The median annual salary for a Programmer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Programmer
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 341 300
Rank change year-on-year -67 -41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 544 933 1080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.95% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.99% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 466 828 932
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +4.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 77326 94599 97418
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.30% 96.46% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 64770 80048 80399
Median salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in England

Programmer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in England.

Salary trend for Programmer in England

Programmer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Programmer in England

Programmer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 219 £61,250 +2.08% 36
South East -15 96 £45,000 - 13
East of England -15 94 £45,000 - 16
North West -5 48 £40,000 +6.66% 4
South West +41 31 £45,000 +12.50% 4
West Midlands -39 28 £35,000 - 4
Yorkshire -12 22 £37,500 +7.14% 2
East Midlands -13 6 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Programmer
UK

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 396 (35.42%) SQL
2 384 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
3 372 (33.27%) Java
4 340 (30.41%) C#
5 323 (28.89%) JavaScript
6 295 (26.39%) .NET
7 282 (25.22%) HTML
8 260 (23.26%) Software Engineering
9 240 (21.47%) Finance
10 224 (20.04%) CSS
11 223 (19.95%) Degree
12 218 (19.50%) SQL Server
13 209 (18.69%) MVC
14 201 (17.98%) TDD
15 191 (17.08%) ASP.NET
16 190 (16.99%) OO
17 166 (14.85%) Computer Science
18 156 (13.95%) MySQL
19 140 (12.52%) AngularJS
20 133 (11.90%) Oracle
21 130 (11.63%) Linux
21 130 (11.63%) Web Services
21 130 (11.63%) Python
22 125 (11.18%) C++
23 122 (10.91%) Microsoft
24 111 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC
25 109 (9.75%) Apple iOS
25 109 (9.75%) Scrum
26 108 (9.66%) Banking
26 108 (9.66%) Continuous Integration

Programmer 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 44 (3.94%) Apache
2 41 (3.67%) JBoss
3 35 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 28 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
5 25 (2.24%) WebLogic
6 24 (2.15%) CICS
6 24 (2.15%) WebSphere
7 22 (1.97%) CMS
8 19 (1.70%) Apache Spark
8 19 (1.70%) Umbraco
9 17 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 16 (1.43%) SharePoint
11 15 (1.34%) NServiceBus
12 12 (1.07%) SAS
13 8 (0.72%) IIS
14 7 (0.63%) Drupal
14 7 (0.63%) WordPress
15 5 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.45%) Confluence
16 4 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 44 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.43%) MS Office
3 6 (0.54%) GIMP
3 6 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.45%) InDesign
4 5 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.27%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.18%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.18%) Mathcad
6 2 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.45%) Movex
2 5 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle ASCP
3 3 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.18%) SAP VC
5 1 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.089%) Odoo
5 1 (0.089%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.089%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.089%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 69 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.33%) SaaS
4 6 (0.54%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.45%) GitHub
6 4 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.36%) Google Compute Engine
6 4 (0.36%) Google Play
6 4 (0.36%) Heroku
7 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.089%) IaaS
9 1 (0.089%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (5.01%) Internet
2 24 (2.15%) Skype
3 19 (1.70%) DSL
4 11 (0.98%) DNS
5 8 (0.72%) HTTP
6 7 (0.63%) Ethernet
6 7 (0.63%) FTP
6 7 (0.63%) RS-232
7 5 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.45%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.36%) SMS
9 3 (0.27%) DHCP
9 3 (0.27%) iBeacon
9 3 (0.27%) SNMP
10 2 (0.18%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.18%) Broadband
10 2 (0.18%) SMTP
10 2 (0.18%) SSL
11 1 (0.089%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.089%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (19.50%) SQL Server
2 156 (13.95%) MySQL
3 87 (7.78%) Relational Database
4 84 (7.51%) NoSQL
5 72 (6.44%) MongoDB
6 50 (4.47%) Big Data
7 48 (4.29%) Hadoop
8 47 (4.20%) Oracle Database
9 40 (3.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 34 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
11 33 (2.95%) DB2
12 30 (2.68%) Redis
13 28 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 20 (1.79%) RDBMS
15 19 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (1.07%) Blockchain
19 10 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
20 9 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 64 (5.72%) Git (software)
2 41 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (3.58%) Visual Studio
4 37 (3.31%) Selenium
5 34 (3.04%) Maven
6 31 (2.77%) Jenkins
7 26 (2.33%) JUnit
8 23 (2.06%) Gradle
9 22 (1.97%) Subversion
10 21 (1.88%) SpecFlow
11 18 (1.61%) Ant
11 18 (1.61%) FxCop
11 18 (1.61%) StyleCop
12 15 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (1.25%) Mockito
13 14 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
13 14 (1.25%) webpack
14 13 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
15 12 (1.07%) Babel
16 11 (0.98%) Grunt
General
1 240 (21.47%) Finance
2 108 (9.66%) Banking
3 46 (4.11%) Financial Institution
4 43 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 40 (3.58%) Games
5 40 (3.58%) Retail
6 32 (2.86%) Marketing
7 20 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.70%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.61%) Publishing
10 13 (1.16%) Electronics
11 12 (1.07%) Front Office
12 11 (0.98%) Advertising
13 10 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.63%) Billing
15 5 (0.45%) Automotive
15 5 (0.45%) Back Office
15 5 (0.45%) Law
16 2 (0.18%) Military
16 2 (0.18%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (26.39%) .NET
2 282 (25.22%) HTML
3 224 (20.04%) CSS
4 191 (17.08%) ASP.NET
5 140 (12.52%) AngularJS
6 130 (11.63%) Web Services
7 111 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 106 (9.48%) Spring
9 105 (9.39%) HTML5
10 102 (9.12%) WCF
11 89 (7.96%) jQuery
12 84 (7.51%) REST
13 78 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
14 76 (6.80%) Hibernate
15 75 (6.71%) XML
16 72 (6.44%) .NET Framework
17 57 (5.10%) RESTful
18 54 (4.83%) CSS3
18 54 (4.83%) WPF
19 53 (4.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 166 (14.85%) Computer Science
2 103 (9.21%) Mobile App
3 93 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (7.87%) Fintech
5 83 (7.42%) Data Structures
6 62 (5.55%) User Experience
7 51 (4.56%) Algorithms
8 47 (4.20%) Derivative
9 45 (4.03%) AS400
10 42 (3.76%) iSeries
11 36 (3.22%) Equities
12 35 (3.13%) Fixed Income
13 33 (2.95%) Mainframe
14 32 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 28 (2.50%) mHealth
16 27 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
17 26 (2.33%) OTC Derivatives
18 24 (2.15%) Client/Server
19 15 (1.34%) Spread Betting
20 14 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 130 (11.63%) Linux
2 109 (9.75%) Apple iOS
3 100 (8.94%) Android
4 96 (8.59%) Windows
5 50 (4.47%) Unix
6 13 (1.16%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.81%) MVS
8 6 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.54%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.45%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.36%) CentOS
11 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.089%) Solaris
12 1 (0.089%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.089%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (23.26%) Software Engineering
3 209 (18.69%) MVC
4 201 (17.98%) TDD
5 190 (16.99%) OO
6 109 (9.75%) Scrum
7 108 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
8 97 (8.68%) Unit Testing
9 79 (7.07%) iOS Development
10 78 (6.98%) SDLC
11 75 (6.71%) Android Development
11 75 (6.71%) Mentoring
12 72 (6.44%) OOP
13 67 (5.99%) Analytics
14 62 (5.55%) E-Commerce
14 62 (5.55%) Mathematics
14 62 (5.55%) Microservices
15 60 (5.37%) Data Modelling
16 58 (5.19%) Kanban
17 57 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 396 (35.42%) SQL
2 372 (33.27%) Java
3 340 (30.41%) C#
4 323 (28.89%) JavaScript
5 130 (11.63%) Python
6 125 (11.18%) C++
7 72 (6.44%) Perl
8 68 (6.08%) Scala
9 65 (5.81%) Apple Swift
10 63 (5.64%) PHP
11 62 (5.55%) Objective-C
12 59 (5.28%) C
13 49 (4.38%) RPG
14 44 (3.94%) VB.NET
15 41 (3.67%) Haskell
16 40 (3.58%) PL/SQL
17 34 (3.04%) F#
18 33 (2.95%) T-SQL
19 31 (2.77%) OCaml
20 28 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 223 (19.95%) Degree
2 23 (2.06%) PhD
3 12 (1.07%) PMI Certification
4 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.36%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.27%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.089%) PMP
7 1 (0.089%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.089%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.22%) QA
2 6 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.36%) HL7
4 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.18%) SDET
5 2 (0.18%) SLA
6 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (1.07%) Docker
2 1 (0.089%) ACF2
2 1 (0.089%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.089%) RACF
2 1 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (1.07%) Kubernetes
1 12 (1.07%) Tivoli
2 10 (0.89%) Ansible
3 8 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.54%) Terraform
5 5 (0.45%) Kibana
5 5 (0.45%) logstash
5 5 (0.45%) Packer
6 3 (0.27%) Control-M
7 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.089%) Puppet
8 1 (0.089%) zSecure
Vendors
1 133 (11.90%) Oracle
2 122 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 40 (3.58%) IBM
4 21 (1.88%) SAP
4 21 (1.88%) Xamarin
5 18 (1.61%) Google
6 12 (1.07%) TIBCO
7 10 (0.89%) Adobe
7 10 (0.89%) Apple
8 9 (0.81%) Sun
9 8 (0.72%) Sitecore
10 7 (0.63%) ATG
10 7 (0.63%) Infor
10 7 (0.63%) Sybase
10 7 (0.63%) VMware
11 6 (0.54%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.45%) Retek
12 5 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.45%) XMPie
13 4 (0.36%) Solace
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