The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 May 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 510 555 462
Rank change year-on-year +45 -93  
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 399 423 631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.43% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.45% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 359 383 595
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81958 94956 104515
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.22% 96.40% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 67650 79824 85637
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

Developer/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Developer/Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in the UK

Developer/Software Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 371 £42,500 -15.00% 43
East of England +64 88 £39,500 -16.84% 5
South East +61 86 £42,500 +6.25% 12
London -41 75 £57,500 -11.53% 14
Cambridgeshire +28 46 £39,000 -22.00% 5
Cambridge +22 45 £39,000 -22.00% 4
South West +17 35 £32,500 -18.75% 4
North West -17 32 £40,000 -3.61% 4
Manchester -7 29 £40,000 -3.61% 4
Hampshire +24 21 £37,500 -9.09%
Scotland +24 19 £40,000 +3.22% 4
Yorkshire +3 19 £40,000 +14.28% 1
East Midlands +28 18 £44,750 -0.55%
Hertfordshire +13 18 £40,000 -
Berkshire +32 17 £47,500 +26.66% 5
Edinburgh +15 17 £40,000 - 4
Glasgow +33 14 £40,000 -
West Midlands +27 14 £26,000 -10.34% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 14 £40,000 +6.66%
Milton Keynes - 14 £40,000 -
Somerset -8 13 £32,500 -31.57%
Oxfordshire +13 12 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Borehamwood +3 12 £40,000 +21.21%
Gloucestershire +3 12 £50,000 +11.11%
Nottinghamshire +12 11 £40,000 -11.11%
Nottingham +11 11 £40,000 -11.11%
Norwich - 11 £25,000 -
Norfolk - 11 £25,000 -
Warwickshire +24 10 £25,000 -13.79% 1
North Yorkshire +15 10 £40,000 +23.07% 1

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 767 (93.20%) Software Engineering
2 434 (52.73%) Java
3 381 (46.29%) C#
4 368 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
5 302 (36.70%) HTML
5 302 (36.70%) JavaScript
6 298 (36.21%) .NET
7 276 (33.54%) C++
8 206 (25.03%) SQL
9 205 (24.91%) CSS
10 190 (23.09%) Scrum
11 180 (21.87%) Python
12 167 (20.29%) TDD
13 166 (20.17%) Computer Science
14 165 (20.05%) SQL Server
15 157 (19.08%) ASP.NET
16 155 (18.83%) Degree
17 146 (17.74%) MVC
18 143 (17.38%) AngularJS
19 141 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
20 134 (16.28%) HTML5
21 123 (14.95%) Linux
22 122 (14.82%) Web Services
23 121 (14.70%) OO
24 120 (14.58%) C
25 119 (14.46%) Finance
26 105 (12.76%) Team Foundation Server
27 100 (12.15%) Open Source
27 100 (12.15%) Security Cleared
28 95 (11.54%) NoSQL

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 46 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
2 36 (4.37%) Apache Spark
3 29 (3.52%) IIS
4 25 (3.04%) Tomcat
5 23 (2.79%) Apache
6 16 (1.94%) JBoss
7 13 (1.58%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (1.22%) Apache Pig
10 9 (1.09%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.85%) Drupal
12 6 (0.73%) nginx
13 5 (0.61%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.61%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.61%) WordPress
14 4 (0.49%) CMS
15 3 (0.36%) NServiceBus
16 2 (0.24%) Apache ServiceMix
16 2 (0.24%) Jetty
16 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.82%) SaaS
4 13 (1.58%) GitHub
5 12 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.34%) Office 365
7 5 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.61%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.12%) Force.com
10 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.43%) Internet
2 16 (1.94%) HTTP
3 15 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.49%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.49%) RS-232
4 4 (0.49%) SSL
4 4 (0.49%) Wireless
5 2 (0.24%) ATM
5 2 (0.24%) Broadband
6 1 (0.12%) 802.11
6 1 (0.12%) 802.15
6 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.12%) MIMO
6 1 (0.12%) RFID
6 1 (0.12%) WAN
6 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (20.05%) SQL Server
2 95 (11.54%) NoSQL
3 93 (11.30%) MongoDB
4 73 (8.87%) MySQL
5 67 (8.14%) Big Data
6 58 (7.05%) Hadoop
7 37 (4.50%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (1.94%) Apache Hive
9 16 (1.94%) Neo4j
10 13 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.34%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.09%) MariaDB
12 9 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.85%) Redis
15 5 (0.61%) HBase
16 4 (0.49%) CouchDB
16 4 (0.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 105 (12.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 87 (10.57%) Jenkins
3 82 (9.96%) Git (software)
4 69 (8.38%) TeamCity
5 61 (7.41%) Subversion
6 57 (6.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 46 (5.59%) Visual Studio
8 45 (5.47%) MSBuild
9 42 (5.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 39 (4.74%) Selenium
11 38 (4.62%) Maven
12 35 (4.25%) JIRA
12 35 (4.25%) JUnit
13 27 (3.28%) Cucumber
14 22 (2.67%) Ant
15 21 (2.55%) Hudson
16 18 (2.19%) NUnit
17 17 (2.07%) GoCD
17 17 (2.07%) LabVIEW
18 15 (1.82%) Protractor
General
1 119 (14.46%) Finance
2 53 (6.44%) Banking
3 39 (4.74%) Retail
4 29 (3.52%) Marketing
5 27 (3.28%) Electronics
6 26 (3.16%) Games
7 24 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.58%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.34%) Front Office
10 11 (1.34%) Legal
11 6 (0.73%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.73%) Military
12 5 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.49%) German Language
14 3 (0.36%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.24%) Advertising
15 2 (0.24%) Billing
15 2 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (36.70%) HTML
2 298 (36.21%) .NET
3 205 (24.91%) CSS
4 157 (19.08%) ASP.NET
5 143 (17.38%) AngularJS
6 134 (16.28%) HTML5
7 122 (14.82%) Web Services
8 94 (11.42%) CSS3
9 86 (10.45%) XML
10 81 (9.84%) RESTful
11 77 (9.36%) jQuery
12 74 (8.99%) Spring
13 70 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
14 66 (8.02%) J2EE
15 65 (7.90%) .NET Framework
15 65 (7.90%) REST
16 64 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
16 64 (7.78%) JSON
17 60 (7.29%) Node.js
18 48 (5.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 166 (20.17%) Computer Science
2 71 (8.63%) Greenfield Project
3 56 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.62%) Algorithms
5 34 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (3.40%) Mobile App
7 26 (3.16%) User Experience
8 18 (2.19%) Fintech
9 16 (1.94%) Data Structures
10 14 (1.70%) Embedded Systems
11 11 (1.34%) Social Media
12 10 (1.22%) 3D Printing
13 8 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (0.73%) Internet of Things
14 6 (0.73%) Smart City
15 5 (0.61%) iPad
15 5 (0.61%) VHDL
15 5 (0.61%) Virtual Team
16 4 (0.49%) Mainframe
16 4 (0.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 123 (14.95%) Linux
2 92 (11.18%) Windows
3 23 (2.79%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.43%) Android
4 20 (2.43%) Apple iOS
4 20 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (2.31%) Unix
6 8 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.49%) AIX
7 4 (0.49%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.49%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 767 (93.20%) Software Engineering
2 368 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (23.09%) Scrum
4 167 (20.29%) TDD
5 146 (17.74%) MVC
6 141 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
7 121 (14.70%) OO
8 100 (12.15%) Open Source
9 92 (11.18%) SDLC
10 85 (10.33%) DevOps
11 82 (9.96%) Unit Testing
12 80 (9.72%) Test Automation
13 75 (9.11%) Web Development
14 68 (8.26%) BDD
15 50 (6.08%) OOP
16 46 (5.59%) Mathematics
17 44 (5.35%) UML
18 43 (5.22%) Microservices
19 39 (4.74%) Customer Requirements
19 39 (4.74%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 434 (52.73%) Java
2 381 (46.29%) C#
3 302 (36.70%) JavaScript
4 276 (33.54%) C++
5 206 (25.03%) SQL
6 180 (21.87%) Python
7 120 (14.58%) C
8 54 (6.56%) Ruby
9 52 (6.32%) PHP
10 41 (4.98%) Scala
11 33 (4.01%) Perl
12 29 (3.52%) PowerShell
13 28 (3.40%) VB.NET
14 23 (2.79%) Go
15 21 (2.55%) Groovy
16 17 (2.07%) T-SQL
17 13 (1.58%) Bash Shell
17 13 (1.58%) Clojure
18 12 (1.46%) TypeScript
19 11 (1.34%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 155 (18.83%) Degree
2 100 (12.15%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 29 (3.52%) DV Cleared
5 27 (3.28%) PhD
6 4 (0.49%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.12%) MCP
9 1 (0.12%) MCSD
9 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.67%) QA
2 5 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.24%) SEPA
5 1 (0.12%) MiFID
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (6.32%) Docker
2 6 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.61%) Firmware
4 4 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.24%) Snort
Systems Management
1 22 (2.67%) Ansible
1 22 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
1 22 (2.67%) Terraform
2 18 (2.19%) Puppet
3 13 (1.58%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.36%) Kibana
4 3 (0.36%) logstash
5 2 (0.24%) Grafana
5 2 (0.24%) Graphite
5 2 (0.24%) Nagios
5 2 (0.24%) Opsview
5 2 (0.24%) Packer
Vendors
1 80 (9.72%) Oracle
2 67 (8.14%) Microsoft
3 35 (4.25%) Google
4 16 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.46%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.34%) SAP
7 10 (1.22%) VMware
8 8 (0.97%) Xamarin
9 5 (0.61%) Twitter
10 4 (0.49%) Alias
10 4 (0.49%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.49%) Freescale
11 3 (0.36%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.36%) IBM
11 3 (0.36%) Reuters
11 3 (0.36%) Sybase
12 2 (0.24%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.24%) ILOG
12 2 (0.24%) Splunk
12 2 (0.24%) Talend
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £33,000 to £45,000 per annum benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Bonus & Benefits, £ D.O.E.
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Wight
Bluetownonline
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits, 4 day week
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + equity and bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits!
Posted: 5 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Manifestly Important
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 + very generous package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Agile Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Equity, and other benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ECM Selection
Salary: £negotiable dep. on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits + Qualifications
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Casual, Health
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: up to £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago