The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 349 292 226
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 822 1180 1554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 1.08% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.12% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 736 1019 1421
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
93927 105447 110714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79022 87559 89297
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Programmer in the job title.

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 31 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -63 779 £45,000 +5.88% 56
London -57 301 £55,000 - 16
South East -62 144 £40,000 - 7
East of England -20 121 £46,250 +15.62% 13
Cambridgeshire -4 58 £45,000 +12.50% 8
North West +16 51 £40,000 +14.28% 2
West Midlands -20 48 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Yorkshire +4 45 £35,000 -5.40% 3
Cambridge -4 42 £49,000 +15.29% 4
South West -17 41 £35,000 -16.66% 4
West Sussex +18 39 £33,173 +47.43% 1
West Yorkshire +14 36 £36,250 +3.57% 3
Surrey -2 34 £50,000 +25.00% 1
City of London -28 34 £70,000 +16.66% 2
Scotland +21 30 £40,000 - 4
Essex -1 30 £42,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +17 28 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Hertfordshire -8 24 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Manchester -2 22 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Milton Keynes +13 21 £40,000 -13.51%
Crawley 0 21 £33,173 +47.43%
Bristol +18 20 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East Midlands +2 19 £40,000 +8.10% 5
Oxfordshire -6 15 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Birmingham -36 14 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Staffordshire +8 13 £25,000 -42.85%
Kent +4 13 £40,000 - 1
Cheshire +36 12 £42,500 +1.46%
Colchester +6 12 £62,500 +150.00%
Wales -4 12 £36,000 +10.26% 1

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 734 (43.74%) SQL
2 700 (41.72%) C#
3 627 (37.37%) .NET
4 538 (32.06%) JavaScript
5 498 (29.68%) HTML
6 497 (29.62%) SQL Server
7 487 (29.02%) Java
8 472 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
9 404 (24.08%) MVC
10 388 (23.12%) Software Engineering
11 384 (22.88%) ASP.NET
11 384 (22.88%) Degree
12 363 (21.63%) CSS
13 358 (21.33%) Finance
14 343 (20.44%) C++
15 269 (16.03%) Computer Science
16 252 (15.02%) OO
17 251 (14.96%) Oracle
18 237 (14.12%) TDD
19 220 (13.11%) Microsoft
20 215 (12.81%) Linux
21 213 (12.69%) jQuery
22 211 (12.57%) Web Services
23 201 (11.98%) Python
24 171 (10.19%) HTML5
25 169 (10.07%) AngularJS
26 168 (10.01%) ASP.NET MVC
27 163 (9.71%) WCF
28 160 (9.54%) XML
29 152 (9.06%) Unix

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 66 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 63 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 50 (2.98%) JBoss
4 44 (2.62%) IIS
5 40 (2.38%) WebSphere
6 39 (2.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 36 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 35 (2.09%) CMS
9 31 (1.85%) Apache
9 31 (1.85%) WebLogic
10 28 (1.67%) Apache Spark
10 28 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
11 21 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (1.25%) SAS
12 12 (0.72%) NServiceBus
13 10 (0.60%) CICS
14 8 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.36%) Umbraco
16 5 (0.30%) JCAPS
Applications
1 114 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.36%) MS Project
5 3 (0.18%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.18%) MS Office
5 3 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.060%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.060%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.24%) Magento
4 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.12%) Odoo
6 1 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.060%) Exstream
6 1 (0.060%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.060%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.060%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.060%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.49%) GitHub
4 23 (1.37%) SaaS
5 16 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.42%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.12%) Office 365
9 2 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.060%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.060%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.060%) Force.com
10 1 (0.060%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.060%) Heroku
10 1 (0.060%) IaaS
10 1 (0.060%) PaaS
10 1 (0.060%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.09%) Internet
2 22 (1.31%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.95%) FTP
3 16 (0.95%) HTTP
4 10 (0.60%) DNS
4 10 (0.60%) Firewall
5 8 (0.48%) Ethernet
6 7 (0.42%) SSL
7 3 (0.18%) IPv4
7 3 (0.18%) IPv6
8 2 (0.12%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.12%) RS-232
8 2 (0.12%) SMTP
8 2 (0.12%) SNA
9 1 (0.060%) Broadband
9 1 (0.060%) Intranet
9 1 (0.060%) Skype
9 1 (0.060%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (29.62%) SQL Server
2 149 (8.88%) MySQL
3 110 (6.56%) Relational Database
4 80 (4.77%) NoSQL
5 61 (3.64%) MongoDB
6 60 (3.58%) Oracle Database
7 58 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 55 (3.28%) Hadoop
9 50 (2.98%) Redis
10 49 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
11 45 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 41 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 39 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
14 37 (2.21%) Big Data
15 36 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
16 30 (1.79%) RDBMS
17 26 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
18 24 (1.43%) DB2
19 18 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 16 (0.95%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 144 (8.58%) Visual Studio
2 119 (7.09%) Git (software)
3 75 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 64 (3.81%) Subversion
5 44 (2.62%) JUnit
6 40 (2.38%) TeamCity
7 30 (1.79%) Maven
8 29 (1.73%) Selenium
9 24 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
9 24 (1.43%) SpecFlow
10 23 (1.37%) JIRA
11 22 (1.31%) Jenkins
12 20 (1.19%) Eclipse
13 19 (1.13%) Mockito
14 17 (1.01%) Cucumber
15 15 (0.89%) Mercurial
16 13 (0.77%) NUnit
17 12 (0.72%) FxCop
17 12 (0.72%) StyleCop
18 11 (0.66%) ReSharper
General
1 358 (21.33%) Finance
2 130 (7.75%) Banking
3 102 (6.08%) Games
4 52 (3.10%) Investment Banking
4 52 (3.10%) Marketing
5 41 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.21%) Retail
7 33 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 32 (1.91%) Front Office
9 22 (1.31%) Legal
10 17 (1.01%) Advertising
11 16 (0.95%) Back Office
12 13 (0.77%) Law
13 11 (0.66%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.66%) Automotive
13 11 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.36%) Billing
14 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.30%) Electronics
16 4 (0.24%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 627 (37.37%) .NET
2 498 (29.68%) HTML
3 384 (22.88%) ASP.NET
4 363 (21.63%) CSS
5 213 (12.69%) jQuery
6 211 (12.57%) Web Services
7 171 (10.19%) HTML5
8 169 (10.07%) AngularJS
9 168 (10.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 163 (9.71%) WCF
11 160 (9.54%) XML
12 128 (7.63%) Spring
13 118 (7.03%) .NET Framework
14 107 (6.38%) WPF
15 102 (6.08%) REST
16 99 (5.90%) Hibernate
17 80 (4.77%) Ajax
18 78 (4.65%) Entity Framework
19 77 (4.59%) SOAP
20 76 (4.53%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 269 (16.03%) Computer Science
2 100 (5.96%) Mathematics
3 80 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (4.59%) Mobile App
5 75 (4.47%) Hedge funds
6 73 (4.35%) iSeries
7 68 (4.05%) Derivative
8 63 (3.75%) AS400
9 58 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 58 (3.46%) User Experience
10 53 (3.16%) Fixed Income
11 49 (2.92%) Equities
12 44 (2.62%) Algorithms
13 43 (2.56%) Client/Server
14 41 (2.44%) Visualisation
15 40 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
16 32 (1.91%) OTC Derivatives
17 27 (1.61%) Physics
18 23 (1.37%) Data Structures
19 17 (1.01%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 215 (12.81%) Linux
2 152 (9.06%) Unix
3 139 (8.28%) Windows
4 71 (4.23%) Android
5 65 (3.87%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.30%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.24%) MVS
9 4 (0.24%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.24%) zOS
10 3 (0.18%) OS/400
10 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.060%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.060%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (24.08%) MVC
3 388 (23.12%) Software Engineering
4 252 (15.02%) OO
5 237 (14.12%) TDD
6 150 (8.94%) OOP
7 138 (8.22%) Scrum
8 136 (8.10%) Multithreading
9 133 (7.93%) SDLC
10 126 (7.51%) Unit Testing
11 117 (6.97%) Web Development
12 103 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
13 86 (5.13%) Mentoring
14 81 (4.83%) SOA
15 64 (3.81%) Analytics
16 62 (3.69%) Open Source
17 61 (3.64%) E-Commerce
18 55 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
19 54 (3.22%) SOLID
20 46 (2.74%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 734 (43.74%) SQL
2 700 (41.72%) C#
3 538 (32.06%) JavaScript
4 487 (29.02%) Java
5 343 (20.44%) C++
6 201 (11.98%) Python
7 100 (5.96%) VB.NET
8 94 (5.60%) RPG
9 89 (5.30%) PHP
9 89 (5.30%) PL/SQL
10 87 (5.18%) C
11 84 (5.01%) T-SQL
12 64 (3.81%) Perl
13 50 (2.98%) RPG IV
14 44 (2.62%) Scala
15 32 (1.91%) Haskell
15 32 (1.91%) VB
16 30 (1.79%) F#
17 29 (1.73%) Objective-C
18 28 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 384 (22.88%) Degree
2 22 (1.31%) PhD
3 19 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (0.89%) PMI Certification
5 7 (0.42%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.30%) MCSD
7 4 (0.24%) HND
8 1 (0.060%) MCTS
8 1 (0.060%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.060%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.060%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.91%) QA
2 11 (0.66%) SLA
3 6 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.18%) HL7
4 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.060%) MiFID
6 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.060%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 27 (1.61%) Docker
2 9 (0.54%) HDFS
3 4 (0.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.24%) LXC
4 3 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.12%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 2 (0.12%) RACF
6 1 (0.060%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 14 (0.83%) Ansible
2 9 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.48%) Puppet
4 6 (0.36%) Salt
5 3 (0.18%) logstash
6 2 (0.12%) Kibana
7 1 (0.060%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.060%) Control-M
7 1 (0.060%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.060%) Mesos
Vendors
1 251 (14.96%) Oracle
2 220 (13.11%) Microsoft
3 20 (1.19%) Google
4 17 (1.01%) Telerik
5 16 (0.95%) Tableau
5 16 (0.95%) Xamarin
6 11 (0.66%) Cognos
6 11 (0.66%) Infor
6 11 (0.66%) Perforce
7 10 (0.60%) Adobe
7 10 (0.60%) IBM
7 10 (0.60%) IFS
7 10 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.54%) Sybase
9 8 (0.48%) SAP
9 8 (0.48%) webMethods
10 6 (0.36%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.30%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.24%) Autodesk
12 4 (0.24%) Guidewire
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £550000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £40K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £40K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £40K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-50k + Pension 3% + 23 days holiday + Private health care + more
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 per annum + 25 days holiday, healthcare and much more
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Attractive benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Attractive Benefits Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £100000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £115k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-55k + 25 days holiday + Flexi Time + Life Assurance + more
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
Creative Personnel
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Gym Membership, Healthcare Cover,
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum, Benefits Salary Open DOE
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £150000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 24k + Training + Contributory pension + 25 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago