (1.39%) Derivative
8 70 (1.37%) NHS
9 66 (1.29%) N-Tier
10 62 (1.21%) Virtual Team
11 57 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 57 (1.12%) Equities
12 53 (1.04%) Blog
13 48 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
14 47 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 43 (0.84%) Reinsurance
16 42 (0.82%) Social Media
17 39 (0.76%) Cloud Native
18 33 (0.65%) Fixed Income
18 33 (0.65%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 376 (7.36%) Linux
2 224 (4.39%) Android
3 205 (4.01%) Apple iOS
4 156 (3.06%) Windows
5 89 (1.74%) Unix
6 48 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 37 (0.72%) Ubuntu
8 15 (0.29%) CentOS
9 10 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.14%) Debian
11 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.078%) VMS
13 2 (0.039%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.039%) watchOS
14 1 (0.020%) Fedora
14 1 (0.020%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.020%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,181 (42.71%) Agile Software Development
2 989 (19.37%) Microservices
3 987 (19.33%) DevOps
4 936 (18.33%) TDD
5 823 (16.12%) MVC
6 732 (14.34%) Software Engineering
7 704 (13.79%) Front End Development
8 703 (13.77%) Mentoring
9 592 (11.59%) Scrum
10 476 (9.32%) Fintech
11 449 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
12 446 (8.73%) Test Automation
13 440 (8.62%) OO
14 410 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
15 390 (7.64%) Unit Testing
16 378 (7.40%) Web Development
17 348 (6.82%) SDLC
18 334 (6.54%) Computer Science
19 322 (6.31%) BDD
20 312 (6.11%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 2,423 (47.45%) JavaScript
2 1,772 (34.70%) C#
3 1,451 (28.42%) SQL
4 1,165 (22.82%) Java
5 753 (14.75%) TypeScript
6 583 (11.42%) PHP
7 571 (11.18%) Python
8 279 (5.46%) T-SQL
9 188 (3.68%) ES6
10 160 (3.13%) Java 8
11 157 (3.07%) C++
12 151 (2.96%) Ruby
13 150 (2.94%) Kotlin
14 146 (2.86%) Go
15 93 (1.82%) PowerShell
16 90 (1.76%) Apple Swift
16 90 (1.76%) Scala
17 64 (1.25%) Bash Shell
18 53 (1.04%) C
19 50 (0.98%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 461 (9.03%) Degree
2 172 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 103 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 82 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 68 (1.33%) Master's Degree
6 28 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (0.31%) PhD
8 11 (0.22%) AWS Certification
9 10 (0.20%) MCSD
10 9 (0.18%) HNC
11 7 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.14%) SANS
12 3 (0.059%) MBA
13 2 (0.039%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.039%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.039%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.039%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.020%) ISEB
14 1 (0.020%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.020%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (3.94%) QA
2 18 (0.35%) GRC
2 18 (0.35%) WAI
2 18 (0.35%) WCAG
3 17 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.22%) SLA
5 5 (0.098%) MiFID
6 4 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.078%) EMIR
6 4 (0.078%) GDPR
7 3 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.039%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.039%) PSD2
9 1 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 963 (18.86%) Docker
2 11 (0.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.059%) KVM
4 2 (0.039%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.020%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.020%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.020%) Samba
5 1 (0.020%) Squid
5 1 (0.020%) Varnish
5 1 (0.020%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.020%) vSphere
5 1 (0.020%) Xen
Systems Management
1 645 (12.63%) Kubernetes
2 192 (3.76%) Terraform
3 72 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (1.18%) Ansible
5 24 (0.47%) Puppet
6 15 (0.29%) Prometheus
7 13 (0.25%) Grafana
8 11 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.16%) FlexNet
9 8 (0.16%) Kibana
10 5 (0.098%) Marathon
10 5 (0.098%) Rancher
11 4 (0.078%) Mesos
12 3 (0.059%) MIIS
13 2 (0.039%) Istio
13 2 (0.039%) Sysdig
13 2 (0.039%) vCenter Server
14 1 (0.020%) Consul
14 1 (0.020%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 512 (10.03%) Microsoft
2 211 (4.13%) Oracle
3 181 (3.54%) Google
4 105 (2.06%) SAP
5 99 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
6 78 (1.53%) Zend
7 63 (1.23%) Adobe
8 61 (1.19%) Apple
9 60 (1.18%) Nintex
10 57 (1.12%) Xamarin
11 54 (1.06%) Sitecore
12 24 (0.47%) Telerik
13 23 (0.45%) Facebook
14 19 (0.37%) Atlassian
14 19 (0.37%) DoubleClick
15 17 (0.33%) Spotify
15 17 (0.33%) WooCommerce
16 15 (0.29%) IBM
16 15 (0.29%) ServiceNow
16 15 (0.29%) Solace