Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 17,138 36,335 48,038
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 28.92% 27.37% 29.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.49% 28.54% 31.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16,582 33,734 44,412
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,724 £50,000 £49,450
% change year-on-year +5.45% +1.11% +9.89%

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 56,203 127,325 154,247
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.89% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 45,771 102,561 125,256
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,371 £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% - +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 10 August 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 10 August 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 7,596 £70,000 +7.69% 1,150
South East 0 3,341 £50,000 +5.26% 503
North of England +1 2,827 £45,000 +5.88% 848
North West +1 1,620 £47,500 +7.95% 491
Midlands 0 1,308 £45,000 +5.88% 427
South West 0 1,257 £45,000 +5.88% 336
Yorkshire 0 1,000 £45,000 +5.88% 263
West Midlands -2 766 £45,000 +5.88% 217
East of England +1 704 £45,000 -10.00% 237
East Midlands 0 533 £42,500 +6.25% 208
North East +1 208 £42,500 +1.19% 94
South Coast - 1 - -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 7,871 (45.93%) JavaScript
2 6,969 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
3 5,879 (34.30%) C#
4 5,557 (32.43%) .NET
5 4,789 (27.94%) HTML
6 4,551 (26.56%) CSS
7 4,427 (25.83%) SQL
8 4,063 (23.71%) Java
9 3,783 (22.07%) AngularJS
10 3,534 (20.62%) SQL Server
11 3,485 (20.33%) React
12 3,310 (19.31%) Azure
13 2,974 (17.35%) TDD
14 2,947 (17.20%) Finance
15 2,921 (17.04%) MVC
16 2,683 (15.66%) Git (software)
17 2,599 (15.17%) AWS
18 2,474 (14.44%) ASP.NET
19 2,388 (13.93%) Microservices
20 2,361 (13.78%) Python
21 2,288 (13.35%) DevOps
22 2,260 (13.19%) Node.js
23 2,099 (12.25%) Software Engineering
24 2,095 (12.22%) Microsoft
25 2,079 (12.13%) Scrum
26 2,075 (12.11%) PHP
27 2,051 (11.97%) .NET Core
28 1,996 (11.65%) Front End Development
29 1,963 (11.45%) Docker
30 1,842 (10.75%) Web 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
1 501 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
2 472 (2.75%) CMS
3 316 (1.84%) Apache
4 269 (1.57%) WordPress
5 245 (1.43%) Confluence
6 236 (1.38%) SharePoint
7 171 (1.00%) IIS
8 160 (0.93%) Apache Spark
9 155 (0.90%) Tomcat
10 118 (0.69%) Umbraco
11 93 (0.54%) nginx
12 72 (0.42%) EPiServer
13 69 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
14 68 (0.40%) WebSphere
15 62 (0.36%) Drupal
15 62 (0.36%) NServiceBus
16 35 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
17 34 (0.20%) Apache Solr
18 33 (0.19%) Kentico
18 33 (0.19%) Moodle
Applications
1 222 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 90 (0.53%) Photoshop
3 77 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 67 (0.39%) Sketch
5 39 (0.23%) Zeplin
6 35 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 26 (0.15%) Chatbot
9 19 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 16 (0.093%) Figma
11 14 (0.082%) InVision
12 10 (0.058%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 9 (0.053%) Adobe XD
13 9 (0.053%) MS Visio
14 5 (0.029%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.023%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.023%) SOLIDWORKS
16 3 (0.018%) 3ds Max
17 2 (0.012%) InDesign
17 2 (0.012%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 255 (1.49%) Magento
2 184 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 74 (0.43%) Shopify
4 56 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
5 47 (0.27%) R3 Corda
6 42 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 30 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
8 23 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 16 (0.093%) NetSuite
10 15 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
11 14 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
11 14 (0.082%) SAP BPC
12 13 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 11 (0.064%) SAP HR
13 11 (0.064%) SAP PSCD
14 9 (0.053%) Adobe Campaign
14 9 (0.053%) SAP MDG
15 8 (0.047%) Maximo
15 8 (0.047%) SDL Web 8
15 8 (0.047%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3,310 (19.31%) Azure
2 2,599 (15.17%) AWS
3 729 (4.25%) SaaS
4 638 (3.72%) Power Platform
5 546 (3.19%) GCP
6 480 (2.80%) Serverless
7 369 (2.15%) GitHub
8 282 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
9 243 (1.42%) npm
10 227 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
11 174 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
12 157 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
13 147 (0.86%) Amazon S3
14 144 (0.84%) PaaS
15 113 (0.66%) Office 365
16 87 (0.51%) OpenShift
17 82 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
18 76 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
19 75 (0.44%) PowerApps
20 74 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 237 (1.38%) Internet
2 234 (1.37%) HTTP
3 103 (0.60%) Skype
4 74 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 52 (0.30%) Intranet
6 36 (0.21%) FTP
6 36 (0.21%) Network Security
7 29 (0.17%) SSH
8 28 (0.16%) Firewall
9 27 (0.16%) Broadband
10 26 (0.15%) Bluetooth
11 23 (0.13%) DNS
12 20 (0.12%) VoIP
13 18 (0.11%) Wireless
14 16 (0.093%) SSL
15 13 (0.076%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (0.058%) WebEx
16 10 (0.058%) Wireshark
17 9 (0.053%) Extranet
18 8 (0.047%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,534 (20.62%) SQL Server
2 1,536 (8.96%) MySQL
3 977 (5.70%) MongoDB
4 897 (5.23%) NoSQL
5 763 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 669 (3.90%) Relational Database
7 652 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 604 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
9 592 (3.45%) Power BI
10 530 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
11 435 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 397 (2.32%) Big Data
13 307 (1.79%) Redis
14 248 (1.45%) SQL Server 2019
15 196 (1.14%) Hadoop
16 190 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
17 188 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
18 171 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
19 149 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 147 (0.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2,683 (15.66%) Git (software)
2 755 (4.41%) Jenkins
3 693 (4.04%) JIRA
4 557 (3.25%) Visual Studio
5 470 (2.74%) webpack
6 402 (2.35%) Selenium
7 326 (1.90%) Maven
8 300 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 291 (1.70%) TeamCity
10 280 (1.63%) JUnit
11 240 (1.40%) gulp
12 220 (1.28%) Subversion
13 216 (1.26%) Bitbucket
14 213 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
15 206 (1.20%) NUnit
16 189 (1.10%) Cucumber
17 170 (0.99%) Grunt
18 154 (0.90%) Jasmine
19 132 (0.77%) SpecFlow
20 127 (0.74%) Gradle
General
1 2,947 (17.20%) Finance
2 700 (4.08%) Banking
3 672 (3.92%) Retail
4 578 (3.37%) Front Office
5 537 (3.13%) Marketing
6 449 (2.62%) Games
7 317 (1.85%) Law
8 290 (1.69%) Investment Banking
9 278 (1.62%) Public Sector
10 155 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 136 (0.79%) Legal
12 132 (0.77%) Telecoms
13 128 (0.75%) Advertising
14 119 (0.69%) Back Office
15 117 (0.68%) Financial Institution
16 79 (0.46%) Automotive
17 72 (0.42%) Electronics
18 66 (0.39%) Publishing
19 56 (0.33%) Aerospace
20 40 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,557 (32.43%) .NET
2 4,789 (27.94%) HTML
3 4,551 (26.56%) CSS
4 3,783 (22.07%) AngularJS
5 3,485 (20.33%) React
6 2,474 (14.44%) ASP.NET
7 2,260 (13.19%) Node.js
8 2,051 (11.97%) .NET Core
9 1,797 (10.49%) Web Services
10 1,686 (9.84%) REST
11 1,618 (9.44%) jQuery
12 1,577 (9.20%) Vue.js
13 1,552 (9.06%) HTML5
14 1,497 (8.73%) .NET Framework
15 1,376 (8.03%) RESTful
16 1,342 (7.83%) Spring
17 1,271 (7.42%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,264 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web API
19 920 (5.37%) CSS3
20 853 (4.98%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,436 (8.38%) Greenfield Project
2 1,256 (7.33%) User Experience
3 799 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 799 (4.66%) Mobile App
4 434 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
5 418 (2.44%) Hedge funds
6 390 (2.28%) Derivative
7 362 (2.11%) Fixed Income
8 344 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 338 (1.97%) Algorithms
10 306 (1.79%) Data Structures
11 277 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
12 211 (1.23%) Equities
13 113 (0.66%) Cloud Native
14 94 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
15 88 (0.51%) Virtual Team
16 83 (0.48%) Management Information System
16 83 (0.48%) Social Media
17 72 (0.42%) Client/Server
17 72 (0.42%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1,330 (7.76%) Linux
2 684 (3.99%) Android
3 617 (3.60%) Windows
4 583 (3.40%) Apple iOS
5 267 (1.56%) Unix
6 67 (0.39%) Ubuntu
6 67 (0.39%) Windows Server
7 53 (0.31%) CentOS
8 32 (0.19%) Mac OS
9 25 (0.15%) Mac OS X
10 23 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
12 20 (0.12%) Debian
13 18 (0.11%) VMS
14 12 (0.070%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.053%) Embedded Linux
16 8 (0.047%) AIX
16 8 (0.047%) Windows 10
17 7 (0.041%) Amazon Linux
17 7 (0.041%) Android TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,969 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
2 2,974 (17.35%) TDD
3 2,921 (17.04%) MVC
4 2,388 (13.93%) Microservices
5 2,288 (13.35%) DevOps
6 2,099 (12.25%) Software Engineering
7 2,079 (12.13%) Scrum
8 1,996 (11.65%) Front End Development
9 1,842 (10.75%) Web Development
10 1,560 (9.10%) OO
11 1,373 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
12 1,354 (7.90%) BDD
13 1,306 (7.62%) Fintech
14 1,273 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
15 1,238 (7.22%) Test Automation
16 1,135 (6.62%) Computer Science
17 1,080 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
18 1,022 (5.96%) Unit Testing
19 975 (5.69%) OOP
20 950 (5.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7,871 (45.93%) JavaScript
2 5,879 (34.30%) C#
3 4,427 (25.83%) SQL
4 4,063 (23.71%) Java
5 2,361 (13.78%) Python
6 2,075 (12.11%) PHP
7 1,569 (9.16%) TypeScript
8 821 (4.79%) T-SQL
9 787 (4.59%) C++
10 608 (3.55%) Java 8
11 533 (3.11%) Kotlin
12 512 (2.99%) ES6
13 381 (2.22%) Ruby
14 345 (2.01%) Scala
15 317 (1.85%) VB.NET
16 308 (1.80%) C
17 265 (1.55%) Go
18 232 (1.35%) Apple Swift
19 223 (1.30%) PowerShell
20 203 (1.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,519 (8.86%) Degree
2 610 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 466 (2.72%) Security Cleared
4 291 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 95 (0.55%) DV Cleared
6 91 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 64 (0.37%) Master's Degree
8 45 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
9 40 (0.23%) PhD
10 24 (0.14%) DBS Check
11 19 (0.11%) AWS Certification
12 15 (0.088%) HND
13 12 (0.070%) Postgraduate
14 11 (0.064%) MCITP
14 11 (0.064%) MCSD
15 10 (0.058%) MCPD
16 7 (0.041%) ISEB
17 6 (0.035%) ISTQB
17 6 (0.035%) MBCS
17 6 (0.035%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 611 (3.57%) QA
2 80 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 66 (0.39%) GDPR
4 25 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.093%) SLA
8 15 (0.088%) MiFID
9 12 (0.070%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.053%) NIST
12 7 (0.041%) WCAG
13 6 (0.035%) EMIR
13 6 (0.035%) UCITS
14 5 (0.029%) HL7
14 5 (0.029%) SEPA
15 3 (0.018%) DICOM
15 3 (0.018%) FATCA
15 3 (0.018%) PSD2
16 2 (0.012%) IFRS
System Software
1 1,963 (11.45%) Docker
2 92 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 36 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (0.18%) vSphere
5 27 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 18 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.099%) HDFS
8 10 (0.058%) NDS
8 10 (0.058%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 9 (0.053%) LXC
9 9 (0.053%) Squid
10 8 (0.047%) Postfix
11 6 (0.035%) Firmware
12 4 (0.023%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.023%) GPFS
12 4 (0.023%) Lustre
12 4 (0.023%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 3 (0.018%) Xen
14 2 (0.012%) Ceph
14 2 (0.012%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1,221 (7.12%) Kubernetes
2 297 (1.73%) Terraform
3 209 (1.22%) Ansible
4 94 (0.55%) Puppet
5 75 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 68 (0.40%) Kibana
7 42 (0.25%) Grafana
8 38 (0.22%) logstash
9 23 (0.13%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 18 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
11 16 (0.093%) Prometheus
12 15 (0.088%) cPanel
13 14 (0.082%) Istio
14 12 (0.070%) Mesos
15 10 (0.058%) MIIS
16 9 (0.053%) Marathon
16 9 (0.053%) Tivoli
17 8 (0.047%) Control-M
18 7 (0.041%) vRealize
19 6 (0.035%) Packer
Vendors
1 2,095 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 765 (4.46%) Oracle
3 525 (3.06%) Google
4 296 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
5 227 (1.32%) Tableau
6 226 (1.32%) SAP
7 218 (1.27%) Zend
8 192 (1.12%) Xamarin
9 115 (0.67%) IBM
10 110 (0.64%) ServiceNow
11 108 (0.63%) Adobe
12 97 (0.57%) Atlassian
13 91 (0.53%) Apple
14 89 (0.52%) Sitecore
15 74 (0.43%) MuleSoft
16 58 (0.34%) Informatica
17 52 (0.30%) Talend
18 51 (0.30%) TIBCO
18 51 (0.30%) VMware
19 43 (0.25%) Pardot