Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 367 429 523
Rank change year-on-year +62 +94 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 491 850 796
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.68% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.71% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 525 738 741
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £38,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -

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 60,484 119,845 143,503
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.59% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,119 97,028 116,143
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +36 400 £57,500 +4.55% 108
UK excluding London +42 361 £55,000 +7.84% 96
South East +26 136 £57,500 +4.55% 24
Work from Home +7 111 £55,000 -12.00% 23
London +124 95 £75,000 - 35
North of England +49 71 £50,000 - 22
South West +86 48 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Scotland +12 42 £60,000 +20.00% 15
North West +62 37 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Midlands +52 28 £51,000 +2.00% 12
West Midlands +51 22 £52,500 +5.00% 8
East of England +73 19 £65,000 +42.57% 8
Yorkshire +29 18 £50,000 - 8
North East +23 16 £44,000 +6.02% 2
Wales +42 9 £50,000 +15.33% 3
Northern Ireland +19 8 £52,500 +10.53% 5
East Midlands +55 6 £45,000 - 4

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 323 (65.78%) C#
2 300 (61.10%) .NET
3 255 (51.93%) JavaScript
4 244 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
5 183 (37.27%) .NET Core
6 182 (37.07%) SQL
6 182 (37.07%) Azure
7 128 (26.07%) ASP.NET
8 122 (24.85%) Microservices
9 120 (24.44%) HTML
10 116 (23.63%) Mentoring
11 115 (23.42%) CSS
12 113 (23.01%) Vue.js
13 111 (22.61%) AngularJS
14 108 (22.00%) TDD
15 105 (21.38%) MVC
16 104 (21.18%) SQL Server
17 101 (20.57%) Microsoft
18 100 (20.37%) React
19 98 (19.96%) Java
20 97 (19.76%) Software Engineering
21 95 (19.35%) DevOps
21 95 (19.35%) Finance
22 82 (16.70%) TypeScript
23 81 (16.50%) Scrum
24 80 (16.29%) AWS
25 76 (15.48%) Docker
26 75 (15.27%) Kubernetes
27 72 (14.66%) Python
28 70 (14.26%) Fintech

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 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (1.83%) CMS
3 6 (1.22%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.02%) Confluence
5 4 (0.81%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.81%) IIS
5 4 (0.81%) NServiceBus
5 4 (0.81%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.81%) Tornado
5 4 (0.81%) WordPress
6 3 (0.61%) EPiServer
6 3 (0.61%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.41%) Drupal
7 2 (0.41%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.20%) Content Management Server
8 1 (0.20%) nginx
8 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 182 (37.07%) Azure
2 80 (16.29%) AWS
3 36 (7.33%) SaaS
4 20 (4.07%) GCP
5 16 (3.26%) Serverless
6 13 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (1.83%) GitHub
8 7 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.02%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (1.02%) Azure Functions
10 5 (1.02%) npm
11 4 (0.81%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.81%) Office 365
12 3 (0.61%) IaaS
12 3 (0.61%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.61%) PaaS
13 2 (0.41%) Akamai
13 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.63%) HTTP
2 7 (1.43%) Internet
3 4 (0.81%) SMTP
3 4 (0.81%) SNMP
4 1 (0.20%) AMQP
4 1 (0.20%) SSL
4 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (21.18%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.57%) NoSQL
3 42 (8.55%) MongoDB
4 33 (6.72%) MySQL
5 23 (4.68%) Big Data
6 18 (3.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 16 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (2.65%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.24%) Redis
10 10 (2.04%) SQLPlus
11 4 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.81%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (0.61%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.41%) GIS
13 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 65 (13.24%) Git (software)
2 29 (5.91%) Selenium
3 24 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (3.87%) Visual Studio Team System
5 17 (3.46%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.44%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.04%) JUnit
7 10 (2.04%) NUnit
7 10 (2.04%) SpecFlow
8 9 (1.83%) Jasmine
8 9 (1.83%) JIRA
8 9 (1.83%) Maven
9 8 (1.63%) webpack
10 6 (1.22%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.22%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.02%) Babel
12 4 (0.81%) Grunt
12 4 (0.81%) gulp
12 4 (0.81%) Mockito
General
1 95 (19.35%) Finance
2 11 (2.24%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.04%) Public Sector
3 10 (2.04%) Retail
4 9 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.63%) Games
6 7 (1.43%) Banking
7 6 (1.22%) Front Office
8 5 (1.02%) Legal
9 4 (0.81%) Advertising
10 3 (0.61%) Automotive
10 3 (0.61%) Electronics
10 3 (0.61%) Marketing
10 3 (0.61%) Publishing
11 2 (0.41%) Law
11 2 (0.41%) Police
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (61.10%) .NET
2 183 (37.27%) .NET Core
3 128 (26.07%) ASP.NET
4 120 (24.44%) HTML
5 115 (23.42%) CSS
6 113 (23.01%) Vue.js
7 111 (22.61%) AngularJS
8 100 (20.37%) React
9 65 (13.24%) .NET Framework
10 60 (12.22%) Node.js
11 58 (11.81%) ASP.NET Web API
12 55 (11.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 51 (10.39%) REST
14 50 (10.18%) RESTful
15 49 (9.98%) Web Services
16 41 (8.35%) Entity Framework
16 41 (8.35%) Spring
17 38 (7.74%) jQuery
18 29 (5.91%) HTML5
18 29 (5.91%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.70%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (2.85%) Mobile App
2 14 (2.85%) User Experience
3 13 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.24%) Virtual Team
5 10 (2.04%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.83%) RIA
7 6 (1.22%) DataPower
8 5 (1.02%) Blog
8 5 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.81%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.61%) Life Science
10 3 (0.61%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.41%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.41%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.41%) FMCG
11 2 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.41%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.28%) Linux
2 17 (3.46%) Windows
3 7 (1.43%) Android
4 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.41%) Unix
5 2 (0.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (24.85%) Microservices
3 116 (23.63%) Mentoring
4 108 (22.00%) TDD
5 105 (21.38%) MVC
6 97 (19.76%) Software Engineering
7 95 (19.35%) DevOps
8 81 (16.50%) Scrum
9 70 (14.26%) Fintech
10 56 (11.41%) OO
11 50 (10.18%) OOP
12 48 (9.78%) Computer Science
13 46 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
14 43 (8.76%) SOLID
15 36 (7.33%) Unit Testing
16 34 (6.92%) Mathematics
16 34 (6.92%) Physics
16 34 (6.92%) Test Automation
17 31 (6.31%) BDD
18 28 (5.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 323 (65.78%) C#
2 255 (51.93%) JavaScript
3 182 (37.07%) SQL
4 98 (19.96%) Java
5 82 (16.70%) TypeScript
6 72 (14.66%) Python
7 29 (5.91%) Go
8 24 (4.89%) C++
8 24 (4.89%) Kotlin
9 23 (4.68%) T-SQL
10 22 (4.48%) PHP
11 10 (2.04%) Ruby
12 9 (1.83%) ES6
13 8 (1.63%) C
13 8 (1.63%) Scala
14 7 (1.43%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.43%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.22%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.02%) Java 8
17 4 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 64 (13.03%) Degree
2 43 (8.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.85%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (1.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.41%) HND
8 1 (0.20%) ISEB
8 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.28%) QA
2 6 (1.22%) ISO 13485
2 6 (1.22%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.81%) WCAG
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) PSD2
System Software
1 76 (15.48%) Docker
2 4 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 75 (15.27%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.43%) Ansible
3 4 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.81%) Puppet
3 4 (0.81%) Terraform
4 3 (0.61%) Rancher
5 2 (0.41%) Sysdig
6 1 (0.20%) MIIS
6 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 101 (20.57%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.87%) Google
3 18 (3.67%) Oracle
4 17 (3.46%) Xamarin
5 8 (1.63%) IBM
6 7 (1.43%) Zend
7 6 (1.22%) Apple
7 6 (1.22%) Ceridian
7 6 (1.22%) VMware
8 3 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.61%) SAP
9 2 (0.41%) HubSpot
9 2 (0.41%) Telerik
10 1 (0.20%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.20%) Databricks
10 1 (0.20%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.20%) iManage
10 1 (0.20%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.20%) Twitter