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 24 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 792 826 714
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -112
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 123 138 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 117 121 245
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,650 £38,783
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%

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
94902 107027 117104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.50% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 79965 88250 95827
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +58 119 £53,750 +7.50% 7
London +21 45 £55,000 - 1
South East +51 30 £51,250 +4.59% 1
East of England +40 24 £55,000 +15.78%
Oxfordshire -12 17 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Essex +17 13 £62,500 +25.00%
Colchester - 12 £62,500 -
Oxford +5 8 £60,000 +84.61%
North West +24 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Berkshire +13 6 £46,250 -5.61%
Reading +3 6 £46,250 -5.61%
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £45,000 -5.26%
Hertfordshire +30 5 £40,000 -23.80%
Yorkshire +22 5 £55,000 +4.76% 1
West Yorkshire +6 5 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Cambridge +4 5 £45,000 -5.26%
West Midlands -11 5 £57,500 +4.54% 4
City of London +59 4 £50,000 -34.42%
Surrey +32 4 £65,000 +23.80%
Warwickshire 0 4 £57,500 +4.54%
Rugby - 4 £57,500 -
Brentford - 4 £33,173 -
South West +16 3 £52,500 +11.70%
Wiltshire +12 3 £52,500 +34.61%
Mayfair -3 3 £52,500 +5.00%
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £40,000 -
Epsom -3 2 £75,000 +42.85%
Scotland -9 2 £44,000 - 1
Farnham - 2 £55,000 -
Ealing - 2 £70,000 -

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 127 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (41.16%) JavaScript
3 110 (39.71%) HTML
4 109 (39.35%) Java
5 107 (38.63%) SQL
6 106 (38.27%) Software Engineering
7 92 (33.21%) .NET
7 92 (33.21%) C#
8 88 (31.77%) SQL Server
9 85 (30.69%) Degree
10 81 (29.24%) CSS
11 74 (26.71%) TDD
12 73 (26.35%) OO
13 62 (22.38%) Computer Science
14 61 (22.02%) MVC
15 54 (19.49%) Microsoft
15 54 (19.49%) ASP.NET
15 54 (19.49%) Oracle
16 53 (19.13%) C++
17 46 (16.61%) Finance
18 44 (15.88%) Unix
18 44 (15.88%) WCF
19 42 (15.16%) JBoss
20 41 (14.80%) Python
21 40 (14.44%) OOP
21 40 (14.44%) Oracle Database
22 39 (14.08%) Ajax
23 37 (13.36%) Web Services
23 37 (13.36%) Scrum
24 36 (13.00%) Windows

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 42 (15.16%) JBoss
2 26 (9.39%) WebLogic
2 26 (9.39%) WebSphere
3 16 (5.78%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.89%) Apache Spark
4 8 (2.89%) CMS
4 8 (2.89%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.81%) Orchard CMS
6 4 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.08%) IIS
8 2 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.36%) Jetty
9 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 18 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.05%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.08%) MS Project
4 1 (0.36%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.81%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.72%) Temenos Globus
3 2 (0.72%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.44%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.72%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.36%) Google Play
5 1 (0.36%) Office 365
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.50%) Internet
2 15 (5.42%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.33%) Network Security
4 7 (2.53%) FTP
4 7 (2.53%) HTTP
5 5 (1.81%) SSL
6 3 (1.08%) NAS
6 3 (1.08%) SAN
7 2 (0.72%) Extranet
7 2 (0.72%) Intranet
7 2 (0.72%) SMTP
8 1 (0.36%) DNS
8 1 (0.36%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (31.77%) SQL Server
2 40 (14.44%) Oracle Database
3 35 (12.64%) Relational Database
4 32 (11.55%) NoSQL
5 18 (6.50%) Event Store
5 18 (6.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (6.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (5.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (5.05%) RDBMS
7 12 (4.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (4.33%) MySQL
7 12 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (2.53%) Big Data
10 7 (2.53%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (2.17%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (1.81%) Impala
Development Applications
1 26 (9.39%) Git (software)
2 24 (8.66%) Subversion
3 17 (6.14%) Cucumber
3 17 (6.14%) JUnit
4 15 (5.42%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.97%) SpecFlow
6 10 (3.61%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.17%) JIRA
8 5 (1.81%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.44%) Selenium
9 4 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.08%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.72%) Bower
11 2 (0.72%) Grunt
11 2 (0.72%) Moq
12 1 (0.36%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.36%) ReSharper
12 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (16.61%) Finance
2 34 (12.27%) Games
3 17 (6.14%) Banking
4 16 (5.78%) Manufacturing
5 15 (5.42%) Marketing
6 13 (4.69%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.89%) Front Office
8 4 (1.44%) Billing
9 2 (0.72%) Advertising
9 2 (0.72%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Electronics
10 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Law
10 1 (0.36%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.36%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (39.71%) HTML
2 92 (33.21%) .NET
3 81 (29.24%) CSS
4 54 (19.49%) ASP.NET
5 44 (15.88%) WCF
6 39 (14.08%) Ajax
7 37 (13.36%) Web Services
8 36 (13.00%) J2EE
9 34 (12.27%) WPF
10 31 (11.19%) Spring
11 28 (10.11%) jQuery
12 26 (9.39%) HTML5
13 25 (9.03%) Hibernate
13 25 (9.03%) Swing
14 24 (8.66%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (7.94%) XHTML
16 21 (7.58%) XML
17 20 (7.22%) .NET Framework
17 20 (7.22%) ASP.NET Web API
18 19 (6.86%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 62 (22.38%) Computer Science
2 27 (9.75%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.78%) User Experience
5 14 (5.05%) Client/Server
5 14 (5.05%) Internet of Things
5 14 (5.05%) Mathematics
6 12 (4.33%) Virtual Team
7 11 (3.97%) BYOD
7 11 (3.97%) Visualisation
8 10 (3.61%) Data Integration
9 8 (2.89%) AS400
9 8 (2.89%) Digital Media
9 8 (2.89%) Mobile App
10 7 (2.53%) iSeries
11 5 (1.81%) Mobile Games
11 5 (1.81%) Mobile Payment
11 5 (1.81%) Raspberry Pi
12 3 (1.08%) Clustering
12 3 (1.08%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.88%) Unix
2 36 (13.00%) Windows
3 22 (7.94%) Android
4 21 (7.58%) Apple iOS
4 21 (7.58%) Linux
5 4 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.36%) MVS
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (45.85%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (38.27%) Software Engineering
3 74 (26.71%) TDD
4 73 (26.35%) OO
5 61 (22.02%) MVC
6 40 (14.44%) OOP
7 37 (13.36%) Scrum
8 34 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (10.83%) Open Source
10 29 (10.47%) Unit Testing
11 28 (10.11%) BDD
12 27 (9.75%) Kanban
13 25 (9.03%) E-Commerce
14 21 (7.58%) Multithreading
15 17 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (5.78%) High Availability
16 16 (5.78%) Web Development
17 15 (5.42%) Domain-Driven Design
17 15 (5.42%) Project Management
17 15 (5.42%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 114 (41.16%) JavaScript
2 109 (39.35%) Java
3 107 (38.63%) SQL
4 92 (33.21%) C#
5 53 (19.13%) C++
6 41 (14.80%) Python
7 32 (11.55%) PL/SQL
8 19 (6.86%) Perl
9 18 (6.50%) C
9 18 (6.50%) F#
10 17 (6.14%) Objective-C
11 14 (5.05%) Groovy
11 14 (5.05%) RPG
11 14 (5.05%) Ruby
12 12 (4.33%) Shell Script
12 12 (4.33%) T-SQL
12 12 (4.33%) VB.NET
13 10 (3.61%) Tcl
14 9 (3.25%) PHP
15 8 (2.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 85 (30.69%) Degree
2 3 (1.08%) MCITP
2 3 (1.08%) MCSE
2 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.58%) QA
2 5 (1.81%) RosettaNet
3 3 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (2.17%) Docker
2 5 (1.81%) HDFS
3 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (3.97%) WMI
2 3 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.72%) Puppet
3 2 (0.72%) Salt
4 1 (0.36%) Ansible
4 1 (0.36%) Kibana
4 1 (0.36%) logstash
Vendors
1 54 (19.49%) Microsoft
1 54 (19.49%) Oracle
2 13 (4.69%) Apple
3 5 (1.81%) Adobe
3 5 (1.81%) Blue Martini
3 5 (1.81%) BMC
3 5 (1.81%) Remedy
3 5 (1.81%) SAP
4 4 (1.44%) Guidewire
5 3 (1.08%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.72%) jBASE
6 2 (0.72%) Perforce
6 2 (0.72%) Rackspace
6 2 (0.72%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.72%) Temenos
7 1 (0.36%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.36%) Google
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) TOWER Software
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