The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £54,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 May 2017.

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
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 460 488 465
Rank change year-on-year +28 -23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 478 510 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.52% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.54% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 424 408 489
Median salary £54,250 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63%  

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 81863 94744 106016
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.15% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67573 79716 86940
Median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  
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 £42,092 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.42% +3.75%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 +28 438 £55,000 +4.76% 93
London -10 114 £65,000 - 30
South East +11 81 £55,000 +10.00% 19
South West +33 59 £42,500 -9.09% 14
Yorkshire +54 57 £60,000 +14.28% 7
North West +9 57 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Manchester +4 46 £52,500 +10.52% 4
East of England -28 44 £51,750 +3.50% 10
West Yorkshire +51 33 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Berkshire +43 30 £55,000 -4.34% 7
Leeds +42 29 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Cambridgeshire -23 29 £52,500 -1.86% 9
Scotland +10 25 £48,750 +7.14% 5
Cambridge -15 25 £52,500 -4.54% 8
City of London +30 22 £62,500 - 7
Dorset +19 21 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Somerset +15 21 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Reading +23 18 £55,000 - 3
Hampshire +19 18 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Bath -2 14 £47,500 - 1
Sheffield - 14 £60,000 -
South Yorkshire - 14 £60,000 -
West Midlands -4 13 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Surrey +55 12 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Southampton +16 11 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Edinburgh +4 11 £43,750 +10.75% 4
East Midlands +23 10 £45,000 - 2
Bournemouth +18 10 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Cheshire -20 10 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North Yorkshire - 10 £61,000 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2017, Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 972 (98.58%) Software Engineering
2 407 (41.28%) Agile Software Development
3 401 (40.67%) Java
4 389 (39.45%) C#
5 355 (36.00%) C++
6 287 (29.11%) SQL
7 283 (28.70%) JavaScript
8 259 (26.27%) .NET
9 243 (24.65%) OO
10 229 (23.23%) Degree
11 208 (21.10%) C
12 206 (20.89%) Linux
13 196 (19.88%) Windows
14 192 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
15 187 (18.97%) Git (software)
16 184 (18.66%) TDD
17 183 (18.56%) HTML
18 174 (17.65%) Test Automation
19 165 (16.73%) Scrum
20 160 (16.23%) NoSQL
21 147 (14.91%) MVC
22 146 (14.81%) SQL Server
23 143 (14.50%) CSS
24 139 (14.10%) Python
25 136 (13.79%) Multithreading
26 131 (13.29%) Subversion
27 123 (12.47%) AngularJS
28 119 (12.07%) Computer Science
28 119 (12.07%) ASP.NET
29 117 (11.87%) Visual Studio

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 46 (4.67%) Tomcat
2 34 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (2.94%) JBoss
4 26 (2.64%) IIS
5 24 (2.43%) Apache
6 16 (1.62%) WebLogic
7 15 (1.52%) Apache Spark
7 15 (1.52%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.22%) Jetty
8 12 (1.22%) nginx
9 11 (1.12%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.61%) Confluence
12 5 (0.51%) CMS
13 4 (0.41%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.41%) Mule
13 4 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.30%) Mule ESB
15 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 29 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.42%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.10%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 102 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.84%) SaaS
4 16 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.32%) iTunes
6 12 (1.22%) Office 365
7 7 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.71%) Google Play
8 6 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.61%) Heroku
9 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.30%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.30%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.30%) GitHub
12 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.20%) Route 53
13 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.77%) TCP/IP
2 38 (3.85%) HTTP
3 23 (2.33%) Internet
4 21 (2.13%) Wireless
5 12 (1.22%) 3G
5 12 (1.22%) Bluetooth
5 12 (1.22%) DNS
5 12 (1.22%) GSM
6 9 (0.91%) 802.11
6 9 (0.91%) LDAP
6 9 (0.91%) Network Security
7 8 (0.81%) 4G
7 8 (0.81%) Ethernet
7 8 (0.81%) OpenFlow
7 8 (0.81%) RS-232
8 6 (0.61%) Broadband
8 6 (0.61%) Firewall
8 6 (0.61%) GPRS
8 6 (0.61%) SNMP
9 5 (0.51%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (16.23%) NoSQL
2 146 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 79 (8.01%) MySQL
4 70 (7.10%) MongoDB
5 49 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 33 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 26 (2.64%) Big Data
9 20 (2.03%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.32%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (1.32%) Redis
11 12 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (1.22%) Blockchain
11 12 (1.22%) InterSystems Cache
11 12 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.12%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.01%) GIS
13 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 187 (18.97%) Git (software)
2 131 (13.29%) Subversion
3 117 (11.87%) Visual Studio
4 78 (7.91%) Mercurial
5 50 (5.07%) Jenkins
6 44 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (4.16%) JUnit
8 37 (3.75%) Maven
9 32 (3.25%) JIRA
10 27 (2.74%) Ant
11 24 (2.43%) NUnit
12 23 (2.33%) Hudson
13 22 (2.23%) Babel
13 22 (2.23%) TeamCity
14 21 (2.13%) Grunt
15 18 (1.83%) Eclipse
15 18 (1.83%) Selenium
16 17 (1.72%) webpack
17 15 (1.52%) gulp
18 14 (1.42%) Xcode
General
1 91 (9.23%) Finance
2 54 (5.48%) Electronics
3 53 (5.38%) Games
4 26 (2.64%) Banking
5 24 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.13%) Retail
7 17 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.52%) Back Office
8 15 (1.52%) Multimedia
9 14 (1.42%) Billing
10 13 (1.32%) Legal
10 13 (1.32%) Marketing
11 12 (1.22%) Publishing
12 10 (1.01%) Aerospace
12 10 (1.01%) Automotive
13 9 (0.91%) Advertising
14 3 (0.30%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.20%) Front Office
15 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (26.27%) .NET
2 183 (18.56%) HTML
3 143 (14.50%) CSS
4 123 (12.47%) AngularJS
5 119 (12.07%) ASP.NET
6 103 (10.45%) Spring
6 103 (10.45%) Web Services
7 98 (9.94%) Node.js
8 90 (9.13%) XML
9 85 (8.62%) REST
10 82 (8.32%) RESTful
11 76 (7.71%) React
12 74 (7.51%) WPF
13 70 (7.10%) Hibernate
14 67 (6.80%) HTML5
15 61 (6.19%) .NET Framework
16 59 (5.98%) ASP.NET MVC
16 59 (5.98%) jQuery
17 56 (5.68%) JSON
18 46 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 119 (12.07%) Computer Science
2 115 (11.66%) Algorithms
3 93 (9.43%) Data Structures
4 59 (5.98%) Greenfield Project
5 53 (5.38%) User Experience
6 45 (4.56%) Embedded Systems
7 41 (4.16%) Fintech
8 28 (2.84%) Mobile App
9 23 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (1.72%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.42%) Internet of Things
12 12 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (1.12%) Social Media
14 10 (1.01%) Animation
14 10 (1.01%) CUDA
14 10 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.81%) PMI
16 7 (0.71%) CAN bus
17 6 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 6 (0.61%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 206 (20.89%) Linux
2 196 (19.88%) Windows
3 57 (5.78%) Android
4 31 (3.14%) Unix
5 26 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.03%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.93%) Windows XP
8 12 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
9 11 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.81%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.81%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.30%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.10%) OpenWrt
15 1 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 972 (98.58%) Software Engineering
2 407 (41.28%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (24.65%) OO
4 192 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
5 184 (18.66%) TDD
6 174 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 165 (16.73%) Scrum
8 147 (14.91%) MVC
9 136 (13.79%) Multithreading
10 104 (10.55%) Mentoring
11 102 (10.34%) Unit Testing
12 82 (8.32%) Microservices
13 80 (8.11%) Open Source
14 70 (7.10%) SDLC
15 65 (6.59%) DevOps
15 65 (6.59%) UML
16 64 (6.49%) Pair Programming
17 55 (5.58%) OOP
18 52 (5.27%) Mathematics
19 46 (4.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 401 (40.67%) Java
2 389 (39.45%) C#
3 355 (36.00%) C++
4 287 (29.11%) SQL
5 283 (28.70%) JavaScript
6 208 (21.10%) C
7 139 (14.10%) Python
8 63 (6.39%) PHP
9 58 (5.88%) Ruby
10 51 (5.17%) Embedded C
11 35 (3.55%) Scala
12 33 (3.35%) Go
13 30 (3.04%) ES6
14 25 (2.54%) TypeScript
15 22 (2.23%) T-SQL
16 21 (2.13%) Embedded C++
16 21 (2.13%) Perl
16 21 (2.13%) Shell Script
17 20 (2.03%) Elixir
17 20 (2.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 229 (23.23%) Degree
2 45 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (3.96%) SC Cleared
3 39 (3.96%) Security Cleared
4 8 (0.81%) Chartered Engineer
4 8 (0.81%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.51%) PhD
6 3 (0.30%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.20%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.20%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.10%) HND
8 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.10%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.46%) QA
2 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.30%) JTAG
3 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.30%) SEPA
4 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.10%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.10%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.10%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.10%) MISRA
4 1 (0.10%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.10%) Section 508
4 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 48 (4.87%) Docker
2 27 (2.74%) Firmware
3 13 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.81%) KVM
6 5 (0.51%) NFS
7 4 (0.41%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.10%) HDFS
8 1 (0.10%) Varnish
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (1.52%) Puppet
2 13 (1.32%) Ansible
3 12 (1.22%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (0.41%) Kibana
5 4 (0.41%) Mesos
5 4 (0.41%) Opsview
5 4 (0.41%) rkt
5 4 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.30%) Nagios
6 3 (0.30%) Packer
6 3 (0.30%) Terraform
7 2 (0.20%) logstash
7 2 (0.20%) Salt
7 2 (0.20%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.10%) Grafana
8 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.10%) yum
Vendors
1 94 (9.53%) Microsoft
2 49 (4.97%) Oracle
3 35 (3.55%) Google
4 22 (2.23%) Adobe
5 19 (1.93%) Splunk
5 19 (1.93%) VMware
6 14 (1.42%) Atlassian
7 13 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.22%) Altova
8 12 (1.22%) ILOG
8 12 (1.22%) Twitter
9 11 (1.12%) Zend
10 9 (0.91%) Facebook
11 7 (0.71%) Dell
11 7 (0.71%) DevExpress
11 7 (0.71%) Fiorano
11 7 (0.71%) Freescale
11 7 (0.71%) Talend
11 7 (0.71%) Telerik
11 7 (0.71%) WSO2
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum 25 days holiday, free parking, Macbo
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 36 minutes ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum GBP 50k +Many benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Technical Futures
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: £44000 - £65000 per annum, 10% bonus and bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Craneware plc
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 50,000 to £70,000 + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Additional bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chinnor, Oxfordshire
Fuel3D
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Intelletec
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 54,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ARM Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £110000 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 5 days ago