Application Developer
UK

The median Application Developer salary in the UK is £55,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

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

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 485 604 543
Rank change year-on-year +119 -61 -52
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Developer 369 447 754
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.40% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.43% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 316 307 380
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,713 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,188 £46,250 £41,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +10.53%
75th Percentile £64,750 £80,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £68,125 £95,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,136 104,699 132,906
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 94.37% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,857 66,167 83,953
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,280 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Applications Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Applications Developer.

Salary trend for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Applications Developer over the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +167 318 £55,000 -8.33% 80
UK excluding London +119 242 £47,500 -5.00% 62
Work from Home +98 176 £52,500 -8.70% 43
London +96 90 £62,500 -19.35% 17
South East +95 70 £59,500 +32.22% 15
South West +69 70 £45,000 -10.00% 9
North of England +92 34 £40,000 -27.12% 15
Midlands +59 32 £44,000 -14.15% 15
West Midlands +67 19 £35,000 -30.00% 11
North West +36 19 £44,367 -11.27% 7
East of England +42 18 £50,000 -13.04% 11
Yorkshire +116 15 £40,000 -27.12% 8
East Midlands +11 13 £65,000 +23.81% 4
Wales +5 10 £52,101 +48.86% 2
Scotland -38 5 £47,500 -9.52%
Northern Ireland +23 3 £60,000 +71.43%

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 22 February 2024, Applications Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 168 (45.53%) .NET
2 147 (39.84%) C#
3 137 (37.13%) Microsoft
4 111 (30.08%) Azure
5 109 (29.54%) SQL
6 107 (29.00%) Agile
7 100 (27.10%) JavaScript
8 93 (25.20%) Power Platform
9 91 (24.66%) DevOps
10 85 (23.04%) Social Skills
11 82 (22.22%) SQL Server
12 67 (18.16%) ASP.NET
13 66 (17.89%) .NET Framework
14 64 (17.34%) PowerApps
15 62 (16.80%) User Experience
16 58 (15.72%) Scrum
16 58 (15.72%) Power Automate
17 53 (14.36%) Mobile App
17 53 (14.36%) Java
18 52 (14.09%) SharePoint
18 52 (14.09%) Microsoft 365
18 52 (14.09%) Azure DevOps
19 51 (13.82%) CRM
20 49 (13.28%) React
20 49 (13.28%) HTML
21 47 (12.74%) MVC
22 46 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
23 43 (11.65%) Finance
23 43 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
24 42 (11.38%) CMS

Applications Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (14.09%) SharePoint
2 42 (11.38%) CMS
3 29 (7.86%) IIS
4 18 (4.88%) Headless CMS
4 18 (4.88%) Kentico
4 18 (4.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 18 (4.88%) Umbraco
5 9 (2.44%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.90%) Apache
7 4 (1.08%) Confluence
7 4 (1.08%) EPiServer
7 4 (1.08%) SAS
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.27%) Mendix
9 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 29 (7.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (3.52%) Maximo
3 6 (1.63%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (1.36%) Shopify
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.54%) SAP CX
6 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 111 (30.08%) Azure
2 93 (25.20%) Power Platform
3 64 (17.34%) PowerApps
4 58 (15.72%) Power Automate
5 52 (14.09%) Azure DevOps
5 52 (14.09%) Microsoft 365
6 30 (8.13%) Dynamics 365
7 22 (5.96%) Serverless
8 18 (4.88%) Azure Functions
8 18 (4.88%) Kontent
9 9 (2.44%) AWS
10 8 (2.17%) Firebase
10 8 (2.17%) GitHub
10 8 (2.17%) Google Play
11 6 (1.63%) WhatsApp
12 5 (1.36%) SaaS
13 4 (1.08%) Figma
13 4 (1.08%) PaaS
14 3 (0.81%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (0.81%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.27%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.27%) Internet
1 1 (0.27%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 39 (10.57%) Power BI
3 22 (5.96%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.07%) MySQL
5 14 (3.79%) NoSQL
6 13 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.52%) GIS
7 9 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (2.44%) SQLite
8 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.36%) MS Access
9 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.81%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.81%) MySQL Workbench
10 3 (0.81%) Neo4j
10 3 (0.81%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.54%) Base SAS
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 41 (11.11%) Git
2 37 (10.03%) Visual Studio
3 19 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (4.34%) Jenkins
5 14 (3.79%) NUnit
6 12 (3.25%) JIRA
7 10 (2.71%) Bitbucket
8 8 (2.17%) Selenium
9 6 (1.63%) Android Studio
9 6 (1.63%) JMeter
9 6 (1.63%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.36%) Gradle
10 5 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.36%) SonarQube
10 5 (1.36%) Xcode
11 4 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.81%) Crashlytics
12 3 (0.81%) Maven
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 85 (23.04%) Social Skills
2 43 (11.65%) Finance
3 30 (8.13%) Fire and Rescue
4 22 (5.96%) Marketing
5 19 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (4.07%) Public Sector
7 11 (2.98%) Retail
8 9 (2.44%) Law
9 7 (1.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 6 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.63%) Police
11 4 (1.08%) Organisational Skills
12 3 (0.81%) Automotive
12 3 (0.81%) Aviation
12 3 (0.81%) Back Office
12 3 (0.81%) Banking
12 3 (0.81%) Legal
12 3 (0.81%) Welsh Language
13 2 (0.54%) Electronics
14 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (45.53%) .NET
2 67 (18.16%) ASP.NET
3 66 (17.89%) .NET Framework
4 49 (13.28%) HTML
4 49 (13.28%) React
5 41 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 41 (11.11%) RESTful
6 38 (10.30%) REST
7 35 (9.49%) .NET Core
8 33 (8.94%) CSS
9 28 (7.59%) WPF
10 27 (7.32%) Web Services
11 25 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (5.96%) Next.js
13 21 (5.69%) React Native
14 19 (5.15%) SOAP
15 17 (4.61%) XML
16 15 (4.07%) LINQ
16 15 (4.07%) WCF
16 15 (4.07%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.36%) Mobile App
2 23 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (5.96%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (3.79%) Product Ownership
5 13 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.17%) IoT
7 6 (1.63%) EPoS
8 4 (1.08%) Femtech
9 3 (0.81%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.81%) Housing Association
9 3 (0.81%) Low-Code
9 3 (0.81%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.81%) SWIFT Messaging Network
9 3 (0.81%) Team-Oriented Environment
10 2 (0.54%) Legacy Systems
10 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.27%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.27%) Educational Technology
11 1 (0.27%) Kindle
11 1 (0.27%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.21%) Android
2 30 (8.13%) Apple iOS
3 13 (3.52%) Windows
4 11 (2.98%) Linux
5 2 (0.54%) AIX
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (29.00%) Agile
2 91 (24.66%) DevOps
3 62 (16.80%) User Experience
4 58 (15.72%) Scrum
5 51 (13.82%) CRM
6 47 (12.74%) MVC
7 46 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
8 43 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
9 32 (8.67%) Full Stack Development
10 27 (7.32%) E-Commerce
10 27 (7.32%) Software Engineering
10 27 (7.32%) TDD
10 27 (7.32%) Web Development
11 26 (7.05%) Project Delivery
12 23 (6.23%) SDLC
13 22 (5.96%) Computer Science
13 22 (5.96%) Customer-Centricity
13 22 (5.96%) Test Automation
14 21 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (5.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 147 (39.84%) C#
2 109 (29.54%) SQL
3 100 (27.10%) JavaScript
4 53 (14.36%) Java
5 30 (8.13%) TypeScript
6 25 (6.78%) T-SQL
7 19 (5.15%) PHP
8 15 (4.07%) Kotlin
9 13 (3.52%) PL/SQL
10 12 (3.25%) Swift
11 9 (2.44%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.17%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.90%) Python
13 7 (1.90%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.63%) Dart
14 6 (1.63%) VB
14 6 (1.63%) VBA
15 4 (1.08%) C
15 4 (1.08%) XPath
16 3 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (11.38%) Degree
2 22 (5.96%) SC Cleared
2 22 (5.96%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (4.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.27%) Azure Certification
8 1 (0.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.07%) QA
2 4 (1.08%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.36%) Progress Chef
1 5 (1.36%) SELinux
2 3 (0.81%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 137 (37.13%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.50%) Oracle
3 21 (5.69%) Apple
4 18 (4.88%) Optimizely
4 18 (4.88%) Sitecore
5 15 (4.07%) IBM
6 13 (3.52%) Google
7 7 (1.90%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.63%) F5
8 6 (1.63%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.08%) SAP
10 3 (0.81%) Zend
11 2 (0.54%) Dell
12 1 (0.27%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.27%) Charles River
12 1 (0.27%) Salesforce