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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Programmer
Rank 736 648 762
Rank change year-on-year
-88 +114
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 147 268 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 123 226 100
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,825 £38,783 £34,936
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,050
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -56 131 £50,000 - 16
London +18 50 £57,500 - 5
South East -2 33 £49,000 -2.00% 5
East of England +21 19 £50,000 +13.63% 2
Oxfordshire +25 13 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Cambridgeshire +13 13 £47,500 +7.95%
Yorkshire -1 13 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Scotland +11 11 £44,000 +10.00%
Berkshire +2 10 £49,000 +8.88% 2
Reading -7 10 £49,000 +8.88% 2
Cambridge +31 9 £50,000 -14.89%
City of London +26 9 £55,000 -2.22% 2
West Midlands -4 8 £55,000 +25.71%
West Yorkshire +4 6 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Witney - 6 £45,000 - 1
Manchester +16 5 £42,500 +6.25%
South Wales -4 5 £30,565 -21.18%
Cardiff -5 5 £30,565 -21.18%
Wales -8 5 £30,565 -21.18%
North West -22 5 £42,500 -5.55%
Surrey +10 4 £52,500 -4.54%
Glasgow 0 4 £42,500 +9.67%
Peterborough -4 4 £38,650 -12.15%
South West -30 4 £39,500 +12.85%
Warwickshire - 4 £55,000 -
South Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Essex - 4 £50,000 - 1
Leamington Spa - 4 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £42,500 -15.00%
Stirling - 3 £53,500 -

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 128 (37.87%) .NET
2 121 (35.80%) C#
3 107 (31.66%) Java
4 106 (31.36%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (30.47%) JavaScript
5 103 (30.47%) SQL
6 89 (26.33%) HTML
7 86 (25.44%) MVC
8 83 (24.56%) SQL Server
9 81 (23.96%) Finance
10 72 (21.30%) CSS
11 71 (21.01%) ASP.NET
11 71 (21.01%) Degree
12 70 (20.71%) Banking
13 66 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
14 59 (17.46%) Unit Testing
15 57 (16.86%) Web Services
15 57 (16.86%) XML
16 52 (15.38%) C++
17 50 (14.79%) OO
18 48 (14.20%) TDD
18 48 (14.20%) Computer Science
19 45 (13.31%) Android
19 45 (13.31%) Microsoft
20 44 (13.02%) Visual Studio
21 43 (12.72%) ASP.NET MVC
21 43 (12.72%) JSON
22 41 (12.13%) jQuery
23 40 (11.83%) Apple iOS
23 40 (11.83%) Scrum

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (5.03%) Tomcat
2 10 (2.96%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.66%) CICS
4 7 (2.07%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.48%) Apache Solr
5 5 (1.48%) CMS
5 5 (1.48%) JBoss
5 5 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.18%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.18%) SAS
6 4 (1.18%) OpenEdge
6 4 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.89%) Node.js
7 3 (0.89%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.59%) IIS
8 2 (0.59%) Drupal
8 2 (0.59%) EPiServer CMS
8 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.89%) Fireworks
2 3 (0.89%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.30%) Mingle
3 1 (0.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.37%) INSURE/90
2 3 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.59%) Summit
3 2 (0.59%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.07%) SaaS
2 6 (1.78%) Heroku
2 6 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.73%) HTTP
2 5 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.89%) Internet
3 3 (0.89%) LAN
3 3 (0.89%) WAN
4 2 (0.59%) SSL
4 2 (0.59%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (5.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (4.14%) DB2
7 13 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 11 (3.25%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (2.66%) SQLite
9 9 (2.66%) MySQL
10 8 (2.37%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.37%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.48%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.18%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 44 (13.02%) Visual Studio
2 30 (8.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (8.28%) Eclipse
4 15 (4.44%) NUnit
4 15 (4.44%) Git (software)
5 14 (4.14%) Xcode
6 12 (3.55%) Jenkins
7 11 (3.25%) Subversion
8 10 (2.96%) Maven
9 8 (2.37%) NuGet
10 7 (2.07%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 6 (1.78%) JIRA
11 6 (1.78%) MSTest
12 5 (1.48%) Android Studio
12 5 (1.48%) Hudson
12 5 (1.48%) JMeter
13 4 (1.18%) Robolectric
14 3 (0.89%) Moq
14 3 (0.89%) ReSharper
14 3 (0.89%) Selenium
General
1 81 (23.96%) Finance
2 70 (20.71%) Banking
3 39 (11.54%) Telecoms
4 28 (8.28%) Games
5 16 (4.73%) Investment Banking
5 16 (4.73%) Front Office
6 6 (1.78%) Marketing
7 4 (1.18%) Billing
8 3 (0.89%) Retail
8 3 (0.89%) Advertising
9 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.59%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (37.87%) .NET
2 89 (26.33%) HTML
3 72 (21.30%) CSS
4 71 (21.01%) ASP.NET
5 57 (16.86%) Web Services
5 57 (16.86%) XML
6 43 (12.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 43 (12.72%) JSON
7 41 (12.13%) jQuery
8 38 (11.24%) .NET Framework
9 32 (9.47%) WCF
10 31 (9.17%) Ajax
11 27 (7.99%) Entity Framework
12 23 (6.80%) Spring
12 23 (6.80%) REST
13 21 (6.21%) WinForms
14 20 (5.92%) Hibernate
14 20 (5.92%) HTML5
15 19 (5.62%) AngularJS
15 19 (5.62%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 66 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (14.20%) Computer Science
3 22 (6.51%) Hedge funds
3 22 (6.51%) Open Source
4 21 (6.21%) Mobile App
4 21 (6.21%) User Experience
5 15 (4.44%) Social Media
6 13 (3.85%) Grid Computing
7 11 (3.25%) Visualisation
7 11 (3.25%) Mathematics
8 9 (2.66%) Mainframe
9 8 (2.37%) SWIFT
10 7 (2.07%) Equities
11 6 (1.78%) Derivative
12 5 (1.48%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (1.48%) iSeries
12 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.18%) iPhone
14 3 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.89%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.31%) Android
2 40 (11.83%) Apple iOS
3 27 (7.99%) Windows
4 15 (4.44%) Linux
5 9 (2.66%) UNIX
6 1 (0.30%) CentOS
6 1 (0.30%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (31.36%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (25.44%) MVC
3 59 (17.46%) Unit Testing
4 50 (14.79%) OO
5 48 (14.20%) TDD
6 40 (11.83%) Scrum
7 37 (10.95%) Software Engineering
8 36 (10.65%) Android Development
9 32 (9.47%) Mentoring
10 30 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (7.99%) Mobile Development
12 26 (7.69%) iOS Development
13 25 (7.40%) OOP
13 25 (7.40%) E-Commerce
14 21 (6.21%) Project Management
15 18 (5.33%) Functional Programming
16 16 (4.73%) Multithreading
16 16 (4.73%) Waterfall
16 16 (4.73%) SOA
17 15 (4.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 121 (35.80%) C#
2 107 (31.66%) Java
3 103 (30.47%) JavaScript
3 103 (30.47%) SQL
4 52 (15.38%) C++
5 34 (10.06%) Objective-C
6 29 (8.58%) Python
7 21 (6.21%) T-SQL
7 21 (6.21%) PHP
8 14 (4.14%) VB
9 13 (3.85%) RPG
9 13 (3.85%) RPG IV
10 12 (3.55%) RPG/400
11 11 (3.25%) COBOL
12 9 (2.66%) VB6
13 5 (1.48%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.48%) Scala
13 5 (1.48%) Haskell
13 5 (1.48%) XAML
13 5 (1.48%) VC++
Qualifications
1 71 (21.01%) Degree
2 6 (1.78%) PhD
3 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.30%) MCTS
5 1 (0.30%) SAS Certification
5 1 (0.30%) MCSD
5 1 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.89%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) RosettaNet
2 2 (0.59%) CDISC
3 1 (0.30%) GAAP
System Software
1 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.89%) Nagios
2 1 (0.30%) Puppet
2 1 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.30%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 45 (13.31%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.88%) Oracle
3 14 (4.14%) Informatica
4 10 (2.96%) Google
5 7 (2.07%) SAP
6 6 (1.78%) IBM
6 6 (1.78%) EPiServer
6 6 (1.78%) Appcelerator
7 5 (1.48%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.48%) Twitter
8 4 (1.18%) Progress
8 4 (1.18%) BMC
8 4 (1.18%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (1.18%) Lotus
8 4 (1.18%) Perforce
8 4 (1.18%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.18%) Tableau
8 4 (1.18%) Guidewire
9 3 (0.89%) Facebook
9 3 (0.89%) Splunk
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