Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 543 513 525
Rank change year-on-year -30 +12 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 679 890 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.55% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.57% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 628 769 848
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -3.23%
10th Percentile £32,275 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 135,078 156,592 161,625
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 96.14% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 109,113 128,186 135,580
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,296 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 January 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 18 January 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 -34 236 £60,000 - 22
South East +39 145 £52,500 +5.00% 28
East of England -46 106 £45,000 +3.45% 12
North of England +87 87 £42,500 -5.56% 12
South West -6 63 £47,500 +5.56% 23
Yorkshire +36 44 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Midlands +22 42 £36,500 +4.29% 5
North West +46 36 £45,000 -5.26% 7
West Midlands +41 28 £28,500 -18.57% 1
East Midlands -4 14 £37,500 +29.31% 4
North East +17 7 £52,500 +23.53%
Developer/Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 580 (85.42%) Software Engineering
2 405 (59.65%) Java
3 365 (53.76%) C#
4 352 (51.84%) Agile Software Development
5 226 (33.28%) JavaScript
6 222 (32.70%) C++
7 217 (31.96%) Python
8 202 (29.75%) .NET
9 187 (27.54%) SQL
10 151 (22.24%) Finance
11 140 (20.62%) TDD
12 125 (18.41%) Computer Science
13 123 (18.11%) CSS
14 115 (16.94%) Amazon AWS
14 115 (16.94%) Linux
15 114 (16.79%) DevOps
16 113 (16.64%) OO
17 110 (16.20%) HTML
17 110 (16.20%) Test Automation
18 109 (16.05%) Jenkins
19 106 (15.61%) AngularJS
20 100 (14.73%) ASP.NET
20 100 (14.73%) Degree
21 99 (14.58%) Git (software)
22 97 (14.29%) PhD
23 96 (14.14%) MVC
24 95 (13.99%) SQL Server
25 87 (12.81%) Microservices
26 86 (12.67%) Mathematics
27 85 (12.52%) Scrum

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 58 (8.54%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (4.42%) IIS
3 19 (2.80%) Apache
4 18 (2.65%) Oracle Workflow
5 16 (2.36%) Apache Spark
6 15 (2.21%) nginx
7 14 (2.06%) CMS
8 13 (1.91%) Confluence
9 11 (1.62%) Drupal
10 10 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (1.47%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.18%) WordPress
12 7 (1.03%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.88%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.74%) eZ Publish
14 5 (0.74%) SharePoint
15 4 (0.59%) Kentico
16 3 (0.44%) JBoss
16 3 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Shopify
2 3 (0.44%) Actimize
2 3 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.15%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 115 (16.94%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (2.21%) GitHub
5 12 (1.77%) SaaS
6 10 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (1.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 8 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.03%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.74%) Apigee
11 5 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.74%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.74%) Serverless
12 4 (0.59%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.44%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.44%) Office 365
13 3 (0.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.18%) Internet
2 6 (0.88%) ATM
2 6 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.44%) AMQP
3 3 (0.44%) HTTP
3 3 (0.44%) Intranet
4 1 (0.15%) Broadband
4 1 (0.15%) DHCP
4 1 (0.15%) DNS
4 1 (0.15%) IPv4
4 1 (0.15%) MQTT
4 1 (0.15%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 63 (9.28%) NoSQL
3 52 (7.66%) Big Data
4 45 (6.63%) MongoDB
5 41 (6.04%) Relational Database
6 35 (5.15%) MySQL
7 34 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
8 30 (4.42%) Hadoop
8 30 (4.42%) Redis
9 22 (3.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.91%) Apache Hive
11 8 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (1.03%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.88%) Cosmos DB
14 5 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 109 (16.05%) Jenkins
2 99 (14.58%) Git (software)
3 60 (8.84%) JIRA
4 45 (6.63%) Maven
5 43 (6.33%) Selenium
6 38 (5.60%) TeamCity
7 29 (4.27%) Visual Studio
7 29 (4.27%) WebDriver
8 28 (4.12%) SoapUI
9 26 (3.83%) Cucumber
9 26 (3.83%) NUnit
9 26 (3.83%) SpecFlow
10 24 (3.53%) JUnit
11 22 (3.24%) Subversion
12 21 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (2.36%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.91%) Mercurial
15 12 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
16 11 (1.62%) EasyMock
16 11 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 151 (22.24%) Finance
2 48 (7.07%) Front Office
3 42 (6.19%) Games
4 26 (3.83%) Banking
5 18 (2.65%) Publishing
6 16 (2.36%) Retail
7 13 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.77%) Marketing
9 8 (1.18%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.18%) Automotive
9 8 (1.18%) Electronics
10 3 (0.44%) Back Office
10 3 (0.44%) Military
11 2 (0.29%) Law
11 2 (0.29%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (29.75%) .NET
2 123 (18.11%) CSS
3 110 (16.20%) HTML
4 106 (15.61%) AngularJS
5 100 (14.73%) ASP.NET
6 77 (11.34%) Web Services
7 69 (10.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 68 (10.01%) RESTful
8 68 (10.01%) XML
9 59 (8.69%) REST
10 57 (8.39%) React
11 55 (8.10%) Node.js
12 47 (6.92%) .NET Framework
13 46 (6.77%) JSON
14 44 (6.48%) Natural Language Processing
14 44 (6.48%) Spring
15 41 (6.04%) TensorFlow
16 34 (5.01%) jQuery
17 32 (4.71%) HTML5
18 28 (4.12%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.98%) Algorithms
2 45 (6.63%) Greenfield Project
3 39 (5.74%) Hedge funds
4 37 (5.45%) Fixed Income
5 34 (5.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 33 (4.86%) Derivative
6 33 (4.86%) Equities
7 23 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (3.24%) Robotics
9 21 (3.09%) User Experience
10 19 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (2.50%) Smart City
12 16 (2.36%) Cloud Native
13 15 (2.21%) Mobile App
14 14 (2.06%) Data Structures
14 14 (2.06%) Fintech
15 13 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
16 10 (1.47%) Wiki
17 8 (1.18%) Client/Server
18 7 (1.03%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 115 (16.94%) Linux
2 73 (10.75%) Windows
3 33 (4.86%) Android
4 25 (3.68%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.06%) Unix
6 12 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.62%) CentOS
8 3 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.15%) Debian
10 1 (0.15%) Robot Operating System
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (85.42%) Software Engineering
2 352 (51.84%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (20.62%) TDD
4 125 (18.41%) Computer Science
5 114 (16.79%) DevOps
6 113 (16.64%) OO
7 110 (16.20%) Test Automation
8 96 (14.14%) MVC
9 87 (12.81%) Microservices
10 86 (12.67%) Mathematics
11 85 (12.52%) Scrum
12 80 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
13 73 (10.75%) Multithreading
14 68 (10.01%) BDD
15 64 (9.43%) Artificial Intelligence
16 55 (8.10%) Test Scripting
17 54 (7.95%) SDET
18 53 (7.81%) API Testing
18 53 (7.81%) Machine Learning
19 52 (7.66%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 405 (59.65%) Java
2 365 (53.76%) C#
3 226 (33.28%) JavaScript
4 222 (32.70%) C++
5 217 (31.96%) Python
6 187 (27.54%) SQL
7 84 (12.37%) C
8 52 (7.66%) PHP
9 34 (5.01%) PowerShell
10 29 (4.27%) Scala
11 27 (3.98%) T-SQL
11 27 (3.98%) TypeScript
12 25 (3.68%) Java 8
12 25 (3.68%) PL/SQL
12 25 (3.68%) Ruby
13 21 (3.09%) Go
14 15 (2.21%) Objective-C
15 12 (1.77%) Apple Swift
16 11 (1.62%) VB.NET
17 10 (1.47%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 100 (14.73%) Degree
2 97 (14.29%) PhD
3 41 (6.04%) MPhil
4 29 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.06%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.33%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.59%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.44%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.62%) DICOM
2 8 (1.18%) QA
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 59 (8.69%) Docker
2 33 (4.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.15%) Firmware
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (4.71%) Kubernetes
2 22 (3.24%) Ansible
3 13 (1.91%) Terraform
4 12 (1.77%) Puppet
5 9 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.44%) Salt
7 2 (0.29%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 65 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 47 (6.92%) Oracle
3 38 (5.60%) Google
4 15 (2.21%) Talend
5 12 (1.77%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.47%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.18%) IBM
8 7 (1.03%) SaltStack
8 7 (1.03%) SAP
9 6 (0.88%) Charles River
9 6 (0.88%) Facebook
9 6 (0.88%) Sybase
10 5 (0.74%) Adobe
10 5 (0.74%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.74%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.59%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.44%) Tableau
13 2 (0.29%) Apple
13 2 (0.29%) Teradata