Period
to 25 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 49,615 49,761 55,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.48% 31.24% 29.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.62% 32.38% 30.68%
Number of salaries quoted 43,528 44,604 51,240
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 156,889 153,668 182,439
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 128,408 128,159 154,822
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 -1 20,368 £60,000 +4.35% 3,377
South East 0 10,128 £45,000 +5.88% 1,390
North of England -1 7,794 £41,250 +3.13% 1,510
Midlands 0 4,278 £40,000 - 906
North West -1 4,176 £42,500 +6.25% 861
East of England 0 3,500 £47,500 +11.76% 578
South West 0 3,467 £41,500 +3.75% 586
Yorkshire -1 3,042 £41,250 +3.13% 508
West Midlands 0 2,549 £40,000 +3.90% 500
East Midlands 0 1,726 £40,000 - 401
North East 0 578 £40,000 +7.93% 141
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 22,892 (46.14%) JavaScript
2 21,590 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
3 20,307 (40.93%) C#
4 18,940 (38.17%) .NET
5 17,630 (35.53%) HTML
6 16,294 (32.84%) CSS
7 15,731 (31.71%) SQL
8 13,512 (27.23%) SQL Server
9 13,348 (26.90%) MVC
10 13,276 (26.76%) Java
11 11,639 (23.46%) AngularJS
12 11,322 (22.82%) ASP.NET
13 10,546 (21.26%) TDD
14 9,242 (18.63%) Finance
15 7,879 (15.88%) Git (software)
16 7,691 (15.50%) jQuery
17 7,292 (14.70%) Microsoft
18 6,922 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
19 6,711 (13.53%) Web Development
20 6,695 (13.49%) HTML5
21 6,467 (13.03%) Scrum
22 6,222 (12.54%) PHP
23 5,984 (12.06%) OO
24 5,877 (11.85%) React
25 5,853 (11.80%) Degree
26 5,680 (11.45%) Software Engineering
26 5,680 (11.45%) RESTful
27 5,518 (11.12%) Node.js
28 5,509 (11.10%) Web Services
29 5,329 (10.74%) Front End Development

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 1,876 (3.78%) CMS
2 1,192 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
3 1,157 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1,087 (2.19%) Apache
5 978 (1.97%) WordPress
6 851 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 706 (1.42%) Umbraco
8 659 (1.33%) IIS
9 616 (1.24%) Drupal
10 553 (1.11%) JBoss
11 542 (1.09%) Apache Spark
12 513 (1.03%) Confluence
13 345 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
14 327 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 318 (0.64%) nginx
16 317 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
17 315 (0.63%) WebSphere
18 290 (0.58%) EPiServer
19 276 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
20 221 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 713 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 519 (1.05%) Photoshop
3 227 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
4 224 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 118 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 95 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 76 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 66 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 61 (0.12%) MS Visio
10 46 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
11 38 (0.077%) GIMP
12 24 (0.048%) Microsoft Project
13 21 (0.042%) InDesign
14 20 (0.040%) InVision
15 16 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
16 15 (0.030%) Fireworks
17 13 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
18 11 (0.022%) Weka
19 10 (0.020%) Acrobat
19 10 (0.020%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 620 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 502 (1.01%) Magento
3 194 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 186 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 154 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
6 126 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
7 91 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 80 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 72 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
10 63 (0.13%) Markit EDM
11 60 (0.12%) Elite 3E
11 60 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
12 50 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 43 (0.087%) Cognos TM1
13 43 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
14 40 (0.081%) Shopify
15 39 (0.079%) Eloqua
16 36 (0.073%) Oracle Financials
17 35 (0.071%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 35 (0.071%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4,493 (9.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,118 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1,118 (2.25%) SaaS
4 1,112 (2.24%) GitHub
5 671 (1.35%) npm
6 479 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 363 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 344 (0.69%) Office 365
9 339 (0.68%) Serverless
10 323 (0.65%) PaaS
11 286 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
12 272 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
13 264 (0.53%) Amazon S3
14 196 (0.40%) IaaS
15 171 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
16 151 (0.30%) Google Play
17 123 (0.25%) Heroku
18 118 (0.24%) Google Analytics
19 116 (0.23%) Slack
20 111 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 902 (1.82%) Internet
2 646 (1.30%) HTTP
3 255 (0.51%) SMS
4 238 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 230 (0.46%) Intranet
6 172 (0.35%) Broadband
7 142 (0.29%) Wireless
8 101 (0.20%) SSL
9 93 (0.19%) DNS
10 86 (0.17%) Hyperconnected
10 86 (0.17%) SSH
11 76 (0.15%) Skype
12 49 (0.099%) FTP
13 45 (0.091%) Bluetooth
14 42 (0.085%) AMQP
14 42 (0.085%) Firewall
15 40 (0.081%) HTTPS
15 40 (0.081%) Network Security
16 38 (0.077%) Extranet
17 34 (0.069%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13,512 (27.23%) SQL Server
2 4,892 (9.86%) MySQL
3 3,737 (7.53%) NoSQL
4 2,716 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2,647 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2,451 (4.94%) SQL Server 2016
7 2,368 (4.77%) MongoDB
8 2,146 (4.33%) Relational Database
9 1,910 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
10 1,760 (3.55%) Big Data
11 1,582 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1,539 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
13 971 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
14 928 (1.87%) Power BI
15 920 (1.85%) Blockchain
16 767 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
17 766 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
18 698 (1.41%) Hadoop
19 692 (1.39%) Redis
20 634 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7,879 (15.88%) Git (software)
2 2,456 (4.95%) Visual Studio
3 2,096 (4.22%) Jenkins
4 1,792 (3.61%) JIRA
5 1,750 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 1,599 (3.22%) Subversion
7 1,504 (3.03%) Maven
8 1,243 (2.51%) Selenium
9 1,203 (2.42%) gulp
10 1,184 (2.39%) NUnit
11 1,139 (2.30%) JUnit
12 1,043 (2.10%) webpack
13 858 (1.73%) TeamCity
14 812 (1.64%) Grunt
15 720 (1.45%) Cucumber
16 649 (1.31%) Gradle
17 566 (1.14%) Jasmine
18 512 (1.03%) Bitbucket
19 458 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
20 453 (0.91%) Moq
General
1 9,242 (18.63%) Finance
2 2,812 (5.67%) Banking
3 2,370 (4.78%) Retail
4 2,017 (4.07%) Advertising
4 2,017 (4.07%) Marketing
5 1,805 (3.64%) Games
6 1,087 (2.19%) Front Office
7 1,022 (2.06%) Investment Banking
8 909 (1.83%) Telecoms
9 587 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 534 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 490 (0.99%) Law
12 463 (0.93%) Legal
13 441 (0.89%) Electronics
14 313 (0.63%) Back Office
15 272 (0.55%) Automotive
16 266 (0.54%) Publishing
17 169 (0.34%) Music Industry
18 124 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 124 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18,940 (38.17%) .NET
2 17,630 (35.53%) HTML
3 16,294 (32.84%) CSS
4 11,639 (23.46%) AngularJS
5 11,322 (22.82%) ASP.NET
6 7,691 (15.50%) jQuery
7 6,922 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6,695 (13.49%) HTML5
9 5,877 (11.85%) React
10 5,680 (11.45%) RESTful
11 5,518 (11.12%) Node.js
12 5,509 (11.10%) Web Services
13 4,877 (9.83%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4,789 (9.65%) .NET Framework
15 4,284 (8.63%) Spring
16 4,091 (8.25%) CSS3
17 3,808 (7.68%) WCF
18 3,806 (7.67%) REST
19 3,262 (6.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 3,203 (6.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4,217 (8.50%) Greenfield Project
2 4,099 (8.26%) Computer Science
3 3,450 (6.95%) User Experience
4 2,543 (5.13%) Fintech
5 2,140 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 2,057 (4.15%) Mobile App
7 1,528 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
8 1,325 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
9 957 (1.93%) Algorithms
10 651 (1.31%) Data Structures
11 556 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 546 (1.10%) Hedge funds
13 516 (1.04%) Equities
14 422 (0.85%) Fixed Income
15 416 (0.84%) Management Information System
16 399 (0.80%) Derivative
17 397 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
18 283 (0.57%) Social Media
19 281 (0.57%) Client/Server
20 239 (0.48%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 4,390 (8.85%) Linux
2 2,592 (5.22%) Windows
3 1,902 (3.83%) Android
4 1,602 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1,250 (2.52%) Unix
6 268 (0.54%) Windows Server
7 139 (0.28%) Mac OS
8 128 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 122 (0.25%) CentOS
10 110 (0.22%) Debian
11 89 (0.18%) AIX
12 77 (0.16%) VMS
13 52 (0.10%) Solaris
14 51 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 48 (0.097%) Mac OS X
16 47 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
17 46 (0.093%) Windows 10
18 43 (0.087%) Windows 7
19 40 (0.081%) Windows Phone
20 33 (0.067%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21,590 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
2 13,348 (26.90%) MVC
3 10,546 (21.26%) TDD
4 6,711 (13.53%) Web Development
5 6,467 (13.03%) Scrum
6 5,984 (12.06%) OO
7 5,680 (11.45%) Software Engineering
8 5,329 (10.74%) Front End Development
9 4,963 (10.00%) BDD
10 4,437 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
11 4,431 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
12 3,489 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
13 3,470 (6.99%) Microservices
14 3,440 (6.93%) Test Automation
15 3,413 (6.88%) Unit Testing
16 3,123 (6.29%) SDLC
17 3,087 (6.22%) Web Application Development
18 2,912 (5.87%) OOP
19 2,858 (5.76%) E-Commerce
20 2,838 (5.72%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22,892 (46.14%) JavaScript
2 20,307 (40.93%) C#
3 15,731 (31.71%) SQL
4 13,276 (26.76%) Java
5 6,222 (12.54%) PHP
6 4,572 (9.21%) Python
7 3,455 (6.96%) T-SQL
8 2,843 (5.73%) C++
9 2,534 (5.11%) Ruby
10 2,013 (4.06%) Java 8
11 1,660 (3.35%) TypeScript
12 1,527 (3.08%) Scala
13 1,456 (2.93%) VB.NET
14 1,253 (2.53%) C
15 1,181 (2.38%) ES6
16 955 (1.92%) PL/SQL
17 772 (1.56%) PowerShell
18 763 (1.54%) VB
19 649 (1.31%) Objective-C
20 607 (1.22%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 5,853 (11.80%) Degree
2 1,902 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 557 (1.12%) Security Cleared
4 454 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 333 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 279 (0.56%) PhD
7 237 (0.48%) Master's Degree
8 169 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
9 105 (0.21%) MCPD
10 81 (0.16%) MCP
11 78 (0.16%) DV Cleared
12 76 (0.15%) MCSD
13 62 (0.12%) MCTS
14 56 (0.11%) Sun Certification
15 52 (0.10%) MCAD
16 47 (0.095%) MCSE
16 47 (0.095%) SAFe Agilist
17 44 (0.089%) ISEB
18 40 (0.081%) HND
19 36 (0.073%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,683 (3.39%) QA
2 198 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 118 (0.24%) SLA
4 102 (0.21%) GCP
4 102 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 73 (0.15%) GDPR
6 51 (0.10%) MiFID
7 37 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 32 (0.064%) ISO 9001
9 31 (0.062%) PMO
10 20 (0.040%) Disclosure Scotland
11 18 (0.036%) WCAG
12 13 (0.026%) WAI
13 10 (0.020%) EMIR
14 9 (0.018%) GAMP
14 9 (0.018%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.014%) HL7
16 6 (0.012%) Cyber Essentials
16 6 (0.012%) HAZOP
16 6 (0.012%) SEPA
System Software
1 2,440 (4.92%) Docker
2 209 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 113 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 73 (0.15%) HDFS
5 56 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 43 (0.087%) Firmware
7 23 (0.046%) Hyper-V
8 22 (0.044%) VirtualBox
9 19 (0.038%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 19 (0.038%) vSphere
10 17 (0.034%) Apache Flume
11 15 (0.030%) LXC
12 13 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.026%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (0.022%) GridGain
14 9 (0.018%) Varnish
15 7 (0.014%) Samba
15 7 (0.014%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.012%) Squid
17 5 (0.010%) KVM
Systems Management
1 588 (1.19%) Kubernetes
2 549 (1.11%) Ansible
3 383 (0.77%) Puppet
4 333 (0.67%) Terraform
5 326 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 200 (0.40%) Kibana
7 87 (0.18%) HockeyApp
8 80 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 79 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
10 75 (0.15%) WSUS
11 71 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 56 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
13 33 (0.067%) logstash
13 33 (0.067%) Salt
14 27 (0.054%) Hadoop YARN
15 26 (0.052%) Graphite
16 25 (0.050%) Ambari
16 25 (0.050%) HAProxy
17 24 (0.048%) Capistrano
17 24 (0.048%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 7,292 (14.70%) Microsoft
2 3,181 (6.41%) Oracle
3 1,721 (3.47%) Google
4 809 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
5 720 (1.45%) SAP
6 680 (1.37%) Xamarin
7 636 (1.28%) Zend
8 581 (1.17%) Tableau
9 559 (1.13%) Capita
10 536 (1.08%) Adobe
11 506 (1.02%) Facebook
12 484 (0.98%) Twitter
13 469 (0.95%) Sitecore
14 330 (0.67%) Apple
15 270 (0.54%) Atlassian
16 257 (0.52%) IBM
17 216 (0.44%) Sybase
18 183 (0.37%) TIBCO
19 176 (0.35%) Cognos
20 164 (0.33%) WorldPay