Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 343 457 526
Rank change year-on-year +114 +69 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,610 1,127 1,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.63% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.66% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,294 944 877
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +3.88% +3.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,259 £40,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,875 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 169,137 170,894 196,409
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.22% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,840 139,688 164,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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 +97 1,489 £55,000 - 217
UK excluding London +54 1,041 £52,500 +5.00% 171
London +176 554 £70,000 +7.69% 77
South East +98 363 £55,000 - 51
North of England -5 212 £50,000 -4.76% 28
South West +21 150 £50,000 +11.11% 18
East of England +27 148 £55,000 +4.76% 26
North West +45 135 £50,500 +1.00% 12
Scotland -3 79 £45,000 -10.00% 22
Midlands +15 63 £52,500 +16.67% 17
Yorkshire -37 58 £50,000 -14.53% 12
West Midlands +30 50 £53,000 +17.78% 14
North East -7 19 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Wales +4 17 £49,039 - 7
East Midlands -11 13 £50,000 +11.73% 3
Northern Ireland +10 10 £50,000 +33.33% 2

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 1,599 (99.32%) Software Engineering
2 903 (56.09%) Agile Software Development
3 706 (43.85%) Java
4 549 (34.10%) C#
5 504 (31.30%) JavaScript
6 465 (28.88%) C++
7 396 (24.60%) .NET
8 391 (24.29%) SQL
8 391 (24.29%) TDD
9 385 (23.91%) Scrum
10 353 (21.93%) Degree
11 316 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
12 313 (19.44%) AngularJS
13 309 (19.19%) Mentoring
14 297 (18.45%) OO
15 295 (18.32%) C
16 292 (18.14%) Python
17 282 (17.52%) HTML
18 269 (16.71%) Linux
19 256 (15.90%) Git (software)
20 254 (15.78%) Spring
21 237 (14.72%) MVC
21 237 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
22 235 (14.60%) CSS
23 231 (14.35%) Finance
24 230 (14.29%) Computer Science
25 226 (14.04%) Microservices
26 211 (13.11%) SDLC
27 189 (11.74%) React
28 188 (11.68%) Windows

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 69 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
2 63 (3.91%) CMS
3 46 (2.86%) Apache Spark
4 41 (2.55%) Apache
5 35 (2.17%) Tomcat
6 33 (2.05%) JBoss
7 15 (0.93%) WebSphere
8 14 (0.87%) Apache Solr
9 12 (0.75%) Sitefinity
10 10 (0.62%) IIS
11 8 (0.50%) Confluence
12 7 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.31%) Ethereum
13 5 (0.31%) NServiceBus
13 5 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.31%) WordPress
14 4 (0.25%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.25%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.25%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.19%) LibreOffice
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.062%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
1 4 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.062%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 237 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
2 151 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (4.29%) SaaS
4 64 (3.98%) GitHub
5 27 (1.68%) PaaS
6 24 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (1.12%) Serverless
9 14 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.81%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.56%) npm
11 9 (0.56%) Trello
12 7 (0.43%) Heroku
13 6 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.37%) IaaS
13 6 (0.37%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.31%) Office 365
14 5 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.66%) Internet
2 31 (1.93%) HTTP
3 19 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.12%) Bluetooth
5 16 (0.99%) Ethernet
6 12 (0.75%) RS-232
7 10 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (0.56%) SNMP
8 9 (0.56%) Wireless
9 8 (0.50%) VoIP
9 8 (0.50%) Wireshark
10 7 (0.43%) 3G
10 7 (0.43%) 4G
10 7 (0.43%) AMQP
10 7 (0.43%) Broadband
10 7 (0.43%) DVB
10 7 (0.43%) NFC
10 7 (0.43%) WAN
11 6 (0.37%) Firewall
12 5 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 125 (7.76%) NoSQL
3 113 (7.02%) MongoDB
4 106 (6.58%) MySQL
5 100 (6.21%) Relational Database
6 85 (5.28%) Big Data
7 73 (4.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 67 (4.16%) PostgreSQL
9 45 (2.80%) Hadoop
10 38 (2.36%) Blockchain
11 33 (2.05%) Redis
12 26 (1.61%) RDBMS
13 20 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 19 (1.18%) Apache Hive
15 16 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
16 14 (0.87%) GIS
17 11 (0.68%) Impala
17 11 (0.68%) Sqoop
18 10 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
18 10 (0.62%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 256 (15.90%) Git (software)
2 135 (8.39%) Jenkins
3 122 (7.58%) Visual Studio
4 71 (4.41%) Selenium
5 69 (4.29%) JUnit
6 67 (4.16%) Subversion
7 65 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 64 (3.98%) Maven
9 60 (3.73%) JIRA
10 36 (2.24%) Cucumber
10 36 (2.24%) NUnit
10 36 (2.24%) TeamCity
11 32 (1.99%) Gradle
12 30 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
13 29 (1.80%) Jasmine
13 29 (1.80%) JMeter
14 28 (1.74%) Eclipse
15 25 (1.55%) Mocha
16 21 (1.30%) Mercurial
17 20 (1.24%) Ant
General
1 231 (14.35%) Finance
2 68 (4.22%) Electronics
2 68 (4.22%) Retail
3 58 (3.60%) Banking
4 55 (3.42%) Games
5 46 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.99%) Marketing
8 26 (1.61%) Automotive
9 22 (1.37%) Multimedia
10 20 (1.24%) Aerospace
11 19 (1.18%) Law
12 18 (1.12%) Retail Banking
13 17 (1.06%) Military
14 13 (0.81%) Advertising
14 13 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.68%) Back Office
16 9 (0.56%) Publishing
17 7 (0.43%) Arabic Language
17 7 (0.43%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (24.60%) .NET
2 313 (19.44%) AngularJS
3 282 (17.52%) HTML
4 254 (15.78%) Spring
5 235 (14.60%) CSS
6 189 (11.74%) React
7 186 (11.55%) RESTful
8 183 (11.37%) ASP.NET
8 183 (11.37%) Web Services
9 152 (9.44%) Node.js
9 152 (9.44%) REST
10 131 (8.14%) HTML5
11 115 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 102 (6.34%) .NET Framework
13 100 (6.21%) Hibernate
14 97 (6.02%) WPF
15 91 (5.65%) jQuery
16 86 (5.34%) J2EE
17 83 (5.16%) CSS3
18 81 (5.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 230 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 93 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (5.71%) Algorithms
4 82 (5.09%) Fintech
5 71 (4.41%) User Experience
6 68 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
7 53 (3.29%) Mobile App
8 45 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
9 44 (2.73%) Data Structures
10 31 (1.93%) Management Information System
11 29 (1.80%) Robotics
12 22 (1.37%) Public Cloud
12 22 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
14 16 (0.99%) Cloud Native
15 14 (0.87%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.75%) Device Driver
16 12 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 12 (0.75%) PKI
17 11 (0.68%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 269 (16.71%) Linux
2 188 (11.68%) Windows
3 74 (4.60%) Android
4 64 (3.98%) Apple iOS
5 47 (2.92%) Unix
6 35 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (0.62%) Solaris
7 10 (0.62%) VxWorks
8 8 (0.50%) Nucleus RTOS
8 8 (0.50%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
10 4 (0.25%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.19%) SafeRTOS
11 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.062%) CentOS
12 1 (0.062%) Fedora
12 1 (0.062%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.062%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.062%) VMS
12 1 (0.062%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,599 (99.32%) Software Engineering
2 903 (56.09%) Agile Software Development
3 391 (24.29%) TDD
4 385 (23.91%) Scrum
5 316 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
6 309 (19.19%) Mentoring
7 297 (18.45%) OO
8 237 (14.72%) MVC
9 226 (14.04%) Microservices
10 211 (13.11%) SDLC
11 178 (11.06%) Test Automation
12 159 (9.88%) BDD
13 149 (9.25%) Unit Testing
14 139 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
15 129 (8.01%) Multithreading
16 118 (7.33%) SOLID
17 113 (7.02%) OOP
18 111 (6.89%) DevOps
19 98 (6.09%) Open Source
20 95 (5.90%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 706 (43.85%) Java
2 549 (34.10%) C#
3 504 (31.30%) JavaScript
4 465 (28.88%) C++
5 391 (24.29%) SQL
6 295 (18.32%) C
7 292 (18.14%) Python
8 116 (7.20%) Java 8
9 106 (6.58%) Ruby
10 99 (6.15%) PHP
11 92 (5.71%) Scala
12 70 (4.35%) Embedded C
13 47 (2.92%) Go
14 46 (2.86%) Embedded C++
15 37 (2.30%) T-SQL
16 34 (2.11%) TypeScript
17 32 (1.99%) Assembly Language
18 27 (1.68%) VB.NET
19 25 (1.55%) Erlang
20 22 (1.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 353 (21.93%) Degree
2 139 (8.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (4.10%) Security Cleared
4 51 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.37%) Master's Degree
5 22 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
6 19 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.25%) PhD
8 3 (0.19%) OCP
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.12%) EMC Certification
9 2 (0.12%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.062%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.91%) QA
2 17 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.62%) MISRA
4 8 (0.50%) MISRA C
5 6 (0.37%) GDPR
6 5 (0.31%) GCP
7 3 (0.19%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.19%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.12%) ECSS
8 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.12%) PMO
8 2 (0.12%) PSD2
8 2 (0.12%) SEPA
8 2 (0.12%) SLA
9 1 (0.062%) ISO 15765
9 1 (0.062%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 158 (9.81%) Docker
2 31 (1.93%) Firmware
3 15 (0.93%) HDFS
4 12 (0.75%) Apache Flume
5 11 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.62%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.12%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
8 2 (0.12%) LXC
9 1 (0.062%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.062%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.062%) Varnish
9 1 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 50 (3.11%) Ansible
2 38 (2.36%) Kubernetes
3 19 (1.18%) Terraform
4 15 (0.93%) Puppet
5 12 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.31%) Marathon
7 4 (0.25%) Kibana
7 4 (0.25%) logstash
7 4 (0.25%) Mesos
8 3 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.12%) linkerd
9 2 (0.12%) Oozie
9 2 (0.12%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.062%) Ambari
10 1 (0.062%) Control-M
10 1 (0.062%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.062%) Grafana
10 1 (0.062%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.062%) Nagios
10 1 (0.062%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 138 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 94 (5.84%) Oracle
3 40 (2.48%) Google
4 34 (2.11%) Sun
5 30 (1.86%) Xamarin
6 20 (1.24%) Capita
7 15 (0.93%) SAP
8 14 (0.87%) Cloudera
8 14 (0.87%) WorldPay
9 13 (0.81%) VMware
10 11 (0.68%) Apple
10 11 (0.68%) HP
11 10 (0.62%) Dell
12 7 (0.43%) Assembla
12 7 (0.43%) Facebook
13 6 (0.37%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.37%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.37%) Samsung
14 5 (0.31%) Birst
14 5 (0.31%) Xceptor