Period
to 22 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer/Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 553 504
Rank change year-on-year +16 -49 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 854 907 1202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.48% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.50% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 747 892 1153
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 166897 182928 210949
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133624 153285 174869
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 -17 798 £45,000 - 48
UK excluding London +34 584 £40,000 - 33
London -33 255 £60,000 +4.35% 16
East of England +75 194 £43,500 -3.33% 8
South East +10 138 £45,000 - 13
South West +56 101 £37,000 -22.11% 3
Midlands +79 81 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands +74 45 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands +27 36 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Scotland -6 31 £40,000 -13.04%
North of England -132 30 £42,500 +21.43% 5
North West -41 13 £40,000 -15.79% 2
Yorkshire -78 13 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Wales +26 10 £45,000 - 1
North East -5 4 £35,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 814 (95.32%) Software Engineering
2 450 (52.69%) Java
3 404 (47.31%) C#
4 381 (44.61%) Agile Software Development
5 358 (41.92%) JavaScript
6 292 (34.19%) .NET
7 285 (33.37%) C++
8 271 (31.73%) SQL
9 238 (27.87%) Computer Science
10 236 (27.63%) Degree
10 236 (27.63%) HTML
11 220 (25.76%) SQL Server
12 214 (25.06%) Python
13 191 (22.37%) Linux
14 180 (21.08%) Scrum
15 177 (20.73%) CSS
16 166 (19.44%) TDD
17 162 (18.97%) AngularJS
18 152 (17.80%) OO
19 150 (17.56%) Windows
20 145 (16.98%) XML
21 142 (16.63%) ASP.NET
22 141 (16.51%) Spring
23 138 (16.16%) MVC
24 137 (16.04%) Oracle
25 131 (15.34%) C
26 127 (14.87%) HTML5
27 122 (14.29%) Web Services
28 121 (14.17%) Mathematics
29 119 (13.93%) REST

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 52 (6.09%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (3.51%) Apache
3 25 (2.93%) IIS
4 20 (2.34%) Tomcat
5 19 (2.22%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.94%) JBoss
7 7 (0.82%) CMS
8 6 (0.70%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.59%) DNN
9 5 (0.59%) Kentico
9 5 (0.59%) nginx
9 5 (0.59%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.47%) Confluence
10 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.35%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.35%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.35%) Drupal
11 3 (0.35%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.35%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.23%) EPLAN
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.35%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.23%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.12%) BASE24
4 1 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 81 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (6.09%) GitHub
4 21 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.87%) SaaS
6 15 (1.76%) Serverless
7 8 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.70%) Office 365
10 3 (0.35%) IaaS
11 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.04%) Internet
2 27 (3.16%) ATM
2 27 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.46%) HTTP
4 9 (1.05%) RFID
5 7 (0.82%) Firewall
6 6 (0.70%) Broadband
7 2 (0.23%) AMQP
7 2 (0.23%) Profibus
8 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.12%) CDMA
8 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.12%) GSM
8 1 (0.12%) LTE
8 1 (0.12%) SMS
8 1 (0.12%) SSL
8 1 (0.12%) UMTS
8 1 (0.12%) WAN
8 1 (0.12%) Wireless
8 1 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 97 (11.36%) MongoDB
3 85 (9.95%) MySQL
4 67 (7.85%) NoSQL
5 57 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 49 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (4.57%) Big Data
8 30 (3.51%) Hadoop
9 23 (2.69%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.29%) MariaDB
12 10 (1.17%) Apache Hive
12 10 (1.17%) Neo4j
13 9 (1.05%) Redis
14 8 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.82%) Blockchain
15 7 (0.82%) GIS
15 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.70%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 107 (12.53%) Git (software)
2 74 (8.67%) Subversion
3 65 (7.61%) Visual Studio
4 58 (6.79%) JUnit
5 49 (5.74%) Jenkins
6 41 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (4.68%) Maven
8 37 (4.33%) JIRA
9 33 (3.86%) TeamCity
10 19 (2.22%) Mercurial
11 18 (2.11%) Eclipse
12 17 (1.99%) Cucumber
12 17 (1.99%) LabVIEW
12 17 (1.99%) NUnit
13 14 (1.64%) Hudson
14 12 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.82%) NetBeans
16 6 (0.70%) EasyMock
16 6 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
16 6 (0.70%) Travis CI
General
1 117 (13.70%) Finance
2 62 (7.26%) Retail
3 50 (5.85%) Telecoms
4 48 (5.62%) Banking
5 39 (4.57%) Electronics
6 36 (4.22%) Games
7 34 (3.98%) Marketing
8 14 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.17%) Aerospace
9 10 (1.17%) Back Office
10 9 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.59%) Military
11 5 (0.59%) Publishing
12 4 (0.47%) Billing
13 2 (0.23%) Front Office
13 2 (0.23%) German Language
13 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.23%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.23%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (34.19%) .NET
2 236 (27.63%) HTML
3 177 (20.73%) CSS
4 162 (18.97%) AngularJS
5 145 (16.98%) XML
6 142 (16.63%) ASP.NET
7 141 (16.51%) Spring
8 127 (14.87%) HTML5
9 122 (14.29%) Web Services
10 119 (13.93%) REST
11 96 (11.24%) JSON
12 84 (9.84%) RESTful
13 78 (9.13%) jQuery
14 65 (7.61%) CSS3
15 63 (7.38%) Node.js
16 61 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
17 59 (6.91%) Hibernate
17 59 (6.91%) React
17 59 (6.91%) SOAP
18 58 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 238 (27.87%) Computer Science
2 89 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (9.25%) Algorithms
4 51 (5.97%) Fintech
5 40 (4.68%) User Experience
6 33 (3.86%) 3D Printing
7 27 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (2.69%) EFT
9 20 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
9 20 (2.34%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.52%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.29%) Internet of Things
13 8 (0.94%) Credit Risk
13 8 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.82%) Robotics
14 7 (0.82%) Smartcard
15 6 (0.70%) Client/Server
16 5 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
16 5 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 191 (22.37%) Linux
2 150 (17.56%) Windows
3 51 (5.97%) Unix
4 37 (4.33%) Android
5 33 (3.86%) Apple iOS
6 18 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
7 14 (1.64%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.59%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.59%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.12%) AIX
13 1 (0.12%) CentOS
13 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (95.32%) Software Engineering
2 381 (44.61%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (21.08%) Scrum
4 166 (19.44%) TDD
5 152 (17.80%) OO
6 138 (16.16%) MVC
7 121 (14.17%) Mathematics
8 111 (13.00%) SDLC
9 103 (12.06%) Web Development
10 96 (11.24%) Test Automation
11 93 (10.89%) Microservices
12 91 (10.66%) Physics
13 80 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
14 74 (8.67%) Open Source
15 73 (8.55%) Unit Testing
16 59 (6.91%) Machine Learning
17 57 (6.67%) DevOps
18 49 (5.74%) Mentoring
19 47 (5.50%) BDD
19 47 (5.50%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 450 (52.69%) Java
2 404 (47.31%) C#
3 358 (41.92%) JavaScript
4 285 (33.37%) C++
5 271 (31.73%) SQL
6 214 (25.06%) Python
7 131 (15.34%) C
8 56 (6.56%) Scala
9 53 (6.21%) T-SQL
10 42 (4.92%) VB.NET
11 32 (3.75%) MATLAB
12 29 (3.40%) Perl
13 28 (3.28%) VB
14 26 (3.04%) PHP
15 24 (2.81%) Ruby
16 22 (2.58%) F#
17 15 (1.76%) VB6
18 14 (1.64%) Go
18 14 (1.64%) TypeScript
19 13 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 236 (27.63%) Degree
2 57 (6.67%) PhD
2 57 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 47 (5.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (2.81%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.99%) Numerate Degree
6 14 (1.64%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.59%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.35%) MCSD
10 1 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.86%) QA
2 25 (2.93%) PCI DSS
3 23 (2.69%) SEPA
4 6 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.59%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.12%) ECSS
6 1 (0.12%) GAMP
6 1 (0.12%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.12%) SLA
6 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 59 (6.91%) Docker
2 3 (0.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (2.69%) Opsview
2 15 (1.76%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.41%) Terraform
4 10 (1.17%) Ansible
5 8 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.94%) Puppet
6 5 (0.59%) Packer
7 2 (0.23%) Kibana
7 2 (0.23%) logstash
8 1 (0.12%) Mesos
Vendors
1 137 (16.04%) Oracle
2 71 (8.31%) Microsoft
3 52 (6.09%) Google
4 18 (2.11%) Splunk
5 14 (1.64%) SAP
6 9 (1.05%) DevExpress
7 7 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.70%) Sybase
9 4 (0.47%) Apple
9 4 (0.47%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.35%) VMware
10 3 (0.35%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.23%) Siemens
11 2 (0.23%) Zend
12 1 (0.12%) Adobe
12 1 (0.12%) Alias
12 1 (0.12%) jBASE
12 1 (0.12%) JD Edwards