Period
to 15 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 294 345 359
Rank change year-on-year +51 +14 +109
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 723 1,237 1,491
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.05% 0.92% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.96% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 639 1,049 1,264
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.64% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,350
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +0.92%

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 65,538 129,434 158,335
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.90% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 53,338 104,202 129,051
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,371 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in England

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in England

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

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 15 July 2020. 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 +42 229 £80,000 +6.67% 27
North of England +101 162 £55,000 +4.76% 32
South East +32 160 £60,000 - 24
North West +60 93 £57,500 +5.39% 22
South West +69 68 £55,000 +18.28% 21
Midlands +104 61 £53,000 +0.95% 12
Yorkshire +123 59 £55,000 +10.00% 4
East of England +41 50 £66,250 +20.45% 18
West Midlands +68 33 £55,000 - 7
East Midlands +91 28 £47,500 - 5
North East +21 10 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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.

1 712 (98.48%) Software Engineering
2 283 (39.14%) Agile Software Development
3 239 (33.06%) JavaScript
4 238 (32.92%) Java
5 224 (30.98%) C#
6 186 (25.73%) .NET
7 177 (24.48%) TDD
8 167 (23.10%) Docker
9 164 (22.68%) C++
10 161 (22.27%) SQL
11 158 (21.85%) Node.js
12 148 (20.47%) C
13 146 (20.19%) AWS
14 143 (19.78%) Microservices
15 142 (19.64%) Degree
16 137 (18.95%) Python
17 132 (18.26%) Git (software)
18 128 (17.70%) Linux
19 123 (17.01%) Finance
20 119 (16.46%) DevOps
21 114 (15.77%) React
21 114 (15.77%) Scrum
22 109 (15.08%) OO
22 109 (15.08%) HTML
23 106 (14.66%) AngularJS
24 97 (13.42%) CSS
25 95 (13.14%) .NET Core
26 92 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
26 92 (12.72%) Mentoring
27 89 (12.31%) Azure

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 34 (4.70%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (2.07%) Confluence
3 8 (1.11%) IIS
4 6 (0.83%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.83%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.55%) Hyperledger
6 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.28%) Apache
7 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.28%) Drupal
7 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.28%) Tornado
7 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.14%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.14%) Simulink
3 1 (0.14%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Distributed Ledger
1 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.14%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 146 (20.19%) AWS
2 89 (12.31%) Azure
3 35 (4.84%) GCP
4 32 (4.43%) SaaS
5 31 (4.29%) Serverless
6 21 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.38%) Amazon ECS
7 10 (1.38%) GitHub
8 9 (1.24%) PaaS
9 7 (0.97%) Slack
10 5 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.55%) AWS CodePipeline
11 4 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.55%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.41%) AWS Fargate
12 3 (0.41%) AWS Step Functions
12 3 (0.41%) npm
13 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.77%) Internet
2 19 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.80%) Skype
4 12 (1.66%) HTTP
5 8 (1.11%) Bluetooth
5 8 (1.11%) Wireless
6 7 (0.97%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.69%) WAN
8 4 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.41%) LTE
9 3 (0.41%) MQTT
9 3 (0.41%) RS-232
9 3 (0.41%) VoIP
10 1 (0.14%) DHCP
10 1 (0.14%) IPv4
10 1 (0.14%) Modbus
10 1 (0.14%) RS-485
10 1 (0.14%) SSL
10 1 (0.14%) VLAN
10 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 51 (7.05%) NoSQL
3 42 (5.81%) MongoDB
4 39 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (4.98%) MySQL
6 21 (2.90%) Redis
7 16 (2.21%) Big Data
7 16 (2.21%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (1.11%) Blockchain
10 7 (0.97%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.69%) Cosmos DB
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.55%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.55%) Power BI
13 3 (0.41%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.28%) GIS
14 2 (0.28%) Neo4j
15 1 (0.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 132 (18.26%) Git (software)
2 55 (7.61%) Jenkins
3 43 (5.95%) JIRA
4 32 (4.43%) Subversion
5 21 (2.90%) Maven
6 18 (2.49%) webpack
7 16 (2.21%) JUnit
8 14 (1.94%) NUnit
8 14 (1.94%) Selenium
8 14 (1.94%) Visual Studio
9 11 (1.52%) SpecFlow
10 8 (1.11%) Artifactory
10 8 (1.11%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.11%) Mercurial
11 7 (0.97%) CircleCI
11 7 (0.97%) CMake
11 7 (0.97%) Gradle
11 7 (0.97%) Jasmine
12 6 (0.83%) Gatling
12 6 (0.83%) Protractor
General
1 123 (17.01%) Finance
2 52 (7.19%) Manufacturing
3 39 (5.39%) Retail
4 32 (4.43%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.46%) Banking
5 25 (3.46%) Law
6 23 (3.18%) Electronics
7 21 (2.90%) Aerospace
8 18 (2.49%) Automotive
9 17 (2.35%) Public Sector
10 16 (2.21%) Games
11 14 (1.94%) Marketing
12 9 (1.24%) Back Office
13 7 (0.97%) Military
14 5 (0.69%) Front Office
14 5 (0.69%) Police
15 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.41%) Advertising
17 2 (0.28%) Legal
18 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (25.73%) .NET
2 158 (21.85%) Node.js
3 114 (15.77%) React
4 109 (15.08%) HTML
5 106 (14.66%) AngularJS
6 97 (13.42%) CSS
7 95 (13.14%) .NET Core
8 88 (12.17%) Spring
9 70 (9.68%) REST
10 68 (9.41%) .NET Framework
11 50 (6.92%) Web Services
12 48 (6.64%) RESTful
13 44 (6.09%) ASP.NET
14 43 (5.95%) HTML5
15 42 (5.81%) Spring Boot
16 31 (4.29%) Sass
17 24 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web API
18 21 (2.90%) Kafka
19 20 (2.77%) SOAP
19 20 (2.77%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.75%) Greenfield Project
2 53 (7.33%) Algorithms
3 43 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.43%) Mobile App
5 27 (3.73%) Data Structures
5 27 (3.73%) Embedded Systems
6 24 (3.32%) User Experience
7 23 (3.18%) Robotics
8 22 (3.04%) Cloud Native
9 14 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.94%) Internet of Things
10 11 (1.52%) Device Driver
10 11 (1.52%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.38%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 9 (1.24%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.24%) Wiki
13 8 (1.11%) Derivative
13 8 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (1.11%) SIMD
Operating Systems
1 128 (17.70%) Linux
2 47 (6.50%) Windows
3 37 (5.12%) Unix
4 34 (4.70%) Android
5 29 (4.01%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
7 11 (1.52%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.28%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.14%) CentOS
9 1 (0.14%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.14%) SafeRTOS
9 1 (0.14%) Tizen
9 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 712 (98.48%) Software Engineering
2 283 (39.14%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (24.48%) TDD
4 143 (19.78%) Microservices
5 119 (16.46%) DevOps
6 114 (15.77%) Scrum
7 109 (15.08%) OO
8 92 (12.72%) Mentoring
8 92 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
9 79 (10.93%) Test Automation
10 78 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
11 77 (10.65%) BDD
12 72 (9.96%) Computer Science
13 62 (8.58%) Unit Testing
14 59 (8.16%) SDLC
15 53 (7.33%) MVC
16 47 (6.50%) Fintech
17 46 (6.36%) SOLID
18 45 (6.22%) Machine Learning
19 41 (5.67%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 239 (33.06%) JavaScript
2 238 (32.92%) Java
3 224 (30.98%) C#
4 164 (22.68%) C++
5 161 (22.27%) SQL
6 148 (20.47%) C
7 137 (18.95%) Python
8 61 (8.44%) TypeScript
9 53 (7.33%) Go
10 40 (5.53%) Java 8
11 32 (4.43%) Ruby
12 29 (4.01%) Scala
13 28 (3.87%) Kotlin
14 27 (3.73%) PHP
15 20 (2.77%) Embedded C
16 18 (2.49%) Bash Shell
17 15 (2.07%) Apple Swift
18 14 (1.94%) T-SQL
19 12 (1.66%) Assembly Language
20 11 (1.52%) Ada
Qualifications
1 142 (19.64%) Degree
2 37 (5.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.21%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.66%) PhD
6 10 (1.38%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.55%) HND
8 3 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.05%) QA
2 8 (1.11%) GDPR
3 6 (0.83%) ISO 15022
3 6 (0.83%) ISO 20022
3 6 (0.83%) ISO 26262
4 5 (0.69%) IEC 61508
4 5 (0.69%) MISRA
5 3 (0.41%) IEC 62304
5 3 (0.41%) ISO 13485
5 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.28%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 167 (23.10%) Docker
2 45 (6.22%) Firmware
3 6 (0.83%) vSphere
4 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 83 (11.48%) Kubernetes
2 32 (4.43%) Terraform
3 10 (1.38%) Ansible
4 5 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (0.55%) Kibana
5 4 (0.55%) Marathon
5 4 (0.55%) Mesos
5 4 (0.55%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.14%) Grafana
6 1 (0.14%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.14%) Puppet
6 1 (0.14%) SCCM
6 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.14%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 48 (6.64%) Microsoft
2 20 (2.77%) Google
3 19 (2.63%) Oracle
4 13 (1.80%) Autodesk
5 10 (1.38%) SAP
6 8 (1.11%) Actian
7 4 (0.55%) Apple
7 4 (0.55%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.55%) Dynatrace
7 4 (0.55%) TOWER Software
8 3 (0.41%) Cisco
8 3 (0.41%) Perforce
8 3 (0.41%) Plumtree
8 3 (0.41%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.41%) Sage
8 3 (0.41%) VMware
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe
9 2 (0.28%) Demandware
9 2 (0.28%) Intel
9 2 (0.28%) NetIQ