Period
to 14 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 272 345 371
Rank change year-on-year +73 +26 +131
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1,597 1,497 1,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.92% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.95% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,152 1,211 1,270
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £42,000 £42,500 £41,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 131,050 156,855 173,523
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.89% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 104,852 126,371 139,173
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +73 1,421 £60,000 - 308
UK excluding London +87 1,092 £55,000 +4.76% 245
London +26 480 £77,500 +6.90% 94
South East +68 401 £56,000 +1.82% 71
North of England +126 261 £55,000 +10.00% 49
North West +99 150 £55,294 +5.32% 30
Scotland +64 124 £45,000 - 22
East of England +67 99 £55,000 +4.76% 41
Midlands +76 91 £52,500 -8.70% 24
South West -54 87 £52,500 +5.00% 30
West Midlands +53 64 £55,000 -12.00% 21
Yorkshire +21 62 £55,000 +10.00% 15
North East +46 49 £47,500 - 4
Wales -8 26 £45,500 -9.00% 8
East Midlands +15 24 £47,500 -11.63% 3
Northern Ireland -11 4 £55,000 +10.00% 2

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 1,574 (98.56%) Software Engineering
2 799 (50.03%) Agile Software Development
3 650 (40.70%) Java
4 591 (37.01%) C#
5 582 (36.44%) JavaScript
6 469 (29.37%) C++
7 454 (28.43%) AWS
8 397 (24.86%) .NET
9 393 (24.61%) Python
10 356 (22.29%) Linux
11 347 (21.73%) TDD
12 345 (21.60%) SQL
13 328 (20.54%) Git (software)
13 328 (20.54%) Degree
13 328 (20.54%) Microservices
14 300 (18.79%) C
15 286 (17.91%) Node.js
16 277 (17.35%) Docker
17 267 (16.72%) DevOps
18 261 (16.34%) Azure
19 256 (16.03%) Windows
20 252 (15.78%) HTML
21 244 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
22 227 (14.21%) React
23 225 (14.09%) RESTful
24 222 (13.90%) Mentoring
25 220 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
26 206 (12.90%) Web Services
27 203 (12.71%) Test Automation
28 200 (12.52%) CSS

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 60 (3.76%) Confluence
2 46 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 22 (1.38%) Tomcat
5 14 (0.88%) Apache
6 11 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (0.69%) Hyperledger
6 11 (0.69%) JBoss
6 11 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.50%) NServiceBus
8 7 (0.44%) IIS
8 7 (0.44%) Jetty
9 6 (0.38%) Drupal
9 6 (0.38%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.31%) CMS
11 4 (0.25%) GeoServer
11 4 (0.25%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
12 3 (0.19%) Tornado
12 3 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (0.88%) MS Visio
1 14 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (0.50%) Simulink
3 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.13%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.063%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (1.63%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.25%) Magento
4 3 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.063%) Quorum
5 1 (0.063%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.063%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.063%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 454 (28.43%) AWS
2 261 (16.34%) Azure
3 149 (9.33%) Serverless
4 108 (6.76%) AWS Lambda
5 102 (6.39%) Amazon S3
6 88 (5.51%) GCP
7 86 (5.39%) Amazon EC2
8 84 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
9 56 (3.51%) SaaS
10 55 (3.44%) OpenShift
11 49 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
12 44 (2.76%) Amazon ECS
13 43 (2.69%) GitHub
14 39 (2.44%) Sage Pay
15 37 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (0.81%) npm
16 13 (0.81%) Power Platform
17 8 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
18 6 (0.38%) Azure Functions
18 6 (0.38%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.19%) TCP/IP
2 28 (1.75%) HTTP
3 27 (1.69%) Wireless
4 21 (1.31%) Internet
5 18 (1.13%) RS-232
5 18 (1.13%) RS-485
6 13 (0.81%) VoIP
7 10 (0.63%) Bluetooth
7 10 (0.63%) DNS
7 10 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (0.63%) ZigBee
8 9 (0.56%) Ethernet
9 8 (0.50%) Firewall
10 6 (0.38%) Diameter Protocol
10 6 (0.38%) Network Security
10 6 (0.38%) SNMP
11 5 (0.31%) 4G
12 4 (0.25%) Broadband
12 4 (0.25%) LTE
12 4 (0.25%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (8.64%) MongoDB
2 118 (7.39%) SQL Server
3 117 (7.33%) MySQL
4 105 (6.57%) NoSQL
5 93 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
6 82 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
7 74 (4.63%) Big Data
8 67 (4.20%) Relational Database
9 39 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 34 (2.13%) Hadoop
11 30 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 30 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
11 30 (1.88%) Redis
12 20 (1.25%) Blockchain
13 15 (0.94%) GIS
14 13 (0.81%) Amazon Athena
14 13 (0.81%) BigQuery
14 13 (0.81%) Data Mining
15 12 (0.75%) Neo4j
16 11 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 328 (20.54%) Git (software)
2 179 (11.21%) Jenkins
3 99 (6.20%) JIRA
4 73 (4.57%) Subversion
5 62 (3.88%) Visual Studio
6 46 (2.88%) IntelliJ
7 44 (2.76%) GitLab
8 34 (2.13%) Artifactory
9 31 (1.94%) JUnit
10 30 (1.88%) Selenium
11 29 (1.82%) Hudson
12 28 (1.75%) Bugzilla
12 28 (1.75%) CruiseControl
12 28 (1.75%) Gemini Tracker
12 28 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 26 (1.63%) Eclipse
14 24 (1.50%) NetBeans
15 23 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (1.38%) Maven
17 21 (1.31%) webpack
General
1 186 (11.65%) Finance
2 78 (4.88%) Banking
3 55 (3.44%) Electronics
4 54 (3.38%) Front Office
5 44 (2.76%) Games
6 41 (2.57%) Automotive
7 35 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 33 (2.07%) Public Sector
9 31 (1.94%) Retail
10 29 (1.82%) Advertising
11 26 (1.63%) Marketing
12 24 (1.50%) Aerospace
13 21 (1.31%) Law
14 20 (1.25%) Manufacturing
15 17 (1.06%) Military
16 9 (0.56%) Back Office
16 9 (0.56%) Legal
17 8 (0.50%) Investment Banking
18 6 (0.38%) Multimedia
19 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (24.86%) .NET
2 286 (17.91%) Node.js
3 252 (15.78%) HTML
4 227 (14.21%) React
5 225 (14.09%) RESTful
6 206 (12.90%) Web Services
7 200 (12.52%) CSS
8 184 (11.52%) Spring
9 176 (11.02%) AngularJS
10 120 (7.51%) .NET Core
11 119 (7.45%) .NET Framework
11 119 (7.45%) HTML5
12 106 (6.64%) REST
13 105 (6.57%) ASP.NET
14 97 (6.07%) Spring Boot
15 93 (5.82%) WPF
16 82 (5.13%) Redux
17 68 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
18 58 (3.63%) Swagger
19 57 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 163 (10.21%) Greenfield Project
2 130 (8.14%) Algorithms
3 100 (6.26%) Enterprise Software
4 53 (3.32%) Robotics
5 52 (3.26%) Mobile App
6 51 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (3.07%) Public Cloud
8 48 (3.01%) User Experience
9 44 (2.76%) Fixed Income
10 43 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
11 39 (2.44%) Cloud Native
12 34 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
13 30 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
13 30 (1.88%) Smartphone
14 28 (1.75%) Device Driver
15 26 (1.63%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.94%) Virtual Team
17 12 (0.75%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.75%) Derivative
17 12 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 356 (22.29%) Linux
2 256 (16.03%) Windows
3 60 (3.76%) Unix
4 53 (3.32%) Android
5 35 (2.19%) Embedded Linux
6 25 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 14 (0.88%) CentOS
8 11 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.50%) FreeRTOS
9 8 (0.50%) SUSE
9 8 (0.50%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.50%) VxWorks
10 7 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.38%) Tizen
12 4 (0.25%) Fedora
13 2 (0.13%) SafeRTOS
13 2 (0.13%) ThreadX
14 1 (0.063%) AIX
14 1 (0.063%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,574 (98.56%) Software Engineering
2 799 (50.03%) Agile Software Development
3 347 (21.73%) TDD
4 328 (20.54%) Microservices
5 267 (16.72%) DevOps
6 244 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
7 222 (13.90%) Mentoring
8 220 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
9 203 (12.71%) Test Automation
10 189 (11.83%) OO
11 186 (11.65%) Computer Science
12 176 (11.02%) Scrum
13 164 (10.27%) SDLC
14 123 (7.70%) Unit Testing
15 111 (6.95%) Artificial Intelligence
16 108 (6.76%) Open Source
17 106 (6.64%) E-Commerce
18 105 (6.57%) Machine Learning
19 102 (6.39%) Continuous Delivery
19 102 (6.39%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 650 (40.70%) Java
2 591 (37.01%) C#
3 582 (36.44%) JavaScript
4 469 (29.37%) C++
5 393 (24.61%) Python
6 345 (21.60%) SQL
7 300 (18.79%) C
8 107 (6.70%) TypeScript
9 86 (5.39%) PHP
10 74 (4.63%) Embedded C
11 72 (4.51%) Scala
12 49 (3.07%) Go
12 49 (3.07%) Java 8
13 42 (2.63%) ES6
14 39 (2.44%) R
15 37 (2.32%) Embedded C++
16 34 (2.13%) Ruby
17 33 (2.07%) Kotlin
18 32 (2.00%) XAML
19 30 (1.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 328 (20.54%) Degree
2 78 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (2.07%) Numerate Degree
4 28 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 11 (0.69%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.25%) PhD
8 3 (0.19%) MCSD
9 2 (0.13%) CISMP
9 2 (0.13%) CISSP
10 1 (0.063%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.063%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.70%) QA
2 13 (0.81%) PSD2
3 10 (0.63%) ISO 13485
3 10 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.44%) MISRA
5 6 (0.38%) GDPR
6 5 (0.31%) DO-178B
6 5 (0.31%) IFRS
7 4 (0.25%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.19%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.13%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 26262
9 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.13%) SLA
10 1 (0.063%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 277 (17.35%) Docker
2 15 (0.94%) Firmware
3 9 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.38%) GridGain
5 1 (0.063%) HDFS
5 1 (0.063%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.063%) Varnish
5 1 (0.063%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.063%) zsh
Systems Management
1 187 (11.71%) Kubernetes
2 92 (5.76%) Terraform
3 59 (3.69%) Ansible
4 21 (1.31%) Puppet
5 20 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.44%) Kibana
7 6 (0.38%) Oozie
8 5 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.25%) Marathon
9 4 (0.25%) Mesos
9 4 (0.25%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.13%) Grafana
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Statspack
11 2 (0.13%) Packer
11 2 (0.13%) Rancher
11 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.063%) Ganglia
12 1 (0.063%) Graphite
Vendors
1 165 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 116 (7.26%) Sage
3 80 (5.01%) Google
4 61 (3.82%) Oracle
5 55 (3.44%) WorldPay
6 23 (1.44%) Perforce
7 14 (0.88%) IBM
8 13 (0.81%) FIS
9 9 (0.56%) Apple
9 9 (0.56%) QNX
10 7 (0.44%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.44%) Facebook
10 7 (0.44%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.44%) Sencha
11 6 (0.38%) Charles River
12 5 (0.31%) Autodesk
12 5 (0.31%) Dynatrace
12 5 (0.31%) Green Hills
12 5 (0.31%) TOWER Software
13 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com