Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 54 57
Rank change year-on-year -30 +3 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 255 438 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.30% 4.52% 4.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.45% 4.67% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 215 422 429
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £36,750 £33,300 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 7,384 9,372 10,101
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 96.70% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,614 7,465 8,024
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,075 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -28 122 £53,000 +6.00% 19
Coventry -5 28 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Solihull +4 25 £52,500 +20.00% 5
Staffordshire +2 21 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Warwickshire +8 18 £50,000 - 8
Sutton Coldfield -3 17 £45,000 +16.88%
Worcestershire -13 14 £42,000 +5.00% 6
Herefordshire -10 3 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Shropshire +1 2 £62,500 +56.25% 2
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 161 (63.14%) JavaScript
2 122 (47.84%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (45.49%) C#
4 110 (43.14%) CSS
5 105 (41.18%) HTML
5 105 (41.18%) SQL
6 98 (38.43%) .NET
7 76 (29.80%) MVC
8 72 (28.24%) SQL Server
9 67 (26.27%) AngularJS
10 66 (25.88%) ASP.NET
11 63 (24.71%) Java
11 63 (24.71%) Web Development
12 54 (21.18%) Git (software)
12 54 (21.18%) Microsoft Azure
13 46 (18.04%) Microsoft
13 46 (18.04%) jQuery
13 46 (18.04%) React
14 45 (17.65%) Relational Database
14 45 (17.65%) TDD
14 45 (17.65%) Spring
15 44 (17.25%) Finance
15 44 (17.25%) Scrum
15 44 (17.25%) RESTful
16 42 (16.47%) OO
17 41 (16.08%) PHP
18 35 (13.73%) HTML5
19 33 (12.94%) Jenkins
19 33 (12.94%) Software Engineering
20 32 (12.55%) NoSQL

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 15 (5.88%) Anypoint
2 14 (5.49%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.10%) Mule
4 11 (4.31%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (3.92%) CMS
6 9 (3.53%) Umbraco
7 6 (2.35%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.57%) Apache
9 3 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.18%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.78%) JBoss
10 2 (0.78%) WildFly
11 1 (0.39%) Confluence
11 1 (0.39%) Jetty
11 1 (0.39%) nginx
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (1.96%) Magento
2 4 (1.57%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.78%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 54 (21.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (11.37%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (7.45%) Serverless
4 14 (5.49%) GitHub
5 6 (2.35%) npm
5 6 (2.35%) Office 365
6 4 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.78%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.78%) IaaS
8 2 (0.78%) PaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.31%) Internet
2 2 (0.78%) Broadband
3 1 (0.39%) Extranet
3 1 (0.39%) HTTP
3 1 (0.39%) Intranet
3 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (28.24%) SQL Server
2 45 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 32 (12.55%) NoSQL
4 28 (10.98%) MySQL
5 17 (6.67%) MongoDB
6 13 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (4.71%) Redis
8 11 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (3.14%) Oracle Database
12 7 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (2.75%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (2.35%) InterSystems Cache
13 6 (2.35%) Power BI
14 5 (1.96%) Big Data
14 5 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (1.57%) RDBMS
15 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 54 (21.18%) Git (software)
2 33 (12.94%) Jenkins
3 26 (10.20%) Maven
4 15 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 12 (4.71%) Gitweb
5 12 (4.71%) Gradle
6 9 (3.53%) webpack
7 8 (3.14%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (3.14%) PhantomJS
7 8 (3.14%) SonarQube
8 7 (2.75%) Jasmine
8 7 (2.75%) JIRA
8 7 (2.75%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (2.35%) IntelliJ
10 5 (1.96%) Bower
10 5 (1.96%) Grunt
10 5 (1.96%) PHPUnit
10 5 (1.96%) Selenium
10 5 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (17.25%) Finance
2 11 (4.31%) Retail
3 10 (3.92%) Games
4 6 (2.35%) Marketing
5 5 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.57%) Advertising
7 3 (1.18%) Publishing
8 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.39%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (43.14%) CSS
2 105 (41.18%) HTML
3 98 (38.43%) .NET
4 67 (26.27%) AngularJS
5 66 (25.88%) ASP.NET
6 46 (18.04%) jQuery
6 46 (18.04%) React
7 45 (17.65%) Spring
8 44 (17.25%) RESTful
9 35 (13.73%) HTML5
10 30 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
10 30 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 29 (11.37%) ASP.NET Web API
11 29 (11.37%) Laravel
12 28 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (10.98%) Hibernate
13 26 (10.20%) Node.js
14 24 (9.41%) .NET Framework
15 22 (8.63%) CSS3
16 21 (8.24%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.59%) User Experience
2 11 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (3.14%) Algorithms
4 7 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.35%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.35%) Social Media
6 4 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.18%) Replication
7 3 (1.18%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.78%) Fintech
8 2 (0.78%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.39%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.06%) Linux
2 9 (3.53%) Windows
3 2 (0.78%) Android
3 2 (0.78%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.39%) Unix
4 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (47.84%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (29.80%) MVC
3 63 (24.71%) Web Development
4 45 (17.65%) TDD
5 44 (17.25%) Scrum
6 42 (16.47%) OO
7 33 (12.94%) Software Engineering
8 31 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (12.16%) Front End Development
9 30 (11.76%) Mentoring
10 25 (9.80%) Microservices
10 25 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (9.02%) DevOps
13 21 (8.24%) Responsive Web Design
14 20 (7.84%) Web Design
15 19 (7.45%) BDD
15 19 (7.45%) OOD
16 16 (6.27%) Dependency Injection
16 16 (6.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 161 (63.14%) JavaScript
2 116 (45.49%) C#
3 105 (41.18%) SQL
4 63 (24.71%) Java
5 41 (16.08%) PHP
6 28 (10.98%) TypeScript
7 24 (9.41%) Python
8 20 (7.84%) Perl
9 14 (5.49%) Java 8
10 13 (5.10%) T-SQL
10 13 (5.10%) VB.NET
11 10 (3.92%) PL/SQL
12 9 (3.53%) Groovy
13 7 (2.75%) Scala
14 5 (1.96%) R
15 4 (1.57%) Ruby
15 4 (1.57%) VB
15 4 (1.57%) VB6
16 2 (0.78%) C++
16 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (5.49%) Degree
2 6 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.39%) HND
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.71%) QA
2 3 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (9.80%) Docker
2 3 (1.18%) Varnish
3 2 (0.78%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (7.84%) Puppet
2 13 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.92%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.78%) Marathon
6 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 46 (18.04%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.41%) Oracle
3 19 (7.45%) Xamarin
4 5 (1.96%) Fujitsu
4 5 (1.96%) Zend
5 3 (1.18%) Adobe
5 3 (1.18%) Google
5 3 (1.18%) hybris
5 3 (1.18%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.78%) Hortonworks
6 2 (0.78%) Tableau
7 1 (0.39%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.39%) Apple
7 1 (0.39%) Borland
7 1 (0.39%) Cognos
7 1 (0.39%) Twitter
7 1 (0.39%) UiPath