The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 105 92 107
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2903 3168 3060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.58% 2.95% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 3.13% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2532 2897 2775
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% 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 1 October 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 1 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 -21 2627 £40,000 +6.66% 399
South East +1 712 £40,000 +6.66% 96
London -45 536 £50,000 +5.26% 67
East of England -15 278 £40,000 +14.28% 46
Yorkshire -5 275 £35,000 - 40
North West -23 237 £37,500 +15.38% 59
Surrey +19 210 £45,000 +12.50% 22
South West -37 205 £36,000 +10.76% 33
West Yorkshire 0 192 £33,500 -4.28% 21
Scotland +12 178 £37,500 - 15
West Midlands -21 168 £35,000 +6.06% 34
East Midlands -2 147 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Manchester -23 136 £37,500 +10.70% 33
Hampshire -22 122 £33,500 -4.28% 16
City of London -20 111 £48,750 -2.50% 26
Leeds -22 105 £32,500 - 13
Berkshire -47 102 £40,000 - 18
Cambridgeshire -22 96 £38,750 +9.15% 29
Hertfordshire +15 91 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Edinburgh +16 87 £40,000 +8.84% 5
North East +8 85 £33,500 -4.28% 13
East Sussex +20 74 £36,750 -16.47% 6
Brighton +27 72 £35,000 -20.45% 6
Oxfordshire -11 71 £35,000 +2.94% 13
Tyne and Wear +7 70 £33,500 -4.28% 13
Cambridge -29 68 £40,000 +6.66% 25
Reigate +23 67 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Glasgow +3 65 £36,250 -9.37% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 58 £33,500 -2.89% 12
Nottinghamshire +13 55 £39,000 +25.80% 8

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4420 (68.00%) C#
2 3927 (60.42%) .NET
3 2683 (41.28%) SQL
4 2623 (40.35%) SQL Server
5 2566 (39.48%) JavaScript
6 2536 (39.02%) ASP.NET
7 2357 (36.26%) HTML
8 2309 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
9 1792 (27.57%) CSS
10 1780 (27.38%) Java
11 1725 (26.54%) Software Engineering
12 1629 (25.06%) MVC
13 1614 (24.83%) OO
14 1592 (24.49%) Degree
15 1484 (22.83%) C++
16 1454 (22.37%) Microsoft
17 1222 (18.80%) jQuery
18 1168 (17.97%) Computer Science
19 1041 (16.02%) Finance
20 1036 (15.94%) Windows
21 991 (15.25%) XML
22 924 (14.22%) .NET Framework
23 916 (14.09%) WCF
24 881 (13.55%) Web Services
25 855 (13.15%) Visual Studio
26 843 (12.97%) VB.NET
27 839 (12.91%) TDD
28 814 (12.52%) Linux
29 792 (12.18%) ASP.NET MVC
30 692 (10.65%) MS Excel

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 279 (4.29%) IIS
2 263 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 122 (1.88%) Node.js
4 121 (1.86%) Tomcat
5 118 (1.82%) Apache
6 65 (1.00%) CMS
7 49 (0.75%) WebSphere
8 48 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 45 (0.69%) Confluence
10 37 (0.57%) Apache Solr
11 34 (0.52%) WordPress
12 32 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
13 31 (0.48%) NServiceBus
13 31 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
14 28 (0.43%) Umbraco
14 28 (0.43%) Drupal
15 22 (0.34%) WebLogic
15 22 (0.34%) Joomla!
16 21 (0.32%) nginx
17 16 (0.25%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 692 (10.65%) MS Excel
2 117 (1.80%) MS Office
3 11 (0.17%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.12%) MS Project
5 5 (0.077%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.062%) Mingle
6 4 (0.062%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.046%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.031%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.015%) Revit
9 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.015%) InDesign
9 1 (0.015%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 77 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.49%) Magento
3 12 (0.18%) Shopify
4 10 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 8 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.092%) Visualfiles
8 5 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.062%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.046%) Line 500
11 2 (0.031%) Markit EDM
11 2 (0.031%) Pegasus Opera
11 2 (0.031%) Exchequer
11 2 (0.031%) Summit
11 2 (0.031%) LatentZero
11 2 (0.031%) GoldMine
11 2 (0.031%) Dynamics GP
12 1 (0.015%) Exstream
12 1 (0.015%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.015%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 131 (2.02%) SaaS
2 84 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (0.82%) GitHub
5 22 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.17%) Force.com
7 8 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.11%) PaaS
9 2 (0.031%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.031%) Office 365
9 2 (0.031%) IaaS
9 2 (0.031%) Heroku
9 2 (0.031%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.015%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 158 (2.43%) Internet
2 98 (1.51%) HTTP
3 77 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 70 (1.08%) Intranet
5 31 (0.48%) LDAP
6 27 (0.42%) FTP
7 19 (0.29%) SMTP
8 18 (0.28%) VoIP
9 16 (0.25%) SSL
9 16 (0.25%) SSH
10 12 (0.18%) Extranet
10 12 (0.18%) GPRS
11 11 (0.17%) SMS
11 11 (0.17%) DNS
12 9 (0.14%) GSM
13 7 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.11%) Wireless
14 6 (0.092%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.092%) ADSL
14 6 (0.092%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2623 (40.35%) SQL Server
2 535 (8.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 443 (6.82%) MySQL
4 360 (5.54%) Relational Database
5 249 (3.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 231 (3.55%) Big Data
7 225 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 199 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 154 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 135 (2.08%) NoSQL
11 129 (1.98%) Hadoop
12 108 (1.66%) Oracle Database
13 90 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 89 (1.37%) MongoDB
15 87 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
16 86 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
16 86 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
17 58 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 52 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
19 51 (0.78%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 855 (13.15%) Visual Studio
2 384 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 318 (4.89%) NUnit
4 307 (4.72%) Git (software)
5 256 (3.94%) Subversion
6 133 (2.05%) Rhino Mocks
7 117 (1.80%) Maven
8 108 (1.66%) Selenium
9 94 (1.45%) JUnit
10 91 (1.40%) Cucumber
11 88 (1.35%) Moq
12 84 (1.29%) JIRA
13 79 (1.22%) Jenkins
14 66 (1.02%) Eclipse
15 61 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 58 (0.89%) TeamCity
17 56 (0.86%) SpecFlow
18 54 (0.83%) ReSharper
18 54 (0.83%) MSTest
19 43 (0.66%) WATIR
General
1 1041 (16.02%) Finance
2 299 (4.60%) Games
3 186 (2.86%) Retail
4 175 (2.69%) Banking
5 173 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 164 (2.52%) Marketing
7 83 (1.28%) Back Office
8 76 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 74 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 72 (1.11%) Automotive
11 66 (1.02%) Advertising
12 64 (0.98%) Front Office
13 60 (0.92%) Publishing
14 55 (0.85%) Legal
15 49 (0.75%) Law
16 43 (0.66%) Aerospace
17 30 (0.46%) Electronics
18 28 (0.43%) Multimedia
19 24 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
20 18 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3927 (60.42%) .NET
2 2536 (39.02%) ASP.NET
3 2357 (36.26%) HTML
4 1792 (27.57%) CSS
5 1222 (18.80%) jQuery
6 991 (15.25%) XML
7 924 (14.22%) .NET Framework
8 916 (14.09%) WCF
9 881 (13.55%) Web Services
10 792 (12.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 655 (10.08%) HTML5
12 595 (9.15%) WPF
13 509 (7.83%) WinForms
14 492 (7.57%) Ajax
15 396 (6.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 385 (5.92%) LINQ
17 336 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 327 (5.03%) SOAP
19 308 (4.74%) CSS3
20 243 (3.74%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1168 (17.97%) Computer Science
2 515 (7.92%) Mathematics
3 292 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 243 (3.74%) Algorithms
5 227 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
6 222 (3.42%) Mobile App
7 214 (3.29%) Physics
8 194 (2.98%) Open Source
9 173 (2.66%) User Experience
10 130 (2.00%) Client/Server
11 110 (1.69%) Hedge funds
12 99 (1.52%) N-Tier
13 90 (1.38%) Data Structures
14 70 (1.08%) Visualisation
15 60 (0.92%) GIS
16 52 (0.80%) Derivative
17 48 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
18 46 (0.71%) Equities
19 42 (0.65%) Social Media
20 38 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1036 (15.94%) Windows
2 814 (12.52%) Linux
3 391 (6.02%) UNIX
4 307 (4.72%) Android
5 220 (3.38%) Apple iOS
6 35 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (0.38%) BlackBerry OS
9 24 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 23 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 22 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 21 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 21 (0.32%) CentOS
12 21 (0.32%) Windows Phone
13 19 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (0.29%) Fedora
13 19 (0.29%) Windows CE
14 18 (0.28%) Windows 7
15 16 (0.25%) Solaris
16 15 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2309 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1725 (26.54%) Software Engineering
3 1629 (25.06%) MVC
4 1614 (24.83%) OO
5 839 (12.91%) TDD
6 659 (10.14%) Scrum
7 548 (8.43%) OOD
8 535 (8.23%) Unit Testing
9 511 (7.86%) OOP
10 409 (6.29%) Web Development
11 345 (5.31%) Mentoring
12 327 (5.03%) Multithreading
13 279 (4.29%) E-Commerce
14 275 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
15 238 (3.66%) BDD
16 211 (3.25%) Project Management
17 193 (2.97%) SOA
18 171 (2.63%) CRM
19 156 (2.40%) UML
20 147 (2.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4420 (68.00%) C#
2 2683 (41.28%) SQL
3 2566 (39.48%) JavaScript
4 1780 (27.38%) Java
5 1484 (22.83%) C++
6 843 (12.97%) VB.NET
7 604 (9.29%) T-SQL
8 488 (7.51%) PHP
8 488 (7.51%) C
9 433 (6.66%) Python
10 419 (6.45%) VB
11 231 (3.55%) Ruby
12 175 (2.69%) VB6
13 166 (2.55%) Perl
14 122 (1.88%) PL/SQL
15 109 (1.68%) Scala
16 91 (1.40%) Shell Script
17 89 (1.37%) VBScript
18 84 (1.29%) F#
19 76 (1.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1592 (24.49%) Degree
2 149 (2.29%) PhD
3 128 (1.97%) Security Cleared
4 105 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (0.55%) SC Cleared
6 35 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 22 (0.34%) MCSD
8 18 (0.28%) MCP
9 17 (0.26%) HND
10 10 (0.15%) MCAD
11 8 (0.12%) ISEB
12 7 (0.11%) MCTS
12 7 (0.11%) MCSE
13 5 (0.077%) MCPD
13 5 (0.077%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.077%) CCNP
13 5 (0.077%) Postgraduate
14 4 (0.062%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.062%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.062%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (2.89%) QA
2 24 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 23 (0.35%) SLA
4 8 (0.12%) GAMP
5 7 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.11%) HL7
6 6 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.062%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.062%) TickIT
7 4 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 4 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.046%) WCAG
9 2 (0.031%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 18 (0.28%) Firmware
1 18 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.11%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.077%) Samba
4 4 (0.062%) SpamAssassin
4 4 (0.062%) Snort
4 4 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.046%) OpenSSH
5 3 (0.046%) HDFS
6 2 (0.031%) vSphere
6 2 (0.031%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.031%) Squid
7 1 (0.015%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (0.38%) Puppet
4 24 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 20 (0.31%) logstash
6 5 (0.077%) YUM
6 5 (0.077%) Capistrano
7 4 (0.062%) Nagios
8 2 (0.031%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.015%) SCCM
9 1 (0.015%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.015%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.015%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.015%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.015%) Opsview
9 1 (0.015%) StatsD
Vendors
1 1454 (22.37%) Microsoft
2 640 (9.85%) Oracle
3 110 (1.69%) Google
4 83 (1.28%) Facebook
5 74 (1.14%) Zend
6 60 (0.92%) JBoss
7 51 (0.78%) Twitter
8 50 (0.77%) SAP
9 47 (0.72%) Red Hat
10 40 (0.62%) Sybase
10 40 (0.62%) Endeca
11 38 (0.58%) RedPrairie
12 37 (0.57%) Telerik
13 35 (0.54%) IBM
14 32 (0.49%) DevExpress
15 27 (0.42%) TOWER Software
16 26 (0.40%) Adobe
17 25 (0.38%) Sencha
18 23 (0.35%) Sage
19 22 (0.34%) Xamarin
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