Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Programmer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1058 1109 1025
Rank change year-on-year +51 -84 -170
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 77 117 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.065% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.068% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 59 80 193
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,500 £33,173
90th Percentile £78,000 £105,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 151,510 172,360 178,969
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,415 138,723 149,394
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Programmer in the UK

Senior Programmer
Top 13 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 15 December 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
England +35 67 £52,500 -12.50% 12
UK excluding London +29 52 £50,000 +1.01% 11
London +35 24 £65,000 -17.46% 1
East of England +47 18 £55,000 +15.79% 5
North of England +31 14 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Yorkshire +42 9 £37,500 - 1
South East -18 8 £60,000 +6.67% 2
North West +24 5 £45,000 +4.65% 1
Scotland -4 5 £52,500 +16.67%
Wales +7 4 £33,173 -26.28%
Midlands +46 3 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Midlands +50 2 £37,500 -16.67%
East Midlands - 1 £40,500 - 2

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, Senior Programmer 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 featuring Senior Programmer in the job title.

1 45 (58.44%) Java
2 32 (41.56%) JavaScript
2 32 (41.56%) SQL
3 26 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (31.17%) HTML
5 22 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 20 (25.97%) CSS
7 17 (22.08%) AngularJS
7 17 (22.08%) Relational Database
7 17 (22.08%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (20.78%) Spring
9 15 (19.48%) Finance
10 14 (18.18%) Web Services
10 14 (18.18%) Scrum
11 13 (16.88%) TDD
11 13 (16.88%) Degree
11 13 (16.88%) REST
11 13 (16.88%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (16.88%) Microservices
12 12 (15.58%) React
12 12 (15.58%) Amazon AWS
12 12 (15.58%) SOAP
12 12 (15.58%) C#
13 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 10 (12.99%) MVC
14 10 (12.99%) .NET
15 9 (11.69%) RPG
15 9 (11.69%) Banking
15 9 (11.69%) AS400

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 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.60%) CMS
3 2 (2.60%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) Captiva
4 1 (1.30%) Documentum
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) Kentico
4 1 (1.30%) nginx
4 1 (1.30%) SAS
4 1 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.30%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.30%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Magento
2 1 (1.30%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) HTTP
2 2 (2.60%) Internet
3 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.08%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.09%) Big Data
3 7 (9.09%) MySQL
4 6 (7.79%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.19%) Redis
6 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.30%) Power BI
7 1 (1.30%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Liquibase
2 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.60%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.30%) gulp
4 1 (1.30%) Maven
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.30%) webpack
General
1 15 (19.48%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Billing
4 6 (7.79%) Games
4 6 (7.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.60%) Marketing
7 2 (2.60%) Retail
8 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (31.17%) HTML
2 20 (25.97%) CSS
3 17 (22.08%) AngularJS
4 16 (20.78%) Spring
5 14 (18.18%) Web Services
6 13 (16.88%) REST
7 12 (15.58%) React
7 12 (15.58%) SOAP
8 10 (12.99%) .NET
9 9 (11.69%) Spring Boot
10 6 (7.79%) Hibernate
10 6 (7.79%) HTML5
10 6 (7.79%) Redux
11 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET
11 5 (6.49%) Node.js
12 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (5.19%) J2EE
12 4 (5.19%) JSP
12 4 (5.19%) Struts
12 4 (5.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (16.88%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (11.69%) AS400
3 6 (7.79%) Life Science
4 5 (6.49%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.90%) iSeries
5 3 (3.90%) NHS
5 3 (3.90%) W3C
6 2 (2.60%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.60%) User Experience
7 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.30%) Fintech
7 1 (1.30%) FMCG
7 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.30%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.90%) Linux
2 2 (2.60%) Android
2 2 (2.60%) Windows
3 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.30%) Unix
3 1 (1.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 17 (22.08%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (18.18%) Scrum
5 13 (16.88%) Microservices
5 13 (16.88%) TDD
6 10 (12.99%) MVC
7 9 (11.69%) Analytics
7 9 (11.69%) Mentoring
8 8 (10.39%) Collaborative Working
8 8 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (10.39%) Data Analytics
9 6 (7.79%) BDD
9 6 (7.79%) Pair Programming
9 6 (7.79%) Unit Testing
10 5 (6.49%) Case Management
10 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
10 5 (6.49%) DevOps
10 5 (6.49%) Mathematics
10 5 (6.49%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 45 (58.44%) Java
2 32 (41.56%) JavaScript
2 32 (41.56%) SQL
3 12 (15.58%) C#
4 9 (11.69%) RPG
4 9 (11.69%) RPG IV
5 8 (10.39%) Java 8
6 6 (7.79%) C
6 6 (7.79%) Scala
7 5 (6.49%) C++
7 5 (6.49%) Kotlin
7 5 (6.49%) Python
8 4 (5.19%) F#
8 4 (5.19%) PHP
8 4 (5.19%) R
8 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.19%) VB.NET
8 4 (5.19%) VBA
9 1 (1.30%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.30%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.30%) SAS Certification
3 1 (1.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle
3 4 (5.19%) Guidewire
4 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.30%) Cadence
5 1 (1.30%) IBM
5 1 (1.30%) SAP