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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 732 744 739
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 169 126 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 161 106 146
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.87%

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
110597 101053 111513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89479 83749 95349
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 £26,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -8 139 £45,000 +12.50% 10
South East +19 64 £47,500 +46.15% 3
Surrey +17 29 £55,000 +107.54% 2
London -41 24 £45,000 +2.85% 2
Reigate - 24 £57,500 -
Scotland +4 21 £37,500 +6.38% 1
West Midlands +3 21 £36,250 +3.57% 1
East Midlands +4 17 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Berkshire +12 16 £47,500 +28.37%
Glasgow - 15 £37,500 -
Staffordshire +1 12 £30,000 -4.00% 1
Brighton - 11 £45,000 -
East Sussex - 11 £45,000 -
North West -15 9 £40,000 +18.51% 1
Redhill - 8 £45,000 -
Reading -5 7 £40,000 +8.10%
Cheshire -9 7 £40,000 +5.26%
Nottinghamshire - 7 £37,500 - 1
Wales - 7 £30,000 -
South Wales - 7 £30,000 -
Guildford +15 6 £55,000 +83.33%
Edinburgh -6 6 £49,000 +39.00% 1
Solihull +2 5 £40,000 +40.35%
Burton-upon-Trent -5 5 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire -48 5 £35,000 -
Clapham - 5 £45,000 -
Southwark - 5 £47,500 -
Horley - 5 £45,000 -
Knutsford - 5 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £37,500 - 1

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 264 (71.54%) C#
2 233 (63.14%) .NET
3 228 (61.79%) Software Engineering
4 164 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 151 (40.92%) SQL Server
6 138 (37.40%) SQL
7 137 (37.13%) JavaScript
8 136 (36.86%) MVC
9 116 (31.44%) Agile Software Development
10 102 (27.64%) HTML
11 99 (26.83%) Degree
12 92 (24.93%) Java
13 82 (22.22%) Microsoft
14 80 (21.68%) Finance
15 76 (20.60%) jQuery
16 75 (20.33%) TDD
17 73 (19.78%) C++
18 70 (18.97%) CSS
19 68 (18.43%) OO
20 65 (17.62%) Computer Science
21 64 (17.34%) WPF
22 54 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
23 50 (13.55%) MS Excel
24 44 (11.92%) Windows
25 43 (11.65%) Scrum
26 40 (10.84%) HTML5
27 39 (10.57%) Web Services
27 39 (10.57%) WinForms
27 39 (10.57%) Mathematics
28 37 (10.03%) Oracle

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.17%) Node.js
3 6 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.36%) CMS
4 5 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (1.36%) WordPress
5 4 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.08%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.08%) Sitefinity
5 4 (1.08%) Orchard CMS
5 4 (1.08%) NServiceBus
5 4 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.08%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.81%) IIS
7 2 (0.54%) Apache
7 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (13.55%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.44%) SaaS
2 3 (0.81%) PaaS
2 3 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.98%) Internet
2 8 (2.17%) Ethernet
3 5 (1.36%) AMQP
4 3 (0.81%) Intranet
5 2 (0.54%) Broadband
6 1 (0.27%) HTTP
6 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (40.92%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.15%) MySQL
4 17 (4.61%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.52%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.44%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.17%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.36%) RavenDB
12 4 (1.08%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.81%) Big Data
13 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.54%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (9.21%) Visual Studio
2 17 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.79%) NUnit
4 13 (3.52%) Git (software)
5 12 (3.25%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.71%) Subversion
7 9 (2.44%) Maven
8 6 (1.63%) Selenium
8 6 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (1.63%) Hudson
8 6 (1.63%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.36%) JBehave
10 4 (1.08%) MSTest
10 4 (1.08%) Moq
10 4 (1.08%) WiX
11 3 (0.81%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.54%) Xcode
12 2 (0.54%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.27%) Gradle
General
1 80 (21.68%) Finance
2 19 (5.15%) Marketing
3 16 (4.34%) Banking
4 15 (4.07%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.79%) Games
6 13 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.98%) Retail
8 8 (2.17%) Publishing
9 7 (1.90%) Advertising
10 3 (0.81%) Front Office
11 2 (0.54%) Electronics
11 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (63.14%) .NET
2 164 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 102 (27.64%) HTML
4 76 (20.60%) jQuery
5 70 (18.97%) CSS
6 64 (17.34%) WPF
7 54 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 40 (10.84%) HTML5
9 39 (10.57%) Web Services
9 39 (10.57%) WinForms
10 35 (9.49%) .NET Framework
11 33 (8.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 33 (8.94%) XML
12 23 (6.23%) Spring
13 18 (4.88%) Ajax
14 17 (4.61%) SOAP
14 17 (4.61%) CSS3
14 17 (4.61%) JSON
14 17 (4.61%) WCF
15 16 (4.34%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 65 (17.62%) Computer Science
2 39 (10.57%) Mathematics
3 17 (4.61%) Open Source
4 14 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (3.79%) 3D Graphics
5 12 (3.25%) Physics
6 11 (2.98%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.71%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.44%) IVR
8 9 (2.44%) Social Media
9 8 (2.17%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.63%) RIA
11 5 (1.36%) SCADA
12 4 (1.08%) Chemistry
12 4 (1.08%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
13 3 (0.81%) Animation
13 3 (0.81%) MPEG
14 2 (0.54%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.92%) Windows
2 35 (9.49%) Linux
3 12 (3.25%) UNIX
4 11 (2.98%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.90%) Android
6 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.54%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (61.79%) Software Engineering
2 136 (36.86%) MVC
3 116 (31.44%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (20.33%) TDD
5 68 (18.43%) OO
6 43 (11.65%) Scrum
7 33 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (7.59%) Software Architecture
9 25 (6.78%) SOA
10 24 (6.50%) SEO
11 23 (6.23%) User Experience Design
12 22 (5.96%) Workflow
13 17 (4.61%) Unit Testing
14 16 (4.34%) E-Commerce
15 12 (3.25%) CRM
15 12 (3.25%) OOP
15 12 (3.25%) Multithreading
15 12 (3.25%) MVVM
16 11 (2.98%) Build Automation
16 11 (2.98%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 264 (71.54%) C#
2 138 (37.40%) SQL
3 137 (37.13%) JavaScript
4 92 (24.93%) Java
5 73 (19.78%) C++
6 33 (8.94%) T-SQL
6 33 (8.94%) VB.NET
7 30 (8.13%) PHP
8 16 (4.34%) VB
8 16 (4.34%) Python
9 13 (3.52%) Perl
10 11 (2.98%) C
10 11 (2.98%) VBA
11 10 (2.71%) Objective-C
11 10 (2.71%) Ruby
12 8 (2.17%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.63%) XPath
14 3 (0.81%) PHP5
14 3 (0.81%) F#
14 3 (0.81%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 99 (26.83%) Degree
2 11 (2.98%) PhD
3 9 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.90%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.81%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) MCPD
6 1 (0.27%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.63%) GAMP
2 4 (1.08%) QA
Vendors
1 82 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.03%) Oracle
3 4 (1.08%) Sage
3 4 (1.08%) EPiServer
3 4 (1.08%) Sitecore
4 2 (0.54%) SAP
4 2 (0.54%) Zend
5 1 (0.27%) JBoss
5 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.27%) Google
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