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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 476 462 486
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 510 646 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.59% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.61% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 408 489 575
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +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
94567 105846 115549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.48% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79566 86840 94644
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -30 474 £52,500 +5.00% 70
London +68 176 £65,000 +8.33% 23
South East -38 134 £50,000 - 19
East of England +45 66 £50,000 +2.56% 5
Cambridgeshire +22 47 £53,500 +15.05% 3
South West -14 41 £46,750 -10.95% 8
Cambridge +15 34 £55,000 +18.27% 3
Oxfordshire +5 30 £50,000 -13.04% 3
Scotland +9 27 £45,500 +5.50% 4
City of London +69 25 £62,500 - 2
West Sussex -9 25 £45,000 -28.00% 2
West Midlands -14 25 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Hampshire +1 24 £50,000 - 7
North West +13 23 £47,500 - 7
Berkshire -15 22 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Burgess Hill -2 20 £45,000 -28.00% 1
Abingdon -14 20 - - 2
Glasgow +2 17 £47,750 +19.37%
Manchester -4 16 £47,500 - 6
East Sussex +12 11 £50,000 -20.00% 2
Newbury -1 11 £57,500 +4.54%
Bristol -14 11 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Ealing - 11 £67,500 -
Dorset +17 10 £42,500 -2.85% 2
Southampton +3 10 £50,000 -
Surrey -21 10 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Brighton +7 9 £50,000 -20.00% 2
Reading +4 9 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Birmingham -11 9 £44,000 +6.02%
Hertfordshire +16 8 £45,000 -25.00%

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1125 (99.21%) Software Engineering
2 657 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
3 473 (41.71%) Java
4 426 (37.57%) C#
5 424 (37.39%) JavaScript
6 390 (34.39%) TDD
7 363 (32.01%) C++
8 359 (31.66%) HTML
9 321 (28.31%) SQL
10 310 (27.34%) .NET
11 300 (26.46%) CSS
12 267 (23.54%) OO
13 251 (22.13%) Linux
14 238 (20.99%) Windows
15 235 (20.72%) Scrum
16 233 (20.55%) Degree
17 223 (19.66%) MVC
18 214 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
19 198 (17.46%) BDD
20 197 (17.37%) Web Services
21 172 (15.17%) C
22 170 (14.99%) Python
23 167 (14.73%) Computer Science
24 165 (14.55%) NoSQL
25 163 (14.37%) Mentoring
25 163 (14.37%) ASP.NET
26 158 (13.93%) HTML5
27 153 (13.49%) AngularJS
28 151 (13.32%) Multithreading
29 136 (11.99%) Spring

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 76 (6.70%) Node.js
2 50 (4.41%) Tomcat
3 32 (2.82%) JBoss
4 30 (2.65%) Apache
5 26 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.50%) NServiceBus
7 14 (1.23%) OpenStack
8 13 (1.15%) Alfresco
8 13 (1.15%) Mule
9 12 (1.06%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.97%) IIS
11 9 (0.79%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.79%) Confluence
12 8 (0.71%) nginx
13 6 (0.53%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.44%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.44%) CICS
14 5 (0.44%) SAS
15 4 (0.35%) CMS
16 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.53%) MS Office
3 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.35%) Simulink
4 3 (0.26%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.088%) HipChat
5 1 (0.088%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.088%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.088%) Magento
3 1 (0.088%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 106 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (3.79%) SaaS
4 22 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.32%) Google App Engine
7 10 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.88%) GitHub
8 8 (0.71%) PaaS
9 7 (0.62%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.26%) Heroku
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudSearch
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.088%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.47%) TCP/IP
2 56 (4.94%) Internet
3 43 (3.79%) HTTP
4 25 (2.20%) Network Security
5 14 (1.23%) LDAP
6 12 (1.06%) SNMP
7 10 (0.88%) Wireshark
8 8 (0.71%) LTE
9 7 (0.62%) ATM
9 7 (0.62%) GSM
9 7 (0.62%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.62%) SMTP
9 7 (0.62%) UMTS
10 6 (0.53%) DVB
10 6 (0.53%) Wireless
11 5 (0.44%) DNS
11 5 (0.44%) RS-485
12 4 (0.35%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.35%) RS-232
13 3 (0.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (14.55%) NoSQL
2 130 (11.46%) SQL Server
3 67 (5.91%) Big Data
4 61 (5.38%) MySQL
5 59 (5.20%) Relational Database
6 45 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
7 40 (3.53%) MongoDB
8 34 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 29 (2.56%) Hadoop
10 23 (2.03%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.85%) Couchbase
12 20 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
13 18 (1.59%) RavenDB
14 13 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (1.15%) Apache Hive
14 13 (1.15%) Event Store
15 11 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (0.88%) Redis
16 10 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (0.71%) HBase
Development Applications
1 122 (10.76%) Git (software)
2 103 (9.08%) Maven
3 93 (8.20%) Jenkins
4 72 (6.35%) Visual Studio
5 55 (4.85%) JUnit
6 51 (4.50%) Subversion
7 32 (2.82%) Selenium
8 30 (2.65%) Artifactory
9 29 (2.56%) JIRA
9 29 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (2.03%) SpecFlow
11 22 (1.94%) Ant
11 22 (1.94%) Mercurial
12 20 (1.76%) TeamCity
13 19 (1.68%) Vagrant
14 16 (1.41%) Mockito
15 15 (1.32%) jMock
16 14 (1.23%) Eclipse
16 14 (1.23%) NUnit
17 13 (1.15%) Grunt
General
1 126 (11.11%) Finance
2 65 (5.73%) Games
3 52 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 36 (3.17%) Electronics
5 29 (2.56%) Marketing
5 29 (2.56%) Retail
6 21 (1.85%) Aerospace
7 18 (1.59%) Banking
7 18 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.79%) Automotive
9 8 (0.71%) Advertising
9 8 (0.71%) Military
10 7 (0.62%) Back Office
11 6 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.44%) Publishing
13 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.35%) French Language
13 4 (0.35%) Legal
14 3 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (31.66%) HTML
2 310 (27.34%) .NET
3 300 (26.46%) CSS
4 197 (17.37%) Web Services
5 163 (14.37%) ASP.NET
6 158 (13.93%) HTML5
7 153 (13.49%) AngularJS
8 136 (11.99%) Spring
9 135 (11.90%) jQuery
9 135 (11.90%) XML
10 116 (10.23%) WPF
11 115 (10.14%) JSON
12 108 (9.52%) WCF
13 102 (8.99%) RESTful
14 101 (8.91%) CSS3
15 93 (8.20%) ASP.NET Web API
16 91 (8.02%) ASP.NET MVC
17 85 (7.50%) .NET Framework
17 85 (7.50%) REST
18 82 (7.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 167 (14.73%) Computer Science
2 77 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (5.82%) Mathematics
4 63 (5.56%) Algorithms
5 42 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 42 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 30 (2.65%) Data Structures
7 29 (2.56%) Physics
7 29 (2.56%) User Experience
8 27 (2.38%) Visualisation
9 26 (2.29%) Embedded Systems
10 23 (2.03%) BYOD
11 20 (1.76%) N-Tier
12 18 (1.59%) Device Driver
13 14 (1.23%) Client/Server
14 13 (1.15%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.97%) Derivative
15 11 (0.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 11 (0.97%) Internet of Things
16 10 (0.88%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 251 (22.13%) Linux
2 238 (20.99%) Windows
3 104 (9.17%) Unix
4 71 (6.26%) Android
5 52 (4.59%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.94%) Mac OS X
7 20 (1.76%) Embedded Linux
7 20 (1.76%) Windows Mobile
8 11 (0.97%) Solaris
9 10 (0.88%) FreeBSD
10 8 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.53%) Windows Server
12 5 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.44%) VxWorks
12 5 (0.44%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.35%) Debian
13 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1125 (99.21%) Software Engineering
2 657 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
3 390 (34.39%) TDD
4 267 (23.54%) OO
5 235 (20.72%) Scrum
6 223 (19.66%) MVC
7 214 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
8 198 (17.46%) BDD
9 163 (14.37%) Mentoring
10 151 (13.32%) Multithreading
11 103 (9.08%) Open Source
12 92 (8.11%) SOLID
13 90 (7.94%) OOD
13 90 (7.94%) Unit Testing
14 85 (7.50%) OOP
15 84 (7.41%) SOA
16 81 (7.14%) SDLC
17 72 (6.35%) DevOps
18 69 (6.08%) High Availability
19 68 (6.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 473 (41.71%) Java
2 426 (37.57%) C#
3 424 (37.39%) JavaScript
4 363 (32.01%) C++
5 321 (28.31%) SQL
6 172 (15.17%) C
7 170 (14.99%) Python
8 58 (5.11%) Scala
9 54 (4.76%) Ruby
10 51 (4.50%) Objective-C
11 50 (4.41%) PHP
12 41 (3.62%) T-SQL
13 29 (2.56%) Embedded C
13 29 (2.56%) Go
14 28 (2.47%) PL/SQL
15 24 (2.12%) VB
16 23 (2.03%) F#
16 23 (2.03%) Shell Script
17 22 (1.94%) Clojure
18 21 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 233 (20.55%) Degree
2 31 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.23%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.06%) PhD
5 4 (0.35%) HND
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.26%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.088%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.26%) QA
2 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.44%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.35%) DICOM
5 3 (0.26%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.26%) MISRA
5 3 (0.26%) SLA
5 3 (0.26%) TickIT
6 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.088%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.088%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.088%) JTAG
System Software
1 51 (4.50%) Docker
2 14 (1.23%) Firmware
3 11 (0.97%) Xen
4 10 (0.88%) LXC
5 9 (0.79%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.71%) HDFS
7 6 (0.53%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.35%) Varnish
9 1 (0.088%) KVM
9 1 (0.088%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (2.65%) Puppet
2 23 (2.03%) WMI
3 16 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.23%) Ansible
5 13 (1.15%) Terraform
6 6 (0.53%) Oozie
7 5 (0.44%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 130 (11.46%) Oracle
2 105 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 41 (3.62%) Google
4 23 (2.03%) Apple
4 23 (2.03%) Sophos
5 15 (1.32%) Perforce
6 11 (0.97%) SAP
7 8 (0.71%) Sybase
8 7 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.62%) IBM
8 7 (0.62%) webMethods
8 7 (0.62%) WSO2
9 6 (0.53%) TIBCO
9 6 (0.53%) Wall Street Systems
10 5 (0.44%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.44%) Twitter
10 5 (0.44%) Zend
11 4 (0.35%) Facebook
11 4 (0.35%) Xamarin
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Circa £52K Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Good Career Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Beneits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum +benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £80,000 to £95,000 per annum + Bonus + Equity + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + pension, flexible benefits, others
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 70,000 plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Contract: £450-£550
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago