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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 31339 36064 33049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.00% 30.51% 30.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.67% 32.24% 32.30%
Number of salaries quoted 27349 31502 29302
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 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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
102183 111859 102313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 83932 91897 85042
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 27 May 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 May 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 29577 £45,000 +5.88% 4978
London -1 12459 £52,500 - 1915
South East 0 5832 £42,500 +6.25% 771
City of London 0 2701 £55,000 +4.76% 646
East of England 0 2348 £40,000 - 331
North West 0 2064 £39,000 +8.33% 580
Yorkshire 0 2019 £37,500 - 393
South West 0 1946 £37,500 +4.16% 355
West Midlands 0 1620 £37,500 +1.35% 318
Surrey 0 1274 £47,500 +5.55% 136
West Yorkshire 0 1231 £39,500 +5.33% 234
Manchester 0 1154 £40,000 +6.66% 294
Hampshire 0 1112 £40,000 - 153
East Midlands 0 1091 £40,000 +6.66% 197
Berkshire +4 1021 £47,500 +11.76% 132
Leeds 0 877 £40,000 +6.66% 160
Scotland -1 828 £40,000 - 171
Bristol 0 732 £38,500 +6.94% 107
Hertfordshire 0 664 £45,000 +12.50% 90
Cambridgeshire 0 662 £42,500 +6.25% 115
Buckinghamshire 0 583 £40,000 +5.26% 68
East Sussex 0 530 £40,000 +6.66% 53
Oxfordshire 0 527 £40,000 - 123
Cambridge 0 514 £44,750 +11.87% 81
Birmingham +1 488 £37,500 +7.14% 95
Cheshire 0 484 £38,500 +6.94% 138
Brighton 0 479 £40,000 +6.66% 43
Nottinghamshire 0 421 £38,000 +8.57% 71
Milton Keynes 0 408 £40,000 +6.66% 38
Reading -2 407 £45,000 +5.88% 62

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 26201 (42.81%) JavaScript
2 25680 (41.96%) .NET
3 25640 (41.90%) C#
4 24565 (40.14%) HTML
5 23310 (38.09%) Agile Software Development
6 21527 (35.18%) SQL
7 21339 (34.87%) CSS
8 20042 (32.75%) SQL Server
9 17674 (28.88%) MVC
10 16913 (27.64%) ASP.NET
11 15269 (24.95%) Java
12 14004 (22.88%) jQuery
13 12159 (19.87%) TDD
14 11125 (18.18%) Finance
15 10428 (17.04%) OO
16 10087 (16.48%) HTML5
17 9095 (14.86%) Microsoft
18 8637 (14.11%) Degree
19 8605 (14.06%) ASP.NET MVC
20 8245 (13.47%) PHP
21 8130 (13.28%) Scrum
22 8115 (13.26%) Web Services
23 7945 (12.98%) XML
24 6850 (11.19%) MySQL
25 6516 (10.65%) Git (software)
26 6264 (10.24%) .NET Framework
27 6231 (10.18%) Linux
28 6223 (10.17%) CSS3
29 6158 (10.06%) Software Engineering
30 6121 (10.00%) WCF

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 3383 (5.53%) Node.js
2 2534 (4.14%) CMS
3 2177 (3.56%) SharePoint
4 1941 (3.17%) Apache
5 1639 (2.68%) Tomcat
6 1510 (2.47%) IIS
7 1280 (2.09%) WordPress
8 1024 (1.67%) Drupal
9 980 (1.60%) JBoss
10 700 (1.14%) WebSphere
11 668 (1.09%) Umbraco
12 654 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
13 580 (0.95%) WebLogic
14 570 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
15 564 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
16 517 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
17 489 (0.80%) Apache Solr
18 358 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
19 309 (0.50%) nginx
20 262 (0.43%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4148 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 1244 (2.03%) Photoshop
3 657 (1.07%) MS Office
4 413 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 273 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 217 (0.35%) PowerPivot
7 154 (0.25%) MS Visio
8 144 (0.24%) Fireworks
9 128 (0.21%) InfoPath
10 79 (0.13%) InDesign
11 68 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
12 46 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
13 35 (0.057%) AutoCAD
14 34 (0.056%) MS Project
15 28 (0.046%) Adobe After Effects
16 20 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
17 19 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
18 15 (0.025%) Mingle
18 15 (0.025%) GIMP
19 14 (0.023%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 789 (1.29%) Magento
2 620 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 238 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 216 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
5 192 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 140 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 122 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
8 121 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 121 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 120 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
10 114 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 103 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
12 101 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
13 95 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
14 70 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
15 56 (0.092%) Markit EDM
16 50 (0.082%) Adobe Campaign
17 45 (0.074%) Oracle Assets
18 39 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
19 38 (0.062%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1566 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1366 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1004 (1.64%) SaaS
4 507 (0.83%) GitHub
5 212 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 193 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
7 186 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 168 (0.27%) Force.com
9 138 (0.23%) Office 365
10 112 (0.18%) PaaS
11 102 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 98 (0.16%) Heroku
13 81 (0.13%) Amazon S3
14 46 (0.075%) Google App Engine
15 41 (0.067%) Silverpop
16 29 (0.047%) IaaS
17 28 (0.046%) Amazon SQS
18 25 (0.041%) Trello
19 21 (0.034%) Google Compute Engine
20 18 (0.029%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1661 (2.71%) Internet
2 1208 (1.97%) HTTP
3 427 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 386 (0.63%) Intranet
5 184 (0.30%) Broadband
6 168 (0.27%) DNS
7 132 (0.22%) LDAP
8 105 (0.17%) SSL
9 103 (0.17%) Wireless
10 96 (0.16%) SSH
11 85 (0.14%) SMTP
12 82 (0.13%) Network Security
13 78 (0.13%) AMQP
14 71 (0.12%) Firewall
15 70 (0.11%) VoIP
16 63 (0.10%) FTP
17 60 (0.098%) Bluetooth
18 49 (0.080%) HTTPS
19 46 (0.075%) VPN
19 46 (0.075%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20042 (32.75%) SQL Server
2 6850 (11.19%) MySQL
3 3962 (6.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3906 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3569 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 3087 (5.04%) Relational Database
7 2883 (4.71%) NoSQL
8 2669 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
9 2248 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2149 (3.51%) MongoDB
11 1917 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 1620 (2.65%) Big Data
13 1434 (2.34%) Oracle Database
14 1257 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
15 1237 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
16 1154 (1.89%) RDBMS
17 837 (1.37%) Hadoop
18 563 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
19 555 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
20 544 (0.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6516 (10.65%) Git (software)
2 4022 (6.57%) Visual Studio
3 3484 (5.69%) Subversion
4 2524 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 2472 (4.04%) NUnit
6 1799 (2.94%) Maven
7 1454 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
8 1450 (2.37%) JUnit
9 1447 (2.36%) Jenkins
10 1429 (2.34%) Eclipse
11 1231 (2.01%) Moq
12 1181 (1.93%) Selenium
13 1048 (1.71%) JIRA
14 923 (1.51%) MSTest
15 752 (1.23%) Ant
16 671 (1.10%) TeamCity
17 638 (1.04%) Grunt
18 633 (1.03%) Cucumber
19 607 (0.99%) Jasmine
20 584 (0.95%) Xcode
General
1 11125 (18.18%) Finance
2 2879 (4.70%) Marketing
3 2840 (4.64%) Banking
4 2362 (3.86%) Retail
5 1940 (3.17%) Games
6 1543 (2.52%) Front Office
7 1479 (2.42%) Telecoms
8 1377 (2.25%) Advertising
9 994 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 749 (1.22%) Back Office
11 569 (0.93%) Publishing
12 551 (0.90%) Legal
13 500 (0.82%) Manufacturing
14 494 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 480 (0.78%) Law
16 400 (0.65%) Automotive
17 281 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
18 257 (0.42%) Electronics
19 190 (0.31%) Multimedia
20 142 (0.23%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25680 (41.96%) .NET
2 24565 (40.14%) HTML
3 21339 (34.87%) CSS
4 16913 (27.64%) ASP.NET
5 14004 (22.88%) jQuery
6 10087 (16.48%) HTML5
7 8605 (14.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8115 (13.26%) Web Services
9 7945 (12.98%) XML
10 6264 (10.24%) .NET Framework
11 6223 (10.17%) CSS3
12 6121 (10.00%) WCF
13 5912 (9.66%) AngularJS
14 5112 (8.35%) Spring
15 4784 (7.82%) Ajax
16 3449 (5.64%) REST
17 3382 (5.53%) RESTful
18 3373 (5.51%) JSON
19 3166 (5.17%) WPF
20 3162 (5.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4956 (8.10%) Computer Science
2 3366 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3144 (5.14%) User Experience
4 2977 (4.86%) Mobile App
5 1383 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
6 1352 (2.21%) Mathematics
7 1106 (1.81%) Algorithms
8 942 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
9 916 (1.50%) Social Media
10 913 (1.49%) Derivative
11 905 (1.48%) Data Structures
12 813 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 758 (1.24%) Visualisation
14 731 (1.19%) Client/Server
15 709 (1.16%) Hedge funds
16 696 (1.14%) N-Tier
17 694 (1.13%) iPhone
18 593 (0.97%) Equities
19 511 (0.84%) Fixed Income
20 466 (0.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6231 (10.18%) Linux
2 5676 (9.27%) Windows
3 3448 (5.63%) Android
4 3172 (5.18%) Apple iOS
5 3111 (5.08%) UNIX
6 288 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 241 (0.39%) Windows Phone
8 231 (0.38%) Mac OS X
9 209 (0.34%) Solaris
10 202 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
11 169 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 147 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 144 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 128 (0.21%) Windows 8
15 127 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 114 (0.19%) Windows 7
17 101 (0.17%) AIX
17 101 (0.17%) CentOS
18 91 (0.15%) Debian
19 57 (0.093%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23310 (38.09%) Agile Software Development
2 17674 (28.88%) MVC
3 12159 (19.87%) TDD
4 10428 (17.04%) OO
5 8130 (13.28%) Scrum
6 6158 (10.06%) Software Engineering
7 5016 (8.20%) Web Development
8 4754 (7.77%) E-Commerce
9 4611 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
10 4405 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
11 4186 (6.84%) BDD
12 3935 (6.43%) Unit Testing
13 3882 (6.34%) SDLC
14 3784 (6.18%) OOP
15 3173 (5.18%) Web Application Development
16 2962 (4.84%) Multithreading
17 2531 (4.14%) Open Source
18 2284 (3.73%) ETL
19 2268 (3.71%) Mentoring
20 2151 (3.51%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 26201 (42.81%) JavaScript
2 25640 (41.90%) C#
3 21527 (35.18%) SQL
4 15269 (24.95%) Java
5 8245 (13.47%) PHP
6 5420 (8.86%) T-SQL
7 4717 (7.71%) C++
8 3928 (6.42%) VB.NET
9 3268 (5.34%) Python
10 2617 (4.28%) Ruby
11 2077 (3.39%) PL/SQL
12 1874 (3.06%) VB
13 1631 (2.67%) C
14 1462 (2.39%) Objective-C
15 1081 (1.77%) Perl
16 1060 (1.73%) Scala
17 902 (1.47%) VBA
18 889 (1.45%) PHP5
19 598 (0.98%) VB6
20 524 (0.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8637 (14.11%) Degree
2 873 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 703 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 401 (0.66%) SC Cleared
5 272 (0.44%) PhD
6 193 (0.32%) MCSD
7 172 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 151 (0.25%) MCP
9 120 (0.20%) Sun Certification
10 92 (0.15%) MCTS
11 82 (0.13%) MCPD
11 82 (0.13%) MCAD
12 79 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
13 74 (0.12%) HND
14 59 (0.096%) ISEB
15 42 (0.069%) OCPJP
16 41 (0.067%) PMI Certification
17 40 (0.065%) ISTQB
18 38 (0.062%) ITIL Certification
19 33 (0.054%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1752 (2.86%) QA
2 181 (0.30%) SLA
3 137 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 80 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 68 (0.11%) WCAG
6 59 (0.096%) HL7
7 49 (0.080%) WAI
8 48 (0.078%) EMIR
8 48 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
9 32 (0.052%) PCI DSS
10 24 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 21 (0.034%) PMBOK
12 20 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 14 (0.023%) MiFID
14 13 (0.021%) ISO 8583
15 12 (0.020%) Section 508
16 9 (0.015%) Basel II
16 9 (0.015%) TickIT
17 5 (0.008%) GAMP
17 5 (0.008%) DICOM
System Software
1 172 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 159 (0.26%) Docker
3 135 (0.22%) Varnish
4 130 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 91 (0.15%) Firmware
6 53 (0.087%) Hyper-V
7 45 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
7 45 (0.074%) HDFS
8 36 (0.059%) VirtualBox
9 25 (0.041%) iptables
10 20 (0.033%) LXC
11 19 (0.031%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (0.026%) Xen
13 14 (0.023%) Apache Flume
13 14 (0.023%) Platform Symphony
14 8 (0.013%) vSphere
14 8 (0.013%) VMware ESX
15 7 (0.011%) Squid
15 7 (0.011%) KVM
16 5 (0.008%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 453 (0.74%) Puppet
2 385 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 168 (0.27%) Vagrant
4 140 (0.23%) Ansible
5 61 (0.100%) Nagios
6 54 (0.088%) Capistrano
7 45 (0.074%) logstash
8 44 (0.072%) Control-M
9 31 (0.051%) TeamSite
10 27 (0.044%) Kibana
11 26 (0.042%) cPanel
12 25 (0.041%) StatsD
13 21 (0.034%) Salt
13 21 (0.034%) Tivoli
13 21 (0.034%) Data Guard
13 21 (0.034%) HP Quality Center
13 21 (0.034%) Plesk
14 17 (0.028%) HAProxy
15 16 (0.026%) Graphite
16 15 (0.025%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 9095 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 5964 (9.75%) Oracle
3 1522 (2.49%) Zend
4 1506 (2.46%) Google
5 1024 (1.67%) Facebook
6 969 (1.58%) Adobe
7 686 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 671 (1.10%) Twitter
9 654 (1.07%) Apple
10 623 (1.02%) Business Objects
11 597 (0.98%) IBM
12 594 (0.97%) SAP
13 536 (0.88%) Sybase
14 463 (0.76%) Sitecore
15 442 (0.72%) Cognos
16 431 (0.70%) Tableau
17 406 (0.66%) Informatica
18 372 (0.61%) Xamarin
19 320 (0.52%) TIBCO
20 309 (0.50%) hybris
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