Period
to 19 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 464 483 518
Rank change year-on-year +19 +35 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 837 969 958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.59% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.61% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 714 872 853
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -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 130,312 158,067 167,756
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103,901 127,366 134,317
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Top 16 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 19 October 2019. 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 +23 714 £55,000 +4.76% 175
UK excluding London +15 612 £50,000 - 146
South East +43 258 £55,000 +4.76% 43
London +50 190 £72,500 +3.57% 44
North of England -6 123 £50,000 +5.26% 35
Scotland +9 67 £48,250 +7.22% 12
North West -1 60 £50,000 - 22
Midlands +42 57 £48,000 -8.57% 22
East of England +49 46 £50,000 -9.09% 16
Yorkshire -10 46 £50,000 +11.11% 12
West Midlands +45 44 £48,000 -20.00% 18
South West -21 41 £45,000 - 15
North East +31 18 £40,500 -7.43% 1
Wales +15 18 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East Midlands +24 13 £50,000 +21.21% 4
Northern Ireland -13 4 £57,500 +15.00% 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 506 (60.45%) C#
2 476 (56.87%) .NET
3 434 (51.85%) JavaScript
4 427 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
5 293 (35.01%) SQL Server
6 281 (33.57%) SQL
7 279 (33.33%) HTML
8 272 (32.50%) MVC
9 269 (32.14%) ASP.NET
10 263 (31.42%) CSS
11 214 (25.57%) AngularJS
12 199 (23.78%) Azure
13 198 (23.66%) Java
14 183 (21.86%) jQuery
15 181 (21.62%) Microsoft
16 178 (21.27%) Software Engineering
17 152 (18.16%) Python
18 142 (16.97%) Web Services
19 136 (16.25%) Mentoring
20 128 (15.29%) .NET Framework
21 127 (15.17%) AWS
21 127 (15.17%) Scrum
21 127 (15.17%) React
22 117 (13.98%) TDD
22 117 (13.98%) MySQL
23 115 (13.74%) Microservices
23 115 (13.74%) ASP.NET Web API
24 114 (13.62%) REST
25 113 (13.50%) Web Development
25 113 (13.50%) DevOps

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 33 (3.94%) IIS
2 21 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (2.51%) NServiceBus
3 19 (2.27%) JBoss
4 15 (1.79%) Confluence
4 15 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.31%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.96%) Apache
6 8 (0.96%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.72%) CMS
7 6 (0.72%) Drupal
8 5 (0.60%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.60%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.36%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.36%) WordPress
10 2 (0.24%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.24%) InDesign
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 199 (23.78%) Azure
2 127 (15.17%) AWS
3 62 (7.41%) SaaS
4 43 (5.14%) Serverless
5 39 (4.66%) GCP
6 26 (3.11%) AWS Lambda
7 22 (2.63%) Amazon S3
7 22 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
7 22 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (2.39%) Amazon ECS
9 18 (2.15%) OpenShift
10 11 (1.31%) GitHub
11 9 (1.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 8 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.84%) Azure Functions
13 7 (0.84%) npm
14 5 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.43%) HTTP
2 11 (1.31%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.72%) Internet
4 4 (0.48%) Wireless
5 2 (0.24%) Network Security
5 2 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.12%) Broadband
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.12%) LAN
6 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (35.01%) SQL Server
2 117 (13.98%) MySQL
3 99 (11.83%) NoSQL
4 53 (6.33%) Relational Database
5 43 (5.14%) MongoDB
6 38 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (3.70%) Redis
8 25 (2.99%) Big Data
9 18 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
9 18 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
10 13 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.96%) Amazon Athena
13 8 (0.96%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.60%) Parquet
16 4 (0.48%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 111 (13.26%) Git (software)
2 81 (9.68%) Visual Studio
3 57 (6.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (5.02%) Jenkins
5 40 (4.78%) Selenium
6 27 (3.23%) JIRA
7 25 (2.99%) NUnit
8 18 (2.15%) Artifactory
8 18 (2.15%) Moq
9 17 (2.03%) Ant
9 17 (2.03%) Apache Ivy
10 16 (1.91%) webpack
11 15 (1.79%) WiX
12 14 (1.67%) Cucumber
12 14 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (1.19%) TeamCity
14 9 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
15 7 (0.84%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.84%) WebDriver
16 6 (0.72%) IntelliJ
General
1 91 (10.87%) Finance
2 55 (6.57%) Retail
3 34 (4.06%) Marketing
4 20 (2.39%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.27%) Front Office
6 13 (1.55%) Banking
7 9 (1.08%) Public Sector
8 8 (0.96%) Automotive
8 8 (0.96%) Games
9 7 (0.84%) Electronics
9 7 (0.84%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.72%) Legal
11 5 (0.60%) Law
12 4 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.36%) Advertising
13 3 (0.36%) Back Office
14 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (56.87%) .NET
2 279 (33.33%) HTML
3 269 (32.14%) ASP.NET
4 263 (31.42%) CSS
5 214 (25.57%) AngularJS
6 183 (21.86%) jQuery
7 142 (16.97%) Web Services
8 128 (15.29%) .NET Framework
9 127 (15.17%) React
10 115 (13.74%) ASP.NET Web API
11 114 (13.62%) REST
12 112 (13.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 95 (11.35%) Ajax
14 93 (11.11%) Node.js
15 91 (10.87%) .NET Core
16 85 (10.16%) SOAP
17 70 (8.36%) HTML5
18 69 (8.24%) Spring
19 65 (7.77%) Entity Framework
20 63 (7.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.32%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (5.85%) Mobile App
3 40 (4.78%) User Experience
4 38 (4.54%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.15%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.19%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.19%) Robotics
10 9 (1.08%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.08%) EPoS
11 8 (0.96%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.84%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.60%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.60%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.48%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.48%) NHS
14 4 (0.48%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 99 (11.83%) Linux
2 76 (9.08%) Windows
3 24 (2.87%) Unix
4 14 (1.67%) Android
5 12 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.31%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.84%) AIX
8 1 (0.12%) CentOS
8 1 (0.12%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.12%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (32.50%) MVC
3 178 (21.27%) Software Engineering
4 136 (16.25%) Mentoring
5 127 (15.17%) Scrum
6 117 (13.98%) TDD
7 115 (13.74%) Microservices
8 113 (13.50%) DevOps
8 113 (13.50%) Web Development
9 104 (12.43%) OO
10 98 (11.71%) OOP
11 89 (10.63%) Computer Science
12 78 (9.32%) SDLC
12 78 (9.32%) Test Automation
13 73 (8.72%) Unit Testing
14 70 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
15 46 (5.50%) Coaching
15 46 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
16 45 (5.38%) Analytics
17 40 (4.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 506 (60.45%) C#
2 434 (51.85%) JavaScript
3 281 (33.57%) SQL
4 198 (23.66%) Java
5 152 (18.16%) Python
6 108 (12.90%) PHP
7 64 (7.65%) TypeScript
8 43 (5.14%) T-SQL
9 37 (4.42%) Ruby
10 31 (3.70%) C
11 30 (3.58%) Go
12 28 (3.35%) Scala
13 23 (2.75%) C++
13 23 (2.75%) PowerShell
14 22 (2.63%) R
15 21 (2.51%) VB.NET
16 16 (1.91%) Java 8
17 15 (1.79%) ES6
18 9 (1.08%) PHP 5
18 9 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 109 (13.02%) Degree
2 50 (5.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.08%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.60%) DBS Check
4 5 (0.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.50%) QA
2 10 (1.19%) GDPR
3 7 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.24%) FINRA
4 2 (0.24%) MiFID
5 1 (0.12%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 111 (13.26%) Docker
2 9 (1.08%) Firmware
3 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.24%) XenApp
4 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.12%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 49 (5.85%) Kubernetes
2 27 (3.23%) Puppet
3 23 (2.75%) Terraform
4 13 (1.55%) Ansible
5 12 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.84%) Ganglia
7 6 (0.72%) Marathon
7 6 (0.72%) Mesos
8 2 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.12%) Graphite
9 1 (0.12%) Rancher
Vendors
1 181 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 27 (3.23%) Google
3 26 (3.11%) Xamarin
4 25 (2.99%) Zend
5 17 (2.03%) Micro Focus
6 16 (1.91%) Oracle
7 8 (0.96%) DevExpress
8 7 (0.84%) SAP
9 6 (0.72%) Telerik
10 5 (0.60%) IBM
11 4 (0.48%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.24%) Adobe
12 2 (0.24%) Alibaba
12 2 (0.24%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.24%) Citrix
12 2 (0.24%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 2 (0.24%) Dell
12 2 (0.24%) New Relic
12 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.24%) TIBCO