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The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 515 365 436
Rank change year-on-year -150 +71 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 1,125 881 490
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.82% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.89% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 619 642 412
10th Percentile £48,750 £43,750 £42,000
25th Percentile £53,125 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.39% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £95,000 £73,438 £63,750
90th Percentile £126,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 166,502 98,813 75,396
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.09% 91.70% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 85,254 70,888 61,403
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -92 973 £70,000 +21.74% 72
Work from Home -146 610 £60,000 - 41
UK excluding London -132 571 £60,000 +9.09% 49
London -66 438 £92,500 +23.33% 28
South East -87 206 £70,000 +21.74% 22
North of England -34 149 £55,000 +10.00% 12
North West -35 101 £57,250 +14.50% 4
South West -25 94 £62,500 +25.00% 5
Midlands -33 50 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Yorkshire -41 40 £55,000 +25.00% 4
West Midlands -37 33 £55,000 +6.28% 2
Scotland -107 32 £58,750 +11.90% 4
East of England -93 28 £52,500 - 3
East Midlands -31 17 £55,000 +10.00%
Wales -34 13 £45,083 -5.09% 1
North East -15 8 £55,750 +14.36% 4
Northern Ireland -52 2 £51,750 +3.50%

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, Senior Software Developer job roles required the following 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.

1 770 (68.44%) Agile
2 627 (55.73%) C#
3 620 (55.11%) .NET
4 542 (48.18%) JavaScript
5 510 (45.33%) Azure
6 418 (37.16%) React
7 413 (36.71%) DevOps
8 388 (34.49%) SQL
9 373 (33.16%) Software Engineering
10 340 (30.22%) Scrum
11 292 (25.96%) Full Stack Development
12 284 (25.24%) Microsoft
13 283 (25.16%) Java
14 275 (24.44%) HTML
15 269 (23.91%) TDD
16 262 (23.29%) AWS
17 260 (23.11%) CSS
18 259 (23.02%) .NET Core
19 249 (22.13%) SQL Server
20 243 (21.60%) AngularJS
20 243 (21.60%) Social Skills
21 241 (21.42%) CI/CD
22 231 (20.53%) TypeScript
23 230 (20.44%) Python
24 228 (20.27%) MVC
25 227 (20.18%) Mentoring
26 224 (19.91%) Docker
27 212 (18.84%) Git (software)
28 199 (17.69%) Analytics
29 193 (17.16%) Microservices

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 36 (3.20%) Umbraco
2 20 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
2 20 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.33%) Confluence
4 10 (0.89%) CMS
5 8 (0.71%) nginx
6 7 (0.62%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.44%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.44%) EPiServer
7 5 (0.44%) WordPress
8 2 (0.18%) IIS
8 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.089%) Apache
9 1 (0.089%) DNN
9 1 (0.089%) Drupal
9 1 (0.089%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 16 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.089%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.44%) NetSuite
2 5 (0.44%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 4 (0.36%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 510 (45.33%) Azure
2 262 (23.29%) AWS
3 147 (13.07%) Azure DevOps
4 121 (10.76%) GCP
5 115 (10.22%) SaaS
6 65 (5.78%) Serverless
7 56 (4.98%) GitHub
8 49 (4.36%) PaaS
9 36 (3.20%) Azure Monitor
9 36 (3.20%) Azure Service Bus
10 33 (2.93%) Power Platform
11 28 (2.49%) AWS Lambda
12 26 (2.31%) Amazon Kinesis
13 21 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
14 20 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
14 20 (1.78%) Azure AKS
15 17 (1.51%) Microsoft 365
16 14 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
17 12 (1.07%) Asana
17 12 (1.07%) Woopra
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.00%) Internet
2 18 (1.60%) Broadband
3 12 (1.07%) Asterisk PBX
3 12 (1.07%) ISDN
3 12 (1.07%) PBX
3 12 (1.07%) RTP
3 12 (1.07%) SS7
3 12 (1.07%) VoIP
4 9 (0.80%) HTTP
5 2 (0.18%) Intranet
6 1 (0.089%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.089%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.089%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (22.13%) SQL Server
2 114 (10.13%) Relational Database
3 51 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (4.09%) MySQL
5 42 (3.73%) MongoDB
6 29 (2.58%) NoSQL
7 27 (2.40%) Azure SQL Database
7 27 (2.40%) RDBMS
8 26 (2.31%) DynamoDB
9 22 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
10 21 (1.87%) Power BI
11 20 (1.78%) Oracle Database
12 19 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (1.33%) BigQuery
14 14 (1.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 14 (1.24%) Redis
15 13 (1.16%) Big Data
15 13 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.89%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.71%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 212 (18.84%) Git (software)
2 87 (7.73%) JIRA
3 52 (4.62%) TeamCity
4 49 (4.36%) Visual Studio
5 45 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 45 (4.00%) webpack
6 44 (3.91%) Bitbucket
7 43 (3.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 40 (3.56%) NUnit
8 40 (3.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 37 (3.29%) Moq
10 35 (3.11%) Cucumber
10 35 (3.11%) MSTest
11 22 (1.96%) Selenium
12 18 (1.60%) REST Assured
13 16 (1.42%) GitLab
14 15 (1.33%) Postman
15 13 (1.16%) Gerrit
15 13 (1.16%) Serenity BDD
15 13 (1.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 243 (21.60%) Social Skills
2 187 (16.62%) Finance
3 103 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (8.18%) Marketing
4 92 (8.18%) Public Sector
5 80 (7.11%) Games
6 78 (6.93%) Front Office
7 55 (4.89%) Publishing
8 52 (4.62%) Esports
9 46 (4.09%) Influencing Skills
10 45 (4.00%) Retail
11 38 (3.38%) Manufacturing
12 33 (2.93%) Advertising
13 32 (2.84%) Electronics
14 30 (2.67%) Banking
15 28 (2.49%) Telecoms
16 20 (1.78%) Legal
17 19 (1.69%) Organisational Skills
18 18 (1.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 13 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 620 (55.11%) .NET
2 418 (37.16%) React
3 275 (24.44%) HTML
4 260 (23.11%) CSS
5 259 (23.02%) .NET Core
6 243 (21.60%) AngularJS
7 175 (15.56%) .NET Framework
8 170 (15.11%) ASP.NET
9 160 (14.22%) Node.js
10 159 (14.13%) ASP.NET Web API
11 144 (12.80%) Entity Framework
12 117 (10.40%) Vue.js
13 96 (8.53%) Web Services
14 91 (8.09%) HTML5
15 78 (6.93%) RESTful
16 74 (6.58%) Protocol Buffers
17 73 (6.49%) REST
18 67 (5.96%) jQuery
18 67 (5.96%) XML
19 64 (5.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 96 (8.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 95 (8.44%) Equities
3 89 (7.91%) Hedge funds
4 83 (7.38%) Virtual Team
5 79 (7.02%) Fixed Income
6 75 (6.67%) Cloud Native
7 66 (5.87%) Greenfield Project
8 64 (5.69%) User Experience
9 52 (4.62%) Online Games
9 52 (4.62%) Sports Betting
10 47 (4.18%) Derivative
11 37 (3.29%) Blog
12 32 (2.84%) Mobile App
13 25 (2.22%) Algorithms
13 25 (2.22%) Public Cloud
14 23 (2.04%) Data Structures
15 19 (1.69%) NHS
16 18 (1.60%) Equity Derivative
17 15 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
18 14 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 97 (8.62%) Linux
2 61 (5.42%) Windows
3 25 (2.22%) Android
4 21 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.53%) Unix
6 2 (0.18%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.089%) Debian
7 1 (0.089%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 770 (68.44%) Agile
2 413 (36.71%) DevOps
3 373 (33.16%) Software Engineering
4 340 (30.22%) Scrum
5 292 (25.96%) Full Stack Development
6 269 (23.91%) TDD
7 241 (21.42%) CI/CD
8 228 (20.27%) MVC
9 227 (20.18%) Mentoring
10 199 (17.69%) Analytics
11 193 (17.16%) Microservices
12 175 (15.56%) Test Automation
13 162 (14.40%) Coaching
14 154 (13.69%) BDD
15 151 (13.42%) SDLC
16 134 (11.91%) Unit Testing
17 127 (11.29%) Data Analytics
18 119 (10.58%) OO
19 112 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
20 106 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 627 (55.73%) C#
2 542 (48.18%) JavaScript
3 388 (34.49%) SQL
4 283 (25.16%) Java
5 231 (20.53%) TypeScript
6 230 (20.44%) Python
7 107 (9.51%) T-SQL
8 81 (7.20%) C++
9 56 (4.98%) PHP
10 46 (4.09%) PowerShell
11 44 (3.91%) C
12 43 (3.82%) Scala
13 34 (3.02%) Kotlin
14 33 (2.93%) Go
15 25 (2.22%) Clojure
15 25 (2.22%) Lisp
15 25 (2.22%) PL/SQL
16 23 (2.04%) Groovy
17 19 (1.69%) Bash
18 18 (1.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 162 (14.40%) Degree
2 88 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 73 (6.49%) Security Cleared
4 67 (5.96%) SC Cleared
5 61 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.089%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.089%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.089%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (10.49%) QA
2 33 (2.93%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.51%) Accessibility
4 10 (0.89%) GDPR
5 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.089%) HL7
7 1 (0.089%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.089%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 224 (19.91%) Docker
2 22 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.07%) Kamailio
3 12 (1.07%) OpenSIPS
4 1 (0.089%) Ceph
4 1 (0.089%) Firmware
4 1 (0.089%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.089%) Xen
Systems Management
1 160 (14.22%) Kubernetes
2 92 (8.18%) Terraform
3 14 (1.24%) Bugsnag
4 5 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.089%) Ansible
5 1 (0.089%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 284 (25.24%) Microsoft
2 56 (4.98%) Google
3 38 (3.38%) NEC
3 38 (3.38%) Northgate
4 34 (3.02%) Oracle
5 27 (2.40%) Trayport
6 25 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (2.04%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 15 (1.33%) SAP
9 14 (1.24%) Pega
10 12 (1.07%) Apple
11 9 (0.80%) Spotify
12 5 (0.44%) Marin
13 4 (0.36%) DevExpress
13 4 (0.36%) Telerik
13 4 (0.36%) YouTube
14 2 (0.18%) Amplitude
14 2 (0.18%) Optimizely
14 2 (0.18%) Sitecore
15 1 (0.089%) Databricks