Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 50 57
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 9551 9845 10315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.30% 5.20% 4.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.53% 5.39% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8097 8799 9277
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 9015 £55,000 - 648
UK excluding London -1 5243 £50,000 +5.26% 361
London -5 4180 £65,000 - 313
South East +8 1678 £52,500 - 91
North of England -6 1209 £45,000 -2.17% 107
Midlands +9 774 £45,000 - 56
North West -6 700 £47,500 - 55
East of England +11 612 £52,500 -4.55% 42
South West +2 564 £47,500 +5.56% 39
West Midlands +1 473 £47,500 +5.56% 29
Yorkshire +3 447 £45,000 -2.17% 46
Scotland -2 332 £50,000 +11.11% 20
East Midlands +11 302 £45,000 -1.10% 26
Wales -33 81 £45,000 +1.12% 4
North East +22 62 £40,000 +2.56% 6
Northern Ireland -31 7 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 4688 (49.08%) Agile Software Development
2 4426 (46.34%) JavaScript
3 3700 (38.74%) C#
4 3493 (36.57%) .NET
5 3319 (34.75%) HTML
6 3178 (33.27%) Java
7 3013 (31.55%) CSS
8 2994 (31.35%) SQL
9 2823 (29.56%) MVC
10 2386 (24.98%) AngularJS
11 2311 (24.20%) SQL Server
12 2302 (24.10%) TDD
13 2217 (23.21%) Finance
14 2079 (21.77%) ASP.NET
15 1524 (15.96%) jQuery
16 1485 (15.55%) Scrum
17 1478 (15.47%) OO
18 1475 (15.44%) Web Services
19 1401 (14.67%) HTML5
20 1377 (14.42%) Git (software)
21 1355 (14.19%) Spring
22 1280 (13.40%) Microsoft
23 1243 (13.01%) ASP.NET MVC
24 1226 (12.84%) Web Development
25 1166 (12.21%) Software Engineering
26 1104 (11.56%) Degree
27 1102 (11.54%) RESTful
28 1086 (11.37%) React
29 1056 (11.06%) PHP
30 1032 (10.81%) Amazon AWS

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
1 398 (4.17%) CMS
2 349 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
2 349 (3.65%) Tomcat
3 287 (3.00%) Apache
4 201 (2.10%) JBoss
5 162 (1.70%) IIS
6 143 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 143 (1.50%) Confluence
7 133 (1.39%) SharePoint
8 122 (1.28%) Drupal
9 115 (1.20%) Umbraco
10 114 (1.19%) WordPress
11 112 (1.17%) Apache Solr
12 105 (1.10%) WebSphere
13 83 (0.87%) WebLogic
14 73 (0.76%) nginx
15 64 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
16 63 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 58 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
18 53 (0.55%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 103 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (0.81%) Photoshop
3 71 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 12 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.052%) Moqups
8 4 (0.042%) InDesign
8 4 (0.042%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.031%) EngageOne
9 3 (0.031%) SPSS
10 2 (0.021%) Autodesk Inventor
10 2 (0.021%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.021%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.021%) Revit
10 2 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.010%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.010%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.010%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 93 (0.97%) Magento
2 77 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 39 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 22 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 14 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
8 7 (0.073%) Temenos T24
9 6 (0.063%) Revive Adserver
10 5 (0.052%) nopCommerce
10 5 (0.052%) Oracle TCA
10 5 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.052%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.052%) SAP S/4HANA
10 5 (0.052%) Shopify
11 4 (0.042%) Eloqua
11 4 (0.042%) OpenCart
11 4 (0.042%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 3 (0.031%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 1032 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 833 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 279 (2.92%) SaaS
4 264 (2.76%) GitHub
5 128 (1.34%) npm
6 87 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 70 (0.73%) Serverless
8 67 (0.70%) Amazon S3
8 67 (0.70%) PaaS
9 57 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
9 57 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
10 56 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
11 49 (0.51%) Office 365
12 44 (0.46%) Slack
13 41 (0.43%) Heroku
14 37 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
15 30 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 28 (0.29%) Force.com
17 27 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
18 25 (0.26%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 188 (1.97%) Internet
2 172 (1.80%) HTTP
3 55 (0.58%) AMQP
4 50 (0.52%) Intranet
5 47 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 35 (0.37%) SMS
7 27 (0.28%) Broadband
8 18 (0.19%) DNS
9 15 (0.16%) SSH
9 15 (0.16%) SSL
10 14 (0.15%) VoIP
11 13 (0.14%) Firewall
11 13 (0.14%) LDAP
12 12 (0.13%) SMTP
13 11 (0.12%) Ethernet
14 10 (0.10%) InfiniBand
14 10 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.10%) ZigBee
15 9 (0.094%) Skype
16 8 (0.084%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2311 (24.20%) SQL Server
2 983 (10.29%) MySQL
3 790 (8.27%) NoSQL
4 522 (5.47%) Relational Database
5 495 (5.18%) MongoDB
6 391 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 385 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
8 373 (3.91%) Big Data
9 328 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 262 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 253 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
12 237 (2.48%) Redis
13 196 (2.05%) RDBMS
14 194 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
15 192 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
16 187 (1.96%) Hadoop
17 153 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 138 (1.44%) Oracle Database
19 135 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 106 (1.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1377 (14.42%) Git (software)
2 549 (5.75%) Visual Studio
3 509 (5.33%) Jenkins
4 484 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 405 (4.24%) JIRA
6 402 (4.21%) Maven
7 388 (4.06%) Subversion
8 369 (3.86%) JUnit
9 301 (3.15%) TeamCity
10 274 (2.87%) NUnit
11 238 (2.49%) Selenium
12 210 (2.20%) gulp
13 168 (1.76%) Grunt
13 168 (1.76%) webpack
14 132 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
15 130 (1.36%) Jasmine
16 117 (1.23%) Mockito
17 116 (1.21%) Cucumber
18 107 (1.12%) Gradle
19 103 (1.08%) Eclipse
General
1 2217 (23.21%) Finance
2 978 (10.24%) Banking
3 570 (5.97%) Investment Banking
4 457 (4.78%) Marketing
5 415 (4.35%) Retail
6 406 (4.25%) Retail Banking
7 299 (3.13%) Front Office
8 265 (2.77%) Games
9 251 (2.63%) Telecoms
10 250 (2.62%) Advertising
11 213 (2.23%) Electronics
12 180 (1.88%) Manufacturing
13 126 (1.32%) Publishing
14 99 (1.04%) Financial Institution
15 97 (1.02%) Back Office
16 84 (0.88%) Law
17 79 (0.83%) Legal
18 51 (0.53%) Automotive
19 49 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
20 21 (0.22%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3493 (36.57%) .NET
2 3319 (34.75%) HTML
3 3013 (31.55%) CSS
4 2386 (24.98%) AngularJS
5 2079 (21.77%) ASP.NET
6 1524 (15.96%) jQuery
7 1475 (15.44%) Web Services
8 1401 (14.67%) HTML5
9 1355 (14.19%) Spring
10 1243 (13.01%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1102 (11.54%) RESTful
12 1086 (11.37%) React
13 950 (9.95%) Node.js
14 925 (9.68%) .NET Framework
15 862 (9.03%) ASP.NET Web API
16 856 (8.96%) REST
17 837 (8.76%) CSS3
18 749 (7.84%) XML
19 710 (7.43%) Hibernate
20 651 (6.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 809 (8.47%) Greenfield Project
2 743 (7.78%) Computer Science
3 609 (6.38%) User Experience
4 523 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 427 (4.47%) Fintech
6 335 (3.51%) Mobile App
7 317 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
8 246 (2.58%) Derivative
9 182 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 129 (1.35%) Algorithms
11 124 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
12 120 (1.26%) Equities
13 101 (1.06%) Social Media
14 99 (1.04%) Hedge funds
15 98 (1.03%) iPad
16 85 (0.89%) Management Information System
17 81 (0.85%) Data Structures
18 77 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
19 74 (0.77%) N-Tier
20 73 (0.76%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1013 (10.61%) Linux
2 467 (4.89%) Windows
3 368 (3.85%) Unix
4 312 (3.27%) Android
5 238 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 38 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 33 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 19 (0.20%) Solaris
10 17 (0.18%) Mac OS X
11 16 (0.17%) CentOS
12 15 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.12%) Windows Phone
14 9 (0.094%) Debian
15 7 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.063%) Nucleus RTOS
17 4 (0.042%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (0.042%) Windows Server 2012
18 3 (0.031%) Fedora
18 3 (0.031%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4688 (49.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2823 (29.56%) MVC
3 2302 (24.10%) TDD
4 1485 (15.55%) Scrum
5 1478 (15.47%) OO
6 1226 (12.84%) Web Development
7 1166 (12.21%) Software Engineering
8 1021 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
9 972 (10.18%) Mentoring
10 949 (9.94%) Unit Testing
11 945 (9.89%) Front End Development
12 895 (9.37%) SDLC
13 893 (9.35%) Microservices
14 857 (8.97%) BDD
15 759 (7.95%) Test Automation
16 654 (6.85%) E-Commerce
17 602 (6.30%) OOP
18 600 (6.28%) DevOps
19 540 (5.65%) SOLID
20 484 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4426 (46.34%) JavaScript
2 3700 (38.74%) C#
3 3178 (33.27%) Java
4 2994 (31.35%) SQL
5 1056 (11.06%) PHP
6 942 (9.86%) Python
7 587 (6.15%) C++
8 566 (5.93%) T-SQL
9 349 (3.65%) Scala
10 292 (3.06%) TypeScript
11 285 (2.98%) Ruby
12 264 (2.76%) VB.NET
13 247 (2.59%) ES6
14 245 (2.57%) PL/SQL
15 214 (2.24%) C
16 152 (1.59%) Shell Script
17 135 (1.41%) Bash Shell
18 101 (1.06%) Perl
19 100 (1.05%) Objective-C
20 97 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 1104 (11.56%) Degree
2 322 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 85 (0.89%) Security Cleared
4 82 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 45 (0.47%) PhD
7 31 (0.32%) MCPD
8 30 (0.31%) Master's Degree
9 28 (0.29%) MCP
10 19 (0.20%) MCTS
11 13 (0.14%) MCSD
12 11 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
13 10 (0.10%) Sun Certification
14 9 (0.094%) MCAD
15 7 (0.073%) DV Cleared
16 6 (0.063%) Postgraduate
17 4 (0.042%) PMI Certification
18 3 (0.031%) BPSS Clearance
18 3 (0.031%) OCP
18 3 (0.031%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 377 (3.95%) QA
2 35 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.23%) SLA
4 21 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.15%) WAI
6 13 (0.14%) SEPA
7 11 (0.12%) GCP
8 10 (0.10%) GAMP
9 8 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.073%) MiFID
10 7 (0.073%) WCAG
11 6 (0.063%) Basel III
12 4 (0.042%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.042%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.021%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.021%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.010%) IFRS
14 1 (0.010%) IFRS 9
14 1 (0.010%) PMO
14 1 (0.010%) PSD2
System Software
1 516 (5.40%) Docker
2 34 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 32 (0.34%) HDFS
4 15 (0.16%) Firmware
5 8 (0.084%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.084%) Samba
5 8 (0.084%) Squid
5 8 (0.084%) Varnish
6 7 (0.073%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.031%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.031%) vSphere
8 2 (0.021%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.010%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.010%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.010%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.010%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 146 (1.53%) Puppet
2 137 (1.43%) Ansible
3 85 (0.89%) Kubernetes
4 83 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
5 71 (0.74%) Terraform
6 51 (0.53%) Kibana
7 38 (0.40%) logstash
8 35 (0.37%) Packer
9 21 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
10 15 (0.16%) Capistrano
11 13 (0.14%) Consul
11 13 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
11 13 (0.14%) Opsview
12 8 (0.084%) Salt
13 7 (0.073%) Rancher
14 5 (0.052%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.052%) Tivoli
15 4 (0.042%) Mesos
15 4 (0.042%) OpenNebula
15 4 (0.042%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1280 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 760 (7.96%) Oracle
3 323 (3.38%) Google
4 197 (2.06%) SAP
5 173 (1.81%) Zend
6 123 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
7 119 (1.25%) Tableau
8 105 (1.10%) IBM
9 95 (0.99%) Xamarin
10 93 (0.97%) Sitecore
11 80 (0.84%) Sybase
12 77 (0.81%) TIBCO
13 72 (0.75%) Adobe
14 62 (0.65%) Twitter
15 61 (0.64%) Apple
16 48 (0.50%) hybris
16 48 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
17 40 (0.42%) Facebook
18 30 (0.31%) Telerik
19 26 (0.27%) Atlassian