Period
to 25 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 468 554 577
Rank change year-on-year +86 +23 -85
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 976 771 882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.49% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 817 701 912
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -13.27% +15.29%

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 156,716 156,949 182,164
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 96.27% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 128,122 130,188 154,703
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +103 334 £62,500 +8.70% 21
East of England +49 236 £45,000 +12.50% 17
South East -8 170 £45,000 - 30
North of England +28 98 £45,000 +12.50% 19
South West -10 97 £45,000 +7.14% 14
Yorkshire +50 50 £45,000 +12.50% 14
North West -16 47 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Midlands -11 43 £50,000 +25.00% 7
West Midlands +14 25 £65,000 +150.00% 4
East Midlands -9 18 £48,750 +9.55% 3
North East -25 1 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Developer/Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 885 (90.68%) Software Engineering
2 544 (55.74%) Java
3 524 (53.69%) Agile Software Development
4 394 (40.37%) C#
5 358 (36.68%) JavaScript
6 319 (32.68%) AngularJS
7 277 (28.38%) .NET
8 253 (25.92%) Python
8 253 (25.92%) TDD
8 253 (25.92%) Amazon AWS
9 243 (24.90%) Continuous Integration
10 238 (24.39%) SQL
11 237 (24.28%) C++
12 224 (22.95%) React
13 222 (22.75%) HTML
14 219 (22.44%) Finance
15 213 (21.82%) Scrum
16 206 (21.11%) Web Services
17 199 (20.39%) Microservices
18 192 (19.67%) CSS
19 190 (19.47%) DevOps
20 182 (18.65%) Microsoft Azure
21 175 (17.93%) SQL Server
22 166 (17.01%) Docker
23 154 (15.78%) OO
24 153 (15.68%) Linux
25 142 (14.55%) RESTful
26 139 (14.24%) Test Automation
27 138 (14.14%) Computer Science
28 136 (13.93%) Degree

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 70 (7.17%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 20 (2.05%) Apache
4 17 (1.74%) OpenStack
5 16 (1.64%) Apache Spark
6 14 (1.43%) Confluence
7 12 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.02%) CMS
9 9 (0.92%) Apache Solr
9 9 (0.92%) IIS
9 9 (0.92%) nginx
10 7 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.72%) WordPress
11 5 (0.51%) Mule
12 4 (0.41%) JBoss
12 4 (0.41%) Jetty
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.31%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.20%) Alfresco
14 2 (0.20%) Kentico
Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.10%) Blender
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Front Arena
1 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
1 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
1 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.10%) Kondor
2 1 (0.10%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 253 (25.92%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (18.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (7.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 53 (5.43%) Amazon EC2
4 53 (5.43%) Amazon S3
5 46 (4.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 34 (3.48%) GitHub
7 26 (2.66%) SaaS
8 15 (1.54%) PaaS
9 7 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (0.72%) FinancialForce
9 7 (0.72%) Serverless
10 6 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.31%) Firebase
13 2 (0.20%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.20%) npm
14 1 (0.10%) Office 365
14 1 (0.10%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.87%) TCP/IP
2 21 (2.15%) HTTP
3 12 (1.23%) Internet
4 10 (1.02%) AMQP
5 8 (0.82%) SMS
6 4 (0.41%) SSH
7 2 (0.20%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.10%) CDMA
8 1 (0.10%) DNS
8 1 (0.10%) GSM
8 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.10%) Intranet
8 1 (0.10%) LTE
8 1 (0.10%) SSL
8 1 (0.10%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 69 (7.07%) Relational Database
3 63 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 54 (5.53%) MySQL
5 49 (5.02%) Big Data
6 46 (4.71%) MongoDB
7 28 (2.87%) Redis
8 25 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 23 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (2.36%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.74%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.02%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (0.72%) Blockchain
14 7 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.61%) Pentaho
16 5 (0.51%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 129 (13.22%) Git (software)
2 113 (11.58%) Jenkins
3 87 (8.91%) Maven
4 74 (7.58%) JIRA
5 68 (6.97%) Selenium
6 51 (5.23%) TeamCity
6 51 (5.23%) Visual Studio
7 43 (4.41%) Vagrant
8 42 (4.30%) Octopus Deploy
9 40 (4.10%) WebDriver
10 38 (3.89%) SoapUI
11 37 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 35 (3.59%) JUnit
12 35 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 33 (3.38%) Cucumber
13 33 (3.38%) Subversion
14 29 (2.97%) SpecFlow
15 22 (2.25%) ReSharper
16 20 (2.05%) Ant
17 19 (1.95%) Eclipse
General
1 219 (22.44%) Finance
2 38 (3.89%) Front Office
3 33 (3.38%) Marketing
4 31 (3.18%) Electronics
5 29 (2.97%) Manufacturing
6 28 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.56%) Retail
8 19 (1.95%) Aerospace
8 19 (1.95%) Automotive
9 16 (1.64%) Games
10 10 (1.02%) Law
11 8 (0.82%) Banking
12 7 (0.72%) Back Office
12 7 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.72%) Military
13 4 (0.41%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.41%) Publishing
14 1 (0.10%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (32.68%) AngularJS
2 277 (28.38%) .NET
3 224 (22.95%) React
4 222 (22.75%) HTML
5 206 (21.11%) Web Services
6 192 (19.67%) CSS
7 142 (14.55%) RESTful
8 131 (13.42%) Spring
9 126 (12.91%) J2EE
10 109 (11.17%) ASP.NET
11 97 (9.94%) HTML5
12 90 (9.22%) .NET Framework
13 86 (8.81%) XML
14 82 (8.40%) REST
15 75 (7.68%) jQuery
16 73 (7.48%) J2SE
17 63 (6.45%) Node.js
18 57 (5.84%) D3.js
19 54 (5.53%) CSS3
19 54 (5.53%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 138 (14.14%) Computer Science
2 66 (6.76%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (5.84%) Algorithms
5 51 (5.23%) User Experience
6 39 (4.00%) Hedge funds
7 32 (3.28%) Fintech
8 31 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (2.87%) Mobile App
10 26 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (1.64%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.33%) Fixed Income
12 13 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (1.13%) Equities
14 10 (1.02%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.92%) Derivative
16 8 (0.82%) Blog
17 7 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
17 7 (0.72%) iPad
17 7 (0.72%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 153 (15.68%) Linux
2 77 (7.89%) Windows
3 33 (3.38%) Unix
4 27 (2.77%) Apple iOS
5 24 (2.46%) Android
6 7 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (0.51%) CentOS
8 4 (0.41%) Debian
8 4 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.10%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 885 (90.68%) Software Engineering
2 524 (53.69%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (25.92%) TDD
4 243 (24.90%) Continuous Integration
5 213 (21.82%) Scrum
6 199 (20.39%) Microservices
7 190 (19.47%) DevOps
8 154 (15.78%) OO
9 139 (14.24%) Test Automation
10 132 (13.52%) Open Source
11 112 (11.48%) MVC
12 106 (10.86%) Pair Programming
13 102 (10.45%) Mentoring
14 99 (10.14%) Continuous Delivery
15 95 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
16 90 (9.22%) Mathematics
17 89 (9.12%) Continuous Deployment
18 86 (8.81%) Front End Development
19 82 (8.40%) CQRS
20 77 (7.89%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 544 (55.74%) Java
2 394 (40.37%) C#
3 358 (36.68%) JavaScript
4 253 (25.92%) Python
5 238 (24.39%) SQL
6 237 (24.28%) C++
7 118 (12.09%) C
8 80 (8.20%) Java 8
9 74 (7.58%) Scala
10 68 (6.97%) PHP
11 64 (6.56%) Ruby
12 39 (4.00%) T-SQL
13 36 (3.69%) R
14 33 (3.38%) PowerShell
15 29 (2.97%) Go
16 16 (1.64%) TypeScript
17 15 (1.54%) VB.NET
17 15 (1.54%) XPath
18 14 (1.43%) Bash Shell
19 13 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 136 (13.93%) Degree
2 63 (6.45%) PhD
3 42 (4.30%) Security Cleared
4 35 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (2.56%) Sun Certification
6 23 (2.36%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.92%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.20%) HNC
9 2 (0.20%) HND
9 2 (0.20%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.59%) QA
2 7 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.20%) GCP
4 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.10%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.10%) MiFID
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 166 (17.01%) Docker
2 5 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.20%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.20%) HDFS
3 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.20%) LXC
4 1 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 95 (9.73%) Terraform
2 68 (6.97%) Kubernetes
3 30 (3.07%) Ansible
4 4 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.41%) Puppet
5 3 (0.31%) HAProxy
5 3 (0.31%) Rancher
6 2 (0.20%) Grafana
7 1 (0.10%) Ambari
7 1 (0.10%) Fluentd
7 1 (0.10%) Graphite
7 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.10%) logstash
7 1 (0.10%) Packer
7 1 (0.10%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.10%) SCCM
7 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 105 (10.76%) Google
2 58 (5.94%) Oracle
3 53 (5.43%) Microsoft
4 21 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (1.43%) SAP
6 10 (1.02%) Adobe
7 9 (0.92%) Red Hat
8 6 (0.61%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.61%) VMware
9 5 (0.51%) Birst
9 5 (0.51%) MuleSoft
9 5 (0.51%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.41%) Aquila
10 4 (0.41%) Talend
11 3 (0.31%) Apple
11 3 (0.31%) New Relic
11 3 (0.31%) Perforce
11 3 (0.31%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.31%) Twitter
12 2 (0.20%) Charles River