Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 495 516 592
Rank change year-on-year +21 +76 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 1006 957 946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.51% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.53% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 894 902 874
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,900 £37,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 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 +33 963 £52,500 +5.00% 78
UK excluding London +38 744 £50,000 - 71
South East +24 273 £52,500 +5.00% 22
London +35 259 £65,000 +8.33% 12
North of England +26 188 £47,500 - 26
North West +18 106 £52,500 +10.53% 12
East of England +45 93 £50,000 -9.09% 10
Midlands -9 88 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Yorkshire +2 74 £42,500 -15.00% 12
South West +10 61 £49,500 +8.79% 4
West Midlands +31 58 £46,250 +2.78% 2
Scotland -7 31 £47,250 -12.09% 4
East Midlands -17 30 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Wales +3 9 £37,500 -16.67% 1
North East -4 8 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Northern Ireland -29 1 - -

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Senior Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 655 (65.11%) C#
2 598 (59.44%) .NET
3 575 (57.16%) Agile Software Development
4 545 (54.17%) JavaScript
5 458 (45.53%) MVC
6 448 (44.53%) SQL
7 384 (38.17%) ASP.NET
8 380 (37.77%) HTML
9 378 (37.57%) SQL Server
10 364 (36.18%) Software Engineering
11 317 (31.51%) CSS
12 278 (27.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 249 (24.75%) TDD
14 244 (24.25%) Java
15 241 (23.96%) Scrum
16 239 (23.76%) AngularJS
17 224 (22.27%) jQuery
18 223 (22.17%) Web Services
19 205 (20.38%) Degree
20 199 (19.78%) Microsoft
21 175 (17.40%) ASP.NET Web API
22 169 (16.80%) OO
22 169 (16.80%) Finance
23 156 (15.51%) Git (software)
23 156 (15.51%) HTML5
24 155 (15.41%) Mentoring
25 152 (15.11%) WCF
26 133 (13.22%) .NET Framework
26 133 (13.22%) Linux
26 133 (13.22%) SDLC

Senior Software Developer 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 44 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
2 39 (3.88%) IIS
3 27 (2.68%) Tomcat
4 21 (2.09%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.59%) JBoss
6 15 (1.49%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.29%) Apache
8 11 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (1.09%) SharePoint
9 10 (0.99%) Confluence
10 9 (0.89%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.80%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.70%) CMS
13 6 (0.60%) Kentico
14 4 (0.40%) WildFly
15 3 (0.30%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.30%) OpenROAD
15 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.099%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.099%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.099%) Magento
1 1 (0.099%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 125 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 109 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.49%) GitHub
4 21 (2.09%) SaaS
5 12 (1.19%) npm
6 7 (0.70%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.60%) Serverless
8 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.40%) PaaS
10 3 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.099%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.099%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.099%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.099%) G Suite
12 1 (0.099%) IaaS
12 1 (0.099%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.88%) Internet
2 21 (2.09%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.69%) HTTP
4 11 (1.09%) Broadband
5 7 (0.70%) Firewall
5 7 (0.70%) SMS
6 4 (0.40%) SSL
7 3 (0.30%) SSH
7 3 (0.30%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.20%) Intranet
8 2 (0.20%) PPP
8 2 (0.20%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.099%) 3G
9 1 (0.099%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.099%) Extranet
9 1 (0.099%) SMTP
9 1 (0.099%) VoIP
9 1 (0.099%) WAN
9 1 (0.099%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.099%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (37.57%) SQL Server
2 96 (9.54%) NoSQL
3 79 (7.85%) PostgreSQL
4 75 (7.46%) MySQL
5 64 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 60 (5.96%) Relational Database
7 56 (5.57%) MongoDB
8 45 (4.47%) Big Data
9 27 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (1.69%) Hadoop
12 16 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
14 14 (1.39%) Oracle Database
14 14 (1.39%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.39%) Redis
15 11 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
15 11 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.89%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 156 (15.51%) Git (software)
2 108 (10.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 92 (9.15%) NUnit
4 87 (8.65%) Visual Studio
5 74 (7.36%) Jenkins
6 51 (5.07%) JIRA
6 51 (5.07%) TeamCity
7 36 (3.58%) Selenium
8 35 (3.48%) Subversion
9 27 (2.68%) Maven
10 23 (2.29%) Moq
11 19 (1.89%) SpecFlow
12 17 (1.69%) gulp
12 17 (1.69%) MSTest
13 16 (1.59%) JUnit
14 15 (1.49%) MSBuild
15 14 (1.39%) Cucumber
16 13 (1.29%) Eclipse
16 13 (1.29%) webpack
17 11 (1.09%) Ant
General
1 169 (16.80%) Finance
2 47 (4.67%) Marketing
3 41 (4.08%) Banking
4 37 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.18%) Retail
6 25 (2.49%) Games
7 24 (2.39%) Back Office
7 24 (2.39%) Electronics
8 18 (1.79%) Advertising
8 18 (1.79%) Legal
9 15 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.19%) Law
11 11 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.60%) Front Office
13 5 (0.50%) Publishing
14 4 (0.40%) Automotive
14 4 (0.40%) Billing
15 3 (0.30%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.099%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 598 (59.44%) .NET
2 384 (38.17%) ASP.NET
3 380 (37.77%) HTML
4 317 (31.51%) CSS
5 278 (27.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 239 (23.76%) AngularJS
7 224 (22.27%) jQuery
8 223 (22.17%) Web Services
9 175 (17.40%) ASP.NET Web API
10 156 (15.51%) HTML5
11 152 (15.11%) WCF
12 133 (13.22%) .NET Framework
13 124 (12.33%) WPF
14 122 (12.13%) Spring
15 118 (11.73%) XML
16 114 (11.33%) RESTful
17 107 (10.64%) REST
18 89 (8.85%) Ajax
19 85 (8.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 77 (7.65%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 128 (12.72%) Computer Science
2 70 (6.96%) Greenfield Project
3 65 (6.46%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (5.67%) Fintech
5 48 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (3.38%) Mobile App
7 23 (2.29%) User Experience
8 22 (2.19%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (1.49%) N-Tier
11 13 (1.29%) RIA
12 12 (1.19%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.70%) Tandem
14 6 (0.60%) Acoustics
14 6 (0.60%) Blog
14 6 (0.60%) Derivative
14 6 (0.60%) Social Media
15 5 (0.50%) Internet of Things
15 5 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 133 (13.22%) Linux
2 114 (11.33%) Windows
3 42 (4.17%) Android
4 38 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.39%) Unix
6 5 (0.50%) Mac OS
6 5 (0.50%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.40%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.20%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.099%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.099%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (57.16%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (45.53%) MVC
3 364 (36.18%) Software Engineering
4 249 (24.75%) TDD
5 241 (23.96%) Scrum
6 169 (16.80%) OO
7 155 (15.41%) Mentoring
8 133 (13.22%) SDLC
9 117 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
10 108 (10.74%) Unit Testing
11 107 (10.64%) Microservices
12 99 (9.84%) BDD
13 82 (8.15%) SOA
14 76 (7.55%) SOLID
15 67 (6.66%) OOP
15 67 (6.66%) Web Development
16 62 (6.16%) Test Automation
17 61 (6.06%) Mathematics
18 52 (5.17%) Kanban
19 51 (5.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 655 (65.11%) C#
2 545 (54.17%) JavaScript
3 448 (44.53%) SQL
4 244 (24.25%) Java
5 126 (12.52%) C++
6 125 (12.43%) Python
7 95 (9.44%) T-SQL
8 63 (6.26%) PHP
9 60 (5.96%) VB.NET
10 52 (5.17%) TypeScript
11 49 (4.87%) Scala
12 38 (3.78%) Ruby
13 29 (2.88%) PL/SQL
14 28 (2.78%) C
15 21 (2.09%) VB
16 14 (1.39%) Perl
17 13 (1.29%) Go
18 11 (1.09%) F#
19 9 (0.89%) PowerShell
20 8 (0.80%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 205 (20.38%) Degree
2 36 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.19%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.60%) PhD
7 4 (0.40%) MCAD
7 4 (0.40%) MCSD
7 4 (0.40%) MCTS
8 1 (0.099%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.099%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.47%) QA
2 15 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.39%) SEPA
4 6 (0.60%) GAMP
5 4 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.099%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.099%) SLA
8 1 (0.099%) TickIT
System Software
1 78 (7.75%) Docker
2 4 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.099%) Firmware
4 1 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
2 14 (1.39%) Opsview
3 10 (0.99%) Terraform
4 8 (0.80%) Ansible
4 8 (0.80%) Packer
5 7 (0.70%) Kibana
6 6 (0.60%) logstash
7 4 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.30%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.30%) Puppet
9 2 (0.20%) Salt
10 1 (0.099%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 199 (19.78%) Microsoft
2 96 (9.54%) Oracle
3 17 (1.69%) Telerik
4 14 (1.39%) Google
4 14 (1.39%) Zend
5 12 (1.19%) Splunk
5 12 (1.19%) Xamarin
6 11 (1.09%) SAP
7 9 (0.89%) Twitter
8 7 (0.70%) IBM
8 7 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.60%) Rakuten
10 5 (0.50%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.40%) VMware
12 3 (0.30%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.30%) Virgin Media
13 2 (0.20%) Cadence
13 2 (0.20%) Capita
13 2 (0.20%) Facebook
13 2 (0.20%) TOWER Software