Period
to 28 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 54 39 45
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 6,760 2,947 7,213
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.32% 5.94% 5.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.83% 6.25% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4,881 2,604 6,270
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
75th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 115,936 47,164 131,103
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.20% 95.02% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 80,093 39,498 106,150
10th Percentile £31,888 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 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 -15 5,947 £67,500 +12.50% 1,086
London -2 3,351 £80,000 +10.34% 528
UK excluding London -24 2,903 £57,500 +4.55% 625
Work from Home -11 1,833 £65,000 +13.04% 280
South East -19 934 £60,000 - 109
North of England -32 647 £57,500 +9.00% 215
Midlands -16 458 £55,000 +9.45% 116
South West -5 374 £54,000 +4.76% 59
North West -39 346 £60,000 +9.09% 142
West Midlands -2 302 £60,000 +20.00% 70
Scotland -9 278 £61,250 +11.36% 47
Yorkshire -32 231 £57,500 +21.05% 53
East Midlands -27 137 £52,500 -4.55% 46
East of England -62 107 £62,500 +4.17% 55
Wales -33 76 £55,000 +10.00% 14
North East -9 70 £52,500 +8.25% 20
Northern Ireland -21 44 £50,000 -16.67% 10

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 3,070 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2,965 (43.86%) JavaScript
3 2,214 (32.75%) React
4 2,133 (31.55%) .NET
5 2,086 (30.86%) C#
6 1,762 (26.07%) Java
7 1,754 (25.95%) SQL
8 1,700 (25.15%) Azure
9 1,692 (25.03%) HTML
10 1,533 (22.68%) CSS
11 1,438 (21.27%) AngularJS
12 1,409 (20.84%) AWS
13 1,371 (20.28%) TDD
14 1,287 (19.04%) Microservices
15 1,272 (18.82%) Git (software)
16 1,212 (17.93%) Full Stack Development
17 1,184 (17.51%) Social Skills
18 1,176 (17.40%) Finance
19 1,168 (17.28%) Docker
20 1,166 (17.25%) TypeScript
21 1,150 (17.01%) Software Engineering
22 1,140 (16.86%) Node.js
23 1,133 (16.76%) Mentoring
24 1,074 (15.89%) Python
25 1,023 (15.13%) DevOps
26 985 (14.57%) Scrum
27 969 (14.33%) .NET Core
28 955 (14.13%) SQL Server
28 955 (14.13%) REST
29 916 (13.55%) 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
1 236 (3.49%) CMS
2 203 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
3 157 (2.32%) WordPress
4 117 (1.73%) Confluence
5 70 (1.04%) Apache
6 66 (0.98%) Apache Spark
7 58 (0.86%) IIS
8 50 (0.74%) EPiServer
9 48 (0.71%) Drupal
10 43 (0.64%) Headless CMS
10 43 (0.64%) SharePoint
11 37 (0.55%) Apache Solr
11 37 (0.55%) Umbraco
12 32 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
13 26 (0.38%) Kentico
14 23 (0.34%) Tomcat
15 18 (0.27%) JBoss
15 18 (0.27%) OnBase
16 17 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
17 16 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 57 (0.84%) Figma
2 39 (0.58%) Sketch
3 37 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
4 25 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 24 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
6 21 (0.31%) Adobe XD
7 18 (0.27%) InVision
8 12 (0.18%) MS Visio
9 8 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.12%) GIMP
10 4 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.059%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.059%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 4 (0.059%) UXPin
11 2 (0.030%) Blender
11 2 (0.030%) Campfire
11 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.015%) InDesign
12 1 (0.015%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.015%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 45 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
2 38 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (0.38%) Magento
4 16 (0.24%) MetaTrader
5 13 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
6 12 (0.18%) Shopify
7 10 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 9 (0.13%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 8 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.059%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.044%) Carpe Diem
11 3 (0.044%) Elite 3E
11 3 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.044%) SAP S/4HANA
12 2 (0.030%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 2 (0.030%) Loan IQ
12 2 (0.030%) Markit EDM
12 2 (0.030%) nopCommerce
12 2 (0.030%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 1,700 (25.15%) Azure
2 1,409 (20.84%) AWS
3 490 (7.25%) SaaS
4 488 (7.22%) GCP
5 429 (6.35%) Serverless
6 307 (4.54%) GitHub
7 203 (3.00%) AWS Lambda
8 188 (2.78%) npm
9 158 (2.34%) Amazon S3
10 153 (2.26%) Power Platform
11 122 (1.80%) Azure Functions
12 98 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
13 97 (1.43%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 97 (1.43%) Azure Service Bus
14 71 (1.05%) Azure Event Grid
15 60 (0.89%) Firebase
16 58 (0.86%) Azure Service Fabric
16 58 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
17 56 (0.83%) CloudFront
18 53 (0.78%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 181 (2.68%) Broadband
2 128 (1.89%) HTTP
3 82 (1.21%) Internet
4 40 (0.59%) DNS
5 37 (0.55%) SSL
6 31 (0.46%) AMQP
6 31 (0.46%) Bluetooth
7 30 (0.44%) TCP/IP
8 16 (0.24%) DVB
9 12 (0.18%) MQTT
10 11 (0.16%) Modbus
11 10 (0.15%) Firewall
11 10 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
12 9 (0.13%) FTP
13 6 (0.089%) Asterisk PBX
13 6 (0.089%) SMS
13 6 (0.089%) SMTP
13 6 (0.089%) SWIFTNet
14 4 (0.059%) Intranet
14 4 (0.059%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 955 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 575 (8.51%) MySQL
3 486 (7.19%) NoSQL
4 434 (6.42%) MongoDB
5 359 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
6 323 (4.78%) Relational Database
7 210 (3.11%) Big Data
8 197 (2.91%) Redis
9 140 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 125 (1.85%) Power BI
11 113 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 96 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
13 91 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
14 83 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
15 78 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 65 (0.96%) Hadoop
17 64 (0.95%) RDBMS
18 62 (0.92%) Amazon Athena
18 62 (0.92%) Data Lake
19 57 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,272 (18.82%) Git (software)
2 456 (6.75%) Jenkins
3 305 (4.51%) JIRA
4 257 (3.80%) webpack
5 204 (3.02%) Maven
6 179 (2.65%) Bitbucket
7 175 (2.59%) JUnit
8 162 (2.40%) Visual Studio
9 144 (2.13%) Selenium
10 135 (2.00%) TeamCity
11 131 (1.94%) GitLab
12 103 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
13 87 (1.29%) Cypress.io
14 84 (1.24%) CircleCI
15 81 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
16 80 (1.18%) Mockito
17 65 (0.96%) Mercurial
18 61 (0.90%) NUnit
19 59 (0.87%) Gradle
19 59 (0.87%) Jasmine
General
1 1,184 (17.51%) Social Skills
2 1,176 (17.40%) Finance
3 301 (4.45%) Banking
4 298 (4.41%) Marketing
5 262 (3.88%) Retail
6 256 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
7 254 (3.76%) Games
8 218 (3.22%) Public Sector
9 145 (2.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 120 (1.78%) Manufacturing
11 114 (1.69%) Organisational Skills
12 110 (1.63%) Investment Banking
13 105 (1.55%) Front Office
14 91 (1.35%) Automotive
15 79 (1.17%) Advertising
16 74 (1.09%) Financial Institution
17 67 (0.99%) Law
18 61 (0.90%) Legal
19 56 (0.83%) Telecoms
20 55 (0.81%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,214 (32.75%) React
2 2,133 (31.55%) .NET
3 1,692 (25.03%) HTML
4 1,533 (22.68%) CSS
5 1,438 (21.27%) AngularJS
6 1,140 (16.86%) Node.js
7 969 (14.33%) .NET Core
8 955 (14.13%) REST
9 864 (12.78%) Spring
10 681 (10.07%) RESTful
11 666 (9.85%) HTML5
12 651 (9.63%) Vue.js
13 642 (9.50%) Web Services
14 558 (8.25%) ASP.NET
15 462 (6.83%) Sass
16 439 (6.49%) .NET Framework
17 418 (6.18%) Redux
18 407 (6.02%) Spring Boot
19 388 (5.74%) ASP.NET Web API
20 374 (5.53%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 730 (10.80%) User Experience
2 574 (8.49%) Greenfield Project
3 373 (5.52%) Mobile App
4 252 (3.73%) Social Media
5 146 (2.16%) Derivative
6 142 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
7 124 (1.83%) Algorithms
8 113 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
9 93 (1.38%) Video\Live Streaming
10 91 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 89 (1.32%) Cloud Native
12 87 (1.29%) Virtual Team
13 82 (1.21%) Data Structures
14 81 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
15 78 (1.15%) Equities
16 72 (1.07%) Video on Demand
17 67 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
18 64 (0.95%) Fixed Income
19 63 (0.93%) Over-the-Top Content
20 60 (0.89%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 470 (6.95%) Linux
2 300 (4.44%) Windows
3 275 (4.07%) Android
4 270 (3.99%) Apple iOS
5 104 (1.54%) Unix
6 26 (0.38%) Windows Server
7 19 (0.28%) Mac OS
8 17 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
9 12 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.15%) CentOS
11 9 (0.13%) Mesosphere
12 7 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.10%) VMS
13 4 (0.059%) watchOS
14 2 (0.030%) AIX
14 2 (0.030%) Fedora
15 1 (0.015%) HPUX
15 1 (0.015%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.015%) Solaris
15 1 (0.015%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,070 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,371 (20.28%) TDD
3 1,287 (19.04%) Microservices
4 1,212 (17.93%) Full Stack Development
5 1,150 (17.01%) Software Engineering
6 1,133 (16.76%) Mentoring
7 1,023 (15.13%) DevOps
8 985 (14.57%) Scrum
9 916 (13.55%) Front End Development
10 815 (12.06%) MVC
11 633 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
12 598 (8.85%) Fintech
13 555 (8.21%) Unit Testing
14 554 (8.20%) Web Development
15 552 (8.17%) OO
16 550 (8.14%) Test Automation
17 525 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
18 513 (7.59%) BDD
19 507 (7.50%) SDLC
20 430 (6.36%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2,965 (43.86%) JavaScript
2 2,086 (30.86%) C#
3 1,762 (26.07%) Java
4 1,754 (25.95%) SQL
5 1,166 (17.25%) TypeScript
6 1,074 (15.89%) Python
7 549 (8.12%) PHP
8 247 (3.65%) T-SQL
9 242 (3.58%) ES6
10 234 (3.46%) Java 8
11 210 (3.11%) Kotlin
12 199 (2.94%) Go
13 196 (2.90%) C++
14 133 (1.97%) Ruby
15 122 (1.80%) PowerShell
16 121 (1.79%) Java 11
17 118 (1.75%) C
18 103 (1.52%) Apple Swift
19 85 (1.26%) Scala
20 73 (1.08%) ES7
Qualifications
1 470 (6.95%) Degree
2 237 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 219 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 182 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 51 (0.75%) Master's Degree
6 37 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (0.46%) AWS Certification
8 28 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
9 16 (0.24%) PhD
10 13 (0.19%) SANS
11 10 (0.15%) SAFe Agilist
12 8 (0.12%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.074%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.074%) MBA
13 5 (0.074%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.030%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.030%) MCSD
14 2 (0.030%) Sun Certification
15 1 (0.015%) CEH
15 1 (0.015%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (4.10%) QA
2 154 (2.28%) Accessibility
3 45 (0.67%) GDPR
4 35 (0.52%) WCAG
5 27 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.19%) PMO
7 8 (0.12%) ISO 20022
8 6 (0.089%) ISO 15022
9 5 (0.074%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.030%) GRC
11 2 (0.030%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.030%) SLA
12 1 (0.015%) HL7
12 1 (0.015%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,168 (17.28%) Docker
2 14 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.044%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.030%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.015%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.015%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 794 (11.75%) Kubernetes
2 269 (3.98%) Terraform
3 68 (1.01%) Ansible
3 68 (1.01%) Prometheus
4 58 (0.86%) Grafana
5 33 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (0.30%) Istio
7 18 (0.27%) Bugsnag
7 18 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (0.22%) Graphite
8 15 (0.22%) Graylog
8 15 (0.22%) Kibana
8 15 (0.22%) Opsgenie
8 15 (0.22%) Puppet
9 12 (0.18%) Consul
10 9 (0.13%) Automic
11 5 (0.074%) MIIS
12 2 (0.030%) Control-M
12 2 (0.030%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.030%) SCCM
Vendors
1 754 (11.15%) Microsoft
2 283 (4.19%) Google
3 258 (3.82%) Oracle
4 98 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 93 (1.38%) SAP
6 61 (0.90%) Xamarin
6 61 (0.90%) Zend
7 55 (0.81%) Apple
8 48 (0.71%) ServiceNow
9 43 (0.64%) Atlassian
10 40 (0.59%) Adobe
10 40 (0.59%) Sitecore
11 39 (0.58%) Splunk
12 36 (0.53%) Guidewire
13 28 (0.41%) MuleSoft
13 28 (0.41%) Spotify
14 27 (0.40%) TIBCO
15 25 (0.37%) Solace
16 23 (0.34%) IBM
17 22 (0.33%) Sony