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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 436 469 452
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 604 533 516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.47% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.49% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 489 452 437
Average salary £52,500 £48,500 £44,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.24% +9.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.14%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 September 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 September 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 +51 566 £52,500 +5.00% 99
South East +72 180 £52,500 +5.00% 23
London +10 157 £60,000 +4.34% 31
South West -8 75 £52,500 +16.66% 9
East of England +8 69 £50,000 - 21
Hampshire +56 55 £50,500 +3.58% 4
Cambridgeshire +22 47 £50,000 - 13
Bristol +19 45 £70,000 +55.55% 6
Berkshire +38 43 £52,500 -8.69% 4
Cambridge +24 43 £48,750 -2.50% 9
Surrey +4 27 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Yorkshire +4 24 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands 0 24 £42,500 +1.19% 1
Scotland -3 24 £43,000 +1.17%
Oxfordshire -3 22 £65,000 +30.00% 4
Oxford -6 22 £65,000 +34.02% 2
North West 0 20 £45,000 - 3
Ealing -9 20 £62,500 +19.04% 5
City of London +26 19 £70,000 +6.06% 3
Havant +14 19 £48,500 +7.77%
West Yorkshire +7 18 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Reading +14 17 £60,000 -27.27% 2
Leeds +6 17 £50,000 +14.28% 2
West Midlands 0 15 £45,000 +9.09% 8
Hertfordshire -6 15 £57,500 +15.00% 4
Southampton +16 14 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Newbury - 14 £52,500 -
Bracknell +28 12 £50,000 +17.64%
East Sussex +25 12 £55,000 +7.31% 2
Northamptonshire - 12 £45,000 -

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1211 (95.73%) Software Engineering
2 653 (51.62%) Agile Software Development
3 550 (43.48%) C#
4 455 (35.97%) .NET
5 443 (35.02%) C++
6 432 (34.15%) Java
7 385 (30.43%) SQL
8 364 (28.77%) Degree
9 358 (28.30%) JavaScript
10 315 (24.90%) TDD
11 311 (24.58%) Linux
12 291 (23.00%) HTML
13 278 (21.98%) OO
14 264 (20.87%) Scrum
15 257 (20.32%) ASP.NET
16 248 (19.60%) Windows
17 247 (19.53%) MVC
18 244 (19.29%) Computer Science
19 232 (18.34%) SQL Server
20 222 (17.55%) Python
21 214 (16.92%) Web Services
22 210 (16.60%) C
23 201 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
24 195 (15.42%) CSS
25 184 (14.55%) jQuery
26 165 (13.04%) Microsoft
27 157 (12.41%) ASP.NET MVC
28 150 (11.86%) Mentoring
29 146 (11.54%) WCF
30 139 (10.99%) Git (software)

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 51 (4.03%) Node.js
2 50 (3.95%) Tomcat
3 49 (3.87%) Apache
4 33 (2.61%) WebSphere
5 27 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 25 (1.98%) SharePoint
7 23 (1.82%) JBoss
7 23 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (1.50%) OpenStack
9 16 (1.26%) Apache Solr
10 15 (1.19%) IIS
11 14 (1.11%) Apache ServiceMix
12 10 (0.79%) GlassFish
13 9 (0.71%) CMS
14 8 (0.63%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.55%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.55%) NServiceBus
15 7 (0.55%) Jetty
16 6 (0.47%) Mule
16 6 (0.47%) nginx
Applications
1 66 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.34%) Simulink
3 11 (0.87%) TargetLink
4 4 (0.32%) Mingle
4 4 (0.32%) MS Office
5 3 (0.24%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.079%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.079%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.32%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.079%) Magento
3 1 (0.079%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 100 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (5.77%) SaaS
4 28 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 23 (1.82%) PaaS
6 18 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (1.42%) Google App Engine
7 11 (0.87%) GitHub
7 11 (0.87%) HP Helion
8 10 (0.79%) IaaS
9 3 (0.24%) Trello
9 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.079%) Force.com
11 1 (0.079%) Heroku
11 1 (0.079%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (6.48%) TCP/IP
2 38 (3.00%) HTTP
3 30 (2.37%) Internet
4 29 (2.29%) Ethernet
5 23 (1.82%) Network Security
6 12 (0.95%) FTP
7 9 (0.71%) GSM
8 6 (0.47%) VoIP
8 6 (0.47%) LTE
9 5 (0.40%) Wireless
9 5 (0.40%) Firewall
9 5 (0.40%) UMTS
10 4 (0.32%) LDAP
10 4 (0.32%) SMTP
10 4 (0.32%) SNMP
10 4 (0.32%) VPN
10 4 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.24%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.24%) SSL
11 3 (0.24%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (18.34%) SQL Server
2 108 (8.54%) MySQL
3 68 (5.38%) Relational Database
4 57 (4.51%) MongoDB
5 49 (3.87%) Big Data
6 48 (3.79%) NoSQL
7 39 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (2.29%) RDBMS
9 28 (2.21%) Hadoop
9 28 (2.21%) Apache Hive
9 28 (2.21%) Oracle Database
10 24 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
12 21 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (1.34%) Redis
15 16 (1.26%) SQLite
16 13 (1.03%) Riak
17 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
18 8 (0.63%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 139 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 105 (8.30%) Visual Studio
3 101 (7.98%) Jenkins
4 94 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 77 (6.09%) Maven
6 72 (5.69%) Subversion
7 67 (5.30%) JUnit
8 57 (4.51%) Selenium
9 51 (4.03%) JIRA
10 50 (3.95%) NUnit
11 48 (3.79%) Hudson
12 46 (3.64%) Ant
13 44 (3.48%) Gradle
14 40 (3.16%) Eclipse
15 39 (3.08%) TeamCity
16 37 (2.92%) Artifactory
17 30 (2.37%) SpecFlow
18 27 (2.13%) Moq
19 19 (1.50%) Mockito
20 18 (1.42%) Cucumber
General
1 114 (9.01%) Finance
2 76 (6.01%) Retail
3 62 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 59 (4.66%) Manufacturing
5 52 (4.11%) Electronics
6 34 (2.69%) Games
7 23 (1.82%) Marketing
8 21 (1.66%) Automotive
9 20 (1.58%) Publishing
10 17 (1.34%) Back Office
10 17 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (1.03%) Advertising
11 13 (1.03%) Banking
12 11 (0.87%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.55%) Legal
14 6 (0.47%) Military
15 5 (0.40%) Avionics
16 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.16%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (35.97%) .NET
2 291 (23.00%) HTML
3 257 (20.32%) ASP.NET
4 214 (16.92%) Web Services
5 195 (15.42%) CSS
6 184 (14.55%) jQuery
7 157 (12.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 146 (11.54%) WCF
9 130 (10.28%) WPF
10 128 (10.12%) XML
11 118 (9.33%) HTML5
12 97 (7.67%) Spring
13 89 (7.04%) Ajax
14 88 (6.96%) REST
15 79 (6.25%) AngularJS
16 70 (5.53%) .NET Framework
17 67 (5.30%) J2EE
18 60 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web API
19 59 (4.66%) Hibernate
20 56 (4.43%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 244 (19.29%) Computer Science
2 111 (8.77%) Algorithms
3 80 (6.32%) Mathematics
4 69 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
6 54 (4.27%) Embedded Systems
7 53 (4.19%) Mobile App
8 51 (4.03%) Data Structures
9 41 (3.24%) Visualisation
10 33 (2.61%) Physics
11 32 (2.53%) Client/Server
12 31 (2.45%) Inversion of Control
13 26 (2.06%) 3D Graphics
14 24 (1.90%) N-Tier
15 22 (1.74%) User Experience
16 21 (1.66%) BYOD
16 21 (1.66%) Digital Media
17 20 (1.58%) Photography
18 19 (1.50%) Device Driver
19 13 (1.03%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 311 (24.58%) Linux
2 248 (19.60%) Windows
3 127 (10.04%) UNIX
4 69 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 63 (4.98%) Android
6 19 (1.50%) Mac OS X
7 18 (1.42%) Embedded Linux
8 14 (1.11%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.95%) Windows 2000
9 12 (0.95%) Windows NT
10 9 (0.71%) VxWorks
11 8 (0.63%) Windows CE
12 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.32%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.16%) Nucleus RTOS
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.079%) Solaris
15 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.079%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1211 (95.73%) Software Engineering
2 653 (51.62%) Agile Software Development
3 315 (24.90%) TDD
4 278 (21.98%) OO
5 264 (20.87%) Scrum
6 247 (19.53%) MVC
7 201 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
8 150 (11.86%) Mentoring
9 117 (9.25%) BDD
10 116 (9.17%) Multithreading
10 116 (9.17%) OOD
11 114 (9.01%) Unit Testing
12 112 (8.85%) SDLC
13 98 (7.75%) Open Source
14 89 (7.04%) UML
15 73 (5.77%) Automated Testing
16 62 (4.90%) OOP
17 58 (4.58%) E-Commerce
17 58 (4.58%) Web Development
18 57 (4.51%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 550 (43.48%) C#
2 443 (35.02%) C++
3 432 (34.15%) Java
4 385 (30.43%) SQL
5 358 (28.30%) JavaScript
6 222 (17.55%) Python
7 210 (16.60%) C
8 78 (6.17%) PHP
9 72 (5.69%) Scala
10 52 (4.11%) Embedded C
10 52 (4.11%) Objective-C
11 51 (4.03%) Ruby
12 50 (3.95%) T-SQL
13 45 (3.56%) Clojure
14 42 (3.32%) PL/SQL
14 42 (3.32%) Perl
15 41 (3.24%) Embedded C++
16 35 (2.77%) VB.NET
17 32 (2.53%) MATLAB
18 31 (2.45%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 364 (28.77%) Degree
2 36 (2.85%) Security Cleared
3 12 (0.95%) PhD
4 11 (0.87%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.24%) MCTS
7 3 (0.24%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.24%) CCNA
7 3 (0.24%) CISSP
7 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.24%) SSCP
7 3 (0.24%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (0.24%) Linux+ Certification
7 3 (0.24%) GIAC
7 3 (0.24%) MCSE
7 3 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.079%) IC3 Certification
8 1 (0.079%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.40%) QA
2 15 (1.19%) TickIT
3 11 (0.87%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.79%) DO-178B
5 9 (0.71%) SLA
6 4 (0.32%) JTAG
7 1 (0.079%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.079%) GAMP
7 1 (0.079%) GMP
System Software
1 58 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (2.77%) Firmware
3 32 (2.53%) Docker
4 20 (1.58%) Xen
5 16 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (0.87%) LXC
7 10 (0.79%) KVM
8 6 (0.47%) Varnish
9 5 (0.40%) Active Directory
9 5 (0.40%) vSphere
10 3 (0.24%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (2.29%) Puppet
3 20 (1.58%) WMI
4 19 (1.50%) Ansible
5 9 (0.71%) Nagios
6 8 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 8 (0.63%) SCCM
6 8 (0.63%) StatsD
6 8 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.47%) OpenNMS
8 4 (0.32%) logstash
9 3 (0.24%) Nmap
9 3 (0.24%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.079%) Mesos
Vendors
1 165 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 122 (9.64%) Oracle
3 59 (4.66%) VMware
4 37 (2.92%) Google
5 23 (1.82%) QNX
6 21 (1.66%) Apple
7 17 (1.34%) Rackspace
7 17 (1.34%) Xamarin
8 15 (1.19%) Pega
8 15 (1.19%) TIBCO
9 13 (1.03%) SAP
10 12 (0.95%) Sybase
11 11 (0.87%) HP
11 11 (0.87%) Telerik
12 10 (0.79%) Rapid7
13 9 (0.71%) Intel
14 8 (0.63%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.63%) Perforce
14 8 (0.63%) StreamBase
15 7 (0.55%) BEA
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-48,000 Depending on level
Posted: 12 hours ago
Thetford, Norfolk
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
New Milton, Hampshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
AdRoc Group
Salary: From £55,000 to £72,000 per annum 28 days holiday, Pension & Free food
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: up to £60k
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50k - 80k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bangor, Gwynedd
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Ealing, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive salary and company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago