The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 102 115 99
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2810 2818 3340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.87% 2.55% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 2.65% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2599 2494 3005
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,750
UK excluding London median 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
94552 106382 112198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.41% 96.31% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79554 87702 91489
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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 +20 2642 £40,000 - 378
South East +40 928 £42,500 - 76
London +17 539 £50,000 - 78
Hampshire +33 296 £40,000 - 34
North West +32 224 £40,000 +6.66% 39
East of England -14 214 £38,500 +2.66% 47
Yorkshire +29 210 £36,500 -2.01% 37
West Midlands +2 190 £35,000 - 30
South West -38 171 £40,000 +8.10% 40
Surrey +40 170 £47,500 +5.55% 10
Berkshire +40 168 £45,000 -10.00% 15
West Yorkshire +13 147 £35,000 -6.66% 25
Manchester +18 138 £40,000 +1.91% 23
East Midlands -9 133 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Cambridgeshire +26 128 £45,000 - 35
Oxfordshire +23 123 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Southampton +37 115 £40,000 - 7
Cambridge +14 91 £40,000 -11.11% 29
City of London +26 76 £57,500 +17.94% 23
Leeds +21 76 £35,000 -7.89% 14
West Sussex +28 74 £45,000 +2.85% 3
Leicestershire +25 67 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Scotland -2 67 £40,000 - 13
Reading +23 61 £45,250 -9.50% 5
Bristol -7 54 £42,500 - 9
East Sussex -23 52 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Wales +17 50 £32,500 -7.14% 2
North East -5 50 £35,000 -12.50% 11
Fareham +9 49 £40,000 - 11
Tyne and Wear -3 49 £35,000 -13.58% 11

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 3472 (62.14%) C#
2 3235 (57.90%) .NET
3 2350 (42.06%) JavaScript
4 2336 (41.81%) SQL
5 2324 (41.60%) Agile Software Development
6 2069 (37.03%) SQL Server
7 2019 (36.14%) HTML
8 1938 (34.69%) ASP.NET
9 1774 (31.75%) MVC
10 1685 (30.16%) CSS
11 1601 (28.66%) Java
12 1458 (26.10%) Degree
13 1409 (25.22%) Software Engineering
14 1175 (21.03%) jQuery
15 1138 (20.37%) C++
16 1079 (19.31%) Microsoft
17 997 (17.84%) Finance
18 996 (17.83%) OO
19 987 (17.67%) Computer Science
20 926 (16.57%) ASP.NET MVC
21 879 (15.73%) TDD
22 851 (15.23%) Windows
23 848 (15.18%) Web Services
24 828 (14.82%) .NET Framework
25 812 (14.53%) Scrum
26 743 (13.30%) XML
27 738 (13.21%) SDLC
28 704 (12.60%) Visual Studio
29 666 (11.92%) WCF
30 648 (11.60%) Linux

Software Developer 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
1 192 (3.44%) IIS
2 141 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 100 (1.79%) JBoss
4 90 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 80 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 79 (1.41%) Apache
7 68 (1.22%) WebLogic
8 59 (1.06%) WebSphere
9 50 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
10 47 (0.84%) CMS
11 39 (0.70%) Apache Spark
12 33 (0.59%) Apache Solr
13 22 (0.39%) Confluence
14 21 (0.38%) GlassFish
14 21 (0.38%) WordPress
15 20 (0.36%) NServiceBus
16 15 (0.27%) Umbraco
17 13 (0.23%) Drupal
18 10 (0.18%) Smallworld
19 9 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 484 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 83 (1.49%) MS Office
3 23 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.072%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.054%) HipChat
8 3 (0.054%) MS Project
9 2 (0.036%) Abaqus
9 2 (0.036%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.036%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.036%) InDesign
9 2 (0.036%) NASTRAN
9 2 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.018%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 48 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.23%) Magento
4 9 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.14%) SAP Business One
6 7 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.11%) Infor M3
7 6 (0.11%) ReMetrica
8 5 (0.089%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.072%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.072%) SystmOne
10 3 (0.054%) Beauchamp
10 3 (0.054%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.036%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.036%) Oracle Retail
11 2 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.036%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.036%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 256 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 163 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
3 125 (2.24%) SaaS
4 67 (1.20%) GitHub
5 42 (0.75%) PaaS
6 27 (0.48%) IaaS
7 16 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.18%) Google App Engine
10 8 (0.14%) Office 365
11 6 (0.11%) Force.com
11 6 (0.11%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.089%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.089%) iTunes
13 4 (0.072%) TestFlight
13 4 (0.072%) Trello
13 4 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.054%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.054%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 102 (1.83%) Internet
2 80 (1.43%) HTTP
3 76 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.38%) Wireless
5 19 (0.34%) Intranet
6 17 (0.30%) VPN
6 17 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (0.20%) Bluetooth
7 11 (0.20%) Network Security
7 11 (0.20%) SSH
8 10 (0.18%) LDAP
9 9 (0.16%) SNMP
10 8 (0.14%) FTP
11 7 (0.13%) NFC
12 6 (0.11%) DNS
12 6 (0.11%) Skype
13 5 (0.089%) Broadband
13 5 (0.089%) Firewall
13 5 (0.089%) SSL
13 5 (0.089%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2069 (37.03%) SQL Server
2 412 (7.37%) MySQL
3 404 (7.23%) Relational Database
4 274 (4.90%) NoSQL
5 233 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 173 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 171 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 164 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 162 (2.90%) MongoDB
10 147 (2.63%) Big Data
11 116 (2.08%) RDBMS
12 103 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
13 95 (1.70%) Oracle Database
14 78 (1.40%) Hadoop
15 70 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
16 65 (1.16%) Redis
17 59 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
18 58 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
19 53 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 50 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 704 (12.60%) Visual Studio
2 452 (8.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 451 (8.07%) Git (software)
4 285 (5.10%) Subversion
5 188 (3.36%) NUnit
6 176 (3.15%) Selenium
7 174 (3.11%) Maven
8 168 (3.01%) JIRA
9 165 (2.95%) Jenkins
10 133 (2.38%) JUnit
11 130 (2.33%) Eclipse
12 80 (1.43%) Moq
13 76 (1.36%) Cucumber
14 75 (1.34%) Jasmine
15 67 (1.20%) SpecFlow
16 63 (1.13%) TeamCity
17 51 (0.91%) MSTest
18 45 (0.81%) ReSharper
19 44 (0.79%) WebDriver
20 42 (0.75%) Gradle
General
1 997 (17.84%) Finance
2 313 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 227 (4.06%) Games
4 203 (3.63%) Banking
5 187 (3.35%) Retail
6 146 (2.61%) Marketing
7 139 (2.49%) Aerospace
8 125 (2.24%) Automotive
9 113 (2.02%) Manufacturing
10 70 (1.25%) Back Office
11 62 (1.11%) Advertising
12 59 (1.06%) Legal
13 53 (0.95%) Electronics
14 47 (0.84%) Publishing
15 39 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 32 (0.57%) Investment Banking
17 29 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 27 (0.48%) Front Office
19 24 (0.43%) Military
20 23 (0.41%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3235 (57.90%) .NET
2 2019 (36.14%) HTML
3 1938 (34.69%) ASP.NET
4 1685 (30.16%) CSS
5 1175 (21.03%) jQuery
6 926 (16.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 848 (15.18%) Web Services
8 828 (14.82%) .NET Framework
9 743 (13.30%) XML
10 666 (11.92%) WCF
11 580 (10.38%) HTML5
12 568 (10.17%) AngularJS
13 422 (7.55%) WPF
14 387 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
15 368 (6.59%) Spring
16 354 (6.34%) Entity Framework
17 349 (6.25%) Ajax
18 340 (6.09%) CSS3
19 297 (5.32%) WinForms
20 295 (5.28%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 987 (17.67%) Computer Science
2 390 (6.98%) Mathematics
3 306 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 194 (3.47%) Algorithms
5 187 (3.35%) Mobile App
6 165 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
7 157 (2.81%) Physics
8 154 (2.76%) User Experience
9 95 (1.70%) Visualisation
10 84 (1.50%) N-Tier
11 77 (1.38%) iPad
12 58 (1.04%) Data Structures
13 51 (0.91%) Hedge funds
14 50 (0.89%) Management Information System
15 44 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
16 43 (0.77%) Derivative
17 42 (0.75%) Client/Server
17 42 (0.75%) EPoS
18 36 (0.64%) 3D Graphics
19 34 (0.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 851 (15.23%) Windows
2 648 (11.60%) Linux
3 289 (5.17%) Android
