The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Developer
England / South West
Rank 203 210 233
Rank change year-on-year +7 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 37 46 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.73% 0.79% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.81% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 32 45 20
Median salary £43,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.47% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £38,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4917 5654 5814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.66% 96.70% 97.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4106 4670 4874
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in the South West

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in the South West

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the South West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in the South West

Senior Software Developer
Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Bristol +4 17 £43,000 -4.44% 3
Somerset -5 8 £33,000 -19.51% 2
Wiltshire +20 7 £48,750 +21.87%
Devon -3 3 £57,500 +9.52%
Dorset +28 2 £50,000 -
Senior Software Developer
England

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South West region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 41 (65.08%) C#
2 37 (58.73%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (57.14%) Java
3 36 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 34 (53.97%) .NET
5 31 (49.21%) JavaScript
6 29 (46.03%) TDD
7 27 (42.86%) MVC
7 27 (42.86%) HTML
8 25 (39.68%) ASP.NET
8 25 (39.68%) Software Engineering
9 24 (38.10%) MongoDB
10 22 (34.92%) SQL
11 21 (33.33%) Scrum
11 21 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (33.33%) NoSQL
12 20 (31.75%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (31.75%) UML
13 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
14 16 (25.40%) Mentoring
15 15 (23.81%) Spring
15 15 (23.81%) Oracle
16 14 (22.22%) Windows
16 14 (22.22%) C++
16 14 (22.22%) Unit Testing
17 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
17 13 (20.63%) .NET Framework
17 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (20.63%) CSS

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 11 (17.46%) Tomcat
2 10 (15.87%) IIS
3 9 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (14.29%) JBoss
4 7 (11.11%) Apache Spark
5 6 (9.52%) Apache Solr
5 6 (9.52%) Jetty
5 6 (9.52%) OpenStack
5 6 (9.52%) WebLogic
5 6 (9.52%) WebSphere
6 4 (6.35%) Apache
7 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (31.75%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 24 (38.10%) MongoDB
3 21 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 21 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (20.63%) MySQL
5 8 (12.70%) Big Data
6 7 (11.11%) Hadoop
7 6 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (9.52%) Couchbase
7 6 (9.52%) Redis
7 6 (9.52%) Riak
8 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
8 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
8 3 (4.76%) Triplestore
9 2 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (3.17%) MS Access
10 1 (1.59%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.59%) GIS
10 1 (1.59%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.70%) Ant
2 8 (12.70%) JUnit
2 8 (12.70%) Maven
2 8 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (11.11%) JIRA
4 6 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (7.94%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.94%) Gradle
5 5 (7.94%) IntelliJ
5 5 (7.94%) JMeter
5 5 (7.94%) Liquibase
5 5 (7.94%) Mockito
5 5 (7.94%) Robot Framework
5 5 (7.94%) Selenium
6 3 (4.76%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (15.87%) Games
2 6 (9.52%) Banking
2 6 (9.52%) Retail
3 5 (7.94%) Electronics
4 4 (6.35%) Finance
5 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.76%) Marketing
5 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.59%) Advertising
6 1 (1.59%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (53.97%) .NET
2 27 (42.86%) HTML
3 25 (39.68%) ASP.NET
4 15 (23.81%) Spring
5 13 (20.63%) .NET Framework
5 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (20.63%) CSS
6 12 (19.05%) AngularJS
7 11 (17.46%) React
8 10 (15.87%) REST
9 9 (14.29%) Hibernate
9 9 (14.29%) RESTful
9 9 (14.29%) Web Services
10 7 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (9.52%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (9.52%) JSON
11 6 (9.52%) Lucene
12 5 (7.94%) Lambda Expressions
12 5 (7.94%) Spring Boot
12 5 (7.94%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Streaming Video
2 7 (11.11%) Video on Demand
3 3 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.76%) Semantic Web
4 2 (3.17%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.17%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
2 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (11.11%) Android
3 7 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 7 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (58.73%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.03%) TDD
3 27 (42.86%) MVC
4 25 (39.68%) Software Engineering
5 21 (33.33%) Scrum
6 20 (31.75%) UML
7 16 (25.40%) Mentoring
8 14 (22.22%) Unit Testing
9 13 (20.63%) OO
10 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (19.05%) Customer Requirements
10 12 (19.05%) Web Development
11 11 (17.46%) Automated Testing
11 11 (17.46%) BDD
11 11 (17.46%) Coaching
11 11 (17.46%) ITIL
12 10 (15.87%) Refactoring
13 9 (14.29%) DRM
13 9 (14.29%) Line Management
14 8 (12.70%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 41 (65.08%) C#
2 36 (57.14%) Java
3 31 (49.21%) JavaScript
4 22 (34.92%) SQL
5 14 (22.22%) C++
6 12 (19.05%) C
7 11 (17.46%) Python
8 10 (15.87%) Ruby
9 7 (11.11%) Perl
10 6 (9.52%) Bash Shell
10 6 (9.52%) Go
10 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
11 3 (4.76%) CoffeeScript
11 3 (4.76%) PHP
11 3 (4.76%) SPARQL
12 2 (3.17%) Objective-C
12 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
12 2 (3.17%) VBA
13 1 (1.59%) Apex Code
13 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.17%) ISO 14001
2 2 (3.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Docker
2 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) Ansible
1 6 (9.52%) Kibana
1 6 (9.52%) logstash
1 6 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (9.52%) Puppet
1 6 (9.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Oracle
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.17%) Google
5 1 (1.59%) Adobe
5 1 (1.59%) Remedy
5 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.59%) Twitter
5 1 (1.59%) Xamarin
Somerset
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension and Healthcare
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Bristol
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Gloucestershire
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
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Bristol
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