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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 31534 34894 32854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.84% 29.82% 30.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.58% 31.56% 32.08%
Number of salaries quoted 27585 30425 28917
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 £38,650 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +8.87%

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
103108 110561 102421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.50% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85312 90184 84719
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 £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 3 August 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 3 August 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 29709 £45,000 +5.88% 4778
London -1 12598 £55,000 +4.76% 1829
South East 0 5795 £42,500 +6.25% 735
City of London 0 2915 £55,000 +4.76% 536
North West 0 2154 £38,500 +2.66% 591
East of England 0 2131 £42,500 +5.85% 288
Yorkshire -1 2036 £40,000 +6.66% 351
South West 0 1985 £37,500 - 412
West Midlands 0 1632 £37,500 - 265
West Yorkshire -1 1389 £40,000 +6.66% 219
Surrey 0 1281 £45,000 - 134
Manchester 0 1106 £39,250 +4.66% 297
Berkshire +5 1079 £47,500 +17.28% 159
East Midlands 0 1073 £37,500 - 225
Hampshire 0 1028 £40,000 +6.66% 129
Leeds 0 1026 £40,000 +6.66% 163
Scotland -2 854 £40,000 - 123
Bristol +1 753 £38,500 -3.75% 134
Hertfordshire 0 675 £45,000 +5.88% 67
Cambridgeshire 0 597 £45,000 +8.43% 123
Cheshire 0 596 £40,000 +12.67% 141
Buckinghamshire 0 579 £40,000 +6.66% 65
Birmingham 0 495 £39,000 +4.00% 85
East Sussex 0 475 £40,000 - 43
Kent 0 458 £38,500 -3.75% 49
Oxfordshire 0 449 £42,500 +19.71% 96
Reading +6 441 £45,000 +12.50% 69
Glasgow 0 440 £41,250 +3.12% 62
Cambridge -1 438 £45,000 +5.88% 93
Nottinghamshire 0 408 £37,500 +7.14% 100

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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1 26880 (42.38%) JavaScript
2 25802 (40.68%) C#
3 25669 (40.47%) .NET
4 25022 (39.45%) HTML
5 24873 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
6 22203 (35.01%) SQL
7 21745 (34.28%) CSS
8 20378 (32.13%) SQL Server
9 17745 (27.98%) MVC
10 16668 (26.28%) ASP.NET
11 16297 (25.69%) Java
12 14226 (22.43%) jQuery
13 12702 (20.03%) TDD
14 11946 (18.83%) Finance
15 10319 (16.27%) HTML5
16 10169 (16.03%) OO
17 9174 (14.46%) Degree
18 9025 (14.23%) Microsoft
19 8795 (13.87%) ASP.NET MVC
20 8739 (13.78%) Scrum
21 8316 (13.11%) Web Services
22 8116 (12.80%) PHP
23 7855 (12.38%) XML
24 6914 (10.90%) Git (software)
25 6902 (10.88%) MySQL
26 6738 (10.62%) AngularJS
27 6534 (10.30%) Software Engineering
28 6465 (10.19%) Linux
29 6311 (9.95%) CSS3
30 6291 (9.92%) WCF

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 3651 (5.76%) Node.js
2 2573 (4.06%) CMS
3 2112 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 2003 (3.16%) Apache
5 1701 (2.68%) Tomcat
6 1490 (2.35%) IIS
7 1308 (2.06%) WordPress
8 1011 (1.59%) JBoss
9 890 (1.40%) Drupal
10 694 (1.09%) WebSphere
11 672 (1.06%) Umbraco
12 648 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
13 633 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
14 621 (0.98%) WebLogic
15 521 (0.82%) Apache Solr
16 515 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
17 445 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
18 377 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
19 271 (0.43%) nginx
20 254 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 4170 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 1164 (1.84%) Photoshop
3 651 (1.03%) MS Office
4 367 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 268 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 212 (0.33%) PowerPivot
7 128 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 125 (0.20%) MS Visio
9 122 (0.19%) Fireworks
10 80 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
11 69 (0.11%) InDesign
12 43 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
13 34 (0.054%) AutoCAD
14 33 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
15 30 (0.047%) MS Project
16 25 (0.039%) FastStats
17 21 (0.033%) SPSS
18 20 (0.032%) Final Cut Pro
19 19 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
20 15 (0.024%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 709 (1.12%) Magento
2 668 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 253 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 186 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 166 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 164 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 145 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 135 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
9 119 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
10 109 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
11 104 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
12 99 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
13 98 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
14 81 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
15 71 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
16 64 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
17 57 (0.090%) Markit EDM
18 46 (0.073%) Oracle 11i
19 39 (0.061%) SAP CRM
19 39 (0.061%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1763 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1570 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1056 (1.66%) SaaS
4 498 (0.79%) GitHub
5 216 (0.34%) Google Analytics
5 216 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 180 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 176 (0.28%) Force.com
8 166 (0.26%) Office 365
9 154 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 128 (0.20%) PaaS
10 128 (0.20%) Heroku
11 72 (0.11%) Google App Engine
12 54 (0.085%) Amazon S3
13 46 (0.073%) IaaS
14 30 (0.047%) Google Compute Engine
14 30 (0.047%) Amazon SQS
15 29 (0.046%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 24 (0.038%) Trello
17 20 (0.032%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1613 (2.54%) Internet
2 1122 (1.77%) HTTP
3 409 (0.64%) TCP/IP
4 359 (0.57%) Intranet
5 181 (0.29%) Broadband
6 162 (0.26%) DNS
7 127 (0.20%) SMTP
8 108 (0.17%) LDAP
9 103 (0.16%) Wireless
10 101 (0.16%) SSL
11 84 (0.13%) Firewall
11 84 (0.13%) Network Security
12 81 (0.13%) SSH
13 79 (0.12%) HTTPS
14 72 (0.11%) FTP
15 69 (0.11%) AMQP
16 64 (0.10%) VoIP
17 56 (0.088%) Bluetooth
18 53 (0.084%) Multicast
19 42 (0.066%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20378 (32.13%) SQL Server
2 6902 (10.88%) MySQL
3 4323 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4105 (6.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3301 (5.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 3171 (5.00%) Relational Database
7 3114 (4.91%) NoSQL
8 2828 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
9 2395 (3.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2359 (3.72%) MongoDB
11 1942 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 1817 (2.86%) Big Data
13 1568 (2.47%) Oracle Database
14 1228 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
15 1142 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
16 1133 (1.79%) RDBMS
17 975 (1.54%) Hadoop
18 719 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
19 640 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
20 618 (0.97%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6914 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 3994 (6.30%) Visual Studio
3 3562 (5.62%) Subversion
4 2641 (4.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 2376 (3.75%) NUnit
6 1918 (3.02%) Maven
7 1619 (2.55%) Jenkins
8 1588 (2.50%) JUnit
9 1408 (2.22%) Eclipse
10 1397 (2.20%) Rhino Mocks
11 1375 (2.17%) Selenium
12 1228 (1.94%) JIRA
13 1219 (1.92%) Moq
14 894 (1.41%) MSTest
15 810 (1.28%) Grunt
16 777 (1.23%) Ant
17 720 (1.14%) Cucumber
18 711 (1.12%) TeamCity
19 627 (0.99%) Jasmine
20 529 (0.83%) Xcode
General
1 11946 (18.83%) Finance
2 3178 (5.01%) Banking
3 3006 (4.74%) Marketing
4 2579 (4.07%) Retail
5 2117 (3.34%) Games
6 1696 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 1679 (2.65%) Front Office
8 1144 (1.80%) Advertising
9 1092 (1.72%) Investment Banking
10 819 (1.29%) Back Office
11 636 (1.00%) Law
12 630 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 602 (0.95%) Legal
14 598 (0.94%) Publishing
15 482 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 396 (0.62%) Automotive
17 316 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
18 315 (0.50%) Electronics
19 166 (0.26%) Multimedia
20 161 (0.25%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25669 (40.47%) .NET
2 25022 (39.45%) HTML
3 21745 (34.28%) CSS
4 16668 (26.28%) ASP.NET
5 14226 (22.43%) jQuery
6 10319 (16.27%) HTML5
7 8795 (13.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8316 (13.11%) Web Services
9 7855 (12.38%) XML
10 6738 (10.62%) AngularJS
11 6311 (9.95%) CSS3
12 6291 (9.92%) WCF
13 6203 (9.78%) .NET Framework
14 5554 (8.76%) Spring
15 4507 (7.11%) Ajax
16 3782 (5.96%) REST
17 3714 (5.86%) RESTful
18 3351 (5.28%) JSON
19 3292 (5.19%) Entity Framework
20 3291 (5.19%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5551 (8.75%) Computer Science
2 3439 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 3349 (5.28%) User Experience
4 2803 (4.42%) Mobile App
5 1617 (2.55%) Mathematics
6 1313 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
7 1234 (1.95%) Algorithms
8 1002 (1.58%) Derivative
9 970 (1.53%) Data Structures
10 938 (1.48%) Inversion of Control
11 917 (1.45%) Social Media
12 827 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 821 (1.29%) Visualisation
14 797 (1.26%) Equities
15 742 (1.17%) Hedge funds
15 742 (1.17%) iPhone
16 721 (1.14%) Client/Server
17 636 (1.00%) N-Tier
18 537 (0.85%) Fixed Income
19 509 (0.80%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6465 (10.19%) Linux
2 5715 (9.01%) Windows
3 3467 (5.47%) Android
4 3291 (5.19%) UNIX
5 3266 (5.15%) Apple iOS
6 316 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 262 (0.41%) Windows Phone
8 219 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 203 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 198 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
11 184 (0.29%) Solaris
12 172 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 172 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 172 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 146 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 110 (0.17%) Debian
15 108 (0.17%) CentOS
16 105 (0.17%) AIX
17 94 (0.15%) Windows 7
18 57 (0.090%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24873 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 17745 (27.98%) MVC
3 12702 (20.03%) TDD
4 10169 (16.03%) OO
5 8739 (13.78%) Scrum
6 6534 (10.30%) Software Engineering
7 4952 (7.81%) Web Development
8 4936 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
9 4830 (7.62%) E-Commerce
10 4748 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
11 4353 (6.86%) BDD
12 4134 (6.52%) Unit Testing
13 4013 (6.33%) SDLC
14 3821 (6.02%) OOP
15 3117 (4.91%) Web Application Development
16 2932 (4.62%) Multithreading
17 2574 (4.06%) Open Source
18 2488 (3.92%) Mentoring
19 2416 (3.81%) ETL
20 2163 (3.41%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 26880 (42.38%) JavaScript
2 25802 (40.68%) C#
3 22203 (35.01%) SQL
4 16297 (25.69%) Java
5 8116 (12.80%) PHP
6 5635 (8.88%) T-SQL
7 4854 (7.65%) C++
8 3841 (6.06%) Python
9 3670 (5.79%) VB.NET
10 2825 (4.45%) Ruby
11 2198 (3.47%) PL/SQL
12 1718 (2.71%) C
13 1699 (2.68%) VB
14 1518 (2.39%) Objective-C
15 1427 (2.25%) Scala
16 1139 (1.80%) Perl
17 968 (1.53%) VBA
18 887 (1.40%) PHP5
19 608 (0.96%) Shell Script
20 599 (0.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9174 (14.46%) Degree
2 846 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 705 (1.11%) Security Cleared
4 420 (0.66%) SC Cleared
5 311 (0.49%) PhD
6 170 (0.27%) DV Cleared
7 150 (0.24%) MCSD
8 147 (0.23%) MCP
9 132 (0.21%) Sun Certification
10 89 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
11 75 (0.12%) ISEB
11 75 (0.12%) MCTS
12 73 (0.12%) HND
13 72 (0.11%) MCAD
14 66 (0.10%) MCPD
15 64 (0.10%) PMI Certification
16 50 (0.079%) MCSE
17 49 (0.077%) ISTQB
18 48 (0.076%) OCP
19 39 (0.061%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1838 (2.90%) QA
2 164 (0.26%) SLA
3 118 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 100 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 85 (0.13%) HL7
6 68 (0.11%) WCAG
7 64 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
8 61 (0.096%) EMIR
9 38 (0.060%) WAI
10 31 (0.049%) PCI DSS
11 26 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 21 (0.033%) GAMP
13 20 (0.032%) MiFID
14 19 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 18 (0.028%) COBIT
16 15 (0.024%) Section 508
17 11 (0.017%) PMBOK
18 9 (0.014%) DICOM
18 9 (0.014%) ISO 14001
19 8 (0.013%) TickIT
System Software
1 199 (0.31%) Docker
2 155 (0.24%) Active Directory
3 142 (0.22%) Varnish
4 115 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 80 (0.13%) Firmware
6 72 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
7 52 (0.082%) HDFS
8 39 (0.061%) Hyper-V
9 32 (0.050%) LXC
10 23 (0.036%) VirtualBox
11 19 (0.030%) Apache Flume
12 18 (0.028%) Xen
12 18 (0.028%) Time Sharing Option
13 17 (0.027%) iptables
14 16 (0.025%) vSphere
15 13 (0.020%) Platform Symphony
16 10 (0.016%) Squid
16 10 (0.016%) VMware ESX
17 9 (0.014%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 6 (0.009%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 458 (0.72%) Puppet
2 367 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 159 (0.25%) Ansible
4 157 (0.25%) Vagrant
5 78 (0.12%) Nagios
6 52 (0.082%) Capistrano
7 49 (0.077%) Control-M
8 39 (0.061%) logstash
8 39 (0.061%) cPanel
9 33 (0.052%) Mesos
10 31 (0.049%) Data Guard
11 28 (0.044%) TeamSite
12 27 (0.043%) Tivoli
12 27 (0.043%) Pingdom
13 26 (0.041%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 25 (0.039%) Oracle RMAN
15 24 (0.038%) HP Quality Center
15 24 (0.038%) HAProxy
16 23 (0.036%) Salt
16 23 (0.036%) StatsD
Vendors
1 9025 (14.23%) Microsoft
2 6274 (9.89%) Oracle
3 1638 (2.58%) Google
4 1486 (2.34%) Zend
5 977 (1.54%) Facebook
6 946 (1.49%) Adobe
7 735 (1.16%) Apple
8 725 (1.14%) SAP
9 717 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
10 615 (0.97%) IBM
11 595 (0.94%) Sybase
12 584 (0.92%) Twitter
13 518 (0.82%) Sitecore
14 449 (0.71%) Informatica
15 445 (0.70%) Cognos
16 442 (0.70%) Tableau
17 434 (0.68%) Xamarin
18 310 (0.49%) TIBCO
19 300 (0.47%) hybris
20 270 (0.43%) Yahoo!
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