Period
to 21 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer/Developer
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 602 519 539
Rank change year-on-year -83 +20 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 574 930 822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.54% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.56% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 529 774 780
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £34,950 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%

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 138,416 165,583 162,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.41% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 109,868 134,836 134,784
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Developer/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Developer/Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Developer/Software Engineer in the UK

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer.

Salary trend for Developer/Software Engineer in the UK

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in the UK

Developer/Software Engineer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 May 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 -92 523 £52,500 +5.00% 75
UK excluding London -97 350 £45,000 - 64
London +9 210 £60,000 -4.00% 17
South East -11 116 £52,500 +16.67% 20
North of England +25 85 £45,000 - 12
Yorkshire +12 48 £45,000 - 4
East of England -65 46 £45,000 +3.45% 9
South West -1 45 £50,000 +11.11% 8
North West +21 27 £45,000 - 8
Midlands +9 21 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Scotland +18 20 £60,000 +50.00% 2
West Midlands +23 18 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Wales +27 15 £45,000 +30.43% 3
North East +24 10 £54,500 +24.57%
East Midlands +15 3 £37,500 -15.25% 5
Northern Ireland - 3 £42,500 - 1

Developer/Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, Developer/Software Engineer 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/Software Engineer in the job title.

1 479 (83.45%) Software Engineering
2 323 (56.27%) Java
3 317 (55.23%) C#
4 298 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
5 227 (39.55%) .NET
6 220 (38.33%) JavaScript
7 217 (37.80%) SQL
8 153 (26.66%) TDD
9 151 (26.31%) C++
10 150 (26.13%) Python
11 149 (25.96%) Test Automation
12 122 (21.25%) Degree
13 118 (20.56%) Finance
14 116 (20.21%) Jenkins
15 115 (20.03%) MVC
16 111 (19.34%) ASP.NET
17 109 (18.99%) Git (software)
18 104 (18.12%) Linux
19 96 (16.72%) Windows
19 96 (16.72%) SQL Server
19 96 (16.72%) Scrum
20 95 (16.55%) DevOps
21 94 (16.38%) XML
22 93 (16.20%) CSS
23 92 (16.03%) BDD
24 89 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
25 85 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
25 85 (14.81%) Computer Science
25 85 (14.81%) Microservices
26 80 (13.94%) HTML

Developer/Software Engineer 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 57 (9.93%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (6.97%) IIS
3 34 (5.92%) Tomcat
4 32 (5.57%) Oracle Workflow
5 16 (2.79%) nginx
6 15 (2.61%) Apache Spark
7 11 (1.92%) CMS
8 10 (1.74%) JBoss
9 9 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (1.39%) Umbraco
11 7 (1.22%) Confluence
11 7 (1.22%) NServiceBus
12 6 (1.05%) Apache
12 6 (1.05%) Drupal
13 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.70%) Kentico
13 4 (0.70%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.70%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Shopify
2 2 (0.35%) Front Arena
2 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.35%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (5.05%) Serverless
4 22 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (3.83%) Amazon S3
4 22 (3.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 20 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (3.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (3.31%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (2.96%) Apigee
8 14 (2.44%) IBM Cloud
9 9 (1.57%) GitHub
10 7 (1.22%) Azure Functions
10 7 (1.22%) SaaS
11 5 (0.87%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.52%) IaaS
12 3 (0.52%) npm
12 3 (0.52%) PaaS
12 3 (0.52%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.22%) HTTP
1 7 (1.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.35%) AMQP
2 2 (0.35%) Firewall
2 2 (0.35%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.35%) IPv4
3 1 (0.17%) DHCP
3 1 (0.17%) DNS
3 1 (0.17%) Internet
3 1 (0.17%) IPv6
3 1 (0.17%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (0.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (16.72%) SQL Server
2 63 (10.98%) NoSQL
3 53 (9.23%) Relational Database
4 52 (9.06%) Big Data
5 46 (8.01%) MongoDB
6 43 (7.49%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (6.62%) Hadoop
8 34 (5.92%) Redis
9 28 (4.88%) MySQL
10 21 (3.66%) Amazon Redshift
11 17 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.57%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (1.05%) Apache Hive
15 4 (0.70%) Neo4j
15 4 (0.70%) OrientDB
16 1 (0.17%) GIS
Development Applications
1 116 (20.21%) Jenkins
2 109 (18.99%) Git (software)
3 51 (8.89%) Maven
4 50 (8.71%) JIRA
5 48 (8.36%) Selenium
6 41 (7.14%) TeamCity
7 38 (6.62%) NUnit
8 35 (6.10%) Bitbucket Server
9 34 (5.92%) Cucumber
10 31 (5.40%) SoapUI
11 30 (5.23%) SpecFlow
11 30 (5.23%) Subversion
11 30 (5.23%) WebDriver
12 17 (2.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (2.79%) Mercurial
14 14 (2.44%) Bitbucket
14 14 (2.44%) Visual Studio
15 11 (1.92%) JUnit
15 11 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 118 (20.56%) Finance
2 43 (7.49%) Front Office
3 40 (6.97%) Games
4 37 (6.45%) Banking
5 19 (3.31%) Marketing
6 16 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.22%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.87%) Electronics
10 4 (0.70%) Automotive
10 4 (0.70%) Retail
11 3 (0.52%) Military
12 2 (0.35%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.35%) French Language
12 2 (0.35%) German Language
12 2 (0.35%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.35%) Law
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
12 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (39.55%) .NET
2 111 (19.34%) ASP.NET
3 94 (16.38%) XML
4 93 (16.20%) CSS
5 80 (13.94%) HTML
6 78 (13.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 73 (12.72%) AngularJS
7 73 (12.72%) REST
8 71 (12.37%) RESTful
9 67 (11.67%) .NET Framework
10 64 (11.15%) JSON
11 60 (10.45%) Web Services
12 52 (9.06%) React
13 50 (8.71%) Node.js
14 38 (6.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 38 (6.62%) jQuery
15 35 (6.10%) J2EE
16 34 (5.92%) .NET Core
17 33 (5.75%) Gherkin
18 29 (5.05%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.89%) Algorithms
2 39 (6.79%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (6.45%) Derivative
4 36 (6.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 35 (6.10%) Equities
5 35 (6.10%) Fixed Income
6 32 (5.57%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (5.57%) Hedge funds
7 30 (5.23%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (3.48%) User Experience
9 15 (2.61%) Mobile App
10 14 (2.44%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (1.39%) Cloud Native
12 8 (1.39%) Cybercrime
12 8 (1.39%) Fintech
13 7 (1.22%) PKI
14 5 (0.87%) 3D Graphics
14 5 (0.87%) Robotics
14 5 (0.87%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 104 (18.12%) Linux
2 96 (16.72%) Windows
3 20 (3.48%) Android
4 15 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.22%) Unix
6 4 (0.70%) CentOS
7 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.17%) Debian
9 1 (0.17%) Fedora
9 1 (0.17%) SUSE
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (83.45%) Software Engineering
2 298 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (26.66%) TDD
4 149 (25.96%) Test Automation
5 115 (20.03%) MVC
6 96 (16.72%) Scrum
7 95 (16.55%) DevOps
8 92 (16.03%) BDD
9 85 (14.81%) Computer Science
9 85 (14.81%) Microservices
10 80 (13.94%) OO
11 77 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
12 64 (11.15%) SDET
13 61 (10.63%) Test Scripting
14 60 (10.45%) API Testing
15 53 (9.23%) Asset Management
16 49 (8.54%) Multithreading
17 44 (7.67%) Continuous Delivery
18 42 (7.32%) Mathematics
19 41 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 323 (56.27%) Java
2 317 (55.23%) C#
3 220 (38.33%) JavaScript
4 217 (37.80%) SQL
5 151 (26.31%) C++
6 150 (26.13%) Python
7 58 (10.10%) C
8 43 (7.49%) PowerShell
9 34 (5.92%) PHP
10 31 (5.40%) Ruby
10 31 (5.40%) Scala
10 31 (5.40%) TypeScript
11 29 (5.05%) Go
12 17 (2.96%) T-SQL
13 13 (2.26%) VB.NET
14 12 (2.09%) Haskell
14 12 (2.09%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.39%) Java 8
16 6 (1.05%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.87%) VC++
Qualifications
1 122 (21.25%) Degree
2 27 (4.70%) PhD
3 24 (4.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (2.96%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.87%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.87%) HND
6 5 (0.87%) MPhil
6 5 (0.87%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.35%) CCNA
8 2 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.35%) CISSP
8 2 (0.35%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.35%) GIAC
8 2 (0.35%) Linux+ Certification
8 2 (0.35%) MCSE
8 2 (0.35%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.35%) SANS
8 2 (0.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.66%) DICOM
2 14 (2.44%) QA
3 1 (0.17%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 57 (9.93%) Docker
2 31 (5.40%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.52%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) Firmware
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (4.88%) Kubernetes
2 24 (4.18%) Puppet
3 22 (3.83%) Ansible
3 22 (3.83%) Terraform
4 15 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.70%) Nagios
6 3 (0.52%) Salt
7 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 75 (13.07%) Oracle
2 40 (6.97%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.40%) Google
4 14 (2.44%) IBM
4 14 (2.44%) SaltStack
5 10 (1.74%) Xamarin
6 9 (1.57%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.39%) Adobe
8 7 (1.22%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.70%) SAP
9 4 (0.70%) Splunk
10 3 (0.52%) Facebook
10 3 (0.52%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.52%) Sybase
10 3 (0.52%) Zend
11 2 (0.35%) Apple
11 2 (0.35%) Blue Prism
11 2 (0.35%) Calypso
11 2 (0.35%) Charles River
11 2 (0.35%) SimCorp