Period
to 8 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 33,192 42,170 54,702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 28.67% 28.27% 30.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.07% 29.45% 31.79%
Number of salaries quoted 30,939 38,590 51,126
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
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 110,396 143,201 172,069
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.98% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 88,560 114,217 140,945
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the UK

Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer.

Salary trend for Developer in the UK

Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Developer in the UK

Developer
Top 19 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 8 April 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 30,449 £52,500 +5.00% 4,634
UK excluding London +1 19,009 £45,000 - 3,235
London 0 13,443 £67,500 +3.85% 1,704
South East 0 6,316 £50,000 +5.26% 759
North of England 0 4,527 £45,000 +5.88% 960
Work from Home 0 2,862 £52,500 +5.00% 474
North West +1 2,589 £45,000 +2.27% 524
Midlands +1 2,482 £43,000 +7.50% 514
South West 0 2,253 £44,500 +4.71% 384
Yorkshire 0 1,628 £45,000 +5.88% 307
East of England 0 1,381 £48,500 -3.00% 306
West Midlands -1 1,362 £45,000 +5.88% 284
Scotland +1 1,224 £45,000 - 164
East Midlands 0 1,112 £42,500 +6.25% 230
Wales +1 639 £42,500 +13.33% 111
North East 0 311 £42,500 +3.66% 129
Northern Ireland 0 232 £42,500 +6.25% 35
Isle of Man +6 8 £47,500 - 1
Channel Islands -3 4 £67,500 +50.00% 2

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 15,055 (45.36%) JavaScript
2 13,458 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
3 12,683 (38.21%) C#
4 11,901 (35.86%) .NET
5 9,520 (28.68%) HTML
6 9,290 (27.99%) SQL
7 9,023 (27.18%) CSS
8 8,029 (24.19%) Java
9 7,579 (22.83%) AngularJS
10 7,146 (21.53%) SQL Server
11 6,372 (19.20%) MVC
12 6,108 (18.40%) React
13 5,979 (18.01%) Azure
14 5,749 (17.32%) TDD
14 5,749 (17.32%) ASP.NET
15 5,683 (17.12%) Finance
16 4,888 (14.73%) Git (software)
17 4,638 (13.97%) AWS
18 4,185 (12.61%) Microservices
19 4,092 (12.33%) Scrum
20 4,041 (12.17%) Microsoft
21 3,892 (11.73%) Node.js
22 3,887 (11.71%) Software Engineering
23 3,855 (11.61%) Front End Development
24 3,822 (11.51%) PHP
25 3,785 (11.40%) Python
26 3,605 (10.86%) Web Development
27 3,533 (10.64%) DevOps
28 3,503 (10.55%) .NET Core
29 3,464 (10.44%) Web Services

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
1 956 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
2 845 (2.55%) CMS
3 519 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 512 (1.54%) WordPress
5 401 (1.21%) Apache
6 348 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 330 (0.99%) IIS
8 324 (0.98%) Apache Spark
9 317 (0.96%) Confluence
10 253 (0.76%) Umbraco
11 196 (0.59%) Drupal
12 178 (0.54%) EPiServer
13 156 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
14 153 (0.46%) nginx
15 121 (0.36%) WebSphere
16 82 (0.25%) JBoss
17 81 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 62 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 60 (0.18%) SAS
20 59 (0.18%) Kentico
Applications
1 374 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 186 (0.56%) Photoshop
3 163 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
4 94 (0.28%) Sketch
5 82 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 74 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 47 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 39 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 38 (0.11%) Adobe XD
10 35 (0.11%) Zeplin
11 30 (0.090%) InfoPath
12 28 (0.084%) InVision
12 28 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 20 (0.060%) HipChat
13 20 (0.060%) MS Visio
14 15 (0.045%) LibreOffice
15 10 (0.030%) InDesign
16 9 (0.027%) Figma
16 9 (0.027%) Fireworks
17 7 (0.021%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 448 (1.35%) Magento
2 314 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 109 (0.33%) Shopify
4 103 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 64 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 57 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 57 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 48 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 25 (0.075%) Distributed Ledger
9 23 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
10 22 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
11 19 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 17 (0.051%) R3 Corda
12 17 (0.051%) SAP EHS
12 17 (0.051%) SAP S/4HANA
12 17 (0.051%) Unit4 Business World
13 16 (0.048%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 16 (0.048%) Visualfiles
14 15 (0.045%) SAP Hybris
15 13 (0.039%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 5,979 (18.01%) Azure
2 4,638 (13.97%) AWS
3 1,271 (3.83%) SaaS
4 966 (2.91%) Power Platform
5 821 (2.47%) GCP
6 741 (2.23%) Serverless
7 670 (2.02%) GitHub
8 424 (1.28%) npm
9 385 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
10 348 (1.05%) PaaS
11 319 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
12 270 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
13 259 (0.78%) Amazon S3
14 235 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
15 183 (0.55%) Office 365
16 176 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
17 156 (0.47%) OpenShift
18 139 (0.42%) Amazon ECS
18 139 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
19 129 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 502 (1.51%) Internet
2 359 (1.08%) HTTP
3 132 (0.40%) TCP/IP
4 110 (0.33%) Intranet
5 52 (0.16%) Wireless
6 51 (0.15%) DNS
7 48 (0.14%) Broadband
7 48 (0.14%) SSL
8 38 (0.11%) Network Security
9 36 (0.11%) FTP
10 35 (0.11%) VoIP
11 34 (0.10%) Bluetooth
11 34 (0.10%) Firewall
11 34 (0.10%) SSH
12 30 (0.090%) Skype
13 29 (0.087%) MQTT
13 29 (0.087%) Wi-Fi
14 27 (0.081%) Extranet
15 23 (0.069%) RFID
16 21 (0.063%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7,146 (21.53%) SQL Server
2 2,913 (8.78%) MySQL
3 1,492 (4.50%) NoSQL
4 1,431 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1,417 (4.27%) Relational Database
6 1,416 (4.27%) MongoDB
7 1,304 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1,071 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
9 1,037 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
10 895 (2.70%) Power BI
11 788 (2.37%) Big Data
12 709 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 554 (1.67%) Redis
14 541 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
15 386 (1.16%) SQL Server 2019
16 340 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
17 339 (1.02%) Hadoop
18 329 (0.99%) RDBMS
19 323 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
20 280 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4,888 (14.73%) Git (software)
2 1,509 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1,268 (3.82%) Visual Studio
4 1,116 (3.36%) JIRA
5 884 (2.66%) webpack
6 706 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 680 (2.05%) Maven
8 641 (1.93%) Selenium
9 608 (1.83%) gulp
10 544 (1.64%) Subversion
11 526 (1.58%) JUnit
12 477 (1.44%) TeamCity
13 415 (1.25%) Grunt
14 411 (1.24%) Bitbucket
15 397 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
16 366 (1.10%) Cucumber
17 363 (1.09%) NUnit
18 325 (0.98%) Jasmine
19 259 (0.78%) Eclipse
20 244 (0.74%) Gradle
General
1 5,683 (17.12%) Finance
2 1,439 (4.34%) Retail
3 1,428 (4.30%) Banking
4 1,068 (3.22%) Marketing
5 937 (2.82%) Games
6 925 (2.79%) Front Office
7 514 (1.55%) Public Sector
8 449 (1.35%) Law
9 408 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 345 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 322 (0.97%) Telecoms
12 319 (0.96%) Advertising
13 269 (0.81%) Legal
14 220 (0.66%) Back Office
15 218 (0.66%) Financial Institution
16 211 (0.64%) Automotive
17 169 (0.51%) Electronics
18 136 (0.41%) Publishing
19 98 (0.30%) Aerospace
20 73 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11,901 (35.86%) .NET
2 9,520 (28.68%) HTML
3 9,023 (27.18%) CSS
4 7,579 (22.83%) AngularJS
5 6,108 (18.40%) React
6 5,749 (17.32%) ASP.NET
7 3,892 (11.73%) Node.js
8 3,503 (10.55%) .NET Core
9 3,464 (10.44%) Web Services
10 3,274 (9.86%) jQuery
11 3,162 (9.53%) HTML5
12 3,081 (9.28%) .NET Framework
13 3,038 (9.15%) REST
14 2,962 (8.92%) ASP.NET MVC
