Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 376 418 348
Rank change year-on-year +42 -70 -34
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Developer 1,372 1,264 1,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.72% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.74% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,222 1,053 1,644
UK median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 165,167 169,750 201,213
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.48% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 134,266 141,304 168,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,673
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 +50 1,291 £42,500 -1.16% 217
UK excluding London +24 954 £40,000 - 181
London +18 408 £52,000 -5.45% 49
South East +16 297 £42,500 - 45
North of England +49 197 £37,500 - 50
Midlands +38 196 £35,000 -6.67% 37
South West +65 113 £40,000 +6.67% 15
North West +5 99 £40,000 +6.67% 24
West Midlands +10 98 £35,000 - 20
East Midlands +33 97 £35,000 -16.67% 17
Yorkshire +52 88 £34,908 -6.91% 18
East of England -20 87 £47,500 +26.67% 21
Scotland -59 55 £45,000 - 6
North East -4 13 £35,000 +37.25% 8
Northern Ireland -4 13 £40,000 +45.45% 5
Wales +3 2 £32,500 -13.33% 3

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 674 (49.13%) C#
2 648 (47.23%) JavaScript
3 623 (45.41%) .NET
4 556 (40.52%) SQL
5 530 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
6 518 (37.76%) HTML
7 440 (32.07%) CSS
8 420 (30.61%) SQL Server
9 387 (28.21%) MVC
10 361 (26.31%) ASP.NET
11 326 (23.76%) AngularJS
12 322 (23.47%) Java
13 304 (22.16%) Microsoft
14 263 (19.17%) jQuery
15 257 (18.73%) Finance
16 255 (18.59%) HTML5
17 229 (16.69%) Android
18 225 (16.40%) Mobile App
19 214 (15.60%) Web Development
20 205 (14.94%) Apple iOS
21 202 (14.72%) Degree
22 199 (14.50%) XML
23 194 (14.14%) REST
24 191 (13.92%) Software Engineering
25 190 (13.85%) .NET Framework
26 185 (13.48%) Web Services
27 179 (13.05%) Git (software)
28 165 (12.03%) PHP
29 164 (11.95%) Android Development
30 161 (11.73%) Scrum

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 59 (4.30%) IIS
2 56 (4.08%) NServiceBus
3 47 (3.43%) SharePoint
4 46 (3.35%) CMS
5 32 (2.33%) Sitefinity
6 22 (1.60%) Umbraco
7 16 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (1.02%) Apache
8 14 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.87%) OpenEdge
9 12 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.80%) nginx
11 10 (0.73%) Confluence
12 9 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (0.66%) WordPress
13 8 (0.58%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.51%) JBoss
15 5 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.15%) GIMP
5 2 (0.15%) Maya
6 1 (0.073%) EPLAN
6 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.073%) Moqups
6 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.44%) Magento
5 5 (0.36%) Maximo
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.15%) Actimize
8 2 (0.15%) OpenText MBPM
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.073%) Temenos Globus
9 1 (0.073%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.073%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 98 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (5.47%) SaaS
3 68 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (2.33%) GitHub
4 32 (2.33%) npm
5 19 (1.38%) Google Play
6 14 (1.02%) Office 365
7 13 (0.95%) Heroku
8 12 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (0.87%) Serverless
9 10 (0.73%) Firebase
9 10 (0.73%) Yarn
10 8 (0.58%) Bluemix
10 8 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
11 7 (0.51%) IaaS
12 6 (0.44%) PaaS
13 5 (0.36%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 5 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.75%) Wireless
2 17 (1.24%) Intranet
3 14 (1.02%) AMQP
3 14 (1.02%) HTTP
4 10 (0.73%) ATM
4 10 (0.73%) Internet
5 9 (0.66%) Skype
6 8 (0.58%) WinSCP
7 5 (0.36%) SSH
7 5 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.29%) Broadband
8 4 (0.29%) Extranet
9 3 (0.22%) SMS
9 3 (0.22%) VoIP
10 2 (0.15%) SSL
11 1 (0.073%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.073%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.073%) Network Security
11 1 (0.073%) RFID
11 1 (0.073%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 118 (8.60%) MySQL
3 61 (4.45%) Big Data
4 55 (4.01%) Relational Database
5 53 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (3.72%) NoSQL
7 37 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 36 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (1.90%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.38%) Oracle Database
12 18 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.09%) SQLite
14 12 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.80%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.80%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
16 10 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
16 10 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 179 (13.05%) Git (software)
2 115 (8.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 93 (6.78%) Visual Studio
4 64 (4.66%) Android Studio
5 53 (3.86%) Xcode
6 51 (3.72%) gulp
7 46 (3.35%) JIRA
8 45 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 40 (2.92%) JUnit
10 39 (2.84%) Subversion
11 38 (2.77%) webpack
12 36 (2.62%) Bitbucket
13 35 (2.55%) Selenium
14 28 (2.04%) NUnit
15 27 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 27 (1.97%) Gradle
16 25 (1.82%) Mocha
17 24 (1.75%) Calabash
17 24 (1.75%) Mockito
18 23 (1.68%) Jasmine
General
1 257 (18.73%) Finance
2 72 (5.25%) Banking
3 51 (3.72%) Retail
4 47 (3.43%) Advertising
5 46 (3.35%) Telecoms
6 42 (3.06%) Marketing
7 41 (2.99%) Electronics
8 25 (1.82%) Front Office
8 25 (1.82%) Law
9 24 (1.75%) Investment Banking
9 24 (1.75%) Publishing
10 21 (1.53%) Legal
11 20 (1.46%) Games
12 19 (1.38%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.87%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.80%) Military
15 10 (0.73%) Billing
16 8 (0.58%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.51%) Automotive
18 6 (0.44%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 623 (45.41%) .NET
2 518 (37.76%) HTML
3 440 (32.07%) CSS
4 361 (26.31%) ASP.NET
5 326 (23.76%) AngularJS
6 263 (19.17%) jQuery
7 255 (18.59%) HTML5
8 199 (14.50%) XML
9 194 (14.14%) REST
10 190 (13.85%) .NET Framework
11 185 (13.48%) Web Services
12 143 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 139 (10.13%) Node.js
14 135 (9.84%) Entity Framework
15 127 (9.26%) CSS3
16 126 (9.18%) SOAP
17 121 (8.82%) JSON
18 110 (8.02%) Ajax
19 107 (7.80%) React
20 105 (7.65%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 225 (16.40%) Mobile App
2 150 (10.93%) User Experience
3 103 (7.51%) Computer Science
4 86 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
5 76 (5.54%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (2.11%) Fintech
8 26 (1.90%) Derivative
9 23 (1.68%) Equities
9 23 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.60%) Algorithms
11 19 (1.38%) Virtual Team
12 18 (1.31%) e-Learning
12 18 (1.31%) Fixed Income
13 14 (1.02%) Graphic Design
14 12 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.87%) Social Media
15 11 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
15 11 (0.80%) iPad
16 10 (0.73%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 229 (16.69%) Android
2 205 (14.94%) Apple iOS
3 108 (7.87%) Linux
4 89 (6.49%) Windows
5 30 (2.19%) Unix
6 16 (1.17%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.58%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.36%) CentOS
10 4 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.073%) Debian
13 1 (0.073%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.073%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (28.21%) MVC
3 214 (15.60%) Web Development
4 191 (13.92%) Software Engineering
5 164 (11.95%) Android Development
6 161 (11.73%) Scrum
7 160 (11.66%) iOS Development
8 156 (11.37%) TDD
9 146 (10.64%) OO
10 124 (9.04%) Unit Testing
11 106 (7.73%) Test Automation
12 100 (7.29%) OOP
13 98 (7.14%) SOLID
14 88 (6.41%) CRM
15 75 (5.47%) Mobile Development
16 74 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
17 71 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
18 69 (5.03%) Microservices
19 66 (4.81%) Mathematics
20 65 (4.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 674 (49.13%) C#
2 648 (47.23%) JavaScript
3 556 (40.52%) SQL
4 322 (23.47%) Java
5 165 (12.03%) PHP
6 119 (8.67%) T-SQL
7 101 (7.36%) Objective-C
8 96 (7.00%) Python
9 91 (6.63%) Apple Swift
10 66 (4.81%) C++
11 56 (4.08%) C
12 49 (3.57%) TypeScript
12 49 (3.57%) VB.NET
13 48 (3.50%) Ruby
14 42 (3.06%) PL/SQL
15 31 (2.26%) Bash Shell
15 31 (2.26%) ES6
16 23 (1.68%) PowerShell
17 20 (1.46%) VB
18 17 (1.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 202 (14.72%) Degree
2 56 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (3.72%) MCPD
4 49 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 43 (3.13%) MCP
6 40 (2.92%) SC Cleared
7 39 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (1.17%) DBS Check
9 10 (0.73%) HND
9 10 (0.73%) PhD
10 5 (0.36%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.15%) MCSA
11 2 (0.15%) MCSE
12 1 (0.073%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.073%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.073%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.073%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.073%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.19%) SLA
2 28 (2.04%) QA
3 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.29%) ISO 9000
4 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.15%) SEPA
6 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.073%) PMO
6 1 (0.073%) TickIT
System Software
1 37 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.46%) Docker
3 4 (0.29%) Samba
4 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.15%) LXC
6 1 (0.073%) NFS
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (1.82%) HockeyApp
2 7 (0.51%) Nagios
3 5 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.29%) Ansible
5 2 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.073%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.073%) Consul
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.073%) Packer
6 1 (0.073%) Puppet
6 1 (0.073%) SCCM
6 1 (0.073%) WMI
Vendors
1 304 (22.16%) Microsoft
2 76 (5.54%) Oracle
3 43 (3.13%) Google
4 42 (3.06%) Xamarin
5 25 (1.82%) Apple
6 24 (1.75%) Atlassian
7 21 (1.53%) Sitecore
8 12 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (0.87%) SAP
9 11 (0.80%) Capita
9 11 (0.80%) IBM
10 10 (0.73%) Adobe
10 10 (0.73%) Remedy
10 10 (0.73%) Zend
11 9 (0.66%) BMC
11 9 (0.66%) iManage
11 9 (0.66%) Twitter
12 7 (0.51%) Splunk
13 6 (0.44%) Sencha
14 5 (0.36%) Talend