Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Programmer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1066 1044 993
Rank change year-on-year -22 -51 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 105 133 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.077% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.080% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 75 116 254
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £77,000 £85,000 £78,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 165,831 165,633 192,898
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.25% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,881 136,379 162,038
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -38 89 £62,500 +19.05% 31
UK excluding London -37 68 £50,000 - 28
London +2 29 £72,500 - 6
East of England -1 18 £56,250 +7.14% 4
South East -9 17 £65,000 +4.00% 5
South West -2 10 £25,000 -48.19% 7
North of England -16 9 £40,000 - 6
Midlands - 6 £52,500 - 3
North West -22 5 £40,000 - 1
Scotland -31 5 £45,000 - 3
East Midlands - 5 £55,000 - 3
Yorkshire +23 4 £42,000 -4.00% 4
Wales +18 3 £33,173 -39.69%
West Midlands - 1 £37,500 -

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 47 (44.76%) Java
2 42 (40.00%) CSS
3 41 (39.05%) JavaScript
4 40 (38.10%) HTML
5 36 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (25.71%) Spring
7 25 (23.81%) SQL
8 24 (22.86%) Software Engineering
9 23 (21.90%) C#
10 21 (20.00%) REST
11 19 (18.10%) Mentoring
11 19 (18.10%) .NET
11 19 (18.10%) Oracle
11 19 (18.10%) MVC
11 19 (18.10%) Finance
12 17 (16.19%) C++
13 16 (15.24%) Web Services
14 15 (14.29%) SOAP
15 14 (13.33%) Degree
15 14 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
16 13 (12.38%) AngularJS
16 13 (12.38%) Microservices
16 13 (12.38%) Java 8
16 13 (12.38%) Games
17 12 (11.43%) SQL Server
17 12 (11.43%) Coaching
18 11 (10.48%) SDLC
18 11 (10.48%) Self-Motivation
18 11 (10.48%) PHP
18 11 (10.48%) Hibernate

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 14 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (9.52%) Apache
3 3 (2.86%) Confluence
4 2 (1.90%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.95%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.95%) IIS
5 1 (0.95%) JBoss
5 1 (0.95%) nginx
5 1 (0.95%) SAS
5 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.95%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.95%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.95%) Firewall
1 1 (0.95%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 9 (8.57%) MySQL
4 8 (7.62%) Big Data
4 8 (7.62%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.86%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.86%) Redis
7 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.95%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.95%) Power BI
8 1 (0.95%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.76%) JIRA
2 5 (4.76%) Subversion
3 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.86%) Liquibase
5 2 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.90%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.90%) Xcode
6 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.95%) Grunt
6 1 (0.95%) gulp
6 1 (0.95%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (18.10%) Finance
2 13 (12.38%) Games
3 5 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 5 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.81%) Banking
5 3 (2.86%) Billing
5 3 (2.86%) Retail
5 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.90%) Law
6 2 (1.90%) Publishing
7 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (40.00%) CSS
2 40 (38.10%) HTML
3 27 (25.71%) Spring
4 21 (20.00%) REST
5 19 (18.10%) .NET
6 16 (15.24%) Web Services
7 15 (14.29%) SOAP
8 13 (12.38%) AngularJS
9 11 (10.48%) Hibernate
10 10 (9.52%) ASP.NET
11 9 (8.57%) JPA
11 9 (8.57%) Laravel
11 9 (8.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 9 (8.57%) XML
12 8 (7.62%) .NET Framework
12 8 (7.62%) JSP
12 8 (7.62%) Unreal Engine
13 7 (6.67%) Node.js
14 6 (5.71%) Spring Boot
15 5 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (8.57%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.57%) Smartphone
3 8 (7.62%) Mobile Games
4 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.71%) iSeries
5 6 (5.71%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.76%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.76%) Fintech
6 5 (4.76%) Life Science
6 5 (4.76%) LIMS
7 3 (2.86%) User Experience
8 2 (1.90%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (1.90%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.90%) IVR
8 2 (1.90%) PlayStation
8 2 (1.90%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.90%) State Machine
8 2 (1.90%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 8 (7.62%) Android
2 8 (7.62%) Linux
3 4 (3.81%) Windows
4 2 (1.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.86%) Software Engineering
3 19 (18.10%) Mentoring
3 19 (18.10%) MVC
4 13 (12.38%) Microservices
5 12 (11.43%) Coaching
6 11 (10.48%) Scrum
6 11 (10.48%) SDLC
7 10 (9.52%) Game Development
7 10 (9.52%) OO
7 10 (9.52%) TDD
8 9 (8.57%) Case Management
8 9 (8.57%) iOS Development
9 8 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (7.62%) User Stories
10 7 (6.67%) Android Development
10 7 (6.67%) BDD
10 7 (6.67%) Data Management
10 7 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 47 (44.76%) Java
2 41 (39.05%) JavaScript
3 25 (23.81%) SQL
4 23 (21.90%) C#
5 17 (16.19%) C++
6 13 (12.38%) Java 8
7 11 (10.48%) PHP
8 10 (9.52%) Kotlin
9 7 (6.67%) RPG
9 7 (6.67%) RPG IV
10 4 (3.81%) Python
11 3 (2.86%) Apple Swift
11 3 (2.86%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.90%) C
12 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.95%) Lua
13 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.95%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 6 (5.71%) ISO 9001
3 5 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.86%) QA
5 2 (1.90%) GDPR
5 2 (1.90%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.95%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) Docker
Vendors
1 19 (18.10%) Oracle
2 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.71%) IBM
4 3 (2.86%) Guidewire
5 2 (1.90%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.90%) FactSet
5 2 (1.90%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (1.90%) Pega
5 2 (1.90%) Perforce
5 2 (1.90%) Sony
5 2 (1.90%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.90%) Vermilion
6 1 (0.95%) Capita
6 1 (0.95%) Cognos
6 1 (0.95%) SAP
6 1 (0.95%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.95%) Zend