Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 47,918 54,883 56,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.39% 30.45% 29.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.65% 31.74% 30.63%
Number of salaries quoted 41,623 47,190 50,641
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -

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 156,321 172,939 184,186
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.95% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 125,851 138,722 154,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +4.94%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 44,760 £50,000 +5.26% 9,833
UK excluding London -1 27,162 £45,000 +8.43% 6,573
London +1 19,829 £62,500 +8.70% 3,848
South East 0 8,944 £45,000 - 1,515
North of England -1 6,470 £42,500 +6.25% 1,840
Midlands 0 3,556 £40,000 +6.67% 1,083
North West -1 3,516 £43,500 +8.75% 1,003
South West -1 3,024 £40,000 - 795
East of England 0 2,889 £45,000 - 759
Yorkshire -1 2,537 £42,500 +6.25% 663
West Midlands -1 2,045 £40,000 +6.67% 661
Scotland 0 1,562 £46,000 +8.24% 375
East Midlands 0 1,505 £42,500 +13.33% 421
Wales 0 567 £39,500 +3.95% 160
North East -1 417 £40,000 +6.67% 174
Northern Ireland 0 220 £40,000 +11.11% 52
Channel Islands - 5 £45,000 - 1
Isle of Man +3 1 £67,500 +35.00%

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 21,443 (44.75%) JavaScript
2 20,585 (42.96%) Agile Software Development
3 19,245 (40.16%) C#
4 17,694 (36.93%) .NET
5 15,888 (33.16%) HTML
6 15,417 (32.17%) SQL
7 14,662 (30.60%) CSS
8 13,420 (28.01%) Java
9 12,520 (26.13%) SQL Server
10 11,552 (24.11%) MVC
11 10,694 (22.32%) AngularJS
12 9,671 (20.18%) ASP.NET
13 9,490 (19.80%) TDD
14 9,249 (19.30%) Finance
15 7,153 (14.93%) Git (software)
16 6,963 (14.53%) Microsoft
17 6,333 (13.22%) Scrum
18 6,325 (13.20%) jQuery
19 5,997 (12.52%) React
20 5,921 (12.36%) HTML5
21 5,819 (12.14%) Web Development
22 5,583 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC
23 5,516 (11.51%) Software Engineering
24 5,443 (11.36%) Degree
25 5,440 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
26 5,348 (11.16%) PHP
27 5,262 (10.98%) Web Services
28 5,130 (10.71%) Python
29 4,955 (10.34%) OO
30 4,835 (10.09%) 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 1,622 (3.38%) CMS
2 1,325 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
3 913 (1.91%) WordPress
4 911 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 883 (1.84%) Apache
6 803 (1.68%) IIS
7 608 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 601 (1.25%) Apache Spark
9 568 (1.19%) Umbraco
10 548 (1.14%) Confluence
11 502 (1.05%) Drupal
12 381 (0.80%) JBoss
13 296 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 264 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
15 246 (0.51%) nginx
16 227 (0.47%) EPiServer
17 224 (0.47%) Ethereum
18 179 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
19 170 (0.35%) WebLogic
20 160 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 808 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 487 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 273 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
4 195 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 106 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 66 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 56 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 44 (0.092%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 31 (0.065%) MS Visio
10 30 (0.063%) InDesign
11 28 (0.058%) GIMP
12 26 (0.054%) InfoPath
13 24 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
14 22 (0.046%) InVision
15 16 (0.033%) AutoCAD
16 13 (0.027%) Fireworks
17 11 (0.023%) Microsoft Project
18 8 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
18 8 (0.017%) Maya
18 8 (0.017%) Revit
Business Applications
1 614 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 409 (0.85%) Magento
3 201 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 146 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 98 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 76 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
7 72 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 62 (0.13%) Shopify
9 53 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 51 (0.11%) Markit EDM
11 47 (0.098%) Eloqua
12 45 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
13 37 (0.077%) Cognos TM1
13 37 (0.077%) Ripple
14 35 (0.073%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 31 (0.065%) SAP S/4HANA
15 31 (0.065%) thinkFolio
16 29 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
17 24 (0.050%) Odoo
18 22 (0.046%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5,440 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,413 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
3 1,070 (2.23%) SaaS
4 935 (1.95%) GitHub
5 584 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 575 (1.20%) npm
7 561 (1.17%) Serverless
8 315 (0.66%) PaaS
9 312 (0.65%) Office 365
10 298 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
11 269 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
12 245 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
13 233 (0.49%) Amazon S3
14 191 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
15 146 (0.30%) OpenShift
16 138 (0.29%) Google Play
17 131 (0.27%) Google Analytics
18 109 (0.23%) IaaS
19 96 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
20 90 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 883 (1.84%) Internet
2 647 (1.35%) HTTP
3 180 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 170 (0.35%) Intranet
5 155 (0.32%) SMS
6 104 (0.22%) SSL
7 97 (0.20%) Broadband
8 80 (0.17%) DNS
9 79 (0.16%) Skype
10 74 (0.15%) Hyperconnected
11 62 (0.13%) AMQP
12 48 (0.10%) Network Security
13 47 (0.098%) Bluetooth
14 46 (0.096%) VoIP
15 45 (0.094%) Firewall
16 43 (0.090%) Wi-Fi
17 42 (0.088%) HTTPS
18 40 (0.083%) SSH
19 38 (0.079%) Wireless
20 26 (0.054%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12,520 (26.13%) SQL Server
2 4,320 (9.02%) MySQL
3 3,154 (6.58%) NoSQL
4 2,677 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2,450 (5.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2,263 (4.72%) Relational Database
7 2,125 (4.43%) MongoDB
8 1,880 (3.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 1,842 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
10 1,758 (3.67%) Big Data
11 1,561 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
12 1,466 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1,152 (2.40%) Power BI
14 859 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
15 733 (1.53%) Blockchain
16 701 (1.46%) Redis
17 684 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
18 676 (1.41%) RDBMS
19 664 (1.39%) Hadoop
20 531 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7,153 (14.93%) Git (software)
2 2,541 (5.30%) Visual Studio
3 2,275 (4.75%) Jenkins
4 1,859 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1,744 (3.64%) JIRA
6 1,439 (3.00%) Maven
7 1,277 (2.66%) Subversion
8 1,200 (2.50%) Selenium
9 1,067 (2.23%) JUnit
10 986 (2.06%) gulp
10 986 (2.06%) webpack
11 957 (2.00%) TeamCity
12 779 (1.63%) NUnit
13 701 (1.46%) Cucumber
14 680 (1.42%) Gradle
15 618 (1.29%) Grunt
16 585 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
17 563 (1.17%) Eclipse
18 457 (0.95%) Bitbucket
19 454 (0.95%) Jasmine
General
1 9,249 (19.30%) Finance
2 2,706 (5.65%) Banking
3 1,986 (4.14%) Retail
4 1,753 (3.66%) Marketing
5 1,647 (3.44%) Games
6 1,154 (2.41%) Advertising
7 1,011 (2.11%) Front Office
8 881 (1.84%) Investment Banking
9 702 (1.47%) Telecoms
10 674 (1.41%) Manufacturing
11 513 (1.07%) Law
12 448 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 381 (0.80%) Legal
14 353 (0.74%) Back Office
15 350 (0.73%) Automotive
16 338 (0.71%) Electronics
17 260 (0.54%) Publishing
18 113 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
19 73 (0.15%) Music Industry
20 67 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17,694 (36.93%) .NET
2 15,888 (33.16%) HTML
3 14,662 (30.60%) CSS
4 10,694 (22.32%) AngularJS
5 9,671 (20.18%) ASP.NET
6 6,325 (13.20%) jQuery
7 5,997 (12.52%) React
8 5,921 (12.36%) HTML5
9 5,583 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5,262 (10.98%) Web Services
11 4,835 (10.09%) RESTful
12 4,633 (9.67%) Spring
13 4,630 (9.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4,594 (9.59%) Node.js
15 3,977 (8.30%) .NET Framework
16 3,892 (8.12%) REST
17 3,728 (7.78%) CSS3
18 2,992 (6.24%) XML
19 2,939 (6.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 2,533 (5.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4,090 (8.54%) Greenfield Project
2 3,855 (8.04%) Computer Science
3 3,245 (6.77%) User Experience
4 2,510 (5.24%) Fintech
5 2,309 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1,883 (3.93%) Mobile App
7 1,331 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1,308 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
9 1,176 (2.45%) Algorithms
10 754 (1.57%) Data Structures
11 601 (1.25%) Derivative
12 600 (1.25%) Hedge funds
13 591 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 537 (1.12%) Equities
15 517 (1.08%) Fixed Income
16 304 (0.63%) Management Information System
17 290 (0.61%) Social Media
18 248 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
19 234 (0.49%) Virtual Team
20 217 (0.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3,976 (8.30%) Linux
2 2,519 (5.26%) Windows
3 1,845 (3.85%) Android
4 1,669 (3.48%) Apple iOS
5 1,259 (2.63%) Unix
6 204 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 158 (0.33%) Ubuntu
8 121 (0.25%) CentOS
9 114 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 75 (0.16%) Debian
11 67 (0.14%) Solaris
12 55 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 51 (0.11%) VMS
14 49 (0.10%) Windows 10
15 45 (0.094%) Mac OS X
16 30 (0.063%) AIX
17 23 (0.048%) Windows Server 2012
18 21 (0.044%) openSUSE
18 21 (0.044%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (0.029%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20,585 (42.96%) Agile Software Development
2 11,552 (24.11%) MVC
3 9,490 (19.80%) TDD
4 6,333 (13.22%) Scrum
5 5,819 (12.14%) Web Development
6 5,516 (11.51%) Software Engineering
7 4,955 (10.34%) OO
8 4,759 (9.93%) Front End Development
9 4,446 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
10 4,356 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
11 4,299 (8.97%) Microservices
12 4,083 (8.52%) BDD
13 3,402 (7.10%) Test Automation
14 3,256 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
15 3,202 (6.68%) DevOps
16 3,141 (6.55%) Unit Testing
17 2,904 (6.06%) SDLC
18 2,459 (5.13%) E-Commerce
19 2,328 (4.86%) OOP
20 2,248 (4.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21,443 (44.75%) JavaScript
2 19,245 (40.16%) C#
3 15,417 (32.17%) SQL
4 13,420 (28.01%) Java
5 5,348 (11.16%) PHP
6 5,130 (10.71%) Python
7 3,450 (7.20%) T-SQL
8 2,987 (6.23%) C++
9 2,290 (4.78%) Java 8
10 1,794 (3.74%) TypeScript
11 1,745 (3.64%) Ruby
12 1,328 (2.77%) VB.NET
13 1,285 (2.68%) ES6
14 1,251 (2.61%) Scala
15 1,086 (2.27%) PL/SQL
16 1,060 (2.21%) C
17 783 (1.63%) PowerShell
18 675 (1.41%) Go
19 621 (1.30%) Apple Swift
20 590 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 5,443 (11.36%) Degree
2 1,829 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 676 (1.41%) Security Cleared
4 436 (0.91%) SC Cleared
5 311 (0.65%) PhD
6 308 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 201 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
8 195 (0.41%) Master's Degree
9 87 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 69 (0.14%) ISEB
11 65 (0.14%) ISTQB
12 63 (0.13%) DBS Check
12 63 (0.13%) MPhil
13 58 (0.12%) MCPD
14 42 (0.088%) MCP
15 38 (0.079%) SAFe Agilist
16 32 (0.067%) BPSS Clearance
16 32 (0.067%) PMI Certification
17 30 (0.063%) HND
18 29 (0.061%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,664 (3.47%) QA
2 245 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 141 (0.29%) GDPR
4 85 (0.18%) SLA
5 72 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 66 (0.14%) MiFID
7 55 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 46 (0.096%) PCI DSS
9 34 (0.071%) WCAG
10 22 (0.046%) WAI
11 21 (0.044%) PMO
12 15 (0.031%) ISO 14001
13 14 (0.029%) DICOM
14 12 (0.025%) EMIR
15 10 (0.021%) Disclosure Scotland
16 7 (0.015%) FATCA
17 6 (0.013%) HL7
17 6 (0.013%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 6 (0.013%) Solvency II
18 5 (0.010%) IFRS
System Software
1 2,898 (6.05%) Docker
2 186 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 134 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
4 91 (0.19%) HDFS
5 77 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 43 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 39 (0.081%) VirtualBox
8 38 (0.079%) Varnish
9 35 (0.073%) Firmware
10 28 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
11 27 (0.056%) Hyper-V
12 25 (0.052%) GridGain
13 22 (0.046%) Apache Flume
14 19 (0.040%) vSphere
15 15 (0.031%) LXC
16 9 (0.019%) KVM
16 9 (0.019%) Time Sharing Option
17 7 (0.015%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (0.015%) Virtual Servers
18 6 (0.013%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 1,079 (2.25%) Kubernetes
2 581 (1.21%) Ansible
3 371 (0.77%) Terraform
4 363 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 358 (0.75%) Puppet
6 171 (0.36%) Kibana
7 96 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
8 54 (0.11%) logstash
9 48 (0.10%) Mesos
10 47 (0.098%) Grafana
10 47 (0.098%) Salt
11 44 (0.092%) Oozie
12 43 (0.090%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 42 (0.088%) Packer
14 38 (0.079%) Automic
15 37 (0.077%) Prometheus
15 37 (0.077%) Single Sign-On
16 34 (0.071%) Graphite
17 31 (0.065%) HP Quality Center
18 29 (0.061%) Consul
Vendors
1 6,963 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 3,200 (6.68%) Oracle
3 1,464 (3.06%) Google
4 779 (1.63%) Xamarin
5 656 (1.37%) SAP
6 641 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
7 634 (1.32%) Tableau
8 534 (1.11%) Adobe
9 468 (0.98%) Zend
10 400 (0.83%) Sitecore
11 380 (0.79%) Facebook
12 331 (0.69%) IBM
13 325 (0.68%) Apple
14 277 (0.58%) Twitter
15 210 (0.44%) Red Hat
16 209 (0.44%) Sybase
17 198 (0.41%) Informatica
18 197 (0.41%) Atlassian
19 190 (0.40%) TIBCO
20 178 (0.37%) Cognos