Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Programmer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Senior Programmer
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1059 1018 865
Rank change year-on-year -41 -153 +176
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 104 189 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 76 176 367
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £42,000 £35,000 £39,350
90th Percentile £106,250 £81,250 £73,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -2.91% +3.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Senior Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Programmer in England

Senior Programmer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Programmer in England.

Salary trend for Senior Programmer in England

Senior Programmer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Programmer in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Programmer in England

Senior Programmer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Programmer within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
London -6 43 £78,750 +12.50%
South East +55 37 £59,000 +38.82% 1
East of England -19 15 £50,000 -11.11% 1
South West +22 5 £55,000 +15.79%
North of England -5 4 £38,750 -22.50% 1
Yorkshire +14 2 £37,500 -31.82% 1
North West -29 2 £41,500 -7.78%
Senior Programmer
UK

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior Programmer 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 England region featuring Senior Programmer in the job title.

1 46 (44.23%) SQL
2 39 (37.50%) C#
3 36 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (31.73%) C++
4 33 (31.73%) Java
5 29 (27.88%) .NET
6 28 (26.92%) Software Engineering
7 26 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 25 (24.04%) Games
9 24 (23.08%) JavaScript
9 24 (23.08%) Degree
10 22 (21.15%) Finance
11 18 (17.31%) Mentoring
11 18 (17.31%) MVC
12 17 (16.35%) TDD
12 17 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (16.35%) Linux
13 16 (15.38%) Oracle
13 16 (15.38%) Web Services
13 16 (15.38%) Windows
14 15 (14.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (14.42%) Unix
15 14 (13.46%) Python
15 14 (13.46%) CSS
15 14 (13.46%) MySQL
15 14 (13.46%) HTML
15 14 (13.46%) Legal
16 13 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
16 13 (12.50%) T-SQL
17 12 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (7.69%) Confluence
1 8 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.88%) JBoss
3 2 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 1 (0.96%) Apache
4 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Endur
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) Broadband
2 1 (0.96%) DNS
2 1 (0.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (13.46%) MySQL
4 12 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (9.62%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (9.62%) Crystal Reports
6 9 (8.65%) Relational Database
7 8 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (6.73%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.92%) Infinispan
10 2 (1.92%) SQLite
11 1 (0.96%) Base SAS
11 1 (0.96%) Big Data
11 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.96%) DB2
11 1 (0.96%) Redis
11 1 (0.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (11.54%) JIRA
1 12 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.62%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.73%) GitLab
5 5 (4.81%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.85%) JUnit
7 3 (2.88%) Maven
7 3 (2.88%) Selenium
7 3 (2.88%) Subversion
8 2 (1.92%) Chocolatey
8 2 (1.92%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.96%) Arquillian
9 1 (0.96%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.96%) Gradle
9 1 (0.96%) Grunt
9 1 (0.96%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.96%) Mockito
9 1 (0.96%) MSTest
General
1 25 (24.04%) Games
2 22 (21.15%) Finance
3 14 (13.46%) Legal
4 8 (7.69%) Front Office
5 7 (6.73%) Banking
6 4 (3.85%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.88%) Back Office
7 3 (2.88%) Retail
8 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (27.88%) .NET
2 16 (15.38%) Web Services
3 14 (13.46%) CSS
3 14 (13.46%) HTML
4 11 (10.58%) Unreal Engine
5 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET
5 9 (8.65%) REST
6 7 (6.73%) Middleware
6 7 (6.73%) Symfony
7 6 (5.77%) AngularJS
7 6 (5.77%) DirectX
7 6 (5.77%) OpenGL
8 5 (4.81%) Hibernate
8 5 (4.81%) J2EE
8 5 (4.81%) Laravel
8 5 (4.81%) XML
9 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.85%) CakePHP
9 4 (3.85%) Java EE
9 4 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (10.58%) PlayStation
2 11 (10.58%) Xbox
3 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.77%) Fintech
4 4 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.85%) User Experience
5 3 (2.88%) Derivative
6 2 (1.92%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.96%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.96%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.96%) AS400
7 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.96%) Equities
7 1 (0.96%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.96%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.35%) Linux
2 16 (15.38%) Windows
3 15 (14.42%) Unix
4 1 (0.96%) Android
4 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.92%) Software Engineering
3 18 (17.31%) Mentoring
3 18 (17.31%) MVC
4 17 (16.35%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (16.35%) TDD
5 12 (11.54%) Investment Management
5 12 (11.54%) Mathematics
5 12 (11.54%) Visual Effects
6 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Office Automation
6 10 (9.62%) Office Automation
6 10 (9.62%) OO
6 10 (9.62%) Scrum
7 9 (8.65%) Acceptance Criteria
7 9 (8.65%) Asset Management
7 9 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (8.65%) User Stories
8 8 (7.69%) Microservices
8 8 (7.69%) Multithreading
8 8 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.23%) SQL
2 39 (37.50%) C#
3 33 (31.73%) C++
3 33 (31.73%) Java
4 24 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 14 (13.46%) Python
6 13 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 11 (10.58%) PHP
7 11 (10.58%) Shell Script
8 7 (6.73%) VB
9 6 (5.77%) C
9 6 (5.77%) HLSL
10 5 (4.81%) Assembly Language
10 5 (4.81%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.85%) PHP 5
12 2 (1.92%) Groovy
12 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.92%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.96%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (23.08%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.96%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.96%) Ansible
2 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (15.38%) Oracle
2 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.62%) Sybase
4 8 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.85%) JDA
5 4 (3.85%) RedPrairie
6 3 (2.88%) Cognizant
6 3 (2.88%) OpenLink
7 2 (1.92%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.92%) Google
8 1 (0.96%) Charles River
8 1 (0.96%) FactSet
8 1 (0.96%) IBM
8 1 (0.96%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.96%) Teradata
8 1 (0.96%) Vermilion
8 1 (0.96%) VMware
8 1 (0.96%) webMethods
8 1 (0.96%) Zend