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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 259 179 199
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 1257 1767 1649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 1.61% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.70% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1083 1556 1461
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £80,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -94 1113 £41,000 -8.88% 123
London -83 464 £55,000 -8.33% 42
South East -47 239 £40,000 - 26
City of London -18 141 £50,000 -9.09% 12
East of England -21 119 £41,250 +3.12% 17
Yorkshire -31 73 £30,000 -14.28% 8
West Midlands -9 68 £35,000 - 4
South West -43 67 £32,500 -18.75% 6
Scotland +25 66 £40,000 +3.22% 6
Surrey 0 62 £40,000 -11.11% 6
West Yorkshire -17 57 £30,000 -7.69% 7
Wales +31 56 £30,565 -16.82% 6
South Wales +35 55 £30,565 -19.86% 2
Hampshire -7 47 £31,976 -14.73% 7
Cambridgeshire -2 46 £45,000 +5.88% 6
North West -61 42 £37,750 +4.86% 14
East Midlands -1 39 £27,000 -26.02% 2
West Sussex +9 36 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Edinburgh +5 34 £45,500 +14.46% 1
Hertfordshire -28 33 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Cambridge +11 31 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Cardiff +14 30 £30,565 -14.58% 1
Crawley +9 30 £37,500 -11.76%
Berkshire -45 28 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Wakefield - 28 £30,000 - 3
Essex -15 25 £40,000 +3.89% 4
Staffordshire +19 23 £33,500 -4.28% 1
Reading -2 22 £40,000 +33.33% 1
East Sussex -16 22 £35,500 +14.51%
Newport +22 21 £30,565 -21.18%

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1138 (43.12%) C#
2 1047 (39.67%) .NET
3 997 (37.78%) SQL
4 824 (31.22%) JavaScript
5 768 (29.10%) Java
6 739 (28.00%) HTML
7 735 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
8 734 (27.81%) SQL Server
9 686 (25.99%) ASP.NET
10 584 (22.13%) CSS
11 568 (21.52%) MVC
12 566 (21.45%) Software Engineering
13 520 (19.70%) Finance
13 520 (19.70%) C++
14 514 (19.48%) Degree
15 472 (17.89%) jQuery
16 384 (14.55%) Microsoft
17 363 (13.76%) XML
18 359 (13.60%) Oracle
18 359 (13.60%) OO
19 351 (13.30%) Web Services
20 302 (11.44%) Linux
21 272 (10.31%) TDD
22 271 (10.27%) Windows
23 268 (10.16%) Computer Science
24 248 (9.40%) HTML5
25 243 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
26 220 (8.34%) Visual Studio
27 216 (8.18%) PHP
28 215 (8.15%) UNIX

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 121 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 66 (2.50%) Apache
3 59 (2.24%) Tomcat
3 59 (2.24%) CMS
4 48 (1.82%) IIS
5 40 (1.52%) WebSphere
6 39 (1.48%) Node.js
7 37 (1.40%) NServiceBus
8 36 (1.36%) Drupal
9 35 (1.33%) CICS
10 34 (1.29%) SAS
11 33 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
11 33 (1.25%) WordPress
12 25 (0.95%) JBoss
13 22 (0.83%) MQSeries
14 15 (0.57%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.53%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.38%) OpenROAD
16 10 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
17 9 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 205 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 61 (2.31%) MS Office
3 26 (0.99%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.53%) 3ds Max
5 12 (0.45%) Mingle
6 9 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.30%) Mathematica
8 5 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.19%) Maya
8 5 (0.19%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.19%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.15%) Blender
9 4 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.038%) FastStats
11 1 (0.038%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.038%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.038%) SPSS
11 1 (0.038%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.038%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 37 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.15%) Magento
6 4 (0.15%) ProductWriter
6 4 (0.15%) Agresso
7 3 (0.11%) Staffware
7 3 (0.11%) Epicor Vantage
7 3 (0.11%) Academy Housing
7 3 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.11%) INSURE/90
8 2 (0.076%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.076%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.076%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.076%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.076%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.076%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 22 (0.83%) SaaS
2 20 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.38%) Heroku
5 9 (0.34%) GitHub
6 6 (0.23%) PaaS
7 4 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.15%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.15%) ElastiCache
7 4 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.11%) Trello
8 3 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.038%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.038%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 98 (3.71%) Internet
2 39 (1.48%) HTTP
3 27 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 24 (0.91%) CTI
5 20 (0.76%) Broadband
6 8 (0.30%) Intranet
7 6 (0.23%) FTP
8 5 (0.19%) SSL
9 4 (0.15%) SSH
9 4 (0.15%) DNS
10 3 (0.11%) ICMP
11 2 (0.076%) RTP
11 2 (0.076%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.076%) SMTP
11 2 (0.076%) DHCP
11 2 (0.076%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.076%) Wireless
11 2 (0.076%) Multicast
12 1 (0.038%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.038%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 734 (27.81%) SQL Server
2 214 (8.11%) MySQL
3 184 (6.97%) Relational Database
4 159 (6.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 113 (4.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 98 (3.71%) RDBMS
7 92 (3.49%) Oracle Database
8 77 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 73 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 54 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 51 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
12 46 (1.74%) MongoDB
13 44 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
14 38 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
15 37 (1.40%) DB2
16 36 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
17 35 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
18 32 (1.21%) NoSQL
19 30 (1.14%) Big Data
19 30 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 220 (8.34%) Visual Studio
2 135 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 134 (5.08%) Subversion
4 127 (4.81%) Git (software)
5 94 (3.56%) Eclipse
6 53 (2.01%) Xcode
7 46 (1.74%) SpecFlow
8 39 (1.48%) Maven
9 37 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
9 37 (1.40%) Jenkins
10 36 (1.36%) JIRA
11 31 (1.17%) Selenium
12 30 (1.14%) Ant
13 25 (0.95%) NUnit
14 23 (0.87%) JUnit
15 18 (0.68%) TeamCity
16 16 (0.61%) NetBeans
16 16 (0.61%) Mercurial
17 15 (0.57%) PhpStorm
17 15 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 520 (19.70%) Finance
2 166 (6.29%) Banking
3 155 (5.87%) Games
4 121 (4.59%) Retail
5 88 (3.33%) Front Office
6 84 (3.18%) Telecoms
7 68 (2.58%) Investment Banking
8 58 (2.20%) Marketing
9 39 (1.48%) Financial Institution
10 38 (1.44%) Advertising
11 25 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 24 (0.91%) Law
13 21 (0.80%) Back Office
14 20 (0.76%) Legal
15 17 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.45%) Publishing
17 8 (0.30%) Electronics
17 8 (0.30%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.19%) French Language
18 5 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1047 (39.67%) .NET
2 739 (28.00%) HTML
3 686 (25.99%) ASP.NET
4 584 (22.13%) CSS
5 472 (17.89%) jQuery
6 363 (13.76%) XML
7 351 (13.30%) Web Services
8 248 (9.40%) HTML5
9 243 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 211 (8.00%) WCF
11 203 (7.69%) .NET Framework
12 177 (6.71%) Ajax
13 174 (6.59%) Spring
14 155 (5.87%) CSS3
15 152 (5.76%) J2EE
16 121 (4.59%) WPF
17 116 (4.40%) JSON
18 115 (4.36%) AngularJS
19 106 (4.02%) Hibernate
20 103 (3.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 268 (10.16%) Computer Science
2 183 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (4.62%) Mathematics
4 82 (3.11%) Visualisation
5 79 (2.99%) Algorithms
6 74 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 72 (2.73%) Open Source
8 71 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 64 (2.43%) Equities
10 63 (2.39%) Derivative
11 57 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
12 44 (1.67%) User Experience
13 43 (1.63%) Fixed Income
14 42 (1.59%) Hedge funds
15 41 (1.55%) Client/Server
16 39 (1.48%) Mainframe
17 38 (1.44%) Data Structures
18 36 (1.36%) N-Tier
19 31 (1.17%) Physics
20 30 (1.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 302 (11.44%) Linux
2 271 (10.27%) Windows
3 215 (8.15%) UNIX
4 189 (7.16%) Android
5 169 (6.40%) Apple iOS
6 25 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.49%) HPUX
8 11 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.38%) Solaris
9 10 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.34%) zOS
10 9 (0.34%) Windows Phone
11 8 (0.30%) VME
11 8 (0.30%) CentOS
12 7 (0.27%) Debian
13 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.23%) AIX
14 4 (0.15%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 735 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (21.52%) MVC
3 566 (21.45%) Software Engineering
4 359 (13.60%) OO
5 272 (10.31%) TDD
6 201 (7.62%) Scrum
7 171 (6.48%) OOP
8 166 (6.29%) Mentoring
9 165 (6.25%) Unit Testing
10 140 (5.31%) E-Commerce
11 137 (5.19%) Multithreading
12 124 (4.70%) Continuous Integration
13 120 (4.55%) Web Development
14 99 (3.75%) SOA
15 94 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
16 91 (3.45%) CRM
17 83 (3.15%) BDD
18 82 (3.11%) iOS Development
19 74 (2.80%) OOD
20 58 (2.20%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1138 (43.12%) C#
2 997 (37.78%) SQL
3 824 (31.22%) JavaScript
4 768 (29.10%) Java
5 520 (19.70%) C++
6 216 (8.18%) PHP
7 194 (7.35%) VB.NET
8 180 (6.82%) Python
9 164 (6.21%) PL/SQL
10 150 (5.68%) C
11 134 (5.08%) VB
12 124 (4.70%) Objective-C
13 121 (4.59%) T-SQL
14 56 (2.12%) Shell Script
15 55 (2.08%) RPG
16 54 (2.05%) VBA
17 46 (1.74%) Assembly Language
17 46 (1.74%) Scala
18 45 (1.71%) Perl
19 43 (1.63%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 514 (19.48%) Degree
2 44 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (0.95%) Security Cleared
4 23 (0.87%) Sun Certification
5 13 (0.49%) MCSD
6 12 (0.45%) SC Cleared
7 10 (0.38%) MCTS
8 8 (0.30%) PhD
9 7 (0.27%) HND
9 7 (0.27%) MCSE
10 6 (0.23%) Postgraduate
11 4 (0.15%) SAS Certification
12 2 (0.076%) MCSA
12 2 (0.076%) HNC
12 2 (0.076%) MCPD
12 2 (0.076%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.038%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.038%) MCP
13 1 (0.038%) MCAD
13 1 (0.038%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (2.12%) QA
2 17 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
3 16 (0.61%) EMIR
4 13 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.38%) SLA
6 6 (0.23%) GAMP
7 2 (0.076%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.076%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.038%) CDISC
System Software
1 8 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.038%) vSphere
3 1 (0.038%) ACF2
3 1 (0.038%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.038%) Docker
3 1 (0.038%) Firmware
3 1 (0.038%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (0.42%) CA Endevor
2 6 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 5 (0.19%) Puppet
4 4 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.11%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.038%) cPanel
Vendors
1 384 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 359 (13.60%) Oracle
3 48 (1.82%) IBM
4 38 (1.44%) Google
5 32 (1.21%) Telerik
6 28 (1.06%) Twitter
7 24 (0.91%) Red Hat
8 19 (0.72%) Business Objects
9 18 (0.68%) Sybase
9 18 (0.68%) HP
9 18 (0.68%) Zend
10 16 (0.61%) hybris
11 15 (0.57%) Cognos
12 14 (0.53%) SAP
13 13 (0.49%) TIBCO
14 11 (0.42%) webMethods
14 11 (0.42%) Informatica
14 11 (0.42%) Adobe
14 11 (0.42%) Murex
14 11 (0.42%) Calypso
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TEKsystems
Posted: 13 hours ago
St. Asaph, Clwyd
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum includes Pension, Healthcare etc
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: to £40k
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Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + ben
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Salary: £50000 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Great Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Competitive plus great benefite
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: up to 60k plus 10% bonus, 3% pension, healthcare and more
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Salary: 20k plus fantastic bonus and more
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: up to 40k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: up to 50k + benefits including ongoing Microsoft Certifications
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Salary: up to 50k plus benefits
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Salary: 40 - 50k plus benefits
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Salary: 40 - 50k plus benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
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Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
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