The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
UK
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 26198 30223 30748
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.97% 29.23% 28.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.17% 30.33% 29.46%
Number of salaries quoted 23078 26874 26926
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Developer in the UK

Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 24542 £45,000 - 4262
London 0 10015 £57,500 +4.54% 1682
South East 0 4390 £42,500 - 639
North West 0 2251 £40,000 - 482
East of England 0 1896 £42,500 - 323
Yorkshire 0 1676 £40,000 - 304
South West -1 1632 £40,000 +6.66% 299
City of London 0 1517 £62,500 +8.69% 379
Manchester 0 1440 £40,000 - 286
West Midlands 0 1436 £37,500 -6.25% 217
West Yorkshire 0 1073 £40,000 - 184
Hampshire 0 996 £40,000 - 145
East Midlands 0 995 £37,500 - 233
Scotland +1 871 £42,500 +1.19% 137
Berkshire +1 814 £45,000 - 87
Leeds 0 739 £40,000 - 142
Hertfordshire +1 672 £45,000 - 84
Bristol -1 655 £42,500 +10.38% 112
Surrey -1 644 £49,946 +10.99% 103
Cambridgeshire 0 544 £40,000 -5.88% 120
Oxfordshire 0 520 £42,500 -5.55% 105
Birmingham 0 495 £39,000 -2.50% 62
Glasgow 0 475 £45,000 +12.50% 62
Nottinghamshire 0 436 £40,000 +6.66% 82
Cheshire +1 426 £40,000 +6.66% 113
Buckinghamshire 0 425 £45,000 +2.85% 59
Cambridge -1 394 £40,000 -5.88% 92
Wales 0 362 £37,500 - 50
Essex +1 360 £42,500 -5.55% 49
Nottingham 0 354 £42,500 +13.33% 64

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 24115 (45.79%) JavaScript
2 22920 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
3 21191 (40.24%) C#
4 20584 (39.09%) HTML
5 20478 (38.88%) .NET
6 18703 (35.51%) CSS
7 16881 (32.05%) SQL
8 15210 (28.88%) SQL Server
9 14674 (27.86%) MVC
10 14134 (26.84%) Java
11 13040 (24.76%) ASP.NET
12 11297 (21.45%) TDD
13 11281 (21.42%) AngularJS
14 10019 (19.02%) Finance
15 9219 (17.51%) jQuery
16 8297 (15.75%) HTML5
17 8285 (15.73%) Web Development
18 7952 (15.10%) OO
19 7666 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC
20 7428 (14.10%) Scrum
21 7357 (13.97%) Microsoft
22 6944 (13.19%) Git (software)
23 6868 (13.04%) Degree
24 6653 (12.63%) PHP
25 6110 (11.60%) Web Services
26 5702 (10.83%) Software Engineering
27 5507 (10.46%) MySQL
28 5087 (9.66%) CSS3
29 5031 (9.55%) Front End Development
30 5003 (9.50%) Node.js

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2050 (3.89%) CMS
2 1246 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
3 1176 (2.23%) Apache
4 1163 (2.21%) SharePoint
5 1157 (2.20%) Tomcat
6 1061 (2.01%) WordPress
7 879 (1.67%) IIS
8 825 (1.57%) JBoss
9 686 (1.30%) Drupal
10 676 (1.28%) WebSphere
11 671 (1.27%) Apache Spark
12 647 (1.23%) Umbraco
13 432 (0.82%) WebLogic
14 379 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
15 375 (0.71%) Apache Solr
16 329 (0.62%) Confluence
17 305 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
18 293 (0.56%) EPiServer
19 290 (0.55%) nginx
20 280 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2989 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 798 (1.52%) Photoshop
3 360 (0.68%) MS Office
4 299 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 140 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 97 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 63 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
8 48 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
9 47 (0.089%) InVision
10 44 (0.084%) Fireworks
11 39 (0.074%) InDesign
12 32 (0.061%) InfoPath
13 22 (0.042%) MS Project
14 19 (0.036%) GIMP
15 15 (0.028%) Chatbot
16 14 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
16 14 (0.027%) SPSS
17 13 (0.025%) HipChat
17 13 (0.025%) Maya
18 11 (0.021%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 664 (1.26%) Magento
2 520 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 169 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 135 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 115 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
6 106 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 100 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 74 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 65 (0.12%) SAP BPC
10 63 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 63 (0.12%) Visualfiles
11 56 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
12 51 (0.097%) NetSuite
13 43 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
14 34 (0.065%) Markit EDM
14 34 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 34 (0.065%) Shopify
15 30 (0.057%) SAP CRM
16 29 (0.055%) Adobe Campaign
17 27 (0.051%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2825 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2772 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1109 (2.11%) SaaS
4 946 (1.80%) GitHub
5 246 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 234 (0.44%) Google Play
7 232 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 224 (0.43%) Office 365
9 218 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 179 (0.34%) PaaS
11 171 (0.32%) Google Analytics
12 126 (0.24%) Heroku
13 123 (0.23%) Force.com
14 97 (0.18%) Amazon S3
15 85 (0.16%) IaaS
16 56 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 55 (0.10%) Google App Engine
18 54 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
19 52 (0.099%) Slack
20 48 (0.091%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1134 (2.15%) Internet
2 986 (1.87%) HTTP
3 319 (0.61%) Intranet
4 254 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 116 (0.22%) SSL
6 115 (0.22%) DNS
7 112 (0.21%) FTP
8 110 (0.21%) Skype
9 109 (0.21%) Broadband
10 68 (0.13%) LDAP
11 67 (0.13%) HTTPS
12 58 (0.11%) SSH
13 52 (0.099%) Firewall
14 37 (0.070%) ATM
14 37 (0.070%) Wireshark
15 35 (0.066%) Extranet
15 35 (0.066%) SMTP
16 34 (0.065%) 3G
16 34 (0.065%) 4G
16 34 (0.065%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15210 (28.88%) SQL Server
2 5507 (10.46%) MySQL
3 3700 (7.03%) NoSQL
4 2932 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2609 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2577 (4.89%) Relational Database
7 2434 (4.62%) SQL Server 2014
8 2428 (4.61%) MongoDB
9 2039 (3.87%) Big Data
10 2033 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
11 1564 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1494 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 1323 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
14 1205 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
15 1037 (1.97%) Hadoop
16 910 (1.73%) RDBMS
17 877 (1.67%) Oracle Database
18 779 (1.48%) Redis
19 757 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
20 591 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6944 (13.19%) Git (software)
2 2754 (5.23%) Visual Studio
3 2226 (4.23%) Subversion
4 2169 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1938 (3.68%) Jenkins
6 1743 (3.31%) Maven
7 1559 (2.96%) JIRA
8 1407 (2.67%) NUnit
9 1258 (2.39%) JUnit
10 1099 (2.09%) gulp
11 1074 (2.04%) Selenium
12 1046 (1.99%) Grunt
13 919 (1.75%) TeamCity
14 701 (1.33%) Moq
15 691 (1.31%) Rhino Mocks
16 595 (1.13%) Jasmine
17 573 (1.09%) Eclipse
18 530 (1.01%) Gradle
19 523 (0.99%) MSTest
20 489 (0.93%) Cucumber
General
1 10019 (19.02%) Finance
2 3642 (6.92%) Banking
3 2084 (3.96%) Marketing
4 1866 (3.54%) Retail
5 1660 (3.15%) Games
6 1404 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 1379 (2.62%) Advertising
8 1059 (2.01%) Investment Banking
9 937 (1.78%) Front Office
10 570 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 545 (1.03%) Legal
12 476 (0.90%) Publishing
13 396 (0.75%) Back Office
14 351 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 349 (0.66%) Electronics
16 298 (0.57%) Automotive
17 292 (0.55%) Law
18 192 (0.36%) Music Industry
19 125 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
20 87 (0.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20584 (39.09%) HTML
2 20478 (38.88%) .NET
3 18703 (35.51%) CSS
4 13040 (24.76%) ASP.NET
5 11281 (21.42%) AngularJS
6 9219 (17.51%) jQuery
7 8297 (15.75%) HTML5
8 7666 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6110 (11.60%) Web Services
10 5087 (9.66%) CSS3
11 5003 (9.50%) Node.js
12 4935 (9.37%) XML
13 4910 (9.32%) .NET Framework
14 4460 (8.47%) ASP.NET Web API
15 4455 (8.46%) WCF
16 4399 (8.35%) Spring
17 4258 (8.09%) RESTful
18 3953 (7.51%) REST
19 3641 (6.91%) React
20 3154 (5.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4784 (9.08%) Computer Science
2 3189 (6.06%) User Experience
3 2403 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2268 (4.31%) Mobile App
5 1503 (2.85%) Fintech
6 1332 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1090 (2.07%) Algorithms
8 790 (1.50%) Data Structures
9 778 (1.48%) iPad
10 692 (1.31%) Hedge funds
11 650 (1.23%) Client/Server
12 640 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 494 (0.94%) Social Media
14 474 (0.90%) Derivative
15 468 (0.89%) Equities
16 378 (0.72%) Fixed Income
17 368 (0.70%) Management Information System
18 300 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
19 293 (0.56%) N-Tier
20 243 (0.46%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4857 (9.22%) Linux
2 3121 (5.93%) Windows
3 2163 (4.11%) Android
4 1984 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 1605 (3.05%) Unix
6 370 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 159 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 147 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 124 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 99 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 94 (0.18%) CentOS
12 91 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 69 (0.13%) Windows Phone
14 67 (0.13%) Solaris
15 64 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 48 (0.091%) Debian
17 39 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
18 37 (0.070%) Windows 7
19 36 (0.068%) Embedded Linux
20 28 (0.053%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22920 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
2 14674 (27.86%) MVC
3 11297 (21.45%) TDD
4 8285 (15.73%) Web Development
5 7952 (15.10%) OO
6 7428 (14.10%) Scrum
7 5702 (10.83%) Software Engineering
8 5031 (9.55%) Front End Development
9 4722 (8.97%) BDD
10 4319 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
11 3856 (7.32%) E-Commerce
12 3758 (7.14%) SDLC
13 3519 (6.68%) OOP
14 3433 (6.52%) Unit Testing
15 3373 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
16 2570 (4.88%) Web Application Development
17 2508 (4.76%) Multithreading
18 2442 (4.64%) Mentoring
19 2049 (3.89%) Kanban
20 1944 (3.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24115 (45.79%) JavaScript
2 21191 (40.24%) C#
3 16881 (32.05%) SQL
4 14134 (26.84%) Java
5 6653 (12.63%) PHP
6 4245 (8.06%) Python
7 3984 (7.56%) T-SQL
8 3588 (6.81%) C++
9 2438 (4.63%) Ruby
10 2302 (4.37%) VB.NET
11 1673 (3.18%) Scala
12 1303 (2.47%) PL/SQL
13 1218 (2.31%) C
14 944 (1.79%) TypeScript
15 909 (1.73%) VB
16 887 (1.68%) Objective-C
17 768 (1.46%) ES6
18 744 (1.41%) Perl
19 623 (1.18%) Apple Swift
20 574 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6868 (13.04%) Degree
2 677 (1.29%) Security Cleared
3 427 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 361 (0.69%) SC Cleared
5 299 (0.57%) PhD
6 115 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 79 (0.15%) PMI Certification
8 78 (0.15%) MCP
9 67 (0.13%) MCSD
10 59 (0.11%) MCTS
11 56 (0.11%) HND
12 49 (0.093%) MySQL Certification
13 33 (0.063%) MCAD
14 29 (0.055%) DBS Check
15 26 (0.049%) ISTQB
16 23 (0.044%) Postgraduate
17 21 (0.040%) A+ Certification
17 21 (0.040%) HNC
17 21 (0.040%) ISEB
17 21 (0.040%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1564 (2.97%) QA
2 170 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 110 (0.21%) SLA
4 87 (0.17%) SDET
5 86 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 72 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 66 (0.13%) MiFID
8 58 (0.11%) WAI
9 48 (0.091%) WCAG
10 26 (0.049%) ISO 14001
11 25 (0.047%) Basel III
12 24 (0.046%) HL7
13 22 (0.042%) EMIR
14 18 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 17 (0.032%) Dodd-Frank
16 14 (0.027%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 12 (0.023%) IFRS
17 12 (0.023%) PMO
18 10 (0.019%) IFRS 9
19 9 (0.017%) SEPA
System Software
1 1208 (2.29%) Docker
2 112 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 81 (0.15%) Firmware
5 76 (0.14%) HDFS
6 74 (0.14%) Varnish
7 61 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 51 (0.097%) Virtual Machines
9 38 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
10 34 (0.065%) KVM
11 32 (0.061%) Hyper-V
12 25 (0.047%) LXC
13 18 (0.034%) vSphere
14 15 (0.028%) Samba
15 14 (0.027%) Apache Flume
15 14 (0.027%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (0.023%) VirtualBox
17 11 (0.021%) etcd
18 10 (0.019%) Squid
19 6 (0.011%) Xen
Systems Management
1 578 (1.10%) Puppet
2 502 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 450 (0.85%) Ansible
4 279 (0.53%) Kibana
5 197 (0.37%) Kubernetes
6 124 (0.24%) logstash
7 93 (0.18%) Salt
8 86 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 84 (0.16%) Terraform
10 77 (0.15%) Control-M
10 77 (0.15%) WSUS
11 61 (0.12%) Grafana
12 48 (0.091%) Graphite
13 39 (0.074%) Capistrano
14 38 (0.072%) Mesos
15 28 (0.053%) Oozie
16 27 (0.051%) Packer
17 20 (0.038%) cPanel
18 19 (0.036%) Nagios
19 18 (0.034%) MOM
Vendors
1 7357 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 3890 (7.39%) Oracle
3 1368 (2.60%) Google
4 859 (1.63%) Zend
5 770 (1.46%) Adobe
6 698 (1.33%) SAP
7 649 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 649 (1.23%) Xamarin
8 541 (1.03%) Tableau
9 489 (0.93%) Facebook
10 452 (0.86%) Sitecore
11 404 (0.77%) IBM
12 387 (0.73%) Apple
13 311 (0.59%) Sybase
14 303 (0.58%) Twitter
15 240 (0.46%) TIBCO
16 215 (0.41%) Cognos
17 190 (0.36%) Red Hat
18 165 (0.31%) hybris
18 165 (0.31%) Talend
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + be - pension, flexibens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Private Medical Care, 24 Holidays
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 25 Days holiday, Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Execllent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
North London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Cardiff DT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 40k + 3% Pension, Bonus, Healthcare and more
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tomorrow People
Salary: 40+ holidays per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35k + 5% Pension, 25 Days and more
Posted: 2 hours ago
Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago