The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 439 501 465
Rank change year-on-year +62 -36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 524 512 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.52% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.54% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 462 421 493
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 481 £55,000 +1.38% 107
London -2 137 £68,750 +5.76% 27
South East -8 88 £55,000 +10.00% 28
South West +21 63 £45,000 - 13
East of England +3 59 £51,000 +2.00% 16
North West -9 57 £50,000 +5.26% 10
Yorkshire +54 54 £60,000 +14.28% 9
Manchester -1 47 £52,500 +10.52% 9
Cambridgeshire -14 43 £51,750 -5.90% 12
West Yorkshire +47 32 £52,500 +23.52% 7
Cambridge -5 31 £52,500 -11.01% 7
City of London +26 30 £67,500 +8.00% 5
Leeds - 30 £52,500 - 6
Scotland +17 26 £50,000 - 12
Berkshire +30 23 £55,000 -4.34% 9
Hampshire +25 20 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Somerset +12 20 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Dorset +3 18 £40,000 -5.88% 3
West Midlands +8 15 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Surrey +48 14 £49,000 +8.88% 3
Reading +31 13 £55,000 - 4
Oxfordshire +3 13 £60,000 +9.09% 6
Bath 0 13 £45,500 +13.75% 1
North Yorkshire - 12 £60,000 - 1
Wales +16 11 £49,039 +3.23% 2
Southampton +23 10 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Dundee +1 10 £54,500 +11.79%
Peterborough 0 10 £50,750 +1.50% 4
Edinburgh -5 10 £47,500 -5.00% 10
West Sussex -14 10 £47,500 +5.55% 3

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1031 (98.75%) Software Engineering
2 438 (41.95%) Java
3 436 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
4 414 (39.66%) C#
5 373 (35.73%) C++
6 300 (28.74%) SQL
7 286 (27.39%) JavaScript
8 274 (26.25%) .NET
9 265 (25.38%) OO
10 256 (24.52%) Degree
11 212 (20.31%) Linux
11 212 (20.31%) C
12 204 (19.54%) TDD
13 200 (19.16%) Windows
14 194 (18.58%) Continuous Integration
15 193 (18.49%) Git (software)
15 193 (18.49%) HTML
16 180 (17.24%) Scrum
17 173 (16.57%) NoSQL
18 165 (15.80%) Test Automation
19 159 (15.23%) MVC
20 150 (14.37%) CSS
20 150 (14.37%) Multithreading
21 146 (13.98%) Python
22 145 (13.89%) SQL Server
23 133 (12.74%) Subversion
24 132 (12.64%) AngularJS
25 127 (12.16%) ASP.NET
26 124 (11.88%) Computer Science
27 120 (11.49%) Visual Studio

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 55 (5.27%) Tomcat
2 40 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (2.97%) JBoss
4 25 (2.39%) Apache
5 22 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 20 (1.92%) IIS
7 18 (1.72%) Apache Spark
8 17 (1.63%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.15%) Jetty
9 12 (1.15%) nginx
10 11 (1.05%) SharePoint
11 8 (0.77%) Confluence
11 8 (0.77%) Mule
11 8 (0.77%) Mule ESB
12 7 (0.67%) GlassFish
12 7 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.57%) CMS
14 5 (0.48%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.38%) Anypoint
Applications
1 30 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.34%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.096%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.29%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.096%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 120 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.87%) SaaS
4 15 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (1.34%) iTunes
6 12 (1.15%) Office 365
7 10 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.77%) Google Play
8 8 (0.77%) Heroku
9 6 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.38%) GitHub
12 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.19%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.19%) Route 53
14 1 (0.096%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.74%) HTTP
1 39 (3.74%) TCP/IP
2 19 (1.82%) Wireless
3 18 (1.72%) Internet
4 13 (1.25%) DNS
5 11 (1.05%) 3G
5 11 (1.05%) GSM
6 10 (0.96%) Bluetooth
7 8 (0.77%) Network Security
7 8 (0.77%) RS-232
8 7 (0.67%) 4G
8 7 (0.67%) Firewall
8 7 (0.67%) LDAP
8 7 (0.67%) OpenFlow
9 6 (0.57%) 802.11
9 6 (0.57%) Broadband
9 6 (0.57%) SNMP
10 5 (0.48%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.48%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.38%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (16.57%) NoSQL
2 145 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 85 (8.14%) MongoDB
4 82 (7.85%) MySQL
5 58 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (3.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 38 (3.64%) Relational Database
8 31 (2.97%) Big Data
9 27 (2.59%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.72%) Blockchain
11 17 (1.63%) Redis
12 14 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (1.25%) Oracle Database
13 13 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.15%) InterSystems Cache
14 12 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.96%) GIS
15 10 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 193 (18.49%) Git (software)
2 133 (12.74%) Subversion
3 120 (11.49%) Visual Studio
4 77 (7.38%) Mercurial
5 52 (4.98%) Jenkins
6 49 (4.69%) JUnit
7 44 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 38 (3.64%) Maven
9 31 (2.97%) JIRA
10 30 (2.87%) NUnit
11 26 (2.49%) Hudson
12 24 (2.30%) TeamCity
13 23 (2.20%) Babel
14 22 (2.11%) Ant
15 20 (1.92%) Eclipse
15 20 (1.92%) Grunt
16 17 (1.63%) webpack
16 17 (1.63%) Xcode
17 16 (1.53%) Android Studio
18 15 (1.44%) gulp
General
1 117 (11.21%) Finance
2 63 (6.03%) Electronics
3 56 (5.36%) Games
4 44 (4.21%) Banking
5 29 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.39%) Retail
7 24 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.30%) Marketing
8 18 (1.72%) Multimedia
9 17 (1.63%) Back Office
10 16 (1.53%) Billing
11 14 (1.34%) Advertising
12 13 (1.25%) Legal
12 13 (1.25%) Publishing
13 10 (0.96%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.86%) Automotive
15 6 (0.57%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.29%) Front Office
16 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (26.25%) .NET
2 193 (18.49%) HTML
3 150 (14.37%) CSS
4 132 (12.64%) AngularJS
5 127 (12.16%) ASP.NET
6 115 (11.02%) Spring
7 107 (10.25%) Node.js
8 104 (9.96%) Web Services
9 93 (8.91%) RESTful
9 93 (8.91%) XML
10 88 (8.43%) REST
11 83 (7.95%) HTML5
12 82 (7.85%) React
13 74 (7.09%) Hibernate
14 72 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
14 72 (6.90%) WPF
15 63 (6.03%) .NET Framework
16 62 (5.94%) JSON
17 57 (5.46%) jQuery
18 56 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 124 (11.88%) Computer Science
2 120 (11.49%) Algorithms
3 94 (9.00%) Data Structures
4 65 (6.23%) Greenfield Project
5 52 (4.98%) User Experience
6 47 (4.50%) Fintech
7 44 (4.21%) Embedded Systems
8 34 (3.26%) Mobile App
9 33 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (1.72%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.15%) CUDA
12 11 (1.05%) Internet of Things
12 11 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (1.05%) Social Media
13 10 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.96%) PMI
14 8 (0.77%) Animation
15 7 (0.67%) Hedge funds
16 5 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 5 (0.48%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 212 (20.31%) Linux
2 200 (19.16%) Windows
3 72 (6.90%) Android
4 42 (4.02%) Apple iOS
5 37 (3.54%) Unix
6 18 (1.72%) Windows XP
7 17 (1.63%) Embedded Linux
7 17 (1.63%) Windows Server
8 11 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.86%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.67%) VxWorks
12 5 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.19%) OpenWrt
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.096%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1031 (98.75%) Software Engineering
2 436 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (25.38%) OO
4 204 (19.54%) TDD
5 194 (18.58%) Continuous Integration
6 180 (17.24%) Scrum
7 165 (15.80%) Test Automation
8 159 (15.23%) MVC
9 150 (14.37%) Multithreading
10 115 (11.02%) Mentoring
11 101 (9.67%) Unit Testing
12 99 (9.48%) Microservices
13 84 (8.05%) Open Source
14 73 (6.99%) SDLC
15 66 (6.32%) OOP
15 66 (6.32%) UML
16 65 (6.23%) DevOps
17 64 (6.13%) Pair Programming
18 55 (5.27%) SOA
19 53 (5.08%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 438 (41.95%) Java
2 414 (39.66%) C#
3 373 (35.73%) C++
4 300 (28.74%) SQL
5 286 (27.39%) JavaScript
6 212 (20.31%) C
7 146 (13.98%) Python
8 65 (6.23%) PHP
8 65 (6.23%) Ruby
9 57 (5.46%) Embedded C
9 57 (5.46%) Scala
10 36 (3.45%) Go
10 36 (3.45%) T-SQL
11 30 (2.87%) ES6
11 30 (2.87%) TypeScript
12 27 (2.59%) Apple Swift
12 27 (2.59%) Embedded C++
12 27 (2.59%) Objective-C
13 21 (2.01%) Groovy
14 19 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 256 (24.52%) Degree
2 47 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 10 (0.96%) PMI Certification
5 9 (0.86%) Chartered Engineer
6 6 (0.57%) PhD
7 2 (0.19%) HND
7 2 (0.19%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.096%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.096%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.64%) QA
2 6 (0.57%) ISO 9001
2 6 (0.57%) PCI DSS
2 6 (0.57%) SEPA
3 3 (0.29%) JTAG
4 1 (0.096%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.096%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.096%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.096%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.096%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.096%) MISRA
4 1 (0.096%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.096%) Section 508
4 1 (0.096%) WCAG
System Software
1 53 (5.08%) Docker
2 24 (2.30%) Firmware
3 10 (0.96%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.67%) KVM
6 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.29%) NFS
7 1 (0.096%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.096%) HDFS
7 1 (0.096%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (1.25%) Puppet
2 12 (1.15%) Ansible
2 12 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.05%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.57%) Opsview
5 4 (0.38%) Kibana
5 4 (0.38%) Packer
5 4 (0.38%) Terraform
6 3 (0.29%) CloudHub
6 3 (0.29%) Salt
6 3 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.19%) logstash
7 2 (0.19%) Mesos
7 2 (0.19%) Nagios
7 2 (0.19%) rkt
7 2 (0.19%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.096%) yum
Vendors
1 103 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 57 (5.46%) Oracle
3 39 (3.74%) Google
4 21 (2.01%) Splunk
5 20 (1.92%) Adobe
5 20 (1.92%) VMware
6 12 (1.15%) Altova
6 12 (1.15%) ILOG
6 12 (1.15%) SAP
6 12 (1.15%) Twitter
6 12 (1.15%) Zend
7 11 (1.05%) Atlassian
8 10 (0.96%) Facebook
8 10 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.67%) DevExpress
9 7 (0.67%) Fiorano
9 7 (0.67%) Freescale
9 7 (0.67%) IBM
9 7 (0.67%) Talend
9 7 (0.67%) WSO2
Weybridge, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
New Malden, Surrey
Networkers
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Metaswitch Networks
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Private Healthcare, Good Pensio
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bradford-On-Avon, Wiltshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £40-50,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Technical Futures
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Source Coders
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus equity
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £70,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago