Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 501 551 574
Rank change year-on-year +50 +23 -72
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 995 823 914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.46% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.48% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 835 758 922
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%

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 169,313 170,798 196,495
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.21% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 137,019 139,608 164,995
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018. 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 +94 966 £50,000 +11.11% 91
UK excluding London +30 663 £45,000 +12.50% 76
London +120 326 £62,500 +4.17% 19
East of England +50 226 £45,000 - 16
South East -19 169 £46,500 +3.33% 24
North of England +37 105 £45,000 +12.50% 12
South West -10 96 £45,000 +10.43% 10
Yorkshire +46 57 £45,000 +12.50% 7
North West +2 47 £46,250 +15.63% 4
Midlands -8 47 £50,000 +17.65% 10
West Midlands +14 27 £65,000 +73.33% 7
East Midlands -11 20 £43,000 -3.37% 3
Scotland -43 18 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Wales 0 3 £45,000 +43.54% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £75,000 -
North East -22 1 £50,000 +25.00% 1

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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.

1 901 (90.55%) Software Engineering
2 564 (56.68%) Java
3 547 (54.97%) Agile Software Development
4 412 (41.41%) C#
5 366 (36.78%) JavaScript
6 332 (33.37%) AngularJS
7 280 (28.14%) .NET
8 264 (26.53%) Python
8 264 (26.53%) Amazon AWS
9 259 (26.03%) TDD
10 247 (24.82%) Continuous Integration
11 246 (24.72%) SQL
12 243 (24.42%) C++
13 229 (23.02%) React
14 227 (22.81%) Finance
15 226 (22.71%) Scrum
16 217 (21.81%) HTML
17 202 (20.30%) Microservices
18 201 (20.20%) Web Services
19 196 (19.70%) DevOps
20 192 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
21 187 (18.79%) CSS
22 180 (18.09%) Docker
23 171 (17.19%) SQL Server
24 168 (16.88%) OO
25 158 (15.88%) Test Automation
26 143 (14.37%) Linux
27 139 (13.97%) RESTful
28 137 (13.77%) Computer Science
29 135 (13.57%) Open Source

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 73 (7.34%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (2.61%) Tomcat
3 21 (2.11%) OpenStack
4 19 (1.91%) Apache
5 16 (1.61%) Confluence
6 15 (1.51%) Apache Spark
7 12 (1.21%) Apache Solr
8 11 (1.11%) IIS
8 11 (1.11%) nginx
9 10 (1.01%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.01%) WordPress
10 9 (0.90%) CMS
11 7 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.60%) Jetty
13 5 (0.50%) Mule
14 3 (0.30%) JBoss
14 3 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.30%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.10%) Blender
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Front Arena
1 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
1 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.10%) Kondor
2 1 (0.10%) Ripple
2 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 264 (26.53%) Amazon AWS
2 192 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (7.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 51 (5.13%) Amazon S3
5 48 (4.82%) Amazon EC2
6 44 (4.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 36 (3.62%) GitHub
8 26 (2.61%) SaaS
9 16 (1.61%) PaaS
10 12 (1.21%) Serverless
11 8 (0.80%) FinancialForce
12 7 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.50%) npm
15 3 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.30%) Firebase
16 2 (0.20%) CloudFront
17 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
17 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.41%) HTTP
1 24 (2.41%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.31%) Internet
3 12 (1.21%) AMQP
4 8 (0.80%) SMS
5 4 (0.40%) SSH
6 1 (0.10%) CDMA
6 1 (0.10%) DNS
6 1 (0.10%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.10%) Firewall
6 1 (0.10%) FTP
6 1 (0.10%) GSM
6 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.10%) Intranet
6 1 (0.10%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.10%) LTE
6 1 (0.10%) Skype
6 1 (0.10%) UMTS
6 1 (0.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 78 (7.84%) NoSQL
3 74 (7.44%) Relational Database
4 56 (5.63%) MySQL
5 49 (4.92%) Big Data
6 46 (4.62%) MongoDB
7 37 (3.72%) Redis
8 27 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
9 26 (2.61%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.71%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.01%) Apache Hive
12 10 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (0.70%) Blockchain
13 7 (0.70%) Pentaho
13 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.60%) Amazon QuickSight
Development Applications
1 133 (13.37%) Git (software)
2 127 (12.76%) Jenkins
3 84 (8.44%) Maven
4 78 (7.84%) JIRA
5 68 (6.83%) Selenium
6 55 (5.53%) TeamCity
7 51 (5.13%) Visual Studio
8 49 (4.92%) Vagrant
9 45 (4.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 41 (4.12%) WebDriver
11 40 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 39 (3.92%) JUnit
12 39 (3.92%) SoapUI
12 39 (3.92%) Subversion
13 36 (3.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 36 (3.62%) Cucumber
14 32 (3.22%) SpecFlow
15 25 (2.51%) ReSharper
16 22 (2.21%) Bitbucket
17 19 (1.91%) Gradle
General
1 227 (22.81%) Finance
2 41 (4.12%) Front Office
3 32 (3.22%) Marketing
4 31 (3.12%) Electronics
4 31 (3.12%) Manufacturing
5 27 (2.71%) Retail
6 26 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.11%) Aerospace
7 21 (2.11%) Automotive
7 21 (2.11%) Games
8 11 (1.11%) Law
9 9 (0.90%) Back Office
10 8 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.70%) Banking
11 7 (0.70%) Military
12 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (33.37%) AngularJS
2 280 (28.14%) .NET
3 229 (23.02%) React
4 217 (21.81%) HTML
5 201 (20.20%) Web Services
6 187 (18.79%) CSS
7 139 (13.97%) RESTful
8 131 (13.17%) Spring
9 123 (12.36%) J2EE
10 112 (11.26%) ASP.NET
11 94 (9.45%) HTML5
12 87 (8.74%) XML
13 86 (8.64%) .NET Framework
13 86 (8.64%) REST
14 71 (7.14%) Node.js
15 70 (7.04%) J2SE
15 70 (7.04%) jQuery
16 58 (5.83%) D3.js
17 53 (5.33%) CSS3
17 53 (5.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 137 (13.77%) Computer Science
2 68 (6.83%) Greenfield Project
3 66 (6.63%) Algorithms
4 59 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (5.13%) User Experience
6 42 (4.22%) Hedge funds
7 40 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (3.12%) Fintech
9 29 (2.91%) Mobile App
10 22 (2.21%) Public Cloud
10 22 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (1.91%) Fixed Income
12 16 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (1.41%) Equities
14 9 (0.90%) Blog
14 9 (0.90%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.90%) Derivative
15 8 (0.80%) Wiki
15 8 (0.80%) Xbox
16 7 (0.70%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 143 (14.37%) Linux
2 75 (7.54%) Windows
3 32 (3.22%) Unix
4 24 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 22 (2.21%) Android
6 7 (0.70%) CentOS
7 6 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.40%) Debian
8 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.10%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 901 (90.55%) Software Engineering
2 547 (54.97%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (26.03%) TDD
4 247 (24.82%) Continuous Integration
5 226 (22.71%) Scrum
6 202 (20.30%) Microservices
7 196 (19.70%) DevOps
8 168 (16.88%) OO
9 158 (15.88%) Test Automation
10 135 (13.57%) Open Source
11 113 (11.36%) Continuous Delivery
12 112 (11.26%) Pair Programming
13 110 (11.06%) MVC
14 98 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
15 95 (9.55%) Mathematics
16 93 (9.35%) Mentoring
17 92 (9.25%) Continuous Deployment
18 91 (9.15%) Multithreading
19 84 (8.44%) Front End Development
20 79 (7.94%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 564 (56.68%) Java
2 412 (41.41%) C#
3 366 (36.78%) JavaScript
4 264 (26.53%) Python
5 246 (24.72%) SQL
6 243 (24.42%) C++
7 121 (12.16%) C
8 86 (8.64%) Java 8
9 72 (7.24%) PHP
10 68 (6.83%) Scala
11 64 (6.43%) Ruby
12 44 (4.42%) T-SQL
13 38 (3.82%) R
14 36 (3.62%) PowerShell
15 28 (2.81%) Go
16 20 (2.01%) VB.NET
17 19 (1.91%) TypeScript
18 15 (1.51%) Perl
19 14 (1.41%) Groovy
19 14 (1.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 126 (12.66%) Degree
2 71 (7.14%) PhD
3 39 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 30 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 19 (1.91%) Sun Certification
7 9 (0.90%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.20%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.10%) HNC
10 1 (0.10%) HND
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.62%) QA
2 7 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.40%) GCP
4 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.10%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 180 (18.09%) Docker
2 9 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.20%) HDFS
4 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.20%) LXC
5 1 (0.10%) Firmware
5 1 (0.10%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 96 (9.65%) Terraform
2 67 (6.73%) Kubernetes
3 32 (3.22%) Ansible
4 7 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.30%) HAProxy
5 3 (0.30%) Puppet
5 3 (0.30%) Rancher
6 2 (0.20%) Grafana
7 1 (0.10%) Ambari
7 1 (0.10%) Fluentd
7 1 (0.10%) Graphite
7 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.10%) logstash
7 1 (0.10%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.10%) SCCM
7 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 98 (9.85%) Google
2 54 (5.43%) Oracle
3 52 (5.23%) Microsoft
4 20 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (1.51%) SAP
6 11 (1.11%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.01%) Adobe
8 8 (0.80%) VMware
9 6 (0.60%) Birst
10 5 (0.50%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.50%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.50%) Talend
10 5 (0.50%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.40%) Aquila
12 3 (0.30%) Apple
12 3 (0.30%) New Relic
12 3 (0.30%) Perforce
12 3 (0.30%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.30%) Twitter
13 2 (0.20%) Cloudera