Period
to 12 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 514 528 523
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 924 914 1115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.49% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.51% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 792 900 1106
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 172109 179749 206490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 138436 150116 172214
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,473
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -2 878 £47,500 +5.56% 47
UK excluding London +21 605 £45,000 +5.88% 32
London +2 306 £60,000 +9.09% 15
East of England +73 225 £43,500 -3.33% 10
South East -8 137 £46,500 +1.92% 14
South West +40 109 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Midlands +64 72 £35,896 -12.98%
East Midlands +50 43 £29,000 -29.70%
North of England -134 30 £47,500 +30.14% 7
West Midlands +35 29 £45,000 +9.09%
Scotland -17 20 £40,000 -5.88%
Yorkshire -60 18 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Wales +25 13 £35,000 -33.59%
North West -51 10 £47,500 +2.70% 3
North East -11 2 £37,500 +7.53% 2

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 864 (93.51%) Software Engineering
2 489 (52.92%) Java
3 445 (48.16%) Agile Software Development
4 423 (45.78%) C#
5 403 (43.61%) JavaScript
6 306 (33.12%) SQL
7 290 (31.39%) .NET
8 280 (30.30%) C++
9 237 (25.65%) Degree
10 230 (24.89%) HTML
10 230 (24.89%) Python
11 229 (24.78%) Computer Science
12 216 (23.38%) SQL Server
13 212 (22.94%) Linux
14 204 (22.08%) TDD
15 190 (20.56%) AngularJS
16 184 (19.91%) CSS
17 170 (18.40%) Web Services
17 170 (18.40%) Scrum
18 162 (17.53%) OO
19 160 (17.32%) Spring
20 156 (16.88%) ASP.NET
21 149 (16.13%) XML
22 147 (15.91%) MVC
23 143 (15.48%) Windows
24 134 (14.50%) Oracle
24 134 (14.50%) Microservices
25 132 (14.29%) SDLC
26 129 (13.96%) Finance
27 127 (13.74%) RESTful

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 48 (5.19%) Elasticsearch
2 28 (3.03%) Apache
3 18 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 16 (1.73%) IIS
5 14 (1.52%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.08%) Confluence
8 7 (0.76%) DNN
9 6 (0.65%) CMS
9 6 (0.65%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.54%) Kentico
11 4 (0.43%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.43%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.32%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.32%) JBoss
12 3 (0.32%) nginx
13 2 (0.22%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.11%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.22%) EPLAN
2 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 3 (0.32%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.22%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.11%) BASE24
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 125 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (6.28%) GitHub
4 24 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.95%) SaaS
6 16 (1.73%) Serverless
7 12 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.30%) Office 365
8 8 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.32%) IaaS
10 2 (0.22%) npm
11 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.30%) Internet
2 34 (3.68%) ATM
3 32 (3.46%) TCP/IP
4 22 (2.38%) HTTP
5 9 (0.97%) RFID
6 7 (0.76%) Broadband
6 7 (0.76%) Firewall
7 3 (0.32%) Network Security
8 2 (0.22%) AMQP
8 2 (0.22%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.22%) Profibus
8 2 (0.22%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.11%) Modbus
9 1 (0.11%) Skype
9 1 (0.11%) SMS
9 1 (0.11%) SSL
9 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 74 (8.01%) MySQL
3 70 (7.58%) MongoDB
4 69 (7.47%) Relational Database
5 62 (6.71%) PostgreSQL
6 58 (6.28%) NoSQL
7 45 (4.87%) Big Data
8 24 (2.60%) RDBMS
9 18 (1.95%) Hadoop
10 15 (1.62%) Redis
11 14 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (1.19%) Apache Hive
13 11 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (0.97%) GIS
15 8 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (0.76%) OLTP
16 7 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6 (0.65%) Blockchain
18 4 (0.43%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 120 (12.99%) Git (software)
2 70 (7.58%) Subversion
3 66 (7.14%) Maven
4 60 (6.49%) Visual Studio
5 59 (6.39%) Jenkins
6 45 (4.87%) JUnit
7 43 (4.65%) JIRA
8 37 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 36 (3.90%) TeamCity
10 34 (3.68%) Hudson
11 26 (2.81%) Travis CI
12 25 (2.71%) Cucumber
13 24 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (1.95%) NUnit
15 17 (1.84%) Eclipse
15 17 (1.84%) Mercurial
16 14 (1.52%) LabVIEW
17 10 (1.08%) Ant
17 10 (1.08%) gulp
18 7 (0.76%) Grunt
General
1 129 (13.96%) Finance
2 70 (7.58%) Retail
3 46 (4.98%) Games
4 43 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 38 (4.11%) Banking
6 37 (4.00%) Electronics
7 22 (2.38%) Marketing
8 14 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.08%) Back Office
11 8 (0.87%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.43%) Advertising
13 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.32%) Military
13 3 (0.32%) Publishing
14 2 (0.22%) German Language
14 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.22%) Law
15 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (31.39%) .NET
2 230 (24.89%) HTML
3 190 (20.56%) AngularJS
4 184 (19.91%) CSS
5 170 (18.40%) Web Services
6 160 (17.32%) Spring
7 156 (16.88%) ASP.NET
8 149 (16.13%) XML
9 127 (13.74%) RESTful
10 124 (13.42%) REST
11 121 (13.10%) HTML5
12 93 (10.06%) JSON
13 75 (8.12%) .NET Framework
13 75 (8.12%) jQuery
13 75 (8.12%) React
14 66 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 63 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
16 60 (6.49%) J2EE
17 56 (6.06%) CSS3
17 56 (6.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 229 (24.78%) Computer Science
2 82 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (8.12%) Algorithms
4 51 (5.52%) Fintech
5 46 (4.98%) User Experience
6 30 (3.25%) EFT
7 25 (2.71%) 3D Printing
8 24 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.73%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.62%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.41%) Acoustics
13 11 (1.19%) Internet of Things
14 10 (1.08%) Robotics
15 8 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (0.76%) Smartcard
17 6 (0.65%) Client/Server
17 6 (0.65%) Credit Risk
17 6 (0.65%) PKI
18 5 (0.54%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 212 (22.94%) Linux
2 143 (15.48%) Windows
3 56 (6.06%) Unix
4 43 (4.65%) Android
5 37 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 21 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
7 11 (1.19%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.19%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.76%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.32%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.11%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 864 (93.51%) Software Engineering
2 445 (48.16%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (22.08%) TDD
4 170 (18.40%) Scrum
5 162 (17.53%) OO
6 147 (15.91%) MVC
7 134 (14.50%) Microservices
8 132 (14.29%) SDLC
9 122 (13.20%) Mathematics
10 113 (12.23%) Test Automation
11 104 (11.26%) Open Source
12 97 (10.50%) Web Development
13 94 (10.17%) Physics
14 88 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
15 81 (8.77%) DevOps
16 73 (7.90%) Mentoring
17 72 (7.79%) BDD
18 67 (7.25%) Machine Learning
19 64 (6.93%) OOP
20 58 (6.28%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 489 (52.92%) Java
2 423 (45.78%) C#
3 403 (43.61%) JavaScript
4 306 (33.12%) SQL
5 280 (30.30%) C++
6 230 (24.89%) Python
7 118 (12.77%) C
8 61 (6.60%) Scala
9 58 (6.28%) T-SQL
10 35 (3.79%) MATLAB
11 32 (3.46%) VB
11 32 (3.46%) VB.NET
12 29 (3.14%) Perl
13 25 (2.71%) F#
13 25 (2.71%) Ruby
14 23 (2.49%) PHP
15 20 (2.16%) VB6
16 16 (1.73%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.62%) Go
18 14 (1.52%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 237 (25.65%) Degree
2 63 (6.82%) PhD
3 50 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 38 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.97%) MCSD
8 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.87%) Sun Certification
10 7 (0.76%) HND
11 1 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.52%) QA
2 17 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.62%) SEPA
4 11 (1.19%) PMO
5 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.11%) ECSS
6 1 (0.11%) GAMP
6 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.11%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (7.36%) Docker
2 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (1.62%) Opsview
2 13 (1.41%) Terraform
3 11 (1.19%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.08%) Ansible
4 10 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.08%) Puppet
5 3 (0.32%) Graphite
5 3 (0.32%) Packer
6 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.11%) Kibana
6 1 (0.11%) logstash
6 1 (0.11%) Mesos
6 1 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 134 (14.50%) Oracle
2 86 (9.31%) Microsoft
3 84 (9.09%) Google
4 13 (1.41%) Splunk
5 8 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (0.87%) SAP
6 7 (0.76%) Apple
6 7 (0.76%) DevExpress
7 6 (0.65%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.43%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.32%) Facebook
9 3 (0.32%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.32%) Sun
9 3 (0.32%) Sybase
9 3 (0.32%) Twitter
10 2 (0.22%) Siemens
10 2 (0.22%) Zend
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe
11 1 (0.11%) jBASE
11 1 (0.11%) Wind River