Period
to 16 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 16 January 2022.

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 > Work from Home
6 months to
16 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 191 216 191
Rank change year-on-year +25 -25 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 472 120 95
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.66% 1.16% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.22% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 277 111 76
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £46,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £70,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £98,355 £85,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies with a WFH option. 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
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies in Work from Home with a recognized job title 26,897 9,864 7,061
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.55% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21,108 8,732 6,205
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,085
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.60% +4.17%

Senior Software Engineer
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option which featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Senior Software Engineer trend for jobs with a WFH option

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Senior Software Engineer.

Senior Software Engineer salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Senior Software Engineer over the 6 months to 16 January 2022.

Senior Software Engineer salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Jobs with a WFH Option

For the 6 months to 16 January 2022, 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 jobs with a WFH option featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 472 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 242 (51.27%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (38.98%) Java
3 184 (38.98%) AWS
4 173 (36.65%) Finance
5 158 (33.47%) Docker
6 154 (32.63%) Microservices
7 143 (30.30%) C#
8 138 (29.24%) Python
9 135 (28.60%) Azure
10 130 (27.54%) Kubernetes
11 128 (27.12%) Social Skills
12 119 (25.21%) JavaScript
13 111 (23.52%) SQL
14 105 (22.25%) .NET
15 104 (22.03%) React
16 99 (20.97%) Scrum
17 95 (20.13%) TypeScript
18 92 (19.49%) TDD
19 88 (18.64%) PostgreSQL
20 87 (18.43%) Full Stack Development
21 82 (17.37%) Computer Science
22 81 (17.16%) Kafka
22 81 (17.16%) DevOps
23 77 (16.31%) Node.js
24 76 (16.10%) Git (software)
25 75 (15.89%) Mentoring
26 70 (14.83%) REST
27 68 (14.41%) Degree
28 67 (14.19%) Spring

