Period
to 26 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 46,557 51,381 54,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 29.81% 30.79% 29.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.02% 32.09% 30.88%
Number of salaries quoted 40,395 44,394 49,350
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,902 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.61% +4.23% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 150,063 160,097 175,689
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 95.95% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 121,840 129,099 149,076
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 26 September 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 26 September 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 0 20,267 £62,500 +8.70% 3,415
South East 0 9,373 £45,000 +2.27% 1,543
North of England -1 6,838 £42,500 +6.25% 1,800
Midlands 0 3,760 £40,000 +2.56% 1,084
North West -1 3,714 £42,500 +6.25% 1,011
South West -1 3,220 £40,000 - 703
East of England 0 3,032 £45,000 - 611
Yorkshire -1 2,643 £42,500 +6.25% 626
West Midlands 0 2,208 £40,000 +6.67% 591
East Midlands 0 1,542 £41,500 +3.75% 491
North East 0 479 £40,000 +6.67% 163
South Coast - 6 - -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 21,184 (45.50%) JavaScript
2 19,938 (42.82%) Agile Software Development
3 18,907 (40.61%) C#
4 17,456 (37.49%) .NET
5 15,911 (34.18%) HTML
6 15,006 (32.23%) SQL
7 14,765 (31.71%) CSS
8 12,819 (27.53%) Java
9 12,259 (26.33%) SQL Server
10 11,494 (24.69%) MVC
11 10,770 (23.13%) AngularJS
12 9,670 (20.77%) ASP.NET
13 9,298 (19.97%) TDD
14 9,076 (19.49%) Finance
15 7,116 (15.28%) Git (software)
16 6,960 (14.95%) Microsoft
17 6,504 (13.97%) jQuery
18 6,081 (13.06%) Scrum
19 5,920 (12.72%) React
20 5,901 (12.67%) HTML5
21 5,812 (12.48%) Web Development
22 5,736 (12.32%) ASP.NET MVC
23 5,356 (11.50%) Degree
24 5,340 (11.47%) PHP
25 5,213 (11.20%) Software Engineering
26 5,164 (11.09%) Web Services
27 5,151 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
28 5,094 (10.94%) OO
29 4,896 (10.52%) RESTful
30 4,791 (10.29%) 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 1,678 (3.60%) CMS
2 1,223 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 985 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 938 (2.01%) Apache
5 895 (1.92%) WordPress
6 755 (1.62%) IIS
7 646 (1.39%) Tomcat
8 590 (1.27%) Umbraco
9 583 (1.25%) Apache Spark
10 539 (1.16%) Drupal
11 508 (1.09%) Confluence
12 384 (0.82%) JBoss
13 309 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
14 292 (0.63%) WebSphere
15 282 (0.61%) EPiServer
16 266 (0.57%) Ethereum
17 236 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 233 (0.50%) nginx
19 206 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
20 198 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 716 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 518 (1.11%) Photoshop
3 228 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
4 211 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 94 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 73 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 69 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 55 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 45 (0.097%) InfoPath
10 38 (0.082%) MS Visio
11 33 (0.071%) GIMP
12 30 (0.064%) InDesign
13 18 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
14 17 (0.037%) Fireworks
14 17 (0.037%) InVision
15 15 (0.032%) Microsoft Project
16 10 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
17 8 (0.017%) Adobe Premiere
17 8 (0.017%) Maya
17 8 (0.017%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 531 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 374 (0.80%) Magento
3 196 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 195 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 109 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
6 93 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 84 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 69 (0.15%) Markit EDM
9 59 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
10 53 (0.11%) Eloqua
11 47 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 46 (0.099%) Shopify
13 45 (0.097%) Ripple
14 38 (0.082%) thinkFolio
15 37 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 37 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
15 37 (0.079%) SAP Hybris
16 33 (0.071%) Cognos TM1
17 32 (0.069%) SAP Business One
18 31 (0.067%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 5,151 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,306 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
3 974 (2.09%) SaaS
4 943 (2.03%) GitHub
5 618 (1.33%) npm
6 496 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
7 482 (1.04%) Serverless
8 318 (0.68%) PaaS
9 310 (0.67%) Office 365
10 298 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
11 285 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
12 271 (0.58%) Amazon S3
13 252 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
14 219 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
15 143 (0.31%) IaaS
16 133 (0.29%) Google Play
17 124 (0.27%) Google Analytics
18 116 (0.25%) OpenShift
19 94 (0.20%) Heroku
20 91 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 799 (1.72%) Internet
2 613 (1.32%) HTTP
3 230 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 216 (0.46%) SMS
5 167 (0.36%) Intranet
6 109 (0.23%) SSL
7 106 (0.23%) Broadband
8 94 (0.20%) DNS
9 91 (0.20%) Skype
10 68 (0.15%) Hyperconnected
11 53 (0.11%) AMQP
12 51 (0.11%) Wireless
13 46 (0.099%) Bluetooth
14 42 (0.090%) Wi-Fi
15 39 (0.084%) SSH
16 37 (0.079%) Network Security
17 34 (0.073%) HTTPS
18 32 (0.069%) Firewall
19 25 (0.054%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
20 24 (0.052%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12,259 (26.33%) SQL Server
2 4,254 (9.14%) MySQL
3 3,214 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 2,699 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2,535 (5.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2,128 (4.57%) MongoDB
7 2,117 (4.55%) Relational Database
8 1,931 (4.15%) SQL Server 2016
9 1,881 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
10 1,745 (3.75%) Big Data
11 1,498 (3.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1,417 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
13 1,092 (2.35%) Power BI
14 889 (1.91%) Blockchain
15 844 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
16 713 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
17 709 (1.52%) Redis
18 666 (1.43%) Hadoop
19 587 (1.26%) RDBMS
20 488 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7,116 (15.28%) Git (software)
2 2,414 (5.19%) Visual Studio
3 2,205 (4.74%) Jenkins
4 1,873 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 1,770 (3.80%) JIRA
6 1,417 (3.04%) Maven
7 1,295 (2.78%) Subversion
8 1,194 (2.56%) Selenium
9 1,098 (2.36%) JUnit
10 1,078 (2.32%) gulp
11 977 (2.10%) webpack
12 958 (2.06%) TeamCity
13 840 (1.80%) NUnit
14 656 (1.41%) Grunt
15 652 (1.40%) Gradle
16 628 (1.35%) Cucumber
17 565 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
18 558 (1.20%) Eclipse
19 503 (1.08%) Jasmine
20 406 (0.87%) Bitbucket
General
1 9,076 (19.49%) Finance
2 2,743 (5.89%) Banking
3 2,048 (4.40%) Retail
4 1,746 (3.75%) Marketing
5 1,692 (3.63%) Games
6 1,393 (2.99%) Advertising
7 1,071 (2.30%) Front Office
8 1,001 (2.15%) Investment Banking
9 716 (1.54%) Telecoms
10 654 (1.40%) Manufacturing
11 608 (1.31%) Financial Institution
12 490 (1.05%) Law
13 372 (0.80%) Legal
14 358 (0.77%) Automotive
15 347 (0.75%) Back Office
16 344 (0.74%) Electronics
17 260 (0.56%) Publishing
18 107 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 83 (0.18%) Multimedia
20 77 (0.17%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17,456 (37.49%) .NET
2 15,911 (34.18%) HTML
3 14,765 (31.71%) CSS
4 10,770 (23.13%) AngularJS
5 9,670 (20.77%) ASP.NET
6 6,504 (13.97%) jQuery
7 5,920 (12.72%) React
8 5,901 (12.67%) HTML5
9 5,736 (12.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5,164 (11.09%) Web Services
11 4,896 (10.52%) RESTful
12 4,620 (9.92%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4,516 (9.70%) Node.js
14 4,230 (9.09%) Spring
15 4,168 (8.95%) .NET Framework
16 3,752 (8.06%) REST
17 3,716 (7.98%) CSS3
18 2,863 (6.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 2,851 (6.12%) XML
20 2,679 (5.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4,138 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
2 3,780 (8.12%) Computer Science
3 3,244 (6.97%) User Experience
4 2,380 (5.11%) Fintech
5 2,217 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 1,862 (4.00%) Mobile App
7 1,293 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1,287 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
9 1,087 (2.33%) Algorithms
10 732 (1.57%) Data Structures
11 609 (1.31%) Hedge funds
12 586 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 580 (1.25%) Equities
14 548 (1.18%) Derivative
15 537 (1.15%) Fixed Income
16 343 (0.74%) Management Information System
17 299 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
18 267 (0.57%) Social Media
19 264 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
20 236 (0.51%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 3,839 (8.25%) Linux
2 2,445 (5.25%) Windows
3 1,773 (3.81%) Android
4 1,590 (3.42%) Apple iOS
5 1,189 (2.55%) Unix
6 218 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 126 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 110 (0.24%) CentOS
9 103 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 77 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 76 (0.16%) Debian
11 76 (0.16%) VMS
12 61 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 46 (0.099%) Solaris
14 43 (0.092%) AIX
15 40 (0.086%) Windows Server 2008
16 36 (0.077%) Windows 10
17 23 (0.049%) Windows 7
18 18 (0.039%) FreeBSD
19 17 (0.037%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19,938 (42.82%) Agile Software Development
2 11,494 (24.69%) MVC
3 9,298 (19.97%) TDD
4 6,081 (13.06%) Scrum
5 5,812 (12.48%) Web Development
6 5,213 (11.20%) Software Engineering
7 5,094 (10.94%) OO
8 4,791 (10.29%) Front End Development
9 4,421 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
10 4,330 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
11 4,129 (8.87%) BDD
12 3,972 (8.53%) Microservices
13 3,362 (7.22%) Test Automation
14 3,223 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
15 3,200 (6.87%) DevOps
16 3,121 (6.70%) Unit Testing
17 2,780 (5.97%) SDLC
18 2,436 (5.23%) E-Commerce
19 2,368 (5.09%) OOP
20 2,250 (4.83%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 21,184 (45.50%) JavaScript
2 18,907 (40.61%) C#
3 15,006 (32.23%) SQL
4 12,819 (27.53%) Java
5 5,340 (11.47%) PHP
6 4,789 (10.29%) Python
7 3,339 (7.17%) T-SQL
8 2,763 (5.93%) C++
9 2,160 (4.64%) Java 8
10 1,777 (3.82%) Ruby
11 1,670 (3.59%) TypeScript
12 1,401 (3.01%) Scala
13 1,267 (2.72%) VB.NET
14 1,175 (2.52%) ES6
15 1,153 (2.48%) C
16 917 (1.97%) PL/SQL
17 807 (1.73%) PowerShell
18 632 (1.36%) Go
19 593 (1.27%) Apple Swift
20 564 (1.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 5,356 (11.50%) Degree
2 1,781 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 602 (1.29%) Security Cleared
4 362 (0.78%) SC Cleared
5 349 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 299 (0.64%) PhD
7 201 (0.43%) Master's Degree
8 195 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
9 105 (0.23%) DV Cleared
10 82 (0.18%) MCPD
11 74 (0.16%) ISEB
12 65 (0.14%) MPhil
13 62 (0.13%) DBS Check
14 52 (0.11%) SAFe Agilist
15 47 (0.10%) ISTQB
16 46 (0.099%) MCP
17 32 (0.069%) AWS Certification
18 29 (0.062%) MCSD
18 29 (0.062%) MCSE
18 29 (0.062%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,638 (3.52%) QA
2 208 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 111 (0.24%) SLA
4 109 (0.23%) GDPR
5 69 (0.15%) MiFID
6 52 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 44 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 40 (0.086%) ISO 9001
9 32 (0.069%) WCAG
10 27 (0.058%) PMO
11 19 (0.041%) WAI
12 11 (0.024%) DICOM
13 10 (0.021%) EMIR
13 10 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.019%) Disclosure Scotland
14 9 (0.019%) HL7
14 9 (0.019%) ISO 14001
15 5 (0.011%) FATCA
15 5 (0.011%) HAZOP
15 5 (0.011%) PSD2
System Software
1 2,659 (5.71%) Docker
2 165 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 134 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
4 83 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 81 (0.17%) HDFS
6 36 (0.077%) Firmware
7 26 (0.056%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 26 (0.056%) GridGain
8 25 (0.054%) VirtualBox
9 22 (0.047%) vSphere
10 20 (0.043%) Varnish
11 14 (0.030%) Hyper-V
12 13 (0.028%) Apache Flume
13 12 (0.026%) LXC
14 11 (0.024%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.015%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.013%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.006%) Squid
17 3 (0.006%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 3 (0.006%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 928 (1.99%) Kubernetes
2 533 (1.14%) Ansible
3 426 (0.92%) Terraform
4 338 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
5 304 (0.65%) Puppet
6 169 (0.36%) Kibana
7 106 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
8 46 (0.099%) Mesos
9 44 (0.095%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 43 (0.092%) Automic
10 43 (0.092%) Salt
11 38 (0.082%) Single Sign-On
12 37 (0.079%) Grafana
12 37 (0.079%) logstash
13 34 (0.073%) Prometheus
14 32 (0.069%) Graphite
15 31 (0.067%) Oozie
16 30 (0.064%) HP Quality Center
17 29 (0.062%) Consul
17 29 (0.062%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 6,960 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 2,960 (6.36%) Oracle
3 1,530 (3.29%) Google
4 759 (1.63%) Xamarin
5 714 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
6 633 (1.36%) SAP
7 606 (1.30%) Tableau
8 522 (1.12%) Adobe
9 441 (0.95%) Zend
10 422 (0.91%) Sitecore
11 375 (0.81%) Facebook
12 346 (0.74%) Twitter
13 313 (0.67%) Apple
14 264 (0.57%) IBM
15 236 (0.51%) Sybase
16 202 (0.43%) Informatica
17 201 (0.43%) Atlassian
18 187 (0.40%) Red Hat
19 167 (0.36%) ServiceNow
19 167 (0.36%) TIBCO