Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 354 453 531
Rank change year-on-year +99 +78 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,424 1,121 949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 0.67% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.70% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,154 921 770
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

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 153,015 160,018 179,940
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.06% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 124,154 130,190 152,960
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +149 536 £72,500 +11.54% 70
South East +86 370 £55,000 - 56
North of England -3 194 £50,000 -4.76% 20
South West +20 135 £50,000 +11.11% 17
East of England +7 131 £52,500 - 30
North West +18 121 £50,000 - 11
Midlands +10 59 £52,500 +16.67% 18
Yorkshire -15 51 £50,000 -16.67% 8
West Midlands +42 46 £55,000 +18.92% 15
North East -4 22 £47,500 +18.75% 1
East Midlands -5 13 £49,000 +8.89% 3
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 1,411 (99.09%) Software Engineering
2 797 (55.97%) Agile Software Development
3 607 (42.63%) Java
4 506 (35.53%) C#
5 449 (31.53%) JavaScript
6 428 (30.06%) C++
7 376 (26.40%) TDD
8 358 (25.14%) .NET
9 355 (24.93%) Scrum
10 349 (24.51%) SQL
11 299 (21.00%) Degree
12 291 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
13 280 (19.66%) AngularJS
14 279 (19.59%) C
15 263 (18.47%) OO
16 253 (17.77%) Python
17 252 (17.70%) HTML
18 238 (16.71%) Mentoring
19 225 (15.80%) Spring
20 220 (15.45%) Amazon AWS
20 220 (15.45%) Git (software)
21 219 (15.38%) Microservices
22 215 (15.10%) Linux
23 209 (14.68%) CSS
24 206 (14.47%) Finance
25 205 (14.40%) SDLC
26 202 (14.19%) Computer Science
27 200 (14.04%) MVC
28 170 (11.94%) ASP.NET
29 166 (11.66%) Web Services

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 54 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
2 51 (3.58%) CMS
3 29 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 28 (1.97%) Apache
5 24 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.40%) JBoss
7 12 (0.84%) IIS
8 9 (0.63%) Sitefinity
9 7 (0.49%) Confluence
9 7 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.42%) Ethereum
10 6 (0.42%) NServiceBus
10 6 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.35%) WordPress
12 4 (0.28%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.28%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.28%) nginx
13 3 (0.21%) Jetty
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.21%) LibreOffice
4 2 (0.14%) Maya
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.14%) Simulink
5 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.070%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
1 7 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.14%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.070%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.070%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.070%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 220 (15.45%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (4.92%) SaaS
4 64 (4.49%) GitHub
5 31 (2.18%) PaaS
6 21 (1.47%) Serverless
7 19 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.63%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.63%) Trello
11 8 (0.56%) IaaS
12 7 (0.49%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.42%) npm
14 5 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.35%) Heroku
15 4 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
16 3 (0.21%) Office 365
17 2 (0.14%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.74%) Internet
2 29 (2.04%) HTTP
3 16 (1.12%) Bluetooth
3 16 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.98%) Ethernet
5 12 (0.84%) RS-232
6 10 (0.70%) VoIP
7 9 (0.63%) 3G
7 9 (0.63%) 4G
7 9 (0.63%) Broadband
8 8 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (0.56%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.49%) AMQP
9 7 (0.49%) DVB
9 7 (0.49%) NFC
9 7 (0.49%) SNMP
10 5 (0.35%) WAN
11 4 (0.28%) RS-485
11 4 (0.28%) RTP
12 3 (0.21%) HbbTV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 110 (7.72%) NoSQL
3 99 (6.95%) MongoDB
4 94 (6.60%) MySQL
5 89 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 70 (4.92%) Big Data
7 58 (4.07%) Apache Cassandra
8 42 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
9 37 (2.60%) Blockchain
10 36 (2.53%) Hadoop
11 25 (1.76%) Redis
12 19 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 17 (1.19%) Apache Hive
13 17 (1.19%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
15 11 (0.77%) Impala
15 11 (0.77%) Sqoop
16 10 (0.70%) Apache Accumulo
17 8 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 220 (15.45%) Git (software)
2 112 (7.87%) Jenkins
2 112 (7.87%) Visual Studio
3 73 (5.13%) Selenium
4 69 (4.85%) JUnit
5 60 (4.21%) Subversion
6 56 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 55 (3.86%) JIRA
8 51 (3.58%) Maven
9 39 (2.74%) Cucumber
9 39 (2.74%) TeamCity
10 34 (2.39%) Gradle
11 30 (2.11%) NUnit
12 29 (2.04%) Jasmine
13 28 (1.97%) JMeter
14 25 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
15 24 (1.69%) Eclipse
15 24 (1.69%) Mocha
16 21 (1.47%) Mercurial
17 19 (1.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 206 (14.47%) Finance
2 66 (4.63%) Electronics
3 60 (4.21%) Retail
4 53 (3.72%) Games
5 48 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 43 (3.02%) Banking
7 32 (2.25%) Marketing
8 31 (2.18%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.83%) Automotive
10 21 (1.47%) Aerospace
11 19 (1.33%) Military
12 17 (1.19%) Multimedia
13 16 (1.12%) Law
14 14 (0.98%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.77%) Publishing
16 8 (0.56%) Advertising
17 7 (0.49%) Arabic Language
17 7 (0.49%) Front Office
17 7 (0.49%) Hindi Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (25.14%) .NET
2 280 (19.66%) AngularJS
3 252 (17.70%) HTML
4 225 (15.80%) Spring
5 209 (14.68%) CSS
6 170 (11.94%) ASP.NET
7 166 (11.66%) Web Services
8 163 (11.45%) React
9 154 (10.81%) RESTful
10 153 (10.74%) REST
11 134 (9.41%) Node.js
12 121 (8.50%) HTML5
13 100 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
14 97 (6.81%) .NET Framework
15 94 (6.60%) Hibernate
16 89 (6.25%) WPF
17 88 (6.18%) WCF
18 77 (5.41%) CSS3
19 76 (5.34%) jQuery
20 69 (4.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 202 (14.19%) Computer Science
2 81 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
3 78 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (5.41%) Algorithms
5 73 (5.13%) User Experience
6 59 (4.14%) Fintech
7 54 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
8 52 (3.65%) Mobile App
9 41 (2.88%) Data Structures
10 31 (2.18%) Management Information System
11 28 (1.97%) Public Cloud
12 26 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
13 17 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
13 17 (1.19%) Robotics
14 15 (1.05%) Fixed Income
14 15 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (0.98%) Equities
16 13 (0.91%) Blog
17 12 (0.84%) PKI
18 11 (0.77%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 215 (15.10%) Linux
2 153 (10.74%) Windows
3 70 (4.92%) Android
4 50 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 30 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
6 27 (1.90%) Unix
7 10 (0.70%) VxWorks
8 8 (0.56%) Nucleus RTOS
8 8 (0.56%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.35%) Solaris
10 4 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
10 4 (0.28%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.070%) CentOS
13 1 (0.070%) Fedora
13 1 (0.070%) VMS
13 1 (0.070%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,411 (99.09%) Software Engineering
2 797 (55.97%) Agile Software Development
3 376 (26.40%) TDD
4 355 (24.93%) Scrum
5 291 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
6 263 (18.47%) OO
7 238 (16.71%) Mentoring
8 219 (15.38%) Microservices
9 205 (14.40%) SDLC
10 200 (14.04%) MVC
11 166 (11.66%) Test Automation
12 160 (11.24%) BDD
13 134 (9.41%) Unit Testing
14 121 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
15 120 (8.43%) Multithreading
15 120 (8.43%) SOLID
16 99 (6.95%) DevOps
17 97 (6.81%) Open Source
18 96 (6.74%) Kanban
19 94 (6.60%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 607 (42.63%) Java
2 506 (35.53%) C#
3 449 (31.53%) JavaScript
4 428 (30.06%) C++
5 349 (24.51%) SQL
6 279 (19.59%) C
7 253 (17.77%) Python
8 105 (7.37%) Java 8
9 85 (5.97%) Scala
10 83 (5.83%) PHP
11 78 (5.48%) Ruby
12 58 (4.07%) Embedded C
13 41 (2.88%) Go
14 39 (2.74%) Embedded C++
15 30 (2.11%) TypeScript
16 29 (2.04%) T-SQL
17 28 (1.97%) VB.NET
18 27 (1.90%) Assembly Language
19 19 (1.33%) Erlang
20 18 (1.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 299 (21.00%) Degree
2 113 (7.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 65 (4.56%) Security Cleared
4 52 (3.65%) SC Cleared
5 19 (1.33%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.33%) Master's Degree
6 12 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.35%) PhD
8 3 (0.21%) OCP
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.14%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.070%) EMC Certification
10 1 (0.070%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.49%) QA
2 12 (0.84%) MISRA
3 11 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.63%) GCP
5 7 (0.49%) GDPR
5 7 (0.49%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.14%) ECSS
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 26262
6 2 (0.14%) PMO
6 2 (0.14%) PSD2
6 2 (0.14%) SLA
7 1 (0.070%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.070%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.070%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 141 (9.90%) Docker
2 30 (2.11%) Firmware
3 11 (0.77%) Apache Flume
3 11 (0.77%) HDFS
3 11 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.14%) Varnish
7 1 (0.070%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.070%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.070%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.070%) LXC
7 1 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (3.09%) Kubernetes
2 41 (2.88%) Ansible
3 20 (1.40%) Terraform
4 8 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.28%) Puppet
6 2 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.14%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.070%) Ambari
7 1 (0.070%) Control-M
7 1 (0.070%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.070%) Nagios
7 1 (0.070%) Oozie
7 1 (0.070%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.070%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 141 (9.90%) Microsoft
2 77 (5.41%) Oracle
3 38 (2.67%) Sun
4 36 (2.53%) Google
5 23 (1.62%) Capita
5 23 (1.62%) Xamarin
6 16 (1.12%) SAP
6 16 (1.12%) WorldPay
7 13 (0.91%) Cloudera
7 13 (0.91%) VMware
8 9 (0.63%) HP
9 8 (0.56%) Dell
10 7 (0.49%) Apple
10 7 (0.49%) Assembla
10 7 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.42%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.42%) Xceptor
12 5 (0.35%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.35%) Birst
12 5 (0.35%) Facebook