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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 745 710 708
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 159 214 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 156 197 163
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%

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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 5 May 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 May 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 +17 159 £40,000 -11.11% 12
London +12 39 £57,500 +15.00% 4
East of England +31 37 £30,000 -14.28% 5
South East -20 32 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Cambridgeshire - 21 £47,500 - 4
Cambridge - 21 £47,500 - 4
City of London +50 19 £60,000 +14.28% 1
South West 0 17 £40,000 -5.88%
East Sussex +5 12 £40,000 +6.66%
Brighton -5 12 £40,000 +6.66%
Yorkshire +4 11 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Suffolk +10 9 £25,000 -28.57%
Ipswich 0 9 £25,000 -28.57%
Gloucestershire -7 9 £40,000 -25.92%
Hampshire +6 8 £40,000 -13.51%
West Midlands -17 8 £47,500 +35.71%
North Yorkshire +9 6 £52,500 +23.52%
North East -3 6 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 6 £30,000 -33.33%
Tyne and Wear -4 6 £30,000 -33.33% 1
North West -18 6 £29,000 -17.14%
Essex - 6 £30,000 - 1
Gateshead - 6 £30,000 - 1
Gloucester -11 5 £58,500 +30.00%
West Sussex -13 5 £22,500 -59.09%
Crawley -18 5 £22,500 -59.09%
Harrogate - 5 £52,500 -
Bath - 5 £42,500 -
Somerset - 5 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire +16 4 £40,000 +23.07% 1

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 220 (64.14%) Software Engineering
2 189 (55.10%) C#
3 166 (48.40%) .NET
4 138 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (35.57%) SQL
6 113 (32.94%) Degree
7 107 (31.20%) Java
8 100 (29.15%) ASP.NET
9 95 (27.70%) C++
10 89 (25.95%) JavaScript
10 89 (25.95%) MVC
11 87 (25.36%) Microsoft
11 87 (25.36%) SQL Server
11 87 (25.36%) Windows
12 82 (23.91%) HTML
13 75 (21.87%) Linux
14 72 (20.99%) OO
15 69 (20.12%) Scrum
16 65 (18.95%) Computer Science
17 56 (16.33%) Web Services
18 49 (14.29%) CSS
19 48 (13.99%) jQuery
20 45 (13.12%) MS Excel
21 43 (12.54%) C
22 42 (12.24%) Python
23 40 (11.66%) Visual Studio
23 40 (11.66%) Ajax
24 38 (11.08%) OOP
25 36 (10.50%) VB.NET
25 36 (10.50%) XML

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 16 (4.66%) Apache
1 16 (4.66%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.75%) CMS
3 6 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.29%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.29%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (13.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.87%) Mingle
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.75%) SaaS
4 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.58%) GitHub
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Heroku
6 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.12%) TCP/IP
2 16 (4.66%) Internet
3 9 (2.62%) ICMP
3 9 (2.62%) HTTP
4 5 (1.46%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.17%) SAN
6 3 (0.87%) LAN
6 3 (0.87%) WAN
6 3 (0.87%) Wireless
7 2 (0.58%) SSL
7 2 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (25.36%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (6.12%) MySQL
4 16 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.46%) SQLite
9 3 (0.87%) Big Data
9 3 (0.87%) RavenDB
9 3 (0.87%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.29%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 40 (11.66%) Visual Studio
2 20 (5.83%) Subversion
2 20 (5.83%) Eclipse
3 11 (3.21%) JIRA
4 9 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.33%) NUnit
6 5 (1.46%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.17%) MSTest
8 3 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.87%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.87%) Ant
9 2 (0.58%) Maven
9 2 (0.58%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.58%) Moq
9 2 (0.58%) GoogleTest
9 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.29%) StyleCop
10 1 (0.29%) CppUnit
10 1 (0.29%) Selenium
General
1 27 (7.87%) Finance
2 20 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.08%) Electronics
4 11 (3.21%) Publishing
5 8 (2.33%) Retail
6 7 (2.04%) Banking
6 7 (2.04%) Games
7 5 (1.46%) Advertising
8 4 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.87%) Marketing
10 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Front Office
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (48.40%) .NET
2 100 (29.15%) ASP.NET
3 82 (23.91%) HTML
4 56 (16.33%) Web Services
5 49 (14.29%) CSS
6 48 (13.99%) jQuery
7 40 (11.66%) Ajax
8 36 (10.50%) XML
9 32 (9.33%) J2EE
10 30 (8.75%) .NET Framework
11 28 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
12 27 (7.87%) Qt
13 25 (7.29%) Spring
13 25 (7.29%) HTML5
14 22 (6.41%) WPF
15 19 (5.54%) WCF
16 17 (4.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 13 (3.79%) RabbitMQ
18 12 (3.50%) STL
18 12 (3.50%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 65 (18.95%) Computer Science
2 24 (7.00%) Visualisation
3 23 (6.71%) Social Media
4 20 (5.83%) Mobile App
5 17 (4.96%) Mathematics
6 16 (4.66%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.21%) N-Tier
8 10 (2.92%) Physics
9 6 (1.75%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (1.46%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.46%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.17%) Open Source
12 3 (0.87%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.87%) Data Extraction
13 2 (0.58%) Artificial Intelligence
13 2 (0.58%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.58%) GIS
14 1 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (25.36%) Windows
2 75 (21.87%) Linux
3 21 (6.12%) Android
4 13 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.92%) UNIX
6 9 (2.62%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.29%) Debian
9 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (64.14%) Software Engineering
2 138 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (25.95%) MVC
4 72 (20.99%) OO
5 69 (20.12%) Scrum
6 38 (11.08%) OOP
7 34 (9.91%) TDD
8 32 (9.33%) Unit Testing
9 25 (7.29%) Mentoring
10 24 (7.00%) Migration
10 24 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (7.00%) OOD
11 21 (6.12%) Multithreading
12 18 (5.25%) Test Automation
13 17 (4.96%) Digital Signal Processing
13 17 (4.96%) Signal Processing
13 17 (4.96%) Project Management
14 16 (4.66%) E-Commerce
15 15 (4.37%) Web Application Development
15 15 (4.37%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 189 (55.10%) C#
2 122 (35.57%) SQL
3 107 (31.20%) Java
4 95 (27.70%) C++
5 89 (25.95%) JavaScript
6 43 (12.54%) C
7 42 (12.24%) Python
8 36 (10.50%) VB.NET
9 35 (10.20%) T-SQL
10 28 (8.16%) VB
11 16 (4.66%) VB6
11 16 (4.66%) PHP
12 13 (3.79%) Perl
13 11 (3.21%) Delphi
14 10 (2.92%) MATLAB
15 9 (2.62%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.75%) Ruby
16 6 (1.75%) HLSL
17 5 (1.46%) VC++
18 4 (1.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 113 (32.94%) Degree
2 13 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.04%) MCAD
3 7 (2.04%) MCSD
4 6 (1.75%) PhD
4 6 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.58%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.96%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) HL7
2 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.58%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) Puppet
1 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.58%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 87 (25.36%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.12%) Oracle
3 13 (3.79%) Red Hat
4 9 (2.62%) Perforce
5 8 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.46%) Twitter
7 4 (1.17%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.17%) Tableau
8 2 (0.58%) Google
8 2 (0.58%) Minitab
8 2 (0.58%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.29%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.29%) Apple
9 1 (0.29%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.29%) Informatica
9 1 (0.29%) ESRI
9 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.29%) VMware
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Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: bonuses, pension, holidays
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Salary: 25k-35K, 25 days Holiday, Flexi-time, Pension, Free Parking + more!
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