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 33 (6.99%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (3.39%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.69%) Confluence
4 7 (1.48%) Apache
5 6 (1.27%) Apache Pulsar
6 5 (1.06%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.85%) CMS
8 3 (0.64%) CICS
9 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.42%) IIS
9 2 (0.42%) JBoss
10 1 (0.21%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Zeplin
2 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 184 (38.98%) AWS
2 135 (28.60%) Azure
3 60 (12.71%) GCP
4 38 (8.05%) Serverless
5 36 (7.63%) SaaS
6 29 (6.14%) Amazon SQS
7 26 (5.51%) GitHub
8 23 (4.87%) AWS Lambda
9 22 (4.66%) Amazon S3
10 12 (2.54%) Amazon ECS
11 10 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (2.12%) GitHub Actions
12 9 (1.91%) Figma
13 8 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (1.69%) Datadog
13 8 (1.69%) Stripe
14 7 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (1.48%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (1.48%) Azure Machine Learning
15 6 (1.27%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.18%) HTTP
2 10 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (2.12%) Wireless
3 8 (1.69%) Broadband
3 8 (1.69%) MQTT
3 8 (1.69%) ZigBee
4 7 (1.48%) Bluetooth
4 7 (1.48%) PPP
5 6 (1.27%) Internet
6 3 (0.64%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.21%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (18.64%) PostgreSQL
2 64 (13.56%) NoSQL
3 57 (12.08%) Relational Database
4 49 (10.38%) MySQL
5 43 (9.11%) MongoDB
6 29 (6.14%) Amazon Aurora
7 28 (5.93%) Redis
8 24 (5.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 21 (4.45%) RDBMS
10 20 (4.24%) SQL Server
11 15 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.69%) Hadoop
13 7 (1.48%) Big Data
14 5 (1.06%) Amazon Athena
14 5 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.85%) Blockchain
15 4 (0.85%) Flink
15 4 (0.85%) InfluxDB
15 4 (0.85%) Neo4j
16 3 (0.64%) Aerospike
Development Applications
1 76 (16.10%) Git (software)
2 63 (13.35%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.03%) GitLab
4 15 (3.18%) JIRA
5 14 (2.97%) Babel
6 11 (2.33%) Bitbucket
6 11 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.91%) Subversion
7 9 (1.91%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (1.48%) GoogleTest
9 7 (1.48%) TestRail
9 7 (1.48%) Valgrind
10 6 (1.27%) Gradle
10 6 (1.27%) Maven
11 5 (1.06%) CircleCI
11 5 (1.06%) Rational Team Concert
11 5 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.06%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.85%) SonarQube
General
1 173 (36.65%) Finance
2 128 (27.12%) Social Skills
3 59 (12.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 59 (12.50%) Retail
4 50 (10.59%) Games
5 49 (10.38%) Banking
6 28 (5.93%) Billing
7 23 (4.87%) Advertising
8 22 (4.66%) Telecoms
9 20 (4.24%) Legal
10 15 (3.18%) Publishing
11 13 (2.75%) Electronics
11 13 (2.75%) Manufacturing
12 11 (2.33%) Law
12 11 (2.33%) Public Sector
13 8 (1.69%) Front Office
14 6 (1.27%) Marketing
15 5 (1.06%) Automotive
16 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (22.25%) .NET
2 104 (22.03%) React
3 81 (17.16%) Kafka
4 77 (16.31%) Node.js
5 70 (14.83%) REST
6 67 (14.19%) Spring
7 59 (12.50%) .NET Core
8 53 (11.23%) Spring Boot
9 50 (10.59%) AngularJS
10 44 (9.32%) RESTful
11 37 (7.84%) GraphQL
12 35 (7.42%) CSS
12 35 (7.42%) Vue.js
13 33 (6.99%) .NET Framework
13 33 (6.99%) Web Services
14 31 (6.57%) JSON
15 27 (5.72%) HTML
16 25 (5.30%) Lambda Expressions
16 25 (5.30%) Middleware
17 22 (4.66%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.78%) Self-Motivation
2 28 (5.93%) Mobile App
3 27 (5.72%) User Experience
4 21 (4.45%) Cloud Native
4 21 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (3.81%) Legacy Code
6 16 (3.39%) Credit Risk
7 14 (2.97%) Algorithms
7 14 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.12%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.91%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.91%) NHS
10 8 (1.69%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.48%) Blog
11 7 (1.48%) CAN bus
12 6 (1.27%) Home Automation
12 6 (1.27%) Internet of Things
13 5 (1.06%) Derivative
13 5 (1.06%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.06%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 56 (11.86%) Linux
2 17 (3.60%) Embedded Linux
3 16 (3.39%) Unix
4 11 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.91%) VxWorks
6 8 (1.69%) FreeRTOS
7 7 (1.48%) Debian
8 6 (1.27%) Android
9 4 (0.85%) Windows
10 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 242 (51.27%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (32.63%) Microservices
4 99 (20.97%) Scrum
5 92 (19.49%) TDD
6 87 (18.43%) Full Stack Development
7 82 (17.37%) Computer Science
8 81 (17.16%) DevOps
9 75 (15.89%) Mentoring
10 63 (13.35%) Fintech
11 60 (12.71%) Test Automation
12 57 (12.08%) OO
13 50 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (10.59%) SOLID
14 49 (10.38%) Unit Testing
15 48 (10.17%) Open Source
16 41 (8.69%) BDD
17 33 (6.99%) Machine Learning
18 32 (6.78%) Artificial Intelligence
18 32 (6.78%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (38.98%) Java
2 143 (30.30%) C#
3 138 (29.24%) Python
4 119 (25.21%) JavaScript
5 111 (23.52%) SQL
6 95 (20.13%) TypeScript
7 66 (13.98%) Kotlin
8 51 (10.81%) C++
9 43 (9.11%) Go
10 26 (5.51%) Scala
11 20 (4.24%) C
11 20 (4.24%) Rust
12 17 (3.60%) PHP
13 16 (3.39%) Ruby
14 11 (2.33%) Embedded C
14 11 (2.33%) Embedded C++
15 10 (2.12%) Java 8
16 9 (1.91%) Bash
17 8 (1.69%) Clojure
17 8 (1.69%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 68 (14.41%) Degree
2 37 (7.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.69%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.06%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.12%) QA
2 9 (1.91%) SEPA
3 8 (1.69%) SLA
4 6 (1.27%) Accessibility
5 4 (0.85%) ISO 13485
5 4 (0.85%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) DICOM
System Software
1 158 (33.47%) Docker
2 8 (1.69%) Firmware
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.42%) vSphere
3 2 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 130 (27.54%) Kubernetes
2 45 (9.53%) Terraform
3 20 (4.24%) Ansible
3 20 (4.24%) Prometheus
4 10 (2.12%) Grafana
4 10 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.12%) Puppet
5 7 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.42%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (0.42%) SCCM
6 2 (0.42%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Brooklyn
Vendors
1 61 (12.92%) Google
2 34 (7.20%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.45%) Apple
4 16 (3.39%) Oracle
5 11 (2.33%) IBM
6 6 (1.27%) YouTube
7 4 (0.85%) Perforce
7 4 (0.85%) SaltStack
8 3 (0.64%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.64%) Xilinx
9 2 (0.42%) Citrix
9 2 (0.42%) Cognos
9 2 (0.42%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.42%) FNZ
9 2 (0.42%) HP
9 2 (0.42%) New Relic
9 2 (0.42%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.42%) Tanium
9 2 (0.42%) VMware
9 2 (0.42%) Xero