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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank 768 705 611
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -94
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 153 264 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.25% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 142 254 384
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £57,600 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
94551 104274 117052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.45% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79526 85540 95895
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 30 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 30 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 -63 144 £50,000 +25.00% 15
London +23 57 £70,000 +43.58% 4
South East +10 37 £40,000 - 2
East of England -5 27 £47,500 +31.94%
Yorkshire +10 19 £31,500 -30.00% 6
Cambridgeshire -7 17 £50,000 +17.64%
West Yorkshire +23 14 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Cambridge -6 13 £50,000 +14.28%
Croydon +1 10 £52,500 +40.00%
West Sussex -4 10 £36,250 +61.11% 1
Leeds +3 8 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Kent +6 7 £37,500 -2.59%
Scotland +6 7 £38,750 - 1
Bradford - 6 £31,500 -
Hertfordshire +29 5 £40,000 +15.10%
Surrey +14 5 £52,500 -2.32%
Horsham +11 5 £27,500 - 1
Oxfordshire -6 5 £40,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 5 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £40,000 -
Isle of Wight - 4 - -
City of London +29 3 £70,000 +16.66%
North West +10 3 £36,250 +25.00%
Saffron Walden -1 3 £47,500 +18.75%
Essex -3 3 £47,500 +35.71%
Crawley -15 3 £55,000 +144.44%
Hull - 3 £30,000 - 2
Ely - 3 £45,000 -
East Yorkshire - 3 £30,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire +29 2 £37,500 -

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 254 (79.13%) Software Engineering
2 180 (56.07%) C#
3 153 (47.66%) .NET
4 144 (44.86%) SQL
5 131 (40.81%) SQL Server
6 118 (36.76%) Degree
7 108 (33.64%) Java
8 107 (33.33%) Computer Science
9 100 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
10 96 (29.91%) JavaScript
11 91 (28.35%) C++
12 90 (28.04%) Finance
13 77 (23.99%) WCF
14 70 (21.81%) WPF
15 69 (21.50%) ASP.NET
16 66 (20.56%) HTML
17 64 (19.94%) MVC
18 61 (19.00%) Microsoft
19 60 (18.69%) Python
20 56 (17.45%) Web Services
21 53 (16.51%) TDD
22 52 (16.20%) Linux
22 52 (16.20%) Hedge funds
23 48 (14.95%) OO
23 48 (14.95%) Oracle
24 46 (14.33%) .NET Framework
25 43 (13.40%) Unix
25 43 (13.40%) Windows
25 43 (13.40%) NoSQL
26 41 (12.77%) WinForms

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 7 (2.18%) Node.js
1 7 (2.18%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.87%) Apache
2 6 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.93%) IIS
4 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.31%) CMS
5 1 (0.31%) Drupal
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.80%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.18%) GitHub
3 7 (2.18%) Google App Engine
3 7 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.56%) SaaS
5 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.03%) TCP/IP
2 20 (6.23%) Network Security
3 17 (5.30%) Internet
4 8 (2.49%) HTTP
5 5 (1.56%) SSL
6 1 (0.31%) FTP
6 1 (0.31%) Skype
6 1 (0.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (40.81%) SQL Server
2 43 (13.40%) NoSQL
3 20 (6.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 19 (5.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (5.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (5.61%) MySQL
6 14 (4.36%) Data Mining
6 14 (4.36%) Relational Database
7 13 (4.05%) Event Store
7 13 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (3.43%) DataStage
9 10 (3.12%) Big Data
10 9 (2.80%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (2.18%) Oracle Database
11 7 (2.18%) Redis
12 6 (1.87%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (6.23%) SpecFlow
2 17 (5.30%) Visual Studio
3 15 (4.67%) Git (software)
4 11 (3.43%) Subversion
4 11 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.80%) JIRA
6 8 (2.49%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.56%) Maven
8 4 (1.25%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.25%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.93%) Ant
9 3 (0.93%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.93%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.93%) JUnit
9 3 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (0.93%) Mockito
9 3 (0.93%) Selenium
10 2 (0.62%) NUnit
General
1 90 (28.04%) Finance
2 32 (9.97%) Front Office
3 21 (6.54%) Banking
4 20 (6.23%) Games
5 15 (4.67%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.67%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.12%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.87%) Legal
7 6 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.56%) Electronics
9 4 (1.25%) Marketing
10 3 (0.93%) Retail
11 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (47.66%) .NET
2 77 (23.99%) WCF
3 70 (21.81%) WPF
4 69 (21.50%) ASP.NET
5 66 (20.56%) HTML
6 56 (17.45%) Web Services
7 46 (14.33%) .NET Framework
8 41 (12.77%) WinForms
9 33 (10.28%) CSS
10 32 (9.97%) AngularJS
11 27 (8.41%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (7.48%) XML
13 23 (7.17%) HTML5
14 20 (6.23%) Entity Framework
15 19 (5.92%) COM
15 19 (5.92%) jQuery
16 17 (5.30%) J2EE
17 15 (4.67%) JMS
18 14 (4.36%) Ajax
19 13 (4.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 107 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 52 (16.20%) Hedge funds
3 37 (11.53%) Mathematics
4 36 (11.21%) Visualisation
5 31 (9.66%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (5.92%) BYOD
7 13 (4.05%) Neural Network
8 12 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.74%) Client/Server
8 12 (3.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (3.43%) Derivative
9 11 (3.43%) Physics
10 9 (2.80%) Fintech
10 9 (2.80%) Internet of Things
11 8 (2.49%) Algorithms
12 7 (2.18%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.87%) Statistics
14 5 (1.56%) 3D Graphics
14 5 (1.56%) Data Structures
14 5 (1.56%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.20%) Linux
2 43 (13.40%) Unix
2 43 (13.40%) Windows
3 8 (2.49%) Android
4 4 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (79.13%) Software Engineering
2 100 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (19.94%) MVC
4 53 (16.51%) TDD
5 48 (14.95%) OO
6 32 (9.97%) Multithreading
7 31 (9.66%) Scrum
8 28 (8.72%) Web Development
9 27 (8.41%) BDD
9 27 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (8.10%) SDLC
11 24 (7.48%) Kanban
11 24 (7.48%) OOP
12 22 (6.85%) High Availability
13 14 (4.36%) ETL
13 14 (4.36%) OOD
13 14 (4.36%) Pair Programming
13 14 (4.36%) Unit Testing
14 13 (4.05%) Domain-Driven Design
14 13 (4.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 180 (56.07%) C#
2 144 (44.86%) SQL
3 108 (33.64%) Java
4 96 (29.91%) JavaScript
5 91 (28.35%) C++
6 60 (18.69%) Python
7 29 (9.03%) C
7 29 (9.03%) VB.NET
8 28 (8.72%) T-SQL
9 24 (7.48%) F#
10 22 (6.85%) PL/SQL
11 21 (6.54%) Objective-C
12 20 (6.23%) Scala
13 17 (5.30%) Perl
14 10 (3.12%) PHP
14 10 (3.12%) Shell Script
14 10 (3.12%) VBScript
15 5 (1.56%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.56%) HLSL
15 5 (1.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 118 (36.76%) Degree
2 5 (1.56%) PhD
3 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.31%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (5.92%) WMI
2 1 (0.31%) logstash
2 1 (0.31%) Mesos
2 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 48 (14.95%) Oracle
3 22 (6.85%) Apple
4 11 (3.43%) Sybase
5 6 (1.87%) Telerik
6 3 (0.93%) Perforce
7 2 (0.62%) Google
7 2 (0.62%) Tableau
8 1 (0.31%) Allen-Bradley
8 1 (0.31%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.31%) New Relic
8 1 (0.31%) Pega
8 1 (0.31%) Rally
8 1 (0.31%) SAP
8 1 (0.31%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.31%) Xamarin
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 7 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 - 40,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Hessle, North Humberside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 27k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + excelent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40k - 65k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £45k - 75k per year + Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Proteus Europe
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £50000 per annum + competitive, 1 day home working
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Oho Group
Salary: £45k - 75k per year + Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago