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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 261 218 194
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 1178 1522 1557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.32% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.39% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1013 1394 1309
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
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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 -30 1128 £42,500 - 132
London -28 461 £55,000 +4.76% 61
South East -33 256 £40,000 -11.11% 24
East of England +51 179 £40,000 - 21
City of London +23 118 £60,000 +20.00% 26
Cambridgeshire +29 70 £40,000 - 13
Surrey -9 70 £40,000 -15.78% 5
Yorkshire +18 58 £35,000 - 7
West Midlands -16 53 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Cambridge +29 51 £42,500 - 11
Hertfordshire +16 50 £40,000 -15.78% 6
South West -33 47 £42,000 -1.17% 5
Berkshire -38 45 £42,500 +6.25% 3
West Yorkshire +4 42 £32,500 -7.14% 5
North West -31 42 £35,484 +1.38% 6
Essex +12 37 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Reigate +17 32 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Manchester +19 30 £35,484 +9.18% 1
Watford +15 29 £40,000 +1.26% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 29 £45,000 +15.38% 3
Reading -12 29 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Birmingham +27 28 £40,000 +1.26% 3
East Sussex +7 27 £36,500 -18.88% 1
East Midlands -49 26 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Scotland -77 26 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Kent +12 24 £38,250 -27.14%
Hampshire +14 22 £38,207 +3.26% 5
Brighton 0 22 £36,500 -18.88% 1
West Sussex -31 22 £22,500 -51.35% 2
Leeds +29 21 £32,500 -16.12% 3

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 936 (39.21%) SQL
2 855 (35.82%) C#
3 793 (33.22%) .NET
4 676 (28.32%) SQL Server
5 666 (27.90%) JavaScript
6 657 (27.52%) Java
7 655 (27.44%) HTML
8 603 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
9 523 (21.91%) Degree
10 496 (20.78%) Finance
11 459 (19.23%) ASP.NET
12 458 (19.19%) CSS
13 450 (18.85%) Software Engineering
14 366 (15.33%) MVC
15 360 (15.08%) Oracle
16 346 (14.50%) C++
17 319 (13.36%) XML
18 314 (13.15%) Microsoft
19 306 (12.82%) Web Services
20 303 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
21 294 (12.32%) Linux
22 291 (12.19%) OO
22 291 (12.19%) Computer Science
23 266 (11.14%) jQuery
24 259 (10.85%) TDD
25 231 (9.68%) Windows
26 225 (9.43%) Apple iOS
27 209 (8.76%) UNIX
28 208 (8.71%) SDLC
29 200 (8.38%) Python

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 108 (4.52%) Tomcat
2 66 (2.76%) SAS
3 64 (2.68%) Apache
4 57 (2.39%) SharePoint
5 56 (2.35%) Node.js
6 38 (1.59%) IIS
7 33 (1.38%) JBoss
8 32 (1.34%) WebSphere
9 27 (1.13%) CMS
10 20 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (0.67%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.54%) CICS
13 13 (0.54%) Confluence
14 12 (0.50%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.50%) OpenEdge
15 11 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (0.42%) Resin
17 9 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 174 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 43 (1.80%) MS Office
3 19 (0.80%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.21%) SPSS
6 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.084%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.084%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.084%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.042%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.042%) Revit
9 1 (0.042%) Blender
9 1 (0.042%) Mingle
9 1 (0.042%) Maya
9 1 (0.042%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.042%) InDesign
9 1 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 11 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
3 8 (0.34%) Magento
4 6 (0.25%) RMDS
5 5 (0.21%) SAP Business One
5 5 (0.21%) SAP SRM
5 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.21%) INSURE/90
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.13%) Misys Equation
6 3 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle AGIS
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 52 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.01%) SaaS
3 15 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.42%) GitHub
5 7 (0.29%) PaaS
5 7 (0.29%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.25%) IaaS
7 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.17%) Heroku
9 1 (0.042%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.042%) Office 365
9 1 (0.042%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.042%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.56%) Internet
2 29 (1.21%) HTTP
3 28 (1.17%) TCP/IP
3 28 (1.17%) ATM
4 12 (0.50%) Intranet
5 11 (0.46%) Broadband
6 9 (0.38%) Bluetooth
6 9 (0.38%) LDAP
7 8 (0.34%) Wireless
8 7 (0.29%) SSL
9 6 (0.25%) FTP
9 6 (0.25%) ICMP
10 4 (0.17%) iBeacon
10 4 (0.17%) SAN
10 4 (0.17%) SMS
10 4 (0.17%) VoIP
11 3 (0.13%) Network Security
12 2 (0.084%) HSPA
12 2 (0.084%) LTE
12 2 (0.084%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 676 (28.32%) SQL Server
2 184 (7.71%) MySQL
3 150 (6.28%) Relational Database
4 116 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 102 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 95 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
7 92 (3.85%) Oracle Database
8 82 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 74 (3.10%) DB2
10 61 (2.56%) NoSQL
11 55 (2.30%) RDBMS
12 53 (2.22%) Big Data
13 51 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
14 45 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
15 39 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
16 38 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
16 38 (1.59%) MongoDB
17 37 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 36 (1.51%) Crystal Reports
19 31 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 139 (5.82%) Visual Studio
2 104 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 89 (3.73%) Eclipse
4 83 (3.48%) Xcode
5 70 (2.93%) Git (software)
6 67 (2.81%) Subversion
7 47 (1.97%) JUnit
8 39 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
9 37 (1.55%) Jenkins
10 35 (1.47%) JIRA
11 34 (1.42%) NUnit
12 32 (1.34%) Maven
13 29 (1.21%) Selenium
14 18 (0.75%) TeamCity
15 17 (0.71%) Ant
15 17 (0.71%) Gradle
16 16 (0.67%) Toad
17 14 (0.59%) SpecFlow
18 13 (0.54%) Cucumber
18 13 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 496 (20.78%) Finance
2 155 (6.49%) Banking
3 141 (5.91%) Games
4 87 (3.64%) Front Office
5 80 (3.35%) Telecoms
6 76 (3.18%) Retail
7 43 (1.80%) Investment Banking
8 39 (1.63%) Marketing
9 35 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 27 (1.13%) Automotive
11 23 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 21 (0.88%) Publishing
13 19 (0.80%) Manufacturing
14 17 (0.71%) Back Office
15 15 (0.63%) Advertising
16 10 (0.42%) Law
16 10 (0.42%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.38%) Multimedia
18 8 (0.34%) Legal
19 5 (0.21%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 793 (33.22%) .NET
2 655 (27.44%) HTML
3 459 (19.23%) ASP.NET
4 458 (19.19%) CSS
5 319 (13.36%) XML
6 306 (12.82%) Web Services
7 266 (11.14%) jQuery
8 186 (7.79%) Spring
9 171 (7.16%) WCF
10 170 (7.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 155 (6.49%) .NET Framework
12 150 (6.28%) HTML5
13 142 (5.95%) J2EE
14 130 (5.45%) Hibernate
15 126 (5.28%) WPF
16 116 (4.86%) Ajax
17 115 (4.82%) REST
18 104 (4.36%) JSON
19 94 (3.94%) AngularJS
20 90 (3.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 303 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
2 291 (12.19%) Computer Science
3 114 (4.78%) Mathematics
4 77 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 73 (3.06%) Visualisation
6 66 (2.76%) User Experience
7 63 (2.64%) Algorithms
8 57 (2.39%) Derivative
9 47 (1.97%) NHS
10 42 (1.76%) Data Structures
11 41 (1.72%) Xbox
12 40 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
12 40 (1.68%) Physics
13 39 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 38 (1.59%) AS400
14 38 (1.59%) iSeries
15 36 (1.51%) Hedge funds
16 33 (1.38%) iPhone
17 31 (1.30%) Mainframe
17 31 (1.30%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 294 (12.32%) Linux
2 231 (9.68%) Windows
3 225 (9.43%) Apple iOS
4 209 (8.76%) UNIX
5 179 (7.50%) Android
6 36 (1.51%) AIX
7 28 (1.17%) HPUX
7 28 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
9 15 (0.63%) Windows Phone
10 11 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.38%) zOS
12 7 (0.29%) CentOS
12 7 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.21%) Solaris
14 4 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.13%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.042%) OS/400
16 1 (0.042%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
2 450 (18.85%) Software Engineering
3 366 (15.33%) MVC
4 291 (12.19%) OO
5 259 (10.85%) TDD
6 208 (8.71%) SDLC
7 187 (7.83%) Scrum
8 164 (6.87%) iOS Development
9 151 (6.33%) Unit Testing
10 141 (5.91%) OOP
11 126 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
11 126 (5.28%) Multithreading
12 124 (5.19%) Mobile Development
13 123 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
14 108 (4.52%) Android Development
15 101 (4.23%) Analytics
15 101 (4.23%) Mentoring
16 96 (4.02%) Web Development
17 85 (3.56%) Open Source
17 85 (3.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 936 (39.21%) SQL
2 855 (35.82%) C#
3 666 (27.90%) JavaScript
4 657 (27.52%) Java
5 346 (14.50%) C++
6 200 (8.38%) Python
7 195 (8.17%) T-SQL
8 159 (6.66%) PL/SQL
9 153 (6.41%) Objective-C
10 151 (6.33%) VB
11 150 (6.28%) PHP
12 146 (6.12%) VB.NET
12 146 (6.12%) C
13 85 (3.56%) RPG
14 73 (3.06%) Shell Script
15 70 (2.93%) VBA
16 67 (2.81%) Perl
17 61 (2.56%) VB6
18 59 (2.47%) Apple Swift
19 55 (2.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 523 (21.91%) Degree
2 50 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (0.88%) Security Cleared
4 18 (0.75%) PhD
5 17 (0.71%) SC Cleared
6 16 (0.67%) HND
7 11 (0.46%) SAS Certification
8 9 (0.38%) MCSD
9 8 (0.34%) Sun Certification
10 7 (0.29%) HNC
10 7 (0.29%) MCAD
11 5 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.13%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.13%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.084%) MCSE
13 2 (0.084%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.042%) MCTS
14 1 (0.042%) CFA
14 1 (0.042%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.14%) QA
2 15 (0.63%) SNOMED CT
3 12 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (0.42%) SLA
5 9 (0.38%) EMIR
6 5 (0.21%) RosettaNet
7 3 (0.13%) HL7
7 3 (0.13%) CDISC
7 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.21%) VirtualBox
3 4 (0.17%) Docker
4 3 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 13 (0.54%) CA Endevor
2 10 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
2 10 (0.42%) Nagios
3 7 (0.29%) Puppet
4 6 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.21%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.21%) MOM
6 3 (0.13%) WMI
7 2 (0.084%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.042%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.042%) StatsD
8 1 (0.042%) logstash
8 1 (0.042%) Kibana
Vendors
1 360 (15.08%) Oracle
2 314 (13.15%) Microsoft
3 55 (2.30%) IBM
4 36 (1.51%) SAP
5 31 (1.30%) Informatica
5 31 (1.30%) Google
6 27 (1.13%) Red Hat
6 27 (1.13%) Sybase
7 25 (1.05%) Apple
8 21 (0.88%) Telerik
9 19 (0.80%) Cognos
9 19 (0.80%) Unisys
10 18 (0.75%) webMethods
11 16 (0.67%) Adobe
12 15 (0.63%) TIBCO
13 14 (0.59%) Perforce
14 13 (0.54%) Tableau
15 12 (0.50%) Zend
15 12 (0.50%) EPiServer
15 12 (0.50%) Facebook
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