Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 108 131
Rank change year-on-year +10 +23 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5333 5042 5054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.16% 2.81% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 2.91% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4783 4770 4673
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +2.56%

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 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
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% -

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
South East +5 1447 £42,000 +5.00% 66
London +20 1226 £55,000 +10.00% 56
North of England -9 920 £40,000 +3.90% 95
South West +27 594 £35,000 -12.50% 21
Midlands +10 584 £37,500 - 36
East of England +19 582 £43,500 +11.54% 48
North West -13 519 £42,500 +6.25% 50
West Midlands +15 372 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Yorkshire +2 338 £40,000 +6.67% 37
East Midlands +2 216 £38,500 -3.75% 15
North East -2 63 £35,000 -6.67% 8
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 3498 (65.59%) C#
2 3014 (56.52%) .NET
3 2722 (51.04%) JavaScript
4 2458 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2231 (41.83%) SQL
6 1965 (36.85%) HTML
7 1936 (36.30%) SQL Server
8 1884 (35.33%) ASP.NET
9 1813 (34.00%) MVC
10 1678 (31.46%) CSS
11 1551 (29.08%) Java
12 1367 (25.63%) Degree
13 1335 (25.03%) Software Engineering
14 1119 (20.98%) AngularJS
15 1051 (19.71%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1047 (19.63%) jQuery
17 1000 (18.75%) Computer Science
18 965 (18.09%) C++
19 956 (17.93%) Microsoft
20 888 (16.65%) Finance
21 885 (16.59%) Scrum
22 876 (16.43%) OO
23 851 (15.96%) TDD
24 814 (15.26%) Web Services
25 706 (13.24%) Python
26 701 (13.14%) Git (software)
27 693 (12.99%) Linux
28 681 (12.77%) SDLC
29 646 (12.11%) .NET Framework
30 626 (11.74%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 184 (3.45%) IIS
2 134 (2.51%) Apache
3 107 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
4 94 (1.76%) Tomcat
5 92 (1.73%) SharePoint
6 84 (1.58%) JBoss
7 73 (1.37%) CMS
8 69 (1.29%) Apache Spark
9 32 (0.60%) Umbraco
9 32 (0.60%) WebSphere
10 28 (0.53%) Confluence
11 22 (0.41%) nginx
12 21 (0.39%) Apache Solr
13 19 (0.36%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (0.34%) WordPress
15 17 (0.32%) Ethereum
15 17 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
16 16 (0.30%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 46 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.094%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.094%) SOLIDWORKS
6 4 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.038%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.038%) EPLAN
7 2 (0.038%) InDesign
8 1 (0.019%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.019%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.019%) CATIA
8 1 (0.019%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.019%) Moqups
8 1 (0.019%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.019%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 65 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.23%) Magento
3 11 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.075%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.056%) MetaTrader
5 3 (0.056%) R3 Corda
5 3 (0.056%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.038%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.019%) BASE24
7 1 (0.019%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.019%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.019%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.019%) iTrent
7 1 (0.019%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.019%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.019%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.019%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 462 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 318 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
3 201 (3.77%) SaaS
4 136 (2.55%) GitHub
5 38 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (0.51%) npm
7 22 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (0.38%) PaaS
10 17 (0.32%) Serverless
11 14 (0.26%) IaaS
12 11 (0.21%) Office 365
13 9 (0.17%) Force.com
14 8 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
14 8 (0.15%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.11%) Heroku
16 5 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 5 (0.094%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 108 (2.03%) Internet
2 100 (1.88%) HTTP
3 76 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 32 (0.60%) SMS
5 19 (0.36%) Wireless
6 18 (0.34%) DNS
7 17 (0.32%) SSL
8 15 (0.28%) Intranet
8 15 (0.28%) RFID
9 13 (0.24%) Skype
10 10 (0.19%) Bluetooth
10 10 (0.19%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.15%) Broadband
12 8 (0.15%) Firewall
12 8 (0.15%) SNMP
12 8 (0.15%) VoIP
13 6 (0.11%) 3G
13 6 (0.11%) GPRS
13 6 (0.11%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1936 (36.30%) SQL Server
2 396 (7.43%) MySQL
3 342 (6.41%) NoSQL
4 334 (6.26%) Relational Database
5 224 (4.20%) MongoDB
6 171 (3.21%) Big Data
7 161 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
8 157 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 138 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 103 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 100 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 88 (1.65%) RDBMS
13 84 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 78 (1.46%) Oracle Database
14 78 (1.46%) Redis
15 75 (1.41%) Hadoop
16 59 (1.11%) Neo4j
17 40 (0.75%) Blockchain
18 33 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
19 29 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 701 (13.14%) Git (software)
2 506 (9.49%) Visual Studio
3 323 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 312 (5.85%) Subversion
5 263 (4.93%) Jenkins
6 236 (4.43%) JIRA
7 225 (4.22%) NUnit
8 164 (3.08%) Selenium
8 164 (3.08%) TeamCity
9 161 (3.02%) Maven
10 126 (2.36%) JUnit
11 94 (1.76%) Cucumber
12 84 (1.58%) SpecFlow
13 82 (1.54%) Mercurial
14 78 (1.46%) Eclipse
15 68 (1.28%) WebDriver
16 65 (1.22%) Ant
17 62 (1.16%) Hudson
18 55 (1.03%) EasyMock
19 50 (0.94%) Bitbucket
General
1 888 (16.65%) Finance
2 219 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 213 (3.99%) Retail
4 200 (3.75%) Banking
5 184 (3.45%) Marketing
6 148 (2.78%) Electronics
7 141 (2.64%) Games
8 119 (2.23%) Manufacturing
9 75 (1.41%) Investment Banking
10 68 (1.28%) Back Office
11 67 (1.26%) Advertising
12 63 (1.18%) Legal
13 58 (1.09%) Automotive
14 55 (1.03%) Retail Banking
15 54 (1.01%) Aerospace
16 52 (0.98%) Front Office
17 32 (0.60%) Financial Institution
18 30 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
19 29 (0.54%) Law
20 25 (0.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3014 (56.52%) .NET
2 1965 (36.85%) HTML
3 1884 (35.33%) ASP.NET
4 1678 (31.46%) CSS
5 1119 (20.98%) AngularJS
6 1051 (19.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1047 (19.63%) jQuery
8 814 (15.26%) Web Services
9 646 (12.11%) .NET Framework
10 626 (11.74%) ASP.NET Web API
11 568 (10.65%) HTML5
12 539 (10.11%) XML
13 464 (8.70%) WCF
14 441 (8.27%) REST
15 395 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 387 (7.26%) RESTful
17 375 (7.03%) Spring
18 369 (6.92%) WPF
19 346 (6.49%) Node.js
20 337 (6.32%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1000 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 377 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
3 314 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
4 248 (4.65%) Algorithms
5 235 (4.41%) Mobile App
6 227 (4.26%) User Experience
7 171 (3.21%) Fintech
8 167 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
9 102 (1.91%) Client/Server
10 96 (1.80%) Data Structures
11 83 (1.56%) N-Tier
12 69 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
13 51 (0.96%) Hedge funds
14 37 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 34 (0.64%) iPad
16 30 (0.56%) 3D Printing
17 29 (0.54%) RIA
18 24 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
18 24 (0.45%) Video\Live Streaming
19 22 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 693 (12.99%) Linux
2 617 (11.57%) Windows
3 255 (4.78%) Android
4 226 (4.24%) Apple iOS
5 210 (3.94%) Unix
6 27 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
7 24 (0.45%) Mac OS
8 23 (0.43%) Windows Server
9 16 (0.30%) Windows Phone
10 14 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.23%) CentOS
11 12 (0.23%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.23%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.17%) VxWorks
12 9 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
13 7 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.094%) Solaris
14 5 (0.094%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.075%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2458 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1813 (34.00%) MVC
3 1335 (25.03%) Software Engineering
4 885 (16.59%) Scrum
5 876 (16.43%) OO
6 851 (15.96%) TDD
7 681 (12.77%) SDLC
8 549 (10.29%) Unit Testing
9 522 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
10 472 (8.85%) Test Automation
11 470 (8.81%) Web Development
12 443 (8.31%) Mathematics
13 419 (7.86%) OOP
14 308 (5.78%) Mentoring
15 290 (5.44%) BDD
16 282 (5.29%) Microservices
17 249 (4.67%) SOLID
18 237 (4.44%) DevOps
19 224 (4.20%) Multithreading
20 215 (4.03%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3498 (65.59%) C#
2 2722 (51.04%) JavaScript
3 2231 (41.83%) SQL
4 1551 (29.08%) Java
5 965 (18.09%) C++
6 706 (13.24%) Python
7 428 (8.03%) C
8 385 (7.22%) VB.NET
9 366 (6.86%) PHP
10 359 (6.73%) T-SQL
11 186 (3.49%) Scala
12 146 (2.74%) Ruby
13 140 (2.63%) PL/SQL
14 136 (2.55%) VB
15 128 (2.40%) TypeScript
16 106 (1.99%) Go
17 100 (1.88%) Perl
18 73 (1.37%) Groovy
19 71 (1.33%) Objective-C
20 59 (1.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1367 (25.63%) Degree
2 373 (6.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 99 (1.86%) Security Cleared
4 80 (1.50%) Numerate Degree
5 74 (1.39%) PhD
6 60 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 45 (0.84%) SC Cleared
8 31 (0.58%) Master's Degree
9 26 (0.49%) ISTQB
10 25 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 25 (0.47%) HND
11 15 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
12 11 (0.21%) ISEB
13 8 (0.15%) GNVQ
13 8 (0.15%) MCSD
14 7 (0.13%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.13%) Sun Certification
15 5 (0.094%) Postgraduate
16 4 (0.075%) MCTS
17 3 (0.056%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (5.21%) QA
2 11 (0.21%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.13%) GAMP
3 7 (0.13%) SLA
4 5 (0.094%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.075%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.038%) HL7
6 2 (0.038%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.038%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.038%) PMO
6 2 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.019%) ECSS
7 1 (0.019%) GCP
7 1 (0.019%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.019%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.019%) MiFID
System Software
1 199 (3.73%) Docker
2 17 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.28%) Firmware
4 12 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.094%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.056%) KVM
7 3 (0.056%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.019%) Varnish
8 1 (0.019%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (0.58%) Puppet
2 29 (0.54%) Ansible
3 18 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.28%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
6 9 (0.17%) Terraform
7 8 (0.15%) Kibana
8 7 (0.13%) Grafana
8 7 (0.13%) logstash
9 6 (0.11%) Packer
10 5 (0.094%) Marathon
11 4 (0.075%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.056%) Salt
13 2 (0.038%) Graphite
13 2 (0.038%) Nagios
13 2 (0.038%) rkt
14 1 (0.019%) BladeLogic
14 1 (0.019%) Consul
14 1 (0.019%) Control-M
14 1 (0.019%) Rancher
Vendors
1 956 (17.93%) Microsoft
2 525 (9.84%) Oracle
3 121 (2.27%) Xamarin
4 111 (2.08%) Google
5 85 (1.59%) SAP
6 57 (1.07%) Sybase
7 48 (0.90%) Perforce
8 45 (0.84%) CA Agile Central
9 39 (0.73%) Telerik
10 37 (0.69%) Twitter
11 34 (0.64%) Zend
12 30 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
13 22 (0.41%) Sitecore
13 22 (0.41%) Sun
14 19 (0.36%) Adobe
15 17 (0.32%) DevExpress
16 15 (0.28%) Progress
17 12 (0.23%) IBM
18 10 (0.19%) Red Hat
18 10 (0.19%) Tableau