Period
to 18 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 52,425 55,548 60,189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.02% 31.28% 29.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.21% 32.51% 30.63%
Number of salaries quoted 45,568 48,466 54,319
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,250 £28,374 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 167,987 170,855 196,490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.21% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,960 139,529 164,954
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 18 July 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 18 July 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 0 49,332 £50,000 +11.11% 8,311
UK excluding London 0 30,653 £42,500 +6.25% 5,510
London 0 20,890 £60,000 +4.35% 3,299
South East 0 9,787 £45,000 +5.88% 1,304
North of England -1 7,582 £42,500 +6.25% 1,615
Midlands 0 4,234 £40,000 +5.26% 860
North West -1 4,077 £42,500 +6.25% 944
South West -1 3,388 £41,000 +2.50% 630
East of England 0 3,378 £45,000 +2.27% 599
Yorkshire -1 2,962 £42,500 +6.25% 559
West Midlands 0 2,520 £40,000 +6.67% 493
East Midlands 0 1,703 £40,000 - 366
Scotland -1 1,628 £45,000 +9.76% 299
North East 0 543 £40,000 +6.67% 112
Wales 0 517 £40,000 - 148
Northern Ireland 0 167 £37,500 - 46
Channel Islands - 5 £70,000 - 6
Isle of Man -8 2 £38,750 -13.89% 3

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 24,043 (45.86%) JavaScript
2 22,597 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
3 21,364 (40.75%) C#
4 19,872 (37.91%) .NET
5 18,241 (34.79%) HTML
6 16,987 (32.40%) SQL
7 16,793 (32.03%) CSS
8 14,194 (27.07%) Java
9 14,108 (26.91%) SQL Server
10 13,624 (25.99%) MVC
11 12,236 (23.34%) AngularJS
12 11,494 (21.92%) ASP.NET
13 10,899 (20.79%) TDD
14 10,097 (19.26%) Finance
15 8,415 (16.05%) Git (software)
16 7,806 (14.89%) Microsoft
17 7,725 (14.74%) jQuery
18 7,028 (13.41%) ASP.NET MVC
19 6,970 (13.30%) Scrum
20 6,819 (13.01%) HTML5
21 6,786 (12.94%) Web Development
22 6,382 (12.17%) React
23 6,133 (11.70%) Degree
24 6,095 (11.63%) PHP
25 6,094 (11.62%) OO
26 5,943 (11.34%) Software Engineering
27 5,817 (11.10%) RESTful
28 5,815 (11.09%) Web Services
29 5,483 (10.46%) Node.js
30 5,353 (10.21%) Front End Development

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 1,863 (3.55%) CMS
2 1,267 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
3 1,159 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 1,152 (2.20%) Apache
5 977 (1.86%) WordPress
6 829 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 727 (1.39%) Umbraco
8 713 (1.36%) IIS
9 642 (1.22%) Drupal
10 602 (1.15%) Apache Spark
11 546 (1.04%) Confluence
12 534 (1.02%) JBoss
13 346 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
14 335 (0.64%) WebSphere
15 329 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 312 (0.60%) nginx
17 303 (0.58%) EPiServer
18 294 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
19 271 (0.52%) Ethereum
20 240 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 808 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 550 (1.05%) Photoshop
3 260 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 233 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 113 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 95 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 74 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 69 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 66 (0.13%) MS Visio
10 56 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 41 (0.078%) GIMP
12 27 (0.052%) InDesign
13 23 (0.044%) Microsoft Project
13 23 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
14 22 (0.042%) InVision
15 19 (0.036%) Fireworks
16 16 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
17 12 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
18 10 (0.019%) Simulink
19 9 (0.017%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 665 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 450 (0.86%) Magento
3 235 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 201 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 149 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
6 127 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
7 88 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 85 (0.16%) Markit EDM
9 83 (0.16%) NetSuite
10 56 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
11 50 (0.095%) SAP Hybris
12 49 (0.093%) Eloqua
13 48 (0.092%) thinkFolio
14 46 (0.088%) Elite 3E
15 45 (0.086%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 45 (0.086%) Cognos TM1
16 43 (0.082%) Oracle Financials
17 41 (0.078%) Salesforce.com CRM
18 39 (0.074%) Shopify
19 38 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5,121 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,609 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1,135 (2.16%) GitHub
4 1,129 (2.15%) SaaS
5 749 (1.43%) npm
6 551 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 449 (0.86%) Serverless
8 387 (0.74%) Office 365
9 372 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 366 (0.70%) PaaS
11 343 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
12 302 (0.58%) Amazon S3
13 277 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
14 242 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
15 200 (0.38%) IaaS
16 158 (0.30%) Google Play
17 131 (0.25%) Google Analytics
18 120 (0.23%) Slack
19 111 (0.21%) OpenShift
20 105 (0.20%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 909 (1.73%) Internet
2 734 (1.40%) HTTP
3 278 (0.53%) SMS
4 262 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 224 (0.43%) Intranet
6 139 (0.27%) Broadband
7 124 (0.24%) SSL
8 106 (0.20%) DNS
9 100 (0.19%) Skype
10 99 (0.19%) Wireless
11 85 (0.16%) Hyperconnected
12 61 (0.12%) SSH
13 57 (0.11%) Bluetooth
14 49 (0.093%) AMQP
15 48 (0.092%) HTTPS
16 41 (0.078%) Network Security
16 41 (0.078%) SMTP
17 38 (0.072%) Firewall
18 35 (0.067%) FTP
19 34 (0.065%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14,108 (26.91%) SQL Server
2 4,973 (9.49%) MySQL
3 3,962 (7.56%) NoSQL
4 2,974 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2,834 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2,510 (4.79%) MongoDB
7 2,463 (4.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 2,446 (4.67%) Relational Database
9 2,088 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
10 1,903 (3.63%) Big Data
11 1,722 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1,627 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
13 1,090 (2.08%) Power BI
14 1,044 (1.99%) Blockchain
15 925 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
16 842 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
17 819 (1.56%) Redis
18 777 (1.48%) Hadoop
19 712 (1.36%) RDBMS
20 676 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8,415 (16.05%) Git (software)
2 2,664 (5.08%) Visual Studio
3 2,279 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1,964 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 1,884 (3.59%) JIRA
6 1,703 (3.25%) Maven
7 1,638 (3.12%) Subversion
8 1,324 (2.53%) Selenium
9 1,282 (2.45%) JUnit
10 1,281 (2.44%) gulp
11 1,128 (2.15%) webpack
12 1,075 (2.05%) NUnit
13 953 (1.82%) TeamCity
14 832 (1.59%) Grunt
15 717 (1.37%) Cucumber
16 712 (1.36%) Gradle
17 576 (1.10%) Jasmine
18 548 (1.05%) Eclipse
19 539 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
20 520 (0.99%) Bitbucket
General
1 10,097 (19.26%) Finance
2 2,987 (5.70%) Banking
3 2,354 (4.49%) Retail
4 2,017 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1,834 (3.50%) Games
6 1,828 (3.49%) Advertising
7 1,180 (2.25%) Front Office
8 1,132 (2.16%) Investment Banking
9 881 (1.68%) Telecoms
10 694 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 676 (1.29%) Financial Institution
12 557 (1.06%) Law
13 442 (0.84%) Electronics
14 426 (0.81%) Legal
15 346 (0.66%) Back Office
16 331 (0.63%) Automotive
17 262 (0.50%) Publishing
18 126 (0.24%) Music Industry
18 126 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
19 119 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19,872 (37.91%) .NET
2 18,241 (34.79%) HTML
3 16,793 (32.03%) CSS
4 12,236 (23.34%) AngularJS
5 11,494 (21.92%) ASP.NET
6 7,725 (14.74%) jQuery
7 7,028 (13.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6,819 (13.01%) HTML5
9 6,382 (12.17%) React
10 5,817 (11.10%) RESTful
11 5,815 (11.09%) Web Services
12 5,483 (10.46%) Node.js
13 5,133 (9.79%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4,900 (9.35%) .NET Framework
15 4,787 (9.13%) Spring
16 4,174 (7.96%) CSS3
17 4,090 (7.80%) REST
18 3,553 (6.78%) WCF
19 3,410 (6.50%) XML
20 3,249 (6.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4,381 (8.36%) Greenfield Project
2 4,266 (8.14%) Computer Science
3 3,729 (7.11%) User Experience
4 2,658 (5.07%) Fintech
5 2,380 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
6 2,146 (4.09%) Mobile App
7 1,481 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
8 1,473 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
9 1,118 (2.13%) Algorithms
10 764 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 639 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 628 (1.20%) Hedge funds
13 603 (1.15%) Equities
14 490 (0.93%) Derivative
15 482 (0.92%) Fixed Income
16 397 (0.76%) Management Information System
17 356 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
18 329 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
19 267 (0.51%) Social Media
20 255 (0.49%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 4,583 (8.74%) Linux
2 2,753 (5.25%) Windows
3 2,028 (3.87%) Android
4 1,721 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 1,321 (2.52%) Unix
6 278 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 137 (0.26%) CentOS
8 134 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 119 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 98 (0.19%) Debian
11 90 (0.17%) VMS
12 70 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 63 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 59 (0.11%) AIX
15 49 (0.093%) Solaris
16 47 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
17 45 (0.086%) Windows 10
18 42 (0.080%) Windows 7
19 36 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
20 28 (0.053%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22,597 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 13,624 (25.99%) MVC
3 10,899 (20.79%) TDD
4 6,970 (13.30%) Scrum
5 6,786 (12.94%) Web Development
6 6,094 (11.62%) OO
7 5,943 (11.34%) Software Engineering
8 5,353 (10.21%) Front End Development
9 4,957 (9.46%) BDD
10 4,855 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
11 4,718 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
12 3,953 (7.54%) Microservices
13 3,761 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
14 3,746 (7.15%) Test Automation
15 3,608 (6.88%) Unit Testing
16 3,412 (6.51%) SDLC
17 3,273 (6.24%) DevOps
18 2,888 (5.51%) Web Application Development
19 2,870 (5.47%) OOP
20 2,786 (5.31%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24,043 (45.86%) JavaScript
2 21,364 (40.75%) C#
3 16,987 (32.40%) SQL
4 14,194 (27.07%) Java
5 6,095 (11.63%) PHP
6 5,135 (9.79%) Python
7 3,692 (7.04%) T-SQL
8 3,043 (5.80%) C++
9 2,400 (4.58%) Ruby
10 2,225 (4.24%) Java 8
11 1,848 (3.53%) TypeScript
12 1,529 (2.92%) Scala
13 1,508 (2.88%) VB.NET
14 1,354 (2.58%) C
15 1,278 (2.44%) ES6
16 1,149 (2.19%) PL/SQL
17 886 (1.69%) PowerShell
18 721 (1.38%) VB
19 659 (1.26%) Apple Swift
20 625 (1.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6,133 (11.70%) Degree
2 2,037 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 650 (1.24%) Security Cleared
4 466 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 352 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 278 (0.53%) PhD
7 244 (0.47%) Master's Degree
8 200 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
9 106 (0.20%) MCPD
10 101 (0.19%) DV Cleared
11 87 (0.17%) MCP
12 64 (0.12%) MCSD
13 51 (0.097%) MCSE
13 51 (0.097%) MCTS
14 50 (0.095%) Sun Certification
15 49 (0.093%) DBS Check
16 48 (0.092%) ISEB
17 45 (0.086%) SAFe Agilist
18 44 (0.084%) HND
19 40 (0.076%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,789 (3.41%) QA
2 232 (0.44%) Data Quality
3 137 (0.26%) SLA
4 114 (0.22%) GDPR
5 110 (0.21%) GCP
6 82 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 60 (0.11%) MiFID
8 42 (0.080%) ISO 9001
9 31 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 24 (0.046%) WCAG
11 22 (0.042%) PMO
12 20 (0.038%) WAI
13 15 (0.029%) Disclosure Scotland
14 11 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (0.017%) HL7
16 8 (0.015%) EMIR
16 8 (0.015%) GAMP
17 7 (0.013%) JTAG
18 6 (0.011%) Cyber Essentials
18 6 (0.011%) SEPA
System Software
1 2,875 (5.48%) Docker
2 205 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 136 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 61 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 60 (0.11%) HDFS
6 51 (0.097%) Firmware
7 33 (0.063%) GridGain
8 30 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 24 (0.046%) vSphere
10 23 (0.044%) Varnish
10 23 (0.044%) VirtualBox
11 22 (0.042%) Apache Flume
12 21 (0.040%) Hyper-V
13 18 (0.034%) LXC
14 10 (0.019%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (0.019%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (0.017%) Oracle RAC
16 7 (0.013%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.011%) Squid
18 4 (0.008%) Samba
Systems Management
1 791 (1.51%) Kubernetes
2 669 (1.28%) Ansible
3 435 (0.83%) Puppet
4 430 (0.82%) Terraform
5 403 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 195 (0.37%) Kibana
7 103 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
8 76 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 57 (0.11%) HockeyApp
10 47 (0.090%) Salt
11 45 (0.086%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 43 (0.082%) WSUS
13 40 (0.076%) Single Sign-On
14 37 (0.071%) logstash
15 36 (0.069%) Mesos
16 34 (0.065%) Prometheus
17 31 (0.059%) Packer
18 30 (0.057%) HAProxy
19 28 (0.053%) Graphite
20 26 (0.050%) Grafana
Vendors
1 7,806 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 3,578 (6.82%) Oracle
3 1,752 (3.34%) Google
4 817 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
5 801 (1.53%) Xamarin
6 752 (1.43%) SAP
7 646 (1.23%) Tableau
8 585 (1.12%) Capita
9 575 (1.10%) Adobe
10 553 (1.05%) Zend
11 481 (0.92%) Sitecore
12 480 (0.92%) Facebook
12 480 (0.92%) Twitter
13 316 (0.60%) Apple
14 308 (0.59%) Sybase
15 290 (0.55%) IBM
16 250 (0.48%) Atlassian
17 207 (0.39%) TIBCO
18 183 (0.35%) Talend
19 180 (0.34%) Informatica