The median annual salary for a Development Specialist was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Specialist
UK
Rank 846 924 935
Rank change year-on-year +78 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Development Specialist 14 32 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.031% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.032% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 6 21 19
Median salary £48,750 £53,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.87% +33.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £53,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year -15.88% +44.59%  

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 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
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%  

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 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Development Specialist in the UK

Development Specialist
Top 8 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 26 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 +91 14 £48,750 -8.87% 3
London +76 10 £61,250 +16.66% 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £45,000 -
Leeds - 3 £45,000 -
South East +55 1 £55,000 -15.38%
Reading +40 1 £55,000 +144.44%
Berkshire +33 1 £55,000 +25.71%

Development Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 17 (56.67%) Degree
2 14 (46.67%) Finance
3 13 (43.33%) Law
3 13 (43.33%) Derivative
3 13 (43.33%) C++
3 13 (43.33%) Mathematics
3 13 (43.33%) Software Architecture
4 12 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 11 (36.67%) Cryptocurrency
5 11 (36.67%) Blockchain
6 5 (16.67%) QA
6 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (13.33%) Product Management
7 4 (13.33%) Content Development
7 4 (13.33%) Business Development
7 4 (13.33%) MVC
7 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.33%) C#
7 4 (13.33%) SQL
7 4 (13.33%) .NET
7 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (10.00%) Cisco
8 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (10.00%) ArcSight

Development Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (3.33%) Camtasia
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (6.67%) LAN
1 2 (6.67%) WAN
1 2 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) Blockchain
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Subversion
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (46.67%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) Law
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Advertising
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
1 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) MSMQ
3 1 (3.33%) NHibernate
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.33%) VXML
3 1 (3.33%) WinForms
3 1 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Derivative
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.33%) e-Learning
5 1 (3.33%) Fintech
5 1 (3.33%) Learning Management System
5 1 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (3.33%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Mathematics
1 13 (43.33%) Software Architecture
2 12 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 11 (36.67%) Cryptocurrency
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Business Development
4 4 (13.33%) Content Development
4 4 (13.33%) MVC
4 4 (13.33%) Product Management
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.00%) SIEM
6 2 (6.67%) Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (3.33%) Change Control
7 1 (3.33%) Client Onboarding
7 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Line Management
7 1 (3.33%) Security Operations
7 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) C++
2 4 (13.33%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) Tcl
4 1 (3.33%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) VB6
4 1 (3.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) CEH
2 2 (6.67%) GCIA
2 2 (6.67%) GCIH
2 2 (6.67%) GWAPT
3 1 (3.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) BT
3 2 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe
4 1 (3.33%) Avaya
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
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