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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 541 545 560
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 419 339 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 354 300 329
Average salary £45,000 £45,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.09% +7.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £36,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 2014 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 18 September 2014. 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 +3 373 £47,500 - 63
London -46 103 £60,000 +14.28% 6
South East +6 82 £43,500 -13.00% 13
North West +23 53 £40,000 - 10
East of England -9 45 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Manchester +29 43 £40,000 +8.10% 8
South West +5 28 £46,250 +12.80% 6
Scotland -8 28 £42,500 +9.67% 5
West Midlands -12 26 £43,750 +6.06% 9
Yorkshire -46 22 £45,000 +9.09% 9
East Sussex -10 21 £41,500 -20.19%
Brighton -15 21 £41,500 -20.19%
Cambridgeshire -17 20 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Surrey -13 19 £45,000 -7.69% 3
City of London -20 18 £63,000 +20.00%
East Midlands -10 16 £40,000 -4.76% 5
Edinburgh -4 15 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Cambridge -14 15 £50,000 +11.11% 2
West Yorkshire -44 15 £45,000 +2.85% 8
Hertfordshire -1 14 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Somerset -1 13 £50,000 +11.11% 2
West Sussex -3 11 £40,000 -15.78%
Bristol -5 10 £46,250 +23.33% 1
Glasgow -10 10 £37,500 -16.66% 2
North Yorkshire -17 10 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Halifax - 10 £45,000 - 1
Bath -12 9 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Berkshire -15 9 £47,000 -11.52% 2
Hampshire -18 9 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Kent - 9 £55,000 -

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (64.60%) C#
2 566 (61.66%) .NET
3 446 (48.58%) Agile Software Development
4 400 (43.57%) ASP.NET
5 394 (42.92%) JavaScript
6 390 (42.48%) SQL
7 382 (41.61%) SQL Server
8 324 (35.29%) HTML
9 292 (31.81%) MVC
10 270 (29.41%) Software Engineering
11 254 (27.67%) OO
12 252 (27.45%) Java
13 250 (27.23%) CSS
14 228 (24.84%) WCF
15 223 (24.29%) Microsoft
16 208 (22.66%) jQuery
17 180 (19.61%) TDD
18 160 (17.43%) C++
19 156 (16.99%) ASP.NET MVC
20 152 (16.56%) Scrum
21 145 (15.80%) Degree
22 144 (15.69%) .NET Framework
23 140 (15.25%) Finance
24 133 (14.49%) XML
25 132 (14.38%) Windows
25 132 (14.38%) Web Services
26 130 (14.16%) Oracle
27 126 (13.73%) Mentoring
28 125 (13.62%) Linux
29 121 (13.18%) OOD

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 61 (6.64%) IIS
2 43 (4.68%) Tomcat
3 37 (4.03%) SharePoint
4 32 (3.49%) Node.js
5 25 (2.72%) Apache Solr
6 24 (2.61%) Apache
7 17 (1.85%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.42%) Gunicorn
8 13 (1.42%) nginx
9 10 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
9 10 (1.09%) CMS
10 8 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.65%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (0.54%) DNN
13 5 (0.54%) Lync
13 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 77 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.65%) MS Office
3 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.22%) Shopify
3 2 (0.22%) Magento
3 2 (0.22%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.59%) SaaS
2 22 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.18%) GitHub
4 16 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.22%) IaaS
6 2 (0.22%) Heroku
6 2 (0.22%) PaaS
6 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.07%) Internet
2 17 (1.85%) HTTP
2 17 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.09%) VoIP
4 9 (0.98%) Intranet
5 5 (0.54%) SSH
6 4 (0.44%) GPRS
6 4 (0.44%) GSM
7 3 (0.33%) Extranet
7 3 (0.33%) 3G
7 3 (0.33%) LAN
7 3 (0.33%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.33%) SMS
7 3 (0.33%) UMTS
7 3 (0.33%) WAN
7 3 (0.33%) PSTN
8 1 (0.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 382 (41.61%) SQL Server
2 78 (8.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 76 (8.28%) MySQL
4 63 (6.86%) Relational Database
5 39 (4.25%) Oracle Database
6 38 (4.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 27 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (2.61%) Big Data
9 23 (2.51%) NoSQL
10 19 (2.07%) MongoDB
10 19 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.20%) Redis
13 10 (1.09%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.76%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.65%) MarkLogic
16 6 (0.65%) DTS
17 4 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 103 (11.22%) Visual Studio
2 79 (8.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (5.99%) NUnit
4 51 (5.56%) Subversion
5 39 (4.25%) Git (software)
6 35 (3.81%) Maven
7 24 (2.61%) Selenium
8 19 (2.07%) Jenkins
8 19 (2.07%) Rhino Mocks
8 19 (2.07%) MSTest
9 18 (1.96%) SpecFlow
10 17 (1.85%) Cucumber
11 15 (1.63%) JUnit
12 13 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
12 13 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 13 (1.42%) JIRA
13 11 (1.20%) Hudson
14 8 (0.87%) TeamCity
15 7 (0.76%) Jasmine
16 6 (0.65%) MSBuild
General
1 140 (15.25%) Finance
2 37 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 36 (3.92%) Retail
4 30 (3.27%) Games
5 20 (2.18%) Marketing
6 17 (1.85%) Banking
7 15 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 13 (1.42%) Automotive
9 9 (0.98%) Law
9 9 (0.98%) Legal
10 7 (0.76%) Publishing
10 7 (0.76%) Back Office
10 7 (0.76%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.65%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.54%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.44%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.33%) Electronics
14 3 (0.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 566 (61.66%) .NET
2 400 (43.57%) ASP.NET
3 324 (35.29%) HTML
4 250 (27.23%) CSS
5 228 (24.84%) WCF
6 208 (22.66%) jQuery
7 156 (16.99%) ASP.NET MVC
8 144 (15.69%) .NET Framework
9 133 (14.49%) XML
10 132 (14.38%) Web Services
11 117 (12.75%) WPF
12 107 (11.66%) HTML5
13 90 (9.80%) WinForms
14 75 (8.17%) LINQ
15 67 (7.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 65 (7.08%) Ajax
17 64 (6.97%) Spring
18 53 (5.77%) REST
19 51 (5.56%) AngularJS
20 48 (5.23%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 114 (12.42%) Computer Science
2 53 (5.77%) Open Source
3 39 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (3.81%) Mathematics
5 31 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (2.51%) Mobile App
7 20 (2.18%) Physics
8 19 (2.07%) User Experience
9 16 (1.74%) N-Tier
10 13 (1.42%) GIS
10 13 (1.42%) Informatics
11 11 (1.20%) Device Driver
12 8 (0.87%) Social Media
12 8 (0.87%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.65%) Blog
13 6 (0.65%) Semantic Web
13 6 (0.65%) E-Learning
13 6 (0.65%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.65%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.54%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 132 (14.38%) Windows
2 125 (13.62%) Linux
3 47 (5.12%) UNIX
4 21 (2.29%) Apple iOS
4 21 (2.29%) Android
5 5 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.54%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.33%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (48.58%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (31.81%) MVC
3 270 (29.41%) Software Engineering
4 254 (27.67%) OO
5 180 (19.61%) TDD
6 152 (16.56%) Scrum
7 126 (13.73%) Mentoring
8 121 (13.18%) OOD
9 102 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 78 (8.50%) SOA
11 68 (7.41%) OOP
12 59 (6.43%) E-Commerce
12 59 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
13 58 (6.32%) Web Development
13 58 (6.32%) UML
14 57 (6.21%) Multithreading
15 56 (6.10%) BDD
16 42 (4.58%) Project Management
17 30 (3.27%) Pair Programming
18 28 (3.05%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 593 (64.60%) C#
2 394 (42.92%) JavaScript
3 390 (42.48%) SQL
4 252 (27.45%) Java
5 160 (17.43%) C++
6 96 (10.46%) T-SQL
7 78 (8.50%) Python
8 72 (7.84%) PHP
9 69 (7.52%) VB.NET
10 54 (5.88%) C
11 48 (5.23%) VB
12 41 (4.47%) Ruby
13 26 (2.83%) Perl
14 24 (2.61%) TypeScript
15 21 (2.29%) VB6
16 18 (1.96%) PL/SQL
17 14 (1.53%) VBScript
18 13 (1.42%) Embedded C
18 13 (1.42%) Delphi
18 13 (1.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 145 (15.80%) Degree
2 30 (3.27%) PhD
3 28 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (1.42%) MCSD
5 10 (1.09%) MCAD
6 9 (0.98%) MCP
7 5 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.54%) CCNP
8 4 (0.44%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.22%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.11%) MCTS
10 1 (0.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.59%) QA
2 7 (0.76%) SLA
3 2 (0.22%) GAMP
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (1.20%) logstash
1 11 (1.20%) Puppet
2 1 (0.11%) Nagios
2 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.11%) Zenoss
2 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.11%) SCCM
2 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 223 (24.29%) Microsoft
2 130 (14.16%) Oracle
3 17 (1.85%) JBoss
4 12 (1.31%) Zend
5 11 (1.20%) Sybase
6 10 (1.09%) Google
6 10 (1.09%) TIBCO
7 9 (0.98%) Wonderware
8 8 (0.87%) SAP
8 8 (0.87%) Embarcadero
9 5 (0.54%) Siemens
9 5 (0.54%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.54%) Sun
9 5 (0.54%) Northgate
9 5 (0.54%) Twitter
10 4 (0.44%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.44%) HP
10 4 (0.44%) Sony
10 4 (0.44%) Toshiba
10 4 (0.44%) Sage
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £55000 to £75000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: £45,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £39,000 to £66,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago