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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 724 759 755
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 173 122 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 131 105 119
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £26,381
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -20 111 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Wales - 35 £30,000 -
South Wales - 34 £30,000 -
South East +1 33 £47,500 +35.71%
Newport - 29 - -
Scotland +18 25 £49,000 +30.66%
Surrey - 16 £60,000 -
West Midlands -16 15 £31,250 -10.71%
East of England -18 14 £40,000 -
Edinburgh - 14 £49,000 -
East Midlands +3 13 £37,500 -7.40%
Hertfordshire - 13 £35,000 -
Reigate - 13 £60,000 -
South West -27 11 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Berkshire -8 10 £47,500 +35.71%
North West -18 10 £32,500 +8.33%
London +2 9 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Staffordshire -1 9 £27,500 -21.42%
Gloucestershire -8 9 £32,500 -27.77%
Nottinghamshire +13 8 £37,500 -21.05%
Glasgow +3 7 £35,000 -6.66%
Burton-upon-Trent +4 6 £40,000 +14.28%
Cirencester - 6 £32,500 -
St Albans - 6 £23,500 -
Cheshire -14 5 £37,500 -18.47%
Yorkshire -45 5 £30,000 +46.34%
Monmouthshire - 5 £30,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £37,500 -
Chepstow - 5 £30,000 -
Reading +2 4 - -

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 218 (63.56%) C#
2 198 (57.73%) .NET
3 195 (56.85%) Software Engineering
4 162 (47.23%) Agile Software Development
5 145 (42.27%) ASP.NET
6 142 (41.40%) JavaScript
7 133 (38.78%) SQL
8 113 (32.94%) SQL Server
9 104 (30.32%) MVC
10 100 (29.15%) Degree
11 93 (27.11%) HTML
12 76 (22.16%) jQuery
12 76 (22.16%) Java
12 76 (22.16%) OO
13 73 (21.28%) CSS
14 63 (18.37%) Computer Science
15 55 (16.03%) Microsoft
16 54 (15.74%) Finance
16 54 (15.74%) TDD
17 51 (14.87%) WPF
17 51 (14.87%) C++
18 42 (12.24%) ASP.NET MVC
18 42 (12.24%) T-SQL
18 42 (12.24%) Windows
19 41 (11.95%) HTML5
20 39 (11.37%) Visual Studio
21 38 (11.08%) Web Services
21 38 (11.08%) MS Excel
22 36 (10.50%) Linux
23 35 (10.20%) VB.NET

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.92%) SAS
2 10 (2.92%) OpenROAD
3 9 (2.62%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (2.04%) Apache
5 5 (1.46%) CMS
5 5 (1.46%) WordPress
5 5 (1.46%) Node.js
6 4 (1.17%) Sitefinity
6 4 (1.17%) Orchard CMS
6 4 (1.17%) NServiceBus
6 4 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.17%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.17%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.87%) IIS
8 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 38 (11.08%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.96%) 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 3 (0.87%) SaaS
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.50%) Internet
2 5 (1.46%) AMQP
3 2 (0.58%) HTTP
3 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.58%) Intranet
4 1 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (32.94%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.33%) Relational Database
3 21 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (4.37%) MySQL
5 14 (4.08%) Ingres
6 11 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (2.92%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.92%) RavenDB
7 10 (2.92%) Neo4j
8 7 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (2.04%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.46%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (11.37%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (5.54%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.79%) NUnit
5 10 (2.92%) MSTest
6 8 (2.33%) Maven
6 8 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.04%) Subversion
7 7 (2.04%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.75%) Selenium
8 6 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (1.75%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.46%) JBehave
10 4 (1.17%) Moq
11 3 (0.87%) Hudson
11 3 (0.87%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.58%) Xcode
13 1 (0.29%) Gradle
General
1 54 (15.74%) Finance
2 14 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.50%) Games
4 11 (3.21%) Marketing
5 9 (2.62%) Retail
6 8 (2.33%) Banking
6 8 (2.33%) Advertising
7 5 (1.46%) Publishing
7 5 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (57.73%) .NET
2 145 (42.27%) ASP.NET
3 93 (27.11%) HTML
4 76 (22.16%) jQuery
5 73 (21.28%) CSS
6 51 (14.87%) WPF
7 42 (12.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (11.95%) HTML5
9 38 (11.08%) Web Services
10 26 (7.58%) Spring
11 25 (7.29%) .NET Framework
11 25 (7.29%) XML
11 25 (7.29%) CSS3
12 23 (6.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 23 (6.71%) WinForms
13 21 (6.12%) Ajax
14 15 (4.37%) LINQ
14 15 (4.37%) RESTful
14 15 (4.37%) AngularJS
15 14 (4.08%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 63 (18.37%) Computer Science
2 33 (9.62%) Visualisation
3 29 (8.45%) Statistics
4 28 (8.16%) Mathematics
5 20 (5.83%) Open Source
6 19 (5.54%) User Experience
7 14 (4.08%) Client/Server
8 12 (3.50%) Mobile App
9 11 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (3.21%) IVR
10 10 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (2.33%) Algorithms
12 7 (2.04%) SCADA
13 6 (1.75%) RIA
14 4 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
14 4 (1.17%) Artificial Intelligence
14 4 (1.17%) N-Tier
14 4 (1.17%) Mobile Computing
14 4 (1.17%) Chemistry
15 3 (0.87%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.24%) Windows
2 36 (10.50%) Linux
3 11 (3.21%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.62%) UNIX
5 7 (2.04%) Android
6 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.58%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (56.85%) Software Engineering
2 162 (47.23%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (30.32%) MVC
4 76 (22.16%) OO
5 54 (15.74%) TDD
6 31 (9.04%) Scrum
7 27 (7.87%) Software Architecture
8 22 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (6.41%) SOA
9 20 (5.83%) Unit Testing
10 18 (5.25%) OOD
10 18 (5.25%) SEO
11 17 (4.96%) UX Design
12 15 (4.37%) Mentoring
12 15 (4.37%) Workflow
13 14 (4.08%) CRM
14 13 (3.79%) E-Commerce
14 13 (3.79%) BDD
15 12 (3.50%) MVVM
15 12 (3.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 218 (63.56%) C#
2 142 (41.40%) JavaScript
3 133 (38.78%) SQL
4 76 (22.16%) Java
5 51 (14.87%) C++
6 42 (12.24%) T-SQL
7 35 (10.20%) VB.NET
8 29 (8.45%) PHP
9 16 (4.66%) VB
10 11 (3.21%) Perl
11 10 (2.92%) Python
11 10 (2.92%) Objective-C
12 8 (2.33%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.75%) C
13 6 (1.75%) Ruby
13 6 (1.75%) XPath
13 6 (1.75%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.17%) Delphi
14 4 (1.17%) VBA
15 2 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (29.15%) Degree
2 6 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.87%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.58%) MCSD
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.58%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.75%) GAMP
2 1 (0.29%) SLA
2 1 (0.29%) QA
Vendors
1 55 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.62%) Oracle
3 5 (1.46%) Sage
4 4 (1.17%) Red Hat
4 4 (1.17%) JD Edwards
4 4 (1.17%) EPiServer
4 4 (1.17%) Sitecore
5 3 (0.87%) Zend
6 1 (0.29%) Infor
6 1 (0.29%) Baan
6 1 (0.29%) Google
6 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.29%) SAP
6 1 (0.29%) Epicor
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