Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Developer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior System Developer
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1127 1115 1171
Rank change year-on-year -12 +56 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Developer 47 81 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.046% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.048% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 43 82 88
UK median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% -20.83% -
10th Percentile £40,300 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +27.91% - -6.52%

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 166,635 170,262 199,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,263 141,781 167,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Senior Systems Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Developer in the UK

Senior Systems Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Systems Developer in the UK

Senior Systems Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Developer over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Developer in the UK

Senior Systems Developer
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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 -30 42 £57,500 +15.00% 13
London +16 26 £57,500 -17.86% 9
UK excluding London -17 20 £55,000 +27.91% 5
East of England -32 13 £60,000 +39.53% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £45,000 - 1
Midlands +10 2 £39,000 -22.00% 1
West Midlands +3 2 £39,000 -18.02% 1
North of England +6 1 £37,500 -6.25%
North West -6 1 £37,500 -16.67%
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Senior Systems Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Systems Developer in the job title.

1 26 (55.32%) Finance
1 26 (55.32%) C#
1 26 (55.32%) .NET
2 24 (51.06%) SQL
3 21 (44.68%) SQL Server
3 21 (44.68%) Degree
4 19 (40.43%) HTML
5 17 (36.17%) ASP.NET
5 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (34.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (34.04%) Oracle
6 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
6 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
7 15 (31.91%) Relational Database
7 15 (31.91%) MVC
7 15 (31.91%) XML
7 15 (31.91%) CSS
7 15 (31.91%) WCF
8 14 (29.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (29.79%) Web Services
8 14 (29.79%) T-SQL
8 14 (29.79%) RDBMS
8 14 (29.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (27.66%) Oracle Database
9 13 (27.66%) REST
9 13 (27.66%) VB
9 13 (27.66%) Java
9 13 (27.66%) Visual Studio
10 12 (25.53%) Asset Management
10 12 (25.53%) Requirements Analysis

Senior Systems 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 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) IIS
3 2 (4.26%) Drupal
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) Heroku
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) Intranet
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (44.68%) SQL Server
2 16 (34.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (31.91%) Relational Database
4 14 (29.79%) RDBMS
4 14 (29.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (27.66%) Oracle Database
6 12 (25.53%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (25.53%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (10.64%) Redis
8 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
9 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (2.13%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (2.13%) KDB
10 1 (2.13%) MySQL
10 1 (2.13%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Visual Studio
2 6 (12.77%) Babel
2 6 (12.77%) Grunt
2 6 (12.77%) gulp
2 6 (12.77%) Jasmine
2 6 (12.77%) TeamCity
2 6 (12.77%) webpack
3 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) NUnit
4 1 (2.13%) ProC
General
1 26 (55.32%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Front Office
3 1 (2.13%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (55.32%) .NET
2 19 (40.43%) HTML
3 17 (36.17%) ASP.NET
4 15 (31.91%) CSS
4 15 (31.91%) WCF
4 15 (31.91%) XML
5 14 (29.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 14 (29.79%) Web Services
6 13 (27.66%) REST
7 12 (25.53%) ADO.NET
8 7 (14.89%) AngularJS
8 7 (14.89%) HTML5
8 7 (14.89%) Kafka
8 7 (14.89%) RESTful
9 6 (12.77%) Browserify
9 6 (12.77%) lodash
9 6 (12.77%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (12.77%) React
9 6 (12.77%) RequireJS
9 6 (12.77%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Management Information System
2 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (6.38%) Xbox
5 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.26%) Fintech
5 2 (4.26%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.26%) NHS
6 1 (2.13%) Online Games
6 1 (2.13%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Unix
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) MVC
3 12 (25.53%) Asset Management
3 12 (25.53%) Investment Management
3 12 (25.53%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (14.89%) Mathematics
4 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 6 (12.77%) Front End Development
5 6 (12.77%) Multithreading
5 6 (12.77%) OOD
5 6 (12.77%) OOP
5 6 (12.77%) Web Accessibility
6 5 (10.64%) DevOps
6 5 (10.64%) TDD
7 4 (8.51%) High Availability
7 4 (8.51%) Migration
7 4 (8.51%) Multithreaded Programming
8 3 (6.38%) ETL
8 3 (6.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (55.32%) C#
2 24 (51.06%) SQL
3 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
4 14 (29.79%) T-SQL
5 13 (27.66%) Java
5 13 (27.66%) VB
6 12 (25.53%) VB.NET
7 6 (12.77%) ES6
8 5 (10.64%) TypeScript
9 4 (8.51%) C
10 3 (6.38%) C++
11 1 (2.13%) PHP
11 1 (2.13%) Python
11 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Consul
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
1 16 (34.04%) Oracle
2 12 (25.53%) Sybase
3 3 (6.38%) BT
4 1 (2.13%) Cerner
4 1 (2.13%) Concur
4 1 (2.13%) Tableau