Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Programmer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Programmer
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1003 970 935
Rank change year-on-year -33 -35 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 163 233 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 141 223 325
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Software Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Programmer in England

Software Programmer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer in England.

Salary trend for Software Programmer in England

Software Programmer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Programmer in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Programmer in England

Software Programmer
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 Programmer within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +30 56 £40,000 - 2
London -9 47 £57,500 -
Midlands +45 34 £40,000 +33.33%
West Midlands +25 20 £35,000 +27.27%
East Midlands +43 14 £42,500 +21.43%
East of England -26 14 £42,500 -5.56% 3
South West +5 7 £47,500 -9.52%
North of England -22 7 £33,000 +1.54% 2
Yorkshire +12 5 £34,500 +6.15% 2
North West -27 2 £18,500 -35.09%
Software Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 105 (64.42%) Software Engineering
2 91 (55.83%) SQL
3 83 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (39.26%) Java
5 63 (38.65%) Degree
6 60 (36.81%) JavaScript
7 57 (34.97%) XML
8 54 (33.13%) C#
8 54 (33.13%) .NET
9 52 (31.90%) Linux
10 45 (27.61%) HTML
11 43 (26.38%) C
12 42 (25.77%) SQL Server
13 40 (24.54%) CSS
13 40 (24.54%) TDD
14 39 (23.93%) C++
15 35 (21.47%) MySQL
15 35 (21.47%) Computer Science
16 33 (20.25%) AngularJS
17 32 (19.63%) Scrum
17 32 (19.63%) Web Services
17 32 (19.63%) Windows
18 28 (17.18%) Git (software)
18 28 (17.18%) Spring
19 26 (15.95%) MVC
19 26 (15.95%) OO
20 25 (15.34%) Finance
21 24 (14.72%) User Experience
22 23 (14.11%) Microsoft
22 23 (14.11%) Continuous Integration

Software Programmer 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 11 (6.75%) Apache
2 7 (4.29%) Confluence
2 7 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.45%) nginx
4 3 (1.84%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.84%) Drupal
4 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.84%) JBoss
4 3 (1.84%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.84%) WordPress
5 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.61%) CMS
6 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Magento
2 2 (1.23%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.61%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.29%) Serverless
3 6 (3.68%) GitHub
3 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.84%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.23%) Office 365
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.36%) ATM
2 9 (5.52%) HTTP
2 9 (5.52%) Internet
3 7 (4.29%) Broadband
4 1 (0.61%) CDMA
4 1 (0.61%) DNS
4 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.61%) GSM
4 1 (0.61%) LTE
4 1 (0.61%) SMS
4 1 (0.61%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (25.77%) SQL Server
2 35 (21.47%) MySQL
3 12 (7.36%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.13%) MongoDB
4 10 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (5.52%) Infinispan
6 4 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.45%) Hazelcast
6 4 (2.45%) MS Access
6 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.45%) SSDT
7 3 (1.84%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.61%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (17.18%) Git (software)
2 20 (12.27%) Visual Studio
3 19 (11.66%) JUnit
4 16 (9.82%) Jenkins
5 15 (9.20%) JIRA
6 9 (5.52%) Mercurial
6 9 (5.52%) Subversion
7 7 (4.29%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.29%) GitLab
7 7 (4.29%) TeamCity
8 6 (3.68%) NuGet
9 5 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (3.07%) gulp
10 4 (2.45%) Grunt
11 3 (1.84%) Maven
11 3 (1.84%) webpack
12 2 (1.23%) MSBuild
12 2 (1.23%) MSTest
12 2 (1.23%) Selenium
13 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (15.34%) Finance
2 19 (11.66%) Retail
3 8 (4.91%) Games
4 4 (2.45%) Back Office
4 4 (2.45%) Banking
4 4 (2.45%) Law
5 3 (1.84%) Billing
5 3 (1.84%) Legal
5 3 (1.84%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Military
7 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (34.97%) XML
2 54 (33.13%) .NET
3 45 (27.61%) HTML
4 40 (24.54%) CSS
5 33 (20.25%) AngularJS
6 32 (19.63%) Web Services
7 28 (17.18%) Spring
8 22 (13.50%) ASP.NET
9 21 (12.88%) HTML5
10 18 (11.04%) REST
11 17 (10.43%) Hibernate
11 17 (10.43%) RESTful
12 16 (9.82%) J2EE
13 15 (9.20%) jQuery
13 15 (9.20%) JSON
14 12 (7.36%) Ajax
14 12 (7.36%) Lucene
15 10 (6.13%) Servlets
15 10 (6.13%) XSD
15 10 (6.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.47%) Computer Science
2 24 (14.72%) User Experience
3 14 (8.59%) Fintech
4 13 (7.98%) Algorithms
5 9 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.91%) EFT
6 8 (4.91%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.45%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.45%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.84%) iSeries
10 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.61%) AS400
11 1 (0.61%) EPoS
11 1 (0.61%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.61%) IVR
11 1 (0.61%) Robotics
11 1 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (31.90%) Linux
2 32 (19.63%) Windows
3 12 (7.36%) Unix
4 7 (4.29%) Android
5 6 (3.68%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.84%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.61%) CentOS
7 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (64.42%) Software Engineering
2 83 (50.92%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (24.54%) TDD
4 32 (19.63%) Scrum
5 26 (15.95%) MVC
5 26 (15.95%) OO
6 23 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (12.88%) Post-Production
8 17 (10.43%) Test Automation
9 16 (9.82%) Web Development
10 15 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (7.36%) BDD
11 12 (7.36%) Mentoring
11 12 (7.36%) Microservices
11 12 (7.36%) Open Source
12 10 (6.13%) Refactoring
13 9 (5.52%) Product Management
13 9 (5.52%) SOLID
14 8 (4.91%) Fraud Detection
14 8 (4.91%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 91 (55.83%) SQL
2 64 (39.26%) Java
3 60 (36.81%) JavaScript
4 54 (33.13%) C#
5 43 (26.38%) C
6 39 (23.93%) C++
7 22 (13.50%) Objective-C
8 18 (11.04%) Python
9 14 (8.59%) PHP
10 13 (7.98%) VB.NET
11 11 (6.75%) Perl
12 9 (5.52%) Scala
13 8 (4.91%) T-SQL
14 7 (4.29%) Go
15 6 (3.68%) Haskell
15 6 (3.68%) Ruby
16 4 (2.45%) Assembly Language
16 4 (2.45%) Erlang
16 4 (2.45%) Lisp
16 4 (2.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 63 (38.65%) Degree
2 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.84%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.23%) MCSD
6 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.84%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) Docker
Vendors
1 23 (14.11%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.88%) Google
3 12 (7.36%) Oracle
4 7 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.45%) Apple
5 4 (2.45%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.84%) iManage
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe
7 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.61%) VMware