The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 451 454 428
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 560 512 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.48% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.51% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 473 444 540
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the UK.

Senior Software Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Senior Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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 -15 493 £50,000 +11.11% 83
London -3 143 £59,758 +3.92% 21
South East +30 129 £50,000 - 20
South West -4 77 £45,000 +5.88% 9
East of England -42 60 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Cambridgeshire -11 39 £51,250 +7.89% 9
Yorkshire -48 34 £45,000 +16.12% 5
City of London +13 33 £65,000 +8.33% 7
Scotland -10 33 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Cambridge -16 31 £52,500 +10.52% 6
Oxfordshire +19 30 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Surrey -6 25 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Berkshire +22 24 £50,000 +21.21% 3
Wales +19 24 £55,000 +30.95% 1
Hampshire +3 24 £47,500 -5.00% 4
West Yorkshire -29 24 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Edinburgh +3 23 £42,500 - 1
Leeds -10 22 £45,000 -6.73% 2
Hertfordshire -1 21 £50,000 - 6
Oxford +12 20 £50,000 -6.10% 2
Bristol -6 19 £47,500 +18.75% 1
East Midlands -10 18 £40,750 -0.60% 3
West Midlands -30 17 £42,500 -10.99% 2
Somerset -3 16 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Powys - 15 - -
Mid Wales - 15 - -
North West -31 13 £45,000 +26.76% 8
Guildford +15 12 £51,250 +13.88% 1
Reading +6 12 £67,500 +86.20% 1
Devon -12 12 £33,750 -38.63% 1

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 1160 (94.77%) Software Engineering
2 488 (39.87%) C++
3 463 (37.83%) Java
4 456 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
5 443 (36.19%) C#
6 375 (30.64%) SQL
7 367 (29.98%) Degree
8 342 (27.94%) .NET
9 333 (27.21%) Linux
10 303 (24.75%) JavaScript
11 283 (23.12%) HTML
11 283 (23.12%) Computer Science
12 268 (21.90%) C
13 233 (19.04%) OO
14 215 (17.57%) Windows
15 207 (16.91%) Multithreading
16 203 (16.58%) TDD
17 201 (16.42%) MVC
18 196 (16.01%) XML
19 195 (15.93%) SQL Server
20 189 (15.44%) ASP.NET
21 185 (15.11%) Oracle
22 178 (14.54%) Scrum
23 176 (14.38%) UNIX
24 171 (13.97%) CSS
25 156 (12.75%) Web Services
26 148 (12.09%) Python
27 145 (11.85%) Unit Testing
28 136 (11.11%) jQuery
29 131 (10.70%) Microsoft

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 61 (4.98%) Tomcat
2 48 (3.92%) Apache Solr
3 42 (3.43%) Apache
4 29 (2.37%) IIS
5 26 (2.12%) SharePoint
6 25 (2.04%) GlassFish
7 23 (1.88%) WebLogic
8 19 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 18 (1.47%) Node.js
10 15 (1.23%) CMS
11 13 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
14 8 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.65%) Apache ServiceMix
15 7 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.57%) WordPress
16 5 (0.41%) OpenStack
17 4 (0.33%) CloudStack
Applications
1 45 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.41%) MS Office
3 2 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.082%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.25%) Magento
3 2 (0.16%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.80%) SaaS
4 18 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.49%) GitHub
7 4 (0.33%) Basecamp
8 3 (0.25%) PaaS
9 2 (0.16%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.082%) Force.com
10 1 (0.082%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.25%) Internet
2 51 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 40 (3.27%) HTTP
4 36 (2.94%) Wireless
5 25 (2.04%) Ethernet
6 23 (1.88%) RTP
7 20 (1.63%) GSM
8 12 (0.98%) SS7
9 11 (0.90%) Network Security
10 10 (0.82%) LTE
10 10 (0.82%) TCAP
10 10 (0.82%) INAP
10 10 (0.82%) VLAN
10 10 (0.82%) SIGTRAN
10 10 (0.82%) UMTS
11 8 (0.65%) PBX
11 8 (0.65%) LDAP
11 8 (0.65%) RANAP
11 8 (0.65%) Asterisk PBX
12 7 (0.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (15.93%) SQL Server
2 88 (7.19%) MySQL
3 78 (6.37%) Big Data
4 74 (6.05%) Relational Database
5 72 (5.88%) NoSQL
6 57 (4.66%) Hadoop
7 52 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (2.78%) RDBMS
9 32 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 31 (2.53%) MongoDB
11 21 (1.72%) OLTP
12 20 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (1.39%) Oracle Database
14 16 (1.31%) Apache Hive
14 16 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
16 11 (0.90%) BigTable
Development Applications
1 79 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 65 (5.31%) Subversion
3 54 (4.41%) Jenkins
4 52 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 51 (4.17%) NUnit
6 47 (3.84%) Eclipse
7 42 (3.43%) Git (software)
8 32 (2.61%) JIRA
8 32 (2.61%) Selenium
9 26 (2.12%) Maven
9 26 (2.12%) JUnit
10 24 (1.96%) Ant
11 20 (1.63%) Hudson
12 16 (1.31%) Artifactory
12 16 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 12 (0.98%) Bugzilla
13 12 (0.98%) SpecFlow
14 11 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
15 10 (0.82%) GCC
16 9 (0.74%) Cucumber
General
1 93 (7.60%) Electronics
2 89 (7.27%) Finance
3 54 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 47 (3.84%) Games
5 32 (2.61%) Aerospace
6 28 (2.29%) Military
7 24 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.80%) Banking
9 21 (1.72%) Retail
10 19 (1.55%) Legal
11 18 (1.47%) Law
12 16 (1.31%) Publishing
13 15 (1.23%) Automotive
14 12 (0.98%) Avionics
15 9 (0.74%) Front Office
15 9 (0.74%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.65%) Marketing
17 7 (0.57%) Advertising
18 5 (0.41%) Investment Banking
19 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (27.94%) .NET
2 283 (23.12%) HTML
3 196 (16.01%) XML
4 189 (15.44%) ASP.NET
5 171 (13.97%) CSS
6 156 (12.75%) Web Services
7 136 (11.11%) jQuery
8 123 (10.05%) Spring
9 111 (9.07%) .NET Framework
10 110 (8.99%) WCF
11 101 (8.25%) Ajax
12 100 (8.17%) ASP.NET MVC
13 95 (7.76%) J2EE
14 76 (6.21%) HTML5
15 73 (5.96%) STL
16 72 (5.88%) SOAP
17 70 (5.72%) WPF
18 52 (4.25%) Hibernate
19 50 (4.08%) LINQ
20 48 (3.92%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 283 (23.12%) Computer Science
2 94 (7.68%) Mathematics
3 66 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (5.07%) Open Source
5 40 (3.27%) Embedded Systems
6 38 (3.10%) Firmware
7 35 (2.86%) Physics
8 34 (2.78%) Mobile App
9 30 (2.45%) Client/Server
9 30 (2.45%) Device Driver
10 29 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.96%) User Experience
12 19 (1.55%) Inversion of Control
12 19 (1.55%) Cryptography
13 18 (1.47%) Management Information System
13 18 (1.47%) iPad
14 16 (1.31%) Visualisation
15 15 (1.23%) DTV
16 13 (1.06%) 3D Graphics
17 12 (0.98%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 333 (27.21%) Linux
2 215 (17.57%) Windows
3 176 (14.38%) UNIX
4 88 (7.19%) Android
5 44 (3.59%) Apple iOS
6 31 (2.53%) Embedded Linux
7 21 (1.72%) Windows CE
8 14 (1.14%) AIX
8 14 (1.14%) Solaris
9 9 (0.74%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.74%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.41%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.082%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.082%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.082%) CentOS
13 1 (0.082%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1160 (94.77%) Software Engineering
2 456 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (19.04%) OO
4 207 (16.91%) Multithreading
5 203 (16.58%) TDD
6 201 (16.42%) MVC
7 178 (14.54%) Scrum
8 145 (11.85%) Unit Testing
9 107 (8.74%) Mentoring
10 103 (8.42%) E-Commerce
11 90 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
12 77 (6.29%) UML
13 70 (5.72%) OOD
14 69 (5.64%) OOP
15 67 (5.47%) Web Development
16 65 (5.31%) BDD
17 60 (4.90%) Test Automation
18 59 (4.82%) Integration Testing
19 49 (4.00%) Automated Testing
20 47 (3.84%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 488 (39.87%) C++
2 463 (37.83%) Java
3 443 (36.19%) C#
4 375 (30.64%) SQL
5 303 (24.75%) JavaScript
6 268 (21.90%) C
7 148 (12.09%) Python
8 64 (5.23%) PHP
9 59 (4.82%) Ruby
10 58 (4.74%) Embedded C
11 53 (4.33%) Perl
12 40 (3.27%) Objective-C
12 40 (3.27%) Scala
13 38 (3.10%) Bash Shell
14 33 (2.70%) T-SQL
15 32 (2.61%) VB.NET
16 26 (2.12%) VB
17 25 (2.04%) PL/SQL
18 22 (1.80%) VB6
19 16 (1.31%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 367 (29.98%) Degree
2 46 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.88%) PhD
5 14 (1.14%) ISEB
6 12 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.57%) Postgraduate
8 5 (0.41%) CCA
9 4 (0.33%) HND
9 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.16%) HNC
11 1 (0.082%) CCNP
11 1 (0.082%) CCNA
11 1 (0.082%) CISSP
11 1 (0.082%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.082%) GIAC
11 1 (0.082%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.082%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.15%) QA
2 29 (2.37%) ISO 9001
3 15 (1.23%) JTAG
3 15 (1.23%) IEC 61508
4 13 (1.06%) ISO 9000
5 8 (0.65%) SLA
6 4 (0.33%) WAI
7 3 (0.25%) TickIT
7 3 (0.25%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.082%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.25%) HDFS
3 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.082%) Xen
4 1 (0.082%) NFS
4 1 (0.082%) Postfix
4 1 (0.082%) Varnish
4 1 (0.082%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.082%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (1.06%) Puppet
2 9 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (0.25%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.16%) Hyperic
5 2 (0.16%) StatsD
5 2 (0.16%) logstash
5 2 (0.16%) Kibana
6 1 (0.082%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.082%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.082%) Control-M
Vendors
1 185 (15.11%) Oracle
2 131 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 28 (2.29%) JBoss
4 20 (1.63%) Perforce
5 17 (1.39%) Twitter
6 14 (1.14%) Sitecore
7 12 (0.98%) Zend
8 10 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (0.82%) Cisco
9 8 (0.65%) Siebel
10 6 (0.49%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.49%) VMware
11 5 (0.41%) IBM
12 4 (0.33%) SAP
12 4 (0.33%) Adobe
12 4 (0.33%) Informatica
12 4 (0.33%) Google
12 4 (0.33%) DataFlux
13 3 (0.25%) StreamBase
13 3 (0.25%) Freescale
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
eRecruit Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 to £65000 per annum - bonus, medical, pension, 25 days
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £50000 to £75000 per annum - share options + package
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £37000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum excellent package and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Asset Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum Up to £70,000 per Annum + Ben
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Eurotime Solutions
Salary: depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum - extensive - see ad
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50000
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago