Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 86 100
Rank change year-on-year -9 +14 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 4,240 5,466 5,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.28% 3.54% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 3.69% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,537 4,822 4,671
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £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 123,929 148,198 158,356
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.11% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 99,547 120,327 127,847
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +4 1,356 £45,000 - 162
London -6 1,002 £60,000 +9.09% 242
North of England +5 754 £42,000 -1.18% 198
South West -23 458 £42,500 +10.39% 120
Midlands -11 408 £42,500 +6.25% 130
North West +7 393 £42,500 - 106
Yorkshire -14 307 £41,000 +2.50% 69
East of England -25 258 £42,500 -5.56% 116
West Midlands -19 229 £42,500 +6.25% 69
East Midlands +2 177 £40,000 - 61
North East +7 55 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3,017 (71.16%) C#
2 2,604 (61.42%) .NET
3 2,138 (50.42%) JavaScript
4 2,006 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
5 1,684 (39.72%) SQL
6 1,425 (33.61%) ASP.NET
7 1,377 (32.48%) MVC
8 1,302 (30.71%) SQL Server
9 1,272 (30.00%) HTML
10 1,164 (27.45%) CSS
11 999 (23.56%) AngularJS
12 990 (23.35%) Java
13 910 (21.46%) Software Engineering
14 840 (19.81%) Degree
15 769 (18.14%) Azure
16 751 (17.71%) Microsoft
17 692 (16.32%) jQuery
18 685 (16.16%) TDD
19 655 (15.45%) ASP.NET MVC
20 613 (14.46%) Git (software)
21 610 (14.39%) Scrum
22 594 (14.01%) Computer Science
23 589 (13.89%) Python
24 588 (13.87%) .NET Framework
25 557 (13.14%) React
26 545 (12.85%) C++
27 544 (12.83%) ASP.NET Web API
28 540 (12.74%) Finance
29 538 (12.69%) DevOps
30 531 (12.52%) 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
1 102 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
2 93 (2.19%) IIS
3 61 (1.44%) CMS
4 55 (1.30%) Confluence
5 48 (1.13%) Apache
6 46 (1.08%) JBoss
7 45 (1.06%) Umbraco
8 35 (0.83%) SharePoint
9 27 (0.64%) Apache Spark
10 24 (0.57%) NServiceBus
11 22 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.42%) nginx
13 16 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (0.38%) Kentico
14 14 (0.33%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.28%) WordPress
16 10 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
16 10 (0.24%) WebLogic
17 8 (0.19%) WebSphere
18 5 (0.12%) EPiServer
Applications
1 21 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.071%) InDesign
7 2 (0.047%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.047%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.047%) Maya
8 1 (0.024%) ArchiCAD
8 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.024%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.024%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.024%) Revit
8 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.024%) Steinberg Cubase
Business Applications
1 17 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.19%) Magento
3 4 (0.094%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.047%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.047%) OpenText MBPM
4 2 (0.047%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.047%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.047%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.047%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.024%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.024%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.024%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.024%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.024%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.024%) SessionCam
5 1 (0.024%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 769 (18.14%) Azure
2 415 (9.79%) AWS
3 153 (3.61%) SaaS
4 88 (2.08%) Serverless
5 83 (1.96%) GCP
6 63 (1.49%) GitHub
7 40 (0.94%) Office 365
8 31 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
9 29 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
9 29 (0.68%) Power Platform
10 28 (0.66%) Amazon S3
10 28 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
11 26 (0.61%) G Suite
12 21 (0.50%) PaaS
13 18 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
14 17 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (0.40%) npm
15 15 (0.35%) IaaS
16 13 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 39 (0.92%) Internet
2 32 (0.75%) HTTP
3 23 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.24%) Wireless
5 9 (0.21%) Network Security
6 7 (0.17%) VoIP
7 5 (0.12%) Firewall
8 4 (0.094%) DNS
8 4 (0.094%) DSL
8 4 (0.094%) IPv6
9 3 (0.071%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.071%) Intranet
9 3 (0.071%) SSH
9 3 (0.071%) Telnet
10 2 (0.047%) IGMP
10 2 (0.047%) Modbus
10 2 (0.047%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.047%) SSL
10 2 (0.047%) VLAN
10 2 (0.047%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,302 (30.71%) SQL Server
2 319 (7.52%) MySQL
3 238 (5.61%) Relational Database
4 206 (4.86%) NoSQL
5 169 (3.99%) MongoDB
6 143 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
7 102 (2.41%) Big Data
8 71 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 71 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 64 (1.51%) Redis
10 60 (1.42%) RDBMS
11 42 (0.99%) Hadoop
12 41 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
13 35 (0.83%) SQLite
14 31 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
15 29 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 28 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
16 28 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
18 22 (0.52%) GIS
Development Applications
1 613 (14.46%) Git (software)
2 348 (8.21%) Visual Studio
3 330 (7.78%) Jenkins
4 227 (5.35%) Selenium
5 207 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 189 (4.46%) JIRA
7 147 (3.47%) Cucumber
8 137 (3.23%) Subversion
9 129 (3.04%) NUnit
10 115 (2.71%) TeamCity
11 85 (2.00%) SpecFlow
12 74 (1.75%) JUnit
13 73 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 72 (1.70%) WebDriver
15 68 (1.60%) Eclipse
15 68 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
16 61 (1.44%) SoapUI
17 59 (1.39%) webpack
18 49 (1.16%) Bitbucket
19 48 (1.13%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 540 (12.74%) Finance
2 193 (4.55%) Retail
3 157 (3.70%) Games
4 138 (3.25%) Marketing
5 116 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 99 (2.33%) Public Sector
7 92 (2.17%) Banking
8 91 (2.15%) Telecoms
9 70 (1.65%) Electronics
10 68 (1.60%) Front Office
11 30 (0.71%) Automotive
12 29 (0.68%) Aerospace
13 21 (0.50%) Law
14 20 (0.47%) Legal
15 15 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.35%) Military
16 13 (0.31%) Police
17 12 (0.28%) Advertising
17 12 (0.28%) Fire and Rescue
17 12 (0.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,604 (61.42%) .NET
2 1,425 (33.61%) ASP.NET
3 1,272 (30.00%) HTML
4 1,164 (27.45%) CSS
5 999 (23.56%) AngularJS
6 692 (16.32%) jQuery
7 655 (15.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 588 (13.87%) .NET Framework
9 557 (13.14%) React
10 544 (12.83%) ASP.NET Web API
11 531 (12.52%) Web Services
12 435 (10.26%) .NET Core
13 350 (8.25%) XML
14 337 (7.95%) Node.js
15 335 (7.90%) REST
16 299 (7.05%) WCF
17 295 (6.96%) RESTful
18 290 (6.84%) HTML5
19 289 (6.82%) Entity Framework
20 264 (6.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 230 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
2 179 (4.22%) Mobile App
3 178 (4.20%) User Experience
4 168 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 144 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
6 69 (1.63%) Algorithms
7 54 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 54 (1.27%) Virtual Team
8 38 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 36 (0.85%) Data Structures
10 34 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 33 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
12 30 (0.71%) NHS
13 27 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
13 27 (0.64%) Hedge funds
14 25 (0.59%) Derivative
15 23 (0.54%) Fixed Income
15 23 (0.54%) Wiki
16 19 (0.45%) Public Cloud
17 18 (0.42%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 390 (9.20%) Linux
2 350 (8.25%) Windows
3 156 (3.68%) Android
4 131 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 69 (1.63%) Unix
6 41 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 29 (0.68%) CentOS
8 20 (0.47%) Windows 10
9 19 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.24%) ThreadX
12 9 (0.21%) AIX
12 9 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (0.17%) Fedora
14 6 (0.14%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.12%) Debian
15 5 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.071%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.071%) SUSE
17 2 (0.047%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,006 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1,377 (32.48%) MVC
3 910 (21.46%) Software Engineering
4 685 (16.16%) TDD
5 610 (14.39%) Scrum
6 594 (14.01%) Computer Science
7 538 (12.69%) DevOps
8 509 (12.00%) OO
9 498 (11.75%) Test Automation
10 390 (9.20%) SDLC
11 388 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
12 366 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
13 356 (8.40%) Web Development
14 339 (8.00%) Microservices
15 335 (7.90%) Mentoring
16 326 (7.69%) BDD
17 310 (7.31%) Unit Testing
18 290 (6.84%) OOP
19 251 (5.92%) SDET
20 162 (3.82%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 3,017 (71.16%) C#
2 2,138 (50.42%) JavaScript
3 1,684 (39.72%) SQL
4 990 (23.35%) Java
5 589 (13.89%) Python
6 545 (12.85%) C++
7 356 (8.40%) PHP
8 238 (5.61%) VB.NET
9 233 (5.50%) TypeScript
10 230 (5.42%) C
11 213 (5.02%) T-SQL
12 119 (2.81%) Ruby
13 102 (2.41%) Scala
14 96 (2.26%) VB
15 90 (2.12%) PowerShell
16 83 (1.96%) Go
17 68 (1.60%) Objective-C
18 56 (1.32%) Java 8
19 46 (1.08%) ES6
20 45 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 840 (19.81%) Degree
2 377 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 172 (4.06%) Security Cleared
4 107 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 65 (1.53%) DV Cleared
6 31 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
8 14 (0.33%) DBS Check
8 14 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 11 (0.26%) HND
10 9 (0.21%) MCAD
10 9 (0.21%) MCTS
11 8 (0.19%) SANS
12 5 (0.12%) ISEB
12 5 (0.12%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.12%) MCP
12 5 (0.12%) MCSD
12 5 (0.12%) PhD
13 4 (0.094%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (4.58%) QA
2 20 (0.47%) DICOM
3 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.094%) GDPR
5 4 (0.094%) PMO
6 3 (0.071%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.047%) FINRA
7 2 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.047%) MiFID
8 1 (0.024%) Dublin Core
8 1 (0.024%) HL7
8 1 (0.024%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.024%) PSD2
System Software
1 360 (8.49%) Docker
2 42 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.33%) Firmware
4 5 (0.12%) LXC
5 4 (0.094%) Cronacle
6 3 (0.071%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.071%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 3 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.047%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.047%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.047%) vSphere
7 2 (0.047%) XenApp
7 2 (0.047%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 139 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 53 (1.25%) Puppet
3 49 (1.16%) Ansible
4 35 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (0.66%) Terraform
6 16 (0.38%) Rancher
7 8 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.14%) Ganglia
9 6 (0.14%) Marathon
9 6 (0.14%) Mesos
9 6 (0.14%) Salt
9 6 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.12%) Control-M
10 5 (0.12%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.094%) Grafana
12 2 (0.047%) Consul
13 1 (0.024%) Graphite
13 1 (0.024%) Istio
13 1 (0.024%) Packer
Vendors
1 751 (17.71%) Microsoft
2 206 (4.86%) Oracle
3 112 (2.64%) Google
4 84 (1.98%) Xamarin
5 80 (1.89%) SAP
6 33 (0.78%) IBM
7 30 (0.71%) Red Hat
8 29 (0.68%) Zend
9 28 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (0.61%) Adobe
11 24 (0.57%) Atlassian
12 18 (0.42%) Tableau
12 18 (0.42%) Telerik
13 17 (0.40%) Sitecore
14 16 (0.38%) Sage
15 14 (0.33%) TIBCO
16 12 (0.28%) Solace
17 11 (0.26%) Klocwork
17 11 (0.26%) QNX
18 9 (0.21%) DevExpress