15 2,763 (8.32%) Spring
16 2,681 (8.08%) ASP.NET Web API
17 2,655 (8.00%) RESTful
18 2,407 (7.25%) Vue.js
19 1,848 (5.57%) CSS3
20 1,786 (5.38%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2,813 (8.47%) Greenfield Project
2 2,522 (7.60%) User Experience
3 1,582 (4.77%) Mobile App
4 1,566 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
5 839 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
6 698 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
7 621 (1.87%) Algorithms
8 572 (1.72%) Data Structures
9 526 (1.58%) Derivative
10 518 (1.56%) Hedge funds
11 491 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 480 (1.45%) Fixed Income
13 339 (1.02%) Equities
14 215 (0.65%) Cloud Native
15 198 (0.60%) Management Information System
16 188 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
17 182 (0.55%) Virtual Team
18 149 (0.45%) Public Cloud
19 135 (0.41%) Social Media
20 130 (0.39%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 2,294 (6.91%) Linux
2 1,337 (4.03%) Windows
3 1,321 (3.98%) Android
4 1,224 (3.69%) Apple iOS
5 600 (1.81%) Unix
6 143 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 114 (0.34%) CentOS
8 88 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 69 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 68 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 45 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 45 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
13 32 (0.096%) tvOS
14 28 (0.084%) Debian
15 24 (0.072%) Embedded Linux
15 24 (0.072%) Oracle Linux
16 23 (0.069%) Windows 10
17 21 (0.063%) VMS
17 21 (0.063%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 13,458 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6,372 (19.20%) MVC
3 5,749 (17.32%) TDD
4 4,185 (12.61%) Microservices
5 4,092 (12.33%) Scrum
6 3,887 (11.71%) Software Engineering
7 3,855 (11.61%) Front End Development
8 3,605 (10.86%) Web Development
9 3,533 (10.64%) DevOps
10 3,107 (9.36%) OO
11 2,778 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
12 2,567 (7.73%) BDD
13 2,406 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
14 2,377 (7.16%) Computer Science
15 2,241 (6.75%) Fintech
16 2,177 (6.56%) Test Automation
17 1,973 (5.94%) Unit Testing
18 1,819 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
19 1,793 (5.40%) OOP
20 1,789 (5.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15,055 (45.36%) JavaScript
2 12,683 (38.21%) C#
3 9,290 (27.99%) SQL
4 8,029 (24.19%) Java
5 3,822 (11.51%) PHP
6 3,785 (11.40%) Python
7 2,553 (7.69%) TypeScript
8 1,736 (5.23%) T-SQL
9 1,525 (4.59%) C++
10 1,296 (3.90%) Java 8
11 1,036 (3.12%) ES6
12 782 (2.36%) Ruby
13 762 (2.30%) VB.NET
14 699 (2.11%) C
15 698 (2.10%) Kotlin
16 648 (1.95%) Scala
17 507 (1.53%) PL/SQL
18 485 (1.46%) Apple Swift
19 454 (1.37%) Go
20 407 (1.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3,180 (9.58%) Degree
2 1,240 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 613 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 356 (1.07%) SC Cleared
5 176 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 136 (0.41%) DV Cleared
7 110 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
8 108 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 45 (0.14%) HND
10 44 (0.13%) PhD
11 38 (0.11%) AWS Certification
12 31 (0.093%) DBS Check
13 29 (0.087%) MCSD
14 27 (0.081%) Oracle Certification
14 27 (0.081%) Postgraduate
15 17 (0.051%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.042%) CIW
17 13 (0.039%) MCAD
18 12 (0.036%) Six Sigma Black Belt
19 11 (0.033%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,071 (3.23%) QA
2 127 (0.38%) GDPR
3 110 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 60 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 54 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 42 (0.13%) SLA
7 40 (0.12%) WCAG
8 30 (0.090%) DICOM
9 18 (0.054%) ISO 9001
10 16 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.039%) PSD2
12 12 (0.036%) PMO
13 10 (0.030%) WAI
14 9 (0.027%) MiFID
15 8 (0.024%) Dodd-Frank
15 8 (0.024%) PA-DSS
16 7 (0.021%) SEPA
17 6 (0.018%) GxP
17 6 (0.018%) HL7
17 6 (0.018%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 3,090 (9.31%) Docker
2 86 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 51 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 43 (0.13%) Firmware
5 29 (0.087%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 18 (0.054%) HDFS
8 17 (0.051%) Postfix
9 16 (0.048%) LXC
9 16 (0.048%) Varnish
10 14 (0.042%) vSphere
11 10 (0.030%) vCloud
12 5 (0.015%) Kamailio
13 4 (0.012%) GPFS
13 4 (0.012%) KVM
13 4 (0.012%) Lustre
13 4 (0.012%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.012%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 3 (0.009%) Squid
15 2 (0.006%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 1,745 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 382 (1.15%) Terraform
3 276 (0.83%) Ansible
4 141 (0.42%) Puppet
5 137 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 104 (0.31%) Kibana
7 52 (0.16%) Grafana
8 47 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
9 28 (0.084%) logstash
10 24 (0.072%) Mesos
11 22 (0.066%) MIIS
12 20 (0.060%) cPanel
13 19 (0.057%) Prometheus
14 18 (0.054%) Docker Swarm
14 18 (0.054%) Istio
15 16 (0.048%) Control-M
16 15 (0.045%) BMC PATROL
17 13 (0.039%) Plesk
18 11 (0.033%) Packer
18 11 (0.033%) Rancher
Vendors
1 4,041 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 1,635 (4.93%) Oracle
3 843 (2.54%) Google
4 461 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
5 418 (1.26%) Tableau
6 415 (1.25%) SAP
7 396 (1.19%) Xamarin
8 337 (1.02%) Zend
9 285 (0.86%) Adobe
10 225 (0.68%) Sitecore
11 220 (0.66%) IBM
12 200 (0.60%) Atlassian
13 175 (0.53%) ServiceNow
14 172 (0.52%) Apple
15 160 (0.48%) MuleSoft
16 131 (0.39%) Informatica
17 110 (0.33%) TIBCO
18 99 (0.30%) Facebook
19 94 (0.28%) Talend
20 91 (0.27%) Cognos