The median annual salary for a Development Specialist was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Development Specialist
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 906 929
Rank change year-on-year +48 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Development Specialist 14 18 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.019% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.019% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 13
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £39,800 £45,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £63,500 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year -0.47% +11.05%  

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Development Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Development Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Development Specialist in the UK

Development Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Development Specialist.

Salary trend for Development Specialist in the UK

Development Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Development Specialist over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Development Specialist in the UK

Development Specialist
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Development Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +48 13 £52,500 - 4
London +23 9 £50,000 -4.76% 1
South East +55 3 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Berkshire +32 3 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Reading +23 2 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Glasgow +16 1 - -
Scotland +14 1 - -
East of England +3 1 £38,000 -34.48%
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £38,000 -
Slough - 1 - - 1

Development Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Development Specialist 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 Development Specialist in the job title.

1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (36.67%) Degree
2 10 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (26.67%) HP
4 7 (23.33%) Retail
5 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (20.00%) Derivative
5 6 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 6 (20.00%) Law
5 6 (20.00%) C++
5 6 (20.00%) Software Architecture
6 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.67%) Cryptocurrency
6 5 (16.67%) Blockchain
6 5 (16.67%) Oracle
6 5 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) ATG
7 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (13.33%) QA
7 4 (13.33%) JIRA
7 4 (13.33%) Selenium
7 4 (13.33%) SQL
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.33%) Cognizant
7 4 (13.33%) Content Development
7 4 (13.33%) TestRail
7 4 (13.33%) Security Operations
7 4 (13.33%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (13.33%) Software Delivery

Development Specialist 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 1 (3.33%) SAS
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (3.33%) RMDS
1 1 (3.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Blockchain
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.33%) KDB
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
1 4 (13.33%) JIRA
1 4 (13.33%) Selenium
1 4 (13.33%) TestRail
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Retail
3 6 (20.00%) Law
4 3 (10.00%) Banking
5 2 (6.67%) Front Office
6 1 (3.33%) Advertising
6 1 (3.33%) Back Office
6 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.33%) Games
6 1 (3.33%) Legal
6 1 (3.33%) Marketing
6 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Node.js
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.33%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Derivative
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (13.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (6.67%) Fintech
4 2 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) Social Media
5 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (20.00%) Software Architecture
2 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (16.67%) Cryptocurrency
3 5 (16.67%) Scrum
3 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Testing
4 4 (13.33%) BDD
4 4 (13.33%) Content Development
4 4 (13.33%) Product Management
4 4 (13.33%) Security Operations
4 4 (13.33%) SIEM
4 4 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 3 (10.00%) MVC
6 2 (6.67%) Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Coaching
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.67%) Low Latency
6 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C++
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) HP
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) ArcSight
3 4 (13.33%) ATG
3 4 (13.33%) Cognizant
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Intel
4 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
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