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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 212 195 226
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 1595 1563 1426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.44% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.53% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1460 1322 1256
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,250 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
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 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 1413 £42,500 +6.25% 147
London -15 555 £52,500 - 62
South East +6 343 £45,000 +20.00% 24
Scotland +41 140 £37,500 -5.06% 10
City of London -9 129 £50,000 -13.04% 18
East of England -34 120 £40,000 - 15
Surrey -6 109 £50,000 +38.88% 6
Berkshire +50 104 £40,000 +6.66% 7
East Midlands +26 96 £35,000 - 5
West Midlands -16 83 £35,000 +9.37% 8
South West -20 82 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Glasgow +35 75 £36,250 -19.44% 3
North West -25 71 £35,000 +11.11% 8
Reading +33 57 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Cambridgeshire -1 55 £40,150 +0.37% 4
Yorkshire -56 54 £35,000 - 8
North East - 44 £27,500 - 8
West Yorkshire -50 42 £36,250 -3.33% 6
Somerset +11 38 £42,500 +44.06% 1
Edinburgh +5 38 £40,000 - 3
Cambridge +4 38 £42,500 -
Leicestershire +21 37 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Reigate +10 37 £55,000 +50.68% 1
East Sussex -12 36 £45,000 +44.00%
Brighton -17 36 £45,000 +44.00%
Tyne and Wear - 35 £27,500 - 8
West Sussex +10 34 £47,500 +15.85% 1
Hampshire -27 34 £37,000 +5.71% 4
Crawley +32 31 £47,500 +15.85%
Buckinghamshire +17 31 £38,500 -3.75% 1

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (44.17%) C#
2 1457 (40.57%) .NET
3 1380 (38.43%) SQL
4 1195 (33.28%) JavaScript
5 1057 (29.43%) HTML
6 1031 (28.71%) Java
7 1002 (27.90%) SQL Server
8 971 (27.04%) ASP.NET
9 889 (24.76%) CSS
10 826 (23.00%) MVC
11 815 (22.70%) Software Engineering
12 734 (20.44%) Finance
13 716 (19.94%) Degree
14 628 (17.49%) C++
15 617 (17.18%) jQuery
16 608 (16.93%) Microsoft
17 570 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
18 557 (15.51%) Web Services
19 553 (15.40%) OO
20 544 (15.15%) TDD
21 532 (14.81%) Linux
22 492 (13.70%) XML
23 489 (13.62%) Oracle
24 412 (11.47%) Computer Science
25 376 (10.47%) UNIX
26 368 (10.25%) Windows
27 326 (9.08%) Scrum
28 323 (8.99%) MySQL
29 317 (8.83%) HTML5
30 313 (8.72%) ASP.NET MVC

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 216 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 105 (2.92%) Tomcat
3 84 (2.34%) Node.js
3 84 (2.34%) Apache
4 79 (2.20%) CMS
5 63 (1.75%) IIS
6 60 (1.67%) Drupal
7 55 (1.53%) WebSphere
8 53 (1.48%) SAS
9 38 (1.06%) NServiceBus
10 31 (0.86%) WordPress
11 25 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 25 (0.70%) Confluence
12 23 (0.64%) MQSeries
13 20 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
14 18 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.50%) CICS
14 18 (0.50%) nginx
14 18 (0.50%) Umbraco
15 17 (0.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 264 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 74 (2.06%) MS Office
3 39 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 20 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.19%) SPSS
6 7 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.19%) Mingle
7 6 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.14%) PrintSoft PReS
8 5 (0.14%) 3ds Max
9 4 (0.11%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.056%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.056%) MS Project
10 2 (0.056%) Simulink
10 2 (0.056%) Maya
11 1 (0.028%) Revit
11 1 (0.028%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 36 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.25%) Google Analytics
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.22%) Magento
4 7 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.17%) Misys Midas
6 5 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.11%) ProductWriter
7 4 (0.11%) Agresso
7 4 (0.11%) INSURE/90
8 3 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.056%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.056%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.056%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.056%) Lawson
9 2 (0.056%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.17%) SaaS
2 39 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.64%) PaaS
4 15 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.42%) GitHub
5 14 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.11%) Office 365
8 3 (0.084%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.084%) IaaS
8 3 (0.084%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.056%) Heroku
9 2 (0.056%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.056%) ElastiCache
9 2 (0.056%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.028%) Force.com
10 1 (0.028%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 117 (3.26%) Internet
2 41 (1.14%) CTI
3 38 (1.06%) HTTP
4 25 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 20 (0.56%) SMTP
6 17 (0.47%) Ethernet
7 12 (0.33%) Intranet
8 11 (0.31%) Broadband
9 8 (0.22%) SSH
10 5 (0.14%) AMQP
10 5 (0.14%) DNS
11 4 (0.11%) Modbus
11 4 (0.11%) Profibus
11 4 (0.11%) RTP
12 3 (0.084%) RFID
12 3 (0.084%) SSL
12 3 (0.084%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.056%) Extranet
13 2 (0.056%) ATM
13 2 (0.056%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1002 (27.90%) SQL Server
2 323 (8.99%) MySQL
3 217 (6.04%) Relational Database
4 164 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 115 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 113 (3.15%) RDBMS
7 91 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 88 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 80 (2.23%) Big Data
10 77 (2.14%) NoSQL
11 74 (2.06%) Oracle Database
12 72 (2.01%) MongoDB
13 62 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
14 57 (1.59%) DB2
15 51 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
16 38 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
16 38 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
17 35 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
17 35 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
18 34 (0.95%) Informix
Development Applications
1 248 (6.91%) Visual Studio
2 179 (4.98%) Subversion
3 161 (4.48%) Git (software)
4 122 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 109 (3.04%) Eclipse
6 83 (2.31%) JUnit
7 81 (2.26%) Jenkins
7 81 (2.26%) Maven
8 79 (2.20%) Ant
9 78 (2.17%) JIRA
10 61 (1.70%) NUnit
11 35 (0.97%) TeamCity
12 30 (0.84%) SpecFlow
13 29 (0.81%) Selenium
14 24 (0.67%) PHPUnit
15 22 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
16 21 (0.58%) Hudson
17 20 (0.56%) Mercurial
18 17 (0.47%) SoapUI
19 16 (0.45%) FishEye
General
1 734 (20.44%) Finance
2 239 (6.66%) Banking
3 178 (4.96%) Games
4 131 (3.65%) Marketing
5 118 (3.29%) Retail
6 111 (3.09%) Investment Banking
7 71 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 55 (1.53%) Front Office
9 53 (1.48%) Advertising
10 43 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 38 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 32 (0.89%) Law
12 32 (0.89%) Legal
13 28 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 28 (0.78%) Publishing
14 12 (0.33%) Back Office
15 10 (0.28%) Billing
15 10 (0.28%) Electronics
15 10 (0.28%) French Language
16 8 (0.22%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1457 (40.57%) .NET
2 1057 (29.43%) HTML
3 971 (27.04%) ASP.NET
4 889 (24.76%) CSS
5 617 (17.18%) jQuery
6 557 (15.51%) Web Services
7 492 (13.70%) XML
8 317 (8.83%) HTML5
9 313 (8.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 305 (8.49%) Ajax
11 290 (8.08%) Spring
12 263 (7.32%) WCF
13 222 (6.18%) .NET Framework
14 210 (5.85%) WPF
15 204 (5.68%) J2EE
16 198 (5.51%) SOAP
17 183 (5.10%) CSS3
18 174 (4.85%) Hibernate
19 152 (4.23%) JSON
20 147 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 412 (11.47%) Computer Science
2 203 (5.65%) Mathematics
3 155 (4.32%) Open Source
4 113 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 96 (2.67%) Client/Server
6 87 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 80 (2.23%) Derivative
8 59 (1.64%) Fixed Income
9 54 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 48 (1.34%) N-Tier
11 45 (1.25%) Physics
12 42 (1.17%) Equities
13 39 (1.09%) Statistics
13 39 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
14 37 (1.03%) AS400
15 34 (0.95%) Social Media
16 33 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
17 32 (0.89%) Hedge funds
18 30 (0.84%) Visualisation
19 28 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 532 (14.81%) Linux
2 376 (10.47%) UNIX
3 368 (10.25%) Windows
4 176 (4.90%) Android
5 158 (4.40%) Apple iOS
6 21 (0.58%) Windows 7
7 18 (0.50%) AIX
8 16 (0.45%) Windows Phone
8 16 (0.45%) HPUX
9 15 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.31%) Solaris
11 10 (0.28%) zOS
11 10 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.25%) Debian
12 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.19%) VME
13 7 (0.19%) CentOS
13 7 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (23.00%) MVC
2 815 (22.70%) Software Engineering
3 570 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
4 553 (15.40%) OO
5 544 (15.15%) TDD
6 326 (9.08%) Scrum
7 280 (7.80%) Multithreading
8 240 (6.68%) OOP
9 198 (5.51%) Unit Testing
9 198 (5.51%) E-Commerce
10 195 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
11 193 (5.37%) Web Development
12 155 (4.32%) SOA
13 117 (3.26%) BDD
14 94 (2.62%) CRM
15 89 (2.48%) System Testing
15 89 (2.48%) Business Intelligence
16 85 (2.37%) Project Management
16 85 (2.37%) Analytics
17 82 (2.28%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1586 (44.17%) C#
2 1380 (38.43%) SQL
3 1195 (33.28%) JavaScript
4 1031 (28.71%) Java
5 628 (17.49%) C++
6 307 (8.55%) PHP
7 253 (7.05%) C
8 231 (6.43%) VB.NET
9 227 (6.32%) Python
10 180 (5.01%) T-SQL
11 133 (3.70%) PL/SQL
12 107 (2.98%) VB
13 103 (2.87%) RPG
14 93 (2.59%) Shell Script
15 92 (2.56%) Perl
16 86 (2.39%) Scala
17 82 (2.28%) RPG IV
18 79 (2.20%) Ruby
19 71 (1.98%) Objective-C
20 68 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 716 (19.94%) Degree
2 71 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (1.36%) Security Cleared
4 25 (0.70%) PhD
4 25 (0.70%) MCSD
5 22 (0.61%) SC Cleared
6 15 (0.42%) Sun Certification
7 13 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
7 13 (0.36%) MCAD
8 11 (0.31%) MCTS
9 8 (0.22%) MCP
9 8 (0.22%) MCSE
9 8 (0.22%) Postgraduate
10 5 (0.14%) HND
11 4 (0.11%) MySQL Certification
12 3 (0.084%) MCPD
13 2 (0.056%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.056%) OCPJP
14 1 (0.028%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.028%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (2.28%) QA
2 16 (0.45%) SLA
3 13 (0.36%) CDISC
4 10 (0.28%) EMIR
4 10 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.17%) GAMP
7 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.056%) WAI
9 1 (0.028%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.028%) HL7
9 1 (0.028%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (0.22%) 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%) vSphere
5 1 (0.028%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.028%) RACF
5 1 (0.028%) Docker
5 1 (0.028%) ACF2
5 1 (0.028%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 19 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.22%) CA Endevor
3 7 (0.19%) 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%) MOM
7 1 (0.028%) Control-M
7 1 (0.028%) Ansible
7 1 (0.028%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 608 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 489 (13.62%) Oracle
3 79 (2.20%) JBoss
4 71 (1.98%) IBM
5 54 (1.50%) Zend
6 48 (1.34%) Google
7 38 (1.06%) TIBCO
8 36 (1.00%) Twitter
9 34 (0.95%) Facebook
10 31 (0.86%) hybris
10 31 (0.86%) Perforce
11 28 (0.78%) Telerik
12 23 (0.64%) Adobe
13 20 (0.56%) Sybase
14 18 (0.50%) Business Objects
15 17 (0.47%) Atlassian
16 15 (0.42%) Sitecore
17 14 (0.39%) webMethods
18 13 (0.36%) SAP
19 12 (0.33%) Murex
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus and Pension
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London
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + pension, health, life assurance
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Private Health
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Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Comtecs
Salary: £26000 - £27000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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City, London
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
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