Period
to 5 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 July 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 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 278 322 349
Rank change year-on-year +44 +27 +132
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 884 1,480 1,640
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.00% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.05% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 753 1,247 1,382
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +0.92%
10th Percentile £42,000 £38,100 £42,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 74,972 141,263 171,390
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.89% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 60,327 112,784 139,236
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 July 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 July 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 +58 794 £60,000 -4.00% 131
UK excluding London +72 614 £55,000 - 116
London +17 246 £80,000 +6.67% 29
South East +52 191 £58,500 -2.50% 27
North of England +101 174 £55,000 +4.76% 25
North West +58 101 £57,500 +4.55% 19
Work from Home +36 88 £70,000 +12.00% 13
South West +76 70 £56,250 +20.97% 20
Midlands +122 67 £51,250 -2.38% 13
Yorkshire +127 61 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Scotland +28 59 £52,500 +10.53% 10
East of England +46 53 £62,500 +13.64% 17
West Midlands +79 38 £55,000 - 9
East Midlands +87 29 £47,500 - 4
North East +21 12 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Northern Ireland +26 5 £55,000 - 2
Wales +14 4 £50,000 +5.26% 2

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

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 872 (98.64%) Software Engineering
2 335 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
3 323 (36.54%) Java
4 290 (32.81%) JavaScript
5 274 (31.00%) C#
6 230 (26.02%) .NET
7 215 (24.32%) TDD
8 192 (21.72%) C++
9 189 (21.38%) Docker
10 181 (20.48%) Node.js
11 175 (19.80%) SQL
12 174 (19.68%) Microservices
13 173 (19.57%) AWS
14 161 (18.21%) C
15 157 (17.76%) Python
16 156 (17.65%) Degree
17 152 (17.19%) Linux
18 143 (16.18%) Finance
19 142 (16.06%) Git (software)
19 142 (16.06%) React
20 139 (15.72%) Scrum
21 137 (15.50%) DevOps
22 131 (14.82%) Azure
23 129 (14.59%) HTML
24 124 (14.03%) OO
25 122 (13.80%) AngularJS
26 121 (13.69%) Spring
27 119 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
28 118 (13.35%) Mentoring
29 110 (12.44%) Test Automation

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 40 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (1.58%) Confluence
3 11 (1.24%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.02%) IIS
5 7 (0.79%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.45%) Hyperledger
7 3 (0.34%) Apache
8 2 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.23%) Drupal
8 2 (0.23%) nginx
8 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.23%) Tornado
8 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.11%) DataSynapse
9 1 (0.11%) JBoss
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) Simulink
3 1 (0.11%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
1 4 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.11%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 173 (19.57%) AWS
2 131 (14.82%) Azure
3 42 (4.75%) GCP
4 38 (4.30%) Serverless
5 35 (3.96%) SaaS
6 25 (2.83%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (1.70%) GitHub
8 12 (1.36%) Amazon ECS
9 11 (1.24%) PaaS
10 10 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.90%) Slack
12 6 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.57%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.45%) AWS CodePipeline
14 4 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.45%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.45%) Power Platform
15 3 (0.34%) Amazon SageMaker
15 3 (0.34%) AWS Fargate
15 3 (0.34%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.26%) Internet
2 18 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.47%) HTTP
4 12 (1.36%) Skype
5 8 (0.90%) Bluetooth
5 8 (0.90%) WAN
5 8 (0.90%) Wireless
6 7 (0.79%) Ethernet
6 7 (0.79%) VoIP
7 5 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.45%) SMS
9 3 (0.34%) LTE
9 3 (0.34%) MQTT
9 3 (0.34%) RS-232
10 1 (0.11%) DHCP
10 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.11%) Modbus
10 1 (0.11%) RS-485
10 1 (0.11%) VLAN
10 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.24%) NoSQL
2 61 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 48 (5.43%) MySQL
3 48 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
4 42 (4.75%) MongoDB
5 27 (3.05%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.71%) Redis
7 22 (2.49%) Big Data
8 15 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (0.90%) Blockchain
9 8 (0.90%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.57%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.45%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.45%) Power BI
12 3 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.34%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.11%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 142 (16.06%) Git (software)
2 59 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 45 (5.09%) JIRA
4 33 (3.73%) Visual Studio
5 30 (3.39%) Subversion
6 24 (2.71%) Maven
7 21 (2.38%) JUnit
8 18 (2.04%) webpack
9 15 (1.70%) Selenium
10 14 (1.58%) NUnit
11 12 (1.36%) SpecFlow
12 9 (1.02%) Mercurial
13 8 (0.90%) Artifactory
13 8 (0.90%) Jasmine
14 7 (0.79%) CircleCI
14 7 (0.79%) CMake
14 7 (0.79%) Gradle
14 7 (0.79%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (0.79%) Protractor
14 7 (0.79%) SoapUI
General
1 143 (16.18%) Finance
2 55 (6.22%) Manufacturing
3 40 (4.52%) Retail
4 39 (4.41%) Banking
5 32 (3.62%) Telecoms
6 30 (3.39%) Aerospace
7 25 (2.83%) Automotive
7 25 (2.83%) Law
8 23 (2.60%) Electronics
9 20 (2.26%) Games
10 19 (2.15%) Public Sector
11 15 (1.70%) Marketing
12 9 (1.02%) Back Office
13 8 (0.90%) Military
14 6 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.57%) Front Office
15 5 (0.57%) Police
16 4 (0.45%) Advertising
17 2 (0.23%) Legal
18 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (26.02%) .NET
2 181 (20.48%) Node.js
3 142 (16.06%) React
4 129 (14.59%) HTML
5 122 (13.80%) AngularJS
6 121 (13.69%) Spring
7 106 (11.99%) .NET Core
8 104 (11.76%) CSS
9 93 (10.52%) .NET Framework
10 83 (9.39%) REST
11 70 (7.92%) RESTful
12 59 (6.67%) Web Services
13 54 (6.11%) Spring Boot
14 52 (5.88%) ASP.NET
15 45 (5.09%) HTML5
16 30 (3.39%) Sass
17 27 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
17 27 (3.05%) Hibernate
17 27 (3.05%) jQuery
17 27 (3.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.35%) Algorithms
2 62 (7.01%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 31 (3.51%) Data Structures
6 30 (3.39%) User Experience
7 29 (3.28%) Cloud Native
7 29 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
8 26 (2.94%) Robotics
9 18 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.58%) Internet of Things
11 14 (1.58%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.24%) Device Driver
13 10 (1.13%) Virtual Team
14 9 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 9 (1.02%) Management Information System
14 9 (1.02%) Wiki
15 8 (0.90%) Derivative
15 8 (0.90%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 152 (17.19%) Linux
2 84 (9.50%) Windows
3 41 (4.64%) Unix
4 37 (4.19%) Android
5 34 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.15%) Embedded Linux
7 15 (1.70%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.23%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.11%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.11%) SafeRTOS
9 1 (0.11%) Tizen
9 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 872 (98.64%) Software Engineering
2 335 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (24.32%) TDD
4 174 (19.68%) Microservices
5 139 (15.72%) Scrum
6 137 (15.50%) DevOps
7 124 (14.03%) OO
8 119 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
9 118 (13.35%) Mentoring
10 110 (12.44%) Test Automation
11 99 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
12 82 (9.28%) Computer Science
13 81 (9.16%) BDD
14 72 (8.14%) Unit Testing
15 67 (7.58%) SDLC
16 62 (7.01%) MVC
17 60 (6.79%) Fintech
18 53 (6.00%) Machine Learning
18 53 (6.00%) Open Source
18 53 (6.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 323 (36.54%) Java
2 290 (32.81%) JavaScript
3 274 (31.00%) C#
4 192 (21.72%) C++
5 175 (19.80%) SQL
6 161 (18.21%) C
7 157 (17.76%) Python
8 73 (8.26%) TypeScript
9 55 (6.22%) Java 8
10 54 (6.11%) Go
11 44 (4.98%) Ruby
12 36 (4.07%) Kotlin
13 33 (3.73%) Scala
14 25 (2.83%) PHP
15 22 (2.49%) Embedded C
16 19 (2.15%) Apple Swift
16 19 (2.15%) Bash Shell
17 15 (1.70%) T-SQL
18 14 (1.58%) Ada
18 14 (1.58%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 156 (17.65%) Degree
2 38 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.81%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.36%) PhD
6 10 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.45%) HND
8 3 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.66%) QA
2 10 (1.13%) GDPR
3 7 (0.79%) ISO 15022
3 7 (0.79%) ISO 20022
4 6 (0.68%) ISO 26262
5 5 (0.57%) MISRA
6 4 (0.45%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.34%) IEC 62304
7 3 (0.34%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
System Software
1 189 (21.38%) Docker
2 47 (5.32%) Firmware
3 6 (0.68%) vSphere
4 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 100 (11.31%) Kubernetes
2 40 (4.52%) Terraform
3 11 (1.24%) Ansible
4 9 (1.02%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (0.68%) Marathon
5 6 (0.68%) Mesos
6 4 (0.45%) Kibana
6 4 (0.45%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.11%) Grafana
7 1 (0.11%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.11%) Puppet
7 1 (0.11%) SCCM
7 1 (0.11%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.11%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 58 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 27 (3.05%) Google
3 22 (2.49%) Oracle
4 13 (1.47%) Autodesk
5 10 (1.13%) SAP
6 9 (1.02%) Actian
7 7 (0.79%) Sage
8 5 (0.57%) Apple
8 5 (0.57%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.45%) Adobe
9 4 (0.45%) Avaya
9 4 (0.45%) Dynatrace
9 4 (0.45%) Genesys
9 4 (0.45%) TOWER Software
10 3 (0.34%) Cisco
10 3 (0.34%) Perforce
10 3 (0.34%) Plumtree
10 3 (0.34%) VMware
11 2 (0.23%) Intel
11 2 (0.23%) Red Hat