The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 541 527 536
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 405 464 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.42% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 356 415 351
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
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 Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the UK.

Senior Software Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 within the UK.

Senior Software Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Developer
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 Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +15 387 £47,500 +5.55% 63
South East +41 142 £52,500 +19.31% 11
London +13 87 £57,500 -4.16% 14
Berkshire +50 55 £55,000 +4.76% 3
East of England -7 37 £45,000 - 13
South West +11 35 £45,000 - 10
East Midlands +10 34 £45,000 +12.50%
Hampshire +30 33 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Yorkshire +8 26 £45,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +20 25 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Reading +17 24 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Nottinghamshire +10 23 £45,000 +12.50%
Surrey +20 21 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Cambridgeshire +16 18 £47,500 +3.82% 2
Nottingham +6 18 £45,000 +12.50%
Cambridge +21 17 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Walton-on-Thames - 17 £55,000 - 1
Wokingham +6 16 £55,000 +22.22%
Bristol -4 14 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Hertfordshire +3 13 £45,000 - 8
Portsmouth +36 12 £52,500 +61.53% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 12 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Milton Keynes +1 12 £45,000 -10.00%
Halifax +6 11 £45,000 +12.50%
Leicester +19 10 £46,000 -
Leicestershire +15 10 £46,000 -16.36%
East Sussex -2 10 £45,000 +8.43%
Brighton -2 10 £45,000 +8.43%
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 9 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Tyne and Wear -2 9 £47,500 +18.75% 1

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 593 (69.68%) C#
2 536 (62.98%) .NET
3 416 (48.88%) Agile Software Development
4 400 (47.00%) JavaScript
5 395 (46.42%) SQL Server
6 379 (44.54%) ASP.NET
7 350 (41.13%) HTML
8 336 (39.48%) SQL
9 313 (36.78%) MVC
10 274 (32.20%) CSS
11 243 (28.55%) jQuery
12 233 (27.38%) OO
13 231 (27.14%) TDD
14 225 (26.44%) Java
15 207 (24.32%) Degree
16 200 (23.50%) ASP.NET MVC
17 190 (22.33%) Software Engineering
18 178 (20.92%) XML
19 174 (20.45%) Web Services
20 168 (19.74%) Microsoft
21 162 (19.04%) C++
22 156 (18.33%) Scrum
23 155 (18.21%) Windows
24 143 (16.80%) Finance
25 141 (16.57%) .NET Framework
26 132 (15.51%) Team Foundation Server
27 131 (15.39%) Computer Science
28 122 (14.34%) Visual Studio
29 121 (14.22%) SDLC
30 111 (13.04%) HTML5

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (2.94%) Node.js
2 22 (2.59%) Apache
3 21 (2.47%) IIS
4 17 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.53%) JBoss
5 13 (1.53%) CMS
6 11 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.94%) Umbraco
7 8 (0.94%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.71%) nginx
8 6 (0.71%) DNN
9 5 (0.59%) WordPress
9 5 (0.59%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.59%) Kentico
9 5 (0.59%) Tornado
10 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.35%) Confluence
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.24%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 39 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.35%) MS Office
2 3 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 9 (1.06%) Sophis RISQUE
2 6 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.24%) Magento
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (2.59%) SaaS
3 20 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.35%) GitHub
6 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.12%) HTTP
2 15 (1.76%) Internet
3 13 (1.53%) Network Security
4 5 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.59%) WAN
4 5 (0.59%) SMTP
5 4 (0.47%) FTP
5 4 (0.47%) SMPP
6 3 (0.35%) Broadband
7 2 (0.24%) GSM
7 2 (0.24%) UMTS
7 2 (0.24%) LDAP
7 2 (0.24%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.24%) LTE
7 2 (0.24%) SSL
8 1 (0.12%) DNS
8 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.12%) AMQP
8 1 (0.12%) DHCP
8 1 (0.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 395 (46.42%) SQL Server
2 85 (9.99%) MySQL
3 70 (8.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 62 (7.29%) Relational Database
5 58 (6.82%) NoSQL
6 55 (6.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 52 (6.11%) MongoDB
7 52 (6.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 40 (4.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 37 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (3.64%) Redis
11 23 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (2.47%) RDBMS
13 18 (2.12%) Big Data
14 17 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
15 16 (1.88%) Oracle Database
16 14 (1.65%) MarkLogic
17 11 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
18 10 (1.18%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 132 (15.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 122 (14.34%) Visual Studio
3 59 (6.93%) Git (software)
4 41 (4.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 41 (4.82%) NUnit
5 35 (4.11%) Maven
6 27 (3.17%) JUnit
7 25 (2.94%) Jenkins
8 23 (2.70%) Eclipse
9 20 (2.35%) JIRA
10 19 (2.23%) Subversion
11 17 (2.00%) ReSharper
12 13 (1.53%) Selenium
12 13 (1.53%) Ant
13 11 (1.29%) Rhino Mocks
14 10 (1.18%) Hudson
15 9 (1.06%) TeamCity
16 8 (0.94%) Gradle
16 8 (0.94%) Artifactory
16 8 (0.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 143 (16.80%) Finance
2 53 (6.23%) Telecoms
3 41 (4.82%) Aerospace
3 41 (4.82%) Automotive
4 37 (4.35%) Retail
5 34 (4.00%) Games
6 26 (3.06%) Back Office
7 25 (2.94%) Marketing
8 16 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.76%) Banking
10 11 (1.29%) Advertising
11 10 (1.18%) Publishing
12 8 (0.94%) Legal
13 6 (0.71%) Electronics
13 6 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.35%) Military
15 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.24%) Front Office
15 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.12%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (62.98%) .NET
2 379 (44.54%) ASP.NET
3 350 (41.13%) HTML
4 274 (32.20%) CSS
5 243 (28.55%) jQuery
6 200 (23.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 178 (20.92%) XML
8 174 (20.45%) Web Services
9 141 (16.57%) .NET Framework
10 111 (13.04%) HTML5
11 109 (12.81%) Ajax
12 99 (11.63%) WCF
13 84 (9.87%) AngularJS
14 71 (8.34%) SOAP
15 65 (7.64%) Entity Framework
16 64 (7.52%) Spring
17 57 (6.70%) XSLT
18 47 (5.52%) REST
19 46 (5.41%) Hibernate
20 45 (5.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 131 (15.39%) Computer Science
2 54 (6.35%) Mathematics
3 53 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 36 (4.23%) Physics
6 28 (3.29%) User Experience
7 24 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (2.35%) Digital Media
9 18 (2.12%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.76%) E-Learning
10 15 (1.76%) N-Tier
11 14 (1.65%) Statistics
12 13 (1.53%) RIA
12 13 (1.53%) Visualisation
12 13 (1.53%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.29%) 3D Graphics
14 6 (0.71%) Web 2.0
14 6 (0.71%) Informatics
15 5 (0.59%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 155 (18.21%) Windows
2 103 (12.10%) Linux
3 43 (5.05%) Android
4 41 (4.82%) Apple iOS
5 29 (3.41%) UNIX
6 10 (1.18%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.06%) Windows Phone
7 9 (1.06%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.35%) CentOS
9 2 (0.24%) Solaris
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.12%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (48.88%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (36.78%) MVC
3 233 (27.38%) OO
4 231 (27.14%) TDD
5 190 (22.33%) Software Engineering
6 156 (18.33%) Scrum
7 121 (14.22%) SDLC
8 105 (12.34%) OOP
9 88 (10.34%) Unit Testing
10 75 (8.81%) Software Architecture
11 73 (8.58%) Mentoring
12 66 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (6.93%) OOD
13 59 (6.93%) UML
14 56 (6.58%) Project Management
15 50 (5.88%) Web Development
15 50 (5.88%) BDD
16 39 (4.58%) Open Source
16 39 (4.58%) User Stories
17 34 (4.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 593 (69.68%) C#
2 400 (47.00%) JavaScript
3 336 (39.48%) SQL
4 225 (26.44%) Java
5 162 (19.04%) C++
6 110 (12.93%) T-SQL
7 77 (9.05%) Python
8 70 (8.23%) C
9 67 (7.87%) VB.NET
10 49 (5.76%) VB
11 43 (5.05%) PHP
12 34 (4.00%) Ruby
13 24 (2.82%) Objective-C
14 22 (2.59%) Groovy
15 21 (2.47%) Perl
16 20 (2.35%) VB6
17 17 (2.00%) Scala
17 17 (2.00%) TypeScript
18 13 (1.53%) PL/SQL
19 11 (1.29%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 207 (24.32%) Degree
2 9 (1.06%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.12%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.12%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (9.17%) QA
2 15 (1.76%) GAMP
3 7 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.59%) SLA
4 5 (0.59%) TickIT
System Software
1 13 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.94%) Docker
3 5 (0.59%) LXC
3 5 (0.59%) KVM
3 5 (0.59%) Firmware
3 5 (0.59%) Xen
3 5 (0.59%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.12%) iptables
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (0.82%) Puppet
2 7 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.59%) Mesos
4 4 (0.47%) WMI
4 4 (0.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (0.47%) SCCM
5 2 (0.24%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 168 (19.74%) Microsoft
2 96 (11.28%) Oracle
3 15 (1.76%) TOWER Software
4 14 (1.65%) Sybase
5 13 (1.53%) VMware
5 13 (1.53%) Xamarin
6 8 (0.94%) Sitecore
7 7 (0.82%) Perforce
7 7 (0.82%) EPiServer
7 7 (0.82%) Google
8 6 (0.71%) StreamBase
8 6 (0.71%) Apple
8 6 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.71%) TIBCO
9 5 (0.59%) Cisco
9 5 (0.59%) IBM
9 5 (0.59%) Pegasus
9 5 (0.59%) Tableau
10 4 (0.47%) LANDesk
10 4 (0.47%) Adobe
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