Period
to 24 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £53,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 425 517 505
Rank change year-on-year +92 -12 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1211 1012 1207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.52% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.53% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 977 805 952
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%

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 168479 189451 208891
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 135572 159352 172128
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +78 1126 £55,000 +4.76% 102
UK excluding London +84 836 £50,000 - 82
London +55 373 £65,000 - 30
South East +43 229 £55,000 +10.00% 19
North of England +126 223 £52,500 +10.53% 17
East of England +17 128 £52,500 +5.00% 17
South West +34 120 £45,000 -1.10% 14
North West +31 110 £50,000 +8.11% 7
Yorkshire +101 104 £60,000 +14.29% 8
Midlands +46 56 £45,000 - 5
Scotland +9 50 £50,000 - 8
West Midlands +24 33 £45,000 - 4
Wales +13 25 £49,039 -1.92% 1
East Midlands +31 22 £45,000 - 1
North East +25 9 £40,000 +3.90% 2
Northern Ireland -9 5 £37,500 -21.05% 1

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

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 1205 (99.50%) Software Engineering
2 547 (45.17%) Agile Software Development
3 504 (41.62%) Java
4 496 (40.96%) C#
5 392 (32.37%) C++
6 363 (29.98%) SQL
7 322 (26.59%) .NET
8 302 (24.94%) JavaScript
9 301 (24.86%) OO
9 301 (24.86%) Degree
10 268 (22.13%) TDD
11 214 (17.67%) Finance
12 203 (16.76%) Multithreading
12 203 (16.76%) C
13 199 (16.43%) Scrum
14 196 (16.18%) Linux
15 195 (16.10%) HTML
16 192 (15.85%) Windows
17 175 (14.45%) Git (software)
18 172 (14.20%) MVC
18 172 (14.20%) NoSQL
19 170 (14.04%) Python
20 167 (13.79%) CSS
21 165 (13.63%) Continuous Integration
22 158 (13.05%) Mentoring
23 150 (12.39%) AngularJS
24 142 (11.73%) Computer Science
24 142 (11.73%) Banking
25 135 (11.15%) Amazon AWS
26 132 (10.90%) 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 39 (3.22%) Tomcat
2 32 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (2.06%) Apache Spark
4 24 (1.98%) Apache
5 10 (0.83%) IIS
5 10 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 8 (0.66%) CMS
6 8 (0.66%) JBoss
6 8 (0.66%) Mule
6 8 (0.66%) Mule ESB
6 8 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.58%) GlassFish
7 7 (0.58%) Kentico
8 5 (0.41%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.33%) Anypoint
9 4 (0.33%) Confluence
9 4 (0.33%) Ethereum
10 3 (0.25%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 20 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.083%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 135 (11.15%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.82%) SaaS
4 21 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (1.16%) iTunes
6 11 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.66%) Google Play
7 8 (0.66%) Heroku
8 6 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
9 5 (0.41%) Office 365
9 5 (0.41%) PaaS
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.33%) GitHub
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.98%) HTTP
2 22 (1.82%) Wireless
3 19 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.99%) Internet
5 9 (0.74%) DNS
6 8 (0.66%) 3G
7 7 (0.58%) Bluetooth
7 7 (0.58%) RS-232
8 6 (0.50%) Firewall
9 5 (0.41%) GSM
10 4 (0.33%) 4G
10 4 (0.33%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.33%) Network Security
10 4 (0.33%) Profibus
11 3 (0.25%) AMQP
11 3 (0.25%) OpenVPN
11 3 (0.25%) ZigBee
12 2 (0.17%) LTE
12 2 (0.17%) NFC
12 2 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (14.20%) NoSQL
2 125 (10.32%) SQL Server
3 79 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 75 (6.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 69 (5.70%) Big Data
5 69 (5.70%) Relational Database
6 63 (5.20%) Hadoop
7 58 (4.79%) MySQL
8 45 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
9 44 (3.63%) RDBMS
10 42 (3.47%) Oracle Database
11 40 (3.30%) Oracle Database 10g
11 40 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (1.49%) Redis
13 17 (1.40%) Blockchain
14 14 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 10 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 175 (14.45%) Git (software)
2 125 (10.32%) Visual Studio
3 109 (9.00%) Subversion
4 71 (5.86%) Mercurial
5 54 (4.46%) NUnit
6 50 (4.13%) JUnit
7 47 (3.88%) Jenkins
8 42 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (2.73%) Moq
10 29 (2.39%) JIRA
11 26 (2.15%) Mockito
12 24 (1.98%) TeamCity
13 23 (1.90%) Maven
14 21 (1.73%) Xcode
15 20 (1.65%) Android Studio
16 14 (1.16%) Gradle
17 13 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 13 (1.07%) Hudson
17 13 (1.07%) Selenium
18 10 (0.83%) Eclipse
General
1 214 (17.67%) Finance
2 142 (11.73%) Banking
3 104 (8.59%) Retail
4 82 (6.77%) Front Office
4 82 (6.77%) Investment Banking
5 77 (6.36%) Retail Banking
6 70 (5.78%) Electronics
7 49 (4.05%) Games
8 46 (3.80%) Marketing
9 37 (3.06%) Manufacturing
10 27 (2.23%) Telecoms
11 23 (1.90%) Multimedia
12 20 (1.65%) Advertising
13 15 (1.24%) Publishing
14 14 (1.16%) Legal
15 13 (1.07%) Back Office
16 9 (0.74%) Automotive
17 8 (0.66%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.50%) Billing
18 6 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (26.59%) .NET
2 195 (16.10%) HTML
3 167 (13.79%) CSS
4 150 (12.39%) AngularJS
5 132 (10.90%) Web Services
6 126 (10.40%) ASP.NET
7 120 (9.91%) Spring
8 95 (7.84%) Node.js
9 93 (7.68%) WPF
10 92 (7.60%) RESTful
11 90 (7.43%) XML
12 85 (7.02%) React
13 76 (6.28%) REST
14 73 (6.03%) WCF
15 72 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 72 (5.95%) Hibernate
15 72 (5.95%) jQuery
16 69 (5.70%) Java EE
17 67 (5.53%) .NET Framework
18 65 (5.37%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 142 (11.73%) Computer Science
2 119 (9.83%) Algorithms
3 94 (7.76%) Data Structures
4 90 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
5 86 (7.10%) Greenfield Project
6 68 (5.62%) Fintech
7 45 (3.72%) Embedded Systems
8 43 (3.55%) Derivative
9 38 (3.14%) Credit Risk
9 38 (3.14%) Mobile App
9 38 (3.14%) User Experience
10 24 (1.98%) Client/Server
11 18 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.16%) CUDA
13 9 (0.74%) Social Media
14 7 (0.58%) Contactless
14 7 (0.58%) PMI
15 6 (0.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 6 (0.50%) Internet of Things
16 5 (0.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 196 (16.18%) Linux
2 192 (15.85%) Windows
3 92 (7.60%) Android
4 61 (5.04%) Apple iOS
5 42 (3.47%) Unix
6 24 (1.98%) Embedded Linux
7 18 (1.49%) VxWorks
8 14 (1.16%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.74%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.50%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.41%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 2 (0.17%) OpenWrt
15 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.083%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1205 (99.50%) Software Engineering
2 547 (45.17%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (24.86%) OO
4 268 (22.13%) TDD
5 203 (16.76%) Multithreading
6 199 (16.43%) Scrum
7 172 (14.20%) MVC
8 165 (13.63%) Continuous Integration
9 158 (13.05%) Mentoring
10 130 (10.73%) SDLC
11 125 (10.32%) Test Automation
12 101 (8.34%) BDD
12 101 (8.34%) Unit Testing
13 94 (7.76%) Microservices
14 89 (7.35%) Open Source
15 84 (6.94%) Asset Management
16 79 (6.52%) OOD
16 79 (6.52%) OOP
16 79 (6.52%) Wealth Management
17 72 (5.95%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 504 (41.62%) Java
2 496 (40.96%) C#
3 392 (32.37%) C++
4 363 (29.98%) SQL
5 302 (24.94%) JavaScript
6 203 (16.76%) C
7 170 (14.04%) Python
8 78 (6.44%) Scala
9 66 (5.45%) Ruby
10 65 (5.37%) T-SQL
11 61 (5.04%) Embedded C
12 60 (4.95%) PHP
13 41 (3.39%) Go
14 35 (2.89%) Embedded C++
15 33 (2.73%) TypeScript
16 31 (2.56%) Objective-C
17 30 (2.48%) Apple Swift
18 23 (1.90%) Assembly Language
19 21 (1.73%) Bash Shell
19 21 (1.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 301 (24.86%) Degree
2 64 (5.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.40%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
5 7 (0.58%) PhD
5 7 (0.58%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.50%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.33%) CITP
8 3 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.17%) HND
9 2 (0.17%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.083%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.083%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.06%) QA
2 15 (1.24%) PCI DSS
2 15 (1.24%) SEPA
3 6 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.50%) MISRA
4 4 (0.33%) ISO 13485
4 4 (0.33%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.17%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.17%) JTAG
5 2 (0.17%) MIL-STD-498
6 1 (0.083%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.083%) GAMP
6 1 (0.083%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.083%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.083%) Section 508
6 1 (0.083%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (4.29%) Docker
2 23 (1.90%) Firmware
3 6 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.083%) HDFS
5 1 (0.083%) KVM
5 1 (0.083%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (1.24%) Opsview
2 10 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.66%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.66%) Puppet
4 7 (0.58%) Ansible
4 7 (0.58%) Packer
4 7 (0.58%) Terraform
5 5 (0.41%) Kibana
6 3 (0.25%) CloudHub
6 3 (0.25%) logstash
6 3 (0.25%) Salt
7 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.083%) yum
Vendors
1 122 (10.07%) Microsoft
2 72 (5.95%) Oracle
3 40 (3.30%) Google
4 22 (1.82%) SAP
4 22 (1.82%) VMware
5 13 (1.07%) Splunk
6 10 (0.83%) Xamarin
7 7 (0.58%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.50%) Cadence
8 6 (0.50%) DevExpress
8 6 (0.50%) Facebook
8 6 (0.50%) IBM
8 6 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.50%) Telerik
8 6 (0.50%) Twitter
9 5 (0.41%) RedGate
9 5 (0.41%) Terracotta
9 5 (0.41%) Zend
10 4 (0.33%) Freescale
10 4 (0.33%) Perforce