Period
to 28 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Programmer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 July 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1064 1001 991
Rank change year-on-year -63 -10 -141
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 130 267 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 114 247 271
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,450 £36,675
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 171481 194469 213188
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.98% 96.49% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 139295 163512 174859
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Senior Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Programmer in the UK

Senior Programmer
Top 11 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 6 months to 28 July 2017. 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
England -56 121 £55,000 - 6
UK excluding London -14 93 £50,000 +5.26% 3
London -3 36 £77,500 +19.23% 3
East of England -9 26 £55,000 - 1
South East +25 23 £65,250 +37.37% 1
North of England -12 22 £40,000 -11.11%
North West -10 19 £40,000 -11.11%
South West +18 14 £52,500 +10.53%
Scotland +13 7 £45,000 -10.00%
Yorkshire +1 3 £37,500 -31.82%
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 66 (50.77%) SQL
2 60 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (40.00%) Java
4 32 (24.62%) Unit Testing
5 29 (22.31%) SDLC
6 28 (21.54%) C#
7 26 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 26 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (19.23%) OO
9 23 (17.69%) HTML
9 23 (17.69%) Oracle
10 22 (16.92%) MVC
10 22 (16.92%) Finance
11 21 (16.15%) CSS
11 21 (16.15%) .NET
12 20 (15.38%) ERP
12 20 (15.38%) IBM
13 19 (14.62%) TDD
13 19 (14.62%) iSeries
13 19 (14.62%) Waterfall
14 18 (13.85%) Software Engineering
14 18 (13.85%) Degree
14 18 (13.85%) ITIL
14 18 (13.85%) RPG
14 18 (13.85%) DB2
14 18 (13.85%) Scrum
14 18 (13.85%) AS400
15 17 (13.08%) Linux
15 17 (13.08%) Python
16 16 (12.31%) Java EE

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 7 (5.38%) SAS
2 5 (3.85%) JBoss
2 5 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.08%) Apache
3 4 (3.08%) CMS
4 3 (2.31%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.54%) CICS
5 2 (1.54%) IIS
5 2 (1.54%) Kentico
5 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.77%) Confluence
6 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) SPSS
2 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Endur
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.46%) DNS
2 6 (4.62%) iBeacon
3 4 (3.08%) HTTP
4 3 (2.31%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.85%) DB2
2 14 (10.77%) SQL Server
3 13 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (9.23%) MySQL
5 8 (6.15%) Relational Database
6 7 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (5.38%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (3.85%) QlikView
7 5 (3.85%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.08%) Electronic Patient Records
9 3 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.54%) Base SAS
10 2 (1.54%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (1.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (6.92%) Maven
2 8 (6.15%) Ant
2 8 (6.15%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.15%) Selenium
3 7 (5.38%) Android Studio
3 7 (5.38%) JIRA
4 6 (4.62%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.62%) JUnit
5 5 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.85%) Gradle
5 5 (3.85%) Subversion
6 3 (2.31%) JMeter
6 3 (2.31%) Mockito
6 3 (2.31%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.54%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.54%) Liquibase
7 2 (1.54%) Robot Framework
7 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.77%) Arquillian
General
1 22 (16.92%) Finance
2 12 (9.23%) Front Office
3 9 (6.92%) Games
4 8 (6.15%) Banking
5 6 (4.62%) Retail
6 4 (3.08%) Back Office
6 4 (3.08%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.08%) Marketing
7 1 (0.77%) French Language
7 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.69%) HTML
2 21 (16.15%) .NET
2 21 (16.15%) CSS
3 16 (12.31%) Java EE
3 16 (12.31%) Web Services
4 12 (9.23%) Spring
4 12 (9.23%) XML
5 9 (6.92%) J2EE
6 8 (6.15%) Hibernate
6 8 (6.15%) REST
7 7 (5.38%) Spring MVC
7 7 (5.38%) Symfony
8 6 (4.62%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.85%) JPA
9 5 (3.85%) JSP
9 5 (3.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 4 (3.08%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.08%) Laravel
10 4 (3.08%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (14.62%) iSeries
3 18 (13.85%) AS400
4 11 (8.46%) User Experience
5 8 (6.15%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.31%) Equities
8 3 (2.31%) Fintech
9 2 (1.54%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.54%) Derivative
9 2 (1.54%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.77%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.08%) Linux
2 11 (8.46%) Android
3 10 (7.69%) Windows
4 9 (6.92%) Unix
5 5 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.85%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.08%) Windows Phone
7 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (24.62%) Unit Testing
3 29 (22.31%) SDLC
4 25 (19.23%) OO
5 22 (16.92%) MVC
6 20 (15.38%) ERP
7 19 (14.62%) TDD
7 19 (14.62%) Waterfall
8 18 (13.85%) ITIL
8 18 (13.85%) Scrum
8 18 (13.85%) Software Engineering
9 15 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 15 (11.54%) OOP
10 14 (10.77%) Analytics
11 13 (10.00%) OOD
12 12 (9.23%) Mobile Development
13 11 (8.46%) ETL
13 11 (8.46%) High Availability
14 7 (5.38%) Mentoring
14 7 (5.38%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 66 (50.77%) SQL
2 52 (40.00%) Java
3 28 (21.54%) C#
4 26 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (13.85%) RPG
6 17 (13.08%) Python
7 11 (8.46%) C++
8 10 (7.69%) Bash Shell
8 10 (7.69%) PL/SQL
9 9 (6.92%) PHP
10 7 (5.38%) T-SQL
11 5 (3.85%) R
12 4 (3.08%) C
12 4 (3.08%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.31%) COBOL
13 3 (2.31%) PHP 5
13 3 (2.31%) VBA
14 2 (1.54%) Go
14 2 (1.54%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (13.85%) Degree
2 5 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) HL7
Vendors
1 23 (17.69%) Oracle
2 20 (15.38%) IBM
3 9 (6.92%) VMware
4 6 (4.62%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.85%) Informatica
6 4 (3.08%) Cognizant
6 4 (3.08%) OpenLink
6 4 (3.08%) Retek
7 3 (2.31%) JDA
7 3 (2.31%) RedPrairie
8 2 (1.54%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.54%) Sybase
9 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.77%) Solace
9 1 (0.77%) Tableau
9 1 (0.77%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.77%) Triple Point
9 1 (0.77%) Xamarin
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