The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 457 505
Rank change year-on-year +42 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 530 618 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.59% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.61% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 431 493 443
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 498 £55,000 +10.00% 78
London -36 121 £65,000 +8.33% 20
South East +40 106 £55,000 +10.00% 18
South West +44 66 £38,049 -19.89% 10
Yorkshire +82 65 £55,000 +25.00% 6
East of England +1 52 £47,500 -8.65% 9
North West -3 45 £51,250 +7.89% 10
Manchester -14 39 £53,750 +13.15% 7
Hampshire +26 38 £55,000 +4.76% 7
West Yorkshire +44 37 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Leeds +50 35 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Berkshire +44 34 £63,750 +27.50% 5
Somerset +22 31 £33,000 -30.52% 1
Scotland +12 25 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Cambridgeshire -9 25 £45,000 -13.46% 4
West Midlands +28 23 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Southampton +18 20 £55,000 - 3
East Midlands +16 20 £43,500 +8.75%
Cambridge -22 19 £45,000 -13.46% 2
Edinburgh +7 18 £50,000 +17.64% 7
South Yorkshire +20 17 £60,000 +36.36%
Sheffield +19 17 £60,000 +36.36%
Leicestershire - 17 £44,500 -
City of London +18 16 £65,000 +8.33% 8
Hertfordshire +3 14 £65,000 +13.04% 3
Leicester - 14 £45,000 -
Reading +34 12 £56,250 +12.50% 3
Dorset +31 12 £40,000 -8.57% 2
Warwick +44 11 £45,000 -14.28%
Warwickshire +39 11 £45,000 -20.00%

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1063 (98.79%) Software Engineering
2 443 (41.17%) Agile Software Development
3 420 (39.03%) Java
4 413 (38.38%) C#
5 407 (37.83%) C++
6 337 (31.32%) JavaScript
7 329 (30.58%) SQL
8 278 (25.84%) .NET
9 277 (25.74%) Linux
10 256 (23.79%) HTML
11 240 (22.30%) OO
11 240 (22.30%) Degree
12 216 (20.07%) Windows
13 211 (19.61%) Python
14 205 (19.05%) TDD
15 203 (18.87%) C
16 196 (18.22%) CSS
16 196 (18.22%) Continuous Integration
16 196 (18.22%) Git (software)
17 179 (16.64%) SQL Server
18 169 (15.71%) Scrum
18 169 (15.71%) NoSQL
19 160 (14.87%) MVC
20 144 (13.38%) Multithreading
20 144 (13.38%) Computer Science
21 131 (12.17%) AngularJS
22 130 (12.08%) Web Services
23 128 (11.90%) Subversion
24 126 (11.71%) Automated Testing
25 119 (11.06%) ASP.NET

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 42 (3.90%) Tomcat
2 40 (3.72%) Apache Spark
3 39 (3.62%) JBoss
4 38 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (3.53%) IIS
5 23 (2.14%) Apache
6 20 (1.86%) SharePoint
7 16 (1.49%) WebSphere
8 15 (1.39%) Jetty
8 15 (1.39%) nginx
9 14 (1.30%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.74%) Confluence
11 7 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.65%) CMS
11 7 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.56%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.46%) Drupal
14 3 (0.28%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (2.04%) MS Office
2 18 (1.67%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.46%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.093%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.093%) MS Project
7 1 (0.093%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.46%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.093%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 92 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.88%) SaaS
4 20 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.67%) Office 365
6 11 (1.02%) CloudFront
7 10 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.56%) Sumo Logic
9 5 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.46%) iTunes
9 5 (0.46%) PaaS
10 4 (0.37%) GitHub
11 3 (0.28%) Data Lake Analytics
11 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.28%) Slack
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.19%) Google Play
13 1 (0.093%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.093%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 65 (6.04%) TCP/IP
2 46 (4.28%) HTTP
3 38 (3.53%) Internet
4 27 (2.51%) Wireless
5 18 (1.67%) Bluetooth
5 18 (1.67%) LDAP
6 15 (1.39%) 802.11
7 12 (1.12%) FTP
7 12 (1.12%) Kerberos
7 12 (1.12%) SNMP
8 11 (1.02%) 3G
8 11 (1.02%) GSM
9 10 (0.93%) Network Security
10 9 (0.84%) DNS
11 8 (0.74%) 4G
11 8 (0.74%) Ethernet
11 8 (0.74%) Firewall
11 8 (0.74%) HTTPS
11 8 (0.74%) OpenFlow
12 6 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (16.64%) SQL Server
2 169 (15.71%) NoSQL
3 108 (10.04%) MySQL
4 93 (8.64%) MongoDB
5 57 (5.30%) Big Data
6 44 (4.09%) Relational Database
7 43 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (3.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 35 (3.25%) Hadoop
10 20 (1.86%) Redis
11 16 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.39%) HBase
12 15 (1.39%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.30%) InterSystems Cache
13 14 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (1.30%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (1.12%) Blockchain
16 11 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (0.93%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 196 (18.22%) Git (software)
2 128 (11.90%) Subversion
3 109 (10.13%) Visual Studio
4 75 (6.97%) Jenkins
5 61 (5.67%) Mercurial
6 60 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 47 (4.37%) Maven
8 45 (4.18%) JUnit
9 38 (3.53%) JIRA
10 37 (3.44%) Ant
10 37 (3.44%) Selenium
11 27 (2.51%) Eclipse
11 27 (2.51%) Hudson
12 23 (2.14%) Grunt
13 20 (1.86%) Babel
14 19 (1.77%) webpack
15 18 (1.67%) TeamCity
16 15 (1.39%) NUnit
17 14 (1.30%) gulp
17 14 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 115 (10.69%) Finance
2 68 (6.32%) Electronics
3 51 (4.74%) Games
4 32 (2.97%) Retail
5 28 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.04%) Banking
7 17 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.49%) Marketing
9 14 (1.30%) Aerospace
10 13 (1.21%) Automotive
11 12 (1.12%) Billing
12 10 (0.93%) Back Office
13 8 (0.74%) Advertising
13 8 (0.74%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.56%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.46%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.46%) Legal
15 5 (0.46%) Publishing
16 3 (0.28%) Front Office
16 3 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (25.84%) .NET
2 256 (23.79%) HTML
3 196 (18.22%) CSS
4 131 (12.17%) AngularJS
5 130 (12.08%) Web Services
6 119 (11.06%) ASP.NET
7 113 (10.50%) Spring
8 107 (9.94%) REST
9 100 (9.29%) XML
10 90 (8.36%) WPF
11 85 (7.90%) Node.js
11 85 (7.90%) RESTful
12 83 (7.71%) HTML5
13 78 (7.25%) jQuery
14 73 (6.78%) Hibernate
15 68 (6.32%) React
16 58 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC
17 56 (5.20%) .NET Framework
17 56 (5.20%) JSON
18 48 (4.46%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 144 (13.38%) Computer Science
2 116 (10.78%) Algorithms
3 87 (8.09%) Data Structures
4 51 (4.74%) Embedded Systems
5 41 (3.81%) Fintech
6 40 (3.72%) User Experience
7 33 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
8 25 (2.32%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.30%) Internet of Things
12 10 (0.93%) Animation
12 10 (0.93%) PMI
13 9 (0.84%) Device Driver
14 8 (0.74%) Blog
14 8 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.74%) Social Media
14 8 (0.74%) Xbox
15 7 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 277 (25.74%) Linux
2 216 (20.07%) Windows
3 49 (4.55%) Android
4 33 (3.07%) Unix
5 20 (1.86%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.49%) Windows XP
8 13 (1.21%) Embedded Linux
9 12 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.84%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.65%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.56%) Solaris
12 6 (0.56%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.37%) VMS
15 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.093%) CentOS
16 1 (0.093%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.093%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1063 (98.79%) Software Engineering
2 443 (41.17%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (22.30%) OO
4 205 (19.05%) TDD
5 196 (18.22%) Continuous Integration
6 169 (15.71%) Scrum
7 160 (14.87%) MVC
8 144 (13.38%) Multithreading
9 126 (11.71%) Automated Testing
10 111 (10.32%) Unit Testing
11 110 (10.22%) Mentoring
12 91 (8.46%) DevOps
13 89 (8.27%) Microservices
14 80 (7.43%) Open Source
15 73 (6.78%) Mathematics
16 69 (6.41%) OOP
17 66 (6.13%) SDLC
17 66 (6.13%) UML
18 65 (6.04%) Pair Programming
19 55 (5.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 420 (39.03%) Java
2 413 (38.38%) C#
3 407 (37.83%) C++
4 337 (31.32%) JavaScript
5 329 (30.58%) SQL
6 211 (19.61%) Python
7 203 (18.87%) C
8 83 (7.71%) PHP
9 76 (7.06%) Ruby
10 55 (5.11%) Embedded C
11 42 (3.90%) Scala
12 40 (3.72%) Perl
13 39 (3.62%) Go
14 29 (2.70%) PowerShell
15 26 (2.42%) ES6
16 24 (2.23%) Embedded C++
17 23 (2.14%) Shell Script
18 21 (1.95%) Groovy
19 19 (1.77%) Elixir
20 14 (1.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 240 (22.30%) Degree
2 48 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.93%) PMI Certification
5 9 (0.84%) PhD
6 8 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (0.28%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.19%) HNC
9 2 (0.19%) HND
10 1 (0.093%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.093%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.20%) QA
2 6 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.37%) GCP
4 3 (0.28%) MISRA
5 2 (0.19%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.19%) JTAG
6 1 (0.093%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.093%) Section 508
6 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (4.18%) Docker
2 21 (1.95%) Firmware
3 14 (1.30%) HDFS
4 13 (1.21%) Active Directory
5 12 (1.12%) NFS
6 10 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (0.84%) KVM
8 5 (0.46%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.093%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.093%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (2.70%) Puppet
2 20 (1.86%) Ansible
3 16 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.21%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.84%) Nagios
6 8 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (0.74%) Mesos
6 8 (0.74%) rkt
7 6 (0.56%) Grafana
7 6 (0.56%) Opsview
7 6 (0.56%) Riemann
8 5 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.19%) Oozie
9 2 (0.19%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.093%) FreeIPA
10 1 (0.093%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 117 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 69 (6.41%) Oracle
3 27 (2.51%) Google
4 22 (2.04%) Adobe
4 22 (2.04%) Splunk
5 21 (1.95%) Dell
6 16 (1.49%) HP
6 16 (1.49%) VMware
7 14 (1.30%) Altova
7 14 (1.30%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.30%) ILOG
7 14 (1.30%) Zend
8 13 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.65%) Cloudera
9 7 (0.65%) Fiorano
9 7 (0.65%) Hortonworks
9 7 (0.65%) Sophos
9 7 (0.65%) Talend
9 7 (0.65%) Twitter
9 7 (0.65%) WSO2
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £64000 per annum + Superb Package , incl Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Revolution Technology
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum £5k bonus, pension, healthcare and more!
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 3 days ago