Period
to 20 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 52,154 53,478 59,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.34% 31.35% 29.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.47% 32.50% 30.51%
Number of salaries quoted 45,674 47,518 53,630
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 165,738 164,565 194,156
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,928 136,254 163,031
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 49,123 £47,500 +5.56% 8,386
UK excluding London 0 31,250 £42,500 +6.25% 5,453
London -1 20,096 £60,000 +4.35% 3,451
South East 0 10,065 £45,000 +5.88% 1,340
North of England -1 7,714 £41,000 +2.50% 1,565
Midlands 0 4,251 £40,000 - 917
North West -1 4,142 £42,500 +6.25% 875
East of England 0 3,495 £47,500 +11.76% 549
South West +1 3,426 £41,500 +3.75% 563
Yorkshire -1 3,002 £41,500 +3.75% 550
West Midlands 0 2,524 £40,000 +2.56% 516
East Midlands 0 1,725 £40,000 - 400
Scotland -1 1,669 £45,000 +5.88% 342
North East 0 573 £40,000 +7.93% 140
Wales 0 507 £40,000 +6.67% 113
Northern Ireland 0 149 £39,500 +5.33% 62
Channel Islands - 6 £65,000 - 3
Isle of Man -9 2 £38,750 -13.89% 2

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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 23,934 (45.89%) JavaScript
2 22,724 (43.57%) Agile Software Development
3 21,419 (41.07%) C#
4 20,034 (38.41%) .NET
5 18,504 (35.48%) HTML
6 16,976 (32.55%) CSS
7 16,581 (31.79%) SQL
8 14,211 (27.25%) SQL Server
9 14,203 (27.23%) MVC
10 13,932 (26.71%) Java
11 12,125 (23.25%) AngularJS
12 11,952 (22.92%) ASP.NET
13 11,141 (21.36%) TDD
14 9,465 (18.15%) Finance
15 8,346 (16.00%) Git (software)
16 8,048 (15.43%) jQuery
17 7,644 (14.66%) Microsoft
18 7,382 (14.15%) ASP.NET MVC
19 7,075 (13.57%) Web Development
20 7,021 (13.46%) HTML5
21 6,933 (13.29%) Scrum
22 6,559 (12.58%) PHP
23 6,304 (12.09%) OO
24 6,073 (11.64%) React
25 6,063 (11.63%) Degree
26 5,959 (11.43%) RESTful
27 5,948 (11.40%) Software Engineering
28 5,801 (11.12%) Node.js
29 5,719 (10.97%) Web Services
30 5,502 (10.55%) 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 1,952 (3.74%) CMS
2 1,251 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 1,229 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
4 1,126 (2.16%) Apache
5 1,003 (1.92%) WordPress
6 891 (1.71%) Tomcat
7 763 (1.46%) Umbraco
8 673 (1.29%) IIS
9 633 (1.21%) Drupal
10 613 (1.18%) JBoss
11 554 (1.06%) Apache Spark
12 532 (1.02%) Confluence
13 374 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
14 335 (0.64%) nginx
15 334 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
16 320 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 313 (0.60%) WebSphere
18 302 (0.58%) EPiServer
19 292 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
20 235 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 718 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 542 (1.04%) Photoshop
3 251 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
4 230 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 115 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 98 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 69 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 62 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 59 (0.11%) MS Visio
10 41 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
11 37 (0.071%) GIMP
12 23 (0.044%) Microsoft Project
13 22 (0.042%) InVision
14 21 (0.040%) InDesign
15 16 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
15 16 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
16 15 (0.029%) Fireworks
17 13 (0.025%) SPSS
18 12 (0.023%) Weka
19 11 (0.021%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 672 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 536 (1.03%) Magento
3 196 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 190 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 147 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
6 136 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
7 92 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 84 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 75 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
10 60 (0.12%) Elite 3E
11 59 (0.11%) Markit EDM
11 59 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
12 48 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 43 (0.082%) Oracle ERP
14 41 (0.079%) Eloqua
15 40 (0.077%) Cognos TM1
16 39 (0.075%) Shopify
17 35 (0.067%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 35 (0.067%) Oracle Financials
18 32 (0.061%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4,665 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,269 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1,191 (2.28%) SaaS
4 1,190 (2.28%) GitHub
5 743 (1.42%) npm
6 505 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 396 (0.76%) Office 365
8 389 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 350 (0.67%) Serverless
10 340 (0.65%) PaaS
11 308 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
12 281 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
13 271 (0.52%) Amazon S3
14 205 (0.39%) IaaS
15 175 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
16 151 (0.29%) Google Play
17 132 (0.25%) Heroku
18 129 (0.25%) Slack
19 122 (0.23%) Google Analytics
20 106 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 940 (1.80%) Internet
2 702 (1.35%) HTTP
3 288 (0.55%) SMS
4 249 (0.48%) Intranet
5 233 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 172 (0.33%) Broadband
7 153 (0.29%) Wireless
8 109 (0.21%) SSL
9 102 (0.20%) Hyperconnected
10 89 (0.17%) DNS
11 88 (0.17%) SSH
12 74 (0.14%) Skype
13 51 (0.098%) FTP
14 49 (0.094%) AMQP
15 45 (0.086%) HTTPS
16 44 (0.084%) Bluetooth
17 42 (0.081%) Firewall
17 42 (0.081%) Network Security
18 39 (0.075%) SMTP
19 36 (0.069%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14,211 (27.25%) SQL Server
2 5,160 (9.89%) MySQL
3 4,060 (7.78%) NoSQL
4 2,838 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2,738 (5.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2,604 (4.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 2,507 (4.81%) MongoDB
8 2,294 (4.40%) Relational Database
9 1,972 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
10 1,809 (3.47%) Big Data
11 1,679 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
12 1,643 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1,002 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
14 962 (1.84%) Power BI
15 894 (1.71%) Blockchain
16 792 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
17 790 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
18 774 (1.48%) Hadoop
19 746 (1.43%) Redis
20 689 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8,346 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 2,618 (5.02%) Visual Studio
3 2,140 (4.10%) Jenkins
4 1,863 (3.57%) JIRA
5 1,830 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 1,728 (3.31%) Subversion
7 1,630 (3.13%) Maven
8 1,273 (2.44%) Selenium
9 1,248 (2.39%) gulp
10 1,215 (2.33%) NUnit
11 1,193 (2.29%) JUnit
12 1,091 (2.09%) webpack
13 888 (1.70%) TeamCity
14 846 (1.62%) Grunt
15 758 (1.45%) Cucumber
16 677 (1.30%) Gradle
17 568 (1.09%) Jasmine
18 553 (1.06%) Bitbucket
19 485 (0.93%) Rhino Mocks
20 480 (0.92%) Eclipse
General
1 9,465 (18.15%) Finance
2 2,820 (5.41%) Banking
3 2,473 (4.74%) Retail
4 2,155 (4.13%) Advertising
5 2,077 (3.98%) Marketing
6 1,851 (3.55%) Games
7 1,068 (2.05%) Front Office
8 992 (1.90%) Investment Banking
9 931 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 599 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 507 (0.97%) Financial Institution
12 497 (0.95%) Law
13 468 (0.90%) Electronics
14 467 (0.90%) Legal
15 312 (0.60%) Back Office
16 285 (0.55%) Automotive
17 280 (0.54%) Publishing
18 174 (0.33%) Music Industry
19 122 (0.23%) Retail Banking
20 121 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20,034 (38.41%) .NET
2 18,504 (35.48%) HTML
3 16,976 (32.55%) CSS
4 12,125 (23.25%) AngularJS
5 11,952 (22.92%) ASP.NET
6 8,048 (15.43%) jQuery
7 7,382 (14.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7,021 (13.46%) HTML5
9 6,073 (11.64%) React
10 5,959 (11.43%) RESTful
11 5,801 (11.12%) Node.js
12 5,719 (10.97%) Web Services
13 5,131 (9.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5,072 (9.73%) .NET Framework
15 4,598 (8.82%) Spring
16 4,289 (8.22%) CSS3
17 4,097 (7.86%) WCF
18 4,002 (7.67%) REST
19 3,394 (6.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 3,364 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4,303 (8.25%) Greenfield Project
2 4,211 (8.07%) Computer Science
3 3,578 (6.86%) User Experience
4 2,610 (5.00%) Fintech
5 2,212 (4.24%) Mobile App
6 2,173 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 1,564 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
8 1,485 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
9 1,000 (1.92%) Algorithms
10 692 (1.33%) Data Structures
11 550 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 535 (1.03%) Hedge funds
13 497 (0.95%) Equities
14 433 (0.83%) Management Information System
15 411 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
16 407 (0.78%) Fixed Income
17 387 (0.74%) Derivative
18 300 (0.58%) Social Media
19 288 (0.55%) Client/Server
20 223 (0.43%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 4,536 (8.70%) Linux
2 2,697 (5.17%) Windows
3 2,008 (3.85%) Android
4 1,712 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 1,319 (2.53%) Unix
6 271 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 140 (0.27%) Mac OS
8 137 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 124 (0.24%) CentOS
10 108 (0.21%) Debian
11 93 (0.18%) AIX
12 74 (0.14%) VMS
13 54 (0.10%) Solaris
14 52 (0.100%) Mac OS X
14 52 (0.100%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 45 (0.086%) Windows 10
16 43 (0.082%) Windows 7
16 43 (0.082%) Windows Phone
17 41 (0.079%) Windows Server 2008
18 40 (0.077%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22,724 (43.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14,203 (27.23%) MVC
3 11,141 (21.36%) TDD
4 7,075 (13.57%) Web Development
5 6,933 (13.29%) Scrum
6 6,304 (12.09%) OO
7 5,948 (11.40%) Software Engineering
8 5,502 (10.55%) Front End Development
9 5,319 (10.20%) BDD
10 4,659 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
11 4,567 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
12 3,664 (7.03%) Test Automation
13 3,646 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
14 3,610 (6.92%) Unit Testing
15 3,555 (6.82%) Microservices
16 3,445 (6.61%) SDLC
17 3,265 (6.26%) Web Application Development
18 3,053 (5.85%) OOP
19 2,967 (5.69%) E-Commerce
20 2,930 (5.62%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 23,934 (45.89%) JavaScript
2 21,419 (41.07%) C#
3 16,581 (31.79%) SQL
4 13,932 (26.71%) Java
5 6,559 (12.58%) PHP
6 4,826 (9.25%) Python
7 3,622 (6.94%) T-SQL
8 2,955 (5.67%) C++
9 2,761 (5.29%) Ruby
10 2,040 (3.91%) Java 8
11 1,721 (3.30%) TypeScript
12 1,544 (2.96%) Scala
13 1,536 (2.95%) VB.NET
14 1,321 (2.53%) C
15 1,223 (2.34%) ES6
16 1,054 (2.02%) PL/SQL
17 800 (1.53%) VB
18 788 (1.51%) PowerShell
19 696 (1.33%) Objective-C
20 650 (1.25%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 6,063 (11.63%) Degree
2 1,942 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 601 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 484 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 353 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 278 (0.53%) PhD
7 243 (0.47%) Master's Degree
8 163 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
9 107 (0.21%) MCPD
10 88 (0.17%) MCP
11 79 (0.15%) MCSD
12 77 (0.15%) DV Cleared
13 64 (0.12%) MCTS
14 57 (0.11%) Sun Certification
15 54 (0.10%) MCAD
16 49 (0.094%) MCSE
17 47 (0.090%) SAFe Agilist
18 46 (0.088%) ISEB
19 43 (0.082%) HND
20 37 (0.071%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,727 (3.31%) QA
2 205 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 119 (0.23%) SLA
4 104 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 99 (0.19%) GCP
6 86 (0.16%) GDPR
7 49 (0.094%) MiFID
8 39 (0.075%) ISO 9001
9 37 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 32 (0.061%) PMO
11 19 (0.036%) WCAG
12 18 (0.035%) Disclosure Scotland
13 14 (0.027%) WAI
14 12 (0.023%) EMIR
15 9 (0.017%) GAMP
15 9 (0.017%) JTAG
16 8 (0.015%) HL7
16 8 (0.015%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 7 (0.013%) Dodd-Frank
18 6 (0.012%) SEPA
System Software
1 2,567 (4.92%) Docker
2 209 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 110 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
4 72 (0.14%) HDFS
5 58 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 45 (0.086%) Firmware
7 26 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 25 (0.048%) vSphere
9 23 (0.044%) Hyper-V
9 23 (0.044%) VirtualBox
10 17 (0.033%) Apache Flume
11 14 (0.027%) LXC
12 13 (0.025%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.025%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (0.021%) GridGain
14 8 (0.015%) Varnish
15 7 (0.013%) Samba
15 7 (0.013%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.012%) KVM
16 6 (0.012%) Squid
Systems Management
1 641 (1.23%) Ansible
2 583 (1.12%) Kubernetes
3 484 (0.93%) Puppet
4 372 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 339 (0.65%) Terraform
6 200 (0.38%) Kibana
7 92 (0.18%) HockeyApp
8 80 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 79 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 78 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
11 74 (0.14%) WSUS
12 57 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
13 35 (0.067%) logstash
14 34 (0.065%) Packer
15 32 (0.061%) HAProxy
16 29 (0.056%) Salt
17 27 (0.052%) Prometheus
18 26 (0.050%) Hadoop YARN
19 25 (0.048%) Capistrano
19 25 (0.048%) Graphite
Vendors
1 7,644 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 3,415 (6.55%) Oracle
3 1,789 (3.43%) Google
4 801 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
5 766 (1.47%) SAP
6 725 (1.39%) Xamarin
7 679 (1.30%) Zend
8 609 (1.17%) Tableau
9 566 (1.09%) Capita
10 559 (1.07%) Facebook
11 533 (1.02%) Adobe
12 490 (0.94%) Sitecore
13 482 (0.92%) Twitter
14 354 (0.68%) Apple
15 284 (0.54%) IBM
16 282 (0.54%) Atlassian
17 220 (0.42%) Sybase
18 183 (0.35%) TIBCO
19 181 (0.35%) Cognos
20 163 (0.31%) Informatica