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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 521 543 551
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 438 356 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.35% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 369 318 340
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,825 £37,100 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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
109613 101511 111389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88645 84193 95104
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 1 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 1 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
(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 +26 383 £45,250 -3.20% 54
London -43 102 £60,000 +17.07% 11
South East +35 96 £45,000 -10.00% 10
North West +35 57 £40,000 +1.26% 11
East of England -3 45 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Manchester +20 41 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Scotland -3 36 £42,000 +5.00% 7
West Midlands +14 29 £42,500 +6.25% 4
East Sussex -11 27 £41,500 -20.19%
Brighton -7 26 £41,500 -20.19%
Surrey +1 20 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire -53 20 £45,000 +5.88% 3
East Midlands -4 19 £40,000 - 1
Edinburgh +5 18 £45,000 +9.09% 6
Cambridgeshire -26 17 £50,000 +11.11% 4
City of London -29 17 £63,000 +26.00% 1
Glasgow 0 16 £40,000 -11.11% 1
South West -20 16 £47,500 +26.66% 5
Berkshire -2 15 £48,500 -0.51% 1
Kent - 14 £52,500 -
Hertfordshire +1 12 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North Yorkshire -10 12 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Cambridge -23 12 £50,000 +11.11% 4
West Yorkshire -48 11 £45,000 +5.88% 2
West Sussex -2 10 £40,000 -15.78% 3
York +6 9 £43,750 +25.00% 1
Birmingham +12 8 £42,500 +8.97%
Nottinghamshire +8 8 £40,000 +0.31%
Cheshire -6 8 £55,250 +47.33% 1
Somerset -15 8 £50,000 +11.11% 1

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 584 (63.48%) C#
2 564 (61.30%) .NET
3 394 (42.83%) SQL
4 393 (42.72%) ASP.NET
5 373 (40.54%) SQL Server
6 364 (39.57%) JavaScript
7 300 (32.61%) HTML
8 281 (30.54%) MVC
9 266 (28.91%) Software Engineering
10 265 (28.80%) OO
11 256 (27.83%) Java
12 235 (25.54%) Microsoft
13 232 (25.22%) CSS
14 221 (24.02%) WCF
15 218 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
16 197 (21.41%) jQuery
17 164 (17.83%) TDD
18 158 (17.17%) C++
19 147 (15.98%) Degree
19 147 (15.98%) Windows
20 145 (15.76%) Scrum
21 141 (15.33%) Finance
22 139 (15.11%) .NET Framework
23 138 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
24 133 (14.46%) Web Services
25 131 (14.24%) XML
25 131 (14.24%) Oracle
26 124 (13.48%) WPF
27 120 (13.04%) Linux
28 114 (12.39%) OOD

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 60 (6.52%) IIS
2 46 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 37 (4.02%) SharePoint
4 30 (3.26%) Node.js
5 27 (2.93%) Apache
6 24 (2.61%) Apache Solr
7 17 (1.85%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.09%) nginx
8 10 (1.09%) Gunicorn
8 10 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.87%) CMS
11 7 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (0.65%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.54%) Lync
13 5 (0.54%) DNN
13 5 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.33%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 77 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.65%) MS Office
3 3 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) MS Project
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.43%) Magento
2 4 (0.43%) Shopify
3 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.15%) SaaS
2 24 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.07%) GitHub
4 15 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.22%) PaaS
6 2 (0.22%) Heroku
6 2 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.17%) HTTP
2 18 (1.96%) Internet
3 16 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.98%) VoIP
4 9 (0.98%) Intranet
5 5 (0.54%) SSH
5 5 (0.54%) GPRS
6 4 (0.43%) GSM
6 4 (0.43%) UMTS
7 3 (0.33%) Extranet
7 3 (0.33%) 3G
7 3 (0.33%) LAN
7 3 (0.33%) PSTN
7 3 (0.33%) SMS
7 3 (0.33%) WAN
7 3 (0.33%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (40.54%) SQL Server
2 80 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 74 (8.04%) MySQL
4 65 (7.07%) Relational Database
5 41 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 38 (4.13%) Oracle Database
7 28 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (2.61%) MongoDB
9 22 (2.39%) NoSQL
10 21 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (2.17%) Big Data
12 19 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (1.41%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.20%) Redis
15 10 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (0.98%) MarkLogic
17 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 7 (0.76%) Hadoop
19 6 (0.65%) DTS
20 4 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 104 (11.30%) Visual Studio
2 70 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (5.76%) Subversion
4 44 (4.78%) NUnit
5 37 (4.02%) Git (software)
6 36 (3.91%) Maven
7 20 (2.17%) Selenium
8 19 (2.07%) Jenkins
9 17 (1.85%) SpecFlow
10 16 (1.74%) MSTest
11 15 (1.63%) Rhino Mocks
12 14 (1.52%) Cucumber
12 14 (1.52%) JUnit
12 14 (1.52%) JIRA
13 13 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
14 10 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 9 (0.98%) Hudson
16 6 (0.65%) NDepend
16 6 (0.65%) Jasmine
17 5 (0.54%) Redmine
General
1 141 (15.33%) Finance
2 35 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.59%) Games
3 33 (3.59%) Retail
4 20 (2.17%) Marketing
5 16 (1.74%) Banking
6 14 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.20%) Automotive
8 10 (1.09%) Back Office
9 8 (0.87%) Law
9 8 (0.87%) Legal
10 7 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.76%) Advertising
10 7 (0.76%) Publishing
10 7 (0.76%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.54%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.43%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 564 (61.30%) .NET
2 393 (42.72%) ASP.NET
3 300 (32.61%) HTML
4 232 (25.22%) CSS
5 221 (24.02%) WCF
6 197 (21.41%) jQuery
7 139 (15.11%) .NET Framework
8 138 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 133 (14.46%) Web Services
10 131 (14.24%) XML
11 124 (13.48%) WPF
12 100 (10.87%) WinForms
13 92 (10.00%) HTML5
14 70 (7.61%) Spring
15 67 (7.28%) LINQ
16 62 (6.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 60 (6.52%) Ajax
18 58 (6.30%) REST
19 49 (5.33%) Hibernate
20 44 (4.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (12.17%) Computer Science
2 52 (5.65%) Open Source
3 46 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (4.13%) Mathematics
5 24 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 23 (2.50%) Physics
7 16 (1.74%) N-Tier
8 13 (1.41%) Informatics
9 11 (1.20%) Device Driver
10 10 (1.09%) GIS
11 8 (0.87%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.87%) Social Media
12 7 (0.76%) Semantic Web
13 6 (0.65%) Blog
13 6 (0.65%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.65%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.54%) Video on Demand
14 5 (0.54%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 147 (15.98%) Windows
2 120 (13.04%) Linux
3 51 (5.54%) UNIX
4 19 (2.07%) Android
5 16 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.54%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (0.43%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.11%) Solaris
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (30.54%) MVC
2 266 (28.91%) Software Engineering
3 265 (28.80%) OO
4 218 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
5 164 (17.83%) TDD
6 145 (15.76%) Scrum
7 114 (12.39%) OOD
8 96 (10.43%) Unit Testing
9 77 (8.37%) OOP
10 75 (8.15%) SOA
11 59 (6.41%) UML
12 57 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
13 56 (6.09%) Web Development
14 55 (5.98%) E-Commerce
15 51 (5.54%) Multithreading
15 51 (5.54%) BDD
16 41 (4.46%) Project Management
17 32 (3.48%) Pair Programming
18 29 (3.15%) CRM
19 28 (3.04%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 584 (63.48%) C#
2 394 (42.83%) SQL
3 364 (39.57%) JavaScript
4 256 (27.83%) Java
5 158 (17.17%) C++
6 96 (10.43%) T-SQL
7 76 (8.26%) Python
8 72 (7.83%) PHP
9 68 (7.39%) VB.NET
10 50 (5.43%) C
11 46 (5.00%) VB
12 40 (4.35%) Ruby
13 25 (2.72%) Perl
14 23 (2.50%) VB6
15 21 (2.28%) TypeScript
16 18 (1.96%) PL/SQL
17 17 (1.85%) VBScript
18 14 (1.52%) Scala
19 13 (1.41%) XPath
19 13 (1.41%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 147 (15.98%) Degree
2 35 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (3.70%) PhD
4 15 (1.63%) MCSD
5 12 (1.30%) MCAD
6 11 (1.20%) MCP
7 5 (0.54%) CCNP
7 5 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.43%) 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 31 (3.37%) QA
2 7 (0.76%) SLA
3 2 (0.22%) GAMP
System Software
1 3 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (1.20%) Puppet
1 11 (1.20%) logstash
2 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.11%) Nagios
2 1 (0.11%) SCCM
2 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.11%) Zenoss
2 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 235 (25.54%) Microsoft
2 131 (14.24%) Oracle
3 17 (1.85%) JBoss
4 15 (1.63%) 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
9 6 (0.65%) Embarcadero
10 5 (0.54%) Siemens
10 5 (0.54%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.54%) Sun
10 5 (0.54%) Northgate
10 5 (0.54%) Twitter
11 4 (0.43%) Sage
11 4 (0.43%) Sony
11 4 (0.43%) Toshiba
11 4 (0.43%) HP
11 4 (0.43%) Business Objects
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £55000 to £75000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
IT Connections
Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 3 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ARM Technology
Salary: £45 - £55 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Technology Recruitment Network Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago