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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 750 752 744
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 157 122 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 147 101 134
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £34,731
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.87%

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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
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 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 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 2 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 -23 125 £40,000 - 9
South East +14 59 £47,500 +40.74% 1
Surrey +15 26 £55,000 +107.54% 1
Scotland +7 21 £37,500 - 2
Reigate - 21 £60,000 -
West Midlands +3 18 £37,500 +11.11% 1
East Midlands +11 16 £37,500 +2.73%
Berkshire +6 16 £47,500 +18.75%
London -29 16 £45,000 - 2
Glasgow - 13 £36,250 -
Brighton - 11 £45,000 -
East Sussex - 11 £45,000 -
Staffordshire -6 10 £40,000 +33.33% 1
North West -18 10 £37,500 -1.31% 1
Reading -1 8 £40,000 -
Edinburgh - 8 £49,000 - 2
Wales - 8 £30,000 -
South Wales - 8 £30,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 7 £37,500 -
Cheshire -11 6 £40,000 -13.04%
Redhill - 6 £50,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 6 £40,000 - 1
Guildford +12 5 £55,000 +83.33%
Chepstow - 5 £30,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £37,500 -
Lincolnshire - 5 £37,500 -
Monmouthshire - 5 £30,000 -
Solihull +1 4 £40,000 +40.35%
Manchester -3 4 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -42 4 £35,000 -

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 262 (71.58%) C#
2 229 (62.57%) Software Engineering
3 228 (62.30%) .NET
4 164 (44.81%) ASP.NET
5 146 (39.89%) SQL Server
6 139 (37.98%) JavaScript
7 138 (37.70%) SQL
8 133 (36.34%) MVC
9 118 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
10 100 (27.32%) Degree
11 99 (27.05%) HTML
12 87 (23.77%) Java
13 80 (21.86%) Microsoft
14 76 (20.77%) Finance
15 75 (20.49%) jQuery
16 72 (19.67%) C++
16 72 (19.67%) TDD
17 70 (19.13%) OO
18 68 (18.58%) CSS
19 65 (17.76%) Computer Science
19 65 (17.76%) WPF
20 52 (14.21%) ASP.NET MVC
21 50 (13.66%) MS Excel
22 47 (12.84%) Windows
23 43 (11.75%) Scrum
24 41 (11.20%) HTML5
25 39 (10.66%) WinForms
25 39 (10.66%) Visual Studio
26 38 (10.38%) Web Services
26 38 (10.38%) Mathematics

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 9 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (1.64%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.64%) Node.js
3 5 (1.37%) CMS
3 5 (1.37%) WordPress
4 4 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (1.09%) Apache Solr
4 4 (1.09%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.09%) Sitefinity
4 4 (1.09%) Orchard CMS
4 4 (1.09%) NServiceBus
4 4 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.82%) IIS
6 2 (0.55%) Apache
6 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (13.66%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.64%) SaaS
2 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.55%) Internet
2 7 (1.91%) Ethernet
3 5 (1.37%) AMQP
4 3 (0.82%) Intranet
5 2 (0.55%) Broadband
5 2 (0.55%) HTTP
5 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (39.89%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.64%) MySQL
5 12 (3.28%) NoSQL
6 11 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (2.46%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.91%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.37%) RavenDB
11 5 (1.37%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (10.66%) Visual Studio
2 17 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (4.10%) NUnit
4 14 (3.83%) Git (software)
5 12 (3.28%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.73%) Subversion
7 8 (2.19%) Maven
8 6 (1.64%) Selenium
8 6 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (1.64%) Hudson
8 6 (1.64%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.37%) JBehave
9 5 (1.37%) MSTest
10 4 (1.09%) Moq
10 4 (1.09%) WiX
10 4 (1.09%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.55%) Xcode
11 2 (0.55%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.27%) Gradle
General
1 76 (20.77%) Finance
2 20 (5.46%) Marketing
3 15 (4.10%) Games
4 14 (3.83%) Banking
4 14 (3.83%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.46%) Retail
7 6 (1.64%) Advertising
7 6 (1.64%) Publishing
8 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.82%) Front Office
9 2 (0.55%) Electronics
9 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (62.30%) .NET
2 164 (44.81%) ASP.NET
3 99 (27.05%) HTML
4 75 (20.49%) jQuery
5 68 (18.58%) CSS
6 65 (17.76%) WPF
7 52 (14.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (11.20%) HTML5
9 39 (10.66%) WinForms
10 38 (10.38%) Web Services
11 33 (9.02%) .NET Framework
12 32 (8.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 32 (8.74%) XML
13 22 (6.01%) Spring
14 19 (5.19%) CSS3
15 18 (4.92%) Ajax
16 17 (4.64%) WCF
16 17 (4.64%) LINQ
17 16 (4.37%) JSON
18 15 (4.10%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 65 (17.76%) Computer Science
2 38 (10.38%) Mathematics
3 17 (4.64%) Open Source
4 13 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.55%) Client/Server
4 13 (3.55%) 3D Graphics
5 11 (3.01%) Physics
5 11 (3.01%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.46%) IVR
7 8 (2.19%) N-Tier
7 8 (2.19%) Social Media
8 6 (1.64%) RIA
9 5 (1.37%) SCADA
10 4 (1.09%) Chemistry
10 4 (1.09%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (1.09%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.82%) Animation
11 3 (0.82%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 47 (12.84%) Windows
2 35 (9.56%) Linux
3 12 (3.28%) UNIX
4 11 (3.01%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.91%) Android
6 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.55%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (62.57%) Software Engineering
2 133 (36.34%) MVC
3 118 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (19.67%) TDD
5 70 (19.13%) OO
6 43 (11.75%) Scrum
7 31 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (7.92%) Software Architecture
9 25 (6.83%) SEO
10 24 (6.56%) SOA
10 24 (6.56%) User Experience Design
11 22 (6.01%) Workflow
12 17 (4.64%) Unit Testing
13 16 (4.37%) E-Commerce
14 14 (3.83%) CRM
15 12 (3.28%) OOP
15 12 (3.28%) Multithreading
15 12 (3.28%) MVVM
16 11 (3.01%) Build Automation
16 11 (3.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 262 (71.58%) C#
2 139 (37.98%) JavaScript
3 138 (37.70%) SQL
4 87 (23.77%) Java
5 72 (19.67%) C++
6 36 (9.84%) T-SQL
7 35 (9.56%) VB.NET
8 28 (7.65%) PHP
9 17 (4.64%) VB
10 15 (4.10%) Python
11 13 (3.55%) Perl
12 11 (3.01%) VBA
13 10 (2.73%) Objective-C
13 10 (2.73%) C
13 10 (2.73%) Ruby
14 8 (2.19%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.64%) XPath
16 3 (0.82%) F#
16 3 (0.82%) Delphi
17 2 (0.55%) XAML
Qualifications
1 100 (27.32%) Degree
2 10 (2.73%) PhD
3 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.91%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) MCPD
6 1 (0.27%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.64%) GAMP
2 4 (1.09%) QA
Vendors
1 80 (21.86%) Microsoft
2 36 (9.84%) Oracle
3 5 (1.37%) Sage
4 4 (1.09%) EPiServer
4 4 (1.09%) Sitecore
5 3 (0.82%) SAP
6 2 (0.55%) Zend
7 1 (0.27%) Infor
7 1 (0.27%) Google
7 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.27%) JBoss
7 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.27%) Epicor
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.27%) Baan
7 1 (0.27%) JD Edwards
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol
Questor Resourcing
Salary: c £25-35k, dependent on relevant experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £23000 to £24000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 13 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 8%Bonus,Pension,Bupa,25 days
Posted: 19 days ago