Senior
UK

The median Senior salary in the UK is £62,500 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 19 June 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
19 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 6 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior 16,608 14,370 32,083
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 15.12% 15.54% 18.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.95% 17.04% 19.37%
Number of salaries quoted 11,213 9,097 13,458
10th Percentile £41,250 £47,354 £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

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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 104,121 84,323 165,675
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 91.19% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 73,469 54,972 85,174
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,603 £45,000 £42,750
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 £53,519 £50,296
% change year-on-year -6.58% +6.41% +5.89%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +4 14,256 £62,783 -10.31% 3,977
UK excluding London +3 10,972 £60,000 -1.32% 2,162
Work from Home +2 6,462 £65,000 -7.14% 1,947
London +3 4,765 £77,500 -6.06% 2,039
North of England +4 2,926 £60,000 - 585
South East -1 2,391 £60,000 -11.11% 492
South West +14 1,772 £60,000 +3.45% 302
North West +10 1,655 £60,000 - 364
Midlands +3 1,638 £57,965 +0.81% 289
Scotland -10 1,051 £60,000 -1.32% 186
West Midlands +5 1,038 £60,000 +4.35% 188
Yorkshire +1 947 £59,526 -0.79% 165
East of England +1 640 £57,500 -11.54% 248
East Midlands +1 591 £55,000 - 101
Wales +9 420 £50,000 -9.09% 69
North East +11 329 £58,800 +4.07% 58
Northern Ireland +21 141 £55,000 +10.00% 43
Isle of Man - 6 £52,500 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

Senior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 3,696 (22.25%) Agile
2 3,334 (20.07%) Social Skills
3 3,242 (19.52%) Finance
4 3,138 (18.89%) Software Engineering
5 3,072 (18.50%) Azure
6 2,761 (16.62%) AWS
7 2,413 (14.53%) Microsoft
8 2,348 (14.14%) SQL
9 2,315 (13.94%) Degree
10 2,290 (13.79%) Python
11 2,162 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
12 2,124 (12.79%) Mentoring
13 1,939 (11.68%) JavaScript
14 1,807 (10.88%) C#
15 1,705 (10.27%) DevOps
16 1,690 (10.18%) .NET
17 1,589 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
18 1,441 (8.68%) Security Cleared
19 1,392 (8.38%) Java
20 1,353 (8.15%) React
21 1,351 (8.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
22 1,227 (7.39%) Coaching
23 1,176 (7.08%) Actionable Insight
24 1,130 (6.80%) Linux
25 1,087 (6.55%) Windows
26 1,034 (6.23%) CI/CD
27 1,025 (6.17%) Project Management
28 1,024 (6.17%) SC Cleared
29 1,006 (6.06%) Analytics
30 1,002 (6.03%) TypeScript

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
1 225 (1.35%) Microsoft Exchange
2 207 (1.25%) Apache
3 203 (1.22%) Apache Spark
4 199 (1.20%) ArcGIS
5 190 (1.14%) GeoServer
6 177 (1.07%) SharePoint
7 174 (1.05%) Apache Airflow
8 162 (0.98%) CMS
9 134 (0.81%) Confluence
10 120 (0.72%) SAS
11 100 (0.60%) IIS
12 57 (0.34%) Umbraco
13 55 (0.33%) WordPress
14 42 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
15 41 (0.25%) Headless CMS
16 40 (0.24%) Kentico
17 37 (0.22%) Tuxedo
18 28 (0.17%) WebLogic
19 26 (0.16%) nginx
20 21 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 636 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 307 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
3 170 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 125 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 63 (0.38%) Sketch
6 50 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 49 (0.30%) Simulink
8 44 (0.26%) AutoCAD
9 37 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 26 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
11 25 (0.15%) Stateflow
12 18 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 16 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
13 16 (0.096%) SOLIDWORKS
14 14 (0.084%) OrCAD
15 11 (0.066%) Windchill
16 10 (0.060%) InDesign
16 10 (0.060%) Solid Edge
17 9 (0.054%) InVision
18 7 (0.042%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 71 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.33%) Endur
3 43 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
4 36 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
5 30 (0.18%) Magento
5 30 (0.18%) Shopify
6 27 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 22 (0.13%) NEC Housing
8 19 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
9 18 (0.11%) NetSuite
10 15 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
11 13 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
11 13 (0.078%) SAP FI
11 13 (0.078%) SAP SCM
11 13 (0.078%) Workday HCM
12 11 (0.066%) SAP CO
12 11 (0.066%) SAP FI/CO
13 9 (0.054%) Primavera
13 9 (0.054%) Ripple
13 9 (0.054%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3,072 (18.50%) Azure
2 2,761 (16.62%) AWS
3 750 (4.52%) SaaS
4 622 (3.75%) Microsoft 365
5 592 (3.56%) GCP
6 576 (3.47%) Power Platform
7 476 (2.87%) Azure DevOps
8 393 (2.37%) Entra ID
9 256 (1.54%) Serverless
10 236 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
11 234 (1.41%) GitHub
12 198 (1.19%) Snowflake
13 184 (1.11%) Amazon S3
14 156 (0.94%) PaaS
15 152 (0.92%) dbt
16 146 (0.88%) IaaS
17 144 (0.87%) PowerApps
18 138 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
19 130 (0.78%) OneDrive
20 125 (0.75%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 581 (3.50%) Firewall
2 396 (2.38%) Broadband
3 344 (2.07%) WAN
4 296 (1.78%) DNS
5 249 (1.50%) TCP/IP
6 244 (1.47%) Wireless
7 237 (1.43%) Network Security
8 232 (1.40%) LAN
9 184 (1.11%) DHCP
10 174 (1.05%) VPN
11 161 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
12 160 (0.96%) 5G
13 155 (0.93%) SD-WAN
14 147 (0.89%) Internet
15 117 (0.70%) MPLS
16 111 (0.67%) VLAN
17 103 (0.62%) SAN
18 100 (0.60%) BGP
19 81 (0.49%) HTTP
20 72 (0.43%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 720 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 562 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
3 418 (2.52%) Power BI
4 380 (2.29%) MySQL
5 344 (2.07%) NoSQL
6 343 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
7 336 (2.02%) Tableau
8 299 (1.80%) Data Lake
9 262 (1.58%) Relational Database
10 213 (1.28%) GIS
11 192 (1.16%) QGIS
12 187 (1.13%) Big Data
13 158 (0.95%) MongoDB
14 130 (0.78%) Metadata
15 127 (0.76%) Oracle Database
16 124 (0.75%) Amazon Athena
17 123 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
18 119 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 117 (0.70%) Apache Ignite
20 113 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 931 (5.61%) Git
2 389 (2.34%) JIRA
3 264 (1.59%) Jenkins
4 154 (0.93%) Visual Studio
5 145 (0.87%) GitLab
6 136 (0.82%) Bitbucket
7 118 (0.71%) Selenium
8 70 (0.42%) Cypress.io
9 69 (0.42%) Artifactory
10 62 (0.37%) TeamCity
11 58 (0.35%) JUnit
12 53 (0.32%) Sourcetree
13 48 (0.29%) Postman
14 43 (0.26%) webpack
15 42 (0.25%) NUnit
16 41 (0.25%) Cucumber
16 41 (0.25%) Subversion
17 40 (0.24%) Eclipse
17 40 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
18 39 (0.23%) CircleCI
General
1 3,334 (20.07%) Social Skills
2 3,242 (19.52%) Finance
3 1,589 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1,351 (8.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 844 (5.08%) Marketing
6 749 (4.51%) Banking
7 699 (4.21%) Law
8 675 (4.06%) Retail
9 663 (3.99%) Public Sector
10 590 (3.55%) Legal
11 470 (2.83%) Manufacturing
12 420 (2.53%) Presentation Skills
13 419 (2.52%) Influencing Skills
14 285 (1.72%) Games
15 267 (1.61%) Electronics
16 263 (1.58%) Front Office
17 233 (1.40%) Aerospace
18 217 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 204 (1.23%) Telecoms
20 203 (1.22%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,690 (10.18%) .NET
2 1,353 (8.15%) React
3 961 (5.79%) CSS
4 886 (5.33%) HTML
5 655 (3.94%) AngularJS
6 599 (3.61%) .NET Core
7 520 (3.13%) Node.js
8 475 (2.86%) RESTful
9 473 (2.85%) ASP.NET
10 415 (2.50%) REST
11 402 (2.42%) .NET Framework
12 377 (2.27%) Vue
13 319 (1.92%) Kafka
13 319 (1.92%) Web Services
14 308 (1.85%) Spring
15 256 (1.54%) JSON
16 240 (1.45%) Laravel
17 229 (1.38%) XML
18 213 (1.28%) GraphQL
19 209 (1.26%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 396 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 378 (2.28%) Product Ownership
3 370 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
4 356 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
5 350 (2.11%) Data Centre
6 311 (1.87%) Onboarding
7 307 (1.85%) Algorithms
8 291 (1.75%) Cloud Native
9 247 (1.49%) IoT
10 242 (1.46%) Public Cloud
11 225 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 223 (1.34%) Derivative
13 219 (1.32%) Social Media
14 210 (1.26%) Driving Licence
15 203 (1.22%) Hedge funds
16 186 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
17 184 (1.11%) Equities
18 171 (1.03%) Mobile App
19 167 (1.01%) Fixed Income
20 133 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1,130 (6.80%) Linux
2 1,087 (6.55%) Windows
3 365 (2.20%) Windows Server
4 194 (1.17%) Ubuntu
5 153 (0.92%) Unix
6 152 (0.92%) Android
7 138 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
8 123 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 121 (0.73%) Apple iOS
10 80 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
11 67 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
12 58 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 54 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 48 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 37 (0.22%) VMS
16 23 (0.14%) Windows 7
17 20 (0.12%) CentOS
18 17 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (0.084%) FreeRTOS
20 9 (0.054%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,696 (22.25%) Agile
2 3,138 (18.89%) Software Engineering
3 2,162 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
4 2,124 (12.79%) Mentoring
5 1,705 (10.27%) DevOps
6 1,227 (7.39%) Coaching
7 1,176 (7.08%) Actionable Insight
8 1,034 (6.23%) CI/CD
9 1,025 (6.17%) Project Management
10 1,006 (6.06%) Analytics
11 984 (5.92%) Decision-Making
12 947 (5.70%) Artificial Intelligence
13 940 (5.66%) Cybersecurity
14 925 (5.57%) Computer Science
15 917 (5.52%) Full Stack Development
16 846 (5.09%) Roadmaps
17 679 (4.09%) Microservices
18 645 (3.88%) SDLC
19 625 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
19 625 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2,348 (14.14%) SQL
2 2,290 (13.79%) Python
3 1,939 (11.68%) JavaScript
4 1,807 (10.88%) C#
5 1,392 (8.38%) Java
6 1,002 (6.03%) TypeScript
7 532 (3.20%) C++
8 516 (3.11%) C
9 426 (2.57%) PowerShell
10 415 (2.50%) PHP
11 371 (2.23%) Bash
12 223 (1.34%) Go
13 215 (1.29%) T-SQL
14 162 (0.98%) PL/SQL
15 149 (0.90%) Scala
16 137 (0.82%) R
17 136 (0.82%) Ruby
18 127 (0.76%) Kotlin
19 114 (0.69%) Embedded C
20 103 (0.62%) Rust
Qualifications
1 2,315 (13.94%) Degree
2 1,441 (8.68%) Security Cleared
3 1,024 (6.17%) SC Cleared
4 371 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 320 (1.93%) Master's Degree
6 292 (1.76%) ACCA
7 266 (1.60%) DBS Check
8 258 (1.55%) CIMA
9 256 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
10 228 (1.37%) DV Cleared
11 170 (1.02%) CCNP
12 168 (1.01%) Azure Certification
13 159 (0.96%) CISSP
14 145 (0.87%) PMI Certification
15 137 (0.82%) AWS Certification
16 128 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
17 123 (0.74%) CCNA
18 122 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
19 120 (0.72%) PhD
20 78 (0.47%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 467 (2.81%) QA
2 298 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 258 (1.55%) Accessibility
4 241 (1.45%) SLA
5 209 (1.26%) GDPR
6 115 (0.69%) WCAG
7 114 (0.69%) NIST
8 105 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 103 (0.62%) GMP
10 95 (0.57%) PMO
11 88 (0.53%) IFRS
12 57 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
13 56 (0.34%) IFRS 9
14 40 (0.24%) PCI DSS
15 33 (0.20%) Automotive SPICE
15 33 (0.20%) ISO 26262
16 31 (0.19%) GRC
17 30 (0.18%) NCSC
18 25 (0.15%) Good Clinical Practice
19 24 (0.14%) MISRA
System Software
1 814 (4.90%) Docker
2 777 (4.68%) Active Directory
3 328 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 210 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 197 (1.19%) Firmware
6 79 (0.48%) Embedded Firmware
7 70 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 56 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 55 (0.33%) vSphere
10 50 (0.30%) RACF
11 29 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 28 (0.17%) VMware NSX
13 18 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (0.10%) KVM
15 16 (0.096%) XenApp
15 16 (0.096%) XenDesktop
16 11 (0.066%) IAG
17 9 (0.054%) NFS
18 6 (0.036%) Oracle RAC
19 5 (0.030%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 950 (5.72%) Kubernetes
2 660 (3.97%) Terraform
3 322 (1.94%) Ansible
4 290 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 139 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
6 120 (0.72%) SCCM
7 101 (0.61%) Prometheus
8 97 (0.58%) Puppet
9 69 (0.42%) Grafana
10 66 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
11 50 (0.30%) Progress Chef
12 48 (0.29%) vCenter Server
13 46 (0.28%) FortiGate
14 33 (0.20%) Stealthwatch
15 31 (0.19%) CASB
16 24 (0.14%) OpenSSO
16 24 (0.14%) SCOM
17 19 (0.11%) Functional Safety
17 19 (0.11%) Nmap
18 17 (0.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 2,413 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 600 (3.61%) Oracle
3 494 (2.97%) VMware
4 448 (2.70%) Cisco
5 366 (2.20%) Google
6 353 (2.13%) Databricks
7 225 (1.35%) ServiceNow
8 222 (1.34%) SAP
9 209 (1.26%) CyberArk
10 196 (1.18%) ESRI
11 165 (0.99%) Dell
12 137 (0.82%) Salesforce
13 136 (0.82%) Adobe
14 131 (0.79%) IBM
14 131 (0.79%) Meraki
15 128 (0.77%) Tanium
16 122 (0.73%) Palo Alto
16 122 (0.73%) Red Hat
17 114 (0.69%) Juniper
18 100 (0.60%) HP