Period
to 21 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 39,968 52,062 52,894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.72% 30.31% 31.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.88% 31.44% 32.46%
Number of salaries quoted 34,001 45,588 46,959
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 138,416 165,583 162,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.41% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 109,868 134,836 134,784
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer in the UK

Developer
Top 18 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 21 May 2019. 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 -1 36,943 £50,000 +5.26% 9,831
UK excluding London -1 23,295 £45,000 +5.88% 6,877
London 0 15,902 £65,000 +8.33% 3,647
South East -1 7,740 £47,500 +5.56% 1,610
North of England 0 5,294 £42,500 +3.34% 1,957
Midlands -1 3,005 £40,000 - 1,192
North West 0 2,886 £43,000 +1.18% 1,073
South West -1 2,832 £42,500 +2.41% 748
Yorkshire 0 2,107 £42,500 +2.41% 715
East of England -1 2,092 £50,000 +5.26% 685
West Midlands -1 1,731 £40,500 +1.25% 641
Scotland 0 1,492 £45,000 - 393
East Midlands 0 1,269 £40,000 - 548
Wales 0 526 £40,000 - 200
Northern Ireland 0 349 £41,500 +10.67% 93
North East -1 301 £40,000 - 170
Isle of Man +4 6 - - 3
Channel Islands +3 5 £52,500 -19.23% 4

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 17,953 (44.92%) JavaScript
2 16,676 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
3 15,273 (38.21%) C#
4 13,979 (34.98%) .NET
5 12,490 (31.25%) HTML
6 12,380 (30.97%) SQL
7 11,683 (29.23%) CSS
8 10,719 (26.82%) Java
9 9,461 (23.67%) SQL Server
10 8,834 (22.10%) MVC
11 8,322 (20.82%) AngularJS
12 7,578 (18.96%) ASP.NET
13 6,978 (17.46%) TDD
14 6,861 (17.17%) Finance
15 6,223 (15.57%) Git (software)
16 5,544 (13.87%) React
17 5,507 (13.78%) Microsoft
18 5,268 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
19 5,218 (13.06%) Software Engineering
20 4,759 (11.91%) jQuery
21 4,690 (11.73%) Scrum
22 4,622 (11.56%) Python
23 4,572 (11.44%) Degree
24 4,545 (11.37%) PHP
25 4,404 (11.02%) Web Development
26 4,280 (10.71%) HTML5
27 4,211 (10.54%) Web Services
28 4,176 (10.45%) Front End Development
29 4,125 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
30 4,121 (10.31%) Amazon AWS

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 1,086 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
2 988 (2.47%) CMS
3 694 (1.74%) WordPress
4 677 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 636 (1.59%) Apache
6 548 (1.37%) IIS
7 521 (1.30%) Confluence
8 499 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 410 (1.03%) Apache Spark
10 392 (0.98%) Drupal
11 387 (0.97%) Umbraco
12 286 (0.72%) JBoss
13 219 (0.55%) nginx
13 219 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 161 (0.40%) WebLogic
15 147 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
16 142 (0.36%) Apache Solr
17 138 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 132 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
19 116 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 443 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 270 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 269 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 107 (0.27%) Sketch
5 90 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 58 (0.15%) Adobe XD
7 55 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 36 (0.090%) MS Visio
9 35 (0.088%) Chatbot
9 35 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
10 33 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 25 (0.063%) Zeplin
12 20 (0.050%) AutoCAD
13 19 (0.048%) InVision
14 18 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
15 15 (0.038%) Fireworks
16 13 (0.033%) InfoPath
17 12 (0.030%) GIMP
17 12 (0.030%) SPSS
18 9 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 533 (1.33%) Magento
2 454 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 133 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 108 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
5 86 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 74 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 64 (0.16%) Shopify
8 57 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 53 (0.13%) NetSuite
10 52 (0.13%) thinkFolio
11 41 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
12 35 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 31 (0.078%) R3 Corda
14 30 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
15 26 (0.065%) Cognos TM1
15 26 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
16 24 (0.060%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 24 (0.060%) Temenos T24
17 21 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
18 19 (0.048%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5,268 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,121 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1,224 (3.06%) SaaS
4 1,222 (3.06%) Power Platform
5 846 (2.12%) GitHub
6 769 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 768 (1.92%) Serverless
8 439 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
9 400 (1.00%) npm
10 350 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
11 344 (0.86%) Amazon S3
12 314 (0.79%) PaaS
13 303 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
14 250 (0.63%) Office 365
15 196 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
16 195 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
17 175 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
18 138 (0.35%) OpenShift
19 129 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
20 126 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 581 (1.45%) Internet
2 526 (1.32%) HTTP
3 146 (0.37%) Broadband
4 127 (0.32%) TCP/IP
5 116 (0.29%) Intranet
6 110 (0.28%) Network Security
7 91 (0.23%) DNS
8 83 (0.21%) SSH
8 83 (0.21%) SSL
9 79 (0.20%) Bluetooth
10 77 (0.19%) Firewall
11 72 (0.18%) SMTP
12 64 (0.16%) RIP
13 56 (0.14%) FTP
13 56 (0.14%) HTTPS
13 56 (0.14%) VPN
13 56 (0.14%) Wireless
14 50 (0.13%) WAN
15 47 (0.12%) AMQP
15 47 (0.12%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9,461 (23.67%) SQL Server
2 3,522 (8.81%) MySQL
3 2,385 (5.97%) NoSQL
4 2,217 (5.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2,048 (5.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1,941 (4.86%) Relational Database
7 1,745 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
8 1,632 (4.08%) MongoDB
9 1,441 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
10 1,355 (3.39%) Big Data
11 1,229 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1,176 (2.94%) Power BI
13 1,029 (2.57%) SQL Server 2016
14 754 (1.89%) Redis
15 541 (1.35%) Hadoop
16 522 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
17 486 (1.22%) RDBMS
18 466 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
19 441 (1.10%) Oracle Database
20 378 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6,223 (15.57%) Git (software)
2 2,014 (5.04%) Jenkins
3 1,915 (4.79%) Visual Studio
4 1,605 (4.02%) JIRA
5 1,356 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 1,092 (2.73%) Maven
7 956 (2.39%) Selenium
8 931 (2.33%) webpack
9 890 (2.23%) Subversion
10 800 (2.00%) JUnit
11 781 (1.95%) TeamCity
12 714 (1.79%) gulp
13 631 (1.58%) Cucumber
14 569 (1.42%) NUnit
15 515 (1.29%) Grunt
16 503 (1.26%) Gradle
17 449 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
18 442 (1.11%) Bitbucket
19 392 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
20 376 (0.94%) Jasmine
General
1 6,861 (17.17%) Finance
2 2,025 (5.07%) Banking
3 1,717 (4.30%) Retail
4 1,548 (3.87%) Marketing
5 1,121 (2.80%) Games
6 697 (1.74%) Front Office
7 570 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 501 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 419 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 377 (0.94%) Law
11 348 (0.87%) Advertising
12 286 (0.72%) Legal
13 246 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 243 (0.61%) Electronics
15 189 (0.47%) Automotive
16 179 (0.45%) Back Office
17 174 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
18 170 (0.43%) Publishing
19 72 (0.18%) Billing
20 69 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13,979 (34.98%) .NET
2 12,490 (31.25%) HTML
3 11,683 (29.23%) CSS
4 8,322 (20.82%) AngularJS
5 7,578 (18.96%) ASP.NET
6 5,544 (13.87%) React
7 4,759 (11.91%) jQuery
8 4,280 (10.71%) HTML5
9 4,211 (10.54%) Web Services
10 4,125 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3,830 (9.58%) Spring
12 3,792 (9.49%) Node.js
13 3,609 (9.03%) RESTful
14 3,394 (8.49%) REST
15 3,283 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web API
16 3,253 (8.14%) .NET Framework
17 2,569 (6.43%) CSS3
18 2,379 (5.95%) XML
19 2,339 (5.85%) .NET Core
20 2,013 (5.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3,231 (8.08%) Greenfield Project
2 2,537 (6.35%) User Experience
3 2,168 (5.42%) Fintech
4 1,915 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1,493 (3.74%) Mobile App
6 1,033 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
7 1,011 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 983 (2.46%) Algorithms
9 633 (1.58%) Data Structures
10 511 (1.28%) Hedge funds
11 483 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 423 (1.06%) Fixed Income
13 416 (1.04%) Derivative
14 364 (0.91%) Equities
15 304 (0.76%) Management Information System
16 248 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
17 194 (0.49%) Virtual Team
18 189 (0.47%) Robotics
19 176 (0.44%) Client/Server
20 162 (0.41%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 3,233 (8.09%) Linux
2 1,820 (4.55%) Windows
3 1,599 (4.00%) Android
4 1,328 (3.32%) Apple iOS
5 965 (2.41%) Unix
6 208 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 162 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 85 (0.21%) Debian
9 79 (0.20%) CentOS
10 70 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 51 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 45 (0.11%) Windows 10
13 41 (0.10%) Solaris
14 40 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 38 (0.095%) AIX
16 26 (0.065%) Mac OS X
17 23 (0.058%) CoreOS
18 20 (0.050%) DC/OS
18 20 (0.050%) MVS
19 18 (0.045%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16,676 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
2 8,834 (22.10%) MVC
3 6,978 (17.46%) TDD
4 5,218 (13.06%) Software Engineering
5 4,690 (11.73%) Scrum
6 4,404 (11.02%) Web Development
7 4,176 (10.45%) Front End Development
8 4,048 (10.13%) Microservices
9 3,937 (9.85%) OO
10 3,350 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
11 3,336 (8.35%) DevOps
12 3,294 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
13 3,113 (7.79%) Computer Science
14 3,022 (7.56%) Test Automation
15 2,920 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
16 2,874 (7.19%) BDD
17 2,725 (6.82%) Unit Testing
18 2,668 (6.68%) SDLC
19 2,288 (5.72%) Mentoring
20 2,277 (5.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 17,953 (44.92%) JavaScript
2 15,273 (38.21%) C#
3 12,380 (30.97%) SQL
4 10,719 (26.82%) Java
5 4,622 (11.56%) Python
6 4,545 (11.37%) PHP
7 2,516 (6.30%) T-SQL
8 2,471 (6.18%) C++
9 1,701 (4.26%) Java 8
10 1,685 (4.22%) TypeScript
11 1,377 (3.45%) ES6
12 1,258 (3.15%) Ruby
13 1,049 (2.62%) C
14 975 (2.44%) VB.NET
15 896 (2.24%) Scala
16 825 (2.06%) PL/SQL
17 602 (1.51%) Kotlin
18 567 (1.42%) PowerShell
19 519 (1.30%) Apple Swift
20 516 (1.29%) Go
Qualifications
1 4,572 (11.44%) Degree
2 1,388 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 974 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 655 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 289 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 184 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 183 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 176 (0.44%) PhD
9 142 (0.36%) Master's Degree
10 98 (0.25%) HND
11 53 (0.13%) DBS Check
12 44 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
13 40 (0.10%) CCNP
14 34 (0.085%) AWS Certification
15 32 (0.080%) MCSD
16 29 (0.073%) Oracle Certification
17 25 (0.063%) OCP
18 24 (0.060%) CCNA
18 24 (0.060%) Postgraduate
19 22 (0.055%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,410 (3.53%) QA
2 204 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 126 (0.32%) GDPR
4 77 (0.19%) SLA
5 68 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 68 (0.17%) WAI
6 53 (0.13%) MiFID
7 51 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 21 (0.053%) DICOM
8 21 (0.053%) PMO
9 13 (0.033%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.030%) EMIR
11 11 (0.028%) HL7
12 10 (0.025%) Dodd-Frank
12 10 (0.025%) GAMP
12 10 (0.025%) WCAG
13 7 (0.018%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 7 (0.018%) PSD2
13 7 (0.018%) SEPA
13 7 (0.018%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3,260 (8.16%) Docker
2 181 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 78 (0.20%) Varnish
4 65 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 64 (0.16%) vSphere
6 63 (0.16%) HDFS
7 49 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 42 (0.11%) Firmware
8 42 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 36 (0.090%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (0.040%) Oracle RAC
11 13 (0.033%) Apache Flume
11 13 (0.033%) GridGain
12 12 (0.030%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 9 (0.023%) Hyper-V
14 5 (0.013%) etcd
14 5 (0.013%) Postfix
14 5 (0.013%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.010%) KVM
16 3 (0.008%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1,466 (3.67%) Kubernetes
2 558 (1.40%) Ansible
3 325 (0.81%) Terraform
4 324 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 265 (0.66%) Puppet
6 112 (0.28%) Kibana
7 71 (0.18%) logstash
8 59 (0.15%) Grafana
9 55 (0.14%) Mesos
10 50 (0.13%) Rancher
11 46 (0.12%) Nagios
12 43 (0.11%) FortiGate
13 39 (0.098%) Prometheus
14 37 (0.093%) Single Sign-On
15 35 (0.088%) Marathon
16 34 (0.085%) Hadoop YARN
17 32 (0.080%) Salt
18 29 (0.073%) Docker Swarm
18 29 (0.073%) SQL Sentry
19 28 (0.070%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5,507 (13.78%) Microsoft
2 2,545 (6.37%) Oracle
3 1,112 (2.78%) Google
4 576 (1.44%) SAP
5 532 (1.33%) Xamarin
6 504 (1.26%) Tableau
7 434 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
8 376 (0.94%) Zend
9 320 (0.80%) Adobe
10 310 (0.78%) IBM
11 258 (0.65%) Sitecore
12 178 (0.45%) Facebook
13 168 (0.42%) Atlassian
14 165 (0.41%) ServiceNow
15 155 (0.39%) Apple
16 138 (0.35%) Splunk
17 123 (0.31%) Red Hat
18 114 (0.29%) Informatica
19 110 (0.28%) TIBCO
20 109 (0.27%) Cognos