Period
to 17 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

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
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 398 499 610
Rank change year-on-year +101 +111 -87
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 632 484 582
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.50% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.53% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 606 438 535
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £50,313 £45,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £70,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.71% +33.33% +10.53%
75th Percentile £112,500 £95,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £132,500 £118,750 £77,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.68% +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 83,668 91,748 139,751
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,821 74,597 112,237
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 17 May 2021.

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 17 May 2021. 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 +107 614 £85,000 +21.43% 104
London +170 487 £95,000 +5.56% 71
Work from Home +54 255 £75,000 +36.36% 69
UK excluding London -61 132 £41,000 -13.68% 33
East of England +44 47 £34,000 -20.00% 7
North of England +2 29 £55,000 +22.22% 9
South East -41 27 £57,500 +15.00% 10
North West +25 18 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Midlands -21 17 £40,000 -5.88% 4
East Midlands -9 11 £30,000 -25.00% 2
South West -46 10 £52,500 +16.67% 3
North East +2 6 £55,000 +22.22% 2
West Midlands -6 6 £41,000 -33.87% 2
Yorkshire -21 5 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Wales +21 4 £45,000 +6.69%
Scotland -19 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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.

1 605 (95.73%) Software Engineering
2 499 (78.96%) Agile Software Development
3 449 (71.04%) Finance
4 393 (62.18%) AWS
5 380 (60.13%) JavaScript
6 355 (56.17%) Web Services
7 339 (53.64%) React
8 337 (53.32%) Asset Management
9 325 (51.42%) Python
10 318 (50.32%) .NET
11 267 (42.25%) Serverless
12 239 (37.82%) Microservices
13 203 (32.12%) C#
14 196 (31.01%) Hedge funds
15 190 (30.06%) Java
16 177 (28.01%) SQL
17 174 (27.53%) GCP
18 172 (27.22%) Front Office
19 168 (26.58%) React Native
19 168 (26.58%) AngularJS
20 165 (26.11%) Investment Management
21 152 (24.05%) Progressive Web App
22 144 (22.78%) Web Application Development
23 132 (20.89%) .NET Core
24 122 (19.30%) AWS Lambda
25 116 (18.35%) Vue.js
26 111 (17.56%) Derivative
27 109 (17.25%) Fixed Income
27 109 (17.25%) Equities
27 109 (17.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 55 (8.70%) Apache
2 44 (6.96%) Apache Spark
3 5 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.63%) CMS
4 4 (0.63%) Tornado
4 4 (0.63%) WordPress
5 3 (0.47%) Confluence
5 3 (0.47%) nginx
6 2 (0.32%) Drupal
6 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.16%) FormScape
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.16%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 393 (62.18%) AWS
2 267 (42.25%) Serverless
3 174 (27.53%) GCP
4 122 (19.30%) AWS Lambda
5 104 (16.46%) Azure
6 102 (16.14%) Amazon EC2
7 88 (13.92%) Amazon ECS
8 38 (6.01%) Amazon S3
9 20 (3.16%) SaaS
10 18 (2.85%) Apigee
11 7 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.63%) npm
12 4 (0.63%) PaaS
13 3 (0.47%) IaaS
14 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.32%) Amazon Cognito
14 2 (0.32%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.32%) GitHub
14 2 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.16%) 5G
1 1 (0.16%) HTTP
1 1 (0.16%) Internet
1 1 (0.16%) SSL
1 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 97 (15.35%) PostgreSQL
3 94 (14.87%) MySQL
4 71 (11.23%) Relational Database
5 68 (10.76%) Amazon Aurora
5 68 (10.76%) RDBMS
6 34 (5.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 34 (5.38%) Apache Ignite
7 24 (3.80%) Big Data
8 20 (3.16%) NoSQL
9 18 (2.85%) Amazon Redshift
9 18 (2.85%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.42%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.79%) CockroachDB
12 4 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.63%) Redis
12 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.47%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 29 (4.59%) Jenkins
2 24 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.64%) GitLab
4 18 (2.85%) Artifactory
5 6 (0.95%) JIRA
5 6 (0.95%) JUnit
5 6 (0.95%) Maven
5 6 (0.95%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.79%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.79%) webpack
7 3 (0.47%) Babel
7 3 (0.47%) Visual Studio Code
8 2 (0.32%) Appium
8 2 (0.32%) CMake
8 2 (0.32%) Mockito
8 2 (0.32%) mountebank
8 2 (0.32%) PhpStorm
8 2 (0.32%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 449 (71.04%) Finance
2 172 (27.22%) Front Office
3 95 (15.03%) Banking
4 36 (5.70%) Social Skills
5 32 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (4.59%) Retail
7 19 (3.01%) Telecoms
8 15 (2.37%) Marketing
9 12 (1.90%) Electronics
9 12 (1.90%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.90%) Public Sector
10 11 (1.74%) Games
10 11 (1.74%) Law
11 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.32%) Automotive
12 2 (0.32%) Legal
13 1 (0.16%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (56.17%) Web Services
2 339 (53.64%) React
3 318 (50.32%) .NET
4 168 (26.58%) AngularJS
4 168 (26.58%) React Native
5 132 (20.89%) .NET Core
6 116 (18.35%) Vue.js
7 91 (14.40%) gRPC
8 88 (13.92%) ASP.NET
9 81 (12.82%) ASP.NET Core
9 81 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
10 53 (8.39%) Kafka
11 45 (7.12%) .NET Framework
12 40 (6.33%) Node.js
13 35 (5.54%) J2EE
14 29 (4.59%) CSS
15 28 (4.43%) REST
16 27 (4.27%) HTML
17 18 (2.85%) OAuth
17 18 (2.85%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 196 (31.01%) Hedge funds
2 111 (17.56%) Derivative
3 109 (17.25%) Equities
3 109 (17.25%) Fixed Income
3 109 (17.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 108 (17.09%) Greenfield Project
5 68 (10.76%) Pricing Data
6 42 (6.65%) Blog
7 23 (3.64%) Social Media
8 14 (2.22%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.90%) User Experience
10 8 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.63%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.63%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.32%) Acoustics
13 2 (0.32%) Podcast
14 1 (0.16%) Animation
14 1 (0.16%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 15 (2.37%) Linux
2 6 (0.95%) Android
2 6 (0.95%) Apple iOS
3 4 (0.63%) Unix
4 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (95.73%) Software Engineering
2 499 (78.96%) Agile Software Development
3 337 (53.32%) Asset Management
4 239 (37.82%) Microservices
5 165 (26.11%) Investment Management
6 152 (24.05%) Progressive Web App
7 144 (22.78%) Web Application Development
8 103 (16.30%) Fintech
9 95 (15.03%) DevOps
10 75 (11.87%) Migration
10 75 (11.87%) Project Delivery
11 69 (10.92%) Data Management
12 68 (10.76%) Enterprise Data Management
13 50 (7.91%) Open Source
14 42 (6.65%) Scrum
15 35 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 32 (5.06%) Artificial Intelligence
16 32 (5.06%) TDD
17 29 (4.59%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (4.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 380 (60.13%) JavaScript
2 325 (51.42%) Python
3 203 (32.12%) C#
4 190 (30.06%) Java
5 177 (28.01%) SQL
6 66 (10.44%) TypeScript
7 50 (7.91%) Scala
8 39 (6.17%) Kotlin
9 36 (5.70%) C++
10 34 (5.38%) Clojure
11 11 (1.74%) Ruby
12 10 (1.58%) Go
13 8 (1.27%) PHP
14 7 (1.11%) Java 8
14 7 (1.11%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.95%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.79%) VB
17 3 (0.47%) R
17 3 (0.47%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (5.54%) Degree
2 15 (2.37%) SC Cleared
2 15 (2.37%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.22%) QA
2 2 (0.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 99 (15.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 54 (8.54%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.27%) Terraform
3 1 (0.16%) Ansible
3 1 (0.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 92 (14.56%) Oracle
2 68 (10.76%) Sybase
3 39 (6.17%) Microsoft
4 26 (4.11%) Google
5 12 (1.90%) SAP
6 9 (1.42%) Xceptor
7 3 (0.47%) MuleSoft
7 3 (0.47%) OpenText
8 2 (0.32%) HubSpot
8 2 (0.32%) IBM
8 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.16%) Apple
9 1 (0.16%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.16%) Facebook
9 1 (0.16%) Nintex
9 1 (0.16%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.16%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.16%) YouTube