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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 31643 33363 32155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.00% 29.25% 30.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.79% 30.95% 32.34%
Number of salaries quoted 27923 28794 28363
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 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.94%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 29823 £45,000 +5.88% 4878
London -1 12844 £55,000 +4.76% 1787
South East 0 6021 £42,500 +6.25% 791
City of London 0 2763 £55,000 +4.76% 492
North West 0 2176 £38,000 +1.33% 587
South West 0 1992 £37,500 - 381
East of England 0 1958 £42,500 +6.25% 267
Yorkshire -1 1772 £40,000 +11.11% 370
West Midlands 0 1583 £37,500 - 311
Surrey 0 1302 £45,000 - 109
West Yorkshire -1 1225 £40,000 +13.47% 227
Manchester 0 1152 £38,500 +2.66% 284
East Midlands 0 1124 £37,500 +1.35% 268
Berkshire +5 1111 £47,500 +18.75% 181
Hampshire 0 1036 £40,000 +6.66% 154
Leeds +1 922 £40,000 +6.66% 170
Scotland -2 882 £40,000 - 197
Bristol 0 699 £37,500 -6.25% 93
Cheshire 0 637 £40,000 +14.28% 152
Hertfordshire -1 630 £45,000 +5.88% 75
Buckinghamshire 0 614 £40,000 +3.89% 71
Cambridgeshire 0 580 £45,000 +12.50% 108
Birmingham +1 492 £37,500 - 102
East Sussex 0 485 £40,000 - 43
Glasgow 0 476 £40,000 +2.56% 102
Oxfordshire 0 466 £42,500 +13.33% 112
West Sussex 0 459 £42,500 +6.25% 46
Nottinghamshire 0 451 £37,500 +7.14% 103
Reading +6 447 £45,000 +12.50% 92
Kent 0 446 £40,000 - 59

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 27010 (42.51%) JavaScript
2 25525 (40.18%) C#
3 25322 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
4 25202 (39.67%) .NET
5 25047 (39.42%) HTML
6 22116 (34.81%) SQL
7 21810 (34.33%) CSS
8 20158 (31.73%) SQL Server
9 17594 (27.69%) MVC
10 16418 (25.84%) Java
11 16346 (25.73%) ASP.NET
12 14172 (22.31%) jQuery
13 12843 (20.22%) TDD
14 12222 (19.24%) Finance
15 10504 (16.53%) HTML5
16 10015 (15.76%) OO
17 9253 (14.56%) Degree
18 8814 (13.87%) ASP.NET MVC
19 8807 (13.86%) Microsoft
20 8804 (13.86%) Scrum
21 8185 (12.88%) Web Services
22 7917 (12.46%) PHP
23 7590 (11.95%) XML
24 7287 (11.47%) AngularJS
25 6975 (10.98%) Git (software)
26 6777 (10.67%) MySQL
27 6603 (10.39%) Software Engineering
28 6488 (10.21%) Linux
29 6484 (10.21%) CSS3
30 6251 (9.84%) Oracle

Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3830 (6.03%) Node.js
2 2580 (4.06%) CMS
3 2128 (3.35%) SharePoint
4 1910 (3.01%) Apache
5 1650 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 1506 (2.37%) IIS
7 1315 (2.07%) WordPress
8 979 (1.54%) JBoss
9 853 (1.34%) Drupal
10 706 (1.11%) Umbraco
11 693 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
12 691 (1.09%) WebSphere
13 608 (0.96%) WebLogic
14 590 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
15 511 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
16 504 (0.79%) Apache Solr
17 413 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
18 395 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
19 341 (0.54%) Apache Spark
20 284 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 4059 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 1166 (1.84%) Photoshop
3 621 (0.98%) MS Office
4 380 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
5 253 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 238 (0.37%) PowerPivot
7 121 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 112 (0.18%) MS Visio
9 111 (0.17%) Fireworks
10 84 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
11 62 (0.098%) InDesign
12 54 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
13 36 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
14 32 (0.050%) FastStats
14 32 (0.050%) AutoCAD
14 32 (0.050%) MS Project
15 22 (0.035%) SPSS
16 21 (0.033%) Mathematica
17 17 (0.027%) Final Cut Pro
18 16 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 704 (1.11%) Magento
2 669 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 231 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 181 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 168 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 145 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 130 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
8 120 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
9 116 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
10 91 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
11 87 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
12 80 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
12 80 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
13 74 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
14 69 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
15 62 (0.098%) Markit EDM
15 62 (0.098%) Oracle Assets
16 55 (0.087%) Oracle 11i
17 48 (0.076%) Visualfiles
18 42 (0.066%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1774 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1589 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1095 (1.72%) SaaS
4 502 (0.79%) GitHub
5 218 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 200 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 183 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 179 (0.28%) Office 365
9 176 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 174 (0.27%) Force.com
11 127 (0.20%) Heroku
12 124 (0.20%) PaaS
13 89 (0.14%) Google App Engine
14 54 (0.085%) IaaS
15 51 (0.080%) Amazon S3
16 42 (0.066%) Google Compute Engine
17 39 (0.061%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 31 (0.049%) Amazon SQS
19 22 (0.035%) Trello
20 17 (0.027%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1548 (2.44%) Internet
2 1090 (1.72%) HTTP
3 411 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 362 (0.57%) Intranet
5 178 (0.28%) Broadband
6 175 (0.28%) DNS
7 136 (0.21%) SMTP
8 108 (0.17%) SSL
9 104 (0.16%) Wireless
10 94 (0.15%) Firewall
10 94 (0.15%) LDAP
11 92 (0.14%) HTTPS
12 87 (0.14%) Network Security
13 80 (0.13%) FTP
13 80 (0.13%) SSH
14 51 (0.080%) Multicast
15 48 (0.076%) AMQP
16 47 (0.074%) VoIP
17 43 (0.068%) Bluetooth
17 43 (0.068%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20158 (31.73%) SQL Server
2 6777 (10.67%) MySQL
3 4483 (7.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4261 (6.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3195 (5.03%) NoSQL
6 3140 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 3106 (4.89%) Relational Database
8 2863 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
9 2453 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2387 (3.76%) MongoDB
11 1927 (3.03%) Big Data
12 1923 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
13 1523 (2.40%) Oracle Database
14 1185 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
15 1141 (1.80%) RDBMS
16 1109 (1.75%) Hadoop
17 1011 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
18 710 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
19 631 (0.99%) OLAP
20 622 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6975 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 3899 (6.14%) Visual Studio
3 3631 (5.72%) Subversion
4 2716 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 2397 (3.77%) NUnit
6 1894 (2.98%) Maven
7 1694 (2.67%) Jenkins
8 1601 (2.52%) JUnit
9 1435 (2.26%) Rhino Mocks
10 1395 (2.20%) Selenium
11 1349 (2.12%) Eclipse
12 1295 (2.04%) JIRA
13 1250 (1.97%) Moq
14 944 (1.49%) Grunt
15 910 (1.43%) MSTest
16 760 (1.20%) Ant
17 745 (1.17%) TeamCity
18 714 (1.12%) Cucumber
19 637 (1.00%) Jasmine
20 481 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12222 (19.24%) Finance
2 3385 (5.33%) Banking
3 2987 (4.70%) Marketing
4 2619 (4.12%) Retail
5 2128 (3.35%) Games
6 1789 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 1774 (2.79%) Front Office
8 1136 (1.79%) Investment Banking
9 1120 (1.76%) Advertising
10 836 (1.32%) Back Office
11 699 (1.10%) Law
12 658 (1.04%) Manufacturing
13 624 (0.98%) Legal
14 566 (0.89%) Publishing
15 494 (0.78%) Financial Institution
16 372 (0.59%) Automotive
17 334 (0.53%) Electronics
18 307 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
19 157 (0.25%) Music Industry
20 153 (0.24%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25202 (39.67%) .NET
2 25047 (39.42%) HTML
3 21810 (34.33%) CSS
4 16346 (25.73%) ASP.NET
5 14172 (22.31%) jQuery
6 10504 (16.53%) HTML5
7 8814 (13.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8185 (12.88%) Web Services
9 7590 (11.95%) XML
10 7287 (11.47%) AngularJS
11 6484 (10.21%) CSS3
12 6147 (9.68%) WCF
13 6106 (9.61%) .NET Framework
14 5553 (8.74%) Spring
15 4412 (6.94%) Ajax
16 3927 (6.18%) REST
17 3861 (6.08%) RESTful
18 3317 (5.22%) Hibernate
19 3307 (5.21%) JSON
19 3307 (5.21%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5777 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3461 (5.45%) User Experience
3 3439 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2766 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 1710 (2.69%) Mathematics
6 1289 (2.03%) Algorithms
7 1265 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 1058 (1.67%) Derivative
9 1011 (1.59%) Data Structures
10 974 (1.53%) Inversion of Control
11 890 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 858 (1.35%) Social Media
13 854 (1.34%) Equities
14 851 (1.34%) Visualisation
15 811 (1.28%) Hedge funds
16 748 (1.18%) Client/Server
17 712 (1.12%) iPhone
18 597 (0.94%) Fixed Income
19 578 (0.91%) N-Tier
20 554 (0.87%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6488 (10.21%) Linux
2 5693 (8.96%) Windows
3 3433 (5.40%) Android
4 3386 (5.33%) UNIX
5 3216 (5.06%) Apple iOS
6 325 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 260 (0.41%) Windows Phone
8 220 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 213 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 194 (0.31%) Solaris
10 194 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
11 188 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 185 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 176 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 128 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 123 (0.19%) Debian
16 118 (0.19%) AIX
17 111 (0.17%) CentOS
18 86 (0.14%) Windows 7
19 53 (0.083%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25322 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17594 (27.69%) MVC
3 12843 (20.22%) TDD
4 10015 (15.76%) OO
5 8804 (13.86%) Scrum
6 6603 (10.39%) Software Engineering
7 5021 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
8 4888 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 4835 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
10 4823 (7.59%) Web Development
11 4390 (6.91%) BDD
12 4092 (6.44%) Unit Testing
13 4070 (6.41%) SDLC
14 3863 (6.08%) OOP
15 3148 (4.95%) Web Application Development
16 3005 (4.73%) Multithreading
17 2567 (4.04%) Open Source
18 2566 (4.04%) Mentoring
19 2499 (3.93%) ETL
20 2183 (3.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 27010 (42.51%) JavaScript
2 25525 (40.18%) C#
3 22116 (34.81%) SQL
4 16418 (25.84%) Java
5 7917 (12.46%) PHP
6 5671 (8.93%) T-SQL
7 4937 (7.77%) C++
8 4035 (6.35%) Python
9 3468 (5.46%) VB.NET
10 2903 (4.57%) Ruby
11 2207 (3.47%) PL/SQL
12 1731 (2.72%) C
13 1554 (2.45%) VB
14 1535 (2.42%) Scala
15 1513 (2.38%) Objective-C
16 1197 (1.88%) Perl
17 971 (1.53%) VBA
18 926 (1.46%) PHP5
19 635 (1.00%) Shell Script
20 617 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9253 (14.56%) Degree
2 814 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 742 (1.17%) Security Cleared
4 437 (0.69%) SC Cleared
5 327 (0.51%) PhD
6 185 (0.29%) DV Cleared
7 138 (0.22%) Sun Certification
8 126 (0.20%) MCP
9 123 (0.19%) MCSD
10 103 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
11 90 (0.14%) ISEB
12 78 (0.12%) HND
13 65 (0.10%) PMI Certification
14 64 (0.10%) MCAD
14 64 (0.10%) ISTQB
15 59 (0.093%) MCTS
16 57 (0.090%) MCSE
17 56 (0.088%) MCPD
18 55 (0.087%) OCP
19 41 (0.065%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1865 (2.94%) QA
2 158 (0.25%) SLA
3 109 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 98 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 90 (0.14%) HL7
6 62 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
7 61 (0.096%) WCAG
8 58 (0.091%) EMIR
9 39 (0.061%) PCI DSS
10 34 (0.054%) WAI
11 24 (0.038%) GAMP
12 21 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 21 (0.033%) COBIT
13 19 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 18 (0.028%) MiFID
15 15 (0.024%) Section 508
16 10 (0.016%) ISO 14001
17 7 (0.011%) TickIT
17 7 (0.011%) DICOM
17 7 (0.011%) Solvency II
System Software
1 214 (0.34%) Docker
2 170 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 144 (0.23%) Varnish
4 116 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 77 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 64 (0.10%) HDFS
7 58 (0.091%) Firmware
8 29 (0.046%) LXC
9 28 (0.044%) Hyper-V
10 21 (0.033%) VirtualBox
11 18 (0.028%) Apache Flume
11 18 (0.028%) Xen
12 17 (0.027%) Time Sharing Option
13 16 (0.025%) vSphere
14 13 (0.020%) Platform Symphony
14 13 (0.020%) iptables
15 11 (0.017%) VMware ESX
16 10 (0.016%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 10 (0.016%) vCloud
17 8 (0.013%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 456 (0.72%) Puppet
2 380 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 162 (0.25%) Vagrant
4 156 (0.25%) Ansible
5 79 (0.12%) Nagios
6 44 (0.069%) Capistrano
7 42 (0.066%) Control-M
8 41 (0.065%) cPanel
9 36 (0.057%) logstash
9 36 (0.057%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 33 (0.052%) Tivoli
11 32 (0.050%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 32 (0.050%) HP Quality Center
11 32 (0.050%) Mesos
12 31 (0.049%) Oracle RMAN
13 30 (0.047%) Pingdom
14 27 (0.042%) Data Guard
15 25 (0.039%) TeamSite
16 24 (0.038%) Salt
17 23 (0.036%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8807 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 6251 (9.84%) Oracle
3 1680 (2.64%) Google
4 1393 (2.19%) Zend
5 945 (1.49%) Adobe
6 920 (1.45%) Facebook
7 798 (1.26%) SAP
8 747 (1.18%) Apple
9 714 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 667 (1.05%) IBM
11 618 (0.97%) Sybase
12 557 (0.88%) Twitter
13 543 (0.85%) Sitecore
14 473 (0.74%) Xamarin
15 459 (0.72%) Tableau
16 455 (0.72%) Cognos
17 435 (0.68%) Informatica
18 317 (0.50%) TIBCO
19 292 (0.46%) hybris
20 279 (0.44%) Sony
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