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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Programmer
Rank 722 655 748
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +93
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 150 283 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.25% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 121 232 103
Average salary £51,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.36% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,398 £36,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +14.64%

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
104076 112022 103310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85215 91280 86022
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 2015 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 6 May 2015. 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 -77 136 £52,500 +5.00% 11
London -2 58 £57,500 -2.54% 3
South East +2 31 £49,000 -2.00% 3
East of England +18 18 £50,000 - 1
City of London +24 14 £55,750 +1.36%
Cambridgeshire +16 14 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire +1 14 £45,000 +12.50%
Cambridge +23 11 £52,500 -10.63% 1
Berkshire -2 11 £49,000 +12.00%
Scotland +4 9 £46,250 +23.33% 2
West Yorkshire -1 9 £45,000 +12.50%
Reading -9 9 £49,000 +8.88%
Surrey +18 7 £59,250 +7.72% 1
Oxfordshire +10 7 £45,000 +12.50% 2
West Midlands -17 7 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Cardiff -5 5 £30,565 -21.18%
Leeds -6 5 £45,000 +12.50%
South Wales -16 5 £30,565 -21.18%
Wales -17 5 £30,565 -21.18%
South West -21 5 £39,500 +12.85%
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £42,500 -
Dorking - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 4 £55,000 - 1
Leamington Spa - 4 £55,000 - 1
Manchester +9 3 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Glasgow +8 3 £42,500 +13.33%
Aylesbury +7 3 £42,500 -1.16%
Essex +6 3 £50,000 -
North West -28 3 £42,500 -5.55% 2

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 122 (36.09%) .NET
2 119 (35.21%) Java
3 115 (34.02%) C#
4 106 (31.36%) SQL
5 100 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (29.59%) JavaScript
6 87 (25.74%) MVC
7 81 (23.96%) Finance
7 81 (23.96%) HTML
7 81 (23.96%) SQL Server
8 70 (20.71%) CSS
8 70 (20.71%) Banking
9 68 (20.12%) Degree
10 64 (18.93%) ASP.NET
11 63 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
12 58 (17.16%) XML
13 56 (16.57%) C++
14 55 (16.27%) Unit Testing
15 51 (15.09%) Android
16 50 (14.79%) Computer Science
17 49 (14.50%) Web Services
18 47 (13.91%) Apple iOS
19 44 (13.02%) jQuery
20 43 (12.72%) OO
21 42 (12.43%) TDD
21 42 (12.43%) JSON
22 41 (12.13%) Microsoft
23 40 (11.83%) Objective-C
24 39 (11.54%) Visual Studio
24 39 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 13 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 10 (2.96%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.66%) CICS
3 9 (2.66%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.48%) CMS
4 5 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.18%) JBoss
5 4 (1.18%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.18%) SAS
5 4 (1.18%) OpenEdge
5 4 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.18%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.89%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.89%) Node.js
6 3 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.59%) EPiServer CMS
7 2 (0.59%) Drupal
7 2 (0.59%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.89%) Fireworks
2 3 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.89%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.78%) INSURE/90
2 3 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.59%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.59%) Summit
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.30%) BPCS
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (2.07%) SaaS
1 7 (2.07%) Heroku
2 4 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) PaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.03%) HTTP
2 5 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.89%) LAN
3 3 (0.89%) WAN
3 3 (0.89%) Internet
4 2 (0.59%) FTP
4 2 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (23.96%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (4.14%) DB2
4 14 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (3.25%) NoSQL
6 11 (3.25%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (2.66%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (2.66%) MySQL
8 8 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (2.37%) SQLite
8 8 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.18%) Adabas
11 4 (1.18%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 39 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 28 (8.28%) Eclipse
2 28 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (5.03%) Git (software)
4 16 (4.73%) Xcode
5 13 (3.85%) Subversion
6 12 (3.55%) Maven
6 12 (3.55%) NUnit
7 10 (2.96%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 10 (2.96%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.07%) NuGet
9 6 (1.78%) JIRA
10 5 (1.48%) PeopleTools
10 5 (1.48%) JMeter
10 5 (1.48%) Android Studio
10 5 (1.48%) MSTest
10 5 (1.48%) Hudson
11 4 (1.18%) Robolectric
12 3 (0.89%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.89%) Dreamweaver
General
1 81 (23.96%) Finance
2 70 (20.71%) Banking
3 38 (11.24%) Telecoms
4 28 (8.28%) Games
5 20 (5.92%) Front Office
6 19 (5.62%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.78%) Marketing
8 5 (1.48%) Retail
9 4 (1.18%) Billing
10 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.89%) Advertising
11 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.59%) Back Office
11 2 (0.59%) French Language
12 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Publishing
12 1 (0.30%) Law
12 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (36.09%) .NET
2 81 (23.96%) HTML
3 70 (20.71%) CSS
4 64 (18.93%) ASP.NET
5 58 (17.16%) XML
6 49 (14.50%) Web Services
7 44 (13.02%) jQuery
8 42 (12.43%) JSON
9 39 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (10.36%) .NET Framework
11 31 (9.17%) Ajax
12 27 (7.99%) WCF
13 24 (7.10%) Entity Framework
14 22 (6.51%) Spring
15 21 (6.21%) Hibernate
15 21 (6.21%) HTML5
16 18 (5.33%) J2EE
17 17 (5.03%) WinForms
17 17 (5.03%) AngularJS
18 16 (4.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 63 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (14.79%) Computer Science
3 25 (7.40%) Hedge funds
4 23 (6.80%) Open Source
5 22 (6.51%) Mobile App
6 20 (5.92%) User Experience
7 17 (5.03%) Social Media
8 15 (4.44%) Grid Computing
9 12 (3.55%) Mathematics
10 9 (2.66%) Equities
10 9 (2.66%) Mainframe
10 9 (2.66%) Visualisation
11 8 (2.37%) Derivative
11 8 (2.37%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.48%) iPhone
12 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (1.18%) Fixed Income
13 4 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
14 3 (0.89%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 51 (15.09%) Android
2 47 (13.91%) Apple iOS
3 24 (7.10%) Windows
4 14 (4.14%) Linux
5 9 (2.66%) UNIX
6 1 (0.30%) OS/400
6 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (25.74%) MVC
3 55 (16.27%) Unit Testing
4 43 (12.72%) OO
5 42 (12.43%) TDD
6 38 (11.24%) Android Development
7 34 (10.06%) Mentoring
7 34 (10.06%) Scrum
8 32 (9.47%) Software Engineering
9 31 (9.17%) Mobile Development
10 29 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (8.28%) iOS Development
12 23 (6.80%) E-Commerce
13 22 (6.51%) Project Management
14 21 (6.21%) Functional Programming
15 19 (5.62%) OOP
16 16 (4.73%) Multithreading
17 14 (4.14%) ETL
17 14 (4.14%) Migration
18 13 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 119 (35.21%) Java
2 115 (34.02%) C#
3 106 (31.36%) SQL
4 100 (29.59%) JavaScript
5 56 (16.57%) C++
6 40 (11.83%) Objective-C
7 30 (8.88%) Python
8 21 (6.21%) PHP
9 17 (5.03%) T-SQL
10 14 (4.14%) COBOL
11 11 (3.25%) RPG
11 11 (3.25%) RPG IV
12 10 (2.96%) RPG/400
12 10 (2.96%) VB
13 7 (2.07%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.78%) Scala
14 6 (1.78%) Haskell
15 5 (1.48%) VC++
15 5 (1.48%) VB6
15 5 (1.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (20.12%) Degree
2 6 (1.78%) PhD
3 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.30%) SAS Certification
4 1 (0.30%) MCTS
4 1 (0.30%) MCSD
4 1 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.59%) RosettaNet
1 2 (0.59%) QA
1 2 (0.59%) CDISC
2 1 (0.30%) GAAP
System Software
1 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.89%) CA Endevor
2 2 (0.59%) Puppet
3 1 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 41 (12.13%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.36%) Oracle
3 13 (3.85%) Informatica
4 11 (3.25%) Google
5 8 (2.37%) SAP
5 8 (2.37%) IBM
6 7 (2.07%) Appcelerator
6 7 (2.07%) Xamarin
7 6 (1.78%) EPiServer
7 6 (1.78%) Sybase
8 5 (1.48%) PeopleSoft
8 5 (1.48%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (1.48%) Twitter
9 4 (1.18%) Guidewire
9 4 (1.18%) Lotus
9 4 (1.18%) Progress
9 4 (1.18%) BMC
9 4 (1.18%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.18%) Tableau
10 3 (0.89%) Facebook
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