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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Programmer
Rank 729 722 707
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 163 209 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 140 183 143
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £37,500 £34,550
10% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -12 147 £50,000 - 22
London +40 72 £56,250 -6.25% 9
East of England +23 34 £42,500 -29.16% 5
South East -3 26 £49,000 -10.90% 4
Cambridgeshire +21 17 £38,650 -3.73% 1
City of London +25 15 £75,000 +25.00% 3
Essex - 13 £42,500 - 1
Peterborough +9 11 £38,650 -3.73%
Oxfordshire +18 9 £45,000 -10.00%
Reading +11 9 £49,000 +8.88% 2
Berkshire +7 9 £49,000 +8.88% 2
Scotland +1 8 £44,000 +10.00% 1
Wales 0 8 £33,173 +8.53%
South Wales -6 8 £33,173 +8.53%
Yorkshire -8 8 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Cardiff -8 8 £33,173 +8.53%
Cambridge - 6 £47,500 - 1
Witney - 6 £45,000 -
Basildon - 5 £42,500 - 1
Manchester +6 4 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +4 4 £50,000 -
Glasgow +4 4 £44,500 +11.25% 1
Milton Keynes -4 4 £50,000 -13.04%
North West -11 4 £40,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -15 4 £42,500 -29.16% 3
Mayfair - 4 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire -5 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Watford - 3 £42,500 - 1
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Leicestershire +13 2 £36,500 -18.88% 1

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 119 (37.90%) .NET
2 114 (36.31%) SQL
3 110 (35.03%) JavaScript
4 107 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (33.76%) C#
6 93 (29.62%) HTML
7 86 (27.39%) Finance
8 81 (25.80%) SQL Server
8 81 (25.80%) Analytical Skills
9 80 (25.48%) Java
10 68 (21.66%) CSS
10 68 (21.66%) MVC
11 66 (21.02%) ASP.NET
12 62 (19.75%) Degree
13 47 (14.97%) OO
14 46 (14.65%) Scrum
14 46 (14.65%) Apple iOS
15 45 (14.33%) .NET Framework
15 45 (14.33%) TDD
15 45 (14.33%) Banking
15 45 (14.33%) Web Services
16 44 (14.01%) Computer Science
17 43 (13.69%) XML
17 43 (13.69%) C++
18 40 (12.74%) ASP.NET MVC
19 37 (11.78%) iOS Development
19 37 (11.78%) Microsoft
20 36 (11.46%) Python
20 36 (11.46%) WCF
21 35 (11.15%) Windows

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (6.05%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.55%) JBoss
3 7 (2.23%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.23%) Node.js
4 6 (1.91%) IIS
5 5 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (1.59%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.27%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.27%) CICS
6 4 (1.27%) CMS
7 3 (0.96%) Captiva
7 3 (0.96%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.96%) Apache
7 3 (0.96%) SAS
8 2 (0.64%) Drupal
8 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.64%) Orchard CMS
8 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (6.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.59%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.96%) Fireworks
3 3 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.64%) SPSS
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) INSURE/90
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) BPCS
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.64%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.23%) HTTP
2 5 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.59%) Internet
3 3 (0.96%) VoIP
3 3 (0.96%) iBeacon
4 2 (0.64%) ATM
4 2 (0.64%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.32%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (25.80%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (6.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (4.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (4.14%) Crystal Reports
8 11 (3.50%) DB2
8 11 (3.50%) MySQL
8 11 (3.50%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.87%) SQLite
10 8 (2.55%) NoSQL
11 7 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.91%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.27%) QlikView
13 4 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.27%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.27%) SAP BW
13 4 (1.27%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 34 (10.83%) Visual Studio
2 28 (8.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (5.41%) Eclipse
4 16 (5.10%) Xcode
5 12 (3.82%) NUnit
6 10 (3.18%) NuGet
7 8 (2.55%) JIRA
7 8 (2.55%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.91%) Subversion
8 6 (1.91%) Hudson
8 6 (1.91%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 5 (1.59%) JMeter
10 4 (1.27%) ReSharper
10 4 (1.27%) Selenium
10 4 (1.27%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.27%) Android Studio
10 4 (1.27%) Moq
11 3 (0.96%) MSTest
11 3 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (0.64%) PowerBuilder
General
1 86 (27.39%) Finance
2 45 (14.33%) Banking
3 20 (6.37%) Telecoms
4 19 (6.05%) Games
5 17 (5.41%) Front Office
6 16 (5.10%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.55%) Marketing
8 3 (0.96%) Back Office
9 2 (0.64%) Retail
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (37.90%) .NET
2 93 (29.62%) HTML
3 68 (21.66%) CSS
4 66 (21.02%) ASP.NET
5 45 (14.33%) .NET Framework
5 45 (14.33%) Web Services
6 43 (13.69%) XML
7 40 (12.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 36 (11.46%) WCF
9 29 (9.24%) HTML5
9 29 (9.24%) jQuery
10 27 (8.60%) Entity Framework
11 26 (8.28%) REST
11 26 (8.28%) JSON
12 24 (7.64%) Spring
13 22 (7.01%) NHibernate
14 20 (6.37%) WinForms
14 20 (6.37%) AngularJS
15 18 (5.73%) Backbone.js
15 18 (5.73%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 81 (25.80%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (14.01%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.41%) Visualisation
3 17 (5.41%) Hedge funds
3 17 (5.41%) User Experience
4 16 (5.10%) Social Media
5 14 (4.46%) Grid Computing
6 13 (4.14%) Mathematics
6 13 (4.14%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.18%) Data Structures
7 10 (3.18%) Algorithms
8 9 (2.87%) iPhone
9 7 (2.23%) Mainframe
9 7 (2.23%) Xbox
10 6 (1.91%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.91%) Physics
10 6 (1.91%) iSeries
11 5 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.59%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.27%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 46 (14.65%) Apple iOS
2 35 (11.15%) Windows
3 34 (10.83%) Android
4 23 (7.32%) Linux
5 12 (3.82%) UNIX
6 5 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.32%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (21.66%) MVC
3 47 (14.97%) OO
4 46 (14.65%) Scrum
5 45 (14.33%) TDD
6 37 (11.78%) iOS Development
7 32 (10.19%) Unit Testing
8 31 (9.87%) Software Engineering
8 31 (9.87%) SDLC
9 28 (8.92%) Mentoring
10 26 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (7.64%) OOP
12 24 (7.64%) Android Development
13 23 (7.32%) Mobile Development
13 23 (7.32%) Open Source
14 21 (6.69%) Data Analysis
14 21 (6.69%) Project Management
15 20 (6.37%) E-Commerce
16 19 (6.05%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 114 (36.31%) SQL
2 110 (35.03%) JavaScript
3 106 (33.76%) C#
4 80 (25.48%) Java
5 43 (13.69%) C++
6 36 (11.46%) Python
7 31 (9.87%) Objective-C
8 24 (7.64%) T-SQL
9 20 (6.37%) VB
10 13 (4.14%) VB6
11 12 (3.82%) VB.NET
11 12 (3.82%) PHP
12 10 (3.18%) RPG
13 9 (2.87%) RPG/400
13 9 (2.87%) RPG IV
13 9 (2.87%) VBA
14 8 (2.55%) PL/SQL
14 8 (2.55%) Perl
15 6 (1.91%) COBOL
15 6 (1.91%) C
Qualifications
1 62 (19.75%) Degree
2 4 (1.27%) Sun Certification
3 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.32%) SAS Certification
4 1 (0.32%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.55%) QA
2 2 (0.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) GAAP
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.96%) Nagios
2 1 (0.32%) StatsD
2 1 (0.32%) logstash
2 1 (0.32%) Kibana
Vendors
1 37 (11.78%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.55%) Oracle
3 19 (6.05%) Informatica
4 11 (3.50%) Google
5 8 (2.55%) Unisys
6 7 (2.23%) Perforce
7 6 (1.91%) Appcelerator
8 5 (1.59%) EPiServer
8 5 (1.59%) IBM
8 5 (1.59%) Adobe
9 4 (1.27%) SAP
9 4 (1.27%) Lotus
9 4 (1.27%) Apple
9 4 (1.27%) Facebook
9 4 (1.27%) Tableau
10 3 (0.96%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.96%) Splunk
10 3 (0.96%) Kofax
10 3 (0.96%) webMethods
10 3 (0.96%) Sybase
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £95,000 per annum SALary is approx 60-95k base + bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blues Point
Salary: bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Datascope Recruitment
Salary: From £48,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Prudential
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Energon People
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.0 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
PAW Associates
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50k - 100k + Bonus + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 43k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Letchworth
Specialist Solutions UK
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
West Yorkshire
TRG
Salary: 60000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
PS Computer
Posted: 11 days ago
London
ORC International
Posted: 15 days ago
London
ORC International
Posted: 15 days ago