Period
to

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

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
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 140 100 89
Rank change year-on-year -40 -11 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 3,864 2,568 2,994
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.86% 3.22% 3.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 3.48% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,108 2,143 2,597
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £39,124 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £60,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £87,875 £77,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +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 125,457 73,882 83,795
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.71% 92.55% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 72,933 57,593 68,683
10th Percentile £32,097 £32,000 £30,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £79,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +1 1,318 £72,500 +16.00% 183
South East -13 877 £52,500 +5.00% 92
North of England +2 716 £45,000 +10.09% 87
Midlands -5 417 £45,000 +12.50% 56
South West -13 329 £50,000 +11.11% 42
North West -9 325 £50,000 +11.11% 35
Yorkshire +21 310 £42,500 +6.25% 40
West Midlands -1 241 £48,250 +20.63% 31
East of England -78 179 £48,000 +17.07% 34
East Midlands -4 174 £42,500 +10.39% 25
North East +5 82 £40,500 +5.19% 13
South Coast - 1 £70,000 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, Software Developer job roles required the following 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 2,315 (59.91%) C#
2 1,984 (51.35%) JavaScript
3 1,943 (50.28%) Agile
4 1,797 (46.51%) .NET
5 1,252 (32.40%) SQL
5 1,252 (32.40%) HTML
6 1,211 (31.34%) Java
7 1,191 (30.82%) CSS
8 1,069 (27.67%) Python
9 1,067 (27.61%) Microsoft
10 1,017 (26.32%) Azure
11 882 (22.83%) React
12 849 (21.97%) DevOps
13 817 (21.14%) SQL Server
14 766 (19.82%) OO
15 749 (19.38%) TDD
16 748 (19.36%) .NET Core
17 731 (18.92%) Git (software)
18 725 (18.76%) Scrum
19 717 (18.56%) Full Stack Development
20 691 (17.88%) Software Engineering
21 664 (17.18%) AngularJS
22 650 (16.82%) HTML5
23 636 (16.46%) MVC
24 633 (16.38%) OOP
25 629 (16.28%) Social Skills
26 626 (16.20%) ASP.NET
27 624 (16.15%) Degree
28 595 (15.40%) AWS
29 586 (15.17%) Microservices

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 86 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
2 64 (1.66%) Confluence
3 56 (1.45%) IIS
4 45 (1.16%) CMS
4 45 (1.16%) Umbraco
5 32 (0.83%) Apache
5 32 (0.83%) Tornado
6 25 (0.65%) Apache Spark
7 23 (0.60%) SharePoint
8 16 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (0.39%) nginx
10 13 (0.34%) Jupyter
10 13 (0.34%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.28%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.28%) Ethereum
12 6 (0.16%) EPiServer
12 6 (0.16%) Jetty
12 6 (0.16%) WildFly
13 5 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.10%) Moodle
Applications
1 30 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.078%) Blender
3 3 (0.078%) Maya
4 2 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.026%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 18 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 18 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 11 (0.28%) Ripple
2 11 (0.28%) Ripple XRP
3 7 (0.18%) Magento
4 4 (0.10%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.078%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.052%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.052%) Relativity
7 1 (0.026%) nopCommerce
7 1 (0.026%) Shopify
7 1 (0.026%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,017 (26.32%) Azure
2 595 (15.40%) AWS
3 349 (9.03%) SaaS
4 201 (5.20%) GCP
5 162 (4.19%) GitHub
6 119 (3.08%) Serverless
7 68 (1.76%) Power Platform
8 67 (1.73%) Azure Service Bus
9 50 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
10 49 (1.27%) PaaS
11 38 (0.98%) Azure Monitor
12 36 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
13 34 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
14 25 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
14 25 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
15 22 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (0.47%) Microsoft 365
17 14 (0.36%) Amazon S3
17 14 (0.36%) Azure Functions
18 13 (0.34%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.40%) Internet
2 50 (1.29%) Broadband
3 46 (1.19%) VoIP
4 23 (0.60%) HTTP
5 18 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.41%) Asterisk PBX
6 16 (0.41%) ISDN
6 16 (0.41%) PBX
6 16 (0.41%) RTP
6 16 (0.41%) SS7
7 13 (0.34%) WebEx
8 10 (0.26%) DNS
8 10 (0.26%) Network Security
9 9 (0.23%) Wireless
10 8 (0.21%) Modbus
11 6 (0.16%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.16%) SSL
12 5 (0.13%) VPN
12 5 (0.13%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.078%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 817 (21.14%) SQL Server
2 334 (8.64%) Relational Database
3 231 (5.98%) MySQL
4 146 (3.78%) NoSQL
5 115 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
6 112 (2.90%) MongoDB
7 98 (2.54%) RDBMS
8 76 (1.97%) Redis
9 67 (1.73%) Big Data
10 55 (1.42%) Power BI
11 53 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 34 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
14 32 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (0.62%) BigQuery
16 23 (0.60%) Hadoop
17 22 (0.57%) Neo4j
18 20 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 20 (0.52%) Oracle Database
19 18 (0.47%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 731 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 241 (6.24%) JIRA
3 221 (5.72%) TeamCity
4 210 (5.43%) Jenkins
5 169 (4.37%) Visual Studio
6 160 (4.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 146 (3.78%) Selenium
8 102 (2.64%) NUnit
9 97 (2.51%) JUnit
10 96 (2.48%) Cucumber
11 61 (1.58%) Moq
11 61 (1.58%) MSTest
12 49 (1.27%) Bitbucket
13 47 (1.22%) webpack
14 46 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
15 42 (1.09%) SpecFlow
15 42 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
16 40 (1.04%) Cypress.io
17 37 (0.96%) Appium
18 35 (0.91%) Mocha
General
1 629 (16.28%) Social Skills
2 440 (11.39%) Finance
3 198 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
4 189 (4.89%) Games
5 175 (4.53%) Public Sector
5 175 (4.53%) Retail
6 173 (4.48%) Marketing
7 128 (3.31%) Manufacturing
8 120 (3.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 93 (2.41%) Legal
10 91 (2.36%) Banking
11 83 (2.15%) Publishing
12 69 (1.79%) Electronics
13 67 (1.73%) Law
14 66 (1.71%) Back Office
15 60 (1.55%) Telecoms
16 54 (1.40%) Esports
17 46 (1.19%) Advertising
18 44 (1.14%) Online Betting
19 43 (1.11%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,797 (46.51%) .NET
2 1,252 (32.40%) HTML
3 1,191 (30.82%) CSS
4 882 (22.83%) React
5 748 (19.36%) .NET Core
6 664 (17.18%) AngularJS
7 650 (16.82%) HTML5
8 626 (16.20%) ASP.NET
9 528 (13.66%) .NET Framework
10 515 (13.33%) CSS3
11 401 (10.38%) Java SE
12 391 (10.12%) ASP.NET Web API
13 369 (9.55%) RESTful
14 337 (8.72%) REST
15 334 (8.64%) Node.js
16 297 (7.69%) Entity Framework
16 297 (7.69%) JSON
17 296 (7.66%) Vue.js
18 278 (7.19%) Web Services
19 249 (6.44%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 455 (11.78%) Data Structures
2 198 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
3 158 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
4 141 (3.65%) User Experience
5 104 (2.69%) Algorithms
6 103 (2.67%) Virtual Team
7 102 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
8 99 (2.56%) Sports Betting
9 92 (2.38%) Cloud Native
10 87 (2.25%) Mobile App
11 84 (2.17%) Blog
12 59 (1.53%) Social Media
13 55 (1.42%) Online Games
14 50 (1.29%) Legacy Systems
15 43 (1.11%) NHS
16 40 (1.04%) Smartphone
17 38 (0.98%) Derivative
18 35 (0.91%) IoT
19 29 (0.75%) e-Health
20 26 (0.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 356 (9.21%) Linux
2 247 (6.39%) Windows
3 130 (3.36%) Android
4 116 (3.00%) Apple iOS
5 77 (1.99%) Unix
6 24 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.31%) CentOS
8 9 (0.23%) Debian
9 8 (0.21%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.16%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.078%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.026%) AIX
13 1 (0.026%) Alpine Linux
13 1 (0.026%) Angstrom
13 1 (0.026%) HPUX
13 1 (0.026%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,943 (50.28%) Agile
2 849 (21.97%) DevOps
3 766 (19.82%) OO
4 749 (19.38%) TDD
5 725 (18.76%) Scrum
6 717 (18.56%) Full Stack Development
7 691 (17.88%) Software Engineering
8 636 (16.46%) MVC
9 633 (16.38%) OOP
10 586 (15.17%) Microservices
11 573 (14.83%) CI/CD
12 514 (13.30%) Test Automation
13 454 (11.75%) Mentoring
14 445 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
15 444 (11.49%) Computer Science
16 398 (10.30%) Functional Programming
17 387 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
18 381 (9.86%) Unit Testing
19 359 (9.29%) Software Testing
20 332 (8.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,315 (59.91%) C#
2 1,984 (51.35%) JavaScript
3 1,252 (32.40%) SQL
4 1,211 (31.34%) Java
5 1,069 (27.67%) Python
6 398 (10.30%) C++
7 365 (9.45%) TypeScript
8 249 (6.44%) T-SQL
9 197 (5.10%) C
10 193 (4.99%) PHP
11 106 (2.74%) Go
12 98 (2.54%) PowerShell
13 97 (2.51%) VB.NET
14 92 (2.38%) Ruby
15 86 (2.23%) Kotlin
16 63 (1.63%) Groovy
17 62 (1.60%) VBA
18 57 (1.48%) Bash
19 50 (1.29%) R
20 49 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 624 (16.15%) Degree
2 395 (10.22%) OCP
2 395 (10.22%) Oracle Certification
3 393 (10.17%) CIW
3 393 (10.17%) OCA
4 233 (6.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 111 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 111 (2.87%) Security Cleared
6 85 (2.20%) SC Cleared
7 45 (1.16%) PhD
8 22 (0.57%) DBS Check
9 18 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
10 14 (0.36%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.28%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.18%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.13%) Postgraduate
14 3 (0.078%) SANS
15 2 (0.052%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (0.052%) ISTQB
16 1 (0.026%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (7.92%) QA
2 32 (0.83%) Accessibility
3 19 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.28%) GDPR
4 11 (0.28%) SLA
5 7 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.13%) IEC 62304
6 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.078%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.052%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.052%) HL7
9 2 (0.052%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 532 (13.77%) Docker
2 33 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.41%) Kamailio
3 16 (0.41%) OpenSIPS
3 16 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.13%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.078%) Ceph
8 3 (0.078%) Firmware
8 3 (0.078%) Xen
9 2 (0.052%) HDFS
9 2 (0.052%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.052%) KVM
Systems Management
1 381 (9.86%) Kubernetes
2 120 (3.11%) Terraform
3 38 (0.98%) Ansible
4 25 (0.65%) Puppet
5 12 (0.31%) Rancher
6 11 (0.28%) Bugsnag
7 9 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
8 8 (0.21%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.13%) Grafana
10 5 (0.13%) Istio
10 5 (0.13%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.078%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (0.078%) Kibana
12 3 (0.078%) Proxmox
13 2 (0.052%) Cisco IPCC
13 2 (0.052%) logstash
14 1 (0.026%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 1,067 (27.61%) Microsoft
2 519 (13.43%) Oracle
3 129 (3.34%) Google
4 89 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
5 57 (1.48%) Xamarin
6 53 (1.37%) Trayport
7 49 (1.27%) NEC
7 49 (1.27%) Northgate
8 41 (1.06%) SAP
9 28 (0.72%) Spotify
10 27 (0.70%) Apple
11 22 (0.57%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 21 (0.54%) Civica
13 18 (0.47%) Logi
13 18 (0.47%) Logi Analytics
13 18 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
14 16 (0.41%) Telerik
15 13 (0.34%) VMware
16 12 (0.31%) Bloomberg
17 11 (0.28%) ServiceNow