The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Programmer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 769 669 672
Rank change year-on-year
-100 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 124 247 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 99 216 189
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,254 £35,783 £36,960
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £90,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107809 104785 105042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89260 86303 89863
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Programmer within the UK.

Senior Programmer Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Programmer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Programmer over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 within the UK.

Senior Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -114 113 £52,000 +4.00% 19
London -63 63 £60,000 - 6
West Yorkshire -20 16 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Yorkshire -35 16 £42,500 -5.55% 4
South East -21 15 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Wakefield - 15 £47,500 - 1
City of London +2 14 £60,000 - 1
East of England -32 9 £47,500 +15.15% 6
Surrey +12 6 £53,750 +19.44%
Cambridgeshire -11 5 £47,500 +5.55% 2
South Wales -13 5 £30,565 -18.01% 1
West Midlands -13 5 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Wales -21 5 £30,565 -18.01% 1
Berkshire +16 4 £40,000 +6.66% 1
East Midlands +6 4 £34,400 +6.66% 1
Scotland 0 4 £35,318 -7.05% 3
Peterborough -6 4 £47,500 +18.75%
Hampshire - 4 £47,750 -
Leicester +27 3 £38,800 +33.79%
Leicestershire +13 3 £38,800 +20.31%
Glasgow +5 3 £35,318 -8.85% 2
Slough -5 3 £40,000 +6.66%
Cardiff -6 3 £30,565 -14.58%
Essex -9 3 £37,000 -6.32% 1
Reading - 3 £50,000 - 1
Leamington Spa +8 2 £53,750 +26.47%
Warwickshire -2 2 £53,750 +26.47%
Manchester -16 2 £40,000 -5.88%
North West -26 2 £40,000 -11.11%
Staffordshire - 2 £40,000 -

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 121 (39.03%) C#
1 121 (39.03%) .NET
2 118 (38.06%) SQL
3 99 (31.94%) ASP.NET
4 98 (31.61%) Java
5 97 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (27.42%) MVC
7 75 (24.19%) HTML
7 75 (24.19%) C++
8 73 (23.55%) CSS
9 68 (21.94%) XML
10 67 (21.61%) JavaScript
10 67 (21.61%) SQL Server
11 64 (20.65%) Software Engineering
12 61 (19.68%) Oracle
13 55 (17.74%) TDD
13 55 (17.74%) ASP.NET MVC
14 54 (17.42%) Finance
14 54 (17.42%) Web Services
14 54 (17.42%) Mentoring
15 48 (15.48%) Apple iOS
16 44 (14.19%) Games
17 41 (13.23%) Degree
18 39 (12.58%) Linux
19 38 (12.26%) jQuery
20 37 (11.94%) Android
21 36 (11.61%) Objective-C
21 36 (11.61%) Microsoft
22 35 (11.29%) Unit Testing
22 35 (11.29%) Analytical Skills

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 23 (7.42%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.55%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.23%) IIS
3 10 (3.23%) JBoss
4 9 (2.90%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (1.94%) Jetty
5 6 (1.94%) Confluence
6 4 (1.29%) Node.js
7 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.97%) Apache
7 3 (0.97%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.97%) Mule
7 3 (0.97%) WordPress
8 2 (0.65%) CMS
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.32%) Facebook Platform
9 1 (0.32%) Orchard CMS
9 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.26%) Mingle
3 5 (1.61%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.65%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.65%) Agresso
4 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.32%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.32%) Heroku
2 1 (0.32%) GitHub
2 1 (0.32%) Trello
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.23%) Internet
2 6 (1.94%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.97%) Intranet
4 2 (0.65%) HTTP
4 2 (0.65%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (21.61%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.03%) Oracle Database
3 20 (6.45%) MySQL
4 18 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.26%) RavenDB
8 7 (2.26%) Neo4j
8 7 (2.26%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.94%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.61%) Big Data
11 4 (1.29%) DB2
11 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.65%) Adabas
13 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 28 (9.03%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.77%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.45%) Eclipse
4 14 (4.52%) NUnit
5 12 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (3.55%) Ant
7 10 (3.23%) Subversion
7 10 (3.23%) Xcode
8 9 (2.90%) JUnit
9 8 (2.58%) Mercurial
9 8 (2.58%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (2.26%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.26%) MSTest
10 7 (2.26%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (2.26%) Maven
11 6 (1.94%) IntelliJ
11 6 (1.94%) FishEye
11 6 (1.94%) VisualVM
11 6 (1.94%) SoapUI
General
1 54 (17.42%) Finance
2 44 (14.19%) Games
3 25 (8.06%) Banking
4 14 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.55%) Front Office
6 9 (2.90%) Law
6 9 (2.90%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.58%) Retail
8 6 (1.94%) Legal
8 6 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.29%) Billing
9 4 (1.29%) Marketing
10 3 (0.97%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Back Office
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (39.03%) .NET
2 99 (31.94%) ASP.NET
3 75 (24.19%) HTML
4 73 (23.55%) CSS
5 68 (21.94%) XML
6 55 (17.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 54 (17.42%) Web Services
8 38 (12.26%) jQuery
9 27 (8.71%) Ajax
10 21 (6.77%) Spring
10 21 (6.77%) WCF
11 20 (6.45%) HTML5
11 20 (6.45%) JSON
12 19 (6.13%) J2EE
13 17 (5.48%) Hibernate
13 17 (5.48%) REST
14 16 (5.16%) .NET Framework
15 15 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 14 (4.52%) SOAP
17 12 (3.87%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.13%) Hedge funds
3 17 (5.48%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.52%) User Experience
5 13 (4.19%) Mobile App
5 13 (4.19%) Derivative
5 13 (4.19%) Equities
6 12 (3.87%) Social Media
7 10 (3.23%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.58%) Mathematics
8 8 (2.58%) Open Source
8 8 (2.58%) Xbox
9 6 (1.94%) Grid Computing
10 5 (1.61%) Biology
10 5 (1.61%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.61%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.97%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.97%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 48 (15.48%) Apple iOS
2 39 (12.58%) Linux
3 37 (11.94%) Android
4 32 (10.32%) UNIX
5 24 (7.74%) Windows
6 7 (2.26%) CentOS
7 6 (1.94%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.65%) Solaris
9 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.32%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (27.42%) MVC
3 64 (20.65%) Software Engineering
4 55 (17.74%) TDD
5 54 (17.42%) Mentoring
6 35 (11.29%) Unit Testing
7 29 (9.35%) OO
8 23 (7.42%) SOA
9 22 (7.10%) OOP
9 22 (7.10%) Business Analysis
10 21 (6.77%) E-Commerce
11 20 (6.45%) System Testing
12 19 (6.13%) Web Development
13 18 (5.81%) Scrum
14 17 (5.48%) Multithreading
15 16 (5.16%) Data Analysis
15 16 (5.16%) Web Application Development
16 15 (4.84%) Electronic Trading
17 14 (4.52%) Analytics
17 14 (4.52%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 121 (39.03%) C#
2 118 (38.06%) SQL
3 98 (31.61%) Java
4 75 (24.19%) C++
5 67 (21.61%) JavaScript
6 36 (11.61%) Objective-C
7 33 (10.65%) Python
8 19 (6.13%) PL/SQL
9 17 (5.48%) VB.NET
9 17 (5.48%) Shell Script
10 16 (5.16%) PHP
11 12 (3.87%) C
12 9 (2.90%) T-SQL
13 8 (2.58%) Perl
14 7 (2.26%) VBScript
14 7 (2.26%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.61%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.61%) PHP5
16 4 (1.29%) RPG IV
16 4 (1.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 41 (13.23%) Degree
2 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.90%) MCTS
4 7 (2.26%) MCSE
4 7 (2.26%) MCSD
5 5 (1.61%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.48%) QA
2 5 (1.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) CDISC
System Software
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (2.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 6 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.65%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) Ansible
Vendors
1 61 (19.68%) Oracle
2 36 (11.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.87%) IBM
4 11 (3.55%) Google
5 6 (1.94%) Perforce
5 6 (1.94%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.29%) Guidewire
6 4 (1.29%) Sybase
7 3 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (0.97%) HP
7 3 (0.97%) Adobe
7 3 (0.97%) Zend
7 3 (0.97%) Facebook
8 2 (0.65%) Sencha
8 2 (0.65%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.65%) Teradata
8 2 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.32%) Apple
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.32%) SAP
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