Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 261 256 328
Rank change year-on-year -5 +72 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 777 1,591 1,508
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.27% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.33% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 731 1,217 1,250
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,000 £42,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 60,484 119,845 143,503
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.59% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,119 97,028 116,143
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -16 651 £65,000 +8.33% 202
UK excluding London -2 496 £55,000 - 166
London +41 258 £77,500 - 64
North of England +23 145 £52,500 -10.05% 28
Work from Home -37 125 £60,000 -7.69% 30
South East -62 92 £60,000 +9.09% 43
Scotland +16 86 £57,500 +27.78% 17
Yorkshire +60 75 £50,000 -19.62% 4
Midlands +70 65 £55,000 +4.76% 17
North West +8 58 £57,500 - 21
South West +47 57 £55,000 - 25
East Midlands +82 38 £47,500 -9.52% 9
East of England +41 30 £65,000 +18.18% 24
West Midlands +45 27 £57,500 +9.52% 8
Northern Ireland +27 19 £50,000 +14.94% 7
North East -15 12 £47,500 -12.94% 3
Wales +20 2 £50,000 +19.05% 5

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 750 (96.53%) Software Engineering
2 374 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
3 290 (37.32%) JavaScript
4 285 (36.68%) C#
5 283 (36.42%) Java
6 241 (31.02%) .NET
7 221 (28.44%) Python
8 205 (26.38%) TDD
9 204 (26.25%) Microservices
10 198 (25.48%) Docker
11 193 (24.84%) C++
12 175 (22.52%) SQL
13 171 (22.01%) Azure
14 159 (20.46%) AWS
14 159 (20.46%) Scrum
15 147 (18.92%) React
16 145 (18.66%) Linux
17 143 (18.40%) Kubernetes
18 135 (17.37%) .NET Core
19 131 (16.86%) HTML
20 126 (16.22%) DevOps
21 121 (15.57%) AngularJS
21 121 (15.57%) Node.js
22 116 (14.93%) CSS
23 109 (14.03%) Finance
24 107 (13.77%) Mentoring
25 106 (13.64%) OO
26 100 (12.87%) C
26 100 (12.87%) REST
27 94 (12.10%) Degree

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 46 (5.92%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (1.67%) Apache
3 12 (1.54%) ColdFusion
3 12 (1.54%) Confluence
4 9 (1.16%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.16%) CMS
5 7 (0.90%) Headless CMS
5 7 (0.90%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.51%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.51%) nginx
6 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.51%) Tornado
7 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.39%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.26%) IIS
8 2 (0.26%) JBoss
8 2 (0.26%) WordPress
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Adobe XD
1 4 (0.51%) InVision
1 4 (0.51%) Sketch
1 4 (0.51%) Zeplin
2 2 (0.26%) Simulink
3 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 171 (22.01%) Azure
2 159 (20.46%) AWS
3 66 (8.49%) GCP
4 37 (4.76%) Serverless
5 36 (4.63%) SaaS
6 20 (2.57%) AWS Lambda
6 20 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
8 8 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.64%) AWS Fargate
11 4 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
11 4 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.51%) AWS Step Functions
11 4 (0.51%) GitHub
11 4 (0.51%) npm
12 3 (0.39%) BrowserStack
12 3 (0.39%) Heroku
12 3 (0.39%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.26%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.47%) Ethernet
2 23 (2.96%) Wireless
3 17 (2.19%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (1.93%) Bluetooth
5 13 (1.67%) HTTP
5 13 (1.67%) MQTT
6 7 (0.90%) Internet
7 6 (0.77%) Network Security
8 4 (0.51%) Skype
9 3 (0.39%) FlexRay
9 3 (0.39%) RS-232
9 3 (0.39%) RS-485
9 3 (0.39%) RTSP
10 2 (0.26%) RTP
10 2 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.26%) Software-Defined Radio
11 1 (0.13%) 5G
11 1 (0.13%) GPON
11 1 (0.13%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 55 (7.08%) NoSQL
3 46 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (5.02%) MongoDB
5 32 (4.12%) MySQL
5 32 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 27 (3.47%) Big Data
7 23 (2.96%) Redis
8 14 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (1.16%) Cosmos DB
10 9 (1.16%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.77%) Aerospike
11 6 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.77%) GIS
12 5 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.51%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.39%) InterSystems Cache
14 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 68 (8.75%) Git (software)
2 42 (5.41%) GitLab
3 30 (3.86%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.70%) JUnit
4 21 (2.70%) Maven
5 18 (2.32%) JIRA
6 13 (1.67%) Subversion
6 13 (1.67%) webpack
7 12 (1.54%) Cypress.io
8 10 (1.29%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.29%) Selenium
9 9 (1.16%) Babel
9 9 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.03%) NUnit
10 8 (1.03%) WebDriver
11 7 (0.90%) git-flow
12 6 (0.77%) Bugzilla
12 6 (0.77%) CruiseControl
12 6 (0.77%) Gemini Tracker
12 6 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 109 (14.03%) Finance
2 46 (5.92%) Marketing
3 41 (5.28%) Games
4 31 (3.99%) Electronics
5 29 (3.73%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.57%) Public Sector
8 15 (1.93%) Legal
8 15 (1.93%) Retail
9 14 (1.80%) Aerospace
10 13 (1.67%) Banking
11 10 (1.29%) Automotive
12 7 (0.90%) Military
13 6 (0.77%) Front Office
14 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.64%) Law
15 4 (0.51%) Advertising
16 3 (0.39%) Publishing
17 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (31.02%) .NET
2 147 (18.92%) React
3 135 (17.37%) .NET Core
4 131 (16.86%) HTML
5 121 (15.57%) AngularJS
5 121 (15.57%) Node.js
6 116 (14.93%) CSS
7 100 (12.87%) REST
8 84 (10.81%) Spring
9 82 (10.55%) Kafka
10 77 (9.91%) .NET Framework
11 58 (7.46%) RESTful
12 56 (7.21%) HTML5
13 54 (6.95%) Spring Boot
14 52 (6.69%) ASP.NET
15 48 (6.18%) RabbitMQ
16 47 (6.05%) ASP.NET Web API
17 39 (5.02%) Web Services
18 38 (4.89%) XML
19 28 (3.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.33%) Algorithms
2 58 (7.46%) Data Structures
3 50 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (3.86%) Mobile App
5 26 (3.35%) Cloud Native
5 26 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (2.96%) Embedded Systems
8 21 (2.70%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.57%) Device Driver
9 20 (2.57%) User Experience
10 19 (2.45%) EPoS
11 15 (1.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 7 (0.90%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.77%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
15 4 (0.51%) Industry 4.0
15 4 (0.51%) SIMD
15 4 (0.51%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 145 (18.66%) Linux
2 43 (5.53%) Windows
3 21 (2.70%) Unix
4 20 (2.57%) Android
5 18 (2.32%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.29%) CentOS
7 8 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.64%) Fedora
10 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 750 (96.53%) Software Engineering
2 374 (48.13%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (26.38%) TDD
4 204 (26.25%) Microservices
5 159 (20.46%) Scrum
6 126 (16.22%) DevOps
7 107 (13.77%) Mentoring
8 106 (13.64%) OO
9 93 (11.97%) Test Automation
10 87 (11.20%) Computer Science
11 81 (10.42%) Unit Testing
12 75 (9.65%) BDD
13 72 (9.27%) SDLC
14 65 (8.37%) MVC
15 56 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
16 55 (7.08%) Fintech
17 54 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
18 53 (6.82%) Artificial Intelligence
19 50 (6.44%) SOLID
20 46 (5.92%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 290 (37.32%) JavaScript
2 285 (36.68%) C#
3 283 (36.42%) Java
4 221 (28.44%) Python
5 193 (24.84%) C++
6 175 (22.52%) SQL
7 100 (12.87%) C
8 92 (11.84%) Go
9 73 (9.40%) TypeScript
10 40 (5.15%) PHP
11 32 (4.12%) Java 8
12 26 (3.35%) Ruby
13 20 (2.57%) Embedded C
13 20 (2.57%) Kotlin
13 20 (2.57%) Scala
14 15 (1.93%) Rust
15 12 (1.54%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.54%) Embedded C++
16 9 (1.16%) Apple Swift
16 9 (1.16%) ES6
Qualifications
1 94 (12.10%) Degree
2 31 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (3.09%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.16%) HNC
5 9 (1.16%) HND
6 5 (0.64%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.51%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.39%) ISEB
8 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.26%) PhD
10 1 (0.13%) CIW
10 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.21%) QA
2 4 (0.51%) ISO 26262
2 4 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) GDPR
4 1 (0.13%) MISRA
4 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 198 (25.48%) Docker
2 6 (0.77%) Firmware
3 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 143 (18.40%) Kubernetes
2 28 (3.60%) Terraform
3 18 (2.32%) Ansible
4 4 (0.51%) Kibana
4 4 (0.51%) Puppet
5 3 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.26%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.13%) Grafana
7 1 (0.13%) logstash
7 1 (0.13%) MIIS
7 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.13%) StatsD
Vendors
1 53 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 27 (3.47%) Oracle
3 26 (3.35%) Google
4 20 (2.57%) Atlassian
5 15 (1.93%) SAP
6 13 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.29%) Xamarin
8 5 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.51%) Adobe
9 4 (0.51%) FNZ
10 3 (0.39%) Twitter
11 2 (0.26%) Demandware
11 2 (0.26%) Dynatrace
11 2 (0.26%) HubSpot
11 2 (0.26%) Roku
11 2 (0.26%) Splunk
12 1 (0.13%) Databricks
12 1 (0.13%) Mapbox
12 1 (0.13%) Vertica
12 1 (0.13%) VMware