The median annual salary for a Senior Programmer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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

Senior Programmer
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 787 823 816
Rank change year-on-year +36 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 74 139 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 66 127 125
Median salary £50,000 £54,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.25% +3.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £37,100 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83193 100058 106919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 69089 83978 87229
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Programmer in the UK

Senior Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Programmer.

Salary trend for Senior Programmer in the UK

Senior Programmer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Programmer over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Programmer in the UK

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 71 £50,750 -7.72% 5
East of England -6 16 £58,750 +23.68% 3
London +24 14 £65,000 +18.18% 1
North West - 14 £40,000 -
Lancashire - 14 £40,000 -
South East +49 13 £58,000 +10.47% 1
Preston - 13 £40,000 -
South West +21 11 £48,250 -1.02%
Wiltshire +23 10 £45,000 -14.28%
Hertfordshire +20 9 £60,000 +26.31% 2
Watford - 9 £60,000 - 2
Swindon - 9 £45,000 -
Reading +25 6 £80,000 +128.57%
Berkshire +24 6 £80,000 +119.17%
Essex -10 6 £51,250 -18.00%
Oxfordshire +6 4 £30,764 -48.72%
Oxford -9 4 £30,764 -48.72%
Yorkshire +24 3 £37,500 -14.28%
Colchester -16 3 £52,500 -16.00%
West Yorkshire +15 2 £34,500 -8.00%
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £47,500 -2.56%
Scotland +8 2 £32,500 -36.58%
Milton Keynes - 2 £47,500 -
Bradford - 2 £34,500 -
Surrey +42 1 £58,000 +5.45%
Glasgow +15 1 - -
Dundee +2 1 £32,500 -
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £57,500 +73.33% 1
Cambridge -7 1 £57,500 -11.53% 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £90,000 -

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, Senior Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Programmer in the job title.

1 83 (53.90%) Java
2 64 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (41.56%) SQL
3 58 (37.66%) JavaScript
4 57 (37.01%) HTML
5 48 (31.17%) CSS
6 47 (30.52%) Degree
7 45 (29.22%) Oracle
8 43 (27.92%) Unit Testing
9 39 (25.32%) Software Engineering
10 34 (22.08%) Computer Science
11 31 (20.13%) C++
12 27 (17.53%) OO
12 27 (17.53%) Linux
12 27 (17.53%) TDD
13 25 (16.23%) SDLC
14 24 (15.58%) Spring
14 24 (15.58%) C#
14 24 (15.58%) Finance
15 23 (14.94%) OOP
15 23 (14.94%) E-Commerce
16 21 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
16 21 (13.64%) J2EE
17 20 (12.99%) C
17 20 (12.99%) .NET
17 20 (12.99%) IBM
17 20 (12.99%) Oracle Database
18 19 (12.34%) Relational Database
18 19 (12.34%) iSeries
18 19 (12.34%) Ajax

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 17 (11.04%) JBoss
2 16 (10.39%) WebSphere
3 15 (9.74%) WebLogic
4 12 (7.79%) Tomcat
5 7 (4.55%) Apache
6 4 (2.60%) CMS
6 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.30%) CICS
8 2 (1.30%) IIS
8 2 (1.30%) Kentico
8 2 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.65%) Confluence
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (5.19%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.25%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (3.25%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle ASCP
4 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.84%) DNS
2 5 (3.25%) Internet
3 4 (2.60%) HTTP
3 4 (2.60%) iBeacon
4 3 (1.95%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.99%) Oracle Database
2 19 (12.34%) Relational Database
3 15 (9.74%) DB2
4 14 (9.09%) MySQL
5 13 (8.44%) SQL Server
6 9 (5.84%) MongoDB
6 9 (5.84%) NoSQL
7 7 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (3.25%) Neo4j
9 5 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (3.25%) QlikView
9 5 (3.25%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.60%) Big Data
10 4 (2.60%) Electronic Patient Records
11 3 (1.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Maven
2 11 (7.14%) Ant
2 11 (7.14%) Selenium
3 10 (6.49%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.84%) Cucumber
4 9 (5.84%) JUnit
5 8 (5.19%) JMeter
6 7 (4.55%) Gradle
7 6 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (3.90%) JIRA
7 6 (3.90%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
8 5 (3.25%) IntelliJ
8 5 (3.25%) Liquibase
8 5 (3.25%) Mockito
8 5 (3.25%) Robot Framework
9 4 (2.60%) Android Studio
9 4 (2.60%) Subversion
10 3 (1.95%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (15.58%) Finance
2 14 (9.09%) Games
3 12 (7.79%) Telecoms
4 11 (7.14%) Banking
5 7 (4.55%) Marketing
6 6 (3.90%) Retail
7 4 (2.60%) Front Office
7 4 (2.60%) Publishing
8 3 (1.95%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.65%) French Language
9 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (37.01%) HTML
2 48 (31.17%) CSS
3 24 (15.58%) Spring
4 21 (13.64%) J2EE
5 20 (12.99%) .NET
6 19 (12.34%) Ajax
7 17 (11.04%) Web Services
8 16 (10.39%) Hibernate
9 15 (9.74%) Swing
10 14 (9.09%) Java EE
10 14 (9.09%) JSP
10 14 (9.09%) REST
11 13 (8.44%) HTML5
11 13 (8.44%) XML
12 12 (7.79%) JPA
13 10 (6.49%) .NET Framework
13 10 (6.49%) CSS3
14 9 (5.84%) ASP.NET
14 9 (5.84%) jQuery
14 9 (5.84%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.08%) Computer Science
2 21 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (12.34%) iSeries
4 15 (9.74%) AS400
5 6 (3.90%) User Experience
6 5 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.60%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.95%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.30%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.30%) Derivative
9 2 (1.30%) Equities
10 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.65%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.65%) Online Games
10 1 (0.65%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.53%) Linux
2 6 (3.90%) Windows
3 5 (3.25%) Android
3 5 (3.25%) Unix
3 5 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) Solaris
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.92%) Unit Testing
3 39 (25.32%) Software Engineering
4 27 (17.53%) OO
4 27 (17.53%) TDD
5 25 (16.23%) SDLC
6 23 (14.94%) E-Commerce
6 23 (14.94%) OOP
7 19 (12.34%) MVC
8 18 (11.69%) ERP
9 16 (10.39%) Scrum
10 15 (9.74%) ITIL
10 15 (9.74%) Multithreading
10 15 (9.74%) Waterfall
11 11 (7.14%) Mathematics
11 11 (7.14%) Multithreaded Programming
11 11 (7.14%) OOD
12 10 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (6.49%) Open Source
13 9 (5.84%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 83 (53.90%) Java
2 64 (41.56%) SQL
3 58 (37.66%) JavaScript
4 31 (20.13%) C++
5 24 (15.58%) C#
6 20 (12.99%) C
7 18 (11.69%) RPG
8 15 (9.74%) Python
9 11 (7.14%) PL/SQL
10 10 (6.49%) Assembly Language
11 8 (5.19%) Bash Shell
11 8 (5.19%) Shell Script
12 5 (3.25%) Perl
12 5 (3.25%) PHP
13 3 (1.95%) COBOL
13 3 (1.95%) Go
13 3 (1.95%) RPG IV
13 3 (1.95%) RPG/400
13 3 (1.95%) Scala
14 2 (1.30%) ES6
Qualifications
1 47 (30.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) HL7
2 3 (1.95%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.30%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.65%) Ansible
2 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (29.22%) Oracle
2 20 (12.99%) IBM
3 7 (4.55%) VMware
4 5 (3.25%) Retek
5 4 (2.60%) Solace
5 4 (2.60%) Sybase
5 4 (2.60%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.95%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.30%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.65%) Informatica
8 1 (0.65%) Sony
8 1 (0.65%) Splunk
8 1 (0.65%) Tableau
8 1 (0.65%) Triple Point
8 1 (0.65%) Unisys
8 1 (0.65%) Xamarin
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