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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 409 427 461
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 659 659 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.58% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 485 595 410
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +8.43%

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
104429 113406 103826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86226 93036 86429
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +37 621 £50,000 - 103
South East +64 224 £50,000 - 35
London +25 142 £60,000 +9.09% 20
East of England -13 64 £47,500 -5.00% 19
South West -21 61 £53,750 +19.44% 10
Berkshire +35 54 £55,000 +4.76% 9
Hampshire +25 49 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Bristol +24 45 £55,000 +15.78% 7
East Midlands +29 44 £41,250 +3.12% 4
Cambridgeshire +14 39 £47,500 -9.52% 12
Surrey +13 36 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Cambridge +16 33 £47,000 -6.00% 12
Reading +15 31 £60,000 +14.28% 5
Yorkshire +8 31 £46,250 +15.62% 3
West Midlands -7 27 £44,250 -1.66% 7
North West +25 26 £47,500 +5.55% 5
West Yorkshire +15 26 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Leeds +25 25 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Scotland -35 25 £43,500 +2.35% 10
Buckinghamshire -1 24 £42,500 -15.00%
West Sussex +25 22 £62,500 +38.88% 2
Oxfordshire -10 21 £57,500 +17.34% 7
Havant - 21 £49,250 - 2
Newbury - 19 £52,500 - 1
Redhill +15 18 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Milton Keynes -12 18 £38,000 -10.58%
City of London +27 16 £60,000 -11.11% 3
Manchester +18 16 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Northamptonshire - 16 £43,500 - 2
East Sussex +33 14 £60,000 +9.09%

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1169 (96.13%) Software Engineering
2 598 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
3 564 (46.38%) C#
4 435 (35.77%) C++
5 415 (34.13%) .NET
6 381 (31.33%) Java
7 348 (28.62%) SQL
8 327 (26.89%) JavaScript
9 310 (25.49%) Degree
10 289 (23.77%) Linux
11 269 (22.12%) OO
12 258 (21.22%) ASP.NET
13 248 (20.39%) HTML
14 246 (20.23%) Scrum
14 246 (20.23%) TDD
15 233 (19.16%) Windows
16 225 (18.50%) C
17 220 (18.09%) MVC
18 208 (17.11%) Computer Science
19 203 (16.69%) SQL Server
20 196 (16.12%) Python
21 175 (14.39%) CSS
21 175 (14.39%) Web Services
21 175 (14.39%) Microsoft
22 174 (14.31%) jQuery
23 165 (13.57%) ASP.NET MVC
24 160 (13.16%) XML
25 154 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
26 152 (12.50%) Mentoring
27 147 (12.09%) WCF

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 49 (4.03%) Tomcat
2 48 (3.95%) Node.js
3 43 (3.54%) SharePoint
4 32 (2.63%) WebSphere
5 31 (2.55%) IIS
6 26 (2.14%) Apache
7 24 (1.97%) JBoss
8 22 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (1.73%) WebLogic
10 16 (1.32%) Apache Solr
11 14 (1.15%) GlassFish
12 11 (0.90%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.49%) Jetty
14 6 (0.49%) SAS
14 6 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.41%) Apache Pig
16 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.33%) Apache ServiceMix
16 4 (0.33%) CMS
Applications
1 73 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.48%) Simulink
3 12 (0.99%) TargetLink
4 5 (0.41%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.33%) Mingle
6 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.16%) MS Office
8 1 (0.082%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.082%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.33%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.082%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 89 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (6.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (5.26%) SaaS
4 15 (1.23%) PaaS
5 14 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (0.99%) Google App Engine
7 10 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.58%) GitHub
9 6 (0.49%) IaaS
10 5 (0.41%) HP Helion
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.082%) Trello
13 1 (0.082%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.36%) TCP/IP
2 29 (2.38%) HTTP
3 27 (2.22%) Ethernet
4 21 (1.73%) Internet
5 10 (0.82%) Network Security
6 9 (0.74%) FTP
7 7 (0.58%) SNMP
7 7 (0.58%) LDAP
8 6 (0.49%) GSM
9 5 (0.41%) LTE
9 5 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.41%) Wireless
9 5 (0.41%) VPN
10 4 (0.33%) DVB
10 4 (0.33%) RTP
10 4 (0.33%) RANAP
10 4 (0.33%) PBX
10 4 (0.33%) ATM
10 4 (0.33%) UMTS
10 4 (0.33%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (16.69%) SQL Server
2 97 (7.98%) MySQL
3 58 (4.77%) Relational Database
4 52 (4.28%) MongoDB
5 40 (3.29%) NoSQL
6 38 (3.13%) Big Data
6 38 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (2.22%) Oracle Database
8 22 (1.81%) Hadoop
9 19 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (1.48%) Apache Hive
11 16 (1.32%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.90%) Redis
17 10 (0.82%) SQLite
18 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 7 (0.58%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 92 (7.57%) Git (software)
2 88 (7.24%) Visual Studio
3 86 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 84 (6.91%) Subversion
5 80 (6.58%) Jenkins
6 61 (5.02%) Selenium
7 52 (4.28%) JIRA
8 50 (4.11%) Maven
8 50 (4.11%) NUnit
9 37 (3.04%) Hudson
10 36 (2.96%) JUnit
11 34 (2.80%) Eclipse
12 32 (2.63%) TeamCity
13 25 (2.06%) Gradle
14 24 (1.97%) Ant
15 21 (1.73%) Artifactory
16 17 (1.40%) CruiseControl
16 17 (1.40%) Bugzilla
16 17 (1.40%) WebDriver
17 16 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
General
1 138 (11.35%) Finance
2 69 (5.67%) Retail
3 58 (4.77%) Manufacturing
4 53 (4.36%) Telecoms
5 44 (3.62%) Electronics
6 26 (2.14%) Games
7 21 (1.73%) Marketing
8 20 (1.64%) Publishing
9 19 (1.56%) Automotive
10 15 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (1.07%) Aerospace
12 12 (0.99%) Advertising
13 10 (0.82%) Back Office
14 9 (0.74%) Banking
15 7 (0.58%) Military
16 6 (0.49%) Avionics
17 4 (0.33%) Legal
18 2 (0.16%) Law
18 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
19 1 (0.082%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (34.13%) .NET
2 258 (21.22%) ASP.NET
3 248 (20.39%) HTML
4 175 (14.39%) CSS
4 175 (14.39%) Web Services
5 174 (14.31%) jQuery
6 165 (13.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 160 (13.16%) XML
8 147 (12.09%) WCF
9 127 (10.44%) WPF
10 122 (10.03%) HTML5
11 110 (9.05%) Ajax
12 76 (6.25%) REST
13 64 (5.26%) Spring
13 64 (5.26%) .NET Framework
14 63 (5.18%) JSON
15 59 (4.85%) J2EE
16 58 (4.77%) AngularJS
17 52 (4.28%) Entity Framework
18 44 (3.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 208 (17.11%) Computer Science
2 106 (8.72%) Algorithms
3 74 (6.09%) Mathematics
4 68 (5.59%) Embedded Systems
5 58 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
6 57 (4.69%) Mobile App
7 56 (4.61%) Data Structures
8 43 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
9 34 (2.80%) Client/Server
10 33 (2.71%) Physics
11 24 (1.97%) Device Driver
12 22 (1.81%) Inversion of Control
13 20 (1.64%) Photography
14 19 (1.56%) Visualisation
15 18 (1.48%) User Experience
15 18 (1.48%) 3D Graphics
16 15 (1.23%) Social Media
17 13 (1.07%) Management Information System
17 13 (1.07%) N-Tier
18 12 (0.99%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 289 (23.77%) Linux
2 233 (19.16%) Windows
3 93 (7.65%) UNIX
4 48 (3.95%) Android
5 44 (3.62%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.40%) VxWorks
7 13 (1.07%) Windows CE
7 13 (1.07%) Embedded Linux
8 12 (0.99%) Windows XP
9 10 (0.82%) Windows 2000
9 10 (0.82%) Windows NT
10 8 (0.66%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.58%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.58%) CentOS
11 7 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.33%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.33%) Nucleus RTOS
13 3 (0.25%) Symbian OS
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1169 (96.13%) Software Engineering
2 598 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (22.12%) OO
4 246 (20.23%) Scrum
4 246 (20.23%) TDD
5 220 (18.09%) MVC
6 154 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
7 152 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 120 (9.87%) OOD
9 114 (9.38%) Unit Testing
10 112 (9.21%) Multithreading
11 109 (8.96%) SDLC
12 92 (7.57%) Open Source
13 90 (7.40%) UML
14 76 (6.25%) BDD
15 63 (5.18%) OOP
16 62 (5.10%) Web Development
17 59 (4.85%) Automated Testing
18 49 (4.03%) SOA
19 48 (3.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 564 (46.38%) C#
2 435 (35.77%) C++
3 381 (31.33%) Java
4 348 (28.62%) SQL
5 327 (26.89%) JavaScript
6 225 (18.50%) C
7 196 (16.12%) Python
8 79 (6.50%) PHP
9 69 (5.67%) Embedded C
10 55 (4.52%) Scala
11 52 (4.28%) Ruby
12 49 (4.03%) Embedded C++
12 49 (4.03%) T-SQL
13 46 (3.78%) VB.NET
14 44 (3.62%) Objective-C
15 42 (3.45%) Perl
16 40 (3.29%) PL/SQL
17 33 (2.71%) Clojure
18 30 (2.47%) COBOL
19 27 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 310 (25.49%) Degree
2 33 (2.71%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.89%) PhD
4 12 (0.99%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.49%) MCTS
5 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.082%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.082%) OCMJD
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.082%) ISEB
7 1 (0.082%) HNC
7 1 (0.082%) HND
7 1 (0.082%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.082%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.082%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.082%) IC3 Certification
7 1 (0.082%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (7.07%) QA
2 20 (1.64%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.82%) TickIT
4 5 (0.41%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.33%) JTAG
5 4 (0.33%) SLA
6 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.16%) WAI
7 1 (0.082%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.082%) GAMP
7 1 (0.082%) GMP
7 1 (0.082%) ARP4754
System Software
1 36 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (2.88%) Firmware
3 17 (1.40%) Docker
4 16 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.58%) vSphere
6 6 (0.49%) KVM
6 6 (0.49%) Xen
6 6 (0.49%) LXC
7 5 (0.41%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.33%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.082%) Varnish
10 1 (0.082%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 33 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (2.14%) Puppet
3 14 (1.15%) Nagios
4 13 (1.07%) Ansible
5 11 (0.90%) OpenNMS
6 7 (0.58%) WMI
7 6 (0.49%) StatsD
8 3 (0.25%) Nmap
8 3 (0.25%) Mesos
9 2 (0.16%) logstash
9 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.082%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 175 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 95 (7.81%) Oracle
3 41 (3.37%) VMware
4 24 (1.97%) TIBCO
5 20 (1.64%) QNX
5 20 (1.64%) Google
6 14 (1.15%) Sybase
7 13 (1.07%) Pega
8 12 (0.99%) SAP
9 11 (0.90%) Rackspace
10 10 (0.82%) StreamBase
10 10 (0.82%) Rapid7
11 9 (0.74%) Xamarin
11 9 (0.74%) Apple
12 7 (0.58%) HP
12 7 (0.58%) Informatica
12 7 (0.58%) Twitter
13 6 (0.49%) PayPal
13 6 (0.49%) SaltStack
13 6 (0.49%) Atlassian
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
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Hampshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25k-60k + benefits
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
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Middlesex
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + bonus + excellent bens
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Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum, Bonus, Free Gym, Food, Pension + more
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