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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 552 526 553
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 368 427 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 330 357 315
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,525 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +6 351 £50,000 +6.95% 53
South East +38 128 £55,000 +22.22% 15
London +7 96 £55,000 -8.33% 14
Berkshire +49 50 £55,000 +13.40% 7
Hampshire +57 38 £55,000 +15.78% 6
South West +3 30 £50,000 +5.26% 6
East of England -2 30 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East Midlands +16 21 £40,000 - 3
Nottinghamshire +1 20 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Reading +29 19 £52,500 +11.11% 3
Wokingham +12 18 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Surrey +15 17 £55,000 +10.00%
Southampton - 17 £57,500 - 2
Walton-on-Thames - 15 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +7 14 £45,000 - 5
Portsmouth - 14 £50,000 - 2
North West -44 13 £52,500 +29.62% 5
West Yorkshire +5 12 £45,000 - 4
Hertfordshire -2 12 £45,000 -10.00%
West Midlands -6 12 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Bristol -7 12 £65,000 +36.84% 3
Cambridge +17 11 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 11 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 11 £45,000 - 1
Nottingham 0 10 £45,000 +22.44% 1
Manchester -23 8 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Milton Keynes - 8 £45,000 -
Ealing - 8 £57,500 -
Croydon +9 7 £47,500 -13.63%
Oxfordshire +8 7 £65,000 -7.14%

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 552 (68.57%) C#
2 504 (62.61%) .NET
3 414 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
4 375 (46.58%) JavaScript
5 353 (43.85%) ASP.NET
6 352 (43.73%) SQL Server
7 326 (40.50%) SQL
8 322 (40.00%) HTML
9 310 (38.51%) MVC
10 256 (31.80%) CSS
11 230 (28.57%) jQuery
12 229 (28.45%) OO
13 218 (27.08%) Degree
14 212 (26.34%) Java
15 210 (26.09%) TDD
16 209 (25.96%) Software Engineering
17 187 (23.23%) ASP.NET MVC
18 171 (21.24%) Web Services
19 165 (20.50%) XML
20 163 (20.25%) C++
21 161 (20.00%) Scrum
22 159 (19.75%) Windows
23 149 (18.51%) Microsoft
24 140 (17.39%) Computer Science
25 137 (17.02%) .NET Framework
26 129 (16.02%) Finance
26 129 (16.02%) Team Foundation Server
27 125 (15.53%) SDLC
28 121 (15.03%) Visual Studio
29 107 (13.29%) OOP

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 27 (3.35%) Node.js
2 18 (2.24%) CMS
3 15 (1.86%) Apache
3 15 (1.86%) IIS
4 13 (1.61%) JBoss
4 13 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (1.49%) Umbraco
6 10 (1.24%) DNN
6 10 (1.24%) Kentico
7 7 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.87%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.62%) WordPress
8 5 (0.62%) Tornado
9 4 (0.50%) nginx
10 2 (0.25%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.25%) Drupal
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 31 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.75%) MS Office
3 4 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 9 (1.12%) Sophis RISQUE
2 6 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.25%) Magento
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.11%) SaaS
4 6 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.37%) GitHub
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.48%) Internet
1 20 (2.48%) Network Security
2 18 (2.24%) HTTP
3 9 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.99%) SMTP
5 6 (0.75%) FTP
5 6 (0.75%) SMPP
6 3 (0.37%) LTE
6 3 (0.37%) Broadband
6 3 (0.37%) GSM
6 3 (0.37%) UMTS
6 3 (0.37%) WAN
7 2 (0.25%) LDAP
7 2 (0.25%) SSL
8 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.12%) AMQP
8 1 (0.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (43.73%) SQL Server
2 64 (7.95%) MySQL
3 63 (7.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 58 (7.20%) Relational Database
5 54 (6.71%) NoSQL
6 50 (6.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 46 (5.71%) MongoDB
8 40 (4.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 39 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (3.11%) Redis
11 22 (2.73%) RDBMS
12 18 (2.24%) Big Data
12 18 (2.24%) Oracle Database
13 17 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (1.24%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 129 (16.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 121 (15.03%) Visual Studio
3 59 (7.33%) Git (software)
4 39 (4.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 35 (4.35%) Maven
6 34 (4.22%) NUnit
7 24 (2.98%) Eclipse
7 24 (2.98%) Jenkins
8 22 (2.73%) JUnit
9 21 (2.61%) ReSharper
10 19 (2.36%) JIRA
10 19 (2.36%) Subversion
11 13 (1.61%) SpecFlow
12 11 (1.37%) Hudson
12 11 (1.37%) Ant
12 11 (1.37%) Selenium
13 9 (1.12%) Gradle
13 9 (1.12%) Artifactory
14 8 (0.99%) Moq
15 7 (0.87%) TeamCity
General
1 129 (16.02%) Finance
2 65 (8.07%) Telecoms
3 45 (5.59%) Aerospace
3 45 (5.59%) Automotive
4 42 (5.22%) Retail
5 31 (3.85%) Marketing
6 28 (3.48%) Games
7 27 (3.35%) Back Office
8 19 (2.36%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.99%) Advertising
10 14 (1.74%) Banking
11 9 (1.12%) Legal
12 7 (0.87%) Electronics
13 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.62%) Publishing
14 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Military
15 1 (0.12%) Front Office
15 1 (0.12%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 504 (62.61%) .NET
2 353 (43.85%) ASP.NET
3 322 (40.00%) HTML
4 256 (31.80%) CSS
5 230 (28.57%) jQuery
6 187 (23.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 171 (21.24%) Web Services
8 165 (20.50%) XML
9 137 (17.02%) .NET Framework
10 99 (12.30%) HTML5
11 97 (12.05%) Ajax
12 81 (10.06%) AngularJS
13 76 (9.44%) SOAP
14 72 (8.94%) WCF
15 69 (8.57%) Spring
16 67 (8.32%) Entity Framework
17 53 (6.58%) Hibernate
18 46 (5.71%) XSLT
19 44 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 43 (5.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 140 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 52 (6.46%) Mathematics
3 46 (5.71%) Algorithms
4 43 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (4.84%) Physics
6 27 (3.35%) Mobile App
7 21 (2.61%) User Experience
8 20 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (2.48%) RIA
9 17 (2.11%) Visualisation
9 17 (2.11%) Digital Media
10 16 (1.99%) 3D Graphics
11 15 (1.86%) N-Tier
12 13 (1.61%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.61%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.37%) E-Learning
14 9 (1.12%) BYOD
15 8 (0.99%) Web 2.0
16 7 (0.87%) Statistics
17 6 (0.75%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 159 (19.75%) Windows
2 100 (12.42%) Linux
3 42 (5.22%) Android
4 38 (4.72%) Apple iOS
5 33 (4.10%) UNIX
6 14 (1.74%) Mac OS X
7 10 (1.24%) Windows Phone
8 8 (0.99%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.25%) Solaris
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.25%) CentOS
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (38.51%) MVC
3 229 (28.45%) OO
4 210 (26.09%) TDD
5 209 (25.96%) Software Engineering
6 161 (20.00%) Scrum
7 125 (15.53%) SDLC
8 107 (13.29%) OOP
9 74 (9.19%) Unit Testing
10 73 (9.07%) Mentoring
11 69 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
12 64 (7.95%) UML
12 64 (7.95%) Software Architecture
13 54 (6.71%) BDD
14 52 (6.46%) OOD
15 50 (6.21%) Project Management
16 47 (5.84%) Web Development
17 39 (4.84%) E-Commerce
18 37 (4.60%) Multithreading
19 33 (4.10%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 552 (68.57%) C#
2 375 (46.58%) JavaScript
3 326 (40.50%) SQL
4 212 (26.34%) Java
5 163 (20.25%) C++
6 100 (12.42%) T-SQL
7 77 (9.57%) Python
8 63 (7.83%) C
9 56 (6.96%) VB.NET
10 37 (4.60%) VB
11 35 (4.35%) PHP
12 31 (3.85%) Ruby
13 24 (2.98%) Perl
14 23 (2.86%) TypeScript
15 22 (2.73%) Groovy
15 22 (2.73%) Objective-C
16 18 (2.24%) Scala
17 13 (1.61%) VB6
18 12 (1.49%) XQuery
19 10 (1.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 218 (27.08%) Degree
2 7 (0.87%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.25%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.12%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.12%) MOS
5 1 (0.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (8.70%) QA
2 19 (2.36%) GAMP
3 7 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.37%) TickIT
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.37%) Docker
3 2 (0.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (0.99%) WMI
2 8 (0.99%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 8 (0.99%) SCCM
3 7 (0.87%) Puppet
4 6 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.25%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.12%) StatsD
6 1 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 149 (18.51%) Microsoft
2 89 (11.06%) Oracle
3 16 (1.99%) Xamarin
4 14 (1.74%) VMware
5 13 (1.61%) Sitecore
6 12 (1.49%) EPiServer
7 11 (1.37%) Sybase
8 9 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.12%) TOWER Software
8 9 (1.12%) Perforce
9 8 (0.99%) Apple
10 7 (0.87%) SAP
11 6 (0.75%) Tableau
11 6 (0.75%) Google
12 5 (0.62%) StreamBase
12 5 (0.62%) Cisco
12 5 (0.62%) IBM
12 5 (0.62%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.62%) Adobe
13 4 (0.50%) LANDesk
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Outsource UK
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Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
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ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Talent Spa
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
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Salary: £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
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Salary: 45-65k
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Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent + benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum + dependent on experience
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