Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 377 426 348
Rank change year-on-year +49 -78 -36
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Developer 1,395 1,267 1,915
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.72% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.75% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,241 1,056 1,626
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 £65,625
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 167,793 169,672 200,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,587 141,257 167,368
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
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 23 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 23 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 +40 1,313 £42,500 -1.16% 220
UK excluding London +28 972 £40,000 - 183
London -4 412 £52,000 -5.45% 49
South East +18 301 £42,500 - 47
North of England +40 204 £37,500 - 50
Midlands +22 200 £35,000 -6.67% 37
South West +61 114 £40,000 +6.67% 17
North West +5 101 £40,000 +3.23% 26
West Midlands 0 100 £35,000 - 22
East Midlands +25 99 £35,000 -17.65% 15
Yorkshire +42 91 £35,000 -6.67% 17
East of England -19 89 £47,500 +26.67% 20
Scotland -62 54 £45,000 - 6
North East -11 15 £33,503 +31.38% 7
Northern Ireland -9 14 £40,000 +45.45% 4
Wales -1 2 £32,500 -13.33% 3

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Applications 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 featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 687 (49.25%) C#
2 660 (47.31%) JavaScript
3 632 (45.30%) .NET
4 563 (40.36%) SQL
5 539 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
6 526 (37.71%) HTML
7 449 (32.19%) CSS
8 424 (30.39%) SQL Server
9 391 (28.03%) MVC
10 365 (26.16%) ASP.NET
11 334 (23.94%) AngularJS
12 328 (23.51%) Java
13 308 (22.08%) Microsoft
14 265 (19.00%) jQuery
15 260 (18.64%) Finance
16 258 (18.49%) HTML5
17 234 (16.77%) Android
18 231 (16.56%) Mobile App
19 220 (15.77%) Web Development
20 210 (15.05%) Apple iOS
21 208 (14.91%) Degree
22 204 (14.62%) XML
23 198 (14.19%) REST
24 193 (13.84%) Software Engineering
25 192 (13.76%) .NET Framework
26 188 (13.48%) Web Services
27 181 (12.97%) Git (software)
28 168 (12.04%) Android Development
29 167 (11.97%) PHP
30 164 (11.76%) iOS Development

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 (4.23%) IIS
2 57 (4.09%) NServiceBus
3 47 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 45 (3.23%) CMS
5 32 (2.29%) Sitefinity
6 21 (1.51%) Umbraco
7 17 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (1.00%) Apache
8 14 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.86%) OpenEdge
9 12 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.79%) Confluence
10 11 (0.79%) nginx
11 9 (0.65%) JBoss
11 9 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (0.65%) WordPress
12 8 (0.57%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.57%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.14%) GIMP
5 2 (0.14%) Maya
6 1 (0.072%) EPLAN
6 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.072%) Moqups
6 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.43%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.43%) Magento
5 5 (0.36%) Maximo
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
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
8 2 (0.14%) Actimize
8 2 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.072%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 98 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (5.45%) SaaS
3 70 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (2.37%) npm
5 32 (2.29%) GitHub
6 20 (1.43%) Google Play
7 14 (1.00%) Office 365
8 13 (0.93%) Heroku
9 12 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (0.86%) Serverless
10 11 (0.79%) Yarn
11 10 (0.72%) Firebase
12 8 (0.57%) Bluemix
12 8 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (0.50%) IaaS
14 6 (0.43%) PaaS
15 5 (0.36%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 5 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.72%) Wireless
2 17 (1.22%) Intranet
3 14 (1.00%) AMQP
3 14 (1.00%) HTTP
4 12 (0.86%) Internet
5 11 (0.79%) ATM
6 9 (0.65%) Skype
7 8 (0.57%) WinSCP
8 5 (0.36%) SSH
8 5 (0.36%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.29%) Broadband
9 4 (0.29%) Extranet
10 3 (0.22%) SMS
10 3 (0.22%) VoIP
11 2 (0.14%) SSL
12 1 (0.072%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.072%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.072%) Network Security
12 1 (0.072%) RFID
12 1 (0.072%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (30.39%) SQL Server
2 120 (8.60%) MySQL
3 61 (4.37%) Big Data
4 55 (3.94%) Relational Database
5 53 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (3.73%) NoSQL
7 38 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 33 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (1.94%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.36%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (1.08%) SQLite
13 13 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.79%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.72%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 181 (12.97%) Git (software)
2 115 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 94 (6.74%) Visual Studio
4 65 (4.66%) Android Studio
5 54 (3.87%) Xcode
6 51 (3.66%) gulp
7 47 (3.37%) JIRA
8 45 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 42 (3.01%) JUnit
10 40 (2.87%) Subversion
11 39 (2.80%) webpack
12 36 (2.58%) Bitbucket
12 36 (2.58%) Selenium
13 28 (2.01%) NUnit
14 27 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 27 (1.94%) Gradle
15 26 (1.86%) Mocha
16 25 (1.79%) Mockito
17 24 (1.72%) Calabash
17 24 (1.72%) Jasmine
General
1 260 (18.64%) Finance
2 73 (5.23%) Banking
3 53 (3.80%) Retail
4 47 (3.37%) Advertising
5 46 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 42 (3.01%) Marketing
7 41 (2.94%) Electronics
8 25 (1.79%) Front Office
8 25 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 25 (1.79%) Law
9 24 (1.72%) Publishing
10 21 (1.51%) Legal
11 20 (1.43%) Games
12 19 (1.36%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.86%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.79%) Military
15 10 (0.72%) Billing
16 8 (0.57%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.50%) Automotive
18 6 (0.43%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 632 (45.30%) .NET
2 526 (37.71%) HTML
3 449 (32.19%) CSS
4 365 (26.16%) ASP.NET
5 334 (23.94%) AngularJS
6 265 (19.00%) jQuery
7 258 (18.49%) HTML5
8 204 (14.62%) XML
9 198 (14.19%) REST
10 192 (13.76%) .NET Framework
11 188 (13.48%) Web Services
12 143 (10.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 143 (10.25%) Node.js
13 137 (9.82%) Entity Framework
14 127 (9.10%) CSS3
14 127 (9.10%) SOAP
15 122 (8.75%) JSON
16 110 (7.89%) Ajax
16 110 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
16 110 (7.89%) React
Miscellaneous
1 231 (16.56%) Mobile App
2 152 (10.90%) User Experience
3 107 (7.67%) Computer Science
4 86 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (2.08%) Fintech
8 26 (1.86%) Derivative
9 23 (1.65%) Equities
9 23 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.58%) Algorithms
11 19 (1.36%) Virtual Team
12 18 (1.29%) e-Learning
12 18 (1.29%) Fixed Income
13 14 (1.00%) Graphic Design
14 12 (0.86%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.86%) Social Media
15 11 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
15 11 (0.79%) iPad
16 10 (0.72%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 234 (16.77%) Android
2 210 (15.05%) Apple iOS
3 108 (7.74%) Linux
4 89 (6.38%) Windows
5 30 (2.15%) Unix
6 16 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.57%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.50%) 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 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.072%) Debian
13 1 (0.072%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.072%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (28.03%) MVC
3 220 (15.77%) Web Development
4 193 (13.84%) Software Engineering
5 168 (12.04%) Android Development
6 164 (11.76%) iOS Development
7 163 (11.68%) Scrum
8 160 (11.47%) TDD
9 149 (10.68%) OO
10 127 (9.10%) Unit Testing
11 106 (7.60%) Test Automation
12 102 (7.31%) OOP
13 99 (7.10%) SOLID
14 88 (6.31%) CRM
15 80 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
16 76 (5.45%) Mobile Development
17 71 (5.09%) Continuous Improvement
18 69 (4.95%) Microservices
18 69 (4.95%) SDLC
19 66 (4.73%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 687 (49.25%) C#
2 660 (47.31%) JavaScript
3 563 (40.36%) SQL
4 328 (23.51%) Java
5 167 (11.97%) PHP
6 120 (8.60%) T-SQL
7 102 (7.31%) Objective-C
8 97 (6.95%) Python
9 92 (6.59%) Apple Swift
10 66 (4.73%) C++
11 58 (4.16%) C
12 50 (3.58%) Ruby
12 50 (3.58%) VB.NET
13 49 (3.51%) TypeScript
14 42 (3.01%) PL/SQL
15 32 (2.29%) ES6
16 31 (2.22%) Bash Shell
17 23 (1.65%) PowerShell
18 21 (1.51%) VB
19 17 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 208 (14.91%) Degree
2 56 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (3.66%) MCPD
3 51 (3.66%) Security Cleared
4 43 (3.08%) MCP
5 42 (3.01%) SC Cleared
6 39 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.15%) DBS Check
8 10 (0.72%) HND
8 10 (0.72%) PhD
9 5 (0.36%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.14%) MCSA
10 2 (0.14%) MCSE
11 1 (0.072%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.072%) CISSP
11 1 (0.072%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.072%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.072%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.072%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.072%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.15%) SLA
2 28 (2.01%) 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 (0.14%) SEPA
6 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.072%) PMO
6 1 (0.072%) TickIT
System Software
1 37 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.43%) Docker
3 4 (0.29%) Samba
4 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.14%) LXC
6 1 (0.072%) NFS
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (1.79%) HockeyApp
2 7 (0.50%) Nagios
3 4 (0.29%) Ansible
3 4 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.072%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.072%) Consul
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.072%) Packer
5 1 (0.072%) Puppet
5 1 (0.072%) SCCM
5 1 (0.072%) WMI
Vendors
1 308 (22.08%) Microsoft
2 76 (5.45%) Oracle
3 44 (3.15%) Google
4 41 (2.94%) Xamarin
5 25 (1.79%) Apple
6 24 (1.72%) Atlassian
7 21 (1.51%) Sitecore
8 13 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (0.86%) SAP
10 11 (0.79%) Capita
10 11 (0.79%) IBM
11 10 (0.72%) Adobe
11 10 (0.72%) Remedy
11 10 (0.72%) Zend
12 9 (0.65%) BMC
12 9 (0.65%) iManage
12 9 (0.65%) Twitter
13 8 (0.57%) Intapp
14 7 (0.50%) Splunk
15 6 (0.43%) Sencha