The table below looks at the statistics for the Development Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Development Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Specialist
Rank 852 883 853
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Development Specialist 41 24 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.021% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.022% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 16
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £43,450 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,134 £46,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-19.71% +8.82%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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%

Development Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Development Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Development Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Development Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Development Specialist within the UK.

Development Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Development Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Development Specialist over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Development Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Development Specialist
Top 22 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Development Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
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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 +20 33 £40,000 -15.78%
Yorkshire - 16 £34,268 -
Leeds - 10 £34,268 -
West Yorkshire - 10 £34,268 -
Stirling +10 8 - -
Scotland +3 8 - -
East of England +4 6 £57,500 -17.85%
Essex - 6 £57,500 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £42,500 -
London +10 4 £110,000 +109.52%
York - 4 - -
South East +14 3 £22,500 -50.00%
South West - 3 £31,750 -
Bristol - 2 £31,750 -
Berkshire - 2 £22,500 -
Hampshire +6 1 £65,000 -
Somerset - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
Harrogate - 1 £42,500 -

Development Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Development Specialist 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 Development Specialist in their job title.

1 30 (37.50%) Oracle
2 28 (35.00%) SQL
2 28 (35.00%) Finance
3 25 (31.25%) Web Services
4 24 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (27.50%) Java
6 21 (26.25%) OO
7 20 (25.00%) Banking
8 19 (23.75%) PL/SQL
9 18 (22.50%) Spring
9 18 (22.50%) Analytics
10 17 (21.25%) Relational Database
10 17 (21.25%) Workflow
10 17 (21.25%) Hibernate
11 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (20.00%) Investment Banking
11 16 (20.00%) C#
11 16 (20.00%) OLAP
12 14 (17.50%) JMS
12 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
13 13 (16.25%) RDBMS
13 13 (16.25%) Spring Integration
13 13 (16.25%) Coaching
13 13 (16.25%) JPA
13 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
14 12 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (13.75%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (13.75%) CSS
16 10 (12.50%) .NET
16 10 (12.50%) TDD

Development Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Development Specialist 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 Development Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.25%) Node.js
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.75%) MS Office
3 4 (5.00%) InfoPath
4 3 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.75%) Photoshop
5 2 (2.50%) 3ds Max
6 1 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.25%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.25%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.25%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.25%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) FTP
1 2 (2.50%) Cisco ICM
1 2 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.25%) Relational Database
2 16 (20.00%) OLAP
3 13 (16.25%) RDBMS
4 11 (13.75%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
6 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
7 6 (7.50%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (3.75%) MySQL
9 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (2.50%) SQLite
9 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.25%) Big Data
10 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.25%) SAP BW
10 1 (1.25%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 7 (8.75%) Subversion
3 6 (7.50%) Maven
4 5 (6.25%) NUnit
5 4 (5.00%) Moq
6 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.25%) NCover
7 1 (1.25%) FxCop
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.25%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.25%) JConsole
7 1 (1.25%) Ant
7 1 (1.25%) Hudson
General
1 28 (35.00%) Finance
2 20 (25.00%) Banking
3 16 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 6 (7.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.75%) Marketing
5 3 (3.75%) Retail
6 2 (2.50%) Military
7 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.25%) Games
7 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.25%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (31.25%) Web Services
2 18 (22.50%) Spring
3 17 (21.25%) Hibernate
4 14 (17.50%) JMS
5 13 (16.25%) JPA
5 13 (16.25%) Spring Integration
6 11 (13.75%) CSS
7 10 (12.50%) .NET
7 10 (12.50%) jQuery
8 7 (8.75%) HTML
8 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET
8 7 (8.75%) XML
9 5 (6.25%) HTML5
9 5 (6.25%) REST
10 4 (5.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 4 (5.00%) MDX
10 4 (5.00%) WPF
10 4 (5.00%) XSLT
11 3 (3.75%) Ajax
12 2 (2.50%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.00%) E-Learning
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) Derivative
6 1 (1.25%) Blog
6 1 (1.25%) Kindle
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
6 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.75%) Windows
1 3 (3.75%) Linux
2 2 (2.50%) UNIX
3 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) OO
2 18 (22.50%) Analytics
3 17 (21.25%) Workflow
4 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (16.25%) Coaching
6 10 (12.50%) TDD
7 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.75%) CRM
8 7 (8.75%) Service Management
9 6 (7.50%) ITSM
9 6 (7.50%) ERP
9 6 (7.50%) Multithreading
10 5 (6.25%) Web Development
10 5 (6.25%) Business Development
10 5 (6.25%) Information Security
11 4 (5.00%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
11 4 (5.00%) MVC
11 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
11 4 (5.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.00%) SQL
2 22 (27.50%) Java
3 19 (23.75%) PL/SQL
4 16 (20.00%) C#
5 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
6 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.25%) VBScript
7 5 (6.25%) VBA
8 3 (3.75%) VB6
8 3 (3.75%) VB
9 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.50%) Tcl
9 2 (2.50%) PHP
9 2 (2.50%) C++
9 2 (2.50%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (2.50%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.25%) C
10 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (6.25%) CISSP
3 1 (1.25%) CISM
3 1 (1.25%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.25%) SCOM
3 1 (1.25%) Puppet
3 1 (1.25%) Control-M
3 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (37.50%) Oracle
2 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.50%) Cognos
4 4 (5.00%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (1.25%) SAP
6 1 (1.25%) Adobe
6 1 (1.25%) Avaya
6 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.25%) VMware