Period
to 23 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £95,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 438 451 598
Rank change year-on-year +13 +147 -79
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 759 396 600
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.58% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 707 349 530
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £36,750
25th Percentile £62,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £95,000 £70,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +35.71% +27.27% +10.00%
75th Percentile £126,250 £108,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £133,250 £132,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -21.05% +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 103,149 67,894 138,751
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.25% 95.05% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 73,525 55,394 112,078
10th Percentile £31,986 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 23 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in the UK

Developer/Software Engineer
Top 16 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 23 July 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 +27 740 £95,000 +35.71% 75
London +94 596 £97,500 +8.33% 52
Work from Home -11 294 £95,000 +171.43% 42
UK excluding London -152 146 £37,500 -21.05% 24
East of England +1 56 £35,000 -17.65% 3
South East -140 42 £60,000 +20.00% 10
North of England -58 28 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Midlands -57 17 £30,000 -41.46% 5
North West -14 16 £57,500 +64.29% 1
East Midlands -43 14 £30,000 -31.82% 2
Yorkshire -59 8 £30,750 -31.67% 1
Scotland -53 5 £40,000 -36.00% 1
North East -28 4 £41,250 -8.33% 2
West Midlands -69 3 £52,500 -6.67% 3
South West -74 3 £52,500 +42.56% 1
Wales - 1 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 731 (96.31%) Software Engineering
2 567 (74.70%) Agile Software Development
3 548 (72.20%) AWS
4 517 (68.12%) Finance
5 480 (63.24%) Web Services
6 470 (61.92%) Asset Management
7 451 (59.42%) JavaScript
8 408 (53.75%) Python
9 406 (53.49%) React
10 375 (49.41%) Serverless
11 330 (43.48%) Java
12 260 (34.26%) Investment Management
13 259 (34.12%) SQL
13 259 (34.12%) Hedge funds
14 247 (32.54%) AWS Lambda
15 245 (32.28%) .NET
16 233 (30.70%) Front Office
17 202 (26.61%) Microservices
18 198 (26.09%) GCP
19 189 (24.90%) Amazon EC2
20 179 (23.58%) Material-UI
21 170 (22.40%) Derivative
21 170 (22.40%) TypeScript
22 167 (22.00%) Fixed Income
23 166 (21.87%) AngularJS
24 152 (20.03%) C#
25 147 (19.37%) Amazon S3
26 144 (18.97%) Vue.js
27 138 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 138 (18.18%) Equities

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 76 (10.01%) Apache
2 20 (2.64%) Apache Airflow
3 11 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.66%) Confluence
5 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.53%) CMS
5 4 (0.53%) Drupal
5 4 (0.53%) WordPress
6 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.40%) nginx
7 1 (0.13%) FormScape
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.13%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.40%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.13%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 548 (72.20%) AWS
2 375 (49.41%) Serverless
3 247 (32.54%) AWS Lambda
4 198 (26.09%) GCP
5 189 (24.90%) Amazon EC2
6 147 (19.37%) Amazon S3
7 110 (14.49%) Amazon ECS
8 105 (13.83%) Azure
9 54 (7.11%) Amazon SQS
9 54 (7.11%) AWS Step Functions
10 18 (2.37%) SaaS
11 8 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.79%) Amazon Cognito
12 6 (0.79%) GitHub
13 5 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.53%) AWS CodePipeline
14 4 (0.53%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.53%) npm
14 4 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.13%) 5G
1 1 (0.13%) HTTP
1 1 (0.13%) Internet
1 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (17.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 124 (16.34%) Amazon Aurora
3 86 (11.33%) SQL Server
4 82 (10.80%) MySQL
4 82 (10.80%) Relational Database
5 77 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
6 73 (9.62%) Apache Ignite
7 71 (9.35%) RDBMS
8 68 (8.96%) Amazon Athena
9 56 (7.38%) Amazon RDS
10 20 (2.64%) Big Data
11 17 (2.24%) NoSQL
12 14 (1.84%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.66%) CockroachDB
13 5 (0.66%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.40%) CouchDB
15 3 (0.40%) RavenDB
15 3 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.58%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.32%) JIRA
4 7 (0.92%) GitLab
5 6 (0.79%) JUnit
6 5 (0.66%) Subversion
6 5 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.53%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.53%) webpack
8 3 (0.40%) Appium
8 3 (0.40%) Babel
8 3 (0.40%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.40%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.40%) Maven
8 3 (0.40%) PHPUnit
8 3 (0.40%) Selenium
8 3 (0.40%) TestComplete
8 3 (0.40%) TestNG
8 3 (0.40%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.40%) Zephyr
General
1 517 (68.12%) Finance
2 233 (30.70%) Front Office
3 129 (17.00%) Banking
4 41 (5.40%) Social Skills
5 25 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (3.16%) Retail
7 12 (1.58%) Marketing
7 12 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.45%) Law
9 8 (1.05%) Electronics
9 8 (1.05%) Games
9 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.05%) Public Sector
10 7 (0.92%) Billing
11 6 (0.79%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Advertising
12 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.26%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Legal
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 480 (63.24%) Web Services
2 406 (53.49%) React
3 245 (32.28%) .NET
4 179 (23.58%) Material-UI
5 166 (21.87%) AngularJS
6 144 (18.97%) Vue.js
7 134 (17.65%) React Native
8 104 (13.70%) gRPC
9 103 (13.57%) Node.js
10 75 (9.88%) .NET Core
11 69 (9.09%) ASP.NET
12 61 (8.04%) ASP.NET Web API
13 57 (7.51%) ASP.NET Core
14 45 (5.93%) J2EE
15 34 (4.48%) REST
16 26 (3.43%) .NET Framework
17 25 (3.29%) RESTful
17 25 (3.29%) Spring
18 21 (2.77%) CSS
18 21 (2.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 259 (34.12%) Hedge funds
2 170 (22.40%) Derivative
3 167 (22.00%) Fixed Income
4 138 (18.18%) Equities
4 138 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 104 (13.70%) Pricing Data
6 57 (7.51%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (2.11%) User Experience
8 13 (1.71%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.58%) Market Risk
10 6 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.79%) Social Media
11 5 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.40%) Legacy Applications
13 2 (0.26%) Acoustics
13 2 (0.26%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.26%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.13%) Cloud Native
14 1 (0.13%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.13%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 22 (2.90%) Linux
2 13 (1.71%) Unix
3 5 (0.66%) Android
3 5 (0.66%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.26%) Windows
4 2 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 731 (96.31%) Software Engineering
2 567 (74.70%) Agile Software Development
3 470 (61.92%) Asset Management
4 260 (34.26%) Investment Management
5 202 (26.61%) Microservices
6 128 (16.86%) Progressive Web App
7 126 (16.60%) Web Application Development
8 106 (13.97%) Project Delivery
9 104 (13.70%) Data Management
9 104 (13.70%) Enterprise Data Management
10 79 (10.41%) DevOps
11 74 (9.75%) Fintech
12 62 (8.17%) Artificial Intelligence
13 60 (7.91%) Test Automation
14 52 (6.85%) Scrum
15 51 (6.72%) Migration
16 44 (5.80%) TDD
17 38 (5.01%) Problem-Solving
18 33 (4.35%) SDLC
19 28 (3.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 451 (59.42%) JavaScript
2 408 (53.75%) Python
3 330 (43.48%) Java
4 259 (34.12%) SQL
5 170 (22.40%) TypeScript
6 152 (20.03%) C#
7 89 (11.73%) Scala
8 87 (11.46%) Kotlin
9 79 (10.41%) Clojure
10 48 (6.32%) C++
11 20 (2.64%) Java 8
12 19 (2.50%) Java 11
13 15 (1.98%) PHP
14 11 (1.45%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.32%) Go
16 9 (1.19%) Groovy
16 9 (1.19%) Rust
17 8 (1.05%) C
17 8 (1.05%) Ruby
18 5 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (5.67%) Degree
2 8 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (0.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.40%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.38%) QA
2 2 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 130 (17.13%) Docker
2 6 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 124 (16.34%) Kubernetes
2 97 (12.78%) Terraform
3 12 (1.58%) Grafana
3 12 (1.58%) Prometheus
4 5 (0.66%) Ansible
5 1 (0.13%) Bugsnag
5 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 84 (11.07%) Oracle
2 68 (8.96%) Sybase
3 37 (4.87%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.05%) SAP
5 5 (0.66%) Google
5 5 (0.66%) Xceptor
6 3 (0.40%) IBM
6 3 (0.40%) MuleSoft
6 3 (0.40%) OpenText
7 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.13%) Apple
8 1 (0.13%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.13%) Facebook
8 1 (0.13%) Nintex
8 1 (0.13%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.13%) YouTube