Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 455 490
Rank change year-on-year +137 +35 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,663 1,094 1,239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.62% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.65% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,380 914 1,033
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.00% +3.09%

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 168,620 169,529 204,010
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,446 140,771 170,581
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Top 15 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 24 February 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 +148 1,580 £55,000 +4.76% 236
UK excluding London +77 1,125 £52,500 +7.14% 185
London +140 521 £70,000 +7.69% 73
South East +90 386 £52,500 - 48
East of England +97 225 £55,000 +7.32% 52
North of England +28 217 £50,000 +8.70% 23
South West +44 163 £50,000 +17.65% 24
North West +41 114 £50,500 +6.32% 16
Yorkshire +1 94 £50,000 +8.70% 6
Midlands +12 67 £52,500 +20.69% 16
West Midlands +26 55 £52,500 +23.53% 11
Scotland -22 55 £47,500 -5.00% 13
Wales +5 12 £49,039 -1.92% 4
East Midlands -15 10 £51,000 +17.24% 5
North East -14 9 £45,000 +20.81% 1

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 1,660 (99.82%) Software Engineering
2 787 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
3 710 (42.69%) Java
4 566 (34.03%) C++
5 507 (30.49%) C#
6 446 (26.82%) JavaScript
7 394 (23.69%) Degree
8 392 (23.57%) TDD
9 384 (23.09%) SQL
10 377 (22.67%) Linux
11 339 (20.38%) Python
12 330 (19.84%) Scrum
13 322 (19.36%) OO
14 305 (18.34%) C
15 304 (18.28%) .NET
16 290 (17.44%) Computer Science
17 288 (17.32%) HTML
18 257 (15.45%) Mentoring
19 249 (14.97%) AngularJS
19 249 (14.97%) CSS
20 240 (14.43%) Finance
21 226 (13.59%) Multithreading
21 226 (13.59%) Git (software)
22 223 (13.41%) Spring
23 217 (13.05%) Continuous Integration
24 210 (12.63%) Windows
25 200 (12.03%) Web Services
26 190 (11.43%) Computer Science Degree
27 186 (11.18%) React
28 184 (11.06%) Node.js

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 81 (4.87%) Elasticsearch
2 75 (4.51%) Apache Spark
3 56 (3.37%) Tomcat
4 50 (3.01%) Apache Solr
5 45 (2.71%) CMS
6 35 (2.10%) Apache
7 29 (1.74%) JBoss
8 26 (1.56%) Confluence
9 20 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 17 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 14 (0.84%) Apache Pig
12 11 (0.66%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.42%) Ethereum
13 7 (0.42%) IIS
13 7 (0.42%) Jetty
14 6 (0.36%) SAS
15 5 (0.30%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.24%) Hyperledger
16 4 (0.24%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
2 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.060%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.060%) Endur
2 1 (0.060%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 161 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.35%) SaaS
4 24 (1.44%) GitHub
5 17 (1.02%) npm
6 15 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (0.90%) PaaS
7 13 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
9 9 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
10 8 (0.48%) Serverless
11 7 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.36%) Slack
13 5 (0.30%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.30%) Heroku
14 4 (0.24%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.37%) Wireless
2 53 (3.19%) Internet
3 40 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.20%) HTTP
5 11 (0.66%) Bluetooth
5 11 (0.66%) Broadband
6 10 (0.60%) DHCP
6 10 (0.60%) WAN
7 9 (0.54%) VoIP
8 7 (0.42%) 3G
8 7 (0.42%) 4G
8 7 (0.42%) ISDN
8 7 (0.42%) OpenVPN
8 7 (0.42%) RTCP
8 7 (0.42%) RTP
8 7 (0.42%) SNMP
9 5 (0.30%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.30%) Skype
9 5 (0.30%) SMS
10 4 (0.24%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (10.04%) NoSQL
2 138 (8.30%) SQL Server
3 126 (7.58%) MongoDB
4 124 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
5 108 (6.49%) Relational Database
6 90 (5.41%) MySQL
7 75 (4.51%) Big Data
8 65 (3.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 58 (3.49%) Hadoop
10 32 (1.92%) RDBMS
11 26 (1.56%) Redis
12 23 (1.38%) Apache Hive
13 21 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
14 14 (0.84%) Data Mining
14 14 (0.84%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.78%) Blockchain
15 13 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (0.72%) Couchbase
16 12 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 226 (13.59%) Git (software)
2 118 (7.10%) Jenkins
3 95 (5.71%) JIRA
4 92 (5.53%) Subversion
4 92 (5.53%) Visual Studio
5 50 (3.01%) Maven
6 43 (2.59%) Mercurial
7 33 (1.98%) JUnit
8 30 (1.80%) Eclipse
8 30 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (1.50%) Cucumber
10 21 (1.26%) NUnit
11 19 (1.14%) Selenium
12 18 (1.08%) Grunt
12 18 (1.08%) gulp
13 17 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (0.96%) Gradle
15 15 (0.90%) TeamCity
15 15 (0.90%) webpack
16 14 (0.84%) Xcode
General
1 240 (14.43%) Finance
2 80 (4.81%) Electronics
3 73 (4.39%) Games
4 56 (3.37%) Banking
5 50 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 45 (2.71%) Retail
7 44 (2.65%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.98%) Advertising
8 33 (1.98%) Investment Banking
9 31 (1.86%) Front Office
10 29 (1.74%) Retail Banking
11 24 (1.44%) Marketing
12 22 (1.32%) Multimedia
13 19 (1.14%) Automotive
14 17 (1.02%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.90%) Back Office
16 11 (0.66%) Military
17 7 (0.42%) Law
18 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
19 3 (0.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (18.28%) .NET
2 288 (17.32%) HTML
3 249 (14.97%) AngularJS
3 249 (14.97%) CSS
4 223 (13.41%) Spring
5 200 (12.03%) Web Services
6 186 (11.18%) React
7 184 (11.06%) Node.js
8 165 (9.92%) RESTful
9 128 (7.70%) ASP.NET
10 122 (7.34%) REST
11 116 (6.98%) HTML5
12 114 (6.86%) J2EE
13 100 (6.01%) XML
14 91 (5.47%) STL
15 87 (5.23%) MFC
16 85 (5.11%) WPF
17 84 (5.05%) Hibernate
18 75 (4.51%) jQuery
18 75 (4.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 290 (17.44%) Computer Science
2 160 (9.62%) Algorithms
3 90 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
4 83 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
5 79 (4.75%) User Experience
6 73 (4.39%) Fintech
7 63 (3.79%) Embedded Systems
8 55 (3.31%) Data Structures
9 45 (2.71%) Client/Server
10 35 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
11 27 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
12 25 (1.50%) Derivative
12 25 (1.50%) Mobile App
13 21 (1.26%) CUDA
14 16 (0.96%) Bitcoin
15 15 (0.90%) Device Driver
15 15 (0.90%) Digital TV
16 12 (0.72%) IVR
17 11 (0.66%) Credit Risk
18 10 (0.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 377 (22.67%) Linux
2 210 (12.63%) Windows
3 71 (4.27%) Unix
4 57 (3.43%) Apple iOS
5 55 (3.31%) Android
6 46 (2.77%) Embedded Linux
7 15 (0.90%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.66%) VxWorks
9 9 (0.54%) Solaris
10 5 (0.30%) FreeRTOS
10 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.24%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.18%) CentOS
12 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.18%) SafeRTOS
12 3 (0.18%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,660 (99.82%) Software Engineering
2 787 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (23.57%) TDD
4 330 (19.84%) Scrum
5 322 (19.36%) OO
6 257 (15.45%) Mentoring
7 226 (13.59%) Multithreading
8 217 (13.05%) Continuous Integration
9 178 (10.70%) MVC
10 165 (9.92%) Test Automation
11 160 (9.62%) Microservices
12 154 (9.26%) Unit Testing
13 143 (8.60%) SDLC
14 131 (7.88%) BDD
15 101 (6.07%) Open Source
16 100 (6.01%) OOP
17 91 (5.47%) DevOps
17 91 (5.47%) Machine Learning
17 91 (5.47%) SOA
18 86 (5.17%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 710 (42.69%) Java
2 566 (34.03%) C++
3 507 (30.49%) C#
4 446 (26.82%) JavaScript
5 384 (23.09%) SQL
6 339 (20.38%) Python
7 305 (18.34%) C
8 142 (8.54%) PHP
9 92 (5.53%) Ruby
10 84 (5.05%) Scala
11 76 (4.57%) Embedded C
12 72 (4.33%) Embedded C++
13 47 (2.83%) Go
14 40 (2.41%) Bash Shell
15 36 (2.16%) Assembly Language
16 30 (1.80%) Perl
17 29 (1.74%) T-SQL
18 28 (1.68%) TypeScript
19 26 (1.56%) Apple Swift
20 24 (1.44%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 394 (23.69%) Degree
2 190 (11.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (2.83%) Security Cleared
4 21 (1.26%) SC Cleared
5 12 (0.72%) Master's Degree
6 9 (0.54%) PhD
7 8 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.12%) EMC Certification
10 1 (0.060%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.03%) QA
2 15 (0.90%) MISRA
3 12 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.66%) MISRA C
5 8 (0.48%) DO-178B
6 7 (0.42%) ISO 13485
7 4 (0.24%) ISO 26262
7 4 (0.24%) MIL-STD-498
8 2 (0.12%) GCP
8 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.060%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.060%) DICOM
9 1 (0.060%) HL7
9 1 (0.060%) IEC 61131
9 1 (0.060%) ISO 15765
9 1 (0.060%) JTAG
9 1 (0.060%) PSD2
System Software
1 141 (8.48%) Docker
2 16 (0.96%) Firmware
3 11 (0.66%) HDFS
4 7 (0.42%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.12%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
7 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.12%) LXC
8 1 (0.060%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 41 (2.47%) Ansible
2 25 (1.50%) Kubernetes
3 15 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.90%) Terraform
4 11 (0.66%) Marathon
5 9 (0.54%) Puppet
6 6 (0.36%) Oozie
7 4 (0.24%) Kibana
7 4 (0.24%) logstash
8 3 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.18%) Mesos
9 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.060%) Nagios
10 1 (0.060%) Packer
10 1 (0.060%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.060%) Salt
10 1 (0.060%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.060%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.060%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 99 (5.95%) Oracle
2 82 (4.93%) Microsoft
3 27 (1.62%) Google
4 19 (1.14%) SAP
5 17 (1.02%) Atlassian
5 17 (1.02%) Xamarin
6 15 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (0.78%) TIBCO
8 12 (0.72%) Pega
9 11 (0.66%) Sybase
9 11 (0.66%) Zend
10 9 (0.54%) Dell
10 9 (0.54%) HP
11 8 (0.48%) Intel
11 8 (0.48%) Sophos
11 8 (0.48%) Terracotta
12 6 (0.36%) Cadence
13 5 (0.30%) Capita
13 5 (0.30%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.30%) VMware