Period
to 26 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer/Developer
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 467 617 515
Rank change year-on-year +150 -102 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 452 517 913
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.39% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.40% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 419 540 781
Median annual salary £70,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% +15.79% +6.74%
10th Percentile £37,250 £36,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £78,875 £72,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +18.18% +15.79% +11.76%

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 80,194 128,073 156,829
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 96.03% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 64,911 102,597 128,322
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £52,907 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.81% - +5.26%

Developer/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Developer/Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Developer/Software Engineer in England

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Developer/Software Engineer in England

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in England

Developer/Software Engineer
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/Software Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 26 May 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 +190 243 £90,000 +50.00% 14
South East +115 121 £50,000 -4.76% 11
Midlands +94 28 £43,750 +6.06%
East of England +65 26 £42,500 -5.56% 1
South West +56 22 £42,500 -15.00% 2
East Midlands +65 17 £40,000 +6.67%
North of England +40 12 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands +63 11 £62,000 +37.78%
Yorkshire +54 7 £45,000 -
North East +10 3 £45,000 -17.43% 1
North West +59 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Developer/Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, Developer/Software Engineer 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/Software Engineer in the job title.

1 441 (97.57%) Software Engineering
2 296 (65.49%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (59.51%) JavaScript
4 217 (48.01%) Finance
5 193 (42.70%) Java
6 188 (41.59%) AWS
7 182 (40.27%) .NET
8 180 (39.82%) C#
9 173 (38.27%) Web Services
10 171 (37.83%) React
11 165 (36.50%) AngularJS
12 158 (34.96%) Python
13 133 (29.42%) Azure
14 131 (28.98%) Asset Management
15 120 (26.55%) SQL Server
16 111 (24.56%) SQL
17 106 (23.45%) Front Office
18 103 (22.79%) HTML
19 96 (21.24%) Microservices
20 95 (21.02%) CSS
21 91 (20.13%) DevOps
22 88 (19.47%) ASP.NET
23 86 (19.03%) Investment Management
24 85 (18.81%) Hedge funds
25 77 (17.04%) Docker
26 76 (16.81%) Artificial Intelligence
27 75 (16.59%) Derivative
28 73 (16.15%) Vue.js
29 72 (15.93%) Fixed Income
30 71 (15.71%) Fintech

Developer/Software Engineer 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 16 (3.54%) Apache
2 11 (2.43%) CMS
2 11 (2.43%) IIS
3 8 (1.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (1.55%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.66%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.11%) Raiser's Edge
2 3 (0.66%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.44%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 188 (41.59%) AWS
2 133 (29.42%) Azure
3 51 (11.28%) GCP
4 27 (5.97%) OpenShift
5 18 (3.98%) Serverless
6 14 (3.10%) Amazon ECS
6 14 (3.10%) Apigee
6 14 (3.10%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (2.88%) PaaS
8 12 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.55%) SaaS
10 5 (1.11%) GitHub
11 4 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.22%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.22%) Logic Apps
12 1 (0.22%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.88%) HTTP
1 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.22%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (26.55%) SQL Server
2 66 (14.60%) MySQL
3 44 (9.73%) MongoDB
4 36 (7.96%) Redis
5 28 (6.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 28 (6.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 25 (5.53%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (4.87%) NoSQL
8 20 (4.42%) Relational Database
9 15 (3.32%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.66%) Cosmos DB
13 2 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.22%) Big Data
14 1 (0.22%) Power BI
14 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 45 (9.96%) Jenkins
2 34 (7.52%) Git (software)
3 25 (5.53%) Cucumber
4 24 (5.31%) JUnit
5 23 (5.09%) Mocha
6 19 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (4.20%) RStudio
6 19 (4.20%) Travis CI
7 15 (3.32%) Bitbucket
7 15 (3.32%) GitLab
8 14 (3.10%) Artifactory
9 12 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (2.43%) JIRA
10 11 (2.43%) SoapUI
11 9 (1.99%) Moq
11 9 (1.99%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.33%) MSBuild
12 6 (1.33%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.11%) NUnit
13 5 (1.11%) Subversion
General
1 217 (48.01%) Finance
2 106 (23.45%) Front Office
3 58 (12.83%) Banking
4 37 (8.19%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.98%) Aerospace
6 11 (2.43%) Games
7 8 (1.77%) Retail
8 5 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.88%) Electronics
9 4 (0.88%) Law
9 4 (0.88%) Military
10 3 (0.66%) Marketing
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (40.27%) .NET
2 173 (38.27%) Web Services
3 171 (37.83%) React
4 165 (36.50%) AngularJS
5 103 (22.79%) HTML
6 95 (21.02%) CSS
7 88 (19.47%) ASP.NET
8 73 (16.15%) Vue.js
9 60 (13.27%) .NET Core
10 58 (12.83%) Node.js
11 55 (12.17%) .NET Framework
12 41 (9.07%) HTML5
13 37 (8.19%) J2EE
14 31 (6.86%) RESTful
15 29 (6.42%) Jest
16 28 (6.19%) CSS3
16 28 (6.19%) REST
17 27 (5.97%) Swagger
18 25 (5.53%) jQuery
19 23 (5.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 85 (18.81%) Hedge funds
2 75 (16.59%) Derivative
3 72 (15.93%) Fixed Income
4 49 (10.84%) Greenfield Project
5 41 (9.07%) Equities
5 41 (9.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 38 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (5.31%) User Experience
8 12 (2.65%) Algorithms
9 11 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.88%) Acoustics
12 4 (0.88%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.88%) Digital TV
12 4 (0.88%) Fibre Optics
12 4 (0.88%) Media Streaming
12 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.88%) Raspberry Pi
12 4 (0.88%) STB
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.73%) Linux
2 28 (6.19%) Windows
3 9 (1.99%) Unix
4 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.66%) Android
6 1 (0.22%) Android TV
6 1 (0.22%) Solaris
6 1 (0.22%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (97.57%) Software Engineering
2 296 (65.49%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (28.98%) Asset Management
4 96 (21.24%) Microservices
5 91 (20.13%) DevOps
6 86 (19.03%) Investment Management
7 76 (16.81%) Artificial Intelligence
8 71 (15.71%) Fintech
9 66 (14.60%) Scrum
10 62 (13.72%) Machine Learning
11 58 (12.83%) Test Automation
12 42 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (9.07%) Front End Development
13 41 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
14 40 (8.85%) Decision-Making
15 39 (8.63%) MVC
16 38 (8.41%) CQRS
17 37 (8.19%) TDD
18 35 (7.74%) Business Analysis
19 34 (7.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 269 (59.51%) JavaScript
2 193 (42.70%) Java
3 180 (39.82%) C#
4 158 (34.96%) Python
5 111 (24.56%) SQL
6 46 (10.18%) C++
7 35 (7.74%) T-SQL
8 34 (7.52%) F#
9 32 (7.08%) PHP
10 23 (5.09%) Kotlin
11 15 (3.32%) VB
12 14 (3.10%) C
13 12 (2.65%) TypeScript
14 8 (1.77%) Java 8
15 7 (1.55%) Ruby
15 7 (1.55%) VBA
16 6 (1.33%) Scala
17 4 (0.88%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.66%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (6.64%) Degree
2 14 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.21%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.88%) PhD
6 3 (0.66%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.30%) QA
2 19 (4.20%) GDPR
3 7 (1.55%) DICOM
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 77 (17.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 52 (11.50%) Kubernetes
2 19 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.44%) Ansible
3 2 (0.44%) Terraform
4 1 (0.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 50 (11.06%) Google
2 41 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.19%) Oracle
4 8 (1.77%) Adobe
5 6 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.88%) Apple
7 1 (0.22%) New Relic
7 1 (0.22%) Roku
7 1 (0.22%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.22%) Xamarin