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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Programmer
Rank 703 731 684
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 190 177 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 156 153 145
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £76,250
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015 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 28 August 2015. 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 +34 181 £50,000 - 21
London +68 105 £60,000 +3.00% 11
East of England +21 37 £42,500 -29.16% 2
South East +24 30 £46,750 -6.50% 4
City of London +42 29 £70,000 +16.66% 5
Cambridgeshire +25 20 £38,650 -3.73%
Essex - 14 £42,500 - 1
Peterborough +4 12 £33,173 -17.37%
Berkshire +15 10 £49,000 +17.36% 1
Reading +7 10 £49,000 +8.88% 1
Cambridge - 8 £47,500 -
Hampshire +11 7 £44,000 -2.22%
Milton Keynes -6 7 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £50,000 +8.10%
Oxfordshire +7 5 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Basildon - 5 £42,500 - 1
Wales -6 4 £33,173 +8.53%
Scotland -10 4 £43,750 +9.37% 1
South Wales -13 4 £33,173 +8.53%
Cardiff -16 4 £33,173 +8.53%
Glasgow +4 3 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Manchester +1 3 £40,000 - 1
North West -2 3 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire -7 3 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Hertfordshire -13 3 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Mayfair - 3 £50,000 -
Watford - 3 £42,500 -
Leicestershire +9 2 £36,500 -14.11% 1
Oxford -5 2 £42,500 -15.00% 3
East Midlands -11 2 £36,500 -23.15% 1

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 133 (39.82%) SQL
2 111 (33.23%) .NET
3 109 (32.63%) JavaScript
4 103 (30.84%) C#
5 101 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
6 92 (27.54%) HTML
7 85 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
8 82 (24.55%) Java
9 80 (23.95%) Finance
10 78 (23.35%) Degree
11 77 (23.05%) SQL Server
12 69 (20.66%) CSS
13 66 (19.76%) ASP.NET
14 62 (18.56%) MVC
15 50 (14.97%) C++
16 47 (14.07%) TDD
17 46 (13.77%) XML
17 46 (13.77%) OO
17 46 (13.77%) Apple iOS
18 45 (13.47%) Python
19 44 (13.17%) Software Engineering
20 43 (12.87%) Web Services
21 42 (12.57%) Microsoft
21 42 (12.57%) Scrum
21 42 (12.57%) Computer Science
22 41 (12.28%) Banking
23 40 (11.98%) Unit Testing
23 40 (11.98%) ASP.NET MVC
24 39 (11.68%) iOS Development
25 37 (11.08%) Oracle

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 21 (6.29%) Tomcat
2 11 (3.29%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.69%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (2.69%) Apache
4 6 (1.80%) Node.js
4 6 (1.80%) IIS
4 6 (1.80%) JBoss
5 5 (1.50%) Orchard CMS
6 4 (1.20%) Mule ESB
6 4 (1.20%) CMS
6 4 (1.20%) Mule
7 3 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.90%) SAP Portal
7 3 (0.90%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.90%) SAP EP
7 3 (0.90%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.90%) CICS
7 3 (0.90%) Captiva
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.60%) SPSS
2 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.50%) INSURE/90
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) BPCS
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.20%) Heroku
3 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) SaaS
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.99%) HTTP
1 10 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.80%) Internet
3 3 (0.90%) VoIP
3 3 (0.90%) iBeacon
4 2 (0.60%) ATM
4 2 (0.60%) Firewall
4 2 (0.60%) Network Security
5 1 (0.30%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.30%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (23.05%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (5.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (4.79%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.19%) MySQL
8 12 (3.59%) Crystal Reports
8 12 (3.59%) SQLite
9 11 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (2.99%) NoSQL
10 10 (2.99%) DB2
11 9 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (2.69%) Oracle Database
12 8 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (2.40%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.80%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (1.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 25 (7.49%) Visual Studio
2 23 (6.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.89%) Eclipse
3 13 (3.89%) Xcode
3 13 (3.89%) NUnit
3 13 (3.89%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.40%) JIRA
5 6 (1.80%) ReSharper
5 6 (1.80%) Selenium
5 6 (1.80%) Subversion
5 6 (1.80%) Moq
5 6 (1.80%) Hudson
6 5 (1.50%) NuGet
6 5 (1.50%) JMeter
7 4 (1.20%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.20%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (0.60%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.60%) MSTest
8 2 (0.60%) Maven
General
1 80 (23.95%) Finance
2 41 (12.28%) Banking
3 21 (6.29%) Telecoms
3 21 (6.29%) Games
4 15 (4.49%) Front Office
5 13 (3.89%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.80%) Marketing
7 2 (0.60%) Retail
7 2 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Automotive
8 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
8 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (33.23%) .NET
2 92 (27.54%) HTML
3 69 (20.66%) CSS
4 66 (19.76%) ASP.NET
5 46 (13.77%) XML
6 43 (12.87%) Web Services
7 40 (11.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 35 (10.48%) REST
9 34 (10.18%) .NET Framework
10 32 (9.58%) WCF
11 29 (8.68%) JSON
11 29 (8.68%) Spring
12 26 (7.78%) HTML5
13 23 (6.89%) Hibernate
14 22 (6.59%) jQuery
15 20 (5.99%) Entity Framework
16 19 (5.69%) Ajax
17 17 (5.09%) Backbone.js
17 17 (5.09%) ASP.NET Web API
18 16 (4.79%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 85 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (12.57%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.69%) Mathematics
3 19 (5.69%) Visualisation
4 17 (5.09%) User Experience
5 15 (4.49%) Social Media
5 15 (4.49%) Hedge funds
6 14 (4.19%) Algorithms
7 13 (3.89%) Grid Computing
8 12 (3.59%) Mobile App
8 12 (3.59%) Data Structures
8 12 (3.59%) Xbox
9 11 (3.29%) Physics
10 10 (2.99%) iPhone
11 7 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.80%) iSeries
12 6 (1.80%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.80%) Mainframe
13 5 (1.50%) NHS
13 5 (1.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.77%) Apple iOS
2 33 (9.88%) Windows
3 30 (8.98%) Linux
4 28 (8.38%) Android
5 19 (5.69%) UNIX
6 7 (2.10%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.30%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (18.56%) MVC
3 47 (14.07%) TDD
4 46 (13.77%) OO
5 44 (13.17%) Software Engineering
6 42 (12.57%) Scrum
7 40 (11.98%) Unit Testing
8 39 (11.68%) iOS Development
9 34 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (9.58%) SDLC
11 30 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (7.19%) Mobile Development
12 24 (7.19%) Mentoring
13 22 (6.59%) OOP
14 21 (6.29%) Data Analysis
15 20 (5.99%) Open Source
15 20 (5.99%) Project Management
16 19 (5.69%) Multithreading
16 19 (5.69%) Web Development
17 18 (5.39%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 133 (39.82%) SQL
2 109 (32.63%) JavaScript
3 103 (30.84%) C#
4 82 (24.55%) Java
5 50 (14.97%) C++
6 45 (13.47%) Python
7 32 (9.58%) Objective-C
8 23 (6.89%) T-SQL
9 20 (5.99%) VB
10 16 (4.79%) PHP
11 13 (3.89%) VB6
12 12 (3.59%) PL/SQL
12 12 (3.59%) C
12 12 (3.59%) VB.NET
13 11 (3.29%) VBA
13 11 (3.29%) Perl
14 9 (2.69%) RPG
15 8 (2.40%) Shell Script
15 8 (2.40%) RPG/400
15 8 (2.40%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 78 (23.35%) Degree
2 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.20%) Sun Certification
3 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (0.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.30%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.19%) QA
2 5 (1.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (0.90%) Nagios
2 2 (0.60%) WMI
3 1 (0.30%) StatsD
3 1 (0.30%) logstash
3 1 (0.30%) Kibana
Vendors
1 42 (12.57%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.08%) Oracle
3 19 (5.69%) Informatica
4 9 (2.69%) Perforce
4 9 (2.69%) IBM
5 8 (2.40%) Google
5 8 (2.40%) Unisys
6 7 (2.10%) SAP
6 7 (2.10%) Apple
7 5 (1.50%) webMethods
7 5 (1.50%) Sybase
7 5 (1.50%) Adobe
8 4 (1.20%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.90%) Facebook
9 3 (0.90%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.90%) Kofax
9 3 (0.90%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.90%) Splunk
9 3 (0.90%) Tableau
9 3 (0.90%) Lotus
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