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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 735 689 759
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +70
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 157 209 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 154 187 125
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £30,700
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -18 152 £40,000 -11.11% 11
London +34 40 £60,000 +14.28% 3
South East -37 39 £40,000 -27.27% 2
East of England +16 30 £36,250 +2.11% 2
City of London +24 20 £60,000 +9.09%
Cambridgeshire +31 19 £47,500 +31.94% 2
Cambridge +30 19 £47,500 +31.94% 2
South West -6 19 £40,000 +19.40%
Gloucestershire +7 11 £40,000 +19.40%
Berkshire -3 10 £40,000 -20.00% 1
East Sussex -14 10 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Brighton -14 10 £27,500 -26.66%
West Sussex +6 9 £22,500 -59.09%
Reading +3 9 £40,000 +81.81%
Crawley -11 9 £22,500 -59.09%
West Midlands -29 9 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Hampshire +3 8 £40,000 -13.51%
Hertfordshire -10 7 £40,000 +11.11%
Cheltenham - 7 £40,000 -
Yorkshire -6 6 £46,250 +8.82% 2
Somerset - 5 £40,000 -
Bath - 5 £40,000 -
Coventry - 5 £47,500 -
North Yorkshire +17 4 £52,500 +23.52%
Edinburgh +5 4 £47,500 -3.06%
North East -1 4 £30,000 -33.33%
Scotland -3 4 £47,500 -
North West -4 4 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Staffordshire -4 4 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 4 £30,000 -33.33%

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 210 (63.25%) Software Engineering
2 170 (51.20%) C#
3 154 (46.39%) .NET
4 119 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
5 116 (34.94%) SQL
6 104 (31.33%) Java
7 100 (30.12%) ASP.NET
8 98 (29.52%) Degree
9 95 (28.61%) JavaScript
9 95 (28.61%) MVC
10 82 (24.70%) C++
11 78 (23.49%) HTML
11 78 (23.49%) Linux
12 76 (22.89%) Windows
13 75 (22.59%) Microsoft
14 70 (21.08%) OO
15 60 (18.07%) Computer Science
15 60 (18.07%) CSS
16 59 (17.77%) SQL Server
17 56 (16.87%) Scrum
18 47 (14.16%) jQuery
19 45 (13.55%) MS Excel
20 43 (12.95%) Ajax
21 42 (12.65%) OOP
22 38 (11.45%) C
23 36 (10.84%) Python
24 35 (10.54%) Visual Studio
24 35 (10.54%) Web Services
24 35 (10.54%) ASP.NET MVC
25 34 (10.24%) T-SQL

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (7.23%) Apache
2 18 (5.42%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.01%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.20%) OpenROAD
5 4 (1.20%) SAS
6 1 (0.30%) CMS
6 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (13.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.51%) Mingle
3 1 (0.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.81%) SaaS
3 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Heroku
4 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.12%) TCP/IP
2 13 (3.92%) Internet
3 7 (2.11%) ICMP
4 6 (1.81%) HTTP
5 4 (1.20%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.90%) LAN
6 3 (0.90%) WAN
6 3 (0.90%) SAN
7 2 (0.60%) Wireless
8 1 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (17.77%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.04%) MySQL
3 14 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.51%) SQLite
6 5 (1.51%) Ingres
6 5 (1.51%) RavenDB
6 5 (1.51%) Neo4j
7 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.30%) Big Data
10 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (10.54%) Visual Studio
2 25 (7.53%) Eclipse
3 19 (5.72%) Subversion
4 10 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.71%) JIRA
5 9 (2.71%) NUnit
6 6 (1.81%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.51%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.51%) MSTest
8 3 (0.90%) Ant
9 2 (0.60%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.60%) GoogleTest
10 1 (0.30%) Moq
10 1 (0.30%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.30%) Selenium
10 1 (0.30%) CppUnit
10 1 (0.30%) JUnit
10 1 (0.30%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.30%) Maven
General
1 25 (7.53%) Telecoms
2 24 (7.23%) Finance
3 13 (3.92%) Electronics
4 11 (3.31%) Publishing
5 8 (2.41%) Banking
5 8 (2.41%) Retail
6 6 (1.81%) Advertising
7 4 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.20%) Games
8 2 (0.60%) Marketing
8 2 (0.60%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (46.39%) .NET
2 100 (30.12%) ASP.NET
3 78 (23.49%) HTML
4 60 (18.07%) CSS
5 47 (14.16%) jQuery
6 43 (12.95%) Ajax
7 35 (10.54%) Web Services
7 35 (10.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 31 (9.34%) XML
9 28 (8.43%) J2EE
10 26 (7.83%) Spring
10 26 (7.83%) HTML5
11 24 (7.23%) .NET Framework
12 23 (6.93%) Qt
13 17 (5.12%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (4.22%) NHibernate
15 13 (3.92%) WPF
16 12 (3.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 12 (3.61%) STL
17 10 (3.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (18.07%) Computer Science
2 31 (9.34%) Visualisation
3 25 (7.53%) Mobile App
4 23 (6.93%) Social Media
5 15 (4.52%) Mathematics
6 13 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (3.31%) Statistics
9 10 (3.01%) N-Tier
10 7 (2.11%) Physics
11 5 (1.51%) IVR
12 4 (1.20%) 3D Graphics
12 4 (1.20%) Open Source
12 4 (1.20%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.90%) Data Extraction
13 3 (0.90%) Cryptography
13 3 (0.90%) Artificial Intelligence
14 2 (0.60%) Fixed Income
14 2 (0.60%) STB
14 2 (0.60%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 78 (23.49%) Linux
2 76 (22.89%) Windows
3 21 (6.33%) Android
4 17 (5.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (3.31%) UNIX
6 10 (3.01%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (63.25%) Software Engineering
2 119 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (28.61%) MVC
4 70 (21.08%) OO
5 56 (16.87%) Scrum
6 42 (12.65%) OOP
7 32 (9.64%) Unit Testing
8 28 (8.43%) OOD
9 24 (7.23%) Mentoring
10 23 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (6.63%) TDD
12 17 (5.12%) Digital Signal Processing
12 17 (5.12%) Signal Processing
12 17 (5.12%) Web Application Development
13 16 (4.82%) Multithreading
14 15 (4.52%) E-Commerce
15 14 (4.22%) CRM
15 14 (4.22%) Web Development
15 14 (4.22%) Test Automation
16 13 (3.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 170 (51.20%) C#
2 116 (34.94%) SQL
3 104 (31.33%) Java
4 95 (28.61%) JavaScript
5 82 (24.70%) C++
6 38 (11.45%) C
7 36 (10.84%) Python
8 34 (10.24%) T-SQL
9 26 (7.83%) PHP
10 24 (7.23%) VB.NET
11 20 (6.02%) VB
12 10 (3.01%) Perl
13 9 (2.71%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.71%) MATLAB
14 6 (1.81%) Delphi
14 6 (1.81%) VB6
15 5 (1.51%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.51%) VC++
16 4 (1.20%) Ruby
16 4 (1.20%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 98 (29.52%) Degree
2 7 (2.11%) SC Cleared
2 7 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.81%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.51%) MCAD
4 5 (1.51%) MCSD
4 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.20%) PhD
6 2 (0.60%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.22%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) HL7
2 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.51%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 75 (22.59%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.72%) Oracle
3 17 (5.12%) Red Hat
4 8 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.11%) Perforce
6 5 (1.51%) Twitter
7 3 (0.90%) JD Edwards
7 3 (0.90%) Zend
8 2 (0.60%) Red Gate
8 2 (0.60%) Tableau
8 2 (0.60%) Google
9 1 (0.30%) Minitab
9 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.30%) ESRI
9 1 (0.30%) Apple
9 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.30%) Informatica
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