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The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 131 227 278
Rank change year-on-year +96 +51 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 4,873 1,345 1,080
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.97% 1.46% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 1.58% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,045 811 828
10th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £57,500 £50,625 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £58,750
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +6.38% +2.17%
75th Percentile £91,250 £82,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £121,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - -

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 151,784 84,974 88,529
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 92.51% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82,597 64,813 71,897
10th Percentile £32,386 £31,469 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +93 3,706 £70,000 +7.69% 302
London +90 2,556 £90,000 +16.13% 123
Work from Home +72 2,212 £67,500 +3.85% 123
UK excluding London +38 1,258 £62,500 +13.64% 201
South East +47 331 £65,000 +8.33% 48
North of England +33 290 £57,500 +4.55% 47
East of England +75 226 £77,500 +7.83% 30
North West +23 194 £57,500 +4.55% 28
South West -21 150 £60,000 +9.09% 29
Midlands -38 106 £60,000 +9.09% 24
Scotland -51 104 £62,500 +13.64% 15
Yorkshire +2 86 £57,500 +10.58% 11
East Midlands 0 58 £55,000 +15.79% 8
Wales +16 56 £55,000 +29.41% 6
West Midlands -53 48 £65,500 +19.09% 16
North East -17 11 £55,000 +1.85% 8
Northern Ireland -29 1 £65,000 +13.04% 2

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following 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 4,824 (98.99%) Software Engineering
2 2,457 (50.42%) Agile
3 2,011 (41.27%) AWS
4 1,984 (40.71%) Python
5 1,831 (37.57%) Java
6 1,779 (36.51%) JavaScript
7 1,761 (36.14%) React
8 1,510 (30.99%) Microservices
9 1,431 (29.37%) Docker
10 1,338 (27.46%) CI/CD
11 1,309 (26.86%) Kubernetes
12 1,277 (26.21%) TypeScript
13 1,205 (24.73%) Mentoring
14 1,196 (24.54%) TDD
15 1,105 (22.68%) Finance
16 1,043 (21.40%) Social Skills
17 1,040 (21.34%) Node.js
18 1,016 (20.85%) C#
18 1,016 (20.85%) SQL
19 980 (20.11%) DevOps
20 940 (19.29%) Azure
21 920 (18.88%) Test Automation
22 907 (18.61%) PostgreSQL
22 907 (18.61%) Full Stack Development
23 889 (18.24%) Git (software)
24 878 (18.02%) .NET
25 822 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
26 818 (16.79%) Degree
27 795 (16.31%) Scrum
28 788 (16.17%) Pair Programming

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
1 235 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
2 106 (2.18%) Apache
3 94 (1.93%) Confluence
4 72 (1.48%) Apache Spark
5 66 (1.35%) CMS
6 43 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
7 37 (0.76%) nginx
7 37 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 31 (0.64%) Apache Pulsar
9 24 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
10 23 (0.47%) Strapi
11 16 (0.33%) Headless CMS
12 13 (0.27%) Drupal
13 12 (0.25%) Jupyter
14 10 (0.21%) WordPress
15 7 (0.14%) SharePoint
16 6 (0.12%) IBM Domino
17 3 (0.062%) Apache Solr
17 3 (0.062%) SharePoint 2013
17 3 (0.062%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (0.16%) AutoCAD
2 7 (0.14%) Simulink
3 6 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.10%) SketchUp
5 3 (0.062%) Zeplin
6 1 (0.021%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.021%) Blender
6 1 (0.021%) Houdini
6 1 (0.021%) Maya
Business Applications
1 30 (0.62%) Shopify
2 21 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.25%) Magento
4 7 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.062%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.041%) Endur
8 1 (0.021%) assyst
8 1 (0.021%) Exstream
8 1 (0.021%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2,011 (41.27%) AWS
2 940 (19.29%) Azure
3 742 (15.23%) Serverless
4 636 (13.05%) GCP
5 491 (10.08%) GitHub
6 416 (8.54%) AWS Lambda
7 364 (7.47%) SaaS
8 254 (5.21%) Amazon S3
9 238 (4.88%) Amazon SQS
10 208 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
11 193 (3.96%) Amazon ECS
12 167 (3.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 122 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
13 122 (2.50%) PaaS
14 99 (2.03%) Amazon EKS
15 98 (2.01%) Slack
16 96 (1.97%) GitHub Actions
17 95 (1.95%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 95 (1.95%) Heroku
18 87 (1.79%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 142 (2.91%) HTTP
2 67 (1.37%) Internet
3 48 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 47 (0.96%) PPP
5 36 (0.74%) Broadband
6 33 (0.68%) DNS
7 30 (0.62%) NFC
8 28 (0.57%) Wireless
9 25 (0.51%) DKIM
9 25 (0.51%) DMARC
10 20 (0.41%) MQTT
11 16 (0.33%) Kerberos
12 13 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (0.25%) Bluetooth
13 12 (0.25%) Modbus
13 12 (0.25%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
14 11 (0.23%) RTSP
15 9 (0.18%) Ethernet
15 9 (0.18%) Network Security
16 6 (0.12%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 907 (18.61%) PostgreSQL
2 526 (10.79%) NoSQL
3 521 (10.69%) MySQL
4 461 (9.46%) Relational Database
5 431 (8.84%) Redis
6 320 (6.57%) Big Data
7 267 (5.48%) SQL Server
8 243 (4.99%) MongoDB
9 202 (4.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 177 (3.63%) Amazon RDS
11 152 (3.12%) Amazon Aurora
12 81 (1.66%) RDBMS
13 50 (1.03%) Metadata
14 35 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
14 35 (0.72%) Hadoop
15 22 (0.45%) DB2
16 21 (0.43%) BigQuery
16 21 (0.43%) Bigtable
16 21 (0.43%) Oracle Database
17 19 (0.39%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 889 (18.24%) Git (software)
2 498 (10.22%) Jenkins
3 259 (5.32%) GitLab
4 219 (4.49%) JIRA
5 181 (3.71%) CircleCI
6 147 (3.02%) Maven
7 143 (2.93%) Cypress.io
8 142 (2.91%) TeamCity
9 124 (2.54%) Gradle
10 102 (2.09%) JUnit
11 97 (1.99%) Bitbucket
12 89 (1.83%) Selenium
12 89 (1.83%) webpack
13 82 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
14 58 (1.19%) SonarQube
15 56 (1.15%) Babel
16 50 (1.03%) Subversion
17 49 (1.01%) Bitbucket Server
18 48 (0.99%) Cucumber
18 48 (0.99%) Spinnaker
General
1 1,105 (22.68%) Finance
2 1,043 (21.40%) Social Skills
3 393 (8.06%) Games
4 330 (6.77%) Banking
5 278 (5.70%) Retail
6 245 (5.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 244 (5.01%) Marketing
8 227 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
9 174 (3.57%) Legal
10 157 (3.22%) Electronics
11 132 (2.71%) Law
12 107 (2.20%) Public Sector
13 102 (2.09%) Automotive
14 101 (2.07%) Front Office
15 88 (1.81%) Manufacturing
16 85 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
17 77 (1.58%) Publishing
18 71 (1.46%) Telecoms
19 69 (1.42%) Advertising
20 58 (1.19%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,761 (36.14%) React
2 1,040 (21.34%) Node.js
3 878 (18.02%) .NET
4 601 (12.33%) CSS
5 571 (11.72%) REST
6 548 (11.25%) Spring
7 521 (10.69%) RESTful
8 512 (10.51%) HTML
9 500 (10.26%) GraphQL
10 494 (10.14%) AngularJS
11 414 (8.50%) Kafka
12 363 (7.45%) Vue.js
13 351 (7.20%) Spring Boot
14 349 (7.16%) .NET Core
15 283 (5.81%) React Native
16 277 (5.68%) Django
17 276 (5.66%) Ruby on Rails
18 248 (5.09%) Redux
19 242 (4.97%) gRPC
19 242 (4.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 576 (11.82%) User Experience
2 517 (10.61%) Algorithms
3 379 (7.78%) Mobile App
4 369 (7.57%) Data Structures
5 203 (4.17%) Cloud Native
6 187 (3.84%) Virtual Team
7 173 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
8 158 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
9 150 (3.08%) Blog
10 144 (2.96%) Equities
11 143 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
12 119 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 106 (2.18%) Hedge funds
14 95 (1.95%) Fixed Income
15 94 (1.93%) IoT
16 92 (1.89%) Derivative
17 84 (1.72%) Legacy Systems
18 82 (1.68%) PMI
19 78 (1.60%) Renewable Energy
20 69 (1.42%) Blockchain
Operating Systems
1 589 (12.09%) Linux
2 216 (4.43%) Android
3 167 (3.43%) Windows
4 160 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 100 (2.05%) Unix
6 57 (1.17%) Ubuntu
7 48 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
8 27 (0.55%) VMS
9 25 (0.51%) Debian
10 24 (0.49%) CentOS
11 16 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.23%) FreeRTOS
13 11 (0.23%) ThreadX
14 9 (0.18%) Alpine Linux
14 9 (0.18%) Robot Operating System
15 6 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 5 (0.10%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.021%) AIX
17 1 (0.021%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,824 (98.99%) Software Engineering
2 2,457 (50.42%) Agile
3 1,510 (30.99%) Microservices
4 1,338 (27.46%) CI/CD
5 1,205 (24.73%) Mentoring
6 1,196 (24.54%) TDD
7 980 (20.11%) DevOps
8 920 (18.88%) Test Automation
9 907 (18.61%) Full Stack Development
10 822 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
11 795 (16.31%) Scrum
12 788 (16.17%) Pair Programming
13 787 (16.15%) Computer Science
14 660 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
15 621 (12.74%) Machine Learning
16 566 (11.62%) Data Science
17 548 (11.25%) OO
18 527 (10.81%) Open Source
19 451 (9.26%) Unit Testing
20 450 (9.23%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,984 (40.71%) Python
2 1,831 (37.57%) Java
3 1,779 (36.51%) JavaScript
4 1,277 (26.21%) TypeScript
5 1,016 (20.85%) C#
5 1,016 (20.85%) SQL
6 615 (12.62%) C++
7 491 (10.08%) Ruby
8 487 (9.99%) Go
9 337 (6.92%) C
10 319 (6.55%) Kotlin
11 262 (5.38%) PHP
12 171 (3.51%) Scala
13 159 (3.26%) Rust
14 155 (3.18%) ES6
15 86 (1.76%) Bash
16 82 (1.68%) Clojure
17 80 (1.64%) PowerShell
18 65 (1.33%) Elixir
19 64 (1.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 818 (16.79%) Degree
2 456 (9.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 82 (1.68%) PMI Certification
4 67 (1.37%) Security Cleared
5 57 (1.17%) PhD
6 44 (0.90%) Master's Degree
7 41 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
8 35 (0.72%) SC Cleared
9 9 (0.18%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.12%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.12%) HND
11 5 (0.10%) MCP
12 4 (0.082%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.062%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.021%) CFA
14 1 (0.021%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (8.95%) QA
2 93 (1.91%) Accessibility
3 34 (0.70%) SLA
4 33 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 23 (0.47%) ISO 26262
6 15 (0.31%) SEPA
7 10 (0.21%) IEC 62304
7 10 (0.21%) ISO 13485
8 9 (0.18%) GDPR
9 8 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.10%) JTAG
10 5 (0.10%) WCAG
11 1 (0.021%) DICOM
11 1 (0.021%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.021%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.021%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1,431 (29.37%) Docker
2 70 (1.44%) Firmware
3 28 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 15 (0.31%) ISA Server
4 15 (0.31%) LXC
5 2 (0.041%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.021%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1,309 (26.86%) Kubernetes
2 744 (15.27%) Terraform
3 120 (2.46%) Ansible
4 87 (1.79%) Prometheus
5 84 (1.72%) Grafana
6 58 (1.19%) Kibana
7 47 (0.96%) Puppet
8 41 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 28 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
10 23 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
10 23 (0.47%) HP Fortify
11 13 (0.27%) Istio
12 9 (0.18%) Matomo
12 9 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.16%) Marathon
14 7 (0.14%) Bugsnag
14 7 (0.14%) MOM
15 4 (0.082%) Kustomize
16 2 (0.041%) Fluentd
16 2 (0.041%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 424 (8.70%) Google
2 348 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 216 (4.43%) Twitter
4 80 (1.64%) LexisNexis
5 71 (1.46%) Apple
6 67 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
7 58 (1.19%) Samsung
8 51 (1.05%) Dell
9 48 (0.99%) Atlassian
10 47 (0.96%) BT
11 42 (0.86%) Facebook
12 40 (0.82%) Oracle
13 37 (0.76%) TrueLayer
14 36 (0.74%) Bloomberg
15 34 (0.70%) CrowdStrike
16 32 (0.66%) Palantir
17 29 (0.60%) Red Hat
18 28 (0.57%) ANSYS
18 28 (0.57%) Xamarin
19 24 (0.49%) BEA