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 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 Engineer
Rank 462 445 433
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 535 512 589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.51% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 452 432 554
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £35,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 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 29 August 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 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 -38 465 £50,000 +11.11% 64
London +24 144 £57,500 -4.16% 16
South East -6 111 £50,000 - 16
South West -6 63 £45,000 +5.88% 8
East of England -35 61 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Cambridgeshire -19 42 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Scotland -5 39 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Cambridge -16 35 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Yorkshire -53 34 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Surrey -6 30 £50,000 +4.16% 1
City of London -7 28 £66,000 +10.00% 2
Oxfordshire +9 26 £50,000 -6.10% 9
East Midlands -23 24 £42,000 +2.43% 3
Edinburgh +4 21 £42,500 - 4
West Yorkshire -32 21 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Berkshire +8 20 £58,750 +30.55% 1
Wales +17 19 £48,250 +14.88% 4
Oxford +6 19 £48,500 -10.18% 4
Leeds -11 19 £42,500 +1.19% 1
Bristol -6 17 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Hertfordshire -14 17 £50,000 - 2
Hampshire -13 16 £50,000 - 2
Guildford +10 14 £45,000 - 1
Derbyshire +3 14 £40,750 +11.64% 1
Derby -9 14 £40,750 +11.64% 1
West Midlands -32 14 £42,500 -11.45% 3
Powys - 14 - - 1
Mid Wales - 14 - - 1
South Yorkshire -20 12 £43,750 +25.00%
Hounslow - 12 £52,500 -

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1113 (93.92%) Software Engineering
2 479 (40.42%) C++
3 439 (37.05%) Java
4 432 (36.46%) C#
5 374 (31.56%) Degree
6 358 (30.21%) SQL
7 342 (28.86%) .NET
8 330 (27.85%) Linux
9 288 (24.30%) JavaScript
10 283 (23.88%) Computer Science
11 265 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
12 263 (22.19%) C
13 262 (22.11%) HTML
14 234 (19.75%) OO
15 218 (18.40%) Windows
16 197 (16.62%) Multithreading
17 190 (16.03%) SQL Server
18 189 (15.95%) ASP.NET
18 189 (15.95%) XML
18 189 (15.95%) MVC
18 189 (15.95%) TDD
19 172 (14.51%) UNIX
19 172 (14.51%) Oracle
20 166 (14.01%) Web Services
21 162 (13.67%) CSS
22 157 (13.25%) Scrum
23 147 (12.41%) Unit Testing
24 142 (11.98%) Python
25 134 (11.31%) Microsoft
26 126 (10.63%) jQuery

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 56 (4.73%) Tomcat
2 48 (4.05%) Apache
2 48 (4.05%) Apache Solr
3 33 (2.78%) IIS
4 24 (2.03%) GlassFish
5 23 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 17 (1.43%) WebLogic
7 16 (1.35%) Node.js
8 14 (1.18%) CMS
8 14 (1.18%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.68%) Apache ServiceMix
11 7 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
12 6 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.42%) WordPress
13 5 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.34%) SAS
14 4 (0.34%) CloudStack
Applications
1 40 (3.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.25%) MS Office
3 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.084%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.25%) Magento
3 2 (0.17%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.60%) SaaS
3 18 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.84%) GitHub
5 4 (0.34%) Basecamp
6 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.25%) PaaS
7 2 (0.17%) Heroku
7 2 (0.17%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.084%) Force.com
8 1 (0.084%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.73%) TCP/IP
2 55 (4.64%) Internet
3 51 (4.30%) HTTP
4 36 (3.04%) Wireless
5 25 (2.11%) Ethernet
6 22 (1.86%) RTP
7 20 (1.69%) GSM
8 12 (1.01%) SS7
9 11 (0.93%) Network Security
10 10 (0.84%) VLAN
10 10 (0.84%) SIGTRAN
10 10 (0.84%) TCAP
10 10 (0.84%) INAP
11 9 (0.76%) UMTS
11 9 (0.76%) LTE
12 7 (0.59%) LDAP
12 7 (0.59%) DVB
13 6 (0.51%) Broadband
13 6 (0.51%) PBX
13 6 (0.51%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 82 (6.92%) MySQL
3 81 (6.84%) Relational Database
4 71 (5.99%) Big Data
5 64 (5.40%) NoSQL
6 61 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 53 (4.47%) Hadoop
8 37 (3.12%) RDBMS
9 33 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 28 (2.36%) MongoDB
11 23 (1.94%) OLTP
12 19 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (1.52%) Apache Hive
14 17 (1.43%) Oracle Database
15 15 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 72 (6.08%) Visual Studio
2 65 (5.49%) Subversion
3 55 (4.64%) Jenkins
4 54 (4.56%) NUnit
5 46 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 44 (3.71%) Git (software)
7 42 (3.54%) Eclipse
8 33 (2.78%) JIRA
9 28 (2.36%) Selenium
10 24 (2.03%) JUnit
10 24 (2.03%) Maven
11 20 (1.69%) Ant
12 19 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 18 (1.52%) Hudson
14 14 (1.18%) Artifactory
15 13 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
16 12 (1.01%) SpecFlow
16 12 (1.01%) MbUnit
17 11 (0.93%) ClearCase
17 11 (0.93%) Bugzilla
General
1 87 (7.34%) Electronics
2 81 (6.84%) Finance
3 57 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 47 (3.97%) Games
5 33 (2.78%) Military
6 28 (2.36%) Aerospace
7 24 (2.03%) Banking
8 22 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.60%) Retail
9 19 (1.60%) Law
10 17 (1.43%) Publishing
11 16 (1.35%) Legal
12 15 (1.27%) Automotive
13 12 (1.01%) Avionics
14 9 (0.76%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.68%) Front Office
15 8 (0.68%) Marketing
16 5 (0.42%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.34%) Advertising
17 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (28.86%) .NET
2 262 (22.11%) HTML
3 189 (15.95%) ASP.NET
3 189 (15.95%) XML
4 166 (14.01%) Web Services
5 162 (13.67%) CSS
6 126 (10.63%) jQuery
7 112 (9.45%) Spring
8 109 (9.20%) .NET Framework
9 108 (9.11%) WCF
10 103 (8.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 95 (8.02%) Ajax
12 79 (6.67%) J2EE
13 77 (6.50%) STL
14 72 (6.08%) HTML5
15 68 (5.74%) SOAP
16 65 (5.49%) WPF
17 48 (4.05%) LINQ
18 47 (3.97%) Hibernate
19 43 (3.63%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 283 (23.88%) Computer Science
2 88 (7.43%) Mathematics
3 60 (5.06%) Open Source
4 37 (3.12%) Firmware
5 36 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (2.95%) Mobile App
7 31 (2.62%) Physics
7 31 (2.62%) Device Driver
8 30 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
9 23 (1.94%) Client/Server
10 20 (1.69%) iPad
11 19 (1.60%) Visualisation
11 19 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
11 19 (1.60%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.43%) DTV
13 15 (1.27%) Cryptography
14 12 (1.01%) PKI
14 12 (1.01%) Statistics
14 12 (1.01%) Streaming Video
15 11 (0.93%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 330 (27.85%) Linux
2 218 (18.40%) Windows
3 172 (14.51%) UNIX
4 80 (6.75%) Android
5 40 (3.38%) Apple iOS
6 32 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
7 16 (1.35%) Windows CE
8 14 (1.18%) AIX
8 14 (1.18%) Solaris
9 11 (0.93%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.76%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.34%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.25%) CentOS
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.084%) Nucleus RTOS
14 1 (0.084%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.084%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1113 (93.92%) Software Engineering
2 265 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (19.75%) OO
4 197 (16.62%) Multithreading
5 189 (15.95%) MVC
5 189 (15.95%) TDD
6 157 (13.25%) Scrum
7 147 (12.41%) Unit Testing
8 89 (7.51%) E-Commerce
9 81 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
10 78 (6.58%) UML
11 68 (5.74%) Web Development
12 66 (5.57%) OOP
13 64 (5.40%) OOD
14 58 (4.89%) Test Automation
15 55 (4.64%) BDD
16 48 (4.05%) Automated Testing
17 47 (3.97%) Integration Testing
18 45 (3.80%) SOA
19 36 (3.04%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 479 (40.42%) C++
2 439 (37.05%) Java
3 432 (36.46%) C#
4 358 (30.21%) SQL
5 288 (24.30%) JavaScript
6 263 (22.19%) C
7 142 (11.98%) Python
8 64 (5.40%) PHP
9 62 (5.23%) Ruby
10 59 (4.98%) Embedded C
11 53 (4.47%) Perl
12 39 (3.29%) Bash Shell
13 36 (3.04%) Scala
14 34 (2.87%) Objective-C
15 33 (2.78%) VB
16 32 (2.70%) VB.NET
17 30 (2.53%) T-SQL
18 25 (2.11%) PL/SQL
19 23 (1.94%) VB6
20 15 (1.27%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 374 (31.56%) Degree
2 46 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.77%) PhD
5 18 (1.52%) ISEB
6 17 (1.43%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.59%) Postgraduate
8 5 (0.42%) CCA
9 4 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.25%) HND
11 1 (0.084%) HNC
11 1 (0.084%) CISSP
11 1 (0.084%) GIAC
11 1 (0.084%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.32%) QA
2 30 (2.53%) ISO 9001
3 17 (1.43%) JTAG
4 14 (1.18%) ISO 9000
5 12 (1.01%) IEC 61508
6 7 (0.59%) SLA
7 4 (0.34%) TickIT
7 4 (0.34%) WAI
8 2 (0.17%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.084%) DICOM
System Software
1 6 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.25%) Postfix
2 3 (0.25%) Varnish
2 3 (0.25%) VirtualBox
2 3 (0.25%) NFS
2 3 (0.25%) HDFS
3 1 (0.084%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.084%) Xen
3 1 (0.084%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (1.52%) Puppet
2 13 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.42%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 5 (0.42%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.25%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.17%) Hyperic
5 2 (0.17%) StatsD
5 2 (0.17%) logstash
5 2 (0.17%) Kibana
6 1 (0.084%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 172 (14.51%) Oracle
2 134 (11.31%) Microsoft
3 24 (2.03%) JBoss
4 22 (1.86%) Perforce
5 15 (1.27%) Twitter
6 14 (1.18%) Sitecore
7 10 (0.84%) Zend
7 10 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (0.84%) Cisco
8 8 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 8 (0.68%) Siebel
9 7 (0.59%) VMware
10 4 (0.34%) QNX
10 4 (0.34%) Google
10 4 (0.34%) DataFlux
10 4 (0.34%) IBM
10 4 (0.34%) SAP
10 4 (0.34%) Adobe
10 4 (0.34%) Informatica
11 3 (0.25%) PeopleSoft
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum - excellent company benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-42,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newtown, Powys
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DoE
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Webrecruit
Salary: £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Yateley, Hampshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,0000
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago