Period
to 1 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 1 December 2021.

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
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 193 293 290
Rank change year-on-year +100 -3 +68
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 2,157 550 1,412
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.91% 1.09% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.15% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 903 470 1,036
10th Percentile £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £48,581
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - -4.00%
75th Percentile £92,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £118,750 £95,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -

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 103,094 47,911 117,939
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.38% 95.05% 95.64%
Number of salaries quoted 73,140 40,663 96,516
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 1 December 2021.

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 1 December 2021. 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 +156 1,235 £87,500 +16.67% 117
South East +44 373 £60,000 - 51
North of England -69 230 £55,000 - 79
South West +31 141 £55,000 +1.38% 32
North West -30 136 £56,250 +2.27% 60
Yorkshire -90 79 £55,000 +4.76% 17
Midlands -103 63 £60,000 +14.29% 32
East of England -75 54 £68,750 +14.58% 28
West Midlands -88 35 £60,000 +4.35% 21
East Midlands -71 28 £50,000 +5.26% 11
North East -19 15 £55,000 +12.82% 2
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 1 December 2021, 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 2,151 (99.72%) Software Engineering
2 1,170 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
3 941 (43.63%) Java
4 840 (38.94%) AWS
5 712 (33.01%) JavaScript
6 691 (32.04%) React
7 653 (30.27%) Docker
8 651 (30.18%) Python
9 601 (27.86%) DevOps
10 590 (27.35%) Microservices
11 541 (25.08%) Kubernetes
12 536 (24.85%) Full Stack Development
13 524 (24.29%) C#
14 521 (24.15%) Azure
15 503 (23.32%) Finance
16 497 (23.04%) Social Skills
17 451 (20.91%) Node.js
18 447 (20.72%) Mentoring
19 438 (20.31%) TDD
20 433 (20.07%) TypeScript
21 420 (19.47%) .NET
22 416 (19.29%) Degree
23 392 (18.17%) Computer Science
24 367 (17.01%) SQL
25 326 (15.11%) C++
26 325 (15.07%) Git (software)
27 321 (14.88%) Jenkins
28 316 (14.65%) GCP
29 314 (14.56%) Web Services
30 313 (14.51%) PostgreSQL

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 91 (4.22%) Elasticsearch
2 54 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 47 (2.18%) Confluence
4 40 (1.85%) Apache
5 27 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
6 24 (1.11%) CMS
7 23 (1.07%) WebLogic
8 22 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
9 20 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
9 20 (0.93%) ArcGIS
9 20 (0.93%) GeoServer
10 19 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 18 (0.83%) Apache Pulsar
12 12 (0.56%) GemFire
13 7 (0.32%) IIS
13 7 (0.32%) Magnolia
14 6 (0.28%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.28%) nginx
14 6 (0.28%) SharePoint
14 6 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.19%) Figma
1 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.093%) Simulink
3 1 (0.046%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 18 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (0.51%) Magento
2 11 (0.51%) Shopify
3 10 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
4 9 (0.42%) R3 Corda
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.046%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.046%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 840 (38.94%) AWS
2 521 (24.15%) Azure
3 316 (14.65%) GCP
4 274 (12.70%) Serverless
5 140 (6.49%) GitHub
6 127 (5.89%) SaaS
7 124 (5.75%) AWS Lambda
8 73 (3.38%) Amazon S3
9 72 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
10 71 (3.29%) Amazon SQS
11 69 (3.20%) OpenShift
12 58 (2.69%) Amazon Kinesis
13 48 (2.23%) Heroku
14 36 (1.67%) Amazon ECS
15 35 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
16 33 (1.53%) AWS Step Functions
17 32 (1.48%) PaaS
18 31 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
19 22 (1.02%) NuGet
20 20 (0.93%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 89 (4.13%) HTTP
2 49 (2.27%) Kerberos
3 26 (1.21%) Internet
4 23 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 19 (0.88%) Broadband
6 15 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (0.56%) Wireless
8 11 (0.51%) MQTT
9 10 (0.46%) Bluetooth
9 10 (0.46%) Ethernet
10 8 (0.37%) ZigBee
11 7 (0.32%) 5G
11 7 (0.32%) HTTPS
11 7 (0.32%) Modbus
12 6 (0.28%) PPP
13 5 (0.23%) IPsec
13 5 (0.23%) NFC
13 5 (0.23%) RS-485
13 5 (0.23%) SSL
13 5 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (14.51%) PostgreSQL
2 203 (9.41%) NoSQL
3 177 (8.21%) SQL Server
4 166 (7.70%) MySQL
5 155 (7.19%) Relational Database
6 146 (6.77%) Redis
7 145 (6.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 123 (5.70%) MongoDB
9 88 (4.08%) Big Data
10 54 (2.50%) Amazon Aurora
11 41 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
12 37 (1.72%) MariaDB
13 36 (1.67%) RDBMS
14 32 (1.48%) Hadoop
14 32 (1.48%) SQLite
15 31 (1.44%) HBase
16 30 (1.39%) Blockchain
17 25 (1.16%) Oracle Database
18 22 (1.02%) Amazon Athena
18 22 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 325 (15.07%) Git (software)
2 321 (14.88%) Jenkins
3 78 (3.62%) JIRA
4 65 (3.01%) Maven
5 55 (2.55%) Subversion
6 53 (2.46%) TeamCity
7 52 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 52 (2.41%) webpack
8 51 (2.36%) GitLab
9 47 (2.18%) JUnit
10 38 (1.76%) Cypress.io
11 34 (1.58%) Mockito
12 33 (1.53%) Visual Studio
13 32 (1.48%) Gradle
14 30 (1.39%) Babel
15 26 (1.21%) git-flow
16 25 (1.16%) gulp
17 24 (1.11%) CircleCI
18 23 (1.07%) Selenium
19 21 (0.97%) Toad
General
1 503 (23.32%) Finance
2 497 (23.04%) Social Skills
3 154 (7.14%) Banking
4 136 (6.31%) Games
5 96 (4.45%) Retail
6 92 (4.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 72 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
8 59 (2.74%) Legal
9 58 (2.69%) Marketing
10 55 (2.55%) Law
11 49 (2.27%) Electronics
12 46 (2.13%) Front Office
12 46 (2.13%) Manufacturing
13 40 (1.85%) Publishing
14 30 (1.39%) Public Sector
15 29 (1.34%) Presentation Skills
16 26 (1.21%) Police
17 25 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
18 21 (0.97%) Advertising
18 21 (0.97%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 691 (32.04%) React
2 451 (20.91%) Node.js
3 420 (19.47%) .NET
4 314 (14.56%) Web Services
5 268 (12.42%) Kafka
6 267 (12.38%) AngularJS
7 247 (11.45%) .NET Core
8 241 (11.17%) CSS
9 238 (11.03%) REST
9 238 (11.03%) Spring
10 234 (10.85%) GraphQL
11 228 (10.57%) RESTful
12 221 (10.25%) HTML
13 184 (8.53%) Spring Boot
14 146 (6.77%) Vue.js
15 123 (5.70%) .NET Framework
16 115 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
17 111 (5.15%) ASP.NET
18 108 (5.01%) JSON
19 101 (4.68%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 258 (11.96%) Algorithms
2 238 (11.03%) User Experience
3 132 (6.12%) Data Structures
4 130 (6.03%) Mobile App
5 116 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
6 78 (3.62%) Derivative
7 71 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
8 65 (3.01%) Cloud Native
9 61 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
10 41 (1.90%) Legacy Code
11 39 (1.81%) Fixed Income
12 37 (1.72%) Hedge funds
13 36 (1.67%) Virtual Team
14 34 (1.58%) Renewable Energy
15 31 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
16 30 (1.39%) Blog
16 30 (1.39%) Legacy Systems
16 30 (1.39%) Public Cloud
17 29 (1.34%) Equities
18 28 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 293 (13.58%) Linux
2 100 (4.64%) Android
3 99 (4.59%) Unix
4 85 (3.94%) Apple iOS
5 68 (3.15%) Windows
6 33 (1.53%) CentOS
7 30 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
8 28 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (1.25%) Ubuntu
10 21 (0.97%) Solaris
11 12 (0.56%) VxWorks
12 9 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
13 6 (0.28%) Debian
13 6 (0.28%) Windows Server
14 4 (0.19%) Robot Operating System
15 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.093%) ThreadX
16 2 (0.093%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 1 (0.046%) OpenWrt
17 1 (0.046%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,151 (99.72%) Software Engineering
2 1,170 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
3 601 (27.86%) DevOps
4 590 (27.35%) Microservices
5 536 (24.85%) Full Stack Development
6 447 (20.72%) Mentoring
7 438 (20.31%) TDD
8 392 (18.17%) Computer Science
9 312 (14.46%) Test Automation
10 311 (14.42%) OO
11 293 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
12 291 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
13 262 (12.15%) Scrum
14 242 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
15 235 (10.89%) Unit Testing
16 233 (10.80%) Machine Learning
17 201 (9.32%) Fintech
18 195 (9.04%) SDLC
19 184 (8.53%) OOP
20 176 (8.16%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 941 (43.63%) Java
2 712 (33.01%) JavaScript
3 651 (30.18%) Python
4 524 (24.29%) C#
5 433 (20.07%) TypeScript
6 367 (17.01%) SQL
7 326 (15.11%) C++
8 244 (11.31%) C
9 225 (10.43%) Go
10 164 (7.60%) Kotlin
11 155 (7.19%) Scala
12 130 (6.03%) Ruby
13 81 (3.76%) Java 8
14 79 (3.66%) PHP
15 70 (3.25%) ES6
16 53 (2.46%) Elixir
17 51 (2.36%) Rust
18 47 (2.18%) Shell Script
19 45 (2.09%) Clojure
20 30 (1.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 416 (19.29%) Degree
2 127 (5.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 68 (3.15%) Security Cleared
4 63 (2.92%) HND
5 41 (1.90%) Master's Degree
6 24 (1.11%) PhD
7 20 (0.93%) SC Cleared
8 16 (0.74%) AWS Certification
9 10 (0.46%) OCP
9 10 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
10 9 (0.42%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.19%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.14%) ISEB
14 2 (0.093%) CITP
15 1 (0.046%) BPSS Clearance
15 1 (0.046%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (6.31%) QA
2 43 (1.99%) Accessibility
3 26 (1.21%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.56%) ISO 13485
5 11 (0.51%) PSD2
5 11 (0.51%) SLA
6 8 (0.37%) IEC 62304
7 6 (0.28%) DICOM
8 5 (0.23%) GDPR
9 3 (0.14%) WCAG
10 2 (0.093%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.093%) MISRA
10 2 (0.093%) SEPA
11 1 (0.046%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 653 (30.27%) Docker
2 22 (1.02%) Firmware
3 15 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.46%) HDFS
5 7 (0.32%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.14%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.093%) NFS
8 2 (0.093%) Samba
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 541 (25.08%) Kubernetes
2 274 (12.70%) Terraform
3 149 (6.91%) Ansible
4 79 (3.66%) Prometheus
5 59 (2.74%) Grafana
6 35 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.60%) Graphite
8 12 (0.56%) Puppet
9 11 (0.51%) Argo
10 8 (0.37%) Apache Brooklyn
11 7 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.19%) Istio
12 4 (0.19%) Packer
13 3 (0.14%) HP Fortify
14 1 (0.046%) Consul
14 1 (0.046%) Data Guard
14 1 (0.046%) Kibana
14 1 (0.046%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 159 (7.37%) Google
2 113 (5.24%) Microsoft
3 94 (4.36%) Oracle
4 47 (2.18%) Xamarin
5 42 (1.95%) Samsung
6 37 (1.72%) Apple
7 30 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 25 (1.16%) VMware
9 16 (0.74%) BT
10 15 (0.70%) LexisNexis
11 14 (0.65%) Splunk
12 13 (0.60%) Cadence
12 13 (0.60%) Okta
12 13 (0.60%) SAP
13 12 (0.56%) Twitter
14 10 (0.46%) YouTube
15 7 (0.32%) Instagram
15 7 (0.32%) New Relic
16 6 (0.28%) NVIDIA
16 6 (0.28%) Rakuten