Period
to 19 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 461 498
Rank change year-on-year +134 +37 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,592 995 1,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 0.61% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.64% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,318 864 926
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £39,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%

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 160,104 156,488 186,379
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.58% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 131,950 130,971 157,989
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 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 19 April 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 April 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 +178 516 £70,000 +7.69% 78
South East +82 394 £55,000 - 44
North of England +23 236 £50,000 -4.76% 34
East of England +58 202 £56,500 +7.62% 41
South West +52 175 £50,000 +29.79% 36
North West +39 149 £50,000 -2.44% 24
Yorkshire -31 72 £50,000 -6.98% 9
Midlands -10 69 £51,750 +21.76% 19
West Midlands -2 56 £52,500 +23.53% 15
North East -8 15 £45,000 +15.38% 1
East Midlands -18 13 £49,750 +14.37% 4
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 1,588 (99.75%) Software Engineering
2 803 (50.44%) Agile Software Development
3 666 (41.83%) Java
4 516 (32.41%) C++
5 506 (31.78%) C#
6 421 (26.44%) JavaScript
7 378 (23.74%) SQL
8 370 (23.24%) Degree
9 367 (23.05%) TDD
10 358 (22.49%) Scrum
11 347 (21.80%) Linux
12 327 (20.54%) Python
13 308 (19.35%) OO
14 304 (19.10%) .NET
15 294 (18.47%) C
16 263 (16.52%) AngularJS
17 254 (15.95%) Computer Science
18 253 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
19 252 (15.83%) Git (software)
20 246 (15.45%) Mentoring
21 245 (15.39%) HTML
22 224 (14.07%) Finance
23 223 (14.01%) Spring
24 219 (13.76%) CSS
25 201 (12.63%) Web Services
25 201 (12.63%) React
26 200 (12.56%) Windows
27 192 (12.06%) Amazon AWS
28 183 (11.49%) MVC
29 179 (11.24%) Multithreading

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 87 (5.46%) Elasticsearch
2 71 (4.46%) Apache Spark
3 63 (3.96%) CMS
4 49 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 45 (2.83%) Apache Solr
6 42 (2.64%) Apache
7 31 (1.95%) JBoss
8 22 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 21 (1.32%) Confluence
10 13 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (0.75%) Apache Pig
12 9 (0.57%) Sitefinity
13 6 (0.38%) IIS
13 6 (0.38%) SAS
13 6 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.25%) Ethereum
14 4 (0.25%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.19%) nginx
15 3 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.063%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.063%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.063%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 192 (12.06%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (3.33%) GitHub
4 40 (2.51%) SaaS
5 20 (1.26%) PaaS
6 19 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.82%) npm
9 11 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
10 10 (0.63%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.63%) Serverless
11 7 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (0.38%) IaaS
12 6 (0.38%) Slack
13 5 (0.31%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.31%) Heroku
13 5 (0.31%) Trello
14 4 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.71%) Internet
2 32 (2.01%) Wireless
3 28 (1.76%) HTTP
4 23 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.75%) Broadband
6 11 (0.69%) Bluetooth
7 9 (0.57%) Ethernet
7 9 (0.57%) WAN
8 8 (0.50%) SNMP
9 7 (0.44%) DHCP
10 5 (0.31%) Skype
10 5 (0.31%) SSL
11 4 (0.25%) ISDN
11 4 (0.25%) RTCP
11 4 (0.25%) RTP
11 4 (0.25%) VoIP
11 4 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.19%) AMQP
12 3 (0.19%) NFC
12 3 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 144 (9.05%) NoSQL
3 129 (8.10%) MongoDB
4 120 (7.54%) PostgreSQL
5 103 (6.47%) MySQL
6 99 (6.22%) Relational Database
7 73 (4.59%) Big Data
8 58 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 55 (3.45%) Hadoop
10 35 (2.20%) Redis
11 22 (1.38%) Apache Hive
12 21 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (1.32%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
13 15 (0.94%) Blockchain
14 13 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (0.75%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 10 (0.63%) Couchbase
17 10 (0.63%) GIS
Development Applications
1 252 (15.83%) Git (software)
2 135 (8.48%) Jenkins
3 110 (6.91%) Visual Studio
4 86 (5.40%) Subversion
5 83 (5.21%) JIRA
6 64 (4.02%) Maven
7 51 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 49 (3.08%) JUnit
9 47 (2.95%) Selenium
10 37 (2.32%) Eclipse
11 36 (2.26%) Mercurial
12 27 (1.70%) Jasmine
13 26 (1.63%) Cucumber
14 24 (1.51%) Mocha
14 24 (1.51%) TeamCity
15 22 (1.38%) JMeter
15 22 (1.38%) NUnit
16 21 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
17 19 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 18 (1.13%) Grunt
General
1 224 (14.07%) Finance
2 70 (4.40%) Games
3 63 (3.96%) Electronics
4 57 (3.58%) Retail
5 42 (2.64%) Banking
6 37 (2.32%) Telecoms
7 36 (2.26%) Manufacturing
8 33 (2.07%) Advertising
9 24 (1.51%) Aerospace
9 24 (1.51%) Marketing
10 21 (1.32%) Multimedia
11 18 (1.13%) Automotive
12 14 (0.88%) Back Office
13 13 (0.82%) Military
14 12 (0.75%) Front Office
14 12 (0.75%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.63%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.63%) Law
16 9 (0.57%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (19.10%) .NET
2 263 (16.52%) AngularJS
3 245 (15.39%) HTML
4 223 (14.01%) Spring
5 219 (13.76%) CSS
6 201 (12.63%) React
6 201 (12.63%) Web Services
7 176 (11.06%) RESTful
8 170 (10.68%) Node.js
9 150 (9.42%) ASP.NET
10 116 (7.29%) REST
11 114 (7.16%) HTML5
12 108 (6.78%) J2EE
13 95 (5.97%) MFC
14 92 (5.78%) STL
14 92 (5.78%) XML
15 91 (5.72%) ASP.NET MVC
16 83 (5.21%) WPF
17 74 (4.65%) jQuery
18 73 (4.59%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 254 (15.95%) Computer Science
2 141 (8.86%) Algorithms
3 81 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (4.96%) Greenfield Project
5 73 (4.59%) User Experience
6 71 (4.46%) Fintech
7 48 (3.02%) Data Structures
8 41 (2.58%) Client/Server
9 39 (2.45%) Embedded Systems
9 39 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (2.20%) Mobile App
11 22 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
12 21 (1.32%) Management Information System
13 19 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
14 18 (1.13%) CUDA
15 16 (1.01%) Device Driver
16 11 (0.69%) Cyber Warfare
17 10 (0.63%) Derivative
17 10 (0.63%) Digital TV
18 9 (0.57%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 347 (21.80%) Linux
2 200 (12.56%) Windows
3 65 (4.08%) Unix
4 42 (2.64%) Apple iOS
5 38 (2.39%) Android
6 34 (2.14%) Embedded Linux
7 11 (0.69%) Solaris
8 9 (0.57%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.38%) FreeRTOS
10 5 (0.31%) VxWorks
11 4 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
11 4 (0.25%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.19%) SafeRTOS
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.063%) AIX
14 1 (0.063%) Fedora
14 1 (0.063%) ThreadX
14 1 (0.063%) VMS
14 1 (0.063%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,588 (99.75%) Software Engineering
2 803 (50.44%) Agile Software Development
3 367 (23.05%) TDD
4 358 (22.49%) Scrum
5 308 (19.35%) OO
6 253 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
7 246 (15.45%) Mentoring
8 183 (11.49%) MVC
9 179 (11.24%) Multithreading
9 179 (11.24%) Test Automation
10 178 (11.18%) Microservices
11 157 (9.86%) SDLC
12 154 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
13 145 (9.11%) Unit Testing
14 113 (7.10%) BDD
15 101 (6.34%) Machine Learning
16 100 (6.28%) DevOps
17 89 (5.59%) OOP
18 86 (5.40%) Open Source
19 80 (5.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 666 (41.83%) Java
2 516 (32.41%) C++
3 506 (31.78%) C#
4 421 (26.44%) JavaScript
5 378 (23.74%) SQL
6 327 (20.54%) Python
7 294 (18.47%) C
8 143 (8.98%) PHP
9 96 (6.03%) Java 8
10 83 (5.21%) Ruby
11 81 (5.09%) Scala
12 69 (4.33%) Embedded C
13 61 (3.83%) Embedded C++
14 59 (3.71%) Go
15 40 (2.51%) Assembly Language
16 38 (2.39%) T-SQL
16 38 (2.39%) TypeScript
17 28 (1.76%) Bash Shell
18 27 (1.70%) Perl
18 27 (1.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 370 (23.24%) Degree
2 177 (11.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 61 (3.83%) Security Cleared
4 35 (2.20%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.07%) Master's Degree
6 11 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.38%) PhD
9 2 (0.13%) EMC Certification
10 1 (0.063%) OCP
10 1 (0.063%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.063%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.89%) QA
2 20 (1.26%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.38%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.31%) ISO 13485
4 5 (0.31%) ISO 26262
5 4 (0.25%) MISRA
6 3 (0.19%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.19%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.13%) PSD2
7 2 (0.13%) SLA
8 1 (0.063%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.063%) DICOM
8 1 (0.063%) ISO 15765
8 1 (0.063%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.063%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 159 (9.99%) Docker
2 26 (1.63%) Firmware
3 12 (0.75%) HDFS
4 11 (0.69%) Apache Flume
5 8 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.44%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.13%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
8 2 (0.13%) LXC
9 1 (0.063%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.063%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.063%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (2.39%) Ansible
2 29 (1.82%) Kubernetes
3 17 (1.07%) Terraform
4 16 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.69%) Marathon
6 7 (0.44%) Oozie
7 5 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.25%) Puppet
9 1 (0.063%) Ambari
9 1 (0.063%) Control-M
9 1 (0.063%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.063%) Kibana
9 1 (0.063%) logstash
9 1 (0.063%) Mesos
9 1 (0.063%) Packer
9 1 (0.063%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 101 (6.34%) Microsoft
2 92 (5.78%) Oracle
3 38 (2.39%) Google
4 20 (1.26%) SAP
5 19 (1.19%) Xamarin
6 14 (0.88%) Atlassian
6 14 (0.88%) HP
7 13 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.57%) Dell
8 9 (0.57%) Sybase
8 9 (0.57%) TIBCO
8 9 (0.57%) VMware
8 9 (0.57%) WorldPay
9 8 (0.50%) Cloudera
9 8 (0.50%) MuleSoft
9 8 (0.50%) Pega
10 7 (0.44%) Facebook
10 7 (0.44%) Sophos
11 6 (0.38%) Intel
12 4 (0.25%) Nokia