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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 126 108 90
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2542 3015 3329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.51% 2.83% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 2.93% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2227 2713 2970
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average 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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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 -18 2324 £41,500 +3.75% 400
South East +2 675 £41,500 +3.75% 75
London -26 535 £50,000 - 91
North West +25 226 £42,500 +13.33% 63
South West -9 224 £37,500 +7.14% 50
East of England -31 198 £37,500 -6.25% 23
Hampshire -3 162 £37,500 +7.14% 20
Yorkshire -45 160 £40,000 +6.66% 37
West Midlands -22 154 £37,500 +7.14% 38
Manchester +24 149 £45,000 +20.00% 38
Surrey +5 142 £45,000 - 11
East Midlands -11 137 £37,500 - 17
Oxfordshire +12 109 £40,000 +33.33% 14
Berkshire +11 107 £42,500 +6.25% 17
West Yorkshire -38 97 £42,500 +7.59% 29
Scotland -15 91 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Oxford +22 77 £40,000 +33.33% 5
City of London +7 77 £47,500 -13.63% 12
Cambridgeshire -24 74 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Southampton +22 70 £35,750 -1.37% 8
Cambridge -25 68 £40,000 - 15
Leeds -31 68 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Wales +30 64 £38,250 +9.28% 10
Reading +25 62 £41,250 -8.33% 10
West Sussex -2 62 £42,500 +4.93% 3
Nottingham +8 61 £37,500 - 10
Nottinghamshire +1 61 £37,500 +4.16% 11
Hertfordshire -14 58 £40,000 - 2
South Wales +23 57 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Buckinghamshire +17 56 £42,500 - 7

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3245 (62.52%) C#
2 2860 (55.11%) .NET
3 2277 (43.87%) Agile Software Development
4 2253 (43.41%) JavaScript
5 2237 (43.10%) SQL
6 2036 (39.23%) SQL Server
7 1969 (37.94%) HTML
8 1682 (32.41%) ASP.NET
9 1591 (30.66%) CSS
10 1498 (28.86%) Java
11 1479 (28.50%) MVC
12 1451 (27.96%) Software Engineering
13 1391 (26.80%) Degree
14 1097 (21.14%) C++
15 1062 (20.46%) jQuery
16 1016 (19.58%) Microsoft
17 950 (18.30%) Computer Science
18 925 (17.82%) Windows
19 891 (17.17%) TDD
20 887 (17.09%) OO
21 828 (15.95%) .NET Framework
22 815 (15.70%) Finance
23 785 (15.13%) Web Services
24 766 (14.76%) XML
25 747 (14.39%) Scrum
26 745 (14.35%) Visual Studio
27 680 (13.10%) Linux
28 662 (12.76%) ASP.NET MVC
29 652 (12.56%) SDLC
30 617 (11.89%) HTML5

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 214 (4.12%) Node.js
2 203 (3.91%) IIS
3 110 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 86 (1.66%) Apache
5 80 (1.54%) CMS
6 76 (1.46%) JBoss
7 69 (1.33%) Tomcat
8 62 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 60 (1.16%) Umbraco
10 47 (0.91%) WebSphere
11 42 (0.81%) Drupal
11 42 (0.81%) WebLogic
12 41 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
13 25 (0.48%) Confluence
14 23 (0.44%) Apache Spark
15 19 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
16 14 (0.27%) Kentico
17 13 (0.25%) Mule
18 12 (0.23%) Apache Solr
18 12 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 468 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 41 (0.79%) MS Office
3 33 (0.64%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.077%) 3ds Max
7 4 (0.077%) Blender
7 4 (0.077%) Maya
8 3 (0.058%) Abaqus
8 3 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.058%) NASTRAN
8 3 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.039%) HipChat
10 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.019%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.019%) MS Project
10 1 (0.019%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 32 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (0.35%) SAP Business One
4 12 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.096%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.077%) Magento
7 4 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.058%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.058%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.058%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.039%) Cerner Millennium
9 2 (0.039%) Global One
9 2 (0.039%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.039%) PlanetPress Connect
9 2 (0.039%) Sage CRM
9 2 (0.039%) SunGard Martini
10 1 (0.019%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.019%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 135 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (2.47%) SaaS
4 72 (1.39%) GitHub
5 44 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 27 (0.52%) Google App Engine
6 27 (0.52%) PaaS
7 22 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 16 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.29%) Google Analytics
11 13 (0.25%) IaaS
12 9 (0.17%) Force.com
13 8 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.096%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.096%) Office 365
15 4 (0.077%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.077%) CloudFront
15 4 (0.077%) Heroku
15 4 (0.077%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 108 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 107 (2.06%) Internet
3 73 (1.41%) HTTP
4 25 (0.48%) Intranet
5 15 (0.29%) FTP
5 15 (0.29%) SMPP
6 14 (0.27%) Kerberos
6 14 (0.27%) SMTP
7 13 (0.25%) Network Security
8 12 (0.23%) X.509
9 8 (0.15%) Broadband
9 8 (0.15%) Firewall
9 8 (0.15%) SPDY
10 7 (0.13%) LDAP
11 6 (0.12%) ASN.1
11 6 (0.12%) SSL
12 5 (0.096%) 2G
12 5 (0.096%) DNS
12 5 (0.096%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.096%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2036 (39.23%) SQL Server
2 408 (7.86%) MySQL
3 348 (6.71%) Relational Database
4 271 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 206 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 200 (3.85%) NoSQL
7 173 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 125 (2.41%) Big Data
9 120 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 119 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
11 116 (2.24%) RDBMS
12 111 (2.14%) MongoDB
13 93 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
14 85 (1.64%) Oracle Database
15 64 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
16 61 (1.18%) Hadoop
17 52 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
18 51 (0.98%) Redis
19 49 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
20 44 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 745 (14.35%) Visual Studio
2 439 (8.46%) Git (software)
3 381 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 314 (6.05%) Subversion
5 226 (4.35%) NUnit
6 198 (3.82%) JIRA
7 186 (3.58%) Selenium
8 156 (3.01%) Jenkins
9 153 (2.95%) Maven
10 118 (2.27%) JUnit
11 110 (2.12%) Moq
12 94 (1.81%) TeamCity
13 83 (1.60%) Eclipse
14 72 (1.39%) MSTest
15 63 (1.21%) ReSharper
16 49 (0.94%) Cucumber
17 41 (0.79%) SpecFlow
18 40 (0.77%) Mockito
19 39 (0.75%) Jasmine
20 35 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 815 (15.70%) Finance
2 214 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 205 (3.95%) Banking
4 147 (2.83%) Marketing
5 143 (2.76%) Games
6 141 (2.72%) Retail
7 81 (1.56%) Legal
8 80 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 75 (1.45%) Back Office
10 72 (1.39%) Advertising
11 71 (1.37%) Automotive
12 54 (1.04%) Investment Banking
13 53 (1.02%) Aerospace
14 44 (0.85%) Front Office
15 37 (0.71%) Law
16 32 (0.62%) Electronics
17 25 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 24 (0.46%) Financial Institution
18 24 (0.46%) Publishing
19 20 (0.39%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2860 (55.11%) .NET
2 1969 (37.94%) HTML
3 1682 (32.41%) ASP.NET
4 1591 (30.66%) CSS
5 1062 (20.46%) jQuery
6 828 (15.95%) .NET Framework
7 785 (15.13%) Web Services
8 766 (14.76%) XML
9 662 (12.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 617 (11.89%) HTML5
11 583 (11.23%) WCF
12 519 (10.00%) AngularJS
13 457 (8.81%) Ajax
14 437 (8.42%) Entity Framework
15 430 (8.29%) WPF
16 345 (6.65%) CSS3
17 327 (6.30%) ASP.NET Web API
18 321 (6.18%) Spring
19 313 (6.03%) WinForms
20 294 (5.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 950 (18.30%) Computer Science
2 352 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 306 (5.90%) Mathematics
4 221 (4.26%) Algorithms
5 208 (4.01%) Mobile App
6 134 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
7 131 (2.52%) User Experience
8 110 (2.12%) Data Structures
9 104 (2.00%) Physics
10 68 (1.31%) N-Tier
11 63 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 59 (1.14%) Hedge funds
13 54 (1.04%) Visualisation
14 43 (0.83%) Derivative
15 38 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 36 (0.69%) Digital Media
17 33 (0.64%) Client/Server
18 32 (0.62%) 3D Graphics
19 29 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
19 29 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 925 (17.82%) Windows
2 680 (13.10%) Linux
3 320 (6.17%) Android
4 294 (5.66%) Unix
5 250 (4.82%) Apple iOS
6 69 (1.33%) Windows Server
7 66 (1.27%) Mac OS X
8 49 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 37 (0.71%) Windows Phone
