Period
to 18 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 344 579 527
Rank change year-on-year +235 -52 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 429 610 892
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.43% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.45% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 419 579 792
Median annual salary £90,000 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% +30.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £30,775
90th Percentile £138,750 £100,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%

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 47,898 135,627 161,147
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.78% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 39,052 107,966 129,893
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £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 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 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 +240 420 £95,000 +46.15% 59
London +214 284 £110,000 +46.67% 38
UK excluding London +187 140 £50,000 +5.26% 21
South East +199 78 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Work from Home +37 33 £95,000 +40.74% 20
North of England +160 27 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire +150 18 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Midlands +120 12 £51,500 +21.18% 2
East of England +116 12 £42,500 +6.25% 6
East Midlands +80 8 £51,500 +28.75% 2
North East +24 8 £45,000 -
South West +97 7 £32,500 -31.58% 3
West Midlands +106 4 £50,000 -
Scotland +102 4 £60,000 +4.35%
North West +99 1 £35,000 -22.22%

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 405 (94.41%) Software Engineering
2 289 (67.37%) Python
3 287 (66.90%) Java
4 281 (65.50%) Agile Software Development
5 280 (65.27%) JavaScript
6 269 (62.70%) Finance
7 248 (57.81%) AWS
8 241 (56.18%) Web Services
9 234 (54.55%) Asset Management
10 201 (46.85%) React
11 196 (45.69%) Hedge funds
12 194 (45.22%) AngularJS
13 190 (44.29%) Front Office
14 183 (42.66%) Fixed Income
15 182 (42.42%) Derivative
16 170 (39.63%) Vue.js
17 169 (39.39%) Investment Management
18 121 (28.21%) SQL
19 116 (27.04%) Equities
20 115 (26.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 110 (25.64%) Fintech
22 103 (24.01%) C#
23 93 (21.68%) Banking
24 87 (20.28%) Docker
25 86 (20.05%) DevOps
26 78 (18.18%) Serverless
27 77 (17.95%) Kotlin
27 77 (17.95%) Investment Banking
28 74 (17.25%) .NET
29 72 (16.78%) Azure

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 22 (5.13%) Apache
2 3 (0.70%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.23%) IIS
3 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 248 (57.81%) AWS
2 78 (18.18%) Serverless
3 72 (16.78%) AWS Lambda
3 72 (16.78%) Azure
4 58 (13.52%) Amazon EC2
4 58 (13.52%) Amazon S3
5 40 (9.32%) GCP
6 31 (7.23%) OpenShift
7 14 (3.26%) Amazon ECS
7 14 (3.26%) Apigee
8 5 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.70%) GitHub
9 3 (0.70%) SaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.23%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 53 (12.35%) SQL Server
3 35 (8.16%) MySQL
4 21 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (4.66%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.26%) Amazon Redshift
7 9 (2.10%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (1.40%) Redis
8 6 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.93%) Apache Ignite
9 4 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.93%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.70%) Big Data
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 38 (8.86%) Jenkins
2 28 (6.53%) JUnit
3 27 (6.29%) Cucumber
3 27 (6.29%) Mocha
4 22 (5.13%) JIRA
4 22 (5.13%) Maven
5 21 (4.90%) Selenium
5 21 (4.90%) SoapUI
5 21 (4.90%) WebDriver
6 20 (4.66%) Git (software)
7 19 (4.43%) RStudio
8 15 (3.50%) GitLab
9 14 (3.26%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.63%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.40%) MSBuild
11 6 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.47%) MSTest
13 2 (0.47%) NUnit
General
1 269 (62.70%) Finance
2 190 (44.29%) Front Office
3 93 (21.68%) Banking
4 77 (17.95%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.63%) Retail
6 4 (0.93%) Marketing
7 3 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.70%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.23%) Back Office
8 1 (0.23%) Electronics
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Military
8 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (56.18%) Web Services
2 201 (46.85%) React
3 194 (45.22%) AngularJS
4 170 (39.63%) Vue.js
5 74 (17.25%) .NET
6 49 (11.42%) Node.js
7 40 (9.32%) ASP.NET
8 35 (8.16%) RESTful
9 33 (7.69%) HTML
10 32 (7.46%) CSS
11 27 (6.29%) Jest
12 24 (5.59%) .NET Core
13 21 (4.90%) .NET Framework
13 21 (4.90%) Swagger
14 19 (4.43%) CSS3
15 18 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (3.96%) HTML5
17 15 (3.50%) OAuth
18 14 (3.26%) gRPC
19 11 (2.56%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 196 (45.69%) Hedge funds
2 183 (42.66%) Fixed Income
3 182 (42.42%) Derivative
4 116 (27.04%) Equities
5 115 (26.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 47 (10.96%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (6.53%) Credit Derivative
8 15 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.17%) Blog
9 5 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.17%) User Experience
10 3 (0.70%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.70%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.47%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.47%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.23%) Acoustics
12 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.23%) Fibre Optics
12 1 (0.23%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.83%) Linux
2 12 (2.80%) Windows
3 6 (1.40%) Android
4 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (94.41%) Software Engineering
2 281 (65.50%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (54.55%) Asset Management
4 169 (39.39%) Investment Management
5 110 (25.64%) Fintech
6 86 (20.05%) DevOps
7 63 (14.69%) Test Automation
8 58 (13.52%) Microservices
9 49 (11.42%) Artificial Intelligence
10 47 (10.96%) Portfolio Management
10 47 (10.96%) SDET
11 43 (10.02%) Machine Learning
12 31 (7.23%) QA Automation
12 31 (7.23%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 28 (6.53%) MVC
13 28 (6.53%) TDD
14 21 (4.90%) API Testing
14 21 (4.90%) BDD
14 21 (4.90%) Configuration Management
14 21 (4.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 289 (67.37%) Python
2 287 (66.90%) Java
3 280 (65.27%) JavaScript
4 121 (28.21%) SQL
5 103 (24.01%) C#
6 77 (17.95%) Kotlin
7 31 (7.23%) TypeScript
8 25 (5.83%) C++
9 15 (3.50%) PHP
10 9 (2.10%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.63%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.40%) F#
12 6 (1.40%) Ruby
12 6 (1.40%) Scala
13 5 (1.17%) Go
13 5 (1.17%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.93%) Clojure
15 3 (0.70%) Java 8
15 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (2.33%) Degree
2 3 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.47%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.23%) PhD
4 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.93%) QA
2 5 (1.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 87 (20.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 57 (13.29%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.93%) Terraform
3 1 (0.23%) MIIS
3 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 34 (7.93%) Google
2 29 (6.76%) Oracle
3 16 (3.73%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.86%) Xamarin
5 2 (0.47%) Apple
5 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.23%) Talend
6 1 (0.23%) VMware