Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Programmer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1049 1097 1046
Rank change year-on-year +48 -51 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 124 110 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.062% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.065% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 86 88 212
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,212 £40,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £99,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.91% +8.42% +5.56%

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 161,130 169,327 185,964
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,874 135,710 156,315
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
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% - +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 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Programmer in the UK

Senior Programmer
Top 14 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 18 September 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 +33 98 £55,000 -8.33% 24
UK excluding London +35 87 £50,000 -2.91% 24
London +22 28 £70,000 -12.50% 2
East of England +21 21 £55,000 - 4
North of England +16 17 £40,000 - 5
South East +1 17 £66,250 +1.53% 5
Yorkshire - 11 £42,000 - 4
South West -1 10 £25,000 -54.55% 1
Scotland -5 10 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Wales - 7 £33,173 -
North West +14 6 £40,000 - 1
Midlands - 5 £40,500 - 7
East Midlands - 3 £55,000 - 5
West Midlands - 2 £38,750 - 2

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 57 (45.97%) Java
2 52 (41.94%) JavaScript
3 49 (39.52%) HTML
4 45 (36.29%) CSS
5 41 (33.06%) SQL
6 38 (30.65%) Spring
7 37 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (21.77%) REST
9 26 (20.97%) Finance
10 25 (20.16%) C#
10 25 (20.16%) Web Services
11 24 (19.35%) SOAP
12 23 (18.55%) MVC
12 23 (18.55%) Software Engineering
13 20 (16.13%) AngularJS
13 20 (16.13%) Mentoring
14 19 (15.32%) Microservices
14 19 (15.32%) Elasticsearch
14 19 (15.32%) C++
15 18 (14.52%) .NET
15 18 (14.52%) SQL Server
16 17 (13.71%) Oracle
16 17 (13.71%) Degree
16 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (12.90%) Java 8
17 16 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (12.90%) Hibernate
17 16 (12.90%) TDD
18 15 (12.10%) Games
18 15 (12.10%) Relational Database

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 19 (15.32%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (7.26%) Apache
3 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.61%) IIS
4 2 (1.61%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.61%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) Firewall
2 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.10%) Relational Database
3 12 (9.68%) MySQL
4 11 (8.87%) Big Data
5 7 (5.65%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.65%) Redis
6 5 (4.03%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.03%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (4.03%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.81%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.81%) Power BI
8 1 (0.81%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Liquibase
2 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.61%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.61%) JIRA
3 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.61%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.61%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.81%) Grunt
4 1 (0.81%) gulp
4 1 (0.81%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 26 (20.97%) Finance
2 15 (12.10%) Games
3 8 (6.45%) Banking
3 8 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (5.65%) Billing
4 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.42%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.81%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (39.52%) HTML
2 45 (36.29%) CSS
3 38 (30.65%) Spring
4 27 (21.77%) REST
5 25 (20.16%) Web Services
6 24 (19.35%) SOAP
7 20 (16.13%) AngularJS
8 18 (14.52%) .NET
9 16 (12.90%) Hibernate
10 12 (9.68%) Spring Boot
11 11 (8.87%) Unreal Engine
12 10 (8.06%) JSP
12 10 (8.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 10 (8.06%) XML
13 9 (7.26%) ASP.NET
13 9 (7.26%) Laravel
14 8 (6.45%) .NET Framework
14 8 (6.45%) React
15 7 (5.65%) J2EE
15 7 (5.65%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.29%) Smartphone
3 11 (8.87%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (7.26%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (6.45%) Life Science
6 7 (5.65%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.84%) iSeries
7 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
7 6 (4.84%) Mobile Games
8 5 (4.03%) AS400
8 5 (4.03%) Client/Server
8 5 (4.03%) LIMS
9 3 (2.42%) NHS
10 2 (1.61%) Animation
10 2 (1.61%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.61%) Fintech
10 2 (1.61%) PlayStation
10 2 (1.61%) Reinsurance
10 2 (1.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.65%) Apple iOS
2 6 (4.84%) Android
2 6 (4.84%) Linux
3 4 (3.23%) Windows
4 1 (0.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.55%) MVC
2 23 (18.55%) Software Engineering
3 20 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 19 (15.32%) Microservices
5 16 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (12.90%) TDD
6 14 (11.29%) Case Management
6 14 (11.29%) Coaching
7 12 (9.68%) Scrum
8 10 (8.06%) BDD
8 10 (8.06%) SDLC
8 10 (8.06%) Unit Testing
9 9 (7.26%) Collaborative Working
9 9 (7.26%) User Stories
10 8 (6.45%) Analytics
10 8 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (6.45%) Game Development
10 8 (6.45%) Web Development
11 7 (5.65%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 57 (45.97%) Java
2 52 (41.94%) JavaScript
3 41 (33.06%) SQL
4 25 (20.16%) C#
5 19 (15.32%) C++
6 16 (12.90%) Java 8
7 14 (11.29%) Kotlin
8 11 (8.87%) RPG
8 11 (8.87%) RPG IV
9 10 (8.06%) PHP
10 5 (4.03%) C
10 5 (4.03%) Python
11 4 (3.23%) R
11 4 (3.23%) Scala
11 4 (3.23%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.23%) VBA
12 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.61%) F#
13 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.81%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 17 (13.71%) Degree
2 2 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.81%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.84%) ISO 9001
3 5 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.61%) GDPR
4 2 (1.61%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.81%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.81%) QA
5 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (11.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (13.71%) Oracle
2 12 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.65%) Guidewire
4 6 (4.84%) IBM
5 2 (1.61%) Capita
5 2 (1.61%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (1.61%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.61%) Sony
6 1 (0.81%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.81%) SAP