Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 June 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 24,753 39,762 52,463
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 28.59% 27.65% 30.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.04% 28.81% 31.46%
Number of salaries quoted 23,148 36,288 48,628
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 £30,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,250
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 82,408 137,994 166,782
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.96% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66,025 109,657 135,534
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 6 June 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 6 June 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 22,643 £55,000 +10.00% 2,874
UK excluding London +1 13,957 £45,000 - 2,085
London -1 10,200 £67,500 +3.85% 968
South East +1 4,674 £50,000 +5.26% 435
North of England 0 3,445 £45,000 +5.88% 672
Work from Home 0 2,283 £55,000 +10.00% 433
North West +1 1,936 £47,500 +11.76% 384
Midlands +1 1,703 £45,000 +11.11% 320
South West 0 1,589 £45,000 +5.88% 272
Yorkshire 0 1,247 £45,000 +5.88% 192
East of England 0 982 £47,500 -5.00% 209
West Midlands -1 954 £45,000 +5.88% 183
Scotland +1 903 £45,000 - 87
East Midlands 0 739 £42,500 +6.25% 136
Wales +1 507 £42,178 +5.45% 67
North East 0 263 £42,500 - 96
Northern Ireland 0 180 £41,500 - 29
Isle of Man +3 6 £47,500 -13.64%
Channel Islands -4 4 £67,500 +28.57%

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 June 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 11,347 (45.84%) JavaScript
2 10,132 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
3 8,935 (36.10%) C#
4 8,455 (34.16%) .NET
5 6,918 (27.95%) HTML
6 6,679 (26.98%) SQL
7 6,576 (26.57%) CSS
8 6,040 (24.40%) Java
9 5,762 (23.28%) AngularJS
10 5,075 (20.50%) SQL Server
11 4,925 (19.90%) React
12 4,734 (19.12%) Azure
13 4,372 (17.66%) TDD
14 4,356 (17.60%) MVC
15 4,340 (17.53%) Finance
16 3,865 (15.61%) ASP.NET
17 3,779 (15.27%) AWS
18 3,659 (14.78%) Git (software)
19 3,304 (13.35%) Microservices
20 3,132 (12.65%) Scrum
21 3,089 (12.48%) Node.js
22 3,067 (12.39%) Python
23 3,031 (12.24%) Software Engineering
24 2,976 (12.02%) Microsoft
25 2,942 (11.89%) Front End Development
26 2,803 (11.32%) DevOps
27 2,793 (11.28%) .NET Core
28 2,753 (11.12%) PHP
29 2,626 (10.61%) Web Development
30 2,530 (10.22%) Docker

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
1 806 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
2 641 (2.59%) CMS
3 365 (1.47%) WordPress
4 357 (1.44%) Apache
5 351 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 271 (1.09%) Confluence
7 264 (1.07%) IIS
8 259 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 241 (0.97%) Apache Spark
10 187 (0.76%) Umbraco
11 138 (0.56%) EPiServer
12 128 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
13 119 (0.48%) Drupal
14 109 (0.44%) WebSphere
15 101 (0.41%) nginx
16 57 (0.23%) Kentico
17 56 (0.23%) SAS
18 52 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 51 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
20 46 (0.19%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 260 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 144 (0.58%) Photoshop
3 106 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
4 84 (0.34%) Sketch
5 55 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 47 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 42 (0.17%) Zeplin
8 34 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 29 (0.12%) Adobe XD
10 28 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 20 (0.081%) InVision
12 16 (0.065%) InfoPath
13 12 (0.048%) Figma
13 12 (0.048%) MS Visio
14 11 (0.044%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 8 (0.032%) HipChat
15 8 (0.032%) LibreOffice
16 6 (0.024%) InDesign
17 5 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
18 3 (0.012%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 346 (1.40%) Magento
2 248 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 103 (0.42%) Shopify
4 78 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 56 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 56 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 33 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
6 33 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 27 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 26 (0.11%) R3 Corda
9 14 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
9 14 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 14 (0.057%) SAP BPC
10 13 (0.053%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 13 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
10 13 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
11 11 (0.044%) Markit EDM
11 11 (0.044%) OpenCart
11 11 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
12 10 (0.040%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 4,734 (19.12%) Azure
2 3,779 (15.27%) AWS
3 997 (4.03%) SaaS
4 812 (3.28%) Power Platform
5 701 (2.83%) GCP
6 608 (2.46%) Serverless
7 451 (1.82%) GitHub
8 336 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
9 313 (1.26%) npm
10 277 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
11 264 (1.07%) PaaS
12 204 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
13 184 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
14 172 (0.69%) Amazon S3
15 139 (0.56%) Office 365
16 128 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
17 120 (0.48%) OpenShift
18 104 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
19 103 (0.42%) Amazon ECS
20 102 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 360 (1.45%) Internet
2 281 (1.14%) HTTP
3 113 (0.46%) TCP/IP
4 73 (0.29%) Intranet
5 64 (0.26%) Skype
6 42 (0.17%) DNS
6 42 (0.17%) Wireless
7 40 (0.16%) SSL
8 38 (0.15%) Network Security
9 35 (0.14%) FTP
10 34 (0.14%) Bluetooth
11 33 (0.13%) Firewall
12 31 (0.13%) VoIP
13 30 (0.12%) SSH
14 28 (0.11%) Broadband
15 25 (0.10%) MQTT
16 23 (0.093%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (0.077%) Extranet
18 17 (0.069%) Wireshark
19 16 (0.065%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,075 (20.50%) SQL Server
2 2,113 (8.54%) MySQL
3 1,339 (5.41%) MongoDB
4 1,104 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1,072 (4.33%) NoSQL
6 1,020 (4.12%) Relational Database
7 982 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 845 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
9 815 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
10 751 (3.03%) Power BI
11 596 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 561 (2.27%) Big Data
13 441 (1.78%) SQL Server 2019
14 430 (1.74%) Redis
15 276 (1.12%) Hadoop
16 268 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
17 263 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
18 245 (0.99%) RDBMS
19 220 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
20 215 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 3,659 (14.78%) Git (software)
2 1,186 (4.79%) Jenkins
3 872 (3.52%) JIRA
4 861 (3.48%) Visual Studio
5 706 (2.85%) webpack
6 557 (2.25%) Selenium
7 496 (2.00%) Maven
8 444 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 419 (1.69%) gulp
10 418 (1.69%) JUnit
11 381 (1.54%) TeamCity
12 348 (1.41%) Subversion
13 320 (1.29%) Cucumber
13 320 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
14 311 (1.26%) Bitbucket
15 275 (1.11%) NUnit
16 272 (1.10%) Grunt
17 250 (1.01%) Jasmine
18 171 (0.69%) SpecFlow
19 168 (0.68%) Gradle
General
1 4,340 (17.53%) Finance
2 1,076 (4.35%) Retail
3 1,055 (4.26%) Banking
4 749 (3.03%) Front Office
5 720 (2.91%) Marketing
6 687 (2.78%) Games
7 372 (1.50%) Public Sector
8 362 (1.46%) Investment Banking
9 358 (1.45%) Law
10 224 (0.90%) Advertising
11 223 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 203 (0.82%) Legal
13 192 (0.78%) Telecoms
14 173 (0.70%) Financial Institution
15 167 (0.67%) Back Office
16 128 (0.52%) Automotive
17 107 (0.43%) Electronics
18 97 (0.39%) Publishing
19 76 (0.31%) Aerospace
20 66 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8,455 (34.16%) .NET
2 6,918 (27.95%) HTML
3 6,576 (26.57%) CSS
4 5,762 (23.28%) AngularJS
5 4,925 (19.90%) React
6 3,865 (15.61%) ASP.NET
7 3,089 (12.48%) Node.js
8 2,793 (11.28%) .NET Core
9 2,504 (10.12%) Web Services
10 2,317 (9.36%) REST
11 2,307 (9.32%) jQuery
12 2,278 (9.20%) HTML5
13 2,255 (9.11%) .NET Framework
14 2,065 (8.34%) Vue.js
15 2,061 (8.33%) Spring
16 1,895 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
17 1,865 (7.53%) RESTful
18 1,856 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
19 1,323 (5.34%) Entity Framework
20 1,322 (5.34%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2,058 (8.31%) Greenfield Project
2 1,906 (7.70%) User Experience
3 1,195 (4.83%) Mobile App
4 1,182 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 569 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
6 489 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 483 (1.95%) Hedge funds
8 481 (1.94%) Algorithms
9 438 (1.77%) Data Structures
10 437 (1.77%) Derivative
11 408 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 366 (1.48%) Fixed Income
13 250 (1.01%) Equities
14 180 (0.73%) Cloud Native
15 154 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
16 148 (0.60%) Virtual Team
17 137 (0.55%) Management Information System
18 111 (0.45%) Public Cloud
19 100 (0.40%) Animation
20 99 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,826 (7.38%) Linux
2 959 (3.87%) Windows
3 938 (3.79%) Android
4 878 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 430 (1.74%) Unix
6 106 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 83 (0.34%) CentOS
8 62 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 52 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 39 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 37 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 29 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
14 22 (0.089%) Debian
14 22 (0.089%) Oracle Linux
15 20 (0.081%) Windows Server 2019
16 18 (0.073%) Embedded Linux
17 17 (0.069%) VMS
18 16 (0.065%) Windows XP
19 15 (0.061%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10,132 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
2 4,372 (17.66%) TDD
3 4,356 (17.60%) MVC
4 3,304 (13.35%) Microservices
5 3,132 (12.65%) Scrum
6 3,031 (12.24%) Software Engineering
7 2,942 (11.89%) Front End Development
8 2,803 (11.32%) DevOps
9 2,626 (10.61%) Web Development
10 2,243 (9.06%) OO
11 2,077 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
12 2,018 (8.15%) BDD
13 1,838 (7.43%) Fintech
14 1,837 (7.42%) Test Automation
15 1,774 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
16 1,721 (6.95%) Computer Science
17 1,443 (5.83%) Unit Testing
18 1,426 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
19 1,332 (5.38%) OOP
20 1,328 (5.37%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11,347 (45.84%) JavaScript
2 8,935 (36.10%) C#
3 6,679 (26.98%) SQL
4 6,040 (24.40%) Java
5 3,067 (12.39%) Python
6 2,753 (11.12%) PHP
7 2,215 (8.95%) TypeScript
8 1,180 (4.77%) C++
9 1,171 (4.73%) T-SQL
10 988 (3.99%) Java 8
11 761 (3.07%) ES6
12 589 (2.38%) Kotlin
13 522 (2.11%) VB.NET
14 511 (2.06%) Ruby
15 486 (1.96%) C
16 482 (1.95%) Scala
17 383 (1.55%) Go
18 361 (1.46%) Apple Swift
19 343 (1.39%) PL/SQL
20 293 (1.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2,323 (9.38%) Degree
2 932 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 518 (2.09%) Security Cleared
4 312 (1.26%) SC Cleared
5 128 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 99 (0.40%) DV Cleared
7 96 (0.39%) Master's Degree
8 74 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
9 42 (0.17%) PhD
10 37 (0.15%) AWS Certification
11 25 (0.10%) DBS Check
12 21 (0.085%) HND
13 18 (0.073%) MCSD
14 13 (0.053%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.053%) Postgraduate
15 12 (0.048%) MCPD
16 11 (0.044%) MCITP
17 10 (0.040%) MCAD
18 9 (0.036%) Oracle Certification
19 8 (0.032%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 859 (3.47%) QA
2 109 (0.44%) GDPR
3 89 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 45 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 25 (0.10%) SLA
7 20 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (0.081%) WCAG
8 16 (0.065%) DICOM
8 16 (0.065%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.057%) MiFID
10 11 (0.044%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.036%) SEPA
12 8 (0.032%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (0.028%) EMIR
13 7 (0.028%) HL7
13 7 (0.028%) PMO
14 6 (0.024%) GxP
15 5 (0.020%) PSD2
15 5 (0.020%) UCITS
System Software
1 2,530 (10.22%) Docker
2 93 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 40 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 27 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (0.11%) vSphere
6 26 (0.11%) Firmware
7 19 (0.077%) HDFS
8 15 (0.061%) Postfix
9 8 (0.032%) LXC
9 8 (0.032%) Varnish
10 7 (0.028%) Squid
11 5 (0.020%) Kamailio
12 4 (0.016%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.016%) GPFS
12 4 (0.016%) Lustre
12 4 (0.016%) NDS
12 4 (0.016%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 4 (0.016%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 2 (0.008%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1,469 (5.93%) Kubernetes
2 331 (1.34%) Terraform
3 233 (0.94%) Ansible
4 115 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 108 (0.44%) Puppet
6 77 (0.31%) Kibana
7 42 (0.17%) Grafana
8 33 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
9 29 (0.12%) logstash
10 23 (0.093%) Prometheus
11 17 (0.069%) Mesos
12 13 (0.053%) Istio
12 13 (0.053%) MIIS
13 11 (0.044%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 9 (0.036%) Control-M
14 9 (0.036%) Packer
15 8 (0.032%) cPanel
15 8 (0.032%) Docker Swarm
16 6 (0.024%) Pingdom
16 6 (0.024%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2,976 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 1,243 (5.02%) Oracle
3 700 (2.83%) Google
4 363 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
5 333 (1.35%) Tableau
6 297 (1.20%) SAP
7 269 (1.09%) Xamarin
8 260 (1.05%) Zend
9 195 (0.79%) Adobe
10 173 (0.70%) IBM
11 171 (0.69%) Sitecore
12 155 (0.63%) Atlassian
13 146 (0.59%) ServiceNow
14 130 (0.53%) Apple
15 102 (0.41%) MuleSoft
16 97 (0.39%) Informatica
17 77 (0.31%) Talend
17 77 (0.31%) TIBCO
18 61 (0.25%) Cognos
19 57 (0.23%) Sage