Period
to 24 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

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

Programmer
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 463 355 301
Rank change year-on-year -108 -54 -107
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 1063 1810 2410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.89% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.93% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 932 1629 2173
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,050
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 170390 195237 215143
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.99% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138628 164070 176467
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the UK

Programmer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Programmer in the UK

Programmer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Programmer in the UK

Programmer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 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 -116 1019 £47,500 +5.56% 45
UK excluding London -166 565 £40,000 - 36
London -27 483 £60,000 +9.09% 14
South East -60 190 £45,000 +5.88% 7
East of England -83 137 £47,500 +5.56% 6
North of England -101 109 £40,000 +11.11% 5
Midlands -47 68 £35,000 -6.04% 7
North West -59 65 £40,000 -
West Midlands -42 51 £35,000 - 7
Yorkshire -45 43 £38,500 +10.00% 4
South West -22 34 £42,500 +8.97% 6
Scotland -6 25 £45,000 +12.50% 5
East Midlands -6 17 £40,000 -
Wales -7 2 - -
North East +1 1 £21,000 -21.50% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 383 (36.03%) SQL
2 374 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
3 367 (34.52%) C#
4 304 (28.60%) Java
5 288 (27.09%) .NET
6 257 (24.18%) SQL Server
7 244 (22.95%) JavaScript
8 239 (22.48%) Finance
9 215 (20.23%) HTML
10 214 (20.13%) Software Engineering
11 195 (18.34%) MySQL
12 185 (17.40%) TDD
13 184 (17.31%) MVC
14 181 (17.03%) CSS
15 171 (16.09%) OO
16 164 (15.43%) Degree
17 147 (13.83%) ASP.NET
18 133 (12.51%) C++
19 127 (11.95%) Android
20 126 (11.85%) Mobile App
21 121 (11.38%) Python
22 118 (11.10%) Microsoft
22 118 (11.10%) Apple iOS
23 113 (10.63%) Web Services
24 111 (10.44%) Oracle
25 110 (10.35%) Windows
26 108 (10.16%) Linux
27 103 (9.69%) User Experience
28 101 (9.50%) Unit Testing
28 101 (9.50%) Scrum