10 26 (0.50%) Tizen
10 26 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
12 17 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
14 13 (0.25%) CentOS
14 13 (0.25%) Debian
14 13 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 13 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.23%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2277 (43.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1479 (28.50%) MVC
3 1451 (27.96%) Software Engineering
4 891 (17.17%) TDD
5 887 (17.09%) OO
6 747 (14.39%) Scrum
7 652 (12.56%) SDLC
8 464 (8.94%) Unit Testing
9 434 (8.36%) OOP
10 403 (7.76%) Web Development
11 363 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
12 284 (5.47%) Multithreading
13 257 (4.95%) Mentoring
14 219 (4.22%) BDD
14 219 (4.22%) OOD
15 208 (4.01%) Open Source
16 167 (3.22%) E-Commerce
17 165 (3.18%) Analytics
18 159 (3.06%) Business Intelligence
19 150 (2.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3245 (62.52%) C#
2 2253 (43.41%) JavaScript
3 2237 (43.10%) SQL
4 1498 (28.86%) Java
5 1097 (21.14%) C++
6 549 (10.58%) VB.NET
7 529 (10.19%) Python
8 505 (9.73%) PHP
9 498 (9.60%) T-SQL
10 375 (7.23%) C
11 221 (4.26%) Ruby
12 199 (3.83%) VB
13 183 (3.53%) Perl
14 130 (2.50%) PL/SQL
15 113 (2.18%) Objective-C
16 86 (1.66%) Shell Script
17 70 (1.35%) VB6
18 67 (1.29%) Bash Shell
19 66 (1.27%) Scala
20 64 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1391 (26.80%) Degree
2 130 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 123 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 78 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 53 (1.02%) PhD
6 43 (0.83%) MCTS
7 40 (0.77%) DV Cleared
8 37 (0.71%) MCSD
9 26 (0.50%) MCAD
10 19 (0.37%) HND
10 19 (0.37%) MCP
11 18 (0.35%) MCPD
12 10 (0.19%) HNC
13 9 (0.17%) ISEB
14 8 (0.15%) MCSE
14 8 (0.15%) Sun Certification
15 7 (0.13%) OCPJP
15 7 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
16 6 (0.12%) ISTQB
17 5 (0.096%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (6.11%) QA
2 41 (0.79%) SDET
3 12 (0.23%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.23%) SLA
4 9 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.13%) HL7
6 6 (0.12%) PA-DSS
7 5 (0.096%) GAMP
8 3 (0.058%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.039%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.039%) TickIT
10 1 (0.019%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.019%) ECSS
10 1 (0.019%) GMP
10 1 (0.019%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.019%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (0.62%) Firmware
2 30 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.58%) Varnish
3 24 (0.46%) Docker
4 17 (0.33%) HDFS
4 17 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.21%) iptables
6 9 (0.17%) Xen
6 9 (0.17%) XenServer
7 5 (0.096%) Cygwin
7 5 (0.096%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.096%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.058%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.039%) Snort
Systems Management
1 46 (0.89%) Puppet
2 37 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (0.23%) Ansible
5 8 (0.15%) Control-M
6 5 (0.096%) SCCM
6 5 (0.096%) Wonderware InTouch
7 4 (0.077%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 4 (0.077%) Capistrano
7 4 (0.077%) logstash
7 4 (0.077%) Mesos
7 4 (0.077%) StatsD
7 4 (0.077%) WMI
8 2 (0.039%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.039%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.019%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.019%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.019%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1016 (19.58%) Microsoft
2 510 (9.83%) Oracle
3 113 (2.18%) Google
4 64 (1.23%) Xamarin
5 57 (1.10%) SAP
6 48 (0.92%) TOWER Software
7 46 (0.89%) Telerik
8 43 (0.83%) Sybase
9 39 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 34 (0.66%) Twitter
11 31 (0.60%) Apple
11 31 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (0.54%) VMware
13 27 (0.52%) Adobe
14 26 (0.50%) Sitecore
15 25 (0.48%) Informatica
16 23 (0.44%) webMethods
17 22 (0.42%) DevExpress
18 21 (0.40%) Atlassian
19 20 (0.39%) EPiServer
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Work + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + 23 Days Holiday+ Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Exceptional Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25k - 40k per year + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Base + Top Prospects
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + Generous holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday