Senior
UK

The median Senior salary in the UK is £62,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

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

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 6 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior 15,680 15,158 30,986
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 15.60% 18.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.01% 17.07% 19.36%
Number of salaries quoted 10,659 9,261 13,380
10th Percentile £41,250 £47,250 £45,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.71% - +12.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,800 £60,000
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% +9.09%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,915 88,821 160,028
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 91.42% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 69,754 56,171 84,699
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £45,000 £42,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,500 £50,173
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.63% +5.63%

Senior
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior in the UK

Senior
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior.

Salary trend for Senior in the UK

Senior
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior over the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Senior in the UK

Senior
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior within the UK over the 6 months to 29 May 2024. 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 +3 13,428 £62,783 -10.31% 3,807
UK excluding London +3 10,255 £60,000 -1.32% 2,403
Work from Home +2 6,280 £64,290 -8.16% 1,860
London +2 4,589 £77,500 -6.06% 1,570
North of England +5 2,709 £60,000 - 618
South East -1 2,225 £60,000 -11.11% 518
South West +13 1,669 £57,500 -0.86% 326
North West +8 1,527 £60,000 - 375
Midlands +4 1,510 £57,500 - 372
Scotland -10 1,024 £60,000 -1.32% 211
West Midlands +8 959 £58,232 -2.95% 255
Yorkshire +1 888 £57,965 -3.39% 177
East of England +1 598 £59,000 -9.23% 291
East Midlands +1 542 £55,000 - 118
Wales +9 392 £50,000 -9.09% 68
North East +16 299 £57,965 +2.59% 69
Northern Ireland +19 132 £55,000 +15.79% 51
Isle of Man - 6 £52,500 -
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

Senior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 29 May 2024, Senior job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Senior in the job title.

1 3,655 (23.31%) Agile
2 3,290 (20.98%) Social Skills
3 3,184 (20.31%) Finance
4 3,058 (19.50%) Azure
5 2,956 (18.85%) Software Engineering
6 2,718 (17.33%) AWS
7 2,393 (15.26%) Microsoft
8 2,320 (14.80%) SQL
9 2,215 (14.13%) Python
9 2,215 (14.13%) Degree
10 2,129 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
11 2,060 (13.14%) Mentoring
12 1,851 (11.80%) JavaScript
13 1,712 (10.92%) C#
14 1,692 (10.79%) DevOps
15 1,603 (10.22%) .NET
16 1,566 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
17 1,440 (9.18%) Security Cleared
18 1,366 (8.71%) Java
19 1,358 (8.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 1,296 (8.27%) React
21 1,224 (7.81%) Actionable Insight
22 1,172 (7.47%) Coaching
23 1,149 (7.33%) Linux
24 1,095 (6.98%) Windows
25 1,037 (6.61%) SC Cleared
26 1,017 (6.49%) CI/CD
27 1,005 (6.41%) Project Management
28 998 (6.36%) Decision-Making
29 972 (6.20%) Analytics

Senior Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 230 (1.47%) Microsoft Exchange
2 221 (1.41%) ArcGIS
3 219 (1.40%) Apache Spark
4 214 (1.36%) GeoServer
5 186 (1.19%) Apache
6 180 (1.15%) SharePoint
7 156 (0.99%) CMS
8 153 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
9 132 (0.84%) Confluence
10 109 (0.70%) SAS
11 101 (0.64%) IIS
12 55 (0.35%) Umbraco
13 52 (0.33%) WordPress
14 42 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
15 41 (0.26%) Headless CMS
16 40 (0.26%) Kentico
17 37 (0.24%) Tuxedo
18 30 (0.19%) WebLogic
19 25 (0.16%) nginx
20 20 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 624 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 304 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 167 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 123 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 63 (0.40%) Sketch
6 49 (0.31%) Simulink
7 48 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
8 42 (0.27%) AutoCAD
9 36 (0.23%) Photoshop
10 25 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 25 (0.16%) Stateflow
11 18 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 16 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
12 16 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
13 12 (0.077%) OrCAD
14 10 (0.064%) InDesign
14 10 (0.064%) Solid Edge
15 9 (0.057%) InVision
16 7 (0.045%) Adobe XD
16 7 (0.045%) Revit
Business Applications
1 69 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.34%) Endur
3 40 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
4 35 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
5 26 (0.17%) Magento
6 24 (0.15%) Shopify
7 21 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 20 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 19 (0.12%) NEC Housing
10 18 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
11 17 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
12 15 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
13 13 (0.083%) SAP SCM
13 13 (0.083%) Workday HCM
14 11 (0.070%) SAP FI
15 10 (0.064%) SAP HR
16 9 (0.057%) Primavera
16 9 (0.057%) SAP CO
16 9 (0.057%) SAP FI/CO
17 8 (0.051%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3,058 (19.50%) Azure
2 2,718 (17.33%) AWS
3 728 (4.64%) SaaS
4 626 (3.99%) Microsoft 365
5 601 (3.83%) GCP
6 548 (3.49%) Power Platform
7 456 (2.91%) Azure DevOps
8 393 (2.51%) Entra ID
9 253 (1.61%) Serverless
10 230 (1.47%) GitHub
11 223 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
12 175 (1.12%) Amazon S3
13 172 (1.10%) Snowflake
14 159 (1.01%) PaaS
15 142 (0.91%) PowerApps
16 136 (0.87%) IaaS
17 131 (0.84%) OneDrive
18 127 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
19 125 (0.80%) dbt
20 124 (0.79%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 575 (3.67%) Firewall
2 396 (2.53%) Broadband
3 346 (2.21%) WAN
4 294 (1.88%) DNS
5 252 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 237 (1.51%) LAN
7 235 (1.50%) Wireless
8 219 (1.40%) Network Security
9 185 (1.18%) DHCP
10 171 (1.09%) VPN
11 160 (1.02%) 5G
12 155 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
13 146 (0.93%) SD-WAN
14 145 (0.92%) Internet
15 114 (0.73%) MPLS
16 108 (0.69%) SAN
17 103 (0.66%) VLAN
18 90 (0.57%) BGP
19 81 (0.52%) HTTP
20 66 (0.42%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 710 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 594 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
3 406 (2.59%) Power BI
4 378 (2.41%) MySQL
5 351 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 342 (2.18%) Tableau
7 327 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
8 272 (1.73%) Data Lake
9 257 (1.64%) Relational Database
10 236 (1.51%) GIS
11 216 (1.38%) QGIS
12 191 (1.22%) Big Data
13 163 (1.04%) MongoDB
14 139 (0.89%) Oracle Database
15 130 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
16 124 (0.79%) Metadata
17 115 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 103 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
19 98 (0.63%) Amazon Athena
20 97 (0.62%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 915 (5.84%) Git
2 381 (2.43%) JIRA
3 278 (1.77%) Jenkins
4 155 (0.99%) Visual Studio
5 142 (0.91%) GitLab
6 136 (0.87%) Bitbucket
7 112 (0.71%) Selenium
8 68 (0.43%) Cypress.io
9 65 (0.41%) Artifactory
10 59 (0.38%) TeamCity
11 57 (0.36%) JUnit
12 53 (0.34%) Sourcetree
13 51 (0.33%) Postman
14 44 (0.28%) Cucumber
15 42 (0.27%) webpack
16 41 (0.26%) Subversion
17 40 (0.26%) CircleCI
18 39 (0.25%) Maven
18 39 (0.25%) NUnit
19 38 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3,290 (20.98%) Social Skills
2 3,184 (20.31%) Finance
3 1,566 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
4 1,358 (8.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 849 (5.41%) Marketing
6 740 (4.72%) Banking
7 718 (4.58%) Law
8 652 (4.16%) Retail
9 646 (4.12%) Public Sector
10 558 (3.56%) Legal
11 432 (2.76%) Presentation Skills
12 424 (2.70%) Influencing Skills
13 404 (2.58%) Manufacturing
14 275 (1.75%) Games
15 253 (1.61%) Electronics
16 251 (1.60%) Front Office
17 219 (1.40%) Aerospace
18 203 (1.29%) Telecoms
19 188 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
20 183 (1.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,603 (10.22%) .NET
2 1,296 (8.27%) React
3 923 (5.89%) CSS
4 847 (5.40%) HTML
5 627 (4.00%) AngularJS
6 591 (3.77%) .NET Core
7 491 (3.13%) Node.js
8 450 (2.87%) RESTful
9 449 (2.86%) ASP.NET
10 405 (2.58%) REST
11 380 (2.42%) .NET Framework
12 359 (2.29%) Vue
13 310 (1.98%) Kafka
14 296 (1.89%) Web Services
15 295 (1.88%) Spring
16 249 (1.59%) JSON
17 234 (1.49%) Laravel
18 226 (1.44%) XML
19 217 (1.38%) OpenLayers
20 215 (1.37%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 392 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 369 (2.35%) Product Ownership
3 365 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
4 350 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
5 336 (2.14%) Data Centre
6 297 (1.89%) Algorithms
7 286 (1.82%) Onboarding
8 280 (1.79%) Cloud Native
9 259 (1.65%) Public Cloud
10 230 (1.47%) IoT
11 218 (1.39%) Social Media
12 204 (1.30%) Derivative
13 201 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 200 (1.28%) Driving Licence
15 191 (1.22%) Hedge funds
16 182 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
17 169 (1.08%) Mobile App
18 165 (1.05%) Equities
19 148 (0.94%) Fixed Income
20 134 (0.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1,149 (7.33%) Linux
2 1,095 (6.98%) Windows
3 387 (2.47%) Windows Server
4 218 (1.39%) Ubuntu
5 155 (0.99%) Unix
6 145 (0.92%) Android
7 136 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
8 126 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 123 (0.78%) Windows 10
10 80 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
11 66 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
12 62 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 55 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 44 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 37 (0.24%) VMS
16 23 (0.15%) Windows 7
17 20 (0.13%) CentOS
18 17 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
19 10 (0.064%) FreeRTOS
19 10 (0.064%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,655 (23.31%) Agile
2 2,956 (18.85%) Software Engineering
3 2,129 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
4 2,060 (13.14%) Mentoring
5 1,692 (10.79%) DevOps
6 1,224 (7.81%) Actionable Insight
7 1,172 (7.47%) Coaching
8 1,017 (6.49%) CI/CD
9 1,005 (6.41%) Project Management
10 998 (6.36%) Decision-Making
11 972 (6.20%) Analytics
12 943 (6.01%) Artificial Intelligence
13 932 (5.94%) Cybersecurity
14 893 (5.70%) Computer Science
15 835 (5.33%) Roadmaps
16 834 (5.32%) Full Stack Development
17 683 (4.36%) Microservices
18 650 (4.15%) SDLC
19 625 (3.99%) Machine Learning
20 595 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,320 (14.80%) SQL
2 2,215 (14.13%) Python
3 1,851 (11.80%) JavaScript
4 1,712 (10.92%) C#
5 1,366 (8.71%) Java
6 935 (5.96%) TypeScript
7 489 (3.12%) C
8 488 (3.11%) C++
9 431 (2.75%) PowerShell
10 390 (2.49%) PHP
11 368 (2.35%) Bash
12 219 (1.40%) T-SQL
13 206 (1.31%) Go
14 173 (1.10%) PL/SQL
15 140 (0.89%) Scala
16 130 (0.83%) R
17 127 (0.81%) Ruby
18 123 (0.78%) Kotlin
19 105 (0.67%) Embedded C
20 96 (0.61%) Rust
Qualifications
1 2,215 (14.13%) Degree
2 1,440 (9.18%) Security Cleared
3 1,037 (6.61%) SC Cleared
4 359 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 309 (1.97%) Master's Degree
6 291 (1.86%) ACCA
7 260 (1.66%) DBS Check
8 258 (1.65%) CIMA
9 237 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
10 227 (1.45%) DV Cleared
11 166 (1.06%) Azure Certification
12 153 (0.98%) CISSP
13 150 (0.96%) CCNP
14 143 (0.91%) PMI Certification
15 136 (0.87%) AWS Certification
16 130 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
17 123 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
18 116 (0.74%) PhD
19 114 (0.73%) CCNA
20 76 (0.48%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 420 (2.68%) QA
2 264 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 255 (1.63%) Accessibility
4 249 (1.59%) SLA
5 210 (1.34%) GDPR
6 119 (0.76%) NIST
7 115 (0.73%) WCAG
8 107 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 90 (0.57%) IFRS
10 89 (0.57%) PMO
11 68 (0.43%) GMP
12 59 (0.38%) IFRS 9
13 55 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
14 43 (0.27%) PCI DSS
15 35 (0.22%) Automotive SPICE
16 33 (0.21%) ISO 26262
17 31 (0.20%) GRC
18 28 (0.18%) NCSC
19 25 (0.16%) Good Clinical Practice
20 24 (0.15%) AUTOSAR
System Software
1 813 (5.18%) Docker
2 780 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 335 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 220 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 185 (1.18%) Firmware
6 73 (0.47%) Embedded Firmware
7 65 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 59 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 57 (0.36%) vSphere
10 50 (0.32%) RACF
11 27 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 26 (0.17%) VMware NSX
13 18 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (0.11%) KVM
14 17 (0.11%) XenDesktop
15 16 (0.10%) XenApp
16 11 (0.070%) IAG
17 9 (0.057%) NFS
18 7 (0.045%) HDFS
19 6 (0.038%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 923 (5.89%) Kubernetes
2 660 (4.21%) Terraform
3 318 (2.03%) Ansible
4 296 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 138 (0.88%) Jamf Pro
6 126 (0.80%) SCCM
7 99 (0.63%) Puppet
8 95 (0.61%) Prometheus
9 73 (0.47%) Grafana
10 69 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
11 57 (0.36%) Progress Chef
12 51 (0.33%) vCenter Server
13 40 (0.26%) FortiGate
14 31 (0.20%) Stealthwatch
15 29 (0.18%) CASB
16 26 (0.17%) OpenSSO
16 26 (0.17%) SCOM
17 20 (0.13%) Nagios
18 19 (0.12%) Nmap
19 18 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2,393 (15.26%) Microsoft
2 608 (3.88%) Oracle
3 504 (3.21%) VMware
4 442 (2.82%) Cisco
5 384 (2.45%) Google
6 346 (2.21%) Databricks
7 229 (1.46%) ServiceNow
8 218 (1.39%) ESRI
9 210 (1.34%) SAP
10 206 (1.31%) CyberArk
11 175 (1.12%) Dell
12 133 (0.85%) IBM
12 133 (0.85%) Salesforce
13 130 (0.83%) Adobe
14 128 (0.82%) Tanium
15 125 (0.80%) Meraki
16 118 (0.75%) Red Hat
17 117 (0.75%) Palo Alto
18 114 (0.73%) Juniper
19 104 (0.66%) HP