Period
to 19 September 2018

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 September 2018.

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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 43 59
Rank change year-on-year -22 +16 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 347 541 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.94% 5.39% 4.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.09% 5.58% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 307 537 453
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £38,750 £34,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £57,500 £58,750
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 8,475 9,703 11,468
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.34% 96.64% 96.07%
Number of salaries quoted 6,604 8,109 9,055
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,848 £24,517 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 -33 141 £52,500 +10.53% 29
Coventry +9 51 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Warwickshire +19 46 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Staffordshire -22 29 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Worcestershire +10 23 £44,898 -5.48% 1
Solihull -6 22 £50,000 +21.21% 2
Sutton Coldfield -14 17 £45,000 - 2
Herefordshire +1 5 £55,000 +15.79% 1
Wolverhampton +4 3 £42,500 - 2
Shropshire +10 2 £40,000 - 1
Dudley -18 1 £47,500 +11.76%
Kingswinford - 1 £37,500 -
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 197 (56.77%) JavaScript
2 162 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (45.82%) SQL
4 150 (43.23%) C#
5 141 (40.63%) HTML
6 134 (38.62%) CSS
7 120 (34.58%) .NET
8 118 (34.01%) Java
9 116 (33.43%) AngularJS
10 99 (28.53%) MVC
11 86 (24.78%) Git (software)
12 77 (22.19%) Spring
13 76 (21.90%) SQL Server
13 76 (21.90%) RESTful
14 62 (17.87%) ASP.NET
15 61 (17.58%) Web Development
16 59 (17.00%) Finance
17 58 (16.71%) TDD
18 53 (15.27%) Java 8
19 51 (14.70%) JSON
19 51 (14.70%) Relational Database
20 49 (14.12%) ASP.NET Web API
20 49 (14.12%) HTML5
21 47 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
22 46 (13.26%) React
23 45 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
24 44 (12.68%) Microsoft
25 43 (12.39%) Jenkins
26 42 (12.10%) Scrum
27 41 (11.82%) Hibernate

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 12 (3.46%) Apache
1 12 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (2.59%) JBoss
3 7 (2.02%) NServiceBus
3 7 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.02%) Umbraco
4 6 (1.73%) CMS
5 5 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.44%) Apache Solr
5 5 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.15%) Anypoint
7 3 (0.86%) IIS
7 3 (0.86%) Mule
7 3 (0.86%) WildFly
8 2 (0.58%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.29%) Confluence
9 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.29%) nginx
9 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.58%) Magento
1 2 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.29%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (10.95%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (5.19%) SaaS
4 10 (2.88%) PaaS
4 10 (2.88%) Serverless
5 8 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (2.02%) Office 365
7 5 (1.44%) Force.com
8 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.15%) Fastly
8 4 (1.15%) GitHub
8 4 (1.15%) Google Analytics
8 4 (1.15%) Stackdriver
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.58%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.58%) IaaS
9 2 (0.58%) npm
10 1 (0.29%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.03%) Internet
2 6 (1.73%) HTTP
3 3 (0.86%) Bluetooth
3 3 (0.86%) DNS
3 3 (0.86%) SSL
3 3 (0.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.58%) DHCP
5 1 (0.29%) Broadband
5 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.29%) Intranet
5 1 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (21.90%) SQL Server
2 51 (14.70%) Relational Database
3 37 (10.66%) MySQL
4 27 (7.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (7.49%) NoSQL
6 25 (7.20%) MongoDB
7 14 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (3.17%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (3.17%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (3.17%) RDBMS
8 11 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (2.88%) Big Data
10 9 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.59%) Redis
10 9 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (2.02%) RavenDB
11 7 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 86 (24.78%) Git (software)
2 43 (12.39%) Jenkins
3 37 (10.66%) Maven
4 26 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (6.63%) webpack
6 21 (6.05%) Jasmine
6 21 (6.05%) PhantomJS
7 20 (5.76%) Karma Test Runner
8 19 (5.48%) Visual Studio
9 18 (5.19%) Cucumber
9 18 (5.19%) Subversion
10 14 (4.03%) JIRA
11 10 (2.88%) SpecFlow
12 9 (2.59%) JUnit
13 8 (2.31%) SonarQube
14 7 (2.02%) Grunt
14 7 (2.02%) Mercurial
15 6 (1.73%) TeamCity
16 5 (1.44%) JBehave
16 5 (1.44%) PHPUnit
General
1 59 (17.00%) Finance
2 24 (6.92%) Retail
3 20 (5.76%) Marketing
4 13 (3.75%) Advertising
4 13 (3.75%) Legal
5 10 (2.88%) Games
6 9 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.44%) Automotive
7 5 (1.44%) Publishing
8 3 (0.86%) Banking
8 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (40.63%) HTML
2 134 (38.62%) CSS
3 120 (34.58%) .NET
4 116 (33.43%) AngularJS
5 77 (22.19%) Spring
6 76 (21.90%) RESTful
7 62 (17.87%) ASP.NET
8 51 (14.70%) JSON
9 49 (14.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 49 (14.12%) HTML5
10 46 (13.26%) React
11 41 (11.82%) Hibernate
12 37 (10.66%) jQuery
13 34 (9.80%) REST
14 33 (9.51%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (8.93%) Entity Framework
15 31 (8.93%) Node.js
16 30 (8.65%) CSS3
17 28 (8.07%) KnockoutJS
18 27 (7.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.61%) Mobile App
2 16 (4.61%) Social Media
2 16 (4.61%) User Experience
3 12 (3.46%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.31%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.44%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.44%) Replication
6 5 (1.44%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.44%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.15%) NHS
8 3 (0.86%) Animation
8 3 (0.86%) Fintech
9 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.58%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.58%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.58%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.76%) Linux
2 11 (3.17%) Windows
3 5 (1.44%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.15%) Unix
5 3 (0.86%) Android
5 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (28.53%) MVC
3 61 (17.58%) Web Development
4 58 (16.71%) TDD
5 45 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (12.10%) Scrum
7 38 (10.95%) Mentoring
8 36 (10.37%) Microservices
9 29 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (8.36%) Software Engineering
9 29 (8.36%) Unit Testing
10 26 (7.49%) BDD
10 26 (7.49%) OO
11 25 (7.20%) DevOps
12 24 (6.92%) Continuous Deployment
12 24 (6.92%) SDLC
13 22 (6.34%) Analytics
14 21 (6.05%) Workflow
15 20 (5.76%) Front End Development
16 19 (5.48%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 197 (56.77%) JavaScript
2 159 (45.82%) SQL
3 150 (43.23%) C#
4 118 (34.01%) Java
5 53 (15.27%) Java 8
6 41 (11.82%) PHP
7 33 (9.51%) T-SQL
8 23 (6.63%) VB.NET
9 19 (5.48%) Python
10 14 (4.03%) Scala
11 11 (3.17%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.88%) Groovy
12 10 (2.88%) TypeScript
13 8 (2.31%) Go
13 8 (2.31%) Perl
14 7 (2.02%) PHP 5
14 7 (2.02%) Ruby
15 6 (1.73%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.44%) C
16 5 (1.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (7.20%) Degree
2 8 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.58%) MCSE
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.58%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.29%) ISEB
4 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.59%) QA
2 5 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.29%) GCP
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (8.65%) Docker
2 5 (1.44%) Varnish
3 2 (0.58%) HDFS
3 2 (0.58%) Samba
3 2 (0.58%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (3.75%) Kubernetes
1 13 (3.75%) Puppet
2 5 (1.44%) Marathon
2 5 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (1.44%) Terraform
3 3 (0.86%) Ansible
3 3 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.29%) cPanel
4 1 (0.29%) Mesos
4 1 (0.29%) rkt
4 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.22%) Oracle
3 18 (5.19%) Google
4 15 (4.32%) Xamarin
5 7 (2.02%) Tableau
6 5 (1.44%) Adobe
6 5 (1.44%) hybris
6 5 (1.44%) Hyperion
6 5 (1.44%) Informatica
6 5 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.15%) Apple
8 3 (0.86%) Fujitsu
8 3 (0.86%) Zend
9 2 (0.58%) NetApp
10 1 (0.29%) ATG
10 1 (0.29%) Capita
10 1 (0.29%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.29%) IBM
10 1 (0.29%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.29%) Twitter