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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 92 88 102
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3301 3249 3139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.82% 2.99% 2.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.98% 3.17% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2966 2874 2783
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 2997 £40,000 +14.28% 374
South East +10 881 £38,250 +9.28% 76
London -10 710 £52,500 +16.66% 70
East of England -28 299 £40,000 +14.28% 40
North West -3 268 £37,500 +19.04% 56
Yorkshire -17 246 £35,000 - 34
Scotland +5 209 £37,500 +7.14% 25
West Midlands +4 200 £35,000 +4.47% 31
South West -24 188 £36,000 +2.85% 25
Surrey +14 186 £47,500 +18.75% 20
West Yorkshire -1 178 £35,000 - 19
Manchester -1 171 £37,500 +15.38% 27
Hampshire 0 164 £32,500 -7.14% 15
East Midlands +8 157 £39,000 +11.42% 21
East Sussex +25 149 £35,000 -9.67% 5
Brighton +27 144 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Leeds -10 122 £35,000 +7.69% 11
City of London -75 110 £50,000 - 26
Cambridgeshire -19 109 £40,000 +6.66% 26
Oxfordshire +7 107 £33,000 +1.53% 5
Glasgow +12 105 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Berkshire -17 97 £40,000 - 15
Edinburgh -5 73 £41,750 +19.28% 13
Cambridge -25 73 £41,500 +18.57% 17
Reigate +25 70 £50,000 -
Cheshire +9 69 £37,500 +25.00% 13
Hertfordshire -32 67 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Essex -7 65 £37,500 +7.14% 5
West Sussex +11 63 £50,000 +42.85% 4
Oxford +7 60 £32,959 +15.64% 4

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4811 (67.18%) C#
2 4215 (58.86%) .NET
3 3053 (42.63%) SQL
4 2832 (39.55%) SQL Server
5 2736 (38.21%) ASP.NET
6 2559 (35.74%) JavaScript
7 2373 (33.14%) HTML
8 1989 (27.78%) Java
9 1890 (26.39%) Software Engineering
10 1791 (25.01%) CSS
11 1783 (24.90%) OO
12 1686 (23.54%) Degree
13 1656 (23.13%) MVC
14 1628 (22.73%) C++
15 1586 (22.15%) Microsoft
16 1291 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
17 1279 (17.86%) Computer Science
18 1219 (17.02%) Windows
19 1211 (16.91%) jQuery
20 1202 (16.79%) Finance
21 1070 (14.94%) WCF
22 1011 (14.12%) XML
23 955 (13.34%) Web Services
24 937 (13.08%) TDD
25 926 (12.93%) Linux
26 900 (12.57%) .NET Framework
27 831 (11.60%) Visual Studio
28 817 (11.41%) VB.NET
29 806 (11.26%) ASP.NET MVC
30 763 (10.65%) WPF

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 294 (4.11%) IIS
2 265 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 162 (2.26%) Tomcat
4 160 (2.23%) Apache
5 114 (1.59%) Node.js
6 71 (0.99%) CMS
7 52 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 41 (0.57%) WordPress
9 39 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 38 (0.53%) Apache Solr
11 37 (0.52%) Drupal
12 32 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
13 31 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
14 24 (0.34%) Confluence
14 24 (0.34%) NServiceBus
15 23 (0.32%) Umbraco
16 22 (0.31%) Joomla!
17 20 (0.28%) SAS
17 20 (0.28%) WebLogic
18 18 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 732 (10.22%) MS Excel
2 92 (1.28%) MS Office
3 12 (0.17%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.13%) MS Project
5 5 (0.070%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.056%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.042%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.028%) PrintSoft PReS
8 2 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.014%) Revit
9 1 (0.014%) Zemax
9 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.014%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 72 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.71%) Magento
3 27 (0.38%) Shopify
4 12 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 9 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.056%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.056%) Exstream
8 4 (0.056%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.042%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.042%) Front Arena
9 3 (0.042%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.042%) GoldMine
9 3 (0.042%) Exchequer
9 3 (0.042%) Summit
9 3 (0.042%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.042%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.028%) LatentZero
10 2 (0.028%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 155 (2.16%) SaaS
2 83 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (0.59%) GitHub
5 26 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.11%) Force.com
7 8 (0.11%) PaaS
8 3 (0.042%) Heroku
8 3 (0.042%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.042%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.028%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.028%) IaaS
10 1 (0.014%) ElastiCache
10 1 (0.014%) Office 365
10 1 (0.014%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 160 (2.23%) Internet
2 114 (1.59%) HTTP
3 87 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 53 (0.74%) Intranet
5 35 (0.49%) LDAP
6 30 (0.42%) FTP
7 21 (0.29%) SMTP
8 17 (0.24%) VoIP
9 16 (0.22%) SSH
10 14 (0.20%) SSL
11 11 (0.15%) DNS
11 11 (0.15%) SMS
12 8 (0.11%) Broadband
12 8 (0.11%) SNMP
12 8 (0.11%) Wireless
13 7 (0.098%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (0.084%) Extranet
14 6 (0.084%) GPRS
14 6 (0.084%) UMTS
14 6 (0.084%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2832 (39.55%) SQL Server
2 638 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 498 (6.95%) MySQL
4 384 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 353 (4.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 315 (4.40%) Big Data
7 247 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 225 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 179 (2.50%) Hadoop
10 172 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 136 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
12 130 (1.82%) NoSQL
13 128 (1.79%) RDBMS
14 110 (1.54%) Oracle Database
15 101 (1.41%) MongoDB
16 92 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
17 72 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
18 68 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
19 65 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 42 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 831 (11.60%) Visual Studio
2 372 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 272 (3.80%) Git (software)
4 259 (3.62%) NUnit
5 254 (3.55%) Subversion
6 146 (2.04%) Maven
7 113 (1.58%) Selenium
8 103 (1.44%) JUnit
9 81 (1.13%) SpecFlow
10 75 (1.05%) Jenkins
11 71 (0.99%) Eclipse
11 71 (0.99%) Rhino Mocks
12 69 (0.96%) JIRA
13 62 (0.87%) Moq
14 55 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 49 (0.68%) Cucumber
16 45 (0.63%) Mercurial
17 44 (0.61%) Ant
18 41 (0.57%) FitNesse
18 41 (0.57%) MSTest
General
1 1202 (16.79%) Finance
2 363 (5.07%) Games
3 192 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 189 (2.64%) Marketing
5 186 (2.60%) Retail
6 161 (2.25%) Banking
7 99 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 94 (1.31%) Back Office
9 87 (1.21%) Publishing
10 83 (1.16%) Advertising
10 83 (1.16%) Investment Banking
11 65 (0.91%) Front Office
12 55 (0.77%) Automotive
13 51 (0.71%) Legal
14 45 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
15 44 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 44 (0.61%) Electronics
16 43 (0.60%) Law
17 20 (0.28%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.21%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4215 (58.86%) .NET
2 2736 (38.21%) ASP.NET
3 2373 (33.14%) HTML
4 1791 (25.01%) CSS
5 1211 (16.91%) jQuery
6 1070 (14.94%) WCF
7 1011 (14.12%) XML
8 955 (13.34%) Web Services
9 900 (12.57%) .NET Framework
10 806 (11.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 763 (10.65%) WPF
12 700 (9.78%) HTML5
13 665 (9.29%) WinForms
14 499 (6.97%) Ajax
15 343 (4.79%) LINQ
16 341 (4.76%) Spring
17 333 (4.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 327 (4.57%) SOAP
19 318 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 270 (3.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1279 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 539 (7.53%) Mathematics
3 304 (4.25%) Mobile App
4 253 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 241 (3.37%) Physics
6 205 (2.86%) Open Source
7 173 (2.42%) Hedge funds
8 132 (1.84%) Client/Server
9 115 (1.61%) N-Tier
10 68 (0.95%) Derivative
11 66 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
12 61 (0.85%) NHS
13 60 (0.84%) Visualisation
14 56 (0.78%) Equities
15 54 (0.75%) Social Media
16 45 (0.63%) GIS
17 44 (0.61%) Management Information System
17 44 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 44 (0.61%) SystemC
18 43 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1219 (17.02%) Windows
2 926 (12.93%) Linux
3 449 (6.27%) UNIX
4 392 (5.47%) Android
5 280 (3.91%) Apple iOS
6 42 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (0.56%) Windows Phone
8 34 (0.47%) Windows CE
9 31 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (0.39%) BlackBerry OS
10 28 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 26 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 22 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
12 22 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 19 (0.27%) CentOS
14 18 (0.25%) Windows 7
15 16 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (0.22%) Fedora
16 13 (0.18%) AIX
16 13 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1890 (26.39%) Software Engineering
2 1783 (24.90%) OO
3 1656 (23.13%) MVC
4 1291 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
5 937 (13.08%) TDD
6 761 (10.63%) Scrum
7 553 (7.72%) OOD
8 547 (7.64%) Unit Testing
9 542 (7.57%) OOP
10 403 (5.63%) Web Development
11 339 (4.73%) Multithreading
12 300 (4.19%) E-Commerce
13 291 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
14 247 (3.45%) BDD
15 234 (3.27%) SOA
16 192 (2.68%) Project Management
17 185 (2.58%) UML
18 176 (2.46%) Android Development
19 167 (2.33%) MVVM
20 165 (2.30%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4811 (67.18%) C#
2 3053 (42.63%) SQL
3 2559 (35.74%) JavaScript
4 1989 (27.78%) Java
5 1628 (22.73%) C++
6 817 (11.41%) VB.NET
7 703 (9.82%) T-SQL
8 599 (8.36%) PHP
9 519 (7.25%) Python
10 502 (7.01%) C
11 365 (5.10%) VB
12 262 (3.66%) Ruby
13 225 (3.14%) Perl
14 162 (2.26%) Scala
15 160 (2.23%) F#
16 143 (2.00%) VB6
17 140 (1.96%) PL/SQL
18 109 (1.52%) Objective-C
19 93 (1.30%) VBA
20 88 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1686 (23.54%) Degree
2 178 (2.49%) PhD
3 136 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 116 (1.62%) Security Cleared
5 34 (0.47%) DV Cleared
5 34 (0.47%) SC Cleared
6 32 (0.45%) MCP
7 22 (0.31%) MCSD
8 14 (0.20%) MCAD
8 14 (0.20%) MCTS
8 14 (0.20%) ISEB
9 11 (0.15%) MCPD
10 6 (0.084%) HND
11 5 (0.070%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.070%) CCNP
12 4 (0.056%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.056%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.042%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.042%) MCSE
13 3 (0.042%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (3.24%) QA
2 30 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 23 (0.32%) HL7
4 11 (0.15%) SLA
5 7 (0.098%) GAMP
5 7 (0.098%) TickIT
6 4 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.056%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.042%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.042%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.014%) DICOM
9 1 (0.014%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 13 (0.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.056%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.056%) SpamAssassin
3 3 (0.042%) HDFS
3 3 (0.042%) OpenSSH
4 2 (0.028%) vSphere
4 2 (0.028%) Squid
4 2 (0.028%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.028%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.014%) KVM
5 1 (0.014%) Xen
5 1 (0.014%) Samba
5 1 (0.014%) Snort
5 1 (0.014%) Varnish
5 1 (0.014%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 54 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 18 (0.25%) Puppet
5 10 (0.14%) logstash
6 9 (0.13%) YUM
7 4 (0.056%) Nagios
8 2 (0.028%) Sysprep
8 2 (0.028%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.028%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.014%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.014%) SCCM
9 1 (0.014%) SCOM
9 1 (0.014%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.014%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.014%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1586 (22.15%) Microsoft
2 699 (9.76%) Oracle
3 164 (2.29%) Google
4 135 (1.89%) Facebook
5 99 (1.38%) Zend
6 80 (1.12%) JBoss
7 55 (0.77%) SAP
8 52 (0.73%) Red Hat
8 52 (0.73%) Twitter
9 51 (0.71%) Sybase
10 41 (0.57%) DevExpress
11 33 (0.46%) Panasonic
12 31 (0.43%) IBM
13 26 (0.36%) Adobe
14 25 (0.35%) Telerik
14 25 (0.35%) Xamarin
14 25 (0.35%) Sencha
15 18 (0.25%) Endeca
16 17 (0.24%) RedPrairie
17 16 (0.22%) Coverity
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + good pension & other benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £39000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £95000 per annum + excellent bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + company bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £50,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £60,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bath, Avon
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago