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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 788 697 831
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +134
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 94 271 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 90 237 120
Median salary £50,000 £51,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.91% +7.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,173 £40,000 £30,565
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%

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
86446 102226 109753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.57% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 71817 85217 90858
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 10 December 2016 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 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -115 68 £55,000 - 12
East of England +15 27 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Wales +3 24 £39,087 +2.85%
London -45 17 £72,500 +20.83% 5
Cambridgeshire +3 13 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Cardiff +6 12 £33,173 -12.70%
South Wales +1 12 £33,173 -12.70%
North Wales - 12 £45,000 -
Flint - 12 £45,000 -
Flintshire - 12 £45,000 -
Colchester +13 11 £67,500 +8.00%
Essex +9 11 £67,500 +8.00%
South East +22 10 £62,500 +35.13% 1
West Sussex +34 8 £62,500 +13.63%
Crawley +13 8 £62,500 +13.63%
Peterborough -2 8 £35,837 +8.02%
Birmingham -8 6 £50,000 +5.26%
West Midlands -16 6 £50,000 +20.48%
West Yorkshire +3 4 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Yorkshire -11 4 £55,000 +22.22% 2
South West +11 3 £50,000 +29.03% 3
Hertfordshire +4 3 £52,500 +2.43%
Watford -7 3 £52,500 +23.52%
Scotland +19 2 £45,500 -11.65%
Leeds +2 2 £45,000 +2.85% 1
Huntingdon - 2 £60,000 -
Somerset - 2 £50,000 - 2
Surrey +27 1 £55,000 -6.38%
Glasgow +15 1 £45,500 -11.65%
Buckinghamshire +13 1 £42,500 -15.00%

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 88 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 86 (41.15%) HTML
3 83 (39.71%) Java
4 74 (35.41%) Degree
5 71 (33.97%) CSS
6 66 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (31.10%) SQL
8 54 (25.84%) C++
9 52 (24.88%) C#
9 52 (24.88%) Software Engineering
10 48 (22.97%) Oracle
11 47 (22.49%) .NET
11 47 (22.49%) Finance
12 44 (21.05%) Unit Testing
13 43 (20.57%) XML
13 43 (20.57%) Linux
14 41 (19.62%) Games
15 36 (17.22%) Computer Science
16 35 (16.75%) MongoDB
16 35 (16.75%) Relational Database
17 33 (15.79%) MVC
17 33 (15.79%) Banking
18 32 (15.31%) TDD
18 32 (15.31%) NoSQL
19 31 (14.83%) Ajax
19 31 (14.83%) Telecoms
19 31 (14.83%) OOP
19 31 (14.83%) SQL Server
20 30 (14.35%) J2EE
21 28 (13.40%) MySQL

