The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 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.

Software Developer
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 126 104
Rank change year-on-year +40 -22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2557 2573 2823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.18% 2.62% 2.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 2.72% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2216 2296 2568
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in England

Software Developer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in England

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in England

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

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 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
South East +29 724 £40,000 -5.88% 105
London +8 473 £55,000 +10.00% 93
North West +3 293 £37,500 -6.25% 61
East of England +47 261 £40,000 - 40
Yorkshire +41 254 £40,000 +6.66% 39
South West +5 228 £40,000 - 47
West Midlands +19 175 £37,500 - 25
East Midlands +3 131 £37,500 - 24
North East -14 26 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Software Developer
UK

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

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

1 3070 (63.40%) C#
2 2763 (57.06%) .NET
3 2280 (47.09%) JavaScript
4 2216 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
5 2017 (41.66%) HTML
6 1927 (39.80%) SQL
7 1732 (35.77%) MVC
8 1700 (35.11%) CSS
9 1666 (34.41%) ASP.NET
10 1595 (32.94%) SQL Server
11 1430 (29.53%) Java
12 1162 (24.00%) Software Engineering
13 1040 (21.48%) Degree
14 1001 (20.67%) AngularJS
15 917 (18.94%) C++
16 909 (18.77%) jQuery
17 872 (18.01%) ASP.NET MVC
18 813 (16.79%) OO
19 806 (16.65%) Scrum
20 804 (16.60%) TDD
21 796 (16.44%) Microsoft
21 796 (16.44%) Computer Science
22 683 (14.11%) HTML5
23 667 (13.78%) Web Services
24 663 (13.69%) .NET Framework
25 627 (12.95%) SDLC
26 615 (12.70%) Finance
27 613 (12.66%) Python
28 589 (12.16%) XML
29 564 (11.65%) Web Development

Software Developer 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
1 138 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
2 112 (2.31%) IIS
3 96 (1.98%) Apache
4 81 (1.67%) Apache Spark
5 74 (1.53%) SharePoint
6 70 (1.45%) CMS
7 65 (1.34%) Tomcat
8 59 (1.22%) JBoss
9 46 (0.95%) OpenStack
9 46 (0.95%) WebSphere
10 43 (0.89%) NServiceBus
11 39 (0.81%) Drupal
12 38 (0.78%) WordPress
13 37 (0.76%) WebLogic
14 34 (0.70%) nginx
15 31 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 28 (0.58%) Apache Solr
16 28 (0.58%) Jetty
17 25 (0.52%) Apache Pig
17 25 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 291 (6.01%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.35%) MS Office
3 14 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.19%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.12%) GIMP
6 3 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.062%) MS Project
6 3 (0.062%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.062%) Simulink
7 2 (0.041%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.041%) InVision
7 2 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.021%) Blender
8 1 (0.021%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.31%) Magento
4 5 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.10%) PlanetPress Connect
5 3 (0.062%) Sage X3
5 3 (0.062%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.041%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.041%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.021%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.021%) Exstream
7 1 (0.021%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.021%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.021%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.021%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.021%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.021%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.021%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 314 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 246 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
3 153 (3.16%) SaaS
4 76 (1.57%) GitHub
5 35 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.35%) PaaS
8 16 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 15 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.23%) Office 365
11 9 (0.19%) Force.com
11 9 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.17%) Heroku
13 7 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.12%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.10%) Datadog
16 4 (0.083%) Google App Engine
16 4 (0.083%) Google Compute Engine
17 3 (0.062%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 2 (0.041%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 108 (2.23%) HTTP
2 68 (1.40%) Internet
3 48 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.31%) DNS
4 15 (0.31%) Intranet
5 14 (0.29%) SSL
6 11 (0.23%) Wireshark
7 7 (0.14%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.14%) Network Security
8 6 (0.12%) RS-485
8 6 (0.12%) RTP
9 5 (0.10%) DHCP
9 5 (0.10%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.10%) Firewall
9 5 (0.10%) Wireless
10 4 (0.083%) InfiniBand
10 4 (0.083%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.083%) RS-232
10 4 (0.083%) Skype
11 3 (0.062%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1595 (32.94%) SQL Server
2 478 (9.87%) MySQL
3 272 (5.62%) NoSQL
4 246 (5.08%) MongoDB
5 228 (4.71%) Relational Database
6 193 (3.99%) Big Data
7 149 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
8 127 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 125 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 105 (2.17%) Hadoop
11 99 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 80 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
13 69 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 61 (1.26%) RDBMS
14 61 (1.26%) Redis
15 44 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
16 37 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
17 33 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
18 30 (0.62%) Couchbase
19 28 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 515 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 452 (9.33%) Visual Studio
3 335 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 244 (5.04%) Subversion
5 211 (4.36%) Selenium
6 150 (3.10%) Jenkins
7 145 (2.99%) JIRA
8 122 (2.52%) NUnit
9 93 (1.92%) Cucumber
10 87 (1.80%) TeamCity
11 79 (1.63%) WebDriver
12 76 (1.57%) Maven
13 73 (1.51%) Moq
14 69 (1.43%) JUnit
15 65 (1.34%) Eclipse
16 62 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
17 57 (1.18%) gulp
18 55 (1.14%) Jasmine
19 51 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 35 (0.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 615 (12.70%) Finance
2 201 (4.15%) Retail
3 156 (3.22%) Telecoms
4 130 (2.68%) Banking
5 120 (2.48%) Games
6 116 (2.40%) Marketing
7 96 (1.98%) Advertising
8 93 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 92 (1.90%) Automotive
10 67 (1.38%) Electronics
11 58 (1.20%) Military
12 50 (1.03%) Front Office
13 39 (0.81%) Legal
14 29 (0.60%) Back Office
15 28 (0.58%) Publishing
16 23 (0.48%) Aerospace
17 22 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
18 21 (0.43%) Law
19 19 (0.39%) Financial Institution
19 19 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2763 (57.06%) .NET
2 2017 (41.66%) HTML
3 1700 (35.11%) CSS
4 1666 (34.41%) ASP.NET
5 1001 (20.67%) AngularJS
6 909 (18.77%) jQuery
7 872 (18.01%) ASP.NET MVC
8 683 (14.11%) HTML5
9 667 (13.78%) Web Services
10 663 (13.69%) .NET Framework
11 589 (12.16%) XML
12 471 (9.73%) WCF
13 438 (9.05%) ASP.NET Web API
14 401 (8.28%) WPF
15 372 (7.68%) Entity Framework
16 348 (7.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 335 (6.92%) Node.js
18 329 (6.79%) CSS3
19 315 (6.51%) REST
20 300 (6.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 796 (16.44%) Computer Science
2 235 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 170 (3.51%) Algorithms
4 153 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 137 (2.83%) User Experience
6 91 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
7 77 (1.59%) iPad
8 73 (1.51%) Data Structures
9 71 (1.47%) Fintech
10 47 (0.97%) N-Tier
11 38 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
12 37 (0.76%) PMI
13 33 (0.68%) Blog
14 32 (0.66%) 3D Graphics
14 32 (0.66%) Hedge funds
15 29 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
16 27 (0.56%) Client/Server
17 25 (0.52%) Derivative
18 22 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 22 (0.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 560 (11.57%) Linux
2 503 (10.39%) Windows
3 236 (4.87%) Android
4 196 (4.05%) Apple iOS
5 121 (2.50%) Unix
6 32 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 27 (0.56%) Mac OS
8 22 (0.45%) Ubuntu
9 16 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.27%) AIX
11 12 (0.25%) Windows Phone
12 8 (0.17%) CentOS
12 8 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
12 8 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.14%) Solaris
13 7 (0.14%) VMS
13 7 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.10%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2216 (45.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1732 (35.77%) MVC
3 1162 (24.00%) Software Engineering
4 813 (16.79%) OO
5 806 (16.65%) Scrum
6 804 (16.60%) TDD
7 627 (12.95%) SDLC
8 564 (11.65%) Web Development
9 442 (9.13%) Mathematics
10 431 (8.90%) OOP
11 403 (8.32%) Unit Testing
12 356 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
13 305 (6.30%) BDD
14 257 (5.31%) Mentoring
15 206 (4.25%) Multithreading
16 189 (3.90%) SOA
17 175 (3.61%) SOLID
18 174 (3.59%) Physics
19 172 (3.55%) Front End Development
20 168 (3.47%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3070 (63.40%) C#
2 2280 (47.09%) JavaScript
3 1927 (39.80%) SQL
4 1430 (29.53%) Java
5 917 (18.94%) C++
6 613 (12.66%) Python
7 520 (10.74%) PHP
8 366 (7.56%) VB.NET
9 337 (6.96%) T-SQL
10 335 (6.92%) C
11 267 (5.51%) Ruby
12 169 (3.49%) Perl
13 129 (2.66%) Scala
14 119 (2.46%) VB
15 108 (2.23%) Go
16 73 (1.51%) Objective-C
17 72 (1.49%) PowerShell
18 61 (1.26%) Bash Shell
19 57 (1.18%) TypeScript
19 57 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1040 (21.48%) Degree
2 182 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 73 (1.51%) PhD
4 69 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 49 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 37 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 36 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.19%) Postgraduate
9 6 (0.12%) HND
9 6 (0.12%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.10%) HNC
10 5 (0.10%) MCSD
11 4 (0.083%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.062%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.062%) IRCA
12 3 (0.062%) ISEB
13 2 (0.041%) MCAD
13 2 (0.041%) MCPD
13 2 (0.041%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (4.11%) QA
2 50 (1.03%) SDET
3 14 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.19%) HL7
5 5 (0.10%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.10%) WCAG
6 3 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.041%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.041%) Section 508
7 2 (0.041%) SEPA
7 2 (0.041%) TickIT
7 2 (0.041%) WAI
8 1 (0.021%) DICOM
8 1 (0.021%) MiFID
8 1 (0.021%) SLA
System Software
1 115 (2.38%) Docker
2 34 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.27%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.27%) Firmware
6 8 (0.17%) LXC
7 6 (0.12%) Varnish
8 4 (0.083%) KVM
8 4 (0.083%) Shibboleth
8 4 (0.083%) Snort
8 4 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.041%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.021%) iptables
10 1 (0.021%) Samba
10 1 (0.021%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 1 (0.021%) Squid
10 1 (0.021%) Xen
Systems Management
1 67 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
2 61 (1.26%) Puppet
3 54 (1.12%) Ansible
4 23 (0.48%) Terraform
5 22 (0.45%) Kibana
5 22 (0.45%) logstash
6 21 (0.43%) Salt
7 6 (0.12%) Nagios
8 5 (0.10%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.062%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.041%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.041%) Mesos
10 2 (0.041%) Opsview
10 2 (0.041%) Packer
10 2 (0.041%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 1 (0.021%) Grafana
11 1 (0.021%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.021%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.021%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 796 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 361 (7.46%) Oracle
3 100 (2.07%) Xamarin
4 78 (1.61%) Google
5 49 (1.01%) Zend
6 48 (0.99%) SAP
7 40 (0.83%) VMware
8 36 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (0.37%) Apple
9 18 (0.37%) Telerik
10 16 (0.33%) Twitter
11 13 (0.27%) IBM
12 12 (0.25%) Red Hat
13 11 (0.23%) TOWER Software
14 10 (0.21%) Atlassian
15 9 (0.19%) DevExpress
15 9 (0.19%) LexisNexis
16 8 (0.17%) Adobe
16 8 (0.17%) Remedy
17 7 (0.14%) Progress
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare and Life Assurance
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £34,619
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
JCW Search Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Healthcare, Pension, 33 days Holiday
Posted: 13 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Bonus, Full Training, Progression
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Montash
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Birch & James Associates
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday