Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 27,578 31,355 32,857
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.87% 32.41% 29.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.94% 33.44% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 24,185 27,897 29,569
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £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 89,143 93,760 107,454
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 96.91% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 71,519 76,790 88,486
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,125 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 9,100 £45,000 - 1,545
North of England -1 6,548 £42,500 +6.25% 1,926
Midlands 0 3,655 £40,000 +2.56% 1,098
North West -1 3,602 £42,500 +6.25% 1,096
South West -1 3,111 £40,000 - 734
East of England 0 2,927 £45,000 - 709
Yorkshire -1 2,515 £42,500 +6.25% 677
West Midlands 0 2,126 £40,000 +6.67% 607
Scotland 0 1,546 £45,000 +5.88% 330
East Midlands 0 1,521 £42,000 +5.00% 491
Wales 0 555 £40,000 - 162
North East 0 430 £40,000 +6.67% 153
Northern Ireland 0 180 £40,000 +9.59% 59
South Coast - 6 - -
Isle of Man 0 3 £40,000 -20.00%
Channel Islands - 3 £45,000 - 2
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 13,725 (49.77%) JavaScript
2 12,637 (45.82%) C#
3 11,903 (43.16%) .NET
4 11,832 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
5 10,605 (38.45%) HTML
6 9,846 (35.70%) CSS
7 9,167 (33.24%) SQL
8 8,031 (29.12%) MVC
9 7,865 (28.52%) SQL Server
10 6,951 (25.20%) Java
11 6,544 (23.73%) ASP.NET
12 6,533 (23.69%) AngularJS
13 5,148 (18.67%) TDD
14 4,673 (16.94%) jQuery
15 4,646 (16.85%) Microsoft
16 4,367 (15.84%) Git (software)
17 3,972 (14.40%) Web Development
18 3,794 (13.76%) ASP.NET MVC
19 3,755 (13.62%) Scrum
20 3,636 (13.18%) HTML5
21 3,590 (13.02%) PHP
22 3,544 (12.85%) Finance
23 3,245 (11.77%) Web Services
24 3,148 (11.41%) Software Engineering
25 3,098 (11.23%) Microsoft Azure
26 3,063 (11.11%) OO
27 3,031 (10.99%) React
28 3,022 (10.96%) Degree
29 2,846 (10.32%) MySQL
30 2,821 (10.23%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 981 (3.56%) CMS
2 594 (2.15%) WordPress
3 587 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 583 (2.11%) Apache
4 583 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
5 549 (1.99%) IIS
6 427 (1.55%) Tomcat
7 409 (1.48%) Umbraco
8 324 (1.17%) JBoss
9 322 (1.17%) Confluence
10 272 (0.99%) Drupal
11 194 (0.70%) Apache Spark
12 181 (0.66%) WebSphere
13 165 (0.60%) nginx
14 146 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
15 143 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 124 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
17 123 (0.45%) WebLogic
18 111 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
19 92 (0.33%) EPiServer
Applications
1 364 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 350 (1.27%) Photoshop
3 162 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 123 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 78 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 47 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 34 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 26 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
9 25 (0.091%) MS Visio
10 24 (0.087%) GIMP
11 19 (0.069%) InDesign
12 17 (0.062%) InfoPath
13 13 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
14 9 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
14 9 (0.033%) Fireworks
15 8 (0.029%) Simulink
16 7 (0.025%) Maya
16 7 (0.025%) Microsoft Project
17 6 (0.022%) 3ds Max
17 6 (0.022%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 299 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 253 (0.92%) Magento
3 140 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 103 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 55 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 47 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 43 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 30 (0.11%) Shopify
9 24 (0.087%) SAP S/4HANA
10 23 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
11 21 (0.076%) Oracle ERP
11 21 (0.076%) Oracle Financials
11 21 (0.076%) SAP Business One
12 18 (0.065%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 17 (0.062%) Cognos TM1
13 17 (0.062%) Oracle Applications
14 15 (0.054%) FastStats
14 15 (0.054%) Oracle Retail
14 15 (0.054%) SAP ERP
15 14 (0.051%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3,098 (11.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,973 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
3 600 (2.18%) SaaS
4 460 (1.67%) GitHub
5 310 (1.12%) npm
6 233 (0.84%) Office 365
7 220 (0.80%) Serverless
8 209 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
9 190 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
10 120 (0.44%) PaaS
11 113 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
12 93 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
13 92 (0.33%) Amazon S3
14 90 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
15 74 (0.27%) Google Analytics
16 68 (0.25%) Google Play
17 61 (0.22%) IaaS
18 54 (0.20%) OpenShift
19 50 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
20 41 (0.15%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 550 (1.99%) Internet
2 362 (1.31%) HTTP
3 155 (0.56%) SMS
4 131 (0.48%) Intranet
5 130 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 78 (0.28%) SSL
7 71 (0.26%) Broadband
8 64 (0.23%) Skype
9 54 (0.20%) DNS
10 48 (0.17%) Hyperconnected
11 34 (0.12%) Bluetooth
11 34 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
12 33 (0.12%) Wireless
13 32 (0.12%) Network Security
14 28 (0.10%) AMQP
15 27 (0.098%) SSH
16 23 (0.083%) HTTPS
17 22 (0.080%) VoIP
18 17 (0.062%) SMTP
19 15 (0.054%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7,865 (28.52%) SQL Server
2 2,846 (10.32%) MySQL
3 1,561 (5.66%) NoSQL
4 1,390 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,386 (5.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1,300 (4.71%) Relational Database
7 1,155 (4.19%) MongoDB
8 942 (3.42%) SQL Server 2016
9 883 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
10 757 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 699 (2.53%) Big Data
12 691 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
13 606 (2.20%) Power BI
14 482 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
15 419 (1.52%) RDBMS
16 392 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
17 355 (1.29%) Oracle Database
18 308 (1.12%) Redis
19 251 (0.91%) Hadoop
20 238 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4,367 (15.84%) Git (software)
2 1,793 (6.50%) Visual Studio
3 1,245 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 1,146 (4.16%) Jenkins
5 1,108 (4.02%) JIRA
6 922 (3.34%) Subversion
7 804 (2.92%) Maven
8 676 (2.45%) JUnit
9 625 (2.27%) Selenium
10 575 (2.08%) gulp
11 482 (1.75%) webpack
12 479 (1.74%) NUnit
13 399 (1.45%) Eclipse
14 380 (1.38%) Cucumber
15 376 (1.36%) TeamCity
16 366 (1.33%) Grunt
17 291 (1.06%) Gradle
18 276 (1.00%) Jasmine
19 243 (0.88%) Bitbucket
20 210 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3,544 (12.85%) Finance
2 1,269 (4.60%) Retail
3 1,091 (3.96%) Marketing
4 742 (2.69%) Games
5 623 (2.26%) Advertising
6 618 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 463 (1.68%) Banking
8 424 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 285 (1.03%) Electronics
10 265 (0.96%) Automotive
11 257 (0.93%) Law
12 189 (0.69%) Legal
13 170 (0.62%) Back Office
14 109 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 108 (0.39%) Investment Banking
16 104 (0.38%) Publishing
17 64 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 46 (0.17%) Multimedia
19 40 (0.15%) Aerospace
20 33 (0.12%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11,903 (43.16%) .NET
2 10,605 (38.45%) HTML
3 9,846 (35.70%) CSS
4 6,544 (23.73%) ASP.NET
5 6,533 (23.69%) AngularJS
6 4,673 (16.94%) jQuery
7 3,794 (13.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3,636 (13.18%) HTML5
9 3,245 (11.77%) Web Services
10 3,031 (10.99%) React
11 2,821 (10.23%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2,775 (10.06%) .NET Framework
13 2,600 (9.43%) Spring
14 2,584 (9.37%) RESTful
15 2,421 (8.78%) Node.js
16 2,170 (7.87%) CSS3
17 2,129 (7.72%) REST
18 2,012 (7.30%) XML
19 1,870 (6.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 1,676 (6.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2,141 (7.76%) Greenfield Project
2 2,024 (7.34%) Computer Science
3 1,926 (6.98%) User Experience
4 1,308 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
5 1,189 (4.31%) Mobile App
6 963 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
7 714 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
8 697 (2.53%) Fintech
9 435 (1.58%) Algorithms
10 219 (0.79%) Data Structures
11 160 (0.58%) Social Media
12 159 (0.58%) Management Information System
13 151 (0.55%) NHS
14 138 (0.50%) Robotics
15 137 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
16 127 (0.46%) Driving Licence
17 119 (0.43%) N-Tier
18 104 (0.38%) Client/Server
19 103 (0.37%) Graphic Design
20 94 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,235 (8.10%) Linux
2 1,556 (5.64%) Windows
3 1,200 (4.35%) Android
4 1,034 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 654 (2.37%) Unix
6 141 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 87 (0.32%) CentOS
8 79 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 65 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 39 (0.14%) Debian
12 33 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 28 (0.10%) Windows 10
14 23 (0.083%) AIX
15 14 (0.051%) Embedded Linux
15 14 (0.051%) Solaris
15 14 (0.051%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (0.040%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.036%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (0.033%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11,832 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
2 8,031 (29.12%) MVC
3 5,148 (18.67%) TDD
4 3,972 (14.40%) Web Development
5 3,755 (13.62%) Scrum
6 3,148 (11.41%) Software Engineering
7 3,063 (11.11%) OO
8 2,600 (9.43%) Front End Development
9 2,539 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
10 2,375 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
11 2,185 (7.92%) BDD
12 2,065 (7.49%) Unit Testing
13 1,850 (6.71%) SDLC
14 1,811 (6.57%) Test Automation
15 1,773 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
16 1,583 (5.74%) Microservices
17 1,538 (5.58%) OOP
18 1,508 (5.47%) Mentoring
19 1,440 (5.22%) E-Commerce
20 1,289 (4.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13,725 (49.77%) JavaScript
2 12,637 (45.82%) C#
3 9,167 (33.24%) SQL
4 6,951 (25.20%) Java
5 3,590 (13.02%) PHP
6 2,282 (8.27%) Python
7 2,060 (7.47%) T-SQL
8 1,684 (6.11%) C++
9 1,154 (4.18%) TypeScript
10 999 (3.62%) VB.NET
11 967 (3.51%) Java 8
12 907 (3.29%) Ruby
13 777 (2.82%) C
14 662 (2.40%) PL/SQL
15 500 (1.81%) ES6
16 413 (1.50%) Scala
17 392 (1.42%) VB
18 379 (1.37%) PowerShell
19 285 (1.03%) Objective-C
20 284 (1.03%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 3,022 (10.96%) Degree
2 1,042 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 471 (1.71%) Security Cleared
4 275 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 271 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 183 (0.66%) PhD
7 87 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
8 76 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 62 (0.22%) MCPD
10 58 (0.21%) DBS Check
11 54 (0.20%) MPhil
12 44 (0.16%) ISTQB
13 40 (0.15%) ISEB
14 39 (0.14%) Master's Degree
15 38 (0.14%) MCP
16 34 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
17 26 (0.094%) PMI Certification
18 22 (0.080%) HND
19 17 (0.062%) AWS Certification
19 17 (0.062%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 885 (3.21%) QA
2 124 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 96 (0.35%) GDPR
4 72 (0.26%) SLA
5 44 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 38 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 36 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.062%) PMO
9 15 (0.054%) WCAG
10 14 (0.051%) WAI
11 10 (0.036%) DICOM
11 10 (0.036%) Disclosure Scotland
11 10 (0.036%) ISO 14001
12 8 (0.029%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.025%) HL7
14 5 (0.018%) HAZOP
15 4 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.015%) PSD2
16 2 (0.007%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 1 (0.004%) JTAG
System Software
1 1,189 (4.31%) Docker
2 85 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 62 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 58 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (0.15%) HDFS
6 34 (0.12%) Firmware
7 25 (0.091%) VirtualBox
8 24 (0.087%) Varnish
9 20 (0.073%) Hyper-V
10 19 (0.069%) vSphere
11 16 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 12 (0.044%) LXC
13 8 (0.029%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.018%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.015%) Time Sharing Option
15 4 (0.015%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.011%) NFS
16 3 (0.011%) OpenDJ
16 3 (0.011%) OpenIDM
16 3 (0.011%) Xen
Systems Management
1 359 (1.30%) Kubernetes
2 312 (1.13%) Ansible
3 172 (0.62%) Puppet
4 152 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 135 (0.49%) Terraform
6 102 (0.37%) Kibana
7 54 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 30 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
9 28 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
10 22 (0.080%) Graphite
11 21 (0.076%) Consul
11 21 (0.076%) Oozie
12 19 (0.069%) Grafana
12 19 (0.069%) HAProxy
13 15 (0.054%) Docker Swarm
13 15 (0.054%) Hadoop YARN
14 14 (0.051%) cPanel
14 14 (0.051%) Packer
15 13 (0.047%) Marathon
15 13 (0.047%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4,646 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 1,925 (6.98%) Oracle
3 818 (2.97%) Google
4 681 (2.47%) Xamarin
5 508 (1.84%) SAP
6 328 (1.19%) Adobe
7 293 (1.06%) Zend
8 275 (1.00%) Tableau
9 274 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 264 (0.96%) Twitter
11 215 (0.78%) Sitecore
12 214 (0.78%) Facebook
13 170 (0.62%) Apple
14 150 (0.54%) IBM
15 110 (0.40%) Cognos
16 103 (0.37%) Atlassian
17 93 (0.34%) Informatica
18 92 (0.33%) Telerik
19 89 (0.32%) Red Hat
20 80 (0.29%) Talend