Period
to 30 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 88 88
Rank change year-on-year -11 0 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,427 4,244 5,257
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.11% 3.35% 3.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.28% 3.50% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,464 3,694 4,907
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 43,566 121,214 147,122
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.67% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 36,339 97,924 119,367
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,250 £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% - +3.09%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -4 433 £50,000 +11.11% 94
North of England +14 325 £45,000 +5.88% 108
London -34 276 £70,000 +16.67% 148
North West +30 205 £45,000 +5.88% 70
South West 0 163 £40,000 -3.61% 69
Midlands -7 145 £42,500 - 57
West Midlands +26 102 £42,500 - 34
East of England +12 80 £45,000 +5.88% 30
Yorkshire -29 74 £47,500 +18.75% 24
North East +21 46 £42,750 +1.79% 14
East Midlands -18 43 £44,000 +10.00% 22
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 992 (69.52%) C#
2 901 (63.14%) .NET
3 685 (48.00%) JavaScript
4 604 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
5 495 (34.69%) SQL
6 432 (30.27%) HTML
7 425 (29.78%) Azure
8 414 (29.01%) SQL Server
9 401 (28.10%) ASP.NET
10 389 (27.26%) .NET Core
11 387 (27.12%) MVC
12 377 (26.42%) CSS
13 330 (23.13%) AngularJS
14 297 (20.81%) TDD
15 269 (18.85%) DevOps
16 267 (18.71%) Software Engineering
17 262 (18.36%) React
18 248 (17.38%) Java
19 239 (16.75%) Microsoft
20 228 (15.98%) .NET Framework
21 210 (14.72%) Git (software)
22 202 (14.16%) Python
23 193 (13.52%) ASP.NET MVC
24 191 (13.38%) Degree
25 188 (13.17%) AWS
25 188 (13.17%) OO
26 187 (13.10%) ASP.NET Web API
27 179 (12.54%) Test Automation
28 163 (11.42%) Microservices
29 161 (11.28%) Docker

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 35 (2.45%) IIS
2 29 (2.03%) Apache
3 22 (1.54%) CMS
4 17 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.05%) NServiceBus
6 13 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 10 (0.70%) JBoss
8 9 (0.63%) Confluence
8 9 (0.63%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.49%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.35%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.28%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.28%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.28%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.14%) Drupal
13 2 (0.14%) Headless CMS
13 2 (0.14%) Kentico
13 2 (0.14%) SugarCRM
13 2 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (0.56%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.070%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.070%) InDesign
4 1 (0.070%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.070%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.070%) Magento
3 1 (0.070%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 425 (29.78%) Azure
2 188 (13.17%) AWS
3 76 (5.33%) SaaS
4 35 (2.45%) GitHub
5 33 (2.31%) GCP
6 26 (1.82%) Serverless
7 19 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.33%) npm
8 18 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (0.84%) Logic Apps
11 11 (0.77%) Office 365
12 10 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
12 10 (0.70%) Veeva
13 6 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.35%) Amazon ECS
15 3 (0.21%) Azure Functions
15 3 (0.21%) NuGet
15 3 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.54%) HTTP
2 19 (1.33%) Internet
3 10 (0.70%) DNS
4 8 (0.56%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.35%) SMTP
6 4 (0.28%) SNMP
7 3 (0.21%) H.323
7 3 (0.21%) Network Security
8 2 (0.14%) 2G
8 2 (0.14%) 3G
8 2 (0.14%) 4G
8 2 (0.14%) Skype
8 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.14%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.070%) 5G
9 1 (0.070%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.070%) FTP
9 1 (0.070%) SSH
9 1 (0.070%) Tactical Data Link
9 1 (0.070%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (29.01%) SQL Server
2 99 (6.94%) MySQL
3 78 (5.47%) NoSQL
4 68 (4.77%) MongoDB
5 46 (3.22%) Relational Database
6 34 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (1.96%) Big Data
8 25 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
13 16 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
14 14 (0.98%) Redis
15 12 (0.84%) GIS
15 12 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (0.70%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
18 4 (0.28%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 210 (14.72%) Git (software)
2 105 (7.36%) Selenium
3 67 (4.70%) Visual Studio
4 66 (4.63%) Jenkins
5 53 (3.71%) JIRA
6 42 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (2.59%) NUnit
7 37 (2.59%) WebDriver
8 34 (2.38%) Cucumber
9 28 (1.96%) SpecFlow
10 19 (1.33%) Subversion
10 19 (1.33%) TeamCity
11 18 (1.26%) Maven
12 17 (1.19%) Eclipse
13 15 (1.05%) JUnit
13 15 (1.05%) webpack
14 14 (0.98%) GitLab
15 11 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
16 10 (0.70%) SoapUI
16 10 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 137 (9.60%) Finance
2 38 (2.66%) Public Sector
3 34 (2.38%) Marketing
4 29 (2.03%) Games
5 26 (1.82%) Retail
6 24 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.40%) Law
9 17 (1.19%) Electronics
10 10 (0.70%) Advertising
10 10 (0.70%) Front Office
11 9 (0.63%) Back Office
12 5 (0.35%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.35%) Banking
13 4 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.21%) Automotive
14 3 (0.21%) Legal
15 2 (0.14%) Local Government
15 2 (0.14%) Police
15 2 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 901 (63.14%) .NET
2 432 (30.27%) HTML
3 401 (28.10%) ASP.NET
4 389 (27.26%) .NET Core
5 377 (26.42%) CSS
6 330 (23.13%) AngularJS
7 262 (18.36%) React
8 228 (15.98%) .NET Framework
9 193 (13.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 187 (13.10%) ASP.NET Web API
11 159 (11.14%) jQuery
12 140 (9.81%) REST
13 132 (9.25%) Entity Framework
14 111 (7.78%) Web Services
15 108 (7.57%) Node.js
16 106 (7.43%) RESTful
17 97 (6.80%) Vue.js
18 96 (6.73%) HTML5
19 91 (6.38%) JSON
20 83 (5.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 132 (9.25%) Greenfield Project
2 67 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (3.92%) User Experience
4 52 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 44 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
6 37 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (2.38%) Algorithms
8 24 (1.68%) Data Structures
9 20 (1.40%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.05%) LIMS
11 14 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
12 12 (0.84%) Cybercrime
13 10 (0.70%) NHS
14 9 (0.63%) Blog
15 8 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (0.42%) DataPower
16 6 (0.42%) Equities
16 6 (0.42%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.35%) Fixed Income
17 5 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 111 (7.78%) Linux
2 64 (4.48%) Windows
3 36 (2.52%) Android
4 28 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.70%) Ubuntu
6 9 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.56%) Unix
8 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.14%) Debian
10 1 (0.070%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (27.12%) MVC
3 297 (20.81%) TDD
4 269 (18.85%) DevOps
5 267 (18.71%) Software Engineering
6 188 (13.17%) OO
7 179 (12.54%) Test Automation
8 163 (11.42%) Microservices
9 160 (11.21%) Scrum
10 157 (11.00%) Computer Science
11 133 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
12 118 (8.27%) BDD
13 114 (7.99%) Mentoring
14 113 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
15 109 (7.64%) Web Development
16 107 (7.50%) OOP
17 101 (7.08%) Fintech
18 90 (6.31%) SDLC
19 84 (5.89%) Unit Testing
20 80 (5.61%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 992 (69.52%) C#
2 685 (48.00%) JavaScript
3 495 (34.69%) SQL
4 248 (17.38%) Java
5 202 (14.16%) Python
6 130 (9.11%) TypeScript
7 128 (8.97%) C++
8 97 (6.80%) PHP
9 69 (4.84%) VB.NET
10 59 (4.13%) T-SQL
11 39 (2.73%) VB
12 34 (2.38%) Go
13 22 (1.54%) Ruby
14 21 (1.47%) Kotlin
14 21 (1.47%) PowerShell
15 19 (1.33%) C
15 19 (1.33%) Perl
15 19 (1.33%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.05%) ES6
16 15 (1.05%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 191 (13.38%) Degree
2 107 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (3.78%) Security Cleared
4 37 (2.59%) SC Cleared
5 20 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (1.19%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.12%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.49%) ISEB
9 5 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.35%) PhD
10 4 (0.28%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.28%) HND
11 3 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.14%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.070%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.54%) QA
2 8 (0.56%) GDPR
3 6 (0.42%) ISO 13485
3 6 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.14%) PSD2
6 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 161 (11.28%) Docker
2 10 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.21%) KVM
4 2 (0.14%) Ceph
4 2 (0.14%) Firmware
4 2 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 117 (8.20%) Kubernetes
2 30 (2.10%) Terraform
3 18 (1.26%) Ansible
4 8 (0.56%) Kibana
4 8 (0.56%) logstash
5 5 (0.35%) Puppet
6 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.14%) Proxmox
6 2 (0.14%) Rancher
7 1 (0.070%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.070%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.070%) Grafana
7 1 (0.070%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.070%) MIIS
7 1 (0.070%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.070%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.070%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.070%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 239 (16.75%) Microsoft
2 47 (3.29%) Xamarin
3 46 (3.22%) Oracle
4 27 (1.89%) Google
5 26 (1.82%) SAP
6 20 (1.40%) IBM
7 19 (1.33%) Zend
8 15 (1.05%) VMware
9 12 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.70%) Siebel
11 6 (0.42%) Apple
11 6 (0.42%) HubSpot
11 6 (0.42%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.35%) Sybase
13 4 (0.28%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.28%) Lotus
13 4 (0.28%) Wallstreet Suite
14 3 (0.21%) DevExpress
14 3 (0.21%) Sage
14 3 (0.21%) Twitter