4 273 (4.89%) Unix
5 215 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 107 (1.92%) Windows Server
7 46 (0.82%) Mac OS X
8 44 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
11 24 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 19 (0.34%) Windows 7
13 18 (0.32%) AIX
13 18 (0.32%) Windows 8
14 17 (0.30%) CentOS
14 17 (0.30%) Debian
15 14 (0.25%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.18%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.16%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 2324 (41.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1774 (31.75%) MVC
3 1409 (25.22%) Software Engineering
4 996 (17.83%) OO
5 879 (15.73%) TDD
6 812 (14.53%) Scrum
7 738 (13.21%) SDLC
8 526 (9.41%) Web Development
9 488 (8.73%) OOP
10 439 (7.86%) Unit Testing
11 371 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
12 316 (5.66%) OOD
13 298 (5.33%) Mentoring
14 297 (5.32%) BDD
15 227 (4.06%) Multithreading
16 222 (3.97%) SOA
17 207 (3.71%) UML
18 187 (3.35%) Open Source
19 176 (3.15%) Continuous Improvement
20 172 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3472 (62.14%) C#
2 2350 (42.06%) JavaScript
3 2336 (41.81%) SQL
4 1601 (28.66%) Java
5 1138 (20.37%) C++
6 575 (10.29%) Python
7 525 (9.40%) VB.NET
8 513 (9.18%) T-SQL
9 482 (8.63%) PHP
10 404 (7.23%) C
11 226 (4.05%) VB
12 224 (4.01%) Ruby
13 155 (2.77%) Perl
14 143 (2.56%) PL/SQL
15 125 (2.24%) Scala
16 101 (1.81%) VBA
17 96 (1.72%) Bash Shell
18 81 (1.45%) Objective-C
19 73 (1.31%) TypeScript
20 69 (1.24%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1458 (26.10%) Degree
2 152 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 134 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 92 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 71 (1.27%) PhD
6 38 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 35 (0.63%) MCTS
8 25 (0.45%) MCSD
9 21 (0.38%) MCAD
10 19 (0.34%) HND
11 16 (0.29%) DBS Check
12 14 (0.25%) MCPD
13 11 (0.20%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.16%) Postgraduate
15 8 (0.14%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.14%) Sun Certification
16 6 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.11%) ISEB
16 6 (0.11%) PMP
17 5 (0.089%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (5.14%) QA
2 50 (0.89%) SDET
3 17 (0.30%) GAMP
4 15 (0.27%) SLA
5 8 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.036%) HL7
7 2 (0.036%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.018%) DICOM
8 1 (0.018%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.018%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.018%) TickIT
System Software
1 38 (0.68%) Docker
2 36 (0.64%) Firmware
3 18 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (0.27%) Active Directory
5 14 (0.25%) Varnish
6 13 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.14%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.13%) Btrfs
9 7 (0.13%) NFS
10 5 (0.089%) HDFS
11 4 (0.072%) Cygwin
11 4 (0.072%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.036%) Ceph
12 2 (0.036%) zsh
13 1 (0.018%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.018%) Squid
Systems Management
1 53 (0.95%) Puppet
2 38 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (0.52%) Ansible
4 17 (0.30%) Control-M
5 8 (0.14%) Mesos
6 6 (0.11%) Salt
7 5 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.072%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.036%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.036%) Terraform
10 1 (0.018%) Cacti
10 1 (0.018%) logstash
10 1 (0.018%) Marathon
10 1 (0.018%) Nagios
10 1 (0.018%) StatsD
Vendors
1 1079 (19.31%) Microsoft
2 586 (10.49%) Oracle
3 77 (1.38%) Xamarin
4 69 (1.24%) Google
5 60 (1.07%) SAP
6 41 (0.73%) Telerik
7 39 (0.70%) Apple
7 39 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
8 38 (0.68%) Sybase
9 32 (0.57%) TOWER Software
10 28 (0.50%) Zend
11 27 (0.48%) IBM
12 26 (0.47%) Progress
13 22 (0.39%) EPiServer
14 21 (0.38%) Informatica
15 18 (0.32%) VMware
16 14 (0.25%) Maxymiser
17 13 (0.23%) Adobe
17 13 (0.23%) Twitter
18 12 (0.21%) Sun
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000, 10% Bonus, 5% Pension, Free Gym, Health cover
Posted: Yesterday
North Shields, Tyne and Wear
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
V2
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus huge bonus and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £5000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25K- 35K
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday