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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 685 722 767
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 181 153 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 173 136 118
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +41 169 £40,000 -11.11% 11
South East -20 43 £35,000 -30.00% 2
London -3 40 £57,500 -4.16% 3
East of England +13 37 £45,000 +5.88% 1
City of London +29 23 £51,250 -10.86% 1
South West +2 23 £40,000 +1.91% 4
Cambridgeshire +15 20 £47,500 +22.58% 1
Cambridge +16 19 £47,500 +22.58% 1
West Sussex +7 13 £22,500 -59.09%
Crawley +5 13 £22,500 -59.09%
Gloucestershire +4 13 £40,000 +19.40% 2
West Midlands -11 13 £47,500 +35.71%
Hertfordshire -17 13 £45,000 +9.09%
Scotland +16 12 £47,500 +5.55%
Reading -1 12 £37,500 +70.45%
Berkshire -8 12 £37,500 -3.84%
Cheltenham -2 11 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Edinburgh +12 10 £47,500 +18.75%
Brighton -3 10 £27,500 -26.66%
East Sussex -9 10 £27,500 -26.66%
Nottinghamshire +17 6 £25,000 -28.05% 1
East Midlands +8 6 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Burton-upon-Trent +8 6 £50,000 +42.85%
Staffordshire +3 6 £50,000 +42.85%
Coventry - 5 £47,500 -
North West -20 4 £37,500 -11.76%
Hampshire -29 4 £50,000 +25.00%
Cornwall - 4 £32,500 -
Falmouth - 4 £32,500 -
Leeds +13 3 - -

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 177 (50.57%) C#
3 172 (49.14%) .NET
4 140 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 120 (34.29%) SQL
7 116 (33.14%) ASP.NET
8 106 (30.29%) MVC
9 102 (29.14%) Degree
10 90 (25.71%) Java
11 83 (23.71%) HTML
12 78 (22.29%) OO
13 74 (21.14%) CSS
14 69 (19.71%) SQL Server
14 69 (19.71%) C++
14 69 (19.71%) Windows
15 65 (18.57%) jQuery
16 64 (18.29%) Microsoft
17 58 (16.57%) Computer Science
18 56 (16.00%) Visual Studio
19 55 (15.71%) Linux
20 53 (15.14%) ASP.NET MVC
21 49 (14.00%) Scrum
22 47 (13.43%) MS Excel
22 47 (13.43%) Ajax
23 41 (11.71%) Visualisation
24 40 (11.43%) HTML5
25 38 (10.86%) T-SQL
26 35 (10.00%) OOP
27 32 (9.14%) Web Services

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 19 (5.43%) Apache
2 13 (3.71%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.43%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.86%) SAS
4 10 (2.86%) OpenROAD
5 5 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 47 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.57%) Mingle
3 5 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.29%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (1.71%) SaaS
2 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.00%) Internet
2 15 (4.29%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.71%) HTTP
4 4 (1.14%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.14%) ICMP
5 3 (0.86%) LAN
5 3 (0.86%) WAN
6 2 (0.57%) Wireless
7 1 (0.29%) SSL
7 1 (0.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (19.71%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.14%) MySQL
3 23 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (5.43%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.00%) Ingres
6 9 (2.57%) RavenDB
6 9 (2.57%) Neo4j
7 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.43%) SQLite
8 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 56 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.86%) Eclipse
3 16 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (4.00%) Subversion
5 11 (3.14%) Git (software)
6 10 (2.86%) NUnit
7 9 (2.57%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.57%) MSTest
7 9 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (1.14%) JIRA
10 1 (0.29%) Selenium
10 1 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.29%) Mocha
10 1 (0.29%) GoogleTest
10 1 (0.29%) Xcode
10 1 (0.29%) Ant
10 1 (0.29%) Maven
General
1 31 (8.86%) Finance
2 18 (5.14%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.86%) Banking
4 9 (2.57%) Retail
4 9 (2.57%) Publishing
5 7 (2.00%) Electronics
5 7 (2.00%) Advertising
6 6 (1.71%) Marketing
7 4 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.14%) Games
8 2 (0.57%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (49.14%) .NET
2 116 (33.14%) ASP.NET
3 83 (23.71%) HTML
4 74 (21.14%) CSS
5 65 (18.57%) jQuery
6 53 (15.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 47 (13.43%) Ajax
8 40 (11.43%) HTML5
9 32 (9.14%) Web Services
10 28 (8.00%) WPF
11 25 (7.14%) .NET Framework
12 24 (6.86%) Spring
12 24 (6.86%) XML
13 23 (6.57%) CSS3
14 22 (6.29%) NHibernate
15 21 (6.00%) J2EE
16 18 (5.14%) Qt
17 12 (3.43%) RESTful
17 12 (3.43%) RabbitMQ
17 12 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.57%) Computer Science
2 41 (11.71%) Visualisation
3 29 (8.29%) Statistics
4 23 (6.57%) Mobile App
5 19 (5.43%) Mathematics
6 18 (5.14%) Social Media
7 15 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.57%) Client/Server
10 8 (2.29%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.43%) IVR
11 5 (1.43%) Artificial Intelligence
11 5 (1.43%) Open Source
11 5 (1.43%) RIA
11 5 (1.43%) User Experience
11 5 (1.43%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.14%) Physics
12 4 (1.14%) Chemistry
13 2 (0.57%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.57%) STB
Operating Systems
1 69 (19.71%) Windows
2 55 (15.71%) Linux
3 17 (4.86%) Android
4 12 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (3.14%) UNIX
6 8 (2.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 140 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (30.29%) MVC
4 78 (22.29%) OO
5 49 (14.00%) Scrum
6 35 (10.00%) OOP
7 31 (8.86%) OOD
7 31 (8.86%) TDD
8 27 (7.71%) Unit Testing
9 22 (6.29%) Mentoring
10 19 (5.43%) Web Application Development
10 19 (5.43%) CRM
11 17 (4.86%) Web Development
12 15 (4.29%) E-Commerce
13 14 (4.00%) BDD
14 13 (3.71%) Digital Signal Processing
14 13 (3.71%) Signal Processing
14 13 (3.71%) ERP
15 12 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (3.43%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 177 (50.57%) C#
2 125 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 120 (34.29%) SQL
4 90 (25.71%) Java
5 69 (19.71%) C++
6 38 (10.86%) T-SQL
7 26 (7.43%) VB.NET
7 26 (7.43%) PHP
8 17 (4.86%) C
8 17 (4.86%) Python
9 15 (4.29%) VB
10 9 (2.57%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.29%) Perl
12 7 (2.00%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.71%) Delphi
13 6 (1.71%) VC++
14 5 (1.43%) VB6
15 3 (0.86%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.57%) Scala
16 2 (0.57%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 102 (29.14%) Degree
2 2 (0.57%) MCSD
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.57%) Sun Certification
2 2 (0.57%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.29%) QA
2 5 (1.43%) 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 5 (1.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 64 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.71%) Oracle
3 12 (3.43%) Red Hat
4 6 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.43%) Twitter
5 5 (1.43%) JD Edwards
6 4 (1.14%) Sage
6 4 (1.14%) Perforce
7 3 (0.86%) Zend
8 2 (0.57%) Red Gate
8 2 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.29%) SAP
9 1 (0.29%) Informatica
9 1 (0.29%) Epicor
9 1 (0.29%) Baan
9 1 (0.29%) Infor
9 1 (0.29%) Google
9 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
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