Period
to 12 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 334 486 498
Rank change year-on-year +152 +12 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1657 1074 1185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.58% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.60% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1326 891 993
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 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.25% -3.00% +5.26%

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 172109 179749 206490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 138436 150116 172214
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,473
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +153 1568 £55,000 +10.00% 115
UK excluding London +125 1109 £52,500 +8.25% 90
London +130 537 £70,000 +7.69% 31
South East +90 395 £52,500 +5.00% 34
North of England +76 220 £50,000 +9.89% 17
East of England +106 217 £55,000 +5.26% 11
South West +21 139 £50,000 +11.11% 12
North West +31 108 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Yorkshire +64 104 £50,000 +8.70% 7
Midlands +28 59 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Scotland -5 54 £47,500 - 6
West Midlands +37 44 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Wales +10 23 £49,039 -1.92%
East Midlands +10 13 £48,750 +12.07% 1
North East +9 8 £40,000 +7.38% 2
Northern Ireland -28 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1652 (99.70%) Software Engineering
2 772 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
3 719 (43.39%) Java
4 562 (33.92%) C#
5 556 (33.55%) C++
6 438 (26.43%) SQL
7 429 (25.89%) JavaScript
8 423 (25.53%) TDD
9 405 (24.44%) Degree
10 361 (21.79%) OO
11 345 (20.82%) .NET
12 322 (19.43%) Linux
13 304 (18.35%) Finance
14 297 (17.92%) Scrum
14 297 (17.92%) Python
15 295 (17.80%) HTML
16 280 (16.90%) C
17 275 (16.60%) Multithreading
18 271 (16.35%) Computer Science
19 266 (16.05%) CSS
20 235 (14.18%) Mentoring
21 229 (13.82%) AngularJS
22 228 (13.76%) Windows
23 212 (12.79%) Web Services
24 200 (12.07%) Spring
25 189 (11.41%) Git (software)
26 183 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
27 181 (10.92%) NoSQL
28 180 (10.86%) MVC
29 178 (10.74%) 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 58 (3.50%) Apache Spark
2 53 (3.20%) Tomcat
3 40 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
4 23 (1.39%) Confluence
5 20 (1.21%) Apache Solr
6 19 (1.15%) Apache
7 13 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (0.72%) IIS
8 12 (0.72%) JBoss
8 12 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 11 (0.66%) CMS
10 10 (0.60%) Ethereum
11 9 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.48%) Apache Pig
13 7 (0.42%) Jetty
13 7 (0.42%) Kentico
14 5 (0.30%) Mule
14 5 (0.30%) Mule ESB
14 5 (0.30%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.24%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (0.48%) SOLIDWORKS
2 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.060%) Simulink
4 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.060%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 137 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.81%) SaaS
4 23 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (1.03%) GitHub
5 17 (1.03%) npm
6 9 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
7 8 (0.48%) PaaS
8 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.30%) Serverless
11 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.24%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.24%) Route 53
11 4 (0.24%) Slack
12 3 (0.18%) IaaS
12 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.26%) Wireless
2 41 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 25 (1.51%) Internet
4 21 (1.27%) HTTP
5 12 (0.72%) Bluetooth
6 11 (0.66%) Broadband
7 10 (0.60%) 3G
7 10 (0.60%) 4G
7 10 (0.60%) DHCP
7 10 (0.60%) OpenVPN
7 10 (0.60%) VoIP
8 9 (0.54%) RTP
9 8 (0.48%) ISDN
9 8 (0.48%) RTCP
10 7 (0.42%) Firewall
11 6 (0.36%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.30%) Skype
13 4 (0.24%) Profibus
13 4 (0.24%) SMS
13 4 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (10.92%) NoSQL
2 116 (7.00%) SQL Server
3 111 (6.70%) Relational Database
4 106 (6.40%) Big Data
5 103 (6.22%) MongoDB
6 92 (5.55%) Hadoop
7 88 (5.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 85 (5.13%) MySQL
9 83 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
10 63 (3.80%) RDBMS
11 55 (3.32%) Oracle Database
12 52 (3.14%) Oracle Database 10g
13 50 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 21 (1.27%) Apache Hive
15 19 (1.15%) Redis
16 14 (0.84%) Blockchain
17 13 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
18 10 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
19 9 (0.54%) HBase
19 9 (0.54%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 189 (11.41%) Git (software)
2 94 (5.67%) Visual Studio
3 91 (5.49%) Subversion
4 86 (5.19%) Jenkins
5 85 (5.13%) JIRA
6 64 (3.86%) JUnit
7 52 (3.14%) Mercurial
8 42 (2.53%) Maven
8 42 (2.53%) NUnit
9 34 (2.05%) Moq
10 33 (1.99%) Mockito
11 32 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (1.45%) Eclipse
13 21 (1.27%) Cucumber
13 21 (1.27%) Gradle
14 18 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 17 (1.03%) Grunt
15 17 (1.03%) gulp
15 17 (1.03%) Selenium
16 16 (0.97%) TeamCity
General
1 304 (18.35%) Finance
2 159 (9.60%) Banking
3 110 (6.64%) Front Office
4 106 (6.40%) Investment Banking
5 101 (6.10%) Retail Banking
6 98 (5.91%) Electronics
7 65 (3.92%) Telecoms
8 59 (3.56%) Manufacturing
9 58 (3.50%) Games
10 49 (2.96%) Marketing
11 32 (1.93%) Advertising
12 29 (1.75%) Retail
13 21 (1.27%) Multimedia
14 19 (1.15%) Automotive
15 12 (0.72%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.54%) Military
17 7 (0.42%) Back Office
18 6 (0.36%) Law
19 5 (0.30%) Legal
19 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (20.82%) .NET
2 295 (17.80%) HTML
3 266 (16.05%) CSS
4 229 (13.82%) AngularJS
5 212 (12.79%) Web Services
6 200 (12.07%) Spring
7 146 (8.81%) Node.js
8 143 (8.63%) React
9 126 (7.60%) RESTful
10 125 (7.54%) REST
11 117 (7.06%) ASP.NET
12 113 (6.82%) WPF
13 111 (6.70%) XML
14 103 (6.22%) HTML5
15 101 (6.10%) Hibernate
16 98 (5.91%) jQuery
17 93 (5.61%) WCF
18 84 (5.07%) Java EE
19 79 (4.77%) STL
20 78 (4.71%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 271 (16.35%) Computer Science
2 158 (9.54%) Algorithms
3 123 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
4 106 (6.40%) Greenfield Project
5 81 (4.89%) Fintech
6 74 (4.47%) Data Structures
7 66 (3.98%) Embedded Systems
7 66 (3.98%) User Experience
8 62 (3.74%) Derivative
9 49 (2.96%) Credit Risk
10 40 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
11 37 (2.23%) Client/Server
12 27 (1.63%) Mobile App
13 15 (0.91%) Digital TV
14 14 (0.84%) CUDA
15 13 (0.78%) Bitcoin
15 13 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
16 11 (0.66%) Clustering
17 10 (0.60%) Device Driver
17 10 (0.60%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 322 (19.43%) Linux
2 228 (13.76%) Windows
3 92 (5.55%) Android
4 72 (4.35%) Unix
5 70 (4.22%) Apple iOS
6 47 (2.84%) Embedded Linux
7 22 (1.33%) VxWorks
8 17 (1.03%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.24%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.24%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.18%) CentOS
14 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.12%) Solaris
15 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1652 (99.70%) Software Engineering
2 772 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
3 423 (25.53%) TDD
4 361 (21.79%) OO
5 297 (17.92%) Scrum
6 275 (16.60%) Multithreading
7 235 (14.18%) Mentoring
8 183 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
9 180 (10.86%) MVC
10 178 (10.74%) SDLC
11 166 (10.02%) BDD
12 154 (9.29%) Unit Testing
13 149 (8.99%) Test Automation
14 140 (8.45%) Microservices
15 114 (6.88%) Asset Management
16 113 (6.82%) Open Source
17 111 (6.70%) OOD
18 102 (6.16%) Wealth Management
19 94 (5.67%) OOP
20 89 (5.37%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 719 (43.39%) Java
2 562 (33.92%) C#
3 556 (33.55%) C++
4 438 (26.43%) SQL
5 429 (25.89%) JavaScript
6 297 (17.92%) Python
7 280 (16.90%) C
8 101 (6.10%) PHP
9 100 (6.04%) Scala
10 86 (5.19%) Ruby
11 67 (4.04%) Embedded C
12 58 (3.50%) Embedded C++
13 51 (3.08%) T-SQL
14 42 (2.53%) Go
15 36 (2.17%) Bash Shell
16 33 (1.99%) Perl
17 31 (1.87%) Assembly Language
18 24 (1.45%) Apple Swift
19 23 (1.39%) TypeScript
20 21 (1.27%) Lua
Qualifications
1 405 (24.44%) Degree
2 161 (9.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (2.05%) Security Cleared
4 16 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (0.54%) PhD
6 8 (0.48%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.24%) CITP
7 4 (0.24%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.24%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.060%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.50%) QA
2 17 (1.03%) MISRA
3 12 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.66%) MISRA C
4 11 (0.66%) SEPA
5 9 (0.54%) ISO 13485
6 8 (0.48%) DO-178B
7 6 (0.36%) MIL-STD-498
8 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.18%) ISO 26262
10 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.060%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.060%) DICOM
11 1 (0.060%) GAMP
11 1 (0.060%) GCP
11 1 (0.060%) HL7
11 1 (0.060%) IEC 61131
11 1 (0.060%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.060%) JTAG
11 1 (0.060%) PSD2
System Software
1 98 (5.91%) Docker
2 11 (0.66%) Firmware
3 5 (0.30%) HDFS
4 4 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.18%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (1.03%) Kubernetes
3 14 (0.84%) Ansible
4 13 (0.78%) Puppet
5 11 (0.66%) Opsview
6 9 (0.54%) Terraform
7 3 (0.18%) Marathon
7 3 (0.18%) Packer
8 2 (0.12%) Oozie
8 2 (0.12%) Salt
8 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.060%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.060%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.060%) Kibana
9 1 (0.060%) logstash
9 1 (0.060%) Nagios
9 1 (0.060%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.060%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.060%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.060%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 115 (6.94%) Oracle
2 108 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 36 (2.17%) Google
4 28 (1.69%) SAP
5 19 (1.15%) Atlassian
6 16 (0.97%) VMware
6 16 (0.97%) Xamarin
7 13 (0.78%) Terracotta
7 13 (0.78%) Zend
8 12 (0.72%) Cadence
9 11 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (0.66%) TIBCO
10 10 (0.60%) Pega
11 9 (0.54%) Splunk
12 8 (0.48%) Sybase
13 7 (0.42%) Intel
14 5 (0.30%) MuleSoft
14 5 (0.30%) Sophos
15 4 (0.24%) Dell
15 4 (0.24%) IBM