Period
to 4 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 430 373 448
Rank change year-on-year -57 +75 +77
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 935 426 901
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.76% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.80% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 668 376 752
10th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £41,025
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £90,000 £70,313 £70,000
90th Percentile £118,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year - +8.91% +1.00%

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 116,921 53,399 129,886
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.41% 95.14% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 81,819 44,915 105,389
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -36 734 £67,500 +22.73% 161
UK excluding London -99 496 £55,000 - 125
London -6 328 £95,000 +18.75% 46
Work from Home -115 226 £60,000 +9.09% 31
South East -41 207 £60,000 +4.35% 25
South West -36 74 £55,000 +7.32% 21
Scotland -33 73 £53,750 -23.21% 5
North of England -122 71 £50,000 -4.76% 39
North West -86 41 £50,000 -9.09% 18
Northern Ireland -22 31 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Yorkshire -73 25 £47,500 -2.56% 13
Midlands -117 25 £48,750 -4.41% 24
East Midlands -57 16 £48,750 +2.63% 8
East of England -104 12 £51,000 -15.00% 6
Wales -53 9 £50,000 +0.50% 3
West Midlands -107 9 £47,500 -8.65% 15
North East -28 5 £43,500 -1.14% 8

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 528 (56.47%) Agile Software Development
2 498 (53.26%) C#
3 480 (51.34%) JavaScript
3 480 (51.34%) .NET
4 393 (42.03%) SQL
5 358 (38.29%) Java
6 293 (31.34%) Azure
7 288 (30.80%) React
8 285 (30.48%) AngularJS
9 267 (28.56%) TDD
10 243 (25.99%) Mentoring
11 228 (24.39%) Software Engineering
12 226 (24.17%) Python
13 224 (23.96%) Full Stack Development
14 223 (23.85%) Node.js
15 214 (22.89%) .NET Core
16 211 (22.57%) AWS
17 209 (22.35%) Scrum
18 199 (21.28%) HTML
19 178 (19.04%) DevOps
20 175 (18.72%) Web Services
21 159 (17.01%) BDD
22 155 (16.58%) SQL Server
23 149 (15.94%) Finance
23 149 (15.94%) Microsoft
24 142 (15.19%) MongoDB
25 141 (15.08%) MVC
26 138 (14.76%) GCP
27 137 (14.65%) Vue.js
28 136 (14.55%) Spring

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 20 (2.14%) CMS
2 18 (1.93%) Confluence
3 15 (1.60%) EPiServer
4 14 (1.50%) Apache Airflow
4 14 (1.50%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (0.53%) JBoss
6 5 (0.53%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.32%) Apache
8 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.21%) Headless CMS
9 2 (0.21%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.11%) IIS
10 1 (0.11%) Kentico
10 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.11%) SAS
10 1 (0.11%) Tornado
Applications
1 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.60%) NetSuite
1 15 (1.60%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 11 (1.18%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.75%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 293 (31.34%) Azure
2 211 (22.57%) AWS
3 138 (14.76%) GCP
4 69 (7.38%) SaaS
5 31 (3.32%) Serverless
6 28 (2.99%) GitHub
7 21 (2.25%) Azure Service Bus
8 18 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (1.60%) Linode
10 13 (1.39%) Amazon Cognito
10 13 (1.39%) PaaS
11 11 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 11 (1.18%) Amazon S3
12 10 (1.07%) AWS Fargate
13 9 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.86%) Datadog
15 6 (0.64%) Heroku
15 6 (0.64%) Logz.io
16 5 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.53%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.67%) Broadband
2 16 (1.71%) Bluetooth
2 16 (1.71%) DVB
2 16 (1.71%) HTTP
2 16 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.64%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.11%) ISDN
4 1 (0.11%) PBX
4 1 (0.11%) RTP
4 1 (0.11%) SS7
4 1 (0.11%) SSL
4 1 (0.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (16.58%) SQL Server
2 142 (15.19%) MongoDB
3 82 (8.77%) NoSQL
4 55 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 51 (5.45%) MySQL
6 29 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (2.14%) Amazon Athena
8 14 (1.50%) Amazon Aurora
8 14 (1.50%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.39%) Redis
10 11 (1.18%) Big Data
11 10 (1.07%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.96%) GIS
13 7 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (0.64%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (0.53%) CouchDB
15 5 (0.53%) Tableau
16 4 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
16 4 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 110 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.49%) Octopus Deploy
3 40 (4.28%) TeamCity
4 27 (2.89%) JIRA
5 24 (2.57%) Jenkins
5 24 (2.57%) Selenium
5 24 (2.57%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.71%) GNU Toolchain
7 15 (1.60%) WebStorm
8 13 (1.39%) Bitbucket
8 13 (1.39%) JUnit
8 13 (1.39%) NUnit
9 12 (1.28%) IntelliJ
9 12 (1.28%) Maven
10 9 (0.96%) Moq
11 7 (0.75%) Jasmine
11 7 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.64%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.64%) Mocha
13 4 (0.43%) git-flow
General
1 149 (15.94%) Finance
2 120 (12.83%) Public Sector
3 107 (11.44%) Social Skills
4 39 (4.17%) Front Office
5 36 (3.85%) Marketing
6 29 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.25%) Retail
8 15 (1.60%) Law
9 14 (1.50%) Advertising
10 11 (1.18%) Electronics
11 10 (1.07%) Banking
11 10 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.07%) Publishing
11 10 (1.07%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.86%) Games
13 7 (0.75%) Local Government
14 6 (0.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 5 (0.53%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (0.53%) Fire and Rescue
16 4 (0.43%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 480 (51.34%) .NET
2 288 (30.80%) React
3 285 (30.48%) AngularJS
4 223 (23.85%) Node.js
5 214 (22.89%) .NET Core
6 199 (21.28%) HTML
7 175 (18.72%) Web Services
8 137 (14.65%) Vue.js
9 136 (14.55%) Spring
10 135 (14.44%) CSS
11 109 (11.66%) HTML5
12 106 (11.34%) Hibernate
13 94 (10.05%) ASP.NET
14 86 (9.20%) REST
15 83 (8.88%) ASP.NET Web API
16 80 (8.56%) .NET Framework
17 66 (7.06%) RESTful
18 57 (6.10%) jQuery
19 53 (5.67%) Entity Framework
20 45 (4.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 74 (7.91%) Derivative
2 64 (6.84%) Greenfield Project
3 36 (3.85%) Fixed Income
4 30 (3.21%) Hedge funds
5 29 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (2.89%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.57%) Virtual Team
8 23 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (2.35%) Equities
10 20 (2.14%) Digital TV
11 19 (2.03%) Social Media
12 17 (1.82%) User Experience
13 16 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
13 16 (1.71%) MPEG
13 16 (1.71%) STB
14 13 (1.39%) Cloud Native
15 12 (1.28%) Algorithms
15 12 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (1.07%) Video on Demand
17 9 (0.96%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 84 (8.98%) Linux
2 81 (8.66%) Windows
3 33 (3.53%) Apple iOS
4 28 (2.99%) Android
5 13 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
6 11 (1.18%) Unix
7 3 (0.32%) CentOS
8 2 (0.21%) AIX
8 2 (0.21%) HPUX
8 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.21%) VMS
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (56.47%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (28.56%) TDD
3 243 (25.99%) Mentoring
4 228 (24.39%) Software Engineering
5 224 (23.96%) Full Stack Development
6 209 (22.35%) Scrum
7 178 (19.04%) DevOps
8 159 (17.01%) BDD
9 141 (15.08%) MVC
10 135 (14.44%) Microservices
11 134 (14.33%) Coaching
12 129 (13.80%) Asset Management
13 128 (13.69%) Analytics
14 115 (12.30%) SDLC
15 111 (11.87%) User Stories
16 109 (11.66%) Change Control
17 106 (11.34%) Computer Science
18 89 (9.52%) Investment Management
19 70 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
20 68 (7.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 498 (53.26%) C#
2 480 (51.34%) JavaScript
3 393 (42.03%) SQL
4 358 (38.29%) Java
5 226 (24.17%) Python
6 120 (12.83%) TypeScript
7 79 (8.45%) PHP
8 65 (6.95%) C++
9 60 (6.42%) T-SQL
10 45 (4.81%) Go
11 35 (3.74%) C
12 19 (2.03%) Bash Shell
12 19 (2.03%) Kotlin
13 15 (1.60%) F#
13 15 (1.60%) Scala
14 13 (1.39%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.18%) ES6
15 11 (1.18%) VB
16 9 (0.96%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 114 (12.19%) SC Cleared
1 114 (12.19%) Security Cleared
2 70 (7.49%) Degree
3 52 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (0.86%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.32%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.21%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.21%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.35%) QA
2 10 (1.07%) GDPR
3 7 (0.75%) PMO
4 4 (0.43%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 111 (11.87%) Docker
2 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) Kamailio
2 1 (0.11%) OpenSIPS
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 67 (7.17%) Kubernetes
2 51 (5.45%) Terraform
3 35 (3.74%) Grafana
3 35 (3.74%) Prometheus
4 6 (0.64%) Bugsnag
5 2 (0.21%) Ansible
5 2 (0.21%) MaaS360
6 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.11%) Kibana
6 1 (0.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 149 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 24 (2.57%) Oracle
2 24 (2.57%) SAP
3 16 (1.71%) Spotify
3 16 (1.71%) YouTube
3 16 (1.71%) Zend
4 10 (1.07%) Google
5 8 (0.86%) Marin
6 7 (0.75%) Solace
7 5 (0.53%) Sage
8 4 (0.43%) Telerik
9 3 (0.32%) ANSYS
9 3 (0.32%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.32%) New Relic
9 3 (0.32%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.32%) Splunk
9 3 (0.32%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.21%) HP
10 2 (0.21%) IBM
10 2 (0.21%) Sitecore