Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 54843 56226 63609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.44% 29.62% 29.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.78% 30.70% 30.32%
Number of salaries quoted 47201 50478 57244
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,289 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 51644 £47,500 +4.40% 4350
UK excluding London 0 32392 £41,500 +3.75% 2624
London -2 21620 £57,500 - 1891
South East 0 9862 £45,000 +5.88% 657
North of England 0 7793 £40,000 - 785
Midlands 0 4979 £37,500 -3.85% 408
North West 0 4535 £40,000 - 413
East of England 0 3773 £45,000 +5.88% 320
South West 0 3589 £40,000 - 280
West Midlands 0 3169 £37,500 - 211
Yorkshire +1 2851 £40,000 - 319
East Midlands 0 1813 £37,500 -6.25% 190
Scotland 0 1724 £42,500 +6.25% 121
Wales 0 550 £37,500 - 38
North East 0 415 £37,500 - 53
Northern Ireland +4 177 £36,500 +4.29% 14
Isle of Man -3 11 £50,000 -

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 24780 (45.18%) JavaScript
2 24317 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
3 21688 (39.55%) C#
4 20324 (37.06%) .NET
5 20052 (36.56%) HTML
6 18115 (33.03%) CSS
7 17394 (31.72%) SQL
8 15321 (27.94%) SQL Server
9 15306 (27.91%) MVC
10 14974 (27.30%) Java
11 12669 (23.10%) ASP.NET
12 12155 (22.16%) AngularJS
13 11687 (21.31%) TDD
14 11057 (20.16%) Finance
15 9021 (16.45%) jQuery
16 7983 (14.56%) Git (software)
17 7921 (14.44%) HTML5
18 7883 (14.37%) Scrum
19 7839 (14.29%) Web Development
20 7778 (14.18%) ASP.NET MVC
21 7655 (13.96%) Microsoft
22 7269 (13.25%) OO
23 7020 (12.80%) PHP
24 6742 (12.29%) Degree
25 6352 (11.58%) Web Services
26 5886 (10.73%) Node.js
27 5655 (10.31%) Front End Development
28 5596 (10.20%) RESTful
29 5550 (10.12%) MySQL
30 5516 (10.06%) Software Engineering

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 2105 (3.84%) CMS
2 1269 (2.31%) Apache
3 1265 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
4 1169 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1086 (1.98%) WordPress
6 1058 (1.93%) Tomcat
7 922 (1.68%) IIS
8 694 (1.27%) Apache Spark
9 677 (1.23%) Umbraco
10 675 (1.23%) JBoss
11 658 (1.20%) Drupal
12 548 (1.00%) Confluence
13 464 (0.85%) WebSphere
14 389 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
15 350 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
16 310 (0.57%) Apache Solr
17 294 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
18 286 (0.52%) nginx
19 266 (0.49%) EPiServer
20 247 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 824 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 720 (1.31%) Photoshop
3 418 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
4 352 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 174 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 83 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 45 (0.082%) Chatbot
7 45 (0.082%) InfoPath
8 44 (0.080%) MS Visio
9 43 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
10 37 (0.067%) InVision
11 36 (0.066%) InDesign
12 27 (0.049%) FileZilla
13 21 (0.038%) GIMP
13 21 (0.038%) SPSS
14 12 (0.022%) HipChat
15 9 (0.016%) Moqups
16 8 (0.015%) Fireworks
16 8 (0.015%) XMetaL
17 7 (0.013%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 727 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 721 (1.31%) Magento
3 255 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 187 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 137 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 99 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
7 72 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 57 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 50 (0.091%) Shopify
10 42 (0.077%) SAP CRM
11 39 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
12 37 (0.067%) Adobe Campaign
12 37 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
13 36 (0.066%) NetSuite
14 31 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 28 (0.051%) Markit EDM
15 28 (0.051%) Oracle ERP
16 26 (0.047%) Eloqua
16 26 (0.047%) MetaTrader
17 25 (0.046%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3931 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3851 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1464 (2.67%) SaaS
4 1313 (2.39%) GitHub
5 550 (1.00%) npm
6 357 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 324 (0.59%) Google Play
8 315 (0.57%) Office 365
9 312 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
10 241 (0.44%) PaaS
11 224 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
12 202 (0.37%) Serverless
13 199 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
14 148 (0.27%) Amazon S3
14 148 (0.27%) IaaS
15 143 (0.26%) Google Analytics
16 119 (0.22%) Heroku
17 113 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
18 112 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
19 107 (0.20%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1249 (2.28%) Internet
2 797 (1.45%) HTTP
3 298 (0.54%) Intranet
4 261 (0.48%) SMS
5 205 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 192 (0.35%) Broadband
7 113 (0.21%) DNS
8 110 (0.20%) Wireless
9 107 (0.20%) FTP
10 97 (0.18%) AMQP
10 97 (0.18%) SSL
11 93 (0.17%) Hyperconnected
12 86 (0.16%) Skype
13 67 (0.12%) Firewall
14 66 (0.12%) SMTP
15 62 (0.11%) ATM
16 59 (0.11%) Ethernet
17 56 (0.10%) HTTPS
18 53 (0.097%) SSH
19 47 (0.086%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15321 (27.94%) SQL Server
2 5550 (10.12%) MySQL
3 3825 (6.97%) NoSQL
4 2959 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2799 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2719 (4.96%) Relational Database
7 2415 (4.40%) MongoDB
8 2256 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
9 1889 (3.44%) SQL Server 2016
10 1863 (3.40%) Big Data
11 1817 (3.31%) SQL Server 2014
12 1519 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1413 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
14 1189 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
15 1027 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
16 978 (1.78%) Hadoop
17 868 (1.58%) Power BI
18 831 (1.52%) Redis
19 830 (1.51%) RDBMS
20 800 (1.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7983 (14.56%) Git (software)
2 3033 (5.53%) Visual Studio
3 2123 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 2107 (3.84%) Subversion
5 2055 (3.75%) Jenkins
6 2047 (3.73%) JIRA
7 1573 (2.87%) NUnit
8 1542 (2.81%) Maven
9 1398 (2.55%) JUnit
10 1352 (2.47%) TeamCity
11 1173 (2.14%) gulp
12 1118 (2.04%) Selenium
13 940 (1.71%) Grunt
14 765 (1.39%) webpack
15 682 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
16 670 (1.22%) Moq
17 653 (1.19%) Cucumber
18 560 (1.02%) Eclipse
19 545 (0.99%) Jasmine
20 534 (0.97%) Bitbucket
General
1 11057 (20.16%) Finance
2 4002 (7.30%) Banking
3 2685 (4.90%) Marketing
4 2620 (4.78%) Retail
5 2033 (3.71%) Investment Banking
6 2013 (3.67%) Games
7 1783 (3.25%) Advertising
8 1456 (2.65%) Telecoms
9 1324 (2.41%) Front Office
10 1284 (2.34%) Retail Banking
11 1029 (1.88%) Manufacturing
12 1001 (1.83%) Electronics
13 519 (0.95%) Legal
14 452 (0.82%) Publishing
15 445 (0.81%) Financial Institution
16 412 (0.75%) Back Office
17 358 (0.65%) Law
18 355 (0.65%) Automotive
19 254 (0.46%) Music Industry
20 240 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20324 (37.06%) .NET
2 20052 (36.56%) HTML
3 18115 (33.03%) CSS
4 12669 (23.10%) ASP.NET
5 12155 (22.16%) AngularJS
6 9021 (16.45%) jQuery
7 7921 (14.44%) HTML5
8 7778 (14.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6352 (11.58%) Web Services
10 5886 (10.73%) Node.js
11 5596 (10.20%) RESTful
12 5140 (9.37%) React
13 5003 (9.12%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4920 (8.97%) CSS3
15 4844 (8.83%) Spring
16 4841 (8.83%) .NET Framework
17 4317 (7.87%) REST
18 4220 (7.69%) WCF
19 4173 (7.61%) XML
20 3778 (6.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4772 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 4130 (7.53%) Greenfield Project
3 3699 (6.74%) User Experience
4 2804 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2374 (4.33%) Mobile App
6 2160 (3.94%) Fintech
7 1383 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1010 (1.84%) Algorithms
9 892 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 820 (1.50%) Data Structures
11 777 (1.42%) Derivative
12 654 (1.19%) Equities
13 551 (1.00%) Hedge funds
14 536 (0.98%) Client/Server
15 481 (0.88%) iPad
16 479 (0.87%) Fixed Income
17 467 (0.85%) Social Media
18 368 (0.67%) Management Information System
19 355 (0.65%) N-Tier
20 324 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4984 (9.09%) Linux
2 3128 (5.70%) Windows
3 2452 (4.47%) Android
4 2086 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 1725 (3.15%) Unix
6 290 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 128 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 119 (0.22%) Mac OS X
9 116 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 94 (0.17%) CentOS
11 92 (0.17%) Debian
12 77 (0.14%) Solaris
13 76 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 68 (0.12%) AIX
15 55 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
16 52 (0.095%) Windows 7
17 45 (0.082%) Windows Phone
18 42 (0.077%) Windows 10
19 41 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
20 36 (0.066%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24317 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
2 15306 (27.91%) MVC
3 11687 (21.31%) TDD
4 7883 (14.37%) Scrum
5 7839 (14.29%) Web Development
6 7269 (13.25%) OO
7 5655 (10.31%) Front End Development
8 5516 (10.06%) Software Engineering
9 5368 (9.79%) BDD
10 4889 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
11 4359 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
12 4067 (7.42%) SDLC
13 3899 (7.11%) Unit Testing
14 3611 (6.58%) Test Automation
15 3486 (6.36%) OOP
16 3442 (6.28%) E-Commerce
17 3230 (5.89%) Web Application Development
18 3027 (5.52%) Microservices
19 2761 (5.03%) Mentoring
20 2402 (4.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 24780 (45.18%) JavaScript
2 21688 (39.55%) C#
3 17394 (31.72%) SQL
4 14974 (27.30%) Java
5 7020 (12.80%) PHP
6 5019 (9.15%) Python
7 4095 (7.47%) T-SQL
8 3576 (6.52%) C++
9 2641 (4.82%) Ruby
10 1831 (3.34%) VB.NET
11 1618 (2.95%) C
12 1357 (2.47%) Scala
13 1264 (2.30%) PL/SQL
14 1220 (2.22%) TypeScript
15 1002 (1.83%) ES6
16 864 (1.58%) VB
17 857 (1.56%) Objective-C
18 695 (1.27%) Apple Swift
19 618 (1.13%) PowerShell
20 572 (1.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6742 (12.29%) Degree
2 2185 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 703 (1.28%) Security Cleared
4 504 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 404 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 305 (0.56%) PhD
7 208 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
8 165 (0.30%) Master's Degree
9 105 (0.19%) MCSD
10 98 (0.18%) MCP
11 86 (0.16%) MCPD
12 70 (0.13%) MCAD
13 64 (0.12%) MCTS
14 59 (0.11%) HND
15 47 (0.086%) DV Cleared
16 46 (0.084%) Oracle Certification
16 46 (0.084%) Sun Certification
17 42 (0.077%) DBS Check
17 42 (0.077%) ISTQB
18 34 (0.062%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2014 (3.67%) QA
2 347 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 141 (0.26%) SLA
4 89 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 62 (0.11%) GCP
6 58 (0.11%) WCAG
7 40 (0.073%) MiFID
8 31 (0.057%) SEPA
9 29 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 29 (0.053%) PMO
9 29 (0.053%) WAI
10 22 (0.040%) ISO 9001
11 21 (0.038%) EMIR
12 17 (0.031%) IFRS
13 15 (0.027%) IFRS 9
14 14 (0.026%) Basel III
14 14 (0.026%) GDPR
15 12 (0.022%) HL7
16 11 (0.020%) GAMP
16 11 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2025 (3.69%) Docker
2 155 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 97 (0.18%) HDFS
4 61 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 55 (0.10%) Firmware
6 39 (0.071%) Apache Flume
7 26 (0.047%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.046%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 25 (0.046%) Varnish
9 19 (0.035%) Hyper-V
10 14 (0.026%) VirtualBox
10 14 (0.026%) vSphere
11 11 (0.020%) Samba
12 9 (0.016%) GridGain
12 9 (0.016%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.015%) Squid
14 7 (0.013%) Dovecot
14 7 (0.013%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.011%) KVM
16 4 (0.007%) LXC
Systems Management
1 549 (1.00%) Ansible
2 546 (1.00%) Puppet
3 373 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 360 (0.66%) Kubernetes
5 246 (0.45%) Kibana
6 144 (0.26%) Terraform
7 86 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 82 (0.15%) WSUS
9 66 (0.12%) logstash
10 56 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 50 (0.091%) Capistrano
12 45 (0.082%) Nagios
12 45 (0.082%) Salt
13 41 (0.075%) Packer
14 36 (0.066%) Hadoop YARN
15 35 (0.064%) Oozie
16 33 (0.060%) Grafana
17 29 (0.053%) Consul
17 29 (0.053%) Docker Swarm
17 29 (0.053%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 7655 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 4110 (7.49%) Oracle
3 1870 (3.41%) Google
4 1365 (2.49%) SAP
5 890 (1.62%) Zend
6 648 (1.18%) Adobe
7 643 (1.17%) Tableau
8 607 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
9 603 (1.10%) Xamarin
10 601 (1.10%) Facebook
11 563 (1.03%) Sitecore
12 478 (0.87%) IBM
13 475 (0.87%) Apple
14 406 (0.74%) Sybase
15 397 (0.72%) Twitter
16 338 (0.62%) Cognos
17 270 (0.49%) hybris
18 235 (0.43%) TIBCO
19 184 (0.34%) Atlassian
20 182 (0.33%) Informatica