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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 117 110 91
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2608 2965 3778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.66% 2.70% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 2.80% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2430 2632 3377
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
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
94567 105846 115549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.48% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79566 86840 94644
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -14 2416 £40,000 - 392
South East +27 833 £42,500 +2.40% 94
London -38 477 £50,000 +5.26% 93
Hampshire +23 255 £40,000 - 32
North West +36 203 £37,000 -2.63% 50
South West -17 188 £39,000 +11.42% 34
Yorkshire -5 186 £35,000 -6.66% 35
East of England -51 179 £41,500 +3.75% 40
West Midlands -32 166 £37,000 +5.71% 24
Berkshire +61 150 £44,000 -7.36% 20
Surrey +6 147 £47,500 -5.00% 17
East Midlands -9 132 £40,000 -1.23% 12
Manchester +22 123 £37,500 -6.25% 25
Southampton +27 114 £38,500 +13.23% 15
Oxfordshire +23 114 £40,000 +6.66% 9
West Yorkshire -23 106 £36,000 -10.00% 25
Cambridgeshire -10 101 £43,500 -3.33% 23
Cambridge -7 86 £43,500 -3.33% 18
West Sussex +10 75 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Reading +43 73 £45,000 - 7
Scotland +6 71 £40,000 -3.02% 14
City of London -16 71 £60,000 +20.00% 14
Wales +48 66 £35,000 - 3
North East +15 64 £34,750 -2.11% 11
Tyne and Wear +10 55 £35,000 - 10
Bristol +1 55 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Leeds -16 55 £35,000 -12.50% 16
Leicestershire +17 50 £42,500 -1.16% 4
South Wales +34 49 £36,250 -9.37% 3
Staffordshire +14 49 £40,000 +6.66% 3

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3289 (62.22%) C#
2 2964 (56.07%) .NET
3 2247 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
4 2236 (42.30%) SQL
5 2202 (41.66%) JavaScript
6 2005 (37.93%) SQL Server
7 1927 (36.45%) HTML
8 1792 (33.90%) ASP.NET
9 1571 (29.72%) CSS
10 1556 (29.44%) MVC
11 1520 (28.76%) Java
12 1405 (26.58%) Degree
13 1402 (26.52%) Software Engineering
14 1174 (22.21%) C++
15 1067 (20.19%) jQuery
16 1052 (19.90%) Microsoft
17 932 (17.63%) OO
18 905 (17.12%) Computer Science
19 874 (16.53%) Finance
20 869 (16.44%) Windows
21 825 (15.61%) TDD
22 811 (15.34%) .NET Framework
23 806 (15.25%) Web Services
24 804 (15.21%) ASP.NET MVC
25 738 (13.96%) Scrum
26 731 (13.83%) XML
27 704 (13.32%) Visual Studio
28 686 (12.98%) SDLC
29 645 (12.20%) Linux
30 605 (11.45%) WCF

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
1 277 (5.24%) Node.js
2 190 (3.59%) IIS
3 137 (2.59%) SharePoint
4 93 (1.76%) Apache
5 79 (1.49%) JBoss
6 76 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
7 75 (1.42%) Tomcat
8 51 (0.96%) WebLogic
9 48 (0.91%) CMS
10 47 (0.89%) WebSphere
11 45 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
12 30 (0.57%) Apache Spark
13 24 (0.45%) Confluence
14 23 (0.44%) GlassFish
15 19 (0.36%) Apache Solr
16 17 (0.32%) WordPress
17 16 (0.30%) Mule
18 15 (0.28%) Drupal
18 15 (0.28%) Umbraco
19 14 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 511 (9.67%) MS Excel
2 71 (1.34%) MS Office
3 33 (0.62%) Photoshop
4 18 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
7 5 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.076%) 3ds Max
8 4 (0.076%) Abaqus
8 4 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.076%) Blender
8 4 (0.076%) HipChat
8 4 (0.076%) Maya
8 4 (0.076%) NASTRAN
9 2 (0.038%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.038%) MS Project
9 2 (0.038%) Simulink
10 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.019%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 43 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.30%) SAP Business One
4 12 (0.23%) Magento
5 9 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.11%) Infor M3
8 5 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.095%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.076%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.076%) SystmOne
10 3 (0.057%) Beauchamp
10 3 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.057%) Oracle Retail
11 2 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.038%) ReMetrica
11 2 (0.038%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.038%) Sage CRM
11 2 (0.038%) Visualfiles
11 2 (0.038%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 202 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 166 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
3 152 (2.88%) SaaS
4 68 (1.29%) GitHub
5 47 (0.89%) PaaS
6 31 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 24 (0.45%) IaaS
8 23 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 16 (0.30%) Google App Engine
11 13 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.17%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.15%) Force.com
14 7 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.13%) Office 365
15 5 (0.095%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.076%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 2 (0.038%) CloudFront
17 2 (0.038%) Firebase
17 2 (0.038%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 96 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 84 (1.59%) Internet
3 73 (1.38%) HTTP
4 15 (0.28%) Wireless
5 14 (0.26%) VPN
6 13 (0.25%) Intranet
7 11 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (0.15%) Bluetooth
8 8 (0.15%) DNS
8 8 (0.15%) SPDY
9 7 (0.13%) LDAP
9 7 (0.13%) NFC
9 7 (0.13%) SNMP
10 6 (0.11%) Firewall
10 6 (0.11%) FTP
10 6 (0.11%) SSL
10 6 (0.11%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.095%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.095%) SSH
12 4 (0.076%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2005 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 376 (7.11%) MySQL
3 368 (6.96%) Relational Database
4 259 (4.90%) NoSQL
5 242 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 176 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 173 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 157 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 133 (2.52%) RDBMS
10 124 (2.35%) MongoDB
11 119 (2.25%) Big Data
12 117 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
13 97 (1.84%) Oracle Database
14 76 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
15 70 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
16 69 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
16 69 (1.31%) Hadoop
17 66 (1.25%) Redis
18 54 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 52 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 704 (13.32%) Visual Studio
2 424 (8.02%) Git (software)
3 421 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 270 (5.11%) Subversion
5 213 (4.03%) NUnit
6 189 (3.58%) JIRA
7 181 (3.42%) Maven
8 159 (3.01%) Jenkins
9 156 (2.95%) JUnit
10 153 (2.89%) Selenium
11 95 (1.80%) Eclipse
12 94 (1.78%) Moq
13 70 (1.32%) Jasmine
14 60 (1.14%) Cucumber
14 60 (1.14%) MSTest
15 59 (1.12%) TeamCity
16 54 (1.02%) SpecFlow
17 53 (1.00%) ReSharper
18 45 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
19 41 (0.78%) CruiseControl
General
1 874 (16.53%) Finance
2 264 (4.99%) Telecoms
3 212 (4.01%) Games
4 192 (3.63%) Banking
5 180 (3.41%) Retail
6 158 (2.99%) Marketing
7 89 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 85 (1.61%) Aerospace
9 77 (1.46%) Advertising
10 70 (1.32%) Automotive
11 66 (1.25%) Back Office
12 62 (1.17%) Legal
13 46 (0.87%) Electronics
14 44 (0.83%) Investment Banking
15 43 (0.81%) Publishing
16 33 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 33 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 29 (0.55%) Law
18 28 (0.53%) Front Office
19 22 (0.42%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2964 (56.07%) .NET
2 1927 (36.45%) HTML
3 1792 (33.90%) ASP.NET
4 1571 (29.72%) CSS
5 1067 (20.19%) jQuery
6 811 (15.34%) .NET Framework
7 806 (15.25%) Web Services
8 804 (15.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 731 (13.83%) XML
10 605 (11.45%) WCF
11 595 (11.26%) HTML5
12 531 (10.05%) AngularJS
13 415 (7.85%) WPF
14 376 (7.11%) Ajax
15 364 (6.89%) Entity Framework
15 364 (6.89%) Spring
16 352 (6.66%) ASP.NET Web API
17 350 (6.62%) CSS3
18 285 (5.39%) WinForms
19 278 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 905 (17.12%) Computer Science
2 359 (6.79%) Mathematics
3 348 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 201 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 199 (3.76%) Algorithms
6 132 (2.50%) User Experience
7 127 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
8 116 (2.19%) Physics
9 91 (1.72%) Visualisation
10 79 (1.49%) N-Tier
11 73 (1.38%) iPad
12 62 (1.17%) Data Structures
13 58 (1.10%) Management Information System
14 56 (1.06%) Hedge funds
15 46 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
16 44 (0.83%) Derivative
17 36 (0.68%) Digital Media
18 34 (0.64%) Driving Licence
19 33 (0.62%) 3D Graphics
19 33 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 869 (16.44%) Windows
2 645 (12.20%) Linux
3 320 (6.05%) Android
4 240 (4.54%) Unix
5 230 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 101 (1.91%) Windows Server
7 67 (1.27%) Mac OS X
8 40 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
12 26 (0.49%) Mac OS
13 18 (0.34%) CentOS
13 18 (0.34%) Debian
13 18 (0.34%) Ubuntu
14 16 (0.30%) AIX
14 16 (0.30%) Tizen
15 14 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.26%) Windows XP
16 13 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2247 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1556 (29.44%) MVC
3 1402 (26.52%) Software Engineering
4 932 (17.63%) OO
5 825 (15.61%) TDD
6 738 (13.96%) Scrum
7 686 (12.98%) SDLC
8 562 (10.63%) Web Development
9 458 (8.66%) Unit Testing
10 434 (8.21%) OOP
11 356 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
12 293 (5.54%) OOD
13 265 (5.01%) Mentoring
14 248 (4.69%) Multithreading
15 235 (4.45%) BDD
16 209 (3.95%) Open Source
17 193 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
18 189 (3.58%) SOA
19 174 (3.29%) Continuous Improvement
20 173 (3.27%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3289 (62.22%) C#
2 2236 (42.30%) SQL
3 2202 (41.66%) JavaScript
4 1520 (28.76%) Java
5 1174 (22.21%) C++
6 563 (10.65%) Python
7 529 (10.01%) VB.NET
8 497 (9.40%) T-SQL
9 494 (9.35%) PHP
10 410 (7.76%) C
11 237 (4.48%) VB
12 213 (4.03%) Ruby
13 152 (2.88%) PL/SQL
14 148 (2.80%) Perl
15 108 (2.04%) Objective-C
16 107 (2.02%) Scala
17 80 (1.51%) VBA
18 73 (1.38%) Bash Shell
19 71 (1.34%) VB6
20 65 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1405 (26.58%) Degree
2 173 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 146 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 106 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 63 (1.19%) PhD
6 55 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 38 (0.72%) MCTS
8 23 (0.44%) HND
9 20 (0.38%) MCSD
10 17 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 17 (0.32%) MCPD
11 15 (0.28%) MCAD
12 9 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
13 8 (0.15%) Postgraduate
14 7 (0.13%) OCPJP
14 7 (0.13%) Sun Certification
15 6 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.095%) MCSA
17 4 (0.076%) BC Cleared
17 4 (0.076%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (5.75%) QA
2 31 (0.59%) SDET
3 13 (0.25%) SLA
4 9 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.17%) GAMP
5 5 (0.095%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.038%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.019%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.019%) GMP
7 1 (0.019%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.019%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.019%) TickIT
System Software
1 41 (0.78%) Docker
2 37 (0.70%) Firmware
3 32 (0.61%) Varnish
4 18 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 16 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.15%) HDFS
8 6 (0.11%) Btrfs
8 6 (0.11%) NFS
9 5 (0.095%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.076%) Cygwin
10 4 (0.076%) iptables
10 4 (0.076%) Xen
10 4 (0.076%) XenServer
11 3 (0.057%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.038%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.019%) Snort
13 1 (0.019%) Squid
13 1 (0.019%) zsh
Systems Management
1 51 (0.96%) Puppet
2 39 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (0.42%) Ansible
4 21 (0.40%) Control-M
5 6 (0.11%) Mesos
6 4 (0.076%) Rundeck
6 4 (0.076%) Salt
7 3 (0.057%) Wonderware InTouch
8 2 (0.038%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.038%) logstash
8 2 (0.038%) StatsD
8 2 (0.038%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.019%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.019%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.019%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1052 (19.90%) Microsoft
2 528 (9.99%) Oracle
3 76 (1.44%) Google
4 61 (1.15%) SAP
5 54 (1.02%) Xamarin
6 49 (0.93%) Apple
7 48 (0.91%) TOWER Software
8 37 (0.70%) Informatica
8 37 (0.70%) Telerik
9 33 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
10 27 (0.51%) Red Hat
11 26 (0.49%) IBM
12 25 (0.47%) VMware
13 22 (0.42%) EPiServer
13 22 (0.42%) Sybase
14 21 (0.40%) Atlassian
14 21 (0.40%) DevExpress
15 19 (0.36%) Zend
16 18 (0.34%) Twitter
17 16 (0.30%) Progress
Twickenham, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Essex
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: 16 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Training
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Holiday + Microsoft certification
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + benefits package!
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reward Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: 18 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday