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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 31479 33602 36666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.32% 30.83% 31.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.90% 32.56% 33.52%
Number of salaries quoted 27781 29256 33429
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%

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
105270 103197 109388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.68% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 87760 83673 94207
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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 29580 £42,500 +4.93% 3720
London -1 12197 £52,500 +5.00% 1341
South East 0 5748 £40,000 - 671
City of London 0 2892 £53,000 -3.63% 472
North West 0 2435 £36,250 +3.57% 429
South West 0 2214 £37,000 +5.71% 324
Yorkshire 0 2088 £35,000 - 325
East of England 0 2003 £40,000 - 221
West Midlands 0 1518 £37,500 +7.14% 209
Manchester 0 1453 £36,000 +2.85% 253
West Yorkshire 0 1276 £38,000 +8.57% 195
Surrey 0 1255 £45,000 +5.88% 92
Hampshire 0 1138 £37,500 +7.14% 159
East Midlands 0 1101 £37,500 +7.14% 134
Scotland -1 957 £40,000 - 126
Berkshire -5 899 £42,500 - 124
Leeds -1 866 £40,000 +14.28% 106
Bristol 0 730 £37,500 +7.14% 105
Cambridgeshire 0 653 £40,000 +3.89% 78
Oxfordshire 0 563 £37,500 - 105
Hertfordshire -1 554 £43,000 +7.50% 52
East Sussex 0 537 £40,000 +14.28% 51
Cheshire -1 522 £40,000 +14.28% 100
Brighton 0 496 £40,000 +14.28% 47
Kent 0 481 £40,000 -5.88% 48
Birmingham 0 465 £37,500 +7.14% 67
Nottinghamshire 0 451 £35,500 +1.42% 40
Cambridge -1 449 £40,000 +6.66% 67
Buckinghamshire 0 447 £39,250 -1.87% 42
Glasgow 0 434 £40,000 - 63

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 27284 (42.35%) .NET
2 27251 (42.30%) C#
3 27105 (42.07%) JavaScript
4 26090 (40.50%) HTML
5 23262 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
6 23203 (36.02%) CSS
7 22395 (34.76%) SQL
8 20804 (32.29%) SQL Server
9 18270 (28.36%) ASP.NET
10 17887 (27.76%) MVC
11 16073 (24.95%) Java
12 15221 (23.63%) jQuery
13 11653 (18.09%) TDD
14 11633 (18.06%) OO
15 10974 (17.03%) Finance
16 10167 (15.78%) HTML5
17 9773 (15.17%) Microsoft
18 9470 (14.70%) Degree
19 9337 (14.49%) XML
20 9024 (14.01%) PHP
21 8542 (13.26%) Web Services
22 8515 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC
23 8339 (12.94%) Scrum
24 7707 (11.96%) MySQL
25 6604 (10.25%) CSS3
26 6601 (10.25%) .NET Framework
27 6494 (10.08%) Software Engineering
28 6459 (10.03%) WCF
29 6373 (9.89%) Linux
30 6256 (9.71%) Oracle

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 3045 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 2912 (4.52%) CMS
3 2805 (4.35%) Node.js
4 1998 (3.10%) Apache
5 1722 (2.67%) IIS
6 1660 (2.58%) Tomcat
7 1608 (2.50%) WordPress
8 1297 (2.01%) Drupal
9 1012 (1.57%) JBoss
10 970 (1.51%) Umbraco
11 820 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 772 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 747 (1.16%) WebSphere
14 715 (1.11%) WebLogic
15 664 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
16 506 (0.79%) Apache Solr
17 460 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
18 429 (0.67%) nginx
19 419 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
20 335 (0.52%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4632 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 1499 (2.33%) Photoshop
3 707 (1.10%) MS Office
4 540 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
5 259 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 220 (0.34%) PowerPivot
7 187 (0.29%) Fireworks
8 155 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 132 (0.20%) MS Visio
10 85 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
11 63 (0.098%) InDesign
12 62 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
13 29 (0.045%) AutoCAD
14 26 (0.040%) MS Project
15 22 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
16 19 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
17 18 (0.028%) Maya
18 17 (0.026%) GIMP
19 13 (0.020%) Mingle
19 13 (0.020%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 900 (1.40%) Magento
2 801 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 218 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 186 (0.29%) Google Analytics
5 176 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 166 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 150 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
8 147 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 114 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
10 83 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
11 65 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 64 (0.099%) Markit EDM
13 63 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
14 54 (0.084%) Sophis RISQUE
15 53 (0.082%) Visualfiles
16 52 (0.081%) Shopify
17 47 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
17 47 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
18 46 (0.071%) Oracle Receivables
19 45 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1057 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 879 (1.36%) SaaS
3 762 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 539 (0.84%) GitHub
5 211 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 203 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 148 (0.23%) Force.com
8 146 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 135 (0.21%) PaaS
10 131 (0.20%) Office 365
11 79 (0.12%) Trello
12 76 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 68 (0.11%) Heroku
14 48 (0.075%) Amazon SQS
15 36 (0.056%) Google App Engine
16 30 (0.047%) Google Apps
16 30 (0.047%) IaaS
17 14 (0.022%) MailChimp
18 13 (0.020%) Basecamp
18 13 (0.020%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1846 (2.87%) Internet
2 1181 (1.83%) HTTP
3 700 (1.09%) Intranet
4 426 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 216 (0.34%) LDAP
6 176 (0.27%) DNS
7 159 (0.25%) Extranet
8 155 (0.24%) Broadband
9 146 (0.23%) SSL
10 108 (0.17%) FTP
11 105 (0.16%) SSH
12 87 (0.14%) Firewall
13 86 (0.13%) Wireless
14 76 (0.12%) SMTP
15 74 (0.11%) SAN
16 73 (0.11%) VoIP
17 59 (0.092%) CTI
18 58 (0.090%) SNMP
18 58 (0.090%) HTTPS
19 50 (0.078%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20804 (32.29%) SQL Server
2 7707 (11.96%) MySQL
3 4148 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 3953 (6.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3935 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3358 (5.21%) Relational Database
7 2700 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
8 2449 (3.80%) NoSQL
9 2231 (3.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2169 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 1801 (2.80%) MongoDB
12 1528 (2.37%) Big Data
13 1523 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
14 1383 (2.15%) RDBMS
15 1331 (2.07%) Oracle Database
16 957 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
17 781 (1.21%) Hadoop
18 666 (1.03%) OLAP
19 586 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
20 536 (0.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6218 (9.65%) Git (software)
2 4442 (6.89%) Visual Studio
3 4157 (6.45%) Subversion
4 2593 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 2465 (3.83%) NUnit
6 1936 (3.01%) Maven
7 1625 (2.52%) JUnit
8 1560 (2.42%) Rhino Mocks
9 1437 (2.23%) Eclipse
10 1417 (2.20%) Jenkins
11 1171 (1.82%) JIRA
12 1135 (1.76%) Moq
13 1014 (1.57%) Selenium
14 801 (1.24%) Cucumber
15 793 (1.23%) TeamCity
16 786 (1.22%) Ant
17 714 (1.11%) MSTest
18 630 (0.98%) Xcode
19 581 (0.90%) Jasmine
20 444 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10974 (17.03%) Finance
2 3446 (5.35%) Banking
3 2925 (4.54%) Marketing
4 2628 (4.08%) Retail
5 1884 (2.92%) Games
6 1796 (2.79%) Front Office
7 1683 (2.61%) Advertising
8 1390 (2.16%) Investment Banking
9 1347 (2.09%) Telecoms
10 727 (1.13%) Back Office
11 652 (1.01%) Legal
12 611 (0.95%) Publishing
13 549 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 546 (0.85%) Law
15 410 (0.64%) Manufacturing
16 388 (0.60%) Automotive
17 211 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
18 191 (0.30%) Multimedia
19 159 (0.25%) Electronics
20 132 (0.20%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27284 (42.35%) .NET
2 26090 (40.50%) HTML
3 23203 (36.02%) CSS
4 18270 (28.36%) ASP.NET
5 15221 (23.63%) jQuery
6 10167 (15.78%) HTML5
7 9337 (14.49%) XML
8 8542 (13.26%) Web Services
9 8515 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6604 (10.25%) CSS3
11 6601 (10.25%) .NET Framework
12 6459 (10.03%) WCF
13 5708 (8.86%) Ajax
14 5190 (8.06%) Spring
15 4370 (6.78%) AngularJS
16 3669 (5.70%) WPF
17 3587 (5.57%) JSON
18 3235 (5.02%) REST
19 3232 (5.02%) J2EE
20 3223 (5.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5551 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 3617 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 3264 (5.07%) User Experience
4 3050 (4.73%) Mobile App
5 2491 (3.87%) Open Source
6 1740 (2.70%) Mathematics
7 1350 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
8 1229 (1.91%) Algorithms
9 1109 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 977 (1.52%) Derivative
11 891 (1.38%) iPhone
12 846 (1.31%) Inversion of Control
13 844 (1.31%) Social Media
14 819 (1.27%) Hedge funds
15 804 (1.25%) N-Tier
16 782 (1.21%) Data Structures
17 718 (1.11%) Visualisation
18 702 (1.09%) Fixed Income
19 693 (1.08%) Client/Server
20 577 (0.90%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6373 (9.89%) Linux
2 5934 (9.21%) Windows
3 3408 (5.29%) Android
4 3344 (5.19%) Apple iOS
5 3284 (5.10%) UNIX
6 298 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 282 (0.44%) Windows Phone
8 264 (0.41%) Solaris
9 207 (0.32%) Windows 8
10 198 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 188 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 165 (0.26%) CentOS
13 161 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 153 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 146 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
16 139 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 126 (0.20%) Debian
18 113 (0.18%) Windows 7
19 101 (0.16%) AIX
20 64 (0.099%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23262 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 17887 (27.76%) MVC
3 11653 (18.09%) TDD
4 11633 (18.06%) OO
5 8339 (12.94%) Scrum
6 6494 (10.08%) Software Engineering
7 5730 (8.89%) E-Commerce
8 5243 (8.14%) Web Development
9 4607 (7.15%) OOP
10 4322 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
11 4288 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
12 4232 (6.57%) BDD
13 3815 (5.92%) Unit Testing
14 3187 (4.95%) Multithreading
15 2859 (4.44%) Web Application Development
16 2583 (4.01%) Mentoring
17 2549 (3.96%) OOD
18 2442 (3.79%) ETL
19 2193 (3.40%) iOS Development
20 2153 (3.34%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27251 (42.30%) C#
2 27105 (42.07%) JavaScript
3 22395 (34.76%) SQL
4 16073 (24.95%) Java
5 9024 (14.01%) PHP
6 5370 (8.34%) C++
7 5220 (8.10%) T-SQL
8 4452 (6.91%) VB.NET
9 3347 (5.20%) Python
10 2513 (3.90%) Ruby
11 2032 (3.15%) VB
12 1937 (3.01%) C
13 1870 (2.90%) PL/SQL
14 1631 (2.53%) PHP5
15 1629 (2.53%) Objective-C
16 1344 (2.09%) Perl
17 1059 (1.64%) VBA
18 747 (1.16%) Scala
19 708 (1.10%) VB6
20 531 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9470 (14.70%) Degree
2 1054 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 929 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 507 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 390 (0.61%) PhD
6 284 (0.44%) MCSD
7 198 (0.31%) MCTS
8 193 (0.30%) MCP
9 142 (0.22%) Sun Certification
10 137 (0.21%) DV Cleared
11 127 (0.20%) MCAD
12 74 (0.11%) HND
13 68 (0.11%) MCPD
14 58 (0.090%) Oracle Certification
15 56 (0.087%) MCSE
16 55 (0.085%) OCPJP
17 52 (0.081%) MCITP
18 37 (0.057%) ISTQB
19 35 (0.054%) Postgraduate
20 31 (0.048%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1869 (2.90%) QA
2 298 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 224 (0.35%) SLA
4 83 (0.13%) WCAG
5 64 (0.099%) WAI
6 56 (0.087%) PCI DSS
7 42 (0.065%) Data Quality
7 42 (0.065%) HL7
8 25 (0.039%) EMIR
9 24 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
9 24 (0.037%) Solvency II
10 21 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 21 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 19 (0.029%) GAMP
12 13 (0.020%) ISO 14001
13 11 (0.017%) Basel III
14 9 (0.014%) ISO 8583
14 9 (0.014%) TickIT
15 7 (0.011%) UCITS
16 6 (0.009%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 235 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 123 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (0.16%) Varnish
4 61 (0.095%) Firmware
5 51 (0.079%) HDFS
6 45 (0.070%) Docker
6 45 (0.070%) Hyper-V
7 40 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
8 26 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (0.039%) VirtualBox
10 17 (0.026%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 12 (0.019%) vSphere
11 12 (0.019%) Kamailio
12 9 (0.014%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (0.012%) Platform Symphony
14 6 (0.009%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.009%) qmail
14 6 (0.009%) Squid
15 5 (0.008%) Snort
15 5 (0.008%) Samba
Systems Management
1 357 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
2 343 (0.53%) Puppet
3 100 (0.16%) Vagrant
4 83 (0.13%) Ansible
5 71 (0.11%) logstash
6 58 (0.090%) Capistrano
7 57 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
8 56 (0.087%) Nagios
9 54 (0.084%) StatsD
10 41 (0.064%) Graphite
11 40 (0.062%) yum
12 31 (0.048%) Kibana
13 29 (0.045%) Hadoop YARN
14 27 (0.042%) SCOM
15 25 (0.039%) OpenView
16 21 (0.033%) MOM
16 21 (0.033%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 18 (0.028%) cPanel
18 17 (0.026%) Tivoli
18 17 (0.026%) Plesk
Vendors
1 9773 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 6256 (9.71%) Oracle
3 1795 (2.79%) Zend
4 1543 (2.40%) Google
5 1179 (1.83%) Facebook
6 1151 (1.79%) Adobe
7 807 (1.25%) Twitter
8 707 (1.10%) IBM
9 677 (1.05%) SAP
10 610 (0.95%) Business Objects
11 599 (0.93%) Sybase
12 584 (0.91%) Sitecore
13 530 (0.82%) Cognos
14 510 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
15 505 (0.78%) Apple
16 453 (0.70%) Informatica
17 385 (0.60%) TIBCO
18 373 (0.58%) EPiServer
19 313 (0.49%) Telerik
20 296 (0.46%) Xamarin
East London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: c.£35K + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent salary , car allowance plu
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 7 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Blue Chip Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £3800 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 65,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + package
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Tarporley, Cheshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago