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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 717 743 665
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -78
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 220 194 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 193 168 230
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,565 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.42% -4.11%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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 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 +72 204 £55,000 +4.76% 21
London +6 78 £65,000 +15.04% 3
South East +41 42 £47,500 -9.52% 6
East of England +8 28 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire +13 23 £45,000 -7.69% 1
Ealing - 20 £65,000 -
West Midlands -2 19 £41,500 -12.63% 5
Essex +4 14 £62,500 +47.05% 2
West Yorkshire -3 14 £45,000 -5.26%
Hampshire +33 12 £47,500 +30.13% 1
Leeds +12 12 £45,000 +12.50%
Colchester - 12 £62,500 -
Cambridgeshire +11 11 £46,250 -11.90%
City of London +42 9 £62,500 +10.61%
West Sussex - 9 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire -1 8 £40,000 -46.66%
Cambridge -1 7 £47,500 -9.52%
South West -5 7 £37,500 -34.78%
South Wales -12 7 £33,173 +8.53%
Wales -14 7 £33,173 +8.53%
Cardiff -15 7 £33,173 +8.53%
Warwickshire - 7 £41,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 7 £50,000 - 1
Aylesbury - 6 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands +4 5 £47,500 +22.42%
Berkshire -11 5 £55,000 +79.94% 3
Oxford -13 5 £45,000 -40.00%
Horsham - 5 £55,000 -
Birmingham - 5 £40,000 -
Reading +9 4 £55,000 - 2

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 198 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (39.46%) SQL
3 163 (33.68%) Java
4 154 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 136 (28.10%) .NET
6 134 (27.69%) C#
6 134 (27.69%) Software Engineering
7 124 (25.62%) SQL Server
8 122 (25.21%) HTML
9 118 (24.38%) CSS
10 110 (22.73%) Degree
11 101 (20.87%) Oracle
11 101 (20.87%) Finance
12 94 (19.42%) C++
13 92 (19.01%) Microsoft
14 91 (18.80%) Web Services
15 88 (18.18%) TDD
16 87 (17.98%) OO
17 85 (17.56%) WCF
18 75 (15.50%) Unix
19 74 (15.29%) Scrum
20 73 (15.08%) ASP.NET
21 71 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
22 70 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
23 69 (14.26%) Oracle Database
23 69 (14.26%) Computer Science
24 68 (14.05%) Python
24 68 (14.05%) MVC
25 66 (13.64%) BDD
26 65 (13.43%) Spring

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 43 (8.88%) JBoss
2 40 (8.26%) Tomcat
3 26 (5.37%) Node.js
3 26 (5.37%) WebSphere
4 23 (4.75%) WebLogic
5 19 (3.93%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.27%) Apache Solr
7 11 (2.27%) GlassFish
8 10 (2.07%) CMS
9 9 (1.86%) Apache
10 8 (1.65%) IIS
11 7 (1.45%) OpenEdge
11 7 (1.45%) SAP EP
11 7 (1.45%) SAP Portal
11 7 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (1.24%) Orchard CMS
12 6 (1.24%) SAS
13 4 (0.83%) Moodle
13 4 (0.83%) Totara
Applications
1 42 (8.68%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.55%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.41%) MS Office
4 1 (0.21%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.21%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.21%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 31 (6.40%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.45%) SAP SRM
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.41%) Temenos Globus
4 2 (0.41%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.83%) Heroku
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.23%) TCP/IP
2 32 (6.61%) Network Security
3 10 (2.07%) HTTP
4 7 (1.45%) FTP
4 7 (1.45%) SSL
5 4 (0.83%) Firewall
5 4 (0.83%) iBeacon
6 3 (0.62%) NAS
6 3 (0.62%) SAN
7 1 (0.21%) Extranet
7 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.21%) Internet
7 1 (0.21%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (25.62%) SQL Server
2 69 (14.26%) Oracle Database
3 40 (8.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 36 (7.44%) MySQL
5 34 (7.02%) Relational Database
6 32 (6.61%) Oracle BI EE
7 31 (6.40%) Oracle Reports
8 30 (6.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 30 (6.20%) Oracle ODI
9 25 (5.17%) NoSQL
9 25 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (4.75%) RDBMS
11 22 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (1.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 43 (8.88%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.61%) Subversion
3 31 (6.40%) SpecFlow
4 25 (5.17%) JUnit
5 23 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 17 (3.51%) Visual Studio
8 16 (3.31%) Xcode
9 15 (3.10%) JIRA
10 14 (2.89%) Eclipse
11 13 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.45%) Gradle
13 6 (1.24%) TeamCity
14 5 (1.03%) Jenkins
14 5 (1.03%) Maven
14 5 (1.03%) SoapUI
15 4 (0.83%) Android Studio
15 4 (0.83%) CruiseControl
15 4 (0.83%) JMeter
15 4 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 101 (20.87%) Finance
2 48 (9.92%) Games
3 43 (8.88%) Banking
4 23 (4.75%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.72%) Front Office
6 12 (2.48%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.48%) Marketing
7 5 (1.03%) Retail
8 4 (0.83%) Publishing
9 3 (0.62%) Billing
10 2 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (28.10%) .NET
2 122 (25.21%) HTML
3 118 (24.38%) CSS
4 91 (18.80%) Web Services
5 85 (17.56%) WCF
6 73 (15.08%) ASP.NET
7 65 (13.43%) Spring
8 60 (12.40%) jQuery
9 58 (11.98%) XML
10 51 (10.54%) Hibernate
11 50 (10.33%) Ajax
11 50 (10.33%) WPF
12 47 (9.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 41 (8.47%) J2EE
14 40 (8.26%) JSON
15 37 (7.64%) .NET Framework
16 33 (6.82%) HTML5
16 33 (6.82%) WinForms
17 32 (6.61%) REST
17 32 (6.61%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 70 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (14.26%) Computer Science
3 55 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
4 33 (6.82%) Visualisation
5 31 (6.40%) BYOD
6 27 (5.58%) Mathematics
7 24 (4.96%) User Experience
8 23 (4.75%) Client/Server
9 19 (3.93%) Mobile Games
10 16 (3.31%) Xbox
11 15 (3.10%) Physics
12 14 (2.89%) Mobile App
13 13 (2.69%) Algorithms
14 12 (2.48%) Data Integration
14 12 (2.48%) Social Media
15 9 (1.86%) iSeries
15 9 (1.86%) Streaming Video
15 9 (1.86%) Video on Demand
16 8 (1.65%) Grid Computing
16 8 (1.65%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 75 (15.50%) Unix
2 58 (11.98%) Windows
3 57 (11.78%) Linux
4 49 (10.12%) Apple iOS
5 32 (6.61%) Android
6 7 (1.45%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.62%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.41%) OS/400
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (27.69%) Software Engineering
3 88 (18.18%) TDD
4 87 (17.98%) OO
5 74 (15.29%) Scrum
6 71 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (14.05%) MVC
8 66 (13.64%) BDD
9 54 (11.16%) Kanban
10 51 (10.54%) Unit Testing
11 44 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
12 40 (8.26%) Mentoring
12 40 (8.26%) OOP
13 36 (7.44%) iOS Development
13 36 (7.44%) Multithreading
14 35 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
15 33 (6.82%) ETL
16 31 (6.40%) High Availability
17 30 (6.20%) User Stories
18 27 (5.58%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 191 (39.46%) SQL
2 163 (33.68%) Java
3 154 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 134 (27.69%) C#
5 94 (19.42%) C++
6 68 (14.05%) Python
7 65 (13.43%) PL/SQL
8 62 (12.81%) Objective-C
9 28 (5.79%) C
10 27 (5.58%) Groovy
11 22 (4.55%) PHP
11 22 (4.55%) Ruby
11 22 (4.55%) T-SQL
12 18 (3.72%) PowerShell
13 13 (2.69%) R
14 11 (2.27%) Shell Script
14 11 (2.27%) XPath
14 11 (2.27%) XQuery
15 10 (2.07%) Perl
15 10 (2.07%) RPG
Qualifications
1 110 (22.73%) Degree
2 9 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.65%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.62%) MCITP
4 3 (0.62%) MCSE
5 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (9.71%) QA
2 7 (1.45%) RosettaNet
2 7 (1.45%) SLA
3 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) CDISC
System Software
1 11 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (6.40%) WMI
2 11 (2.27%) Grafana
2 11 (2.27%) Kibana
2 11 (2.27%) logstash
2 11 (2.27%) StatsD
Vendors
1 101 (20.87%) Oracle
2 92 (19.01%) Microsoft
3 37 (7.64%) Apple
4 14 (2.89%) IBM
4 14 (2.89%) SAP
5 11 (2.27%) New Relic
6 7 (1.45%) Blue Martini
6 7 (1.45%) BMC
6 7 (1.45%) Computacenter
6 7 (1.45%) EMC
6 7 (1.45%) Intel Security
6 7 (1.45%) Perforce
6 7 (1.45%) Progress
6 7 (1.45%) Remedy
7 6 (1.24%) Adobe
8 4 (0.83%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.83%) F5
8 4 (0.83%) Sencha
9 3 (0.62%) Guidewire
9 3 (0.62%) Sitecore
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
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