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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 447 422 419
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 552 599 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.56% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.59% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 464 530 488
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+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
100852 100814 101486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.48% 94.87%
Number of salaries quoted 83020 81115 85647
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 4 March 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 4 March 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
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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 -14 517 £50,000 +5.26% 85
South East +4 174 £50,000 - 29
London -16 133 £57,500 +4.54% 18
Berkshire +10 59 £55,000 +15.78% 10
South West -19 53 £45,000 - 10
East of England -30 45 £52,500 +16.66% 7
City of London +10 42 £55,000 -12.00% 5
West Midlands -10 37 £40,000 -8.57% 2
East Midlands +36 34 £40,000 -2.43% 8
Hampshire -6 30 £48,750 -2.50% 3
Surrey +1 28 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Yorkshire -9 28 £45,000 +12.50% 4
West Sussex +16 27 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Scotland +7 26 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Newbury - 26 £50,000 - 1
Leicestershire +37 23 £45,000 +15.38%
Worthing +14 23 £42,500 - 2
Cambridge +9 22 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Cambridgeshire -24 22 £55,000 +12.24% 5
Coventry 0 18 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Hertfordshire -8 17 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East Sussex -2 16 £45,000 -
Bracknell -3 16 £52,500 +10.52%
Edinburgh +5 15 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Brighton -2 15 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire +22 14 £35,000 -7.28%
Reading -6 13 £55,000 +41.02% 5
Poole -5 12 £57,500 +27.77% 1
Middlesbrough -8 12 - -
West Yorkshire -18 12 £45,000 +12.50% 4

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1170 (95.67%) Software Engineering
2 508 (41.54%) C++
3 505 (41.29%) C#
4 470 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
5 373 (30.50%) Java
6 364 (29.76%) JavaScript
7 348 (28.45%) .NET
8 325 (26.57%) SQL
9 320 (26.17%) Linux
10 264 (21.59%) HTML
11 253 (20.69%) C
12 241 (19.71%) OO
13 239 (19.54%) Windows
14 228 (18.64%) Degree
15 223 (18.23%) XML
16 215 (17.58%) ASP.NET
17 208 (17.01%) MVC
18 197 (16.11%) Python
19 186 (15.21%) Scrum
20 185 (15.13%) CSS
21 183 (14.96%) Computer Science
22 180 (14.72%) TDD
23 176 (14.39%) Multithreading
24 169 (13.82%) SQL Server
25 164 (13.41%) jQuery
26 153 (12.51%) Microsoft
27 137 (11.20%) Finance
28 136 (11.12%) Web Services
29 135 (11.04%) UML
29 135 (11.04%) HTML5

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 57 (4.66%) Tomcat
2 52 (4.25%) Node.js
3 38 (3.11%) JBoss
4 33 (2.70%) IIS
5 32 (2.62%) SharePoint
6 30 (2.45%) WebSphere
7 25 (2.04%) GlassFish
7 25 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (1.96%) WebLogic
9 16 (1.31%) Apache Solr
10 13 (1.06%) MQSeries
11 12 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.90%) Apache
13 9 (0.74%) CMS
14 8 (0.65%) SAS
14 8 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.41%) Umbraco
16 3 (0.25%) WordPress
16 3 (0.25%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 58 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.82%) Simulink
3 7 (0.57%) TargetLink
4 5 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.41%) MS Office
5 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.082%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.082%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (3.27%) SaaS
3 24 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.98%) PaaS
7 7 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.33%) GitHub
9 3 (0.25%) IaaS
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.082%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.082%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.082%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.11%) TCP/IP
2 27 (2.21%) Internet
3 20 (1.64%) HTTP
4 14 (1.14%) Wireless
5 13 (1.06%) LTE
6 12 (0.98%) RANAP
6 12 (0.98%) GSM
6 12 (0.98%) PBX
6 12 (0.98%) UMTS
6 12 (0.98%) RTP
6 12 (0.98%) Asterisk PBX
7 11 (0.90%) SNMP
8 10 (0.82%) LAN
9 9 (0.74%) WAN
10 7 (0.57%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.49%) Network Security
12 5 (0.41%) LDAP
13 4 (0.33%) NFC
13 4 (0.33%) SMS
13 4 (0.33%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 88 (7.20%) Big Data
3 70 (5.72%) NoSQL
4 67 (5.48%) MySQL
5 41 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (2.94%) MongoDB
7 26 (2.13%) Redis
7 26 (2.13%) Relational Database
8 22 (1.80%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.06%) SQLite
11 11 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.74%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.33%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 102 (8.34%) Subversion
2 67 (5.48%) Git (software)
3 64 (5.23%) Visual Studio
3 64 (5.23%) Selenium
4 54 (4.42%) NUnit
5 48 (3.92%) JIRA
6 47 (3.84%) Jenkins
7 46 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 41 (3.35%) JUnit
9 39 (3.19%) Maven
10 36 (2.94%) Eclipse
11 33 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 33 (2.70%) Hudson
12 30 (2.45%) Bugzilla
13 20 (1.64%) CruiseControl
14 19 (1.55%) Ant
15 15 (1.23%) TeamCity
16 14 (1.14%) GCC
17 13 (1.06%) WebDriver
17 13 (1.06%) Jasmine
General
1 137 (11.20%) Finance
2 55 (4.50%) Electronics
3 45 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 27 (2.21%) Retail
6 23 (1.88%) Aerospace
7 21 (1.72%) Marketing
7 21 (1.72%) Games
8 16 (1.31%) Automotive
9 13 (1.06%) Banking
10 12 (0.98%) Military
11 11 (0.90%) Advertising
12 10 (0.82%) Law
13 9 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.65%) Publishing
15 5 (0.41%) Legal
15 5 (0.41%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.33%) Front Office
17 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
18 2 (0.16%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (28.45%) .NET
2 264 (21.59%) HTML
3 223 (18.23%) XML
4 215 (17.58%) ASP.NET
5 185 (15.13%) CSS
6 164 (13.41%) jQuery
7 136 (11.12%) Web Services
8 135 (11.04%) HTML5
9 126 (10.30%) Ajax
10 120 (9.81%) WCF
11 119 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 94 (7.69%) J2EE
13 93 (7.60%) WPF
14 89 (7.28%) Spring
15 80 (6.54%) JSON
16 77 (6.30%) .NET Framework
17 73 (5.97%) AngularJS
18 64 (5.23%) REST
19 49 (4.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 49 (4.01%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 183 (14.96%) Computer Science
2 98 (8.01%) Embedded Systems
3 81 (6.62%) Algorithms
4 78 (6.38%) Open Source
5 70 (5.72%) Mathematics
6 50 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
7 41 (3.35%) Mobile App
7 41 (3.35%) Client/Server
8 36 (2.94%) Data Structures
9 33 (2.70%) Device Driver
10 27 (2.21%) Cryptography
11 26 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.96%) Physics
13 17 (1.39%) User Experience
14 14 (1.14%) 3D Graphics
15 11 (0.90%) Clustering
16 10 (0.82%) Social Media
17 9 (0.74%) CUDA
17 9 (0.74%) Management Information System
17 9 (0.74%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 320 (26.17%) Linux
2 239 (19.54%) Windows
3 129 (10.55%) UNIX
4 59 (4.82%) Android
5 40 (3.27%) Apple iOS
6 27 (2.21%) VxWorks
7 22 (1.80%) Windows CE
8 14 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
8 14 (1.14%) Mac OS
9 10 (0.82%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.57%) Nucleus RTOS
11 6 (0.49%) CentOS
11 6 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.41%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.25%) AIX
13 3 (0.25%) Solaris
13 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.16%) Symbian OS
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1170 (95.67%) Software Engineering
2 470 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
3 241 (19.71%) OO
4 208 (17.01%) MVC
5 186 (15.21%) Scrum
6 180 (14.72%) TDD
7 176 (14.39%) Multithreading
8 135 (11.04%) UML
9 121 (9.89%) Unit Testing
10 120 (9.81%) OOD
11 109 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
12 101 (8.26%) Mentoring
13 74 (6.05%) E-Commerce
14 69 (5.64%) OOP
15 67 (5.48%) Automated Testing
16 65 (5.31%) SOA
17 62 (5.07%) Software Testing
18 60 (4.91%) Web Development
19 50 (4.09%) BDD
19 50 (4.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 508 (41.54%) C++
2 505 (41.29%) C#
3 373 (30.50%) Java
4 364 (29.76%) JavaScript
5 325 (26.57%) SQL
6 253 (20.69%) C
7 197 (16.11%) Python
8 82 (6.70%) PHP
9 76 (6.21%) Embedded C
10 54 (4.42%) Embedded C++
11 53 (4.33%) Objective-C
12 51 (4.17%) Ruby
13 47 (3.84%) Perl
14 33 (2.70%) VB.NET
15 30 (2.45%) T-SQL
16 25 (2.04%) Shell Script
17 24 (1.96%) MATLAB
18 22 (1.80%) Scala
18 22 (1.80%) Bash Shell
19 16 (1.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 228 (18.64%) Degree
2 48 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.37%) VCP4
5 28 (2.29%) PhD
6 8 (0.65%) OCPJP
6 8 (0.65%) OCMJD
7 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.41%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.33%) HND
9 4 (0.33%) ISEB
10 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.25%) MCTS
11 2 (0.16%) CCNP
11 2 (0.16%) CCNA
11 2 (0.16%) HNC
11 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.16%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.082%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (6.70%) QA
2 27 (2.21%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.98%) IEC 61508
4 8 (0.65%) JTAG
5 7 (0.57%) DO-178B
6 5 (0.41%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.33%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.16%) WAI
8 2 (0.16%) SLA
8 2 (0.16%) TickIT
9 1 (0.082%) ARP4754
System Software
1 23 (1.88%) Firmware
2 7 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.25%) Docker
5 3 (0.25%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.16%) Varnish
6 2 (0.16%) vSphere
7 1 (0.082%) XenApp
7 1 (0.082%) XenServer
7 1 (0.082%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.082%) Ceph
7 1 (0.082%) KVM
7 1 (0.082%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (1.39%) Puppet
3 12 (0.98%) Nagios
3 12 (0.98%) OpenNMS
4 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.25%) Ansible
5 2 (0.16%) Mesos
6 1 (0.082%) Control-M
Vendors
1 153 (12.51%) Microsoft
2 102 (8.34%) Oracle
3 16 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (1.23%) Twitter
4 15 (1.23%) Facebook
5 14 (1.14%) Cisco
6 13 (1.06%) VMware
6 13 (1.06%) Apple
6 13 (1.06%) Google
7 12 (0.98%) QNX
8 11 (0.90%) Talend
8 11 (0.90%) Zend
9 9 (0.74%) TIBCO
10 8 (0.65%) Sun
11 7 (0.57%) Pega
12 6 (0.49%) Fujitsu
12 6 (0.49%) Telerik
12 6 (0.49%) IBM
12 6 (0.49%) MKS
13 5 (0.41%) Borland
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50-60k DOE
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 14 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £46000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum, Benefits Bonus,Free Gym, Food, Pension, Hea
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Linux Recruit
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Stock Options
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Premier IT
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Bonus (10%), Pension, Share Option
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Hudson IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago