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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 810 834 708
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -126
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 138 151 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 127 121 247
Median salary £54,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.80% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,200 £38,635
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.74%

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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £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 1 May 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 1 May 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
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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 +26 129 £55,000 +4.76% 8
London +3 50 £55,000 -4.34%
East of England +31 33 £47,500 -5.00% 3
South East +13 33 £52,500 +7.14% 2
Essex +23 19 £62,500 +25.00%
Colchester - 12 £62,500 -
Hampshire +18 9 £47,772 +6.16%
Cambridgeshire -5 8 £33,173 -35.27% 2
West Midlands -18 8 £57,500 +4.54% 2
Berkshire +14 7 £36,500 -25.51% 1
Hertfordshire +20 6 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Oxfordshire -3 6 £60,000 +33.33%
Saffron Walden - 6 £47,500 -
Havant - 6 £54,500 -
West Sussex - 6 £52,500 - 1
Reading +15 5 £35,000 -28.57% 1
Oxford +12 5 £60,000 +60.57%
Mayfair 0 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Warwickshire -5 5 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Rugby - 5 £57,500 -
City of London +49 4 £50,000 -11.50%
Peterborough +6 4 £33,173 - 2
Cambridge +1 4 £65,000 +23.80%
Scotland -7 4 £51,250 +10.81% 1
Ealing - 4 £65,000 -
South Wales +7 3 £33,173 +8.53%
Wales +5 3 £33,173 +8.53%
Cardiff 0 3 £33,173 +8.53%
South West -13 3 £52,500 +32.91%
Crawley - 3 - -

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 175 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (40.87%) SQL
3 140 (38.15%) Java
4 132 (35.97%) JavaScript
5 120 (32.70%) Software Engineering
6 115 (31.34%) HTML
7 113 (30.79%) .NET
8 109 (29.70%) C#
8 109 (29.70%) SQL Server
9 102 (27.79%) Degree
10 100 (27.25%) CSS
11 90 (24.52%) TDD
12 86 (23.43%) OO
13 80 (21.80%) Oracle
14 75 (20.44%) C++
15 73 (19.89%) Finance
16 72 (19.62%) Computer Science
17 71 (19.35%) WCF
18 70 (19.07%) Microsoft
19 68 (18.53%) ASP.NET
19 68 (18.53%) Scrum
20 67 (18.26%) Unix
21 63 (17.17%) MVC
22 62 (16.89%) Web Services
23 58 (15.80%) Oracle Database
24 55 (14.99%) Python
25 54 (14.71%) Spring
26 53 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
27 52 (14.17%) BDD
27 52 (14.17%) PL/SQL

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 51 (13.90%) JBoss
2 30 (8.17%) Tomcat
3 27 (7.36%) Node.js
4 26 (7.08%) WebLogic
4 26 (7.08%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.45%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.18%) CMS
8 7 (1.91%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.91%) OpenEdge
9 6 (1.63%) GlassFish
9 6 (1.63%) SAS
10 5 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.36%) Orchard CMS
11 4 (1.09%) Apache
11 4 (1.09%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.09%) IIS
11 4 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (0.82%) Drupal
12 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.99%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (4.63%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.91%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.54%) Temenos Globus
3 2 (0.54%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.54%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.81%) Network Security
1 25 (6.81%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.00%) Internet
3 9 (2.45%) FTP
3 9 (2.45%) HTTP
4 7 (1.91%) SSL
5 3 (0.82%) NAS
5 3 (0.82%) SAN
6 2 (0.54%) Extranet
6 2 (0.54%) Intranet
6 2 (0.54%) SMTP
7 1 (0.27%) Firewall
7 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (29.70%) SQL Server
2 58 (15.80%) Oracle Database
3 38 (10.35%) Relational Database
4 29 (7.90%) NoSQL
5 27 (7.36%) MySQL
5 27 (7.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (5.99%) RDBMS
7 19 (5.18%) Oracle BI EE
8 17 (4.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (4.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 16 (4.36%) Oracle ODI
9 16 (4.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (3.81%) Event Store
11 13 (3.54%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (2.45%) Big Data
14 9 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 36 (9.81%) Git (software)
2 34 (9.26%) Subversion
3 25 (6.81%) JUnit
4 24 (6.54%) Cucumber
4 24 (6.54%) SpecFlow
5 14 (3.81%) JIRA
6 13 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (2.72%) Eclipse
8 9 (2.45%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.91%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.36%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.09%) Android Studio
11 4 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.09%) CruiseControl
11 4 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.82%) Gradle
12 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.82%) JIRA Agile
12 3 (0.82%) Selenium
General
1 73 (19.89%) Finance
2 45 (12.26%) Games
3 29 (7.90%) Banking
4 18 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.63%) Marketing
6 10 (2.72%) Front Office
7 7 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.09%) Billing
8 4 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.82%) Advertising
10 2 (0.54%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (31.34%) HTML
2 113 (30.79%) .NET
3 100 (27.25%) CSS
4 71 (19.35%) WCF
5 68 (18.53%) ASP.NET
6 62 (16.89%) Web Services
7 54 (14.71%) Spring
8 49 (13.35%) WPF
9 47 (12.81%) jQuery
10 41 (11.17%) Hibernate
11 39 (10.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 38 (10.35%) Ajax
13 37 (10.08%) HTML5
13 37 (10.08%) J2EE
14 34 (9.26%) XML
15 31 (8.45%) XHTML
16 30 (8.17%) .NET Framework
16 30 (8.17%) WinForms
17 26 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
18 25 (6.81%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 72 (19.62%) Computer Science
2 48 (13.08%) Enterprise Software
3 39 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (6.54%) BYOD
4 24 (6.54%) Visualisation
5 23 (6.27%) Mathematics
6 22 (5.99%) Client/Server
7 14 (3.81%) Mobile Games
8 12 (3.27%) Data Integration
8 12 (3.27%) Mobile App
8 12 (3.27%) User Experience
9 10 (2.72%) Internet of Things
10 8 (2.18%) iSeries
11 7 (1.91%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.91%) Digital Media
12 6 (1.63%) Physics
13 5 (1.36%) Mobile Payment
13 5 (1.36%) Xbox
14 4 (1.09%) Data Structures
15 3 (0.82%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 67 (18.26%) Unix
2 49 (13.35%) Windows
3 36 (9.81%) Linux
4 28 (7.63%) Android
5 22 (5.99%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) OS/400
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (32.70%) Software Engineering
3 90 (24.52%) TDD
4 86 (23.43%) OO
5 68 (18.53%) Scrum
6 63 (17.17%) MVC
7 53 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (14.17%) BDD
9 48 (13.08%) Kanban
10 46 (12.53%) OOP
11 37 (10.08%) Unit Testing
12 29 (7.90%) Open Source
13 28 (7.63%) Multithreading
14 27 (7.36%) E-Commerce
15 25 (6.81%) Mentoring
15 25 (6.81%) User Stories
16 22 (5.99%) Continuous Delivery
17 21 (5.72%) Web Development
18 20 (5.45%) SDLC
19 19 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 150 (40.87%) SQL
2 140 (38.15%) Java
3 132 (35.97%) JavaScript
4 109 (29.70%) C#
5 75 (20.44%) C++
6 55 (14.99%) Python
7 52 (14.17%) PL/SQL
8 32 (8.72%) Objective-C
9 25 (6.81%) C
10 22 (5.99%) Groovy
10 22 (5.99%) Ruby
11 17 (4.63%) PHP
12 16 (4.36%) Perl
13 14 (3.81%) F#
13 14 (3.81%) RPG
13 14 (3.81%) T-SQL
14 13 (3.54%) Shell Script
15 10 (2.72%) PowerShell
16 9 (2.45%) RPG/400
17 8 (2.18%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 102 (27.79%) Degree
2 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.82%) MCITP
3 3 (0.82%) MCSE
4 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.81%) QA
2 7 (1.91%) RosettaNet
3 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) CDISC
System Software
1 10 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.82%) HDFS
3 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (6.54%) WMI
2 7 (1.91%) Kibana
2 7 (1.91%) logstash
3 6 (1.63%) Grafana
3 6 (1.63%) StatsD
4 1 (0.27%) Ansible
4 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 80 (21.80%) Oracle
2 70 (19.07%) Microsoft
3 26 (7.08%) Apple
4 7 (1.91%) Blue Martini
4 7 (1.91%) BMC
4 7 (1.91%) Progress
4 7 (1.91%) Remedy
4 7 (1.91%) SAP
5 6 (1.63%) New Relic
6 5 (1.36%) Adobe
6 5 (1.36%) IBM
7 4 (1.09%) Guidewire
7 4 (1.09%) Sencha
8 3 (0.82%) Computacenter
8 3 (0.82%) EMC
8 3 (0.82%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.82%) Intel Security
8 3 (0.82%) Perforce
9 2 (0.54%) HP
9 2 (0.54%) Temenos
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