The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 32106 34362 33671
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.18% 31.05% 30.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.78% 32.79% 32.05%
Number of salaries quoted 28135 30358 30605
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107809 104785 105042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89260 86303 89863
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer within the UK.

Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Developer over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 within the UK.

Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 30162 £42,500 +6.25% 4526
London -1 12707 £52,500 +5.00% 1546
South East 0 5529 £40,000 - 784
City of London 0 3045 £55,000 - 537
North West 0 2469 £37,500 +7.14% 584
South West 0 2222 £37,000 +5.71% 414
Yorkshire 0 2205 £35,000 - 401
East of England 0 2010 £40,000 - 299
West Midlands 0 1593 £37,500 +7.14% 251
Manchester 0 1486 £37,500 +7.14% 314
West Yorkshire 0 1366 £37,500 +7.14% 232
Surrey 0 1227 £45,000 +5.88% 135
East Midlands 0 1208 £37,500 +7.14% 164
Hampshire 0 1123 £39,000 +11.42% 185
Scotland -1 1047 £40,000 - 202
Berkshire -5 888 £40,000 -5.88% 121
Leeds -1 881 £40,000 +14.28% 138
Bristol 0 684 £37,500 +7.14% 122
Cambridgeshire 0 659 £40,000 +6.66% 107
Hertfordshire -1 563 £41,000 +2.50% 64
East Sussex 0 511 £38,250 +9.28% 52
Oxfordshire 0 504 £40,000 +6.66% 113
Cheshire -1 504 £37,500 +7.14% 146
Nottinghamshire 0 496 £35,000 - 54
Birmingham +1 491 £37,500 +7.14% 82
Buckinghamshire -1 489 £38,250 -4.37% 46
Brighton 0 468 £40,000 +14.28% 36
Glasgow 0 452 £40,000 - 83
Cambridge -1 449 £40,000 +6.66% 78
Edinburgh 0 433 £40,000 - 77

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 28218 (42.30%) .NET
2 28100 (42.13%) C#
3 27740 (41.59%) JavaScript
4 26694 (40.02%) HTML
5 24064 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
6 23660 (35.47%) CSS
7 23235 (34.83%) SQL
8 21571 (32.34%) SQL Server
9 18730 (28.08%) ASP.NET
10 17997 (26.98%) MVC
11 16898 (25.33%) Java
12 15558 (23.32%) jQuery
13 12113 (18.16%) OO
14 11935 (17.89%) TDD
15 11476 (17.20%) Finance
16 10273 (15.40%) HTML5
17 10100 (15.14%) Microsoft
18 10023 (15.03%) Degree
19 9824 (14.73%) XML
20 9081 (13.61%) PHP
21 8854 (13.27%) Web Services
22 8688 (13.03%) Scrum
23 8583 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC
24 7832 (11.74%) MySQL
25 6845 (10.26%) Software Engineering
26 6809 (10.21%) WCF
27 6655 (9.98%) Linux
28 6640 (9.95%) CSS3
29 6620 (9.92%) .NET Framework
30 6564 (9.84%) Oracle

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3233 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 2966 (4.45%) CMS
3 2779 (4.17%) Node.js
4 2084 (3.12%) Apache
5 1797 (2.69%) IIS
6 1735 (2.60%) Tomcat
7 1581 (2.37%) WordPress
8 1312 (1.97%) Drupal
9 1044 (1.57%) JBoss
10 952 (1.43%) Umbraco
11 835 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 803 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 774 (1.16%) WebSphere
14 743 (1.11%) WebLogic
15 686 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
16 522 (0.78%) Apache Solr
17 440 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
18 390 (0.58%) nginx
19 382 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
20 334 (0.50%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4836 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 1531 (2.30%) Photoshop
3 706 (1.06%) MS Office
4 535 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
5 252 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 195 (0.29%) PowerPivot
7 191 (0.29%) Fireworks
8 162 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 121 (0.18%) MS Visio
10 80 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
11 75 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
12 62 (0.093%) InDesign
13 27 (0.040%) MS Project
14 24 (0.036%) AutoCAD
14 24 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
15 18 (0.027%) Adobe Captivate
16 17 (0.025%) Maya
17 15 (0.022%) Mingle
18 13 (0.019%) GIMP
19 12 (0.018%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 907 (1.36%) Magento
2 867 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 221 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 199 (0.30%) Google Analytics
5 183 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 173 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 164 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 126 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 97 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
10 80 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
11 74 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 72 (0.11%) Markit EDM
13 62 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
13 62 (0.093%) Visualfiles
14 57 (0.085%) Shopify
15 56 (0.084%) Sophis RISQUE
16 51 (0.076%) Oracle ERP
17 46 (0.069%) Endur
17 46 (0.069%) Oracle Financials
17 46 (0.069%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 990 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 905 (1.36%) SaaS
3 802 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 532 (0.80%) GitHub
5 221 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 211 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 156 (0.23%) Force.com
8 135 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 128 (0.19%) PaaS
10 122 (0.18%) Office 365
11 87 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 80 (0.12%) Trello
13 63 (0.094%) Heroku
14 53 (0.079%) Amazon SQS
15 46 (0.069%) Google App Engine
16 34 (0.051%) Google Apps
17 32 (0.048%) IaaS
18 23 (0.034%) Amazon EMR
19 15 (0.022%) Rackspace Cloud
20 13 (0.019%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1959 (2.94%) Internet
2 1240 (1.86%) HTTP
3 755 (1.13%) Intranet
4 436 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 186 (0.28%) LDAP
6 184 (0.28%) DNS
7 169 (0.25%) Extranet
8 155 (0.23%) Broadband
9 151 (0.23%) SSL
10 110 (0.16%) FTP
11 103 (0.15%) VoIP
12 102 (0.15%) SAN
12 102 (0.15%) SSH
13 87 (0.13%) Firewall
14 81 (0.12%) SMTP
15 79 (0.12%) Wireless
16 64 (0.096%) SNMP
17 63 (0.094%) CTI
18 62 (0.093%) HTTPS
19 51 (0.076%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21571 (32.34%) SQL Server
2 7832 (11.74%) MySQL
3 4421 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 4123 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4114 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3528 (5.29%) Relational Database
7 2850 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
8 2436 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 2333 (3.50%) NoSQL
10 2322 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1744 (2.61%) MongoDB
12 1675 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
13 1535 (2.30%) Big Data
14 1455 (2.18%) RDBMS
15 1372 (2.06%) Oracle Database
16 978 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
17 818 (1.23%) Hadoop
18 774 (1.16%) OLAP
19 593 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
20 581 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6085 (9.12%) Git (software)
2 4597 (6.89%) Visual Studio
3 4277 (6.41%) Subversion
4 2634 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 2455 (3.68%) NUnit
6 2009 (3.01%) Maven
7 1715 (2.57%) JUnit
8 1598 (2.40%) Rhino Mocks
9 1495 (2.24%) Eclipse
10 1439 (2.16%) Jenkins
11 1181 (1.77%) JIRA
12 1149 (1.72%) Moq
13 1086 (1.63%) Selenium
14 887 (1.33%) Cucumber
15 833 (1.25%) Ant
16 795 (1.19%) TeamCity
17 743 (1.11%) MSTest
18 604 (0.91%) Xcode
19 574 (0.86%) Jasmine
20 472 (0.71%) Hudson
General
1 11476 (17.20%) Finance
2 3612 (5.42%) Banking
3 3007 (4.51%) Marketing
4 2644 (3.96%) Retail
5 2016 (3.02%) Games
6 1897 (2.84%) Front Office
7 1660 (2.49%) Advertising
8 1512 (2.27%) Investment Banking
9 1356 (2.03%) Telecoms
10 769 (1.15%) Back Office
11 674 (1.01%) Legal
12 672 (1.01%) Publishing
13 569 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 568 (0.85%) Law
15 452 (0.68%) Manufacturing
16 408 (0.61%) Automotive
17 216 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
18 190 (0.28%) Multimedia
19 165 (0.25%) Electronics
20 137 (0.21%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28218 (42.30%) .NET
2 26694 (40.02%) HTML
3 23660 (35.47%) CSS
4 18730 (28.08%) ASP.NET
5 15558 (23.32%) jQuery
6 10273 (15.40%) HTML5
7 9824 (14.73%) XML
8 8854 (13.27%) Web Services
9 8583 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6809 (10.21%) WCF
11 6640 (9.95%) CSS3
12 6620 (9.92%) .NET Framework
13 5830 (8.74%) Ajax
14 5400 (8.10%) Spring
15 4138 (6.20%) AngularJS
16 3878 (5.81%) WPF
17 3644 (5.46%) JSON
18 3375 (5.06%) J2EE
19 3339 (5.01%) Hibernate
20 3253 (4.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5960 (8.94%) Computer Science
2 3588 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3339 (5.01%) User Experience
4 3088 (4.63%) Mobile App
5 2539 (3.81%) Open Source
6 1907 (2.86%) Mathematics
7 1355 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 1341 (2.01%) Algorithms
9 1173 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1019 (1.53%) Derivative
11 934 (1.40%) iPhone
12 898 (1.35%) Social Media
13 858 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
14 848 (1.27%) Hedge funds
15 834 (1.25%) N-Tier
16 813 (1.22%) Data Structures
17 742 (1.11%) Fixed Income
18 741 (1.11%) Visualisation
19 724 (1.09%) Client/Server
20 625 (0.94%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6655 (9.98%) Linux
2 6122 (9.18%) Windows
3 3516 (5.27%) Android
4 3434 (5.15%) Apple iOS
5 3433 (5.15%) UNIX
6 310 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 300 (0.45%) Windows Phone
8 275 (0.41%) Solaris
9 208 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 207 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 193 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 173 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 166 (0.25%) CentOS
14 164 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 141 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
16 134 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
17 130 (0.19%) Debian
18 112 (0.17%) Windows 7
19 108 (0.16%) AIX
20 79 (0.12%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24064 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
2 17997 (26.98%) MVC
3 12113 (18.16%) OO
4 11935 (17.89%) TDD
5 8688 (13.03%) Scrum
6 6845 (10.26%) Software Engineering
7 6081 (9.12%) E-Commerce
8 5412 (8.11%) Web Development
9 4762 (7.14%) OOP
10 4440 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
11 4324 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
12 4274 (6.41%) BDD
13 3990 (5.98%) Unit Testing
14 3351 (5.02%) Multithreading
15 2816 (4.22%) Web Application Development
16 2732 (4.10%) Mentoring
17 2591 (3.88%) ETL
18 2582 (3.87%) OOD
19 2244 (3.36%) SOA
20 2242 (3.36%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 28100 (42.13%) C#
2 27740 (41.59%) JavaScript
3 23235 (34.83%) SQL
4 16898 (25.33%) Java
5 9081 (13.61%) PHP
6 5637 (8.45%) C++
7 5378 (8.06%) T-SQL
8 4619 (6.92%) VB.NET
9 3613 (5.42%) Python
10 2555 (3.83%) Ruby
11 2134 (3.20%) VB
12 2124 (3.18%) C
13 1896 (2.84%) PL/SQL
14 1666 (2.50%) PHP5
15 1647 (2.47%) Objective-C
16 1407 (2.11%) Perl
17 1083 (1.62%) VBA
18 736 (1.10%) Scala
19 733 (1.10%) VB6
20 579 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10023 (15.03%) Degree
2 1152 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 954 (1.43%) Security Cleared
4 511 (0.77%) SC Cleared
5 421 (0.63%) PhD
6 371 (0.56%) MCSD
7 305 (0.46%) MCTS
8 289 (0.43%) MCP
9 230 (0.34%) MCAD
10 146 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 142 (0.21%) Sun Certification
12 73 (0.11%) HND
13 62 (0.093%) MCSE
14 57 (0.085%) Oracle Certification
15 55 (0.082%) MCITP
16 51 (0.076%) OCPJP
16 51 (0.076%) MCPD
17 37 (0.055%) CFA
18 36 (0.054%) Postgraduate
19 32 (0.048%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1977 (2.96%) QA
2 328 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 223 (0.33%) SLA
4 94 (0.14%) WCAG
5 68 (0.10%) WAI
6 60 (0.090%) PCI DSS
7 46 (0.069%) Data Quality
8 38 (0.057%) HL7
9 33 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
10 32 (0.048%) EMIR
11 28 (0.042%) Solvency II
12 25 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 23 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 19 (0.028%) GAMP
15 16 (0.024%) Basel III
16 12 (0.018%) UCITS
16 12 (0.018%) ISO 14001
17 10 (0.015%) TickIT
18 7 (0.010%) Basel II
18 7 (0.010%) COBIT
System Software
1 224 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 122 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (0.13%) Varnish
4 58 (0.087%) Firmware
5 51 (0.076%) HDFS
6 43 (0.064%) Hyper-V
7 39 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
8 35 (0.052%) Docker
9 23 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (0.031%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 15 (0.022%) vSphere
12 13 (0.019%) Apache Flume
12 13 (0.019%) VirtualBox
13 11 (0.016%) Oracle RMAN
13 11 (0.016%) KVM
14 9 (0.013%) Kamailio
15 7 (0.010%) Squid
16 6 (0.009%) Snort
17 5 (0.007%) Samba
17 5 (0.007%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 361 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
2 357 (0.54%) Puppet
3 85 (0.13%) Vagrant
4 84 (0.13%) Ansible
5 70 (0.10%) logstash
6 64 (0.096%) HP Quality Center
7 62 (0.093%) Capistrano
8 52 (0.078%) StatsD
8 52 (0.078%) Nagios
9 37 (0.055%) YUM
10 33 (0.049%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 33 (0.049%) Hadoop YARN
11 29 (0.043%) Kibana
12 28 (0.042%) SCOM
13 26 (0.039%) OpenView
14 22 (0.033%) MOM
15 16 (0.024%) Plesk
16 15 (0.022%) Tivoli
17 13 (0.019%) HAProxy
18 12 (0.018%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 10100 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 6564 (9.84%) Oracle
3 1853 (2.78%) Zend
4 1672 (2.51%) Google
5 1237 (1.85%) Adobe
6 1199 (1.80%) Facebook
7 817 (1.22%) Twitter
8 736 (1.10%) IBM
9 720 (1.08%) SAP
10 684 (1.03%) Business Objects
11 649 (0.97%) Sybase
12 590 (0.88%) Sitecore
13 559 (0.84%) Cognos
14 512 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
15 502 (0.75%) Apple
16 468 (0.70%) Informatica
17 387 (0.58%) TIBCO
18 382 (0.57%) EPiServer
19 304 (0.46%) Telerik
20 278 (0.42%) hybris
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