Period
to 25 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 54231 56856 64189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.78% 29.70% 29.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.13% 30.79% 30.20%
Number of salaries quoted 46532 51165 57489
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 £40,550 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.38% - +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 168762 184632 212568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.46% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135217 155132 176141
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +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 25 September 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 25 September 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 50930 £46,500 +3.33% 2725
UK excluding London 0 31824 £40,550 +1.38% 1795
London -2 21593 £57,500 - 1034
South East 0 9293 £44,000 +3.53% 397
North of England 0 7816 £40,000 - 551
Midlands 0 4954 £39,000 +4.00% 313
North West 0 4551 £40,000 - 315
East of England 0 3838 £45,000 +5.88% 232
South West 0 3438 £40,000 - 198
West Midlands 0 3277 £37,500 - 154
Yorkshire 0 2939 £40,000 - 213
Scotland +2 1873 £42,500 +6.25% 67
East Midlands 0 1691 £40,000 - 156
Wales 0 522 £40,000 +6.67% 28
North East 0 332 £37,500 +1.35% 23
Northern Ireland +2 159 £37,000 +5.71% 9
Isle of Man +5 14 £50,000 -

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 24595 (45.35%) JavaScript
2 23762 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
3 21611 (39.85%) C#
4 20501 (37.80%) .NET
5 20236 (37.31%) HTML
6 18402 (33.93%) CSS
7 17171 (31.66%) SQL
8 15426 (28.44%) SQL Server
9 15102 (27.85%) MVC
10 14901 (27.48%) Java
11 12825 (23.65%) ASP.NET
12 12094 (22.30%) AngularJS
13 11792 (21.74%) TDD
14 11396 (21.01%) Finance
15 9057 (16.70%) jQuery
16 7982 (14.72%) HTML5
17 7927 (14.62%) Git (software)
18 7887 (14.54%) Scrum
19 7875 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
20 7801 (14.38%) Web Development
21 7693 (14.19%) Microsoft
22 7542 (13.91%) OO
23 6796 (12.53%) Degree
24 6699 (12.35%) PHP
25 6601 (12.17%) Web Services
26 5800 (10.69%) Node.js
27 5416 (9.99%) Front End Development
28 5414 (9.98%) MySQL
29 5252 (9.68%) Software Engineering
30 5190 (9.57%) 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 2173 (4.01%) CMS
2 1306 (2.41%) Apache
3 1245 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
4 1161 (2.14%) Tomcat
5 1071 (1.97%) WordPress
6 1029 (1.90%) SharePoint
7 881 (1.62%) IIS
8 720 (1.33%) JBoss
9 708 (1.31%) Apache Spark
10 698 (1.29%) Drupal
11 682 (1.26%) Umbraco
12 565 (1.04%) WebSphere
13 531 (0.98%) Confluence
14 441 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
15 367 (0.68%) Apache Solr
16 365 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
17 304 (0.56%) WebLogic
18 290 (0.53%) nginx
19 261 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 254 (0.47%) EPiServer
Applications
1 831 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 739 (1.36%) Photoshop
3 424 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
4 352 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 162 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 71 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 69 (0.13%) MS Visio
8 54 (0.100%) InVision
8 54 (0.100%) Spreadsheet
9 43 (0.079%) InDesign
10 41 (0.076%) FileZilla
11 25 (0.046%) GIMP
12 23 (0.042%) InfoPath
13 21 (0.039%) Chatbot
14 14 (0.026%) Fireworks
15 12 (0.022%) SPSS
16 11 (0.020%) Moqups
17 9 (0.017%) 3ds Max
17 9 (0.017%) HipChat
18 8 (0.015%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 695 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 675 (1.24%) Magento
3 186 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 144 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 111 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 87 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 71 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 62 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
9 47 (0.087%) Markit EDM
10 46 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
11 43 (0.079%) Eloqua
12 40 (0.074%) Shopify
13 36 (0.066%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 35 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
14 35 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
15 30 (0.055%) Oracle Receivables
16 29 (0.053%) Adobe Campaign
16 29 (0.053%) SAP CRM
16 29 (0.053%) Visualfiles
17 28 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3695 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3586 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1385 (2.55%) SaaS
4 1291 (2.38%) GitHub
5 547 (1.01%) npm
6 315 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 294 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
8 290 (0.53%) Google Play
9 267 (0.49%) PaaS
10 264 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
11 239 (0.44%) Office 365
12 147 (0.27%) Amazon S3
12 147 (0.27%) Google Analytics
13 143 (0.26%) IaaS
14 138 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
15 119 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
15 119 (0.22%) Force.com
16 109 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
17 74 (0.14%) Heroku
18 72 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1122 (2.07%) Internet
2 921 (1.70%) HTTP
3 310 (0.57%) Intranet
4 210 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 159 (0.29%) SMS
6 158 (0.29%) Broadband
7 129 (0.24%) DNS
8 127 (0.23%) FTP
9 103 (0.19%) SSL
10 95 (0.18%) Skype
11 84 (0.15%) SMTP
12 83 (0.15%) Wireless
13 80 (0.15%) AMQP
14 62 (0.11%) Ethernet
15 61 (0.11%) SSH
16 55 (0.10%) Firewall
17 54 (0.100%) ATM
18 44 (0.081%) HTTPS
18 44 (0.081%) Wi-Fi
19 42 (0.077%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15426 (28.44%) SQL Server
2 5414 (9.98%) MySQL
3 3909 (7.21%) NoSQL
4 3092 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2850 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 2838 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2610 (4.81%) MongoDB
8 2241 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
9 1852 (3.42%) Big Data
10 1836 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
11 1655 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
12 1556 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1390 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
14 1307 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
15 1150 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
16 984 (1.81%) Hadoop
17 932 (1.72%) RDBMS
18 898 (1.66%) Redis
19 846 (1.56%) Power BI
20 827 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7927 (14.62%) Git (software)
2 3055 (5.63%) Visual Studio
3 2189 (4.04%) Subversion
4 2169 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2111 (3.89%) JIRA
6 2106 (3.88%) Jenkins
7 1689 (3.11%) Maven
8 1625 (3.00%) NUnit
9 1468 (2.71%) JUnit
10 1372 (2.53%) TeamCity
11 1190 (2.19%) Selenium
12 1157 (2.13%) gulp
13 927 (1.71%) Grunt
14 720 (1.33%) webpack
15 667 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
16 654 (1.21%) Moq
17 610 (1.12%) Cucumber
18 587 (1.08%) Jasmine
19 570 (1.05%) Eclipse
20 541 (1.00%) Gradle
General
1 11396 (21.01%) Finance
2 4194 (7.73%) Banking
3 3448 (6.36%) Retail
4 2880 (5.31%) Marketing
5 2303 (4.25%) Investment Banking
6 1911 (3.52%) Games
7 1502 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 1404 (2.59%) Front Office
9 1363 (2.51%) Retail Banking
10 1318 (2.43%) Advertising
11 1129 (2.08%) Electronics
12 1110 (2.05%) Manufacturing
13 646 (1.19%) Legal
14 519 (0.96%) Financial Institution
15 469 (0.86%) Publishing
16 426 (0.79%) Back Office
17 340 (0.63%) Automotive
18 292 (0.54%) Law
19 259 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
20 219 (0.40%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20501 (37.80%) .NET
2 20236 (37.31%) HTML
3 18402 (33.93%) CSS
4 12825 (23.65%) ASP.NET
5 12094 (22.30%) AngularJS
6 9057 (16.70%) jQuery
7 7982 (14.72%) HTML5
8 7875 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6601 (12.17%) Web Services
10 5800 (10.69%) Node.js
11 5190 (9.57%) RESTful
12 4921 (9.07%) CSS3
13 4856 (8.95%) .NET Framework
14 4816 (8.88%) React
15 4787 (8.83%) ASP.NET Web API
16 4749 (8.76%) Spring
17 4454 (8.21%) XML
18 4353 (8.03%) REST
19 4220 (7.78%) WCF
20 3600 (6.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4852 (8.95%) Computer Science
2 4004 (7.38%) Greenfield Project
3 3733 (6.88%) User Experience
4 2770 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2482 (4.58%) Mobile App
6 1999 (3.69%) Fintech
7 1401 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
8 1050 (1.94%) Algorithms
9 958 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 885 (1.63%) Derivative
11 881 (1.62%) Data Structures
12 662 (1.22%) Equities
13 645 (1.19%) iPad
14 580 (1.07%) Hedge funds
15 487 (0.90%) Social Media
16 486 (0.90%) Fixed Income
17 439 (0.81%) Client/Server
18 386 (0.71%) N-Tier
19 382 (0.70%) Management Information System
20 366 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5162 (9.52%) Linux
2 3250 (5.99%) Windows
3 2570 (4.74%) Android
4 2212 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 1736 (3.20%) Unix
6 329 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 149 (0.27%) Mac OS X
8 140 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 123 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 95 (0.18%) CentOS
11 82 (0.15%) Solaris
12 76 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 75 (0.14%) Debian
14 74 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 73 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
16 57 (0.11%) AIX
17 54 (0.100%) Windows Phone
18 36 (0.066%) Embedded Linux
19 34 (0.063%) Windows 10
20 33 (0.061%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23762 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
2 15102 (27.85%) MVC
3 11792 (21.74%) TDD
4 7887 (14.54%) Scrum
5 7801 (14.38%) Web Development
6 7542 (13.91%) OO
7 5416 (9.99%) Front End Development
8 5252 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 5175 (9.54%) BDD
10 5017 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
11 4525 (8.34%) Business Intelligence
12 4046 (7.46%) SDLC
13 3823 (7.05%) Unit Testing
14 3523 (6.50%) Test Automation
15 3425 (6.32%) OOP
16 3391 (6.25%) E-Commerce
17 2948 (5.44%) Web Application Development
18 2746 (5.06%) Mentoring
19 2687 (4.95%) Microservices
20 2484 (4.58%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 24595 (45.35%) JavaScript
2 21611 (39.85%) C#
3 17171 (31.66%) SQL
4 14901 (27.48%) Java
5 6699 (12.35%) PHP
6 4813 (8.87%) Python
7 3992 (7.36%) T-SQL
8 3667 (6.76%) C++
9 2535 (4.67%) Ruby
10 1826 (3.37%) VB.NET
11 1577 (2.91%) C
12 1412 (2.60%) PL/SQL
13 1354 (2.50%) Scala
14 1164 (2.15%) TypeScript
15 1038 (1.91%) ES6
16 915 (1.69%) Objective-C
17 825 (1.52%) VB
18 712 (1.31%) Apple Swift
19 666 (1.23%) Perl
20 595 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6796 (12.53%) Degree
2 2321 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 720 (1.33%) Security Cleared
4 467 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 400 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 341 (0.63%) PhD
7 222 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
8 183 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 99 (0.18%) MCSD
10 88 (0.16%) MCP
11 68 (0.13%) DV Cleared
12 61 (0.11%) MCAD
12 61 (0.11%) MCTS
13 55 (0.10%) HND
14 50 (0.092%) PMI Certification
15 45 (0.083%) DBS Check
15 45 (0.083%) ISTQB
15 45 (0.083%) Sun Certification
16 44 (0.081%) MCPD
17 26 (0.048%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1835 (3.38%) QA
2 315 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 135 (0.25%) SLA
4 77 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 66 (0.12%) MiFID
6 53 (0.098%) WCAG
7 41 (0.076%) GCP
8 40 (0.074%) ISO 9001
9 38 (0.070%) SEPA
10 26 (0.048%) WAI
11 18 (0.033%) Basel III
12 16 (0.030%) EMIR
12 16 (0.030%) IFRS
12 16 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 14 (0.026%) IFRS 9
13 14 (0.026%) PMO
14 13 (0.024%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 11 (0.020%) Dodd-Frank
16 9 (0.017%) ISO 14001
17 8 (0.015%) GDPR
System Software
1 1786 (3.29%) Docker
2 154 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 84 (0.15%) Firmware
4 77 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 72 (0.13%) HDFS
6 43 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
7 39 (0.072%) Apache Flume
7 39 (0.072%) Varnish
8 31 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 18 (0.033%) Hyper-V
10 15 (0.028%) VirtualBox
11 12 (0.022%) Dovecot
12 10 (0.018%) vSphere
13 8 (0.015%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.013%) etcd
14 7 (0.013%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.011%) LXC
15 6 (0.011%) Samba
15 6 (0.011%) Shibboleth
16 5 (0.009%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 509 (0.94%) Puppet
2 495 (0.91%) Ansible
3 331 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 299 (0.55%) Kubernetes
5 240 (0.44%) Kibana
6 127 (0.23%) Terraform
7 91 (0.17%) logstash
8 73 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 69 (0.13%) WSUS
10 50 (0.092%) Salt
11 46 (0.085%) Capistrano
12 45 (0.083%) Grafana
13 41 (0.076%) Control-M
14 40 (0.074%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 39 (0.072%) Nagios
15 39 (0.072%) Packer
16 37 (0.068%) Opsview
17 31 (0.057%) Hadoop YARN
18 30 (0.055%) HAProxy
19 28 (0.052%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7693 (14.19%) Microsoft
2 4299 (7.93%) Oracle
3 1433 (2.64%) Google
4 1336 (2.46%) SAP
5 820 (1.51%) Zend
6 664 (1.22%) Adobe
7 657 (1.21%) Xamarin
8 652 (1.20%) Tableau
9 612 (1.13%) Sitecore
10 586 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
11 579 (1.07%) Facebook
12 486 (0.90%) IBM
13 449 (0.83%) Sybase
14 441 (0.81%) Apple
15 326 (0.60%) Cognos
16 261 (0.48%) hybris
17 253 (0.47%) TIBCO
18 217 (0.40%) Twitter
19 182 (0.34%) Informatica
20 164 (0.30%) Atlassian