Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 53183 56635 63801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.55% 29.64% 29.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.90% 30.73% 30.19%
Number of salaries quoted 45625 50881 57152
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 50001 £47,500 +5.56% 3077
UK excluding London 0 31073 £41,500 +3.75% 1981
London -2 21321 £58,000 +0.87% 1217
South East 0 9250 £45,000 +5.88% 507
North of England 0 7486 £40,000 - 585
Midlands 0 4872 £38,500 +1.32% 331
North West 0 4407 £40,000 - 312
East of England 0 3658 £45,000 +5.88% 235
South West 0 3415 £40,000 - 200
West Midlands 0 3228 £37,500 - 163
Yorkshire +1 2767 £40,000 - 229
Scotland +1 1777 £42,500 +6.25% 73
East Midlands 0 1655 £40,000 - 167
Wales 0 500 £40,000 +8.30% 42
North East 0 318 £37,500 +1.35% 44
Northern Ireland +3 176 £36,500 +4.29% 8
Isle of Man +3 12 £50,000 -

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 24125 (45.36%) JavaScript
2 23448 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
3 21051 (39.58%) C#
4 19875 (37.37%) .NET
5 19770 (37.17%) HTML
6 17899 (33.66%) CSS
7 16885 (31.75%) SQL
8 15040 (28.28%) SQL Server
9 14716 (27.67%) MVC
10 14646 (27.54%) Java
11 12374 (23.27%) ASP.NET
12 11829 (22.24%) AngularJS
13 11398 (21.43%) TDD
14 11223 (21.10%) Finance
15 8841 (16.62%) jQuery
16 7873 (14.80%) Git (software)
17 7780 (14.63%) Scrum
18 7772 (14.61%) HTML5
19 7627 (14.34%) Web Development
20 7574 (14.24%) ASP.NET MVC
21 7560 (14.22%) Microsoft
22 7197 (13.53%) OO
23 6666 (12.53%) Degree
24 6556 (12.33%) PHP
25 6409 (12.05%) Web Services
26 5627 (10.58%) Node.js
27 5461 (10.27%) Front End Development
28 5324 (10.01%) MySQL
29 5233 (9.84%) Software Engineering
30 5206 (9.79%) 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 2131 (4.01%) CMS
2 1287 (2.42%) Apache
3 1210 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
4 1131 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 1087 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 1056 (1.99%) WordPress
7 893 (1.68%) IIS
8 707 (1.33%) JBoss
9 706 (1.33%) Apache Spark
10 679 (1.28%) Umbraco
11 662 (1.24%) Drupal
12 557 (1.05%) Confluence
13 534 (1.00%) WebSphere
14 436 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
15 346 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
16 328 (0.62%) Apache Solr
17 279 (0.52%) nginx
18 273 (0.51%) EPiServer
18 273 (0.51%) WebLogic
19 242 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 836 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 741 (1.39%) Photoshop
3 422 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
4 353 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
5 170 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 73 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 61 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 50 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
9 47 (0.088%) InVision
10 39 (0.073%) FileZilla
11 38 (0.071%) InDesign
12 31 (0.058%) InfoPath
13 26 (0.049%) Chatbot
14 24 (0.045%) GIMP
15 15 (0.028%) SPSS
16 11 (0.021%) Fireworks
16 11 (0.021%) HipChat
16 11 (0.021%) Moqups
17 7 (0.013%) Adobe Captivate
17 7 (0.013%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 688 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 678 (1.27%) Magento
3 194 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 145 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 119 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
6 76 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
7 72 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 65 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 46 (0.086%) Shopify
10 45 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
11 43 (0.081%) Eloqua
12 41 (0.077%) Markit EDM
12 41 (0.077%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 35 (0.066%) SAP CRM
14 34 (0.064%) Adobe Campaign
15 33 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
16 31 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
17 27 (0.051%) MetaTrader
17 27 (0.051%) NetSuite
18 26 (0.049%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3731 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3620 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1404 (2.64%) SaaS
4 1266 (2.38%) GitHub
5 525 (0.99%) npm
6 306 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 292 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 285 (0.54%) Google Play
9 256 (0.48%) Office 365
10 254 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
11 246 (0.46%) PaaS
12 197 (0.37%) Serverless
13 147 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
14 146 (0.27%) IaaS
15 139 (0.26%) Google Analytics
16 137 (0.26%) Amazon S3
17 113 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
17 113 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
18 111 (0.21%) Force.com
19 92 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1151 (2.16%) Internet
2 845 (1.59%) HTTP
3 310 (0.58%) Intranet
4 203 (0.38%) SMS
5 195 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 157 (0.30%) Broadband
7 134 (0.25%) DNS
8 124 (0.23%) FTP
9 92 (0.17%) SSL
10 91 (0.17%) Skype
11 90 (0.17%) Wireless
12 84 (0.16%) AMQP
13 81 (0.15%) SMTP
14 68 (0.13%) Hyperconnected
15 64 (0.12%) ATM
16 61 (0.11%) Firewall
17 57 (0.11%) Ethernet
18 54 (0.10%) SSH
19 48 (0.090%) HTTPS
20 43 (0.081%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15040 (28.28%) SQL Server
2 5324 (10.01%) MySQL
3 3731 (7.02%) NoSQL
4 2973 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2816 (5.29%) Relational Database
6 2742 (5.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2448 (4.60%) MongoDB
8 2230 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
9 1814 (3.41%) Big Data
10 1729 (3.25%) SQL Server 2014
11 1623 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
12 1486 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1338 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
14 1272 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
15 1099 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
16 965 (1.81%) Hadoop
17 911 (1.71%) RDBMS
18 873 (1.64%) Power BI
19 860 (1.62%) Redis
20 793 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7873 (14.80%) Git (software)
2 2995 (5.63%) Visual Studio
3 2141 (4.03%) JIRA
4 2129 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2106 (3.96%) Subversion
6 2076 (3.90%) Jenkins
7 1600 (3.01%) Maven
8 1569 (2.95%) NUnit
9 1421 (2.67%) JUnit
10 1396 (2.62%) TeamCity
11 1127 (2.12%) gulp
12 1124 (2.11%) Selenium
13 924 (1.74%) Grunt
14 692 (1.30%) webpack
15 635 (1.19%) Cucumber
16 633 (1.19%) Rhino Mocks
17 618 (1.16%) Moq
18 559 (1.05%) Eclipse
19 543 (1.02%) Jasmine
20 497 (0.93%) Gradle
General
1 11223 (21.10%) Finance
2 4114 (7.74%) Banking
3 2806 (5.28%) Marketing
4 2524 (4.75%) Retail
5 2224 (4.18%) Investment Banking
6 1840 (3.46%) Games
7 1454 (2.73%) Telecoms
8 1404 (2.64%) Retail Banking
9 1362 (2.56%) Front Office
10 1312 (2.47%) Advertising
11 1095 (2.06%) Manufacturing
12 1086 (2.04%) Electronics
13 610 (1.15%) Legal
14 475 (0.89%) Financial Institution
15 440 (0.83%) Publishing
16 430 (0.81%) Back Office
17 326 (0.61%) Automotive
18 288 (0.54%) Law
19 253 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
20 222 (0.42%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19875 (37.37%) .NET
2 19770 (37.17%) HTML
3 17899 (33.66%) CSS
4 12374 (23.27%) ASP.NET
5 11829 (22.24%) AngularJS
6 8841 (16.62%) jQuery
7 7772 (14.61%) HTML5
8 7574 (14.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6409 (12.05%) Web Services
10 5627 (10.58%) Node.js
11 5206 (9.79%) RESTful
12 4833 (9.09%) React
13 4756 (8.94%) CSS3
14 4731 (8.90%) Spring
15 4723 (8.88%) ASP.NET Web API
16 4648 (8.74%) .NET Framework
17 4349 (8.18%) REST
18 4333 (8.15%) XML
19 4065 (7.64%) WCF
20 3547 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4687 (8.81%) Computer Science
2 3916 (7.36%) Greenfield Project
3 3723 (7.00%) User Experience
4 2763 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
5 2371 (4.46%) Mobile App
6 2043 (3.84%) Fintech
7 1376 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
8 1024 (1.93%) Algorithms
9 942 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 854 (1.61%) Data Structures
11 831 (1.56%) Derivative
12 645 (1.21%) Equities
13 564 (1.06%) iPad
14 561 (1.05%) Hedge funds
15 471 (0.89%) Fixed Income
16 448 (0.84%) Social Media
17 423 (0.80%) Client/Server
18 368 (0.69%) Management Information System
19 362 (0.68%) N-Tier
20 343 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5020 (9.44%) Linux
2 3155 (5.93%) Windows
3 2440 (4.59%) Android
4 2082 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 1734 (3.26%) Unix
6 321 (0.60%) Windows Server
7 139 (0.26%) Mac OS X
8 135 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 119 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 88 (0.17%) Solaris
11 84 (0.16%) CentOS
12 80 (0.15%) Debian
13 78 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 73 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 61 (0.11%) AIX
16 60 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 44 (0.083%) Windows Phone
18 42 (0.079%) Windows 7
19 38 (0.071%) Windows 10
20 35 (0.066%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23448 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
2 14716 (27.67%) MVC
3 11398 (21.43%) TDD
4 7780 (14.63%) Scrum
5 7627 (14.34%) Web Development
6 7197 (13.53%) OO
7 5461 (10.27%) Front End Development
8 5233 (9.84%) Software Engineering
9 5072 (9.54%) BDD
10 4864 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
11 4419 (8.31%) Business Intelligence
12 4014 (7.55%) SDLC
13 3807 (7.16%) Unit Testing
14 3511 (6.60%) Test Automation
15 3282 (6.17%) OOP
16 3260 (6.13%) E-Commerce
17 2894 (5.44%) Web Application Development
18 2778 (5.22%) Microservices
19 2741 (5.15%) Mentoring
20 2382 (4.48%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 24125 (45.36%) JavaScript
2 21051 (39.58%) C#
3 16885 (31.75%) SQL
4 14646 (27.54%) Java
5 6556 (12.33%) PHP
6 4850 (9.12%) Python
7 3979 (7.48%) T-SQL
8 3560 (6.69%) C++
9 2444 (4.60%) Ruby
10 1781 (3.35%) VB.NET
11 1555 (2.92%) C
12 1344 (2.53%) Scala
13 1290 (2.43%) PL/SQL
14 1179 (2.22%) TypeScript
15 1017 (1.91%) ES6
16 855 (1.61%) Objective-C
17 827 (1.56%) VB
18 658 (1.24%) Apple Swift
19 620 (1.17%) PowerShell
20 611 (1.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6666 (12.53%) Degree
2 2201 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 693 (1.30%) Security Cleared
4 461 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 390 (0.73%) SC Cleared
6 316 (0.59%) PhD
7 212 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
8 172 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 103 (0.19%) MCSD
10 86 (0.16%) MCP
11 64 (0.12%) MCAD
12 60 (0.11%) MCPD
13 59 (0.11%) DV Cleared
14 58 (0.11%) MCTS
15 56 (0.11%) HND
16 49 (0.092%) Sun Certification
17 47 (0.088%) ISTQB
18 35 (0.066%) DBS Check
19 30 (0.056%) PMI Certification
20 25 (0.047%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1898 (3.57%) QA
2 335 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 144 (0.27%) SLA
4 88 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 56 (0.11%) MiFID
6 54 (0.10%) WCAG
7 44 (0.083%) GCP
8 37 (0.070%) SEPA
9 32 (0.060%) ISO 9001
10 31 (0.058%) WAI
11 20 (0.038%) PMO
12 19 (0.036%) EMIR
13 18 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 16 (0.030%) Basel III
15 15 (0.028%) IFRS
16 14 (0.026%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 13 (0.024%) IFRS 9
18 11 (0.021%) GDPR
19 10 (0.019%) GAMP
20 9 (0.017%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1851 (3.48%) Docker
2 165 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 83 (0.16%) HDFS
4 67 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 66 (0.12%) Firmware
6 45 (0.085%) Apache Flume
7 36 (0.068%) Varnish
8 32 (0.060%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (0.043%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 17 (0.032%) Hyper-V
11 15 (0.028%) VirtualBox
12 11 (0.021%) vSphere
13 10 (0.019%) Dovecot
14 8 (0.015%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.015%) Samba
14 8 (0.015%) Squid
15 5 (0.009%) etcd
15 5 (0.009%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.009%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.008%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 545 (1.02%) Puppet
2 522 (0.98%) Ansible
3 355 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 311 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 218 (0.41%) Kibana
6 125 (0.24%) Terraform
7 71 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 69 (0.13%) logstash
9 66 (0.12%) WSUS
10 50 (0.094%) Capistrano
10 50 (0.094%) Salt
11 48 (0.090%) Nagios
12 47 (0.088%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 38 (0.071%) Grafana
14 36 (0.068%) Packer
15 35 (0.066%) Opsview
16 33 (0.062%) Hadoop YARN
17 32 (0.060%) Control-M
18 30 (0.056%) Oozie
19 23 (0.043%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 7560 (14.22%) Microsoft
2 4164 (7.83%) Oracle
3 1435 (2.70%) Google
4 1383 (2.60%) SAP
5 831 (1.56%) Zend
6 673 (1.27%) Tableau
7 654 (1.23%) Adobe
8 617 (1.16%) Sitecore
9 594 (1.12%) Xamarin
10 552 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 550 (1.03%) Facebook
12 496 (0.93%) IBM
13 447 (0.84%) Sybase
14 443 (0.83%) Apple
15 331 (0.62%) Cognos
16 272 (0.51%) hybris
17 252 (0.47%) TIBCO
18 182 (0.34%) Twitter
19 174 (0.33%) Informatica
20 164 (0.31%) MicroStrategy