Period
to 18 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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

Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 53426 56761 63484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.59% 29.61% 29.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.94% 30.70% 30.21%
Number of salaries quoted 45847 50984 56865
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +5.26%

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 167288 184870 210158
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134009 154979 174143
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Developer in the UK

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 Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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 0 50229 £47,500 +5.56% 5347
UK excluding London 0 31236 £41,500 +3.75% 3179
London -2 21397 £57,500 - 2377
South East 0 9323 £45,000 +5.88% 739
North of England 0 7472 £40,000 - 951
Midlands 0 4891 £38,500 - 510
North West 0 4402 £40,000 - 524
East of England 0 3718 £45,000 +5.88% 362
South West 0 3432 £40,000 - 403
West Midlands 0 3247 £37,500 - 270
Yorkshire 0 2761 £40,000 - 372
Scotland +1 1775 £42,500 +6.25% 130
East Midlands 0 1655 £40,000 - 238
Wales 0 511 £40,000 +11.11% 57
North East 0 315 £37,500 +1.35% 55
Northern Ireland +3 177 £36,500 +4.29% 27
Isle of Man +3 12 £50,000 -

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 24267 (45.42%) JavaScript
2 23543 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
3 21169 (39.62%) C#
4 20005 (37.44%) .NET
5 19923 (37.29%) HTML
6 18051 (33.79%) CSS
7 16978 (31.78%) SQL
8 15111 (28.28%) SQL Server
9 14789 (27.68%) MVC
10 14714 (27.54%) Java
11 12466 (23.33%) ASP.NET
12 11895 (22.26%) AngularJS
13 11452 (21.44%) TDD
14 11257 (21.07%) Finance
15 8897 (16.65%) jQuery
16 7886 (14.76%) Git (software)
17 7814 (14.63%) HTML5
18 7801 (14.60%) Scrum
19 7679 (14.37%) Web Development
20 7636 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
21 7590 (14.21%) Microsoft
22 7237 (13.55%) OO
23 6711 (12.56%) Degree
24 6585 (12.33%) PHP
25 6456 (12.08%) Web Services
26 5633 (10.54%) Node.js
27 5484 (10.26%) Front End Development
28 5362 (10.04%) MySQL
29 5257 (9.84%) Software Engineering
30 5202 (9.74%) RESTful

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 2146 (4.02%) CMS
2 1292 (2.42%) Apache
3 1211 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 1141 (2.14%) Tomcat
5 1081 (2.02%) SharePoint
6 1067 (2.00%) WordPress
7 892 (1.67%) IIS
8 709 (1.33%) JBoss
9 703 (1.32%) Apache Spark
10 675 (1.26%) Umbraco
11 668 (1.25%) Drupal
12 556 (1.04%) Confluence
13 543 (1.02%) WebSphere
14 446 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
15 351 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
16 335 (0.63%) Apache Solr
17 277 (0.52%) nginx
17 277 (0.52%) WebLogic
18 273 (0.51%) EPiServer
19 246 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 837 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 748 (1.40%) Photoshop
3 423 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
4 356 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 172 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 73 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 61 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 49 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
9 46 (0.086%) InVision
10 39 (0.073%) FileZilla
11 36 (0.067%) InDesign
12 30 (0.056%) InfoPath
13 26 (0.049%) Chatbot
14 25 (0.047%) GIMP
15 15 (0.028%) SPSS
16 11 (0.021%) Fireworks
16 11 (0.021%) Moqups
17 10 (0.019%) HipChat
18 7 (0.013%) Autodesk Inventor
18 7 (0.013%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 689 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 672 (1.26%) Magento
3 191 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 142 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 122 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 76 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
7 73 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 65 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 46 (0.086%) Shopify
10 45 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
11 43 (0.080%) Eloqua
12 41 (0.077%) Markit EDM
12 41 (0.077%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 36 (0.067%) SAP CRM
14 34 (0.064%) Adobe Campaign
15 32 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
16 31 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
17 27 (0.051%) MetaTrader
17 27 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
18 26 (0.049%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3743 (7.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 3640 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1409 (2.64%) SaaS
4 1268 (2.37%) GitHub
5 534 (1.00%) npm
6 307 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 296 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 286 (0.54%) Google Play
9 257 (0.48%) Office 365
10 251 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
11 250 (0.47%) PaaS
12 200 (0.37%) Serverless
13 148 (0.28%) IaaS
14 145 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
15 143 (0.27%) Google Analytics
16 140 (0.26%) Amazon S3
17 114 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
17 114 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
18 111 (0.21%) Force.com
19 91 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1143 (2.14%) Internet
2 858 (1.61%) HTTP
3 311 (0.58%) Intranet
4 199 (0.37%) TCP/IP
5 198 (0.37%) SMS
6 158 (0.30%) Broadband
7 135 (0.25%) DNS
8 124 (0.23%) FTP
9 92 (0.17%) Skype
9 92 (0.17%) Wireless
10 91 (0.17%) SSL
11 84 (0.16%) AMQP
12 81 (0.15%) SMTP
13 67 (0.13%) Hyperconnected
14 62 (0.12%) ATM
14 62 (0.12%) Firewall
15 56 (0.10%) Ethernet
16 54 (0.10%) SSH
17 44 (0.082%) HTTPS
17 44 (0.082%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15111 (28.28%) SQL Server
2 5362 (10.04%) MySQL
3 3752 (7.02%) NoSQL
4 2990 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2827 (5.29%) Relational Database
6 2755 (5.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2467 (4.62%) MongoDB
8 2235 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
9 1819 (3.40%) Big Data
10 1727 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
11 1623 (3.04%) SQL Server 2016
12 1491 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1340 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
14 1291 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
15 1102 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
16 973 (1.82%) Hadoop
17 914 (1.71%) RDBMS
18 877 (1.64%) Power BI
19 860 (1.61%) Redis
20 801 (1.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7886 (14.76%) Git (software)
2 3004 (5.62%) Visual Studio
3 2139 (4.00%) JIRA
4 2136 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2118 (3.96%) Subversion
6 2088 (3.91%) Jenkins
7 1616 (3.02%) Maven
8 1587 (2.97%) NUnit
9 1432 (2.68%) JUnit
10 1393 (2.61%) TeamCity
11 1137 (2.13%) gulp
11 1137 (2.13%) Selenium
12 933 (1.75%) Grunt
13 691 (1.29%) webpack
14 639 (1.20%) Rhino Mocks
15 634 (1.19%) Cucumber
16 621 (1.16%) Moq
17 566 (1.06%) Eclipse
18 545 (1.02%) Jasmine
19 501 (0.94%) Gradle
General
1 11257 (21.07%) Finance
2 4141 (7.75%) Banking
3 3428 (6.42%) Retail
4 2815 (5.27%) Marketing
5 2239 (4.19%) Investment Banking
6 1846 (3.46%) Games
7 1465 (2.74%) Telecoms
8 1372 (2.57%) Front Office
9 1369 (2.56%) Retail Banking
10 1314 (2.46%) Advertising
11 1093 (2.05%) Manufacturing
12 1092 (2.04%) Electronics
13 608 (1.14%) Legal
14 482 (0.90%) Financial Institution
15 448 (0.84%) Publishing
16 433 (0.81%) Back Office
17 325 (0.61%) Automotive
18 285 (0.53%) Law
19 253 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
20 224 (0.42%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20005 (37.44%) .NET
2 19923 (37.29%) HTML
3 18051 (33.79%) CSS
4 12466 (23.33%) ASP.NET
5 11895 (22.26%) AngularJS
6 8897 (16.65%) jQuery
7 7814 (14.63%) HTML5
8 7636 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6456 (12.08%) Web Services
10 5633 (10.54%) Node.js
11 5202 (9.74%) RESTful
12 4862 (9.10%) React
13 4777 (8.94%) CSS3
14 4761 (8.91%) Spring
15 4747 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
16 4678 (8.76%) .NET Framework
17 4368 (8.18%) REST
18 4342 (8.13%) XML
19 4075 (7.63%) WCF
20 3563 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4723 (8.84%) Computer Science
2 3929 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
3 3725 (6.97%) User Experience
4 2764 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2383 (4.46%) Mobile App
6 2040 (3.82%) Fintech
7 1379 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
8 1026 (1.92%) Algorithms
9 945 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 855 (1.60%) Data Structures
11 835 (1.56%) Derivative
12 654 (1.22%) Equities
13 577 (1.08%) iPad
14 555 (1.04%) Hedge funds
15 474 (0.89%) Fixed Income
16 458 (0.86%) Social Media
17 424 (0.79%) Client/Server
18 372 (0.70%) N-Tier
19 366 (0.69%) Management Information System
20 344 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5055 (9.46%) Linux
2 3168 (5.93%) Windows
3 2464 (4.61%) Android
4 2103 (3.94%) Apple iOS
5 1747 (3.27%) Unix
6 320 (0.60%) Windows Server
7 143 (0.27%) Mac OS X
8 139 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 118 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 89 (0.17%) Solaris
11 88 (0.16%) CentOS
12 83 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 79 (0.15%) Debian
14 71 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 61 (0.11%) AIX
16 59 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 45 (0.084%) Windows Phone
18 41 (0.077%) Windows 7
19 37 (0.069%) Windows 10
20 35 (0.066%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23543 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 14789 (27.68%) MVC
3 11452 (21.44%) TDD
4 7801 (14.60%) Scrum
5 7679 (14.37%) Web Development
6 7237 (13.55%) OO
7 5484 (10.26%) Front End Development
8 5257 (9.84%) Software Engineering
9 5095 (9.54%) BDD
10 4871 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
11 4422 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
12 4028 (7.54%) SDLC
13 3822 (7.15%) Unit Testing
14 3507 (6.56%) Test Automation
15 3313 (6.20%) OOP
16 3266 (6.11%) E-Commerce
17 2892 (5.41%) Web Application Development
18 2771 (5.19%) Microservices
19 2735 (5.12%) Mentoring
20 2393 (4.48%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 24267 (45.42%) JavaScript
2 21169 (39.62%) C#
3 16978 (31.78%) SQL
4 14714 (27.54%) Java
5 6585 (12.33%) PHP
6 4859 (9.09%) Python
7 3987 (7.46%) T-SQL
8 3590 (6.72%) C++
9 2455 (4.60%) Ruby
10 1792 (3.35%) VB.NET
11 1569 (2.94%) C
12 1350 (2.53%) Scala
13 1308 (2.45%) PL/SQL
14 1185 (2.22%) TypeScript
15 1026 (1.92%) ES6
16 865 (1.62%) Objective-C
17 834 (1.56%) VB
18 662 (1.24%) Apple Swift
19 619 (1.16%) Perl
20 614 (1.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6711 (12.56%) Degree
2 2221 (4.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 706 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 465 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 398 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 318 (0.60%) PhD
7 214 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
8 178 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 102 (0.19%) MCSD
10 87 (0.16%) MCP
11 63 (0.12%) MCAD
12 62 (0.12%) DV Cleared
13 60 (0.11%) MCTS
14 59 (0.11%) MCPD
15 56 (0.10%) HND
16 48 (0.090%) Sun Certification
17 46 (0.086%) ISTQB
18 34 (0.064%) DBS Check
18 34 (0.064%) PMI Certification
19 25 (0.047%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1895 (3.55%) QA
2 329 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 142 (0.27%) SLA
4 85 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 57 (0.11%) MiFID
6 55 (0.10%) WCAG
7 44 (0.082%) GCP
8 37 (0.069%) SEPA
9 34 (0.064%) ISO 9001
10 31 (0.058%) WAI
11 20 (0.037%) PMO
12 19 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 18 (0.034%) EMIR
14 16 (0.030%) Basel III
15 15 (0.028%) IFRS
16 14 (0.026%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 13 (0.024%) IFRS 9
18 10 (0.019%) GDPR
19 9 (0.017%) Dodd-Frank
19 9 (0.017%) GAMP
System Software
1 1835 (3.43%) Docker
2 162 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 86 (0.16%) HDFS
4 68 (0.13%) Firmware
4 68 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 45 (0.084%) Apache Flume
6 38 (0.071%) Varnish
7 35 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.047%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 17 (0.032%) Hyper-V
10 15 (0.028%) VirtualBox
11 11 (0.021%) Dovecot
11 11 (0.021%) vSphere
12 8 (0.015%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.015%) Samba
12 8 (0.015%) Squid
13 6 (0.011%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.009%) etcd
14 5 (0.009%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.007%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 540 (1.01%) Puppet
2 524 (0.98%) Ansible
3 346 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 309 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 220 (0.41%) Kibana
6 127 (0.24%) Terraform
7 73 (0.14%) logstash
8 71 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 66 (0.12%) WSUS
10 51 (0.095%) Capistrano
11 50 (0.094%) Salt
12 49 (0.092%) Nagios
13 47 (0.088%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 39 (0.073%) Grafana
14 39 (0.073%) Packer
15 36 (0.067%) Opsview
16 35 (0.066%) Hadoop YARN
17 33 (0.062%) Control-M
18 30 (0.056%) Oozie
19 23 (0.043%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 7590 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 4213 (7.89%) Oracle
3 1438 (2.69%) Google
4 1373 (2.57%) SAP
5 828 (1.55%) Zend
6 673 (1.26%) Tableau
7 660 (1.24%) Adobe
8 627 (1.17%) Sitecore
9 594 (1.11%) Xamarin
10 556 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 550 (1.03%) Facebook
12 504 (0.94%) IBM
13 448 (0.84%) Sybase
14 442 (0.83%) Apple
15 332 (0.62%) Cognos
16 273 (0.51%) hybris
17 256 (0.48%) TIBCO
18 189 (0.35%) Twitter
19 175 (0.33%) Informatica
20 163 (0.31%) MicroStrategy