The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 492 517 490
Rank change year-on-year +25 -27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 406 512 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.49% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.51% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 362 473 539
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £60,200
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Developer/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Developer/Software Engineer in the job title.

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 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in the UK

Developer/Software Engineer
Top 30 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 28 March 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 +34 388 £45,000 -10.00% 48
London -36 94 £55,000 -12.00% 9
South East +21 84 £45,000 +12.50% 12
East of England +44 73 £40,000 -15.78% 8
South West +38 58 £42,000 -11.57% 6
Cambridgeshire +37 37 £42,500 -12.37% 6
Cambridge +27 35 £40,000 -17.52% 5
North West -17 31 £42,500 -8.60% 7
Manchester -21 28 £42,500 -8.60% 4
Somerset -1 26 £34,000 -28.42% 2
Berkshire +49 24 £55,000 +41.93%
Yorkshire +31 22 £37,750 +7.85% 3
Hertfordshire +16 21 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Gloucestershire +7 19 £42,500 -29.16% 2
Buckinghamshire +29 18 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Hampshire +18 18 £45,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 17 £40,000 - 2
Scotland +34 16 £40,000 - 1
City of London +28 15 £72,500 +45.00% 2
West Yorkshire +26 15 £37,500 +11.11%
Reading +42 13 £55,000 +15.78%
East Midlands - 13 £40,000 - 1
Glasgow - 12 £40,000 -
Surrey +27 10 £44,250 -11.50% 3
Edinburgh +18 10 £40,000 -33.33%
Borehamwood +9 10 £40,000 +21.21% 1
West Midlands +43 9 £57,500 +130.00% 2
Leeds +16 8 £37,750 +7.85%
Essex +15 7 £24,000 -49.47%
North Yorkshire +12 7 £40,000 +14.28% 2

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 774 (93.14%) Software Engineering
2 421 (50.66%) Java
3 394 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
4 364 (43.80%) C#
5 312 (37.55%) HTML
6 305 (36.70%) JavaScript
7 299 (35.98%) .NET
8 239 (28.76%) C++
9 234 (28.16%) SQL
10 225 (27.08%) CSS
11 177 (21.30%) ASP.NET
12 176 (21.18%) MVC
13 171 (20.58%) Python
14 170 (20.46%) Scrum
15 151 (18.17%) Degree
16 149 (17.93%) Computer Science
17 148 (17.81%) TDD
18 145 (17.45%) SQL Server
19 141 (16.97%) Linux
20 135 (16.25%) Web Services
21 134 (16.13%) AngularJS
22 131 (15.76%) HTML5
22 131 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
23 125 (15.04%) Finance
24 115 (13.84%) SDLC
25 107 (12.88%) OO
26 102 (12.27%) Security Cleared
27 98 (11.79%) Team Foundation Server
27 98 (11.79%) Jenkins
28 95 (11.43%) 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 49 (5.90%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 25 (3.01%) Tomcat
4 24 (2.89%) IIS
5 21 (2.53%) JBoss
5 21 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 20 (2.41%) Apache
6 20 (2.41%) CMS
7 16 (1.93%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.32%) Apache Pig
9 10 (1.20%) Umbraco
10 9 (1.08%) NServiceBus
11 8 (0.96%) WordPress
12 7 (0.84%) Drupal
13 6 (0.72%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.72%) WildFly
14 5 (0.60%) Jetty
14 5 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 41 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.12%) Blender
2 1 (0.12%) MS Office
2 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.77%) GitHub
4 16 (1.93%) Office 365
5 14 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.96%) SaaS
7 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.24%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Force.com
9 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.25%) Internet
2 21 (2.53%) HTTP
3 9 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.84%) SSL
5 5 (0.60%) Wireless
6 4 (0.48%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.36%) Network Security
7 3 (0.36%) RS-232
7 3 (0.36%) RS-485
8 2 (0.24%) ATM
8 2 (0.24%) DNS
8 2 (0.24%) RFID
9 1 (0.12%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (17.45%) SQL Server
2 88 (10.59%) NoSQL
3 67 (8.06%) MongoDB
4 60 (7.22%) Big Data
4 60 (7.22%) MySQL
5 44 (5.29%) Hadoop
6 29 (3.49%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.05%) Redis
8 13 (1.56%) Apache Hive
9 12 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.08%) Neo4j
11 9 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.96%) MariaDB
12 8 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.72%) HBase
15 5 (0.60%) Endeca
15 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 98 (11.79%) Jenkins
1 98 (11.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 85 (10.23%) Git (software)
3 67 (8.06%) TeamCity
4 64 (7.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 54 (6.50%) Maven
6 46 (5.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 42 (5.05%) Subversion
8 41 (4.93%) MSBuild
9 40 (4.81%) JIRA
10 38 (4.57%) Selenium
11 36 (4.33%) Cucumber
12 35 (4.21%) Visual Studio
13 31 (3.73%) JUnit
14 20 (2.41%) Ant
14 20 (2.41%) Hudson
15 17 (2.05%) GoCD
16 16 (1.93%) Protractor
17 14 (1.68%) Appium
17 14 (1.68%) WebDriver
General
1 125 (15.04%) Finance
2 53 (6.38%) Banking
3 35 (4.21%) Retail
4 24 (2.89%) Games
5 23 (2.77%) Electronics
6 17 (2.05%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.68%) Marketing
7 14 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.56%) Legal
9 10 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.08%) Front Office
11 7 (0.84%) German Language
11 7 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.60%) Italian Language
12 5 (0.60%) Publishing
13 4 (0.48%) Automotive
13 4 (0.48%) Military
14 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.24%) Advertising
15 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (37.55%) HTML
2 299 (35.98%) .NET
3 225 (27.08%) CSS
4 177 (21.30%) ASP.NET
5 135 (16.25%) Web Services
6 134 (16.13%) AngularJS
7 131 (15.76%) HTML5
8 91 (10.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 87 (10.47%) RESTful
10 84 (10.11%) CSS3
11 81 (9.75%) .NET Framework
12 79 (9.51%) XML
13 77 (9.27%) Spring
14 75 (9.03%) J2EE
15 74 (8.90%) jQuery
16 58 (6.98%) REST
17 57 (6.86%) ASP.NET Web API
18 50 (6.02%) JSON
19 48 (5.78%) Node.js
20 46 (5.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 149 (17.93%) Computer Science
2 52 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.97%) Algorithms
3 33 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (3.13%) User Experience
5 21 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.29%) Data Structures
7 14 (1.68%) Fintech
8 12 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (1.20%) Internet of Things
10 9 (1.08%) VHDL
11 8 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (0.84%) iPad
13 6 (0.72%) Blog
14 5 (0.60%) PKI
14 5 (0.60%) Smart Home
15 4 (0.48%) BBC
15 4 (0.48%) Device Driver
15 4 (0.48%) Semantic Web
15 4 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 141 (16.97%) Linux
2 79 (9.51%) Windows
3 34 (4.09%) Unix
4 29 (3.49%) Android
4 29 (3.49%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.81%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.48%) AIX
8 4 (0.48%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.12%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 774 (93.14%) Software Engineering
2 394 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (21.18%) MVC
4 170 (20.46%) Scrum
5 148 (17.81%) TDD
6 131 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
7 115 (13.84%) SDLC
8 107 (12.88%) OO
9 95 (11.43%) Open Source
10 89 (10.71%) BDD
11 88 (10.59%) DevOps
12 87 (10.47%) Web Development
13 62 (7.46%) Unit Testing
14 55 (6.62%) OOP
15 52 (6.26%) Multithreading
16 42 (5.05%) Front End Development
17 41 (4.93%) Automated Testing
18 39 (4.69%) E-Commerce
18 39 (4.69%) Mathematics
18 39 (4.69%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 421 (50.66%) Java
2 364 (43.80%) C#
3 305 (36.70%) JavaScript
4 239 (28.76%) C++
5 234 (28.16%) SQL
6 171 (20.58%) Python
7 88 (10.59%) C
8 59 (7.10%) PHP
9 46 (5.54%) Scala
10 45 (5.42%) Ruby
11 36 (4.33%) PowerShell
12 34 (4.09%) Perl
13 23 (2.77%) Go
13 23 (2.77%) T-SQL
14 21 (2.53%) VB.NET
15 19 (2.29%) TypeScript
16 18 (2.17%) Groovy
17 12 (1.44%) Objective-C
18 11 (1.32%) Clojure
19 9 (1.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 151 (18.17%) Degree
2 102 (12.27%) Security Cleared
3 39 (4.69%) DV Cleared
4 29 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 26 (3.13%) PhD
6 4 (0.48%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.36%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.12%) MCSD
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.01%) QA
2 9 (1.08%) SDET
3 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 45 (5.42%) Docker
2 7 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.24%) Firmware
4 2 (0.24%) Snort
Systems Management
1 24 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (2.65%) Ansible
2 22 (2.65%) Puppet
3 20 (2.41%) Terraform
4 8 (0.96%) Grafana
4 8 (0.96%) Graphite
5 3 (0.36%) Packer
6 2 (0.24%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.24%) Nagios
7 1 (0.12%) Kibana
7 1 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 78 (9.39%) Oracle
2 64 (7.70%) Microsoft
3 26 (3.13%) Google
4 17 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.56%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.32%) VMware
7 6 (0.72%) SAP
7 6 (0.72%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.48%) Twitter
9 3 (0.36%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.36%) IBM
9 3 (0.36%) Reuters
10 2 (0.24%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.24%) Sybase
10 2 (0.24%) Talend
10 2 (0.24%) Zend
11 1 (0.12%) Apiary
11 1 (0.12%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.12%) Intel
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £33,000 to £45,000 per annum benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 27-35k 25 days holiday + bank holidays, 6% Pension and much more
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Bonus + 15% Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension +25 days holiday
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum bonus + health + pension + life insu
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k + 25 days holiday + B/Hols + Healthcare + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits and excellent incentiv
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65,000 per annum + 25 days holiday, healthcare and much more
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55,000 per annum +Excellent Benefits including Flexible Working Hours
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum 25 days holiday, free parking, Macbo
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Guanteed Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum 25 days holiday, free parking, Macbo
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 60,000 plsu benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 + 20% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k dep. on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago