Period
to 15 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 43,794 52,841 52,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.98% 30.66% 29.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.21% 31.88% 30.92%
Number of salaries quoted 37,903 45,954 46,953
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £73,750
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 144,966 165,748 169,118
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.17% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,942 134,477 140,788
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £79,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 40,676 £50,000 +5.26% 9,256
UK excluding London -1 24,804 £45,000 +5.88% 6,271
London +1 18,160 £62,500 +8.70% 3,527
South East 0 8,236 £46,764 +3.92% 1,544
North of England -1 5,700 £42,500 +6.25% 1,803
North West -1 3,187 £45,000 +12.50% 950
Midlands -1 3,032 £40,000 +6.67% 1,017
South West -1 2,934 £41,000 +2.50% 766
East of England -1 2,602 £47,500 +5.56% 605
Yorkshire 0 2,162 £42,500 +6.25% 703
West Midlands -1 1,671 £40,000 +6.67% 587
Scotland 0 1,506 £45,000 +5.88% 305
East Midlands 0 1,357 £41,000 +9.33% 429
Wales 0 534 £37,500 -3.85% 186
North East -1 352 £40,000 +14.29% 150
Northern Ireland 0 336 £40,000 +2.56% 51
Channel Islands +3 6 £45,000 -25.00%
Isle of Man +2 1 £67,500 +35.00%

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 19,439 (44.39%) JavaScript
2 18,733 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
3 17,473 (39.90%) C#
4 16,069 (36.69%) .NET
5 14,151 (32.31%) HTML
6 13,724 (31.34%) SQL
7 13,036 (29.77%) CSS
8 12,251 (27.97%) Java
9 11,279 (25.75%) SQL Server
10 10,299 (23.52%) MVC
11 9,584 (21.88%) AngularJS
12 8,688 (19.84%) ASP.NET
13 8,437 (19.27%) TDD
14 8,065 (18.42%) Finance
15 6,553 (14.96%) Git (software)
16 6,345 (14.49%) Microsoft
17 5,619 (12.83%) React
18 5,525 (12.62%) jQuery
19 5,491 (12.54%) Scrum
20 5,327 (12.16%) Software Engineering
21 5,282 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
22 5,147 (11.75%) Web Development
23 5,118 (11.69%) HTML5
24 4,987 (11.39%) Degree
25 4,938 (11.28%) ASP.NET MVC
26 4,905 (11.20%) Python
27 4,812 (10.99%) PHP
28 4,678 (10.68%) Web Services
29 4,490 (10.25%) Front End Development
30 4,330 (9.89%) RESTful

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 1,425 (3.25%) CMS
2 1,325 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
3 797 (1.82%) WordPress
4 770 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 733 (1.67%) IIS
6 721 (1.65%) Apache
7 567 (1.29%) Confluence
8 530 (1.21%) Tomcat
9 519 (1.19%) Apache Spark
10 471 (1.08%) Umbraco
11 451 (1.03%) Drupal
12 333 (0.76%) JBoss
13 223 (0.51%) nginx
14 221 (0.50%) WebSphere
15 220 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
16 178 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
17 174 (0.40%) EPiServer
18 156 (0.36%) Apache Solr
19 129 (0.29%) Ethereum
20 126 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 699 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 356 (0.81%) Photoshop
3 296 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
4 131 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 74 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 46 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 43 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
8 27 (0.062%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 25 (0.057%) AutoCAD
9 25 (0.057%) InVision
10 18 (0.041%) InDesign
10 18 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
11 17 (0.039%) MS Visio
12 16 (0.037%) GIMP
13 12 (0.027%) InfoPath
13 12 (0.027%) Microsoft Project
13 12 (0.027%) Weka
14 11 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
15 8 (0.018%) Fireworks
15 8 (0.018%) Maya
Business Applications
1 562 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 419 (0.96%) Magento
3 151 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 83 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 76 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 62 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 62 (0.14%) Shopify
7 58 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 55 (0.13%) thinkFolio
9 52 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
10 49 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 34 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
12 31 (0.071%) Eloqua
13 30 (0.069%) Cognos TM1
14 27 (0.062%) Odoo
15 25 (0.057%) Temenos T24
16 24 (0.055%) SAP S/4HANA
17 23 (0.053%) Cognos Business Intelligence
17 23 (0.053%) Ripple
18 21 (0.048%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 5,282 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4,009 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1,037 (2.37%) SaaS
4 839 (1.92%) GitHub
5 598 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 535 (1.22%) Serverless
7 475 (1.08%) npm
8 276 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
9 266 (0.61%) Office 365
10 264 (0.60%) PaaS
11 246 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
12 196 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
13 182 (0.42%) Amazon S3
14 177 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
15 128 (0.29%) Google Play
16 120 (0.27%) OpenShift
17 106 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
18 98 (0.22%) Google Analytics
19 96 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
20 88 (0.20%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 825 (1.88%) Internet
2 598 (1.37%) HTTP
3 133 (0.30%) Intranet
4 125 (0.29%) TCP/IP
5 87 (0.20%) Broadband
6 86 (0.20%) SSL
7 85 (0.19%) SMS
8 70 (0.16%) AMQP
9 67 (0.15%) Network Security
10 58 (0.13%) HTTPS
11 56 (0.13%) Hyperconnected
12 55 (0.13%) DNS
13 54 (0.12%) Wireless
14 52 (0.12%) VoIP
15 47 (0.11%) Firewall
16 41 (0.094%) SSH
17 40 (0.091%) Wi-Fi
18 38 (0.087%) Bluetooth
18 38 (0.087%) Skype
19 28 (0.064%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11,279 (25.75%) SQL Server
2 3,823 (8.73%) MySQL
3 2,804 (6.40%) NoSQL
4 2,338 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2,107 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2,059 (4.70%) Relational Database
7 1,902 (4.34%) MongoDB
8 1,606 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
9 1,603 (3.66%) SQL Server 2016
10 1,572 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
11 1,555 (3.55%) Big Data
12 1,253 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 996 (2.27%) Power BI
14 701 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
15 684 (1.56%) Redis
16 617 (1.41%) Hadoop
17 601 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
18 597 (1.36%) RDBMS
19 462 (1.05%) Blockchain
20 451 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6,553 (14.96%) Git (software)
2 2,356 (5.38%) Visual Studio
3 2,090 (4.77%) Jenkins
4 1,619 (3.70%) JIRA
5 1,574 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 1,216 (2.78%) Maven
7 1,072 (2.45%) Selenium
8 1,015 (2.32%) Subversion
9 936 (2.14%) webpack
10 914 (2.09%) JUnit
11 893 (2.04%) TeamCity
12 838 (1.91%) gulp
13 692 (1.58%) Cucumber
14 688 (1.57%) NUnit
15 627 (1.43%) Gradle
16 560 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
17 558 (1.27%) Grunt
18 459 (1.05%) Eclipse
19 410 (0.94%) Bitbucket
20 385 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8,065 (18.42%) Finance
2 2,500 (5.71%) Banking
3 1,764 (4.03%) Retail
4 1,570 (3.58%) Marketing
5 1,452 (3.32%) Games
6 892 (2.04%) Front Office
7 785 (1.79%) Advertising
8 664 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 629 (1.44%) Telecoms
10 563 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 438 (1.00%) Law
12 342 (0.78%) Legal
13 298 (0.68%) Automotive
14 296 (0.68%) Electronics
15 270 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 259 (0.59%) Back Office
17 257 (0.59%) Publishing
18 126 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 56 (0.13%) Billing
20 55 (0.13%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16,069 (36.69%) .NET
2 14,151 (32.31%) HTML
3 13,036 (29.77%) CSS
4 9,584 (21.88%) AngularJS
5 8,688 (19.84%) ASP.NET
6 5,619 (12.83%) React
7 5,525 (12.62%) jQuery
8 5,118 (11.69%) HTML5
9 4,938 (11.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4,678 (10.68%) Web Services
11 4,330 (9.89%) RESTful
12 4,260 (9.73%) Spring
13 4,131 (9.43%) Node.js
14 4,091 (9.34%) ASP.NET Web API
15 3,567 (8.14%) REST
16 3,485 (7.96%) .NET Framework
17 3,158 (7.21%) CSS3
18 2,671 (6.10%) XML
19 2,635 (6.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 2,204 (5.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3,712 (8.48%) Greenfield Project
2 2,862 (6.54%) User Experience
3 2,271 (5.19%) Fintech
4 1,961 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 1,667 (3.81%) Mobile App
6 1,208 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
7 1,151 (2.63%) Algorithms
8 1,146 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
9 703 (1.61%) Data Structures
10 575 (1.31%) Derivative
11 560 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 539 (1.23%) Hedge funds
13 516 (1.18%) Fixed Income
14 485 (1.11%) Equities
15 313 (0.71%) Management Information System
16 249 (0.57%) Social Media
17 216 (0.49%) Robotics
18 212 (0.48%) Virtual Team
19 203 (0.46%) NHS
20 202 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3,549 (8.10%) Linux
2 2,320 (5.30%) Windows
3 1,653 (3.77%) Android
4 1,499 (3.42%) Apple iOS
5 1,110 (2.53%) Unix
6 196 (0.45%) Windows Server
7 174 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 92 (0.21%) CentOS
8 92 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (0.16%) Debian
10 66 (0.15%) Solaris
11 53 (0.12%) Mac OS
12 52 (0.12%) Windows 10
13 43 (0.098%) Mac OS X
14 35 (0.080%) AIX
15 29 (0.066%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (0.059%) VMS
17 23 (0.053%) openSUSE
18 18 (0.041%) Windows Phone
19 15 (0.034%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 18,733 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
2 10,299 (23.52%) MVC
3 8,437 (19.27%) TDD
4 5,491 (12.54%) Scrum
5 5,327 (12.16%) Software Engineering
6 5,147 (11.75%) Web Development
7 4,490 (10.25%) Front End Development
8 4,324 (9.87%) Microservices
9 4,261 (9.73%) OO
10 4,071 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
11 3,778 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
12 3,702 (8.45%) Computer Science
13 3,456 (7.89%) BDD
14 3,129 (7.14%) Test Automation
15 2,912 (6.65%) DevOps
16 2,889 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
17 2,852 (6.51%) Unit Testing
18 2,766 (6.32%) SDLC
19 2,207 (5.04%) E-Commerce
20 2,076 (4.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19,439 (44.39%) JavaScript
2 17,473 (39.90%) C#
3 13,724 (31.34%) SQL
4 12,251 (27.97%) Java
5 4,905 (11.20%) Python
6 4,812 (10.99%) PHP
7 3,062 (6.99%) T-SQL
8 2,818 (6.43%) C++
9 2,153 (4.92%) Java 8
10 1,680 (3.84%) TypeScript
11 1,481 (3.38%) Ruby
12 1,261 (2.88%) ES6
13 1,206 (2.75%) VB.NET
14 1,039 (2.37%) Scala
15 955 (2.18%) C
16 931 (2.13%) PL/SQL
17 646 (1.48%) PowerShell
18 632 (1.44%) Go
19 589 (1.34%) Apple Swift
20 562 (1.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4,987 (11.39%) Degree
2 1,697 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 671 (1.53%) Security Cleared
4 469 (1.07%) SC Cleared
5 294 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 282 (0.64%) PhD
7 187 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
8 165 (0.38%) Master's Degree
9 76 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 59 (0.13%) ISTQB
11 58 (0.13%) DBS Check
12 55 (0.13%) ISEB
13 51 (0.12%) MPhil
14 45 (0.10%) MCPD
15 44 (0.10%) HND
16 43 (0.098%) PMI Certification
17 35 (0.080%) MCP
18 22 (0.050%) SAFe Agilist
19 20 (0.046%) AWS Certification
20 19 (0.043%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,516 (3.46%) QA
2 216 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 167 (0.38%) GDPR
4 85 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 69 (0.16%) MiFID
6 57 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 44 (0.10%) SLA
8 35 (0.080%) PCI DSS
9 28 (0.064%) PMO
10 24 (0.055%) WCAG
11 20 (0.046%) WAI
12 16 (0.037%) DICOM
12 16 (0.037%) ISO 14001
13 12 (0.027%) Solvency II
14 11 (0.025%) GAMP
14 11 (0.025%) IFRS
15 10 (0.023%) EMIR
16 7 (0.016%) IFRS 9
17 6 (0.014%) Disclosure Scotland
17 6 (0.014%) PSD2
System Software
1 2,822 (6.44%) Docker
2 208 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 105 (0.24%) HDFS
4 100 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 79 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 63 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 41 (0.094%) Varnish
7 41 (0.094%) VirtualBox
8 34 (0.078%) vSphere
9 29 (0.066%) Firmware
10 26 (0.059%) Hyper-V
11 20 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
12 17 (0.039%) Apache Flume
13 12 (0.027%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.023%) Time Sharing Option
15 9 (0.021%) KVM
15 9 (0.021%) LXC
16 7 (0.016%) GridGain
16 7 (0.016%) Microsoft App-V
17 6 (0.014%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,151 (2.63%) Kubernetes
2 489 (1.12%) Ansible
3 323 (0.74%) Puppet
4 313 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 275 (0.63%) Terraform
6 161 (0.37%) Kibana
7 69 (0.16%) Mesos
8 67 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
8 67 (0.15%) logstash
9 45 (0.10%) Grafana
10 40 (0.091%) Salt
11 39 (0.089%) Oozie
12 36 (0.082%) Prometheus
13 34 (0.078%) Packer
14 31 (0.071%) Consul
14 31 (0.071%) Single Sign-On
15 30 (0.069%) HP Quality Center
15 30 (0.069%) Marathon
16 27 (0.062%) Automic
16 27 (0.062%) Graphite
Vendors
1 6,345 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 2,890 (6.60%) Oracle
3 1,175 (2.68%) Google
4 654 (1.49%) Xamarin
5 607 (1.39%) SAP
6 559 (1.28%) Tableau
7 516 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
8 430 (0.98%) Adobe
9 425 (0.97%) Zend
10 374 (0.85%) Sitecore
11 315 (0.72%) Facebook
12 307 (0.70%) IBM
13 299 (0.68%) Apple
14 187 (0.43%) Atlassian
15 170 (0.39%) Red Hat
16 165 (0.38%) TIBCO
17 155 (0.35%) Cognos
18 150 (0.34%) Telerik
19 142 (0.32%) Informatica
20 139 (0.32%) Splunk