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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 709 710 708
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 174 200 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 170 190 168
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 2015. 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 +39 172 £40,000 -13.51% 14
East of England +48 48 £28,750 -10.15% 1
London +52 45 £55,000 - 5
South East -35 32 £40,000 -27.27% 4
City of London +57 19 £60,000 +23.07% 2
Cambridgeshire - 18 £47,500 - 1
Cambridge - 18 £47,500 -
Brighton +17 15 £40,000 +3.22% 1
East Sussex +11 15 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Suffolk +17 14 £25,000 -28.57%
Ipswich -1 14 £25,000 +16.27%
South West -5 13 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Essex - 13 £25,000 -
Yorkshire +5 11 £42,500 +30.76%
Gloucestershire -6 7 £51,000 -5.55%
West Midlands -11 7 £47,500 +35.71%
North Yorkshire +20 6 £52,500 +23.52%
North East +6 6 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 6 £30,000 -33.33%
Hampshire +1 6 £40,000 -13.51%
Tyne and Wear 0 6 £30,000 -33.33% 1
North West -5 6 £29,000 -17.14% 2
Gloucester -13 6 £54,750 +21.66%
Gateshead - 6 £30,000 - 1
East Midlands +4 5 £27,000 -28.00%
Berkshire 0 5 £60,000 +20.00%
Harrogate - 5 £52,500 -
Colchester - 5 £25,000 -
Coventry - 5 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire +17 4 £40,000 +33.33%

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 219 (63.29%) Software Engineering
2 206 (59.54%) C#
3 175 (50.58%) .NET
4 148 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
5 124 (35.84%) SQL
6 112 (32.37%) Degree
7 105 (30.35%) Microsoft
8 100 (28.90%) SQL Server
9 99 (28.61%) ASP.NET
10 97 (28.03%) Java
11 94 (27.17%) JavaScript
12 93 (26.88%) Windows
13 90 (26.01%) C++
13 90 (26.01%) MVC
14 85 (24.57%) HTML
15 76 (21.97%) OO
16 69 (19.94%) Computer Science
17 68 (19.65%) Scrum
17 68 (19.65%) Linux
18 61 (17.63%) jQuery
19 59 (17.05%) Web Services
20 50 (14.45%) MS Excel
21 45 (13.01%) Python
21 45 (13.01%) CSS
22 43 (12.43%) C
23 42 (12.14%) TDD
24 41 (11.85%) Visual Studio
25 39 (11.27%) Ajax
26 38 (10.98%) VB.NET
27 36 (10.40%) XML

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (3.76%) Apache
1 13 (3.76%) Tomcat
2 10 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.73%) CMS
5 3 (0.87%) IIS
6 2 (0.58%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 50 (14.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.87%) Mingle
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.31%) SaaS
3 7 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.16%) GitHub
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Heroku
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.36%) TCP/IP
2 13 (3.76%) Internet
3 10 (2.89%) ICMP
4 9 (2.60%) HTTP
5 5 (1.45%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.16%) SAN
7 3 (0.87%) Intranet
7 3 (0.87%) LAN
7 3 (0.87%) WAN
7 3 (0.87%) Wireless
8 2 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (28.90%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (5.20%) MySQL
4 15 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.45%) Big Data
8 5 (1.45%) SQLite
9 3 (0.87%) RavenDB
9 3 (0.87%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.58%) Firebird
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (11.85%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.07%) Eclipse
3 16 (4.62%) Subversion
4 11 (3.18%) JIRA
5 8 (2.31%) NUnit
6 7 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.45%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.16%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.16%) MSTest
9 3 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.87%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.58%) Ant
10 2 (0.58%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.58%) Moq
11 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.29%) StyleCop
11 1 (0.29%) GoogleTest
11 1 (0.29%) CppUnit
11 1 (0.29%) Selenium
11 1 (0.29%) JUnit
General
1 29 (8.38%) Finance
2 18 (5.20%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.05%) Electronics
4 10 (2.89%) Publishing
5 8 (2.31%) Games
6 6 (1.73%) Banking
6 6 (1.73%) Marketing
7 5 (1.45%) Retail
7 5 (1.45%) Advertising
8 4 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Front Office
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (50.58%) .NET
2 99 (28.61%) ASP.NET
3 85 (24.57%) HTML
4 61 (17.63%) jQuery
5 59 (17.05%) Web Services
6 45 (13.01%) CSS
7 39 (11.27%) Ajax
8 36 (10.40%) XML
9 28 (8.09%) J2EE
10 27 (7.80%) .NET Framework
11 26 (7.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 25 (7.23%) WPF
13 23 (6.65%) Qt
13 23 (6.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (6.36%) HTML5
14 22 (6.36%) WCF
15 21 (6.07%) Spring
16 11 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 11 (3.18%) WinForms
17 10 (2.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 69 (19.94%) Computer Science
2 26 (7.51%) Visualisation
3 22 (6.36%) Social Media
4 21 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (5.78%) Mobile App
6 18 (5.20%) Mathematics
7 16 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (3.18%) Physics
9 9 (2.60%) N-Tier
10 7 (2.02%) 3D Graphics
11 6 (1.73%) Open Source
12 5 (1.45%) Data Integration
12 5 (1.45%) Cryptography
13 3 (0.87%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.87%) Data Extraction
13 3 (0.87%) GIS
14 2 (0.58%) Fixed Income
14 2 (0.58%) Artificial Intelligence
14 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
15 1 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 93 (26.88%) Windows
2 68 (19.65%) Linux
3 20 (5.78%) Android
4 10 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.73%) Windows Mobile
5 6 (1.73%) UNIX
6 5 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (63.29%) Software Engineering
2 148 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (26.01%) MVC
4 76 (21.97%) OO
5 68 (19.65%) Scrum
6 42 (12.14%) TDD
7 33 (9.54%) OOP
8 28 (8.09%) Unit Testing
9 26 (7.51%) Migration
9 26 (7.51%) Mentoring
10 25 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (6.07%) OOD
11 21 (6.07%) Multithreading
12 19 (5.49%) Test Automation
13 17 (4.91%) Project Management
13 17 (4.91%) Web Development
14 15 (4.34%) Analytics
15 13 (3.76%) Web Application Development
15 13 (3.76%) Waterfall
15 13 (3.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 206 (59.54%) C#
2 124 (35.84%) SQL
3 97 (28.03%) Java
4 94 (27.17%) JavaScript
5 90 (26.01%) C++
6 45 (13.01%) Python
7 43 (12.43%) C
8 38 (10.98%) VB.NET
9 33 (9.54%) T-SQL
10 28 (8.09%) VB
11 17 (4.91%) VB6
12 16 (4.62%) PHP
13 14 (4.05%) Perl
14 10 (2.89%) Delphi
14 10 (2.89%) MATLAB
15 9 (2.60%) PL/SQL
16 7 (2.02%) HLSL
16 7 (2.02%) Ruby
17 5 (1.45%) Bash Shell
17 5 (1.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 112 (32.37%) Degree
2 22 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.02%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.02%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.02%) PhD
3 7 (2.02%) MCAD
3 7 (2.02%) MCSD
4 6 (1.73%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.62%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.16%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.16%) Puppet
1 4 (1.16%) Vagrant
1 4 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 105 (30.35%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.49%) Oracle
3 10 (2.89%) Red Hat
4 9 (2.60%) Perforce
5 7 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.45%) Twitter
7 4 (1.16%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.16%) Tableau
8 2 (0.58%) VMware
8 2 (0.58%) Minitab
8 2 (0.58%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.29%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.29%) Zend
9 1 (0.29%) Informatica
9 1 (0.29%) Apple
9 1 (0.29%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.29%) ESRI
9 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.29%) Google
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