Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 502 576 550
Rank change year-on-year +74 -26 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 852 758 872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.46% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.48% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 738 671 867
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,250 £26,000 £28,400
90th Percentile £79,125 £72,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 150,459 158,964 175,460
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.14% 95.98% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 122,207 128,306 148,958
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer/Software Engineer in England

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Developer/Software Engineer in England

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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 18 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 +119 299 £62,500 +4.17% 25
East of England +18 179 £45,000 +12.50% 17
South East -16 137 £50,000 +11.11% 22
North of England +54 101 £45,000 +12.50% 9
South West -5 93 £45,000 +21.62% 10
Yorkshire +51 51 £42,500 - 3
North West +37 48 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Midlands -5 46 £50,000 +21.21% 11
East Midlands -5 24 £38,000 -10.59% 5
West Midlands +15 22 £63,750 +90.30% 6
North East -28 2 £50,000 +33.33%
Developer/Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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.

1 750 (88.03%) Software Engineering
2 512 (60.09%) Java
3 487 (57.16%) Agile Software Development
4 407 (47.77%) C#
5 300 (35.21%) JavaScript
6 252 (29.58%) AngularJS
7 247 (28.99%) Python
8 230 (27.00%) .NET
9 228 (26.76%) C++
10 215 (25.23%) SQL
11 214 (25.12%) TDD
12 210 (24.65%) Amazon AWS
13 205 (24.06%) Finance
14 188 (22.07%) Continuous Integration
15 185 (21.71%) Scrum
15 185 (21.71%) React
16 171 (20.07%) DevOps
17 170 (19.95%) HTML
18 162 (19.01%) OO
19 157 (18.43%) Web Services
20 154 (18.08%) Docker
21 150 (17.61%) CSS
22 147 (17.25%) Microservices
23 140 (16.43%) SQL Server
24 136 (15.96%) Microsoft Azure
25 131 (15.38%) Test Automation
25 131 (15.38%) Jenkins
26 116 (13.62%) Linux
27 114 (13.38%) Computer Science
28 109 (12.79%) Git (software)

