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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 515 539 558
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 434 353 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.35% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 365 315 339
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +14 380 £45,000 -2.17% 51
London -28 99 £60,000 +20.00% 11
South East +17 98 £45,000 -10.00% 9
North West +31 57 £40,000 +1.26% 12
East of England -5 44 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Manchester +28 40 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Scotland -7 35 £42,500 +6.25% 7
West Midlands +6 29 £42,500 +6.25% 4
East Sussex -12 29 £41,500 -20.19% 1
Brighton -8 28 £41,500 -20.19% 1
Surrey -5 20 £50,000 +5.26% 1
East Midlands -14 19 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire -61 19 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Edinburgh 0 17 £45,000 +9.09% 6
Cambridgeshire -23 17 £50,000 +11.11% 3
City of London -36 17 £63,000 +26.00% 1
Glasgow +3 16 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Berkshire -1 16 £48,500 -0.51%
South West -17 16 £47,500 +26.66% 5
Kent - 14 £52,500 -
North Yorkshire -7 12 £45,000 +5.88%
Hertfordshire -9 12 £50,000 +11.11%
Cambridge -24 12 £50,000 +11.11% 3
West Yorkshire -50 10 £45,000 +5.88% 2
York +6 9 £43,750 +25.00%
West Sussex +4 9 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Cheshire -1 9 £50,500 +34.66% 1
Birmingham +8 8 £42,500 +8.97%
Nottinghamshire +1 8 £40,000 +0.31%
Somerset -15 8 £50,000 +11.11% 1

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 579 (63.42%) C#
2 564 (61.77%) .NET
3 393 (43.04%) ASP.NET
4 389 (42.61%) SQL
5 370 (40.53%) SQL Server
6 361 (39.54%) JavaScript
7 299 (32.75%) HTML
8 280 (30.67%) MVC
9 266 (29.13%) OO
10 265 (29.03%) Software Engineering
11 255 (27.93%) Java
12 233 (25.52%) Microsoft
13 231 (25.30%) CSS
14 221 (24.21%) WCF
15 215 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
16 197 (21.58%) jQuery
17 165 (18.07%) TDD
18 156 (17.09%) C++
19 147 (16.10%) Windows
20 146 (15.99%) Degree
21 143 (15.66%) Scrum
22 139 (15.22%) Finance
22 139 (15.22%) .NET Framework
22 139 (15.22%) ASP.NET MVC
23 131 (14.35%) XML
24 130 (14.24%) Web Services
25 129 (14.13%) Oracle
26 125 (13.69%) WPF
27 119 (13.03%) Linux
28 115 (12.60%) OOD

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (6.57%) IIS
2 46 (5.04%) Tomcat
3 36 (3.94%) SharePoint
4 28 (3.07%) Node.js
5 27 (2.96%) Apache
6 23 (2.52%) Apache Solr
7 17 (1.86%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.20%) nginx
8 11 (1.20%) Gunicorn
9 9 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.88%) CMS
11 7 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (0.66%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.55%) Lync
13 5 (0.55%) DNN
13 5 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.33%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 75 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.66%) MS Office
3 3 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) MS Project
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.44%) Magento
2 4 (0.44%) Shopify
3 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.07%) SaaS
2 24 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.97%) GitHub
4 15 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.88%) 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 (2.19%) HTTP
2 18 (1.97%) Internet
3 15 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.99%) Intranet
4 9 (0.99%) VoIP
5 5 (0.55%) SSH
6 4 (0.44%) UMTS
6 4 (0.44%) GPRS
6 4 (0.44%) GSM
7 3 (0.33%) SMS
7 3 (0.33%) Extranet
7 3 (0.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.22%) 3G
8 2 (0.22%) WAN
8 2 (0.22%) LAN
8 2 (0.22%) PSTN
9 1 (0.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 370 (40.53%) SQL Server
2 80 (8.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (8.21%) MySQL
4 64 (7.01%) Relational Database
5 42 (4.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 38 (4.16%) Oracle Database
7 28 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (2.52%) MongoDB
9 22 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (2.19%) NoSQL
10 20 (2.19%) Big Data
11 13 (1.42%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.10%) Redis
13 9 (0.99%) MarkLogic
14 8 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.77%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.66%) DTS
17 4 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 102 (11.17%) Visual Studio
2 68 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (5.59%) Subversion
4 45 (4.93%) NUnit
5 37 (4.05%) Git (software)
6 35 (3.83%) Maven
7 19 (2.08%) Selenium
8 18 (1.97%) Jenkins
9 17 (1.86%) SpecFlow
10 16 (1.75%) MSTest
11 15 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
11 15 (1.64%) JIRA
12 13 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
12 13 (1.42%) Cucumber
12 13 (1.42%) JUnit
13 9 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (0.88%) Hudson
15 6 (0.66%) NDepend
15 6 (0.66%) Jasmine
16 5 (0.55%) Redmine
General
1 139 (15.22%) Finance
2 35 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.61%) Games
3 33 (3.61%) Retail
4 20 (2.19%) Marketing
5 16 (1.75%) Banking
6 14 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.20%) Automotive
8 10 (1.10%) Back Office
9 8 (0.88%) Law
9 8 (0.88%) Legal
10 7 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.77%) Advertising
10 7 (0.77%) Publishing
10 7 (0.77%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.44%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 564 (61.77%) .NET
2 393 (43.04%) ASP.NET
3 299 (32.75%) HTML
4 231 (25.30%) CSS
5 221 (24.21%) WCF
6 197 (21.58%) jQuery
7 139 (15.22%) .NET Framework
7 139 (15.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 131 (14.35%) XML
9 130 (14.24%) Web Services
10 125 (13.69%) WPF
11 101 (11.06%) WinForms
12 91 (9.97%) HTML5
13 69 (7.56%) Spring
14 67 (7.34%) LINQ
15 62 (6.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 59 (6.46%) Ajax
17 57 (6.24%) REST
18 48 (5.26%) Hibernate
19 44 (4.82%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 112 (12.27%) Computer Science
2 50 (5.48%) Open Source
3 46 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (4.16%) Mathematics
5 24 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 23 (2.52%) Physics
7 16 (1.75%) N-Tier
8 13 (1.42%) Informatics
9 11 (1.20%) GIS
10 10 (1.10%) Device Driver
11 8 (0.88%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.88%) Social Media
12 7 (0.77%) Semantic Web
13 6 (0.66%) Blog
13 6 (0.66%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.66%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.55%) Video on Demand
14 5 (0.55%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 147 (16.10%) Windows
2 119 (13.03%) Linux
3 50 (5.48%) UNIX
4 19 (2.08%) Android
5 17 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (0.44%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (30.67%) MVC
2 266 (29.13%) OO
3 265 (29.03%) Software Engineering
4 215 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
5 165 (18.07%) TDD
6 143 (15.66%) Scrum
7 115 (12.60%) OOD
8 95 (10.41%) Unit Testing
9 78 (8.54%) OOP
10 75 (8.21%) SOA
11 58 (6.35%) UML
12 57 (6.24%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (6.02%) Web Development
13 55 (6.02%) E-Commerce
14 52 (5.70%) Multithreading
15 50 (5.48%) BDD
16 39 (4.27%) Project Management
17 31 (3.40%) Pair Programming
18 29 (3.18%) CRM
19 27 (2.96%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 579 (63.42%) C#
2 389 (42.61%) SQL
3 361 (39.54%) JavaScript
4 255 (27.93%) Java
5 156 (17.09%) C++
6 94 (10.30%) T-SQL
7 77 (8.43%) Python
8 71 (7.78%) PHP
9 68 (7.45%) VB.NET
10 49 (5.37%) C
11 44 (4.82%) VB
12 40 (4.38%) Ruby
13 25 (2.74%) Perl
14 23 (2.52%) VB6
15 22 (2.41%) TypeScript
16 17 (1.86%) PL/SQL
16 17 (1.86%) VBScript
17 14 (1.53%) Scala
18 13 (1.42%) XPath
19 12 (1.31%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 146 (15.99%) Degree
2 35 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (3.72%) PhD
4 15 (1.64%) MCSD
5 12 (1.31%) MCAD
6 11 (1.20%) MCP
7 5 (0.55%) CCNP
7 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.44%) 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 (3.40%) QA
2 7 (0.77%) 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 10 (1.10%) Puppet
1 10 (1.10%) 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
1 233 (25.52%) Microsoft
2 129 (14.13%) Oracle
3 17 (1.86%) JBoss
4 15 (1.64%) Zend
5 11 (1.20%) Sybase
6 10 (1.10%) Google
6 10 (1.10%) TIBCO
7 9 (0.99%) Wonderware
8 8 (0.88%) SAP
9 5 (0.55%) Sun
9 5 (0.55%) Embarcadero
9 5 (0.55%) Siemens
9 5 (0.55%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.55%) Northgate
9 5 (0.55%) Twitter
10 4 (0.44%) Sage
10 4 (0.44%) Sony
10 4 (0.44%) Toshiba
10 4 (0.44%) HP
10 4 (0.44%) Business Objects
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Teddington, Middlesex
IT Connections
Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ARM Technology
Salary: £45 - £55 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Technology Recruitment Network Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £55000 to £75000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago