Period
to 14 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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

Senior Software Developer
England > South West
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 268 282
Rank change year-on-year +10 +14 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 71 62 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.69% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.61% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 58 57 58
South West median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +4.40% -4.21%
10th Percentile £34,000 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £57,000 £60,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,864 10,168 10,588
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 97.69% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8,021 8,430 8,928
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,713
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 6 months to 14 November 2018. 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
Bristol +20 42 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Dorset +4 16 £45,000 - 3
Gloucestershire +14 5 £25,000 -46.52% 1
Cornwall +1 3 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Devon +5 1 £36,000 -28.00% 1
Wiltshire -2 1 £40,500 -16.92% 3
Senior Software Developer
England

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, Senior Software Developer 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 South West region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 42 (59.15%) JavaScript
2 41 (57.75%) MVC
3 40 (56.34%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (46.48%) C#
5 32 (45.07%) .NET
6 31 (43.66%) Java
6 31 (43.66%) PHP
7 28 (39.44%) Software Engineering
8 25 (35.21%) HTML
9 22 (30.99%) CSS
9 22 (30.99%) RESTful
10 21 (29.58%) AngularJS
10 21 (29.58%) Web Services
10 21 (29.58%) SQL Server
10 21 (29.58%) MySQL
11 18 (25.35%) OO
12 16 (22.54%) Git (software)
13 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET
13 14 (19.72%) Marketing
14 13 (18.31%) Finance
14 13 (18.31%) API Development
14 13 (18.31%) Laravel
14 13 (18.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (16.90%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (16.90%) Relational Database
15 12 (16.90%) Manufacturing
15 12 (16.90%) Electronics
15 12 (16.90%) Telecoms
15 12 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (16.90%) SAP

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 9 (12.68%) Apache
2 7 (9.86%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (8.45%) IIS
4 4 (5.63%) Confluence
5 2 (2.82%) Moodle
5 2 (2.82%) NServiceBus
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.41%) CMS
6 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) 4G
1 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.41%) AMQP
2 1 (1.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (29.58%) MySQL
1 21 (29.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.90%) Relational Database
3 11 (15.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (12.68%) NoSQL
5 6 (8.45%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.63%) Electronic Patient Records
6 4 (5.63%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.82%) Big Data
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.41%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.45%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.04%) Bitbucket
3 5 (7.04%) PHPUnit
4 4 (5.63%) JIRA
5 2 (2.82%) MSTest
6 1 (1.41%) JUnit
6 1 (1.41%) Maven
6 1 (1.41%) NCrunch
6 1 (1.41%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (19.72%) Marketing
2 13 (18.31%) Finance
3 12 (16.90%) Electronics
3 12 (16.90%) Manufacturing
3 12 (16.90%) Telecoms
4 7 (9.86%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (45.07%) .NET
2 25 (35.21%) HTML
3 22 (30.99%) CSS
3 22 (30.99%) RESTful
4 21 (29.58%) AngularJS
4 21 (29.58%) Web Services
5 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET
6 13 (18.31%) Laravel
6 13 (18.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 12 (16.90%) Hibernate
7 12 (16.90%) jQuery
8 11 (15.49%) .NET Framework
8 11 (15.49%) REST
8 11 (15.49%) Sass
9 10 (14.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (14.08%) Entity Framework
9 10 (14.08%) GWT
9 10 (14.08%) JPA
9 10 (14.08%) LINQ
9 10 (14.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (8.45%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.63%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.63%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.63%) User Experience
4 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Unix
4 1 (1.41%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (57.75%) MVC
2 40 (56.34%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (39.44%) Software Engineering
4 18 (25.35%) OO
5 13 (18.31%) API Development
6 12 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (16.90%) Digital Marketing
6 12 (16.90%) Programme Management
7 10 (14.08%) E-Commerce
7 10 (14.08%) SDLC
8 8 (11.27%) Mentoring
9 7 (9.86%) Analytics
9 7 (9.86%) TDD
10 6 (8.45%) Coaching
10 6 (8.45%) Data Analytics
10 6 (8.45%) Waterfall
11 5 (7.04%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (7.04%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (5.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 42 (59.15%) JavaScript
2 33 (46.48%) C#
3 31 (43.66%) Java
3 31 (43.66%) PHP
4 10 (14.08%) C
5 9 (12.68%) C++
5 9 (12.68%) Go
5 9 (12.68%) SQL
6 8 (11.27%) Python
6 8 (11.27%) T-SQL
7 6 (8.45%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.41%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.82%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) SAP
2 10 (14.08%) Google
3 5 (7.04%) Zend
4 4 (5.63%) Sencha
5 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle