Period
to 26 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 591 621 579
Rank change year-on-year +30 -42 -142
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 475 596 790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.41% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 424 521 616
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,475 £31,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £68,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -3.52%

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 117,547 145,213 169,001
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 95.94% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94,215 116,338 138,908
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 26 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Programmer in the UK

Programmer
Top 14 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 26 February 2020. 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 +47 433 £50,000 +5.26% 176
UK excluding London +39 284 £45,000 +12.50% 157
London +28 165 £67,500 +22.73% 32
South East +66 113 £50,000 - 37
North of England +38 62 £45,000 +25.00% 40
North West +63 55 £45,000 +25.00% 24
East of England +21 35 £42,500 -10.53% 23
Midlands +33 30 £40,000 +6.67% 37
South West +27 26 £35,462 -2.59% 7
East Midlands +27 24 £40,000 +6.67% 19
Scotland +28 17 £36,570 -21.36% 11
Yorkshire +14 7 £25,000 -32.89% 9
West Midlands +28 6 £40,000 - 18
Wales -22 1 £50,000 +50.72% 2

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 188 (39.58%) C#
2 187 (39.37%) SQL
3 179 (37.68%) .NET
4 172 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (32.00%) JavaScript
6 143 (30.11%) Java
7 127 (26.74%) SQL Server
8 121 (25.47%) Finance
9 117 (24.63%) Software Engineering
10 103 (21.68%) CSS
11 97 (20.42%) HTML
12 82 (17.26%) AngularJS
13 80 (16.84%) OO
14 75 (15.79%) ASP.NET
15 68 (14.32%) Web Services
16 67 (14.11%) MVC
17 66 (13.89%) Microsoft
18 61 (12.84%) Azure
19 58 (12.21%) Scrum
20 51 (10.74%) TDD
21 48 (10.11%) .NET Core
22 46 (9.68%) Microservices
22 46 (9.68%) Oracle
23 45 (9.47%) React
24 44 (9.26%) XML
25 43 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
26 41 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
26 41 (8.63%) Windows
26 41 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
27 40 (8.42%) Linux

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 17 (3.58%) CICS
2 12 (2.53%) CMS
3 11 (2.32%) MQSeries
4 10 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.68%) Apache
6 7 (1.47%) JBoss
6 7 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.26%) SAS
7 6 (1.26%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.05%) IIS
9 4 (0.84%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.63%) Kentico
11 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.42%) Mendix
11 2 (0.42%) SugarCRM
11 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.21%) Resin
12 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (1.26%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.42%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.05%) OpenCart
3 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.63%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.42%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.42%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.21%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.21%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.21%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 61 (12.84%) Azure
2 34 (7.16%) AWS
3 12 (2.53%) Power Platform
4 8 (1.68%) GitHub
5 7 (1.47%) PaaS
5 7 (1.47%) Serverless
6 6 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.84%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.84%) GCP
7 4 (0.84%) Office 365
7 4 (0.84%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.42%) SaaS
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon Neptune
9 1 (0.21%) Apigee
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.21%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.26%) Internet
2 3 (0.63%) ATM
2 3 (0.63%) Intranet
3 2 (0.42%) Multicast
4 1 (0.21%) FTP
4 1 (0.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (26.74%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.16%) MySQL
3 27 (5.68%) Relational Database
4 22 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (4.42%) MongoDB
6 19 (4.00%) DB2
7 17 (3.58%) Redis
8 14 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (2.53%) Power BI
10 10 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.68%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.68%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.47%) Big Data
13 6 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (1.26%) mvBase
13 6 (1.26%) UniData
14 4 (0.84%) Infinispan
14 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.32%) Maven
3 10 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.68%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.47%) Eclipse
6 6 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.26%) Subversion
7 4 (0.84%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.63%) JUnit
8 3 (0.63%) LabVIEW
8 3 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.42%) Ant
9 2 (0.42%) Gradle
9 2 (0.42%) JIRA
9 2 (0.42%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.21%) JProfiler
10 1 (0.21%) Moq
10 1 (0.21%) Selenium
10 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 121 (25.47%) Finance
2 32 (6.74%) Retail
3 29 (6.11%) Games
4 24 (5.05%) Front Office
5 15 (3.16%) Banking
6 13 (2.74%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.68%) Marketing
8 6 (1.26%) Legal
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.05%) Law
10 3 (0.63%) Advertising
10 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Local Government
11 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.42%) Publishing
11 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (37.68%) .NET
2 103 (21.68%) CSS
3 97 (20.42%) HTML
4 82 (17.26%) AngularJS
5 75 (15.79%) ASP.NET
6 68 (14.32%) Web Services
7 48 (10.11%) .NET Core
8 45 (9.47%) React
9 44 (9.26%) XML
10 38 (8.00%) Spring
11 31 (6.53%) .NET Framework
12 28 (5.89%) REST
13 26 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (5.47%) RESTful
14 23 (4.84%) HTML5
14 23 (4.84%) jQuery
15 20 (4.21%) CSS3
16 19 (4.00%) Vue.js
17 18 (3.79%) JSON
18 16 (3.37%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.74%) Mainframe
3 23 (4.84%) Algorithms
4 21 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (3.79%) Reinsurance
6 17 (3.58%) AS400
7 15 (3.16%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.95%) User Experience
9 13 (2.74%) Client/Server
10 12 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (2.53%) iSeries
10 12 (2.53%) Social Media
11 11 (2.32%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.68%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.68%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.47%) Online Games
13 7 (1.47%) Replication
14 6 (1.26%) Robotics
15 5 (1.05%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.63%) Windows
2 40 (8.42%) Linux
3 23 (4.84%) Unix
4 21 (4.42%) Android
5 18 (3.79%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.89%) zOS
7 6 (1.26%) MVS
8 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.21%) AIX
10 1 (0.21%) tvOS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (24.63%) Software Engineering
3 80 (16.84%) OO
4 67 (14.11%) MVC
5 58 (12.21%) Scrum
6 51 (10.74%) TDD
7 46 (9.68%) Microservices
8 41 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
8 41 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (8.42%) Web Development
10 33 (6.95%) Computer Science
10 33 (6.95%) Unit Testing
11 29 (6.11%) SDLC
12 28 (5.89%) Artificial Intelligence
13 27 (5.68%) Business Analysis
13 27 (5.68%) DevOps
13 27 (5.68%) OOP
14 26 (5.47%) Mobile Development
14 26 (5.47%) Workflow
15 25 (5.26%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 188 (39.58%) C#
2 187 (39.37%) SQL
3 152 (32.00%) JavaScript
4 143 (30.11%) Java
5 40 (8.42%) T-SQL
6 39 (8.21%) Python
7 37 (7.79%) C++
8 27 (5.68%) PL/SQL
9 24 (5.05%) COBOL
10 23 (4.84%) VB
10 23 (4.84%) VB.NET
11 21 (4.42%) PHP
12 19 (4.00%) RPG
13 18 (3.79%) TypeScript
14 15 (3.16%) C
15 13 (2.74%) Java 8
16 12 (2.53%) F#
17 10 (2.11%) Lua
17 10 (2.11%) VB6
18 8 (1.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (8.21%) Degree
2 17 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.63%) MCSE
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.63%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.42%) CFA
5 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.63%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) GDPR
3 2 (0.42%) CDISC
4 1 (0.21%) MiFID
4 1 (0.21%) PMO
4 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (3.58%) Docker
2 8 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 5 (1.05%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (1.47%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.42%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (0.21%) Ansible
3 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 66 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 46 (9.68%) Oracle
3 16 (3.37%) Guidewire
4 12 (2.53%) IBM
5 10 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.68%) Tableau
7 7 (1.47%) Google
8 6 (1.26%) CA
8 6 (1.26%) jBASE
9 4 (0.84%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.63%) Aderant
10 3 (0.63%) Adobe
10 3 (0.63%) Cognos
10 3 (0.63%) Micro Focus
10 3 (0.63%) SAP
10 3 (0.63%) Teradata
10 3 (0.63%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.42%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.42%) Solace
11 2 (0.42%) TIBCO