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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 218 197 222
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 1530 1552 1461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.45% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.53% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1398 1306 1289
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,731
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.97%

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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
(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 -27 1358 £42,500 +6.25% 118
London -33 524 £52,500 - 57
South East +1 331 £45,000 +20.00% 17
Scotland +35 128 £37,500 -3.22% 11
City of London +6 127 £50,000 -13.04% 18
East of England -52 117 £40,000 - 7
Berkshire +52 102 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Surrey -14 101 £47,150 +30.97% 5
East Midlands +24 92 £35,000 - 6
West Midlands -11 82 £35,000 +11.11% 7
South West -28 74 £42,500 +18.05% 10
North West -16 69 £35,000 +11.11% 6
Glasgow +37 63 £36,250 -19.44% 1
Reading +30 56 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire -65 55 £35,000 - 4
Cambridgeshire -2 53 £40,000 - 3
West Yorkshire -43 44 £35,000 - 3
North East - 44 £27,500 - 3
Cambridge +2 39 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Edinburgh 0 38 £40,000 +1.26% 5
West Sussex +14 36 £46,250 +12.80% 3
Brighton -11 36 £45,000 +41.73%
East Sussex -17 36 £45,000 +38.46%
Tyne and Wear - 36 £27,500 - 3
Crawley +32 35 £47,500 +15.85% 1
Leicestershire +21 35 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Somerset +11 32 £42,500 +41.66%
Reigate +9 32 £55,000 +66.66% 1
Hampshire -25 32 £37,000 +5.71% 4
Hertfordshire -35 31 £47,500 +18.75% 3

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1573 (44.25%) C#
2 1437 (40.42%) .NET
3 1376 (38.71%) SQL
4 1185 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 1053 (29.62%) HTML
6 1037 (29.17%) Java
7 1002 (28.19%) SQL Server
8 963 (27.09%) ASP.NET
9 885 (24.89%) CSS
10 816 (22.95%) Software Engineering
11 813 (22.87%) MVC
12 726 (20.42%) Finance
13 701 (19.72%) Degree
14 630 (17.72%) C++
15 613 (17.24%) jQuery
16 589 (16.57%) Microsoft
17 568 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
18 556 (15.64%) Web Services
19 542 (15.25%) OO
20 529 (14.88%) Linux
21 524 (14.74%) TDD
22 499 (14.04%) Oracle
23 491 (13.81%) XML
24 399 (11.22%) Computer Science
25 368 (10.35%) UNIX
26 362 (10.18%) Windows
27 318 (8.95%) Scrum
28 317 (8.92%) HTML5
29 314 (8.83%) MySQL
30 307 (8.64%) ASP.NET MVC

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 212 (5.96%) SharePoint
2 104 (2.93%) Tomcat
3 82 (2.31%) Node.js
4 80 (2.25%) Apache
5 79 (2.22%) CMS
6 66 (1.86%) IIS
7 58 (1.63%) Drupal
8 54 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 49 (1.38%) SAS
10 39 (1.10%) NServiceBus
11 33 (0.93%) WordPress
12 25 (0.70%) Confluence
13 24 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
14 23 (0.65%) MQSeries
15 20 (0.56%) CICS
16 19 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.51%) Apache Solr
18 17 (0.48%) Umbraco
18 17 (0.48%) nginx
Applications
1 256 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 76 (2.14%) MS Office
3 40 (1.13%) Photoshop
4 19 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.23%) Mingle
7 7 (0.20%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.20%) SPSS
8 6 (0.17%) 3ds Max
9 5 (0.14%) PrintSoft PReS
10 4 (0.11%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.084%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.056%) Maya
12 2 (0.056%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.056%) Simulink
13 1 (0.028%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.028%) MS Project
13 1 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 38 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.25%) Google Analytics
3 8 (0.23%) Magento
3 8 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
4 7 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.17%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.14%) Misys Midas
6 5 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.11%) Agresso
7 4 (0.11%) INSURE/90
7 4 (0.11%) ProductWriter
8 3 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.084%) Academy Housing
9 2 (0.056%) Lawson
9 2 (0.056%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.056%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.056%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (1.07%) SaaS
3 20 (0.56%) PaaS
4 16 (0.45%) GitHub
5 15 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.11%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.11%) Office 365
9 3 (0.084%) IaaS
9 3 (0.084%) ElastiCache
9 3 (0.084%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.084%) Heroku
10 2 (0.056%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.028%) Force.com
11 1 (0.028%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 121 (3.40%) Internet
2 47 (1.32%) CTI
3 44 (1.24%) HTTP
4 26 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 19 (0.53%) SMTP
6 15 (0.42%) Ethernet
7 11 (0.31%) Broadband
8 9 (0.25%) Intranet
9 8 (0.23%) SSH
10 6 (0.17%) DNS
11 5 (0.14%) AMQP
12 4 (0.11%) Modbus
12 4 (0.11%) Profibus
12 4 (0.11%) RTP
12 4 (0.11%) SSL
13 3 (0.084%) RFID
14 2 (0.056%) Firewall
14 2 (0.056%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.056%) Extranet
14 2 (0.056%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1002 (28.19%) SQL Server
2 314 (8.83%) MySQL
3 210 (5.91%) Relational Database
4 169 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 114 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 108 (3.04%) RDBMS
7 94 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 86 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 77 (2.17%) NoSQL
10 76 (2.14%) Big Data
11 75 (2.11%) Oracle Database
12 72 (2.03%) MongoDB
13 62 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
14 59 (1.66%) DB2
15 53 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
16 40 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
17 38 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
18 37 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
19 36 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
20 34 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 256 (7.20%) Visual Studio
2 174 (4.89%) Subversion
3 158 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 120 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 111 (3.12%) Eclipse
6 82 (2.31%) Jenkins
7 81 (2.28%) JUnit
8 79 (2.22%) Maven
9 78 (2.19%) Ant
10 76 (2.14%) JIRA
11 61 (1.72%) NUnit
12 36 (1.01%) TeamCity
13 33 (0.93%) SpecFlow
14 30 (0.84%) Selenium
15 23 (0.65%) PHPUnit
16 22 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
17 21 (0.59%) Hudson
18 19 (0.53%) Mercurial
19 17 (0.48%) SoapUI
20 16 (0.45%) FishEye
General
1 726 (20.42%) Finance
2 234 (6.58%) Banking
3 179 (5.04%) Games
4 129 (3.63%) Marketing
5 119 (3.35%) Retail
6 112 (3.15%) Investment Banking
7 72 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 55 (1.55%) Front Office
9 52 (1.46%) Advertising
10 42 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 39 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
12 32 (0.90%) Law
13 31 (0.87%) Legal
13 31 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.68%) Publishing
15 14 (0.39%) Back Office
16 11 (0.31%) Electronics
17 10 (0.28%) French Language
17 10 (0.28%) Billing
18 8 (0.23%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1437 (40.42%) .NET
2 1053 (29.62%) HTML
3 963 (27.09%) ASP.NET
4 885 (24.89%) CSS
5 613 (17.24%) jQuery
6 556 (15.64%) Web Services
7 491 (13.81%) XML
8 317 (8.92%) HTML5
9 307 (8.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 295 (8.30%) Ajax
11 284 (7.99%) Spring
12 264 (7.43%) WCF
13 218 (6.13%) .NET Framework
14 207 (5.82%) WPF
15 204 (5.74%) J2EE
16 198 (5.57%) SOAP
17 186 (5.23%) CSS3
18 173 (4.87%) Hibernate
19 152 (4.28%) JSON
20 143 (4.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 399 (11.22%) Computer Science
2 191 (5.37%) Mathematics
3 148 (4.16%) Open Source
4 109 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 93 (2.62%) Client/Server
6 89 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 80 (2.25%) Derivative
8 59 (1.66%) Fixed Income
9 56 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 46 (1.29%) N-Tier
11 41 (1.15%) Equities
11 41 (1.15%) Physics
12 38 (1.07%) Inversion of Control
13 37 (1.04%) Statistics
14 35 (0.98%) AS400
15 33 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
15 33 (0.93%) Hedge funds
16 32 (0.90%) Social Media
16 32 (0.90%) Visualisation
17 29 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 529 (14.88%) Linux
2 368 (10.35%) UNIX
3 362 (10.18%) Windows
4 174 (4.89%) Android
5 158 (4.44%) Apple iOS
6 22 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 19 (0.53%) AIX
8 16 (0.45%) Windows Phone
9 15 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 14 (0.39%) HPUX
11 13 (0.37%) Solaris
12 10 (0.28%) zOS
13 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.25%) Debian
13 9 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.20%) VME
14 7 (0.20%) CentOS
15 5 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 816 (22.95%) Software Engineering
2 813 (22.87%) MVC
3 568 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
4 542 (15.25%) OO
5 524 (14.74%) TDD
6 318 (8.95%) Scrum
7 280 (7.88%) Multithreading
8 231 (6.50%) OOP
9 201 (5.65%) E-Commerce
10 200 (5.63%) Unit Testing
11 193 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
12 191 (5.37%) Web Development
13 166 (4.67%) Mentoring
14 150 (4.22%) SOA
15 114 (3.21%) BDD
16 98 (2.76%) CRM
17 91 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
18 88 (2.48%) System Testing
19 85 (2.39%) Analytics
20 82 (2.31%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1573 (44.25%) C#
2 1376 (38.71%) SQL
3 1185 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 1037 (29.17%) Java
5 630 (17.72%) C++
6 299 (8.41%) PHP
7 258 (7.26%) C
8 230 (6.47%) VB.NET
9 224 (6.30%) Python
10 176 (4.95%) T-SQL
11 138 (3.88%) PL/SQL
12 109 (3.07%) VB
13 99 (2.78%) RPG
14 94 (2.64%) Perl
15 92 (2.59%) Shell Script
16 87 (2.45%) Scala
17 80 (2.25%) RPG IV
17 80 (2.25%) Ruby
18 79 (2.22%) Objective-C
19 71 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 701 (19.72%) Degree
2 69 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (1.38%) Security Cleared
4 25 (0.70%) PhD
5 24 (0.68%) MCSD
6 23 (0.65%) SC Cleared
7 18 (0.51%) Sun Certification
8 13 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
9 12 (0.34%) MCAD
10 11 (0.31%) MCTS
11 8 (0.23%) Postgraduate
11 8 (0.23%) MCSE
12 7 (0.20%) MCP
13 5 (0.14%) HND
14 4 (0.11%) MySQL Certification
15 2 (0.056%) MCPD
15 2 (0.056%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.056%) OCPJP
16 1 (0.028%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.028%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (2.22%) QA
2 16 (0.45%) SLA
3 12 (0.34%) CDISC
3 12 (0.34%) EMIR
3 12 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.17%) GAMP
6 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.056%) WAI
8 1 (0.028%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.028%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.11%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.028%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.028%) vSphere
5 1 (0.028%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.028%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (0.28%) CA Endevor
3 7 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 6 (0.17%) Puppet
5 5 (0.14%) HAProxy
5 5 (0.14%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.084%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.084%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.028%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.028%) Ansible
7 1 (0.028%) MOM
7 1 (0.028%) Control-M
Vendors
1 589 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 499 (14.04%) Oracle
3 77 (2.17%) JBoss
4 70 (1.97%) IBM
5 51 (1.43%) Zend
6 48 (1.35%) Google
7 37 (1.04%) TIBCO
8 35 (0.98%) Twitter
9 31 (0.87%) Perforce
10 30 (0.84%) Telerik
10 30 (0.84%) hybris
10 30 (0.84%) Facebook
11 21 (0.59%) Adobe
12 19 (0.53%) Sybase
12 19 (0.53%) Business Objects
13 17 (0.48%) Atlassian
14 15 (0.42%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.39%) webMethods
15 14 (0.39%) SAP
15 14 (0.39%) Murex
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Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Derby, Derbyshire
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits + Flexible hours
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £70000 to £75000 per annum - Easily commutable from Waterloo Station
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Talent Spa
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum basic + bonus + pension + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £38000 per annum + Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
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TRG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum Excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
London
TRG
Salary: £32000 - £42000 Per Annum Excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Forestry Commission
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TRG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 Per Annum
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