Software Developer Jobs in England

Software Developer
UK > England

The median Software Developer salary in England is £53,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 28 May 2024.

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

6 months to
28 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 136 186 150
Rank change year-on-year +50 -36 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,817 1,661 3,945
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.04% 1.92% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 2.10% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,613 1,335 2,114
10th Percentile £35,000 £39,550 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £46,250 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.96% +4.55% +15.79%
75th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,934 £95,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +15.79%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England

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.

Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 84,097 79,150 134,411
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 91.43% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 62,393 50,588 75,337
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,250 £45,000 £43,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,800 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.65% +1.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,250 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in England

Software Developer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in England.

Salary trend for Software Developer in England

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in England over the 6 months to 28 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in England

Software Developer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 28 May 2024. 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
Jobs
South East -34 409 £60,000 +4.35% 80
North of England +114 403 £50,000 -9.09% 82
South West +73 308 £50,000 +5.26% 46
London -35 266 £85,000 +9.68% 82
Midlands +78 263 £47,500 -9.52% 78
North West +101 219 £50,000 -9.09% 44
West Midlands +79 176 £50,000 -4.76% 45
East of England +53 159 £50,000 -9.09% 31
Yorkshire +105 141 £47,500 -17.39% 26
East Midlands +19 86 £43,000 -14.00% 33
North East +13 43 £48,750 -7.14% 15
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2024, Software Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 976 (53.71%) C#
2 817 (44.96%) .NET
3 600 (33.02%) JavaScript
4 568 (31.26%) Agile
5 475 (26.14%) SQL
6 390 (21.46%) Software Engineering
7 360 (19.81%) Azure
8 344 (18.93%) Degree
9 342 (18.82%) SQL Server
9 342 (18.82%) Social Skills
10 311 (17.12%) Java
11 297 (16.35%) Full Stack Development
12 286 (15.74%) HTML
13 279 (15.35%) DevOps
14 275 (15.13%) AWS
15 264 (14.53%) CSS
16 263 (14.47%) Computer Science
17 259 (14.25%) Problem-Solving
18 253 (13.92%) TypeScript
19 252 (13.87%) React
20 244 (13.43%) Python
21 241 (13.26%) .NET Core
22 236 (12.99%) Finance
23 212 (11.67%) ASP.NET
24 205 (11.28%) MVC
25 202 (11.12%) Microsoft
25 202 (11.12%) AngularJS
26 194 (10.68%) Docker
27 192 (10.57%) .NET Framework
28 183 (10.07%) Git

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 79 (4.35%) Apache
2 67 (3.69%) Apache Airflow
3 18 (0.99%) CMS
4 10 (0.55%) Umbraco
5 8 (0.44%) Confluence
5 8 (0.44%) IIS
6 7 (0.39%) Mendix
6 7 (0.39%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.28%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.28%) Drupal
7 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Exchange
8 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.11%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.055%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.055%) JBoss
11 1 (0.055%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 18 (0.99%) Simulink
2 15 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.055%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.055%) Notion
Business Applications
1 7 (0.39%) BPCS
1 7 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.39%) Shopify
2 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.11%) Infor LN
2 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.11%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 360 (19.81%) Azure
2 275 (15.13%) AWS
3 135 (7.43%) Azure DevOps
4 85 (4.68%) GCP
5 73 (4.02%) SaaS
6 67 (3.69%) dbt
7 66 (3.63%) GitHub
8 56 (3.08%) Snowflake
9 47 (2.59%) Serverless
10 29 (1.60%) Microsoft 365
11 28 (1.54%) Power Platform
12 27 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
13 22 (1.21%) GitHub Actions
14 17 (0.94%) PowerApps
15 12 (0.66%) Amazon S3
15 12 (0.66%) Pulumi
16 10 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.55%) Azure Pipelines
16 10 (0.55%) PaaS
17 9 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.94%) Internet
2 15 (0.83%) Wireless
3 14 (0.77%) Network Security
4 13 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.33%) DNS
5 6 (0.33%) Firewall
6 5 (0.28%) 4G
6 5 (0.28%) 5G
7 4 (0.22%) HTTP
7 4 (0.22%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.22%) LAN
7 4 (0.22%) Multicast
7 4 (0.22%) NAS
7 4 (0.22%) VPN
7 4 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.11%) RS-232
8 2 (0.11%) SSL
9 1 (0.055%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 102 (5.61%) MySQL
3 92 (5.06%) NoSQL
4 67 (3.69%) Amazon Athena
4 67 (3.69%) Apache Arrow
4 67 (3.69%) Apache Ignite
4 67 (3.69%) Dremio
5 64 (3.52%) Relational Database
6 52 (2.86%) Data Lake
7 45 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (1.60%) Redis
9 24 (1.32%) MongoDB
10 17 (0.94%) DynamoDB
11 16 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (0.66%) Power BI
14 10 (0.55%) GIS
15 8 (0.44%) Geospatial Data
15 8 (0.44%) SQLite
16 7 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 183 (10.07%) Git
2 92 (5.06%) Visual Studio
3 37 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 31 (1.71%) JIRA
5 19 (1.05%) NUnit
5 19 (1.05%) Selenium
5 19 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (0.99%) Bitbucket
6 18 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 17 (0.94%) Visual Studio Code
8 15 (0.83%) CircleCI
9 14 (0.77%) Jasmine
10 11 (0.61%) Maven
10 11 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 9 (0.50%) Cypress.io
11 9 (0.50%) Gradle
11 9 (0.50%) PHPUnit
12 8 (0.44%) CMake
12 8 (0.44%) Moq
12 8 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 342 (18.82%) Social Skills
2 236 (12.99%) Finance
3 80 (4.40%) Banking
4 74 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (3.80%) Front Office
6 67 (3.69%) Investment Banking
7 65 (3.58%) Public Sector
8 52 (2.86%) Manufacturing
9 41 (2.26%) Law
9 41 (2.26%) Marketing
10 35 (1.93%) Electronics
11 34 (1.87%) Retail
12 30 (1.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 28 (1.54%) Automotive
14 24 (1.32%) Tech for Good
15 22 (1.21%) Telecoms
16 20 (1.10%) Legal
17 18 (0.99%) Games
18 16 (0.88%) Presentation Skills
19 13 (0.72%) Health Technology
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 817 (44.96%) .NET
2 286 (15.74%) HTML
3 264 (14.53%) CSS
4 252 (13.87%) React
5 241 (13.26%) .NET Core
6 212 (11.67%) ASP.NET
7 202 (11.12%) AngularJS
8 192 (10.57%) .NET Framework
9 125 (6.88%) RESTful
10 118 (6.49%) Entity Framework
11 82 (4.51%) HTML5
12 80 (4.40%) Node.js
13 76 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web API
14 73 (4.02%) Vue
15 72 (3.96%) REST
16 71 (3.91%) Pandas
17 70 (3.85%) Protocol Buffers
18 69 (3.80%) NumPy
19 68 (3.74%) gRPC
20 67 (3.69%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 66 (3.63%) Fixed Income
2 63 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 62 (3.41%) Hedge funds
4 60 (3.30%) Derivative
4 60 (3.30%) Equities
5 57 (3.14%) Algorithms
5 57 (3.14%) Mobile App
6 48 (2.64%) IoT
7 46 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
8 33 (1.82%) Distributed Systems
9 32 (1.76%) Data Structures
10 30 (1.65%) Product Ownership
11 29 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 28 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
12 28 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
13 24 (1.32%) Cloud Native
14 21 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.83%) Virtual Team
16 12 (0.66%) Blockchain
16 12 (0.66%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 127 (6.99%) Windows
2 121 (6.66%) Linux
3 44 (2.42%) Apple iOS
4 35 (1.93%) Android
5 18 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
6 13 (0.72%) Unix
7 7 (0.39%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.22%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.17%) VMS
11 2 (0.11%) AIX
11 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (31.26%) Agile
2 390 (21.46%) Software Engineering
3 297 (16.35%) Full Stack Development
4 279 (15.35%) DevOps
5 263 (14.47%) Computer Science
6 259 (14.25%) Problem-Solving
7 205 (11.28%) MVC
8 152 (8.37%) CI/CD
8 152 (8.37%) Microservices
9 135 (7.43%) Mentoring
10 130 (7.15%) TDD
11 119 (6.55%) Artificial Intelligence
12 113 (6.22%) Unit Testing
13 107 (5.89%) SDLC
14 103 (5.67%) Test Automation
15 102 (5.61%) Design Patterns
16 101 (5.56%) Code Quality
17 96 (5.28%) Clean Code
18 95 (5.23%) Scrum
19 94 (5.17%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 976 (53.71%) C#
2 600 (33.02%) JavaScript
3 475 (26.14%) SQL
4 311 (17.12%) Java
5 253 (13.92%) TypeScript
6 244 (13.43%) Python
7 130 (7.15%) C++
8 112 (6.16%) C
9 89 (4.90%) PHP
10 51 (2.81%) VB.NET
11 35 (1.93%) Go
12 33 (1.82%) Kotlin
12 33 (1.82%) T-SQL
13 29 (1.60%) PowerShell
14 25 (1.38%) Ruby
15 20 (1.10%) VB
16 12 (0.66%) Embedded C
17 10 (0.55%) Bicep
18 9 (0.50%) Rust
18 9 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 344 (18.93%) Degree
2 140 (7.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 89 (4.90%) Security Cleared
4 32 (1.76%) DV Cleared
4 32 (1.76%) Master's Degree
5 29 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 22 (1.21%) PhD
7 17 (0.94%) DBS Check
8 10 (0.55%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.22%) CIPD
10 4 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.22%) MCSD
11 3 (0.17%) Azure Certification
12 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.11%) HND
13 1 (0.055%) MCSA
13 1 (0.055%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.25%) QA
2 8 (0.44%) GDPR
3 5 (0.28%) SLA
4 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.17%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.055%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 194 (10.68%) Docker
2 8 (0.44%) Firmware
3 6 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.055%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 152 (8.37%) Kubernetes
2 53 (2.92%) Terraform
3 13 (0.72%) Ansible
4 9 (0.50%) Kibana
5 7 (0.39%) MIIS
6 6 (0.33%) Grafana
7 5 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.22%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.22%) WSUS
9 1 (0.055%) Kiali
9 1 (0.055%) Knative
9 1 (0.055%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 202 (11.12%) Microsoft
2 36 (1.98%) Oracle
3 33 (1.82%) Google
4 25 (1.38%) Xamarin
5 18 (0.99%) Xilinx
6 14 (0.77%) Salesforce
7 12 (0.66%) Facebook
8 9 (0.50%) IBM
8 9 (0.50%) NVIDIA
8 9 (0.50%) OpenAI
9 8 (0.44%) F5
10 7 (0.39%) JDA
10 7 (0.39%) Quadient
11 6 (0.33%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.33%) VMware
11 6 (0.33%) YouTube
12 5 (0.28%) ESRI
12 5 (0.28%) HP
12 5 (0.28%) Micro Focus
12 5 (0.28%) Peregrine