Period
to 24 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 14,954 37,634 48,666
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 30.63% 27.57% 29.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.24% 28.82% 30.83%
Number of salaries quoted 15,403 34,855 44,874
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 46,381 130,574 157,847
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 95.64% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 38,363 104,243 127,113
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 October 2020.

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 24 October 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 +1 13,625 £55,000 +4.76% 4,417
UK excluding London +1 8,613 £47,500 +5.56% 3,061
London -1 5,817 £70,000 +7.69% 1,627
Work from Home 0 2,602 £52,500 +5.00% 977
South East 0 2,564 £52,500 +9.38% 625
North of England +1 2,343 £47,250 +5.00% 979
North West +1 1,313 £50,000 +11.11% 574
Midlands 0 1,145 £45,000 +5.88% 498
South West 0 1,093 £45,000 - 401
Yorkshire 0 753 £45,000 +5.88% 288
West Midlands -1 660 £45,000 +5.88% 285
Scotland +1 574 £47,500 +5.56% 181
East of England +1 486 £47,500 -5.00% 266
East Midlands 0 481 £42,500 - 212
North East +1 276 £44,000 +3.53% 117
Wales +1 265 £45,000 +5.88% 73
Northern Ireland 0 145 £46,750 +3.89% 39
Isle of Man +2 6 £52,500 -4.55%

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6,890 (46.07%) JavaScript
2 5,690 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4,545 (30.39%) C#
4 4,444 (29.72%) .NET
5 4,219 (28.21%) HTML
6 4,053 (27.10%) CSS
7 3,931 (26.29%) SQL
8 3,527 (23.59%) Java
9 3,099 (20.72%) AngularJS
10 3,088 (20.65%) React
11 2,850 (19.06%) Azure
12 2,686 (17.96%) SQL Server
13 2,674 (17.88%) Finance
14 2,404 (16.08%) TDD
15 2,381 (15.92%) Git (software)
16 2,330 (15.58%) AWS
17 2,326 (15.55%) Python
18 2,226 (14.89%) DevOps
19 2,206 (14.75%) MVC
20 2,086 (13.95%) Microservices
21 1,909 (12.77%) Node.js
22 1,882 (12.59%) ASP.NET
23 1,822 (12.18%) Software Engineering
24 1,766 (11.81%) Microsoft
25 1,756 (11.74%) PHP
26 1,720 (11.50%) Front End Development
26 1,720 (11.50%) .NET Core
27 1,660 (11.10%) Docker
28 1,590 (10.63%) Scrum
29 1,552 (10.38%) Web Services

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
1 432 (2.89%) CMS
2 367 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
3 310 (2.07%) Apache
4 275 (1.84%) WordPress
5 230 (1.54%) Confluence
6 195 (1.30%) Apache Spark
7 194 (1.30%) SharePoint
8 119 (0.80%) IIS
9 107 (0.72%) NServiceBus
10 96 (0.64%) Tomcat
11 85 (0.57%) Drupal
12 84 (0.56%) Umbraco
13 68 (0.45%) nginx
14 65 (0.43%) WebSphere
15 53 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
16 39 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
16 39 (0.26%) EPiServer
17 36 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
18 35 (0.23%) Moodle
19 34 (0.23%) Kentico
Applications
1 180 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (0.58%) Photoshop
3 48 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 42 (0.28%) Sketch
5 35 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 32 (0.21%) Figma
7 30 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 30 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.20%) Zeplin
8 25 (0.17%) Chatbot
9 24 (0.16%) Adobe XD
10 13 (0.087%) MS Visio
11 10 (0.067%) InVision
11 10 (0.067%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 4 (0.027%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.027%) Inkscape
13 3 (0.020%) GIMP
13 3 (0.020%) Moqups
14 2 (0.013%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.013%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 241 (1.61%) Magento
2 204 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 75 (0.50%) Shopify
4 48 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
5 40 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 35 (0.23%) R3 Corda
7 27 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
8 24 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 22 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
10 21 (0.14%) NetSuite
10 21 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
11 15 (0.10%) Visualfiles
12 13 (0.087%) Adobe Campaign
12 13 (0.087%) SAP HR
12 13 (0.087%) SAP S/4HANA
13 12 (0.080%) SAP PSCD
14 10 (0.067%) Maximo
14 10 (0.067%) Odoo
14 10 (0.067%) SAP BPC
14 10 (0.067%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2,850 (19.06%) Azure
2 2,330 (15.58%) AWS
3 600 (4.01%) SaaS
4 539 (3.60%) GCP
5 538 (3.60%) Power Platform
6 522 (3.49%) Serverless
7 379 (2.53%) GitHub
8 348 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
9 229 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
10 221 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
11 203 (1.36%) npm
12 164 (1.10%) Amazon S3
13 131 (0.88%) PaaS
14 130 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
15 106 (0.71%) Office 365
16 84 (0.56%) IaaS
17 83 (0.56%) PowerApps
18 75 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
19 69 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
20 65 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 255 (1.71%) HTTP
2 159 (1.06%) Internet
3 135 (0.90%) Skype
4 53 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 30 (0.20%) FTP
5 30 (0.20%) Intranet
6 26 (0.17%) SSH
7 25 (0.17%) Network Security
8 23 (0.15%) Bluetooth
8 23 (0.15%) Broadband
9 18 (0.12%) SSL
10 17 (0.11%) DNS
10 17 (0.11%) Firewall
11 16 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (0.060%) AMQP
12 9 (0.060%) RTP
13 8 (0.053%) VoIP
13 8 (0.053%) WebEx
13 8 (0.053%) WEP
14 7 (0.047%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,686 (17.96%) SQL Server
2 1,310 (8.76%) MySQL
3 916 (6.13%) NoSQL
4 815 (5.45%) MongoDB
5 625 (4.18%) Relational Database
6 620 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 608 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
8 564 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 487 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
10 461 (3.08%) Power BI
11 402 (2.69%) Big Data
12 274 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 251 (1.68%) Redis
14 221 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 167 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
16 159 (1.06%) Tableau
17 157 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
17 157 (1.05%) Hadoop
18 143 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
19 135 (0.90%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 2,381 (15.92%) Git (software)
2 657 (4.39%) JIRA
3 590 (3.95%) Jenkins
4 393 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 343 (2.29%) webpack
6 329 (2.20%) Selenium
7 315 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 264 (1.77%) JUnit
9 240 (1.60%) Maven
10 236 (1.58%) TeamCity
11 189 (1.26%) Bitbucket
12 171 (1.14%) Subversion
13 166 (1.11%) gulp
14 162 (1.08%) NUnit
15 148 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
16 147 (0.98%) Cucumber
17 134 (0.90%) Mockito
18 130 (0.87%) Jasmine
19 124 (0.83%) Gradle
20 120 (0.80%) Grunt
General
1 2,674 (17.88%) Finance
2 586 (3.92%) Banking
3 547 (3.66%) Front Office
4 495 (3.31%) Marketing
5 392 (2.62%) Retail
6 391 (2.61%) Public Sector
7 358 (2.39%) Games
8 228 (1.52%) Law
9 206 (1.38%) Investment Banking
10 190 (1.27%) Manufacturing
11 135 (0.90%) Advertising
12 134 (0.90%) Telecoms
13 108 (0.72%) Legal
14 101 (0.68%) Electronics
15 79 (0.53%) Financial Institution
16 73 (0.49%) Back Office
17 54 (0.36%) Publishing
18 50 (0.33%) Local Government
19 48 (0.32%) Automotive
20 30 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,444 (29.72%) .NET
2 4,219 (28.21%) HTML
3 4,053 (27.10%) CSS
4 3,099 (20.72%) AngularJS
5 3,088 (20.65%) React
6 1,909 (12.77%) Node.js
7 1,882 (12.59%) ASP.NET
8 1,720 (11.50%) .NET Core
9 1,552 (10.38%) Web Services
10 1,534 (10.26%) Vue.js
11 1,481 (9.90%) REST
12 1,305 (8.73%) RESTful
13 1,301 (8.70%) jQuery
14 1,290 (8.63%) HTML5
15 1,193 (7.98%) .NET Framework
16 1,146 (7.66%) Spring
17 934 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
18 919 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
19 784 (5.24%) CSS3
20 711 (4.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,150 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 991 (6.63%) User Experience
3 722 (4.83%) Mobile App
4 623 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 437 (2.92%) Hedge funds
6 422 (2.82%) Fixed Income
7 399 (2.67%) Derivative
8 329 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
9 321 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 288 (1.93%) Algorithms
11 269 (1.80%) Equities
12 189 (1.26%) Data Structures
13 173 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 121 (0.81%) Virtual Team
15 100 (0.67%) Blog
15 100 (0.67%) Cloud Native
16 84 (0.56%) NHS
17 66 (0.44%) Management Information System
18 64 (0.43%) Social Media
19 56 (0.37%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 992 (6.63%) Linux
2 652 (4.36%) Android
3 516 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 475 (3.18%) Windows
5 206 (1.38%) Unix
6 66 (0.44%) Ubuntu
7 53 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 47 (0.31%) CentOS
9 23 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 13 (0.087%) Debian
10 13 (0.087%) VMS
11 11 (0.074%) Oracle Linux
12 10 (0.067%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.067%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.060%) Windows Server 2016
14 7 (0.047%) Amazon Linux
15 6 (0.040%) Solaris
16 5 (0.033%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (0.027%) tvOS
17 4 (0.027%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,690 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
2 2,404 (16.08%) TDD
3 2,226 (14.89%) DevOps
4 2,206 (14.75%) MVC
5 2,086 (13.95%) Microservices
6 1,822 (12.18%) Software Engineering
7 1,720 (11.50%) Front End Development
8 1,590 (10.63%) Scrum
9 1,505 (10.06%) Web Development
10 1,245 (8.33%) OO
11 1,073 (7.18%) Fintech
12 1,016 (6.79%) Test Automation
13 1,014 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
14 994 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
15 970 (6.49%) Mentoring
16 940 (6.29%) Unit Testing
17 926 (6.19%) BDD
18 909 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
19 833 (5.57%) Computer Science
20 801 (5.36%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6,890 (46.07%) JavaScript
2 4,545 (30.39%) C#
3 3,931 (26.29%) SQL
4 3,527 (23.59%) Java
5 2,326 (15.55%) Python
6 1,756 (11.74%) PHP
7 1,510 (10.10%) TypeScript
8 679 (4.54%) C++
9 668 (4.47%) T-SQL
10 576 (3.85%) Kotlin
11 506 (3.38%) Java 8
12 404 (2.70%) Scala
13 364 (2.43%) ES6
14 324 (2.17%) Ruby
15 262 (1.75%) Go
16 227 (1.52%) VB.NET
17 219 (1.46%) Apex Code
18 217 (1.45%) C
19 216 (1.44%) Apple Swift
20 182 (1.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,176 (7.86%) Degree
2 499 (3.34%) Security Cleared
3 448 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 372 (2.49%) SC Cleared
5 75 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 73 (0.49%) DV Cleared
7 63 (0.42%) PhD
8 58 (0.39%) Master's Degree
9 51 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
10 21 (0.14%) ISTQB
10 21 (0.14%) Postgraduate
11 13 (0.087%) AWS Certification
12 11 (0.074%) DBS Check
12 11 (0.074%) ISEB
13 10 (0.067%) MCITP
14 9 (0.060%) MCPD
15 8 (0.053%) HND
16 6 (0.040%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 4 (0.027%) CTC Cleared
17 4 (0.027%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 492 (3.29%) QA
2 86 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 45 (0.30%) GDPR
4 16 (0.11%) SLA
5 15 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.10%) MiFID
6 14 (0.094%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.080%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.074%) NIST
9 10 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (0.067%) EMIR
9 10 (0.067%) WCAG
10 7 (0.047%) ISO 13485
11 4 (0.027%) HL7
11 4 (0.027%) JTAG
12 3 (0.020%) UCITS
13 2 (0.013%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.013%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.013%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 1,660 (11.10%) Docker
2 62 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 22 (0.15%) HDFS
6 18 (0.12%) vSphere
7 15 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.080%) Postfix
9 10 (0.067%) NDS
9 10 (0.067%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 9 (0.060%) Firmware
10 9 (0.060%) LXC
11 6 (0.040%) Ceph
11 6 (0.040%) Xen
12 5 (0.033%) Squid
13 3 (0.020%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.020%) Hyper-V
14 2 (0.013%) KVM
14 2 (0.013%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 1 (0.007%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1,119 (7.48%) Kubernetes
2 353 (2.36%) Terraform
3 173 (1.16%) Ansible
4 79 (0.53%) Grafana
5 65 (0.43%) Puppet
6 50 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 36 (0.24%) Kibana
8 23 (0.15%) logstash
9 20 (0.13%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 20 (0.13%) Prometheus
10 16 (0.11%) cPanel
11 15 (0.10%) Istio
11 15 (0.10%) MIIS
11 15 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
12 14 (0.094%) Hadoop YARN
12 14 (0.094%) Mesos
13 13 (0.087%) Marathon
14 10 (0.067%) Rancher
14 10 (0.067%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.040%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,766 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 529 (3.54%) Google
3 512 (3.42%) Oracle
4 360 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
5 202 (1.35%) SAP
6 182 (1.22%) Xamarin
7 168 (1.12%) Zend
8 152 (1.02%) ServiceNow
9 133 (0.89%) IBM
10 118 (0.79%) Adobe
11 97 (0.65%) Splunk
12 80 (0.53%) Apple
12 80 (0.53%) Atlassian
13 69 (0.46%) MuleSoft
14 65 (0.43%) Sitecore
15 60 (0.40%) Databricks
15 60 (0.40%) VMware
16 34 (0.23%) Facebook
17 32 (0.21%) Informatica
17 32 (0.21%) Solace