Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 49,660 54,355 56,856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.64% 30.81% 29.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.87% 32.10% 30.76%
Number of salaries quoted 42,964 46,638 51,165
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £30,780 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £40,905 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.57% +2.26% -

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 160,851 169,319 184,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.98% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 129,634 135,625 155,306
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 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 -1 46,586 £50,000 +7.53% 9,147
UK excluding London 0 28,482 £44,000 +7.57% 6,282
London 0 20,288 £62,500 +8.70% 3,422
South East 0 9,377 £45,000 +2.27% 1,533
North of England -1 6,849 £42,500 +6.25% 1,814
Midlands 0 3,754 £40,000 +2.56% 1,063
North West -1 3,712 £42,500 +6.25% 1,017
South West -1 3,212 £40,000 - 701
East of England 0 3,039 £45,000 - 619
Yorkshire -1 2,655 £42,500 +6.25% 641
West Midlands 0 2,209 £40,000 +6.67% 577
Scotland -1 1,554 £45,000 +5.88% 343
East Midlands 0 1,535 £41,500 +3.75% 485
Wales 0 543 £40,000 - 158
North East 0 480 £40,000 +6.67% 156
Northern Ireland 0 175 £37,500 +1.35% 54
Channel Islands - 6 £65,000 - 2
Isle of Man -3 3 £40,000 -20.00%

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 22,508 (45.32%) JavaScript
2 21,277 (42.85%) Agile Software Development
3 20,249 (40.78%) C#
4 18,644 (37.54%) .NET
5 16,894 (34.02%) HTML
6 16,127 (32.47%) SQL
7 15,587 (31.39%) CSS
8 13,749 (27.69%) Java
9 13,118 (26.42%) SQL Server
10 12,347 (24.86%) MVC
11 11,398 (22.95%) AngularJS
12 10,347 (20.84%) ASP.NET
13 9,912 (19.96%) TDD
14 9,681 (19.49%) Finance
15 7,612 (15.33%) Git (software)
16 7,400 (14.90%) Microsoft
17 6,854 (13.80%) jQuery
18 6,538 (13.17%) Scrum
19 6,268 (12.62%) HTML5
20 6,248 (12.58%) React
21 6,187 (12.46%) Web Development
22 6,166 (12.42%) ASP.NET MVC
23 5,686 (11.45%) Degree
24 5,645 (11.37%) PHP
25 5,557 (11.19%) Software Engineering
26 5,457 (10.99%) Web Services
27 5,446 (10.97%) OO
28 5,440 (10.95%) Microsoft Azure
29 5,143 (10.36%) RESTful
30 5,119 (10.31%) Python

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 1,758 (3.54%) CMS
2 1,289 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
3 1,057 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 974 (1.96%) Apache
5 935 (1.88%) WordPress
6 785 (1.58%) IIS
7 672 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 620 (1.25%) Umbraco
9 610 (1.23%) Apache Spark
10 559 (1.13%) Drupal
11 534 (1.08%) Confluence
12 432 (0.87%) JBoss
13 318 (0.64%) WebSphere
14 317 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
15 293 (0.59%) EPiServer
16 268 (0.54%) Ethereum
17 254 (0.51%) nginx
18 243 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 216 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
20 210 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 766 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 532 (1.07%) Photoshop
3 251 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
4 220 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 94 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 75 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 69 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 55 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 46 (0.093%) InfoPath
10 38 (0.077%) MS Visio
11 33 (0.066%) GIMP
12 30 (0.060%) InDesign
13 19 (0.038%) InVision
14 18 (0.036%) Fireworks
14 18 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
15 15 (0.030%) Microsoft Project
16 12 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
17 10 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
18 9 (0.018%) Maya
19 8 (0.016%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 614 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 397 (0.80%) Magento
3 217 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 208 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 108 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
6 92 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 87 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 74 (0.15%) Markit EDM
9 60 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
10 55 (0.11%) Eloqua
11 49 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 47 (0.095%) Shopify
13 45 (0.091%) Ripple
14 39 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 38 (0.077%) thinkFolio
16 37 (0.075%) Oracle EBS R12
16 37 (0.075%) SAP Hybris
17 34 (0.068%) Cognos TM1
18 33 (0.066%) BusinessWorks
