Period
to 16 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £51,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 34,829 43,494 54,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.45% 28.88% 30.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.78% 30.12% 31.95%
Number of salaries quoted 29,779 37,568 47,528
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £73,750
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 116,944 144,401 169,611
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 95.90% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 93,656 115,495 138,924
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 32,099 £52,500 +5.00% 8,354
UK excluding London +1 19,833 £45,000 - 5,934
London 0 14,284 £65,000 +4.00% 3,049
South East 0 6,578 £50,000 +5.26% 1,389
North of England 0 4,615 £45,000 +5.88% 1,712
North West 0 2,706 £45,000 - 979
Midlands +1 2,684 £42,500 +6.25% 916
South West 0 2,406 £43,000 +3.61% 726
Yorkshire 0 1,612 £45,000 +5.88% 572
East of England 0 1,518 £50,000 +5.26% 556
West Midlands +2 1,464 £45,000 +12.50% 476
Scotland +1 1,265 £45,000 - 366
East Midlands 0 1,214 £42,500 +6.25% 439
Wales 0 595 £42,500 +13.74% 218
North East 0 299 £40,000 -1.23% 161
Northern Ireland 0 242 £47,500 +18.75% 51
Isle of Man +4 6 £47,500 -29.63% 1

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 15,554 (44.66%) JavaScript
2 14,075 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
3 13,404 (38.49%) C#
4 12,473 (35.81%) .NET
5 9,976 (28.64%) HTML
6 9,972 (28.63%) SQL
7 9,466 (27.18%) CSS
8 8,575 (24.62%) Java
9 7,643 (21.94%) SQL Server
10 7,568 (21.73%) AngularJS
11 6,786 (19.48%) MVC
12 6,175 (17.73%) ASP.NET
13 6,098 (17.51%) Finance
14 5,897 (16.93%) React
15 5,852 (16.80%) TDD
16 5,730 (16.45%) Azure
17 5,043 (14.48%) Git (software)
18 4,637 (13.31%) AWS
19 4,366 (12.54%) Microsoft
20 4,328 (12.43%) Microservices
21 4,199 (12.06%) Scrum
22 4,076 (11.70%) Python
23 3,979 (11.42%) Software Engineering
24 3,947 (11.33%) PHP
25 3,912 (11.23%) Front End Development
26 3,870 (11.11%) Web Development
27 3,732 (10.72%) Web Services
28 3,661 (10.51%) Node.js
29 3,555 (10.21%) jQuery
30 3,505 (10.06%) DevOps

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
1 909 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
2 868 (2.49%) CMS
3 567 (1.63%) WordPress
4 547 (1.57%) SharePoint
5 384 (1.10%) Confluence
6 377 (1.08%) IIS
6 377 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 371 (1.07%) Apache
7 371 (1.07%) Apache Spark
8 261 (0.75%) Umbraco
9 246 (0.71%) Drupal
10 180 (0.52%) EPiServer
10 180 (0.52%) nginx
11 156 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
12 144 (0.41%) WebSphere
13 126 (0.36%) JBoss
14 95 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 86 (0.25%) WebLogic
16 84 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
17 68 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 409 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 195 (0.56%) Photoshop
3 192 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
4 104 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 79 (0.23%) Sketch
6 75 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 60 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 47 (0.13%) Adobe XD
9 37 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 36 (0.10%) MS Visio
11 27 (0.078%) HipChat
12 26 (0.075%) InfoPath
12 26 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
13 24 (0.069%) InVision
14 17 (0.049%) Zeplin
15 15 (0.043%) LibreOffice
16 10 (0.029%) Figma
16 10 (0.029%) InDesign
16 10 (0.029%) Steinberg Cubase
16 10 (0.029%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 434 (1.25%) Magento
2 367 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 125 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 98 (0.28%) Shopify
5 74 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 62 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 62 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
7 51 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 34 (0.098%) Distributed Ledger
9 33 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
10 29 (0.083%) SAP S/4HANA
11 24 (0.069%) SAP Hybris
12 23 (0.066%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 23 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
13 22 (0.063%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 20 (0.057%) SAP EHS
14 20 (0.057%) Visualfiles
15 17 (0.049%) SAP ERP
16 14 (0.040%) HFM
16 14 (0.040%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5,730 (16.45%) Azure
2 4,637 (13.31%) AWS
3 1,232 (3.54%) SaaS
4 1,037 (2.98%) Power Platform
5 781 (2.24%) GitHub
6 776 (2.23%) GCP
7 759 (2.18%) Serverless
8 435 (1.25%) npm
9 420 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
10 353 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
11 336 (0.96%) PaaS
12 327 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
13 322 (0.92%) Amazon S3
14 230 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
15 222 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
16 191 (0.55%) Amazon ECS
17 171 (0.49%) Office 365
18 160 (0.46%) OpenShift
19 133 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
20 121 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 523 (1.50%) Internet
2 386 (1.11%) HTTP
3 127 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 94 (0.27%) Intranet
5 65 (0.19%) SSL
6 56 (0.16%) Broadband
7 53 (0.15%) DNS
8 52 (0.15%) Wireless
9 43 (0.12%) HTTPS
10 37 (0.11%) SSH
11 35 (0.10%) Extranet
12 33 (0.095%) Bluetooth
13 32 (0.092%) FTP
14 29 (0.083%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (0.080%) Network Security
16 27 (0.078%) AMQP
17 25 (0.072%) Firewall
17 25 (0.072%) MQTT
18 24 (0.069%) RFID
19 22 (0.063%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7,643 (21.94%) SQL Server
2 3,089 (8.87%) MySQL
3 1,577 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,570 (4.51%) NoSQL
5 1,519 (4.36%) Relational Database
6 1,465 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1,329 (3.82%) MongoDB
8 1,258 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
9 1,128 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
10 996 (2.86%) Big Data
11 977 (2.81%) Power BI
12 729 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 684 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
14 529 (1.52%) Redis
15 359 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
16 344 (0.99%) RDBMS
17 339 (0.97%) Hadoop
18 319 (0.92%) Oracle Database
19 299 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
20 288 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5,043 (14.48%) Git (software)
2 1,661 (4.77%) Jenkins
3 1,363 (3.91%) Visual Studio
4 1,252 (3.59%) JIRA
5 884 (2.54%) webpack
6 817 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 772 (2.22%) Maven
8 652 (1.87%) Selenium
9 604 (1.73%) Subversion
10 601 (1.73%) gulp
11 577 (1.66%) JUnit
12 501 (1.44%) TeamCity
13 470 (1.35%) Bitbucket
14 430 (1.23%) Grunt
15 421 (1.21%) Cucumber
16 396 (1.14%) NUnit
17 382 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
18 365 (1.05%) Jasmine
19 298 (0.86%) Eclipse
20 285 (0.82%) Gradle
General
1 6,098 (17.51%) Finance
2 1,528 (4.39%) Retail
3 1,442 (4.14%) Banking
4 1,223 (3.51%) Marketing
5 991 (2.85%) Front Office
6 945 (2.71%) Games
7 538 (1.54%) Public Sector
8 404 (1.16%) Law
9 395 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 379 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 359 (1.03%) Advertising
11 359 (1.03%) Investment Banking
12 305 (0.88%) Legal
13 234 (0.67%) Automotive
14 232 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 221 (0.63%) Back Office
16 213 (0.61%) Electronics
17 145 (0.42%) Publishing
18 85 (0.24%) Aerospace
19 66 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12,473 (35.81%) .NET
2 9,976 (28.64%) HTML
3 9,466 (27.18%) CSS
4 7,568 (21.73%) AngularJS
5 6,175 (17.73%) ASP.NET
6 5,897 (16.93%) React
7 3,732 (10.72%) Web Services
8 3,661 (10.51%) Node.js
9 3,555 (10.21%) jQuery
10 3,243 (9.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3,219 (9.24%) HTML5
12 3,204 (9.20%) .NET Core
13 3,128 (8.98%) REST
14 3,020 (8.67%) .NET Framework
15 2,910 (8.36%) Spring
16 2,825 (8.11%) RESTful
17 2,760 (7.92%) ASP.NET Web API
18 2,239 (6.43%) Vue.js
19 1,901 (5.46%) CSS3
20 1,783 (5.12%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2,928 (8.41%) Greenfield Project
2 2,467 (7.08%) User Experience
3 1,697 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 1,635 (4.69%) Mobile App
5 919 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
6 733 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
7 654 (1.88%) Algorithms
8 552 (1.58%) Data Structures
9 541 (1.55%) Fixed Income
10 500 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 494 (1.42%) Hedge funds
12 493 (1.42%) Derivative
13 390 (1.12%) Equities
14 220 (0.63%) Management Information System
15 206 (0.59%) Cloud Native
16 201 (0.58%) Virtual Team
17 182 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
18 163 (0.47%) Social Media
19 146 (0.42%) Public Cloud
20 114 (0.33%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 2,316 (6.65%) Linux
2 1,411 (4.05%) Android
3 1,403 (4.03%) Windows
4 1,300 (3.73%) Apple iOS
5 730 (2.10%) Unix
6 159 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 106 (0.30%) CentOS
8 73 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 71 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 60 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 47 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 36 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (0.095%) Windows 10
14 32 (0.092%) tvOS
15 31 (0.089%) Debian
16 23 (0.066%) Embedded Linux
17 20 (0.057%) Windows 7
18 19 (0.055%) VMS
19 16 (0.046%) Oracle Linux
20 15 (0.043%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14,075 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
2 6,786 (19.48%) MVC
3 5,852 (16.80%) TDD
4 4,328 (12.43%) Microservices
5 4,199 (12.06%) Scrum
6 3,979 (11.42%) Software Engineering
7 3,912 (11.23%) Front End Development
8 3,870 (11.11%) Web Development
9 3,505 (10.06%) DevOps
10 3,192 (9.16%) OO
11 2,954 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
12 2,684 (7.71%) Computer Science
13 2,525 (7.25%) BDD
14 2,497 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
15 2,207 (6.34%) Fintech
16 2,146 (6.16%) Test Automation
16 2,146 (6.16%) Unit Testing
17 1,999 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
18 1,950 (5.60%) E-Commerce
18 1,950 (5.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15,554 (44.66%) JavaScript
2 13,404 (38.49%) C#
3 9,972 (28.63%) SQL
4 8,575 (24.62%) Java
5 4,076 (11.70%) Python
6 3,947 (11.33%) PHP
7 2,397 (6.88%) TypeScript
8 1,894 (5.44%) T-SQL
9 1,593 (4.57%) C++
10 1,402 (4.03%) Java 8
11 1,057 (3.03%) ES6
12 896 (2.57%) VB.NET
13 841 (2.41%) Ruby
14 727 (2.09%) Scala
15 694 (1.99%) C
16 692 (1.99%) Kotlin
17 583 (1.67%) PL/SQL
18 512 (1.47%) Apple Swift
19 478 (1.37%) Go
20 433 (1.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3,493 (10.03%) Degree
2 1,367 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 591 (1.70%) Security Cleared
4 333 (0.96%) SC Cleared
5 190 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 140 (0.40%) DV Cleared
7 116 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
8 109 (0.31%) Master's Degree
9 54 (0.16%) HND
10 45 (0.13%) PhD
11 37 (0.11%) AWS Certification
12 36 (0.10%) Postgraduate
13 32 (0.092%) DBS Check
14 30 (0.086%) MCSD
15 28 (0.080%) Oracle Certification
16 25 (0.072%) MCP
17 19 (0.055%) ITIL Certification
18 18 (0.052%) MCPD
19 17 (0.049%) MCAD
20 15 (0.043%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,090 (3.13%) QA
2 142 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 134 (0.38%) GDPR
4 51 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 51 (0.15%) WCAG
5 48 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 48 (0.14%) SLA
6 33 (0.095%) DICOM
7 17 (0.049%) PMO
8 15 (0.043%) WAI
9 12 (0.034%) MiFID
9 12 (0.034%) PSD2
10 10 (0.029%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.026%) EMIR
11 9 (0.026%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.023%) PA-DSS
12 8 (0.023%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.020%) Dodd-Frank
14 5 (0.014%) GxP
15 4 (0.011%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3,044 (8.74%) Docker
2 77 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 53 (0.15%) Firmware
4 52 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.072%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (0.069%) Varnish
7 17 (0.049%) HDFS
7 17 (0.049%) Postfix
8 16 (0.046%) LXC
8 16 (0.046%) vCloud
9 14 (0.040%) vSphere
10 12 (0.034%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.020%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.014%) Kamailio
13 4 (0.011%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 4 (0.011%) KVM
14 3 (0.009%) Apache Flume
15 2 (0.006%) OpenAM
15 2 (0.006%) OpenIDM
15 2 (0.006%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,654 (4.75%) Kubernetes
2 373 (1.07%) Terraform
3 290 (0.83%) Ansible
4 146 (0.42%) Puppet
5 139 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 107 (0.31%) Kibana
7 53 (0.15%) Grafana
8 42 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
9 31 (0.089%) Mesos
10 28 (0.080%) Control-M
11 26 (0.075%) logstash
11 26 (0.075%) Prometheus
11 26 (0.075%) Rancher
12 25 (0.072%) Docker Swarm
13 22 (0.063%) cPanel
14 21 (0.060%) BMC PATROL
15 20 (0.057%) MIIS
16 17 (0.049%) SQL Sentry
17 15 (0.043%) vCenter Server
18 14 (0.040%) Automic
Vendors
1 4,366 (12.54%) Microsoft
2 1,800 (5.17%) Oracle
3 831 (2.39%) Google
4 554 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 508 (1.46%) Tableau
6 480 (1.38%) SAP
7 413 (1.19%) Xamarin
8 354 (1.02%) Zend
9 328 (0.94%) Adobe
10 251 (0.72%) IBM
11 241 (0.69%) Sitecore
12 208 (0.60%) Atlassian
13 173 (0.50%) Apple
14 170 (0.49%) ServiceNow
15 161 (0.46%) MuleSoft
16 142 (0.41%) Informatica
17 120 (0.34%) Facebook
18 108 (0.31%) TIBCO
19 104 (0.30%) Cognos
20 100 (0.29%) Red Hat