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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 749 754 779
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 154 113 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 138 96 131
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £34,731
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,350 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%

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
107824 100361 112041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87233 83342 95584
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 15 September 2014 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 15 September 2014. 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 -36 115 £40,000 - 8
South East +10 52 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Surrey +17 22 £55,000 +94.69% 1
Scotland - 22 £37,500 - 2
West Midlands -1 17 £37,500 +11.11% 2
Reigate - 17 £60,000 -
Berkshire +11 14 £47,500 +66.66%
South Wales - 14 £30,000 - 6
Wales - 14 £30,000 - 6
East Midlands -1 13 £37,500 -7.40%
Glasgow - 12 £35,000 -
London -37 11 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Brighton - 11 £45,000 -
East Sussex - 11 £45,000 -
Staffordshire -6 10 £28,750 -8.00% 1
North West -15 10 £37,500 +25.00%
Edinburgh - 9 £49,000 - 1
Reading +2 8 £40,000 -
Newport - 7 £31,500 - 6
Burton-upon-Trent - 7 £40,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 7 £37,500 -
Cheshire -12 6 £40,000 -13.04%
East of England -27 6 £35,000 -20.00% 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £23,500 - 1
Lincolnshire - 5 £37,500 -
Monmouthshire - 5 £30,000 -
Chepstow - 5 £30,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £37,500 -
Solihull +2 4 £40,000 +40.35%
Manchester -12 4 £35,000 +30.84%

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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.

1 245 (70.40%) C#
2 220 (63.22%) Software Engineering
3 214 (61.49%) .NET
4 173 (49.71%) Agile Software Development
5 157 (45.11%) ASP.NET
6 137 (39.37%) SQL Server
6 137 (39.37%) JavaScript
7 135 (38.79%) SQL
8 124 (35.63%) MVC
9 100 (28.74%) Degree
10 94 (27.01%) HTML
11 83 (23.85%) Java
12 74 (21.26%) Microsoft
13 71 (20.40%) OO
14 69 (19.83%) jQuery
15 68 (19.54%) CSS
15 68 (19.54%) Finance
16 65 (18.68%) Computer Science
16 65 (18.68%) TDD
17 64 (18.39%) C++
18 63 (18.10%) WPF
19 49 (14.08%) MS Excel
19 49 (14.08%) ASP.NET MVC
20 47 (13.51%) Windows
21 42 (12.07%) HTML5
22 41 (11.78%) Visual Studio
23 39 (11.21%) T-SQL
24 38 (10.92%) Web Services
24 38 (10.92%) Scrum
25 36 (10.34%) VB.NET

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 10 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.01%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (1.72%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.44%) CMS
4 5 (1.44%) Node.js
4 5 (1.44%) WordPress
5 4 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.15%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.15%) Sitefinity
5 4 (1.15%) Orchard CMS
5 4 (1.15%) NServiceBus
5 4 (1.15%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.86%) IIS
7 2 (0.57%) OpenROAD
7 2 (0.57%) SAS
7 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.29%) Apache
Applications
1 49 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.61%) MS Office
3 4 (1.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.29%) Movex
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.86%) SaaS
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.74%) Internet
2 5 (1.44%) AMQP
3 2 (0.57%) Intranet
3 2 (0.57%) Broadband
3 2 (0.57%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.57%) HTTP
3 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (39.37%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (6.03%) Relational Database
3 14 (4.02%) MySQL
4 12 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (2.59%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.30%) RavenDB
7 8 (2.30%) Neo4j
8 7 (2.01%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.01%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.86%) Ingres
11 2 (0.57%) Big Data
12 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.29%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 41 (11.78%) Visual Studio
2 19 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (4.89%) NUnit
3 17 (4.89%) Git (software)
4 11 (3.16%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.59%) Subversion
6 8 (2.30%) Maven
6 8 (2.30%) MSTest
7 6 (1.72%) Selenium
7 6 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (1.44%) Hudson
8 5 (1.44%) JBehave
8 5 (1.44%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.15%) Moq
9 4 (1.15%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.15%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.86%) WiX
11 2 (0.57%) Xcode
General
1 68 (19.54%) Finance
2 17 (4.89%) Marketing
3 14 (4.02%) Games
4 12 (3.45%) Banking
4 12 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.30%) Retail
7 5 (1.44%) Advertising
7 5 (1.44%) Publishing
8 3 (0.86%) Front Office
9 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (61.49%) .NET
2 157 (45.11%) ASP.NET
3 94 (27.01%) HTML
4 69 (19.83%) jQuery
5 68 (19.54%) CSS
6 63 (18.10%) WPF
7 49 (14.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 42 (12.07%) HTML5
9 38 (10.92%) Web Services
10 34 (9.77%) WinForms
11 29 (8.33%) .NET Framework
11 29 (8.33%) XML
11 29 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 22 (6.32%) CSS3
13 21 (6.03%) Spring
14 17 (4.89%) Ajax
14 17 (4.89%) LINQ
15 16 (4.60%) WCF
16 15 (4.31%) AngularJS
17 14 (4.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 65 (18.68%) Computer Science
2 34 (9.77%) Mathematics
3 25 (7.18%) User Experience
4 18 (5.17%) Open Source
5 14 (4.02%) Client/Server
6 13 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.87%) Visualisation
7 10 (2.87%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.59%) 3D Graphics
8 9 (2.59%) IVR
9 8 (2.30%) N-Tier
9 8 (2.30%) Physics
10 7 (2.01%) Social Media
11 6 (1.72%) RIA
11 6 (1.72%) SCADA
11 6 (1.72%) Statistics
12 4 (1.15%) Chemistry
12 4 (1.15%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.51%) Windows
2 33 (9.48%) Linux
3 11 (3.16%) UNIX
3 11 (3.16%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.01%) Android
5 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.57%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (63.22%) Software Engineering
2 173 (49.71%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (35.63%) MVC
4 71 (20.40%) OO
5 65 (18.68%) TDD
6 38 (10.92%) Scrum
7 29 (8.33%) Software Architecture
8 26 (7.47%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (6.90%) SEO
10 23 (6.61%) User Experience Design
11 22 (6.32%) SOA
12 20 (5.75%) Workflow
13 19 (5.46%) Unit Testing
14 15 (4.31%) E-Commerce
15 14 (4.02%) CRM
16 13 (3.74%) Mentoring
17 12 (3.45%) MVVM
18 11 (3.16%) BDD
18 11 (3.16%) Build Automation
18 11 (3.16%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 245 (70.40%) C#
2 137 (39.37%) JavaScript
3 135 (38.79%) SQL
4 83 (23.85%) Java
5 64 (18.39%) C++
6 39 (11.21%) T-SQL
7 36 (10.34%) VB.NET
8 24 (6.90%) PHP
9 17 (4.89%) VB
10 14 (4.02%) Python
11 12 (3.45%) Perl
12 10 (2.87%) C
12 10 (2.87%) Objective-C
13 9 (2.59%) VBA
14 8 (2.30%) PL/SQL
14 8 (2.30%) Ruby
15 6 (1.72%) XPath
16 4 (1.15%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.86%) F#
17 3 (0.86%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 100 (28.74%) Degree
2 7 (2.01%) PhD
2 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (2.01%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.57%) MCPD
4 2 (0.57%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.72%) GAMP
2 3 (0.86%) QA
Vendors
1 74 (21.26%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.77%) Oracle
3 5 (1.44%) Sage
4 4 (1.15%) EPiServer
4 4 (1.15%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.57%) Zend
5 2 (0.57%) SAP
6 1 (0.29%) JBoss
6 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.29%) Epicor
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.29%) Baan
6 1 (0.29%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.29%) Infor
6 1 (0.29%) Google
6 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: + Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £23000 to £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Be-IT Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source
Salary: £15000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Questor Resourcing
Salary: c £25-35k, dependent on relevant experience
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 25 days ago