Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 380 507 489
Rank change year-on-year +127 -18 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1403 1018 1232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.53% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.55% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1108 822 984
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.31% +4.50%
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,275 £37,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%

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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 +127 1312 £55,000 +6.80% 111
UK excluding London +125 926 £51,250 +2.50% 81
London +110 466 £70,000 +7.69% 35
South East +55 275 £52,500 +5.00% 25
North of England +102 214 £52,500 +16.67% 13
East of England +110 188 £52,500 +5.00% 20
South West +12 124 £48,500 +5.43% 15
Yorkshire +84 104 £52,500 +14.13% 4
North West +16 102 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Scotland +3 52 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Midlands +44 44 £48,500 +7.78% 3
West Midlands +20 30 £48,500 +7.78% 2
Wales +22 27 £49,039 -1.92% 3
East Midlands +36 11 £42,500 -2.30% 1
North East +25 8 £40,000 -9.09% 1
Northern Ireland -28 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1398 (99.64%) Software Engineering
2 653 (46.54%) Agile Software Development
3 621 (44.26%) Java
4 486 (34.64%) C#
5 457 (32.57%) C++
6 395 (28.15%) SQL
7 367 (26.16%) JavaScript
8 353 (25.16%) Degree
9 346 (24.66%) TDD
10 316 (22.52%) OO
11 310 (22.10%) .NET
12 277 (19.74%) Finance
13 258 (18.39%) Scrum
14 257 (18.32%) Linux
15 250 (17.82%) HTML
16 249 (17.75%) C
17 232 (16.54%) Multithreading
18 220 (15.68%) Python
19 219 (15.61%) CSS
20 208 (14.83%) Computer Science
21 199 (14.18%) Mentoring
22 198 (14.11%) Windows
23 185 (13.19%) AngularJS
24 182 (12.97%) NoSQL
25 179 (12.76%) MVC
25 179 (12.76%) Git (software)
26 176 (12.54%) Spring
27 165 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
28 163 (11.62%) Banking
29 160 (11.40%) Web Services

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 49 (3.49%) Tomcat
2 31 (2.21%) Apache Spark
3 28 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (1.21%) Apache
5 15 (1.07%) JBoss
5 15 (1.07%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.93%) IIS
6 13 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (0.71%) Ethereum
8 9 (0.64%) Confluence
9 8 (0.57%) Apache Solr
9 8 (0.57%) Mule ESB
9 8 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.50%) GlassFish
10 7 (0.50%) Kentico
10 7 (0.50%) Mule
11 6 (0.43%) NServiceBus
12 5 (0.36%) CMS
12 5 (0.36%) Jetty
13 4 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
3 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.071%) Simulink
5 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.071%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 133 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (1.50%) SaaS
5 10 (0.71%) GitHub
6 9 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.57%) iTunes
8 7 (0.50%) Heroku
8 7 (0.50%) Serverless
9 6 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (0.43%) Google Play
9 6 (0.43%) npm
10 5 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (0.36%) PaaS
11 3 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.071%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.35%) Wireless
2 27 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.28%) HTTP
4 14 (1.00%) Internet
5 11 (0.78%) 3G
6 10 (0.71%) 4G
6 10 (0.71%) Bluetooth
6 10 (0.71%) OpenVPN
7 8 (0.57%) Firewall
8 6 (0.43%) Broadband
8 6 (0.43%) VoIP
9 5 (0.36%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.36%) RTP
10 4 (0.29%) DHCP
10 4 (0.29%) DNS
10 4 (0.29%) ISDN
10 4 (0.29%) Profibus
10 4 (0.29%) RTCP
10 4 (0.29%) WAN
11 3 (0.21%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (12.97%) NoSQL
2 105 (7.48%) SQL Server
3 93 (6.63%) MongoDB
4 87 (6.20%) Big Data
5 85 (6.06%) Relational Database
6 79 (5.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 79 (5.63%) Hadoop
7 69 (4.92%) MySQL
8 58 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
9 55 (3.92%) Oracle Database
10 53 (3.78%) RDBMS
11 52 (3.71%) Oracle Database 10g
12 51 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
13 21 (1.50%) Redis
14 19 (1.35%) Blockchain
15 12 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (0.86%) Apache Hive
16 8 (0.57%) HBase
16 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (0.36%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 179 (12.76%) Git (software)
2 91 (6.49%) Visual Studio
3 90 (6.41%) Subversion
4 64 (4.56%) JUnit
5 59 (4.21%) Mercurial
6 56 (3.99%) Jenkins
7 53 (3.78%) NUnit
8 49 (3.49%) JIRA
9 39 (2.78%) Moq
10 36 (2.57%) Maven
10 36 (2.57%) Mockito
11 33 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (1.85%) TeamCity
13 18 (1.28%) Eclipse
14 17 (1.21%) Gradle
14 17 (1.21%) Selenium
15 14 (1.00%) Android Studio
15 14 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (1.00%) Xcode
16 13 (0.93%) Cucumber
General
1 277 (19.74%) Finance
2 163 (11.62%) Banking
3 105 (7.48%) Front Office
4 103 (7.34%) Investment Banking
5 101 (7.20%) Retail Banking
6 86 (6.13%) Electronics
7 51 (3.64%) Manufacturing
8 48 (3.42%) Games
8 48 (3.42%) Marketing
9 45 (3.21%) Telecoms
10 28 (2.00%) Retail
11 21 (1.50%) Multimedia
12 20 (1.43%) Advertising
13 14 (1.00%) Automotive
14 10 (0.71%) Back Office
14 10 (0.71%) Publishing
15 8 (0.57%) Legal
16 6 (0.43%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.43%) Billing
17 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (22.10%) .NET
2 250 (17.82%) HTML
3 219 (15.61%) CSS
4 185 (13.19%) AngularJS
5 176 (12.54%) Spring
6 160 (11.40%) Web Services
7 116 (8.27%) Node.js
8 115 (8.20%) ASP.NET
9 106 (7.56%) REST
10 103 (7.34%) Hibernate
10 103 (7.34%) RESTful
11 102 (7.27%) React
12 96 (6.84%) XML
13 87 (6.20%) jQuery
14 85 (6.06%) WCF
15 83 (5.92%) WPF
16 80 (5.70%) HTML5
17 78 (5.56%) Java EE
18 67 (4.78%) .NET Framework
19 66 (4.70%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 208 (14.83%) Computer Science
2 122 (8.70%) Algorithms
3 105 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 102 (7.27%) Greenfield Project
5 82 (5.84%) Fintech
6 79 (5.63%) Data Structures
7 59 (4.21%) Derivative
8 53 (3.78%) Embedded Systems
9 49 (3.49%) Credit Risk
10 42 (2.99%) User Experience
11 28 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (1.64%) Mobile App
13 21 (1.50%) Client/Server
14 15 (1.07%) CUDA
15 9 (0.64%) Bitcoin
15 9 (0.64%) Contactless
16 8 (0.57%) Internet of Things
17 7 (0.50%) PMI
18 6 (0.43%) Digital TV
18 6 (0.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 257 (18.32%) Linux
2 198 (14.11%) Windows
3 107 (7.63%) Android
4 76 (5.42%) Apple iOS
5 58 (4.13%) Unix
6 46 (3.28%) Embedded Linux
7 27 (1.92%) VxWorks
8 14 (1.00%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.57%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.57%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.50%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 4 (0.29%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.14%) CentOS
16 2 (0.14%) OpenWrt
17 1 (0.071%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1398 (99.64%) Software Engineering
2 653 (46.54%) Agile Software Development
3 346 (24.66%) TDD
4 316 (22.52%) OO
5 258 (18.39%) Scrum
6 232 (16.54%) Multithreading
7 199 (14.18%) Mentoring
8 179 (12.76%) MVC
9 165 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
10 151 (10.76%) SDLC
11 142 (10.12%) BDD
12 131 (9.34%) Test Automation
13 125 (8.91%) Unit Testing
14 120 (8.55%) Microservices
15 112 (7.98%) Asset Management
16 103 (7.34%) Open Source
16 103 (7.34%) Wealth Management
17 92 (6.56%) OOD
18 89 (6.34%) OOP
19 78 (5.56%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 621 (44.26%) Java
2 486 (34.64%) C#
3 457 (32.57%) C++
4 395 (28.15%) SQL
5 367 (26.16%) JavaScript
6 249 (17.75%) C
7 220 (15.68%) Python
8 100 (7.13%) Scala
9 83 (5.92%) Ruby
10 71 (5.06%) Embedded C
11 67 (4.78%) PHP
12 60 (4.28%) T-SQL
13 52 (3.71%) Embedded C++
14 42 (2.99%) Go
15 30 (2.14%) Bash Shell
16 28 (2.00%) Apple Swift
17 27 (1.92%) Objective-C
18 26 (1.85%) TypeScript
19 24 (1.71%) Assembly Language
20 21 (1.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 353 (25.16%) Degree
2 104 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.43%) Security Cleared
4 13 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.64%) Master's Degree
5 9 (0.64%) PhD
6 7 (0.50%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.29%) CITP
7 4 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.21%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.14%) HND
10 1 (0.071%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.49%) QA
2 15 (1.07%) MISRA
2 15 (1.07%) PCI DSS
2 15 (1.07%) SEPA
3 10 (0.71%) MISRA C
4 7 (0.50%) ISO 13485
5 5 (0.36%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.36%) MIL-STD-498
6 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) JTAG
8 1 (0.071%) GAMP
8 1 (0.071%) GCP
8 1 (0.071%) HL7
8 1 (0.071%) IEC 61131
8 1 (0.071%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.071%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.071%) PSD2
System Software
1 65 (4.63%) Docker
2 14 (1.00%) Firmware
3 5 (0.36%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.21%) HDFS
5 1 (0.071%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.071%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.071%) Varnish
5 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (1.07%) Opsview
2 14 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.78%) Puppet
4 10 (0.71%) Ansible
4 10 (0.71%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.50%) Terraform
6 5 (0.36%) Packer
7 3 (0.21%) CloudHub
7 3 (0.21%) Kibana
7 3 (0.21%) Salt
8 2 (0.14%) logstash
8 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.071%) Nagios
9 1 (0.071%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.071%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.071%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.071%) yum
9 1 (0.071%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 108 (7.70%) Microsoft
2 102 (7.27%) Oracle
3 41 (2.92%) Google
4 24 (1.71%) SAP
5 16 (1.14%) VMware
6 15 (1.07%) Xamarin
7 13 (0.93%) Splunk
8 12 (0.86%) Cadence
8 12 (0.86%) Zend
9 11 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 11 (0.78%) Terracotta
10 6 (0.43%) IBM
10 6 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.36%) Intel
12 4 (0.29%) Facebook
12 4 (0.29%) Pega
12 4 (0.29%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.29%) Sybase
12 4 (0.29%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.29%) Twitter