Period
to 22 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 13,630 34,845 45,676
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 30.31% 27.55% 29.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.93% 28.80% 30.98%
Number of salaries quoted 14,071 32,559 42,218
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 42,684 120,990 147,435
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.67% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 35,592 97,512 119,806
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -1 5,828 £70,000 +7.69% 1,579
South East 0 2,560 £52,500 +9.38% 600
North of England +1 2,343 £47,125 +4.72% 1,007
North West +1 1,316 £50,000 +11.11% 607
Midlands 0 1,142 £45,000 +5.88% 494
South West 0 1,095 £45,000 - 403
Yorkshire 0 749 £45,000 +5.88% 283
West Midlands -1 657 £45,250 +4.02% 285
East of England +1 487 £47,500 -5.00% 263
East Midlands 0 481 £42,500 - 209
North East +1 277 £43,500 +2.35% 117
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6,383 (46.83%) JavaScript
2 5,305 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
3 4,157 (30.50%) C#
4 4,058 (29.77%) .NET
5 3,912 (28.70%) HTML
6 3,747 (27.49%) CSS
7 3,563 (26.14%) SQL
8 3,223 (23.65%) Java
9 2,854 (20.94%) AngularJS
10 2,849 (20.90%) React
11 2,629 (19.29%) Azure
12 2,511 (18.42%) SQL Server
13 2,453 (18.00%) Finance
14 2,263 (16.60%) TDD
15 2,197 (16.12%) AWS
16 2,195 (16.10%) Git (software)
17 2,155 (15.81%) Python
18 2,062 (15.13%) MVC
19 2,036 (14.94%) DevOps
20 1,946 (14.28%) Microservices
21 1,783 (13.08%) ASP.NET
22 1,779 (13.05%) Node.js
23 1,679 (12.32%) Software Engineering
24 1,618 (11.87%) PHP
25 1,610 (11.81%) .NET Core
26 1,607 (11.79%) Microsoft
27 1,570 (11.52%) Docker
28 1,561 (11.45%) Front End Development
29 1,471 (10.79%) Web Services
30 1,455 (10.67%) Scrum

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
1 410 (3.01%) CMS
2 330 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
3 271 (1.99%) Apache
4 245 (1.80%) WordPress
5 225 (1.65%) Confluence
6 179 (1.31%) SharePoint
7 162 (1.19%) Apache Spark
8 119 (0.87%) IIS
9 106 (0.78%) NServiceBus
10 93 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 76 (0.56%) Umbraco
12 69 (0.51%) Drupal
13 64 (0.47%) nginx
14 63 (0.46%) WebSphere
15 53 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
16 39 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
16 39 (0.29%) EPiServer
17 36 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
18 34 (0.25%) Moodle
19 31 (0.23%) Joomla!
Applications
1 172 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (0.58%) Photoshop
3 44 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 37 (0.27%) Sketch
5 31 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 31 (0.23%) Figma
6 30 (0.22%) Zeplin
7 29 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 27 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 24 (0.18%) Adobe XD
9 24 (0.18%) Chatbot
10 13 (0.095%) MS Visio
11 8 (0.059%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 6 (0.044%) InVision
13 4 (0.029%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.029%) Inkscape
14 2 (0.015%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.007%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.007%) Maya
15 1 (0.007%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 226 (1.66%) Magento
2 198 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 67 (0.49%) Shopify
4 46 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
5 36 (0.26%) R3 Corda
6 34 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 27 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
8 22 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 21 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
10 20 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
11 15 (0.11%) NetSuite
12 14 (0.10%) Visualfiles
13 13 (0.095%) SAP HR
13 13 (0.095%) SAP PSCD
14 12 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
15 11 (0.081%) SAP BPC
16 10 (0.073%) Odoo
17 9 (0.066%) Maximo
18 8 (0.059%) Adobe Campaign
18 8 (0.059%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2,629 (19.29%) Azure
2 2,197 (16.12%) AWS
3 532 (3.90%) SaaS
4 505 (3.71%) Serverless
5 504 (3.70%) Power Platform
6 494 (3.62%) GCP
7 343 (2.52%) GitHub
8 337 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
9 215 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
10 214 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
11 183 (1.34%) npm
12 163 (1.20%) Amazon S3
13 122 (0.90%) PaaS
14 111 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
15 101 (0.74%) Office 365
16 82 (0.60%) IaaS
17 77 (0.56%) PowerApps
18 75 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
19 64 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
20 61 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 241 (1.77%) HTTP
2 148 (1.09%) Internet
3 134 (0.98%) Skype
4 50 (0.37%) TCP/IP
5 26 (0.19%) Intranet
6 25 (0.18%) FTP
7 23 (0.17%) Bluetooth
7 23 (0.17%) SSH
8 22 (0.16%) Network Security
9 21 (0.15%) Broadband
10 18 (0.13%) Firewall
11 17 (0.12%) DNS
12 16 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (0.10%) SSL
14 9 (0.066%) AMQP
14 9 (0.066%) RTP
15 8 (0.059%) WebEx
15 8 (0.059%) WEP
16 7 (0.051%) SNMP
16 7 (0.051%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,511 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 1,194 (8.76%) MySQL
3 855 (6.27%) NoSQL
4 764 (5.61%) MongoDB
5 570 (4.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 554 (4.06%) Relational Database
7 552 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
8 517 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 437 (3.21%) Power BI
10 435 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
11 362 (2.66%) Big Data
12 256 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 227 (1.67%) Redis
14 218 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 157 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
16 149 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
17 148 (1.09%) Hadoop
18 144 (1.06%) Tableau
19 133 (0.98%) Data Lake
20 128 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2,195 (16.10%) Git (software)
2 609 (4.47%) JIRA
3 547 (4.01%) Jenkins
4 363 (2.66%) Visual Studio
5 313 (2.30%) webpack
6 302 (2.22%) Selenium
7 290 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 251 (1.84%) JUnit
9 231 (1.69%) Maven
10 230 (1.69%) TeamCity
11 182 (1.34%) Bitbucket
12 160 (1.17%) NUnit
13 154 (1.13%) Subversion
14 145 (1.06%) gulp
14 145 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
15 134 (0.98%) Cucumber
16 132 (0.97%) Mockito
17 123 (0.90%) Jasmine
18 116 (0.85%) Grunt
19 104 (0.76%) GitLab
General
1 2,453 (18.00%) Finance
2 550 (4.04%) Front Office
3 549 (4.03%) Banking
4 466 (3.42%) Marketing
5 378 (2.77%) Retail
6 345 (2.53%) Public Sector
7 330 (2.42%) Games
8 205 (1.50%) Law
9 200 (1.47%) Investment Banking
10 167 (1.23%) Manufacturing
11 129 (0.95%) Telecoms
12 118 (0.87%) Advertising
13 101 (0.74%) Legal
14 89 (0.65%) Electronics
15 71 (0.52%) Back Office
15 71 (0.52%) Financial Institution
16 47 (0.34%) Automotive
16 47 (0.34%) Local Government
16 47 (0.34%) Publishing
17 23 (0.17%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,058 (29.77%) .NET
2 3,912 (28.70%) HTML
3 3,747 (27.49%) CSS
4 2,854 (20.94%) AngularJS
5 2,849 (20.90%) React
6 1,783 (13.08%) ASP.NET
7 1,779 (13.05%) Node.js
8 1,610 (11.81%) .NET Core
9 1,471 (10.79%) Web Services
10 1,409 (10.34%) Vue.js
11 1,386 (10.17%) REST
12 1,200 (8.80%) RESTful
13 1,192 (8.75%) HTML5
14 1,189 (8.72%) jQuery
15 1,079 (7.92%) .NET Framework
16 1,042 (7.64%) Spring
17 891 (6.54%) ASP.NET Web API
18 872 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
19 718 (5.27%) CSS3
20 637 (4.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,073 (7.87%) Greenfield Project
2 914 (6.71%) User Experience
3 655 (4.81%) Mobile App
4 581 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 434 (3.18%) Hedge funds
6 422 (3.10%) Fixed Income
7 400 (2.93%) Derivative
8 321 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 310 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
10 269 (1.97%) Equities
11 258 (1.89%) Algorithms
12 169 (1.24%) Data Structures
13 165 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
14 115 (0.84%) Virtual Team
15 95 (0.70%) Blog
16 89 (0.65%) Cloud Native
17 77 (0.56%) NHS
18 66 (0.48%) Management Information System
19 63 (0.46%) Social Media
20 56 (0.41%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 912 (6.69%) Linux
2 564 (4.14%) Android
3 457 (3.35%) Apple iOS
4 448 (3.29%) Windows
5 179 (1.31%) Unix
6 62 (0.45%) Ubuntu
7 47 (0.34%) Windows Server
8 43 (0.32%) CentOS
9 24 (0.18%) Mac OS
10 13 (0.095%) VMS
11 12 (0.088%) Debian
12 11 (0.081%) Oracle Linux
12 11 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.073%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.044%) Amazon Linux
15 4 (0.029%) Solaris
15 4 (0.029%) tvOS
15 4 (0.029%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.022%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.022%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,305 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
2 2,263 (16.60%) TDD
3 2,062 (15.13%) MVC
4 2,036 (14.94%) DevOps
5 1,946 (14.28%) Microservices
6 1,679 (12.32%) Software Engineering
7 1,561 (11.45%) Front End Development
8 1,455 (10.67%) Scrum
9 1,386 (10.17%) Web Development
10 1,130 (8.29%) OO
11 977 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
12 957 (7.02%) Fintech
13 948 (6.96%) Test Automation
14 932 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
15 894 (6.56%) BDD
16 862 (6.32%) Unit Testing
17 839 (6.16%) Mentoring
18 835 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
19 773 (5.67%) Computer Science
20 738 (5.41%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6,383 (46.83%) JavaScript
2 4,157 (30.50%) C#
3 3,563 (26.14%) SQL
4 3,223 (23.65%) Java
5 2,155 (15.81%) Python
6 1,618 (11.87%) PHP
7 1,400 (10.27%) TypeScript
8 635 (4.66%) T-SQL
9 573 (4.20%) C++
10 538 (3.95%) Kotlin
11 474 (3.48%) Java 8
12 387 (2.84%) Scala
13 345 (2.53%) ES6
14 303 (2.22%) Ruby
15 217 (1.59%) Go
16 211 (1.55%) VB.NET
17 204 (1.50%) C
18 197 (1.45%) Apex Code
19 188 (1.38%) Apple Swift
20 152 (1.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,102 (8.09%) Degree
2 471 (3.46%) Security Cleared
3 423 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 347 (2.55%) SC Cleared
5 71 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 61 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 60 (0.44%) PhD
8 57 (0.42%) Master's Degree
9 50 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
10 21 (0.15%) Postgraduate
11 20 (0.15%) ISTQB
12 11 (0.081%) ISEB
12 11 (0.081%) MCITP
13 10 (0.073%) AWS Certification
13 10 (0.073%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.066%) MCPD
15 8 (0.059%) HND
16 5 (0.037%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 4 (0.029%) CTC Cleared
17 4 (0.029%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 439 (3.22%) QA
2 74 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 44 (0.32%) GDPR
4 15 (0.11%) MiFID
4 15 (0.11%) SLA
5 14 (0.10%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.088%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.081%) NIST
9 10 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (0.073%) EMIR
9 10 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.059%) WCAG
11 7 (0.051%) ISO 13485
12 4 (0.029%) HL7
13 3 (0.022%) UCITS
14 2 (0.015%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.015%) IEC 62304
14 2 (0.015%) NCSC
14 2 (0.015%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,570 (11.52%) Docker
2 58 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 21 (0.15%) HDFS
6 19 (0.14%) vSphere
7 13 (0.095%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.081%) Postfix
9 10 (0.073%) NDS
9 10 (0.073%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 9 (0.066%) Firmware
10 9 (0.066%) LXC
11 6 (0.044%) Ceph
11 6 (0.044%) Xen
12 5 (0.037%) Squid
13 3 (0.022%) Hyper-V
14 2 (0.015%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.015%) KVM
14 2 (0.015%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 1 (0.007%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1,053 (7.73%) Kubernetes
2 320 (2.35%) Terraform
3 164 (1.20%) Ansible
4 62 (0.45%) Puppet
5 57 (0.42%) Grafana
6 45 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 36 (0.26%) Kibana
8 22 (0.16%) logstash
9 20 (0.15%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 20 (0.15%) Prometheus
10 16 (0.12%) cPanel
11 15 (0.11%) Istio
11 15 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
12 14 (0.10%) Mesos
13 13 (0.095%) Marathon
13 13 (0.095%) MIIS
14 12 (0.088%) Hadoop YARN
15 10 (0.073%) Tivoli
16 9 (0.066%) Rancher
17 6 (0.044%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,607 (11.79%) Microsoft
2 467 (3.43%) Google
3 450 (3.30%) Oracle
4 324 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
5 192 (1.41%) SAP
6 160 (1.17%) Xamarin
6 160 (1.17%) Zend
7 128 (0.94%) ServiceNow
8 120 (0.88%) IBM
9 101 (0.74%) Adobe
10 77 (0.56%) Atlassian
11 75 (0.55%) Splunk
12 68 (0.50%) MuleSoft
13 67 (0.49%) Apple
14 65 (0.48%) Sitecore
15 60 (0.44%) Databricks
15 60 (0.44%) VMware
16 30 (0.22%) Sony
17 29 (0.21%) Facebook
17 29 (0.21%) Pardot