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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 29865 31933 35401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.34% 30.78% 31.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.89% 32.55% 33.62%
Number of salaries quoted 26430 27602 32193
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27946 £42,500 - 5033
London -1 11368 £52,500 - 1782
South East 0 5613 £40,000 - 888
City of London 0 2624 £55,000 - 579
North West 0 2246 £37,500 +7.14% 586
South West 0 2121 £36,500 +4.28% 423
Yorkshire 0 1999 £36,500 +4.28% 396
East of England 0 1957 £40,000 - 342
West Midlands 0 1444 £37,500 +7.14% 293
Manchester 0 1330 £37,000 +5.71% 340
West Yorkshire -1 1208 £37,500 +7.14% 257
Surrey 0 1177 £45,000 +5.88% 165
Hampshire 0 1127 £37,500 - 158
East Midlands 0 937 £37,500 +7.14% 231
Scotland -1 906 £40,000 - 148
Berkshire -6 872 £42,500 -5.55% 177
Leeds -1 857 £40,000 +11.11% 157
Bristol 0 686 £37,500 +7.14% 149
Cambridgeshire 0 607 £40,000 - 143
East Sussex 0 565 £40,000 +14.28% 64
Oxfordshire 0 565 £39,000 -2.50% 126
Hertfordshire +1 534 £45,000 +15.38% 80
Cheshire +1 516 £40,000 +11.11% 120
Brighton 0 495 £40,000 +14.28% 47
Kent 0 464 £40,000 -5.88% 76
Birmingham 0 455 £37,500 +7.14% 75
Cambridge -1 450 £40,000 - 109
Glasgow 0 433 £40,000 - 67
Buckinghamshire 0 401 £40,000 - 63
Wales 0 392 £36,000 +7.46% 100

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 26353 (42.50%) C#
2 26325 (42.46%) .NET
3 26253 (42.34%) JavaScript
4 25190 (40.63%) HTML
5 22513 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
6 22390 (36.11%) CSS
7 21599 (34.83%) SQL
8 20007 (32.27%) SQL Server
9 17570 (28.34%) ASP.NET
10 17428 (28.11%) MVC
11 15347 (24.75%) Java
12 14584 (23.52%) jQuery
13 11440 (18.45%) TDD
14 11136 (17.96%) OO
15 10728 (17.30%) Finance
16 9991 (16.11%) HTML5
17 9389 (15.14%) Microsoft
18 8900 (14.35%) Degree
19 8787 (14.17%) XML
20 8637 (13.93%) PHP
21 8350 (13.47%) ASP.NET MVC
22 8216 (13.25%) Web Services
23 8102 (13.07%) Scrum
24 7310 (11.79%) MySQL
25 6502 (10.49%) CSS3
26 6456 (10.41%) .NET Framework
27 6290 (10.14%) Software Engineering
28 6103 (9.84%) WCF
29 6061 (9.78%) Git (software)
30 6037 (9.74%) Oracle

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2900 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 2866 (4.62%) CMS
3 2790 (4.50%) Node.js
4 1930 (3.11%) Apache
5 1671 (2.69%) IIS
6 1584 (2.55%) Tomcat
7 1577 (2.54%) WordPress
8 1237 (2.00%) Drupal
9 985 (1.59%) JBoss
10 921 (1.49%) Umbraco
11 789 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 734 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
13 714 (1.15%) WebSphere
14 691 (1.11%) WebLogic
15 639 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
16 480 (0.77%) Apache Solr
17 441 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
18 439 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
19 401 (0.65%) nginx
20 321 (0.52%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4397 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 1449 (2.34%) Photoshop
3 716 (1.15%) MS Office
4 520 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
5 259 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 256 (0.41%) PowerPivot
7 186 (0.30%) Fireworks
8 145 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 142 (0.23%) MS Visio
10 79 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
11 60 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
11 60 (0.097%) InDesign
12 35 (0.056%) MS Project
13 33 (0.053%) AutoCAD
14 25 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
15 21 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
16 16 (0.026%) Maya
16 16 (0.026%) GIMP
17 14 (0.023%) PrintSoft PReS
17 14 (0.023%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 906 (1.46%) Magento
2 721 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 224 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 167 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 164 (0.26%) Google Analytics
6 155 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 153 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
8 145 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
9 137 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 86 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
11 73 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
11 73 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
12 72 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
13 66 (0.11%) Markit EDM
14 64 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
15 63 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 63 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
16 50 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
16 50 (0.081%) Shopify
17 44 (0.071%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 1108 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 864 (1.39%) SaaS
3 704 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 555 (0.90%) GitHub
5 225 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 201 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 148 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 143 (0.23%) Force.com
9 129 (0.21%) PaaS
10 128 (0.21%) Office 365
11 72 (0.12%) Heroku
11 72 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
12 66 (0.11%) Trello
13 48 (0.077%) Amazon SQS
14 28 (0.045%) Google App Engine
15 24 (0.039%) IaaS
16 22 (0.035%) Google Apps
17 19 (0.031%) MailChimp
18 16 (0.026%) Rackspace Cloud
19 9 (0.015%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1727 (2.79%) Internet
2 1170 (1.89%) HTTP
3 607 (0.98%) Intranet
4 439 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 204 (0.33%) LDAP
6 176 (0.28%) DNS
7 164 (0.26%) Broadband
8 134 (0.22%) Extranet
9 120 (0.19%) SSL
10 94 (0.15%) SSH
11 93 (0.15%) Wireless
12 92 (0.15%) FTP
13 83 (0.13%) Firewall
14 71 (0.11%) SMTP
15 64 (0.10%) SAN
16 61 (0.098%) Network Security
17 52 (0.084%) HTTPS
18 50 (0.081%) CTI
18 50 (0.081%) VoIP
19 47 (0.076%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20007 (32.27%) SQL Server
2 7310 (11.79%) MySQL
3 3976 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 3707 (5.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3672 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3188 (5.14%) Relational Database
7 2544 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
8 2457 (3.96%) NoSQL
9 2125 (3.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1924 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 1804 (2.91%) MongoDB
12 1486 (2.40%) Big Data
13 1413 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
14 1301 (2.10%) Oracle Database
15 1288 (2.08%) RDBMS
16 996 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
17 749 (1.21%) Hadoop
18 600 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
19 586 (0.95%) OLAP
20 546 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6061 (9.78%) Git (software)
2 4155 (6.70%) Visual Studio
3 3882 (6.26%) Subversion
4 2476 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 2425 (3.91%) NUnit
6 1828 (2.95%) Maven
7 1558 (2.51%) JUnit
8 1510 (2.44%) Rhino Mocks
9 1430 (2.31%) Eclipse
10 1381 (2.23%) Jenkins
11 1128 (1.82%) Moq
12 1124 (1.81%) JIRA
13 929 (1.50%) Selenium
14 759 (1.22%) Ant
15 758 (1.22%) TeamCity
16 727 (1.17%) MSTest
17 684 (1.10%) Cucumber
18 633 (1.02%) Xcode
19 556 (0.90%) Jasmine
20 466 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10728 (17.30%) Finance
2 3272 (5.28%) Banking
3 2874 (4.64%) Marketing
4 2468 (3.98%) Retail
5 1788 (2.88%) Games
6 1699 (2.74%) Front Office
7 1631 (2.63%) Advertising
8 1324 (2.14%) Telecoms
9 1270 (2.05%) Investment Banking
10 718 (1.16%) Back Office
11 593 (0.96%) Legal
12 566 (0.91%) Publishing
13 561 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 475 (0.77%) Law
15 404 (0.65%) Automotive
16 381 (0.61%) Manufacturing
17 199 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
18 177 (0.29%) Multimedia
19 156 (0.25%) Electronics
20 139 (0.22%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26325 (42.46%) .NET
2 25190 (40.63%) HTML
3 22390 (36.11%) CSS
4 17570 (28.34%) ASP.NET
5 14584 (23.52%) jQuery
6 9991 (16.11%) HTML5
7 8787 (14.17%) XML
8 8350 (13.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8216 (13.25%) Web Services
10 6502 (10.49%) CSS3
11 6456 (10.41%) .NET Framework
12 6103 (9.84%) WCF
13 5492 (8.86%) Ajax
14 4991 (8.05%) Spring
15 4597 (7.41%) AngularJS
16 3513 (5.67%) JSON
17 3486 (5.62%) WPF
18 3125 (5.04%) REST
19 3086 (4.98%) J2EE
20 3084 (4.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5117 (8.25%) Computer Science
2 3522 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3200 (5.16%) User Experience
4 3008 (4.85%) Mobile App
5 2413 (3.89%) Open Source
6 1567 (2.53%) Mathematics
7 1388 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 1086 (1.75%) Algorithms
9 1036 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 919 (1.48%) Derivative
11 865 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
12 824 (1.33%) iPhone
13 808 (1.30%) N-Tier
14 800 (1.29%) Social Media
15 798 (1.29%) Data Structures
16 787 (1.27%) Hedge funds
17 728 (1.17%) Visualisation
18 695 (1.12%) Fixed Income
19 631 (1.02%) Client/Server
20 523 (0.84%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6019 (9.71%) Linux
2 5656 (9.12%) Windows
3 3356 (5.41%) Android
4 3280 (5.29%) Apple iOS
5 3111 (5.02%) UNIX
6 275 (0.44%) Windows Phone
7 274 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 244 (0.39%) Solaris
9 217 (0.35%) Mac OS X
10 192 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 161 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 154 (0.25%) CentOS
13 153 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 143 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
15 127 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 125 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 113 (0.18%) Windows 7
18 105 (0.17%) Debian
19 90 (0.15%) AIX
20 56 (0.090%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22513 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17428 (28.11%) MVC
3 11440 (18.45%) TDD
4 11136 (17.96%) OO
5 8102 (13.07%) Scrum
6 6290 (10.14%) Software Engineering
7 5392 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 5054 (8.15%) Web Development
9 4353 (7.02%) OOP
10 4308 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
11 4123 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
12 4122 (6.65%) BDD
13 3701 (5.97%) Unit Testing
14 3115 (5.02%) Multithreading
15 2839 (4.58%) Web Application Development
16 2471 (3.99%) OOD
17 2353 (3.79%) Mentoring
18 2311 (3.73%) ETL
19 2180 (3.52%) iOS Development
20 2076 (3.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26353 (42.50%) C#
2 26253 (42.34%) JavaScript
3 21599 (34.83%) SQL
4 15347 (24.75%) Java
5 8637 (13.93%) PHP
6 5101 (8.23%) T-SQL
7 5068 (8.17%) C++
8 4261 (6.87%) VB.NET
9 3135 (5.06%) Python
10 2403 (3.88%) Ruby
11 1952 (3.15%) VB
12 1899 (3.06%) PL/SQL
13 1776 (2.86%) C
14 1598 (2.58%) Objective-C
15 1454 (2.34%) PHP5
16 1235 (1.99%) Perl
17 1008 (1.63%) VBA
18 767 (1.24%) Scala
19 687 (1.11%) VB6
20 513 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8900 (14.35%) Degree
2 947 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 883 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 492 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 321 (0.52%) PhD
6 252 (0.41%) MCSD
7 160 (0.26%) MCP
8 147 (0.24%) DV Cleared
9 139 (0.22%) Sun Certification
10 130 (0.21%) MCTS
11 91 (0.15%) MCAD
12 80 (0.13%) MCPD
13 71 (0.11%) HND
14 63 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
15 55 (0.089%) OCPJP
16 43 (0.069%) MCSE
17 38 (0.061%) ISTQB
18 37 (0.060%) MCITP
19 30 (0.048%) ISEB
19 30 (0.048%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1744 (2.81%) QA
2 254 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 220 (0.35%) SLA
4 67 (0.11%) WCAG
5 64 (0.10%) WAI
6 54 (0.087%) PCI DSS
7 45 (0.073%) HL7
8 43 (0.069%) Data Quality
9 24 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 19 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.029%) Solvency II
12 15 (0.024%) EMIR
13 14 (0.023%) Dodd-Frank
14 13 (0.021%) GAMP
15 11 (0.018%) TickIT
15 11 (0.018%) ISO 8583
16 10 (0.016%) ISO 14001
17 9 (0.015%) Basel III
18 7 (0.011%) Basel II
19 6 (0.010%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 234 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 125 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (0.17%) Varnish
4 65 (0.10%) Docker
5 63 (0.10%) Firmware
6 50 (0.081%) Hyper-V
7 35 (0.056%) HDFS
8 33 (0.053%) Oracle RAC
9 31 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
10 29 (0.047%) VirtualBox
11 15 (0.024%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 8 (0.013%) Platform Symphony
12 8 (0.013%) vSphere
13 7 (0.011%) Kamailio
13 7 (0.011%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (0.010%) qmail
15 5 (0.008%) Snort
15 5 (0.008%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.008%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.008%) KVM
Systems Management
1 340 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
2 330 (0.53%) Puppet
3 104 (0.17%) Vagrant
4 87 (0.14%) Ansible
5 64 (0.10%) logstash
6 61 (0.098%) Capistrano
7 51 (0.082%) StatsD
8 49 (0.079%) HP Quality Center
9 47 (0.076%) Nagios
10 36 (0.058%) Graphite
11 33 (0.053%) Kibana
12 31 (0.050%) yum
13 22 (0.035%) SCOM
13 22 (0.035%) OpenView
13 22 (0.035%) MOM
14 21 (0.034%) Plesk
15 20 (0.032%) Hadoop YARN
16 18 (0.029%) Control-M
17 17 (0.027%) cPanel
18 15 (0.024%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 9389 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 6037 (9.74%) Oracle
3 1666 (2.69%) Zend
4 1370 (2.21%) Google
5 1102 (1.78%) Facebook
6 1100 (1.77%) Adobe
7 763 (1.23%) Twitter
8 691 (1.11%) IBM
9 633 (1.02%) SAP
10 571 (0.92%) Business Objects
11 554 (0.89%) Sitecore
12 528 (0.85%) Sybase
13 521 (0.84%) Apple
14 515 (0.83%) Cognos
15 503 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
16 452 (0.73%) Informatica
17 379 (0.61%) TIBCO
18 322 (0.52%) EPiServer
19 318 (0.51%) Xamarin
20 306 (0.49%) Tableau
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum project incentives, company pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
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City, London
Intelletect
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
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Cheadle, Cheshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
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Kettering, Northamptonshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
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Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
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Northampton, Northamptonshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
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Bedford, Bedfordshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Bupa, 23days
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Woking, Surrey
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Woking, Surrey
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Salary: £1 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
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Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
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Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
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Woking, Surrey
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London
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
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