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 68 (7.98%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (3.05%) Apache
3 18 (2.11%) IIS
3 18 (2.11%) OpenStack
4 16 (1.88%) Confluence
4 16 (1.88%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.41%) nginx
6 10 (1.17%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.94%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.82%) WordPress
9 6 (0.70%) CMS
9 6 (0.70%) Drupal
10 4 (0.47%) eZ Publish
11 3 (0.35%) Jetty
11 3 (0.35%) Mule
11 3 (0.35%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.23%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.12%) Blender
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Actimize
1 3 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.23%) Front Arena
2 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.12%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.12%) Ripple
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 210 (24.65%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (15.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (6.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 35 (4.11%) GitHub
5 24 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (2.58%) Amazon S3
6 22 (2.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 20 (2.35%) SaaS
8 12 (1.41%) PaaS
9 8 (0.94%) FinancialForce
10 6 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
10 6 (0.70%) Serverless
11 5 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.59%) npm
12 4 (0.47%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.35%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.76%) Internet
2 11 (1.29%) HTTP
3 10 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.06%) AMQP
5 3 (0.35%) ATM
5 3 (0.35%) SMS
6 2 (0.23%) SSH
7 1 (0.12%) Broadband
7 1 (0.12%) CDMA
7 1 (0.12%) DNS
7 1 (0.12%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.12%) FTP
7 1 (0.12%) GSM
7 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.12%) Intranet
7 1 (0.12%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.12%) LTE
7 1 (0.12%) MQTT
7 1 (0.12%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (16.43%) SQL Server
2 74 (8.69%) NoSQL
3 60 (7.04%) Relational Database
4 46 (5.40%) MySQL
5 45 (5.28%) Big Data
6 31 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 30 (3.52%) MongoDB
8 29 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (3.17%) Redis
10 19 (2.23%) Hadoop
10 19 (2.23%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.53%) Apache Hive
12 9 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
15 6 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
15 6 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.70%) Pentaho
16 5 (0.59%) Amazon QuickSight
Development Applications
1 131 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 109 (12.79%) Git (software)
3 75 (8.80%) JIRA
4 59 (6.92%) Maven
4 59 (6.92%) TeamCity
5 54 (6.34%) Selenium
6 46 (5.40%) Visual Studio
7 43 (5.05%) Vagrant
8 39 (4.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 38 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 36 (4.23%) JUnit
11 35 (4.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 35 (4.11%) SpecFlow
11 35 (4.11%) WebDriver
12 34 (3.99%) SoapUI
13 30 (3.52%) Cucumber
14 25 (2.93%) Bitbucket
14 25 (2.93%) Subversion
15 23 (2.70%) NUnit
16 21 (2.46%) ReSharper
General
1 205 (24.06%) Finance
2 47 (5.52%) Front Office
3 35 (4.11%) Games
4 25 (2.93%) Retail
5 23 (2.70%) Marketing
6 21 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.35%) Aerospace
7 20 (2.35%) Automotive
8 17 (2.00%) Electronics
9 16 (1.88%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.29%) Back Office
11 9 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.06%) Publishing
12 7 (0.82%) Law
12 7 (0.82%) Military
13 6 (0.70%) Banking
14 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.12%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (29.58%) AngularJS
2 230 (27.00%) .NET
3 185 (21.71%) React
4 170 (19.95%) HTML
5 157 (18.43%) Web Services
6 150 (17.61%) CSS
7 107 (12.56%) Spring
8 95 (11.15%) ASP.NET
9 92 (10.80%) RESTful
10 84 (9.86%) REST
11 82 (9.62%) J2EE
12 75 (8.80%) HTML5
13 72 (8.45%) Node.js
14 63 (7.39%) .NET Framework
15 57 (6.69%) XML
16 55 (6.46%) jQuery
17 52 (6.10%) J2SE
17 52 (6.10%) Natural Language Processing
18 50 (5.87%) ASP.NET Web API
18 50 (5.87%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 114 (13.38%) Computer Science
2 79 (9.27%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (8.10%) Algorithms
4 47 (5.52%) User Experience
5 46 (5.40%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (5.05%) Hedge funds
7 32 (3.76%) Fixed Income
8 27 (3.17%) Fintech
9 23 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (2.58%) Equities
11 21 (2.46%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.76%) Derivative
13 14 (1.64%) Public Cloud
14 13 (1.53%) Data Structures
15 11 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
15 11 (1.29%) Wiki
16 10 (1.17%) Blog
17 9 (1.06%) Exotic Derivative
17 9 (1.06%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 116 (13.62%) Linux
2 69 (8.10%) Windows
3 26 (3.05%) Android
4 23 (2.70%) Unix
5 21 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.53%) CentOS
6 13 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.35%) Debian
9 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 750 (88.03%) Software Engineering
2 487 (57.16%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (25.12%) TDD
4 188 (22.07%) Continuous Integration
5 185 (21.71%) Scrum
6 171 (20.07%) DevOps
7 162 (19.01%) OO
8 147 (17.25%) Microservices
9 131 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 107 (12.56%) Open Source
11 103 (12.09%) Continuous Delivery
12 100 (11.74%) MVC
13 99 (11.62%) Multithreading
14 92 (10.80%) Mathematics
15 88 (10.33%) Pair Programming
16 77 (9.04%) Mentoring
17 76 (8.92%) Artificial Intelligence
17 76 (8.92%) BDD
18 70 (8.22%) Configuration Management
18 70 (8.22%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 512 (60.09%) Java
2 407 (47.77%) C#
3 300 (35.21%) JavaScript
4 247 (28.99%) Python
5 228 (26.76%) C++
6 215 (25.23%) SQL
7 102 (11.97%) C
8 65 (7.63%) PHP
9 63 (7.39%) Java 8
10 61 (7.16%) Scala
11 45 (5.28%) T-SQL
12 40 (4.69%) Ruby
13 37 (4.34%) PowerShell
14 29 (3.40%) R
15 28 (3.29%) Go
16 20 (2.35%) PL/SQL
17 18 (2.11%) VB.NET
18 15 (1.76%) TypeScript
19 10 (1.17%) MATLAB
19 10 (1.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 95 (11.15%) PhD
2 83 (9.74%) Degree
3 29 (3.40%) Security Cleared
4 21 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (2.23%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.70%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.59%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.23%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.05%) QA
2 8 (0.94%) GCP
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 154 (18.08%) Docker
2 15 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.23%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.23%) HDFS
4 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) Varnish
5 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 62 (7.28%) Terraform
2 52 (6.10%) Kubernetes
3 38 (4.46%) Ansible
4 5 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.35%) Puppet
6 2 (0.23%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.12%) Ambari
7 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 69 (8.10%) Google
2 46 (5.40%) Microsoft
3 38 (4.46%) Oracle
4 18 (2.11%) Red Hat
5 13 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.53%) Talend
6 12 (1.41%) SAP
7 8 (0.94%) Charles River
8 6 (0.70%) VMware
9 5 (0.59%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.59%) Birst
9 5 (0.59%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.35%) Adobe
10 3 (0.35%) Apple
10 3 (0.35%) IBM
10 3 (0.35%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.35%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.35%) Twitter
11 2 (0.23%) Calypso
11 2 (0.23%) Zend