The first table below looks at the demand for the Programmer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 164 208 203
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 2134 1485 1653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.34% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.41% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1906 1243 1416
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,783 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.72% +2.85%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Programmer
Salary Trend

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

Programmer Salary Trend in the UK

Programmer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Programmer over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Programmer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +46 1923 £45,000 +20.00% 154
London +71 867 £57,500 +21.05% 61
South East -27 347 £42,500 +13.33% 33
East of England +46 204 £40,000 - 12
City of London +14 148 £50,000 - 16
East Midlands +39 130 £32,500 -9.72% 12
South West +23 129 £36,500 +21.66% 12
Scotland +57 114 £37,500 -2.59% 6
Surrey +1 114 £47,500 +26.66% 9
West Midlands +44 100 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Hertfordshire +56 93 £40,000 - 4
North West -15 82 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Yorkshire +2 80 £40,000 +18.51% 5
Nottinghamshire +26 60 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Berkshire -4 57 £42,500 +13.33% 4
West Yorkshire -5 57 £36,500 +26.95% 4
Cambridgeshire +20 56 £40,000 - 5
Bristol +33 51 £36,000 +33.33% 5
Guildford +20 48 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Edinburgh +11 48 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Glasgow +24 47 £37,500 -10.71% 2
Reigate +33 46 £52,500 +27.27%
Wales -7 46 £38,783 +10.80% 1
Somerset +22 44 £36,500 +23.20% 2
Watford +20 44 £40,000 - 1
South Wales +15 41 £38,783 +10.80% 1
Birmingham +23 39 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Leeds -5 38 £40,000 +2.56% 2
Nottingham +15 37 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Derbyshire +13 37 £31,500 -10.00%

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 1592 (41.88%) C#
2 1473 (38.75%) .NET
3 1341 (35.28%) SQL
4 1275 (33.54%) Java
5 1130 (29.73%) JavaScript
6 1063 (27.97%) HTML
7 965 (25.39%) Finance
8 938 (24.68%) SQL Server
9 880 (23.15%) Degree
10 878 (23.10%) ASP.NET
11 870 (22.89%) CSS
12 804 (21.15%) MVC
13 733 (19.28%) Software Engineering
14 723 (19.02%) OO
15 613 (16.13%) Microsoft
16 611 (16.07%) TDD
17 574 (15.10%) C++
18 557 (14.65%) jQuery
19 545 (14.34%) XML
20 524 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
21 488 (12.84%) Computer Science
22 473 (12.44%) Web Services
23 466 (12.26%) Linux
24 434 (11.42%) Oracle
25 393 (10.34%) UNIX
26 383 (10.08%) Banking
27 382 (10.05%) Windows
28 380 (10.00%) MySQL
29 377 (9.92%) Scrum
30 375 (9.87%) PHP

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 192 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 123 (3.24%) Tomcat
3 110 (2.89%) Apache
4 99 (2.60%) SAS
5 88 (2.32%) WebSphere
6 76 (2.00%) CMS
7 74 (1.95%) IIS
8 52 (1.37%) WebLogic
9 49 (1.29%) Drupal
10 40 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
11 39 (1.03%) Apache Solr
12 36 (0.95%) Node.js
13 30 (0.79%) MQSeries
14 26 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
15 22 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (0.55%) WordPress
17 18 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
18 17 (0.45%) NServiceBus
19 14 (0.37%) Alfresco
19 14 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 261 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 50 (1.32%) MS Office
3 28 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 11 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.24%) SPSS
7 6 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.079%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.079%) MS Project
8 3 (0.079%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.053%) FastStats
9 2 (0.053%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.026%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.026%) Stata
10 1 (0.026%) Simulink
10 1 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.026%) Revit
10 1 (0.026%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.53%) Magento
2 18 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.32%) Google Analytics
5 12 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.21%) INSURE/90
7 7 (0.18%) Agresso
8 6 (0.16%) Misys Midas
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.11%) ResourceLink
10 4 (0.11%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.053%) Misys Equation
12 2 (0.053%) RMDS
12 2 (0.053%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 55 (1.45%) SaaS
2 25 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 23 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.42%) PaaS
5 14 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.18%) GitHub
7 4 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.11%) Trello
8 1 (0.026%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.026%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 108 (2.84%) Internet
2 42 (1.10%) HTTP
3 32 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 26 (0.68%) Ethernet
5 25 (0.66%) Intranet
6 20 (0.53%) SMTP
7 16 (0.42%) Extranet
8 9 (0.24%) DNS
9 8 (0.21%) CTI
10 7 (0.18%) SNMP
10 7 (0.18%) Wireless
11 6 (0.16%) LDAP
12 4 (0.11%) Broadband
13 3 (0.079%) ATM
13 3 (0.079%) SSH
14 2 (0.053%) RFID
14 2 (0.053%) DHCP
14 2 (0.053%) FTP
14 2 (0.053%) Modbus
14 2 (0.053%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 938 (24.68%) SQL Server
2 380 (10.00%) MySQL
3 241 (6.34%) Relational Database
4 174 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 159 (4.18%) RDBMS
6 139 (3.66%) Big Data
7 121 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 117 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 109 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
10 100 (2.63%) Oracle Database
11 84 (2.21%) Hadoop
12 82 (2.16%) DB2
13 76 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
14 69 (1.82%) MongoDB
15 62 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
16 59 (1.55%) NoSQL
17 56 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
18 55 (1.45%) Informix
19 54 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
19 54 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 203 (5.34%) Visual Studio
2 170 (4.47%) Subversion
3 138 (3.63%) Git (software)
4 123 (3.24%) JUnit
4 123 (3.24%) Eclipse
5 100 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 80 (2.10%) JIRA
7 73 (1.92%) Maven
8 63 (1.66%) Ant
9 58 (1.53%) NUnit
10 52 (1.37%) Selenium
11 40 (1.05%) Jenkins
12 23 (0.61%) PHPUnit
13 22 (0.58%) TeamCity
14 21 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
15 20 (0.53%) Toad
16 19 (0.50%) Mercurial
16 19 (0.50%) PowerBuilder
17 14 (0.37%) Mockito
18 13 (0.34%) Moq
General
1 965 (25.39%) Finance
2 383 (10.08%) Banking
3 223 (5.87%) Games
4 156 (4.10%) Marketing
5 154 (4.05%) Investment Banking
6 98 (2.58%) Retail
7 80 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 63 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 54 (1.42%) Front Office
10 49 (1.29%) Advertising
11 45 (1.18%) Financial Institution
12 41 (1.08%) Manufacturing
13 37 (0.97%) Publishing
14 27 (0.71%) Electronics
14 27 (0.71%) Law
15 24 (0.63%) Legal
16 10 (0.26%) Back Office
17 9 (0.24%) Billing
17 9 (0.24%) French Language
18 8 (0.21%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1473 (38.75%) .NET
2 1063 (27.97%) HTML
3 878 (23.10%) ASP.NET
4 870 (22.89%) CSS
5 557 (14.65%) jQuery
6 545 (14.34%) XML
7 473 (12.44%) Web Services
8 354 (9.31%) Spring
9 353 (9.29%) Ajax
10 302 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 284 (7.47%) .NET Framework
12 268 (7.05%) HTML5
13 257 (6.76%) J2EE
14 236 (6.21%) WCF
15 235 (6.18%) Hibernate
16 199 (5.24%) WPF
17 147 (3.87%) SOAP
18 144 (3.79%) CSS3
19 140 (3.68%) WinForms
20 125 (3.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 488 (12.84%) Computer Science
2 236 (6.21%) Mathematics
3 212 (5.58%) Open Source
4 131 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 106 (2.79%) Derivative
6 100 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 85 (2.24%) Client/Server
8 83 (2.18%) Statistics
9 74 (1.95%) Physics
10 71 (1.87%) N-Tier
11 63 (1.66%) Equities
11 63 (1.66%) AS400
12 62 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
13 61 (1.60%) Fixed Income
14 56 (1.47%) Hedge funds
15 55 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
16 50 (1.32%) Social Media
17 39 (1.03%) Machine Learning
17 39 (1.03%) iPhone
18 32 (0.84%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 466 (12.26%) Linux
2 393 (10.34%) UNIX
3 382 (10.05%) Windows
4 171 (4.50%) Apple iOS
5 163 (4.29%) Android
6 34 (0.89%) AIX
7 26 (0.68%) HPUX
8 11 (0.29%) Solaris
9 9 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.21%) zOS
11 7 (0.18%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.16%) Scientific Linux
13 5 (0.13%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 804 (21.15%) MVC
2 733 (19.28%) Software Engineering
3 723 (19.02%) OO
4 611 (16.07%) TDD
5 524 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 377 (9.92%) Scrum
7 292 (7.68%) Multithreading
8 285 (7.50%) OOP
9 212 (5.58%) Web Development
10 210 (5.52%) Unit Testing
11 206 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
12 170 (4.47%) E-Commerce
13 155 (4.08%) BDD
14 137 (3.60%) SOA
15 135 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
16 115 (3.03%) UML
17 113 (2.97%) OOD
18 108 (2.84%) Low Latency
19 106 (2.79%) Data Modelling
20 103 (2.71%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1592 (41.88%) C#
2 1341 (35.28%) SQL
3 1275 (33.54%) Java
4 1130 (29.73%) JavaScript
5 574 (15.10%) C++
6 375 (9.87%) PHP
7 249 (6.55%) VB.NET
7 249 (6.55%) Python
8 192 (5.05%) C
9 188 (4.95%) T-SQL
10 165 (4.34%) VB
11 124 (3.26%) Perl
11 124 (3.26%) Scala
12 118 (3.10%) RPG
13 100 (2.63%) PL/SQL
14 93 (2.45%) RPG IV
15 82 (2.16%) VBA
16 78 (2.05%) Shell Script
17 76 (2.00%) Ruby
18 74 (1.95%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 880 (23.15%) Degree
2 106 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (0.97%) PhD
4 26 (0.68%) Security Cleared
5 15 (0.39%) MCSD
6 13 (0.34%) MCAD
7 12 (0.32%) Postgraduate
8 9 (0.24%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.18%) HNC
10 5 (0.13%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.13%) HND
11 4 (0.11%) MCPD
11 4 (0.11%) MySQL Certification
11 4 (0.11%) CCNA
11 4 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.079%) SAS Certification
12 3 (0.079%) PMP
12 3 (0.079%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.079%) ISEB
12 3 (0.079%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (2.37%) QA
2 22 (0.58%) CDISC
3 12 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.11%) SLA
6 3 (0.079%) GAMP
7 2 (0.053%) WAI
7 2 (0.053%) Basel III
8 1 (0.026%) GCP
System Software
1 16 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.24%) RACF
3 6 (0.16%) ACF2
4 4 (0.11%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
5 3 (0.079%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.053%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.026%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.026%) KVM
7 1 (0.026%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.026%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.026%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (0.24%) Puppet
2 7 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 5 (0.13%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.11%) Control-M
5 3 (0.079%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.053%) CA Endevor
6 2 (0.053%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.026%) YUM
7 1 (0.026%) Nagios
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.026%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 613 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 434 (11.42%) Oracle
3 122 (3.21%) JBoss
4 93 (2.45%) IBM
5 72 (1.89%) Zend
6 71 (1.87%) Sybase
7 57 (1.50%) Google
8 49 (1.29%) TIBCO
9 42 (1.10%) SAP
9 42 (1.10%) Facebook
10 38 (1.00%) Business Objects
11 35 (0.92%) hybris
11 35 (0.92%) Perforce
12 27 (0.71%) Twitter
13 25 (0.66%) Cognos
14 23 (0.61%) Telerik
15 22 (0.58%) Apple
15 22 (0.58%) Informatica
16 18 (0.47%) Adobe
16 18 (0.47%) Sitecore
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £60000 per annum - Excellent benefits - see list!
Posted: 12 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Banstead, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Life Assurance, Stud
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus+bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £30000 Per Annum Graduate Package Holidays, Gym, Pe
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Salary Negotiable for the right candidate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Launch IT Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare and gre
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Launch IT Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare and gre
Posted: 2 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Bluetownonline
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits including bonus, 23 da
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
University Of Glasgow
Salary: From £40,046 to £46,400 per annum Grade 8
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent + Bonus + Significant additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits including bonus
Posted: 2 days ago