Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Programmer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1068 1023 815
Rank change year-on-year -45 -208 +216
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 106 173 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.098% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.10% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 69 161 420
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £33,173 £37,750
90th Percentile £103,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.00% +11.11% +5.88%

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 166,635 170,262 199,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,263 141,781 167,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -41 91 £60,000 +14.29% 26
UK excluding London -43 72 £49,000 -2.00% 16
South East +36 39 £50,000 -20.00% 3
London +9 33 £76,250 +3.39% 11
Scotland -18 13 £38,750 -18.85% 1
East of England -40 10 £47,500 -9.52% 3
South West +15 4 £52,500 +5.00% 3
North of England 0 3 £37,500 -28.57% 2
Yorkshire +27 2 £37,500 -31.82% 1
Midlands -2 2 £38,750 -22.50% 4
North West -8 1 £43,000 -14.00% 1
Wales -12 1 £45,000 +35.65%
West Midlands -16 1 £45,000 -10.00% 1
East Midlands - 1 £32,500 - 3

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 48 (45.28%) C++
2 40 (37.74%) Software Engineering
3 39 (36.79%) C#
4 38 (35.85%) Games
5 36 (33.96%) SQL
6 30 (28.30%) .NET
7 28 (26.42%) SQL Server
8 27 (25.47%) Java
9 25 (23.58%) JavaScript
9 25 (23.58%) Visual Studio
9 25 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (19.81%) Visual Effects
10 21 (19.81%) Xbox
10 21 (19.81%) Unreal Engine
10 21 (19.81%) PlayStation
11 20 (18.87%) Finance
11 20 (18.87%) Windows
12 18 (16.98%) Mentoring
12 18 (16.98%) Legal
13 17 (16.04%) Degree
13 17 (16.04%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (16.04%) HTML
14 16 (15.09%) Linux
15 15 (14.15%) Web Services
15 15 (14.15%) Oracle
15 15 (14.15%) MVC
15 15 (14.15%) TDD
16 14 (13.21%) ASP.NET
16 14 (13.21%) CSS
16 14 (13.21%) Unix

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 8 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.60%) Confluence
3 3 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.89%) Apache
4 2 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.94%) JBoss
5 1 (0.94%) nginx
5 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.94%) SAS
5 1 (0.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (1.89%) Heroku
4 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.94%) GitHub
4 1 (0.94%) SaaS
4 1 (0.94%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.60%) Broadband
2 2 (1.89%) HTTP
3 1 (0.94%) Internet
3 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (9.43%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (9.43%) Crystal Reports
4 9 (8.49%) MySQL
5 8 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (5.66%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.72%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.89%) Infinispan
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.89%) SQLite
9 1 (0.94%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.94%) Big Data
9 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.94%) Power BI
9 1 (0.94%) Redis
9 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (23.58%) Visual Studio
2 10 (9.43%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.49%) JIRA
4 7 (6.60%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.60%) GitLab
5 5 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.83%) JUnit
7 3 (2.83%) MSTest
8 2 (1.89%) Chocolatey
8 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.89%) Subversion
9 1 (0.94%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.94%) Grunt
9 1 (0.94%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.94%) Maven
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.94%) Selenium
General
1 38 (35.85%) Games
2 20 (18.87%) Finance
3 18 (16.98%) Legal
4 4 (3.77%) Banking
4 4 (3.77%) Front Office
5 2 (1.89%) Publishing
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
5 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (28.30%) .NET
2 21 (19.81%) Unreal Engine
3 17 (16.04%) HTML
4 15 (14.15%) Web Services
5 14 (13.21%) ASP.NET
5 14 (13.21%) CSS
6 10 (9.43%) DirectX
6 10 (9.43%) OpenGL
6 10 (9.43%) REST
7 8 (7.55%) Vulkan
8 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (6.60%) Middleware
9 6 (5.66%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.66%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.77%) React
10 4 (3.77%) WPF
10 4 (3.77%) XML
11 3 (2.83%) Node.js
11 3 (2.83%) Symfony
11 3 (2.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.81%) PlayStation
1 21 (19.81%) Xbox
2 9 (8.49%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (5.66%) Fintech
3 6 (5.66%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.83%) User Experience
6 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.89%) Derivative
7 1 (0.94%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.94%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.94%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.94%) Equities
7 1 (0.94%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.94%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.94%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.87%) Windows
2 16 (15.09%) Linux
3 14 (13.21%) Unix
4 2 (1.89%) Android
4 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (37.74%) Software Engineering
2 25 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (19.81%) Visual Effects
4 18 (16.98%) Mentoring
5 17 (16.04%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (14.15%) MVC
6 15 (14.15%) TDD
7 12 (11.32%) Investment Management
7 12 (11.32%) Multithreading
8 11 (10.38%) Mathematics
9 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Office Automation
9 10 (9.43%) Office Automation
9 10 (9.43%) Scrum
10 9 (8.49%) Acceptance Criteria
10 9 (8.49%) API Design
10 9 (8.49%) Asset Management
10 9 (8.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (8.49%) User Stories
11 8 (7.55%) Portfolio Management
11 8 (7.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 48 (45.28%) C++
2 39 (36.79%) C#
3 36 (33.96%) SQL
4 27 (25.47%) Java
5 25 (23.58%) JavaScript
6 13 (12.26%) Python
7 12 (11.32%) Shell Script
8 10 (9.43%) HLSL
9 9 (8.49%) Assembly Language
9 9 (8.49%) T-SQL
10 8 (7.55%) PHP
11 7 (6.60%) VB
12 6 (5.66%) C
13 4 (3.77%) TypeScript
13 4 (3.77%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.89%) Groovy
14 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.94%) COBOL
15 1 (0.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (16.04%) Degree
2 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) CDISC
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.94%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.94%) Ansible
2 1 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (14.15%) Oracle
2 11 (10.38%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.43%) Sybase
4 7 (6.60%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.89%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.89%) Google
5 2 (1.89%) Zend
6 1 (0.94%) Adobe
6 1 (0.94%) Charles River
6 1 (0.94%) FactSet
6 1 (0.94%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.94%) JDA
6 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.94%) RedPrairie
6 1 (0.94%) Teradata
6 1 (0.94%) Vermilion
6 1 (0.94%) webMethods