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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 163 209 195
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 2128 1505 1676
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 1.34% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.42% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1897 1265 1429
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 £25,950
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+9.02% +2.85%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115310 106336 118647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.70% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 93548 88465 101690
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 £38,000 £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 23 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 23 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 +39 1915 £45,000 +20.00% 143
London +62 853 £57,500 +21.05% 57
South East -24 343 £45,000 +20.00% 24
East of England +39 200 £40,000 - 16
City of London +25 149 £50,000 - 20
South West +21 141 £36,500 +17.74% 10
East Midlands +36 131 £32,500 -9.72% 11
Surrey 0 117 £47,500 +25.00% 7
Scotland +51 114 £37,500 - 7
West Midlands +42 100 £35,000 +9.37% 8
Hertfordshire +57 93 £40,000 - 6
North West -3 84 £38,000 +13.43% 11
Yorkshire +7 79 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Nottinghamshire +27 61 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Bristol +31 57 £36,000 +35.84% 3
West Yorkshire -11 56 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Berkshire +8 55 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Cambridgeshire +12 53 £40,000 - 4
Edinburgh +10 51 £42,500 +25.92% 3
Guildford +27 49 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Reigate +41 47 £52,500 +27.27%
Somerset +22 47 £36,500 +14.06%
Wales -7 47 £38,783 +10.80% 2
Watford +23 44 £40,000 - 3
Glasgow +19 44 £37,500 -8.53% 3
South Wales +16 42 £38,783 +10.80% 1
Leeds -13 40 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Birmingham +15 38 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Nottingham +17 37 £37,500 -6.25% 2
West Sussex +9 37 £47,500 +30.13% 2

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 1586 (41.70%) C#
2 1473 (38.73%) .NET
3 1327 (34.89%) SQL
4 1265 (33.26%) Java
5 1137 (29.90%) JavaScript
6 1071 (28.16%) HTML
7 958 (25.19%) Finance
8 943 (24.80%) SQL Server
9 885 (23.27%) ASP.NET
10 881 (23.17%) Degree
11 876 (23.03%) CSS
12 812 (21.35%) MVC
13 745 (19.59%) Software Engineering
14 715 (18.80%) OO
15 622 (16.36%) TDD
16 619 (16.28%) Microsoft
17 572 (15.04%) C++
18 557 (14.65%) jQuery
19 539 (14.17%) XML
20 535 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
21 491 (12.91%) Computer Science
22 470 (12.36%) Web Services
23 467 (12.28%) Linux
24 438 (11.52%) Oracle
25 392 (10.31%) UNIX
26 381 (10.02%) MySQL
26 381 (10.02%) Banking
26 381 (10.02%) Scrum
27 376 (9.89%) Windows
28 374 (9.83%) PHP

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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
2 122 (3.21%) Tomcat
3 109 (2.87%) Apache
4 104 (2.73%) SAS
5 88 (2.31%) WebSphere
6 77 (2.02%) CMS
7 68 (1.79%) IIS
8 49 (1.29%) WebLogic
8 49 (1.29%) Drupal
9 41 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 38 (1.00%) Node.js
11 35 (0.92%) Apache Solr
12 29 (0.76%) MQSeries
13 28 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 22 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
15 21 (0.55%) WordPress
16 17 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
16 17 (0.45%) NServiceBus
17 16 (0.42%) Confluence
18 13 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 265 (6.97%) MS Excel
2 49 (1.29%) MS Office
3 28 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.24%) SPSS
8 5 (0.13%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.079%) MS Project
10 3 (0.079%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.053%) FastStats
11 2 (0.053%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.026%) Simulink
12 1 (0.026%) Maya
12 1 (0.026%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.026%) Revit
12 1 (0.026%) Stata
12 1 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.026%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.53%) Magento
2 18 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.32%) Google Analytics
5 12 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.21%) INSURE/90
7 6 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
7 6 (0.16%) Agresso
7 6 (0.16%) Misys Midas
8 5 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.11%) WebTrends
9 4 (0.11%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.053%) Misys Equation
10 2 (0.053%) RMDS
10 2 (0.053%) Lawson
10 2 (0.053%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 56 (1.47%) SaaS
2 25 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (0.45%) PaaS
5 14 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.18%) GitHub
7 4 (0.11%) Trello
7 4 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.026%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.026%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 107 (2.81%) Internet
2 44 (1.16%) HTTP
3 33 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 27 (0.71%) Ethernet
5 25 (0.66%) Intranet
6 21 (0.55%) SMTP
7 16 (0.42%) Extranet
8 10 (0.26%) CTI
9 9 (0.24%) DNS
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
13 3 (0.079%) Modbus
13 3 (0.079%) Profibus
14 2 (0.053%) RFID
14 2 (0.053%) DHCP
14 2 (0.053%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 943 (24.80%) SQL Server
2 381 (10.02%) MySQL
3 238 (6.26%) Relational Database
4 169 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 159 (4.18%) RDBMS
6 136 (3.58%) Big Data
7 118 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 116 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 105 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
10 95 (2.50%) Oracle Database
11 82 (2.16%) Hadoop
12 80 (2.10%) DB2
13 74 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
14 70 (1.84%) MongoDB
15 63 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
16 60 (1.58%) NoSQL
17 55 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
17 55 (1.45%) Informix
18 53 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 52 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 201 (5.29%) Visual Studio
2 172 (4.52%) Subversion
3 136 (3.58%) Git (software)
4 126 (3.31%) Eclipse
5 124 (3.26%) JUnit
6 97 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 83 (2.18%) JIRA
8 74 (1.95%) Maven
9 65 (1.71%) Ant
10 59 (1.55%) NUnit
11 52 (1.37%) Selenium
12 42 (1.10%) Jenkins
13 25 (0.66%) PHPUnit
14 22 (0.58%) TeamCity
15 21 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
16 19 (0.50%) Toad
16 19 (0.50%) Mercurial
17 18 (0.47%) PowerBuilder
18 14 (0.37%) Mockito
18 14 (0.37%) Hudson
General
1 958 (25.19%) Finance
2 381 (10.02%) Banking
3 223 (5.86%) Games
4 158 (4.15%) Marketing
5 154 (4.05%) Investment Banking
6 99 (2.60%) Retail
7 76 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 66 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 54 (1.42%) Front Office
10 50 (1.31%) Advertising
11 45 (1.18%) Financial Institution
12 41 (1.08%) Manufacturing
13 36 (0.95%) Publishing
14 26 (0.68%) Law
14 26 (0.68%) Electronics
15 22 (0.58%) Legal
16 10 (0.26%) Back Office
16 10 (0.26%) Billing
16 10 (0.26%) French Language
17 8 (0.21%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1473 (38.73%) .NET
2 1071 (28.16%) HTML
3 885 (23.27%) ASP.NET
4 876 (23.03%) CSS
5 557 (14.65%) jQuery
6 539 (14.17%) XML
7 470 (12.36%) Web Services
8 356 (9.36%) Ajax
9 350 (9.20%) Spring
10 308 (8.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 284 (7.47%) .NET Framework
12 273 (7.18%) HTML5
13 258 (6.78%) J2EE
14 239 (6.28%) WCF
15 230 (6.05%) Hibernate
16 205 (5.39%) WPF
17 152 (4.00%) SOAP
18 147 (3.87%) CSS3
19 140 (3.68%) WinForms
20 124 (3.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 491 (12.91%) Computer Science
2 237 (6.23%) Mathematics
3 211 (5.55%) Open Source
4 132 (3.47%) Mobile App
5 106 (2.79%) Derivative
6 102 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 86 (2.26%) Statistics
8 83 (2.18%) Client/Server
9 74 (1.95%) Physics
10 71 (1.87%) N-Tier
11 64 (1.68%) AS400
12 63 (1.66%) Equities
13 61 (1.60%) Fixed Income
13 61 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
14 54 (1.42%) Hedge funds
14 54 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
15 51 (1.34%) Social Media
16 39 (1.03%) iPhone
17 38 (1.00%) Machine Learning
18 32 (0.84%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 467 (12.28%) Linux
2 392 (10.31%) UNIX
3 376 (9.89%) Windows
4 167 (4.39%) Apple iOS
5 161 (4.23%) Android
6 33 (0.87%) AIX
7 26 (0.68%) HPUX
8 10 (0.26%) Solaris
9 9 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.21%) zOS
10 8 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.16%) Scientific Linux
12 5 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.13%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.079%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 812 (21.35%) MVC
2 745 (19.59%) Software Engineering
3 715 (18.80%) OO
4 622 (16.36%) TDD
5 535 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
6 381 (10.02%) Scrum
7 293 (7.70%) Multithreading
8 291 (7.65%) OOP
9 215 (5.65%) Web Development
10 208 (5.47%) Unit Testing
11 207 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
12 174 (4.58%) E-Commerce
13 155 (4.08%) BDD
14 135 (3.55%) SOA
15 133 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
16 114 (3.00%) UML
17 110 (2.89%) OOD
18 109 (2.87%) Low Latency
19 104 (2.73%) Data Modelling
20 103 (2.71%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1586 (41.70%) C#
2 1327 (34.89%) SQL
3 1265 (33.26%) Java
4 1137 (29.90%) JavaScript
5 572 (15.04%) C++
6 374 (9.83%) PHP
7 242 (6.36%) VB.NET
8 240 (6.31%) Python
9 192 (5.05%) C
10 188 (4.94%) T-SQL
11 152 (4.00%) VB
12 125 (3.29%) Scala
13 124 (3.26%) Perl
14 119 (3.13%) RPG
15 101 (2.66%) PL/SQL
16 94 (2.47%) RPG IV
17 80 (2.10%) VBA
18 78 (2.05%) Shell Script
19 74 (1.95%) Clojure
20 73 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 881 (23.17%) Degree
2 108 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (0.97%) PhD
4 27 (0.71%) Security Cleared
5 15 (0.39%) MCSD
6 13 (0.34%) MCAD
7 12 (0.32%) Postgraduate
8 10 (0.26%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.16%) HNC
9 6 (0.16%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.13%) HND
11 4 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.11%) CCNA
11 4 (0.11%) MySQL Certification
11 4 (0.11%) MCPD
12 3 (0.079%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.079%) MCTS
12 3 (0.079%) ISEB
12 3 (0.079%) MCP
12 3 (0.079%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (2.37%) QA
2 24 (0.63%) 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%) Platform Symphony
4 4 (0.11%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.079%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.053%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.026%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.026%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.026%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.026%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (0.21%) Puppet
1 8 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 5 (0.13%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.079%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.053%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.053%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.026%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.026%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.026%) YUM
5 1 (0.026%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.026%) Control-M
5 1 (0.026%) Nagios
Vendors
1 619 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 438 (11.52%) Oracle
3 124 (3.26%) JBoss
4 91 (2.39%) IBM
5 74 (1.95%) Zend
6 68 (1.79%) Sybase
7 57 (1.50%) Google
8 48 (1.26%) TIBCO
9 43 (1.13%) Facebook
10 40 (1.05%) SAP
11 36 (0.95%) Perforce
11 36 (0.95%) hybris
12 33 (0.87%) Business Objects
13 28 (0.74%) Twitter
14 23 (0.60%) Cognos
14 23 (0.60%) Informatica
15 22 (0.58%) Telerik
16 21 (0.55%) Apple
17 19 (0.50%) Adobe
18 17 (0.45%) Sitecore
London
TRG
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
TRG
Salary: £55000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Soloman Technology
Salary: EARN UP TO £50K PA + PENSION
Posted: 10 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
e-Recruiter
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable Based on Experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Posted: 12 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life
Posted: 16 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life
Posted: 16 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday