The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Engineer
UK
Rank 418 456 502
Rank change year-on-year +38 +46  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 526 620 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.60% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.62% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 423 489 439
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 497 £55,000 +8.91% 99
London -38 118 £65,000 +8.33% 23
South East +39 103 £55,000 +10.00% 26
Yorkshire +74 65 £55,000 +25.00% 10
South West +28 65 £37,775 -20.47% 15
East of England -5 57 £47,500 -8.65% 9
North West -5 46 £52,500 +10.52% 10
West Yorkshire +50 38 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Hampshire +33 38 £55,000 +4.76% 7
Manchester -13 38 £55,000 +15.78% 7
Leeds +41 36 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Berkshire +38 32 £63,750 +27.50% 8
Somerset +15 32 £33,000 -30.52% 4
Cambridgeshire -5 27 £45,000 -13.46% 4
Scotland +16 24 £50,000 +11.11% 11
West Midlands +28 23 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Cambridge -18 21 £45,000 -13.46% 2
East Midlands +8 20 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Southampton +17 18 £55,000 - 4
Sheffield +23 17 £60,000 +36.36% 1
South Yorkshire +17 17 £60,000 +36.36% 1
Edinburgh 0 17 £50,000 +17.64% 9
Hertfordshire 0 16 £65,000 +13.04% 3
Leicestershire - 16 £43,500 - 1
City of London +32 14 £65,000 +8.33% 6
Leicester - 13 £43,750 - 1
Warwick +46 11 £45,000 -14.28%
Warwickshire +35 11 £45,000 -20.00%
Dorset +32 11 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Bracknell +22 11 £85,000 +78.94% 1

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1061 (98.79%) Software Engineering
2 453 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
3 427 (39.76%) Java
4 406 (37.80%) C#
5 402 (37.43%) C++
6 341 (31.75%) JavaScript
7 325 (30.26%) SQL
8 283 (26.35%) Linux
9 271 (25.23%) .NET
10 262 (24.39%) HTML
11 242 (22.53%) OO
12 235 (21.88%) Degree
13 217 (20.20%) Python
14 215 (20.02%) Windows
15 206 (19.18%) TDD
16 204 (18.99%) CSS
17 203 (18.90%) C
18 201 (18.72%) Git (software)
19 198 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
20 178 (16.57%) SQL Server
21 172 (16.01%) Scrum
22 169 (15.74%) NoSQL
23 159 (14.80%) MVC
24 145 (13.50%) Computer Science
25 143 (13.31%) Multithreading
26 133 (12.38%) AngularJS
27 130 (12.10%) Web Services
28 124 (11.55%) Subversion
29 121 (11.27%) Automated Testing
30 117 (10.89%) Finance

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 44 (4.10%) Tomcat
2 40 (3.72%) JBoss
3 38 (3.54%) Apache Spark
3 38 (3.54%) IIS
4 37 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (1.96%) Apache
5 21 (1.96%) SharePoint
6 17 (1.58%) WebSphere
7 16 (1.49%) Jetty
7 16 (1.49%) nginx
8 15 (1.40%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.84%) Confluence
10 7 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.65%) CMS
10 7 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.56%) Drupal
11 6 (0.56%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.28%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (1.86%) MS Office
2 17 (1.58%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.47%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.093%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.093%) MS Project
7 1 (0.093%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.47%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.093%) Magento
3 1 (0.093%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 97 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.89%) SaaS
4 21 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.68%) Office 365
6 10 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (0.93%) CloudFront
7 7 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.56%) PaaS
8 6 (0.56%) Sumo Logic
9 4 (0.37%) GitHub
9 4 (0.37%) iTunes
10 3 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.28%) Data Lake Analytics
10 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.28%) Slack
11 1 (0.093%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.093%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.093%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 66 (6.15%) TCP/IP
2 44 (4.10%) HTTP
3 38 (3.54%) Internet
4 27 (2.51%) Wireless
5 18 (1.68%) Bluetooth
5 18 (1.68%) LDAP
6 15 (1.40%) 802.11
7 12 (1.12%) FTP
7 12 (1.12%) Kerberos
7 12 (1.12%) SNMP
8 11 (1.02%) GSM
9 10 (0.93%) 3G
10 9 (0.84%) Network Security
11 8 (0.74%) 4G
11 8 (0.74%) DNS
11 8 (0.74%) Ethernet
11 8 (0.74%) Firewall
11 8 (0.74%) HTTPS
11 8 (0.74%) OpenFlow
12 6 (0.56%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 169 (15.74%) NoSQL
3 111 (10.34%) MySQL
4 92 (8.57%) MongoDB
5 58 (5.40%) Big Data
6 47 (4.38%) Relational Database
7 43 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
8 35 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 35 (3.26%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.86%) Redis
10 16 (1.49%) Oracle Database
11 15 (1.40%) HBase
11 15 (1.40%) InterSystems Cache
11 15 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (1.12%) Apache Hive
15 11 (1.02%) Blockchain
16 10 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 201 (18.72%) Git (software)
2 124 (11.55%) Subversion
3 103 (9.59%) Visual Studio
4 79 (7.36%) Jenkins
5 58 (5.40%) Mercurial
6 56 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 48 (4.47%) Maven
8 47 (4.38%) JUnit
9 38 (3.54%) Selenium
10 37 (3.45%) Ant
10 37 (3.45%) JIRA
11 29 (2.70%) Eclipse
12 27 (2.51%) Hudson
13 23 (2.14%) Grunt
14 19 (1.77%) Babel
14 19 (1.77%) TeamCity
15 18 (1.68%) webpack
16 15 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
17 14 (1.30%) gulp
18 13 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 117 (10.89%) Finance
2 66 (6.15%) Electronics
3 48 (4.47%) Games
4 32 (2.98%) Retail
5 30 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.96%) Banking
7 16 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.49%) Marketing
8 13 (1.21%) Aerospace
9 12 (1.12%) Automotive
9 12 (1.12%) Billing
10 9 (0.84%) Back Office
11 8 (0.74%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.65%) Advertising
13 6 (0.56%) Online Betting
14 5 (0.47%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.47%) Publishing
15 3 (0.28%) Front Office
15 3 (0.28%) Legal
15 3 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (25.23%) .NET
2 262 (24.39%) HTML
3 204 (18.99%) CSS
4 133 (12.38%) AngularJS
5 130 (12.10%) Web Services
6 116 (10.80%) Spring
7 114 (10.61%) ASP.NET
8 109 (10.15%) REST
9 101 (9.40%) XML
10 87 (8.10%) HTML5
10 87 (8.10%) Node.js
10 87 (8.10%) RESTful
11 85 (7.91%) WPF
12 79 (7.36%) jQuery
13 75 (6.98%) Hibernate
14 68 (6.33%) React
15 57 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC
15 57 (5.31%) JSON
16 55 (5.12%) .NET Framework
17 52 (4.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 145 (13.50%) Computer Science
2 112 (10.43%) Algorithms
3 85 (7.91%) Data Structures
4 50 (4.66%) Embedded Systems
5 44 (4.10%) Fintech
6 38 (3.54%) User Experience
7 33 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
9 22 (2.05%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.49%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.30%) Internet of Things
13 10 (0.93%) Animation
13 10 (0.93%) Device Driver
13 10 (0.93%) PMI
14 8 (0.74%) Blog
14 8 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.74%) Social Media
14 8 (0.74%) Xbox
15 7 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 283 (26.35%) Linux
2 215 (20.02%) Windows
3 50 (4.66%) Android
4 36 (3.35%) Unix
5 20 (1.86%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.68%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.40%) Windows XP
8 12 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
8 12 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.65%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.56%) Solaris
11 6 (0.56%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.37%) VMS
14 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.093%) CentOS
15 1 (0.093%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.093%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1061 (98.79%) Software Engineering
2 453 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
3 242 (22.53%) OO
4 206 (19.18%) TDD
5 198 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
6 172 (16.01%) Scrum
7 159 (14.80%) MVC
8 143 (13.31%) Multithreading
9 121 (11.27%) Automated Testing
10 110 (10.24%) Mentoring
11 106 (9.87%) Unit Testing
12 95 (8.85%) DevOps
13 91 (8.47%) Microservices
14 81 (7.54%) Open Source
15 71 (6.61%) Mathematics
15 71 (6.61%) OOP
16 68 (6.33%) UML
17 66 (6.15%) SDLC
18 65 (6.05%) Pair Programming
19 57 (5.31%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 427 (39.76%) Java
2 406 (37.80%) C#
3 402 (37.43%) C++
4 341 (31.75%) JavaScript
5 325 (30.26%) SQL
6 217 (20.20%) Python
7 203 (18.90%) C
8 85 (7.91%) PHP
9 77 (7.17%) Ruby
10 55 (5.12%) Embedded C
11 43 (4.00%) Scala
12 40 (3.72%) Go
12 40 (3.72%) Perl
13 31 (2.89%) PowerShell
14 27 (2.51%) ES6
15 26 (2.42%) Embedded C++
16 24 (2.23%) Shell Script
17 21 (1.96%) Groovy
18 20 (1.86%) Elixir
19 15 (1.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 235 (21.88%) Degree
2 50 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.93%) PMI Certification
5 9 (0.84%) PhD
6 8 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.47%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (0.37%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.19%) HNC
9 2 (0.19%) HND
10 1 (0.093%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.21%) QA
2 6 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.47%) GCP
4 3 (0.28%) MISRA
5 2 (0.19%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.19%) JTAG
6 1 (0.093%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.093%) Section 508
6 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 48 (4.47%) Docker
2 21 (1.96%) Firmware
3 15 (1.40%) HDFS
4 13 (1.21%) Active Directory
5 12 (1.12%) NFS
6 10 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (0.84%) KVM
8 5 (0.47%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.28%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.093%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.093%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (2.70%) Puppet
2 21 (1.96%) Ansible
3 16 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.12%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.84%) Nagios
6 8 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (0.74%) Mesos
6 8 (0.74%) rkt
7 6 (0.56%) Grafana
7 6 (0.56%) Opsview
7 6 (0.56%) Riemann
8 5 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.28%) Oozie
10 2 (0.19%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.093%) FreeIPA
11 1 (0.093%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.093%) yum
Vendors
1 112 (10.43%) Microsoft
2 73 (6.80%) Oracle
3 26 (2.42%) Google
4 23 (2.14%) Splunk
5 22 (2.05%) Adobe
6 21 (1.96%) Dell
7 16 (1.49%) HP
8 15 (1.40%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.40%) ILOG
8 15 (1.40%) VMware
9 14 (1.30%) Altova
9 14 (1.30%) Zend
10 12 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.74%) Fiorano
11 8 (0.74%) Talend
11 8 (0.74%) WSO2
12 7 (0.65%) Cloudera
12 7 (0.65%) Hortonworks
12 7 (0.65%) Sophos
12 7 (0.65%) Twitter
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: To £50,000 + Bonus / Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Highly competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: Attractive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £64000 per annum + Superb Package , incl Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Metaswitch Networks
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits, Career & Travel
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus(10%), health, pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
London
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum Up to £55K + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + stock options
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago