Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Programmer was £78,750 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Senior Programmer
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 789 710
Rank change year-on-year -11 -79 +104
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 45 54 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.060% 0.072% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.075% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 30 50 172
London median annual salary £78,750 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £62,250 £43,817 £46,250
90th Percentile £113,125 £93,875 £79,850
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70913 71825 85553
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 95.97% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 55797 62046 72615
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Senior Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Senior Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Programmer in London

Senior Programmer
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Programmer in London.

Salary trend for Senior Programmer in London

Senior Programmer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Programmer in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Programmer in London

Senior Programmer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Programmer within the London region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Central London +5 11 £65,000 -
Senior Programmer
England

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Senior Programmer 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 London region featuring Senior Programmer in the job title.

1 22 (48.89%) SQL
2 19 (42.22%) C#
3 18 (40.00%) Finance
3 18 (40.00%) Degree
4 17 (37.78%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (35.56%) Java
6 15 (33.33%) .NET
6 15 (33.33%) Unix
7 12 (26.67%) Windows
7 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 12 (26.67%) Investment Management
8 11 (24.44%) Mentoring
8 11 (24.44%) Mathematics
9 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (22.22%) Sybase
9 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 10 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
9 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
9 10 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Office Automation
9 10 (22.22%) Office Automation
10 9 (20.00%) T-SQL
10 9 (20.00%) Asset Management
10 9 (20.00%) Front Office
11 8 (17.78%) Scrum
11 8 (17.78%) TDD

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Endur
2 1 (2.22%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (2.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
2 10 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
2 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (13.33%) MySQL
4 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.67%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.44%) Infinispan
7 1 (2.22%) Base SAS
7 1 (2.22%) Big Data
7 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.22%) Redis
7 1 (2.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (2.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.89%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) JUnit
3 2 (4.44%) Subversion
4 1 (2.22%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.22%) Grunt
4 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.22%) Maven
4 1 (2.22%) Selenium
General
1 18 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Front Office
3 8 (17.78%) Banking
4 5 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 4 (8.89%) Back Office
6 3 (6.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) XML
3 5 (11.11%) Laravel
3 5 (11.11%) Middleware
4 4 (8.89%) CakePHP
4 4 (8.89%) CSS
4 4 (8.89%) J2EE
4 4 (8.89%) Symfony
4 4 (8.89%) WPF
5 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.67%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.44%) Guice
6 2 (4.44%) HTML
6 2 (4.44%) HTML5
6 2 (4.44%) Lucene
6 2 (4.44%) Node.js
6 2 (4.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (4.44%) Web Services
6 2 (4.44%) XSD
6 2 (4.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (11.11%) User Experience
3 3 (6.67%) Derivative
3 3 (6.67%) Fintech
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.44%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.22%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.22%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.22%) Equities
5 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.22%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Unix
2 12 (26.67%) Windows
3 6 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Android
4 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.67%) Investment Management
4 11 (24.44%) Mathematics
4 11 (24.44%) Mentoring
5 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Office Automation
5 10 (22.22%) Office Automation
6 9 (20.00%) Asset Management
7 8 (17.78%) Portfolio Management
7 8 (17.78%) Scrum
7 8 (17.78%) TDD
8 7 (15.56%) DevOps
8 7 (15.56%) Risk Management
9 6 (13.33%) MVC
9 6 (13.33%) OO
10 5 (11.11%) ETL
11 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
11 4 (8.89%) High Availability
11 4 (8.89%) Microservices
11 4 (8.89%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) SQL
2 19 (42.22%) C#
3 16 (35.56%) Java
4 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 9 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (17.78%) C++
7 7 (15.56%) VB
8 6 (13.33%) PHP
9 5 (11.11%) C
10 4 (8.89%) Python
11 3 (6.67%) PHP 5
12 2 (4.44%) Groovy
13 1 (2.22%) GLSL
13 1 (2.22%) Go
13 1 (2.22%) HLSL
13 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
13 1 (2.22%) VBA
13 1 (2.22%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (2.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Ansible
1 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 10 (22.22%) Sybase
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) Cognizant
3 4 (8.89%) OpenLink
4 2 (4.44%) Google
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) Charles River
5 1 (2.22%) FactSet
5 1 (2.22%) Infragistics
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.22%) Vermilion
5 1 (2.22%) webMethods
5 1 (2.22%) Zend