Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Developer
UK
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 428 461 484
Rank change year-on-year +33 +23 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 538 920 1,065
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.64% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.67% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 489 911 1,001
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £42,000 £38,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £77,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 82,408 137,994 166,782
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.96% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66,025 109,657 135,534
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Developer.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Developer over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software 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 Software Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 6 June 2020. 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 +54 471 £55,000 - 48
UK excluding London +56 447 £52,500 +5.00% 39
South East +86 212 £55,000 - 10
North of England +65 90 £50,000 +5.26% 17
London +61 77 £67,500 -3.57% 14
North West +62 53 £50,000 - 9
Scotland +38 38 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Midlands +81 36 £55,000 +12.82% 2
Work from Home -10 35 £57,500 +6.98% 4
South West +44 29 £50,000 +7.53% 3
Yorkshire +65 26 £50,000 +11.11% 7
East of England +21 22 £46,158 -7.69% 2
East Midlands +67 19 £50,000 -
West Midlands +52 17 £55,000 +15.79% 2
North East +11 11 £45,000 - 1
Northern Ireland +27 10 £47,500 +33.80%
Wales +4 10 £42,678 -6.72% 2

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, Senior Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 322 (59.85%) C#
2 316 (58.74%) .NET
3 302 (56.13%) JavaScript
4 289 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
5 202 (37.55%) SQL
6 184 (34.20%) SQL Server
7 173 (32.16%) Azure
8 163 (30.30%) CSS
8 163 (30.30%) HTML
9 140 (26.02%) AngularJS
10 138 (25.65%) Software Engineering
11 135 (25.09%) ASP.NET
12 125 (23.23%) Microsoft
13 120 (22.30%) MVC
14 108 (20.07%) jQuery
14 108 (20.07%) .NET Core
15 105 (19.52%) Scrum
15 105 (19.52%) TDD
16 100 (18.59%) .NET Framework
16 100 (18.59%) React
17 93 (17.29%) DevOps
18 89 (16.54%) Greenfield Project
19 88 (16.36%) Mentoring
19 88 (16.36%) REST
20 86 (15.99%) Git (software)
20 86 (15.99%) ASP.NET Web API
21 84 (15.61%) Java
22 82 (15.24%) OO
22 82 (15.24%) Web Development
22 82 (15.24%) AWS

Senior Software 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 21 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.35%) IIS
3 9 (1.67%) OpenStack
4 8 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.12%) WordPress
6 4 (0.74%) Apache
7 3 (0.56%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.37%) CMS
9 1 (0.19%) Drupal
9 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 173 (32.16%) Azure
2 82 (15.24%) AWS
3 76 (14.13%) SaaS
4 29 (5.39%) GCP
5 19 (3.53%) Office 365
6 13 (2.42%) PaaS
7 11 (2.04%) GitHub
8 10 (1.86%) Serverless
9 9 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.93%) Heroku
11 4 (0.74%) IaaS
12 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.37%) Slack
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.19%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.19%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.93%) HTTP
1 5 (0.93%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.74%) InfiniBand
3 3 (0.56%) FTP
3 3 (0.56%) SMS
4 2 (0.37%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.19%) Broadband
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.19%) Network Security
5 1 (0.19%) Wireless
5 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (34.20%) SQL Server
2 51 (9.48%) MySQL
3 49 (9.11%) Relational Database
4 29 (5.39%) NoSQL
5 10 (1.86%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.49%) Redis
7 7 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.12%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.93%) Amazon Athena
9 5 (0.93%) Big Data
9 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.74%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.56%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.37%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 86 (15.99%) Git (software)
2 41 (7.62%) Jenkins
2 41 (7.62%) Visual Studio
3 34 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (5.58%) Selenium
5 28 (5.20%) JIRA
6 13 (2.42%) SoapUI
7 9 (1.67%) Ant
8 8 (1.49%) JUnit
9 7 (1.30%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.12%) webpack
11 5 (0.93%) Apache Ivy
11 5 (0.93%) RSpec
12 4 (0.74%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.74%) Maven
12 4 (0.74%) Moq
13 3 (0.56%) Mocha
13 3 (0.56%) Mockito
13 3 (0.56%) WiX
General
1 53 (9.85%) Finance
2 27 (5.02%) Manufacturing
3 20 (3.72%) Retail
4 18 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.16%) Electronics
5 17 (3.16%) Public Sector
6 14 (2.60%) Marketing
7 12 (2.23%) Aerospace
8 11 (2.04%) Banking
9 9 (1.67%) Games
10 7 (1.30%) Law
10 7 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.74%) Advertising
11 4 (0.74%) Front Office
12 3 (0.56%) Automotive
12 3 (0.56%) Back Office
12 3 (0.56%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (58.74%) .NET
2 163 (30.30%) CSS
2 163 (30.30%) HTML
3 140 (26.02%) AngularJS
4 135 (25.09%) ASP.NET
5 108 (20.07%) .NET Core
5 108 (20.07%) jQuery
6 100 (18.59%) .NET Framework
6 100 (18.59%) React
7 88 (16.36%) REST
8 86 (15.99%) ASP.NET Web API
9 68 (12.64%) SOAP
10 63 (11.71%) Entity Framework
10 63 (11.71%) Node.js
11 62 (11.52%) Ajax
11 62 (11.52%) Web Services
12 56 (10.41%) HTML5
13 53 (9.85%) Sass
13 53 (9.85%) WCF
14 42 (7.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 89 (16.54%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (7.43%) User Experience
3 38 (7.06%) Mobile App
4 24 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (2.97%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.30%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.74%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.74%) Derivative
11 4 (0.74%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.37%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.37%) Cyber Defence
13 2 (0.37%) iPhone
14 1 (0.19%) Acoustics
14 1 (0.19%) Digital Signage
14 1 (0.19%) SIMD
Operating Systems
1 73 (13.57%) Linux
2 26 (4.83%) Windows
3 19 (3.53%) Unix
4 13 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.04%) Android
6 7 (1.30%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.56%) CentOS
8 3 (0.56%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.37%) tvOS
10 1 (0.19%) Debian
10 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.19%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (25.65%) Software Engineering
3 120 (22.30%) MVC
4 105 (19.52%) Scrum
4 105 (19.52%) TDD
5 93 (17.29%) DevOps
6 88 (16.36%) Mentoring
7 82 (15.24%) OO
7 82 (15.24%) Web Development
8 73 (13.57%) OOP
9 64 (11.90%) Test Automation
10 63 (11.71%) Microservices
10 63 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
11 56 (10.41%) BDD
11 56 (10.41%) Computer Science
12 50 (9.29%) SDLC
13 47 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
14 45 (8.36%) Unit Testing
15 34 (6.32%) OO PHP
16 32 (5.95%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 322 (59.85%) C#
2 302 (56.13%) JavaScript
3 202 (37.55%) SQL
4 84 (15.61%) Java
5 65 (12.08%) PHP
6 52 (9.67%) Python
7 50 (9.29%) C++
8 37 (6.88%) TypeScript
9 31 (5.76%) VB.NET
10 29 (5.39%) T-SQL
11 25 (4.65%) C
12 18 (3.35%) Ruby
12 18 (3.35%) VB
13 16 (2.97%) VB6
14 8 (1.49%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.49%) Scala
15 6 (1.12%) Kotlin
15 6 (1.12%) R
16 5 (0.93%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 78 (14.50%) Degree
2 40 (7.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.93%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.56%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.88%) QA
2 26 (4.83%) GDPR
3 21 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 57 (10.59%) Docker
2 5 (0.93%) Firmware
3 4 (0.74%) GPFS
3 4 (0.74%) Lustre
3 4 (0.74%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (7.99%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.60%) Puppet
3 6 (1.12%) Ansible
4 3 (0.56%) Terraform
5 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 125 (23.23%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.95%) Xamarin
3 31 (5.76%) Oracle
4 17 (3.16%) Zend
5 13 (2.42%) SAP
6 8 (1.49%) Google
7 6 (1.12%) IBM
8 5 (0.93%) Micro Focus
8 5 (0.93%) Telerik
9 4 (0.74%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.37%) Apple
10 2 (0.37%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.37%) Sencha
10 2 (0.37%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco
11 1 (0.19%) Demandware
11 1 (0.19%) iManage
11 1 (0.19%) VMware