Period
to 17 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 305 355 447
Rank change year-on-year +50 +92 +86
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,492 1,544 1,192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.91% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.94% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,115 1,236 969
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +1.92%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £77,750
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 136,936 163,785 169,423
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.18% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 109,229 131,985 136,782
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,125 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +36 1,307 £60,000 +9.09% 304
UK excluding London +29 1,009 £52,500 - 269
London +12 431 £75,000 +3.45% 65
South East +15 362 £57,500 +4.55% 63
North of England +51 243 £52,500 +5.00% 63
North West +67 163 £55,000 +10.00% 35
Scotland +39 118 £47,500 +5.56% 19
East of England +54 109 £55,000 +4.76% 43
South West -38 86 £46,500 -7.00% 36
Midlands +60 76 £52,500 - 34
West Midlands +43 62 £55,000 - 28
Yorkshire -3 44 £50,000 - 17
North East +35 36 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Wales +13 15 £46,500 -5.18% 5
East Midlands +22 14 £47,500 -3.06% 6
Northern Ireland -26 2 - - 6

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 1,442 (96.65%) Software Engineering
2 731 (48.99%) Agile Software Development
3 604 (40.48%) C#
4 580 (38.87%) Java
5 551 (36.93%) JavaScript
6 461 (30.90%) C++
7 423 (28.35%) Linux
8 397 (26.61%) .NET
9 390 (26.14%) Python
10 368 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
11 361 (24.20%) SQL
12 331 (22.18%) TDD
12 331 (22.18%) Degree
13 284 (19.03%) Microservices
14 279 (18.70%) HTML
15 278 (18.63%) DevOps
16 277 (18.57%) C
17 268 (17.96%) Docker
18 267 (17.90%) RESTful
19 261 (17.49%) Node.js
20 252 (16.89%) Windows
21 244 (16.35%) Git (software)
22 240 (16.09%) Microsoft Azure
23 237 (15.88%) Computer Science
24 227 (15.21%) CSS
25 225 (15.08%) SDLC
26 224 (15.01%) OO
27 216 (14.48%) Mentoring
28 205 (13.74%) React
29 202 (13.54%) Scrum

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 59 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
2 51 (3.42%) Apache Spark
3 42 (2.82%) Confluence
4 40 (2.68%) Apache
5 21 (1.41%) Tomcat
6 17 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
7 15 (1.01%) NServiceBus
8 12 (0.80%) Hyperledger
9 11 (0.74%) IIS
10 7 (0.47%) CMS
10 7 (0.47%) Drupal
10 7 (0.47%) JBoss
11 6 (0.40%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.40%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.34%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.34%) Jetty
13 4 (0.27%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.27%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Simulink
2 2 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.13%) Maple
2 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.067%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.21%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.34%) Magento
3 1 (0.067%) Quorum
3 1 (0.067%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 368 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
2 240 (16.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (7.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 113 (7.57%) Serverless
5 87 (5.83%) Cloud Computing
5 87 (5.83%) SaaS
6 62 (4.16%) AWS Lambda
7 39 (2.61%) GitHub
8 38 (2.55%) Amazon S3
9 37 (2.48%) npm
10 35 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
11 34 (2.28%) IBM Cloud
12 29 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
13 25 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
14 19 (1.27%) Sage Pay
15 18 (1.21%) OpenShift
16 9 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
16 9 (0.60%) Apigee
16 9 (0.60%) Azure Functions
17 8 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.61%) Internet
1 24 (1.61%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.34%) Broadband
2 20 (1.34%) HTTP
3 19 (1.27%) RS-232
3 19 (1.27%) RS-485
4 14 (0.94%) Wireless
5 13 (0.87%) Ethernet
6 11 (0.74%) Bluetooth
7 10 (0.67%) VoIP
7 10 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (0.67%) ZigBee
8 7 (0.47%) VPN
9 6 (0.40%) Network Security
10 5 (0.34%) RTP
10 5 (0.34%) SNMP
11 4 (0.27%) DNS
12 3 (0.20%) CTI
12 3 (0.20%) Firewall
12 3 (0.20%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (8.18%) MongoDB
2 121 (8.11%) Big Data
3 120 (8.04%) MySQL
4 119 (7.98%) NoSQL
5 115 (7.71%) SQL Server
6 108 (7.24%) PostgreSQL
7 90 (6.03%) Relational Database
8 58 (3.89%) Hadoop
9 46 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 39 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 29 (1.94%) Redis
12 27 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
13 22 (1.47%) Data Mining
14 19 (1.27%) Blockchain
14 19 (1.27%) Neo4j
15 12 (0.80%) BigQuery
16 11 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
17 10 (0.67%) Amazon Athena
17 10 (0.67%) RDBMS
18 9 (0.60%) HBase
Development Applications
1 244 (16.35%) Git (software)
2 127 (8.51%) Jenkins
3 76 (5.09%) JIRA
4 69 (4.62%) Visual Studio
5 62 (4.16%) Subversion
6 51 (3.42%) webpack
7 44 (2.95%) Eclipse
8 38 (2.55%) Eclipse RCP
9 37 (2.48%) Babel
10 36 (2.41%) gulp
10 36 (2.41%) JUnit
11 35 (2.35%) GitLab
12 34 (2.28%) Hudson
12 34 (2.28%) Selenium
13 30 (2.01%) Bugzilla
13 30 (2.01%) CruiseControl
13 30 (2.01%) Gemini Tracker
13 30 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 27 (1.81%) Maven
15 23 (1.54%) IntelliJ
General
1 126 (8.45%) Finance
2 63 (4.22%) Electronics
3 49 (3.28%) Banking
4 44 (2.95%) Games
5 41 (2.75%) Retail
6 29 (1.94%) Advertising
6 29 (1.94%) Marketing
7 28 (1.88%) Aerospace
7 28 (1.88%) Law
8 26 (1.74%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.54%) Automotive
10 14 (0.94%) Front Office
11 12 (0.80%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.67%) Publishing
13 9 (0.60%) Military
14 8 (0.54%) Legal
14 8 (0.54%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.34%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (26.61%) .NET
2 279 (18.70%) HTML
3 267 (17.90%) RESTful
4 261 (17.49%) Node.js
5 227 (15.21%) CSS
6 205 (13.74%) React
7 201 (13.47%) Web Services
8 199 (13.34%) AngularJS
9 152 (10.19%) Spring
10 127 (8.51%) ASP.NET
11 113 (7.57%) HTML5
12 101 (6.77%) .NET Core
13 88 (5.90%) REST
14 86 (5.76%) .NET Framework
15 78 (5.23%) WPF
16 65 (4.36%) Spring Boot
17 62 (4.16%) XML
18 59 (3.95%) GraphQL
19 58 (3.89%) ASP.NET MVC
19 58 (3.89%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 130 (8.71%) Algorithms
2 101 (6.77%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (4.49%) Mobile App
5 65 (4.36%) User Experience
6 60 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
7 50 (3.35%) Data Structures
8 47 (3.15%) Device Driver
9 44 (2.95%) Robotics
10 43 (2.88%) Public Cloud
11 35 (2.35%) Embedded Systems
11 35 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
12 31 (2.08%) Cloud Native
12 31 (2.08%) Smartphone
13 24 (1.61%) Client/Server
14 23 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
15 18 (1.21%) Derivative
15 18 (1.21%) Virtual Team
16 14 (0.94%) Private Cloud
17 13 (0.87%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 423 (28.35%) Linux
2 252 (16.89%) Windows
3 56 (3.75%) Android
4 44 (2.95%) Unix
5 20 (1.34%) CentOS
6 19 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
7 18 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.01%) SUSE
8 15 (1.01%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.60%) FreeRTOS
11 7 (0.47%) Solaris
12 6 (0.40%) AIX
12 6 (0.40%) VxWorks
13 5 (0.34%) Tizen
14 2 (0.13%) ThreadX
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.067%) Debian
15 1 (0.067%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,442 (96.65%) Software Engineering
2 731 (48.99%) Agile Software Development
3 331 (22.18%) TDD
4 284 (19.03%) Microservices
5 278 (18.63%) DevOps
6 237 (15.88%) Computer Science
7 225 (15.08%) SDLC
8 224 (15.01%) OO
9 216 (14.48%) Mentoring
10 202 (13.54%) Scrum
11 197 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
12 196 (13.14%) Test Automation
13 190 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
14 142 (9.52%) Machine Learning
15 125 (8.38%) Artificial Intelligence
16 110 (7.37%) MVC
17 107 (7.17%) Continuous Delivery
18 106 (7.10%) Mathematics
19 98 (6.57%) OOP
19 98 (6.57%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 604 (40.48%) C#
2 580 (38.87%) Java
3 551 (36.93%) JavaScript
4 461 (30.90%) C++
5 390 (26.14%) Python
6 361 (24.20%) SQL
7 277 (18.57%) C
8 146 (9.79%) TypeScript
9 125 (8.38%) PHP
10 67 (4.49%) Scala
11 56 (3.75%) Embedded C
12 47 (3.15%) Objective-C
13 46 (3.08%) ES6
14 40 (2.68%) Go
14 40 (2.68%) Ruby
15 37 (2.48%) Java 8
15 37 (2.48%) XAML
16 35 (2.35%) Embedded C++
17 28 (1.88%) MATLAB
18 18 (1.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 331 (22.18%) Degree
2 87 (5.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (2.68%) Numerate Degree
4 36 (2.41%) Security Cleared
5 21 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (0.27%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.35%) QA
2 14 (0.94%) PSD2
3 11 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.60%) ISO 13485
5 5 (0.34%) MISRA
6 4 (0.27%) GDPR
7 3 (0.20%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.13%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.13%) JTAG
8 2 (0.13%) SLA
9 1 (0.067%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.067%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.067%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 268 (17.96%) Docker
2 16 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.87%) Firmware
4 2 (0.13%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.13%) Varnish
5 1 (0.067%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 142 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 96 (6.43%) Ansible
3 61 (4.09%) Terraform
4 41 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (2.55%) Puppet
6 6 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (0.34%) Marathon
7 5 (0.34%) Mesos
8 3 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.20%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Statspack
9 2 (0.13%) Packer
10 1 (0.067%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.067%) Grafana
10 1 (0.067%) Graphite
10 1 (0.067%) Istio
10 1 (0.067%) Rancher
Vendors
1 120 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 97 (6.50%) Google
3 80 (5.36%) Oracle
4 62 (4.16%) Sage
5 42 (2.82%) IBM
6 31 (2.08%) WorldPay
7 9 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.54%) Apple
9 7 (0.47%) ForgeRock
9 7 (0.47%) QNX
9 7 (0.47%) Sencha
10 6 (0.40%) Charles River
11 5 (0.34%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.34%) Sybase
11 5 (0.34%) Tableau
12 4 (0.27%) Informatica
12 4 (0.27%) Micro Focus
12 4 (0.27%) Perforce
12 4 (0.27%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.27%) Zend