The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 736 725 713
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 169 154 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 164 133 172
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -37 144 £45,000 +12.50% 9
South East +13 63 £47,500 +46.15% 2
London -64 32 £47,500 +8.57% 1
Surrey +20 31 £55,000 +107.54% 1
Reigate - 27 £55,000 -
Scotland +9 21 £37,500 +6.38%
West Midlands -1 20 £35,000 -3.44% 3
Glasgow - 17 £37,500 -
East Midlands +4 15 £37,500 +25.00% 1
East Sussex - 12 £45,000 -
Brighton - 12 £45,000 -
North West +3 10 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Guildford +15 9 £55,000 +83.33%
Berkshire +10 9 £40,000 - 1
West Sussex -13 9 £55,000 +29.41%
Cheshire +3 8 £40,000 +33.33%
Staffordshire -9 8 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Redhill - 8 £45,000 -
Crawley +10 7 £55,000 +18.27%
Solihull - 7 £40,000 -
Derbyshire -7 6 £36,250 +3.57%
Yorkshire -33 6 £35,000 +35.92%
South Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 -
Sheffield - 6 £35,000 -
Knutsford - 6 £40,000 -
Derby -17 5 £37,500 +7.14%
Gatwick - 5 £55,000 -
Horley - 5 £45,000 -
Clapham - 5 £45,000 -
Southwark - 5 £47,500 -

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 265 (69.01%) C#
2 240 (62.50%) .NET
3 239 (62.24%) Software Engineering
4 164 (42.71%) ASP.NET
5 157 (40.89%) SQL Server
6 136 (35.42%) SQL
6 136 (35.42%) MVC
7 128 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 117 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
9 111 (28.91%) HTML
10 108 (28.13%) Java
11 99 (25.78%) Degree
12 91 (23.70%) Finance
13 90 (23.44%) Microsoft
14 80 (20.83%) TDD
15 78 (20.31%) C++
16 74 (19.27%) CSS
17 70 (18.23%) OO
17 70 (18.23%) jQuery
18 67 (17.45%) Computer Science
19 64 (16.67%) WPF
20 56 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
21 50 (13.02%) MS Excel
22 46 (11.98%) Scrum
23 43 (11.20%) Web Services
23 43 (11.20%) Mathematics
24 41 (10.68%) WinForms
25 40 (10.42%) .NET Framework
26 38 (9.90%) XML
27 36 (9.38%) Linux

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (2.34%) Node.js
2 8 (2.08%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.82%) IIS
4 6 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.30%) NServiceBus
5 5 (1.30%) WordPress
6 4 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.04%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.04%) Sitefinity
6 4 (1.04%) Orchard CMS
6 4 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.04%) CMS
6 4 (1.04%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.52%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.52%) Apache
7 2 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (13.02%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.86%) SaaS
2 3 (0.78%) PaaS
2 3 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.13%) Ethernet
2 5 (1.30%) AMQP
3 3 (0.78%) Intranet
4 2 (0.52%) Internet
4 2 (0.52%) Broadband
5 1 (0.26%) HTTP
5 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (40.89%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (5.21%) MySQL
4 19 (4.95%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.39%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (2.60%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.30%) RavenDB
9 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.04%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.78%) Big Data
11 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (6.51%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.91%) NUnit
3 14 (3.65%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.13%) Subversion
4 12 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.86%) Git (software)
5 11 (2.86%) Maven
6 7 (1.82%) Selenium
7 6 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (1.56%) Hudson
7 6 (1.56%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.30%) JBehave
9 4 (1.04%) MSTest
9 4 (1.04%) Moq
9 4 (1.04%) WiX
10 2 (0.52%) Xcode
10 2 (0.52%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.52%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 91 (23.70%) Finance
2 22 (5.73%) Banking
3 20 (5.21%) Marketing
4 19 (4.95%) Retail
5 18 (4.69%) Investment Banking
6 14 (3.65%) Telecoms
7 12 (3.13%) Publishing
8 10 (2.60%) Games
9 7 (1.82%) Advertising
10 3 (0.78%) Front Office
11 2 (0.52%) Electronics
11 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (62.50%) .NET
2 164 (42.71%) ASP.NET
3 111 (28.91%) HTML
4 74 (19.27%) CSS
5 70 (18.23%) jQuery
6 64 (16.67%) WPF
7 56 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 43 (11.20%) Web Services
9 41 (10.68%) WinForms
10 40 (10.42%) .NET Framework
11 38 (9.90%) XML
12 34 (8.85%) HTML5
12 34 (8.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 27 (7.03%) Spring
14 23 (5.99%) JSON
15 21 (5.47%) WCF
16 17 (4.43%) Ajax
17 16 (4.17%) SOAP
18 15 (3.91%) CSS3
19 13 (3.39%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (17.45%) Computer Science
2 43 (11.20%) Mathematics
3 20 (5.21%) Open Source
4 18 (4.69%) 3D Graphics
5 17 (4.43%) Physics
5 17 (4.43%) Mobile App
6 15 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.60%) Social Media
8 9 (2.34%) IVR
9 8 (2.08%) N-Tier
10 7 (1.82%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.30%) SCADA
11 5 (1.30%) Artificial Intelligence
11 5 (1.30%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.04%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
13 3 (0.78%) MPEG
14 2 (0.52%) DTV
14 2 (0.52%) Statistics
14 2 (0.52%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.38%) Linux
2 34 (8.85%) Windows
3 12 (3.13%) UNIX
4 11 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.82%) Android
6 2 (0.52%) VxWorks
6 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
7 1 (0.26%) HPUX
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (62.24%) Software Engineering
2 136 (35.42%) MVC
3 117 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (20.83%) TDD
5 70 (18.23%) OO
6 46 (11.98%) Scrum
7 36 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (6.77%) Software Architecture
8 26 (6.77%) SOA
9 21 (5.47%) SEO
10 20 (5.21%) User Experience Design
11 19 (4.95%) Unit Testing
11 19 (4.95%) E-Commerce
12 18 (4.69%) Workflow
13 16 (4.17%) Financial Modelling
14 14 (3.65%) Web Development
14 14 (3.65%) OOP
15 13 (3.39%) OOD
15 13 (3.39%) Web Design
16 12 (3.13%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 265 (69.01%) C#
2 136 (35.42%) SQL
3 128 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 108 (28.13%) Java
5 78 (20.31%) C++
6 32 (8.33%) PHP
7 29 (7.55%) VB.NET
8 26 (6.77%) T-SQL
9 17 (4.43%) Python
10 16 (4.17%) Perl
11 14 (3.65%) VB
12 13 (3.39%) VBA
12 13 (3.39%) Objective-C
13 12 (3.13%) Ruby
14 10 (2.60%) C
15 8 (2.08%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.56%) XPath
16 6 (1.56%) XAML
17 4 (1.04%) F#
18 3 (0.78%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 99 (25.78%) Degree
2 15 (3.91%) PhD
3 11 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.82%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.04%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
1 1 (0.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) Nagios
1 1 (0.26%) OpenNMS
1 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 90 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.33%) Oracle
3 4 (1.04%) EPiServer
3 4 (1.04%) Sitecore
4 2 (0.52%) Google
4 2 (0.52%) Zend
4 2 (0.52%) SAP
4 2 (0.52%) JBoss
5 1 (0.26%) Sybase
5 1 (0.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.26%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.26%) Perforce
5 1 (0.26%) Facebook
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions - TSC
Salary: Benefits (Depends on experience)
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Next Move IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Private Health
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 8%Bonus,Pension,Bupa,25 days
Posted: 9 days ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Berkshire Wilts Oxon Newbury Swindon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: to £22,500+ bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago