Period
to 5 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 282 350 353
Rank change year-on-year +68 +3 +141
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,427 1,367 1,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.14% 0.90% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.94% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,048 1,108 1,238
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +10.00%

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 119,437 145,313 161,332
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.96% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 96,569 118,078 130,722
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 +47 506 £80,000 +10.34% 93
South East +69 392 £55,000 - 72
North of England +134 257 £55,000 +10.00% 42
North West +125 150 £55,087 +4.93% 26
East of England +70 95 £55,000 - 48
Midlands +56 88 £52,500 -8.70% 24
South West -64 87 £52,500 +5.00% 33
West Midlands +31 61 £52,500 -8.70% 17
Yorkshire +59 60 £55,087 +22.42% 8
North East +46 47 £47,500 - 8
East Midlands +19 24 £52,500 - 7
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 1,409 (98.74%) Software Engineering
2 759 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
3 587 (41.14%) Java
4 501 (35.11%) C#
5 497 (34.83%) JavaScript
6 441 (30.90%) AWS
7 414 (29.01%) C++
8 364 (25.51%) Python
9 330 (23.13%) Microservices
10 324 (22.70%) TDD
11 314 (22.00%) Git (software)
12 311 (21.79%) .NET
13 309 (21.65%) Linux
14 303 (21.23%) SQL
15 285 (19.97%) C
16 276 (19.34%) Degree
17 264 (18.50%) Docker
18 248 (17.38%) Node.js
19 241 (16.89%) DevOps
20 236 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
21 227 (15.91%) Azure
22 213 (14.93%) Test Automation
23 209 (14.65%) HTML
24 208 (14.58%) Windows
25 204 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
26 202 (14.16%) Kubernetes
27 196 (13.74%) Mentoring
28 189 (13.24%) Spring
28 189 (13.24%) Finance
29 182 (12.75%) React

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 56 (3.92%) Confluence
2 47 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (2.17%) Apache Spark
4 14 (0.98%) Apache
4 14 (0.98%) JBoss
4 14 (0.98%) WebLogic
5 11 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.70%) Hyperledger
6 10 (0.70%) Jetty
6 10 (0.70%) WordPress
7 8 (0.56%) CMS
7 8 (0.56%) IIS
8 6 (0.42%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.28%) GeoServer
9 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.21%) Drupal
10 3 (0.21%) nginx
10 3 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (1.05%) MS Visio
1 15 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
2 12 (0.84%) Simulink
3 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.14%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.070%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.070%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 27 (1.89%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.21%) Magento
4 2 (0.14%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.14%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.070%) Quorum
5 1 (0.070%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 441 (30.90%) AWS
2 227 (15.91%) Azure
3 153 (10.72%) Serverless
4 119 (8.34%) AWS Lambda
5 108 (7.57%) Amazon S3
6 95 (6.66%) Amazon SQS
7 91 (6.38%) Amazon EC2
8 72 (5.05%) GCP
9 61 (4.27%) OpenShift
10 52 (3.64%) Amazon ECS
11 46 (3.22%) GitHub
12 45 (3.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 39 (2.73%) Sage Pay
14 29 (2.03%) SaaS
15 26 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (0.91%) Power Platform
17 9 (0.63%) Amazon SageMaker
18 8 (0.56%) CloudFront
19 6 (0.42%) npm
20 5 (0.35%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.52%) TCP/IP
2 25 (1.75%) HTTP
3 19 (1.33%) Wireless
4 16 (1.12%) Internet
5 15 (1.05%) RS-485
6 14 (0.98%) RS-232
7 10 (0.70%) DNS
7 10 (0.70%) VoIP
8 9 (0.63%) Ethernet
9 8 (0.56%) Firewall
10 6 (0.42%) 4G
10 6 (0.42%) Bluetooth
10 6 (0.42%) Diameter Protocol
10 6 (0.42%) Network Security
10 6 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.42%) ZigBee
11 5 (0.35%) Broadband
11 5 (0.35%) LTE
11 5 (0.35%) Modbus
11 5 (0.35%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (8.90%) MongoDB
2 102 (7.15%) NoSQL
3 93 (6.52%) Amazon RDS
4 90 (6.31%) SQL Server
5 81 (5.68%) MySQL
6 76 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
7 61 (4.27%) Relational Database
8 42 (2.94%) Big Data
9 38 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 35 (2.45%) Amazon Redshift
11 33 (2.31%) Hadoop
11 33 (2.31%) Redis
12 30 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 16 (1.12%) Blockchain
14 14 (0.98%) Amazon Athena
15 13 (0.91%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.77%) Neo4j
17 10 (0.70%) BigQuery
18 8 (0.56%) Apache Hive
18 8 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 314 (22.00%) Git (software)
2 175 (12.26%) Jenkins
3 93 (6.52%) JIRA
4 74 (5.19%) Subversion
5 49 (3.43%) GitLab
6 44 (3.08%) IntelliJ
7 39 (2.73%) Artifactory
8 35 (2.45%) Visual Studio
9 29 (2.03%) Eclipse
10 24 (1.68%) Bugzilla
10 24 (1.68%) CruiseControl
10 24 (1.68%) Gemini Tracker
10 24 (1.68%) Hudson
10 24 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 21 (1.47%) Selenium
11 21 (1.47%) WebDriver
12 20 (1.40%) JUnit
13 19 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (1.19%) Maven
15 15 (1.05%) Bitbucket
General
1 189 (13.24%) Finance
2 93 (6.52%) Banking
3 60 (4.20%) Front Office
4 55 (3.85%) Electronics
5 44 (3.08%) Public Sector
6 43 (3.01%) Automotive
7 34 (2.38%) Games
8 33 (2.31%) Telecoms
9 29 (2.03%) Aerospace
9 29 (2.03%) Manufacturing
10 27 (1.89%) Advertising
11 25 (1.75%) Retail
12 22 (1.54%) Military
13 18 (1.26%) Law
14 10 (0.70%) Back Office
14 10 (0.70%) Marketing
15 9 (0.63%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.56%) Legal
17 4 (0.28%) Multimedia
18 3 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (21.79%) .NET
2 248 (17.38%) Node.js
3 209 (14.65%) HTML
4 189 (13.24%) Spring
5 182 (12.75%) React
6 178 (12.47%) RESTful
7 171 (11.98%) CSS
8 164 (11.49%) Web Services
9 137 (9.60%) AngularJS
10 117 (8.20%) .NET Framework
11 111 (7.78%) .NET Core
12 103 (7.22%) HTML5
13 102 (7.15%) Spring Boot
14 92 (6.45%) REST
15 80 (5.61%) ASP.NET
16 71 (4.98%) WPF
17 70 (4.91%) Redux
18 60 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
19 56 (3.92%) Swagger
20 50 (3.50%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 144 (10.09%) Greenfield Project
2 116 (8.13%) Algorithms
3 103 (7.22%) Enterprise Software
4 50 (3.50%) Fixed Income
5 47 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (3.08%) Mobile App
7 43 (3.01%) Public Cloud
8 39 (2.73%) Cloud Native
9 38 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
9 38 (2.66%) User Experience
10 32 (2.24%) Embedded Systems
11 27 (1.89%) Robotics
12 26 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
13 24 (1.68%) Data Structures
14 23 (1.61%) Device Driver
14 23 (1.61%) Smartphone
15 15 (1.05%) Derivative
16 14 (0.98%) CAN bus
17 12 (0.84%) Reference Data
17 12 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 309 (21.65%) Linux
2 208 (14.58%) Windows
3 65 (4.56%) Unix
4 49 (3.43%) Android
5 37 (2.59%) Embedded Linux
6 30 (2.10%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 13 (0.91%) VxWorks
9 10 (0.70%) CentOS
10 8 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
11 6 (0.42%) Tizen
12 5 (0.35%) SUSE
12 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.28%) Fedora
14 2 (0.14%) SafeRTOS
15 1 (0.070%) AIX
15 1 (0.070%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,409 (98.74%) Software Engineering
2 759 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (23.13%) Microservices
4 324 (22.70%) TDD
5 241 (16.89%) DevOps
6 236 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
7 213 (14.93%) Test Automation
8 204 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
9 196 (13.74%) Mentoring
10 168 (11.77%) Computer Science
11 162 (11.35%) OO
11 162 (11.35%) Scrum
12 129 (9.04%) SDLC
13 126 (8.83%) Unit Testing
14 117 (8.20%) Open Source
15 99 (6.94%) Product Roadmap
16 97 (6.80%) Technical Leadership
17 96 (6.73%) Artificial Intelligence
18 94 (6.59%) Continuous Delivery
19 92 (6.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 587 (41.14%) Java
2 501 (35.11%) C#
3 497 (34.83%) JavaScript
4 414 (29.01%) C++
5 364 (25.51%) Python
6 303 (21.23%) SQL
7 285 (19.97%) C
8 92 (6.45%) TypeScript
9 76 (5.33%) Scala
10 72 (5.05%) Embedded C
11 63 (4.41%) Java 8
12 57 (3.99%) PHP
13 53 (3.71%) Go
14 43 (3.01%) R
15 40 (2.80%) Kotlin
16 35 (2.45%) ES6
17 34 (2.38%) Embedded C++
18 32 (2.24%) MATLAB
19 31 (2.17%) Ruby
19 31 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 276 (19.34%) Degree
2 75 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 10 (0.70%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.28%) PhD
7 3 (0.21%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (0.21%) MCSD
8 1 (0.070%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.070%) MCIPD
8 1 (0.070%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (5.19%) QA
2 10 (0.70%) ISO 13485
2 10 (0.70%) PSD2
3 9 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.56%) GDPR
5 7 (0.49%) MISRA
6 5 (0.35%) DO-178B
6 5 (0.35%) IFRS
7 4 (0.28%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.21%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.14%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.070%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 264 (18.50%) Docker
2 18 (1.26%) Firmware
3 6 (0.42%) GridGain
3 6 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.14%) Varnish
5 1 (0.070%) HDFS
5 1 (0.070%) zsh
Systems Management
1 202 (14.16%) Kubernetes
2 99 (6.94%) Terraform
3 44 (3.08%) Ansible
4 18 (1.26%) Puppet
5 15 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.77%) Kibana
7 9 (0.63%) Marathon
7 9 (0.63%) Mesos
8 8 (0.56%) Oozie
9 6 (0.42%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (0.28%) Rancher
12 3 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.21%) Grafana
13 2 (0.14%) Packer
13 2 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.070%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 150 (10.51%) Microsoft
2 117 (8.20%) Sage
3 68 (4.77%) Google
4 61 (4.27%) WorldPay
5 56 (3.92%) Oracle
6 26 (1.82%) FIS
7 23 (1.61%) Perforce
8 11 (0.77%) Apple
9 10 (0.70%) Green Hills
10 9 (0.63%) QNX
11 8 (0.56%) Facebook
11 8 (0.56%) IBM
12 7 (0.49%) Dynatrace
13 6 (0.42%) Charles River
13 6 (0.42%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.42%) TOWER Software
14 5 (0.35%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.35%) Autodesk
14 5 (0.35%) Sencha
15 4 (0.28%) MathWorks