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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 503 521 555
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 446 435 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.39% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.41% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 395 392 325
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £44,875 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.29% +5.58%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +19 409 £45,000 - 59
London +48 99 £52,500 -0.94% 13
South East -47 92 £47,500 +3.26% 7
Yorkshire +25 57 £42,500 +3.03% 4
East of England +25 46 £52,500 +28.04% 7
North West +11 42 £42,500 - 8
East Midlands +40 36 £41,500 -2.35% 6
West Yorkshire +8 31 £40,000 - 3
Manchester +20 29 £43,000 +1.17% 6
Scotland +13 24 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Nottinghamshire +20 23 £42,000 -1.17% 1
Hampshire +14 23 £42,500 -6.33%
Nottingham +10 20 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Surrey +6 19 £53,750 -2.27% 4
West Midlands -21 19 £41,250 +3.12% 7
South West -27 18 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Berkshire -35 18 £50,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +13 17 £52,500 +28.04% 3
City of London +7 17 £56,250 -6.63% 2
Leeds +12 16 £40,000 -3.03% 1
Glasgow +21 13 £39,000 -13.33%
Cambridge +11 13 £52,500 +29.62% 2
Suffolk +9 12 £50,000 +25.00% 4
West Sussex - 12 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire +10 11 £60,000 +23.07%
Southampton 0 11 £42,500 -15.00%
Bristol -5 11 £42,500 -5.55% 1
East Sussex -32 10 £40,000 -3.61%
Altrincham +1 9 £42,500 - 1
Cheshire 0 9 £37,500 -0.66% 2

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 628 (72.52%) C#
2 508 (58.66%) .NET
3 420 (48.50%) SQL Server
4 398 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
5 394 (45.50%) JavaScript
6 384 (44.34%) ASP.NET
7 342 (39.49%) HTML
8 321 (37.07%) SQL
9 303 (34.99%) MVC
10 275 (31.76%) CSS
11 237 (27.37%) TDD
12 231 (26.67%) OO
13 229 (26.44%) Microsoft
14 228 (26.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 220 (25.40%) Java
16 213 (24.60%) jQuery
17 210 (24.25%) Software Engineering
18 201 (23.21%) Degree
19 191 (22.06%) C++
20 188 (21.71%) XML
21 180 (20.79%) Scrum
21 180 (20.79%) .NET Framework
22 151 (17.44%) WCF
23 143 (16.51%) Ajax
23 143 (16.51%) Windows
24 136 (15.70%) Finance
25 127 (14.67%) Web Services
26 118 (13.63%) Unit Testing
27 112 (12.93%) Team Foundation Server
28 110 (12.70%) Linux

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 48 (5.54%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.97%) IIS
3 24 (2.77%) Apache
4 23 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
5 20 (2.31%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.08%) Confluence
7 16 (1.85%) Node.js
8 14 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.27%) nginx
9 11 (1.27%) GlassFish
10 10 (1.15%) CMS
11 8 (0.92%) JBoss
12 7 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.69%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.69%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.58%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.58%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.58%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.46%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 94 (10.85%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.85%) MS Office
3 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.58%) Line 500
3 4 (0.46%) Sophis RISQUE
4 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Line 100
5 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (2.54%) SaaS
3 11 (1.27%) GitHub
4 7 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.08%) Internet
2 12 (1.39%) HTTP
3 10 (1.15%) WAN
4 8 (0.92%) DNS
5 7 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.81%) DHCP
6 3 (0.35%) LDAP
6 3 (0.35%) Firewall
6 3 (0.35%) Wireless
6 3 (0.35%) LAN
7 2 (0.23%) SSL
7 2 (0.23%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.12%) Broadband
8 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.12%) CTI
8 1 (0.12%) Intranet
8 1 (0.12%) 3G
8 1 (0.12%) Network Security
8 1 (0.12%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (48.50%) SQL Server
2 73 (8.43%) MySQL
3 67 (7.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 42 (4.85%) Relational Database
5 39 (4.50%) NoSQL
6 33 (3.81%) Big Data
7 29 (3.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 27 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (3.00%) Redis
10 20 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (2.19%) MongoDB
12 17 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (1.62%) RavenDB
15 13 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (1.50%) RDBMS
16 12 (1.39%) MarkLogic
17 9 (1.04%) Hadoop
17 9 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 112 (12.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 102 (11.78%) Visual Studio
3 66 (7.62%) NUnit
4 46 (5.31%) Git (software)
5 28 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 27 (3.12%) JUnit
6 27 (3.12%) Rhino Mocks
7 26 (3.00%) Subversion
8 25 (2.89%) JIRA
9 19 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 19 (2.19%) Moq
10 18 (2.08%) Cucumber
10 18 (2.08%) ReSharper
11 15 (1.73%) Maven
11 15 (1.73%) Selenium
11 15 (1.73%) CruiseControl
12 13 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (1.39%) MSBuild
14 11 (1.27%) Jenkins
14 11 (1.27%) NCrunch
General
1 136 (15.70%) Finance
2 47 (5.43%) Retail
3 39 (4.50%) Automotive
4 29 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 28 (3.23%) Aerospace
5 28 (3.23%) Marketing
6 27 (3.12%) Banking
7 12 (1.39%) Back Office
8 11 (1.27%) Publishing
8 11 (1.27%) Games
9 9 (1.04%) Advertising
10 6 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.58%) Electronics
11 5 (0.58%) Front Office
11 5 (0.58%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.46%) Military
13 3 (0.35%) Legal
14 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (58.66%) .NET
2 384 (44.34%) ASP.NET
3 342 (39.49%) HTML
4 275 (31.76%) CSS
5 228 (26.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 213 (24.60%) jQuery
7 188 (21.71%) XML
8 180 (20.79%) .NET Framework
9 151 (17.44%) WCF
10 143 (16.51%) Ajax
11 127 (14.67%) Web Services
12 94 (10.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 92 (10.62%) HTML5
14 81 (9.35%) LINQ
15 68 (7.85%) WPF
16 53 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 52 (6.00%) WinForms
17 52 (6.00%) XSLT
18 50 (5.77%) SOAP
19 48 (5.54%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.51%) Computer Science
2 63 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.77%) Open Source
4 49 (5.66%) Algorithms
5 44 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
6 40 (4.62%) Mathematics
7 33 (3.81%) User Experience
8 27 (3.12%) Physics
9 17 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.85%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.73%) GIS
12 13 (1.50%) N-Tier
13 12 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (1.15%) Statistics
15 9 (1.04%) E-Learning
15 9 (1.04%) MPEG
15 9 (1.04%) Digital Media
16 8 (0.92%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.92%) Telematics
16 8 (0.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 143 (16.51%) Windows
2 110 (12.70%) Linux
3 41 (4.73%) Android
4 38 (4.39%) UNIX
5 34 (3.93%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.81%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.69%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.23%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.12%) CentOS
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (34.99%) MVC
3 237 (27.37%) TDD
4 231 (26.67%) OO
5 210 (24.25%) Software Engineering
6 180 (20.79%) Scrum
7 118 (13.63%) Unit Testing
8 89 (10.28%) Mentoring
9 88 (10.16%) OOP
10 84 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
11 77 (8.89%) OOD
12 70 (8.08%) Multithreading
13 62 (7.16%) UML
14 61 (7.04%) Web Development
15 44 (5.08%) Software Architecture
16 39 (4.50%) Project Management
17 38 (4.39%) SOA
17 38 (4.39%) E-Commerce
17 38 (4.39%) BDD
18 33 (3.81%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 628 (72.52%) C#
2 394 (45.50%) JavaScript
3 321 (37.07%) SQL
4 220 (25.40%) Java
5 191 (22.06%) C++
6 108 (12.47%) T-SQL
7 69 (7.97%) C
8 68 (7.85%) VB.NET
9 54 (6.24%) Python
10 49 (5.66%) PHP
11 46 (5.31%) VB
12 35 (4.04%) Ruby
13 23 (2.66%) VB6
14 22 (2.54%) Groovy
15 18 (2.08%) Objective-C
16 16 (1.85%) Perl
17 12 (1.39%) PL/SQL
18 10 (1.15%) Delphi
18 10 (1.15%) XPath
18 10 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 201 (23.21%) Degree
2 14 (1.62%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.69%) OCPJP
3 6 (0.69%) OCMJD
4 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.35%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.23%) MCP
7 1 (0.12%) PhD
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.12%) OCPJWCD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (8.20%) QA
2 7 (0.81%) ISO 9001
2 7 (0.81%) TickIT
3 5 (0.58%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) HL7
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (1.27%) Firmware
2 7 (0.81%) iptables
3 6 (0.69%) Docker
4 5 (0.58%) LXC
4 5 (0.58%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 5 (0.58%) Xen
4 5 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.58%) KVM
5 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (0.58%) StatsD
1 5 (0.58%) logstash
1 5 (0.58%) Kibana
1 5 (0.58%) Mesos
2 3 (0.35%) Puppet
3 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 229 (26.44%) Microsoft
2 76 (8.78%) Oracle
3 12 (1.39%) TOWER Software
4 11 (1.27%) Endeca
4 11 (1.27%) Sybase
5 10 (1.15%) RedPrairie
6 9 (1.04%) Google
7 7 (0.81%) Twitter
7 7 (0.81%) Sun
7 7 (0.81%) Apple
7 7 (0.81%) Sage
8 6 (0.69%) TIBCO
9 5 (0.58%) Infragistics
9 5 (0.58%) Embarcadero
9 5 (0.58%) Pegasus
9 5 (0.58%) Telerik
9 5 (0.58%) New Relic
10 4 (0.46%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.46%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
Ipswich, Suffolk
Agentis Solution
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-65,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: salary to £50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £45k - 60k per year + + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire
Towers Watson - T&R
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Towers Watson - T&R
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Generous Base + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, life insurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £46,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago