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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 446 471 461
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 613 564 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.53% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.55% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 520 469 505
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016 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 11 February 2016. 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 +42 581 £52,500 +5.00% 82
London +109 243 £60,000 +4.34% 26
South East -43 115 £50,000 - 23
East of England +27 76 £52,000 -3.25% 9
South West -8 58 £47,500 +2.70% 8
Cambridgeshire +21 38 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Cambridge +11 37 £47,500 -13.63% 3
North West +55 35 £47,500 +13.09% 5
Ealing - 32 £67,500 -
Manchester +44 31 £47,500 +13.09% 4
Hampshire +18 31 £52,500 +5.00% 7
City of London +46 27 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Hertfordshire +12 26 £57,500 +15.00% 2
West Sussex -10 25 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Bristol +3 24 £52,500 +17.97% 4
Scotland +1 22 £42,500 - 5
East Midlands -14 18 £40,000 - 3
Yorkshire -4 17 £44,000 -2.22% 5
Oxfordshire -1 16 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Berkshire -41 16 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Burgess Hill - 15 £45,000 - 1
Edinburgh 0 14 £42,500 -5.55% 2
West Midlands -36 14 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Northamptonshire - 14 £45,000 - 1
Northampton - 14 £45,000 - 1
Harpenden - 12 £57,500 -
Southampton +2 11 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Devon +2 11 £50,000 +48.14%
Exeter +6 10 £50,250 -
Cheadle - 10 £47,500 - 1

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1212 (99.18%) Software Engineering
2 631 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
3 507 (41.49%) Java
4 488 (39.93%) C#
5 446 (36.50%) JavaScript
6 408 (33.39%) C++
7 403 (32.98%) TDD
8 373 (30.52%) SQL
9 371 (30.36%) .NET
10 360 (29.46%) HTML
11 302 (24.71%) Linux
12 297 (24.30%) CSS
13 293 (23.98%) MVC
14 292 (23.90%) Degree
15 283 (23.16%) OO
15 283 (23.16%) Continuous Integration
16 281 (23.00%) Scrum
17 249 (20.38%) Windows
18 233 (19.07%) Web Services
19 217 (17.76%) ASP.NET
20 201 (16.45%) Python
21 197 (16.12%) C
22 194 (15.88%) Computer Science
23 193 (15.79%) BDD
24 182 (14.89%) Mentoring
25 163 (13.34%) Spring
26 161 (13.18%) Git (software)
27 153 (12.52%) Oracle
28 152 (12.44%) SQL Server
28 152 (12.44%) jQuery

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 71 (5.81%) Tomcat
2 62 (5.07%) Node.js
3 48 (3.93%) Apache
4 45 (3.68%) JBoss
5 28 (2.29%) WebSphere
6 26 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (1.96%) NServiceBus
8 23 (1.88%) OpenStack
9 16 (1.31%) IIS
10 14 (1.15%) GlassFish
10 14 (1.15%) nginx
11 13 (1.06%) Apache Solr
11 13 (1.06%) Mule
12 12 (0.98%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.90%) Drupal
14 10 (0.82%) Alfresco
15 8 (0.65%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.65%) CMS
16 7 (0.57%) Apache Pig
16 7 (0.57%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 37 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.15%) Simulink
3 8 (0.65%) TargetLink
4 4 (0.33%) MS Office
4 4 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Magento
2 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.082%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 109 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (3.60%) SaaS
4 33 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (1.80%) Google App Engine
6 19 (1.55%) GitHub
7 18 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.15%) PaaS
9 12 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.57%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.57%) Force.com
10 7 (0.57%) HP Helion
10 7 (0.57%) IaaS
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.16%) Heroku
13 1 (0.082%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.082%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 98 (8.02%) TCP/IP
2 57 (4.66%) Internet
3 54 (4.42%) Network Security
4 41 (3.36%) HTTP
5 13 (1.06%) Wireless
6 12 (0.98%) Wireshark
7 11 (0.90%) Ethernet
8 8 (0.65%) Firewall
8 8 (0.65%) LDAP
9 7 (0.57%) AMQP
9 7 (0.57%) MQTT
10 6 (0.49%) DVB
10 6 (0.49%) SMTP
10 6 (0.49%) SNMP
11 5 (0.41%) DNS
11 5 (0.41%) VoIP
12 3 (0.25%) FTP
12 3 (0.25%) GSM
12 3 (0.25%) POP3
12 3 (0.25%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 137 (11.21%) NoSQL
3 123 (10.07%) MySQL
4 76 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
5 74 (6.06%) Big Data
6 73 (5.97%) Relational Database
7 63 (5.16%) MongoDB
8 59 (4.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 39 (3.19%) Hadoop
10 36 (2.95%) RDBMS
11 27 (2.21%) Redis
12 26 (2.13%) Apache Hive
13 24 (1.96%) RavenDB
14 23 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
15 20 (1.64%) Couchbase
16 19 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 15 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
18 12 (0.98%) Oracle Database
18 12 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
19 11 (0.90%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 161 (13.18%) Git (software)
2 139 (11.37%) Jenkins
3 107 (8.76%) Maven
4 97 (7.94%) Visual Studio
5 82 (6.71%) JUnit
6 79 (6.46%) Subversion
7 61 (4.99%) Selenium
8 55 (4.50%) JIRA
9 52 (4.26%) Artifactory
10 43 (3.52%) Hudson
10 43 (3.52%) SpecFlow
10 43 (3.52%) TeamCity
11 41 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 37 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
13 36 (2.95%) Ant
14 34 (2.78%) NUnit
15 32 (2.62%) Cucumber
15 32 (2.62%) Mercurial
16 29 (2.37%) Mockito
17 23 (1.88%) JMeter
General
1 82 (6.71%) Finance
2 71 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 59 (4.83%) Manufacturing
4 56 (4.58%) Games
4 56 (4.58%) Retail
5 43 (3.52%) Electronics
6 31 (2.54%) Automotive
7 27 (2.21%) Marketing
8 23 (1.88%) Aerospace
9 17 (1.39%) Banking
10 14 (1.15%) Billing
11 11 (0.90%) Legal
12 10 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.65%) Advertising
14 7 (0.57%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.57%) Publishing
15 6 (0.49%) Avionics
16 4 (0.33%) Front Office
17 3 (0.25%) Military
18 2 (0.16%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (30.36%) .NET
2 360 (29.46%) HTML
3 297 (24.30%) CSS
4 233 (19.07%) Web Services
5 217 (17.76%) ASP.NET
6 163 (13.34%) Spring
7 152 (12.44%) jQuery
8 144 (11.78%) AngularJS
9 139 (11.37%) XML
10 133 (10.88%) WCF
11 127 (10.39%) HTML5
12 125 (10.23%) WPF
13 110 (9.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 109 (8.92%) REST
15 104 (8.51%) JSON
16 102 (8.35%) ASP.NET MVC
17 98 (8.02%) RESTful
18 93 (7.61%) SOAP
19 89 (7.28%) J2EE
20 86 (7.04%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 194 (15.88%) Computer Science
2 94 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 93 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (6.14%) Algorithms
5 67 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
6 54 (4.42%) Visualisation
7 43 (3.52%) BYOD
8 37 (3.03%) Physics
9 34 (2.78%) N-Tier
10 32 (2.62%) Mobile App
11 29 (2.37%) Digital Media
12 25 (2.05%) Data Structures
13 24 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
14 21 (1.72%) User Experience
15 18 (1.47%) Device Driver
16 17 (1.39%) Client/Server
17 16 (1.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 12 (0.98%) Semantic Web
19 10 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
20 9 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 302 (24.71%) Linux
2 249 (20.38%) Windows
3 130 (10.64%) Unix
4 62 (5.07%) Android
5 47 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.96%) Embedded Linux
7 19 (1.55%) Mac OS X
8 16 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
10 10 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.65%) Debian
12 6 (0.49%) FreeBSD
12 6 (0.49%) Solaris
12 6 (0.49%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.41%) Windows Server
14 4 (0.33%) Windows CE
14 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1212 (99.18%) Software Engineering
2 631 (51.64%) Agile Software Development
3 403 (32.98%) TDD
4 293 (23.98%) MVC
5 283 (23.16%) Continuous Integration
5 283 (23.16%) OO
6 281 (23.00%) Scrum
7 193 (15.79%) BDD
8 182 (14.89%) Mentoring
9 148 (12.11%) Multithreading
10 129 (10.56%) OOD
11 111 (9.08%) Unit Testing
12 103 (8.43%) Open Source
13 97 (7.94%) SOA
14 88 (7.20%) SDLC
15 87 (7.12%) UML
16 73 (5.97%) OOP
17 72 (5.89%) Automated Testing
17 72 (5.89%) High Availability
18 63 (5.16%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 507 (41.49%) Java
2 488 (39.93%) C#
3 446 (36.50%) JavaScript
4 408 (33.39%) C++
5 373 (30.52%) SQL
6 201 (16.45%) Python
7 197 (16.12%) C
8 70 (5.73%) Objective-C
9 64 (5.24%) Ruby
10 59 (4.83%) Scala
11 54 (4.42%) PHP
12 36 (2.95%) Embedded C
12 36 (2.95%) T-SQL
13 29 (2.37%) Perl
14 27 (2.21%) PowerShell
15 26 (2.13%) Clojure
16 25 (2.05%) MATLAB
17 23 (1.88%) PL/SQL
17 23 (1.88%) Shell Script
18 20 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 292 (23.90%) Degree
2 33 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (0.65%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.57%) CCNA
4 7 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (0.57%) CISSP
4 7 (0.57%) DV Cleared
4 7 (0.57%) GIAC
4 7 (0.57%) Linux+ Certification
4 7 (0.57%) MCSE
4 7 (0.57%) SANS
4 7 (0.57%) SSCP
5 4 (0.33%) HND
5 4 (0.33%) PhD
6 3 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (0.16%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.082%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.73%) QA
2 16 (1.31%) DO-178B
3 7 (0.57%) ISO 9000
3 7 (0.57%) TickIT
4 6 (0.49%) SLA
5 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.33%) JTAG
6 3 (0.25%) MISRA
7 2 (0.16%) ISO15022
7 2 (0.16%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.082%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.082%) OIPF
System Software
1 52 (4.26%) Docker
2 29 (2.37%) Firmware
2 29 (2.37%) Xen
3 21 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.55%) LXC
5 12 (0.98%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.82%) Varnish
7 6 (0.49%) KVM
8 3 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 43 (3.52%) WMI
2 34 (2.78%) Puppet
3 19 (1.55%) Ansible
4 16 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.15%) Terraform
6 3 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (0.25%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.25%) SCCM
6 3 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.082%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.082%) logstash
7 1 (0.082%) StatsD
Vendors
1 153 (12.52%) Oracle
2 144 (11.78%) Microsoft
3 43 (3.52%) Apple
3 43 (3.52%) Google
4 21 (1.72%) VMware
5 17 (1.39%) QNX
6 12 (0.98%) Intel
7 11 (0.90%) Perforce
8 10 (0.82%) Sybase
9 9 (0.74%) Progress
9 9 (0.74%) Sophos
9 9 (0.74%) Talend
10 7 (0.57%) FactSet
10 7 (0.57%) HP
10 7 (0.57%) hybris
10 7 (0.57%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.57%) webMethods
10 7 (0.57%) WSO2
11 6 (0.49%) Informatica
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hastings, East Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Pension, private healthcare, 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Avecto Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Newtown, Powys
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DoE + Excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
comparethemarket.com
Posted: Yesterday
London
comparethemarket.com
Posted: Yesterday
London
comparethemarket.com
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
First Point
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £38049 per annum + Bonus, Pension & More
Posted: 2 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-55k plus 5% pension, Medical insurance, Health insurance +25 day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago