The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 279 165 208
Rank change year-on-year
-114 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 1164 2066 1500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.72% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.82% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1022 1851 1271
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
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 £26,500
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%

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 5 May 2015 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 5 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 -93 1101 £42,500 -5.55% 160
London -123 402 £52,500 -4.54% 58
South East -46 249 £40,000 -11.11% 34
East of England +6 176 £40,000 - 29
City of London -4 106 £55,000 +10.00% 16
Yorkshire +31 91 £37,500 - 4
Cambridgeshire +39 77 £42,250 +2.42% 16
Cambridge +47 68 £42,500 -1.16% 15
South West -64 64 £39,000 +4.00% 9
West Yorkshire +22 55 £34,750 -13.12% 3
Surrey -48 53 £41,500 -16.16% 3
Oxfordshire +20 45 £45,000 - 12
East Midlands -53 43 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Hertfordshire -50 39 £42,500 +6.25% 2
East Sussex +14 38 £40,000 +6.66% 1
West Midlands -66 38 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Essex +13 37 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Brighton +5 37 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Hampshire 0 34 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Scotland -47 34 £45,000 +20.00% 4
North West -66 26 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Oxford +11 25 £47,500 -17.39% 2
Berkshire -27 25 £49,000 +8.88% 6
Leeds -12 24 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Gloucestershire -9 22 £40,000 - 2
Watford -14 21 £42,500 +6.25%
Reading -4 19 £49,000 +8.88% 4
North Yorkshire +19 18 £50,000 +18.34%
Buckinghamshire -3 18 £37,500 -11.76% 3
South Yorkshire -4 18 £41,250 +22.22% 1

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 931 (39.33%) C#
2 893 (37.73%) .NET
3 841 (35.53%) SQL
4 713 (30.12%) JavaScript
5 691 (29.19%) Java
6 644 (27.21%) SQL Server
7 637 (26.91%) HTML
8 626 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
9 572 (24.17%) ASP.NET
10 525 (22.18%) Software Engineering
11 506 (21.38%) MVC
12 471 (19.90%) CSS
13 459 (19.39%) Finance
14 431 (18.21%) Degree
15 417 (17.62%) C++
16 353 (14.91%) Microsoft
17 320 (13.52%) jQuery
18 303 (12.80%) OO
19 302 (12.76%) Web Services
20 301 (12.72%) XML
21 289 (12.21%) Oracle
22 277 (11.70%) Linux
23 271 (11.45%) Computer Science
24 263 (11.11%) Windows
25 257 (10.86%) TDD
26 226 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
27 224 (9.46%) Android
28 217 (9.17%) Apple iOS
29 205 (8.66%) .NET Framework
30 204 (8.62%) Scrum

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 68 (2.87%) Tomcat
2 57 (2.41%) Apache
3 56 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
4 50 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 50 (2.11%) CMS
4 50 (2.11%) Node.js
5 35 (1.48%) SAS
6 31 (1.31%) IIS
7 26 (1.10%) WebSphere
8 23 (0.97%) WordPress
9 22 (0.93%) JBoss
10 21 (0.89%) CICS
11 16 (0.68%) Drupal
12 15 (0.63%) NServiceBus
13 14 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 11 (0.46%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.38%) Moodle
16 9 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 153 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.48%) MS Office
3 23 (0.97%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.51%) Mingle
5 8 (0.34%) PrintSoft PReS
5 8 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.25%) 3ds Max
6 6 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.17%) Maya
7 4 (0.17%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.17%) Blender
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.084%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.084%) CPLEX
9 2 (0.084%) MS Project
10 1 (0.042%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.38%) SAP SRM
4 8 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.30%) BPCS
5 7 (0.30%) Magento
6 6 (0.25%) INSURE/90
6 6 (0.25%) Oracle HRMS
7 5 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.17%) Staffware
8 4 (0.17%) Agresso
8 4 (0.17%) Summit
9 3 (0.13%) Exstream
9 3 (0.13%) RMDS
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.084%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.69%) SaaS
2 34 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.30%) Heroku
6 7 (0.30%) GitHub
7 5 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.084%) PaaS
9 2 (0.084%) Office 365
9 2 (0.084%) Trello
10 1 (0.042%) Yammer
10 1 (0.042%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.042%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.042%) IaaS
10 1 (0.042%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.20%) Internet
2 35 (1.48%) HTTP
3 29 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.55%) SSL
5 12 (0.51%) Bluetooth
5 12 (0.51%) Broadband
6 11 (0.46%) FTP
7 9 (0.38%) ICMP
8 8 (0.34%) SMTP
8 8 (0.34%) SSH
9 7 (0.30%) Wireless
10 6 (0.25%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.25%) ATM
11 4 (0.17%) SMS
11 4 (0.17%) SAN
11 4 (0.17%) Intranet
12 3 (0.13%) WAN
12 3 (0.13%) LAN
13 2 (0.084%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.084%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 644 (27.21%) SQL Server
2 164 (6.93%) MySQL
3 128 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 117 (4.94%) Relational Database
5 102 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 86 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 79 (3.34%) RDBMS
8 63 (2.66%) Oracle Database
8 63 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 56 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
10 45 (1.90%) DB2
10 45 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
11 32 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 30 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
12 30 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
13 29 (1.23%) MongoDB
13 29 (1.23%) NoSQL
14 26 (1.10%) Big Data
15 24 (1.01%) Adabas
16 22 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 174 (7.35%) Visual Studio
2 127 (5.37%) Eclipse
3 123 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 110 (4.65%) Xcode
5 84 (3.55%) Subversion
6 77 (3.25%) Git (software)
7 43 (1.82%) NUnit
8 38 (1.61%) JIRA
9 34 (1.44%) JUnit
10 31 (1.31%) Maven
11 27 (1.14%) Android Studio
12 26 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
13 25 (1.06%) Jenkins
13 25 (1.06%) SpecFlow
14 24 (1.01%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 21 (0.89%) Selenium
16 20 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 17 (0.72%) Toad
17 17 (0.72%) MSTest
18 16 (0.68%) PowerBuilder
General
1 459 (19.39%) Finance
2 157 (6.63%) Banking
3 116 (4.90%) Games
4 90 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 88 (3.72%) Retail
6 82 (3.46%) Front Office
7 50 (2.11%) Investment Banking
8 44 (1.86%) Publishing
9 41 (1.73%) Marketing
10 32 (1.35%) Advertising
11 31 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 25 (1.06%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.76%) Back Office
13 18 (0.76%) Electronics
13 18 (0.76%) Automotive
14 12 (0.51%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.38%) Law
15 9 (0.38%) Legal
16 7 (0.30%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.21%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 893 (37.73%) .NET
2 637 (26.91%) HTML
3 572 (24.17%) ASP.NET
4 471 (19.90%) CSS
5 320 (13.52%) jQuery
6 302 (12.76%) Web Services
7 301 (12.72%) XML
8 205 (8.66%) .NET Framework
9 195 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 187 (7.90%) WCF
11 174 (7.35%) HTML5
12 172 (7.27%) Ajax
13 162 (6.84%) J2EE
14 154 (6.51%) Spring
15 120 (5.07%) JSON
16 115 (4.86%) Hibernate
17 112 (4.73%) Entity Framework
18 99 (4.18%) CSS3
19 97 (4.10%) WPF
20 95 (4.01%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 271 (11.45%) Computer Science
2 226 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (3.55%) Mobile App
4 80 (3.38%) Mathematics
5 74 (3.13%) Open Source
6 62 (2.62%) Visualisation
7 55 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
8 54 (2.28%) User Experience
9 53 (2.24%) Derivative
9 53 (2.24%) Equities
10 47 (1.99%) Algorithms
11 45 (1.90%) Social Media
12 43 (1.82%) Hedge funds
13 40 (1.69%) AS400
14 38 (1.61%) N-Tier
15 37 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 37 (1.56%) Management Information System
16 34 (1.44%) Data Structures
17 28 (1.18%) Digital Media
18 23 (0.97%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 277 (11.70%) Linux
2 263 (11.11%) Windows
3 224 (9.46%) Android
4 217 (9.17%) Apple iOS
5 172 (7.27%) UNIX
6 27 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.63%) CentOS
8 14 (0.59%) Windows Phone
8 14 (0.59%) AIX
9 10 (0.42%) zOS
10 5 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.13%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.13%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.084%) Windows CE
12 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.084%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (22.18%) Software Engineering
3 506 (21.38%) MVC
4 303 (12.80%) OO
5 257 (10.86%) TDD
6 204 (8.62%) Scrum
7 194 (8.20%) Unit Testing
8 149 (6.29%) OOP
9 147 (6.21%) iOS Development
10 138 (5.83%) Multithreading
11 131 (5.53%) Web Development
12 130 (5.49%) Mentoring
13 127 (5.37%) Android Development
14 121 (5.11%) Mobile Development
15 118 (4.99%) Business Intelligence
16 105 (4.44%) E-Commerce
17 94 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
18 83 (3.51%) OOD
19 80 (3.38%) BDD
20 69 (2.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 931 (39.33%) C#
2 841 (35.53%) SQL
3 713 (30.12%) JavaScript
4 691 (29.19%) Java
5 417 (17.62%) C++
6 194 (8.20%) Python
7 166 (7.01%) Objective-C
8 162 (6.84%) PHP
9 157 (6.63%) C
10 142 (6.00%) VB
10 142 (6.00%) VB.NET
11 137 (5.79%) T-SQL
12 135 (5.70%) PL/SQL
13 69 (2.92%) VB6
14 58 (2.45%) RPG
15 57 (2.41%) COBOL
16 51 (2.15%) Apple Swift
17 40 (1.69%) Shell Script
18 39 (1.65%) RPG IV
19 36 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 431 (18.21%) Degree
2 50 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (0.72%) MCSD
3 17 (0.72%) PhD
4 16 (0.68%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.68%) Security Cleared
5 9 (0.38%) MCSE
6 8 (0.34%) Sun Certification
6 8 (0.34%) MCTS
7 7 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.30%) MCAD
8 6 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.21%) HND
10 4 (0.17%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (1.99%) QA
2 16 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
3 15 (0.63%) EMIR
4 9 (0.38%) RosettaNet
5 8 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.25%) SNOMED CT
7 3 (0.13%) CDISC
8 2 (0.084%) HL7
8 2 (0.084%) GAAP
8 2 (0.084%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.042%) SLA
9 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.042%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.084%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.084%) RACF
3 2 (0.084%) Docker
4 1 (0.042%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 11 (0.46%) CA Endevor
2 10 (0.42%) Puppet
3 8 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 5 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.084%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.084%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.084%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.042%) Control-M
6 1 (0.042%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 353 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 289 (12.21%) Oracle
3 57 (2.41%) IBM
4 42 (1.77%) Google
5 35 (1.48%) Informatica
6 25 (1.06%) SAP
7 23 (0.97%) Adobe
8 20 (0.84%) Red Hat
9 15 (0.63%) Cognos
9 15 (0.63%) Zend
9 15 (0.63%) EPiServer
10 14 (0.59%) Sitecore
11 13 (0.55%) Perforce
11 13 (0.55%) Telerik
11 13 (0.55%) Tableau
11 13 (0.55%) Appcelerator
11 13 (0.55%) Xamarin
12 11 (0.46%) Sybase
12 11 (0.46%) Business Objects
12 11 (0.46%) BMC
Surrey
TIMES Resources Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Aberdeenshire
Expro International Group PLC
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package apply
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: Benefits + flexi-time
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Churchill Frank
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 21k + 25 Days holiday + Life Assurance + Much more !!!
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: 12 hours ago
North London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 14 hours ago