Period
to 25 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 2020.

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
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 340 509 536
Rank change year-on-year +169 +27 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 450 687 821
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.53% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 537 627 771
Median annual salary £90,000 £67,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +28.57% +10.53%
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £136,250 £122,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 52,132 128,964 153,286
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.60% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 43,454 103,194 123,472
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 25 November 2020.

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 25 November 2020. 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 +177 443 £95,000 +40.74% 74
London +196 340 £95,000 +11.76% 51
UK excluding London +93 109 £50,000 - 24
Work from Home +77 109 £75,000 +11.11% 37
South East +141 43 £45,000 -18.18% 5
North of England +126 34 £50,000 -16.67% 8
Yorkshire +104 17 £50,000 -33.33% 2
Midlands +88 15 £50,000 +25.00% 5
North East +24 11 £45,000 - 1
East of England +105 9 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East Midlands +69 8 £50,000 +25.00% 3
West Midlands +89 7 £50,000 - 2
North West +87 6 £57,500 -3.36% 5
Scotland +57 3 £60,000 +9.09%
South West +79 2 £32,500 -31.58% 2
Northern Ireland +12 2 £42,500 -46.88%
Wales +34 1 £42,500 -10.53% 1

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2020, 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.

1 418 (92.89%) Software Engineering
2 327 (72.67%) Python
3 316 (70.22%) Finance
4 313 (69.56%) Agile Software Development
5 311 (69.11%) JavaScript
6 289 (64.22%) Java
7 281 (62.44%) AWS
8 275 (61.11%) Web Services
9 270 (60.00%) Asset Management
10 257 (57.11%) React
11 245 (54.44%) AngularJS
12 214 (47.56%) Front Office
13 211 (46.89%) Hedge funds
14 205 (45.56%) Fixed Income
15 204 (45.33%) Derivative
16 190 (42.22%) Vue.js
17 174 (38.67%) Serverless
18 171 (38.00%) SQL
19 155 (34.44%) Equities
20 154 (34.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 140 (31.11%) Investment Management
22 126 (28.00%) AWS Lambda
23 120 (26.67%) Kotlin
24 114 (25.33%) Amazon EC2
24 114 (25.33%) Amazon S3
25 110 (24.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
26 103 (22.89%) C#
27 100 (22.22%) .NET
28 96 (21.33%) Azure
29 86 (19.11%) Banking

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 45 (10.00%) Apache
2 13 (2.89%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.00%) CMS
4 6 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.33%) Tornado
5 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.22%) IIS
6 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (2.89%) Dynamics AX
1 13 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 281 (62.44%) AWS
2 174 (38.67%) Serverless
3 126 (28.00%) AWS Lambda
4 114 (25.33%) Amazon EC2
4 114 (25.33%) Amazon S3
5 96 (21.33%) Azure
6 75 (16.67%) GCP
7 13 (2.89%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (2.67%) Amazon ECS
8 12 (2.67%) Apigee
9 9 (2.00%) SaaS
9 9 (2.00%) Veeva
10 6 (1.33%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.67%) Datadog
12 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.22%) HTTP
2 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (24.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 42 (9.33%) SQL Server
3 31 (6.89%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (6.67%) Apache Ignite
5 21 (4.67%) MongoDB
6 19 (4.22%) MySQL
7 16 (3.56%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (2.89%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (2.67%) Amazon Redshift
10 10 (2.22%) Big Data
11 9 (2.00%) Redis
12 8 (1.78%) Relational Database
13 6 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.33%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.33%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (9.78%) Jenkins
2 34 (7.56%) Maven
3 29 (6.44%) Git (software)
4 26 (5.78%) Selenium
4 26 (5.78%) WebDriver
5 23 (5.11%) JIRA
6 21 (4.67%) SoapUI
7 16 (3.56%) GitLab
8 12 (2.67%) Artifactory
9 8 (1.78%) Mocha
10 7 (1.56%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.33%) JUnit
11 6 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.11%) CircleCI
12 5 (1.11%) NUnit
12 5 (1.11%) TestNG
12 5 (1.11%) Travis CI
13 4 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.67%) SonarQube
15 2 (0.44%) webpack
General
1 316 (70.22%) Finance
2 214 (47.56%) Front Office
3 86 (19.11%) Banking
4 68 (15.11%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.89%) Retail
6 7 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.33%) Games
8 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.67%) Marketing
9 3 (0.67%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.44%) Automotive
10 2 (0.44%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (61.11%) Web Services
2 257 (57.11%) React
3 245 (54.44%) AngularJS
4 190 (42.22%) Vue.js
5 100 (22.22%) .NET
6 53 (11.78%) Node.js
7 48 (10.67%) React Native
8 31 (6.89%) HTML
9 25 (5.56%) CSS
10 19 (4.22%) Kafka
10 19 (4.22%) Spring
11 18 (4.00%) ASP.NET
12 17 (3.78%) HTML5
12 17 (3.78%) RESTful
12 17 (3.78%) WinForms
13 16 (3.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (3.56%) gRPC
14 13 (2.89%) .NET Framework
14 13 (2.89%) OAuth
15 12 (2.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 211 (46.89%) Hedge funds
2 205 (45.56%) Fixed Income
3 204 (45.33%) Derivative
4 155 (34.44%) Equities
5 154 (34.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 49 (10.89%) Blog
7 39 (8.67%) Greenfield Project
8 36 (8.00%) Credit Derivative
9 18 (4.00%) User Experience
10 16 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (2.22%) Algorithms
12 10 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (2.22%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.78%) Data Structures
14 6 (1.33%) Cloud Native
15 2 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
15 2 (0.44%) Public Cloud
15 2 (0.44%) Social Media
15 2 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.22%) Linux
2 7 (1.56%) Windows
3 6 (1.33%) Android
4 4 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (92.89%) Software Engineering
2 313 (69.56%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (60.00%) Asset Management
4 140 (31.11%) Investment Management
5 70 (15.56%) Fintech
6 64 (14.22%) Microservices
7 54 (12.00%) DevOps
8 49 (10.89%) Test Automation
9 48 (10.67%) Open Source
10 47 (10.44%) Web Application Development
11 46 (10.22%) Progressive Web App
12 36 (8.00%) Portfolio Management
13 35 (7.78%) Computer Science
14 34 (7.56%) SDET
14 34 (7.56%) TDD
15 26 (5.78%) BDD
15 26 (5.78%) Configuration Management
16 25 (5.56%) OO
17 23 (5.11%) API Testing
17 23 (5.11%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 327 (72.67%) Python
2 311 (69.11%) JavaScript
3 289 (64.22%) Java
4 171 (38.00%) SQL
5 120 (26.67%) Kotlin
6 103 (22.89%) C#
7 75 (16.67%) TypeScript
8 36 (8.00%) Scala
9 30 (6.67%) Clojure
10 24 (5.33%) C++
11 23 (5.11%) VB.NET
12 18 (4.00%) PHP
12 18 (4.00%) VB
13 8 (1.78%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.56%) Go
15 6 (1.33%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.11%) Perl
16 5 (1.11%) Ruby
16 5 (1.11%) VB6
17 4 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (7.78%) Degree
2 20 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.89%) PhD
4 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.33%) QA
2 4 (0.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 61 (13.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (8.44%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.89%) Terraform
3 3 (0.67%) Grafana
3 3 (0.67%) Prometheus
3 3 (0.67%) Zipkin
4 1 (0.22%) MIIS
4 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (6.00%) Google
2 22 (4.89%) Oracle
3 12 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (2.44%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.00%) SAP
5 9 (2.00%) Siebel
6 4 (0.89%) Bloomberg
6 4 (0.89%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.67%) PagerDuty
7 3 (0.67%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.44%) Talend
9 1 (0.22%) VMware