Period
to 14 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 507 545 540
Rank change year-on-year +38 -5 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 679 784 915
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.51% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 600 718 783
UK median annual salary £75,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,675 £28,750
90th Percentile £122,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 126,195 152,702 172,606
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.86% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 101,017 122,421 138,835
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +39 632 £75,000 +42.86% 90
London +162 380 £87,500 +34.62% 48
UK excluding London -65 293 £50,000 +5.26% 43
South East -18 92 £50,000 -4.76% 9
South West -11 45 £47,500 - 3
East of England -13 44 £41,250 -8.33% 11
North of England -2 40 £75,000 +76.47% 13
Midlands +21 30 £40,000 +6.67% 6
North West +23 22 £67,000 +48.89% 5
East Midlands +15 20 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Scotland +21 18 £49,250 -17.92%
Northern Ireland +16 13 £80,000 +64.10%
Yorkshire -1 13 £75,000 +76.47% 7
Wales -2 12 £47,500 +35.71% 1
West Midlands +20 10 £50,000 +66.67% 5
North East +13 5 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 659 (97.05%) Software Engineering
2 393 (57.88%) Agile Software Development
3 366 (53.90%) Java
4 293 (43.15%) Finance
5 286 (42.12%) Microservices
6 275 (40.50%) AWS
7 259 (38.14%) SQL
8 239 (35.20%) Web Services
9 220 (32.40%) Asset Management
10 201 (29.60%) C#
11 199 (29.31%) JavaScript
12 190 (27.98%) .NET
13 186 (27.39%) SQL Server
14 183 (26.95%) Python
15 168 (24.74%) J2EE
16 134 (19.73%) DevOps
17 125 (18.41%) AngularJS
18 118 (17.38%) CSS
19 115 (16.94%) R
20 114 (16.79%) Oracle
21 113 (16.64%) Azure
22 112 (16.49%) HTML
23 111 (16.35%) Docker
24 107 (15.76%) Test Automation
25 104 (15.32%) Relational Database
26 102 (15.02%) Fixed Income
26 102 (15.02%) MySQL
27 100 (14.73%) Front Office
28 99 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
29 94 (13.84%) PostgreSQL

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 16 (2.36%) Oracle Workflow
2 15 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (2.21%) JBoss
3 14 (2.06%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.62%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.18%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.03%) Apache
6 7 (1.03%) IIS
7 6 (0.88%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.74%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.59%) Confluence
10 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.15%) nginx
11 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 19 (2.80%) Markit EDM
2 16 (2.36%) Front Arena
2 16 (2.36%) thinkFolio
3 6 (0.88%) PolarLake
4 5 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.44%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 275 (40.50%) AWS
2 113 (16.64%) Azure
3 70 (10.31%) Amazon SQS
4 66 (9.72%) Amazon EC2
5 62 (9.13%) Amazon S3
6 60 (8.84%) Amazon ECS
7 41 (6.04%) GCP
8 36 (5.30%) Serverless
9 35 (5.15%) AWS Lambda
10 34 (5.01%) AWS CloudFormation
11 33 (4.86%) OpenShift
12 28 (4.12%) AWS Fargate
13 17 (2.50%) SaaS
14 11 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (1.62%) PaaS
15 8 (1.18%) GitHub
16 5 (0.74%) Power Platform
17 4 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
17 4 (0.59%) Office 365
17 4 (0.59%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.47%) Wireless
2 9 (1.33%) HTTP
2 9 (1.33%) Internet
3 5 (0.74%) Broadband
3 5 (0.74%) xDSL
4 3 (0.44%) RS-232
4 3 (0.44%) RS-485
5 2 (0.29%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.15%) ATM
6 1 (0.15%) RTP
6 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (27.39%) SQL Server
2 104 (15.32%) Relational Database
3 102 (15.02%) MySQL
4 94 (13.84%) PostgreSQL
5 79 (11.63%) RDBMS
6 76 (11.19%) Big Data
7 68 (10.01%) Amazon Aurora
8 46 (6.77%) MongoDB
9 35 (5.15%) NoSQL
10 34 (5.01%) Amazon Redshift
11 33 (4.86%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (2.36%) Redis
13 14 (2.06%) Hadoop
14 12 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (1.03%) Geospatial Data
16 7 (1.03%) GIS
16 7 (1.03%) Infinispan
16 7 (1.03%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 61 (8.98%) Jenkins
2 58 (8.54%) Git (software)
3 33 (4.86%) Artifactory
4 27 (3.98%) JIRA
5 26 (3.83%) GitLab
6 17 (2.50%) Visual Studio
7 14 (2.06%) JUnit
7 14 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (2.06%) webpack
8 13 (1.91%) Selenium
8 13 (1.91%) TeamCity
9 12 (1.77%) Maven
10 11 (1.62%) Ant
11 10 (1.47%) NUnit
12 9 (1.33%) IBM UrbanCode
13 7 (1.03%) ClearQuest
13 7 (1.03%) CruiseControl
13 7 (1.03%) FishEye
13 7 (1.03%) Gradle
13 7 (1.03%) IntelliJ
General
1 293 (43.15%) Finance
2 100 (14.73%) Front Office
3 87 (12.81%) Banking
4 29 (4.27%) Games
5 21 (3.09%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.36%) Dutch Language
6 16 (2.36%) French Language
6 16 (2.36%) German Language
6 16 (2.36%) Italian Language
6 16 (2.36%) Spanish Language
7 11 (1.62%) Marketing
7 11 (1.62%) Retail
8 10 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.03%) Law
10 6 (0.88%) Online Betting
11 5 (0.74%) Electronics
12 3 (0.44%) Public Sector
12 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (35.20%) Web Services
2 190 (27.98%) .NET
3 168 (24.74%) J2EE
4 125 (18.41%) AngularJS
5 118 (17.38%) CSS
6 112 (16.49%) HTML
7 93 (13.70%) J2SE
8 82 (12.08%) React
9 78 (11.49%) Dropwizard
10 74 (10.90%) gRPC
11 72 (10.60%) ASP.NET
12 70 (10.31%) Node.js
13 59 (8.69%) REST
14 57 (8.39%) .NET Framework
15 51 (7.51%) jQuery
16 50 (7.36%) RESTful
17 46 (6.77%) .NET Core
18 45 (6.63%) Spring
19 37 (5.45%) HTML5
20 33 (4.86%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 102 (15.02%) Fixed Income
2 84 (12.37%) Greenfield Project
3 73 (10.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 68 (10.01%) Pricing Data
5 64 (9.43%) Equities
6 38 (5.60%) Derivative
7 36 (5.30%) Hedge funds
8 28 (4.12%) Algorithms
9 27 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (3.98%) Reference Data
10 26 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (3.53%) User Experience
12 16 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
13 14 (2.06%) Cloud Native
14 13 (1.91%) Data Structures
14 13 (1.91%) Social Media
15 12 (1.77%) Virtual Team
16 11 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
17 7 (1.03%) Management Information System
18 5 (0.74%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 52 (7.66%) Linux
2 40 (5.89%) Windows
3 12 (1.77%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.62%) Unix
5 10 (1.47%) Android
6 2 (0.29%) CentOS
6 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.15%) AIX
7 1 (0.15%) Android TV
7 1 (0.15%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.15%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (97.05%) Software Engineering
2 393 (57.88%) Agile Software Development
3 286 (42.12%) Microservices
4 220 (32.40%) Asset Management
5 134 (19.73%) DevOps
6 107 (15.76%) Test Automation
7 99 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
8 80 (11.78%) Scrum
9 79 (11.63%) Analytics
10 75 (11.05%) Data Management
10 75 (11.05%) TDD
11 69 (10.16%) Decision-Making
12 68 (10.01%) Data Analytics
12 68 (10.01%) Enterprise Data Management
12 68 (10.01%) OO
13 67 (9.87%) Machine Learning
14 62 (9.13%) Artificial Intelligence
15 61 (8.98%) MVC
16 58 (8.54%) Computer Science
17 54 (7.95%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 366 (53.90%) Java
2 259 (38.14%) SQL
3 201 (29.60%) C#
4 199 (29.31%) JavaScript
5 183 (26.95%) Python
6 115 (16.94%) R
7 80 (11.78%) C++
8 37 (5.45%) C
9 28 (4.12%) Java 8
9 28 (4.12%) PHP
9 28 (4.12%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.36%) Scala
11 14 (2.06%) VB
12 13 (1.91%) Go
12 13 (1.91%) TypeScript
12 13 (1.91%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.77%) Kotlin
14 9 (1.33%) Ruby
15 8 (1.18%) F#
15 8 (1.18%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 60 (8.84%) Degree
2 24 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.77%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.03%) CISMP
4 7 (1.03%) CISSP
5 6 (0.88%) Postgraduate
6 5 (0.74%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) ISEB
8 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.95%) DICOM
2 10 (1.47%) QA
3 4 (0.59%) GDPR
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 111 (16.35%) Docker
2 7 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.74%) Firmware
4 2 (0.29%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 69 (10.16%) Kubernetes
2 45 (6.63%) Terraform
3 16 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.91%) Ansible
5 10 (1.47%) Puppet
6 4 (0.59%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.59%) Rancher
7 3 (0.44%) Control-M
7 3 (0.44%) Kibana
7 3 (0.44%) MIIS
8 1 (0.15%) Automic
8 1 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.15%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.15%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 114 (16.79%) Oracle
2 69 (10.16%) Microsoft
3 66 (9.72%) Sybase
4 39 (5.74%) Google
5 16 (2.36%) Calypso
5 16 (2.36%) Charles River
5 16 (2.36%) SimCorp
6 7 (1.03%) Adobe
6 7 (1.03%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.03%) Xamarin
7 6 (0.88%) Bloomberg
7 6 (0.88%) Dell
8 5 (0.74%) Pega
9 4 (0.59%) AppDynamics
9 4 (0.59%) CyberArk
9 4 (0.59%) IBM
9 4 (0.59%) PagerDuty
9 4 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.59%) Splunk
9 4 (0.59%) Tableau