19 32 (0.064%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5,440 (10.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,505 (9.07%) Amazon AWS
3 1,053 (2.12%) SaaS
4 1,010 (2.03%) GitHub
5 678 (1.37%) npm
6 523 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 521 (1.05%) Serverless
8 348 (0.70%) Office 365
9 327 (0.66%) PaaS
10 320 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
11 315 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 274 (0.55%) Amazon S3
13 268 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
14 230 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
15 152 (0.31%) IaaS
16 136 (0.27%) Google Play
17 130 (0.26%) Google Analytics
18 119 (0.24%) OpenShift
19 96 (0.19%) Heroku
20 95 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 841 (1.69%) Internet
2 652 (1.31%) HTTP
3 238 (0.48%) SMS
4 235 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 182 (0.37%) Intranet
6 116 (0.23%) SSL
7 108 (0.22%) Broadband
8 103 (0.21%) Skype
9 93 (0.19%) DNS
10 78 (0.16%) Hyperconnected
11 56 (0.11%) AMQP
12 52 (0.10%) Wireless
13 46 (0.093%) Bluetooth
14 42 (0.085%) HTTPS
14 42 (0.085%) Wi-Fi
15 41 (0.083%) SSH
16 38 (0.077%) Network Security
17 37 (0.075%) SMTP
18 35 (0.070%) Firewall
19 25 (0.050%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13,118 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 4,533 (9.13%) MySQL
3 3,484 (7.02%) NoSQL
4 2,858 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2,687 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2,314 (4.66%) MongoDB
7 2,287 (4.61%) Relational Database
8 2,050 (4.13%) SQL Server 2016
9 1,954 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
10 1,872 (3.77%) Big Data
11 1,574 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1,558 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
13 1,144 (2.30%) Power BI
14 952 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
15 927 (1.87%) Blockchain
16 766 (1.54%) Redis
17 761 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
18 731 (1.47%) Hadoop
19 655 (1.32%) RDBMS
20 535 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7,612 (15.33%) Git (software)
2 2,587 (5.21%) Visual Studio
3 2,316 (4.66%) Jenkins
4 1,977 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 1,849 (3.72%) JIRA
6 1,546 (3.11%) Maven
7 1,383 (2.78%) Subversion
8 1,241 (2.50%) Selenium
9 1,178 (2.37%) JUnit
10 1,132 (2.28%) gulp
11 1,043 (2.10%) webpack
12 1,014 (2.04%) TeamCity
13 884 (1.78%) NUnit
14 711 (1.43%) Grunt
15 694 (1.40%) Gradle
16 688 (1.39%) Cucumber
17 588 (1.18%) Eclipse
17 588 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
18 533 (1.07%) Jasmine
19 441 (0.89%) Bitbucket
General
1 9,681 (19.49%) Finance
2 2,887 (5.81%) Banking
3 2,152 (4.33%) Retail
4 1,829 (3.68%) Marketing
5 1,736 (3.50%) Games
6 1,471 (2.96%) Advertising
7 1,090 (2.19%) Front Office
8 1,036 (2.09%) Investment Banking
9 744 (1.50%) Telecoms
10 691 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 648 (1.30%) Financial Institution
12 544 (1.10%) Law
13 396 (0.80%) Legal
14 362 (0.73%) Automotive
14 362 (0.73%) Back Office
15 356 (0.72%) Electronics
16 271 (0.55%) Publishing
17 113 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 85 (0.17%) Multimedia
19 78 (0.16%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18,644 (37.54%) .NET
2 16,894 (34.02%) HTML
3 15,587 (31.39%) CSS
4 11,398 (22.95%) AngularJS
5 10,347 (20.84%) ASP.NET
6 6,854 (13.80%) jQuery
7 6,268 (12.62%) HTML5
8 6,248 (12.58%) React
9 6,166 (12.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5,457 (10.99%) Web Services
11 5,143 (10.36%) RESTful
12 4,877 (9.82%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4,811 (9.69%) Node.js
14 4,599 (9.26%) Spring
15 4,409 (8.88%) .NET Framework
16 3,984 (8.02%) REST
17 3,925 (7.90%) CSS3
18 3,088 (6.22%) XML
19 2,983 (6.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 2,889 (5.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4,299 (8.66%) Greenfield Project
2 3,958 (7.97%) Computer Science
3 3,430 (6.91%) User Experience
4 2,524 (5.08%) Fintech
5 2,370 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
6 1,991 (4.01%) Mobile App
7 1,441 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
8 1,337 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
9 1,159 (2.33%) Algorithms
10 776 (1.56%) Data Structures
11 612 (1.23%) Hedge funds
12 602 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 582 (1.17%) Equities
14 556 (1.12%) Derivative
15 544 (1.10%) Fixed Income
16 353 (0.71%) Management Information System
17 299 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
18 278 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
19 270 (0.54%) Social Media
20 245 (0.49%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 4,142 (8.34%) Linux
2 2,594 (5.22%) Windows
3 1,895 (3.82%) Android
4 1,664 (3.35%) Apple iOS
5 1,289 (2.60%) Unix
6 234 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 137 (0.28%) Ubuntu
8 118 (0.24%) CentOS
9 109 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 85 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 81 (0.16%) Debian
12 77 (0.16%) VMS
13 61 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 48 (0.097%) Solaris
15 43 (0.087%) AIX
16 42 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
17 37 (0.075%) Windows 10
18 25 (0.050%) Windows 7
19 21 (0.042%) Windows Server 2012
20 18 (0.036%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 21,277 (42.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12,347 (24.86%) MVC
3 9,912 (19.96%) TDD
4 6,538 (13.17%) Scrum
5 6,187 (12.46%) Web Development
6 5,557 (11.19%) Software Engineering
7 5,446 (10.97%) OO
8 5,027 (10.12%) Front End Development
9 4,683 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
10 4,564 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
11 4,388 (8.84%) BDD
12 4,145 (8.35%) Microservices
13 3,608 (7.27%) Test Automation
14 3,405 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
15 3,352 (6.75%) Unit Testing
16 3,295 (6.64%) DevOps
17 3,085 (6.21%) SDLC
18 2,561 (5.16%) OOP
19 2,522 (5.08%) E-Commerce
20 2,392 (4.82%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 22,508 (45.32%) JavaScript
2 20,249 (40.78%) C#
3 16,127 (32.47%) SQL
4 13,749 (27.69%) Java
5 5,645 (11.37%) PHP
6 5,119 (10.31%) Python
7 3,522 (7.09%) T-SQL
8 2,935 (5.91%) C++
9 2,257 (4.54%) Java 8
10 1,892 (3.81%) Ruby
11 1,803 (3.63%) TypeScript
12 1,445 (2.91%) Scala
13 1,378 (2.77%) VB.NET
14 1,221 (2.46%) ES6
15 1,209 (2.43%) C
16 1,086 (2.19%) PL/SQL
17 875 (1.76%) PowerShell
18 655 (1.32%) Go
19 619 (1.25%) Apple Swift
20 611 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 5,686 (11.45%) Degree
2 1,901 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 635 (1.28%) Security Cleared
4 389 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 372 (0.75%) SC Cleared
6 307 (0.62%) PhD
7 211 (0.42%) Master's Degree
8 195 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
9 105 (0.21%) DV Cleared
10 83 (0.17%) MCPD
11 74 (0.15%) ISEB
12 67 (0.13%) MPhil
13 63 (0.13%) DBS Check
14 52 (0.10%) SAFe Agilist
15 51 (0.10%) ISTQB
16 49 (0.099%) MCP
17 40 (0.081%) BPSS Clearance
18 35 (0.070%) AWS Certification
19 32 (0.064%) MCSD
20 30 (0.060%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,720 (3.46%) QA
2 219 (0.44%) Data Quality
3 119 (0.24%) GDPR
4 115 (0.23%) SLA
5 69 (0.14%) MiFID
6 52 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 44 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 42 (0.085%) ISO 9001
9 32 (0.064%) WCAG
10 27 (0.054%) PMO
11 19 (0.038%) WAI
12 11 (0.022%) DICOM
13 10 (0.020%) EMIR
13 10 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.018%) Disclosure Scotland
14 9 (0.018%) HL7
14 9 (0.018%) ISO 14001
15 5 (0.010%) FATCA
15 5 (0.010%) HAZOP
15 5 (0.010%) PSD2
System Software
1 2,831 (5.70%) Docker
2 179 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 141 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
4 84 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 83 (0.17%) HDFS
6 37 (0.075%) Firmware
7 33 (0.066%) Varnish
8 27 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 26 (0.052%) GridGain
10 24 (0.048%) VirtualBox
11 23 (0.046%) vSphere
12 15 (0.030%) Hyper-V
13 14 (0.028%) Apache Flume
14 12 (0.024%) LXC
15 11 (0.022%) Oracle RAC
16 7 (0.014%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.014%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.008%) VMware ESXi
18 3 (0.006%) KVM
18 3 (0.006%) Squid
Systems Management
1 952 (1.92%) Kubernetes
2 603 (1.21%) Ansible
3 443 (0.89%) Terraform
4 382 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 365 (0.73%) Puppet
6 171 (0.34%) Kibana
7 109 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
8 60 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 49 (0.099%) Packer
10 46 (0.093%) Mesos
11 44 (0.089%) Salt
12 43 (0.087%) Automic
13 39 (0.079%) Single Sign-On
14 38 (0.077%) Grafana
14 38 (0.077%) logstash
15 34 (0.068%) Prometheus
16 32 (0.064%) Graphite
17 31 (0.062%) Oozie
18 29 (0.058%) Consul
18 29 (0.058%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 7,400 (14.90%) Microsoft
2 3,318 (6.68%) Oracle
3 1,595 (3.21%) Google
4 824 (1.66%) Xamarin
5 753 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
6 691 (1.39%) SAP
7 639 (1.29%) Tableau
8 534 (1.08%) Adobe
9 464 (0.93%) Zend
10 429 (0.86%) Sitecore
11 400 (0.81%) Facebook
12 356 (0.72%) Twitter
13 323 (0.65%) Apple
14 289 (0.58%) IBM
15 273 (0.55%) Sybase
16 216 (0.43%) Informatica
17 209 (0.42%) Atlassian
18 194 (0.39%) TIBCO
19 193 (0.39%) Red Hat
20 176 (0.35%) Cognos