Period
to 27 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

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
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 91 93
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3,915 4,643 5,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.39% 3.33% 3.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.55% 3.48% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3,201 4,046 4,869
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 110,226 133,609 156,061
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.92% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 88,856 107,858 128,333
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,437 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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
South East -1 1,265 £45,000 - 211
London +17 883 £60,000 +9.09% 205
North of England +11 611 £44,000 +3.53% 243
South West +1 512 £40,000 +3.90% 94
Midlands +14 395 £40,000 - 125
North West +19 312 £45,000 +5.88% 148
Yorkshire +21 266 £40,000 - 77
East of England -15 241 £43,750 -2.78% 84
West Midlands +3 209 £41,000 +3.34% 72
East Midlands +30 181 £40,000 - 53
North East -13 34 £37,500 -21.05% 19
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills 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 2,715 (69.35%) C#
2 2,353 (60.10%) .NET
3 1,939 (49.53%) JavaScript
4 1,793 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
5 1,447 (36.96%) SQL
6 1,210 (30.91%) ASP.NET
7 1,193 (30.47%) SQL Server
8 1,144 (29.22%) HTML
9 1,104 (28.20%) MVC
10 1,077 (27.51%) AngularJS
11 1,024 (26.16%) CSS
12 910 (23.24%) Java
13 811 (20.72%) Software Engineering
14 802 (20.49%) Azure
15 771 (19.69%) Microsoft
16 704 (17.98%) Degree
17 638 (16.30%) TDD
18 602 (15.38%) React
19 595 (15.20%) .NET Framework
20 585 (14.94%) Python
21 559 (14.28%) ASP.NET MVC
22 547 (13.97%) Scrum
22 547 (13.97%) .NET Core
23 536 (13.69%) jQuery
24 524 (13.38%) Computer Science
25 518 (13.23%) Git (software)
26 487 (12.44%) ASP.NET Web API
27 484 (12.36%) DevOps
27 484 (12.36%) C++
28 483 (12.34%) Web Services

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
1 100 (2.55%) IIS
2 46 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
3 43 (1.10%) CMS
3 43 (1.10%) JBoss
4 33 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 28 (0.72%) Apache
6 26 (0.66%) Confluence
7 25 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 22 (0.56%) Umbraco
9 21 (0.54%) Apache Spark
10 18 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
11 16 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.31%) NServiceBus
13 11 (0.28%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.26%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.23%) Drupal
16 8 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.20%) EPiServer
16 8 (0.20%) nginx
16 8 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 26 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.15%) Steinberg Cubase
5 5 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.077%) Maya
8 2 (0.051%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.051%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.051%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.051%) LightWave 3D
8 2 (0.051%) MODO
9 1 (0.026%) Houdini
9 1 (0.026%) InDesign
9 1 (0.026%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.026%) NUKE
9 1 (0.026%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.20%) Magento
3 6 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.077%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.026%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.026%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.026%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.026%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.026%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.026%) SessionCam
6 1 (0.026%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 802 (20.49%) Azure
2 462 (11.80%) AWS
3 158 (4.04%) SaaS
4 107 (2.73%) GCP
5 93 (2.38%) Serverless
6 64 (1.63%) GitHub
7 35 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
8 28 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
9 27 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (0.69%) PaaS
10 26 (0.66%) Office 365
11 23 (0.59%) Power Platform
12 22 (0.56%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.41%) CloudBees
13 16 (0.41%) OpenShift
14 15 (0.38%) Force.com
15 13 (0.33%) FinancialForce
16 11 (0.28%) Azure Functions
17 10 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
17 10 (0.26%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.51%) Internet
2 39 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 30 (0.77%) HTTP
4 10 (0.26%) Wireless
5 9 (0.23%) Broadband
6 8 (0.20%) SSL
7 6 (0.15%) MQTT
7 6 (0.15%) RS-232
8 5 (0.13%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.13%) GSM
8 5 (0.13%) NFC
8 5 (0.13%) RFID
8 5 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.10%) FTP
9 4 (0.10%) Intranet
10 3 (0.077%) DNS
10 3 (0.077%) Network Security
10 3 (0.077%) SMS
10 3 (0.077%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.051%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,193 (30.47%) SQL Server
2 300 (7.66%) MySQL
3 216 (5.52%) Relational Database
4 134 (3.42%) MongoDB
5 127 (3.24%) NoSQL
6 96 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
7 88 (2.25%) Big Data
8 67 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 52 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 52 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 47 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 42 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
11 42 (1.07%) Hadoop
12 41 (1.05%) Redis
13 38 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
14 35 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 31 (0.79%) SQLite
16 26 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
16 26 (0.66%) GIS
16 26 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 518 (13.23%) Git (software)
2 253 (6.46%) Visual Studio
3 250 (6.39%) Jenkins
4 223 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 192 (4.90%) Selenium
6 165 (4.21%) JIRA
7 108 (2.76%) TeamCity
8 97 (2.48%) Subversion
9 85 (2.17%) NUnit
10 81 (2.07%) Cucumber
11 77 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
12 70 (1.79%) SpecFlow
13 64 (1.63%) Eclipse
14 58 (1.48%) WebDriver
15 50 (1.28%) WiX
16 44 (1.12%) JUnit
17 38 (0.97%) Bitbucket
18 36 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 35 (0.89%) webpack
20 31 (0.79%) SoapUI
General
1 469 (11.98%) Finance
2 206 (5.26%) Retail
3 108 (2.76%) Manufacturing
4 106 (2.71%) Marketing
5 99 (2.53%) Games
6 96 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 95 (2.43%) Front Office
8 77 (1.97%) Electronics
8 77 (1.97%) Public Sector
9 58 (1.48%) Banking
10 40 (1.02%) Law
11 27 (0.69%) Automotive
12 24 (0.61%) Aerospace
12 24 (0.61%) Investment Banking
13 21 (0.54%) Legal
14 19 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (0.43%) Back Office
16 12 (0.31%) Local Government
17 8 (0.20%) Publishing
18 7 (0.18%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,353 (60.10%) .NET
2 1,210 (30.91%) ASP.NET
3 1,144 (29.22%) HTML
4 1,077 (27.51%) AngularJS
5 1,024 (26.16%) CSS
6 602 (15.38%) React
7 595 (15.20%) .NET Framework
8 559 (14.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 547 (13.97%) .NET Core
10 536 (13.69%) jQuery
11 487 (12.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 483 (12.34%) Web Services
13 345 (8.81%) REST
14 324 (8.28%) Node.js
15 320 (8.17%) Entity Framework
16 297 (7.59%) XML
17 279 (7.13%) HTML5
18 239 (6.10%) WCF
19 237 (6.05%) RESTful
20 232 (5.93%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 330 (8.43%) Greenfield Project
2 217 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 198 (5.06%) User Experience
4 155 (3.96%) Mobile App
5 148 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
6 64 (1.63%) Hedge funds
7 51 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 49 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
9 46 (1.17%) Algorithms
10 40 (1.02%) Derivative
11 38 (0.97%) Fixed Income
12 37 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 36 (0.92%) Virtual Team
14 34 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 32 (0.82%) Equities
16 25 (0.64%) PlayStation
17 23 (0.59%) Client/Server
18 22 (0.56%) Public Cloud
19 21 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
20 19 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 341 (8.71%) Linux
2 309 (7.89%) Windows
3 130 (3.32%) Android
4 126 (3.22%) Apple iOS
5 72 (1.84%) Unix
6 32 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 30 (0.77%) CentOS
8 20 (0.51%) Mac OS
9 16 (0.41%) tvOS
10 13 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.28%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.20%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.15%) Debian
15 4 (0.10%) AIX
15 4 (0.10%) ThreadX
16 3 (0.077%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.051%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.051%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,793 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1,104 (28.20%) MVC
3 811 (20.72%) Software Engineering
4 638 (16.30%) TDD
5 547 (13.97%) Scrum
6 524 (13.38%) Computer Science
7 484 (12.36%) DevOps
8 420 (10.73%) OO
9 405 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 399 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
11 345 (8.81%) Unit Testing
12 327 (8.35%) SDLC
13 310 (7.92%) Microservices
13 310 (7.92%) Web Development
14 299 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
15 271 (6.92%) BDD
16 263 (6.72%) OOP
17 218 (5.57%) Mentoring
18 166 (4.24%) SDET
19 161 (4.11%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 2,715 (69.35%) C#
2 1,939 (49.53%) JavaScript
3 1,447 (36.96%) SQL
4 910 (23.24%) Java
5 585 (14.94%) Python
6 484 (12.36%) C++
7 306 (7.82%) PHP
8 240 (6.13%) C
9 238 (6.08%) TypeScript
10 218 (5.57%) T-SQL
11 194 (4.96%) VB.NET
12 109 (2.78%) Ruby
13 92 (2.35%) VB
14 84 (2.15%) Scala
15 66 (1.69%) Go
16 62 (1.58%) Java 8
17 51 (1.30%) VB6
18 47 (1.20%) Objective-C
19 41 (1.05%) PowerShell
19 41 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 704 (17.98%) Degree
2 324 (8.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 162 (4.14%) Security Cleared
4 85 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 72 (1.84%) DV Cleared
6 58 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (0.54%) Master's Degree
7 21 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
8 15 (0.38%) MCAD
9 13 (0.33%) MCTS
10 12 (0.31%) MCP
10 12 (0.31%) MCPD
11 10 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 8 (0.20%) Postgraduate
13 7 (0.18%) CIW
13 7 (0.18%) OCA
13 7 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (0.13%) PhD
15 4 (0.10%) DBS Check
16 3 (0.077%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (3.81%) QA
2 42 (1.07%) GDPR
3 22 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.49%) DICOM
5 5 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.051%) GxP
7 2 (0.051%) PA-DSS
7 2 (0.051%) SLA
8 1 (0.026%) HL7
8 1 (0.026%) PMO
8 1 (0.026%) WCAG
System Software
1 347 (8.86%) Docker
2 33 (0.84%) Firmware
3 27 (0.69%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.10%) LXC
6 3 (0.077%) KVM
7 2 (0.051%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.026%) XenApp
8 1 (0.026%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 197 (5.03%) Kubernetes
2 61 (1.56%) Puppet
3 34 (0.87%) Ansible
4 30 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.46%) Terraform
6 16 (0.41%) Rancher
7 7 (0.18%) Kibana
8 6 (0.15%) Marathon
8 6 (0.15%) Mesos
8 6 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.10%) Ganglia
9 4 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.077%) Istio
10 3 (0.077%) MIIS
10 3 (0.077%) Packer
10 3 (0.077%) Salt
11 2 (0.051%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.051%) Grafana
12 1 (0.026%) Consul
12 1 (0.026%) Graphite
Vendors
1 771 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 194 (4.96%) Oracle
3 92 (2.35%) Google
4 85 (2.17%) Xamarin
5 71 (1.81%) SAP
6 35 (0.89%) IBM
6 35 (0.89%) Zend
7 31 (0.79%) Atlassian
7 31 (0.79%) Red Hat
8 27 (0.69%) Adobe
9 26 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (0.41%) Apple
11 14 (0.36%) Sage
12 13 (0.33%) Advent
12 13 (0.33%) Sitecore
13 12 (0.31%) Telerik
14 10 (0.26%) TIBCO
15 9 (0.23%) DevExpress
15 9 (0.23%) HP
16 8 (0.20%) Tableau