Period
to 21 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 32,982 40,439 49,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.25% 28.85% 30.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.57% 30.07% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 28,445 35,291 43,591
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 111,525 134,491 154,873
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 95.94% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 89,919 108,645 127,002
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,989 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in England

Developer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in England.

Salary trend for Developer in England

Developer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Developer in England

Developer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 14,659 £65,000 +4.00% 2,900
South East 0 6,715 £50,000 +5.26% 1,310
North of England 0 4,749 £45,000 +5.88% 1,495
North West 0 2,849 £45,000 - 835
Midlands +1 2,778 £42,500 +6.25% 819
South West 0 2,491 £43,000 +4.88% 701
Yorkshire 0 1,606 £43,000 +1.18% 490
East of England 0 1,564 £50,000 +5.26% 520
West Midlands 0 1,510 £42,500 +6.25% 410
East Midlands 0 1,261 £42,500 +3.66% 409
North East 0 296 £40,000 - 171
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 14,663 (44.46%) JavaScript
2 13,429 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
3 12,729 (38.59%) C#
4 11,647 (35.31%) .NET
5 9,354 (28.36%) SQL
6 9,309 (28.22%) HTML
7 8,846 (26.82%) CSS
8 8,240 (24.98%) Java
9 7,260 (22.01%) SQL Server
10 6,961 (21.11%) AngularJS
11 6,437 (19.52%) MVC
12 5,814 (17.63%) ASP.NET
13 5,809 (17.61%) Finance
14 5,554 (16.84%) TDD
15 5,374 (16.29%) React
16 5,193 (15.74%) Azure
17 4,810 (14.58%) Git (software)
18 4,408 (13.36%) AWS
19 4,113 (12.47%) Microsoft
20 4,094 (12.41%) Microservices
21 3,993 (12.11%) Python
22 3,978 (12.06%) Scrum
23 3,789 (11.49%) Software Engineering
24 3,753 (11.38%) PHP
25 3,643 (11.05%) Web Development
26 3,608 (10.94%) Web Services
27 3,578 (10.85%) Front End Development
28 3,438 (10.42%) Node.js
29 3,424 (10.38%) jQuery
30 3,402 (10.31%) Degree

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 819 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
2 787 (2.39%) CMS
3 557 (1.69%) WordPress
4 462 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 406 (1.23%) Confluence
6 394 (1.19%) Apache Spark
7 360 (1.09%) IIS
8 345 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 336 (1.02%) Apache
10 238 (0.72%) Drupal
11 227 (0.69%) Umbraco
12 189 (0.57%) nginx
13 153 (0.46%) EPiServer
14 151 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
15 138 (0.42%) JBoss
16 119 (0.36%) WebSphere
17 92 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
18 89 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 86 (0.26%) WebLogic
20 79 (0.24%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 401 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 182 (0.55%) Photoshop
3 171 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
4 96 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 61 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 57 (0.17%) Sketch
7 54 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 49 (0.15%) Adobe XD
9 44 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 32 (0.097%) MS Visio
11 31 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
12 25 (0.076%) HipChat
13 19 (0.058%) InVision
14 13 (0.039%) LibreOffice
15 10 (0.030%) InDesign
15 10 (0.030%) InfoPath
15 10 (0.030%) Steinberg Cubase
15 10 (0.030%) UserZoom
15 10 (0.030%) Zeplin
16 9 (0.027%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 411 (1.25%) Magento
2 351 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 106 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 87 (0.26%) Shopify
5 79 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 69 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 52 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 46 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 46 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 35 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
10 29 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
11 22 (0.067%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 22 (0.067%) Oracle EBS R12
11 22 (0.067%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 21 (0.064%) SAP Hybris
13 19 (0.058%) Markit EDM
13 19 (0.058%) SAP EHS
14 17 (0.052%) R3 Corda
15 16 (0.049%) SAP ERP
16 15 (0.045%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 5,193 (15.74%) Azure
2 4,408 (13.36%) AWS
3 1,209 (3.67%) SaaS
4 974 (2.95%) Power Platform
5 822 (2.49%) GitHub
6 813 (2.46%) Serverless
7 768 (2.33%) GCP
8 450 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
9 416 (1.26%) npm
10 382 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
11 362 (1.10%) Amazon S3
12 294 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
13 291 (0.88%) PaaS
14 247 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
15 215 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
16 193 (0.59%) Amazon ECS
17 154 (0.47%) OpenShift
18 138 (0.42%) Office 365
19 129 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
20 126 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 516 (1.56%) Internet
2 380 (1.15%) HTTP
3 131 (0.40%) TCP/IP
4 81 (0.25%) Intranet
5 62 (0.19%) SSL
6 56 (0.17%) Broadband
7 47 (0.14%) HTTPS
8 44 (0.13%) Wireless
9 43 (0.13%) SSH
10 42 (0.13%) DNS
11 37 (0.11%) Extranet
12 32 (0.097%) Bluetooth
13 31 (0.094%) AMQP
13 31 (0.094%) Network Security
13 31 (0.094%) Wi-Fi
14 27 (0.082%) FTP
15 23 (0.070%) X.509
16 21 (0.064%) Firewall
17 20 (0.061%) DAB
18 19 (0.058%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7,260 (22.01%) SQL Server
2 2,953 (8.95%) MySQL
3 1,531 (4.64%) NoSQL
4 1,520 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1,365 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1,333 (4.04%) Relational Database
7 1,231 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
8 1,217 (3.69%) MongoDB
9 1,135 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
10 968 (2.93%) Big Data
11 923 (2.80%) Power BI
12 727 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 726 (2.20%) SQL Server 2016
14 524 (1.59%) Redis
15 343 (1.04%) Hadoop
16 318 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
17 287 (0.87%) Oracle Database
18 275 (0.83%) RDBMS
19 273 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
20 272 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4,810 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 1,572 (4.77%) Jenkins
3 1,281 (3.88%) Visual Studio
4 1,241 (3.76%) JIRA
5 834 (2.53%) webpack
6 832 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 725 (2.20%) Maven
8 660 (2.00%) Selenium
9 578 (1.75%) Subversion
10 557 (1.69%) JUnit
11 540 (1.64%) gulp
12 464 (1.41%) Bitbucket
13 456 (1.38%) TeamCity
14 388 (1.18%) NUnit
15 387 (1.17%) Grunt
16 385 (1.17%) Cucumber
17 353 (1.07%) Jasmine
17 353 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
18 278 (0.84%) Eclipse
19 252 (0.76%) Gradle
General
1 5,809 (17.61%) Finance
2 1,481 (4.49%) Retail
3 1,453 (4.41%) Banking
4 1,246 (3.78%) Marketing
5 1,027 (3.11%) Front Office
6 914 (2.77%) Games
7 506 (1.53%) Public Sector
8 398 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 389 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 374 (1.13%) Investment Banking
11 363 (1.10%) Law
12 339 (1.03%) Advertising
13 258 (0.78%) Legal
14 229 (0.69%) Electronics
15 213 (0.65%) Back Office
16 192 (0.58%) Automotive
17 187 (0.57%) Financial Institution
18 145 (0.44%) Publishing
19 66 (0.20%) Billing
20 62 (0.19%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11,647 (35.31%) .NET
2 9,309 (28.22%) HTML
3 8,846 (26.82%) CSS
4 6,961 (21.11%) AngularJS
5 5,814 (17.63%) ASP.NET
6 5,374 (16.29%) React
7 3,608 (10.94%) Web Services
8 3,438 (10.42%) Node.js
9 3,424 (10.38%) jQuery
10 3,101 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2,998 (9.09%) HTML5
12 2,996 (9.08%) REST
13 2,812 (8.53%) .NET Core
14 2,792 (8.47%) Spring
15 2,755 (8.35%) .NET Framework
16 2,668 (8.09%) RESTful
17 2,633 (7.98%) ASP.NET Web API
18 1,990 (6.03%) Vue.js
19 1,789 (5.42%) CSS3
20 1,604 (4.86%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2,836 (8.60%) Greenfield Project
2 2,237 (6.78%) User Experience
3 1,615 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1,459 (4.42%) Mobile App
5 897 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
6 690 (2.09%) Algorithms
7 632 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 588 (1.78%) Fixed Income
9 537 (1.63%) Data Structures
10 523 (1.59%) Hedge funds
11 519 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 494 (1.50%) Derivative
13 436 (1.32%) Equities
14 220 (0.67%) Management Information System
15 185 (0.56%) Cloud Native
16 180 (0.55%) Virtual Team
17 168 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
18 160 (0.49%) Social Media
19 122 (0.37%) iPad
20 119 (0.36%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2,229 (6.76%) Linux
2 1,318 (4.00%) Android
3 1,317 (3.99%) Windows
4 1,178 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 719 (2.18%) Unix
6 143 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 89 (0.27%) CentOS
8 84 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 70 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 53 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 42 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (0.11%) Debian
13 31 (0.094%) Windows 10
13 31 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
14 30 (0.091%) tvOS
15 24 (0.073%) AIX
16 21 (0.064%) Windows 7
17 19 (0.058%) MVS
18 16 (0.049%) Embedded Linux
18 16 (0.049%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13,429 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
2 6,437 (19.52%) MVC
3 5,554 (16.84%) TDD
4 4,094 (12.41%) Microservices
5 3,978 (12.06%) Scrum
6 3,789 (11.49%) Software Engineering
7 3,643 (11.05%) Web Development
8 3,578 (10.85%) Front End Development
9 3,223 (9.77%) DevOps
10 3,048 (9.24%) OO
11 2,767 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
12 2,731 (8.28%) Computer Science
13 2,344 (7.11%) BDD
14 2,294 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
15 2,084 (6.32%) Fintech
16 2,033 (6.16%) Unit Testing
17 1,968 (5.97%) Test Automation
18 1,960 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
19 1,896 (5.75%) E-Commerce
20 1,835 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14,663 (44.46%) JavaScript
2 12,729 (38.59%) C#
3 9,354 (28.36%) SQL
4 8,240 (24.98%) Java
5 3,993 (12.11%) Python
6 3,753 (11.38%) PHP
7 2,094 (6.35%) TypeScript
8 1,883 (5.71%) T-SQL
9 1,533 (4.65%) C++
10 1,374 (4.17%) Java 8
11 1,030 (3.12%) ES6
12 833 (2.53%) VB.NET
13 782 (2.37%) Ruby
14 726 (2.20%) Scala
15 649 (1.97%) C
16 646 (1.96%) Kotlin
17 500 (1.52%) R
18 494 (1.50%) PL/SQL
19 464 (1.41%) Apple Swift
20 448 (1.36%) Go
Qualifications
1 3,402 (10.31%) Degree
2 1,339 (4.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 562 (1.70%) Security Cleared
4 298 (0.90%) SC Cleared
5 166 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 148 (0.45%) DV Cleared
7 103 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
8 97 (0.29%) Master's Degree
9 48 (0.15%) HND
10 41 (0.12%) PhD
11 36 (0.11%) AWS Certification
12 33 (0.10%) Postgraduate
13 31 (0.094%) DBS Check
14 26 (0.079%) MCP
14 26 (0.079%) MCSD
15 20 (0.061%) Oracle Certification
16 18 (0.055%) MCAD
16 18 (0.055%) MCPD
17 16 (0.049%) MCTS
18 15 (0.045%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,019 (3.09%) QA
2 139 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 121 (0.37%) GDPR
4 43 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 43 (0.13%) SLA
5 39 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (0.12%) WCAG
6 29 (0.088%) DICOM
7 16 (0.049%) WAI
8 15 (0.045%) PMO
9 11 (0.033%) MiFID
10 10 (0.030%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.024%) EMIR
11 8 (0.024%) PA-DSS
11 8 (0.024%) Solvency II
12 7 (0.021%) PSD2
12 7 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.018%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.009%) GxP
14 3 (0.009%) SEPA
System Software
1 2,914 (8.84%) Docker
2 71 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 51 (0.15%) Firmware
4 42 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (0.073%) Varnish
6 23 (0.070%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (0.067%) vCloud
8 17 (0.052%) HDFS
9 16 (0.049%) LXC
10 14 (0.042%) Postfix
11 13 (0.039%) vSphere
12 11 (0.033%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 10 (0.030%) Job Entry Subsystem
14 7 (0.021%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.012%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.012%) Hyper-V
16 3 (0.009%) KVM
17 2 (0.006%) Cronacle
17 2 (0.006%) OpenIDM
17 2 (0.006%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,555 (4.71%) Kubernetes
2 373 (1.13%) Terraform
3 287 (0.87%) Ansible
4 169 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 162 (0.49%) Puppet
6 108 (0.33%) Kibana
7 55 (0.17%) Grafana
8 41 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
9 35 (0.11%) Mesos
10 31 (0.094%) Docker Swarm
11 30 (0.091%) logstash
12 29 (0.088%) Prometheus
13 27 (0.082%) SQL Sentry
14 26 (0.079%) Rancher
15 25 (0.076%) Control-M
16 20 (0.061%) vCenter Server
17 17 (0.052%) BMC PATROL
17 17 (0.052%) Istio
17 17 (0.052%) Marathon
18 16 (0.049%) MIIS
Vendors
1 4,113 (12.47%) Microsoft
2 1,652 (5.01%) Oracle
3 802 (2.43%) Google
4 582 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
5 503 (1.53%) Tableau
6 461 (1.40%) SAP
7 396 (1.20%) Xamarin
8 319 (0.97%) Zend
9 305 (0.92%) Adobe
10 234 (0.71%) IBM
11 225 (0.68%) Sitecore
12 198 (0.60%) Atlassian
13 159 (0.48%) ServiceNow
14 153 (0.46%) Apple
15 149 (0.45%) MuleSoft
16 129 (0.39%) Sage
17 122 (0.37%) Facebook
17 122 (0.37%) Informatica
18 114 (0.35%) TIBCO
19 98 (0.30%) Sybase