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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 111 111 94
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2668 2902 3683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.75% 2.62% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 2.72% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2469 2567 3294
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £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
93569 106792 116655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.49% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 78866 88051 95388
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +1 2499 £40,000 - 369
South East +50 915 £42,500 - 98
London -32 484 £50,000 +5.26% 74
Hampshire +38 287 £40,000 - 35
North West +29 196 £39,000 +11.42% 36
Yorkshire +7 195 £36,000 -4.00% 32
East of England -37 183 £40,000 +6.66% 45
West Midlands -27 172 £35,000 - 15
Surrey +44 168 £47,500 - 17
South West -37 165 £40,000 +14.28% 39
Berkshire +54 159 £45,000 -10.00% 16
East Midlands -5 142 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Southampton +42 127 £39,375 +12.50% 11
West Yorkshire -11 124 £36,000 -4.00% 26
Oxfordshire +20 119 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Manchester +30 117 £40,000 - 21
Cambridgeshire -4 103 £43,500 -3.33% 35
West Sussex +27 83 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Cambridge -6 83 £42,500 -5.55% 29
City of London -17 77 £57,500 +21.05% 16
Scotland +15 67 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Reading +24 66 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Leicestershire +23 66 £42,500 -1.16% 6
Leeds -5 65 £35,000 -12.50% 14
North East +9 63 £34,875 -12.81% 13
Tyne and Wear +5 57 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Wales +36 51 £31,000 -11.42% 2
Buckinghamshire +33 47 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Staffordshire +15 47 £37,500 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 47 £35,000 -12.50% 12

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 3403 (62.45%) C#
2 3102 (56.93%) .NET
3 2296 (42.14%) SQL
4 2293 (42.08%) JavaScript
5 2291 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
6 2035 (37.35%) SQL Server
7 1981 (36.36%) HTML
8 1858 (34.10%) ASP.NET
9 1670 (30.65%) MVC
10 1627 (29.86%) CSS
11 1557 (28.57%) Java
12 1438 (26.39%) Degree
13 1405 (25.78%) Software Engineering
14 1158 (21.25%) C++
15 1136 (20.85%) jQuery
16 1071 (19.65%) Microsoft
17 967 (17.75%) OO
18 937 (17.20%) Computer Science
19 927 (17.01%) Finance
20 875 (16.06%) Windows
21 866 (15.89%) TDD
22 848 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC
23 840 (15.42%) Web Services
24 823 (15.10%) .NET Framework
25 779 (14.30%) Scrum
26 748 (13.73%) XML
27 705 (12.94%) SDLC
28 693 (12.72%) Visual Studio
29 651 (11.95%) WCF
30 640 (11.75%) Linux

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
1 192 (3.52%) IIS
2 136 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 90 (1.65%) JBoss
4 88 (1.61%) Apache
5 81 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
6 79 (1.45%) Tomcat
7 56 (1.03%) WebLogic
8 47 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
8 47 (0.86%) WebSphere
9 46 (0.84%) CMS
10 34 (0.62%) Apache Spark
11 24 (0.44%) Confluence
12 23 (0.42%) Apache Solr
12 23 (0.42%) GlassFish
13 19 (0.35%) WordPress
14 17 (0.31%) NServiceBus
15 14 (0.26%) Mule
16 13 (0.24%) SAS
17 11 (0.20%) Umbraco
18 10 (0.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 497 (9.12%) MS Excel
2 78 (1.43%) MS Office
3 27 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 16 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.092%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.055%) Abaqus
8 3 (0.055%) HipChat
8 3 (0.055%) NASTRAN
9 2 (0.037%) MS Project
9 2 (0.037%) Simulink
10 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.018%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.018%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 43 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.24%) Magento
3 13 (0.24%) SAP Business One
4 9 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.11%) Infor M3
7 5 (0.092%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.092%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.092%) ReMetrica
8 4 (0.073%) SystmOne
9 3 (0.055%) Beauchamp
9 3 (0.055%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.037%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.037%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.037%) Sage CRM
