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The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £102,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

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
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 533 456 440
Rank change year-on-year -77 -16 +169
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 997 757 395
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.66% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.72% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 758 704 343
10th Percentile £61,250 £35,225 £35,527
25th Percentile £81,250 £64,688 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £102,500 £95,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% +31.03% +26.09%
75th Percentile £125,000 £126,250 £115,000
90th Percentile £135,000 £135,000 £133,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £71,250 £35,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +103.57% -30.00% +8.70%

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 153,832 104,896 58,992
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 91.12% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 83,373 73,990 48,216
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,000 £87,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

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 15 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in the UK

Developer/Software Engineer
Top 14 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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -66 905 £102,500 +7.89% 57
London -85 752 £105,000 +5.00% 38
Work from Home -156 486 £87,500 -10.26% 30
UK excluding London -64 150 £71,250 +103.57% 19
North of England -19 63 £60,000 +100.00% 3
South West +14 38 £52,500 -12.50% 4
North West -40 37 £60,000 +20.00% 2
South East -61 33 £85,000 +41.67% 7
Yorkshire +3 25 - -
East of England -104 10 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Scotland -30 5 - -
Midlands -53 4 £75,000 +42.86% 1
West Midlands -48 2 £75,000 +42.86% 1
North East -14 1 £70,000 +154.55% 1

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, Developer/Software Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 942 (94.48%) Software Engineering
2 772 (77.43%) Agile
3 710 (71.21%) AWS
4 685 (68.71%) Finance
5 599 (60.08%) JavaScript
6 565 (56.67%) React
7 537 (53.86%) Investment Management
8 506 (50.75%) Python
9 488 (48.95%) Java
10 479 (48.04%) Asset Management
11 469 (47.04%) Front Office
12 425 (42.63%) GCP
13 381 (38.21%) Hedge funds
14 380 (38.11%) Azure
15 377 (37.81%) TypeScript
16 341 (34.20%) Equities
17 322 (32.30%) Analytics
18 295 (29.59%) Derivative
19 290 (29.09%) Microservices
20 273 (27.38%) Fixed Income
21 265 (26.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 265 (26.58%) CI/CD
22 236 (23.67%) gRPC
23 190 (19.06%) SQL
23 190 (19.06%) .NET
24 183 (18.36%) DevOps
25 170 (17.05%) C#
26 165 (16.55%) Scrum
27 164 (16.45%) Terraform
28 153 (15.35%) Docker

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
1 107 (10.73%) Apache
2 101 (10.13%) Apache Airflow
3 31 (3.11%) Confluence
4 13 (1.30%) CMS
5 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.10%) DNN
5 1 (0.10%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.10%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.10%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 710 (71.21%) AWS
2 425 (42.63%) GCP
3 380 (38.11%) Azure
4 134 (13.44%) Serverless
5 129 (12.94%) AWS Lambda
6 119 (11.94%) Amazon EC2
7 76 (7.62%) Amazon S3
8 37 (3.71%) Cloud Computing
9 34 (3.41%) Amazon SQS
9 34 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 27 (2.71%) SaaS
11 26 (2.61%) Azure DevOps
12 20 (2.01%) PaaS
13 18 (1.81%) Amazon ECS
14 16 (1.60%) npm
14 16 (1.60%) OpenShift
15 15 (1.50%) Azure Data Factory
16 14 (1.40%) Paddle
16 14 (1.40%) Yarn
17 10 (1.00%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.11%) HTTP
2 15 (1.50%) PPP
3 3 (0.30%) Broadband
4 2 (0.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (10.03%) Apache Ignite
2 98 (9.83%) PostgreSQL
3 66 (6.62%) Amazon Athena
3 66 (6.62%) Relational Database
4 48 (4.81%) MySQL
5 44 (4.41%) DynamoDB
6 39 (3.91%) Redis
7 38 (3.81%) Amazon Aurora
7 38 (3.81%) SQL Server
8 26 (2.61%) NoSQL
9 24 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
10 18 (1.81%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.50%) CockroachDB
11 15 (1.50%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.40%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.20%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 75 (7.52%) Git (software)
2 61 (6.12%) Jenkins
3 57 (5.72%) JIRA
4 34 (3.41%) Cucumber
5 27 (2.71%) Selenium
6 22 (2.21%) WebDriver
7 19 (1.91%) Cypress.io
8 17 (1.71%) Gradle
9 16 (1.60%) JMeter
10 15 (1.50%) Jasmine
10 15 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (1.50%) Snyk
10 15 (1.50%) SonarQube
11 12 (1.20%) Postman
12 10 (1.00%) Tricentis qTest
13 8 (0.80%) GitLab
13 8 (0.80%) JUnit
14 7 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.70%) Maven
14 7 (0.70%) Subversion
General
1 685 (68.71%) Finance
2 469 (47.04%) Front Office
3 74 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (7.02%) Social Skills
5 36 (3.61%) Banking
6 29 (2.91%) Retail
7 25 (2.51%) Games
8 19 (1.91%) Automotive
8 19 (1.91%) Legal
9 18 (1.81%) Marketing
10 16 (1.60%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.30%) Public Sector
12 8 (0.80%) Electronics
13 7 (0.70%) Publishing
14 2 (0.20%) Documentation Skills
15 1 (0.10%) Advertising
15 1 (0.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 1 (0.10%) Local Government
15 1 (0.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 565 (56.67%) React
2 236 (23.67%) gRPC
3 190 (19.06%) .NET
4 136 (13.64%) Protocol Buffers
5 130 (13.04%) .NET Core
6 125 (12.54%) Node.js
7 121 (12.14%) AngularJS
8 110 (11.03%) Kafka
8 110 (11.03%) Pandas
9 105 (10.53%) NumPy
10 104 (10.43%) SciPy
11 97 (9.73%) GraphQL
12 79 (7.92%) REST
13 75 (7.52%) Vue.js
14 72 (7.22%) Apache Camel
15 62 (6.22%) HTML
16 60 (6.02%) Spring
17 55 (5.52%) CSS
18 45 (4.51%) ASP.NET
19 40 (4.01%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 381 (38.21%) Hedge funds
2 341 (34.20%) Equities
3 295 (29.59%) Derivative
4 273 (27.38%) Fixed Income
5 265 (26.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 113 (11.33%) Greenfield Project
7 79 (7.92%) Mobile App
8 78 (7.82%) User Experience
9 54 (5.42%) Algorithms
10 48 (4.81%) Cloud Native
10 48 (4.81%) Data Structures
11 36 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
12 28 (2.81%) Cardano
12 28 (2.81%) Legacy Code
12 28 (2.81%) Reference Data
13 26 (2.61%) Exotic Derivative
14 25 (2.51%) Blockchain
15 18 (1.81%) Pricing Data
16 16 (1.60%) Equity Derivative
17 12 (1.20%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 48 (4.81%) Windows
2 46 (4.61%) Linux
3 33 (3.31%) Android
4 9 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.70%) Mac OS
6 6 (0.60%) CoreOS
7 5 (0.50%) Debian
8 1 (0.10%) CentOS
8 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 942 (94.48%) Software Engineering
2 772 (77.43%) Agile
3 537 (53.86%) Investment Management
4 479 (48.04%) Asset Management
5 322 (32.30%) Analytics
6 290 (29.09%) Microservices
7 265 (26.58%) CI/CD
8 183 (18.36%) DevOps
9 165 (16.55%) Scrum
10 148 (14.84%) Data Analytics
11 121 (12.14%) Mentoring
12 120 (12.04%) Test Automation
13 118 (11.84%) TDD
14 108 (10.83%) Full Stack Development
15 104 (10.43%) Front End Development
16 97 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
17 86 (8.63%) Computer Science
18 81 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
19 65 (6.52%) UX Design
20 61 (6.12%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 599 (60.08%) JavaScript
2 506 (50.75%) Python
3 488 (48.95%) Java
4 377 (37.81%) TypeScript
5 190 (19.06%) SQL
6 170 (17.05%) C#
7 82 (8.22%) C++
8 59 (5.92%) Go
9 50 (5.02%) Kotlin
10 41 (4.11%) C
11 35 (3.51%) Haskell
12 29 (2.91%) PowerShell
13 27 (2.71%) Scala
14 21 (2.11%) PHP
15 18 (1.81%) OCaml
15 18 (1.81%) Rust
16 17 (1.71%) Ruby
17 15 (1.50%) ES6
17 15 (1.50%) Groovy
18 13 (1.30%) Bash
Qualifications
1 144 (14.44%) Degree
2 66 (6.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (0.90%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.70%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.30%) SANS
6 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (10.43%) QA
2 47 (4.71%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.10%) GDPR
System Software
1 153 (15.35%) Docker
2 7 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 164 (16.45%) Terraform
2 53 (5.32%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.60%) Ansible
Vendors
1 54 (5.42%) Google
2 37 (3.71%) Microsoft
3 28 (2.81%) Bloomberg
4 24 (2.41%) Xamarin
5 20 (2.01%) Charles River
6 15 (1.50%) Checkmarx
7 14 (1.40%) Syncsort
8 11 (1.10%) Sophos
9 10 (1.00%) Sony
9 10 (1.00%) Splunk
10 7 (0.70%) Facebook
10 7 (0.70%) Instagram
11 3 (0.30%) BT
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle
12 2 (0.20%) Optimizely
13 1 (0.10%) Databricks
13 1 (0.10%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.10%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.10%) Talend
13 1 (0.10%) WSO2