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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 715 755 759
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 181 144 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 153 129 128
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £30,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +16 148 £37,500 -16.66% 6
South East +10 35 £30,000 -40.00% 1
London +17 28 £47,500 -11.62% 1
South West +8 23 £35,000 -22.22% 2
East of England -16 22 £47,500 +15.15%
Wales - 18 £21,500 -
Newport - 17 - -
South Wales - 17 - -
City of London +30 15 £47,500 -5.00%
Scotland +24 15 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Gloucestershire -9 14 £35,000 -22.22% 1
West Midlands -4 13 £37,500 +7.14% 2
West Sussex +6 12 £21,000 -61.81%
Crawley +2 12 £21,000 -61.81%
Cambridgeshire -1 12 £47,500 +22.58%
East Midlands +14 11 £25,000 -38.27%
Cambridge +1 11 £47,500 +22.58%
Hertfordshire -14 10 £47,500 +11.76%
Edinburgh - 10 £47,500 -
Yorkshire -21 9 £30,000 -
Nottinghamshire +20 8 £25,000 -47.36%
Cheltenham -9 8 £40,000 -11.11%
North West -29 7 £32,500 -27.77%
Reading +5 5 £37,500 -3.84%
Berkshire -5 5 £37,500 +7.14%
Surrey -7 5 £60,000 +9.09%
South Yorkshire - 5 £30,000 -
Sheffield - 5 £30,000 -
Hampshire - 5 £50,000 - 1
East Sussex - 5 £27,500 -

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 198 (57.73%) Software Engineering
2 181 (52.77%) C#
3 175 (51.02%) .NET
4 141 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
5 129 (37.61%) JavaScript
6 119 (34.69%) SQL
7 118 (34.40%) ASP.NET
8 101 (29.45%) MVC
9 99 (28.86%) Degree
10 94 (27.41%) HTML
11 84 (24.49%) SQL Server
12 82 (23.91%) Java
13 81 (23.62%) CSS
14 77 (22.45%) OO
15 71 (20.70%) jQuery
16 62 (18.08%) C++
17 60 (17.49%) Windows
18 58 (16.91%) Microsoft
19 55 (16.03%) Computer Science
20 54 (15.74%) Linux
21 49 (14.29%) Visual Studio
22 45 (13.12%) MS Excel
22 45 (13.12%) Scrum
23 42 (12.24%) ASP.NET MVC
24 39 (11.37%) HTML5
25 37 (10.79%) Visualisation
25 37 (10.79%) WPF
25 37 (10.79%) Ajax
26 35 (10.20%) Finance
27 34 (9.91%) TDD

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 16 (4.66%) Apache
2 13 (3.79%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.50%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.92%) SAS
4 10 (2.92%) OpenROAD
5 7 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.29%) WordPress
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 45 (13.12%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.21%) MS Office
3 6 (1.75%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Movex
3 1 (0.29%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.17%) SaaS
2 3 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.12%) Internet
2 11 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.46%) HTTP
4 3 (0.87%) ICMP
5 2 (0.58%) Wireless
5 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.58%) Intranet
6 1 (0.29%) SSL
6 1 (0.29%) LAN
6 1 (0.29%) WAN
6 1 (0.29%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.71%) MySQL
2 23 (6.71%) Relational Database
3 21 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (4.08%) Ingres
5 9 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (1.75%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.75%) RavenDB
6 6 (1.75%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.87%) SQLite
7 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (4.66%) Eclipse
4 14 (4.08%) Subversion
5 11 (3.21%) Git (software)
6 9 (2.62%) NUnit
7 7 (2.04%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.75%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.75%) MSTest
8 6 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (1.17%) Maven
10 3 (0.87%) JIRA
10 3 (0.87%) Xcode
10 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.87%) Hudson
10 3 (0.87%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.58%) Ant
11 2 (0.58%) Selenium
12 1 (0.29%) Mocha
General
1 35 (10.20%) Finance
2 19 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.33%) Retail
4 7 (2.04%) Games
4 7 (2.04%) Marketing
5 5 (1.46%) Banking
6 4 (1.17%) Advertising
6 4 (1.17%) Publishing
7 2 (0.58%) Electronics
7 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.29%) Front Office
8 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (51.02%) .NET
2 118 (34.40%) ASP.NET
3 94 (27.41%) HTML
4 81 (23.62%) CSS
5 71 (20.70%) jQuery
6 42 (12.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 39 (11.37%) HTML5
8 37 (10.79%) WPF
8 37 (10.79%) Ajax
9 29 (8.45%) .NET Framework
9 29 (8.45%) Web Services
9 29 (8.45%) XML
10 25 (7.29%) CSS3
11 21 (6.12%) Spring
12 19 (5.54%) NHibernate
13 18 (5.25%) WinForms
14 17 (4.96%) LINQ
15 15 (4.37%) Qt
15 15 (4.37%) J2EE
16 13 (3.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 55 (16.03%) Computer Science
2 37 (10.79%) Visualisation
3 29 (8.45%) Statistics
4 20 (5.83%) Mathematics
5 16 (4.66%) Mobile App
6 14 (4.08%) Client/Server
7 12 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.92%) User Experience
8 10 (2.92%) Open Source
9 8 (2.33%) Social Media
10 7 (2.04%) IVR
11 6 (1.75%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.75%) RIA
12 5 (1.46%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.46%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (1.17%) SCADA
13 4 (1.17%) Chemistry
13 4 (1.17%) Mobile Computing
14 3 (0.87%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 60 (17.49%) Windows
2 54 (15.74%) Linux
3 14 (4.08%) Android
4 12 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (3.21%) UNIX
6 10 (2.92%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.58%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (57.73%) Software Engineering
2 141 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (29.45%) MVC
4 77 (22.45%) OO
5 45 (13.12%) Scrum
6 34 (9.91%) TDD
7 29 (8.45%) OOD
7 29 (8.45%) OOP
8 26 (7.58%) Unit Testing
9 19 (5.54%) CRM
10 18 (5.25%) Mentoring
11 17 (4.96%) Software Architecture
12 16 (4.66%) E-Commerce
13 13 (3.79%) Web Development
14 12 (3.50%) BDD
14 12 (3.50%) Web Application Development
14 12 (3.50%) ERP
15 11 (3.21%) SOA
15 11 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (3.21%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 181 (52.77%) C#
2 129 (37.61%) JavaScript
3 119 (34.69%) SQL
4 82 (23.91%) Java
5 62 (18.08%) C++
6 32 (9.33%) PHP
6 32 (9.33%) T-SQL
7 31 (9.04%) VB.NET
8 14 (4.08%) VB
9 13 (3.79%) Python
10 10 (2.92%) Perl
11 7 (2.04%) C
12 6 (1.75%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.17%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.17%) XPath
13 4 (1.17%) Delphi
13 4 (1.17%) VC++
14 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.58%) VBA
15 2 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (28.86%) Degree
2 2 (0.58%) MCSD
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.58%) Sun Certification
2 2 (0.58%) MCPD
3 1 (0.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.04%) QA
2 6 (1.75%) GAMP
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 58 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.00%) Oracle
3 12 (3.50%) Red Hat
4 5 (1.46%) Sage
5 4 (1.17%) JD Edwards
6 3 (0.87%) Twitter
6 3 (0.87%) Zend
6 3 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.87%) Perforce
7 1 (0.29%) Google
7 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.29%) SAP
7 1 (0.29%) Epicor
7 1 (0.29%) Infor
7 1 (0.29%) Baan
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