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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 242 192 215
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 1382 1542 1488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 1.47% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.56% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1252 1295 1340
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
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 £26,500 £26,500
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 18 September 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 September 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 -54 1210 £42,000 +5.00% 103
London -69 484 £52,500 -3.66% 43
South East -1 275 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Scotland +27 124 £37,500 -1.31% 15
City of London -1 124 £50,000 -9.09% 15
East of England -54 105 £40,000 - 6
Berkshire +39 86 £40,000 +6.66% 4
East Midlands +7 83 £35,000 - 3
West Midlands -32 80 £37,500 +15.38% 7
Surrey -29 72 £46,000 +15.00% 2
South West -18 67 £40,000 +9.58% 9
North West -9 64 £35,000 +11.11% 13
Glasgow +21 54 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Yorkshire -72 49 £35,000 - 6
Cambridgeshire +1 48 £40,000 - 5
Reading +23 46 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Edinburgh -4 41 £40,000 +1.26% 6
West Yorkshire -74 41 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Cambridge +12 38 £42,500 -2.85% 5
North East +29 36 £27,500 - 1
Leicestershire +16 32 £35,000 -6.66%
Tyne and Wear +23 31 £27,500 - 1
West Sussex +5 31 £45,000 +9.75% 1
East Sussex -17 31 £45,000 +45.16%
Hampshire -18 31 £37,000 +5.71% 2
Brighton -20 31 £45,000 +45.16%
Hertfordshire -36 31 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Crawley +22 30 £46,250 +12.80%
Wales +5 28 £30,283 -5.36%
Cheshire -2 28 £40,000 +26.98% 7

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1485 (44.20%) C#
2 1359 (40.45%) .NET
3 1315 (39.14%) SQL
4 1114 (33.15%) JavaScript
5 1049 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
6 993 (29.55%) HTML
7 976 (29.05%) Java
8 959 (28.54%) SQL Server
9 913 (27.17%) ASP.NET
10 838 (24.94%) CSS
11 767 (22.83%) Software Engineering
12 743 (22.11%) MVC
13 668 (19.88%) Degree
14 666 (19.82%) Finance
15 596 (17.74%) C++
16 581 (17.29%) jQuery
17 555 (16.52%) Microsoft
18 529 (15.74%) Web Services
19 491 (14.61%) Linux
20 486 (14.46%) OO
21 482 (14.35%) Oracle
22 473 (14.08%) TDD
23 470 (13.99%) XML
24 366 (10.89%) Computer Science
25 340 (10.12%) UNIX
26 333 (9.91%) Windows
27 312 (9.29%) HTML5
28 295 (8.78%) ASP.NET MVC
29 291 (8.66%) MySQL
30 286 (8.51%) Scrum

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 208 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 97 (2.89%) Tomcat
3 78 (2.32%) Node.js
4 76 (2.26%) CMS
5 68 (2.02%) Apache
6 64 (1.90%) IIS
7 53 (1.58%) Drupal
7 53 (1.58%) WebSphere
8 48 (1.43%) SAS
9 41 (1.22%) NServiceBus
10 35 (1.04%) WordPress
11 25 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 23 (0.68%) CICS
13 22 (0.65%) Confluence
14 21 (0.63%) MQSeries
15 19 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
16 18 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (0.51%) Apache Solr
18 16 (0.48%) Mule
18 16 (0.48%) nginx
Applications
1 256 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 78 (2.32%) MS Office
3 40 (1.19%) Photoshop
4 19 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.33%) Mingle
7 7 (0.21%) 3ds Max
7 7 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.21%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.15%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
9 4 (0.12%) SPSS
9 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.060%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.060%) Simulink
10 2 (0.060%) Maya
11 1 (0.030%) Revit
11 1 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.030%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 38 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.27%) Google Analytics
2 9 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.18%) Magento
5 6 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.12%) Agresso
7 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.089%) Academy Housing
8 3 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.060%) Lawson
9 2 (0.060%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.060%) INSURE/90
9 2 (0.060%) Cognos Controller
9 2 (0.060%) Misys Midas
9 2 (0.060%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (0.74%) SaaS
3 16 (0.48%) PaaS
4 15 (0.45%) GitHub
5 12 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (0.12%) ElastiCache
9 4 (0.12%) Heroku
9 4 (0.12%) Office 365
10 3 (0.089%) IaaS
11 2 (0.060%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.060%) Trello
12 1 (0.030%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 117 (3.48%) Internet
2 50 (1.49%) CTI
3 44 (1.31%) HTTP
4 28 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 15 (0.45%) SMTP
6 13 (0.39%) Broadband
7 8 (0.24%) Ethernet
7 8 (0.24%) SSH
8 7 (0.21%) Intranet
9 6 (0.18%) DNS
10 5 (0.15%) AMQP
10 5 (0.15%) RTP
11 4 (0.12%) SSL
11 4 (0.12%) Modbus
11 4 (0.12%) Profibus
12 2 (0.060%) Extranet
12 2 (0.060%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.060%) FTP
12 2 (0.060%) SNMP
12 2 (0.060%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 959 (28.54%) SQL Server
2 291 (8.66%) MySQL
3 203 (6.04%) Relational Database
4 170 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 114 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 99 (2.95%) RDBMS
7 92 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 81 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 73 (2.17%) Oracle Database
10 68 (2.02%) NoSQL
11 66 (1.96%) MongoDB
12 64 (1.90%) Big Data
13 60 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
14 56 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
15 53 (1.58%) DB2
16 43 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
17 39 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
18 38 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
19 37 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
20 28 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 250 (7.44%) Visual Studio
2 166 (4.94%) Subversion
3 149 (4.43%) Git (software)
4 123 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 104 (3.10%) Eclipse
6 79 (2.35%) Jenkins
7 77 (2.29%) Maven
8 74 (2.20%) Ant
9 72 (2.14%) JIRA
9 72 (2.14%) JUnit
10 54 (1.61%) NUnit
11 36 (1.07%) SpecFlow
12 35 (1.04%) TeamCity
13 32 (0.95%) Selenium
14 21 (0.63%) Mercurial
14 21 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
15 20 (0.60%) PHPUnit
16 17 (0.51%) Hudson
16 17 (0.51%) MSTest
17 15 (0.45%) SoapUI
General
1 666 (19.82%) Finance
2 211 (6.28%) Banking
3 167 (4.97%) Games
4 125 (3.72%) Retail
5 112 (3.33%) Marketing
6 106 (3.15%) Investment Banking
7 62 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 57 (1.70%) Front Office
9 44 (1.31%) Advertising
10 40 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 36 (1.07%) Law
12 35 (1.04%) Financial Institution
12 35 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
13 31 (0.92%) Legal
14 21 (0.63%) Publishing
15 18 (0.54%) Back Office
16 9 (0.27%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.24%) Automotive
17 8 (0.24%) Billing
18 7 (0.21%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1359 (40.45%) .NET
2 993 (29.55%) HTML
3 913 (27.17%) ASP.NET
4 838 (24.94%) CSS
5 581 (17.29%) jQuery
6 529 (15.74%) Web Services
7 470 (13.99%) XML
8 312 (9.29%) HTML5
9 295 (8.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 269 (8.01%) Spring
11 260 (7.74%) Ajax
12 253 (7.53%) WCF
13 207 (6.16%) .NET Framework
14 194 (5.77%) J2EE
15 192 (5.71%) CSS3
16 190 (5.65%) SOAP
16 190 (5.65%) WPF
17 165 (4.91%) Hibernate
18 147 (4.38%) JSON
19 142 (4.23%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 366 (10.89%) Computer Science
2 219 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 167 (4.97%) Mathematics
4 135 (4.02%) Open Source
5 94 (2.80%) User Experience
6 92 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 83 (2.47%) Client/Server
8 82 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 72 (2.14%) Derivative
10 54 (1.61%) Fixed Income
11 53 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 43 (1.28%) Visualisation
13 42 (1.25%) Statistics
14 38 (1.13%) N-Tier
15 36 (1.07%) Equities
15 36 (1.07%) Inversion of Control
16 35 (1.04%) Physics
16 35 (1.04%) Hedge funds
17 33 (0.98%) Mainframe
18 29 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 491 (14.61%) Linux
2 340 (10.12%) UNIX
3 333 (9.91%) Windows
4 162 (4.82%) Android
5 146 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 23 (0.68%) Windows 7
7 18 (0.54%) AIX
8 15 (0.45%) Windows Phone
8 15 (0.45%) Mac OS X
9 13 (0.39%) HPUX
9 13 (0.39%) Solaris
9 13 (0.39%) zOS
10 11 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.24%) Debian
12 8 (0.24%) VME
13 7 (0.21%) CentOS
14 6 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1049 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 767 (22.83%) Software Engineering
3 743 (22.11%) MVC
4 486 (14.46%) OO
5 473 (14.08%) TDD
6 286 (8.51%) Scrum
7 249 (7.41%) Multithreading
8 203 (6.04%) E-Commerce
9 198 (5.89%) OOP
10 186 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
11 184 (5.48%) Unit Testing
12 180 (5.36%) Web Development
13 164 (4.88%) Mentoring
14 148 (4.40%) SOA
15 115 (3.42%) BDD
16 97 (2.89%) CRM
17 84 (2.50%) System Testing
18 83 (2.47%) Analytics
19 82 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
20 72 (2.14%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1485 (44.20%) C#
2 1315 (39.14%) SQL
3 1114 (33.15%) JavaScript
4 976 (29.05%) Java
5 596 (17.74%) C++
6 270 (8.04%) PHP
7 248 (7.38%) C
8 214 (6.37%) VB.NET
9 208 (6.19%) Python
10 169 (5.03%) T-SQL
11 134 (3.99%) PL/SQL
12 108 (3.21%) VB
13 88 (2.62%) Shell Script
14 86 (2.56%) RPG
15 82 (2.44%) Objective-C
16 77 (2.29%) Perl
17 73 (2.17%) Ruby
17 73 (2.17%) Scala
18 72 (2.14%) RPG IV
19 71 (2.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 668 (19.88%) Degree
2 66 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (1.46%) Security Cleared
4 25 (0.74%) MCSD
5 23 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 20 (0.60%) PhD
6 20 (0.60%) Sun Certification
7 13 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
8 11 (0.33%) MCTS
9 10 (0.30%) MCAD
10 9 (0.27%) HND
11 8 (0.24%) MCSE
11 8 (0.24%) Postgraduate
12 7 (0.21%) MCP
13 2 (0.060%) SAS Certification
13 2 (0.060%) MCSA
13 2 (0.060%) OCPJP
13 2 (0.060%) MySQL Certification
13 2 (0.060%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.060%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (2.08%) QA
2 16 (0.48%) SLA
3 15 (0.45%) EMIR
3 15 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
4 11 (0.33%) CDISC
5 6 (0.18%) GAMP
6 5 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.060%) WAI
9 1 (0.030%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.030%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.12%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.030%) ACF2
5 1 (0.030%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.030%) Docker
5 1 (0.030%) vSphere
5 1 (0.030%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.030%) RACF
Systems Management
1 17 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (0.30%) CA Endevor
3 7 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 6 (0.18%) Puppet
5 5 (0.15%) HAProxy
5 5 (0.15%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.089%) CFEngine
6 3 (0.089%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.030%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.030%) Ansible
7 1 (0.030%) MOM
7 1 (0.030%) Control-M
Vendors
1 555 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 482 (14.35%) Oracle
3 68 (2.02%) JBoss
4 61 (1.82%) IBM
5 47 (1.40%) Google
6 44 (1.31%) Zend
7 33 (0.98%) Telerik
7 33 (0.98%) TIBCO
8 32 (0.95%) Twitter
9 27 (0.80%) hybris
10 26 (0.77%) Facebook
11 23 (0.68%) Perforce
12 20 (0.60%) Adobe
13 19 (0.57%) Business Objects
14 16 (0.48%) Sybase
15 15 (0.45%) Atlassian
15 15 (0.45%) Murex
15 15 (0.45%) Calypso
16 14 (0.42%) webMethods
16 14 (0.42%) Sitecore
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Vocative Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Extensive benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Stott & May
Salary: £55000 - £75000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45-65k + £10k Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum upto 20% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 35,000 Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
IT People First
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum Neg + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Corporate Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeenshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £1 per annum + Rates variable
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £24000 - £38000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
University of Kent
Salary: From £32,277 to £37,394 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Salary: £30000 per annum + Pension and 29 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago