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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 423 403 412
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 655 669 680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.61% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.64% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 547 559 559
Average salary £50,000 £46,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.95% +3.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -5.55%

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
106613 103834 110631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.68% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 88722 84404 95272
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,430 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -23 601 £50,000 +8.69% 76
South East +38 211 £50,000 +11.11% 26
London +3 164 £57,500 -4.16% 11
East of England -27 78 £50,000 +16.95% 12
South West -23 67 £42,500 - 8
Cambridgeshire -17 50 £52,500 +6.06% 8
Berkshire +13 45 £50,000 +33.33% 6
Cambridge +2 44 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Hampshire -3 36 £47,500 +3.26% 3
West Sussex +29 31 £42,500 +2.40% 3
Scotland +5 31 £41,500 -17.00% 1
West Midlands -15 31 £47,500 +11.76% 4
City of London +4 30 £62,500 +4.16% 2
Surrey +3 30 £49,250 -3.90% 3
Hertfordshire -4 27 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Oxfordshire +8 26 £50,000 - 5
Yorkshire -28 21 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Oxford +11 19 £50,000 - 1
St Albans - 19 £50,000 - 1
Worthing +15 18 £42,500 +7.59% 2
Devon +6 18 £33,750 -7.53% 1
East Midlands +6 18 £40,000 -2.43% 8
Reading -10 17 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Somerset +21 16 £40,000 -1.84% 2
East Sussex -3 15 £45,000 -1.09% 1
Edinburgh -4 14 £40,000 -15.78%
Southampton +13 13 £50,000 - 1
Bristol -11 13 £43,750 -8.85% 1
West Yorkshire -14 13 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Fife +15 12 £41,500 -7.77% 1

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 1134 (94.74%) Software Engineering
2 490 (40.94%) C++
3 449 (37.51%) Agile Software Development
4 445 (37.18%) Java
5 417 (34.84%) C#
6 346 (28.91%) SQL
7 335 (27.99%) JavaScript
8 324 (27.07%) Linux
9 296 (24.73%) .NET
10 279 (23.31%) HTML
11 266 (22.22%) Degree
12 256 (21.39%) C
13 224 (18.71%) OO
14 217 (18.13%) Windows
15 213 (17.79%) XML
15 213 (17.79%) Computer Science
16 210 (17.54%) TDD
17 209 (17.46%) MVC
18 193 (16.12%) Multithreading
19 192 (16.04%) Python
20 189 (15.79%) Scrum
21 178 (14.87%) CSS
22 177 (14.79%) ASP.NET
23 174 (14.54%) SQL Server
24 159 (13.28%) UNIX
25 150 (12.53%) jQuery
26 148 (12.36%) Oracle
27 137 (11.45%) Web Services
28 124 (10.36%) Spring
29 123 (10.28%) Unit Testing

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 54 (4.51%) Tomcat
2 41 (3.43%) Node.js
3 39 (3.26%) WebLogic
4 34 (2.84%) JBoss
5 33 (2.76%) WebSphere
6 28 (2.34%) GlassFish
7 24 (2.01%) Apache Solr
8 22 (1.84%) Apache
8 22 (1.84%) IIS
9 20 (1.67%) CMS
9 20 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (1.50%) SharePoint
11 15 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (1.00%) MQSeries
13 6 (0.50%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.50%) WordPress
13 6 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
14 5 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 50 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.58%) MS Office
3 3 (0.25%) TargetLink
3 3 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.25%) Simulink
4 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.084%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.084%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 50 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (2.92%) SaaS
3 28 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (0.92%) PaaS
7 6 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.17%) IaaS
8 2 (0.17%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.084%) GitHub
9 1 (0.084%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.51%) Internet
2 37 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 27 (2.26%) HTTP
4 21 (1.75%) Wireless
5 17 (1.42%) LTE
6 16 (1.34%) RTP
6 16 (1.34%) UMTS
6 16 (1.34%) GSM
7 15 (1.25%) Asterisk PBX
7 15 (1.25%) RANAP
7 15 (1.25%) PBX
8 10 (0.84%) Ethernet
9 9 (0.75%) Network Security
9 9 (0.75%) SNMP
9 9 (0.75%) SMS
10 8 (0.67%) LAN
11 7 (0.58%) WAN
12 5 (0.42%) SMPP
12 5 (0.42%) LDAP
13 4 (0.33%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (14.54%) SQL Server
2 91 (7.60%) Big Data
3 78 (6.52%) NoSQL
4 64 (5.35%) MySQL
5 48 (4.01%) Relational Database
6 40 (3.34%) MongoDB
7 37 (3.09%) Hadoop
8 28 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (2.01%) RDBMS
10 18 (1.50%) Redis
11 16 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (1.09%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (1.00%) SQLite
14 11 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (0.75%) BigTable
16 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (0.58%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 87 (7.27%) Subversion
2 62 (5.18%) Visual Studio
3 55 (4.59%) Git (software)
4 49 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 46 (3.84%) Selenium
6 44 (3.68%) Maven
7 43 (3.59%) Eclipse
8 41 (3.43%) JUnit
8 41 (3.43%) NUnit
9 39 (3.26%) Jenkins
9 39 (3.26%) JIRA
10 28 (2.34%) Hudson
11 25 (2.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 24 (2.01%) Ant
13 23 (1.92%) Bugzilla
14 17 (1.42%) GCC
15 16 (1.34%) GDB
16 15 (1.25%) Trac
16 15 (1.25%) MSBuild
17 13 (1.09%) CruiseControl
General
1 118 (9.86%) Finance
2 67 (5.60%) Electronics
3 45 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 38 (3.17%) Games
5 30 (2.51%) Aerospace
6 26 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.01%) Retail
8 22 (1.84%) Banking
9 15 (1.25%) Military
9 15 (1.25%) Marketing
9 15 (1.25%) Publishing
10 13 (1.09%) Legal
11 10 (0.84%) Advertising
11 10 (0.84%) Front Office
12 9 (0.75%) Automotive
12 9 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.58%) Law
14 5 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.25%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (24.73%) .NET
2 279 (23.31%) HTML
3 213 (17.79%) XML
4 178 (14.87%) CSS
5 177 (14.79%) ASP.NET
6 150 (12.53%) jQuery
7 137 (11.45%) Web Services
8 124 (10.36%) Spring
9 114 (9.52%) HTML5
10 105 (8.77%) J2EE
11 102 (8.52%) Ajax
12 101 (8.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 91 (7.60%) WCF
14 80 (6.68%) .NET Framework
15 68 (5.68%) WPF
16 62 (5.18%) JSON
16 62 (5.18%) AngularJS
17 59 (4.93%) SOAP
18 55 (4.59%) REST
19 48 (4.01%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 213 (17.79%) Computer Science
2 88 (7.35%) Algorithms
3 79 (6.60%) Mathematics
4 78 (6.52%) Embedded Systems
5 68 (5.68%) Open Source
6 60 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
7 41 (3.43%) Client/Server
8 33 (2.76%) Physics
9 32 (2.67%) Mobile App
9 32 (2.67%) Data Structures
10 31 (2.59%) Device Driver
11 29 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (2.09%) Cryptography
13 22 (1.84%) User Experience
14 18 (1.50%) Management Information System
15 16 (1.34%) 3D Graphics
16 15 (1.25%) Visualisation
17 13 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
17 13 (1.09%) Social Media
17 13 (1.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 324 (27.07%) Linux
2 217 (18.13%) Windows
3 159 (13.28%) UNIX
4 78 (6.52%) Android
5 47 (3.93%) Apple iOS
6 24 (2.01%) Embedded Linux
7 20 (1.67%) Windows CE
8 18 (1.50%) VxWorks
9 17 (1.42%) Mac OS
10 10 (0.84%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.67%) Solaris
12 6 (0.50%) AIX
12 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.42%) Nucleus RTOS
13 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.33%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.084%) Tizen
15 1 (0.084%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 1134 (94.74%) Software Engineering
2 449 (37.51%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (18.71%) OO
4 210 (17.54%) TDD
5 209 (17.46%) MVC
6 193 (16.12%) Multithreading
7 189 (15.79%) Scrum
8 123 (10.28%) Unit Testing
9 122 (10.19%) UML
10 110 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
11 105 (8.77%) OOD
12 95 (7.94%) Mentoring
13 92 (7.69%) E-Commerce
14 75 (6.27%) BDD
15 66 (5.51%) OOP
16 60 (5.01%) SOA
17 59 (4.93%) Automated Testing
18 56 (4.68%) Test Automation
19 55 (4.59%) Software Testing
20 51 (4.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 490 (40.94%) C++
2 445 (37.18%) Java
3 417 (34.84%) C#
4 346 (28.91%) SQL
5 335 (27.99%) JavaScript
6 256 (21.39%) C
7 192 (16.04%) Python
8 69 (5.76%) PHP
9 61 (5.10%) Embedded C
10 58 (4.85%) Perl
11 57 (4.76%) Objective-C
12 41 (3.43%) Ruby
13 35 (2.92%) Bash Shell
13 35 (2.92%) Embedded C++
14 34 (2.84%) T-SQL
15 33 (2.76%) Scala
16 19 (1.59%) Groovy
16 19 (1.59%) PowerShell
16 19 (1.59%) Shell Script
17 17 (1.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 266 (22.22%) Degree
2 42 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 31 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.01%) PhD
5 7 (0.58%) OCPJP
5 7 (0.58%) OCMJD
6 6 (0.50%) ISEB
7 5 (0.42%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.42%) CCA
7 5 (0.42%) HND
8 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.17%) HNC
10 2 (0.17%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.17%) CCNP
10 2 (0.17%) CCNA
10 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.52%) QA
2 21 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 17 (1.42%) IEC 61508
4 11 (0.92%) JTAG
5 7 (0.58%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.42%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.33%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.25%) TickIT
9 2 (0.17%) SLA
9 2 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 29 (2.42%) Firmware
2 7 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.25%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.084%) XenApp
5 1 (0.084%) XenServer
5 1 (0.084%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.084%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (0.92%) Puppet
2 9 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.42%) OpenNMS
3 5 (0.42%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 5 (0.42%) Nagios
4 2 (0.17%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.084%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.084%) Control-M
5 1 (0.084%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 148 (12.36%) Oracle
2 109 (9.11%) Microsoft
3 17 (1.42%) Cisco
4 16 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (1.34%) Twitter
5 15 (1.25%) Zend
6 12 (1.00%) Google
7 11 (0.92%) Facebook
8 10 (0.84%) QNX
8 10 (0.84%) Talend
9 9 (0.75%) VMware
10 8 (0.67%) Apple
10 8 (0.67%) IBM
11 7 (0.58%) Telerik
11 7 (0.58%) Sun
12 6 (0.50%) Borland
12 6 (0.50%) Perforce
12 6 (0.50%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.42%) Pega
13 5 (0.42%) Ab Initio
Essex
Optimus Search
Salary: Negotiable + Pension/ Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Bonus (10%), Pension, Share Option
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus, benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Good benefits package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k+benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Proteus Europe
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + share scheme,
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + share scheme,
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 - 60000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Linux Recruit
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Stock Options
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-50,000 + Good Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 2 days ago