Period
to 3 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 22,668 40,224 53,463
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 28.63% 27.44% 30.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.10% 28.62% 31.34%
Number of salaries quoted 21,385 36,889 49,498
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £76,250
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 75,302 140,558 170,579
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.90% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 60,547 112,146 138,553
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 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 20,791 £55,000 +10.00% 3,158
UK excluding London +1 12,804 £45,000 - 2,281
London -1 9,318 £67,500 +3.85% 1,076
South East 0 4,177 £50,000 +5.26% 455
North of England 0 3,252 £45,000 +5.88% 709
Work from Home 0 2,253 £55,000 +10.00% 514
North West +1 1,841 £47,500 +9.20% 396
Midlands 0 1,547 £45,000 +5.88% 385
South West 0 1,507 £45,000 +5.88% 293
Yorkshire 0 1,174 £45,000 +5.88% 233
East of England +1 925 £47,500 -5.00% 239
West Midlands -1 892 £45,000 +5.88% 234
Scotland +1 810 £45,000 - 115
East Midlands 0 645 £40,000 - 150
Wales +1 438 £42,500 +6.25% 62
North East +1 238 £42,500 +0.59% 80
Northern Ireland 0 173 £47,500 +18.75% 29
Isle of Man +5 5 £47,500 -13.64%
Channel Islands -5 4 £67,500 +28.57%

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 10,416 (45.95%) JavaScript
2 9,267 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
3 7,963 (35.13%) C#
4 7,568 (33.39%) .NET
5 6,399 (28.23%) HTML
6 6,082 (26.83%) CSS
7 5,999 (26.46%) SQL
8 5,469 (24.13%) Java
9 5,218 (23.02%) AngularJS
10 4,612 (20.35%) SQL Server
11 4,516 (19.92%) React
12 4,412 (19.46%) Azure
13 3,983 (17.57%) TDD
14 3,940 (17.38%) MVC
15 3,908 (17.24%) Finance
16 3,430 (15.13%) AWS
17 3,406 (15.03%) ASP.NET
18 3,401 (15.00%) Git (software)
19 3,017 (13.31%) Microservices
20 2,901 (12.80%) Python
21 2,896 (12.78%) Node.js
22 2,806 (12.38%) Scrum
23 2,762 (12.18%) Microsoft
24 2,742 (12.10%) Software Engineering
25 2,705 (11.93%) DevOps
26 2,687 (11.85%) Front End Development
27 2,585 (11.40%) PHP
28 2,572 (11.35%) .NET Core
29 2,444 (10.78%) Web Development
30 2,410 (10.63%) Docker

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
1 707 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
2 639 (2.82%) CMS
3 365 (1.61%) Apache
4 359 (1.58%) WordPress
5 335 (1.48%) SharePoint
6 266 (1.17%) Confluence
7 244 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 227 (1.00%) IIS
9 213 (0.94%) Apache Spark
10 175 (0.77%) Umbraco
11 118 (0.52%) EPiServer
12 115 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
13 101 (0.45%) nginx
14 100 (0.44%) Drupal
15 98 (0.43%) WebSphere
16 53 (0.23%) SAS
17 52 (0.23%) Kentico
18 46 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
19 43 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 42 (0.19%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 254 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 129 (0.57%) Photoshop
3 94 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
4 84 (0.37%) Sketch
5 46 (0.20%) Zeplin
6 43 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 38 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 34 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 25 (0.11%) Adobe XD
10 21 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 20 (0.088%) InVision
12 16 (0.071%) Figma
13 12 (0.053%) InfoPath
14 8 (0.035%) MS Visio
15 5 (0.022%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 5 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
16 4 (0.018%) HipChat
16 4 (0.018%) LibreOffice
17 3 (0.013%) 3ds Max
17 3 (0.013%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 329 (1.45%) Magento
2 236 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 97 (0.43%) Shopify
4 65 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 57 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 51 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 35 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 33 (0.15%) R3 Corda
9 32 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
10 17 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
10 17 (0.075%) SAP S/4HANA
11 15 (0.066%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 14 (0.062%) SAP BPC
13 12 (0.053%) Maximo
13 12 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
13 12 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
14 10 (0.044%) SAP HR
14 10 (0.044%) SAP PSCD
14 10 (0.044%) Unit4 Business World
15 9 (0.040%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 4,412 (19.46%) Azure
2 3,430 (15.13%) AWS
3 917 (4.05%) SaaS
4 807 (3.56%) Power Platform
5 647 (2.85%) GCP
6 603 (2.66%) Serverless
7 407 (1.80%) GitHub
8 342 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
9 309 (1.36%) npm
10 279 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
11 243 (1.07%) PaaS
12 197 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
13 187 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
14 165 (0.73%) Amazon S3
15 143 (0.63%) Office 365
16 113 (0.50%) OpenShift
17 110 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
18 103 (0.45%) PowerApps
19 98 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
20 94 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 317 (1.40%) Internet
2 280 (1.24%) HTTP
3 98 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 82 (0.36%) Skype
5 67 (0.30%) Intranet
6 38 (0.17%) FTP
7 35 (0.15%) DNS
7 35 (0.15%) Network Security
8 34 (0.15%) Firewall
9 33 (0.15%) Bluetooth
9 33 (0.15%) Wireless
10 32 (0.14%) SSH
11 30 (0.13%) SSL
12 29 (0.13%) Broadband
13 28 (0.12%) VoIP
14 17 (0.075%) Extranet
14 17 (0.075%) MQTT
14 17 (0.075%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (0.066%) VPN
16 14 (0.062%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,612 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 1,945 (8.58%) MySQL
3 1,223 (5.40%) MongoDB
4 1,042 (4.60%) NoSQL
5 1,018 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 919 (4.05%) Relational Database
7 918 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 789 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
9 744 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
10 740 (3.26%) Power BI
11 554 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 500 (2.21%) Big Data
13 376 (1.66%) Redis
14 371 (1.64%) SQL Server 2019
15 256 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
16 249 (1.10%) Hadoop
17 248 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
18 218 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
19 213 (0.94%) RDBMS
20 191 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3,401 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 1,066 (4.70%) Jenkins
3 824 (3.64%) JIRA
4 767 (3.38%) Visual Studio
5 674 (2.97%) webpack
6 521 (2.30%) Selenium
7 447 (1.97%) Maven
8 408 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 378 (1.67%) JUnit
10 362 (1.60%) gulp
11 360 (1.59%) TeamCity
12 320 (1.41%) Subversion
13 303 (1.34%) Bitbucket
13 303 (1.34%) Cucumber
14 280 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
15 261 (1.15%) NUnit
16 245 (1.08%) Grunt
17 225 (0.99%) Jasmine
18 165 (0.73%) SpecFlow
19 161 (0.71%) Mocha
General
1 3,908 (17.24%) Finance
2 949 (4.19%) Retail
3 914 (4.03%) Banking
4 684 (3.02%) Front Office
5 654 (2.89%) Marketing
6 622 (2.74%) Games
7 360 (1.59%) Law
8 337 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 335 (1.48%) Public Sector
10 203 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 196 (0.86%) Advertising
12 187 (0.82%) Legal
13 163 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 161 (0.71%) Telecoms
15 148 (0.65%) Back Office
16 120 (0.53%) Automotive
17 91 (0.40%) Publishing
18 87 (0.38%) Electronics
19 75 (0.33%) Aerospace
20 65 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,568 (33.39%) .NET
2 6,399 (28.23%) HTML
3 6,082 (26.83%) CSS
4 5,218 (23.02%) AngularJS
5 4,516 (19.92%) React
6 3,406 (15.03%) ASP.NET
7 2,896 (12.78%) Node.js
8 2,572 (11.35%) .NET Core
9 2,313 (10.20%) Web Services
10 2,157 (9.52%) REST
11 2,104 (9.28%) jQuery
12 2,079 (9.17%) HTML5
13 2,027 (8.94%) .NET Framework
14 1,964 (8.66%) Vue.js
15 1,852 (8.17%) Spring
16 1,754 (7.74%) RESTful
17 1,689 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,665 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web API
19 1,198 (5.28%) CSS3
20 1,183 (5.22%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,887 (8.32%) Greenfield Project
2 1,768 (7.80%) User Experience
3 1,092 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1,083 (4.78%) Mobile App
5 524 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
6 458 (2.02%) Hedge funds
7 421 (1.86%) Algorithms
8 416 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 415 (1.83%) Derivative
10 399 (1.76%) Data Structures
11 380 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 364 (1.61%) Fixed Income
13 233 (1.03%) Equities
14 181 (0.80%) Cloud Native
15 135 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
15 135 (0.60%) Virtual Team
16 107 (0.47%) Management Information System
17 100 (0.44%) Animation
18 95 (0.42%) Client/Server
19 93 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,695 (7.48%) Linux
2 887 (3.91%) Android
3 838 (3.70%) Windows
4 818 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 363 (1.60%) Unix
