Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 408 393 354
Rank change year-on-year -15 -39 -17
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Developer 1,269 1,342 1,857
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.79% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.82% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,122 1,142 1,568
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.30% +4.38%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,775 £28,640
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 165,679 163,174 193,910
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.46% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,885 135,060 162,836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,525
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 23 May 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 May 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 -6 1,185 £42,500 - 180
UK excluding London -2 938 £41,500 +3.75% 155
South East +29 319 £45,000 +5.88% 41
London -79 310 £50,000 -9.09% 40
Midlands -26 169 £36,250 +3.57% 29
North of England +46 167 £42,500 +21.43% 26
South West +15 118 £45,000 +20.00% 21
East of England -12 108 £42,500 +6.25% 23
East Midlands -14 96 £34,000 -9.33% 15
North West +21 94 £42,500 +11.84% 10
West Midlands -21 71 £40,000 +17.65% 14
Yorkshire +63 66 £40,000 +23.08% 9
Scotland -75 42 £45,000 - 13
Northern Ireland +9 14 £36,500 -23.16% 1
North East -20 7 £28,980 -17.20% 7
Wales +1 4 £32,500 -7.14% 1

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 578 (45.55%) .NET
2 575 (45.31%) C#
3 569 (44.84%) JavaScript
4 539 (42.47%) SQL
5 427 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
6 411 (32.39%) HTML
7 388 (30.58%) SQL Server
8 377 (29.71%) CSS
9 348 (27.42%) Java
10 305 (24.03%) ASP.NET
11 288 (22.70%) MVC
12 277 (21.83%) Finance
13 265 (20.88%) Microsoft
14 263 (20.72%) AngularJS
15 238 (18.75%) Mobile App
16 216 (17.02%) jQuery
17 194 (15.29%) Web Development
18 193 (15.21%) Android
19 182 (14.34%) Degree
20 176 (13.87%) HTML5
21 170 (13.40%) Software Engineering
22 166 (13.08%) Apple iOS
23 163 (12.84%) .NET Framework
24 161 (12.69%) TDD
25 160 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
26 159 (12.53%) XML
27 154 (12.14%) Git (software)
28 146 (11.51%) ASP.NET MVC
28 146 (11.51%) Windows
28 146 (11.51%) T-SQL

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 57 (4.49%) IIS
2 45 (3.55%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
4 27 (2.13%) CMS
5 25 (1.97%) JBoss
6 20 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
8 17 (1.34%) WildFly
9 16 (1.26%) NServiceBus
10 15 (1.18%) Apache
10 15 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (1.18%) Confluence
11 11 (0.87%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.71%) Alfresco
12 9 (0.71%) Joomla!
13 8 (0.63%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.55%) nginx
14 7 (0.55%) WordPress
15 5 (0.39%) GeoServer
Applications
1 21 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 21 (1.65%) Photoshop
2 17 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.02%) GIMP
4 2 (0.16%) Maya
5 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.079%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.079%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (1.81%) Oracle Applications
2 20 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (1.42%) Oracle ERP
4 15 (1.18%) Elite 3E
4 15 (1.18%) Workfront
5 13 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.95%) Payment Gateway
7 10 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
7 10 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (0.79%) Oracle Payroll
8 9 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.24%) Magento
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
12 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
12 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
13 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 115 (9.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (4.89%) SaaS
3 58 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (3.47%) GitHub
5 29 (2.29%) npm
6 18 (1.42%) Yarn
7 11 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.79%) Google Play
8 10 (0.79%) iTunes
8 10 (0.79%) Office 365
9 9 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (0.71%) PaaS
9 9 (0.71%) Serverless
10 8 (0.63%) Bluemix
10 8 (0.63%) Firebase
10 8 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
11 7 (0.55%) IaaS
12 6 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 5 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.36%) Wireless
2 24 (1.89%) Internet
3 13 (1.02%) HTTP
4 10 (0.79%) Intranet
5 7 (0.55%) Skype
6 6 (0.47%) Multicast
7 4 (0.32%) Extranet
8 3 (0.24%) SMS
8 3 (0.24%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.16%) ATM
9 2 (0.16%) Broadband
9 2 (0.16%) FTP
9 2 (0.16%) SSH
10 1 (0.079%) AMQP
10 1 (0.079%) SSL
10 1 (0.079%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (30.58%) SQL Server
2 95 (7.49%) MySQL
3 60 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (4.65%) Big Data
5 44 (3.47%) Relational Database
6 43 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 37 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 35 (2.76%) NoSQL
9 28 (2.21%) MongoDB
9 28 (2.21%) SSDT
10 26 (2.05%) Oracle Database
11 24 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
12 20 (1.58%) SQLite
13 17 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
15 15 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (1.02%) RDBMS
16 13 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.87%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 154 (12.14%) Git (software)
2 84 (6.62%) Visual Studio
3 78 (6.15%) JIRA
4 76 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 59 (4.65%) JUnit
6 56 (4.41%) Subversion
7 50 (3.94%) Android Studio
8 48 (3.78%) Xcode
9 46 (3.62%) Maven
10 41 (3.23%) gulp
11 39 (3.07%) Gradle
12 37 (2.92%) Bitbucket
13 36 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
14 33 (2.60%) Jenkins
14 33 (2.60%) webpack
15 32 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 32 (2.52%) Mockito
16 29 (2.29%) Calabash
16 29 (2.29%) fastlane
16 29 (2.29%) Selenium
General
1 277 (21.83%) Finance
2 77 (6.07%) Banking
3 45 (3.55%) Retail
4 41 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 41 (3.23%) Marketing
5 34 (2.68%) Financial Institution
6 32 (2.52%) Electronics
7 25 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.81%) Advertising
9 22 (1.73%) Games
10 16 (1.26%) Front Office
10 16 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.18%) Legal
12 11 (0.87%) Publishing
13 8 (0.63%) Law
14 6 (0.47%) Billing
14 6 (0.47%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.24%) Automotive
15 3 (0.24%) Back Office
16 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 578 (45.55%) .NET
2 411 (32.39%) HTML
3 377 (29.71%) CSS
4 305 (24.03%) ASP.NET
5 263 (20.72%) AngularJS
6 216 (17.02%) jQuery
7 176 (13.87%) HTML5
8 163 (12.84%) .NET Framework
9 159 (12.53%) XML
10 146 (11.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 142 (11.19%) REST
12 135 (10.64%) Web Services
13 106 (8.35%) React
14 100 (7.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 94 (7.41%) RESTful
16 91 (7.17%) Node.js
16 91 (7.17%) WCF
17 85 (6.70%) Entity Framework
18 76 (5.99%) WPF
19 74 (5.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 238 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 144 (11.35%) User Experience
3 109 (8.59%) Computer Science
4 66 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
5 54 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
6 41 (3.23%) Fintech
7 34 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (2.29%) Management Information System
9 26 (2.05%) Algorithms
10 14 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
11 13 (1.02%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.95%) NHS
13 11 (0.87%) e-Learning
13 11 (0.87%) RIA
14 10 (0.79%) Derivative
15 9 (0.71%) Data Centre
15 9 (0.71%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.71%) Hedge funds
15 9 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 193 (15.21%) Android
2 166 (13.08%) Apple iOS
3 146 (11.51%) Windows
4 101 (7.96%) Linux
5 41 (3.23%) Unix
6 34 (2.68%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.02%) CentOS
7 13 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.079%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.079%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.079%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (22.70%) MVC
3 194 (15.29%) Web Development
4 170 (13.40%) Software Engineering
5 161 (12.69%) TDD
6 160 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
7 131 (10.32%) Android Development
8 124 (9.77%) iOS Development
9 114 (8.98%) Test Automation
10 106 (8.35%) Unit Testing
11 103 (8.12%) OO
12 102 (8.04%) Scrum
13 94 (7.41%) Mobile Development
14 87 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
15 85 (6.70%) CRM
15 85 (6.70%) SDLC
16 76 (5.99%) BDD
17 74 (5.83%) Mentoring
18 71 (5.59%) OOP
19 70 (5.52%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 575 (45.31%) C#
2 569 (44.84%) JavaScript
3 539 (42.47%) SQL
4 348 (27.42%) Java
5 146 (11.51%) T-SQL
6 141 (11.11%) PHP
7 123 (9.69%) VB.NET
8 84 (6.62%) C++
9 73 (5.75%) Objective-C
10 67 (5.28%) Apple Swift
11 66 (5.20%) Python
12 58 (4.57%) PL/SQL
13 50 (3.94%) C
14 45 (3.55%) VBA
15 36 (2.84%) Ruby
16 35 (2.76%) ES6
17 30 (2.36%) TypeScript
18 27 (2.13%) PowerShell
19 22 (1.73%) VB
19 22 (1.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 182 (14.34%) Degree
2 66 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (3.55%) MCP
4 43 (3.39%) MCPD
5 42 (3.31%) Security Cleared
6 31 (2.44%) SC Cleared
7 26 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (1.18%) MCSA
8 15 (1.18%) MCSE
9 11 (0.87%) CISSP
10 10 (0.79%) CSSLP
10 10 (0.79%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.32%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.32%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.24%) CEH
12 3 (0.24%) PhD
13 2 (0.16%) CISMP
13 2 (0.16%) GIAC
13 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
14 1 (0.079%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.29%) QA
2 12 (0.95%) SLA
3 10 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.47%) PMO
5 4 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.32%) GCP
6 3 (0.24%) HL7
6 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.16%) GDPR
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (2.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.18%) Docker
3 7 (0.55%) LXC
4 3 (0.24%) Samba
Systems Management
1 30 (2.36%) HockeyApp
2 11 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.55%) Puppet
4 5 (0.39%) HP Fortify
5 4 (0.32%) SCCM
6 1 (0.079%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.079%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.079%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.079%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 265 (20.88%) Microsoft
2 138 (10.87%) Oracle
3 37 (2.92%) Google
4 35 (2.76%) Xamarin
5 29 (2.29%) Apple
5 29 (2.29%) Atlassian
6 24 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 24 (1.89%) SAP
7 23 (1.81%) Adobe
8 16 (1.26%) Intapp
9 15 (1.18%) Reuters
10 12 (0.95%) Sitecore
11 11 (0.87%) Capita
11 11 (0.87%) DevExpress
12 10 (0.79%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.71%) BMC
13 9 (0.71%) Embarcadero
13 9 (0.71%) IBM
13 9 (0.71%) Telerik
14 7 (0.55%) iManage