Developer Jobs

Developer
UK

The median Developer salary in the UK is £56,500 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 24 June 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 7 10 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 16,172 14,324 36,900
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 14.72% 15.49% 21.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.53% 16.99% 22.27%
Number of salaries quoted 13,470 11,203 19,953
10th Percentile £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £44,500 £48,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.08% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £82,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £109,750 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 104,121 84,323 165,675
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 91.19% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 73,469 54,972 85,174
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,603 £45,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,519 £50,296
% change year-on-year -6.58% +6.41% +5.89%

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 24 June 2024.

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 24 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +2 14,163 £57,500 -11.54% 1,691
UK excluding London +3 11,546 £52,500 -4.55% 1,318
Work from Home -1 6,759 £55,000 -15.38% 1,097
London -4 3,833 £75,000 -4.46% 511
North of England +12 3,312 £52,500 -4.55% 411
South East 0 2,523 £57,500 -4.17% 318
Midlands +6 1,952 £50,000 -9.09% 252
North West +11 1,948 £52,500 -4.55% 233
South West +4 1,538 £50,000 -7.41% 137
West Midlands +11 1,249 £50,000 -9.09% 149
Yorkshire +15 1,038 £50,000 -4.76% 124
East of England +13 943 £50,000 -11.11% 110
Scotland -16 705 £54,000 -1.82% 75
East Midlands +5 695 £50,000 -9.09% 103
Wales +12 404 £52,500 +14.75% 35
North East +4 326 £52,500 -4.55% 60
Northern Ireland 0 167 £55,000 +10.00% 16
Channel Islands - 5 £60,000 - 2
Isle of Man - 2 £36,000 -

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 24 June 2024, Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 5,405 (33.42%) JavaScript
2 5,393 (33.35%) C#
3 5,236 (32.38%) .NET
4 4,601 (28.45%) Agile
5 4,333 (26.79%) Azure
6 4,001 (24.74%) Full Stack Development
7 3,597 (22.24%) SQL
8 3,090 (19.11%) HTML
9 2,955 (18.27%) React
10 2,902 (17.94%) AWS
11 2,806 (17.35%) CSS
12 2,541 (15.71%) Microsoft
13 2,538 (15.69%) SQL Server
14 2,442 (15.10%) AngularJS
15 2,421 (14.97%) Social Skills
16 2,228 (13.78%) Finance
17 2,177 (13.46%) TypeScript
18 2,102 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
19 2,060 (12.74%) DevOps
20 2,052 (12.69%) Java
21 2,047 (12.66%) ASP.NET
22 1,986 (12.28%) Software Engineering
23 1,875 (11.59%) MVC
24 1,824 (11.28%) Python
25 1,763 (10.90%) Microservices
26 1,752 (10.83%) .NET Core
27 1,715 (10.60%) Degree
28 1,647 (10.18%) Git
29 1,509 (9.33%) PHP
30 1,452 (8.98%) TDD

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 381 (2.36%) CMS
2 345 (2.13%) Apache
3 330 (2.04%) WordPress
4 325 (2.01%) SharePoint
5 244 (1.51%) Apache Airflow
6 167 (1.03%) IIS
7 143 (0.88%) Confluence
8 139 (0.86%) Umbraco
9 86 (0.53%) Drupal
10 76 (0.47%) Apache Spark
11 72 (0.45%) nginx
12 69 (0.43%) OpenEdge
13 56 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
14 53 (0.33%) Headless CMS
15 51 (0.32%) Kentico
16 34 (0.21%) OpenStack
16 34 (0.21%) SAS
17 31 (0.19%) Mendix
18 30 (0.19%) Appian
19 25 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 124 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 33 (0.20%) Adobe XD
5 30 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 26 (0.16%) Simulink
7 20 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 18 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.049%) MS Visio
10 7 (0.043%) GNU Octave
10 7 (0.043%) InfoPath
11 6 (0.037%) InDesign
12 5 (0.031%) Sketch
12 5 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (0.025%) Maya
13 4 (0.025%) Stateflow
13 4 (0.025%) Trello
14 3 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.019%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 245 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 122 (0.75%) Shopify
3 119 (0.74%) Magento
4 63 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 49 (0.30%) NetSuite
6 40 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
7 38 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
8 36 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
8 36 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
9 22 (0.14%) Visualfiles
10 17 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 12 (0.074%) IBM Planning Analytics
12 8 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
13 7 (0.043%) BPCS
14 6 (0.037%) Sage 200
15 5 (0.031%) Odoo
15 5 (0.031%) Oracle Financials
15 5 (0.031%) Sage X3
15 5 (0.031%) SAP BPC
15 5 (0.031%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4,333 (26.79%) Azure
2 2,902 (17.94%) AWS
3 1,144 (7.07%) Power Platform
4 924 (5.71%) Azure DevOps
5 673 (4.16%) Dynamics 365
6 662 (4.09%) SaaS
7 608 (3.76%) Serverless
8 605 (3.74%) GCP
9 451 (2.79%) GitHub
10 450 (2.78%) PowerApps
11 425 (2.63%) Power Automate
12 318 (1.97%) Microsoft 365
13 257 (1.59%) Azure Logic Apps
14 251 (1.55%) Azure Functions
15 242 (1.50%) Azure Service Bus
16 187 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
17 148 (0.92%) Azure API Management
18 130 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
19 112 (0.69%) dbt
20 108 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 218 (1.35%) Internet
2 76 (0.47%) HTTP
3 64 (0.40%) TCP/IP
4 62 (0.38%) DNS
5 49 (0.30%) Firewall
6 45 (0.28%) SSL
7 35 (0.22%) Wireless
8 32 (0.20%) VPN
9 29 (0.18%) Intranet
10 24 (0.15%) Network Security
11 23 (0.14%) Broadband
12 19 (0.12%) MQTT
13 16 (0.099%) Hyperconnected
13 16 (0.099%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (0.093%) 5G
14 15 (0.093%) Mobile Broadband
15 11 (0.068%) BGP
15 11 (0.068%) Ethernet VPN
15 11 (0.068%) MPLS
16 10 (0.062%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,538 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 1,033 (6.39%) MySQL
3 847 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
4 703 (4.35%) Power BI
5 622 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 596 (3.69%) NoSQL
7 593 (3.67%) Relational Database
8 327 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 311 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
10 269 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
11 266 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
12 228 (1.41%) Apache Ignite
13 197 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 178 (1.10%) Redis
15 150 (0.93%) Oracle Database
16 145 (0.90%) Data Lake
17 141 (0.87%) DB2
18 122 (0.75%) DynamoDB
19 108 (0.67%) Amazon Athena
20 107 (0.66%) Dremio
Development Applications
1 1,647 (10.18%) Git
2 475 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 429 (2.65%) JIRA
4 310 (1.92%) Jenkins
5 178 (1.10%) GitLab
6 171 (1.06%) Bitbucket
7 153 (0.95%) Cypress.io
8 125 (0.77%) Selenium
9 119 (0.74%) NUnit
10 107 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 90 (0.56%) TeamCity
12 86 (0.53%) Sourcetree
13 75 (0.46%) JUnit
14 71 (0.44%) Moq
15 70 (0.43%) webpack
16 67 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
17 56 (0.35%) Jasmine
18 55 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
18 55 (0.34%) Visual Studio Code
19 51 (0.32%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 2,421 (14.97%) Social Skills
2 2,228 (13.78%) Finance
3 628 (3.88%) Marketing
4 623 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 561 (3.47%) Front Office
6 543 (3.36%) Banking
7 542 (3.35%) Public Sector
8 485 (3.00%) Law
9 467 (2.89%) Retail
10 445 (2.75%) Games
11 391 (2.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 279 (1.73%) Manufacturing
13 244 (1.51%) Legal
14 202 (1.25%) Investment Banking
15 188 (1.16%) Tech for Good
16 171 (1.06%) Telecoms
17 151 (0.93%) Advertising
18 143 (0.88%) Presentation Skills
19 123 (0.76%) Back Office
20 118 (0.73%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,236 (32.38%) .NET
2 3,090 (19.11%) HTML
3 2,955 (18.27%) React
4 2,806 (17.35%) CSS
5 2,442 (15.10%) AngularJS
6 2,047 (12.66%) ASP.NET
7 1,752 (10.83%) .NET Core
8 1,428 (8.83%) Vue
9 1,404 (8.68%) .NET Framework
10 1,367 (8.45%) Node.js
11 1,203 (7.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1,108 (6.85%) Entity Framework
13 1,033 (6.39%) RESTful
14 1,016 (6.28%) REST
15 1,007 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 996 (6.16%) HTML5
17 842 (5.21%) Web Services
18 840 (5.19%) Laravel
19 784 (4.85%) jQuery
20 590 (3.65%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 718 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
2 437 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 425 (2.63%) Fixed Income
4 411 (2.54%) Algorithms
5 408 (2.52%) Hedge funds
6 330 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 326 (2.02%) Equities
8 291 (1.80%) Data Structures
8 291 (1.80%) Product Ownership
9 272 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
10 262 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
11 232 (1.43%) IoT
12 225 (1.39%) Derivative
13 213 (1.32%) Blockchain
14 174 (1.08%) Client/Server
15 150 (0.93%) Distributed Systems
16 146 (0.90%) Legacy Systems
17 138 (0.85%) Onboarding
18 133 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
19 126 (0.78%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 793 (4.90%) Linux
2 502 (3.10%) Windows
3 438 (2.71%) Android
4 360 (2.23%) Apple iOS
5 158 (0.98%) Unix
6 36 (0.22%) Windows Server
7 31 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
7 31 (0.19%) VMS
8 28 (0.17%) Ubuntu
9 27 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
10 18 (0.11%) Mac OS
11 17 (0.11%) CentOS
12 13 (0.080%) Windows Server 2019
13 6 (0.037%) Alpine Linux
14 5 (0.031%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.031%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.025%) AIX
15 4 (0.025%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.025%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.012%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,601 (28.45%) Agile
2 4,001 (24.74%) Full Stack Development
3 2,102 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2,060 (12.74%) DevOps
5 1,986 (12.28%) Software Engineering
6 1,875 (11.59%) MVC
7 1,763 (10.90%) Microservices
8 1,452 (8.98%) TDD
9 1,273 (7.87%) Web Development
10 1,251 (7.74%) Computer Science
11 1,207 (7.46%) CI/CD
12 1,159 (7.17%) Scrum
13 1,092 (6.75%) Front End Development
14 1,066 (6.59%) User Experience
15 966 (5.97%) Mentoring
16 952 (5.89%) Artificial Intelligence
17 885 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
18 777 (4.80%) Unit Testing
19 757 (4.68%) Design Patterns
20 741 (4.58%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5,405 (33.42%) JavaScript
2 5,393 (33.35%) C#
3 3,597 (22.24%) SQL
4 2,177 (13.46%) TypeScript
5 2,052 (12.69%) Java
6 1,824 (11.28%) Python
7 1,509 (9.33%) PHP
8 568 (3.51%) C++
9 439 (2.71%) T-SQL
10 300 (1.86%) C
11 259 (1.60%) Kotlin
12 258 (1.60%) PL/SQL
13 236 (1.46%) Go
14 226 (1.40%) VB.NET
15 180 (1.11%) PowerShell
16 167 (1.03%) Ruby
17 146 (0.90%) Scala
18 120 (0.74%) VB
19 118 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions
20 99 (0.61%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1,715 (10.60%) Degree
2 714 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 702 (4.34%) Security Cleared
4 519 (3.21%) SC Cleared
5 165 (1.02%) Master's Degree
6 117 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 89 (0.55%) DBS Check
8 83 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 73 (0.45%) DV Cleared
10 67 (0.41%) PhD
11 51 (0.32%) Azure Certification
12 43 (0.27%) AWS Certification
13 27 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
14 22 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (0.11%) Postgraduate
16 12 (0.074%) AWS Certified Developer
16 12 (0.074%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
17 10 (0.062%) HND
18 8 (0.049%) Numerate Degree
19 6 (0.037%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 521 (3.22%) QA
2 157 (0.97%) Accessibility
3 71 (0.44%) GDPR
4 64 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 53 (0.33%) WCAG
6 20 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.087%) SLA
8 12 (0.074%) HIPAA
8 12 (0.074%) MiFID
9 10 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.037%) GRC
10 6 (0.037%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.025%) EMIR
11 4 (0.025%) Software Quality Assurance
12 3 (0.019%) California Consumer Privacy Act
12 3 (0.019%) ISO 13485
12 3 (0.019%) PMO
13 2 (0.012%) IEC 62304
13 2 (0.012%) MISRA
13 2 (0.012%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1,128 (6.98%) Docker
2 55 (0.34%) Firmware
2 55 (0.34%) HDFS
3 45 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 33 (0.20%) Embedded Firmware
5 25 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.062%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.019%) KVM
10 3 (0.019%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.012%) Varnish
11 2 (0.012%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1 (0.006%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.006%) Ceph
12 1 (0.006%) GridGain
12 1 (0.006%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 756 (4.67%) Kubernetes
2 313 (1.94%) Terraform
3 95 (0.59%) Ansible
4 29 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
5 25 (0.15%) Grafana
5 25 (0.15%) Kibana
6 15 (0.093%) Prometheus
7 10 (0.062%) MIIS
7 10 (0.062%) Rancher
8 8 (0.049%) cPanel
9 7 (0.043%) Progress Chef
9 7 (0.043%) SCOM
10 6 (0.037%) CloudHub
10 6 (0.037%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.031%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.025%) Control-M
12 4 (0.025%) Packer
12 4 (0.025%) Plesk
12 4 (0.025%) Puppet
12 4 (0.025%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2,541 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 523 (3.23%) Oracle
3 413 (2.55%) Google
4 182 (1.13%) ServiceNow
5 179 (1.11%) IBM
6 174 (1.08%) Salesforce
7 136 (0.84%) Red Hat
8 134 (0.83%) Adobe
9 129 (0.80%) Facebook
10 127 (0.79%) Xamarin
11 98 (0.61%) Databricks
12 84 (0.52%) SAP
13 75 (0.46%) Sitecore
14 66 (0.41%) Apple
15 58 (0.36%) Informatica
16 54 (0.33%) WooCommerce
17 50 (0.31%) Cloudera
17 50 (0.31%) MuleSoft
18 49 (0.30%) Progress
19 47 (0.29%) Bloomberg