Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 55015 56368 63089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.46% 29.63% 29.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.80% 30.71% 30.31%
Number of salaries quoted 47356 50630 56743
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.36%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Developer in the UK

Developer
Top 17 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 November 2017. 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 51791 £47,500 +5.56% 4456
UK excluding London 0 32498 £41,500 +3.75% 2714
London -2 21682 £57,500 - 1906
South East 0 9861 £45,000 +5.88% 672
North of England 0 7829 £40,000 - 812
Midlands 0 5007 £37,500 -3.85% 421
North West 0 4556 £40,000 - 428
East of England 0 3791 £45,000 +5.88% 337
South West 0 3595 £40,000 - 296
West Midlands 0 3194 £37,500 - 210
Yorkshire +1 2868 £40,000 - 331
East Midlands 0 1816 £37,500 -6.25% 204
Scotland 0 1742 £42,500 +6.25% 116
Wales 0 550 £37,500 - 46
North East 0 413 £37,500 - 53
Northern Ireland +4 178 £36,500 +4.29% 13
Isle of Man -3 11 £50,000 -

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 24867 (45.20%) JavaScript
2 24374 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
3 21747 (39.53%) C#
4 20379 (37.04%) .NET
5 20116 (36.56%) HTML
6 18182 (33.05%) CSS
7 17456 (31.73%) SQL
8 15360 (27.92%) SQL Server
9 15345 (27.89%) MVC
10 15022 (27.31%) Java
11 12708 (23.10%) ASP.NET
12 12187 (22.15%) AngularJS
13 11718 (21.30%) TDD
14 11098 (20.17%) Finance
15 9045 (16.44%) jQuery
16 7990 (14.52%) Git (software)
17 7936 (14.43%) HTML5
18 7914 (14.39%) Scrum
19 7868 (14.30%) Web Development
20 7799 (14.18%) ASP.NET MVC
21 7681 (13.96%) Microsoft
22 7268 (13.21%) OO
23 7051 (12.82%) PHP
24 6765 (12.30%) Degree
25 6379 (11.60%) Web Services
26 5882 (10.69%) Node.js
27 5675 (10.32%) Front End Development
28 5601 (10.18%) RESTful
29 5583 (10.15%) MySQL
30 5538 (10.07%) Software Engineering

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 2101 (3.82%) CMS
2 1276 (2.32%) Apache
3 1271 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
4 1174 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1088 (1.98%) WordPress
6 1064 (1.93%) Tomcat
7 916 (1.67%) IIS
8 697 (1.27%) Apache Spark
9 677 (1.23%) JBoss
10 671 (1.22%) Umbraco
11 662 (1.20%) Drupal
12 546 (0.99%) Confluence
13 467 (0.85%) WebSphere
14 393 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
15 352 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
16 313 (0.57%) Apache Solr
17 297 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
18 286 (0.52%) nginx
19 270 (0.49%) EPiServer
20 249 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 828 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 717 (1.30%) Photoshop
3 419 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
4 352 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 174 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 83 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 45 (0.082%) InfoPath
7 45 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
8 44 (0.080%) Chatbot
8 44 (0.080%) MS Visio
9 37 (0.067%) InDesign
9 37 (0.067%) InVision
10 28 (0.051%) FileZilla
11 21 (0.038%) GIMP
12 20 (0.036%) SPSS
13 12 (0.022%) HipChat
14 9 (0.016%) Moqups
15 8 (0.015%) Fireworks
15 8 (0.015%) XMetaL
16 7 (0.013%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 725 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 722 (1.31%) Magento
3 255 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 187 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 136 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 95 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
7 72 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 58 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 50 (0.091%) Shopify
10 39 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
10 39 (0.071%) SAP CRM
11 37 (0.067%) Adobe Campaign
11 37 (0.067%) NetSuite
11 37 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
12 31 (0.056%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 28 (0.051%) Markit EDM
13 28 (0.051%) Oracle ERP
14 27 (0.049%) Cognos TM1
15 26 (0.047%) Eloqua
16 25 (0.045%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 3936 (7.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 3852 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1468 (2.67%) SaaS
4 1312 (2.38%) GitHub
5 544 (0.99%) npm
6 356 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 323 (0.59%) Google Play
8 317 (0.58%) Office 365
9 313 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
10 240 (0.44%) PaaS
11 228 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
12 201 (0.37%) Serverless
13 199 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
14 149 (0.27%) Amazon S3
15 148 (0.27%) IaaS
16 143 (0.26%) Google Analytics
17 120 (0.22%) Heroku
18 113 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
19 111 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
20 107 (0.19%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1246 (2.26%) Internet
2 811 (1.47%) HTTP
3 300 (0.55%) Intranet
4 258 (0.47%) SMS
5 208 (0.38%) TCP/IP
6 191 (0.35%) Broadband
7 116 (0.21%) DNS
8 109 (0.20%) FTP
8 109 (0.20%) Wireless
9 97 (0.18%) AMQP
9 97 (0.18%) SSL
10 91 (0.17%) Hyperconnected
11 87 (0.16%) Skype
12 68 (0.12%) Firewall
13 67 (0.12%) SMTP
14 62 (0.11%) ATM
15 59 (0.11%) Ethernet
16 56 (0.10%) HTTPS
17 54 (0.098%) SSH
18 46 (0.084%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15360 (27.92%) SQL Server
2 5583 (10.15%) MySQL
3 3824 (6.95%) NoSQL
4 2967 (5.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2809 (5.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2723 (4.95%) Relational Database
7 2432 (4.42%) MongoDB
8 2264 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
9 1881 (3.42%) SQL Server 2016
10 1876 (3.41%) Big Data
11 1815 (3.30%) SQL Server 2014
12 1522 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1413 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
14 1195 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
15 1035 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
16 983 (1.79%) Hadoop
17 869 (1.58%) Power BI
18 837 (1.52%) Redis
19 828 (1.51%) RDBMS
20 801 (1.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7990 (14.52%) Git (software)
2 3039 (5.52%) Visual Studio
3 2127 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 2105 (3.83%) Subversion
5 2070 (3.76%) Jenkins
6 2055 (3.74%) JIRA
7 1580 (2.87%) NUnit
8 1553 (2.82%) Maven
9 1401 (2.55%) JUnit
10 1358 (2.47%) TeamCity
11 1171 (2.13%) gulp
12 1123 (2.04%) Selenium
13 942 (1.71%) Grunt
14 763 (1.39%) webpack
15 683 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
16 673 (1.22%) Moq
17 654 (1.19%) Cucumber
18 559 (1.02%) Eclipse
19 546 (0.99%) Jasmine
20 536 (0.97%) Bitbucket
General
1 11098 (20.17%) Finance
2 4016 (7.30%) Banking
3 2691 (4.89%) Marketing
4 2624 (4.77%) Retail
5 2048 (3.72%) Investment Banking
6 2014 (3.66%) Games
7 1783 (3.24%) Advertising
8 1464 (2.66%) Telecoms
9 1331 (2.42%) Front Office
10 1295 (2.35%) Retail Banking
11 1033 (1.88%) Manufacturing
12 1004 (1.82%) Electronics
13 520 (0.95%) Legal
14 455 (0.83%) Publishing
15 445 (0.81%) Financial Institution
16 415 (0.75%) Back Office
17 357 (0.65%) Law
18 355 (0.65%) Automotive
19 256 (0.47%) Music Industry
20 243 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20379 (37.04%) .NET
2 20116 (36.56%) HTML
3 18182 (33.05%) CSS
4 12708 (23.10%) ASP.NET
5 12187 (22.15%) AngularJS
6 9045 (16.44%) jQuery
7 7936 (14.43%) HTML5
8 7799 (14.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6379 (11.60%) Web Services
10 5882 (10.69%) Node.js
11 5601 (10.18%) RESTful
12 5139 (9.34%) React
13 4992 (9.07%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4928 (8.96%) CSS3
15 4850 (8.82%) Spring
16 4845 (8.81%) .NET Framework
17 4334 (7.88%) REST
18 4225 (7.68%) WCF
19 4180 (7.60%) XML
20 3779 (6.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4786 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 4132 (7.51%) Greenfield Project
3 3717 (6.76%) User Experience
4 2820 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2383 (4.33%) Mobile App
6 2160 (3.93%) Fintech
7 1392 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1015 (1.84%) Algorithms
9 897 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 820 (1.49%) Data Structures
11 780 (1.42%) Derivative
12 655 (1.19%) Equities
13 554 (1.01%) Hedge funds
14 537 (0.98%) Client/Server
15 492 (0.89%) iPad
16 478 (0.87%) Fixed Income
17 465 (0.85%) Social Media
18 367 (0.67%) Management Information System
19 357 (0.65%) N-Tier
20 328 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5022 (9.13%) Linux
2 3138 (5.70%) Windows
3 2461 (4.47%) Android
4 2092 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 1734 (3.15%) Unix
6 290 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 128 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 121 (0.22%) Mac OS X
9 116 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 95 (0.17%) CentOS
11 91 (0.17%) Debian
12 76 (0.14%) Solaris
13 73 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 68 (0.12%) AIX
15 55 (0.100%) Windows Server 2008
16 52 (0.095%) Windows 7
17 46 (0.084%) Windows Phone
18 42 (0.076%) Windows 10
19 41 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
20 35 (0.064%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24374 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 15345 (27.89%) MVC
3 11718 (21.30%) TDD
4 7914 (14.39%) Scrum
5 7868 (14.30%) Web Development
6 7268 (13.21%) OO
7 5675 (10.32%) Front End Development
8 5538 (10.07%) Software Engineering
9 5374 (9.77%) BDD
10 4895 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
11 4378 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
12 4069 (7.40%) SDLC
13 3911 (7.11%) Unit Testing
14 3620 (6.58%) Test Automation
15 3491 (6.35%) OOP
16 3437 (6.25%) E-Commerce
17 3223 (5.86%) Web Application Development
18 3029 (5.51%) Microservices
19 2775 (5.04%) Mentoring
20 2418 (4.40%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 24867 (45.20%) JavaScript
2 21747 (39.53%) C#
3 17456 (31.73%) SQL
4 15022 (27.31%) Java
5 7051 (12.82%) PHP
6 5051 (9.18%) Python
7 4098 (7.45%) T-SQL
8 3605 (6.55%) C++
9 2641 (4.80%) Ruby
10 1840 (3.34%) VB.NET
11 1626 (2.96%) C
12 1361 (2.47%) Scala
13 1274 (2.32%) PL/SQL
14 1227 (2.23%) TypeScript
15 1008 (1.83%) ES6
16 865 (1.57%) VB
17 856 (1.56%) Objective-C
18 694 (1.26%) Apple Swift
19 618 (1.12%) PowerShell
20 576 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6765 (12.30%) Degree
2 2193 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 706 (1.28%) Security Cleared
4 507 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 403 (0.73%) SC Cleared
6 308 (0.56%) PhD
7 211 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
8 166 (0.30%) Master's Degree
9 105 (0.19%) MCSD
10 98 (0.18%) MCP
11 86 (0.16%) MCPD
12 70 (0.13%) MCAD
13 64 (0.12%) MCTS
14 59 (0.11%) HND
15 48 (0.087%) DV Cleared
16 46 (0.084%) Oracle Certification
17 45 (0.082%) Sun Certification
18 43 (0.078%) ISTQB
19 41 (0.075%) DBS Check
20 34 (0.062%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2019 (3.67%) QA
2 348 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 141 (0.26%) SLA
4 88 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 62 (0.11%) GCP
6 57 (0.10%) WCAG
7 41 (0.075%) MiFID
8 31 (0.056%) SEPA
9 29 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 29 (0.053%) PMO
9 29 (0.053%) WAI
10 22 (0.040%) ISO 9001
11 21 (0.038%) EMIR
12 17 (0.031%) IFRS
13 15 (0.027%) IFRS 9
14 14 (0.025%) Basel III
14 14 (0.025%) GDPR
15 12 (0.022%) HL7
16 11 (0.020%) GAMP
16 11 (0.020%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2023 (3.68%) Docker
2 155 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 95 (0.17%) HDFS
4 62 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 55 (0.100%) Firmware
6 40 (0.073%) Apache Flume
7 26 (0.047%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (0.045%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 25 (0.045%) Varnish
9 19 (0.035%) Hyper-V
10 15 (0.027%) VirtualBox
11 13 (0.024%) vSphere
12 11 (0.020%) Samba
13 9 (0.016%) GridGain
13 9 (0.016%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.015%) Squid
14 8 (0.015%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.013%) Dovecot
16 6 (0.011%) KVM
17 4 (0.007%) LXC
Systems Management
1 548 (1.00%) Puppet
2 544 (0.99%) Ansible
3 371 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 362 (0.66%) Kubernetes
5 246 (0.45%) Kibana
6 145 (0.26%) Terraform
7 86 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 82 (0.15%) WSUS
9 66 (0.12%) logstash
10 55 (0.100%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 50 (0.091%) Capistrano
12 45 (0.082%) Nagios
12 45 (0.082%) Salt
13 41 (0.075%) Packer
14 36 (0.065%) Hadoop YARN
15 35 (0.064%) Oozie
16 33 (0.060%) Grafana
17 29 (0.053%) Consul
17 29 (0.053%) HockeyApp
18 28 (0.051%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 7681 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 4127 (7.50%) Oracle
3 1866 (3.39%) Google
4 1366 (2.48%) SAP
5 894 (1.63%) Zend
6 650 (1.18%) Adobe
7 645 (1.17%) Tableau
8 601 (1.09%) Facebook
8 601 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
8 601 (1.09%) Xamarin
9 568 (1.03%) Sitecore
10 481 (0.87%) IBM
11 472 (0.86%) Apple
12 409 (0.74%) Sybase
13 397 (0.72%) Twitter
14 343 (0.62%) Cognos
15 267 (0.49%) hybris
16 240 (0.44%) TIBCO
17 183 (0.33%) Atlassian
17 183 (0.33%) Informatica