Period
to 23 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 37,630 48,750 53,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.54% 29.59% 30.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.79% 30.85% 31.91%
Number of salaries quoted 32,307 42,237 46,204
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,732 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%

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 130,717 158,047 168,636
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,321 127,298 135,055
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 0 34,775 £52,500 +5.00% 7,706
UK excluding London 0 21,692 £45,000 - 5,413
London +1 15,217 £65,000 +4.00% 2,834
South East 0 7,291 £47,500 +5.56% 1,307
North of England 0 5,025 £45,000 +5.88% 1,466
North West 0 3,088 £45,000 +5.88% 811
Midlands 0 3,007 £42,500 +6.25% 860
South West 0 2,576 £45,000 +12.50% 693
West Midlands 0 1,712 £42,500 +6.25% 501
Yorkshire 0 1,691 £42,500 - 509
East of England -1 1,638 £50,000 +11.11% 548
Scotland 0 1,444 £45,000 - 332
East Midlands 0 1,281 £42,500 +0.59% 355
Wales 0 556 £42,500 +6.25% 150
North East -1 249 £42,000 +5.00% 146
Northern Ireland 0 210 £45,000 +12.50% 60
Channel Islands +8 7 £52,500 +16.67%
Isle of Man +3 3 £55,000 +37.50% 2

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 16,205 (43.06%) JavaScript
2 15,573 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 14,195 (37.72%) C#
4 13,028 (34.62%) .NET
5 11,250 (29.90%) SQL
6 10,799 (28.70%) HTML
7 10,178 (27.05%) CSS
8 9,570 (25.43%) Java
9 8,487 (22.55%) SQL Server
10 7,478 (19.87%) AngularJS
11 7,222 (19.19%) MVC
12 6,549 (17.40%) ASP.NET
13 6,414 (17.04%) Finance
14 5,960 (15.84%) TDD
15 5,686 (15.11%) Azure
16 5,533 (14.70%) React
17 5,528 (14.69%) Git (software)
18 4,986 (13.25%) Microsoft
19 4,633 (12.31%) AWS
20 4,485 (11.92%) Python
21 4,396 (11.68%) Microservices
22 4,384 (11.65%) Scrum
23 4,313 (11.46%) Software Engineering
24 4,209 (11.19%) PHP
25 4,193 (11.14%) Web Development
26 4,049 (10.76%) jQuery
27 4,016 (10.67%) Front End Development
28 3,958 (10.52%) Degree
29 3,757 (9.98%) Web Services
30 3,685 (9.79%) DevOps

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
1 897 (2.38%) CMS
2 792 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
3 716 (1.90%) WordPress
4 594 (1.58%) SharePoint
5 544 (1.45%) Confluence
6 502 (1.33%) Apache
7 469 (1.25%) Apache Spark
8 439 (1.17%) Tomcat
9 407 (1.08%) IIS
10 353 (0.94%) Umbraco
11 303 (0.81%) Drupal
12 219 (0.58%) nginx
13 190 (0.50%) WebSphere
14 187 (0.50%) JBoss
15 144 (0.38%) Apache Solr
16 133 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
17 116 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 110 (0.29%) EPiServer
19 108 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
20 104 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 444 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 276 (0.73%) Photoshop
3 212 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
4 124 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 71 (0.19%) Sketch
6 65 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 60 (0.16%) Adobe XD
8 45 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 36 (0.096%) Chatbot
10 35 (0.093%) MS Visio
11 33 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
12 23 (0.061%) Zeplin
13 17 (0.045%) S-PLUS
14 16 (0.043%) InfoPath
15 13 (0.035%) HipChat
15 13 (0.035%) InDesign
16 12 (0.032%) InVision
17 11 (0.029%) GIMP
18 10 (0.027%) Microsoft Project
18 10 (0.027%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 419 (1.11%) Magento
2 415 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 105 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 97 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 90 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 79 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 78 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 59 (0.16%) Shopify
9 51 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
10 42 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
11 39 (0.10%) SAP ERP
12 37 (0.098%) SAP Hybris
13 33 (0.088%) Markit EDM
14 32 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
15 28 (0.074%) Distributed Ledger
16 26 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 26 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
17 25 (0.066%) thinkFolio
18 24 (0.064%) Front Arena
19 19 (0.050%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 5,686 (15.11%) Azure
2 4,633 (12.31%) AWS
3 1,430 (3.80%) Power Platform
4 1,274 (3.39%) SaaS
5 977 (2.60%) Serverless
6 927 (2.46%) GCP
7 887 (2.36%) GitHub
8 520 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
9 447 (1.19%) npm
10 421 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
11 389 (1.03%) Amazon S3
12 355 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
13 312 (0.83%) PaaS
14 251 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
15 227 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
16 195 (0.52%) Office 365
17 160 (0.43%) OpenShift
18 157 (0.42%) Amazon ECS
19 155 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
20 135 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 477 (1.27%) Internet
2 472 (1.25%) HTTP
3 115 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 105 (0.28%) Broadband
5 98 (0.26%) Intranet
6 52 (0.14%) SSH
7 51 (0.14%) HTTPS
8 50 (0.13%) Network Security
9 49 (0.13%) FTP
9 49 (0.13%) SSL
10 43 (0.11%) DNS
11 41 (0.11%) Bluetooth
11 41 (0.11%) Extranet
12 38 (0.10%) Wireless
13 33 (0.088%) WAN
14 32 (0.085%) Skype
15 30 (0.080%) SMTP
16 28 (0.074%) Firewall
17 27 (0.072%) AMQP
18 22 (0.058%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8,487 (22.55%) SQL Server
2 3,373 (8.96%) MySQL
3 2,121 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,851 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,831 (4.87%) NoSQL
6 1,646 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
7 1,615 (4.29%) Relational Database
8 1,486 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
9 1,370 (3.64%) Power BI
10 1,331 (3.54%) MongoDB
11 1,215 (3.23%) Big Data
12 1,125 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 772 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
14 533 (1.42%) Redis
15 438 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
16 420 (1.12%) Hadoop
17 417 (1.11%) RDBMS
18 401 (1.07%) Oracle Database
19 319 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
20 307 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5,528 (14.69%) Git (software)
2 1,827 (4.86%) Jenkins
3 1,572 (4.18%) JIRA
4 1,503 (3.99%) Visual Studio
5 972 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 920 (2.44%) webpack
7 897 (2.38%) Maven
8 819 (2.18%) Selenium
9 740 (1.97%) JUnit
10 736 (1.96%) Subversion
11 583 (1.55%) TeamCity
12 577 (1.53%) Bitbucket
13 509 (1.35%) gulp
14 490 (1.30%) NUnit
15 487 (1.29%) Cucumber
16 382 (1.02%) Grunt
17 371 (0.99%) Gradle
18 366 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
19 360 (0.96%) Jasmine
20 293 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6,414 (17.04%) Finance
2 1,758 (4.67%) Retail
3 1,704 (4.53%) Banking
4 1,400 (3.72%) Marketing
5 996 (2.65%) Games
6 947 (2.52%) Front Office
7 660 (1.75%) Public Sector
8 521 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 480 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 402 (1.07%) Investment Banking
11 382 (1.02%) Law
12 334 (0.89%) Advertising
13 280 (0.74%) Legal
14 267 (0.71%) Electronics
15 241 (0.64%) Financial Institution
16 228 (0.61%) Automotive
17 205 (0.54%) Back Office
18 136 (0.36%) Publishing
19 92 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
20 66 (0.18%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13,028 (34.62%) .NET
2 10,799 (28.70%) HTML
3 10,178 (27.05%) CSS
4 7,478 (19.87%) AngularJS
5 6,549 (17.40%) ASP.NET
6 5,533 (14.70%) React
7 4,049 (10.76%) jQuery
8 3,757 (9.98%) Web Services
9 3,595 (9.55%) Node.js
10 3,465 (9.21%) HTML5
11 3,391 (9.01%) Spring
12 3,322 (8.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3,322 (8.83%) REST
13 2,991 (7.95%) RESTful
14 2,839 (7.54%) .NET Framework
15 2,725 (7.24%) ASP.NET Web API
16 2,662 (7.07%) .NET Core
17 2,037 (5.41%) CSS3
18 1,937 (5.15%) XML
19 1,897 (5.04%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3,035 (8.07%) Greenfield Project
2 2,445 (6.50%) User Experience
3 1,812 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1,572 (4.18%) Mobile App
5 1,020 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
6 785 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 749 (1.99%) Algorithms
8 569 (1.51%) Data Structures
9 550 (1.46%) Fixed Income
10 527 (1.40%) Hedge funds
11 496 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 419 (1.11%) Equities
13 416 (1.11%) Derivative
14 271 (0.72%) Management Information System
15 205 (0.54%) Cloud Native
16 196 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
17 187 (0.50%) Virtual Team
18 169 (0.45%) iPad
19 165 (0.44%) Robotics
20 157 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2,776 (7.38%) Linux
2 1,547 (4.11%) Android
3 1,515 (4.03%) Windows
4 1,350 (3.59%) Apple iOS
5 819 (2.18%) Unix
6 181 (0.48%) Windows Server
7 110 (0.29%) CentOS
8 96 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 69 (0.18%) Debian
9 69 (0.18%) Mac OS
10 48 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 45 (0.12%) Windows 10
12 43 (0.11%) AIX
13 38 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (0.074%) MVS
15 24 (0.064%) Mac OS X
15 24 (0.064%) Windows 7
16 17 (0.045%) Embedded Linux
17 15 (0.040%) VMS
18 14 (0.037%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15,573 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 7,222 (19.19%) MVC
3 5,960 (15.84%) TDD
4 4,396 (11.68%) Microservices
5 4,384 (11.65%) Scrum
6 4,313 (11.46%) Software Engineering
7 4,193 (11.14%) Web Development
8 4,016 (10.67%) Front End Development
9 3,685 (9.79%) DevOps
10 3,313 (8.80%) OO
11 3,158 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
12 3,115 (8.28%) Computer Science
13 2,812 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
14 2,712 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
15 2,490 (6.62%) Test Automation
16 2,474 (6.57%) BDD
17 2,456 (6.53%) Unit Testing
18 2,436 (6.47%) SDLC
19 2,282 (6.06%) Mentoring
20 2,264 (6.02%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 16,205 (43.06%) JavaScript
2 14,195 (37.72%) C#
3 11,250 (29.90%) SQL
4 9,570 (25.43%) Java
5 4,485 (11.92%) Python
6 4,209 (11.19%) PHP
7 2,363 (6.28%) T-SQL
8 2,016 (5.36%) TypeScript
9 1,751 (4.65%) C++
10 1,603 (4.26%) Java 8
11 1,140 (3.03%) ES6
12 1,004 (2.67%) VB.NET
13 934 (2.48%) Ruby
14 856 (2.27%) Scala
15 710 (1.89%) Kotlin
16 669 (1.78%) C
17 645 (1.71%) PL/SQL
18 519 (1.38%) R
19 497 (1.32%) Apple Swift
20 494 (1.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3,958 (10.52%) Degree
2 1,547 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 604 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 320 (0.85%) SC Cleared
5 208 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 169 (0.45%) DV Cleared
7 124 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 98 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
9 65 (0.17%) HND
10 48 (0.13%) PhD
11 39 (0.10%) MCP
12 37 (0.098%) DBS Check
13 33 (0.088%) AWS Certification
14 30 (0.080%) MCSD
15 28 (0.074%) ISEB
16 26 (0.069%) ISTQB
16 26 (0.069%) Postgraduate
17 25 (0.066%) MCSE
17 25 (0.066%) MCTS
18 24 (0.064%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,233 (3.28%) QA
2 191 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 108 (0.29%) GDPR
4 45 (0.12%) SLA
5 38 (0.10%) WAI
6 33 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 30 (0.080%) PCI DSS
8 28 (0.074%) PMO
8 28 (0.074%) WCAG
9 24 (0.064%) DICOM
9 24 (0.064%) ISO 9001
10 15 (0.040%) MiFID
11 12 (0.032%) EMIR
12 10 (0.027%) Solvency II
13 9 (0.024%) PSD2
14 7 (0.019%) Cyber Essentials
14 7 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (0.016%) Dodd-Frank
15 6 (0.016%) TickIT
16 4 (0.011%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 3,285 (8.73%) Docker
2 117 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 52 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
4 51 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 48 (0.13%) Firmware
6 29 (0.077%) Varnish
7 25 (0.066%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 25 (0.066%) HDFS
7 25 (0.066%) vSphere
8 18 (0.048%) vCloud
9 16 (0.043%) Apache Flume
10 14 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
11 12 (0.032%) Hyper-V
12 11 (0.029%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 6 (0.016%) LXC
14 5 (0.013%) Cronacle
15 3 (0.008%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.008%) Postfix
15 3 (0.008%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.008%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1,639 (4.36%) Kubernetes
2 390 (1.04%) Ansible
3 371 (0.99%) Terraform
4 226 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 189 (0.50%) Puppet
6 102 (0.27%) Kibana
7 60 (0.16%) SQL Sentry
8 56 (0.15%) Grafana
9 46 (0.12%) Mesos
10 43 (0.11%) Rancher
11 42 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
12 40 (0.11%) Marathon
13 39 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
14 37 (0.098%) logstash
14 37 (0.098%) Prometheus
15 29 (0.077%) Hadoop YARN
16 26 (0.069%) Control-M
16 26 (0.069%) Nagios
17 25 (0.066%) Istio
18 22 (0.058%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 4,986 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 2,138 (5.68%) Oracle
3 1,014 (2.69%) Google
4 640 (1.70%) SAP
5 615 (1.63%) Tableau
6 594 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
7 458 (1.22%) Xamarin
8 388 (1.03%) Zend
9 330 (0.88%) Adobe
10 293 (0.78%) IBM
11 210 (0.56%) Atlassian
12 205 (0.54%) Sitecore
13 179 (0.48%) ServiceNow
14 159 (0.42%) Apple
15 145 (0.39%) Informatica
16 129 (0.34%) MuleSoft
17 128 (0.34%) Facebook
18 121 (0.32%) Sage
19 119 (0.32%) Cognos
20 116 (0.31%) TIBCO