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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 103 86 86
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2926 3746 3397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.74% 3.19% 3.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 3.37% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2603 3335 3009
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 2795 £40,000 - 423
South East -18 687 £40,500 +1.25% 64
London -44 624 £47,500 -17.39% 87
East of England +21 389 £39,500 +5.33% 44
South West -2 262 £35,000 -4.10% 54
Yorkshire +7 247 £37,500 +7.14% 37
West Midlands +8 236 £35,000 +5.26% 33
Hampshire +16 193 £40,000 +14.28% 9
East Midlands +8 172 £41,250 +3.12% 27
North West -51 166 £38,000 +8.57% 65
City of London +78 149 £50,000 - 27
West Yorkshire +3 149 £40,000 +14.28% 20
Surrey +3 134 £52,500 +16.66% 10
Cambridgeshire +8 120 £45,000 +20.00% 30
Cambridge +25 110 £45,000 +12.50% 26
Suffolk +30 105 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Ipswich +31 100 £30,000 -10.44% 1
Berkshire -32 96 £45,000 - 11
Birmingham +10 95 £35,000 +9.37% 7
Manchester -44 93 £40,000 +14.28% 33
Leeds -17 89 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Hertfordshire +3 78 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Bristol +4 67 £37,500 -6.25% 15
West Sussex +8 63 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Nottinghamshire +15 62 £42,500 +6.25% 13
North Yorkshire +10 62 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Scotland -53 61 £40,000 - 19
Nottingham +15 60 £40,000 - 11
Oxfordshire -26 60 £37,500 - 18
East Sussex -21 59 £40,000 +14.28% 7

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3977 (67.02%) C#
2 3551 (59.84%) .NET
3 2530 (42.64%) SQL
4 2479 (41.78%) SQL Server
5 2466 (41.56%) JavaScript
6 2284 (38.49%) ASP.NET
7 2244 (37.82%) HTML
8 2204 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
9 1755 (29.58%) CSS
10 1752 (29.52%) MVC
11 1636 (27.57%) Java
12 1617 (27.25%) Degree
13 1524 (25.68%) Software Engineering
14 1375 (23.17%) OO
15 1261 (21.25%) Microsoft
16 1213 (20.44%) C++
17 1207 (20.34%) jQuery
18 1072 (18.07%) Windows
19 936 (15.77%) XML
20 931 (15.69%) TDD
21 924 (15.57%) Computer Science
21 924 (15.57%) ASP.NET MVC
22 886 (14.93%) Finance
23 865 (14.58%) .NET Framework
24 793 (13.36%) Linux
25 785 (13.23%) Scrum
26 784 (13.21%) Web Services
27 748 (12.61%) VB.NET
28 743 (12.52%) Visual Studio
29 701 (11.81%) WCF

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 188 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 180 (3.03%) IIS
3 123 (2.07%) Apache
4 121 (2.04%) Node.js
5 77 (1.30%) CMS
6 75 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 61 (1.03%) WebSphere
8 59 (0.99%) JBoss
9 44 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
10 34 (0.57%) Umbraco
11 30 (0.51%) Confluence
12 28 (0.47%) WebLogic
13 22 (0.37%) nginx
14 16 (0.27%) WordPress
15 15 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (0.25%) Drupal
16 14 (0.24%) MS Exchange
17 13 (0.22%) GlassFish
18 10 (0.17%) FormScape
18 10 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 498 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 52 (0.88%) MS Office
3 40 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 17 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.10%) MS Project
9 3 (0.051%) Mingle
9 3 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.034%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.034%) Simulink
10 2 (0.034%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.034%) Mathematica
10 2 (0.034%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.017%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 55 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.15%) Sophis RISQUE
2 9 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.084%) Changepoint
3 5 (0.084%) Magento
4 3 (0.051%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.051%) assyst
5 2 (0.034%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.034%) Bond Adapt
5 2 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.034%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.017%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.017%) Odoo
6 1 (0.017%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.017%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.017%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.017%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.017%) HFM
6 1 (0.017%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 139 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 113 (1.90%) SaaS
3 82 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (0.49%) GitHub
6 13 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.17%) Google App Engine
9 8 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.12%) PaaS
11 6 (0.10%) Force.com
11 6 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.084%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.051%) IaaS
14 1 (0.017%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.017%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 1 (0.017%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.017%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.017%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 128 (2.16%) Internet
2 111 (1.87%) HTTP
3 86 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 28 (0.47%) Network Security
5 24 (0.40%) DNS
6 21 (0.35%) Intranet
7 16 (0.27%) DHCP
8 15 (0.25%) LDAP
9 13 (0.22%) FTP
10 12 (0.20%) VoIP
10 12 (0.20%) WAN
11 10 (0.17%) ICMP
11 10 (0.17%) Broadband
11 10 (0.17%) LAN
11 10 (0.17%) SSL
12 8 (0.13%) SNMP
12 8 (0.13%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.12%) Wireless
13 7 (0.12%) Firewall
14 6 (0.10%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2479 (41.78%) SQL Server
2 410 (6.91%) MySQL
3 409 (6.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 303 (5.11%) Relational Database
5 242 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 216 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 196 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 194 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 178 (3.00%) MongoDB
10 171 (2.88%) NoSQL
11 124 (2.09%) RDBMS
12 85 (1.43%) Big Data
13 73 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
14 64 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
14 64 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
15 58 (0.98%) Redis
16 51 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 46 (0.78%) Hadoop
18 44 (0.74%) Oracle Database
19 41 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 743 (12.52%) Visual Studio
2 386 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 296 (4.99%) Git (software)
4 253 (4.26%) NUnit
5 216 (3.64%) Subversion
6 111 (1.87%) Jenkins
7 108 (1.82%) Selenium
8 105 (1.77%) JUnit
8 105 (1.77%) Maven
9 97 (1.63%) JIRA
10 88 (1.48%) TeamCity
11 86 (1.45%) Eclipse
12 70 (1.18%) Rhino Mocks
13 55 (0.93%) Cucumber
14 49 (0.83%) ReSharper
15 47 (0.79%) Moq
16 43 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 43 (0.72%) WebDriver
17 41 (0.69%) Hudson
18 38 (0.64%) Ant
General
1 886 (14.93%) Finance
2 209 (3.52%) Retail
3 193 (3.25%) Games
4 192 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 145 (2.44%) Automotive
6 143 (2.41%) Marketing
7 138 (2.33%) Banking
8 103 (1.74%) Aerospace
9 79 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 77 (1.30%) Back Office
11 75 (1.26%) Advertising
12 68 (1.15%) Electronics
13 45 (0.76%) Investment Banking
13 45 (0.76%) Publishing
14 38 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 38 (0.64%) Front Office
15 32 (0.54%) Law
15 32 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 21 (0.35%) Legal
17 13 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3551 (59.84%) .NET
2 2284 (38.49%) ASP.NET
3 2244 (37.82%) HTML
4 1755 (29.58%) CSS
5 1207 (20.34%) jQuery
6 936 (15.77%) XML
7 924 (15.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 865 (14.58%) .NET Framework
9 784 (13.21%) Web Services
10 701 (11.81%) WCF
11 699 (11.78%) HTML5
12 499 (8.41%) Ajax
13 440 (7.41%) WPF
14 408 (6.88%) Entity Framework
15 383 (6.45%) WinForms
16 354 (5.97%) AngularJS
17 314 (5.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 308 (5.19%) SOAP
19 299 (5.04%) CSS3
20 294 (4.95%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 924 (15.57%) Computer Science
2 367 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 334 (5.63%) Mathematics
4 243 (4.10%) Open Source
5 233 (3.93%) Mobile App
6 197 (3.32%) Algorithms
7 166 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
8 151 (2.54%) Physics
9 148 (2.49%) User Experience
10 105 (1.77%) Client/Server
11 96 (1.62%) N-Tier
12 82 (1.38%) Visualisation
13 77 (1.30%) Data Structures
14 54 (0.91%) Management Information System
15 47 (0.79%) Online Games
16 41 (0.69%) GIS
16 41 (0.69%) Social Media
16 41 (0.69%) Hedge funds
17 39 (0.66%) Derivative
18 38 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1072 (18.07%) Windows
2 793 (13.36%) Linux
3 299 (5.04%) Android
4 268 (4.52%) UNIX
5 252 (4.25%) Apple iOS
6 48 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (0.51%) Windows 8
7 30 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
8 29 (0.49%) Windows Phone
9 22 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 21 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
12 18 (0.30%) Solaris
13 14 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.19%) Windows CE
16 9 (0.15%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.12%) BlackBerry OS
17 7 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2204 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1752 (29.52%) MVC
3 1524 (25.68%) Software Engineering
4 1375 (23.17%) OO
5 931 (15.69%) TDD
6 785 (13.23%) Scrum
7 512 (8.63%) OOP
8 458 (7.72%) Unit Testing
9 424 (7.15%) Continuous Integration
10 411 (6.93%) Web Development
11 377 (6.35%) OOD
12 262 (4.42%) BDD
13 253 (4.26%) Multithreading
14 251 (4.23%) E-Commerce
15 244 (4.11%) UML
16 232 (3.91%) Mentoring
17 172 (2.90%) Project Management
18 163 (2.75%) CRM
19 162 (2.73%) Software Architecture
20 151 (2.54%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 3977 (67.02%) C#
2 2530 (42.64%) SQL
3 2466 (41.56%) JavaScript
4 1636 (27.57%) Java
5 1213 (20.44%) C++
6 748 (12.61%) VB.NET
7 671 (11.31%) T-SQL
8 509 (8.58%) PHP
9 502 (8.46%) Python
10 435 (7.33%) C
11 346 (5.83%) VB
12 209 (3.52%) Ruby
13 147 (2.48%) VB6
14 117 (1.97%) Perl
15 111 (1.87%) PL/SQL
16 95 (1.60%) Groovy
17 94 (1.58%) VBA
18 86 (1.45%) Objective-C
19 67 (1.13%) Scala
20 56 (0.94%) Go
Qualifications
1 1617 (27.25%) Degree
2 130 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 115 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 57 (0.96%) PhD
5 42 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 37 (0.62%) SC Cleared
7 23 (0.39%) MCSD
8 20 (0.34%) HND
9 18 (0.30%) MCPD
9 18 (0.30%) ISEB
10 13 (0.22%) MCP
11 11 (0.19%) Sun Certification
12 9 (0.15%) MCAD
13 7 (0.12%) OCPJP
13 7 (0.12%) OCMJD
14 6 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
15 5 (0.084%) MCTS
16 3 (0.051%) CSSLP
17 2 (0.034%) ISTQB
17 2 (0.034%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (5.16%) QA
2 28 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 23 (0.39%) SLA
4 10 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.12%) TickIT
6 6 (0.10%) HL7
7 5 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.067%) COBIT
9 3 (0.051%) GAMP
10 1 (0.017%) Section 508
10 1 (0.017%) WCAG
10 1 (0.017%) JTAG
System Software
1 51 (0.86%) Firmware
2 26 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 19 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.27%) iptables
5 10 (0.17%) Docker
6 5 (0.084%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 5 (0.084%) LXC
6 5 (0.084%) KVM
6 5 (0.084%) Xen
7 4 (0.067%) vSphere
7 4 (0.067%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.034%) Varnish
8 2 (0.034%) qmail
8 2 (0.034%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 28 (0.47%) Puppet
2 20 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.15%) Vagrant
4 8 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.084%) Mesos
6 4 (0.067%) OPNET
6 4 (0.067%) Control-M
7 2 (0.034%) yum
7 2 (0.034%) Zenoss
7 2 (0.034%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.034%) Nagios
8 1 (0.017%) logstash
8 1 (0.017%) StatsD
8 1 (0.017%) Ansible
8 1 (0.017%) Kibana
8 1 (0.017%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.017%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.017%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.017%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1261 (21.25%) Microsoft
2 486 (8.19%) Oracle
3 98 (1.65%) Google
4 69 (1.16%) Xamarin
5 67 (1.13%) Sybase
6 61 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
7 51 (0.86%) Twitter
8 50 (0.84%) TOWER Software
9 47 (0.79%) Apple
10 45 (0.76%) Adobe
11 41 (0.69%) IBM
12 30 (0.51%) Facebook
13 29 (0.49%) Red Hat
14 28 (0.47%) DevExpress
15 27 (0.46%) VMware
16 24 (0.40%) Telerik
17 22 (0.37%) Zend
18 19 (0.32%) Endeca
18 19 (0.32%) Tableau
19 18 (0.30%) Cisco
City, Bristol
Three People Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
networx
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bangor, Gwynedd
Supertemps
Salary: £20k - 22k per year
Posted: Yesterday
West London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgwater, Somerset
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + negotiable + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, life insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, life insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ThreePeople
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday