Period
to 23 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 565 482
Rank change year-on-year +2 -83 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 812 895 1228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.45% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.47% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 737 888 1212
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 168714 189810 208926
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 135862 159661 172073
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in the UK

Developer/Software Engineer
Top 15 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 23 August 2017. 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 +8 753 £45,000 -5.26% 39
UK excluding London +81 603 £40,000 - 31
London -98 194 £60,000 - 12
South East +48 176 £45,000 - 14
East of England +64 167 £40,000 -11.11% 7
South West +34 89 £38,500 -18.95% 3
North of England -86 68 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Midlands +76 64 £41,250 +3.13% 2
North West -30 38 £40,000 -16.67%
Scotland +36 37 £40,000 -16.67% 2
East Midlands +41 33 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands +36 31 £34,250 -0.72% 1
Yorkshire -48 24 £40,000 +14.29%
North East -2 6 £37,500 +7.91% 1
Wales +3 4 £31,350 -33.30% 2

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, Developer/Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Developer/Software Engineer in the job title.

1 775 (95.44%) Software Engineering
2 438 (53.94%) Java
3 387 (47.66%) C#
4 332 (40.89%) Agile Software Development
5 311 (38.30%) JavaScript
6 304 (37.44%) C++
7 286 (35.22%) .NET
8 251 (30.91%) HTML
9 233 (28.69%) SQL
10 218 (26.85%) SQL Server
11 212 (26.11%) Computer Science
12 198 (24.38%) Degree
13 189 (23.28%) Python
14 174 (21.43%) CSS
15 161 (19.83%) Linux
16 159 (19.58%) TDD
17 155 (19.09%) Scrum
18 152 (18.72%) AngularJS
19 147 (18.10%) Windows
20 137 (16.87%) C
21 131 (16.13%) OO
22 128 (15.76%) MVC
23 122 (15.02%) ASP.NET
24 119 (14.66%) XML
25 116 (14.29%) HTML5
26 115 (14.16%) MongoDB
27 114 (14.04%) Oracle
28 106 (13.05%) Spring
29 100 (12.32%) Finance
30 98 (12.07%) REST

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 61 (7.51%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (4.31%) IIS
3 33 (4.06%) Apache
4 26 (3.20%) Apache Spark
5 24 (2.96%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (1.23%) JBoss
8 6 (0.74%) CMS
8 6 (0.74%) Drupal
8 6 (0.74%) nginx
8 6 (0.74%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.74%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.62%) Kentico
10 4 (0.49%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.49%) WordPress
11 3 (0.37%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.37%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.37%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.37%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.25%) Magento
2 2 (0.25%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.12%) BASE24
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 63 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.33%) GitHub
4 20 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.97%) SaaS
6 6 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.62%) Office 365
7 5 (0.62%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.12%) IaaS
11 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 23 (2.83%) Internet
3 17 (2.09%) HTTP
4 9 (1.11%) ATM
5 7 (0.86%) RFID
6 6 (0.74%) Firewall
7 4 (0.49%) Broadband
7 4 (0.49%) RS-232
8 2 (0.25%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.25%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.12%) 802.11
9 1 (0.12%) CDMA
9 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.12%) GSM
9 1 (0.12%) LTE
9 1 (0.12%) MIMO
9 1 (0.12%) SMS
9 1 (0.12%) SSL
9 1 (0.12%) UMTS
9 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (26.85%) SQL Server
2 115 (14.16%) MongoDB
3 93 (11.45%) MySQL
4 85 (10.47%) NoSQL
5 47 (5.79%) Big Data
6 45 (5.54%) Hadoop
6 45 (5.54%) Relational Database
7 33 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (2.22%) RDBMS
10 17 (2.09%) Neo4j
11 12 (1.48%) MariaDB
12 11 (1.35%) Apache Hive
13 10 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.74%) CouchDB
14 6 (0.74%) Redis
14 6 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.62%) Blockchain
15 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.62%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 81 (9.98%) Git (software)
2 69 (8.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (8.00%) Subversion
4 64 (7.88%) Visual Studio
5 47 (5.79%) Jenkins
5 47 (5.79%) JUnit
6 33 (4.06%) TeamCity
7 32 (3.94%) Maven
8 28 (3.45%) JIRA
9 24 (2.96%) LabVIEW
10 15 (1.85%) Mercurial
10 15 (1.85%) NUnit
11 14 (1.72%) Cucumber
11 14 (1.72%) Selenium
12 11 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (1.35%) Eclipse
12 11 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (1.23%) Ant
13 10 (1.23%) GoogleTest
13 10 (1.23%) Hudson
General
1 100 (12.32%) Finance
2 54 (6.65%) Telecoms
3 48 (5.91%) Banking
4 45 (5.54%) Marketing
5 38 (4.68%) Electronics
6 29 (3.57%) Retail
7 26 (3.20%) Games
8 23 (2.83%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.23%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.86%) Front Office
11 6 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.74%) Legal
11 6 (0.74%) Military
11 6 (0.74%) Publishing
12 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.49%) Back Office
13 4 (0.49%) Billing
14 3 (0.37%) German Language
14 3 (0.37%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (35.22%) .NET
2 251 (30.91%) HTML
3 174 (21.43%) CSS
4 152 (18.72%) AngularJS
5 122 (15.02%) ASP.NET
6 119 (14.66%) XML
7 116 (14.29%) HTML5
8 106 (13.05%) Spring
9 98 (12.07%) REST
10 93 (11.45%) Web Services
11 88 (10.84%) JSON
12 69 (8.50%) jQuery
13 67 (8.25%) Node.js
14 66 (8.13%) CSS3
15 61 (7.51%) RESTful
16 59 (7.27%) ASP.NET Web API
17 57 (7.02%) Ajax
18 52 (6.40%) .NET Framework
18 52 (6.40%) WCF
19 51 (6.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 212 (26.11%) Computer Science
2 91 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (7.51%) Algorithms
4 36 (4.43%) Fintech
5 34 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
6 33 (4.06%) User Experience
7 31 (3.82%) 3D Printing
8 29 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (3.20%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.85%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.60%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.35%) Social Media
13 9 (1.11%) Credit Risk
13 9 (1.11%) EFT
14 7 (0.86%) Smartcard
15 6 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
15 6 (0.74%) Smart City
16 4 (0.49%) Internet of Things
16 4 (0.49%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 161 (19.83%) Linux
2 147 (18.10%) Windows
3 37 (4.56%) Unix
4 31 (3.82%) Android
5 28 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 22 (2.71%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
9 8 (0.99%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.49%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.49%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.25%) AIX
13 1 (0.12%) CentOS
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 775 (95.44%) Software Engineering
2 332 (40.89%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (19.58%) TDD
4 155 (19.09%) Scrum
5 131 (16.13%) OO
6 128 (15.76%) MVC
7 89 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
7 89 (10.96%) Test Automation
8 87 (10.71%) Web Development
9 85 (10.47%) Mathematics
10 84 (10.34%) Unit Testing
11 76 (9.36%) SDLC
12 73 (8.99%) Physics
13 64 (7.88%) Microservices
14 63 (7.76%) Open Source
15 55 (6.77%) DevOps
15 55 (6.77%) OOP
16 52 (6.40%) ITIL
17 48 (5.91%) Kanban
18 42 (5.17%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 438 (53.94%) Java
2 387 (47.66%) C#
3 311 (38.30%) JavaScript
4 304 (37.44%) C++
5 233 (28.69%) SQL
6 189 (23.28%) Python
7 137 (16.87%) C
8 43 (5.30%) T-SQL
9 41 (5.05%) Scala
9 41 (5.05%) VB.NET
10 38 (4.68%) Ruby
11 36 (4.43%) PHP
12 30 (3.69%) Perl
13 21 (2.59%) VB
14 17 (2.09%) MATLAB
15 14 (1.72%) Groovy
15 14 (1.72%) PowerShell
16 13 (1.60%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.60%) TypeScript
17 12 (1.48%) F#
Qualifications
1 198 (24.38%) Degree
2 66 (8.13%) Security Cleared
3 58 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 46 (5.67%) PhD
5 22 (2.71%) Numerate Degree
6 19 (2.34%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.72%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.12%) MCP
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.33%) QA
2 25 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 23 (2.83%) SEPA
4 5 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.12%) ECSS
5 1 (0.12%) GAMP
5 1 (0.12%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
5 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (6.40%) Docker
2 5 (0.62%) Firmware
3 2 (0.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 23 (2.83%) Opsview
2 14 (1.72%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.23%) Terraform
4 7 (0.86%) Packer
5 5 (0.62%) Ansible
5 5 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.49%) Puppet
7 3 (0.37%) Kibana
7 3 (0.37%) logstash
8 1 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 114 (14.04%) Oracle
2 80 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.94%) Google
4 18 (2.22%) SAP
4 18 (2.22%) Splunk
5 9 (1.11%) DevExpress
6 8 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.74%) Xamarin
8 5 (0.62%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.62%) Sybase
9 4 (0.49%) Alias
9 4 (0.49%) Freescale
9 4 (0.49%) VMware
10 3 (0.37%) Twitter
11 2 (0.25%) ILOG
12 1 (0.12%) Adobe
12 1 (0.12%) Apiary
12 1 (0.12%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.12%) Intel
12 1 (0.12%) Zend