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 24 (11.48%) Apache
1 24 (11.48%) WebSphere
2 21 (10.05%) JBoss
3 20 (9.57%) WebLogic
4 11 (5.26%) Apache Spark
5 9 (4.31%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.87%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.39%) SAS
8 4 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.96%) IIS
10 1 (0.48%) CICS
10 1 (0.48%) CMS
10 1 (0.48%) Confluence
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Oracle ASCP
1 2 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.44%) GitHub
3 2 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.48%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.87%) Internet
2 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.96%) iBeacon
3 2 (0.96%) SNA
4 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.48%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.75%) MongoDB
1 35 (16.75%) Relational Database
2 32 (15.31%) NoSQL
3 31 (14.83%) SQL Server
4 28 (13.40%) MySQL
5 26 (12.44%) Oracle Database
6 15 (7.18%) Redis
7 12 (5.74%) Neo4j
7 12 (5.74%) QlikView
8 11 (5.26%) Hadoop
8 11 (5.26%) RDBMS
8 11 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (3.83%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (3.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (2.39%) Big Data
13 5 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (10.05%) Subversion
2 18 (8.61%) Eclipse
2 18 (8.61%) Git (software)
3 17 (8.13%) Visual Studio
4 14 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.35%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.87%) Maven
7 5 (2.39%) Babel
7 5 (2.39%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.39%) Selenium
7 5 (2.39%) webpack
8 4 (1.91%) Ant
8 4 (1.91%) JIRA
8 4 (1.91%) JMeter
8 4 (1.91%) JUnit
9 3 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.44%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.96%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.96%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 47 (22.49%) Finance
2 41 (19.62%) Games
3 33 (15.79%) Banking
4 31 (14.83%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.35%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.91%) Billing
7 3 (1.44%) Retail
8 2 (0.96%) Marketing
9 1 (0.48%) Advertising
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (41.15%) HTML
2 71 (33.97%) CSS
3 47 (22.49%) .NET
4 43 (20.57%) XML
5 31 (14.83%) Ajax
6 30 (14.35%) J2EE
7 24 (11.48%) ASP.NET
8 21 (10.05%) HTML5
9 20 (9.57%) JSON
9 20 (9.57%) Swing
10 19 (9.09%) CSS3
10 19 (9.09%) jQuery
10 19 (9.09%) REST
11 15 (7.18%) WCF
11 15 (7.18%) Web Services
12 14 (6.70%) AngularJS
12 14 (6.70%) Hibernate
12 14 (6.70%) Spring
13 11 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.22%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.74%) Mathematics
3 9 (4.31%) AS400
3 9 (4.31%) iSeries
4 7 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.35%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.87%) User Experience
6 5 (2.39%) Blockchain
7 4 (1.91%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.44%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.44%) Fintech
8 3 (1.44%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.44%) Online Games
9 2 (0.96%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.96%) Derivative
9 2 (0.96%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.96%) Mobile Games
9 2 (0.96%) Statistics
9 2 (0.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.57%) Linux
2 12 (5.74%) Unix
3 11 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.31%) Windows
5 8 (3.83%) Android
6 3 (1.44%) MVS
7 2 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.96%) zOS
8 1 (0.48%) Solaris
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (24.88%) Software Engineering
3 44 (21.05%) Unit Testing
4 33 (15.79%) MVC
5 32 (15.31%) TDD
6 31 (14.83%) OOP
7 28 (13.40%) Feasibility Study
7 28 (13.40%) OO
8 26 (12.44%) Open Source
9 24 (11.48%) E-Commerce
10 23 (11.00%) Mentoring
11 22 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (7.66%) Scrum
14 14 (6.70%) Prototyping
14 14 (6.70%) Technical Architecture
15 13 (6.22%) Multithreading
16 11 (5.26%) SDLC
17 10 (4.78%) DevOps
18 9 (4.31%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 88 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 83 (39.71%) Java
3 65 (31.10%) SQL
4 54 (25.84%) C++
5 52 (24.88%) C#
6 17 (8.13%) Scala
7 15 (7.18%) T-SQL
8 14 (6.70%) Python
9 13 (6.22%) C
10 12 (5.74%) RPG
10 12 (5.74%) RPG IV
11 10 (4.78%) Assembly Language
11 10 (4.78%) PL/SQL
12 9 (4.31%) PHP
13 7 (3.35%) Objective-C
13 7 (3.35%) R
14 6 (2.87%) ActionScript
14 6 (2.87%) Go
14 6 (2.87%) Shell Script
15 5 (2.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (35.41%) Degree
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.87%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (5.26%) Docker
2 4 (1.91%) HDFS
3 2 (0.96%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (0.96%) RACF
3 2 (0.96%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (3.35%) Ansible
2 5 (2.39%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.96%) Puppet
3 2 (0.96%) Salt
Vendors
1 48 (22.97%) Oracle
2 10 (4.78%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.83%) IBM
4 7 (3.35%) Unisys
5 6 (2.87%) Perforce
6 5 (2.39%) Adobe
7 4 (1.91%) Cloudera
7 4 (1.91%) Guidewire
7 4 (1.91%) Hortonworks
7 4 (1.91%) Solace
7 4 (1.91%) Sybase
7 4 (1.91%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.44%) jBASE
9 2 (0.96%) hybris
10 1 (0.48%) Autodesk
10 1 (0.48%) Informatica
10 1 (0.48%) Siebel
10 1 (0.48%) Sony
10 1 (0.48%) Splunk
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