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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 740 637 692
Rank change year-on-year
-103 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 158 264 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 130 232 162
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £49,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,565 £35,783 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £71,000 £60,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 2014. 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 -107 121 £50,000 - 12
London -29 63 £60,000 - 4
South Wales +12 23 £30,565 -21.18%
Wales +9 23 £30,565 -21.18%
Yorkshire -19 19 £48,750 +8.33% 1
Cardiff +12 17 £30,565 -14.58%
West Yorkshire -9 17 £47,500 +5.55% 1
City of London +6 14 £60,000 -
East of England -30 14 £46,250 +5.71% 2
Wakefield - 14 £47,500 - 1
South East -13 10 £42,500 -3.40% 3
Scotland 0 8 £35,318 -6.44% 1
Glasgow +3 6 £35,318 -5.81% 1
Essex -7 6 £42,500 +3.65%
East Midlands +30 5 £38,800 +19.38% 1
Surrey -7 5 £42,500 -5.55%
West Midlands -21 5 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Cambridgeshire -25 5 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Newport +6 4 £30,565 -21.18%
Manchester -12 4 £35,000 -3.44%
North West -13 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Peterborough -17 4 £47,500 -5.00%
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £41,000 -
Leicester +33 3 £38,800 +33.79% 1
Leicestershire +21 3 £38,800 +19.38% 1
Reading +4 3 £50,000 +28.20%
Berkshire -3 3 £40,000 +2.56%
Hertfordshire - 3 £50,000 - 1
Coventry - 3 £47,500 - 1
York +9 2 £50,000 +33.33%

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 103 (36.27%) SQL
2 102 (35.92%) C#
3 99 (34.86%) .NET
4 96 (33.80%) Java
5 78 (27.46%) ASP.NET
6 77 (27.11%) C++
7 76 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
8 71 (25.00%) MVC
9 69 (24.30%) XML
10 60 (21.13%) SQL Server
11 59 (20.77%) HTML
12 55 (19.37%) CSS
13 54 (19.01%) JavaScript
14 52 (18.31%) Finance
15 50 (17.61%) Apple iOS
15 50 (17.61%) Degree
16 49 (17.25%) Oracle
17 48 (16.90%) Mentoring
18 47 (16.55%) Web Services
18 47 (16.55%) Software Engineering
18 47 (16.55%) Games
19 45 (15.85%) ASP.NET MVC
20 44 (15.49%) Unit Testing
21 43 (15.14%) Objective-C
22 40 (14.08%) Android
22 40 (14.08%) Banking
23 38 (13.38%) TDD
24 31 (10.92%) jQuery
25 29 (10.21%) Oracle Database
25 29 (10.21%) Telecoms

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 17 (5.99%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (1.76%) IIS
6 4 (1.41%) JBoss
7 3 (1.06%) Mule
7 3 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.70%) Node.js
8 2 (0.70%) CMS
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.70%) WordPress
8 2 (0.70%) SAS
8 2 (0.70%) CICS
9 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.35%) Apache
9 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.35%) JCAPS
Applications
1 9 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.11%) Mingle
3 4 (1.41%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.70%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.35%) MS Project
6 1 (0.35%) MS Office
6 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.06%) INSURE/90
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.70%) Summit
4 2 (0.70%) SAP SRM
4 2 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.35%) Maximo
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.35%) Agresso
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.41%) Heroku
2 3 (1.06%) SaaS
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) GitHub
4 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.58%) HTTP
2 7 (2.46%) Internet
3 3 (1.06%) SSL
3 3 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.70%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.70%) Intranet
4 2 (0.70%) FTP
5 1 (0.35%) LAN
5 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.21%) Oracle Database
3 13 (4.58%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (4.58%) MySQL
4 12 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.46%) Big Data
7 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.11%) RavenDB
7 6 (2.11%) Neo4j
7 6 (2.11%) DB2
8 5 (1.76%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.41%) SQLite
9 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.06%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 22 (7.75%) Visual Studio
2 19 (6.69%) Eclipse
2 19 (6.69%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.93%) Xcode
4 13 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (3.52%) Subversion
6 8 (2.82%) Mercurial
7 7 (2.46%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (2.11%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.11%) NUnit
8 6 (2.11%) JMeter
8 6 (2.11%) MSTest
8 6 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.76%) WebStorm
9 5 (1.76%) PeopleTools
9 5 (1.76%) Ant
10 4 (1.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (1.06%) ReSharper
11 3 (1.06%) Maven
12 2 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 52 (18.31%) Finance
2 47 (16.55%) Games
3 40 (14.08%) Banking
4 29 (10.21%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.58%) Front Office
6 9 (3.17%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.46%) Retail
8 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.41%) Law
9 4 (1.41%) Billing
9 4 (1.41%) Marketing
10 3 (1.06%) Advertising
11 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.70%) French Language
12 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.35%) Local Government
12 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (34.86%) .NET
2 78 (27.46%) ASP.NET
3 69 (24.30%) XML
4 59 (20.77%) HTML
5 55 (19.37%) CSS
6 47 (16.55%) Web Services
7 45 (15.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 31 (10.92%) jQuery
9 24 (8.45%) JSON
10 22 (7.75%) Hibernate
11 19 (6.69%) J2EE
12 18 (6.34%) HTML5
13 17 (5.99%) Spring
14 16 (5.63%) Ajax
15 15 (5.28%) RESTful
16 14 (4.93%) REST
17 12 (4.23%) XSLT
18 11 (3.87%) Struts
18 11 (3.87%) CSS3
18 11 (3.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.10%) Hedge funds
3 19 (6.69%) Mobile App
4 17 (5.99%) Equities
4 17 (5.99%) Derivative
5 15 (5.28%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.87%) Open Source
6 11 (3.87%) User Experience
7 10 (3.52%) Social Media
7 10 (3.52%) Mathematics
8 6 (2.11%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.41%) Xbox
9 4 (1.41%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.06%) Mobile Games
10 3 (1.06%) iPhone
11 2 (0.70%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.61%) Apple iOS
2 40 (14.08%) Android
3 26 (9.15%) UNIX
4 24 (8.45%) Linux
5 19 (6.69%) Windows
6 6 (2.11%) CentOS
7 1 (0.35%) webOS
7 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (25.00%) MVC
3 48 (16.90%) Mentoring
4 47 (16.55%) Software Engineering
5 44 (15.49%) Unit Testing
6 38 (13.38%) TDD
7 28 (9.86%) OO
8 23 (8.10%) OOP
9 18 (6.34%) Electronic Trading
10 17 (5.99%) Business Analysis
11 15 (5.28%) System Testing
11 15 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (5.28%) iOS Development
12 14 (4.93%) Data Analysis
13 13 (4.58%) Web Development
14 12 (4.23%) Migration
15 11 (3.87%) Scrum
16 10 (3.52%) ETL
16 10 (3.52%) Functional Programming
16 10 (3.52%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 103 (36.27%) SQL
2 102 (35.92%) C#
3 96 (33.80%) Java
4 77 (27.11%) C++
5 54 (19.01%) JavaScript
6 43 (15.14%) Objective-C
7 26 (9.15%) Python
8 16 (5.63%) Shell Script
9 14 (4.93%) T-SQL
10 13 (4.58%) PHP
11 12 (4.23%) PL/SQL
12 10 (3.52%) VB.NET
13 9 (3.17%) C
14 6 (2.11%) COBOL
14 6 (2.11%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.11%) Scala
15 5 (1.76%) RPG IV
15 5 (1.76%) RPG
16 4 (1.41%) RPG/400
16 4 (1.41%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 50 (17.61%) Degree
2 9 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.82%) MCTS
4 6 (2.11%) MCSD
4 6 (2.11%) MCSE
5 2 (0.70%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.35%) PhD
6 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.93%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.35%) CDISC
System Software
1 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (2.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (1.06%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 49 (17.25%) Oracle
2 27 (9.51%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.58%) IBM
4 8 (2.82%) Google
5 6 (2.11%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (1.76%) HP
6 5 (1.76%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (1.41%) SAP
7 4 (1.41%) Sybase
7 4 (1.41%) Twitter
7 4 (1.41%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.41%) Guidewire
8 3 (1.06%) Adobe
8 3 (1.06%) BMC
9 2 (0.70%) EMC
9 2 (0.70%) Remedy
9 2 (0.70%) McAfee
9 2 (0.70%) VMware
9 2 (0.70%) Teradata
9 2 (0.70%) Cognos
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