The median annual salary for a Software Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Programmer
UK / England
Rank 760 755 705
Rank change year-on-year -5 -50  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 63 167 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 50 160 225
Median salary £45,000 £51,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.19% +28.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

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 76808 93068 95575
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64249 78721 78814
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 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 +55 23 £40,000 +6.66% 1
East of England +16 19 £37,500 -21.05% 1
London -8 8 £63,750 -1.92% 2
South West +19 6 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Yorkshire +11 4 £45,000 +50.00%
West Midlands +25 1 £40,000 +60.00%
East Midlands +2 1 £48,840 +50.27%
North West -21 1 £42,000 +12.00% 1
Software Programmer
UK

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 94 (66.20%) Software Engineering
2 74 (52.11%) SQL
3 66 (46.48%) Java
4 56 (39.44%) Computer Science
5 55 (38.73%) Degree
6 52 (36.62%) JavaScript
7 44 (30.99%) MVC
8 42 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (27.46%) HTML
10 36 (25.35%) C#
11 34 (23.94%) SQL Server
12 32 (22.54%) .NET
12 32 (22.54%) CSS
13 26 (18.31%) C++
13 26 (18.31%) Python
14 22 (15.49%) Microsoft
15 21 (14.79%) OO
15 21 (14.79%) ASP.NET
16 20 (14.08%) TDD
17 19 (13.38%) PHP
18 18 (12.68%) Linux
18 18 (12.68%) OOP
18 18 (12.68%) jQuery
19 17 (11.97%) Perl
20 16 (11.27%) Finance
20 16 (11.27%) Scrum
20 16 (11.27%) C
20 16 (11.27%) HTML5
21 15 (10.56%) MySQL
22 14 (9.86%) Web Services

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (4.23%) Drupal
1 6 (4.23%) Tomcat
1 6 (4.23%) WordPress
2 5 (3.52%) Umbraco
3 4 (2.82%) JBoss
4 3 (2.11%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.41%) CMS
5 2 (1.41%) OpenEdge
5 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.70%) Apache
6 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.70%) IIS
6 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.70%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.75%) Internet
2 5 (3.52%) DNS
3 2 (1.41%) HTTP
4 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.70%) LDAP
4 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.56%) MySQL
3 9 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.23%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.11%) Big Data
5 3 (2.11%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.70%) OLTP
7 1 (0.70%) Redis
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (5.63%) Git (software)
1 8 (5.63%) Maven
2 7 (4.93%) Selenium
3 6 (4.23%) Ant
3 6 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (4.23%) GoogleTest
3 6 (4.23%) Gradle
3 6 (4.23%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.52%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.52%) IntelliJ
4 5 (3.52%) JIRA
4 5 (3.52%) JMeter
4 5 (3.52%) JUnit
4 5 (3.52%) Liquibase
4 5 (3.52%) Mockito
4 5 (3.52%) Robot Framework
4 5 (3.52%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.11%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.41%) Moq
General
1 16 (11.27%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Banking
2 5 (3.52%) Investment Banking
2 5 (3.52%) Marketing
3 4 (2.82%) Publishing
4 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.41%) Electronics
6 1 (0.70%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Front Office
6 1 (0.70%) Games
6 1 (0.70%) German Language
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.46%) HTML
2 32 (22.54%) .NET
2 32 (22.54%) CSS
3 21 (14.79%) ASP.NET
4 18 (12.68%) jQuery
5 16 (11.27%) HTML5
6 14 (9.86%) Web Services
7 13 (9.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (7.75%) Entity Framework
9 10 (7.04%) .NET Framework
9 10 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 9 (6.34%) AngularJS
11 8 (5.63%) Spring
12 7 (4.93%) Hibernate
12 7 (4.93%) JSP
12 7 (4.93%) REST
13 6 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (4.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 6 (4.23%) SOAP
13 6 (4.23%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 56 (39.44%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.04%) Internet of Things
3 7 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.93%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.23%) User Experience
5 5 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.82%) Fintech
6 4 (2.82%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.41%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.41%) BBC
7 2 (1.41%) CAN bus
7 2 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.41%) Robotics
7 2 (1.41%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.70%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.68%) Linux
2 14 (9.86%) Apple iOS
3 10 (7.04%) Android
4 5 (3.52%) Windows
5 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.70%) Unix
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (66.20%) Software Engineering
2 44 (30.99%) MVC
3 42 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (14.79%) OO
5 20 (14.08%) TDD
6 18 (12.68%) OOP
7 16 (11.27%) Scrum
8 13 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (8.45%) SDLC
10 11 (7.75%) Bioinformatics
10 11 (7.75%) Informatics
11 9 (6.34%) Mathematics
12 8 (5.63%) Kanban
12 8 (5.63%) OOD
12 8 (5.63%) Unit Testing
13 7 (4.93%) Mentoring
14 6 (4.23%) Migration
14 6 (4.23%) Multithreading
15 5 (3.52%) AOP
15 5 (3.52%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (52.11%) SQL
2 66 (46.48%) Java
3 52 (36.62%) JavaScript
4 36 (25.35%) C#
5 26 (18.31%) C++
5 26 (18.31%) Python
6 19 (13.38%) PHP
7 17 (11.97%) Perl
8 16 (11.27%) C
9 6 (4.23%) Ruby
9 6 (4.23%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.23%) VB.NET
10 5 (3.52%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.52%) Haskell
11 4 (2.82%) Erlang
11 4 (2.82%) Go
11 4 (2.82%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.82%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.11%) Assembly Language
12 3 (2.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (38.73%) Degree
2 3 (2.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.11%) Docker
2 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) Ansible
1 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.75%) Oracle
3 7 (4.93%) Google
4 5 (3.52%) VMware
5 3 (2.11%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.41%) SAP
7 1 (0.70%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
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