Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 499 501 501
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 885 855 1,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.51% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.53% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 764 837 1,105
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £24,850
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

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 155,960 160,760 188,119
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.48% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 127,712 134,832 158,739
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 £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +38 329 £60,000 +9.09% 30
East of England +60 216 £43,500 +2.35% 20
South East -13 131 £50,000 +11.11% 37
South West +51 109 £45,000 - 12
Midlands +47 63 £35,000 -22.22% 1
East Midlands +44 40 £29,000 -20.00% 1
North of England -118 38 £47,500 +26.67% 18
West Midlands +11 23 £35,000 -22.22%
Yorkshire -43 21 £45,000 +20.00% 8
North West -52 14 £47,500 - 10
North East -26 3 £42,500 +21.43%
Developer/Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Developer/Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Developer/Software Engineer in the job title.

1 829 (93.67%) Software Engineering
2 472 (53.33%) Java
3 445 (50.28%) Agile Software Development
4 404 (45.65%) C#
5 400 (45.20%) JavaScript
6 275 (31.07%) .NET
7 273 (30.85%) SQL
8 247 (27.91%) C++
9 226 (25.54%) Python
10 222 (25.08%) HTML
11 210 (23.73%) Degree
12 209 (23.62%) TDD
13 203 (22.94%) SQL Server
14 199 (22.49%) Linux
15 195 (22.03%) AngularJS
16 190 (21.47%) Computer Science
17 186 (21.02%) Web Services
18 181 (20.45%) CSS
19 171 (19.32%) Scrum
20 159 (17.97%) ASP.NET
21 156 (17.63%) OO
22 154 (17.40%) Spring
23 151 (17.06%) RESTful
23 151 (17.06%) MVC
24 144 (16.27%) Microservices
25 141 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
26 137 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
27 128 (14.46%) XML
28 126 (14.24%) Finance
29 125 (14.12%) Open Source

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 35 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (2.03%) Apache
3 17 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 14 (1.58%) IIS
5 13 (1.47%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.13%) Confluence
8 8 (0.90%) DNN
8 8 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.68%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.56%) Alfresco
10 5 (0.56%) CMS
10 5 (0.56%) Joomla!
11 4 (0.45%) JBoss
12 3 (0.34%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.34%) nginx
13 2 (0.23%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.23%) WordPress
14 1 (0.11%) Kentico
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.23%) EPLAN
2 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.34%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 3 (0.34%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.23%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 141 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 137 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (4.52%) GitHub
4 21 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (2.37%) SaaS
5 20 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.36%) Office 365
8 7 (0.79%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (0.56%) Serverless
10 2 (0.23%) IaaS
10 2 (0.23%) PaaS
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.42%) Internet
2 35 (3.95%) ATM
3 33 (3.73%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.36%) HTTP
5 8 (0.90%) RFID
6 7 (0.79%) Broadband
7 3 (0.34%) Firewall
7 3 (0.34%) Network Security
8 2 (0.23%) AMQP
8 2 (0.23%) Profibus
8 2 (0.23%) Skype
8 2 (0.23%) SSL
8 2 (0.23%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.23%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.11%) DNS
9 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.11%) SMS
9 1 (0.11%) SNMP
9 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (22.94%) SQL Server
2 70 (7.91%) Relational Database
3 66 (7.46%) MySQL
4 61 (6.89%) MongoDB
5 58 (6.55%) NoSQL
6 55 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (4.18%) Big Data
8 24 (2.71%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.58%) Redis
10 13 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.36%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (1.13%) Apache Hive
14 9 (1.02%) GIS
15 7 (0.79%) Blockchain
15 7 (0.79%) OLTP
16 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 5 (0.56%) Couchbase
17 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 107 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 71 (8.02%) Maven
3 61 (6.89%) Subversion
4 58 (6.55%) Jenkins
5 47 (5.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 46 (5.20%) Visual Studio
7 41 (4.63%) Hudson
7 41 (4.63%) JIRA
8 39 (4.41%) JUnit
9 38 (4.29%) TeamCity
10 33 (3.73%) Travis CI
11 22 (2.49%) Cucumber
12 17 (1.92%) Eclipse
13 16 (1.81%) NUnit
14 13 (1.47%) LabVIEW
15 12 (1.36%) Ant
15 12 (1.36%) Selenium
16 8 (0.90%) gulp
16 8 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
17 7 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 126 (14.24%) Finance
2 68 (7.68%) Retail
3 42 (4.75%) Games
4 40 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 36 (4.07%) Electronics
6 32 (3.62%) Banking
7 21 (2.37%) Marketing
8 13 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.02%) Back Office
11 7 (0.79%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.56%) Advertising
14 2 (0.23%) German Language
14 2 (0.23%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.23%) Military
14 2 (0.23%) Publishing
15 1 (0.11%) Automotive
15 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (31.07%) .NET
2 222 (25.08%) HTML
3 195 (22.03%) AngularJS
4 186 (21.02%) Web Services
5 181 (20.45%) CSS
6 159 (17.97%) ASP.NET
7 154 (17.40%) Spring
8 151 (17.06%) RESTful
9 128 (14.46%) XML
10 111 (12.54%) HTML5
11 110 (12.43%) REST
12 96 (10.85%) React
13 86 (9.72%) jQuery
14 81 (9.15%) .NET Framework
15 78 (8.81%) JSON
16 71 (8.02%) ASP.NET Web API
17 67 (7.57%) J2EE
18 66 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC
19 54 (6.10%) Java EE
19 54 (6.10%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 190 (21.47%) Computer Science
2 66 (7.46%) Algorithms
3 63 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.20%) Fintech
5 40 (4.52%) User Experience
6 35 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (3.50%) EFT
8 17 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.81%) 3D Printing
10 13 (1.47%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.36%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.36%) Robotics
12 11 (1.24%) Acoustics
13 8 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.90%) Internet of Things
14 6 (0.68%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.68%) PKI
14 6 (0.68%) RIA
15 5 (0.56%) Reinsurance
15 5 (0.56%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 199 (22.49%) Linux
2 122 (13.79%) Windows
3 42 (4.75%) Unix
4 38 (4.29%) Android
5 34 (3.84%) Apple iOS
6 18 (2.03%) Embedded Linux
7 11 (1.24%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.24%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.56%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.34%) Robot Operating System
10 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.11%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 829 (93.67%) Software Engineering
2 445 (50.28%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (23.62%) TDD
4 171 (19.32%) Scrum
5 156 (17.63%) OO
6 151 (17.06%) MVC
7 144 (16.27%) Microservices
8 125 (14.12%) Open Source
9 113 (12.77%) SDLC
10 106 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
11 103 (11.64%) DevOps
12 101 (11.41%) Mathematics
13 97 (10.96%) Test Automation
14 90 (10.17%) Web Development
15 82 (9.27%) Physics
16 81 (9.15%) Mentoring
17 74 (8.36%) BDD
18 67 (7.57%) OOP
19 62 (7.01%) Machine Learning
20 59 (6.67%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 472 (53.33%) Java
2 404 (45.65%) C#
3 400 (45.20%) JavaScript
4 273 (30.85%) SQL
5 247 (27.91%) C++
6 226 (25.54%) Python
7 103 (11.64%) C
8 64 (7.23%) Scala
9 49 (5.54%) T-SQL
10 30 (3.39%) MATLAB
10 30 (3.39%) Ruby
11 27 (3.05%) PHP
12 24 (2.71%) VB.NET
13 22 (2.49%) VB
14 20 (2.26%) F#
14 20 (2.26%) Perl
15 16 (1.81%) Haskell
15 16 (1.81%) VB6
16 15 (1.69%) Go
16 15 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 210 (23.73%) Degree
2 59 (6.67%) PhD
3 38 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 35 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.69%) Sun Certification
6 14 (1.58%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.36%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.02%) MCSD
10 8 (0.90%) HND
11 7 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.11%) HNC
12 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.52%) QA
2 11 (1.24%) PCI DSS
2 11 (1.24%) PMO
3 9 (1.02%) SEPA
4 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.23%) MiFID
5 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.11%) ECSS
5 1 (0.11%) GAMP
5 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 72 (8.14%) Docker
2 3 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (2.26%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.15%) Terraform
3 12 (1.36%) Ansible
4 11 (1.24%) Puppet
5 9 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.02%) Opsview
6 3 (0.34%) Graphite
7 2 (0.23%) Packer
8 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.11%) Kibana
8 1 (0.11%) logstash
8 1 (0.11%) Mesos
8 1 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 116 (13.11%) Oracle
2 103 (11.64%) Google
3 79 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 10 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (0.90%) SAP
6 7 (0.79%) Apple
6 7 (0.79%) Splunk
7 5 (0.56%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.45%) DevExpress
8 4 (0.45%) Facebook
8 4 (0.45%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.34%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.34%) Sun
9 3 (0.34%) Sybase
9 3 (0.34%) Twitter
9 3 (0.34%) Zend
10 2 (0.23%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.23%) Siemens
11 1 (0.11%) Perforce
11 1 (0.11%) Progress