Period
to 19 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 54953 58410 62842
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.06% 29.62% 28.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.39% 30.70% 29.97%
Number of salaries quoted 47501 52783 55910
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,374 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual 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 169664 190277 209696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137041 160037 172615
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 £77,500 £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 19 August 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 19 August 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 51556 £45,000 - 3992
UK excluding London 0 32561 £40,000 - 2462
London -2 21600 £57,500 +4.55% 1700
South East 0 9296 £42,500 - 583
North of England 0 8242 £40,000 - 758
Midlands 0 5058 £39,000 +4.00% 368
North West 0 4723 £40,000 - 429
East of England 0 3920 £45,000 +5.88% 302
South West 0 3437 £40,000 - 277
West Midlands 0 3286 £37,500 - 187
Yorkshire 0 3153 £40,000 - 301
Scotland +2 1930 £42,000 -1.18% 110
East Midlands 0 1786 £40,000 - 181
Wales 0 577 £39,750 +6.00% 43
North East 0 372 £37,500 +6.38% 28
Northern Ireland +3 168 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Isle of Man - 9 £50,000 - 3

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 25226 (45.90%) JavaScript
2 23909 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
3 21767 (39.61%) C#
4 20911 (38.05%) HTML
5 20741 (37.74%) .NET
6 19106 (34.77%) CSS
7 17455 (31.76%) SQL
8 15736 (28.64%) SQL Server
9 15322 (27.88%) MVC
10 15044 (27.38%) Java
11 12985 (23.63%) ASP.NET
12 12374 (22.52%) AngularJS
13 11986 (21.81%) TDD
14 11216 (20.41%) Finance
15 9305 (16.93%) jQuery
16 8348 (15.19%) HTML5
17 8120 (14.78%) Web Development
18 7967 (14.50%) Git (software)
19 7868 (14.32%) ASP.NET MVC
20 7858 (14.30%) Scrum
21 7825 (14.24%) OO
22 7749 (14.10%) Microsoft
23 6996 (12.73%) Degree
24 6966 (12.68%) PHP
25 6617 (12.04%) Web Services
26 5793 (10.54%) Node.js
27 5738 (10.44%) MySQL
28 5510 (10.03%) Front End Development
29 5370 (9.77%) Linux
30 5309 (9.66%) 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 2245 (4.09%) CMS
2 1329 (2.42%) Apache
3 1260 (2.29%) Tomcat
4 1248 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1107 (2.01%) WordPress
6 1012 (1.84%) SharePoint
7 867 (1.58%) IIS
8 771 (1.40%) Drupal
9 764 (1.39%) JBoss
10 717 (1.30%) Apache Spark
11 687 (1.25%) Umbraco
12 601 (1.09%) WebSphere
13 493 (0.90%) Confluence
14 454 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
15 392 (0.71%) Apache Solr
16 361 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
17 348 (0.63%) WebLogic
18 315 (0.57%) nginx
19 285 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 259 (0.47%) EPiServer
Applications
1 882 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 755 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 418 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
4 337 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 151 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 92 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 81 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 73 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 67 (0.12%) InVision
10 41 (0.075%) FileZilla
11 33 (0.060%) InDesign
12 31 (0.056%) Chatbot
13 26 (0.047%) Microsoft Project
14 23 (0.042%) GIMP
14 23 (0.042%) InfoPath
15 22 (0.040%) Fireworks
16 13 (0.024%) 3ds Max
17 11 (0.020%) Maya
17 11 (0.020%) Moqups
18 9 (0.016%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 690 (1.26%) Magento
2 639 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 180 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 140 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 112 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 90 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 67 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 51 (0.093%) SAP Hybris
9 49 (0.089%) Eloqua
10 48 (0.087%) Oracle BPM
11 46 (0.084%) Markit EDM
12 45 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
12 45 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
13 34 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 34 (0.062%) Shopify
14 33 (0.060%) Adobe Campaign
15 30 (0.055%) Visualfiles
16 28 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
17 27 (0.049%) NetSuite
17 27 (0.049%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3566 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 3536 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1398 (2.54%) SaaS
4 1322 (2.41%) GitHub
5 313 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 288 (0.52%) PaaS
7 283 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
8 279 (0.51%) Google Play
9 275 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 228 (0.41%) Office 365
11 157 (0.29%) Google Analytics
12 147 (0.27%) IaaS
13 137 (0.25%) Amazon S3
14 130 (0.24%) Force.com
15 111 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
16 105 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
16 105 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
17 88 (0.16%) Heroku
18 66 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 56 (0.10%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 1090 (1.98%) Internet
2 929 (1.69%) HTTP
3 315 (0.57%) Intranet
4 221 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 143 (0.26%) Broadband
6 132 (0.24%) DNS
7 128 (0.23%) FTP
8 109 (0.20%) SMS
9 102 (0.19%) Skype
10 98 (0.18%) SSL
11 79 (0.14%) SMTP
12 76 (0.14%) AMQP
13 69 (0.13%) Wireless
14 63 (0.11%) SSH
15 56 (0.10%) Ethernet
16 49 (0.089%) LDAP
17 48 (0.087%) Firewall
18 45 (0.082%) Wi-Fi
19 40 (0.073%) ATM
20 39 (0.071%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15736 (28.64%) SQL Server
2 5738 (10.44%) MySQL
3 3885 (7.07%) NoSQL
4 3209 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2923 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2896 (5.27%) Relational Database
7 2694 (4.90%) MongoDB
8 2264 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
9 1936 (3.52%) Big Data
10 1819 (3.31%) SQL Server 2014
11 1630 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1500 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
13 1449 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
14 1357 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
15 1234 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
16 1001 (1.82%) Hadoop
17 993 (1.81%) RDBMS
18 892 (1.62%) Redis
19 889 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
20 844 (1.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7967 (14.50%) Git (software)
2 3029 (5.51%) Visual Studio
3 2282 (4.15%) Subversion
4 2169 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 2134 (3.88%) Jenkins
6 2047 (3.73%) JIRA
7 1770 (3.22%) Maven
8 1609 (2.93%) NUnit
9 1495 (2.72%) JUnit
10 1322 (2.41%) TeamCity
11 1233 (2.24%) Selenium
12 1221 (2.22%) gulp
13 989 (1.80%) Grunt
14 713 (1.30%) webpack
15 659 (1.20%) Jasmine
16 640 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
17 637 (1.16%) Moq
18 599 (1.09%) Cucumber
19 592 (1.08%) Eclipse
20 533 (0.97%) Gradle
General
1 11216 (20.41%) Finance
2 4015 (7.31%) Banking
3 3128 (5.69%) Retail
4 2887 (5.25%) Marketing
5 2063 (3.75%) Investment Banking
6 1860 (3.38%) Games
7 1558 (2.84%) Telecoms
8 1327 (2.41%) Front Office
9 1259 (2.29%) Advertising
10 1133 (2.06%) Manufacturing
11 1130 (2.06%) Electronics
12 1040 (1.89%) Retail Banking
13 634 (1.15%) Legal
14 494 (0.90%) Financial Institution
15 491 (0.89%) Publishing
16 412 (0.75%) Back Office
17 343 (0.62%) Automotive
18 297 (0.54%) Law
19 253 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
20 191 (0.35%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20911 (38.05%) HTML
2 20741 (37.74%) .NET
3 19106 (34.77%) CSS
4 12985 (23.63%) ASP.NET
5 12374 (22.52%) AngularJS
6 9305 (16.93%) jQuery
7 8348 (15.19%) HTML5
8 7868 (14.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6617 (12.04%) Web Services
10 5793 (10.54%) Node.js
11 5237 (9.53%) CSS3
12 5015 (9.13%) RESTful
13 4924 (8.96%) Spring
14 4920 (8.95%) .NET Framework
15 4802 (8.74%) React
16 4700 (8.55%) ASP.NET Web API
17 4673 (8.50%) XML
18 4348 (7.91%) REST
19 4183 (7.61%) WCF
20 3566 (6.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4900 (8.92%) Computer Science
2 4070 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
3 3663 (6.67%) User Experience
4 2682 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2506 (4.56%) Mobile App
6 1890 (3.44%) Fintech
7 1376 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
8 1037 (1.89%) Algorithms
9 879 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 867 (1.58%) Data Structures
11 806 (1.47%) Derivative
12 774 (1.41%) iPad
13 586 (1.07%) Equities
14 584 (1.06%) Hedge funds
15 509 (0.93%) Social Media
16 497 (0.90%) Fixed Income
17 441 (0.80%) Client/Server
18 407 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
19 406 (0.74%) Management Information System
20 381 (0.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5370 (9.77%) Linux
2 3236 (5.89%) Windows
3 2632 (4.79%) Android
4 2291 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 1688 (3.07%) Unix
6 338 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 163 (0.30%) Mac OS X
8 138 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 126 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 111 (0.20%) CentOS
11 93 (0.17%) Solaris
12 86 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 81 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 79 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 72 (0.13%) Debian
16 67 (0.12%) Windows Phone
17 52 (0.095%) AIX
18 45 (0.082%) Windows Mobile
19 44 (0.080%) Embedded Linux
20 28 (0.051%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 23909 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
2 15322 (27.88%) MVC
3 11986 (21.81%) TDD
4 8120 (14.78%) Web Development
5 7858 (14.30%) Scrum
6 7825 (14.24%) OO
7 5510 (10.03%) Front End Development
8 5309 (9.66%) Software Engineering
9 5157 (9.38%) BDD
10 5055 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
11 4559 (8.30%) Business Intelligence
12 3950 (7.19%) SDLC
13 3858 (7.02%) Unit Testing
14 3588 (6.53%) OOP
15 3570 (6.50%) E-Commerce
16 3459 (6.29%) Test Automation
17 2773 (5.05%) Mentoring
18 2769 (5.04%) Web Application Development
19 2588 (4.71%) Multithreading
20 2521 (4.59%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 25226 (45.90%) JavaScript
2 21767 (39.61%) C#
3 17455 (31.76%) SQL
4 15044 (27.38%) Java
5 6966 (12.68%) PHP
6 4758 (8.66%) Python
7 4054 (7.38%) T-SQL
8 3666 (6.67%) C++
9 2486 (4.52%) Ruby
10 1912 (3.48%) VB.NET
11 1516 (2.76%) C
12 1478 (2.69%) PL/SQL
13 1408 (2.56%) Scala
14 1174 (2.14%) TypeScript
15 1049 (1.91%) ES6
16 992 (1.81%) Objective-C
17 840 (1.53%) VB
18 750 (1.36%) Apple Swift
19 708 (1.29%) Perl
20 592 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6996 (12.73%) Degree
2 2361 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 754 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 446 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 425 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 340 (0.62%) PhD
7 244 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
8 181 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 97 (0.18%) MCSD
10 88 (0.16%) MCP
11 73 (0.13%) DV Cleared
12 62 (0.11%) HND
13 59 (0.11%) PMI Certification
14 52 (0.095%) MCAD
14 52 (0.095%) MCTS
15 46 (0.084%) DBS Check
16 43 (0.078%) ISTQB
17 36 (0.066%) MCPD
18 35 (0.064%) Sun Certification
19 28 (0.051%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1792 (3.26%) QA
2 305 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 109 (0.20%) SLA
4 77 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 65 (0.12%) MiFID
6 53 (0.096%) ISO 9001
7 52 (0.095%) WCAG
8 37 (0.067%) GCP
8 37 (0.067%) SEPA
9 24 (0.044%) Basel III
10 20 (0.036%) EMIR
10 20 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.033%) WAI
12 15 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 13 (0.024%) Dodd-Frank
14 12 (0.022%) ISO 14001
14 12 (0.022%) PMO
15 8 (0.015%) IFRS
16 6 (0.011%) GDPR
17 5 (0.009%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1644 (2.99%) Docker
2 128 (0.23%) Active Directory
3 84 (0.15%) Firmware
4 82 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 66 (0.12%) HDFS
6 50 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
7 45 (0.082%) Varnish
8 37 (0.067%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 36 (0.066%) Apache Flume
10 18 (0.033%) LXC
11 17 (0.031%) Dovecot
12 16 (0.029%) Hyper-V
12 16 (0.029%) VirtualBox
13 13 (0.024%) etcd
13 13 (0.024%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.018%) Oracle RAC
14 10 (0.018%) Shibboleth
15 9 (0.016%) vSphere
16 5 (0.009%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.009%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 491 (0.89%) Puppet
2 475 (0.86%) Ansible
3 347 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 283 (0.51%) Kubernetes
5 254 (0.46%) Kibana
6 130 (0.24%) Terraform
7 113 (0.21%) logstash
8 70 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 69 (0.13%) Control-M
10 64 (0.12%) Salt
11 63 (0.11%) WSUS
12 45 (0.082%) Grafana
13 42 (0.076%) Nagios
13 42 (0.076%) Packer
14 41 (0.075%) Capistrano
15 36 (0.066%) Opsview
16 27 (0.049%) HAProxy
17 25 (0.045%) cPanel
17 25 (0.045%) Oozie
17 25 (0.045%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7749 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 4411 (8.03%) Oracle
3 1400 (2.55%) Google
4 1325 (2.41%) SAP
5 829 (1.51%) Zend
6 739 (1.34%) Xamarin
7 686 (1.25%) Adobe
8 661 (1.20%) Tableau
9 621 (1.13%) Sitecore
10 619 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
11 535 (0.97%) Facebook
12 517 (0.94%) IBM
13 457 (0.83%) Apple
14 417 (0.76%) Sybase
15 302 (0.55%) Cognos
16 262 (0.48%) hybris
17 251 (0.46%) TIBCO
18 227 (0.41%) Twitter
19 170 (0.31%) Informatica
20 160 (0.29%) Atlassian