Period
to 20 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 39,513 52,225 54,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.49% 30.30% 31.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.66% 31.45% 32.53%
Number of salaries quoted 33,694 45,594 47,660
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £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 137,845 166,066 166,175
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.36% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 109,716 135,052 136,839
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £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% +0.97%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 36,559 £50,000 +5.26% 9,217
UK excluding London -1 23,169 £45,000 +5.88% 6,516
London 0 15,556 £65,000 +8.33% 3,315
South East -1 7,775 £47,500 +5.56% 1,486
North of England 0 5,290 £42,500 +1.19% 1,905
Midlands 0 3,135 £41,000 +2.50% 1,123
North West 0 2,922 £43,500 +2.35% 1,076
South West 0 2,805 £42,500 +2.41% 771
Yorkshire +1 2,082 £42,500 +1.19% 666
East of England -1 1,898 £47,500 +5.56% 622
West Midlands -1 1,849 £42,500 +6.25% 577
Scotland 0 1,480 £45,000 - 388
East Midlands 0 1,276 £40,000 - 545
Wales 0 547 £40,000 - 164
North East -1 286 £42,500 +6.25% 163
Northern Ireland 0 262 £41,500 +10.67% 61
Isle of Man +4 7 £55,000 +41.94%
Channel Islands +7 4 £52,500 -25.00% 2

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 17,573 (44.47%) JavaScript
2 16,416 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
3 14,974 (37.90%) C#
4 13,690 (34.65%) .NET
5 12,308 (31.15%) SQL
6 12,160 (30.77%) HTML
7 11,441 (28.96%) CSS
8 10,378 (26.26%) Java
9 9,226 (23.35%) SQL Server
10 8,455 (21.40%) MVC
11 8,032 (20.33%) AngularJS
12 7,379 (18.67%) ASP.NET
13 6,708 (16.98%) Finance
14 6,618 (16.75%) TDD
15 6,117 (15.48%) Git (software)
16 5,451 (13.80%) React
17 5,422 (13.72%) Microsoft
18 5,384 (13.63%) Microsoft Azure
19 5,038 (12.75%) Software Engineering
20 4,645 (11.76%) Scrum
21 4,575 (11.58%) jQuery
22 4,574 (11.58%) Python
23 4,553 (11.52%) PHP
24 4,456 (11.28%) Degree
25 4,320 (10.93%) Web Development
26 4,286 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
27 4,165 (10.54%) HTML5
28 4,145 (10.49%) Web Services
29 4,098 (10.37%) Front End Development
30 3,925 (9.93%) Microservices

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
1 982 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
2 922 (2.33%) CMS
3 700 (1.77%) WordPress
4 676 (1.71%) SharePoint
5 623 (1.58%) Apache
6 511 (1.29%) Confluence
7 510 (1.29%) IIS
8 480 (1.21%) Tomcat
9 431 (1.09%) Apache Spark
10 380 (0.96%) Drupal
11 368 (0.93%) Umbraco
12 262 (0.66%) JBoss
13 231 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 224 (0.57%) nginx
15 169 (0.43%) WebLogic
16 149 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 145 (0.37%) Apache Solr
18 137 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
19 132 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
20 104 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 426 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 294 (0.74%) Photoshop
3 234 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 116 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 111 (0.28%) Sketch
6 62 (0.16%) Adobe XD
7 59 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 41 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 40 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 35 (0.089%) Chatbot
10 35 (0.089%) MS Visio
11 28 (0.071%) Zeplin
12 20 (0.051%) Microsoft Project
13 18 (0.046%) InfoPath
14 17 (0.043%) InVision
15 15 (0.038%) Fireworks
16 14 (0.035%) GIMP
17 13 (0.033%) SPSS
18 12 (0.030%) InDesign
19 11 (0.028%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 504 (1.28%) Magento
2 464 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 129 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 115 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 84 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 77 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 68 (0.17%) NetSuite
8 58 (0.15%) Shopify
9 55 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
10 39 (0.099%) thinkFolio
11 37 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 33 (0.084%) Distributed Ledger
13 30 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
14 29 (0.073%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 27 (0.068%) Markit EDM
15 27 (0.068%) Oracle ERP
15 27 (0.068%) SAP S/4HANA
16 26 (0.066%) R3 Corda
17 23 (0.058%) SAP Hybris
18 19 (0.048%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5,384 (13.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,286 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1,372 (3.47%) Power Platform
4 1,239 (3.14%) SaaS
5 850 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 849 (2.15%) GitHub
7 824 (2.09%) Serverless
8 462 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
9 389 (0.98%) npm
10 373 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
11 364 (0.92%) Amazon S3
12 362 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
13 316 (0.80%) PaaS
14 259 (0.66%) Office 365
15 209 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
16 207 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
17 174 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
18 147 (0.37%) OpenShift
19 145 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
20 130 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 520 (1.32%) Internet
2 495 (1.25%) HTTP
3 155 (0.39%) Broadband
4 121 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 107 (0.27%) Network Security
6 106 (0.27%) Intranet
7 87 (0.22%) DNS
8 82 (0.21%) Bluetooth
9 80 (0.20%) SMTP
9 80 (0.20%) SSH
10 78 (0.20%) Firewall
11 71 (0.18%) SSL
12 63 (0.16%) FTP
13 60 (0.15%) VPN
14 59 (0.15%) WAN
15 58 (0.15%) RIP
16 51 (0.13%) Cisco ASA
17 49 (0.12%) Wireless
18 46 (0.12%) HTTPS
19 45 (0.11%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9,226 (23.35%) SQL Server
2 3,502 (8.86%) MySQL
3 2,316 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2,238 (5.66%) NoSQL
5 2,099 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1,889 (4.78%) Relational Database
7 1,844 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
8 1,544 (3.91%) MongoDB
9 1,441 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
10 1,320 (3.34%) Power BI
11 1,300 (3.29%) Big Data
12 1,296 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 936 (2.37%) SQL Server 2016
14 711 (1.80%) Redis
15 520 (1.32%) Hadoop
16 516 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
17 464 (1.17%) RDBMS
18 440 (1.11%) Oracle Database
19 430 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
20 348 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6,117 (15.48%) Git (software)
2 2,034 (5.15%) Jenkins
3 1,837 (4.65%) Visual Studio
4 1,635 (4.14%) JIRA
5 1,294 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 1,088 (2.75%) Maven
7 939 (2.38%) Selenium
8 914 (2.31%) webpack
9 903 (2.29%) Subversion
10 816 (2.07%) JUnit
11 748 (1.89%) TeamCity
12 650 (1.65%) gulp
13 611 (1.55%) Cucumber
14 551 (1.39%) NUnit
15 509 (1.29%) Bitbucket
16 471 (1.19%) Grunt
17 463 (1.17%) Gradle
18 417 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
19 391 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
20 378 (0.96%) Jasmine
General
1 6,708 (16.98%) Finance
2 1,941 (4.91%) Banking
3 1,731 (4.38%) Retail
4 1,534 (3.88%) Marketing
5 1,095 (2.77%) Games
6 712 (1.80%) Front Office
7 568 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 530 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 397 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 386 (0.98%) Law
11 352 (0.89%) Advertising
12 289 (0.73%) Legal
13 257 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 250 (0.63%) Electronics
15 191 (0.48%) Back Office
16 184 (0.47%) Automotive
17 179 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
18 167 (0.42%) Publishing
19 75 (0.19%) Billing
20 65 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13,690 (34.65%) .NET
2 12,160 (30.77%) HTML
3 11,441 (28.96%) CSS
4 8,032 (20.33%) AngularJS
5 7,379 (18.67%) ASP.NET
6 5,451 (13.80%) React
7 4,575 (11.58%) jQuery
8 4,165 (10.54%) HTML5
9 4,145 (10.49%) Web Services
10 3,875 (9.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3,749 (9.49%) Node.js
12 3,699 (9.36%) Spring
13 3,446 (8.72%) RESTful
14 3,346 (8.47%) REST
15 3,195 (8.09%) .NET Framework
16 3,088 (7.82%) ASP.NET Web API
17 2,480 (6.28%) CSS3
18 2,354 (5.96%) XML
19 2,351 (5.95%) .NET Core
20 1,891 (4.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3,152 (7.98%) Greenfield Project
2 2,546 (6.44%) User Experience
3 1,930 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1,510 (3.82%) Mobile App
5 1,018 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
6 976 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
7 889 (2.25%) Algorithms
8 602 (1.52%) Data Structures
9 500 (1.27%) Hedge funds
10 457 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 391 (0.99%) Fixed Income
12 380 (0.96%) Derivative
13 332 (0.84%) Equities
14 285 (0.72%) Management Information System
15 262 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
16 200 (0.51%) Virtual Team
17 197 (0.50%) Robotics
18 178 (0.45%) Client/Server
19 164 (0.42%) Cloud Native
20 150 (0.38%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3,209 (8.12%) Linux
2 1,738 (4.40%) Windows
3 1,604 (4.06%) Android
4 1,321 (3.34%) Apple iOS
5 921 (2.33%) Unix
6 202 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 153 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 98 (0.25%) CentOS
9 89 (0.23%) Debian
10 71 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 56 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 48 (0.12%) Windows 10
13 41 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 36 (0.091%) AIX
14 36 (0.091%) Solaris
15 24 (0.061%) MVS
16 21 (0.053%) Windows 7
17 17 (0.043%) CoreOS
18 16 (0.040%) Mac OS X
19 15 (0.038%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 16,416 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
2 8,455 (21.40%) MVC
3 6,618 (16.75%) TDD
4 5,038 (12.75%) Software Engineering
5 4,645 (11.76%) Scrum
6 4,320 (10.93%) Web Development
7 4,098 (10.37%) Front End Development
8 3,925 (9.93%) Microservices
9 3,858 (9.76%) OO
10 3,542 (8.96%) DevOps
11 3,313 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
12 3,252 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
13 3,056 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
14 3,043 (7.70%) Computer Science
15 3,015 (7.63%) Test Automation
16 2,785 (7.05%) BDD
17 2,675 (6.77%) Unit Testing
18 2,646 (6.70%) SDLC
19 2,361 (5.98%) Mentoring
20 2,228 (5.64%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 17,573 (44.47%) JavaScript
2 14,974 (37.90%) C#
3 12,308 (31.15%) SQL
4 10,378 (26.26%) Java
5 4,574 (11.58%) Python
6 4,553 (11.52%) PHP
7 2,481 (6.28%) T-SQL
8 2,341 (5.92%) C++
9 1,697 (4.29%) TypeScript
10 1,595 (4.04%) Java 8
11 1,346 (3.41%) ES6
12 1,211 (3.06%) Ruby
13 1,024 (2.59%) C
14 938 (2.37%) VB.NET
15 921 (2.33%) Scala
16 813 (2.06%) PL/SQL
17 648 (1.64%) Kotlin
18 594 (1.50%) PowerShell
19 499 (1.26%) Go
20 498 (1.26%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 4,456 (11.28%) Degree
2 1,373 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 970 (2.45%) Security Cleared
4 640 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 264 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 215 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 165 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
8 147 (0.37%) PhD
9 136 (0.34%) Master's Degree
10 91 (0.23%) HND
11 52 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
12 48 (0.12%) DBS Check
13 45 (0.11%) CCNP
14 36 (0.091%) AWS Certification
15 35 (0.089%) MCSD
16 30 (0.076%) Oracle Certification
17 29 (0.073%) Postgraduate
18 28 (0.071%) CCNA
19 27 (0.068%) OCP
20 24 (0.061%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,404 (3.55%) QA
2 206 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 103 (0.26%) GDPR
4 77 (0.19%) SLA
5 75 (0.19%) WAI
6 65 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 54 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 42 (0.11%) MiFID
9 25 (0.063%) DICOM
10 17 (0.043%) PMO
11 15 (0.038%) NCSC
12 14 (0.035%) WCAG
13 13 (0.033%) EMIR
14 12 (0.030%) PCI DSS
15 11 (0.028%) HL7
16 10 (0.025%) Dodd-Frank
17 8 (0.020%) 21 CFR Part 11
18 7 (0.018%) Solvency II
18 7 (0.018%) TickIT
19 6 (0.015%) GAMP
System Software
1 3,302 (8.36%) Docker
2 172 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 71 (0.18%) Varnish
4 59 (0.15%) vSphere
5 55 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 53 (0.13%) HDFS
7 51 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 45 (0.11%) Firmware
9 40 (0.10%) VirtualBox
10 37 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
11 18 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
12 15 (0.038%) Hyper-V
13 13 (0.033%) Apache Flume
14 12 (0.030%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 10 (0.025%) GridGain
16 5 (0.013%) Postfix
16 5 (0.013%) vCloud
17 4 (0.010%) KVM
18 3 (0.008%) etcd
18 3 (0.008%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1,489 (3.77%) Kubernetes
2 554 (1.40%) Ansible
3 346 (0.88%) Terraform
4 317 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 241 (0.61%) Puppet
6 83 (0.21%) Kibana
7 62 (0.16%) Grafana
8 54 (0.14%) logstash
8 54 (0.14%) Rancher
9 52 (0.13%) Nagios
10 45 (0.11%) FortiGate
11 44 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
12 41 (0.10%) Mesos
13 40 (0.10%) SQL Sentry
14 39 (0.099%) Prometheus
15 37 (0.094%) Hadoop YARN
16 31 (0.078%) HP Quality Center
17 29 (0.073%) Docker Swarm
18 28 (0.071%) Marathon
19 26 (0.066%) Salt
Vendors
1 5,422 (13.72%) Microsoft
2 2,485 (6.29%) Oracle
3 1,145 (2.90%) Google
4 609 (1.54%) SAP
5 549 (1.39%) Tableau
6 517 (1.31%) Xamarin
7 449 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 371 (0.94%) Zend
9 331 (0.84%) IBM
10 328 (0.83%) Adobe
11 236 (0.60%) Sitecore
12 186 (0.47%) Atlassian
13 182 (0.46%) ServiceNow
14 151 (0.38%) Facebook
15 142 (0.36%) Apple
16 136 (0.34%) Red Hat
17 134 (0.34%) Splunk
18 125 (0.32%) Cognos
19 124 (0.31%) Informatica
20 100 (0.25%) MuleSoft