The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

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

Developer
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 27298 29608 31339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.11% 29.70% 28.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.40% 30.79% 30.01%
Number of salaries quoted 23660 26503 27349
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,600 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81728 96163 104440
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.15% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 80920 85598
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the UK

Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Developer in the UK

Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Developer in the UK

Developer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 25573 £45,000 - 4396
London 0 10441 £60,000 +9.09% 1824
South East 0 4433 £42,500 - 692
North West 0 2340 £40,000 +2.56% 439
East of England 0 2020 £42,500 - 328
Yorkshire 0 1772 £40,000 +3.89% 345
West Midlands 0 1727 £38,750 +3.33% 218
South West 0 1684 £40,000 +2.56% 306
City of London 0 1514 £60,000 - 351
Manchester 0 1447 £40,000 - 264
West Yorkshire 0 1059 £41,000 +2.50% 207
Hampshire 0 1040 £40,000 - 145
Scotland +2 984 £42,500 - 133
East Midlands 0 950 £40,000 - 196
Berkshire 0 736 £45,000 - 95
Leeds 0 735 £42,500 +6.25% 147
Surrey -1 674 £47,500 +5.55% 119
Bristol 0 639 £40,000 +1.26% 128
Hertfordshire +2 618 £45,000 - 82
Birmingham 0 614 £41,500 +6.41% 74
Cambridgeshire 0 582 £41,000 -3.52% 133
Glasgow 0 575 £45,000 +5.88% 56
Oxfordshire 0 523 £40,000 -19.19% 110
Cheshire 0 475 £40,000 +14.28% 76
Buckinghamshire 0 449 £43,500 +2.35% 48
Cambridge 0 424 £42,500 - 91
Essex 0 415 £45,000 +5.88% 43
Nottinghamshire 0 385 £40,000 - 81
West Sussex +1 382 £42,500 -5.55% 48
East Sussex 0 363 £42,500 - 70

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2017, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 24411 (46.11%) JavaScript
2 22915 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
3 21377 (40.38%) C#
4 20459 (38.64%) .NET
5 20427 (38.58%) HTML
6 18755 (35.43%) CSS
7 16852 (31.83%) SQL
8 15380 (29.05%) SQL Server
9 14744 (27.85%) MVC
10 14093 (26.62%) Java
11 12964 (24.49%) ASP.NET
12 11810 (22.31%) AngularJS
13 11596 (21.90%) TDD
14 10097 (19.07%) Finance
15 9102 (17.19%) jQuery
16 8089 (15.28%) Web Development
17 8082 (15.27%) HTML5
18 7793 (14.72%) ASP.NET MVC
19 7777 (14.69%) OO
20 7527 (14.22%) Scrum
21 7465 (14.10%) Microsoft
22 7319 (13.82%) Git (software)
23 6864 (12.97%) Degree
24 6744 (12.74%) PHP
25 6278 (11.86%) Web Services
26 5589 (10.56%) MySQL
27 5474 (10.34%) Software Engineering
28 5330 (10.07%) Node.js
29 5128 (9.69%) Front End Development
30 5075 (9.59%) BDD

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 2133 (4.03%) CMS
2 1210 (2.29%) Apache
3 1174 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
4 1099 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 1058 (2.00%) WordPress
6 1030 (1.95%) SharePoint
7 798 (1.51%) IIS
8 746 (1.41%) Drupal
9 735 (1.39%) JBoss
10 675 (1.28%) Umbraco
11 648 (1.22%) Apache Spark
12 603 (1.14%) WebSphere
13 390 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
14 387 (0.73%) Confluence
15 368 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
16 357 (0.67%) WebLogic
17 356 (0.67%) Apache Solr
18 322 (0.61%) nginx
19 285 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 266 (0.50%) EPiServer
Applications
1 769 (1.45%) Photoshop
2 759 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 368 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
4 276 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
5 129 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 108 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 77 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 62 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 60 (0.11%) InVision
10 43 (0.081%) InDesign
11 27 (0.051%) Fireworks
12 26 (0.049%) InfoPath
13 22 (0.042%) Microsoft Project
14 21 (0.040%) GIMP
15 17 (0.032%) Chatbot
16 16 (0.030%) FileZilla
17 14 (0.026%) 3ds Max
17 14 (0.026%) Maya
17 14 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
18 9 (0.017%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 674 (1.27%) Magento
2 593 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 319 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 137 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 105 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 102 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 79 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 69 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 56 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 56 (0.11%) Markit EDM
10 53 (0.10%) SAP BPC
11 47 (0.089%) NetSuite
12 46 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
13 42 (0.079%) Eloqua
14 34 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
15 33 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 33 (0.062%) Shopify
16 29 (0.055%) SAP CRM
17 28 (0.053%) Adobe Campaign
17 28 (0.053%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3047 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3033 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
3 1251 (2.36%) SaaS
4 1080 (2.04%) GitHub
5 276 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 236 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 233 (0.44%) Google Play
8 232 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 226 (0.43%) PaaS
10 207 (0.39%) Office 365
11 193 (0.36%) Google Analytics
12 139 (0.26%) Force.com
13 128 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 111 (0.21%) IaaS
15 108 (0.20%) Heroku
16 106 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 76 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
18 69 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
19 62 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
20 59 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1066 (2.01%) Internet
2 919 (1.74%) HTTP
3 306 (0.58%) Intranet
4 241 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 123 (0.23%) Broadband
6 112 (0.21%) FTP
7 108 (0.20%) Skype
8 105 (0.20%) DNS
9 92 (0.17%) SSL
10 54 (0.10%) LDAP
10 54 (0.10%) SSH
11 48 (0.091%) SMTP
12 42 (0.079%) Firewall
13 41 (0.077%) Wireless
14 40 (0.076%) Ethernet
15 31 (0.059%) Network Security
16 30 (0.057%) AMQP
17 29 (0.055%) Extranet
18 28 (0.053%) Wireshark
19 27 (0.051%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15380 (29.05%) SQL Server
2 5589 (10.56%) MySQL
3 3791 (7.16%) NoSQL
4 3108 (5.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2824 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2627 (4.96%) Relational Database
7 2534 (4.79%) MongoDB
8 2154 (4.07%) SQL Server 2014
9 2067 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
10 1917 (3.62%) Big Data
11 1654 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1484 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
13 1332 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
14 1202 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
15 975 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
16 937 (1.77%) RDBMS
17 926 (1.75%) Hadoop
18 848 (1.60%) Oracle Database
19 812 (1.53%) Redis
20 754 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7319 (13.82%) Git (software)
2 2740 (5.18%) Visual Studio
3 2203 (4.16%) Subversion
4 2165 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2027 (3.83%) Jenkins
6 1751 (3.31%) Maven
7 1714 (3.24%) JIRA
8 1483 (2.80%) NUnit
9 1322 (2.50%) JUnit
10 1151 (2.17%) gulp
11 1135 (2.14%) Selenium
12 1069 (2.02%) TeamCity
13 1018 (1.92%) Grunt
14 645 (1.22%) Jasmine
15 636 (1.20%) Moq
16 635 (1.20%) Rhino Mocks
17 557 (1.05%) Eclipse
18 535 (1.01%) Gradle
19 525 (0.99%) webpack
20 501 (0.95%) Ant
General
1 10097 (19.07%) Finance
2 3515 (6.64%) Banking
3 2321 (4.38%) Marketing
4 2086 (3.94%) Retail
5 1717 (3.24%) Games
6 1309 (2.47%) Investment Banking
7 1266 (2.39%) Telecoms
8 1249 (2.36%) Advertising
9 1039 (1.96%) Front Office
10 704 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 647 (1.22%) Legal
12 587 (1.11%) Electronics
13 454 (0.86%) Publishing
14 433 (0.82%) Financial Institution
15 389 (0.73%) Back Office
16 305 (0.58%) Automotive
17 289 (0.55%) Law
18 182 (0.34%) Music Industry
19 165 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
20 160 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20459 (38.64%) .NET
2 20427 (38.58%) HTML
3 18755 (35.43%) CSS
4 12964 (24.49%) ASP.NET
5 11810 (22.31%) AngularJS
6 9102 (17.19%) jQuery
7 8082 (15.27%) HTML5
8 7793 (14.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6278 (11.86%) Web Services
10 5330 (10.07%) Node.js
11 4999 (9.44%) CSS3
12 4914 (9.28%) .NET Framework
13 4758 (8.99%) XML
14 4542 (8.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 4447 (8.40%) RESTful
16 4430 (8.37%) Spring
17 4301 (8.12%) WCF
18 4138 (7.82%) React
19 4021 (7.60%) REST
20 3285 (6.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4698 (8.87%) Computer Science
2 4035 (7.62%) Greenfield Project
3 3284 (6.20%) User Experience
4 2422 (4.57%) Mobile App
5 2391 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1704 (3.22%) Fintech
7 1362 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
8 1013 (1.91%) Algorithms
9 809 (1.53%) iPad
10 774 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 660 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 655 (1.24%) Hedge funds
13 536 (1.01%) Social Media
14 500 (0.94%) Derivative
15 472 (0.89%) Equities
16 450 (0.85%) Client/Server
17 380 (0.72%) Fixed Income
18 352 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
19 339 (0.64%) Management Information System
20 330 (0.62%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5008 (9.46%) Linux
2 3093 (5.84%) Windows
3 2429 (4.59%) Android
4 2137 (4.04%) Apple iOS
5 1530 (2.89%) Unix
6 334 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 167 (0.32%) Ubuntu
8 144 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 118 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 112 (0.21%) CentOS
11 111 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 98 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 80 (0.15%) Solaris
14 78 (0.15%) Windows Phone
15 71 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 63 (0.12%) Debian
17 48 (0.091%) Embedded Linux
18 39 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
19 37 (0.070%) AIX
20 32 (0.060%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22915 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 14744 (27.85%) MVC
3 11596 (21.90%) TDD
4 8089 (15.28%) Web Development
5 7777 (14.69%) OO
6 7527 (14.22%) Scrum
7 5474 (10.34%) Software Engineering
8 5128 (9.69%) Front End Development
9 5075 (9.59%) BDD
10 4597 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
11 3830 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
12 3730 (7.05%) E-Commerce
13 3587 (6.78%) Unit Testing
14 3583 (6.77%) SDLC
15 3525 (6.66%) OOP
16 3054 (5.77%) Test Automation
17 2649 (5.00%) Web Application Development
18 2571 (4.86%) Mentoring
19 2484 (4.69%) Multithreading
20 2109 (3.98%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24411 (46.11%) JavaScript
2 21377 (40.38%) C#
3 16852 (31.83%) SQL
4 14093 (26.62%) Java
5 6744 (12.74%) PHP
6 4316 (8.15%) Python
7 3969 (7.50%) T-SQL
8 3464 (6.54%) C++
9 2537 (4.79%) Ruby
10 2061 (3.89%) VB.NET
11 1506 (2.84%) Scala
12 1359 (2.57%) PL/SQL
13 1277 (2.41%) C
14 1022 (1.93%) TypeScript
15 948 (1.79%) ES6
16 943 (1.78%) Objective-C
17 837 (1.58%) VB
18 713 (1.35%) Perl
19 693 (1.31%) Apple Swift
20 538 (1.02%) Go
Qualifications
1 6864 (12.97%) Degree
2 2229 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 664 (1.25%) Security Cleared
4 432 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 365 (0.69%) SC Cleared
6 330 (0.62%) PhD
7 263 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
8 168 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 86 (0.16%) DV Cleared
10 81 (0.15%) MCP
11 79 (0.15%) PMI Certification
12 69 (0.13%) MCSD
13 58 (0.11%) HND
14 51 (0.096%) MCTS
15 44 (0.083%) MySQL Certification
16 38 (0.072%) DBS Check
17 36 (0.068%) ISTQB
17 36 (0.068%) Sun Certification
18 32 (0.060%) MCAD
19 25 (0.047%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1540 (2.91%) QA
2 212 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 97 (0.18%) SLA
4 91 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 81 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 70 (0.13%) MiFID
7 37 (0.070%) WCAG
8 31 (0.059%) Basel III
9 25 (0.047%) ISO 14001
10 24 (0.045%) EMIR
11 23 (0.043%) SEPA
11 23 (0.043%) WAI
12 19 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 18 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
13 18 (0.034%) GCP
13 18 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 12 (0.023%) IFRS
15 10 (0.019%) IFRS 9
16 9 (0.017%) HL7
17 8 (0.015%) PMO
System Software
1 1378 (2.60%) Docker
2 102 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (0.19%) Active Directory
4 91 (0.17%) Firmware
5 64 (0.12%) Varnish
6 57 (0.11%) HDFS
7 49 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (0.079%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 32 (0.060%) Hyper-V
10 28 (0.053%) LXC
11 25 (0.047%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (0.034%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.032%) Apache Flume
14 16 (0.030%) etcd
14 16 (0.030%) KVM
15 15 (0.028%) vSphere
16 13 (0.025%) Dovecot
17 12 (0.023%) VirtualBox
18 10 (0.019%) Shibboleth
19 5 (0.009%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 520 (0.98%) Puppet
2 461 (0.87%) Ansible
3 431 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 275 (0.52%) Kibana
5 257 (0.49%) Kubernetes
6 131 (0.25%) Terraform
7 119 (0.22%) logstash
8 86 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 81 (0.15%) Control-M
10 74 (0.14%) WSUS
11 60 (0.11%) Salt
12 53 (0.10%) Grafana
13 37 (0.070%) Packer
14 35 (0.066%) Capistrano
15 29 (0.055%) Graphite
16 26 (0.049%) Mesos
17 25 (0.047%) Nagios
18 23 (0.043%) Consul
19 21 (0.040%) HAProxy
19 21 (0.040%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7465 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 4014 (7.58%) Oracle
3 1388 (2.62%) Google
4 848 (1.60%) Zend
5 845 (1.60%) SAP
6 734 (1.39%) Xamarin
7 703 (1.33%) Adobe
8 702 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 542 (1.02%) Sitecore
10 534 (1.01%) Tableau
11 516 (0.97%) Facebook
12 428 (0.81%) IBM
13 404 (0.76%) Apple
14 329 (0.62%) Sybase
15 279 (0.53%) Twitter
16 224 (0.42%) Cognos
17 215 (0.41%) TIBCO
18 206 (0.39%) Red Hat
19 200 (0.38%) hybris
20 139 (0.26%) VMware
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Training Budget
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
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Salary: £70000 - £115000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
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Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum + Bonus directly from PnL (Up 20% last year)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Excellent Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Bonus + FlexiTime
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
F4P Recruitment Consultancy
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + excllt benefits+parking
Posted: 5 hours ago
North London
Send
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Insurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Cheapside DT
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Training, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum £60000 + DOUBLE BONUS
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 40k
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 7 hours ago