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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 717 747 701
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 178 179 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 167 174 160
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -

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
103195 111326 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.53% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85280 91269 85438
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +41 172 £37,500 -16.66% 9
East of England +59 53 £27,500 +27.90% 4
London +18 40 £47,500 - 2
South East -16 39 £37,500 -28.57% 3
East Sussex +34 23 £37,500 -11.76%
Brighton +40 22 £37,500 -11.76%
Cambridge - 17 £47,500 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 17 £47,500 - 3
Suffolk +13 16 £25,000 +16.27%
Ipswich +1 16 £25,000 +16.27%
Essex - 16 £25,000 -
City of London +46 12 £60,000 +66.66%
Yorkshire +3 9 £40,000 +23.07%
North West -1 9 £32,500 -18.75%
Croydon +9 8 £46,250 +85.00%
East Midlands -1 7 £27,000 -28.00%
South West -7 7 £50,000 +25.00%
Colchester - 7 £25,000 -
Berkshire -2 5 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Surrey -15 5 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -18 5 £44,000 +25.71%
West Yorkshire +15 4 £40,000 +42.85%
Manchester +6 4 £33,500 -18.78%
Reading +1 4 £60,000 +50.00%
West Sussex -5 4 £27,500 -50.00%
Tyne and Wear - 4 £30,000 -
North East - 4 £30,000 -
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £35,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £30,000 -
Gateshead - 4 £30,000 -

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (61.76%) C#
2 205 (60.29%) Software Engineering
3 167 (49.12%) .NET
4 145 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
5 126 (37.06%) SQL
6 121 (35.59%) Degree
7 110 (32.35%) SQL Server
8 100 (29.41%) ASP.NET
9 99 (29.12%) Microsoft
10 96 (28.24%) Java
11 91 (26.76%) C++
12 90 (26.47%) Windows
13 86 (25.29%) JavaScript
14 85 (25.00%) HTML
15 83 (24.41%) MVC
16 78 (22.94%) Computer Science
17 70 (20.59%) Linux
18 67 (19.71%) Web Services
18 67 (19.71%) OO
19 59 (17.35%) jQuery
20 56 (16.47%) Scrum
21 48 (14.12%) C
22 47 (13.82%) MS Excel
22 47 (13.82%) TDD
23 44 (12.94%) Python
24 40 (11.76%) Finance
25 38 (11.18%) VB.NET
26 37 (10.88%) CSS
26 37 (10.88%) XML
27 36 (10.59%) Visual Studio

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 13 (3.82%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (3.24%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.35%) Apache
4 7 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.76%) IIS
5 6 (1.76%) CMS
6 2 (0.59%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Confluence
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (13.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.88%) Mingle
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.47%) GitHub
3 4 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.18%) SaaS
4 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.29%) PaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Heroku
5 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.53%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.65%) Internet
2 9 (2.65%) ICMP
3 5 (1.47%) HTTP
4 4 (1.18%) SAN
5 3 (0.88%) Intranet
5 3 (0.88%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.59%) SSL
6 2 (0.59%) Wireless
7 1 (0.29%) LAN
7 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.65%) MySQL
7 7 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.76%) Big Data
9 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.47%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.88%) RavenDB
11 3 (0.88%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.88%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.59%) Firebird
12 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 36 (10.59%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.18%) Eclipse
3 15 (4.41%) Subversion
4 13 (3.82%) JIRA
5 10 (2.94%) NUnit
6 8 (2.35%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.47%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.47%) JUnit
9 4 (1.18%) Ant
9 4 (1.18%) Maven
9 4 (1.18%) MSTest
9 4 (1.18%) Moq
9 4 (1.18%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.88%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.59%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.59%) ProC
11 2 (0.59%) Bugzilla
General
1 40 (11.76%) Finance
2 14 (4.12%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.12%) Games
3 12 (3.53%) Electronics
4 7 (2.06%) Publishing
5 6 (1.76%) Marketing
5 6 (1.76%) Retail
6 4 (1.18%) Banking
6 4 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.88%) Advertising
8 2 (0.59%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (49.12%) .NET
2 100 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 85 (25.00%) HTML
4 67 (19.71%) Web Services
5 59 (17.35%) jQuery
6 37 (10.88%) XML
6 37 (10.88%) CSS
7 31 (9.12%) WCF
8 29 (8.53%) .NET Framework
9 28 (8.24%) Spring
9 28 (8.24%) Ajax
10 26 (7.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 25 (7.35%) J2EE
12 24 (7.06%) Qt
13 23 (6.76%) WPF
14 17 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (4.71%) HTML5
16 14 (4.12%) OpenGL
16 14 (4.12%) DirectX
17 13 (3.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 78 (22.94%) Computer Science
2 27 (7.94%) Visualisation
3 24 (7.06%) Mathematics
4 21 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (5.00%) Physics
6 13 (3.82%) Social Media
7 12 (3.53%) 3D Graphics
8 10 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.65%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.76%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.47%) Cryptography
11 5 (1.47%) Data Integration
12 4 (1.18%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.88%) GIS
13 3 (0.88%) Data Extraction
14 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.59%) NHS
15 1 (0.29%) Biometrics
15 1 (0.29%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 90 (26.47%) Windows
2 70 (20.59%) Linux
3 16 (4.71%) Android
4 8 (2.35%) UNIX
5 7 (2.06%) Windows Mobile
5 7 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.76%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (60.29%) Software Engineering
2 145 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (24.41%) MVC
4 67 (19.71%) OO
5 56 (16.47%) Scrum
6 47 (13.82%) TDD
7 27 (7.94%) SDLC
8 25 (7.35%) Mentoring
9 24 (7.06%) Unit Testing
10 23 (6.76%) Multithreading
10 23 (6.76%) OOP
11 22 (6.47%) Migration
12 18 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (5.29%) Test Automation
13 17 (5.00%) Waterfall
13 17 (5.00%) OOD
14 16 (4.71%) Web Development
15 14 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (3.82%) Project Management
16 13 (3.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 210 (61.76%) C#
2 126 (37.06%) SQL
3 96 (28.24%) Java
4 91 (26.76%) C++
5 86 (25.29%) JavaScript
6 48 (14.12%) C
7 44 (12.94%) Python
8 38 (11.18%) VB.NET
9 27 (7.94%) T-SQL
10 24 (7.06%) VB
11 14 (4.12%) VB6
12 13 (3.82%) Perl
13 12 (3.53%) PL/SQL
13 12 (3.53%) HLSL
14 11 (3.24%) MATLAB
14 11 (3.24%) PHP
15 9 (2.65%) Delphi
16 7 (2.06%) Ruby
17 6 (1.76%) VBScript
18 5 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 121 (35.59%) Degree
2 26 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (3.82%) PhD
4 7 (2.06%) MCAD
4 7 (2.06%) MCSD
4 7 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.06%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.71%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (1.18%) Puppet
1 4 (1.18%) Vagrant
1 4 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 99 (29.12%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.18%) Oracle
3 9 (2.65%) Perforce
4 5 (1.47%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.18%) VMware
5 4 (1.18%) DevExpress
5 4 (1.18%) Tableau
6 2 (0.59%) Red Gate
6 2 (0.59%) Minitab
7 1 (0.29%) Google
7 1 (0.29%) Zend
7 1 (0.29%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.29%) Twitter
7 1 (0.29%) ESRI
7 1 (0.29%) Apple
7 1 (0.29%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.29%) Informatica
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