The median annual salary for a Programmer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Programmer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 340 298
Rank change year-on-year -62 -42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 564 965 1148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.92% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.96% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 473 851 990
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,088
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +4.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.62% -  

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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Programmer in the UK

Programmer
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 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 -75 540 £47,500 +5.55% 82
London -20 217 £61,250 +2.08% 36
South East -9 95 £47,500 +5.55% 13
East of England -26 94 £45,000 - 16
North West +2 47 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Cambridgeshire -22 31 £45,000 - 9
South West +35 30 £45,000 +13.92% 4
West Midlands -35 29 £35,000 - 4
Hertfordshire +7 28 £52,500 +16.66% 5
Cambridge -21 28 £45,000 - 7
Essex +16 27 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +26 24 £45,000 - 5
Berkshire +34 23 £52,500 +12.29% 1
Milton Keynes +27 22 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Yorkshire -7 22 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Surrey +28 21 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Scotland +22 19 £40,000 -15.78% 3
West Yorkshire -4 18 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Manchester -9 18 £45,000 +63.63% 2
West Sussex +4 16 £50,000 -2.43% 3
Birmingham -2 16 £35,000 - 2
Edinburgh +9 13 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Wiltshire +25 12 £45,000 +9.75% 2
City of London +17 12 £50,000 -33.33% 12
Swindon +23 11 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Oxfordshire +12 11 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Lancashire -4 11 £40,000 +14.28%
Cheshire -9 11 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Preston - 11 £40,000 -
Leeds 0 10 £42,500 +21.42% 1

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 429 (35.99%) SQL
2 413 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
3 377 (31.63%) C#
3 377 (31.63%) Java
4 351 (29.45%) JavaScript
5 327 (27.43%) .NET
6 308 (25.84%) HTML
7 272 (22.82%) Finance
8 261 (21.90%) Software Engineering
9 250 (20.97%) CSS
10 249 (20.89%) SQL Server
11 240 (20.13%) Degree
12 222 (18.62%) TDD
13 221 (18.54%) MVC
14 219 (18.37%) ASP.NET
15 197 (16.53%) OO
16 169 (14.18%) Computer Science
17 164 (13.76%) AngularJS
18 153 (12.84%) MySQL
19 147 (12.33%) Microsoft
20 143 (12.00%) Oracle
21 139 (11.66%) Web Services
22 132 (11.07%) Python
23 131 (10.99%) C++
23 131 (10.99%) Scrum
24 129 (10.82%) Linux
25 126 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
26 121 (10.15%) Banking
27 119 (9.98%) HTML5
28 118 (9.90%) ASP.NET MVC

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 44 (3.69%) Apache
2 41 (3.44%) JBoss
3 39 (3.27%) Tomcat
4 29 (2.43%) WebSphere
5 28 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (2.27%) CMS
7 26 (2.18%) CICS
7 26 (2.18%) WebLogic
8 20 (1.68%) Umbraco
9 19 (1.59%) Apache Spark
10 17 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (1.26%) SharePoint
12 14 (1.17%) NServiceBus
13 12 (1.01%) SAS
14 8 (0.67%) IIS
15 7 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.50%) Confluence
16 6 (0.50%) Drupal
16 6 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
16 6 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 65 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.34%) MS Office
3 6 (0.50%) GIMP
3 6 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.42%) InDesign
4 5 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.25%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.17%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.084%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.084%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.42%) Movex
2 5 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle ASCP
3 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.17%) SAP VC
5 1 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.084%) Odoo
5 1 (0.084%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.084%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.084%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 70 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.27%) SaaS
4 6 (0.50%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.50%) GitHub
5 5 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
6 4 (0.34%) Google Play
6 4 (0.34%) Heroku
7 3 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.084%) IaaS
8 1 (0.084%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.78%) Internet
2 24 (2.01%) Skype
3 19 (1.59%) DSL
4 11 (0.92%) DNS
5 7 (0.59%) Ethernet
5 7 (0.59%) HTTP
5 7 (0.59%) RS-232
6 6 (0.50%) FTP
7 5 (0.42%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.42%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.34%) SMS
9 3 (0.25%) DHCP
9 3 (0.25%) iBeacon
9 3 (0.25%) SNMP
10 2 (0.17%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.17%) SMTP
11 1 (0.084%) Broadband
11 1 (0.084%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.084%) LDAP
11 1 (0.084%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (20.89%) SQL Server
2 153 (12.84%) MySQL
3 89 (7.47%) Relational Database
4 84 (7.05%) NoSQL
5 80 (6.71%) MongoDB
6 52 (4.36%) Oracle Database
7 50 (4.19%) Big Data
8 47 (3.94%) Hadoop
9 39 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 34 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
11 33 (2.77%) DB2
12 29 (2.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 29 (2.43%) Redis
13 22 (1.85%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
18 12 (1.01%) Blockchain
19 10 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 65 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 59 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 57 (4.78%) Visual Studio
4 37 (3.10%) Selenium
5 35 (2.94%) Maven
6 33 (2.77%) Jenkins
7 27 (2.27%) JUnit
8 25 (2.10%) Subversion
9 24 (2.01%) Gradle
10 20 (1.68%) SpecFlow
11 18 (1.51%) Ant
12 17 (1.43%) FxCop
12 17 (1.43%) StyleCop
13 15 (1.26%) Mockito
13 15 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.26%) Oracle APEX
14 14 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
14 14 (1.17%) webpack
15 13 (1.09%) TeamCity
16 12 (1.01%) Eclipse
General
1 272 (22.82%) Finance
2 121 (10.15%) Banking
3 49 (4.11%) Games
4 46 (3.86%) Financial Institution
5 43 (3.61%) Investment Banking
6 41 (3.44%) Retail
7 30 (2.52%) Marketing
8 29 (2.43%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.68%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.51%) Publishing
11 16 (1.34%) Advertising
12 12 (1.01%) Front Office
13 11 (0.92%) Electronics
14 10 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.50%) Billing
16 5 (0.42%) Automotive
16 5 (0.42%) Back Office
16 5 (0.42%) Law
17 2 (0.17%) Military
17 2 (0.17%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (27.43%) .NET
2 308 (25.84%) HTML
3 250 (20.97%) CSS
4 219 (18.37%) ASP.NET
5 164 (13.76%) AngularJS
6 139 (11.66%) Web Services
7 119 (9.98%) HTML5
8 118 (9.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 113 (9.48%) WCF
10 110 (9.23%) Spring
11 108 (9.06%) jQuery
12 92 (7.72%) .NET Framework
13 85 (7.13%) ASP.NET Web API
14 83 (6.96%) REST
15 81 (6.80%) XML
16 80 (6.71%) Hibernate
17 68 (5.70%) CSS3
18 57 (4.78%) RESTful
19 55 (4.61%) WPF
20 52 (4.36%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 169 (14.18%) Computer Science
2 101 (8.47%) Mobile App
3 99 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (7.38%) Fintech
5 83 (6.96%) Data Structures
6 64 (5.37%) User Experience
7 51 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
8 50 (4.19%) Algorithms
8 50 (4.19%) iSeries
9 48 (4.03%) AS400
10 47 (3.94%) Derivative
11 37 (3.10%) Mainframe
12 36 (3.02%) Equities
13 35 (2.94%) Fixed Income
14 32 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 28 (2.35%) mHealth
16 26 (2.18%) OTC Derivatives
17 24 (2.01%) Client/Server
18 15 (1.26%) Spread Betting
19 14 (1.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 129 (10.82%) Linux
2 109 (9.14%) Apple iOS
3 101 (8.47%) Android
3 101 (8.47%) Windows
4 50 (4.19%) Unix
5 13 (1.09%) Ubuntu
6 9 (0.76%) MVS
7 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.42%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.34%) CentOS
10 3 (0.25%) zOS
11 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.084%) Solaris
12 1 (0.084%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (21.90%) Software Engineering
3 222 (18.62%) TDD
4 221 (18.54%) MVC
5 197 (16.53%) OO
6 131 (10.99%) Scrum
7 126 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
8 112 (9.40%) Unit Testing
9 81 (6.80%) SDLC
10 80 (6.71%) iOS Development
11 77 (6.46%) Mentoring
12 76 (6.38%) Android Development
13 72 (6.04%) OOP
14 69 (5.79%) Analytics
15 63 (5.29%) Mathematics
16 62 (5.20%) Data Modelling
16 62 (5.20%) E-Commerce
17 61 (5.12%) Microservices
18 58 (4.87%) Web Development
19 57 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 429 (35.99%) SQL
2 377 (31.63%) C#
2 377 (31.63%) Java
3 351 (29.45%) JavaScript
4 132 (11.07%) Python
5 131 (10.99%) C++
6 72 (6.04%) Perl
7 68 (5.70%) Scala
8 65 (5.45%) Apple Swift
9 64 (5.37%) Objective-C
10 62 (5.20%) PHP
11 58 (4.87%) C
12 55 (4.61%) RPG
13 47 (3.94%) PL/SQL
14 44 (3.69%) VB.NET
15 41 (3.44%) Haskell
16 35 (2.94%) T-SQL
17 34 (2.85%) F#
18 31 (2.60%) COBOL
18 31 (2.60%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 240 (20.13%) Degree
2 22 (1.85%) PhD
3 12 (1.01%) PMI Certification
4 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.34%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.084%) HND
7 1 (0.084%) PMP
7 1 (0.084%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.084%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.02%) QA
2 6 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.34%) HL7
4 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.17%) SDET
5 2 (0.17%) SLA
6 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (1.01%) Docker
2 7 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.084%) ACF2
4 1 (0.084%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (1.01%) Kubernetes
1 12 (1.01%) Tivoli
2 11 (0.92%) Ansible
3 7 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.50%) Terraform
5 5 (0.42%) Kibana
5 5 (0.42%) logstash
5 5 (0.42%) Packer
6 3 (0.25%) Control-M
7 2 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.084%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.084%) Puppet
8 1 (0.084%) zSecure
Vendors
1 147 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 143 (12.00%) Oracle
3 45 (3.78%) IBM
4 21 (1.76%) Xamarin
5 20 (1.68%) SAP
6 19 (1.59%) Google
7 12 (1.01%) TIBCO
8 11 (0.92%) Adobe
9 10 (0.84%) Apple
9 10 (0.84%) Sitecore
10 9 (0.76%) Sun
11 7 (0.59%) ATG
11 7 (0.59%) Infor
11 7 (0.59%) Sybase
11 7 (0.59%) VMware
12 6 (0.50%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.42%) Retek
13 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.42%) XMPie
14 4 (0.34%) Splunk
Gosport, Hampshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 40k + 3% Pension, Bonus, Healthcare and more
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35k
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35k + 5% Pension, 25 Days and more
Posted: 2 days ago
Witham, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 45k + Pension, 25 days, training and more!
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35 - 65k + Bonus, 3% Pension, Healthcare and more
Posted: 2 days ago
Olney, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 45k + 3% Pension, 24 days and more!
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35k + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35k + 10 % Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 27-35k 25 days holiday + bank holidays, 6% Pension and much more
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35k + 10% Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k + 25 days holiday + B/Hols + Healthcare + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Martin & Conley
Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40 - 60k DOE + Bonus, 3% Pension, Healthcare and more
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £43-47K depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 60k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65,000 per annum + 25 days holiday, healthcare and much more
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-50k + 22 days holiday + Bank holidays + Bonus Scheme + More!
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
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Salary: From £32,627 to £36,722 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k plus pension, 25 days, flexi time, training + more
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: 55,000 - 70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum + exceptional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £65000 - £75000 Per Annum 15% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
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Salary: From £28,485 to £30,153 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago