Period
to 5 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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

Developer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 12,752 23,708 31,637
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.21% 28.11% 31.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.50% 29.19% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11,993 21,572 29,941
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 41,806 81,215 98,429
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.28% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 33,416 63,984 80,037
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,981 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the UK excluding London

Developer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Developer in the UK excluding London

Developer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Developer in the UK excluding London

Developer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 5 July 2020. 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 0 4,157 £50,000 +5.26% 456
North of England 0 3,233 £45,000 +5.88% 712
North West +1 1,832 £47,500 +7.95% 398
Midlands 0 1,543 £45,000 +5.88% 383
South West 0 1,506 £45,000 +5.88% 287
Yorkshire 0 1,169 £45,000 +5.88% 235
East of England +1 919 £47,500 -5.00% 239
West Midlands -1 888 £45,000 +5.88% 231
Scotland +1 810 £45,000 - 114
East Midlands 0 645 £40,000 - 151
Wales +1 436 £42,500 +6.25% 57
North East +1 233 £42,500 +0.59% 79
Northern Ireland 0 173 £47,500 +18.75% 30
Isle of Man +5 5 £47,500 -13.64%
Channel Islands -5 4 £67,500 +28.57%
South Coast - 1 - -
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 UK excluding London region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 6,322 (49.58%) JavaScript
2 5,097 (39.97%) C#
3 4,949 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4,906 (38.47%) .NET
5 4,266 (33.45%) HTML
6 4,031 (31.61%) CSS
7 3,642 (28.56%) SQL
8 2,988 (23.43%) AngularJS
9 2,740 (21.49%) SQL Server
10 2,729 (21.40%) MVC
11 2,472 (19.39%) Java
12 2,410 (18.90%) Azure
13 2,219 (17.40%) ASP.NET
14 2,106 (16.52%) React
15 2,030 (15.92%) Git (software)
16 1,806 (14.16%) PHP
17 1,800 (14.12%) Microsoft
18 1,740 (13.64%) TDD
19 1,719 (13.48%) Web Development
20 1,598 (12.53%) jQuery
21 1,499 (11.76%) Front End Development
22 1,453 (11.39%) DevOps
23 1,449 (11.36%) AWS
24 1,436 (11.26%) Scrum
25 1,432 (11.23%) Software Engineering
26 1,409 (11.05%) .NET Core
27 1,362 (10.68%) Node.js
28 1,345 (10.55%) MySQL
29 1,303 (10.22%) Finance
30 1,282 (10.05%) HTML5

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 411 (3.22%) CMS
2 252 (1.98%) Apache
3 242 (1.90%) WordPress
4 225 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 173 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 166 (1.30%) IIS
7 159 (1.25%) Tomcat
8 122 (0.96%) Umbraco
9 100 (0.78%) Apache Spark
10 99 (0.78%) Confluence
11 78 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
12 57 (0.45%) nginx
13 54 (0.42%) Drupal
14 48 (0.38%) EPiServer
14 48 (0.38%) WebSphere
15 45 (0.35%) SAS
16 38 (0.30%) NServiceBus
17 37 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
18 25 (0.20%) Joomla!
19 23 (0.18%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 138 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 72 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
4 45 (0.35%) Sketch
5 29 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 24 (0.19%) Adobe XD
6 24 (0.19%) Zeplin
7 16 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.094%) Chatbot
8 12 (0.094%) InVision
9 8 (0.063%) MS Visio
10 6 (0.047%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.039%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 5 (0.039%) SOLIDWORKS
11 5 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.031%) HipChat
12 4 (0.031%) LibreOffice
13 3 (0.024%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.024%) InDesign
14 2 (0.016%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 219 (1.72%) Magento
2 163 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 43 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 37 (0.29%) Shopify
5 30 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
7 26 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 11 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
9 10 (0.078%) SAP HR
9 10 (0.078%) SAP PSCD
10 9 (0.071%) OpenCart
10 9 (0.071%) SAP BPC
10 9 (0.071%) Visualfiles
11 8 (0.063%) Maximo
11 8 (0.063%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 8 (0.063%) SDL Web 8
12 6 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
12 6 (0.047%) SAP MDG
13 5 (0.039%) SAP EHS
14 4 (0.031%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,410 (18.90%) Azure
2 1,449 (11.36%) AWS
3 537 (4.21%) SaaS
4 431 (3.38%) Power Platform
5 322 (2.53%) Serverless
6 202 (1.58%) GCP
7 199 (1.56%) npm
8 184 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
9 182 (1.43%) GitHub
10 159 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
11 136 (1.07%) PaaS
12 104 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
13 75 (0.59%) Office 365
14 68 (0.53%) Amazon S3
14 68 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
15 59 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
16 52 (0.41%) IaaS
17 51 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
18 43 (0.34%) Logic Apps
19 42 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 146 (1.14%) HTTP
2 130 (1.02%) Internet
3 70 (0.55%) Skype
4 50 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 45 (0.35%) Intranet
6 32 (0.25%) Wireless
7 30 (0.24%) Bluetooth
8 29 (0.23%) Network Security
9 26 (0.20%) DNS
10 19 (0.15%) FTP
11 17 (0.13%) SSL
12 16 (0.13%) MQTT
13 15 (0.12%) Broadband
13 15 (0.12%) SSH
14 14 (0.11%) VoIP
14 14 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (0.10%) DAB
16 11 (0.086%) Firewall
17 9 (0.071%) LTE
17 9 (0.071%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,740 (21.49%) SQL Server
2 1,345 (10.55%) MySQL
3 628 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 595 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 520 (4.08%) Relational Database
6 443 (3.47%) NoSQL
7 419 (3.29%) MongoDB
8 397 (3.11%) Power BI
9 390 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
10 363 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
11 272 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 260 (2.04%) Big Data
13 160 (1.25%) Redis
14 159 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
15 156 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
16 117 (0.92%) Hadoop
17 103 (0.81%) Oracle Database
18 99 (0.78%) RDBMS
19 85 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
20 82 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2,030 (15.92%) Git (software)
2 582 (4.56%) Jenkins
3 512 (4.02%) Visual Studio
4 480 (3.76%) JIRA
5 362 (2.84%) webpack
6 320 (2.51%) Selenium
7 296 (2.32%) Maven
8 291 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 259 (2.03%) gulp
10 238 (1.87%) Subversion
11 205 (1.61%) JUnit
12 165 (1.29%) Grunt
13 156 (1.22%) Bitbucket
14 144 (1.13%) NUnit
15 131 (1.03%) Cucumber
16 130 (1.02%) TeamCity
17 97 (0.76%) Gradle
18 95 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
18 95 (0.74%) PHPUnit
19 92 (0.72%) Eclipse
General
1 1,303 (10.22%) Finance
2 541 (4.24%) Retail
3 303 (2.38%) Marketing
4 298 (2.34%) Games
5 228 (1.79%) Law
6 200 (1.57%) Public Sector
7 166 (1.30%) Banking
8 156 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 122 (0.96%) Legal
10 100 (0.78%) Telecoms
11 93 (0.73%) Automotive
12 69 (0.54%) Aerospace
13 63 (0.49%) Electronics
14 62 (0.49%) Advertising
15 43 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 41 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 39 (0.31%) Back Office
18 33 (0.26%) Publishing
19 28 (0.22%) Investment Banking
19 28 (0.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,906 (38.47%) .NET
2 4,266 (33.45%) HTML
3 4,031 (31.61%) CSS
4 2,988 (23.43%) AngularJS
5 2,219 (17.40%) ASP.NET
6 2,106 (16.52%) React
7 1,598 (12.53%) jQuery
8 1,409 (11.05%) .NET Core
9 1,362 (10.68%) Node.js
10 1,282 (10.05%) HTML5
11 1,266 (9.93%) Web Services
12 1,203 (9.43%) .NET Framework
13 1,110 (8.70%) REST
14 1,051 (8.24%) RESTful
15 1,032 (8.09%) ASP.NET MVC
16 1,001 (7.85%) Vue.js
17 999 (7.83%) Spring
18 860 (6.74%) ASP.NET Web API
19 719 (5.64%) CSS3
20 688 (5.40%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 996 (7.81%) Greenfield Project
2 951 (7.46%) User Experience
3 677 (5.31%) Mobile App
4 572 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
5 321 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
6 234 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 147 (1.15%) Data Structures
8 105 (0.82%) Algorithms
9 72 (0.56%) Cloud Native
10 67 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
10 67 (0.53%) Virtual Team
11 61 (0.48%) NHS
12 56 (0.44%) Management Information System
13 55 (0.43%) Client/Server
14 53 (0.42%) N-Tier
15 50 (0.39%) Animation
15 50 (0.39%) Life Science
16 46 (0.36%) Public Cloud
17 35 (0.27%) Blog
18 31 (0.24%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 997 (7.82%) Linux
2 567 (4.45%) Windows
3 536 (4.20%) Android
4 451 (3.54%) Apple iOS
5 163 (1.28%) Unix
6 75 (0.59%) Windows Server
7 45 (0.35%) CentOS
7 45 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 26 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
9 23 (0.18%) Mac OS
10 17 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
11 15 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.10%) Debian
14 10 (0.078%) VMS
15 8 (0.063%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.055%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.055%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (0.039%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,949 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 2,729 (21.40%) MVC
3 1,740 (13.64%) TDD
4 1,719 (13.48%) Web Development
5 1,499 (11.76%) Front End Development
6 1,453 (11.39%) DevOps
7 1,436 (11.26%) Scrum
8 1,432 (11.23%) Software Engineering
9 1,184 (9.28%) Microservices
10 1,081 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
11 1,044 (8.19%) OO
12 965 (7.57%) Test Automation
13 850 (6.67%) Unit Testing
14 845 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
15 795 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
16 761 (5.97%) BDD
17 748 (5.87%) OOP
18 671 (5.26%) Mentoring
19 646 (5.07%) SDLC
20 632 (4.96%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 6,322 (49.58%) JavaScript
2 5,097 (39.97%) C#
3 3,642 (28.56%) SQL
4 2,472 (19.39%) Java
5 1,806 (14.16%) PHP
6 1,222 (9.58%) Python
7 968 (7.59%) TypeScript
8 709 (5.56%) T-SQL
9 638 (5.00%) C++
10 372 (2.92%) Java 8
11 360 (2.82%) ES6
12 347 (2.72%) VB.NET
13 310 (2.43%) C
14 242 (1.90%) Ruby
15 220 (1.73%) Kotlin
16 178 (1.40%) Apple Swift
17 167 (1.31%) PL/SQL
18 165 (1.29%) Go
19 164 (1.29%) Objective-C
20 140 (1.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,131 (8.87%) Degree
2 363 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 354 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 202 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 108 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 78 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 22 (0.17%) AWS Certification
8 21 (0.16%) Master's Degree
9 20 (0.16%) DBS Check
9 20 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
10 18 (0.14%) MCSD
11 15 (0.12%) HND
12 12 (0.094%) PhD
12 12 (0.094%) Postgraduate
13 11 (0.086%) MCITP
14 10 (0.078%) MCPD
15 8 (0.063%) ISEB
16 7 (0.055%) MBCS
16 7 (0.055%) MCAD
17 6 (0.047%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 457 (3.58%) QA
2 60 (0.47%) GDPR
3 55 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.15%) WCAG
7 12 (0.094%) DICOM
7 12 (0.094%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.078%) SLA
9 8 (0.063%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (0.047%) HL7
11 2 (0.016%) IFRS
11 2 (0.016%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.016%) PMO
12 1 (0.008%) GxP
12 1 (0.008%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.008%) RosettaNet
12 1 (0.008%) SEPA
12 1 (0.008%) WAI
System Software
1 1,160 (9.10%) Docker
2 40 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 34 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.21%) vSphere
5 20 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.12%) HDFS
7 13 (0.10%) Firmware
8 8 (0.063%) Squid
9 6 (0.047%) NDS
9 6 (0.047%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 6 (0.047%) Postfix
9 6 (0.047%) Varnish
10 5 (0.039%) LXC
11 4 (0.031%) GPFS
11 4 (0.031%) Lustre
11 4 (0.031%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 2 (0.016%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.008%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.008%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.008%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 549 (4.31%) Kubernetes
2 125 (0.98%) Terraform
3 101 (0.79%) Ansible
4 63 (0.49%) Puppet
5 58 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (0.16%) Kibana
7 19 (0.15%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 16 (0.13%) logstash
9 12 (0.094%) cPanel
10 11 (0.086%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.063%) Grafana
12 7 (0.055%) MIIS
13 5 (0.039%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.039%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.031%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 4 (0.031%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 4 (0.031%) vRealize
15 3 (0.024%) Istio
15 3 (0.024%) SCCM
16 2 (0.016%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,800 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 544 (4.27%) Oracle
3 269 (2.11%) Google
4 202 (1.58%) Xamarin
5 191 (1.50%) Zend
6 159 (1.25%) SAP
7 148 (1.16%) Tableau
8 116 (0.91%) Adobe
9 107 (0.84%) Sitecore
10 106 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 105 (0.82%) IBM
12 82 (0.64%) Atlassian
13 55 (0.43%) VMware
14 51 (0.40%) Apple
15 40 (0.31%) ServiceNow
16 35 (0.27%) Sage
17 34 (0.27%) MuleSoft
18 30 (0.24%) Splunk
19 27 (0.21%) Red Hat
20 25 (0.20%) Informatica