The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 525 528 543
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 455 383 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.36% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 418 350 368
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,850 £35,657 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -9 406 £45,000 - 60
South East +32 145 £45,000 -2.70% 10
London -59 99 £53,000 -3.63% 10
Berkshire +30 44 £52,500 +16.66% 3
East of England -39 38 £45,000 - 9
Scotland -4 33 £45,000 +2.85% 5
Reading +25 30 £50,000 +23.45% 2
North West +18 29 £42,500 +13.33% 13
East Sussex +10 27 £41,500 -7.77%
Brighton - 27 £41,500 -
Yorkshire -34 26 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Edinburgh -1 25 £50,000 +17.64%
South West -24 23 £45,000 +12.50% 6
East Midlands -8 21 £43,250 +15.33% 6
West Midlands +16 19 £32,000 -28.88% 4
City of London -31 19 £60,000 +14.28%
Buckinghamshire +12 18 £47,500 -5.94%
Oxfordshire -5 18 £45,000 +26.20% 3
Cambridgeshire -21 18 £44,000 -2.22% 6
Surrey -19 17 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Bristol -17 14 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Manchester +13 13 £42,500 -15.00% 9
West Yorkshire -39 13 £39,000 -5.45% 1
North Yorkshire -12 12 £45,000 +16.88% 2
Cambridge -17 12 £44,500 -1.11% 4
Hampshire -19 12 £45,500 +7.05% 1
Milton Keynes +10 11 £47,500 -5.94%
Suffolk -2 11 £40,000 +11.11% 2
Harrogate - 11 £45,000 -
Croydon - 11 £47,500 - 3

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 536 (58.97%) C#
1 536 (58.97%) .NET
2 361 (39.71%) ASP.NET
3 356 (39.16%) SQL
4 339 (37.29%) SQL Server
5 303 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 294 (32.34%) Software Engineering
7 275 (30.25%) HTML
8 247 (27.17%) Java
9 241 (26.51%) OO
10 224 (24.64%) Degree
11 204 (22.44%) WCF
12 203 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
13 194 (21.34%) MVC
14 188 (20.68%) CSS
15 173 (19.03%) Microsoft
16 168 (18.48%) Windows
17 154 (16.94%) jQuery
18 145 (15.95%) XML
19 144 (15.84%) Web Services
20 141 (15.51%) C++
20 141 (15.51%) Finance
21 138 (15.18%) TDD
21 138 (15.18%) WPF
22 134 (14.74%) Oracle
23 126 (13.86%) Computer Science
24 116 (12.76%) Scrum
25 108 (11.88%) .NET Framework
26 106 (11.66%) WinForms
27 100 (11.00%) ASP.NET MVC

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 38 (4.18%) Apache
1 38 (4.18%) Tomcat
2 20 (2.20%) IIS
3 16 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.99%) Apache Solr
5 8 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (0.88%) Node.js
6 7 (0.77%) MTS
6 7 (0.77%) DNN
7 6 (0.66%) CMS
8 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.33%) Lync
9 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.33%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.33%) SugarCRM
9 3 (0.33%) WordPress
9 3 (0.33%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.22%) nginx
10 2 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 85 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.77%) MS Office
3 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.22%) MS Project
4 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Mingle
5 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (0.77%) Magento
2 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.66%) Shopify
3 5 (0.55%) Summit
4 4 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.97%) SaaS
2 17 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.77%) GitHub
4 6 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.22%) Heroku
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.11%) Route 53
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.11%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.20%) HTTP
2 12 (1.32%) Internet
3 6 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.55%) Broadband
4 5 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.55%) Wireless
5 4 (0.44%) GPRS
5 4 (0.44%) UMTS
6 3 (0.33%) VoIP
6 3 (0.33%) SMS
7 1 (0.11%) ATM
7 1 (0.11%) Intranet
7 1 (0.11%) SSH
7 1 (0.11%) IGMP
7 1 (0.11%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (37.29%) SQL Server
2 67 (7.37%) Relational Database
3 61 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 60 (6.60%) MySQL
5 45 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 27 (2.97%) RDBMS
9 20 (2.20%) NoSQL
10 19 (2.09%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (1.87%) MongoDB
13 16 (1.76%) Big Data
14 15 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (1.21%) MarkLogic
17 10 (1.10%) BODI
17 10 (1.10%) Data Mining
18 9 (0.99%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 89 (9.79%) Visual Studio
2 46 (5.06%) Subversion
3 40 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (3.96%) Maven
5 34 (3.74%) Git (software)
6 31 (3.41%) JUnit
7 21 (2.31%) NUnit
8 19 (2.09%) JIRA
9 16 (1.76%) Jenkins
10 12 (1.32%) EasyMock
10 12 (1.32%) Artifactory
11 10 (1.10%) PHPUnit
12 9 (0.99%) GCC
12 9 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (0.88%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.77%) SpecFlow
15 6 (0.66%) Eclipse
16 5 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
16 5 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 4 (0.44%) Selenium
General
1 141 (15.51%) Finance
2 28 (3.08%) Retail
3 27 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 25 (2.75%) Back Office
5 18 (1.98%) Games
6 13 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.32%) Advertising
7 12 (1.32%) Banking
8 9 (0.99%) Multimedia
8 9 (0.99%) Marketing
9 8 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.55%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.44%) Billing
11 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.33%) Military
13 2 (0.22%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (58.97%) .NET
2 361 (39.71%) ASP.NET
3 275 (30.25%) HTML
4 204 (22.44%) WCF
5 188 (20.68%) CSS
6 154 (16.94%) jQuery
7 145 (15.95%) XML
8 144 (15.84%) Web Services
9 138 (15.18%) WPF
10 108 (11.88%) .NET Framework
11 106 (11.66%) WinForms
12 100 (11.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 97 (10.67%) Spring
14 83 (9.13%) HTML5
15 82 (9.02%) Hibernate
16 77 (8.47%) Ajax
17 55 (6.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 54 (5.94%) RESTful
19 51 (5.61%) J2EE
20 47 (5.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 126 (13.86%) Computer Science
2 49 (5.39%) Enterprise Software
3 34 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 30 (3.30%) Mathematics
5 19 (2.09%) Video on Demand
5 19 (2.09%) Physics
5 19 (2.09%) Open Source
6 17 (1.87%) Digital Media
7 16 (1.76%) EPoS
8 15 (1.65%) N-Tier
9 13 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
9 13 (1.43%) IPTV
10 12 (1.32%) Informatics
10 12 (1.32%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.21%) Grid Computing
11 11 (1.21%) MPEG
12 9 (0.99%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.99%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.99%) Visualisation
12 9 (0.99%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 168 (18.48%) Windows
2 99 (10.89%) Linux
3 65 (7.15%) UNIX
4 35 (3.85%) Android
5 28 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.77%) Windows Phone
6 7 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (0.55%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.44%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (32.34%) Software Engineering
2 241 (26.51%) OO
3 203 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
4 194 (21.34%) MVC
5 138 (15.18%) TDD
6 116 (12.76%) Scrum
7 71 (7.81%) Unit Testing
8 70 (7.70%) OOD
9 66 (7.26%) OOP
10 62 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (6.49%) E-Commerce
12 58 (6.38%) Multithreading
13 47 (5.17%) UML
14 45 (4.95%) Web Development
15 42 (4.62%) SOA
16 38 (4.18%) Pair Programming
17 36 (3.96%) Waterfall
18 35 (3.85%) BDD
19 33 (3.63%) User Stories
19 33 (3.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 536 (58.97%) C#
2 356 (39.16%) SQL
3 303 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 247 (27.17%) Java
5 141 (15.51%) C++
6 91 (10.01%) T-SQL
7 76 (8.36%) PHP
8 65 (7.15%) VB.NET
9 44 (4.84%) Python
10 34 (3.74%) C
11 32 (3.52%) VB
12 24 (2.64%) Perl
13 21 (2.31%) PL/SQL
14 20 (2.20%) Ruby
15 19 (2.09%) VB6
16 18 (1.98%) VBScript
17 14 (1.54%) XPath
18 13 (1.43%) Scala
19 12 (1.32%) XAML
20 7 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 224 (24.64%) Degree
2 26 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (1.98%) PhD
4 6 (0.66%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.66%) MCP
5 5 (0.55%) MCAD
5 5 (0.55%) HND
6 4 (0.44%) MCSD
7 3 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.22%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.22%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.61%) QA
2 8 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.55%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.33%) GAMP
5 2 (0.22%) HL7
5 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) WAI
6 1 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (0.55%) SCOM
2 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 173 (19.03%) Microsoft
2 134 (14.74%) Oracle
3 24 (2.64%) Zend
4 10 (1.10%) Google
4 10 (1.10%) Business Objects
5 9 (0.99%) JBoss
6 7 (0.77%) Sybase
7 6 (0.66%) TIBCO
8 5 (0.55%) Sun
9 4 (0.44%) Green Hills
9 4 (0.44%) Omniture
9 4 (0.44%) Infragistics
9 4 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.44%) Tableau
10 3 (0.33%) SAP
10 3 (0.33%) Apple
10 3 (0.33%) AccuRev
10 3 (0.33%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.22%) Telerik
11 2 (0.22%) VMware
Croydon, Surrey
networx
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Salary: Band 7 £30,764 - £40,558 pa
Posted: Yesterday
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Interact Consulting
Salary: 60-80k
Posted: 2 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Parker White Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum DOE Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Fixed Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
networx
Salary: Up to £65,000 (possibly more for exceptional experience)
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dundee, Angus
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago