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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 100 87 88
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3031 3840 3467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.75% 3.22% 3.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 3.40% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2710 3393 3102
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £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 £38,000
% 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 May 2015 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 May 2015. 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 -11 2875 £40,000 - 405
South East -21 702 £40,000 - 82
London -57 607 £50,000 -9.09% 93
East of England +15 382 £40,000 +6.66% 54
Yorkshire +10 298 £37,500 +7.14% 35
South West -17 250 £35,000 - 31
West Midlands +14 241 £35,000 +7.69% 31
North West -27 199 £40,000 +14.28% 45
Hampshire +17 194 £38,000 +1.33% 22
West Yorkshire +11 176 £40,000 +14.28% 21
East Midlands +4 175 £41,500 -2.35% 25
Surrey -5 144 £52,500 +20.00% 14
City of London +48 143 £50,000 - 25
Cambridgeshire +9 139 £42,500 +13.33% 38
Manchester -23 127 £40,000 +14.28% 18
Cambridge +16 125 £42,500 +6.25% 32
Leeds -12 108 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Birmingham +21 106 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Berkshire -52 105 £45,000 - 7
Hertfordshire +12 85 £37,500 - 6
Scotland -41 85 £40,000 - 13
Suffolk +24 81 £35,000 -12.50% 4
North Yorkshire +11 77 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Ipswich +33 76 £35,000 - 2
West Sussex +15 73 £40,000 -15.78% 4
Nottinghamshire +14 70 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Oxfordshire -22 67 £39,000 +4.00% 14
Nottingham +10 64 £43,250 +1.76% 6
Gloucestershire +5 64 £36,250 -6.45% 3
Bristol -3 64 £37,500 -16.66% 7

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 4049 (67.08%) C#
2 3579 (59.29%) .NET
3 2527 (41.87%) SQL
4 2521 (41.77%) JavaScript
5 2496 (41.35%) SQL Server
6 2367 (39.21%) ASP.NET
7 2289 (37.92%) HTML
8 2221 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
9 1802 (29.85%) CSS
10 1784 (29.56%) MVC
11 1672 (27.70%) Java
12 1617 (26.79%) Degree
13 1590 (26.34%) Software Engineering
14 1396 (23.13%) OO
15 1277 (21.16%) Microsoft
16 1255 (20.79%) C++
17 1200 (19.88%) jQuery
18 1069 (17.71%) Windows
19 989 (16.39%) ASP.NET MVC
20 978 (16.20%) XML
21 908 (15.04%) TDD
22 896 (14.84%) .NET Framework
23 884 (14.65%) Finance
24 876 (14.51%) Computer Science
25 830 (13.75%) Linux
26 808 (13.39%) Scrum
27 799 (13.24%) Web Services
28 792 (13.12%) VB.NET
29 747 (12.38%) Visual Studio
30 706 (11.70%) WCF

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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
1 197 (3.26%) IIS
2 193 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 131 (2.17%) Apache
4 124 (2.05%) Node.js
5 83 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 77 (1.28%) CMS
7 65 (1.08%) WebSphere
8 57 (0.94%) JBoss
9 45 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 39 (0.65%) Umbraco
11 38 (0.63%) Confluence
12 30 (0.50%) WebLogic
13 23 (0.38%) nginx
14 21 (0.35%) Drupal
15 18 (0.30%) GlassFish
16 16 (0.27%) MS Exchange
16 16 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
17 14 (0.23%) WordPress
18 13 (0.22%) FormScape
19 11 (0.18%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 497 (8.23%) MS Excel
2 60 (0.99%) MS Office
3 37 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.066%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.050%) Mingle
7 3 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.033%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.033%) Simulink
8 2 (0.033%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.033%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.033%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.033%) Revit
9 1 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.017%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 59 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.12%) Magento
3 7 (0.12%) Sophis RISQUE
4 3 (0.050%) assyst
4 3 (0.050%) Changepoint
4 3 (0.050%) Line 500
5 2 (0.033%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.033%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.033%) Bond Adapt
5 2 (0.033%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.033%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.033%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.017%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.017%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.017%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.017%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.017%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.017%) Line 100
Cloud Services
1 127 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (1.95%) SaaS
3 76 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (0.46%) GitHub
6 15 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.17%) Force.com
9 8 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.12%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.12%) PaaS
11 5 (0.083%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.033%) IaaS
13 1 (0.017%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.017%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.017%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.017%) Office 365
13 1 (0.017%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 140 (2.32%) Internet
2 109 (1.81%) HTTP
3 94 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 27 (0.45%) Network Security
5 23 (0.38%) Intranet
6 21 (0.35%) DNS
7 20 (0.33%) LDAP
8 16 (0.27%) DHCP
8 16 (0.27%) Ethernet
9 15 (0.25%) SNMP
10 14 (0.23%) Wireless
10 14 (0.23%) FTP
11 12 (0.20%) VoIP
12 11 (0.18%) WAN
12 11 (0.18%) Firewall
13 10 (0.17%) SSL
14 9 (0.15%) LAN
14 9 (0.15%) Bluetooth
14 9 (0.15%) Broadband
14 9 (0.15%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2496 (41.35%) SQL Server
2 399 (6.61%) MySQL
3 393 (6.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 291 (4.82%) Relational Database
5 228 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 203 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 197 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 191 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 154 (2.55%) NoSQL
10 140 (2.32%) MongoDB
11 122 (2.02%) RDBMS
12 88 (1.46%) Big Data
13 76 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
14 72 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
15 56 (0.93%) Redis
16 55 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
17 51 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 44 (0.73%) Oracle Database
19 43 (0.71%) Hadoop
20 34 (0.56%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 747 (12.38%) Visual Studio
2 398 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 303 (5.02%) Git (software)
4 273 (4.52%) NUnit
5 228 (3.78%) Subversion
6 113 (1.87%) Maven
7 111 (1.84%) Jenkins
8 104 (1.72%) JIRA
8 104 (1.72%) JUnit
9 102 (1.69%) Selenium
10 98 (1.62%) TeamCity
11 91 (1.51%) Eclipse
12 83 (1.38%) Rhino Mocks
13 61 (1.01%) Cucumber
14 57 (0.94%) Moq
15 56 (0.93%) ReSharper
16 45 (0.75%) Hudson
17 43 (0.71%) WebDriver
18 41 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 41 (0.68%) Ant
General
1 884 (14.65%) Finance
2 245 (4.06%) Retail
3 192 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 164 (2.72%) Games
5 151 (2.50%) Marketing
6 145 (2.40%) Banking
7 141 (2.34%) Automotive
8 96 (1.59%) Aerospace
9 83 (1.38%) Manufacturing
10 76 (1.26%) Advertising
10 76 (1.26%) Back Office
11 64 (1.06%) Electronics
12 45 (0.75%) Investment Banking
13 44 (0.73%) Publishing
14 39 (0.65%) Front Office
15 37 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 36 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
17 30 (0.50%) Law
18 19 (0.31%) Legal
19 13 (0.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3579 (59.29%) .NET
2 2367 (39.21%) ASP.NET
3 2289 (37.92%) HTML
4 1802 (29.85%) CSS
5 1200 (19.88%) jQuery
6 989 (16.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 978 (16.20%) XML
8 896 (14.84%) .NET Framework
9 799 (13.24%) Web Services
10 706 (11.70%) WCF
11 677 (11.22%) HTML5
12 535 (8.86%) Ajax
13 470 (7.79%) WPF
14 453 (7.50%) Entity Framework
15 389 (6.44%) WinForms
16 351 (5.82%) AngularJS
17 328 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 306 (5.07%) LINQ
19 300 (4.97%) SOAP
20 299 (4.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 876 (14.51%) Computer Science
2 355 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 316 (5.24%) Mathematics
4 269 (4.46%) Open Source
5 238 (3.94%) Mobile App
6 201 (3.33%) Algorithms
7 181 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
8 149 (2.47%) Physics
9 140 (2.32%) User Experience
10 111 (1.84%) Client/Server
11 94 (1.56%) N-Tier
12 79 (1.31%) Visualisation
13 74 (1.23%) Data Structures
14 50 (0.83%) Management Information System
15 48 (0.80%) Hedge funds
16 47 (0.78%) GIS
17 43 (0.71%) Online Games
18 42 (0.70%) Social Media
19 40 (0.66%) Derivative
20 37 (0.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1069 (17.71%) Windows
2 830 (13.75%) Linux
3 292 (4.84%) Android
4 276 (4.57%) UNIX
5 258 (4.27%) Apple iOS
6 42 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (0.50%) Windows 8
8 27 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
9 26 (0.43%) Solaris
10 22 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
11 21 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 18 (0.30%) Windows Phone
13 14 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.15%) BlackBerry OS
16 8 (0.13%) AIX
16 8 (0.13%) Windows CE
16 8 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2221 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1784 (29.56%) MVC
3 1590 (26.34%) Software Engineering
4 1396 (23.13%) OO
5 908 (15.04%) TDD
6 808 (13.39%) Scrum
7 515 (8.53%) OOP
8 469 (7.77%) Unit Testing
9 419 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
10 415 (6.88%) Web Development
11 407 (6.74%) OOD
12 266 (4.41%) Multithreading
13 264 (4.37%) E-Commerce
14 262 (4.34%) UML
14 262 (4.34%) BDD
15 243 (4.03%) Mentoring
16 180 (2.98%) Project Management
17 158 (2.62%) CRM
18 155 (2.57%) Mobile Development
19 152 (2.52%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4049 (67.08%) C#
2 2527 (41.87%) SQL
3 2521 (41.77%) JavaScript
4 1672 (27.70%) Java
5 1255 (20.79%) C++
6 792 (13.12%) VB.NET
7 696 (11.53%) T-SQL
8 514 (8.52%) PHP
9 472 (7.82%) Python
10 437 (7.24%) C
11 357 (5.91%) VB
12 204 (3.38%) Ruby
13 162 (2.68%) VB6
14 126 (2.09%) Perl
15 114 (1.89%) PL/SQL
16 105 (1.74%) Groovy
17 93 (1.54%) VBA
18 85 (1.41%) Objective-C
19 74 (1.23%) Scala
20 55 (0.91%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1617 (26.79%) Degree
2 131 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 122 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (1.03%) PhD
5 49 (0.81%) DV Cleared
6 42 (0.70%) SC Cleared
7 22 (0.36%) MCSD
8 20 (0.33%) HND
9 19 (0.31%) MCPD
10 15 (0.25%) ISEB
11 12 (0.20%) Sun Certification
12 11 (0.18%) MCP
13 10 (0.17%) OCPJP
13 10 (0.17%) OCMJD
14 7 (0.12%) MCAD
15 6 (0.099%) Oracle Certification
16 5 (0.083%) MCTS
17 4 (0.066%) Postgraduate
17 4 (0.066%) CSSLP
18 1 (0.017%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (5.05%) QA
2 33 (0.55%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.36%) SLA
4 15 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.12%) HL7
5 7 (0.12%) TickIT
6 6 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.066%) COBIT
8 2 (0.033%) JTAG
9 1 (0.017%) Section 508
9 1 (0.017%) WCAG
9 1 (0.017%) DICOM
9 1 (0.017%) GAMP
9 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 52 (0.86%) Firmware
2 29 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (0.27%) iptables
6 10 (0.17%) Docker
7 6 (0.099%) qmail
8 5 (0.083%) LXC
8 5 (0.083%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 5 (0.083%) KVM
8 5 (0.083%) Xen
9 4 (0.066%) vSphere
10 3 (0.050%) Varnish
11 2 (0.033%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.033%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.033%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 28 (0.46%) Puppet
2 24 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.12%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.099%) Nagios
5 6 (0.099%) Zenoss
5 6 (0.099%) yum
6 5 (0.083%) Mesos
7 4 (0.066%) OPNET
7 4 (0.066%) Control-M
8 3 (0.050%) Kibana
8 3 (0.050%) logstash
8 3 (0.050%) StatsD
9 2 (0.033%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.033%) Jitterbit
10 1 (0.017%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.017%) SCCM
10 1 (0.017%) SCOM
10 1 (0.017%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.017%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1277 (21.16%) Microsoft
2 497 (8.23%) Oracle
3 105 (1.74%) Google
4 71 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
5 67 (1.11%) Sybase
6 59 (0.98%) Xamarin
7 55 (0.91%) Twitter
8 47 (0.78%) TOWER Software
9 43 (0.71%) IBM
10 41 (0.68%) Adobe
11 38 (0.63%) Apple
12 31 (0.51%) Red Hat
13 29 (0.48%) DevExpress
13 29 (0.48%) Zend
14 28 (0.46%) Telerik
14 28 (0.46%) Endeca
14 28 (0.46%) Facebook
15 25 (0.41%) VMware
16 18 (0.30%) Perforce
17 17 (0.28%) Cisco
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens - bonus, flexi time, more
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum (negotiable)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Aglow Talent Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £53,000 per annum +?12.?5%? bonus +? 10%? pension + be
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Aglow Talent Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum +?12.?5%? bonus +? 10%? pension + be
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chepstow, Gwent
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ripley, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + pension, healthcare, 25 days
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday