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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 805 738 854
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +116
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 105 229 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 98 189 99
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,173 £39,986 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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
91699 105420 108853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76674 87821 88006
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -77 94 £50,000 -4.76% 5
London -43 23 £80,000 +28.00% 1
West Midlands - 20 £45,000 - 2
South East +15 18 £40,000 -11.11%
East of England -4 18 £61,250 +44.11% 1
Birmingham - 11 £45,000 - 1
Essex +4 10 £62,500 +47.05%
Wales +7 9 £36,587 +10.28%
Colchester - 9 £62,500 -
Crawley - 8 £33,173 -
West Sussex - 8 £33,173 -
West Yorkshire +20 7 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Yorkshire +18 7 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North West -2 6 £45,000 +12.50%
Cardiff +12 5 £33,173 -
South Wales +7 5 £33,173 -
Cambridgeshire -2 5 £38,500 -0.38%
Oxfordshire -7 5 £40,000 -5.88%
Warwickshire - 5 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire +10 4 £42,500 -15.00%
Aylesbury - 4 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire +9 3 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Watford +1 3 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Peterborough 0 3 £38,000 +14.55%
Flint - 3 £45,000 -
Flintshire - 3 £45,000 -
North Wales - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland +31 2 £47,750 +6.11% 2
Oxford +6 2 £50,000 +17.64%
South West -7 2 £47,500 -15.55%

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 91 (39.91%) HTML
2 88 (38.60%) JavaScript
3 87 (38.16%) Java
4 75 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (31.58%) SQL
6 66 (28.95%) C#
7 65 (28.51%) Software Engineering
8 64 (28.07%) Degree
9 59 (25.88%) .NET
9 59 (25.88%) CSS
10 51 (22.37%) C++
11 48 (21.05%) Finance
12 44 (19.30%) Games
13 42 (18.42%) Oracle
14 40 (17.54%) Computer Science
15 39 (17.11%) XML
15 39 (17.11%) OO
16 38 (16.67%) SQL Server
17 36 (15.79%) TDD
18 35 (15.35%) OOP
18 35 (15.35%) MVC
19 34 (14.91%) Ajax
19 34 (14.91%) Relational Database
20 33 (14.47%) Unit Testing
21 32 (14.04%) ASP.NET
22 31 (13.60%) NoSQL
23 30 (13.16%) J2EE
24 25 (10.96%) Visual Studio
25 24 (10.53%) Open Source
25 24 (10.53%) Oracle Database

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 22 (9.65%) JBoss
2 20 (8.77%) WebLogic
2 20 (8.77%) WebSphere
3 15 (6.58%) Apache
4 12 (5.26%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (2.19%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.75%) IIS
6 4 (1.75%) SAS
7 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.44%) CICS
8 1 (0.44%) CMS
8 1 (0.44%) Confluence
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.32%) MS Project
3 1 (0.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.32%) GitHub
4 2 (0.88%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.44%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.70%) Internet
2 5 (2.19%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.32%) HTTP
4 2 (0.88%) FTP
4 2 (0.88%) iBeacon
4 2 (0.88%) SNA
5 1 (0.44%) DNS
5 1 (0.44%) Firewall
5 1 (0.44%) SMTP
5 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 34 (14.91%) Relational Database
3 31 (13.60%) NoSQL
4 24 (10.53%) Oracle Database
5 18 (7.89%) MySQL
6 17 (7.46%) MongoDB
7 11 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (4.82%) Hadoop
7 11 (4.82%) Redis
8 9 (3.95%) Event Store
8 9 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (3.95%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.19%) Apache Hive
10 5 (2.19%) Big Data
10 5 (2.19%) HBase
10 5 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (10.96%) Visual Studio
2 21 (9.21%) Subversion
3 18 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 14 (6.14%) Eclipse
5 13 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.07%) Cucumber
6 7 (3.07%) JIRA
7 6 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.63%) JUnit
7 6 (2.63%) Selenium
7 6 (2.63%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.75%) Maven
9 3 (1.32%) Ant
9 3 (1.32%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.88%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.88%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.44%) GitLab
11 1 (0.44%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.44%) PHPUnit
General
1 48 (21.05%) Finance
2 44 (19.30%) Games
3 18 (7.89%) Banking
4 17 (7.46%) Telecoms
5 16 (7.02%) Manufacturing
6 10 (4.39%) Marketing
7 4 (1.75%) Billing
8 3 (1.32%) Retail
9 1 (0.44%) Advertising
9 1 (0.44%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (39.91%) HTML
2 59 (25.88%) .NET
2 59 (25.88%) CSS
3 39 (17.11%) XML
4 34 (14.91%) Ajax
5 32 (14.04%) ASP.NET
6 30 (13.16%) J2EE
7 22 (9.65%) JSON
8 20 (8.77%) Swing
9 19 (8.33%) AngularJS
10 16 (7.02%) HTML5
11 15 (6.58%) jQuery
11 15 (6.58%) REST
11 15 (6.58%) Spring
11 15 (6.58%) Web Services
12 14 (6.14%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (5.70%) WCF
14 12 (5.26%) CSS3
14 12 (5.26%) Hibernate
14 12 (5.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.54%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.58%) AS400
2 15 (6.58%) User Experience
3 12 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 10 (4.39%) iSeries
5 9 (3.95%) Internet of Things
6 6 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.19%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.19%) Raspberry Pi
7 5 (2.19%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.75%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.75%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.32%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.32%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (1.32%) Online Games
10 2 (0.88%) Fintech
10 2 (0.88%) Mobile Games
10 2 (0.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.53%) Linux
2 20 (8.77%) Android
2 20 (8.77%) Unix
3 19 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 17 (7.46%) Windows
5 3 (1.32%) MVS
6 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.88%) zOS
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (28.51%) Software Engineering
3 39 (17.11%) OO
4 36 (15.79%) TDD
5 35 (15.35%) MVC
5 35 (15.35%) OOP
6 33 (14.47%) Unit Testing
7 24 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 24 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 24 (10.53%) Open Source
8 22 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (7.46%) Scrum
10 16 (7.02%) Project Management
11 15 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (6.58%) Prototyping
12 12 (5.26%) Feasibility Study
12 12 (5.26%) PRINCE2
13 11 (4.82%) Multithreading
13 11 (4.82%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 88 (38.60%) JavaScript
2 87 (38.16%) Java
3 72 (31.58%) SQL
4 66 (28.95%) C#
5 51 (22.37%) C++
6 23 (10.09%) Python
7 18 (7.89%) RPG
8 16 (7.02%) Scala
9 14 (6.14%) RPG IV
10 13 (5.70%) VB.NET
11 12 (5.26%) T-SQL
12 10 (4.39%) Perl
13 9 (3.95%) F#
13 9 (3.95%) PL/SQL
13 9 (3.95%) Tcl
14 7 (3.07%) Objective-C
14 7 (3.07%) R
15 6 (2.63%) ActionScript
16 5 (2.19%) Lua
16 5 (2.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (28.07%) Degree
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 14 (6.14%) Docker
2 5 (2.19%) HDFS
3 2 (0.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (0.88%) RACF
3 2 (0.88%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (3.07%) Ansible
2 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.88%) Puppet
2 2 (0.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 42 (18.42%) Oracle
2 24 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.63%) Perforce
4 5 (2.19%) Adobe
5 4 (1.75%) Cloudera
5 4 (1.75%) Guidewire
5 4 (1.75%) Hortonworks
5 4 (1.75%) IBM
6 3 (1.32%) jBASE
6 3 (1.32%) Unisys
7 2 (0.88%) hybris
7 2 (0.88%) Rackspace
7 2 (0.88%) Solace
7 2 (0.88%) Sybase
7 2 (0.88%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.44%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.44%) BMC
8 1 (0.44%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.44%) Remedy
8 1 (0.44%) Splunk
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