Period
to 17 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 535 529 549
Rank change year-on-year -6 +20 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 599 804 812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.55% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 525 721 706
England median annual salary £67,500 £51,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.35% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,479 £26,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £82,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £67,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +35.00% +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 121,312 147,112 157,629
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 96.00% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 97,630 119,510 127,216
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +125 344 £85,000 +33.33% 38
South East -24 84 £50,000 -4.76% 14
North of England -15 56 £50,000 +17.65% 13
South West -38 42 £47,500 +5.56% 6
East of England -33 40 £40,000 -11.11% 11
North West +31 33 £54,500 +14.74% 6
Midlands +12 32 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands +22 19 £40,000 +6.67%
West Midlands +13 13 £50,000 -9.09% 3
North East +19 12 - -
Yorkshire -41 11 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Developer/Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 569 (94.99%) Software Engineering
2 341 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
3 291 (48.58%) Java
4 232 (38.73%) Microservices
5 219 (36.56%) SQL
6 217 (36.23%) Finance
7 205 (34.22%) AWS
8 185 (30.88%) C#
9 170 (28.38%) Python
10 166 (27.71%) JavaScript
11 165 (27.55%) Web Services
12 161 (26.88%) Asset Management
13 156 (26.04%) .NET
14 147 (24.54%) SQL Server
15 130 (21.70%) J2EE
16 121 (20.20%) DevOps
17 116 (19.37%) Test Automation
18 115 (19.20%) CSS
19 109 (18.20%) Oracle
20 108 (18.03%) HTML
21 97 (16.19%) Docker
22 93 (15.53%) R
23 89 (14.86%) Azure
24 88 (14.69%) AngularJS
25 87 (14.52%) TDD
26 82 (13.69%) C++
26 82 (13.69%) Relational Database
27 80 (13.36%) MySQL
28 76 (12.69%) Scrum
29 75 (12.52%) PostgreSQL

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 25 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (4.01%) Oracle Workflow
3 22 (3.67%) Tomcat
4 16 (2.67%) JBoss
5 14 (2.34%) Apache Spark
6 12 (2.00%) NServiceBus
7 7 (1.17%) Apache
7 7 (1.17%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.17%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.00%) IIS
9 4 (0.67%) Drupal
9 4 (0.67%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.50%) nginx
11 2 (0.33%) Confluence
11 2 (0.33%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
1 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 27 (4.51%) Markit EDM
2 24 (4.01%) Front Arena
2 24 (4.01%) thinkFolio
3 6 (1.00%) PolarLake
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 205 (34.22%) AWS
2 89 (14.86%) Azure
3 53 (8.85%) Amazon EC2
4 48 (8.01%) Amazon S3
5 47 (7.85%) Amazon ECS
5 47 (7.85%) Amazon SQS
6 28 (4.67%) AWS Fargate
6 28 (4.67%) GCP
7 26 (4.34%) Serverless
8 21 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
9 19 (3.17%) OpenShift
10 8 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.34%) SaaS
11 6 (1.00%) GitHub
11 6 (1.00%) npm
12 5 (0.83%) Datadog
12 5 (0.83%) Yarn
13 4 (0.67%) IaaS
13 4 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.50%) HTTP
2 7 (1.17%) Internet
3 6 (1.00%) Broadband
3 6 (1.00%) xDSL
4 2 (0.33%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.33%) Wireless
5 1 (0.17%) ATM
5 1 (0.17%) Firewall
5 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.17%) IPv4
5 1 (0.17%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (24.54%) SQL Server
2 82 (13.69%) Relational Database
3 80 (13.36%) MySQL
4 75 (12.52%) PostgreSQL
5 70 (11.69%) Big Data
6 58 (9.68%) RDBMS
7 50 (8.35%) NoSQL
8 45 (7.51%) Amazon Aurora
8 45 (7.51%) MongoDB
9 18 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
9 18 (3.01%) Amazon Redshift
10 17 (2.84%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.50%) Redis
13 6 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (1.00%) BigQuery
13 6 (1.00%) Geospatial Data
13 6 (1.00%) GIS
13 6 (1.00%) JasperReports
14 5 (0.83%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 61 (10.18%) Jenkins
2 57 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 28 (4.67%) JIRA
4 22 (3.67%) GitLab
5 21 (3.51%) webpack
6 18 (3.01%) Artifactory
7 14 (2.34%) TeamCity
8 13 (2.17%) Maven
8 13 (2.17%) Selenium
9 12 (2.00%) Ant
10 11 (1.84%) NUnit
10 11 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (1.67%) IBM UrbanCode
11 10 (1.67%) JUnit
12 9 (1.50%) Subversion
13 8 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.34%) Visual Studio
14 6 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (1.00%) Cucumber
14 6 (1.00%) Hudson
General
1 217 (36.23%) Finance
2 70 (11.69%) Front Office
3 58 (9.68%) Banking
4 40 (6.68%) Games
5 24 (4.01%) Dutch Language
5 24 (4.01%) French Language
5 24 (4.01%) German Language
5 24 (4.01%) Italian Language
5 24 (4.01%) Spanish Language
6 11 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.67%) Retail
8 6 (1.00%) Marketing
9 4 (0.67%) Electronics
9 4 (0.67%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.50%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Law
11 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.33%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (27.55%) Web Services
2 156 (26.04%) .NET
3 130 (21.70%) J2EE
4 115 (19.20%) CSS
5 108 (18.03%) HTML
6 88 (14.69%) AngularJS
7 70 (11.69%) J2SE
8 56 (9.35%) React
9 54 (9.02%) .NET Framework
9 54 (9.02%) ASP.NET
10 53 (8.85%) REST
11 51 (8.51%) RESTful
12 49 (8.18%) gRPC
13 47 (7.85%) Dropwizard
14 46 (7.68%) jQuery
14 46 (7.68%) Node.js
15 44 (7.35%) XML
16 35 (5.84%) Spring
17 33 (5.51%) HTML5
18 32 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 75 (12.52%) Fixed Income
2 60 (10.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 54 (9.02%) Greenfield Project
4 52 (8.68%) Equities
5 45 (7.51%) Pricing Data
6 35 (5.84%) Algorithms
7 32 (5.34%) User Experience
8 31 (5.18%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (5.01%) Derivative
10 27 (4.51%) Reference Data
11 24 (4.01%) Hedge funds
12 20 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
14 16 (2.67%) Virtual Team
15 14 (2.34%) Cloud Native
15 14 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
16 9 (1.50%) Management Information System
17 8 (1.34%) Mobile App
17 8 (1.34%) Robotics
18 6 (1.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 75 (12.52%) Linux
2 47 (7.85%) Windows
3 11 (1.84%) Android
3 11 (1.84%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.67%) Unix
5 2 (0.33%) CentOS
5 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.33%) ThreadX
6 1 (0.17%) AIX
6 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (94.99%) Software Engineering
2 341 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (38.73%) Microservices
4 161 (26.88%) Asset Management
5 121 (20.20%) DevOps
6 116 (19.37%) Test Automation
7 87 (14.52%) TDD
8 76 (12.69%) Scrum
9 73 (12.19%) Analytics
10 66 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (10.35%) Machine Learning
12 58 (9.68%) Data Analytics
13 57 (9.52%) MVC
14 56 (9.35%) Artificial Intelligence
14 56 (9.35%) Computer Science
15 55 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
16 53 (8.85%) Data Management
17 46 (7.68%) OO
18 45 (7.51%) Enterprise Data Management
19 39 (6.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 291 (48.58%) Java
2 219 (36.56%) SQL
3 185 (30.88%) C#
4 170 (28.38%) Python
5 166 (27.71%) JavaScript
6 93 (15.53%) R
7 82 (13.69%) C++
8 32 (5.34%) C
9 29 (4.84%) PHP
10 26 (4.34%) TypeScript
11 21 (3.51%) Scala
12 19 (3.17%) Go
13 18 (3.01%) Java 8
13 18 (3.01%) Ruby
14 15 (2.50%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.84%) Kotlin
16 7 (1.17%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.17%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.17%) VB.NET
17 6 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (11.85%) Degree
2 15 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.67%) Postgraduate
5 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.33%) PhD
7 1 (0.17%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.17%) CCNA
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.17%) CISSP
7 1 (0.17%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.17%) GIAC
7 1 (0.17%) ISEB
7 1 (0.17%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.17%) MCSE
7 1 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.17%) SANS
7 1 (0.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.34%) DICOM
2 3 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 97 (16.19%) Docker
2 8 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.00%) Firmware
4 4 (0.67%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (8.18%) Kubernetes
2 32 (5.34%) Terraform
3 15 (2.50%) Ansible
4 13 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.34%) Puppet
6 5 (0.83%) Control-M
6 5 (0.83%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.83%) Rancher
7 3 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.17%) Automic
8 1 (0.17%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.17%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.17%) MIIS
8 1 (0.17%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 109 (18.20%) Oracle
2 43 (7.18%) Sybase
3 42 (7.01%) Microsoft
4 24 (4.01%) Calypso
4 24 (4.01%) Charles River
4 24 (4.01%) SimCorp
5 22 (3.67%) Google
6 9 (1.50%) Xamarin
7 7 (1.17%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.17%) Bloomberg
8 6 (1.00%) Adobe
8 6 (1.00%) Splunk
9 5 (0.83%) AppDynamics
9 5 (0.83%) CyberArk
9 5 (0.83%) PagerDuty
9 5 (0.83%) Pega
9 5 (0.83%) Zend
10 4 (0.67%) Blue Prism
10 4 (0.67%) Dell
10 4 (0.67%) Tableau