The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 113 111
Rank change year-on-year +27 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 2818 2537 2812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.38% 2.74% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.52% 2.84% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2458 2374 2501
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80108 89468 100526
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.97% 96.55% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 65932 76287 83736
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +1 772 £40,000 -5.88% 98
London +34 571 £52,500 +5.00% 102
East of England +44 318 £40,000 - 41
North West +8 313 £38,000 - 37
South West +31 268 £35,000 -12.50% 42
Yorkshire +14 237 £40,000 +11.11% 34
West Midlands +36 225 £37,500 +7.14% 26
East Midlands -3 103 £40,000 -5.88% 29
North East -10 34 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 3424 (64.65%) C#
2 3041 (57.42%) .NET
3 2519 (47.56%) JavaScript
4 2452 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
5 2083 (39.33%) HTML
5 2083 (39.33%) SQL
6 1906 (35.99%) MVC
7 1837 (34.69%) ASP.NET
8 1810 (34.18%) SQL Server
9 1804 (34.06%) CSS
10 1617 (30.53%) Java
11 1284 (24.24%) Software Engineering
12 1233 (23.28%) Degree
13 1155 (21.81%) AngularJS
14 1059 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1002 (18.92%) jQuery
16 991 (18.71%) C++
17 975 (18.41%) Microsoft
18 923 (17.43%) TDD
19 918 (17.33%) Computer Science
20 890 (16.81%) OO
21 873 (16.48%) Scrum
22 790 (14.92%) Web Services
23 744 (14.05%) Finance
24 719 (13.58%) .NET Framework
25 715 (13.50%) HTML5
26 661 (12.48%) Python
27 626 (11.82%) SDLC
28 616 (11.63%) Linux
29 577 (10.90%) Git (software)

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
1 141 (2.66%) Apache
2 123 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
3 114 (2.15%) IIS
4 93 (1.76%) Apache Spark
5 87 (1.64%) SharePoint
6 84 (1.59%) CMS
7 78 (1.47%) Tomcat
8 72 (1.36%) JBoss
9 44 (0.83%) Drupal
10 43 (0.81%) WordPress
11 41 (0.77%) nginx
12 40 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 35 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 35 (0.66%) OpenStack
14 30 (0.57%) Umbraco
15 28 (0.53%) NServiceBus
16 21 (0.40%) Apache Pig
17 20 (0.38%) Confluence
17 20 (0.38%) WebLogic
17 20 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.19%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.094%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.057%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.038%) InDesign
6 2 (0.038%) InVision
6 2 (0.038%) Moqups
7 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.019%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.019%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 63 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 28 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.36%) Magento
4 5 (0.094%) PlanetPress Connect
5 3 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.057%) MetaTrader
5 3 (0.057%) Sage X3
5 3 (0.057%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.038%) Endur
6 2 (0.038%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.038%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.038%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.019%) BASE24
7 1 (0.019%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.019%) Exstream
7 1 (0.019%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.019%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.019%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.019%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 328 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 292 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
3 220 (4.15%) SaaS
4 95 (1.79%) GitHub
5 49 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 42 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 20 (0.38%) Force.com
8 19 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 16 (0.30%) PaaS
10 11 (0.21%) Office 365
11 8 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (0.15%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.15%) Heroku
11 8 (0.15%) IaaS
12 7 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.13%) Datadog
12 7 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.11%) BrowserStack
14 5 (0.094%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 120 (2.27%) HTTP
2 61 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 57 (1.08%) Internet
4 18 (0.34%) DNS
5 14 (0.26%) Intranet
6 12 (0.23%) Skype
7 11 (0.21%) SSL
8 9 (0.17%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.094%) Firewall
10 4 (0.076%) 3G
10 4 (0.076%) 4G
10 4 (0.076%) AMQP
10 4 (0.076%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.076%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.076%) LTE
10 4 (0.076%) Network Security
10 4 (0.076%) RS-232
10 4 (0.076%) SNMP
10 4 (0.076%) Wireless
10 4 (0.076%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1810 (34.18%) SQL Server
2 470 (8.87%) MySQL
3 330 (6.23%) NoSQL
4 321 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 271 (5.12%) MongoDB
6 193 (3.64%) Big Data
7 161 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 143 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 136 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
10 134 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 100 (1.89%) Hadoop
12 89 (1.68%) RDBMS
13 88 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
14 66 (1.25%) Redis
15 62 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
16 43 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
17 42 (0.79%) Neo4j
18 39 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
19 38 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
20 37 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 577 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 450 (8.50%) Visual Studio
3 360 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 302 (5.70%) Subversion
5 215 (4.06%) Jenkins
6 213 (4.02%) Selenium
7 198 (3.74%) JIRA
8 186 (3.51%) NUnit
9 127 (2.40%) TeamCity
10 124 (2.34%) Maven
11 99 (1.87%) JUnit
12 82 (1.55%) Cucumber
13 81 (1.53%) SpecFlow
14 72 (1.36%) WebDriver
15 68 (1.28%) gulp
16 60 (1.13%) Ant
17 58 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 56 (1.06%) Eclipse
19 52 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
20 51 (0.96%) Moq
General
1 744 (14.05%) Finance
2 239 (4.51%) Retail
3 192 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 182 (3.44%) Marketing
5 148 (2.79%) Banking
6 138 (2.61%) Games
7 124 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 96 (1.81%) Electronics
9 85 (1.60%) Advertising
10 74 (1.40%) Automotive
11 64 (1.21%) Investment Banking
11 64 (1.21%) Legal
12 52 (0.98%) Back Office
13 42 (0.79%) Front Office
14 39 (0.74%) Aerospace
15 36 (0.68%) Military
16 35 (0.66%) Retail Banking
17 28 (0.53%) Law
18 27 (0.51%) Publishing
19 15 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3041 (57.42%) .NET
2 2083 (39.33%) HTML
3 1837 (34.69%) ASP.NET
4 1804 (34.06%) CSS
5 1155 (21.81%) AngularJS
6 1059 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1002 (18.92%) jQuery
8 790 (14.92%) Web Services
9 719 (13.58%) .NET Framework
10 715 (13.50%) HTML5
11 528 (9.97%) XML
12 514 (9.71%) ASP.NET Web API
13 487 (9.20%) WCF
14 403 (7.61%) Entity Framework
15 399 (7.53%) WPF
16 392 (7.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 390 (7.36%) Node.js
18 362 (6.84%) REST
19 355 (6.70%) RESTful
20 343 (6.48%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 918 (17.33%) Computer Science
2 349 (6.59%) Greenfield Project
3 345 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
4 215 (4.06%) Algorithms
5 203 (3.83%) Mobile App
6 183 (3.46%) User Experience
7 118 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 96 (1.81%) Data Structures
9 94 (1.77%) Fintech
10 74 (1.40%) iPad
11 69 (1.30%) N-Tier
12 56 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
13 44 (0.83%) Client/Server
14 38 (0.72%) Blog
15 35 (0.66%) Hedge funds
16 28 (0.53%) Management Information System
17 25 (0.47%) PMI
17 25 (0.47%) Social Media
18 23 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
19 21 (0.40%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 616 (11.63%) Linux
2 560 (10.57%) Windows
3 265 (5.00%) Android
4 227 (4.29%) Apple iOS
5 138 (2.61%) Unix
6 37 (0.70%) Mac OS
7 24 (0.45%) VxWorks
8 17 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.30%) CentOS
10 14 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 13 (0.25%) Windows Server
12 12 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
13 10 (0.19%) VMS
13 10 (0.19%) Windows Phone
14 9 (0.17%) AIX
15 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.13%) Solaris
17 6 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
18 4 (0.076%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2452 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1906 (35.99%) MVC
3 1284 (24.24%) Software Engineering
4 923 (17.43%) TDD
5 890 (16.81%) OO
6 873 (16.48%) Scrum
7 626 (11.82%) SDLC
8 534 (10.08%) Web Development
9 461 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
10 446 (8.42%) OOP
11 430 (8.12%) Unit Testing
12 418 (7.89%) Test Automation
13 397 (7.50%) Mathematics
14 337 (6.36%) BDD
15 242 (4.57%) Mentoring
16 203 (3.83%) SOLID
17 198 (3.74%) Open Source
18 191 (3.61%) Multithreading
18 191 (3.61%) Physics
19 190 (3.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3424 (64.65%) C#
2 2519 (47.56%) JavaScript
3 2083 (39.33%) SQL
4 1617 (30.53%) Java
5 991 (18.71%) C++
6 661 (12.48%) Python
7 489 (9.23%) PHP
8 386 (7.29%) C
9 360 (6.80%) VB.NET
10 352 (6.65%) T-SQL
11 261 (4.93%) Ruby
12 186 (3.51%) Scala
13 142 (2.68%) Perl
14 122 (2.30%) Go
15 110 (2.08%) VB
16 100 (1.89%) Objective-C
17 95 (1.79%) TypeScript
18 81 (1.53%) PL/SQL
19 69 (1.30%) Groovy
20 65 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1233 (23.28%) Degree
2 407 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 183 (3.46%) Security Cleared
4 93 (1.76%) Numerate Degree
5 92 (1.74%) PhD
6 73 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 57 (1.08%) DV Cleared
8 51 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (0.47%) PMI Certification
10 21 (0.40%) HND
11 20 (0.38%) Master's Degree
12 15 (0.28%) ISTQB
13 14 (0.26%) Postgraduate
14 6 (0.11%) GNVQ
15 3 (0.057%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.057%) HNC
15 3 (0.057%) IRCA
15 3 (0.057%) MCPD
15 3 (0.057%) MCSD
16 2 (0.038%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (4.44%) QA
2 22 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.094%) SLA
5 4 (0.076%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.057%) Section 508
6 3 (0.057%) WCAG
7 2 (0.038%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.038%) HL7
7 2 (0.038%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.038%) SEPA
7 2 (0.038%) TickIT
8 1 (0.019%) DICOM
8 1 (0.019%) GCP
8 1 (0.019%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.019%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.019%) MiFID
System Software
1 155 (2.93%) Docker
2 47 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (0.45%) Firmware
5 17 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.21%) LXC
7 9 (0.17%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.076%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.076%) Snort
10 3 (0.057%) KVM
10 3 (0.057%) Varnish
11 1 (0.019%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.019%) iptables
11 1 (0.019%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.019%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (1.17%) Ansible
2 47 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (0.85%) Puppet
4 31 (0.59%) Terraform
5 15 (0.28%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.13%) HAProxy
6 7 (0.13%) Kibana
6 7 (0.13%) logstash
6 7 (0.13%) Nagios
6 7 (0.13%) Packer
7 5 (0.094%) Salt
8 3 (0.057%) Opsview
9 2 (0.038%) HockeyApp
9 2 (0.038%) Mesos
9 2 (0.038%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.019%) Grafana
10 1 (0.019%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.019%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.019%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 975 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 510 (9.63%) Oracle
3 141 (2.66%) Xamarin
4 85 (1.60%) Google
4 85 (1.60%) SAP
5 54 (1.02%) VMware
6 42 (0.79%) Zend
7 36 (0.68%) Sybase
8 29 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (0.51%) Perforce
10 26 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
11 19 (0.36%) Telerik
12 18 (0.34%) Red Hat
13 17 (0.32%) Apple
13 17 (0.32%) Progress
14 12 (0.23%) Adobe
14 12 (0.23%) LexisNexis
15 11 (0.21%) DevExpress
15 11 (0.21%) TOWER Software
16 9 (0.17%) Ab Initio
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
East Riding
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bicester, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £36000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25182 - £31897.20 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits and training
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Salary: £31000 - £33500 per annum + Excellent pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Herefordshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £33000 per annum + pension etc
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + private health
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-40,000, Bonus, Pension, Flexible Working, Company Mobile
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £65,000 + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Pearson Frank
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Awesome Benefits + Prospects!!
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago