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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Programmer
Rank 721 611 724
Rank change year-on-year
-110 +113
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 169 306 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.29% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 139 245 121
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 £37,500 £36,600
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%

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
102508 106760 102483
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83937 86285 85691
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -82 157 £55,000 +10.00% 13
London -20 81 £57,500 -4.16% 6
South East -10 29 £48,500 +21.25% 1
City of London +5 28 £56,500 -1.73% 4
East of England +6 17 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Yorkshire -9 16 £45,000 +11.80%
Cambridgeshire +10 14 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Cambridge +25 13 £52,500 -10.63% 1
Berkshire -12 10 £50,500 +26.25%
Surrey +2 8 £59,250 +7.72%
West Yorkshire -19 8 £45,000 +11.11%
Scotland +9 6 £52,000 +38.66%
Oxfordshire +15 5 £75,000 +87.50% 1
Oxford +5 5 £75,000 +87.50%
Leeds -9 5 £45,000 +5.88%
South West -20 5 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Wales -22 5 £30,565 -21.18% 1
South Wales -22 5 £30,565 -21.18% 1
West Midlands -33 5 £47,500 +11.76% 2
York +22 4 £40,000 +6.66%
North Yorkshire +13 4 £40,000 +10.34%
Manchester +5 4 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £42,500 +8.28%
North West -18 4 £42,500 -5.55%
South Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 -
Dorking - 4 - -
Aylesbury +6 3 £42,500 +18.05%
Reading -10 3 £52,000 -
Cardiff -15 3 £30,565 -21.18%
Barnsley - 3 - -

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 120 (36.14%) .NET
2 117 (35.24%) Java
3 112 (33.73%) C#
4 102 (30.72%) SQL
5 97 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (26.51%) MVC
6 88 (26.51%) JavaScript
7 81 (24.40%) Finance
8 76 (22.89%) SQL Server
9 72 (21.69%) HTML
10 68 (20.48%) ASP.NET
10 68 (20.48%) Banking
11 65 (19.58%) CSS
12 62 (18.67%) XML
12 62 (18.67%) C++
13 61 (18.37%) Degree
14 56 (16.87%) Unit Testing
15 48 (14.46%) Android
15 48 (14.46%) Apple iOS
15 48 (14.46%) Web Services
15 48 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
16 45 (13.55%) ASP.NET MVC
17 44 (13.25%) Objective-C
18 43 (12.95%) jQuery
18 43 (12.95%) Computer Science
19 41 (12.35%) OO
20 40 (12.05%) Microsoft
20 40 (12.05%) TDD
20 40 (12.05%) JSON
20 40 (12.05%) Mentoring

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 10 (3.01%) Tomcat
2 9 (2.71%) CICS
3 8 (2.41%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.11%) JBoss
5 5 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (1.51%) SAS
5 5 (1.51%) CMS
5 5 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.20%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.20%) OpenEdge
6 4 (1.20%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.90%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.90%) IIS
8 2 (0.60%) EPiServer CMS
8 2 (0.60%) Node.js
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.60%) Mule
Applications
1 9 (2.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.20%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.90%) Fireworks
3 3 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.30%) Mingle
4 1 (0.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) INSURE/90
2 3 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.60%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.60%) Summit
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
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
4 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.11%) Heroku
2 6 (1.81%) SaaS
2 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.12%) HTTP
2 5 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.90%) LAN
3 3 (0.90%) WAN
3 3 (0.90%) Internet
4 2 (0.60%) FTP
4 2 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (22.89%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (5.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.82%) Oracle Database
5 13 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (3.92%) DB2
6 12 (3.61%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (3.01%) MongoDB
8 10 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (2.71%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (2.71%) MySQL
10 8 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.81%) SQLite
13 5 (1.51%) Relational Database
14 4 (1.20%) OLTP
15 3 (0.90%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 39 (11.75%) Visual Studio
2 25 (7.53%) Eclipse
3 21 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (5.42%) Xcode
4 18 (5.42%) Git (software)
5 12 (3.61%) Subversion
5 12 (3.61%) Maven
6 10 (3.01%) NUnit
6 10 (3.01%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 7 (2.11%) NuGet
9 5 (1.51%) Android Studio
9 5 (1.51%) MSTest
9 5 (1.51%) PeopleTools
10 4 (1.20%) JMeter
10 4 (1.20%) JIRA
10 4 (1.20%) Robolectric
11 3 (0.90%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (0.90%) PowerBuilder
General
1 81 (24.40%) Finance
2 68 (20.48%) Banking
3 38 (11.45%) Telecoms
4 31 (9.34%) Games
5 18 (5.42%) Front Office
6 17 (5.12%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.11%) Retail
8 4 (1.20%) Billing
8 4 (1.20%) Marketing
8 4 (1.20%) Advertising
9 3 (0.90%) Law
9 3 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.60%) Back Office
10 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.60%) French Language
11 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (36.14%) .NET
2 72 (21.69%) HTML
3 68 (20.48%) ASP.NET
4 65 (19.58%) CSS
5 62 (18.67%) XML
6 48 (14.46%) Web Services
7 45 (13.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 43 (12.95%) jQuery
9 40 (12.05%) JSON
10 29 (8.73%) Ajax
11 27 (8.13%) .NET Framework
12 24 (7.23%) Hibernate
13 23 (6.93%) Spring
14 22 (6.63%) J2EE
15 21 (6.33%) WCF
15 21 (6.33%) HTML5
16 18 (5.42%) Entity Framework
16 18 (5.42%) AngularJS
17 15 (4.52%) REST
18 13 (3.92%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (12.95%) Computer Science
3 30 (9.04%) Hedge funds
4 21 (6.33%) Mobile App
5 20 (6.02%) Open Source
6 19 (5.72%) User Experience
7 16 (4.82%) Equities
8 15 (4.52%) Derivative
8 15 (4.52%) Social Media
9 13 (3.92%) Grid Computing
10 10 (3.01%) Mathematics
11 9 (2.71%) Mainframe
12 8 (2.41%) SWIFT
13 6 (1.81%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (1.51%) iPhone
15 4 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
15 4 (1.20%) Fixed Income
16 3 (0.90%) Human Factors
16 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.46%) Android
1 48 (14.46%) Apple iOS
2 20 (6.02%) Windows
3 17 (5.12%) Linux
4 15 (4.52%) UNIX
5 1 (0.30%) OS/400
5 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (26.51%) MVC
3 56 (16.87%) Unit Testing
4 41 (12.35%) OO
5 40 (12.05%) TDD
5 40 (12.05%) Mentoring
6 35 (10.54%) Software Engineering
7 32 (9.64%) Android Development
8 30 (9.04%) Mobile Development
9 29 (8.73%) Scrum
10 26 (7.83%) iOS Development
11 23 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (6.63%) E-Commerce
13 19 (5.72%) OOP
13 19 (5.72%) Functional Programming
14 17 (5.12%) Multithreading
14 17 (5.12%) Electronic Trading
15 16 (4.82%) Business Analysis
15 16 (4.82%) ETL
16 15 (4.52%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 117 (35.24%) Java
2 112 (33.73%) C#
3 102 (30.72%) SQL
4 88 (26.51%) JavaScript
5 62 (18.67%) C++
6 44 (13.25%) Objective-C
7 30 (9.04%) Python
8 18 (5.42%) PHP
9 16 (4.82%) T-SQL
10 13 (3.92%) COBOL
11 10 (3.01%) RPG
11 10 (3.01%) RPG IV
12 9 (2.71%) RPG/400
13 8 (2.41%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.81%) VB
14 6 (1.81%) Scala
14 6 (1.81%) Haskell
14 6 (1.81%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.51%) VC++
15 5 (1.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (18.37%) Degree
2 6 (1.81%) PhD
3 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.30%) Sun 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 4 (1.20%) QA
2 3 (0.90%) CDISC
3 2 (0.60%) RosettaNet
4 1 (0.30%) GAAP
System Software
1 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.90%) CA Endevor
2 2 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 40 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 38 (11.45%) Oracle
3 8 (2.41%) IBM
3 8 (2.41%) Google
4 7 (2.11%) EPiServer
4 7 (2.11%) Xamarin
5 6 (1.81%) Informatica
5 6 (1.81%) MicroStrategy
5 6 (1.81%) Sybase
5 6 (1.81%) SAP
6 5 (1.51%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (1.51%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.51%) Appcelerator
6 5 (1.51%) Twitter
7 4 (1.20%) Guidewire
7 4 (1.20%) Progress
7 4 (1.20%) Lotus
7 4 (1.20%) BMC
8 3 (0.90%) Apple
8 3 (0.90%) Adobe
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