Period
to 4 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 19,339 39,077 51,647
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 29.06% 27.32% 29.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.61% 28.50% 31.05%
Number of salaries quoted 18,452 36,021 47,722
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +8.75%

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 63,188 137,103 166,315
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.85% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 50,836 109,526 134,258
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the UK

Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer.

Salary trend for Developer in the UK

Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Developer in the UK

Developer
Top 19 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 4 August 2020. 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 17,736 £55,000 +10.00% 3,304
UK excluding London +1 10,953 £47,500 +5.56% 2,400
London -1 7,894 £70,000 +7.69% 1,131
South East 0 3,475 £50,000 +5.26% 493
North of England +1 2,909 £45,000 +5.88% 751
Work from Home 0 2,178 £55,000 +10.00% 660
North West +1 1,658 £47,500 +7.95% 445
Midlands 0 1,336 £45,000 +5.88% 380
South West 0 1,276 £45,000 +5.88% 313
Yorkshire 0 1,045 £45,000 +5.88% 214
West Midlands -1 787 £45,000 +5.88% 198
East of England +1 746 £45,000 -10.00% 227
Scotland +1 710 £45,000 - 138
East Midlands 0 539 £41,250 +3.13% 180
Wales +1 349 £44,379 +10.95% 74
North East +1 207 £43,000 +1.18% 92
Northern Ireland 0 157 £50,000 +19.05% 24
Isle of Man +5 7 £52,500 -4.55% 1
Channel Islands -9 4 £67,500 +28.57%

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 8,777 (45.38%) JavaScript
2 7,792 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6,639 (34.33%) C#
4 6,309 (32.62%) .NET
5 5,408 (27.96%) HTML
6 5,145 (26.60%) CSS
7 5,016 (25.94%) SQL
8 4,610 (23.84%) Java
9 4,300 (22.23%) AngularJS
10 3,940 (20.37%) SQL Server
11 3,886 (20.09%) React
12 3,750 (19.39%) Azure
13 3,313 (17.13%) TDD
14 3,289 (17.01%) MVC
15 3,281 (16.97%) Finance
16 3,021 (15.62%) Git (software)
17 2,903 (15.01%) AWS
18 2,778 (14.36%) ASP.NET
19 2,620 (13.55%) Python
20 2,610 (13.50%) Microservices
21 2,529 (13.08%) DevOps
22 2,471 (12.78%) Node.js
23 2,359 (12.20%) Software Engineering
24 2,339 (12.09%) Microsoft
25 2,312 (11.96%) Scrum
26 2,291 (11.85%) Front End Development
27 2,273 (11.75%) PHP
28 2,231 (11.54%) .NET Core
29 2,140 (11.07%) Docker
30 2,054 (10.62%) Web 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
1 565 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
2 528 (2.73%) CMS
3 355 (1.84%) Apache
4 314 (1.62%) WordPress
5 278 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 254 (1.31%) Confluence
7 197 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 192 (0.99%) Apache Spark
9 185 (0.96%) IIS
10 130 (0.67%) Umbraco
11 101 (0.52%) nginx
12 88 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 79 (0.41%) EPiServer
14 74 (0.38%) Drupal
14 74 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
15 59 (0.31%) NServiceBus
16 47 (0.24%) SAS
17 42 (0.22%) Kentico
18 37 (0.19%) JBoss
18 37 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 243 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (0.56%) Photoshop
3 81 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 75 (0.39%) Sketch
5 41 (0.21%) Zeplin
6 35 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 34 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 27 (0.14%) Chatbot
9 21 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 18 (0.093%) Figma
11 17 (0.088%) InVision
12 14 (0.072%) Adobe XD
13 9 (0.047%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 8 (0.041%) InfoPath
14 8 (0.041%) MS Visio
15 5 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
16 4 (0.021%) Fireworks
17 3 (0.016%) 3ds Max
18 2 (0.010%) InDesign
18 2 (0.010%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 287 (1.48%) Magento
2 199 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 79 (0.41%) Shopify
4 59 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 51 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 45 (0.23%) R3 Corda
7 35 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 29 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
9 27 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 19 (0.098%) SAP S/4HANA
11 16 (0.083%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 14 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
12 14 (0.072%) SAP BPC
13 12 (0.062%) Maximo
13 12 (0.062%) Visualfiles
14 11 (0.057%) SAP HR
14 11 (0.057%) SAP PSCD
15 9 (0.047%) Adobe Campaign
15 9 (0.047%) Oracle EBS R12
15 9 (0.047%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 3,750 (19.39%) Azure
2 2,903 (15.01%) AWS
3 793 (4.10%) SaaS
4 701 (3.62%) Power Platform
5 604 (3.12%) GCP
6 543 (2.81%) Serverless
7 390 (2.02%) GitHub
8 305 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
9 271 (1.40%) npm
10 252 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
11 187 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
11 187 (0.97%) PaaS
12 175 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
13 156 (0.81%) Amazon S3
14 121 (0.63%) Office 365
15 91 (0.47%) PowerApps
16 90 (0.47%) OpenShift
17 88 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
18 84 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
19 83 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 261 (1.35%) Internet
2 255 (1.32%) HTTP
3 101 (0.52%) Skype
4 83 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 60 (0.31%) Intranet
6 35 (0.18%) Network Security
7 34 (0.18%) FTP
8 31 (0.16%) SSH
9 30 (0.16%) Broadband
10 28 (0.14%) Bluetooth
11 27 (0.14%) Firewall
12 26 (0.13%) VoIP
13 23 (0.12%) DNS
14 22 (0.11%) SSL
15 20 (0.10%) Wireless
16 15 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (0.057%) VPN
18 10 (0.052%) Extranet
18 10 (0.052%) WebEx
18 10 (0.052%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,940 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 1,672 (8.65%) MySQL
3 1,081 (5.59%) MongoDB
4 989 (5.11%) NoSQL
5 848 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 767 (3.97%) Relational Database
7 743 (3.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 665 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
9 639 (3.30%) Power BI
10 625 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
11 461 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 435 (2.25%) Big Data
13 333 (1.72%) Redis
14 273 (1.41%) SQL Server 2019
15 226 (1.17%) Hadoop
16 214 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
17 211 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
18 210 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
19 176 (0.91%) RDBMS
20 158 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 3,021 (15.62%) Git (software)
2 840 (4.34%) Jenkins
3 749 (3.87%) JIRA
4 621 (3.21%) Visual Studio
5 548 (2.83%) webpack
6 454 (2.35%) Selenium
7 364 (1.88%) Maven
8 348 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 314 (1.62%) JUnit
9 314 (1.62%) TeamCity
10 270 (1.40%) Subversion
11 267 (1.38%) gulp
12 242 (1.25%) Bitbucket
13 234 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
14 227 (1.17%) NUnit
15 216 (1.12%) Cucumber
16 189 (0.98%) Grunt
17 174 (0.90%) Jasmine
18 141 (0.73%) Gradle
19 139 (0.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 3,281 (16.97%) Finance
2 786 (4.06%) Banking
3 747 (3.86%) Retail
4 591 (3.06%) Front Office
5 587 (3.04%) Marketing
6 502 (2.60%) Games
7 335 (1.73%) Law
7 335 (1.73%) Public Sector
8 327 (1.69%) Investment Banking
9 181 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 154 (0.80%) Advertising
11 153 (0.79%) Legal
12 144 (0.74%) Telecoms
13 132 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 121 (0.63%) Back Office
15 92 (0.48%) Automotive
16 87 (0.45%) Electronics
17 73 (0.38%) Publishing
18 61 (0.32%) Aerospace
19 50 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,309 (32.62%) .NET
2 5,408 (27.96%) HTML
3 5,145 (26.60%) CSS
4 4,300 (22.23%) AngularJS
5 3,886 (20.09%) React
6 2,778 (14.36%) ASP.NET
7 2,471 (12.78%) Node.js
8 2,231 (11.54%) .NET Core
9 2,018 (10.43%) Web Services
10 1,879 (9.72%) REST
11 1,794 (9.28%) jQuery
12 1,739 (8.99%) HTML5
13 1,733 (8.96%) Vue.js
14 1,712 (8.85%) .NET Framework
15 1,562 (8.08%) RESTful
16 1,543 (7.98%) Spring
17 1,408 (7.28%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,398 (7.23%) ASP.NET Web API
19 1,017 (5.26%) CSS3
20 981 (5.07%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,593 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
2 1,459 (7.54%) User Experience
3 917 (4.74%) Mobile App
4 908 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
5 475 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
6 426 (2.20%) Hedge funds
7 398 (2.06%) Derivative
8 367 (1.90%) Fixed Income
9 360 (1.86%) Algorithms
10 356 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 331 (1.71%) Data Structures
12 321 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
13 221 (1.14%) Equities
14 139 (0.72%) Cloud Native
15 112 (0.58%) Virtual Team
16 105 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
17 88 (0.46%) Management Information System
18 86 (0.44%) Social Media
19 79 (0.41%) Client/Server
20 78 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,474 (7.62%) Linux
2 819 (4.23%) Android
3 707 (3.66%) Windows
4 693 (3.58%) Apple iOS
5 306 (1.58%) Unix
6 85 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 77 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 67 (0.35%) CentOS
9 39 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 26 (0.13%) Mac OS X
10 26 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (0.12%) Debian
12 24 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
13 20 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
14 18 (0.093%) VMS
15 12 (0.062%) Embedded Linux
15 12 (0.062%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.041%) AIX
16 8 (0.041%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,792 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3,313 (17.13%) TDD
3 3,289 (17.01%) MVC
4 2,610 (13.50%) Microservices
5 2,529 (13.08%) DevOps
6 2,359 (12.20%) Software Engineering
7 2,312 (11.96%) Scrum
8 2,291 (11.85%) Front End Development
9 2,054 (10.62%) Web Development
10 1,759 (9.10%) OO
11 1,597 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
12 1,486 (7.68%) BDD
13 1,448 (7.49%) Fintech
14 1,428 (7.38%) Test Automation
15 1,389 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
16 1,287 (6.65%) Computer Science
17 1,198 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
18 1,130 (5.84%) Unit Testing
19 1,098 (5.68%) Mentoring
20 1,071 (5.54%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8,777 (45.38%) JavaScript
2 6,639 (34.33%) C#
3 5,016 (25.94%) SQL
4 4,610 (23.84%) Java
5 2,620 (13.55%) Python
6 2,273 (11.75%) PHP
7 1,714 (8.86%) TypeScript
8 901 (4.66%) T-SQL
9 896 (4.63%) C++
10 687 (3.55%) Java 8
11 585 (3.02%) Kotlin
12 566 (2.93%) ES6
13 436 (2.25%) Ruby
14 393 (2.03%) Scala
15 381 (1.97%) VB.NET
16 352 (1.82%) C
17 317 (1.64%) Go
18 277 (1.43%) Apple Swift
19 241 (1.25%) PowerShell
20 229 (1.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,754 (9.07%) Degree
2 707 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 492 (2.54%) Security Cleared
4 310 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 106 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 93 (0.48%) DV Cleared
7 66 (0.34%) Master's Degree
8 49 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
9 41 (0.21%) PhD
10 27 (0.14%) DBS Check
11 23 (0.12%) AWS Certification
12 16 (0.083%) HND
13 14 (0.072%) Postgraduate
14 13 (0.067%) MCPD
15 12 (0.062%) MCSD
16 11 (0.057%) MCITP
17 7 (0.036%) ISEB
17 7 (0.036%) ISTQB
18 6 (0.031%) ITIL Certification
18 6 (0.031%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 682 (3.53%) QA
2 93 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 69 (0.36%) GDPR
4 34 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 23 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (0.093%) SLA
7 16 (0.083%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.072%) MiFID
9 10 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
10 9 (0.047%) NIST
10 9 (0.047%) WCAG
11 8 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (0.036%) HL7
13 6 (0.031%) EMIR
13 6 (0.031%) UCITS
14 5 (0.026%) DICOM
14 5 (0.026%) SEPA
15 3 (0.016%) GxP
15 3 (0.016%) IFRS
System Software
1 2,140 (11.07%) Docker
2 95 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 36 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (0.16%) vSphere
5 29 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 21 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.088%) HDFS
8 10 (0.052%) NDS
8 10 (0.052%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 9 (0.047%) LXC
9 9 (0.047%) Squid
10 8 (0.041%) Postfix
11 6 (0.031%) Firmware
12 5 (0.026%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.021%) GPFS
13 4 (0.021%) Lustre
13 4 (0.021%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 3 (0.016%) Varnish
14 3 (0.016%) Xen
15 2 (0.010%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,320 (6.83%) Kubernetes
2 313 (1.62%) Terraform
3 219 (1.13%) Ansible
4 100 (0.52%) Puppet
5 90 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 72 (0.37%) Kibana
7 47 (0.24%) Grafana
8 39 (0.20%) logstash
9 23 (0.12%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 20 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
11 17 (0.088%) cPanel
11 17 (0.088%) Prometheus
12 14 (0.072%) Istio
13 13 (0.067%) Mesos
14 10 (0.052%) MIIS
15 8 (0.041%) Control-M
15 8 (0.041%) Marathon
15 8 (0.041%) Tivoli
16 7 (0.036%) Rancher
16 7 (0.036%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2,339 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 887 (4.59%) Oracle
3 609 (3.15%) Google
4 315 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
5 253 (1.31%) SAP
6 248 (1.28%) Tableau
7 232 (1.20%) Zend
8 225 (1.16%) Xamarin
9 137 (0.71%) IBM
10 132 (0.68%) Adobe
11 121 (0.63%) ServiceNow
12 108 (0.56%) Atlassian
13 102 (0.53%) Apple
14 95 (0.49%) Sitecore
15 82 (0.42%) MuleSoft
16 64 (0.33%) Informatica
17 60 (0.31%) TIBCO
18 58 (0.30%) VMware
19 56 (0.29%) Talend
20 48 (0.25%) Splunk