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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 97 91 104
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3116 3066 3032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.68% 2.88% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 3.06% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2718 2748 2705
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 -8 2813 £40,000 +11.11% 324
South East +15 846 £40,000 +14.28% 48
London -40 572 £50,000 +5.26% 70
East of England -23 277 £40,000 +14.28% 36
Yorkshire -11 267 £35,000 - 33
North West -12 255 £37,500 +15.38% 59
Surrey +21 219 £47,500 +18.75% 10
Scotland +13 195 £37,500 - 25
South West -34 193 £35,000 +2.94% 25
West Midlands +1 184 £35,000 +6.06% 19
West Yorkshire -4 182 £35,000 - 16
Hampshire -10 156 £35,000 - 6
East Midlands +2 154 £38,500 +10.00% 16
Manchester -7 144 £37,500 +15.38% 32
East Sussex +17 119 £35,000 -20.45% 4
Brighton +20 114 £35,000 -20.45% 4
Leeds -18 113 £32,500 - 8
Berkshire -14 110 £40,000 - 4
City of London -54 110 £51,250 +2.50% 18
Cambridgeshire -23 105 £40,000 +6.66% 16
Glasgow +21 89 £37,000 -7.50% 11
Reigate +24 79 £50,000 +25.00%
Edinburgh +12 78 £41,500 +10.66% 12
Hertfordshire -9 78 £40,000 +8.10% 11
Oxfordshire -10 76 £32,000 -5.88% 11
North East +4 72 £32,500 -10.34% 18
Cheshire +2 70 £30,000 -13.04% 12
Cambridge -31 69 £42,000 +15.86% 14
North Yorkshire -4 62 £35,000 -9.67% 11
Tyne and Wear +1 61 £33,500 -8.21% 13

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4619 (67.87%) C#
2 4062 (59.68%) .NET
3 2864 (42.08%) SQL
4 2721 (39.98%) SQL Server
5 2620 (38.50%) ASP.NET
6 2611 (38.36%) JavaScript
7 2393 (35.16%) HTML
8 1904 (27.98%) Java
9 1807 (26.55%) CSS
10 1801 (26.46%) Software Engineering
11 1711 (25.14%) OO
12 1666 (24.48%) Degree
13 1643 (24.14%) MVC
14 1548 (22.74%) C++
14 1548 (22.74%) Microsoft
15 1273 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
16 1246 (18.31%) jQuery
17 1244 (18.28%) Computer Science
18 1117 (16.41%) Windows
19 1100 (16.16%) Finance
20 998 (14.66%) XML
21 985 (14.47%) WCF
22 913 (13.41%) TDD
23 908 (13.34%) .NET Framework
24 899 (13.21%) Web Services
25 870 (12.78%) Linux
26 836 (12.28%) VB.NET
27 833 (12.24%) Visual Studio
28 786 (11.55%) ASP.NET MVC
29 731 (10.74%) MS Excel

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 316 (4.64%) IIS
2 267 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 142 (2.09%) Tomcat
4 137 (2.01%) Apache
5 119 (1.75%) Node.js
6 63 (0.93%) CMS
7 55 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 49 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 40 (0.59%) WordPress
10 37 (0.54%) Apache Solr
11 36 (0.53%) Confluence
11 36 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 36 (0.53%) Drupal
12 34 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 29 (0.43%) NServiceBus
14 25 (0.37%) Umbraco
15 24 (0.35%) Joomla!
