Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 505 507
Rank change year-on-year +148 +2 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1518 976 1146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 0.55% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.57% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1215 805 933
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,500
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 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £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 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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 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 +147 526 £70,000 +7.69% 40
South East +86 371 £55,000 +10.00% 30
North of England +88 216 £50,000 +9.89% 20
East of England +110 215 £55,000 +5.77% 17
South West +32 137 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Yorkshire +66 107 £50,000 +8.70% 9
North West +33 101 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Midlands +41 52 £48,500 +7.78% 7
West Midlands +24 39 £49,250 +9.44% 7
East Midlands +34 11 £42,500 -2.30%
North East +15 8 £40,000 -9.09% 5
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 1513 (99.67%) Software Engineering
2 699 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
3 646 (42.56%) Java
4 528 (34.78%) C#
5 509 (33.53%) C++
6 432 (28.46%) SQL
7 398 (26.22%) TDD
8 377 (24.84%) Degree
9 376 (24.77%) JavaScript
10 329 (21.67%) .NET
11 311 (20.49%) OO
12 300 (19.76%) Finance
13 286 (18.84%) Linux
14 276 (18.18%) Scrum
15 270 (17.79%) Multithreading
16 268 (17.65%) HTML
17 261 (17.19%) C
18 250 (16.47%) Python
19 245 (16.14%) Computer Science
20 238 (15.68%) CSS
21 209 (13.77%) Windows
22 208 (13.70%) AngularJS
23 198 (13.04%) Spring
24 196 (12.91%) Mentoring
25 195 (12.85%) Web Services
26 186 (12.25%) Git (software)
27 183 (12.06%) MVC
28 174 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
28 174 (11.46%) NoSQL
29 165 (10.87%) SDLC

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 55 (3.62%) Tomcat
2 44 (2.90%) Apache Spark
3 37 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (1.12%) Apache
4 17 (1.12%) Apache Solr
4 17 (1.12%) Confluence
5 16 (1.05%) JBoss
5 16 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 14 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (0.86%) IIS
8 11 (0.72%) Ethereum
9 10 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.46%) Kentico
10 7 (0.46%) Mule ESB
11 6 (0.40%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.40%) CMS
11 6 (0.40%) GlassFish
11 6 (0.40%) Jetty
11 6 (0.40%) Mule
11 6 (0.40%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (0.53%) SOLIDWORKS
2 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.066%) Simulink
4 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.066%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.066%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.066%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 108 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 21 (1.38%) SaaS
4 16 (1.05%) GitHub
5 14 (0.92%) npm
6 6 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
6 6 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.26%) Serverless
9 3 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.20%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.20%) Google Play
9 3 (0.20%) Heroku
9 3 (0.20%) iTunes
9 3 (0.20%) PaaS
9 3 (0.20%) Route 53
9 3 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.49%) Wireless
2 37 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.38%) HTTP
4 19 (1.25%) Internet
5 11 (0.72%) 3G
5 11 (0.72%) Bluetooth
5 11 (0.72%) DHCP
6 10 (0.66%) 4G
6 10 (0.66%) OpenVPN
7 9 (0.59%) Broadband
7 9 (0.59%) RTP
8 8 (0.53%) Firewall
8 8 (0.53%) ISDN
8 8 (0.53%) RTCP
8 8 (0.53%) VoIP
9 4 (0.26%) Profibus
9 4 (0.26%) Skype
9 4 (0.26%) WAN
10 3 (0.20%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (11.46%) NoSQL
2 107 (7.05%) SQL Server
3 96 (6.32%) MongoDB
4 95 (6.26%) Big Data
5 90 (5.93%) Relational Database
6 85 (5.60%) Hadoop
7 84 (5.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 77 (5.07%) MySQL
9 71 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
10 59 (3.89%) RDBMS
11 56 (3.69%) Oracle Database
12 52 (3.43%) Oracle Database 10g
13 51 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (1.32%) Redis
15 18 (1.19%) Apache Hive
16 17 (1.12%) Blockchain
17 12 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
18 8 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 8 (0.53%) GIS
18 8 (0.53%) HBase
Development Applications
1 186 (12.25%) Git (software)
2 93 (6.13%) Visual Studio
3 87 (5.73%) Subversion
4 75 (4.94%) Jenkins
5 67 (4.41%) JIRA
5 67 (4.41%) JUnit
6 54 (3.56%) Mercurial
7 48 (3.16%) NUnit
8 43 (2.83%) Maven
9 38 (2.50%) Moq
10 35 (2.31%) Mockito
11 33 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (1.32%) Eclipse
12 20 (1.32%) TeamCity
13 19 (1.25%) Cucumber
14 18 (1.19%) Gradle
14 18 (1.19%) Hudson
15 17 (1.12%) Selenium
16 16 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 15 (0.99%) Grunt
General
1 300 (19.76%) Finance
2 158 (10.41%) Banking
3 106 (6.98%) Front Office
4 105 (6.92%) Investment Banking
5 101 (6.65%) Retail Banking
6 86 (5.67%) Electronics
7 61 (4.02%) Telecoms
8 57 (3.75%) Manufacturing
9 53 (3.49%) Games
10 48 (3.16%) Marketing
11 28 (1.84%) Advertising
12 27 (1.78%) Retail
13 21 (1.38%) Multimedia
14 17 (1.12%) Automotive
15 9 (0.59%) Back Office
16 8 (0.53%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.53%) Military
17 6 (0.40%) Legal
17 6 (0.40%) Publishing
18 5 (0.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (21.67%) .NET
2 268 (17.65%) HTML
3 238 (15.68%) CSS
4 208 (13.70%) AngularJS
5 198 (13.04%) Spring
6 195 (12.85%) Web Services
7 128 (8.43%) Node.js
8 120 (7.91%) REST
8 120 (7.91%) RESTful
9 117 (7.71%) React
10 114 (7.51%) ASP.NET
11 111 (7.31%) XML
12 109 (7.18%) WPF
13 100 (6.59%) Hibernate
14 95 (6.26%) HTML5
15 93 (6.13%) jQuery
16 89 (5.86%) WCF
17 84 (5.53%) Java EE
18 75 (4.94%) STL
19 73 (4.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 245 (16.14%) Computer Science
2 155 (10.21%) Algorithms
3 114 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
4 106 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
5 83 (5.47%) Fintech
6 77 (5.07%) Data Structures
7 62 (4.08%) Derivative
8 58 (3.82%) Embedded Systems
9 56 (3.69%) User Experience
10 49 (3.23%) Credit Risk
11 37 (2.44%) Client/Server
12 35 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
13 27 (1.78%) Mobile App
14 18 (1.19%) CUDA
15 13 (0.86%) Bitcoin
16 12 (0.79%) Digital TV
17 10 (0.66%) Clustering
18 9 (0.59%) Contactless
19 8 (0.53%) Internet of Things
19 8 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 286 (18.84%) Linux
2 209 (13.77%) Windows
3 89 (5.86%) Android
4 70 (4.61%) Apple iOS
5 49 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
6 42 (2.77%) Unix
7 18 (1.19%) VxWorks
8 16 (1.05%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.46%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.40%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.40%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.40%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.066%) CentOS
14 1 (0.066%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.066%) OpenWrt
14 1 (0.066%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1513 (99.67%) Software Engineering
2 699 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
3 398 (26.22%) TDD
4 311 (20.49%) OO
5 276 (18.18%) Scrum
6 270 (17.79%) Multithreading
7 196 (12.91%) Mentoring
8 183 (12.06%) MVC
9 174 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
10 165 (10.87%) SDLC
11 157 (10.34%) BDD
12 145 (9.55%) Unit Testing
13 134 (8.83%) Microservices
13 134 (8.83%) Test Automation
14 114 (7.51%) Asset Management
15 107 (7.05%) OOD
16 106 (6.98%) Open Source
17 102 (6.72%) Wealth Management
18 90 (5.93%) Multithreaded Programming
19 84 (5.53%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 646 (42.56%) Java
2 528 (34.78%) C#
3 509 (33.53%) C++
4 432 (28.46%) SQL
5 376 (24.77%) JavaScript
6 261 (17.19%) C
7 250 (16.47%) Python
8 101 (6.65%) Scala
9 86 (5.67%) PHP
10 80 (5.27%) Ruby
11 69 (4.55%) Embedded C
12 63 (4.15%) T-SQL
13 56 (3.69%) Embedded C++
14 37 (2.44%) Bash Shell
14 37 (2.44%) Go
15 30 (1.98%) Assembly Language
16 27 (1.78%) Apple Swift
17 25 (1.65%) Perl
17 25 (1.65%) TypeScript
18 21 (1.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 377 (24.84%) Degree
2 143 (9.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 15 (0.99%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (0.59%) PhD
6 8 (0.53%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.26%) CITP
8 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.066%) HND
10 1 (0.066%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.82%) QA
2 15 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.92%) MISRA
3 14 (0.92%) SEPA
4 11 (0.72%) MISRA C
5 9 (0.59%) ISO 13485
6 8 (0.53%) DO-178B
7 6 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.40%) MIL-STD-498
8 3 (0.20%) ISO 26262
9 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.066%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.066%) GAMP
10 1 (0.066%) GCP
10 1 (0.066%) HL7
10 1 (0.066%) IEC 61131
10 1 (0.066%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.066%) JTAG
10 1 (0.066%) PSD2
System Software
1 83 (5.47%) Docker
2 5 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.26%) Firmware
3 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.20%) HDFS
4 3 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.066%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (0.92%) Opsview
3 13 (0.86%) Puppet
4 11 (0.72%) Kubernetes
5 10 (0.66%) Ansible
6 7 (0.46%) Terraform
7 5 (0.33%) Packer
8 2 (0.13%) CloudHub
8 2 (0.13%) Salt
9 1 (0.066%) Kibana
9 1 (0.066%) logstash
9 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.066%) Nagios
9 1 (0.066%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.066%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.066%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.066%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.066%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 113 (7.44%) Microsoft
2 109 (7.18%) Oracle
3 38 (2.50%) Google
4 28 (1.84%) SAP
5 18 (1.19%) VMware
6 17 (1.12%) Xamarin
7 16 (1.05%) Atlassian
8 13 (0.86%) Terracotta
8 13 (0.86%) Zend
9 12 (0.79%) Cadence
9 12 (0.79%) Splunk
10 9 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.53%) TIBCO
12 7 (0.46%) Pega
12 7 (0.46%) Sybase
13 6 (0.40%) Intel
14 4 (0.26%) Hortonworks
14 4 (0.26%) IBM
15 3 (0.20%) Facebook
15 3 (0.20%) hybris