Period
to 13 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 54814 55257 62566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.43% 29.72% 29.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.71% 30.79% 30.28%
Number of salaries quoted 47346 49560 56645
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 172841 179436 206616
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.52% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 139017 149829 172348
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,494
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 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 51643 £47,500 +5.56% 3953
UK excluding London 0 32695 £42,000 +5.00% 2367
London -2 21305 £57,500 - 1741
South East 0 10121 £45,000 +5.88% 603
North of England 0 7806 £40,000 - 738
Midlands 0 4968 £37,500 -6.25% 373
North West 0 4465 £40,000 - 407
East of England 0 3845 £45,000 +5.88% 264
South West 0 3567 £40,000 - 226
West Midlands 0 3114 £37,500 - 179
Yorkshire 0 2885 £40,000 - 296
East Midlands 0 1862 £37,750 -5.63% 190
Scotland 0 1723 £42,500 +6.25% 102
Wales 0 531 £37,500 +4.17% 51
North East 0 464 £36,000 -4.00% 35
Northern Ireland +2 185 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Isle of Man -5 11 £50,000 +8.11%
Channel Islands 0 1 £60,000 +50.00%

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 24722 (45.10%) JavaScript
2 24289 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
3 21753 (39.69%) C#
4 20349 (37.12%) .NET
5 19837 (36.19%) HTML
6 17913 (32.68%) CSS
7 17279 (31.52%) SQL
8 15381 (28.06%) MVC
9 15241 (27.80%) SQL Server
10 14899 (27.18%) Java
11 12675 (23.12%) ASP.NET
12 12055 (21.99%) AngularJS
13 11711 (21.36%) TDD
14 10724 (19.56%) Finance
15 8932 (16.30%) jQuery
16 7903 (14.42%) Git (software)
17 7851 (14.32%) Web Development
18 7849 (14.32%) Scrum
19 7845 (14.31%) HTML5
20 7805 (14.24%) ASP.NET MVC
21 7606 (13.88%) Microsoft
22 7152 (13.05%) OO
23 7146 (13.04%) PHP
24 6641 (12.12%) Degree
25 6247 (11.40%) Web Services
26 5997 (10.94%) Node.js
27 5713 (10.42%) RESTful
28 5580 (10.18%) MySQL
29 5570 (10.16%) Front End Development
30 5569 (10.16%) 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 2081 (3.80%) CMS
2 1282 (2.34%) Apache
3 1266 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
4 1234 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 1072 (1.96%) WordPress
6 1047 (1.91%) Tomcat
7 916 (1.67%) IIS
8 695 (1.27%) Umbraco
9 677 (1.24%) JBoss
10 675 (1.23%) Apache Spark
11 621 (1.13%) Drupal
12 543 (0.99%) Confluence
13 430 (0.78%) WebSphere
14 353 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
15 347 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
16 324 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
17 296 (0.54%) nginx
18 279 (0.51%) Apache Solr
19 256 (0.47%) EPiServer
20 237 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 785 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 696 (1.27%) Photoshop
3 400 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
4 334 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 170 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 77 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 47 (0.086%) Chatbot
8 45 (0.082%) InfoPath
9 44 (0.080%) MS Visio
10 38 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
11 36 (0.066%) InDesign
12 32 (0.058%) InVision
13 24 (0.044%) GIMP
14 23 (0.042%) SPSS
15 20 (0.036%) FileZilla
16 12 (0.022%) HipChat
17 9 (0.016%) Fireworks
17 9 (0.016%) Moqups
18 8 (0.015%) 3ds Max
18 8 (0.015%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 732 (1.34%) Magento
2 720 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 253 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 189 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 147 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
6 99 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
7 64 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 53 (0.097%) Shopify
9 51 (0.093%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 47 (0.086%) NetSuite
11 45 (0.082%) SAP CRM
12 44 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
13 36 (0.066%) Adobe Campaign
14 32 (0.058%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 29 (0.053%) Markit EDM
15 29 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
16 27 (0.049%) Oracle ERP
17 24 (0.044%) MetaTrader
18 23 (0.042%) Cognos TM1
18 23 (0.042%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 3995 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3920 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1484 (2.71%) SaaS
4 1342 (2.45%) GitHub
5 574 (1.05%) npm
6 382 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 345 (0.63%) Office 365
8 322 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 313 (0.57%) Google Play
10 230 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
11 223 (0.41%) PaaS
12 205 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
13 202 (0.37%) Serverless
14 165 (0.30%) Amazon S3
15 138 (0.25%) IaaS
16 136 (0.25%) Heroku
17 128 (0.23%) Google Analytics
18 117 (0.21%) Slack
19 107 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
20 105 (0.19%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1259 (2.30%) Internet
2 749 (1.37%) HTTP
3 298 (0.54%) Intranet
4 289 (0.53%) SMS
5 202 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 198 (0.36%) Broadband
7 128 (0.23%) Wireless
8 109 (0.20%) DNS
9 106 (0.19%) Hyperconnected
10 98 (0.18%) SSL
11 97 (0.18%) AMQP
12 90 (0.16%) FTP
13 79 (0.14%) Skype
14 62 (0.11%) Firewall
15 60 (0.11%) ATM
15 60 (0.11%) SMTP
16 56 (0.10%) HTTPS
17 52 (0.095%) Ethernet
18 50 (0.091%) Wi-Fi
19 49 (0.089%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15241 (27.80%) SQL Server
2 5580 (10.18%) MySQL
3 3893 (7.10%) NoSQL
4 2902 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2782 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2583 (4.71%) Relational Database
7 2416 (4.41%) MongoDB
8 2182 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
9 2066 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
10 1843 (3.36%) Big Data
11 1799 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
12 1508 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1453 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
14 1093 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
15 962 (1.76%) Hadoop
16 943 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
17 855 (1.56%) Power BI
18 816 (1.49%) Redis
19 790 (1.44%) Oracle Database
20 784 (1.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7903 (14.42%) Git (software)
2 2957 (5.39%) Visual Studio
3 2071 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 2055 (3.75%) Subversion
5 2015 (3.68%) Jenkins
6 1993 (3.64%) JIRA
7 1552 (2.83%) NUnit
8 1455 (2.65%) Maven
9 1352 (2.47%) JUnit
10 1252 (2.28%) TeamCity
11 1133 (2.07%) gulp
12 1123 (2.05%) Selenium
13 893 (1.63%) Grunt
14 778 (1.42%) webpack
15 703 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
16 681 (1.24%) Cucumber
17 678 (1.24%) Moq
18 575 (1.05%) Bitbucket
19 545 (0.99%) Eclipse
20 536 (0.98%) Jasmine
General
1 10724 (19.56%) Finance
2 3834 (6.99%) Banking
3 2627 (4.79%) Retail
4 2561 (4.67%) Marketing
5 2057 (3.75%) Games
6 1946 (3.55%) Advertising
7 1903 (3.47%) Investment Banking
8 1349 (2.46%) Telecoms
9 1295 (2.36%) Front Office
10 1157 (2.11%) Retail Banking
11 926 (1.69%) Manufacturing
12 898 (1.64%) Electronics
13 473 (0.86%) Legal
14 440 (0.80%) Publishing
15 420 (0.77%) Financial Institution
16 410 (0.75%) Back Office
17 378 (0.69%) Law
18 353 (0.64%) Automotive
19 257 (0.47%) Music Industry
20 230 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20349 (37.12%) .NET
2 19837 (36.19%) HTML
3 17913 (32.68%) CSS
4 12675 (23.12%) ASP.NET
5 12055 (21.99%) AngularJS
6 8932 (16.30%) jQuery
7 7845 (14.31%) HTML5
8 7805 (14.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6247 (11.40%) Web Services
10 5997 (10.94%) Node.js
11 5713 (10.42%) RESTful
12 5234 (9.55%) React
13 5100 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4940 (9.01%) .NET Framework
15 4894 (8.93%) CSS3
16 4847 (8.84%) Spring
17 4348 (7.93%) WCF
18 4282 (7.81%) REST
19 3988 (7.28%) XML
20 3780 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4661 (8.50%) Computer Science
2 4199 (7.66%) Greenfield Project
3 3640 (6.64%) User Experience
4 2721 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
5 2368 (4.32%) Mobile App
6 2292 (4.18%) Fintech
7 1422 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
8 980 (1.79%) Algorithms
9 849 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 766 (1.40%) Data Structures
11 741 (1.35%) Derivative
12 655 (1.19%) Equities
13 560 (1.02%) Client/Server
14 543 (0.99%) Hedge funds
15 479 (0.87%) Fixed Income
16 460 (0.84%) Social Media
17 431 (0.79%) iPad
18 355 (0.65%) Management Information System
19 338 (0.62%) N-Tier
20 324 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4935 (9.00%) Linux
2 3058 (5.58%) Windows
3 2393 (4.37%) Android
4 2073 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 1700 (3.10%) Unix
6 280 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 132 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 109 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 95 (0.17%) CentOS
10 94 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 92 (0.17%) Debian
12 85 (0.16%) AIX
13 82 (0.15%) Solaris
14 73 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 54 (0.099%) Windows 7
16 48 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
17 46 (0.084%) Windows 10
18 45 (0.082%) Windows Phone
19 39 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
20 32 (0.058%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24289 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 15381 (28.06%) MVC
3 11711 (21.36%) TDD
4 7851 (14.32%) Web Development
5 7849 (14.32%) Scrum
6 7152 (13.05%) OO
7 5570 (10.16%) Front End Development
8 5569 (10.16%) Software Engineering
9 5511 (10.05%) BDD
10 4765 (8.69%) Continuous Integration
11 4152 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
12 4005 (7.31%) SDLC
13 3918 (7.15%) Unit Testing
14 3632 (6.63%) Test Automation
15 3542 (6.46%) OOP
16 3407 (6.22%) E-Commerce
17 3405 (6.21%) Web Application Development
18 3071 (5.60%) Microservices
19 2700 (4.93%) Mentoring
20 2421 (4.42%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24722 (45.10%) JavaScript
2 21753 (39.69%) C#
3 17279 (31.52%) SQL
4 14899 (27.18%) Java
5 7146 (13.04%) PHP
6 5032 (9.18%) Python
7 4005 (7.31%) T-SQL
8 3569 (6.51%) C++
9 2797 (5.10%) Ruby
10 1804 (3.29%) VB.NET
11 1581 (2.88%) C
12 1364 (2.49%) Scala
13 1283 (2.34%) TypeScript
14 1195 (2.18%) PL/SQL
15 1009 (1.84%) ES6
16 900 (1.64%) VB
17 840 (1.53%) Objective-C
18 688 (1.26%) Apple Swift
19 613 (1.12%) PowerShell
20 545 (0.99%) Go
Qualifications
1 6641 (12.12%) Degree
2 2091 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 663 (1.21%) Security Cleared
4 504 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 375 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 322 (0.59%) PhD
7 200 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
8 176 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 102 (0.19%) MCSD
10 99 (0.18%) MCP
11 86 (0.16%) MCPD
12 66 (0.12%) MCAD
13 59 (0.11%) MCTS
14 56 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
15 50 (0.091%) HND
16 46 (0.084%) DV Cleared
17 43 (0.078%) ISTQB
17 43 (0.078%) Sun Certification
18 41 (0.075%) DBS Check
19 34 (0.062%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2002 (3.65%) QA
2 307 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 132 (0.24%) SLA
4 90 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 70 (0.13%) GCP
6 56 (0.10%) WCAG
7 41 (0.075%) MiFID
8 38 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 35 (0.064%) PMO
10 25 (0.046%) WAI
11 22 (0.040%) GDPR
12 20 (0.036%) ISO 9001
12 20 (0.036%) SEPA
13 19 (0.035%) EMIR
14 16 (0.029%) IFRS
15 14 (0.026%) Basel III
15 14 (0.026%) IFRS 9
16 13 (0.024%) HL7
17 12 (0.022%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 11 (0.020%) GAMP
System Software
1 2142 (3.91%) Docker
2 141 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 99 (0.18%) HDFS
4 64 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 48 (0.088%) Firmware
6 37 (0.068%) Apache Flume
7 30 (0.055%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (0.044%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 21 (0.038%) Varnish
10 19 (0.035%) Hyper-V
10 19 (0.035%) VirtualBox
11 14 (0.026%) Samba
11 14 (0.026%) vSphere
12 10 (0.018%) GridGain
13 9 (0.016%) KVM
13 9 (0.016%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.015%) Squid
14 8 (0.015%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.009%) Dovecot
15 5 (0.009%) LXC
Systems Management
1 573 (1.05%) Ansible
2 547 (1.00%) Puppet
3 387 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 386 (0.70%) Kubernetes
5 251 (0.46%) Kibana
6 156 (0.28%) Terraform
7 96 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 90 (0.16%) WSUS
9 67 (0.12%) logstash
10 66 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 56 (0.10%) Capistrano
12 44 (0.080%) Packer
13 42 (0.077%) Nagios
14 41 (0.075%) HockeyApp
14 41 (0.075%) Salt
15 38 (0.069%) Hadoop YARN
16 37 (0.068%) Docker Swarm
17 36 (0.066%) Oozie
18 30 (0.055%) Consul
19 29 (0.053%) Grafana
Vendors
1 7606 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 3936 (7.18%) Oracle
3 2016 (3.68%) Google
4 1259 (2.30%) SAP
5 916 (1.67%) Zend
6 640 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
7 634 (1.16%) Facebook
8 628 (1.15%) Adobe
9 625 (1.14%) Tableau
10 611 (1.11%) Xamarin
11 524 (0.96%) Sitecore
12 485 (0.88%) Apple
13 470 (0.86%) Twitter
14 453 (0.83%) IBM
15 364 (0.66%) Sybase
16 308 (0.56%) Cognos
17 252 (0.46%) hybris
18 231 (0.42%) TIBCO
19 229 (0.42%) Capita
20 202 (0.37%) Atlassian