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 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 709 682 719
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 196 193 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 173 151 165
Average salary £50,000 £51,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.91% +8.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £37,500 £36,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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
110459 102962 113755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.21% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 89415 85315 97320
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 19 August 2014 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 19 August 2014. 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 -18 166 £50,000 -2.91% 13
London -39 55 £55,750 -3.04% 3
South East +6 25 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Yorkshire -28 23 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Scotland -1 21 £40,000 -6.75% 2
West Yorkshire -20 21 £45,000 +20.00% 2
South West 0 19 £35,000 -17.64% 1
East of England -12 16 £60,000 +55.23% 3
Somerset - 15 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands +4 14 £46,250 +25.85%
City of London -15 12 £60,000 -12.72% 1
Taunton - 12 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire +2 9 £40,150 +3.88% 1
North West -5 9 £40,000 +22.13%
Glasgow - 9 £40,000 -
Wales -2 8 £30,565 -2.44% 1
West Midlands -14 8 £50,000 +17.64%
South Wales - 8 £30,565 - 1
Edinburgh - 8 £40,000 -
Cardiff - 8 £30,565 -
Surrey -3 7 £55,000 +22.22%
Leeds -39 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Hitchin - 7 £60,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £60,000 - 1
Guildford +15 6 £55,000 -
Berkshire +4 6 £41,750 -1.76% 1
Wakefield - 6 £50,000 - 1
Hammersmith - 6 £60,000 -
Clapham - 6 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire -3 5 £50,000 +5.26%

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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.

1 209 (45.14%) C#
2 201 (43.41%) .NET
3 180 (38.88%) SQL
4 143 (30.89%) ASP.NET
5 136 (29.37%) HTML
6 134 (28.94%) MVC
7 129 (27.86%) CSS
8 123 (26.57%) JavaScript
9 112 (24.19%) Java
10 98 (21.17%) SQL Server
11 93 (20.09%) Oracle
12 92 (19.87%) Microsoft
13 91 (19.65%) jQuery
14 90 (19.44%) XML
15 88 (19.01%) Software Engineering
16 81 (17.49%) TDD
16 81 (17.49%) Web Services
16 81 (17.49%) Degree
17 68 (14.69%) ASP.NET MVC
18 64 (13.82%) Linux
19 62 (13.39%) Ajax
20 56 (12.10%) OO
20 56 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
20 56 (12.10%) Finance
21 53 (11.45%) Unit Testing
22 50 (10.80%) SharePoint
23 48 (10.37%) Spring
24 47 (10.15%) C++
25 45 (9.72%) J2EE
26 44 (9.50%) PHP

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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 50 (10.80%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.54%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.81%) Node.js
4 12 (2.59%) Apache
5 11 (2.38%) IIS
5 11 (2.38%) SAS
5 11 (2.38%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (1.73%) Jetty
7 8 (1.73%) WordPress
7 8 (1.73%) Confluence
8 7 (1.51%) nginx
8 7 (1.51%) Facebook Platform
9 4 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.65%) Mule
10 3 (0.65%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.43%) Drupal
11 2 (0.43%) FileNet
12 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.22%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.73%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.51%) Mingle
4 6 (1.30%) MS Office
5 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.22%) MS Project
6 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (1.73%) Google Analytics
2 7 (1.51%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (1.51%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.86%) INSURE/90
4 4 (0.86%) Agresso
4 4 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.22%) Maximo
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.22%) Trello
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.59%) Internet
2 8 (1.73%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.86%) Intranet
4 3 (0.65%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.22%) HTTP
5 1 (0.22%) SNMP
5 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (21.17%) SQL Server
2 42 (9.07%) MySQL
3 27 (5.83%) Oracle Database
4 23 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (4.75%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.67%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.81%) RDBMS
8 12 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.73%) RavenDB
10 7 (1.51%) Neo4j
11 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.08%) DB2
12 5 (1.08%) Big Data
12 5 (1.08%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (6.70%) Visual Studio
2 30 (6.48%) Eclipse
3 24 (5.18%) JUnit
4 23 (4.97%) NUnit
5 21 (4.54%) Git (software)
6 20 (4.32%) Ant
7 12 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.16%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.94%) Subversion
9 9 (1.94%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.73%) FishEye
10 8 (1.73%) SoapUI
10 8 (1.73%) IntelliJ
10 8 (1.73%) VisualVM
11 7 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (1.51%) Maven
11 7 (1.51%) MSTest
11 7 (1.51%) Talend Open Studio
12 6 (1.30%) Mercurial
12 6 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 56 (12.10%) Finance
2 41 (8.86%) Banking
3 29 (6.26%) Games
4 25 (5.40%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.59%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (2.16%) Law
8 9 (1.94%) Marketing
9 8 (1.73%) Billing
9 8 (1.73%) Legal
10 5 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.86%) Front Office
11 4 (0.86%) Advertising
12 3 (0.65%) Retail
13 2 (0.43%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.43%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.43%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (43.41%) .NET
2 143 (30.89%) ASP.NET
3 136 (29.37%) HTML
4 129 (27.86%) CSS
5 91 (19.65%) jQuery
6 90 (19.44%) XML
7 81 (17.49%) Web Services
8 68 (14.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 62 (13.39%) Ajax
10 48 (10.37%) Spring
11 45 (9.72%) J2EE
12 43 (9.29%) WCF
13 37 (7.99%) .NET Framework
14 31 (6.70%) SOAP
14 31 (6.70%) HTML5
14 31 (6.70%) JSON
15 26 (5.62%) Hibernate
16 25 (5.40%) Spring MVC
16 25 (5.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 22 (4.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.10%) Client/Server
2 18 (3.89%) Mobile App
2 18 (3.89%) Computer Science
3 8 (1.73%) Inversion of Control
3 8 (1.73%) N-Tier
3 8 (1.73%) Xbox
4 7 (1.51%) Social Media
4 7 (1.51%) Mathematics
5 6 (1.30%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.08%) Equities
6 5 (1.08%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.08%) Derivative
6 5 (1.08%) Biology
7 4 (0.86%) Social Network
7 4 (0.86%) Statistics
7 4 (0.86%) Smartphone
7 4 (0.86%) Open Source
7 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.65%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 64 (13.82%) Linux
2 44 (9.50%) UNIX
3 35 (7.56%) Windows
4 34 (7.34%) Apple iOS
5 26 (5.62%) Android
6 8 (1.73%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.51%) CentOS
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) webOS
9 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (28.94%) MVC
2 88 (19.01%) Software Engineering
3 81 (17.49%) TDD
4 56 (12.10%) OO
4 56 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (11.45%) Unit Testing
6 41 (8.86%) Web Development
6 41 (8.86%) Web Application Development
7 39 (8.42%) Scrum
8 38 (8.21%) OOP
9 35 (7.56%) E-Commerce
10 33 (7.13%) Multithreading
10 33 (7.13%) SOA
11 19 (4.10%) UML
11 19 (4.10%) Waterfall
11 19 (4.10%) Analytics
12 18 (3.89%) Business Analysis
13 15 (3.24%) Data Modelling
13 15 (3.24%) System Testing
14 14 (3.02%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 209 (45.14%) C#
2 180 (38.88%) SQL
3 123 (26.57%) JavaScript
4 112 (24.19%) Java
5 47 (10.15%) C++
6 44 (9.50%) PHP
7 31 (6.70%) Python
8 29 (6.26%) PL/SQL
9 22 (4.75%) RPG IV
9 22 (4.75%) RPG
10 19 (4.10%) T-SQL
10 19 (4.10%) Shell Script
11 18 (3.89%) PHP5
12 17 (3.67%) Perl
13 15 (3.24%) VB.NET
14 14 (3.02%) Objective-C
15 13 (2.81%) Bash Shell
16 11 (2.38%) VBScript
16 11 (2.38%) Ruby
17 9 (1.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (17.49%) Degree
2 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.94%) MCTS
4 8 (1.73%) MCSD
5 7 (1.51%) MCSE
6 5 (1.08%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.10%) QA
2 7 (1.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) CDISC
3 1 (0.22%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.22%) ACF2
2 1 (0.22%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.22%) Ansible
3 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 93 (20.09%) Oracle
2 92 (19.87%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.54%) IBM
4 19 (4.10%) JBoss
5 17 (3.67%) Zend
6 16 (3.46%) Google
7 12 (2.59%) TIBCO
8 11 (2.38%) Facebook
9 8 (1.73%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.73%) Perforce
9 8 (1.73%) Guidewire
10 7 (1.51%) webMethods
10 7 (1.51%) Talend
11 4 (0.86%) Sencha
11 4 (0.86%) Unisys
12 3 (0.65%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.65%) Pega
12 3 (0.65%) Twitter
13 2 (0.43%) SAP
13 2 (0.43%) Adobe
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