Period
to 24 September 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

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

Application Developer
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 369 332
Rank change year-on-year -33 -37 -18
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Developer 1327 1601 2193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.83% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.86% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1162 1353 1888
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

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.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 167021 185908 212504
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 133911 156207 176083
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Developer.

Salary trend for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Developer over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Developer in the UK

Applications Developer
Top 17 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 24 September 2017. 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
England -35 1201 £42,500 -2.30% 49
UK excluding London -13 923 £40,000 - 41
London -32 374 £55,000 +1.85% 12
Midlands +51 247 £35,000 -6.67% 10
South East -73 215 £45,000 - 8
West Midlands +44 150 £34,000 -2.86% 4
North of England -14 147 £35,000 -4.11% 10
East of England +31 112 £42,500 +13.33% 7
South West +40 110 £40,000 +3.23% 2
East Midlands +20 98 £37,500 -6.25% 6
North West +8 91 £37,500 -1.32% 6
Scotland -18 83 £45,000 -1.10% 3
Yorkshire -12 57 £30,000 -14.29% 4
Wales +1 5 £32,500 -27.78% 1
Northern Ireland -17 5 £32,500 -18.75%
Isle of Man - 3 £62,500 -
North East +7 2 £32,500 -

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, Applications Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 635 (47.85%) JavaScript
2 598 (45.06%) C#
3 570 (42.95%) .NET
4 538 (40.54%) HTML
5 501 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
6 498 (37.53%) CSS
7 451 (33.99%) SQL
8 383 (28.86%) SQL Server
9 378 (28.49%) Java
10 340 (25.62%) MVC
11 333 (25.09%) ASP.NET
12 293 (22.08%) Android
13 288 (21.70%) AngularJS
14 271 (20.42%) Mobile App
15 268 (20.20%) HTML5
16 254 (19.14%) jQuery
17 246 (18.54%) Finance
18 245 (18.46%) Microsoft
19 243 (18.31%) Android Development
20 240 (18.09%) Apple iOS
21 203 (15.30%) TDD
22 198 (14.92%) XML
23 195 (14.69%) iOS Development
24 194 (14.62%) Git (software)
25 188 (14.17%) User Experience
26 183 (13.79%) OO
27 182 (13.72%) Scrum
28 181 (13.64%) REST
29 179 (13.49%) Degree
30 171 (12.89%) Web Services

Applications Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 51 (3.84%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.19%) IIS
3 22 (1.66%) NServiceBus
4 20 (1.51%) Apache
5 19 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.28%) Drupal
7 13 (0.98%) Confluence
8 12 (0.90%) CMS
8 12 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.68%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.60%) OpenEdge
11 8 (0.60%) WordPress
12 7 (0.53%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.53%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.45%) nginx
13 6 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.38%) InVision
3 5 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.23%) Moqups
5 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.075%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 10 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.53%) Maximo
5 5 (0.38%) Magento
5 5 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.15%) Actimize
8 2 (0.15%) OpenText MBPM
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.15%) StreamServe
8 2 (0.15%) Temenos Globus
8 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.075%) Endur
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle SCM
9 1 (0.075%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 117 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (3.39%) GitHub
4 36 (2.71%) SaaS
5 25 (1.88%) Google Play
6 18 (1.36%) npm
7 16 (1.21%) Office 365
8 13 (0.98%) Firebase
9 10 (0.75%) Bluemix
9 10 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
10 9 (0.68%) IaaS
10 9 (0.68%) PaaS
11 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.45%) Heroku
12 5 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.15%) Boomi
14 1 (0.075%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.075%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.56%) HTTP
2 24 (1.81%) Intranet
3 14 (1.06%) MPLS
4 11 (0.83%) DNS
4 11 (0.83%) Skype
5 9 (0.68%) ATM
6 8 (0.60%) Internet
6 8 (0.60%) Wireless
7 7 (0.53%) WinSCP
8 6 (0.45%) SSH
9 5 (0.38%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.38%) VoIP
10 4 (0.30%) AMQP
10 4 (0.30%) X.509
11 2 (0.15%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.15%) Network Security
11 2 (0.15%) SMS
11 2 (0.15%) SSL
11 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.075%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (28.86%) SQL Server
2 94 (7.08%) MySQL
3 75 (5.65%) Relational Database
4 68 (5.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 66 (4.97%) Big Data
6 56 (4.22%) NoSQL
7 54 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 49 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 31 (2.34%) MongoDB
10 30 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (1.96%) Oracle Database
12 26 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
12 26 (1.96%) RDBMS
13 17 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.21%) SSDT
15 15 (1.13%) Hadoop
16 13 (0.98%) SQLite
17 11 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
18 10 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 194 (14.62%) Git (software)
2 129 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 92 (6.93%) Xcode
4 88 (6.63%) Visual Studio
5 85 (6.41%) Android Studio
6 49 (3.69%) TeamCity
7 47 (3.54%) Selenium
8 41 (3.09%) NUnit
9 38 (2.86%) Gradle
10 35 (2.64%) Eclipse
10 35 (2.64%) Subversion
11 33 (2.49%) JIRA
12 31 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
13 29 (2.19%) Jasmine
13 29 (2.19%) Mocha
14 28 (2.11%) Maven
14 28 (2.11%) SpecFlow
15 25 (1.88%) Rhino Mocks
16 20 (1.51%) gulp
17 17 (1.28%) JUnit
General
1 246 (18.54%) Finance
2 58 (4.37%) Retail
3 44 (3.32%) Electronics
4 43 (3.24%) Legal
4 43 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.26%) Marketing
6 28 (2.11%) Banking
6 28 (2.11%) Publishing
7 18 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.28%) Law
9 16 (1.21%) Advertising
9 16 (1.21%) Games
10 14 (1.06%) Military
11 13 (0.98%) Automotive
12 11 (0.83%) Front Office
13 9 (0.68%) Back Office
14 8 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.53%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 570 (42.95%) .NET
2 538 (40.54%) HTML
3 498 (37.53%) CSS
4 333 (25.09%) ASP.NET
5 288 (21.70%) AngularJS
6 268 (20.20%) HTML5
7 254 (19.14%) jQuery
8 198 (14.92%) XML
9 181 (13.64%) REST
10 171 (12.89%) Web Services
11 161 (12.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 143 (10.78%) JSON
13 133 (10.02%) Node.js
14 131 (9.87%) .NET Framework
15 120 (9.04%) CSS3
16 112 (8.44%) Ajax
17 111 (8.36%) WCF
18 101 (7.61%) SOAP
19 93 (7.01%) Entity Framework
19 93 (7.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 271 (20.42%) Mobile App
2 188 (14.17%) User Experience
3 107 (8.06%) Computer Science
4 77 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
6 47 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
7 43 (3.24%) Client/Server
8 40 (3.01%) iPad
9 24 (1.81%) Fintech
10 20 (1.51%) Robotics
11 18 (1.36%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.36%) iPhone
12 16 (1.21%) Algorithms
12 16 (1.21%) Data Centre
13 15 (1.13%) Management Information System
14 14 (1.06%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (0.90%) Social Media
17 11 (0.83%) Driving Licence
17 11 (0.83%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 293 (22.08%) Android
2 240 (18.09%) Apple iOS
3 115 (8.67%) Linux
4 88 (6.63%) Windows
5 35 (2.64%) Unix
6 9 (0.68%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.45%) CentOS
8 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.30%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.23%) OS/400
11 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.075%) AIX
12 1 (0.075%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.075%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.075%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (25.62%) MVC
3 243 (18.31%) Android Development
4 203 (15.30%) TDD
5 195 (14.69%) iOS Development
6 183 (13.79%) OO
7 182 (13.72%) Scrum
8 129 (9.72%) Software Engineering
9 121 (9.12%) Web Development
10 117 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
11 104 (7.84%) Unit Testing
12 101 (7.61%) Test Automation
13 89 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
13 89 (6.71%) SDLC
14 87 (6.56%) SOLID
15 77 (5.80%) SOA
16 76 (5.73%) Mobile Development
17 71 (5.35%) BDD
18 67 (5.05%) OOP
19 57 (4.30%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 635 (47.85%) JavaScript
2 598 (45.06%) C#
3 451 (33.99%) SQL
4 378 (28.49%) Java
5 146 (11.00%) Objective-C
6 130 (9.80%) Python
7 124 (9.34%) PHP
8 118 (8.89%) Apple Swift
9 95 (7.16%) T-SQL
10 88 (6.63%) C++
11 74 (5.58%) C
12 42 (3.17%) PowerShell
12 42 (3.17%) TypeScript
13 39 (2.94%) Bash Shell
14 34 (2.56%) Ruby
15 33 (2.49%) PL/SQL
16 31 (2.34%) VB.NET
16 31 (2.34%) VBA
17 23 (1.73%) ES6
18 22 (1.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 179 (13.49%) Degree
2 77 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 54 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 37 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (2.03%) MCPD
7 21 (1.58%) MCP
8 4 (0.30%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.23%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.075%) MCSA
10 1 (0.075%) MCSE
10 1 (0.075%) PhD
10 1 (0.075%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.17%) QA
2 23 (1.73%) SLA
3 6 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.38%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.23%) MiFID
7 2 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 20 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.13%) Docker
3 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.075%) NFS
4 1 (0.075%) Samba
Systems Management
1 15 (1.13%) Nagios
2 8 (0.60%) HockeyApp
3 7 (0.53%) Ansible
4 4 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.15%) Puppet
6 1 (0.075%) Control-M
6 1 (0.075%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.075%) Packer
6 1 (0.075%) SCCM
6 1 (0.075%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.075%) Terraform
6 1 (0.075%) WMI
Vendors
1 245 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 94 (7.08%) Oracle
3 55 (4.14%) Xamarin
4 40 (3.01%) Google
5 24 (1.81%) SAP
6 17 (1.28%) IBM
6 17 (1.28%) Zend
7 15 (1.13%) Sitecore
8 13 (0.98%) Apple
9 10 (0.75%) iManage
9 10 (0.75%) Progress
10 9 (0.68%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.60%) Cloudera
11 8 (0.60%) Remedy
11 8 (0.60%) Tableau
12 7 (0.53%) DevExpress
12 7 (0.53%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.53%) Splunk
13 6 (0.45%) Adobe
13 6 (0.45%) WSO2