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 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 104 126 113
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2688 2659 2949
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.83% 2.43% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 2.53% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2507 2401 2573
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
91484 105195 110265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76513 87677 89230
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

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 September 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 September 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 +26 2505 £40,000 - 400
South East +17 642 £42,000 -1.17% 92
London +59 567 £50,000 +5.26% 83
North West +47 316 £40,000 +14.28% 46
East of England +28 247 £40,000 - 36
Hampshire +25 220 £40,000 - 33
Manchester +34 203 £40,000 +14.28% 26
South West -34 203 £37,500 +7.14% 51
Yorkshire +45 185 £37,500 +7.14% 37
West Midlands +2 175 £35,000 -4.10% 26
East Midlands -1 148 £40,000 +14.28% 14
West Yorkshire +45 132 £37,500 - 26
Cambridgeshire +32 131 £40,000 - 20
Berkshire +23 125 £45,000 -5.26% 16
Surrey -10 99 £45,000 - 14
Cambridge +18 93 £37,500 -9.09% 15
Oxfordshire +11 89 £38,500 +2.66% 16
City of London +65 79 £57,500 -2.12% 17
Leeds +43 73 £37,500 - 17
Cheshire +65 72 £40,000 +14.28% 14
Hertfordshire +28 69 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Bristol -11 69 £37,500 -9.63% 14
Scotland +6 65 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Wales +28 57 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Birmingham -25 56 £35,000 - 9
Southampton +6 54 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Leicestershire +30 53 £42,750 +37.90% 3
Staffordshire +33 51 £36,000 +2.85% 11
Nottinghamshire -29 48 £40,000 +14.28% 7
South Wales +27 44 £37,500 -6.25% 13

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 3415 (63.24%) C#
2 3240 (60.00%) .NET
3 2354 (43.59%) JavaScript
4 2348 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
5 2302 (42.63%) SQL
6 2091 (38.72%) HTML
7 1950 (36.11%) SQL Server
8 1929 (35.72%) ASP.NET
9 1843 (34.13%) MVC
10 1724 (31.93%) CSS
11 1493 (27.65%) Java
12 1400 (25.93%) Software Engineering
13 1309 (24.24%) Degree
14 1137 (21.06%) jQuery
15 995 (18.43%) C++
16 979 (18.13%) Microsoft
17 973 (18.02%) ASP.NET MVC
18 962 (17.81%) Finance
19 938 (17.37%) Computer Science
20 910 (16.85%) OO
21 895 (16.57%) TDD
22 827 (15.31%) .NET Framework
23 811 (15.02%) Scrum
24 802 (14.85%) Web Services
25 736 (13.63%) SDLC
26 721 (13.35%) XML
27 714 (13.22%) Windows
28 657 (12.17%) WCF
29 646 (11.96%) Visual Studio
30 645 (11.94%) AngularJS

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
1 158 (2.93%) IIS
2 128 (2.37%) SharePoint
3 111 (2.06%) Tomcat
4 101 (1.87%) JBoss
5 99 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
6 87 (1.61%) Apache
7 76 (1.41%) CMS
8 61 (1.13%) WebLogic
9 58 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 51 (0.94%) Apache Spark
11 49 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
12 38 (0.70%) Apache Solr
13 28 (0.52%) Confluence
14 27 (0.50%) NServiceBus
14 27 (0.50%) Umbraco
15 22 (0.41%) nginx
16 13 (0.24%) Drupal
17 10 (0.19%) GlassFish
17 10 (0.19%) Smallworld
17 10 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 370 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 65 (1.20%) MS Office
3 18 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.056%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.056%) HipChat
5 3 (0.056%) InDesign
5 3 (0.056%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.056%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.037%) Simulink
7 1 (0.019%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.019%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.019%) Blender
7 1 (0.019%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.019%) MS Project
7 1 (0.019%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 45 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 41 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.19%) Magento
4 6 (0.11%) ReMetrica
5 4 (0.074%) SystmOne
6 3 (0.056%) Beauchamp
6 3 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.056%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.037%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.037%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.037%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.019%) LabWindows
8 1 (0.019%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.019%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.019%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.019%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.019%) ProductWriter
8 1 (0.019%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 275 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 170 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
3 100 (1.85%) SaaS
4 72 (1.33%) GitHub
5 43 (0.80%) PaaS
6 20 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.28%) iTunes
8 14 (0.26%) Google Apps
8 14 (0.26%) IaaS
8 14 (0.26%) Slack
9 13 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.22%) Trello
11 11 (0.20%) Basecamp
11 11 (0.20%) Dropbox
12 8 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.11%) TestFlight
15 5 (0.093%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.093%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 91 (1.69%) Internet
2 77 (1.43%) HTTP
3 57 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 24 (0.44%) Intranet
4 24 (0.44%) Wireless
5 20 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (0.28%) Network Security
7 13 (0.24%) Bluetooth
7 13 (0.24%) SSL
8 12 (0.22%) SSH
9 11 (0.20%) LDAP
9 11 (0.20%) VPN
10 8 (0.15%) SNMP
11 7 (0.13%) NFC
11 7 (0.13%) Skype
12 6 (0.11%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.093%) Broadband
13 5 (0.093%) CTI
13 5 (0.093%) DNS
13 5 (0.093%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1950 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 422 (7.81%) MySQL
3 378 (7.00%) Relational Database
4 273 (5.06%) NoSQL
5 239 (4.43%) MongoDB
6 199 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 170 (3.15%) Big Data
8 161 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 149 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 134 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 114 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
12 107 (1.98%) Hadoop
13 99 (1.83%) RDBMS
14 78 (1.44%) Redis
15 74 (1.37%) Oracle Database
16 71 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
17 64 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
18 44 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
19 42 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
20 39 (0.72%) GIS
Development Applications
1 646 (11.96%) Visual Studio
2 486 (9.00%) Git (software)
3 465 (8.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 271 (5.02%) Subversion
5 188 (3.48%) Jenkins
6 185 (3.43%) Selenium
7 182 (3.37%) JIRA
8 168 (3.11%) NUnit
9 148 (2.74%) Maven
10 123 (2.28%) Eclipse
11 95 (1.76%) JUnit
12 86 (1.59%) Moq
13 76 (1.41%) Cucumber
13 76 (1.41%) TeamCity
14 72 (1.33%) SpecFlow
15 68 (1.26%) Jasmine
16 64 (1.19%) WebDriver
17 48 (0.89%) Grunt
17 48 (0.89%) Mockito
18 44 (0.81%) Gradle
General
1 962 (17.81%) Finance
2 278 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 205 (3.80%) Games
4 162 (3.00%) Retail
5 156 (2.89%) Banking
6 135 (2.50%) Aerospace
7 131 (2.43%) Automotive
7 131 (2.43%) Manufacturing
8 120 (2.22%) Marketing
9 72 (1.33%) Electronics
10 59 (1.09%) Legal
11 56 (1.04%) Back Office
12 42 (0.78%) Advertising
13 36 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 33 (0.61%) Front Office
15 32 (0.59%) Publishing
16 27 (0.50%) Military
17 24 (0.44%) Investment Banking
17 24 (0.44%) Law
18 21 (0.39%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3240 (60.00%) .NET
2 2091 (38.72%) HTML
3 1929 (35.72%) ASP.NET
4 1724 (31.93%) CSS
5 1137 (21.06%) jQuery
6 973 (18.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 827 (15.31%) .NET Framework
8 802 (14.85%) Web Services
9 721 (13.35%) XML
10 657 (12.17%) WCF
11 645 (11.94%) AngularJS
12 595 (11.02%) HTML5
13 419 (7.76%) WPF
14 413 (7.65%) ASP.NET Web API
15 355 (6.57%) CSS3
16 345 (6.39%) Spring
17 328 (6.07%) Entity Framework
18 303 (5.61%) Ajax
19 292 (5.41%) WinForms
20 282 (5.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 938 (17.37%) Computer Science
2 375 (6.94%) Mathematics
3 266 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 190 (3.52%) Algorithms
5 180 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 177 (3.28%) Physics
7 155 (2.87%) Mobile App
8 153 (2.83%) User Experience
9 74 (1.37%) iPad
10 69 (1.28%) Data Structures
11 68 (1.26%) N-Tier
12 66 (1.22%) Visualisation
13 58 (1.07%) Client/Server
14 50 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
15 45 (0.83%) Hedge funds
16 41 (0.76%) Management Information System
17 40 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
18 35 (0.65%) EPoS
19 32 (0.59%) Derivative
20 28 (0.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 714 (13.22%) Windows
2 612 (11.33%) Linux
3 242 (4.48%) Unix
4 188 (3.48%) Android
5 142 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 88 (1.63%) Windows Server
7 32 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 19 (0.35%) Debian
11 17 (0.31%) Windows 8
12 16 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 15 (0.28%) CentOS
14 12 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
15 10 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.15%) AIX
17 7 (0.13%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.11%) Windows 10
19 5 (0.093%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2348 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1843 (34.13%) MVC
3 1400 (25.93%) Software Engineering
4 910 (16.85%) OO
5 895 (16.57%) TDD
6 811 (15.02%) Scrum
7 736 (13.63%) SDLC
8 560 (10.37%) Web Development
9 458 (8.48%) OOP
10 389 (7.20%) Unit Testing
11 378 (7.00%) BDD
12 355 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
13 302 (5.59%) Mentoring
14 249 (4.61%) OOD
15 212 (3.93%) SOA
16 190 (3.52%) Multithreading
17 174 (3.22%) UML
18 172 (3.19%) DevOps
19 155 (2.87%) Waterfall
20 152 (2.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3415 (63.24%) C#
2 2354 (43.59%) JavaScript
3 2302 (42.63%) SQL
4 1493 (27.65%) Java
5 995 (18.43%) C++
6 590 (10.93%) Python
7 495 (9.17%) T-SQL
8 469 (8.69%) VB.NET
9 428 (7.93%) PHP
10 398 (7.37%) C
11 191 (3.54%) Ruby
12 180 (3.33%) VB
13 137 (2.54%) Perl
14 134 (2.48%) Scala
15 113 (2.09%) PL/SQL
16 104 (1.93%) Bash Shell
17 102 (1.89%) VBA
18 80 (1.48%) TypeScript
19 78 (1.44%) PowerShell
20 64 (1.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1309 (24.24%) Degree
2 127 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 100 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 89 (1.65%) PhD
5 65 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 25 (0.46%) PMI Certification
7 22 (0.41%) MCSD
8 18 (0.33%) MCAD
9 17 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 17 (0.31%) HND
10 16 (0.30%) DBS Check
11 15 (0.28%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.26%) MCTS
13 10 (0.19%) ISEB
14 9 (0.17%) Postgraduate
15 7 (0.13%) MCPD
15 7 (0.13%) PMP
16 6 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.11%) HNC
17 5 (0.093%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (4.89%) QA
2 60 (1.11%) SDET
3 13 (0.24%) GAMP
3 13 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.24%) SLA
4 8 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.056%) HL7
5 3 (0.056%) WCAG
6 2 (0.037%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.037%) WAI
7 1 (0.019%) DICOM
7 1 (0.019%) ISO13485
System Software
1 46 (0.85%) Docker
2 38 (0.70%) Firmware
3 16 (0.30%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 9 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.093%) Btrfs
8 5 (0.093%) NFS
9 4 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.074%) KVM
10 3 (0.056%) HDFS
10 3 (0.056%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.037%) Ceph
11 2 (0.037%) Squid
11 2 (0.037%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.037%) Varnish
11 2 (0.037%) zsh
12 1 (0.019%) Samba
12 1 (0.019%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 48 (0.89%) Puppet
2 46 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (0.56%) Ansible
4 13 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.19%) Salt
6 7 (0.13%) Control-M
6 7 (0.13%) Mesos
7 5 (0.093%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.074%) Grafana
8 4 (0.074%) Kibana
8 4 (0.074%) logstash
8 4 (0.074%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 3 (0.056%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.056%) Terraform
10 2 (0.037%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.037%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.019%) Cacti
11 1 (0.019%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.019%) Nagios
11 1 (0.019%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 979 (18.13%) Microsoft
2 526 (9.74%) Oracle
3 74 (1.37%) Google
3 74 (1.37%) Xamarin
4 56 (1.04%) SAP
5 41 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (0.57%) Sybase
7 29 (0.54%) Zend
8 25 (0.46%) Progress
9 24 (0.44%) Apple
10 23 (0.43%) Telerik
11 15 (0.28%) Informatica
12 14 (0.26%) EPiServer
12 14 (0.26%) Rally
13 13 (0.24%) Cloudera
14 12 (0.22%) IBM
15 11 (0.20%) TOWER Software
15 11 (0.20%) Twitter
16 10 (0.19%) Facebook
16 10 (0.19%) RedGate
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Medical, Free Parking
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Graham Matthews
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic + Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Between 30k and 55k + excellent bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, training
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + fabulous benefits!
Posted: 7 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits, training & dev
Posted: 12 hours ago
North London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago