The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Senior Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Programmer
UK
Rank 764 694 783
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 88 232 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 82 209 148
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,173 £40,000 £30,565
10% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £38,800
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +15.97%

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
81194 94811 101108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.46% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 67365 79575 84080
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Senior Programmer in the job title.

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 16 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -69 67 £53,750 -2.27% 9
East of England +18 26 £51,250 -14.58% 2
Wales +18 20 £33,173 -
London +15 17 £72,500 +20.83% 3
Essex +16 13 £52,500 -16.00% 1
South Wales +15 13 £33,173 -
Cardiff +13 13 £33,173 -
South East +28 12 £62,500 +35.13% 1
Colchester +14 12 £52,500 -16.00%
Cambridgeshire +3 12 £47,500 +5.55% 1
West Sussex +22 11 £62,500 +13.63%
Crawley +14 11 £62,500 +13.63%
Flint - 7 £45,000 -
North Wales - 7 £45,000 -
Flintshire - 7 £45,000 -
South West +18 6 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Peterborough -7 4 £35,837 +8.02%
West Yorkshire +17 3 £45,000 -
Yorkshire -14 3 £45,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 - - 1
Somerset - 3 £50,000 -
Swindon - 3 - - 1
Leeds +12 2 £45,000 +2.85%
Cambridge +2 2 £50,000 - 1
North West -8 2 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Cheshire - 2 £47,500 -
Surrey +33 1 £55,000 -4.34%
City of London +20 1 £50,000 -16.66%
Scotland +10 1 - -
Wakefield +5 1 - -

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Senior Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Programmer in the job title.

1 83 (47.98%) Java
2 79 (45.66%) JavaScript
3 78 (45.09%) HTML
4 71 (41.04%) Degree
5 66 (38.15%) CSS
6 61 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (32.95%) SQL
8 49 (28.32%) C++
9 48 (27.75%) Oracle
10 47 (27.17%) Software Engineering
11 39 (22.54%) Computer Science
12 38 (21.97%) Linux
13 36 (20.81%) Finance
14 35 (20.23%) Unit Testing
15 34 (19.65%) TDD
16 33 (19.08%) OOP
16 33 (19.08%) XML
16 33 (19.08%) Relational Database
17 32 (18.50%) J2EE
18 31 (17.92%) Games
18 31 (17.92%) MongoDB
19 29 (16.76%) C#
20 28 (16.18%) MySQL
20 28 (16.18%) Ajax
20 28 (16.18%) NoSQL
21 27 (15.61%) Oracle Database
21 27 (15.61%) .NET
21 27 (15.61%) Telecoms
22 26 (15.03%) OO
23 25 (14.45%) E-Commerce

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 25 (14.45%) WebSphere
2 23 (13.29%) JBoss
3 21 (12.14%) WebLogic
4 19 (10.98%) Apache
5 8 (4.62%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.89%) SAS
7 4 (2.31%) Apache Spark
7 4 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.73%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.16%) Confluence
10 1 (0.58%) IIS
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Oracle ASCP
1 3 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.47%) Internet
2 2 (1.16%) iBeacon
3 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.58%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.08%) Relational Database
2 31 (17.92%) MongoDB
3 28 (16.18%) MySQL
3 28 (16.18%) NoSQL
4 27 (15.61%) Oracle Database
5 15 (8.67%) SQL Server
6 13 (7.51%) Redis
7 12 (6.94%) Neo4j
7 12 (6.94%) QlikView
8 9 (5.20%) RDBMS
9 8 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (4.62%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (3.47%) Hadoop
12 5 (2.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (2.89%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (2.31%) Big Data
14 3 (1.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 16 (9.25%) Eclipse
1 16 (9.25%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.67%) Subversion
3 10 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.05%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.05%) JIRA
5 6 (3.47%) JMeter
5 6 (3.47%) Maven
5 6 (3.47%) Selenium
6 5 (2.89%) Babel
6 5 (2.89%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.89%) webpack
7 4 (2.31%) Ant
7 4 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.31%) JUnit
7 4 (2.31%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.73%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.16%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.16%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (20.81%) Finance
2 31 (17.92%) Games
3 27 (15.61%) Telecoms
4 25 (14.45%) Banking
5 4 (2.31%) Billing
6 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.73%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Marketing
7 2 (1.16%) Publishing
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (45.09%) HTML
2 66 (38.15%) CSS
3 33 (19.08%) XML
4 32 (18.50%) J2EE
5 28 (16.18%) Ajax
6 27 (15.61%) .NET
7 23 (13.29%) HTML5
8 22 (12.72%) REST
9 21 (12.14%) Swing
10 20 (11.56%) CSS3
11 17 (9.83%) jQuery
11 17 (9.83%) JSON
11 17 (9.83%) Web Services
12 16 (9.25%) Spring
13 14 (8.09%) Hibernate
14 13 (7.51%) ASP.NET
15 12 (6.94%) WCF
16 11 (6.36%) JSP
17 10 (5.78%) AngularJS
18 9 (5.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.54%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.94%) Mathematics
3 7 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.89%) Blockchain
5 4 (2.31%) AS400
5 4 (2.31%) Internet of Things
5 4 (2.31%) iSeries
5 4 (2.31%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.31%) User Experience
6 3 (1.73%) Derivative
6 3 (1.73%) Fintech
7 2 (1.16%) Physics
7 2 (1.16%) Xbox
8 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.58%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.58%) Online Games
8 1 (0.58%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.97%) Linux
2 7 (4.05%) Unix
3 5 (2.89%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.73%) Android
5 2 (1.16%) Windows
6 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (27.17%) Software Engineering
3 35 (20.23%) Unit Testing
4 34 (19.65%) TDD
5 33 (19.08%) OOP
6 26 (15.03%) OO
7 25 (14.45%) E-Commerce
8 24 (13.87%) Feasibility Study
8 24 (13.87%) Open Source
9 23 (13.29%) MVC
10 21 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (11.56%) Mentoring
12 17 (9.83%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (8.09%) Multithreading
14 13 (7.51%) Scrum
15 12 (6.94%) Multithreaded Programming
16 10 (5.78%) Microservices
16 10 (5.78%) Technical Architecture
17 9 (5.20%) DevOps
17 9 (5.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 83 (47.98%) Java
2 79 (45.66%) JavaScript
3 57 (32.95%) SQL
4 49 (28.32%) C++
5 29 (16.76%) C#
6 20 (11.56%) C
7 12 (6.94%) Assembly Language
8 11 (6.36%) Python
9 10 (5.78%) PHP
9 10 (5.78%) Scala
9 10 (5.78%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.05%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.05%) RPG
10 7 (4.05%) RPG IV
11 6 (3.47%) Go
11 6 (3.47%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.89%) ActionScript
12 5 (2.89%) ES6
12 5 (2.89%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.89%) R
Qualifications
1 71 (41.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.89%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (5.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.47%) Ansible
2 5 (2.89%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (27.75%) Oracle
2 7 (4.05%) Unisys
3 5 (2.89%) IBM
3 5 (2.89%) Perforce
4 4 (2.31%) Adobe
4 4 (2.31%) Cloudera
4 4 (2.31%) Guidewire
4 4 (2.31%) Hortonworks
4 4 (2.31%) Solace
4 4 (2.31%) Sybase
4 4 (2.31%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.73%) jBASE
6 2 (1.16%) hybris
6 2 (1.16%) Splunk
7 1 (0.58%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.58%) Informatica
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.58%) Siebel
7 1 (0.58%) Sony
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