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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 504 527 513
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 521 515 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.47% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.48% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 473 459 541
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £38,875 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 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 30 April 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
(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 -4 474 £50,000 +11.11% 72
South East +83 171 £52,500 +10.52% 20
London -16 116 £65,000 +18.18% 20
Hampshire +19 49 £50,000 +17.64% 7
East of England -3 42 £51,925 +9.31% 7
Surrey +25 39 £55,000 - 5
South West +25 36 £47,500 +11.76% 6
West Sussex +14 33 £47,500 +3.82% 1
West Midlands -18 33 £42,500 +6.25% 2
North West +24 29 £50,000 +17.64% 6
Berkshire +22 28 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Manchester +3 24 £50,000 +16.27% 4
Yorkshire -13 22 £41,500 -2.35% 5
Reigate +4 20 £55,000 -18.51% 1
Warwickshire +3 20 £41,750 -20.47% 1
Warwick - 19 £45,000 - 1
Cambridge -2 18 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 18 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Reading +21 17 £52,500 - 2
Bristol +11 17 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Southampton +8 17 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Burgess Hill - 17 £47,500 - 1
City of London +42 16 £47,500 -20.83% 2
East Midlands -34 16 £47,000 +4.44% 5
Wales +11 15 £40,000 -8.57% 1
Oxfordshire -3 12 £53,750 -2.27% 1
South Wales +10 11 £40,000 -8.57% 1
Fareham +6 11 £45,000 -7.69% 1
Ealing +3 11 £67,500 -
Cardiff +1 11 £40,000 -8.57%

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 622 (65.89%) C#
2 562 (59.53%) .NET
3 490 (51.91%) JavaScript
4 482 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
5 442 (46.82%) HTML
6 432 (45.76%) SQL Server
7 388 (41.10%) SQL
7 388 (41.10%) CSS
8 358 (37.92%) Software Engineering
9 349 (36.97%) MVC
10 335 (35.49%) ASP.NET
11 253 (26.80%) jQuery
12 229 (24.26%) Degree
13 227 (24.05%) Finance
14 219 (23.20%) Java
15 211 (22.35%) TDD
16 209 (22.14%) OO
17 206 (21.82%) Microsoft
18 190 (20.13%) Scrum
19 187 (19.81%) ASP.NET MVC
20 180 (19.07%) Web Services
21 173 (18.33%) C++
22 172 (18.22%) WCF
23 167 (17.69%) .NET Framework
23 167 (17.69%) XML
24 163 (17.27%) Windows
25 145 (15.36%) T-SQL
26 134 (14.19%) Computer Science
27 131 (13.88%) HTML5
27 131 (13.88%) SDLC

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 50 (5.30%) Node.js
2 29 (3.07%) IIS
3 27 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 26 (2.75%) Tomcat
5 20 (2.12%) JBoss
6 18 (1.91%) Apache
7 16 (1.69%) NServiceBus
8 14 (1.48%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.38%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.85%) CMS
10 8 (0.85%) SAS
11 7 (0.74%) Mule
11 7 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.64%) GlassFish
13 5 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.42%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.42%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.42%) Drupal
14 4 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
15 3 (0.32%) WildFly
Applications
1 110 (11.65%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.21%) MS Office
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
1 7 (0.74%) Pegasus Opera
2 5 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.32%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 75 (7.94%) SaaS
2 42 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.06%) IaaS
5 9 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.74%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.74%) GitHub
6 7 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.74%) PaaS
7 5 (0.53%) Force.com
8 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.56%) Internet
2 15 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.48%) Wireshark
4 7 (0.74%) ATM
5 3 (0.32%) DHCP
5 3 (0.32%) DNS
6 2 (0.21%) Broadband
6 2 (0.21%) HTTP
6 2 (0.21%) Skype
6 2 (0.21%) VPN
7 1 (0.11%) ASN.1
7 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.11%) RS-232
7 1 (0.11%) SMTP
7 1 (0.11%) SSL
7 1 (0.11%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 432 (45.76%) SQL Server
2 92 (9.75%) Relational Database
3 73 (7.73%) NoSQL
4 54 (5.72%) MySQL
5 53 (5.61%) RDBMS
6 52 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 44 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 28 (2.97%) MongoDB
11 26 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
12 22 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (1.69%) Oracle Database
15 15 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (1.38%) Big Data
17 12 (1.27%) RavenDB
18 11 (1.17%) Event Store
19 10 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
19 10 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 121 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 110 (11.65%) Visual Studio
3 63 (6.67%) Subversion
4 53 (5.61%) JIRA
5 50 (5.30%) NUnit
6 47 (4.98%) Git (software)
7 45 (4.77%) Selenium
8 39 (4.13%) Jenkins
9 34 (3.60%) Maven
10 26 (2.75%) TeamCity
11 23 (2.44%) JUnit
12 18 (1.91%) Rhino Mocks
13 17 (1.80%) MSTest
14 15 (1.59%) Eclipse
15 14 (1.48%) Fiddler
16 12 (1.27%) Jasmine
17 11 (1.17%) Hudson
17 11 (1.17%) Moq
17 11 (1.17%) SpecFlow
18 10 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 227 (24.05%) Finance
2 54 (5.72%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.71%) Banking
3 35 (3.71%) Games
4 30 (3.18%) Retail
5 23 (2.44%) Back Office
6 20 (2.12%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.91%) Advertising
7 18 (1.91%) Marketing
8 14 (1.48%) Automotive
9 12 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.17%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.64%) Electronics
11 6 (0.64%) Publishing
12 5 (0.53%) Legal
12 5 (0.53%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.32%) Front Office
14 2 (0.21%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 562 (59.53%) .NET
2 442 (46.82%) HTML
3 388 (41.10%) CSS
4 335 (35.49%) ASP.NET
5 253 (26.80%) jQuery
6 187 (19.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 180 (19.07%) Web Services
8 172 (18.22%) WCF
9 167 (17.69%) .NET Framework
9 167 (17.69%) XML
10 131 (13.88%) HTML5
11 121 (12.82%) JSON
12 119 (12.61%) ASP.NET Web API
13 105 (11.12%) Entity Framework
14 101 (10.70%) Ajax
15 89 (9.43%) AngularJS
16 82 (8.69%) Spring
17 75 (7.94%) SOAP
18 72 (7.63%) REST
19 67 (7.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 134 (14.19%) Computer Science
2 92 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (7.73%) Mathematics
4 60 (6.36%) Enterprise Software
4 60 (6.36%) Mobile App
5 33 (3.50%) Algorithms
6 22 (2.33%) User Experience
7 17 (1.80%) Digital Media
7 17 (1.80%) Driving Licence
8 14 (1.48%) N-Tier
8 14 (1.48%) Reinsurance
9 11 (1.17%) iPad
10 10 (1.06%) Statistics
11 9 (0.95%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.95%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (0.74%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.74%) EFT
14 6 (0.64%) Internet of Things
15 5 (0.53%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 163 (17.27%) Windows
2 84 (8.90%) Linux
3 58 (6.14%) Android
4 47 (4.98%) Apple iOS
5 38 (4.03%) Unix
6 22 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
7 11 (1.17%) Mac OS X
8 8 (0.85%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.64%) CentOS
10 4 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Fedora
13 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (37.92%) Software Engineering
3 349 (36.97%) MVC
4 211 (22.35%) TDD
5 209 (22.14%) OO
6 190 (20.13%) Scrum
7 131 (13.88%) SDLC
8 122 (12.92%) Unit Testing
9 114 (12.08%) Mentoring
10 113 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
11 100 (10.59%) Web Development
12 69 (7.31%) BDD
13 63 (6.67%) Multithreading
14 61 (6.46%) OOP
14 61 (6.46%) Software Architecture
15 56 (5.93%) SOA
16 55 (5.83%) DevOps
17 54 (5.72%) Automated Testing
18 50 (5.30%) Kanban
19 44 (4.66%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 622 (65.89%) C#
2 490 (51.91%) JavaScript
3 388 (41.10%) SQL
4 219 (23.20%) Java
5 173 (18.33%) C++
6 145 (15.36%) T-SQL
7 80 (8.47%) VB.NET
8 52 (5.51%) Python
9 42 (4.45%) C
10 35 (3.71%) PHP
11 32 (3.39%) Objective-C
12 28 (2.97%) Ruby
12 28 (2.97%) VB
13 24 (2.54%) PowerShell
14 22 (2.33%) F#
15 15 (1.59%) XPath
16 13 (1.38%) Perl
16 13 (1.38%) Scala
17 12 (1.27%) MATLAB
18 11 (1.17%) R
Qualifications
1 229 (24.26%) Degree
2 45 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (1.38%) MCPD
3 13 (1.38%) MCTS
4 10 (1.06%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.42%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.32%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.21%) MCSD
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.21%) PhD
9 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) MCAD
9 1 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (11.76%) QA
2 4 (0.42%) GAMP
3 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.74%) Docker
3 5 (0.53%) Firmware
4 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.21%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (1.38%) Puppet
2 2 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.21%) logstash
2 2 (0.21%) MOM
2 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.21%) StatsD
3 1 (0.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 206 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 79 (8.37%) Oracle
3 24 (2.54%) Google
3 24 (2.54%) TOWER Software
4 20 (2.12%) VMware
5 9 (0.95%) Apple
6 7 (0.74%) Pegasus
6 7 (0.74%) Sage
6 7 (0.74%) webMethods
6 7 (0.74%) WSO2
7 6 (0.64%) IBM
7 6 (0.64%) MuleSoft
7 6 (0.64%) Sun
7 6 (0.64%) Twitter
8 5 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.53%) SAP
8 5 (0.53%) Telerik
9 4 (0.42%) Adobe
9 4 (0.42%) Borland
9 4 (0.42%) Facebook
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Salary: Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Resource Management
Salary: £50000 - £54000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + 30 days holiday + excellent benefi
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Rockfield
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Antrim, County Antrim
Realtime Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Antrim, County Antrim
Realtime Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Relocation Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + benefits including unlimited holidays and fr
Posted: 3 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Affecto Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits inc pension & share optio
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Yoh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago