The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 432 443 421
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 588 535 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.52% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 518 420 553
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.32%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
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 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 1 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 1 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 -34 502 £50,000 +11.11% 65
London -12 155 £55,000 -8.33% 21
South East -13 118 £50,000 +9.89% 13
East of England -29 72 £50,000 +20.48% 11
South West -10 60 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Scotland +23 57 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 47 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Cambridge -5 39 £50,000 +8.10% 7
Surrey -1 33 £55,000 +22.22% 2
East Midlands -12 31 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire -29 29 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Oxfordshire +17 25 £49,500 -8.33% 2
Edinburgh +5 23 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands +2 22 £40,750 -15.10% 1
Hertfordshire -8 21 £50,000 - 2
Glasgow -4 20 £45,000 +12.50% 1
City of London -30 20 £66,750 +11.25% 3
Wales +5 19 £40,750 -2.97% 2
Bristol +2 19 £47,500 +26.66% 2
West Yorkshire -37 19 £40,000 - 2
Berkshire +9 17 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 17 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Leeds -22 17 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Oxford +13 16 £48,500 -11.81%
Derbyshire +1 16 £40,000 +4.57%
Derby -7 16 £40,000 +4.57%
Hampshire -5 15 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Guildford +7 14 £55,000 +25.71% 2
Milton Keynes -3 14 £42,500 +6.25%
Hounslow - 14 £52,500 -

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 1132 (93.25%) Software Engineering
2 495 (40.77%) C++
3 452 (37.23%) C#
4 436 (35.91%) Java
5 379 (31.22%) Degree
6 371 (30.56%) .NET
7 354 (29.16%) SQL
8 324 (26.69%) Linux
9 291 (23.97%) JavaScript
10 278 (22.90%) Computer Science
10 278 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
11 274 (22.57%) C
12 261 (21.50%) OO
13 257 (21.17%) HTML
14 238 (19.60%) Windows
15 196 (16.14%) ASP.NET
16 194 (15.98%) SQL Server
17 193 (15.90%) Multithreading
18 184 (15.16%) XML
19 183 (15.07%) TDD
20 182 (14.99%) MVC
21 176 (14.50%) Web Services
22 173 (14.25%) UNIX
23 172 (14.17%) Oracle
24 166 (13.67%) CSS
25 150 (12.36%) Scrum
25 150 (12.36%) Unit Testing
26 141 (11.61%) Microsoft
27 131 (10.79%) Python
28 126 (10.38%) jQuery

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 53 (4.37%) Tomcat
2 48 (3.95%) Apache
3 45 (3.71%) Apache Solr
4 29 (2.39%) IIS
5 23 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 22 (1.81%) GlassFish
7 15 (1.24%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (0.99%) Node.js
9 9 (0.74%) CMS
10 8 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.66%) Apache ServiceMix
11 7 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.41%) WordPress
13 5 (0.41%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.41%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.33%) SAS
14 4 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (0.33%) CloudStack
Applications
1 39 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.082%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.082%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (1.15%) SaaS
3 14 (1.15%) GitHub
4 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.33%) PaaS
5 4 (0.33%) Basecamp
6 3 (0.25%) Heroku
7 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.082%) Force.com
8 1 (0.082%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.02%) HTTP
2 58 (4.78%) TCP/IP
3 53 (4.37%) Internet
4 37 (3.05%) Wireless
5 26 (2.14%) Ethernet
6 18 (1.48%) RTP
7 17 (1.40%) GSM
8 12 (0.99%) SS7
9 11 (0.91%) Network Security
9 11 (0.91%) VLAN
10 10 (0.82%) TCAP
10 10 (0.82%) INAP
10 10 (0.82%) SIGTRAN
11 7 (0.58%) Broadband
12 6 (0.49%) SMS
12 6 (0.49%) 3GPP
12 6 (0.49%) UMTS
12 6 (0.49%) VoIP
12 6 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.49%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (15.98%) SQL Server
2 89 (7.33%) Relational Database
3 81 (6.67%) MySQL
4 73 (6.01%) Big Data
5 67 (5.52%) NoSQL
5 67 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 48 (3.95%) Hadoop
7 42 (3.46%) RDBMS
8 32 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 28 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 27 (2.22%) OLTP
11 24 (1.98%) MongoDB
12 20 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 18 (1.48%) Apache Hive
15 17 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
17 15 (1.24%) Oracle Database
18 12 (0.99%) DB2
Development Applications
1 68 (5.60%) Visual Studio
2 63 (5.19%) Subversion
3 52 (4.28%) NUnit
4 51 (4.20%) Git (software)
4 51 (4.20%) Jenkins
5 39 (3.21%) Eclipse
6 36 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (2.55%) JIRA
8 29 (2.39%) Selenium
9 25 (2.06%) JUnit
10 22 (1.81%) Maven
11 19 (1.57%) Ant
12 18 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 17 (1.40%) Rational Rhapsody
14 14 (1.15%) Hudson
15 12 (0.99%) SpecFlow
15 12 (0.99%) MbUnit
16 11 (0.91%) Mercurial
16 11 (0.91%) Artifactory
16 11 (0.91%) ClearCase
General
1 86 (7.08%) Finance
2 82 (6.75%) Electronics
3 55 (4.53%) Telecoms
4 46 (3.79%) Games
5 37 (3.05%) Military
6 30 (2.47%) Banking
7 24 (1.98%) Aerospace
8 21 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.57%) Law
10 18 (1.48%) Retail
11 14 (1.15%) Publishing
11 14 (1.15%) Automotive
12 12 (0.99%) Avionics
13 10 (0.82%) Multimedia
13 10 (0.82%) Marketing
14 8 (0.66%) Legal
14 8 (0.66%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.49%) Front Office
15 6 (0.49%) Advertising
16 3 (0.25%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (30.56%) .NET
2 257 (21.17%) HTML
3 196 (16.14%) ASP.NET
4 184 (15.16%) XML
5 176 (14.50%) Web Services
6 166 (13.67%) CSS
7 126 (10.38%) jQuery
8 122 (10.05%) .NET Framework
9 120 (9.88%) Spring
10 114 (9.39%) WCF
11 107 (8.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 100 (8.24%) Ajax
13 84 (6.92%) STL
14 80 (6.59%) J2EE
15 78 (6.43%) HTML5
16 69 (5.68%) SOAP
17 66 (5.44%) WPF
18 54 (4.45%) Hibernate
19 52 (4.28%) JSON
20 47 (3.87%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 278 (22.90%) Computer Science
2 91 (7.50%) Mathematics
3 59 (4.86%) Open Source
4 46 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 43 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
6 38 (3.13%) Firmware
7 31 (2.55%) Device Driver
8 29 (2.39%) Embedded Systems
9 25 (2.06%) Physics
10 24 (1.98%) iPad
11 19 (1.57%) Visualisation
11 19 (1.57%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.32%) DTV
13 14 (1.15%) Management Information System
13 14 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
14 13 (1.07%) Cryptography
15 12 (0.99%) 3D Graphics
15 12 (0.99%) Streaming Video
15 12 (0.99%) PKI
16 11 (0.91%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 324 (26.69%) Linux
2 238 (19.60%) Windows
3 173 (14.25%) UNIX
4 81 (6.67%) Android
5 43 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 30 (2.47%) Embedded Linux
7 15 (1.24%) Windows CE
8 13 (1.07%) Solaris
9 12 (0.99%) AIX
9 12 (0.99%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.74%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.33%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.25%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.25%) CentOS
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.25%) Debian
14 2 (0.16%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.082%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.082%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1132 (93.25%) Software Engineering
2 278 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
3 261 (21.50%) OO
4 193 (15.90%) Multithreading
5 183 (15.07%) TDD
6 182 (14.99%) MVC
7 150 (12.36%) Scrum
7 150 (12.36%) Unit Testing
8 93 (7.66%) E-Commerce
9 82 (6.75%) UML
10 78 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
11 77 (6.34%) OOP
12 70 (5.77%) Web Development
13 67 (5.52%) OOD
14 49 (4.04%) SOA
15 45 (3.71%) Automated Testing
16 44 (3.62%) Test Automation
17 43 (3.54%) Configuration Management
18 40 (3.29%) Project Management
19 38 (3.13%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 495 (40.77%) C++
2 452 (37.23%) C#
3 436 (35.91%) Java
4 354 (29.16%) SQL
5 291 (23.97%) JavaScript
6 274 (22.57%) C
7 131 (10.79%) Python
8 68 (5.60%) PHP
9 67 (5.52%) Ruby
10 60 (4.94%) Embedded C
11 55 (4.53%) Perl
12 41 (3.38%) VB
13 38 (3.13%) Bash Shell
14 37 (3.05%) VB.NET
15 31 (2.55%) Scala
16 29 (2.39%) PL/SQL
17 28 (2.31%) Objective-C
18 23 (1.89%) T-SQL
19 22 (1.81%) VB6
20 18 (1.48%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 379 (31.22%) Degree
2 53 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.57%) PhD
5 15 (1.24%) ISTQB
5 15 (1.24%) ISEB
6 5 (0.41%) CCA
6 5 (0.41%) Postgraduate
7 4 (0.33%) CISSP
7 4 (0.33%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.082%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.082%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.082%) GIAC
8 1 (0.082%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.78%) QA
2 33 (2.72%) ISO 9001
3 17 (1.40%) JTAG
4 14 (1.15%) ISO 9000
5 11 (0.91%) IEC 61508
6 7 (0.58%) SLA
7 5 (0.41%) DICOM
8 4 (0.33%) TickIT
9 2 (0.16%) WAI
9 2 (0.16%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.25%) Postfix
2 3 (0.25%) VirtualBox
2 3 (0.25%) Varnish
2 3 (0.25%) HDFS
2 3 (0.25%) NFS
3 1 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.082%) KVM
3 1 (0.082%) Xen
3 1 (0.082%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (1.48%) Puppet
2 13 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (0.33%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.25%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.16%) Kibana
6 2 (0.16%) Hyperic
6 2 (0.16%) StatsD
6 2 (0.16%) logstash
7 1 (0.082%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 172 (14.17%) Oracle
2 141 (11.61%) Microsoft
3 25 (2.06%) JBoss
3 25 (2.06%) Perforce
4 13 (1.07%) Twitter
5 10 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (0.82%) Sitecore
6 9 (0.74%) Red Hat
7 8 (0.66%) VMware
7 8 (0.66%) Zend
8 6 (0.49%) Siebel
8 6 (0.49%) Cisco
9 5 (0.41%) QNX
9 5 (0.41%) Sybase
10 4 (0.33%) Informatica
10 4 (0.33%) IBM
10 4 (0.33%) Adobe
10 4 (0.33%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.33%) DataFlux
10 4 (0.33%) StreamBase
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 53k per year + Pension, Medical, Gym
Posted: 17 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum Up to £70,000 per Annum + Ben
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum £45000 to £60000 per annum - Health
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £45000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newtown, Powys
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DoE
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum Depending of level of experience
Posted: Yesterday
Wareham, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Share Option Scheme
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
Steria
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-50k
Posted: 2 days ago
Camden, London
ASOS
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago