Period
to 7 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 30,333 39,013 51,569
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 28.52% 28.21% 30.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.92% 29.38% 32.00%
Number of salaries quoted 28,467 36,045 48,348
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 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 101,379 132,781 161,130
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 96.00% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 81,955 106,987 132,967
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £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 proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in England

Developer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in England.

Salary trend for Developer in England

Developer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in England over the 6 months to 7 April 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 7 April 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 13,383 £67,500 +3.85% 1,809
South East 0 6,295 £50,000 +5.26% 800
North of England 0 4,508 £45,000 +5.88% 1,032
North West +1 2,575 £45,000 +2.27% 559
Midlands +1 2,475 £43,000 +7.50% 548
South West 0 2,248 £44,500 +4.71% 406
Yorkshire 0 1,626 £45,000 +5.88% 331
East of England 0 1,379 £48,625 -2.75% 330
West Midlands -1 1,357 £45,000 +5.88% 307
East Midlands 0 1,110 £42,500 +6.25% 241
North East 0 308 £42,500 +3.66% 142
South Coast - 1 - -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 7 April 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 13,772 (45.40%) JavaScript
2 12,335 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11,550 (38.08%) C#
4 10,726 (35.36%) .NET
5 8,571 (28.26%) HTML
6 8,383 (27.64%) SQL
7 8,150 (26.87%) CSS
8 7,404 (24.41%) Java
9 6,936 (22.87%) AngularJS
10 6,530 (21.53%) SQL Server
11 5,847 (19.28%) MVC
12 5,621 (18.53%) React
13 5,423 (17.88%) Azure
14 5,355 (17.65%) TDD
15 5,287 (17.43%) Finance
16 5,203 (17.15%) ASP.NET
17 4,468 (14.73%) Git (software)
18 4,295 (14.16%) AWS
19 3,882 (12.80%) Microservices
20 3,848 (12.69%) Scrum
21 3,672 (12.11%) Microsoft
22 3,637 (11.99%) Node.js
23 3,576 (11.79%) Software Engineering
24 3,546 (11.69%) Python
25 3,502 (11.55%) PHP
26 3,466 (11.43%) Front End Development
27 3,303 (10.89%) Web Development
28 3,259 (10.74%) .NET Core
29 3,187 (10.51%) Web Services
30 3,182 (10.49%) DevOps

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
1 891 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
2 778 (2.56%) CMS
3 456 (1.50%) WordPress
4 439 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 376 (1.24%) Apache
6 314 (1.04%) Apache Spark
7 307 (1.01%) Confluence
8 306 (1.01%) IIS
9 283 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 219 (0.72%) Umbraco
11 179 (0.59%) Drupal
12 151 (0.50%) nginx
13 148 (0.49%) EPiServer
14 146 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
15 92 (0.30%) WebSphere
16 80 (0.26%) JBoss
17 74 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 60 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 59 (0.19%) Kentico
20 58 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 351 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 182 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 151 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 91 (0.30%) Sketch
5 80 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 69 (0.23%) Chatbot
7 46 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 39 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 35 (0.12%) Zeplin
10 34 (0.11%) Adobe XD
11 28 (0.092%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 26 (0.086%) InVision
13 20 (0.066%) HipChat
13 20 (0.066%) MS Visio
14 17 (0.056%) InfoPath
15 15 (0.049%) LibreOffice
16 9 (0.030%) Figma
16 9 (0.030%) Fireworks
16 9 (0.030%) InDesign
17 7 (0.023%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 406 (1.34%) Magento
2 300 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 101 (0.33%) Shopify
4 91 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 63 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 53 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 42 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 33 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 24 (0.079%) Distributed Ledger
10 23 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
11 20 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
12 19 (0.063%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 17 (0.056%) R3 Corda
13 17 (0.056%) SAP EHS
13 17 (0.056%) Unit4 Business World
14 16 (0.053%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 15 (0.049%) SAP Hybris
15 15 (0.049%) SAP S/4HANA
16 12 (0.040%) OpenCart
16 12 (0.040%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5,423 (17.88%) Azure
2 4,295 (14.16%) AWS
3 1,188 (3.92%) SaaS
4 875 (2.88%) Power Platform
5 780 (2.57%) GCP
6 674 (2.22%) Serverless
7 639 (2.11%) GitHub
8 391 (1.29%) npm
9 367 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
10 302 (1.00%) PaaS
11 296 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
12 262 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
13 255 (0.84%) Amazon S3
14 213 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
15 172 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
16 163 (0.54%) Office 365
17 145 (0.48%) OpenShift
18 138 (0.45%) Amazon ECS
19 133 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
20 121 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 479 (1.58%) Internet
2 336 (1.11%) HTTP
3 124 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 102 (0.34%) Intranet
5 48 (0.16%) DNS
5 48 (0.16%) SSL
6 45 (0.15%) Broadband
7 42 (0.14%) Wireless
8 38 (0.13%) Network Security
9 36 (0.12%) FTP
10 34 (0.11%) Bluetooth
10 34 (0.11%) SSH
11 32 (0.11%) Firewall
12 28 (0.092%) Skype
12 28 (0.092%) Wi-Fi
13 27 (0.089%) Extranet
14 26 (0.086%) VoIP
15 25 (0.082%) MQTT
16 23 (0.076%) RFID
17 21 (0.069%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6,530 (21.53%) SQL Server
2 2,699 (8.90%) MySQL
3 1,368 (4.51%) NoSQL
4 1,309 (4.32%) MongoDB
5 1,303 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1,245 (4.10%) Relational Database
7 1,159 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 968 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
9 948 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
10 817 (2.69%) Power BI
11 734 (2.42%) Big Data
12 662 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 544 (1.79%) Redis
14 503 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
15 371 (1.22%) SQL Server 2019
16 310 (1.02%) Hadoop
17 299 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
18 282 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
19 268 (0.88%) RDBMS
20 247 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4,468 (14.73%) Git (software)
2 1,402 (4.62%) Jenkins
3 1,181 (3.89%) Visual Studio
4 1,056 (3.48%) JIRA
5 809 (2.67%) webpack
6 641 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 628 (2.07%) Maven
8 589 (1.94%) Selenium
9 547 (1.80%) gulp
10 497 (1.64%) JUnit
11 476 (1.57%) Subversion
12 437 (1.44%) TeamCity
13 387 (1.28%) Bitbucket
14 378 (1.25%) Grunt
15 370 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
16 347 (1.14%) NUnit
17 336 (1.11%) Cucumber
18 318 (1.05%) Jasmine
19 237 (0.78%) Eclipse
20 215 (0.71%) Gradle
General
1 5,287 (17.43%) Finance
2 1,341 (4.42%) Banking
3 1,319 (4.35%) Retail
4 1,016 (3.35%) Marketing
5 921 (3.04%) Front Office
6 870 (2.87%) Games
7 454 (1.50%) Public Sector
8 427 (1.41%) Law
9 383 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 316 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 316 (1.04%) Telecoms
11 278 (0.92%) Advertising
12 250 (0.82%) Legal
13 218 (0.72%) Back Office
14 213 (0.70%) Financial Institution
15 185 (0.61%) Automotive
16 154 (0.51%) Electronics
17 135 (0.45%) Publishing
18 93 (0.31%) Aerospace
19 68 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10,726 (35.36%) .NET
2 8,571 (28.26%) HTML
3 8,150 (26.87%) CSS
4 6,936 (22.87%) AngularJS
5 5,621 (18.53%) React
6 5,203 (17.15%) ASP.NET
7 3,637 (11.99%) Node.js
8 3,259 (10.74%) .NET Core
9 3,187 (10.51%) Web Services
10 3,002 (9.90%) jQuery
11 2,875 (9.48%) HTML5
12 2,799 (9.23%) .NET Framework
13 2,792 (9.20%) REST
14 2,722 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
15 2,518 (8.30%) Spring
16 2,490 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web API
17 2,423 (7.99%) RESTful
18 2,227 (7.34%) Vue.js
19 1,703 (5.61%) CSS3
20 1,618 (5.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2,609 (8.60%) Greenfield Project
2 2,292 (7.56%) User Experience
3 1,449 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1,430 (4.71%) Mobile App
5 786 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
6 607 (2.00%) Algorithms
7 597 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
8 550 (1.81%) Data Structures
9 522 (1.72%) Derivative
10 509 (1.68%) Hedge funds
11 484 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 476 (1.57%) Fixed Income
13 334 (1.10%) Equities
14 193 (0.64%) Cloud Native
15 183 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
16 173 (0.57%) Management Information System
17 154 (0.51%) Virtual Team
18 134 (0.44%) Public Cloud
19 127 (0.42%) Animation
20 122 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2,167 (7.14%) Linux
2 1,239 (4.08%) Windows
3 1,198 (3.95%) Android
4 1,104 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 556 (1.83%) Unix
6 119 (0.39%) Windows Server
7 101 (0.33%) CentOS
8 75 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 69 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 61 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 45 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (0.11%) tvOS
13 24 (0.079%) Debian
13 24 (0.079%) Oracle Linux
14 23 (0.076%) Embedded Linux
15 22 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (0.069%) VMS
16 21 (0.069%) Windows 10
16 21 (0.069%) Windows Server 2019
17 14 (0.046%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12,335 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5,847 (19.28%) MVC
3 5,355 (17.65%) TDD
4 3,882 (12.80%) Microservices
5 3,848 (12.69%) Scrum
6 3,576 (11.79%) Software Engineering
7 3,466 (11.43%) Front End Development
8 3,303 (10.89%) Web Development
9 3,182 (10.49%) DevOps
10 2,846 (9.38%) OO
11 2,536 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
12 2,401 (7.92%) BDD
13 2,220 (7.32%) Computer Science
14 2,177 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
15 2,109 (6.95%) Fintech
16 1,933 (6.37%) Test Automation
17 1,813 (5.98%) Unit Testing
18 1,653 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
19 1,649 (5.44%) OOP
20 1,604 (5.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13,772 (45.40%) JavaScript
2 11,550 (38.08%) C#
3 8,383 (27.64%) SQL
4 7,404 (24.41%) Java
5 3,546 (11.69%) Python
6 3,502 (11.55%) PHP
7 2,342 (7.72%) TypeScript
8 1,597 (5.26%) T-SQL
9 1,447 (4.77%) C++
10 1,216 (4.01%) Java 8
11 957 (3.15%) ES6
12 699 (2.30%) Ruby
13 680 (2.24%) VB.NET
14 661 (2.18%) C
15 655 (2.16%) Kotlin
16 602 (1.98%) Scala
17 439 (1.45%) PL/SQL
18 436 (1.44%) Apple Swift
19 423 (1.39%) Go
20 379 (1.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2,888 (9.52%) Degree
2 1,152 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 597 (1.97%) Security Cleared
4 342 (1.13%) SC Cleared
5 156 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 136 (0.45%) DV Cleared
7 105 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
8 103 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 43 (0.14%) PhD
10 39 (0.13%) HND
11 34 (0.11%) AWS Certification
12 31 (0.10%) DBS Check
13 29 (0.096%) MCSD
14 25 (0.082%) Postgraduate
15 18 (0.059%) Oracle Certification
16 17 (0.056%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.046%) CIW
18 13 (0.043%) MCAD
19 11 (0.036%) MCP
20 10 (0.033%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 993 (3.27%) QA
2 123 (0.41%) GDPR
3 101 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 54 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 52 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 39 (0.13%) WCAG
7 38 (0.13%) SLA
8 30 (0.099%) DICOM
9 16 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.046%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.040%) PMO
12 10 (0.033%) WAI
13 9 (0.030%) MiFID
14 8 (0.026%) Dodd-Frank
14 8 (0.026%) PA-DSS
14 8 (0.026%) PSD2
15 6 (0.020%) SEPA
16 5 (0.016%) GxP
16 5 (0.016%) Solvency II
17 4 (0.013%) EMIR
System Software
1 2,874 (9.47%) Docker
2 79 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 45 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 36 (0.12%) Firmware
5 28 (0.092%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (0.079%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 18 (0.059%) HDFS
8 16 (0.053%) LXC
8 16 (0.053%) Postfix
8 16 (0.053%) Varnish
9 14 (0.046%) vSphere
10 10 (0.033%) vCloud
11 4 (0.013%) GPFS
11 4 (0.013%) Lustre
11 4 (0.013%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.013%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 3 (0.010%) KVM
12 3 (0.010%) Squid
13 2 (0.007%) Cronacle
13 2 (0.007%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,633 (5.38%) Kubernetes
2 367 (1.21%) Terraform
3 257 (0.85%) Ansible
4 139 (0.46%) Puppet
5 125 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 101 (0.33%) Kibana
7 52 (0.17%) Grafana
8 47 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
9 28 (0.092%) logstash
10 23 (0.076%) Mesos
11 20 (0.066%) cPanel
12 19 (0.063%) MIIS
12 19 (0.063%) Prometheus
13 18 (0.059%) Docker Swarm
13 18 (0.059%) Istio
14 16 (0.053%) Control-M
15 13 (0.043%) Plesk
16 11 (0.036%) Rancher
17 10 (0.033%) Packer
17 10 (0.033%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3,672 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 1,447 (4.77%) Oracle
3 786 (2.59%) Google
4 436 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
5 390 (1.29%) Tableau
6 374 (1.23%) SAP
7 352 (1.16%) Xamarin
8 306 (1.01%) Zend
9 271 (0.89%) Adobe
10 203 (0.67%) Sitecore
11 190 (0.63%) Atlassian
12 185 (0.61%) IBM
13 166 (0.55%) ServiceNow
14 150 (0.49%) Apple
15 142 (0.47%) MuleSoft
16 127 (0.42%) Informatica
17 109 (0.36%) TIBCO
18 94 (0.31%) Talend
19 90 (0.30%) Facebook
20 86 (0.28%) Cognos