Period
to 27 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

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

Senior Developer
UK > Wales
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 58 38 63
Rank change year-on-year -20 +25 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 61 60 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 4.33% 5.24% 3.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.77% 5.46% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 54 54 58
10th Percentile £39,825 £40,811 £33,927
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £48,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £50,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,280 1,099 1,706
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.84% 95.90% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 926 937 1,480
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,225
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £51,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £60,700 £60,000 £57,775
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Wales

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Senior Developer in Wales

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in Wales over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in Wales

Senior Developer
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 27 July 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
South Wales -13 44 £49,250 +2.60% 20
West Wales -12 13 £45,000 -13.46%
North Wales - 2 £45,000 - 2
Dyfed - 1 - -
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, Senior 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 across the Wales region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 41 (67.21%) Azure
2 32 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (49.18%) JavaScript
4 25 (40.98%) Scrum
5 24 (39.34%) C#
6 23 (37.70%) .NET
6 23 (37.70%) DevOps
7 22 (36.07%) Java
8 21 (34.43%) HTML
9 20 (32.79%) Mentoring
10 19 (31.15%) React
10 19 (31.15%) Web Services
11 18 (29.51%) CSS
11 18 (29.51%) Spring
11 18 (29.51%) Git (software)
11 18 (29.51%) Kubernetes
12 17 (27.87%) REST
12 17 (27.87%) RESTful
13 16 (26.23%) AngularJS
13 16 (26.23%) Microservices
13 16 (26.23%) Docker
14 15 (24.59%) TDD
15 14 (22.95%) SQL
15 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
15 14 (22.95%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (21.31%) Spring Boot
16 13 (21.31%) Android
16 13 (21.31%) Kanban
17 11 (18.03%) MVC
17 11 (18.03%) Apple iOS

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 3 (4.92%) Apache
1 3 (4.92%) CMS
1 3 (4.92%) JBoss
1 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
1 3 (4.92%) Umbraco
2 2 (3.28%) OnBase
3 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (67.21%) Azure
2 11 (18.03%) OpenShift
3 4 (6.56%) Azure Service Bus
3 4 (6.56%) npm
4 3 (4.92%) GCP
5 2 (3.28%) AWS
5 2 (3.28%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (1.64%) Serverless
6 1 (1.64%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Firewall
1 3 (4.92%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Azure SQL Database
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) MySQL
3 2 (3.28%) Power BI
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) QlikView
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 18 (29.51%) Git (software)
2 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
3 10 (16.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (6.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (6.56%) Selenium
6 3 (4.92%) Ant
6 3 (4.92%) JMeter
6 3 (4.92%) Maven
6 3 (4.92%) Protractor
6 3 (4.92%) Subversion
7 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.64%) JIRA
7 1 (1.64%) NUnit
7 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (14.75%) Advertising
2 8 (13.11%) Finance
3 6 (9.84%) Social Skills
4 4 (6.56%) Retail
5 3 (4.92%) Billing
5 3 (4.92%) Games
5 3 (4.92%) Public Sector
6 2 (3.28%) Electronics
6 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.28%) Marketing
6 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.64%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (37.70%) .NET
2 21 (34.43%) HTML
3 19 (31.15%) React
3 19 (31.15%) Web Services
4 18 (29.51%) CSS
4 18 (29.51%) Spring
5 17 (27.87%) REST
5 17 (27.87%) RESTful
6 16 (26.23%) AngularJS
7 13 (21.31%) Spring Boot
8 10 (16.39%) ASP.NET
9 9 (14.75%) .NET Core
9 9 (14.75%) CSS3
9 9 (14.75%) HTML5
10 8 (13.11%) SOAP
11 7 (11.48%) .NET Framework
11 7 (11.48%) jQuery
12 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (9.84%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (8.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.92%) NHS
2 3 (4.92%) Wiki
3 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.28%) Life Science
4 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Android
2 11 (18.03%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.28%) Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.98%) Scrum
3 23 (37.70%) DevOps
4 20 (32.79%) Mentoring
5 16 (26.23%) Microservices
6 15 (24.59%) TDD
7 14 (22.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (21.31%) Kanban
9 11 (18.03%) BDD
9 11 (18.03%) Fintech
9 11 (18.03%) MVC
10 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
11 8 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
12 7 (11.48%) OO
12 7 (11.48%) OOP
13 6 (9.84%) Android Development
13 6 (9.84%) Coaching
13 6 (9.84%) SOLID
14 5 (8.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) JavaScript
2 24 (39.34%) C#
3 22 (36.07%) Java
4 14 (22.95%) SQL
5 10 (16.39%) TypeScript
6 5 (8.20%) Kotlin
7 4 (6.56%) PHP
8 3 (4.92%) Apple Swift
8 3 (4.92%) Java 8
8 3 (4.92%) Python
9 2 (3.28%) Dart
9 2 (3.28%) Scala
10 1 (1.64%) C
10 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.64%) R
10 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) SAFe Agilist
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) MCSD
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) GDPR
1 1 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.64%) QA
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (26.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (29.51%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Guidewire
3 2 (3.28%) Hyland
3 2 (3.28%) IBM
3 2 (3.28%) SAP
4 1 (1.64%) Databricks