The median annual salary for a Senior Programmer was £59,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 793 836
Rank change year-on-year -18 +43  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 54 121 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 46 115 108
Median salary £59,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.27% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £73,000 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,000 £48,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80180 89188 99201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.96% 96.52% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 65838 76079 82656
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Senior Programmer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 25 £77,500 +40.90% 3
North West -31 11 £40,000 -11.11%
South East +23 9 £69,000 +25.45% 1
East of England -24 9 £57,500 +12.19% 4
Senior Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 62 (49.60%) SQL
2 61 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (46.40%) Java
4 36 (28.80%) Unit Testing
5 31 (24.80%) JavaScript
6 29 (23.20%) OO
6 29 (23.20%) SDLC
6 29 (23.20%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (22.40%) Oracle
8 26 (20.80%) C#
8 26 (20.80%) HTML
9 23 (18.40%) CSS
9 23 (18.40%) Software Engineering
10 21 (16.80%) TDD
10 21 (16.80%) ERP
10 21 (16.80%) IBM
10 21 (16.80%) Waterfall
11 20 (16.00%) iSeries
11 20 (16.00%) DB2
11 20 (16.00%) ITIL
11 20 (16.00%) .NET
11 20 (16.00%) RPG
11 20 (16.00%) AS400
12 19 (15.20%) Degree
12 19 (15.20%) E-Commerce
13 18 (14.40%) OOP
13 18 (14.40%) MVC
14 16 (12.80%) Java EE
15 15 (12.00%) Python
16 14 (11.20%) Linux

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 9 (7.20%) JBoss
2 7 (5.60%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.80%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.20%) Apache
6 3 (2.40%) CMS
7 2 (1.60%) CICS
7 2 (1.60%) Confluence
7 2 (1.60%) IIS
7 2 (1.60%) Kentico
7 2 (1.60%) SAS
8 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.80%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (4.00%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (3.20%) Endur
3 3 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.60%) DNS
2 6 (4.80%) iBeacon
3 4 (3.20%) HTTP
4 3 (2.40%) FTP
5 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.00%) DB2
2 12 (9.60%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.80%) Relational Database
4 9 (7.20%) MySQL
4 9 (7.20%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.20%) Electronic Patient Records
6 4 (3.20%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.60%) Base SAS
8 2 (1.60%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (1.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.80%) Big Data
9 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Maven
1 10 (8.00%) Selenium
2 9 (7.20%) Ant
3 8 (6.40%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.40%) JIRA
4 7 (5.60%) Android Studio
4 7 (5.60%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.60%) JUnit
5 6 (4.80%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.80%) Gradle
6 5 (4.00%) Subversion
7 4 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (3.20%) JMeter
7 4 (3.20%) Mockito
8 3 (2.40%) IntelliJ
8 3 (2.40%) Liquibase
8 3 (2.40%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (2.40%) Robot Framework
8 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (10.40%) Finance
2 10 (8.00%) Front Office
2 10 (8.00%) Games
3 8 (6.40%) Banking
4 7 (5.60%) Marketing
4 7 (5.60%) Retail
5 4 (3.20%) Back Office
5 4 (3.20%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.80%) French Language
7 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.80%) HTML
2 23 (18.40%) CSS
3 20 (16.00%) .NET
4 16 (12.80%) Java EE
5 14 (11.20%) J2EE
6 13 (10.40%) Spring
6 13 (10.40%) Web Services
7 11 (8.80%) XML
8 9 (7.20%) Hibernate
8 9 (7.20%) REST
9 8 (6.40%) Swing
10 7 (5.60%) .NET Framework
10 7 (5.60%) ASP.NET
11 6 (4.80%) Ajax
11 6 (4.80%) AngularJS
11 6 (4.80%) JPA
11 6 (4.80%) JSP
11 6 (4.80%) Spring MVC
11 6 (4.80%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 4 (3.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.20%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (16.00%) AS400
2 20 (16.00%) iSeries
3 13 (10.40%) Computer Science
4 11 (8.80%) User Experience
5 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.40%) Equities
8 2 (1.60%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.80%) Derivative
9 1 (0.80%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.80%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.20%) Linux
2 11 (8.80%) Android
3 9 (7.20%) Windows
4 6 (4.80%) Unix
5 5 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.20%) Windows Phone
7 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (28.80%) Unit Testing
3 29 (23.20%) OO
3 29 (23.20%) SDLC
4 23 (18.40%) Software Engineering
5 21 (16.80%) ERP
5 21 (16.80%) TDD
5 21 (16.80%) Waterfall
6 20 (16.00%) ITIL
7 19 (15.20%) E-Commerce
8 18 (14.40%) MVC
8 18 (14.40%) OOP
9 14 (11.20%) OOD
10 13 (10.40%) Scrum
11 12 (9.60%) Mobile Development
12 10 (8.00%) High Availability
13 9 (7.20%) Analytics
14 7 (5.60%) Android Development
14 7 (5.60%) Mentoring
14 7 (5.60%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 62 (49.60%) SQL
2 58 (46.40%) Java
3 31 (24.80%) JavaScript
4 26 (20.80%) C#
5 20 (16.00%) RPG
6 15 (12.00%) Python
7 13 (10.40%) C++
8 11 (8.80%) Bash Shell
9 9 (7.20%) PL/SQL
10 6 (4.80%) C
11 5 (4.00%) PHP
12 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
12 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.40%) PHP 5
13 3 (2.40%) VBA
14 2 (1.60%) COBOL
14 2 (1.60%) Perl
14 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.80%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (15.20%) Degree
2 5 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) Ansible
1 1 (0.80%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (22.40%) Oracle
2 21 (16.80%) IBM
3 10 (8.00%) VMware
4 5 (4.00%) Retek
5 4 (3.20%) Cognizant
5 4 (3.20%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.20%) OpenLink
6 2 (1.60%) JDA
6 2 (1.60%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.80%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.80%) Solace
7 1 (0.80%) Splunk
7 1 (0.80%) Sybase
7 1 (0.80%) Tableau
7 1 (0.80%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.80%) Triple Point
7 1 (0.80%) Xamarin
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