Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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

Senior Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 328 349 494
Rank change year-on-year +21 +145 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,518 1,675 1,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.93% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.97% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,177 1,338 881
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 152,660 172,531 179,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.04% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 122,387 138,781 149,637
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 14 December 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 +6 1,366 £62,500 +13.64% 266
UK excluding London -15 939 £52,500 - 218
London +60 556 £72,500 +3.57% 79
South East -24 318 £55,000 +4.76% 69
South West +53 194 £50,000 - 32
North of England -39 135 £50,000 - 25
East of England -67 96 £55,000 - 39
North West -13 72 £52,500 +5.00% 17
Scotland +7 68 £50,000 +5.26% 14
Midlands +42 64 £55,000 +10.00% 22
Wales +43 55 £49,519 +0.98% 11
West Midlands +37 38 £57,500 +15.00% 16
Yorkshire -48 38 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East Midlands +40 26 £52,500 +7.69% 6
North East +23 25 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Northern Ireland +2 9 £50,000 - 6

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Senior Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1,502 (98.95%) Software Engineering
2 727 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
3 721 (47.50%) Java
4 598 (39.39%) C#
5 484 (31.88%) JavaScript
6 478 (31.49%) C++
7 404 (26.61%) .NET
8 367 (24.18%) Amazon AWS
9 353 (23.25%) HTML
10 319 (21.01%) TDD
11 311 (20.49%) Python
12 307 (20.22%) Mentoring
13 287 (18.91%) CSS
14 283 (18.64%) Microservices
15 280 (18.45%) Linux
16 279 (18.38%) SQL
17 278 (18.31%) C
17 278 (18.31%) OO
18 267 (17.59%) AngularJS
19 251 (16.53%) Degree
20 222 (14.62%) Scrum
21 210 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
22 205 (13.50%) Docker
22 205 (13.50%) Web Services
23 200 (13.18%) ASP.NET
24 197 (12.98%) MVC
25 192 (12.65%) SQL Server
26 190 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
27 182 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
28 180 (11.86%) SDLC

Senior Software Engineer 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 76 (5.01%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (2.11%) Apache
3 28 (1.84%) Apache Spark
4 27 (1.78%) CMS
5 20 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 19 (1.25%) JBoss
7 18 (1.19%) Confluence
8 11 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.66%) IIS
10 9 (0.59%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.59%) Apache TomEE
10 9 (0.59%) nginx
11 8 (0.53%) Ethereum
12 7 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.46%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.33%) Hyperledger
13 5 (0.33%) WildFly
14 4 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.26%) Jetty
Applications
1 53 (3.49%) Chatbot
2 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.26%) Simulink
4 2 (0.13%) LibreOffice
4 2 (0.13%) Maple
4 2 (0.13%) Maya
5 1 (0.066%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 10 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.066%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.066%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.066%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.066%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.066%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.066%) Shopify
4 1 (0.066%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 367 (24.18%) Amazon AWS
2 210 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (7.11%) SaaS
4 72 (4.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 48 (3.16%) PaaS
6 45 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
7 41 (2.70%) GitHub
8 39 (2.57%) npm
9 28 (1.84%) Serverless
10 27 (1.78%) IBM Cloud
11 22 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (1.12%) Slack
13 16 (1.05%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (0.72%) Trello
17 9 (0.59%) OpenShift
18 6 (0.40%) Route 53
19 5 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
19 5 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.64%) TCP/IP
2 36 (2.37%) Internet
3 17 (1.12%) Bluetooth
3 17 (1.12%) HTTP
4 15 (0.99%) Modbus
4 15 (0.99%) RS-485
5 10 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (0.59%) Wireless
6 9 (0.59%) ZigBee
7 8 (0.53%) 3G
7 8 (0.53%) 4G
7 8 (0.53%) GSM
7 8 (0.53%) VoIP
8 6 (0.40%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.33%) Broadband
9 5 (0.33%) MQTT
9 5 (0.33%) NFC
9 5 (0.33%) RS-232
10 3 (0.20%) AMQP
11 2 (0.13%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 128 (8.43%) MySQL
3 103 (6.79%) Big Data
4 93 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
5 81 (5.34%) NoSQL
6 80 (5.27%) Relational Database
7 70 (4.61%) MongoDB
8 69 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 49 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 30 (1.98%) Redis
11 25 (1.65%) Blockchain
12 24 (1.58%) Hadoop
13 19 (1.25%) Data Mining
13 19 (1.25%) DB2
14 18 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
15 17 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
16 16 (1.05%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.66%) HBase
18 7 (0.46%) Geospatial Data
19 6 (0.40%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 150 (9.88%) Git (software)
2 99 (6.52%) Visual Studio
3 81 (5.34%) Jenkins
4 53 (3.49%) JUnit
5 50 (3.29%) Selenium
6 49 (3.23%) JIRA
7 46 (3.03%) Maven
8 40 (2.64%) gulp
8 40 (2.64%) webpack
9 39 (2.57%) Subversion
10 37 (2.44%) Cucumber
11 36 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
12 32 (2.11%) Eclipse
13 30 (1.98%) TeamCity
14 27 (1.78%) Gradle
15 26 (1.71%) Babel
16 23 (1.52%) Ant
17 20 (1.32%) Eclipse RCP
18 16 (1.05%) JMeter
19 15 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 172 (11.33%) Finance
2 80 (5.27%) Electronics
3 70 (4.61%) Marketing
4 66 (4.35%) Retail
5 53 (3.49%) Games
5 53 (3.49%) Manufacturing
6 48 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.84%) Automotive
8 21 (1.38%) Banking
9 17 (1.12%) Law
10 15 (0.99%) Aerospace
11 14 (0.92%) Publishing
12 12 (0.79%) Advertising
13 10 (0.66%) Military
14 9 (0.59%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.46%) Legal
15 7 (0.46%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.33%) Avionics
16 5 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.33%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (26.61%) .NET
2 353 (23.25%) HTML
3 287 (18.91%) CSS
4 267 (17.59%) AngularJS
5 205 (13.50%) Web Services
6 200 (13.18%) ASP.NET
7 171 (11.26%) Spring
8 162 (10.67%) React
9 138 (9.09%) RESTful
10 131 (8.63%) REST
11 129 (8.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 128 (8.43%) Node.js
13 120 (7.91%) HTML5
14 75 (4.94%) Hibernate
15 72 (4.74%) WCF
16 70 (4.61%) jQuery
17 69 (4.55%) CSS3
18 68 (4.48%) JSON
19 67 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web API
20 62 (4.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 108 (7.11%) Greenfield Project
2 105 (6.92%) Algorithms
3 65 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (4.15%) Fintech
5 62 (4.08%) User Experience
6 55 (3.62%) Data Structures
7 53 (3.49%) Public Cloud
8 50 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
9 45 (2.96%) Device Driver
10 34 (2.24%) Embedded Systems
11 33 (2.17%) Mobile App
12 21 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 21 (1.38%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
13 20 (1.32%) Digital Media
13 20 (1.32%) Equities
14 19 (1.25%) CAN bus
14 19 (1.25%) Fixed Income
15 17 (1.12%) Blog
16 15 (0.99%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 280 (18.45%) Linux
2 125 (8.23%) Windows
3 49 (3.23%) Unix
4 44 (2.90%) Android
5 35 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.84%) Embedded Linux
7 17 (1.12%) FreeRTOS
8 10 (0.66%) CoreOS
9 6 (0.40%) Solaris
10 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.26%) VxWorks
10 4 (0.26%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.26%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.20%) SmartOS
11 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.066%) CentOS
13 1 (0.066%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.066%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,502 (98.95%) Software Engineering
2 727 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
3 319 (21.01%) TDD
4 307 (20.22%) Mentoring
5 283 (18.64%) Microservices
6 278 (18.31%) OO
7 222 (14.62%) Scrum
8 197 (12.98%) MVC
9 190 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
10 182 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
11 180 (11.86%) SDLC
12 175 (11.53%) Continuous Delivery
13 166 (10.94%) Computer Science
14 157 (10.34%) Test Automation
15 123 (8.10%) DevOps
16 122 (8.04%) Unit Testing
17 118 (7.77%) Multithreading
18 112 (7.38%) Coaching
19 107 (7.05%) Open Source
20 106 (6.98%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 721 (47.50%) Java
2 598 (39.39%) C#
3 484 (31.88%) JavaScript
4 478 (31.49%) C++
5 311 (20.49%) Python
6 279 (18.38%) SQL
7 278 (18.31%) C
8 79 (5.20%) TypeScript
9 68 (4.48%) Java 8
10 60 (3.95%) Ruby
10 60 (3.95%) Scala
11 59 (3.89%) Go
12 54 (3.56%) PHP
13 34 (2.24%) Embedded C
14 25 (1.65%) ES6
14 25 (1.65%) Objective-C
15 17 (1.12%) Embedded C++
15 17 (1.12%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.92%) Groovy
17 12 (0.79%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 251 (16.53%) Degree
2 83 (5.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.32%) Master's Degree
4 15 (0.99%) PhD
5 14 (0.92%) Security Cleared
6 10 (0.66%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (0.33%) MPhil
9 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.13%) OCP
10 2 (0.13%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.066%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.57%) QA
2 11 (0.72%) MISRA
3 10 (0.66%) GDPR
4 6 (0.40%) JTAG
5 5 (0.33%) PSD2
6 4 (0.26%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.13%) PMO
8 1 (0.066%) ARP4754
8 1 (0.066%) DICOM
8 1 (0.066%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 205 (13.50%) Docker
2 35 (2.31%) Firmware
3 10 (0.66%) etcd
4 9 (0.59%) HDFS
5 5 (0.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.13%) Varnish
6 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.066%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.066%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.066%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 86 (5.67%) Kubernetes
2 60 (3.95%) Ansible
3 41 (2.70%) Terraform
4 32 (2.11%) Puppet
5 28 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.66%) Prometheus
7 9 (0.59%) Kibana
8 8 (0.53%) Mesos
9 5 (0.33%) logstash
10 3 (0.20%) Graphite
10 3 (0.20%) Marathon
11 2 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.13%) SCCM
12 1 (0.066%) Consul
12 1 (0.066%) Grafana
12 1 (0.066%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.066%) Packer
12 1 (0.066%) Salt
Vendors
1 151 (9.95%) Microsoft
2 84 (5.53%) Google
3 72 (4.74%) Oracle
4 33 (2.17%) IBM
5 24 (1.58%) Sun
6 23 (1.52%) SAP
7 13 (0.86%) WorldPay
8 12 (0.79%) Cadence
9 6 (0.40%) Adobe
9 6 (0.40%) Apple
9 6 (0.40%) SaltStack
9 6 (0.40%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.40%) Xceptor
10 5 (0.33%) Atmel
10 5 (0.33%) InterSystems
10 5 (0.33%) LexisNexis
10 5 (0.33%) Sony
11 4 (0.26%) Assembla
11 4 (0.26%) Canon
11 4 (0.26%) Salesforce.com