Period
to 3 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 337 531 559
Rank change year-on-year +194 +28 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 651 568 712
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.46% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.49% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 877 526 722
Median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +33.33% +5.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £128,750 £122,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 70,984 116,630 143,307
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 95.46% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 56,610 94,492 116,127
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,750 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,672
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Developer/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer/Software Engineer in the UK

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer.

Salary trend for Developer/Software Engineer in the UK

Developer/Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in the UK

Developer/Software Engineer
Top 17 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 3 March 2021. 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 +220 637 £75,000 +7.14% 90
London +238 515 £90,000 +2.86% 52
Work from Home +102 248 £75,000 +20.00% 48
UK excluding London +33 128 £45,000 -10.00% 41
South East +73 35 £55,000 +10.00% 11
East of England +76 31 £30,000 -29.41% 9
North of England +65 29 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Midlands +39 20 £30,000 -25.00% 4
North West +60 16 £60,000 +20.00% 2
East Midlands +24 11 £30,000 -25.00% 2
North East +25 10 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South West +12 10 £52,500 - 4
West Midlands +45 9 £50,000 -19.35% 2
Wales +25 4 £45,000 +6.69% 1
Scotland +18 3 - - 2
Yorkshire +17 3 £37,500 -25.00% 7
Northern Ireland +12 3 £42,500 -46.88%

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 627 (96.31%) Software Engineering
2 498 (76.50%) Agile Software Development
3 473 (72.66%) Finance
4 426 (65.44%) JavaScript
5 393 (60.37%) AWS
6 377 (57.91%) React
7 374 (57.45%) Python
8 369 (56.68%) Web Services
9 352 (54.07%) Asset Management
10 287 (44.09%) .NET
11 268 (41.17%) AngularJS
12 267 (41.01%) Serverless
13 242 (37.17%) Java
14 239 (36.71%) Front Office
15 223 (34.25%) Hedge funds
16 209 (32.10%) C#
17 204 (31.34%) SQL
18 200 (30.72%) Microservices
19 177 (27.19%) Vue.js
20 175 (26.88%) Derivative
21 174 (26.73%) Fixed Income
21 174 (26.73%) GCP
22 165 (25.35%) Azure
23 159 (24.42%) Equities
23 159 (24.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 157 (24.12%) Investment Management
25 147 (22.58%) React Native
26 142 (21.81%) AWS Lambda
27 132 (20.28%) Progressive Web App
28 123 (18.89%) Web Application Development

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 58 (8.91%) Apache
2 43 (6.61%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.69%) CMS
4 9 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.23%) Tornado
6 2 (0.31%) nginx
6 2 (0.31%) WordPress
7 1 (0.15%) Confluence
7 1 (0.15%) IIS
7 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 393 (60.37%) AWS
2 267 (41.01%) Serverless
3 174 (26.73%) GCP
4 165 (25.35%) Azure
5 142 (21.81%) AWS Lambda
6 115 (17.67%) Amazon EC2
7 89 (13.67%) Amazon S3
8 55 (8.45%) Amazon ECS
9 27 (4.15%) Apigee
10 22 (3.38%) SaaS
11 17 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (1.38%) Veeva
13 4 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.46%) Datadog
15 2 (0.31%) npm
16 1 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
16 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
16 1 (0.15%) Azure Functions
16 1 (0.15%) GitHub
16 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.15%) HTTP
1 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 83 (12.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 75 (11.52%) PostgreSQL
4 58 (8.91%) MySQL
5 37 (5.68%) Relational Database
6 31 (4.76%) Apache Ignite
6 31 (4.76%) MongoDB
6 31 (4.76%) RDBMS
7 28 (4.30%) Amazon Aurora
8 27 (4.15%) Amazon Redshift
9 22 (3.38%) NoSQL
10 20 (3.07%) Big Data
11 17 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
11 17 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (2.61%) SQL Server 2014
12 11 (1.69%) Redis
13 8 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (1.23%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.77%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.46%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 43 (6.61%) Jenkins
2 31 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 31 (4.76%) GitLab
3 27 (4.15%) Artifactory
4 15 (2.30%) Maven
5 6 (0.92%) NUnit
5 6 (0.92%) Selenium
5 6 (0.92%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.92%) WebDriver
6 5 (0.77%) CircleCI
6 5 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.77%) TestNG
6 5 (0.77%) Travis CI
6 5 (0.77%) webpack
7 4 (0.61%) JIRA
8 3 (0.46%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.46%) Grunt
8 3 (0.46%) gulp
8 3 (0.46%) Mocha
8 3 (0.46%) SonarQube
General
1 473 (72.66%) Finance
2 239 (36.71%) Front Office
3 87 (13.36%) Banking
4 32 (4.92%) Retail
5 23 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 21 (3.23%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.46%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.00%) Marketing
9 12 (1.84%) Electronics
9 12 (1.84%) Public Sector
10 8 (1.23%) Games
11 7 (1.08%) Law
12 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.31%) Automotive
13 2 (0.31%) Legal
14 1 (0.15%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (57.91%) React
2 369 (56.68%) Web Services
3 287 (44.09%) .NET
4 268 (41.17%) AngularJS
5 177 (27.19%) Vue.js
6 147 (22.58%) React Native
7 104 (15.98%) .NET Core
8 64 (9.83%) gRPC
9 62 (9.52%) Node.js
10 60 (9.22%) ASP.NET
11 59 (9.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 57 (8.76%) Kafka
13 56 (8.60%) ASP.NET Core
14 42 (6.45%) .NET Framework
15 36 (5.53%) HTML
16 34 (5.22%) CSS
17 28 (4.30%) OAuth
18 27 (4.15%) Swagger
19 23 (3.53%) REST
19 23 (3.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 223 (34.25%) Hedge funds
2 175 (26.88%) Derivative
3 174 (26.73%) Fixed Income
4 159 (24.42%) Equities
4 159 (24.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 105 (16.13%) Greenfield Project
6 85 (13.06%) Blog
7 34 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (4.30%) Pricing Data
8 28 (4.30%) User Experience
9 23 (3.53%) Social Media
10 20 (3.07%) Credit Derivative
11 19 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
12 18 (2.76%) Algorithms
13 11 (1.69%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.23%) Cloud Native
16 7 (1.08%) Mobile App
17 6 (0.92%) Virtual Team
18 3 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (2.30%) Linux
2 6 (0.92%) Android
3 5 (0.77%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.31%) Windows
6 1 (0.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (96.31%) Software Engineering
2 498 (76.50%) Agile Software Development
3 352 (54.07%) Asset Management
4 200 (30.72%) Microservices
5 157 (24.12%) Investment Management
6 132 (20.28%) Progressive Web App
7 123 (18.89%) Web Application Development
8 106 (16.28%) DevOps
9 92 (14.13%) Fintech
10 88 (13.52%) Open Source
11 52 (7.99%) Migration
12 43 (6.61%) Computer Science
13 36 (5.53%) Continuous Improvement
13 36 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (5.38%) Project Delivery
14 35 (5.38%) Scrum
14 35 (5.38%) Test Automation
15 29 (4.45%) CRM
15 29 (4.45%) Data Management
15 29 (4.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 426 (65.44%) JavaScript
2 374 (57.45%) Python
3 242 (37.17%) Java
4 209 (32.10%) C#
5 204 (31.34%) SQL
6 97 (14.90%) Kotlin
7 90 (13.82%) TypeScript
8 47 (7.22%) Scala
9 35 (5.38%) C++
10 31 (4.76%) Clojure
11 29 (4.45%) VB.NET
12 22 (3.38%) VB
13 19 (2.92%) PHP
14 12 (1.84%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.54%) Go
16 8 (1.23%) Ruby
17 6 (0.92%) Perl
18 5 (0.77%) R
18 5 (0.77%) VB6
19 4 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (8.29%) Degree
2 25 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.30%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.61%) PhD
5 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (0.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 104 (15.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 62 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.46%) Grafana
2 3 (0.46%) Prometheus
2 3 (0.46%) Zipkin
3 1 (0.15%) Ansible
3 1 (0.15%) MIIS
3 1 (0.15%) Puppet
3 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 63 (9.68%) Oracle
2 44 (6.76%) Google
3 28 (4.30%) Sybase
4 27 (4.15%) Microsoft
5 21 (3.23%) SAP
6 10 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.38%) Siebel
8 7 (1.08%) Xceptor
9 4 (0.61%) Bloomberg
9 4 (0.61%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.46%) PagerDuty
11 2 (0.31%) HubSpot
12 1 (0.15%) Apple
12 1 (0.15%) Facebook
12 1 (0.15%) Nintex
12 1 (0.15%) Talend
12 1 (0.15%) Twitter
12 1 (0.15%) YouTube