The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank 783 753 628
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -125
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 165 232 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 153 225 364
Median salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Software Programmer in the job title.

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer within the UK.

Software Programmer Salary Trend in the UK

Software Programmer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Programmer over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 within the UK.

Software Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Programmer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 160 £52,500 +31.25% 9
London +35 78 £65,000 +10.63% 4
East of England -3 30 £47,500 +23.37%
South East -14 30 £37,500 -3.84% 2
Cambridgeshire -11 16 £50,000 +17.64%
Cambridge -2 14 £50,000 +14.28%
Yorkshire +6 12 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Kent 0 10 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire +12 7 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Croydon -1 7 £52,500 +44.82%
Essex +2 6 £47,500 +28.37%
Saffron Walden +1 6 £47,500 +18.75%
North West +25 5 £32,500 +12.06%
Edinburgh +10 5 - -
Leeds +7 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Scotland +1 5 - -
Isle of Wight - 5 - -
City of London +44 4 £67,500 +12.50%
Hertfordshire +16 4 £36,250 -2.02%
East Sussex +12 4 £27,500 -31.25%
Brighton +3 4 £27,500 -31.25%
Suffolk +2 4 £70,000 +169.23%
West Sussex -15 4 £27,500 +22.22% 1
Horsham - 4 £27,500 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £36,250 -
Ealing - 4 £65,000 -
Berkshire +14 3 £28,500 -36.66%
Ipswich +1 3 £70,000 +169.23%
Manchester - 3 £27,500 -
Cheshire +24 2 £45,000 -10.00%

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Software Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Programmer in the job title.

1 243 (79.15%) Software Engineering
2 163 (53.09%) C#
3 141 (45.93%) SQL
4 138 (44.95%) .NET
5 123 (40.07%) SQL Server
6 114 (37.13%) Java
6 114 (37.13%) Degree
7 106 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (32.57%) Computer Science
9 92 (29.97%) Finance
10 85 (27.69%) C++
11 84 (27.36%) JavaScript
12 78 (25.41%) WCF
13 72 (23.45%) WPF
14 65 (21.17%) ASP.NET
15 62 (20.20%) Microsoft
16 60 (19.54%) Python
17 59 (19.22%) Web Services
18 55 (17.92%) HTML
19 54 (17.59%) Windows
19 54 (17.59%) Linux
19 54 (17.59%) MVC
19 54 (17.59%) TDD
20 50 (16.29%) Oracle
21 48 (15.64%) Unix
21 48 (15.64%) Hedge funds
22 43 (14.01%) NoSQL
23 42 (13.68%) OO
24 40 (13.03%) Visualisation
25 39 (12.70%) Enterprise Software

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.28%) Apache
2 7 (2.28%) Node.js
3 6 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.30%) IIS
4 4 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (0.98%) Drupal
5 3 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.65%) CMS
6 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.33%) Documentum
7 1 (0.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 21 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.28%) Google App Engine
3 7 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.63%) SaaS
5 3 (0.98%) GitHub
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.45%) TCP/IP
2 25 (8.14%) Network Security
3 13 (4.23%) Internet
4 3 (0.98%) HTTP
4 3 (0.98%) SSL
5 1 (0.33%) FTP
5 1 (0.33%) SMTP
5 1 (0.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (40.07%) SQL Server
2 43 (14.01%) NoSQL
3 21 (6.84%) Apache Cassandra
4 20 (6.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (4.56%) Data Mining
6 14 (4.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (3.91%) MySQL
8 11 (3.58%) Big Data
8 11 (3.58%) Event Store
8 11 (3.58%) Oracle Database
9 10 (3.26%) DataStage
9 10 (3.26%) Relational Database
9 10 (3.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.63%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.63%) Oracle9i Database
13 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.98%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (8.14%) SpecFlow
2 18 (5.86%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.91%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.91%) JIRA
4 10 (3.26%) Subversion
5 9 (2.93%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.93%) Maven
5 9 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.61%) TeamCity
7 7 (2.28%) Selenium
8 6 (1.95%) Ant
8 6 (1.95%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.95%) Jasmine
8 6 (1.95%) JUnit
8 6 (1.95%) Mockito
9 5 (1.63%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.65%) ReSharper
General
1 92 (29.97%) Finance
2 29 (9.45%) Front Office
3 23 (7.49%) Banking
4 18 (5.86%) Telecoms
5 17 (5.54%) Games
5 17 (5.54%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.26%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.61%) Electronics
8 5 (1.63%) Retail
9 3 (0.98%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.65%) Marketing
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (44.95%) .NET
2 78 (25.41%) WCF
3 72 (23.45%) WPF
4 65 (21.17%) ASP.NET
5 59 (19.22%) Web Services
6 55 (17.92%) HTML
7 38 (12.38%) .NET Framework
8 37 (12.05%) WinForms
9 30 (9.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 30 (9.77%) CSS
10 29 (9.45%) AngularJS
11 27 (8.79%) XML
12 24 (7.82%) COM
13 22 (7.17%) HTML5
13 22 (7.17%) jQuery
14 20 (6.51%) Spring
15 18 (5.86%) Hibernate
16 17 (5.54%) JMS
17 16 (5.21%) J2EE
18 15 (4.89%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 100 (32.57%) Computer Science
2 48 (15.64%) Hedge funds
3 40 (13.03%) Visualisation
4 39 (12.70%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (11.07%) Mathematics
6 24 (7.82%) BYOD
7 13 (4.23%) Neural Network
8 11 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (2.93%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.93%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (2.93%) Fintech
9 9 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (2.93%) Internet of Things
9 9 (2.93%) Physics
10 8 (2.61%) Client/Server
11 7 (2.28%) Derivative
11 7 (2.28%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.95%) Statistics
13 5 (1.63%) Data Structures
14 4 (1.30%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.59%) Linux
1 54 (17.59%) Windows
2 48 (15.64%) Unix
3 7 (2.28%) Android
4 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (79.15%) Software Engineering
2 106 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (17.59%) MVC
3 54 (17.59%) TDD
4 42 (13.68%) OO
5 36 (11.73%) Scrum
6 35 (11.40%) BDD
7 33 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (9.45%) Web Development
9 28 (9.12%) Multithreading
10 27 (8.79%) Kanban
11 24 (7.82%) SDLC
12 22 (7.17%) High Availability
13 21 (6.84%) OOP
14 13 (4.23%) ETL
14 13 (4.23%) Mentoring
14 13 (4.23%) Pair Programming
14 13 (4.23%) Waterfall
15 11 (3.58%) Migration
15 11 (3.58%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 163 (53.09%) C#
2 141 (45.93%) SQL
3 114 (37.13%) Java
4 85 (27.69%) C++
5 84 (27.36%) JavaScript
6 60 (19.54%) Python
7 26 (8.47%) Objective-C
7 26 (8.47%) T-SQL
8 24 (7.82%) C
8 24 (7.82%) PL/SQL
8 24 (7.82%) VB.NET
9 22 (7.17%) F#
10 20 (6.51%) Scala
11 16 (5.21%) Perl
12 13 (4.23%) Shell Script
13 10 (3.26%) VBScript
14 9 (2.93%) PHP
15 7 (2.28%) Ruby
16 6 (1.95%) Bash Shell
17 5 (1.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 114 (37.13%) Degree
2 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (0.98%) PhD
3 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.86%) QA
System Software
1 12 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) HDFS
2 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (7.82%) WMI
2 3 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.33%) logstash
4 1 (0.33%) Mesos
4 1 (0.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 62 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 50 (16.29%) Oracle
3 26 (8.47%) Apple
4 11 (3.58%) Sybase
5 4 (1.30%) Telerik
6 3 (0.98%) Perforce
7 2 (0.65%) Google
7 2 (0.65%) Tableau
8 1 (0.33%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.33%) New Relic
8 1 (0.33%) Rally
8 1 (0.33%) SAP
8 1 (0.33%) TOWER Software
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