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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank 761 746 671
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -75
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 153 216 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 149 195 314
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%

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
94249 105728 111501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.37% 96.20% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79336 87614 89975
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +5 153 £45,000 +12.50% 6
London +39 49 £65,000 +26.82% 1
South East +3 40 £40,000 +9.58%
East of England +3 23 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Cambridgeshire +10 19 £53,750 +26.47% 3
Yorkshire +27 17 £32,500 -27.77% 1
West Sussex 0 17 £37,500 +66.66%
West Yorkshire +17 15 £32,500 -27.77%
Oxfordshire +5 14 £40,000 -
Cambridge 0 10 £57,500 +27.77% 2
West Midlands +6 9 £27,500 +10.00%
South West +5 9 £52,500 +7.69%
Leeds +27 7 £35,000 +7.69%
Bristol +27 6 £52,500 -4.54%
Horsham +12 6 £27,500 -
Bradford +3 6 £31,500 -
Oxford -2 6 £72,500 +81.25%
Gatwick - 6 £45,000 -
Staffordshire - 6 £33,750 -
Ely - 5 £45,000 - 1
Canary Wharf - 5 £72,500 -
Huntingdon - 4 £48,750 -
City of London +52 3 £52,500 -25.00%
Surrey +17 3 £22,500 -55.00%
Berkshire +14 3 £65,000 +30.00%
Reading +12 3 £65,000 +62.50%
Chelmsford +5 3 £24,000 -
North East +4 3 £35,000 +16.66%
Essex -3 3 £24,000 -20.00%
Brighton -10 3 £47,500 +30.13%

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 215 (69.58%) Software Engineering
2 174 (56.31%) C#
3 157 (50.81%) SQL
4 150 (48.54%) .NET
5 110 (35.60%) SQL Server
6 108 (34.95%) Degree
7 103 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (32.36%) JavaScript
9 96 (31.07%) Computer Science
10 91 (29.45%) Java
11 86 (27.83%) HTML
12 84 (27.18%) C++
13 77 (24.92%) MVC
14 74 (23.95%) ASP.NET
15 58 (18.77%) Finance
16 57 (18.45%) OO
17 55 (17.80%) TDD
18 51 (16.50%) Linux
19 47 (15.21%) WCF
20 46 (14.89%) Mathematics
21 43 (13.92%) WinForms
22 41 (13.27%) .NET Framework
22 41 (13.27%) WPF
23 40 (12.94%) Microsoft
24 37 (11.97%) CSS
25 36 (11.65%) SDLC
26 35 (11.33%) Oracle
26 35 (11.33%) VB.NET
27 34 (11.00%) Hedge funds
28 33 (10.68%) Multithreading

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 (2.91%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.59%) Apache
3 7 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.29%) JBoss
5 3 (0.97%) IIS
5 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.32%) CICS
7 1 (0.32%) PegaRULES
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.32%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 21 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.24%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.88%) GitHub
2 10 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.65%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.32%) IaaS
6 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.12%) Internet
2 17 (5.50%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.21%) HTTP
4 5 (1.62%) SSL
5 2 (0.65%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.32%) FTP
6 1 (0.32%) Network Security
6 1 (0.32%) Skype
6 1 (0.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (35.60%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.15%) NoSQL
3 15 (4.85%) Redis
3 15 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.53%) MySQL
5 12 (3.88%) Event Store
6 11 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (3.24%) Data Mining
8 9 (2.91%) MongoDB
9 7 (2.27%) DataStage
9 7 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (7.12%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.15%) Visual Studio
3 18 (5.83%) Subversion
4 13 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (3.24%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.94%) JUnit
7 4 (1.29%) JIRA
7 4 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.97%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.97%) Mockito
9 2 (0.65%) NUnit
9 2 (0.65%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.32%) Ant
10 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.32%) Grunt
10 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.32%) Maven
10 1 (0.32%) MSBuild
General
1 58 (18.77%) Finance
2 26 (8.41%) Games
3 19 (6.15%) Front Office
4 17 (5.50%) Banking
5 13 (4.21%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.91%) Legal
7 7 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.29%) Marketing
9 3 (0.97%) Back Office
10 2 (0.65%) Electronics
10 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.65%) Law
10 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (48.54%) .NET
2 86 (27.83%) HTML
3 74 (23.95%) ASP.NET
4 47 (15.21%) WCF
5 43 (13.92%) WinForms
6 41 (13.27%) .NET Framework
6 41 (13.27%) WPF
7 37 (11.97%) CSS
8 32 (10.36%) HTML5
9 31 (10.03%) Web Services
10 28 (9.06%) AngularJS
11 26 (8.41%) J2EE
12 23 (7.44%) XML
13 19 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (5.50%) jQuery
15 16 (5.18%) Entity Framework
16 15 (4.85%) REST
16 15 (4.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 14 (4.53%) Node.js
17 14 (4.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 96 (31.07%) Computer Science
2 46 (14.89%) Mathematics
3 34 (11.00%) Hedge funds
4 21 (6.80%) Physics
4 21 (6.80%) Visualisation
5 16 (5.18%) Client/Server
5 16 (5.18%) Mobile App
6 15 (4.85%) Algorithms
6 15 (4.85%) Derivative
7 13 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (3.24%) 3D Graphics
8 10 (3.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.94%) e-Learning
10 6 (1.94%) Statistics
11 5 (1.62%) Fintech
11 5 (1.62%) Internet of Things
11 5 (1.62%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.29%) Neural Network
13 3 (0.97%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 51 (16.50%) Linux
2 28 (9.06%) Unix
3 19 (6.15%) Windows
4 15 (4.85%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.56%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (69.58%) Software Engineering
2 103 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (24.92%) MVC
4 57 (18.45%) OO
5 55 (17.80%) TDD
6 36 (11.65%) SDLC
7 33 (10.68%) Multithreading
8 31 (10.03%) OOP
9 26 (8.41%) Scrum
9 26 (8.41%) Unit Testing
10 23 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (7.44%) Mentoring
11 19 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (5.83%) OOD
13 16 (5.18%) Pair Programming
14 13 (4.21%) Open Source
14 13 (4.21%) Waterfall
15 12 (3.88%) BDD
15 12 (3.88%) Domain-Driven Design
15 12 (3.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 174 (56.31%) C#
2 157 (50.81%) SQL
3 100 (32.36%) JavaScript
4 91 (29.45%) Java
5 84 (27.18%) C++
6 35 (11.33%) VB.NET
7 33 (10.68%) Python
8 21 (6.80%) C
8 21 (6.80%) Perl
9 20 (6.47%) F#
10 19 (6.15%) T-SQL
11 12 (3.88%) Scala
11 12 (3.88%) VBScript
12 10 (3.24%) Bash Shell
12 10 (3.24%) HLSL
12 10 (3.24%) PHP
13 9 (2.91%) PL/SQL
14 8 (2.59%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.94%) MATLAB
15 6 (1.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 108 (34.95%) Degree
2 10 (3.24%) PhD
3 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.24%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.32%) Docker
3 1 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) logstash
1 1 (0.32%) Mesos
1 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.33%) Oracle
3 9 (2.91%) Telerik
4 4 (1.29%) Apple
5 2 (0.65%) iManage
5 2 (0.65%) Informatica
5 2 (0.65%) Pega
5 2 (0.65%) Sybase
5 2 (0.65%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.32%) Allen-Bradley
6 1 (0.32%) Google
6 1 (0.32%) IBM
6 1 (0.32%) ILOG
6 1 (0.32%) New Relic
6 1 (0.32%) Perforce
6 1 (0.32%) Rally
6 1 (0.32%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.32%) Twitter
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