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 1 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 800 807 714
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -93
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 110 142 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 106 121 228
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,650 £38,783
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%

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
94669 101911 114147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.45% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79661 83678 93464
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £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 1 June 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 1 June 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 +2 106 £55,000 +10.00% 10
London +16 40 £55,000 -2.22% 4
East of England +36 28 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South East +7 25 £55,000 +12.24% 2
Essex +19 14 £62,500 +25.00%
Oxfordshire -9 14 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Colchester - 11 £62,500 -
Oxford +11 9 £60,000 +60.57%
Cambridgeshire -1 8 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Hertfordshire +16 6 £43,750 -18.60%
Reading +9 5 £35,000 -28.57%
Cambridge -3 5 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Warwickshire -4 5 £57,500 +4.54%
Berkshire -10 5 £35,000 -28.57%
West Midlands -31 5 £57,500 +4.54%
Rugby - 5 £57,500 -
City of London +40 4 £50,000 -4.76%
Mayfair -5 4 £52,500 +5.00%
North West +16 3 £45,000 +9.09% 1
Yorkshire +7 3 £50,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +6 3 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Peterborough -3 3 £33,173 -14.17%
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £40,000 -
Saffron Walden - 3 £47,500 -
Wiltshire +8 2 £52,500 +34.61%
South West +5 2 £52,500 +34.61%
Surrey +4 2 £55,000 +4.76%
Scotland -9 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 £52,500 -
Dundee - 2 - -

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 141 (47.00%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (40.67%) JavaScript
3 119 (39.67%) SQL
4 113 (37.67%) Software Engineering
5 111 (37.00%) HTML
6 110 (36.67%) Java
7 99 (33.00%) .NET
8 95 (31.67%) C#
9 91 (30.33%) SQL Server
10 87 (29.00%) Degree
11 85 (28.33%) CSS
12 82 (27.33%) TDD
13 77 (25.67%) OO
14 64 (21.33%) C++
15 62 (20.67%) MVC
16 61 (20.33%) Microsoft
16 61 (20.33%) Computer Science
17 60 (20.00%) ASP.NET
18 56 (18.67%) Oracle
19 54 (18.00%) Unix
19 54 (18.00%) WCF
20 53 (17.67%) Finance
21 51 (17.00%) Scrum
22 49 (16.33%) Python
23 44 (14.67%) JBoss
23 44 (14.67%) Web Services
23 44 (14.67%) OOP
24 43 (14.33%) Oracle Database
25 42 (14.00%) WPF
26 39 (13.00%) BDD

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 44 (14.67%) JBoss
2 25 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 25 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 20 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 18 (6.00%) Node.js
5 8 (2.67%) CMS
6 7 (2.33%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.67%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.67%) Orchard CMS
9 3 (1.00%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.00%) OpenEdge
10 2 (0.67%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.67%) IIS
10 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.33%) Drupal
11 1 (0.33%) Jetty
11 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 21 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) MS Project
3 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.00%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.67%) Temenos Globus
3 2 (0.67%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.67%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.33%) Google Play
4 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 19 (6.33%) Network Security
3 14 (4.67%) Internet
4 8 (2.67%) FTP
4 8 (2.67%) HTTP
5 6 (2.00%) SSL
6 3 (1.00%) NAS
6 3 (1.00%) SAN
7 2 (0.67%) Extranet
7 2 (0.67%) Intranet
7 2 (0.67%) SMTP
8 1 (0.33%) DNS
8 1 (0.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (30.33%) SQL Server
2 43 (14.33%) Oracle Database
3 34 (11.33%) Relational Database
4 33 (11.00%) NoSQL
5 18 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (5.67%) Event Store
6 17 (5.67%) RDBMS
6 17 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (5.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (5.33%) MySQL
7 16 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (3.67%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (3.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 10 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (9.67%) Git (software)
2 27 (9.00%) Subversion
3 20 (6.67%) JUnit
4 19 (6.33%) Cucumber
5 18 (6.00%) SpecFlow
6 8 (2.67%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.33%) JIRA
7 7 (2.33%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.67%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.00%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.00%) Selenium
10 2 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.67%) Bower
10 2 (0.67%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.67%) Grunt
10 2 (0.67%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.67%) Moq
10 2 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (17.67%) Finance
2 38 (12.67%) Games
3 18 (6.00%) Banking
4 17 (5.67%) Marketing
5 14 (4.67%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.67%) Manufacturing
7 9 (3.00%) Front Office
8 4 (1.33%) Billing
9 3 (1.00%) Advertising
10 2 (0.67%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) Electronics
11 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (37.00%) HTML
2 99 (33.00%) .NET
3 85 (28.33%) CSS
4 60 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 54 (18.00%) WCF
6 44 (14.67%) Web Services
7 42 (14.00%) WPF
8 36 (12.00%) Ajax
8 36 (12.00%) J2EE
9 35 (11.67%) Spring
10 33 (11.00%) jQuery
11 31 (10.33%) HTML5
12 30 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 28 (9.33%) Hibernate
14 26 (8.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 26 (8.67%) XHTML
15 25 (8.33%) Swing
16 24 (8.00%) .NET Framework
16 24 (8.00%) XML
17 21 (7.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 61 (20.33%) Computer Science
2 37 (12.33%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.00%) BYOD
4 18 (6.00%) Visualisation
5 17 (5.67%) Client/Server
6 16 (5.33%) User Experience
7 15 (5.00%) Mathematics
8 12 (4.00%) Internet of Things
9 10 (3.33%) Data Integration
10 9 (3.00%) Mobile Games
11 8 (2.67%) iSeries
12 7 (2.33%) Digital Media
13 6 (2.00%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.67%) AS400
14 5 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
14 5 (1.67%) Xbox
15 4 (1.33%) Algorithms
16 3 (1.00%) Data Structures
16 3 (1.00%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.00%) Unix
2 38 (12.67%) Windows
3 28 (9.33%) Linux
4 20 (6.67%) Android
5 17 (5.67%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.33%) OS/400
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (47.00%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (37.67%) Software Engineering
3 82 (27.33%) TDD
4 77 (25.67%) OO
5 62 (20.67%) MVC
6 51 (17.00%) Scrum
7 44 (14.67%) OOP
8 39 (13.00%) BDD
8 39 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (12.33%) Kanban
10 29 (9.67%) Open Source
11 27 (9.00%) E-Commerce
11 27 (9.00%) Unit Testing
12 23 (7.67%) Multithreading
13 19 (6.33%) Mentoring
13 19 (6.33%) User Stories
14 17 (5.67%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (5.67%) High Availability
14 17 (5.67%) Web Development
15 15 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 122 (40.67%) JavaScript
2 119 (39.67%) SQL
3 110 (36.67%) Java
4 95 (31.67%) C#
5 64 (21.33%) C++
6 49 (16.33%) Python
7 38 (12.67%) PL/SQL
8 24 (8.00%) C
9 22 (7.33%) Objective-C
10 20 (6.67%) Perl
11 17 (5.67%) F#
11 17 (5.67%) Groovy
11 17 (5.67%) Ruby
12 15 (5.00%) RPG
13 12 (4.00%) Shell Script
13 12 (4.00%) T-SQL
14 11 (3.67%) PHP
15 10 (3.33%) Tcl
16 9 (3.00%) RPG IV
17 8 (2.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 87 (29.00%) Degree
2 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.00%) MCITP
3 3 (1.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.67%) QA
2 6 (2.00%) RosettaNet
3 3 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.33%) HDFS
3 3 (1.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (6.00%) WMI
2 3 (1.00%) Kibana
2 3 (1.00%) logstash
3 2 (0.67%) Grafana
3 2 (0.67%) StatsD
4 1 (0.33%) Ansible
4 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.33%) Puppet
4 1 (0.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 61 (20.33%) Microsoft
2 56 (18.67%) Oracle
3 20 (6.67%) Apple
4 6 (2.00%) Blue Martini
4 6 (2.00%) BMC
4 6 (2.00%) Remedy
4 6 (2.00%) SAP
5 5 (1.67%) Adobe
6 4 (1.33%) Guidewire
7 3 (1.00%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.00%) Perforce
7 3 (1.00%) Progress
8 2 (0.67%) Computacenter
8 2 (0.67%) jBASE
8 2 (0.67%) New Relic
8 2 (0.67%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.67%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.67%) Temenos
9 1 (0.33%) F5
9 1 (0.33%) Google
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum bonus (10%+), Health, Pension,shares
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Oxfordshire
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