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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 417 402 394
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 658 664 641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.60% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.63% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 556 546 525
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,200 £61,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -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
107644 104931 108810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.70% 95.32%
Number of salaries quoted 89153 86333 93218
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -23 586 £50,000 +11.11% 87
South East +39 194 £50,000 +11.11% 31
London -3 164 £57,500 -0.43% 20
South West -2 81 £40,000 -2.43% 12
East of England -16 79 £52,500 +10.52% 11
Cambridgeshire +9 52 £52,500 +5.00% 10
Cambridge +10 44 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Scotland -4 38 £42,500 -12.82% 2
Berkshire +34 36 £55,000 +46.66% 4
Hampshire -1 36 £47,500 +1.60% 6
City of London +23 34 £62,500 +8.69% 8
Oxfordshire +16 30 £50,000 - 9
Hertfordshire +4 28 £50,000 +25.00% 1
West Midlands -12 28 £45,000 +5.88% 4
West Sussex +24 27 £42,500 +7.59% 2
Somerset +21 26 £40,000 -8.57% 3
Surrey -16 26 £46,750 -6.50% 5
Edinburgh +1 23 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Oxford +16 21 £50,000 - 3
Reading +4 20 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire -43 19 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Wales +25 18 £45,000 - 1
Devon 0 17 £33,750 -10.00% 1
St Albans - 17 £50,000 -
Bristol -7 16 £47,500 +11.76% 4
West Yorkshire -17 16 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Southampton +3 14 £50,000 - 4
East Sussex -1 14 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Leeds -7 14 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Bath +9 13 £38,500 -14.44% 2

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1145 (95.26%) Software Engineering
2 475 (39.52%) C++
3 473 (39.35%) Java
4 458 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 414 (34.44%) C#
6 368 (30.62%) SQL
7 339 (28.20%) JavaScript
8 316 (26.29%) Linux
9 305 (25.37%) .NET
10 293 (24.38%) Degree
11 289 (24.04%) HTML
12 256 (21.30%) C
13 222 (18.47%) MVC
14 220 (18.30%) Computer Science
14 220 (18.30%) TDD
15 215 (17.89%) OO
16 209 (17.39%) XML
17 205 (17.05%) Windows
18 193 (16.06%) Multithreading
19 187 (15.56%) ASP.NET
20 185 (15.39%) Scrum
21 183 (15.22%) Python
22 182 (15.14%) SQL Server
23 180 (14.98%) CSS
24 161 (13.39%) UNIX
25 159 (13.23%) Oracle
26 151 (12.56%) Web Services
27 150 (12.48%) jQuery
28 139 (11.56%) Spring
29 131 (10.90%) Unit Testing

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 62 (5.16%) Tomcat
2 40 (3.33%) JBoss
3 37 (3.08%) WebLogic
4 34 (2.83%) Apache Solr
5 33 (2.75%) Node.js
6 32 (2.66%) GlassFish
6 32 (2.66%) WebSphere
7 28 (2.33%) IIS
8 26 (2.16%) Apache
9 21 (1.75%) SharePoint
10 20 (1.66%) CMS
11 19 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (1.00%) MQSeries
14 8 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.50%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.50%) WordPress
15 6 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 53 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.58%) MS Office
3 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.17%) Simulink
3 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.17%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.083%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.083%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.25%) SaaS
4 24 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.75%) PaaS
7 5 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.17%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.083%) Force.com
9 1 (0.083%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.083%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.08%) Internet
2 41 (3.41%) TCP/IP
3 28 (2.33%) HTTP
4 24 (2.00%) Wireless
5 18 (1.50%) RTP
5 18 (1.50%) GSM
6 14 (1.16%) UMTS
6 14 (1.16%) LTE
7 13 (1.08%) Asterisk PBX
7 13 (1.08%) RANAP
7 13 (1.08%) PBX
8 11 (0.92%) Network Security
9 10 (0.83%) Ethernet
10 9 (0.75%) SMS
11 8 (0.67%) LAN
12 7 (0.58%) SNMP
12 7 (0.58%) WAN
13 5 (0.42%) VoIP
13 5 (0.42%) LDAP
13 5 (0.42%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 94 (7.82%) Big Data
3 86 (7.15%) NoSQL
4 75 (6.24%) MySQL
5 52 (4.33%) Relational Database
6 46 (3.83%) Hadoop
7 42 (3.49%) MongoDB
8 26 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 23 (1.91%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.25%) Redis
14 13 (1.08%) Oracle Database
14 13 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (1.00%) OLTP
15 12 (1.00%) BigTable
16 11 (0.92%) SQLite
17 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 76 (6.32%) Subversion
2 67 (5.57%) Visual Studio
3 53 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (4.33%) Git (software)
5 41 (3.41%) Eclipse
6 39 (3.24%) Selenium
7 38 (3.16%) JUnit
7 38 (3.16%) NUnit
7 38 (3.16%) Jenkins
8 37 (3.08%) Maven
9 35 (2.91%) JIRA
10 29 (2.41%) Hudson
11 27 (2.25%) Ant
12 19 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 19 (1.58%) Bugzilla
13 15 (1.25%) GCC
14 14 (1.16%) GDB
15 13 (1.08%) Artifactory
15 13 (1.08%) Trac
16 11 (0.92%) CruiseControl
General
1 108 (8.99%) Finance
2 78 (6.49%) Electronics
3 49 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 43 (3.58%) Games
5 30 (2.50%) Aerospace
6 23 (1.91%) Military
6 23 (1.91%) Banking
6 23 (1.91%) Retail
6 23 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.50%) Legal
8 16 (1.33%) Publishing
9 14 (1.16%) Marketing
10 10 (0.83%) Advertising
10 10 (0.83%) Front Office
11 9 (0.75%) Law
12 7 (0.58%) Automotive
12 7 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.42%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.25%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (25.37%) .NET
2 289 (24.04%) HTML
3 209 (17.39%) XML
4 187 (15.56%) ASP.NET
5 180 (14.98%) CSS
6 151 (12.56%) Web Services
7 150 (12.48%) jQuery
8 139 (11.56%) Spring
9 114 (9.48%) J2EE
10 107 (8.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 105 (8.74%) Ajax
12 103 (8.57%) HTML5
13 91 (7.57%) .NET Framework
14 87 (7.24%) WCF
15 70 (5.82%) SOAP
16 61 (5.07%) AngularJS
17 56 (4.66%) WPF
18 55 (4.58%) Hibernate
19 51 (4.24%) JSON
20 50 (4.16%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 220 (18.30%) Computer Science
2 87 (7.24%) Algorithms
2 87 (7.24%) Mathematics
3 72 (5.99%) Embedded Systems
4 70 (5.82%) Open Source
5 61 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (3.08%) Client/Server
7 31 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 30 (2.50%) Physics
8 30 (2.50%) Cryptography
9 28 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (2.16%) Device Driver
11 25 (2.08%) Data Structures
12 21 (1.75%) User Experience
12 21 (1.75%) Management Information System
13 17 (1.41%) 3D Graphics
13 17 (1.41%) Visualisation
14 14 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
15 13 (1.08%) Social Media
16 12 (1.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 316 (26.29%) Linux
2 205 (17.05%) Windows
3 161 (13.39%) UNIX
4 90 (7.49%) Android
5 49 (4.08%) Apple iOS
6 30 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
7 22 (1.83%) Windows CE
8 19 (1.58%) Mac OS
9 13 (1.08%) VxWorks
10 9 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.67%) Solaris
12 6 (0.50%) AIX
12 6 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.33%) Nucleus RTOS
14 4 (0.33%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.083%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 1145 (95.26%) Software Engineering
2 458 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (18.47%) MVC
4 220 (18.30%) TDD
5 215 (17.89%) OO
6 193 (16.06%) Multithreading
7 185 (15.39%) Scrum
8 131 (10.90%) Unit Testing
9 114 (9.48%) UML
10 105 (8.74%) E-Commerce
11 102 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
12 96 (7.99%) Mentoring
13 94 (7.82%) OOD
14 75 (6.24%) BDD
15 68 (5.66%) OOP
16 60 (4.99%) SOA
17 58 (4.83%) Integration Testing
18 51 (4.24%) Web Development
19 48 (3.99%) Test Automation
20 47 (3.91%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 475 (39.52%) C++
2 473 (39.35%) Java
3 414 (34.44%) C#
4 368 (30.62%) SQL
5 339 (28.20%) JavaScript
6 256 (21.30%) C
7 183 (15.22%) Python
8 64 (5.32%) Embedded C
9 60 (4.99%) PHP
10 54 (4.49%) Perl
10 54 (4.49%) Objective-C
11 42 (3.49%) Ruby
11 42 (3.49%) Scala
12 39 (3.24%) Bash Shell
13 32 (2.66%) T-SQL
14 31 (2.58%) Embedded C++
15 22 (1.83%) Groovy
16 21 (1.75%) VB.NET
17 17 (1.41%) PL/SQL
18 15 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 293 (24.38%) Degree
2 48 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.50%) PhD
5 6 (0.50%) ISEB
6 5 (0.42%) CCA
6 5 (0.42%) HND
6 5 (0.42%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.33%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.33%) OCMJD
8 2 (0.17%) HNC
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.17%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.17%) CCNP
8 2 (0.17%) CCNA
8 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.49%) QA
2 18 (1.50%) ISO 9001
3 16 (1.33%) IEC 61508
4 13 (1.08%) ISO 9000
5 12 (1.00%) JTAG
6 7 (0.58%) SLA
7 4 (0.33%) ISO 8583
7 4 (0.33%) WAI
7 4 (0.33%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.25%) TickIT
System Software
1 33 (2.75%) Firmware
2 8 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.25%) HDFS
4 3 (0.25%) Terminal Server
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.083%) XenApp
5 1 (0.083%) XenServer
5 1 (0.083%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (0.75%) Puppet
2 6 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.42%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (0.17%) OpenNMS
4 2 (0.17%) Hyperic
4 2 (0.17%) StatsD
4 2 (0.17%) logstash
4 2 (0.17%) Kibana
4 2 (0.17%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.17%) Nagios
5 1 (0.083%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.083%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.083%) Control-M
Vendors
1 159 (13.23%) Oracle
2 108 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 16 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (1.25%) Cisco
4 15 (1.25%) Zend
5 14 (1.16%) Twitter
6 10 (0.83%) Talend
6 10 (0.83%) VMware
7 9 (0.75%) Google
8 8 (0.67%) QNX
8 8 (0.67%) Sitecore
9 7 (0.58%) Facebook
9 7 (0.58%) Telerik
9 7 (0.58%) IBM
10 5 (0.42%) Borland
10 5 (0.42%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.42%) Perforce
10 5 (0.42%) Pega
11 4 (0.33%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.33%) Endeca
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