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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 479 491 513
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 573 589 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.53% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.55% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 447 478 528
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
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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 -8 534 £52,000 +4.00% 74
London +70 195 £65,000 +8.33% 23
South East -19 148 £50,000 - 18
East of England +47 79 £50,000 - 11
Cambridgeshire +28 47 £53,500 +1.90% 9
South West -17 42 £47,500 - 6
Cambridge +22 39 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Berkshire 0 37 £57,500 +4.54% 2
Hampshire +10 32 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Scotland +8 30 £45,000 - 7
Oxfordshire +16 29 £47,500 -5.00% 4
City of London +47 27 £60,000 +4.34% 2
West Midlands -24 27 £45,000 +12.50%
North West +24 24 £47,500 - 7
Manchester +2 20 £47,500 - 3
West Sussex -22 20 £45,000 -20.00% 2
Hertfordshire +21 19 £45,000 -25.00%
Newbury +2 19 £57,500 +15.00%
Burgess Hill -2 19 £45,000 -28.00% 1
Southampton +7 18 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Reading +12 17 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Glasgow +9 15 £45,500 -13.33% 2
Ealing - 15 £67,500 -
Oxford +14 14 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Bristol -12 12 £52,500 +8.24%
Abingdon - 12 £45,000 - 1
Edinburgh +1 11 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Birmingham -14 10 £44,500 +14.10%
Surrey -16 10 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 8 £47,000 +23.68% 2

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1146 (99.13%) Software Engineering
2 635 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
3 498 (43.08%) Java
4 447 (38.67%) C#
5 424 (36.68%) JavaScript
6 407 (35.21%) TDD
7 379 (32.79%) C++
8 359 (31.06%) HTML
9 339 (29.33%) SQL
10 319 (27.60%) .NET
11 291 (25.17%) CSS
12 276 (23.88%) OO
13 259 (22.40%) Linux
14 243 (21.02%) Degree
15 242 (20.93%) Windows
15 242 (20.93%) MVC
16 238 (20.59%) Scrum
17 212 (18.34%) Continuous Integration
18 204 (17.65%) BDD
19 191 (16.52%) Web Services
20 187 (16.18%) Python
21 181 (15.66%) C
22 179 (15.48%) Computer Science
23 177 (15.31%) ASP.NET
24 172 (14.88%) Mentoring
25 162 (14.01%) NoSQL
26 155 (13.41%) HTML5
27 153 (13.24%) Multithreading
28 149 (12.89%) AngularJS
29 147 (12.72%) Spring

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 65 (5.62%) Node.js
2 60 (5.19%) Tomcat
3 38 (3.29%) JBoss
4 34 (2.94%) Apache
5 27 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (1.90%) NServiceBus
7 17 (1.47%) OpenStack
7 17 (1.47%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.38%) IIS
9 12 (1.04%) Alfresco
10 11 (0.95%) Mule
11 9 (0.78%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.69%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.69%) nginx
13 5 (0.43%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.43%) CICS
14 4 (0.35%) Confluence
14 4 (0.35%) PegaRULES
14 4 (0.35%) SAS
14 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.61%) MS Office
3 6 (0.52%) Simulink
4 4 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.35%) TargetLink
5 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.087%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.087%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.087%) Magento
2 1 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.087%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 103 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (7.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (3.89%) SaaS
4 25 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (1.56%) Google App Engine
6 16 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.04%) GitHub
8 10 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.69%) PaaS
10 7 (0.61%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.26%) Heroku
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudSearch
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.087%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.087%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 58 (5.02%) Internet
3 39 (3.37%) HTTP
4 28 (2.42%) Network Security
5 14 (1.21%) LDAP
6 12 (1.04%) Wireshark
7 11 (0.95%) SNMP
8 8 (0.69%) LTE
9 7 (0.61%) ATM
9 7 (0.61%) GSM
9 7 (0.61%) UMTS
10 6 (0.52%) AMQP
10 6 (0.52%) DVB
10 6 (0.52%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.52%) Firewall
10 6 (0.52%) MQTT
10 6 (0.52%) SMTP
10 6 (0.52%) Wireless
11 5 (0.43%) RS-485
12 4 (0.35%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (14.01%) NoSQL
2 142 (12.28%) SQL Server
3 76 (6.57%) MySQL
4 75 (6.49%) Big Data
5 64 (5.54%) Relational Database
6 56 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
7 50 (4.33%) MongoDB
8 37 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 34 (2.94%) Hadoop
10 27 (2.34%) RDBMS
11 24 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
12 23 (1.99%) RavenDB
13 21 (1.82%) Couchbase
14 18 (1.56%) Apache Hive
15 16 (1.38%) Redis
16 12 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 12 (1.04%) HBase
16 12 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.95%) Event Store
18 10 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 119 (10.29%) Git (software)
2 107 (9.26%) Maven
3 103 (8.91%) Jenkins
4 85 (7.35%) Visual Studio
5 63 (5.45%) JUnit
6 59 (5.10%) Subversion
7 41 (3.55%) Selenium
8 37 (3.20%) Artifactory
9 29 (2.51%) JIRA
10 28 (2.42%) Mercurial
10 28 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (2.42%) TeamCity
11 24 (2.08%) SpecFlow
12 23 (1.99%) Ant
13 21 (1.82%) Vagrant
14 18 (1.56%) Mockito
15 17 (1.47%) jMock
15 17 (1.47%) NUnit
16 16 (1.38%) Hudson
16 16 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 116 (10.03%) Finance
2 68 (5.88%) Games
3 56 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 41 (3.55%) Electronics
5 32 (2.77%) Marketing
6 30 (2.60%) Retail
7 25 (2.16%) Aerospace
8 21 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.73%) Banking
10 19 (1.64%) Automotive
11 8 (0.69%) Advertising
11 8 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.61%) Military
13 6 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.52%) Publishing
14 5 (0.43%) Legal
15 4 (0.35%) French Language
16 3 (0.26%) Avionics
17 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (31.06%) HTML
2 319 (27.60%) .NET
3 291 (25.17%) CSS
4 191 (16.52%) Web Services
5 177 (15.31%) ASP.NET
6 155 (13.41%) HTML5
7 149 (12.89%) AngularJS
8 147 (12.72%) Spring
9 136 (11.76%) XML
10 130 (11.25%) jQuery
11 117 (10.12%) JSON
12 116 (10.03%) WPF
13 111 (9.60%) WCF
14 98 (8.48%) ASP.NET Web API
15 95 (8.22%) CSS3
15 95 (8.22%) REST
16 94 (8.13%) ASP.NET MVC
17 92 (7.96%) RESTful
18 87 (7.53%) J2EE
19 82 (7.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 179 (15.48%) Computer Science
2 83 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 67 (5.80%) Algorithms
5 50 (4.33%) Enterprise Software
6 44 (3.81%) Mobile App
7 34 (2.94%) Physics
8 32 (2.77%) Visualisation
9 28 (2.42%) User Experience
10 27 (2.34%) Data Structures
11 24 (2.08%) BYOD
11 24 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
11 24 (2.08%) N-Tier
12 18 (1.56%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.56%) Device Driver
13 17 (1.47%) Digital Media
14 13 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 11 (0.95%) Internet of Things
15 11 (0.95%) Mainframe
16 9 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 259 (22.40%) Linux
2 242 (20.93%) Windows
3 104 (9.00%) Unix
4 78 (6.75%) Android
5 59 (5.10%) Apple iOS
6 24 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
6 24 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
7 16 (1.38%) Mac OS X
8 14 (1.21%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.87%) FreeBSD
9 10 (0.87%) Solaris
10 7 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.52%) Windows Server
11 6 (0.52%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.43%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.35%) Debian
13 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.35%) VxWorks
13 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1146 (99.13%) Software Engineering
2 635 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
3 407 (35.21%) TDD
4 276 (23.88%) OO
5 242 (20.93%) MVC
6 238 (20.59%) Scrum
7 212 (18.34%) Continuous Integration
8 204 (17.65%) BDD
9 172 (14.88%) Mentoring
10 153 (13.24%) Multithreading
11 98 (8.48%) Open Source
12 97 (8.39%) OOD
13 92 (7.96%) Unit Testing
14 90 (7.79%) SOLID
15 84 (7.27%) OOP
16 83 (7.18%) SDLC
17 80 (6.92%) SOA
18 66 (5.71%) High Availability
19 64 (5.54%) DevOps
20 54 (4.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 498 (43.08%) Java
2 447 (38.67%) C#
3 424 (36.68%) JavaScript
4 379 (32.79%) C++
5 339 (29.33%) SQL
6 187 (16.18%) Python
7 181 (15.66%) C
8 59 (5.10%) Objective-C
9 58 (5.02%) Ruby
10 57 (4.93%) Scala
11 48 (4.15%) PHP
12 40 (3.46%) T-SQL
13 29 (2.51%) Go
14 27 (2.34%) Embedded C
15 25 (2.16%) PL/SQL
15 25 (2.16%) Shell Script
16 24 (2.08%) PowerShell
17 23 (1.99%) F#
17 23 (1.99%) VB
18 22 (1.90%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 243 (21.02%) Degree
2 31 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.12%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.69%) PhD
5 4 (0.35%) CCNA
5 4 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.35%) CISSP
5 4 (0.35%) GIAC
5 4 (0.35%) HND
5 4 (0.35%) Linux+ Certification
5 4 (0.35%) MCSE
5 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.35%) SANS
5 4 (0.35%) SSCP
6 2 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.17%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.087%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.54%) QA
2 7 (0.61%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.35%) ISO 9000
3 4 (0.35%) TickIT
4 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.26%) MISRA
5 2 (0.17%) SLA
6 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.087%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.087%) ISO20022
System Software
1 50 (4.33%) Docker
2 15 (1.30%) Xen
3 13 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.12%) Firmware
3 13 (1.12%) LXC
4 7 (0.61%) HDFS
5 4 (0.35%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.35%) Varnish
6 1 (0.087%) KVM
6 1 (0.087%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.087%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (2.51%) Puppet
2 24 (2.08%) WMI
3 15 (1.30%) Terraform
4 14 (1.21%) Ansible
4 14 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.35%) HAProxy
5 4 (0.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 146 (12.63%) Oracle
2 97 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 42 (3.63%) Google
4 24 (2.08%) Apple
5 16 (1.38%) Sophos
6 14 (1.21%) Perforce
7 11 (0.95%) Sybase
8 8 (0.69%) SAP
9 7 (0.61%) FactSet
9 7 (0.61%) IBM
9 7 (0.61%) webMethods
9 7 (0.61%) WSO2
10 6 (0.52%) Progress
10 6 (0.52%) Wall Street Systems
11 5 (0.43%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.43%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.43%) Facebook
11 5 (0.43%) hybris
11 5 (0.43%) Pega
12 4 (0.35%) Twitter
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Flexitime & More
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £35,000-£45,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Circa £52K Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
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Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: 40-45k
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Negotiable
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + benefits including unlimited holidays and fr
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London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Contract: £450-£550
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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London
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London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Relocation Package + Benefits
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