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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Specialist
Rank 861 870 871
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Development Specialist 17 23 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.022% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.024% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 14
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -12.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +30.76%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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%

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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Development Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Development Specialist
Top 12 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 30 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
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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 -10 11 £65,000 +30.00% 4
London +6 8 £67,500 -5.26%
Scotland +7 6 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 5 - -
City of London +5 2 £65,000 -3.70%
North West - 2 £30,000 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £30,000 - 1
Chester - 2 £30,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -5 1 £55,000 +96.42%
Yorkshire -11 1 £55,000 +1.85%
Stirling -11 1 £50,000 -
Leeds - 1 £55,000 -

Development Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 14 (33.33%) Java
3 13 (30.95%) SQL
3 13 (30.95%) Oracle
3 13 (30.95%) Banking
4 10 (23.81%) Retail
4 10 (23.81%) UNIX
4 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 8 (19.05%) J2EE
7 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 7 (16.67%) Linux
7 7 (16.67%) DataStage
7 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (14.29%) Degree
8 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
8 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (11.90%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (11.90%) Business Development
9 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
9 5 (11.90%) Internet
9 5 (11.90%) Misys
9 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
9 5 (11.90%) Windows
9 5 (11.90%) XML
9 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
10 4 (9.52%) .NET
10 4 (9.52%) Web Services

Development Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Node.js
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.38%) SAS
2 1 (2.38%) JBoss
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.76%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (2.38%) SPSS
3 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Internet
2 4 (9.52%) DHCP
2 4 (9.52%) DNS
2 4 (9.52%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 7 (16.67%) DataStage
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.14%) Big Data
4 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.76%) MySQL
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.38%) Spotfire
6 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Maven
2 3 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (4.76%) Toad
3 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.76%) Subversion
3 2 (4.76%) FishEye
3 2 (4.76%) Rational Application Developer
3 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.38%) Log4j
4 1 (2.38%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (2.38%) JUnit
General
1 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 13 (30.95%) Banking
3 10 (23.81%) Retail
4 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (7.14%) Marketing
6 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (4.76%) Multimedia
7 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (2.38%) Front Office
7 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) J2EE
2 5 (11.90%) XML
3 4 (9.52%) .NET
3 4 (9.52%) Web Services
4 3 (7.14%) Spring
4 3 (7.14%) XSLT
4 3 (7.14%) HTML
5 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.76%) CSS
5 2 (4.76%) JSON
5 2 (4.76%) Java EE
5 2 (4.76%) REST
6 1 (2.38%) HTML5
6 1 (2.38%) Spring Integration
6 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.38%) jQuery
6 1 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.38%) Java SE
6 1 (2.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Open Source
2 3 (7.14%) Derivative
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Life Science
3 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) UNIX
2 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Windows
4 2 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (11.90%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (11.90%) Business Development
3 4 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 4 (9.52%) Analytics
4 3 (7.14%) Investment Management
4 3 (7.14%) Time Management
4 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.14%) OO
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL
5 2 (4.76%) ETL
5 2 (4.76%) TDD
5 2 (4.76%) Web Development
5 2 (4.76%) Business Analytics
5 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.76%) Coaching
6 1 (2.38%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.38%) OWASP
6 1 (2.38%) Web Application Development
6 1 (2.38%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) Java
2 13 (30.95%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.38%) Clojure
5 1 (2.38%) R
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) VBScript
5 1 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) ProxySG
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) WSUS
2 1 (2.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Oracle
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
3 5 (11.90%) Misys
4 4 (9.52%) HP
4 4 (9.52%) EMC
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) Symantec
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) Blue Coat
4 4 (9.52%) F5
5 3 (7.14%) IBM
6 2 (4.76%) Adobe
6 2 (4.76%) Avaya
7 1 (2.38%) Tableau
7 1 (2.38%) Informatica
7 1 (2.38%) Apple
7 1 (2.38%) Sophos
7 1 (2.38%) Charles River
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