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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 426 404 417
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 578 613 609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.59% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.62% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 482 525 516
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
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 29 January 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 29 January 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
(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 -8 537 £50,000 +5.82% 95
South East +27 194 £50,000 +11.11% 25
London -53 140 £57,500 - 20
East of England -31 51 £52,500 +19.31% 18
Berkshire +3 50 £55,000 +41.02% 8
South West -33 50 £45,000 - 13
Hampshire -11 38 £50,000 - 2
West Sussex +24 33 £42,500 -10.52% 1
East Midlands +15 33 £40,000 -2.43% 6
City of London +9 32 £55,000 -8.33% 5
Cambridge +4 30 £53,750 +7.50% 9
Cambridgeshire -24 30 £53,750 +26.47% 12
West Midlands +2 29 £40,000 -8.57% 6
Yorkshire 0 29 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Surrey -3 27 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Scotland +20 26 £42,000 +5.00% 6
Worthing - 26 £42,500 -
Leicestershire +50 24 £45,000 +15.38% 1
Newbury +16 22 £50,000 +5.26% 2
East Sussex -3 20 £45,000 -2.17% 2
Brighton 0 17 £45,000 -2.17% 2
Oxfordshire -6 17 £50,000 - 4
Hertfordshire -10 17 £50,000 +11.11% 2
North Yorkshire +23 16 £35,000 -5.40%
Oxford -3 15 £50,000 -
Southampton +6 14 £50,000 - 1
Coventry +6 14 £43,750 -16.66% 2
Middlesbrough -8 14 - -
Leicester - 14 - -
Devon +10 13 £33,750 -3.57%

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1150 (95.44%) Software Engineering
2 515 (42.74%) C++
3 468 (38.84%) C#
4 450 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
5 397 (32.95%) Java
6 353 (29.29%) JavaScript
7 327 (27.14%) .NET
8 316 (26.22%) SQL
9 312 (25.89%) Linux
10 273 (22.66%) HTML
11 243 (20.17%) C
12 242 (20.08%) Degree
13 231 (19.17%) OO
14 229 (19.00%) XML
15 227 (18.84%) Windows
16 213 (17.68%) MVC
17 203 (16.85%) ASP.NET
18 197 (16.35%) Computer Science
19 196 (16.27%) TDD
19 196 (16.27%) Python
20 188 (15.60%) Scrum
21 183 (15.19%) Multithreading
22 174 (14.44%) CSS
23 172 (14.27%) SQL Server
24 155 (12.86%) jQuery
25 144 (11.95%) UNIX
26 140 (11.62%) Microsoft
27 137 (11.37%) UML
27 137 (11.37%) Web Services
28 127 (10.54%) Unit Testing

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 52 (4.32%) Tomcat
2 50 (4.15%) Node.js
3 35 (2.90%) WebLogic
4 32 (2.66%) JBoss
5 29 (2.41%) IIS
6 28 (2.32%) WebSphere
7 25 (2.07%) SharePoint
8 23 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (1.83%) GlassFish
10 17 (1.41%) Apache Solr
11 15 (1.24%) CMS
11 15 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 14 (1.16%) Apache
13 12 (1.00%) MQSeries
14 7 (0.58%) SAS
15 6 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
16 5 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 54 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.58%) Simulink
3 5 (0.41%) MS Office
3 5 (0.41%) TargetLink
4 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.083%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.083%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 61 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (3.07%) SaaS
3 22 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (1.00%) PaaS
7 7 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.25%) IaaS
9 1 (0.083%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.083%) GitHub
9 1 (0.083%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 27 (2.24%) Internet
3 19 (1.58%) HTTP
4 17 (1.41%) LTE
5 16 (1.33%) Asterisk PBX
5 16 (1.33%) Wireless
5 16 (1.33%) RTP
5 16 (1.33%) GSM
5 16 (1.33%) PBX
5 16 (1.33%) UMTS
5 16 (1.33%) RANAP
6 11 (0.91%) SNMP
7 10 (0.83%) LAN
8 9 (0.75%) WAN
9 7 (0.58%) Network Security
10 6 (0.50%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.41%) LDAP
11 5 (0.41%) Modbus
12 4 (0.33%) NFC
12 4 (0.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (14.27%) SQL Server
2 92 (7.63%) Big Data
3 73 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 56 (4.65%) MySQL
5 35 (2.90%) MongoDB
6 31 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (2.41%) Hadoop
8 26 (2.16%) Relational Database
9 23 (1.91%) Redis
10 13 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (1.00%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.00%) SQLite
12 11 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.41%) InterSystems Cache
14 5 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 101 (8.38%) Subversion
2 64 (5.31%) Visual Studio
3 61 (5.06%) Git (software)
4 52 (4.32%) Selenium
5 51 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 47 (3.90%) NUnit
6 47 (3.90%) Jenkins
7 44 (3.65%) JIRA
8 40 (3.32%) Eclipse
9 38 (3.15%) Maven
10 36 (2.99%) JUnit
11 33 (2.74%) Hudson
12 31 (2.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 29 (2.41%) Bugzilla
14 20 (1.66%) GCC
14 20 (1.66%) Ant
15 18 (1.49%) CruiseControl
16 17 (1.41%) GDB
17 16 (1.33%) MSBuild
17 16 (1.33%) Trac
General
1 124 (10.29%) Finance
2 62 (5.15%) Electronics
3 46 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.49%) Manufacturing
5 26 (2.16%) Aerospace
6 25 (2.07%) Games
7 22 (1.83%) Retail
8 20 (1.66%) Marketing
9 14 (1.16%) Publishing
9 14 (1.16%) Automotive
9 14 (1.16%) Banking
10 13 (1.08%) Military
10 13 (1.08%) Legal
11 12 (1.00%) Advertising
12 10 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.83%) Law
13 6 (0.50%) Front Office
14 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.083%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (27.14%) .NET
2 273 (22.66%) HTML
3 229 (19.00%) XML
4 203 (16.85%) ASP.NET
5 174 (14.44%) CSS
6 155 (12.86%) jQuery
7 137 (11.37%) Web Services
8 125 (10.37%) HTML5
9 114 (9.46%) WCF
10 112 (9.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 108 (8.96%) Ajax
12 99 (8.22%) Spring
13 97 (8.05%) J2EE
14 91 (7.55%) WPF
15 82 (6.80%) .NET Framework
16 73 (6.06%) JSON
17 69 (5.73%) AngularJS
18 57 (4.73%) REST
19 51 (4.23%) SOAP
20 48 (3.98%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 197 (16.35%) Computer Science
2 88 (7.30%) Embedded Systems
3 81 (6.72%) Algorithms
4 76 (6.31%) Open Source
5 72 (5.98%) Mathematics
6 60 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (3.32%) Client/Server
8 33 (2.74%) Mobile App
9 31 (2.57%) Device Driver
9 31 (2.57%) Data Structures
10 29 (2.41%) Physics
11 28 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (2.32%) Cryptography
12 19 (1.58%) Management Information System
13 15 (1.24%) User Experience
14 14 (1.16%) Clustering
15 11 (0.91%) 3D Graphics
15 11 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
16 9 (0.75%) SCADA
16 9 (0.75%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 312 (25.89%) Linux
2 227 (18.84%) Windows
3 144 (11.95%) UNIX
4 61 (5.06%) Android
5 39 (3.24%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.91%) VxWorks
7 21 (1.74%) Windows CE
8 16 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
9 15 (1.24%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.66%) Solaris
10 8 (0.66%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.58%) Nucleus RTOS
12 6 (0.50%) AIX
13 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.33%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.083%) VMS
15 1 (0.083%) Tizen
15 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.083%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1150 (95.44%) Software Engineering
2 450 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (19.17%) OO
4 213 (17.68%) MVC
5 196 (16.27%) TDD
6 188 (15.60%) Scrum
7 183 (15.19%) Multithreading
8 137 (11.37%) UML
9 127 (10.54%) Unit Testing
10 122 (10.12%) OOD
11 112 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
12 94 (7.80%) Mentoring
13 77 (6.39%) E-Commerce
14 74 (6.14%) Automated Testing
15 71 (5.89%) BDD
16 65 (5.39%) SOA
17 64 (5.31%) OOP
18 63 (5.23%) Software Testing
19 60 (4.98%) Test Automation
20 53 (4.40%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 515 (42.74%) C++
2 468 (38.84%) C#
3 397 (32.95%) Java
4 353 (29.29%) JavaScript
5 316 (26.22%) SQL
6 243 (20.17%) C
7 196 (16.27%) Python
8 72 (5.98%) PHP
9 66 (5.48%) Embedded C
10 55 (4.56%) Objective-C
11 48 (3.98%) Perl
12 46 (3.82%) Embedded C++
13 42 (3.49%) Ruby
14 33 (2.74%) T-SQL
15 28 (2.32%) Scala
15 28 (2.32%) VB.NET
16 25 (2.07%) Bash Shell
17 22 (1.83%) Shell Script
17 22 (1.83%) MATLAB
18 19 (1.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 242 (20.08%) Degree
2 42 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.49%) PhD
4 28 (2.32%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.66%) OCPJP
5 8 (0.66%) OCMJD
6 7 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.58%) ISEB
7 6 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.50%) HND
8 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.17%) HNC
9 2 (0.17%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.17%) CCNP
9 2 (0.17%) CCNA
9 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.72%) QA
2 22 (1.83%) ISO 9001
3 16 (1.33%) IEC 61508
4 9 (0.75%) JTAG
5 6 (0.50%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.41%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.33%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.25%) WAI
9 2 (0.17%) SLA
9 2 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 22 (1.83%) Firmware
2 7 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.25%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.17%) Varnish
6 1 (0.083%) XenApp
6 1 (0.083%) XenServer
6 1 (0.083%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (1.16%) Puppet
3 8 (0.66%) OpenNMS
3 8 (0.66%) Nagios
4 2 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.083%) Control-M
5 1 (0.083%) Ansible
5 1 (0.083%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 140 (11.62%) Microsoft
2 119 (9.88%) Oracle
3 18 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
3 18 (1.49%) Cisco
4 15 (1.24%) Twitter
5 12 (1.00%) QNX
5 12 (1.00%) Google
6 11 (0.91%) Zend
6 11 (0.91%) Apple
6 11 (0.91%) Facebook
7 10 (0.83%) Talend
8 8 (0.66%) Sun
9 7 (0.58%) Telerik
9 7 (0.58%) VMware
10 6 (0.50%) Sitecore
10 6 (0.50%) IBM
11 5 (0.41%) Borland
11 5 (0.41%) Ab Initio
11 5 (0.41%) Pega
12 4 (0.33%) DevExpress
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