Period
to 17 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 374 409 475
Rank change year-on-year +35 +66 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 641 771 892
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.69% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.73% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 552 655 782
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £43,425
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £65,313 £66,250 £64,313
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 78,316 105,975 142,745
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 95.39% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61,526 86,083 115,021
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,977 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 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 +45 544 £57,500 +4.55% 105
UK excluding London +4 460 £55,000 +4.76% 77
South East -8 178 £57,500 - 13
London +125 143 £72,500 +3.57% 38
Work from Home -36 137 £60,000 +4.35% 23
North of England +18 92 £50,000 - 16
South West +44 73 £50,000 +11.11% 19
North West +18 52 £55,000 +10.00% 13
Scotland -1 45 £52,500 - 5
Midlands +28 30 £50,000 - 9
Yorkshire -9 26 £47,500 -5.00% 1
East of England +42 25 £60,000 +29.99% 10
West Midlands +6 16 £51,000 -7.27% 6
North East +17 14 £46,250 +2.78% 2
East Midlands +11 14 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Wales +33 10 £47,500 +9.56% 3
Northern Ireland 0 7 £50,000 +5.26% 2

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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.

1 429 (66.93%) C#
2 391 (61.00%) .NET
3 366 (57.10%) JavaScript
4 323 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
5 247 (38.53%) SQL
6 239 (37.29%) Azure
7 238 (37.13%) .NET Core
8 191 (29.80%) HTML
9 178 (27.77%) CSS
10 167 (26.05%) MVC
11 161 (25.12%) TDD
12 156 (24.34%) AngularJS
13 148 (23.09%) Software Engineering
14 144 (22.46%) React
15 141 (22.00%) Mentoring
16 140 (21.84%) ASP.NET
17 132 (20.59%) SQL Server
18 131 (20.44%) DevOps
19 128 (19.97%) Microsoft
20 120 (18.72%) Microservices
21 118 (18.41%) Vue.js
22 111 (17.32%) Docker
23 108 (16.85%) Finance
24 105 (16.38%) Java
25 100 (15.60%) Kubernetes
25 100 (15.60%) Git (software)
26 96 (14.98%) Scrum
27 94 (14.66%) TypeScript
28 92 (14.35%) Python
29 90 (14.04%) .NET Framework

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 22 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (2.34%) CMS
3 14 (2.18%) IIS
4 12 (1.87%) EPiServer
5 10 (1.56%) Confluence
5 10 (1.56%) WordPress
6 6 (0.94%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.47%) Tornado
7 3 (0.47%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.31%) OpenROAD
8 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.16%) Apache
9 1 (0.16%) Kentico
9 1 (0.16%) nginx
9 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.31%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 239 (37.29%) Azure
2 79 (12.32%) AWS
3 62 (9.67%) SaaS
4 26 (4.06%) Serverless
5 25 (3.90%) GCP
6 12 (1.87%) Azure Functions
6 12 (1.87%) npm
7 11 (1.72%) GitHub
8 10 (1.56%) Asana
8 10 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (1.25%) Yarn
10 7 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.09%) PaaS
11 6 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.62%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.47%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (0.47%) IaaS
15 2 (0.31%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.87%) Internet
2 2 (0.31%) SSL
3 1 (0.16%) 802.11
3 1 (0.16%) Broadband
3 1 (0.16%) DHCP
3 1 (0.16%) DSL
3 1 (0.16%) GPON
3 1 (0.16%) HTTP
3 1 (0.16%) IPv4
3 1 (0.16%) IPv6
3 1 (0.16%) PPP
3 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.16%) VoIP
3 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.42%) MySQL
3 53 (8.27%) NoSQL
4 52 (8.11%) MongoDB
5 24 (3.74%) Big Data
6 22 (3.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 21 (3.28%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (2.50%) SQLPlus
10 13 (2.03%) Redis
11 8 (1.25%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.62%) Cosmos DB
14 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
16 2 (0.31%) CouchDB
16 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 100 (15.60%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.99%) Selenium
3 30 (4.68%) Jenkins
4 25 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 21 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (2.96%) JIRA
6 19 (2.96%) Visual Studio
7 13 (2.03%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.87%) NUnit
9 9 (1.40%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.25%) Jasmine
10 8 (1.25%) SpecFlow
10 8 (1.25%) webpack
11 7 (1.09%) JUnit
12 6 (0.94%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.94%) Cypress.io
12 6 (0.94%) Maven
13 5 (0.78%) JSUnit
13 5 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
13 5 (0.78%) Mockito
General
1 108 (16.85%) Finance
2 20 (3.12%) Public Sector
3 19 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 18 (2.81%) Retail
5 17 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.72%) Games
6 11 (1.72%) Marketing
7 10 (1.56%) Banking
7 10 (1.56%) Electronics
8 6 (0.94%) Automotive
8 6 (0.94%) Front Office
8 6 (0.94%) Legal
8 6 (0.94%) Publishing
9 5 (0.78%) Law
10 4 (0.62%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.47%) Advertising
12 2 (0.31%) Police
13 1 (0.16%) Local Government
13 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (61.00%) .NET
2 238 (37.13%) .NET Core
3 191 (29.80%) HTML
4 178 (27.77%) CSS
5 156 (24.34%) AngularJS
6 144 (22.46%) React
7 140 (21.84%) ASP.NET
8 118 (18.41%) Vue.js
9 90 (14.04%) .NET Framework
9 90 (14.04%) Node.js
10 77 (12.01%) ASP.NET Web API
11 75 (11.70%) jQuery
12 68 (10.61%) RESTful
13 67 (10.45%) REST
14 63 (9.83%) Entity Framework
15 57 (8.89%) HTML5
16 55 (8.58%) ASP.NET MVC
17 50 (7.80%) Web Services
18 37 (5.77%) Spring
19 35 (5.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.30%) Mobile App
2 31 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.59%) User Experience
4 21 (3.28%) Algorithms
5 14 (2.18%) Data Structures
6 13 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.72%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.56%) Video\Live Streaming
9 9 (1.40%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.40%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (1.40%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.25%) Over-the-Top Content
10 8 (1.25%) RIA
10 8 (1.25%) Video on Demand
11 4 (0.62%) Blog
11 4 (0.62%) Life Science
11 4 (0.62%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.89%) Linux
2 31 (4.84%) Windows
3 10 (1.56%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.09%) Android
4 7 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.09%) Unix
5 2 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.16%) Debian
6 1 (0.16%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (26.05%) MVC
3 161 (25.12%) TDD
4 148 (23.09%) Software Engineering
5 141 (22.00%) Mentoring
6 131 (20.44%) DevOps
7 120 (18.72%) Microservices
8 96 (14.98%) Scrum
9 69 (10.76%) OO
10 66 (10.30%) Computer Science
11 56 (8.74%) Fintech
12 55 (8.58%) OOP
13 53 (8.27%) SDLC
14 51 (7.96%) SOLID
14 51 (7.96%) Unit Testing
15 49 (7.64%) Test Automation
16 47 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
16 47 (7.33%) Project Management
17 46 (7.18%) BDD
18 42 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 429 (66.93%) C#
2 366 (57.10%) JavaScript
3 247 (38.53%) SQL
4 105 (16.38%) Java
5 94 (14.66%) TypeScript
6 92 (14.35%) Python
7 40 (6.24%) PHP
7 40 (6.24%) T-SQL
8 38 (5.93%) Go
9 23 (3.59%) Scala
10 20 (3.12%) C++
11 19 (2.96%) ES6
12 16 (2.50%) Ruby
12 16 (2.50%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.72%) C
13 11 (1.72%) Kotlin
14 9 (1.40%) Rust
15 8 (1.25%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.25%) PHP 7
16 3 (0.47%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 76 (11.86%) Degree
2 50 (7.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.72%) Master's Degree
4 10 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.78%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.28%) QA
2 7 (1.09%) GRC
3 4 (0.62%) WCAG
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 13485
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 111 (17.32%) Docker
2 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 100 (15.60%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.72%) Terraform
3 3 (0.47%) Ansible
3 3 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.47%) Puppet
3 3 (0.47%) Rancher
4 2 (0.31%) Sysdig
4 2 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 128 (19.97%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.52%) Oracle
3 20 (3.12%) Google
4 17 (2.65%) Xamarin
5 15 (2.34%) Zend
6 12 (1.87%) SAP
7 9 (1.40%) PagerDuty
8 7 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.62%) Telerik
9 4 (0.62%) Twitter
10 3 (0.47%) IBM
11 2 (0.31%) Actian
11 2 (0.31%) Apple
11 2 (0.31%) Blue Prism
11 2 (0.31%) Ceridian
11 2 (0.31%) Dell
11 2 (0.31%) Facebook
11 2 (0.31%) HubSpot
11 2 (0.31%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.31%) VMware