Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 399 283
Rank change year-on-year -134 -116 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 829 1389 2361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.78% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.80% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 704 1254 2092
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,875 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +8.75%

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 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -98 357 £62,500 +10.62% 9
South East -58 163 £40,000 - 4
North of England -54 110 £38,500 - 8
East of England -123 90 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Midlands -4 76 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire +20 59 £38,500 +4.05% 4
West Midlands -1 54 £35,000 -12.50% 2
North West -65 48 £42,500 +6.25% 3
South West -17 35 £42,500 +13.33% 3
East Midlands +20 22 £40,000 -5.88%
North East +2 3 £25,000 -6.54% 1
Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 311 (37.52%) SQL
2 288 (34.74%) C#
3 259 (31.24%) Java
3 259 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
4 244 (29.43%) .NET
5 205 (24.73%) JavaScript
6 189 (22.80%) Degree
7 173 (20.87%) SQL Server
8 172 (20.75%) Software Engineering
9 156 (18.82%) HTML
10 145 (17.49%) C++
11 144 (17.37%) Finance
12 130 (15.68%) TDD
13 125 (15.08%) XML
14 123 (14.84%) Linux
15 122 (14.72%) CSS
16 113 (13.63%) Microsoft
16 113 (13.63%) Continuous Integration
17 111 (13.39%) MVC
18 109 (13.15%) MySQL
19 99 (11.94%) Computer Science
20 97 (11.70%) ASP.NET
21 96 (11.58%) Windows
22 88 (10.62%) AngularJS
23 87 (10.49%) Games
24 86 (10.37%) Python
25 84 (10.13%) Web Services
26 82 (9.89%) OO
27 75 (9.05%) Spring
27 75 (9.05%) Oracle

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 37 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 36 (4.34%) Apache
3 17 (2.05%) IIS
4 15 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (1.57%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.45%) SAS
6 12 (1.45%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.21%) Confluence
8 7 (0.84%) CMS
8 7 (0.84%) JBoss
8 7 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.60%) CICS
10 5 (0.60%) nginx
11 4 (0.48%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.48%) Drupal
11 4 (0.48%) Kentico
11 4 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (0.97%) Movex
2 7 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.48%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.36%) Endur
5 3 (0.36%) Magento
5 3 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.36%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.24%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.24%) Misys Equation
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.12%) BASE24
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 46 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.21%) GitHub
4 8 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.97%) SaaS
5 7 (0.84%) Serverless
6 4 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (0.48%) Office 365
6 4 (0.48%) SoftLayer
7 3 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.24%) G Suite
8 2 (0.24%) IaaS
8 2 (0.24%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.29%) SMS
2 16 (1.93%) HTTP
3 15 (1.81%) Internet
4 12 (1.45%) ATM
5 8 (0.97%) Skype
6 7 (0.84%) Broadband
6 7 (0.84%) DSL
7 6 (0.72%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.60%) FTP
8 5 (0.60%) SSL
9 2 (0.24%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.24%) RS-232
10 1 (0.12%) AMQP
10 1 (0.12%) CDMA
10 1 (0.12%) DNS
10 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.12%) GSM
10 1 (0.12%) LTE
10 1 (0.12%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.12%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 109 (13.15%) MySQL
3 56 (6.76%) Relational Database
4 54 (6.51%) NoSQL
5 44 (5.31%) Big Data
6 39 (4.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (4.10%) MongoDB
8 30 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (3.02%) Redis
10 21 (2.53%) Hadoop
11 20 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (2.17%) Oracle Database
12 18 (2.17%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (1.21%) QlikView
16 9 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (1.09%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 73 (8.81%) Git (software)
2 47 (5.67%) Visual Studio
3 32 (3.86%) Subversion
4 29 (3.50%) JUnit
5 27 (3.26%) JIRA
6 25 (3.02%) Jenkins
7 24 (2.90%) Eclipse
8 19 (2.29%) Maven
9 18 (2.17%) Gradle
10 13 (1.57%) Android Studio
10 13 (1.57%) TeamCity
11 11 (1.33%) LSMW
11 11 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (1.21%) Mercurial
12 10 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.09%) NuGet
14 8 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
15 7 (0.84%) GitLab
15 7 (0.84%) Selenium
16 6 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 144 (17.37%) Finance
2 87 (10.49%) Games
3 62 (7.48%) Banking
4 60 (7.24%) Retail
5 38 (4.58%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.41%) Billing
7 19 (2.29%) Legal
8 15 (1.81%) Front Office
9 13 (1.57%) Marketing
10 12 (1.45%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.21%) Automotive
11 10 (1.21%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.09%) Back Office
13 8 (0.97%) Law
14 6 (0.72%) Telecoms
15 5 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.48%) Military
16 4 (0.48%) Music Industry
17 2 (0.24%) Advertising
17 2 (0.24%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (29.43%) .NET
2 156 (18.82%) HTML
3 125 (15.08%) XML
4 122 (14.72%) CSS
5 97 (11.70%) ASP.NET
6 88 (10.62%) AngularJS
7 84 (10.13%) Web Services
8 75 (9.05%) Spring
9 58 (7.00%) jQuery
10 57 (6.88%) HTML5
11 52 (6.27%) RESTful
12 50 (6.03%) REST
13 49 (5.91%) Hibernate
14 45 (5.43%) WPF
15 44 (5.31%) WCF
16 43 (5.19%) J2EE
17 33 (3.98%) JSON
17 33 (3.98%) SOAP
18 32 (3.86%) ASP.NET Web API
18 32 (3.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 99 (11.94%) Computer Science
2 63 (7.60%) User Experience
3 58 (7.00%) Mobile App
4 42 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (4.95%) Greenfield Project
6 40 (4.83%) Fintech
7 37 (4.46%) AS400
8 32 (3.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 30 (3.62%) Derivative
10 28 (3.38%) Algorithms
11 26 (3.14%) Equities
12 24 (2.90%) Fixed Income
13 21 (2.53%) NHS
14 19 (2.29%) OTC Derivatives
14 19 (2.29%) PlayStation
15 18 (2.17%) Data Centre
16 17 (2.05%) Mobile Payment
17 16 (1.93%) Xbox
18 15 (1.81%) iSeries
18 15 (1.81%) mHealth
Operating Systems
1 123 (14.84%) Linux
2 96 (11.58%) Windows
3 71 (8.56%) Unix
4 61 (7.36%) Android
5 45 (5.43%) Apple iOS
6 18 (2.17%) CentOS
6 18 (2.17%) Debian
7 17 (2.05%) Ubuntu
8 14 (1.69%) Windows Server
9 12 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.21%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.21%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.97%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.48%) MVS
14 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.12%) OS/400
15 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (20.75%) Software Engineering
3 130 (15.68%) TDD
4 113 (13.63%) Continuous Integration
5 111 (13.39%) MVC
6 82 (9.89%) OO
7 64 (7.72%) Scrum
8 56 (6.76%) Test Automation
9 55 (6.63%) Web Development
10 53 (6.39%) Mathematics
11 51 (6.15%) Microservices
12 49 (5.91%) BDD
13 40 (4.83%) Mentoring
14 38 (4.58%) Android Development
15 37 (4.46%) Unit Testing
16 36 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (4.34%) SDLC
17 34 (4.10%) DevOps
18 33 (3.98%) Multithreading
19 31 (3.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 311 (37.52%) SQL
2 288 (34.74%) C#
3 259 (31.24%) Java
4 205 (24.73%) JavaScript
5 145 (17.49%) C++
6 86 (10.37%) Python
7 67 (8.08%) C
8 60 (7.24%) PHP
9 48 (5.79%) T-SQL
10 43 (5.19%) Scala
11 42 (5.07%) PL/SQL
12 40 (4.83%) Objective-C
13 38 (4.58%) VB.NET
14 37 (4.46%) RPG
15 31 (3.74%) RPG IV
16 28 (3.38%) Shell Script
16 28 (3.38%) VB
17 26 (3.14%) Apple Swift
18 23 (2.77%) VBA
19 20 (2.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 189 (22.80%) Degree
2 37 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.93%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.72%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.60%) HND
7 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.24%) MCP
8 2 (0.24%) MCSA
8 2 (0.24%) MCSD
8 2 (0.24%) MCSE
8 2 (0.24%) PhD
9 1 (0.12%) CCNA
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.55%) QA
2 8 (0.97%) SLA
3 5 (0.60%) RosettaNet
4 3 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.36%) EMIR
4 3 (0.36%) MiFID
5 2 (0.24%) IFRS
5 2 (0.24%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) Basel III
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) DO-178B
System Software
1 24 (2.90%) Docker
2 5 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.60%) Ansible
2 5 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.60%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.12%) Control-M
3 1 (0.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 113 (13.63%) Microsoft
2 75 (9.05%) Oracle
3 27 (3.26%) SAP
4 25 (3.02%) Google
5 19 (2.29%) Red Hat
6 18 (2.17%) IBM
7 14 (1.69%) Sybase
8 13 (1.57%) Xamarin
9 11 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.97%) Bloomberg
11 7 (0.84%) Apple
12 6 (0.72%) Adobe
12 6 (0.72%) iManage
13 5 (0.60%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.60%) FactSet
13 5 (0.60%) Splunk
14 4 (0.48%) DevExpress
14 4 (0.48%) Facebook
14 4 (0.48%) Informatica
14 4 (0.48%) RedPrairie