The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 510 549 467
Rank change year-on-year +39 -82  
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 420 434 628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.44% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.46% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 389 426 626
UK median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +11.76%  
10th Percentile £26,000 £28,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £80,625 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual 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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in the UK

Developer/Software Engineer
Top 10 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 29 June 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 +22 386 £43,500 -8.42% 46
UK excluding London +61 315 £40,000 - 35
London -47 93 £57,750 -3.75% 12
South East +49 86 £45,000 - 13
East of England +20 84 £39,000 -13.33% 10
North of England -39 45 £40,000 +14.69% 4
South West +20 43 £32,500 -27.77% 5
Midlands +31 37 £43,500 +8.75% 2
Scotland +13 20 £40,000 -13.04% 1
Wales +5 2 £31,350 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 785 (94.58%) Software Engineering
2 460 (55.42%) Java
3 395 (47.59%) C#
4 351 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
5 304 (36.63%) JavaScript
6 296 (35.66%) C++
7 285 (34.34%) .NET
8 277 (33.37%) HTML
9 210 (25.30%) SQL
10 188 (22.65%) Python
11 185 (22.29%) SQL Server
12 182 (21.93%) CSS
13 181 (21.81%) Scrum
14 168 (20.24%) Computer Science
15 157 (18.92%) TDD
16 146 (17.59%) Degree
17 144 (17.35%) Linux
18 143 (17.23%) AngularJS
19 136 (16.39%) C
20 132 (15.90%) ASP.NET
21 127 (15.30%) MVC
22 122 (14.70%) Windows
22 122 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
23 118 (14.22%) OO
24 117 (14.10%) HTML5
25 116 (13.98%) MongoDB
26 111 (13.37%) Finance
27 109 (13.13%) Security Cleared
28 103 (12.41%) XML
29 101 (12.17%) Web Services

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 56 (6.75%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (4.22%) Apache Spark
3 32 (3.86%) IIS
4 28 (3.37%) Apache
5 27 (3.25%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.93%) JBoss
7 12 (1.45%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.96%) Apache Pig
11 7 (0.84%) nginx
12 6 (0.72%) Drupal
13 5 (0.60%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.60%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.60%) WordPress
14 3 (0.36%) CMS
14 3 (0.36%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.36%) NServiceBus
14 3 (0.36%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) BASE24
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 72 (8.67%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (2.05%) GitHub
3 17 (2.05%) SaaS
4 10 (1.20%) Office 365
5 5 (0.60%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.12%) Force.com
9 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.12%) IaaS
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.41%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.05%) Internet
3 9 (1.08%) HTTP
4 4 (0.48%) Broadband
4 4 (0.48%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.48%) RS-232
5 2 (0.24%) ATM
5 2 (0.24%) Firewall
5 2 (0.24%) RFID
6 1 (0.12%) 802.11
6 1 (0.12%) 802.15
6 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.12%) CDMA
6 1 (0.12%) GSM
6 1 (0.12%) MIMO
6 1 (0.12%) SSL
6 1 (0.12%) UMTS
6 1 (0.12%) WAN
6 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (22.29%) SQL Server
2 116 (13.98%) MongoDB
3 89 (10.72%) NoSQL
4 85 (10.24%) MySQL
5 67 (8.07%) Big Data
6 62 (7.47%) Hadoop
7 37 (4.46%) Relational Database
8 22 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (2.41%) Neo4j
10 18 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.93%) Apache Hive
12 14 (1.69%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.57%) MariaDB
14 7 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.72%) Redis
15 6 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 5 (0.60%) HBase
17 4 (0.48%) Blockchain
17 4 (0.48%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 95 (11.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 74 (8.92%) Git (software)
3 70 (8.43%) Jenkins
4 57 (6.87%) Subversion
5 55 (6.63%) TeamCity
6 49 (5.90%) Visual Studio
7 41 (4.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 38 (4.58%) JUnit
9 37 (4.46%) Maven
10 32 (3.86%) Selenium
11 30 (3.61%) MSBuild
11 30 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
12 27 (3.25%) JIRA
13 24 (2.89%) Cucumber
14 20 (2.41%) Hudson
14 20 (2.41%) LabVIEW
15 18 (2.17%) Ant
16 15 (1.81%) NUnit
17 13 (1.57%) GoCD
18 12 (1.45%) Protractor
General
1 111 (13.37%) Finance
2 52 (6.27%) Banking
3 40 (4.82%) Retail
4 33 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.73%) Marketing
6 23 (2.77%) Electronics
7 17 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.93%) Games
9 13 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.20%) Front Office
11 8 (0.96%) Military
12 7 (0.84%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.84%) Legal
13 5 (0.60%) Publishing
14 4 (0.48%) Billing
14 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.48%) German Language
15 3 (0.36%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.24%) Advertising
16 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (34.34%) .NET
2 277 (33.37%) HTML
3 182 (21.93%) CSS
4 143 (17.23%) AngularJS
5 132 (15.90%) ASP.NET
6 117 (14.10%) HTML5
7 103 (12.41%) XML
8 101 (12.17%) Web Services
9 79 (9.52%) Spring
10 77 (9.28%) CSS3
11 72 (8.67%) jQuery
12 69 (8.31%) JSON
13 68 (8.19%) RESTful
14 65 (7.83%) REST
15 64 (7.71%) J2EE
16 59 (7.11%) .NET Framework
16 59 (7.11%) Node.js
17 58 (6.99%) ASP.NET MVC
18 55 (6.63%) ASP.NET Web API
19 51 (6.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 168 (20.24%) Computer Science
2 71 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (6.75%) Greenfield Project
4 45 (5.42%) Algorithms
5 34 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
6 33 (3.98%) Mobile App
7 25 (3.01%) Fintech
8 21 (2.53%) User Experience
9 18 (2.17%) 3D Printing
10 17 (2.05%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.57%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.33%) Social Media
13 9 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
15 7 (0.84%) Smart City
16 6 (0.72%) Credit Risk
17 5 (0.60%) iPad
17 5 (0.60%) Semantic Web
18 4 (0.48%) Internet of Things
19 3 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 144 (17.35%) Linux
2 122 (14.70%) Windows
3 26 (3.13%) Android
3 26 (3.13%) Unix
3 26 (3.13%) Windows Server
4 25 (3.01%) Apple iOS
5 22 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (0.96%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.48%) AIX
7 4 (0.48%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.12%) CentOS
9 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 785 (94.58%) Software Engineering
2 351 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (21.81%) Scrum
4 157 (18.92%) TDD
5 127 (15.30%) MVC
6 122 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
7 118 (14.22%) OO
8 94 (11.33%) SDLC
9 92 (11.08%) Test Automation
9 92 (11.08%) Unit Testing
10 88 (10.60%) Open Source
11 82 (9.88%) DevOps
12 70 (8.43%) Web Development
13 56 (6.75%) OOP
14 54 (6.51%) Mathematics
15 51 (6.14%) Microservices
16 50 (6.02%) ITIL
17 44 (5.30%) UML
18 43 (5.18%) Kanban
19 41 (4.94%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 460 (55.42%) Java
2 395 (47.59%) C#
3 304 (36.63%) JavaScript
4 296 (35.66%) C++
5 210 (25.30%) SQL
6 188 (22.65%) Python
7 136 (16.39%) C
8 49 (5.90%) Ruby
9 44 (5.30%) Scala
10 43 (5.18%) PHP
11 32 (3.86%) VB.NET
12 30 (3.61%) T-SQL
13 27 (3.25%) Perl
13 27 (3.25%) PowerShell
14 21 (2.53%) Groovy
15 20 (2.41%) Go
16 14 (1.69%) Bash Shell
17 12 (1.45%) Clojure
18 11 (1.33%) MATLAB
19 10 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 146 (17.59%) Degree
2 109 (13.13%) Security Cleared
3 56 (6.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 39 (4.70%) SC Cleared
5 32 (3.86%) PhD
6 28 (3.37%) DV Cleared
7 19 (2.29%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.12%) MCP
10 1 (0.12%) MCSD
10 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.13%) QA
2 15 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.45%) SEPA
4 5 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) MiFID
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
5 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 59 (7.11%) Docker
2 5 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.60%) Firmware
3 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.24%) Snort
Systems Management
1 21 (2.53%) Terraform
2 19 (2.29%) Ansible
2 19 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.81%) Puppet
4 14 (1.69%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.45%) Opsview
6 5 (0.60%) Packer
7 3 (0.36%) Kibana
7 3 (0.36%) logstash
8 2 (0.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 98 (11.81%) Oracle
2 65 (7.83%) Microsoft
3 34 (4.10%) Google
4 15 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.45%) SAP
5 12 (1.45%) Splunk
6 11 (1.33%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.33%) VMware
7 6 (0.72%) DevExpress
7 6 (0.72%) Xamarin
8 5 (0.60%) Sybase
8 5 (0.60%) Twitter
9 4 (0.48%) Alias
9 4 (0.48%) Freescale
10 2 (0.24%) ILOG
11 1 (0.12%) Adobe
11 1 (0.12%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.12%) Intel
11 1 (0.12%) Talend
11 1 (0.12%) Zend
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 + very generous package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: Unspecified highly flexible depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Empiric
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum £35,000 - £55,000 + benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 50000
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £33,000 to £45,000 per annum benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £70,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Alcester, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + 4 day working week
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochester, Kent
Bluetownonline
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 37,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Career Progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: exceptional bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 + 20% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £DOE + Brilliant Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-55k plus 5% pension, Medical insurance, Health insurance +25 day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits + Qualifications
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £33,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
driverhelpline
Salary: From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bluetownonline
Posted: 5 days ago