The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Developer
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 26607 30488 30678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.12% 29.15% 28.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.32% 30.25% 29.49%
Number of salaries quoted 23399 27113 26885
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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 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 30 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 24912 £45,000 - 4237
London 0 10163 £57,500 +4.54% 1720
South East 0 4430 £42,500 - 624
North West 0 2279 £40,000 - 473
East of England 0 1915 £42,500 - 301
Yorkshire 0 1713 £40,000 - 302
South West -1 1671 £40,000 +6.66% 279
City of London 0 1567 £62,500 +8.69% 392
West Midlands 0 1467 £37,500 -6.25% 241
Manchester 0 1453 £40,000 - 282
West Yorkshire 0 1088 £40,000 - 187
Hampshire 0 1035 £40,000 - 153
East Midlands 0 1017 £37,500 - 219
Scotland +1 895 £41,250 -1.78% 129
Berkshire +1 805 £45,000 - 77
Leeds 0 748 £40,000 - 141
Hertfordshire +1 683 £45,000 - 84
Bristol -1 669 £42,500 +10.38% 95
Surrey -1 644 £48,500 +7.77% 107
Cambridgeshire 0 551 £40,000 -5.88% 113
Oxfordshire 0 530 £42,500 -5.55% 90
Birmingham 0 506 £39,500 -1.25% 72
Glasgow 0 495 £43,750 +9.37% 59
Nottinghamshire 0 442 £40,000 +6.66% 87
Cheshire +1 437 £40,000 +5.96% 106
Buckinghamshire 0 422 £45,000 +5.88% 56
Cambridge -1 403 £40,000 -5.88% 80
Essex +1 360 £42,500 -5.55% 48
Nottingham 0 359 £42,500 +13.33% 69
Wales 0 359 £37,500 - 42

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 24268 (45.91%) JavaScript
2 22962 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
3 21240 (40.18%) C#
4 20697 (39.16%) HTML
5 20524 (38.83%) .NET
6 18827 (35.62%) CSS
7 16905 (31.98%) SQL
8 15227 (28.81%) SQL Server
9 14726 (27.86%) MVC
10 14185 (26.84%) Java
11 13043 (24.68%) ASP.NET
12 11362 (21.50%) TDD
13 11334 (21.44%) AngularJS
14 9994 (18.91%) Finance
15 9201 (17.41%) jQuery
16 8366 (15.83%) HTML5
17 8342 (15.78%) Web Development
18 7965 (15.07%) OO
19 7676 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
20 7456 (14.11%) Scrum
21 7375 (13.95%) Microsoft
22 6993 (13.23%) Git (software)
23 6858 (12.97%) Degree
24 6721 (12.72%) PHP
25 6107 (11.55%) Web Services
26 5703 (10.79%) Software Engineering
27 5554 (10.51%) MySQL
28 5160 (9.76%) CSS3
29 5043 (9.54%) Node.js
29 5043 (9.54%) 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 2052 (3.88%) CMS
2 1251 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
3 1193 (2.26%) Apache
4 1154 (2.18%) Tomcat
5 1150 (2.18%) SharePoint
6 1073 (2.03%) WordPress
7 887 (1.68%) IIS
8 815 (1.54%) JBoss
9 691 (1.31%) Drupal
10 669 (1.27%) WebSphere
11 663 (1.25%) Apache Spark
12 643 (1.22%) Umbraco
13 423 (0.80%) WebLogic
14 387 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
15 376 (0.71%) Apache Solr
16 329 (0.62%) Confluence
17 299 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
18 295 (0.56%) nginx
19 286 (0.54%) EPiServer
20 283 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2997 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 791 (1.50%) Photoshop
3 364 (0.69%) MS Office
4 298 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 141 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 96 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 64 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
8 50 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
9 48 (0.091%) InVision
10 43 (0.081%) Fireworks
11 41 (0.078%) InDesign
12 32 (0.061%) InfoPath
13 24 (0.045%) MS Project
14 19 (0.036%) GIMP
15 15 (0.028%) Chatbot
16 14 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
17 13 (0.025%) HipChat
17 13 (0.025%) Maya
17 13 (0.025%) SPSS
18 11 (0.021%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 673 (1.27%) Magento
2 524 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 168 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 132 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 114 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
6 106 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 98 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 75 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 65 (0.12%) SAP BPC
10 64 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 60 (0.11%) Visualfiles
12 55 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
13 51 (0.096%) NetSuite
14 41 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
15 36 (0.068%) Shopify
16 34 (0.064%) Markit EDM
16 34 (0.064%) Salesforce.com CRM
17 29 (0.055%) SAP CRM
18 28 (0.053%) Adobe Campaign
19 27 (0.051%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2857 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2799 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1109 (2.10%) SaaS
4 953 (1.80%) GitHub
5 246 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 236 (0.45%) Google Play
7 234 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 221 (0.42%) Office 365
9 218 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 185 (0.35%) PaaS
11 176 (0.33%) Google Analytics
12 125 (0.24%) Heroku
13 123 (0.23%) Force.com
14 101 (0.19%) Amazon S3
15 85 (0.16%) IaaS
16 60 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 55 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
18 54 (0.10%) Google App Engine
19 53 (0.10%) Slack
20 49 (0.093%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1131 (2.14%) Internet
2 981 (1.86%) HTTP
3 310 (0.59%) Intranet
4 257 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 116 (0.22%) SSL
6 113 (0.21%) FTP
7 112 (0.21%) DNS
8 111 (0.21%) Broadband
9 109 (0.21%) Skype
10 69 (0.13%) LDAP
11 66 (0.12%) HTTPS
12 59 (0.11%) SSH
13 51 (0.096%) Firewall
14 37 (0.070%) ATM
15 35 (0.066%) SMTP
15 35 (0.066%) Wireshark
16 34 (0.064%) Extranet
16 34 (0.064%) Network Security
17 33 (0.062%) 3G
17 33 (0.062%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15227 (28.81%) SQL Server
2 5554 (10.51%) MySQL
3 3724 (7.05%) NoSQL
4 2965 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2653 (5.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2583 (4.89%) Relational Database
7 2461 (4.66%) MongoDB
8 2431 (4.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 2045 (3.87%) Big Data
10 2040 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
11 1574 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1490 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
13 1325 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
14 1205 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
15 1041 (1.97%) Hadoop
16 915 (1.73%) RDBMS
17 882 (1.67%) Oracle Database
18 797 (1.51%) Redis
19 758 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
20 602 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6993 (13.23%) Git (software)
2 2772 (5.24%) Visual Studio
3 2239 (4.24%) Subversion
4 2158 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1959 (3.71%) Jenkins
6 1747 (3.31%) Maven
7 1567 (2.96%) JIRA
8 1415 (2.68%) NUnit
9 1273 (2.41%) JUnit
10 1114 (2.11%) gulp
11 1085 (2.05%) Selenium
12 1052 (1.99%) Grunt
13 939 (1.78%) TeamCity
14 704 (1.33%) Moq
15 693 (1.31%) Rhino Mocks
16 608 (1.15%) Jasmine
17 574 (1.09%) Eclipse
18 524 (0.99%) Gradle
19 520 (0.98%) MSTest
20 492 (0.93%) Cucumber
General
1 9994 (18.91%) Finance
2 3649 (6.90%) Banking
3 2096 (3.97%) Marketing
4 1889 (3.57%) Retail
5 1715 (3.24%) Games
6 1395 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 1389 (2.63%) Advertising
8 1074 (2.03%) Investment Banking
9 938 (1.77%) Front Office
10 577 (1.09%) Legal
11 571 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 483 (0.91%) Publishing
13 396 (0.75%) Back Office
14 357 (0.68%) Electronics
15 356 (0.67%) Financial Institution
16 303 (0.57%) Automotive
17 298 (0.56%) Law
18 193 (0.37%) Music Industry
19 126 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
20 87 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20697 (39.16%) HTML
2 20524 (38.83%) .NET
3 18827 (35.62%) CSS
4 13043 (24.68%) ASP.NET
5 11334 (21.44%) AngularJS
6 9201 (17.41%) jQuery
7 8366 (15.83%) HTML5
8 7676 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6107 (11.55%) Web Services
10 5160 (9.76%) CSS3
11 5043 (9.54%) Node.js
12 4933 (9.33%) .NET Framework
13 4916 (9.30%) XML
14 4464 (8.45%) ASP.NET Web API
15 4462 (8.44%) WCF
16 4401 (8.33%) Spring
17 4280 (8.10%) RESTful
18 3960 (7.49%) REST
19 3680 (6.96%) React
20 3176 (6.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4751 (8.99%) Computer Science
2 3201 (6.06%) User Experience
3 2403 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2280 (4.31%) Mobile App
5 1514 (2.86%) Fintech
6 1338 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1088 (2.06%) Algorithms
8 791 (1.50%) Data Structures
9 770 (1.46%) iPad
10 689 (1.30%) Hedge funds
11 642 (1.21%) Client/Server
12 638 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 500 (0.95%) Social Media
14 474 (0.90%) Derivative
15 461 (0.87%) Equities
16 378 (0.72%) Fixed Income
17 371 (0.70%) Management Information System
18 304 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
19 298 (0.56%) N-Tier
20 244 (0.46%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4880 (9.23%) Linux
2 3123 (5.91%) Windows
3 2176 (4.12%) Android
4 1987 (3.76%) Apple iOS
5 1600 (3.03%) Unix
6 365 (0.69%) Windows Server
7 156 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 144 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 127 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 103 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 92 (0.17%) CentOS
11 92 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 68 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 67 (0.13%) Solaris
14 64 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 49 (0.093%) Debian
16 38 (0.072%) Windows Mobile
17 36 (0.068%) Embedded Linux
18 35 (0.066%) Windows 7
19 28 (0.053%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22962 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14726 (27.86%) MVC
3 11362 (21.50%) TDD
4 8342 (15.78%) Web Development
5 7965 (15.07%) OO
6 7456 (14.11%) Scrum
7 5703 (10.79%) Software Engineering
8 5043 (9.54%) Front End Development
9 4744 (8.98%) BDD
10 4359 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
11 3875 (7.33%) E-Commerce
12 3745 (7.09%) SDLC
13 3553 (6.72%) OOP
14 3446 (6.52%) Unit Testing
15 3420 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
16 2580 (4.88%) Web Application Development
17 2512 (4.75%) Multithreading
18 2464 (4.66%) Mentoring
19 2060 (3.90%) Kanban
20 1961 (3.71%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24268 (45.91%) JavaScript
2 21240 (40.18%) C#
3 16905 (31.98%) SQL
4 14185 (26.84%) Java
5 6721 (12.72%) PHP
6 4254 (8.05%) Python
7 3969 (7.51%) T-SQL
8 3583 (6.78%) C++
9 2460 (4.65%) Ruby
10 2280 (4.31%) VB.NET
11 1661 (3.14%) Scala
12 1310 (2.48%) PL/SQL
13 1213 (2.29%) C
14 942 (1.78%) TypeScript
15 908 (1.72%) VB
16 873 (1.65%) Objective-C
17 773 (1.46%) ES6
18 749 (1.42%) Perl
19 618 (1.17%) Apple Swift
20 574 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6858 (12.97%) Degree
2 689 (1.30%) Security Cleared
3 428 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 371 (0.70%) SC Cleared
5 303 (0.57%) PhD
6 111 (0.21%) DV Cleared
7 80 (0.15%) MCP
8 76 (0.14%) PMI Certification
9 67 (0.13%) MCSD
10 56 (0.11%) MCTS
11 54 (0.10%) HND
12 49 (0.093%) MySQL Certification
13 34 (0.064%) DBS Check
13 34 (0.064%) MCAD
14 27 (0.051%) ISTQB
15 23 (0.044%) Postgraduate
16 21 (0.040%) A+ Certification
16 21 (0.040%) HNC
17 20 (0.038%) ISEB
17 20 (0.038%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1557 (2.95%) QA
2 169 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 107 (0.20%) SLA
4 88 (0.17%) SDET
5 87 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 74 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 70 (0.13%) MiFID
8 57 (0.11%) WAI
9 53 (0.10%) WCAG
10 27 (0.051%) ISO 14001
11 26 (0.049%) Basel III
12 24 (0.045%) HL7
13 23 (0.044%) EMIR
14 17 (0.032%) Dodd-Frank
14 17 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 14 (0.026%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 12 (0.023%) IFRS
16 12 (0.023%) PMO
17 10 (0.019%) IFRS 9
18 9 (0.017%) SEPA
System Software
1 1220 (2.31%) Docker
2 111 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 83 (0.16%) Firmware
5 75 (0.14%) Varnish
6 73 (0.14%) HDFS
7 61 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 51 (0.096%) Virtual Machines
9 38 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
10 33 (0.062%) KVM
11 32 (0.061%) Hyper-V
12 24 (0.045%) LXC
13 18 (0.034%) vSphere
14 14 (0.026%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (0.025%) Apache Flume
15 13 (0.025%) Samba
16 12 (0.023%) etcd
16 12 (0.023%) VirtualBox
17 8 (0.015%) Squid
18 7 (0.013%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 573 (1.08%) Puppet
2 501 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 453 (0.86%) Ansible
4 279 (0.53%) Kibana
5 198 (0.37%) Kubernetes
6 124 (0.23%) logstash
7 93 (0.18%) Salt
8 86 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 86 (0.16%) Terraform
9 81 (0.15%) Control-M
10 77 (0.15%) WSUS
11 64 (0.12%) Grafana
12 49 (0.093%) Graphite
13 38 (0.072%) Capistrano
14 37 (0.070%) Mesos
15 27 (0.051%) Oozie
16 26 (0.049%) Packer
17 20 (0.038%) cPanel
18 18 (0.034%) MOM
18 18 (0.034%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7375 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 3910 (7.40%) Oracle
3 1376 (2.60%) Google
4 862 (1.63%) Zend
5 773 (1.46%) Adobe
6 698 (1.32%) SAP
7 660 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
7 660 (1.25%) Xamarin
8 538 (1.02%) Tableau
9 494 (0.93%) Facebook
10 445 (0.84%) Sitecore
11 399 (0.75%) IBM
12 384 (0.73%) Apple
13 313 (0.59%) Sybase
14 301 (0.57%) Twitter
15 233 (0.44%) TIBCO
16 217 (0.41%) Cognos
17 189 (0.36%) Red Hat
18 169 (0.32%) Talend
19 164 (0.31%) hybris
East London
Latcom Ltd
Salary: £Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Skegness, Lincolnshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fairford, Gloucestershire
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + NEG
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow Area
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Car allowance
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chichester, West Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £competitive+flexi time+pension +great bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago