Period
to 22 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 470 509
Rank change year-on-year +134 +39 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,510 974 1,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.93% 0.60% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.62% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,230 848 873
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £77,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +0.92% +4.81% +4.00%

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 156,325 156,688 182,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.27% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,857 129,960 155,179
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 £81,250 £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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +197 542 £70,000 +7.69% 81
South East +114 362 £55,000 - 61
North of England +6 219 £50,000 -4.76% 24
South West +23 162 £50,000 +17.65% 21
East of England +47 157 £55,000 +8.91% 35
North West +44 147 £50,000 - 12
Midlands +8 69 £52,500 +23.53% 18
Yorkshire -39 55 £50,000 -16.32% 8
West Midlands +32 54 £53,500 +25.88% 14
North East -4 17 £46,250 +5.71% 4
East Midlands -2 15 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1,499 (99.27%) Software Engineering
2 852 (56.42%) Agile Software Development
3 635 (42.05%) Java
4 520 (34.44%) C#
5 453 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 449 (29.74%) C++
7 387 (25.63%) Scrum
8 378 (25.03%) SQL
9 373 (24.70%) TDD
10 358 (23.71%) .NET
11 330 (21.85%) Degree
12 311 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
13 294 (19.47%) C
14 288 (19.07%) AngularJS
15 280 (18.54%) Python
16 279 (18.48%) Linux
17 277 (18.34%) Mentoring
18 274 (18.15%) OO
19 261 (17.28%) Git (software)
20 257 (17.02%) HTML
21 239 (15.83%) Spring
22 230 (15.23%) Finance
22 230 (15.23%) MVC
23 220 (14.57%) Computer Science
24 213 (14.11%) CSS
25 203 (13.44%) Amazon AWS
26 198 (13.11%) Microservices
27 197 (13.05%) SDLC
28 185 (12.25%) React
29 180 (11.92%) ASP.NET

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 77 (5.10%) Elasticsearch
2 67 (4.44%) CMS
3 45 (2.98%) Apache Spark
4 41 (2.72%) Apache
5 38 (2.52%) Tomcat
6 33 (2.19%) JBoss
7 28 (1.85%) Apache Solr
8 16 (1.06%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.79%) Sitefinity
10 8 (0.53%) IIS
11 7 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.40%) Confluence
12 6 (0.40%) WordPress
13 5 (0.33%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.33%) Ethereum
13 5 (0.33%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.26%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.26%) NServiceBus
15 3 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.13%) LibreOffice
3 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.066%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.066%) Endur
3 1 (0.066%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 203 (13.44%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (4.17%) GitHub
4 58 (3.84%) SaaS
5 28 (1.85%) PaaS
6 20 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (1.06%) Serverless
9 12 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.73%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.53%) Heroku
11 8 (0.53%) Trello
12 6 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.33%) IaaS
14 4 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (0.26%) npm
14 4 (0.26%) Office 365
15 3 (0.20%) Google App Engine
15 3 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.71%) Internet
2 31 (2.05%) HTTP
3 17 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.99%) Wireless
5 12 (0.79%) Bluetooth
5 12 (0.79%) Ethernet
6 10 (0.66%) SNMP
7 9 (0.60%) RS-232
7 9 (0.60%) WAN
8 8 (0.53%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.46%) AMQP
9 7 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.40%) Broadband
11 5 (0.33%) DVB
11 5 (0.33%) VoIP
12 4 (0.26%) 3G
12 4 (0.26%) 4G
12 4 (0.26%) NFC
12 4 (0.26%) RTP
12 4 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 132 (8.74%) NoSQL
3 125 (8.28%) MongoDB
4 96 (6.36%) MySQL
5 93 (6.16%) Relational Database
6 78 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
7 67 (4.44%) Big Data
8 55 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 42 (2.78%) Hadoop
10 33 (2.19%) Redis
11 27 (1.79%) Blockchain
12 19 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 19 (1.26%) Apache Hive
13 18 (1.19%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
14 12 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.73%) Impala
15 11 (0.73%) Sqoop
16 10 (0.66%) Apache Accumulo
16 10 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 261 (17.28%) Git (software)
2 134 (8.87%) Jenkins
3 115 (7.62%) Visual Studio
4 73 (4.83%) Subversion
5 68 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 65 (4.30%) Selenium
7 64 (4.24%) Maven
8 56 (3.71%) JIRA
9 55 (3.64%) JUnit
10 37 (2.45%) NUnit
11 31 (2.05%) Cucumber
11 31 (2.05%) TeamCity
12 30 (1.99%) Eclipse
12 30 (1.99%) Gradle
13 29 (1.92%) Jasmine
13 29 (1.92%) JMeter
13 29 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
14 25 (1.66%) Mocha
15 23 (1.52%) Mercurial
16 21 (1.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 230 (15.23%) Finance
2 63 (4.17%) Retail
3 61 (4.04%) Games
4 56 (3.71%) Electronics
5 54 (3.58%) Banking
6 37 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 31 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.92%) Marketing
9 24 (1.59%) Multimedia
10 20 (1.32%) Aerospace
10 20 (1.32%) Automotive
11 17 (1.13%) Advertising
12 16 (1.06%) Military
13 15 (0.99%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.86%) Back Office
15 11 (0.73%) Law
16 10 (0.66%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.60%) Publishing
18 7 (0.46%) Front Office
18 7 (0.46%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (23.71%) .NET
2 288 (19.07%) AngularJS
3 257 (17.02%) HTML
4 239 (15.83%) Spring
5 213 (14.11%) CSS
6 185 (12.25%) React
7 180 (11.92%) ASP.NET
8 176 (11.66%) RESTful
8 176 (11.66%) Web Services
9 154 (10.20%) Node.js
10 131 (8.68%) REST
11 120 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 118 (7.81%) HTML5
13 90 (5.96%) Hibernate
14 89 (5.89%) .NET Framework
15 88 (5.83%) J2EE
16 82 (5.43%) jQuery
16 82 (5.43%) WPF
17 80 (5.30%) WCF
18 72 (4.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 220 (14.57%) Computer Science
2 93 (6.16%) Algorithms
3 87 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (4.17%) Fintech
5 60 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
6 59 (3.91%) User Experience
7 49 (3.25%) Mobile App
8 38 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (2.45%) Data Structures
10 30 (1.99%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
12 21 (1.39%) Client/Server
13 19 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
14 16 (1.06%) Robotics
15 14 (0.93%) Public Cloud
16 12 (0.79%) Cloud Native
16 12 (0.79%) Device Driver
16 12 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
16 12 (0.79%) PKI
17 11 (0.73%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 279 (18.48%) Linux
2 177 (11.72%) Windows
3 68 (4.50%) Android
4 60 (3.97%) Apple iOS
5 39 (2.58%) Unix
6 35 (2.32%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (0.66%) Solaris
7 10 (0.66%) VxWorks
8 8 (0.53%) Nucleus RTOS
8 8 (0.53%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.40%) FreeRTOS
10 5 (0.33%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.20%) SafeRTOS
11 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.066%) CentOS
12 1 (0.066%) Fedora
12 1 (0.066%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.066%) ThreadX
12 1 (0.066%) VMS
12 1 (0.066%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,499 (99.27%) Software Engineering
2 852 (56.42%) Agile Software Development
3 387 (25.63%) Scrum
4 373 (24.70%) TDD
5 311 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
6 277 (18.34%) Mentoring
7 274 (18.15%) OO
8 230 (15.23%) MVC
9 198 (13.11%) Microservices
10 197 (13.05%) SDLC
11 174 (11.52%) Test Automation
12 152 (10.07%) BDD
13 137 (9.07%) Unit Testing
14 134 (8.87%) Multithreading
15 125 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
16 114 (7.55%) SOLID
17 106 (7.02%) OOP
18 99 (6.56%) DevOps
19 98 (6.49%) Kanban
20 92 (6.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 635 (42.05%) Java
2 520 (34.44%) C#
3 453 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 449 (29.74%) C++
5 378 (25.03%) SQL
6 294 (19.47%) C
7 280 (18.54%) Python
8 116 (7.68%) Java 8
9 115 (7.62%) PHP
10 91 (6.03%) Ruby
10 91 (6.03%) Scala
11 70 (4.64%) Embedded C
12 54 (3.58%) Go
13 53 (3.51%) Embedded C++
14 37 (2.45%) Assembly Language
15 36 (2.38%) T-SQL
16 34 (2.25%) TypeScript
17 26 (1.72%) Erlang
18 25 (1.66%) VB.NET
19 23 (1.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 330 (21.85%) Degree
2 139 (9.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 76 (5.03%) Security Cleared
4 54 (3.58%) SC Cleared
5 19 (1.26%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.26%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.26%) PhD
8 2 (0.13%) EMC Certification
8 2 (0.13%) OCP
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.066%) HND
9 1 (0.066%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.64%) QA
2 19 (1.26%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.53%) MISRA
4 7 (0.46%) MISRA C
5 5 (0.33%) GCP
6 4 (0.26%) GDPR
6 4 (0.26%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.20%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.13%) ECSS
8 2 (0.13%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) PSD2
8 2 (0.13%) SLA
9 1 (0.066%) ISO 15765
9 1 (0.066%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 151 (10.00%) Docker
2 32 (2.12%) Firmware
3 14 (0.93%) HDFS
4 13 (0.86%) Apache Flume
5 11 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.13%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
8 2 (0.13%) LXC
9 1 (0.066%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.066%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.066%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (3.11%) Ansible
2 27 (1.79%) Kubernetes
3 17 (1.13%) Terraform
4 11 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.40%) Marathon
6 5 (0.33%) Puppet
7 4 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.20%) Oozie
9 2 (0.13%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.066%) Ambari
10 1 (0.066%) Control-M
10 1 (0.066%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.066%) Kibana
10 1 (0.066%) logstash
10 1 (0.066%) Mesos
10 1 (0.066%) Nagios
10 1 (0.066%) Packer
10 1 (0.066%) SmoothWall
10 1 (0.066%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 119 (7.88%) Microsoft
2 88 (5.83%) Oracle
3 32 (2.12%) Google
4 29 (1.92%) Xamarin
5 27 (1.79%) Sun
6 16 (1.06%) SAP
7 14 (0.93%) Cloudera
7 14 (0.93%) VMware
8 12 (0.79%) Capita
8 12 (0.79%) HP
9 10 (0.66%) WorldPay
10 9 (0.60%) Dell
11 7 (0.46%) Facebook
12 6 (0.40%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.33%) Apple
13 5 (0.33%) Birst
13 5 (0.33%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.33%) Sybase
14 4 (0.26%) Assembla