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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 418 446 452
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 627 629 528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.53% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.57% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 464 561 414
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.14%

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
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
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 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 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 28 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 +45 591 £50,000 +1.01% 94
South East +71 191 £50,000 - 18
London +4 147 £60,000 +14.28% 25
South West -14 71 £52,500 +16.66% 14
East of England +5 64 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Berkshire +26 52 £52,500 - 8
Hampshire +37 51 £50,000 +9.28% 3
Bristol +5 48 £60,000 +26.31% 10
Cambridgeshire +8 39 £46,500 -7.00% 14
Yorkshire +5 35 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Cambridge +9 33 £46,500 -7.00% 12
Surrey +2 31 £50,000 -9.09% 2
West Yorkshire +22 30 £47,500 +18.75% 2
East Midlands +1 30 £40,000 - 5
Leeds +13 29 £47,500 +18.75% 1
West Midlands -10 28 £43,500 +4.81% 3
Reading +10 25 £60,000 +9.09% 4
North West +10 24 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Scotland -27 22 £42,500 - 1
Havant - 22 £48,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +4 21 £57,500 +15.57% 4
City of London +18 19 £67,500 - 3
Newbury - 19 £53,750 - 2
Oxford -11 15 £65,000 +34.02% 4
Buckinghamshire -11 15 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Redhill +4 14 £45,000 -18.18%
Hertfordshire -10 14 £60,000 +29.72% 2
Northamptonshire - 14 £42,500 - 1
Manchester +8 13 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Northampton - 12 £35,000 - 1

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 1180 (95.86%) Software Engineering
2 619 (50.28%) Agile Software Development
3 557 (45.25%) C#
4 432 (35.09%) .NET
5 430 (34.93%) C++
6 402 (32.66%) Java
7 385 (31.28%) SQL
8 327 (26.56%) JavaScript
8 327 (26.56%) Degree
9 303 (24.61%) Linux
10 271 (22.01%) OO
11 267 (21.69%) TDD
12 260 (21.12%) Scrum
13 256 (20.80%) ASP.NET
14 255 (20.71%) HTML
15 247 (20.06%) Windows
16 226 (18.36%) MVC
17 224 (18.20%) SQL Server
18 214 (17.38%) Computer Science
19 212 (17.22%) C
20 200 (16.25%) Python
21 188 (15.27%) Web Services
22 178 (14.46%) CSS
23 175 (14.22%) jQuery
23 175 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
24 163 (13.24%) Microsoft
25 158 (12.84%) ASP.NET MVC
26 154 (12.51%) Mentoring
27 147 (11.94%) XML
28 144 (11.70%) WCF

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 51 (4.14%) Tomcat
2 44 (3.57%) Node.js
3 38 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 35 (2.84%) WebSphere
5 34 (2.76%) Apache
6 28 (2.27%) JBoss
7 27 (2.19%) IIS
8 24 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (1.95%) WebLogic
9 17 (1.38%) Apache Solr
10 15 (1.22%) GlassFish
11 13 (1.06%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.73%) Apache ServiceMix
13 7 (0.57%) Jetty
14 6 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.41%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.41%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.41%) CMS
15 5 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 74 (6.01%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.30%) Simulink
3 11 (0.89%) TargetLink
4 5 (0.41%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.32%) Mingle
6 3 (0.24%) MS Office
7 1 (0.081%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.081%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.081%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.32%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.081%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 95 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (5.69%) SaaS
4 19 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (1.38%) PaaS
6 14 (1.14%) Google App Engine
7 13 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.65%) IaaS
9 7 (0.57%) GitHub
10 6 (0.49%) HP Helion
11 5 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.081%) Heroku
14 1 (0.081%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 67 (5.44%) TCP/IP
2 34 (2.76%) HTTP
3 26 (2.11%) Ethernet
3 26 (2.11%) Internet
4 13 (1.06%) Network Security
5 12 (0.97%) FTP
6 8 (0.65%) GSM
7 6 (0.49%) SNMP
7 6 (0.49%) LTE
8 5 (0.41%) LDAP
8 5 (0.41%) UMTS
8 5 (0.41%) VPN
8 5 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.41%) Wireless
9 4 (0.32%) VoIP
9 4 (0.32%) SMTP
10 3 (0.24%) Asterisk PBX
10 3 (0.24%) SCTP
10 3 (0.24%) Modbus
10 3 (0.24%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (18.20%) SQL Server
2 103 (8.37%) MySQL
3 66 (5.36%) Relational Database
4 53 (4.31%) MongoDB
5 43 (3.49%) NoSQL
6 39 (3.17%) Big Data
7 36 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (2.36%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.95%) Hadoop
9 24 (1.95%) RDBMS
10 22 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (1.79%) Apache Hive
11 18 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (1.06%) SQLite
15 9 (0.73%) Redis
16 8 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.57%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 106 (8.61%) Git (software)
2 94 (7.64%) Visual Studio
3 92 (7.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 86 (6.99%) Jenkins
5 78 (6.34%) Subversion
6 62 (5.04%) Selenium
7 61 (4.96%) Maven
8 53 (4.31%) NUnit
9 51 (4.14%) JUnit
10 49 (3.98%) JIRA
11 41 (3.33%) Hudson
12 39 (3.17%) Eclipse
13 35 (2.84%) TeamCity
14 33 (2.68%) Ant
15 32 (2.60%) Gradle
16 26 (2.11%) Artifactory
17 21 (1.71%) SpecFlow
18 17 (1.38%) CruiseControl
19 16 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
19 16 (1.30%) Moq
General
1 135 (10.97%) Finance
2 71 (5.77%) Retail
3 58 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 56 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 46 (3.74%) Electronics
6 27 (2.19%) Games
7 21 (1.71%) Automotive
8 20 (1.62%) Publishing
9 18 (1.46%) Marketing
10 17 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (1.06%) Banking
11 13 (1.06%) Back Office
11 13 (1.06%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.81%) Advertising
13 7 (0.57%) Military
14 6 (0.49%) Avionics
15 4 (0.32%) Legal
16 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.081%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 432 (35.09%) .NET
2 256 (20.80%) ASP.NET
3 255 (20.71%) HTML
4 188 (15.27%) Web Services
5 178 (14.46%) CSS
6 175 (14.22%) jQuery
7 158 (12.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 147 (11.94%) XML
9 144 (11.70%) WCF
10 120 (9.75%) WPF
11 117 (9.50%) HTML5
12 103 (8.37%) Ajax
13 87 (7.07%) REST
14 76 (6.17%) Spring
15 69 (5.61%) .NET Framework
16 67 (5.44%) J2EE
17 63 (5.12%) AngularJS
18 59 (4.79%) JSON
19 55 (4.47%) Entity Framework
20 45 (3.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 214 (17.38%) Computer Science
2 109 (8.85%) Algorithms
3 73 (5.93%) Mathematics
4 66 (5.36%) Embedded Systems
5 58 (4.71%) Mobile App
6 57 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
7 51 (4.14%) Data Structures
8 48 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
9 34 (2.76%) Client/Server
10 33 (2.68%) Physics
11 29 (2.36%) Visualisation
12 26 (2.11%) Inversion of Control
13 24 (1.95%) 3D Graphics
14 20 (1.62%) Device Driver
14 20 (1.62%) Photography
15 18 (1.46%) N-Tier
15 18 (1.46%) User Experience
16 15 (1.22%) Social Media
17 13 (1.06%) Digital Media
17 13 (1.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 303 (24.61%) Linux
2 247 (20.06%) Windows
3 105 (8.53%) UNIX
4 55 (4.47%) Apple iOS
5 54 (4.39%) Android
6 16 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
7 14 (1.14%) Windows XP
8 13 (1.06%) VxWorks
9 12 (0.97%) Windows CE
9 12 (0.97%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.97%) Windows 2000
9 12 (0.97%) Windows NT
10 8 (0.65%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.57%) CentOS
11 7 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.32%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.24%) Nucleus RTOS
13 3 (0.24%) Symbian OS
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1180 (95.86%) Software Engineering
2 619 (50.28%) Agile Software Development
3 271 (22.01%) OO
4 267 (21.69%) TDD
5 260 (21.12%) Scrum
6 226 (18.36%) MVC
7 175 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
8 154 (12.51%) Mentoring
9 120 (9.75%) Multithreading
10 114 (9.26%) OOD
11 108 (8.77%) Unit Testing
12 106 (8.61%) SDLC
13 94 (7.64%) Open Source
14 88 (7.15%) UML
14 88 (7.15%) BDD
15 68 (5.52%) OOP
16 55 (4.47%) Automated Testing
17 53 (4.31%) Web Development
18 48 (3.90%) E-Commerce
18 48 (3.90%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 557 (45.25%) C#
2 430 (34.93%) C++
3 402 (32.66%) Java
4 385 (31.28%) SQL
5 327 (26.56%) JavaScript
6 212 (17.22%) C
7 200 (16.25%) Python
8 80 (6.50%) PHP
9 64 (5.20%) Scala
10 59 (4.79%) Embedded C
11 54 (4.39%) T-SQL
12 52 (4.22%) Ruby
13 45 (3.66%) Perl
14 44 (3.57%) Objective-C
15 43 (3.49%) Embedded C++
16 41 (3.33%) PL/SQL
16 41 (3.33%) VB.NET
17 40 (3.25%) Clojure
18 31 (2.52%) COBOL
19 27 (2.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 327 (26.56%) Degree
2 37 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.22%) SC Cleared
3 15 (1.22%) PhD
4 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (0.49%) MCTS
5 3 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.081%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.081%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.081%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.081%) IC3 Certification
6 1 (0.081%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.081%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.081%) OCMJD
6 1 (0.081%) HNC
6 1 (0.081%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.081%) ISEB
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.50%) QA
2 17 (1.38%) ISO 9001
3 15 (1.22%) TickIT
4 7 (0.57%) DO-178B
5 6 (0.49%) SLA
6 3 (0.24%) JTAG
7 1 (0.081%) ARP4754
7 1 (0.081%) WAI
7 1 (0.081%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.081%) GAMP
7 1 (0.081%) GMP
System Software
1 46 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (2.60%) Firmware
3 22 (1.79%) Docker
4 16 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (0.81%) Xen
6 7 (0.57%) vSphere
6 7 (0.57%) KVM
6 7 (0.57%) LXC
7 5 (0.41%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.32%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.081%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 32 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (2.36%) Puppet
3 15 (1.22%) Ansible
4 14 (1.14%) Nagios
5 11 (0.89%) OpenNMS
6 10 (0.81%) WMI
7 7 (0.57%) StatsD
8 4 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 4 (0.32%) SCCM
9 3 (0.24%) Mesos
9 3 (0.24%) logstash
9 3 (0.24%) Nmap
10 2 (0.16%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.081%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 163 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 111 (9.02%) Oracle
3 51 (4.14%) VMware
4 28 (2.27%) Google
5 25 (2.03%) TIBCO
6 19 (1.54%) QNX
7 16 (1.30%) Sybase
8 13 (1.06%) Pega
8 13 (1.06%) Rackspace
8 13 (1.06%) Xamarin
8 13 (1.06%) Apple
9 12 (0.97%) SAP
10 11 (0.89%) StreamBase
11 10 (0.81%) Rapid7
12 8 (0.65%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.57%) PayPal
13 7 (0.57%) Telerik
13 7 (0.57%) Informatica
13 7 (0.57%) HP
14 6 (0.49%) Perforce
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-55,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum bonus (10-20%), Health, Pension etc.
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 5 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28k-32k + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25k-60k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £48K DOE + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55k - 70k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits , Healthcare , Pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £300 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago