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The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 148 241 286
Rank change year-on-year +93 +45 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 3,706 1,170 963
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.69% 1.44% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 1.55% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 905 705 755
10th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £42,000
25th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £49,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -4.00%
75th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £127,300 £95,000 £90,750
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £58,750
% change year-on-year +12.00% +6.38% +2.17%

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 127,658 75,305 81,459
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.63% 92.36% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 73,091 58,331 66,733
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.50%
75th Percentile £79,000 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +90 2,556 £90,000 +16.13% 123
South East +47 331 £65,000 +8.33% 45
North of England +33 290 £57,500 +4.55% 46
East of England +75 226 £77,500 +7.83% 30
North West +23 194 £57,500 +4.55% 27
South West -21 150 £60,000 +9.09% 28
Midlands -38 106 £60,000 +9.09% 24
Yorkshire +2 86 £57,500 +10.58% 10
East Midlands 0 58 £55,000 +15.79% 8
West Midlands -53 48 £65,500 +19.09% 16
North East -17 11 £55,000 +1.85% 9
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following 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 3,669 (99.00%) Software Engineering
2 1,881 (50.76%) Agile
3 1,611 (43.47%) Python
4 1,538 (41.50%) AWS
5 1,492 (40.26%) Java
6 1,270 (34.27%) JavaScript
6 1,270 (34.27%) React
7 1,151 (31.06%) Microservices
8 1,087 (29.33%) CI/CD
9 1,058 (28.55%) Kubernetes
10 1,041 (28.09%) Docker
11 995 (26.85%) TDD
12 953 (25.72%) TypeScript
13 926 (24.99%) Mentoring
14 895 (24.15%) Finance
15 859 (23.18%) C#
16 842 (22.72%) Social Skills
17 777 (20.97%) SQL
18 763 (20.59%) DevOps
19 750 (20.24%) Test Automation
20 749 (20.21%) Node.js
21 745 (20.10%) Azure
22 725 (19.56%) Full Stack Development
23 698 (18.83%) .NET
24 691 (18.65%) Pair Programming
25 638 (17.22%) Problem-Solving
26 632 (17.05%) PostgreSQL
27 626 (16.89%) Degree
28 619 (16.70%) Git (software)
29 618 (16.68%) Terraform

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
1 155 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
2 74 (2.00%) Confluence
3 68 (1.83%) Apache
4 60 (1.62%) Apache Spark
5 48 (1.30%) CMS
6 32 (0.86%) OpenStack
7 31 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
8 17 (0.46%) Apache Pulsar
9 16 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
9 16 (0.43%) nginx
10 13 (0.35%) Drupal
11 10 (0.27%) WordPress
12 7 (0.19%) Headless CMS
13 6 (0.16%) Jupyter
13 6 (0.16%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.081%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.081%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.054%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.054%) JBoss
15 2 (0.054%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (0.22%) AutoCAD
2 6 (0.16%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.13%) SketchUp
4 2 (0.054%) Simulink
5 1 (0.027%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.027%) Blender
5 1 (0.027%) Houdini
5 1 (0.027%) Maya
Business Applications
1 16 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.32%) Magento
3 9 (0.24%) Shopify
4 6 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.081%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.054%) Endur
8 1 (0.027%) assyst
8 1 (0.027%) Exstream
8 1 (0.027%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,538 (41.50%) AWS
2 745 (20.10%) Azure
3 559 (15.08%) Serverless
4 488 (13.17%) GCP
5 364 (9.82%) GitHub
6 303 (8.18%) AWS Lambda
7 225 (6.07%) SaaS
8 181 (4.88%) Amazon S3
9 153 (4.13%) Amazon ECS
10 146 (3.94%) Amazon SQS
11 126 (3.40%) Amazon EC2
12 106 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
13 104 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
14 96 (2.59%) PaaS
15 81 (2.19%) Heroku
16 79 (2.13%) GitHub Actions
17 71 (1.92%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 70 (1.89%) Amazon EKS
19 58 (1.57%) CloudFront
20 54 (1.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 127 (3.43%) HTTP
2 55 (1.48%) Internet
3 45 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 36 (0.97%) Broadband
5 29 (0.78%) PPP
6 25 (0.67%) DNS
7 20 (0.54%) DKIM
7 20 (0.54%) DMARC
8 19 (0.51%) MQTT
9 16 (0.43%) Wireless
10 15 (0.40%) Kerberos
11 12 (0.32%) Bluetooth
11 12 (0.32%) Modbus
12 10 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.24%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.16%) 5G
15 5 (0.13%) RIP
15 5 (0.13%) SMS
16 4 (0.11%) FTP
16 4 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 632 (17.05%) PostgreSQL
2 413 (11.14%) NoSQL
3 362 (9.77%) MySQL
4 340 (9.17%) Relational Database
5 305 (8.23%) Redis
6 262 (7.07%) Big Data
7 218 (5.88%) SQL Server
8 176 (4.75%) MongoDB
9 147 (3.97%) Amazon RDS
10 136 (3.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 119 (3.21%) Amazon Aurora
12 64 (1.73%) RDBMS
13 36 (0.97%) Metadata
14 34 (0.92%) Hadoop
15 25 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
16 20 (0.54%) BigQuery
17 19 (0.51%) Neo4j
18 16 (0.43%) Couchbase
18 16 (0.43%) Power BI
19 15 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 619 (16.70%) Git (software)
2 382 (10.31%) Jenkins
3 209 (5.64%) GitLab
4 171 (4.61%) JIRA
5 122 (3.29%) CircleCI
6 112 (3.02%) Cypress.io
7 104 (2.81%) TeamCity
8 82 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 78 (2.10%) webpack
10 75 (2.02%) Maven
11 71 (1.92%) Selenium
12 68 (1.83%) Bitbucket
13 66 (1.78%) JUnit
14 55 (1.48%) Gradle
15 47 (1.27%) Babel
16 43 (1.16%) Subversion
17 39 (1.05%) SonarQube
18 36 (0.97%) Mockito
19 33 (0.89%) Visual Studio
20 28 (0.76%) Cucumber
General
1 895 (24.15%) Finance
2 842 (22.72%) Social Skills
3 298 (8.04%) Games
4 227 (6.13%) Banking
5 206 (5.56%) Retail
6 196 (5.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 177 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
8 150 (4.05%) Legal
9 149 (4.02%) Marketing
10 126 (3.40%) Electronics
11 97 (2.62%) Front Office
12 84 (2.27%) Public Sector
13 82 (2.21%) Automotive
14 73 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
15 69 (1.86%) Telecoms
16 64 (1.73%) Publishing
17 62 (1.67%) Manufacturing
18 61 (1.65%) Advertising
19 55 (1.48%) Presentation Skills
20 47 (1.27%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,270 (34.27%) React
2 749 (20.21%) Node.js
3 698 (18.83%) .NET
4 446 (12.03%) CSS
5 407 (10.98%) GraphQL
6 405 (10.93%) RESTful
7 400 (10.79%) REST
8 383 (10.33%) Spring
9 347 (9.36%) HTML
10 318 (8.58%) AngularJS
11 302 (8.15%) Kafka
12 274 (7.39%) Spring Boot
13 272 (7.34%) Vue.js
14 259 (6.99%) .NET Core
15 218 (5.88%) React Native
16 212 (5.72%) Django
17 194 (5.23%) .NET Framework
18 179 (4.83%) Web Services
19 173 (4.67%) ASP.NET
20 166 (4.48%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 461 (12.44%) Algorithms
2 460 (12.41%) User Experience
3 313 (8.45%) Data Structures
4 282 (7.61%) Mobile App
5 140 (3.78%) Cloud Native
6 130 (3.51%) Equities
7 119 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
8 118 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
9 115 (3.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 114 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
11 106 (2.86%) Blog
11 106 (2.86%) Hedge funds
12 95 (2.56%) Fixed Income
13 92 (2.48%) Derivative
14 86 (2.32%) IoT
15 82 (2.21%) Virtual Team
16 77 (2.08%) Renewable Energy
17 64 (1.73%) Legacy Systems
18 61 (1.65%) Smartphone
19 50 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 441 (11.90%) Linux
2 182 (4.91%) Android
3 130 (3.51%) Apple iOS
4 94 (2.54%) Windows
5 86 (2.32%) Unix
6 47 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
7 46 (1.24%) Ubuntu
8 27 (0.73%) VMS
9 24 (0.65%) CentOS
10 16 (0.43%) Debian
11 11 (0.30%) FreeRTOS
11 11 (0.30%) ThreadX
12 8 (0.22%) Robot Operating System
13 4 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.081%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.027%) AIX
15 1 (0.027%) HPUX
15 1 (0.027%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.027%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,669 (99.00%) Software Engineering
2 1,881 (50.76%) Agile
3 1,151 (31.06%) Microservices
4 1,087 (29.33%) CI/CD
5 995 (26.85%) TDD
6 926 (24.99%) Mentoring
7 763 (20.59%) DevOps
8 750 (20.24%) Test Automation
9 725 (19.56%) Full Stack Development
10 691 (18.65%) Pair Programming
11 638 (17.22%) Problem-Solving
12 611 (16.49%) Computer Science
13 607 (16.38%) Scrum
14 531 (14.33%) Machine Learning
15 510 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
16 471 (12.71%) Data Science
17 450 (12.14%) OO
18 392 (10.58%) Open Source
19 379 (10.23%) Artificial Intelligence
20 374 (10.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,611 (43.47%) Python
2 1,492 (40.26%) Java
3 1,270 (34.27%) JavaScript
4 953 (25.72%) TypeScript
5 859 (23.18%) C#
6 777 (20.97%) SQL
7 513 (13.84%) C++
8 357 (9.63%) Go
9 335 (9.04%) Ruby
10 288 (7.77%) C
11 229 (6.18%) Kotlin
12 174 (4.70%) PHP
13 159 (4.29%) Rust
14 105 (2.83%) Scala
15 95 (2.56%) ES6
16 82 (2.21%) Clojure
17 80 (2.16%) PowerShell
18 65 (1.75%) Elixir
19 58 (1.57%) Bash
20 52 (1.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 626 (16.89%) Degree
2 315 (8.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 56 (1.51%) Security Cleared
4 41 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
5 37 (1.00%) Master's Degree
6 36 (0.97%) PhD
7 24 (0.65%) SC Cleared
8 22 (0.59%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.16%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.16%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.16%) HND
10 3 (0.081%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.027%) CFA
11 1 (0.027%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 363 (9.79%) QA
2 66 (1.78%) Accessibility
3 34 (0.92%) SLA
4 23 (0.62%) ISO 26262
5 15 (0.40%) SEPA
6 10 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.27%) IEC 62304
6 10 (0.27%) ISO 13485
7 9 (0.24%) GDPR
8 8 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.13%) JTAG
9 5 (0.13%) WCAG
10 1 (0.027%) DICOM
10 1 (0.027%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1,041 (28.09%) Docker
2 69 (1.86%) Firmware
3 19 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 13 (0.35%) LXC
5 4 (0.11%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.054%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.027%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1,058 (28.55%) Kubernetes
2 618 (16.68%) Terraform
3 110 (2.97%) Ansible
4 85 (2.29%) Prometheus
5 83 (2.24%) Grafana
6 42 (1.13%) Puppet
7 41 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (0.76%) Cisco IPCC
9 27 (0.73%) Kibana
10 23 (0.62%) HP Fortify
11 21 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
12 13 (0.35%) Istio
13 8 (0.22%) Marathon
14 6 (0.16%) Bugsnag
15 1 (0.027%) AirWatch
15 1 (0.027%) Consul
15 1 (0.027%) Kustomize
15 1 (0.027%) Salt
Vendors
1 276 (7.45%) Google
2 223 (6.02%) Microsoft
3 211 (5.69%) Twitter
4 63 (1.70%) Apple
5 58 (1.57%) Samsung
6 56 (1.51%) LexisNexis
7 42 (1.13%) BT
7 42 (1.13%) Facebook
8 40 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (1.00%) TrueLayer
10 36 (0.97%) Bloomberg
11 32 (0.86%) Dell
11 32 (0.86%) Palantir
12 29 (0.78%) CrowdStrike
12 29 (0.78%) Oracle
13 28 (0.76%) ANSYS
14 24 (0.65%) BEA
14 24 (0.65%) Spotify
15 22 (0.59%) Atlassian
15 22 (0.59%) GoldenSource