The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Developer
UK
Rank 470 509 519
Rank change year-on-year +39 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 422 503 511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.49% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.51% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 358 455 463
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £38,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +44 401 £50,000 - 64
London +37 89 £60,000 -7.69% 16
South East +9 80 £50,000 -4.76% 13
East of England +39 51 £47,500 -11.62% 8
North West -5 50 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Manchester -19 42 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Yorkshire +35 37 £45,000 +11.11% 5
South West +14 37 £43,000 -9.47% 5
West Midlands +33 32 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Hampshire +16 31 £52,500 +16.66% 6
West Yorkshire +37 26 £42,500 - 2
East Midlands +15 25 £50,000 +23.45% 4
Hertfordshire +30 21 £65,000 +13.04%
Essex +21 20 £39,729 -16.36% 5
Leeds +30 18 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Bristol +4 17 £43,000 -4.44% 3
Portsmouth +7 14 £75,000 +42.85% 1
Berkshire +21 13 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Birmingham +24 11 £48,500 +10.22% 1
North Yorkshire +18 11 £45,000 +2.85% 3
Leicestershire +3 11 £60,000 +60.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 10 £45,000 +2.85% 1
Scotland +16 10 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Nottinghamshire +9 10 £46,250 +14.19% 1
Milton Keynes +5 10 £45,000 -7.69%
Oxfordshire +2 10 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Leicester - 10 £60,000 - 3
Solihull - 10 £36,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 9 £41,557 -20.84% 1
City of London +41 8 £62,500 +24.37% 4

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 488 (58.72%) C#
2 454 (54.63%) Agile Software Development
3 452 (54.39%) .NET
4 368 (44.28%) JavaScript
5 331 (39.83%) SQL
6 317 (38.15%) MVC
7 303 (36.46%) HTML
8 285 (34.30%) SQL Server
9 248 (29.84%) ASP.NET
10 247 (29.72%) Java
11 234 (28.16%) CSS
12 220 (26.47%) Software Engineering
13 207 (24.91%) AngularJS
14 188 (22.62%) Scrum
15 183 (22.02%) TDD
16 145 (17.45%) .NET Framework
17 142 (17.09%) ASP.NET MVC
18 133 (16.00%) Linux
19 131 (15.76%) HTML5
20 127 (15.28%) Finance
21 125 (15.04%) MySQL
21 125 (15.04%) Microsoft
22 122 (14.68%) OO
23 121 (14.56%) Web Services
23 121 (14.56%) Degree
24 114 (13.72%) Computer Science
24 114 (13.72%) NoSQL
25 112 (13.48%) MongoDB
25 112 (13.48%) Git (software)
26 110 (13.24%) Oracle

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 49 (5.90%) Elasticsearch
2 46 (5.54%) Tomcat
3 37 (4.45%) Apache Spark
4 35 (4.21%) OpenStack
5 31 (3.73%) JBoss
6 27 (3.25%) Apache
7 26 (3.13%) SharePoint
8 25 (3.01%) Jetty
9 24 (2.89%) IIS
10 20 (2.41%) Apache Solr
10 20 (2.41%) WebLogic
10 20 (2.41%) WebSphere
11 19 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 16 (1.93%) nginx
13 12 (1.44%) CMS
14 9 (1.08%) Confluence
15 8 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.60%) Drupal
17 4 (0.48%) SAS
18 3 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 47 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.36%) MS Office
2 3 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 86 (10.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (3.13%) SaaS
4 21 (2.53%) GitHub
5 16 (1.93%) Office 365
6 12 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 6 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.48%) Datadog
10 4 (0.48%) Force.com
11 2 (0.24%) IaaS
12 1 (0.12%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.49%) HTTP
2 10 (1.20%) Internet
3 6 (0.72%) SSL
4 5 (0.60%) Wireless
5 3 (0.36%) RTP
6 2 (0.24%) DHCP
6 2 (0.24%) DNS
6 2 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.24%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.12%) 3G
7 1 (0.12%) 4G
7 1 (0.12%) AMQP
7 1 (0.12%) Broadband
7 1 (0.12%) GSM
7 1 (0.12%) Intranet
7 1 (0.12%) LDAP
7 1 (0.12%) OpenFlow
7 1 (0.12%) Skype
7 1 (0.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (34.30%) SQL Server
2 125 (15.04%) MySQL
3 114 (13.72%) NoSQL
4 112 (13.48%) MongoDB
5 65 (7.82%) PostgreSQL
6 56 (6.74%) Big Data
7 41 (4.93%) Relational Database
8 32 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (3.25%) Hadoop
10 26 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 26 (3.13%) Redis
11 20 (2.41%) Couchbase
11 20 (2.41%) Riak
12 19 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (1.20%) MariaDB
16 10 (1.20%) Neo4j
16 10 (1.20%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 112 (13.48%) Git (software)
2 60 (7.22%) Visual Studio
3 48 (5.78%) Selenium
4 46 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (3.97%) JIRA
6 31 (3.73%) gulp
6 31 (3.73%) Jenkins
7 26 (3.13%) Subversion
7 26 (3.13%) webpack
8 24 (2.89%) JUnit
8 24 (2.89%) Maven
9 21 (2.53%) Mockito
10 19 (2.29%) Gradle
11 18 (2.17%) NUnit
12 15 (1.81%) Moq
13 13 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (1.32%) Ant
14 11 (1.32%) IntelliJ
15 10 (1.20%) Jasmine
15 10 (1.20%) JMeter
General
1 127 (15.28%) Finance
2 52 (6.26%) Retail
3 40 (4.81%) Banking
4 36 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.77%) Games
6 20 (2.41%) Marketing
7 15 (1.81%) Advertising
8 13 (1.56%) Electronics
9 11 (1.32%) Law
10 6 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.48%) Back Office
12 4 (0.48%) Legal
13 3 (0.36%) Automotive
14 2 (0.24%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) Billing
15 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 452 (54.39%) .NET
2 303 (36.46%) HTML
3 248 (29.84%) ASP.NET
4 234 (28.16%) CSS
5 207 (24.91%) AngularJS
6 145 (17.45%) .NET Framework
7 142 (17.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 131 (15.76%) HTML5
9 121 (14.56%) Web Services
10 90 (10.83%) WCF
11 88 (10.59%) jQuery
12 80 (9.63%) Node.js
13 78 (9.39%) Entity Framework
14 74 (8.90%) Spring
14 74 (8.90%) XML
15 72 (8.66%) RESTful
16 70 (8.42%) ASP.NET Web API
17 66 (7.94%) REST
18 65 (7.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 65 (7.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 114 (13.72%) Computer Science
2 31 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
3 30 (3.61%) iPad
3 30 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 24 (2.89%) Algorithms
5 22 (2.65%) Blog
6 20 (2.41%) Fintech
6 20 (2.41%) N-Tier
7 17 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (1.68%) Hedge funds
8 14 (1.68%) User Experience
9 9 (1.08%) Streaming Video
10 8 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (0.96%) Life Science
10 8 (0.96%) Semantic Web
11 7 (0.84%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.84%) Internet of Things
11 7 (0.84%) Video on Demand
12 6 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 133 (16.00%) Linux
2 76 (9.15%) Windows
3 40 (4.81%) Apple iOS
4 39 (4.69%) Android
5 11 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.72%) VMS
8 5 (0.60%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.60%) Unix
9 4 (0.48%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.48%) Windows Phone 8
10 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.24%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (54.63%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (38.15%) MVC
3 220 (26.47%) Software Engineering
4 188 (22.62%) Scrum
5 183 (22.02%) TDD
6 122 (14.68%) OO
7 104 (12.52%) Mentoring
8 96 (11.55%) Continuous Integration
8 96 (11.55%) Web Development
9 94 (11.31%) Unit Testing
10 64 (7.70%) BDD
11 62 (7.46%) OOP
12 60 (7.22%) SDLC
13 59 (7.10%) Multithreading
14 58 (6.98%) SOA
15 51 (6.14%) Mathematics
16 48 (5.78%) Mobile Development
17 45 (5.42%) Coaching
18 44 (5.29%) DevOps
18 44 (5.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 488 (58.72%) C#
2 368 (44.28%) JavaScript
3 331 (39.83%) SQL
4 247 (29.72%) Java
5 92 (11.07%) C++
6 77 (9.27%) Python
7 71 (8.54%) PHP
8 66 (7.94%) T-SQL
9 56 (6.74%) VB.NET
10 39 (4.69%) Ruby
11 37 (4.45%) C
12 36 (4.33%) Perl
13 28 (3.37%) Go
14 22 (2.65%) Objective-C
15 21 (2.53%) Bash Shell
16 18 (2.17%) Scala
17 17 (2.05%) PowerShell
18 13 (1.56%) Shell Script
18 13 (1.56%) XPath
19 11 (1.32%) VC++
Qualifications
1 121 (14.56%) Degree
2 19 (2.29%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (0.72%) Postgraduate
5 4 (0.48%) PhD
6 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.12%) HNC
7 1 (0.12%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.57%) QA
2 6 (0.72%) SDET
3 5 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.24%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.24%) TickIT
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) Section 508
6 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (3.73%) Docker
2 6 (0.72%) LXC
3 5 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.36%) Firmware
5 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) KVM
6 1 (0.12%) Samba
6 1 (0.12%) Squid
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (3.01%) Ansible
3 24 (2.89%) Puppet
4 21 (2.53%) Kibana
4 21 (2.53%) logstash
5 20 (2.41%) Salt
6 5 (0.60%) Nagios
7 4 (0.48%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.12%) Grafana
8 1 (0.12%) Opsview
Vendors
1 125 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 110 (13.24%) Oracle
3 15 (1.81%) Xamarin
4 6 (0.72%) Telerik
4 6 (0.72%) Zend
5 5 (0.60%) Google
5 5 (0.60%) IBM
5 5 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (0.60%) Twitter
6 4 (0.48%) Cadence
6 4 (0.48%) HP
6 4 (0.48%) New Relic
6 4 (0.48%) SAP
7 3 (0.36%) Apple
7 3 (0.36%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.24%) Adobe
8 2 (0.24%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.24%) IBM Sterling
8 2 (0.24%) Reuters
8 2 (0.24%) VMware
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits, Remote Working
Posted: 7 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Healthcare, 25 Days Holid
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + Flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-60K
Posted: 2 days ago
Diss, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + plus bonus, package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits, 25 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum 25 days holiday, free parking, Macbo
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55,000 per annum +Excellent Benefits including Flexible Working Hours
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: 4 day week, paid for 5 days
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £46,000 to £56,000 per annum + 7.5% bonus + 29 days holiday + pen
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago