Period
to 22 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

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
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 211 284 349
Rank change year-on-year +73 +65 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,538 844 1,255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.67% 1.13% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.19% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 736 659 966
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £63,500 £60,000 £56,000
% change year-on-year +5.83% +7.14% +1.82%

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 84,500 71,208 127,712
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.71% 95.05% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 61,565 58,466 103,667
10th Percentile £32,199 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in England

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in England

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

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 22 June 2021. 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 +210 887 £77,500 -3.13% 79
South East -43 200 £60,000 +6.67% 49
South West +21 172 £55,000 - 18
North of England -53 155 £55,000 - 56
North West -31 91 £55,000 -4.35% 34
Midlands -25 76 £55,000 +10.00% 25
Yorkshire -50 54 £54,000 -1.82% 15
West Midlands -25 50 £55,000 - 18
East Midlands -40 26 £47,500 +11.76% 7
East of England -52 25 £70,000 +12.00% 36
North East -16 10 £58,750 +67.86% 7
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, 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 1,521 (98.89%) Software Engineering
2 782 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
3 617 (40.12%) JavaScript
4 562 (36.54%) AWS
5 551 (35.83%) Java
6 465 (30.23%) Microservices
7 439 (28.54%) Python
8 417 (27.11%) React
9 393 (25.55%) C#
10 392 (25.49%) Finance
10 392 (25.49%) Mentoring
11 382 (24.84%) TDD
12 373 (24.25%) Node.js
13 372 (24.19%) Docker
14 369 (23.99%) .NET
15 328 (21.33%) DevOps
16 298 (19.38%) TypeScript
17 295 (19.18%) Kubernetes
18 286 (18.60%) Social Skills
19 271 (17.62%) Azure
20 265 (17.23%) SQL
21 264 (17.17%) Computer Science
22 260 (16.91%) Test Automation
23 259 (16.84%) Problem-Solving
24 248 (16.12%) PostgreSQL
25 246 (15.99%) Scrum
26 244 (15.86%) C++
27 238 (15.47%) Linux
28 230 (14.95%) Degree
28 230 (14.95%) Serverless

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 60 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
2 49 (3.19%) Confluence
3 32 (2.08%) Apache Spark
3 32 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 28 (1.82%) Apache
5 15 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
5 15 (0.98%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.85%) ArcGIS
6 13 (0.85%) GeoServer
7 10 (0.65%) CMS
8 8 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.46%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.39%) Apache Pulsar
10 6 (0.39%) nginx
11 5 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.33%) GemFire
12 4 (0.26%) Appian
12 4 (0.26%) Tornado
Applications
1 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.13%) Adobe XD
2 2 (0.13%) InVision
2 2 (0.13%) Simulink
2 2 (0.13%) Sketch
2 2 (0.13%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.065%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.33%) Primavera
3 2 (0.13%) Magento
4 1 (0.065%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.065%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.065%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.065%) Shopify
4 1 (0.065%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.065%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 562 (36.54%) AWS
2 271 (17.62%) Azure
3 230 (14.95%) Serverless
4 163 (10.60%) GCP
5 125 (8.13%) AWS Lambda
6 120 (7.80%) SaaS
7 70 (4.55%) Amazon S3
8 60 (3.90%) Amazon SQS
9 57 (3.71%) GitHub
10 52 (3.38%) Heroku
11 51 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
12 45 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
13 39 (2.54%) Amazon ECS
14 37 (2.41%) AWS Step Functions
15 35 (2.28%) PaaS
16 33 (2.15%) Amazon Kinesis
17 29 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
18 28 (1.82%) AWS Fargate
19 20 (1.30%) Amazon EKS
19 20 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.03%) HTTP
2 28 (1.82%) Internet
3 21 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.85%) Wireless
5 9 (0.59%) Bluetooth
5 9 (0.59%) Ethernet
5 9 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.39%) VPN
6 6 (0.39%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.33%) Broadband
8 3 (0.20%) DVB
8 3 (0.20%) MQTT
8 3 (0.20%) VoIP
9 2 (0.13%) FlexRay
9 2 (0.13%) RS-232
9 2 (0.13%) RS-485
10 1 (0.065%) ICMP
10 1 (0.065%) Modbus
10 1 (0.065%) Skype
10 1 (0.065%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (16.12%) PostgreSQL
2 177 (11.51%) SQL Server
3 141 (9.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 138 (8.97%) MySQL
5 124 (8.06%) Relational Database
6 118 (7.67%) NoSQL
7 116 (7.54%) Big Data
8 85 (5.53%) MongoDB
9 75 (4.88%) Redis
10 44 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
11 31 (2.02%) Hadoop
12 30 (1.95%) Amazon Aurora
13 27 (1.76%) Oracle Database
14 22 (1.43%) MariaDB
15 21 (1.37%) HBase
16 18 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
17 17 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
17 17 (1.11%) GIS
18 16 (1.04%) RDBMS
19 15 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 175 (11.38%) Git (software)
2 141 (9.17%) Jenkins
3 96 (6.24%) JIRA
4 50 (3.25%) Cypress.io
5 46 (2.99%) webpack
6 39 (2.54%) JUnit
7 37 (2.41%) GitLab
8 36 (2.34%) Cucumber
9 33 (2.15%) TeamCity
10 32 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
11 30 (1.95%) gulp
12 28 (1.82%) git-flow
13 27 (1.76%) Visual Studio
14 24 (1.56%) Babel
14 24 (1.56%) Selenium
15 23 (1.50%) Gradle
16 19 (1.24%) NUnit
17 15 (0.98%) Maven
17 15 (0.98%) Mocha
17 15 (0.98%) Toad
General
1 392 (25.49%) Finance
2 286 (18.60%) Social Skills
3 146 (9.49%) Games
4 100 (6.50%) Retail
5 94 (6.11%) Banking
6 93 (6.05%) Marketing
7 66 (4.29%) Legal
8 63 (4.10%) Law
9 57 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
9 57 (3.71%) Public Sector
10 56 (3.64%) Electronics
11 49 (3.19%) Manufacturing
12 42 (2.73%) Presentation Skills
13 38 (2.47%) Telecoms
14 20 (1.30%) Financial Institution
15 18 (1.17%) Retail Banking
16 17 (1.11%) Local Government
16 17 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
16 17 (1.11%) Wearables
17 16 (1.04%) Public Speaking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (27.11%) React
2 373 (24.25%) Node.js
3 369 (23.99%) .NET
4 230 (14.95%) AngularJS
5 227 (14.76%) .NET Core
6 216 (14.04%) REST
7 192 (12.48%) CSS
8 182 (11.83%) GraphQL
9 179 (11.64%) HTML
10 175 (11.38%) Kafka
11 160 (10.40%) .NET Framework
12 159 (10.34%) Spring
13 151 (9.82%) RESTful
14 148 (9.62%) Web Services
15 124 (8.06%) Vue.js
16 88 (5.72%) RabbitMQ
17 77 (5.01%) Ruby on Rails
18 70 (4.55%) ASP.NET
18 70 (4.55%) Redux
19 68 (4.42%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 142 (9.23%) User Experience
2 96 (6.24%) Algorithms
3 67 (4.36%) Mobile App
4 66 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
5 65 (4.23%) Data Structures
6 56 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (3.38%) Virtual Team
8 47 (3.06%) Cyberattack
9 40 (2.60%) Cloud Native
10 39 (2.54%) Blog
11 34 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
12 28 (1.82%) Client/Server
12 28 (1.82%) Management Information System
13 26 (1.69%) Public Cloud
14 21 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
15 20 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
16 19 (1.24%) Derivative
17 17 (1.11%) Data Centre
17 17 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 15 (0.98%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 238 (15.47%) Linux
2 61 (3.97%) Unix
3 60 (3.90%) Windows
4 51 (3.32%) Android
5 47 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (2.28%) CentOS
7 33 (2.15%) Apple iOS
8 15 (0.98%) Solaris
9 14 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
10 13 (0.85%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.13%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.065%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.065%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,521 (98.89%) Software Engineering
2 782 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
3 465 (30.23%) Microservices
4 392 (25.49%) Mentoring
5 382 (24.84%) TDD
6 328 (21.33%) DevOps
7 264 (17.17%) Computer Science
8 260 (16.91%) Test Automation
9 259 (16.84%) Problem-Solving
10 246 (15.99%) Scrum
11 200 (13.00%) OO
12 167 (10.86%) Coaching
13 164 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
14 162 (10.53%) Fintech
14 162 (10.53%) Machine Learning
15 137 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
16 131 (8.52%) OOP
17 130 (8.45%) Software Testing
18 119 (7.74%) Continuous Delivery
18 119 (7.74%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 617 (40.12%) JavaScript
2 551 (35.83%) Java
3 439 (28.54%) Python
4 393 (25.55%) C#
5 298 (19.38%) TypeScript
6 265 (17.23%) SQL
7 244 (15.86%) C++
8 145 (9.43%) Go
9 136 (8.84%) Ruby
10 125 (8.13%) C
11 82 (5.33%) Scala
12 68 (4.42%) ES6
12 68 (4.42%) PHP
13 67 (4.36%) Kotlin
14 40 (2.60%) Rust
15 30 (1.95%) Elixir
16 28 (1.82%) Shell Script
17 21 (1.37%) Groovy
18 20 (1.30%) Java 8
19 19 (1.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 230 (14.95%) Degree
2 108 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 63 (4.10%) Security Cleared
4 26 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.56%) Master's Degree
6 11 (0.72%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.46%) ISEB
7 7 (0.46%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.39%) HNC
8 6 (0.39%) HND
9 5 (0.33%) PhD
10 4 (0.26%) OCP
10 4 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.20%) CITP
11 3 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.065%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (6.89%) QA
2 18 (1.17%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.26%) GDPR
3 4 (0.26%) PSD2
3 4 (0.26%) SLA
3 4 (0.26%) WCAG
4 3 (0.20%) ISO 26262
4 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.065%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.065%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.065%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.065%) MISRA
5 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.065%) SEPA
System Software
1 372 (24.19%) Docker
2 9 (0.59%) ISA Server
2 9 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.33%) Firmware
5 4 (0.26%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.26%) HDFS
6 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 295 (19.18%) Kubernetes
2 169 (10.99%) Terraform
3 77 (5.01%) Ansible
4 22 (1.43%) Grafana
5 20 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (1.24%) Prometheus
7 7 (0.46%) Graphite
8 6 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.26%) Puppet
10 2 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.065%) Consul
11 1 (0.065%) Kibana
11 1 (0.065%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 124 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 89 (5.79%) Oracle
3 83 (5.40%) Google
4 47 (3.06%) Red Hat
5 41 (2.67%) Samsung
6 39 (2.54%) SAP
7 23 (1.50%) PagerDuty
8 18 (1.17%) Xamarin
9 16 (1.04%) New Relic
10 15 (0.98%) VMware
11 14 (0.91%) Instagram
12 12 (0.78%) Splunk
13 11 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.52%) IBM
15 7 (0.46%) GoldenSource
16 6 (0.39%) Autodesk
16 6 (0.39%) Cadence
16 6 (0.39%) hybris
16 6 (0.39%) NetMotion Wireless
17 5 (0.33%) BT