Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 51 56
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 9419 9917 10153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.41% 5.19% 4.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.65% 5.39% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7936 8864 9044
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 8853 £55,000 - 485
UK excluding London +3 5102 £50,000 +5.26% 281
London -6 4188 £65,000 - 226
South East +5 1517 £52,500 +0.96% 69
North of England -4 1203 £45,000 - 78
Midlands +9 774 £47,500 +5.56% 51
North West +1 706 £47,500 +3.26% 39
East of England +12 624 £50,000 -9.09% 35
South West -2 543 £47,500 +5.56% 26
West Midlands +8 506 £47,500 +11.76% 25
Yorkshire +5 448 £45,000 - 31
Scotland +12 363 £50,000 +11.11% 12
East Midlands +4 268 £45,000 -5.26% 26
Wales -28 78 £45,000 +5.88% 9
North East +26 49 £40,000 - 8
Northern Ireland -35 9 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Isle of Man - 2 £56,250 -

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4598 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
2 4269 (45.32%) JavaScript
3 3639 (38.63%) C#
4 3417 (36.28%) .NET
5 3290 (34.93%) HTML
6 3179 (33.75%) Java
7 3012 (31.98%) SQL
8 3007 (31.92%) CSS
9 2776 (29.47%) MVC
10 2372 (25.18%) TDD
11 2352 (24.97%) AngularJS
12 2322 (24.65%) SQL Server
13 2244 (23.82%) Finance
14 2036 (21.62%) ASP.NET
15 1541 (16.36%) OO
16 1503 (15.96%) jQuery
17 1482 (15.73%) Web Services
18 1436 (15.25%) Scrum
19 1407 (14.94%) Git (software)
20 1405 (14.92%) Spring
21 1399 (14.85%) HTML5
22 1341 (14.24%) Microsoft
23 1236 (13.12%) Web Development
24 1223 (12.98%) ASP.NET MVC
25 1123 (11.92%) Software Engineering
26 1089 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
27 1056 (11.21%) RESTful
28 1055 (11.20%) Degree
29 1003 (10.65%) React
30 994 (10.55%) Banking

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
1 406 (4.31%) CMS
2 375 (3.98%) Tomcat
3 348 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
4 285 (3.03%) Apache
5 223 (2.37%) JBoss
6 152 (1.61%) IIS
7 146 (1.55%) Confluence
8 140 (1.49%) Apache Spark
9 130 (1.38%) SharePoint
10 124 (1.32%) Drupal
11 120 (1.27%) WebSphere
12 118 (1.25%) Umbraco
13 109 (1.16%) Apache Solr
14 103 (1.09%) WordPress
15 86 (0.91%) WebLogic
16 77 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
17 76 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 63 (0.67%) nginx
19 58 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
20 55 (0.58%) Mule
Applications
1 97 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (0.81%) Photoshop
3 67 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 17 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.074%) Moqups
8 4 (0.042%) InDesign
9 3 (0.032%) 3ds Max
9 3 (0.032%) Autodesk Inventor
9 3 (0.032%) EngageOne
9 3 (0.032%) Maya
9 3 (0.032%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.032%) Revit
9 3 (0.032%) SPSS
10 2 (0.021%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.021%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.011%) GIMP
11 1 (0.011%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 88 (0.93%) Magento
2 77 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 35 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 21 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
6 19 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 13 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.12%) Eloqua
8 11 (0.12%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
10 7 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.074%) Temenos T24
11 6 (0.064%) Revive Adserver
12 5 (0.053%) nopCommerce
12 5 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
12 5 (0.053%) Oracle Retail
12 5 (0.053%) Oracle TCA
12 5 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 5 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
12 5 (0.053%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 955 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 793 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 296 (3.14%) SaaS
4 240 (2.55%) GitHub
5 122 (1.30%) npm
6 81 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 77 (0.82%) PaaS
8 64 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 63 (0.67%) Serverless
10 55 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 54 (0.57%) Amazon S3
11 54 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
12 43 (0.46%) Office 365
13 37 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
14 34 (0.36%) Slack
15 29 (0.31%) Firebase
16 27 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 25 (0.27%) Heroku
18 24 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
18 24 (0.25%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 195 (2.07%) Internet
2 183 (1.94%) HTTP
3 43 (0.46%) AMQP
4 40 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 38 (0.40%) Intranet
6 24 (0.25%) SMS
7 20 (0.21%) Broadband
8 19 (0.20%) DNS
9 17 (0.18%) SMTP
10 15 (0.16%) SSH
10 15 (0.16%) VoIP
11 13 (0.14%) Firewall
12 12 (0.13%) LDAP
12 12 (0.13%) SSL
13 11 (0.12%) Ethernet
13 11 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.11%) InfiniBand
14 10 (0.11%) Skype
14 10 (0.11%) ZigBee
15 8 (0.085%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2322 (24.65%) SQL Server
2 933 (9.91%) MySQL
3 810 (8.60%) NoSQL
4 556 (5.90%) Relational Database
5 492 (5.22%) MongoDB
6 458 (4.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 354 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 347 (3.68%) Big Data
9 344 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
10 311 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
11 267 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
12 228 (2.42%) Redis
13 214 (2.27%) RDBMS
14 210 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
15 203 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
16 195 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 172 (1.83%) Hadoop
18 144 (1.53%) Oracle Database
19 132 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 131 (1.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1407 (14.94%) Git (software)
2 552 (5.86%) Jenkins
3 539 (5.72%) Visual Studio
4 466 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 446 (4.74%) Maven
6 412 (4.37%) JIRA
6 412 (4.37%) JUnit
7 407 (4.32%) Subversion
8 311 (3.30%) TeamCity
9 306 (3.25%) NUnit
10 260 (2.76%) Selenium
11 198 (2.10%) gulp
12 155 (1.65%) Grunt
13 154 (1.63%) webpack
14 140 (1.49%) Mockito
15 132 (1.40%) Jasmine
16 131 (1.39%) Cucumber
17 126 (1.34%) Gradle
18 120 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
19 105 (1.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 2244 (23.82%) Finance
2 994 (10.55%) Banking
3 616 (6.54%) Investment Banking
4 496 (5.27%) Marketing
5 428 (4.54%) Retail Banking
6 398 (4.23%) Retail
7 300 (3.19%) Front Office
8 251 (2.66%) Telecoms
9 241 (2.56%) Games
10 224 (2.38%) Electronics
11 211 (2.24%) Advertising
12 186 (1.97%) Manufacturing
13 126 (1.34%) Publishing
14 98 (1.04%) Financial Institution
15 96 (1.02%) Legal
16 92 (0.98%) Back Office
17 76 (0.81%) Law
18 56 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
19 51 (0.54%) Automotive
20 16 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3417 (36.28%) .NET
2 3290 (34.93%) HTML
3 3007 (31.92%) CSS
4 2352 (24.97%) AngularJS
5 2036 (21.62%) ASP.NET
6 1503 (15.96%) jQuery
7 1482 (15.73%) Web Services
8 1405 (14.92%) Spring
9 1399 (14.85%) HTML5
10 1223 (12.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1056 (11.21%) RESTful
12 1003 (10.65%) React
13 936 (9.94%) REST
14 895 (9.50%) .NET Framework
15 886 (9.41%) Node.js
16 837 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
17 833 (8.84%) CSS3
18 803 (8.53%) XML
19 779 (8.27%) Hibernate
20 663 (7.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 801 (8.50%) Greenfield Project
2 694 (7.37%) Computer Science
3 639 (6.78%) User Experience
4 495 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 400 (4.25%) Fintech
6 346 (3.67%) Mobile App
7 299 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
8 254 (2.70%) Derivative
9 185 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 131 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
11 125 (1.33%) Algorithms
12 123 (1.31%) iPad
13 118 (1.25%) Hedge funds
14 107 (1.14%) Social Media
15 101 (1.07%) Equities
16 89 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
17 86 (0.91%) Data Structures
18 83 (0.88%) Management Information System
19 82 (0.87%) N-Tier
20 80 (0.85%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 969 (10.29%) Linux
2 476 (5.05%) Windows
3 355 (3.77%) Unix
4 327 (3.47%) Android
5 237 (2.52%) Apple iOS
6 39 (0.41%) Windows Server
7 28 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 19 (0.20%) Solaris
10 17 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 16 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.14%) CentOS
13 8 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.074%) Debian
14 7 (0.074%) Windows Phone
15 6 (0.064%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.053%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (0.042%) VMS
18 3 (0.032%) AIX
18 3 (0.032%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4598 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2776 (29.47%) MVC
3 2372 (25.18%) TDD
4 1541 (16.36%) OO
5 1436 (15.25%) Scrum
6 1236 (13.12%) Web Development
7 1123 (11.92%) Software Engineering
8 1089 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
9 965 (10.25%) Mentoring
10 932 (9.89%) Unit Testing
11 915 (9.71%) Front End Development
12 913 (9.69%) BDD
13 885 (9.40%) SDLC
14 865 (9.18%) Microservices
15 792 (8.41%) Test Automation
16 629 (6.68%) E-Commerce
17 581 (6.17%) OOP
18 560 (5.95%) DevOps
19 558 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
20 509 (5.40%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 4269 (45.32%) JavaScript
2 3639 (38.63%) C#
3 3179 (33.75%) Java
4 3012 (31.98%) SQL
5 963 (10.22%) PHP
6 921 (9.78%) Python
7 606 (6.43%) T-SQL
8 567 (6.02%) C++
9 346 (3.67%) Scala
10 301 (3.20%) TypeScript
11 287 (3.05%) PL/SQL
12 248 (2.63%) VB.NET
13 247 (2.62%) ES6
14 240 (2.55%) Ruby
15 193 (2.05%) C
16 158 (1.68%) Shell Script
17 144 (1.53%) Bash Shell
18 107 (1.14%) Perl
19 97 (1.03%) Objective-C
20 91 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 1055 (11.20%) Degree
2 300 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 92 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (0.78%) Security Cleared
5 48 (0.51%) SC Cleared
6 39 (0.41%) PhD
7 27 (0.29%) Master's Degree
8 23 (0.24%) MCPD
9 20 (0.21%) MCP
10 17 (0.18%) MCTS
11 15 (0.16%) MCSD
12 10 (0.11%) Sun Certification
13 9 (0.096%) MCAD
13 9 (0.096%) Numerate Degree
14 8 (0.085%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.064%) Postgraduate
16 5 (0.053%) HND
17 4 (0.042%) PMI Certification
18 3 (0.032%) OCP
18 3 (0.032%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 362 (3.84%) QA
2 33 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 20 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.20%) SLA
5 16 (0.17%) MiFID
6 15 (0.16%) SEPA
7 12 (0.13%) WAI
8 11 (0.12%) GCP
9 9 (0.096%) GAMP
10 6 (0.064%) Basel III
10 6 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.042%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.032%) EMIR
14 2 (0.021%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.021%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.021%) WCAG
15 1 (0.011%) DO-178B
15 1 (0.011%) IFRS
15 1 (0.011%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 462 (4.90%) Docker
2 27 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.24%) HDFS
4 17 (0.18%) Firmware
5 11 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.096%) Varnish
7 8 (0.085%) Samba
7 8 (0.085%) Squid
8 7 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.053%) vSphere
10 3 (0.032%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.021%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.021%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.011%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.011%) Dovecot
12 1 (0.011%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.011%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 143 (1.52%) Puppet
2 125 (1.33%) Ansible
3 88 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 78 (0.83%) Kubernetes
5 58 (0.62%) Terraform
6 42 (0.45%) Kibana
7 35 (0.37%) logstash
8 27 (0.29%) Packer
9 15 (0.16%) Capistrano
9 15 (0.16%) Opsview
10 12 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
11 10 (0.11%) Salt
12 9 (0.096%) Rancher
13 8 (0.085%) HAProxy
13 8 (0.085%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.053%) Consul
14 5 (0.053%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.042%) Grafana
15 4 (0.042%) HockeyApp
15 4 (0.042%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 1341 (14.24%) Microsoft
2 795 (8.44%) Oracle
3 253 (2.69%) Google
4 210 (2.23%) SAP
5 162 (1.72%) Zend
6 140 (1.49%) Tableau
7 123 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
8 116 (1.23%) Sitecore
9 104 (1.10%) IBM
10 102 (1.08%) Xamarin
11 89 (0.94%) Sybase
12 76 (0.81%) TIBCO
13 71 (0.75%) Adobe
14 62 (0.66%) Apple
15 51 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
16 50 (0.53%) hybris
17 44 (0.47%) Facebook
18 31 (0.33%) Atlassian
19 29 (0.31%) Splunk
20 27 (0.29%) Twitter