Period
to 19 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 21,594 27,669 31,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 27.68% 29.90% 32.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.78% 30.96% 33.41%
Number of salaries quoted 18,353 24,280 27,794
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 75,041 89,360 93,581
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.56% 96.94%
Number of salaries quoted 59,223 71,704 76,609
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,013
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 7,261 £47,500 +5.56% 1,348
North of England 0 5,004 £45,000 +5.88% 1,550
North West 0 3,072 £45,000 +5.88% 881
Midlands 0 2,990 £42,500 +6.25% 856
South West 0 2,571 £45,000 +12.50% 712
West Midlands 0 1,704 £42,500 +6.25% 487
Yorkshire 0 1,686 £42,500 - 525
East of England -1 1,634 £50,000 +11.11% 555
Scotland 0 1,442 £45,000 - 344
East Midlands 0 1,272 £42,500 +1.19% 366
Wales 0 546 £42,500 +6.25% 153
North East -1 249 £41,221 +3.05% 144
Northern Ireland 0 201 £47,500 +18.75% 59
Channel Islands +7 7 £52,500 +16.67%
Isle of Man +3 3 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 10,178 (47.13%) JavaScript
2 9,059 (41.95%) C#
3 8,834 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 8,484 (39.29%) .NET
5 7,065 (32.72%) HTML
6 6,874 (31.83%) SQL
7 6,731 (31.17%) CSS
8 4,958 (22.96%) MVC
9 4,926 (22.81%) SQL Server
10 4,765 (22.07%) Java
11 4,489 (20.79%) AngularJS
12 4,343 (20.11%) ASP.NET
13 3,452 (15.99%) Azure
14 3,384 (15.67%) Git (software)
15 3,180 (14.73%) Microsoft
16 3,073 (14.23%) PHP
17 3,049 (14.12%) jQuery
18 2,927 (13.55%) Web Development
19 2,903 (13.44%) React
20 2,829 (13.10%) TDD
21 2,484 (11.50%) Scrum
22 2,390 (11.07%) MySQL
23 2,256 (10.45%) Front End Development
24 2,237 (10.36%) Web Services
25 2,234 (10.35%) Software Engineering
26 2,229 (10.32%) Degree
27 2,173 (10.06%) Finance
28 2,042 (9.46%) AWS
29 2,026 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
30 1,998 (9.25%) DevOps

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
1 605 (2.80%) CMS
2 542 (2.51%) WordPress
3 346 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 314 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 299 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
6 289 (1.34%) Apache
7 288 (1.33%) Confluence
8 286 (1.32%) IIS
9 216 (1.00%) Umbraco
10 177 (0.82%) Apache Spark
11 167 (0.77%) Drupal
12 157 (0.73%) JBoss
13 125 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 118 (0.55%) nginx
15 91 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
16 79 (0.37%) Apache Solr
17 67 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
18 59 (0.27%) WebLogic
19 57 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
20 53 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 199 (0.92%) Photoshop
2 179 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 112 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
4 89 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 63 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 52 (0.24%) Sketch
7 49 (0.23%) Adobe XD
8 26 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 18 (0.083%) Chatbot
10 17 (0.079%) S-PLUS
11 16 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
12 12 (0.056%) MS Visio
13 11 (0.051%) InDesign
13 11 (0.051%) InfoPath
14 10 (0.046%) HipChat
15 9 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
15 9 (0.042%) InVision
15 9 (0.042%) Steinberg Cubase
16 8 (0.037%) SPSS
17 7 (0.032%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 306 (1.42%) Magento
2 282 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 78 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
4 70 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 69 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 66 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 44 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
8 40 (0.19%) SAP ERP
9 37 (0.17%) NetSuite
10 35 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
11 32 (0.15%) Shopify
12 27 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
13 15 (0.069%) Oracle HRMS
13 15 (0.069%) SAP Hybris
14 14 (0.065%) WebTrends
15 13 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
15 13 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 13 (0.060%) Workday HCM
16 12 (0.056%) Maximo
16 12 (0.056%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3,452 (15.99%) Azure
2 2,042 (9.46%) AWS
3 816 (3.78%) SaaS
4 683 (3.16%) Power Platform
5 469 (2.17%) GitHub
6 422 (1.95%) Serverless
7 409 (1.89%) GCP
8 240 (1.11%) npm
9 222 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
10 159 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
11 153 (0.71%) PaaS
12 151 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
13 121 (0.56%) Amazon S3
13 121 (0.56%) Office 365
14 99 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
15 86 (0.40%) Slack
16 63 (0.29%) Azure Functions
17 59 (0.27%) Google Analytics
18 57 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
19 54 (0.25%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 234 (1.08%) HTTP
2 212 (0.98%) Internet
3 75 (0.35%) TCP/IP
4 69 (0.32%) Broadband
5 65 (0.30%) Intranet
6 42 (0.19%) Extranet
6 42 (0.19%) Network Security
7 38 (0.18%) SSL
8 37 (0.17%) HTTPS
9 32 (0.15%) WAN
10 30 (0.14%) SSH
11 29 (0.13%) Wireless
12 28 (0.13%) Bluetooth
12 28 (0.13%) DNS
13 27 (0.13%) FTP
13 27 (0.13%) SMTP
14 26 (0.12%) Firewall
15 23 (0.11%) Skype
16 19 (0.088%) Wi-Fi
17 17 (0.079%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,926 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 2,390 (11.07%) MySQL
3 1,019 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 926 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 903 (4.18%) Relational Database
6 835 (3.87%) NoSQL
7 789 (3.65%) MongoDB
8 762 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
9 713 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
10 648 (3.00%) Power BI
11 562 (2.60%) Big Data
12 444 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 288 (1.33%) Redis
14 230 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
15 217 (1.00%) Oracle Database
16 200 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
17 196 (0.91%) Hadoop
18 182 (0.84%) RDBMS
19 171 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
20 161 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3,384 (15.67%) Git (software)
2 1,070 (4.96%) Visual Studio
3 1,043 (4.83%) Jenkins
4 970 (4.49%) JIRA
5 677 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 613 (2.84%) Maven
7 516 (2.39%) Subversion
8 511 (2.37%) webpack
9 484 (2.24%) Selenium
10 439 (2.03%) JUnit
11 296 (1.37%) TeamCity
12 295 (1.37%) Bitbucket
13 293 (1.36%) gulp
14 260 (1.20%) NUnit
15 240 (1.11%) Cucumber
16 226 (1.05%) Gradle
17 212 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
18 211 (0.98%) Eclipse
18 211 (0.98%) Grunt
19 203 (0.94%) Jasmine
General
1 2,173 (10.06%) Finance
2 1,005 (4.65%) Retail
3 843 (3.90%) Marketing
4 524 (2.43%) Public Sector
5 465 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 438 (2.03%) Games
7 352 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 227 (1.05%) Banking
8 227 (1.05%) Electronics
9 167 (0.77%) Automotive
10 157 (0.73%) Law
11 144 (0.67%) Legal
12 98 (0.45%) Advertising
13 84 (0.39%) Back Office
14 83 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 60 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
16 56 (0.26%) Aerospace
17 33 (0.15%) Military
18 32 (0.15%) Local Government
19 30 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8,484 (39.29%) .NET
2 7,065 (32.72%) HTML
3 6,731 (31.17%) CSS
4 4,489 (20.79%) AngularJS
5 4,343 (20.11%) ASP.NET
6 3,049 (14.12%) jQuery
7 2,903 (13.44%) React
8 2,237 (10.36%) Web Services
9 2,026 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1,959 (9.07%) HTML5
11 1,958 (9.07%) Spring
12 1,931 (8.94%) .NET Framework
13 1,873 (8.67%) Node.js
14 1,744 (8.08%) REST
15 1,601 (7.41%) .NET Core
16 1,523 (7.05%) RESTful
17 1,457 (6.75%) ASP.NET Web API
18 1,355 (6.27%) XML
19 1,178 (5.46%) Vue.js
20 1,151 (5.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1,558 (7.21%) Greenfield Project
2 1,416 (6.56%) User Experience
3 1,067 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1,048 (4.85%) Mobile App
5 672 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
6 489 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 243 (1.13%) Algorithms
8 171 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 163 (0.75%) Data Structures
10 117 (0.54%) Virtual Team
11 113 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
11 113 (0.52%) NHS
12 109 (0.50%) Robotics
13 92 (0.43%) Client/Server
14 90 (0.42%) EPoS
15 85 (0.39%) Public Cloud
16 81 (0.38%) Cloud Native
17 63 (0.29%) iPad
17 63 (0.29%) Smartphone
18 58 (0.27%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 1,672 (7.74%) Linux
2 997 (4.62%) Android
3 881 (4.08%) Windows
4 867 (4.02%) Apple iOS
5 416 (1.93%) Unix
6 104 (0.48%) Windows Server
7 69 (0.32%) CentOS
8 62 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 55 (0.25%) Debian
10 43 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 42 (0.19%) AIX
12 28 (0.13%) MVS
13 25 (0.12%) Windows 10
14 18 (0.083%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (0.074%) Mac OS X
15 16 (0.074%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (0.069%) Windows Mobile
17 14 (0.065%) Windows Phone
18 12 (0.056%) ThreadX
18 12 (0.056%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,834 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 4,958 (22.96%) MVC
3 2,927 (13.55%) Web Development
4 2,829 (13.10%) TDD
5 2,484 (11.50%) Scrum
6 2,256 (10.45%) Front End Development
7 2,234 (10.35%) Software Engineering
8 1,998 (9.25%) DevOps
9 1,939 (8.98%) OO
10 1,891 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
11 1,782 (8.25%) Microservices
12 1,539 (7.13%) Computer Science
13 1,538 (7.12%) SDLC
14 1,509 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
15 1,467 (6.79%) Unit Testing
16 1,411 (6.53%) Test Automation
17 1,389 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
18 1,380 (6.39%) Mentoring
19 1,183 (5.48%) E-Commerce
20 1,148 (5.32%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 10,178 (47.13%) JavaScript
2 9,059 (41.95%) C#
3 6,874 (31.83%) SQL
4 4,765 (22.07%) Java
5 3,073 (14.23%) PHP
6 1,826 (8.46%) Python
7 1,272 (5.89%) T-SQL
8 1,102 (5.10%) TypeScript
9 1,028 (4.76%) C++
10 746 (3.45%) VB.NET
11 676 (3.13%) Java 8
12 526 (2.44%) ES6
13 474 (2.20%) C
14 460 (2.13%) Ruby
15 411 (1.90%) PL/SQL
16 327 (1.51%) Objective-C
17 303 (1.40%) Apple Swift
18 298 (1.38%) VB
19 281 (1.30%) PowerShell
20 279 (1.29%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2,229 (10.32%) Degree
2 801 (3.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 433 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 232 (1.07%) SC Cleared
5 154 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 145 (0.67%) DV Cleared
7 67 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
8 66 (0.31%) HND
9 39 (0.18%) Master's Degree
10 29 (0.13%) DBS Check
10 29 (0.13%) MCP
11 23 (0.11%) ISEB
12 22 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (0.10%) ISTQB
13 21 (0.097%) Postgraduate
14 17 (0.079%) IBM WebSphere Certification
14 17 (0.079%) MCSD
15 14 (0.065%) CCNP
16 13 (0.060%) CCNA
16 13 (0.060%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 586 (2.71%) QA
2 95 (0.44%) Data Quality
3 70 (0.32%) GDPR
4 30 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (0.13%) SLA
6 24 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 23 (0.11%) DICOM
7 23 (0.11%) PMO
8 18 (0.083%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.083%) WAI
9 13 (0.060%) WCAG
10 7 (0.032%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.019%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (0.019%) PA-DSS
12 3 (0.014%) MiFID
12 3 (0.014%) PSD2
13 2 (0.009%) FINRA
13 2 (0.009%) ISO/IEC 17025
13 2 (0.009%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,479 (6.85%) Docker
2 72 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 46 (0.21%) Firmware
4 35 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (0.079%) vCloud
7 12 (0.056%) HDFS
7 12 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.051%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 11 (0.051%) Varnish
9 10 (0.046%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.032%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.023%) LXC
12 4 (0.019%) vSphere
13 3 (0.014%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.014%) KVM
13 3 (0.014%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.014%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 3 (0.014%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.009%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 632 (2.93%) Kubernetes
2 211 (0.98%) Ansible
3 150 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 136 (0.63%) Terraform
5 98 (0.45%) Puppet
6 36 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
7 34 (0.16%) Mesos
8 33 (0.15%) Marathon
9 28 (0.13%) Kibana
10 24 (0.11%) Nagios
11 23 (0.11%) logstash
12 19 (0.088%) BMC PATROL
13 16 (0.074%) Docker Swarm
13 16 (0.074%) vCenter Server
14 15 (0.069%) CA Service Virtualization
14 15 (0.069%) HP Quality Center
15 14 (0.065%) FortiGate
16 12 (0.056%) Ganglia
16 12 (0.056%) Grafana
17 11 (0.051%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 3,180 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 1,214 (5.62%) Oracle
3 509 (2.36%) Google
4 443 (2.05%) SAP
5 396 (1.83%) Xamarin
6 308 (1.43%) Zend
7 297 (1.38%) Tableau
8 251 (1.16%) Adobe
9 232 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 216 (1.00%) IBM
11 139 (0.64%) Atlassian
12 119 (0.55%) Sitecore
13 99 (0.46%) Sage
14 95 (0.44%) Apple
15 87 (0.40%) Cognos
16 76 (0.35%) Informatica
17 69 (0.32%) Splunk
18 61 (0.28%) Talend
19 58 (0.27%) ServiceNow
20 57 (0.26%) MuleSoft