Period
to 10 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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

Software Developer
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 45 86
Rank change year-on-year -33 +41 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 49 168 158
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Leeds 2.50% 5.36% 3.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 5.51% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 41 152 161
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.34% -6.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,948 £31,375 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,125 £57,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +7.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Permanent vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 1,873 3,051 4,652
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 97.41% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,584 2,635 3,903
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Leeds

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in Leeds.

Salary trend for Software Developer in Leeds

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Leeds

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in Leeds over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 Leeds region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 43 (87.76%) C#
2 33 (67.35%) .NET
3 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (55.10%) Azure
5 20 (40.82%) .NET Framework
5 20 (40.82%) JavaScript
5 20 (40.82%) DevOps
6 19 (38.78%) SQL Server
7 18 (36.73%) MVC
7 18 (36.73%) .NET Core
8 16 (32.65%) AngularJS
9 15 (30.61%) Software Engineering
10 14 (28.57%) React
11 13 (26.53%) Git (software)
11 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
11 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
12 12 (24.49%) Python
13 11 (22.45%) Degree
14 10 (20.41%) Java
14 10 (20.41%) Microservices
15 9 (18.37%) C++
15 9 (18.37%) SQL
15 9 (18.37%) AWS
15 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
15 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (16.33%) LINQ
16 8 (16.33%) jQuery
16 8 (16.33%) Ruby
16 8 (16.33%) Selenium
16 8 (16.33%) VB

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 3 (6.12%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (55.10%) Azure
2 9 (18.37%) AWS
3 3 (6.12%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (6.12%) GCP
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.04%) Serverless
4 1 (2.04%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Modbus
1 1 (2.04%) RS-485
1 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Git (software)
2 8 (16.33%) Selenium
3 4 (8.16%) Appium
3 4 (8.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (8.16%) Buildbot
3 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.16%) Gatling
3 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.16%) JMeter
3 4 (8.16%) NeoLoad
3 4 (8.16%) Ranorex
3 4 (8.16%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.16%) WATIR
3 4 (8.16%) WebLOAD
4 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.04%) Babel
5 1 (2.04%) Mocha
5 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.04%) webpack
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Back Office
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.04%) Front Office
3 1 (2.04%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (67.35%) .NET
2 20 (40.82%) .NET Framework
3 18 (36.73%) .NET Core
4 16 (32.65%) AngularJS
5 14 (28.57%) React
6 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
7 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (16.33%) jQuery
7 8 (16.33%) LINQ
8 7 (14.29%) HTML
9 6 (12.24%) Node.js
10 5 (10.20%) XML
11 4 (8.16%) Entity Framework
11 4 (8.16%) RESTful
12 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (6.12%) Vue.js
13 2 (4.08%) CSS
13 2 (4.08%) WinForms
14 1 (2.04%) MSMQ
14 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.82%) DevOps
3 18 (36.73%) MVC
4 15 (30.61%) Software Engineering
5 10 (20.41%) Microservices
6 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
7 8 (16.33%) TDD
8 7 (14.29%) BDD
8 7 (14.29%) Scrum
9 6 (12.24%) OO
9 6 (12.24%) SDET
10 5 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (10.20%) Web Development
11 4 (8.16%) DNA
11 4 (8.16%) DSDM
11 4 (8.16%) Kanban
11 4 (8.16%) OOP
11 4 (8.16%) User Stories
11 4 (8.16%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 43 (87.76%) C#
2 20 (40.82%) JavaScript
3 12 (24.49%) Python
4 10 (20.41%) Java
5 9 (18.37%) C++
5 9 (18.37%) SQL
6 8 (16.33%) Ruby
6 8 (16.33%) VB
7 5 (10.20%) C
7 5 (10.20%) PHP
8 4 (8.16%) Scala
9 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.04%) ES6
10 1 (2.04%) Kotlin
10 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Ansible
1 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
1 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Google
3 1 (2.04%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.04%) Zend