Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 53 69
Rank change year-on-year +1 +16 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 474 552 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.68% 4.81% 3.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.85% 5.00% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 465 492 399
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% 0.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,700 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 9777 11043 10507
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8024 8750 8737
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +28 202 £47,500 +9.20% 12
Staffordshire -9 68 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Warwickshire -10 67 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Coventry -27 43 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Solihull +1 26 £45,000 -1.10% 2
Worcestershire +5 25 £47,500 +43.94% 2
Herefordshire +1 9 £47,500 +46.15%
Shropshire -14 9 £40,000 -20.24% 2
Walsall - 8 £42,500 -
Sutton Coldfield +12 5 £45,000 -19.64%
Halesowen - 5 £43,750 -
Wolverhampton +6 2 £46,500 +24.00% 1
Wednesbury - 2 £37,500 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £50,000 -
Dudley - 1 £42,500 -
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Senior 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 297 (62.66%) JavaScript
2 245 (51.69%) HTML
3 242 (51.05%) C#
4 235 (49.58%) CSS
5 213 (44.94%) .NET
6 207 (43.67%) SQL
7 189 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
8 173 (36.50%) AngularJS
9 152 (32.07%) SQL Server
10 147 (31.01%) MVC
11 118 (24.89%) MySQL
12 116 (24.47%) ASP.NET
13 111 (23.42%) Microsoft
14 101 (21.31%) Java
15 100 (21.10%) Web Development
16 91 (19.20%) PHP
17 90 (18.99%) jQuery
18 85 (17.93%) HTML5
19 80 (16.88%) TDD
20 72 (15.19%) Node.js
21 69 (14.56%) NoSQL
21 69 (14.56%) RESTful
22 67 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC
23 66 (13.92%) Finance
24 60 (12.66%) Mentoring
25 59 (12.45%) Microservices
26 57 (12.03%) XML
27 56 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
28 54 (11.39%) Jenkins
29 53 (11.18%) CSS3

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 35 (7.38%) CMS
2 25 (5.27%) Apache
3 20 (4.22%) Drupal
4 15 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.95%) IIS
5 14 (2.95%) JBoss
5 14 (2.95%) SharePoint Server
6 13 (2.74%) Umbraco
7 10 (2.11%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.90%) Confluence
9 6 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.05%) nginx
11 4 (0.84%) OpenEdge
11 4 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.63%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.63%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.63%) WildFly
12 3 (0.63%) WordPress
13 2 (0.42%) Mule
Applications
1 21 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.05%) Shopify
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) Magento
3 1 (0.21%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 56 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (4.01%) SaaS
4 15 (3.16%) PaaS
5 14 (2.95%) Force.com
6 8 (1.69%) Firebase
7 7 (1.48%) Bluemix
7 7 (1.48%) IaaS
7 7 (1.48%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (1.27%) npm
9 3 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.42%) GitHub
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.21%) Office 365
11 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.74%) HTTP
2 10 (2.11%) DNS
3 8 (1.69%) DHCP
3 8 (1.69%) Internet
4 7 (1.48%) AMQP
5 5 (1.05%) LDAP
5 5 (1.05%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.42%) SMTP
7 1 (0.21%) Firewall
7 1 (0.21%) SAN
7 1 (0.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (32.07%) SQL Server
2 118 (24.89%) MySQL
3 69 (14.56%) NoSQL
4 46 (9.70%) MongoDB
5 36 (7.59%) Big Data
6 35 (7.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (5.06%) Relational Database
8 22 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (4.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (2.32%) Power BI
14 8 (1.69%) DocumentDB
15 7 (1.48%) CouchDB
15 7 (1.48%) RDBMS
16 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
17 5 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
17 5 (1.05%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 54 (11.39%) Jenkins
2 53 (11.18%) Git (software)
3 43 (9.07%) Visual Studio
4 31 (6.54%) Subversion
5 21 (4.43%) JUnit
6 19 (4.01%) Maven
7 17 (3.59%) gulp
7 17 (3.59%) JIRA
8 16 (3.38%) SpecFlow
8 16 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (2.95%) Grunt
9 14 (2.95%) Selenium
10 11 (2.32%) Bitbucket
10 11 (2.32%) webpack
11 9 (1.90%) NUnit
12 8 (1.69%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (1.69%) Mocha
12 8 (1.69%) PhantomJS
12 8 (1.69%) Vagrant
General
1 66 (13.92%) Finance
2 23 (4.85%) Marketing
3 22 (4.64%) Advertising
4 20 (4.22%) Retail
5 19 (4.01%) Games
6 17 (3.59%) Electronics
7 14 (2.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (2.11%) Banking
9 7 (1.48%) Automotive
9 7 (1.48%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.27%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.05%) Back Office
11 5 (1.05%) Legal
11 5 (1.05%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (51.69%) HTML
2 235 (49.58%) CSS
3 213 (44.94%) .NET
4 173 (36.50%) AngularJS
5 116 (24.47%) ASP.NET
6 90 (18.99%) jQuery
7 85 (17.93%) HTML5
8 72 (15.19%) Node.js
9 69 (14.56%) RESTful
10 67 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 57 (12.03%) XML
12 53 (11.18%) CSS3
13 47 (9.92%) REST
13 47 (9.92%) Spring
14 44 (9.28%) Web Services
15 43 (9.07%) Angular 2
16 40 (8.44%) JSON
17 38 (8.02%) ASP.NET Web API
17 38 (8.02%) Hibernate
17 38 (8.02%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.49%) User Experience
2 37 (7.81%) Greenfield Project
3 31 (6.54%) Computer Science
4 21 (4.43%) NHS
5 20 (4.22%) Mobile App
6 17 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (2.74%) Social Media
9 10 (2.11%) Fintech
10 8 (1.69%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.48%) HoloLens
11 7 (1.48%) HTC Vive
11 7 (1.48%) Oculus Rift
12 6 (1.27%) Replication
13 3 (0.63%) BBC
13 3 (0.63%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.63%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.63%) Mobile Games
13 3 (0.63%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.97%) Linux
2 14 (2.95%) Android
2 14 (2.95%) Windows
3 12 (2.53%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.11%) Unix
5 3 (0.63%) Debian
5 3 (0.63%) Windows Phone
5 3 (0.63%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.42%) CentOS
6 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.21%) AIX
7 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (31.01%) MVC
3 100 (21.10%) Web Development
4 80 (16.88%) TDD
5 60 (12.66%) Mentoring
6 59 (12.45%) Microservices
7 51 (10.76%) OO
8 50 (10.55%) Front End Development
9 47 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (9.49%) E-Commerce
11 40 (8.44%) Software Engineering
12 38 (8.02%) Line Management
13 35 (7.38%) Scrum
14 34 (7.17%) BDD
15 32 (6.75%) SOLID
16 29 (6.12%) CRM
17 27 (5.70%) SOA
18 26 (5.49%) Project Management
19 25 (5.27%) Unit Testing
20 24 (5.06%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 297 (62.66%) JavaScript
2 242 (51.05%) C#
3 207 (43.67%) SQL
4 101 (21.31%) Java
5 91 (19.20%) PHP
6 31 (6.54%) C
6 31 (6.54%) C++
7 30 (6.33%) T-SQL
8 29 (6.12%) VB.NET
9 24 (5.06%) Python
10 20 (4.22%) TypeScript
11 17 (3.59%) VB
12 15 (3.16%) Apex Code
13 10 (2.11%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.11%) Perl
14 9 (1.90%) Ruby
14 9 (1.90%) XPath
15 8 (1.69%) Go
15 8 (1.69%) VB6
16 5 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (5.91%) Degree
2 15 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.48%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.84%) MCSD
4 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.42%) MCTS
5 2 (0.42%) OCP
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.22%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (4.43%) Docker
2 8 (1.69%) Samba
2 8 (1.69%) Squid
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (2.32%) Ansible
2 8 (1.69%) Puppet
3 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.63%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.42%) Terraform
6 1 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 111 (23.42%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.06%) Oracle
3 16 (3.38%) Google
4 15 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (2.74%) Xamarin
6 9 (1.90%) IBM
7 8 (1.69%) NetApp
8 5 (1.05%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.84%) Zend
10 3 (0.63%) Cognos
10 3 (0.63%) Facebook
10 3 (0.63%) Guidewire
10 3 (0.63%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.63%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.42%) Adobe
11 2 (0.42%) Sybase
11 2 (0.42%) Telerik
12 1 (0.21%) Progress
12 1 (0.21%) SAP
12 1 (0.21%) VMware