Period
to

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

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
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 378 407 530
Rank change year-on-year +29 +123 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 1,603 861 273
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.76% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.83% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 258 220 239
10th Percentile £32,000 £36,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £83,750 £102,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £122,500 £132,500 £79,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 157,044 103,898 61,800
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 84,149 73,476 50,466
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the UK

Programmer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Programmer.

Salary trend for Programmer in the UK

Programmer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Programmer over the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Programmer in the UK

Programmer
Top 18 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 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +22 939 £52,500 -4.55% 68
UK excluding London +131 801 £45,000 - 56
Work from Home -92 570 £60,000 +14.29% 19
London -127 255 £100,000 +5.26% 16
North of England +107 240 £45,000 - 16
South East +2 160 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Scotland +84 144 £61,750 -5.00% 3
Midlands +26 141 £39,500 -12.22% 13
Yorkshire +81 125 £38,500 -30.00% 7
North West +21 110 £48,750 +8.33% 6
West Midlands -8 98 £39,000 -16.13% 9
East of England -72 91 £70,000 +40.00% 4
East Midlands +28 46 £55,000 +46.67% 4
South West -11 20 £45,000 +18.42% 10
Channel Islands - 7 - -
Wales -14 6 - - 1
North East -6 5 - - 3
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, Programmer job roles required the following 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 1,119 (69.81%) SAS
2 693 (43.23%) Degree
3 663 (41.36%) Analytical Skills
4 661 (41.24%) Problem-Solving
5 635 (39.61%) CDISC
6 626 (39.05%) Finance
7 569 (35.50%) Good Clinical Practice
8 558 (34.81%) Social Skills
9 542 (33.81%) Time Management
10 486 (30.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 486 (30.32%) Presentation Skills
11 472 (29.44%) Project Management
11 472 (29.44%) Business Development
12 457 (28.51%) Biostatistics
13 428 (26.70%) Quality Management
14 402 (25.08%) Computer Science
15 371 (23.14%) Pharmaceutical
16 364 (22.71%) Mathematics
17 359 (22.40%) Data Management
18 326 (20.34%) Statistics
19 311 (19.40%) Statistical Analysis
20 287 (17.90%) Validation
21 257 (16.03%) Mentoring
22 225 (14.04%) Regulatory Compliance
23 223 (13.91%) Marketing
24 218 (13.60%) R
25 215 (13.41%) Resource Allocation
26 212 (13.23%) Life Science
27 177 (11.04%) SQL
28 163 (10.17%) Agile

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 1,119 (69.81%) SAS
2 18 (1.12%) Jetty
3 9 (0.56%) Mule
3 9 (0.56%) OpenEdge
4 7 (0.44%) IIS
4 7 (0.44%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.37%) CMS
6 2 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.062%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.062%) DNN
7 1 (0.062%) Mendix
7 1 (0.062%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.062%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.062%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (2.87%) Spreadsheet
2 18 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.19%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.31%) Magento
2 3 (0.19%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.12%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.062%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 74 (4.62%) Azure
2 59 (3.68%) AWS
3 34 (2.12%) GCP
4 18 (1.12%) OpenShift
5 9 (0.56%) Serverless
6 7 (0.44%) GitHub
6 7 (0.44%) Power Platform
6 7 (0.44%) Slack
7 6 (0.37%) Azure Functions
7 6 (0.37%) Azure Logic Apps
7 6 (0.37%) SaaS
8 5 (0.31%) Azure AKS
9 3 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.19%) Azure DevOps
9 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.19%) Microsoft 365
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.062%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.062%) AWS CodeDeploy
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.19%) HTTP
2 7 (0.44%) Internet
2 7 (0.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.25%) Broadband
3 4 (0.25%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.19%) Intranet
4 3 (0.19%) Multicast
5 2 (0.12%) DNS
5 2 (0.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.18%) Base SAS
3 36 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 32 (2.00%) Spotfire
5 29 (1.81%) Tableau
6 20 (1.25%) Hazelcast
7 18 (1.12%) Cognos Impromptu
7 18 (1.12%) Redis
8 15 (0.94%) MySQL
9 13 (0.81%) RDBMS
10 11 (0.69%) Big Data
10 11 (0.69%) Metadata
10 11 (0.69%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (0.62%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 10 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.62%) DB2
11 10 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.44%) Power BI
13 5 (0.31%) DTS
Development Applications
1 34 (2.12%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.37%) ProC
3 19 (1.19%) JUnit
4 18 (1.12%) Cucumber
4 18 (1.12%) Moq
4 18 (1.12%) NUnit
4 18 (1.12%) SpecFlow
5 11 (0.69%) Selenium
5 11 (0.69%) Subversion
6 10 (0.62%) GitLab
7 6 (0.37%) JIRA
8 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.12%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.062%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.062%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.062%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.062%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 663 (41.36%) Analytical Skills
2 626 (39.05%) Finance
3 558 (34.81%) Social Skills
4 486 (30.32%) Presentation Skills
5 371 (23.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 223 (13.91%) Marketing
7 100 (6.24%) Games
8 45 (2.81%) Organisational Skills
9 35 (2.18%) Retail
10 32 (2.00%) Law
11 21 (1.31%) Manufacturing
12 20 (1.25%) Back Office
13 15 (0.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 13 (0.81%) Electronics
14 13 (0.81%) Wearables
15 12 (0.75%) Automotive
15 12 (0.75%) Music Industry
16 10 (0.62%) Banking
17 8 (0.50%) German Language
17 8 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (9.36%) XML
2 87 (5.43%) .NET
3 62 (3.87%) HTML
4 59 (3.68%) Unreal Engine
5 40 (2.50%) REST
6 36 (2.25%) CSS
7 33 (2.06%) Shiny
8 29 (1.81%) JSON
9 28 (1.75%) React
10 27 (1.68%) Kafka
11 26 (1.62%) ASP.NET
12 24 (1.50%) HTML5
13 23 (1.43%) jQuery
13 23 (1.43%) Velocity
14 22 (1.37%) AngularJS
15 20 (1.25%) Middleware
15 20 (1.25%) TensorFlow
16 19 (1.19%) .NET Core
17 18 (1.12%) ActiveMQ
17 18 (1.12%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 212 (13.23%) Life Science
2 155 (9.67%) Biotechnology
3 75 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
4 58 (3.62%) Data Structures
5 37 (2.31%) Virtual Team
6 36 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 30 (1.87%) PlayStation
8 27 (1.68%) Equities
8 27 (1.68%) Hedge funds
9 24 (1.50%) Algorithms
10 22 (1.37%) Fixed Income
11 20 (1.25%) Blockchain
11 20 (1.25%) Cloud Native
11 20 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 19 (1.19%) NFT
13 18 (1.12%) iPhone
13 18 (1.12%) SIMD
14 17 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (0.75%) Music Streaming
15 12 (0.75%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 60 (3.74%) Linux
2 24 (1.50%) Android
3 19 (1.19%) Windows
4 9 (0.56%) Ubuntu
5 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
5 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.062%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (41.24%) Problem-Solving
2 542 (33.81%) Time Management
3 472 (29.44%) Business Development
3 472 (29.44%) Project Management
4 457 (28.51%) Biostatistics
5 428 (26.70%) Quality Management
6 402 (25.08%) Computer Science
7 364 (22.71%) Mathematics
8 359 (22.40%) Data Management
9 326 (20.34%) Statistics
10 311 (19.40%) Statistical Analysis
11 287 (17.90%) Validation
12 257 (16.03%) Mentoring
13 225 (14.04%) Regulatory Compliance
14 215 (13.41%) Resource Allocation
15 163 (10.17%) Agile
16 148 (9.23%) Analytics
17 145 (9.05%) Data Science
18 120 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
19 103 (6.43%) Biometrics
Programming Languages
1 218 (13.60%) R
2 177 (11.04%) SQL
3 153 (9.54%) Python
4 141 (8.80%) C++
5 131 (8.17%) SAS Macro
6 97 (6.05%) C#
7 85 (5.30%) JavaScript
8 81 (5.05%) Java
9 42 (2.62%) C
10 30 (1.87%) Go
11 24 (1.50%) Scala
12 23 (1.43%) PowerShell
13 22 (1.37%) PROC SQL
14 19 (1.19%) RPG
14 19 (1.19%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.12%) Kotlin
16 17 (1.06%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.81%) PHP
17 13 (0.81%) VB
18 11 (0.69%) Lua
Qualifications
1 693 (43.23%) Degree
2 151 (9.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 109 (6.80%) Master's Degree
4 62 (3.87%) Numerate Degree
5 43 (2.68%) PhD
6 7 (0.44%) AWS Certification
6 7 (0.44%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 635 (39.61%) CDISC
2 569 (35.50%) Good Clinical Practice
3 486 (30.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 21 (1.31%) QA
5 8 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.25%) Accessibility
System Software
1 36 (2.25%) Docker
2 9 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.12%) Snort
4 1 (0.062%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 42 (2.62%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.25%) Ansible
3 2 (0.12%) Kibana
3 2 (0.12%) logstash
3 2 (0.12%) Puppet
3 2 (0.12%) Suricata
3 2 (0.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 98 (6.11%) Facebook
2 87 (5.43%) YouTube
3 64 (3.99%) Microsoft
4 50 (3.12%) Oracle
5 40 (2.50%) SAP
6 12 (0.75%) Cognizant
7 11 (0.69%) Google
7 11 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (0.62%) MuleSoft
8 10 (0.62%) Perforce
9 5 (0.31%) BMC
9 5 (0.31%) FIS
9 5 (0.31%) Progress
10 4 (0.25%) BT
10 4 (0.25%) Confirmit
10 4 (0.25%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.19%) Infor
11 3 (0.19%) LANSA
11 3 (0.19%) Siemens
12 2 (0.12%) Unisys