10 2 (0.037%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.037%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 225 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 173 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 134 (2.46%) SaaS
4 68 (1.25%) GitHub
5 49 (0.90%) PaaS
6 27 (0.50%) IaaS
7 25 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.26%) Google App Engine
10 12 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.15%) Force.com
12 8 (0.15%) Office 365
13 7 (0.13%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.073%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.055%) iTunes
17 2 (0.037%) Firebase
17 2 (0.037%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 91 (1.67%) Internet
2 89 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 81 (1.49%) HTTP
4 18 (0.33%) Wireless
5 17 (0.31%) VPN
6 16 (0.29%) Intranet
7 15 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (0.20%) Bluetooth
8 11 (0.20%) SSH
9 10 (0.18%) DNS
9 10 (0.18%) LDAP
10 9 (0.17%) SNMP
11 7 (0.13%) Network Security
11 7 (0.13%) NFC
11 7 (0.13%) SSL
12 6 (0.11%) Firewall
12 6 (0.11%) FTP
12 6 (0.11%) Skype
12 6 (0.11%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.092%) SPDY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2035 (37.35%) SQL Server
2 392 (7.19%) Relational Database
3 389 (7.14%) MySQL
4 263 (4.83%) NoSQL
5 235 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 176 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 171 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 164 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 142 (2.61%) MongoDB
10 139 (2.55%) Big Data
11 127 (2.33%) RDBMS
12 110 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
13 97 (1.78%) Oracle Database
14 78 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
15 72 (1.32%) Hadoop
16 68 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
17 67 (1.23%) Redis
18 63 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
19 54 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
20 53 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 693 (12.72%) Visual Studio
2 442 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 438 (8.04%) Git (software)
4 286 (5.25%) Subversion
5 206 (3.78%) NUnit
6 191 (3.51%) Maven
7 185 (3.40%) JIRA
8 167 (3.06%) Selenium
9 164 (3.01%) Jenkins
10 153 (2.81%) JUnit
11 113 (2.07%) Eclipse
12 90 (1.65%) Moq
13 74 (1.36%) Jasmine
14 67 (1.23%) Cucumber
15 65 (1.19%) TeamCity
16 62 (1.14%) SpecFlow
17 51 (0.94%) MSTest
17 51 (0.94%) ReSharper
18 44 (0.81%) CruiseControl
19 42 (0.77%) Mockito
General
1 927 (17.01%) Finance
2 291 (5.34%) Telecoms
3 230 (4.22%) Games
4 193 (3.54%) Retail
5 191 (3.51%) Banking
6 155 (2.84%) Marketing
7 118 (2.17%) Aerospace
8 102 (1.87%) Automotive
9 100 (1.84%) Manufacturing
10 69 (1.27%) Advertising
10 69 (1.27%) Back Office
11 54 (0.99%) Legal
12 49 (0.90%) Electronics
13 44 (0.81%) Publishing
14 36 (0.66%) Investment Banking
15 34 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 31 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
17 28 (0.51%) Law
18 26 (0.48%) Front Office
19 22 (0.40%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3102 (56.93%) .NET
2 1981 (36.36%) HTML
3 1858 (34.10%) ASP.NET
4 1627 (29.86%) CSS
5 1136 (20.85%) jQuery
6 848 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 840 (15.42%) Web Services
8 823 (15.10%) .NET Framework
9 748 (13.73%) XML
10 651 (11.95%) WCF
11 592 (10.86%) HTML5
12 548 (10.06%) AngularJS
13 425 (7.80%) WPF
14 371 (6.81%) Ajax
15 361 (6.63%) Entity Framework
16 358 (6.57%) ASP.NET Web API
17 357 (6.55%) Spring
18 348 (6.39%) CSS3
19 298 (5.47%) WinForms
20 291 (5.34%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 937 (17.20%) Computer Science
2 372 (6.83%) Mathematics
3 334 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 198 (3.63%) Mobile App
5 190 (3.49%) Algorithms
6 149 (2.73%) User Experience
7 148 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
8 129 (2.37%) Physics
9 97 (1.78%) Visualisation
10 84 (1.54%) N-Tier
11 74 (1.36%) iPad
12 60 (1.10%) Data Structures
13 55 (1.01%) Management Information System
14 49 (0.90%) Hedge funds
15 43 (0.79%) Derivative
16 42 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
17 40 (0.73%) EPoS
18 36 (0.66%) Client/Server
19 35 (0.64%) Driving Licence
20 34 (0.62%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 875 (16.06%) Windows
2 640 (11.75%) Linux
3 308 (5.65%) Android
4 246 (4.51%) Unix
5 227 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 98 (1.80%) Windows Server
7 60 (1.10%) Mac OS X
8 42 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
11 26 (0.48%) Mac OS
11 26 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (0.37%) Debian
13 17 (0.31%) AIX
13 17 (0.31%) CentOS
13 17 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 16 (0.29%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.28%) Windows 7
16 14 (0.26%) Tizen
17 13 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2291 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1670 (30.65%) MVC
3 1405 (25.78%) Software Engineering
4 967 (17.75%) OO
5 866 (15.89%) TDD
6 779 (14.30%) Scrum
7 705 (12.94%) SDLC
8 543 (9.97%) Web Development
9 465 (8.53%) OOP
10 452 (8.30%) Unit Testing
11 356 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
12 311 (5.71%) OOD
13 280 (5.14%) Mentoring
14 258 (4.73%) BDD
15 236 (4.33%) Multithreading
16 214 (3.93%) SOA
17 201 (3.69%) Open Source
18 192 (3.52%) UML
19 181 (3.32%) Business Intelligence
20 178 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3403 (62.45%) C#
2 2296 (42.14%) SQL
3 2293 (42.08%) JavaScript
4 1557 (28.57%) Java
5 1158 (21.25%) C++
6 571 (10.48%) Python
7 536 (9.84%) VB.NET
8 498 (9.14%) T-SQL
9 492 (9.03%) PHP
10 408 (7.49%) C
11 234 (4.29%) VB
12 224 (4.11%) Ruby
13 151 (2.77%) Perl
14 146 (2.68%) PL/SQL
15 111 (2.04%) Scala
16 104 (1.91%) Objective-C
17 93 (1.71%) VBA
18 88 (1.61%) Bash Shell
19 73 (1.34%) VB6
20 62 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1438 (26.39%) Degree
2 176 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 153 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 103 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 66 (1.21%) PhD
6 49 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 41 (0.75%) MCTS
8 29 (0.53%) MCSD
9 24 (0.44%) MCAD
10 19 (0.35%) HND
11 18 (0.33%) DBS Check
11 18 (0.33%) MCPD
12 8 (0.15%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.15%) Postgraduate
12 8 (0.15%) Sun Certification
13 6 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.11%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.11%) MCP
13 6 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (0.092%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (5.58%) QA
2 33 (0.61%) SDET
3 15 (0.28%) SLA
4 13 (0.24%) GAMP
5 8 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.037%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.018%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.018%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.018%) TickIT
System Software
1 39 (0.72%) Docker
2 34 (0.62%) Firmware
3 23 (0.42%) Varnish
4 16 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.13%) Btrfs
7 7 (0.13%) NFS
8 5 (0.092%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.092%) HDFS
8 5 (0.092%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.073%) Cygwin
10 2 (0.037%) Ceph
10 2 (0.037%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.037%) zsh
11 1 (0.018%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.018%) iptables
11 1 (0.018%) Squid
11 1 (0.018%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (0.99%) Puppet
2 41 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (0.48%) Ansible
4 19 (0.35%) Control-M
5 7 (0.13%) Mesos
6 6 (0.11%) Salt
7 4 (0.073%) Rundeck
8 3 (0.055%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.037%) logstash
9 2 (0.037%) StatsD
9 2 (0.037%) Wonderware InTouch
10 1 (0.018%) Cacti
10 1 (0.018%) everRun
10 1 (0.018%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.018%) Marathon
10 1 (0.018%) Nagios
10 1 (0.018%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1071 (19.65%) Microsoft
2 547 (10.04%) Oracle
3 68 (1.25%) Xamarin
4 67 (1.23%) Google
5 62 (1.14%) SAP
6 49 (0.90%) Apple
7 44 (0.81%) TOWER Software
8 40 (0.73%) Telerik
9 36 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
10 27 (0.50%) IBM
10 27 (0.50%) Informatica
11 24 (0.44%) Sybase
12 23 (0.42%) VMware
13 22 (0.40%) EPiServer
13 22 (0.40%) Zend
14 20 (0.37%) Progress
15 19 (0.35%) Twitter
16 18 (0.33%) Red Hat
17 16 (0.29%) DevExpress
18 13 (0.24%) Sage
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum + gd benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 45-48k
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energon People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Flexible Working etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £350000 Per Annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 55k per year + open to all levels
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits Package!
Posted: Yesterday