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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 773 739 764
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 118 157 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 105 147 100
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +11 114 £40,000 -8.57% 8
South East -21 34 £37,500 -21.05% 2
East of England +32 24 £36,250 -9.37% 2
London +21 24 £47,500 +5.55% 1
East Sussex +23 18 £36,500 -18.88%
Brighton +20 17 £36,500 -18.88%
Cambridge - 16 £46,250 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 16 £46,250 - 2
Yorkshire +21 12 £32,500 -7.14% 2
West Yorkshire - 10 £32,500 - 2
North West -2 9 £34,500 -8.00%
Croydon +13 8 £47,500 -20.83%
South West -4 6 £40,500 +24.61% 1
Surrey -5 6 £50,000 -9.09%
Leeds - 6 £32,500 - 2
Manchester +11 5 £27,500 -26.66%
Essex -4 5 £24,000 -40.00%
West Sussex -13 5 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Cheshire -2 4 £50,000 +25.00%
Devon - 4 - - 1
Plymouth - 4 - -
Berkshire +1 3 £50,000 +5.26%
West Midlands -5 3 £25,000 -31.03%
Chelmsford -11 3 £24,000 -40.00%
Chester - 3 £50,000 -
Littlehampton - 3 £40,000 - 2
Maidenhead - 3 £50,000 -
City of London +27 2 £62,500 +78.57% 1
East Midlands -2 2 £27,500 -26.66%
Scotland -13 2 £45,000 +20.00%

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 175 (58.72%) C#
2 163 (54.70%) Software Engineering
3 151 (50.67%) .NET
4 120 (40.27%) SQL Server
5 119 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (39.93%) Degree
6 112 (37.58%) SQL
7 91 (30.54%) ASP.NET
8 89 (29.87%) Microsoft
9 86 (28.86%) HTML
10 83 (27.85%) Java
11 80 (26.85%) JavaScript
12 72 (24.16%) Computer Science
13 68 (22.82%) C++
13 68 (22.82%) Web Services
14 67 (22.48%) MVC
15 64 (21.48%) Windows
16 63 (21.14%) jQuery
17 60 (20.13%) OO
18 59 (19.80%) Linux
19 44 (14.77%) XML
20 43 (14.43%) TDD
21 39 (13.09%) VB.NET
21 39 (13.09%) Finance
22 35 (11.74%) Scrum
22 35 (11.74%) MS Excel
22 35 (11.74%) WCF
23 33 (11.07%) Visual Studio
24 31 (10.40%) CSS
25 30 (10.07%) Python

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 14 (4.70%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (3.02%) CMS
2 9 (3.02%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.01%) IIS
4 5 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.34%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.34%) Confluence
6 3 (1.01%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.67%) Node.js
7 2 (0.67%) Smallworld
7 2 (0.67%) Apache
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 35 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.01%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.68%) GitHub
2 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.01%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.36%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.68%) Internet
3 6 (2.01%) ICMP
4 4 (1.34%) Wireless
4 4 (1.34%) SAN
5 3 (1.01%) HTTP
6 2 (0.67%) HSPA
6 2 (0.67%) LTE
6 2 (0.67%) Intranet
6 2 (0.67%) SSL
6 2 (0.67%) GSM
6 2 (0.67%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.67%) UMTS
7 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.34%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (40.27%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (7.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (4.70%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.68%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.35%) Big Data
7 7 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (2.35%) MySQL
8 6 (2.01%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (1.68%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.01%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.67%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 33 (11.07%) Visual Studio
2 15 (5.03%) Eclipse
2 15 (5.03%) JIRA
3 10 (3.36%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.68%) JUnit
4 8 (2.68%) Subversion
4 8 (2.68%) Maven
4 8 (2.68%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.68%) ProC
5 5 (1.68%) Bugzilla
5 5 (1.68%) NUnit
6 4 (1.34%) Ant
6 4 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.34%) Selenium
6 4 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.34%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.34%) MSBuild
7 3 (1.01%) Moq
8 2 (0.67%) Mockito
8 2 (0.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 39 (13.09%) Finance
2 12 (4.03%) Games
2 12 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.02%) Marketing
4 7 (2.35%) Retail
5 4 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.01%) Automotive
7 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.67%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
8 1 (0.34%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (50.67%) .NET
2 91 (30.54%) ASP.NET
3 86 (28.86%) HTML
4 68 (22.82%) Web Services
5 63 (21.14%) jQuery
6 44 (14.77%) XML
7 35 (11.74%) WCF
8 31 (10.40%) CSS
9 28 (9.40%) Spring
10 27 (9.06%) .NET Framework
11 23 (7.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 22 (7.38%) Ajax
13 21 (7.05%) WPF
14 20 (6.71%) J2EE
15 17 (5.70%) Qt
16 14 (4.70%) WinForms
17 13 (4.36%) Hibernate
17 13 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 12 (4.03%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 72 (24.16%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.38%) Visualisation
3 18 (6.04%) Mathematics
4 17 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.70%) Physics
6 12 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (3.36%) 3D Graphics
8 6 (2.01%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.34%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.34%) Wiki
10 3 (1.01%) EPoS
10 3 (1.01%) Social Media
11 2 (0.67%) NHS
11 2 (0.67%) W3C
11 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.67%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.67%) GIS
11 2 (0.67%) Social Network
11 2 (0.67%) Clustering
11 2 (0.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 64 (21.48%) Windows
2 59 (19.80%) Linux
3 9 (3.02%) Ubuntu
3 9 (3.02%) Android
4 8 (2.68%) UNIX
5 6 (2.01%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (1.68%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (54.70%) Software Engineering
2 119 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (22.48%) MVC
4 60 (20.13%) OO
5 43 (14.43%) TDD
6 35 (11.74%) Scrum
7 25 (8.39%) SDLC
8 23 (7.72%) Mentoring
9 21 (7.05%) Migration
10 20 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (6.71%) Multithreading
11 17 (5.70%) Unit Testing
12 16 (5.37%) Waterfall
13 15 (5.03%) Test Automation
13 15 (5.03%) OOP
14 13 (4.36%) Web Development
15 12 (4.03%) Project Management
16 11 (3.69%) Analytics
17 10 (3.36%) 3D Programming
17 10 (3.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 175 (58.72%) C#
2 112 (37.58%) SQL
3 83 (27.85%) Java
4 80 (26.85%) JavaScript
5 68 (22.82%) C++
6 39 (13.09%) VB.NET
7 30 (10.07%) Python
8 25 (8.39%) C
9 24 (8.05%) T-SQL
10 22 (7.38%) VB
11 15 (5.03%) Perl
12 12 (4.03%) PL/SQL
12 12 (4.03%) VB6
13 10 (3.36%) HLSL
13 10 (3.36%) PHP
14 8 (2.68%) VBScript
15 7 (2.35%) Delphi
16 6 (2.01%) Ruby
17 5 (1.68%) Bash Shell
18 4 (1.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 119 (39.93%) Degree
2 26 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.69%) PhD
4 7 (2.35%) MCAD
4 7 (2.35%) MCSD
5 4 (1.34%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.34%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.37%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (1.34%) Puppet
1 4 (1.34%) Vagrant
1 4 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 89 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.39%) Oracle
3 9 (3.02%) Perforce
4 4 (1.34%) VMware
4 4 (1.34%) DevExpress
4 4 (1.34%) Tableau
5 3 (1.01%) SAP
6 2 (0.67%) Minitab
7 1 (0.34%) Zend
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
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