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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 107 91 96
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3069 3407 3486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.66% 3.07% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 3.24% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2739 3122 3157
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%

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
109010 105147 109704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90448 86287 94223
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,448 £26,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -15 2826 £38,000 +1.33% 398
South East -1 760 £40,000 +6.66% 85
London -19 532 £50,000 - 76
East of England -2 322 £40,000 - 46
Yorkshire -3 294 £35,000 - 42
South West -25 280 £35,000 +7.69% 48
West Midlands -17 206 £35,000 - 32
East Midlands +8 200 £34,500 -8.00% 13
Surrey +2 191 £45,000 +12.50% 16
West Yorkshire -7 189 £35,000 - 25
North West -61 189 £37,500 +7.14% 45
Hampshire +18 179 £35,000 - 27
Scotland +16 157 £40,000 +6.66% 19
Cambridgeshire -5 120 £41,000 +17.14% 32
City of London -9 113 £53,500 +7.00% 17
Manchester -56 109 £37,500 +7.14% 22
Leeds -23 101 £37,500 +2.73% 12
Oxfordshire -4 98 £37,000 -1.33% 9
Hertfordshire +11 96 £40,000 - 7
Nottinghamshire +14 93 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Cambridge -6 91 £42,500 +13.33% 24
Berkshire -57 91 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Edinburgh +19 82 £40,000 +10.34% 8
North East 0 70 £36,500 -2.34% 11
Nottingham +2 64 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Gloucestershire -14 63 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Bristol -36 63 £37,500 +15.38% 11
Tyne and Wear +2 61 £33,500 -16.25% 8
Dorset +3 60 £30,000 -16.66% 10
Birmingham -12 60 £35,000 - 12

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4270 (69.31%) C#
2 3757 (60.98%) .NET
3 2625 (42.61%) SQL Server
4 2570 (41.71%) JavaScript
5 2520 (40.90%) SQL
6 2494 (40.48%) ASP.NET
7 2349 (38.13%) HTML
8 2218 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
9 1806 (29.31%) CSS
10 1747 (28.36%) MVC
11 1658 (26.91%) Java
12 1639 (26.60%) Software Engineering
13 1608 (26.10%) Degree
14 1446 (23.47%) OO
15 1380 (22.40%) Microsoft
16 1348 (21.88%) C++
17 1198 (19.44%) jQuery
18 1044 (16.95%) XML
19 1018 (16.52%) Computer Science
20 1010 (16.39%) Windows
21 929 (15.08%) .NET Framework
22 905 (14.69%) ASP.NET MVC
23 896 (14.54%) VB.NET
24 884 (14.35%) Finance
25 870 (14.12%) Web Services
26 842 (13.67%) Visual Studio
27 813 (13.20%) WCF
28 769 (12.48%) Linux
29 761 (12.35%) TDD
30 665 (10.79%) MS Excel

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 266 (4.32%) IIS
2 241 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 126 (2.05%) Node.js
4 100 (1.62%) Apache
5 97 (1.57%) Tomcat
6 63 (1.02%) Confluence
7 56 (0.91%) CMS
8 53 (0.86%) WebSphere
8 53 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
9 47 (0.76%) JBoss
10 39 (0.63%) Umbraco
11 32 (0.52%) Apache Solr
12 30 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
13 29 (0.47%) NServiceBus
14 28 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
15 27 (0.44%) WordPress
16 26 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
17 23 (0.37%) GlassFish
18 21 (0.34%) WebLogic
19 20 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 665 (10.79%) MS Excel
2 126 (2.05%) MS Office
3 15 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 15 (0.24%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.11%) Mingle
4 7 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.097%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.081%) Mathematica
6 5 (0.081%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.081%) Revit
7 3 (0.049%) MS Project
8 2 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
8 2 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.016%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 66 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.31%) Magento
3 9 (0.15%) Line 500
4 7 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.097%) Visualfiles
5 6 (0.097%) Shopify
6 4 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.032%) Pegasus Opera
8 2 (0.032%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.032%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.032%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.016%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.016%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.016%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.016%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.016%) GoldMine
9 1 (0.016%) Line 100
Cloud Services
1 138 (2.24%) SaaS
2 66 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (0.75%) GitHub
4 34 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (0.28%) Force.com
7 11 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.15%) PaaS
9 7 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.065%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.032%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.032%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.032%) Office 365
12 1 (0.016%) IaaS
12 1 (0.016%) Trello
12 1 (0.016%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 163 (2.65%) Internet
2 82 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 72 (1.17%) HTTP
4 71 (1.15%) Intranet
5 32 (0.52%) LDAP
6 23 (0.37%) SMTP
7 21 (0.34%) Wireless
8 20 (0.32%) GPRS
9 19 (0.31%) FTP
10 16 (0.26%) GSM
10 16 (0.26%) Bluetooth
11 15 (0.24%) Ethernet
12 12 (0.19%) SNMP
12 12 (0.19%) Extranet
13 11 (0.18%) SSL
13 11 (0.18%) VoIP
13 11 (0.18%) SMS
14 10 (0.16%) Firewall
15 9 (0.15%) DNS
16 7 (0.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2625 (42.61%) SQL Server
2 478 (7.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 438 (7.11%) MySQL
4 323 (5.24%) Relational Database
5 218 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 204 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 189 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 165 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 125 (2.03%) Big Data
10 118 (1.92%) NoSQL
11 97 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
12 90 (1.46%) Oracle Database
13 82 (1.33%) RDBMS
14 78 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
15 70 (1.14%) MongoDB
16 63 (1.02%) RavenDB
17 62 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 48 (0.78%) Hadoop
19 43 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
20 37 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 842 (13.67%) Visual Studio
2 428 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 351 (5.70%) NUnit
4 310 (5.03%) Git (software)
5 273 (4.43%) Subversion
6 154 (2.50%) Rhino Mocks
7 108 (1.75%) Maven
8 107 (1.74%) Cucumber
9 99 (1.61%) JIRA
10 93 (1.51%) JUnit
10 93 (1.51%) Moq
10 93 (1.51%) Jenkins
11 88 (1.43%) Selenium
12 87 (1.41%) TeamCity
13 83 (1.35%) Eclipse
14 73 (1.18%) ReSharper
15 65 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 58 (0.94%) WATIR
17 56 (0.91%) NCrunch
18 55 (0.89%) MSTest
General
1 884 (14.35%) Finance
2 237 (3.85%) Retail
3 175 (2.84%) Banking
4 169 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 157 (2.55%) Games
6 149 (2.42%) Marketing
7 89 (1.44%) Automotive
7 89 (1.44%) Back Office
8 70 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 63 (1.02%) Aerospace
10 60 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 58 (0.94%) Advertising
12 52 (0.84%) Law
13 47 (0.76%) Front Office
14 46 (0.75%) Legal
15 31 (0.50%) Electronics
16 25 (0.41%) Multimedia
17 23 (0.37%) Publishing
18 16 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 12 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3757 (60.98%) .NET
2 2494 (40.48%) ASP.NET
3 2349 (38.13%) HTML
4 1806 (29.31%) CSS
5 1198 (19.44%) jQuery
6 1044 (16.95%) XML
7 929 (15.08%) .NET Framework
8 905 (14.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 870 (14.12%) Web Services
10 813 (13.20%) WCF
11 603 (9.79%) WPF
12 602 (9.77%) HTML5
13 529 (8.59%) Ajax
14 458 (7.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 446 (7.24%) WinForms
16 388 (6.30%) LINQ
17 361 (5.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 333 (5.40%) SOAP
19 300 (4.87%) CSS3
20 246 (3.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1018 (16.52%) Computer Science
2 430 (6.98%) Mathematics
3 290 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 223 (3.62%) Mobile App
5 215 (3.49%) Open Source
6 192 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
7 189 (3.07%) Physics
8 180 (2.92%) Algorithms
9 169 (2.74%) User Experience
10 120 (1.95%) Client/Server
11 99 (1.61%) N-Tier
12 75 (1.22%) Hedge funds
13 73 (1.18%) Visualisation
14 60 (0.97%) GIS
15 40 (0.65%) Data Structures
16 39 (0.63%) Social Media
17 32 (0.52%) Blackberry
17 32 (0.52%) NHS
17 32 (0.52%) Derivative
17 32 (0.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1010 (16.39%) Windows
2 769 (12.48%) Linux
3 306 (4.97%) UNIX
4 277 (4.50%) Android
5 256 (4.16%) Apple iOS
6 29 (0.47%) Windows 8
7 26 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (0.42%) Solaris
8 25 (0.41%) Windows Phone
9 23 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
11 21 (0.34%) BlackBerry OS
11 21 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 17 (0.28%) AIX
13 16 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 15 (0.24%) Fedora
15 14 (0.23%) HPUX
15 14 (0.23%) Windows 7
15 14 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2218 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1747 (28.36%) MVC
3 1639 (26.60%) Software Engineering
4 1446 (23.47%) OO
5 761 (12.35%) TDD
6 641 (10.40%) Scrum
7 528 (8.57%) OOP
8 516 (8.38%) OOD
9 481 (7.81%) Unit Testing
10 406 (6.59%) Web Development
11 312 (5.06%) Mentoring
12 283 (4.59%) E-Commerce
13 282 (4.58%) Multithreading
14 279 (4.53%) Continuous Integration
15 239 (3.88%) BDD
16 206 (3.34%) Project Management
17 183 (2.97%) UML
18 155 (2.52%) SOA
19 153 (2.48%) CRM
20 139 (2.26%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 4270 (69.31%) C#
2 2570 (41.71%) JavaScript
3 2520 (40.90%) SQL
4 1658 (26.91%) Java
5 1348 (21.88%) C++
6 896 (14.54%) VB.NET
7 601 (9.75%) T-SQL
8 495 (8.03%) C
9 476 (7.73%) PHP
10 406 (6.59%) VB
11 355 (5.76%) Python
12 195 (3.17%) Ruby
13 181 (2.94%) VB6
14 129 (2.09%) Perl
15 108 (1.75%) PL/SQL
16 88 (1.43%) Shell Script
17 78 (1.27%) VBA
17 78 (1.27%) Objective-C
18 76 (1.23%) VBScript
19 75 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1608 (26.10%) Degree
2 134 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 128 (2.08%) PhD
4 100 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (0.60%) SC Cleared
6 36 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 19 (0.31%) MCSD
8 18 (0.29%) HND
9 11 (0.18%) MCP
10 10 (0.16%) MCTS
11 9 (0.15%) Postgraduate
12 8 (0.13%) MCPD
13 6 (0.097%) MCSE
13 6 (0.097%) MCAD
14 5 (0.081%) HNC
14 5 (0.081%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (0.081%) Sun Certification
14 5 (0.081%) OCPJP
14 5 (0.081%) OCMJD
15 4 (0.065%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (3.18%) QA
2 33 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 20 (0.32%) SLA
4 15 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.13%) GAMP
5 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.11%) TickIT
7 6 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 4 (0.065%) HL7
9 3 (0.049%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.049%) WCAG
9 3 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.032%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.016%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.016%) DICOM
11 1 (0.016%) JTAG
11 1 (0.016%) DO-178B
System Software
1 24 (0.39%) Firmware
2 23 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.081%) qmail
4 5 (0.081%) Samba
5 4 (0.065%) Snort
5 4 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.065%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.049%) HDFS
7 2 (0.032%) vSphere
8 1 (0.016%) Varnish
8 1 (0.016%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.016%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (0.50%) Puppet
2 23 (0.37%) logstash
3 20 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 18 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.11%) Nagios
7 6 (0.097%) StatsD
8 5 (0.081%) YUM
8 5 (0.081%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.081%) Zenoss
9 4 (0.065%) Kibana
10 2 (0.032%) Opsview
10 2 (0.032%) Sysprep
11 1 (0.016%) OpenView
11 1 (0.016%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.016%) SCCM
11 1 (0.016%) SCOM
11 1 (0.016%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1380 (22.40%) Microsoft
2 601 (9.75%) Oracle
3 72 (1.17%) Google
4 66 (1.07%) Twitter
5 60 (0.97%) Zend
6 56 (0.91%) Endeca
7 52 (0.84%) RedPrairie
8 45 (0.73%) Telerik
9 42 (0.68%) Red Hat
10 35 (0.57%) IBM
11 33 (0.54%) Sybase
12 32 (0.52%) SAP
13 31 (0.50%) Xamarin
14 30 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
15 29 (0.47%) Apple
16 28 (0.45%) TOWER Software
17 27 (0.44%) Facebook
18 26 (0.42%) Sage
19 24 (0.39%) Adobe
20 23 (0.37%) DevExpress
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Benefits
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Brighton, East Sussex
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Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
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Salary: £45,000 DOE
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Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum + pension, 23 days hol
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits - pension, free parking
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + fantastic benefits
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Warwick, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension etc
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Zetman
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonuses
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Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Newbury, Berkshire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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