Period
to 26 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 266 286 364
Rank change year-on-year +20 +78 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 566 1,573 1,464
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.12% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.17% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 521 1,182 1,241
Median annual salary £60,000 £59,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.84% +8.18% +0.92%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £54,559 £51,500
% change year-on-year +0.81% +5.94% +3.00%

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 45,669 134,450 160,759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.76% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37,390 107,009 129,523
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +28 510 £60,000 - 162
UK excluding London +45 413 £55,000 +0.81% 130
North of England +106 151 £52,500 - 31
London +34 146 £80,000 +6.67% 50
South East +19 101 £60,000 +4.35% 31
Yorkshire +166 73 £51,250 -2.38% 5
North West +54 66 £55,000 - 23
Work from Home +37 65 £60,000 -4.00% 31
Midlands +110 55 £55,000 +4.76% 11
East of England +67 35 £55,000 - 23
Scotland +23 35 £53,750 +13.16% 10
East Midlands +112 34 £47,500 - 6
South West +87 28 £52,500 +5.00% 16
West Midlands +59 21 £60,000 +9.09% 5
North East -13 12 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Northern Ireland +31 11 £50,000 - 6
Wales +30 4 £49,750 +9.34% 2

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 564 (99.65%) Software Engineering
2 217 (38.34%) JavaScript
3 208 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
4 197 (34.81%) C#
5 169 (29.86%) .NET
6 156 (27.56%) Java
7 138 (24.38%) C++
8 132 (23.32%) SQL
9 130 (22.97%) TDD
10 128 (22.61%) Docker
11 123 (21.73%) Scrum
12 116 (20.49%) Node.js
13 115 (20.32%) Python
14 113 (19.96%) Degree
15 108 (19.08%) Microservices
16 105 (18.55%) Linux
17 97 (17.14%) C
18 95 (16.78%) AngularJS
19 94 (16.61%) HTML
20 91 (16.08%) Azure
21 90 (15.90%) AWS
21 90 (15.90%) DevOps
22 89 (15.72%) CSS
23 85 (15.02%) React
24 80 (14.13%) Git (software)
25 76 (13.43%) .NET Core
26 75 (13.25%) REST
27 71 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
27 71 (12.54%) Kubernetes
28 70 (12.37%) Finance

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 28 (4.95%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (1.77%) Confluence
3 5 (0.88%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.53%) GeoServer
4 3 (0.53%) IIS
5 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.18%) nginx
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.18%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 91 (16.08%) Azure
2 90 (15.90%) AWS
3 23 (4.06%) SaaS
4 21 (3.71%) GCP
5 18 (3.18%) Serverless
6 9 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (1.24%) npm
7 7 (1.24%) Slack
8 6 (1.06%) GitHub
9 5 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.71%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.35%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.47%) Ethernet
1 14 (2.47%) Skype
2 13 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.59%) Internet
4 6 (1.06%) Network Security
4 6 (1.06%) Wireless
5 5 (0.88%) HTTP
5 5 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.53%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.53%) RS-232
6 3 (0.53%) RS-485
7 2 (0.35%) MQTT
8 1 (0.18%) Modbus
8 1 (0.18%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.18%) MongoDB
3 32 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (5.48%) NoSQL
5 23 (4.06%) MySQL
6 22 (3.89%) Redis
7 14 (2.47%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.12%) Big Data
9 10 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.06%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.71%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (0.71%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.71%) Power BI
13 3 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.53%) GIS
13 3 (0.53%) InterSystems Cache
14 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 1 (0.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 80 (14.13%) Git (software)
2 33 (5.83%) Jenkins
3 27 (4.77%) JIRA
4 22 (3.89%) JUnit
4 22 (3.89%) Subversion
5 16 (2.83%) Visual Studio
6 13 (2.30%) Maven
6 13 (2.30%) NUnit
7 12 (2.12%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.77%) SpecFlow
9 8 (1.41%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.24%) CMake
10 7 (1.24%) git-flow
10 7 (1.24%) webpack
11 6 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.06%) CircleCI
11 6 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.06%) Travis CI
12 5 (0.88%) GoCD
12 5 (0.88%) Grunt
General
1 70 (12.37%) Finance
2 35 (6.18%) Manufacturing
3 22 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.00%) Law
4 17 (3.00%) Retail
5 16 (2.83%) Electronics
6 13 (2.30%) Public Sector
7 11 (1.94%) Marketing
8 9 (1.59%) Banking
8 9 (1.59%) Games
9 8 (1.41%) Back Office
10 7 (1.24%) Automotive
11 5 (0.88%) Police
12 4 (0.71%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.71%) Legal
13 3 (0.53%) Advertising
14 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.35%) Military
14 2 (0.35%) Publishing
15 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (29.86%) .NET
2 116 (20.49%) Node.js
3 95 (16.78%) AngularJS
4 94 (16.61%) HTML
5 89 (15.72%) CSS
6 85 (15.02%) React
7 76 (13.43%) .NET Core
8 75 (13.25%) REST
9 51 (9.01%) Spring
10 47 (8.30%) RESTful
11 37 (6.54%) ASP.NET
12 36 (6.36%) .NET Framework
12 36 (6.36%) HTML5
13 29 (5.12%) Spring Boot
14 27 (4.77%) ASP.NET Web API
15 26 (4.59%) Kafka
15 26 (4.59%) Sass
16 25 (4.42%) Web Services
17 24 (4.24%) RabbitMQ
18 20 (3.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.78%) Algorithms
2 52 (9.19%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (6.54%) Data Structures
4 32 (5.65%) Mobile App
5 26 (4.59%) User Experience
6 22 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (3.00%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
9 12 (2.12%) Device Driver
10 10 (1.77%) Cloud Native
10 10 (1.77%) SIMD
11 9 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.59%) Robotics
11 9 (1.59%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.24%) Wiki
13 6 (1.06%) Internet of Things
13 6 (1.06%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.88%) Equities
14 5 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 105 (18.55%) Linux
2 39 (6.89%) Windows
3 28 (4.95%) Unix
4 19 (3.36%) Android
4 19 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.30%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.71%) CentOS
7 3 (0.53%) Fedora
7 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (99.65%) Software Engineering
2 208 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (22.97%) TDD
4 123 (21.73%) Scrum
5 108 (19.08%) Microservices
6 90 (15.90%) DevOps
7 71 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
8 69 (12.19%) Computer Science
9 68 (12.01%) OO
10 64 (11.31%) Unit Testing
11 63 (11.13%) Test Automation
12 48 (8.48%) BDD
13 44 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
14 42 (7.42%) Mentoring
15 41 (7.24%) Artificial Intelligence
16 40 (7.07%) SDLC
17 37 (6.54%) MVC
18 33 (5.83%) Machine Learning
18 33 (5.83%) Web Development
19 30 (5.30%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 217 (38.34%) JavaScript
2 197 (34.81%) C#
3 156 (27.56%) Java
4 138 (24.38%) C++
5 132 (23.32%) SQL
6 115 (20.32%) Python
7 97 (17.14%) C
8 54 (9.54%) Go
9 51 (9.01%) TypeScript
10 25 (4.42%) PHP
11 21 (3.71%) Scala
12 20 (3.53%) Ruby
13 18 (3.18%) Kotlin
14 17 (3.00%) Embedded C
15 16 (2.83%) Java 8
16 7 (1.24%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.24%) Embedded C++
17 6 (1.06%) Assembly Language
17 6 (1.06%) ES6
17 6 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 113 (19.96%) Degree
2 32 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (3.53%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.83%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.12%) PhD
6 10 (1.77%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.18%) CIW
8 1 (0.18%) ISEB
8 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.60%) QA
2 3 (0.53%) GDPR
3 2 (0.35%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.35%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 128 (22.61%) Docker
2 18 (3.18%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 71 (12.54%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.18%) Terraform
3 12 (2.12%) Ansible
4 4 (0.71%) Puppet
5 2 (0.35%) Grafana
5 2 (0.35%) Kibana
5 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.35%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.18%) MIIS
6 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (6.71%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.24%) Oracle
3 13 (2.30%) Autodesk
4 11 (1.94%) Google
5 9 (1.59%) SAP
6 8 (1.41%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.06%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.53%) Intel
8 3 (0.53%) Plumtree
9 2 (0.35%) Apple
9 2 (0.35%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.35%) Splunk
10 1 (0.18%) Demandware
10 1 (0.18%) EMC
10 1 (0.18%) New Relic
10 1 (0.18%) Roku
10 1 (0.18%) VMware
10 1 (0.18%) Xamarin