Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 49 51
Rank change year-on-year -24 +2 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 320 492 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.80% 4.90% 4.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.94% 5.09% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 274 482 505
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 £33,750 £31,550
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £57,000
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 8,114 9,673 11,198
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.40% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 6,281 7,980 8,873
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,419 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -19 156 £53,000 +11.58% 39
Coventry +3 34 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Warwickshire +9 32 £55,000 +23.60% 8
Staffordshire -15 28 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Solihull +3 23 £52,500 +16.67% 7
Sutton Coldfield -15 20 £45,000 - 1
Worcestershire +3 13 £44,949 -5.37% 5
Herefordshire -5 5 £53,750 +13.16%
Wolverhampton +5 3 £42,500 -8.60% 3
Shropshire +4 1 £65,000 +62.50% 3
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 193 (60.31%) JavaScript
2 156 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (43.13%) C#
4 134 (41.88%) SQL
5 129 (40.31%) HTML
6 128 (40.00%) CSS
7 112 (35.00%) .NET
8 110 (34.38%) Java
9 94 (29.38%) MVC
10 93 (29.06%) AngularJS
11 82 (25.63%) SQL Server
12 73 (22.81%) RESTful
13 69 (21.56%) Spring
14 67 (20.94%) Finance
15 66 (20.63%) ASP.NET
16 65 (20.31%) Web Development
16 65 (20.31%) Git (software)
17 60 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
18 54 (16.88%) Relational Database
19 52 (16.25%) Jenkins
20 51 (15.94%) TDD
21 49 (15.31%) React
21 49 (15.31%) HTML5
22 46 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
22 46 (14.38%) Microsoft
23 43 (13.44%) jQuery
23 43 (13.44%) Mentoring
24 42 (13.13%) Java 8
25 41 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
25 41 (12.81%) Scrum

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 14 (4.38%) Anypoint
2 12 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (3.75%) Mule
3 9 (2.81%) Umbraco
4 8 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.19%) CMS
5 7 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.88%) Apache
7 5 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.56%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.25%) JBoss
9 3 (0.94%) WildFly
10 2 (0.63%) IIS
11 1 (0.31%) Confluence
11 1 (0.31%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.31%) Maya
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Magento
1 4 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.63%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 60 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (6.25%) Serverless
4 15 (4.69%) SaaS
5 11 (3.44%) PaaS
6 9 (2.81%) GitHub
7 8 (2.50%) Office 365
8 5 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.56%) npm
9 3 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.94%) Fastly
9 3 (0.94%) IaaS
9 3 (0.94%) Stackdriver
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.63%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.31%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (0.31%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.75%) Internet
2 4 (1.25%) HTTP
3 2 (0.63%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.63%) Broadband
3 2 (0.63%) SSL
3 2 (0.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.31%) Intranet
4 1 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (25.63%) SQL Server
2 54 (16.88%) Relational Database
3 40 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 39 (12.19%) MySQL
5 27 (8.44%) MongoDB
6 22 (6.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (3.75%) Oracle Database
8 12 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (3.75%) Oracle Database 12c
8 12 (3.75%) Redis
9 11 (3.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (2.81%) RDBMS
12 8 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.88%) InterSystems Cache
13 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 65 (20.31%) Git (software)
2 52 (16.25%) Jenkins
3 41 (12.81%) Maven
4 20 (6.25%) webpack
5 19 (5.94%) Cucumber
6 18 (5.63%) Jasmine
6 18 (5.63%) PhantomJS
7 17 (5.31%) Karma Test Runner
8 16 (5.00%) Visual Studio
9 15 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (2.81%) SonarQube
11 8 (2.50%) JUnit
12 7 (2.19%) Grunt
12 7 (2.19%) JIRA
12 7 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (2.19%) Subversion
13 6 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.88%) Gradle
13 6 (1.88%) PHPUnit
13 6 (1.88%) Selenium
General
1 67 (20.94%) Finance
2 19 (5.94%) Marketing
3 16 (5.00%) Retail
4 14 (4.38%) Advertising
5 10 (3.13%) Games
6 5 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.56%) Publishing
7 4 (1.25%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Automotive
8 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (40.31%) HTML
2 128 (40.00%) CSS
3 112 (35.00%) .NET
4 93 (29.06%) AngularJS
5 73 (22.81%) RESTful
6 69 (21.56%) Spring
7 66 (20.63%) ASP.NET
8 49 (15.31%) HTML5
8 49 (15.31%) React
9 43 (13.44%) jQuery
10 39 (12.19%) Hibernate
11 38 (11.88%) JSON
12 37 (11.56%) KnockoutJS
13 36 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 35 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web API
15 33 (10.31%) Node.js
16 32 (10.00%) CSS3
17 30 (9.38%) Entity Framework
17 30 (9.38%) REST
18 26 (8.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.13%) User Experience
2 15 (4.69%) Social Media
3 11 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.88%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.88%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.56%) Replication
7 5 (1.56%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.56%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.25%) Fintech
8 4 (1.25%) NHS
8 4 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.63%) Animation
9 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.31%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.31%) iPhone
10 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.25%) Linux
2 11 (3.44%) Windows
3 3 (0.94%) Android
3 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.94%) Ubuntu
3 3 (0.94%) Unix
4 2 (0.63%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (29.38%) MVC
3 65 (20.31%) Web Development
4 51 (15.94%) TDD
5 46 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (13.44%) Mentoring
7 41 (12.81%) Scrum
8 34 (10.63%) OO
8 34 (10.63%) Software Engineering
9 32 (10.00%) DevOps
9 32 (10.00%) Microservices
10 31 (9.69%) Front End Development
11 29 (9.06%) Continuous Delivery
12 28 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (5.94%) BDD
13 19 (5.94%) Responsive Web Design
13 19 (5.94%) Unit Testing
13 19 (5.94%) Workflow
14 18 (5.63%) Web Design
15 17 (5.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 193 (60.31%) JavaScript
2 138 (43.13%) C#
3 134 (41.88%) SQL
4 110 (34.38%) Java
5 42 (13.13%) Java 8
6 41 (12.81%) PHP
7 26 (8.13%) Python
8 25 (7.81%) VB.NET
9 21 (6.56%) T-SQL
10 20 (6.25%) Perl
11 16 (5.00%) TypeScript
12 14 (4.38%) PL/SQL
13 13 (4.06%) Scala
14 11 (3.44%) Groovy
15 7 (2.19%) Ruby
16 6 (1.88%) Shell Script
17 5 (1.56%) Go
17 5 (1.56%) R
18 4 (1.25%) VB
18 4 (1.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (5.00%) Degree
2 4 (1.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.63%) MCSE
4 2 (0.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.31%) ISEB
5 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.50%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (9.06%) Docker
2 5 (1.56%) Varnish
3 2 (0.63%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 23 (7.19%) Puppet
2 13 (4.06%) Kubernetes
3 12 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.56%) Marathon
4 5 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (1.56%) Terraform
5 3 (0.94%) Ansible
6 1 (0.31%) Mesos
6 1 (0.31%) rkt
6 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.25%) Oracle
3 13 (4.06%) Google
4 12 (3.75%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.56%) Adobe
5 5 (1.56%) hybris
5 5 (1.56%) Zend
6 4 (1.25%) Hyperion
6 4 (1.25%) Informatica
7 3 (0.94%) Apple
7 3 (0.94%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.63%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.63%) UiPath
9 1 (0.31%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.31%) ATG
9 1 (0.31%) Borland
9 1 (0.31%) Cognos
9 1 (0.31%) IBM
9 1 (0.31%) Tableau
9 1 (0.31%) Twitter