Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 85 99
Rank change year-on-year -19 +14 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 18 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.32% 0.84% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.85% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 2
Dorset median annual salary £45,000 £42,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +1.91%
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £51,000 £47,500 £45,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -2.70%

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 1,334 944 1,065
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.94% 98.54% 99.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,172 813 947
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £22,900
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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
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 17 October 2018. 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 - 13 £45,000 - 1
Poole -20 3 £50,000 +26.58%
Ferndown - 2 £42,500 -
Senior Software Developer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Senior Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Dorset region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 13 (72.22%) C#
1 13 (72.22%) .NET
1 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET
2 12 (66.67%) MVC
3 11 (61.11%) CSS
3 11 (61.11%) .NET Framework
4 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (50.00%) jQuery
5 9 (50.00%) Entity Framework
5 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (44.44%) LINQ
6 8 (44.44%) TDD
6 8 (44.44%) SQL
7 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
7 7 (38.89%) Retail
8 6 (33.33%) IIS
8 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
9 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
10 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
10 3 (16.67%) HTML
10 3 (16.67%) Java
10 3 (16.67%) Go
10 3 (16.67%) API Development
10 3 (16.67%) API Integration
10 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
11 2 (11.11%) V-Model

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (33.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.11%) SaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) 4G
1 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (38.89%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) .NET
1 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET
2 11 (61.11%) .NET Framework
2 11 (61.11%) CSS
3 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 9 (50.00%) jQuery
4 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (44.44%) LINQ
4 8 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.56%) .NET Core
7 1 (5.56%) CSS3
7 1 (5.56%) HTML5
7 1 (5.56%) WCF
7 1 (5.56%) Web Services
7 1 (5.56%) WPF
7 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) MVC
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) API Development
4 3 (16.67%) API Integration
5 2 (11.11%) V-Model
6 1 (5.56%) IT Strategy
6 1 (5.56%) OOD
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Go
5 3 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (11.11%) C
6 2 (11.11%) C++
6 2 (11.11%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft