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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 432 450 424
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 611 626 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.52% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.55% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 490 565 462
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%

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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
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 £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 5 May 2015 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 5 May 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
(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 +47 581 £50,000 - 93
South East +37 213 £50,000 - 25
London -2 138 £60,000 +9.09% 22
South West -4 63 £47,500 +5.55% 8
Berkshire +20 60 £55,000 +4.76% 8
East of England -14 49 £50,000 - 15
Surrey +29 37 £50,000 -9.09% 9
East Midlands +33 36 £40,000 - 5
West Sussex +22 32 £62,500 +25.00%
West Midlands +5 32 £40,000 -11.11% 8
North West +9 29 £47,500 +15.15% 6
City of London +25 28 £60,000 -7.69% 6
Bristol +12 25 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Hampshire -5 24 £50,000 - 3
East Sussex - 24 £62,500 - 1
Manchester +19 21 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 21 £38,000 -20.00% 1
Yorkshire +4 21 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Reading -2 21 £57,500 +9.52% 4
Redhill +14 20 £60,000 +23.07% 1
Brighton - 19 £62,500 - 1
Newbury +25 18 £55,000 +26.43% 3
Cambridge +14 18 £50,000 +2.56% 10
Cambridgeshire +1 18 £50,000 -2.43% 12
Scotland -13 18 £43,125 +7.81% 6
Hertfordshire -24 18 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Edinburgh +3 17 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Milton Keynes -1 17 £37,500 -16.66%
Worthing +14 14 £42,500 -
Hammersmith - 14 £55,000 -

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 1140 (95.64%) Software Engineering
2 539 (45.22%) C#
3 516 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
4 431 (36.16%) C++
5 373 (31.29%) .NET
6 363 (30.45%) JavaScript
7 343 (28.78%) Java
8 319 (26.76%) SQL
9 304 (25.50%) Linux
10 260 (21.81%) OO
11 251 (21.06%) Degree
12 250 (20.97%) HTML
13 239 (20.05%) ASP.NET
14 236 (19.80%) Windows
15 230 (19.30%) C
16 200 (16.78%) MVC
17 198 (16.61%) Scrum
18 192 (16.11%) Python
18 192 (16.11%) Computer Science
19 191 (16.02%) XML
20 186 (15.60%) Microsoft
21 185 (15.52%) SQL Server
21 185 (15.52%) TDD
22 183 (15.35%) jQuery
22 183 (15.35%) CSS
23 151 (12.67%) Finance
24 140 (11.74%) Multithreading
24 140 (11.74%) WCF
25 137 (11.49%) ASP.NET MVC
25 137 (11.49%) HTML5

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 55 (4.61%) Tomcat
2 50 (4.19%) Node.js
3 41 (3.44%) SharePoint
4 35 (2.94%) WebSphere
5 29 (2.43%) JBoss
6 28 (2.35%) IIS
7 27 (2.27%) Apache
8 22 (1.85%) GlassFish
8 22 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (1.68%) WebLogic
10 17 (1.43%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.76%) SAS
12 6 (0.50%) Jetty
13 4 (0.34%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.34%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.25%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 62 (5.20%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.17%) Simulink
3 10 (0.84%) TargetLink
4 4 (0.34%) Mingle
5 3 (0.25%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.084%) MS Office
6 1 (0.084%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.084%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 76 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (4.95%) SaaS
3 57 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.59%) GitHub
7 7 (0.59%) PaaS
8 5 (0.42%) IaaS
9 4 (0.34%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.084%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.02%) TCP/IP
2 24 (2.01%) Internet
2 24 (2.01%) HTTP
3 14 (1.17%) Wireless
4 13 (1.09%) SNMP
5 11 (0.92%) LTE
6 10 (0.84%) GSM
7 9 (0.76%) PBX
7 9 (0.76%) Ethernet
7 9 (0.76%) UMTS
7 9 (0.76%) RANAP
7 9 (0.76%) RTP
7 9 (0.76%) Asterisk PBX
8 6 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.50%) LDAP
9 4 (0.34%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.34%) LAN
9 4 (0.34%) WAN
9 4 (0.34%) Network Security
9 4 (0.34%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 87 (7.30%) MySQL
3 56 (4.70%) Big Data
4 53 (4.45%) NoSQL
5 49 (4.11%) Relational Database
6 42 (3.52%) MongoDB
6 42 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (1.76%) Hadoop
8 20 (1.68%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.59%) Redis
10 15 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (1.26%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.84%) SQLite
11 10 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.59%) Apache Hive
13 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.42%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 101 (8.47%) Subversion
2 77 (6.46%) Git (software)
3 72 (6.04%) Selenium
4 69 (5.79%) Visual Studio
5 65 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 64 (5.37%) Jenkins
7 51 (4.28%) NUnit
8 47 (3.94%) JIRA
9 44 (3.69%) Maven
9 44 (3.69%) JUnit
10 39 (3.27%) Eclipse
11 30 (2.52%) Hudson
12 24 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 23 (1.93%) Bugzilla
14 20 (1.68%) TeamCity
15 19 (1.59%) CruiseControl
16 18 (1.51%) WebDriver
17 15 (1.26%) Cucumber
18 13 (1.09%) Moq
18 13 (1.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 151 (12.67%) Finance
2 49 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 45 (3.78%) Retail
4 39 (3.27%) Electronics
5 33 (2.77%) Manufacturing
6 24 (2.01%) Marketing
7 21 (1.76%) Automotive
8 20 (1.68%) Aerospace
8 20 (1.68%) Games
9 13 (1.09%) Advertising
10 12 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.76%) Military
12 8 (0.67%) Banking
12 8 (0.67%) Law
13 5 (0.42%) Legal
13 5 (0.42%) Avionics
14 4 (0.34%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.25%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.25%) Publishing
15 3 (0.25%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (31.29%) .NET
2 250 (20.97%) HTML
3 239 (20.05%) ASP.NET
4 191 (16.02%) XML
5 183 (15.35%) CSS
5 183 (15.35%) jQuery
6 140 (11.74%) WCF
7 137 (11.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 137 (11.49%) HTML5
8 136 (11.41%) Ajax
9 132 (11.07%) Web Services
10 117 (9.82%) WPF
11 76 (6.38%) REST
12 75 (6.29%) J2EE
13 74 (6.21%) JSON
14 66 (5.54%) .NET Framework
15 65 (5.45%) AngularJS
16 64 (5.37%) Spring
17 48 (4.03%) CSS3
18 47 (3.94%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 192 (16.11%) Computer Science
2 87 (7.30%) Algorithms
3 84 (7.05%) Embedded Systems
3 84 (7.05%) Open Source
4 68 (5.70%) Mathematics
5 48 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (3.94%) Data Structures
7 40 (3.36%) Mobile App
7 40 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
8 37 (3.10%) Client/Server
9 27 (2.27%) Physics
10 26 (2.18%) User Experience
11 23 (1.93%) Device Driver
12 15 (1.26%) Social Media
13 12 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
13 12 (1.01%) Web 2.0
14 11 (0.92%) Cryptography
14 11 (0.92%) Visualisation
15 10 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
15 10 (0.84%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 304 (25.50%) Linux
2 236 (19.80%) Windows
3 109 (9.14%) UNIX
4 44 (3.69%) Android
5 41 (3.44%) Apple iOS
6 24 (2.01%) VxWorks
7 13 (1.09%) Mac OS X
8 12 (1.01%) Windows CE
9 9 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
10 8 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.59%) CentOS
11 7 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.59%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.50%) Nucleus RTOS
13 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.34%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.25%) Symbian OS
15 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1140 (95.64%) Software Engineering
2 516 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (21.81%) OO
4 200 (16.78%) MVC
5 198 (16.61%) Scrum
6 185 (15.52%) TDD
7 140 (11.74%) Multithreading
8 121 (10.15%) UML
9 118 (9.90%) Unit Testing
10 117 (9.82%) Mentoring
11 114 (9.56%) OOD
12 105 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
13 73 (6.12%) Automated Testing
14 66 (5.54%) Web Development
15 55 (4.61%) Use Case
15 55 (4.61%) SOA
15 55 (4.61%) OOP
16 48 (4.03%) E-Commerce
17 41 (3.44%) Analytics
18 40 (3.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 539 (45.22%) C#
2 431 (36.16%) C++
3 363 (30.45%) JavaScript
4 343 (28.78%) Java
5 319 (26.76%) SQL
6 230 (19.30%) C
7 192 (16.11%) Python
8 86 (7.21%) PHP
9 77 (6.46%) Embedded C
10 65 (5.45%) Ruby
11 57 (4.78%) Embedded C++
12 52 (4.36%) VB.NET
13 46 (3.86%) Perl
13 46 (3.86%) Objective-C
14 35 (2.94%) PL/SQL
15 31 (2.60%) T-SQL
16 27 (2.27%) Scala
17 26 (2.18%) VB
18 25 (2.10%) Shell Script
18 25 (2.10%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 251 (21.06%) Degree
2 46 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.52%) PhD
4 22 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.50%) OCPJP
6 6 (0.50%) OCMJD
6 6 (0.50%) MCTS
7 4 (0.34%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.25%) ISEB
8 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.084%) HNC
9 1 (0.084%) HND
9 1 (0.084%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.084%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.084%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.084%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.084%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.71%) QA
2 31 (2.60%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.67%) JTAG
4 6 (0.50%) IEC 61508
4 6 (0.50%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.42%) TickIT
6 2 (0.17%) WAI
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.084%) SLA
7 1 (0.084%) ARP4754
System Software
1 25 (2.10%) Firmware
2 16 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.59%) vSphere
4 7 (0.59%) Docker
5 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.17%) Varnish
6 2 (0.17%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.084%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.084%) KVM
7 1 (0.084%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 28 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (1.76%) Puppet
3 14 (1.17%) Nagios
3 14 (1.17%) OpenNMS
4 9 (0.76%) Ansible
5 3 (0.25%) Mesos
6 2 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.17%) StatsD
Vendors
1 186 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 98 (8.22%) Oracle
3 21 (1.76%) VMware
4 20 (1.68%) TIBCO
5 16 (1.34%) Pega
6 14 (1.17%) Google
7 12 (1.01%) Apple
7 12 (1.01%) Sybase
7 12 (1.01%) Twitter
8 11 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (0.84%) QNX
9 10 (0.84%) SAP
10 9 (0.76%) Cisco
10 9 (0.76%) Facebook
11 7 (0.59%) Informatica
12 6 (0.50%) Sun
12 6 (0.50%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.50%) PayPal
12 6 (0.50%) Rapid7
13 5 (0.42%) StreamBase
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