Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 43,069 51,470 52,146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 29.09% 30.59% 29.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.33% 31.87% 30.81%
Number of salaries quoted 37,597 44,711 47,209
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
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 142,011 161,475 169,235
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.98% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,983 130,951 142,429
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 19,430 £62,500 +8.70% 3,325
South East 0 8,608 £45,000 - 1,373
North of England -1 6,092 £42,500 +6.25% 1,684
North West -1 3,376 £45,000 +12.50% 918
Midlands -1 3,190 £41,913 +11.77% 1,021
South West -1 2,959 £40,000 - 717
East of England -1 2,755 £47,500 +5.56% 639
Yorkshire 0 2,333 £42,500 +6.25% 591
West Midlands -1 1,809 £41,000 +9.33% 601
East Midlands 0 1,374 £42,500 +11.84% 418
North East -1 383 £40,000 +11.11% 175
South Coast - 6 - -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 19,110 (44.37%) JavaScript
2 18,373 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
3 17,091 (39.68%) C#
4 15,711 (36.48%) .NET
5 14,018 (32.55%) HTML
6 13,684 (31.77%) SQL
7 12,942 (30.05%) CSS
8 12,002 (27.87%) Java
9 11,104 (25.78%) SQL Server
10 10,089 (23.43%) MVC
11 9,550 (22.17%) AngularJS
12 8,533 (19.81%) ASP.NET
13 8,523 (19.79%) TDD
14 8,168 (18.96%) Finance
15 6,406 (14.87%) Git (software)
16 6,288 (14.60%) Microsoft
17 5,546 (12.88%) jQuery
18 5,502 (12.77%) Scrum
19 5,488 (12.74%) React
20 5,164 (11.99%) Web Development
21 5,162 (11.99%) HTML5
22 5,085 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
23 5,015 (11.64%) Software Engineering
24 4,848 (11.26%) ASP.NET MVC
25 4,803 (11.15%) Degree
26 4,791 (11.12%) PHP
27 4,715 (10.95%) Web Services
28 4,630 (10.75%) Python
29 4,368 (10.14%) RESTful
30 4,333 (10.06%) 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 1,477 (3.43%) CMS
2 1,273 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
3 813 (1.89%) WordPress
4 758 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 757 (1.76%) IIS
6 755 (1.75%) Apache
7 538 (1.25%) Tomcat
8 533 (1.24%) Apache Spark
9 514 (1.19%) Confluence
10 490 (1.14%) Umbraco
11 452 (1.05%) Drupal
12 304 (0.71%) JBoss
13 253 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
14 226 (0.52%) WebSphere
15 210 (0.49%) nginx
16 202 (0.47%) EPiServer
17 184 (0.43%) Ethereum
18 148 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
19 140 (0.33%) Apache Solr
20 128 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 733 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 409 (0.95%) Photoshop
3 264 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
4 151 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 88 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 51 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 49 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 32 (0.074%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 25 (0.058%) GIMP
9 25 (0.058%) InDesign
10 23 (0.053%) MS Visio
11 22 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
12 19 (0.044%) InVision
13 16 (0.037%) AutoCAD
13 16 (0.037%) InfoPath
14 10 (0.023%) Fireworks
14 10 (0.023%) Microsoft Project
14 10 (0.023%) Weka
15 8 (0.019%) Adobe Captivate
15 8 (0.019%) Maya
Business Applications
1 534 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 367 (0.85%) Magento
3 150 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 124 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 91 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 65 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 64 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
8 59 (0.14%) Shopify
9 51 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 48 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
11 41 (0.095%) Eloqua
12 39 (0.091%) thinkFolio
13 33 (0.077%) Ripple
14 32 (0.074%) Markit EDM
15 31 (0.072%) Cognos TM1
16 30 (0.070%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 29 (0.067%) SAP S/4HANA
18 27 (0.063%) Oracle EBS R12
19 21 (0.049%) Adobe Campaign
20 20 (0.046%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5,085 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,036 (9.37%) Amazon AWS
3 981 (2.28%) SaaS
4 846 (1.96%) GitHub
5 551 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 518 (1.20%) Serverless
7 513 (1.19%) npm
8 273 (0.63%) PaaS
9 256 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
10 253 (0.59%) Office 365
11 247 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
12 210 (0.49%) Amazon S3
13 196 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
14 174 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
15 130 (0.30%) OpenShift
16 125 (0.29%) Google Play
17 105 (0.24%) Google Analytics
18 102 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
19 89 (0.21%) IaaS
20 88 (0.20%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 807 (1.87%) Internet
2 592 (1.37%) HTTP
3 139 (0.32%) Intranet
3 139 (0.32%) TCP/IP
4 113 (0.26%) SMS
5 85 (0.20%) Broadband
5 85 (0.20%) SSL
6 64 (0.15%) DNS
7 60 (0.14%) Hyperconnected
8 52 (0.12%) AMQP
9 49 (0.11%) Skype
10 47 (0.11%) Network Security
11 43 (0.100%) Firewall
12 42 (0.098%) Wireless
13 41 (0.095%) Bluetooth
13 41 (0.095%) VoIP
13 41 (0.095%) Wi-Fi
14 40 (0.093%) HTTPS
15 35 (0.081%) SSH
16 24 (0.056%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11,104 (25.78%) SQL Server
2 3,766 (8.74%) MySQL
3 2,759 (6.41%) NoSQL
4 2,413 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2,182 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1,976 (4.59%) Relational Database
7 1,883 (4.37%) MongoDB
8 1,687 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
9 1,607 (3.73%) SQL Server 2016
10 1,589 (3.69%) Big Data
11 1,401 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
12 1,345 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1,055 (2.45%) Power BI
14 692 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
15 662 (1.54%) Redis
16 594 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
17 588 (1.37%) Hadoop
18 584 (1.36%) Blockchain
19 581 (1.35%) RDBMS
20 451 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6,406 (14.87%) Git (software)
2 2,288 (5.31%) Visual Studio
3 2,056 (4.77%) Jenkins
4 1,619 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1,595 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1,243 (2.89%) Maven
7 1,082 (2.51%) Subversion
8 1,040 (2.41%) Selenium
9 914 (2.12%) JUnit
10 911 (2.12%) webpack
11 887 (2.06%) gulp
12 864 (2.01%) TeamCity
13 681 (1.58%) NUnit
14 623 (1.45%) Gradle
15 617 (1.43%) Cucumber
16 570 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
17 560 (1.30%) Grunt
18 474 (1.10%) Eclipse
19 401 (0.93%) Bitbucket
20 397 (0.92%) Jasmine
General
1 8,168 (18.96%) Finance
2 2,500 (5.80%) Banking
3 1,802 (4.18%) Retail
4 1,556 (3.61%) Marketing
5 1,518 (3.52%) Games
6 961 (2.23%) Advertising
7 935 (2.17%) Front Office
8 754 (1.75%) Investment Banking
9 641 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 588 (1.37%) Manufacturing
11 407 (0.94%) Law
12 356 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 333 (0.77%) Legal
14 311 (0.72%) Automotive
14 311 (0.72%) Electronics
15 290 (0.67%) Back Office
16 262 (0.61%) Publishing
17 106 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 58 (0.13%) Music Industry
19 48 (0.11%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15,711 (36.48%) .NET
2 14,018 (32.55%) HTML
3 12,942 (30.05%) CSS
4 9,550 (22.17%) AngularJS
5 8,533 (19.81%) ASP.NET
6 5,546 (12.88%) jQuery
7 5,488 (12.74%) React
8 5,162 (11.99%) HTML5
9 4,848 (11.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4,715 (10.95%) Web Services
11 4,368 (10.14%) RESTful
12 4,180 (9.71%) Spring
13 4,177 (9.70%) Node.js
14 4,121 (9.57%) ASP.NET Web API
15 3,571 (8.29%) REST
16 3,480 (8.08%) .NET Framework
17 3,214 (7.46%) CSS3
18 2,631 (6.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 2,587 (6.01%) XML
20 2,219 (5.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3,744 (8.69%) Greenfield Project
2 2,875 (6.68%) User Experience
3 2,299 (5.34%) Fintech
4 1,961 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1,654 (3.84%) Mobile App
6 1,180 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
7 1,148 (2.67%) Algorithms
8 1,125 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
9 730 (1.69%) Data Structures
10 578 (1.34%) Derivative
11 568 (1.32%) Hedge funds
12 546 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 507 (1.18%) Fixed Income
14 500 (1.16%) Equities
15 286 (0.66%) Management Information System
16 270 (0.63%) Social Media
17 217 (0.50%) NHS
17 217 (0.50%) Virtual Team
18 216 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
19 195 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3,436 (7.98%) Linux
2 2,254 (5.23%) Windows
3 1,600 (3.71%) Android
4 1,498 (3.48%) Apple iOS
5 1,082 (2.51%) Unix
6 189 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 151 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 95 (0.22%) CentOS
8 95 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 63 (0.15%) Solaris
10 60 (0.14%) Debian
11 54 (0.13%) Windows 10
12 43 (0.100%) Mac OS X
13 42 (0.098%) Mac OS
14 38 (0.088%) AIX
15 36 (0.084%) VMS
16 23 (0.053%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (0.044%) openSUSE
18 10 (0.023%) Windows 7
18 10 (0.023%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18,373 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 10,089 (23.43%) MVC
3 8,523 (19.79%) TDD
4 5,502 (12.77%) Scrum
5 5,164 (11.99%) Web Development
6 5,015 (11.64%) Software Engineering
7 4,333 (10.06%) Front End Development
8 4,221 (9.80%) OO
9 4,179 (9.70%) Microservices
10 4,007 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
11 3,824 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
12 3,629 (8.43%) Computer Science
13 3,583 (8.32%) BDD
14 3,019 (7.01%) Test Automation
15 2,973 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
16 2,928 (6.80%) DevOps
17 2,711 (6.29%) Unit Testing
18 2,557 (5.94%) SDLC
19 2,250 (5.22%) E-Commerce
20 1,976 (4.59%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 19,110 (44.37%) JavaScript
2 17,091 (39.68%) C#
3 13,684 (31.77%) SQL
4 12,002 (27.87%) Java
5 4,791 (11.12%) PHP
6 4,630 (10.75%) Python
7 3,177 (7.38%) T-SQL
8 2,732 (6.34%) C++
9 2,144 (4.98%) Java 8
10 1,615 (3.75%) TypeScript
11 1,525 (3.54%) Ruby
12 1,225 (2.84%) ES6
13 1,119 (2.60%) VB.NET
14 1,097 (2.55%) Scala
15 926 (2.15%) C
16 875 (2.03%) PL/SQL
17 668 (1.55%) PowerShell
18 637 (1.48%) Go
19 567 (1.32%) Apple Swift
20 513 (1.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4,803 (11.15%) Degree
2 1,637 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 630 (1.46%) Security Cleared
4 436 (1.01%) SC Cleared
5 296 (0.69%) PhD
6 250 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 189 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
8 180 (0.42%) Master's Degree
9 67 (0.16%) DV Cleared
10 65 (0.15%) ISEB
11 64 (0.15%) MPhil
12 62 (0.14%) DBS Check
13 55 (0.13%) ISTQB
14 53 (0.12%) MCPD
15 41 (0.095%) MCP
16 39 (0.091%) PMI Certification
17 34 (0.079%) SAFe Agilist
18 27 (0.063%) HND
19 22 (0.051%) AWS Certification
19 22 (0.051%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,482 (3.44%) QA
2 230 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 157 (0.36%) GDPR
4 77 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 63 (0.15%) SLA
6 58 (0.13%) MiFID
7 53 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 38 (0.088%) PCI DSS
9 29 (0.067%) WCAG
10 23 (0.053%) PMO
11 22 (0.051%) WAI
12 16 (0.037%) DICOM
12 16 (0.037%) ISO 14001
13 12 (0.028%) EMIR
14 11 (0.026%) Solvency II
15 10 (0.023%) IFRS
16 7 (0.016%) FATCA
16 7 (0.016%) IFRS 9
17 6 (0.014%) Disclosure Scotland
17 6 (0.014%) PSD2
System Software
1 2,673 (6.21%) Docker
2 166 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 113 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 98 (0.23%) HDFS
5 79 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 59 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 35 (0.081%) VirtualBox
8 34 (0.079%) Varnish
9 27 (0.063%) Hyper-V
10 23 (0.053%) Firmware
10 23 (0.053%) GridGain
10 23 (0.053%) Oracle RAC
11 21 (0.049%) vSphere
12 20 (0.046%) Apache Flume
13 13 (0.030%) LXC
14 10 (0.023%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.021%) KVM
16 7 (0.016%) Microsoft App-V
17 6 (0.014%) Oracle Clusterware
18 5 (0.012%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1,094 (2.54%) Kubernetes
2 453 (1.05%) Ansible
3 321 (0.75%) Terraform
4 298 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 287 (0.67%) Puppet
6 164 (0.38%) Kibana
7 83 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
8 64 (0.15%) logstash
9 59 (0.14%) Mesos
10 48 (0.11%) Grafana
11 40 (0.093%) Oozie
12 38 (0.088%) Prometheus
13 34 (0.079%) Salt
14 33 (0.077%) Automic
15 32 (0.074%) Consul
15 32 (0.074%) Graphite
16 31 (0.072%) Single Sign-On
17 29 (0.067%) HP Quality Center
17 29 (0.067%) Packer
18 25 (0.058%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6,288 (14.60%) Microsoft
2 2,702 (6.27%) Oracle
3 1,200 (2.79%) Google
4 653 (1.52%) Xamarin
5 593 (1.38%) Tableau
6 579 (1.34%) SAP
7 564 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
8 474 (1.10%) Adobe
9 398 (0.92%) Sitecore
10 391 (0.91%) Zend
11 317 (0.74%) Facebook
12 295 (0.68%) Apple
13 289 (0.67%) IBM
14 186 (0.43%) Atlassian
15 183 (0.42%) Red Hat
16 160 (0.37%) Informatica
17 154 (0.36%) Cognos
18 153 (0.36%) Sybase
19 146 (0.34%) ServiceNow
19 146 (0.34%) Telerik