Period
to 11 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 54669 54947 63035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.43% 29.72% 29.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.72% 30.80% 30.28%
Number of salaries quoted 47221 49279 57085
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 172366 178387 208142
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 138673 148960 173610
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 11 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Developer in the UK

Developer
Top 18 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 11 December 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 51496 £47,500 +5.56% 4170
UK excluding London 0 32520 £42,500 +6.25% 2522
London -2 21338 £57,500 - 1800
South East 0 9998 £45,000 +5.88% 652
North of England 0 7773 £40,000 - 809
Midlands 0 4951 £37,500 -6.25% 375
North West 0 4464 £40,000 - 435
East of England 0 3858 £45,000 +5.88% 272
South West 0 3549 £40,000 - 250
West Midlands 0 3121 £37,500 - 196
Yorkshire 0 2868 £40,000 - 324
East Midlands 0 1837 £38,000 -5.00% 174
Scotland 0 1719 £42,500 +6.25% 116
Wales 0 537 £37,500 +2.74% 39
North East 0 449 £36,500 -2.67% 50
Northern Ireland +3 186 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Isle of Man -5 11 £50,000 +8.11%
Channel Islands 0 1 £60,000 +50.00%

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 24577 (44.96%) JavaScript
2 24266 (44.39%) Agile Software Development
3 21727 (39.74%) C#
4 20326 (37.18%) .NET
5 19732 (36.09%) HTML
6 17809 (32.58%) CSS
7 17219 (31.50%) SQL
8 15351 (28.08%) MVC
9 15236 (27.87%) SQL Server
10 14893 (27.24%) Java
11 12676 (23.19%) ASP.NET
12 12042 (22.03%) AngularJS
13 11712 (21.42%) TDD
14 10762 (19.69%) Finance
15 8855 (16.20%) jQuery
16 7901 (14.45%) Git (software)
17 7848 (14.36%) Scrum
18 7824 (14.31%) ASP.NET MVC
19 7814 (14.29%) HTML5
20 7791 (14.25%) Web Development
21 7581 (13.87%) Microsoft
22 7166 (13.11%) OO
23 7046 (12.89%) PHP
24 6619 (12.11%) Degree
25 6227 (11.39%) Web Services
26 5972 (10.92%) Node.js
27 5704 (10.43%) RESTful
28 5557 (10.16%) Software Engineering
29 5535 (10.12%) Front End Development
30 5523 (10.10%) MySQL

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 2069 (3.78%) CMS
2 1271 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
3 1266 (2.32%) Apache
4 1222 (2.24%) SharePoint
5 1068 (1.95%) WordPress
6 1046 (1.91%) Tomcat
7 900 (1.65%) IIS
8 683 (1.25%) Umbraco
9 676 (1.24%) JBoss
10 673 (1.23%) Apache Spark
11 619 (1.13%) Drupal
12 540 (0.99%) Confluence
13 431 (0.79%) WebSphere
14 356 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
15 347 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
16 321 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
17 293 (0.54%) nginx
18 280 (0.51%) Apache Solr
19 258 (0.47%) EPiServer
20 239 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 780 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 693 (1.27%) Photoshop
3 395 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 334 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 170 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 77 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 47 (0.086%) Chatbot
8 46 (0.084%) MS Visio
9 44 (0.080%) InfoPath
10 38 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
11 34 (0.062%) InDesign
12 31 (0.057%) InVision
13 24 (0.044%) GIMP
14 23 (0.042%) SPSS
15 20 (0.037%) FileZilla
16 12 (0.022%) HipChat
17 9 (0.016%) Moqups
18 8 (0.015%) 3ds Max
18 8 (0.015%) Fireworks
18 8 (0.015%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 730 (1.34%) Magento
2 719 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 259 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 190 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 142 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
6 101 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
7 63 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 54 (0.099%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 53 (0.097%) Shopify
10 44 (0.080%) NetSuite
10 44 (0.080%) SAP CRM
11 42 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
12 36 (0.066%) Adobe Campaign
13 31 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 30 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
15 29 (0.053%) Markit EDM
16 26 (0.048%) Oracle ERP
17 24 (0.044%) MetaTrader
18 23 (0.042%) Cognos TM1
18 23 (0.042%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 3969 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3906 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1469 (2.69%) SaaS
4 1338 (2.45%) GitHub
5 571 (1.04%) npm
6 378 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 341 (0.62%) Office 365
8 329 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 318 (0.58%) Google Play
10 232 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
11 222 (0.41%) PaaS
12 203 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
13 202 (0.37%) Serverless
14 167 (0.31%) Amazon S3
15 138 (0.25%) IaaS
16 134 (0.25%) Heroku
17 123 (0.22%) Google Analytics
18 115 (0.21%) Slack
19 106 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
20 104 (0.19%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1264 (2.31%) Internet
2 759 (1.39%) HTTP
3 297 (0.54%) Intranet
4 287 (0.52%) SMS
5 202 (0.37%) Broadband
6 199 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 124 (0.23%) Wireless
8 104 (0.19%) DNS
8 104 (0.19%) Hyperconnected
9 96 (0.18%) AMQP
9 96 (0.18%) SSL
10 91 (0.17%) FTP
11 80 (0.15%) Skype
12 62 (0.11%) Firewall
13 61 (0.11%) ATM
14 58 (0.11%) SMTP
15 56 (0.10%) HTTPS
16 54 (0.099%) Ethernet
17 50 (0.091%) SSH
18 49 (0.090%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15236 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 5523 (10.10%) MySQL
3 3883 (7.10%) NoSQL
4 2910 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2777 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2592 (4.74%) Relational Database
7 2404 (4.40%) MongoDB
8 2188 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
9 2068 (3.78%) SQL Server 2016
10 1837 (3.36%) Big Data
11 1828 (3.34%) SQL Server 2014
12 1505 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1448 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
14 1098 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
15 968 (1.77%) Hadoop
16 956 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
17 848 (1.55%) Power BI
18 824 (1.51%) Redis
19 794 (1.45%) RDBMS
20 783 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7901 (14.45%) Git (software)
2 2979 (5.45%) Visual Studio
3 2083 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 2050 (3.75%) Subversion
5 2027 (3.71%) Jenkins
6 1986 (3.63%) JIRA
7 1565 (2.86%) NUnit
8 1469 (2.69%) Maven
9 1362 (2.49%) JUnit
10 1268 (2.32%) TeamCity
11 1134 (2.07%) gulp
12 1112 (2.03%) Selenium
13 890 (1.63%) Grunt
14 770 (1.41%) webpack
15 711 (1.30%) Rhino Mocks
16 684 (1.25%) Moq
17 669 (1.22%) Cucumber
18 566 (1.04%) Bitbucket
19 546 (1.00%) Eclipse
20 537 (0.98%) Jasmine
General
1 10762 (19.69%) Finance
2 3855 (7.05%) Banking
3 2601 (4.76%) Retail
4 2558 (4.68%) Marketing
5 2060 (3.77%) Games
6 1924 (3.52%) Investment Banking
7 1897 (3.47%) Advertising
8 1359 (2.49%) Telecoms
9 1301 (2.38%) Front Office
10 1178 (2.15%) Retail Banking
11 934 (1.71%) Manufacturing
12 908 (1.66%) Electronics
13 478 (0.87%) Legal
14 441 (0.81%) Publishing
15 420 (0.77%) Financial Institution
16 405 (0.74%) Back Office
17 381 (0.70%) Law
18 350 (0.64%) Automotive
19 258 (0.47%) Music Industry
20 230 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20326 (37.18%) .NET
2 19732 (36.09%) HTML
3 17809 (32.58%) CSS
4 12676 (23.19%) ASP.NET
5 12042 (22.03%) AngularJS
6 8855 (16.20%) jQuery
7 7824 (14.31%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7814 (14.29%) HTML5
9 6227 (11.39%) Web Services
10 5972 (10.92%) Node.js
11 5704 (10.43%) RESTful
12 5192 (9.50%) React
13 5096 (9.32%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4915 (8.99%) .NET Framework
15 4867 (8.90%) CSS3
16 4846 (8.86%) Spring
17 4349 (7.96%) WCF
18 4268 (7.81%) REST
19 4006 (7.33%) XML
20 3773 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4657 (8.52%) Computer Science
2 4200 (7.68%) Greenfield Project
3 3631 (6.64%) User Experience
4 2722 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
5 2359 (4.32%) Mobile App
6 2267 (4.15%) Fintech
7 1425 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
8 977 (1.79%) Algorithms
9 855 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 766 (1.40%) Data Structures
11 746 (1.36%) Derivative
12 660 (1.21%) Equities
13 563 (1.03%) Client/Server
14 544 (1.00%) Hedge funds
15 481 (0.88%) Fixed Income
16 459 (0.84%) Social Media
17 436 (0.80%) iPad
18 351 (0.64%) Management Information System
19 335 (0.61%) N-Tier
20 316 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4923 (9.01%) Linux
2 3062 (5.60%) Windows
3 2395 (4.38%) Android
4 2058 (3.76%) Apple iOS
5 1697 (3.10%) Unix
6 281 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 134 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 108 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 99 (0.18%) Mac OS X
10 96 (0.18%) CentOS
11 92 (0.17%) Debian
12 83 (0.15%) AIX
13 82 (0.15%) Solaris
14 73 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 53 (0.097%) Windows 7
16 48 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
17 45 (0.082%) Windows 10
18 43 (0.079%) Windows Phone
19 38 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
20 32 (0.059%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24266 (44.39%) Agile Software Development
2 15351 (28.08%) MVC
3 11712 (21.42%) TDD
4 7848 (14.36%) Scrum
5 7791 (14.25%) Web Development
6 7166 (13.11%) OO
7 5557 (10.16%) Software Engineering
8 5535 (10.12%) Front End Development
9 5495 (10.05%) BDD
10 4779 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
11 4161 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
12 4016 (7.35%) SDLC
13 3896 (7.13%) Unit Testing
14 3615 (6.61%) Test Automation
15 3511 (6.42%) OOP
16 3407 (6.23%) Web Application Development
17 3392 (6.20%) E-Commerce
18 3057 (5.59%) Microservices
19 2703 (4.94%) Mentoring
20 2413 (4.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24577 (44.96%) JavaScript
2 21727 (39.74%) C#
3 17219 (31.50%) SQL
4 14893 (27.24%) Java
5 7046 (12.89%) PHP
6 5027 (9.20%) Python
7 4004 (7.32%) T-SQL
8 3571 (6.53%) C++
9 2778 (5.08%) Ruby
10 1802 (3.30%) VB.NET
11 1587 (2.90%) C
12 1348 (2.47%) Scala
13 1279 (2.34%) TypeScript
14 1194 (2.18%) PL/SQL
15 1007 (1.84%) ES6
16 890 (1.63%) VB
17 835 (1.53%) Objective-C
18 683 (1.25%) Apple Swift
19 623 (1.14%) PowerShell
20 545 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6619 (12.11%) Degree
2 2090 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 673 (1.23%) Security Cleared
4 502 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 382 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 320 (0.59%) PhD
7 198 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
8 176 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 101 (0.18%) MCSD
10 100 (0.18%) MCP
11 86 (0.16%) MCPD
12 65 (0.12%) MCAD
13 59 (0.11%) MCTS
14 51 (0.093%) Oracle Certification
15 50 (0.091%) HND
16 47 (0.086%) DV Cleared
17 44 (0.080%) Sun Certification
18 43 (0.079%) ISTQB
19 42 (0.077%) DBS Check
20 33 (0.060%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2000 (3.66%) QA
2 308 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 132 (0.24%) SLA
4 89 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 69 (0.13%) GCP
6 58 (0.11%) WCAG
7 40 (0.073%) MiFID
8 37 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 33 (0.060%) PMO
10 26 (0.048%) WAI
11 22 (0.040%) GDPR
11 22 (0.040%) SEPA
12 20 (0.037%) ISO 9001
13 19 (0.035%) EMIR
14 16 (0.029%) IFRS
15 14 (0.026%) Basel III
15 14 (0.026%) IFRS 9
16 13 (0.024%) HL7
17 12 (0.022%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 11 (0.020%) GAMP
System Software
1 2121 (3.88%) Docker
2 141 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 98 (0.18%) HDFS
4 65 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (0.090%) Firmware
6 37 (0.068%) Apache Flume
7 31 (0.057%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (0.044%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 20 (0.037%) Varnish
10 19 (0.035%) Hyper-V
11 18 (0.033%) VirtualBox
12 14 (0.026%) vSphere
13 13 (0.024%) Samba
14 10 (0.018%) GridGain
15 9 (0.016%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (0.015%) KVM
16 8 (0.015%) Squid
16 8 (0.015%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.009%) Dovecot
17 5 (0.009%) LXC
Systems Management
1 570 (1.04%) Ansible
2 551 (1.01%) Puppet
3 388 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 384 (0.70%) Kubernetes
5 252 (0.46%) Kibana
6 153 (0.28%) Terraform
7 97 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 91 (0.17%) WSUS
9 67 (0.12%) logstash
10 63 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 53 (0.097%) Capistrano
12 43 (0.079%) Nagios
13 42 (0.077%) Packer
14 41 (0.075%) Salt
15 39 (0.071%) HockeyApp
16 38 (0.070%) Hadoop YARN
17 37 (0.068%) Docker Swarm
18 36 (0.066%) Oozie
19 30 (0.055%) Consul
20 29 (0.053%) Grafana
Vendors
1 7581 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 3934 (7.20%) Oracle
3 1945 (3.56%) Google
4 1269 (2.32%) SAP
5 900 (1.65%) Zend
6 632 (1.16%) Facebook
7 627 (1.15%) Adobe
8 624 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 616 (1.13%) Tableau
10 605 (1.11%) Xamarin
11 529 (0.97%) Sitecore
12 486 (0.89%) Apple
13 454 (0.83%) IBM
14 426 (0.78%) Twitter
15 372 (0.68%) Sybase
16 313 (0.57%) Cognos
17 254 (0.46%) hybris
18 233 (0.43%) TIBCO
19 216 (0.40%) Capita
20 197 (0.36%) Atlassian