Period
to 31 March 2020

The median annual salary for an Applications Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 424 519 391
Rank change year-on-year +95 -128 +26
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Developer 791 779 1,405
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.53% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.55% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 724 650 1,304
Median annual salary £45,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,625 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +2.56%

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 112,506 141,990 170,981
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.96% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 90,145 113,365 140,397
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,672 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 2020. 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 +89 709 £45,000 -5.26% 110
UK excluding London +106 571 £43,000 +1.18% 86
South East +95 224 £47,500 +5.56% 33
London +18 196 £60,000 - 29
North of England +93 116 £43,000 +1.18% 21
Midlands +67 106 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Work from Home +72 84 £43,500 -13.00% 13
East Midlands +36 76 £40,000 -5.88% 7
North West +69 64 £44,250 -1.67% 10
South West +16 54 £42,500 +30.77% 10
Yorkshire +36 39 £43,000 +1.18% 9
West Midlands +45 30 £43,000 +13.16% 6
Scotland +47 29 £41,250 -8.33% 5
Northern Ireland +35 27 £52,500 +68.00%
North East +18 13 £41,250 +17.86% 2
East of England +9 12 £60,000 +44.58% 4
Wales -6 4 £55,000 +57.14%

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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.

1 448 (56.64%) C#
2 394 (49.81%) .NET
3 335 (42.35%) JavaScript
4 274 (34.64%) SQL
5 261 (33.00%) Agile Software Development
6 218 (27.56%) ASP.NET
7 192 (24.27%) SQL Server
8 175 (22.12%) MVC
9 164 (20.73%) HTML
10 161 (20.35%) Java
11 154 (19.47%) CSS
12 151 (19.09%) Mobile App
13 150 (18.96%) Azure
14 133 (16.81%) REST
14 133 (16.81%) AngularJS
15 130 (16.43%) Finance
15 130 (16.43%) Android
16 127 (16.06%) Microsoft
17 125 (15.80%) Degree
17 125 (15.80%) jQuery
18 114 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
19 111 (14.03%) Apple iOS
20 92 (11.63%) Git (software)
21 91 (11.50%) Scrum
22 86 (10.87%) TDD
23 85 (10.75%) Mobile Application Development
23 85 (10.75%) React
24 81 (10.24%) T-SQL
25 79 (9.99%) ASP.NET MVC
26 78 (9.86%) XML

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 31 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.78%) IIS
3 19 (2.40%) WebLogic
4 18 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (2.15%) Oracle Service Bus
6 12 (1.52%) EPiServer
7 11 (1.39%) Umbraco
8 8 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.01%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.88%) NServiceBus
10 6 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.63%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.51%) FileNet
12 4 (0.51%) Mendix
13 3 (0.38%) DNN
13 3 (0.38%) JBoss
14 2 (0.25%) Apache
14 2 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
15 1 (0.13%) CMS
15 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.76%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.51%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 26 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (3.16%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (1.26%) HFM
4 10 (1.26%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.51%) OpenText MBPM
5 4 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.51%) StreamServe
6 2 (0.25%) Odoo
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.25%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.25%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 150 (18.96%) Azure
2 54 (6.83%) AWS
3 45 (5.69%) PaaS
4 26 (3.29%) SaaS
5 21 (2.65%) GCP
6 18 (2.28%) IaaS
7 16 (2.02%) Power Platform
8 13 (1.64%) Google Play
8 13 (1.64%) Serverless
9 10 (1.26%) GitHub
9 10 (1.26%) PowerApps
10 9 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (1.14%) Veeva
11 8 (1.01%) Office 365
12 6 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.76%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.63%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.40%) DAB
2 10 (1.26%) Network Security
3 9 (1.14%) HTTP
3 9 (1.14%) Internet
3 9 (1.14%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.88%) SSL
5 6 (0.76%) DNS
6 5 (0.63%) Multicast
7 4 (0.51%) LAN
7 4 (0.51%) WAN
8 2 (0.25%) CDMA
8 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.13%) CTI
9 1 (0.13%) Intranet
9 1 (0.13%) Skype
9 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (24.27%) SQL Server
2 67 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (3.79%) MySQL
5 21 (2.65%) SQL Server 2016
6 20 (2.53%) Oracle ODI
7 18 (2.28%) Relational Database
8 16 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (1.64%) MS Access
10 13 (1.64%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.52%) Power BI
11 12 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.39%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.39%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 92 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 51 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 30 (3.79%) Xcode
4 29 (3.67%) JIRA
5 27 (3.41%) Android Studio
5 27 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 22 (2.78%) Selenium
8 21 (2.65%) SoapUI
9 18 (2.28%) Bitbucket
10 14 (1.77%) Subversion
11 12 (1.52%) gulp
12 10 (1.26%) Maven
13 9 (1.14%) ReSharper
14 8 (1.01%) git-flow
15 7 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
16 6 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (0.76%) Mockito
16 6 (0.76%) Postman
16 6 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 130 (16.43%) Finance
2 48 (6.07%) Retail
3 43 (5.44%) Law
4 32 (4.05%) Legal
5 22 (2.78%) Banking
6 13 (1.64%) Front Office
7 10 (1.26%) Games
7 10 (1.26%) Publishing
8 8 (1.01%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.88%) Billing
10 6 (0.76%) Automotive
11 5 (0.63%) Electronics
11 5 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.51%) Advertising
12 4 (0.51%) Local Government
12 4 (0.51%) Marketing
13 3 (0.38%) Back Office
13 3 (0.38%) Public Sector
14 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 394 (49.81%) .NET
2 218 (27.56%) ASP.NET
3 164 (20.73%) HTML
4 154 (19.47%) CSS
5 133 (16.81%) AngularJS
5 133 (16.81%) REST
6 125 (15.80%) jQuery
7 85 (10.75%) React
8 79 (9.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 78 (9.86%) XML
10 69 (8.72%) JSON
11 60 (7.59%) .NET Framework
12 59 (7.46%) WPF
13 57 (7.21%) RESTful
14 55 (6.95%) Node.js
14 55 (6.95%) SOAP
15 54 (6.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 53 (6.70%) Web Services
17 52 (6.57%) React Native
18 51 (6.45%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 151 (19.09%) Mobile App
2 67 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (7.59%) User Experience
4 56 (7.08%) Greenfield Project
5 53 (6.70%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.02%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.90%) Management Information System
9 7 (0.88%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.88%) Internet of Things
10 6 (0.76%) Augmented Reality
10 6 (0.76%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.76%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.76%) PKI
10 6 (0.76%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.63%) Derivative
11 5 (0.63%) Equities
11 5 (0.63%) NHS
11 5 (0.63%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.38%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 130 (16.43%) Android
2 111 (14.03%) Apple iOS
3 75 (9.48%) Windows
4 65 (8.22%) Linux
5 25 (3.16%) Unix
6 5 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.38%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.25%) CentOS
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (33.00%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (22.12%) MVC
3 114 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (11.50%) Scrum
5 86 (10.87%) TDD
6 85 (10.75%) Mobile Application Development
7 78 (9.86%) DevOps
8 72 (9.10%) Android Development
9 70 (8.85%) Mobile Development
10 65 (8.22%) iOS Development
11 63 (7.96%) Unit Testing
12 59 (7.46%) CRM
12 59 (7.46%) OO
13 56 (7.08%) Computer Science
14 54 (6.83%) Software Engineering
15 40 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
16 39 (4.93%) Test Automation
17 38 (4.80%) Data Protection
18 37 (4.68%) BDD
18 37 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 448 (56.64%) C#
2 335 (42.35%) JavaScript
3 274 (34.64%) SQL
4 161 (20.35%) Java
5 81 (10.24%) T-SQL
6 65 (8.22%) Objective-C
7 59 (7.46%) Python
8 48 (6.07%) Apple Swift
9 34 (4.30%) PHP
10 29 (3.67%) PL/SQL
10 29 (3.67%) TypeScript
11 28 (3.54%) VB.NET
12 24 (3.03%) C++
12 24 (3.03%) Kotlin
13 20 (2.53%) Ruby
14 19 (2.40%) VBA
15 16 (2.02%) Bash Shell
16 12 (1.52%) C
16 12 (1.52%) VB
17 11 (1.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 125 (15.80%) Degree
2 54 (6.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
3 7 (0.88%) Security Cleared
3 7 (0.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 6 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.38%) HND
7 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.92%) QA
2 4 (0.51%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.51%) SLA
3 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.25%) RMADS
4 1 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (3.79%) Docker
2 3 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 16 (2.02%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.26%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (0.38%) Ansible
3 3 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.38%) Puppet
4 2 (0.25%) SCCM
5 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 127 (16.06%) Microsoft
2 73 (9.23%) Oracle
3 35 (4.42%) Google
4 31 (3.92%) Xamarin
5 20 (2.53%) Apple
6 19 (2.40%) SAP
7 15 (1.90%) Sage
7 15 (1.90%) Tableau
8 14 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.52%) Informatica
11 11 (1.39%) WorldPay
12 10 (1.26%) Hyperion
13 7 (0.88%) HP
14 6 (0.76%) Splunk
15 5 (0.63%) BT
16 4 (0.51%) DevExpress
16 4 (0.51%) Infor
16 4 (0.51%) OpenText
17 3 (0.38%) VMware