Period
to 24 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Developer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 51 49
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 1,742 3,442 4,233
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.84% 4.85% 4.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.03% 5.04% 5.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,742 3,007 3,881
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -

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 34,627 68,230 81,789
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 96.12% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 27,758 54,999 65,467
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the UK excluding London

Software Developer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Software Developer in the UK excluding London

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the UK excluding London

Software 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 Software Developer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 24 January 2021. 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 -5 517 £50,000 +11.11% 95
North of England +11 397 £45,000 +2.27% 127
North West +23 240 £45,000 - 70
South West -13 230 £45,000 +12.50% 60
Midlands -8 193 £42,500 +3.66% 77
Scotland +8 172 £45,000 - 33
East of England +23 128 £45,000 - 46
West Midlands +20 128 £42,500 +3.66% 48
Yorkshire -34 102 £45,000 +12.50% 43
Northern Ireland +12 65 £42,500 +13.33% 17
East Midlands -17 64 £40,000 - 29
North East +32 55 £42,000 +12.00% 14
Wales -5 43 £45,000 +6.69% 15
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 1,232 (70.72%) C#
2 1,164 (66.82%) .NET
3 930 (53.39%) JavaScript
4 724 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
5 638 (36.62%) SQL
6 589 (33.81%) .NET Core
7 574 (32.95%) HTML
8 527 (30.25%) CSS
9 526 (30.20%) Azure
10 504 (28.93%) SQL Server
11 448 (25.72%) MVC
12 445 (25.55%) ASP.NET
13 423 (24.28%) AngularJS
14 343 (19.69%) TDD
15 341 (19.58%) .NET Framework
16 335 (19.23%) Software Engineering
17 331 (19.00%) React
18 325 (18.66%) Microsoft
19 293 (16.82%) Java
20 278 (15.96%) DevOps
21 271 (15.56%) Degree
22 256 (14.70%) Scrum
23 245 (14.06%) Git (software)
24 222 (12.74%) Entity Framework
25 218 (12.51%) Microservices
26 205 (11.77%) Docker
27 192 (11.02%) Computer Science
28 191 (10.96%) Python
29 188 (10.79%) C++
30 187 (10.73%) TypeScript

Software 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 45 (2.58%) CMS
2 32 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (1.55%) IIS
4 19 (1.09%) Umbraco
5 16 (0.92%) Apache
5 16 (0.92%) JBoss
6 14 (0.80%) EPiServer
7 13 (0.75%) Confluence
7 13 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.52%) Kentico
8 9 (0.52%) NServiceBus
9 7 (0.40%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.29%) nginx
10 5 (0.29%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.23%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.23%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.17%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.17%) WordPress
13 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.057%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.057%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.057%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.23%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.057%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.057%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.057%) ProductWriter
5 1 (0.057%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.057%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.057%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 526 (30.20%) Azure
2 170 (9.76%) AWS
3 97 (5.57%) SaaS
4 27 (1.55%) GCP
5 26 (1.49%) GitHub
6 20 (1.15%) Serverless
7 17 (0.98%) npm
8 15 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.57%) Veeva
12 9 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.40%) Logic Apps
15 6 (0.34%) NuGet
15 6 (0.34%) Office 365
16 5 (0.29%) Amazon ECS
17 4 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 4 (0.23%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.09%) Internet
2 13 (0.75%) HTTP
3 8 (0.46%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.34%) H.323
4 6 (0.34%) Network Security
5 5 (0.29%) SMTP
5 5 (0.29%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.23%) SNMP
7 3 (0.17%) Intranet
8 2 (0.11%) 2G
8 2 (0.11%) 3G
8 2 (0.11%) 4G
8 2 (0.11%) DNS
9 1 (0.057%) 5G
9 1 (0.057%) AMQP
9 1 (0.057%) FTP
9 1 (0.057%) SSH
9 1 (0.057%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (28.93%) SQL Server
2 130 (7.46%) MySQL
3 98 (5.63%) MongoDB
4 84 (4.82%) NoSQL
5 52 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 46 (2.64%) Azure SQL Database
7 34 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (1.26%) Big Data
11 19 (1.09%) SQLPlus
12 16 (0.92%) GIS
12 16 (0.92%) RDBMS
12 16 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.63%) Redis
15 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (0.46%) Informix
17 7 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 245 (14.06%) Git (software)
2 109 (6.26%) Selenium
3 93 (5.34%) Visual Studio
4 69 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 58 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 45 (2.58%) NUnit
7 43 (2.47%) JIRA
8 42 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 32 (1.84%) Cucumber
10 28 (1.61%) SpecFlow
11 25 (1.44%) Eclipse
12 24 (1.38%) JUnit
12 24 (1.38%) WebDriver
13 22 (1.26%) TeamCity
14 19 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
15 16 (0.92%) gulp
16 15 (0.86%) Maven
17 12 (0.69%) Jasmine
17 12 (0.69%) webpack
18 11 (0.63%) Bitbucket
General
1 135 (7.75%) Finance
2 58 (3.33%) Public Sector
3 43 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 38 (2.18%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.95%) Retail
6 32 (1.84%) Games
6 32 (1.84%) Marketing
7 31 (1.78%) Electronics
8 17 (0.98%) Automotive
8 17 (0.98%) Law
9 16 (0.92%) Back Office
10 14 (0.80%) Advertising
11 8 (0.46%) Local Government
12 7 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.23%) Legal
13 4 (0.23%) Police
14 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.11%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.11%) Front Office
16 1 (0.057%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,164 (66.82%) .NET
2 589 (33.81%) .NET Core
3 574 (32.95%) HTML
4 527 (30.25%) CSS
5 445 (25.55%) ASP.NET
6 423 (24.28%) AngularJS
7 341 (19.58%) .NET Framework
8 331 (19.00%) React
9 222 (12.74%) Entity Framework
10 187 (10.73%) Vue.js
11 186 (10.68%) jQuery
12 179 (10.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 179 (10.28%) ASP.NET Web API
13 158 (9.07%) Node.js
13 158 (9.07%) REST
14 137 (7.86%) Web Services
15 132 (7.58%) HTML5
16 106 (6.08%) RESTful
17 86 (4.94%) WPF
18 73 (4.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 123 (7.06%) Greenfield Project
2 105 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (5.80%) User Experience
4 62 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (3.10%) Algorithms
6 50 (2.87%) Mobile App
7 43 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
8 35 (2.01%) Data Structures
9 33 (1.89%) LIMS
10 19 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
11 15 (0.86%) Virtual Team
12 13 (0.75%) Life Science
12 13 (0.75%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.69%) N-Tier
14 11 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
16 9 (0.52%) RIA
17 8 (0.46%) Client/Server
17 8 (0.46%) NHS
17 8 (0.46%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 137 (7.86%) Linux
2 108 (6.20%) Windows
3 41 (2.35%) Android
4 24 (1.38%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.69%) Windows Server
6 11 (0.63%) Unix
7 8 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.11%) Debian
9 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.057%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.057%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
2 448 (25.72%) MVC
3 343 (19.69%) TDD
4 335 (19.23%) Software Engineering
5 278 (15.96%) DevOps
6 256 (14.70%) Scrum
7 218 (12.51%) Microservices
8 192 (11.02%) Computer Science
9 186 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
10 180 (10.33%) Mentoring
11 174 (9.99%) OO
12 157 (9.01%) Test Automation
13 126 (7.23%) SDLC
13 126 (7.23%) SOLID
14 125 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
15 123 (7.06%) Mathematics
16 122 (7.00%) Web Development
17 117 (6.72%) OOP
18 93 (5.34%) Unit Testing
19 88 (5.05%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,232 (70.72%) C#
2 930 (53.39%) JavaScript
3 638 (36.62%) SQL
4 293 (16.82%) Java
5 191 (10.96%) Python
6 188 (10.79%) C++
7 187 (10.73%) TypeScript
8 131 (7.52%) PHP
9 91 (5.22%) T-SQL
10 86 (4.94%) VB.NET
11 63 (3.62%) VB
12 57 (3.27%) Go
13 46 (2.64%) C
14 21 (1.21%) Ruby
15 19 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 17 (0.98%) Bash Shell
17 13 (0.75%) ES6
18 12 (0.69%) Perl
18 12 (0.69%) PowerShell
19 11 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 271 (15.56%) Degree
2 133 (7.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (3.79%) Security Cleared
4 35 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (1.15%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
8 13 (0.75%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (0.46%) PhD
10 5 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.29%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.17%) ISEB
12 2 (0.11%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.11%) HND
12 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.11%) MCSD
13 1 (0.057%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.057%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.88%) QA
2 7 (0.40%) GDPR
3 6 (0.34%) ISO 13485
3 6 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (0.23%) SLA
4 4 (0.23%) WCAG
5 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 205 (11.77%) Docker
2 12 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.34%) KVM
4 2 (0.11%) Ceph
4 2 (0.11%) Firmware
4 2 (0.11%) Xen
5 1 (0.057%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 134 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.38%) Ansible
3 18 (1.03%) Terraform
4 11 (0.63%) Puppet
5 4 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.11%) Proxmox
7 1 (0.057%) Grafana
7 1 (0.057%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.057%) Kibana
7 1 (0.057%) logstash
7 1 (0.057%) MIIS
7 1 (0.057%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.057%) Rancher
7 1 (0.057%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 325 (18.66%) Microsoft
2 70 (4.02%) Oracle
3 59 (3.39%) Xamarin
4 33 (1.89%) Google
4 33 (1.89%) SAP
5 25 (1.44%) Zend
6 19 (1.09%) Ceridian
7 18 (1.03%) IBM
8 15 (0.86%) DevExpress
9 14 (0.80%) VMware
10 12 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (0.57%) Siebel
12 9 (0.52%) Apple
13 6 (0.34%) ANSYS
13 6 (0.34%) CODA
13 6 (0.34%) Embarcadero
13 6 (0.34%) Telerik
14 4 (0.23%) Bloomberg
14 4 (0.23%) Lotus
14 4 (0.23%) ServiceNow