The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 464 484 525
Rank change year-on-year +20 +41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 492 524 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.55% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 430 492 439
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 472 £47,500 -5.00% 63
London +48 109 £65,000 - 15
South East -58 102 £51,250 +2.50% 14
East of England +28 72 £47,500 - 7
North West -12 50 £47,000 +4.44% 3
West Midlands +43 49 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Yorkshire +31 48 £42,500 -3.40% 8
Hampshire -1 43 £50,000 - 5
Birmingham +41 33 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 32 £47,500 -9.52% 5
Manchester -16 30 £47,500 +5.55% 2
East Midlands +21 22 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Cambridge -4 21 £47,500 -9.52% 4
Essex +17 19 £35,614 -25.02%
Oxfordshire +13 19 £57,500 +43.75% 4
West Yorkshire +19 18 £43,500 -8.42% 4
Hertfordshire +14 18 £42,500 +2.40% 2
Scotland +26 17 £43,750 -2.77% 3
South Yorkshire +6 15 £40,000 -1.23% 2
South West -21 15 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Sheffield +8 14 £40,000 -1.23% 2
Berkshire +6 14 £51,250 -6.81% 2
Winchester +14 13 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Leeds +19 12 £43,500 +2.35% 4
Leicestershire +3 11 £60,000 +20.00%
Buckinghamshire +2 11 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Southampton -1 10 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Cheshire -36 10 £45,000 -
Leicester +8 9 £60,000 -
Saffron Walden -7 9 £35,614 -25.02%

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 546 (59.22%) C#
2 511 (55.42%) .NET
3 509 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
4 426 (46.20%) JavaScript
5 393 (42.62%) SQL
6 372 (40.35%) MVC
7 326 (35.36%) SQL Server
8 311 (33.73%) HTML
9 300 (32.54%) ASP.NET
10 259 (28.09%) Software Engineering
11 258 (27.98%) CSS
12 251 (27.22%) Java
13 223 (24.19%) TDD
14 215 (23.32%) AngularJS
15 181 (19.63%) ASP.NET MVC
16 174 (18.87%) Degree
17 169 (18.33%) Scrum
18 165 (17.90%) .NET Framework
19 163 (17.68%) OO
20 149 (16.16%) Finance
21 144 (15.62%) Microsoft
22 138 (14.97%) HTML5
23 137 (14.86%) Computer Science
24 136 (14.75%) Git (software)
25 132 (14.32%) jQuery
26 130 (14.10%) Web Services
27 129 (13.99%) Linux
28 113 (12.26%) BDD
29 112 (12.15%) Spring
30 111 (12.04%) Mentoring

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 61 (6.62%) Elasticsearch
2 38 (4.12%) Tomcat
3 30 (3.25%) Apache
4 28 (3.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 26 (2.82%) IIS
6 25 (2.71%) Apache Spark
7 21 (2.28%) JBoss
8 18 (1.95%) nginx
9 17 (1.84%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.41%) SharePoint
11 12 (1.30%) CMS
12 9 (0.98%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.76%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.54%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.54%) Jetty
15 4 (0.43%) Drupal
15 4 (0.43%) NServiceBus
15 4 (0.43%) WildFly
16 3 (0.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.22%) Moqups
4 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) BASE24
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Postilion
2 1 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 78 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (3.58%) GitHub
4 30 (3.25%) SaaS
5 13 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (1.41%) Amazon S3
6 12 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 10 (1.08%) Office 365
8 9 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.43%) Force.com
9 4 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.11%) IaaS
10 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.58%) HTTP
2 6 (0.65%) Internet
2 6 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.43%) RS-232
4 3 (0.33%) Firewall
5 1 (0.11%) AMQP
5 1 (0.11%) ATM
5 1 (0.11%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.11%) Intranet
5 1 (0.11%) NFC
5 1 (0.11%) Skype
5 1 (0.11%) SSL
5 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (35.36%) SQL Server
2 104 (11.28%) NoSQL
3 100 (10.85%) MongoDB
3 100 (10.85%) MySQL
4 66 (7.16%) Relational Database
5 65 (7.05%) PostgreSQL
6 52 (5.64%) Big Data
7 38 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (1.84%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.74%) CouchDB
12 14 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (1.30%) GIS
13 12 (1.30%) Hadoop
14 11 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (1.08%) Redis
15 10 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 136 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 78 (8.46%) Visual Studio
3 77 (8.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 63 (6.83%) Jenkins
5 60 (6.51%) Selenium
6 57 (6.18%) NUnit
7 37 (4.01%) gulp
8 36 (3.90%) webpack
9 35 (3.80%) JIRA
9 35 (3.80%) SpecFlow
10 31 (3.36%) Subversion
11 25 (2.71%) Maven
12 20 (2.17%) Moq
13 19 (2.06%) JUnit
13 19 (2.06%) Xcode
14 13 (1.41%) TeamCity
15 12 (1.30%) GitLab
15 12 (1.30%) PhantomJS
16 9 (0.98%) Gradle
16 9 (0.98%) Mockito
General
1 149 (16.16%) Finance
2 43 (4.66%) Marketing
3 37 (4.01%) Telecoms
4 29 (3.15%) Retail
5 26 (2.82%) Banking
6 24 (2.60%) Games
7 21 (2.28%) Electronics
8 20 (2.17%) Law
9 18 (1.95%) Advertising
10 17 (1.84%) Legal
11 12 (1.30%) Back Office
12 11 (1.19%) Manufacturing
12 11 (1.19%) Publishing
13 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
14 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Military
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 511 (55.42%) .NET
2 311 (33.73%) HTML
3 300 (32.54%) ASP.NET
4 258 (27.98%) CSS
5 215 (23.32%) AngularJS
6 181 (19.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 165 (17.90%) .NET Framework
8 138 (14.97%) HTML5
9 132 (14.32%) jQuery
10 130 (14.10%) Web Services
11 112 (12.15%) Spring
12 110 (11.93%) Entity Framework
13 107 (11.61%) ASP.NET Web API
14 103 (11.17%) WCF
15 96 (10.41%) Node.js
16 94 (10.20%) XML
17 90 (9.76%) REST
18 85 (9.22%) RESTful
19 80 (8.68%) WPF
20 76 (8.24%) React
Miscellaneous
1 137 (14.86%) Computer Science
2 67 (7.27%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (4.56%) Mobile App
4 36 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (3.69%) Fintech
6 31 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (3.04%) N-Tier
8 27 (2.93%) iPad
9 25 (2.71%) Hedge funds
10 23 (2.49%) Blog
10 23 (2.49%) User Experience
11 20 (2.17%) Algorithms
12 15 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.87%) Tandem
14 6 (0.65%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.65%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.65%) Streaming Video
15 5 (0.54%) LIMS
15 5 (0.54%) Semantic Web
16 4 (0.43%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 129 (13.99%) Linux
2 110 (11.93%) Windows
3 48 (5.21%) Apple iOS
4 40 (4.34%) Android
5 10 (1.08%) VMS
6 8 (0.87%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.76%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.65%) Unix
9 4 (0.43%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.43%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.33%) Solaris
11 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (40.35%) MVC
3 259 (28.09%) Software Engineering
4 223 (24.19%) TDD
5 169 (18.33%) Scrum
6 163 (17.68%) OO
7 113 (12.26%) BDD
8 111 (12.04%) Mentoring
9 107 (11.61%) Test Automation
10 101 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
10 101 (10.95%) Unit Testing
11 88 (9.54%) Web Development
12 87 (9.44%) SDLC
13 79 (8.57%) OOP
14 64 (6.94%) SOA
15 62 (6.72%) Mathematics
16 54 (5.86%) Microservices
17 51 (5.53%) Multithreading
18 50 (5.42%) Mobile Development
19 49 (5.31%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 546 (59.22%) C#
2 426 (46.20%) JavaScript
3 393 (42.62%) SQL
4 251 (27.22%) Java
5 96 (10.41%) C++
6 79 (8.57%) Python
7 70 (7.59%) PHP
8 65 (7.05%) T-SQL
9 50 (5.42%) VB.NET
10 49 (5.31%) C
11 40 (4.34%) Scala
12 37 (4.01%) Ruby
13 32 (3.47%) Objective-C
14 31 (3.36%) TypeScript
15 28 (3.04%) Perl
16 24 (2.60%) XPath
17 21 (2.28%) Apple Swift
18 16 (1.74%) Go
19 14 (1.52%) PHP 7
20 13 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 174 (18.87%) Degree
2 47 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (3.15%) Security Cleared
4 27 (2.93%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.08%) Postgraduate
6 9 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.76%) PhD
8 2 (0.22%) MCAD
9 1 (0.11%) HNC
9 1 (0.11%) HND
9 1 (0.11%) MCPD
9 1 (0.11%) MCSD
9 1 (0.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.34%) QA
2 6 (0.65%) PCI DSS
2 6 (0.65%) SEPA
3 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.22%) Section 508
3 2 (0.22%) TickIT
3 2 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (7.38%) Docker
2 10 (1.08%) LXC
3 5 (0.54%) Firmware
4 3 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (0.76%) Ansible
2 7 (0.76%) Opsview
3 6 (0.65%) Kibana
3 6 (0.65%) logstash
4 5 (0.54%) Packer
4 5 (0.54%) Terraform
5 4 (0.43%) Puppet
5 4 (0.43%) Salt
6 1 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 144 (15.62%) Microsoft
2 102 (11.06%) Oracle
3 28 (3.04%) Xamarin
4 9 (0.98%) Google
4 9 (0.98%) Splunk
5 7 (0.76%) Telerik
6 5 (0.54%) SAP
7 4 (0.43%) Freescale
7 4 (0.43%) Twitter
8 3 (0.33%) Adobe
8 3 (0.33%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.33%) Tableau
8 3 (0.33%) VMware
8 3 (0.33%) Zend
9 2 (0.22%) Facebook
9 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.11%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.11%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.11%) Remedy
10 1 (0.11%) Virgin Media
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £50,000 per annum (negotiable)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
set2recruit
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k - £49k + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plus a range of benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leidos
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Rullion
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Modis International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £45000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: exceptional bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits and training
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits, Remote Working
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 43k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago