Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 343 349 502
Rank change year-on-year +6 +153 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,366 1,586 978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.92% 0.94% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.98% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,085 1,273 807
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -4.76%

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 142,011 161,475 169,235
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.98% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,983 130,951 142,429
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +60 556 £72,500 +3.57% 79
South East -24 318 £55,000 +4.76% 69
South West +53 194 £50,000 - 32
North of England -39 135 £50,000 - 25
East of England -67 96 £55,000 - 39
North West -13 72 £52,500 +5.00% 17
Midlands +42 64 £55,000 +10.00% 22
West Midlands +37 38 £57,500 +15.00% 16
Yorkshire -48 38 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East Midlands +40 26 £52,500 +7.69% 6
North East +23 25 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 1,350 (98.83%) Software Engineering
2 637 (46.63%) Agile Software Development
3 631 (46.19%) Java
4 529 (38.73%) C#
5 443 (32.43%) C++
6 417 (30.53%) JavaScript
7 354 (25.92%) .NET
8 325 (23.79%) Amazon AWS
9 297 (21.74%) HTML
10 291 (21.30%) TDD
11 276 (20.20%) Python
12 266 (19.47%) Microservices
13 262 (19.18%) C
14 260 (19.03%) Linux
15 246 (18.01%) Mentoring
16 245 (17.94%) CSS
17 240 (17.57%) AngularJS
18 238 (17.42%) SQL
19 232 (16.98%) Degree
20 212 (15.52%) Scrum
21 211 (15.45%) OO
22 202 (14.79%) Microsoft Azure
23 198 (14.49%) Web Services
24 194 (14.20%) Docker
25 189 (13.84%) MVC
26 184 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
27 181 (13.25%) ASP.NET
28 179 (13.10%) SQL Server
29 166 (12.15%) SDLC
30 165 (12.08%) Spring

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 65 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (1.98%) CMS
3 24 (1.76%) Apache Spark
4 22 (1.61%) Apache
5 19 (1.39%) JBoss
6 18 (1.32%) Confluence
7 10 (0.73%) IIS
8 9 (0.66%) Apache Solr
8 9 (0.66%) Apache TomEE
8 9 (0.66%) nginx
8 9 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.59%) Ethereum
9 8 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.51%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.37%) Hyperledger
12 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.29%) Jetty
12 4 (0.29%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 53 (3.88%) Chatbot
2 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.29%) Simulink
4 2 (0.15%) LibreOffice
4 2 (0.15%) Maple
4 2 (0.15%) Maya
5 1 (0.073%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 10 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.073%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.073%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.073%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.073%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.073%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.073%) Shopify
4 1 (0.073%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 325 (23.79%) Amazon AWS
2 202 (14.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (7.54%) SaaS
4 69 (5.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 46 (3.37%) PaaS
6 42 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
7 36 (2.64%) GitHub
8 28 (2.05%) npm
9 27 (1.98%) IBM Cloud
10 23 (1.68%) Serverless
11 20 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (1.17%) Slack
13 14 (1.02%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (0.81%) Trello
16 9 (0.66%) OpenShift
17 6 (0.44%) Route 53
18 5 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
18 5 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.71%) TCP/IP
2 34 (2.49%) Internet
3 17 (1.24%) Bluetooth
3 17 (1.24%) HTTP
4 15 (1.10%) Modbus
4 15 (1.10%) RS-485
5 10 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (0.66%) Wireless
6 9 (0.66%) ZigBee
7 8 (0.59%) 3G
7 8 (0.59%) 4G
7 8 (0.59%) GSM
7 8 (0.59%) VoIP
8 6 (0.44%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.37%) Broadband
9 5 (0.37%) NFC
9 5 (0.37%) RS-232
10 4 (0.29%) MQTT
11 3 (0.22%) AMQP
12 2 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 114 (8.35%) MySQL
3 89 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
4 82 (6.00%) Big Data
5 78 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 74 (5.42%) NoSQL
7 67 (4.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 66 (4.83%) MongoDB
9 44 (3.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (2.05%) Redis
11 25 (1.83%) Blockchain
12 20 (1.46%) Hadoop
13 19 (1.39%) Data Mining
13 19 (1.39%) DB2
14 18 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (1.17%) RDBMS
16 15 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
17 10 (0.73%) HBase
18 7 (0.51%) Geospatial Data
19 6 (0.44%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 131 (9.59%) Git (software)
2 96 (7.03%) Visual Studio
3 80 (5.86%) Jenkins
4 50 (3.66%) Selenium
5 46 (3.37%) Maven
6 42 (3.07%) JIRA
7 39 (2.86%) JUnit
8 38 (2.78%) Subversion
9 37 (2.71%) Cucumber
10 32 (2.34%) gulp
11 29 (2.12%) webpack
12 28 (2.05%) TeamCity
13 26 (1.90%) Babel
13 26 (1.90%) Gradle
14 22 (1.61%) Ant
15 21 (1.54%) Eclipse
16 19 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
17 15 (1.10%) Mercurial
17 15 (1.10%) Robot Framework
17 15 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 145 (10.61%) Finance
2 79 (5.78%) Electronics
3 64 (4.69%) Retail
4 54 (3.95%) Marketing
5 52 (3.81%) Manufacturing
6 49 (3.59%) Games
7 48 (3.51%) Telecoms
8 27 (1.98%) Automotive
9 18 (1.32%) Banking
10 14 (1.02%) Publishing
11 13 (0.95%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.95%) Law
12 12 (0.88%) Advertising
13 10 (0.73%) Military
14 9 (0.66%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.51%) Legal
16 5 (0.37%) Avionics
16 5 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.37%) German Language
16 5 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (25.92%) .NET
2 297 (21.74%) HTML
3 245 (17.94%) CSS
4 240 (17.57%) AngularJS
5 198 (14.49%) Web Services
6 181 (13.25%) ASP.NET
7 165 (12.08%) Spring
8 138 (10.10%) React
9 127 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 125 (9.15%) REST
11 114 (8.35%) RESTful
12 112 (8.20%) Node.js
13 106 (7.76%) HTML5
14 68 (4.98%) WCF
15 67 (4.90%) CSS3
16 64 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
17 59 (4.32%) Hibernate
18 58 (4.25%) Spring Boot
19 55 (4.03%) .NET Framework
20 51 (3.73%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 102 (7.47%) Algorithms
1 102 (7.47%) Greenfield Project
2 55 (4.03%) Data Structures
2 55 (4.03%) User Experience
3 52 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (3.73%) Public Cloud
5 43 (3.15%) Device Driver
6 42 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (3.07%) Fintech
7 34 (2.49%) Embedded Systems
8 33 (2.42%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.46%) Equities
11 19 (1.39%) CAN bus
11 19 (1.39%) Fixed Income
12 17 (1.24%) Blog
12 17 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
13 14 (1.02%) Spread Betting
14 12 (0.88%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 260 (19.03%) Linux
2 110 (8.05%) Windows
3 41 (3.00%) Android
4 32 (2.34%) Apple iOS
5 28 (2.05%) Embedded Linux
6 23 (1.68%) Unix
7 17 (1.24%) FreeRTOS
8 10 (0.73%) CoreOS
9 6 (0.44%) Solaris
10 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.29%) VxWorks
10 4 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.29%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.22%) SmartOS
11 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.073%) CentOS
13 1 (0.073%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,350 (98.83%) Software Engineering
2 637 (46.63%) Agile Software Development
3 291 (21.30%) TDD
4 266 (19.47%) Microservices
5 246 (18.01%) Mentoring
6 212 (15.52%) Scrum
7 211 (15.45%) OO
8 189 (13.84%) MVC
9 184 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
10 166 (12.15%) SDLC
11 162 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
12 159 (11.64%) Continuous Delivery
13 156 (11.42%) Computer Science
14 150 (10.98%) Test Automation
15 117 (8.57%) Multithreading
16 113 (8.27%) DevOps
17 109 (7.98%) Unit Testing
18 108 (7.91%) Coaching
19 102 (7.47%) Open Source
20 98 (7.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 631 (46.19%) Java
2 529 (38.73%) C#
3 443 (32.43%) C++
4 417 (30.53%) JavaScript
5 276 (20.20%) Python
6 262 (19.18%) C
7 238 (17.42%) SQL
8 75 (5.49%) TypeScript
9 63 (4.61%) Java 8
10 57 (4.17%) Go
11 56 (4.10%) Scala
12 48 (3.51%) Ruby
13 45 (3.29%) PHP
14 29 (2.12%) Embedded C
15 25 (1.83%) Objective-C
16 17 (1.24%) Embedded C++
17 14 (1.02%) ES6
17 14 (1.02%) Groovy
18 12 (0.88%) Kotlin
18 12 (0.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 232 (16.98%) Degree
2 79 (5.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.46%) Master's Degree
4 15 (1.10%) PhD
5 14 (1.02%) Security Cleared
6 10 (0.73%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.37%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (0.37%) MPhil
9 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.15%) OCP
10 2 (0.15%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.073%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.86%) QA
2 11 (0.81%) MISRA
3 10 (0.73%) GDPR
4 5 (0.37%) JTAG
4 5 (0.37%) PSD2
5 4 (0.29%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.15%) PMO
7 1 (0.073%) ARP4754
7 1 (0.073%) DICOM
7 1 (0.073%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.073%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 194 (14.20%) Docker
2 34 (2.49%) Firmware
3 10 (0.73%) etcd
4 7 (0.51%) HDFS
5 5 (0.37%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.15%) Varnish
6 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.073%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.073%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.073%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 84 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 56 (4.10%) Ansible
3 38 (2.78%) Terraform
4 31 (2.27%) Puppet
5 26 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.73%) Prometheus
7 6 (0.44%) Kibana
8 5 (0.37%) Mesos
9 3 (0.22%) Graphite
10 2 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.15%) logstash
10 2 (0.15%) Marathon
10 2 (0.15%) SCCM
11 1 (0.073%) Consul
11 1 (0.073%) Packer
11 1 (0.073%) Salt
Vendors
1 150 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 77 (5.64%) Google
3 61 (4.47%) Oracle
4 33 (2.42%) IBM
5 24 (1.76%) Sun
6 23 (1.68%) SAP
7 13 (0.95%) WorldPay
8 12 (0.88%) Cadence
9 6 (0.44%) Adobe
9 6 (0.44%) SaltStack
9 6 (0.44%) Xceptor
10 5 (0.37%) Atmel
10 5 (0.37%) InterSystems
10 5 (0.37%) LexisNexis
10 5 (0.37%) Sony
11 4 (0.29%) Assembla
11 4 (0.29%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.29%) Canon
11 4 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.29%) Sitecore