Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 53,274 52,957 60,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.63% 29.87% 29.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.88% 30.96% 30.41%
Number of salaries quoted 46,353 47,571 55,305
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,625
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 167,103 171,058 200,204
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,605 142,472 167,445
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 50,213 £47,500 +5.56% 9,030
UK excluding London 0 32,035 £42,500 +6.25% 5,700
London -2 20,460 £60,000 +4.35% 3,753
South East 0 10,061 £45,000 +5.88% 1,373
North of England 0 7,710 £40,000 - 1,652
Midlands 0 4,755 £37,500 -6.25% 960
North West 0 4,255 £40,000 - 930
East of England 0 3,672 £45,000 +5.88% 658
South West +1 3,507 £40,000 - 625
Yorkshire 0 2,969 £40,000 - 626
West Midlands 0 2,929 £37,500 -3.85% 492
East Midlands 0 1,832 £37,500 -6.25% 465
Scotland -1 1,662 £42,500 +1.19% 261
Wales 0 539 £39,000 +6.85% 134
North East 0 492 £35,000 -6.67% 96
Northern Ireland 0 176 £39,000 +11.43% 39
Isle of Man -3 11 £50,000 +10.50%
Channel Islands 0 1 £60,000 +33.33%

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 24,194 (45.41%) JavaScript
2 23,606 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
3 21,512 (40.38%) C#
4 20,029 (37.60%) .NET
5 19,255 (36.14%) HTML
6 17,465 (32.78%) CSS
7 16,737 (31.42%) SQL
8 15,182 (28.50%) MVC
9 14,809 (27.80%) SQL Server
10 14,321 (26.88%) Java
11 12,491 (23.45%) ASP.NET
12 11,879 (22.30%) AngularJS
13 11,537 (21.66%) TDD
14 9,876 (18.54%) Finance
15 8,720 (16.37%) jQuery
16 7,797 (14.64%) ASP.NET MVC
17 7,772 (14.59%) Git (software)
18 7,680 (14.42%) Web Development
19 7,605 (14.28%) Scrum
20 7,557 (14.19%) HTML5
21 7,406 (13.90%) Microsoft
22 7,149 (13.42%) PHP
23 6,811 (12.78%) OO
24 6,361 (11.94%) Degree
25 6,042 (11.34%) Node.js
26 5,923 (11.12%) Web Services
27 5,725 (10.75%) RESTful
28 5,639 (10.58%) Software Engineering
29 5,606 (10.52%) BDD
30 5,510 (10.34%) Front End 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 2,022 (3.80%) CMS
2 1,263 (2.37%) SharePoint
3 1,234 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
4 1,174 (2.20%) Apache
5 1,061 (1.99%) WordPress
6 944 (1.77%) Tomcat
7 863 (1.62%) IIS
8 763 (1.43%) Umbraco
9 633 (1.19%) JBoss
10 607 (1.14%) Apache Spark
11 593 (1.11%) Drupal
12 496 (0.93%) Confluence
13 369 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 354 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
15 347 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
16 328 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
17 309 (0.58%) nginx
18 272 (0.51%) EPiServer
19 227 (0.43%) Apache Solr
20 204 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 695 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 657 (1.23%) Photoshop
3 360 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
4 286 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
5 166 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 71 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 57 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 46 (0.086%) InfoPath
9 38 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
10 36 (0.068%) MS Visio
11 35 (0.066%) InDesign
12 25 (0.047%) SPSS
13 20 (0.038%) GIMP
13 20 (0.038%) InVision
14 12 (0.023%) Acrobat
14 12 (0.023%) Weka
15 11 (0.021%) HipChat
15 11 (0.021%) Maya
16 10 (0.019%) FileZilla
17 9 (0.017%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 724 (1.36%) Magento
2 703 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 264 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 179 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 145 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
6 106 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
7 63 (0.12%) Shopify
8 61 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
9 52 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
10 50 (0.094%) NetSuite
10 50 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
11 48 (0.090%) SAP CRM
12 42 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 41 (0.077%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 32 (0.060%) Markit EDM
14 32 (0.060%) Oracle ERP
15 28 (0.053%) Adobe Campaign
16 24 (0.045%) Cognos TM1
17 23 (0.043%) Eloqua
18 21 (0.039%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 4,011 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3,826 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1,404 (2.64%) SaaS
4 1,257 (2.36%) GitHub
5 595 (1.12%) npm
6 390 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 375 (0.70%) Office 365
8 299 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 264 (0.50%) Google Play
10 249 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
11 234 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
12 221 (0.41%) Serverless
13 218 (0.41%) PaaS
14 185 (0.35%) Amazon S3
15 150 (0.28%) Heroku
16 132 (0.25%) IaaS
17 125 (0.23%) Google Analytics
18 121 (0.23%) Slack
19 100 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
20 96 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,226 (2.30%) Internet
2 678 (1.27%) HTTP
3 291 (0.55%) Intranet
4 270 (0.51%) SMS
5 206 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 203 (0.38%) Broadband
7 144 (0.27%) Wireless
8 122 (0.23%) Hyperconnected
9 97 (0.18%) DNS
10 94 (0.18%) SSL
11 88 (0.17%) AMQP
12 86 (0.16%) FTP
13 81 (0.15%) SSH
14 61 (0.11%) Firewall
14 61 (0.11%) Skype
15 53 (0.099%) HTTPS
16 51 (0.096%) ATM
17 50 (0.094%) Wi-Fi
18 43 (0.081%) Ethernet
19 42 (0.079%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14,809 (27.80%) SQL Server
2 5,503 (10.33%) MySQL
3 3,919 (7.36%) NoSQL
4 2,739 (5.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2,674 (5.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2,385 (4.48%) MongoDB
7 2,346 (4.40%) Relational Database
8 2,265 (4.25%) SQL Server 2016
9 2,030 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
10 1,765 (3.31%) Big Data
11 1,743 (3.27%) SQL Server 2014
12 1,534 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
13 1,446 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 937 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
15 879 (1.65%) Hadoop
16 869 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
17 825 (1.55%) Power BI
18 759 (1.42%) Redis
19 733 (1.38%) Oracle Database
20 714 (1.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7,772 (14.59%) Git (software)
2 2,762 (5.18%) Visual Studio
3 1,992 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 1,978 (3.71%) Subversion
5 1,933 (3.63%) Jenkins
6 1,835 (3.44%) JIRA
7 1,498 (2.81%) NUnit
8 1,376 (2.58%) Maven
9 1,233 (2.31%) JUnit
10 1,121 (2.10%) Selenium
11 1,110 (2.08%) gulp
12 1,088 (2.04%) TeamCity
13 855 (1.60%) Grunt
14 825 (1.55%) webpack
15 710 (1.33%) Rhino Mocks
16 696 (1.31%) Cucumber
17 660 (1.24%) Moq
18 557 (1.05%) Bitbucket
19 540 (1.01%) Gradle
20 526 (0.99%) Jasmine
General
1 9,876 (18.54%) Finance
2 3,335 (6.26%) Banking
3 2,565 (4.81%) Retail
4 2,278 (4.28%) Marketing
5 2,189 (4.11%) Advertising
6 2,029 (3.81%) Games
7 1,501 (2.82%) Investment Banking
8 1,154 (2.17%) Front Office
9 1,087 (2.04%) Telecoms
10 775 (1.45%) Retail Banking
11 649 (1.22%) Manufacturing
12 612 (1.15%) Electronics
13 474 (0.89%) Legal
14 403 (0.76%) Law
15 394 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 380 (0.71%) Back Office
16 380 (0.71%) Publishing
17 321 (0.60%) Automotive
18 262 (0.49%) Music Industry
19 201 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20,029 (37.60%) .NET
2 19,255 (36.14%) HTML
3 17,465 (32.78%) CSS
4 12,491 (23.45%) ASP.NET
5 11,879 (22.30%) AngularJS
6 8,720 (16.37%) jQuery
7 7,797 (14.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7,557 (14.19%) HTML5
9 6,042 (11.34%) Node.js
10 5,923 (11.12%) Web Services
11 5,725 (10.75%) RESTful
12 5,299 (9.95%) React
13 5,112 (9.60%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4,966 (9.32%) .NET Framework
15 4,771 (8.96%) CSS3
16 4,646 (8.72%) Spring
17 4,404 (8.27%) WCF
18 4,157 (7.80%) REST
19 3,754 (7.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 3,715 (6.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4,404 (8.27%) Computer Science
2 4,167 (7.82%) Greenfield Project
3 3,478 (6.53%) User Experience
4 2,512 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
5 2,375 (4.46%) Fintech
6 2,289 (4.30%) Mobile App
7 1,471 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
8 975 (1.83%) Algorithms
9 709 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 706 (1.33%) Data Structures
11 584 (1.10%) Derivative
12 575 (1.08%) Equities
13 533 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 505 (0.95%) Hedge funds
15 438 (0.82%) Social Media
16 420 (0.79%) Fixed Income
17 368 (0.69%) Management Information System
18 343 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
19 300 (0.56%) iPad
20 282 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4,642 (8.71%) Linux
2 2,833 (5.32%) Windows
3 2,225 (4.18%) Android
4 1,923 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 1,585 (2.98%) Unix
6 264 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 140 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 108 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 95 (0.18%) Debian
10 94 (0.18%) AIX
11 93 (0.17%) CentOS
12 74 (0.14%) Solaris
13 69 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 66 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 54 (0.10%) Windows 7
16 47 (0.088%) Windows 10
16 47 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
17 38 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
18 36 (0.068%) Windows Phone
19 30 (0.056%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23,606 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 15,182 (28.50%) MVC
3 11,537 (21.66%) TDD
4 7,680 (14.42%) Web Development
5 7,605 (14.28%) Scrum
6 6,811 (12.78%) OO
7 5,639 (10.58%) Software Engineering
8 5,606 (10.52%) BDD
9 5,510 (10.34%) Front End Development
10 4,590 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
11 3,782 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
12 3,749 (7.04%) Unit Testing
13 3,689 (6.92%) SDLC
14 3,542 (6.65%) Web Application Development
15 3,523 (6.61%) Test Automation
16 3,469 (6.51%) OOP
17 3,293 (6.18%) E-Commerce
18 3,050 (5.73%) Microservices
19 2,612 (4.90%) Mentoring
20 2,387 (4.48%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24,194 (45.41%) JavaScript
2 21,512 (40.38%) C#
3 16,737 (31.42%) SQL
4 14,321 (26.88%) Java
5 7,149 (13.42%) PHP
6 4,827 (9.06%) Python
7 3,819 (7.17%) T-SQL
8 3,315 (6.22%) C++
9 2,921 (5.48%) Ruby
10 1,716 (3.22%) VB.NET
11 1,437 (2.70%) C
12 1,417 (2.66%) Scala
13 1,359 (2.55%) TypeScript
14 1,071 (2.01%) PL/SQL
15 1,046 (1.96%) ES6
16 885 (1.66%) VB
17 785 (1.47%) Objective-C
18 645 (1.21%) Apple Swift
19 588 (1.10%) PowerShell
20 570 (1.07%) Go
Qualifications
1 6,361 (11.94%) Degree
2 1,963 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 614 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 485 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 359 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 312 (0.59%) PhD
7 190 (0.36%) Master's Degree
8 187 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
9 96 (0.18%) MCSD
10 87 (0.16%) MCPD
11 85 (0.16%) MCP
12 62 (0.12%) MCAD
13 60 (0.11%) MCTS
14 57 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
15 56 (0.11%) Sun Certification
16 44 (0.083%) ISTQB
17 41 (0.077%) HND
18 38 (0.071%) DBS Check
19 36 (0.068%) ISEB
20 35 (0.066%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,872 (3.51%) QA
2 268 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 134 (0.25%) SLA
4 100 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 79 (0.15%) GCP
6 43 (0.081%) MiFID
7 42 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 42 (0.079%) WCAG
8 41 (0.077%) PMO
9 29 (0.054%) GDPR
10 23 (0.043%) EMIR
11 22 (0.041%) WAI
12 16 (0.030%) IFRS
13 15 (0.028%) SEPA
14 14 (0.026%) HL7
14 14 (0.026%) IFRS 9
15 13 (0.024%) ISO 9001
16 11 (0.021%) GAMP
17 10 (0.019%) Disclosure Scotland
17 10 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2,193 (4.12%) Docker
2 156 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 103 (0.19%) HDFS
4 55 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (0.083%) Firmware
6 40 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (0.043%) Apache Flume
7 23 (0.043%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 19 (0.036%) VirtualBox
8 19 (0.036%) vSphere
9 18 (0.034%) Hyper-V
9 18 (0.034%) Varnish
10 14 (0.026%) Samba
11 12 (0.023%) KVM
12 10 (0.019%) GridGain
13 9 (0.017%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.015%) Squid
15 7 (0.013%) LXC
16 5 (0.009%) Virtual Servers
17 4 (0.008%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 572 (1.07%) Ansible
2 541 (1.02%) Puppet
3 404 (0.76%) Kubernetes
4 377 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 239 (0.45%) Kibana
6 163 (0.31%) Terraform
7 110 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 103 (0.19%) WSUS
9 71 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 64 (0.12%) HockeyApp
11 50 (0.094%) logstash
12 46 (0.086%) Docker Swarm
13 45 (0.084%) Capistrano
14 44 (0.083%) Hadoop YARN
15 41 (0.077%) Packer
16 38 (0.071%) Consul
17 31 (0.058%) Salt
18 30 (0.056%) Nagios
18 30 (0.056%) Oozie
19 25 (0.047%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 7,406 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 3,581 (6.72%) Oracle
3 1,994 (3.74%) Google
4 991 (1.86%) SAP
5 912 (1.71%) Zend
6 648 (1.22%) Facebook
7 644 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
8 625 (1.17%) Xamarin
9 587 (1.10%) Tableau
10 557 (1.05%) Adobe
11 501 (0.94%) Sitecore
12 496 (0.93%) Twitter
13 467 (0.88%) Apple
14 402 (0.75%) IBM
15 337 (0.63%) Capita
16 271 (0.51%) Sybase
17 262 (0.49%) Cognos
18 221 (0.41%) hybris
19 214 (0.40%) TIBCO
20 213 (0.40%) Atlassian