Period
to 25 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 312 333 466
Rank change year-on-year +21 +133 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,565 1,639 1,051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.93% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.96% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,168 1,334 905
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £35,250 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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 142,649 170,674 164,382
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 113,432 139,623 136,465
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 +4 1,327 £62,500 +13.64% 282
UK excluding London +23 1,026 £55,000 +4.76% 241
London +22 445 £72,500 +3.57% 79
South East +2 336 £62,500 +13.64% 44
South West +40 203 £50,000 - 37
North of England -1 182 £52,750 +5.50% 34
North West +33 136 £55,000 +10.00% 19
Scotland +58 114 £47,500 -7.32% 26
East of England -7 98 £55,000 -2.65% 62
Midlands +17 56 £48,500 -4.90% 26
Wales +48 36 £50,000 +1.96% 9
West Midlands +5 36 £50,000 -4.76% 23
Yorkshire 0 36 £45,000 -10.00% 8
East Midlands +39 20 £48,500 -3.00% 3
North East +11 10 £48,750 +8.33% 7
Northern Ireland -31 2 - - 3

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 1,513 (96.68%) Software Engineering
2 767 (49.01%) Java
3 763 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
4 722 (46.13%) C#
5 554 (35.40%) JavaScript
6 521 (33.29%) C++
7 471 (30.10%) .NET
8 441 (28.18%) Linux
9 418 (26.71%) HTML
10 402 (25.69%) Amazon AWS
11 381 (24.35%) CSS
12 364 (23.26%) Python
13 363 (23.19%) SQL
14 333 (21.28%) Microservices
15 331 (21.15%) OO
16 310 (19.81%) AngularJS
17 294 (18.79%) Mentoring
17 294 (18.79%) Degree
18 270 (17.25%) TDD
19 268 (17.12%) Docker
20 263 (16.81%) C
21 256 (16.36%) Web Services
22 229 (14.63%) MVC
23 228 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
24 227 (14.50%) ASP.NET
25 225 (14.38%) Windows
26 223 (14.25%) RESTful
27 216 (13.80%) Computer Science
27 216 (13.80%) Scrum
28 206 (13.16%) SQL Server

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
1 114 (7.28%) Apache
2 80 (5.11%) Elasticsearch
3 48 (3.07%) Apache Spark
4 32 (2.04%) Confluence
5 25 (1.60%) JBoss
6 18 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.02%) CMS
8 13 (0.83%) IIS
9 12 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (0.70%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (0.64%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.58%) nginx
13 7 (0.45%) Apache TomEE
14 6 (0.38%) Hyperledger
15 5 (0.32%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.32%) Ethereum
16 4 (0.26%) Apache Pig
16 4 (0.26%) NServiceBus
17 3 (0.19%) WildFly
Applications
1 88 (5.62%) Chatbot
2 6 (0.38%) Maple
3 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.064%) Simulink
4 1 (0.064%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.13%) Shopify
4 1 (0.064%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.064%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 402 (25.69%) Amazon AWS
2 228 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (8.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 115 (7.35%) SaaS
5 100 (6.39%) Cloud Computing
6 69 (4.41%) npm
7 62 (3.96%) IBM Cloud
8 53 (3.39%) Serverless
9 44 (2.81%) GitHub
10 34 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
11 30 (1.92%) Amazon S3
12 26 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
12 26 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
13 20 (1.28%) Apigee
14 15 (0.96%) Slack
15 11 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 11 (0.70%) PaaS
16 7 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
16 7 (0.45%) OpenShift
17 6 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.17%) Internet
2 28 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 22 (1.41%) Broadband
4 17 (1.09%) Modbus
5 16 (1.02%) RS-485
6 15 (0.96%) HTTP
7 12 (0.77%) Wireless
8 11 (0.70%) GSM
9 9 (0.58%) Ethernet
10 8 (0.51%) ZigBee
11 7 (0.45%) MQTT
12 6 (0.38%) VPN
12 6 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.32%) RTP
14 4 (0.26%) Network Security
14 4 (0.26%) VoIP
15 3 (0.19%) 4G
15 3 (0.19%) AMQP
15 3 (0.19%) RS-232
16 2 (0.13%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 187 (11.95%) PostgreSQL
3 183 (11.69%) Big Data
4 182 (11.63%) MySQL
5 132 (8.43%) NoSQL
6 117 (7.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 92 (5.88%) MongoDB
8 78 (4.98%) Relational Database
9 61 (3.90%) Hadoop
10 39 (2.49%) Redis
11 36 (2.30%) Amazon Redshift
12 30 (1.92%) Data Mining
13 29 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
14 24 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
15 22 (1.41%) RDBMS
16 16 (1.02%) Neo4j
17 12 (0.77%) HBase
18 11 (0.70%) DB2
19 8 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
20 7 (0.45%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 189 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 97 (6.20%) Eclipse
3 87 (5.56%) Eclipse RCP
4 86 (5.50%) Jenkins
5 71 (4.54%) Visual Studio
5 71 (4.54%) webpack
6 64 (4.09%) gulp
7 62 (3.96%) Maven
7 62 (3.96%) Subversion
8 60 (3.83%) Babel
9 55 (3.51%) JUnit
10 54 (3.45%) Selenium
11 50 (3.19%) JIRA
12 29 (1.85%) Cucumber
12 29 (1.85%) Mercurial
13 27 (1.73%) Gradle
14 26 (1.66%) Gatling
15 25 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (1.34%) JMeter
17 19 (1.21%) GitLab
General
1 138 (8.82%) Finance
2 64 (4.09%) Retail
3 63 (4.03%) Electronics
4 61 (3.90%) Marketing
5 56 (3.58%) Manufacturing
6 43 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 36 (2.30%) Banking
8 35 (2.24%) Aerospace
9 27 (1.73%) Advertising
10 24 (1.53%) Games
11 17 (1.09%) Automotive
12 16 (1.02%) Military
13 15 (0.96%) Publishing
14 12 (0.77%) Law
14 12 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.64%) Avionics
16 9 (0.58%) Legal
17 8 (0.51%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.38%) Front Office
19 4 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 471 (30.10%) .NET
2 418 (26.71%) HTML
3 381 (24.35%) CSS
4 310 (19.81%) AngularJS
5 256 (16.36%) Web Services
6 227 (14.50%) ASP.NET
7 223 (14.25%) RESTful
8 183 (11.69%) Node.js
9 171 (10.93%) Spring
10 164 (10.48%) React
11 157 (10.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 123 (7.86%) REST
13 105 (6.71%) JSP
13 105 (6.71%) Middleware
14 89 (5.69%) JSON
15 82 (5.24%) HTML5
16 68 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
17 65 (4.15%) Kafka
18 64 (4.09%) Spring Boot
19 63 (4.03%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.28%) Algorithms
2 89 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
3 77 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (4.28%) Data Structures
4 67 (4.28%) Fintech
5 61 (3.90%) Device Driver
6 47 (3.00%) User Experience
7 45 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
8 43 (2.75%) Mobile App
9 27 (1.73%) Robotics
10 26 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.53%) Client/Server
12 19 (1.21%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.15%) Cloud Native
13 18 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
14 17 (1.09%) CAN bus
15 14 (0.89%) Life Science
15 14 (0.89%) Tandem
16 13 (0.83%) Blog
17 11 (0.70%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 441 (28.18%) Linux
2 225 (14.38%) Windows
3 54 (3.45%) Unix
4 44 (2.81%) Android
5 31 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.09%) FreeRTOS
7 15 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (0.58%) Solaris
9 7 (0.45%) CentOS
9 7 (0.45%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.38%) AIX
10 6 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (0.32%) SmartOS
12 4 (0.26%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.19%) SUSE
14 1 (0.064%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,513 (96.68%) Software Engineering
2 763 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
3 333 (21.28%) Microservices
4 331 (21.15%) OO
5 294 (18.79%) Mentoring
6 270 (17.25%) TDD
7 229 (14.63%) MVC
8 216 (13.80%) Computer Science
8 216 (13.80%) Scrum
9 200 (12.78%) SDLC
10 195 (12.46%) Continuous Delivery
10 195 (12.46%) Test Automation
11 191 (12.20%) DevOps
12 190 (12.14%) Machine Learning
13 188 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
14 148 (9.46%) Unit Testing
15 147 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
16 141 (9.01%) Analytics
17 140 (8.95%) Coaching
18 137 (8.75%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 767 (49.01%) Java
2 722 (46.13%) C#
3 554 (35.40%) JavaScript
4 521 (33.29%) C++
5 364 (23.26%) Python
6 363 (23.19%) SQL
7 263 (16.81%) C
8 142 (9.07%) TypeScript
9 84 (5.37%) PHP
10 69 (4.41%) Scala
11 61 (3.90%) Objective-C
12 60 (3.83%) Go
12 60 (3.83%) Java 8
13 45 (2.88%) Ruby
14 34 (2.17%) ES6
15 25 (1.60%) Embedded C
16 23 (1.47%) MATLAB
17 17 (1.09%) PowerShell
17 17 (1.09%) T-SQL
18 16 (1.02%) JSX
Qualifications
1 294 (18.79%) Degree
2 86 (5.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (2.49%) Security Cleared
4 37 (2.36%) Numerate Degree
5 32 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 15 (0.96%) Chartered Engineer
6 15 (0.96%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.51%) PhD
8 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.19%) HND
9 3 (0.19%) MPhil
10 2 (0.13%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.21%) QA
2 13 (0.83%) PSD2
3 6 (0.38%) JTAG
4 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.26%) GDPR
6 3 (0.19%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.064%) ARP4754
8 1 (0.064%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.064%) MISRA
System Software
1 268 (17.12%) Docker
2 32 (2.04%) Firmware
3 11 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.26%) etcd
4 4 (0.26%) HDFS
5 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.064%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.064%) Varnish
6 1 (0.064%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.064%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 98 (6.26%) Kubernetes
2 97 (6.20%) Ansible
3 80 (5.11%) Puppet
4 70 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
5 59 (3.77%) Terraform
6 16 (1.02%) Mesos
7 12 (0.77%) Kibana
8 9 (0.58%) Marathon
9 5 (0.32%) Graphite
10 4 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.26%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.13%) logstash
12 1 (0.064%) Consul
12 1 (0.064%) Ganglia
12 1 (0.064%) Istio
12 1 (0.064%) Packer
Vendors
1 129 (8.24%) Google
2 99 (6.33%) Microsoft
3 94 (6.01%) Oracle
4 72 (4.60%) IBM
5 19 (1.21%) WorldPay
6 17 (1.09%) Cadence
7 15 (0.96%) Adobe
8 14 (0.89%) SAP
9 11 (0.70%) SaltStack
10 10 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.51%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.45%) Canon
12 7 (0.45%) ForgeRock
13 5 (0.32%) Sybase
14 4 (0.26%) Apple
14 4 (0.26%) Charles River
14 4 (0.26%) Informatica
14 4 (0.26%) Tableau
14 4 (0.26%) Teradata
15 3 (0.19%) Facebook