Period
to 24 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 87 90
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 4,438 5,668 5,114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.30% 3.51% 3.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.44% 3.64% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3,786 5,004 4,562
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 129,094 155,624 154,044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 96.41% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 103,452 127,425 128,458
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 +6 1,473 £45,000 - 251
London -21 955 £60,000 +9.09% 284
North of England -3 763 £42,500 -0.58% 284
South West -11 486 £40,000 - 130
Midlands -8 386 £40,000 - 184
East of England +5 376 £45,591 +1.31% 134
Yorkshire +8 355 £40,000 -5.88% 108
North West -9 342 £42,500 -5.56% 153
West Midlands -5 256 £40,000 +5.00% 96
East Midlands -13 130 £40,000 - 88
North East -5 66 £47,000 +10.59% 23
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 3,206 (72.24%) C#
2 2,723 (61.36%) .NET
3 2,213 (49.86%) JavaScript
4 2,066 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1,782 (40.15%) SQL
6 1,542 (34.75%) MVC
7 1,539 (34.68%) ASP.NET
8 1,428 (32.18%) SQL Server
9 1,405 (31.66%) HTML
10 1,219 (27.47%) CSS
11 1,127 (25.39%) Java
12 1,067 (24.04%) AngularJS
13 1,041 (23.46%) Software Engineering
14 914 (20.59%) Microsoft
15 851 (19.18%) Degree
16 765 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
17 750 (16.90%) C++
18 740 (16.67%) TDD
19 708 (15.95%) Python
20 695 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
21 685 (15.43%) jQuery
22 674 (15.19%) Scrum
23 654 (14.74%) .NET Framework
24 653 (14.71%) OO
25 648 (14.60%) Git (software)
26 632 (14.24%) Finance
27 582 (13.11%) Computer Science
28 561 (12.64%) ASP.NET Web API
29 555 (12.51%) Web Services
30 517 (11.65%) Test Automation

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
1 157 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
2 155 (3.49%) IIS
3 60 (1.35%) Confluence
4 57 (1.28%) JBoss
5 53 (1.19%) Apache
6 48 (1.08%) CMS
7 46 (1.04%) SharePoint
8 41 (0.92%) Umbraco
9 36 (0.81%) Apache Spark
10 29 (0.65%) nginx
11 28 (0.63%) OpenStack
12 26 (0.59%) Tomcat
13 21 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
14 18 (0.41%) Kentico
15 14 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.25%) NServiceBus
17 9 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
17 9 (0.20%) WebLogic
18 8 (0.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 27 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.090%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.090%) Notepad++
6 3 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.068%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.045%) ArchiCAD
7 2 (0.045%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.045%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.045%) HipChat
7 2 (0.045%) Maya
7 2 (0.045%) MicroStation
7 2 (0.045%) PrintSoft PReS
7 2 (0.045%) Revit
8 1 (0.023%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.023%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 36 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.090%) Magento
4 2 (0.045%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.023%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.023%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.023%) Exstream
5 1 (0.023%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.023%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.023%) Odoo
5 1 (0.023%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.023%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.023%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.023%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 695 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 399 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
3 222 (5.00%) SaaS
4 80 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 66 (1.49%) Office 365
6 56 (1.26%) Serverless
7 55 (1.24%) GitHub
8 46 (1.04%) G Suite
9 26 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 25 (0.56%) PaaS
11 23 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
12 22 (0.50%) Power Platform
13 21 (0.47%) Amazon S3
13 21 (0.47%) IaaS
14 19 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
14 19 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
15 18 (0.41%) npm
16 17 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
17 16 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
18 14 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (0.90%) Internet
2 32 (0.72%) HTTP
3 31 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 29 (0.65%) Network Security
5 25 (0.56%) Wireless
6 17 (0.38%) VoIP
7 11 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 8 (0.18%) DNS
8 8 (0.18%) Firewall
9 7 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.16%) SSH
10 4 (0.090%) AMQP
10 4 (0.090%) Intranet
10 4 (0.090%) IPv6
10 4 (0.090%) Skype
10 4 (0.090%) VLAN
11 3 (0.068%) DHCP
11 3 (0.068%) Modbus
11 3 (0.068%) Telnet
11 3 (0.068%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,428 (32.18%) SQL Server
2 289 (6.51%) MySQL
3 285 (6.42%) Relational Database
4 239 (5.39%) NoSQL
5 167 (3.76%) MongoDB
6 134 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
7 128 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 110 (2.48%) Big Data
9 107 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 58 (1.31%) RDBMS
11 56 (1.26%) Hadoop
11 56 (1.26%) Redis
12 49 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
13 39 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
14 37 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
15 36 (0.81%) SQLite
16 33 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
17 29 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
18 28 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
19 27 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 648 (14.60%) Git (software)
2 478 (10.77%) Visual Studio
3 319 (7.19%) Jenkins
4 249 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 234 (5.27%) Selenium
6 173 (3.90%) TeamCity
7 166 (3.74%) NUnit
8 159 (3.58%) Cucumber
9 156 (3.52%) JIRA
10 113 (2.55%) Subversion
11 100 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 92 (2.07%) SoapUI
13 87 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
13 87 (1.96%) SpecFlow
14 82 (1.85%) JUnit
15 63 (1.42%) Bitbucket Server
16 60 (1.35%) WebDriver
17 55 (1.24%) Appium
18 54 (1.22%) Ranorex
19 53 (1.19%) Maven
General
1 632 (14.24%) Finance
2 169 (3.81%) Retail
3 141 (3.18%) Marketing
4 123 (2.77%) Games
5 100 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 90 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 63 (1.42%) Electronics
8 61 (1.37%) Banking
9 59 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 39 (0.88%) Front Office
11 34 (0.77%) Automotive
12 22 (0.50%) Aerospace
12 22 (0.50%) Law
13 21 (0.47%) Legal
14 16 (0.36%) Back Office
15 15 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.32%) Advertising
16 14 (0.32%) Military
17 8 (0.18%) Publishing
18 7 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,723 (61.36%) .NET
2 1,539 (34.68%) ASP.NET
3 1,405 (31.66%) HTML
4 1,219 (27.47%) CSS
5 1,067 (24.04%) AngularJS
6 765 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 685 (15.43%) jQuery
8 654 (14.74%) .NET Framework
9 561 (12.64%) ASP.NET Web API
10 555 (12.51%) Web Services
11 508 (11.45%) React
12 414 (9.33%) .NET Core
13 404 (9.10%) HTML5
14 397 (8.95%) XML
15 369 (8.31%) REST
16 333 (7.50%) Entity Framework
17 330 (7.44%) Node.js
18 329 (7.41%) WCF
19 322 (7.26%) RESTful
20 296 (6.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 259 (5.84%) Greenfield Project
2 249 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 191 (4.30%) Mobile App
4 159 (3.58%) Algorithms
5 147 (3.31%) User Experience
6 134 (3.02%) Fintech
7 118 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
8 112 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
9 47 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 30 (0.68%) Data Structures
11 27 (0.61%) NHS
12 23 (0.52%) Driving Licence
13 20 (0.45%) Cloud Native
13 20 (0.45%) Robotics
13 20 (0.45%) Wiki
14 19 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
15 18 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
15 18 (0.41%) Hedge funds
16 15 (0.34%) Management Information System
17 14 (0.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 480 (10.82%) Linux
2 452 (10.18%) Windows
3 138 (3.11%) Android
4 108 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 61 (1.37%) Unix
6 48 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 29 (0.65%) CentOS
8 19 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.43%) Windows 10
9 15 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (0.18%) Fedora
11 8 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.16%) Debian
12 7 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.11%) ThreadX
15 4 (0.090%) AIX
15 4 (0.090%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,066 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1,542 (34.75%) MVC
3 1,041 (23.46%) Software Engineering
4 740 (16.67%) TDD
5 674 (15.19%) Scrum
6 653 (14.71%) OO
7 582 (13.11%) Computer Science
8 517 (11.65%) Test Automation
9 467 (10.52%) SDLC
10 432 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
11 429 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
12 413 (9.31%) DevOps
13 358 (8.07%) Unit Testing
14 332 (7.48%) OOP
15 330 (7.44%) Microservices
15 330 (7.44%) Web Development
16 320 (7.21%) Mentoring
17 298 (6.71%) Mathematics
18 282 (6.35%) BDD
19 248 (5.59%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 3,206 (72.24%) C#
2 2,213 (49.86%) JavaScript
3 1,782 (40.15%) SQL
4 1,127 (25.39%) Java
5 750 (16.90%) C++
6 708 (15.95%) Python
7 390 (8.79%) C
8 326 (7.35%) T-SQL
9 303 (6.83%) PHP
10 210 (4.73%) VB.NET
11 187 (4.21%) TypeScript
12 149 (3.36%) Scala
13 121 (2.73%) Ruby
14 118 (2.66%) VB
15 105 (2.37%) PowerShell
16 95 (2.14%) Go
17 72 (1.62%) R
18 63 (1.42%) VB6
19 54 (1.22%) Java 8
20 47 (1.06%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 851 (19.18%) Degree
2 300 (6.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 185 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 121 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 66 (1.49%) PhD
6 60 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 49 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
9 32 (0.72%) DBS Check
10 18 (0.41%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.23%) HND
12 6 (0.14%) SANS
13 5 (0.11%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.11%) MPhil
14 4 (0.090%) MCAD
14 4 (0.090%) MCP
14 4 (0.090%) MCSD
14 4 (0.090%) MCTS
15 3 (0.068%) HNC
15 3 (0.068%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (3.85%) QA
2 22 (0.50%) DICOM
3 8 (0.18%) WAI
4 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.090%) GDPR
6 2 (0.045%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.045%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.045%) JTAG
6 2 (0.045%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.045%) PMO
6 2 (0.045%) SLA
7 1 (0.023%) DO-254
7 1 (0.023%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.023%) FINRA
7 1 (0.023%) HL7
7 1 (0.023%) MiFID
7 1 (0.023%) PSD2
System Software
1 279 (6.29%) Docker
2 58 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.23%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 6 (0.14%) Firmware
5 5 (0.11%) vSphere
6 2 (0.045%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.045%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.023%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.023%) iptables
7 1 (0.023%) LXC
7 1 (0.023%) NFS
7 1 (0.023%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.023%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 131 (2.95%) Kubernetes
2 87 (1.96%) Ansible
3 43 (0.97%) Terraform
4 39 (0.88%) Puppet
5 33 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (0.45%) Kibana
6 20 (0.45%) logstash
7 14 (0.32%) Rancher
8 12 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.090%) Grafana
10 4 (0.090%) Mesos
10 4 (0.090%) Salt
11 3 (0.068%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.045%) Graphite
12 2 (0.045%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.045%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.023%) Consul
13 1 (0.023%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.023%) Packer
Vendors
1 914 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 250 (5.63%) Oracle
3 143 (3.22%) Google
4 109 (2.46%) Xamarin
5 67 (1.51%) SAP
6 30 (0.68%) IBM
7 25 (0.56%) Red Hat
8 19 (0.43%) DevExpress
9 16 (0.36%) TIBCO
9 16 (0.36%) Zend
10 15 (0.34%) Sitecore
11 14 (0.32%) Atlassian
12 12 (0.27%) Sage
12 12 (0.27%) Solace
13 11 (0.25%) Adobe
13 11 (0.25%) Apple
13 11 (0.25%) Cognizant
13 11 (0.25%) Tableau
14 10 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.20%) Cisco