Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 29,230 32,676 33,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 30.45% 32.89% 29.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.45% 33.94% 30.37%
Number of salaries quoted 25,685 29,080 30,265
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 92,930 96,279 110,028
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.91% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 74,834 79,019 90,803
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 9,447 £45,000 +5.88% 1,257
North of England -1 7,147 £42,500 +6.25% 1,460
Midlands 0 4,007 £40,000 +2.56% 828
North West -1 3,850 £42,500 +6.25% 847
South West -1 3,269 £40,000 - 625
East of England 0 3,172 £45,000 - 640
Yorkshire -1 2,784 £42,500 +6.25% 513
West Midlands 0 2,401 £40,000 +6.67% 475
East Midlands 0 1,596 £40,000 - 352
Scotland -1 1,549 £45,000 +7.14% 280
North East 0 513 £40,000 +6.67% 100
Wales 0 504 £40,000 - 124
Northern Ireland 0 153 £37,500 - 62
Channel Islands - 6 £65,000 - 3
South Coast - 4 - -
Isle of Man -6 2 £38,750 -22.50% 4
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 14,737 (50.42%) JavaScript
2 13,563 (46.40%) C#
3 12,820 (43.86%) .NET
4 12,647 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
5 11,481 (39.28%) HTML
6 10,584 (36.21%) CSS
7 9,696 (33.17%) SQL
8 8,925 (30.53%) MVC
9 8,561 (29.29%) SQL Server
10 7,429 (25.42%) ASP.NET
11 7,078 (24.21%) Java
12 7,038 (24.08%) AngularJS
13 5,531 (18.92%) TDD
14 5,130 (17.55%) jQuery
15 4,888 (16.72%) Microsoft
16 4,778 (16.35%) Git (software)
17 4,477 (15.32%) ASP.NET MVC
18 4,267 (14.60%) Web Development
19 3,940 (13.48%) PHP
20 3,928 (13.44%) HTML5
21 3,885 (13.29%) Scrum
22 3,701 (12.66%) Finance
23 3,450 (11.80%) Web Services
24 3,420 (11.70%) OO
25 3,217 (11.01%) ASP.NET Web API
26 3,200 (10.95%) Software Engineering
27 3,174 (10.86%) .NET Framework
28 3,164 (10.82%) React
29 3,105 (10.62%) MySQL
30 3,061 (10.47%) Degree

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 1,053 (3.60%) CMS
2 671 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 660 (2.26%) Apache
4 634 (2.17%) WordPress
5 585 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
6 502 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 480 (1.64%) IIS
8 461 (1.58%) Umbraco
9 366 (1.25%) JBoss
10 333 (1.14%) Drupal
11 304 (1.04%) Confluence
12 198 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 190 (0.65%) WebSphere
14 186 (0.64%) nginx
15 169 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
16 165 (0.56%) WebLogic
17 158 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
18 155 (0.53%) Apache Spark
19 131 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
20 113 (0.39%) EPiServer
Applications
1 389 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 344 (1.18%) Photoshop
3 156 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
4 122 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 74 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 67 (0.23%) Chatbot
7 43 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 39 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 28 (0.096%) GIMP
10 26 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
11 20 (0.068%) InDesign
12 19 (0.065%) InfoPath
13 15 (0.051%) Microsoft Project
14 13 (0.044%) InVision
15 12 (0.041%) Fireworks
16 10 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
17 8 (0.027%) Simulink
18 7 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
18 7 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
18 7 (0.024%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 373 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 297 (1.02%) Magento
3 170 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 138 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 66 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 58 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 51 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 34 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 33 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
10 31 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
11 28 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
12 27 (0.092%) Shopify
13 26 (0.089%) SAP Business One
14 23 (0.079%) SAP S/4HANA
15 19 (0.065%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 19 (0.065%) Visualfiles
16 17 (0.058%) Oracle Payables
16 17 (0.058%) Oracle Receivables
16 17 (0.058%) SAP ERP
17 16 (0.055%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 3,058 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,097 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
3 628 (2.15%) SaaS
4 512 (1.75%) GitHub
5 349 (1.19%) npm
6 257 (0.88%) Office 365
7 253 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
8 244 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 199 (0.68%) Serverless
10 141 (0.48%) PaaS
11 120 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
12 104 (0.36%) Amazon S3
13 103 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
14 97 (0.33%) IaaS
15 96 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
16 76 (0.26%) Google Analytics
17 69 (0.24%) Google Play
18 56 (0.19%) OpenShift
19 47 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
20 41 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 531 (1.82%) Internet
2 381 (1.30%) HTTP
3 220 (0.75%) SMS
4 170 (0.58%) TCP/IP
5 143 (0.49%) Intranet
6 98 (0.34%) SSL
7 83 (0.28%) Broadband
8 69 (0.24%) Skype
9 66 (0.23%) Wireless
10 60 (0.21%) DNS
11 54 (0.18%) Hyperconnected
12 40 (0.14%) Bluetooth
13 35 (0.12%) SSH
14 30 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (0.092%) IPv6
16 26 (0.089%) AMQP
17 25 (0.086%) Network Security
18 24 (0.082%) HTTPS
19 21 (0.072%) IPv4
20 17 (0.058%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8,561 (29.29%) SQL Server
2 3,105 (10.62%) MySQL
3 1,823 (6.24%) NoSQL
4 1,491 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,463 (5.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1,379 (4.72%) Relational Database
7 1,349 (4.62%) SQL Server 2016
8 1,307 (4.47%) MongoDB
9 943 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
10 807 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 720 (2.46%) Big Data
12 688 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
13 586 (2.00%) Power BI
14 516 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
15 430 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
16 423 (1.45%) RDBMS
17 369 (1.26%) Oracle Database
18 314 (1.07%) Redis
19 281 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
20 249 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4,778 (16.35%) Git (software)
2 1,785 (6.11%) Visual Studio
3 1,286 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 1,154 (3.95%) JIRA
5 1,123 (3.84%) Jenkins
6 953 (3.26%) Subversion
7 839 (2.87%) Maven
8 699 (2.39%) JUnit
9 655 (2.24%) Selenium
10 636 (2.18%) gulp
11 544 (1.86%) NUnit
12 492 (1.68%) webpack
13 416 (1.42%) Grunt
14 370 (1.27%) Eclipse
15 364 (1.25%) TeamCity
16 342 (1.17%) Cucumber
17 295 (1.01%) Jasmine
18 292 (1.00%) Bitbucket
19 270 (0.92%) Gradle
20 219 (0.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 3,701 (12.66%) Finance
2 1,487 (5.09%) Retail
3 1,259 (4.31%) Marketing
4 895 (3.06%) Advertising
5 771 (2.64%) Games
6 626 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 470 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 424 (1.45%) Banking
9 337 (1.15%) Electronics
10 289 (0.99%) Automotive
11 263 (0.90%) Law
12 220 (0.75%) Legal
13 150 (0.51%) Back Office
14 99 (0.34%) Publishing
15 97 (0.33%) Investment Banking
16 95 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 71 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 57 (0.20%) Music Industry
19 55 (0.19%) Multimedia
20 45 (0.15%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12,820 (43.86%) .NET
2 11,481 (39.28%) HTML
3 10,584 (36.21%) CSS
4 7,429 (25.42%) ASP.NET
5 7,038 (24.08%) AngularJS
6 5,130 (17.55%) jQuery
7 4,477 (15.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3,928 (13.44%) HTML5
9 3,450 (11.80%) Web Services
10 3,217 (11.01%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3,174 (10.86%) .NET Framework
12 3,164 (10.82%) React
13 2,983 (10.21%) RESTful
14 2,661 (9.10%) Node.js
15 2,562 (8.76%) Spring
16 2,328 (7.96%) CSS3
17 2,164 (7.40%) REST
18 2,109 (7.22%) XML
19 2,073 (7.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 2,018 (6.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2,091 (7.15%) Greenfield Project
2 2,050 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 1,991 (6.81%) User Experience
4 1,297 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1,258 (4.30%) Mobile App
6 981 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
7 697 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
8 690 (2.36%) Fintech
9 445 (1.52%) Algorithms
10 209 (0.72%) Data Structures
11 180 (0.62%) Management Information System
12 160 (0.55%) NHS
13 150 (0.51%) Social Media
14 149 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
15 129 (0.44%) Driving Licence
16 126 (0.43%) Robotics
17 117 (0.40%) Client/Server
18 103 (0.35%) N-Tier
19 101 (0.35%) Smartphone
20 94 (0.32%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 2,387 (8.17%) Linux
2 1,612 (5.51%) Windows
3 1,167 (3.99%) Android
4 997 (3.41%) Apple iOS
5 654 (2.24%) Unix
6 161 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 96 (0.33%) CentOS
8 86 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 75 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 48 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (0.16%) Debian
12 39 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 35 (0.12%) AIX
14 24 (0.082%) Solaris
15 22 (0.075%) Windows 7
16 21 (0.072%) FreeBSD
17 20 (0.068%) Windows 10
17 20 (0.068%) Windows Phone
17 20 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (0.058%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12,647 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
2 8,925 (30.53%) MVC
3 5,531 (18.92%) TDD
4 4,267 (14.60%) Web Development
5 3,885 (13.29%) Scrum
6 3,420 (11.70%) OO
7 3,200 (10.95%) Software Engineering
8 2,705 (9.25%) Front End Development
9 2,536 (8.68%) BDD
10 2,524 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
11 2,517 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
12 2,156 (7.38%) Unit Testing
13 1,993 (6.82%) SDLC
14 1,937 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
15 1,885 (6.45%) Test Automation
16 1,695 (5.80%) OOP
17 1,648 (5.64%) E-Commerce
18 1,537 (5.26%) Web Application Development
19 1,487 (5.09%) Mentoring
20 1,466 (5.02%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 14,737 (50.42%) JavaScript
2 13,563 (46.40%) C#
3 9,696 (33.17%) SQL
4 7,078 (24.21%) Java
5 3,940 (13.48%) PHP
6 2,417 (8.27%) Python
7 2,101 (7.19%) T-SQL
8 1,696 (5.80%) C++
9 1,184 (4.05%) Ruby
10 1,128 (3.86%) VB.NET
11 1,110 (3.80%) TypeScript
12 894 (3.06%) C
13 858 (2.94%) Java 8
14 697 (2.38%) PL/SQL
15 476 (1.63%) VB
16 460 (1.57%) ES6
17 459 (1.57%) Scala
18 436 (1.49%) PowerShell
19 326 (1.12%) Objective-C
20 291 (1.00%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 3,061 (10.47%) Degree
2 1,085 (3.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 496 (1.70%) Security Cleared
4 330 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 267 (0.91%) SC Cleared
6 174 (0.60%) PhD
7 79 (0.27%) MCPD
8 72 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 71 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
10 68 (0.23%) MCP
11 50 (0.17%) DBS Check
12 39 (0.13%) Master's Degree
13 35 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
14 33 (0.11%) ISEB
15 32 (0.11%) HND
16 28 (0.096%) ISTQB
17 27 (0.092%) MCSE
18 26 (0.089%) MCSA
19 23 (0.079%) AWS Certification
20 21 (0.072%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 840 (2.87%) QA
2 111 (0.38%) Data Quality
3 94 (0.32%) SLA
4 88 (0.30%) GDPR
5 47 (0.16%) GCP
6 45 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 37 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 28 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 20 (0.068%) PMO
10 10 (0.034%) WAI
11 9 (0.031%) Disclosure Scotland
11 9 (0.031%) WCAG
12 8 (0.027%) DICOM
12 8 (0.027%) HL7
13 7 (0.024%) GAMP
13 7 (0.024%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.021%) Cyber Essentials
15 5 (0.017%) HAZOP
15 5 (0.017%) JTAG
16 4 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,232 (4.21%) Docker
2 83 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 47 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (0.14%) Firmware
5 39 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (0.092%) HDFS
7 24 (0.082%) Varnish
8 23 (0.079%) vSphere
9 16 (0.055%) Hyper-V
10 13 (0.044%) LXC
11 12 (0.041%) VirtualBox
12 11 (0.038%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 8 (0.027%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.027%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.024%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.024%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.014%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.014%) Squid
16 3 (0.010%) OpenIDM
16 3 (0.010%) Samba
Systems Management
1 319 (1.09%) Kubernetes
2 304 (1.04%) Ansible
3 191 (0.65%) Puppet
4 174 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 137 (0.47%) Terraform
6 118 (0.40%) Kibana
7 73 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 27 (0.092%) HockeyApp
8 27 (0.092%) Single Sign-On
9 26 (0.089%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 25 (0.086%) WSUS
11 22 (0.075%) Marathon
12 21 (0.072%) HAProxy
12 21 (0.072%) Icinga
13 20 (0.068%) Docker Swarm
14 16 (0.055%) SCCM
15 12 (0.041%) Grafana
15 12 (0.041%) Rancher
16 11 (0.038%) HP Quality Center
17 10 (0.034%) logstash
Vendors
1 4,888 (16.72%) Microsoft
2 2,037 (6.97%) Oracle
3 1,015 (3.47%) Google
4 697 (2.38%) Xamarin
5 549 (1.88%) SAP
6 473 (1.62%) Capita
7 358 (1.22%) Twitter
8 355 (1.21%) Zend
9 326 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 317 (1.08%) Adobe
11 284 (0.97%) Tableau
12 247 (0.85%) Facebook
13 223 (0.76%) Sitecore
14 163 (0.56%) Apple
15 150 (0.51%) IBM
16 130 (0.44%) Atlassian
17 91 (0.31%) Informatica
18 87 (0.30%) Cognos
19 85 (0.29%) Red Hat
19 85 (0.29%) Talend