Period
to 15 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Developer
South West > Dorset
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 96 123
Rank change year-on-year -5 +27 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 7 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.56% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 3
Dorset median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -38.46% +44.44%
South West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Dorset
Permanent vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 1222 1011 1492
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.84% 99.41% 98.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1034 904 1166
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,075 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in Dorset

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Dorset.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in Dorset

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Dorset over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in Dorset

Senior Software Developer
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +5 2 £52,500 +31.25%
Poole - 1 £39,500 -
Wimborne - 1 £45,000 -
Senior Software Developer
South West

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, Senior Software Developer 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 across the Dorset region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) C++
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) Capita
4 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 3 (42.86%) 3G
4 3 (42.86%) C
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (42.86%) Python
4 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 3 (42.86%) 4G
5 2 (28.57%) Machine Learning
5 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (28.57%) DevOps
5 2 (28.57%) OOD
5 2 (28.57%) Workflow
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) OO
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Mac OS
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (14.29%) WCF
6 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) 3G
1 3 (42.86%) 4G
1 3 (42.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
1 2 (28.57%) Mac OS
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Machine Learning
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) OOD
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) C++
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) C
4 3 (42.86%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) Delphi
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Capita
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft