Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 51 56
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 8,996 9,051 10,204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.09% 5.18% 4.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.29% 5.37% 5.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7,953 8,095 9,257
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £81,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 170,110 168,598 202,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 139,266 140,109 169,391
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 February 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 20 February 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 0 8,548 £55,000 - 1,306
UK excluding London -4 5,093 £50,000 - 782
London 0 3,803 £65,000 - 590
South East +8 1,727 £52,500 - 193
North of England -4 1,264 £45,000 -5.26% 231
Midlands -3 691 £45,000 - 128
North West -12 673 £47,500 - 119
East of England -4 574 £55,000 - 100
Yorkshire +4 517 £45,000 - 88
South West -4 494 £50,000 +5.26% 64
West Midlands -3 423 £47,500 +5.56% 70
Scotland -20 292 £50,000 +5.26% 41
East Midlands -8 274 £47,500 +4.40% 58
North East -3 74 £40,000 +5.26% 24
Wales -61 54 £45,000 - 13
Northern Ireland -22 10 £41,500 -17.00% 12
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 4,415 (49.08%) JavaScript
2 4,404 (48.96%) Agile Software Development
3 3,426 (38.08%) C#
4 3,308 (36.77%) HTML
5 3,277 (36.43%) .NET
6 3,021 (33.58%) CSS
7 2,885 (32.07%) Java
8 2,810 (31.24%) SQL
9 2,520 (28.01%) MVC
10 2,222 (24.70%) AngularJS
11 2,072 (23.03%) TDD
12 2,067 (22.98%) SQL Server
13 1,906 (21.19%) ASP.NET
14 1,798 (19.99%) Finance
15 1,514 (16.83%) jQuery
16 1,481 (16.46%) Scrum
17 1,401 (15.57%) Git (software)
18 1,330 (14.78%) HTML5
19 1,309 (14.55%) Web Services
20 1,306 (14.52%) OO
21 1,263 (14.04%) Spring
22 1,212 (13.47%) Software Engineering
23 1,200 (13.34%) Web Development
24 1,180 (13.12%) PHP
25 1,172 (13.03%) React
26 1,122 (12.47%) Microsoft
27 1,112 (12.36%) Degree
28 1,090 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
29 1,089 (12.11%) Node.js
30 1,019 (11.33%) 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
1 363 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
2 341 (3.79%) CMS
3 259 (2.88%) Apache
4 218 (2.42%) Tomcat
5 155 (1.72%) JBoss
6 135 (1.50%) IIS
7 129 (1.43%) SharePoint
8 115 (1.28%) Umbraco
9 108 (1.20%) Apache Spark
10 104 (1.16%) Confluence
11 103 (1.14%) WordPress
12 98 (1.09%) Drupal
13 91 (1.01%) WebSphere
14 85 (0.94%) nginx
15 79 (0.88%) Apache Solr
16 67 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 54 (0.60%) WebLogic
18 44 (0.49%) NServiceBus
19 42 (0.47%) Mule
20 41 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 57 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 18 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.067%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.033%) S-PLUS
7 3 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.022%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.022%) Autodesk Inventor
8 2 (0.022%) Blender
8 2 (0.022%) InDesign
8 2 (0.022%) Revit
9 1 (0.011%) GIMP
9 1 (0.011%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.011%) Weka
Business Applications
1 77 (0.86%) Magento
2 67 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 41 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
5 29 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
6 11 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.089%) SAP Hybris
8 6 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.067%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.056%) Shopify
10 4 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.033%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.033%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.033%) Eloqua
11 3 (0.033%) OpenCart
11 3 (0.033%) Oracle TCA
11 3 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
11 3 (0.033%) Summit
12 2 (0.022%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1,019 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
2 820 (9.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 306 (3.40%) GitHub
4 233 (2.59%) SaaS
5 145 (1.61%) npm
6 80 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 74 (0.82%) Amazon S3
8 72 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 69 (0.77%) Heroku
10 68 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
10 68 (0.76%) Office 365
11 66 (0.73%) Serverless
11 66 (0.73%) Slack
12 61 (0.68%) PaaS
13 36 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
13 36 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
14 32 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 31 (0.34%) Force.com
16 29 (0.32%) OpenShift
17 28 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 174 (1.93%) HTTP
2 162 (1.80%) Internet
3 74 (0.82%) Intranet
4 57 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 37 (0.41%) AMQP
6 33 (0.37%) SMS
7 30 (0.33%) SSH
8 26 (0.29%) Broadband
9 21 (0.23%) SSL
10 19 (0.21%) DNS
11 12 (0.13%) Firewall
11 12 (0.13%) Skype
12 11 (0.12%) DHCP
13 10 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (0.11%) Wireless
14 8 (0.089%) ZigBee
15 7 (0.078%) Bluetooth
15 7 (0.078%) Ethernet
16 6 (0.067%) InfiniBand
16 6 (0.067%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,067 (22.98%) SQL Server
2 1,013 (11.26%) MySQL
3 729 (8.10%) NoSQL
4 465 (5.17%) MongoDB
5 447 (4.97%) Relational Database
6 381 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
7 376 (4.18%) Big Data
8 275 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 263 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 239 (2.66%) Redis
11 178 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
12 172 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
13 164 (1.82%) RDBMS
14 159 (1.77%) Hadoop
15 146 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
16 141 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 133 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
18 121 (1.35%) Oracle Database
19 102 (1.13%) Blockchain
20 85 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,401 (15.57%) Git (software)
2 516 (5.74%) Visual Studio
3 439 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 411 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 332 (3.69%) Subversion
6 328 (3.65%) JIRA
7 300 (3.33%) Maven
8 247 (2.75%) JUnit
9 233 (2.59%) gulp
10 220 (2.45%) webpack
11 213 (2.37%) TeamCity
12 212 (2.36%) Selenium
13 194 (2.16%) NUnit
14 177 (1.97%) Grunt
15 157 (1.75%) Jasmine
16 137 (1.52%) Cucumber
17 113 (1.26%) Eclipse
18 109 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
19 103 (1.14%) MSTest
20 101 (1.12%) Gradle
General
1 1,798 (19.99%) Finance
2 630 (7.00%) Banking
3 430 (4.78%) Retail
4 324 (3.60%) Advertising
5 316 (3.51%) Games
6 278 (3.09%) Marketing
7 232 (2.58%) Investment Banking
8 173 (1.92%) Telecoms
9 171 (1.90%) Front Office
10 120 (1.33%) Retail Banking
11 100 (1.11%) Back Office
11 100 (1.11%) Electronics
12 99 (1.10%) Manufacturing
13 95 (1.06%) Law
14 82 (0.91%) Publishing
15 77 (0.86%) Financial Institution
16 63 (0.70%) Legal
17 51 (0.57%) Automotive
18 33 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
19 20 (0.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,308 (36.77%) HTML
2 3,277 (36.43%) .NET
3 3,021 (33.58%) CSS
4 2,222 (24.70%) AngularJS
5 1,906 (21.19%) ASP.NET
6 1,514 (16.83%) jQuery
7 1,330 (14.78%) HTML5
8 1,309 (14.55%) Web Services
9 1,263 (14.04%) Spring
10 1,172 (13.03%) React
11 1,090 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1,089 (12.11%) Node.js
13 1,017 (11.31%) RESTful
14 893 (9.93%) .NET Framework
15 871 (9.68%) REST
16 808 (8.98%) ASP.NET Web API
17 793 (8.82%) CSS3
18 645 (7.17%) XML
19 603 (6.70%) WCF
20 577 (6.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 810 (9.00%) Computer Science
2 713 (7.93%) Greenfield Project
3 549 (6.10%) User Experience
4 499 (5.55%) Fintech
5 407 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
6 311 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
7 306 (3.40%) Mobile App
8 154 (1.71%) Algorithms
9 112 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 107 (1.19%) Data Structures
11 104 (1.16%) Equities
12 100 (1.11%) Derivative
13 84 (0.93%) Management Information System
14 72 (0.80%) Hedge funds
15 67 (0.74%) Social Media
16 65 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
17 55 (0.61%) Online Games
18 54 (0.60%) Fixed Income
19 48 (0.53%) N-Tier
20 45 (0.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 925 (10.28%) Linux
2 425 (4.72%) Windows
3 304 (3.38%) Unix
4 282 (3.13%) Android
5 264 (2.93%) Apple iOS
6 39 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 36 (0.40%) Mac OS
8 33 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (0.31%) Solaris
10 24 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 19 (0.21%) Nucleus RTOS
11 19 (0.21%) Windows Phone
12 18 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 17 (0.19%) CentOS
14 13 (0.14%) Debian
15 11 (0.12%) VMS
16 7 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.067%) Windows Server 2012
18 3 (0.033%) FreeBSD
18 3 (0.033%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,404 (48.96%) Agile Software Development
2 2,520 (28.01%) MVC
3 2,072 (23.03%) TDD
4 1,481 (16.46%) Scrum
5 1,306 (14.52%) OO
6 1,212 (13.47%) Software Engineering
7 1,200 (13.34%) Web Development
8 970 (10.78%) Front End Development
9 961 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
10 910 (10.12%) Mentoring
11 870 (9.67%) Unit Testing
12 835 (9.28%) Microservices
13 771 (8.57%) SDLC
14 745 (8.28%) BDD
15 694 (7.71%) Test Automation
16 651 (7.24%) DevOps
17 632 (7.03%) OOP
18 602 (6.69%) E-Commerce
19 509 (5.66%) SOLID
20 439 (4.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4,415 (49.08%) JavaScript
2 3,426 (38.08%) C#
3 2,885 (32.07%) Java
4 2,810 (31.24%) SQL
5 1,180 (13.12%) PHP
6 841 (9.35%) Python
7 538 (5.98%) C++
8 463 (5.15%) T-SQL
9 377 (4.19%) Ruby
10 309 (3.43%) Scala
11 301 (3.35%) TypeScript
12 287 (3.19%) ES6
13 248 (2.76%) C
14 220 (2.45%) VB.NET
15 168 (1.87%) PL/SQL
16 137 (1.52%) Apple Swift
17 127 (1.41%) Objective-C
18 116 (1.29%) PowerShell
19 105 (1.17%) Bash Shell
20 96 (1.07%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,112 (12.36%) Degree
2 340 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 79 (0.88%) Security Cleared
4 71 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 64 (0.71%) PhD
6 44 (0.49%) SC Cleared
7 26 (0.29%) Master's Degree
7 26 (0.29%) MCPD
8 25 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
9 23 (0.26%) MCP
10 16 (0.18%) MCTS
11 12 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (0.13%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.078%) MCSD
12 7 (0.078%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.067%) MCAD
14 5 (0.056%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.033%) OCP
16 2 (0.022%) AWS Certification
16 2 (0.022%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (4.07%) QA
2 33 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 23 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 20 (0.22%) SLA
5 9 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.10%) WAI
6 7 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.078%) WCAG
7 6 (0.067%) GAMP
8 5 (0.056%) MiFID
9 4 (0.044%) GCP
9 4 (0.044%) PSD2
9 4 (0.044%) SEPA
10 3 (0.033%) TickIT
11 2 (0.022%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.022%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.011%) Basel III
12 1 (0.011%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.011%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.011%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 557 (6.19%) Docker
2 46 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 39 (0.43%) HDFS
4 11 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.11%) Samba
5 10 (0.11%) Squid
6 8 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (0.089%) Varnish
7 6 (0.067%) Firmware
8 5 (0.056%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (0.044%) GridGain
9 4 (0.044%) LXC
10 3 (0.033%) vSphere
11 2 (0.022%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.011%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.011%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 135 (1.50%) Puppet
2 134 (1.49%) Ansible
3 103 (1.14%) Kubernetes
4 91 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 61 (0.68%) Terraform
6 45 (0.50%) Kibana
7 39 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
8 29 (0.32%) Packer
9 26 (0.29%) logstash
10 19 (0.21%) Consul
11 13 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
12 11 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
13 10 (0.11%) Capistrano
14 8 (0.089%) Salt
15 7 (0.078%) Rancher
16 6 (0.067%) Mesos
17 5 (0.056%) Graphite
18 4 (0.044%) Control-M
19 2 (0.022%) OpenNebula
19 2 (0.022%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 1,122 (12.47%) Microsoft
2 661 (7.35%) Oracle
3 362 (4.02%) Google
4 183 (2.03%) Zend
5 131 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
6 102 (1.13%) SAP
7 86 (0.96%) Capita
7 86 (0.96%) Twitter
8 72 (0.80%) IBM
8 72 (0.80%) Sitecore
9 68 (0.76%) Xamarin
10 53 (0.59%) Apple
11 48 (0.53%) Adobe
12 47 (0.52%) Tableau
13 45 (0.50%) Sybase
14 37 (0.41%) hybris
14 37 (0.41%) Telerik
15 33 (0.37%) TIBCO
16 29 (0.32%) WorldPay
17 27 (0.30%) Facebook