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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Programmer
Rank 695 638 728
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +90
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 184 260 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.27% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 159 217 125
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,565 £37,500 £38,850
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 £27,500 £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 30 January 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 January 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 -82 143 £52,500 +10.52% 10
London -20 79 £56,500 -5.83% 3
South Wales +6 25 £30,565 -21.18%
Wales +5 25 £30,565 -21.18%
City of London -12 18 £56,500 -5.83%
Cardiff -6 17 £30,565 -21.18%
Yorkshire -15 17 £48,750 +29.13% 1
East of England -25 16 £50,000 - 1
South East -55 13 £55,000 +37.50% 2
West Yorkshire -9 12 £47,500 +17.28% 1
Scotland -7 10 £35,318 -5.81% 2
Glasgow +12 8 £35,318 -5.81% 1
West Midlands -16 7 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Wakefield - 7 £41,750 -
Oxfordshire +1 6 £75,000 -
Oxford - 6 £75,000 -
Essex - 6 £42,500 -
East Midlands +22 5 £38,800 -13.77% 1
York +16 5 £50,000 +33.33%
North Yorkshire +14 5 £50,000 +37.93%
Cambridge -1 5 £52,500 -16.00%
Berkshire -20 5 £30,565 -18.49% 1
Cambridgeshire -26 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Hertfordshire - 5 £55,000 - 1
Coventry - 5 £47,500 -
Manchester -10 4 £35,000 -3.44%
North West -19 4 £35,000 -15.15%
Newport - 4 £30,565 -
Monmouthshire - 4 £50,000 -
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £41,000 -

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 118 (39.33%) Java
2 98 (32.67%) SQL
3 97 (32.33%) C#
4 94 (31.33%) .NET
5 80 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (25.33%) C++
7 71 (23.67%) MVC
7 71 (23.67%) Finance
8 62 (20.67%) XML
9 61 (20.33%) ASP.NET
10 59 (19.67%) SQL Server
11 55 (18.33%) Unit Testing
12 54 (18.00%) Degree
12 54 (18.00%) JavaScript
12 54 (18.00%) Banking
13 48 (16.00%) Objective-C
13 48 (16.00%) HTML
13 48 (16.00%) Android
14 47 (15.67%) Apple iOS
14 47 (15.67%) Oracle
15 45 (15.00%) CSS
15 45 (15.00%) Web Services
15 45 (15.00%) Software Engineering
16 43 (14.33%) Games
16 43 (14.33%) Mentoring
17 40 (13.33%) TDD
18 39 (13.00%) ASP.NET MVC
19 33 (11.00%) Telecoms
20 32 (10.67%) JSON
21 31 (10.33%) jQuery

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.67%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.00%) CICS
5 5 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (1.67%) JBoss
6 4 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.33%) SAS
7 3 (1.00%) CMS
7 3 (1.00%) OpenEdge
7 3 (1.00%) Mule
8 2 (0.67%) Node.js
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.67%) WordPress
8 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.67%) IIS
8 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.00%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.67%) Mingle
3 2 (0.67%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.33%) INSURE/90
2 4 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.67%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.67%) Summit
4 1 (0.33%) Maximo
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.00%) Heroku
2 5 (1.67%) SaaS
3 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.33%) Trello
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.67%) HTTP
2 5 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.33%) Internet
4 3 (1.00%) LAN
4 3 (1.00%) WAN
5 2 (0.67%) FTP
5 2 (0.67%) SSL
6 1 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 13 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (3.67%) MySQL
6 10 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (3.33%) DB2
7 9 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.67%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.33%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.00%) Big Data
10 6 (2.00%) SQLite
10 6 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.33%) OLTP
13 3 (1.00%) Adabas
14 2 (0.67%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 27 (9.00%) Eclipse
2 24 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 23 (7.67%) Git (software)
4 15 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (4.67%) Xcode
6 13 (4.33%) Subversion
6 13 (4.33%) Maven
7 10 (3.33%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.33%) Mercurial
9 6 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.67%) NUnit
10 5 (1.67%) PeopleTools
11 4 (1.33%) MSTest
11 4 (1.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 4 (1.33%) WebStorm
11 4 (1.33%) Ant
11 4 (1.33%) JMeter
12 3 (1.00%) JUnit
12 3 (1.00%) JIRA
12 3 (1.00%) ReSharper
General
1 71 (23.67%) Finance
2 54 (18.00%) Banking
3 43 (14.33%) Games
4 33 (11.00%) Telecoms
5 16 (5.33%) Front Office
6 12 (4.00%) Investment Banking
7 10 (3.33%) Retail
8 6 (2.00%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.67%) Advertising
10 4 (1.33%) Billing
11 3 (1.00%) Law
11 3 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.67%) French Language
12 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.33%) Publishing
13 1 (0.33%) Back Office
13 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (31.33%) .NET
2 62 (20.67%) XML
3 61 (20.33%) ASP.NET
4 48 (16.00%) HTML
5 45 (15.00%) CSS
5 45 (15.00%) Web Services
6 39 (13.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (10.67%) JSON
8 31 (10.33%) jQuery
9 22 (7.33%) Hibernate
10 20 (6.67%) Spring
10 20 (6.67%) J2EE
11 19 (6.33%) Ajax
12 15 (5.00%) HTML5
13 13 (4.33%) RESTful
13 13 (4.33%) REST
14 12 (4.00%) XSLT
15 11 (3.67%) Struts
15 11 (3.67%) .NET Framework
15 11 (3.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (9.67%) Hedge funds
3 27 (9.00%) Computer Science
4 20 (6.67%) Equities
5 19 (6.33%) Mobile App
5 19 (6.33%) Derivative
6 17 (5.67%) User Experience
7 15 (5.00%) Open Source
8 10 (3.33%) Social Media
8 10 (3.33%) Grid Computing
9 9 (3.00%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.67%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.33%) SWIFT
11 4 (1.33%) iPhone
12 3 (1.00%) Mobile Games
12 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.00%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 48 (16.00%) Android
2 47 (15.67%) Apple iOS
3 24 (8.00%) UNIX
4 19 (6.33%) Linux
5 15 (5.00%) Windows
6 2 (0.67%) CentOS
7 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (23.67%) MVC
3 55 (18.33%) Unit Testing
4 45 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 43 (14.33%) Mentoring
6 40 (13.33%) TDD
7 27 (9.00%) OO
8 20 (6.67%) Electronic Trading
8 20 (6.67%) Android Development
9 17 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (5.67%) Business Analysis
9 17 (5.67%) iOS Development
10 16 (5.33%) Functional Programming
10 16 (5.33%) Multithreading
10 16 (5.33%) Migration
11 15 (5.00%) Scrum
11 15 (5.00%) OOP
12 14 (4.67%) E-Commerce
13 11 (3.67%) ETL
13 11 (3.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (39.33%) Java
2 98 (32.67%) SQL
3 97 (32.33%) C#
4 76 (25.33%) C++
5 54 (18.00%) JavaScript
6 48 (16.00%) Objective-C
7 28 (9.33%) Python
8 18 (6.00%) PHP
9 14 (4.67%) T-SQL
10 12 (4.00%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.33%) COBOL
12 9 (3.00%) VB.NET
12 9 (3.00%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.00%) Scala
13 6 (2.00%) Haskell
13 6 (2.00%) C
14 5 (1.67%) RPG
14 5 (1.67%) VC++
14 5 (1.67%) RPG/400
14 5 (1.67%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 54 (18.00%) Degree
2 6 (2.00%) PhD
3 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.67%) MCTS
4 2 (0.67%) MCSD
4 2 (0.67%) MCSE
5 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.33%) QA
2 3 (1.00%) CDISC
3 2 (0.67%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 2 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.00%) CA Endevor
2 2 (0.67%) Puppet
2 2 (0.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 47 (15.67%) Oracle
2 28 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.67%) IBM
4 7 (2.33%) Google
5 6 (2.00%) Xamarin
5 6 (2.00%) Twitter
5 6 (2.00%) Sybase
5 6 (2.00%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (1.67%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (1.33%) Guidewire
7 4 (1.33%) SAP
7 4 (1.33%) HP
8 3 (1.00%) BMC
8 3 (1.00%) Adobe
8 3 (1.00%) Progress
9 2 (0.67%) Blue Martini
9 2 (0.67%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.67%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.67%) Cognos
9 2 (0.67%) Cisco
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