The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 84 88 105
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3917 3423 3279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.21% 3.05% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 3.22% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3445 3064 2945
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115310 106336 118647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.70% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 93548 88465 101690
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer within the UK.

Software Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Software Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 within the UK.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +2 3615 £40,000 +14.28% 245
South East +14 1023 £40,000 +6.66% 45
London +28 940 £55,000 +22.22% 34
East of England -16 358 £37,500 - 31
North West -3 336 £35,000 +9.37% 42
Yorkshire +2 313 £35,000 +7.69% 27
South West -7 299 £35,000 +4.47% 27
Scotland +17 228 £40,000 +21.21% 12
Berkshire +39 205 £43,000 +7.50% 7
Manchester -5 198 £35,000 +7.69% 28
Surrey -5 190 £43,750 +9.37% 9
West Yorkshire -4 188 £35,000 - 16
East Midlands +4 181 £43,000 +22.85% 13
Oxfordshire +1 158 £37,500 +5.63% 6
West Midlands +15 155 £32,500 -7.14% 18
Leeds -4 152 £35,000 - 11
Hampshire -19 146 £37,500 - 13
Cambridgeshire -9 143 £37,500 -6.25% 19
City of London -49 139 £50,000 +2.04% 7
East Sussex +34 120 £32,500 -10.95% 3
Brighton +37 116 £32,750 -12.08% 2
Cambridge -8 103 £40,000 - 12
Edinburgh +4 100 £42,000 +20.00% 4
Glasgow +17 90 £38,250 +17.69% 4
North Yorkshire +8 89 £35,000 +5.26% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 89 £40,250 +14.18%
Reading +7 87 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Oxford +14 81 £37,500 +11.11% 4
Bristol -25 80 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Cheshire +26 76 £35,000 +16.66% 9

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 4687 (66.32%) C#
2 4168 (58.98%) .NET
3 2833 (40.09%) SQL
4 2752 (38.94%) SQL Server
5 2622 (37.10%) ASP.NET
6 2238 (31.67%) JavaScript
7 2170 (30.71%) HTML
8 2027 (28.68%) Java
9 1797 (25.43%) Software Engineering
10 1715 (24.27%) Degree
11 1667 (23.59%) C++
12 1631 (23.08%) CSS
13 1599 (22.63%) OO
14 1447 (20.48%) MVC
15 1429 (20.22%) Microsoft
16 1284 (18.17%) Windows
17 1251 (17.70%) Computer Science
18 1229 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
19 1124 (15.90%) Finance
20 1088 (15.40%) jQuery
21 1015 (14.36%) XML
22 997 (14.11%) WCF
23 880 (12.45%) Web Services
24 861 (12.18%) Linux
25 853 (12.07%) TDD
26 832 (11.77%) .NET Framework
27 772 (10.92%) Visual Studio
28 760 (10.75%) VB.NET
29 749 (10.60%) WPF
30 737 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Developer 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 250 (3.54%) IIS
2 201 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 168 (2.38%) Apache
4 167 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 63 (0.89%) Node.js
6 62 (0.88%) CMS
7 50 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 43 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
9 34 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 33 (0.47%) Drupal
11 30 (0.42%) SAS
12 25 (0.35%) WebSphere
12 25 (0.35%) Apache Solr
13 19 (0.27%) Umbraco
13 19 (0.27%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.25%) SugarCRM
15 17 (0.24%) WordPress
16 15 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
17 14 (0.20%) Joomla!
17 14 (0.20%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 637 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 52 (0.74%) MS Office
3 21 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.13%) Fireworks
5 5 (0.071%) MS Project
6 4 (0.057%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.042%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.042%) Maple
7 3 (0.042%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.042%) DOC1
7 3 (0.042%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.014%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.014%) GenStat
8 1 (0.014%) Stata
8 1 (0.014%) Mingle
8 1 (0.014%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 42 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.52%) Magento
3 20 (0.28%) Shopify
4 10 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.11%) Summit
6 5 (0.071%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.057%) Exstream
7 4 (0.057%) Front Arena
7 4 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.028%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.028%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.028%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.028%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.014%) osCommerce
10 1 (0.014%) Zen Cart
10 1 (0.014%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 165 (2.33%) SaaS
2 65 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (0.55%) GitHub
5 20 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.11%) Force.com
7 8 (0.11%) Google App Engine
8 7 (0.099%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.085%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.085%) Route 53
10 5 (0.071%) PaaS
11 3 (0.042%) Heroku
11 3 (0.042%) Trello
11 3 (0.042%) Basecamp
12 2 (0.028%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.014%) ElastiCache
13 1 (0.014%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 166 (2.35%) Internet
2 108 (1.53%) HTTP
3 71 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 46 (0.65%) Intranet
5 38 (0.54%) LDAP
6 28 (0.40%) Wireless
7 20 (0.28%) FTP
8 15 (0.21%) SNMP
9 14 (0.20%) SMTP
10 13 (0.18%) Broadband
11 12 (0.17%) GPRS
11 12 (0.17%) SSL
12 10 (0.14%) UMTS
13 8 (0.11%) Ethernet
13 8 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.099%) GSM
14 7 (0.099%) SMS
14 7 (0.099%) DNS
14 7 (0.099%) SSH
15 6 (0.085%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2752 (38.94%) SQL Server
2 640 (9.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 477 (6.75%) MySQL
4 388 (5.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 338 (4.78%) Relational Database
6 265 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 260 (3.68%) Big Data
8 234 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 188 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 148 (2.09%) Hadoop
11 125 (1.77%) Oracle Database
11 125 (1.77%) RDBMS
12 117 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
13 114 (1.61%) NoSQL
14 101 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
15 95 (1.34%) MongoDB
16 91 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
17 82 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 71 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
19 61 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 772 (10.92%) Visual Studio
2 353 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 249 (3.52%) Subversion
4 230 (3.25%) Git (software)
5 190 (2.69%) NUnit
6 157 (2.22%) Maven
7 134 (1.90%) JUnit
8 107 (1.51%) Selenium
9 86 (1.22%) Eclipse
10 73 (1.03%) Jenkins
11 67 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 62 (0.88%) SpecFlow
13 58 (0.82%) FitNesse
14 52 (0.74%) TeamCity
15 45 (0.64%) Mercurial
15 45 (0.64%) Xcode
16 44 (0.62%) JIRA
16 44 (0.62%) WebDriver
17 38 (0.54%) Ant
18 32 (0.45%) Cucumber
General
1 1124 (15.90%) Finance
2 264 (3.74%) Games
3 236 (3.34%) Marketing
4 195 (2.76%) Retail
5 193 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 164 (2.32%) Banking
7 97 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 92 (1.30%) Back Office
9 86 (1.22%) Investment Banking
10 70 (0.99%) Advertising
11 63 (0.89%) Electronics
12 60 (0.85%) Publishing
13 54 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
14 52 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 42 (0.59%) Front Office
16 28 (0.40%) Legal
17 26 (0.37%) Automotive
18 25 (0.35%) Multimedia
19 17 (0.24%) Billing
19 17 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4168 (58.98%) .NET
2 2622 (37.10%) ASP.NET
3 2170 (30.71%) HTML
4 1631 (23.08%) CSS
5 1088 (15.40%) jQuery
6 1015 (14.36%) XML
7 997 (14.11%) WCF
8 880 (12.45%) Web Services
9 832 (11.77%) .NET Framework
10 749 (10.60%) WPF
11 737 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 636 (9.00%) HTML5
13 611 (8.65%) WinForms
14 498 (7.05%) Ajax
15 343 (4.85%) Spring
16 306 (4.33%) SOAP
17 277 (3.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 252 (3.57%) LINQ
19 230 (3.25%) JSON
20 228 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1251 (17.70%) Computer Science
2 514 (7.27%) Mathematics
3 340 (4.81%) Mobile App
4 259 (3.66%) Physics
5 258 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
6 219 (3.10%) Open Source
7 189 (2.67%) Hedge funds
8 106 (1.50%) N-Tier
9 92 (1.30%) NHS
10 88 (1.25%) Client/Server
11 72 (1.02%) Digital Media
12 66 (0.93%) Visualisation
13 65 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
14 63 (0.89%) Derivative
15 57 (0.81%) DTV
16 55 (0.78%) Blackberry
17 50 (0.71%) Management Information System
18 48 (0.68%) iPad
19 45 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
20 42 (0.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1284 (18.17%) Windows
2 861 (12.18%) Linux
3 432 (6.11%) UNIX
4 398 (5.63%) Android
5 315 (4.46%) Apple iOS
6 67 (0.95%) Windows Phone
7 56 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (0.55%) Windows 8
9 34 (0.48%) BlackBerry OS
10 33 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 32 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
12 27 (0.38%) Windows CE
13 25 (0.35%) Ubuntu
14 20 (0.28%) Solaris
15 19 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (0.27%) CentOS
16 17 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
17 14 (0.20%) AIX
17 14 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1797 (25.43%) Software Engineering
2 1599 (22.63%) OO
3 1447 (20.48%) MVC
4 1229 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 853 (12.07%) TDD
6 727 (10.29%) Scrum
7 576 (8.15%) OOP
8 506 (7.16%) OOD
9 496 (7.02%) Unit Testing
10 410 (5.80%) Web Development
11 378 (5.35%) Multithreading
12 285 (4.03%) E-Commerce
13 265 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
14 236 (3.34%) BDD
15 233 (3.30%) UML
16 222 (3.14%) SOA
17 191 (2.70%) Android Development
18 183 (2.59%) Low Latency
19 180 (2.55%) MVVM
20 165 (2.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 4687 (66.32%) C#
2 2833 (40.09%) SQL
3 2238 (31.67%) JavaScript
4 2027 (28.68%) Java
5 1667 (23.59%) C++
6 760 (10.75%) VB.NET
7 694 (9.82%) T-SQL
8 657 (9.30%) PHP
9 563 (7.97%) C
10 487 (6.89%) Python
11 344 (4.87%) VB
12 274 (3.88%) Ruby
13 270 (3.82%) Perl
14 180 (2.55%) Scala
15 165 (2.33%) F#
16 141 (2.00%) PL/SQL
17 139 (1.97%) VB6
18 106 (1.50%) Objective-C
19 103 (1.46%) PHP5
20 95 (1.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1715 (24.27%) Degree
2 159 (2.25%) PhD
3 156 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 120 (1.70%) Security Cleared
5 49 (0.69%) SC Cleared
6 47 (0.67%) MCP
7 27 (0.38%) MCTS
8 25 (0.35%) MCPD
9 22 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.30%) MCSD
11 13 (0.18%) HND
12 12 (0.17%) ISEB
13 8 (0.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 7 (0.099%) MCAD
15 4 (0.057%) MCSE
15 4 (0.057%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.042%) HNC
17 2 (0.028%) Postgraduate
17 2 (0.028%) IBM Certification
18 1 (0.014%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (3.18%) QA
2 38 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 37 (0.52%) HL7
4 9 (0.13%) GAMP
5 8 (0.11%) TickIT
5 8 (0.11%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.085%) JTAG
7 3 (0.042%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.042%) SLA
8 2 (0.028%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.014%) WCAG
9 1 (0.014%) WAI
9 1 (0.014%) DICOM
System Software
1 18 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.20%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.14%) Varnish
4 7 (0.099%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.042%) OpenSSH
5 3 (0.042%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.028%) KVM
6 2 (0.028%) vSphere
7 1 (0.014%) XenServer
7 1 (0.014%) Samba
7 1 (0.014%) Squid
7 1 (0.014%) Xen
7 1 (0.014%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.014%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 45 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (0.41%) Puppet
3 15 (0.21%) Vagrant
4 12 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (0.13%) SCOM
5 9 (0.13%) YUM
6 4 (0.057%) Nagios
6 4 (0.057%) SCCM
7 3 (0.042%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.028%) MOM
8 2 (0.028%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.014%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.014%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.014%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.014%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1429 (20.22%) Microsoft
2 674 (9.54%) Oracle
3 136 (1.92%) Google
4 126 (1.78%) Facebook
5 97 (1.37%) Zend
6 75 (1.06%) JBoss
7 47 (0.67%) Twitter
8 44 (0.62%) Sybase
9 36 (0.51%) DevExpress
10 33 (0.47%) SAP
10 33 (0.47%) VMware
11 30 (0.42%) Sencha
12 28 (0.40%) IBM
12 28 (0.40%) Adobe
13 27 (0.38%) Panasonic
14 24 (0.34%) Apple
15 23 (0.33%) Red Hat
16 22 (0.31%) Xamarin
17 19 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
17 19 (0.27%) Business Objects
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum , Depending on Experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum ,DOE
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
iSupply Energy
Salary: From £24,500 to £32,000 per annum + up to 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bingley, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Life + Health
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago