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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 746 758 743
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 151 169 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 135 165 121
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 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%

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
104105 111560 103736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 86198 90937 85872
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 £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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +34 144 £38,000 -15.55% 16
South East -18 39 £37,500 -21.05% 2
East of England +41 34 £27,500 -31.25% 3
London +18 34 £47,500 - 3
East Sussex +24 21 £33,750 -25.00%
Brighton +26 20 £30,000 -33.33%
Cambridge - 13 £47,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 13 £47,500 - 2
Essex +6 11 £25,000 -37.50%
Yorkshire +5 9 £37,500 +7.14% 5
North West -5 9 £34,500 -13.75% 2
Croydon - 9 £47,500 -
South West -10 8 £43,750 +31.57%
Surrey -9 7 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Suffolk - 7 £25,000 -
Ipswich - 7 £25,000 -
Colchester +10 6 £25,000 -37.50%
West Yorkshire - 6 - - 5
City of London +30 5 £62,500 +93.79%
Cheshire +5 5 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Berkshire +2 5 £50,000 +25.00%
West Midlands -22 5 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Manchester +4 4 £33,500 -10.66%
Devon +3 4 - -
East Midlands -7 4 £27,500 -26.66%
West Sussex -10 4 £27,500 -50.00%
Plymouth - 4 - -
Horsham - 4 £27,500 -
Chester - 4 £50,000 - 1
Warwickshire -7 3 £25,000 -41.17% 1

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 181 (58.96%) C#
2 177 (57.65%) Software Engineering
3 150 (48.86%) .NET
4 125 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
5 113 (36.81%) SQL Server
6 111 (36.16%) SQL
7 109 (35.50%) Degree
8 91 (29.64%) Microsoft
9 87 (28.34%) ASP.NET
10 85 (27.69%) Java
11 84 (27.36%) HTML
12 79 (25.73%) JavaScript
12 79 (25.73%) C++
13 73 (23.78%) Windows
14 71 (23.13%) Computer Science
15 70 (22.80%) MVC
16 68 (22.15%) Linux
17 63 (20.52%) Web Services
18 60 (19.54%) OO
19 57 (18.57%) jQuery
20 43 (14.01%) TDD
21 42 (13.68%) Scrum
22 40 (13.03%) XML
22 40 (13.03%) VB.NET
22 40 (13.03%) Finance
23 38 (12.38%) MS Excel
24 36 (11.73%) C
25 35 (11.40%) CSS
25 35 (11.40%) Python
26 33 (10.75%) WCF

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (4.56%) BizTalk Server
2 13 (4.23%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.61%) CMS
4 6 (1.95%) IIS
4 6 (1.95%) Apache
5 5 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.30%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.30%) Confluence
7 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.65%) Smallworld
8 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (12.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.63%) GitHub
3 3 (0.98%) SaaS
4 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Heroku
5 1 (0.33%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.33%) IaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.58%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.61%) ICMP
3 7 (2.28%) Internet
4 4 (1.30%) SAN
5 3 (0.98%) HTTP
5 3 (0.98%) Wireless
6 2 (0.65%) Intranet
6 2 (0.65%) SSL
7 1 (0.33%) GSM
7 1 (0.33%) SMS
7 1 (0.33%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.33%) UMTS
7 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.33%) HSPA
7 1 (0.33%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (36.81%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (3.58%) MySQL
7 7 (2.28%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.95%) Big Data
9 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.63%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.65%) Firebird
10 2 (0.65%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.33%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 30 (9.77%) Visual Studio
2 16 (5.21%) Eclipse
3 15 (4.89%) JIRA
4 11 (3.58%) Subversion
5 10 (3.26%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.61%) JUnit
7 6 (1.95%) NUnit
7 6 (1.95%) Maven
7 6 (1.95%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.63%) Bugzilla
9 4 (1.30%) ProC
9 4 (1.30%) Ant
9 4 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.30%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.30%) Moq
9 4 (1.30%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.98%) Selenium
11 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.65%) SpecFlow
General
1 40 (13.03%) Finance
2 15 (4.89%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.56%) Games
4 8 (2.61%) Marketing
5 6 (1.95%) Retail
5 6 (1.95%) Electronics
6 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.98%) Publishing
7 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.65%) Automotive
8 1 (0.33%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (48.86%) .NET
2 87 (28.34%) ASP.NET
3 84 (27.36%) HTML
4 63 (20.52%) Web Services
5 57 (18.57%) jQuery
6 40 (13.03%) XML
7 35 (11.40%) CSS
8 33 (10.75%) WCF
9 28 (9.12%) Spring
10 24 (7.82%) .NET Framework
11 23 (7.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 22 (7.17%) Ajax
12 22 (7.17%) J2EE
13 20 (6.51%) Qt
14 19 (6.19%) WPF
15 14 (4.56%) OpenGL
15 14 (4.56%) DirectX
16 13 (4.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 12 (3.91%) WinForms
18 11 (3.58%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 71 (23.13%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.49%) Visualisation
3 19 (6.19%) Mathematics
4 18 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.21%) Physics
6 12 (3.91%) 3D Graphics
6 12 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.63%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.63%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.30%) Wiki
8 4 (1.30%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.30%) Social Media
9 3 (0.98%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.98%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.65%) EPoS
10 2 (0.65%) NHS
10 2 (0.65%) GIS
11 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 73 (23.78%) Windows
2 68 (22.15%) Linux
3 11 (3.58%) Android
4 9 (2.93%) Ubuntu
5 8 (2.61%) UNIX
6 6 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.95%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (57.65%) Software Engineering
2 125 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (22.80%) MVC
4 60 (19.54%) OO
5 43 (14.01%) TDD
6 42 (13.68%) Scrum
7 25 (8.14%) SDLC
8 23 (7.49%) Mentoring
9 22 (7.17%) Migration
10 21 (6.84%) Multithreading
11 20 (6.51%) OOP
12 19 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (5.86%) Waterfall
14 17 (5.54%) Test Automation
15 16 (5.21%) Unit Testing
16 14 (4.56%) Web Development
17 12 (3.91%) Software Testing
17 12 (3.91%) OOD
17 12 (3.91%) Project Management
17 12 (3.91%) 3D Programming
Programming Languages
1 181 (58.96%) C#
2 111 (36.16%) SQL
3 85 (27.69%) Java
4 79 (25.73%) JavaScript
4 79 (25.73%) C++
5 40 (13.03%) VB.NET
6 36 (11.73%) C
7 35 (11.40%) Python
8 27 (8.79%) VB
9 22 (7.17%) T-SQL
10 13 (4.23%) Perl
11 12 (3.91%) VB6
11 12 (3.91%) HLSL
12 11 (3.58%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.93%) PHP
14 8 (2.61%) VBScript
15 7 (2.28%) Delphi
15 7 (2.28%) Ruby
15 7 (2.28%) MATLAB
16 5 (1.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 109 (35.50%) Degree
2 26 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.23%) PhD
4 7 (2.28%) MCAD
4 7 (2.28%) MCSD
5 5 (1.63%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.63%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.21%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (1.30%) Puppet
1 4 (1.30%) Vagrant
1 4 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 91 (29.64%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.51%) Oracle
3 9 (2.93%) Perforce
4 5 (1.63%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.30%) VMware
5 4 (1.30%) DevExpress
5 4 (1.30%) Tableau
6 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.65%) Minitab
6 2 (0.65%) SAP
7 1 (0.33%) Apple
7 1 (0.33%) Zend
7 1 (0.33%) Sitecore
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