Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 25,711 32,264 32,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.21% 32.15% 29.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.31% 33.16% 30.82%
Number of salaries quoted 22,333 28,720 28,918
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £58,750
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 84,826 97,288 104,286
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 96.94% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 67,279 79,553 85,788
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 16 December 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 16 December 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 8,531 £45,000 - 1,341
North of England -1 6,048 £42,500 +6.25% 1,673
North West -1 3,358 £45,000 +12.50% 904
Midlands -1 3,160 £41,500 +10.67% 990
South West -1 2,942 £40,000 - 705
East of England -1 2,739 £47,500 +5.56% 612
Yorkshire 0 2,307 £42,500 +6.25% 596
West Midlands -1 1,787 £41,000 +9.33% 581
Scotland 0 1,518 £45,915 +8.04% 340
East Midlands 0 1,366 £42,500 +11.84% 407
Wales 0 541 £37,500 - 180
North East -1 383 £40,000 +10.34% 173
Northern Ireland 0 302 £40,000 +6.67% 45
Channel Islands -1 6 £45,000 -25.00%
South Coast - 6 - -
Isle of Man +4 1 £67,500 +35.00% 1
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 12,566 (48.87%) JavaScript
2 11,411 (44.38%) C#
3 10,952 (42.60%) Agile Software Development
4 10,860 (42.24%) .NET
5 9,606 (37.36%) HTML
6 8,895 (34.60%) CSS
7 8,645 (33.62%) SQL
8 7,129 (27.73%) MVC
9 7,081 (27.54%) SQL Server
10 6,475 (25.18%) Java
11 5,869 (22.83%) ASP.NET
12 5,758 (22.40%) AngularJS
13 4,642 (18.05%) TDD
14 4,340 (16.88%) Microsoft
15 4,170 (16.22%) jQuery
16 4,067 (15.82%) Git (software)
17 3,659 (14.23%) Web Development
18 3,454 (13.43%) Scrum
19 3,356 (13.05%) Finance
20 3,279 (12.75%) PHP
21 3,259 (12.68%) HTML5
22 3,256 (12.66%) ASP.NET MVC
23 3,163 (12.30%) Software Engineering
24 3,081 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
25 3,004 (11.68%) Web Services
26 2,852 (11.09%) React
27 2,850 (11.08%) Degree
28 2,746 (10.68%) OO
29 2,564 (9.97%) MySQL
30 2,493 (9.70%) Spring

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
1 878 (3.41%) CMS
2 573 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
3 555 (2.16%) WordPress
4 553 (2.15%) IIS
5 514 (2.00%) Apache
6 475 (1.85%) SharePoint
7 358 (1.39%) Tomcat
8 344 (1.34%) Confluence
9 335 (1.30%) Umbraco
10 274 (1.07%) JBoss
11 231 (0.90%) Drupal
12 199 (0.77%) Apache Spark
13 162 (0.63%) WebSphere
14 158 (0.61%) nginx
15 128 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
16 103 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
17 89 (0.35%) WebLogic
18 85 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 76 (0.30%) SAS
20 74 (0.29%) EPiServer
Applications
1 317 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 295 (1.15%) Photoshop
3 161 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
4 91 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 61 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 33 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 23 (0.089%) GIMP
8 17 (0.066%) MS Visio
9 15 (0.058%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 13 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
10 13 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
11 10 (0.039%) InDesign
11 10 (0.039%) Weka
12 9 (0.035%) InVision
12 9 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
13 8 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
14 7 (0.027%) Fireworks
15 6 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
15 6 (0.023%) Maya
16 5 (0.019%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 285 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 253 (0.98%) Magento
3 123 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 78 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 56 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
6 48 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 45 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 27 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 27 (0.11%) Shopify
9 23 (0.089%) SAP S/4HANA
10 18 (0.070%) SAP Business One
11 16 (0.062%) FastStats
12 15 (0.058%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 15 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
12 15 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
13 13 (0.051%) Sage 200
13 13 (0.051%) WebTrends
14 12 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
14 12 (0.047%) Oracle Receivables
15 11 (0.043%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3,081 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,872 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
3 571 (2.22%) SaaS
4 432 (1.68%) GitHub
5 282 (1.10%) npm
6 246 (0.96%) Serverless
7 202 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 180 (0.70%) Office 365
9 160 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
10 110 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
11 104 (0.40%) PaaS
12 89 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
13 83 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
14 74 (0.29%) Amazon S3
15 68 (0.26%) Google Play
16 59 (0.23%) Google Analytics
17 54 (0.21%) Azure Functions
17 54 (0.21%) IaaS
18 49 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
18 49 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 521 (2.03%) Internet
2 335 (1.30%) HTTP
3 105 (0.41%) Intranet
4 90 (0.35%) SMS
4 90 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 74 (0.29%) SSL
6 56 (0.22%) Broadband
7 49 (0.19%) Network Security
8 47 (0.18%) DNS
9 42 (0.16%) Skype
10 40 (0.16%) VoIP
11 37 (0.14%) Hyperconnected
12 35 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (0.13%) Wireless
14 28 (0.11%) Bluetooth
14 28 (0.11%) SSH
15 27 (0.11%) HTTPS
16 26 (0.10%) Firewall
17 24 (0.093%) AMQP
18 15 (0.058%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7,081 (27.54%) SQL Server
2 2,564 (9.97%) MySQL
3 1,390 (5.41%) NoSQL
4 1,318 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1,270 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1,245 (4.84%) Relational Database
7 1,021 (3.97%) MongoDB
8 850 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
9 709 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
10 694 (2.70%) Big Data
11 689 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 659 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
13 587 (2.28%) Power BI
14 428 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
15 388 (1.51%) RDBMS
16 347 (1.35%) Oracle Database
17 332 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
18 296 (1.15%) Redis
19 248 (0.96%) Hadoop
20 197 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4,067 (15.82%) Git (software)
2 1,800 (7.00%) Visual Studio
3 1,139 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1,107 (4.31%) Jenkins
5 1,034 (4.02%) JIRA
6 785 (3.05%) Subversion
7 751 (2.92%) Maven
8 580 (2.26%) JUnit
9 572 (2.22%) Selenium
10 493 (1.92%) gulp
11 484 (1.88%) webpack
12 414 (1.61%) NUnit
13 409 (1.59%) TeamCity
14 365 (1.42%) Cucumber
15 356 (1.38%) Eclipse
16 302 (1.17%) Gradle
17 299 (1.16%) Grunt
18 254 (0.99%) Bitbucket
19 246 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
20 230 (0.89%) Jasmine
General
1 3,356 (13.05%) Finance
2 1,076 (4.18%) Retail
3 955 (3.71%) Marketing
4 627 (2.44%) Games
5 543 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 443 (1.72%) Advertising
7 417 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 400 (1.56%) Banking
9 258 (1.00%) Electronics
10 223 (0.87%) Automotive
11 196 (0.76%) Law
12 165 (0.64%) Legal
13 164 (0.64%) Back Office
14 102 (0.40%) Publishing
15 90 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 76 (0.30%) Investment Banking
17 70 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 46 (0.18%) Aerospace
19 35 (0.14%) Multimedia
20 23 (0.089%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10,860 (42.24%) .NET
2 9,606 (37.36%) HTML
3 8,895 (34.60%) CSS
4 5,869 (22.83%) ASP.NET
5 5,758 (22.40%) AngularJS
6 4,170 (16.22%) jQuery
7 3,259 (12.68%) HTML5
8 3,256 (12.66%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3,004 (11.68%) Web Services
10 2,852 (11.09%) React
11 2,493 (9.70%) Spring
12 2,394 (9.31%) .NET Framework
13 2,381 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2,320 (9.02%) RESTful
15 2,205 (8.58%) Node.js
16 2,011 (7.82%) REST
17 1,939 (7.54%) CSS3
18 1,892 (7.36%) XML
19 1,723 (6.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 1,439 (5.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2,012 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
2 1,795 (6.98%) User Experience
3 1,196 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1,098 (4.27%) Mobile App
5 855 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 746 (2.90%) Fintech
7 706 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
8 414 (1.61%) Algorithms
9 205 (0.80%) Data Structures
10 154 (0.60%) Social Media
11 149 (0.58%) NHS
12 139 (0.54%) Robotics
13 131 (0.51%) Management Information System
14 124 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
15 108 (0.42%) Driving Licence
15 108 (0.42%) N-Tier
16 95 (0.37%) Client/Server
16 95 (0.37%) Virtual Team
17 89 (0.35%) Graphic Design
18 88 (0.34%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2,121 (8.25%) Linux
2 1,450 (5.64%) Windows
3 1,061 (4.13%) Android
4 973 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 589 (2.29%) Unix
6 154 (0.60%) Windows Server
7 79 (0.31%) Ubuntu
8 68 (0.26%) CentOS
9 55 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (0.16%) Windows 10
11 35 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 32 (0.12%) AIX
13 26 (0.10%) Debian
14 25 (0.097%) Mac OS X
15 18 (0.070%) Solaris
16 16 (0.062%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (0.035%) DC/OS
17 9 (0.035%) Mesosphere
18 8 (0.031%) Windows 7
18 8 (0.031%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10,952 (42.60%) Agile Software Development
2 7,129 (27.73%) MVC
3 4,642 (18.05%) TDD
4 3,659 (14.23%) Web Development
5 3,454 (13.43%) Scrum
6 3,163 (12.30%) Software Engineering
7 2,746 (10.68%) OO
8 2,438 (9.48%) Front End Development
9 2,386 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
10 2,207 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
11 1,925 (7.49%) Computer Science
12 1,836 (7.14%) Unit Testing
13 1,783 (6.93%) Microservices
14 1,770 (6.88%) BDD
15 1,756 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
16 1,748 (6.80%) Test Automation
17 1,737 (6.76%) SDLC
18 1,372 (5.34%) Mentoring
19 1,354 (5.27%) DevOps
20 1,321 (5.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12,566 (48.87%) JavaScript
2 11,411 (44.38%) C#
3 8,645 (33.62%) SQL
4 6,475 (25.18%) Java
5 3,279 (12.75%) PHP
6 2,130 (8.28%) Python
7 1,991 (7.74%) T-SQL
8 1,569 (6.10%) C++
9 1,077 (4.19%) TypeScript
10 906 (3.52%) Java 8
11 849 (3.30%) VB.NET
12 659 (2.56%) C
13 656 (2.55%) Ruby
14 614 (2.39%) PL/SQL
15 530 (2.06%) ES6
16 354 (1.38%) VB
17 337 (1.31%) Scala
18 334 (1.30%) PowerShell
19 286 (1.11%) Apple Swift
20 276 (1.07%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2,850 (11.08%) Degree
2 987 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 436 (1.70%) Security Cleared
4 283 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 236 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 172 (0.67%) PhD
7 87 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
8 63 (0.25%) Master's Degree
9 52 (0.20%) MPhil
10 51 (0.20%) DBS Check
11 49 (0.19%) MCPD
12 48 (0.19%) DV Cleared
13 43 (0.17%) ISTQB
14 36 (0.14%) ISEB
14 36 (0.14%) MCP
14 36 (0.14%) PMI Certification
15 34 (0.13%) HND
16 20 (0.078%) BPSS Clearance
17 16 (0.062%) MCSD
18 12 (0.047%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 822 (3.20%) QA
2 120 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 114 (0.44%) GDPR
4 55 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 55 (0.21%) SLA
5 51 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 36 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 18 (0.070%) PMO
8 16 (0.062%) DICOM
8 16 (0.062%) ISO 14001
9 15 (0.058%) WAI
9 15 (0.058%) WCAG
10 6 (0.023%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.023%) GAMP
11 4 (0.016%) PSD2
12 3 (0.012%) HL7
12 3 (0.012%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.008%) JTAG
13 2 (0.008%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.004%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1,228 (4.78%) Docker
2 105 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 62 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 57 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 46 (0.18%) HDFS
6 33 (0.13%) VirtualBox
7 28 (0.11%) Firmware
7 28 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 23 (0.089%) Varnish
9 16 (0.062%) vSphere
10 14 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 10 (0.039%) LXC
11 10 (0.039%) Time Sharing Option
12 9 (0.035%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.027%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.023%) KVM
15 3 (0.012%) NFS
15 3 (0.012%) Xen
16 2 (0.008%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 396 (1.54%) Kubernetes
2 251 (0.98%) Ansible
3 141 (0.55%) Puppet
4 114 (0.44%) Terraform
5 112 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 94 (0.37%) Kibana
7 33 (0.13%) logstash
7 33 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 28 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
9 26 (0.10%) Consul
10 25 (0.097%) Graphite
11 20 (0.078%) Oozie
12 18 (0.070%) Hadoop YARN
13 17 (0.066%) Single Sign-On
14 16 (0.062%) Grafana
14 16 (0.062%) Marathon
15 14 (0.054%) Mesos
15 14 (0.054%) Packer
16 13 (0.051%) cPanel
16 13 (0.051%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 4,340 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 1,721 (6.69%) Oracle
3 616 (2.40%) Xamarin
4 593 (2.31%) Google
5 444 (1.73%) SAP
6 291 (1.13%) Tableau
7 287 (1.12%) Zend
8 284 (1.10%) Adobe
9 221 (0.86%) Sitecore
10 213 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 158 (0.61%) IBM
12 143 (0.56%) Facebook
13 142 (0.55%) Apple
14 113 (0.44%) Twitter
15 108 (0.42%) Atlassian
16 107 (0.42%) Cognos
17 96 (0.37%) Telerik
18 82 (0.32%) MuleSoft
19 80 (0.31%) VMware
20 72 (0.28%) Red Hat