The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Senior Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 488 484 527
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 491 578 511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.53% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.55% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 391 457 432
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
92774 105028 112463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.19% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 78073 87099 90668
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

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 27 August 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 454 £52,500 - 68
London +47 153 £65,000 +8.33% 24
South East -12 138 £50,750 +1.50% 12
South West -13 59 £45,500 -13.33% 15
East of England -3 37 £50,000 -4.76% 7
North West +29 33 £45,000 - 4
Somerset +17 28 £43,000 +1.17% 4
West Sussex +31 27 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Oxfordshire -3 27 £53,750 -17.30%
Berkshire -2 26 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Hampshire -31 25 £50,000 - 4
Cambridgeshire -9 24 £52,000 +4.00% 7
Manchester +22 22 £45,000 +2.85% 4
Cambridge -7 21 £51,000 +2.00% 7
West Midlands -2 17 £42,500 -5.55% 1
City of London +65 15 £65,000 -7.14% 6
Abingdon +1 15 - -
Taunton -10 15 £40,031 - 2
Scotland +11 14 £50,000 +16.27% 6
Yorkshire +19 13 £52,500 +16.66% 4
West Yorkshire +13 13 £52,500 +5.00% 2
East Sussex +11 13 £50,000 -9.09%
Bath +1 13 £46,000 +8.23% 1
Burgess Hill -6 13 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Brighton +8 12 £50,000 -11.11%
Wales +8 12 £52,500 +19.31% 4
Cheshire +25 11 £47,500 +5.55%
South Wales +14 11 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Reading +1 11 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +27 10 £50,000 +5.26% 2

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1000 (98.52%) Software Engineering
2 598 (58.92%) Agile Software Development
3 416 (40.99%) C#
4 413 (40.69%) Java
5 373 (36.75%) JavaScript
6 319 (31.43%) C++
7 317 (31.23%) HTML
8 315 (31.03%) .NET
9 302 (29.75%) TDD
10 267 (26.31%) SQL
11 256 (25.22%) CSS
12 211 (20.79%) Degree
13 208 (20.49%) Windows
14 193 (19.01%) Scrum
15 184 (18.13%) OO
16 176 (17.34%) Linux
17 170 (16.75%) Python
17 170 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
18 169 (16.65%) MVC
19 157 (15.47%) AngularJS
20 155 (15.27%) Web Services
21 149 (14.68%) BDD
22 148 (14.58%) Computer Science
23 142 (13.99%) HTML5
24 137 (13.50%) ASP.NET
25 133 (13.10%) SQL Server
25 133 (13.10%) C
25 133 (13.10%) NoSQL
26 131 (12.91%) Finance
27 130 (12.81%) Multithreading

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (2.07%) JBoss
3 18 (1.77%) IIS
3 18 (1.77%) Tomcat
4 15 (1.48%) Confluence
5 12 (1.18%) CMS
6 11 (1.08%) Apache Pig
7 10 (0.99%) Alfresco
7 10 (0.99%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.89%) SAS
9 8 (0.79%) Apache
10 7 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.69%) CICS
11 6 (0.59%) Mule
12 5 (0.49%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.39%) nginx
13 4 (0.39%) NServiceBus
13 4 (0.39%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (1.38%) MS Office
2 11 (1.08%) MS Excel
3 8 (0.79%) HipChat
4 6 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.099%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 16 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.20%) Magento
2 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.099%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.099%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 101 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.45%) SaaS
4 16 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.48%) GitHub
6 13 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (1.28%) PaaS
7 6 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.49%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.39%) IaaS
10 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.20%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.099%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.55%) TCP/IP
2 32 (3.15%) Internet
3 31 (3.05%) HTTP
4 12 (1.18%) Network Security
5 9 (0.89%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.69%) ATM
6 7 (0.69%) DVB
6 7 (0.69%) LDAP
6 7 (0.69%) RS-485
7 6 (0.59%) SNMP
7 6 (0.59%) Wireless
8 5 (0.49%) LTE
9 4 (0.39%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.39%) FTP
9 4 (0.39%) GSM
9 4 (0.39%) UMTS
9 4 (0.39%) ZigBee
10 3 (0.30%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.20%) IPv6
11 2 (0.20%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (13.10%) NoSQL
1 133 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 88 (8.67%) Big Data
3 64 (6.31%) Relational Database
4 59 (5.81%) MongoDB
5 51 (5.02%) MySQL
6 37 (3.65%) Hadoop
7 36 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 25 (2.46%) RDBMS
10 18 (1.77%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.58%) Redis
12 13 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (1.28%) Apache Hive
13 11 (1.08%) Event Store
14 10 (0.99%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (0.79%) DB2
16 8 (0.79%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 122 (12.02%) Git (software)
2 65 (6.40%) Jenkins
3 61 (6.01%) Maven
3 61 (6.01%) Visual Studio
4 50 (4.93%) JUnit
5 42 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (2.96%) Subversion
7 25 (2.46%) Cucumber
8 24 (2.36%) TeamCity
9 23 (2.27%) Selenium
10 22 (2.17%) JIRA
10 22 (2.17%) Mockito
11 19 (1.87%) Grunt
12 18 (1.77%) NUnit
13 17 (1.67%) Ant
14 13 (1.28%) Artifactory
14 13 (1.28%) Eclipse
14 13 (1.28%) gulp
14 13 (1.28%) jMock
14 13 (1.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 131 (12.91%) Finance
2 48 (4.73%) Games
3 46 (4.53%) Electronics
4 43 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.56%) Marketing
6 23 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.97%) Back Office
7 20 (1.97%) Retail
8 15 (1.48%) Banking
9 11 (1.08%) Advertising
9 11 (1.08%) Aerospace
10 8 (0.79%) Legal
10 8 (0.79%) Military
11 7 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.49%) Law
13 3 (0.30%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Avionics
14 2 (0.20%) Billing
15 1 (0.099%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (31.23%) HTML
2 315 (31.03%) .NET
3 256 (25.22%) CSS
4 157 (15.47%) AngularJS
5 155 (15.27%) Web Services
6 142 (13.99%) HTML5
7 137 (13.50%) ASP.NET
8 112 (11.03%) Spring
9 109 (10.74%) XML
10 107 (10.54%) jQuery
10 107 (10.54%) RESTful
11 97 (9.56%) Node.js
12 93 (9.16%) WCF
13 90 (8.87%) WPF
14 89 (8.77%) React
15 82 (8.08%) ASP.NET MVC
16 81 (7.98%) .NET Framework
16 81 (7.98%) JSON
17 79 (7.78%) CSS3
18 76 (7.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 148 (14.58%) Computer Science
2 67 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (5.62%) Algorithms
3 57 (5.62%) Mathematics
4 42 (4.14%) Data Structures
5 38 (3.74%) User Experience
6 33 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (2.66%) Embedded Systems
8 20 (1.97%) Physics
9 19 (1.87%) Mobile App
10 18 (1.77%) Device Driver
11 15 (1.48%) Blog
12 14 (1.38%) Fintech
13 13 (1.28%) Blockchain
14 11 (1.08%) Artificial Intelligence
14 11 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.08%) Derivative
15 10 (0.99%) Digital Media
15 10 (0.99%) Visualisation
16 9 (0.89%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 208 (20.49%) Windows
2 176 (17.34%) Linux
3 68 (6.70%) Unix
4 38 (3.74%) Android
5 26 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 23 (2.27%) Mac OS X
7 17 (1.67%) Windows Server
8 12 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
10 8 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
11 7 (0.69%) VxWorks
12 5 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.39%) FreeBSD
13 4 (0.39%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.39%) Solaris
13 4 (0.39%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.20%) CentOS
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1000 (98.52%) Software Engineering
2 598 (58.92%) Agile Software Development
3 302 (29.75%) TDD
4 193 (19.01%) Scrum
5 184 (18.13%) OO
6 170 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
7 169 (16.65%) MVC
8 149 (14.68%) BDD
9 130 (12.81%) Multithreading
10 117 (11.53%) Unit Testing
11 116 (11.43%) Mentoring
12 95 (9.36%) SDLC
13 88 (8.67%) Open Source
14 75 (7.39%) UML
15 69 (6.80%) OOP
16 68 (6.70%) DevOps
17 66 (6.50%) Pair Programming
18 58 (5.71%) SOA
19 55 (5.42%) Microservices
20 53 (5.22%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 416 (40.99%) C#
2 413 (40.69%) Java
3 373 (36.75%) JavaScript
4 319 (31.43%) C++
5 267 (26.31%) SQL
6 170 (16.75%) Python
7 133 (13.10%) C
8 76 (7.49%) PHP
9 60 (5.91%) Ruby
10 55 (5.42%) Scala
11 34 (3.35%) T-SQL
12 30 (2.96%) Embedded C
12 30 (2.96%) Go
13 28 (2.76%) F#
14 24 (2.36%) Objective-C
14 24 (2.36%) PL/SQL
15 23 (2.27%) Embedded C++
16 21 (2.07%) Perl
17 19 (1.87%) Shell Script
18 15 (1.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 211 (20.79%) Degree
2 36 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.27%) PhD
4 13 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.89%) BC Cleared
6 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.20%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.20%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.099%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.02%) QA
2 12 (1.18%) DICOM
3 10 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.89%) GCP
5 7 (0.69%) GAMP
6 6 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.49%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.39%) MISRA
9 3 (0.30%) JTAG
10 2 (0.20%) MISRA C
10 2 (0.20%) SDET
11 1 (0.099%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.099%) SLA
11 1 (0.099%) TickIT
System Software
1 42 (4.14%) Docker
2 14 (1.38%) Firmware
3 11 (1.08%) HDFS
4 10 (0.99%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.49%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.30%) NFS
7 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.30%) Xen
8 2 (0.20%) LXC
9 1 (0.099%) KVM
9 1 (0.099%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (2.07%) Puppet
2 15 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.08%) Oozie
4 9 (0.89%) Ansible
4 9 (0.89%) Grafana
4 9 (0.89%) Kibana
4 9 (0.89%) WMI
5 7 (0.69%) StatsD
6 2 (0.20%) Control-M
6 2 (0.20%) logstash
6 2 (0.20%) Terraform
7 1 (0.099%) Graphite
7 1 (0.099%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.099%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.099%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 112 (11.03%) Microsoft
1 112 (11.03%) Oracle
2 35 (3.45%) Sophos
3 28 (2.76%) Google
4 25 (2.46%) SAP
5 17 (1.67%) Apple
6 16 (1.58%) Zend
7 15 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.08%) Perforce
9 10 (0.99%) Atlassian
10 9 (0.89%) IBM
10 9 (0.89%) Sybase
11 7 (0.69%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.49%) Talend
13 4 (0.39%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.39%) Intel
13 4 (0.39%) MuleSoft
13 4 (0.39%) Splunk
14 3 (0.30%) Sitecore
14 3 (0.30%) VMware
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £32000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £42000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits BONUS AND BENFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 10% bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + equity & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Torquay, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Connected IT
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + 10% bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum plus £8,000 annual bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £33049.00 - £38049.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + equity
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £500000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000 - £65,000 + a very favourable and generous package!
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Yoh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago