The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 27125 30251 31762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.64% 29.28% 28.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.86% 30.39% 29.74%
Number of salaries quoted 23734 27067 27744
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82537 99534 106816
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.34% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 68587 83592 87091
Median salary £45,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Developer in the UK

Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 25416 £45,000 - 3960
London 0 10311 £59,000 +7.27% 1564
South East 0 4492 £42,500 - 638
North West 0 2311 £40,000 +2.56% 367
East of England 0 2021 £42,500 - 279
Yorkshire -1 1752 £40,000 +1.26% 314
South West -1 1646 £40,000 +5.26% 256
West Midlands 0 1594 £37,500 -2.59% 256
City of London 0 1582 £62,500 +8.69% 370
Manchester 0 1449 £40,000 - 227
West Yorkshire 0 1097 £40,000 - 194
Hampshire 0 1078 £40,000 - 159
East Midlands 0 1029 £38,500 -3.75% 220
Scotland +2 942 £41,000 -3.52% 114
Berkshire 0 765 £45,000 - 99
Leeds 0 756 £40,000 - 131
Hertfordshire +4 669 £45,000 - 65
Surrey -1 666 £48,500 +7.77% 100
Bristol -1 630 £42,500 +11.84% 93
Cambridgeshire 0 573 £40,000 -5.88% 124
Birmingham +1 548 £40,000 - 75
Oxfordshire 0 543 £42,500 -5.55% 91
Glasgow 0 542 £45,000 +5.88% 47
Cheshire 0 473 £40,000 +6.66% 73
Nottinghamshire 0 430 £40,000 +5.26% 77
Buckinghamshire 0 428 £45,000 +5.88% 56
Cambridge 0 425 £41,500 -2.35% 88
Essex 0 418 £42,500 - 32
West Sussex +1 376 £43,500 -3.33% 35
Nottingham 0 355 £42,500 +6.25% 57

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 24244 (45.95%) JavaScript
2 22896 (43.39%) Agile Software Development
3 21245 (40.26%) C#
4 20516 (38.88%) .NET
5 20439 (38.74%) HTML
6 18735 (35.51%) CSS
7 16824 (31.88%) SQL
8 15246 (28.89%) SQL Server
9 14704 (27.87%) MVC
10 14069 (26.66%) Java
11 13003 (24.64%) ASP.NET
12 11530 (21.85%) AngularJS
13 11470 (21.74%) TDD
14 9997 (18.95%) Finance
15 9096 (17.24%) jQuery
16 8189 (15.52%) HTML5
17 8176 (15.50%) Web Development
18 7912 (14.99%) OO
19 7766 (14.72%) ASP.NET MVC
20 7466 (14.15%) Scrum
21 7332 (13.90%) Microsoft
22 7074 (13.41%) Git (software)
23 6834 (12.95%) Degree
24 6724 (12.74%) PHP
25 6107 (11.57%) Web Services
26 5644 (10.70%) Software Engineering
27 5517 (10.46%) MySQL
28 5211 (9.88%) Node.js
29 5045 (9.56%) CSS3
30 5007 (9.49%) 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 2074 (3.93%) CMS
2 1221 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
3 1162 (2.20%) Apache
4 1098 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 1060 (2.01%) SharePoint
6 1042 (1.97%) WordPress
7 842 (1.60%) IIS
8 753 (1.43%) JBoss
9 697 (1.32%) Drupal
10 652 (1.24%) Umbraco
11 651 (1.23%) Apache Spark
12 616 (1.17%) WebSphere
13 382 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
14 377 (0.71%) Apache Solr
15 374 (0.71%) WebLogic
16 348 (0.66%) Confluence
17 329 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
18 292 (0.55%) nginx
19 278 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 260 (0.49%) EPiServer
Applications
1 746 (1.41%) Photoshop
2 705 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 363 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
4 276 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
5 129 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 103 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 68 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 65 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 56 (0.11%) InVision
10 48 (0.091%) InDesign
11 36 (0.068%) Fireworks
12 25 (0.047%) Microsoft Project
13 23 (0.044%) InfoPath
14 21 (0.040%) GIMP
15 17 (0.032%) Chatbot
16 14 (0.027%) Maya
17 13 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
18 12 (0.023%) 3ds Max
19 9 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
19 9 (0.017%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 659 (1.25%) Magento
2 543 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 182 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 119 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 111 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 103 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 91 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 67 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 65 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 61 (0.12%) SAP BPC
11 49 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
12 47 (0.089%) NetSuite
13 45 (0.085%) Markit EDM
14 35 (0.066%) Shopify
15 33 (0.063%) Oracle BPM
16 28 (0.053%) Visualfiles
17 27 (0.051%) Adobe Campaign
18 26 (0.049%) Salesforce.com CRM
19 25 (0.047%) Eloqua
19 25 (0.047%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2960 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2906 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1162 (2.20%) SaaS
4 1022 (1.94%) GitHub
5 252 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 246 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 235 (0.45%) Google Play
8 223 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 206 (0.39%) Office 365
10 203 (0.38%) PaaS
11 181 (0.34%) Google Analytics
12 128 (0.24%) Force.com
13 118 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 118 (0.22%) Heroku
14 92 (0.17%) IaaS
15 63 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 60 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
17 54 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
18 52 (0.099%) Slack
19 50 (0.095%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1105 (2.09%) Internet
2 922 (1.75%) HTTP
3 308 (0.58%) Intranet
4 243 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 119 (0.23%) Broadband
6 111 (0.21%) SSL
7 109 (0.21%) Skype
8 103 (0.20%) FTP
9 95 (0.18%) DNS
10 62 (0.12%) LDAP
11 54 (0.10%) SSH
12 45 (0.085%) Firewall
13 34 (0.064%) Ethernet
13 34 (0.064%) HTTPS
14 33 (0.063%) Extranet
14 33 (0.063%) SMTP
14 33 (0.063%) Wireless
15 31 (0.059%) ATM
15 31 (0.059%) Network Security
16 29 (0.055%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15246 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 5517 (10.46%) MySQL
3 3782 (7.17%) NoSQL
4 2975 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2693 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2571 (4.87%) Relational Database
7 2523 (4.78%) MongoDB
8 2323 (4.40%) SQL Server 2014
9 2018 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
10 1977 (3.75%) Big Data
11 1589 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1470 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
13 1323 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
14 1187 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
15 993 (1.88%) Hadoop
16 911 (1.73%) RDBMS
17 852 (1.61%) Oracle Database
18 816 (1.55%) Redis
19 790 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
20 730 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7074 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 2710 (5.14%) Visual Studio
3 2227 (4.22%) Subversion
4 2140 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 1965 (3.72%) Jenkins
6 1733 (3.28%) Maven
7 1564 (2.96%) JIRA
8 1475 (2.80%) NUnit
9 1269 (2.41%) JUnit
10 1112 (2.11%) Selenium
11 1111 (2.11%) gulp
12 1012 (1.92%) Grunt
13 977 (1.85%) TeamCity
14 700 (1.33%) Moq
15 685 (1.30%) Rhino Mocks
16 601 (1.14%) Jasmine
17 567 (1.07%) Eclipse
18 531 (1.01%) MSTest
19 523 (0.99%) Gradle
20 484 (0.92%) Ant
General
1 9997 (18.95%) Finance
2 3634 (6.89%) Banking
3 2110 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1898 (3.60%) Retail
5 1697 (3.22%) Games
6 1349 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 1319 (2.50%) Advertising
8 1139 (2.16%) Investment Banking
9 965 (1.83%) Front Office
10 572 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 539 (1.02%) Legal
12 482 (0.91%) Publishing
13 421 (0.80%) Electronics
14 409 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 397 (0.75%) Back Office
16 310 (0.59%) Automotive
17 283 (0.54%) Law
18 193 (0.37%) Music Industry
19 143 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
20 107 (0.20%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20516 (38.88%) .NET
2 20439 (38.74%) HTML
3 18735 (35.51%) CSS
4 13003 (24.64%) ASP.NET
5 11530 (21.85%) AngularJS
6 9096 (17.24%) jQuery
7 8189 (15.52%) HTML5
8 7766 (14.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6107 (11.57%) Web Services
10 5211 (9.88%) Node.js
11 5045 (9.56%) CSS3
12 4900 (9.29%) .NET Framework
13 4789 (9.08%) XML
14 4486 (8.50%) ASP.NET Web API
15 4378 (8.30%) Spring
15 4378 (8.30%) WCF
16 4343 (8.23%) RESTful
17 3900 (7.39%) React
18 3882 (7.36%) REST
19 3239 (6.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4724 (8.95%) Computer Science
2 4151 (7.87%) Greenfield Project
3 3229 (6.12%) User Experience
4 2386 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 2344 (4.44%) Mobile App
6 1640 (3.11%) Fintech
7 1353 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1054 (2.00%) Algorithms
9 800 (1.52%) iPad
10 781 (1.48%) Data Structures
11 682 (1.29%) Hedge funds
12 640 (1.21%) Client/Server
13 633 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 545 (1.03%) Social Media
15 480 (0.91%) Derivative
15 480 (0.91%) Equities
16 377 (0.71%) Fixed Income
17 369 (0.70%) Management Information System
18 324 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
19 322 (0.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4957 (9.39%) Linux
2 3149 (5.97%) Windows
3 2267 (4.30%) Android
4 2059 (3.90%) Apple iOS
5 1571 (2.98%) Unix
6 354 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 159 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 138 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 131 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 103 (0.20%) CentOS
11 102 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 97 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 75 (0.14%) Windows Phone
14 73 (0.14%) Solaris
15 71 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 57 (0.11%) Debian
17 42 (0.080%) Embedded Linux
18 40 (0.076%) Windows Mobile
19 33 (0.063%) Windows 7
20 32 (0.061%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22896 (43.39%) Agile Software Development
2 14704 (27.87%) MVC
3 11470 (21.74%) TDD
4 8176 (15.50%) Web Development
5 7912 (14.99%) OO
6 7466 (14.15%) Scrum
7 5644 (10.70%) Software Engineering
8 5007 (9.49%) Front End Development
9 4922 (9.33%) BDD
10 4507 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
11 3888 (7.37%) E-Commerce
12 3653 (6.92%) SDLC
13 3537 (6.70%) OOP
14 3501 (6.64%) Unit Testing
15 3475 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
16 2634 (4.99%) Web Application Development
17 2531 (4.80%) Multithreading
18 2473 (4.69%) Mentoring
19 2067 (3.92%) Kanban
20 2052 (3.89%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24244 (45.95%) JavaScript
2 21245 (40.26%) C#
3 16824 (31.88%) SQL
4 14069 (26.66%) Java
5 6724 (12.74%) PHP
6 4266 (8.08%) Python
7 3914 (7.42%) T-SQL
8 3489 (6.61%) C++
9 2536 (4.81%) Ruby
10 2164 (4.10%) VB.NET
11 1554 (2.95%) Scala
12 1300 (2.46%) PL/SQL
13 1222 (2.32%) C
14 990 (1.88%) TypeScript
15 884 (1.68%) Objective-C
16 857 (1.62%) VB
17 827 (1.57%) ES6
18 726 (1.38%) Perl
19 655 (1.24%) Apple Swift
20 565 (1.07%) Go
Qualifications
1 6834 (12.95%) Degree
2 693 (1.31%) Security Cleared
3 424 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 372 (0.71%) SC Cleared
5 308 (0.58%) PhD
6 98 (0.19%) DV Cleared
7 84 (0.16%) MCP
8 83 (0.16%) PMI Certification
9 63 (0.12%) MCSD
10 55 (0.10%) MCTS
11 52 (0.099%) HND
12 49 (0.093%) MySQL Certification
13 45 (0.085%) DBS Check
14 32 (0.061%) MCAD
15 27 (0.051%) ISTQB
16 26 (0.049%) Postgraduate
16 26 (0.049%) Sun Certification
17 22 (0.042%) HNC
18 21 (0.040%) A+ Certification
19 16 (0.030%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1524 (2.89%) QA
2 181 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 90 (0.17%) SLA
4 89 (0.17%) SDET
5 83 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 72 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 64 (0.12%) MiFID
8 51 (0.097%) WCAG
9 38 (0.072%) WAI
10 31 (0.059%) Basel III
11 26 (0.049%) ISO 14001
12 22 (0.042%) EMIR
13 20 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 17 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 15 (0.028%) Dodd-Frank
15 15 (0.028%) HL7
16 12 (0.023%) GCP
16 12 (0.023%) IFRS
17 10 (0.019%) IFRS 9
17 10 (0.019%) PMO
System Software
1 1256 (2.38%) Docker
2 113 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 90 (0.17%) Firmware
5 69 (0.13%) HDFS
6 68 (0.13%) Varnish
7 59 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 49 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
9 38 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
10 34 (0.064%) Hyper-V
11 28 (0.053%) LXC
12 27 (0.051%) KVM
13 17 (0.032%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (0.027%) vSphere
15 13 (0.025%) Apache Flume
15 13 (0.025%) etcd
16 12 (0.023%) VirtualBox
17 11 (0.021%) Dovecot
18 9 (0.017%) Samba
19 8 (0.015%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 540 (1.02%) Puppet
2 475 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 454 (0.86%) Ansible
4 288 (0.55%) Kibana
5 218 (0.41%) Kubernetes
6 126 (0.24%) logstash
7 110 (0.21%) Terraform
8 92 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 81 (0.15%) Control-M
9 81 (0.15%) WSUS
10 80 (0.15%) Salt
11 56 (0.11%) Grafana
12 40 (0.076%) Graphite
13 38 (0.072%) Capistrano
14 31 (0.059%) Mesos
14 31 (0.059%) Packer
15 26 (0.049%) Oozie
16 20 (0.038%) Consul
16 20 (0.038%) MOM
17 19 (0.036%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7332 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 3921 (7.43%) Oracle
3 1408 (2.67%) Google
4 827 (1.57%) Zend
5 741 (1.40%) Adobe
6 710 (1.35%) Xamarin
7 692 (1.31%) SAP
8 683 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 518 (0.98%) Facebook
10 512 (0.97%) Tableau
11 469 (0.89%) Sitecore
12 411 (0.78%) IBM
13 404 (0.77%) Apple
14 311 (0.59%) Twitter
15 298 (0.56%) Sybase
16 219 (0.42%) TIBCO
17 218 (0.41%) Cognos
18 195 (0.37%) Red Hat
19 172 (0.33%) hybris
20 153 (0.29%) Talend
Newbury, Berkshire
Graham Matthews
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 40k
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Resource Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Benefits & Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 26 days holiday, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £38000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits amazing benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow Area
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexi Hours, Training, etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 Per Annum excellent benefits, pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-40k
Posted: 2 days ago