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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 83 91 104
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3892 3330 3322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.21% 3.00% 2.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.39% 3.17% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3423 2989 2985
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 £26,000 £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
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
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 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 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 18 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 +4 3587 £40,000 +14.28% 419
South East +16 1026 £40,000 +6.66% 71
London +25 926 £55,000 +22.22% 79
East of England -7 360 £37,500 - 66
North West -2 324 £35,000 +9.37% 70
Yorkshire +2 316 £35,000 +7.69% 34
South West -7 293 £35,000 +4.47% 42
Scotland +29 228 £40,000 +21.21% 19
Berkshire +34 214 £42,750 +14.00% 18
Surrey -5 190 £43,750 +9.37% 13
West Yorkshire -6 189 £35,000 - 21
Manchester -6 186 £35,000 +7.69% 45
East Midlands +14 184 £43,000 +22.85% 22
Oxfordshire 0 156 £37,500 +5.63% 13
Leeds +8 155 £35,000 - 14
West Midlands +17 151 £32,500 -7.14% 28
Cambridgeshire -9 144 £37,500 -6.25% 42
Hampshire -17 140 £37,500 - 14
City of London -48 139 £50,000 - 25
East Sussex +34 119 £32,500 -12.75% 4
Brighton +41 115 £33,000 -11.40% 4
Cambridge -8 105 £40,000 - 29
Edinburgh +12 101 £42,000 +20.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 94 £40,250 +7.33% 2
Reading +21 93 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Glasgow +27 92 £39,500 +21.53% 5
North Yorkshire +10 90 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Oxford +19 79 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Bristol -22 79 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Cheshire +17 78 £35,000 +16.66% 16

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 4698 (66.29%) C#
2 4186 (59.07%) .NET
3 2861 (40.37%) SQL
4 2765 (39.02%) SQL Server
5 2628 (37.08%) ASP.NET
6 2249 (31.73%) JavaScript
7 2172 (30.65%) HTML
8 2040 (28.79%) Java
9 1799 (25.38%) Software Engineering
10 1718 (24.24%) Degree
11 1677 (23.66%) C++
12 1628 (22.97%) CSS
13 1614 (22.77%) OO
14 1442 (20.35%) MVC
15 1437 (20.28%) Microsoft
16 1316 (18.57%) Windows
17 1250 (17.64%) Computer Science
18 1227 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
19 1133 (15.99%) Finance
20 1091 (15.39%) jQuery
21 1033 (14.58%) XML
22 992 (14.00%) WCF
23 890 (12.56%) Web Services
24 861 (12.15%) TDD
25 857 (12.09%) Linux
26 836 (11.80%) .NET Framework
27 777 (10.96%) Visual Studio
28 775 (10.94%) VB.NET
29 754 (10.64%) WPF
30 737 (10.40%) Scrum

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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
1 251 (3.54%) IIS
2 200 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 174 (2.46%) Tomcat
4 168 (2.37%) Apache
5 63 (0.89%) Node.js
6 60 (0.85%) CMS
7 49 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 44 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
9 33 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 32 (0.45%) Drupal
11 29 (0.41%) SAS
12 27 (0.38%) Apache Solr
13 25 (0.35%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.27%) Umbraco
15 18 (0.25%) SugarCRM
15 18 (0.25%) WebLogic
16 17 (0.24%) ColdFusion
16 17 (0.24%) WordPress
17 15 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
18 14 (0.20%) Joomla!
Applications
1 641 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 51 (0.72%) MS Office
3 23 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.13%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.056%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.056%) MS Project
6 3 (0.042%) DOC1
6 3 (0.042%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.042%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.042%) PrintSoft PReS
6 3 (0.042%) Maple
7 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.014%) GenStat
7 1 (0.014%) Stata
7 1 (0.014%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.014%) Mingle
7 1 (0.014%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 43 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.48%) Magento
3 19 (0.27%) Shopify
4 10 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.11%) Summit
6 5 (0.071%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.056%) Front Arena
7 4 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.056%) Exstream
8 2 (0.028%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.028%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.028%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.028%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.028%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.014%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.014%) Endur
9 1 (0.014%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.014%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 165 (2.33%) SaaS
2 62 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (0.55%) GitHub
4 19 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.11%) Force.com
6 8 (0.11%) Google App Engine
7 7 (0.099%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.085%) Route 53
8 6 (0.085%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.071%) PaaS
10 3 (0.042%) Trello
10 3 (0.042%) Heroku
10 3 (0.042%) Basecamp
11 2 (0.028%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.014%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.014%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 161 (2.27%) Internet
2 104 (1.47%) HTTP
3 71 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 45 (0.63%) Intranet
5 40 (0.56%) LDAP
6 30 (0.42%) 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
12 11 (0.16%) SSL
13 10 (0.14%) UMTS
14 8 (0.11%) Ethernet
14 8 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.099%) GSM
15 7 (0.099%) DNS
15 7 (0.099%) SMS
16 6 (0.085%) HSPA
16 6 (0.085%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2765 (39.02%) SQL Server
2 652 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 471 (6.65%) MySQL
4 394 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 343 (4.84%) Relational Database
6 265 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 246 (3.47%) Big Data
8 237 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 193 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 140 (1.98%) Hadoop
11 127 (1.79%) Oracle Database
11 127 (1.79%) RDBMS
12 113 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 113 (1.59%) NoSQL
13 100 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
14 94 (1.33%) MongoDB
15 90 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
16 82 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 70 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
18 61 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 777 (10.96%) Visual Studio
2 355 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 253 (3.57%) Subversion
4 224 (3.16%) Git (software)
5 192 (2.71%) NUnit
6 156 (2.20%) Maven
7 134 (1.89%) JUnit
8 107 (1.51%) Selenium
9 92 (1.30%) Eclipse
10 75 (1.06%) Jenkins
11 68 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 61 (0.86%) SpecFlow
13 59 (0.83%) FitNesse
14 52 (0.73%) TeamCity
15 47 (0.66%) Xcode
16 45 (0.63%) Mercurial
17 44 (0.62%) JIRA
17 44 (0.62%) WebDriver
18 35 (0.49%) Ant
19 32 (0.45%) Cucumber
General
1 1133 (15.99%) Finance
2 255 (3.60%) Games
3 237 (3.34%) Marketing
4 196 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 195 (2.75%) Retail
6 165 (2.33%) Banking
7 96 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 91 (1.28%) Back Office
9 87 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 69 (0.97%) Advertising
11 66 (0.93%) Electronics
12 59 (0.83%) Publishing
13 52 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
14 51 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 38 (0.54%) Front Office
16 28 (0.40%) Automotive
16 28 (0.40%) Legal
17 25 (0.35%) Multimedia
18 18 (0.25%) Billing
19 17 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4186 (59.07%) .NET
2 2628 (37.08%) ASP.NET
3 2172 (30.65%) HTML
4 1628 (22.97%) CSS
5 1091 (15.39%) jQuery
6 1033 (14.58%) XML
7 992 (14.00%) WCF
8 890 (12.56%) Web Services
9 836 (11.80%) .NET Framework
10 754 (10.64%) WPF
11 733 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
12 629 (8.88%) HTML5
13 621 (8.76%) WinForms
14 500 (7.06%) Ajax
15 345 (4.87%) Spring
16 312 (4.40%) SOAP
17 273 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 250 (3.53%) LINQ
19 231 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 226 (3.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1250 (17.64%) Computer Science
2 512 (7.22%) Mathematics
3 340 (4.80%) Mobile App
4 262 (3.70%) Physics
5 255 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
6 216 (3.05%) Open Source
7 184 (2.60%) Hedge funds
8 106 (1.50%) N-Tier
9 87 (1.23%) NHS
10 86 (1.21%) Client/Server
11 76 (1.07%) Digital Media
12 68 (0.96%) Visualisation
13 62 (0.87%) 3D Graphics
13 62 (0.87%) Derivative
14 57 (0.80%) DTV
15 56 (0.79%) Blackberry
16 51 (0.72%) Management Information System
17 48 (0.68%) iPad
18 44 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
19 43 (0.61%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1316 (18.57%) Windows
2 857 (12.09%) Linux
3 437 (6.17%) UNIX
4 404 (5.70%) Android
5 320 (4.52%) Apple iOS
6 71 (1.00%) Windows Phone
7 57 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (0.61%) Windows 8
9 35 (0.49%) BlackBerry OS
10 33 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
10 33 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 27 (0.38%) Windows CE
12 24 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 22 (0.31%) Solaris
14 19 (0.27%) CentOS
14 19 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.21%) AIX
16 15 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
17 14 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1799 (25.38%) Software Engineering
2 1614 (22.77%) OO
3 1442 (20.35%) MVC
4 1227 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
5 861 (12.15%) TDD
6 737 (10.40%) Scrum
7 577 (8.14%) OOP
8 504 (7.11%) OOD
9 501 (7.07%) Unit Testing
10 409 (5.77%) Web Development
11 382 (5.39%) Multithreading
12 284 (4.01%) E-Commerce
13 269 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
14 236 (3.33%) UML
15 235 (3.32%) BDD
16 219 (3.09%) SOA
17 191 (2.70%) Android Development
18 185 (2.61%) MVVM
19 182 (2.57%) Low Latency
20 167 (2.36%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 4698 (66.29%) C#
2 2861 (40.37%) SQL
3 2249 (31.73%) JavaScript
4 2040 (28.79%) Java
5 1677 (23.66%) C++
6 775 (10.94%) VB.NET
7 707 (9.98%) T-SQL
8 661 (9.33%) PHP
9 573 (8.09%) C
10 484 (6.83%) Python
11 353 (4.98%) VB
12 277 (3.91%) Ruby
13 267 (3.77%) Perl
14 175 (2.47%) Scala
15 160 (2.26%) F#
16 145 (2.05%) VB6
17 140 (1.98%) PL/SQL
18 109 (1.54%) Objective-C
19 107 (1.51%) PHP5
20 101 (1.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1718 (24.24%) Degree
2 163 (2.30%) PhD
3 156 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 121 (1.71%) Security Cleared
5 51 (0.72%) SC Cleared
6 48 (0.68%) MCP
7 27 (0.38%) MCTS
8 25 (0.35%) MCPD
9 22 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.30%) MCSD
11 12 (0.17%) HND
11 12 (0.17%) ISEB
12 8 (0.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 7 (0.099%) MCAD
14 4 (0.056%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.056%) MCSE
15 3 (0.042%) HNC
16 2 (0.028%) IBM Certification
16 2 (0.028%) Postgraduate
17 1 (0.014%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (3.22%) QA
2 38 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 37 (0.52%) HL7
4 9 (0.13%) GAMP
5 8 (0.11%) ISO 14001
5 8 (0.11%) TickIT
6 7 (0.099%) JTAG
7 3 (0.042%) SLA
8 2 (0.028%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.028%) WAI
8 2 (0.028%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.014%) WCAG
9 1 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.014%) DICOM
System Software
1 18 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.23%) 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%) vSphere
6 2 (0.028%) KVM
7 1 (0.014%) Samba
7 1 (0.014%) Xen
7 1 (0.014%) Squid
7 1 (0.014%) XenServer
7 1 (0.014%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.014%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 42 (0.59%) 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 (0.056%) SCCM
6 4 (0.056%) Nagios
7 2 (0.028%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.028%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.028%) MOM
8 1 (0.014%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.014%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.014%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.014%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 1437 (20.28%) Microsoft
2 676 (9.54%) Oracle
3 130 (1.83%) Google
4 122 (1.72%) Facebook
5 94 (1.33%) Zend
6 75 (1.06%) JBoss
7 48 (0.68%) Twitter
8 43 (0.61%) Sybase
9 37 (0.52%) DevExpress
10 34 (0.48%) Sencha
10 34 (0.48%) VMware
11 33 (0.47%) SAP
12 30 (0.42%) IBM
13 29 (0.41%) Adobe
14 25 (0.35%) Apple
15 24 (0.34%) Panasonic
16 23 (0.32%) Red Hat
17 22 (0.31%) Xamarin
18 21 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
18 21 (0.30%) Business Objects
Manchester, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + Dental + More
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
East Riding
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Salary: Band 6 £25,783 - £34,530 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Central Manchester University Hospital
Salary: Band 7 £30,764 - £40,558 pa
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +corporate benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits (flexi-time, etc)
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £17000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension etc
Posted: 16 hours ago