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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank 766 698 610
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -88
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 150 273 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 145 257 399
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%

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
94041 106882 116083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.40% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79248 88079 95023
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 1 July 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 1 July 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
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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 -65 143 £45,000 +12.50% 11
London +40 43 £70,000 +47.36% 4
South East +3 42 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Yorkshire +19 25 £31,500 -30.00% 2
East of England -14 25 £45,000 +28.57%
West Yorkshire +33 20 £33,250 -26.11% 2
Cambridgeshire -17 16 £51,250 +20.58%
West Sussex +5 15 £45,000 +100.00% 1
Oxfordshire -6 11 £40,000 - 2
Leeds +26 10 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Cambridge -6 10 £57,500 +27.77%
Bradford - 10 £31,500 -
Croydon +1 7 £52,500 +16.66%
Gatwick - 6 £45,000 -
Surrey +25 5 £52,500 -2.32%
Hertfordshire +24 5 £40,000 -
Horsham +8 5 £27,500 - 1
Scotland 0 5 £38,750 -3.12%
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £40,000 -
Kent +16 4 £37,500 -25.00%
West Midlands -7 4 £40,000 -9.09%
Staffordshire -10 4 £40,000 +23.07%
Hull - 4 £30,000 -
Ely - 4 £45,000 -
East Yorkshire - 4 £30,000 -
City of London +48 3 £70,000 +30.23%
Edinburgh +13 3 - -
Berkshire +5 3 £65,000 +44.44%
Reading +1 3 £65,000 +62.50%
Essex -7 3 £24,000 -31.42%

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 241 (75.79%) Software Engineering
2 178 (55.97%) C#
3 155 (48.74%) .NET
4 146 (45.91%) SQL
5 130 (40.88%) SQL Server
6 120 (37.74%) Degree
7 110 (34.59%) Computer Science
8 105 (33.02%) JavaScript
9 100 (31.45%) Java
10 93 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
11 86 (27.04%) C++
12 82 (25.79%) Finance
13 77 (24.21%) HTML
14 68 (21.38%) MVC
15 67 (21.07%) ASP.NET
15 67 (21.07%) WCF
16 62 (19.50%) WPF
17 54 (16.98%) OO
18 52 (16.35%) Python
18 52 (16.35%) Microsoft
19 51 (16.04%) TDD
20 50 (15.72%) WinForms
20 50 (15.72%) Hedge funds
21 46 (14.47%) Linux
22 44 (13.84%) Web Services
22 44 (13.84%) .NET Framework
23 43 (13.52%) Oracle
24 37 (11.64%) CSS
24 37 (11.64%) NoSQL
25 36 (11.32%) AngularJS

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 7 (2.20%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.89%) Apache
3 5 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.94%) IIS
5 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.31%) CICS
6 1 (0.31%) CMS
6 1 (0.31%) JBoss
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.31%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 17 (5.35%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.14%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.46%) GitHub
4 7 (2.20%) Google App Engine
4 7 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.86%) TCP/IP
2 22 (6.92%) Internet
3 12 (3.77%) HTTP
4 10 (3.14%) Network Security
5 5 (1.57%) SSL
6 1 (0.31%) FTP
6 1 (0.31%) Skype
6 1 (0.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (40.88%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.64%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.03%) MySQL
4 15 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 15 (4.72%) Event Store
5 14 (4.40%) Redis
5 14 (4.40%) Relational Database
6 13 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (3.77%) Data Mining
7 12 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (3.46%) DataStage
8 11 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (2.52%) MongoDB
12 7 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (1.89%) Big Data
13 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 22 (6.92%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.29%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.09%) Subversion
4 11 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (3.46%) TeamCity
5 10 (3.14%) SpecFlow
6 8 (2.52%) JIRA
7 5 (1.57%) Maven
8 4 (1.26%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.26%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.94%) Ant
9 3 (0.94%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.94%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.94%) JUnit
9 3 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (0.94%) Mockito
9 3 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.94%) Selenium
10 2 (0.63%) NUnit
General
1 82 (25.79%) Finance
2 26 (8.18%) Front Office
3 22 (6.92%) Games
4 14 (4.40%) Banking
5 12 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.83%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.89%) Electronics
7 6 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.89%) Legal
8 4 (1.26%) Marketing
9 3 (0.94%) Back Office
10 2 (0.63%) Retail
11 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.31%) Automotive
11 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (48.74%) .NET
2 77 (24.21%) HTML
3 67 (21.07%) ASP.NET
3 67 (21.07%) WCF
4 62 (19.50%) WPF
5 50 (15.72%) WinForms
6 44 (13.84%) .NET Framework
6 44 (13.84%) Web Services
7 37 (11.64%) CSS
8 36 (11.32%) AngularJS
9 28 (8.81%) HTML5
10 20 (6.29%) jQuery
11 19 (5.97%) XML
12 17 (5.35%) Entity Framework
13 16 (5.03%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (5.03%) J2EE
14 15 (4.72%) ActiveMQ
14 15 (4.72%) JMS
14 15 (4.72%) RabbitMQ
14 15 (4.72%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 110 (34.59%) Computer Science
2 50 (15.72%) Hedge funds
3 36 (11.32%) Mathematics
4 27 (8.49%) Visualisation
5 22 (6.92%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (4.72%) Derivative
7 13 (4.09%) Client/Server
8 12 (3.77%) Physics
9 11 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (3.46%) Neural Network
10 10 (3.14%) Algorithms
10 10 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (3.14%) Mobile App
11 9 (2.83%) BYOD
11 9 (2.83%) Fintech
12 8 (2.52%) Internet of Things
13 6 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
13 6 (1.89%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.89%) Statistics
14 5 (1.57%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 46 (14.47%) Linux
2 33 (10.38%) Unix
3 31 (9.75%) Windows
4 8 (2.52%) Android
5 7 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (75.79%) Software Engineering
2 93 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (21.38%) MVC
4 54 (16.98%) OO
5 51 (16.04%) TDD
6 30 (9.43%) Multithreading
7 24 (7.55%) OOP
7 24 (7.55%) Scrum
7 24 (7.55%) SDLC
8 22 (6.92%) Unit Testing
9 21 (6.60%) Web Development
10 20 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (5.97%) Pair Programming
12 18 (5.66%) High Availability
12 18 (5.66%) OOD
13 16 (5.03%) BDD
13 16 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (5.03%) Mentoring
14 15 (4.72%) Domain-Driven Design
15 14 (4.40%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 178 (55.97%) C#
2 146 (45.91%) SQL
3 105 (33.02%) JavaScript
4 100 (31.45%) Java
5 86 (27.04%) C++
6 52 (16.35%) Python
7 35 (11.01%) VB.NET
8 29 (9.12%) T-SQL
9 23 (7.23%) C
10 22 (6.92%) F#
11 20 (6.29%) PL/SQL
12 19 (5.97%) Scala
13 17 (5.35%) Perl
14 12 (3.77%) Objective-C
15 10 (3.14%) VBScript
16 9 (2.83%) PHP
16 9 (2.83%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.89%) Bash Shell
17 6 (1.89%) HLSL
18 5 (1.57%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 120 (37.74%) Degree
2 6 (1.89%) PhD
3 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (2.83%) WMI
2 1 (0.31%) logstash
2 1 (0.31%) Mesos
2 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 43 (13.52%) Oracle
3 12 (3.77%) Apple
4 7 (2.20%) Telerik
5 6 (1.89%) Sybase
6 2 (0.63%) Pega
6 2 (0.63%) Perforce
7 1 (0.31%) Allen-Bradley
7 1 (0.31%) Google
7 1 (0.31%) IBM
7 1 (0.31%) ILOG
7 1 (0.31%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.31%) New Relic
7 1 (0.31%) Rally
7 1 (0.31%) SAP
7 1 (0.31%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.31%) Xamarin
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