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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 538 521 559
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 405 401 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.37% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.39% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 344 343 338
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -14 369 £48,000 +5.49% 72
London -32 93 £60,000 +14.28% 10
South East -10 84 £47,250 -5.50% 16
North West +12 43 £42,500 - 9
East of England -14 43 £50,000 +9.89% 8
South West -7 40 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Manchester +8 38 £42,500 - 7
Yorkshire -31 27 £45,000 +19.20% 10
Surrey -12 24 £50,000 - 4
West Midlands -16 24 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Scotland +1 23 £40,000 - 2
Hampshire -6 21 £47,500 +5.55% 8
West Yorkshire -38 20 £45,000 +18.42% 7
Hertfordshire +2 19 £50,000 -
City of London -7 18 £60,000 +14.28% 5
Somerset +1 17 £50,000 +21.21%
Cambridgeshire -23 16 £50,000 +10.49% 7
East Midlands -13 15 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Halifax - 15 £45,000 - 2
St Albans - 14 £50,000 -
Bristol +6 13 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Edinburgh -4 13 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Berkshire -14 12 £56,250 +25.00%
Cambridge -19 12 £50,000 +9.89% 5
Wales +4 11 £37,500 -8.53%
Portsmouth -20 11 £47,500 - 2
South Wales +15 10 £37,500 -8.53%
West Sussex +5 10 £40,000 -15.78%
Warwickshire +3 10 £47,500 - 1
Bath -6 10 £50,000 +11.11%

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 590 (66.97%) C#
2 534 (60.61%) .NET
3 432 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
4 397 (45.06%) JavaScript
5 387 (43.93%) SQL Server
6 379 (43.02%) ASP.NET
7 373 (42.34%) SQL
8 322 (36.55%) HTML
9 284 (32.24%) MVC
10 268 (30.42%) Software Engineering
11 253 (28.72%) CSS
12 245 (27.81%) OO
13 244 (27.70%) Java
14 221 (25.09%) Microsoft
15 205 (23.27%) WCF
16 204 (23.16%) jQuery
17 181 (20.54%) TDD
18 168 (19.07%) C++
18 168 (19.07%) Scrum
19 161 (18.27%) ASP.NET MVC
20 151 (17.14%) .NET Framework
21 148 (16.80%) Degree
22 146 (16.57%) Finance
23 140 (15.89%) Web Services
24 137 (15.55%) XML
25 135 (15.32%) OOD
26 132 (14.98%) Oracle
27 120 (13.62%) Linux
28 118 (13.39%) Windows
29 115 (13.05%) Mentoring

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 61 (6.92%) IIS
2 38 (4.31%) SharePoint
3 36 (4.09%) Tomcat
4 31 (3.52%) Node.js
5 24 (2.72%) Apache Solr
6 15 (1.70%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.59%) JBoss
8 13 (1.48%) Confluence
8 13 (1.48%) nginx
8 13 (1.48%) Gunicorn
9 12 (1.36%) Apache
10 10 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
11 9 (1.02%) CMS
12 7 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.57%) Lync
13 5 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.45%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 96 (10.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.11%) MS Project
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.23%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.29%) SaaS
2 20 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.93%) GitHub
4 8 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.23%) IaaS
6 2 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.61%) Internet
2 19 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.70%) HTTP
4 10 (1.14%) VoIP
5 9 (1.02%) Intranet
6 4 (0.45%) SSH
6 4 (0.45%) GPRS
6 4 (0.45%) GSM
7 3 (0.34%) LAN
7 3 (0.34%) PSTN
7 3 (0.34%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.34%) SMS
7 3 (0.34%) UMTS
7 3 (0.34%) WAN
7 3 (0.34%) Extranet
7 3 (0.34%) 3G
8 1 (0.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (43.93%) SQL Server
2 79 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (7.26%) MySQL
4 60 (6.81%) Relational Database
5 39 (4.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 36 (4.09%) Oracle Database
7 32 (3.63%) Big Data
8 25 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (2.72%) NoSQL
10 20 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (2.04%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.14%) Redis
13 10 (1.14%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.91%) RavenDB
14 8 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
16 5 (0.57%) DTS
17 4 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 110 (12.49%) Visual Studio
2 97 (11.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 66 (7.49%) NUnit
4 50 (5.68%) Subversion
5 43 (4.88%) Git (software)
6 31 (3.52%) Maven
7 25 (2.84%) Cucumber
7 25 (2.84%) Rhino Mocks
8 24 (2.72%) Selenium
9 20 (2.27%) JUnit
9 20 (2.27%) TeamCity
10 19 (2.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 19 (2.16%) MSTest
11 18 (2.04%) Jenkins
11 18 (2.04%) JIRA
12 14 (1.59%) ReSharper
13 13 (1.48%) WATIR
13 13 (1.48%) SpecFlow
14 12 (1.36%) Hudson
15 11 (1.25%) Moq
General
1 146 (16.57%) Finance
2 45 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 42 (4.77%) Retail
4 27 (3.06%) Games
5 23 (2.61%) Automotive
6 21 (2.38%) Marketing
7 16 (1.82%) Banking
8 10 (1.14%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.14%) Back Office
9 9 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.02%) Law
9 9 (1.02%) Legal
10 7 (0.79%) Publishing
11 6 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.68%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.45%) Music Industry
12 4 (0.45%) Front Office
12 4 (0.45%) Electronics
13 3 (0.34%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 534 (60.61%) .NET
2 379 (43.02%) ASP.NET
3 322 (36.55%) HTML
4 253 (28.72%) CSS
5 205 (23.27%) WCF
6 204 (23.16%) jQuery
7 161 (18.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 151 (17.14%) .NET Framework
9 140 (15.89%) Web Services
10 137 (15.55%) XML
11 109 (12.37%) HTML5
12 105 (11.92%) WPF
13 81 (9.19%) Ajax
14 76 (8.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 75 (8.51%) LINQ
16 71 (8.06%) WinForms
17 57 (6.47%) Spring
18 49 (5.56%) SOAP
18 49 (5.56%) REST
18 49 (5.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 101 (11.46%) Computer Science
2 50 (5.68%) Open Source
3 36 (4.09%) Algorithms
4 31 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (3.18%) Mathematics
7 22 (2.50%) User Experience
8 20 (2.27%) Physics
9 18 (2.04%) N-Tier
10 17 (1.93%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.48%) GIS
12 11 (1.25%) Device Driver
13 7 (0.79%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.79%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.68%) Social Media
14 6 (0.68%) Blog
14 6 (0.68%) Informatics
14 6 (0.68%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.68%) E-Learning
15 5 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 120 (13.62%) Linux
2 118 (13.39%) Windows
3 47 (5.33%) UNIX
4 24 (2.72%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.38%) Android
6 5 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.57%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.45%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.34%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (32.24%) MVC
3 268 (30.42%) Software Engineering
4 245 (27.81%) OO
5 181 (20.54%) TDD
6 168 (19.07%) Scrum
7 135 (15.32%) OOD
8 115 (13.05%) Mentoring
9 108 (12.26%) Unit Testing
10 72 (8.17%) OOP
11 69 (7.83%) SOA
12 65 (7.38%) Multithreading
13 64 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
14 60 (6.81%) Web Development
15 59 (6.70%) E-Commerce
16 57 (6.47%) UML
17 55 (6.24%) BDD
18 44 (4.99%) Project Management
19 32 (3.63%) Pair Programming
20 26 (2.95%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 590 (66.97%) C#
2 397 (45.06%) JavaScript
3 373 (42.34%) SQL
4 244 (27.70%) Java
5 168 (19.07%) C++
6 96 (10.90%) T-SQL
7 78 (8.85%) Python
8 73 (8.29%) VB.NET
9 61 (6.92%) C
9 61 (6.92%) PHP
10 57 (6.47%) VB
11 47 (5.33%) Ruby
12 24 (2.72%) VB6
13 19 (2.16%) TypeScript
14 18 (2.04%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.70%) Delphi
16 14 (1.59%) XPath
17 13 (1.48%) Perl
17 13 (1.48%) Embedded C
18 12 (1.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 148 (16.80%) Degree
2 22 (2.50%) PhD
3 19 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.25%) MCSD
5 7 (0.79%) MCAD
6 6 (0.68%) MCP
7 5 (0.57%) CCNP
7 5 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.45%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.23%) OCPJWCD
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.23%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.11%) MCTS
10 1 (0.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.54%) QA
2 7 (0.79%) SLA
3 2 (0.23%) GAMP
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.34%) Firmware
3 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (1.48%) logstash
2 11 (1.25%) Puppet
3 2 (0.23%) StatsD
3 2 (0.23%) Kibana
4 1 (0.11%) Nagios
4 1 (0.11%) SCCM
4 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.11%) Zenoss
4 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 221 (25.09%) Microsoft
2 132 (14.98%) Oracle
3 11 (1.25%) Endeca
4 10 (1.14%) Embarcadero
5 9 (1.02%) TIBCO
5 9 (1.02%) SAP
5 9 (1.02%) Sybase
5 9 (1.02%) Wonderware
6 8 (0.91%) RedPrairie
6 8 (0.91%) Google
7 7 (0.79%) Sun
7 7 (0.79%) Zend
8 6 (0.68%) Twitter
9 5 (0.57%) Siemens
9 5 (0.57%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.57%) Northgate
10 4 (0.45%) Sage
10 4 (0.45%) Sony
10 4 (0.45%) Toshiba
10 4 (0.45%) HP
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
CW JOBS
Salary: Dependant on experience
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £55000 to £75000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Talent Spa
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + pkg
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum + pension and excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago