Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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

Senior Software Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 324 459 487
Rank change year-on-year +135 +28 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,579 1,006 1,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 0.61% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.64% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,316 838 987
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £41,000 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 158,091 157,924 191,729
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.49% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 130,611 132,157 161,918
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in England

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in England

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in England

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 19 February 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
London +125 528 £70,000 +7.69% 70
South East +91 386 £52,500 - 51
East of England +87 219 £56,500 +10.24% 58
North of England +27 218 £50,000 +8.70% 27
South West +50 161 £50,000 +17.65% 22
North West +27 112 £51,500 +8.42% 18
Yorkshire +19 97 £50,000 +8.70% 7
Midlands +9 66 £52,500 +20.69% 16
West Midlands +16 54 £52,500 +23.53% 12
East Midlands -2 10 £51,000 +17.24% 4
North East -16 9 £45,000 +20.81% 2
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, Senior Software Engineer 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 England region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1,577 (99.87%) Software Engineering
2 745 (47.18%) Agile Software Development
3 682 (43.19%) Java
4 543 (34.39%) C++
5 489 (30.97%) C#
6 413 (26.16%) JavaScript
7 389 (24.64%) TDD
8 377 (23.88%) SQL
9 374 (23.69%) Degree
10 361 (22.86%) Linux
11 321 (20.33%) Scrum
12 320 (20.27%) Python
13 306 (19.38%) OO
14 292 (18.49%) C
15 291 (18.43%) .NET
16 274 (17.35%) Computer Science
17 270 (17.10%) HTML
18 241 (15.26%) Finance
19 235 (14.88%) AngularJS
19 235 (14.88%) Mentoring
20 231 (14.63%) CSS
21 228 (14.44%) Multithreading
22 223 (14.12%) Git (software)
23 220 (13.93%) Spring
24 210 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
25 202 (12.79%) Windows
26 197 (12.48%) Web Services
27 181 (11.46%) Computer Science Degree
28 177 (11.21%) React
29 173 (10.96%) Node.js

Senior Software Engineer 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 74 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
2 65 (4.12%) Apache Spark
3 56 (3.55%) Tomcat
4 50 (3.17%) Apache Solr
5 39 (2.47%) CMS
6 32 (2.03%) Apache
7 26 (1.65%) Confluence
7 26 (1.65%) JBoss
8 20 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 16 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (0.82%) Apache Pig
11 11 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.44%) Ethereum
12 7 (0.44%) IIS
12 7 (0.44%) Jetty
13 6 (0.38%) SAS
14 5 (0.32%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.25%) Hyperledger
15 4 (0.25%) NServiceBus
16 3 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
2 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.063%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.063%) Endur
2 1 (0.063%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 139 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.22%) SaaS
4 23 (1.46%) GitHub
5 15 (0.95%) PaaS
6 14 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (0.89%) npm
7 8 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
8 7 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
8 7 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.38%) Serverless
10 5 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.32%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.32%) Heroku
10 5 (0.32%) Slack
11 4 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.25%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.61%) Wireless
2 49 (3.10%) Internet
3 39 (2.47%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.20%) HTTP
5 11 (0.70%) Bluetooth
5 11 (0.70%) Broadband
6 10 (0.63%) DHCP
6 10 (0.63%) WAN
7 7 (0.44%) 3G
7 7 (0.44%) 4G
7 7 (0.44%) ISDN
7 7 (0.44%) OpenVPN
7 7 (0.44%) RTCP
7 7 (0.44%) RTP
7 7 (0.44%) SNMP
7 7 (0.44%) VoIP
8 5 (0.32%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.32%) Skype
9 3 (0.19%) Firewall
9 3 (0.19%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (10.45%) NoSQL
2 127 (8.04%) SQL Server
3 117 (7.41%) MongoDB
4 115 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
5 101 (6.40%) Relational Database
6 83 (5.26%) MySQL
7 74 (4.69%) Big Data
8 59 (3.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 58 (3.67%) Hadoop
10 30 (1.90%) RDBMS
11 25 (1.58%) Redis
12 23 (1.46%) Apache Hive
13 21 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (1.20%) Oracle Database
15 17 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
16 15 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
17 14 (0.89%) Data Mining
18 13 (0.82%) Blockchain
18 13 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
19 12 (0.76%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 223 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 116 (7.35%) Jenkins
3 92 (5.83%) JIRA
3 92 (5.83%) Subversion
4 90 (5.70%) Visual Studio
5 47 (2.98%) Maven
6 44 (2.79%) Mercurial
7 34 (2.15%) JUnit
8 29 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (1.77%) Eclipse
10 22 (1.39%) Cucumber
11 20 (1.27%) NUnit
12 17 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (1.08%) Grunt
12 17 (1.08%) gulp
13 16 (1.01%) Gradle
13 16 (1.01%) Mockito
13 16 (1.01%) Selenium
14 14 (0.89%) Ant
14 14 (0.89%) Xcode
General
1 241 (15.26%) Finance
2 76 (4.81%) Electronics
3 72 (4.56%) Games
4 61 (3.86%) Banking
5 49 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.72%) Retail
7 40 (2.53%) Investment Banking
8 38 (2.41%) Front Office
8 38 (2.41%) Manufacturing
9 37 (2.34%) Retail Banking
10 33 (2.09%) Advertising
11 21 (1.33%) Marketing
11 21 (1.33%) Multimedia
12 17 (1.08%) Automotive
13 16 (1.01%) Aerospace
14 15 (0.95%) Back Office
15 10 (0.63%) Military
16 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.38%) Law
17 3 (0.19%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (18.43%) .NET
2 270 (17.10%) HTML
3 235 (14.88%) AngularJS
4 231 (14.63%) CSS
5 220 (13.93%) Spring
6 197 (12.48%) Web Services
7 177 (11.21%) React
8 173 (10.96%) Node.js
9 157 (9.94%) RESTful
10 122 (7.73%) REST
11 121 (7.66%) ASP.NET
12 112 (7.09%) HTML5
13 107 (6.78%) J2EE
14 96 (6.08%) XML
15 91 (5.76%) STL
16 87 (5.51%) MFC
17 84 (5.32%) Hibernate
18 83 (5.26%) WPF
19 75 (4.75%) jQuery
20 74 (4.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 274 (17.35%) Computer Science
2 160 (10.13%) Algorithms
3 87 (5.51%) Greenfield Project
4 80 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
5 74 (4.69%) User Experience
6 72 (4.56%) Fintech
7 59 (3.74%) Embedded Systems
8 57 (3.61%) Data Structures
9 45 (2.85%) Client/Server
10 36 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (1.84%) Derivative
12 24 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
13 21 (1.33%) CUDA
13 21 (1.33%) Mobile App
14 16 (1.01%) Bitcoin
15 15 (0.95%) Credit Risk
15 15 (0.95%) Digital TV
16 14 (0.89%) Device Driver
17 12 (0.76%) IVR
18 10 (0.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 361 (22.86%) Linux
2 202 (12.79%) Windows
3 59 (3.74%) Unix
4 52 (3.29%) Apple iOS
5 50 (3.17%) Android
6 45 (2.85%) Embedded Linux
7 15 (0.95%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.70%) VxWorks
9 7 (0.44%) Solaris
10 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.25%) FreeRTOS
11 4 (0.25%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.13%) SafeRTOS
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.063%) AIX
14 1 (0.063%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,577 (99.87%) Software Engineering
2 745 (47.18%) Agile Software Development
3 389 (24.64%) TDD
4 321 (20.33%) Scrum
5 306 (19.38%) OO
6 235 (14.88%) Mentoring
7 228 (14.44%) Multithreading
8 210 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
9 170 (10.77%) MVC
10 164 (10.39%) Test Automation
11 156 (9.88%) Microservices
12 152 (9.63%) Unit Testing
13 138 (8.74%) BDD
14 134 (8.49%) SDLC
15 96 (6.08%) Open Source
16 91 (5.76%) DevOps
17 85 (5.38%) Multithreaded Programming
17 85 (5.38%) SOA
18 84 (5.32%) Machine Learning
19 82 (5.19%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 682 (43.19%) Java
2 543 (34.39%) C++
3 489 (30.97%) C#
4 413 (26.16%) JavaScript
5 377 (23.88%) SQL
6 320 (20.27%) Python
7 292 (18.49%) C
8 140 (8.87%) PHP
9 82 (5.19%) Scala
10 81 (5.13%) Ruby
11 71 (4.50%) Embedded C
12 69 (4.37%) Embedded C++
13 47 (2.98%) Go
14 39 (2.47%) Bash Shell
15 34 (2.15%) Assembly Language
16 27 (1.71%) Perl
16 27 (1.71%) T-SQL
17 26 (1.65%) Apple Swift
18 25 (1.58%) TypeScript
19 24 (1.52%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 374 (23.69%) Degree
2 181 (11.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (3.04%) Security Cleared
4 21 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 12 (0.76%) Master's Degree
6 9 (0.57%) PhD
7 8 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.063%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.063%) EMC Certification
9 1 (0.063%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.37%) QA
2 14 (0.89%) MISRA
3 12 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.63%) MISRA C
5 8 (0.51%) DO-178B
6 7 (0.44%) ISO 13485
7 4 (0.25%) ISO 26262
7 4 (0.25%) MIL-STD-498
8 2 (0.13%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.063%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.063%) DICOM
9 1 (0.063%) GCP
9 1 (0.063%) HL7
9 1 (0.063%) IEC 61131
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 15765
9 1 (0.063%) JTAG
9 1 (0.063%) PSD2
System Software
1 136 (8.61%) Docker
2 15 (0.95%) Firmware
3 9 (0.57%) HDFS
4 7 (0.44%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.13%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
7 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.063%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.063%) LXC
Systems Management
1 39 (2.47%) Ansible
2 24 (1.52%) Kubernetes
3 16 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.95%) Terraform
5 11 (0.70%) Marathon
6 9 (0.57%) Puppet
7 6 (0.38%) Oozie
8 3 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.063%) Kibana
9 1 (0.063%) logstash
9 1 (0.063%) Mesos
9 1 (0.063%) Nagios
9 1 (0.063%) Packer
9 1 (0.063%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.063%) Salt
9 1 (0.063%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.063%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.063%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 98 (6.21%) Oracle
2 76 (4.81%) Microsoft
3 25 (1.58%) Google
4 19 (1.20%) SAP
5 17 (1.08%) Atlassian
6 15 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (0.95%) Xamarin
7 13 (0.82%) TIBCO
8 12 (0.76%) Pega
9 11 (0.70%) Sybase
9 11 (0.70%) Zend
10 9 (0.57%) Dell
10 9 (0.57%) HP
11 8 (0.51%) Cadence
11 8 (0.51%) Sophos
11 8 (0.51%) Terracotta
12 7 (0.44%) Intel
13 6 (0.38%) VMware
14 5 (0.32%) MuleSoft
15 4 (0.25%) Nokia