16 23 (0.34%) WebLogic
17 21 (0.31%) nginx
18 16 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 731 (10.74%) MS Excel
2 109 (1.60%) MS Office
3 10 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.12%) MS Project
5 6 (0.088%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.059%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.044%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.029%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.029%) PrintSoft PReS
8 2 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.015%) Revit
9 1 (0.015%) Zemax
9 1 (0.015%) Mingle
9 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.015%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 79 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.63%) Magento
3 20 (0.29%) Shopify
4 12 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 9 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.073%) Visualfiles
9 4 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.044%) Exchequer
10 3 (0.044%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.044%) GoldMine
10 3 (0.044%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.029%) Markit EDM
11 2 (0.029%) Line 500
11 2 (0.029%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.029%) Summit
11 2 (0.029%) LatentZero
11 2 (0.029%) Exstream
12 1 (0.015%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 129 (1.90%) SaaS
2 85 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (0.75%) GitHub
5 27 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.13%) Force.com
8 8 (0.12%) PaaS
9 3 (0.044%) Heroku
9 3 (0.044%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.029%) Office 365
10 2 (0.029%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.029%) IaaS
11 1 (0.015%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 158 (2.32%) Internet
2 104 (1.53%) HTTP
3 88 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 63 (0.93%) Intranet
5 31 (0.46%) LDAP
6 29 (0.43%) FTP
7 21 (0.31%) SMTP
8 17 (0.25%) VoIP
9 16 (0.24%) SSL
9 16 (0.24%) SSH
10 13 (0.19%) DNS
10 13 (0.19%) SMS
11 10 (0.15%) GPRS
11 10 (0.15%) Extranet
12 8 (0.12%) Broadband
12 8 (0.12%) Wireless
13 7 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.10%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.088%) UMTS
14 6 (0.088%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2721 (39.98%) SQL Server
2 614 (9.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 465 (6.83%) MySQL
4 377 (5.54%) Relational Database
5 313 (4.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 279 (4.10%) Big Data
7 247 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 212 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 166 (2.44%) Hadoop
10 157 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 126 (1.85%) NoSQL
12 117 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
13 108 (1.59%) RDBMS
14 104 (1.53%) Oracle Database
15 100 (1.47%) MongoDB
16 94 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
17 81 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
18 60 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 57 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
20 39 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 833 (12.24%) Visual Studio
2 376 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 308 (4.53%) NUnit
4 302 (4.44%) Git (software)
5 262 (3.85%) Subversion
6 127 (1.87%) Maven
7 112 (1.65%) Rhino Mocks
8 107 (1.57%) Selenium
9 101 (1.48%) JUnit
10 85 (1.25%) Jenkins
11 81 (1.19%) JIRA
11 81 (1.19%) Moq
12 77 (1.13%) SpecFlow
13 75 (1.10%) Cucumber
14 65 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 65 (0.96%) Eclipse
15 56 (0.82%) ReSharper
16 54 (0.79%) TeamCity
17 53 (0.78%) MSTest
18 45 (0.66%) Ant
General
1 1100 (16.16%) Finance
2 345 (5.07%) Games
3 194 (2.85%) Marketing
4 178 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 176 (2.59%) Retail
6 165 (2.42%) Banking
7 91 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 90 (1.32%) Back Office
9 82 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 81 (1.19%) Advertising
11 79 (1.16%) Publishing
12 66 (0.97%) Front Office
13 64 (0.94%) Automotive
14 57 (0.84%) Legal
15 46 (0.68%) Law
16 41 (0.60%) Electronics
17 35 (0.51%) Financial Institution
18 34 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
19 33 (0.48%) Aerospace
20 22 (0.32%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4062 (59.68%) .NET
2 2620 (38.50%) ASP.NET
3 2393 (35.16%) HTML
4 1807 (26.55%) CSS
5 1246 (18.31%) jQuery
6 998 (14.66%) XML
7 985 (14.47%) WCF
8 908 (13.34%) .NET Framework
9 899 (13.21%) Web Services
10 786 (11.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 680 (9.99%) HTML5
12 659 (9.68%) WPF
13 573 (8.42%) WinForms
14 490 (7.20%) Ajax
15 374 (5.50%) LINQ
16 355 (5.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 332 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 320 (4.70%) SOAP
19 306 (4.50%) CSS3
20 289 (4.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1244 (18.28%) Computer Science
2 542 (7.96%) Mathematics
3 278 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 249 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
5 223 (3.28%) Physics
6 199 (2.92%) Open Source
7 141 (2.07%) Client/Server
8 135 (1.98%) Hedge funds
9 104 (1.53%) N-Tier
10 69 (1.01%) Visualisation
11 64 (0.94%) 3D Graphics
12 59 (0.87%) Derivative
13 57 (0.84%) GIS
14 51 (0.75%) Equities
15 44 (0.65%) Social Media
16 43 (0.63%) NHS
17 42 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 41 (0.60%) Blackberry
19 36 (0.53%) Fixed Income
20 35 (0.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1117 (16.41%) Windows
2 870 (12.78%) Linux
3 437 (6.42%) UNIX
4 363 (5.33%) Android
5 243 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 40 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (0.43%) Windows Phone
9 28 (0.41%) Windows CE
10 25 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 24 (0.35%) BlackBerry OS
12 21 (0.31%) Windows 8
12 21 (0.31%) CentOS
12 21 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 18 (0.26%) Fedora
13 18 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 17 (0.25%) Windows 7
15 16 (0.24%) AIX
15 16 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1801 (26.46%) Software Engineering
2 1711 (25.14%) OO
3 1643 (24.14%) MVC
4 1273 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
5 913 (13.41%) TDD
6 694 (10.20%) Scrum
7 552 (8.11%) OOD
8 548 (8.05%) Unit Testing
9 509 (7.48%) OOP
10 381 (5.60%) Web Development
11 338 (4.97%) Multithreading
12 286 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
13 277 (4.07%) E-Commerce
14 258 (3.79%) BDD
15 208 (3.06%) SOA
16 207 (3.04%) Project Management
17 179 (2.63%) CRM
18 175 (2.57%) Android Development
19 172 (2.53%) UML
20 155 (2.28%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 4619 (67.87%) C#
2 2864 (42.08%) SQL
3 2611 (38.36%) JavaScript
4 1904 (27.98%) Java
5 1548 (22.74%) C++
6 836 (12.28%) VB.NET
7 661 (9.71%) T-SQL
8 554 (8.14%) PHP
9 496 (7.29%) C
10 471 (6.92%) Python
11 401 (5.89%) VB
12 263 (3.86%) Ruby
13 190 (2.79%) Perl
14 166 (2.44%) VB6
15 138 (2.03%) Scala
16 133 (1.95%) PL/SQL
17 116 (1.70%) F#
18 99 (1.45%) Shell Script
19 95 (1.40%) Objective-C
20 86 (1.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1666 (24.48%) Degree
2 163 (2.39%) PhD
3 125 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 125 (1.84%) Security Cleared
4 37 (0.54%) DV Cleared
5 35 (0.51%) SC Cleared
6 26 (0.38%) MCSD
7 23 (0.34%) MCP
8 14 (0.21%) MCAD
9 13 (0.19%) HND
9 13 (0.19%) ISEB
10 9 (0.13%) MCTS
11 7 (0.10%) MCSE
12 5 (0.073%) MCPD
12 5 (0.073%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.073%) Postgraduate
12 5 (0.073%) CCNP
13 4 (0.059%) Sun Certification
13 4 (0.059%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.044%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (2.92%) QA
2 28 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 17 (0.25%) SLA
4 15 (0.22%) HL7
5 8 (0.12%) GAMP
6 6 (0.088%) TickIT
7 4 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.059%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.044%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.029%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.015%) DICOM
10 1 (0.015%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.073%) Samba
3 4 (0.059%) Snort
3 4 (0.059%) SpamAssassin
4 3 (0.044%) HDFS
4 3 (0.044%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.044%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.044%) OpenSSH
5 2 (0.029%) vSphere
5 2 (0.029%) Squid
5 2 (0.029%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.015%) Xen
6 1 (0.015%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 49 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 24 (0.35%) Puppet
4 18 (0.26%) logstash
5 9 (0.13%) YUM
6 3 (0.044%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.044%) Nagios
7 2 (0.029%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.015%) SCCM
8 1 (0.015%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.015%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.015%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.015%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1548 (22.74%) Microsoft
2 658 (9.67%) Oracle
3 139 (2.04%) Google
4 112 (1.65%) Facebook
5 88 (1.29%) Zend
6 70 (1.03%) JBoss
7 57 (0.84%) Twitter
8 53 (0.78%) SAP
8 53 (0.78%) Red Hat
9 41 (0.60%) DevExpress
10 40 (0.59%) Sybase
11 31 (0.46%) Telerik
12 30 (0.44%) Endeca
12 30 (0.44%) IBM
12 30 (0.44%) RedPrairie
13 29 (0.43%) Panasonic
14 28 (0.41%) Sencha
15 25 (0.37%) Adobe
16 23 (0.34%) TOWER Software
17 22 (0.32%) Sage
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + pension + other benefits
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