Period
to 20 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 256 316 339
Rank change year-on-year +60 +23 +144
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,540 1,567 1,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.04% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.08% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,143 1,181 1,383
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +6.06%

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 118,197 145,194 170,321
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.91% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 94,710 116,151 139,435
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 +66 1,367 £62,000 -0.80% 306
UK excluding London +58 1,001 £55,000 - 251
London +73 517 £80,000 +10.34% 80
South East +77 376 £55,000 -12.00% 64
North of England +102 215 £57,500 +9.52% 47
North West +76 130 £57,500 +4.55% 28
Scotland +66 121 £47,500 -5.00% 20
East of England +61 94 £62,500 +13.64% 47
South West -80 90 £55,000 +10.00% 28
Midlands +45 75 £52,500 -2.33% 39
Yorkshire +67 60 £62,203 +38.23% 12
West Midlands +38 51 £54,000 -1.82% 29
North East +25 25 £54,559 +18.61% 7
Wales -33 25 £42,000 -16.00% 4
East Midlands +26 21 £52,500 -2.33% 10
Northern Ireland +21 7 £43,500 +8.75% 2

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 1,525 (99.03%) Software Engineering
2 738 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
3 705 (45.78%) Java
4 490 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 465 (30.19%) C#
6 452 (29.35%) AWS
7 386 (25.06%) C++
8 355 (23.05%) Microservices
9 352 (22.86%) .NET
10 318 (20.65%) Python
11 317 (20.58%) Linux
11 317 (20.58%) TDD
12 315 (20.45%) Docker
13 309 (20.06%) SQL
14 295 (19.16%) Git (software)
15 268 (17.40%) C
16 259 (16.82%) DevOps
17 258 (16.75%) Node.js
18 253 (16.43%) Spring
19 248 (16.10%) Finance
20 247 (16.04%) Degree
21 246 (15.97%) Azure
21 246 (15.97%) Mentoring
22 244 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
23 231 (15.00%) Kubernetes
24 218 (14.16%) Test Automation
25 215 (13.96%) Windows
26 209 (13.57%) OO
27 208 (13.51%) React
28 194 (12.60%) HTML

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 54 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
2 32 (2.08%) Confluence
3 24 (1.56%) Tomcat
4 20 (1.30%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.04%) IIS
6 15 (0.97%) JBoss
6 15 (0.97%) WordPress
7 12 (0.78%) Apache
7 12 (0.78%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.65%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.58%) Jetty
10 8 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.32%) CMS
11 5 (0.32%) Tornado
12 4 (0.26%) GeoServer
12 4 (0.26%) Hyperledger
13 3 (0.19%) nginx
14 2 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
14 2 (0.13%) Drupal
14 2 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (1.43%) MS Visio
1 22 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
2 11 (0.71%) Simulink
3 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.13%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.065%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (1.69%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.32%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.32%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 452 (29.35%) AWS
2 246 (15.97%) Azure
3 129 (8.38%) Serverless
4 101 (6.56%) AWS Lambda
5 92 (5.97%) GCP
6 81 (5.26%) Amazon S3
6 81 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
7 67 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
8 65 (4.22%) OpenShift
9 56 (3.64%) Amazon ECS
10 50 (3.25%) SaaS
11 48 (3.12%) GitHub
12 36 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (1.30%) Sage Pay
14 15 (0.97%) Amazon SageMaker
15 14 (0.91%) PaaS
16 12 (0.78%) Power Platform
17 10 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
18 7 (0.45%) AWS CodePipeline
19 6 (0.39%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 22 (1.43%) HTTP
3 21 (1.36%) Wireless
4 19 (1.23%) Internet
5 16 (1.04%) VoIP
6 10 (0.65%) SMS
6 10 (0.65%) WAN
7 8 (0.52%) DNS
7 8 (0.52%) Ethernet
7 8 (0.52%) RTP
8 7 (0.45%) Firewall
8 7 (0.45%) LTE
9 6 (0.39%) Diameter Protocol
10 5 (0.32%) 4G
10 5 (0.32%) Broadband
10 5 (0.32%) DSL
10 5 (0.32%) Modbus
11 4 (0.26%) Network Security
12 3 (0.19%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 114 (7.40%) NoSQL
3 90 (5.84%) MySQL
4 88 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
5 86 (5.58%) MongoDB
6 73 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
7 65 (4.22%) Big Data
8 57 (3.70%) Relational Database
9 45 (2.92%) Redis
10 37 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
11 26 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 22 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
13 21 (1.36%) Hadoop
14 17 (1.10%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.65%) Cosmos DB
16 9 (0.58%) Data Mining
16 9 (0.58%) GIS
16 9 (0.58%) Neo4j
17 8 (0.52%) Amazon Athena
17 8 (0.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 295 (19.16%) Git (software)
2 137 (8.90%) Jenkins
3 69 (4.48%) JIRA
4 49 (3.18%) Subversion
5 41 (2.66%) GitLab
6 39 (2.53%) Visual Studio
7 36 (2.34%) Artifactory
8 30 (1.95%) JUnit
9 29 (1.88%) Maven
10 26 (1.69%) Selenium
11 25 (1.62%) IntelliJ
12 24 (1.56%) Eclipse
13 20 (1.30%) WebDriver
14 18 (1.17%) NetBeans
15 17 (1.10%) MSTest
16 15 (0.97%) Gradle
16 15 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
16 15 (0.97%) PhantomJS
16 15 (0.97%) webpack
17 14 (0.91%) NUnit
General
1 248 (16.10%) Finance
2 116 (7.53%) Banking
3 58 (3.77%) Front Office
4 51 (3.31%) Aerospace
5 49 (3.18%) Automotive
6 45 (2.92%) Manufacturing
7 44 (2.86%) Public Sector
8 36 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 30 (1.95%) Retail
10 29 (1.88%) Military
11 27 (1.75%) Electronics
12 25 (1.62%) Games
13 22 (1.43%) Advertising
14 14 (0.91%) Marketing
15 12 (0.78%) Law
16 11 (0.71%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.65%) Back Office
18 8 (0.52%) Investment Banking
19 5 (0.32%) Legal
20 2 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (22.86%) .NET
2 258 (16.75%) Node.js
3 253 (16.43%) Spring
4 208 (13.51%) React
5 194 (12.60%) HTML
6 191 (12.40%) RESTful
7 185 (12.01%) AngularJS
8 175 (11.36%) Web Services
9 163 (10.58%) CSS
10 144 (9.35%) REST
11 127 (8.25%) .NET Framework
12 115 (7.47%) Spring Boot
13 106 (6.88%) .NET Core
14 99 (6.43%) ASP.NET
15 77 (5.00%) HTML5
16 70 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
17 67 (4.35%) Redux
18 66 (4.29%) SOAP
19 63 (4.09%) Kafka
19 63 (4.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 141 (9.16%) Greenfield Project
2 120 (7.79%) Algorithms
3 67 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 59 (3.83%) Robotics
5 54 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (3.18%) Cloud Native
7 44 (2.86%) Fixed Income
8 41 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
9 32 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
10 30 (1.95%) Data Structures
10 30 (1.95%) User Experience
11 26 (1.69%) Public Cloud
12 22 (1.43%) Mobile App
13 20 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.10%) Derivative
14 17 (1.10%) Management Information System
15 16 (1.04%) CAN bus
16 10 (0.65%) IVR
17 9 (0.58%) Client/Server
18 8 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 317 (20.58%) Linux
2 215 (13.96%) Windows
3 89 (5.78%) Unix
4 45 (2.92%) Embedded Linux
5 42 (2.73%) Android
6 41 (2.66%) Apple iOS
7 36 (2.34%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.65%) VxWorks
9 6 (0.39%) CentOS
9 6 (0.39%) Fedora
10 3 (0.19%) SafeRTOS
11 2 (0.13%) FreeRTOS
11 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.065%) AIX
12 1 (0.065%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.065%) Tizen
12 1 (0.065%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,525 (99.03%) Software Engineering
2 738 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
3 355 (23.05%) Microservices
4 317 (20.58%) TDD
5 259 (16.82%) DevOps
6 246 (15.97%) Mentoring
7 244 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
8 218 (14.16%) Test Automation
9 209 (13.57%) OO
10 188 (12.21%) Scrum
11 181 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
12 149 (9.68%) Unit Testing
13 143 (9.29%) Computer Science
14 133 (8.64%) Open Source
15 118 (7.66%) SDLC
16 111 (7.21%) Machine Learning
17 107 (6.95%) Continuous Delivery
18 106 (6.88%) MVC
19 104 (6.75%) Fintech
20 98 (6.36%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 705 (45.78%) Java
2 490 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 465 (30.19%) C#
4 386 (25.06%) C++
5 318 (20.65%) Python
6 309 (20.06%) SQL
7 268 (17.40%) C
8 108 (7.01%) TypeScript
9 105 (6.82%) Java 8
10 70 (4.55%) Scala
11 67 (4.35%) Kotlin
12 66 (4.29%) Go
13 61 (3.96%) Ruby
14 53 (3.44%) Embedded C
15 51 (3.31%) PHP
16 42 (2.73%) R
17 40 (2.60%) T-SQL
18 35 (2.27%) ES6
19 34 (2.21%) Ada
20 33 (2.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 247 (16.04%) Degree
2 51 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.36%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
5 14 (0.91%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.19%) MCSD
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.13%) CISMP
7 2 (0.13%) CISSP
7 2 (0.13%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.13%) PhD
8 1 (0.065%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.065%) HND
8 1 (0.065%) MCIPD
8 1 (0.065%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.48%) QA
2 16 (1.04%) GDPR
3 7 (0.45%) ISO 15022
3 7 (0.45%) ISO 20022
4 5 (0.32%) IFRS
5 4 (0.26%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.26%) MISRA
5 4 (0.26%) PSD2
6 3 (0.19%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 26262
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.065%) IEC 61131
8 1 (0.065%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 315 (20.45%) Docker
2 27 (1.75%) Firmware
3 6 (0.39%) GridGain
4 2 (0.13%) Varnish
5 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.065%) vSphere
5 1 (0.065%) zsh
Systems Management
1 231 (15.00%) Kubernetes
2 113 (7.34%) Terraform
3 32 (2.08%) Ansible
4 19 (1.23%) Marathon
4 19 (1.23%) Mesos
5 17 (1.10%) BMC PATROL
6 16 (1.04%) Puppet
7 13 (0.84%) Kibana
8 12 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.52%) Oozie
10 6 (0.39%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.32%) Rancher
12 4 (0.26%) Grafana
12 4 (0.26%) Wonderware InTouch
13 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.065%) Docker Swarm
14 1 (0.065%) Ganglia
14 1 (0.065%) Packer
Vendors
1 139 (9.03%) Microsoft
2 81 (5.26%) Google
3 75 (4.87%) Sage
4 62 (4.03%) WorldPay
5 59 (3.83%) Oracle
6 41 (2.66%) FIS
7 20 (1.30%) Perforce
8 13 (0.84%) Apple
9 10 (0.65%) Avaya
9 10 (0.65%) Genesys
10 9 (0.58%) Atlassian
10 9 (0.58%) Green Hills
11 8 (0.52%) Actian
11 8 (0.52%) Dynatrace
12 7 (0.45%) Facebook
12 7 (0.45%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.45%) TOWER Software
13 6 (0.39%) Charles River
14 5 (0.32%) Autodesk
14 5 (0.32%) IBM