Period
to 17 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 242 269 303
Rank change year-on-year +27 +34 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,148 1,305 1,620
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.17% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.23% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 803 1,017 1,221
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £35,250
25th Percentile £51,375 £48,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% - +4.76%

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 78,316 105,975 142,745
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 95.39% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61,526 86,083 115,021
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,977 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Engineer over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Top 17 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 17 April 2021. 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 +32 988 £65,000 +8.33% 249
UK excluding London -9 605 £56,500 +2.73% 213
London +116 485 £77,500 - 75
Work from Home -75 184 £65,000 -3.70% 44
North of England +6 141 £55,000 -2.65% 38
South West +23 118 £57,500 +4.55% 31
South East -58 118 £60,000 +9.09% 53
Scotland +25 105 £55,000 +4.76% 27
Midlands +58 81 £52,500 - 28
North West 0 81 £57,500 - 22
Yorkshire -6 49 £54,000 -1.90% 14
West Midlands +18 46 £56,250 +7.14% 18
East Midlands +30 35 £47,500 -9.52% 10
East of England -2 29 £73,750 +18.00% 24
Northern Ireland +4 12 £57,500 +4.55% 3
North East +16 11 £50,000 +42.86% 2
Wales +24 1 £42,500 +1.19% 9

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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 1,097 (95.56%) Software Engineering
2 586 (51.05%) Agile Software Development
3 441 (38.41%) JavaScript
4 424 (36.93%) Java
5 392 (34.15%) C#
6 336 (29.27%) Python
7 315 (27.44%) TDD
8 313 (27.26%) .NET
8 313 (27.26%) Microservices
9 292 (25.44%) AWS
10 285 (24.83%) React
11 275 (23.95%) Docker
12 244 (21.25%) Mentoring
13 236 (20.56%) Node.js
14 227 (19.77%) C++
15 220 (19.16%) Kubernetes
16 216 (18.82%) Finance
17 208 (18.12%) DevOps
18 203 (17.68%) Scrum
19 202 (17.60%) Azure
20 183 (15.94%) .NET Core
21 182 (15.85%) SQL
22 176 (15.33%) TypeScript
23 173 (15.07%) Linux
24 169 (14.72%) OO
24 169 (14.72%) Test Automation
25 164 (14.29%) Computer Science
26 157 (13.68%) AngularJS
27 155 (13.50%) HTML
28 147 (12.80%) Degree

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 49 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (2.18%) Confluence
3 23 (2.00%) ColdFusion
4 20 (1.74%) Apache
5 13 (1.13%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.96%) CMS
7 9 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.70%) Apache Solr
8 8 (0.70%) nginx
9 7 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.61%) Tornado
10 5 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.44%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.35%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.35%) Appian
11 4 (0.35%) Headless CMS
12 2 (0.17%) WordPress
13 1 (0.087%) JBoss
13 1 (0.087%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.35%) Adobe XD
2 4 (0.35%) InVision
2 4 (0.35%) Sketch
2 4 (0.35%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.087%) Revit
3 1 (0.087%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.087%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.087%) Magento
3 1 (0.087%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 292 (25.44%) AWS
2 202 (17.60%) Azure
3 103 (8.97%) Serverless
4 95 (8.28%) GCP
5 79 (6.88%) SaaS
6 59 (5.14%) AWS Lambda
7 32 (2.79%) GitHub
8 23 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
9 22 (1.92%) Amazon S3
10 21 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
11 20 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (1.57%) AWS Step Functions
13 17 (1.48%) Amazon ECS
13 17 (1.48%) Heroku
13 17 (1.48%) PaaS
14 14 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (1.22%) AWS Fargate
15 12 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (1.05%) npm
16 9 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.44%) HTTP
2 26 (2.26%) Internet
3 22 (1.92%) Wireless
4 21 (1.83%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.74%) Ethernet
6 16 (1.39%) Bluetooth
6 16 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (1.13%) MQTT
8 6 (0.52%) RTP
8 6 (0.52%) RTSP
9 5 (0.44%) FlexRay
9 5 (0.44%) Skype
10 1 (0.087%) 5G
10 1 (0.087%) CDMA
10 1 (0.087%) GSM
10 1 (0.087%) LTE
10 1 (0.087%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.087%) Software-Defined Radio
10 1 (0.087%) UMTS
10 1 (0.087%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 100 (8.71%) PostgreSQL
3 83 (7.23%) MySQL
4 74 (6.45%) NoSQL
5 59 (5.14%) MongoDB
6 58 (5.05%) Big Data
7 57 (4.97%) Relational Database
8 43 (3.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 38 (3.31%) Redis
10 22 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.13%) Cosmos DB
13 12 (1.05%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.05%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.78%) GIS
15 6 (0.52%) Aerospike
15 6 (0.52%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.44%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 134 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 65 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 57 (4.97%) JIRA
4 55 (4.79%) GitLab
5 31 (2.70%) Cypress.io
5 31 (2.70%) webpack
6 25 (2.18%) Selenium
7 24 (2.09%) NUnit
8 22 (1.92%) Cucumber
9 18 (1.57%) Visual Studio
10 17 (1.48%) Maven
11 16 (1.39%) JUnit
12 14 (1.22%) Babel
12 14 (1.22%) gulp
12 14 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (1.22%) WebDriver
13 13 (1.13%) SpecFlow
14 12 (1.05%) Gradle
14 12 (1.05%) MSTest
14 12 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 216 (18.82%) Finance
2 97 (8.45%) Marketing
3 75 (6.53%) Games
4 60 (5.23%) Retail
5 46 (4.01%) Electronics
6 38 (3.31%) Public Sector
7 33 (2.87%) Manufacturing
8 32 (2.79%) Legal
8 32 (2.79%) Telecoms
9 28 (2.44%) Banking
10 24 (2.09%) Law
11 19 (1.66%) Financial Institution
12 17 (1.48%) Publishing
13 16 (1.39%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.96%) Automotive
15 10 (0.87%) Military
16 8 (0.70%) Advertising
17 5 (0.44%) Front Office
17 5 (0.44%) Local Government
18 4 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (27.26%) .NET
2 285 (24.83%) React
3 236 (20.56%) Node.js
4 183 (15.94%) .NET Core
5 157 (13.68%) AngularJS
6 155 (13.50%) HTML
7 145 (12.63%) CSS
8 141 (12.28%) .NET Framework
9 129 (11.24%) REST
10 121 (10.54%) Spring
11 107 (9.32%) Kafka
12 77 (6.71%) Vue.js
13 74 (6.45%) Web Services
14 71 (6.18%) ASP.NET
15 68 (5.92%) ASP.NET Web API
15 68 (5.92%) RabbitMQ
16 67 (5.84%) RESTful
17 65 (5.66%) HTML5
18 61 (5.31%) GraphQL
19 60 (5.23%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 106 (9.23%) Algorithms
2 78 (6.79%) Data Structures
3 76 (6.62%) Mobile App
4 65 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
5 42 (3.66%) EPoS
5 42 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (3.66%) User Experience
6 36 (3.14%) Cloud Native
7 35 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (2.96%) Virtual Team
9 27 (2.35%) Management Information System
10 25 (2.18%) Cyberattack
10 25 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
12 20 (1.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 17 (1.48%) Public Cloud
14 16 (1.39%) Blog
15 15 (1.31%) Data Centre
15 15 (1.31%) Device Driver
16 13 (1.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 173 (15.07%) Linux
2 43 (3.75%) Windows
3 32 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (2.26%) Android
5 23 (2.00%) CentOS
6 18 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.22%) Unix
8 7 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.17%) Fedora
9 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.087%) Robot Operating System
10 1 (0.087%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.087%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,097 (95.56%) Software Engineering
2 586 (51.05%) Agile Software Development
3 315 (27.44%) TDD
4 313 (27.26%) Microservices
5 244 (21.25%) Mentoring
6 208 (18.12%) DevOps
7 203 (17.68%) Scrum
8 169 (14.72%) OO
8 169 (14.72%) Test Automation
9 164 (14.29%) Computer Science
10 128 (11.15%) BDD
11 126 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
12 110 (9.58%) Coaching
13 108 (9.41%) Software Testing
14 104 (9.06%) Fintech
15 94 (8.19%) Machine Learning
16 88 (7.67%) Unit Testing
17 87 (7.58%) MVC
18 85 (7.40%) OOP
19 82 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 441 (38.41%) JavaScript
2 424 (36.93%) Java
3 392 (34.15%) C#
4 336 (29.27%) Python
5 227 (19.77%) C++
6 182 (15.85%) SQL
7 176 (15.33%) TypeScript
8 131 (11.41%) Go
9 112 (9.76%) C
10 78 (6.79%) PHP
11 54 (4.70%) Ruby
12 40 (3.48%) Scala
13 38 (3.31%) Java 8
14 35 (3.05%) ES6
15 24 (2.09%) Rust
16 19 (1.66%) Kotlin
17 16 (1.39%) Perl
18 12 (1.05%) Embedded C
19 11 (0.96%) Bash Shell
20 7 (0.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 147 (12.80%) Degree
2 77 (6.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (3.40%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 20 (1.74%) Master's Degree
6 12 (1.05%) ISEB
6 12 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (0.96%) HNC
7 11 (0.96%) HND
8 5 (0.44%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.26%) PhD
10 2 (0.17%) CITP
11 1 (0.087%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.71%) QA
2 7 (0.61%) ISO 26262
3 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.17%) GDPR
4 2 (0.17%) IEC 62304
4 2 (0.17%) MISRA
4 2 (0.17%) WCAG
5 1 (0.087%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 275 (23.95%) Docker
2 7 (0.61%) Firmware
3 4 (0.35%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.087%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 220 (19.16%) Kubernetes
2 42 (3.66%) Terraform
3 30 (2.61%) Ansible
4 7 (0.61%) Grafana
5 4 (0.35%) Kibana
6 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.087%) logstash
7 1 (0.087%) Puppet
Vendors
1 96 (8.36%) Microsoft
2 54 (4.70%) Google
3 41 (3.57%) Oracle
4 34 (2.96%) Red Hat
5 28 (2.44%) SAP
6 18 (1.57%) PagerDuty
7 17 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.39%) Xamarin
9 11 (0.96%) Samsung
10 9 (0.78%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.61%) Conga
12 6 (0.52%) Twitter
13 5 (0.44%) Guidewire
13 5 (0.44%) hybris
13 5 (0.44%) New Relic
14 4 (0.35%) Adobe
14 4 (0.35%) Facebook
14 4 (0.35%) FNZ
14 4 (0.35%) Instagram
14 4 (0.35%) Pega