Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 272 276
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 69 69 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.67% 0.67% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.69% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 64 63 74
South West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £36,625 £33,550 £36,400
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £51,350
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.63% +8.11%

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 9,941 10,044 11,365
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.99% 96.91% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8,164 8,416 9,564
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £23,825
90th Percentile £62,500 £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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -9 37 £55,000 +12.82% 3
Somerset +3 10 £41,500 +25.76%
Gloucestershire +39 7 £45,000 - 1
Dorset -25 7 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Devon +13 3 £40,000 -23.81% 2
Cornwall - 3 £40,000 - 2
Wiltshire -16 2 £48,750 +2.63%
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 45 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (55.07%) HTML
3 36 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 36 (52.17%) SQL
4 35 (50.72%) Java
5 33 (47.83%) .NET
6 32 (46.38%) C#
7 31 (44.93%) CSS
8 29 (42.03%) AngularJS
9 28 (40.58%) Software Engineering
10 24 (34.78%) MVC
10 24 (34.78%) Git (software)
11 22 (31.88%) Mentoring
12 21 (30.43%) Spring
13 20 (28.99%) ASP.NET
13 20 (28.99%) Web Services
14 18 (26.09%) TDD
14 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (26.09%) HTML5
15 17 (24.64%) Scrum
15 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
16 16 (23.19%) RESTful
17 15 (21.74%) CSS3
18 14 (20.29%) Maven
19 13 (18.84%) Python
19 13 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
20 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
20 12 (17.39%) React
20 12 (17.39%) J2EE
20 12 (17.39%) Eclipse

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 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.90%) Apache
3 2 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.90%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.45%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.45%) CMS
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) Mule
4 1 (1.45%) Mule ESB
4 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.35%) npm
4 3 (4.35%) SaaS
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) SMS
2 4 (5.80%) 3G
2 4 (5.80%) 4G
2 4 (5.80%) VoIP
3 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.45%) IPv4
3 1 (1.45%) IPv6
3 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.25%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.80%) Big Data
3 4 (5.80%) MySQL
4 2 (2.90%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.90%) Redis
4 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.45%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.45%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 24 (34.78%) Git (software)
2 14 (20.29%) Maven
3 12 (17.39%) Eclipse
4 11 (15.94%) Ant
5 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.90%) gulp
6 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.90%) NUnit
6 2 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.45%) Babel
7 1 (1.45%) JIRA
7 1 (1.45%) Mocha
7 1 (1.45%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.45%) webpack
General
1 4 (5.80%) Advertising
1 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.90%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (55.07%) HTML
2 33 (47.83%) .NET
3 31 (44.93%) CSS
4 29 (42.03%) AngularJS
5 21 (30.43%) Spring
6 20 (28.99%) ASP.NET
6 20 (28.99%) Web Services
7 18 (26.09%) HTML5
8 16 (23.19%) RESTful
9 15 (21.74%) CSS3
10 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (17.39%) J2EE
10 12 (17.39%) React
11 11 (15.94%) .NET Framework
11 11 (15.94%) JMS
11 11 (15.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (15.94%) WebSphere MQ
12 9 (13.04%) Entity Framework
13 6 (8.70%) REST
14 5 (7.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (4.35%) User Experience
2 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.45%) Fintech
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) Mac OS
2 2 (2.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.58%) Software Engineering
3 24 (34.78%) MVC
4 22 (31.88%) Mentoring
5 18 (26.09%) TDD
6 17 (24.64%) Scrum
7 11 (15.94%) Continuous Deployment
7 11 (15.94%) Inversion of Control
8 10 (14.49%) Microservices
9 9 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (10.14%) Kanban
10 7 (10.14%) Pair Programming
10 7 (10.14%) SDLC
11 5 (7.25%) BDD
11 5 (7.25%) DevOps
11 5 (7.25%) Mob Programming
11 5 (7.25%) OO
11 5 (7.25%) Scrum-ban
12 4 (5.80%) E-Commerce
12 4 (5.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.17%) JavaScript
1 36 (52.17%) SQL
2 35 (50.72%) Java
3 32 (46.38%) C#
4 13 (18.84%) Python
5 6 (8.70%) C++
5 6 (8.70%) Ruby
6 4 (5.80%) C
6 4 (5.80%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.80%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.90%) F#
7 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.45%) Delphi
8 1 (1.45%) ES6
8 1 (1.45%) Groovy
8 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.45%) Perl
8 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) Degree
1 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) ISO 13485
1 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Kibana
2 1 (1.45%) Ansible
2 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) Google
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle
3 4 (5.80%) Capita
4 1 (1.45%) IBM