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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 123 103 97
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2658 3098 3113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.40% 2.67% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 2.82% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2381 2702 2792
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 2015 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 2 September 2015. 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 -16 2489 £40,000 - 409
South East -11 693 £42,500 +6.25% 87
London -11 524 £47,500 -5.00% 84
South West +34 319 £37,500 +7.14% 56
North West -18 207 £35,000 -6.66% 53
East of England -21 207 £40,000 - 34
East Midlands +10 175 £37,500 -2.59% 23
West Midlands -3 171 £36,000 +2.85% 30
Hampshire +12 168 £42,500 +21.42% 29
Surrey -32 141 £45,000 -5.26% 15
Yorkshire -54 141 £35,000 - 29
Berkshire +27 131 £50,000 +25.00% 17
Manchester -7 129 £37,500 - 20
West Yorkshire -42 99 £35,000 - 14
Bristol +34 96 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Nottinghamshire +12 96 £35,000 -4.76% 9
East Sussex +6 96 £40,000 +14.28% 6
City of London +4 86 £55,000 +10.00% 16
Brighton 0 77 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Scotland -58 77 £40,750 +8.66% 21
Cambridgeshire -1 72 £40,000 - 26
Cambridge +20 69 £41,250 -0.60% 23
Oxfordshire -2 66 £37,500 +17.18% 14
Reading +29 63 £47,500 +18.75% 11
North East 0 63 £40,000 +23.07% 13
Birmingham +19 58 £35,000 - 8
Nottingham +3 56 £37,500 +4.16% 6
Gloucestershire -12 54 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Leeds -40 54 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Hertfordshire -31 52 £41,250 +3.12% 5

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 3587 (64.91%) C#
2 3263 (59.05%) .NET
3 2461 (44.53%) SQL
4 2427 (43.92%) JavaScript
5 2283 (41.31%) SQL Server
6 2187 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
7 2119 (38.35%) HTML
8 1941 (35.12%) ASP.NET
9 1655 (29.95%) CSS
10 1608 (29.10%) MVC
11 1535 (27.78%) Java
12 1441 (26.08%) Degree
13 1407 (25.46%) Software Engineering
14 1213 (21.95%) jQuery
15 1150 (20.81%) OO
16 1146 (20.74%) C++
17 1091 (19.74%) Microsoft
18 1058 (19.15%) Computer Science
19 927 (16.78%) Windows
20 879 (15.91%) TDD
21 855 (15.47%) XML
22 836 (15.13%) Finance
23 831 (15.04%) Web Services
24 800 (14.48%) .NET Framework
25 746 (13.50%) ASP.NET MVC
26 724 (13.10%) Scrum
27 697 (12.61%) Linux
28 692 (12.52%) Visual Studio
29 687 (12.43%) HTML5
30 626 (11.33%) SDLC

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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
1 175 (3.17%) IIS
2 160 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 125 (2.26%) Node.js
4 91 (1.65%) CMS
5 79 (1.43%) Apache
6 72 (1.30%) Umbraco
7 70 (1.27%) JBoss
8 64 (1.16%) Tomcat
9 50 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
10 41 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 35 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
11 35 (0.63%) Kentico
12 33 (0.60%) DNN
13 25 (0.45%) WebLogic
14 23 (0.42%) WordPress
15 21 (0.38%) Confluence
16 20 (0.36%) Drupal
17 16 (0.29%) Apache Pig
18 14 (0.25%) Apache Spark
19 12 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 407 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 46 (0.83%) MS Office
3 18 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.24%) MS Project
4 13 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.054%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.036%) GIMP
9 2 (0.036%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.036%) Maya
10 1 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.018%) Simulink
10 1 (0.018%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.018%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 40 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.18%) Changepoint
4 9 (0.16%) Sophis RISQUE
4 9 (0.16%) Magento
5 4 (0.072%) Summit
5 4 (0.072%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.036%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.036%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.036%) VisionPLUS
6 2 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.036%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.036%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.018%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.018%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.018%) Odoo
7 1 (0.018%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.018%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 151 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 126 (2.28%) SaaS
3 96 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (0.90%) GitHub
5 29 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.33%) Google App Engine
6 18 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.13%) IaaS
8 4 (0.072%) Office 365
8 4 (0.072%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.054%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.054%) PaaS
9 3 (0.054%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.036%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.018%) Force.com
11 1 (0.018%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.018%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.018%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.018%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 115 (2.08%) Internet
2 91 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 80 (1.45%) HTTP
4 28 (0.51%) Intranet
5 26 (0.47%) Network Security
6 20 (0.36%) Broadband
7 15 (0.27%) FTP
8 12 (0.22%) SMTP
9 10 (0.18%) SSL
9 10 (0.18%) SMPP
10 7 (0.13%) DNS
10 7 (0.13%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.11%) WAN
11 6 (0.11%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.11%) ICMP
12 5 (0.090%) Firewall
12 5 (0.090%) Wireless
12 5 (0.090%) GSM
13 4 (0.072%) LDAP
13 4 (0.072%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2283 (41.31%) SQL Server
2 425 (7.69%) MySQL
3 313 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 291 (5.27%) Relational Database
5 257 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 231 (4.18%) NoSQL
7 216 (3.91%) MongoDB
8 204 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 178 (3.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 130 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
11 106 (1.92%) Big Data
12 102 (1.85%) RDBMS
13 88 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
14 62 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 61 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
15 61 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
16 59 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
17 58 (1.05%) Hadoop
18 53 (0.96%) Oracle Database
19 45 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 692 (12.52%) Visual Studio
2 421 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 345 (6.24%) Git (software)
4 208 (3.76%) Subversion
5 194 (3.51%) NUnit
6 138 (2.50%) Jenkins
7 136 (2.46%) Selenium
8 120 (2.17%) Maven
8 120 (2.17%) JUnit
9 100 (1.81%) JIRA
10 70 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 70 (1.27%) TeamCity
11 69 (1.25%) Eclipse
12 48 (0.87%) Ant
13 45 (0.81%) ReSharper
13 45 (0.81%) Cucumber
14 43 (0.78%) WebDriver
15 42 (0.76%) Moq
16 34 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
17 33 (0.60%) Mockito
General
1 836 (15.13%) Finance
2 243 (4.40%) Games
3 215 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 175 (3.17%) Retail
4 175 (3.17%) Marketing
5 143 (2.59%) Automotive
6 130 (2.35%) Banking
7 113 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 108 (1.95%) Aerospace
9 97 (1.76%) Back Office
10 74 (1.34%) Advertising
11 66 (1.19%) Legal
12 61 (1.10%) Electronics
13 52 (0.94%) Investment Banking
14 46 (0.83%) Law
15 39 (0.71%) Front Office
16 29 (0.52%) Publishing
17 24 (0.43%) Financial Institution
18 18 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3263 (59.05%) .NET
2 2119 (38.35%) HTML
3 1941 (35.12%) ASP.NET
4 1655 (29.95%) CSS
5 1213 (21.95%) jQuery
6 855 (15.47%) XML
7 831 (15.04%) Web Services
8 800 (14.48%) .NET Framework
9 746 (13.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 687 (12.43%) HTML5
11 596 (10.79%) WCF
12 443 (8.02%) Ajax
13 433 (7.84%) WPF
14 429 (7.76%) AngularJS
15 398 (7.20%) Entity Framework
16 330 (5.97%) SOAP
17 323 (5.85%) WinForms
18 313 (5.66%) Spring
19 304 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 275 (4.98%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1058 (19.15%) Computer Science
2 347 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 342 (6.19%) Mathematics
4 182 (3.29%) Algorithms
5 159 (2.88%) User Experience
6 158 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 138 (2.50%) Physics
8 131 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
9 92 (1.66%) Data Structures
10 79 (1.43%) N-Tier
11 68 (1.23%) Visualisation
12 63 (1.14%) Client/Server
13 58 (1.05%) Management Information System
14 57 (1.03%) Digital Media
15 54 (0.98%) Hedge funds
16 48 (0.87%) Online Games
17 45 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 36 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
18 36 (0.65%) Equities
19 31 (0.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 927 (16.78%) Windows
2 697 (12.61%) Linux
3 284 (5.14%) Android
4 262 (4.74%) Apple iOS
5 250 (4.52%) UNIX
6 58 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (0.87%) Windows Phone
8 37 (0.67%) Mac OS X
9 35 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
10 30 (0.54%) Windows 8
11 20 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 16 (0.29%) Solaris
13 14 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
14 12 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.22%) Windows CE
15 11 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2187 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 1608 (29.10%) MVC
3 1407 (25.46%) Software Engineering
4 1150 (20.81%) OO
5 879 (15.91%) TDD
6 724 (13.10%) Scrum
7 626 (11.33%) SDLC
8 502 (9.08%) OOP
9 394 (7.13%) Unit Testing
10 385 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
11 378 (6.84%) Web Development
12 272 (4.92%) OOD
13 263 (4.76%) E-Commerce
14 237 (4.29%) BDD
15 217 (3.93%) Mentoring
16 214 (3.87%) Multithreading
17 197 (3.56%) Open Source
18 183 (3.31%) CRM
19 172 (3.11%) UML
20 155 (2.80%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 3587 (64.91%) C#
2 2461 (44.53%) SQL
3 2427 (43.92%) JavaScript
4 1535 (27.78%) Java
5 1146 (20.74%) C++
6 616 (11.15%) VB.NET
7 570 (10.31%) Python
8 565 (10.22%) T-SQL
9 433 (7.84%) PHP
10 382 (6.91%) C
11 303 (5.48%) VB
12 238 (4.31%) Ruby
13 154 (2.79%) Perl
14 117 (2.12%) VB6
15 86 (1.56%) PL/SQL
16 85 (1.54%) Scala
17 82 (1.48%) Objective-C
18 76 (1.38%) VBA
19 68 (1.23%) Groovy
20 48 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1441 (26.08%) Degree
2 93 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 84 (1.52%) Security Cleared
4 45 (0.81%) PhD
5 30 (0.54%) DV Cleared
5 30 (0.54%) SC Cleared
6 18 (0.33%) HND
7 16 (0.29%) ISEB
8 14 (0.25%) MCP
8 14 (0.25%) MCSD
9 12 (0.22%) MCAD
10 6 (0.11%) Sun Certification
11 5 (0.090%) MCTS
11 5 (0.090%) MCSE
12 4 (0.072%) MCITP
13 3 (0.054%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.054%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.054%) HNC
14 2 (0.036%) MCPD
14 2 (0.036%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (4.92%) QA
2 25 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.40%) SLA
4 19 (0.34%) GAMP
5 10 (0.18%) HL7
6 7 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.072%) DICOM
7 4 (0.072%) WAI
7 4 (0.072%) TickIT
7 4 (0.072%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.054%) Section 508
9 1 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (0.45%) Firmware
3 15 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.14%) Docker
5 5 (0.090%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.072%) Xen
6 4 (0.072%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.072%) LXC
7 3 (0.054%) iptables
8 2 (0.036%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.036%) vSphere
8 2 (0.036%) Varnish
9 1 (0.018%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.018%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 25 (0.45%) Puppet
3 19 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.14%) WMI
4 8 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 8 (0.14%) SCCM
4 8 (0.14%) Vagrant
5 7 (0.13%) OPNET
6 6 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.054%) Control-M
7 3 (0.054%) Ansible
7 3 (0.054%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.036%) logstash
9 1 (0.018%) Salt
9 1 (0.018%) Kibana
9 1 (0.018%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.018%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.018%) Nessus
9 1 (0.018%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.018%) StatsD
Vendors
1 1091 (19.74%) Microsoft
2 519 (9.39%) Oracle
3 93 (1.68%) Google
4 80 (1.45%) Xamarin
5 67 (1.21%) Sybase
6 59 (1.07%) Apple
7 42 (0.76%) Sitecore
8 40 (0.72%) TOWER Software
9 38 (0.69%) IBM
9 38 (0.69%) Adobe
10 37 (0.67%) VMware
11 36 (0.65%) SAP
12 35 (0.63%) EPiServer
12 35 (0.63%) Twitter
13 34 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
14 30 (0.54%) Red Hat
15 28 (0.51%) Facebook
16 23 (0.42%) Zend
17 20 (0.36%) DevExpress
18 19 (0.34%) Capita
Newbury, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Talent Spa
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 24k per year + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35 000 to £65 000 basic (+ seriously good package!!!)
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-35k+Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-35k + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago