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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 257 178 219
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 1199 1716 1489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.65% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.75% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1075 1523 1292
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £77,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
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 £27,500 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -88 1083 £45,000 - 134
London -96 481 £52,500 -8.69% 56
South East -71 210 £40,000 +2.56% 15
East of England +17 155 £42,500 +6.25% 25
City of London -18 146 £50,000 -13.04% 15
Yorkshire -15 69 £37,500 +4.16% 4
Cambridgeshire +10 59 £45,000 +6.50% 12
Scotland +8 54 £40,000 +6.66% 3
South West -60 53 £37,500 -1.31% 12
Cambridge +31 50 £45,000 +9.09% 12
Surrey -45 49 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Yorkshire +2 47 £30,000 -7.69% 3
South Wales +15 45 £30,565 -13.90% 1
Wales +14 45 £30,565 -13.90% 1
Hampshire -13 44 £40,000 +17.64% 6
West Midlands -44 44 £35,000 - 5
North West -33 43 £40,000 +11.11% 7
Hertfordshire -16 40 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Cardiff +8 35 £30,565 -13.90% 1
Essex +5 32 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Berkshire -28 32 £40,000 +6.66% 2
West Sussex -4 28 £37,500 +7.14%
Edinburgh +1 25 £45,500 +20.52% 2
Crawley +10 24 £43,750 +28.67%
Leeds -10 22 £32,500 - 2
East Midlands -13 22 £25,000 -31.50% 3
East Sussex -21 22 £27,500 -21.42%
Glasgow +9 20 £35,318 -5.81% 1
Reading -6 20 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Cheshire -9 20 £40,000 +14.28% 1

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1030 (41.77%) C#
2 978 (39.66%) .NET
3 888 (36.01%) SQL
4 748 (30.33%) JavaScript
5 729 (29.56%) Java
6 668 (27.09%) HTML
7 664 (26.93%) SQL Server
8 653 (26.48%) Agile Software Development
9 631 (25.59%) ASP.NET
10 544 (22.06%) MVC
11 542 (21.98%) Software Engineering
12 515 (20.88%) CSS
13 488 (19.79%) Finance
14 474 (19.22%) Degree
15 470 (19.06%) C++
16 430 (17.44%) jQuery
17 345 (13.99%) Microsoft
18 335 (13.58%) XML
19 332 (13.46%) OO
20 325 (13.18%) Oracle
21 303 (12.29%) Web Services
22 262 (10.62%) Computer Science
23 259 (10.50%) Linux
24 253 (10.26%) TDD
25 251 (10.18%) Windows
26 232 (9.41%) HTML5
27 231 (9.37%) ASP.NET MVC
28 203 (8.23%) Visual Studio
29 196 (7.95%) .NET Framework
30 195 (7.91%) Android

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 96 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 68 (2.76%) Apache
3 55 (2.23%) CMS
4 51 (2.07%) Tomcat
5 47 (1.91%) Node.js
6 45 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
7 40 (1.62%) WordPress
8 38 (1.54%) SAS
8 38 (1.54%) IIS
8 38 (1.54%) Drupal
9 37 (1.50%) CICS
10 35 (1.42%) NServiceBus
11 32 (1.30%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.97%) JBoss
13 17 (0.69%) MQSeries
14 16 (0.65%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.49%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.41%) Moodle
16 10 (0.41%) OpenROAD
17 9 (0.36%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 185 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 48 (1.95%) MS Office
3 28 (1.14%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.45%) 3ds Max
4 11 (0.45%) Mingle
5 8 (0.32%) Mathematica
6 6 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.20%) PrintSoft PReS
7 5 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.16%) Blender
8 4 (0.16%) Maya
8 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.12%) CPLEX
10 2 (0.081%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.081%) MS Project
11 1 (0.041%) SPSS
11 1 (0.041%) FastStats
11 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.20%) Magento
7 4 (0.16%) ProductWriter
7 4 (0.16%) INSURE/90
7 4 (0.16%) Staffware
8 3 (0.12%) Agresso
8 3 (0.12%) Epicor Vantage
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.12%) Academy Housing
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.081%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.081%) Cognos Controller
9 2 (0.081%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.14%) SaaS
2 21 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.45%) Heroku
6 7 (0.28%) GitHub
7 4 (0.16%) Trello
7 4 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.16%) ElastiCache
7 4 (0.16%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.16%) PaaS
7 4 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.041%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.24%) Internet
2 35 (1.42%) HTTP
3 32 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 20 (0.81%) Broadband
5 17 (0.69%) CTI
6 7 (0.28%) FTP
7 6 (0.24%) Intranet
8 5 (0.20%) SSL
9 4 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.16%) DNS
9 4 (0.16%) ICMP
10 3 (0.12%) LAN
10 3 (0.12%) SMTP
10 3 (0.12%) WAN
10 3 (0.12%) SSH
11 2 (0.081%) Multicast
11 2 (0.081%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.081%) Wireless
11 2 (0.081%) DHCP
12 1 (0.041%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 664 (26.93%) SQL Server
2 192 (7.79%) MySQL
3 161 (6.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 158 (6.41%) Relational Database
5 97 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 96 (3.89%) RDBMS
7 81 (3.28%) Oracle Database
8 73 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
9 63 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 57 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
11 46 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
12 41 (1.66%) MongoDB
13 36 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
14 35 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
15 32 (1.30%) DB2
16 31 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
17 28 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
18 26 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
19 25 (1.01%) NoSQL
20 21 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 203 (8.23%) Visual Studio
2 133 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 119 (4.83%) Subversion
4 116 (4.70%) Eclipse
5 111 (4.50%) Git (software)
6 67 (2.72%) Xcode
7 41 (1.66%) SpecFlow
8 38 (1.54%) Maven
9 32 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
9 32 (1.30%) Selenium
10 30 (1.22%) JIRA
11 29 (1.18%) Jenkins
12 26 (1.05%) NUnit
13 24 (0.97%) JUnit
14 22 (0.89%) Ant
14 22 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 21 (0.85%) NetBeans
16 18 (0.73%) Appcelerator Titanium
16 18 (0.73%) PhpStorm
17 15 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 488 (19.79%) Finance
2 171 (6.93%) Banking
3 128 (5.19%) Games
4 110 (4.46%) Retail
5 87 (3.53%) Front Office
6 86 (3.49%) Telecoms
7 56 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 48 (1.95%) Marketing
9 36 (1.46%) Advertising
10 31 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 23 (0.93%) Publishing
12 21 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 21 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.69%) Back Office
13 17 (0.69%) Law
14 13 (0.53%) Legal
14 13 (0.53%) Electronics
15 7 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.20%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.20%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 978 (39.66%) .NET
2 668 (27.09%) HTML
3 631 (25.59%) ASP.NET
4 515 (20.88%) CSS
5 430 (17.44%) jQuery
6 335 (13.58%) XML
7 303 (12.29%) Web Services
8 232 (9.41%) HTML5
9 231 (9.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 196 (7.95%) .NET Framework
11 190 (7.70%) WCF
12 178 (7.22%) Ajax
13 161 (6.53%) Spring
14 153 (6.20%) J2EE
15 148 (6.00%) CSS3
16 121 (4.91%) JSON
17 111 (4.50%) AngularJS
18 105 (4.26%) Hibernate
19 101 (4.10%) WPF
20 96 (3.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 262 (10.62%) Computer Science
2 193 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (3.81%) Mathematics
4 74 (3.00%) Visualisation
4 74 (3.00%) Mobile App
5 66 (2.68%) Equities
6 64 (2.60%) Open Source
7 62 (2.51%) Algorithms
8 56 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 55 (2.23%) Derivative
9 55 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
10 44 (1.78%) Hedge funds
11 41 (1.66%) Mainframe
12 40 (1.62%) User Experience
13 39 (1.58%) N-Tier
14 38 (1.54%) Data Structures
15 33 (1.34%) Social Media
15 33 (1.34%) Fixed Income
16 31 (1.26%) Statistics
17 25 (1.01%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 259 (10.50%) Linux
2 251 (10.18%) Windows
3 195 (7.91%) Android
4 188 (7.62%) UNIX
5 174 (7.06%) Apple iOS
6 22 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.45%) Windows Phone
7 11 (0.45%) HPUX
7 11 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.41%) zOS
9 8 (0.32%) Solaris
10 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.24%) CentOS
11 6 (0.24%) AIX
12 4 (0.16%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.12%) Debian
13 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (26.48%) Agile Software Development
2 544 (22.06%) MVC
3 542 (21.98%) Software Engineering
4 332 (13.46%) OO
5 253 (10.26%) TDD
6 190 (7.70%) Scrum
7 168 (6.81%) Unit Testing
8 166 (6.73%) Mentoring
9 161 (6.53%) OOP
10 126 (5.11%) Multithreading
11 122 (4.95%) E-Commerce
12 114 (4.62%) Web Development
13 104 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
13 104 (4.22%) Continuous Integration
14 89 (3.61%) SOA
15 85 (3.45%) iOS Development
16 84 (3.41%) CRM
17 76 (3.08%) BDD
18 71 (2.88%) OOD
19 65 (2.64%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1030 (41.77%) C#
2 888 (36.01%) SQL
3 748 (30.33%) JavaScript
4 729 (29.56%) Java
5 470 (19.06%) C++
6 193 (7.83%) PHP
7 178 (7.22%) VB.NET
8 168 (6.81%) Python
9 153 (6.20%) PL/SQL
10 143 (5.80%) C
11 141 (5.72%) Objective-C
12 138 (5.60%) VB
13 107 (4.34%) T-SQL
14 55 (2.23%) VB6
15 50 (2.03%) VBA
16 49 (1.99%) Shell Script
17 48 (1.95%) RPG
18 42 (1.70%) Scala
19 36 (1.46%) COBOL
19 36 (1.46%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 474 (19.22%) Degree
2 34 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (0.69%) Sun Certification
4 12 (0.49%) Security Cleared
5 11 (0.45%) PhD
6 10 (0.41%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.32%) MCSD
8 7 (0.28%) HND
9 4 (0.16%) MCTS
9 4 (0.16%) SAS Certification
9 4 (0.16%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.12%) MCSE
11 2 (0.081%) MCPD
11 2 (0.081%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.081%) MCSA
11 2 (0.081%) HNC
12 1 (0.041%) MCP
12 1 (0.041%) MCAD
12 1 (0.041%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (1.87%) QA
2 13 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
2 13 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.49%) EMIR
4 9 (0.36%) SLA
5 6 (0.24%) GAMP
6 4 (0.16%) CDISC
7 2 (0.081%) RosettaNet
7 2 (0.081%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.041%) GAAP
8 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.081%) RACF
4 1 (0.041%) Firmware
4 1 (0.041%) Docker
4 1 (0.041%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 10 (0.41%) CA Endevor
2 6 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.16%) Puppet
4 3 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.041%) cPanel
Vendors
1 345 (13.99%) Microsoft
2 325 (13.18%) Oracle
3 48 (1.95%) IBM
4 36 (1.46%) Google
5 29 (1.18%) Telerik
6 27 (1.09%) Twitter
7 20 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 19 (0.77%) Sybase
8 19 (0.77%) Adobe
9 18 (0.73%) Zend
9 18 (0.73%) Cognos
10 17 (0.69%) Business Objects
10 17 (0.69%) Informatica
11 15 (0.61%) SAP
11 15 (0.61%) HP
12 11 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.36%) webMethods
13 9 (0.36%) Sun
13 9 (0.36%) Tableau
13 9 (0.36%) Xamarin
City, London
Stott & May
Salary: £75000 - £85000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP To 45k +Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
TRG
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 75,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
networx
Salary: Salary £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Optimus Search
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits, Excellent Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Optimus Search
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits, Excellent Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Commonwealth Secretariat
Salary: £58,578 pa + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £0.00 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 plus 27 Days Holiday.
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 65,000 DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Commonwealth Secretariat
Salary: £58,578 pa plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + fantastic benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago