Period
to 22 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 43,839 53,309 52,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.87% 30.73% 29.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.11% 31.95% 30.94%
Number of salaries quoted 37,882 46,472 46,831
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 145,617 166,862 168,522
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.20% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,393 135,777 140,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 -1 40,704 £50,000 +5.26% 9,463
UK excluding London -1 24,865 £45,000 +5.88% 6,336
London +1 18,149 £62,500 +4.17% 3,668
South East 0 8,254 £47,500 +5.56% 1,473
North of England -1 5,720 £42,500 +6.25% 1,879
North West -1 3,194 £45,000 +12.50% 1,013
Midlands -1 3,027 £40,000 +6.67% 1,061
South West -1 2,946 £41,000 +2.50% 801
East of England -1 2,598 £47,500 +5.56% 588
Yorkshire 0 2,172 £42,500 +6.25% 733
West Midlands -1 1,667 £40,000 +6.67% 614
Scotland 0 1,522 £45,000 +5.88% 300
East Midlands 0 1,357 £41,000 +9.33% 446
Wales 0 532 £37,500 -3.85% 183
North East -1 355 £40,000 +14.29% 133
Northern Ireland 0 344 £40,000 +2.56% 59
Channel Islands +3 6 £45,000 -25.00%
Isle of Man +1 1 £67,500 +35.00%

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 19,486 (44.45%) JavaScript
2 18,698 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
3 17,461 (39.83%) C#
4 16,084 (36.69%) .NET
5 14,182 (32.35%) HTML
6 13,707 (31.27%) SQL
7 13,049 (29.77%) CSS
8 12,270 (27.99%) Java
9 11,257 (25.68%) SQL Server
10 10,308 (23.51%) MVC
11 9,597 (21.89%) AngularJS
12 8,710 (19.87%) ASP.NET
13 8,388 (19.13%) TDD
14 8,007 (18.26%) Finance
15 6,577 (15.00%) Git (software)
16 6,361 (14.51%) Microsoft
17 5,667 (12.93%) React
18 5,496 (12.54%) jQuery
19 5,472 (12.48%) Scrum
20 5,384 (12.28%) Software Engineering
21 5,333 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
22 5,120 (11.68%) Web Development
23 5,116 (11.67%) HTML5
24 5,015 (11.44%) Degree
25 4,961 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
26 4,925 (11.23%) Python
27 4,819 (10.99%) PHP
28 4,688 (10.69%) Web Services
29 4,527 (10.33%) Front End Development
30 4,349 (9.92%) Microservices

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 1,405 (3.20%) CMS
2 1,321 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
3 801 (1.83%) WordPress
4 767 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 745 (1.70%) IIS
6 712 (1.62%) Apache
7 565 (1.29%) Confluence
8 553 (1.26%) Tomcat
9 501 (1.14%) Apache Spark
10 463 (1.06%) Umbraco
11 454 (1.04%) Drupal
12 335 (0.76%) JBoss
13 220 (0.50%) nginx
13 220 (0.50%) WebSphere
14 216 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
15 179 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
16 170 (0.39%) EPiServer
17 160 (0.36%) Apache Solr
18 136 (0.31%) WebLogic
19 114 (0.26%) Ethereum
Applications
1 688 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 349 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 300 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
4 129 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 76 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 46 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 42 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
8 30 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 27 (0.062%) AutoCAD
10 25 (0.057%) InVision
11 18 (0.041%) InDesign
11 18 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
12 17 (0.039%) MS Visio
13 15 (0.034%) GIMP
13 15 (0.034%) Microsoft Project
14 12 (0.027%) InfoPath
14 12 (0.027%) Weka
15 10 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
16 8 (0.018%) Fireworks
16 8 (0.018%) Maya
Business Applications
1 567 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 432 (0.99%) Magento
3 152 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 82 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 75 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 63 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 63 (0.14%) Shopify
7 59 (0.13%) thinkFolio
8 56 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 51 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
10 45 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 35 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
12 31 (0.071%) Cognos TM1
13 29 (0.066%) Eloqua
14 27 (0.062%) Temenos T24
15 26 (0.059%) Odoo
16 25 (0.057%) R3 Corda
17 23 (0.052%) Cognos Business Intelligence
18 22 (0.050%) SAP S/4HANA
19 20 (0.046%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 5,333 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,055 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1,053 (2.40%) SaaS
4 842 (1.92%) GitHub
5 613 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 550 (1.25%) Serverless
7 455 (1.04%) npm
8 288 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
9 277 (0.63%) Office 365
10 271 (0.62%) PaaS
11 254 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
12 188 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
13 187 (0.43%) Amazon S3
14 184 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
15 126 (0.29%) Google Play
16 121 (0.28%) OpenShift
17 110 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
18 104 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
19 101 (0.23%) Google Analytics
20 92 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 816 (1.86%) Internet
2 596 (1.36%) HTTP
3 138 (0.31%) Intranet
4 125 (0.29%) TCP/IP
5 84 (0.19%) Broadband
6 81 (0.18%) SSL
7 73 (0.17%) SMS
8 71 (0.16%) Network Security
9 69 (0.16%) AMQP
10 60 (0.14%) HTTPS
11 56 (0.13%) Hyperconnected
11 56 (0.13%) Wireless
12 55 (0.13%) DNS
13 50 (0.11%) VoIP
14 45 (0.10%) Firewall
15 44 (0.10%) SSH
16 36 (0.082%) Skype
17 35 (0.080%) Wi-Fi
18 33 (0.075%) Bluetooth
19 30 (0.068%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11,257 (25.68%) SQL Server
2 3,834 (8.75%) MySQL
3 2,804 (6.40%) NoSQL
4 2,298 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2,082 (4.75%) Relational Database
6 2,075 (4.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1,889 (4.31%) MongoDB
8 1,588 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
9 1,582 (3.61%) SQL Server 2016
10 1,572 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
11 1,518 (3.46%) Big Data
12 1,230 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 993 (2.27%) Power BI
14 690 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
15 679 (1.55%) Redis
16 606 (1.38%) RDBMS
17 601 (1.37%) Hadoop
18 600 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
19 450 (1.03%) Oracle Database
20 443 (1.01%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 6,577 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 2,357 (5.38%) Visual Studio
3 2,094 (4.78%) Jenkins
4 1,615 (3.68%) JIRA
5 1,560 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1,220 (2.78%) Maven
7 1,072 (2.45%) Selenium
8 1,021 (2.33%) Subversion
9 936 (2.14%) webpack
10 903 (2.06%) JUnit
11 880 (2.01%) TeamCity
12 824 (1.88%) gulp
13 699 (1.59%) Cucumber
14 685 (1.56%) NUnit
15 634 (1.45%) Gradle
16 557 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
17 550 (1.25%) Grunt
18 454 (1.04%) Eclipse
19 409 (0.93%) Bitbucket
20 378 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8,007 (18.26%) Finance
2 2,506 (5.72%) Banking
3 1,755 (4.00%) Retail
4 1,572 (3.59%) Marketing
5 1,430 (3.26%) Games
6 894 (2.04%) Front Office
7 765 (1.75%) Advertising
8 662 (1.51%) Investment Banking
9 628 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 566 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 432 (0.99%) Law
12 352 (0.80%) Legal
13 298 (0.68%) Electronics
14 289 (0.66%) Automotive
15 262 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 257 (0.59%) Publishing
17 252 (0.57%) Back Office
18 133 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 59 (0.13%) Billing
20 55 (0.13%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16,084 (36.69%) .NET
2 14,182 (32.35%) HTML
3 13,049 (29.77%) CSS
4 9,597 (21.89%) AngularJS
5 8,710 (19.87%) ASP.NET
6 5,667 (12.93%) React
7 5,496 (12.54%) jQuery
8 5,116 (11.67%) HTML5
9 4,961 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4,688 (10.69%) Web Services
11 4,291 (9.79%) RESTful
12 4,264 (9.73%) Spring
13 4,126 (9.41%) Node.js
14 4,086 (9.32%) ASP.NET Web API
15 3,574 (8.15%) REST
16 3,502 (7.99%) .NET Framework
17 3,144 (7.17%) CSS3
18 2,674 (6.10%) XML
19 2,626 (5.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 2,195 (5.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3,703 (8.45%) Greenfield Project
2 2,850 (6.50%) User Experience
3 2,261 (5.16%) Fintech
4 1,952 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1,650 (3.76%) Mobile App
6 1,221 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
7 1,161 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
8 1,160 (2.65%) Algorithms
9 714 (1.63%) Data Structures
10 581 (1.33%) Derivative
11 569 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 553 (1.26%) Hedge funds
13 533 (1.22%) Fixed Income
14 492 (1.12%) Equities
15 322 (0.73%) Management Information System
16 241 (0.55%) Social Media
17 219 (0.50%) Virtual Team
18 214 (0.49%) Robotics
19 203 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
20 197 (0.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3,547 (8.09%) Linux
2 2,335 (5.33%) Windows
3 1,650 (3.76%) Android
4 1,500 (3.42%) Apple iOS
5 1,113 (2.54%) Unix
6 201 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 178 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 93 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 92 (0.21%) CentOS
10 73 (0.17%) Debian
11 66 (0.15%) Solaris
12 53 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 52 (0.12%) Windows 10
14 42 (0.096%) Mac OS X
15 31 (0.071%) AIX
16 29 (0.066%) Windows Server 2012
17 23 (0.052%) openSUSE
18 22 (0.050%) VMS
19 18 (0.041%) Windows Phone
20 17 (0.039%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 18,698 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 10,308 (23.51%) MVC
3 8,388 (19.13%) TDD
4 5,472 (12.48%) Scrum
5 5,384 (12.28%) Software Engineering
6 5,120 (11.68%) Web Development
7 4,527 (10.33%) Front End Development
8 4,349 (9.92%) Microservices
9 4,230 (9.65%) OO
10 4,074 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
11 3,779 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
12 3,721 (8.49%) Computer Science
13 3,468 (7.91%) BDD
14 3,138 (7.16%) Test Automation
15 2,922 (6.67%) DevOps
16 2,882 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
17 2,854 (6.51%) Unit Testing
18 2,788 (6.36%) SDLC
19 2,210 (5.04%) E-Commerce
20 2,122 (4.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19,486 (44.45%) JavaScript
2 17,461 (39.83%) C#
3 13,707 (31.27%) SQL
4 12,270 (27.99%) Java
5 4,925 (11.23%) Python
6 4,819 (10.99%) PHP
7 3,040 (6.93%) T-SQL
8 2,833 (6.46%) C++
9 2,115 (4.82%) Java 8
10 1,691 (3.86%) TypeScript
11 1,478 (3.37%) Ruby
12 1,283 (2.93%) ES6
13 1,197 (2.73%) VB.NET
14 1,026 (2.34%) Scala
15 966 (2.20%) C
16 924 (2.11%) PL/SQL
17 626 (1.43%) PowerShell
18 624 (1.42%) Go
19 581 (1.33%) Apple Swift
20 564 (1.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5,015 (11.44%) Degree
2 1,698 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 689 (1.57%) Security Cleared
4 485 (1.11%) SC Cleared
5 294 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 275 (0.63%) PhD
7 186 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
8 164 (0.37%) Master's Degree
9 81 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 57 (0.13%) ISTQB
11 55 (0.13%) DBS Check
12 52 (0.12%) ISEB
13 49 (0.11%) HND
14 48 (0.11%) MPhil
15 44 (0.10%) PMI Certification
16 40 (0.091%) MCPD
17 30 (0.068%) MCP
18 21 (0.048%) AWS Certification
19 19 (0.043%) BPSS Clearance
19 19 (0.043%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,517 (3.46%) QA
2 223 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 174 (0.40%) GDPR
4 87 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 69 (0.16%) MiFID
6 59 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 42 (0.096%) SLA
8 35 (0.080%) PCI DSS
9 28 (0.064%) PMO
10 23 (0.052%) WAI
11 21 (0.048%) WCAG
12 18 (0.041%) ISO 14001
13 16 (0.036%) DICOM
14 13 (0.030%) Solvency II
15 12 (0.027%) GAMP
16 11 (0.025%) IFRS
17 9 (0.021%) EMIR
18 7 (0.016%) HL7
18 7 (0.016%) IFRS 9
19 6 (0.014%) FATCA
System Software
1 2,844 (6.49%) Docker
2 212 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 104 (0.24%) HDFS
4 92 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 79 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 64 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 44 (0.10%) VirtualBox
8 42 (0.096%) Varnish
9 36 (0.082%) vSphere
10 33 (0.075%) Firmware
11 26 (0.059%) Hyper-V
12 20 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
13 18 (0.041%) Apache Flume
14 12 (0.027%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.023%) Time Sharing Option
16 9 (0.021%) KVM
17 8 (0.018%) LXC
18 7 (0.016%) Microsoft App-V
19 6 (0.014%) NFS
19 6 (0.014%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 1,173 (2.68%) Kubernetes
2 498 (1.14%) Ansible
3 332 (0.76%) Puppet
4 322 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
5 274 (0.63%) Terraform
6 160 (0.36%) Kibana
7 71 (0.16%) Mesos
8 68 (0.16%) logstash
9 59 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
10 51 (0.12%) Grafana
11 41 (0.094%) Salt
12 37 (0.084%) Oozie
13 36 (0.082%) Prometheus
14 33 (0.075%) Consul
14 33 (0.075%) Packer
15 31 (0.071%) Graphite
15 31 (0.071%) Single Sign-On
16 30 (0.068%) HP Quality Center
17 29 (0.066%) Marathon
18 26 (0.059%) Automic
Vendors
1 6,361 (14.51%) Microsoft
2 2,887 (6.59%) Oracle
3 1,178 (2.69%) Google
4 648 (1.48%) Xamarin
5 606 (1.38%) SAP
6 552 (1.26%) Tableau
7 506 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
8 425 (0.97%) Zend
9 424 (0.97%) Adobe
10 379 (0.86%) Sitecore
11 320 (0.73%) Facebook
12 303 (0.69%) IBM
13 293 (0.67%) Apple
14 186 (0.42%) Atlassian
15 171 (0.39%) Red Hat
16 158 (0.36%) TIBCO
17 152 (0.35%) Cognos
18 148 (0.34%) Telerik
19 139 (0.32%) Splunk
20 136 (0.31%) Informatica