Programmer 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 47 (4.42%) Apache
2 24 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 22 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.88%) CMS
4 20 (1.88%) Tomcat
5 19 (1.79%) SAS
6 18 (1.69%) Drupal
7 13 (1.22%) JBoss
7 13 (1.22%) WordPress
8 12 (1.13%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.85%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.66%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.66%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.56%) IIS
11 6 (0.56%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.75%) SPSS
4 6 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.19%) Mathcad
5 2 (0.19%) Simulink
6 1 (0.094%) GIMP
6 1 (0.094%) Maya
6 1 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.94%) Misys Equation
2 8 (0.75%) Movex
3 6 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.38%) Endur
5 4 (0.38%) Magento
5 4 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.19%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.19%) Odoo
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.094%) BASE24
7 1 (0.094%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (3.57%) SaaS
3 28 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.28%) Google Play
7 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.19%) PaaS
8 1 (0.094%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.094%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.094%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.094%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.094%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.094%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.094%) G Suite
8 1 (0.094%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.73%) Internet
2 18 (1.69%) Skype
3 16 (1.51%) HTTP
4 14 (1.32%) SMS
5 12 (1.13%) DNS
6 11 (1.03%) DSL
7 6 (0.56%) iBeacon
7 6 (0.56%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.38%) Broadband
8 4 (0.38%) FTP
9 2 (0.19%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.19%) RS-232
10 1 (0.094%) CDMA
10 1 (0.094%) GSM
10 1 (0.094%) Intranet
10 1 (0.094%) LTE
10 1 (0.094%) Multicast
10 1 (0.094%) SSH
10 1 (0.094%) SSL
10 1 (0.094%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (24.18%) SQL Server
2 195 (18.34%) MySQL
3 80 (7.53%) Relational Database
4 70 (6.59%) NoSQL
5 66 (6.21%) MongoDB
6 48 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 39 (3.67%) Redis
9 36 (3.39%) Hadoop
9 36 (3.39%) Oracle Database
10 31 (2.92%) Big Data
11 27 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (2.26%) RDBMS
13 19 (1.79%) DB2
14 18 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (1.22%) MS Access
16 12 (1.13%) Electronic Patient Records
17 10 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
18 9 (0.85%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 88 (8.28%) Git (software)
2 39 (3.67%) Subversion
3 37 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (3.29%) Gradle
5 32 (3.01%) Maven
6 27 (2.54%) Visual Studio
7 25 (2.35%) Oracle APEX
8 24 (2.26%) Jenkins
9 23 (2.16%) Android Studio
9 23 (2.16%) JUnit
10 20 (1.88%) Eclipse
11 19 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
12 18 (1.69%) Selenium
13 17 (1.60%) Xcode
14 16 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
15 15 (1.41%) gulp
16 14 (1.32%) JIRA
17 13 (1.22%) SpecFlow
17 13 (1.22%) TeamCity
18 12 (1.13%) GoogleTest
General
1 239 (22.48%) Finance
2 101 (9.50%) Banking
3 67 (6.30%) Games
4 45 (4.23%) Retail
5 39 (3.67%) Investment Banking
6 34 (3.20%) Financial Institution
7 27 (2.54%) Billing
7 27 (2.54%) Marketing
8 20 (1.88%) Front Office
8 20 (1.88%) Law
9 17 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.51%) Legal
11 12 (1.13%) Electronics
12 10 (0.94%) Automotive
13 8 (0.75%) Back Office
13 8 (0.75%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.47%) Publishing
15 4 (0.38%) Advertising
16 2 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (27.09%) .NET
2 215 (20.23%) HTML
3 181 (17.03%) CSS
4 147 (13.83%) ASP.NET
5 113 (10.63%) Web Services
6 98 (9.22%) AngularJS
7 92 (8.65%) jQuery
8 84 (7.90%) HTML5
9 79 (7.43%) Spring
10 75 (7.06%) XML
11 73 (6.87%) WCF
12 70 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 68 (6.40%) WPF
14 67 (6.30%) REST
15 62 (5.83%) ASP.NET Web API
16 58 (5.46%) Django
17 57 (5.36%) RESTful
18 55 (5.17%) Hibernate
19 50 (4.70%) .NET Framework
20 43 (4.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 126 (11.85%) Mobile App
2 103 (9.69%) User Experience
3 88 (8.28%) Computer Science
4 79 (7.43%) Greenfield Project
5 75 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
6 73 (6.87%) Fintech
7 59 (5.55%) AS400
8 54 (5.08%) Data Structures
9 47 (4.42%) iSeries
10 40 (3.76%) Equities
10 40 (3.76%) mHealth
11 39 (3.67%) Algorithms
12 38 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 36 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
14 33 (3.10%) Derivative
15 32 (3.01%) Fixed Income
16 25 (2.35%) OTC Derivatives
17 23 (2.16%) Client/Server
18 18 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
18 18 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 127 (11.95%) Android
2 118 (11.10%) Apple iOS
3 110 (10.35%) Windows
4 108 (10.16%) Linux
5 41 (3.86%) Unix
6 20 (1.88%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.41%) CentOS
9 14 (1.32%) Ubuntu
10 13 (1.22%) Windows Phone
11 11 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.94%) Debian
13 9 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.38%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.19%) OS/400
16 1 (0.094%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (20.13%) Software Engineering
3 185 (17.40%) TDD
4 184 (17.31%) MVC
5 171 (16.09%) OO
6 101 (9.50%) Scrum
6 101 (9.50%) Unit Testing
7 94 (8.84%) Android Development
8 85 (8.00%) iOS Development
9 81 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
10 78 (7.34%) Mobile Development
11 63 (5.93%) OOP
12 62 (5.83%) SOA
13 61 (5.74%) Microservices
13 61 (5.74%) SDLC
14 58 (5.46%) Analytics
14 58 (5.46%) Web Development
15 55 (5.17%) Test Automation
16 54 (5.08%) E-Commerce
17 46 (4.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 383 (36.03%) SQL
2 367 (34.52%) C#
3 304 (28.60%) Java
4 244 (22.95%) JavaScript
5 133 (12.51%) C++
6 121 (11.38%) Python
7 80 (7.53%) PHP
8 71 (6.68%) RPG
9 69 (6.49%) Objective-C
10 68 (6.40%) Apple Swift
11 61 (5.74%) PL/SQL
12 53 (4.99%) Scala
13 50 (4.70%) T-SQL
14 49 (4.61%) C
15 47 (4.42%) VB.NET
16 36 (3.39%) VB
17 35 (3.29%) Perl
17 35 (3.29%) RPG IV
18 33 (3.10%) Haskell
19 31 (2.92%) F#
Qualifications
1 164 (15.43%) Degree
2 47 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (0.75%) PhD
4 5 (0.47%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.38%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.28%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.28%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.094%) HND
7 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.48%) QA
2 7 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.47%) HL7
4 4 (0.38%) WCAG
5 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.19%) EMIR
6 2 (0.19%) MiFID
6 2 (0.19%) SLA
7 1 (0.094%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.094%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (1.13%) Docker
2 1 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.56%) Ansible
3 5 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (0.47%) Kibana
3 5 (0.47%) logstash
3 5 (0.47%) Packer
3 5 (0.47%) Terraform
4 3 (0.28%) Puppet
5 2 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 118 (11.10%) Microsoft
2 111 (10.44%) Oracle
3 36 (3.39%) IBM
4 20 (1.88%) Xamarin
5 18 (1.69%) Bloomberg
5 18 (1.69%) Google
6 15 (1.41%) Red Hat
7 13 (1.22%) SAP
8 11 (1.03%) iManage
9 10 (0.94%) Misys
10 9 (0.85%) VMware
11 8 (0.75%) Adobe
11 8 (0.75%) Informatica
11 8 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.66%) Sitecore
12 7 (0.66%) Sun
13 5 (0.47%) Facebook
13 5 (0.47%) FactSet
13 5 (0.47%) JD Edwards
13 5 (0.47%) Sybase
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £60000 - £65000 Per Annum 15% bonus & Tech Ninja fund worth £1K
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £70000 - £85000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £31383.00 - £41373.00 per annum + NHS Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k plus 5% pension, Medical insurance, Health insurance +25 day
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 27-40k 25 days holiday + bank holidays, 6% Pension and much more
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus & stock options
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
University Of Glasgow
Salary: £33,943 - £38,183 per annum excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
PAW Associates
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Scotland
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum, EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sse Plc
Salary: £42,908 - £56,671 (plus excellent benefits and career opportunities)
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Student Loans Company
Salary: From £31,955 to £34,555 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Martin & Conley
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 13 days ago
London
National Theatre
Salary: From £33,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 6 days ago
London
SidTech Limited
Posted: 23 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago