The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Programmer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank 780 666 645
Rank change year-on-year
-114 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 163 275 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 160 255 282
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -2.43%

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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
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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 -83 163 £52,500 +31.25% 14
London +18 85 £65,000 +18.18% 5
South East -32 24 £37,500 - 2
Ealing -4 20 £65,000 -
East of England -39 18 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Yorkshire +18 13 £30,000 -14.28%
Cambridge -7 8 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Cambridgeshire -16 8 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Kent +8 7 £35,000 -20.00% 1
Suffolk -4 7 £70,000 +115.38%
Ipswich - 7 £70,000 -
Berkshire -1 6 £46,250 +23.33% 1
South West -27 6 £37,500 -6.25% 2
West Midlands -43 6 £35,000 -22.22%
West Yorkshire +12 5 £30,000 -
Horsham +11 5 £55,000 +15.78%
Leeds +7 5 £30,000 -
East Midlands +5 5 £35,000 +40.00%
Staffordshire -5 5 £35,000 -30.00%
West Sussex -15 5 £55,000 +57.14%
South Yorkshire - 5 £37,500 -
Lichfield - 5 £35,000 -
Otley - 5 £30,000 -
Sheffield - 5 £37,500 -
North West +28 4 £32,500 -16.12% 2
East Sussex 0 4 £26,250 -4.54%
Reading -10 4 £47,500 +26.66%
Brighton -14 4 £26,250 -4.54%
City of London +36 3 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Manchester +25 3 £32,500 -

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 230 (74.19%) Software Engineering
2 147 (47.42%) C#
3 143 (46.13%) SQL
4 135 (43.55%) .NET
5 115 (37.10%) Degree
6 114 (36.77%) Java
7 103 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
8 96 (30.97%) SQL Server
9 83 (26.77%) ASP.NET
10 81 (26.13%) C++
11 79 (25.48%) Computer Science
12 76 (24.52%) Finance
13 73 (23.55%) Microsoft
14 72 (23.23%) JavaScript
15 69 (22.26%) Web Services
15 69 (22.26%) Windows
16 68 (21.94%) Linux
17 66 (21.29%) WCF
18 65 (20.97%) Unix
19 63 (20.32%) HTML
20 59 (19.03%) WPF
21 55 (17.74%) Oracle
21 55 (17.74%) MVC
22 52 (16.77%) XML
23 47 (15.16%) Enterprise Software
24 46 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
24 46 (14.84%) Python
25 44 (14.19%) TDD
26 41 (13.23%) Scrum
27 40 (12.90%) OO

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.26%) Apache
2 6 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.94%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.61%) CMS
3 5 (1.61%) IIS
4 4 (1.29%) Node.js
4 4 (1.29%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.97%) Drupal
6 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.65%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.32%) Documentum
7 1 (0.32%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.29%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.65%) Magento
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.61%) SaaS
3 4 (1.29%) Google App Engine
3 4 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.61%) TCP/IP
2 33 (10.65%) Network Security
3 5 (1.61%) Internet
4 3 (0.97%) HTTP
5 1 (0.32%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (30.97%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.68%) NoSQL
3 24 (7.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 21 (6.77%) Oracle Database
5 19 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (4.84%) MySQL
7 15 (4.84%) Oracle Database 10g
8 14 (4.52%) Oracle9i Database
9 13 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (3.87%) Relational Database
11 10 (3.23%) Big Data
12 8 (2.58%) Data Mining
13 7 (2.26%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (1.29%) Event Store
15 4 (1.29%) MongoDB
15 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
16 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 31 (10.00%) SpecFlow
1 31 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 17 (5.48%) Maven
3 15 (4.84%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.84%) JIRA
4 14 (4.52%) Oracle Forms
5 12 (3.87%) Git (software)
6 9 (2.90%) JUnit
6 9 (2.90%) Selenium
7 8 (2.58%) Subversion
8 7 (2.26%) Jasmine
8 7 (2.26%) Mockito
9 6 (1.94%) Ant
9 6 (1.94%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (1.61%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.29%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (1.29%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.65%) PhantomJS
General
1 76 (24.52%) Finance
2 23 (7.42%) Banking
3 20 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.84%) Front Office
5 14 (4.52%) Investment Banking
6 13 (4.19%) Retail
7 10 (3.23%) Electronics
8 9 (2.90%) Games
9 7 (2.26%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.61%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.65%) Automotive
11 2 (0.65%) Marketing
11 2 (0.65%) Publishing
12 1 (0.32%) Back Office
12 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (43.55%) .NET
2 83 (26.77%) ASP.NET
3 69 (22.26%) Web Services
4 66 (21.29%) WCF
5 63 (20.32%) HTML
6 59 (19.03%) WPF
7 52 (16.77%) XML
8 36 (11.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 31 (10.00%) COM
9 31 (10.00%) jQuery
10 30 (9.68%) CSS
11 27 (8.71%) .NET Framework
12 24 (7.74%) Spring
13 23 (7.42%) Hibernate
13 23 (7.42%) J2EE
14 19 (6.13%) HTML5
15 18 (5.81%) AngularJS
15 18 (5.81%) REST
15 18 (5.81%) WinForms
16 14 (4.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (25.48%) Computer Science
2 47 (15.16%) Enterprise Software
3 37 (11.94%) Visualisation
4 31 (10.00%) BYOD
5 24 (7.74%) Hedge funds
6 23 (7.42%) Mathematics
7 12 (3.87%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (2.58%) Fintech
9 8 (2.58%) Neural Network
10 7 (2.26%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.94%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.61%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.29%) Fixed Income
13 4 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.97%) Equities
14 3 (0.97%) Internet of Things
15 2 (0.65%) Clustering
15 2 (0.65%) Social Media
15 2 (0.65%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 69 (22.26%) Windows
2 68 (21.94%) Linux
3 65 (20.97%) Unix
4 2 (0.65%) AIX
4 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.65%) HPUX
5 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (74.19%) Software Engineering
2 103 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (17.74%) MVC
4 46 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (14.19%) TDD
6 41 (13.23%) Scrum
7 40 (12.90%) BDD
7 40 (12.90%) OO
8 32 (10.32%) Kanban
9 27 (8.71%) High Availability
10 22 (7.10%) SDLC
10 22 (7.10%) Web Development
11 19 (6.13%) Multithreading
12 14 (4.52%) ERP
13 11 (3.55%) OOP
13 11 (3.55%) User Stories
14 10 (3.23%) CRM
15 9 (2.90%) Information Security
15 9 (2.90%) Mentoring
15 9 (2.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 147 (47.42%) C#
2 143 (46.13%) SQL
3 114 (36.77%) Java
4 81 (26.13%) C++
5 72 (23.23%) JavaScript
6 46 (14.84%) Python
7 38 (12.26%) C
8 33 (10.65%) Objective-C
9 29 (9.35%) VB.NET
10 28 (9.03%) PL/SQL
11 23 (7.42%) T-SQL
12 19 (6.13%) Shell Script
13 16 (5.16%) PHP
14 12 (3.87%) Perl
14 12 (3.87%) Scala
15 11 (3.55%) F#
16 7 (2.26%) Ruby
17 6 (1.94%) X++
18 4 (1.29%) PowerShell
18 4 (1.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 115 (37.10%) Degree
2 3 (0.97%) Sun Certification
3 2 (0.65%) OCMJD
3 2 (0.65%) OCPJP
3 2 (0.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.77%) QA
System Software
1 12 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) Firmware
2 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (10.00%) WMI
2 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.65%) Puppet
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 73 (23.55%) Microsoft
2 55 (17.74%) Oracle
3 31 (10.00%) Apple
4 8 (2.58%) Sybase
5 6 (1.94%) Perforce
6 3 (0.97%) SAP
7 2 (0.65%) Adobe
7 2 (0.65%) Sun
7 2 (0.65%) Tableau
8 1 (0.32%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.32%) Google
8 1 (0.32%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.32%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.32%) Telerik
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum +bonus (10%),health,pension,Shares
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-50k + 25 days holiday + Stats + Buy/Sell 5 days + Flexi + more!
Posted: 5 days ago
Tyne and Wear
BMC Recruitment Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
NDK Consulting.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum £40k plus bens + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-55k plus 5% pension, Medical insurance, Health insurance +25 day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday/ Training/ Pension
Posted: 20 days ago