Period
to 8 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 94 87
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,986 4,353 5,616
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.32% 3.30% 3.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.50% 3.44% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,891 3,915 5,208
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 56,820 126,545 153,645
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.90% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 46,295 101,915 124,797
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,371 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +5 655 £47,500 +5.56% 71
North of England +18 430 £45,000 +12.50% 84
London -26 362 £60,500 +0.83% 88
North West +35 268 £45,000 +5.88% 50
South West +14 238 £40,000 - 52
Midlands +7 185 £42,500 - 57
Yorkshire -3 113 £46,500 +16.25% 24
West Midlands +9 107 £42,500 - 37
East of England -9 107 £45,000 - 40
East Midlands +30 77 £42,500 +6.25% 20
North East +6 49 £40,000 -8.05% 10
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 1,395 (70.24%) C#
2 1,220 (61.43%) .NET
3 959 (48.29%) JavaScript
4 792 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
5 724 (36.46%) SQL
6 581 (29.25%) HTML
7 572 (28.80%) SQL Server
8 561 (28.25%) MVC
9 557 (28.05%) ASP.NET
10 515 (25.93%) CSS
11 488 (24.57%) Azure
12 440 (22.16%) AngularJS
13 403 (20.29%) .NET Core
14 396 (19.94%) Software Engineering
15 352 (17.72%) Java
16 349 (17.57%) TDD
17 330 (16.62%) .NET Framework
18 315 (15.86%) DevOps
19 310 (15.61%) Microsoft
20 299 (15.06%) Python
21 287 (14.45%) React
22 282 (14.20%) OO
23 281 (14.15%) Git (software)
24 270 (13.60%) Degree
25 264 (13.29%) jQuery
25 264 (13.29%) ASP.NET MVC
26 253 (12.74%) ASP.NET Web API
27 220 (11.08%) Scrum
28 218 (10.98%) C++
29 210 (10.57%) Greenfield Project

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 39 (1.96%) IIS
2 33 (1.66%) Apache
3 27 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.01%) NServiceBus
6 18 (0.91%) CMS
7 16 (0.81%) Confluence
8 11 (0.55%) Umbraco
9 9 (0.45%) JBoss
10 6 (0.30%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.30%) WordPress
11 4 (0.20%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.20%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.15%) Drupal
12 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.10%) Apache ServiceMix
13 2 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.10%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.10%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 12 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.40%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.10%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.050%) CATIA
7 1 (0.050%) InDesign
7 1 (0.050%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.050%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 5 (0.25%) Magento
2 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.20%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.050%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.050%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 488 (24.57%) Azure
2 201 (10.12%) AWS
3 125 (6.29%) SaaS
4 50 (2.52%) GitHub
5 43 (2.17%) GCP
6 23 (1.16%) Office 365
7 21 (1.06%) Serverless
8 17 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
9 16 (0.81%) npm
10 13 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.55%) Power Platform
12 10 (0.50%) Logic Apps
13 9 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.35%) PaaS
15 6 (0.30%) Heroku
16 5 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
16 5 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
17 4 (0.20%) Asana
17 4 (0.20%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.36%) HTTP
1 27 (1.36%) Internet
2 14 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.50%) DNS
4 9 (0.45%) Broadband
5 8 (0.40%) Skype
6 4 (0.20%) InfiniBand
6 4 (0.20%) Network Security
6 4 (0.20%) SMTP
7 3 (0.15%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.10%) ATM
8 2 (0.10%) Firewall
8 2 (0.10%) Modbus
8 2 (0.10%) SMS
8 2 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.050%) 2G
9 1 (0.050%) 4G
9 1 (0.050%) 5G
9 1 (0.050%) Tactical Data Link
9 1 (0.050%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 572 (28.80%) SQL Server
2 146 (7.35%) MySQL
3 66 (3.32%) Relational Database
4 62 (3.12%) MongoDB
5 60 (3.02%) NoSQL
6 40 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (1.91%) Big Data
8 36 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (0.96%) GIS
11 16 (0.81%) Redis
11 16 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (0.70%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.65%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
15 10 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
15 10 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
16 9 (0.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 281 (14.15%) Git (software)
2 111 (5.59%) Selenium
3 93 (4.68%) Jenkins
4 86 (4.33%) Visual Studio
5 65 (3.27%) JIRA
6 48 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 48 (2.42%) WebDriver
7 46 (2.32%) SpecFlow
8 41 (2.06%) NUnit
9 38 (1.91%) Cucumber
10 31 (1.56%) Subversion
11 29 (1.46%) TeamCity
12 27 (1.36%) SoapUI
13 22 (1.11%) Eclipse
13 22 (1.11%) Moq
14 20 (1.01%) Bitbucket
15 19 (0.96%) JUnit
16 18 (0.91%) webpack
17 17 (0.86%) JMeter
17 17 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 189 (9.52%) Finance
2 67 (3.37%) Retail
3 43 (2.17%) Games
4 37 (1.86%) Public Sector
5 35 (1.76%) Marketing
6 33 (1.66%) Law
7 31 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.36%) Electronics
10 25 (1.26%) Aerospace
11 24 (1.21%) Automotive
12 20 (1.01%) Banking
13 18 (0.91%) Back Office
14 11 (0.55%) Front Office
14 11 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.45%) Legal
16 7 (0.35%) Military
17 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.30%) Investment Banking
18 5 (0.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,220 (61.43%) .NET
2 581 (29.25%) HTML
3 557 (28.05%) ASP.NET
4 515 (25.93%) CSS
5 440 (22.16%) AngularJS
6 403 (20.29%) .NET Core
7 330 (16.62%) .NET Framework
8 287 (14.45%) React
9 264 (13.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 264 (13.29%) jQuery
10 253 (12.74%) ASP.NET Web API
11 176 (8.86%) HTML5
12 175 (8.81%) Entity Framework
13 156 (7.85%) RESTful
14 154 (7.75%) REST
14 154 (7.75%) Web Services
15 149 (7.50%) Node.js
16 119 (5.99%) WCF
17 98 (4.93%) XML
18 96 (4.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 210 (10.57%) Greenfield Project
2 94 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (4.28%) User Experience
4 80 (4.03%) Mobile App
5 51 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (1.51%) Algorithms
8 23 (1.16%) Data Structures
9 19 (0.96%) Hedge funds
10 17 (0.86%) Cloud Native
11 16 (0.81%) Cybercrime
12 12 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.50%) NHS
14 9 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (0.45%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.45%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.35%) Blog
15 7 (0.35%) Device Driver
16 6 (0.30%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 176 (8.86%) Linux
2 110 (5.54%) Windows
3 42 (2.11%) Android
4 36 (1.81%) Apple iOS
5 15 (0.76%) Unix
6 12 (0.60%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.25%) Debian
9 5 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.10%) CentOS
11 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.050%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.050%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.050%) Solaris
12 1 (0.050%) ThreadX
12 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 792 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (28.25%) MVC
3 396 (19.94%) Software Engineering
4 349 (17.57%) TDD
5 315 (15.86%) DevOps
6 282 (14.20%) OO
7 220 (11.08%) Scrum
8 206 (10.37%) Microservices
9 205 (10.32%) Computer Science
10 203 (10.22%) Test Automation
11 181 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
12 161 (8.11%) BDD
12 161 (8.11%) Mentoring
13 160 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
14 158 (7.96%) OOP
14 158 (7.96%) Web Development
15 154 (7.75%) Unit Testing
16 100 (5.04%) SDLC
17 99 (4.98%) SDET
18 97 (4.88%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1,395 (70.24%) C#
2 959 (48.29%) JavaScript
3 724 (36.46%) SQL
4 352 (17.72%) Java
5 299 (15.06%) Python
6 218 (10.98%) C++
7 162 (8.16%) PHP
8 144 (7.25%) TypeScript
9 114 (5.74%) T-SQL
10 94 (4.73%) VB.NET
11 64 (3.22%) C
12 51 (2.57%) Go
13 42 (2.11%) Ruby
14 35 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 32 (1.61%) VB
16 27 (1.36%) PowerShell
17 19 (0.96%) VBA
18 18 (0.91%) ES6
19 17 (0.86%) Kotlin
20 14 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 270 (13.60%) Degree
2 121 (6.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 63 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 37 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 30 (1.51%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.40%) HND
8 5 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.20%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.15%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.15%) MBCS
10 3 (0.15%) PhD
10 3 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.050%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.050%) ISEB
11 1 (0.050%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.050%) MCAD
11 1 (0.050%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (5.14%) QA
2 20 (1.01%) GDPR
3 11 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.050%) HL7
System Software
1 191 (9.62%) Docker
2 22 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.20%) GPFS
4 4 (0.20%) Lustre
4 4 (0.20%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 2 (0.10%) Firmware
5 2 (0.10%) LXC
6 1 (0.050%) Varnish
6 1 (0.050%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.050%) Xen
Systems Management
1 126 (6.34%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.36%) Terraform
3 18 (0.91%) Ansible
4 13 (0.65%) Puppet
5 10 (0.50%) Kibana
6 9 (0.45%) logstash
7 6 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.15%) MIIS
9 1 (0.050%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.050%) Rancher
9 1 (0.050%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.050%) WSUS
Vendors
1 310 (15.61%) Microsoft
2 74 (3.73%) Oracle
3 56 (2.82%) Xamarin
4 29 (1.46%) Google
5 28 (1.41%) SAP
6 20 (1.01%) Zend
7 16 (0.81%) IBM
8 11 (0.55%) Sage
9 9 (0.45%) VMware
10 8 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.25%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.25%) Progress
12 4 (0.20%) Cognizant
12 4 (0.20%) Rackspace
12 4 (0.20%) Remedy
12 4 (0.20%) Sybase
12 4 (0.20%) Wallstreet Suite
13 3 (0.15%) Apple
13 3 (0.15%) Telerik
13 3 (0.15%) Twitter