Period
to 19 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 498 502 578
Rank change year-on-year +4 +76 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 916 943 931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.52% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.54% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 816 890 853
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 156814 174098 199131
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.74% 96.46% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 126506 147240 166660
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in England

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in England

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in England

Senior Software Developer
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 Software Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 19 October 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 +47 250 £65,000 +8.33% 15
South East -31 225 £52,500 +5.00% 18
North of England +33 190 £47,000 +2.17% 26
Midlands +37 103 £45,000 -10.00% 15
North West +20 103 £50,000 +11.11% 11
East of England +40 94 £47,500 -9.52% 13
Yorkshire +37 78 £42,500 -15.00% 12
West Midlands +55 71 £47,500 +8.57% 12
South West +9 53 £47,500 +5.56% 7
East Midlands -11 32 £40,000 -20.00% 3
North East +14 9 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Senior Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 England region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 585 (63.86%) C#
2 535 (58.41%) .NET
3 498 (54.37%) Agile Software Development
4 461 (50.33%) JavaScript
5 392 (42.79%) SQL
6 390 (42.58%) MVC
7 330 (36.03%) HTML
7 330 (36.03%) Software Engineering
8 322 (35.15%) ASP.NET
9 321 (35.04%) SQL Server
10 268 (29.26%) CSS
11 226 (24.67%) TDD
11 226 (24.67%) Java
12 225 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 209 (22.82%) Degree
14 208 (22.71%) AngularJS
15 200 (21.83%) jQuery
16 192 (20.96%) Scrum
17 186 (20.31%) Web Services
18 185 (20.20%) Microsoft
19 169 (18.45%) Finance
20 168 (18.34%) OO
21 151 (16.48%) ASP.NET Web API
22 149 (16.27%) HTML5
23 144 (15.72%) Git (software)
24 137 (14.96%) WCF
25 135 (14.74%) Computer Science
26 129 (14.08%) .NET Framework
27 126 (13.76%) Linux
27 126 (13.76%) Mentoring

Senior Software Developer 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 47 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (3.28%) IIS
3 25 (2.73%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.18%) Apache Spark
5 18 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 16 (1.75%) JBoss
7 14 (1.53%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.42%) Apache
9 9 (0.98%) CMS
10 8 (0.87%) Confluence
10 8 (0.87%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.87%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.76%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.66%) Kentico
13 5 (0.55%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.44%) WildFly
15 3 (0.33%) Drupal
15 3 (0.33%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.33%) OpenROAD
15 3 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.33%) Moqups
3 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.11%) Magento
1 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 97 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (9.50%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.40%) SaaS
4 13 (1.42%) npm
5 10 (1.09%) GitHub
6 6 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.66%) Serverless
7 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.44%) Algolia
8 4 (0.44%) PaaS
9 3 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.62%) Internet
2 19 (2.07%) HTTP
3 13 (1.42%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.87%) Firewall
5 7 (0.76%) Broadband
6 4 (0.44%) SMS
7 3 (0.33%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.22%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.22%) PPP
8 2 (0.22%) SSL
9 1 (0.11%) Extranet
9 1 (0.11%) Intranet
9 1 (0.11%) RS-232
9 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.11%) Wireless
9 1 (0.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (35.04%) SQL Server
2 99 (10.81%) NoSQL
3 71 (7.75%) PostgreSQL
4 68 (7.42%) MySQL
5 60 (6.55%) MongoDB
6 57 (6.22%) Relational Database
7 51 (5.57%) Big Data
8 40 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.86%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.86%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.31%) Redis
14 11 (1.20%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.66%) Riak
Development Applications
1 144 (15.72%) Git (software)
2 97 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 87 (9.50%) NUnit
4 83 (9.06%) Visual Studio
5 71 (7.75%) Jenkins
6 55 (6.00%) JIRA
7 43 (4.69%) Selenium
8 40 (4.37%) Subversion
9 38 (4.15%) TeamCity
10 33 (3.60%) SpecFlow
11 23 (2.51%) Maven
12 20 (2.18%) Moq
13 19 (2.07%) webpack
14 17 (1.86%) gulp
14 17 (1.86%) MSBuild
15 14 (1.53%) LabVIEW
16 13 (1.42%) JUnit
17 11 (1.20%) MSTest
18 8 (0.87%) Eclipse
18 8 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 169 (18.45%) Finance
2 54 (5.90%) Marketing
3 47 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 39 (4.26%) Banking
5 25 (2.73%) Electronics
6 22 (2.40%) Games
7 20 (2.18%) Back Office
7 20 (2.18%) Retail
8 19 (2.07%) Legal
9 17 (1.86%) Advertising
10 15 (1.64%) Law
11 14 (1.53%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.09%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.98%) Publishing
14 6 (0.66%) Front Office
15 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.44%) Billing
17 3 (0.33%) Automotive
17 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
18 1 (0.11%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 535 (58.41%) .NET
2 330 (36.03%) HTML
3 322 (35.15%) ASP.NET
4 268 (29.26%) CSS
5 225 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 208 (22.71%) AngularJS
7 200 (21.83%) jQuery
8 186 (20.31%) Web Services
9 151 (16.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 149 (16.27%) HTML5
11 137 (14.96%) WCF
12 129 (14.08%) .NET Framework
13 120 (13.10%) Spring
14 114 (12.45%) REST
15 112 (12.23%) XML
16 110 (12.01%) WPF
17 92 (10.04%) RESTful
18 83 (9.06%) Ajax
19 79 (8.62%) Entity Framework
20 75 (8.19%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 135 (14.74%) Computer Science
2 58 (6.33%) Enterprise Software
2 58 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
3 55 (6.00%) Fintech
4 40 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.38%) Mobile App
6 27 (2.95%) User Experience
7 20 (2.18%) Algorithms
8 17 (1.86%) N-Tier
9 12 (1.31%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.20%) Blog
11 10 (1.09%) RIA
12 8 (0.87%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.87%) iPad
12 8 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (0.87%) Social Media
13 5 (0.55%) Derivative
13 5 (0.55%) Internet of Things
14 4 (0.44%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 126 (13.76%) Linux
2 114 (12.45%) Windows
3 40 (4.37%) Android
4 37 (4.04%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.20%) Unix
6 7 (0.76%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.44%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.44%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (54.37%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (42.58%) MVC
3 330 (36.03%) Software Engineering
4 226 (24.67%) TDD
5 192 (20.96%) Scrum
6 168 (18.34%) OO
7 126 (13.76%) Mentoring
8 116 (12.66%) SDLC
9 107 (11.68%) BDD
10 100 (10.92%) Microservices
11 99 (10.81%) Unit Testing
12 97 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
13 70 (7.64%) SOA
14 63 (6.88%) Multithreading
14 63 (6.88%) SOLID
15 61 (6.66%) Mathematics
15 61 (6.66%) Web Development
16 58 (6.33%) OOP
17 57 (6.22%) Test Automation
18 51 (5.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 585 (63.86%) C#
2 461 (50.33%) JavaScript
3 392 (42.79%) SQL
4 226 (24.67%) Java
5 115 (12.55%) Python
6 113 (12.34%) C++
7 81 (8.84%) T-SQL
8 56 (6.11%) PHP
8 56 (6.11%) TypeScript
9 55 (6.00%) VB.NET
10 47 (5.13%) Scala
11 30 (3.28%) C
12 27 (2.95%) Ruby
13 25 (2.73%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.42%) VB
15 12 (1.31%) Objective-C
15 12 (1.31%) Perl
16 9 (0.98%) F#
16 9 (0.98%) Go
17 7 (0.76%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 209 (22.82%) Degree
2 43 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.66%) PhD
6 1 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) MCAD
6 1 (0.11%) MCSD
6 1 (0.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.04%) QA
2 16 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.64%) SEPA
4 5 (0.55%) GAMP
5 4 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (6.77%) Docker
2 3 (0.33%) Firmware
3 2 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (1.64%) Opsview
2 9 (0.98%) Terraform
3 8 (0.87%) Kibana
3 8 (0.87%) Packer
4 7 (0.76%) logstash
5 5 (0.55%) Ansible
6 4 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.33%) Puppet
8 2 (0.22%) Salt
9 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 185 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 94 (10.26%) Oracle
3 17 (1.86%) Xamarin
4 14 (1.53%) Google
4 14 (1.53%) Splunk
5 10 (1.09%) SAP
5 10 (1.09%) Zend
6 9 (0.98%) Telerik
7 7 (0.76%) Twitter
8 6 (0.66%) IBM
8 6 (0.66%) Rakuten
9 5 (0.55%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.44%) Facebook
11 3 (0.33%) Adobe
11 3 (0.33%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.33%) Virgin Media
11 3 (0.33%) Xero
12 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.22%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.22%) TOWER Software