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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 498 482 535
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 416 453 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.46% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 364 394 362
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £53,650
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
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 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 28 January 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 28 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 -10 379 £45,000 - 82
South East -73 80 £50,000 - 17
London -7 71 £52,500 -4.54% 11
Yorkshire +17 66 £42,500 - 11
East of England +8 59 £50,000 +17.64% 13
West Yorkshire +1 40 £40,000 -13.97% 9
East Midlands +21 30 £45,000 +11.11% 5
South West -19 30 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Hertfordshire - 30 £50,000 - 1
Leeds +13 25 £40,000 -5.88% 6
North West -30 24 £42,500 - 15
West Midlands +4 22 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Scotland +9 19 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Manchester -9 18 £43,000 +1.17% 12
Hampshire -22 18 £50,000 +17.64% 1
City of London +10 17 £60,000 +2.12% 4
Bristol +7 17 £42,500 +17.24% 1
Surrey -17 17 £55,000 +4.76% 2
West Sussex +10 12 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Suffolk +7 12 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Berkshire -59 12 £47,500 +2.70% 6
St Albans - 12 £55,000 - 1
Leicestershire +32 11 £50,000 +25.00%
Northamptonshire 0 10 £40,500 -10.98% 1
Cambridgeshire -14 10 £52,500 +16.66% 9
Wakefield - 10 £38,500 - 2
Glasgow - 10 £41,250 -
Warwickshire - 10 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire +17 9 £40,000 - 2
Nottingham +16 9 £40,000 - 2

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 591 (71.29%) C#
2 468 (56.45%) .NET
3 403 (48.61%) JavaScript
4 392 (47.29%) SQL Server
5 383 (46.20%) Agile Software Development
6 342 (41.25%) ASP.NET
7 331 (39.93%) HTML
8 329 (39.69%) SQL
9 290 (34.98%) MVC
10 266 (32.09%) CSS
11 254 (30.64%) Software Engineering
12 235 (28.35%) Java
13 231 (27.86%) TDD
14 215 (25.93%) Microsoft
15 213 (25.69%) OO
16 202 (24.37%) C++
16 202 (24.37%) ASP.NET MVC
17 200 (24.13%) Scrum
18 196 (23.64%) jQuery
19 191 (23.04%) Degree
20 187 (22.56%) XML
21 170 (20.51%) .NET Framework
22 158 (19.06%) WCF
23 139 (16.77%) Finance
24 138 (16.65%) Web Services
25 132 (15.92%) Windows
26 126 (15.20%) Linux
27 122 (14.72%) Ajax
28 114 (13.75%) T-SQL
29 111 (13.39%) Unit Testing

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 52 (6.27%) IIS
2 40 (4.83%) SharePoint
3 27 (3.26%) Tomcat
4 23 (2.77%) Node.js
5 21 (2.53%) Confluence
6 18 (2.17%) nginx
7 17 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (2.05%) Apache
8 16 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (1.93%) Apache Solr
9 11 (1.33%) Gunicorn
9 11 (1.33%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.33%) GlassFish
10 9 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
10 9 (1.09%) JBoss
11 8 (0.97%) CMS
12 7 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.72%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.72%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.60%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 107 (12.91%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.93%) MS Office
3 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.60%) Line 500
3 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.24%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.12%) Summit
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Line 100
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.77%) SaaS
2 21 (2.53%) GitHub
2 21 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.77%) Internet
2 11 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.21%) HTTP
4 8 (0.97%) DNS
5 7 (0.84%) DHCP
6 6 (0.72%) WAN
6 6 (0.72%) Intranet
7 4 (0.48%) LAN
8 3 (0.36%) Firewall
8 3 (0.36%) Wireless
9 2 (0.24%) 3G
9 2 (0.24%) VoIP
10 1 (0.12%) PSTN
10 1 (0.12%) LDAP
10 1 (0.12%) GPRS
10 1 (0.12%) CTI
10 1 (0.12%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (47.29%) SQL Server
2 64 (7.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (7.00%) MySQL
4 43 (5.19%) Big Data
5 35 (4.22%) NoSQL
6 34 (4.10%) Relational Database
7 31 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (2.41%) Oracle Database
10 18 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (2.17%) Redis
11 17 (2.05%) RavenDB
12 16 (1.93%) MongoDB
12 16 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
13 15 (1.81%) Hadoop
14 12 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.60%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 98 (11.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 84 (10.13%) Visual Studio
3 74 (8.93%) NUnit
4 53 (6.39%) Git (software)
5 43 (5.19%) Subversion
6 34 (4.10%) TeamCity
7 33 (3.98%) Rhino Mocks
8 32 (3.86%) Cucumber
9 29 (3.50%) JUnit
10 28 (3.38%) JIRA
11 26 (3.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 24 (2.90%) Selenium
13 23 (2.77%) ReSharper
14 22 (2.65%) Maven
14 22 (2.65%) Moq
15 17 (2.05%) WATIR
15 17 (2.05%) Jenkins
16 16 (1.93%) MSBuild
17 15 (1.81%) MSTest
18 14 (1.69%) NCrunch
General
1 139 (16.77%) Finance
2 47 (5.67%) Retail
3 43 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 41 (4.95%) Automotive
5 31 (3.74%) Marketing
6 28 (3.38%) Banking
7 25 (3.02%) Aerospace
8 16 (1.93%) Back Office
9 10 (1.21%) Publishing
9 10 (1.21%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.84%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.72%) Games
11 6 (0.72%) Advertising
12 5 (0.60%) Legal
12 5 (0.60%) Front Office
13 4 (0.48%) Electronics
13 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.48%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.36%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 468 (56.45%) .NET
2 342 (41.25%) ASP.NET
3 331 (39.93%) HTML
4 266 (32.09%) CSS
5 202 (24.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 196 (23.64%) jQuery
7 187 (22.56%) XML
8 170 (20.51%) .NET Framework
9 158 (19.06%) WCF
10 138 (16.65%) Web Services
11 122 (14.72%) Ajax
12 89 (10.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 85 (10.25%) HTML5
14 81 (9.77%) LINQ
15 68 (8.20%) WPF
16 59 (7.12%) SOAP
17 57 (6.88%) RESTful
18 51 (6.15%) Spring
19 47 (5.67%) REST
20 44 (5.31%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.77%) Computer Science
2 49 (5.91%) Open Source
3 48 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
4 46 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (4.46%) Algorithms
6 23 (2.77%) User Experience
7 22 (2.65%) GIS
8 19 (2.29%) Mathematics
9 17 (2.05%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
10 14 (1.69%) Physics
11 13 (1.57%) N-Tier
12 11 (1.33%) Blackberry
12 11 (1.33%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.09%) MPEG
14 8 (0.97%) Data Integration
15 7 (0.84%) Device Driver
15 7 (0.84%) NHS
15 7 (0.84%) CUDA
16 6 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 132 (15.92%) Windows
2 126 (15.20%) Linux
3 50 (6.03%) UNIX
4 38 (4.58%) Android
5 35 (4.22%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.09%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.60%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.12%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (46.20%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (34.98%) MVC
3 254 (30.64%) Software Engineering
4 231 (27.86%) TDD
5 213 (25.69%) OO
6 200 (24.13%) Scrum
7 111 (13.39%) Unit Testing
8 101 (12.18%) Mentoring
9 88 (10.62%) OOD
10 86 (10.37%) Multithreading
11 78 (9.41%) OOP
12 77 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
13 69 (8.32%) UML
14 60 (7.24%) BDD
15 55 (6.63%) Web Development
16 46 (5.55%) E-Commerce
17 45 (5.43%) Project Management
18 44 (5.31%) Pair Programming
19 43 (5.19%) SOA
20 30 (3.62%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 591 (71.29%) C#
2 403 (48.61%) JavaScript
3 329 (39.69%) SQL
4 235 (28.35%) Java
5 202 (24.37%) C++
6 114 (13.75%) T-SQL
7 69 (8.32%) Python
7 69 (8.32%) C
8 64 (7.72%) VB.NET
9 48 (5.79%) VB
10 46 (5.55%) PHP
11 38 (4.58%) Ruby
12 19 (2.29%) VB6
12 19 (2.29%) PL/SQL
13 17 (2.05%) Groovy
13 17 (2.05%) XPath
14 13 (1.57%) Delphi
15 12 (1.45%) Perl
15 12 (1.45%) Objective-C
16 11 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 191 (23.04%) Degree
2 10 (1.21%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.72%) OCPJP
3 6 (0.72%) OCMJD
4 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.36%) PhD
6 2 (0.24%) OCPJWCD
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.24%) MCP
6 2 (0.24%) MCSD
7 1 (0.12%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.03%) QA
2 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.24%) TickIT
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.12%) GAMP
4 1 (0.12%) HL7
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (0.72%) Firmware
2 5 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (1.21%) logstash
2 8 (0.97%) Puppet
3 5 (0.60%) Kibana
3 5 (0.60%) Graphite
3 5 (0.60%) StatsD
4 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 215 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 100 (12.06%) Oracle
3 16 (1.93%) Endeca
4 13 (1.57%) RedPrairie
5 12 (1.45%) Google
6 11 (1.33%) Embarcadero
6 11 (1.33%) Twitter
7 8 (0.97%) Sun
8 7 (0.84%) Sage
9 6 (0.72%) TIBCO
9 6 (0.72%) HP
9 6 (0.72%) Wonderware
10 5 (0.60%) Infragistics
10 5 (0.60%) AccuRev
10 5 (0.60%) Sybase
10 5 (0.60%) SAP
10 5 (0.60%) Apple
10 5 (0.60%) New Relic
10 5 (0.60%) Telerik
11 4 (0.48%) Siemens
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 50 minutes ago
West Sussex
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sanger Institute
Posted: 3 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 21 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 22 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Keystream Resources Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harwell, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: Yesterday
London
RecruitmentRevolution.com
Salary: Excellent Salary Package + Full Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000
Posted: Yesterday