Period
to 5 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 273 303 338
Rank change year-on-year +30 +35 +126
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,363 1,621 1,680
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.09% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.13% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,161 1,352 1,466
Median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,000 £38,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 111,151 143,157 171,005
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.98% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 89,147 114,205 140,245
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 +40 1,211 £62,500 - 240
UK excluding London +43 882 £55,000 - 192
London +54 454 £77,500 +10.31% 65
South East +43 312 £55,000 -12.00% 54
North of England +86 192 £57,500 +9.52% 30
North West +49 126 £57,500 +4.55% 16
Work from Home -18 122 £70,000 +12.00% 25
Scotland +28 96 £51,250 +2.50% 10
South West -57 96 £57,500 +15.00% 26
East of England +57 89 £62,500 +13.64% 32
Midlands +66 70 £52,500 +5.00% 33
Yorkshire +74 57 £56,500 +25.56% 8
West Midlands +66 47 £50,000 - 23
East Midlands +32 23 £52,500 +3.96% 10
Wales -28 20 £42,000 -16.00% 7
Northern Ireland +29 10 £55,000 -
North East +5 9 £42,500 -19.05% 6

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

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 1,349 (98.97%) Software Engineering
2 616 (45.19%) Agile Software Development
3 596 (43.73%) Java
4 413 (30.30%) JavaScript
5 388 (28.47%) C#
6 345 (25.31%) AWS
7 328 (24.06%) .NET
8 324 (23.77%) C++
9 310 (22.74%) Microservices
10 305 (22.38%) Docker
11 279 (20.47%) TDD
12 277 (20.32%) Linux
13 271 (19.88%) Git (software)
14 266 (19.52%) SQL
15 263 (19.30%) Python
16 245 (17.98%) C
17 244 (17.90%) DevOps
18 230 (16.87%) Spring
19 228 (16.73%) Mentoring
20 224 (16.43%) Node.js
21 223 (16.36%) Finance
22 219 (16.07%) Degree
23 209 (15.33%) Kubernetes
24 204 (14.97%) Test Automation
25 202 (14.82%) Azure
26 189 (13.87%) Scrum
27 182 (13.35%) AngularJS
28 181 (13.28%) Problem-Solving
29 178 (13.06%) OO
30 176 (12.91%) React

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 53 (3.89%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (1.83%) Tomcat
3 18 (1.32%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.25%) IIS
5 16 (1.17%) Confluence
6 15 (1.10%) WordPress
7 11 (0.81%) JBoss
8 8 (0.59%) Jetty
8 8 (0.59%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.51%) Apache
9 7 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.37%) CMS
12 4 (0.29%) Hyperledger
12 4 (0.29%) nginx
12 4 (0.29%) Tornado
13 2 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.15%) Drupal
13 2 (0.15%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.073%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 12 (0.88%) MS Visio
1 12 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
2 10 (0.73%) Simulink
3 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.073%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.073%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 18 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.44%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.37%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.37%) Sage 50
4 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.073%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 345 (25.31%) AWS
2 202 (14.82%) Azure
3 94 (6.90%) Serverless
4 82 (6.02%) GCP
5 71 (5.21%) AWS Lambda
6 55 (4.04%) SaaS
7 49 (3.60%) Amazon SQS
8 48 (3.52%) Amazon ECS
8 48 (3.52%) OpenShift
9 39 (2.86%) Amazon S3
10 38 (2.79%) GitHub
11 34 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (1.17%) PaaS
14 15 (1.10%) Amazon SageMaker
15 11 (0.81%) Power Platform
16 5 (0.37%) CloudFront
16 5 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
17 4 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
17 4 (0.29%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.76%) Wireless
2 21 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 20 (1.47%) HTTP
4 16 (1.17%) Internet
4 16 (1.17%) VoIP
5 10 (0.73%) SMS
5 10 (0.73%) WAN
6 8 (0.59%) LTE
6 8 (0.59%) RTP
7 6 (0.44%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.37%) 4G
8 5 (0.37%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.37%) Broadband
8 5 (0.37%) DSL
8 5 (0.37%) Modbus
9 3 (0.22%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.22%) RS-232
10 2 (0.15%) Skype
10 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (8.14%) NoSQL
2 107 (7.85%) SQL Server
3 76 (5.58%) MySQL
4 56 (4.11%) Amazon RDS
4 56 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
5 52 (3.82%) Relational Database
6 51 (3.74%) Big Data
6 51 (3.74%) MongoDB
7 45 (3.30%) Redis
8 25 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
9 19 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 19 (1.39%) Hadoop
10 15 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.03%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.73%) Cosmos DB
13 9 (0.66%) Power BI
14 7 (0.51%) Apache Hive
14 7 (0.51%) Neo4j
15 6 (0.44%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.44%) HBase
Development Applications
1 271 (19.88%) Git (software)
2 104 (7.63%) Jenkins
3 57 (4.18%) JIRA
4 42 (3.08%) Subversion
5 33 (2.42%) JUnit
5 33 (2.42%) Visual Studio
6 31 (2.27%) GitLab
7 29 (2.13%) Maven
8 26 (1.91%) Selenium
9 24 (1.76%) Artifactory
10 20 (1.47%) WebDriver
11 16 (1.17%) Eclipse
11 16 (1.17%) MSTest
11 16 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 16 (1.17%) webpack
12 15 (1.10%) Gradle
12 15 (1.10%) PhantomJS
13 13 (0.95%) Gatling
13 13 (0.95%) Mockito
13 13 (0.95%) SoapUI
General
1 223 (16.36%) Finance
2 94 (6.90%) Banking
3 55 (4.04%) Manufacturing
4 51 (3.74%) Aerospace
5 47 (3.45%) Automotive
6 43 (3.15%) Public Sector
7 36 (2.64%) Retail
7 36 (2.64%) Telecoms
8 32 (2.35%) Front Office
9 30 (2.20%) Electronics
9 30 (2.20%) Games
10 22 (1.61%) Military
11 18 (1.32%) Marketing
12 14 (1.03%) Law
13 11 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.59%) Advertising
14 8 (0.59%) Back Office
15 5 (0.37%) Legal
16 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (24.06%) .NET
2 230 (16.87%) Spring
3 224 (16.43%) Node.js
4 182 (13.35%) AngularJS
5 176 (12.91%) React
6 174 (12.77%) HTML
7 155 (11.37%) RESTful
8 146 (10.71%) CSS
9 135 (9.90%) REST
10 134 (9.83%) Web Services
11 122 (8.95%) .NET Framework
12 117 (8.58%) .NET Core
13 106 (7.78%) Spring Boot
14 95 (6.97%) ASP.NET
15 72 (5.28%) HTML5
16 64 (4.70%) ASP.NET Web API
17 62 (4.55%) Kafka
18 55 (4.04%) SOAP
18 55 (4.04%) XML
19 50 (3.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 119 (8.73%) Algorithms
2 110 (8.07%) Greenfield Project
3 59 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (3.45%) Robotics
5 45 (3.30%) Cloud Native
6 38 (2.79%) Embedded Systems
7 36 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (2.27%) Data Structures
8 31 (2.27%) User Experience
9 30 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (1.91%) Fixed Income
11 22 (1.61%) Mobile App
12 21 (1.54%) Public Cloud
13 16 (1.17%) Management Information System
14 14 (1.03%) CAN bus
15 13 (0.95%) Derivative
15 13 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
16 12 (0.88%) Device Driver
17 11 (0.81%) Equities
18 10 (0.73%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 277 (20.32%) Linux
2 170 (12.47%) Windows
3 81 (5.94%) Unix
4 53 (3.89%) Android
5 47 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 39 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
7 37 (2.71%) Mac OS X
8 11 (0.81%) VxWorks
9 3 (0.22%) FreeRTOS
9 3 (0.22%) SafeRTOS
10 2 (0.15%) CentOS
10 2 (0.15%) Fedora
10 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.15%) Tizen
11 1 (0.073%) AIX
11 1 (0.073%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.073%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,349 (98.97%) Software Engineering
2 616 (45.19%) Agile Software Development
3 310 (22.74%) Microservices
4 279 (20.47%) TDD
5 244 (17.90%) DevOps
6 228 (16.73%) Mentoring
7 204 (14.97%) Test Automation
8 189 (13.87%) Scrum
9 181 (13.28%) Problem-Solving
10 178 (13.06%) OO
11 161 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
12 135 (9.90%) Unit Testing
13 124 (9.10%) Open Source
14 122 (8.95%) Computer Science
15 110 (8.07%) SDLC
16 109 (8.00%) Fintech
17 105 (7.70%) MVC
18 92 (6.75%) Continuous Delivery
19 91 (6.68%) Machine Learning
20 87 (6.38%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 596 (43.73%) Java
2 413 (30.30%) JavaScript
3 388 (28.47%) C#
4 324 (23.77%) C++
5 266 (19.52%) SQL
6 263 (19.30%) Python
7 245 (17.98%) C
8 107 (7.85%) TypeScript
9 105 (7.70%) Java 8
10 71 (5.21%) Kotlin
11 69 (5.06%) Ruby
11 69 (5.06%) Scala
12 63 (4.62%) Go
13 48 (3.52%) PHP
14 45 (3.30%) Embedded C
15 41 (3.01%) T-SQL
16 33 (2.42%) Apple Swift
16 33 (2.42%) MATLAB
17 29 (2.13%) Ada
18 25 (1.83%) ES6
Qualifications
1 219 (16.07%) Degree
2 44 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 13 (0.95%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.29%) HND
6 3 (0.22%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.22%) MCSD
6 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.15%) CISMP
7 2 (0.15%) CISSP
7 2 (0.15%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.15%) PhD
8 1 (0.073%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.073%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.073%) MCIPD
8 1 (0.073%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.62%) QA
2 18 (1.32%) GDPR
3 7 (0.51%) ISO 15022
3 7 (0.51%) ISO 20022
4 5 (0.37%) IEC 61508
4 5 (0.37%) ISO 26262
4 5 (0.37%) MISRA
5 3 (0.22%) IEC 62304
5 3 (0.22%) ISO 13485
5 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.15%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.073%) MISRA C
System Software
1 305 (22.38%) Docker
2 48 (3.52%) Firmware
3 6 (0.44%) vSphere
4 2 (0.15%) Varnish
4 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.073%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.073%) Xen
5 1 (0.073%) zsh
Systems Management
1 209 (15.33%) Kubernetes
2 96 (7.04%) Terraform
3 25 (1.83%) Ansible
4 19 (1.39%) Marathon
4 19 (1.39%) Mesos
5 17 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
6 13 (0.95%) Kibana
7 11 (0.81%) Puppet
8 8 (0.59%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.44%) Oozie
9 6 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.37%) Rancher
11 4 (0.29%) Grafana
11 4 (0.29%) Wonderware InTouch
12 1 (0.073%) Ganglia
12 1 (0.073%) IBM BigFix
12 1 (0.073%) Packer
12 1 (0.073%) SCCM
12 1 (0.073%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 109 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 73 (5.36%) Google
3 47 (3.45%) Oracle
4 45 (3.30%) WorldPay
5 40 (2.93%) FIS
6 19 (1.39%) Sage
7 17 (1.25%) Perforce
8 11 (0.81%) Actian
8 11 (0.81%) Apple
9 10 (0.73%) Avaya
9 10 (0.73%) Genesys
9 10 (0.73%) TOWER Software
10 9 (0.66%) Dynatrace
10 9 (0.66%) Green Hills
11 7 (0.51%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.44%) Adobe
13 5 (0.37%) Autodesk
13 5 (0.37%) Facebook
13 5 (0.37%) IBM
13 5 (0.37%) Xero