Period
to 21 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 20,402 24,691 31,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 28.63% 29.29% 32.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.78% 30.39% 33.30%
Number of salaries quoted 17,418 21,405 28,286
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%

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 68,514 81,251 95,339
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.14% 96.38% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 54,539 64,312 77,949
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020. 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 6,715 £50,000 +5.26% 1,322
North of England 0 4,749 £45,000 +5.88% 1,508
North West 0 2,849 £45,000 - 841
Midlands +1 2,778 £42,500 +6.25% 817
South West 0 2,491 £43,000 +4.88% 710
Yorkshire 0 1,606 £43,000 +1.18% 497
East of England 0 1,564 £50,000 +5.26% 523
West Midlands 0 1,510 £42,500 +6.25% 409
Scotland +1 1,327 £45,000 - 326
East Midlands 0 1,261 £42,500 +3.66% 408
Wales 0 579 £42,500 +13.33% 179
North East 0 296 £40,000 - 171
Northern Ireland 0 258 £47,500 +18.75% 63
Isle of Man +1 3 £53,000 -21.48% 2
Channel Islands +1 3 - - 3
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 9,898 (48.51%) JavaScript
2 9,006 (44.14%) C#
3 8,515 (41.74%) .NET
4 8,241 (40.39%) Agile Software Development
5 6,710 (32.89%) HTML
6 6,393 (31.34%) CSS
7 6,363 (31.19%) SQL
8 4,845 (23.75%) MVC
9 4,724 (23.15%) SQL Server
10 4,573 (22.41%) AngularJS
11 4,247 (20.82%) ASP.NET
12 4,123 (20.21%) Java
13 3,376 (16.55%) Azure
14 3,029 (14.85%) Git (software)
15 2,989 (14.65%) Microsoft
16 2,983 (14.62%) PHP
17 2,901 (14.22%) React
18 2,813 (13.79%) jQuery
19 2,790 (13.68%) Web Development
20 2,735 (13.41%) TDD
21 2,308 (11.31%) Scrum
22 2,297 (11.26%) MySQL
23 2,186 (10.71%) Finance
24 2,177 (10.67%) Front End Development
25 2,169 (10.63%) Web Services
26 2,147 (10.52%) ASP.NET MVC
27 2,096 (10.27%) Software Engineering
28 2,008 (9.84%) AWS
29 1,964 (9.63%) .NET Framework
30 1,911 (9.37%) 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
1 596 (2.92%) CMS
2 459 (2.25%) WordPress
3 359 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 298 (1.46%) Tomcat
5 292 (1.43%) IIS
6 267 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
7 237 (1.16%) Confluence
8 230 (1.13%) Apache
9 169 (0.83%) Umbraco
10 159 (0.78%) Drupal
11 155 (0.76%) Apache Spark
12 122 (0.60%) JBoss
13 112 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
14 104 (0.51%) nginx
15 97 (0.48%) EPiServer
16 88 (0.43%) WebSphere
17 60 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
18 58 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
19 53 (0.26%) Apache Solr
20 50 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 179 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 136 (0.67%) Photoshop
3 112 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
4 82 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 56 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 45 (0.22%) Sketch
7 41 (0.20%) Adobe XD
8 39 (0.19%) Chatbot
9 25 (0.12%) HipChat
9 25 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 18 (0.088%) InVision
11 17 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
12 15 (0.074%) MS Visio
13 14 (0.069%) InfoPath
14 13 (0.064%) LibreOffice
15 10 (0.049%) Steinberg Cubase
15 10 (0.049%) UserZoom
16 7 (0.034%) S-PLUS
17 6 (0.029%) InDesign
17 6 (0.029%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 310 (1.52%) Magento
2 281 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 72 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 71 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 53 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
6 48 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 46 (0.23%) Shopify
8 42 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
9 33 (0.16%) NetSuite
10 25 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
11 19 (0.093%) SAP EHS
11 19 (0.093%) SAP ERP
12 16 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
13 15 (0.074%) Oracle HRMS
14 13 (0.064%) Visualfiles
14 13 (0.064%) Workday HCM
15 12 (0.059%) Oracle Receivables
16 11 (0.054%) Oracle ERP
16 11 (0.054%) Oracle Payables
17 10 (0.049%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3,376 (16.55%) Azure
2 2,008 (9.84%) AWS
3 808 (3.96%) SaaS
4 573 (2.81%) Power Platform
5 448 (2.20%) GitHub
6 370 (1.81%) Serverless
7 327 (1.60%) GCP
8 244 (1.20%) npm
9 203 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
10 158 (0.77%) PaaS
11 153 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
12 148 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
13 102 (0.50%) Amazon S3
13 102 (0.50%) Office 365
14 98 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
15 79 (0.39%) Slack
16 68 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
17 57 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
18 52 (0.25%) Azure Functions
18 52 (0.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 254 (1.24%) Internet
2 195 (0.96%) HTTP
3 80 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 55 (0.27%) Intranet
5 51 (0.25%) SSL
6 44 (0.22%) Wireless
7 32 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
8 31 (0.15%) DNS
8 31 (0.15%) Extranet
8 31 (0.15%) HTTPS
9 27 (0.13%) SSH
10 23 (0.11%) Broadband
11 21 (0.10%) X.509
12 19 (0.093%) DAB
12 19 (0.093%) RFID
13 18 (0.088%) MQTT
14 17 (0.083%) Bluetooth
14 17 (0.083%) Network Security
15 16 (0.078%) FTP
16 15 (0.074%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,724 (23.15%) SQL Server
2 2,297 (11.26%) MySQL
3 906 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 902 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 868 (4.25%) Relational Database
6 732 (3.59%) NoSQL
7 637 (3.12%) MongoDB
8 596 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
9 589 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
10 539 (2.64%) Power BI
11 459 (2.25%) Big Data
12 354 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 281 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
14 234 (1.15%) Redis
15 201 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
16 180 (0.88%) Oracle Database
17 178 (0.87%) Hadoop
18 169 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
19 163 (0.80%) RDBMS
20 145 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3,029 (14.85%) Git (software)
2 992 (4.86%) Visual Studio
3 902 (4.42%) Jenkins
4 841 (4.12%) JIRA
5 664 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 501 (2.46%) Maven
7 475 (2.33%) webpack
8 447 (2.19%) Subversion
9 434 (2.13%) Selenium
10 359 (1.76%) gulp
11 323 (1.58%) JUnit
12 284 (1.39%) Bitbucket
13 251 (1.23%) TeamCity
14 238 (1.17%) NUnit
15 229 (1.12%) Grunt
16 225 (1.10%) Eclipse
17 220 (1.08%) Cucumber
18 195 (0.96%) Gradle
19 174 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
20 170 (0.83%) Jasmine
General
1 2,186 (10.71%) Finance
2 892 (4.37%) Retail
3 733 (3.59%) Marketing
4 417 (2.04%) Public Sector
5 403 (1.98%) Games
6 389 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 285 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 234 (1.15%) Banking
9 217 (1.06%) Electronics
10 194 (0.95%) Law
11 191 (0.94%) Automotive
12 188 (0.92%) Legal
13 121 (0.59%) Advertising
14 92 (0.45%) Back Office
15 58 (0.28%) Financial Institution
16 47 (0.23%) Aerospace
17 33 (0.16%) Billing
18 32 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
19 31 (0.15%) Publishing
20 23 (0.11%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8,515 (41.74%) .NET
2 6,710 (32.89%) HTML
3 6,393 (31.34%) CSS
4 4,573 (22.41%) AngularJS
5 4,247 (20.82%) ASP.NET
6 2,901 (14.22%) React
7 2,813 (13.79%) jQuery
8 2,169 (10.63%) Web Services
9 2,147 (10.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1,964 (9.63%) .NET Framework
11 1,900 (9.31%) HTML5
12 1,803 (8.84%) .NET Core
13 1,774 (8.70%) Node.js
14 1,701 (8.34%) REST
15 1,623 (7.96%) ASP.NET Web API
16 1,581 (7.75%) Spring
17 1,525 (7.47%) RESTful
18 1,309 (6.42%) Vue.js
19 1,149 (5.63%) XML
20 1,145 (5.61%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1,689 (8.28%) Greenfield Project
2 1,286 (6.30%) User Experience
3 1,049 (5.14%) Mobile App
4 976 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 638 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 450 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
7 184 (0.90%) Algorithms
8 156 (0.76%) Data Structures
9 127 (0.62%) Management Information System
10 121 (0.59%) Virtual Team
11 115 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
12 88 (0.43%) NHS
12 88 (0.43%) Public Cloud
13 78 (0.38%) Social Media
14 77 (0.38%) Robotics
15 73 (0.36%) Cloud Native
16 64 (0.31%) Mainframe
17 63 (0.31%) EPoS
18 58 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
19 53 (0.26%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1,339 (6.56%) Linux
2 884 (4.33%) Android
3 871 (4.27%) Windows
4 762 (3.73%) Apple iOS
5 377 (1.85%) Unix
6 96 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 52 (0.25%) CentOS
7 52 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 40 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 26 (0.13%) Debian
10 24 (0.12%) AIX
11 19 (0.093%) MVS
12 17 (0.083%) Windows 10
13 16 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
14 14 (0.069%) Mac OS X
14 14 (0.069%) Windows Phone
14 14 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.054%) VMS
16 7 (0.034%) Embedded Linux
16 7 (0.034%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,241 (40.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4,845 (23.75%) MVC
3 2,790 (13.68%) Web Development
4 2,735 (13.41%) TDD
5 2,308 (11.31%) Scrum
6 2,177 (10.67%) Front End Development
7 2,096 (10.27%) Software Engineering
8 1,856 (9.10%) DevOps
9 1,778 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
10 1,727 (8.46%) OO
11 1,699 (8.33%) Microservices
12 1,410 (6.91%) Unit Testing
13 1,305 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
14 1,279 (6.27%) Computer Science
15 1,263 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
16 1,262 (6.19%) SDLC
17 1,212 (5.94%) Test Automation
18 1,171 (5.74%) Mentoring
19 1,137 (5.57%) E-Commerce
20 1,108 (5.43%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 9,898 (48.51%) JavaScript
2 9,006 (44.14%) C#
3 6,363 (31.19%) SQL
4 4,123 (20.21%) Java
5 2,983 (14.62%) PHP
6 1,632 (8.00%) Python
7 1,256 (6.16%) T-SQL
8 1,140 (5.59%) TypeScript
9 882 (4.32%) C++
10 741 (3.63%) VB.NET
11 613 (3.00%) Java 8
12 496 (2.43%) C
13 493 (2.42%) ES6
14 403 (1.98%) Ruby
15 379 (1.86%) PL/SQL
16 311 (1.52%) Apple Swift
17 296 (1.45%) Objective-C
18 263 (1.29%) VB
19 226 (1.11%) PowerShell
20 220 (1.08%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,911 (9.37%) Degree
2 644 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 443 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 224 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 144 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 135 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 53 (0.26%) HND
8 48 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
9 29 (0.14%) DBS Check
10 27 (0.13%) Master's Degree
11 26 (0.13%) Postgraduate
12 24 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
13 21 (0.10%) AWS Certification
14 17 (0.083%) MCP
15 16 (0.078%) MCSD
16 12 (0.059%) ISEB
16 12 (0.059%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.059%) PhD
17 11 (0.054%) CIW
17 11 (0.054%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 545 (2.67%) QA
2 90 (0.44%) GDPR
3 76 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 35 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (0.14%) DICOM
6 27 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 27 (0.13%) WCAG
7 16 (0.078%) WAI
8 12 (0.059%) SLA
9 11 (0.054%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.049%) PMO
11 8 (0.039%) PA-DSS
12 6 (0.029%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.015%) PSD2
13 3 (0.015%) SEPA
14 2 (0.010%) GxP
14 2 (0.010%) TickIT
15 1 (0.005%) HL7
15 1 (0.005%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 1,344 (6.59%) Docker
2 59 (0.29%) Firmware
3 51 (0.25%) Active Directory
4 37 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (0.11%) vCloud
6 20 (0.098%) Varnish
7 15 (0.074%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (0.049%) HDFS
8 10 (0.049%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 9 (0.044%) Postfix
10 5 (0.025%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.025%) vSphere
11 4 (0.020%) LXC
12 2 (0.010%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.010%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.010%) OpenIDM
12 2 (0.010%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.005%) Kamailio
13 1 (0.005%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.005%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 630 (3.09%) Kubernetes
2 173 (0.85%) Ansible
3 141 (0.69%) Terraform
4 100 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 83 (0.41%) Puppet
6 40 (0.20%) Kibana
7 29 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
8 21 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
9 20 (0.098%) vCenter Server
10 18 (0.088%) logstash
11 15 (0.074%) BMC PATROL
11 15 (0.074%) cPanel
11 15 (0.074%) MIIS
12 11 (0.054%) Marathon
12 11 (0.054%) Mesos
13 10 (0.049%) Plesk
14 8 (0.039%) AirWatch
14 8 (0.039%) Grafana
14 8 (0.039%) Microsoft Intune
15 7 (0.034%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 2,989 (14.65%) Microsoft
2 1,060 (5.20%) Oracle
3 391 (1.92%) Google
4 380 (1.86%) Xamarin
5 343 (1.68%) SAP
6 285 (1.40%) Zend
7 225 (1.10%) Tableau
8 218 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
9 215 (1.05%) Adobe
10 190 (0.93%) IBM
11 163 (0.80%) Sitecore
12 158 (0.77%) Atlassian
13 113 (0.55%) Sage
14 102 (0.50%) Apple
15 75 (0.37%) MuleSoft
16 62 (0.30%) ServiceNow
17 60 (0.29%) Informatica
18 58 (0.28%) Cognos
19 56 (0.27%) Splunk
20 54 (0.26%) UiPath