Period
to 12 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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

Senior Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 79 67
Rank change year-on-year +8 -12 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 147 273 387
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.73% 3.43% 4.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.93% 3.56% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 148 284 363
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £43,750 £36,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 3,739 7,660 9,239
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 96.21% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3,119 6,003 7,168
Median annual salary £47,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the West Midlands

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Senior Developer in the West Midlands

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in the West Midlands

Senior Developer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 July 2020. 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
Birmingham +17 54 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Coventry +17 22 £57,500 +21.05% 7
Warwickshire +33 20 £50,000 - 8
Staffordshire -1 11 £50,000 +12.36% 7
Solihull -4 5 £62,000 +18.10% 2
Shropshire +16 4 £41,250 -34.00% 1
Herefordshire +9 4 £62,500 +25.00%
Wolverhampton 0 1 £54,000 +20.00% 1
Walsall -8 1 £45,000 +9.09%
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 West Midlands region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 79 (53.74%) C#
2 75 (51.02%) .NET
3 57 (38.78%) SQL
4 55 (37.41%) JavaScript
5 54 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (34.69%) Azure
7 42 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 42 (28.57%) ASP.NET
8 38 (25.85%) Microsoft
9 37 (25.17%) .NET Core
10 36 (24.49%) DevOps
11 35 (23.81%) CSS
11 35 (23.81%) HTML
12 33 (22.45%) REST
13 31 (21.09%) AngularJS
14 30 (20.41%) MVC
15 27 (18.37%) Java
15 27 (18.37%) jQuery
16 26 (17.69%) .NET Framework
16 26 (17.69%) TDD
17 23 (15.65%) Mentoring
17 23 (15.65%) Microservices
17 23 (15.65%) T-SQL
18 22 (14.97%) Git (software)
19 20 (13.61%) Linux
19 20 (13.61%) Python
19 20 (13.61%) Power Platform
20 19 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
21 17 (11.56%) Web Development
21 17 (11.56%) Entity Framework

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (5.44%) CMS
2 7 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.08%) Apache
4 3 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.04%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.36%) Appian
5 2 (1.36%) Drupal
5 2 (1.36%) FileNet
5 2 (1.36%) IIS
5 2 (1.36%) JBoss
5 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 51 (34.69%) Azure
2 20 (13.61%) Power Platform
3 16 (10.88%) AWS
4 9 (6.12%) Serverless
5 7 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (4.76%) PowerApps
6 6 (4.08%) SaaS
7 4 (2.72%) PaaS
8 3 (2.04%) npm
9 2 (1.36%) GCP
10 1 (0.68%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.68%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.04%) Broadband
2 2 (1.36%) FTP
2 2 (1.36%) Internet
2 2 (1.36%) SMS
3 1 (0.68%) MQTT
3 1 (0.68%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (8.16%) MySQL
3 12 (8.16%) Power BI
4 11 (7.48%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.12%) Relational Database
6 8 (5.44%) InterSystems Cache
6 8 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.08%) MongoDB
8 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (2.04%) Hadoop
10 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (1.36%) Big Data
11 2 (1.36%) Redis
11 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.68%) Essbase
12 1 (0.68%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 22 (14.97%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.16%) Subversion
4 10 (6.80%) JIRA
5 8 (5.44%) Selenium
5 8 (5.44%) Visual Studio
6 7 (4.76%) Maven
7 5 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.40%) JMeter
7 5 (3.40%) JUnit
7 5 (3.40%) SonarQube
8 4 (2.72%) Gradle
8 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.04%) Mercurial
9 3 (2.04%) NUnit
9 3 (2.04%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.36%) git-flow
10 2 (1.36%) Moq
10 2 (1.36%) Xdebug
General
1 16 (10.88%) Finance
2 5 (3.40%) Automotive
3 4 (2.72%) Games
3 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.72%) Marketing
4 3 (2.04%) Banking
4 3 (2.04%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.04%) Retail
4 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.36%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (51.02%) .NET
2 42 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 37 (25.17%) .NET Core
4 35 (23.81%) CSS
4 35 (23.81%) HTML
5 33 (22.45%) REST
6 31 (21.09%) AngularJS
7 27 (18.37%) jQuery
8 26 (17.69%) .NET Framework
9 17 (11.56%) Entity Framework
9 17 (11.56%) React
10 16 (10.88%) Spring
10 16 (10.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (10.20%) Web Services
12 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (8.16%) SOAP
14 11 (7.48%) ASP.NET Core
14 11 (7.48%) Vue.js
15 10 (6.80%) ASP.NET Web API
16 8 (5.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (5.44%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.72%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.72%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.04%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (2.04%) User Experience
6 2 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Arduino
7 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.61%) Linux
2 14 (9.52%) Unix
3 3 (2.04%) Android
3 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.36%) CentOS
4 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (24.49%) DevOps
3 30 (20.41%) MVC
4 26 (17.69%) TDD
5 23 (15.65%) Mentoring
5 23 (15.65%) Microservices
6 19 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (11.56%) Scrum
7 17 (11.56%) Web Development
8 16 (10.88%) Unit Testing
9 14 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (8.84%) Fintech
11 12 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (8.16%) Front End Development
11 12 (8.16%) OO
11 12 (8.16%) Requirements Gathering
12 11 (7.48%) Software Engineering
13 10 (6.80%) API Design
14 9 (6.12%) CRM
14 9 (6.12%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 79 (53.74%) C#
2 57 (38.78%) SQL
3 55 (37.41%) JavaScript
4 27 (18.37%) Java
5 23 (15.65%) T-SQL
6 20 (13.61%) Python
7 16 (10.88%) C++
8 14 (9.52%) C
9 12 (8.16%) PHP
10 5 (3.40%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.72%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.36%) Java 8
13 2 (1.36%) PHP 7
13 2 (1.36%) Ruby
13 2 (1.36%) Scala
14 1 (0.68%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.68%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (4.76%) Degree
2 3 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) GDPR
1 2 (1.36%) IFRS
1 2 (1.36%) IFRS 9
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.12%) Docker
2 8 (5.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) Kibana
1 5 (3.40%) logstash
2 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 38 (25.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.12%) Oracle
3 3 (2.04%) Apple
3 3 (2.04%) TIBCO
3 3 (2.04%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.36%) Google
4 2 (1.36%) Pega
5 1 (0.68%) Citrix
5 1 (0.68%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.68%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.68%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.68%) NEC
5 1 (0.68%) Tableau
5 1 (0.68%) WSO2