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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 104 94 109
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2952 3099 3064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.59% 2.91% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 3.09% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2578 2826 2770
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -20 2657 £40,000 +8.10% 403
South East +1 739 £40,000 +6.66% 77
London -41 542 £50,000 +5.26% 78
East of England -18 276 £40,000 +14.28% 44
Yorkshire -10 262 £35,000 - 48
North West -14 245 £37,500 +15.38% 60
Surrey +16 204 £47,500 +18.75% 22
South West -39 203 £36,000 +10.76% 34
Scotland +14 192 £37,500 - 17
West Yorkshire -5 188 £35,000 - 30
West Midlands -10 171 £37,500 +13.63% 28
East Midlands 0 146 £38,750 +10.71% 17
Manchester -11 139 £37,500 +11.94% 34
Hampshire -15 135 £34,000 -2.85% 14
City of London -21 110 £52,500 +5.00% 23
Berkshire -39 105 £40,000 - 15
Leeds -28 104 £32,500 - 16
Cambridgeshire -25 96 £40,000 +14.28% 24
Hertfordshire +11 90 £40,000 +8.10% 7
Edinburgh +18 87 £40,000 +8.84% 4
North East +9 84 £33,500 -1.47% 17
East Sussex +20 81 £35,000 -20.45% 5
Brighton +23 79 £35,000 -20.45% 5
Glasgow +8 75 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Reigate +18 70 £50,000 +25.00%
Tyne and Wear +8 69 £33,500 +0.75% 15
Oxfordshire -13 68 £35,000 +2.94% 12
Cambridge -27 67 £41,500 +14.48% 19
Newcastle upon Tyne +15 57 £33,500 +3.07% 14
Buckinghamshire -1 57 £35,000 - 4

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4516 (68.06%) C#
2 3996 (60.23%) .NET
3 2748 (41.42%) SQL
4 2661 (40.11%) SQL Server
5 2598 (39.16%) JavaScript
6 2576 (38.82%) ASP.NET
7 2387 (35.98%) HTML
8 2344 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
9 1824 (27.49%) Java
10 1808 (27.25%) CSS
11 1760 (26.53%) Software Engineering
12 1654 (24.93%) OO
13 1639 (24.70%) MVC
14 1636 (24.66%) Degree
15 1511 (22.77%) C++
16 1486 (22.40%) Microsoft
17 1235 (18.61%) jQuery
18 1218 (18.36%) Computer Science
19 1057 (15.93%) Windows
20 1054 (15.89%) Finance
21 996 (15.01%) XML
22 944 (14.23%) WCF
23 925 (13.94%) .NET Framework
24 893 (13.46%) Web Services
25 874 (13.17%) TDD
26 866 (13.05%) Visual Studio
27 852 (12.84%) VB.NET
28 831 (12.52%) Linux
29 788 (11.88%) ASP.NET MVC
30 701 (10.57%) MS Excel

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 293 (4.42%) IIS
2 275 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 128 (1.93%) Tomcat
3 128 (1.93%) Node.js
4 123 (1.85%) Apache
5 69 (1.04%) CMS
6 53 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
7 49 (0.74%) WebSphere
8 39 (0.59%) Confluence
9 38 (0.57%) Apache Solr
10 36 (0.54%) WordPress
10 36 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 33 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 33 (0.50%) Drupal
12 30 (0.45%) NServiceBus
13 29 (0.44%) Umbraco
14 24 (0.36%) Joomla!
15 23 (0.35%) WebLogic
16 21 (0.32%) nginx
17 15 (0.23%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 701 (10.57%) MS Excel
2 114 (1.72%) MS Office
3 11 (0.17%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.12%) MS Project
5 6 (0.090%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.060%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.060%) Mingle
7 3 (0.045%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.030%) PrintSoft PReS
8 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.015%) Revit
9 1 (0.015%) Zemax
9 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.015%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 79 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.57%) Magento
3 14 (0.21%) Shopify
4 11 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
5 10 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.11%) Visualfiles
8 6 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.045%) Exchequer
10 3 (0.045%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.045%) GoldMine
10 3 (0.045%) Line 500
10 3 (0.045%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.030%) Markit EDM
11 2 (0.030%) Summit
11 2 (0.030%) LatentZero
12 1 (0.015%) Exstream
12 1 (0.015%) Oracle Applications
12 1 (0.015%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 128 (1.93%) SaaS
2 86 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 56 (0.84%) GitHub
5 21 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.15%) Force.com
8 7 (0.11%) PaaS
9 3 (0.045%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.030%) Office 365
10 2 (0.030%) IaaS
10 2 (0.030%) Heroku
10 2 (0.030%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.015%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 153 (2.31%) Internet
2 105 (1.58%) HTTP
3 81 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 70 (1.06%) Intranet
5 31 (0.47%) LDAP
6 27 (0.41%) FTP
7 20 (0.30%) SMTP
8 19 (0.29%) SSL
9 18 (0.27%) VoIP
10 16 (0.24%) SSH
11 12 (0.18%) Extranet
12 11 (0.17%) DNS
12 11 (0.17%) GPRS
13 10 (0.15%) SMS
14 8 (0.12%) GSM
14 8 (0.12%) Broadband
14 8 (0.12%) Wireless
15 7 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.11%) Ethernet
16 6 (0.090%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2661 (40.11%) SQL Server
2 561 (8.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 455 (6.86%) MySQL
4 367 (5.53%) Relational Database
5 272 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 253 (3.81%) Big Data
7 239 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 209 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 159 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 143 (2.16%) Hadoop
11 136 (2.05%) NoSQL
12 105 (1.58%) Oracle Database
13 97 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
14 96 (1.45%) MongoDB
15 92 (1.39%) RDBMS
16 90 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
17 89 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
18 60 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 52 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
20 46 (0.69%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 866 (13.05%) Visual Studio
2 389 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 314 (4.73%) NUnit
4 306 (4.61%) Git (software)
5 263 (3.96%) Subversion
6 124 (1.87%) Rhino Mocks
7 120 (1.81%) Maven
8 110 (1.66%) Selenium
9 98 (1.48%) JUnit
10 86 (1.30%) Cucumber
11 83 (1.25%) Moq
12 82 (1.24%) Jenkins
13 81 (1.22%) JIRA
14 64 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 64 (0.96%) Eclipse
15 61 (0.92%) SpecFlow
16 54 (0.81%) MSTest
16 54 (0.81%) TeamCity
17 52 (0.78%) ReSharper
18 42 (0.63%) Ant
General
1 1054 (15.89%) Finance
2 322 (4.85%) Games
3 178 (2.68%) Marketing
3 178 (2.68%) Retail
4 175 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 173 (2.61%) Banking
6 86 (1.30%) Back Office
7 78 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 76 (1.15%) Advertising
9 75 (1.13%) Investment Banking
10 69 (1.04%) Automotive
11 67 (1.01%) Publishing
12 64 (0.96%) Front Office
13 55 (0.83%) Legal
14 44 (0.66%) Law
15 38 (0.57%) Aerospace
16 31 (0.47%) Electronics
17 28 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
18 26 (0.39%) Financial Institution
19 24 (0.36%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3996 (60.23%) .NET
2 2576 (38.82%) ASP.NET
3 2387 (35.98%) HTML
4 1808 (27.25%) CSS
5 1235 (18.61%) jQuery
6 996 (15.01%) XML
7 944 (14.23%) WCF
8 925 (13.94%) .NET Framework
9 893 (13.46%) Web Services
10 788 (11.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 673 (10.14%) HTML5
12 611 (9.21%) WPF
13 525 (7.91%) WinForms
14 497 (7.49%) Ajax
15 391 (5.89%) LINQ
16 389 (5.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 336 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 326 (4.91%) SOAP
19 315 (4.75%) CSS3
20 262 (3.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1218 (18.36%) Computer Science
2 529 (7.97%) Mathematics
3 308 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 239 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
5 234 (3.53%) Mobile App
6 218 (3.29%) Physics
7 197 (2.97%) Open Source
8 170 (2.56%) User Experience
9 137 (2.06%) Client/Server
10 117 (1.76%) Hedge funds
11 97 (1.46%) N-Tier
12 69 (1.04%) Visualisation
13 59 (0.89%) GIS
14 54 (0.81%) 3D Graphics
14 54 (0.81%) Derivative
15 49 (0.74%) Equities
16 42 (0.63%) Social Media
17 39 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 35 (0.53%) Blackberry
19 34 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1057 (15.93%) Windows
2 831 (12.52%) Linux
3 405 (6.10%) UNIX
4 326 (4.91%) Android
5 226 (3.41%) Apple iOS
6 37 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (0.38%) BlackBerry OS
8 25 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 24 (0.36%) Windows 8
10 23 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 22 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 21 (0.32%) CentOS
12 21 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (0.32%) Windows CE
13 20 (0.30%) Windows Phone
14 18 (0.27%) Fedora
15 17 (0.26%) Windows 7
16 16 (0.24%) Solaris
17 15 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2344 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1760 (26.53%) Software Engineering
3 1654 (24.93%) OO
4 1639 (24.70%) MVC
5 874 (13.17%) TDD
6 669 (10.08%) Scrum
7 547 (8.24%) OOD
8 533 (8.03%) Unit Testing
9 508 (7.66%) OOP
10 400 (6.03%) Web Development
11 349 (5.26%) Mentoring
12 338 (5.09%) Multithreading
13 283 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
14 278 (4.19%) E-Commerce
15 246 (3.71%) BDD
16 208 (3.13%) Project Management
17 202 (3.04%) SOA
18 179 (2.70%) CRM
19 162 (2.44%) UML
20 152 (2.29%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 4516 (68.06%) C#
2 2748 (41.42%) SQL
3 2598 (39.16%) JavaScript
4 1824 (27.49%) Java
5 1511 (22.77%) C++
6 852 (12.84%) VB.NET
7 628 (9.46%) T-SQL
8 511 (7.70%) PHP
9 482 (7.26%) C
10 451 (6.80%) Python
11 424 (6.39%) VB
12 241 (3.63%) Ruby
13 178 (2.68%) VB6
14 175 (2.64%) Perl
15 125 (1.88%) PL/SQL
16 122 (1.84%) Scala
17 95 (1.43%) F#
18 93 (1.40%) Shell Script
19 89 (1.34%) VBScript
20 78 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1636 (24.66%) Degree
2 151 (2.28%) PhD
3 126 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 114 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (0.53%) SC Cleared
5 35 (0.53%) DV Cleared
6 25 (0.38%) MCSD
7 20 (0.30%) MCP
8 17 (0.26%) HND
9 11 (0.17%) MCAD
10 10 (0.15%) ISEB
11 9 (0.14%) MCSE
12 8 (0.12%) MCTS
13 6 (0.090%) Postgraduate
14 5 (0.075%) CCNP
14 5 (0.075%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.075%) MCPD
15 4 (0.060%) MCITP
15 4 (0.060%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.060%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (2.88%) QA
2 26 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.33%) SLA
4 8 (0.12%) HL7
4 8 (0.12%) GAMP
5 6 (0.090%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.075%) TickIT
6 5 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.060%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 2 (0.030%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.015%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.11%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.075%) Samba
4 4 (0.060%) Snort
4 4 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.060%) SpamAssassin
5 3 (0.045%) HDFS
5 3 (0.045%) OpenSSH
6 2 (0.030%) vSphere
6 2 (0.030%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.030%) Squid
7 1 (0.015%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (0.39%) Puppet
2 26 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 20 (0.30%) logstash
5 8 (0.12%) YUM
6 5 (0.075%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.045%) Nagios
8 2 (0.030%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.015%) SCCM
9 1 (0.015%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.015%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.015%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.015%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1486 (22.40%) Microsoft
2 644 (9.71%) Oracle
3 118 (1.78%) Google
4 91 (1.37%) Facebook
5 80 (1.21%) Zend
6 63 (0.95%) JBoss
7 53 (0.80%) SAP
7 53 (0.80%) Twitter
8 50 (0.75%) Red Hat
9 41 (0.62%) Sybase
10 38 (0.57%) Telerik
11 36 (0.54%) DevExpress
12 35 (0.53%) Endeca
13 34 (0.51%) IBM
13 34 (0.51%) RedPrairie
14 27 (0.41%) Sencha
15 26 (0.39%) Adobe
16 25 (0.38%) TOWER Software
17 24 (0.36%) Sage
18 22 (0.33%) Panasonic
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £60000 to £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Exceptional Environment & Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
East Riding
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £32000 Per Annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Recital Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum Plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Type Agency
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + comprehensive benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum - benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
IT MOB
Salary: From £20,000 to £33,000 per annum +Benefits (Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
IT MOB
Salary: From £20,000 to £33,000 per annum + Benefits (Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: 16 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40,000 per annum pro rata - 6 months fixed term contract
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
MOO.com
Posted: 17 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Candidate Source
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum according to experience
Posted: 17 hours ago
Ilkley, Yorkshire
The SmartList
Salary: up to £35k (depending on experience) + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £32000 per annum - training and benefits
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