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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 105 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2872 3606 3410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.60% 3.01% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 3.18% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2543 3228 3014
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +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
104429 113406 103826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86226 93036 86429
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 July 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 July 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 -12 2730 £40,000 - 425
South East -22 680 £42,500 +9.67% 94
London -17 605 £47,500 -13.63% 84
East of England +14 343 £37,500 -6.25% 49
South West +11 292 £37,000 +0.68% 61
West Midlands 0 225 £35,000 +2.94% 22
Yorkshire -16 204 £37,500 +7.14% 24
North West -43 177 £35,000 - 62
East Midlands +7 176 £40,000 - 22
Hampshire +4 171 £40,000 +23.07% 26
West Yorkshire -5 147 £37,500 +7.14% 13
City of London +69 142 £47,500 -5.00% 24
Surrey -21 125 £47,000 +4.44% 11
Suffolk +36 109 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Berkshire 0 107 £50,000 +21.95% 16
Ipswich +34 105 £30,000 -10.44% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 100 £45,000 +12.50% 25
Cambridge +16 95 £45,000 +7.14% 21
Manchester -50 89 £40,000 +14.28% 28
Bristol +25 88 £42,500 +6.25% 15
East Sussex -3 88 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Leeds -19 87 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Birmingham +7 83 £35,000 +9.37% 5
Brighton -8 73 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Oxfordshire -20 65 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Scotland -69 65 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Nottinghamshire +14 64 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Nottingham +18 61 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Hertfordshire -12 58 £42,500 +11.11% 12
Reading +9 57 £47,500 -5.00% 7

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 3946 (66.36%) C#
2 3544 (59.60%) .NET
3 2577 (43.34%) SQL
4 2547 (42.84%) JavaScript
5 2455 (41.29%) SQL Server
6 2273 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
7 2268 (38.14%) HTML
8 2201 (37.02%) ASP.NET
9 1754 (29.50%) CSS
10 1743 (29.31%) MVC
11 1693 (28.47%) Java
12 1618 (27.21%) Degree
13 1539 (25.88%) Software Engineering
14 1351 (22.72%) OO
15 1266 (21.29%) jQuery
16 1235 (20.77%) C++
17 1220 (20.52%) Microsoft
18 1029 (17.31%) Windows
19 1009 (16.97%) Computer Science
20 959 (16.13%) TDD
21 943 (15.86%) XML
22 912 (15.34%) Finance
23 864 (14.53%) ASP.NET MVC
24 847 (14.24%) .NET Framework
25 829 (13.94%) Web Services
26 791 (13.30%) Scrum
27 777 (13.07%) Linux
28 744 (12.51%) SDLC
29 736 (12.38%) HTML5
30 712 (11.97%) Visual Studio

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 184 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 180 (3.03%) IIS
3 124 (2.09%) Apache
4 119 (2.00%) Node.js
5 78 (1.31%) CMS
6 75 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 68 (1.14%) JBoss
8 55 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
9 49 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 39 (0.66%) Umbraco
11 26 (0.44%) Confluence
12 21 (0.35%) WebLogic
13 19 (0.32%) nginx
13 19 (0.32%) Drupal
14 17 (0.29%) WordPress
15 13 (0.22%) Kentico
16 12 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
17 11 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
17 11 (0.18%) DNN
17 11 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 468 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 45 (0.76%) MS Office
3 26 (0.44%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (0.17%) MS Project
5 10 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.050%) Mingle
8 3 (0.050%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.034%) Simulink
9 2 (0.034%) Stateflow
9 2 (0.034%) Maya
9 2 (0.034%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.034%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.017%) GIMP
10 1 (0.017%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 49 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.15%) Sophis RISQUE
3 9 (0.15%) Changepoint
4 6 (0.10%) Magento
5 3 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.050%) assyst
6 2 (0.034%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.034%) VisionPLUS
6 2 (0.034%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.034%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.034%) Bond Adapt
6 2 (0.034%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.034%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.017%) Odoo
7 1 (0.017%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.017%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.017%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.017%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 150 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 111 (1.87%) SaaS
3 96 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (0.47%) GitHub
6 16 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (0.24%) Google App Engine
8 10 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.10%) IaaS
11 5 (0.084%) Force.com
11 5 (0.084%) PaaS
11 5 (0.084%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.017%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.017%) Office 365
12 1 (0.017%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.017%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 120 (2.02%) Internet
2 97 (1.63%) HTTP
3 83 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 27 (0.45%) Network Security
5 23 (0.39%) Intranet
6 20 (0.34%) DNS
7 18 (0.30%) Broadband
8 13 (0.22%) DHCP
9 9 (0.15%) VoIP
9 9 (0.15%) WAN
9 9 (0.15%) FTP
9 9 (0.15%) ICMP
10 8 (0.13%) SSL
10 8 (0.13%) Ethernet
10 8 (0.13%) LAN
11 7 (0.12%) LDAP
11 7 (0.12%) CTI
12 6 (0.10%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.10%) WebEx
13 5 (0.084%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2455 (41.29%) SQL Server
2 440 (7.40%) MySQL
3 391 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 324 (5.45%) Relational Database
5 238 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 236 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 220 (3.70%) MongoDB
8 202 (3.40%) NoSQL
9 195 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 193 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 126 (2.12%) RDBMS
12 90 (1.51%) Big Data
13 83 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
14 67 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
15 64 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
16 57 (0.96%) Redis
17 53 (0.89%) Oracle Database
18 50 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 49 (0.82%) Hadoop
19 49 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 712 (11.97%) Visual Studio
2 393 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 314 (5.28%) Git (software)
4 231 (3.88%) NUnit
5 214 (3.60%) Subversion
6 135 (2.27%) Jenkins
7 133 (2.24%) Selenium
8 129 (2.17%) Maven
9 117 (1.97%) JUnit
10 99 (1.66%) JIRA
11 84 (1.41%) TeamCity
12 78 (1.31%) Eclipse
13 61 (1.03%) Ant
14 57 (0.96%) Rhino Mocks
15 54 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 52 (0.87%) Cucumber
17 45 (0.76%) WebDriver
17 45 (0.76%) ReSharper
18 43 (0.72%) Moq
19 42 (0.71%) Hudson
General
1 912 (15.34%) Finance
2 246 (4.14%) Games
3 217 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 180 (3.03%) Retail
5 157 (2.64%) Automotive
6 144 (2.42%) Marketing
7 136 (2.29%) Banking
8 115 (1.93%) Aerospace
9 100 (1.68%) Manufacturing
10 95 (1.60%) Back Office
11 74 (1.24%) Advertising
12 63 (1.06%) Electronics
13 55 (0.92%) Investment Banking
14 50 (0.84%) Publishing
15 38 (0.64%) Legal
16 37 (0.62%) Law
17 35 (0.59%) Financial Institution
17 35 (0.59%) Front Office
18 17 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 12 (0.20%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3544 (59.60%) .NET
2 2268 (38.14%) HTML
3 2201 (37.02%) ASP.NET
4 1754 (29.50%) CSS
5 1266 (21.29%) jQuery
6 943 (15.86%) XML
7 864 (14.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 847 (14.24%) .NET Framework
9 829 (13.94%) Web Services
10 736 (12.38%) HTML5
11 703 (11.82%) WCF
12 465 (7.82%) Ajax
13 449 (7.55%) WPF
14 382 (6.42%) Entity Framework
15 378 (6.36%) WinForms
16 377 (6.34%) AngularJS
17 325 (5.47%) Spring
18 319 (5.36%) SOAP
18 319 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 296 (4.98%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1009 (16.97%) Computer Science
2 357 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 342 (5.75%) Mathematics
4 217 (3.65%) Mobile App
5 192 (3.23%) Algorithms
6 175 (2.94%) User Experience
7 145 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
8 139 (2.34%) Physics
9 97 (1.63%) N-Tier
10 83 (1.40%) Visualisation
11 82 (1.38%) Data Structures
12 80 (1.35%) Client/Server
13 60 (1.01%) Online Games
14 58 (0.98%) Digital Media
15 57 (0.96%) Management Information System
16 45 (0.76%) Hedge funds
17 40 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
18 39 (0.66%) GIS
19 37 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 32 (0.54%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1029 (17.31%) Windows
2 777 (13.07%) Linux
3 314 (5.28%) Android
4 269 (4.52%) Apple iOS
5 267 (4.49%) UNIX
6 52 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (0.62%) Windows Phone
8 33 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
9 29 (0.49%) Windows 8
10 25 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 21 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.27%) Solaris
13 14 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.20%) Windows CE
14 12 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.18%) Windows Phone 7
16 10 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
17 9 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2273 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1743 (29.31%) MVC
3 1539 (25.88%) Software Engineering
4 1351 (22.72%) OO
5 959 (16.13%) TDD
6 791 (13.30%) Scrum
7 744 (12.51%) SDLC
8 510 (8.58%) OOP
9 447 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
10 437 (7.35%) Unit Testing
11 402 (6.76%) Web Development
12 346 (5.82%) OOD
13 280 (4.71%) BDD
14 255 (4.29%) E-Commerce
15 234 (3.94%) Multithreading
16 232 (3.90%) Mentoring
17 230 (3.87%) Open Source
18 221 (3.72%) UML
19 179 (3.01%) Project Management
20 176 (2.96%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3946 (66.36%) C#
2 2577 (43.34%) SQL
3 2547 (42.84%) JavaScript
4 1693 (28.47%) Java
5 1235 (20.77%) C++
6 678 (11.40%) VB.NET
7 634 (10.66%) T-SQL
8 557 (9.37%) Python
9 510 (8.58%) PHP
10 450 (7.57%) C
11 362 (6.09%) VB
12 220 (3.70%) Ruby
13 139 (2.34%) VB6
14 127 (2.14%) Perl
15 116 (1.95%) PL/SQL
16 95 (1.60%) Objective-C
17 92 (1.55%) VBA
18 89 (1.50%) Groovy
19 73 (1.23%) Scala
20 55 (0.92%) Go
Qualifications
1 1618 (27.21%) Degree
2 127 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 98 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 47 (0.79%) PhD
5 38 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 37 (0.62%) SC Cleared
7 21 (0.35%) HND
7 21 (0.35%) MCSD
8 18 (0.30%) ISEB
9 13 (0.22%) MCP
10 11 (0.18%) MCAD
11 10 (0.17%) MCPD
12 8 (0.13%) Sun Certification
13 4 (0.067%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.067%) MCTS
13 4 (0.067%) MCITP
13 4 (0.067%) MCSE
14 3 (0.050%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.034%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.034%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (5.18%) QA
2 28 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 25 (0.42%) SLA
4 10 (0.17%) GAMP
5 9 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.13%) HL7
7 7 (0.12%) TickIT
8 5 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.050%) DICOM
10 1 (0.017%) WAI
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.017%) Section 508
System Software
1 47 (0.79%) Firmware
2 29 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.24%) Docker
5 13 (0.22%) iptables
5 13 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.15%) Xen
6 9 (0.15%) LXC
7 5 (0.084%) KVM
7 5 (0.084%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 4 (0.067%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.067%) vSphere
9 2 (0.034%) Varnish
9 2 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.034%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 26 (0.44%) Puppet
2 16 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.15%) Vagrant
4 8 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (0.12%) OPNET
6 6 (0.10%) Control-M
7 5 (0.084%) Mesos
8 2 (0.034%) Ansible
9 1 (0.017%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.017%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.017%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.017%) Nessus
9 1 (0.017%) WMI
9 1 (0.017%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1220 (20.52%) Microsoft
2 550 (9.25%) Oracle
3 102 (1.72%) Google
4 81 (1.36%) Xamarin
5 73 (1.23%) Sybase
6 56 (0.94%) Apple
7 55 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
8 51 (0.86%) TOWER Software
9 48 (0.81%) Adobe
10 44 (0.74%) IBM
11 38 (0.64%) VMware
12 37 (0.62%) Twitter
13 30 (0.50%) Facebook
14 29 (0.49%) Red Hat
15 27 (0.45%) DevExpress
16 25 (0.42%) Cisco
17 21 (0.35%) Telerik
17 21 (0.35%) Zend
18 20 (0.34%) Tableau
19 18 (0.30%) SAP
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