Period
to 24 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 11,213 20,330 24,827
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.18% 28.64% 29.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.38% 29.80% 30.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11,991 18,961 23,205
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.11%

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 34,627 68,230 81,789
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 96.12% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 27,758 54,999 65,467
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021. 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 3,228 £52,500 +5.00% 642
North of England +1 2,812 £45,000 - 1,090
South West +1 1,588 £46,000 +4.54% 387
Midlands 0 1,564 £45,000 +5.88% 619
North West +1 1,557 £47,500 +5.56% 644
Yorkshire 0 936 £44,000 -2.22% 344
West Midlands 0 910 £45,500 +7.06% 388
Scotland 0 885 £47,500 +5.56% 232
East of England +1 699 £48,000 -4.00% 265
East Midlands 0 652 £44,500 +4.71% 231
North East +1 318 £47,500 +18.75% 102
Wales +1 301 £45,000 +5.88% 93
Northern Ireland 0 132 £40,000 -11.11% 53
Isle of Man 0 15 £49,500 -1.49% 3
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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 5,888 (52.51%) JavaScript
2 4,175 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
3 4,038 (36.01%) C#
4 4,036 (35.99%) HTML
5 3,949 (35.22%) .NET
6 3,879 (34.59%) CSS
7 3,203 (28.57%) SQL
8 2,389 (21.31%) Azure
9 2,375 (21.18%) AngularJS
10 2,242 (19.99%) React
11 2,128 (18.98%) Java
12 2,065 (18.42%) SQL Server
13 2,053 (18.31%) MVC
14 2,018 (18.00%) Git (software)
15 1,798 (16.03%) PHP
16 1,685 (15.03%) ASP.NET
17 1,674 (14.93%) DevOps
18 1,662 (14.82%) .NET Core
19 1,496 (13.34%) Front End Development
20 1,472 (13.13%) TDD
21 1,408 (12.56%) Web Development
22 1,359 (12.12%) Microservices
23 1,346 (12.00%) AWS
24 1,338 (11.93%) Scrum
25 1,327 (11.83%) MySQL
26 1,296 (11.56%) Node.js
27 1,284 (11.45%) jQuery
28 1,245 (11.10%) Microsoft
28 1,245 (11.10%) HTML5
29 1,206 (10.76%) Software Engineering

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
1 440 (3.92%) CMS
2 342 (3.05%) WordPress
3 215 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 191 (1.70%) Apache
5 136 (1.21%) Confluence
6 121 (1.08%) IIS
6 121 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 119 (1.06%) NServiceBus
8 117 (1.04%) Umbraco
9 86 (0.77%) Drupal
10 84 (0.75%) Apache Spark
11 78 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 76 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
13 57 (0.51%) nginx
14 52 (0.46%) EPiServer
15 48 (0.43%) JBoss
15 48 (0.43%) Kentico
16 43 (0.38%) WebSphere
17 33 (0.29%) Joomla!
18 32 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 110 (0.98%) Photoshop
2 79 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 55 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
5 33 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 31 (0.28%) Adobe XD
7 20 (0.18%) Figma
8 16 (0.14%) Sketch
9 14 (0.12%) Zeplin
10 12 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 9 (0.080%) Chatbot
12 6 (0.054%) InVision
13 5 (0.045%) MS Visio
14 4 (0.036%) GIMP
15 3 (0.027%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.018%) InDesign
16 2 (0.018%) Moqups
16 2 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
17 1 (0.009%) Camtasia
17 1 (0.009%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 229 (2.04%) Magento
2 115 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 79 (0.70%) Shopify
4 43 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
5 28 (0.25%) OpenCart
6 24 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 21 (0.19%) nopCommerce
8 18 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 17 (0.15%) NetSuite
10 15 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 12 (0.11%) Visualfiles
12 10 (0.089%) Odoo
13 9 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
14 7 (0.062%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
14 7 (0.062%) SAP Business One
15 6 (0.054%) Adobe Campaign
15 6 (0.054%) Hyperion Planning
16 5 (0.045%) Infor M3
16 5 (0.045%) Maximo
16 5 (0.045%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2,389 (21.31%) Azure
2 1,346 (12.00%) AWS
3 604 (5.39%) SaaS
4 342 (3.05%) Power Platform
5 334 (2.98%) GCP
6 254 (2.27%) GitHub
7 235 (2.10%) Serverless
8 153 (1.36%) PaaS
9 129 (1.15%) npm
10 117 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
11 115 (1.03%) IaaS
12 112 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
13 89 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
14 55 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
15 51 (0.45%) Office 365
16 48 (0.43%) PowerApps
17 47 (0.42%) Stackdriver
18 46 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
19 44 (0.39%) Azure Functions
20 42 (0.37%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 208 (1.85%) HTTP
2 106 (0.95%) Skype
3 88 (0.78%) Internet
4 33 (0.29%) Network Security
5 29 (0.26%) TCP/IP
6 23 (0.21%) Intranet
7 19 (0.17%) Broadband
8 14 (0.12%) FTP
8 14 (0.12%) SSL
9 11 (0.098%) Bluetooth
9 11 (0.098%) DNS
10 9 (0.080%) DAB
10 9 (0.080%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.071%) Wireless
12 7 (0.062%) RTP
12 7 (0.062%) SSH
13 6 (0.054%) H.323
13 6 (0.054%) WEP
14 5 (0.045%) SMTP
14 5 (0.045%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,065 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 1,327 (11.83%) MySQL
3 606 (5.40%) NoSQL
4 530 (4.73%) Relational Database
5 522 (4.66%) MongoDB
6 439 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
7 363 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 339 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 291 (2.60%) Power BI
10 287 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
11 189 (1.69%) Big Data
12 167 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 136 (1.21%) Redis
14 110 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
15 88 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
16 79 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 71 (0.63%) Tableau
18 56 (0.50%) QlikView
18 56 (0.50%) RDBMS
19 50 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2,018 (18.00%) Git (software)
2 452 (4.03%) JIRA
3 387 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 342 (3.05%) Visual Studio
5 265 (2.36%) Selenium
6 257 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 231 (2.06%) webpack
8 211 (1.88%) JUnit
9 183 (1.63%) gulp
10 181 (1.61%) Maven
11 156 (1.39%) Bitbucket
12 145 (1.29%) TeamCity
13 120 (1.07%) Gradle
14 116 (1.03%) NUnit
15 97 (0.87%) Grunt
15 97 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
16 89 (0.79%) Subversion
17 86 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
18 85 (0.76%) Cucumber
19 83 (0.74%) Mockito
General
1 1,115 (9.94%) Finance
2 405 (3.61%) Marketing
3 402 (3.59%) Public Sector
4 277 (2.47%) Retail
5 258 (2.30%) Games
6 208 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 207 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 160 (1.43%) Law
9 133 (1.19%) Electronics
10 85 (0.76%) Banking
11 69 (0.62%) Automotive
12 53 (0.47%) Back Office
13 51 (0.45%) Local Government
14 50 (0.45%) Advertising
15 49 (0.44%) Legal
16 34 (0.30%) Publishing
17 26 (0.23%) Multimedia
18 25 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
19 24 (0.21%) Aerospace
20 19 (0.17%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,036 (35.99%) HTML
2 3,949 (35.22%) .NET
3 3,879 (34.59%) CSS
4 2,375 (21.18%) AngularJS
5 2,242 (19.99%) React
6 1,685 (15.03%) ASP.NET
7 1,662 (14.82%) .NET Core
8 1,296 (11.56%) Node.js
9 1,284 (11.45%) jQuery
10 1,245 (11.10%) HTML5
11 1,163 (10.37%) Vue.js
12 1,113 (9.93%) .NET Framework
13 1,019 (9.09%) REST
14 932 (8.31%) RESTful
15 885 (7.89%) Spring
16 821 (7.32%) Web Services
17 774 (6.90%) Laravel
18 753 (6.72%) CSS3
19 692 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC
20 623 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 957 (8.53%) User Experience
2 857 (7.64%) Greenfield Project
3 592 (5.28%) Mobile App
4 576 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
5 263 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 167 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 129 (1.15%) Algorithms
8 114 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 87 (0.78%) NHS
10 74 (0.66%) Virtual Team
11 72 (0.64%) Management Information System
12 58 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
13 57 (0.51%) Cloud Native
14 50 (0.45%) N-Tier
15 44 (0.39%) LIMS
16 42 (0.37%) Renewable Energy
17 38 (0.34%) Blog
18 36 (0.32%) Robotics
19 35 (0.31%) Social Media
20 34 (0.30%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 804 (7.17%) Linux
2 463 (4.13%) Android
3 409 (3.65%) Apple iOS
4 390 (3.48%) Windows
5 107 (0.95%) Unix
6 61 (0.54%) Windows Server
7 55 (0.49%) Ubuntu
8 36 (0.32%) CentOS
9 14 (0.12%) Debian
9 14 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.089%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.080%) Embedded Linux
12 8 (0.071%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (0.045%) Amazon Linux
14 4 (0.036%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.036%) Solaris
14 4 (0.036%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.018%) VMS
16 1 (0.009%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.009%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,175 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2,053 (18.31%) MVC
3 1,674 (14.93%) DevOps
4 1,496 (13.34%) Front End Development
5 1,472 (13.13%) TDD
6 1,408 (12.56%) Web Development
7 1,359 (12.12%) Microservices
8 1,338 (11.93%) Scrum
9 1,206 (10.76%) Software Engineering
10 836 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
11 808 (7.21%) OO
12 793 (7.07%) Mentoring
13 781 (6.97%) Unit Testing
14 698 (6.22%) E-Commerce
15 689 (6.14%) Test Automation
16 646 (5.76%) OOP
17 641 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
18 590 (5.26%) SDLC
19 589 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
20 583 (5.20%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 5,888 (52.51%) JavaScript
2 4,038 (36.01%) C#
3 3,203 (28.57%) SQL
4 2,128 (18.98%) Java
5 1,798 (16.03%) PHP
6 1,182 (10.54%) TypeScript
7 1,137 (10.14%) Python
8 459 (4.09%) T-SQL
9 430 (3.83%) C++
10 282 (2.51%) ES6
11 252 (2.25%) Java 8
12 175 (1.56%) VB.NET
13 165 (1.47%) Go
14 163 (1.45%) Apple Swift
15 158 (1.41%) C
15 158 (1.41%) PL/SQL
16 153 (1.36%) Kotlin
17 135 (1.20%) Ruby
18 130 (1.16%) Scala
19 128 (1.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 907 (8.09%) Degree
2 377 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 323 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 286 (2.55%) SC Cleared
5 56 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 42 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (0.32%) PhD
8 26 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
9 16 (0.14%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.12%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.098%) HNC
12 10 (0.089%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.071%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.071%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.062%) ISEB
15 6 (0.054%) AWS Certification
16 5 (0.045%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 5 (0.045%) MCSD
17 4 (0.036%) HND
17 4 (0.036%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (3.41%) QA
2 36 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 32 (0.29%) GDPR
4 26 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.16%) SLA
6 14 (0.12%) WAI
6 14 (0.12%) WCAG
7 11 (0.098%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.071%) ISO 13485
9 4 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.027%) JTAG
10 3 (0.027%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.018%) BS25999
11 2 (0.018%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.018%) IEC 62304
11 2 (0.018%) NCSC
11 2 (0.018%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.009%) IFRS
12 1 (0.009%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1,161 (10.35%) Docker
2 26 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.14%) Firmware
4 13 (0.12%) HDFS
4 13 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (0.089%) Active Directory
7 9 (0.080%) KVM
7 9 (0.080%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.054%) Ceph
8 6 (0.054%) Xen
9 5 (0.045%) NDS
9 5 (0.045%) vSphere
10 4 (0.036%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 3 (0.027%) LXC
12 2 (0.018%) Varnish
13 1 (0.009%) Samba
13 1 (0.009%) Squid
13 1 (0.009%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 685 (6.11%) Kubernetes
2 213 (1.90%) Terraform
3 132 (1.18%) Ansible
4 59 (0.53%) Grafana
5 56 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (0.48%) Puppet
7 23 (0.21%) MIIS
8 17 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (0.13%) Packer
10 14 (0.12%) Kibana
11 11 (0.098%) Hadoop YARN
12 9 (0.080%) Prometheus
13 7 (0.062%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.062%) logstash
14 6 (0.054%) Proxmox
15 5 (0.045%) cPanel
15 5 (0.045%) NetIQ Identity Manager
15 5 (0.045%) Tivoli
16 4 (0.036%) Plesk
16 4 (0.036%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,245 (11.10%) Microsoft
2 397 (3.54%) Oracle
3 311 (2.77%) Google
4 194 (1.73%) Xamarin
5 187 (1.67%) SAP
6 184 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 159 (1.42%) Zend
8 150 (1.34%) Adobe
9 101 (0.90%) Sitecore
10 86 (0.77%) Apple
11 74 (0.66%) Splunk
12 69 (0.62%) ServiceNow
13 65 (0.58%) IBM
14 47 (0.42%) Atlassian
15 45 (0.40%) MuleSoft
16 42 (0.37%) VMware
17 40 (0.36%) WooCommerce
18 35 (0.31%) Blue Prism
18 35 (0.31%) UiPath
19 34 (0.30%) Red Hat