The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Programmer
Rank - 214 206
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 0 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.28% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.30% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 0 16 6
Average salary - £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +2.94%
Senior Programmer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5750 5744 4757
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.22% 95.19% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4880 4767 4098
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,072 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Programmer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Senior Programmer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Programmer across the South West region.

Senior Programmer Salary Trend in the South West

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Senior Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Programmer in their job title.

1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Image Processing
2 2 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Physics
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) STL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Minitab
2 2 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 2 (50.00%) DirectX
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Senior Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) Hudson
General
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Publishing
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) STL
1 2 (50.00%) OpenGL
1 2 (50.00%) DirectX
1 2 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (50.00%) Physics
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (50.00%) Image Processing
1 2 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Minitab