Period
to 14 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 July 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 445 611 508
Rank change year-on-year +166 -103 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 403 590 1,012
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.40% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.42% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 366 580 880
Median annual salary £70,000 £55,000 £49,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% +11.68% +10.67%
10th Percentile £34,500 £36,750 £29,650
90th Percentile £132,500 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 71,770 139,927 171,592
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.85% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57,799 111,663 138,882
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
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 14 July 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 14 July 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 +168 394 £70,000 +23.89% 36
London +162 217 £90,000 +33.33% 21
UK excluding London +113 180 £47,500 +5.56% 15
South East +163 112 £50,000 -2.44% 5
East of England +73 21 £42,500 - 4
Midlands +101 16 £56,250 +25.00%
North of England +78 15 £45,000 - 3
South West +78 13 £36,826 -28.15% 3
East Midlands +68 10 £38,750 -3.13%
Yorkshire +82 8 £45,000 - 2
Work from Home +1 7 £35,000 -41.67% 11
West Midlands +89 6 £62,250 +24.50%
North East +13 5 £45,000 -20.35% 1
Scotland +72 3 £62,500 +4.17%
North West +63 2 £35,000 -22.22%

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 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.

1 387 (96.03%) Software Engineering
2 267 (66.25%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (56.82%) JavaScript
4 197 (48.88%) Finance
5 193 (47.89%) Python
6 182 (45.16%) Java
7 168 (41.69%) AWS
8 167 (41.44%) Web Services
9 153 (37.97%) React
10 148 (36.72%) AngularJS
11 137 (34.00%) Asset Management
12 134 (33.25%) C#
13 124 (30.77%) .NET
14 112 (27.79%) Front Office
15 103 (25.56%) Hedge funds
16 100 (24.81%) Investment Management
17 97 (24.07%) Azure
18 94 (23.33%) Vue.js
18 94 (23.33%) SQL
19 92 (22.83%) Derivative
19 92 (22.83%) Fintech
20 89 (22.08%) Fixed Income
21 88 (21.84%) DevOps
22 85 (21.09%) Docker
23 82 (20.35%) SQL Server
24 76 (18.86%) Microservices
25 72 (17.87%) HTML
26 66 (16.38%) CSS
27 64 (15.88%) Artificial Intelligence
28 61 (15.14%) 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 16 (3.97%) Apache
2 7 (1.74%) IIS
3 4 (0.99%) CMS
3 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.74%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.74%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.25%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) OpenCart
2 2 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 168 (41.69%) AWS
2 97 (24.07%) Azure
3 35 (8.68%) GCP
4 32 (7.94%) Serverless
5 31 (7.69%) OpenShift
6 29 (7.20%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (3.72%) Amazon S3
8 14 (3.47%) Amazon ECS
8 14 (3.47%) Apigee
9 7 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.74%) PaaS
10 6 (1.49%) SaaS
11 4 (0.99%) GitHub
12 1 (0.25%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.25%) Logic Apps
12 1 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (0.74%) HTTP
2 3 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.25%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 49 (12.16%) MySQL
3 23 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (5.21%) NoSQL
5 20 (4.96%) MongoDB
5 20 (4.96%) Redis
6 17 (4.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 14 (3.47%) Amazon Redshift
8 12 (2.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 12 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (2.73%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.25%) Big Data
11 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (8.68%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 29 (7.20%) Cucumber
4 28 (6.95%) JUnit
5 27 (6.70%) Mocha
6 19 (4.71%) RStudio
7 15 (3.72%) Bitbucket
7 15 (3.72%) GitLab
8 14 (3.47%) Artifactory
8 14 (3.47%) JIRA
9 12 (2.98%) SoapUI
10 7 (1.74%) Maven
10 7 (1.74%) Moq
10 7 (1.74%) Selenium
10 7 (1.74%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.49%) MSBuild
11 6 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.24%) NUnit
12 5 (1.24%) Subversion
12 5 (1.24%) WebDriver
General
1 197 (48.88%) Finance
2 112 (27.79%) Front Office
3 61 (15.14%) Banking
4 40 (9.93%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.72%) Aerospace
6 8 (1.99%) Games
7 7 (1.74%) Retail
8 4 (0.99%) Electronics
8 4 (0.99%) Military
9 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.50%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) Marketing
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (41.44%) Web Services
2 153 (37.97%) React
3 148 (36.72%) AngularJS
4 124 (30.77%) .NET
5 94 (23.33%) Vue.js
6 72 (17.87%) HTML
7 66 (16.38%) CSS
8 55 (13.65%) ASP.NET
9 40 (9.93%) HTML5
10 39 (9.68%) .NET Core
11 38 (9.43%) .NET Framework
12 36 (8.93%) Node.js
13 31 (7.69%) RESTful
14 28 (6.95%) CSS3
15 27 (6.70%) Jest
15 27 (6.70%) Swagger
16 17 (4.22%) XML
17 16 (3.97%) REST
18 15 (3.72%) Entity Framework
18 15 (3.72%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 103 (25.56%) Hedge funds
2 92 (22.83%) Derivative
3 89 (22.08%) Fixed Income
4 45 (11.17%) Greenfield Project
5 41 (10.17%) Equities
6 40 (9.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (4.96%) User Experience
9 9 (2.23%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.99%) Acoustics
11 4 (0.99%) Fibre Optics
11 4 (0.99%) Raspberry Pi
12 3 (0.74%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.74%) Digital TV
12 3 (0.74%) IPTV
12 3 (0.74%) Media Streaming
12 3 (0.74%) MPEG
12 3 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.92%) Linux
2 19 (4.71%) Windows
3 2 (0.50%) Android
4 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.25%) Solaris
4 1 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (96.03%) Software Engineering
2 267 (66.25%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (34.00%) Asset Management
4 100 (24.81%) Investment Management
5 92 (22.83%) Fintech
6 88 (21.84%) DevOps
7 76 (18.86%) Microservices
8 64 (15.88%) Artificial Intelligence
9 55 (13.65%) Machine Learning
10 54 (13.40%) Test Automation
11 35 (8.68%) Scrum
12 33 (8.19%) TDD
13 31 (7.69%) MVC
13 31 (7.69%) QA Automation
13 31 (7.69%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 30 (7.44%) SDET
15 29 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (6.20%) Front End Development
17 24 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
18 21 (5.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 229 (56.82%) JavaScript
2 193 (47.89%) Python
3 182 (45.16%) Java
4 134 (33.25%) C#
5 94 (23.33%) SQL
6 40 (9.93%) C++
7 34 (8.44%) Kotlin
8 24 (5.96%) PHP
9 18 (4.47%) F#
9 18 (4.47%) T-SQL
10 12 (2.98%) TypeScript
11 11 (2.73%) C
12 6 (1.49%) Go
12 6 (1.49%) Ruby
13 5 (1.24%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.50%) Java 8
15 2 (0.50%) VB
15 2 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (5.21%) Degree
2 8 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.99%) PhD
4 4 (0.99%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.74%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.18%) QA
2 13 (3.23%) GDPR
3 2 (0.50%) DICOM
4 1 (0.25%) HL7
4 1 (0.25%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 85 (21.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 55 (13.65%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.74%) Terraform
4 2 (0.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 34 (8.44%) Google
2 27 (6.70%) Oracle
3 21 (5.21%) Microsoft
4 6 (1.49%) Xamarin
5 3 (0.74%) Apple
6 1 (0.25%) VMware