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

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 509 530 533
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 452 456 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.38% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.40% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 400 419 348
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,950 £35,657
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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
105077 114312 105347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.60% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 85966 92614 87650
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £27,000 £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 20 April 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 20 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +34 422 £45,000 - 55
London +34 109 £55,000 +3.77% 12
South East -32 95 £47,500 +5.55% 12
East Midlands +46 51 £44,500 +2.89% 6
Yorkshire +25 51 £40,000 -11.11% 7
East of England +44 43 £46,250 +2.77% 5
North West +15 37 £42,500 - 3
West Yorkshire +31 36 £40,000 +2.56% 6
Nottinghamshire +24 28 £45,000 +4.04% 1
Hampshire +15 27 £42,500 -7.60% 2
Nottingham +20 25 £44,000 +3.52% 1
Manchester +13 24 £42,750 +0.58% 2
Berkshire -26 22 £50,000 -4.76% 4
West Midlands -6 21 £40,000 +11.11% 5
Surrey +15 20 £55,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +13 20 £50,000 +13.63% 2
Scotland +5 19 £40,000 -11.11% 1
City of London +18 18 £60,000 - 2
Cambridge +18 18 £50,000 +12.35% 2
South West -30 14 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Leicestershire +24 13 £46,000 +8.23% 1
Leeds +15 13 £45,000 +5.88%
Glasgow +15 13 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Leicester +15 12 £46,000 +8.23% 1
Southampton -3 11 £42,500 -15.00%
Reading -19 11 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Halifax - 11 £45,000 - 1
Bradford +5 10 £37,500 -10.71% 1
Cheshire +4 9 £42,500 +11.84%
Oxfordshire +4 9 £55,000 +22.22% 2

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 628 (72.27%) C#
2 512 (58.92%) .NET
3 419 (48.22%) SQL Server
4 393 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
5 388 (44.65%) JavaScript
6 386 (44.42%) ASP.NET
7 336 (38.67%) HTML
8 326 (37.51%) SQL
9 306 (35.21%) MVC
10 269 (30.96%) CSS
11 233 (26.81%) TDD
12 229 (26.35%) OO
13 220 (25.32%) Microsoft
14 219 (25.20%) Java
14 219 (25.20%) ASP.NET MVC
15 217 (24.97%) jQuery
16 212 (24.40%) Software Engineering
17 200 (23.01%) XML
18 199 (22.90%) Degree
19 180 (20.71%) C++
20 176 (20.25%) Scrum
21 167 (19.22%) .NET Framework
22 148 (17.03%) WCF
23 141 (16.23%) Windows
24 139 (16.00%) Web Services
25 137 (15.77%) Ajax
26 132 (15.19%) Finance
27 115 (13.23%) Unit Testing
28 113 (13.00%) Linux
29 107 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 43 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 41 (4.72%) IIS
3 25 (2.88%) Apache
4 23 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 17 (1.96%) Node.js
7 13 (1.50%) nginx
7 13 (1.50%) Confluence
8 10 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (1.15%) JBoss
8 10 (1.15%) CMS
9 9 (1.04%) GlassFish
10 7 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.69%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.69%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.58%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.58%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.46%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.35%) DNN
14 3 (0.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 76 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.84%) MS Office
3 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.58%) Sophis RISQUE
2 5 (0.58%) Line 500
3 2 (0.23%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Line 100
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (2.65%) SaaS
3 13 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.15%) GitHub
5 8 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.84%) HTTP
2 13 (1.50%) Internet
3 10 (1.15%) WAN
4 8 (0.92%) DNS
5 7 (0.81%) DHCP
6 4 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.35%) LDAP
7 3 (0.35%) Firewall
7 3 (0.35%) Wireless
7 3 (0.35%) LAN
8 2 (0.23%) SSL
8 2 (0.23%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.12%) Broadband
9 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.12%) CTI
9 1 (0.12%) Intranet
9 1 (0.12%) 3G
9 1 (0.12%) Network Security
9 1 (0.12%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (48.22%) SQL Server
2 75 (8.63%) MySQL
3 70 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 45 (5.18%) Relational Database
6 44 (5.06%) NoSQL
7 34 (3.91%) Redis
8 33 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 29 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (3.11%) MongoDB
11 25 (2.88%) Big Data
12 21 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (2.07%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
14 17 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
15 16 (1.84%) MarkLogic
15 16 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (1.27%) RavenDB
16 11 (1.27%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.92%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 107 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 102 (11.74%) Visual Studio
3 57 (6.56%) NUnit
4 48 (5.52%) Git (software)
5 32 (3.68%) JUnit
6 26 (2.99%) Subversion
7 23 (2.65%) JIRA
7 23 (2.65%) Rhino Mocks
8 22 (2.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 21 (2.42%) TeamCity
10 18 (2.07%) Maven
10 18 (2.07%) Cucumber
11 17 (1.96%) ReSharper
12 15 (1.73%) CruiseControl
12 15 (1.73%) Moq
13 14 (1.61%) Selenium
14 13 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
15 11 (1.27%) Jenkins
16 10 (1.15%) MSBuild
17 8 (0.92%) Behat
General
1 132 (15.19%) Finance
2 46 (5.29%) Retail
3 36 (4.14%) Automotive
4 29 (3.34%) Aerospace
5 28 (3.22%) Telecoms
6 27 (3.11%) Marketing
7 24 (2.76%) Banking
8 12 (1.38%) Publishing
8 12 (1.38%) Games
9 11 (1.27%) Back Office
10 10 (1.15%) Advertising
11 6 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.58%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.46%) Electronics
13 4 (0.46%) Military
14 3 (0.35%) Front Office
14 3 (0.35%) Legal
15 2 (0.23%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 512 (58.92%) .NET
2 386 (44.42%) ASP.NET
3 336 (38.67%) HTML
4 269 (30.96%) CSS
5 219 (25.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 217 (24.97%) jQuery
7 200 (23.01%) XML
8 167 (19.22%) .NET Framework
9 148 (17.03%) WCF
10 139 (16.00%) Web Services
11 137 (15.77%) Ajax
12 83 (9.55%) Entity Framework
13 82 (9.44%) HTML5
14 71 (8.17%) LINQ
15 70 (8.06%) WPF
16 62 (7.13%) XSLT
17 56 (6.44%) WinForms
18 54 (6.21%) Spring
19 53 (6.10%) SOAP
19 53 (6.10%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 96 (11.05%) Computer Science
2 64 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (5.98%) Algorithms
3 52 (5.98%) Open Source
4 45 (5.18%) Enterprise Software
4 45 (5.18%) Mathematics
5 33 (3.80%) User Experience
6 29 (3.34%) Physics
7 18 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.07%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.73%) GIS
9 14 (1.61%) N-Tier
10 12 (1.38%) E-Learning
10 12 (1.38%) Statistics
10 12 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
11 11 (1.27%) Visualisation
12 10 (1.15%) Digital Media
12 10 (1.15%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.04%) Data Integration
13 9 (1.04%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 141 (16.23%) Windows
2 113 (13.00%) Linux
3 42 (4.83%) Android
4 36 (4.14%) UNIX
4 36 (4.14%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.69%) Windows 8
5 6 (0.69%) Windows Phone
6 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.12%) CentOS
9 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.12%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (35.21%) MVC
3 233 (26.81%) TDD
4 229 (26.35%) OO
5 212 (24.40%) Software Engineering
6 176 (20.25%) Scrum
7 115 (13.23%) Unit Testing
8 89 (10.24%) OOP
9 87 (10.01%) Mentoring
10 80 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
11 63 (7.25%) OOD
11 63 (7.25%) UML
12 61 (7.02%) Multithreading
13 59 (6.79%) Web Development
14 53 (6.10%) Software Architecture
15 42 (4.83%) Project Management
16 39 (4.49%) BDD
17 33 (3.80%) Product Management
18 32 (3.68%) User Stories
18 32 (3.68%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 628 (72.27%) C#
2 388 (44.65%) JavaScript
3 326 (37.51%) SQL
4 219 (25.20%) Java
5 180 (20.71%) C++
6 106 (12.20%) T-SQL
7 68 (7.83%) VB.NET
8 67 (7.71%) C
9 58 (6.67%) Python
10 49 (5.64%) VB
11 48 (5.52%) PHP
12 30 (3.45%) Ruby
13 26 (2.99%) VB6
14 25 (2.88%) Groovy
15 17 (1.96%) Perl
16 16 (1.84%) Objective-C
17 10 (1.15%) PL/SQL
18 9 (1.04%) Scala
19 8 (0.92%) XPath
19 8 (0.92%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 199 (22.90%) Degree
2 16 (1.84%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (0.69%) OCPJP
3 6 (0.69%) OCMJD
4 5 (0.58%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.23%) MCP
6 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (8.29%) QA
2 7 (0.81%) ISO 9001
2 7 (0.81%) TickIT
3 5 (0.58%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) HL7
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (1.27%) Firmware
2 8 (0.92%) Docker
3 7 (0.81%) iptables
4 6 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.58%) KVM
5 5 (0.58%) Xen
5 5 (0.58%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 5 (0.58%) LXC
6 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.69%) Puppet
3 5 (0.58%) Mesos
4 3 (0.35%) StatsD
4 3 (0.35%) logstash
4 3 (0.35%) Kibana
5 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 220 (25.32%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.71%) Oracle
3 16 (1.84%) Sybase
4 14 (1.61%) TOWER Software
5 7 (0.81%) Google
5 7 (0.81%) Twitter
5 7 (0.81%) Apple
5 7 (0.81%) Sage
6 6 (0.69%) Sun
6 6 (0.69%) RedPrairie
6 6 (0.69%) Endeca
7 5 (0.58%) Xamarin
7 5 (0.58%) Telerik
7 5 (0.58%) Pegasus
7 5 (0.58%) TIBCO
7 5 (0.58%) Infragistics
8 4 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.46%) DevExpress
9 3 (0.35%) Splunk
9 3 (0.35%) Tableau
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Limited
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Open Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits and culture
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £46,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Conwy, Gwynedd
Supertemps
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Prospero Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wakefield, Yorkshire
Progressive North
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits overtime, bonus and other benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-65,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago