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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 796 823 761
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 131 161 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 122 141 194
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,606 £38,530 £38,560
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
94503 106017 112388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79488 87462 91612
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +5 124 £52,500 +5.00% 6
London +6 38 £70,000 +21.73% 1
South East +21 35 £40,000 -18.36% 2
East of England +20 20 £62,500 +47.05%
Oxfordshire -10 18 £40,000 -11.11% 1
North West +24 12 £45,000 +12.50%
Essex +3 12 £62,500 +47.05%
Colchester - 11 £62,500 -
West Midlands +5 9 £45,000 -10.00%
West Yorkshire +30 8 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Yorkshire +27 8 £55,000 - 2
West Sussex - 8 £33,173 - 1
Crawley - 8 £33,173 - 1
Cambridgeshire -3 6 £45,000 +16.42%
Oxford - 6 £60,000 - 1
Cambridge +8 5 £45,000 -5.26%
Brentford - 5 £33,173 -
Warwickshire +9 4 £47,500 -13.63%
Birmingham -8 4 £45,000 -
Surrey +26 3 £75,000 +46.34%
Reading +9 3 £65,000 +32.65%
Berkshire +1 3 £65,000 +32.65%
Epsom -2 3 £75,000 +42.85%
Scotland -3 3 £47,500 +7.95%
Hertfordshire +20 2 £43,750 +2.94%
South West +16 2 £47,500 -13.63%
Wales 0 2 £40,000 +20.57%
Ealing - 2 £70,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £45,000 -

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 109 (40.52%) JavaScript
2 104 (38.66%) Java
3 101 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (37.17%) HTML
5 95 (35.32%) SQL
6 91 (33.83%) Software Engineering
7 85 (31.60%) .NET
7 85 (31.60%) C#
8 83 (30.86%) Degree
9 76 (28.25%) SQL Server
10 69 (25.65%) CSS
11 61 (22.68%) TDD
12 59 (21.93%) OO
13 56 (20.82%) Computer Science
14 55 (20.45%) C++
15 52 (19.33%) Oracle
15 52 (19.33%) MVC
16 50 (18.59%) ASP.NET
17 47 (17.47%) Finance
18 42 (15.61%) Microsoft
19 41 (15.24%) Games
20 39 (14.50%) Ajax
21 36 (13.38%) OOP
21 36 (13.38%) Python
21 36 (13.38%) Oracle Database
22 35 (13.01%) Unit Testing
23 34 (12.64%) NoSQL
23 34 (12.64%) XML
24 33 (12.27%) JBoss
24 33 (12.27%) Unix

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 33 (12.27%) JBoss
2 23 (8.55%) WebLogic
2 23 (8.55%) WebSphere
3 13 (4.83%) Tomcat
4 12 (4.46%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.60%) Apache
6 5 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.86%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.12%) CMS
7 3 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.12%) IIS
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.37%) CICS
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.35%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.12%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) MS Office
4 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.49%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Temenos Globus
4 1 (0.37%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.12%) GitHub
5 2 (0.74%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.37%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.37%) Office 365
6 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.06%) Internet
2 11 (4.09%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.23%) FTP
3 6 (2.23%) HTTP
3 6 (2.23%) Network Security
4 4 (1.49%) SSL
5 2 (0.74%) Extranet
5 2 (0.74%) Intranet
5 2 (0.74%) SMTP
5 2 (0.74%) SNA
6 1 (0.37%) DNS
6 1 (0.37%) Firewall
6 1 (0.37%) NAS
6 1 (0.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (28.25%) SQL Server
2 36 (13.38%) Oracle Database
3 34 (12.64%) NoSQL
4 32 (11.90%) Relational Database
5 16 (5.95%) Event Store
6 13 (4.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (4.83%) RDBMS
7 12 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (4.09%) Hadoop
9 10 (3.72%) MySQL
9 10 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (2.97%) Apache Hive
11 8 (2.97%) Big Data
11 8 (2.97%) HBase
12 7 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (2.60%) MongoDB
12 7 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (10.04%) Visual Studio
2 23 (8.55%) Subversion
3 22 (8.18%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.83%) Cucumber
4 13 (4.83%) JUnit
5 12 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.35%) Eclipse
7 8 (2.97%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.86%) Selenium
8 5 (1.86%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.49%) JIRA
10 3 (1.12%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.12%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (1.12%) Maven
11 2 (0.74%) Ant
11 2 (0.74%) Bower
11 2 (0.74%) Grunt
11 2 (0.74%) Moq
11 2 (0.74%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.37%) ReSharper
General
1 47 (17.47%) Finance
2 41 (15.24%) Games
3 25 (9.29%) Banking
4 22 (8.18%) Telecoms
5 19 (7.06%) Manufacturing
6 11 (4.09%) Marketing
7 4 (1.49%) Billing
7 4 (1.49%) Front Office
8 2 (0.74%) Advertising
8 2 (0.74%) Back Office
8 2 (0.74%) Retail
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (37.17%) HTML
2 85 (31.60%) .NET
3 69 (25.65%) CSS
4 50 (18.59%) ASP.NET
5 39 (14.50%) Ajax
6 34 (12.64%) XML
7 33 (12.27%) WCF
8 32 (11.90%) J2EE
9 26 (9.67%) Spring
9 26 (9.67%) Web Services
10 24 (8.92%) WPF
11 22 (8.18%) Swing
12 21 (7.81%) AngularJS
12 21 (7.81%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (7.43%) Hibernate
13 20 (7.43%) jQuery
14 19 (7.06%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (7.06%) WinForms
15 18 (6.69%) .NET Framework
16 16 (5.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 56 (20.82%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (5.95%) User Experience
3 14 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.20%) Internet of Things
3 14 (5.20%) Mathematics
4 11 (4.09%) AS400
4 11 (4.09%) Data Integration
4 11 (4.09%) Virtual Team
5 10 (3.72%) iSeries
6 9 (3.35%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.97%) Digital Media
8 6 (2.23%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.86%) BYOD
9 5 (1.86%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (1.86%) Raspberry Pi
9 5 (1.86%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.12%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.12%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.12%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.27%) Unix
2 27 (10.04%) Windows
3 23 (8.55%) Android
3 23 (8.55%) Apple iOS
4 22 (8.18%) Linux
5 3 (1.12%) MVS
6 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.74%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.74%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.74%) zOS
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (33.83%) Software Engineering
3 61 (22.68%) TDD
4 59 (21.93%) OO
5 52 (19.33%) MVC
6 36 (13.38%) OOP
7 35 (13.01%) Unit Testing
8 29 (10.78%) Scrum
9 27 (10.04%) Open Source
10 24 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (8.55%) E-Commerce
12 21 (7.81%) Multithreading
13 20 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (6.69%) Project Management
15 17 (6.32%) BDD
16 16 (5.95%) Domain-Driven Design
16 16 (5.95%) Kanban
16 16 (5.95%) Mentoring
17 14 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
18 13 (4.83%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 109 (40.52%) JavaScript
2 104 (38.66%) Java
3 95 (35.32%) SQL
4 85 (31.60%) C#
5 55 (20.45%) C++
6 36 (13.38%) Python
7 25 (9.29%) PL/SQL
8 17 (6.32%) Perl
8 17 (6.32%) RPG
9 16 (5.95%) F#
10 15 (5.58%) VB.NET
11 14 (5.20%) C
11 14 (5.20%) T-SQL
12 12 (4.46%) Objective-C
12 12 (4.46%) Scala
12 12 (4.46%) Shell Script
13 11 (4.09%) RPG IV
14 10 (3.72%) Tcl
15 9 (3.35%) Groovy
15 9 (3.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 83 (30.86%) Degree
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.37%) MCITP
3 1 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.20%) QA
2 4 (1.49%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (3.72%) Docker
2 8 (2.97%) HDFS
3 2 (0.74%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (0.74%) RACF
3 2 (0.74%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (1.86%) WMI
2 4 (1.49%) Ansible
3 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.12%) Puppet
3 3 (1.12%) Salt
4 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.37%) Kibana
4 1 (0.37%) logstash
Vendors
1 52 (19.33%) Oracle
2 42 (15.61%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.60%) Apple
4 4 (1.49%) Blue Martini
4 4 (1.49%) BMC
4 4 (1.49%) Guidewire
4 4 (1.49%) Remedy
4 4 (1.49%) SAP
5 3 (1.12%) Adobe
5 3 (1.12%) IBM
5 3 (1.12%) Perforce
6 2 (0.74%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.37%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.37%) jBASE
7 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.37%) Sybase
7 1 (0.37%) Temenos
7 1 (0.37%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.37%) TOWER Software
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