Period
to 22 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 35,003 44,742 51,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.02% 29.51% 30.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.30% 30.76% 31.93%
Number of salaries quoted 30,372 39,085 44,819
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 119,454 145,475 162,079
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 95.95% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 96,544 118,205 131,086
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 15,315 £65,000 +4.00% 2,751
South East 0 7,267 £47,500 +5.56% 1,203
North of England 0 5,045 £45,000 +5.88% 1,475
North West 0 3,122 £45,000 +3.45% 841
Midlands 0 3,018 £42,500 +3.66% 875
South West 0 2,679 £45,000 +12.50% 660
West Midlands +1 1,699 £42,500 +6.25% 501
Yorkshire 0 1,691 £42,500 - 472
East of England -1 1,662 £50,000 +9.89% 540
East Midlands 0 1,309 £42,500 +1.19% 374
North East -1 235 £40,000 - 162
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 15,200 (43.42%) JavaScript
2 14,373 (41.06%) Agile Software Development
3 13,493 (38.55%) C#
4 12,307 (35.16%) .NET
5 10,214 (29.18%) SQL
6 9,992 (28.55%) HTML
7 9,473 (27.06%) CSS
8 8,775 (25.07%) Java
9 7,963 (22.75%) SQL Server
10 7,041 (20.12%) AngularJS
11 6,888 (19.68%) MVC
12 6,215 (17.76%) ASP.NET
13 6,113 (17.46%) Finance
14 5,738 (16.39%) TDD
15 5,432 (15.52%) Azure
16 5,220 (14.91%) React
17 5,121 (14.63%) Git (software)
18 4,540 (12.97%) Microsoft
19 4,493 (12.84%) AWS
20 4,216 (12.04%) Microservices
21 4,200 (12.00%) Python
22 4,159 (11.88%) Scrum
23 4,005 (11.44%) PHP
24 3,940 (11.26%) Software Engineering
25 3,906 (11.16%) Web Development
26 3,773 (10.78%) jQuery
27 3,710 (10.60%) Degree
28 3,695 (10.56%) Front End Development
29 3,672 (10.49%) Web Services
30 3,480 (9.94%) Node.js

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
1 852 (2.43%) CMS
2 768 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
3 671 (1.92%) WordPress
4 532 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 484 (1.38%) Confluence
6 442 (1.26%) Apache Spark
7 420 (1.20%) Apache
8 376 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 366 (1.05%) IIS
10 302 (0.86%) Umbraco
11 276 (0.79%) Drupal
12 209 (0.60%) nginx
13 155 (0.44%) JBoss
14 140 (0.40%) WebSphere
15 135 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
16 124 (0.35%) EPiServer
17 108 (0.31%) Apache Solr
18 104 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
18 104 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 93 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 437 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 247 (0.71%) Photoshop
3 161 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
4 116 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 64 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 62 (0.18%) Sketch
7 53 (0.15%) Adobe XD
8 45 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 36 (0.10%) Chatbot
10 30 (0.086%) MS Visio
11 29 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
12 21 (0.060%) HipChat
13 20 (0.057%) Zeplin
14 16 (0.046%) InVision
15 15 (0.043%) S-PLUS
16 11 (0.031%) InfoPath
17 10 (0.029%) Fireworks
17 10 (0.029%) GIMP
17 10 (0.029%) InDesign
17 10 (0.029%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 392 (1.12%) Magento
2 381 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 94 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
4 93 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 71 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 71 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 61 (0.17%) Shopify
7 57 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 39 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
9 38 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 34 (0.097%) SAP Hybris
11 30 (0.086%) Markit EDM
12 27 (0.077%) Distributed Ledger
12 27 (0.077%) SAP ERP
13 24 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
14 23 (0.066%) thinkFolio
15 22 (0.063%) Front Arena
16 21 (0.060%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 21 (0.060%) R3 Corda
17 20 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5,432 (15.52%) Azure
2 4,493 (12.84%) AWS
3 1,264 (3.61%) Power Platform
4 1,221 (3.49%) SaaS
5 937 (2.68%) Serverless
6 865 (2.47%) GitHub
7 841 (2.40%) GCP
8 526 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
9 454 (1.30%) npm
10 432 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
11 403 (1.15%) Amazon S3
12 313 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
13 297 (0.85%) PaaS
14 248 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
15 205 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
16 180 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
17 177 (0.51%) Office 365
18 165 (0.47%) OpenShift
19 153 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
20 136 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 475 (1.36%) Internet
2 417 (1.19%) HTTP
3 112 (0.32%) TCP/IP
4 83 (0.24%) Intranet
5 72 (0.21%) Broadband
6 50 (0.14%) HTTPS
6 50 (0.14%) SSH
7 42 (0.12%) SSL
8 40 (0.11%) Extranet
9 35 (0.100%) AMQP
9 35 (0.100%) FTP
9 35 (0.100%) Network Security
10 34 (0.097%) DNS
10 34 (0.097%) Wireless
11 32 (0.091%) Bluetooth
12 23 (0.066%) Skype
13 20 (0.057%) X.509
14 19 (0.054%) Firewall
14 19 (0.054%) SMS
14 19 (0.054%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7,963 (22.75%) SQL Server
2 3,161 (9.03%) MySQL
3 1,852 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,728 (4.94%) NoSQL
5 1,620 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1,419 (4.05%) Relational Database
7 1,412 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
8 1,370 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
9 1,197 (3.42%) Power BI
10 1,188 (3.39%) MongoDB
11 1,074 (3.07%) Big Data
12 927 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 838 (2.39%) SQL Server 2016
14 492 (1.41%) Redis
15 395 (1.13%) Hadoop
16 358 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
17 345 (0.99%) RDBMS
18 336 (0.96%) Oracle Database
19 297 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
20 291 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5,121 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 1,666 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1,415 (4.04%) JIRA
4 1,375 (3.93%) Visual Studio
5 910 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 867 (2.48%) webpack
7 808 (2.31%) Maven
8 728 (2.08%) Selenium
9 660 (1.89%) Subversion
10 643 (1.84%) JUnit
11 552 (1.58%) Bitbucket
12 504 (1.44%) gulp
13 489 (1.40%) TeamCity
14 438 (1.25%) Cucumber
15 435 (1.24%) NUnit
16 385 (1.10%) Grunt
17 335 (0.96%) Jasmine
18 332 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
19 313 (0.89%) Gradle
20 273 (0.78%) Eclipse
General
1 6,113 (17.46%) Finance
2 1,655 (4.73%) Banking
3 1,568 (4.48%) Retail
4 1,366 (3.90%) Marketing
5 1,000 (2.86%) Games
6 997 (2.85%) Front Office
7 577 (1.65%) Public Sector
8 457 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 453 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 411 (1.17%) Investment Banking
11 380 (1.09%) Law
12 365 (1.04%) Advertising
13 257 (0.73%) Electronics
14 246 (0.70%) Legal
15 217 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 212 (0.61%) Back Office
17 201 (0.57%) Automotive
18 134 (0.38%) Publishing
19 76 (0.22%) Aerospace
19 76 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12,307 (35.16%) .NET
2 9,992 (28.55%) HTML
3 9,473 (27.06%) CSS
4 7,041 (20.12%) AngularJS
5 6,215 (17.76%) ASP.NET
6 5,220 (14.91%) React
7 3,773 (10.78%) jQuery
8 3,672 (10.49%) Web Services
9 3,480 (9.94%) Node.js
10 3,274 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3,186 (9.10%) HTML5
12 3,094 (8.84%) REST
13 3,017 (8.62%) Spring
14 2,866 (8.19%) RESTful
15 2,763 (7.89%) .NET Framework
16 2,716 (7.76%) ASP.NET Web API
17 2,630 (7.51%) .NET Core
18 1,913 (5.47%) CSS3
19 1,876 (5.36%) Vue.js
20 1,773 (5.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2,980 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
2 2,336 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1,690 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 1,478 (4.22%) Mobile App
5 965 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
6 722 (2.06%) Algorithms
7 663 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 591 (1.69%) Fixed Income
9 562 (1.61%) Data Structures
10 510 (1.46%) Hedge funds
11 500 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 455 (1.30%) Derivative
13 439 (1.25%) Equities
14 237 (0.68%) Management Information System
15 193 (0.55%) Cloud Native
16 192 (0.55%) Virtual Team
17 184 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
18 171 (0.49%) Social Media
19 167 (0.48%) iPad
20 138 (0.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,458 (7.02%) Linux
2 1,454 (4.15%) Android
3 1,404 (4.01%) Windows
4 1,259 (3.60%) Apple iOS
5 736 (2.10%) Unix
6 174 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 109 (0.31%) CentOS
8 94 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 83 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 57 (0.16%) Debian
11 49 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 42 (0.12%) Windows 10
13 38 (0.11%) AIX
14 37 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 25 (0.071%) Mac OS X
16 23 (0.066%) Windows 7
17 20 (0.057%) MVS
18 18 (0.051%) Embedded Linux
19 17 (0.049%) tvOS
20 15 (0.043%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14,373 (41.06%) Agile Software Development
2 6,888 (19.68%) MVC
3 5,738 (16.39%) TDD
4 4,216 (12.04%) Microservices
5 4,159 (11.88%) Scrum
6 3,940 (11.26%) Software Engineering
7 3,906 (11.16%) Web Development
8 3,695 (10.56%) Front End Development
9 3,438 (9.82%) DevOps
10 3,174 (9.07%) OO
11 2,992 (8.55%) Computer Science
11 2,992 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
12 2,483 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
13 2,467 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
14 2,405 (6.87%) BDD
15 2,213 (6.32%) Unit Testing
16 2,149 (6.14%) Fintech
17 2,130 (6.09%) Test Automation
18 2,062 (5.89%) SDLC
19 2,056 (5.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15,200 (43.42%) JavaScript
2 13,493 (38.55%) C#
3 10,214 (29.18%) SQL
4 8,775 (25.07%) Java
5 4,200 (12.00%) Python
6 4,005 (11.44%) PHP
7 2,159 (6.17%) T-SQL
8 1,898 (5.42%) TypeScript
9 1,611 (4.60%) C++
10 1,457 (4.16%) Java 8
11 1,092 (3.12%) ES6
12 924 (2.64%) VB.NET
13 880 (2.51%) Ruby
14 810 (2.31%) Scala
15 683 (1.95%) Kotlin
16 658 (1.88%) C
17 528 (1.51%) R
18 518 (1.48%) PL/SQL
19 464 (1.33%) Objective-C
20 458 (1.31%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 3,710 (10.60%) Degree
2 1,493 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 551 (1.57%) Security Cleared
4 286 (0.82%) SC Cleared
5 177 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 170 (0.49%) DV Cleared
7 122 (0.35%) Master's Degree
8 89 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
9 56 (0.16%) HND
10 47 (0.13%) PhD
11 35 (0.100%) Postgraduate
12 34 (0.097%) MCP
13 33 (0.094%) DBS Check
14 29 (0.083%) AWS Certification
15 26 (0.074%) MCSD
16 23 (0.066%) MCSE
17 21 (0.060%) ISEB
18 20 (0.057%) ISTQB
18 20 (0.057%) MCTS
19 19 (0.054%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,087 (3.11%) QA
2 171 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 114 (0.33%) GDPR
4 43 (0.12%) SLA
5 39 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 35 (0.100%) WCAG
7 33 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 30 (0.086%) WAI
9 28 (0.080%) DICOM
10 18 (0.051%) PMO
11 15 (0.043%) ISO 9001
12 11 (0.031%) MiFID
13 10 (0.029%) Solvency II
14 9 (0.026%) EMIR
15 8 (0.023%) PA-DSS
15 8 (0.023%) PSD2
16 7 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 6 (0.017%) Cyber Essentials
17 6 (0.017%) Dodd-Frank
17 6 (0.017%) TickIT
System Software
1 3,159 (9.02%) Docker
2 94 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 49 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
4 48 (0.14%) Firmware
5 33 (0.094%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (0.086%) Varnish
7 22 (0.063%) vCloud
8 18 (0.051%) HDFS
9 16 (0.046%) vSphere
10 14 (0.040%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 13 (0.037%) Apache Flume
12 11 (0.031%) Hyper-V
12 11 (0.031%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 11 (0.031%) LXC
13 10 (0.029%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.014%) Cronacle
15 4 (0.011%) Postfix
15 4 (0.011%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.011%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.009%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,613 (4.61%) Kubernetes
2 385 (1.10%) Terraform
3 326 (0.93%) Ansible
4 198 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 190 (0.54%) Puppet
6 113 (0.32%) Kibana
7 53 (0.15%) SQL Sentry
8 51 (0.15%) Grafana
9 44 (0.13%) Mesos
10 40 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
11 37 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
12 36 (0.10%) logstash
13 35 (0.100%) Rancher
14 34 (0.097%) Marathon
15 31 (0.089%) Prometheus
16 27 (0.077%) Control-M
17 23 (0.066%) Hadoop YARN
17 23 (0.066%) Istio
18 21 (0.060%) vCenter Server
19 20 (0.057%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 4,540 (12.97%) Microsoft
2 1,853 (5.29%) Oracle
3 947 (2.71%) Google
4 583 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
5 581 (1.66%) Tableau
6 542 (1.55%) SAP
7 425 (1.21%) Xamarin
8 355 (1.01%) Zend
9 315 (0.90%) Adobe
10 250 (0.71%) IBM
11 216 (0.62%) Atlassian
12 207 (0.59%) Sitecore
13 164 (0.47%) Apple
14 144 (0.41%) Facebook
15 141 (0.40%) ServiceNow
16 138 (0.39%) MuleSoft
17 133 (0.38%) Informatica
18 118 (0.34%) TIBCO
19 114 (0.33%) Sybase
20 110 (0.31%) Red Hat