Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 574 529 569
Rank change year-on-year -45 +40 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 608 876 823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.53% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.55% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 530 763 738
UK median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,533 £26,250
90th Percentile £107,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -

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 134,078 158,754 168,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.03% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,768 127,893 135,219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 -68 562 £65,000 +30.00% 59
London +84 304 £80,000 +28.00% 16
UK excluding London -151 287 £47,500 +5.56% 48
South East -9 86 £50,000 - 11
North of England -27 61 £45,000 +5.88% 8
South West -39 43 £47,500 +5.56% 6
North West +11 36 £45,000 -5.26% 6
East of England -53 35 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Midlands +22 32 £41,250 -17.50% 7
East Midlands +18 19 £40,000 +5.26% 3
West Midlands +23 13 £50,000 -23.08% 4
Northern Ireland +5 13 £80,000 +6.67%
Yorkshire -47 13 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North East +36 12 - -
Wales +8 11 £46,500 +32.86% 1
Scotland +5 8 £57,500 +9.52% 4

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 567 (93.26%) Software Engineering
2 323 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
3 282 (46.38%) Java
4 214 (35.20%) C#
5 212 (34.87%) SQL
6 187 (30.76%) Microservices
7 178 (29.28%) JavaScript
8 175 (28.78%) Finance
9 172 (28.29%) .NET
10 154 (25.33%) AWS
11 144 (23.68%) Python
12 138 (22.70%) SQL Server
13 137 (22.53%) Test Automation
14 124 (20.39%) DevOps
15 118 (19.41%) CSS
16 116 (19.08%) Web Services
17 111 (18.26%) Asset Management
18 110 (18.09%) HTML
19 104 (17.11%) Oracle
20 102 (16.78%) TDD
21 101 (16.61%) Azure
22 96 (15.79%) C++
23 94 (15.46%) J2EE
24 87 (14.31%) Scrum
24 87 (14.31%) AngularJS
25 86 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
25 86 (14.14%) Linux
26 82 (13.49%) Degree
27 76 (12.50%) Git (software)
28 73 (12.01%) MVC

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 34 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (4.28%) Tomcat
3 24 (3.95%) Oracle Workflow
4 16 (2.63%) JBoss
5 15 (2.47%) NServiceBus
6 12 (1.97%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.32%) IIS
7 8 (1.32%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.99%) nginx
9 5 (0.82%) Apache
9 5 (0.82%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.66%) Drupal
11 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.33%) Confluence
13 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 27 (4.44%) Markit EDM
2 24 (3.95%) Front Arena
2 24 (3.95%) thinkFolio
3 6 (0.99%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 154 (25.33%) AWS
2 101 (16.61%) Azure
3 29 (4.77%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (4.28%) GCP
5 24 (3.95%) Amazon S3
6 23 (3.78%) Amazon ECS
7 21 (3.45%) Amazon SQS
8 19 (3.13%) Serverless
9 16 (2.63%) AWS Fargate
10 9 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (1.32%) OpenShift
11 8 (1.32%) SaaS
12 6 (0.99%) Azure Functions
12 6 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.99%) GitHub
12 6 (0.99%) npm
13 5 (0.82%) Datadog
13 5 (0.82%) Yarn
14 4 (0.66%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.48%) HTTP
2 6 (0.99%) Broadband
2 6 (0.99%) Internet
2 6 (0.99%) xDSL
3 4 (0.66%) RS-232
3 4 (0.66%) RS-485
3 4 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.33%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.33%) Firewall
4 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.33%) Wireless
5 1 (0.16%) ATM
5 1 (0.16%) IPv4
5 1 (0.16%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (22.70%) SQL Server
2 68 (11.18%) MySQL
3 66 (10.86%) Relational Database
4 64 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
5 58 (9.54%) Big Data
6 55 (9.05%) NoSQL
7 46 (7.57%) MongoDB
8 42 (6.91%) RDBMS
9 30 (4.93%) Amazon Aurora
10 17 (2.80%) Hadoop
11 13 (2.14%) Redis
12 7 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (0.99%) BigQuery
14 5 (0.82%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.82%) Infinispan
14 5 (0.82%) Neo4j
15 4 (0.66%) GIS
Development Applications
1 76 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 56 (9.21%) Jenkins
3 32 (5.26%) JIRA
4 21 (3.45%) webpack
5 20 (3.29%) Selenium
6 16 (2.63%) NUnit
6 16 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (2.47%) Maven
7 15 (2.47%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.97%) Subversion
9 11 (1.81%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.64%) Ant
10 10 (1.64%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.64%) GitLab
10 10 (1.64%) IBM UrbanCode
11 8 (1.32%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.32%) Bitbucket Server
11 8 (1.32%) JUnit
11 8 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 175 (28.78%) Finance
2 45 (7.40%) Banking
2 45 (7.40%) Front Office
3 41 (6.74%) Games
4 24 (3.95%) Dutch Language
4 24 (3.95%) French Language
4 24 (3.95%) German Language
4 24 (3.95%) Italian Language
4 24 (3.95%) Spanish Language
5 14 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.14%) Marketing
7 9 (1.48%) Retail
8 6 (0.99%) Electronics
9 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.66%) Public Sector
10 3 (0.49%) Legal
10 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (28.29%) .NET
2 118 (19.41%) CSS
3 116 (19.08%) Web Services
4 110 (18.09%) HTML
5 94 (15.46%) J2EE
6 87 (14.31%) AngularJS
7 64 (10.53%) ASP.NET
8 59 (9.70%) React
8 59 (9.70%) REST
9 58 (9.54%) .NET Framework
10 52 (8.55%) XML
11 51 (8.39%) jQuery
11 51 (8.39%) Node.js
12 49 (8.06%) RESTful
13 43 (7.07%) J2SE
14 36 (5.92%) .NET Core
15 34 (5.59%) HTML5
15 34 (5.59%) JSON
16 31 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (5.10%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.39%) Fixed Income
2 46 (7.57%) Algorithms
2 46 (7.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 43 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
4 40 (6.58%) Equities
5 36 (5.92%) Enterprise Software
6 34 (5.59%) User Experience
7 30 (4.93%) Derivative
7 30 (4.93%) Pricing Data
8 24 (3.95%) Hedge funds
9 22 (3.62%) Linux Command Line
10 20 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (2.63%) Virtual Team
12 15 (2.47%) Reference Data
13 14 (2.30%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.48%) Management Information System
14 9 (1.48%) Robotics
14 9 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
15 8 (1.32%) Data Structures
15 8 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 86 (14.14%) Linux
2 52 (8.55%) Windows
3 12 (1.97%) Unix
4 9 (1.48%) Android
4 9 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.33%) CentOS
5 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.33%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 567 (93.26%) Software Engineering
2 323 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (30.76%) Microservices
4 137 (22.53%) Test Automation
5 124 (20.39%) DevOps
6 111 (18.26%) Asset Management
7 102 (16.78%) TDD
8 87 (14.31%) Scrum
9 86 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
10 73 (12.01%) MVC
11 64 (10.53%) Analytics
11 64 (10.53%) Computer Science
12 61 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
13 54 (8.88%) Machine Learning
14 52 (8.55%) OO
15 50 (8.22%) Artificial Intelligence
15 50 (8.22%) BDD
16 39 (6.41%) Data Management
16 39 (6.41%) Unit Testing
16 39 (6.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 282 (46.38%) Java
2 214 (35.20%) C#
3 212 (34.87%) SQL
4 178 (29.28%) JavaScript
5 144 (23.68%) Python
6 96 (15.79%) C++
7 60 (9.87%) R
8 35 (5.76%) PHP
9 33 (5.43%) TypeScript
10 31 (5.10%) C
11 25 (4.11%) Scala
12 22 (3.62%) Go
12 22 (3.62%) Ruby
13 19 (3.13%) T-SQL
14 15 (2.47%) Java 8
15 11 (1.81%) PowerShell
16 10 (1.64%) VB.NET
17 9 (1.48%) Kotlin
18 8 (1.32%) Haskell
19 6 (0.99%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 82 (13.49%) Degree
2 18 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.48%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.99%) CISSP
4 6 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.66%) CISMP
6 3 (0.49%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.33%) CCNA
7 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.33%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.33%) GIAC
7 2 (0.33%) Linux+ Certification
7 2 (0.33%) MCSE
7 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.33%) SANS
7 2 (0.33%) SSCP
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.96%) DICOM
2 14 (2.30%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 72 (11.84%) Docker
2 9 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.99%) Firmware
4 4 (0.66%) Cronacle
5 2 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (6.41%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.63%) Terraform
3 15 (2.47%) Ansible
4 8 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.99%) Puppet
6 5 (0.82%) Control-M
6 5 (0.82%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.82%) Rancher
7 4 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.33%) Nagios
8 2 (0.33%) Salt
9 1 (0.16%) Automic
9 1 (0.16%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.16%) MIIS
Vendors
1 104 (17.11%) Oracle
2 42 (6.91%) Microsoft
3 28 (4.61%) Sybase
4 24 (3.95%) Calypso
4 24 (3.95%) Charles River
4 24 (3.95%) SimCorp
5 23 (3.78%) Google
6 11 (1.81%) Xamarin
7 7 (1.15%) Bloomberg
7 7 (1.15%) Splunk
8 6 (0.99%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.82%) AppDynamics
9 5 (0.82%) CyberArk
9 5 (0.82%) PagerDuty
9 5 (0.82%) Pega
9 5 (0.82%) Zend
10 4 (0.66%) Adobe
10 4 (0.66%) Blue Prism
10 4 (0.66%) SAP
10 4 (0.66%) Tableau