The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank 764 687 642
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 154 275 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 149 252 352
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%

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
94453 106197 112297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.32% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79493 87537 91539
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Software Programmer in the job title.

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 26 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -63 148 £45,000 +12.50% 14
South East +2 46 £40,000 +6.66% 2
London +13 39 £65,000 +36.84% 5
Yorkshire +44 26 £32,000 -28.88% 2
West Yorkshire +25 22 £32,500 -27.77% 2
East of England -21 21 £45,000 +21.62% 3
West Sussex -3 18 £45,000 +100.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 17 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Oxfordshire -7 16 £40,000 - 1
Leeds +35 10 £35,000 -41.66% 2
Bradford +14 10 £31,500 -
West Midlands -1 8 £32,500 -13.33%
Cambridge -8 8 £57,500 +35.29% 2
Gatwick - 7 £45,000 -
South West +16 6 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Ely - 6 £45,000 - 1
Horsham +9 5 £27,500 - 1
Staffordshire +6 5 £40,000 +23.07%
Bristol +23 4 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Surrey +18 4 £45,000 -10.00%
Scotland +3 4 £38,750 -3.12%
Oxford 0 4 £72,500 +81.25% 1
Croydon -9 4 £57,500 +21.05%
Reading +8 3 £65,000 +62.50%
Berkshire -1 3 £65,000 +30.00%
Crawley -17 3 £55,000 +144.44%
Essex -17 3 £24,000 -31.42%
Hull - 3 £27,500 -
Worcestershire - 3 £32,500 -
East Yorkshire - 3 £27,500 -

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, Software Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Programmer in the job title.

1 221 (69.94%) Software Engineering
2 178 (56.33%) C#
3 159 (50.32%) SQL
4 156 (49.37%) .NET
5 122 (38.61%) SQL Server
6 120 (37.97%) Degree
7 112 (35.44%) Computer Science
8 108 (34.18%) JavaScript
9 100 (31.65%) Java
10 97 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
11 86 (27.22%) HTML
12 85 (26.90%) C++
13 78 (24.68%) Finance
14 74 (23.42%) ASP.NET
15 70 (22.15%) MVC
16 57 (18.04%) WCF
17 52 (16.46%) WPF
17 52 (16.46%) TDD
17 52 (16.46%) OO
18 51 (16.14%) WinForms
19 50 (15.82%) Linux
20 47 (14.87%) Mathematics
21 45 (14.24%) Oracle
22 44 (13.92%) Microsoft
22 44 (13.92%) .NET Framework
22 44 (13.92%) Hedge funds
23 42 (13.29%) Python
24 40 (12.66%) CSS
25 38 (12.03%) VB.NET
26 37 (11.71%) Web Services

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (2.85%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.22%) Apache
3 6 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.27%) JBoss
5 3 (0.95%) IIS
5 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.32%) CICS
7 1 (0.32%) CMS
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.32%) PegaRULES
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.80%) GitHub
3 6 (1.90%) Google App Engine
3 6 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.28%) Internet
2 22 (6.96%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.11%) HTTP
4 6 (1.90%) Network Security
5 5 (1.58%) SSL
6 1 (0.32%) FTP
6 1 (0.32%) Skype
6 1 (0.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (38.61%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.49%) NoSQL
3 17 (5.38%) MySQL
4 16 (5.06%) Event Store
5 15 (4.75%) Redis
6 14 (4.43%) Relational Database
7 12 (3.80%) Data Mining
8 11 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (3.48%) DataStage
8 11 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (2.85%) MongoDB
10 9 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.58%) Big Data
12 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (6.96%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.01%) Visual Studio
3 18 (5.70%) Subversion
4 12 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.48%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.90%) JIRA
6 6 (1.90%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.58%) JUnit
8 4 (1.27%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.27%) Maven
8 4 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.95%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.63%) Ant
10 2 (0.63%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.63%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.63%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.63%) Mockito
10 2 (0.63%) Selenium
11 1 (0.32%) Moq
11 1 (0.32%) ReSharper
General
1 78 (24.68%) Finance
2 26 (8.23%) Games
3 23 (7.28%) Front Office
4 14 (4.43%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.48%) Banking
6 8 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.22%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.22%) Legal
8 6 (1.90%) Electronics
9 5 (1.58%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.27%) Marketing
11 3 (0.95%) Back Office
12 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.32%) Automotive
12 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (49.37%) .NET
2 86 (27.22%) HTML
3 74 (23.42%) ASP.NET
4 57 (18.04%) WCF
5 52 (16.46%) WPF
6 51 (16.14%) WinForms
7 44 (13.92%) .NET Framework
8 40 (12.66%) CSS
9 37 (11.71%) Web Services
10 34 (10.76%) HTML5
11 31 (9.81%) AngularJS
12 24 (7.59%) J2EE
13 20 (6.33%) XML
14 19 (6.01%) jQuery
15 17 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (5.38%) Entity Framework
16 16 (5.06%) ActiveMQ
16 16 (5.06%) Reactive Extensions
17 15 (4.75%) JMS
17 15 (4.75%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 112 (35.44%) Computer Science
2 47 (14.87%) Mathematics
3 44 (13.92%) Hedge funds
4 24 (7.59%) Visualisation
5 17 (5.38%) Physics
6 15 (4.75%) Derivative
6 15 (4.75%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (4.75%) Mobile App
7 13 (4.11%) Client/Server
8 12 (3.80%) Algorithms
9 10 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (2.53%) 3D Graphics
11 8 (2.53%) Fintech
11 8 (2.53%) Internet of Things
11 8 (2.53%) Neural Network
12 6 (1.90%) e-Learning
12 6 (1.90%) Statistics
13 5 (1.58%) BYOD
14 4 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 50 (15.82%) Linux
2 30 (9.49%) Unix
3 24 (7.59%) Windows
4 10 (3.16%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.53%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (69.94%) Software Engineering
2 97 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (22.15%) MVC
4 52 (16.46%) OO
4 52 (16.46%) TDD
5 32 (10.13%) Multithreading
6 28 (8.86%) SDLC
7 27 (8.54%) Scrum
8 24 (7.59%) OOP
8 24 (7.59%) Unit Testing
9 20 (6.33%) Mentoring
10 19 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (6.01%) Pair Programming
11 18 (5.70%) OOD
12 16 (5.06%) Domain-Driven Design
13 15 (4.75%) ETL
13 15 (4.75%) Web Development
14 13 (4.11%) Migration
14 13 (4.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 178 (56.33%) C#
2 159 (50.32%) SQL
3 108 (34.18%) JavaScript
4 100 (31.65%) Java
5 85 (26.90%) C++
6 42 (13.29%) Python
7 38 (12.03%) VB.NET
8 25 (7.91%) C
9 24 (7.59%) T-SQL
10 22 (6.96%) F#
11 19 (6.01%) Perl
12 16 (5.06%) PL/SQL
13 15 (4.75%) Scala
14 11 (3.48%) Objective-C
15 10 (3.16%) VBScript
16 8 (2.53%) HLSL
16 8 (2.53%) PHP
16 8 (2.53%) Shell Script
17 7 (2.22%) Bash Shell
18 5 (1.58%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 120 (37.97%) Degree
2 8 (2.53%) PhD
3 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.43%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.58%) WMI
2 1 (0.32%) logstash
2 1 (0.32%) Mesos
2 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 45 (14.24%) Oracle
2 44 (13.92%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.85%) Telerik
4 8 (2.53%) Apple
5 5 (1.58%) Sybase
6 2 (0.63%) Pega
7 1 (0.32%) Allen-Bradley
7 1 (0.32%) Google
7 1 (0.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.32%) ILOG
7 1 (0.32%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.32%) New Relic
7 1 (0.32%) Perforce
7 1 (0.32%) Rally
7 1 (0.32%) SAP
7 1 (0.32%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.32%) Xamarin
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