Senior Jobs in the South West

Senior
England > South West

The median Senior salary in the South West is £57,750 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

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

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 5 16 15
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior 1,632 824 1,184
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 17.06% 12.27% 14.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.73% 13.77% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,174 558 705
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,356 £40,000
25th Percentile £46,500 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,750 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.75% - +14.29%
75th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,825 £83,750
England median annual salary £62,783 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -10.31% - +7.69%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South West

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.

Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,204 5,986 7,987
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 89.12% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6,767 3,670 5,129
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,750 £29,500
25th Percentile £36,365 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,800 £60,000
% change year-on-year -13.65% +1.33% +9.09%

Senior
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior in the South West

Senior
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior in the South West.

Salary trend for Senior in the South West

Senior
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior in the South West over the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Senior in the South West

Senior
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 within the South West region over the 6 months to 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
Bristol +12 608 £65,000 -7.14% 129
Gloucestershire +15 278 £55,000 -4.35% 39
Dorset +18 261 £57,500 - 25
Wiltshire +23 178 £54,522 -0.87% 34
Devon +4 166 £49,000 -10.91% 52
Somerset +2 81 £56,100 -2.43% 44
Cornwall +5 41 £40,000 -8.57% 9
Senior
England

Senior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2024, Senior job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 in the job title.

1 386 (23.65%) Software Engineering
2 329 (20.16%) Agile
3 323 (19.79%) Security Cleared
4 265 (16.24%) Azure
5 258 (15.81%) DevOps
6 254 (15.56%) Degree
7 251 (15.38%) Social Skills
8 238 (14.58%) Microsoft
9 231 (14.15%) JavaScript
10 216 (13.24%) Python
11 214 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
12 187 (11.46%) AWS
13 180 (11.03%) C#
14 179 (10.97%) Finance
15 174 (10.66%) Windows
16 165 (10.11%) Linux
17 163 (9.99%) SC Cleared
18 158 (9.68%) .NET
18 158 (9.68%) Mentoring
19 152 (9.31%) React
20 149 (9.13%) Git
21 148 (9.07%) Scrum
22 133 (8.15%) Cybersecurity
23 130 (7.97%) Java
24 129 (7.90%) Project Management
25 124 (7.60%) DV Cleared
26 120 (7.35%) CSS
27 111 (6.80%) CI/CD
28 108 (6.62%) Docker
29 107 (6.56%) Kubernetes

Senior Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (3.19%) Confluence
2 29 (1.78%) IIS
3 26 (1.59%) CMS
4 22 (1.35%) Umbraco
5 18 (1.10%) Headless CMS
5 18 (1.10%) Microsoft Exchange
6 17 (1.04%) ArcGIS
6 17 (1.04%) GeoServer
6 17 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
7 16 (0.98%) Kentico
8 15 (0.92%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.55%) SAS
10 5 (0.31%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.31%) WordPress
11 4 (0.25%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.25%) Site Server
12 2 (0.12%) Apache
12 2 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.12%) Luigi
13 1 (0.061%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 35 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
6 4 (0.25%) Simulink
6 4 (0.25%) Sketch
7 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) Trello
9 1 (0.061%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.061%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.18%) Primavera
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.061%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.061%) Shopify
4 1 (0.061%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 265 (16.24%) Azure
2 187 (11.46%) AWS
3 103 (6.31%) Azure DevOps
4 75 (4.60%) SaaS
5 65 (3.98%) Microsoft 365
6 44 (2.70%) GCP
7 40 (2.45%) OpenShift
8 36 (2.21%) Power Platform
9 20 (1.23%) PowerApps
10 19 (1.16%) Power Automate
11 17 (1.04%) Entra ID
11 17 (1.04%) GitHub
12 16 (0.98%) Kontent
12 16 (0.98%) Serverless
13 13 (0.80%) npm
14 12 (0.74%) Datadog
14 12 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.74%) PaaS
15 11 (0.67%) Figma
16 10 (0.61%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.41%) Firewall
2 52 (3.19%) DNS
2 52 (3.19%) WAN
3 49 (3.00%) TCP/IP
4 41 (2.51%) DHCP
5 36 (2.21%) HTTP
6 34 (2.08%) LAN
7 25 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (1.23%) SD-WAN
9 19 (1.16%) Software-Defined Networking
10 18 (1.10%) Wireless
11 17 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (0.67%) Network Security
13 10 (0.61%) Bluetooth
14 9 (0.55%) Internet
15 8 (0.49%) Cisco ISE
15 8 (0.49%) Cisco Wireless
16 6 (0.37%) IP Telephony
16 6 (0.37%) Unified Communications
17 5 (0.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 46 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (1.47%) MySQL
3 24 (1.47%) Power BI
4 20 (1.23%) NoSQL
5 17 (1.04%) GIS
5 17 (1.04%) MongoDB
5 17 (1.04%) QGIS
6 16 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.55%) Big Data
8 9 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.43%) Data Lake
10 7 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.37%) Redis
12 5 (0.31%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.25%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 149 (9.13%) Git
2 76 (4.66%) JIRA
3 52 (3.19%) Visual Studio
4 45 (2.76%) Bitbucket
5 30 (1.84%) Sourcetree
6 19 (1.16%) Jenkins
7 18 (1.10%) Selenium
8 15 (0.92%) Storybook
9 12 (0.74%) Android Studio
9 12 (0.74%) Cucumber
10 11 (0.67%) Subversion
11 9 (0.55%) Cypress.io
12 8 (0.49%) GitLab
12 8 (0.49%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.37%) LabVIEW
13 6 (0.37%) webpack
14 5 (0.31%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.31%) IntelliJ
14 5 (0.31%) Postman
15 4 (0.25%) ERwin
General
1 251 (15.38%) Social Skills
2 179 (10.97%) Finance
3 99 (6.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 92 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
5 89 (5.45%) Aerospace
6 59 (3.62%) Banking
6 59 (3.62%) Manufacturing
7 57 (3.49%) Retail
8 56 (3.43%) Marketing
9 55 (3.37%) Games
9 55 (3.37%) Law
9 55 (3.37%) Public Sector
10 48 (2.94%) Presentation Skills
11 41 (2.51%) Legal
12 35 (2.14%) Aviation
13 33 (2.02%) Fire and Rescue
14 23 (1.41%) Organisational Skills
15 21 (1.29%) Influencing Skills
15 21 (1.29%) Investment Banking
16 20 (1.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (9.68%) .NET
2 152 (9.31%) React
3 120 (7.35%) CSS
4 102 (6.25%) HTML
5 78 (4.78%) .NET Core
5 78 (4.78%) AngularJS
6 77 (4.72%) .NET Framework
7 72 (4.41%) ASP.NET
8 57 (3.49%) Node.js
9 53 (3.25%) RESTful
10 49 (3.00%) Laravel
11 45 (2.76%) Vue
12 44 (2.70%) Entity Framework
13 30 (1.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 28 (1.72%) REST
15 24 (1.47%) LESS
15 24 (1.47%) Spring
16 23 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
16 23 (1.41%) Next.js
17 21 (1.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 64 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
2 41 (2.51%) Product Ownership
3 31 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 30 (1.84%) Virtual Reality
5 29 (1.78%) Mobile App
6 23 (1.41%) Cloud Native
7 21 (1.29%) Onboarding
8 20 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (0.98%) Algorithms
10 16 (0.98%) Driving Licence
10 16 (0.98%) GNSS
11 14 (0.86%) CESG
11 14 (0.86%) Cyber Defence
11 14 (0.86%) Derivative
11 14 (0.86%) Public Cloud
12 13 (0.80%) Operational Technology
12 13 (0.80%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.74%) Credit Risk
13 12 (0.74%) FPGA
Operating Systems
1 174 (10.66%) Windows
2 165 (10.11%) Linux
3 45 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 36 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (2.14%) Embedded Linux
6 22 (1.35%) Android
7 15 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.55%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.31%) AIX
10 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.18%) Debian
11 3 (0.18%) Unix
12 2 (0.12%) Alpine Linux
13 1 (0.061%) CentOS
13 1 (0.061%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.061%) Rocky
13 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (23.65%) Software Engineering
2 329 (20.16%) Agile
3 258 (15.81%) DevOps
4 214 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
5 158 (9.68%) Mentoring
6 148 (9.07%) Scrum
7 133 (8.15%) Cybersecurity
8 129 (7.90%) Project Management
9 111 (6.80%) CI/CD
10 95 (5.82%) Actionable Insight
11 90 (5.51%) MVC
12 87 (5.33%) Computer Science
13 80 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 79 (4.84%) Full Stack Development
15 75 (4.60%) Roadmaps
16 71 (4.35%) Coaching
16 71 (4.35%) Design Patterns
17 68 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
18 67 (4.11%) Decision-Making
19 66 (4.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 231 (14.15%) JavaScript
2 216 (13.24%) Python
3 180 (11.03%) C#
4 130 (7.97%) Java
5 103 (6.31%) SQL
6 91 (5.58%) Bash
7 85 (5.21%) PowerShell
8 82 (5.02%) C++
9 78 (4.78%) TypeScript
10 72 (4.41%) C
11 55 (3.37%) PHP
12 31 (1.90%) Embedded C
13 30 (1.84%) Rust
14 16 (0.98%) Perl
15 15 (0.92%) T-SQL
15 15 (0.92%) VB
16 13 (0.80%) Kotlin
17 12 (0.74%) R
18 11 (0.67%) Bicep
19 10 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 323 (19.79%) Security Cleared
2 254 (15.56%) Degree
3 163 (9.99%) SC Cleared
4 124 (7.60%) DV Cleared
5 43 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 30 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (1.35%) Master's Degree
8 15 (0.92%) CISSP
9 14 (0.86%) CISMP
9 14 (0.86%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.74%) IISP
11 11 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.61%) GIAC
13 9 (0.55%) CCNP
14 8 (0.49%) CompTIA CySA+
14 8 (0.49%) HND
14 8 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (0.43%) CISA
15 7 (0.43%) PhD
16 6 (0.37%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.00%) QA
2 27 (1.65%) NIST
3 25 (1.53%) GDPR
4 17 (1.04%) JSP 440
4 17 (1.04%) PMO
5 15 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 14 (0.86%) GMP
6 14 (0.86%) RMADS
7 12 (0.74%) NIST 800
7 12 (0.74%) SLA
8 9 (0.55%) Accessibility
9 7 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.43%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.25%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.25%) IFRS
10 4 (0.25%) IFRS 9
10 4 (0.25%) WCAG
11 3 (0.18%) HMG Infosec
12 2 (0.12%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 108 (6.62%) Docker
2 84 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (3.98%) Hyper-V
4 60 (3.68%) Active Directory
5 16 (0.98%) Firmware
6 14 (0.86%) VMware NSX
7 11 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.61%) Embedded Firmware
9 5 (0.31%) RACF
10 4 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.25%) vSphere
11 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.061%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.061%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 107 (6.56%) Kubernetes
2 53 (3.25%) Terraform
3 52 (3.19%) Ansible
4 42 (2.57%) Puppet
5 22 (1.35%) SCCM
6 16 (0.98%) Prometheus
7 14 (0.86%) Grafana
8 13 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.49%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.43%) CASB
11 6 (0.37%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (0.31%) Opsview
12 5 (0.31%) Rancher
13 4 (0.25%) Istio
13 4 (0.25%) Progress Chef
13 4 (0.25%) vRealize
14 2 (0.12%) Functional Safety
15 1 (0.061%) Failover Clustering
15 1 (0.061%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 238 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 100 (6.13%) VMware
3 60 (3.68%) Cisco
4 36 (2.21%) Red Hat
5 33 (2.02%) Google
6 21 (1.29%) Oracle
7 18 (1.10%) ServiceNow
8 17 (1.04%) ESRI
8 17 (1.04%) Sitecore
9 16 (0.98%) Optimizely
10 13 (0.80%) Twitter
11 9 (0.55%) IBM
11 9 (0.55%) Salesforce
11 9 (0.55%) SAP
12 8 (0.49%) Dell
13 7 (0.43%) Citrix
13 7 (0.43%) HP
13 7 (0.43%) SolarWinds
14 6 (0.37%) CyberArk
14 6 (0.37%) Databricks