The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Engineer
UK / England
Rank 417 447 510
Rank change year-on-year +30 +63  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 497 585 495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.61% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.63% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 407 467 420
Median salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76808 93068 95575
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64249 78721 78814
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -38 118 £65,000 +8.33% 25
South East +39 103 £55,000 +10.00% 27
Yorkshire +74 65 £55,000 +25.00% 11
South West +28 65 £37,775 -20.47% 16
East of England -5 57 £47,500 -8.65% 9
North West -5 46 £52,500 +10.52% 10
West Midlands +28 23 £42,500 -5.55% 6
East Midlands +8 20 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North East -1 1 £47,500 +18.75%
Senior Software Engineer
UK

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 985 (98.70%) Software Engineering
2 415 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
3 400 (40.08%) Java
4 382 (38.28%) C#
5 378 (37.88%) C++
6 310 (31.06%) SQL
7 307 (30.76%) JavaScript
8 273 (27.35%) Linux
9 254 (25.45%) .NET
10 242 (24.25%) HTML
11 222 (22.24%) OO
12 215 (21.54%) Degree
13 200 (20.04%) Windows
14 197 (19.74%) Python
14 197 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
15 195 (19.54%) Git (software)
16 189 (18.94%) C
17 188 (18.84%) TDD
18 185 (18.54%) CSS
19 168 (16.83%) SQL Server
20 166 (16.63%) Scrum
21 163 (16.33%) NoSQL
22 150 (15.03%) MVC
23 141 (14.13%) Multithreading
24 127 (12.73%) Computer Science
25 122 (12.22%) Subversion
26 120 (12.02%) Automated Testing
27 119 (11.92%) Web Services
28 116 (11.62%) AngularJS
29 115 (11.52%) Finance

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 40 (4.01%) Tomcat
2 37 (3.71%) IIS
3 36 (3.61%) JBoss
4 31 (3.11%) Apache Spark
5 25 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (2.10%) Apache
7 18 (1.80%) SharePoint
8 17 (1.70%) WebSphere
9 16 (1.60%) Jetty
9 16 (1.60%) nginx
10 15 (1.50%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.90%) Confluence
12 7 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.60%) Drupal
13 6 (0.60%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.60%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.40%) CMS
15 3 (0.30%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (2.00%) MS Office
2 17 (1.70%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.40%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.10%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.10%) MS Project
7 1 (0.10%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.50%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) Magento
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 86 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.40%) SaaS
4 18 (1.80%) Office 365
5 16 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (1.00%) CloudFront
7 7 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.60%) Sumo Logic
9 5 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.50%) PaaS
10 4 (0.40%) iTunes
11 3 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.30%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.10%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.10%) Force.com
12 1 (0.10%) GitHub
12 1 (0.10%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 65 (6.51%) TCP/IP
2 42 (4.21%) HTTP
3 37 (3.71%) Internet
4 27 (2.71%) Wireless
5 18 (1.80%) Bluetooth
5 18 (1.80%) LDAP
6 15 (1.50%) 802.11
7 12 (1.20%) FTP
7 12 (1.20%) Kerberos
7 12 (1.20%) SNMP
8 11 (1.10%) GSM
9 10 (1.00%) 3G
10 8 (0.80%) 4G
10 8 (0.80%) Firewall
10 8 (0.80%) Network Security
10 8 (0.80%) OpenFlow
11 7 (0.70%) DNS
11 7 (0.70%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.60%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 163 (16.33%) NoSQL
3 102 (10.22%) MySQL
4 84 (8.42%) MongoDB
5 50 (5.01%) Big Data
6 44 (4.41%) Relational Database
7 43 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 28 (2.81%) Hadoop
10 20 (2.00%) Redis
11 15 (1.50%) InterSystems Cache
11 15 (1.50%) Oracle Database
11 15 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.40%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (1.10%) Apache Hive
15 10 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (1.00%) Blockchain
15 10 (1.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 195 (19.54%) Git (software)
2 122 (12.22%) Subversion
3 103 (10.32%) Visual Studio
4 71 (7.11%) Jenkins
5 58 (5.81%) Mercurial
6 55 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 47 (4.71%) JUnit
8 45 (4.51%) Maven
9 37 (3.71%) JIRA
10 36 (3.61%) Ant
11 28 (2.81%) Eclipse
12 27 (2.71%) Hudson
12 27 (2.71%) Selenium
13 23 (2.30%) Grunt
14 19 (1.90%) TeamCity
15 17 (1.70%) Babel
16 15 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
17 14 (1.40%) gulp
18 13 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
18 13 (1.30%) webpack
General
1 115 (11.52%) Finance
2 60 (6.01%) Electronics
3 46 (4.61%) Games
4 29 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.81%) Retail
6 20 (2.00%) Banking
7 16 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.30%) Marketing
9 12 (1.20%) Aerospace
10 11 (1.10%) Automotive
10 11 (1.10%) Billing
11 9 (0.90%) Back Office
12 8 (0.80%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.70%) Advertising
14 6 (0.60%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.50%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.50%) Publishing
16 3 (0.30%) Front Office
16 3 (0.30%) Legal
17 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (25.45%) .NET
2 242 (24.25%) HTML
3 185 (18.54%) CSS
4 119 (11.92%) Web Services
5 116 (11.62%) AngularJS
6 112 (11.22%) Spring
7 109 (10.92%) REST
8 106 (10.62%) ASP.NET
9 99 (9.92%) XML
10 85 (8.52%) WPF
11 82 (8.22%) HTML5
12 76 (7.62%) Node.js
13 73 (7.31%) Hibernate
13 73 (7.31%) RESTful
14 68 (6.81%) jQuery
15 57 (5.71%) JSON
16 56 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
17 54 (5.41%) .NET Framework
18 52 (5.21%) J2EE
18 52 (5.21%) React
Miscellaneous
1 127 (12.73%) Computer Science
2 110 (11.02%) Algorithms
3 82 (8.22%) Data Structures
4 50 (5.01%) Embedded Systems
5 44 (4.41%) Fintech
6 34 (3.41%) User Experience
7 29 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
9 22 (2.20%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.40%) Internet of Things
13 10 (1.00%) Animation
13 10 (1.00%) Device Driver
13 10 (1.00%) PMI
14 8 (0.80%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.80%) Xbox
15 7 (0.70%) iPad
15 7 (0.70%) Smart Home
15 7 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 273 (27.35%) Linux
2 200 (20.04%) Windows
3 47 (4.71%) Android
4 36 (3.61%) Unix
5 20 (2.00%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.60%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.50%) Windows XP
8 12 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
8 12 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.80%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.70%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.60%) Solaris
11 6 (0.60%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.40%) VMS
14 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.10%) CentOS
15 1 (0.10%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 985 (98.70%) Software Engineering
2 415 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (22.24%) OO
4 197 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
5 188 (18.84%) TDD
6 166 (16.63%) Scrum
7 150 (15.03%) MVC
8 141 (14.13%) Multithreading
9 120 (12.02%) Automated Testing
10 106 (10.62%) Unit Testing
11 96 (9.62%) Mentoring
12 90 (9.02%) DevOps
12 90 (9.02%) Microservices
13 80 (8.02%) Open Source
14 69 (6.91%) OOP
15 66 (6.61%) Mathematics
16 59 (5.91%) Pair Programming
16 59 (5.91%) SDLC
17 55 (5.51%) UML
18 54 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 400 (40.08%) Java
2 382 (38.28%) C#
3 378 (37.88%) C++
4 310 (31.06%) SQL
5 307 (30.76%) JavaScript
6 197 (19.74%) Python
7 189 (18.94%) C
8 74 (7.41%) PHP
9 57 (5.71%) Ruby
10 47 (4.71%) Embedded C
11 40 (4.01%) Perl
12 37 (3.71%) Scala
13 34 (3.41%) Go
14 27 (2.71%) PowerShell
15 25 (2.51%) ES6
16 24 (2.40%) Shell Script
17 21 (2.10%) Groovy
18 20 (2.00%) Embedded C++
19 19 (1.90%) Elixir
20 15 (1.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 215 (21.54%) Degree
2 43 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.00%) PMI Certification
5 9 (0.90%) PhD
6 8 (0.80%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.50%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (0.40%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.20%) HNC
9 2 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.01%) QA
2 6 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.40%) GCP
4 2 (0.20%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.20%) JTAG
4 2 (0.20%) MISRA
5 1 (0.10%) Section 508
5 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (4.41%) Docker
2 21 (2.10%) Firmware
3 13 (1.30%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.20%) NFS
5 9 (0.90%) HDFS
5 9 (0.90%) KVM
6 8 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.30%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (2.40%) Puppet
2 21 (2.10%) Ansible
3 16 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.20%) Kubernetes
5 8 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (0.80%) Mesos
5 8 (0.80%) Nagios
5 8 (0.80%) rkt
6 6 (0.60%) Grafana
6 6 (0.60%) Opsview
6 6 (0.60%) Riemann
7 5 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.30%) Oozie
9 1 (0.10%) FreeIPA
9 1 (0.10%) yum
9 1 (0.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 108 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 69 (6.91%) Oracle
3 22 (2.20%) Adobe
3 22 (2.20%) Google
3 22 (2.20%) Splunk
4 21 (2.10%) Dell
5 16 (1.60%) HP
6 15 (1.50%) Atlassian
6 15 (1.50%) ILOG
7 14 (1.40%) Altova
7 14 (1.40%) Zend
8 13 (1.30%) VMware
9 12 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.80%) Fiorano
10 8 (0.80%) Talend
10 8 (0.80%) WSO2
11 7 (0.70%) SAP
11 7 (0.70%) Sophos
11 7 (0.70%) Twitter
12 6 (0.60%) IBM
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: To £50,000 + Bonus / Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Highly competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £64000 per annum + Superb Package , incl Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus(10%), health, pension etc
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum Up to £55K + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + stock options
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago