Period
to 21 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 268 280
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 80 56 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 0.55% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.57% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 72 48 69
South West median annual salary £47,500 £42,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.76%
10th Percentile £38,000 £32,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £66,250
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 10,270 9,804 10,870
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.75% 96.73% 97.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8,528 8,172 9,112
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £63,750
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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +15 50 £51,250 +19.19% 5
Gloucestershire +35 7 £42,500 -10.53%
Somerset +17 7 £41,500 +25.76%
Dorset -43 7 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Devon +11 3 £37,500 -30.23% 1
Wiltshire -14 1 £45,000 -6.74%
Cornwall - 1 £36,000 - 1
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 47 (58.75%) JavaScript
2 44 (55.00%) HTML
3 41 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (50.00%) Java
5 37 (46.25%) .NET
6 36 (45.00%) AngularJS
7 34 (42.50%) C#
8 33 (41.25%) Software Engineering
9 30 (37.50%) TDD
9 30 (37.50%) CSS
10 28 (35.00%) MVC
11 27 (33.75%) SQL Server
12 24 (30.00%) RESTful
13 22 (27.50%) SQL
13 22 (27.50%) Web Services
14 21 (26.25%) HTML5
15 20 (25.00%) .NET Framework
15 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
16 19 (23.75%) Scrum
17 18 (22.50%) Spring
18 17 (21.25%) Python
19 16 (20.00%) PHP
19 16 (20.00%) Mentoring
20 15 (18.75%) Kanban
20 15 (18.75%) MySQL
20 15 (18.75%) Pair Programming
21 14 (17.50%) J2EE
21 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET
21 14 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
21 14 (17.50%) Project Management

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 10 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.00%) Apache
2 4 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.00%) Moodle
2 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.25%) Confluence
4 1 (1.25%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.00%) SaaS
4 2 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.50%) npm
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) 3G
1 3 (3.75%) 4G
1 3 (3.75%) VoIP
2 2 (2.50%) SMS
3 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.25%) IPv4
3 1 (1.25%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (33.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.75%) MySQL
3 9 (11.25%) Big Data
4 8 (10.00%) MongoDB
5 6 (7.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (7.50%) NoSQL
5 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
6 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.25%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (1.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 13 (16.25%) Maven
2 13 (16.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (12.50%) Ant
3 10 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 5 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (5.00%) Bitbucket
6 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.75%) PHPUnit
7 2 (2.50%) JIRA
7 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.25%) Babel
8 1 (1.25%) gulp
8 1 (1.25%) Mocha
8 1 (1.25%) NUnit
8 1 (1.25%) Selenium
8 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.25%) webpack
General
1 9 (11.25%) Manufacturing
1 9 (11.25%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.75%) Finance
3 6 (7.50%) Electronics
3 6 (7.50%) Marketing
4 4 (5.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (55.00%) HTML
2 37 (46.25%) .NET
3 36 (45.00%) AngularJS
4 30 (37.50%) CSS
5 24 (30.00%) RESTful
6 22 (27.50%) Web Services
7 21 (26.25%) HTML5
8 20 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 18 (22.50%) Spring
10 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET
10 14 (17.50%) J2EE
10 14 (17.50%) React
10 14 (17.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (15.00%) Entity Framework
12 10 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (12.50%) CSS3
12 10 (12.50%) JMS
12 10 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (10.00%) NHibernate
14 7 (8.75%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) User Experience
2 7 (8.75%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (8.75%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) Linux
1 2 (2.50%) Unix
1 2 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.25%) Software Engineering
3 30 (37.50%) TDD
4 28 (35.00%) MVC
5 19 (23.75%) Scrum
6 16 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 15 (18.75%) Kanban
7 15 (18.75%) Pair Programming
8 14 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (17.50%) Project Management
9 13 (16.25%) Continuous Deployment
9 13 (16.25%) SDLC
10 10 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 10 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
10 10 (12.50%) Mob Programming
10 10 (12.50%) Scrum-ban
11 9 (11.25%) Microservices
11 9 (11.25%) OO
12 8 (10.00%) Data Science
12 8 (10.00%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 47 (58.75%) JavaScript
2 40 (50.00%) Java
3 34 (42.50%) C#
4 22 (27.50%) SQL
5 17 (21.25%) Python
6 16 (20.00%) PHP
7 10 (12.50%) Ruby
8 7 (8.75%) TypeScript
9 6 (7.50%) C
10 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
11 4 (5.00%) C++
12 1 (1.25%) ES6
12 1 (1.25%) F#
12 1 (1.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Google
2 6 (7.50%) SAP
3 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle
5 3 (3.75%) Capita
5 3 (3.75%) Zend
6 1 (1.25%) Sencha