Period
to 25 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 196 297 332
Rank change year-on-year +101 +35 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 2,049 751 1,430
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 1.06% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 1.12% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 903 594 1,105
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £35,250
25th Percentile £51,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £58,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +6.36% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,125 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 102,551 67,238 138,278
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.19% 95.03% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 72,936 54,858 111,762
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Engineer over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Top 17 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 25 July 2021. 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 +114 1,862 £65,000 +8.33% 324
London +219 1,107 £80,000 +1.59% 113
UK excluding London -1 837 £55,000 - 241
Work from Home -47 349 £65,000 -5.45% 58
South East +10 256 £60,000 +2.56% 51
North of England -42 196 £54,000 -1.82% 70
South West +19 178 £57,500 +6.98% 26
North West -21 112 £55,000 -4.35% 51
Scotland -23 96 £50,000 -4.76% 20
Yorkshire -43 77 £54,000 -1.82% 17
Midlands -52 73 £55,000 +10.00% 28
West Midlands -39 50 £55,000 - 17
East of England -62 24 £67,500 +8.00% 34
East Midlands -49 23 £50,000 +17.65% 11
Northern Ireland -32 8 £57,500 +4.55% 2
North East -23 7 £60,000 +71.43% 2
Wales -14 6 £62,500 +25.63% 10

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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 2,020 (98.58%) Software Engineering
2 1,034 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
3 821 (40.07%) JavaScript
4 779 (38.02%) Java
5 766 (37.38%) AWS
6 762 (37.19%) React
7 625 (30.50%) Microservices
8 537 (26.21%) Python
9 530 (25.87%) Finance
10 523 (25.52%) Mentoring
11 516 (25.18%) C#
12 509 (24.84%) Node.js
13 505 (24.65%) Docker
14 489 (23.87%) TDD
15 457 (22.30%) .NET
16 447 (21.82%) DevOps
17 419 (20.45%) TypeScript
18 413 (20.16%) Kubernetes
19 393 (19.18%) SQL
20 356 (17.37%) Problem-Solving
20 356 (17.37%) Social Skills
21 355 (17.33%) Azure
22 345 (16.84%) Computer Science
23 337 (16.45%) Test Automation
24 335 (16.35%) PostgreSQL
25 309 (15.08%) AngularJS
26 307 (14.98%) Degree
27 292 (14.25%) Serverless
28 289 (14.10%) Linux
29 287 (14.01%) Scrum

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 93 (4.54%) Elasticsearch
2 56 (2.73%) Confluence
3 54 (2.64%) Apache Spark
4 40 (1.95%) Cloud Foundry
5 38 (1.85%) Apache
6 21 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
6 21 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 17 (0.83%) ArcGIS
7 17 (0.83%) GeoServer
8 13 (0.63%) CMS
9 12 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
9 12 (0.59%) Apache Pulsar
9 12 (0.59%) GemFire
10 11 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.44%) ColdFusion
12 7 (0.34%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.34%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.24%) nginx
13 5 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.15%) Simulink
3 1 (0.049%) Revit
3 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.34%) Magento
3 6 (0.29%) Shopify
4 5 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.24%) Primavera
4 5 (0.24%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.049%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.049%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.049%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.049%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 766 (37.38%) AWS
2 355 (17.33%) Azure
3 292 (14.25%) Serverless
4 218 (10.64%) GCP
5 152 (7.42%) AWS Lambda
6 151 (7.37%) SaaS
7 110 (5.37%) GitHub
8 92 (4.49%) Amazon S3
9 75 (3.66%) Amazon SQS
10 65 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
11 64 (3.12%) Heroku
12 52 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 51 (2.49%) Amazon Kinesis
14 50 (2.44%) Amazon ECS
15 44 (2.15%) PaaS
16 42 (2.05%) AWS Step Functions
17 36 (1.76%) AWS Fargate
18 28 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
19 24 (1.17%) Amazon EKS
20 23 (1.12%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 93 (4.54%) HTTP
2 37 (1.81%) Internet
3 18 (0.88%) Broadband
3 18 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.34%) Ethernet
5 6 (0.29%) VPN
5 6 (0.29%) Wireless
5 6 (0.29%) Wireshark
6 5 (0.24%) Bluetooth
6 5 (0.24%) SSL
6 5 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.20%) RTP
7 4 (0.20%) RTSP
8 3 (0.15%) AMQP
8 3 (0.15%) DVB
8 3 (0.15%) RS-232
8 3 (0.15%) RS-485
8 3 (0.15%) VoIP
9 2 (0.098%) FlexRay
10 1 (0.049%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (16.35%) PostgreSQL
2 216 (10.54%) SQL Server
3 186 (9.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 179 (8.74%) NoSQL
5 177 (8.64%) MySQL
6 159 (7.76%) Relational Database
7 146 (7.13%) Redis
8 136 (6.64%) MongoDB
9 134 (6.54%) Big Data
10 54 (2.64%) Amazon Aurora
11 47 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
12 42 (2.05%) Hadoop
13 41 (2.00%) MariaDB
14 35 (1.71%) HBase
15 34 (1.66%) Oracle Database
16 24 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
17 23 (1.12%) GIS
18 21 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
19 20 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
20 18 (0.88%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 259 (12.64%) Git (software)
2 196 (9.57%) Jenkins
3 104 (5.08%) JIRA
4 63 (3.07%) Cypress.io
5 60 (2.93%) webpack
6 54 (2.64%) JUnit
7 52 (2.54%) TeamCity
8 51 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
9 46 (2.24%) Cucumber
10 41 (2.00%) GitLab
11 38 (1.85%) Babel
11 38 (1.85%) gulp
12 36 (1.76%) git-flow
12 36 (1.76%) Gradle
13 32 (1.56%) Selenium
14 29 (1.42%) Visual Studio
15 25 (1.22%) Mockito
16 21 (1.02%) NUnit
16 21 (1.02%) Toad
17 20 (0.98%) Mocha
General
1 530 (25.87%) Finance
2 356 (17.37%) Social Skills
3 176 (8.59%) Games
4 150 (7.32%) Banking
5 129 (6.30%) Retail
6 126 (6.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 107 (5.22%) Marketing
8 82 (4.00%) Law
9 73 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
10 70 (3.42%) Legal
11 53 (2.59%) Public Sector
12 52 (2.54%) Manufacturing
13 50 (2.44%) Electronics
14 49 (2.39%) Presentation Skills
15 38 (1.85%) Financial Institution
16 31 (1.51%) Telecoms
17 28 (1.37%) Publishing
18 25 (1.22%) Retail Banking
19 24 (1.17%) Advertising
20 22 (1.07%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 762 (37.19%) React
2 509 (24.84%) Node.js
3 457 (22.30%) .NET
4 309 (15.08%) AngularJS
5 280 (13.67%) .NET Core
6 271 (13.23%) REST
7 246 (12.01%) CSS
8 240 (11.71%) GraphQL
9 238 (11.62%) Spring
10 216 (10.54%) Kafka
11 212 (10.35%) HTML
12 211 (10.30%) RESTful
13 209 (10.20%) Web Services
14 187 (9.13%) .NET Framework
15 156 (7.61%) Vue.js
16 125 (6.10%) RabbitMQ
17 111 (5.42%) Redux
18 103 (5.03%) Spring Boot
19 99 (4.83%) ASP.NET
20 92 (4.49%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 194 (9.47%) User Experience
2 117 (5.71%) Algorithms
3 97 (4.73%) Mobile App
4 87 (4.25%) Virtual Team
5 73 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
6 72 (3.51%) Data Structures
7 63 (3.07%) Legacy Systems
8 55 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
9 53 (2.59%) Blog
9 53 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
10 48 (2.34%) Cyberattack
11 40 (1.95%) Cloud Native
12 38 (1.85%) Derivative
13 37 (1.81%) Legacy Code
14 32 (1.56%) Management Information System
15 31 (1.51%) Public Cloud
16 28 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
17 27 (1.32%) Client/Server
18 22 (1.07%) BBC
19 21 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 289 (14.10%) Linux
2 90 (4.39%) Unix
3 76 (3.71%) Windows
4 73 (3.56%) Android
5 54 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 48 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (1.76%) CentOS
8 21 (1.02%) Solaris
9 17 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
9 17 (0.83%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.20%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.098%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.098%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.049%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.049%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,020 (98.58%) Software Engineering
2 1,034 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
3 625 (30.50%) Microservices
4 523 (25.52%) Mentoring
5 489 (23.87%) TDD
6 447 (21.82%) DevOps
7 356 (17.37%) Problem-Solving
8 345 (16.84%) Computer Science
9 337 (16.45%) Test Automation
10 287 (14.01%) Scrum
11 256 (12.49%) OO
12 235 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
13 214 (10.44%) Machine Learning
14 213 (10.40%) Fintech
15 209 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
16 204 (9.96%) Coaching
17 182 (8.88%) BDD
18 180 (8.78%) OOP
19 173 (8.44%) Open Source
20 169 (8.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 821 (40.07%) JavaScript
2 779 (38.02%) Java
3 537 (26.21%) Python
4 516 (25.18%) C#
5 419 (20.45%) TypeScript
6 393 (19.18%) SQL
7 271 (13.23%) C++
8 173 (8.44%) Ruby
9 168 (8.20%) Go
10 135 (6.59%) C
10 135 (6.59%) Scala
11 127 (6.20%) Kotlin
12 113 (5.51%) PHP
13 86 (4.20%) ES6
14 54 (2.64%) Elixir
15 48 (2.34%) Shell Script
16 38 (1.85%) Java 8
16 38 (1.85%) Rust
17 36 (1.76%) Groovy
18 31 (1.51%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 307 (14.98%) Degree
2 143 (6.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 70 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 33 (1.61%) Master's Degree
5 28 (1.37%) SC Cleared
6 16 (0.78%) AWS Certification
7 14 (0.68%) PhD
8 11 (0.54%) OCP
8 11 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.39%) ISEB
9 8 (0.39%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.20%) CITP
10 4 (0.20%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.098%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.049%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.049%) HNC
12 1 (0.049%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (6.83%) QA
2 30 (1.46%) Accessibility
3 9 (0.44%) PSD2
3 9 (0.44%) SLA
4 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.29%) GDPR
6 4 (0.20%) WCAG
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.049%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.049%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.049%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.049%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.049%) MISRA
8 1 (0.049%) SEPA
System Software
1 505 (24.65%) Docker
2 13 (0.63%) ISA Server
3 11 (0.54%) HDFS
4 9 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.29%) Firmware
7 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 413 (20.16%) Kubernetes
2 233 (11.37%) Terraform
3 95 (4.64%) Ansible
4 46 (2.24%) Prometheus
5 43 (2.10%) Grafana
6 34 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.59%) Graphite
8 9 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (0.39%) Puppet
10 3 (0.15%) Argo
11 2 (0.098%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.049%) Consul
12 1 (0.049%) Marathon
12 1 (0.049%) Mesos
12 1 (0.049%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 149 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 123 (6.00%) Google
3 110 (5.37%) Oracle
4 61 (2.98%) Samsung
5 48 (2.34%) Red Hat
6 31 (1.51%) SAP
7 30 (1.46%) Xamarin
8 22 (1.07%) VMware
9 21 (1.02%) PagerDuty
10 17 (0.83%) Splunk
11 16 (0.78%) New Relic
11 16 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.68%) Instagram
13 12 (0.59%) Cadence
14 11 (0.54%) BT
14 11 (0.54%) Okta
15 10 (0.49%) GoldenSource
16 9 (0.44%) Apple
16 9 (0.44%) YouTube
17 8 (0.39%) IBM