Period
to 24 October 2020

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 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 8,613 21,706 27,600
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.53% 27.79% 29.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.80% 28.89% 30.95%
Number of salaries quoted 8,893 19,889 25,835
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £32,300 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 26,256 75,131 89,187
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 96.19% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 21,586 59,369 71,486
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%

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 October 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 24 October 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 2,564 £52,500 +9.38% 630
North of England +1 2,343 £47,250 +5.00% 976
North West +1 1,313 £50,000 +11.11% 570
Midlands 0 1,145 £45,000 +5.88% 497
South West 0 1,093 £45,000 - 398
Yorkshire 0 753 £45,000 +5.88% 289
West Midlands -1 660 £45,000 +5.88% 283
Scotland +1 574 £47,500 +5.56% 179
East of England +1 486 £47,500 -5.00% 264
East Midlands 0 481 £42,500 - 213
North East +1 276 £44,000 +3.53% 117
Wales +1 265 £45,000 +5.88% 72
Northern Ireland 0 145 £46,750 +3.89% 40
Isle of Man +2 6 £52,500 -4.55%
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4,368 (50.71%) JavaScript
2 3,164 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
3 3,141 (36.47%) C#
4 3,077 (35.73%) .NET
5 3,029 (35.17%) HTML
6 2,887 (33.52%) CSS
7 2,407 (27.95%) SQL
8 1,866 (21.66%) AngularJS
9 1,784 (20.71%) SQL Server
10 1,695 (19.68%) MVC
11 1,667 (19.35%) React
12 1,663 (19.31%) Azure
13 1,596 (18.53%) Java
14 1,539 (17.87%) Git (software)
15 1,379 (16.01%) ASP.NET
16 1,339 (15.55%) DevOps
17 1,325 (15.38%) PHP
18 1,177 (13.67%) .NET Core
19 1,176 (13.65%) TDD
20 1,141 (13.25%) Microsoft
21 1,090 (12.66%) Web Development
22 1,063 (12.34%) Microservices
23 1,050 (12.19%) jQuery
24 1,043 (12.11%) Front End Development
25 1,037 (12.04%) AWS
26 1,000 (11.61%) MySQL
27 983 (11.41%) Scrum
28 943 (10.95%) Node.js
29 908 (10.54%) Python
29 908 (10.54%) .NET Framework

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
1 292 (3.39%) CMS
2 222 (2.58%) WordPress
3 219 (2.54%) Apache
4 192 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
5 116 (1.35%) SharePoint
6 106 (1.23%) NServiceBus
7 105 (1.22%) Apache Spark
8 85 (0.99%) Confluence
9 80 (0.93%) IIS
10 62 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 56 (0.65%) Umbraco
12 52 (0.60%) Drupal
12 52 (0.60%) nginx
13 34 (0.39%) WebSphere
14 30 (0.35%) Joomla!
15 26 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
16 24 (0.28%) Kentico
17 23 (0.27%) JBoss
18 19 (0.22%) Jadu
18 19 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 80 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 76 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 40 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 29 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 21 (0.24%) Sketch
7 14 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 13 (0.15%) Figma
9 12 (0.14%) Adobe XD
10 8 (0.093%) MS Visio
11 7 (0.081%) InVision
11 7 (0.081%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 7 (0.081%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.035%) GIMP
12 3 (0.035%) Moqups
13 2 (0.023%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.023%) InDesign
13 2 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.012%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 183 (2.12%) Magento
2 105 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 42 (0.49%) Shopify
4 30 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 22 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 17 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 14 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 14 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 13 (0.15%) Visualfiles
10 12 (0.14%) SAP HR
10 12 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
11 10 (0.12%) Odoo
12 9 (0.10%) SAP BPC
13 8 (0.093%) Adobe Campaign
13 8 (0.093%) SAP SD
14 7 (0.081%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
15 6 (0.070%) Maximo
16 5 (0.058%) OpenCart
16 5 (0.058%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,663 (19.31%) Azure
2 1,037 (12.04%) AWS
3 382 (4.44%) SaaS
4 306 (3.55%) Power Platform
5 243 (2.82%) GitHub
6 214 (2.48%) GCP
7 187 (2.17%) Serverless
8 127 (1.47%) npm
9 121 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
10 115 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
11 91 (1.06%) PaaS
12 77 (0.89%) IaaS
13 64 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
14 56 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
15 55 (0.64%) Office 365
15 55 (0.64%) Stackdriver
16 45 (0.52%) PowerApps
17 29 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
17 29 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
18 27 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 166 (1.93%) HTTP
2 118 (1.37%) Skype
3 77 (0.89%) Internet
4 25 (0.29%) Network Security
5 22 (0.26%) Bluetooth
6 19 (0.22%) Broadband
7 17 (0.20%) Intranet
8 16 (0.19%) DNS
8 16 (0.19%) TCP/IP
9 14 (0.16%) SSL
10 13 (0.15%) FTP
11 8 (0.093%) RTP
12 7 (0.081%) SNMP
12 7 (0.081%) WEP
12 7 (0.081%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.070%) Wireless
14 5 (0.058%) SMTP
14 5 (0.058%) SSH
15 3 (0.035%) NGN
15 3 (0.035%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,784 (20.71%) SQL Server
2 1,000 (11.61%) MySQL
3 529 (6.14%) NoSQL
4 421 (4.89%) Relational Database
5 415 (4.82%) MongoDB
6 350 (4.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 319 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 299 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
9 263 (3.05%) Power BI
10 254 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
11 232 (2.69%) Big Data
12 149 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 116 (1.35%) Redis
14 105 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
15 95 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
16 86 (1.00%) Tableau
17 65 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 64 (0.74%) Data Lake
18 64 (0.74%) Hadoop
19 52 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,539 (17.87%) Git (software)
2 399 (4.63%) JIRA
3 336 (3.90%) Jenkins
4 263 (3.05%) Visual Studio
5 236 (2.74%) Selenium
6 234 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 204 (2.37%) webpack
8 162 (1.88%) JUnit
9 149 (1.73%) Maven
10 125 (1.45%) gulp
11 124 (1.44%) TeamCity
12 120 (1.39%) Bitbucket
13 107 (1.24%) NUnit
14 104 (1.21%) Subversion
15 95 (1.10%) Gradle
16 79 (0.92%) Mockito
17 73 (0.85%) PHPUnit
18 70 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
19 63 (0.73%) Xcode
20 61 (0.71%) Grunt
General
1 851 (9.88%) Finance
2 266 (3.09%) Public Sector
3 265 (3.08%) Marketing
4 207 (2.40%) Retail
5 168 (1.95%) Games
6 107 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 104 (1.21%) Law
8 97 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 78 (0.91%) Banking
10 69 (0.80%) Electronics
11 53 (0.62%) Legal
12 42 (0.49%) Advertising
13 40 (0.46%) Back Office
14 37 (0.43%) Local Government
15 26 (0.30%) Publishing
16 25 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 24 (0.28%) Aerospace
18 23 (0.27%) Automotive
19 22 (0.26%) Financial Institution
20 14 (0.16%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,077 (35.73%) .NET
2 3,029 (35.17%) HTML
3 2,887 (33.52%) CSS
4 1,866 (21.66%) AngularJS
5 1,667 (19.35%) React
6 1,379 (16.01%) ASP.NET
7 1,177 (13.67%) .NET Core
8 1,050 (12.19%) jQuery
9 943 (10.95%) Node.js
10 908 (10.54%) .NET Framework
11 858 (9.96%) HTML5
12 849 (9.86%) Vue.js
13 833 (9.67%) REST
14 788 (9.15%) RESTful
15 727 (8.44%) Web Services
16 685 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
17 660 (7.66%) Spring
18 622 (7.22%) ASP.NET Web API
19 533 (6.19%) Laravel
20 515 (5.98%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 668 (7.76%) User Experience
2 603 (7.00%) Greenfield Project
3 480 (5.57%) Mobile App
4 325 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 191 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 118 (1.37%) Algorithms
7 107 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 92 (1.07%) Data Structures
9 66 (0.77%) NHS
10 53 (0.62%) Virtual Team
11 40 (0.46%) Blog
11 40 (0.46%) Management Information System
12 37 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
13 33 (0.38%) N-Tier
13 33 (0.38%) Social Media
14 30 (0.35%) Life Science
15 26 (0.30%) Cloud Native
16 25 (0.29%) Embedded Systems
17 24 (0.28%) Client/Server
18 21 (0.24%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 598 (6.94%) Linux
2 419 (4.86%) Android
3 328 (3.81%) Apple iOS
4 282 (3.27%) Windows
5 94 (1.09%) Unix
6 48 (0.56%) Ubuntu
7 41 (0.48%) CentOS
8 37 (0.43%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.12%) Debian
10 9 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (0.093%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.081%) Amazon Linux
12 7 (0.081%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.058%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.046%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.046%) Solaris
14 4 (0.046%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.035%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.012%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.012%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,164 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,695 (19.68%) MVC
3 1,339 (15.55%) DevOps
4 1,176 (13.65%) TDD
5 1,090 (12.66%) Web Development
6 1,063 (12.34%) Microservices
7 1,043 (12.11%) Front End Development
8 983 (11.41%) Scrum
9 895 (10.39%) Software Engineering
10 714 (8.29%) OO
11 630 (7.31%) Test Automation
12 626 (7.27%) Mentoring
13 616 (7.15%) Unit Testing
14 573 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
15 563 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
16 555 (6.44%) OOP
17 509 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
18 463 (5.38%) E-Commerce
19 444 (5.15%) SDLC
20 410 (4.76%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4,368 (50.71%) JavaScript
2 3,141 (36.47%) C#
3 2,407 (27.95%) SQL
4 1,596 (18.53%) Java
5 1,325 (15.38%) PHP
6 908 (10.54%) Python
7 846 (9.82%) TypeScript
8 416 (4.83%) T-SQL
9 359 (4.17%) C++
10 207 (2.40%) Java 8
11 199 (2.31%) ES6
12 160 (1.86%) Kotlin
13 147 (1.71%) VB.NET
14 139 (1.61%) PL/SQL
15 137 (1.59%) Scala
16 133 (1.54%) Apple Swift
17 122 (1.42%) C
18 99 (1.15%) Go
19 98 (1.14%) Objective-C
19 98 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 648 (7.52%) Degree
2 352 (4.09%) Security Cleared
3 247 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 221 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 59 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 54 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 30 (0.35%) PhD
8 20 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
9 16 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.12%) MCITP
11 9 (0.10%) AWS Certification
11 9 (0.10%) Postgraduate
12 7 (0.081%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.081%) ISEB
13 6 (0.070%) MCPD
14 5 (0.058%) HND
14 5 (0.058%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.046%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.046%) HNC
15 4 (0.046%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (3.44%) QA
2 46 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 27 (0.31%) GDPR
4 12 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.14%) SLA
5 11 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.081%) ISO 13485
7 7 (0.081%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.058%) WCAG
9 4 (0.046%) HL7
9 4 (0.046%) JTAG
10 2 (0.023%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.023%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.023%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.023%) IFRS
10 2 (0.023%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.023%) NCSC
11 1 (0.012%) PMO
System Software
1 859 (9.97%) Docker
2 29 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.30%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.23%) HDFS
5 17 (0.20%) vSphere
6 13 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 12 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.12%) NDS
8 10 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 9 (0.10%) Firmware
10 6 (0.070%) Ceph
10 6 (0.070%) LXC
10 6 (0.070%) Xen
11 5 (0.058%) Squid
12 2 (0.023%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.023%) KVM
12 2 (0.023%) Postfix
13 1 (0.012%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.012%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 510 (5.92%) Kubernetes
2 181 (2.10%) Terraform
3 124 (1.44%) Ansible
4 66 (0.77%) Grafana
5 42 (0.49%) Puppet
6 39 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (0.23%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 16 (0.19%) cPanel
9 14 (0.16%) MIIS
10 13 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
11 10 (0.12%) Kibana
12 9 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (0.10%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.070%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 6 (0.070%) Proxmox
13 6 (0.070%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 5 (0.058%) logstash
14 5 (0.058%) vRealize
15 4 (0.046%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 4 (0.046%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1,141 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 293 (3.40%) Oracle
3 265 (3.08%) Google
4 147 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
4 147 (1.71%) Xamarin
5 146 (1.70%) SAP
6 139 (1.61%) Zend
7 94 (1.09%) ServiceNow
8 91 (1.06%) Adobe
9 84 (0.98%) Splunk
10 76 (0.88%) IBM
11 44 (0.51%) VMware
12 43 (0.50%) Apple
13 38 (0.44%) Sitecore
14 30 (0.35%) Atlassian
15 26 (0.30%) MuleSoft
16 24 (0.28%) Remedy
17 21 (0.24%) NetIQ
18 20 (0.23%) Cloudera
18 20 (0.23%) Red Hat