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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 111 97 92
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2766 3302 3248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.52% 2.82% 2.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.68% 2.98% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2459 2964 2877
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,400 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -12 2591 £40,000 - 426
South East -16 689 £42,500 +11.11% 82
London -19 550 £47,500 -9.52% 99
South West +32 320 £36,375 +1.04% 60
East of England 0 273 £37,500 -6.25% 48
North West -21 191 £37,500 - 53
West Midlands -10 181 £35,000 - 27
Yorkshire -31 179 £37,000 +5.71% 34
East Midlands +4 172 £40,000 +2.56% 19
Hampshire +2 162 £40,000 +23.07% 17
West Yorkshire -15 140 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Surrey -22 129 £45,000 -5.26% 16
Berkshire +32 125 £50,000 +25.00% 16
City of London +42 116 £47,500 -5.00% 24
Manchester -21 108 £38,500 +2.66% 25
Bristol +32 96 £41,500 +3.75% 15
East Sussex -7 96 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Leeds -27 84 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Cambridgeshire -4 83 £42,500 +4.29% 19
Cambridge +15 80 £42,500 +2.40% 18
Suffolk +27 79 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Brighton -7 79 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Nottinghamshire +14 77 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Ipswich +29 75 £30,000 -10.44% 2
Scotland -54 73 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Nottingham +12 58 £40,000 +10.34% 5
North East -8 58 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Oxfordshire -19 58 £38,750 +17.42% 18
Wiltshire +25 57 £35,000 -6.66% 10
Buckinghamshire 0 57 £45,000 +12.50% 5

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3828 (65.76%) C#
2 3487 (59.90%) .NET
3 2547 (43.76%) SQL
4 2513 (43.17%) JavaScript
5 2416 (41.50%) SQL Server
6 2255 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
7 2245 (38.57%) HTML
8 2107 (36.20%) ASP.NET
9 1726 (29.65%) CSS
10 1692 (29.07%) MVC
11 1665 (28.60%) Java
12 1533 (26.34%) Degree
13 1504 (25.84%) Software Engineering
14 1270 (21.82%) OO
15 1267 (21.77%) jQuery
16 1214 (20.86%) C++
17 1183 (20.32%) Microsoft
18 1032 (17.73%) Computer Science
19 994 (17.08%) Windows
20 920 (15.80%) TDD
21 902 (15.50%) XML
22 880 (15.12%) Finance
23 861 (14.79%) Web Services
24 848 (14.57%) .NET Framework
25 831 (14.28%) ASP.NET MVC
26 771 (13.25%) Linux
27 756 (12.99%) Scrum
28 734 (12.61%) HTML5
29 708 (12.16%) Visual Studio
30 699 (12.01%) SDLC

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 178 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 176 (3.02%) IIS
3 125 (2.15%) Node.js
4 116 (1.99%) Apache
5 82 (1.41%) CMS
6 73 (1.25%) JBoss
7 71 (1.22%) Tomcat
8 57 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
9 55 (0.94%) Umbraco
10 49 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 25 (0.43%) WebLogic
12 24 (0.41%) Kentico
13 23 (0.40%) Confluence
13 23 (0.40%) WordPress
14 22 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
14 22 (0.38%) DNN
15 18 (0.31%) nginx
16 16 (0.27%) Drupal
17 14 (0.24%) Apache Pig
17 14 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 452 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 49 (0.84%) MS Office
3 18 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.21%) MS Project
4 12 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (0.10%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.034%) Simulink
9 2 (0.034%) Stateflow
9 2 (0.034%) Maya
9 2 (0.034%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.017%) GIMP
10 1 (0.017%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.017%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 45 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.17%) Changepoint
4 9 (0.15%) Sophis RISQUE
5 8 (0.14%) Magento
6 3 (0.052%) Summit
6 3 (0.052%) assyst
7 2 (0.034%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.034%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.034%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.034%) VisionPLUS
7 2 (0.034%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.034%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.017%) Odoo
8 1 (0.017%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.017%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.017%) HFM
8 1 (0.017%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.017%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 161 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (1.99%) SaaS
3 99 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (0.62%) GitHub
6 16 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (0.26%) Google App Engine
8 12 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.12%) IaaS
11 3 (0.052%) PaaS
11 3 (0.052%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.034%) Force.com
12 2 (0.034%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.034%) Office 365
13 1 (0.017%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.017%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.017%) Boomi
13 1 (0.017%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 112 (1.92%) Internet
2 92 (1.58%) TCP/IP
3 91 (1.56%) HTTP
4 23 (0.40%) Network Security
5 22 (0.38%) Intranet
6 18 (0.31%) Broadband
7 15 (0.26%) DNS
8 11 (0.19%) FTP
9 10 (0.17%) DHCP
9 10 (0.17%) SSL
10 8 (0.14%) ICMP
11 7 (0.12%) VoIP
11 7 (0.12%) WAN
11 7 (0.12%) SMTP
12 6 (0.10%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.10%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.10%) LDAP
12 6 (0.10%) SMPP
13 5 (0.086%) Firewall
13 5 (0.086%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2416 (41.50%) SQL Server
2 441 (7.58%) MySQL
3 362 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 313 (5.38%) Relational Database
5 247 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 232 (3.99%) MongoDB
7 228 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 223 (3.83%) NoSQL
9 209 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 174 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
11 114 (1.96%) RDBMS
12 96 (1.65%) Big Data
13 89 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
14 71 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
15 62 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 60 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
17 57 (0.98%) Hadoop
18 55 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
19 52 (0.89%) Redis
20 51 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 708 (12.16%) Visual Studio
2 419 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 331 (5.69%) Git (software)
4 217 (3.73%) Subversion
5 213 (3.66%) NUnit
6 144 (2.47%) Jenkins
7 137 (2.35%) Selenium
8 131 (2.25%) Maven
9 130 (2.23%) JUnit
10 98 (1.68%) JIRA
11 78 (1.34%) Eclipse
12 74 (1.27%) TeamCity
13 66 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 60 (1.03%) Ant
15 50 (0.86%) Cucumber
16 47 (0.81%) ReSharper
17 44 (0.76%) Rhino Mocks
18 42 (0.72%) WebDriver
19 35 (0.60%) Moq
20 32 (0.55%) Hudson
General
1 880 (15.12%) Finance
2 253 (4.35%) Games
3 217 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 175 (3.01%) Retail
5 164 (2.82%) Marketing
6 159 (2.73%) Automotive
7 124 (2.13%) Banking
8 115 (1.98%) Aerospace
9 112 (1.92%) Manufacturing
10 106 (1.82%) Back Office
11 76 (1.31%) Advertising
12 60 (1.03%) Electronics
13 57 (0.98%) Investment Banking
14 49 (0.84%) Legal
15 44 (0.76%) Law
16 41 (0.70%) Publishing
17 34 (0.58%) Front Office
18 30 (0.52%) Financial Institution
19 18 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
20 11 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3487 (59.90%) .NET
2 2245 (38.57%) HTML
3 2107 (36.20%) ASP.NET
4 1726 (29.65%) CSS
5 1267 (21.77%) jQuery
6 902 (15.50%) XML
7 861 (14.79%) Web Services
8 848 (14.57%) .NET Framework
9 831 (14.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 734 (12.61%) HTML5
11 672 (11.54%) WCF
12 452 (7.76%) Ajax
13 425 (7.30%) WPF
14 404 (6.94%) AngularJS
15 396 (6.80%) Entity Framework
16 351 (6.03%) WinForms
17 334 (5.74%) SOAP
18 332 (5.70%) Spring
19 313 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 296 (5.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1032 (17.73%) Computer Science
2 350 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 344 (5.91%) Mathematics
4 196 (3.37%) Mobile App
5 182 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 163 (2.80%) User Experience
7 137 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
8 135 (2.32%) Physics
9 90 (1.55%) N-Tier
10 84 (1.44%) Data Structures
11 78 (1.34%) Visualisation
12 66 (1.13%) Client/Server
13 63 (1.08%) Management Information System
14 61 (1.05%) Digital Media
15 59 (1.01%) Online Games
16 44 (0.76%) Hedge funds
17 37 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 36 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
19 29 (0.50%) GIS
19 29 (0.50%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 994 (17.08%) Windows
2 771 (13.25%) Linux
3 310 (5.33%) Android
4 275 (4.72%) Apple iOS
5 262 (4.50%) UNIX
6 53 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (0.70%) Windows Phone
8 33 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
9 31 (0.53%) Windows 8
10 30 (0.52%) Mac OS X
11 24 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 17 (0.29%) Solaris
14 15 (0.26%) Windows CE
15 13 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
16 12 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
18 9 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
19 7 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
19 7 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2255 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1692 (29.07%) MVC
3 1504 (25.84%) Software Engineering
4 1270 (21.82%) OO
5 920 (15.80%) TDD
6 756 (12.99%) Scrum
7 699 (12.01%) SDLC
8 503 (8.64%) OOP
9 423 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
10 422 (7.25%) Unit Testing
11 403 (6.92%) Web Development
12 311 (5.34%) OOD
13 265 (4.55%) E-Commerce
14 254 (4.36%) BDD
15 226 (3.88%) Mentoring
16 220 (3.78%) Open Source
17 216 (3.71%) Multithreading
18 206 (3.54%) UML
19 187 (3.21%) CRM
20 170 (2.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3828 (65.76%) C#
2 2547 (43.76%) SQL
3 2513 (43.17%) JavaScript
4 1665 (28.60%) Java
5 1214 (20.86%) C++
6 658 (11.30%) VB.NET
7 594 (10.20%) T-SQL
8 565 (9.71%) Python
9 480 (8.25%) PHP
10 443 (7.61%) C
11 358 (6.15%) VB
12 226 (3.88%) Ruby
13 136 (2.34%) VB6
14 133 (2.28%) Perl
15 104 (1.79%) PL/SQL
16 95 (1.63%) Objective-C
17 90 (1.55%) VBA
18 84 (1.44%) Groovy
19 81 (1.39%) Scala
20 51 (0.88%) Go
Qualifications
1 1533 (26.34%) Degree
2 111 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 92 (1.58%) Security Cleared
4 46 (0.79%) PhD
5 36 (0.62%) SC Cleared
6 34 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 22 (0.38%) HND
8 20 (0.34%) ISEB
9 17 (0.29%) MCSD
10 13 (0.22%) MCP
11 11 (0.19%) MCAD
12 7 (0.12%) Sun Certification
13 6 (0.10%) MCPD
14 5 (0.086%) MCSE
15 4 (0.069%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.069%) MCTS
15 4 (0.069%) MCITP
15 4 (0.069%) ISTQB
16 3 (0.052%) HNC
17 2 (0.034%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (4.93%) QA
2 28 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 24 (0.41%) SLA
4 15 (0.26%) GAMP
5 11 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.17%) HL7
7 6 (0.10%) TickIT
8 5 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.069%) DICOM
10 3 (0.052%) WAI
10 3 (0.052%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.052%) Section 508
System Software
1 45 (0.77%) Firmware
2 29 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.26%) Docker
5 10 (0.17%) iptables
5 10 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.15%) Xen
6 9 (0.15%) LXC
7 5 (0.086%) KVM
7 5 (0.086%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 4 (0.069%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.034%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.034%) vSphere
9 2 (0.034%) Varnish
10 1 (0.017%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.017%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (0.40%) Puppet
2 18 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 17 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.15%) Vagrant
5 7 (0.12%) OPNET
6 6 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.086%) Mesos
8 4 (0.069%) Control-M
8 4 (0.069%) WMI
8 4 (0.069%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 4 (0.069%) SCCM
9 3 (0.052%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.034%) Ansible
11 1 (0.017%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.017%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.017%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.017%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1183 (20.32%) Microsoft
2 555 (9.53%) Oracle
3 103 (1.77%) Google
4 80 (1.37%) Xamarin
5 71 (1.22%) Sybase
6 58 (1.00%) Apple
7 48 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 45 (0.77%) TOWER Software
9 41 (0.70%) IBM
10 37 (0.64%) Adobe
11 36 (0.62%) VMware
12 34 (0.58%) Twitter
13 32 (0.55%) Facebook
13 32 (0.55%) Red Hat
14 30 (0.52%) Sitecore
15 26 (0.45%) DevExpress
16 25 (0.43%) SAP
17 23 (0.40%) Zend
18 22 (0.38%) Tableau
19 21 (0.36%) EPiServer
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