Period
to 23 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 35,615 43,795 53,619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.32% 28.85% 30.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.63% 30.07% 31.90%
Number of salaries quoted 30,466 37,841 46,755
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 120,184 145,625 168,066
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 95.92% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 96,228 116,353 136,812
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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 32,828 £52,500 +5.00% 7,850
UK excluding London 0 20,330 £45,000 - 5,542
London 0 14,584 £65,000 +4.00% 2,895
South East 0 6,714 £50,000 +5.26% 1,307
North of England 0 4,725 £45,000 +5.88% 1,540
North West 0 2,832 £45,000 - 864
Midlands +1 2,754 £42,500 +6.25% 852
South West 0 2,483 £43,000 +4.88% 722
Yorkshire 0 1,603 £43,000 +1.18% 501
East of England 0 1,544 £50,000 +5.26% 537
West Midlands 0 1,498 £42,500 +6.25% 450
Scotland +1 1,326 £45,000 - 360
East Midlands 0 1,249 £42,500 +3.66% 402
Wales 0 590 £42,500 +13.33% 172
North East 0 292 £40,000 - 176
Northern Ireland 0 254 £47,500 +18.75% 52
Isle of Man +1 3 £53,000 -21.48% 2
Channel Islands 0 2 - - 2

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 15,840 (44.48%) JavaScript
2 14,527 (40.79%) Agile Software Development
3 13,727 (38.54%) C#
4 12,721 (35.72%) .NET
5 10,249 (28.78%) SQL
6 10,172 (28.56%) HTML
7 9,635 (27.05%) CSS
8 8,801 (24.71%) Java
9 7,851 (22.04%) SQL Server
10 7,579 (21.28%) AngularJS
11 6,926 (19.45%) MVC
12 6,314 (17.73%) ASP.NET
13 6,201 (17.41%) Finance
14 5,891 (16.54%) TDD
15 5,821 (16.34%) React
16 5,647 (15.86%) Azure
17 5,171 (14.52%) Git (software)
18 4,637 (13.02%) AWS
19 4,511 (12.67%) Microsoft
20 4,382 (12.30%) Microservices
21 4,256 (11.95%) Scrum
22 4,213 (11.83%) Python
23 4,061 (11.40%) Software Engineering
24 4,033 (11.32%) PHP
25 3,957 (11.11%) Front End Development
26 3,936 (11.05%) Web Development
27 3,812 (10.70%) Web Services
28 3,683 (10.34%) jQuery
29 3,654 (10.26%) Node.js
30 3,590 (10.08%) Degree

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
1 860 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
2 854 (2.40%) CMS
3 603 (1.69%) WordPress
4 544 (1.53%) SharePoint
5 418 (1.17%) Confluence
6 396 (1.11%) Apache Spark
7 390 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 385 (1.08%) IIS
9 358 (1.01%) Apache
10 266 (0.75%) Umbraco
11 253 (0.71%) Drupal
12 191 (0.54%) nginx
13 176 (0.49%) EPiServer
14 162 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
15 150 (0.42%) JBoss
16 136 (0.38%) WebSphere
17 97 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 94 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
19 92 (0.26%) WebLogic
20 82 (0.23%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 416 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 195 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 188 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 104 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 69 (0.19%) Chatbot
6 64 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 63 (0.18%) Sketch
8 55 (0.15%) Adobe XD
9 44 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 33 (0.093%) MS Visio
11 30 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
12 27 (0.076%) HipChat
13 22 (0.062%) InfoPath
14 21 (0.059%) InVision
15 13 (0.037%) LibreOffice
16 11 (0.031%) InDesign
17 10 (0.028%) Steinberg Cubase
17 10 (0.028%) UserZoom
17 10 (0.028%) Zeplin
18 9 (0.025%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 449 (1.26%) Magento
2 382 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 124 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 95 (0.27%) Shopify
5 85 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 69 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 59 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 59 (0.17%) NetSuite
8 46 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 35 (0.098%) Distributed Ledger
10 32 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
11 25 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
12 24 (0.067%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 23 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 20 (0.056%) SAP ERP
14 20 (0.056%) SAP Hybris
15 19 (0.053%) SAP EHS
16 16 (0.045%) Markit EDM
16 16 (0.045%) Visualfiles
17 15 (0.042%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 5,647 (15.86%) Azure
2 4,637 (13.02%) AWS
3 1,254 (3.52%) SaaS
4 1,060 (2.98%) Power Platform
5 852 (2.39%) GitHub
6 836 (2.35%) Serverless
7 787 (2.21%) GCP
8 449 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
9 440 (1.24%) npm
10 382 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
11 358 (1.01%) Amazon S3
12 335 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
13 328 (0.92%) PaaS
14 241 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
15 228 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
16 192 (0.54%) Amazon ECS
17 167 (0.47%) Office 365
18 166 (0.47%) OpenShift
19 131 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
20 130 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 542 (1.52%) Internet
2 398 (1.12%) HTTP
3 137 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 92 (0.26%) Intranet
5 62 (0.17%) SSL
6 57 (0.16%) Broadband
7 49 (0.14%) Wireless
8 46 (0.13%) DNS
8 46 (0.13%) HTTPS
9 42 (0.12%) SSH
10 35 (0.098%) Extranet
11 30 (0.084%) AMQP
11 30 (0.084%) Network Security
11 30 (0.084%) Wi-Fi
12 29 (0.081%) Bluetooth
13 28 (0.079%) FTP
14 24 (0.067%) Firewall
15 23 (0.065%) X.509
16 21 (0.059%) DAB
17 19 (0.053%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7,851 (22.04%) SQL Server
2 3,163 (8.88%) MySQL
3 1,647 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,639 (4.60%) NoSQL
5 1,508 (4.23%) Relational Database
6 1,500 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1,310 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
8 1,298 (3.64%) MongoDB
9 1,224 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
10 1,054 (2.96%) Big Data
11 1,006 (2.82%) Power BI
12 776 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 762 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
14 526 (1.48%) Redis
15 361 (1.01%) Hadoop
15 361 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
16 338 (0.95%) RDBMS
17 333 (0.93%) Oracle Database
18 301 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
19 292 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5,171 (14.52%) Git (software)
2 1,689 (4.74%) Jenkins
3 1,392 (3.91%) Visual Studio
4 1,315 (3.69%) JIRA
5 902 (2.53%) webpack
6 886 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 772 (2.17%) Maven
8 686 (1.93%) Selenium
9 633 (1.78%) Subversion
10 604 (1.70%) gulp
11 584 (1.64%) JUnit
12 513 (1.44%) TeamCity
13 488 (1.37%) Bitbucket
14 426 (1.20%) Grunt
15 411 (1.15%) Cucumber
16 404 (1.13%) NUnit
17 373 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
18 370 (1.04%) Jasmine
19 299 (0.84%) Eclipse
20 290 (0.81%) Gradle
General
1 6,201 (17.41%) Finance
2 1,599 (4.49%) Retail
3 1,511 (4.24%) Banking
4 1,293 (3.63%) Marketing
5 1,025 (2.88%) Front Office
6 977 (2.74%) Games
7 567 (1.59%) Public Sector
8 429 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 405 (1.14%) Telecoms
10 382 (1.07%) Investment Banking
11 374 (1.05%) Law
12 368 (1.03%) Advertising
13 278 (0.78%) Legal
14 247 (0.69%) Electronics
15 229 (0.64%) Automotive
16 220 (0.62%) Back Office
17 209 (0.59%) Financial Institution
18 149 (0.42%) Publishing
19 73 (0.20%) Aerospace
20 69 (0.19%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12,721 (35.72%) .NET
2 10,172 (28.56%) HTML
3 9,635 (27.05%) CSS
4 7,579 (21.28%) AngularJS
5 6,314 (17.73%) ASP.NET
6 5,821 (16.34%) React
7 3,812 (10.70%) Web Services
8 3,683 (10.34%) jQuery
9 3,654 (10.26%) Node.js
10 3,345 (9.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3,271 (9.18%) HTML5
12 3,225 (9.06%) REST
13 3,051 (8.57%) .NET Core
14 3,026 (8.50%) Spring
15 2,974 (8.35%) .NET Framework
16 2,873 (8.07%) RESTful
17 2,791 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
18 2,132 (5.99%) Vue.js
19 1,927 (5.41%) CSS3
20 1,763 (4.95%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3,001 (8.43%) Greenfield Project
2 2,439 (6.85%) User Experience
3 1,711 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 1,600 (4.49%) Mobile App
5 951 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
6 742 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 710 (1.99%) Algorithms
8 581 (1.63%) Fixed Income
9 567 (1.59%) Data Structures
10 522 (1.47%) Hedge funds
11 517 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 494 (1.39%) Derivative
13 428 (1.20%) Equities
14 240 (0.67%) Management Information System
15 198 (0.56%) Cloud Native
16 192 (0.54%) Virtual Team
17 172 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
18 166 (0.47%) Social Media
19 139 (0.39%) Public Cloud
20 126 (0.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2,339 (6.57%) Linux
2 1,413 (3.97%) Android
3 1,399 (3.93%) Windows
4 1,275 (3.58%) Apple iOS
5 774 (2.17%) Unix
6 152 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 90 (0.25%) CentOS
8 81 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 68 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 54 (0.15%) Mac OS X
11 43 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 38 (0.11%) Windows 10
13 34 (0.095%) Debian
14 32 (0.090%) Windows Server 2012
15 30 (0.084%) tvOS
16 24 (0.067%) AIX
17 22 (0.062%) Windows 7
18 19 (0.053%) MVS
19 18 (0.051%) VMS
20 17 (0.048%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14,527 (40.79%) Agile Software Development
2 6,926 (19.45%) MVC
3 5,891 (16.54%) TDD
4 4,382 (12.30%) Microservices
5 4,256 (11.95%) Scrum
6 4,061 (11.40%) Software Engineering
7 3,957 (11.11%) Front End Development
8 3,936 (11.05%) Web Development
9 3,520 (9.88%) DevOps
10 3,244 (9.11%) OO
11 2,984 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
12 2,819 (7.92%) Computer Science
13 2,516 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
14 2,483 (6.97%) BDD
15 2,197 (6.17%) Fintech
15 2,197 (6.17%) Unit Testing
16 2,156 (6.05%) Test Automation
17 2,135 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
18 2,074 (5.82%) Mentoring
19 2,021 (5.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15,840 (44.48%) JavaScript
2 13,727 (38.54%) C#
3 10,249 (28.78%) SQL
4 8,801 (24.71%) Java
5 4,213 (11.83%) Python
6 4,033 (11.32%) PHP
7 2,298 (6.45%) TypeScript
8 2,017 (5.66%) T-SQL
9 1,586 (4.45%) C++
10 1,477 (4.15%) Java 8
11 1,088 (3.05%) ES6
12 914 (2.57%) VB.NET
13 865 (2.43%) Ruby
14 757 (2.13%) Scala
15 684 (1.92%) Kotlin
16 674 (1.89%) C
17 582 (1.63%) PL/SQL
18 502 (1.41%) Apple Swift
19 499 (1.40%) R
20 474 (1.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 3,590 (10.08%) Degree
2 1,386 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 575 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 308 (0.86%) SC Cleared
5 190 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 148 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 112 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
8 99 (0.28%) Master's Degree
9 56 (0.16%) HND
10 41 (0.12%) PhD
11 38 (0.11%) AWS Certification
12 34 (0.095%) Postgraduate
13 31 (0.087%) DBS Check
14 28 (0.079%) Oracle Certification
15 27 (0.076%) MCP
15 27 (0.076%) MCSD
16 18 (0.051%) MCAD
16 18 (0.051%) MCPD
17 16 (0.045%) MCTS
18 15 (0.042%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,095 (3.07%) QA
2 145 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 127 (0.36%) GDPR
4 48 (0.13%) SLA
5 44 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 41 (0.12%) WCAG
7 39 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 29 (0.081%) DICOM
9 19 (0.053%) PMO
10 16 (0.045%) WAI
11 12 (0.034%) PSD2
12 11 (0.031%) ISO 9001
12 11 (0.031%) MiFID
13 8 (0.022%) EMIR
13 8 (0.022%) PA-DSS
13 8 (0.022%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (0.017%) Dodd-Frank
16 4 (0.011%) GxP
17 3 (0.008%) SEPA
System Software
1 3,068 (8.61%) Docker
2 76 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 60 (0.17%) Firmware
4 49 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (0.076%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (0.070%) Varnish
7 22 (0.062%) vCloud
8 18 (0.051%) HDFS
9 17 (0.048%) LXC
10 14 (0.039%) Postfix
10 14 (0.039%) vSphere
11 10 (0.028%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 10 (0.028%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 7 (0.020%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.014%) Hyper-V
14 4 (0.011%) Kamailio
14 4 (0.011%) KVM
15 3 (0.008%) Apache Flume
16 2 (0.006%) Cronacle
16 2 (0.006%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,639 (4.60%) Kubernetes
2 379 (1.06%) Terraform
3 312 (0.88%) Ansible
4 169 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 161 (0.45%) Puppet
6 106 (0.30%) Kibana
7 55 (0.15%) Grafana
8 42 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
9 34 (0.095%) Mesos
10 31 (0.087%) Docker Swarm
11 29 (0.081%) Prometheus
12 27 (0.076%) SQL Sentry
13 26 (0.073%) logstash
14 25 (0.070%) Rancher
15 24 (0.067%) Control-M
16 23 (0.065%) BMC PATROL
17 20 (0.056%) vCenter Server
18 19 (0.053%) Istio
18 19 (0.053%) MIIS
19 16 (0.045%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4,511 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 1,846 (5.18%) Oracle
3 826 (2.32%) Google
4 594 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
5 529 (1.49%) Tableau
6 518 (1.45%) SAP
7 432 (1.21%) Xamarin
8 354 (0.99%) Zend
9 325 (0.91%) Adobe
10 254 (0.71%) IBM
11 252 (0.71%) Sitecore
12 206 (0.58%) Atlassian
13 176 (0.49%) Apple
14 173 (0.49%) ServiceNow
15 163 (0.46%) MuleSoft
16 138 (0.39%) Informatica
17 130 (0.37%) Facebook
18 127 (0.36%) Sage
19 117 (0.33%) TIBCO
20 108 (0.30%) Sybase