Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 298 275
Rank change year-on-year +61 -23 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 89 43 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.86% 0.41% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.43% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 79 38 57
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £37,250 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £54,000 £55,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 10,058 10,117 10,581
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 97.41% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8,356 8,455 8,920
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +43 53 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Dorset -28 15 £45,000 +12.50%
Gloucestershire +20 8 £28,750 -36.11% 2
Somerset +26 2 - -
Devon +18 2 £41,250 +3.13% 4
Cornwall - 2 £36,000 -
Wiltshire -12 1 £45,000 -8.16% 2
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 52 (58.43%) JavaScript
2 51 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (48.31%) C#
3 43 (48.31%) .NET
3 43 (48.31%) MVC
4 42 (47.19%) Software Engineering
5 41 (46.07%) HTML
6 36 (40.45%) AngularJS
7 33 (37.08%) Java
7 33 (37.08%) PHP
8 31 (34.83%) SQL Server
8 31 (34.83%) RESTful
9 30 (33.71%) CSS
9 30 (33.71%) Web Services
10 25 (28.09%) TDD
11 24 (26.97%) MySQL
12 23 (25.84%) OO
12 23 (25.84%) .NET Framework
13 22 (24.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 22 (24.72%) Git (software)
14 20 (22.47%) HTML5
15 16 (17.98%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (17.98%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (17.98%) Project Management
16 15 (16.85%) E-Commerce
16 15 (16.85%) Relational Database
16 15 (16.85%) Entity Framework
17 14 (15.73%) Apache Cassandra
17 14 (15.73%) Laravel
17 14 (15.73%) API Development

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 12 (13.48%) Apache
2 9 (10.11%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (6.74%) IIS
4 5 (5.62%) Moodle
4 5 (5.62%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.25%) Confluence
6 2 (2.25%) NServiceBus
7 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.37%) SaaS
4 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) 4G
1 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.12%) Internet
2 1 (1.12%) SMS
2 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (34.83%) SQL Server
2 24 (26.97%) MySQL
3 15 (16.85%) Relational Database
4 14 (15.73%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (12.36%) MongoDB
5 11 (12.36%) NoSQL
6 8 (8.99%) Big Data
7 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.25%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 22 (24.72%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.11%) Bitbucket
4 8 (8.99%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.99%) PHPUnit
5 5 (5.62%) Ant
5 5 (5.62%) Eclipse
5 5 (5.62%) Maven
6 3 (3.37%) JIRA
6 3 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.25%) MSTest
8 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.12%) Selenium
8 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (13.48%) Manufacturing
2 11 (12.36%) Marketing
3 10 (11.24%) Finance
4 9 (10.11%) Electronics
4 9 (10.11%) Telecoms
5 7 (7.87%) Retail
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (48.31%) .NET
2 41 (46.07%) HTML
3 36 (40.45%) AngularJS
4 31 (34.83%) RESTful
5 30 (33.71%) CSS
5 30 (33.71%) Web Services
6 23 (25.84%) .NET Framework
7 22 (24.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 20 (22.47%) HTML5
9 15 (16.85%) Entity Framework
10 14 (15.73%) ASP.NET
10 14 (15.73%) Hibernate
10 14 (15.73%) Laravel
11 13 (14.61%) GWT
11 13 (14.61%) J2EE
11 13 (14.61%) JPA
11 13 (14.61%) REST
12 12 (13.48%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (13.48%) Sass
13 10 (11.24%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.98%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (13.48%) User Experience
3 10 (11.24%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.37%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.99%) Windows
2 7 (7.87%) Linux
3 2 (2.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (48.31%) MVC
3 42 (47.19%) Software Engineering
4 25 (28.09%) TDD
5 23 (25.84%) OO
6 16 (17.98%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (17.98%) Project Management
7 15 (16.85%) E-Commerce
8 14 (15.73%) API Development
9 13 (14.61%) Continuous Deployment
10 12 (13.48%) SDLC
11 11 (12.36%) Mentoring
11 11 (12.36%) Scrum
12 9 (10.11%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (10.11%) Programme Management
13 8 (8.99%) Deployment Automation
13 8 (8.99%) Kanban
13 8 (8.99%) Machine Learning
13 8 (8.99%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 52 (58.43%) JavaScript
2 43 (48.31%) C#
3 33 (37.08%) Java
3 33 (37.08%) PHP
4 14 (15.73%) SQL
5 11 (12.36%) Python
6 9 (10.11%) C
7 8 (8.99%) TypeScript
8 6 (6.74%) T-SQL
9 5 (5.62%) C++
9 5 (5.62%) Ruby
10 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (5.62%) DBS Check
2 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 3 (3.37%) QA
System Software
1 13 (14.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Google
2 9 (10.11%) SAP
3 8 (8.99%) Zend
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle
5 2 (2.25%) Sencha
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft