Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 365 392 515
Rank change year-on-year +27 +123 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,330 1,318 934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.81% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.84% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,112 1,041 764
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +8.37% -3.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,325
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%

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 147,424 156,891 172,845
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.90% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 119,787 126,570 146,169
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 22 October 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 October 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 +69 553 £72,500 +5.45% 82
South East +28 333 £55,000 +4.76% 84
South West +21 147 £50,000 +3.09% 31
North of England -50 146 £50,000 -2.91% 35
East of England -63 87 £52,500 - 38
North West -10 82 £52,500 +5.00% 19
Midlands +43 65 £55,000 +13.40% 12
West Midlands +43 46 £62,500 +28.87% 9
Yorkshire -35 45 £50,000 -4.76% 8
East Midlands -1 19 £50,000 +17.65% 3
North East -1 19 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1,319 (99.17%) Software Engineering
2 681 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
3 589 (44.29%) Java
4 506 (38.05%) C#
5 417 (31.35%) C++
6 399 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 354 (26.62%) .NET
8 341 (25.64%) TDD
9 294 (22.11%) SQL
10 268 (20.15%) C
11 266 (20.00%) Python
12 258 (19.40%) Scrum
13 252 (18.95%) HTML
14 245 (18.42%) Degree
15 244 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
16 240 (18.05%) Amazon AWS
17 236 (17.74%) Mentoring
18 232 (17.44%) AngularJS
19 226 (16.99%) OO
20 211 (15.86%) Microservices
21 210 (15.79%) Linux
22 202 (15.19%) CSS
23 192 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
24 184 (13.83%) SDLC
25 183 (13.76%) Spring
26 175 (13.16%) MVC
26 175 (13.16%) Finance
27 168 (12.63%) Computer Science
28 162 (12.18%) Git (software)
29 160 (12.03%) Docker

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 63 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (2.56%) CMS
3 25 (1.88%) Apache Spark
4 22 (1.65%) Apache
5 15 (1.13%) Tomcat
6 12 (0.90%) JBoss
7 9 (0.68%) Apache Solr
7 9 (0.68%) IIS
8 7 (0.53%) Confluence
8 7 (0.53%) nginx
8 7 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.45%) Ethereum
10 5 (0.38%) Jetty
10 5 (0.38%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.38%) WildFly
10 5 (0.38%) WordPress
11 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.30%) Sitefinity
11 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.23%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.38%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.30%) Simulink
4 3 (0.23%) LibreOffice
4 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Maya
6 1 (0.075%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.075%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.075%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 8 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.15%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.075%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.075%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.075%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 240 (18.05%) Amazon AWS
2 192 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (7.89%) SaaS
4 52 (3.91%) PaaS
5 36 (2.71%) GitHub
6 34 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.43%) Serverless
9 12 (0.90%) npm
10 11 (0.83%) Trello
11 8 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
11 8 (0.60%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.45%) Slack
13 5 (0.38%) Heroku
13 5 (0.38%) IaaS
14 4 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.30%) Route 53
15 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.78%) Internet
2 27 (2.03%) TCP/IP
3 23 (1.73%) HTTP
4 18 (1.35%) Bluetooth
5 12 (0.90%) RS-232
6 11 (0.83%) VoIP
7 10 (0.75%) 3G
7 10 (0.75%) 4G
8 9 (0.68%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.53%) RS-485
9 7 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.45%) DVB
10 6 (0.45%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.38%) NFC
12 4 (0.30%) AMQP
12 4 (0.30%) Broadband
12 4 (0.30%) RTP
13 3 (0.23%) 802.11
13 3 (0.23%) SNMP
13 3 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 87 (6.54%) NoSQL
3 81 (6.09%) Relational Database
4 79 (5.94%) Big Data
5 74 (5.56%) MySQL
6 71 (5.34%) MongoDB
7 54 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 35 (2.63%) Blockchain
9 27 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (1.58%) Hadoop
10 21 (1.58%) Redis
11 20 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 15 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (1.05%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.98%) DB2
15 10 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
15 10 (0.75%) Apache Hive
15 10 (0.75%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.60%) Geospatial Data
16 8 (0.60%) HBase
Development Applications
1 162 (12.18%) Git (software)
2 101 (7.59%) Visual Studio
3 89 (6.69%) Jenkins
4 50 (3.76%) Subversion
5 48 (3.61%) JIRA
6 47 (3.53%) Selenium
7 39 (2.93%) Cucumber
7 39 (2.93%) JUnit
8 37 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 34 (2.56%) Gradle
10 30 (2.26%) Maven
11 29 (2.18%) TeamCity
12 21 (1.58%) gulp
13 19 (1.43%) Ant
13 19 (1.43%) NUnit
14 16 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
15 15 (1.13%) webpack
16 13 (0.98%) Grunt
16 13 (0.98%) Mercurial
16 13 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 175 (13.16%) Finance
2 74 (5.56%) Electronics
3 62 (4.66%) Retail
4 55 (4.14%) Telecoms
5 51 (3.83%) Games
6 40 (3.01%) Marketing
7 33 (2.48%) Manufacturing
8 31 (2.33%) Banking
9 23 (1.73%) Automotive
10 17 (1.28%) Military
11 14 (1.05%) Law
11 14 (1.05%) Multimedia
11 14 (1.05%) Publishing
12 11 (0.83%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.60%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.45%) Advertising
15 6 (0.45%) Avionics
15 6 (0.45%) Back Office
15 6 (0.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (26.62%) .NET
2 252 (18.95%) HTML
3 232 (17.44%) AngularJS
4 202 (15.19%) CSS
5 183 (13.76%) Spring
6 152 (11.43%) ASP.NET
7 146 (10.98%) Web Services
8 135 (10.15%) React
9 131 (9.85%) REST
10 128 (9.62%) HTML5
11 127 (9.55%) RESTful
12 115 (8.65%) Node.js
13 95 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 93 (6.99%) WCF
15 83 (6.24%) .NET Framework
16 82 (6.17%) CSS3
17 78 (5.86%) Hibernate
18 74 (5.56%) WPF
19 67 (5.04%) Spring Boot
20 61 (4.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 168 (12.63%) Computer Science
2 98 (7.37%) Greenfield Project
3 91 (6.84%) Algorithms
4 66 (4.96%) User Experience
5 61 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
6 56 (4.21%) Public Cloud
7 49 (3.68%) Data Structures
8 48 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
9 45 (3.38%) Fintech
9 45 (3.38%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.95%) Management Information System
11 24 (1.80%) Device Driver
12 21 (1.58%) Equities
13 20 (1.50%) Fixed Income
13 20 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 18 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
15 17 (1.28%) Blog
15 17 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
16 16 (1.20%) N-Tier
17 15 (1.13%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 210 (15.79%) Linux
2 116 (8.72%) Windows
3 62 (4.66%) Android
4 44 (3.31%) Apple iOS
5 26 (1.95%) Embedded Linux
6 18 (1.35%) Unix
7 7 (0.53%) VxWorks
8 5 (0.38%) FreeRTOS
8 5 (0.38%) Solaris
8 5 (0.38%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.30%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.30%) Nucleus RTOS
9 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.30%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.075%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,319 (99.17%) Software Engineering
2 681 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
3 341 (25.64%) TDD
4 258 (19.40%) Scrum
5 244 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
6 236 (17.74%) Mentoring
7 226 (16.99%) OO
8 211 (15.86%) Microservices
9 184 (13.83%) SDLC
10 175 (13.16%) MVC
11 144 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
12 142 (10.68%) BDD
13 135 (10.15%) Test Automation
14 129 (9.70%) Multithreading
15 125 (9.40%) Unit Testing
16 108 (8.12%) Open Source
17 107 (8.05%) SOLID
18 105 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
19 101 (7.59%) DevOps
20 90 (6.77%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 589 (44.29%) Java
2 506 (38.05%) C#
3 417 (31.35%) C++
4 399 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 294 (22.11%) SQL
6 268 (20.15%) C
7 266 (20.00%) Python
8 89 (6.69%) Java 8
9 77 (5.79%) Scala
10 62 (4.66%) PHP
11 59 (4.44%) Ruby
12 42 (3.16%) Go
13 39 (2.93%) TypeScript
14 36 (2.71%) Embedded C
15 21 (1.58%) Embedded C++
16 17 (1.28%) VB.NET
17 16 (1.20%) Assembly Language
17 16 (1.20%) ES6
18 15 (1.13%) Objective-C
19 13 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 245 (18.42%) Degree
2 94 (7.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 28 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.28%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (0.60%) PhD
8 5 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.15%) MPhil
9 2 (0.15%) OCP
9 2 (0.15%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.075%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.83%) QA
2 15 (1.13%) MISRA
3 9 (0.68%) GDPR
4 7 (0.53%) MISRA C
5 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.15%) ECSS
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 26262
6 2 (0.15%) JTAG
6 2 (0.15%) PMO
7 1 (0.075%) DICOM
System Software
1 160 (12.03%) Docker
2 23 (1.73%) Firmware
3 9 (0.68%) HDFS
4 5 (0.38%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.30%) etcd
5 4 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 68 (5.11%) Kubernetes
2 49 (3.68%) Ansible
3 28 (2.11%) Terraform
4 10 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.75%) Puppet
5 6 (0.45%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.15%) SCCM
7 1 (0.075%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.075%) Nagios
7 1 (0.075%) Packer
7 1 (0.075%) Salt
Vendors
1 153 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 59 (4.44%) Oracle
3 49 (3.68%) Google
4 39 (2.93%) Sun
5 23 (1.73%) SAP
6 14 (1.05%) Xamarin
7 12 (0.90%) IBM
8 8 (0.60%) WorldPay
9 7 (0.53%) Assembla
9 7 (0.53%) VMware
10 6 (0.45%) Xceptor
11 5 (0.38%) Cloudera
11 5 (0.38%) InterSystems
12 4 (0.30%) Apple
12 4 (0.30%) Cisco
12 4 (0.30%) Dell
12 4 (0.30%) LexisNexis
12 4 (0.30%) NetApp
12 4 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.30%) Sony