The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £35,614 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Developer
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 89 96
Rank change year-on-year +17 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 19 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.01% 0.099% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 0.10% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 3
Median salary £35,614 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.02% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £47,500 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 906 959 1187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.77% 95.33% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 762 782 933
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in Essex

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Essex.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in Essex

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Essex over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in Essex

Senior Software Developer
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Saffron Walden -7 9 £35,614 -25.02%
Chelmsford - 1 £52,500 -
Senior Software Developer
East of England

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Senior Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Degree
2 20 (48.78%) Informatics
3 18 (43.90%) MVC
4 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
4 17 (41.46%) Computer Science
4 17 (41.46%) Web Development
5 15 (36.59%) GitHub
5 15 (36.59%) Relational Database
5 15 (36.59%) Perl
5 15 (36.59%) Bioinformatics
5 15 (36.59%) DBIx::Class
6 13 (31.71%) OO
6 13 (31.71%) Linux
7 12 (29.27%) Python
7 12 (29.27%) Software Engineering
8 11 (26.83%) Cocoa
8 11 (26.83%) Xcode
8 11 (26.83%) Objective-C
8 11 (26.83%) OOP
8 11 (26.83%) Mobile Development
8 11 (26.83%) Apple Swift
8 11 (26.83%) Apple iOS
8 11 (26.83%) Node.js
8 11 (26.83%) Business Development
8 11 (26.83%) Git (software)
8 11 (26.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (24.39%) Moose
9 10 (24.39%) Apache Spark
9 10 (24.39%) LXC

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 10 (24.39%) Apache
1 10 (24.39%) Apache Spark
2 5 (12.20%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 15 (36.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
1 1 (2.44%) SSL
1 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) Relational Database
2 10 (24.39%) CouchDB
2 10 (24.39%) MongoDB
2 10 (24.39%) NoSQL
3 5 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Git (software)
1 11 (26.83%) Xcode
2 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.32%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Automotive
2 1 (2.44%) Electronics
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) DBIx::Class
2 11 (26.83%) Cocoa
2 11 (26.83%) Node.js
3 10 (24.39%) CPAN
3 10 (24.39%) Express
3 10 (24.39%) Moose
4 6 (14.63%) Web Services
5 5 (12.20%) Catalyst
5 5 (12.20%) Ext JS
5 5 (12.20%) Java EE
5 5 (12.20%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (7.32%) J2EE
7 2 (4.88%) .NET
7 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.88%) CSS
7 2 (4.88%) Entity Framework
7 2 (4.88%) HTML
7 2 (4.88%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (41.46%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) LIMS
2 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.20%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Linux
2 11 (26.83%) Apple iOS
3 10 (24.39%) VMS
4 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Informatics
3 18 (43.90%) MVC
4 17 (41.46%) Web Development
5 15 (36.59%) Bioinformatics
6 13 (31.71%) OO
7 12 (29.27%) Software Engineering
8 11 (26.83%) Business Development
8 11 (26.83%) Mobile Development
8 11 (26.83%) OOP
9 10 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
9 10 (24.39%) Visualisation
10 5 (12.20%) Data Analysis
10 5 (12.20%) Information Management
10 5 (12.20%) Open Source
11 3 (7.32%) Scrum
11 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
12 2 (4.88%) Line Management
12 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
2 15 (36.59%) Perl
3 12 (29.27%) Python
4 11 (26.83%) Apple Swift
4 11 (26.83%) Objective-C
5 10 (24.39%) Shell Script
6 6 (14.63%) SQL
7 5 (12.20%) Java
8 4 (9.76%) C#
9 2 (4.88%) C++
9 2 (4.88%) PHP
10 1 (2.44%) Delphi
10 1 (2.44%) Ruby
10 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) Degree
2 11 (26.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (24.39%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) LXC
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft