Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 64 43
Rank change year-on-year -2 -21 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 303 365 524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.96% 4.03% 5.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 4.19% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 291 324 526
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £36,250 £38,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £56,875
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% 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 7,385 8,717 9,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.21% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5,922 6,778 8,133
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +28 124 £50,000 - 20
Coventry +2 46 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Staffordshire -1 28 £45,000 - 7
Worcestershire -14 22 £50,000 +11.36% 15
Solihull -10 21 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Warwickshire -47 19 £50,000 - 4
Herefordshire -15 15 £50,000 -9.09%
Shropshire +13 14 £62,500 +56.25% 3
Sutton Coldfield +6 6 £35,000 -22.22%
Wolverhampton +26 5 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Walsall - 3 £40,000 -
Wednesbury - 3 £60,000 -
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 166 (54.79%) C#
2 157 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (50.83%) .NET
4 122 (40.26%) JavaScript
5 108 (35.64%) ASP.NET
6 95 (31.35%) SQL
7 84 (27.72%) CSS
8 82 (27.06%) HTML
9 75 (24.75%) SQL Server
10 73 (24.09%) Mentoring
11 72 (23.76%) Microsoft Azure
12 70 (23.10%) Scrum
13 69 (22.77%) MVC
14 62 (20.46%) TDD
15 60 (19.80%) Web Development
16 57 (18.81%) Microsoft
17 52 (17.16%) Git (software)
18 46 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
19 45 (14.85%) PHP
20 44 (14.52%) AngularJS
21 41 (13.53%) Web Services
22 38 (12.54%) Java
23 37 (12.21%) SDLC
24 36 (11.88%) Docker
24 36 (11.88%) DevOps
25 34 (11.22%) Software Engineering
26 33 (10.89%) ASP.NET Web API
27 32 (10.56%) Test Automation
28 31 (10.23%) MySQL
29 29 (9.57%) OO

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 17 (5.61%) CMS
2 12 (3.96%) Umbraco
3 7 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.65%) WordPress
5 4 (1.32%) JBoss
6 3 (0.99%) Anypoint
6 3 (0.99%) Apache
6 3 (0.99%) IIS
7 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.33%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.33%) Confluence
8 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.33%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (4.62%) S-PLUS
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.98%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 72 (23.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.62%) SaaS
4 13 (4.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.98%) Heroku
5 6 (1.98%) Serverless
6 5 (1.65%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.65%) Sage Pay
7 4 (1.32%) PaaS
8 3 (0.99%) Azure Functions
8 3 (0.99%) IaaS
8 3 (0.99%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.99%) npm
8 3 (0.99%) Office 365
9 2 (0.66%) Apigee
9 2 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.66%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.97%) Internet
2 5 (1.65%) HTTP
3 3 (0.99%) Intranet
3 3 (0.99%) SSL
4 2 (0.66%) Extranet
4 2 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (24.75%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.23%) MySQL
3 15 (4.95%) NoSQL
3 15 (4.95%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.97%) Big Data
4 9 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.97%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.65%) Power BI
7 5 (1.65%) Redis
7 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.32%) BigQuery
8 4 (1.32%) MS Access
8 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.99%) OLAP
9 3 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 52 (17.16%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.96%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.63%) TeamCity
4 9 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.64%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (1.98%) Grunt
7 5 (1.65%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.65%) JIRA
8 4 (1.32%) Maven
8 4 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.99%) Bower
9 3 (0.99%) gulp
9 3 (0.99%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.99%) Subversion
10 2 (0.66%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.66%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.66%) JUnit
10 2 (0.66%) MSI
General
1 23 (7.59%) Finance
2 21 (6.93%) Public Sector
3 16 (5.28%) Marketing
4 10 (3.30%) Retail
5 8 (2.64%) Games
6 6 (1.98%) Online Betting
7 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.66%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Social Housing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (50.83%) .NET
2 108 (35.64%) ASP.NET
3 84 (27.72%) CSS
4 82 (27.06%) HTML
5 44 (14.52%) AngularJS
6 41 (13.53%) Web Services
7 33 (10.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 29 (9.57%) .NET Framework
9 28 (9.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (9.24%) HTML5
10 25 (8.25%) Node.js
11 24 (7.92%) jQuery
11 24 (7.92%) XML
12 23 (7.59%) Spring
13 20 (6.60%) Laravel
14 18 (5.94%) .NET Core
15 17 (5.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 17 (5.61%) CSS3
16 16 (5.28%) ASP.NET Core
16 16 (5.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.27%) User Experience
2 17 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.32%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.66%) Derivative
7 2 (0.66%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.66%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.66%) SCORM
7 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.66%) VLE
8 1 (0.33%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.33%) SCADA
8 1 (0.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.29%) Linux
2 7 (2.31%) Windows
3 3 (0.99%) Android
4 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.66%) Unix
4 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (24.09%) Mentoring
3 70 (23.10%) Scrum
4 69 (22.77%) MVC
5 62 (20.46%) TDD
6 60 (19.80%) Web Development
7 37 (12.21%) SDLC
8 36 (11.88%) DevOps
9 34 (11.22%) Software Engineering
10 32 (10.56%) Test Automation
11 29 (9.57%) OO
12 23 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (7.26%) Coaching
14 20 (6.60%) Unit Testing
15 19 (6.27%) Architectural Design
16 16 (5.28%) Front End Development
16 16 (5.28%) Software Delivery
17 15 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (3.96%) Digital Marketing
18 12 (3.96%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 166 (54.79%) C#
2 122 (40.26%) JavaScript
3 95 (31.35%) SQL
4 45 (14.85%) PHP
5 38 (12.54%) Java
6 18 (5.94%) T-SQL
7 15 (4.95%) Python
8 11 (3.63%) VB.NET
9 10 (3.30%) ES6
10 8 (2.64%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.98%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.65%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.32%) C++
13 4 (1.32%) Ruby
14 3 (0.99%) Java 8
15 2 (0.66%) C
15 2 (0.66%) Go
15 2 (0.66%) Groovy
15 2 (0.66%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (4.62%) Degree
2 8 (2.64%) DBS Check
3 7 (2.31%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.31%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.33%) MCSD
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.30%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) GDPR
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) WAI
System Software
1 36 (11.88%) Docker
2 4 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.66%) XenApp
3 2 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.65%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.66%) SCCM
2 2 (0.66%) SCOrch
2 2 (0.66%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 57 (18.81%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.24%) Oracle
3 15 (4.95%) Google
4 5 (1.65%) Tableau
5 3 (0.99%) IBM
5 3 (0.99%) MuleSoft
5 3 (0.99%) SAP
6 2 (0.66%) Citrix
6 2 (0.66%) Fujitsu
6 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.66%) WSO2
6 2 (0.66%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.33%) WooCommerce