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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 305 281 187
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -94
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 1061 1197 1751
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.14% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.19% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 946 1066 1564
Average salary £45,000 £43,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £75,000
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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 2016. 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 -15 1016 £45,000 - 111
London -57 368 £60,000 +14.28% 33
South East -15 195 £43,500 +8.75% 22
East of England -2 155 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Yorkshire +42 94 £39,250 -1.87% 16
West Midlands +25 83 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Cambridgeshire +12 76 £45,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +30 69 £35,000 +16.66% 11
Cambridge +10 61 £45,000 - 6
City of London -23 61 £57,500 +15.00% 6
Leeds +30 59 £41,250 +32.00% 9
East Midlands +25 46 £37,000 +37.03% 4
Kent +46 42 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Berkshire +9 39 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Surrey -1 38 £41,500 +3.75%
Ealing 0 36 £65,000 +26.21% 1
Birmingham +17 34 £35,000 - 5
Hertfordshire -13 33 £42,500 - 2
North West -8 30 £36,000 -7.09% 5
Essex -9 28 £60,000 +50.00% 3
West Sussex -5 20 £50,000 +25.00% 6
South West -46 20 £41,000 +9.33% 6
Cheshire +10 17 £40,000 - 2
Leicestershire +5 17 £36,000 +33.33%
Warwickshire -5 17 £41,500 +36.06% 2
Reading +3 16 £45,500 +17.41% 1
Staffordshire -3 16 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 15 £45,000 +13.92% 5
Hampshire -19 15 £43,500 +8.75% 1
Scotland -40 15 £45,000 +12.50%

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 918 (39.37%) SQL
2 815 (34.95%) C#
3 782 (33.53%) .NET
4 681 (29.20%) Java
5 679 (29.12%) JavaScript
6 675 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
7 643 (27.57%) SQL Server
8 621 (26.63%) HTML
9 563 (24.14%) Finance
10 507 (21.74%) Degree
11 467 (20.03%) CSS
12 453 (19.43%) ASP.NET
13 445 (19.08%) Software Engineering
14 394 (16.90%) Oracle
15 365 (15.65%) Microsoft
16 360 (15.44%) MVC
17 336 (14.41%) C++
18 321 (13.77%) Web Services
19 309 (13.25%) jQuery
20 304 (13.04%) XML
21 286 (12.26%) Computer Science
22 270 (11.58%) OO
23 267 (11.45%) Linux
24 229 (9.82%) Python
25 221 (9.48%) WCF
26 217 (9.31%) Windows
27 214 (9.18%) TDD
28 209 (8.96%) Unix
29 197 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
30 191 (8.19%) Spring

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 100 (4.29%) Tomcat
2 83 (3.56%) SharePoint
3 62 (2.66%) IIS
4 61 (2.62%) JBoss
5 53 (2.27%) Node.js
6 48 (2.06%) Apache
7 45 (1.93%) WebSphere
8 44 (1.89%) SAS
9 40 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
10 38 (1.63%) WebLogic
11 29 (1.24%) CMS
12 27 (1.16%) OpenEdge
13 26 (1.11%) Apache Solr
14 17 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
15 15 (0.64%) GlassFish
16 12 (0.51%) Confluence
16 12 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
17 10 (0.43%) Drupal
18 9 (0.39%) MediaWiki
19 8 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 144 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.59%) Photoshop
3 27 (1.16%) MS Office
4 8 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.17%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.13%) 3ds Max
6 3 (0.13%) Blender
6 3 (0.13%) Maya
6 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.13%) SPSS
7 2 (0.086%) InDesign
8 1 (0.043%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.043%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.043%) NASTRAN
8 1 (0.043%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.043%) Revit
8 1 (0.043%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.043%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 32 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
2 15 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.43%) Magento
5 9 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
5 9 (0.39%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 7 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.30%) SAP SRM
6 7 (0.30%) Temenos Globus
6 7 (0.30%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.17%) FastStats
7 4 (0.17%) SAP hybris
7 4 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
8 3 (0.13%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 90 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (1.89%) SaaS
4 23 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (0.73%) GitHub
6 9 (0.39%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.26%) Sage Pay
9 4 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.17%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.17%) Heroku
10 2 (0.086%) Office 365
11 1 (0.043%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.043%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 36 (1.54%) Network Security
3 33 (1.42%) Internet
4 23 (0.99%) Intranet
5 21 (0.90%) FTP
6 19 (0.81%) HTTP
7 12 (0.51%) Firewall
7 12 (0.51%) LDAP
8 8 (0.34%) DNS
8 8 (0.34%) SSL
9 5 (0.21%) iBeacon
10 4 (0.17%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.17%) LTE
10 4 (0.17%) NAS
10 4 (0.17%) SAN
10 4 (0.17%) SMTP
11 3 (0.13%) IPsec
11 3 (0.13%) OpenVPN
12 2 (0.086%) Extranet
12 2 (0.086%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 643 (27.57%) SQL Server
2 185 (7.93%) MySQL
3 171 (7.33%) Relational Database
4 130 (5.57%) Oracle Database
5 128 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 101 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 94 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 90 (3.86%) NoSQL
9 73 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 62 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
11 60 (2.57%) RDBMS
12 55 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
13 53 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
14 51 (2.19%) MongoDB
15 46 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
16 44 (1.89%) Big Data
17 35 (1.50%) Hadoop
18 33 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
18 33 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
19 30 (1.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 125 (5.36%) Visual Studio
2 99 (4.25%) Git (software)
3 84 (3.60%) Subversion
4 82 (3.52%) JUnit
5 62 (2.66%) Eclipse
6 55 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (1.84%) Xcode
8 42 (1.80%) Jenkins
8 42 (1.80%) Maven
9 38 (1.63%) JIRA
10 35 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
10 35 (1.50%) SpecFlow
11 33 (1.42%) Cucumber
12 24 (1.03%) Selenium
13 22 (0.94%) Ant
13 22 (0.94%) jMock
14 20 (0.86%) Hamcrest
15 18 (0.77%) Mockito
16 16 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 15 (0.64%) CruiseControl
General
1 563 (24.14%) Finance
2 162 (6.95%) Banking
3 121 (5.19%) Games
4 87 (3.73%) Retail
5 86 (3.69%) Front Office
6 65 (2.79%) Investment Banking
7 64 (2.74%) Telecoms
8 49 (2.10%) Marketing
9 35 (1.50%) Financial Institution
10 32 (1.37%) Automotive
11 31 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 21 (0.90%) Electronics
13 17 (0.73%) Legal
13 17 (0.73%) Publishing
14 15 (0.64%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.47%) Aerospace
15 11 (0.47%) Back Office
16 10 (0.43%) Law
17 8 (0.34%) Advertising
18 7 (0.30%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 782 (33.53%) .NET
2 621 (26.63%) HTML
3 467 (20.03%) CSS
4 453 (19.43%) ASP.NET
5 321 (13.77%) Web Services
6 309 (13.25%) jQuery
7 304 (13.04%) XML
8 221 (9.48%) WCF
9 191 (8.19%) Spring
10 181 (7.76%) HTML5
11 171 (7.33%) Hibernate
12 154 (6.60%) AngularJS
13 153 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 151 (6.48%) WPF
15 139 (5.96%) .NET Framework
16 133 (5.70%) REST
17 123 (5.27%) J2EE
18 109 (4.67%) Ajax
19 103 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
20 101 (4.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 286 (12.26%) Computer Science
2 197 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (3.73%) Mathematics
4 83 (3.56%) User Experience
5 71 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
6 70 (3.00%) Visualisation
7 69 (2.96%) AS400
8 62 (2.66%) iSeries
9 61 (2.62%) Algorithms
10 52 (2.23%) Hedge funds
11 47 (2.02%) Equities
12 44 (1.89%) Mobile App
13 43 (1.84%) Fixed Income
14 40 (1.72%) iPhone
15 38 (1.63%) Client/Server
16 37 (1.59%) Xbox
17 35 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 34 (1.46%) Data Structures
18 34 (1.46%) NHS
19 33 (1.42%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 267 (11.45%) Linux
2 217 (9.31%) Windows
3 209 (8.96%) Unix
4 160 (6.86%) Apple iOS
5 151 (6.48%) Android
6 22 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 20 (0.86%) Windows Phone
8 15 (0.64%) AIX
9 13 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.51%) HPUX
11 11 (0.47%) zOS
12 9 (0.39%) CentOS
13 8 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
15 4 (0.17%) OS/400
15 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 675 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 445 (19.08%) Software Engineering
3 360 (15.44%) MVC
4 270 (11.58%) OO
5 214 (9.18%) TDD
6 159 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
7 152 (6.52%) OOP
8 148 (6.35%) Scrum
9 147 (6.30%) SDLC
10 143 (6.13%) Unit Testing
11 120 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
12 115 (4.93%) BDD
13 110 (4.72%) Multithreading
14 105 (4.50%) Mentoring
15 97 (4.16%) iOS Development
16 92 (3.95%) Web Development
17 89 (3.82%) SOA
18 82 (3.52%) Mobile Development
19 75 (3.22%) E-Commerce
20 74 (3.17%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 918 (39.37%) SQL
2 815 (34.95%) C#
3 681 (29.20%) Java
4 679 (29.12%) JavaScript
5 336 (14.41%) C++
6 229 (9.82%) Python
7 186 (7.98%) PL/SQL
8 169 (7.25%) T-SQL
9 127 (5.45%) Objective-C
9 127 (5.45%) PHP
10 120 (5.15%) C
11 114 (4.89%) RPG
12 94 (4.03%) VB.NET
13 70 (3.00%) RPG IV
14 60 (2.57%) VB
15 54 (2.32%) Shell Script
15 54 (2.32%) VBA
16 48 (2.06%) Ruby
17 45 (1.93%) Scala
18 43 (1.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 507 (21.74%) Degree
2 39 (1.67%) Security Cleared
3 33 (1.42%) PhD
4 30 (1.29%) SC Cleared
5 16 (0.69%) HND
5 16 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (0.56%) SAS Certification
8 6 (0.26%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.17%) HNC
9 4 (0.17%) MCITP
9 4 (0.17%) MCSE
10 2 (0.086%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.086%) OCMJD
10 2 (0.086%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.086%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.043%) MCP
11 1 (0.043%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.34%) QA
2 20 (0.86%) SLA
3 9 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.30%) RosettaNet
5 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.086%) CDISC
6 2 (0.086%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.043%) MiFID
System Software
1 20 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.34%) Docker
4 4 (0.17%) NFS
5 1 (0.043%) Firmware
5 1 (0.043%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.043%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 33 (1.42%) WMI
2 11 (0.47%) Grafana
2 11 (0.47%) Kibana
2 11 (0.47%) logstash
2 11 (0.47%) StatsD
3 10 (0.43%) CA Endevor
3 10 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
3 10 (0.43%) Puppet
4 3 (0.13%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.086%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.086%) SCCM
5 2 (0.086%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.043%) Control-M
6 1 (0.043%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.043%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.043%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 394 (16.90%) Oracle
2 365 (15.65%) Microsoft
3 49 (2.10%) IBM
4 46 (1.97%) Apple
5 33 (1.42%) SAP
6 32 (1.37%) Google
7 27 (1.16%) Progress
8 24 (1.03%) Sybase
9 23 (0.99%) JD Edwards
10 21 (0.90%) Cognos
11 19 (0.81%) Tableau
12 17 (0.73%) Adobe
12 17 (0.73%) TIBCO
13 12 (0.51%) Atlassian
13 12 (0.51%) Planview
13 12 (0.51%) VMware
14 11 (0.47%) New Relic
15 10 (0.43%) CA
15 10 (0.43%) Telerik
15 10 (0.43%) Xamarin
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Competitive Base + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham
HW Search & Selection
Posted: 22 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 Per Annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
INPS
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £54,500 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £25000 Per Annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £24000 - £40000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum + bonus(10%), shares,Pension,health
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Big company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum +bonus (10%),health,pension,Shares
Posted: Yesterday
London
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, 25 days
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £22,000 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Quant Capital
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum +Bonus & Shares +generous benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Package!
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £52,000 per annum Annual Bonus, Private Healthcare, Pe
Posted: 3 days ago
Jersey, Channel Isles
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + share options
Posted: 3 days ago