Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 52,798 52,555 61,104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.72% 29.87% 29.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.97% 30.96% 30.37%
Number of salaries quoted 45,999 47,195 55,494
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,625
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 165,167 169,750 201,213
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.48% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 134,266 141,304 168,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,673
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 49,772 £47,500 +5.56% 8,925
UK excluding London 0 31,746 £42,500 +6.25% 5,656
London -2 20,275 £60,000 +4.35% 3,698
South East 0 9,956 £45,000 +5.88% 1,423
North of England 0 7,674 £40,000 - 1,586
Midlands 0 4,703 £37,500 -6.25% 942
North West 0 4,215 £40,000 - 903
East of England 0 3,652 £45,000 +5.88% 653
South West +1 3,460 £40,000 - 615
Yorkshire 0 2,971 £40,000 - 589
West Midlands 0 2,897 £37,500 -3.85% 479
East Midlands 0 1,812 £37,500 -6.25% 461
Scotland -1 1,645 £42,500 +1.19% 247
Wales 0 533 £39,000 +4.00% 144
North East 0 494 £35,000 -6.67% 94
Northern Ireland 0 171 £39,000 +11.43% 48
Isle of Man -3 11 £50,000 +10.50%
Channel Islands 0 1 £60,000 +33.33%

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 24,000 (45.46%) JavaScript
2 23,369 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
3 21,334 (40.41%) C#
4 19,864 (37.62%) .NET
5 19,082 (36.14%) HTML
6 17,310 (32.79%) CSS
7 16,590 (31.42%) SQL
8 15,049 (28.50%) MVC
9 14,654 (27.75%) SQL Server
10 14,185 (26.87%) Java
11 12,385 (23.46%) ASP.NET
12 11,782 (22.32%) AngularJS
13 11,454 (21.69%) TDD
14 9,710 (18.39%) Finance
15 8,628 (16.34%) jQuery
16 7,742 (14.66%) ASP.NET MVC
17 7,722 (14.63%) Git (software)
18 7,619 (14.43%) Web Development
19 7,513 (14.23%) Scrum
20 7,481 (14.17%) HTML5
21 7,307 (13.84%) Microsoft
22 7,098 (13.44%) PHP
23 6,732 (12.75%) OO
24 6,295 (11.92%) Degree
25 6,017 (11.40%) Node.js
26 5,859 (11.10%) Web Services
27 5,692 (10.78%) RESTful
28 5,603 (10.61%) Software Engineering
29 5,581 (10.57%) BDD
30 5,471 (10.36%) 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 2,011 (3.81%) CMS
2 1,251 (2.37%) SharePoint
3 1,232 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1,155 (2.19%) Apache
5 1,050 (1.99%) WordPress
6 914 (1.73%) Tomcat
7 850 (1.61%) IIS
8 759 (1.44%) Umbraco
9 618 (1.17%) JBoss
10 597 (1.13%) Apache Spark
11 582 (1.10%) Drupal
12 486 (0.92%) Confluence
13 361 (0.68%) WebSphere
14 354 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
15 349 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
16 327 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
17 311 (0.59%) nginx
18 276 (0.52%) EPiServer
19 223 (0.42%) Apache Solr
20 203 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 680 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 654 (1.24%) Photoshop
3 348 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
4 280 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 163 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 67 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 57 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 46 (0.087%) InfoPath
9 38 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
10 35 (0.066%) InDesign
10 35 (0.066%) MS Visio
11 24 (0.045%) SPSS
12 20 (0.038%) GIMP
13 18 (0.034%) InVision
14 12 (0.023%) Acrobat
14 12 (0.023%) Weka
15 11 (0.021%) HipChat
15 11 (0.021%) Maya
16 10 (0.019%) FileZilla
17 9 (0.017%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 713 (1.35%) Magento
2 697 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 265 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 177 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 143 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
6 107 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
7 62 (0.12%) Shopify
8 59 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
9 52 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
10 51 (0.097%) NetSuite
11 48 (0.091%) SAP CRM
12 46 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
13 41 (0.078%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 39 (0.074%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 31 (0.059%) Markit EDM
15 31 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
16 28 (0.053%) Adobe Campaign
17 26 (0.049%) Cognos TM1
18 25 (0.047%) Eloqua
19 21 (0.040%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 3,981 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 3,820 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
3 1,392 (2.64%) SaaS
4 1,242 (2.35%) GitHub
5 595 (1.13%) npm
6 385 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 375 (0.71%) Office 365
8 294 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 261 (0.49%) Google Play
10 246 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
11 232 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
12 219 (0.41%) PaaS
12 219 (0.41%) Serverless
13 185 (0.35%) Amazon S3
14 150 (0.28%) Heroku
15 132 (0.25%) IaaS
16 124 (0.23%) Google Analytics
17 120 (0.23%) Slack
18 98 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
19 95 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,219 (2.31%) Internet
2 678 (1.28%) HTTP
3 295 (0.56%) Intranet
4 268 (0.51%) SMS
5 206 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 204 (0.39%) Broadband
7 147 (0.28%) Wireless
8 122 (0.23%) Hyperconnected
9 97 (0.18%) DNS
10 93 (0.18%) SSL
11 88 (0.17%) FTP
12 85 (0.16%) AMQP
13 80 (0.15%) SSH
14 60 (0.11%) Firewall
14 60 (0.11%) Skype
15 53 (0.10%) HTTPS
16 50 (0.095%) ATM
17 49 (0.093%) Wi-Fi
18 41 (0.078%) Ethernet
19 40 (0.076%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14,654 (27.75%) SQL Server
2 5,441 (10.31%) MySQL
3 3,903 (7.39%) NoSQL
4 2,710 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2,646 (5.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2,381 (4.51%) MongoDB
7 2,312 (4.38%) Relational Database
8 2,257 (4.27%) SQL Server 2016
9 2,010 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
10 1,764 (3.34%) Big Data
11 1,730 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
12 1,514 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
13 1,437 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 922 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
15 874 (1.66%) Hadoop
16 855 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
17 816 (1.55%) Power BI
18 756 (1.43%) Redis
19 723 (1.37%) Oracle Database
20 698 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7,722 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 2,726 (5.16%) Visual Studio
3 1,968 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 1,950 (3.69%) Subversion
5 1,911 (3.62%) Jenkins
6 1,820 (3.45%) JIRA
7 1,479 (2.80%) NUnit
8 1,358 (2.57%) Maven
9 1,209 (2.29%) JUnit
10 1,114 (2.11%) gulp
11 1,111 (2.10%) Selenium
12 1,066 (2.02%) TeamCity
13 856 (1.62%) Grunt
14 819 (1.55%) webpack
15 705 (1.34%) Rhino Mocks
16 686 (1.30%) Cucumber
17 654 (1.24%) Moq
18 564 (1.07%) Bitbucket
19 540 (1.02%) Gradle
20 522 (0.99%) Jasmine
General
1 9,710 (18.39%) Finance
2 3,247 (6.15%) Banking
3 2,539 (4.81%) Retail
4 2,249 (4.26%) Marketing
5 2,204 (4.17%) Advertising
6 2,014 (3.81%) Games
7 1,426 (2.70%) Investment Banking
8 1,135 (2.15%) Front Office
9 1,066 (2.02%) Telecoms
10 705 (1.34%) Retail Banking
11 637 (1.21%) Manufacturing
12 604 (1.14%) Electronics
13 475 (0.90%) Legal
14 405 (0.77%) Law
15 393 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 381 (0.72%) Back Office
17 367 (0.70%) Publishing
18 314 (0.59%) Automotive
19 262 (0.50%) Music Industry
20 196 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19,864 (37.62%) .NET
2 19,082 (36.14%) HTML
3 17,310 (32.79%) CSS
4 12,385 (23.46%) ASP.NET
5 11,782 (22.32%) AngularJS
6 8,628 (16.34%) jQuery
7 7,742 (14.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7,481 (14.17%) HTML5
9 6,017 (11.40%) Node.js
10 5,859 (11.10%) Web Services
11 5,692 (10.78%) RESTful
12 5,281 (10.00%) React
13 5,077 (9.62%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4,914 (9.31%) .NET Framework
15 4,724 (8.95%) CSS3
16 4,595 (8.70%) Spring
17 4,379 (8.29%) WCF
18 4,094 (7.75%) REST
19 3,716 (7.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 3,656 (6.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4,351 (8.24%) Computer Science
2 4,169 (7.90%) Greenfield Project
3 3,443 (6.52%) User Experience
4 2,465 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2,363 (4.48%) Fintech
6 2,283 (4.32%) Mobile App
7 1,462 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
8 962 (1.82%) Algorithms
9 698 (1.32%) Data Structures
10 685 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 566 (1.07%) Equities
12 552 (1.05%) Derivative
13 525 (0.99%) Client/Server
14 506 (0.96%) Hedge funds
15 437 (0.83%) Social Media
16 410 (0.78%) Fixed Income
17 362 (0.69%) Management Information System
18 343 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
19 278 (0.53%) iPhone
20 277 (0.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4,594 (8.70%) Linux
2 2,782 (5.27%) Windows
3 2,203 (4.17%) Android
4 1,904 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 1,571 (2.98%) Unix
6 259 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 141 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 108 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 96 (0.18%) CentOS
10 95 (0.18%) Debian
11 93 (0.18%) AIX
12 72 (0.14%) Solaris
13 68 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 62 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 49 (0.093%) Windows 7
16 47 (0.089%) Windows Server 2008
17 46 (0.087%) Windows 10
18 38 (0.072%) Windows Server 2012
19 35 (0.066%) Windows Phone
20 29 (0.055%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23,369 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 15,049 (28.50%) MVC
3 11,454 (21.69%) TDD
4 7,619 (14.43%) Web Development
5 7,513 (14.23%) Scrum
6 6,732 (12.75%) OO
7 5,603 (10.61%) Software Engineering
8 5,581 (10.57%) BDD
9 5,471 (10.36%) Front End Development
10 4,527 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
11 3,739 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
12 3,696 (7.00%) Unit Testing
13 3,636 (6.89%) SDLC
14 3,544 (6.71%) Web Application Development
15 3,489 (6.61%) Test Automation
16 3,435 (6.51%) OOP
17 3,272 (6.20%) E-Commerce
18 3,043 (5.76%) Microservices
19 2,593 (4.91%) Mentoring
20 2,398 (4.54%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24,000 (45.46%) JavaScript
2 21,334 (40.41%) C#
3 16,590 (31.42%) SQL
4 14,185 (26.87%) Java
5 7,098 (13.44%) PHP
6 4,790 (9.07%) Python
7 3,778 (7.16%) T-SQL
8 3,282 (6.22%) C++
9 2,926 (5.54%) Ruby
10 1,695 (3.21%) VB.NET
11 1,424 (2.70%) C
12 1,422 (2.69%) Scala
13 1,360 (2.58%) TypeScript
14 1,049 (1.99%) PL/SQL
15 1,037 (1.96%) ES6
16 877 (1.66%) VB
17 781 (1.48%) Objective-C
18 643 (1.22%) Apple Swift
19 591 (1.12%) PowerShell
20 569 (1.08%) Go
Qualifications
1 6,295 (11.92%) Degree
2 1,928 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 601 (1.14%) Security Cleared
4 483 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 355 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 310 (0.59%) PhD
7 187 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
8 186 (0.35%) Master's Degree
9 96 (0.18%) MCSD
10 87 (0.16%) MCPD
11 85 (0.16%) MCP
12 62 (0.12%) MCAD
13 60 (0.11%) MCTS
14 57 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
14 57 (0.11%) Sun Certification
15 44 (0.083%) ISTQB
16 41 (0.078%) HND
17 37 (0.070%) DBS Check
18 35 (0.066%) DV Cleared
18 35 (0.066%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,831 (3.47%) QA
2 264 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 135 (0.26%) SLA
4 99 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 80 (0.15%) GCP
6 42 (0.080%) MiFID
6 42 (0.080%) PMO
6 42 (0.080%) WCAG
7 41 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 30 (0.057%) GDPR
9 22 (0.042%) WAI
10 21 (0.040%) EMIR
11 15 (0.028%) IFRS
12 14 (0.027%) HL7
12 14 (0.027%) IFRS 9
12 14 (0.027%) ISO 9001
13 13 (0.025%) SEPA
14 12 (0.023%) Disclosure Scotland
15 11 (0.021%) GAMP
16 10 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2,181 (4.13%) Docker
2 157 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 99 (0.19%) HDFS
4 55 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (0.081%) Firmware
6 40 (0.076%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (0.042%) Apache Flume
7 22 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 20 (0.038%) VirtualBox
9 19 (0.036%) Hyper-V
9 19 (0.036%) vSphere
10 18 (0.034%) Varnish
11 14 (0.027%) Samba
12 12 (0.023%) KVM
13 11 (0.021%) GridGain
14 9 (0.017%) Oracle RAC
15 8 (0.015%) Squid
16 6 (0.011%) LXC
17 5 (0.009%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.009%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 569 (1.08%) Ansible
2 540 (1.02%) Puppet
3 401 (0.76%) Kubernetes
4 378 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 238 (0.45%) Kibana
6 165 (0.31%) Terraform
7 110 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 103 (0.20%) WSUS
9 72 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 67 (0.13%) HockeyApp
11 49 (0.093%) logstash
12 47 (0.089%) Docker Swarm
13 46 (0.087%) Capistrano
14 42 (0.080%) Hadoop YARN
15 40 (0.076%) Consul
15 40 (0.076%) Packer
16 31 (0.059%) Salt
17 29 (0.055%) Nagios
18 28 (0.053%) Oozie
19 26 (0.049%) Graphite
Vendors
1 7,307 (13.84%) Microsoft
2 3,505 (6.64%) Oracle
3 1,986 (3.76%) Google
4 984 (1.86%) SAP
5 911 (1.73%) Zend
6 647 (1.23%) Facebook
7 646 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
8 627 (1.19%) Xamarin
9 582 (1.10%) Tableau
10 550 (1.04%) Adobe
11 503 (0.95%) Twitter
12 497 (0.94%) Sitecore
13 459 (0.87%) Apple
14 392 (0.74%) IBM
15 347 (0.66%) Capita
16 256 (0.48%) Sybase
17 254 (0.48%) Cognos
18 218 (0.41%) hybris
19 214 (0.41%) Atlassian
20 204 (0.39%) TIBCO