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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 552 494 475
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 434 526 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.50% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.52% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 402 474 492
Average salary £51,350 £45,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.11% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £38,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 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
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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 -41 410 £52,500 +16.66% 80
South East +4 118 £52,500 +10.52% 14
London +1 113 £65,000 +18.18% 15
East of England +1 62 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Surrey +26 38 £55,000 - 2
South West -7 36 £47,500 +11.76% 11
North West +9 32 £50,000 +17.64% 19
Manchester +30 29 £50,000 +16.27% 14
Hampshire +21 26 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Cambridgeshire +14 24 £58,000 +10.47% 4
Cambridge +17 23 £58,000 -3.33% 4
Yorkshire -41 22 £45,000 +5.88% 6
West Sussex +6 19 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Hertfordshire -15 18 £57,500 +15.00%
Reigate +4 17 £52,500 -22.22% 1
City of London +48 16 £45,000 -25.00% 2
East Midlands -19 16 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Harpenden - 15 £57,500 -
Bedford +9 13 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Nottinghamshire +9 13 £37,500 -14.77% 4
Bedfordshire +7 13 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Berkshire -4 13 £60,000 +20.00%
West Yorkshire -30 13 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Nottingham +3 12 £37,500 -14.77% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Bristol -6 11 £57,500 +35.29% 3
Scotland -12 11 £45,000 +12.50%
West Midlands -30 11 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Ealing - 11 £67,500 -
Wales +3 9 £40,000 +6.66% 4

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 552 (64.19%) C#
2 494 (57.44%) .NET
3 469 (54.53%) Agile Software Development
4 430 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 381 (44.30%) HTML
6 362 (42.09%) SQL Server
7 356 (41.40%) Software Engineering
8 353 (41.05%) SQL
9 329 (38.26%) CSS
10 320 (37.21%) MVC
11 300 (34.88%) ASP.NET
12 253 (29.42%) jQuery
13 227 (26.40%) Degree
14 210 (24.42%) Java
15 205 (23.84%) TDD
16 193 (22.44%) OO
17 182 (21.16%) Windows
18 180 (20.93%) Scrum
19 174 (20.23%) Microsoft
20 171 (19.88%) Finance
21 170 (19.77%) .NET Framework
22 169 (19.65%) ASP.NET MVC
23 162 (18.84%) C++
24 149 (17.33%) Web Services
25 144 (16.74%) WCF
26 141 (16.40%) XML
27 137 (15.93%) SDLC
28 136 (15.81%) Visual Studio
29 135 (15.70%) Computer Science
30 134 (15.58%) Entity Framework

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 43 (5.00%) Node.js
2 23 (2.67%) Apache
3 21 (2.44%) NServiceBus
3 21 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.33%) IIS
5 19 (2.21%) CMS
5 19 (2.21%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.74%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.63%) WebLogic
8 13 (1.51%) Mule
9 11 (1.28%) JBoss
10 9 (1.05%) Drupal
10 9 (1.05%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.93%) GlassFish
12 6 (0.70%) Apache ServiceMix
13 5 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.58%) Alfresco
13 5 (0.58%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 93 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.47%) MS Office
2 4 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (0.47%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.23%) Global One
3 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.23%) Pegasus Opera
3 2 (0.23%) SunGard Martini
4 1 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 58 (6.74%) SaaS
2 48 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.81%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.81%) GitHub
5 7 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.81%) IaaS
5 7 (0.81%) PaaS
6 5 (0.58%) Force.com
7 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.23%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (0.23%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.19%) Internet
2 16 (1.86%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.63%) HTTP
3 14 (1.63%) Wireshark
4 9 (1.05%) Network Security
5 5 (0.58%) SMTP
6 4 (0.47%) FTP
6 4 (0.47%) SMPP
7 3 (0.35%) Broadband
7 3 (0.35%) Skype
7 3 (0.35%) VPN
8 2 (0.23%) SSL
9 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.12%) LDAP
9 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (42.09%) SQL Server
2 73 (8.49%) Relational Database
3 58 (6.74%) NoSQL
4 54 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 52 (6.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (5.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 42 (4.88%) MySQL
8 40 (4.65%) RDBMS
9 30 (3.49%) MongoDB
10 29 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (2.09%) Big Data
13 16 (1.86%) Oracle Database
14 14 (1.63%) RavenDB
15 13 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
17 9 (1.05%) Couchbase
17 9 (1.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 136 (15.81%) Visual Studio
2 96 (11.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 68 (7.91%) Subversion
4 56 (6.51%) Git (software)
5 48 (5.58%) JIRA
6 44 (5.12%) NUnit
7 42 (4.88%) TeamCity
8 35 (4.07%) Selenium
9 28 (3.26%) Jenkins
10 24 (2.79%) Maven
11 22 (2.56%) Moq
12 19 (2.21%) JUnit
13 17 (1.98%) MSTest
13 17 (1.98%) Rhino Mocks
14 15 (1.74%) Mockito
15 14 (1.63%) Fiddler
15 14 (1.63%) SpecFlow
16 9 (1.05%) git-flow
17 8 (0.93%) Hudson
18 7 (0.81%) Cucumber
General
1 171 (19.88%) Finance
2 73 (8.49%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.95%) Automotive
4 31 (3.60%) Retail
5 28 (3.26%) Aerospace
5 28 (3.26%) Back Office
6 24 (2.79%) Marketing
7 22 (2.56%) Banking
8 18 (2.09%) Advertising
9 12 (1.40%) Games
10 9 (1.05%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.93%) Billing
11 8 (0.93%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.70%) Electronics
13 5 (0.58%) Legal
13 5 (0.58%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.58%) Publishing
14 4 (0.47%) Front Office
15 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (57.44%) .NET
2 381 (44.30%) HTML
3 329 (38.26%) CSS
4 300 (34.88%) ASP.NET
5 253 (29.42%) jQuery
6 170 (19.77%) .NET Framework
7 169 (19.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 149 (17.33%) Web Services
9 144 (16.74%) WCF
10 141 (16.40%) XML
11 134 (15.58%) Entity Framework
12 131 (15.23%) HTML5
13 125 (14.53%) Ajax
14 115 (13.37%) ASP.NET Web API
15 114 (13.26%) JSON
16 88 (10.23%) AngularJS
17 82 (9.53%) Spring
18 77 (8.95%) SOAP
19 74 (8.60%) LINQ
20 73 (8.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 135 (15.70%) Computer Science
2 49 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (5.58%) Mathematics
4 42 (4.88%) Mobile App
5 40 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
6 33 (3.84%) Algorithms
7 20 (2.33%) User Experience
8 16 (1.86%) N-Tier
9 15 (1.74%) Digital Media
10 12 (1.40%) Physics
11 11 (1.28%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.93%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.81%) iPhone
13 7 (0.81%) Reinsurance
13 7 (0.81%) RIA
14 6 (0.70%) 3D Graphics
14 6 (0.70%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.70%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.70%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 182 (21.16%) Windows
2 84 (9.77%) Linux
3 48 (5.58%) Unix
4 47 (5.47%) Android
5 38 (4.42%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.74%) Windows Mobile
7 12 (1.40%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.58%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.12%) CentOS
11 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (54.53%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (41.40%) Software Engineering
3 320 (37.21%) MVC
4 205 (23.84%) TDD
5 193 (22.44%) OO
6 180 (20.93%) Scrum
7 137 (15.93%) SDLC
8 115 (13.37%) Continuous Integration
9 104 (12.09%) Unit Testing
10 98 (11.40%) Mentoring
11 75 (8.72%) OOP
12 72 (8.37%) BDD
13 64 (7.44%) Multithreading
14 62 (7.21%) Web Development
15 59 (6.86%) Automated Testing
16 51 (5.93%) Software Architecture
17 47 (5.47%) UML
18 43 (5.00%) DevOps
19 42 (4.88%) Kanban
20 41 (4.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 552 (64.19%) C#
2 430 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 353 (41.05%) SQL
4 210 (24.42%) Java
5 162 (18.84%) C++
6 98 (11.40%) T-SQL
7 59 (6.86%) VB.NET
8 43 (5.00%) Python
9 38 (4.42%) PHP
10 37 (4.30%) C
11 34 (3.95%) Ruby
12 32 (3.72%) PowerShell
13 20 (2.33%) Objective-C
13 20 (2.33%) Perl
14 18 (2.09%) VB
15 15 (1.74%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.28%) Groovy
16 11 (1.28%) VBA
16 11 (1.28%) XPath
17 10 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 227 (26.40%) Degree
2 28 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (0.81%) MCSD
4 5 (0.58%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.47%) MCPD
6 3 (0.35%) MCTS
6 3 (0.35%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.23%) MCAD
7 2 (0.23%) MCP
7 2 (0.23%) PhD
8 1 (0.12%) ISEB
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (10.70%) QA
2 4 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.35%) GAMP
3 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.23%) HL7
4 2 (0.23%) SDET
5 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (0.81%) Docker
2 6 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.35%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.23%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.23%) Firmware
5 1 (0.12%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 10 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.05%) Puppet
3 8 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (0.70%) Ansible
4 6 (0.70%) MOM
5 4 (0.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 4 (0.47%) logstash
5 4 (0.47%) SCCM
5 4 (0.47%) StatsD
5 4 (0.47%) WMI
6 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 174 (20.23%) Microsoft
2 77 (8.95%) Oracle
3 24 (2.79%) Google
4 15 (1.74%) VMware
5 14 (1.63%) Telerik
6 10 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.16%) TOWER Software
7 8 (0.93%) Adobe
7 8 (0.93%) Apple
7 8 (0.93%) SAP
8 7 (0.81%) Perforce
8 7 (0.81%) webMethods
8 7 (0.81%) WSO2
8 7 (0.81%) Xamarin
9 6 (0.70%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.47%) Borland
10 4 (0.47%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.35%) Charles River
11 3 (0.35%) Cisco
11 3 (0.35%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + More
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Competitive Base + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonuses + 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £45000.00 - £57700.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent career progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 70,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic + Benefits + Prospects
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oscar
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: £20,000 - £46,000 pa depending on experience plus benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25k to £45k
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 47,000 + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago