Developer
UK

The median Developer salary in the UK is £56,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 29 May 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 7 10 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 15,156 15,058 36,315
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 14.67% 15.50% 21.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.48% 16.95% 22.69%
Number of salaries quoted 12,795 11,579 20,067
10th Percentile £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £48,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.08% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £83,750 £81,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £108,750 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £53,112
% change year-on-year -4.55% +3.55% +11.81%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,915 88,821 160,028
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 91.42% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 69,754 56,171 84,699
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £45,000 £42,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,500 £50,173
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.63% +5.63%

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 29 May 2024.

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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England +3 13,251 £57,500 -11.54% 2,585
UK excluding London +3 10,704 £52,500 -4.55% 1,712
Work from Home 0 6,465 £55,000 -15.38% 1,617
London -5 3,694 £75,000 -5.66% 987
North of England +13 3,058 £52,084 -5.30% 504
South East 0 2,340 £57,500 -4.17% 338
North West +12 1,796 £52,500 -4.55% 317
Midlands +7 1,734 £50,000 -9.09% 362
South West +5 1,468 £50,000 -9.09% 206
West Midlands +12 1,121 £50,000 -9.09% 223
Yorkshire +14 977 £50,000 -4.76% 139
East of England +13 892 £50,000 -13.04% 153
Scotland -21 685 £54,000 -1.82% 114
East Midlands +4 605 £50,000 -9.09% 137
Wales +12 370 £52,500 +15.38% 42
North East +6 285 £52,500 -4.55% 53
Northern Ireland -2 156 £55,000 +10.00% 27
Channel Islands - 5 £60,000 -
Isle of Man - 2 £36,000 - 1

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 29 May 2024, Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 5,167 (34.09%) C#
2 5,160 (34.05%) JavaScript
3 4,982 (32.87%) .NET
4 4,492 (29.64%) Agile
5 4,198 (27.70%) Azure
6 3,773 (24.89%) Full Stack Development
7 3,503 (23.11%) SQL
8 2,952 (19.48%) HTML
9 2,846 (18.78%) AWS
10 2,843 (18.76%) React
11 2,682 (17.70%) CSS
12 2,527 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 2,472 (16.31%) SQL Server
14 2,386 (15.74%) Social Skills
15 2,376 (15.68%) AngularJS
16 2,172 (14.33%) Finance
17 2,121 (13.99%) TypeScript
18 2,051 (13.53%) DevOps
19 2,026 (13.37%) Java
20 1,997 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
21 1,991 (13.14%) ASP.NET
22 1,947 (12.85%) Software Engineering
23 1,853 (12.23%) MVC
24 1,740 (11.48%) Microservices
25 1,713 (11.30%) Python
26 1,705 (11.25%) .NET Core
27 1,699 (11.21%) Degree
28 1,636 (10.79%) Git
29 1,434 (9.46%) TDD
30 1,416 (9.34%) PHP

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 357 (2.36%) CMS
2 333 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 315 (2.08%) Apache
4 309 (2.04%) WordPress
5 217 (1.43%) Apache Airflow
6 163 (1.08%) IIS
7 159 (1.05%) Confluence
8 132 (0.87%) Umbraco
9 88 (0.58%) Apache Spark
10 84 (0.55%) Drupal
11 70 (0.46%) nginx
12 67 (0.44%) OpenEdge
13 54 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
14 53 (0.35%) Headless CMS
15 51 (0.34%) Kentico
16 38 (0.25%) OpenStack
17 31 (0.20%) Mendix
17 31 (0.20%) SAS
18 25 (0.16%) Appian
18 25 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 124 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 32 (0.21%) Adobe XD
5 29 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 24 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 22 (0.15%) Simulink
8 18 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 7 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.046%) GNU Octave
9 7 (0.046%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.046%) MS Visio
10 5 (0.033%) InDesign
10 5 (0.033%) Sketch
10 5 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.026%) Maya
11 4 (0.026%) Stateflow
12 3 (0.020%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.020%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 227 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 112 (0.74%) Shopify
3 107 (0.71%) Magento
4 63 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 49 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 41 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
7 36 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 35 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
8 35 (0.23%) Siebel CRM
9 17 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
10 13 (0.086%) Visualfiles
11 10 (0.066%) IBM Planning Analytics
12 8 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
13 7 (0.046%) BPCS
14 6 (0.040%) Maximo
14 6 (0.040%) Sage 200
15 5 (0.033%) Odoo
15 5 (0.033%) Oracle Financials
15 5 (0.033%) SAP BPC
15 5 (0.033%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4,198 (27.70%) Azure
2 2,846 (18.78%) AWS
3 1,133 (7.48%) Power Platform
4 912 (6.02%) Azure DevOps
5 637 (4.20%) Dynamics 365
6 616 (4.06%) SaaS
7 609 (4.02%) Serverless
8 579 (3.82%) GCP
9 448 (2.96%) PowerApps
10 425 (2.80%) Power Automate
11 420 (2.77%) GitHub
12 313 (2.07%) Microsoft 365
13 256 (1.69%) Azure Logic Apps
14 248 (1.64%) Azure Functions
15 243 (1.60%) Azure Service Bus
16 191 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
17 151 (1.00%) Azure API Management
18 130 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
19 106 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
20 105 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 218 (1.44%) Internet
2 74 (0.49%) HTTP
3 62 (0.41%) DNS
3 62 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 45 (0.30%) Firewall
5 43 (0.28%) SSL
6 29 (0.19%) Intranet
6 29 (0.19%) VPN
6 29 (0.19%) Wireless
7 23 (0.15%) Broadband
8 20 (0.13%) MQTT
8 20 (0.13%) Network Security
9 16 (0.11%) Hyperconnected
9 16 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (0.099%) 5G
10 15 (0.099%) Mobile Broadband
11 11 (0.073%) BGP
11 11 (0.073%) Ethernet VPN
11 11 (0.073%) MPLS
12 10 (0.066%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,472 (16.31%) SQL Server
2 995 (6.57%) MySQL
3 849 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
4 703 (4.64%) Power BI
5 614 (4.05%) MongoDB
6 603 (3.98%) NoSQL
7 569 (3.75%) Relational Database
8 321 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 308 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
10 267 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
11 266 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
12 202 (1.33%) Apache Ignite
13 199 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 180 (1.19%) Redis
15 163 (1.08%) Oracle Database
16 141 (0.93%) DB2
17 125 (0.82%) Data Lake
18 117 (0.77%) DynamoDB
19 101 (0.67%) Power Query
20 96 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1,636 (10.79%) Git
2 493 (3.25%) Visual Studio
3 440 (2.90%) JIRA
4 313 (2.07%) Jenkins
5 182 (1.20%) Bitbucket
6 169 (1.12%) GitLab
7 152 (1.00%) Cypress.io
8 121 (0.80%) Selenium
9 115 (0.76%) NUnit
10 105 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 86 (0.57%) Sourcetree
11 86 (0.57%) TeamCity
12 75 (0.49%) JUnit
13 67 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
13 67 (0.44%) webpack
14 66 (0.44%) Moq
14 66 (0.44%) Visual Studio Code
15 65 (0.43%) Jasmine
16 57 (0.38%) Bitbucket Server
17 55 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2,386 (15.74%) Social Skills
2 2,172 (14.33%) Finance
3 599 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 595 (3.93%) Marketing
5 554 (3.66%) Front Office
6 543 (3.58%) Banking
7 539 (3.56%) Public Sector
8 498 (3.29%) Law
9 434 (2.86%) Retail
10 429 (2.83%) Games
11 402 (2.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 260 (1.72%) Manufacturing
13 221 (1.46%) Legal
14 187 (1.23%) Investment Banking
15 172 (1.13%) Tech for Good
16 164 (1.08%) Presentation Skills
17 162 (1.07%) Telecoms
18 144 (0.95%) Advertising
19 119 (0.79%) Automotive
19 119 (0.79%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,982 (32.87%) .NET
2 2,952 (19.48%) HTML
3 2,843 (18.76%) React
4 2,682 (17.70%) CSS
5 2,376 (15.68%) AngularJS
6 1,991 (13.14%) ASP.NET
7 1,705 (11.25%) .NET Core
8 1,369 (9.03%) Vue
9 1,360 (8.97%) .NET Framework
10 1,347 (8.89%) Node.js
11 1,153 (7.61%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1,072 (7.07%) Entity Framework
13 1,012 (6.68%) REST
14 1,007 (6.64%) ASP.NET MVC
15 997 (6.58%) RESTful
16 946 (6.24%) HTML5
17 823 (5.43%) Web Services
18 796 (5.25%) Laravel
19 775 (5.11%) jQuery
20 560 (3.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 691 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
2 413 (2.72%) Algorithms
2 413 (2.72%) Fixed Income
3 397 (2.62%) Mobile App
4 389 (2.57%) Hedge funds
5 311 (2.05%) Equities
6 310 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 306 (2.02%) Data Structures
8 277 (1.83%) Product Ownership
9 270 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 251 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
11 215 (1.42%) Derivative
11 215 (1.42%) IoT
12 193 (1.27%) Blockchain
13 171 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 153 (1.01%) Distributed Systems
15 147 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
16 133 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
17 131 (0.86%) Management Information System
18 128 (0.84%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 767 (5.06%) Linux
2 483 (3.19%) Windows
3 416 (2.74%) Android
4 344 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 162 (1.07%) Unix
6 35 (0.23%) Windows Server
7 29 (0.19%) VMS
8 27 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
9 24 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 23 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
11 17 (0.11%) CentOS
12 16 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 13 (0.086%) Windows Server 2019
14 6 (0.040%) Alpine Linux
15 5 (0.033%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.033%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.026%) AIX
16 4 (0.026%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.026%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.013%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,492 (29.64%) Agile
2 3,773 (24.89%) Full Stack Development
3 2,051 (13.53%) DevOps
4 1,997 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
5 1,947 (12.85%) Software Engineering
6 1,853 (12.23%) MVC
7 1,740 (11.48%) Microservices
8 1,434 (9.46%) TDD
9 1,219 (8.04%) Computer Science
10 1,196 (7.89%) CI/CD
11 1,151 (7.59%) Web Development
12 1,148 (7.57%) Scrum
13 1,040 (6.86%) Front End Development
14 1,021 (6.74%) User Experience
15 945 (6.24%) Mentoring
16 941 (6.21%) Artificial Intelligence
17 901 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
18 774 (5.11%) Design Patterns
19 766 (5.05%) Unit Testing
20 705 (4.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5,167 (34.09%) C#
2 5,160 (34.05%) JavaScript
3 3,503 (23.11%) SQL
4 2,121 (13.99%) TypeScript
5 2,026 (13.37%) Java
6 1,713 (11.30%) Python
7 1,416 (9.34%) PHP
8 538 (3.55%) C++
9 445 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 291 (1.92%) C
11 274 (1.81%) PL/SQL
12 252 (1.66%) Kotlin
13 216 (1.43%) Go
14 212 (1.40%) VB.NET
15 172 (1.13%) PowerShell
16 163 (1.08%) Ruby
17 134 (0.88%) Scala
18 118 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions
19 116 (0.77%) VB
20 94 (0.62%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1,699 (11.21%) Degree
2 699 (4.61%) Security Cleared
3 688 (4.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 529 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 152 (1.00%) Master's Degree
6 133 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 88 (0.58%) DBS Check
8 80 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 66 (0.44%) PhD
10 63 (0.42%) DV Cleared
11 55 (0.36%) Azure Certification
12 49 (0.32%) AWS Certification
13 30 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
14 22 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (0.12%) Postgraduate
16 12 (0.079%) AWS Certified Developer
16 12 (0.079%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
17 10 (0.066%) HND
18 7 (0.046%) Numerate Degree
19 6 (0.040%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 509 (3.36%) QA
2 155 (1.02%) Accessibility
3 68 (0.45%) GDPR
4 61 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 54 (0.36%) WCAG
6 20 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.099%) SLA
8 14 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 12 (0.079%) HIPAA
10 11 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
11 10 (0.066%) WAI
12 9 (0.059%) MiFID
13 6 (0.040%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.033%) GRC
15 3 (0.020%) California Consumer Privacy Act
15 3 (0.020%) EMIR
15 3 (0.020%) ISO 13485
15 3 (0.020%) PMO
16 2 (0.013%) IEC 62304
16 2 (0.013%) Software Quality Assurance
System Software
1 1,140 (7.52%) Docker
2 63 (0.42%) HDFS
3 52 (0.34%) Firmware
4 43 (0.28%) Active Directory
5 32 (0.21%) Embedded Firmware
6 29 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.066%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.040%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.020%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.013%) Varnish
11 2 (0.013%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1 (0.007%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.007%) Ceph
12 1 (0.007%) GridGain
12 1 (0.007%) KVM
12 1 (0.007%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 762 (5.03%) Kubernetes
2 321 (2.12%) Terraform
3 100 (0.66%) Ansible
4 28 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
5 26 (0.17%) Grafana
6 23 (0.15%) Kibana
7 15 (0.099%) Prometheus
8 10 (0.066%) MIIS
8 10 (0.066%) Rancher
9 7 (0.046%) Progress Chef
10 6 (0.040%) CloudHub
10 6 (0.040%) cPanel
10 6 (0.040%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.033%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.026%) Puppet
12 4 (0.026%) WSUS
13 3 (0.020%) Control-M
13 3 (0.020%) Galera Cluster
13 3 (0.020%) SCOM
14 2 (0.013%) Packer
Vendors
1 2,527 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 525 (3.46%) Oracle
3 411 (2.71%) Google
4 184 (1.21%) IBM
5 172 (1.13%) Salesforce
6 163 (1.08%) ServiceNow
7 134 (0.88%) Red Hat
8 130 (0.86%) Facebook
9 126 (0.83%) Adobe
10 114 (0.75%) Xamarin
11 100 (0.66%) Databricks
12 85 (0.56%) SAP
13 73 (0.48%) Sitecore
14 66 (0.44%) Apple
15 64 (0.42%) Informatica
16 56 (0.37%) Cloudera
17 53 (0.35%) WooCommerce
18 50 (0.33%) MuleSoft
19 48 (0.32%) Progress
20 46 (0.30%) Optimizely