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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 437 474 470
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 546 601 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.59% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 466 505 527
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.09%

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
86446 102226 109753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.57% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 71817 85217 90858
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +13 496 £50,000 -4.76% 55
London +45 159 £65,000 +4.00% 15
South East +32 133 £50,000 - 15
East of England -6 49 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Yorkshire +44 48 £45,500 -9.00% 5
South West -13 44 £42,500 -10.52% 8
Hampshire +6 43 £55,000 - 4
West Yorkshire +57 40 £45,500 -9.00% 5
Berkshire +52 40 £48,750 -2.50% 5
Leeds +52 38 £45,500 -9.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -4 34 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Cambridge +6 30 £52,500 +5.00% 3
North West -13 28 £45,500 - 3
Scotland +26 23 £46,250 +2.77% 8
Manchester +2 23 £45,500 -4.21% 1
Somerset +15 20 £38,000 -33.91% 2
Wales +3 19 £50,000 +21.95%
City of London +17 18 £67,500 +3.84% 4
South Wales - 18 £65,000 -
Edinburgh +21 17 £52,000 +22.35% 6
East Midlands -4 17 £43,500 -3.33% 1
Southampton +5 16 £50,000 -4.76% 3
West Midlands -21 16 £45,000 -14.28% 4
Oxfordshire +36 15 £77,500 +63.15% 1
Bracknell +22 15 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Newport - 14 £45,000 -
Taunton +9 12 £38,000 -2.56%
Bristol -11 12 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Reading +33 11 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Buckinghamshire +27 11 £42,500 -19.04% 4

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1056 (99.06%) Software Engineering
2 546 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 424 (39.77%) C#
4 417 (39.12%) Java
5 386 (36.21%) JavaScript
6 351 (32.93%) C++
7 325 (30.49%) .NET
8 310 (29.08%) SQL
9 302 (28.33%) HTML
10 254 (23.83%) TDD
11 250 (23.45%) Linux
12 240 (22.51%) Python
13 232 (21.76%) CSS
14 221 (20.73%) Degree
15 205 (19.23%) Windows
16 196 (18.39%) Scrum
17 174 (16.32%) OO
18 172 (16.14%) MVC
19 168 (15.76%) Git (software)
20 167 (15.67%) Computer Science
21 164 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
22 160 (15.01%) AngularJS
23 154 (14.45%) SQL Server
24 153 (14.35%) C
25 148 (13.88%) NoSQL
26 141 (13.23%) Mentoring
27 135 (12.66%) Finance
28 134 (12.57%) ASP.NET
29 133 (12.48%) Microsoft
30 132 (12.38%) Web Services

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 45 (4.22%) Apache Spark
2 36 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (2.53%) IIS
4 26 (2.44%) JBoss
4 26 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.41%) Apache
5 15 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.22%) CMS
7 12 (1.13%) Confluence
8 11 (1.03%) nginx
9 10 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.84%) Jetty
10 9 (0.84%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.75%) Apache Pig
12 7 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.56%) SAS
13 6 (0.56%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 17 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.75%) MS Office
3 6 (0.56%) HipChat
4 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.094%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.094%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.094%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.094%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 129 (12.10%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (2.53%) SaaS
5 22 (2.06%) PaaS
6 20 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (1.22%) GitHub
8 11 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (0.94%) CloudFront
10 7 (0.66%) Office 365
11 6 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 6 (0.56%) Sumo Logic
12 5 (0.47%) AWS OpsWorks
12 5 (0.47%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.28%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (0.28%) IaaS
13 3 (0.28%) Slack
14 2 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 56 (5.25%) TCP/IP
2 39 (3.66%) HTTP
3 36 (3.38%) Internet
4 19 (1.78%) Wireless
5 16 (1.50%) LDAP
6 14 (1.31%) FTP
6 14 (1.31%) Kerberos
7 10 (0.94%) RS-485
8 9 (0.84%) Network Security
9 8 (0.75%) Bluetooth
10 7 (0.66%) 802.11
10 7 (0.66%) SNMP
11 6 (0.56%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.56%) SSL
12 5 (0.47%) DVB
12 5 (0.47%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.47%) Modbus
13 4 (0.38%) IPv6
13 4 (0.38%) RS-232
14 3 (0.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (14.45%) SQL Server
2 148 (13.88%) NoSQL
3 100 (9.38%) Big Data
3 100 (9.38%) MySQL
4 98 (9.19%) MongoDB
5 59 (5.53%) Relational Database
6 49 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 48 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (4.41%) Hadoop
9 33 (3.10%) Redis
10 24 (2.25%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.97%) Oracle Database
12 20 (1.88%) Apache Hive
13 17 (1.59%) HBase
14 14 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (1.13%) Data Mining
15 12 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (0.84%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 168 (15.76%) Git (software)
2 95 (8.91%) Jenkins
3 64 (6.00%) Visual Studio
4 58 (5.44%) Subversion
5 50 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 49 (4.60%) Selenium
7 46 (4.32%) JUnit
8 40 (3.75%) Maven
9 31 (2.91%) TeamCity
10 28 (2.63%) Eclipse
10 28 (2.63%) JIRA
11 25 (2.35%) Cucumber
11 25 (2.35%) NUnit
12 20 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
13 17 (1.59%) Hudson
14 16 (1.50%) Ant
14 16 (1.50%) Mercurial
15 15 (1.41%) IntelliJ
15 15 (1.41%) Jasmine
16 14 (1.31%) Mockito
General
1 135 (12.66%) Finance
2 66 (6.19%) Electronics
3 35 (3.28%) Games
3 35 (3.28%) Retail
4 33 (3.10%) Marketing
5 29 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 27 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.41%) Banking
8 13 (1.22%) Advertising
8 13 (1.22%) Back Office
9 10 (0.94%) Automotive
10 8 (0.75%) Aerospace
10 8 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.56%) Law
11 6 (0.56%) Legal
11 6 (0.56%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.38%) Billing
12 4 (0.38%) Front Office
13 3 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (30.49%) .NET
2 302 (28.33%) HTML
3 232 (21.76%) CSS
4 160 (15.01%) AngularJS
5 134 (12.57%) ASP.NET
6 132 (12.38%) Web Services
7 121 (11.35%) Spring
8 107 (10.04%) REST
9 103 (9.66%) Node.js
10 99 (9.29%) RESTful
11 95 (8.91%) jQuery
12 91 (8.54%) HTML5
13 88 (8.26%) WPF
14 83 (7.79%) XML
15 75 (7.04%) WCF
16 74 (6.94%) React
17 72 (6.75%) ASP.NET MVC
18 69 (6.47%) Hibernate
19 63 (5.91%) .NET Framework
19 63 (5.91%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 167 (15.67%) Computer Science
2 73 (6.85%) Algorithms
3 54 (5.07%) Data Structures
4 50 (4.69%) Mathematics
5 39 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (3.38%) Embedded Systems
8 31 (2.91%) Fintech
9 30 (2.81%) User Experience
10 22 (2.06%) Physics
11 18 (1.69%) Blockchain
11 18 (1.69%) Device Driver
12 16 (1.50%) Blog
13 15 (1.41%) Client/Server
14 13 (1.22%) Life Science
15 11 (1.03%) Artificial Intelligence
16 10 (0.94%) Cryptography
16 10 (0.94%) Digital Media
16 10 (0.94%) Internet of Things
17 9 (0.84%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 250 (23.45%) Linux
2 205 (19.23%) Windows
3 46 (4.32%) Unix
4 26 (2.44%) Android
5 18 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 17 (1.59%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.56%) Solaris
10 5 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.47%) VxWorks
11 4 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.38%) VMS
12 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.19%) CentOS
13 2 (0.19%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.094%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1056 (99.06%) Software Engineering
2 546 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (23.83%) TDD
4 196 (18.39%) Scrum
5 174 (16.32%) OO
6 172 (16.14%) MVC
7 164 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 141 (13.23%) Mentoring
9 123 (11.54%) BDD
10 116 (10.88%) Multithreading
11 97 (9.10%) Open Source
12 96 (9.01%) Unit Testing
13 91 (8.54%) SDLC
14 86 (8.07%) Microservices
15 79 (7.41%) DevOps
15 79 (7.41%) UML
16 76 (7.13%) OOP
17 75 (7.04%) Analytics
18 72 (6.75%) Pair Programming
19 67 (6.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 424 (39.77%) C#
2 417 (39.12%) Java
3 386 (36.21%) JavaScript
4 351 (32.93%) C++
5 310 (29.08%) SQL
6 240 (22.51%) Python
7 153 (14.35%) C
8 108 (10.13%) PHP
9 87 (8.16%) Ruby
10 64 (6.00%) Scala
11 53 (4.97%) Embedded C
12 47 (4.41%) Go
13 39 (3.66%) Perl
14 38 (3.56%) Embedded C++
15 33 (3.10%) PowerShell
16 27 (2.53%) F#
17 20 (1.88%) T-SQL
18 16 (1.50%) ES6
19 15 (1.41%) Shell Script
20 14 (1.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 221 (20.73%) Degree
2 45 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.69%) PhD
4 17 (1.59%) BC Cleared
5 11 (1.03%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.19%) HNC
9 2 (0.19%) HND
10 1 (0.094%) MCSD
10 1 (0.094%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.66%) QA
2 18 (1.69%) GCP
3 14 (1.31%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.94%) MISRA
5 6 (0.56%) DICOM
5 6 (0.56%) GAMP
5 6 (0.56%) MISRA C
6 5 (0.47%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.38%) JTAG
8 2 (0.19%) SDET
9 1 (0.094%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.094%) ISO26262
9 1 (0.094%) TickIT
System Software
1 46 (4.32%) Docker
2 19 (1.78%) HDFS
3 16 (1.50%) Firmware
4 14 (1.31%) NFS
5 8 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.56%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.56%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.28%) KVM
7 3 (0.28%) Xen
8 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.19%) QEMU
8 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.094%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.094%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (3.28%) Puppet
2 19 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (1.50%) Ansible
4 14 (1.31%) Grafana
5 8 (0.75%) Kibana
6 7 (0.66%) Nagios
6 7 (0.66%) Oozie
7 6 (0.56%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.56%) Opsview
7 6 (0.56%) Riemann
7 6 (0.56%) StatsD
8 5 (0.47%) Mesos
8 5 (0.47%) rkt
9 3 (0.28%) WMI
10 2 (0.19%) Control-M
10 2 (0.19%) logstash
11 1 (0.094%) FreeIPA
11 1 (0.094%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.094%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.094%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 133 (12.48%) Microsoft
2 93 (8.72%) Oracle
3 29 (2.72%) Sophos
4 24 (2.25%) SAP
5 18 (1.69%) Google
6 17 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (1.50%) Splunk
8 15 (1.41%) Dell
9 14 (1.31%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.31%) HP
10 12 (1.13%) Zend
11 11 (1.03%) Apple
12 9 (0.84%) Talend
13 8 (0.75%) Hortonworks
13 8 (0.75%) IBM
13 8 (0.75%) ILOG
13 8 (0.75%) MuleSoft
14 7 (0.66%) Cloudera
14 7 (0.66%) Intel
15 6 (0.56%) WSO2
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum + Flexible Working, Equity
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits including Flexible Working Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Webrecruit
Salary: £Excellent DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus (10%) + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Send
Salary: From £55,000 to £55,000 per annum large company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 50,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + flexi working,pen,26 hols
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000 - £60,000 + a very favourable package!
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + pension + healthcare + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago