Senior Software Engineer Jobs in the UK excluding London

Senior Software Engineer
UK > UK excluding London

The median Senior Software Engineer salary in the UK excluding London is £62,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 15 April 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
15 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 128 269 225
Rank change year-on-year +141 -44 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,541 782 1,180
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.23% 1.24% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 1.38% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 905 487 513
10th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £47,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £67,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +12.50% +7.62%
75th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +7.69%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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 UK excluding London with a recognized job title 65,408 56,615 67,334
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 89.45% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 46,760 31,782 43,270
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £53,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.83% - +9.09%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in the UK excluding London

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in the UK excluding London

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 April 2024.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the UK excluding London

Senior Software Engineer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 15 April 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
Scotland +71 401 £60,000 -11.11% 35
North of England +125 325 £62,500 -1.57% 50
South West +131 269 £62,500 -10.71% 43
South East +46 235 £65,000 -7.14% 55
North West +122 197 £60,000 -3.23% 33
Midlands +44 143 £60,000 - 29
East of England +29 83 £65,000 -7.14% 39
Yorkshire +67 81 £62,500 -3.85% 11
East Midlands +17 78 £61,250 +16.67% 16
West Midlands +37 65 £60,000 -11.11% 13
Wales +28 51 £55,000 +22.22% 4
North East +36 47 £60,000 -15.37% 6
Northern Ireland +41 36 £130,000 +126.09% 7
Senior Software Engineer
UK

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 15 April 2024, Senior Software Engineer 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 UK excluding London region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1,540 (99.94%) Software Engineering
2 696 (45.17%) Agile
3 451 (29.27%) AWS
4 443 (28.75%) Python
5 392 (25.44%) Azure
6 358 (23.23%) JavaScript
7 350 (22.71%) .NET
7 350 (22.71%) Java
8 338 (21.93%) C#
9 327 (21.22%) Security Cleared
10 317 (20.57%) React
11 293 (19.01%) Problem-Solving
12 285 (18.49%) DevOps
13 262 (17.00%) Linux
13 262 (17.00%) Finance
14 260 (16.87%) SDLC
15 255 (16.55%) SC Cleared
16 247 (16.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 246 (15.96%) C++
18 236 (15.31%) SQL
19 234 (15.18%) CSS
20 233 (15.12%) PostgreSQL
21 223 (14.47%) Actionable Insight
22 218 (14.15%) C
23 204 (13.24%) .NET Core
24 200 (12.98%) Web Development
25 190 (12.33%) Law
26 189 (12.26%) Marketing
26 189 (12.26%) Operational Stability
27 184 (11.94%) GeoServer

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London 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
1 184 (11.94%) ArcGIS
1 184 (11.94%) GeoServer
2 87 (5.65%) Apache Spark
3 23 (1.49%) JBoss
3 23 (1.49%) Red Hat Fuse
4 17 (1.10%) FileNet
5 16 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (0.52%) Confluence
7 2 (0.13%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.065%) CMS
8 1 (0.065%) nginx
8 1 (0.065%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.065%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (1.04%) Simulink
2 15 (0.97%) Stateflow
3 7 (0.45%) CANalyzer
4 2 (0.13%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.065%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 6 (0.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 451 (29.27%) AWS
2 392 (25.44%) Azure
3 85 (5.52%) GCP
4 48 (3.11%) SaaS
5 36 (2.34%) Serverless
6 34 (2.21%) Azure DevOps
7 19 (1.23%) Amazon S3
8 16 (1.04%) GitHub
9 13 (0.84%) Azure Functions
10 11 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.58%) npm
12 7 (0.45%) Azure API Management
12 7 (0.45%) Azure Event Grid
12 7 (0.45%) Azure Service Bus
13 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.39%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.32%) Amazon ECS
15 2 (0.13%) Power Platform
16 1 (0.065%) Amazon EKS
16 1 (0.065%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.76%) Kerberos
2 27 (1.75%) Ethernet
2 27 (1.75%) TCP/IP
2 27 (1.75%) Wireless
3 23 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
4 22 (1.43%) RS-232
5 20 (1.30%) Network Security
6 14 (0.91%) J1939
6 14 (0.91%) Modbus
7 9 (0.58%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.32%) MQTT
9 4 (0.26%) Profibus
10 3 (0.19%) Internet
11 2 (0.13%) 5G
11 2 (0.13%) SD-WAN
11 2 (0.13%) WAN
12 1 (0.065%) HTTP
12 1 (0.065%) Multicast
12 1 (0.065%) SNMP
12 1 (0.065%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (15.12%) PostgreSQL
2 184 (11.94%) GIS
2 184 (11.94%) QGIS
3 107 (6.94%) NoSQL
4 58 (3.76%) Big Data
5 56 (3.63%) MySQL
6 53 (3.44%) SQL Server
7 42 (2.73%) Metadata
8 38 (2.47%) MongoDB
9 33 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (1.04%) Amazon Aurora
11 16 (1.04%) CockroachDB
12 11 (0.71%) Redis
13 10 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.52%) SQLite
15 6 (0.39%) Relational Database
16 4 (0.26%) Data Lake
17 3 (0.19%) Hadoop
18 2 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 123 (7.98%) Git
2 66 (4.28%) Jenkins
3 50 (3.24%) JIRA
4 48 (3.11%) Bitbucket
5 42 (2.73%) Artifactory
6 38 (2.47%) Subversion
7 33 (2.14%) Visual Studio
8 27 (1.75%) GitLab
9 23 (1.49%) IntelliJ
10 18 (1.17%) CMake
10 18 (1.17%) JUnit
11 14 (0.91%) ClearCase
11 14 (0.91%) Plastic SCM
12 13 (0.84%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.58%) Storybook
14 7 (0.45%) ClearQuest
14 7 (0.45%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.45%) Cypress.io
14 7 (0.45%) Maven
15 6 (0.39%) Selenium
General
1 262 (17.00%) Finance
2 247 (16.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 190 (12.33%) Law
4 189 (12.26%) Marketing
5 107 (6.94%) Social Skills
6 68 (4.41%) Manufacturing
7 57 (3.70%) Automotive
8 56 (3.63%) Electronics
9 55 (3.57%) Public Sector
10 51 (3.31%) Influencing Skills
11 40 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
11 40 (2.60%) Military
12 29 (1.88%) Aviation
13 25 (1.62%) Aerospace
14 23 (1.49%) Tech for Good
15 21 (1.36%) Retail
16 20 (1.30%) Banking
17 18 (1.17%) Games
18 15 (0.97%) Health Technology
19 13 (0.84%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (22.71%) .NET
2 317 (20.57%) React
3 234 (15.18%) CSS
4 204 (13.24%) .NET Core
5 184 (11.94%) Leaflet
5 184 (11.94%) OpenLayers
5 184 (11.94%) PostGIS
6 139 (9.02%) RESTful
7 135 (8.76%) AngularJS
8 93 (6.04%) HTML
9 91 (5.91%) JSON
10 89 (5.78%) XML
11 85 (5.52%) ASP.NET
12 80 (5.19%) Web Services
13 78 (5.06%) Node.js
14 77 (5.00%) Spring
15 63 (4.09%) .NET Framework
16 58 (3.76%) Vue
17 55 (3.57%) Kafka
18 50 (3.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 72 (4.67%) Cloud Native
2 57 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 42 (2.73%) Enterprise Cloud
3 42 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 42 (2.73%) Reference Data
4 41 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
5 38 (2.47%) IoT
6 37 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
7 34 (2.21%) Device Driver
8 30 (1.95%) Public Cloud
9 23 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
10 17 (1.10%) Mobile App
11 15 (0.97%) Product Ownership
12 12 (0.78%) Distributed Systems
13 10 (0.65%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.58%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.58%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.58%) GNSS
15 8 (0.52%) FPGA
15 8 (0.52%) Hackathon
Operating Systems
1 262 (17.00%) Linux
2 97 (6.29%) Embedded Linux
3 83 (5.39%) Windows
4 42 (2.73%) Ubuntu
5 19 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.17%) Unix
7 17 (1.10%) Mac OS
8 13 (0.84%) Android
9 9 (0.58%) FreeRTOS
10 5 (0.32%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.13%) CentOS
11 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,540 (99.94%) Software Engineering
2 696 (45.17%) Agile
3 293 (19.01%) Problem-Solving
4 285 (18.49%) DevOps
5 260 (16.87%) SDLC
6 223 (14.47%) Actionable Insight
7 200 (12.98%) Web Development
8 189 (12.26%) Operational Stability
9 184 (11.94%) Artificial Intelligence
10 179 (11.62%) Microservices
11 158 (10.25%) Computer Science
12 153 (9.93%) CI/CD
13 151 (9.80%) Machine Learning
14 146 (9.47%) Tech Ops
15 126 (8.18%) Mentoring
16 124 (8.05%) Test Automation
17 109 (7.07%) Decision-Making
18 80 (5.19%) TDD
19 76 (4.93%) Full Stack Development
20 73 (4.74%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 443 (28.75%) Python
2 358 (23.23%) JavaScript
3 350 (22.71%) Java
4 338 (21.93%) C#
5 246 (15.96%) C++
6 236 (15.31%) SQL
7 218 (14.15%) C
8 128 (8.31%) TypeScript
9 73 (4.74%) Embedded C
10 62 (4.02%) Go
11 58 (3.76%) Bash
12 54 (3.50%) Scala
13 42 (2.73%) Prolog
13 42 (2.73%) SPARQL
14 35 (2.27%) Rust
15 24 (1.56%) Perl
16 21 (1.36%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.04%) MATLAB
18 15 (0.97%) Ruby
19 13 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 327 (21.22%) Security Cleared
2 255 (16.55%) SC Cleared
3 170 (11.03%) Degree
4 43 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (1.69%) Master's Degree
6 22 (1.43%) HND
7 18 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.04%) PhD
9 9 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.39%) Chartered Engineer
11 5 (0.32%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.32%) AWS Certified Developer
11 5 (0.32%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
12 4 (0.26%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
13 3 (0.19%) Azure Certification
13 3 (0.19%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.065%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.21%) Data Quality
2 15 (0.97%) ISO 26262
2 15 (0.97%) MISRA
3 14 (0.91%) Automotive SPICE
3 14 (0.91%) AUTOSAR
3 14 (0.91%) QA
4 13 (0.84%) PMO
5 8 (0.52%) ISO 13485
6 7 (0.45%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.26%) DICOM
7 4 (0.26%) HL7
8 3 (0.19%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.13%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.13%) Software Quality Assurance
10 1 (0.065%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.065%) SEPA
System Software
1 81 (5.26%) Docker
2 44 (2.86%) Firmware
3 42 (2.73%) Active Directory
4 16 (1.04%) Embedded Firmware
5 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 85 (5.52%) Kubernetes
2 64 (4.15%) Terraform
3 5 (0.32%) Ansible
3 5 (0.32%) SELinux
4 4 (0.26%) Progress Chef
5 3 (0.19%) Functional Safety
6 2 (0.13%) linkerd
6 2 (0.13%) MIIS
6 2 (0.13%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.065%) Grafana
Vendors
1 184 (11.94%) ESRI
2 28 (1.82%) Microsoft
3 21 (1.36%) Google
4 19 (1.23%) Oracle
5 14 (0.91%) IBM
5 14 (0.91%) Lauterbach
6 12 (0.78%) DevExpress
7 11 (0.71%) Xamarin
8 9 (0.58%) Dell
9 7 (0.45%) F5
10 5 (0.32%) Databricks
11 4 (0.26%) Facebook
11 4 (0.26%) Instagram
11 4 (0.26%) QNX
12 3 (0.19%) SAP
13 2 (0.13%) Autodesk
13 2 (0.13%) Cadence
13 2 (0.13%) IFS
13 2 (0.13%) RedGate
13 2 (0.13%) VMware