Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 532 522 524
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 772 862 867
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.54% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 702 743 861
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -

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 144,793 160,361 172,008
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 95.90% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 117,695 129,576 145,196
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +21 274 £65,000 +8.33% 22
South East +39 151 £52,500 +9.95% 25
East of England -39 122 £45,000 +3.45% 24
North of England +94 90 £42,500 -5.56% 9
South West -27 88 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Midlands -9 50 £38,975 +8.58% 7
Yorkshire +57 45 £42,500 -5.56% 1
North West +41 40 £47,500 - 7
West Midlands +23 28 £45,000 - 6
East Midlands -15 22 £38,000 +31.03% 1
North East +4 5 £50,000 +53.85% 1
Developer/Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 673 (87.18%) Software Engineering
2 462 (59.84%) Java
3 433 (56.09%) Agile Software Development
4 397 (51.42%) C#
5 251 (32.51%) JavaScript
6 244 (31.61%) Python
7 238 (30.83%) C++
8 198 (25.65%) .NET
9 192 (24.87%) Finance
10 191 (24.74%) SQL
11 175 (22.67%) AngularJS
12 173 (22.41%) TDD
13 169 (21.89%) Amazon AWS
14 150 (19.43%) OO
15 144 (18.65%) DevOps
16 142 (18.39%) HTML
17 139 (18.01%) CSS
18 131 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
19 126 (16.32%) Scrum
20 120 (15.54%) Jenkins
21 117 (15.16%) React
21 117 (15.16%) PhD
22 116 (15.03%) Web Services
23 115 (14.90%) Computer Science
24 114 (14.77%) SQL Server
24 114 (14.77%) Linux
25 107 (13.86%) Microservices
26 105 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
27 104 (13.47%) Test Automation
28 101 (13.08%) Docker

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 55 (7.12%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (3.89%) Apache
3 24 (3.11%) IIS
4 16 (2.07%) nginx
5 14 (1.81%) Confluence
6 13 (1.68%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.30%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.04%) Drupal
8 8 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.91%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.78%) eZ Publish
10 6 (0.78%) WordPress
11 5 (0.65%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.52%) CMS
13 3 (0.39%) Jetty
14 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.26%) Ethereum
14 2 (0.26%) Kentico
14 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
15 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Actimize
1 3 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.26%) Front Arena
2 2 (0.26%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.26%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.13%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.13%) Ripple
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 169 (21.89%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (3.24%) GitHub
5 22 (2.85%) SaaS
6 13 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (1.55%) PaaS
8 10 (1.30%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 8 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.65%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.65%) npm
12 4 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.52%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.39%) FinancialForce
13 3 (0.39%) Office 365
13 3 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.94%) Internet
2 6 (0.78%) ATM
2 6 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.65%) AMQP
3 5 (0.65%) HTTP
4 4 (0.52%) Intranet
5 2 (0.26%) SMS
6 1 (0.13%) Broadband
6 1 (0.13%) CDMA
6 1 (0.13%) DNS
6 1 (0.13%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.13%) FTP
6 1 (0.13%) GSM
6 1 (0.13%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.13%) LTE
6 1 (0.13%) MQTT
6 1 (0.13%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 73 (9.46%) NoSQL
3 51 (6.61%) MySQL
3 51 (6.61%) Relational Database
4 39 (5.05%) MongoDB
5 37 (4.79%) Big Data
6 31 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (2.85%) Redis
9 20 (2.59%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.07%) RDBMS
11 14 (1.81%) Apache Hive
12 9 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.91%) Cosmos DB
14 6 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
16 3 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (0.39%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 120 (15.54%) Jenkins
2 95 (12.31%) Git (software)
3 64 (8.29%) JIRA
4 52 (6.74%) TeamCity
5 46 (5.96%) Maven
6 38 (4.92%) Selenium
7 33 (4.27%) Visual Studio
8 32 (4.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 29 (3.76%) Octopus Deploy
9 29 (3.76%) WebDriver
10 28 (3.63%) JUnit
10 28 (3.63%) SoapUI
11 24 (3.11%) Bitbucket
11 24 (3.11%) SpecFlow
12 23 (2.98%) Cucumber
12 23 (2.98%) NUnit
12 23 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (2.85%) Subversion
14 21 (2.72%) Vagrant
15 19 (2.46%) MSBuild
General
1 192 (24.87%) Finance
2 39 (5.05%) Front Office
3 35 (4.53%) Games
4 23 (2.98%) Retail
5 19 (2.46%) Marketing
6 18 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.07%) Publishing
8 15 (1.94%) Automotive
8 15 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.81%) Aerospace
10 12 (1.55%) Back Office
10 12 (1.55%) Electronics
11 9 (1.17%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.78%) Banking
13 5 (0.65%) Law
14 4 (0.52%) Military
15 2 (0.26%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.13%) French Language
16 1 (0.13%) German Language
16 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (25.65%) .NET
2 175 (22.67%) AngularJS
3 142 (18.39%) HTML
4 139 (18.01%) CSS
5 117 (15.16%) React
6 116 (15.03%) Web Services
7 87 (11.27%) ASP.NET
8 76 (9.84%) RESTful
9 73 (9.46%) REST
10 69 (8.94%) Spring
11 61 (7.90%) Node.js
12 57 (7.38%) Natural Language Processing
13 56 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
14 53 (6.87%) TensorFlow
15 49 (6.35%) HTML5
16 47 (6.09%) jQuery
16 47 (6.09%) XML
17 44 (5.70%) J2EE
18 40 (5.18%) JSON
19 38 (4.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 115 (14.90%) Computer Science
2 69 (8.94%) Algorithms
3 67 (8.68%) Greenfield Project
4 40 (5.18%) Fixed Income
5 39 (5.05%) User Experience
6 35 (4.53%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (4.27%) Hedge funds
8 31 (4.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 30 (3.89%) Equities
10 27 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (3.24%) Fintech
12 21 (2.72%) Derivative
12 21 (2.72%) Robotics
13 17 (2.20%) Data Structures
14 16 (2.07%) Smart City
15 14 (1.81%) Mobile App
16 13 (1.68%) Wiki
17 12 (1.55%) Cloud Native
17 12 (1.55%) Public Cloud
18 9 (1.17%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 114 (14.77%) Linux
2 60 (7.77%) Windows
3 28 (3.63%) Android
4 23 (2.98%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.46%) Unix
6 15 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.81%) CentOS
8 3 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.13%) Debian
10 1 (0.13%) Robot Operating System
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (87.18%) Software Engineering
2 433 (56.09%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (22.41%) TDD
4 150 (19.43%) OO
5 144 (18.65%) DevOps
6 131 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
7 126 (16.32%) Scrum
8 107 (13.86%) Microservices
9 104 (13.47%) Test Automation
10 96 (12.44%) MVC
11 94 (12.18%) Mathematics
12 85 (11.01%) Artificial Intelligence
12 85 (11.01%) Multithreading
13 84 (10.88%) Open Source
14 73 (9.46%) Continuous Delivery
15 72 (9.33%) Machine Learning
16 71 (9.20%) BDD
17 56 (7.25%) SDLC
18 55 (7.12%) Deep Learning
18 55 (7.12%) Distributed Algorithms
Programming Languages
1 462 (59.84%) Java
2 397 (51.42%) C#
3 251 (32.51%) JavaScript
4 244 (31.61%) Python
5 238 (30.83%) C++
6 191 (24.74%) SQL
7 92 (11.92%) C
8 61 (7.90%) PHP
9 46 (5.96%) Scala
10 41 (5.31%) Java 8
10 41 (5.31%) PowerShell
11 39 (5.05%) T-SQL
12 25 (3.24%) Go
12 25 (3.24%) Ruby
13 24 (3.11%) PL/SQL
14 21 (2.72%) TypeScript
15 17 (2.20%) VB.NET
16 12 (1.55%) Objective-C
17 10 (1.30%) Kotlin
17 10 (1.30%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 117 (15.16%) PhD
2 72 (9.33%) Degree
3 54 (6.99%) MPhil
4 21 (2.72%) Security Cleared
5 19 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.52%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.52%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.20%) QA
2 4 (0.52%) DICOM
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 101 (13.08%) Docker
2 26 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.26%) vSphere
4 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 42 (5.44%) Kubernetes
2 34 (4.40%) Ansible
3 27 (3.50%) Terraform
4 4 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.52%) Puppet
5 2 (0.26%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.26%) Salt
6 1 (0.13%) Ambari
6 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 58 (7.51%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.96%) Google
3 26 (3.37%) Oracle
4 18 (2.33%) Talend
5 17 (2.20%) Red Hat
6 12 (1.55%) SAP
7 8 (1.04%) Charles River
8 6 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.65%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.52%) Twitter
11 3 (0.39%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.39%) Birst
11 3 (0.39%) Facebook
11 3 (0.39%) Sybase
11 3 (0.39%) Tableau
12 2 (0.26%) Calypso
12 2 (0.26%) SimCorp
12 2 (0.26%) VMware
12 2 (0.26%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.26%) Zend