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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 31732 36586 34405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.68% 30.47% 30.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.31% 32.21% 32.33%
Number of salaries quoted 27765 31560 30601
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015 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 24 April 2015. 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 29869 £45,000 +5.88% 4991
London -1 12353 £52,500 - 1932
South East 0 5914 £42,500 +6.25% 835
City of London 0 2634 £55,000 +3.77% 651
East of England 0 2283 £40,000 - 327
North West 0 2153 £37,500 +7.14% 577
Yorkshire 0 2148 £37,500 - 354
South West 0 2010 £37,500 +7.14% 357
West Midlands 0 1650 £37,500 - 331
Surrey 0 1335 £47,500 +5.55% 144
Manchester 0 1259 £37,625 +4.51% 286
West Yorkshire -1 1242 £40,000 +6.66% 217
Hampshire 0 1143 £40,000 - 157
East Midlands 0 1121 £40,000 +6.66% 188
Berkshire 0 978 £45,000 +5.88% 133
Leeds -1 885 £40,000 +6.66% 142
Scotland -1 866 £40,000 - 147
Bristol 0 697 £37,500 +7.14% 125
Cambridgeshire 0 685 £42,500 +6.25% 128
Hertfordshire +1 662 £45,000 +12.50% 62
East Sussex 0 588 £40,000 +6.66% 58
Oxfordshire 0 543 £40,000 - 125
Cheshire 0 533 £40,000 +14.28% 160
Brighton 0 531 £40,000 +6.66% 33
Cambridge 0 526 £42,500 +6.25% 87
Buckinghamshire +1 516 £39,500 -1.25% 73
Birmingham +1 491 £35,000 - 99
Nottinghamshire 0 460 £40,000 +8.84% 72
Glasgow 0 438 £40,000 - 68
Nottingham 0 429 £40,000 +14.28% 63

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 26478 (42.85%) JavaScript
2 26040 (42.14%) .NET
3 26012 (42.10%) C#
4 24916 (40.32%) HTML
5 23046 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
6 21888 (35.42%) CSS
7 21641 (35.02%) SQL
8 20081 (32.50%) SQL Server
9 17830 (28.86%) MVC
10 17263 (27.94%) ASP.NET
11 15317 (24.79%) Java
12 14204 (22.99%) jQuery
13 11996 (19.41%) TDD
14 11077 (17.93%) Finance
15 10768 (17.43%) OO
16 10188 (16.49%) HTML5
17 9212 (14.91%) Microsoft
18 8740 (14.14%) Degree
19 8541 (13.82%) ASP.NET MVC
20 8489 (13.74%) PHP
21 8358 (13.53%) XML
22 8226 (13.31%) Web Services
23 8078 (13.07%) Scrum
24 7052 (11.41%) MySQL
25 6463 (10.46%) Git (software)
26 6370 (10.31%) CSS3
27 6336 (10.25%) .NET Framework
28 6242 (10.10%) Software Engineering
29 6191 (10.02%) Linux
30 6181 (10.00%) WCF

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 3291 (5.33%) Node.js
2 2664 (4.31%) CMS
3 2348 (3.80%) SharePoint
4 1992 (3.22%) Apache
5 1650 (2.67%) Tomcat
6 1504 (2.43%) IIS
7 1403 (2.27%) WordPress
8 1115 (1.80%) Drupal
9 1023 (1.66%) JBoss
10 746 (1.21%) Umbraco
11 696 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 653 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
13 627 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
14 608 (0.98%) WebLogic
15 590 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
16 495 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
17 459 (0.74%) Apache Solr
18 381 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
19 346 (0.56%) nginx
20 279 (0.45%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4133 (6.69%) MS Excel
2 1334 (2.16%) Photoshop
3 641 (1.04%) MS Office
4 451 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
5 292 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 221 (0.36%) PowerPivot
7 167 (0.27%) Fireworks
8 162 (0.26%) MS Visio
9 122 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 74 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
11 70 (0.11%) InDesign
12 49 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
13 39 (0.063%) AutoCAD
14 29 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
15 28 (0.045%) MS Project
16 23 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
17 18 (0.029%) GIMP
18 16 (0.026%) CPLEX
19 15 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
19 15 (0.024%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 854 (1.38%) Magento
2 642 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 240 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 221 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 188 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 143 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 134 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 123 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
9 121 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
10 120 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
11 101 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 101 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
12 95 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
13 86 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
14 69 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
15 58 (0.094%) Markit EDM
16 47 (0.076%) Adobe Campaign
17 40 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
18 38 (0.061%) Oracle HRMS
18 38 (0.061%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1472 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1287 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 943 (1.53%) SaaS
4 505 (0.82%) GitHub
5 218 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 200 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
7 186 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 168 (0.27%) Force.com
9 120 (0.19%) PaaS
10 118 (0.19%) Office 365
11 95 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 94 (0.15%) Heroku
13 90 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
14 50 (0.081%) Silverpop
15 37 (0.060%) Google App Engine
16 30 (0.049%) Amazon SQS
17 27 (0.044%) Trello
18 26 (0.042%) IaaS
19 22 (0.036%) AWS OpsWorks
19 22 (0.036%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1687 (2.73%) Internet
2 1225 (1.98%) HTTP
3 442 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 401 (0.65%) Intranet
5 176 (0.28%) DNS
6 173 (0.28%) Broadband
7 144 (0.23%) LDAP
8 109 (0.18%) Wireless
9 107 (0.17%) SSL
10 101 (0.16%) SSH
11 77 (0.12%) SMTP
12 73 (0.12%) Firewall
13 72 (0.12%) Network Security
14 70 (0.11%) AMQP
14 70 (0.11%) Bluetooth
15 68 (0.11%) VoIP
16 65 (0.11%) FTP
17 55 (0.089%) VPN
18 51 (0.083%) HTTPS
19 42 (0.068%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20081 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 7052 (11.41%) MySQL
3 3801 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3773 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 3769 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3161 (5.12%) Relational Database
7 2827 (4.58%) NoSQL
8 2630 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
9 2159 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2054 (3.32%) MongoDB
11 1894 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
12 1551 (2.51%) Big Data
13 1424 (2.30%) Oracle Database
14 1328 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
15 1263 (2.04%) RDBMS
16 1193 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
17 794 (1.28%) Hadoop
18 567 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
19 563 (0.91%) QlikView
20 562 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6463 (10.46%) Git (software)
2 4108 (6.65%) Visual Studio
3 3688 (5.97%) Subversion
4 2545 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 2444 (3.96%) NUnit
6 1846 (2.99%) Maven
7 1492 (2.41%) JUnit
8 1490 (2.41%) Eclipse
9 1451 (2.35%) Rhino Mocks
10 1417 (2.29%) Jenkins
11 1223 (1.98%) Moq
12 1071 (1.73%) Selenium
13 1054 (1.71%) JIRA
14 882 (1.43%) MSTest
15 790 (1.28%) Ant
16 661 (1.07%) TeamCity
17 628 (1.02%) Cucumber
18 626 (1.01%) Xcode
19 595 (0.96%) Jasmine
20 594 (0.96%) Grunt
General
1 11077 (17.93%) Finance
2 2993 (4.84%) Marketing
3 2964 (4.80%) Banking
4 2442 (3.95%) Retail
5 1824 (2.95%) Games
6 1589 (2.57%) Front Office
7 1556 (2.52%) Advertising
8 1444 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 1102 (1.78%) Investment Banking
10 748 (1.21%) Back Office
11 551 (0.89%) Publishing
12 538 (0.87%) Legal
13 501 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 465 (0.75%) Law
15 462 (0.75%) Manufacturing
16 411 (0.67%) Automotive
17 262 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
18 246 (0.40%) Electronics
19 204 (0.33%) Multimedia
20 151 (0.24%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26040 (42.14%) .NET
2 24916 (40.32%) HTML
3 21888 (35.42%) CSS
4 17263 (27.94%) ASP.NET
5 14204 (22.99%) jQuery
6 10188 (16.49%) HTML5
7 8541 (13.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8358 (13.53%) XML
9 8226 (13.31%) Web Services
10 6370 (10.31%) CSS3
11 6336 (10.25%) .NET Framework
12 6181 (10.00%) WCF
13 5535 (8.96%) AngularJS
14 5214 (8.44%) Spring
15 5107 (8.26%) Ajax
16 3564 (5.77%) JSON
17 3404 (5.51%) REST
18 3316 (5.37%) RESTful
19 3278 (5.30%) WPF
20 3143 (5.09%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4895 (7.92%) Computer Science
2 3453 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 3185 (5.15%) User Experience
4 3069 (4.97%) Mobile App
5 2519 (4.08%) Open Source
6 1434 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
7 1338 (2.17%) Mathematics
8 1100 (1.78%) Algorithms
9 942 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
10 913 (1.48%) Derivative
11 895 (1.45%) Data Structures
12 875 (1.42%) Social Media
13 857 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 754 (1.22%) N-Tier
15 722 (1.17%) iPhone
16 716 (1.16%) Visualisation
17 708 (1.15%) Client/Server
18 696 (1.13%) Hedge funds
19 575 (0.93%) Fixed Income
20 554 (0.90%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6191 (10.02%) Linux
2 5623 (9.10%) Windows
3 3450 (5.58%) Android
4 3239 (5.24%) Apple iOS
5 3066 (4.96%) UNIX
6 281 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 231 (0.37%) Windows Phone
8 229 (0.37%) Mac OS X
9 222 (0.36%) Solaris
10 190 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
11 148 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 144 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 140 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 134 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 123 (0.20%) CentOS
16 118 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
17 116 (0.19%) Windows 7
18 93 (0.15%) AIX
19 76 (0.12%) Debian
20 55 (0.089%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23046 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
2 17830 (28.86%) MVC
3 11996 (19.41%) TDD
4 10768 (17.43%) OO
5 8078 (13.07%) Scrum
6 6242 (10.10%) Software Engineering
7 5108 (8.27%) Web Development
8 4910 (7.95%) E-Commerce
9 4549 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
10 4307 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
11 4142 (6.70%) BDD
12 4002 (6.48%) OOP
13 3872 (6.27%) Unit Testing
14 3132 (5.07%) Web Application Development
15 3065 (4.96%) Multithreading
16 2339 (3.79%) ETL
17 2282 (3.69%) Mentoring
18 2263 (3.66%) OOD
19 2140 (3.46%) iOS Development
20 2028 (3.28%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 26478 (42.85%) JavaScript
2 26012 (42.10%) C#
3 21641 (35.02%) SQL
4 15317 (24.79%) Java
5 8489 (13.74%) PHP
6 5369 (8.69%) T-SQL
7 4810 (7.78%) C++
8 4162 (6.74%) VB.NET
9 3180 (5.15%) Python
10 2502 (4.05%) Ruby
11 2057 (3.33%) PL/SQL
12 1965 (3.18%) VB
13 1573 (2.55%) C
14 1483 (2.40%) Objective-C
15 1105 (1.79%) Perl
16 1015 (1.64%) PHP5
17 995 (1.61%) Scala
18 946 (1.53%) VBA
19 653 (1.06%) VB6
20 500 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8740 (14.14%) Degree
2 914 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 796 (1.29%) Security Cleared
4 450 (0.73%) SC Cleared
5 285 (0.46%) PhD
6 230 (0.37%) MCSD
7 184 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 156 (0.25%) MCP
9 117 (0.19%) Sun Certification
10 103 (0.17%) MCTS
11 88 (0.14%) MCPD
12 82 (0.13%) MCAD
13 71 (0.11%) HND
14 68 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
15 51 (0.083%) ISEB
16 46 (0.074%) OCPJP
17 45 (0.073%) PMI Certification
18 42 (0.068%) ISTQB
19 33 (0.053%) MCITP
20 31 (0.050%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1788 (2.89%) QA
2 192 (0.31%) SLA
3 173 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 64 (0.10%) Data Quality
5 61 (0.099%) WCAG
5 61 (0.099%) WAI
6 51 (0.083%) HL7
7 48 (0.078%) PCI DSS
8 35 (0.057%) EMIR
9 32 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
10 24 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 22 (0.036%) PMBOK
12 21 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 13 (0.021%) ISO 8583
14 11 (0.018%) Basel II
14 11 (0.018%) Solvency II
15 9 (0.015%) Section 508
15 9 (0.015%) TickIT
16 7 (0.011%) ISO 14001
16 7 (0.011%) MiFID
System Software
1 196 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 137 (0.22%) Varnish
3 128 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 126 (0.20%) Docker
5 92 (0.15%) Firmware
6 60 (0.097%) Hyper-V
7 42 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
8 41 (0.066%) HDFS
9 36 (0.058%) VirtualBox
10 26 (0.042%) iptables
11 25 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.021%) Apache Flume
13 12 (0.019%) Xen
14 11 (0.018%) LXC
15 10 (0.016%) Platform Symphony
16 7 (0.011%) Kamailio
16 7 (0.011%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 7 (0.011%) KVM
16 7 (0.011%) Squid
17 6 (0.010%) qmail
Systems Management
1 412 (0.67%) Puppet
2 374 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 149 (0.24%) Vagrant
4 120 (0.19%) Ansible
5 55 (0.089%) Capistrano
6 52 (0.084%) Nagios
7 45 (0.073%) logstash
8 38 (0.061%) Control-M
9 30 (0.049%) StatsD
10 28 (0.045%) Kibana
10 28 (0.045%) TeamSite
11 27 (0.044%) HP Quality Center
12 25 (0.040%) HAProxy
12 25 (0.040%) cPanel
13 24 (0.039%) Plesk
13 24 (0.039%) Tivoli
14 19 (0.031%) yum
14 19 (0.031%) Graphite
15 17 (0.028%) Data Guard
16 16 (0.026%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9212 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 5972 (9.66%) Oracle
3 1571 (2.54%) Zend
4 1505 (2.44%) Google
5 1065 (1.72%) Facebook
6 990 (1.60%) Adobe
7 696 (1.13%) Twitter
8 645 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
9 615 (1.00%) Apple
10 598 (0.97%) IBM
11 579 (0.94%) SAP
12 574 (0.93%) Business Objects
13 539 (0.87%) Sybase
14 495 (0.80%) Sitecore
15 462 (0.75%) Informatica
16 459 (0.74%) Cognos
17 392 (0.63%) Tableau
18 361 (0.58%) Xamarin
19 342 (0.55%) TIBCO
20 339 (0.55%) hybris
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 19 minutes ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £23500 - £39500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 minutes ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 31 minutes ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000 + benefits
Posted: 36 minutes ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 50 minutes ago
Central London / West End
Red Sofa London
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 52 minutes ago
Central London / West End
Red Sofa London
Salary: £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 53 minutes ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 53 minutes ago
City, London
Harnham
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 56 minutes ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum Bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits BUPA pension 25 days GYM
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus a huge benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago