The median annual salary for a Programmer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 407 337 288
Rank change year-on-year -70 -49  
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 561 972 1155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.94% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.98% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 472 859 996
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,150
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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%  

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 27 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 27 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 -75 534 £47,500 +5.55% 83
London -19 216 £61,250 +2.08% 28
East of England -16 94 £45,000 - 19
South East -8 92 £47,500 +5.55% 17
North West -4 45 £40,000 +6.66% 3
South West +33 31 £45,000 +13.92% 5
Cambridgeshire -31 30 £45,000 - 10
Hertfordshire +17 28 £52,500 +16.66% 5
Essex +16 28 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Cambridge -24 27 £45,000 - 8
West Midlands -38 27 £35,000 - 7
Buckinghamshire +25 24 £45,000 - 5
Berkshire +35 23 £43,750 -6.41% 1
Yorkshire -23 23 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Milton Keynes +20 22 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Scotland +24 20 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Surrey +25 19 £47,500 +5.55% 3
West Yorkshire +7 18 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Manchester -7 18 £45,000 +63.63% 1
West Sussex 0 15 £50,000 -2.43% 3
Birmingham -8 15 £35,000 - 5
Edinburgh +13 14 £40,000 -11.11% 1
City of London +23 12 £50,000 -33.33% 10
Wiltshire +18 11 £45,000 +9.75% 2
Swindon +24 10 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Oxfordshire +9 10 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Lancashire +2 10 £40,000 +14.28%
St Albans -3 10 £51,250 +20.58% 1
Leeds -5 10 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Cheshire -10 10 £45,000 +12.50% 1

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 420 (35.53%) SQL
2 410 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
3 375 (31.73%) C#
3 375 (31.73%) Java
4 352 (29.78%) JavaScript
5 326 (27.58%) .NET
6 307 (25.97%) HTML
7 270 (22.84%) Finance
8 258 (21.83%) Software Engineering
9 248 (20.98%) CSS
10 246 (20.81%) SQL Server
11 239 (20.22%) Degree
12 222 (18.78%) TDD
13 220 (18.61%) MVC
14 218 (18.44%) ASP.NET
15 194 (16.41%) OO
16 168 (14.21%) Computer Science
17 163 (13.79%) AngularJS
18 152 (12.86%) MySQL
19 144 (12.18%) Microsoft
20 142 (12.01%) Web Services
21 141 (11.93%) Oracle
22 131 (11.08%) Python
23 130 (11.00%) Linux
24 129 (10.91%) C++
25 127 (10.74%) Scrum
26 124 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
27 120 (10.15%) Banking
28 118 (9.98%) HTML5
29 117 (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 46 (3.89%) Apache
2 41 (3.47%) JBoss
3 39 (3.30%) Tomcat
4 30 (2.54%) WebSphere
5 28 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (2.28%) CMS
7 26 (2.20%) CICS
8 25 (2.12%) WebLogic
9 21 (1.78%) Umbraco
10 19 (1.61%) Apache Spark
11 17 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 16 (1.35%) SharePoint
13 13 (1.10%) NServiceBus
14 11 (0.93%) SAS
15 8 (0.68%) IIS
16 7 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.51%) Confluence
17 6 (0.51%) Drupal
17 6 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
17 6 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 64 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.27%) MS Office
3 7 (0.59%) GIMP
4 6 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.42%) InDesign
5 5 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.25%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.17%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.085%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.085%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.42%) Movex
2 5 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle ASCP
4 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.17%) SAP VC
6 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.085%) Odoo
6 1 (0.085%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.085%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.085%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 71 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.20%) SaaS
4 6 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.42%) 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 (0.085%) IaaS
8 1 (0.085%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.74%) Internet
2 24 (2.03%) Skype
3 19 (1.61%) DSL
4 10 (0.85%) DNS
5 8 (0.68%) Ethernet
5 8 (0.68%) RS-232
6 6 (0.51%) HTTP
6 6 (0.51%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.42%) FTP
7 5 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.34%) iBeacon
8 4 (0.34%) SMS
9 3 (0.25%) DHCP
9 3 (0.25%) SNMP
10 2 (0.17%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.17%) SMTP
11 1 (0.085%) Broadband
11 1 (0.085%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.085%) LDAP
11 1 (0.085%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (20.81%) SQL Server
2 152 (12.86%) MySQL
3 89 (7.53%) Relational Database
4 85 (7.19%) NoSQL
5 81 (6.85%) MongoDB
6 50 (4.23%) Big Data
6 50 (4.23%) Oracle Database
7 47 (3.98%) Hadoop
8 40 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 35 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
10 33 (2.79%) DB2
11 30 (2.54%) Redis
12 29 (2.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 22 (1.86%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
18 12 (1.02%) Blockchain
19 10 (0.85%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 65 (5.50%) Git (software)
2 58 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (4.65%) Visual Studio
4 36 (3.05%) Selenium
5 35 (2.96%) Maven
6 33 (2.79%) Jenkins
7 27 (2.28%) JUnit
8 26 (2.20%) Subversion
9 24 (2.03%) Gradle
10 19 (1.61%) SpecFlow
11 18 (1.52%) Ant
12 16 (1.35%) FxCop
12 16 (1.35%) StyleCop
13 15 (1.27%) Mockito
13 15 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
14 14 (1.18%) webpack
15 13 (1.10%) Eclipse
15 13 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
15 13 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 270 (22.84%) Finance
2 120 (10.15%) Banking
3 49 (4.15%) Games
4 45 (3.81%) Financial Institution
5 43 (3.64%) Investment Banking
6 41 (3.47%) Retail
7 30 (2.54%) Marketing
8 29 (2.45%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.52%) Publishing
11 16 (1.35%) Advertising
12 12 (1.02%) Front Office
13 11 (0.93%) Electronics
14 10 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.51%) 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
1 326 (27.58%) .NET
2 307 (25.97%) HTML
3 248 (20.98%) CSS
4 218 (18.44%) ASP.NET
5 163 (13.79%) AngularJS
6 142 (12.01%) Web Services
7 118 (9.98%) HTML5
8 117 (9.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 111 (9.39%) Spring
9 111 (9.39%) WCF
10 106 (8.97%) jQuery
11 92 (7.78%) .NET Framework
12 86 (7.28%) REST
13 85 (7.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 80 (6.77%) Hibernate
14 80 (6.77%) XML
15 67 (5.67%) CSS3
16 57 (4.82%) RESTful
17 54 (4.57%) WPF
18 52 (4.40%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 168 (14.21%) Computer Science
2 100 (8.46%) Mobile App
3 98 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (7.36%) Fintech
5 82 (6.94%) Data Structures
6 64 (5.41%) User Experience
7 50 (4.23%) Algorithms
7 50 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
7 50 (4.23%) iSeries
8 47 (3.98%) AS400
8 47 (3.98%) Derivative
9 37 (3.13%) Mainframe
10 36 (3.05%) Equities
11 35 (2.96%) Fixed Income
12 32 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 28 (2.37%) mHealth
14 26 (2.20%) OTC Derivatives
15 24 (2.03%) Client/Server
16 15 (1.27%) Spread Betting
17 14 (1.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 130 (11.00%) Linux
2 109 (9.22%) Apple iOS
3 102 (8.63%) Android
4 98 (8.29%) Windows
5 49 (4.15%) Unix
6 13 (1.10%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.76%) MVS
8 6 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.42%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.42%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.34%) CentOS
11 3 (0.25%) zOS
12 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.085%) Solaris
13 1 (0.085%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (21.83%) Software Engineering
3 222 (18.78%) TDD
4 220 (18.61%) MVC
5 194 (16.41%) OO
6 127 (10.74%) Scrum
7 124 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
8 111 (9.39%) Unit Testing
9 80 (6.77%) iOS Development
9 80 (6.77%) SDLC
10 77 (6.51%) Android Development
11 76 (6.43%) Mentoring
12 72 (6.09%) OOP
13 69 (5.84%) Analytics
14 62 (5.25%) E-Commerce
14 62 (5.25%) Mathematics
15 61 (5.16%) Data Modelling
15 61 (5.16%) Microservices
16 58 (4.91%) Web Development
17 56 (4.74%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 420 (35.53%) SQL
2 375 (31.73%) C#
2 375 (31.73%) Java
3 352 (29.78%) JavaScript
4 131 (11.08%) Python
5 129 (10.91%) C++
6 71 (6.01%) Perl
7 68 (5.75%) Scala
8 65 (5.50%) Apple Swift
9 64 (5.41%) Objective-C
10 61 (5.16%) PHP
11 57 (4.82%) C
12 53 (4.48%) RPG
13 45 (3.81%) PL/SQL
13 45 (3.81%) VB.NET
14 41 (3.47%) Haskell
15 35 (2.96%) T-SQL
16 34 (2.88%) F#
17 31 (2.62%) COBOL
17 31 (2.62%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 239 (20.22%) Degree
2 21 (1.78%) PhD
3 11 (0.93%) PMI Certification
4 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.34%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.085%) HND
7 1 (0.085%) PMP
7 1 (0.085%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.085%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.05%) QA
2 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.34%) HL7
4 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.17%) SDET
4 2 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (1.02%) Docker
2 7 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.085%) ACF2
4 1 (0.085%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (1.02%) Kubernetes
1 12 (1.02%) Tivoli
2 11 (0.93%) Ansible
3 7 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.51%) 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 (0.085%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.085%) Puppet
8 1 (0.085%) zSecure
Vendors
1 144 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 141 (11.93%) Oracle
3 44 (3.72%) IBM
4 21 (1.78%) Xamarin
5 20 (1.69%) SAP
6 16 (1.35%) Google
7 12 (1.02%) TIBCO
8 11 (0.93%) Adobe
9 10 (0.85%) Apple
9 10 (0.85%) Sitecore
10 9 (0.76%) Sun
11 8 (0.68%) Sybase
12 7 (0.59%) ATG
12 7 (0.59%) Infor
12 7 (0.59%) VMware
13 6 (0.51%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.42%) Retek
14 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.42%) XMPie
15 4 (0.34%) Splunk
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