Period
to 16 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 88 98
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2,651 3,016 4,414
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.32% 3.40% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.58% 3.57% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,115 2,616 3,790
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £60,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 74,018 84,506 128,361
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.62% 95.24% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 57,364 69,276 104,022
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 16 May 2021.

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 16 May 2021. 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 -13 704 £50,000 +11.11% 107
London +28 566 £62,750 +4.58% 166
North of England -15 494 £40,000 -9.09% 161
South West -17 345 £45,000 +12.50% 85
Midlands 0 312 £40,000 - 107
North West -24 245 £45,000 - 97
East of England +36 215 £40,500 -10.00% 41
Yorkshire +2 191 £40,000 -5.88% 40
West Midlands +11 179 £40,000 - 50
East Midlands +1 132 £37,500 -6.25% 57
North East +3 58 £37,250 -0.67% 24
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, 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 1,694 (63.90%) C#
2 1,460 (55.07%) .NET
3 1,367 (51.57%) JavaScript
4 1,098 (41.42%) Agile Software Development
5 992 (37.42%) SQL
6 840 (31.69%) HTML
7 811 (30.59%) CSS
8 708 (26.71%) .NET Core
9 693 (26.14%) Azure
10 674 (25.42%) MVC
11 606 (22.86%) SQL Server
12 585 (22.07%) AngularJS
13 577 (21.77%) Java
14 563 (21.24%) React
15 519 (19.58%) ASP.NET
16 512 (19.31%) Microsoft
17 511 (19.28%) Software Engineering
18 462 (17.43%) DevOps
19 434 (16.37%) Microservices
19 434 (16.37%) TDD
20 389 (14.67%) Scrum
21 379 (14.30%) Git (software)
22 376 (14.18%) Python
23 368 (13.88%) .NET Framework
24 365 (13.77%) Degree
25 358 (13.50%) Docker
26 318 (12.00%) Social Skills
27 299 (11.28%) AWS
27 299 (11.28%) Finance
28 297 (11.20%) HTML5

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 80 (3.02%) CMS
2 57 (2.15%) IIS
3 49 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (1.43%) EPiServer
5 32 (1.21%) Apache
6 27 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
7 25 (0.94%) Umbraco
8 20 (0.75%) WordPress
9 17 (0.64%) GemFire
10 16 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
11 15 (0.57%) Confluence
12 14 (0.53%) Apache Spark
12 14 (0.53%) Tornado
13 13 (0.49%) Drupal
13 13 (0.49%) SharePoint
14 12 (0.45%) NServiceBus
14 12 (0.45%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.41%) JBoss
16 6 (0.23%) Kentico
17 5 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.30%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.19%) GIMP
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.075%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.038%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.038%) Figma
Business Applications
1 8 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.19%) OpenCart
4 5 (0.19%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.15%) Magento
6 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.11%) SAP GTS
7 2 (0.075%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.075%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.075%) Shopify
8 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.038%) PlanetPress Connect
8 1 (0.038%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.038%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.038%) Temenos Globus
8 1 (0.038%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 693 (26.14%) Azure
2 299 (11.28%) AWS
3 143 (5.39%) SaaS
4 75 (2.83%) GitHub
5 57 (2.15%) GCP
5 57 (2.15%) Serverless
6 53 (2.00%) Azure Service Bus
7 23 (0.87%) Azure Functions
8 20 (0.75%) Power Platform
9 18 (0.68%) Azure App Service
10 17 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (0.64%) PaaS
11 15 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (0.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 14 (0.53%) npm
13 13 (0.49%) Asana
14 11 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (0.38%) Azure Logic Apps
16 9 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.09%) Internet
2 10 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.30%) Skype
4 7 (0.26%) Wireshark
5 6 (0.23%) H.323
5 6 (0.23%) Network Security
6 5 (0.19%) HTTP
6 5 (0.19%) VoIP
7 4 (0.15%) Asterisk PBX
7 4 (0.15%) Intranet
7 4 (0.15%) RTP
8 3 (0.11%) Broadband
8 3 (0.11%) SSL
9 2 (0.075%) DNS
9 2 (0.075%) MQTT
9 2 (0.075%) SNMP
10 1 (0.038%) GPON
10 1 (0.038%) LAN
10 1 (0.038%) PPP
10 1 (0.038%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 606 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 206 (7.77%) MySQL
3 174 (6.56%) NoSQL
4 143 (5.39%) MongoDB
5 114 (4.30%) Relational Database
6 67 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
7 55 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
8 41 (1.55%) Big Data
9 38 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 35 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (1.28%) SQLPlus
12 26 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 25 (0.94%) Redis
14 24 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (0.75%) Power BI
16 18 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
17 14 (0.53%) MariaDB
18 13 (0.49%) Blockchain
19 12 (0.45%) Tableau
20 11 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 379 (14.30%) Git (software)
2 135 (5.09%) Selenium
3 112 (4.22%) Visual Studio
4 94 (3.55%) Jenkins
5 77 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 60 (2.26%) JIRA
7 59 (2.23%) Cucumber
8 58 (2.19%) TeamCity
8 58 (2.19%) Visual Studio Team System
9 49 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 43 (1.62%) WebDriver
11 38 (1.43%) GitLab
12 36 (1.36%) Cypress.io
13 35 (1.32%) NUnit
14 30 (1.13%) Protractor
15 27 (1.02%) Eclipse
16 25 (0.94%) JUnit
17 22 (0.83%) SpecFlow
18 18 (0.68%) webpack
19 17 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 318 (12.00%) Social Skills
2 299 (11.28%) Finance
3 141 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 119 (4.49%) Public Sector
5 81 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 78 (2.94%) Marketing
7 76 (2.87%) Manufacturing
8 73 (2.75%) Electronics
9 70 (2.64%) Games
10 60 (2.26%) Law
10 60 (2.26%) Retail
11 51 (1.92%) Banking
12 47 (1.77%) Back Office
13 30 (1.13%) Legal
14 29 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
15 25 (0.94%) Wearables
16 24 (0.91%) Automotive
17 19 (0.72%) Advertising
17 19 (0.72%) Public Speaking
18 17 (0.64%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,460 (55.07%) .NET
2 840 (31.69%) HTML
3 811 (30.59%) CSS
4 708 (26.71%) .NET Core
5 585 (22.07%) AngularJS
6 563 (21.24%) React
7 519 (19.58%) ASP.NET
8 368 (13.88%) .NET Framework
9 297 (11.20%) HTML5
10 289 (10.90%) jQuery
10 289 (10.90%) Vue.js
11 276 (10.41%) Node.js
12 247 (9.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 226 (8.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 226 (8.53%) Entity Framework
14 224 (8.45%) REST
15 215 (8.11%) RESTful
16 182 (6.87%) Web Services
17 119 (4.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 117 (4.41%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 216 (8.15%) Greenfield Project
2 131 (4.94%) User Experience
3 118 (4.45%) Mobile App
4 89 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 48 (1.81%) NHS
6 35 (1.32%) Data Structures
7 34 (1.28%) Algorithms
8 32 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
9 29 (1.09%) N-Tier
10 26 (0.98%) Public Cloud
11 25 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (0.72%) Data Centre
13 18 (0.68%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.64%) Blog
14 17 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
15 16 (0.60%) Over-the-Top Content
16 14 (0.53%) Management Information System
17 13 (0.49%) Cloud Native
17 13 (0.49%) LIMS
18 12 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 286 (10.79%) Linux
2 149 (5.62%) Windows
3 58 (2.19%) Android
4 45 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 44 (1.66%) Unix
6 41 (1.55%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.23%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.19%) Debian
11 4 (0.15%) CentOS
12 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.075%) Android TV
13 2 (0.075%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.075%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.075%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.038%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,098 (41.42%) Agile Software Development
2 674 (25.42%) MVC
3 511 (19.28%) Software Engineering
4 462 (17.43%) DevOps
5 434 (16.37%) Microservices
5 434 (16.37%) TDD
6 389 (14.67%) Scrum
7 262 (9.88%) Web Development
8 253 (9.54%) Computer Science
8 253 (9.54%) OO
9 245 (9.24%) Test Automation
10 222 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
11 208 (7.85%) SDLC
12 204 (7.70%) Mentoring
13 195 (7.36%) OOP
14 175 (6.60%) Unit Testing
15 172 (6.49%) SOLID
16 167 (6.30%) Software Testing
17 164 (6.19%) BDD
18 141 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,694 (63.90%) C#
2 1,367 (51.57%) JavaScript
3 992 (37.42%) SQL
4 577 (21.77%) Java
5 376 (14.18%) Python
6 243 (9.17%) TypeScript
7 214 (8.07%) C++
8 208 (7.85%) PHP
9 184 (6.94%) T-SQL
10 125 (4.72%) Java 8
11 121 (4.56%) Go
12 111 (4.19%) VB.NET
13 86 (3.24%) C
14 58 (2.19%) Ruby
15 47 (1.77%) ES6
16 38 (1.43%) Scala
16 38 (1.43%) VB
17 36 (1.36%) Bash Shell
18 23 (0.87%) Kotlin
19 21 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 365 (13.77%) Degree
2 146 (5.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 125 (4.72%) Oracle Certification
4 115 (4.34%) CIW
4 115 (4.34%) OCA
4 115 (4.34%) OCAJ
5 81 (3.06%) Security Cleared
6 69 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 38 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 20 (0.75%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.45%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.38%) OCP
12 5 (0.19%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.11%) MCSD
14 3 (0.11%) PhD
15 2 (0.075%) ISEB
15 2 (0.075%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (4.30%) QA
2 30 (1.13%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.64%) GRC
4 6 (0.23%) SLA
5 4 (0.15%) WCAG
6 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.075%) GDPR
7 2 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.075%) PSD2
8 1 (0.038%) JTAG
8 1 (0.038%) SEPA
8 1 (0.038%) TARGET2
System Software
1 358 (13.50%) Docker
2 27 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.02%) NDS
2 27 (1.02%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 17 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.38%) HDFS
5 6 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.23%) KVM
6 5 (0.19%) LXC
7 4 (0.15%) Kamailio
7 4 (0.15%) OpenSIPS
8 3 (0.11%) Firmware
9 2 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.038%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 249 (9.39%) Kubernetes
2 33 (1.24%) Terraform
3 27 (1.02%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 23 (0.87%) Ansible
5 11 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.19%) Bugsnag
7 4 (0.15%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.11%) Puppet
9 1 (0.038%) Control-M
9 1 (0.038%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.038%) Grafana
9 1 (0.038%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.038%) Kibana
9 1 (0.038%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 512 (19.31%) Microsoft
2 233 (8.79%) Oracle
3 65 (2.45%) SAP
4 49 (1.85%) Xamarin
4 49 (1.85%) Zend
5 42 (1.58%) Google
6 31 (1.17%) Bloomberg
7 29 (1.09%) ANSYS
8 27 (1.02%) ForgeRock
8 27 (1.02%) NetIQ
8 27 (1.02%) VMware
9 19 (0.72%) PagerDuty
10 17 (0.64%) Okta
11 16 (0.60%) Sitecore
12 13 (0.49%) Telerik
13 11 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.26%) Apple
15 6 (0.23%) Adobe
16 5 (0.19%) Dell
16 5 (0.19%) JD Edwards