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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 258 187 207
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 1265 1636 1572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 1.50% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.59% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1085 1388 1414
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 -67 1122 £40,000 -5.88% 124
London -83 451 £52,000 -13.33% 56
South East -28 260 £40,000 - 25
City of London -11 113 £50,000 -9.09% 19
West Midlands -11 92 £32,500 -3.70% 7
Scotland +4 85 £40,000 +1.26% 12
East of England -45 82 £40,000 - 10
East Midlands +24 78 £35,000 -
Surrey -6 66 £46,800 +11.42% 5
South West -27 66 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Berkshire -15 63 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Yorkshire -81 58 £30,000 -14.28% 11
North West -28 52 £37,750 +16.15% 8
West Yorkshire -68 50 £30,000 -20.00% 11
Hampshire -4 44 £37,000 +5.71% 6
Edinburgh -10 44 £46,000 +16.45% 6
Wales +7 40 £30,000 -16.16% 2
South Wales +16 38 £30,000 -16.16% 2
Reading +19 34 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 33 £40,000 +3.49% 6
Wakefield +10 33 £30,000 +3.44% 4
Newport +28 31 £35,033 -9.66%
West Sussex +17 31 £45,000 +7.78% 4
Crawley +15 29 £45,000 +5.88%
Hertfordshire -31 29 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Staffordshire +15 28 £28,000 -25.33% 2
Nottinghamshire +20 27 £35,000 +1.44%
Cheshire -1 26 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire -17 26 £38,500 -23.00%
Cambridge +5 23 £40,000 -40.74% 6

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1317 (42.97%) C#
2 1224 (39.93%) SQL
3 1202 (39.22%) .NET
4 1016 (33.15%) JavaScript
5 918 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
6 901 (29.40%) HTML
7 895 (29.20%) Java
8 845 (27.57%) SQL Server
9 800 (26.10%) ASP.NET
10 737 (24.05%) CSS
11 671 (21.89%) Software Engineering
12 623 (20.33%) MVC
13 616 (20.10%) Finance
14 592 (19.31%) Degree
15 578 (18.86%) C++
16 550 (17.94%) jQuery
17 469 (15.30%) Web Services
18 459 (14.98%) Microsoft
19 447 (14.58%) Oracle
20 430 (14.03%) XML
21 422 (13.77%) Linux
22 418 (13.64%) OO
23 381 (12.43%) TDD
24 311 (10.15%) Computer Science
25 308 (10.05%) Windows
26 301 (9.82%) HTML5
27 291 (9.49%) UNIX
28 269 (8.78%) MySQL
29 263 (8.58%) ASP.NET MVC
30 256 (8.35%) PHP

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 180 (5.87%) SharePoint
2 76 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 74 (2.41%) Apache
4 71 (2.32%) CMS
5 67 (2.19%) Node.js
6 63 (2.06%) IIS
7 47 (1.53%) JBoss
8 46 (1.50%) Drupal
9 41 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 40 (1.31%) WordPress
11 39 (1.27%) NServiceBus
11 39 (1.27%) CICS
12 36 (1.17%) SAS
13 29 (0.95%) MQSeries
14 16 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (0.49%) Apache Solr
15 15 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
16 14 (0.46%) Mule
17 13 (0.42%) Confluence
17 13 (0.42%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 228 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 77 (2.51%) MS Office
3 35 (1.14%) Photoshop
4 17 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (0.42%) Mingle
6 8 (0.26%) 3ds Max
6 8 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.20%) Mathematica
9 5 (0.16%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
10 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.098%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.033%) Simulink
12 1 (0.033%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.033%) Maya
12 1 (0.033%) SPSS
12 1 (0.033%) MS Project
12 1 (0.033%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 35 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.16%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.13%) Epicor Vantage
6 4 (0.13%) ProductWriter
6 4 (0.13%) Agresso
7 3 (0.098%) Academy Housing
7 3 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.098%) Magento
7 3 (0.098%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.065%) Cognos Controller
8 2 (0.065%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.065%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.065%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.065%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.033%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.75%) SaaS
2 22 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.49%) GitHub
4 14 (0.46%) PaaS
5 12 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.20%) Heroku
8 4 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.13%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.13%) Office 365
8 4 (0.13%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.13%) ElastiCache
8 4 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.098%) IaaS
10 2 (0.065%) Trello
11 1 (0.033%) Force.com
11 1 (0.033%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 111 (3.62%) Internet
2 40 (1.31%) CTI
3 38 (1.24%) HTTP
4 26 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 15 (0.49%) Broadband
6 10 (0.33%) Intranet
7 8 (0.26%) SSH
7 8 (0.26%) SMTP
8 5 (0.16%) RTP
8 5 (0.16%) FTP
8 5 (0.16%) AMQP
9 4 (0.13%) DNS
10 3 (0.098%) SSL
11 2 (0.065%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.065%) DHCP
11 2 (0.065%) Firewall
12 1 (0.033%) Modbus
12 1 (0.033%) Profibus
12 1 (0.033%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.033%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 845 (27.57%) SQL Server
2 269 (8.78%) MySQL
3 200 (6.53%) Relational Database
4 170 (5.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 118 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 91 (2.97%) Oracle Database
7 90 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 89 (2.90%) RDBMS
9 77 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 64 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
11 55 (1.79%) MongoDB
12 52 (1.70%) NoSQL
13 49 (1.60%) Big Data
14 47 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
14 47 (1.53%) DB2
15 45 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
16 43 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
17 39 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
18 35 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
19 31 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 228 (7.44%) Visual Studio
2 159 (5.19%) Git (software)
3 155 (5.06%) Subversion
4 120 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 87 (2.84%) Eclipse
6 61 (1.99%) Jenkins
7 58 (1.89%) Ant
8 57 (1.86%) JIRA
9 53 (1.73%) Maven
10 48 (1.57%) JUnit
11 37 (1.21%) SpecFlow
12 36 (1.17%) NUnit
13 31 (1.01%) Selenium
14 30 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
15 28 (0.91%) TeamCity
16 25 (0.82%) Mercurial
17 19 (0.62%) MSTest
17 19 (0.62%) Xcode
18 13 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
19 12 (0.39%) PHPUnit
General
1 616 (20.10%) Finance
2 177 (5.77%) Games
2 177 (5.77%) Banking
3 133 (4.34%) Retail
4 91 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 80 (2.61%) Marketing
6 63 (2.06%) Front Office
7 62 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 44 (1.44%) Advertising
9 39 (1.27%) Financial Institution
10 36 (1.17%) Law
11 34 (1.11%) Manufacturing
12 31 (1.01%) Legal
13 24 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (0.75%) Back Office
15 19 (0.62%) Publishing
16 8 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.23%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.20%) Electronics
19 5 (0.16%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1202 (39.22%) .NET
2 901 (29.40%) HTML
3 800 (26.10%) ASP.NET
4 737 (24.05%) CSS
5 550 (17.94%) jQuery
6 469 (15.30%) Web Services
7 430 (14.03%) XML
8 301 (9.82%) HTML5
9 263 (8.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 239 (7.80%) Ajax
11 237 (7.73%) Spring
12 218 (7.11%) WCF
13 207 (6.75%) .NET Framework
14 184 (6.00%) CSS3
15 169 (5.51%) J2EE
16 163 (5.32%) SOAP
17 149 (4.86%) WPF
18 144 (4.70%) JSON
19 139 (4.54%) Hibernate
20 138 (4.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 311 (10.15%) Computer Science
2 188 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 148 (4.83%) Mathematics
4 132 (4.31%) Algorithms
5 118 (3.85%) Open Source
6 82 (2.68%) Mobile App
7 77 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 73 (2.38%) Client/Server
8 73 (2.38%) User Experience
9 71 (2.32%) Visualisation
10 70 (2.28%) Derivative
11 53 (1.73%) Data Structures
12 52 (1.70%) Fixed Income
13 50 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
14 49 (1.60%) Mainframe
15 45 (1.47%) Equities
16 44 (1.44%) Statistics
17 38 (1.24%) Hedge funds
18 35 (1.14%) Physics
19 27 (0.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 422 (13.77%) Linux
2 308 (10.05%) Windows
3 291 (9.49%) UNIX
4 169 (5.51%) Android
5 150 (4.89%) Apple iOS
6 23 (0.75%) Windows 7
7 17 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.46%) Windows Phone
9 13 (0.42%) zOS
9 13 (0.42%) HPUX
10 12 (0.39%) Solaris
10 12 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.36%) AIX
12 10 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.29%) Debian
14 8 (0.26%) CentOS
14 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.26%) VME
15 7 (0.23%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 918 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
2 671 (21.89%) Software Engineering
3 623 (20.33%) MVC
4 418 (13.64%) OO
5 381 (12.43%) TDD
6 232 (7.57%) Scrum
7 206 (6.72%) Multithreading
8 177 (5.77%) Unit Testing
9 174 (5.68%) E-Commerce
10 165 (5.38%) OOP
11 164 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
12 155 (5.06%) Mentoring
13 145 (4.73%) Web Development
14 139 (4.54%) SOA
15 107 (3.49%) BDD
16 88 (2.87%) CRM
16 88 (2.87%) Business Intelligence
17 80 (2.61%) System Testing
18 77 (2.51%) Analytics
19 68 (2.22%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1317 (42.97%) C#
2 1224 (39.93%) SQL
3 1016 (33.15%) JavaScript
4 895 (29.20%) Java
5 578 (18.86%) C++
6 256 (8.35%) PHP
7 226 (7.37%) VB.NET
8 205 (6.69%) C
9 198 (6.46%) Python
10 158 (5.15%) PL/SQL
11 148 (4.83%) T-SQL
12 129 (4.21%) VB
13 93 (3.03%) Objective-C
14 74 (2.41%) Shell Script
15 70 (2.28%) RPG
16 68 (2.22%) VBA
17 66 (2.15%) Assembly Language
18 62 (2.02%) Scala
19 61 (1.99%) Ruby
20 58 (1.89%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 592 (19.31%) Degree
2 49 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (1.50%) Security Cleared
4 22 (0.72%) SC Cleared
5 20 (0.65%) Sun Certification
6 18 (0.59%) MCSD
7 12 (0.39%) Postgraduate
7 12 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
8 11 (0.36%) PhD
8 11 (0.36%) MCTS
9 9 (0.29%) HND
10 8 (0.26%) MCSE
11 6 (0.20%) MCP
12 5 (0.16%) MCAD
13 2 (0.065%) HNC
13 2 (0.065%) MCSA
13 2 (0.065%) SAS Certification
13 2 (0.065%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.065%) MCPD
14 1 (0.033%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (1.92%) QA
2 21 (0.69%) SLA
3 17 (0.55%) EMIR
3 17 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.20%) GAMP
5 6 (0.20%) CDISC
6 2 (0.065%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.033%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.033%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.098%) VMware ESX
2 3 (0.098%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (0.098%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.098%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.033%) vSphere
3 1 (0.033%) ACF2
3 1 (0.033%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.033%) Docker
3 1 (0.033%) Firmware
3 1 (0.033%) RACF
Systems Management
1 14 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (0.39%) CA Endevor
3 7 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 5 (0.16%) HAProxy
4 5 (0.16%) Puppet
5 4 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.098%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.098%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.033%) Ansible
7 1 (0.033%) MOM
7 1 (0.033%) Control-M
Vendors
1 459 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 447 (14.58%) Oracle
3 57 (1.86%) IBM
4 47 (1.53%) Google
5 32 (1.04%) Zend
6 31 (1.01%) Twitter
7 28 (0.91%) Telerik
8 24 (0.78%) hybris
8 24 (0.78%) Business Objects
8 24 (0.78%) TIBCO
9 18 (0.59%) Sybase
10 17 (0.55%) Red Hat
11 16 (0.52%) HP
11 16 (0.52%) Facebook
12 15 (0.49%) Adobe
12 15 (0.49%) Murex
12 15 (0.49%) Calypso
13 13 (0.42%) webMethods
13 13 (0.42%) Cognos
13 13 (0.42%) Sitecore
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