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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 101 90 94
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3009 3205 3316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.84% 3.12% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.00% 3.30% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2699 2859 3010
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 2804 £40,000 - 465
South East -13 732 £40,000 - 104
London +7 584 £50,500 -3.80% 76
East of England 0 314 £40,000 +2.56% 69
Yorkshire +7 280 £37,500 +4.89% 49
South West -16 262 £35,000 - 41
Hampshire +41 218 £35,000 +7.69% 22
West Midlands -1 205 £35,000 +7.69% 38
North West -30 203 £37,500 +7.14% 60
East Midlands +13 181 £36,750 -5.76% 22
West Yorkshire +7 160 £40,000 +7.38% 31
Surrey -14 150 £45,000 +5.88% 27
City of London +29 141 £55,000 +10.00% 19
Cambridgeshire -2 128 £40,000 - 42
Manchester -33 123 £37,250 +6.42% 39
Cambridge +5 118 £40,000 +2.56% 37
Scotland -17 117 £40,000 - 26
Leeds -11 94 £40,000 +8.10% 15
Berkshire -77 88 £40,000 - 20
Hertfordshire +24 87 £40,000 +8.10% 9
East Sussex +11 79 £37,500 +17.18% 6
Dorset 0 77 £30,000 -18.91% 5
Brighton +11 76 £37,500 +17.18% 6
Nottinghamshire +17 75 £34,750 -9.74% 6
Birmingham +20 73 £35,000 +7.69% 15
Oxfordshire -22 69 £30,000 -25.00% 11
Edinburgh +10 59 £40,000 - 9
Nottingham +11 57 £37,500 +2.04% 5
Bristol -11 56 £41,250 +17.85% 14
West Sussex 0 55 £40,500 +15.71% 7

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4101 (69.19%) C#
2 3574 (60.30%) .NET
3 2489 (41.99%) JavaScript
4 2483 (41.89%) SQL Server
5 2390 (40.32%) ASP.NET
6 2338 (39.45%) SQL
7 2250 (37.96%) HTML
8 2113 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
9 1772 (29.90%) CSS
10 1747 (29.48%) MVC
11 1642 (27.70%) Degree
12 1628 (27.47%) Java
13 1577 (26.61%) Software Engineering
14 1339 (22.59%) OO
15 1324 (22.34%) Microsoft
16 1299 (21.92%) C++
17 1139 (19.22%) jQuery
18 1023 (17.26%) XML
19 1014 (17.11%) Windows
20 985 (16.62%) ASP.NET MVC
21 921 (15.54%) .NET Framework
22 910 (15.35%) Computer Science
23 849 (14.32%) VB.NET
24 833 (14.05%) Finance
25 800 (13.50%) TDD
26 799 (13.48%) Visual Studio
27 794 (13.40%) Web Services
28 754 (12.72%) Scrum
29 751 (12.67%) Linux
30 735 (12.40%) WCF

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 239 (4.03%) IIS
2 223 (3.76%) SharePoint
3 117 (1.97%) Node.js
4 106 (1.79%) Apache
5 84 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 68 (1.15%) Confluence
7 56 (0.94%) CMS
8 48 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
9 44 (0.74%) WebSphere
10 42 (0.71%) JBoss
11 39 (0.66%) Umbraco
12 30 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
13 24 (0.40%) WebLogic
13 24 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
14 23 (0.39%) GlassFish
14 23 (0.39%) Apache Solr
15 22 (0.37%) NServiceBus
16 21 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
17 20 (0.34%) Drupal
18 19 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 594 (10.02%) MS Excel
2 97 (1.64%) MS Office
3 30 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 16 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.17%) Mingle
7 9 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.10%) Mathematica
9 5 (0.084%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.084%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.067%) Revit
11 3 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.034%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.017%) Simulink
13 1 (0.017%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 55 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.12%) Line 500
2 7 (0.12%) Magento
3 5 (0.084%) Visualfiles
3 5 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.084%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.034%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.034%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.034%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.034%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.017%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.017%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.017%) Bond Adapt
6 1 (0.017%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.017%) SalesLogix
6 1 (0.017%) Line 100
6 1 (0.017%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.017%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 142 (2.40%) SaaS
2 75 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (0.73%) GitHub
4 33 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (0.35%) Force.com
7 11 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.15%) PaaS
9 4 (0.067%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.067%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.017%) Trello
10 1 (0.017%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.017%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.017%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 158 (2.67%) Internet
2 90 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 87 (1.47%) HTTP
4 47 (0.79%) Intranet
5 26 (0.44%) LDAP
6 23 (0.39%) Wireless
7 21 (0.35%) Network Security
8 17 (0.29%) Ethernet
9 16 (0.27%) Bluetooth
9 16 (0.27%) GPRS
9 16 (0.27%) SNMP
10 15 (0.25%) FTP
11 14 (0.24%) DNS
12 13 (0.22%) GSM
13 12 (0.20%) SSL
13 12 (0.20%) Firewall
14 11 (0.19%) SMTP
15 9 (0.15%) ZigBee
15 9 (0.15%) LAN
15 9 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2483 (41.89%) SQL Server
2 399 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 364 (6.14%) MySQL
4 268 (4.52%) Relational Database
5 207 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 178 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 159 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 149 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 127 (2.14%) NoSQL
10 120 (2.02%) Big Data
11 97 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
12 87 (1.47%) MongoDB
13 78 (1.32%) RDBMS
14 72 (1.21%) Oracle Database
15 65 (1.10%) RavenDB
16 63 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
17 55 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 48 (0.81%) Hadoop
19 34 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
20 30 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 799 (13.48%) Visual Studio
2 405 (6.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 348 (5.87%) NUnit
4 301 (5.08%) Git (software)
5 237 (4.00%) Subversion
6 143 (2.41%) Rhino Mocks
7 116 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 106 (1.79%) JIRA
9 103 (1.74%) Maven
10 102 (1.72%) Jenkins
11 100 (1.69%) Eclipse
12 96 (1.62%) Cucumber
12 96 (1.62%) Moq
13 91 (1.54%) Selenium
14 88 (1.48%) JUnit
15 78 (1.32%) ReSharper
16 55 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 52 (0.88%) WATIR
18 50 (0.84%) NCrunch
19 44 (0.74%) MSTest
General
1 833 (14.05%) Finance
2 265 (4.47%) Retail
3 185 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 183 (3.09%) Banking
5 134 (2.26%) Marketing
6 111 (1.87%) Games
7 101 (1.70%) Automotive
8 91 (1.54%) Back Office
9 82 (1.38%) Aerospace
10 69 (1.16%) Advertising
11 59 (1.00%) Investment Banking
12 51 (0.86%) Manufacturing
13 50 (0.84%) Front Office
14 47 (0.79%) Electronics
15 36 (0.61%) Law
16 35 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 31 (0.52%) Publishing
18 28 (0.47%) Multimedia
19 24 (0.40%) Legal
20 16 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3574 (60.30%) .NET
2 2390 (40.32%) ASP.NET
3 2250 (37.96%) HTML
4 1772 (29.90%) CSS
5 1139 (19.22%) jQuery
6 1023 (17.26%) XML
7 985 (16.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 921 (15.54%) .NET Framework
9 794 (13.40%) Web Services
10 735 (12.40%) WCF
11 599 (10.11%) HTML5
12 565 (9.53%) Ajax
13 547 (9.23%) WPF
14 502 (8.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 385 (6.50%) WinForms
16 352 (5.94%) LINQ
17 348 (5.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 306 (5.16%) SOAP
19 291 (4.91%) AngularJS
20 285 (4.81%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 910 (15.35%) Computer Science
2 388 (6.55%) Mathematics
3 317 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 240 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 227 (3.83%) Open Source
6 213 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
7 180 (3.04%) Physics
8 175 (2.95%) Algorithms
9 143 (2.41%) User Experience
10 121 (2.04%) Client/Server
11 106 (1.79%) N-Tier
12 75 (1.27%) Visualisation
13 63 (1.06%) Hedge funds
13 63 (1.06%) GIS
14 45 (0.76%) Social Media
15 42 (0.71%) Data Structures
16 37 (0.62%) NHS
17 36 (0.61%) Data Integration
18 33 (0.56%) Blackberry
19 32 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1014 (17.11%) Windows
2 751 (12.67%) Linux
3 281 (4.74%) UNIX
4 264 (4.45%) Android
5 232 (3.91%) Apple iOS
6 31 (0.52%) Solaris
6 31 (0.52%) Windows 8
7 29 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
8 27 (0.46%) Windows Phone
9 19 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 18 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.30%) BlackBerry OS
11 15 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
13 13 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 13 (0.22%) AIX
14 12 (0.20%) Debian
15 10 (0.17%) HPUX
16 8 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2113 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1747 (29.48%) MVC
3 1577 (26.61%) Software Engineering
4 1339 (22.59%) OO
5 800 (13.50%) TDD
6 754 (12.72%) Scrum
7 522 (8.81%) OOP
8 472 (7.96%) OOD
9 454 (7.66%) Unit Testing
10 415 (7.00%) Web Development
11 343 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
12 306 (5.16%) Multithreading
13 273 (4.61%) BDD
14 271 (4.57%) Mentoring
15 259 (4.37%) E-Commerce
16 227 (3.83%) UML
17 193 (3.26%) Project Management
18 156 (2.63%) Pair Programming
19 136 (2.29%) Android Development
19 136 (2.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4101 (69.19%) C#
2 2489 (41.99%) JavaScript
3 2338 (39.45%) SQL
4 1628 (27.47%) Java
5 1299 (21.92%) C++
6 849 (14.32%) VB.NET
7 632 (10.66%) T-SQL
8 464 (7.83%) PHP
9 456 (7.69%) C
10 351 (5.92%) VB
11 335 (5.65%) Python
12 204 (3.44%) Ruby
13 169 (2.85%) VB6
14 117 (1.97%) Perl
15 101 (1.70%) PL/SQL
16 81 (1.37%) Scala
17 74 (1.25%) Objective-C
18 73 (1.23%) VBA
18 73 (1.23%) Delphi
18 73 (1.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1642 (27.70%) Degree
2 130 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 112 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 84 (1.42%) PhD
5 43 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 32 (0.54%) SC Cleared
7 20 (0.34%) HND
8 19 (0.32%) MCPD
9 18 (0.30%) MCSD
10 14 (0.24%) MCP
11 11 (0.19%) MCTS
12 9 (0.15%) OCPJP
12 9 (0.15%) OCMJD
12 9 (0.15%) Sun Certification
12 9 (0.15%) Postgraduate
13 6 (0.10%) MCSE
13 6 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.067%) CSSLP
14 4 (0.067%) MCITP
15 2 (0.034%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (3.86%) QA
2 33 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 19 (0.32%) SLA
4 17 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.15%) TickIT
6 7 (0.12%) HL7
7 6 (0.10%) GAMP
7 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 4 (0.067%) COBIT
8 4 (0.067%) WCAG
9 2 (0.034%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.034%) JTAG
10 1 (0.017%) Section 508
10 1 (0.017%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.017%) DICOM
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 31 (0.52%) Active Directory
1 31 (0.52%) Firmware
2 20 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.10%) qmail
5 4 (0.067%) Samba
6 3 (0.051%) Snort
7 2 (0.034%) vSphere
7 2 (0.034%) Varnish
7 2 (0.034%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.017%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 31 (0.52%) Puppet
2 16 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.25%) logstash
4 12 (0.20%) Graphite
5 8 (0.13%) Nagios
6 7 (0.12%) StatsD
6 7 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.10%) yum
7 6 (0.10%) Zenoss
8 5 (0.084%) Kibana
8 5 (0.084%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.034%) Control-M
9 2 (0.034%) Opsview
10 1 (0.017%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.017%) SCCM
10 1 (0.017%) SCOM
10 1 (0.017%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.017%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1324 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 508 (8.57%) Oracle
3 80 (1.35%) Google
4 63 (1.06%) Twitter
5 59 (1.00%) Endeca
6 54 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
7 48 (0.81%) Xamarin
8 47 (0.79%) RedPrairie
9 44 (0.74%) Telerik
10 37 (0.62%) Zend
10 37 (0.62%) Adobe
11 36 (0.61%) Apple
12 34 (0.57%) Sybase
13 33 (0.56%) IBM
14 32 (0.54%) TOWER Software
15 27 (0.46%) Red Hat
16 23 (0.39%) Facebook
17 21 (0.35%) DevExpress
18 20 (0.34%) Sage
19 17 (0.29%) SAP
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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