Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 499 513 520
Rank change year-on-year +14 +7 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 951 854 1,104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.49% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.51% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 804 816 1,153
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -

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 167,644 168,402 203,675
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 137,716 139,840 170,323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,367
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.44% +3.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in the UK

Developer/Software Engineer
Top 15 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 25 February 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 +31 917 £50,000 +11.11% 119
UK excluding London +11 603 £45,000 +7.14% 92
London +60 339 £60,000 +9.09% 29
East of England +58 224 £43,500 -3.33% 24
South East -2 141 £46,250 -4.64% 23
South West +17 98 £45,000 - 14
Midlands +34 60 £35,000 -17.65% 13
North of England -84 56 £45,000 +18.42% 16
East Midlands +19 32 £29,000 -15.94% 3
Yorkshire -32 30 £45,000 +20.00% 6
West Midlands +17 28 £35,000 -22.22% 10
North West -42 24 £47,500 +5.56% 8
Scotland -29 13 £40,000 - 2
Wales +11 11 £35,000 -33.59%
North East -24 2 £43,750 +16.67% 2

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 882 (92.74%) Software Engineering
2 515 (54.15%) Java
3 466 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
4 399 (41.96%) JavaScript
4 399 (41.96%) C#
5 285 (29.97%) SQL
6 274 (28.81%) .NET
7 237 (24.92%) C++
8 234 (24.61%) TDD
8 234 (24.61%) AngularJS
9 225 (23.66%) HTML
10 223 (23.45%) Python
11 214 (22.50%) Web Services
12 196 (20.61%) SQL Server
13 195 (20.50%) Amazon AWS
14 191 (20.08%) Linux
15 189 (19.87%) CSS
15 189 (19.87%) Degree
16 181 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
17 179 (18.82%) Computer Science
17 179 (18.82%) Scrum
18 178 (18.72%) Microservices
19 177 (18.61%) RESTful
20 157 (16.51%) OO
21 153 (16.09%) ASP.NET
21 153 (16.09%) Spring
22 149 (15.67%) Open Source
23 145 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
24 139 (14.62%) Finance
24 139 (14.62%) DevOps

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 42 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (2.31%) Apache
3 21 (2.21%) Tomcat
4 18 (1.89%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.68%) Confluence
6 12 (1.26%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.95%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.84%) DNN
9 7 (0.74%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.74%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.63%) nginx
11 4 (0.42%) JBoss
11 4 (0.42%) Jetty
11 4 (0.42%) WordPress
12 3 (0.32%) CMS
12 3 (0.32%) IIS
13 2 (0.21%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.21%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.21%) Mule
13 2 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.21%) EPLAN
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 3 (0.32%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.11%) Kondor
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 195 (20.50%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.89%) GitHub
3 37 (3.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 35 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (2.94%) SaaS
6 24 (2.52%) Amazon S3
7 22 (2.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 17 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.16%) Serverless
10 9 (0.95%) Office 365
11 4 (0.42%) npm
12 3 (0.32%) PaaS
13 2 (0.21%) IaaS
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.89%) TCP/IP
2 32 (3.36%) Internet
3 25 (2.63%) ATM
4 23 (2.42%) HTTP
5 7 (0.74%) Broadband
6 5 (0.53%) SMS
7 4 (0.42%) AMQP
7 4 (0.42%) RFID
8 3 (0.32%) Network Security
8 3 (0.32%) Skype
9 2 (0.21%) Profibus
9 2 (0.21%) SSL
9 2 (0.21%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.21%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.11%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.11%) DNS
10 1 (0.11%) Firewall
10 1 (0.11%) SNMP
10 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 74 (7.78%) MySQL
3 67 (7.05%) Relational Database
4 64 (6.73%) MongoDB
5 52 (5.47%) NoSQL
6 48 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
7 45 (4.73%) Big Data
8 23 (2.42%) RDBMS
9 22 (2.31%) Redis
10 15 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.37%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (1.05%) Apache Hive
14 10 (1.05%) GIS
15 7 (0.74%) Blockchain
16 6 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 5 (0.53%) Couchbase
17 5 (0.53%) OLTP
18 4 (0.42%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 126 (13.25%) Git (software)
2 96 (10.09%) Maven
3 74 (7.78%) Jenkins
4 60 (6.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 58 (6.10%) Subversion
6 51 (5.36%) JIRA
7 45 (4.73%) Hudson
8 44 (4.63%) Visual Studio
9 41 (4.31%) TeamCity
10 38 (4.00%) Travis CI
11 32 (3.36%) JUnit
12 29 (3.05%) Selenium
13 26 (2.73%) Cucumber
14 22 (2.31%) Eclipse
15 20 (2.10%) Ant
16 18 (1.89%) WebDriver
17 14 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
17 14 (1.47%) SoapUI
18 13 (1.37%) NUnit
19 12 (1.26%) Mercurial
General
1 139 (14.62%) Finance
2 51 (5.36%) Retail
3 31 (3.26%) Games
4 29 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.94%) Electronics
6 21 (2.21%) Banking
7 14 (1.47%) Marketing
7 14 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.84%) Back Office
10 6 (0.63%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.53%) Advertising
11 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.42%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.32%) Front Office
14 2 (0.21%) Automotive
14 2 (0.21%) Law
14 2 (0.21%) Military
14 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (28.81%) .NET
2 234 (24.61%) AngularJS
3 225 (23.66%) HTML
4 214 (22.50%) Web Services
5 189 (19.87%) CSS
6 177 (18.61%) RESTful
7 153 (16.09%) ASP.NET
7 153 (16.09%) Spring
8 130 (13.67%) React
9 126 (13.25%) XML
10 110 (11.57%) HTML5
11 97 (10.20%) J2EE
12 96 (10.09%) .NET Framework
12 96 (10.09%) REST
13 87 (9.15%) jQuery
14 73 (7.68%) JSON
15 66 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web API
16 61 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC
17 59 (6.20%) Node.js
18 53 (5.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 179 (18.82%) Computer Science
2 68 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (6.41%) Algorithms
4 45 (4.73%) User Experience
5 44 (4.63%) Fintech
6 37 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (2.21%) EFT
8 18 (1.89%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.26%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.26%) Robotics
10 9 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.74%) 3D Printing
11 7 (0.74%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.74%) Internet of Things
12 6 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.63%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.53%) Acoustics
14 4 (0.42%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.42%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 191 (20.08%) Linux
2 91 (9.57%) Windows
3 45 (4.73%) Unix
4 33 (3.47%) Android
4 33 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
6 11 (1.16%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.32%) Robot Operating System
8 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.11%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 882 (92.74%) Software Engineering
2 466 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (24.61%) TDD
4 179 (18.82%) Scrum
5 178 (18.72%) Microservices
6 157 (16.51%) OO
7 149 (15.67%) Open Source
8 145 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
9 139 (14.62%) DevOps
10 138 (14.51%) MVC
11 106 (11.15%) SDLC
11 106 (11.15%) Test Automation
12 93 (9.78%) Mathematics
13 80 (8.41%) Mentoring
14 79 (8.31%) Web Development
15 78 (8.20%) CQRS
16 72 (7.57%) BDD
17 66 (6.94%) Physics
18 65 (6.83%) Machine Learning
18 65 (6.83%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 515 (54.15%) Java
2 399 (41.96%) C#
2 399 (41.96%) JavaScript
3 285 (29.97%) SQL
4 237 (24.92%) C++
5 223 (23.45%) Python
6 108 (11.36%) C
7 60 (6.31%) Scala
8 47 (4.94%) Ruby
9 43 (4.52%) PHP
10 39 (4.10%) T-SQL
11 28 (2.94%) MATLAB
12 22 (2.31%) VB.NET
13 20 (2.10%) F#
14 19 (2.00%) Haskell
14 19 (2.00%) PowerShell
15 17 (1.79%) Go
15 17 (1.79%) Perl
16 16 (1.68%) VB
17 14 (1.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 189 (19.87%) Degree
2 55 (5.78%) PhD
3 45 (4.73%) Security Cleared
4 35 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (3.36%) Sun Certification
6 19 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 17 (1.79%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.95%) HND
9 9 (0.95%) MCSD
10 3 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.21%) HNC
12 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.26%) QA
2 11 (1.16%) PMO
3 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.21%) MiFID
4 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 97 (10.20%) Docker
2 3 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.21%) LXC
4 1 (0.11%) Firmware
4 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (4.10%) Terraform
2 38 (4.00%) Kubernetes
3 11 (1.16%) Ansible
4 9 (0.95%) Puppet
5 8 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.42%) Graphite
6 4 (0.42%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.21%) Rancher
8 1 (0.11%) Grafana
8 1 (0.11%) Mesos
8 1 (0.11%) Packer
8 1 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 120 (12.62%) Google
2 104 (10.94%) Oracle
3 85 (8.94%) Microsoft
4 12 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (0.74%) Apple
6 5 (0.53%) Xamarin
7 4 (0.42%) Aquila
7 4 (0.42%) Facebook
7 4 (0.42%) New Relic
7 4 (0.42%) Perforce
7 4 (0.42%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.42%) SAP
8 3 (0.32%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.32%) Splunk
8 3 (0.32%) Sun
8 3 (0.32%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.32%) Twitter
8 3 (0.32%) Zend
9 2 (0.21%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.21%) Xilinx