Period
to 19 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 115 105 87
Rank change year-on-year -10 -18 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3,273 1,378 4,196
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.97% 3.10% 3.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% 3.26% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,447 1,220 3,470
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £27,975
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 100,590 42,240 120,529
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.18% 94.90% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 70,673 35,669 98,264
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -7 945 £50,000 - 110
London +37 887 £70,000 - 226
North of England -50 461 £43,500 -3.33% 156
Midlands +2 406 £42,500 - 118
West Midlands -4 276 £42,500 - 68
South West -22 273 £45,000 +12.50% 60
East of England +7 239 £45,000 - 56
North West -69 224 £45,000 - 88
Yorkshire -20 177 £42,500 -10.53% 39
East Midlands +3 129 £42,500 -5.56% 50
North East -13 60 £36,500 -12.05% 29
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,976 (60.37%) C#
2 1,767 (53.99%) .NET
3 1,633 (49.89%) JavaScript
4 1,463 (44.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1,275 (38.96%) SQL
6 940 (28.72%) React
7 891 (27.22%) Azure
8 866 (26.46%) SQL Server
9 808 (24.69%) HTML
10 789 (24.11%) .NET Core
11 777 (23.74%) AngularJS
12 771 (23.56%) MVC
13 744 (22.73%) CSS
14 736 (22.49%) Software Engineering
15 701 (21.42%) ASP.NET
16 695 (21.23%) Java
17 682 (20.84%) TDD
18 654 (19.98%) Full Stack Development
19 583 (17.81%) Microservices
20 578 (17.66%) Microsoft
21 561 (17.14%) Python
22 554 (16.93%) DevOps
23 540 (16.50%) Git (software)
24 515 (15.73%) Degree
25 502 (15.34%) AWS
26 488 (14.91%) Scrum
27 468 (14.30%) Social Skills
28 447 (13.66%) Node.js
29 433 (13.23%) Computer Science
30 431 (13.17%) .NET Framework

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 74 (2.26%) Apache
2 64 (1.96%) CMS
3 54 (1.65%) Apache Spark
4 47 (1.44%) Umbraco
5 38 (1.16%) Confluence
5 38 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 38 (1.16%) GemFire
5 38 (1.16%) IIS
6 28 (0.86%) Tornado
7 25 (0.76%) EPiServer
8 19 (0.58%) Jupyter
9 17 (0.52%) SharePoint
10 12 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
11 8 (0.24%) NServiceBus
11 8 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.21%) OpenROAD
12 7 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
12 7 (0.21%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.18%) WordPress
14 5 (0.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 46 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (0.67%) Photoshop
3 20 (0.61%) GIMP
4 17 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (0.15%) InVision
7 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.092%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.061%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 32 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.092%) SAP GTS
4 3 (0.092%) Temenos Globus
4 3 (0.092%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.061%) BambooHR
5 2 (0.061%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.061%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.061%) Magento
5 2 (0.061%) osCommerce
5 2 (0.061%) Relativity
5 2 (0.061%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.061%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.031%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.031%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.031%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 891 (27.22%) Azure
2 502 (15.34%) AWS
3 174 (5.32%) SaaS
4 145 (4.43%) GitHub
5 109 (3.33%) GCP
6 97 (2.96%) Serverless
7 89 (2.72%) Azure Service Bus
8 59 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
9 41 (1.25%) Amazon S3
10 37 (1.13%) Power Platform
11 30 (0.92%) npm
12 21 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (0.64%) Yarn
13 18 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
13 18 (0.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 18 (0.55%) OpenShift
14 16 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 16 (0.49%) AWS Step Functions
14 16 (0.49%) Azure Functions
15 15 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 62 (1.89%) HTTP
2 48 (1.47%) Broadband
3 34 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 31 (0.95%) Bluetooth
4 31 (0.95%) DVB
5 20 (0.61%) Ethernet
6 17 (0.52%) Network Security
7 12 (0.37%) Internet
8 9 (0.27%) MQTT
9 6 (0.18%) SSL
10 3 (0.092%) Skype
10 3 (0.092%) Wireless
11 2 (0.061%) DNS
11 2 (0.061%) NBAP
11 2 (0.061%) SSH
11 2 (0.061%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.031%) DHCP
12 1 (0.031%) FTP
12 1 (0.031%) IPv4
12 1 (0.031%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 866 (26.46%) SQL Server
2 272 (8.31%) NoSQL
3 233 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 211 (6.45%) MySQL
5 160 (4.89%) MongoDB
6 142 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
7 83 (2.54%) Big Data
8 69 (2.11%) Redis
9 47 (1.44%) MariaDB
10 40 (1.22%) HBase
11 39 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 38 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 34 (1.04%) Oracle Database
14 33 (1.01%) RDBMS
15 31 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 29 (0.89%) Power BI
17 23 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
17 23 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
18 20 (0.61%) Hadoop
19 17 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 540 (16.50%) Git (software)
2 160 (4.89%) Jenkins
2 160 (4.89%) Selenium
2 160 (4.89%) Visual Studio
3 147 (4.49%) TeamCity
4 135 (4.12%) Octopus Deploy
5 107 (3.27%) JIRA
6 87 (2.66%) Cucumber
7 75 (2.29%) GitLab
8 72 (2.20%) JUnit
8 72 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 70 (2.14%) Cypress.io
10 58 (1.77%) Eclipse
11 55 (1.68%) SpecFlow
12 53 (1.62%) NUnit
13 45 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
14 44 (1.34%) IntelliJ
15 43 (1.31%) Protractor
16 42 (1.28%) WebDriver
17 40 (1.22%) Storybook
General
1 468 (14.30%) Social Skills
2 366 (11.18%) Finance
3 171 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 105 (3.21%) Banking
5 104 (3.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 98 (2.99%) Law
7 96 (2.93%) Marketing
8 94 (2.87%) Retail
9 77 (2.35%) Games
10 70 (2.14%) Public Sector
10 70 (2.14%) Telecoms
11 58 (1.77%) Legal
12 48 (1.47%) Manufacturing
13 46 (1.41%) Electronics
14 45 (1.37%) Back Office
15 35 (1.07%) Online Betting
16 33 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
17 30 (0.92%) Advertising
18 28 (0.86%) Organisational Skills
19 25 (0.76%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,767 (53.99%) .NET
2 940 (28.72%) React
3 808 (24.69%) HTML
4 789 (24.11%) .NET Core
5 777 (23.74%) AngularJS
6 744 (22.73%) CSS
7 701 (21.42%) ASP.NET
8 447 (13.66%) Node.js
9 431 (13.17%) .NET Framework
10 378 (11.55%) REST
11 363 (11.09%) jQuery
12 342 (10.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 339 (10.36%) Web Services
14 331 (10.11%) RESTful
15 315 (9.62%) Vue.js
16 309 (9.44%) ASP.NET Web API
17 248 (7.58%) HTML5
18 216 (6.60%) Entity Framework
19 199 (6.08%) JSON
20 168 (5.13%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 342 (10.45%) Greenfield Project
2 178 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
2 178 (5.44%) User Experience
3 120 (3.67%) Mobile App
4 88 (2.69%) Algorithms
5 70 (2.14%) Life Science
6 56 (1.71%) Client/Server
7 49 (1.50%) Social Media
8 44 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 44 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
9 40 (1.22%) Derivative
10 36 (1.10%) Legacy Systems
11 35 (1.07%) Digital TV
12 33 (1.01%) Blog
13 31 (0.95%) MPEG
13 31 (0.95%) STB
14 30 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 29 (0.89%) Driving Licence
15 29 (0.89%) NHS
16 28 (0.86%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 392 (11.98%) Linux
2 246 (7.52%) Windows
3 128 (3.91%) Unix
4 100 (3.06%) Android
5 77 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 28 (0.86%) Mac OS
7 27 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 18 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.15%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.092%) AIX
11 3 (0.092%) CentOS
11 3 (0.092%) Debian
11 3 (0.092%) HPUX
11 3 (0.092%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.092%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.061%) VMS
13 1 (0.031%) MVS
13 1 (0.031%) VME
13 1 (0.031%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,463 (44.70%) Agile Software Development
2 771 (23.56%) MVC
3 736 (22.49%) Software Engineering
4 682 (20.84%) TDD
5 654 (19.98%) Full Stack Development
6 583 (17.81%) Microservices
7 554 (16.93%) DevOps
8 488 (14.91%) Scrum
9 433 (13.23%) Computer Science
10 337 (10.30%) Mentoring
11 324 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
12 312 (9.53%) Test Automation
13 288 (8.80%) OO
14 287 (8.77%) SDLC
15 278 (8.49%) Unit Testing
16 249 (7.61%) Fintech
16 249 (7.61%) Software Testing
17 236 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
18 228 (6.97%) BDD
19 212 (6.48%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,976 (60.37%) C#
2 1,633 (49.89%) JavaScript
3 1,275 (38.96%) SQL
4 695 (21.23%) Java
5 561 (17.14%) Python
6 344 (10.51%) TypeScript
7 342 (10.45%) C++
8 253 (7.73%) PHP
9 189 (5.77%) T-SQL
10 145 (4.43%) C
11 130 (3.97%) VB.NET
12 113 (3.45%) Go
13 110 (3.36%) Scala
14 95 (2.90%) Bash Shell
15 92 (2.81%) Ruby
16 76 (2.32%) Kotlin
17 72 (2.20%) PowerShell
18 63 (1.92%) R
19 58 (1.77%) ES6
20 57 (1.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 515 (15.73%) Degree
2 210 (6.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 58 (1.77%) Security Cleared
4 37 (1.13%) OCP
4 37 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
5 29 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (0.76%) SC Cleared
7 20 (0.61%) ISTQB
8 17 (0.52%) DBS Check
9 15 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
10 14 (0.43%) Master's Degree
11 13 (0.40%) DV Cleared
12 11 (0.34%) ISEB
13 8 (0.24%) Sun Certification
14 6 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.092%) AWS Certification
16 2 (0.061%) MCAD
16 2 (0.061%) PhD
17 1 (0.031%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (5.84%) QA
2 36 (1.10%) Accessibility
3 29 (0.89%) GDPR
4 18 (0.55%) ECSS
4 18 (0.55%) MISRA
4 18 (0.55%) MISRA C
5 14 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 10 (0.31%) GxP
7 10 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.21%) PMO
9 6 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.18%) GRC
9 6 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.18%) TickIT
10 5 (0.15%) SLA
11 3 (0.092%) WCAG
12 1 (0.031%) DICOM
12 1 (0.031%) GAMP
System Software
1 427 (13.05%) Docker
2 40 (1.22%) HDFS
3 26 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.67%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.37%) NDS
5 12 (0.37%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 2 (0.061%) Firmware
6 2 (0.061%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.031%) KVM
7 1 (0.031%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 315 (9.62%) Kubernetes
2 83 (2.54%) Terraform
3 70 (2.14%) Ansible
4 28 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.37%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 9 (0.27%) Bugsnag
7 7 (0.21%) Grafana
7 7 (0.21%) Prometheus
7 7 (0.21%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.12%) Istio
9 4 (0.12%) Kubeflow
10 3 (0.092%) Puppet
11 2 (0.061%) Kibana
11 2 (0.061%) MaaS360
11 2 (0.061%) Rancher
11 2 (0.061%) Salt
11 2 (0.061%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.031%) Marathon
Vendors
1 578 (17.66%) Microsoft
2 156 (4.77%) Oracle
3 74 (2.26%) Xamarin
4 56 (1.71%) Google
5 55 (1.68%) YouTube
6 51 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
7 49 (1.50%) Zend
8 46 (1.41%) VMware
9 41 (1.25%) Okta
10 37 (1.13%) SAP
11 33 (1.01%) Spotify
12 28 (0.86%) Adobe
13 17 (0.52%) Netlify
14 16 (0.49%) Bloomberg
15 15 (0.46%) Agilent
16 13 (0.40%) IBM
16 13 (0.40%) Telerik
17 12 (0.37%) ANSYS
17 12 (0.37%) ForgeRock
17 12 (0.37%) NetIQ