Period
to 25 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £68,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 191 279 294
Rank change year-on-year +88 +15 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 2,398 563 1,555
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 1.15% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 1.21% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 970 471 1,104
10th Percentile £45,000 £43,500 £41,500
25th Percentile £53,813 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £88,750 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £85,000 £90,175
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% -

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 115,266 46,438 130,328
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.22% 95.01% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 79,832 38,881 105,323
10th Percentile £31,764 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,534 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.97% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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 +100 2,156 £70,000 +16.67% 309
London +175 1,288 £85,000 +13.33% 107
UK excluding London -20 930 £58,000 +5.45% 230
Work from Home -15 440 £65,000 +8.33% 75
South East +10 347 £60,000 - 55
North of England -70 223 £55,000 - 60
South West +4 148 £55,000 +4.76% 25
North West -37 131 £55,000 - 38
Scotland -39 88 £50,000 -13.04% 18
Yorkshire -91 81 £56,250 +7.14% 16
Midlands -104 63 £60,000 +14.29% 26
East of England -101 38 £66,250 +20.45% 33
West Midlands -90 34 £60,000 +4.35% 15
East Midlands -84 29 £58,750 +23.68% 11
Wales -33 22 £54,450 +10.00% 8
North East -35 11 £55,000 +23.60% 6
Northern Ireland -54 1 £32,500 -35.00% 5

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

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 2,388 (99.58%) Software Engineering
2 1,279 (53.34%) Agile Software Development
3 998 (41.62%) Java
4 935 (38.99%) AWS
5 872 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 815 (33.99%) React
7 700 (29.19%) Microservices
8 689 (28.73%) Python
9 683 (28.48%) Docker
10 629 (26.23%) DevOps
11 587 (24.48%) Finance
12 577 (24.06%) Node.js
13 567 (23.64%) Kubernetes
14 548 (22.85%) C#
15 538 (22.44%) Full Stack Development
16 510 (21.27%) Mentoring
17 507 (21.14%) TypeScript
18 506 (21.10%) TDD
19 498 (20.77%) Social Skills
20 487 (20.31%) Azure
21 464 (19.35%) .NET
22 459 (19.14%) Computer Science
23 455 (18.97%) Degree
24 420 (17.51%) SQL
25 392 (16.35%) PostgreSQL
26 367 (15.30%) Test Automation
27 353 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
28 352 (14.68%) Git (software)
29 337 (14.05%) Web Services
30 329 (13.72%) Continuous Integration

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
1 119 (4.96%) Elasticsearch
2 63 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 61 (2.54%) Confluence
4 47 (1.96%) Apache
5 39 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
6 24 (1.00%) CMS
7 23 (0.96%) WebLogic
8 22 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
9 20 (0.83%) Apache Airflow
9 20 (0.83%) Apache Pulsar
9 20 (0.83%) ArcGIS
9 20 (0.83%) GeoServer
10 18 (0.75%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.54%) GemFire
12 8 (0.33%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.29%) Magnolia
13 7 (0.29%) nginx
14 6 (0.25%) IIS
14 6 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.13%) Simulink
2 2 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.042%) Figma
Business Applications
1 20 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (0.46%) Magento
2 11 (0.46%) Shopify
3 10 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
4 9 (0.38%) R3 Corda
5 4 (0.17%) Primavera
6 2 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.042%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 935 (38.99%) AWS
2 487 (20.31%) Azure
3 325 (13.55%) GCP
4 311 (12.97%) Serverless
5 165 (6.88%) AWS Lambda
6 155 (6.46%) GitHub
7 147 (6.13%) SaaS
8 91 (3.79%) Amazon S3
9 84 (3.50%) Amazon SQS
10 81 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
11 70 (2.92%) Amazon Kinesis
12 58 (2.42%) Heroku
13 42 (1.75%) AWS Step Functions
14 39 (1.63%) Amazon ECS
14 39 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
15 37 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
16 34 (1.42%) OpenShift
16 34 (1.42%) PaaS
17 32 (1.33%) AWS Fargate
18 28 (1.17%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 104 (4.34%) HTTP
2 33 (1.38%) Internet
3 32 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.21%) Kerberos
5 22 (0.92%) Broadband
6 11 (0.46%) Bluetooth
6 11 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (0.46%) Wireless
7 10 (0.42%) Ethernet
8 8 (0.33%) MQTT
9 7 (0.29%) 5G
9 7 (0.29%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.29%) ZigBee
10 6 (0.25%) VPN
10 6 (0.25%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.21%) IPsec
11 5 (0.21%) NFC
11 5 (0.21%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
11 5 (0.21%) PPP
11 5 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (16.35%) PostgreSQL
2 237 (9.88%) NoSQL
3 214 (8.92%) MySQL
4 205 (8.55%) Relational Database
5 203 (8.47%) SQL Server
6 200 (8.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 183 (7.63%) Redis
8 177 (7.38%) MongoDB
9 128 (5.34%) Big Data
10 70 (2.92%) Amazon Aurora
11 58 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
12 48 (2.00%) Hadoop
13 47 (1.96%) MariaDB
14 46 (1.92%) RDBMS
15 41 (1.71%) HBase
16 31 (1.29%) SQLite
17 30 (1.25%) Blockchain
18 26 (1.08%) Oracle Database
19 23 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
20 22 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 352 (14.68%) Git (software)
2 329 (13.72%) Jenkins
3 99 (4.13%) JIRA
4 63 (2.63%) TeamCity
5 58 (2.42%) JUnit
6 57 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 55 (2.29%) Cypress.io
8 51 (2.13%) webpack
9 50 (2.09%) GitLab
10 46 (1.92%) Subversion
11 42 (1.75%) Maven
12 36 (1.50%) Gradle
13 35 (1.46%) Visual Studio
14 33 (1.38%) Babel
14 33 (1.38%) gulp
14 33 (1.38%) Mockito
15 29 (1.21%) git-flow
16 27 (1.13%) Cucumber
17 24 (1.00%) CircleCI
18 22 (0.92%) Selenium
General
1 587 (24.48%) Finance
2 498 (20.77%) Social Skills
3 192 (8.01%) Banking
4 174 (7.26%) Games
5 142 (5.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 112 (4.67%) Retail
7 88 (3.67%) Marketing
8 85 (3.54%) Legal
9 80 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
10 77 (3.21%) Law
11 57 (2.38%) Manufacturing
12 48 (2.00%) Electronics
13 47 (1.96%) Presentation Skills
14 45 (1.88%) Public Sector
15 43 (1.79%) Publishing
16 40 (1.67%) Telecoms
17 39 (1.63%) Billing
18 36 (1.50%) Front Office
19 31 (1.29%) Financial Institution
20 26 (1.08%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 815 (33.99%) React
2 577 (24.06%) Node.js
3 464 (19.35%) .NET
4 337 (14.05%) Web Services
5 314 (13.09%) AngularJS
6 312 (13.01%) Kafka
7 308 (12.84%) REST
8 286 (11.93%) GraphQL
9 275 (11.47%) .NET Core
10 274 (11.43%) Spring
11 271 (11.30%) CSS
12 249 (10.38%) RESTful
13 234 (9.76%) HTML
14 171 (7.13%) Spring Boot
15 160 (6.67%) .NET Framework
16 153 (6.38%) Vue.js
17 130 (5.42%) RabbitMQ
18 124 (5.17%) JSON
19 116 (4.84%) Redux
20 112 (4.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 231 (9.63%) User Experience
2 194 (8.09%) Algorithms
3 127 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
4 104 (4.34%) Mobile App
5 90 (3.75%) Data Structures
6 89 (3.71%) Cloud Native
7 82 (3.42%) Virtual Team
8 81 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
9 71 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
10 66 (2.75%) Derivative
11 64 (2.67%) Blog
12 61 (2.54%) Legacy Code
13 45 (1.88%) Legacy Systems
14 38 (1.58%) Public Cloud
15 36 (1.50%) Cyberattack
16 34 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
17 32 (1.33%) Fixed Income
18 29 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
19 27 (1.13%) Hedge funds
20 23 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 328 (13.68%) Linux
2 120 (5.00%) Unix
3 106 (4.42%) Android
4 93 (3.88%) Apple iOS
5 84 (3.50%) Windows
6 40 (1.67%) CentOS
7 34 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
9 25 (1.04%) Ubuntu
10 21 (0.88%) Solaris
11 7 (0.29%) VxWorks
12 6 (0.25%) Windows Server
13 5 (0.21%) Debian
13 5 (0.21%) FreeRTOS
13 5 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.083%) ThreadX
14 2 (0.083%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.042%) OpenWrt
15 1 (0.042%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,388 (99.58%) Software Engineering
2 1,279 (53.34%) Agile Software Development
3 700 (29.19%) Microservices
4 629 (26.23%) DevOps
5 538 (22.44%) Full Stack Development
6 510 (21.27%) Mentoring
7 506 (21.10%) TDD
8 459 (19.14%) Computer Science
9 367 (15.30%) Test Automation
10 353 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
11 329 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
12 320 (13.34%) OO
13 297 (12.39%) Scrum
14 262 (10.93%) Continuous Improvement
15 254 (10.59%) Machine Learning
16 237 (9.88%) Fintech
17 236 (9.84%) Unit Testing
18 222 (9.26%) SDLC
19 207 (8.63%) OOP
20 185 (7.71%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 998 (41.62%) Java
2 872 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 689 (28.73%) Python
4 548 (22.85%) C#
5 507 (21.14%) TypeScript
6 420 (17.51%) SQL
7 322 (13.43%) C++
8 247 (10.30%) Go
9 213 (8.88%) C
10 179 (7.46%) Kotlin
11 175 (7.30%) Ruby
12 174 (7.26%) Scala
13 99 (4.13%) PHP
14 79 (3.29%) ES6
15 68 (2.84%) Java 8
16 61 (2.54%) Elixir
17 51 (2.13%) Rust
17 51 (2.13%) Shell Script
18 44 (1.83%) Clojure
19 40 (1.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 455 (18.97%) Degree
2 172 (7.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 65 (2.71%) Security Cleared
4 49 (2.04%) HND
5 40 (1.67%) Master's Degree
6 25 (1.04%) PhD
7 21 (0.88%) AWS Certification
8 17 (0.71%) SC Cleared
9 11 (0.46%) OCP
9 11 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.21%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.083%) CITP
13 1 (0.042%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.042%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (6.17%) QA
2 44 (1.83%) Accessibility
3 20 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.46%) PSD2
4 11 (0.46%) SLA
5 8 (0.33%) ISO 13485
6 6 (0.25%) GDPR
7 4 (0.17%) IEC 62304
7 4 (0.17%) SEPA
8 3 (0.13%) DICOM
9 2 (0.083%) MISRA
9 2 (0.083%) WCAG
10 1 (0.042%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.042%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.042%) JTAG
System Software
1 683 (28.48%) Docker
2 16 (0.67%) Firmware
2 16 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.46%) HDFS
3 11 (0.46%) ISA Server
4 6 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.083%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.083%) NFS
6 2 (0.083%) Samba
7 1 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.042%) vSphere
7 1 (0.042%) Xen
Systems Management
1 567 (23.64%) Kubernetes
2 312 (13.01%) Terraform
3 155 (6.46%) Ansible
4 83 (3.46%) Prometheus
5 63 (2.63%) Grafana
6 43 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (0.63%) Puppet
8 14 (0.58%) Graphite
9 11 (0.46%) Argo
9 11 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (0.33%) Apache Brooklyn
11 4 (0.17%) Istio
11 4 (0.17%) Packer
12 3 (0.13%) Kibana
13 2 (0.083%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.083%) HP Fortify
13 2 (0.083%) Kustomize
14 1 (0.042%) IBM BigFix
14 1 (0.042%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.042%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 171 (7.13%) Google
2 129 (5.38%) Microsoft
3 108 (4.50%) Oracle
4 57 (2.38%) Samsung
5 49 (2.04%) Xamarin
6 37 (1.54%) Red Hat
7 31 (1.29%) Apple
8 29 (1.21%) VMware
9 23 (0.96%) SAP
10 22 (0.92%) Splunk
11 21 (0.88%) BT
11 21 (0.88%) New Relic
12 17 (0.71%) LexisNexis
13 16 (0.67%) IBM
14 14 (0.58%) Cadence
14 14 (0.58%) Okta
15 13 (0.54%) YouTube
16 11 (0.46%) Instagram
17 10 (0.42%) Twitter
18 7 (0.29%) GoldenSource