6 102 (0.45%) Windows Server
7 76 (0.34%) CentOS
8 71 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 38 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 36 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 29 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
14 22 (0.097%) Oracle Linux
15 20 (0.088%) Debian
16 17 (0.075%) Embedded Linux
17 16 (0.071%) VMS
18 15 (0.066%) Windows XP
19 13 (0.057%) Windows Server 2019
20 11 (0.049%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,267 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 3,983 (17.57%) TDD
3 3,940 (17.38%) MVC
4 3,017 (13.31%) Microservices
5 2,806 (12.38%) Scrum
6 2,742 (12.10%) Software Engineering
7 2,705 (11.93%) DevOps
8 2,687 (11.85%) Front End Development
9 2,444 (10.78%) Web Development
10 2,068 (9.12%) OO
11 1,876 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
12 1,844 (8.13%) BDD
13 1,697 (7.49%) Test Automation
14 1,680 (7.41%) Fintech
15 1,667 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
16 1,515 (6.68%) Computer Science
17 1,357 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
18 1,324 (5.84%) Unit Testing
19 1,224 (5.40%) OOP
20 1,221 (5.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10,416 (45.95%) JavaScript
2 7,963 (35.13%) C#
3 5,999 (26.46%) SQL
4 5,469 (24.13%) Java
5 2,901 (12.80%) Python
6 2,585 (11.40%) PHP
7 2,033 (8.97%) TypeScript
8 1,065 (4.70%) C++
9 1,048 (4.62%) T-SQL
10 874 (3.86%) Java 8
11 691 (3.05%) ES6
12 598 (2.64%) Kotlin
13 480 (2.12%) Ruby
14 462 (2.04%) VB.NET
15 457 (2.02%) Scala
16 418 (1.84%) C
17 360 (1.59%) Go
18 329 (1.45%) Apple Swift
19 295 (1.30%) PL/SQL
20 265 (1.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2,081 (9.18%) Degree
2 831 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 526 (2.32%) Security Cleared
4 319 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 123 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 102 (0.45%) DV Cleared
7 92 (0.41%) Master's Degree
8 57 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
9 46 (0.20%) PhD
10 30 (0.13%) AWS Certification
11 25 (0.11%) DBS Check
12 18 (0.079%) MCSD
13 17 (0.075%) HND
14 15 (0.066%) Postgraduate
15 13 (0.057%) MCPD
16 11 (0.049%) MCITP
17 9 (0.040%) ISEB
17 9 (0.040%) ISTQB
17 9 (0.040%) ITIL Certification
18 7 (0.031%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 779 (3.44%) QA
2 94 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 93 (0.41%) GDPR
4 40 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.088%) WCAG
7 19 (0.084%) SLA
8 16 (0.071%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.066%) MiFID
10 12 (0.053%) DICOM
11 11 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
12 8 (0.035%) HL7
12 8 (0.035%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (0.031%) EMIR
14 6 (0.026%) NIST
14 6 (0.026%) PMO
14 6 (0.026%) SEPA
15 5 (0.022%) UCITS
16 4 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2,410 (10.63%) Docker
2 99 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 43 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (0.15%) vSphere
5 27 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 24 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.071%) HDFS
8 14 (0.062%) Firmware
9 11 (0.049%) Postfix
10 8 (0.035%) Squid
10 8 (0.035%) Varnish
11 7 (0.031%) LXC
11 7 (0.031%) NDS
11 7 (0.031%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 5 (0.022%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.018%) GPFS
13 4 (0.018%) Lustre
13 4 (0.018%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 2 (0.009%) Kamailio
14 2 (0.009%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,430 (6.31%) Kubernetes
2 322 (1.42%) Terraform
3 220 (0.97%) Ansible
4 107 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 106 (0.47%) Puppet
6 77 (0.34%) Kibana
7 39 (0.17%) Grafana
8 36 (0.16%) logstash
9 29 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
10 21 (0.093%) Prometheus
11 20 (0.088%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 15 (0.066%) cPanel
13 14 (0.062%) Mesos
14 12 (0.053%) Istio
15 11 (0.049%) Control-M
16 9 (0.040%) MIIS
17 8 (0.035%) Tivoli
18 7 (0.031%) Docker Swarm
18 7 (0.031%) Packer
18 7 (0.031%) Rancher
Vendors
1 2,762 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 1,105 (4.87%) Oracle
3 660 (2.91%) Google
4 343 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
5 311 (1.37%) Tableau
6 277 (1.22%) SAP
7 251 (1.11%) Zend
8 249 (1.10%) Xamarin
9 169 (0.75%) Adobe
10 150 (0.66%) IBM
10 150 (0.66%) Sitecore
11 140 (0.62%) ServiceNow
12 136 (0.60%) Atlassian
13 120 (0.53%) Apple
14 93 (0.41%) MuleSoft
15 87 (0.38%) Informatica
16 69 (0.30%) TIBCO
17 64 (0.28%) Talend
17 64 (0.28%) VMware
18 48 (0.21%) Cognos