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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 102 129 107
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2743 2628 3155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.85% 2.41% 2.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 2.50% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2540 2346 2754
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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
92774 105028 112463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.19% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 78073 87099 90668
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +28 2592 £40,000 - 383
South East +27 775 £42,500 - 75
London +52 563 £50,000 +5.26% 72
North West +31 261 £40,000 +14.28% 50
East of England +32 246 £37,500 -6.25% 43
Hampshire +26 243 £40,000 - 34
South West -25 204 £40,000 +6.66% 52
Yorkshire +53 199 £37,500 +7.14% 34
West Midlands +4 177 £35,000 -4.10% 24
Manchester +28 172 £40,000 +6.66% 27
Berkshire +26 160 £45,000 -10.00% 14
West Yorkshire +46 143 £37,500 - 29
Cambridgeshire +34 143 £45,000 +5.88% 29
Surrey +32 142 £47,500 +5.55% 9
East Midlands -8 139 £40,750 +8.66% 25
Oxfordshire +14 101 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Cambridge +15 100 £40,000 -5.88% 27
City of London +62 89 £60,000 +20.00% 14
Southampton +23 79 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Leeds +36 74 £35,000 -6.66% 16
Bristol -6 65 £40,000 -3.61% 13
Scotland +6 62 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Leicestershire +39 61 £42,750 +23.91% 7
Birmingham -13 60 £35,000 -1.40% 8
Cheshire +45 59 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Hertfordshire +19 53 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Reading -8 49 £50,000 +5.26% 3
West Sussex +28 47 £45,000 +73.07% 1
Staffordshire +26 47 £35,000 - 8
Fareham +8 46 £38,500 -3.75% 7

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3416 (63.51%) C#
2 3214 (59.75%) .NET
3 2324 (43.21%) JavaScript
4 2305 (42.85%) Agile Software Development
5 2279 (42.37%) SQL
6 2001 (37.20%) HTML
7 1984 (36.88%) SQL Server
8 1926 (35.81%) ASP.NET
9 1806 (33.58%) MVC
10 1668 (31.01%) CSS
11 1518 (28.22%) Java
12 1380 (25.66%) Software Engineering
13 1348 (25.06%) Degree
14 1132 (21.04%) jQuery
15 1064 (19.78%) C++
16 1010 (18.78%) Microsoft
17 972 (18.07%) ASP.NET MVC
18 965 (17.94%) Finance
19 956 (17.77%) OO
20 950 (17.66%) Computer Science
21 872 (16.21%) TDD
22 809 (15.04%) Scrum
23 808 (15.02%) .NET Framework
24 801 (14.89%) Web Services
25 743 (13.81%) Windows
26 735 (13.66%) SDLC
27 715 (13.29%) XML
28 663 (12.33%) Visual Studio
29 628 (11.68%) WCF
30 608 (11.30%) 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
1 182 (3.38%) IIS
2 136 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 104 (1.93%) Tomcat
4 103 (1.91%) JBoss
5 86 (1.60%) Apache
6 84 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
7 61 (1.13%) WebLogic
8 58 (1.08%) CMS
9 51 (0.95%) WebSphere
10 48 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
11 45 (0.84%) Apache Spark
12 37 (0.69%) Apache Solr
13 27 (0.50%) Confluence
14 22 (0.41%) NServiceBus
15 20 (0.37%) Umbraco
16 15 (0.28%) GlassFish
17 14 (0.26%) WordPress
18 13 (0.24%) Drupal
18 13 (0.24%) nginx
19 10 (0.19%) Smallworld
Applications
1 407 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 73 (1.36%) MS Office
3 17 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.074%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.056%) HipChat
7 3 (0.056%) InDesign
8 2 (0.037%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.037%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.037%) MS Project
8 2 (0.037%) NASTRAN
8 2 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.019%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.019%) Blender
9 1 (0.019%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.019%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 43 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 43 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.15%) Magento
3 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.11%) ReMetrica
4 5 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.093%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.074%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.074%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.074%) SystmOne
6 3 (0.056%) Beauchamp
6 3 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.056%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.037%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.037%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.037%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.037%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.037%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.019%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 267 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 155 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 107 (1.99%) SaaS
4 69 (1.28%) GitHub
5 39 (0.73%) PaaS
6 18 (0.33%) IaaS
7 16 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.26%) iTunes
9 13 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.19%) Google Apps
10 10 (0.19%) Slack
10 10 (0.19%) Trello
11 9 (0.17%) Basecamp
11 9 (0.17%) Dropbox
12 8 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.13%) Office 365
13 7 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.093%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.093%) Force.com
14 5 (0.093%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 91 (1.69%) Internet
2 78 (1.45%) HTTP
3 70 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 23 (0.43%) Intranet
5 21 (0.39%) Wireless
6 19 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (0.28%) Network Security
8 13 (0.24%) VPN
9 12 (0.22%) Bluetooth
10 11 (0.20%) SSH
11 10 (0.19%) LDAP
11 10 (0.19%) SNMP
11 10 (0.19%) SSL
12 7 (0.13%) NFC
13 6 (0.11%) FTP
13 6 (0.11%) Skype
14 5 (0.093%) Broadband
14 5 (0.093%) CTI
14 5 (0.093%) Firewall
14 5 (0.093%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1984 (36.88%) SQL Server
2 413 (7.68%) MySQL
3 385 (7.16%) Relational Database
4 281 (5.22%) NoSQL
5 206 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 197 (3.66%) MongoDB
7 170 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 160 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 155 (2.88%) Big Data
10 142 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 108 (2.01%) RDBMS
12 106 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
13 95 (1.77%) Hadoop
14 88 (1.64%) Oracle Database
15 72 (1.34%) Redis
16 62 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
17 59 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
18 49 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
19 45 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 42 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 663 (12.33%) Visual Studio
2 472 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 465 (8.64%) Git (software)
4 260 (4.83%) Subversion
5 182 (3.38%) Selenium
6 180 (3.35%) Jenkins
7 179 (3.33%) NUnit
8 177 (3.29%) JIRA
9 149 (2.77%) Maven
10 121 (2.25%) Eclipse
11 109 (2.03%) JUnit
12 81 (1.51%) SpecFlow
13 80 (1.49%) Moq
14 75 (1.39%) Jasmine
15 74 (1.38%) Cucumber
16 63 (1.17%) TeamCity
17 58 (1.08%) WebDriver
18 46 (0.86%) MSTest
19 45 (0.84%) Mockito
20 43 (0.80%) Gradle
General
1 965 (17.94%) Finance
2 291 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 218 (4.05%) Games
4 181 (3.36%) Banking
5 172 (3.20%) Retail
6 137 (2.55%) Aerospace
7 132 (2.45%) Marketing
8 128 (2.38%) Automotive
9 120 (2.23%) Manufacturing
10 62 (1.15%) Electronics
11 60 (1.12%) Back Office
12 53 (0.99%) Legal
13 47 (0.87%) Advertising
14 40 (0.74%) Publishing
15 39 (0.73%) Financial Institution
16 32 (0.59%) Investment Banking
17 26 (0.48%) Front Office
17 26 (0.48%) Military
18 23 (0.43%) Billing
19 22 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3214 (59.75%) .NET
2 2001 (37.20%) HTML
3 1926 (35.81%) ASP.NET
4 1668 (31.01%) CSS
5 1132 (21.04%) jQuery
6 972 (18.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 808 (15.02%) .NET Framework
8 801 (14.89%) Web Services
9 715 (13.29%) XML
10 628 (11.68%) WCF
11 608 (11.30%) AngularJS
12 583 (10.84%) HTML5
13 413 (7.68%) ASP.NET Web API
14 410 (7.62%) WPF
15 349 (6.49%) CSS3
16 347 (6.45%) Spring
17 327 (6.08%) Entity Framework
18 316 (5.87%) Ajax
19 286 (5.32%) Node.js
20 283 (5.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 950 (17.66%) Computer Science
2 377 (7.01%) Mathematics
3 259 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 194 (3.61%) Algorithms
5 169 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
6 168 (3.12%) Mobile App
7 164 (3.05%) Physics
8 144 (2.68%) User Experience
9 80 (1.49%) iPad
10 73 (1.36%) N-Tier
11 69 (1.28%) Visualisation
12 60 (1.12%) Data Structures
13 53 (0.99%) Client/Server
14 52 (0.97%) Hedge funds
15 47 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
16 43 (0.80%) Management Information System
17 40 (0.74%) EPoS
18 39 (0.73%) Derivative
19 36 (0.67%) 3D Graphics
20 29 (0.54%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 743 (13.81%) Windows
2 602 (11.19%) Linux
3 244 (4.54%) Unix
4 231 (4.29%) Android
5 171 (3.18%) Apple iOS
6 101 (1.88%) Windows Server
7 37 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 20 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
11 18 (0.33%) Debian
11 18 (0.33%) Windows 7
12 16 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 16 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.28%) CentOS
14 14 (0.26%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.20%) AIX
16 7 (0.13%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.093%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.074%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2305 (42.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1806 (33.58%) MVC
3 1380 (25.66%) Software Engineering
4 956 (17.77%) OO
5 872 (16.21%) TDD
6 809 (15.04%) Scrum
7 735 (13.66%) SDLC
8 526 (9.78%) Web Development
9 463 (8.61%) OOP
10 388 (7.21%) Unit Testing
11 372 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
12 354 (6.58%) BDD
13 296 (5.50%) Mentoring
14 287 (5.34%) OOD
15 209 (3.89%) Multithreading
16 208 (3.87%) SOA
17 194 (3.61%) UML
18 159 (2.96%) DevOps
19 155 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
20 150 (2.79%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3416 (63.51%) C#
2 2324 (43.21%) JavaScript
3 2279 (42.37%) SQL
4 1518 (28.22%) Java
5 1064 (19.78%) C++
6 565 (10.50%) Python
7 494 (9.18%) T-SQL
8 473 (8.79%) VB.NET
9 439 (8.16%) PHP
10 389 (7.23%) C
11 191 (3.55%) Ruby
11 191 (3.55%) VB
12 150 (2.79%) Perl
13 129 (2.40%) Scala
14 118 (2.19%) PL/SQL
15 106 (1.97%) Bash Shell
16 101 (1.88%) VBA
17 71 (1.32%) TypeScript
18 70 (1.30%) Objective-C
18 70 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1348 (25.06%) Degree
2 136 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 113 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 88 (1.64%) PhD
5 77 (1.43%) SC Cleared
6 25 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 22 (0.41%) MCSD
8 19 (0.35%) MCTS
9 18 (0.33%) HND
9 18 (0.33%) MCAD
9 18 (0.33%) PMI Certification
10 17 (0.32%) DBS Check
11 13 (0.24%) ISTQB
12 10 (0.19%) MCPD
13 9 (0.17%) Postgraduate
14 8 (0.15%) ISEB
14 8 (0.15%) Sun Certification
15 7 (0.13%) PMP
16 6 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (0.093%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (5.02%) QA
2 58 (1.08%) SDET
3 17 (0.32%) GAMP
4 15 (0.28%) SLA
5 14 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.037%) HL7
7 2 (0.037%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.019%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.019%) DICOM
8 1 (0.019%) ISO13485
System Software
1 36 (0.67%) Docker
2 35 (0.65%) Firmware
3 17 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (0.28%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.19%) Apache Flume
6 9 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.11%) Btrfs
7 6 (0.11%) NFS
7 6 (0.11%) Varnish
8 5 (0.093%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.056%) HDFS
10 3 (0.056%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.037%) Ceph
11 2 (0.037%) KVM
11 2 (0.037%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.037%) zsh
12 1 (0.019%) Squid
Systems Management
1 48 (0.89%) Puppet
2 42 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (0.59%) Ansible
4 13 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.22%) Control-M
6 9 (0.17%) Salt
7 7 (0.13%) Mesos
8 3 (0.056%) Terraform
9 2 (0.037%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.037%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.037%) Grafana
9 2 (0.037%) Kibana
9 2 (0.037%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.037%) logstash
9 2 (0.037%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.037%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 1 (0.019%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.019%) Marathon
10 1 (0.019%) Packer
10 1 (0.019%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 1010 (18.78%) Microsoft
2 554 (10.30%) Oracle
3 80 (1.49%) Xamarin
4 68 (1.26%) Google
5 60 (1.12%) SAP
6 39 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
7 35 (0.65%) Sybase
8 34 (0.63%) Apple
9 32 (0.59%) Zend
10 29 (0.54%) Progress
11 25 (0.46%) Telerik
12 19 (0.35%) TOWER Software
13 18 (0.33%) Informatica
14 16 (0.30%) EPiServer
15 15 (0.28%) IBM
16 12 (0.22%) Rally
17 11 (0.20%) Cloudera
17 11 (0.20%) Dell
17 11 (0.20%) RedGate
17 11 (0.20%) Sun
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic + Benefits + Prospects
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000.0000 - £45000.0000 per annum + Generous benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wiltshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £18000.0000 - £25000.0000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-45k+Bonus+Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BUPA, Pension, Progression
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Between 25k and 45k
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Competitive - Experience Dependent
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: c30-40k+Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago