Period
to 25 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 328 332 478
Rank change year-on-year +4 +146 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,327 1,551 979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 0.94% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.97% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 995 1,278 853
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.44%

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 132,138 159,783 154,887
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 96.48% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 106,064 131,649 129,619
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 +22 445 £72,500 +3.57% 76
South East +2 336 £62,500 +13.64% 50
South West +40 203 £50,000 - 37
North of England -1 182 £52,750 +5.50% 35
North West +33 136 £55,000 +10.00% 19
East of England -7 98 £55,000 -2.65% 61
Midlands +17 56 £48,500 -4.90% 26
West Midlands +5 36 £50,000 -4.76% 23
Yorkshire 0 36 £45,000 -10.00% 9
East Midlands +39 20 £48,500 -3.00% 3
North East +11 10 £48,750 +8.33% 7
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 1,276 (96.16%) Software Engineering
2 625 (47.10%) Agile Software Development
3 617 (46.50%) Java
4 573 (43.18%) C#
5 481 (36.25%) JavaScript
6 414 (31.20%) .NET
7 409 (30.82%) C++
8 372 (28.03%) Amazon AWS
9 351 (26.45%) Linux
10 316 (23.81%) HTML
11 303 (22.83%) Microservices
12 288 (21.70%) CSS
13 275 (20.72%) AngularJS
14 271 (20.42%) Python
15 262 (19.74%) Degree
16 261 (19.67%) SQL
17 252 (18.99%) C
17 252 (18.99%) Docker
18 250 (18.84%) TDD
19 246 (18.54%) Mentoring
20 234 (17.63%) Web Services
21 227 (17.11%) OO
22 216 (16.28%) MVC
23 208 (15.67%) ASP.NET
24 204 (15.37%) RESTful
25 202 (15.22%) Computer Science
26 201 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
27 199 (15.00%) Scrum
28 189 (14.24%) SDLC
29 188 (14.17%) SQL Server

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 70 (5.28%) Elasticsearch
2 49 (3.69%) Apache
3 45 (3.39%) Apache Spark
4 32 (2.41%) Confluence
5 25 (1.88%) JBoss
6 16 (1.21%) CMS
7 13 (0.98%) IIS
8 12 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (0.83%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (0.68%) nginx
11 9 (0.68%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.53%) Apache TomEE
12 7 (0.53%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.45%) Hyperledger
14 5 (0.38%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.38%) Ethereum
15 4 (0.30%) Apache Pig
16 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 88 (6.63%) Chatbot
2 6 (0.45%) Maple
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.075%) Simulink
4 1 (0.075%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.15%) Shopify
4 1 (0.075%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.075%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 372 (28.03%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (9.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 97 (7.31%) Cloud Computing
5 96 (7.23%) SaaS
6 62 (4.67%) IBM Cloud
7 61 (4.60%) npm
8 44 (3.32%) GitHub
9 41 (3.09%) Serverless
10 32 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
11 28 (2.11%) Amazon S3
12 25 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 25 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
13 20 (1.51%) Apigee
14 15 (1.13%) Slack
15 11 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 8 (0.60%) PaaS
17 7 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
17 7 (0.53%) OpenShift
18 5 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.41%) Internet
2 27 (2.03%) TCP/IP
3 22 (1.66%) Broadband
4 16 (1.21%) Modbus
4 16 (1.21%) RS-485
5 15 (1.13%) HTTP
6 12 (0.90%) Wireless
7 11 (0.83%) GSM
8 8 (0.60%) Ethernet
8 8 (0.60%) ZigBee
9 6 (0.45%) MQTT
9 6 (0.45%) VPN
9 6 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.30%) Network Security
11 3 (0.23%) 4G
11 3 (0.23%) AMQP
11 3 (0.23%) RS-232
11 3 (0.23%) RTP
11 3 (0.23%) VoIP
12 2 (0.15%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 181 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
3 171 (12.89%) MySQL
4 118 (8.89%) NoSQL
5 116 (8.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 96 (7.23%) Big Data
7 91 (6.86%) MongoDB
8 77 (5.80%) Relational Database
9 57 (4.30%) Hadoop
10 35 (2.64%) Amazon Redshift
10 35 (2.64%) Redis
11 28 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
13 21 (1.58%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.21%) Neo4j
15 12 (0.90%) HBase
16 11 (0.83%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.83%) DB2
17 8 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
18 7 (0.53%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 174 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 84 (6.33%) Jenkins
3 68 (5.12%) Visual Studio
4 63 (4.75%) webpack
5 62 (4.67%) Maven
6 61 (4.60%) Subversion
7 59 (4.45%) gulp
8 58 (4.37%) Babel
9 52 (3.92%) Selenium
10 47 (3.54%) JIRA
11 44 (3.32%) JUnit
12 33 (2.49%) Eclipse
13 29 (2.19%) Cucumber
13 29 (2.19%) Mercurial
14 26 (1.96%) Gatling
14 26 (1.96%) Gradle
15 23 (1.73%) Eclipse RCP
16 19 (1.43%) GitLab
17 17 (1.28%) Spock
18 16 (1.21%) Robot Framework
General
1 119 (8.97%) Finance
2 64 (4.82%) Retail
3 60 (4.52%) Electronics
4 54 (4.07%) Manufacturing
5 45 (3.39%) Marketing
6 43 (3.24%) Telecoms
7 34 (2.56%) Aerospace
8 32 (2.41%) Banking
9 27 (2.03%) Advertising
10 17 (1.28%) Automotive
10 17 (1.28%) Games
11 15 (1.13%) Publishing
12 12 (0.90%) Law
12 12 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.83%) Military
14 10 (0.75%) Avionics
15 9 (0.68%) Legal
16 8 (0.60%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.45%) Front Office
18 4 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 414 (31.20%) .NET
2 316 (23.81%) HTML
3 288 (21.70%) CSS
4 275 (20.72%) AngularJS
5 234 (17.63%) Web Services
6 208 (15.67%) ASP.NET
7 204 (15.37%) RESTful
8 166 (12.51%) Spring
9 158 (11.91%) Node.js
10 149 (11.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 133 (10.02%) React
12 117 (8.82%) REST
13 74 (5.58%) JSON
14 71 (5.35%) HTML5
15 65 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
16 63 (4.75%) Kafka
17 61 (4.60%) Spring Boot
18 54 (4.07%) Redux
19 52 (3.92%) GraphQL
20 42 (3.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.08%) Algorithms
2 79 (5.95%) Greenfield Project
3 74 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (4.97%) Data Structures
5 59 (4.45%) Device Driver
6 44 (3.32%) Embedded Systems
7 40 (3.01%) Fintech
7 40 (3.01%) Mobile App
8 37 (2.79%) User Experience
9 22 (1.66%) Client/Server
10 20 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (1.28%) CAN bus
12 17 (1.28%) Cloud Native
13 16 (1.21%) Public Cloud
14 14 (1.06%) Life Science
14 14 (1.06%) Tandem
15 13 (0.98%) Blog
16 10 (0.75%) Derivative
16 10 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 351 (26.45%) Linux
2 137 (10.32%) Windows
3 38 (2.86%) Android
4 37 (2.79%) Unix
5 27 (2.03%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.28%) FreeRTOS
7 15 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (0.68%) Solaris
9 7 (0.53%) CentOS
9 7 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.45%) AIX
10 6 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (0.38%) SmartOS
12 4 (0.30%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,276 (96.16%) Software Engineering
2 625 (47.10%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (22.83%) Microservices
4 250 (18.84%) TDD
5 246 (18.54%) Mentoring
6 227 (17.11%) OO
7 216 (16.28%) MVC
8 202 (15.22%) Computer Science
9 199 (15.00%) Scrum
10 189 (14.24%) SDLC
11 187 (14.09%) Test Automation
12 185 (13.94%) Continuous Delivery
13 179 (13.49%) DevOps
14 175 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
15 133 (10.02%) Coaching
15 133 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
16 97 (7.31%) Machine Learning
17 96 (7.23%) API Development
17 96 (7.23%) Technical Leadership
18 88 (6.63%) Conversational UI
Programming Languages
1 617 (46.50%) Java
2 573 (43.18%) C#
3 481 (36.25%) JavaScript
4 409 (30.82%) C++
5 271 (20.42%) Python
6 261 (19.67%) SQL
7 252 (18.99%) C
8 121 (9.12%) TypeScript
9 77 (5.80%) PHP
10 67 (5.05%) Scala
11 60 (4.52%) Go
12 59 (4.45%) Objective-C
13 55 (4.14%) Java 8
14 35 (2.64%) Ruby
15 25 (1.88%) Embedded C
16 24 (1.81%) ES6
17 22 (1.66%) MATLAB
18 16 (1.21%) JSX
18 16 (1.21%) PowerShell
19 13 (0.98%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 262 (19.74%) Degree
2 82 (6.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 27 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.36%) Numerate Degree
6 15 (1.13%) Chartered Engineer
7 14 (1.06%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.60%) PhD
9 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.23%) HND
10 3 (0.23%) MPhil
11 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.43%) QA
2 13 (0.98%) PSD2
3 5 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.30%) GDPR
4 4 (0.30%) JTAG
5 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.075%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.075%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.075%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 252 (18.99%) Docker
2 30 (2.26%) Firmware
3 11 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.30%) etcd
5 3 (0.23%) HDFS
5 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.075%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.075%) Varnish
6 1 (0.075%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.075%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 95 (7.16%) Ansible
2 89 (6.71%) Kubernetes
3 80 (6.03%) Puppet
4 70 (5.28%) Opscode Chef
5 59 (4.45%) Terraform
6 15 (1.13%) Mesos
7 11 (0.83%) Kibana
8 9 (0.68%) Marathon
9 5 (0.38%) Graphite
10 4 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.30%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.075%) Consul
11 1 (0.075%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.075%) Istio
11 1 (0.075%) logstash
11 1 (0.075%) Packer
Vendors
1 119 (8.97%) Google
2 94 (7.08%) Microsoft
3 79 (5.95%) Oracle
4 72 (5.43%) IBM
5 19 (1.43%) WorldPay
6 17 (1.28%) Cadence
7 15 (1.13%) Adobe
8 14 (1.06%) SAP
9 11 (0.83%) SaltStack
10 10 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.60%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.53%) ForgeRock
13 5 (0.38%) Sybase
14 4 (0.30%) Charles River
14 4 (0.30%) Informatica
14 4 (0.30%) Tableau
14 4 (0.30%) Teradata
15 3 (0.23%) Facebook
15 3 (0.23%) LexisNexis
15 3 (0.23%) Sage