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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 266 174 216
Rank change year-on-year
-92 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 1170 2008 1455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 1.70% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.80% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1042 1825 1253
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 £30,000 £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
101047 111774 101802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.63% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83000 91849 84625
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 £27,000
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 26 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 26 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 -71 1109 £42,500 -5.55% 131
London -109 407 £50,500 -8.18% 51
South East -44 258 £40,000 -13.51% 23
East of England +38 179 £40,000 - 20
City of London -2 94 £55,000 +10.00% 18
Yorkshire +29 85 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Cambridgeshire +47 72 £40,000 - 11
South West -65 63 £39,000 +4.00% 8
Cambridge +57 62 £42,500 - 10
Oxfordshire +45 59 £45,000 +2.85% 11
West Yorkshire +26 52 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Surrey -51 49 £41,500 -17.00% 1
East Sussex +18 43 £40,000 +6.66% 1
East Midlands -54 43 £35,000 +2.94% 2
Essex +27 41 £35,000 -27.08% 4
Brighton +25 41 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Scotland -46 34 £44,500 +18.66% 2
North West -50 34 £38,777 +4.80% 9
Hertfordshire -40 33 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West Midlands -69 32 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Oxford +24 28 £47,500 -17.39%
Berkshire -11 28 £49,000 +5.94% 6
Reading -2 26 £49,000 -2.00% 4
Hampshire -21 26 £35,500 -7.79% 2
Gloucestershire -9 21 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 20 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Leeds +9 19 £38,750 -3.12% 1
Manchester -5 18 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Milton Keynes -11 18 £37,500 +21.95% 1
Suffolk +10 16 £25,000 -28.57% 1

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 934 (39.34%) C#
2 882 (37.15%) .NET
3 843 (35.51%) SQL
4 708 (29.82%) JavaScript
5 675 (28.43%) Java
6 667 (28.10%) SQL Server
7 648 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
8 643 (27.09%) HTML
9 551 (23.21%) ASP.NET
10 523 (22.03%) Software Engineering
11 495 (20.85%) MVC
12 465 (19.59%) CSS
13 452 (19.04%) Finance
14 430 (18.11%) Degree
15 406 (17.10%) C++
16 355 (14.95%) Microsoft
17 327 (13.77%) Web Services
18 325 (13.69%) OO
19 311 (13.10%) jQuery
20 308 (12.97%) XML
21 290 (12.22%) Oracle
22 284 (11.96%) TDD
23 277 (11.67%) Linux
24 273 (11.50%) Computer Science
25 271 (11.42%) Windows
26 248 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
27 218 (9.18%) Scrum
28 215 (9.06%) Android
29 208 (8.76%) Apple iOS
29 208 (8.76%) Unit Testing

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 76 (3.20%) Tomcat
2 54 (2.27%) Node.js
3 52 (2.19%) SharePoint
4 50 (2.11%) Apache
5 49 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
6 40 (1.68%) CMS
7 35 (1.47%) SAS
8 32 (1.35%) IIS
9 26 (1.10%) JBoss
10 25 (1.05%) WebSphere
11 21 (0.88%) CICS
12 19 (0.80%) WordPress
13 15 (0.63%) NServiceBus
14 13 (0.55%) Drupal
15 11 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
15 11 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.42%) Apache Solr
17 9 (0.38%) Umbraco
17 9 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
17 9 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 158 (6.66%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.47%) MS Office
3 23 (0.97%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.51%) Mingle
5 8 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.34%) PrintSoft PReS
6 6 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.17%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.13%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.084%) Maya
9 2 (0.084%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.084%) MS Project
9 2 (0.084%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.084%) CPLEX
9 2 (0.084%) Blender
10 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.38%) INSURE/90
3 8 (0.34%) SAP SRM
4 7 (0.29%) Magento
4 7 (0.29%) BPCS
5 6 (0.25%) Oracle HRMS
5 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.21%) RMDS
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.17%) Staffware
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.13%) Exstream
8 3 (0.13%) Summit
8 3 (0.13%) Maximo
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.084%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.73%) SaaS
2 40 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.38%) GitHub
6 8 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.25%) Heroku
8 5 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.084%) Office 365
9 2 (0.084%) Trello
9 2 (0.084%) PaaS
10 1 (0.042%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.042%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.042%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.042%) Yammer
10 1 (0.042%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.40%) Internet
2 33 (1.39%) HTTP
3 29 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.55%) ATM
5 12 (0.51%) SSL
6 11 (0.46%) Bluetooth
7 10 (0.42%) FTP
8 9 (0.38%) ICMP
8 9 (0.38%) Broadband
9 8 (0.34%) SMTP
10 7 (0.29%) SSH
10 7 (0.29%) Wireless
11 6 (0.25%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.17%) Intranet
12 4 (0.17%) SMS
12 4 (0.17%) SAN
13 3 (0.13%) WAN
13 3 (0.13%) LAN
14 2 (0.084%) NetScaler
14 2 (0.084%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 667 (28.10%) SQL Server
2 162 (6.82%) MySQL
3 125 (5.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 124 (5.22%) Relational Database
5 110 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 96 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 75 (3.16%) RDBMS
8 70 (2.95%) Oracle Database
9 62 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
10 59 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 55 (2.32%) DB2
12 43 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
13 34 (1.43%) NoSQL
13 34 (1.43%) Big Data
14 33 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 32 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
16 31 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
17 27 (1.14%) MongoDB
18 24 (1.01%) Adabas
19 20 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 173 (7.29%) Visual Studio
2 125 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 124 (5.22%) Eclipse
4 105 (4.42%) Xcode
5 73 (3.07%) Subversion
6 71 (2.99%) Git (software)
7 42 (1.77%) NUnit
8 38 (1.60%) JUnit
9 34 (1.43%) JIRA
10 32 (1.35%) Jenkins
11 27 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
12 26 (1.10%) Maven
12 26 (1.10%) Android Studio
13 25 (1.05%) SpecFlow
14 23 (0.97%) Selenium
15 19 (0.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 19 (0.80%) TeamCity
16 18 (0.76%) Toad
16 18 (0.76%) MSTest
17 16 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 452 (19.04%) Finance
2 153 (6.44%) Banking
3 127 (5.35%) Games
4 90 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 86 (3.62%) Retail
6 78 (3.29%) Front Office
7 47 (1.98%) Marketing
7 47 (1.98%) Publishing
8 44 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 30 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 30 (1.26%) Advertising
10 23 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.80%) Automotive
12 18 (0.76%) Back Office
13 17 (0.72%) Electronics
14 12 (0.51%) Manufacturing
15 8 (0.34%) Law
15 8 (0.34%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.25%) Legal
16 6 (0.25%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 882 (37.15%) .NET
2 643 (27.09%) HTML
3 551 (23.21%) ASP.NET
4 465 (19.59%) CSS
5 327 (13.77%) Web Services
6 311 (13.10%) jQuery
7 308 (12.97%) XML
8 206 (8.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 189 (7.96%) .NET Framework
10 186 (7.83%) WCF
11 177 (7.46%) HTML5
12 166 (6.99%) Ajax
13 160 (6.74%) J2EE
14 155 (6.53%) Spring
15 126 (5.31%) JSON
16 117 (4.93%) Hibernate
17 107 (4.51%) WPF
18 103 (4.34%) Entity Framework
19 101 (4.25%) CSS3
20 100 (4.21%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 273 (11.50%) Computer Science
2 248 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (3.88%) Mobile App
4 83 (3.50%) Mathematics
5 68 (2.86%) Visualisation
6 66 (2.78%) User Experience
7 56 (2.36%) Derivative
8 50 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
9 48 (2.02%) Algorithms
10 46 (1.94%) Social Media
11 45 (1.90%) Equities
12 41 (1.73%) AS400
13 39 (1.64%) Hedge funds
14 37 (1.56%) Management Information System
15 35 (1.47%) N-Tier
16 33 (1.39%) Data Structures
16 33 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 29 (1.22%) iSeries
18 26 (1.10%) Client/Server
19 25 (1.05%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 277 (11.67%) Linux
2 271 (11.42%) Windows
3 215 (9.06%) Android
4 208 (8.76%) Apple iOS
5 167 (7.03%) UNIX
6 25 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.63%) CentOS
7 15 (0.63%) AIX
8 13 (0.55%) Windows Phone
9 10 (0.42%) zOS
10 8 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.17%) Solaris
14 3 (0.13%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.13%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.084%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 648 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
2 523 (22.03%) Software Engineering
3 495 (20.85%) MVC
4 325 (13.69%) OO
5 284 (11.96%) TDD
6 218 (9.18%) Scrum
7 208 (8.76%) Unit Testing
8 197 (8.30%) SDLC
9 157 (6.61%) OOP
10 144 (6.07%) iOS Development
11 128 (5.39%) Multithreading
11 128 (5.39%) Android Development
12 127 (5.35%) Mentoring
13 120 (5.05%) Web Development
14 115 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
15 112 (4.72%) E-Commerce
15 112 (4.72%) Mobile Development
16 107 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
17 87 (3.66%) OOD
18 86 (3.62%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 934 (39.34%) C#
2 843 (35.51%) SQL
3 708 (29.82%) JavaScript
4 675 (28.43%) Java
5 406 (17.10%) C++
6 190 (8.00%) Python
7 164 (6.91%) Objective-C
8 161 (6.78%) C
9 154 (6.49%) PHP
10 144 (6.07%) T-SQL
11 141 (5.94%) VB
12 134 (5.64%) PL/SQL
13 126 (5.31%) VB.NET
14 69 (2.91%) VB6
15 65 (2.74%) RPG
16 57 (2.40%) Apple Swift
17 56 (2.36%) COBOL
18 43 (1.81%) RPG IV
19 40 (1.68%) Shell Script
20 39 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 430 (18.11%) Degree
2 59 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (0.76%) PhD
4 17 (0.72%) MCSD
5 15 (0.63%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.63%) Security Cleared
6 9 (0.38%) MCSE
7 8 (0.34%) MCTS
8 7 (0.29%) Sun Certification
8 7 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.29%) MCAD
9 6 (0.25%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.21%) HND
11 2 (0.084%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.084%) SAS Certification
12 1 (0.042%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (1.94%) QA
2 14 (0.59%) EMIR
2 14 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (0.38%) SNOMED CT
4 8 (0.34%) RosettaNet
5 3 (0.13%) CDISC
6 2 (0.084%) GAAP
6 2 (0.084%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.084%) HL7
7 1 (0.042%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.042%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.17%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.084%) Docker
4 2 (0.084%) RACF
5 1 (0.042%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 11 (0.46%) Puppet
1 11 (0.46%) CA Endevor
2 8 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 7 (0.29%) Nagios
3 7 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.17%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.084%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.084%) MOM
5 2 (0.084%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.042%) Control-M
6 1 (0.042%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 355 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 290 (12.22%) Oracle
3 62 (2.61%) IBM
4 47 (1.98%) Google
5 31 (1.31%) Informatica
6 22 (0.93%) SAP
7 20 (0.84%) Adobe
8 18 (0.76%) Red Hat
8 18 (0.76%) Zend
9 17 (0.72%) Business Objects
9 17 (0.72%) Telerik
10 14 (0.59%) Cognos
10 14 (0.59%) EPiServer
11 13 (0.55%) Tableau
12 12 (0.51%) Appcelerator
12 12 (0.51%) Perforce
13 11 (0.46%) Sitecore
13 11 (0.46%) Facebook
13 11 (0.46%) Xamarin
14 10 (0.42%) BMC
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £52,000 to £62,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
SQ Computer Personnel
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Recruitment Partnership
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Tax Free, Relocation, Bonus, Benefit
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £45000 - £60000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k (multiple roles) + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Hays UK - SessionCam
Salary: benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £86000 per annum + bonus and equity
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
THE PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE CO LT
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Reading, Berkshire
THE PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE CO LT
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Reading, Berkshire
THE PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE CO LT
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